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Give blood and help to save a life. There are donor sessions at the Catholic Hall, Broad Street, Syston on Tuesday, 21 February. To register phone 0300 123 23 23 or see www.blood.co.uk
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Garden Designer Emma Scarborough will give an illustrated talk at Frisby Flower and Garden Club’s meeting at Frisby-on-the-Wreake Village Hall on Tuesday, 21 February at 7 for 7.30 pm.
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Drama Group present Death By Golf, a comedy by Gregg Kreutz at the Grange Hall from Tuesday to Saturday, 21-25 February with performances at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8. Phone 0115 933 2906 or see www.radcliffe-on-trentdramagroup.co.uk
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East Bridgford Drama Group is staging Bunkered, a hilarious comedy, at East Bridgford Village Hall from Tuesday to Saturday, 21-25 February. Performances are at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8 from East Bridgford Post Office, or East Bridgford News or phone 01949 843157.
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The Vale of Belvoir Group of the Ramblers Association have a seven mile walk around Long Clawson and Nether Broughton and over Slyborough Hill on Wednesday, 22 February. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.org.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a six mile circular guided walk from Keyworth to Widmerpool and Wysall on Thursday, 23 February. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 0115 937 3537.
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There’s a second hand book sale at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 23 February from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm. Refreshments will be available and there are toys for toddlers to play with while you browse the books.
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Angela Tubb will give a presentation entitled The Colours Of Bangledesh at Keyworth WI’s meeting in the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall on Thursday, 23 February at 7.15 pm. Visitors are welcome, entry is £2. For details phone 0115 937 3267.
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Leicestershire waste action volunteer David Cannon is the speaker at the monthly meeting at East Goscote Community Library on Friday, 24 February at 7 pm. He will be talking rubbish – explaining how to re-use and re-cycle various items to save them going into landfill. Admission is free, but a donation is welcome towards the upkeep of the library. Details on 0116 260 9789.

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A fashion show and sale is being held at the Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton, on Friday, 24 February at 7 for 7.30pm. Entry is £5, and proceeds will go to Scarrington WI. For details phone 01949 851360 / 850279 / 850003.
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Andrew James will share some stories and images of his travel adventures at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting on Friday, 24 February. It’s at the Samworth Centre in Burton Street, starting at 7.15 pm. Newcomers are welcome. For details see www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile walk around Queniborough on Saturday, 25 February with the option of a pub lunch at the end. Newcomers are welcome. For meeting place and time phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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As part of Fair Trade Fortnight, the Melton Fair Trading Post is holding two free events so people can find out why it’s important that producers in developing countries receive a fair wage for the items they export. There’s a pancake tasting morning at the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Saturday, 25 February from 9 until 11 am. And at a coffee tasting in the Samworth Centre on Tuesday, 7 March at 2.30 pm , Esther, a coffee producer from Kenya will explain how Fair Trade has helped her community
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A night of live rockabilly takes place at Allington Village Hall on Saturday, 25 February, featuring the band Relentless with 50s style music. Doors open at 7 pm and the music starts at 8.30. Tickets are £10 from the Allington Village Stores or the Welby Arms or, subject to availability, on the door. Proceeds towards the upkeep of Allington Playing Field. Details from 07896 155341 or see www.allingtononline.co.uk
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As part of the Leicester Comedy Festival, a special show entitled Laughing With LOROS is being staged at Melton Theatre on Saturday, 25 February at 8 pm. Tickets are £15 and proceeds will go to LOROS, the Leicestershire Hospice. For more details phone the box office on Melton 851111 or see www.meltontheatre.co.uk
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The Vale of Belvoir Group of the Ramblers Association have an eight mile walk around Collingham and The Scarles on Sunday, 26 February. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.org.uk
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Give blood and help to save a life. There are donor sessions at West Bridgford Methodist Church in Musters Road on Monday, 27 February and at the Sandy Lane Methodist Church in Melton on Tuesday, 28 February. To register phone 0300 123 23 23 or see
www.blood.co.uk
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Pancakes are being served at the Methodist Centre in Bingham on Shrove Tuesday, 28 February from 8.30 am until 4.30 pm. Everyone is welcome and proceeds will go to the RAINBOWS Children’s Hospice.
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A new Scrabble group is being set up at Gloucester House in Melton, starting on Wednesday, 1 March. Sessions will run from 1 until 3 pm and entry of £1 per session includes tea or coffee and biscuits. Details on Melton 410253.
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A charity quiz night for teams of four people is being held at the Anne of Cleves pub in Melton on Wednesday, 1 March at 7.30 pm. Entry is £2 per person and proceeds will go to Pablos Horse Sanctuary. For details or to book phone 07500 002012  or see www.pabloshorsesanctuary.wordpress.com
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Melton Musical Theatre Company are staging The Full Monty, a Broadway adaptation of the hit movie at Melton Theatre every evening from Wednesday to Saturday, 1 - 4 March at 7.30 pm, plus a 2.30 Saturday matinee. The show is for adult audiences. For ticket details phone the box office on Melton 851111 or see www.meltontheatre.co.uk
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A quiz night and hog roast supper is being held at Hose Village Hall on Friday, 3 March at 7 for 7.30 pm. Teams can have up to six people and the quiz-master is Dr Phil Rathbone. Entry is £10 per person, including a two-course supper, and there’s a prize for the winning team. For details and bookings phone 01949 860303 or see www.dovecottage.org
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Hickling Village Hall presents a fun quiz night for teams of four to six players on Friday, 3 March at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £4 – bring your own refreshments. To book, or for more details phone Melton 822835.
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Sileby Winter Jam is being held at Sileby Conservative Club on Saturday, 4 March from 6 pm. There will be live music and entry is by donation – proceeds to go to a £100,000 appeal to fund immunotherapy treatment for cancer sufferer Louise Gleadell.
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Bingham Heritage Trails Association is organising an event which looks back at Bingham’s Great War. It’s on Thursday, 9 March at 7.30 pm at the Methodist Centre, and speakers will be Geoff Ashton and his team. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
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The Mayor of Melton’s Civic Dinner will be held at Scalford Hall Hotel on Friday, 10 March at 7 for 7.30 pm. Tickets are £30 with proceeds going to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal for Melton Community First Responders and the RAINBOWS Children’s Hospice. For details phone 01664 502314 or see www.melton.gov.uk
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Dove Cottage Day Hospice is holding an auction and table top sale on Saturday, 11 March including household items, toys, jewellery and bric-a-brac. The auction viewing and table top sale plus a vintage clothing sale starts at 12 noon, and the auction itself at 1.30 pm. Entry is free and refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. Donations of items will be welcome in the week leading up to the auction. For details phone 01949 860303 or see
www.dovecottage.org
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Great Dalby Cricket Club are organising a quiz night for teams of four people at the village hall on Saturday, 11 March at 7.30 pm. Entry is £8 per person including a fish and chip supper and pre-booking is essential on Melton 563155.
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A Fly The Flag For The Commonwealth Ceremony will be held outside Melton Borough Council Offices on Monday, 13 March at 9.45 am as part of a national initiative involving the raising of 850 flags at 1,000 UK locations. The public are welcome to attend and show their support for this event. It will include an Act of Commemoration to mark the Centenary of World War One, led by Melton Mayor Councillor David Wright.
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