Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Rugby in the coming weeks. If you’d like your event to be included, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the Friday before the edition in which you want it to be featured.
Sound Effects: Rugby’s premier Indie Britpop MOD SKA covers band, January 24 - The Bell Inn, January 31 the Avon Mill; February 7 - William Webb Ellis.
Jamz R Us Jam Session/Open Mic: The Merchants Inn in Rugby every two Sundays 7pm until 9.30pm.
New Jazz Club: Dunchurch at the Village Hall. It will hold a once monthly concert played by some of the best swinging musicians around with a different headliner each month. Live music: The Merchants Inn. Everyone is welcome to the live music sessions every Tuesday.
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 ten years. It is hoping to recruit new players of a modest standard for Wind and Brass instruments, and a new drummer. The band meets on a Thursday evening during school term at 7.30pm at the United Reform Church next to the Recreation GroundSports Centre, Hillmorton Road. Contact Details - Ann: Telephone 07790 678737.
Aladdin pantomime: Rugby Theatre’s pantomime Aladdin is full of thrills and spills, song, dance and audience participation. The show runs at the Henry Street theatre until January 18. Follow Aladdin’s adventures that transform him from pauper to prince, courtesy of a genie, who he inadvertently summons. Telephone the box office (01788) 541234 to book tickets.
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
Rugby and District Art Society: Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm at Dunchurch Village Hall, see rugbyanddistrictartsociety.org.uk.
Painting and Drawing Group: Small friendly group. If interested ring Joy on (01788) 567457 or David on (01788) 823212 for times and venues.
Little Discoveries: Hands-on fun for the under fives, Dressing-up, stories, exploring the museum, 1.30pm to 2pm, Every Friday, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, no booking necessary.
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Floor One Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Regular exhibitions by freelance artists and art groups. Exhibition changes every fortnight.
Rugby & District Fine Arts Society: Thursday January 22 Lecture: ‘The Horse and the Horsemen - from George Stubbs to Mark Wallinger’ by Dr Nicholas Watkins. Wine and orange juice on sale from 7:30pm. Lecture starts at 8pm. Non-members welcome.
Supprt and quiz: on Friday 30 January 2015 there will be a Supper and Quiz with Quiz Master Mark Pawsey MP to be held at the Rugby School Sports Cafe, Horton Crescent, Rugby CV22 5DJ at 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.50 pp, to include a Stroganoff supper and pudding, available from Sally Wise (01788) 811076, by 23 January.
Jumble sale: On Saturday 31 January the Winter Jumble Sale will be held at the Club premises in East Union Street, Rugby CV22 6AN at 10am with excellent bargains in all departments and an extensive selection of books. Admission 20p and tea and coffee are available.
Sunday Dance Club New Year Dance: Saturday January 24. Music from Richard Tarver. 8pm till late. Tickets priced £12.50 (including a buffet). Fully licensed bar. For more information or to book tickets, call (01788) 335530/562262.
Table Top Sale in aid of Rugby Branch of RSPCA: Sunday, January 25
10am to 12 noon. Book a table for £9. Admission costs 50p for adults, accompanied children free. refreshments available. For more information, or to book a table, call the branch secretary on (01788) 815146.
Come Dancing at the Benn Hall: Monday January 19. Monday night is dance night at the Benn Hall, with the luxurious dance floor available for ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. Join your hosts for a pleasant evening of dancing and socialising. Class tuition from 7pm to 8pm, social dancing from 8pm to 10:30pm. Fully licensed bar. For more information call Pat or Harold on 02477 677992.
Come Dancing at the Benn Hall: Monday January 26, Monday night is dance night at the Benn Hall, with the luxurious dance floor available for ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. Join your hosts for a pleasant evening of dancing and socialising. Class tuition from 7pm to 8pm, social dancing from 8pm to 10:30pm. Fully licensed bar. For more information call Pat or Harold on 02477 677992.
Vectis Toy And Train Auction: Saturday, January 31. Viewing takes place from 5pm to 7pm on Friday January 30 and from 8am to 10am on Saturday January 31. Auctions start at 10am. Refreshments available.
Rugby Gardeners Guild: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Thornfield Indoor Bowling Club commencing at 7.30pm. The AGM will be followed by Chris Worman who will speak on ‘Rugby 2014’. Refreshments and a raffle will be available.
Quiz night: every Monday at The Bull Inn, Clifton. (One of the finalist pubs in the Rugby Advertiser’s current Best Pub Award). 8.30pm start, £1 per person entry. Prize for every team. Rounds may include heneral knowledge, TV & films, geography, sports & leisure, science & nature, history, famous faces, music, etc. Monday 5th 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. Hollybush Inn, Lawford Road Karaoke: every Friday night from 8pm. All the latest songs and plenty of drinks promotions.
Rugby & District Philatelic Society: Meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthews Street, Rugby, alternate Mondays (01788) 542467.
Rugby Stamp & Postcard Fair: Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton, December 4. Free admission. Telephone 07792 603334 or (01788) 630072, email@example.com
Hillmorton United Ladies Group: Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Ave, 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): Tuesday evenings starts 6:30pm @ Table table, Clifton Road,Thursday day times at 10:30am @ Get Stuffed Cafe (Near the Merchants Inn), Rugby. For more information please see the Facebook group or call me on 07970 664187
Kids’ Club: Games, discos, film nights in Rugby. Telephone 07964 546097.
Deering’s Road Daytime Women’s Institute: Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm in Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton, Rugby. All meetings followed by light refreshment. New members and vistors welcome. For further information contact Alison (01788) 5476661 or Josephine (01788) 547238.
Ashlawn Women’s Institute: Meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton. Telephone (01788) 560208.
Hillmorton United Ladies’ Group: Meet 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-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 cost £5 per session and is run by Lillian Poultney.
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. New members welcome. Please 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.
Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group: Meet 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, every Monday.
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.
Deerings Daytime Women’s Institute: Meet on first Tuesday of the month at 2pm, Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton. Telephone: (01788) 542378.
Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church: Pennington Mews. CV21 2RG.Sunday Services 6.30pm. Clairvoyant evenings twice monthly. www.rugbyspiritualistchurch.com.
Adult Education Courses: The Percival Guildhouse, Rugby. Call for a brochure (01788) 542467 or visit www.percival-guildhouse.co.uk.
Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch. For more information go to www.dunchurchps.com.
Yoga class: Rugby Spiritual Centre, Newbold Road, on Friday Evenings 5pm - 6pm for over 50’s. Friday evening 5pm - 6pm and Tuesdays at 6pm - 7pm. Contact Kailash - 0787 6688099.
Rugby Jolly Joggers: Run off road on Sunday mornings. Telephone Tom on (01788) 815025 for more information.
Jado Kuin Do martial arts: Every Friday, 6pm and 7pm, Overslade Community Centre, free first lesson, 6pm children 7pm adults. Contact Tim 07540 887764
Tai Chi Classes: Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Claremont Centre, Clifton Road, Tuesdays 6pm to 7pm, Regent Rooms, Regent Place, Rugby, Tuesdays 7pm to 8.30, Regent Rooms, Wednesdays 12noon to 1pm, Diamond Jubilee Centre, Thursdays 7pm to 9pm, Regent Rooms, Fridays 10pm to 11.30pm Claremont Centre. Call Christian (01788) 565412. Bokwa level 1 class: Tuesdays 7pm, Newbold Methodist Hall.
Zumba: Mondays & Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Harris Sports Centre, Mellish Rd, Rugby. £4 per session. Contact Jo on 07817 679311 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.