What's On Across Harborough

Your Guide To Events in Market Harborough, South Leicestershire & North Northamptonshire. If you're a charity or non-profit organisation, get your event listed by emailing the details to events@harboroughfm.co.uk

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SEPTEMBER

Until 20th September

An exhibition has opened at The Boiler House Museum at Foxton Locks.  ‘Women of the Cut’ tells the everyday story of the hard working women of our canals during the commercial years. It includes a new film called, ‘Rosie’s Choice’ based on the reality of years leading up to WWII and the girls who learnt how to do the men’s jobs on the boats. Admission is three pounds for adults – children get in free.

Saturday 16th September

The Carnival Glass Society will be holding its annual event at the Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough and you are welcome to join us from 1pm until 6pm. We shall be showing a stunning collection of glass which includes a 'flock'  of Royal Swan dishes, in a range of different colours, that were made over 100 years ago. There will be glass for sale and also an entertaining presentation on ‘ Sharing our Carnival Glass World’The glass for sale includes bowls, vases, cake plates, candlesticks and perfume bottles in a range of colours and patterns. Carnival Glass can be recognised by its 'oil on water' sheen and includes fashion accessories such as beaded bags and iridised jewellery.Entrance is £1.00 per person for a temporary membership which includes the fabulous glass display, the glass sales and presentation. Why not come along and find out more?  For details please contact Trudy on 0759 5261735. 

Saturday 16th September
AMY’S DAY at The Freemasons Arms from 2.00pm to 10.00 pm.A charity event for Cancer Research. Live music from Tom Lewitt, Facepainting, Auction,Raffle and BBQ. Please join us in raising money for Cancer research in Amy's name!! Live music, BBQ, face painting, auction and a raffle. £5 per ticket with children free, ticket to include a glass of fizz and entrance into a draw for tickets for a Leicester Tigers game.....

Saturday 16th September

A Charity Disco is being held at Market Harborough Conservative Club 7.30pm 'til late.Dance the night away to your favourite cheezy disco sounds from the 70s, 80s and 90s.Tickets cost £5 available from the Conservative Club or by calling Julia on 01858 446916.Proceeds will be donated to a charity for hearing impaired children.

Saturday 16th September

The Fleckney Festival is taking place all this week!There are different events taking place each day, leading up to the main event on Saturday!That will see loads going on in the grounds of Fleckney Sports Centre from 12noon til 9pm including loads of stalls, children’s rides and activities, a craft hall, musical entertainment and helicopter flights! It’ll all end with a fireworks display! There’s no admission cost and all proceeds from all the events during the week will go to community groups in Fleckney!For more details on everything going on just search Fleckney Festival on Facebook.

Saturday 16th September

Harborough Theatre is holding a Super Saturday Coffee Morning in it's theatre lounge from 9.30-12.30. The morning will feature a sale of clothes from their extensive wardrobe - up for grabs are party dresses, winter coats and evening wear amongst others in various styles and sizes. There will also be a raffle. Visitors can take a sneeky peek behind the scenes at the theatre as there will be a numberof tours. For more information visit www.harboroughtheatre.com

Saturday 16th September

Sibbertoft is holding a 1940s garden party for all the family in the grounds of Sibbertoft Manor from, 2.30 - 5.30pm. There will be vintage vehicles, examples of ’40s life and re-enactments by the Northamptonshire Home Guard and Land Army; also games, bouncy castle, tug-of-war, skittles, splat the rat and  lots of stalls. Visitors are encouraged to come in ‘40s dress and get their hair and make-up done in ‘40s style by Amy’s Vintage (prizes to be won). With tea, home-made cakes, live period music and a chance to sing along to old favourites, the event is both to raise funds for St. Helen’s church and to make a fun family afternoon out. £1 entry for adults, free for children under 16.

Sunday 17th September

It’s Great Bowden's First Ever Bale Push & Family Fun Day from 1.30 until 8pm. There’ll be a Bale push race, BBQ, Bar, Face painting, Fun stalls and dancing to the 'Strung Out Sisters' band. It’s free admission for all with just a £1 donation if you want to take part in the bale push. For more details search for the First Great Bowden Bale Push on Facebook.

Thursday 21st September

Market Harborough Food Fair. Visit the Market Harborough Food Fair on the Square on the 3rdThursday of every month.With a mix of local producers and street food, there is something for all food lovers to enjoy from gourmet toasties, fresh bread and South African street food to cakes and Caribbean food.Additional events on 19th October, 16th November and 21st December.

Friday 22nd September

A Charity Golf Tournament is taking place at Market Harborough Golf Club.Teams of 4 are needed to take part, with the cost £160 per team, which includes a breakfast snack and three course dinner.Tee-off if 1pm and all proceeds from the event will go to the Kibworth-based Gems charity which supports the cancer unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.For further Information call Kelvin on 07711 845843.

 

Saturday 23rd September

The great HFM bike ride is taking place to help with our ongoing fundraising drive. Team HFM are getting on their bikes; including Emma B, Nick Shaw, Moley, Steve Watts and Chris Jones. The ride will be a distance of 10 miles and will leave Fernie Road at 10.30am and arriving at The Chery Tree some time later. The route will go via Leicester Lane, Lubenham, East Farndon, Kettering Road and Rockingham Road. If you'd like to join them, pop into HFM for a sponsor form or alternativey just spionsor Team HFM. You can also use the Donate button on the HFM website.

Saturday 23rd September

The Friends of St Doinysius Church re delighted to present at 7.30pm "An Autumn Feast of Berass Music" featuring The Harborough Band celebrating the harvest seasonal thanksgiving. The band will be conducted by Musical Director Brad Turnbull. Tickets are £8 for centre aisle and £6 for side aisles and balconies. They are on sale from Church Office, MH Music, and Harrison Murray.

Saturday 23rd September

Plant Fair – The Square 9am to 3pm. Visit the Market Harborough Plant Fair on the Square and support a multitude of nurseries and growers. Perfect for gardeners and plant enthusiasts to visit and pick up tips from knowledgeable traders..

Saturday 30th September

A Charity Jazz Auction and Dinner is being held, from 7.30pm, at Meadowdale Primary School, Meadowdale Road, Market Harborough Raising money for Great Bowden Recital Trust, a local music charity.  Tickets cost £25 per person or £200 for a table of 8 - email contact.gbrt@gmail.com for details. Ticket price includes a three-course meal cooked by award-winning local chef Roy Shortland (who runs The Cafe @ Welland Park) and live entertainment by 24 Carat Gold jazz quartet. A selection of wines and local beers supplied by Duncan Murray Wines will be available to purchase on the night. We have some fabulous lots available to bid on including:
- a private tour of the Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains facility in Brixworth where F1 Powerunits are engineered, manufactured and tested
- the chance to attend a Leicester Tigers training session at Oval Park and meet the Head Coach Matt O'Connor and the Tigers team.
- a week in a holiday cottage in France
- Sunday lunch for two at Kilworth House Hotel
- a rose gold stainless steel ladies watch by Marc Jacobs donated by Steffans Jewellers

OCTOBER

Sunday 1st October

The Husbands Bosworth Conker & Welly Wanging Championships are back for 2017! The fun event is taking place at the village Playing Field from 11am and will also see a range of stalls and lots of refreshments and musical entertainment! All proceeds from the event will go towards village amenities, The Brain Tumour Charity and The Air Ambulance Charity. For more details call 01858 881251.

Wednesday 4th October

HFM’s next monthly quiz night takes place!! Dave Irving from the Breakfast Show will be hosting the fun night at the Angel Hotel….Teams of up to SIX maximum can take part and the cost is just two pounds per person…There are prizes up for grabs too…It’ll get underway at 8pm, but you can turn up from 7.30….Quizzes take place at the same time on the first Wednesday of every month at the Angel on the High Street, with all proceeds to HFM’s on-going fundraising drive…

Saturday 14th October

This year’s LOROS Open Day promises to offer something for all the family, complete with a petting zoo, live music, plus food and craft stalls, as the Hospice once again opens its doors to the public.The free event is called ‘The Big Day Out at LOROS’ and completes this year’s national awareness raising campaign, Hospice Care Week.There will also be beauty and complementary therapies on offer, a café, a pop-up bar, children’s activities, a tombola and raffle, with plenty of amazing prizes on offer. Local suppliers will also be hosting their own stalls at the event, with the likes of local preserve company Cherry Tree Leicester, Brockleyby’s Pies and Cherizena Coffee among those attending on the day.The event is taking place at the Hospice, in Groby Road and will be starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm.For more information on the event visit loros.co.uk/bigdayout

Thursday 19th October

Market Harborough Food Fair. Visit the Market Harborough Food Fair on the Square on the 3rdThursday of every month.With a mix of local producers and street food, there is something for all food lovers to enjoy from gourmet toasties, fresh bread and South African street food to cakes and Caribbean food.Additional events on 16th November and 21st December.

APPEALS

Market Harborough hockey club’s men's section are looking for new players! Training for the new season is now underway and anyone aged 13 upwards is welcome. The club’s looking for new and experienced players looking to get back into the game.If you’re interested go along to the Welland Park Academy between 8 and 9.30pm on Wednesdays, when training takes place, or click www.mhhockey.co.uk…

The Rothborough Table Tennis Club based at Montsaye Sports Centre in Rothwell is looking for players to join the club for the new season beginning in August.  It doesn't matter what standard you are – the club can fit you into a team which is appropriate to your level of play! For more details call Kelvin on 01536 507735

Alzheimer’s Society in Leics/Rutland seeks volunteers for 'Side by Side' service.

Alzheimer’s Society in Leicestershire and Rutland is looking for volunteers to support people with dementia keep doing the things they love. The charity has launched a recruitment drive for ‘Side By Side volunteers’ to work across both counties. The service involves people with dementia and volunteers doing things such as visiting the gym, walking or visiting places of interest together.There are 12000 people living with dementia in Leicestershire and 600 people with dementia in Rutland, and that number is expected to rise.Volunteers are given training and are reimbursed for expenses.Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering for Alzheimer’s Society’s in Leicestershire and Rutland should contact Suna Tilley, Side By Side Coordinator on 0116 2311113

Market Harborough’s Jubilee Foodbank is appealing for donations as it copes with increasing demand for help. The service, run by Churches Together in Harborough, is particularly short of instant mashed potato, vegetables in tins, jars of marmalade and jam and cream crackers. Donations can be dropped off at collection points in the foyer of Sainsbury’s, the Co-Op in the Commons Car Park and the Nationwide Building Society, or at any of the town’s Churches. 

For a full list of food items needed, click www.jubileefoodbank.info