Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Rugby in the coming weeks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.
Rugby Philharmonic Choir’s Prelude to Christmas takes place on December 12 at Temple Speech Room, Rugby, and features Handel: The Messiah (Part 1) with seasonal music. There will be performances by Barbara Rodway, Chloe Pardoe, Chris Griksaitis and John Fletcher.The organist is James Williams and conductor for the evening is Mervyn Bethell. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available from the choir secretary Doreen Long, who can be contacted on (01788) 812802, or on the door, £15, £12.50 concessions, under 16 free. Organisers would like to thank the headmaster at Rugby School.
Community Carol Service at the Salvation Army, Rugby on Sunday December 13 at 4pm in the presence of the Mayor Cllr Richard Dodd and Long Lawford School Choir. Includes a collection in aid of Rugby St Cross Heart Rehabilitation Centre. Refreshments will be provided.
Bilton Silver Band Christmas Concert, St Andrew’s Church, Rugby, Saturday December 12, 7.30pm. See www.biltonsilver.co.uk for more information.
Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.
Rugby Philharmonic Choir: New members welcome. Telephone 01788 812802.
The Zephyr Band, Rugby: New members welcome. The Zephyr Wind Band has been playing in the community for the last 10 years. The band meets on a Thursday evening during school terms at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church next to the Recreation Ground Sports Centre, Hillmorton Road. Contact details - Ann on 07790 678737.
Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Ansty Working Men’s Club, meet every Monday evening 8.30pm.
Elite Pro Wrestling (EPW) is getting set to return for an evening of Christmas-themed, family-friendly wrestling action. Already announced for the show are some of the best wrestling talents from across the UK including Born 2 Fly, The Judge, Jayson Maverick and ‘Pizza Boy’ Jamie D. Entrance costs £7 for adults, £6 for under-16’s and a family of two adults and two children £20. Doors open at 6.30pm for a show start at 7pm. Call 07476 344895 to book.
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
Paper Scissors Stone, exploring the artistic potential of paper, runs at the Lewis Gallery at Rugby School until December 11.
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum’s celebration of the Rugby World Cup continues with an exhibition and the premiere of The Gain Line, a film by award-winning contemporary artist Ravi Deepres. The Rugby Football Open exhibition also makes its debut at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Visit www.ragm.co.uk
Painting and Drawing Group: Small friendly group. If interested ring Joy on 01788 567457 or David on 01788 823212 for times and venues.
The Craft Studio: Hilltop Farm, Fosseway, Hunningham, CV33 9EL, phone 07890 154852. Arts, crafts, workshops and drop-in sessions for adults and children. Contact the venue for more information.
Stretch and relax session at The Hummingbird Centre, Rugby, 28 Regent Place, today (Thursday) 1.30pm to 2pm.
All Things Christmas: craft session at The Hummingbird Centre, Rugby, 28 Regent Place, Wednesday December 16, 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Rugby Spiritual & Healing Centre meet every Sunday in The Robbins Building, Albert Street, Rugby, at 6.30pm for free demonstrations of mediumship, and hold clairvoyant evenings every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm (£4). Healing available every Thursday between 4pm and 9pm; other events include a weekly open circle – on a Friday at 7.30pm – so people can work on their spiritual selves. Everyone welcome, please call 01788 536899 or visit www.friendsofthespirituallight.co.uk
Regent WI Group meets the first Thursday afternoon in the month at 2pm, in the blue room of the Regent Baptist Church, Regent Street, Rugby. Friendly group who enjoy interesting talks, trips and events. For further information please contact Megan 01788 573380 or Margaret 01788 561798.
Rugby Deaf Club meet every Monday evening from 7pm to 9pm (except for bank holidays) at Rugby Fellowship Church, 53 Cymbelline Way, Woodlands, Rugby. Text 07733 360657 or email email@example.com for details.
Rugby Open Code Club: the club meets at 7pm every Wednesday at The Benn Partnership Centre on Railway Terrace. More details can found on the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rugbyopencodeclub) and via Twitter @RugbyOpenCode. If you have any specific questions please feel free to ask.
Quiz night: every Monday at The Bull Inn, Clifton (one of the finalist pubs in the Rugby Advertiser’s Best Pub Award). 8.30pm start, £1 per person entry. Prize for every team. Rounds may include general knowledge, TV and films, geography, sports and leisure, science and nature, history, famous faces, music, etc.
Monday quiz will be entirely focused on 2014, if you fancy putting a team in.
Quiz night: Steam Turbine, Rugby, every Monday from 8.30pm. £1 per person to enter with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed teams.
Rugby & District Philatelic Society: meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthews Street, Rugby, alternate Mondays 01788 542467.
Hillmorton United Ladies Group: Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Avenue, Hillmorton. Visitors are welcome to join at a cost of £2.
For further details contact Christine on 578724.
Hillmorton and Paddox Townswomen’s Guild: meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month (except August). Meet at 1.45pm at the community centre in Hillmorton Road. Speakers, days out, tea and chat. Call 01788 573099.
Family quiz night: Second Friday of every month, Nelson Club, Stockton.
Ball of Yarn (Rugby): Monday term times - 10am-noon, Tuesday evenings 6.30pm to late Grosvenor Hotel; Wednesday evenings 5pm to late Rugby Hotel; second Saturday of the month 11am to 1pm. For more information please see the Facebook group or call 07970 664187.
Deering’s Daytime’s WI extends a warm welcome to all ladies when we meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm. Join us for interesting talks, workshops and outings. We meet in Rogers Hall, Deering Road, Hillmorton, Rugby.
Further information from Alison on 01788 547661 or Josephine on 01788 542378.
Hillmorton United Ladies’ Group: Meets the second Thursday of every month (excluding bank holidays) at 7.45pm at Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Avenue, Hillmorton, Rugby – interesting speakers, followed by tea/coffee and biscuits.
Please contact Christine for further details on 01788 578714.
Hill Street Youth and Community Centre’s 50+ Club: Second Tuesday of every month, Hill Street community centre, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
The Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society: Meets every Tuesday evening (8pm to 10.30pm) and Saturday afternoon (2pm to 6pm) at the Scout headquarters, Boughton Leigh Community Junior School, Wetherell Way, Brownsover.
For anyone interested in amateur radio and electronics. Contact Steve (G8LYB) 01788 578940.
Royal Naval Association: Rugby branch. Social evening first Friday every month 8pm at the Oakfield Club in Bilton Road. Telephone Frank Redfern for further details on 01788 543062.
Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers: Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby, call 01788 543570 for next date. It costs £5
per session and is run by Lillian
Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays, 6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods village hall.
Rugby On Board: A friendly board games group that meets at the Raglan Arms every Tuesday from 7.30pm.
St Peter’s and St John’s Ladies’ Group: meet the first Monday of every month (excluding bank holidays) at 7.45pm in the church hall – interesting speakers followed by light refreshments – £1 members/£2 non-members. Contact Joyce for further details on 01788 575661.
Rugby and District Canine Society’s Ring Training Classes: Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm at Newbold village hall.
Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group: Meets at 7pm at the John Lees Hall, Regent St, Rugby, on the second Thursday of every month. Telephone 01788 333755.
Coffee morning and table top sale: Second Saturday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm, St George’s church, Community Hall Development Project, St John’s Avenue.
Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Every Monday, 8.30pm, has moved to Ansty Club, Grove Road.
Rugby Retired Teachers’ Association coffee mornings: Last Wednesday of every month. Meetings at Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club, Bruce Williams Way, 10.30am.
Royal Air Forces Association of Rugby monthly meeting: First Tuesday of every month, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, The Green, Hillmorton, 7pm.
Family quiz night: Second Friday of every month, Nelson Club, Stockton.
Brownsover Art Group: Meet Thursdays, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helvellyn Way, Brownsover.
Rugby Floral Society: Rugby United Reformed Church, Hillmorton, meet on the third Thursday of the month 2pm. Telephone 01788 547238.
Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch.
For more details go to www.dunchurchps.com
Lutterworth Speakers Club can help people increase confidence and overcome the fear of speaking in public. See www.LutterworthSpeakersClub.com
Rugby Ramblers: Sunday December 13, Southam, 12 or 15 miles. Meet 8.25am, top of Barby Road. Contact Allan P/Ron S, Tel 02476 542980/846510
Rugby Ramblers: Tuesday December 15, Mystery Walk, 7 miles. Meet 8.55am, inside Sainsbury’s car park, near recycling area. Contact Barry/Chris, Tel 01788 811471/574299
Zumba: Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Harris Sports Centre, Mellish Road, Rugby. Costs £4 per session. Contact Jo on 07817 679311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for
Military Fitness circuits: Indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby.
See www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk or call 07976 044282.
Feisty Fitness: Indoor group exercise classes and personal training at Mill Road Studio in Rugby. See www.mandafeistyfitness.com