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.
Vocal ensemble Quarto give a concert at St Andrew’s church, Rugby on Friday May 20 at 7.30 pm as part of the church’s Open Door series. The programme will include works by Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn. The four-part group perform regularly in the Midlands. Admission costs £5 at the door. Refreshments are available at the interval
Local motorbike groups Rugby RAG and Rugby Free Riders will join resources to host Rugby Bikefest’s launch party at the St Thomas Cross, Newton on Saturday May 21 at 6pm, with live bands, rock disco and overnight camping. Tickets £5 on the gate. All proceeds will be donated to Warwickshire & Solihull Blood Bikers.
Bilton Silver Band play at St Margaret’s Church, Crick, NN6 7TP, on Saturday May 21 starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 or £5 for school students and are available from Crick Post Office or on the door. Glass of wine or soft drink included. Raffle available. The church is accessible to wheelchairs. All proceeds to the Friends of St Margaret’s for church restoration.
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 8pm.
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
The Rugby Collection exhibition: runs at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum until Saturday June 11. Rugby Art Gallery and Museum opens from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and from 12 noon to 4pm on Bank Holidays. Visit www.ragm.co.uk for more information.
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Fosse Way hosts 50,000 spiders, scorpions and other insects at the The British Tarantula Society’s annual exhibition, which will attract visitors from as far away as America, Asia and Europe, from 11am until 4pm on Sunday May 22. Academics will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be competitions and a chance to meet some of the leading experts in the field. Tickets, costing £5 for adults and £4 for children, are available on the day at the event. For more information visit www.exhibition.thebts.co.uk or e-mail email@example.com
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.
Barn dance event in aid of the Air Ambulance at Rugby Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club on Saturday May 21 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5.
Draycote Water Sailing Club is holding an open day to encourage potential sailors of all ages to come out on the water and have a go at sailing or windsurfing from 11am to 4pm. Call 01788 814418 or visit www.draycotewater.co.uk
Rotary Plant Sale, including a large variety of bedding plants & bulbs, on Saturday May 21 from 10am to 1pm at St Andrew’s Church, Rugby. Free entrance. Tea and coffee available to purchase. All money raised will be donated to Myton Hospice. Call 01788 576258 for more information. Organised by the Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast.
Cawston Grange WI Lite: Meets the third Thursday of every month (7.30pm to 9.30pm) at Cawston Community Hall. A WI for women of the 21st century. All welcome to a varied programme of activities, talks and the odd bit of salsa. For more information, visit Cawstongrangewilite.co.uk
Art & Craft: make your own keepsake book. Make your own pages using various techniques. A combination of a wide range of materials and any personal photos and items can be included. Quick and easy cards can be made using the same techniques. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm, £10, contact Toni: 07814 152 830
Tea Leaf Tales: a drama group aimed at young people with learning difficulties, covering storytelling, mime and performance. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm, £2.50. Contact Kate: 07816 575 156.
Thursday Threads: a relaxing afternoon with tea and chat whilst learning about knitting, crochet and sewing. Bring your own project or learn a new skill. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, 2pm to 4pm, £10. Contact Lynne: 07542 236 760
Craft Workshops: Make time for yourself, and join like minded people for a sociable evening. All types of art and craft are covered. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Thursdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm, £10. Contact Kate: 07816 575 156
Pottery workshop, available to people of all levels and abilities. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby Fridays 1pm to 3pm, £10. Contact Kate: 07816 575 156
Children’s Craft Classes. Two experienced artists teach a combination of pottery and experimental techniques, including paper skills, print and batik. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Saturdays 10am to 12 noon, eight years plus, £10. Contact Toni: 07814 152 830
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Rugby Ramblers: Sunday May 22, Birdlip, Gloucester, choice of walks 12 or 15 miles. Bring a packed lunch. Meet at 8.25am, top of Barby Rd. Contact Vale & Bob, Tel 07910 290713
Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday May 25, Cosford, 5 miles. Meet at 7pm at The Crown, Newbold-on-Avon. Contact Anne-Marie, Tel 07528 205450
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 email@example.com for
Military Fitness circuits: Indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby.
See www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk or call 07976 044282.