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Melton Mayor Councillor Tejpal Bains will lead the Fly The Flag For The
Commonwealth ceremony outside Melton Borough Council Offices on Monday, 12
March at 9.50 am to mark the fourth International Commonwealth Day. This is
followed by an act of remembrance in memory of those who gave their lives in
the First World War. Representatives of local service and community
organisations will be attending and the public are also encouraged to join
in and show their support.
Clive Rudd will give a talk
entitled Everybody Loves Music at Bingham WI’s meeting in the WI Hall,
Station Street on Monday, 12 March at 2 pm. Visitors are welcome. For
details phone 01949 836584.
Kate Ward from Markfield will give an illustrated talk
entitled The Story Of The Walled Garden at Asfordby Garden Club’s meeting in
the Community Room of the Bradgate Flats on Monday, 12 March at 7 pm.
Michael Webster will give an illustrated talk entitled Living Wild In
Patagonia at a meeting of Melton Mowbray Group of the Leicestershire and
Rutland Wildlife Trust. It’s in the United Reformed Church in Chapel Street
on Monday, 12 March at 7.30 pm.
My World Of Inspiration is the title of a
floral demonstration being given to South Notts Flower Club by Jo Smith.
It’s at the Burnside Hall in Plumtree on Monday, 12 March at 7.30 pm. Entry
for visitors is £6.
Ann Bird will give an illustrated talk entitled A Garden Journey: Gardening
At Home And Abroad at Bingham Garden Club's meeting in the WI Hall, Station
Street on Tuesday, 13 March at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Admission is
£3 including refreshments. Phone 01949 838782 for details.
Alan Walker from Market Harborough Traction
Engine Club will give an illustrated talk about military vehicles at Melton
Tractor’s Club’s meeting in Melton Conservative Club on Tuesday,13 March at
7.30 for 8 pm. Visitors are welcome. Phone 07979 416886.
East Bridgford Drama Group present Heat
Stroke, a farce by Eric Chappell at the village hall from Tuesday to
Saturday, 13-17 March with performances at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8 – phone
07342 823389 or see www.ebdg.co.uk
John Whitfield will give a talk entitled Women Pilots
Of The World War Two at Melton Afternoon WI’s meeting at the Sage Cross
Methodist Church on Wednesday, 14 March at 2 pm.
Responsive Web Design is the theme for the evening at Melton Computer Club’s
meeting at Melton Indoor Bowls Club on Wednesday, 14 March at 7.30 pm.
There's a fashion show and sale at Quorn Lodge Hotel, Asfordby Road in
Melton on Wednesday, 14 March at 7.30 pm. Favourite High Street brands and
French and Italian designerwear will be on sale at massively reduced prices.
Tickets are £5 from Melton 851667. Proceeds for the charity Living Without
A charity quiz night for teams of up to four people is being held at the
Anne of Cleves pub in Melton on Wednesday, 14 March at 7.30 pm. The winners
receive a cash prize and there's also a raffle. Entry is £2 per person and
proceeds will go to Pablo's Horse Sanctuary. To book, phone 07745 628684.
Keyworth and District Footpaths
Association have a nine-mile guided walk in Derbyshire, taking in Ticknall,
Calke Park and Staunton Harold on Thursday, 15 March. They’re meeting at
Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome, for
details phone 07947 109208.
Bingham and Radcliffe-on-Trent Rotary Club are holding
a charity whisky themed evening at Bingham Bowls Club on Friday, 16 March at
7.30 pm. You can taste some of the varieties and hear the stories behind
their names. Please drink responsibly. Over 18s only. Tickets are £20 from
01949 836882. Proceeds for Bingham Cricket and Countryside Trust.
Memories For Moore, a charity
auction night to raise money in support of local cancer sufferer Nick Moore
and LOROS, the Leicestershire Hospice takes place at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday, 16
March, starting at 8 pm. There will be live
music by Howard Rose, the Mixtapes and John Barry. Tickets, including a buffet
supper, are £10 - to book see Memories For Moore on Facebook
or phone 07507 421590.
Melton Ramblers have a nine mile circular walk around Saltby on Saturday, 17
meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out
8.30 am. The walk includes a picnic lunch. Newcomers are
welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see
A nearly-new sale and
coffee morning is being held at Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Saturday, 17
March from 10 am until 1 pm. There will be quality clothing, bric-a-brac and
other items at bargain prices. Proceeds to St Mary The Virgin Church.
lunches are being served at All Saints’ Church, Asfordby, on Saturday, 17
March from 12 noon until 2 pm. Proceeds for church funds.
vintage clothes and tabletop sale is being held at Dove Cottage Day Hospice in
Canal Lane, Stathern on Saturday, 17 March. Viewing and the tabletop sale is
at 12 noon and
bidding for the auction starts at 1.30 pm.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.
For details phone
01949 860303 or see
The William Booth Memorial Salvation Army Band
from Nottingham is in concert at the Sage Cross Methodist Church in Melton
on Saturday, 17 March at 7 pm. Tickets are £8, including refreshments. Phone
The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an 11 mile walk
around Cromford in Derbyshire, covering the eastern hills and gorges, on
Sunday, 18 March starting at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. For details of
meeting place phone 01949 836042 or see
Bingham Ramblers have a six mile walk alongside
the Loughborough Canal on Sunday, 18 March. They’re meeting at the main car
park in Bingham, ready to drive out at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome to join
in. Phone 01949 877833 or 838698.
Together in Church – Fun For Families has the theme Chocolate Easter Crafts
at Bingham Parish Church on Sunday, 18 March at 4 pm. There will be various
activities including music, arts and crafts, and praise, and refreshments
will be served. Admission is free.
Malcolm Beerman will give a talk about fuchsias – their varieties, cultures
and how to look after them – at Keyworth and District Gardening
Association’s meeting in the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall on Monday,
19 March at 7.30 pm. Entry is £3 for visitors, including refreshments.
Hughes will give a floral demonstration on the theme Flowers For A King at
Frisby Flower and Garden Club’s meeting at Frisby-on-the-Wreake Village Hall
on Tuesday, 20 March at 7 pm. Details on Melton 812618.
Keith and Janice Jackson will give a talk on Artisan Cheese
including a tasting session at Bottesford WI’s meeting in the VC Hall on
Tuesday, 20 March at 7.30 pm.
The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers
have a seven mile walk around Great Casterton, Tickencote and Empingham in
Rutland on Wednesday, 21 March. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone
01949 836042 or see
Commander Neil Jervis will give a talk about submarines and
the life of submariners at a meeting of Bingham U3A, the University of the
Third Age, at Bingham Methodist Centre on Wednesday, 21 March at 2 pm. For
details of how to join U3A see
Janet Spavold is the speaker at Hoby and District Local History Society’s
meeting at the village hall on Wednesday, 21 March at 7.30 pm. She will
explain how to trace the history of a house and date when it was built.
Visitors are welcome to attend and entry is £2 on the door. For more details
Keyworth and District Footpaths Association
have an eight-mile mile guided walk in South Leicestershire, taking in
Market Bosworth, Sutton Cheney, the Bosworth Battlefield and Ashby Canal
towpath. It‘s on Thursday, 22 March. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square,
ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome, for details phone
07884 255099 or 07506 450412.
Dale from the University of Nottingham will give an illustrated talk
entitled Danelaw Saga – The Vikings In Leicestershire at Melton Carnegie
Museum on Thursday, 22 March at 7 for 7.30 pm. Admission is £5. To reserve a
place phone 0116 305 3860.
Showtime is an evening of live music at Melton Royal British Legion Club on
Friday, 23 March from 7.30 pm. Performers are Platform Two, Kriz, Sharna and
Terry Cary. Tickets are £5 and must be bought in advance. Details on 07923
389576. Proceeds will go to the Dogs Trust.
A quiz night in aid of the Nottinghamshire charity My Sight is being held at
the Grange Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent on Friday, 23 March at 7.30 pm. Tickets
are £11 including ploughman’s supper. There will also be a raffle. Bring
your own drinks and glasses. To book phone 01159 752 9371 or 07766 402637.
Of Promises in aid of the Dove Cottage Day Hospice is taking place at Wing
Village Hall in Rutland on Friday, 23 March at 7.30 pm. The auctioneer is
Jeff Dale and entry is £5 including ploughman’s supper. Tickets are
available from 01572 722630. A list of promises can be viewed on
A charity photo shoot day is taking place at
Nottingham Airport, Tollerton on Saturday, 24 March from 10 am.
Photographers and models, plus anyone who would like to have their picture
taken beside an aircraft, are welcome to attend. There is no admission
charge, but a £5 donation for the Strongbones Children’s Charity is
requested. The day includes family activities for children and refreshments
will be available. Details on 07481 739461.
and dog fun day is being held at Harby Village Hall on Saturday, 24 March
from 10 am until 1.30 pm to raise funds for the charity Lymphoedema Support
Network. There will be a show and walk for cats and dogs, plus games, stalls
and children’s activities.
Exploring Easter is the theme of a storytelling and craft
afternoon at St Mary’s Church in Bottesford on Saturday. 24 March from 1.45
until 4 pm. It’s for families with children of primary school age. To book a
place phone 01949 843348.
Keyworth Choir present their Easter
concert at Keyworth Methodist Church on Saturday, 24 March at 7.30 pm. The
programme includes works by Haydn and Schubert. Tickets are £10 available at
Keyworth Library or phone 0115 914 7088.
The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers
have a 10 mile walk around Swinstead, Grimsthorpe, Creeton and Edenham in
Lincolnshire on Sunday, 25 March, starting at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome.
For details phone 01949 836042 or see
The 28th Bottesford Egg Run is on Sunday, 25 March, leaving
from the Rutland Arms at 11 am and arriving at The Meres Leisure Centre in
Grantham at 11.30. For information phone 01780 762531 or 07790 583082.
A community litter pick will take place in Asfordby
Village on Sunday, 25 March from 2 pm to coincide with the Keep Britain
Tidy campaign which was postponed due to severe weather. Volunteers are
needed to help for an hour or two. The meeting place is the Old Market Cross
near the Horseshoes Pub and equipment will be provided. For details phone
fashion show of spring and summer collection is being held in aid of St
Bartholemew’s Church, Welby. It’s at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in
Nottingham Street, Melton, on Monday, 26 March at 7 pm. For ticket details
phone Melton 566374, 561222 or 851386.
The semi-finals and final of the 43rd annual Keyworth Quiz is being staged
at the village hall on Monday, 26 March at 7.30 pm. There’s free entry for
the audience and refreshments will be on sale.
Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a choice of two guided
talks on Thursday, 29 March, both meeting in Keyworth Square ready to drive
out at 9.30 am. There’s an 11 mile walk around Osmaston and Ashbourne in
Derbyshire – for details phone 0115 937 3537, or a seven mile walk in
Nottinghamshire, including Portland College, the Robin Hood Way and
Blidworth – for details pjone 0115 937 4418,
book sale at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 29 March from 10.30 am
until 2 pm. A wide selection of books will be on sale at 50p and coffee and
cakes will be available. There’s also a sale of hand-made craft items in aid
of the Wells For Africa Appeal.
Trish Little will give a talk entitled The Open Book at
Bottesford Friendship Group’s meeting in the Methodist Church Schoolroom on
Thursday, 29 March at 2.30 pm. The talk is followed by refreshments.
Keyworth WI have an open evening entitled We Don’t Just Make Jam on
Thursday, 29 March at 7.15 pm in the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall.
It’s an opportunity for visitors to discover the wide range of activities
offered by the group. For information phone 0115 914 2274 or 0115 937 2824.
The Cranmer Company of Singers present their annual Come And Sing event at
Bottesford Parish Church on Good Friday, 30 March. They will be singing
excerpts from Handel's Messiah and the rehearsal starts at 4.30 pm prompt.
To participate costs £6, £8 or £10 depending on how much you wish to donate.
There will also be a collection from the audience at the performance which
is at 7.30 pm. Proceeds will go to the charity Tearfund Central African
Republic Appeal. Bookings for singers are in advance - phone 07415 512729.
The Teenage Market is taking place in Melton Market Place on
Saturday, 31 March from 10 am until 4 pm. It’s a free platform for young
people to showcase their creative talents. There will be live music and
performances, food and drink, and stalls run by young people selling items
they have made. Young people wanting to take part can sign up on
Dove Cottage Day
Hospice at Stathern has an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, 31 March from 10.30
am until 12.30 pm. There will be games, stalls, a bouncy castle, kid’s
tabletop sale, refreshments and a mini garden competition. Entry is £4 for
children, adults £1. For details phone 01949 860303 or see
SAVE THE DATE -
MORE EVENTS IN 2018
The Melton Space community
workshop at the Melton Country Park Café has open days on Saturday, 7
April; Sunday, 8 July; Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, November 25 from
10 am until 4 pm. There will be woodwork, electronics, 3D
printing and work with textiles. Bring a broken item and see if it can be
repaired. Details on Melton 562112 or see
The Vale of Belvoir Lions Club will hold their annual
music quiz at the VC Hall in Bottesford on Saturday, 14 April at 7.30 pm.
It’s for teams of up to six people and tickets are £7 per person, including
supper. Proceeds will go to Lions local and national charities including the
Anthony Nolan Trust and Mind. To book phone 07540 935478.
The 14th annual Rutland – Melton Cicle Classic road race takes place on
Sunday, 22 April, starting in Oakham Market Place and finishing in Melton
Market Place, via Rutland Water and the villages. Details on
The Rotary Clubs of the
Vale of Belvoir, Bingham and Radcliffe are holding their Art and Craft Fair
at the Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Saturday and Sunday, 28-29 April from 10 am
in aid of the Air Ambulance. Artists, craftspeople and photographers will
have a chance to exhibit and sell their work and a proportion of the sales
proceeds will go to the charity. For full details or to book a stand, phone
07917 884111 or see
The Belvoir Art Trail takes place at various venues in and around Bottesford
from Friday to Monday 4-7 May, also incorporating the Vale of Belvoir Arts
Society’s Art Festival at the Methodist Chapel. More artists and venues are
welcome to join the trail. Phone 07772 468750 for more information.
The Artisan Cheese Fair is in the Exhibition Halls at Melton Livestock
Market on Saturday and Sunday, 5-6 May from 10 am until 4 pm. More than 70
cheesemakers will showcase a total of more than 300 cheeses. Details on
The Capella Choir presents A
Night At The Musicals at Melton Theatre on Saturday, 12 May at 7.30 pm. It
includes music from Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, RENT, West Side
Story and many more. This event is raising money for the Teenage Cancer
Trust. For ticket details phone Melton 851111 or see
The Nottinghamshire Show is at the Newark Showground on Saturday and Sunday,
12-13 May. Details on 01636 705796 or see
Aslockton Food and Drink
Fair is on Saturday, 2 June from 10 am until 4 pm.
The Rutland County Show is on the Oakham Showground on Sunday, 3 June.
Details on 01572 757110 or see
The Hosenbury family-friendly music festival is at Hose from Friday to
Sunday 6-8 July with tribute acts and local bands. Details on 01949 861814
or 01949 861383.
The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show is at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on
Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July. For details see
The Dogs Trust Loughborough holds its summer fun day at Turnpost Farm,
Wymeswold on Sunday, 29 July. Details on 01509 880070.
The Leicestershire County Show is on Airfield Farm, Market Harborough on
Saturday and Sunday, 25-26 August. For details see
The Teenage Market is taking place in Melton Market
Place on Saturday, 8 September from 10 am until 4 pm. It’s a free platform
for young people to showcase their creative talents. There will be live
music and performances, food and drink, and stalls run by young people
selling items they have made. Young people wanting to take part can sign up
The Radcliffe-on-Trent Village Show will take
place in and around the Grange Hall on Sunday, 9 September.
The Enchanted Faery Ball 2018 will be held at Melton Market Tavern on
Saturday, 3 November from 7.30 pm. Proceeds will go to charity. Details on
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