Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Rugby in the coming weeks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.
The Bombshell Belles perform at a night of 1940s nostalgia at Coombe Abbey Hotel tomorrow (Friday). The same members behind the popular and critically acclaimed D-Day Darlings – who performed at the hotel last year and will return in March – the female vocalists and their live band will be serenading crowds with a host of Second World War tunes as well as an array of music from other genres too. Guests are invited to don their best 1940s attire as they are taken back to the era with a three-course wartime-themed menu, which includes slow cooked beef in Coombe ale and queen of puddings. And after the Belles retire from re-creating the distinctive sound of The Andrew Sisters and Glenn Miller with their smooth harmonies, the evening will continue with a DJ taking to the stage to play a stream of hits from the 1940s onwards. Tickets for the 16-plus Bombshell Belles performance cost £44.95. Tickets can be bought online at www.coombeabbey.com
Open Door Concert at St Andrew’s church, Rugby on Friday February 26 at 7.30pm. Featuring ‘After Dark’ and Friends : playing ‘jazz standards, ballads, a blues and some Latins. Admission: £5 at the door, refreshments for sale at the interval. The players are Paul Jacques. (clarinet, tenor sax and wind synth), Nigel Rock (tenor sax and technical director), Angie Adkins (vocals), Alan Taylor (rhythm guitar) and John Stanway (lead guitar).
Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments. The programme includes works by Schumann and Brahms. Admission costs £5 at the door. Refreshments available.
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. The band meets on a Thursday evening during school terms at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church next to the Recreation Ground Sports Centre, Hillmorton Road. Contact details – Ann on 07790 678737.
Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Ansty Working Men’s Club, meet every Monday evening 8.30pm.
Molière’s rarely performed romantic comedy, The Sisterhood, is on at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry until Saturday, February 20. Tickets are priced from £12 to £27. Call 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk to book.
Rugby Operatic Society present Merrie England at Rugby Theatre from Tuesday February 16 to Saturday February 20. See www.rugbytheatre.co.uk call 01788 541234 for tickets.
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
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.
Eathorpe Beer Festival, Eathorpe Village Hall - free entry. Friday February 26, 5.30pm to 11pm; Saturday 27, 1pm to 11pm; Sunday 28, 1pm to 3pm, with 15 beers, two ciders, one perry, soft drinks. Families welcome. Call 01926 632575 for more information.
Bellydance Classes with Fulya, term times, The Dance Studio, second floor of the main building, Rugby College, Technology Drive CV21 1AR. Visit www.kookiekaftan.co.uk, email Lynne@kookiekaftan.co.uk or call 01327 843352 for details.
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 and 9pm; 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 WI 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 07733 360657 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 and films, geography, sports and leisure, science and nature, history, famous faces, music, etc. Monday 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.
Rugby & District Philatelic Society: meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthew’s 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): Monday term times - 10am-noon, Tuesday evenings 6.30pm to late Grosvenor Hotel; Wednesday evenings 5pm to late Rugby Hotel; second Saturday of the month 11am to 1pm. For more information please see
the Facebook group or call 07970
Deering’s Daytime WI extends a warm welcome to all ladies when we meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm. Join us for interesting talks, workshops and outings. We meet in Rogers Hall, Deering Road, Hillmorton, Rugby.
Further information from Alison on 01788 547661 or Josephine on 01788 542378.
Hillmorton United Ladies’ Group: Meets 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 to 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 hall.
Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group: Meets at 7pm at The Exchange (the Old Telephone Exchange), Albert Street, Rugby CV21 2SA on the second Thursday of each month (excluding January). Access is from the disability ramp in the car park. Telephone 01788 560406.
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
Lutterworth Speakers Club can help people increase confidence and overcome the fear of speaking in public. See www.LutterworthSpeakersClub.com
Ladies Second Hand Clothing Sale Sat. 13th February. 9.15-11.15am Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton. Various sizes - mostly 16-20, some smaller.
Rugby Ramblers: Saturday February 20, Polesworth 9 mile walk. Meet at 8.55am, Orchard Centre Car Park. Bring packed lunch. Contact Phil & Mary, Tel 02476 544891
Rugby Ramblers: Saturday February 21, Stow-on-the-Wold choice of 12 and 15 mile walk. Meet at 8.25am, top of Barby Road. Bring packed lunch. Contacts Allan P/Judy & Nigel, Tel 02476 542980/02476 545521
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
Military Fitness circuits: Indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby.
See www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk or call 07976 044282.