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A car boot sale is taking place on Rearsby Village Hall field on Saturday, 15 July from 8 am. Details on Melton 424416.
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Melton Ramblers have an 11 mile circular walk through open undulating countryside and fields around Swinscoe near Ashbourne on Saturday, 15 July starting at 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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Great Dalby fete is on Saturday, 15 July from 2 pm at Vine Farm. There will be a variety of stalls, a children’s treasure trail and a skittles competition, plus refreshments. Proceeds for St Swithun’s Church.
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A concert in memory of Stephen Peachey is being staged at the Victoria Hall in Oakham on Saturday, 15 July at 7 for 7.30 pm. It features the Military Wives Choir from Cottesmore. Tickets are £10 from 07777 646990. Proceeds for the British Heart Foundation.
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Knipton Duck Races and Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday, 16 July from 10 am. Attractions include food and craft stalls, a falconry display, children’s rides, face painting and a parade of the Belvoir Hounds. Details on www.knipton-village.org.uk
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The garden of Honeytrees, 85 Grantham Road in Bottesford will be open on Sunday, 16 July from 10 am until 5 pm for the National Gardens Scheme which supports several charities. Admission is £3, children free and home-made teas will be available. Details on 01949 842120 or see www.ngs.org.uk
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The Friends of Bingham Parish Church are hosting a concert by the Vale of Belvoir U3A Choir on Saturday, 15 July at 2.30 pm. They will perform a variety of well-known songs, old and new. Admission is free but there will be a collection in aid of church funds. Details on 01949 837786.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an 11 mile walk in Lincolnshire, taking in Wellingore, Coleby, Navenby and Lincoln Cliff on Sunday, 16 July. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer season of band concerts in Melton Town Park. The Harborough Band will perform on Sunday, 16 July starting at 2.45 pm. Admission is free and some seating is provided but you can bring your own if you wish, and refreshments will be available.
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Cream teas are being served at St Michael and All Angels Church, Eastwell, on Sunday, 16 July from 3 pm. There is no charge but donations for church funds will be welcome.
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Cream teas, coffee and cakes are being served at St Peter’s Church, Tilton-on-the-Hill on Sunday, 16 July from 3 until 5 pm. Proceeds for church funds.
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Time Together in Church – Fun for Families – is at Bingham Parish Church on Sunday, 16 July at 4 pm. There will be games and a picnic with music, refreshments and praise. Families are very welcome.
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Melton Carnegie Museum is holding activities for children during the school holidays. There’s a giant bubble making workshop at the bandstand in Melton Town Park on Monday, 17 July from 10 am until 4 pm. There’s no charge for taking part. From Tuesday to Saturday, July 18-22 there will be activities at the museum itself on the theme The Art of Archaeology. Details on 0116 305 3860.
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Zoe Podmore from Coventry will present a floral demonstration on the theme A Turn Of The Page at Melton Mowbray and District Flower Club’s meeting at Gloucester House on Monday, 17 July at 7 for 7.15 pm.
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Auctioneer Charles Hanson will give a talk about his work at a meeting of Bingham U3A, the University Of The Third Age, on Wednesday, 19 July at 2 pm in the Methodist Centre, Needham Street. Visitors are welcome – entry is £1 including tea and biscuits. To join phone 01949 875406.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a four mile circular evening stroll around Hoveringham, taking in Caythorpe and the River Trent towpath, on Wednesday, 19 July. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a choice of two walks on Thursday, 20 July.  The meeting place for both is Keyworth Square. One group, ready to drive out at 9.15 am, will take a 12-mile walk in Derbyshire, covering Cresswell Craggs, Whitwell, Hodthorpe and Welbeck. Details on 07974 133708. The other group, meeting at 9.30 am, will take a seven mile circular walk on the Rutland-Lincolnshie border at Clipsham, taking in Pickworth. Details on 0115 937 4486.
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Roy Smart will give a talk entitled The Last Naval Hero - David Beatty at a meeting of Melton U3A, the University of the Third Age, at Melton Baptist Church on Thursday, 20 July at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. For membership details see www.u3ameltonmowbray.org.uk
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Ruff N Ready will perform at an Irish night in Melton Royal British Club on Friday, 21 July.Tickets are £5 from the club. 
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk starting at Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir and taking in Barrowby on Saturday, 22 July starting at 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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Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Stathern is holding its annual summer barbeque on Saturday, 22 July from 5 until 9 pm. There will be a two-course supper, plus a charity auction and entertainment by the Melstrum Ukelele Orchestra. Tickets are £10, children under 10 free.  The event will be held under cover if it’s raining. For full details phone 01949 860303 or see www.dovecottage.org
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Hickling summer fete takes place on Saturday and Sunday and 22-23 July from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be historical exhibitions in St Luke’s Church, plus choir and organ recitals, and graveyard and tower tours. Also stalls and refreshments. Proceeds for Hickling Church and Hickling History Group. Admission is free. Details on Melton 822682,  822369 or 822835.
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Bingham Ramblers have a seven mile walk at Hathersage in Derbyshire on Sunday, 23 July. They’re meeting at the main car park in Bingham, ready to drive out at 9 am. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 01949 877833 or 838698.
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Scalford auction is at the village hall on Sunday, 23 July. The sale starts at 2 pm.  Viewing is on the Saturday from 2 until 6 pm and on Sunday 10 am to 12 noon. There’s also a jumble sale on the Saturday from 2 pm. Details on Melton 444229. Proceeds for village hall funds
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a six mile walk along the Wolds Way, taking in Bunny, Wysall and Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, on Sunday, 23 July. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer season of band concerts in Melton Town Park. The Kibworth Band will perform on Sunday, 23 July starting at 2.45 pm. Admission is free and some seating is provided but you can bring your own if you wish, and refreshments will be available.
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Cream teas are being served at St Michael and All Angels Church, Eastwell, on Sunday, 23 July from 3 pm. There is no charge but donations for church funds will be welcome.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a four mile evening stroll around Croxton Kerrial and Harston on Tuesday, 25 July. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Carnegie Museum is holding activities for children during the school holidays. There are various actvities on the theme The Romans Are Coming on Tuesday and Thursday, 25 and 27 July from 10 am until 4.30 pm. These are either free or at a nominal charge. Details on 0116 305 3860.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular evening walk around Great Dalby on Wednesday, 26 July starting at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a choice of two walks on Thursday, 27 July.  The meeting place for both is Keyworth Square at 9.30 am. There’s a 10-mile circular walk in Derbyshire, covering Thorpe, Milldale, Ilam and Thorpe. Details on 0115 937 3537. You can also take a six mile circular work from Collingham, along the River Trent towpath, past Cromwell Weir Lock. Details on 0115 937 6683.
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There’s a secondhand book sale at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 27 July from 10.30 am to 4 pm. Books are 50p and there’s also a fair traded goods stall plus coffee and cakes, and toys for toddlers to play with while you browse the books.
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Dave Newman will give an illustrated talk entitled wildlife Gardening at Keyworth WI’s meeting in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Thursday, 27 July at 7.15 pm. Non-member are welcome – admission is £2. Details on 0115 937 3267.
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To celebrate Love Your Parks Week, Melton Mowbray Town Estate is offering free sporting facilities at Wilton Park on Monday and Wednesday, 24 and 26 July. There is also a teddy bears picnic on Friday, 28 July from 2 until 4 pm. There will be lots of children’s activities including bouncy castle, traditional races and poster colouring, plus a fire engine and multi-purpose police car for children to see. Admission is free. Details on Melton 566313 or see www.meltonmowbraytownestate.com
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Melton and District Model Club are holding their annual show at a new venue - Asfordby Amateurs Football Ground, Hoby Road, Asfordby, on Saturday and Sunday, 29 and 30 July from 10 am. It includes model jet powered aircraft, quadcopters and helicopters, plus model trains, meccano, slot car tracks, warhammer games, and craft stalls. In the evening there will be a classic car display, night flying and music. Entry is free. Details on www.mdmc.co.uk
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a nine mile walk along the Wolds Way, from Willoughby-on-the-Wolds to Keyworth and back, on Sunday, 30 July. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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The Dogs Trust Loughborough holds its Summer Fun Day at its base in Wymeswold on Sunday, 30 July from 10.30 am until 4 pm. There will be a fun dog show, a craft fair, games, refreshments, a kids’ zone, plus raffles and a tombola. Admission is £2 – dogs go in free. For more details, phone 01509 882966.
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The garden of 119 Scalford Road in Melton will be open on Sunday, 30 July from 11 am until 5 pm for the National Gardens Scheme which supports several charities. Admission is £2.50, children free and home-made teas will be available. Details on Melton 562821 or see www.ngs.org.uk
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer season of band concerts in Melton Town Park. Croft Silver Band will perform on Sunday, 30 July starting at 2.45 pm. Admission is free and some seating is provided but you can bring your own if you wish, and refreshments will be available.
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Cream teas are being served at St Michael and All Angels Church, Eastwell, on Sunday, 30 July from 3 pm. There is no charge but donations for church funds will be welcome.
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