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Jean Fordham will give a floral demonstration entitled A Jewellery Collection at Melton Mowbray and District Flower Club’s meeting at Gloucester House in Melton on Monday, 19 June at 7.15 pm.
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Give blood and help to save a life! There are donor sessions at  Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 19 June, at the Catholic Hall, Broad Street, Syston on Tuesday, 20 June and at the Everyday Champions Centre, Brunel Business Park in Newark on Wednesday, 21 June.  To register phone 0300123 23 23 or see
www.blood.co.uk
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Geoff Ashton will give an illustrated talk entitled Discovering Bingham’s Past at a meeting of Bingham U3A (the University Of The Third Age) in the Methodist Centre, Needham Street on Wednesday, 21 June at 2 pm. New members are welcome. Phone 01949 875406.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile evening walk around Cossington Meadows Nature Reserve and Soar Navigation on Wednesday, 21 June starting at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Melton Mowbray Golf Club is holding its midsummer Stilton Classic and supercar / Bike Rally and Competition on Wednesday, 21 June from 6 pm. The event is free to enter for those exhibiting cars and bikes, and spectators pay £2 for car parking. There’s also a barbeque. Proceeds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. Details on 07982 729002.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a five mile evening walk around Burton Joyce and Bulcote on Wednesday, 21 June. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association has an eight mile circular guided walk around the Lyndon Nature Reserve near Rutland Water, taking in the villages of Wing, Lyndon and Edith Weston on Thursday, 22 June. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 5274.
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Melton Stroke Club is holding its summer coffee morning at the Market Tavern on Thursday, 22 June at 10.30 am. There will be cakes, a raffle and a tabletop sale. For details phone Melton 850151.
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Melton Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust are organising an evening of badger watching at Holwell Nature Reserves on Friday, 23 June starting at 8 pm. The cost is £5 per adult, accompanied children who must be over 8 years old, go free. Booking is essential – phone 0116 271 9203.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile walk around Market Bosworth and the Ashby Canal on Saturday, 24 June starting at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Brooksby Melton College is holding an open day, including taster sessions, at both its Brooksby campus and the Melton campus on Saturday, 24 June from 9 am until 1 pm. For full details see www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk or call Melton 855444.
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Melton’s Hamilton Tennis Club has an open day with free coaching for people of all ages and abilities on Saturday, 24 June from 10 am to 1 pm. Details on Melton 562204 or see www.hamiltontennisclub.co.uk
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Melton Carnegie Museum is staging a Family History Day where you can learn how to research your ancestry on Saturday, 24 June from 10 am until 3 pm. Admission is free. Details on 0116 305 3860.
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Pickwell Village Summer Fete takes place at Pickwell Manor on Saturday, 24 June from 2 pm. There will be a hog roast, traditional games, face painting, a fancy dress competition, stalls, games and refreshments. Proceeds to Pickwell and Leesthorpe Village Hall and Church.
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Rotherby Traditional Church Fete takes place on Saturday, 24 June at Rotherby Grange from 2.30 pm. There will be classic cars, a historical exhibition in the church, plus cream teas, stalls and games. Details on Melton 434175.
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Keyworth Guitar Club is staging a charity music night in aid of the Keyworth Friends of Kadzinuni who support a primary school in Kenya. It’s at Keyworth Village Hall on Saturday, 24 June at 7 for 7.30 pm and there will be pop, rock, folk and blues from the past six decades with local performers. Tickets are £5 in advance, phone 07931 323613, or £6 on the door. For further details see www.kadzinuni .org.uk
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The Holwell Nature Reserves three miles north of Melton, off the A606, have their annual open day on Sunday, 25 June. You can see the butterflies and wild flowers, and there will be stalls, a tombola and refreshments. Details on Melton 852119.
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The Defence Animal Centre at Melton has an open day on Sunday, 25 June from 10 am until 4.30 pm. There will be displays by military horses and dogs, the Band Of The Royal Engineers, the 103 The Eye roadshow, family attractions, and a hog roast in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome but pets cannot be brought along because of the working military animals,
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Great Dalby Gardens Group holds its open gardens event on Sunday, 25 June from 10.30 am until 5.30 pm, with eight gardens to see. There will be a craft fair in the village hall and refreshments will be available. Entry is £4, accompanied children go in free. Proceeds for village charities. Details on Melton 563683.
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Seagrave Funday Fete takes place on Sunday, 25 June from 12 noon, in and around the village hall. There will be a vehicle show, a World Ward Two aircraft flypast, a craft show, children’s games, stalls, Punch N Judy, welly wanging, a barbeque and other refreshments – plus the 103 The Eye roadshow. Details on 01509 812756.
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Three gardens at Kinoulton are open on Sunday, 25 June from 1 until 5 pm under the National Gardens Scheme which supports several charities. Also open are Norwell Gardens from 1 until 5 pm, plus the gardens of Hedgehog Hall, Tilton-on-the-Hill, from 11 am until 4.30 pm, and six gardens in Market Overton from 1.30 until 5 pm.  Full details on www.ngs.org.uk

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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer series of band concerts in Melton Town Park. The Rutland Concert Band will perform on Sunday, 25 June 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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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a five mile evening walk around Redmile on Tuesday, 27 June. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Janet Gilchrist will give a talk entitled A Librarian’s Tale at a meeting of Keyworth and District U3A, the University of the Third Age, at Keyworth Methodist Church, Selby Lane on Tuesday, 27 June at 2 for 2.30 pm.  For full details see www.keyworthu3a.org.uk
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Melton Community Forum is holding an open meeting where members of the public can ask questions about matters important to them. It’s at Melton Council’s Parkside Offices on Tuesday, 27 June at 6 pm. For details phone Melton 502502, or see www.melton.gov.uk/communityforum
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Give blood and help to save a life! There are donor sessions in the Banqueting Suite, Melton Cattle Market on Wednesday, 28 June.  To register phone 0300123 23 23 or see
www.blood.co.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile evening walk around Ashby Folville on Wednesday, 28 June starting at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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There’s a secondhand book stall  at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 29 June 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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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association has an 11-mile guided walk on Thursday, 29 June. They’re catching the 9.52 am bus from Keyworth Square to Trent Bridge Nottingham and then walking back to Keyworth via Holme Pierrepont, Bassingfield, Clipston and Normanton. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 0115 07787 128040.
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Melton Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust are organising an evening of badger watching at Holwell Nature Reserves on Friday, 30 June starting at 8 pm. The cost is £5 per adult, accompanied children who must be over 8 years old, go free. Booking is essential – phone 0116 271 9203.
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The Melton Midsummer Music Festival takes place in the Market Place on Friday, 30 June from 12 noon until 10 pm with live music, a hog roast, vintage and classic cars, outdoor bar and entertainment from the 103 The Eye roadshow. This is a free event. Details on Melton 480234.
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The Mars Petcare Party In The Park takes place on Saturday, 1 July from 9 am until 5 pm in Melton Town Park. There will be a dog show, dog agility, live music, a classic car show, barbeque, penalty shoot-out and family attractions, plus the 103 The Eye roadshow. Admission is free. Proceeds will go to three charities: the RAINBOWS Children’s Hospice, Hounds For Heroes and Pets as Therapy.
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There’s an open day at the Royal Air Forces Association and Tornado Club in Asfordby Road, Melton on Saturday, 1 July from 11 am until 4 pm. There will be a barbeque, a flight simulator, lots of stalls and family attractions, plus information about the RAF and ATC. You can find out how RAFA works to help serving and ex-service men and women and their families. Everyone is welcome.
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The Pork Pie Pedal 50, 60 or 70 mile sponsored cycle race takes place around Rutland Water on Saturday, 1 July in aid of two charities - the Medaille Trust and Hope For Justice. For details and to register see
www.porkpiepedal.co.uk
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Knipfest, the live music charity event, is taking place at a new venue - Kesteven Rugby Club’s Woodnook ground in Grantham on Saurday, 1 July. Charities supported by the event are Cancer Research, St Barnabas Hospice in Grantham and Dove Cottage Day Hospice at Stathern. Details on
www.knipfest.com
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