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Give blood and help to save a life.There are donor sessions at the Newark and Notts Showground and West Bridgford Methodist Church on Monday, 27 March, and at the Catholic Hall, Broad Street, Syston on Tuesday, 28 March. To register phone 0300 123 23 23 or see www.blood.co.uk
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Feelgood Films present The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet, in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 27 March at 1.45 for 2 pm. Entry is on the door by donation (minimum £3.50) and refreshments are £1. Everyone is welcome. Details on 0115 937 3849 or 01159 937 3336.
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The semi-finals and finals of the Keyworth Village Quiz take place on Monday, 27 March at 7.30 pm at Keyworth Village Hall. There’s also an audience quiz with prizes. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a choice of guided walks around Attenborough Nature Reserve on Thursday, 30 March. One walk is eight miles taking in Trent Lock (phone 01159 937 5274 for details), the other is five miles including Cranfleet Lock (details on 01159 937 5274). The meeting place for both is Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am.
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There’s a second hand book sale at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 30 March from 10.30 am until 4 pm. Refreshments and Fair Trade products will be on sale and there are toys for toddlers to play with while you browse the books.
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Melton Ramblers have a mystery walk of 10 miles on Saturday, 1 April with the option of a pub lunch at the end. Newcomers are welcome – phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Melton Teenage Market is taking place on Saturday, 1 April from 10 am until 4 pm in the Market Place. Young people will be performing live music and running market stalls to showcase their creative talents. For more details see
www.theteenagemarket.co.uk or phone Melton502335.
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Keyworth Choir, joined by soprano Sarah Carlin and bass Alec McGregor, will be in concert at the Methodist Church in Selby Lane on Saturday, 1 April at 7.30 pm. They’ll perform Brahms’ German requiem and Bruckner’s Motets. Tickets are £10 from 07585 319500.
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A quiz for teams of four to six people will be staged at The Holwell Institute, Asfordby Hill on Saturday, 1 April at 7.30 pm. The quizmaster is Richard Angrave. Admission is £5 per person including a light supper. To book phone Melton 566374, 561222 or 851386. The event is in aid of St Bartholemew’s Church, Welby.
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The Cold War Nuclear Bunker in Buckminster has an open day on Sunday, 2 April from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be displays and re-enactments in the village hall from where a free shuttle bus will depart to the bunker. Admission is free but donations towards costs will be welcome. Refreshments will be available. Details on 07814 107934.
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Give blood and help to save a life! There are donor sessions at Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 3 April and in the Banqueting Suite at Melton Cattle Market on Wednesday 5 April. To register phone 0300 123 23 23 or see www.blood.co.uk
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Melton Support group of the charity Parkinsons UK are holding a coffee morning at Melton Library on Wednesday, 5 April from 10 am until 12 noon. There will be a cake sale, a tombola and a Parkinsons information stand.
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Melton In Bloom holds its AGM at Melton Borough Council’s Parkside Offices on Wednesday, 5 April at 6.30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and hear of the group’s work in making the town look attractive to both residents and visitors. After the business part of the meeting, Richard Adams will present an illustrated talk entitled A Camera For All Seasons.
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”Must Have” Toys From The Past is the title of a talk being given by Helen Crowfoot at Keyworth 8 O’Clock Group’s meeting at the Parish Church Hall on Wednesday, 5 April at 8 pm. Visitors are welcome and entry is £2 on the door, including refreshments and a raffle ticket.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a nine mile circular guided walk in Charnwood Forest, taking in Copt Oak, Charley Woods, Beacon Hill and Ulverscroft on Thursday, 6 April. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 07947 109208.
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There’s a community clean up of litter at Keyworth, led by Rotary Club members, on Thursday, 6 April, meeting at the village hall car park at 10 am. Volunteers are needed to help. Equipment will be provided.
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Julie Ede will give a talk about Wallis Simpson – how she met Edward, Prince of Wales, how their relationship developed and their controversial wedding. It’s at a meeting of Melton Mowbray and District Historical Society on Friday, 7 April at 7.30 pm at the Sage Cross Methodist Church. Visitors are welcome. For details phone Melton 569922 or see www.meltonmowbrayhistorical.org.uk
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Maureen Rushton will give a talk entitled Women and War about the work undertaken by women during the two world wars. She’s speaking at Keyworth and District Local History Society’s meeting in the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall on Friday, 7 April at 7.30 pm. Entry for non-members is £2.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile walk at Welford on the Leicestershire-Northamptonshire border, next to the River Avon on Saturday, 8 April with the option of a pub lunch at the end. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome – phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Tilton-on-the-Hill Village Hall is holding a jumble sale on Saturday, 8 April at 2 pm. Entry is 20p and refreshments will also be on sale. Proceeds for hall funds. Information on 0116 259 7206.
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Eddie And The Gold Tops – the story of a milkman who wants to become a pop star – is being staged at Queniborough Village Hall on Sunday, 9 April at 7 for 7.30 pm, featuring 50s and 60s music. For ticket information phone 0116 269 8256. Proceeds to village hall funds.
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Flowers And Gardens Of Barbados is the title of an illustrated talk being given to Keyworth and District Gardening Association by botanist Hilary Hutson at Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 10 April at 7.30 pm. Entry is £3 for visitors, £2 for members, refreshments included.
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Auctioneer and valuer Colin Young, who has appeared on BBC TV’s Bargain Hunt will give an illustrated talk about antiques at Long Clawson WI’s meeting in the village hall on Tuesday, 11 April at 7.30 pm. He will give advice and valuations as part of his presentation. Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting, entry to non-members is £7.50. For bookings phone Melton 823206.
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Elizabeth G Bishop from Sheffield will present a floral demonstration on the theme The Bird From Paradise at South Notts Flower Club’s meeting in Edwalton Village Hall on Tuesday, 11 April at 7.30 pm.
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Hickling History Group presents a showing of Railways: Britain On Film from the Independent Cinema Office new archive tour. It features railways from the early 20th century and it’s being staged at Hickling village hall on Tuesday, 11 April at 5.30 pm. Admission is £5 including a drink and nibbles. Details on 07964 474673.
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Give blood and help to save a life! There are donor sessions at Balderton Village Centre, New Balderton on Tuesday, 11 April and at the Urban Hotel (formerly the Ramada) in Grantham pn Thursday, 13 April. To register phone 0300 123 23 23 or see www.blood.co.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a choice of two guided walks on Thursday, 13 April. The meeting place for both is Keyworth Square and newcomers are welcome. Meet at 9 am for a nine mile walk in the Derbyshire Peak District, taking in Wetton, the Manifold Valley and Thor’s Cave. Details on 07889 791910. Meet at 10 am if you prefer a six mile local walk around Cropwell Bishop, the Grantham canal towpath and Cropwell Butler. Details on 07816 012376.
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Scalford Court Care Home is holding an Easter Fayre on Thursday, 13 April from 2 until 4 pm. Craft stalls can be booked for £5. Phone Melton 464685.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk around Morkery Wood in Lincolnshire, on Saturday, 15 April with the option of a pub lunch at the end. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 8.30 am.Newcomers are welcome – phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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An Easter egg hunt is being staged at Avenue Farm, Normanton-on-the-Wolds on Saturday, 15 April from 12 noon until 3 pm. Admission is £2 and visitors can also see the hens and lambs.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a nine mile circular guided walk from Keyworth Square, meeting at 10 am on Monday, 17 April. It includes in Plumtree, Normanton, Clipston, Lamin Gap and Bank Farm. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07787 128040.
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Malcolm Sales will give a talk on phone technology at Keyworth Camera Club’s meeting in the Parish Church Hall, Selby Lane on Thursday, 20 April at 7.45 pm.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have two guided walks around Market Overton in Rutland on Thursday, 20 April – giving a choice of seven or nine miles. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Details from 0115 937 4486.
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk around Whissendine on Saturday, 22 April with the option of a pub lunch at the end. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome – phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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A Night At The Races is being staged at the Ale House, Belvoir Brewery in Old Dalby on Saturday, 22 April in aid of Pablos Horse Sanctuary. Doors open at 7 pm and the first race is at 7.30 pm. Entry is £2 and food will be available. Details on 01664 562634 or 07745 628684.
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The 13th annual cycle road race, the Rutland-Melton Cicle Classic, featuring top class star riders is on Sunday, 23 April. They'll start out from Rutland Water at 11.05 am and the 189 Km route then takes in Oakham, Langham, Pickwell, Somerby, Owston, Burrough-on-the-Hill, Cuckoo Hill,  Stapleford and Melton, before taking a second lap through Burton Lazars and back to Melton. Winners are expected to arrive in the Market Place around 3.45 pm. Spectators are welcome to cheer the riders on.
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Give blood and help to save a life! There are donor sessions at the Sandy Lane Methodist Church in Melton on Tuesday, 25 April and at the Everyday Champions Centre, Brunel Business Park in Newark on Wednesday, 26 April. To register phone 0300 123 23 23 or see
www.blood.co.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a 10 mile guided walk around Empingham and Great Casterton in Rutland on Thursday, 27 April. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Details from 0115 937 4486.
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There’s a secondhand book stall  at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 27 April from 10.30 am until 4 pm. Refreshments are on sale and toys are provided for toddlers to play with while you browse the books.
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Mick Barker will give  a talk entitled The Bee Shed at Keyworth WI’s meeting in the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall on Thursday, 27 April at 7.15 pm. Non-members are welcome – admission £2. Details on 0115 937 3267.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk at Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton in the West Midlands on Saturday, 29 April with the option of a pub lunch at the end. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome – phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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