Hamplified Music and Rugby Sevens festival is back for its fourth year at Rugby St Andrews Fields, Ashlawn Road, Rugby, on Saturday, July 18. There are also 11 local bands/solo acts including Eve Singleton, Speak, Brother, The Bad Flowers, White Men Can’t Funk. The event is free to enter but there will be many opportunities to donate on the day including a bucket collection and prize draw tickets with some amazing prizes on offer. The event will raise money for the Matt Hampson Foundation. Visit www.hamplified.com for more.
AJ’s, Dunchurch Road, Rugby: Music from Sixone 20s, a Coventry-based band play rockabilly, blues and honky tonk, July 24, as part of the bar’s Live Music Friday series. Other bands wishing to play at the fortnightly music nights can leave their details at the bar.
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. 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 terms at 7.30pm at the United Reform Church next to the Recreation Ground Sports Centre, Hillmorton Road. Contact details - Ann: telephone 07790 678737.
Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Ansty Working Men’s Club, meet every Monday evening 8.30pm.
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
Bathing Beauties: Re-imagining The Beach Hut For The 21st Century at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Until August 31.
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.
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.
Rugby Gardeners Guild: meet on Tuesday, July 21, at The Thornfield Indoor Bowling Club starting at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Frank Hardy talking on ‘All Our Yesterdays’. Refreshments and a raffle will be available.
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 - 9pm; and 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 W.I. 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 07733360657 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 & 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.
Karaoke: Hollybush Inn, Lawford Road, 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.
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): 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 visitors welcome. For further information contact Alison (01788) 5476661 or Josephine (01788) 547238.
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 costs £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. 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.
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.
Rugby Ramblers: Today, Priors Hardwick, nine miles. Meet at 9am in Sainsbury’s car park, near recycling area. Contact Lorna (01788) 814732 or Chris 334138.
Rugby Ramblers: Sunday, July 19, Radford Semele, seven miles. Meet 9am at the top of Barby Road. Contact Linda or Trevor (01788) 878537.
Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday, July 22, Swinford, four miles. Meet 7.30pm Stanford Road. Contact Jack (01788) 536732.
Tai chi classes: Monday 2pm - 3pm Age UK, Tuesday 10am - 11am Dunchurch Methodist Church: Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and 7.30pm - 9pm Regent Rooms, Wednesday midday - 1pm Leisure Centre, Friday 10.30am - 11.30am Age UK. Call Christian (01788) 565412.
Bokwa level 1 class: Tuesdays 7pm, Newbold Methodist Hall.
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 details.
Military Fitness circuits: indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby. www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk or call 07976 044282.