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A public consultation exhibition for the proposed new Melton Distributor Road is being held by Leicestershire County Council at Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Monday, 2 October from 5.30 to 9 pm.
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate holds the annual Town Meeting in the Market Tavern at Melton Cattle Market on Monday, 2 October at 7 pm. There will be a report on the year’s activities and election of Townwardens and Feofees. Everyone is welcome but only those living within the area of the former Melton Urban District Council are entitled to vote.
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The Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray Belvoir is holding a race night at the Hamilton Tennis Club on Monday, 2 October at 7 for 7.30 pm.  Entry is £10 including a hot meal. Proceeds for Rotary charities. Details on 07598 979822.
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The Singing Café is a new get-together for people affected by memory loss or dementia and their carers, and it’s open for the first time at Melton Library on Tuesday, 3 October at 1.15 pm. People can enjoy singing along to their favourite songs, and there will be a session every week from now on. Refreshments will be available. For details see www.singingcafe.co.uk or phone 07875 378628.
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Keyham on Wednesday, 4 October. The starting time is 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Dave Clark will present a talk entitled An Illustrated History of Keyworth at Keyworth 8 O’Clock Group’s meeting at the parish church hall in Selby Lane on Wednesday, 4 October at 8 pm. Visitors are welcome. Entry is £2 on the door including refreshments and a raffle.
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Keyworth Rotary Club are organising a litter pick and community clean up around the village on Thursday, 5 October. Volunteers are requested to meet in the village hall at 10 am. Equipment will be provided.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a guided 10 mile circular walk around Nether Langwith and Church Warsop on Thursday, 5 October. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 3464.
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Melton Seniors Forum are holding their Retired Not Expired activities day at Melton Borough Council’s Parkside Offices on Thursday, 5 October from 10 am. It’s a chance for older people to find out about various ways of keeping well and fit, plus volunteering opportunities. There will be entertainment from Brooksby Melton College students, plus free refreshments.
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An evening wear and vintage sale is being held in the tea room and charity shop at Dove Cottage Day Hospice, Stathern on Thursday, 5 October between 6 and 9 pm. Entry is £3 including a drink.
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Keyworth Camera Club have an evening of presentations of work done by members at their meeting on Thursday, 5 October at 7.45 pm. It’s in the parish church hall. Visitors are welcome – admission is £3.
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Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting features a  competition of pictures taken during the summer. It’s on Friday, 6 October at 7.15 pm at the Samworth Centre in Burton Street. The judge is Stan Stubbs. New members are welcome. For details visit www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Hickling WI are holding a fashion show at the village hall on Friday, 6 October at 7.30 pm. There will be styles by French and Italian designers, plus the chance to buy High Street brands at a fraction of the original price. Tickets are £5 including a buffet and proceeds will go to WI funds. Details on Melton 822835.
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Richard Pincott will present a talk entitled The Field Detectives at a meeting of Keyworth and District Local History Society in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Friday, 6 October at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Admission is £2.
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Melton Ramblers have a 12 mile walk around Cambridge and Grantchester on Saturday, 7 October. The starting time is 8.30 am. There will be a picnic lunch. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The East Midlands Food Festival takes place at Melton Cattle Market on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 October from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be more than 200 exhibitors plus live demonstrations by professional chefs and a children’s zone with food workshops and competitions. Full details on
www.meltonmowbrayfoodfestival.co.uk
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Melton Lions Club are holding a diabetes awareness event in Nottingham Street in Melton on Saturday, 7 October from 9 am until 4 pm. The charity Silver Star Diabetes will offer free diabetes testing and provide information on the Type 2 condition which often goes undiagnosed in its early stages.
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The Melton Fair Trading Post Christmas Preview Event is at Gloucester House in Melton on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 October with food, crafts and gifts. Fair Trade ensures that people in developing countries get a fair price for the goods they produce enabling them to improve health, education and other essential facilities in their communities. Details on Melton 853433.
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A coffee morning in memory of local villager Fred Draycott will take place at South Croxton Village Hall on Saturday, 7 October from 10.30 am until 1.30 pm. There will be a raffle, plus stalls with cakes, knitted poppies and other items. Proceeds for the Royal British Legion. Details on Melton 840871.
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Twyford Guild of Artists stage their annual exhibition at the village hall on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 October from 12 noon until 5 pm. It includes watercolours, silver jewellery, silk painting, batik, cards and prints, and stitched textiles. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.
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Dove Cottage Day Hospice at Stathern is holding an auction, tabletop sale and vintage clothes market on Saturday, 7 October. Viewing is at 12 noon and the auction starts at 1.30 pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Details on 01949 860303.
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Members of St Mary The Virgin Church at Wyfordby are launching a fundraising campaign to repair and improve the building so it can be used for community activities. An information event is being held on Saturday, 7 October between 2 and 5 pm. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. The church will be decorated for harvest festival, taking place at 11 am on Sunday, followed by a bring-and-share ploughman’s lunch. Produce, books, cakes and other items will be on sale.    
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The Friends of St Mary’s Church, Bottesford present An Evening Of Music performed by the Rogeri Ensemble and featuring works by Mozart, Brahms and Dohnanyi on Saturday, 7 October at 6.30 for 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8 for members, £10 for non-members and  they’re available from 01949 843427 or from Select Convenience Store, The Poppyseed or Bottesford Community Library.
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Male Voice Choir and solo flautist Chris Hill from the National Wind Orchestra present an evening of music at Keyworth Village Hall on Saturday, 7 October at 6.30 for 7 pm. Tickets are £12 from 0115 937 6364. Proceeds to the RNLI.
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Comedian and musician Mervyn Stutter presents And Another Thing  - an evening of entertainment at Plungar Village Hall on Saturday, 7 October at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £12, under 16s £6, and include light refreshments. Details on 01949 860257.
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Grantham Canal Society is holding a discovery day at the Canal Depot, Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, next to the Dirty Duck pub on Sunday, 8 October from 10 am until 4 pm. Admission is free. There will be canal boat trips, displays of wildlife and conservation, live music and family entertainment. Full details on www,granthamcanal.org
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Gedling Country Park and Lambley on Sunday, 8 October. New members are welcome. Phone 01949 836042.
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Rhi Clark will give a talk entitled The Witches Of Belvoir at Bingham WI’s meeting in the WI Hall, Station Street, on Monday, 9 October at 2 pm. New members are welcome. Phone 01949 836584.
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Keyworth Gardening Association hold their annual meeting on Monday, 9 October at 7.30 pm in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall. After a brief review of the year’s activities there will be light refreshments, a fun gardening quiz and a swaps table for gardening items. Visitors and prospective new members are welcome to attend, entry is £3.
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Pauline Foster presents a floral demonstration on the theme Infinite Possibilities at South Notts Flower Club’s meeting in the Burnside Memorial Hall, Plumtree, on Monday, 9 October at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome. Entry for visitors is £6.
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John Stansfield will give a talk entitled The Adventures Of a Name Dropping Executive Jet Pilot to a meeting of the Webster Hall Ladies Club at the Webster Hall in Keyworth on Tuesday, 10 October at 7.30 pm. Details on 0115 937 5275 or 0115 937 2270.
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Tulips are the topic for an illustrated talk being given by Stephen Gibson at Bingham Garden Club’s meeting in the WI Hall, Station Street on Tuesday, 10 October at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Phone 01949 838782.
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In support of World Mental Health Day, a coffee morning is being held at Melton Library on Wednesday, 11 October from 10 am until 12 noon. Admission is free but donations are requested in aid of the charity MIND.
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Taste and Try is the theme for Melton Afternoon WI’s meeting at the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Wednesday, 11 October at 2 pm. Members will bring their favourite recipe for others to sample. Visitors are welcome.

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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a guided eight mile circular walk taking in Scalford, Chadwell and Goadby Marwood on Thursday, 12 October. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 3537.
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Norman Yates will give a talk entitled Vera Meets Thumper at a meeting of the Royal Air Forces Association at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club on Thursday, 12 October at 7 for 7.15 pm. Everyone is welcome, but a donation to the Wings Appeal will be appreciated.
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Award-winning photographer and accredited camera club judge Sue Hartley is the guest speaker at Keyworth Camera Club’s meeting at the Parish Church Hall on Thursday, 12 October at 7.45 pm. Her illustrated talk is entitled Changing The Subject. Visitors are welcome and entry is £3.
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Melton Mowbray Photographic Society are holding a practical evening to give members a chance to practice and learn new skills. It’s on Friday, 13 October at 7.15 pm at the Samworth Centre in Burton Street. New members are welcome. For details visit www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Judith Wright, senior archivist for The  Boots Company, is the guest speaker at Melton Mowbray Historical Society’s first meeting of the new season at Sage Cross Methodist Church on Friday, 13 October at 7.30 pm. Her talk is entitled Jesse Boot – An Ethical Entrepreneur. New members are welcome. Phone Melton 569922.
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The 35th Upper Broughton Art Show takes place at the Village Hall on Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 October from 10 am showcasing the work of local artists. Admission is free. There is also a preview evening on Friday, 13 October at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £5 and include refreshments. Proceeds go to village hall funds. Details on www.upprbroughtonartshow.org.uk
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile around Sutton Cheney on Saturday, 14 October. The starting time is 9.15 am. There will be a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Pirates is the theme of the St Mary’s Church Activities Morning being held at Melton Borough Council’s Parkside Offices on Saturday, 14 October from 10.30 am until 12 noon. There will be crafts and games, plus an early opportunity to make Christmas decorations. Everyone is welcome. Admission and refreshments are free and there is a short act of worship at the end.
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Harvest lunches are being served at All Saints’ Church, Asfordby, on Saturday, 14 October from 12 noon until 2 pm, price £6. Proceeds for church funds.
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The six-piece band Premier Cru will be playing 50s, 60s and 70s hits in their live show at Whissendine Village Hall on Saturday, 14 October at 7.30 pm. The event is in aid of the Matt Hampson Foundation. Tickets are £10 from 07955 213327. Details on www.premiercru.co.uk
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The Buckminster Cold War Bunker has an open day on Sunday, 15 October from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be Cold War displays and re-enactments and a shuttle bus service will operate from the meeting place – Buckminster Village Hall. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Details on 07814 107934. 
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Bingham Ramblers have a walk around Waltham-on-the-Wolds on Sunday, 15 October. They’re meeting in the main car park in Bingham at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 01949 877833 or 01949 838 698.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a 10 mile walk around the Ladybower and Woodlands Valley in Derbyshire on Sunday, 15 October. New members are welcome. Phone 01949 836042.
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A sponsored dog walk in aid of Pablos Horse Sanctuary takes place on Sunday, 15 October, starting from the R&R Country Store in Thorpe Arnold and taking a 5 kilometre route through Melton Country Park. There’s a free doggie goodie bag for all participating dogs. Details on 0116 253 2064.
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The 34th Vale of Belvoir Conker Championships are taking place in the Pingle Play Area next to the Crown and Plough in Long Clawson on Sunday, 15 October at 2 pm. There are sections for men, women and the under 14s and proceeds will go to cancer research.
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Preparations for Christmas and a look at how Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the world is the theme for Time Together for Families in Bingham Parish Church on Sunday, 15 October at 4.15 pm. Admission is free and there will be music, games, refreshments and prayers.
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A short remembrance service to mark National Baby Loss Awareness Day is being held at the Samworth Centre in Melton on Sunday, 15 October at 6.30 pm. It will be led by the Reverend Kevin Ashby and will conclude with the lighting of candles, linking in with the International Wave of Light at 7 pm.
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Hazel Jones will give a talk about her work with the Citizens Advice Bureau at Bingham Mothers’ Union’s meeting at the Old Church House on Monday, 16 October at 2 pm.
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Gill Mills from Nottingham will present a floral demonstration entitled A New Lease Of Life at Melton Mowbray and District Flower Club’s meeting at the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Monday, 16 October at 7.15 pm. New members are welcome.
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Melton singer Howard Rose and Dan Hadfield – who presents a Gary Barlow tribute – will perform in Melton Lions Club’s charity show at Melton Theatre on Tuesday, 17 October at 7.30 pm. The show is compered by 103 The Eye presenter Mark Frisby. Tickets are £17.50 and proceeds will go to the RAINBOWS Children’s Hospice and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. Details on Melton 851111 or see www.meltontheatre.co.uk
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Patterns of Nature is the theme of a floral demonstration being given by Roma Berridge from Bingham at Frisby Flower and Garden Club’s meeting at Frisby-on-the-Wreake Village Hall on Tuesday, 17 October at 7 for 7.30 pm. Details on Melton 812618.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a seven mile walk around Collingham and Langford on Wednesday, 18 October. New members are welcome. Phone 01949 836042.
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Matthew Eames will present a talk entitled Love Food, Hate Waste explaining how to utilise leftover food into nutritious and tasty recipes at Melton Sage Cross Methodist Ladies’ Club’s meeting at Sage Cross Methodist Church on Wednesday, 18 October at 1.45 for 2 pm.
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Sally Jackson will give a talk about Nottinghamshire County Council’s Connect Service which offers information to support people experiencing problems with health, business or other aspects of life. She’s the guest speaker at a meeting of Bingham U3A (the University of the Third Age) at Bingham Methodist Centre on Wednesday, 18 October at 2 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 01949 875406.
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Hardware – Under The Hood is the topic for Melton Computer Club’s meeting at Melton Indoor Bowls Club on Wednesday, 18 October at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a guided 10 mile circular walk taking in Gaddesby, Queniborough, Barkby and South Croxton on Thursday, 19 October. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07947 109208.
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Best In Class is a video presentation of prize-winning entries from a recent national photographic competition, being shown at Keyworth Camera Club’s meeting at the Parish Church Hall on Thursday, 19 October at 7.45 pm. Visitors are welcome and entry is £3.
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Professional studio photographer David J Severn is the guest speaker at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting on Friday, 20 October at 7.15 pm at the Samworth Centre in Burton Street.  His illustrated talk is entitled DIY Studio Skills. New members are welcome. For details visit www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile walk around Countesthorpe on Saturday, 21 October. The starting time is 8.30 am. There will be a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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An arts, crafts and produce fair will be held at Sage Cross Methodist Church and Community Centre in Melton on Saturday, 21 October from 10 am until 3 pm. Admission is free and lunches will be available.
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A fruit pressing day is being held by Eastwell History Group at Crossroads Farm, Eastwell, on Saturday, 21 October from 11 am until 4 pm. Equipment and instruction will be provided so you can press apples or pears to make juice, and it’s an opportunity for families to enjoy the countryside. Admission is free but donations towards the work of the History Group are welcome. Food will be available. Details on 01949 861836.
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Hickling Village Hall has a jumble sale on Saturday, 21 October at 2 pm. Stalls include books, bric-a-brac, books, clothes and nearly-new items. Entry is 30p and proceeds will go to village hall funds.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a seven mile walk around Ticknall and Carvers Rocks in Derbyshire on Sunday, 22 October. New members are welcome. Phone 01949 836042.
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The garden of Tresillian House, 67 Dalby Road in Melton, will be open on Sunday, 22 October from 11 am until 4.30 pm. Admission is £3, accompanied children free. Proceeds will go to the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. Details on Melton 481997 or see www.ngs.org.uk 

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There will be a charity walk around Melton Country Park on Sunday, 22 October, starting out from the Visitor Centre in Wymondham Way at 11 am. It’s to raise funds and awareness for the cancer charity Clic Sargent. A suggested donation of £2 per participant is requested. For details,  contact Nicola Dolphin-Rowland on Facebook.
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Toothill Extra Creative Day during the half-term holiday is at Toothill School, Bingham on Monday, 23 October from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. There’s a junior creative workshop on the theme Decorative Animal Bookends for children in school Years 3 to 5, A Year 6 Masterchef and a watercolour painting workshop for adults. For details phone 01949 863044 or see www.toothillextra.co.uk
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Keyworth and District U3A (the University of the Third Age) is holding an open meeting at the Methodist Church in Selby Lane pm Tuesday, 24 October at 2 for 2.30 pm. The guest speaker is Nigel Chapman who will give a talk entitled My Years As a Coroner. Newcomers are welcome. For details see www.keyworthu3a.org.uk
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Jean Heathcote will give a talk about her visit to China at a meeting of the Webster Hall Ladies Club at the Webster Hall in Keyworth on Tuesday, 24 October at 7.30 pm. Details on 0115 937 5275 or 0115 937 2270.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a choice of guided walks on Thursday, 26 October. There’s an eight mile walk around Tansley in Derbyshire, meeting at Keyworth Square ready to drive out at 9 am – details on 07986 614 438 or 07866 755615. The other walk is local, meeting up at 10 am. It consists of seven miles around Keyworth, Plumtree, Normanton and clipston. Details on 0115 937 3537.
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A secondhand book sale takes place at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 26 October from 10.30 am until 4 pm. Tea and coffee are on sale and there’s a play mat with toys for toddlers to enjoy while you browse the books.
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Francis Benton will give a talk entitled Passion For Pearls at Keyworth WI’s meeting in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Thursday, 26 October at 7.15 pm. For details phone 0115 937 3267.
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Keyworth Camera Club are meeting at the Parish Church Hall on Thursday, 26 October at 7.45 pm for a colour and monochrome print competition night where entries are judged by a local independent judge. Visitors are welcome and entry is £3.
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The Friends of St Mary’s Church, Bottesford present a concert entitled From Russia With Music performed by the Voskresenije (Resurrection) Choir from St Petersburg. It consists of folk music and sacred music, and it’s on Friday, 27 October at 6.30 for 7.30 pm.  Tickets are £8 for members, £10 for non-members and  they’re available from 01949 843427 or from Select Convenience Store, The Poppyseed or Bottesford Community Library.
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Paula and Guy Davies will give a presentation entitled Double Take at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting on Friday, 27 October at 7.15 pm at the Samworth Centre in Burton Street.  They will cover landscape, natural history, still life and portrait photography. New members are welcome. For details visit www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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A quiz for teams of four people is being held at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday, 27 October at 7.30 pm. The quiz-master is Richard Angrave. Entry is £5 per person, including a light supper. Proceeds will go to the charity Emmaus which supports homeless people. To book phone Melton 564227.
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Colin Russell will share his tales and photos from his travels around Patagonia in South America at a Keylink Travellers Tales event being staged at Keyworth Methodist Church Hall on Friday, 27 October at 7.30 pm. Admission is free and refreshments are provided but donations for the charity Self Help Africa are invited. There’s also a sale of Christmas cards, greetings cards and gifts for this and other charities at the church hall on Saturday, 28 October from 10 am until 12 noon.
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Two choirs - Close Harmony from Melton and the Stamford-based Millstone Grit - will give a concert at Scalford Village Hall on Saturday, 28 October at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8 including a glass of wine and nibbles, available from Melton 444673 or on the door. Proceeds towards the Scalford Parish Church restoration fund .
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile walk around Somerby on Sunday, 29 October. The starting time is 9 am. There will be an optional pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Belvoir Clockback is a 10 kilometre road race taking place on Sunday, 29 October. Runners must be aged 15 or over. Entry is £12, proceeds for Harby Village Hall. For details phone 01949 860060  or see www.runbritain.com
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Rolleston, Morton and Fiskerton on Sunday, 29 October. New members are welcome. Phone 01949 836042.
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Feelgood Films presents the comedy film Mother’s Day starring Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 30 October at 1.45 for 2 pm. Entry is by donation at the dor (minimum £3.50), refreshments are £1. Everyone is welcome. Details on 0115 937 3849 or 0115 937 336.
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Bingham Town Council and Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire are working together to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Bingham. There’s an opportunity for the public to express their views at a consultation meeting in Bingham Methodist Church on Tuesday, 31 October at 7 pm. For more information phone 01623 727600.
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