What’s on where around Rugby: listings, February 19 edition

A promises auction takes place at Church Lawford Village Hall next month. Proceeds of the auction, on March 20 at 7pm, will go towards St Peter's Church renovation project. Local people and companies have donated their products and services as 'promises' to which visitors are invited to bid under the hammer as a traditional English auction.  Bidders unable to make the night should contact adam.h@soaringteam.com or call 07749 502211. Organisers are looking for people to donate more promises for the auction.
A promises auction takes place at Church Lawford Village Hall next month. Proceeds of the auction, on March 20 at 7pm, will go towards St Peter's Church renovation project. Local people and companies have donated their products and services as 'promises' to which visitors are invited to bid under the hammer as a traditional English auction. Bidders unable to make the night should contact adam.h@soaringteam.com or call 07749 502211. Organisers are looking for people to donate more promises for the auction.

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 lucie.green@rugbyadvertiser.co.uk by the Friday before the edition in which you want it to be featured.


Jamz R Us Jam Session/Open Mic: The Merchants Inn in Rugby every two Sundays 7pm until 9.30pm.

Rugby Male Voice Choir Concert: St. Peter’s Church, Church Lawford. Saturday, February 28 at 7.30pm. Tickets £6.50 (children £3.50)

Bilton Silver Band: “The Stars and Stripes For Ever!” with some great music lined up – New York, New York, The Ashokan Farewell, There’s No Business Like Show Business, vocal soloists, and, of course, the great Sousa march itself.

The concert is on Sunday 22nd February, 2015 at 7:30pm at Rugby Theatre, Henry Street, Rugby CV21 2QA

Tickets are £9 (concessions available), from Rugby Theatre box office (01788) 541234 with more details at www.rugbytheatre.co.uk 7th March 2015 - Regional Contest, Bedworth Civic Hall 24th April 2015 - Freddie’s Trek - Joint concert with Bilton Silver Training Band, Princethorpe College, Princethorpe nr Rugby CV23 9PX.

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.


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.

Daffodil Sunday: Sunday 12th April 11am until 4pm The Friends of the Revel C of E Churches will be hosting this year’s ‘Daffodil Sunday’ at Newnham Paddox, Monks Kirby (CV23 0RX) on Sunday 12th April from 11am to 4pm. Family day out with free parking.

Painting and Drawing Group: Small friendly group. If interested ring Joy on (01788) 567457 or David on (01788) 823212 for times and venues.

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Fall In – A First World War Project for Rugby. A small exhibition in the Social History Gallery of the Museum displaying First World War memorabilia of local people.

International artist Oxana Zhevachevskaya: Classic Art in Black and White at Daventry Library, 21st February – 21st March 2015, North Street, Daventry, NN11 4GH

01327 703130 davlib@northamptonshire.gov.uk oxanazhevachevskaya.artweb.com

Model Tractor, Plant and Construction Show: Sunday February 15, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Radford Semele CV31 1XN


Comedy night: featuring James Alderson, who has supported Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand, at The Merchant’s Inn on Friday 20th February. It’s in aid of Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and is £5 per ticket, which can be bought on the door on in advance by calling 01926 633865 or emailing chloe.bass@wnaa.org.uk.

Rugby Aviation Group: Tuesday 24th February, 7pm for 7.30pm, The Arnold Room, The Rugby Hotel, Sheep Street, Rugby. (Formerly the Three Horseshoes), subject History of The Coventry Aeroplane Club. Speaker: Clifford Hill Instructor and long serving member of the Club.

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 margbaughan@btinternet.com for details.

Table top sale: Rugby branch of RSPCA, 10am - noon, Benn Hall, Rugby, on Sunday, February 22.

Snowdrop Day: St John’s Church, The Locks, Hillmorton, Rugby on Saturday, 21st February 2015 from 10am – 4pm. Then enjoy a welcome drink and some homemade cake.

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 current 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.

Spring coffee morning: Saturday, March 14, at Bilton House, 10am to 11.30am. All welcome Entrance £1.50

(Children Free) includes tea/coffee and a hot cross bun. On sale: Easter eggs, homemade cakes, preserves and jams

Rugby & District Philatelic Society: Meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthews Street, Rugby, alternate Mondays (01788) 542467.

Rugby Gardeners Guild: is on Tuesday, February 17, at The Thornfield Indoor Bowling Club commencing at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Pauline Pears talking on ‘Saving Seeds, Saving Money’. Refreshments and a raffle will be available.

Fundraising ball: New Directions (Rugby) March 6 2015 in aid of local learning disabled people. The charity is co-hosting its annual ball at The Benn Hall, Rugby CV22 2LN from 7.30pm til late. Tickets cost only £25 and the evening promises to be a spectacular event including live music from swing band ‘Me and My Shadow’, a delicious two course meal, charity auction, disco by master of music Robin Dibble as well as a raffle. Dress code is black tie or lounge suit. For your ticket information or to find out more about New Directions services please call (01788) 573318 or email admin@newdirectionsrugby.org.uk or take a look at our website www.newdirectionsrugby.org.uk

Table top sale: Saturday, February 28, noon – 2pm – 50p. Entrance fee per person. Refreshments available. Memorabilia, bric ‘a’ brac, white elephant, books, second hand items, clearing the attic and much more at Binley Woods Village Hall, Rugby Road, Binley Woods, CV3 2AX.

The 75 Dance Group: 40th Anniversary with Dinner Dance. The evening will start at 6.30 and meals will start at 7pm sharp - continuing through till midnight. Call Bernie on (01788) 812282 or email bernie.marsden@outlook.com Tickets are £25 each

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.

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.

Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch. For more information go to www.dunchurchps.com.

Rugby National Trust Association: Canal History – The Wonder of Waterways, Weddnesday March 18, Dunchurch Village Hall, see www.rugbynationaltrust.co.uk


Rugby Ramblers: Saturday February 21, Fenny Compton, 7 miles. Meet 9am, The Orchard Centre, Lower Hillmorton Road. Contact Norman (01788) 813748

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday February 22, Meriden, 11 and 15 miles. Meet 8.30am top of Barby Road. Contact Alan (02476) 542980 or Fran 815484

Rugby Ramblers: Thursday February 26, Byfield, 7 miles. Meet 9am, Inside Sainsbury’s car park, near recycling area. Contact Sandra (01788) 890475

Rugby Jolly Joggers: Run off road on Sunday mornings. Telephone Tom on (01788) 815 025 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: 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 jomariedavis@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

Military Fitness Circuits: indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby. www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk To get fit call 07976 044282.

Free Bowls Club: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby. 50 plus bowls project, between 11am and noon on Wednesday, February 18 February 25, March 4, March 11. For more information contact: (01788) 565369