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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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APRIL

Monday 24th April

A model train event is taking place at Harringworth Village Hall. It's being hosted by Northants and Rutland O Guage Club and is on from 4pm until 8pm. People are invited to take along their own trains - modern r vintage - to run on the club's track in the background of the Harringworth Viaduct. Refreshments are also available.

 

Thursday 27th April

There is a charity Psychic evening taking place. The event, raising funds for East Africa Playgrounds, will be held at Great Bowden Church Hall on Dingley Road between 5pm and 10pm. Entry is £10 and a raffle and refreshments will also be available. For more information call 07507635301.

 

Friday 28th April

The Old Union Canals Society are holding a meeting. It is at Great Bowden Village Hall, at 7.30pm.  Visitors are welcome - £2 donation requested.There will be a canal-themed fun quiz, followed by 'Show & Tell'.  Please bring a waterway-orientated object, book, picture, whatever, and say a few words about it. We have a wealth of canal interest in this area, and many people have memories and artifacts that will be good to share. This is the last meeting of the season - talks commence again on the last Friday of the month in Sept, Oct, Nov. For more information contact Mary Matts on 0116 2792188

 

Saturday 29th April

A charity music night is taking place in Market Harborough ..It’ll feature performances from five local bands and musicians and is being held at the Our Lady of Victories Church Hall on Fairfield Road from 6.45pm...The event is being organised by the Harborough 2012 Lions Club – entry is by donation with all proceeds going to the Cleft Lip and Palate Assocation.

 

Sunday 30th April

If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at archery there’s an event taking place just for you! The ‘Try Archery Day’ is taking place at the Pheonix Archers base on Saddington Road in Smeeton Westerby. People of all ages are invited to go along between 10am and 4pm....

 

MAY

Monday 1st May

The Kibworth Village Sports and Fun Day is taking place It’s on at Kibworth Cricket Club on Fleckney Road and will include football, cricket, tennis, golf, hockey and rugby. There’ll be other activities too including a bouncy castle…live music…and plenty of refreshments..It’s on from 12 noon til 3pm and there’s no admission charge.

 

Wednesday 3rd May

HFM runs it's next Monthly Quiz. The event is hosted by breakfast presenter Dave Irving and takes place at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough. The quiz starts at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm. Teams of up to 4 can enter and the fee to take part is just £2. There will also be a raffle on the night. Prizes are given to the winning team and all proceeds go towards HFMs ongoing fundraising drive.

 

Thursday 4th May

Market Harborough Guide Dogs has a stall at the Farmers Market..Go along to The Square and you'll find some gorgeous dogs and pups with people from Guide Dogs who will be happy to answer any questions about the amazing difference guide dogs make and the dogs will be pleased to give you a wag and let you have a stroke.There’ll also have a tombola on their stall and will be collecting donations for Guide Dogs on the day too. Market Harborough Farmer’s Market is open on The Square from 8am until 2pm on the first Thursday of every month.

 

Friday 5th May

A Barn Dance is being held to raise money for the Kibworth-based Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital. It’s taking place at Countesthorpe Village Hall, from 7.30pm to 11pm, with live music from popular band ‘Govannen’.Tickets cost £11 each and include a ploughman's supper – with a vegetarian option available too. You can buy them by calling 0116 288 1395. There’ll also be a raffle on the night…

 

It's a Date

*** If you're a charity or non-profit organisation, get your event listed here by emailing the details to events@harboroughfm.co.uk ***

 

Friday 5th May

The Flower Club of Market Harborough celebrate National Flower Arranging Day with an event being held at The Indoor Market. The day  runs from 9.00am to 4.00pm and will include; mini demonstrations, hands on arrangements, flower arranging supplies. You will also be able to find out more ab0ut joining the club or going along as a visitor.

 

Wednesday 10th May

The Flower Club of Market Harborough hold a flower demoonstration entitled "Funky Flowers" by Hans Haverkamp (Dutch Master florist and Chelse gold medallist/best in show winner). It will be held at Robert Smyth Academy, Burnmill Road. Doors open aty 6.45pm with the event starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 (£5 for members). For more information contact Linda Marshall on 07828151317 or email fcmhsecretary@yahoo.co.uk

 

Saturday 13th May

Lutterworth Railway Society presents its annual Model Railway Exhibition at The Wycliffe Rooms, George St, Lutterworth. LE17 4ED.Layouts in various gauges, Traders with new and second hand items, and light refreshments. Doors open 10am to 4.30pm. Prices Adult £5, Child £2, Family £9.The society will have its own information and sales stall. Information 01788 310354 or 0116 2884703, www.lutterworthrailwaysociety.co.uk  There is parking nearby and disabled access.

 

Saturday 13th May

The fifth money raising event for the Bower House by “Ladies making Music” will take place from 1.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Northampton Road.  It is not a concert, or a sponsored sing.  We are ladies who enjoy making music who would like to entertain you along with our special guests while offering you refreshments.  You may stay for as little or as much of the afternoon as you like.  As in past years, there is no charge for coming along or partaking of the drinks and delicious home-made cakes which are available.  Any donations for the work of the Bower House however will be much appreciated; every penny raised is given to the Bower House.Once again this year our guests are the Great Bowden WI Choir - under the leadership of Pamela Abbott, with Gordon Birch accompanying them - and “Old Friends”, who are well known at the Methodist Church and are great fun. 

 

Sunday 14th May

Once again we are holding the above event in the gorgeous grounds of Misterton Hall, near Lutterworth, courtesy of Mrs H Craven. The entrance is 500 metres east of junction 20 of the M1.

This year it will open at 10.00am and close at 4.00pm.  There is free parking and the cost of entry is only £3.00 which is very good value just to be able to walk around these fabulous grounds.They currently have over 40 stalls booked in with a huge variety of items, including antiques, children's books, paintings, jewellery and, of course many with food and plants.The food stalls will offer various items including, hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes etc, high quality ice creams and there will be a pig roast providing baps.  There will be specialist coffees, stalls with chutneys, jams and marmalades. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free foods will also be available.  You will be able to make friends with the Guide Dogs and support several charities selling a range of articles.A competition will be held for classic and vintage vehicles, with a trophy for the winner, which will be presented by our MP, Alberto Costa.If you are driving a classic or vintage car to be entered in the competition you will be allowed free entry, but not your passengers! Last year we had a glorious day with over 1,000 visitors.  All the money raised will be given to charities.

 

It's a Date

*** If you're a charity or non-profit organisation, get your event listed here by emailing the details to events@harboroughfm.co.uk ***

 

Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May

Tickets are now available for the next show to be performed by The Youth Theatre. The stage musical "Little Shop of Horrors" will be brought to the Welland Park Academy stage by the group on Friday 26th May at 7.30pm, Saturday 27th May at 2.00pm and 6.00pm and on Sunday 28th May at 1.00pm and 4.30pm. After the success of "Oliver" this will be a show not to be missed! Tickets for the show are available from Synergy Dancewear on St Mary's Road (Tues to Sat 10am to 5pm) or online from 
www.ticketsource.co.uk/theyouththeatre. For more information call 07887 895 982

 

JUNE

Friday 2nd June to Saturday 3rd June

Tickets are now available for the next show to be performed by The Youth Theatre. The younger cast members are involved in a compilation show featuring songs and dances from some of your favourite movies and musicals. These shows, at Wellandm Park Academy Theatre, are on Friday 2nd June at 7.30pm and Saturday 3rd June at 2.00pm and 5.00pm.Tickets for the show are available from Synergy Dancewear on St Mary's Road (Tues to Sat 10am to 5pm) or online from 
www.ticketsource.co.uk/theyouththeatre. For more information call 07887 895 982.


Wednesday 7th June

HFM runs it's next Monthly Quiz. The event is hosted by breakfast presenter Dave Irving and takes place at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough. The quiz starts at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm. Teams of up to 4 can enter and the fee to take part is just £2. There will also be a raffle on the night. Prizes are given to the winning team and all proceeds go towards HFMs ongoing fundraising drive.

 

JULY

Wednesday 5th July

HFM runs it's next Monthly Quiz. The event is hosted by breakfast presenter Dave Irving and takes place at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough. The quiz starts at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm. Teams of up to 4 can enter and the fee to take part is just £2. There will also be a raffle on the night. Prizes are given to the winning team and all proceeds go towards HFMs ongoing fundraising drive.

 

Monday 10th July

A charity Summer Ball is taking place at The Ritz in Desborough to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.The black tie event, themed as ‘Arabian Nights’ is on from 7pm til 1am and tickets, priced £33, including food are on sale now...Call 07933 667 546 to book yours or search ‘Breast Cancer Care Charity Summer Ball 2017’ on Facebook.

 

APPEALS

Volunteers are needed to act as stewards during this year’s Harborough Carnival Parade. 

You need to be able to spare an hour from midday on Saturday June the 10th – which is Carnival Day in Market Harborough...Stewards ensure the parade of floats passes through town safely....If you can help email Carnival Chairman John Bush at mhcarnival@aol.com’