Calendar

Sep
23
Mon
Mother & Baby Advice & Support Group @ Ruddington Arms
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are YOU a new mum? Former midwife Olivia Swift invites you along to her new course of weekly sessions in Ruddington, especially for mothers with babies up to six months old.

They’re taking place at The Ruddington Arms between 11am and 12.30pm each Monday from September 9th 2019 onwards.

Olivia says: “I offer professional, affordable, friendly support and education. From infant feeding and baby care, to individual breastfeeding support, we have all your parenting needs covered.”

She adds: “Classes are held within cosy establishments where babies and breastfeeding are welcomed. They’re a great way to meet other mums and share experiences in the local area, within an informal and sociable setting.”

Topics covered will include:

  • Sleep cycles and routine
  • Breastfeeding: positioning
  • Baby first aid
  • Dealing with a reluctant feeder
  • Common problems with newborns
  • Responsive bottle feeding

For your FREE introductory session please call Olivia on 07722 921660 or email enquiries@lotusmaternity.co.uk.

The weekly sessions are held in The Ruddington Arms

 

Sep
24
Tue
Exercise Mindfulness 8 Week Course @ Framework Knitters' Museum Chapel Art Gallery
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

These 8 weekly sessions are orientated towards improving overall health and well-being for adults.

The course is aimed at:-

  • Anyone with an interest in exploring meditation and wanting to gain an awareness of the patterns of their own mind
  • Anyone who is curious about how we can use mindfulness and meditation skills within daily life to manage stress, anxiety or mood
  • Anyone who wishes to cultivate skills towards thriving in your health and fitness, hobbies, home, work and family life.

Jakki says: “The real meditation is how you live your life. Appreciate the small things, live in the moment. Come away with ‘tools’ to deal better with life’s difficult moments. React less to situations and respond more calmly. Give time for yourself and embrace self-awareness to give more control of emotions and deal with stressful situations in a new & different way.”

The sessions are also designed for those who wish to find greater contentment, self-compassion happiness and appreciation. No previous experience of mindfulness or meditation is required. “The course is aimed at complete beginners to offer a clear and enlightening introduction to mindfulness. For those with experience, it provides a refresher and an opportunity to deepen practice” explains Jakki.

You can read more >>HERE<< and get further information before signing up >>HERE<<.

Also, apart from the opportunity to experience mindfulness, you can now learn mindfulness skills through NEW one-to-one coaching, as Jakki is listed with the UK Mindfulness Network and Be Mindful, from the Mental Health Foundation. Please contact her here >>HERE<<.

 

Sep
25
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Sep 25 @ 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,
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
30
Mon
Mother & Baby Advice & Support Group @ Ruddington Arms
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are YOU a new mum? Former midwife Olivia Swift invites you along to her new course of weekly sessions in Ruddington, especially for mothers with babies up to six months old.

They’re taking place at The Ruddington Arms between 11am and 12.30pm each Monday from September 9th 2019 onwards.

Olivia says: “I offer professional, affordable, friendly support and education. From infant feeding and baby care, to individual breastfeeding support, we have all your parenting needs covered.”

She adds: “Classes are held within cosy establishments where babies and breastfeeding are welcomed. They’re a great way to meet other mums and share experiences in the local area, within an informal and sociable setting.”

Topics covered will include:

  • Sleep cycles and routine
  • Breastfeeding: positioning
  • Baby first aid
  • Dealing with a reluctant feeder
  • Common problems with newborns
  • Responsive bottle feeding

For your FREE introductory session please call Olivia on 07722 921660 or email enquiries@lotusmaternity.co.uk.

The weekly sessions are held in The Ruddington Arms

 

Oct
1
Tue
Ruddington Women’s Fellowship @ The Methodist Church
Oct 1 @ 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

Ruddington Village Traders’ Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ruddington Village Centre Partnership is encouraging all village centre retailers to come along to these monthly meetings and have their say about initiatives to encourage visitors and residents to shop and use facilities in our village.

There’ll be information and updates about the monthly Ruddington Village Market and the Ruddy Good Loyalty Card Scheme – also for those local businesses which are not already involved but might like to be.

  • What do you like and what don’t you like about RVCP’s initiatives so far?
  • What could RVCP be doing better to promote our village?
  • How could RVCP engage more effectively with traders and customers?
  • How can village businesses better support and help one another?

If you’re a Ruddington retailer you are urged to turn up or send a representative, if you possibly can, to help shape future plans.

Please email RVCP on RuddVillageCP@outlook.com in good time if you’d like to be sent the Agenda for this meeting – and perhaps add something to it yourself?


Oct
2
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 2 @ 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
5
Sat
Ruddington Village Market @ White Horse Inn, Marquee, Courtyard & Car Park
Oct 5 @ 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<<.

Oct
6
Sun
New Style Café Church @ St Peter's Church
Oct 6 @ 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.

Oct
7
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 7 @ 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…

Oct
8
Tue
Scrabble @ Ruddington Library
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s your monthly opportunity to get together with others to play Scrabble at the recently refurbished Ruddington Library.

All abilities are welcome.

Oct
9
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 9 @ 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 Women’s Institute @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 9 @ 7:15 pm

Ruddington Women’s Institute are a friendly bunch and would love you to go along to meet them in person. They promise you a warm welcome and there will be no pressure to join when you visit. “Try before you buy!” If the WI suits you then you will be encouraged to join.

2019 DATES:

Wednesday 9th January
A talk on Ruddington’s “Mustard Seed Project” for Uganda

Wednesday 13th February
“Behind the Bookshelves” – The story of Bromley House Library – by Melanie Duffill-Jess.

Wednesday 13th March
“150 Years of Primary Education” – by Michael Dix.

Wednesday 10th April
“Annual Meeting” – Choose the team to run your W.I.

Wednesday 8th May
“Resolution Meeting” – Make your voice count!

Wednesday 12th June
“Colours of Bangladesh”

Wednesday 10th July
‘From Bee to You’ – A year in the honey bee hive – by Alec Thompson

Wednesday 14th August
‘Creating Joy From Paper’ by Sarah Manton

Wednesday 11th September
‘Harvest Supper’ – A Taste of Autumn

Further dates for 2019 TBA.

Oct
12
Sat
Ruddington Councillors’ Surgery @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 12 @ 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.

Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group @ Education Centre
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are you 8 to 13 years old? Interested in nature exploration and discovery, games and practical activities with other young people?

Then go and join in the fun!

Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group usually get together on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 11.00am to 1.00pm, whatever the weather. Please meet up at the Education Room in Rushcliffe Country Park.

2019 Events

Sat 14th Jan – ‘Something to Crow About?
Discover the secret world of our corvids. Ever wondered where Magpies stash their treasure?Prepare to be Choughed.

Sat 9th Feb – ‘Nature’s Abundance’
How do humans benefit from nature’s stores? Be amazed by where our everyday foods and textiles come from.

Sat 9th Mar – Provisional activity – ‘Science in the Park’
Suggest you join us at Wollaton Park from 11:00 am until 4:00pm. Your feedback on this proposal would be welcomed.

Sat 13th Apr – ‘Park Homes for Rent’
Design a creature comfort, furnish a ‘des res’ for a bug, view where an upwardly mobile pair of swans might choose to live.

Sat 11th May – ‘Plants in the Park’
Discover the secret world of plants in our park. Ever wondered what makes a plant wild? When is a weed a flower?

Sat 8th Jun – ‘Dipping Deeply’
See what’s lurking below the surface in the park’s ponds. Come face to face with scary monsters. It’s part of NWT’s “30 Days Wild”.

Sat 13th Jul – ‘Buzzy Bees’
This one will be a hive of activity! Join them for a Waggle Dance. See these vital pollinators creating a buzz around our Country Park.

Sat 14th September – ‘Terrific Trees’
Go and join their tree Identity Parade. Who’s bark is worse than their bite? Press a leaf, hug a trunk or nobble a nut. Fun for tree lovers.

Sat 12th October – ‘Nature’s Nosh’
Go and find out what our wild friends eat.. Who prefers slug to a nut , or worm to a weevil? Fun and games in Ladybird Wood.

Sat 9th November – ‘Bashful Badgers’
Meet Brock and his family. Enjoy some badger cuisine and fine dining. Find out what Brock’s relations do and where they live.

Sat 14th December – ‘Celebrating 2019 – Extravaganza Party’
Who has a change of clothes or holidays? Who visits? What happens abroad? Party games, food, fun – what more could you wish for?

Members and non-members are welcome. Under-8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please go dressed for the weather!

Oct
15
Tue
Ruddington Women’s Fellowship @ The Methodist Church
Oct 15 @ 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

Oct
16
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 16 @ 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
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
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
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<<.

Nov
3
Sun
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.

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
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.

Nov
9
Sat
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.