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Club of Melton Mowbray Belvoir are raising money for charity with their Santa sleigh.
They'll be collecting at the Tesco Superstore every day from Monday, 11
December until Sunday, 17 December from 10 am to 4 pm.
Firefighters are touring the town and villages with their Trumpton Fire
Engine, collecting money for local charities and good causes in the
following areas from 6 pm: Wednesday, 13 December – Laycock Avenue, Redwood Avenue and
Wymondham Way; Thursday, 14 December – Heather Crescent, Edendale Road and
Swallowdale Road; Friday, 15 December – Dieppe Way, The Crescent and
Tennyson Way; Saturday, 16 December – Melton town centre; Sunday, 17
December – Asfordby; Monday 18 December – Morrisons supermarket; Tuesday, 19
December – B & H Midland Services car park, also Baldocks Lane and Grange
Drive; Wednesday, 20 December - Sainsburys, also Stirling Road, West Avenue
and Welby Lane; Thursday, 21 December - Aldi, also Redbrook Crescent, Tamar
Road, Valley Road, Highfield and Horseguards; Saturday, 23 December – Melton
town centre. Supermarket car park and town centre venues are during the daytime.
The Vale of
Belvoir Lions are conducting their Christmas collection for good causes.
They’re touring with their Santa sleigh as follows:
Wednesday, 13 December from 6 pm in Bottesford West; Friday, 15 December
from 6 pm in Normanton, Orston, Elton and Bottesford; Saturday 16 December
from 5.30 pm in Bottesford East, Easthorpe and Muston; Sunday, 17 December
5.30 pm in Bottesford Central and Bottesford pubs.
The St Mary’s Handbell Ringers will entertain
at Melton Afternoon WI’s meeting in the Sage Cross Methodist Church Hall on
Wednesday, 13 December at 2 pm. Refreshments will be served and non-members
are welcome to attend.
Dr Mike Hawker, archaeological adviser to the Diocese of Leicester will give
a talk entitled Fabrics and Phases of Leicestershire Churches at Melton
Carnegie Museum on Wednesday, 13 December at 7 for 7.30 pm. Admission is £5
and pre-booking is advisable. Phone 0116 305 3860.
Melton Computer Club’s monthly meeting features
a photography competition. It’s at Melton Indoor Bowls Club on Wednesday, 13
December at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome.
Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a guided eight mile
circular walk around Thurgarton, taking in Souther Wood, Halloughton and
Bleasby. It’s on Thursday, 14 December and they’re meeting at Keyworth
Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937
The Mayor of Melton’s carol concert is at St
Mary’s Church on Thursday, 14 December at 6.15 for 6.30 pm. There will be
performances by local schools and the church choir, plus readings and the
audience can join in with the singing. Admission is free but there will be a
collection for the Mayor’s charity appeal and church funds.
A prize bingo evening is being held at Ab Kettleby Community Centre on
Thursday, 14 December. Eyes down at 7.30 pm. Proceeds will go to St James's
Church. Details on Melton 822846.
Keyworth Camera Club’s
meeting on Thursday, 14 December consists of a critique evening –
constructive comments about club members’ own work, always entertaining and
instructive. It’s in the Parish Church Hall at 7.45 pm. Visitors are welcome
– entry is £3.
The Loveden Quartet present an evening of
carols at Allington Manor on Thursday, 14 December at 7.30 pm. Tickets,
including festive refreshments, are £7.50 from 01400 281869. Proceeds will
go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
First Responders are hosting Harby Church Christmas Tree Festival whose
opening night is on Friday, 15 December at 7 pm. Tickets are £7.50 including
supper and entertainment and they’re available from 01949 861211, 01636
525891 or 01949 860662. The festival is then open daily from 12 noon until 4
pm until Tuesday, 19 December and admission is free.
Melton Mowbray Photographic Society have a Christmas quiz and social evening
at the Samworth Centre on Friday, 15 December at 7.15 pm. New members are
welcome. For details see
Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk around Syston on
Saturday, 16 December. They’re setting out at 9 am. Newcomers are welcome
and the walk ends with a pub lunch. For more details phone 07969 669230 or
Council is holding its Christmas coffee morning at the Grange Hall from 10
am until 12 noon on Saturday, 16 December. There will be festive
refreshments and local councillors will be on hand to greet residents.
Willowbrook Primary School in Keyworth is holding its Christmas Fair on
Saturday, 16 December. Santa Claus will be attending and other attractions
include face painting, a tombola, quiz, raffle and various stalls. Entry is
free. Details on 0115 914 9889.
Bingham and District Choral Society are staging their Carols For Christmas
Concert at Bingham Parish Church on Saturday, 16 December at 7.30 pm.
They’ll be joined by the Caernarvon Junior School Choir and Bingham Brass.
Festive refreshments are included in the ticket price of £8 for adults. It’s
£1 entry for accompanied children. Phone 0115 878 0642.
The Melton BID Company and Melton Borough Council present the Blokes’
Shopping Day and Christmas Classic Car Meet in Melton Market Place on
Sunday, 17 December from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be stalls with gifts,
food and other festive items, many shops will be open, and there’s a free
gift wrapping service, plus entertainment with the 103
The Eye roadshow and the Melton Folk Festival Trail.
The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a 10 mile walk around Branston, Eastwell,
Eaton and the Jubilee Way on Sunday, 17 December. Newcomers are welcome. For
details phone 01949 836042.
and District Footpaths Association have a guided seven mile local walk
followed by refreshments at The Test Match, West Bridgford on Thursday, 21
December. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square at 10.10 am. Newcomers are
welcome. Phone 07743 336282.
Carols In The Stables is an event taking place at Lings Lane Riding School
in Keyworth on Friday, 22 December. There will be a procession led by the
Three Kings from the top of the lane at 6.15 pm down to the decorated
stables where you can sing along to the carols until 7.30 pm. Food and hot
drinks will be available and proceeds will go to South Notts Riding For The
There’s no need to be alone on Christmas Day as
there’s a warm welcome, a festive lunch and entertainment at Melton Baptist
Church from 12.45 to 2.45 pm. There is no charge but you need to phone
Melton 560975 to book a place.
Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a guided six mile circular
walk at Linby, taking in Newstead Abbey and Papplewick on Thursday, 28
December. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square ready to drive out at 9.30 am.
Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 4418.
Local singer Vince Eager will celebrate 60 years in showbiz at the Grange
Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent, on Thursday, 28 December at 7.30 pm. Also
appearing will be the Memphis Tones, Tristram Shandy and Radcliffe’s own The
Boutones. Tickets are £12 from 01159 333009 and the evening includes the
RSPCA Animal Centre’s Christmas Draw.
The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Caythorpe and
the Trent Valley on Sunday, 31 December. Newcomers are welcome. For details
phone 01949 836042.
SAVE THE DATE
Melton Musical Theatre Company present their
performance of the show 9 To 5, featuring the music of Dolly Parton, at
Melton Theatre on Wednesday, 28 February until Saturday, 3 March. Details
from the Box Office on Melton 851111.
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