Card Making & Craft Group

This Ruddington group is open to all and no expertise is required! Ruddington Card Making & Craft Group meet from 10am to 12-noon at St Peter’s Rooms, on the first & third Mondays of the month – except not in the month of August. For £3.50 there’ll be tuition, you’ll get most materials and refreshments are provided, too at each meeting. Pop along on Monday morning if you want to find out more about the group. Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info publish all diary events in good faith and can’t be held responsible for any…

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U3A Monthly Meeting

Monday’s monthly meeting is run by our local U3A – University of the Third Age. It’s for “retired and semi-retired people to make new friends, keep active and learn together. Of course it’s not a university in the usual sense. It’s a university of life” says the Ruddington and District U3A. Membership for a full year is £20, and you can either join at the meeting, and chat to members, or find out more from the website. The Ruddington & District Branch was formed in 2018. The more members there are the…

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Ruddington Parish Council Meeting

It’s your monthly opportunity to find out what’s happening and have your say on what’s planned in our village. The meeting will start at 7.30pm and is being held in St Peter’s Rooms. Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) meetings are open to all, and time is allocated for residents to share views on agenda items. Items under discussion tonight include: Whether or not to support the planning application for a new children’s nursery at ‘Brookside House’ on Brookside Road; and the erection of a new multi-storey office block at ‘Britannia House’ on…

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U3A February Speaker – ‘The Merseybeats’

The guest speaker at this month’s meeting of Ruddington and District U3A is singer and guitarist Trevor Leeson. On Monday 19th February 2024 his talk will be on ‘The Merseybeats’ – one of the famous sixties groups of which he was a member. However,  Trevor actually started in the music business in 1958, thanks to Lonnie Donegan, before also working with other huge stars such as Ken Dodd, Little Richard and the Electric Light Orchestra, so he’ll have plenty of stories to tell. This is certainly a talk not to be…

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Ruddington Gardeners’ Association AGM

Ruddington Gardeners’ Association is open to everyone, whatever your age! RGA hold events, trips and meetings with speakers throughout the year. RGA meet on the last Wednesday of the month. The group says “The RGA is open to everyone in Ruddington and beyond, of all ages and abilities; armchair gardeners, patio and window box planters, to those more ‘green fingered’ and allotment holders.” RGA’s Annual General meeting, followed by Wine & Cheese, starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday 28th February in The Hermitage. Membership is £5 a year and £2 at…

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Ruddington Gardeners’ Association

Ruddington Gardeners’ Association is open to everyone, whatever your age! RGA hold events, trips and meetings with speakers throughout the year. Members meet on the last Wednesday of each month in the village. The group says “The RGA is open to everyone in Ruddington and beyond, of all ages and abilities; armchair gardeners, patio and window box planters, to those more ‘green fingered’ and allotment holders.” This month, the Talk will be “A Peep at my Plot” with members’ photographs and slides on Wednesday 31st January at 7.30pm in The Hermitage. Membership is £5…

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U3A Monthly Meeting and Speaker

Monday’s monthly meeting is run by our local U3A – University of the Third Age. It’s for “retired and semi-retired people to make new friends, keep active and learn together. Of course it’s not a university in the usual sense. It’s a university of life” says the Ruddington and District U3A. Guest Speaker PC Kelly Charlie from Rushcliffe Police talks about ‘Cybersecurity’ – along with addressing other local areas of concern – on Monday 15th January. Membership for a full year is £20, and you can either join at the meeting, and…

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Classic Car and Bike Meeting

On the first Sunday of each month you’re invited to this regular Ruddington event for heritage vehicle lovers. (Photo above by Jim Goodinson.) You can look at dozens of visiting classic cars and bikes as well as explore all the other attractions at Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC). These include vintage buses, model railways, ride-on miniature railways (below), the Bric-a-Brac shop, the on-site Heritage Cafe and a kiddies’ play park. Organisers say: “There’s no need to book – just turn up. But please try to donate £2 in the voluntary green box…

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Our WI is 99 … and Still Counting

Did you know that Ruddington Women’s Institute has been active in our village for ninety-nine years? Ahead of their centenary celebrations, current members are extending a warm welcome to any woman to join them, regardless of age. They’re also keen to dispel some common misconceptions. Committee member Barbara Wheeler says: “Contrary to popular belief, the WI is not all about baking and jam making! Some of us enjoy doing that, but others like to go on visits in the local area, join in the various activities at our meetings or…

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WI Monthly Meeting & Music Workshop

There’ll be an Indian Music Workshop hosted by Ruddington Women’s Institute, where non-members and members are all encouraged to come along to its evening session. Barbara Wheeler says: “Ruddington WI is in its 99th year and would like to welcome more local women to join us. Visitors are welcome and asked for a small contribution to cover refreshments, usually £4.” This event is at the WI monthly meeting on Wednesday 11th October at 7.15pm in St Peter’s Rooms.  Ruddington WI has been around since 1924 – it has a friendly bunch of members…

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