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The Old Brickyard Tea Garden in Eastwell Road, Scalford is staging the Mad Hatters Tea Party on Easter Monday, 2 April from 10 am until 5 pm. There’s lots of family fun including fancy dress and mad hatters competitions, craft stalls, art and craft demonstrations, face painting and you can help decorate a pony to turn it into a unicorn. There’s a tombola in aid of the charity Hope Against Cancer. Admission is free. Details on 07803 206852 or see www.oldbrickyardteagarden.co.uk
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Keyworth Rotary Club are organising a community clean up and litter pick in the village on Thursday, 5 April. Volunteer helpers are requested to come to village hall car park at 10 am. Equipment will be provided.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have an eight mile guided walk around Hoton, Cotes and Prestwold on Thursday, 5 April. They’re meeting in Keyworth Square, ready to set out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07507 345080.
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Rushcliffe Borough Council has a Keyworth Contact Point event in the Centenary Lounge at the village hall on Friday, 6 April from 9 am until 1 pm. You can get information and advice on a range of topics including Council Tax and benefits, recycling and waste collection, saving money and energy, managing debt, free school meals, Blue Badge applications and the half-price pet neutering scheme.
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A quiz night for teams of four to six people is being held at the Holwell Institute, Asfordby Hill on Friday, 6 April at 7.30 pm. The quizmaster is Richard Angrave. Tickets are £5 per person, including a light supper. To book phone Melton 569493. Proceeds for St Bartholemew’s Church, Welby.
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Bill Taylor will give a presentation entitled The Robin Hood Line, a nostalgic reminiscence of a steam railway, at Keyworth and District Local History Society’s meeting in the Centenary Lounge in the village hall on Friday, 6 April at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Entry is £3.
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The Performing Stars Academy present Bugsy Malone, based on the 1976 film classic, at Melton Theatre from Friday to Sunday, 6-8 April. For ticket details and performance times see www.meltontheatre.co.uk or phone Melton 851111
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The Melton Space community workshop at the Melton Country Park Café has an open day on Saturday, 7 April 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 www.meltonspace.org.uk
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The Handel’s Messiah Sing-along takes place at Keyworth Methodist Church on Saturday, 7 April from 7 pm. Come along and join in with other people, professional soloists and singers. Musical scores will be provided and refreshments will be available. Tickets are £8 from 0115 914 7928 or 0115 914 7753. Proceeds will go to the charity Self Help Africa.
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Eastwell Village Hall plays host to the Stevie Nimmo Trio for an evening of rock, soul and blues on Saturday, 7 April at 7 for 7.30 pm. For more details phone 01949 869492 or see www.eastwell.org.uk
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The Belvoir Half Marathon and 4.5 mile fun run is on Sunday, 8 April starting and finishing at Hose Village Hall. Late entries can register from 8 am. Full details on www.hosevillage.org.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Muston on Sunday, 8 April. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 10 am. The walk is followed by a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Vale Of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk in North Nottinghamshire around North Wheatley, Clayworth and the Chesterfield Canal on Sunday, 8 April, starting at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome and the walk includes a picnic lunch. For full details, including meeting place, phone 0115 982 5600 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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The Belvoir Point-To-Point race meeting is at Garthorpe Racecourse on Sunday, 8 April with the first race at 12.30 pm.
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Singalong on Sunday takes place at Melton Baptist Church on Sunday, 8 April at 3 pm. Join in with songs from the past, led by musicians. There’s no admission charge and tea and cakes will be provided. Everyone is welcome.
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Mick Eaton will give a presentation entitled Another Bag Of Bits at Asfordby Garden Club’s meeting in the Community Room at the Bradgate Flats on Monday, 9 April at 7 pm. Newcomers are welcome.
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Tony Brown from Walcote, Lutterworth, will give a demonstration on the theme It’s A Gardener’s Joy at South Notts Flower Club’s open meeting in the Burnside Hall, Plumtree, on Monday, 9 April at 7.30 pm. Entry for visitors is £6. Phone 0115 923 2615 or 0115 846 5196.
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Roy Cleaver is the guest speaker with a wildlife photograpy presentation at a meeting of Melton Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust on Monday, 9 April at 7.30 pm in the United Reformed Church, Chapel Street. Details on Melton 852119.
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Gail and John Summerfield will give an illustrated talk on how to make the best of a small garden at a meeting of Bingham Garden Club in the WI Hall, Station Street on Tuesday, 10 April at 7.30 pm. For further details phone 01949 838782 or see
www.binghamgardenclub.com
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Mary Matts from Foxton will give an illustrated talk entitled The Building Of British Canals at Melton Tractor Club’s meeting at Melton Conservative Club on Tuesday, 10 April at 8 pm. Visitors are welcome. Phone 07979 416886.
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The Melton Parkinsons UK Support Group have a coffee morning at Melton Library to mark World Parkinsons Day on Wednesday, 11 April from 10 am. There will be a tombola and cake stall, plus a Parkinsons information stand.
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Sandy Leong will give a talk entitled A Nice Cup Of Tea at Melton Afternoon Club’s meeting in the Wesley Hall at the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Wednesday, 11 April at 2 pm. Visitors are welcome.
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There’s a family film afternoon in the Old School at Bottesford on Wednesday, 11 April at 2 pm, organised through Bottesford Parish Council’s  Good Neighbour Scheme. Admission is free and a £1 donation is suggested to pay for tea/coffee and biscuits. Transport may be available – phone 07849 311740.
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Device Synchronisation is the topic for Melton Computer Club’s meeting at Melton Town Bowls Club in Leicester Road on Wednesday, 11 April at 7.30 pm.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a choice of two walks  on Thursday, 12 April, both meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. There’s an eight walk, described as short but strenuous, around Belper in Derbyshire. Contact 07743 336282. The other walk is local -  seven miles around Wymeswold, Hoton and Burton-on-the-Wolds. Contact 0115 b937 3537. Newcomers are welcome on both walks.
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The Melton Rotary Enterprise Group is holding an open forum for local businesses to discuss the shortage of available, affordable premises where they can expand and increase their turnover. It’s at Melton Borough Council’s Parkside offices on Thursday, 12 April at 6.30 for 7 pm. They’d like to hear from businesses prior to the meeting with specific examples of where growth is being hindered through lack of better, bigger premises. Registration is advisable – phone 07799 661959.
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Ashley Franklin will give an illustrated talk entitled The Wider World Of Photography – including aerial, advertising, art, landscape, sport, science and nature photography on Friday, 13 April at 7.15 pm. He’s speaking at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting in the Samworth Centre. New members are welcome. For details see www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Rowen Roenisch from the National Trust will give an illustrated talk about the work of the architect and designer Ernest Gimson, in particular the Ulverscroft cottages and the Stoneywell house in Charnwood Forest. The talk is at Melton Mowbray and District Historical Society’s meeting in the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Friday, 13 April at 7.30 pm. For more information see
www.meltonmowbrayhistorical.org.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile circular walk around Uppingham on Saturday, 14 April. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 8.30 am. The walk is followed by a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Penguins On Parade is the theme of the Saturday activities morning at St Mary’s Church on 14 April from 10.30 am until 12 noon. There will be games and crafts, cakes and a quiz, plus a fancy dress competition. Refreshments will be provided. All activities are free of charge and everyone is welcome. There is a short act of worship at the end of the morning.

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Bingham Model Railway Club holds its annual show at Cotgrave Welfare in Woodview, Cotgrave on Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 April. There will be 16 layouts on display and the show includes trade stands and refreshments. For ticket details Entry is £5 for adults, concessions £4, children £3 and £12 for a family. Details from 01949 877779.
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Scalford Village Hall is holding a grand jumble sale on Saturday, 14 April from 1 pm. There will be a tombola and refreshments. Donations are requested  please drop them off at the church from 10 am to 4 pm in the days leading up to the event. Phone Melton 444639 or 444687. Proceeds for church and chapel funds.
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The 8th annual Frisby Fun Run is on Saturday, 14 April, starting at 2 pm at Rotherby Farm in Gaddesby Lane, Frisby-on-the-Wreake. There are races for all ages from pre-school children to adults aged 50-plus. Entry is £5 and pre-booking is essential. Hot food will be available. Proceeds of the event will go to Frisby Primary School PTA projects. For full details call Melton 501606 or see www.frisbyfunrun.wordpress.com
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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.
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International opera singer and storyteller Jonathan Viera, who specialises in comic baritone roles, will present Songs and Tales at Bingham Methodist Centre in Needham Street on Saturday, 14 April at 7.30 pm as part of the church bi-centenary celebrations. Tickets, which include refreshments, are £10 from 0115 933 874.
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Melton Tractor Club is holding a ploughing match on Sunday, 15 April from 10 am – weather permitting. It’s hosted by Sherwood Farms at Broome Lane, East Goscote. Entry for competitors is £20 – bookings on Melton 566472 or 07973 617406. Spectators are welcome and food will be available.
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The Vale Of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Ashover in Derbyshire’s Amber Valley on Sunday, 15 April, starting at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome and the walk includes a picnic lunch. For full details, including meeting place, phone 01949 729565 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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A First Aid course is being staged in the lecture room at Scalford Methodist Church on Sunday, 15 April from 2 until 5 pm. It’s open to individuals and members of community groups, and it’s led by Martin Fagan of Bevoircare. The cost is £2 per person to cover expenses.
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Moses Horrible History is the theme for Time Together for Families in Bingham Parish Church on Sunday, 15 April at 4 pm. There will be music, arts and crafts, refreshments and praise, and admission is free.
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Ros Pither, allotment co-ordinator from Nottingham Organic Gardeners, will give an illustrated talk about sustainable gardening including tips on growing fruit and vegetables. She will be speaking in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 16 April at 7.30 pm. Entry for non-members is £3.
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The Vale Of Belvoir Ramblers have a seven mile walk around Ropsley and the Humbys in South Lincolnshire on Wednesday, 18 April starting from Ropsley Village Hall car park at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome and the walk includes a picnic lunch. For full details, including meeting place, phone 01949 382051 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a nine mile guided walk around Cuckney in North Nottinghamshire, including Holbeck and Cresswell Craggs on Thursday, 19 April. They’re meeting in Keyworth Square, ready to set out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 4486.
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A quiz night for teams of four people is being held at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday, 20 April at 7.30 pm. The quizmaster is Richard Angrave. Tickets are £7.50 per person, including supper. To book phone Melton 569493. Proceeds for Melton MENCAP.
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Rock Asfordby! Is a music night being organised in memory of local teenager Leah Reek who died tragically in February. It’s at the Village Hall on Saturday, 21 April from 7 pm and features live music from the band Baker’s Treat plus a disco, raffle and refreshments. Tickets are £12 from the Horseshoes pub in Asfordby or the Toymaster shop in Melton. Proceeds will go to LOROS where Leah worked as a volunteer.

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There’s a jumble sale at Eaton Village Hall on Saturday, 21 April at 2 pm in aid of Eaton Community Park. Entry is 50p. Donations of items are requested and these will be collected on the morning of the event. Phone 01476 870461.
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The Friends of St Mary’s Church in Bottesford present The Stardust Big Band in concert on Saturday, 21 April. Doors open at 6.30 pm and the concert begins at 7.30. Tickets are £10, or £8 for Friends of St Mary’s and they’re available from the Poppy Seed coffee shop, Select Stores and Bottesford Community Library, or phone 01949 843427. Proceeds towards repairs, maintenance and preservation of the church building.
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The Vale Of Belvoir Ramblers have a five mile walk starting at Cropwell Bishop Memorial Hall and including part of the Grantham Canal towpath on Sunday, 22 April, starting at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome and tea and cakes will served in the village hall at the end of the walk, cost £3.50. Proceeds will go to the NSPCC.For full details, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Scouts and Guides St George’s Day Parade takes place in the town centre on Sunday, 22 April starting out at 12.15 pm. The procession will march to St Mary’s Church for a service at 1 pm.
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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 www.cicleclassic.co.uk
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Melton Mowbray Rotary Club presents a spring concert at St Mary’s Church on Sunday, 22 April at 7.30 pm. Uppingham School Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Haydn and Bartok. Tickets are £10, including tea or coffee in the interval, and  they’re available from Melton 481997 or from the Samworth Centre. Proceeds will go to the Tacloban Phlippines Project and local charities supported by Rotary.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a seven mile guided walk in South Lincolnshire, including Ropsley, Great Humby and Little Humby on Thursday, 26 April. They’re meeting in Keyworth Square, ready to set out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 4486.
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There’s a book sale at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 26 April 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.
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Keyworth WI have an evening of line dancing led by Pat Brown on Thursday, 26 April from 7.15 pm. Visitors are welcome. Phone 0115 937 3267.
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James McCormick will give an illustrated talk on commercial photography at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting in the Samworth Centre on Friday, 27 April at 7.15 pm. New members are welcome. For details see www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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A prize bingo evening is being held at Scalford Village Hall on Friday, 27 April in aid of Scalford Church. Doors open at 7.15 and  eyes down at 7.30 pm.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk around Doveridge on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border on Saturday, 28 April. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 8.30 am. The walk includes a picnic lunch. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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n Evening With The Ratcliffe Choir is being staged at Sage Cross Methodist Church and Community Centre in Melton on Saturday, 28 April at 7.30 pm. Tickets include light refreshments and they’re available in advance from Melton 854748, price £7, children £3.50. They’re also available on the door at £8 and £4. Proceeds will go to the Sage Cross Development Fund.
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Bingham Community Arts Committee are staging an evening of music by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn. Elgar and Vivaldi on Saturday, 28 April at  7.30 pm in Bingham Parish Church. Tickets are available in advance, price £10, from 01949 876147 or £12 on the door. Accompanied children go in free.
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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 www.valeofbelvoirrotary.org.uk

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The annual Belvoir Castle sponsored horse ride in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support takes place on Sunday, 29 April with riders setting off from 9.30 am onwards. For details phone 07595 001902.
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Bingham Ramblers are taking a walk through Woodborough to see the bluebells on Sunday, 29 April. They’re meeting in Bingham’s main car park, ready to drive out at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0949 877833 or 838698.
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The Vale Of Belvoir Ramblers have an 11 mile walk along the Robin Hood Way, including Newstead Abbey, Blidworth and Fountain Dale on Sunday, 29 April, starting at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome and the walk includes a picnic lunch. For full details, including meeting place, phone 01949 845125 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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The Quorn Point-To-Point race meeting is at Garthorpe Racecourse on Sunday, 29 April with the first race at 12.30 pm.
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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.
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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 07894 229499.
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There’s an evening with the Belvoir Big Band featuring swing, latin, rock ‘n’ roll, blues and jazz at Long Clawson Village Hall on Saturday, 5 May at 7 for 7.30 pm. Entry is £6 for adults, £3 for children under 12. Tickets are available at village post offices in the Vale, or see
www.belvoirbigband.co.uk
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Denton Street Market is on Monday, 7 May. It includes a family dog show with registration from 10.15 and judging from 10.15.
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The Tough Mudder Challenge in aid of Help for Heroes and other charities is being held at Belvoir Castle on Saturday, 12 May. There will be more than 20 obstacles to overcome on the 10-mile course. For full details see www.toughmudder.co.uk
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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 www.meltontheatre.co.uk
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The Nottinghamshire Show is at the Newark Showground on Saturday and Sunday, 12-13 May. Details on 01636 705796 or see www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com
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Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Canal Lane, Stathern is combining its annual fete, family fun day and dog show with an open day being held by Eastwell History Group who will be showing the latest developments with the restoration of the Lord Granby steam locomotive. It’s on Sunday, 13 May from 11 am until 3 pm and it includes craft stalls, a  barbeque, other refreshments and children’s attractions. Entry is £5 per car including all occupants.
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Aslockton Food and Drink Fair is on Saturday, 2 June from 10 am until 4 pm.
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The Rutland County Show is on the Oakham Showground on Sunday, 3 June. Details on 01572 757110 or see www.rutlandcountyshow.com
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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.
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The Melton Space community workshop at the Melton Country Park Café has open days on 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
www.meltonspace.org.uk
*****The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show is at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July. For details see www.rempstonesteam.org
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The Dogs Trust Loughborough holds its summer fun day at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Sunday, 29 July. Details on 01509 880070.
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The Leicestershire County Show is on Airfield Farm, Market Harborough on Saturday and Sunday, 25-26 August. For details see
www.leicestershirecountyshow.co.uk
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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 on www.theteenagemarket.co.uk
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The Radcliffe-on-Trent Village Show will take place in and around the Grange Hall on Sunday, 9 September.
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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 www.enchantedfaeryball.co.uk
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