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 at least two weeks before the event.
Rugby Male Voice Choir present their Spring Concert: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Church Street, Rugby, CV21 3PT, at 7.30pm on Saturday April 18 in aid of the Friends of the Hospital of St.Cross Diamond Jubilee Appeal, with guest performances from Kevin Downham and Melanie Green. Admission £5
Jamz R Us Jam Session/Open Mic: The Merchants Inn in Rugby every two Sundays 7pm until 9.30pm.
Dunchurch Jazz Club: Wednesday June 17 - The Ben Holder Quartet. Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm. Dunchurch at the village hall.
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 Ground Sports Centre, Hillmorton Road. Contact details - Ann: telephone 07790 678737.
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.
The Craft studio: Hilltop Farm, Fosseway, Hunningham, CV33 9EL, phone 078901 54852. A number of Easter arts and crafts are taking place for adults and children. Contact the venue for more information.
St Andrew’s church, Rugby: Table top sale in aid of homelessness charity Hope 4, Saturday April 18, 10am to 4pm. There will be homemade cakes, jams new and preloved clothes, bric-a-nrac, books and talls To raise money to help the homeless and badly housed in Rugby.
Rainsbrook Valley Railway: Onley Lane, Rugby, will be open to the public on April 19 from 2pm until 5pm providing rides on the miniature railway. Free car parking available on site and light refreshments served in the clubhouse. All tickets are £1.20 per ride with the under three year olds travelling free when accompanied.
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. Specials include a workshop with medium Kathy Grindy on April 18 (£25) and Tea with Spirit on May 16. A trip to Glastonbury is also on the cards; as is an evening of clairvoyance with international medium TJ Higgs on July 31st (£19). Everyone welcome, please call (01788) 536899 or visit www.friendsofthespirituallight.co.uk.
Rugby Gardeners Guild: next meeting on Tuesday April 21 at The Thornfield Indoor Bowling Club commencing at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Simon Gulliver talking on ‘Gardens around the World’. Refreshments and a raffle will be available.
Churchover Spring Fair: Sunday April 26, 11pm to 2pm at Churchover Community Centre and Village Hall, CV23 0EG. Includes craft stalls and table top sales. The bar will also be open.
Quiz night: Band night, Dunchurch Village Hall, May 16; June 20 Procession and Fete - Theme: Children’s Book Please check www.dunchurchevents.org for up to date information. All funds raised by the Festival Group go to local groups in Dunchurch.
Celebration Barn Dance: with supper at Dunchurch Village Hall, on Saturday, May 30 with live music and caller from Kaledonia. A family affair so do bring the children. 6.30pm start with tickets £10 for adults and £5 for children under 11 available from Wanda Fashions or Ann (01788 811893).
Newnham Open Gardens: Sunday June 21, 2pm to 5pm. There will be eight varied gardens and the Allotments open in this pretty village. Free Parking. Plants for sale and Teas in the Village Hall. Adults £3, children under 16 free.
Regent W.I Group: meets the 1st 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 social 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Ball of Yarn: Learn to knit, French loom, crochet and cross stitch. All skill levels welcome. Meets on Tuesdays at 6.30pm at Table Table, Butlers Leap, Wednesdays at 5pm at the Rugby Hotel in Sheep Street, Thursdays at 10.30am at Get Stuffed in Eastfield Place and on the second Saturday on the month at Get Stuffed in Eastfield Place.
Reloaded 2015: Free family fun day in memory of Joel Smith, Saturday, June 20, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust from midday. There will be stalls, rides, beer tent, superhero challenge, demonstrations and animals. For more information, see Facebook Reloaded - 2015 or telephone 079769 05415. It takes place at Whitehall Recreation Ground, Rugby.
Rugby Open Code Club: The club meets at 7pm every Wednesday at The Benn Partnership Centre on Railway Terrace. More details can found on our 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. 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.
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 cost £5 per session and is run by Lillian Poultney.
Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays, 6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods Village Hall.
Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby: events for April, telephone (01788) 533719
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, 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.
Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church: Pennington Mews. CV21 2RG.Sunday Services 6.30pm. Clairvoyant evenings twice monthly. www.rugbyspiritualistchurch.com.
Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch. For more information go to www.dunchurchps.com.
Jado Kuin Do martial arts: Every Friday, 6pm and 7pm, Overslade Community Centre, free first lesson, 6pm children 7pm adults. Contact Tim 07540 887764
Outdoor buggy camp: Mondays 9.30 am-10.15am Long Lawford Park.
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 12pm - 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 & Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Harris Sports Centre, Mellish Rd, Rugby. £4 per session. Contact Jo on 07817 679311 or email@example.com.
Military Fitness Circuits: indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby. www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk To get fit call 07976 044282.