Events Calendar

Sep
22
Sat
“Banking Breakfast” Event! @ St Peter's Church
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

St Peter’s Church is hosting a breakfast this month – with Kingdom Bank, our local Christian Bank, as special guests.

The Bank has its Head Office on Ruddington Business Park. From there they serve Churches, Charities and Individuals across England offering a range of financial services.

Organisers say: “The Bank is distinctive in its investments which often include Christian projects such as providing mortgages for churches undertaking building projects and to support serving Church workers and missionaries with their property requirements.

“Their mission is to ‘Grow God’s Kingdom’ and ‘Change people’s lives for good’ through financial services and we are delighted that they have agreed to tell us more about their story.

“Banking has had a challenging few years and Richard Dearden, Business Development Manager will explain how they operate Kingdom Bank to deliver a mission agenda as well as telling us about the Bank’s history and services. Richard will be joined by Andrew Third whose family save with the Bank.”

The event in the Church on Saturday September 22nd will start with a continental breakfast at 8 am and will finish by 9.30 am. It’s free FREE to attend but you’re asked to reserve your place by emailing info@kingdombank.co.uk by Sunday 16th September.

Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Sep 22 @ 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.

50 Objects from 50 Years @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Ruddington Village Museum is celebrating its half century this Saturday – by putting on a very special anniversary display.

‘50 Objects from 50 Years’ is a FREE one-day exhibition showing off unusual and rarely seen artefacts from the museum’s collection. It will feature fifty items, each representing a year of the museum’s collecting history. The display will comprise unusual and rarely seen exhibits – many of them historically tied to Ruddington, and most of them donated by local families.

You can read more about this event >>HERE<<.

Sep
23
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Sep 23 @ 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.

Paws in the Park Dog Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to take your pooch for a 5km sponsored dog walk and help raise funds for a pet fostering scheme which helps pets and families to find safety from domestic abuse.

Women’s Aid Integrated Services is celebrating the 10th anniversary of this project which is the only one of it’s kind in Nottingham and relies purely on public donations.

There will be a goody bag for every dog and humans will be offered refreshments – tea and coffee will be free, a donation will be asked for cakes and treats. The route is flat and suitable for pushchairs.

They ask everyone who takes part to raise a minimum of £20 on top of the flat registration fee.

 

Diesel Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 3:45 pm

Services operate from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) and will be hauled by Heritage Diesel on the Yellow Timetable at 1030, 1215, 1400 and 1545.

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 centre & Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

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

Sep
25
Tue
Ruddington Parish Council Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm
Ruddington Parish Council Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This FULL 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.

Sep
26
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Sep 26 @ 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 26 @ 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.

2018 Meetings & Events

Wednesday 31st January
“The Wonders of Plant Propagation” with Mike Davey.  7pm for 7.30pm

Wednesday 28th February
Annual General Meeting, followed by Cheese and Wine.  7pm for 7.30pm

Wednesday 28th March
“Perfect Perennials” with Andrew Ward. 7pm for 7.30pm.

Wednesday 25th April
“Lesley Taylor Talks Rubbish” with Lesley Taylor. 7pm for 7.30pm

Wednesday 30th May
“Lilies and Companion Plants” with Richard and Leigh Woods. 7pm for 7.30pm.

Wednesday 27th June
Ruddington Gardeners’ Association – “The World of Ferns” with Neil Timm. 7pm for 7.30pm

Wednesday 22nd August – Evening Meeting Followed by Refreshments, 6.15pm, Details to follow

Wednesday 26th September – Michael Fisher (Plant Revelations, Nottingham), “Giant Perennials and Exotic Plants”

Wednesday 31st October – Stella Exley (Hare Spring Cottage Plants, Yorkshire), “All I Ever Wanted To Do Was Grow Plants”

Wednesday 28th November – Nigel Slater (Wildlife Photographer, Nottingham), “Gardening for Wildlife”

{More dates TBC}

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
27
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.

Sep
28
Fri
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning @ Shrimpton Court
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
World's Biggest Coffee Morning @ Shrimpton Court | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

An event for Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual initiative

All villagers are welcome at Shrimpton Court (Off Elms Park) for Tea/Coffee, Biscuits, a Grand Raffle & Cake Stall.

Proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

FOS Macmillan Event @ St Peter's School
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Coffee and cupcakes are being being served in Basecamp, from 2pm to 4pm.

All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sep
29
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Sep 29 @ 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.

Diesel Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 3:45 pm

Services operate from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) and will be hauled by Heritage Diesel on the Yellow Timetable at 1030, 1215, 1400 and 1545.

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 centre & Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

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

Oct
1
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 1 @ 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.

2018 Dates

5th February
Parchment Cards.

19th February
Beading.

5th March
Spyrelli.

19th March
Easter Crafts.

9th April
Stamping using inks.

23rd April
Decoupage Cards

14th May
Encaustic Art/Making Boxes

21st May
Encaustic Art/Iris Folding

4th June
Using Peel offs

18th June
Rocker Cards

2nd July
A-Line Cards

16th July
Beading

3rd September
Making Bags

17th September
Quilling

1st October
Stone Painting

15th October
Stepper Cards

5th November
Chocolate Making

19th November
Christmas Cracker

(More dates tbc)

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
3
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits will be 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.

Alongside the lake
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 3 @ 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
6
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Oct 6 @ 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
7
Sun
Tea, Coffee & Cake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tea, Coffee & Cakes will be 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.

Please note that the third Sunday of each month over the summer of 2018 has had to be cancelled due to a lack of volunteers. If you can spare some time to help please call the Rangers on 0115-921-5865.

Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group @ Depart from The Green
Oct 7 @ 2:15 pm

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

2018 Guided Walks

SUN 7th JAN: “Old Road, The Spinney and Sharphill Wood”

SUN 4th FEB: “Country Park to Bradmore Moor and Long Farm Track”

SUN 4th MAR: “Gotham/ Gotham Hill Circular”

SUN 1st APR: “Clifton Grove to Beeston Weir”

SUN 6th MAY: “Ruddington to Gotham and return”

SUN 3rd JUN: “Kinoulton to Stanton on the Wolds circular”

SUN 1st JUL: “Cropwell Bishop to Owthorpe circular”

SUN 4th AUG: “Flawforth Churchyard to Plumtree and return”

SUN 2nd SEP: “Hickling & Hickling Standard incl. Grantham Canal”

Meet on the Green at 2.15pm.

Please note:  You are advised to ensure the walk is going ahead by calling Keith Charter on 0115 923 3679 and he will be able to confirm the date/time and the proposed 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’ Navy 3 or Green 10 to the starting point on Ruddington Green.

Oct
9
Tue
Rattle, Rhyme and Roll session @ Ruddington Library
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Rattle, Rhyme and Roll is a free half an hour fun session with babies and toddlers.

Organisers, Inspire, say: “It’s amazing how early babies respond to songs and music. The rhymes and rhythm also help with language development.”

Sessions are about half an hour and are every 2nd Tuesday (except in August) at Ruddington Library.

Scrabble @ Ruddington Library
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

All abilities are welcome.

Ruddington Parish Council Planning Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
Ruddington Parish Council Planning Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This planning meeting 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.

Oct
10
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 10 @ 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 10 @ 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.

2018 DATES:

Wednesday 10th January
Cheese demonstration and talk – Webb Freckingham
Exhibition: a mouse

Wednesday 14th February
St. Valentine’s Day surprise
Exhibition: a green heart – ‘Show the Love’ W.I. campaign

Wednesday 14th March
The Magic of Stained Glass – Rosemary Pike
Exhibition: a paper weight

Wednesday 11th April
Annual Meeting – choose the team to run your W.I.
Exhibition: a spring cleaning tip

Wednesday 9th May
Resolution Meeting – make your voice count
Exhibition: a fancy cup and saucer

Wednesday 13th June
“Medieval Food & Kitchen” Speaker: Jan Reade

Wednesday 11th July
“Confessions of a Country Vicar”.

Wednesday 12th September
“Harvest Supper”

Dates for 2019 >>HERE<<.

Oct
13
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 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 representative from Rushcliffe Police is also sometimes present should you wish to raise policing concerns. Please check their social media before attending.

Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group @ Education Centre
Oct 13 @ 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.

2018 Events

Sat 13th Jan – ‘Wildlife CSI’.
Fancy yourself as a nature detective? Come and find out ‘Who did it!’ Be on the right side of the track.

Sat 10th Feb – ‘Winter’s Water Birds’.
See who’s making a splash this winter in the country park. Hail a heron, call a coot or spy on a swan.

Sat 10th Mar – ‘Myths and Monsters’.
Establish who has the wildest tales in the woods. Can you wander with wizards or tickle a troll?

Sat 14th Apr – ‘Spring has at last Sprung’
An opportunity to investigate the nesting birds, what’s the buzz with bees, what’s bugging the insects, which plants are poking their heads up, & much more.

Sat 12th May – ‘The Urban Worm is Coming’
Go wild for worms! A fascinating journey to the centre of the earth is promised. Find out how you can become an official environmental hero and get worm composting.

Sat 9th June – ‘Dipping Delight’
See what is lurking below the surface in the park’s ponds. Come face to face with scary monsters. (Part of “30 Days Wild in June”)

Sat 14th July – ‘Bush Craft Bash’
Learn how to be a budding Bear Grylls. Build a shelter, cook a Marsh Mallow or just have fun in the woods!

August – Look out for details of Special Summer Events >>HERE<<

Sat 8th September – ‘Beetle Drive’
Help out on a beetle discovery tour led by expert Dr Chris Terrell-Nield.

Sat 13th October – ‘An Apple A Day’
Check out the Bramley connection – press an apple, add a taste of honey and come up with something special.

Sat 10th November – ‘A Day in the life of an Oak Tree’
It’s a place that’s a habitat for thousands. Get back to nature and find out what the lives of our trees are really like.

Sat 8th December – ‘End of Year Wildlife Hootenanny’
Say hello and goodbye to the new and old year. Play games, eat snacks, make bird feeders, twist and shout!

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

Please go dressed for the weather!

Oct
14
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Oct 14 @ 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.

Oct
15
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 15 @ 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.

2018 Dates

5th February
Parchment Cards.

19th February
Beading.

5th March
Spyrelli.

19th March
Easter Crafts.

9th April
Stamping using inks.

23rd April
Decoupage Cards

14th May
Encaustic Art/Making Boxes

21st May
Encaustic Art/Iris Folding

4th June
Using Peel offs

18th June
Rocker Cards

2nd July
A-Line Cards

16th July
Beading

3rd September
Making Bags

17th September
Quilling

1st October
Stone Painting

15th October
Stepper Cards

5th November
Chocolate Making

19th November
Christmas Cracker

(More dates tbc)

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 15 @ 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.

Now there’s a new Ruddington & District Branch!

These monthly meetings consist of a speaker, interest group updates and refreshments:-

SPEAKERS FOR 2018

May 21st
The inaugural “welcome” meeting.

June 18th
Kathy Powis – “The Framework Knitters’ Museum”

July 16th
Roy Woodward – “Hollywood Musicals”

August 20th
Dr Tim Gray – “East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme”

September 17th
Graham Hayes – “Nottingham Then & Now”

October 15th
Jane Piggott – “Save The Children”

November 19th
Roy Bowles – “On This Day”

December 17th
Heather Roberts – “Police Convoy to Malawi”

New interest groups are being welcomed – to be decided and formed by the membership. So why not go along and see if U3A is for you?

You can read more >>HERE<<.