Events Calendar

Nov
15
Fri
Ruddington Business Partnership @ The Next Episode
Nov 15 @ 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
Nov 15 @ 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.

 

Nov
16
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 16 @ 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.

An Evening of British Music with The Boots Orchestra @ St Peter's Church
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm

This Ruddington fundraising concert for Nottingham Hospitals Radio (NHR) is a feast of great classical music by Elgar, Sullivan, Vaughan Williams and other British composers performed by the The Boots Orchestra.

THE PROGRAMME:

Edward Elgar

(1857-1934)                Bavarian Dances

  1. Sonnenbichl (The Dance)
  2. In Hammersbach  (Lullaby) 
  3. Ben Murnau  (The Marksman)

 

Gaze Cooper

(1895-1981)                 Little Suite

  1. Largetto
  2. Fuga
  3. Menuetto
  4. Passacaglia

 

Alexander Mackenzie

(1847-1935)                 Benedictus

 

Arthur Sullivan

(1842-1900)                 Selection from Haddon Hall

 

I  N T  E  R V  A  L

Vaughan Williams

(1872-1958)                 English Folk Songs Suite

  1.  Seventeen Come Sunday
  2.  My Bonny Boy
  3. Folk Songs from Somerset

 

HaydnWood

(1882-1959)                  Manx Countryside Sketches

  1.   A Manx Pastoral Scene
  2.   A Manx Country Dance

 

Montague Ewing                  An Irish Picnic

(1890-1957)

 

John Ansell               Overture – “Plymouth Hoe”

(1874-1948)

Please see the header for advance ticket details. There may also be some tickets available on the door at St Peter’s Church, subject to availability.

ABOUT NHR:

Founded in 1974, Nottingham Hospitals’ Radio is an award-winning registered charity that broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to patients in the QMC and City Hospital, providing relief and entertainment through a variety of music, conversation, specialist programming and live sport. Run entirely by volunteers, it is self-funded and rely on donations and fundraising events to maintain a high quality, caring service – which includes visiting patients on the wards to collect requests, have a chat – and hopefully raise spirits!

If you would like to find out more about NHR, make a donation, or even become a member, you can contact them at www.nhradio.org.uk.

Nov
17
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 17 @ 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 17 @ 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

 

Nov
18
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Nov 18 @ 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
Stamping

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
Nov 18 @ 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.

 

Nov
19
Tue
Ruddington Women’s Fellowship @ The Methodist Church
Nov 19 @ 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 Parish Council Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

This meeting of Parish Councillors is being held in St Peter’s Rooms starting at 7.30pm. Villagers are welcome to attend.

RPC says: “You can raise your views on any items on the agenda.”

You can access forthcoming council meeting agendas HERE.

Nov
20
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Nov 20 @ 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 20 @ 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
21
Thu
Ear Foundation Walk-in Clinic @ St Peter's Rooms
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 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!) There’s also a raffle each month, if you’re feeling lucky?

‘Ruddington Rhythm’ runs from 8.00pm until 11.00pm.

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

The Cottage Hotel
Nov
22
Fri
Ruddington Comedy Club – FULLY BOOKED! @ The Cottage Hotel
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ruddington Comedy Club is a new and fun night at The Cottage Hotel – which is planned to become a regular fixture now it’s evident there is sufficient demand for it!

The Ruddington venue is working in association with Funhouse Comedy to bring top notch comedians to the popular out-of-town venue – meaning no struggling to find a parking space for visitors and an event villagers can walk to.

*** This first ‘Ruddington Comedy Club’ night is already completely SOLD OUT although you can ask to be put on a waiting list for any returns. ***

However, because there has been so much interest following the RUDDINGTON.info promotion, Sue confirms there will definitely now be another one at The Cottage Hotel which has already been organised for Friday 28th February 2020.  You can register your interest straight away but, to avoid any potential confusion, seats for it will not go on sale until Friday 22nd November.

Info about the debut event…

There will be three comedy acts plus a compère. On the bill for this debut Ruddington Comedy Club show will be Tanyalee Davis (from Live at The Apollo & The John Bishop Show) and Howard Read (as seen on The Royal Variety Performance) plus stand-up and magic from Alan Hudson (as seen on Penn & Teller Fool Us). The host is event organiser and Nottingham comedy stalwart Spiky Mike.

Freshly prepared hot food will be available and doors open at 7pm to allow time for those who want to eat to do so. The show then starts at 8:15pm. If you fancy treating yourself to a few drinks too, remember that NCT’s Green 10 bus stops right outside The Cottage Hotel!

You can read more about the new Ruddington Comedy Club >>HERE<<.

An appreciative audience at The Cottage Hotel during one of their regular live music nights.
Nov
23
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 23 @ 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
24
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 24 @ 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.

Nov
27
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Nov 27 @ 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,
Nov 27 @ 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
30
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 30 @ 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.

Police Beat Surgery @ Ruddington Library
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Rushcliffe Police are holding a morning surgery at Ruddington Library to provide advice or discuss any police related local issues.

One of the local beat team will be attending from 09.30am to 10.30am. Further surgeries will be held on various other days and times in the future and will be advertised a few days before the event.

At other times if you see an officer Rushcliffe Police on patrol in the village, unless actively responding to an incident, they will be very happy to stop and chat about policing matters.

However, please do not wait for the surgery to report any crimes as they should be rung through on 101 to the force control room as soon as you realise an offence has been committed – or dial 999 if a crime is in progress.

Dec
1
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 1 @ 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.

Dec
2
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Dec 2 @ 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
Stamping

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…

Dec
3
Tue
Ruddington Women’s Fellowship @ The Methodist Church
Dec 3 @ 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

Dec
4
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Dec 4 @ 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
Dec 4 @ 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.

Dec
7
Sat
Ruddington Village Market @ White Horse Inn, Marquee, Courtyard & Car Park
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 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.