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 email@example.com by the Friday before the edition in which you want it to be featured.
Rugby Philharmonic Choir: rehearsals for the Christmas performance which takes place on December 13. Messiah Part 1 plus carols. If you are interested telephone (01788) 812802. Rehearsals at the Temple Speech Room on Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm.
Crick car boot sale: Every Sunday, gates open at 7.30am for everybody £6 a boot. It runs from April-October at the old sports field in Crick. Everyone welcome.
Live music: The Merchants Inn. Everyone is welcome to the live music sessions every Tuesday.
Jamz R Us Jam Session/Open Mic: Every 2 sundays 4pm until 7pm atThe Vault Rugby - for more details join us in www.facebook.com/Jamzrus - thank you
Flares Revival 60s to 90s Music: every Tuesday from 8.30pm at The Vault Rugby Free Entry - for more details please join us in www.facebook.com/Keeping.Time.Disco.
September Swing: A concert with Bilton Silver (Rugby) Band on Saturday September 6 at 7.30pm. A selection of jazz, swing and popular music. Refreshments will be served during the interval - included in ticket price. For tickets call (01788) 832887.
Karaoke: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings, The Crown, Market Place, Rugby.
SPITFIRE: The Alexandra Arms, Saturday September 6 at 9pm.
Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersault restaurant, High Street, Rugby
Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.
Modern Flares 00s to 10s Music: Every Tuesday night at The Vault Rugby with all genres of music from the 00s and 10s from 8.30pm and free entry.
Rugby Philharmonic Choir: New members welcome. Telephone (01788) 812802.
The Zephyr Band Rugby: New members welcome telephone 07790678737 to find out more.
The Saturdays: NIA Birmingham. Having now sold over five million records and securing four top ten albums, the Greatest Hits tour will celebrate the group’s pop success on September 15. Tickets £31.50, call 0844 338 8000.
Coventry Musical Three Minute Heroes: Returns to The Belgrade Stage. Three Minute Heroes will make its long awaited return to Coventry for three weeks this autumn. This brand new production by Bob Eaton will play on the Belgrade’s B2 stage from Sat 4 – Saturday 25 October. This will be followed by the return of the Belgrade’s popular B2 Christmas show, Oh No It Isn’t from Mon 8 – Sat 27 December. Telephone 024 7655 3055.
Lee Evans: NIA Birmingham. His new show Monsters is packed with side-splitting material and fans can expect to hear a few of his classic gags too. September 17 - 21, tickets £33.50. Call 0844 338 8000.
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.
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 Myton Hospice Support Group art exhibition and sale of work by local artists. Runs August 26 - September 3.
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 Art Gallery and Museum: Main Gallery – ‘The Best is Not Too Good For You’ –ceramics and pop art from collections across the Midlands. Exhibition runs from 28 June – 30 August 2014.
Wistow Maze: “First World War” theme and will be in the shape of a ‘Field Cannon’, with the quiz trail providing interesting WW1 facts. It is redesigned each year using GPS satellite technology, and is 20 times bigger than the maze at Hampton Court. 07884 403889 - www.wistow.com. community
Dunchurch Photographic Society: September 10 at 7.45pm in the Dunchurch WI hall on the Southam road in Dunchurch. This evening we will be viewing the work of photographers from across the Midlands.
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. Theme St Trinian’s , Friday 24th October, 7pm, Tickets cost £25 per person with three course meal, in aid of air ambulance. Telephone (01788) 824840.
German night: with German beer and food available with probably the UK’s best Oompah band ‘Karl’s Bavarian band’ plenty of singing, drinking, eating. Free German beer tasting from 5-7pm, Tickets £10 each ((no admission into the back room without a ticket) ticket price includes food) band starts at 8pm,
Rugby National Trust Association: Dunchurch Village Hall, October 2, Mary Queen of Scots, The Final Journey, 2.30pm. Indian influence on British gardens and architecture, Oct 15, 7.30pm, The Barber Institute: Nov 6, 2.30pm. Light refreshments . New members welcome. www.rugbynationaltrust.co.uk
Ball of Yarn (Rugby): Group of friendly crafters, who meet in Rugby. Crafters of various skill levels and styles. When do we meet up: Tuesday’s 7pm - Table table, Clifton Road, Rugby (Opposite the golf course) 2nd Saturday of the month 10.30am – Rustic Pumpkin Sewing Café, Above Vanilla, Albert Street, Rugby.
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 please 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.
Kids’ Club: Run by parents Jo and Steve Bryan. Games, discos, film nights in Newton and Rugby. Telephone 07964 546097.
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. New members welcome. £10 per annum for members or £2 visitors. 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.
Dunchurch and District U3A: (meetings take place at Dunchurch Village Hall, Southam Road) Contact (01788) 522578 for more information.
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. For further information contact Steve (G8LYB) (01788) 578940.
Royal Naval Association: Rugby Branch. Social evening first Friday every month 8pm RADEA Club, Castle Street Rugby. Please contact 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.
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
Painting and Drawing: Small friendly group. If interested ring Joy (01788) 567457 or David (01788) 823212 for times and venues.
Free arts and craft workshop for children of all ages: Thursdays, 10am to 12.30pm, Manor Farm Shop and Tearoom, Catthorpe.
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. Courses starting on September 15. Call for a brochure (01788) 542467 or visit www.percival-guildhouse.co.uk. Lots of exciting subjects and dayschools.
Annual Produce Show: Kilsby Village Hall, September 7 at 2.45pm. Admire the results of the competitions in fruit, vegetables, flowers, flower arranging, handicrafts, cookery, and the artwork from Kilsby Preschool and Primary School. Teas in aid of the Kilsby’s Christmas Tree Fund.
Dunchurch Photographic Society: New season starts on Wednesday September 3 at 7.45 pm. Meeting will take place in the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch. We will be looking at images of canals. For more information go to www.dunchurchps.com. KEEP FIT
Rugby Ramblers: Sunday September 7,Blockley, 11 or 15 miles. Meet 8.30am top of Barby Road. Contact Vale or Bob (01788) 842788
Rugby Ramblers: Thursday September 11, Lower Shuckburgh, 9 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsburys car park, petrol station end. Contact Stephen (01788) 578733
Airborne Fit: Bilton School, Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm - 8pm and other locations. Get fit with friendly leaders and members. Call 07940 161249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more details.
Aquacise: Wednesdays, 11.30am, Daventry Leisure Centre, Mondays, 7pm, Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn, Crick.