Events Calendar

Nov
14
Wed
Ruddington Women’s Institute @ St Peter's Rooms
Nov 14 @ 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”

Wednesday 10th October
“Our Federation History – 100 Years”

Wednesday 14th November
“The Flower Pod”

Dates for 2019 >>HERE<<.

Nov
15
Thu
Ear Foundation Walk-in Clinic @ St Peter's Rooms
Nov 15 @ 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.

Folk & Blues Night @ The Country Cottage Hotel
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Ruddington Folk & Blues Night is a free, fun and friendly event, on the 3rd Thursday of every month, at Ruddington’s Country Cottage Hotel. It gets underway at 8.00pm.

Country Cottage Hotel
Nov
16
Fri
Ruddington Business Partnership @ The Ruddington Arms
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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 The Ruddington Arms.

No booking is required and this is a FREE event.  However networkers are kindly asked to buy a tea or coffee at the venue, please.

Nov
17
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 17 @ 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
18
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 18 @ 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 18 @ 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.

Nov
19
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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<<.

Nov
20
Tue
Ruddington Methodist Church Women’s Fellowship @ Methodist Church
Nov 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Ruddington Methodist Church Women's Fellowship @ 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 921 5459 or Marilyn Hicks on 0115-921-3112 for more information.

2018 Guest Speakers/Events:

9th January  – (12pm) New Year Celebrations, Fish & Chip Lunch with Men’s Fellowship

16th January – Joy Rice – Performance Poets.

6th February – A Quiz by Reverend Simon Rose

20th February – Peter Hammond – Lotions, Potions and Cure-alls.

6th March – David Johnson – “Beware, Flying Carpets”.

20th March – Margaret Spencer – “Keeping Fit”.

3rd April – Gordon Dyne – “Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve”.

17th April –  Irene Starkey – “Entertainment, Songs and Poems.”

1st May – Kathy Powis – “The Mary Rose”.

15th May – A.G.M. followed by poems and cream tea.

18th September – Joint service of holy Communion with the Men’s Fellowship group.

16th October – Irene Starkey – “Entertainment”.

6th November – Chris Watkins – “Fine Cell”.

20th November – Jennie Woodford – “Make a Christmas Decoration”.

Xmas dates TBC…

Nov
21
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 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
24
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 24 @ 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
25
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Nov 25 @ 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
28
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Nov 28 @ 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 28 @ 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.

Ruddington Parish Council Amenities Committee @ St Peter's Rooms
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm
Ruddington Parish Council Amenities Committee @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This 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.

Dec
1
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Dec 1 @ 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.

Santa Steam Train Specials at GCRN @ Nottingham Heritage Centre
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Why not join GCRN for a steam-train trip through beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside with Father Christmas?

Always popular with children, this is the best chance for them to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas. Youngsters receive a “gift during their journey and everyone will receive seasonal refreshments.”*

GCRN said: “Pre-booking is essential on our Santa Services but due to the nature of the event, online booking is not available. See our special “Santa” leaflet for full details, fares and train times.” GCRN’s shop and cafeteria will be open for gifts, drinks and snacks. The miniature railway and model railways will both be operating, too.

All services depart from and return to Ruddington. Santa Special Services operate every Saturday and Sunday from 1st December through to 23rd December 2018 plus three Christmas Eve services to really get you in the festive mood.

Here’s the full schedule; list of timetable, dates and fares:

Services often become fully booked so you’re strongly advised to check availability and buy tickets in advance. Email info@gcrn.co.uk or see the GCRN website HERE.

*Special dietary requirements should be advised to GCRN at the time of booking.

Remember on Sundays you can access GCRN direct from Nottingham and West Bridgford using the Nottingham City Transport 10C service.

Dec
2
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Dec 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.

New Style Café Church @ St Peter's Church
Dec 2 @ 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.

Santa Steam Train Specials at GCRN @ Nottingham Heritage Centre
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Why not join GCRN for a steam-train trip through beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside with Father Christmas?

Always popular with children, this is the best chance for them to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas. Youngsters receive a “gift during their journey and everyone will receive seasonal refreshments.”*

GCRN said: “Pre-booking is essential on our Santa Services but due to the nature of the event, online booking is not available. See our special “Santa” leaflet for full details, fares and train times.” GCRN’s shop and cafeteria will be open for gifts, drinks and snacks. The miniature railway and model railways will both be operating, too.

All services depart from and return to Ruddington. Santa Special Services operate every Saturday and Sunday from 1st December through to 23rd December 2018 plus three Christmas Eve services to really get you in the festive mood.

Here’s the full schedule; list of timetable, dates and fares:

Services often become fully booked so you’re strongly advised to check availability and buy tickets in advance. Email info@gcrn.co.uk or see the GCRN website HERE.

*Special dietary requirements should be advised to GCRN at the time of booking.

Remember on Sundays you can access GCRN direct from Nottingham and West Bridgford using the Nottingham City Transport 10C service.

Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group @ Depart from The Green
Dec 2 @ 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”

SUN 7th OCT: “Bunny and Bradmore circular”

SUN 4th NOV: “Edwalton via Golf Course to Tollerton and return”

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.

Dec
3
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Dec 3 @ 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…

Dec
5
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 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 History Society Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm

Ruddington Local History & Amenity Society exists to research and promote the history of Ruddington and the surrounding area.

Activities include a series of lectures, which run from October to March, summer outings and running the Village Museum from Easter to September. Meetings are open to members and visitors and take place on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Main Hall at St Peter’s Rooms.

Winter programme 2018/2019:

7th November 2018
A ‘Visit’ to Wilwell Farm Cutting Nature Reserve
Gordon Dyne

5th December 2018
Giants of the Sky
The Zeppelin in World War One
David Skillen

2nd January 2019
Framework Knitting and the Ruddington Museum
Kathy Powis

Visitors are welcome at the society’s meetings and events, although membership is available for just £8.00 per year (£10 per couple).

Dec
8
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Dec 8 @ 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
Dec 8 @ 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.

Santa Steam Train Specials at GCRN @ Nottingham Heritage Centre
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Why not join GCRN for a steam-train trip through beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside with Father Christmas?

Always popular with children, this is the best chance for them to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas. Youngsters receive a “gift during their journey and everyone will receive seasonal refreshments.”*

GCRN said: “Pre-booking is essential on our Santa Services but due to the nature of the event, online booking is not available. See our special “Santa” leaflet for full details, fares and train times.” GCRN’s shop and cafeteria will be open for gifts, drinks and snacks. The miniature railway and model railways will both be operating, too.

All services depart from and return to Ruddington. Santa Special Services operate every Saturday and Sunday from 1st December through to 23rd December 2018 plus three Christmas Eve services to really get you in the festive mood.

Here’s the full schedule; list of timetable, dates and fares:

Services often become fully booked so you’re strongly advised to check availability and buy tickets in advance. Email info@gcrn.co.uk or see the GCRN website HERE.

*Special dietary requirements should be advised to GCRN at the time of booking.

Remember on Sundays you can access GCRN direct from Nottingham and West Bridgford using the Nottingham City Transport 10C service.