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Many events and activities are
being cancelled or postponed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. If you are
planning to go to an event, please check with the organiser whether it is
still going ahead. In the meantime, here are alternative arrangements from
some of the groups who have had to change their plans:
The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Keyworth Village Quiz 2020
has been postponed until June. The 8 teams still remaining from the original
26 entrants are: the British Geological Survey, Keyworth Methodist Church,
Keyworth Rugby Club, Keyworth Dramatic Society, Keyworth Allotments,
Keyworth Baptist Church, Crossdale Drive School and the Taveners.
Melton Ramblers and the Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have suspended their walks,
social events, working parties to maintain footpaths and other group
activities as instructed by Ramblers GB. However, Ramblers GB say that apart
from people in households with symptoms or who have pre-existing health
conditions putting them at increased risk of contracting COVID-19, going for
a walk independently is an excellent way to maintain health and wellbeing.
You must keep more than two metres away from others. Please see Public
Health England's guidelines on social distancing. If walking in remote
areas, stay well within your limits to avoid any call on mountain rescue or
other emergency services.
Charnwood Orchestra has cancelled its concert at Emmanuel Church in
Loughborough on March 21 and also its tour of Scotland in May but will take
a decision on its planned June concert in due course.
Melton Mowbray Lions Club's It's A Knockout event planned for Sunday, 7 June
as part of the Get Melton Moving fun day at Melton Rugby Club has been
postponed until Sunday, 13 September.
The Melton Musical Theatre Company (formerly the Melton Amateur Operatic
Society) has postponed its centenary anniversary performance of the Gilbert
and Sullivan operetta The Pirates Of Penzance which was scheduled for March
25 to 28. However, they say the pirates are not sunk yet and celebration
activities are planned with a re-launch in September.
The Angrave Family have had to cancel all five of their charity quizzes
planned between March 20 and May 22. But they intend to return with a quiz
for teams of four people at the Holwell Institute on Saturday, 26 September
at 7.30 pm in aid of the RAINBOWS Children's Hospice which is 25 years old
this year. Details on Melton 569493.
The Nottinghamshire County Show 2020, scheduled to take place at Newark
Showground, on May 9 and 10 has been cancelled, incurring substantial loss
of income. The organisers, Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society, a
registered charity, are appealing for support in terms of donations and new
corporate or individual memberships to sustain them through this difficult
period so they can again hold a show in 2021. The Society supports the wider
farming community in Nottinghamshire by staging this show and by offering
learning opportunities, and giving grants and awards. For details phone
01636 705796 or see www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com
Dove Cottage Day Hospice has closed its Stathern charity shop and tea room
until further notice. Its four other charity shops in Bottesford, Melton,
Cotgrave and Asfordby remain open for shopping and donations but the
situation is being reviewed daily in accordance with UK Government and
Public Health England guidance. The challenge evening planned for Wednesday,
25 March and the quiz and paella night scheduled for Friday, 27 March have
been cancelled. The spring auction has been postponed until Saturday, 5
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A representative from NatWest Bank will give a talk on how to avoid banking
scams at a meeting of
Keyworth Wolds Ladies Probus Club in the Methodist Church Hall, on Monday,
16 March at 10 am.
Visitors are welcome, with a view to becoming members. Details on 0115 914
Sandra Meakin will present a floral demonstration on the theme Deja Vu at
Melton Mowbray and District
Flower Club's meeting at the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Monday, 16 March
at 7 for 7.15 pm.
A Volunteer Fair will be held at Melton Library on Tuesday, 17 March from 11
am until 1 pm. You can talk to representatives of a variety of organisations
offering volunteering opportunities, find out what roles are available and
discover the benefits of volunteering in your community.
Brooksby Melton College Year 1 and 2 Acting students present a showcase of
their work in a double
bill at Melton Theatre on Tuesday, 17 March at 7 pm. For ticket details and
www.meltontheatre.co.uk or phone Melton 851111.
Come With Me is the title of a floral demonstration being given to Frisby
Flower and Garden Club's
meeting by June Allsop and Margaret Cooper. It's at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
Village Hall on Tuesday, 17
March at 7 for 7.30 pm. The evening includes a raffle and refreshments and
visitors are welcome.
The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a seven mile circular walk around
Collingham and the RSPB
Reserve on Wednesday, 18 March. They're meeting in the Co-op car park in
High Street, Collingham,
ready to set out at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. For more details phone
01159 334436 or see
Christine Woodcock will give a talk entitled A Little Bit Of A Puzzle at the
Sage Cross Ladies' Club
meeting at Sage Cross Methodist Church in Melton on Wednesday, 18 March at
1.45 for 2 pm.
William Ruff will explore the often surprising origins of everyday words in
his talk A Day In The Life Of
The English Language at a meeting of Bingham U3A (the University of the
Third Age) at the Methodist
Centre in Bingham on Wednesday, 18 March at 2 pm. Entry for visitors is £1.
Phone 01949 875406.
POSTPONED - The Pleasures And Rewards Of Beekeeping is the title of a talk
being given by
Leicestershire Beekeepers Society at a meeting of Eastwell History Group at
the Village Hall on
Wednesday, 18 March at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome - entry is £4. Students
in full-time education go
in free. Details on 01949 861836.
Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have an eight mile guided walk
around Repton Park and
Bretby in Derbyshire on Thursday, 19 March. They're meeting at Keyworth
Square ready to set out at
9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 4486.
Melton Mayor Councillor Malise Graham is holding a race night fundraiser for
his chosen charity, the
RAINBOWS children's Hospice on Thursday, 19 March at 7 pm at Melton Borough
Offices. Tickets are £10 including a glass of wine and buffet dinner.
Brooksby Melton College Dance and Musical Theatre students present A Night
At The Movies, a
showcase of their work in a double bill at Melton Theatre on Thursday, 19
March at 7 pm. For ticket
details and bookings see www.meltontheatre.co.uk or phone Melton 851111.
Melton Mowbray Lions Club and sight-loss charity VISTA have teamed up to
offer free eye screening
tests in Melton Market Place on Friday, 20 March from 10 am to 2 pm.
Information on eye health will also
As part of the Brooksby Parish Church 800th Anniversary Celebrations, a quiz
for teams of four people
is being held at Hoby Village Hall on Friday, 20 March at 7.30 pm. The
quiz-master is Richard Angrave.
Entry is £10 per person including a hot supper. To book phone Melton 569493
or 434490. All proceeds
to Brooksby Church restoration fund.
The Stormy Weather Boys present an evening of sea shanties at the Thomas
Aslockton on Friday, 20 March at 7.30 for 8 pm. Tickets are £10 including a
fish and chip supper. Phone
01949 850257 / 850034 / 850003 / 850384.
A tabletop sale of crafts, antiques and other items will be held at Keyworth
Parish Church all in Selby
Lane on Saturday, 21 March from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Admission is £1,
accompanied children go in
free and refreshments will be on sale.
Lent lunches are being served at All Saints' Church, Asfordby on Saturdays,
21 and 28 March from 12
until 2 pm. They consist of a soup, sweet and tea or coffee. Cost £5.
Proceeds for church funds.
POSTPONED - The Vale of Belvoir Lions Club are holding their annual music
quiz for teams of six
people at Bottesford VC Hall on Saturday, 21 March at 7.30 pm. Entry is
£7.50 per person, including a
hot supper. There will be a licensed bar. Pre-booking is essential, phone
07540 935478. Proceeds will
go to Lions charities.
The Celtic folk band Govannen will perform at an Irish Night in Old Dalby
Village Hall on Saturday, 21
March. Tickets are £15 including an Irish stew supper. Phone Melton 822316.
The Charnwood Orchestra are in concert at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough, on
Saturday, 21 March
at 7.30 pm. They will perform works by Beethoven, Elgar and Schubert. For
ticket information see
Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Kirby Bellars on
Sunday, 22 March. They're
meeting at the Flying Childers, ready to set out at 10 am. The walk
concludes with a pub lunch.
Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
The gardens of Gunthorpe Hall, near Oakham, are open on Sunday, 22 March
from 2 until 5 pm in aid of
the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities.
Admission is £5,
accompanied children go in free. For details phone 01572 737514 or see
There's a lunchtime organ recital at St Mary's Church in Melton on Tuesday,
24 March at 1 pm. The
organist is Simon Headley, formerly Assistant Director of Music at Leicester
Cathedral. Everyone is
welcome, admission is free and there will be a collection for the church
organ fund. Refreshments will
Guitarist and singer Trevor Leeson is the guest speaker at the monthly
meeting of Keyworth and
District U3A (the University of the Third Age) in the Methodist Church,
Selby Lane on Tuesday, 24
March at 2 for 2.30 pm. New members are welcome.
Melton Musical Theatre Company are staging the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta
The Pirates Of Penzance
at Melton Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday, 25-28 March with performances
at 7.30 pm plus a 2.30
pm Saturday matinee. For ticket details phone the Box Office on Melton
851111 or see
Keyworth and District Footpaths Association are staging a nine mile circular
guided walk around
Burrough-on-the-Hill on Thursday, 26 March. They're meeting at Keyworth
Square ready to drive out at
9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07305 194 446.
Joyce Nevill will give a talk entitled How I Came To Run A Guest House at
Keyworth WI's meeting in the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall on
Thursday, 26 March at 7.15 pm. Entry for visitors is £4. Details on 0115 937
Time For A Cuppa is being held at St Mary's Church in Melton on Friday, 27
March from 10.30 and to
12.30 pm. Come and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes with proceeds going to
Dementia UK specialist
A quiz and paella night is being held in aid of the Dove Cottage Day
Hospice, Rutland, on Friday, 27
March at 7 pm at Langham Village Hall. It's for teams of six people and
entry is £15 per person. To book
phone 01572 722630.
Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk around Orton-on-the-Hill,
near Hinckley, on Saturday,
28 March. They're meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton, ready to
drive out at 8.30 am. The walk
concludes with a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see
Melton Mowbray Lions Club are holding their Swimarathon on Saturday, 28
March at Melton Leisure
Centre (Waterfield Pools). Teams of six will swim in relay for 55 minutes.
It's not a competition but a fun
way for swimmers of all ages and abilities to raise sponsorship money for
Lions charities. Swimming
times start every hour from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm. For details phone Melton
858988 or 07860 102223.
Bingham and District Choral Society is holding a fundraising evening at the
WI Hall in Station Street on
Saturday, 28 March at 7.30 pm. It's a tasting of Gaucho wines from Argentina
and Chile, accompanied
by a light supper. Always drink responsibly. Tickets are £12.50 from 115 933
A barn dance with music by Windmill Folk takes place at Keyworth Village
Hall on Saturday, 28 March
from 8 pm.Tickets are £7.50, available from the Flower Shop in Main Street,
or on the door. Bring your
The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk around Launde
Abbey, taking in Ridlington
and Belton-in-Rutland on Sunday, 29 March. They're meeting at the entrance
to Launde Abbey, ready
to set out at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. For more details phone 07879
8132787 or see
In preparation for Easter, Melton Mowbray Choral Society will give a
performance of The Crucifixion by
John Stainer at St Mary's Church in Melton on Sunday, 29 March (Passion
Sunday) at 4 pm.
Feelgood Films is showing the comedy Rory’s Way in the Centenary Lounge at
Keyworth Village Hall
on Monday, 30 March at 1.45 for 2 pm. Entry is by donation (minimum £3.50)
on door and refreshments
will be on sale. Lifts can be arranged by prior notice. Phone 0115 937 3849
or 0115 937 3336.
A Bargain Bonanza is being held in aid of Pablo's Horse Sanctuary on
Saturday, 4 April from 10 am to 1
pm at the Melton Mowbray Toy Soldiers Bandroom, at the bottom of the Wilton
Road car park. As well
as horse tack and riding gear there will be stalls with bric-brac, toys,
handbags, jigsaws and other
Ian Ritson will talk about the work of the Woodland Trust at a meeting of
Melton Group of the
Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust at the United Reformed Church in
Chapel Street on Monday, 6
April at 7.30 pm. For details phone Melton 852119.
The Cranmer Company of Singers and Musical Director Deborah Davies are
hosting a Come and Sing
event at Bottesford Parish Church on Good Friday, 10 April. They will
perform the Requiem by John
Rutter. Singers are welcome to join in and the rehearsal starts at 4.30 pm
with the performance at 7.30
pm. Taking part costs £6, £8 or £10, depending on how much you would like to
give. For the
performance, the audience pay a donation on the door. Money raised goes to
the Yemen Crisis Appeal
via Tearfund. To register as a singer phone 0115 947 4759.
The Old Brickyard Tea Garden is staging its Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Easter
Monday, 13 April from 10
am to 5 pm with a fancy dress competition, arts and crafts stalls and
demonstations, face painting,
story telling and other family entertainment, plus a tombola. Proceeds for
the charity Hope Against
Cancer. Admission and parking are free. Details on 07803 206852 or see
Phil Eldridge will give a talk about the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway and how
volunteers are helping to
preserve and run it. He's speaking at a meeting of Bingham U3A (the
University of the Third Age) at the
Methodist Centre in Bingham on Wednesday, 15 April at 2 pm. Entry for
visitors is £1. Phone
Bob Massey will give a talk entitled The Robins: The History Of The Postal
Service at Melton Mowbray
Historical Society's meeting at the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Friday,
17 April at 7.30 pm. For
details see www.meltonmowbrayhistorical.org.uk
Performing Stars Seniors are staging The Addams Family, a new musical comedy
at Melton Theatre
from Friday to Sunday, 17-19 April. For ticket details and bookings see
phone Melton 851111.
As part of the Author Talk series at Melton Library, historian Linda Porter
will speak about her book
Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court Of Charles II. Her lecture is on
Thursday, 23 April at 6.30 pm.
Tickets are £6 including refreshments. To book, phone 0116 305 3646.
The gardens of Tresillian House, 67 Dalby Road in Melton are open on Sunday,
26 April from 11 am
until 4 pm in aid of the National Gardens Scheme which supports several
national charities. Admission
is £4, accompanied children go in free. For details phone Melton 481997 or
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