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Give blood and help to save a life! There are donor sessions at the Everyday
Champions Centre at the Brunel Business Park in Newark on Monday, 15 May. To
register, phone 0300 123 23 23 or see
Sharon Badger of Market Harborough will give a floral demonstration entitled
In A Dream World at Melton Mowbray and District Flower Club’s meeting at
Gloucester House in Melton on Monday, 15 May at 7.15 pm.
hearing checks and a chance to learn the basics of British Sign Language are
offered at Melton Library on Tuesday, 16 May from 10 am until 1 pm as part
of Deaf Awareness Week. For details phone 0116 305 3646.
Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular evening walk
around Gaddesby on Wednesday, 17 May starting at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are
welcome. Details on 07969 669230 or see
Carnegie Museum is offering to teach young people aged 13 to 17 new skills
such as photography, making story boards and creating 3D models of museum
artefacts. Participants will learn about Melton’s history and will be
encouraged to support the museum’s work by volunteering to help with various
projects. There's a session this Thursday, 18 May from 4.30 to 6.30 pm.
Details on 0116 305 3860.
Melton Mowbray Rotary Club is holding a quiz for teams of four people at
Melton Royal British Legion Club on Thursday, 18 May at 7.30 pm. The
quizmaster is Richard Angrave. Tickets are £10 per person including a hot
supper. To book, phone Melton 565798. Proceeds will go towards the charity
Just A Drop which provides clean water and sanitation in third world
Lions Club are holding a quiz for teams of up to six people at the Royal
British Legion Club on Friday, 19 May at 7 for 7.30 pm. Entry is £7.50 per
person including supper. To book phone Melton 565544 or 07759 518898.
Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile walk around Uppingham
on Saturday, 20 May starting from the B664 on the very edge of Uppingham at
8.30 am. There’s a picnic lunch and newcomers are welcome. Details on 07969
669230 or see
morning is being held by Melton and Rutland MS Society at the United
Reformed Church in Chapel Street, Melton, on Saturday, 20 May from 10 am
until 12 noon. There will be cakes, a raffle and a tombola.
The newly-established Melton Space community workshop is holding a
fix-and-make weekend at Melton Country Park Café on Saturday and Sunday, 20
and 21 May from 10 am until 4 pm. You can learn how to repair items or
upcycle them into new projects and there will be help and tools available
for woodwork, electronics, 3-D printing and textiles. For details phone
Melton 562112 or 07857 203719 or see
The Lodge Trust at Market Overton is holding a family
fun day on Saturday, 20 May from 10.30 am until 3.30 pm including live
music, The Lodge Bake Off, a kids fun zone, barbeque, crafts and plant
sales. Entry is free. For full details see
www.lodgetrust.org.uk or phone 01572 767234.
There’s sale of nearly new clothes, books, toys and other items for toddlers
and children at Scalford Village Hall on Saturday, 20 May from 2 until 4 pm.
Refreshments will be available. Admission is 50p, accompanying children go
in free. You can book a stall for £10 – 07718 799601. Proceeds for Scalford
The Capella and Encore Chorus presents a choral festival entitled A Night At
The Movies at Melton Theatre on Saturday, 20 May at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8,
concessions £4, from the Box Office on Melton 851111 or see
www.meltontheatre.co.uk Proceeds will go to Melton
The garden of The Old Vicarage, Whissendine is open on Sunday, 21 May from 2
until 5 pm in aid of the National Gardens Scheme, supporting several
charities. For details see
Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular evening walk around Thrussington
on Wednesday, 24 May starting at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Details on
07969 669230 or see
Somerby Methodist Church celebrates its 60th anniversary on Thursday,
25 May. The Reverend Dr Ralph Waller who was minister in 1957 will give a
lecture entitled John and Charles Wesley “Reformers” at 3 pm, and there’s an
afternoon tea at 4 pm, followed by a service at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Melton Ramblers have a nine mile walk around Cold Overton and Knossington on
Saturday, 27 May starting from Gates Garden Centre at 8.30 am. There’s the
option of a restaurant lunch at the end of the walk. Newcomers are welcome.
Details on 07969 669230 or see
Melton’s spring Rare Breeds Poultry Show – postponed due to DEFRA
restrictions following the Bird Flu outbreak - will now take place at the
Cattle Market on Saturday, 27 May. Details on 07957 914322.
The inaugural Bottesford Art Trail runs from Friday to Monday, 26-29
May, showcasing the variety of work produced by artists from around the Vale
of Belvoir. Venues are the Art and Soul Studio, the Kooroon Gallery and the
Fuller Rooms. For full details see
Three gardens are open on Sunday, 28 May to support charities under the
National Gardens Scheme. They are: The Old Vicarage, Burley-on-the-Hill 1.30
until 5 pm (phone 01572 770588), Thrumpton Hall from 2 until 5 pm, and 5
Burton Lane, Whatton-on-the-Vale from 1.30 until 5 pm (phone 01949 850942)
For more details see
Local photographer and historian Arthur Payne presents the first
showing of Part 10 of his Melton – Now And Then series comparing pictures of
the town taken up to 150 years ago with the same scenes today. It’s at
Melton Carnegie Museum on Wednesday, 31 May at 7 for 7.30 pm. Admission is
by advance tickets costing £4. To book phone 0116 305 3860.
Evening To Remember is being held at the Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham on
Saturday, 17 June from 7 pm in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. There’s a
champagne reception, a three-course dinner, live jazz music and a grand
raffle. Tickets are £45, bookable by emailing
email@example.com or phone 07919
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