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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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A Royal Tea Party is being held at Keyworth Parish Church Hall on Friday, 18 May from 2 until 4 pm. Celebrate the Royal wedding with tea, cakes and competitions. Entry is £3. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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The Friends of Sherard Primary School at Melton are holding a quiz night for teams of 4 to 6 people on Friday, 18 May at 7 pm. Entry is £25 per team - bring you own drinks and nibbles. Phone the school on Melton 565124 to book your team in.
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Melton Lions Club have a quiz night for teams of up to six people at the Royal British Legion Club in Thorpe End on Friday, 18 May at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £7.50 per person including supper. To book your team, phone Melton 565544. Proceeds will go towards the Lions local charity fund.
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Drama Group present the thriller Dial M For Murder on Friday and Saturday, 18-19 May at 7.30 pm in the Grange Hall. Tickets are £9 from 0115 933 2906, or from Pen2Paper Stationers. For more details see www.radcliffe-on-trentdramagroup.co.uk
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A coffee morning in aid of cancer research is being held at The 'Stute, Asfordby Hill, on Saturday, 19 May from 9.30 am until 2 pm. As well as coffee and cakes, there will be a raffle and prize bingo.
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An informational coffee morning is being held at St Mary The Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, on Saturday 19 May from 10 am until 12 noon. It includes the launch of a fundraising effort for essential work on the building. Visitors will be able to find out what's involved. For details phone Melton 850422 or 853302.
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A Family Fun Day is being held by The Lodge Trust in Main Street, Market Overton on Saturday, 19 May from 10.30 am until 3.30 pm. There will be fairground rides and games, a barbeque, music by the EAGA Gospel Choir, birds of prey, face art, a kids’ fun zone, The Lodge Bake Off and stalls with plants, books, local crafts. You can also follow the Royal Wedding and enjoy a cream tea. Proceeds go to the Lodge Trust, a Christian charity supporting adults with learning disabilities.
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There's an opportunity to watch the Royal Wedding on a giant screen at St Mary's Church in Melton on Saturday, 19 May from 11 am until 1.45 pm. There will be refreshments including a cake and everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations. You can dress up in wedding guest style if you wish, and there's also the chance to stitch a square for the memory quilt. Admission is free.
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Several local gardens are open under the National Gardens Scheme which supports nine national charities. The gardens of Red House Farm and Fourwinds in Main Street, Grimston are open on both Saturday and Sunday, 19-20 May. Open on the Sunday only are Capability Barn and Church House in Hoveringham, and Ivy Bank Cottage and Floral Media in Newark. For opening times, locations and entry prices see
www.ngs.org.uk
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Holwell Sports Bowls Club is holding an open weekend on Saturday and Sunday, 19-20 May at Welby Road, Asfordby Hill from 10 am to 2 pm. It's to encourage more people to take up the sport. Admission is free and equipment is provided.
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Monty's Travellin' Music Show presents the acoustic rock band Border Crossing at Frisby-on-the-Wreake Village Hall, blending songs with stories and anecdotes, on Saturday, 19 May at 7.30 pm. Ticket bookings on 07703 648007.
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Bingham Community Arts presents the internationally celebrated violinist Thomas Bowes in concert at Bingham Parish Church on Saturday, 19 May at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £10 in advance from 01949 876147, or from Bingham Library. They are £12 on the door. Accompanied children go in free.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Barkby on Sunday, 20 May. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Driveway sales are taking place throughout Hickling Village on Sunday, 20 May from 10 am until 3 pm. Refreshments will be served at the village hall and proceeds will go to village hall funds.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a nine mile walk Around Monsal Dale and Ashford-in-the-Water in Derbyshire's Peak District on Sunday, 20 May starting at 10 am. For details of how to join, phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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The Ragdale Caribbean Carnival is being held on Sunday, 20 May from 12 noon onwards at Home Farm, Ragdale. There will be music plus food, including a barbeque, and entry is £5 for adults, accompanied under12s go in free. Proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support and the Air Ambulance.
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A race meeting in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution - which supports farming families in need - is being held at Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, on Monday, 21 May. Admission is £10 by advance tickets, £14 on the gate. Phone 07525 323450. Timings can be found on the website
www.leicester-racecourse.com
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June Borrowdale from Worksop will present a demonstration entitled The Spirit Of Sherwood at Melton Mowbray and District Flower Club's meeting in the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Monday, 21 May at 7 for 7.15 pm.
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Keyworth and District Gardening Association’s guest speaker is Stuart Dixon who will give an illustrated talk about roses and the traditional English garden. The meeting is at the village hall on Monday, 21 May at 7.30 pm. Entry for non-members is £3.
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Stephen Flinders will give a talk entitled When The Zeppelins Came at a meeting of Keyworth U3A (the University of the Third Age) at the Methodist Church in Selby Lane on Tuesday, 22 May at 2 for 2.30 pm. This is also an open meeting.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular evening walk around Thrussington on Wednesday, 23 May. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton, ready to drive out at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a nine mile guided walk around Boothby Pagnell in Lincolnshire on Thursday, 24 May. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 4486.
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Bingham Methodist Church is staging an exhibition entitled Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants marking 200 years of Methodist worship on the site of the present church at Needham Street. It runs from Thursday 24 May until Monday, 28 May from 10 am to 4 pm.
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A vintage and classic car meet takes place in Melton town centre on Friday, 25 May from 5 pm until dusk. Admission is free and food and drink will be on sale. Details on Melton 480234 or 07703 467769.
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A quiz for teams of four people is being held by Melton Mowbray Rotary Club at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday, 25 May at 7.30 pm. The quizmaster is Richard Angrave. Entry is £10 per person, including a hot supper. Bookings on Melton 569493 or 01476 870215. Proceeds for Rotary charities.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk around Church Langton on Saturday, 26 May. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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A Viennese-style cafe and plant sale is taking place at Archway House, Well Street in Langham on Saturday, 26 May from 10.30 am until 2 pm. Admission is £5, including coffee, cake and an opportunity to look round the cottage garden. Plants and crafts will be on sale. Proceeds for Langham Church.
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The gardens of Hayes House and The Old Vicarage in Whissendine are open on Sunday, 27 May from 2 until 5 pm. Combined admission is £5, accompanied children go in free. Proceeds will go to the Proceeds will go to the National Gardens Scheme which supports nine national charities. Details on www.ngs.org.uk Home-made teas will be served at the nearby St Andrew’s Church, in aid of church funds.
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Bingham Ramblers have a six mile walk alongside the Loughborough Canals on Sunday, 27 May. They're meeting in the main car park at Bingham, ready to drive out at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 0115 877833 or 01949 838698.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Markfield and Billa Barra Hill in North-West Leicestershire on Sunday, 27 May starting at 10 am. For details of how to join, phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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The Melton Show and Festival is being held in the Play Close on Sunday and Monday, 27-28 May from 10 am until dusk. There will be live entertainment, various stalls and family attractions and admission is free. For details see www.meltonshowandfestival.co.uk or phone 07710 135395.
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Picnic In The Marquee is being held at Rotherby Grange on Sunday, 27 May from 12 noon until 4 pm. There will be music from the Melstrum Ukelele Orchestra. Entry is £10, by advance ticket only, and accompanied under 12s go in free. To book phone Melton 434175, 434007 or 434317. Proceeds will go to the facilities project at All Saints' Church, Rotherby.
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The Cossington Secret Gardens event is Sunday and Monday, 27-28 May from 11 am to 5 pm, featuring more than 20 gardens and allotments. It includes live music, refreshments, gardening experts on hand to give advice, a roaming magician and a hedgehog hospital display. There are historical exhibitions in the church and Jubilee Hall, plus a working model railway display, various stalls, and vintage and classic cars. Details on 07754 892842.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have an eight mile guided walk around Bunny and Bradmore on Monday, 28 May. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07787 128 040.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular evening walk around Woodhouse Eaves on Wednesday, 30 May. They’re meeting at The Wheatsheaf, Woodhouse Eaves, ready to set out at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a nine mile guided walk around Burton Joyce, Gunthorpe, Hoveringham and Caythorpe on Thursday, 31 May. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07816 534 748 or 07821 197 804.
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There’s a book sale at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 31 May from 10.30 am until 2 pm. A wide selection of books will be on sale at 50p and coffee and cakes will be available. There’s also a sale of hand-made craft items in aid of the Wells For Africa Appeal.
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The Bingham Musical Fortnight takes place at the Methodist Centre in Needham Street from Friday, 1 June until Saturday 16 June with a a concert, recital, film, dance display or other music-based activity each day. There's no entry fee but donations towards the costs of running the events will be appreciated and profits will go to the Rosie May Foundation.
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Aslockton Food and Drink Fair is on Saturday, 2 June from 10 am until 4 pm.
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The Muso Jumble Sale takes place at Manor Farm, Brookside in Rearsby on Saturday and Sunday, 2-3 June from 10 am until 4 pm. It will feature musical instruments and accessories, amplifiers, studio equipment, records and memorabilia. For information phone 07703 648007.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Hungarton, Leicestershire, on Sunday, 3 June. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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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 Helping Hands Hedghog Project is holding Help A Hedgehog Day on Sunday, 3 June from 11 am until 4 pm at 5 Barkby Road, Queniborough. There will be stalls, a raffle, tombola and teas.
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The Women’s And Juniors CICLE Classic 110 Km races take place on Sunday, 3 June, starting and finishing in Melton Town Centre – juniors start at 9.30 am, finishing around 12.30 pm. Women start at 4 pm, finishing around 5.15 pm. Details on 01572 787726 or 07979 856262 or see www.cicleclassic.co.uk
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The gardens of 5 Burton Lane in Whatton-on-the-Vale are open on Sunday, 3 June from 1.30 until 5 pm. Admission is £3.50, accompanied children go in free. Proceeds will go to the Proceeds will go to the National Gardens Scheme which supports nine national charities. Details on
www.ngs.org.uk

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The Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club is holding an afternoon tea in the gardens of Sedum House, Church Street in Granby on Sunday, 3 June. There's fun for all the family with a bouncy castle, games and stalls. Tea and cakes are £5 per person, £1 for children. Proceeds will go to the Rotary international campaign to wipe out polio.
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer series of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. The Melton Band will perform at the opening concert on Sunday, 3 June from 2.45 pm. Some seating is available but you can bring your own and refreshments will be on sale. Future dates: 10 June - Ibstock Brick Brass Band - 17 June - Syston Band; 24 June - Rutland Concert Band; 1 July - Wigston Band; 8 July - Stamford Stompers; 15 July - Harborough Band; 22 July - Kibworth Band; 29 July - Croft Silver Band; 5 August - Ratby Midland Band; 12 August - Nottingham Concert Band; 19 August - Enderby Band; 26 August - Springfield Jazz Ensemble Quartet.
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A coffee morning in memory of June Roper takes place at the Hamilton Tennis Club in Melton on Friday, 8 June. Proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Bingham Town Fair is on Saturday, 9 June from 10 am until 5 pm. There will be family fun with live entertainment, stalls, a fun fair, dancing and refreshments.
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The Stapleford Miniature Railway open weekend is on Saturday and Sunday, 9-10 June from 10 am. As well as the railway itself, there will be traction engines, fairground organs, vintage vehicles, trade stands and an old time fairground. For entry prices and full details see
www.fsmr.org.uk or phone Melton 851614.
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The Mosaic Octet present a summer concert at Long Clawson Parish Church on Friday, 15 June at 7.30 pm. For tickets phone 07866 099850. Proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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The Friends of St Catherine's (FOSC) at Houghton-on-the-Hill are holding a tabletop sale at the village hall on Saturday, 23 June. Money raised will go towards the upkeep of the church building.
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Paint The Town Red is a family event taking place in Melton Town Centre on Sunday, 24 June from 10 am until 4 pm. Attractions include a fun dog show, a children’s art competition, a classic car display, birds of prey, arts and crafts, a climbing wall and street entertainment. Full details on
www.paintthetownredmelton.com
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The midsummer music festival and vintage and classic car meet takes place in Melton town centre on Friday, 29 June from 12 noon until dusk. Admission is free and food and drink will be on sale. Details on Melton 480234.
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The Hosenbury family-friendly music festival is at Hose on Friday to Sunday 6-8 July with tribute acts and local bands. There's food and drink, and camping facilities and family entertainments. Details on 01949 861814,  01949 861383 or 07817 208 746.
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The Melton Space community workshop at the Melton Country Park Café has open days on Sunday, 8 July; 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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The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show is at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July. For details see
www.rempstonesteam.org
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St Mary and All Saints Church in Bingham is inviting artists and budding artists to display their work at an open exhibition on 21 and 22 July (Saturday 10 am to 6pm and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm). Entry forms are available in the church or by phoning 07718 084392.
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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 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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The Radcliffe-on-Trent Village Show will take place in and around the Grange Hall on Sunday, 9 September.
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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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