Calendar

Oct
17
Thu
Ear Foundation Walk-in Clinic @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Do you wear an NHS hearing aid?

If so, why not go along to this FREE walk-in hearing aid clinic?  It’s in St Peter’s Rooms between 11.30am and 12.30pm on the third Thursday of each monthNo appointment is needed.

At the Drop In Clinics they provide:
Batteries
Re-tubing of hearing aids
Support
Advice
Signposting to other services
Rehabilitation

To read more about Ear Foundation please click HERE.

‘Ruddington Rhythm’ Music Night @ The Cottage Hotel
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ruddington Rhythm is a free, fun and friendly music night, on the 3rd Thursday of every month, at Ruddington’s Cottage Hotel.

It’s organised by singer and guitarist Ron McSweeney. The mixture of performers comes with a mixture of styles: pop, folk, country, easy listening, Americana, blues, and a mixture of instruments: guitars, fiddles, accordions, ukuleles…

It’s all very friendly and welcoming to new audience members and performers alike and it’s free to attend, apart from asking you to buy a drink – perhaps the odd glass of wine, or a pint or two? (If you fancy treating yourself then remember that NCT’s Green 10 bus stops right outside!)

The event runs from 8.00pm until 11.00pm.

You can read about the history of this monthly Ruddington acoustic music night >>HERE<<.

The Cottage Hotel
Oct
18
Fri
Ruddington Business Partnership @ The Next Episode
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Ruddington Business Partnership @ The Next Episode | United Kingdom

Ruddington Business Partnership is a networking event for local business and trades people.  You can join in from 8am-9am every 3rd Friday of the month at its new autumn 2019 venue The Next Episode on Dutton’s Hill.

If possible, you’re asked to indicate you’ll be attending via Eventbrite >>HERE<< – but you can just turn up.

This is a FREE event, however networkers are kindly asked to buy a tea or coffee whilst at the venue, please.

Plenty of parking is available down the road at the sister venue The Ruddington Arms – or catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 bus to Ruddington.

 

Knit & Natter @ Ruddington Library
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This new ‘Knit & Natter’ group runs on the third Friday of each month, from 10.30am to 11.30am at Ruddington Library. ALL crafters are welcome.

It’s an opportunity for craftspeople to get together to knit, crochet, chat, share skills – or simply admire them! There’s no need to book – you can just drop in and meet other friendly crafters.

It’s FREE to attend AND you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit for just 50p.

You can be reminded about these sessions, and lots of other what’s ons in Ruddington, by keeping an eye on our Events Calendar and following the RUDDINGTON.info Twitter feed.

 

Oct
19
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Parkrun is a weekly 5km run – you against the clock – every Saturday at 9:00am.

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Education Centre, Country Park
Education Centre, Country Park

Rushcliffe parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Oct 19 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services will be hauled by Heritage Steam – operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) on the Blue Timetable with 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 departures.

All GCRN facilities will be open including Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and the Gift Shop.

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington’s village centre and Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GRC(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

Class J94 Hunslet 0-6-0 Austerity No. 68067 is hauling GCRN’s steam services for 2019

 

Oct
20
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun is a 2K run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you’re not a junior why not take part in the weekly Saturday Parkrun event instead?

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Green 10C direct on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you’re a Ruddington resident why not walk up to the park then treat the kids to a double-decker bus ride back home via NCT’s Green 10C service?

If you do have to drive, organisers ask you to consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Rushcliffe Junior parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers.  If you’re an adult willing to help please email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Tea, Coffee & Cake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tea, Coffee & home made Cakes are served from 9am to 3pm in the Education Room, which is next to the lake in Rushcliffe Country Park. It’s a fortnightly fundraiser by The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

Organisers say: “The volunteer bakers and servers are happy to serve you. Being such a popular cafe we would welcome any cake bakers, expenses paid, or any help with serving on cafe open days.”

You can catch NCT’s Green 10C service all the way to our Country Park on Sundays.

The Friends’ Cafe

 

Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Oct 20 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services will be hauled by Heritage Steam – operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) on the Blue Timetable with 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 departures.

All GCRN facilities will be open including Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and the Gift Shop.

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington’s village centre and Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GRC(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

Class J94 Hunslet 0-6-0 Austerity No. 68067 is hauling GCRN’s steam services for 2019

 

Oct
21
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This creative village group usually meets on the first and third Mondays of the month (except in August and around public holidays) from 10am to 12 noon in St Peter’s Rooms.

A ‘parchment card’ made by Ruddington Craft Group

Each meeting has a different theme – see below. Please contact Christine Gibson on 07967 245 308 if you’d like to go along.

2019 Dates

7th January
Brooches.

21st January
Felt Making.

4th February
Pompoms.

18th February
Stencilling.

4th March
Waterfall Cards

18th March
Easter Crafts

1st April
Parchment Cards

15th April
Iris Folding Easter Cards

13th May
Handbags

20th May
Mixed crafts

3rd June
Easel cards

17th June
Mixed crafts

1st July
Memory Plaques

15th July
A-Line Cards

16th September
Flower Soft

7th October
Mixed Crafts

21st October
Mixed Crafts

The £3.50 cost is to cover tuition, materials and refreshments. Newcomers are welcome to go and learn a craft. Experience or expertise are not essential…

Ruddington & District U3A Meeting @ Methodist Church
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

U3A is short for The University of the Third Age – set up for retired and semi-retired people to share learning, fun and friendship by suggesting and arranging locally based interest groups.

The Ruddington & District Branch was formed in 2018.

Meetings on the third Monday afternoon of each month consist of a speaker, interest group updates and refreshments:-

SPEAKERS FOR 2019

January 21st
Rosemary Gibson –  ‘The Grantham Canal’

February 18th
John Whitfield – ‘The Kennedys’

March 18th
Howard Broughton – ‘Preservation of Barn Owls’

April 15th
‘Bess of Hardwick’ by Rosemary Gibson

May 20th
‘The Story of Lavender’ by Graham Hayes

June 17th
‘Lowdham Grange and the Prison Service’ by Geoff Parkinson.

July 15th
Bob Massey talks about ‘Nottingham on Sea’ – a sketch history of the town of Skegness from its earliest beginnings.

19th August
Carol Williams – “Ancestors, Dragons & Chopsticks”

16th September
Speaker TBC – “Green’s Mill”

21st October
Bob Reed – “We need to talk about toilets”

18th November
Lesley Taylor – “Lesley talks Rubbish”

16th December
John Todd – “Problems of the N.H.S.”

Each meeting also gives time for notices, reports, discussion, questions and socialising. Please take your membership card.

For further details or information on how to join please email rudd_u3a@yahoo.com.

 

Oct
23
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am

Rushcliffe Country Park “Move And Mingle” events are part of Rushcliffe Health Walks.

These are a guided health walks every Wednesday at 10.30am, starting at the education centre in the Country Park. The route varies from week to week around the park, usually no longer than 2 miles. The walk leader will adapt the route to suit the walkers – with a choice of walks to match your fitness and level of ability: a 30 minute shorter walk around the lake: or a longer walk of up to an hour.

ALSO: Friends of RCP coffee mornings take place from 10am until 12.00 noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. So you’re invited to “Linger By The Lake” for refreshments after the walk on these days.

Oct
24
Thu
Griswold Gang – Hallowe’en Crafts @ Chapel Art Gallery
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Be part of the Griswold Gang to make something scary for Hallowe’en!

The Griswold Gang is the museum’s very own school holiday club. It’s open to children of all ages and offers a range of textile and craft-based activities in the Chapel Art Gallery.

During this session you can enjoy a range of Halloween-themed activities to keep you in a spooky mood! Simpler activities, such as colouring-in, are available for for the little ones.

Information for parents and carers

  • Entry to the Griswold Gang is FREE but a donation of £1 per child would help towards the cost of materials.
  • There’s no need to book – you can just turn up on the day.
  • Refreshments including tea, coffee, squash and cakes are available to buy.
  • Children must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 buses will take you to Chapel Street
Oct
25
Fri
3D Printing Workshop @ Framework Knitters' Museum
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Have you heard of 3D printing but sure what it is? Would you like to learn more and see a 3D printer working?

You’re invited along to a friendly drop-in workshop anytime between 11am and 2pm to find out more.

Richard Tailby will show you how 3D modeling software can create objects from scratch. He will also have prints he has made relating to museum collections and explore what the museum might do in the future with its collections.

Rick Tailby

His workshop is included with these usual Museum admission fees:
Adults: £5
Concessions: £4
Family ticket (2 adults, up to 3 children): £12
16 and under: £2
5 and under: Free

Why not make it part of an NCT Buses’ #RuddyGoodDayOut? Catch their Navy 3 or Green 10 to Chapel St.

Oct
26
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Parkrun is a weekly 5km run – you against the clock – every Saturday at 9:00am.

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Education Centre, Country Park
Education Centre, Country Park

Rushcliffe parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Oct
27
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun is a 2K run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you’re not a junior why not take part in the weekly Saturday Parkrun event instead?

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Green 10C direct on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you’re a Ruddington resident why not walk up to the park then treat the kids to a double-decker bus ride back home via NCT’s Green 10C service?

If you do have to drive, organisers ask you to consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Rushcliffe Junior parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers.  If you’re an adult willing to help please email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Musical Afternoon featuring O’hAnleigh @ Framework Knitters' Museum
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

You’re invited for a very special autumn Sunday afternoon opening at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum which will include music from the age of industry and gaslight!

The performance by O’hAnleigh, at 3pm in the Old Chapel, will include their own ballad about the invention of the knitting frame, “William Lee’s Amazing Knitting Machine”!

O’hAnleigh are Tom Hanley, Becca Hanley, Matt Bean and Cindy Hill, who play “Irish-American Music that hits home all over the world”. They aim to bring the traditions of Irish immigrant culture to life with musical performances including “toe-tapping sing-along pub favorites, haunting ballads, sizzling fiddle tunes, and original songs based on Irish legends”.

*The £6 entry cost on the door – or just £15 for a family – will give you access to the whole museum for the afternoon as well as the chance to go and listen to the music and have a chat.

Oct
30
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am

Rushcliffe Country Park “Move And Mingle” events are part of Rushcliffe Health Walks.

These are a guided health walks every Wednesday at 10.30am, starting at the education centre in the Country Park. The route varies from week to week around the park, usually no longer than 2 miles. The walk leader will adapt the route to suit the walkers – with a choice of walks to match your fitness and level of ability: a 30 minute shorter walk around the lake: or a longer walk of up to an hour.

ALSO: Friends of RCP coffee mornings take place from 10am until 12.00 noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. So you’re invited to “Linger By The Lake” for refreshments after the walk on these days.

Ruddington Gardeners’ Association @ The Hermitage,
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

Ruddington Gardeners’ Association was originally established in 1934 to promote and encourage the interests and activities of all those who enjoy gardening. Whether you already have an allotment, a garden at home or a simple window box, the Association has something of interest to offer you.

All meetings are Wednesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

2019 Meetings & Events

30th January
“Introduction to Bonsai” with Corin Tomlinson of Greenwood Bonsai Studio, Nottingham.

27th February
Annual General Meeting followed by a “cheese-themed” social evening.

27th March
“Bombs to Butterflies: Rushcliffe Country Park” with Jean Gray from Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

24th April
Jo Bennison (Bennison Peonies, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire) “Peonies”

29th May
Rod Weston (Master Composter, Hugglescote, Leicester) “Garden and Allotment Composting”

26th June
Alan Clements (Cascades Gardens, Bonsall, Derbyshire) “From Jungle to Paradise”

25th September
Christopher Terrell-Nield (Nottingham Trent University) “Bunny Old Wood: Its History and Flora”

30th October
Tracey Beaty (Medical Herbalist, Oak Leaf Herbal Clinic, Loughborough) “Save Your Weeds”

27th November
“RGA Members’ Forum”

Annual Membership: £5 plus £2 per meeting; Visitors: £3 per meeting

Hermitage-exterior
The Hermitage

Complimentary refreshments at all meetings.
Please ring 0115 9841687 for further details.

Nov
2
Sat
Ruddington Village Market @ White Horse Inn, Marquee, Courtyard & Car Park
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ruddington’s Village Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month at The White Horse Inn. It’s an initiative jointly run by the pub alongside volunteers from The Ruddington Village Centre Partnership.

Each month around two dozen stalls are set up in and around the popular Church Street pub – offering a variety of goods, produce, plants, confectionery, quality crafts and provisions to take away. These are run by both existing village retailers and popular market traders from across the region. The selection of stalls changes each month, so there are always some surprises. There’s also a stand from a chosen local charity plus refreshments and occasional live performances by local musicians and singers.

To find out who’ll be at the market THIS month please click >>HERE<<.

Since it was launched in February 2019, Ruddington Village Market has generally been well supported each month, even in the rain, however organisers hope residents and visitors alike will keep on coming and spreading the word, to enable it to continue to grow and thrive, and so remain a permanent fixture. Read more >>HERE<<.

Whilst you’re in Ruddington do make sure to browse around our many independent village centre shops, cafés and pubs, too – AND check out all the deals and discounts available with your FREE “Ruddy Good Loyalty Card” >>HERE<<.

The Old Bakehouse Tearoom just around the corner from the market on Church Street is one of those retailers offering anyone who shows their Ruddington Loyalty Card a different special deal each month. Lesley and her team would love to welcome you!

Please tell all your friends to come along on the first Saturday of every month (except January) between 9am and 12.30pm. You and they can leave your cars at home because Nottingham City Transport‘s Navy 3 and Green 10 buses, both stop right outside The White Horse.

If you’re a market trader wishing to book a stall here in the future, please click >>HERE<<.

You can read all about the background to Ruddington’s monthly market >>HERE<<.

Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Parkrun is a weekly 5km run – you against the clock – every Saturday at 9:00am.

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Education Centre, Country Park
Education Centre, Country Park

Rushcliffe parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Nov
3
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun is a 2K run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you’re not a junior why not take part in the weekly Saturday Parkrun event instead?

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Green 10C direct on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you’re a Ruddington resident why not walk up to the park then treat the kids to a double-decker bus ride back home via NCT’s Green 10C service?

If you do have to drive, organisers ask you to consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Rushcliffe Junior parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers.  If you’re an adult willing to help please email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Tea, Coffee & Cake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tea, Coffee & home made Cakes are served from 9am to 3pm in the Education Room, which is next to the lake in Rushcliffe Country Park. It’s a fortnightly fundraiser by The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

Organisers say: “The volunteer bakers and servers are happy to serve you. Being such a popular cafe we would welcome any cake bakers, expenses paid, or any help with serving on cafe open days.”

You can catch NCT’s Green 10C service all the way to our Country Park on Sundays.

The Friends’ Cafe

 

New Style Café Church @ St Peter's Church
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:50 am

On the first Sunday of every month a New Style Café Church takes place at St Peter’s Church from 9.30am until 10.50am. For those wishing to stay longer, this is followed by Holy Communion.

Organiser Debbie King told us: “We aim to provide something for everyone, from pre-school, through schools, teens, students, families, parents, grandparents, all ages and backgrounds! For those wanting activity on a Sunday morning, there is drama, music, art, crafts, and discussion groups. Also, a quieter area for reflection, space to think, pray, even prayed for.”

If you’re alone, lonely, or at a loose end on a Sunday morning, you’re encouraged to go along and join in – and so perhaps discover others in a similar position. “If new to the village – come to meet people from the local community, find out about our church community in the village and the things we do. If a busy professional or someone curious with questions – check us out, join a discussion!”

Central to the Café Church idea is a short talk on a Bible related topic incorporating film clips or sketches, a time of discussion and questions. “Find out how God and the Bible can help us in our everyday life – not just a topic that’s far out there, not relevant to us – discover that God is someone whom we can meet, and the Bible, a book we can learn from, even integrate into our lives” says Debbie.

All this, alongside coffee, Danish pastries and some good company will hopefully tempt you along to the informal atmosphere of this monthly Café Church at St Peter’s.

Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group @ Depart from The Green
Nov 3 @ 2:15 pm

A FREE, monthly walking event with the Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group.

2019 Guided Walks

SUN 6th JAN: “Grantham Canal: Towpath from Gamston & return” *

SUN 3rd FEB: “Nottingham Castle to Old Lenton” *

SUN 3rd MAR: “East Leake Circular Via West Leake” *

SUN 7th APR: “Prestwold to Burton on the Wolds” *

SUN 5th MAY: “Ruddington Moor to Gotham and return”

SUN 2nd JUN: “Old Dalby Circular Via Grimston” * §

SUN 7th JUL: “Barton to Thrumpton and Return” *

SUN 4th AUG: “Keyworth Circular Via Widmerpool” *

SUN 1st SEP: “Hickling to Kinoulton including Vimy Ridge” * §

SUN 6th OCT: “Clifton Village to Trent Lock” *

SUN 3rd NOV: “Wymeswold Circular” *

SUN 1st DEC: “Colston Bassett to Langar and Return”*

2020 Guided Walks

SUN 5th JAN: “The Embankment” *

*  Travel to start of walk by car
§  Longer walk with steep climbs

For all walks, meet on The Green ready to depart at 2.15pm.

Further dates TBA…

Please note:  During adverse weather you are advised to ensure the walk is going ahead by calling Gavin on 07866 790642. He will be able to confirm – along with any proposed changes to the walk’s schedule.

The Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group walk together in different locations on the first Sunday of each month. Please check back for future walks.

You can catch NCT Buses’ Green 10 to the starting point on Ruddington Green.

Nov
4
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This creative village group usually meets on the first and third Mondays of the month (except in August and around public holidays) from 10am to 12 noon in St Peter’s Rooms.

A ‘parchment card’ made by Ruddington Craft Group

Each meeting has a different theme – see below. Please contact Christine Gibson on 07967 245 308 if you’d like to go along.

2019 Dates

7th January
Brooches.

21st January
Felt Making.

4th February
Pompoms.

18th February
Stencilling.

4th March
Waterfall Cards

18th March
Easter Crafts

1st April
Parchment Cards

15th April
Iris Folding Easter Cards

13th May
Handbags

20th May
Mixed crafts

3rd June
Easel cards

17th June
Mixed crafts

1st July
Memory Plaques

15th July
A-Line Cards

16th September
Flower Soft

7th October
Mixed Crafts

21st October
Mixed Crafts

The £3.50 cost is to cover tuition, materials and refreshments. Newcomers are welcome to go and learn a craft. Experience or expertise are not essential…

Nov
5
Tue
Ruddington Women’s Fellowship @ The Methodist Church
Nov 5 @ 2:30 pm
Ruddington Women's Fellowship @ The Methodist Church | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

Meetings and talks are in Ruddington Methodist Church Schoolroom, usually on two Tuesdays each month, from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

Please telephone Mrs Jean Brockelsby on 0115-9989-638 or Marilyn Hicks on 0115-921-3112 for more information.

2019 Guest Speakers/Events:

15th January  – (12noon – please note time!) New Year Celebrations – Fish & Chip Lunch with Ruddington Methodist Church Men’s Fellowship

5th February – Lace Market Theatre, Lorna McCulloch

18th February – Nottingham Street Pastors

5th March – A concert by lyrical soNGbirds

19th March –  A talk by BBC Radio Nottingham Breakfast co-presenter Sarah Julian

2nd April – Zoe Parton from Ruddington’s Honeycomb Christian Charity Shop

16th April – Former Ruddington Methodist Minister Mike Lees gives his “Thoughts for Easter”

7th May – Faith Tea and natter

21st May – Annual General Meeting plus “Cake & Poems”

17th Sep – John Mellor talks on “Working with Special Needs”

1st Oct – Notts Police talk on “Community Engagement”

15th Oct – “Search & Rescue” with Mike Hall

Nov
6
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits are served from 10am to 12.30pm in the Education Room, which is next to the lake in Rushcliffe Country Park. It’s a fortnightly fundraiser by The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

Organisers say: “You can enjoy our lovely park and also a cuppa and a chat!” They add: “Being such a popular cafe we would welcome any cake bakers, expenses paid, or any help with serving on cafe open days.”

Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am

Rushcliffe Country Park “Move And Mingle” events are part of Rushcliffe Health Walks.

These are a guided health walks every Wednesday at 10.30am, starting at the education centre in the Country Park. The route varies from week to week around the park, usually no longer than 2 miles. The walk leader will adapt the route to suit the walkers – with a choice of walks to match your fitness and level of ability: a 30 minute shorter walk around the lake: or a longer walk of up to an hour.

ALSO: Friends of RCP coffee mornings take place from 10am until 12.00 noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. So you’re invited to “Linger By The Lake” for refreshments after the walk on these days.

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Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Parkrun is a weekly 5km run – you against the clock – every Saturday at 9:00am.

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Education Centre, Country Park
Education Centre, Country Park

Rushcliffe parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Ruddington Councillors’ Surgery @ St Peter's Rooms
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ruddington Councillors' Surgery @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This is your monthly opportunity to go along and speak with your County and Borough Councillors about local issues. No appointment is necessary.

A Ruddington Parish Parish Councillor will also usually be present and, whenever possible, a representative from Rushcliffe Police. Please check the force’s social media before attending, to make sure, should you wish to raise policing concerns.