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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a six mile walk to Farnsfield, taking in the Halifax Bomber Memorial, on Sunday, 1 July, starting at 10 am. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Tresillian House, 67 Dalby Road in Melton is open on Sunday, 1 July from 11 am until 4 pm under the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. Admission is £3, accompanied children go in free. See www.ngs.org.uk for full details  or phone 01664 481197
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer series of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. The Wigston Band will perform on Sunday, 1 July from 2.45 pm. Some seating is available but you can bring your own and refreshments will be on sale.
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Cream teas will be served at Eastwell Churchyard on Sunday, 1 from 3 until 5 pm. There is no set charge, but donations are welcome for church funds.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a three mile evening stroll around Harby, on Tuesday, 3 July starting at 7 pm. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is organising an evening of badger watching at Holwell Nature Reserves on Friday, July 6. The cost is £5 per person and booking is essential as places are limited. Phone 0116 271 9203.
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The Hosenbury family-friendly music festival is at Hose on
Friday and Saturday, 6-7 July, including Abba and Elvis tributes and local bands and singers. Saturday’s event includes a classic/Jaguar car show, stalls and family entertainment. There's food and drink, and camping facilities. Money raised will go to Hose School, the church and village park. Details on 01949 861814,  01949 861383 or 07817 208746.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk around Owston on Saturday, 7 July. They’re setting out from 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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Great Dalby Church fete is at Vine Farm on Saturday, 7 July from 2 pm. There will be the famous farmhouse teas, classic tractors, pony rides, a silent auction, skittles, tombola, prize draw and various stalls. Proceeds for St Swithun’s Church.
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Cream teas are being served at Long Clawson Church on Saturday, 7 July from 2.30 pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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An exhibition of photographs of Old Melton is being staged at Melton Carnegie Museum until 7 July. The pictures show businesses which used to trade in the town, community events, everyday life and buildings which are no longer there. The museum is open daily from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am until 4.30 pm and admission is free.
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Tollerton, Keyworth and District group of Cancer Research UK are holding a cream tea and cake afternoon at Tollerton Methodist Church in Stansted Avenue on Saturday, 7 July from 2 until 4 pm. Admission is £5 including refreshments.
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Hickling History Group is staging an exhibition entitled There But Not There, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War and to commemorate the lives of those from the village who died in the conflict. It’s taking place at the parish church from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 July which is also Open Churches Weekend in Nottinghamshire. For full details phone Melton 822369.
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The Belvoir Wassailers will be in concert at Sage Cross Methodist Church on Saturday, 7 July at 7.30 pm. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome in aid of the Sage Cross Church and Community Centre Development Fund.
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Keyworth Choir present their summer concert at the village hall on Saturday, 7 July at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £10 from 0115 914 7088.
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The first of two Nottinghamshire Open Churches Weekends is on Saturday and Sunday 7-8 July. More than 170 churches take part, offering refreshments and staging additional activities and events, from concerts to tower tours, cream teas and fetes. For full details see www.southwell.anglican.org
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Retford and Babworth, including the Pilgrim Fathers Walk on Sunday, 8 July, starting at 10 am. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Bingham Ramblers have a six mile walk around Groby on Sunday, 8 July. They’re meeting in the main car park in Bingham, ready to drive out at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 01949 877833 or 01949 838698.
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The Honeytrees Tropical Garden at 85 Grantham Road in Bottesford is open on Sunday, 8 July from 10 am until 5 pm under the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. Admission is £3, accompanied children go in free. See www.ngs.org.uk for full details  or phone 01949 842120.  Also Redland House and Village House in Cropwell Butler are open under the NGS from 1 until 5 pm. Combined is entry £5, children free.
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer series of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. Stamford Stompers will perform on 8 July from 2.45 pm. Some seating is available but you can bring your own and refreshments will be on sale.
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Pop Up Opera presents a comic Mozart double bill at Knipton Church on Sunday, 8 July at 5 pm. Tickets are £20, including refreshments, and they’re available from Knipton Stores, or phone 01476 870201 or 07931 315423.
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The Melton Space community workshop at the Melton Country Park Café has an open day on Sunday, 8 July from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be woodwork, electronics, 3D printing and work with textiles. Bring a broken item and see if it can be repaired. Details on Melton 562112 or see www.meltonspace.org.uk
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Jane Fox will give a floral demonstration on the theme Bring Me Sunshine at a meeting of South Notts Flower Club at the Burnside Hall, Plumtree on Monday, 9 July at 7.30 pm. Entry for visitors is £6. For details phone 0115 923 2615 or 0115 846 5196.
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Julia Hawley from Brentingby will give a talk entitled Summertime Life On The Farm at Melton Afternoon WI’s meeting at the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Wednesday, 11 July at 2 pm. New members are welcome.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile evening walk around Hoby on Wednesday, 11 July. They’re setting out from the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a four mile evening stroll around Owthorpe and the Grantham Canal on Wednesday, 11 July starting at 7 pm. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a nine-mile circular guided walk around Croxton Kerrial, Branston and Bescaby on Thursday, 12 July. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square ready to drive out at 9.30 am. For details phone 0115 937 4910.
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Melton Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is organising evenings of badger watching at Holwell Nature Reserves on Fridays, July 13, 20 and 27. The cost is £5 per person and booking is essential as places are limited. Phone 0116 271 9203.
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile circular walk around Eydon in Northamptonshire on Saturday, 14 July. They’re setting out from the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 8 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show is at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July. There’s arena entertainment, ranging from scurry driving to a vintage and classic vehicle parade, the chance to drive a steam engine, the sheep show, a companion dog show, a heritage fairground, demonstrations of agricultural machinery, trade stands and refreshments. Tickets are £10, accompanied children under 16 go in free. Details on www.rempstonesteam.org
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The B-Festival is a family-focused music event featuring tribute artistes and local bands and it takes place on the Butt Field Sportsground in Bingham on Saturday, 14 July. Gates open at 11.45 am with children’s funfair rides, food stalls and family attractions. The music starts at 1 pm and continues until 10 pm. Entry is by advance ticket only. For full details see www.binghamfestival.com Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of Bingham Town Sports Club.
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Keyworth Show is being held on the Rectory Field on Saturday, 14 July from 11 am to 5 pm. This year’s event has a medieval theme with displays of jousting, combat and falconry, plus live music, dancing displays, classic cars, a tug of war, horticultural show, a funfair, food court, children’s activities, crafts and gifts. Admission is £3, accompanied under 14s go in free.
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Carnival is at The Grange on Saturday, 14 July from 12 noon until 5 pm with live music, arena entertainment, stalls and refreshments. A  procession of floats on the theme Festivals Of The World will set out from the Playing Fields on Bingham Road at 1 pm.
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Cream teas are being served at Long Clawson Church on Saturday, 14 July  from 2.30 pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a 10 mile walk around East Leake on Sunday, 15 July, starting at 10 am. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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The Melton Parkinsons Support Group are holding a Garden Gathering at 1 Melbray Drive in Melton on Sunday, 15 July from 2 until 5 pm. There will be music from the Generation Gap Guitar Group, plus face painting, stalls and cream teas.
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer series of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. The Harborough Band will perform on 15 July from 2.45 pm. Some seating is available but you can bring your own and refreshments will be on sale. STARTING TIME CHANGED TO 1 PM BECAUSE OF THE WORLD CUP FOOTBALL MATCH.
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Time Together for Families in Bingham Parish Church is on Sunday, 15 July at 4 pm and consists of a summer party with games and refreshments.
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Alison Suffolk, from Nuneaton, will present a floral demonstration on the theme Woodstock at Melton Mowbray and the District Flower Club’s meeting at the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Monday, 16 July at 7 for 7.15 pm.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a five mile evening stroll around Nottingham University Parks and Wollaton Park on Tuesday, 17 July starting at 7 pm. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Wendy Coley will give a talk about the Medical Detection Dogs Charity at a meeting of Bingham U3A (the University of the Third Age) on Wednesday, 18 July at 2 pm in the Methodist Centre, Needham Street. Newcomers are welcome.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile evening walk around Hambledon on the banks of  Rutland Water on Wednesday, 18 July. They’re setting out from the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a nine-mile circular guided walk around Melbourne, Swarkestone, Kings Newton and Wilson on Thursday, 19 July. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square ready to drive out at 9.30 am. For details phone 0115 937 4910.
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Thorpe Arnold Village Hall is hosting BBC Radio Leicester’s gardening programme Down To Earth on Thursday, 19 July. The audience are welcome to ask questions from the panel of expert horticulturalists. You should be seated for 7.15 pm and the recording starts at 7.30. Entry, including ploughman’s supper, is £6. Tickets are available from Melton 564411 and proceeds will go to St Mary The Virgin Church.
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile circular walk around Morville in Shropshire on Saturday, 21 July. They’re setting out from the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 8 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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St Michael and All Angels Church fete at Elton is on Saturday, 21 July from 2 until 4 pm. There will be stalls ranging from plants to produce and refreshments and entry is free. Funds raised will go towards redecorating the vestry of the church. Details on 01159 893172.
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The annual Scalford Village Hall auction is on Sunday, 22 July at 2 pm. Viewing will be on Saurday from 2 until 6 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 12 noon. There’s also a jumble sale on the Saturday from 2 until 4 pm. Donations of saleable items are welcome in the week before the event and collection of larger items may be possible. Phone Melton 444229.
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Established and budding artists, including students, are welcome to share their work in an open exhibition being staged at Bingham Parish Church. It can be viewed on 21 July from 10 am until 6 pm and on 22 July from 11 am until 4pm. Entry forms are available in the church or by phoning 07718 084392.
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Cream teas are being served at Long Clawson Church on Saturday, 21 July and 4 and 18 August from 2.30 pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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A family dog show and canine agility competition is taking place at Hose Village Hall on Saturday, 21 July from 9 am until 5 pm. It’s organised by the Xolo Club UK and all entries will be taken on the day.
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The second of two Nottinghamshire Open Churches Weekends is on Saturday and Sunday 21-22 July. More than 170 churches take part, offering refreshments and staging additional activities and events, from concerts to tower tours, cream teas and fetes. For full details see www.southwell.anglican.org
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a nine mile walk around Rawthorne, Hardwick Hall and Teversal on Sunday, 22 July, starting at 10 am. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Bingham Ramblers have a five mile walk around Woodhouse Eaves and Beacon Hill on Sunday, 22 July. They’re meeting in the main car park in Bingham, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 01949 877833 or 01949 838698.
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Two gardens at Keyworth are open on Sunday, 22 July from 1 until 5 pm under the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. They are Home Farm at 17 Main Street and Rose Cottage at 81 Nottingham Road. Home-made teas, plants, and arts and cards will be for sale and the barn will be open at Home Farm with a display and bookstall by the Keyworth Conservation Area Advisory Group. Combined admission is £4, accompanied children free. See www.ngs.org.uk for full details.
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer series of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. The Kibworth Band will perform on 22 July from 2.45 pm. Some seating is available but you can bring your own and refreshments will be on sale.
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Cream teas will be served at Eastwell Churchyard on Sunday, 22 July from 3 until 5 pm. There is no set charge, but donations are welcome for church funds.
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Paul Johns will give a talk entitled Working in Srebrenica at a meeting of Keyworth and District U3A (the University of the Third Age) in the Methodist Church, Selbye Lane on Tuesday, 24 July at 2 pm. New members are welcome. See www.keyworthu3a.org.uk
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a four mile evening stroll from Croxton Kerrial to Harston on Wednesday, 25 July starting at 7 pm. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile evening walk around Great Dalby on Wednesday, 25 July. They’re setting out from the Wilton Road car park in Melton ready to drive out at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have an eight mile circular guided walk around Barrow-Upon-Soar, Mountsorrel, Swithland Reservoir and Quorn on Thursday, 26 July. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square ready to drive out at 9.30 am. For details phone 0115 937 7122.
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The final bargain book sale takes place at St Mary Magdalene Church in Keyworth on Thursday, 26 July from 10.15 am to 1.15 pm. There will be cakes, coffee and handmade cards for sale. Also craft items in aid of the charity Wells For Africa.
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Dave Newman will give a talk about medical and culinary herbs at Keyworth WI’s meeting in the Centenary Lounge at the village hall on Thursday, 26 July at 7.15 pm. Visotrs are welcome, entry is £3. Details on 0115 937 3267.
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A parade to mark the centenary of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) will take place in Melton on Friday, 27 July at 10.30 am.  More than 300 RAVC personnel, riders dressed in WW1 uniforms, a marching band, horse-drawn vehicles and military dogs will parade through the town centre which is being decorated in RAVC colours.
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A teddy bears’ picnic is being held by Melton Mowbray Town Estate at Wilton Park on Friday, 27 July from 2 until 4 pm. There will be lots of competitions for children and parents and refreshments will be available in the pavilion café. Details on Melton 564559.
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A vintage and classic vehicle meet is taking place in Melton Town Centre on Friday, 27 July from 5 pm. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be on sale. Details on Melton 480234.
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Asfordby Soul run by the Vinyl Woos is on Friday, 27 July from 8 pm to 1 pm. Admission is £5. A special feature of this month’s event is an auction of memorabilia from the My Guy shop which has closed in Melton and proceeds from this will go to LOROS, the Leicestershire Hospice, in memory of Asfordby teenager Leah Reek.
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Charles Hanson and Vanessa Savage from Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers will be offering free valuations of antiques, jewellery, watches, gold, silver, ceramics and collectables at Old Dalby Village Hall on Saturday, 28 July from 12 noon to 2 pm. The event is fundraising for refurbishment of the village hall and donations are welcome. Details on 07774 619678.
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The Gretton Court sheltered housing scheme in Melton is holding its summer fete on Saturday, 28 July from 3 until 5 pm. There will be live music, afternoon teas and stalls with cakes, books and a tombola. Proceeds will go to the Gretton Court Social Fund towards maintaining a pleasant environment for the residents, including a sensory garden. Details on Melton 562146.
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The PieFest celebration of pie-making takes place at Melton Cattle Market on Saturday and Sunday, 28-29 July from 10 am to 4 pm with talks, demonstrations, tastings and workshops. For full details see
www.ukpiefest.co.uk
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Melton Model Engineering Club is stages its annual show at Asfordby Football Club in Hoby Road, on Saturday and Sunday, 28-29 July. There will be radio-controlled aircraft, boats, drones and helicopters, flying demonstrations and displays and a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to celebrate 100 years of the RAF. Joining in are the Melton and Leicester Model Railway Clubs whose layouts will be on show. Also there’s Meccano, craft stalls, a tombola and raffle, and live music on Saturday night. Proceeds will go to the charity BeatSCAD to raise awareness of this little-known heart condition. Details on www.mdmc.bmfa.org
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Cream teas are being served at Long Clawson Church on Saturday, 28 July from 2.30 pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a seven mile walk alongside the waterway from Nottingham to Radcliffe on Sunday, 29 July, starting at 10 am. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Harlaxton Manor is holding an open day on Sunday, 29 July from 11 am until 5 pm. You can tour the magnificent 19th century mansion and its beautiful gardens. Admission is £10, concessions £7.50, children under 12 £2.50. Refreshments will be available. For full details phone 01476 403000 or see
www.harlaxton.co.uk
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There’s an open garden at 119 Scalford Road in Melton on Sunday, 29 July from 11 am until 5 pm under the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. Admission is £3, accompanied children go in free. Home-made teas will be on sale. See www.ngs.org.uk for full details  or phone Melton 562821.
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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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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer series of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. The Croft Silver Band will perform on 29 July from 2.45 pm. Some seating is available but you can bring your own and refreshments will be on sale. Future dates: 5 August - Ratby Midland Band; 12 August - Nottingham Concert Band; 19 August - Enderby Band; 26 August - Springfield Jazz Ensemble Quartet.
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Feelgood Films at Keyworth Village Hall presents The Greatest Showman on Monday, 30 July at 1.45 for 2 pm. Entry is by donation (minimum £3.50) and refreshments will be £1. Everyone is welcome and lifts can be arranged by prior notice. Phone  0115 937 3849 or 0115 937 3336.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a three mile stroll around East Bridgford, alongside the River Trent, on Tuesday, 31 July, starting at 7 pm. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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The Melton Folk Festival and Craft Fair is being staged in Melton from Friday to Sunday, 3-5 August from midday to 10 pm. There will be music sessions at venues throughout the town centre, plus workshops, Morris dancing and stalls with arts and crafts. Details on Melton 852449.
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Cream teas are being served at Long Clawson Church on Saturdays, 4 and 18 August from 2.30 pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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The Honeytrees Tropical Garden at 85 Grantham Road in Bottesford is open on Sunday, 5 August from 10 am until 5 pm under the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. Admission is £3, accompanied children go in free. See www.ngs.org.uk for full details  or phone 01949 842120.
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Circus Shenanigans is a holiday club for children aged five to eleven years being staged by the Melton Mowbray Team Parish at St Mary’s Church from Monday to Friday, 6-10 August from 9.30 am to 12 noon. There will be bible-based activities plus songs, crafts and games. The cost is £5 per child. To register phone Melton 503530 or see www.melton.leicester.anglican.org
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Melton By The Sea transforms Melton Market Place into a sandy beach with funfair rides, face painting, crafts, a seaside trail and competitions for children. It’s being staged from Wednesday to Friday, 8-10 August from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Details on 07954 817505.
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The Hamilton Fun Run and Family Fun Day is taking place at Melton’s Hamilton Tennis Club on Sunday, 12 August from 11 am. There will be family entertainment including music, a tug of war, barbeque and face painting. To enter the run phone 07940 279165. Proceeds will go to the charity Parkinsons UK.
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Cream teas will be served at Ash Grove, Little Dalby, on Sundays 12 and 19 August from 2 until 5 pm in aid of St James Church, Little Dalby.
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The 25th annual Eastwell Fete takes place on Saturday, 18 August with family entertainment all day, plus stalls, refreshments and other attractions.
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Bingham Ramblers have a six mile walk south of Grantham on Sunday, 19 August. They’re meeting in the main car park in Bingham, ready to drive out at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 01949 877833 or 01949 838698.
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Melton Mowbray Lions Club is holding its 25th anniversary golf tournament  at Melton Mowbray Golf Club, Thorpe Arnold, on Saturday, 19 August. Entry is £15. To book a place and a starting time phone Melton
562118. Following the tournament, there will be an auction at 8 pm. All proceeds to Lions charities.
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A Bavarian market takes place in Melton Town  Centre on Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 August from 12 noon with food, drink and craft stalls and themed activities. There’s live music from 7 pm both days. This event is organised by the Melton BID.
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The Stapleford Miniature Railway will be open over the Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 25-27 August. As well as the famous railway itself, there will be traction engines, fairground organs, vintage vehicles, trade stands and catering. Camping and caravanning facilities are available. Or full details see www.fsmr.org.uk or phone Melton 851614. Proceeds will go to LOROS, the Leicestershire Hospice.
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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 Melton Aurora Rotary Club is holding the Scalford Olympecks Family Fun Day at Scalford Village Hall on Sunday, 26 August from 11 am until 3 pm. It will feature hen racing, craft stalls, cream teas, a barbeque and entertainment by the 103 The Eye Roadshow. For full details phone Melton 565616. Proceeds will help support local charities in Melton and surrounding villages.
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Tresillian House, 67 Dalby Road in Melton is open on Sunday, 26 August from 11 am until 4 pm under the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. Admission is £3, accompanied children go in free. See www.ngs.org.uk for full details  or phone 01664 481197
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Pablos Horse Sanctuary at Waltham Lane, Long Clawson has an open day on Sunday, 26 August from 12 noon until 4 pm. You can meet the rescued horses and ponies, and there will be stalls, games, hot food, home made cakes and other refreshments. Entry is £2, accompanied children under 14 go in free. For full details phone 07745 628684.
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The Countryside Show takes place at Beacon Hill Country Park, near Woodhouse Eaves, on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August from 9.30 am to 5 pm. There will be demonstrations of countryside skills, live music, dog agility, children’s activities, arts and crafts and local foods. For admission charges and other details see www.leicscountryparks.org.uk
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Old Dalby Day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August from 11 am onwards. There will be entertainment all day, a street market with more than 90 stalls, plus arts and crafts, a horticultural show, a dog show, and classic and vintage vehicles. Admission is £5 per car including all occupants and proceeds will go to local charities. Details on www.olddalbyday.org
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A vintage and classic vehicle meet is taking place in Melton Town Centre on Friday, 31 August from 5 pm. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be on sale. Details on Melton 480234.
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Melton Mowbray Rotary Club will hold its vintage and classic car and motorcycle show and fun day in Melton Market Place on Sunday, 2 September from 10 am until 2pm. There will be competitions with prizes, stalls and attractions, plus entertainment from the 103 The Eye Roadshow. Donations for charities supported by Rotary are welcome. For full details see www.meltonvehiclefestival.org.uk or phone Melton 575517.
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The Teenage Market is taking place in Melton Market Place on Saturday, 8 September from 10 am until 4 pm. It’s a free platform for young people to showcase their creative talents. There will be live music and performances, food and drink, and stalls run by young people selling items they have made. Young people wanting to take part can sign up on
www.theteenagemarket.co.uk
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Hickling Scarecrow festival is on Saturday and Sunday, 8-9 September and the theme is Space.
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The Radcliffe-on-Trent Village Show will take place in and around the Grange Hall on Sunday, 9 September.
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The Melton Space community workshop at the Melton Country Park Café has  open days on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, November 25 from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be woodwork, electronics, 3D printing and work with textiles. Bring a broken item and see if it can be repaired. Details on Melton 562112 or see www.meltonspace.org.uk
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This year’s Battle Of Britain parade through Melton on Sunday, 16 September will commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force. It will start out from Chapel Street at 10 am and march through the town to St Mary’s Church for a service led by the Reverend Kevin Ashby. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place afterwards.
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The ninth annual Vale’s Got Talent competition organised by the Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club is holding auditions on September 29 and 30 at Radcliffe-on-Trent Royal British Legion Club. The semi-finals are at Candleby Lane School in Cotgrave on October 17 and November 17 and the grand final is at Cotgrave Welfare on 15 December. Prizes total £700. Entry details from 0115 933 4004 or 01949 861770.
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The 24th Viking Challenge off-road cycling event across the Vale of Belvoir takes place on Sunday, 7 October. Entrants can ride 30 or 55 kilometres through the Vale of Belvoir, starting from Redmile School. For entry details see www.vikingchallenge.org.uk  Proceeds of this year’s event will go to the charity Reach which supports people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.
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Melton Musical Theatre Company are staging the musical thriller Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Melton Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday, 24-27 October with performances at 7.30 pm. There's also a 2.30 pm Saturday matinee. For tickets phone Melton 851111 or see www.meltontheatre.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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