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Syston Model Railway Society is holding its 23rd annual exhibition at Sileby Community Centre on Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 February from 10 am to 4.30 pm (4pm on Sunday). There will be 13 top quality railway layouts on show, plus refreshments and a tombola. Admission is £4 for adults, concessions £3.50, and accompanied children under 15 go in free. Proceeds for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.
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A jumble sale will be held at Hickling Village Hall on Saturday, 17 February at 2 pm. Stalls include clothes, household goods, toys, bric-a-brac and books, and refreshments will be available. Entry is 30p. Proceeds for St Luke’s Church.
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Burton Lazars Village Hall is holding a Valentines Disco on Saturday, 17 February from 7.30 pm to midnight. Food and drinks will be available. Tickets are £8.50 from Melton 560257. Proceeds will go to village hall funds.
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The Noble Jacks electro-acoustic folk band are performing at Eastwell Village Hall on Saturday, 17 February. For details and bookings phone 01949 869492 or 07890 118002.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a 10 mile walk around Wymondham, Edmonthorpe, Market Overton and Sewstern on Sunday, 18 February starting at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Bingham Ramblers have a seven mile walk around Bunny and East Leake on Sunday, 18 February. They're meeting at the main car park in Bingham at 10 am. To join in, phone 01949 877833 or 01949 838698.
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Come and view the wonderful display of snowdrops at Buckminster Park on Sunday, 18 February from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission to the snowdrop walk is £2.50, children free. Refreshments will be available at St John The Baptist Church and there's also a tombola and stalls with cakes and bric-a-brac. Proceeds to church funds.
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Moses - The Early Years is the theme for Time Together Fun For Families at Bingham Parish Church on Sunday, 18 February at 4 pm. Activities include stories, arts and crafts, music and praise. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.
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Toothill Extra are holding creative workshops for adults at Toothill School in Bingham on Monday, 19 February from 9.30 am until 3.3 pm. There’s watercolour painting presented by Newark artist Lynne Whitfield and jewellery making with City and Guilds qualified designer Suzanne Mallabone. There are also creative activities including art and cookery for children and families. For details phone 01949 863044 or see toothillextra.co.uk
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Derek Simmonds will give a talk entitled Unforgotten Debt, describing how 127 men from Melton Mowbray and District Territorials answered the call and signed up during First World War. He’s speaking at a meeting of the Friends of Melton Carnegie Museum on Tuesday, 20 February at 2.30 pm. Admission is £3.
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Gardener Christina Moulton is the guest speaker at Frisby Flower and Garden Club’s meeting at Frisby-on-the-Wreake Village Hall on Tuesday, 20 February at 7 for 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Phone Melton 812618.
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Drama Group are staging Sue Townsend’s comedy play Groping For Words at the Grange Hall from Tuesday, 20 February until Saturday, 24 February. Tickets are £9 from Pen2Paper stationers or phone 0115 933 2906 or see www.radcliffe-on-trentdramagroup.co.uk
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a nine mile walk around Maplebeck, Kersall and Eakring on Wednesday, 21 February starting at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Michael Harrison will give an illustrated talk entitled A Trading Voyage On The River Trent, describing journeys between Gunthorpe and Hull on the working gravel barge Seagull. He's speaking at a meeting of Bingham U3A, the University of the Third Age, at Bingham Methodist Centre on Wednesday, 21 February at 2 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome. To join, phone 01949 875406 or see
www.binghamu3a.co.uk
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Kath Skinner will give a talk entitled My Visit to Brazil at a meeting of Melton Sage Cross Methodist Ladies Club, taking place at the church on Wednesday, 21 February at 2 pm.
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John Thomas MA will give an illustrated talk entitled Living With Cauldrons, describing the Iron Age feasting and ritual site at Glenfield Park, at a meeting organised by Melton Fieldworkers in Melton Carnegie Museum on Wednesday, 21 February at 7 for 7.30 pm. Admission is £5, bookings on 0116 305 3860.
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Melton Mowbray Photographic Society's meeting on Friday, 23 February consists of a practical evening where members can practise and learn new skills. It's at the Samworth Centre at 7.15 pm and new members are welcome. For details see
www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a  nine mile circular walk around Thorpe Langton on Saturday, 24 February
They're meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. The walk includes a picnic lunch. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a six mile walk around Farnsfield and Hexgreave Park on Sunday, 25 February starting at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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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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The Women's World Day of Prayer is on Friday, 2 March and there will be a service at Bingham Parish Church at 2 pm. This year's service has been written by the women of Suriname and the theme is All God's Creation is Very Good. Everyone - women, men and children - are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served afterwards.
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The 20th annual Venture Mind Quiz for teams of 6-8 people takes place at Waltham-on-the-Wolds Village Hall on Friday, 2 March at 7 for 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8.50 which includes a hot supper, and there's a also a bar and raffle. Entry by prior booking only - phone Melton 464426 07825 372156. Proceeds for the 1st Waltham Scout Group and Waltham Dollywagon Explorer Unit.
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Malcolm Sales from Buttercross Photography will give an illustrated talk about back and white photography processing skills at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society's meeting on Friday, 2 March. It's at the Samworth Centre at 7.15 pm and new members are welcome. For details see www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Melton Mowbray and District Indoor Bowls Club has an open day on Saturday, 3 March from 10 am to 2 pm to enable newcomers to try the sport. Admission is free as is hire of bowls and bowling shoes. For details phone Melton 851457 or 07547 777258.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Queniborough on Sunday, 4 March.
They're meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 9 am. There's an optional pub lunch afterwards. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Dr John Manterfield will give a talk entitled Buildings Of Victorian Grantham to a meeting of Bottesford Local History Society in the Fuller Room on Thursday, 8 March at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome. To join phone 01949 358698.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk around Diseworth on Saturday, 10 March.
They're meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. There's a pub lunch afterwards. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Cottesmore Military Wives Choir and clarinettist Sara Gibson are giving a concert entitled Spring Serenade at St Mary’s Church in Melton on Saturday, 10 March at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £9 in advance from Melton 500057 or the Samworth Centre, or £10 on the door. Proceeds will go towards the development fund of St James’ Church, Burton Lazars.
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The Celtic folk band Govannen are performing at Eastwell Village Hall on Saturday, 10 March. For details and bookings phone 01949 869492 or 07890 118002.
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Ann Bird will give an illustrated talk entitled A Garden Journey: Gardening At Home And Abroad at Bingham Garden Club's meeting in the WI Hall, Station Street on Tuesday, 13 March at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome.  Admission is £3 including refreshments. Phone 01949 838782 for details.
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There's a fashion show and sale at Quorn Lodge Hotel, Asfordby Road in Melton on Wednesday, 14 March at 7.30 pm. Favourite High Street brands and French and Italian designerwear will be on sale at massively reduced prices. Tickets are £5 from Melton 851667.  Proceeds for the charity Living Without Abuse.
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A charity quiz night for teams of up to four people is being held at the Anne of Cleves pub in Melton on Wednesday, 14 March at 7.30 pm. The winners receive a cash prize and there's also a raffle. Entry is £2 per person and proceeds will go to Pablo's Horse Sanctuary. To book, phone 07745 628684.
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Memories For Moore, a charity auction night to raise money in support of local cancer sufferer Nick Moore and LOROS, the Leicestershire Hospice takes place at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday, 16 March, starting at 8 pm. There will be live music by Howard Rose, the Mixtapes and John Barry. Tickets, including a buffet supper, are £10 - to book see Memories For Moore on Facebook or phone 07507 421590.
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile circular walk around Saltby on Saturday, 17 March.
They're meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. The walk includes a picnic lunch. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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An auction and tabletop sale is being held at Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Canal Lane, Stathern on Saturday, 17 March from 12 noon until 4 pm. For details phone 01949 860303 or see
www.dovecottage.org
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The William Booth Memorial Salvation Army Band from Nottingham is in concert at the Sage Cross Methodist Church in Melton on Saturday, 17 March at 7 pm. Tickets are £8, including refreshments. Phone Melton 854748.
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A fashion show of spring and summer collection is being held in aid of St Bartholemew’s Church, Welby. It’s at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in Nottingham Street, Melton, on Monday, 26 March at 7 pm. For ticket details phone Melton 566374, 561222 or 851386.
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The Cranmer Company of Singers present their annual Come And Sing event  at Bottesford Parish Church on Good Friday, 30 March. They will be singing excerpts from Handel's Messiah and the rehearsal starts at 4.30 pm prompt. To participate costs £6, £8 or £10 depending on how much you wish to donate. There will also be a collection from the audience at the performance which is at 7.30 pm. Proceeds will go to the charity Tearfund Central African Republic Appeal. Bookings for singers are in advance - phone 07415 512729.

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SAVE THE DATE - MORE EVENTS IN 2018 

The 14th annual Rutland – Melton Cicle Classic road race takes place on Sunday, 22 April, starting in Oakham Market Place and finishing in Melton Market Place, via Rutland Water and the villages. Details on cicleclassic.co.uk
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The Rotary Clubs of the Vale of Belvoir, Bingham and Radcliffe are holding their Art and Craft Fair at the Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Saturday and Sunday, 28-29 April from 10 am in aid of the Air Ambulance. Artists, craftspeople and photographers will have a chance to exhibit and sell their work and a proportion of the sales proceeds will go to the charity.  For full details or to book a stand, phone 07917 884111 or see www.valeofbelvoirrotary.org.uk

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The Artisan Cheese Fair is in the Exhibition Halls at Melton Livestock Market on Saturday and Sunday, 5-6 May from 10 am until 4 pm. More than 70 cheesemakers will showcase a total of more than 300 cheeses. Details on 07894 229499.
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The Nottinghamshire Show is at the Newark Showground on Saturday and Sunday, 12-13 May. Details on 01636 705796 or see
www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com
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The Rutland County Show is on the Oakham Showground on Sunday, 3 June. Details on 01572 757110 or see
www.rutlandcountyshow.com
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The Hosenbury family-friendly music festival is at Hose from Friday to Sunday 6-8 July with tribute acts and local bands. Details on 01949 861814 or 01949 861383.
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The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show is at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July. For details see
www.rempostonesteam.org
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The Dogs Trust Loughborough holds its summer fun day at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Sunday, 29 July. Details on 01509 880070.
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The Leicestershire County Show is on Airfield Farm, Market Harborough on Saturday and Sunday, 25-26 August. For details see
www.leicestershirecountyshow.co.uk

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The Enchanted Faery Ball 2018 will be held at Melton Market Tavern on Saturday, 3 November from 7.30 pm. Proceeds will go to charity. Details on www.enchantedfaeryball.co.uk
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