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What is so super about superfoods?


o you know your maca from your matcha? Does camu camu confuse you?

Superfood powders are a rapidly growing section of the health food market but if you aren’t the smoothie sipping type then you may be oblivious to their existence. Here is a what’s what of the superfood world by registered nutritional therapist Eva Humphries. Before we begin this list, let’s focus on why you’d bother in the first place. After all our populations have existed and even thrived without that ancient berry from the depths of the rainforest that everyone on social media is buzzing about. The term superfood refers to a nutrient-rich food that is considered to be especially beneficial for health. Put simply, these foods can enhance our existing diets with great ease by adding essential vitamins and minerals that would otherwise be harder to obtain. Take baobab powder for example. Just two teaspoons has the same amount of vitamin C and twice as much fibre as an orange but unlike the orange you don’t have to peel it. Think of superfood powders as the latest convenience foods with the great exception that they are actually good for you.

Maca Grown high in the mountains of South America, this root is a distant cousin of broccoli and is especially prized for its adaptogenic benefits. Adaptogens are

thought to adapt to your bodies needs during times of stress by supporting the adrenal gland (the part of your body that is responsible for releasing the stress hormones).

Baobab This African fruit originates from the “tree of life” and dries naturally on its branches. It is high in Vitamin C which can contribute to better immune function and healthy skin.

Matcha Matcha is a finely ground, pure green tea powder. Originally cultivated by Zen Buddhists, matcha is thought to bring greater mental clarity.

Camu camu Grown on small bushy trees in the Amazon region, this cherry-like fruit is dried and ground to produce an antioxidant-rich powder. It is thought to be especially beneficial for the immune system and for repair.

Mushrooms Reishi, chaga, lion’s mane and maitake are all medicinal mushrooms that are growing in popularity thanks to their varied applications. They are adaptogenic, some evidence suggests they may contribute to lowering cholesterol and they strengthen the immune system.

Eva Humphries is a Nottingham based nutritionist, founder of Wholefood Warrior and appreciator of good food. Eva holds health and wellbeing talks on topics including the basics of nutrition, improving energy and detoxing. Visit for more information.


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HAPPY 2017

TO ALL OUR READERS!!! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday full of laughter and love! January is typically the month when we all set ourselves goals. Lose weight, drink less, move more and the list goes on. Well this year we have some great advice and ideas from our regular contributors to help. Thanks to Eva, Wholefood Warrior and Abby, The Fishwife’s Kitchen. Readers, you are in safe hands!! Don’t forget to keep entering our great competitions. You have to be in it to WIN it... Happy Reading Ali, Cat, Sarah & Francine

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The Nottingham Centre’s Winter programme continues in to the New Year as follows: February 9th at 2.15pm - ‘Far and Away’, by Josanne Peet: the fascinating story of the Nottinghamshire Emigrants to The New World in the 19th Century.

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Talks take place at the Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. Admission: £3 members, £4 visitors, who are always very welcome. Excursions Saturday 7th January 2017 – a local walk, with public transport, Bulwell to Nuthall. Tel John or Felicity Crofts for more information: 0115 9162038 Wednesday 15th February 2017. ‘Snowdrops Excursion’ to Belton House Gardens and Oakham Castle, by coach. Cost £20 to include the essential cream tea! Contact Sylvia. Monday 20th March 2017 – a walk with public transport - Chesterfield. Telephone John or Felicity Crofts as above. For information about the Nottingham Centre (supporting National Trust) contact Barbara Mc.Donald, tel:9757800, email: or the website –

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If you run a support group or organisation and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group - if you are affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk

to others in a similar situation, you are welcome to join our group. We meet at the Nottingham City Hospital between 7 and 9pm on the 2nd Thursday every other month. Partners always welcome. For further information either ring Self Help Nottingham on 0115 911 1661 or email NottsGOSH - (Nottingham Gynae - Oncology Support & Help group) offer support in the aftermath of various gynae cancers. Support, info, understanding or simply a cuppa. Meetings held bi-monthly on the last Tues of the month at Maggies Cancer Care Centre, Notts City Hospital from 6.30-8.30pm. For more info call Sue Mills on 0115 969 1169 ext 56162 Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who would like to meet with other women and men who have shared similar experiences. Meet 3rd Thursday monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 or 07870 771326 or Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Tuesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm at Antenna, 15 Beck St, NG3 3BP. For info contact Wendy - ADHD - a support group for adults with ADHD. Meet 3rd Monday of month 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982 2573 for more info. Cutting Back - Self-help group for women who self-harm. Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more information call 07930 713530 or email: Dyslexia Action, Nottingham - specialist tuition for literacy and numeracy for all ages. Full psychological assessments. Exam access arrangements. Awareness training for schools, colleges, work-based trainers and employers. Our Nottingham Office is based at 2 King Street, NG1 2AS. Please phone 0115 948 3849 for more information and a free consultation. Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-toface advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor: or call 07973 113 882 Framework’s EVE Works - Helps unemployed people into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments and training eg. confidence building/interveiw skills. Tel: 0800 111 4262 or email: eve@ Positive Outcomes - a self help group for people who aim to control their drinking - cutting down or cutting it out. Meet Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Nottingham City Centre. For group contact details: Self Help Nottingham Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE to people with terminal illness & their carers. For a few hours each week, our trained volunteers visit people at home offering companionship & support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or email: Visit for more info. Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact Sam or Alison on 0115 962 1153 Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up. Carer’s Support Group - meet alternate Fridays 10am - 12pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Sam or Alison: 0115 962 1153. ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MESH is Nottingham’s self help group for people with ME/CFS. We have socials & run weekly relaxation, gentle moves & breathing sessions. Some joint events with people who have fibromyalgia. Contact Richard on 0115 925 2586 or email: Nottingham Arthritis Care Self Help Group - we support people with any type of arthritis. We meet last Friday of each month at Sherwood Community Centre from 11am - 1pm. For more info call Muriel Weisz on 0115 920 9100 Gateway Women - a group to support women who don’t have children by circumstances not by choice. http:// was started by Jody Day. The Nottingham group meet 1st Saturday of the month at Patisserie Valerie at 11am. For more info contact Sally on 07796 318046. Nottingham Self Help Group for People who Stammer - meet alternate Tuesdays at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Mathew: 0115 953 2177. Hard of Hearing/Deaf - Hard of Hearing Social Group (2nd and 4th Friday, 10am-2pm), Social Night (1st and 3rd Thursday, 7pm till late) and lip-reading classes (days and evening). For further details phone 0115 970 0516, text 07817275253, or email Sherwood Lunch Club - £3.20 for a 3 course meal with tea or coffee. Contact Sam or Alison: 0115 9621153. Nottingham Breast Cancer Support Group - Meet on 3rd Tuesday of each month at Nottingham City Hospital in the main waiting room at the Breast Institute from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Our aim is to offer emotional, mutual and practical support to each other, partners, family and friends. For more info call Jackie Wheeler on 01949 20460. Irish Community Cancer Group - self help group for people affected by cancer in the Irish community. Meet the last Wed of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm at Self Help Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities? Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with like minded people, join Nottinghamshire Allsorts. email: or visit: Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 958 4278 from 9am to 9pm. Bariatric Support Group Nottingham - Nottingham’s first support group for those who are waiting for, or have had any type of bariatric surgery. Carers, friends and family welcome. We meet 2nd Tues of the month 7pm - 9pm at the Hyson Green Community Centre, 37a Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE. For more infol: 0754 621 5757 1pm - 4pm

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Contact the Elderly - are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and

over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or for more info. Kings Money Advice Centre - offers free, impartial debt advice. Please go to or phone 0115 920 7399. Carewatch in Nottingham - is a friendship centre for over 55’s living in the Nottingham area. We are open weekdays from 9.30am - 2.30pm & offer hot meals, drinks & snacks as well as activities like easy exercise, card making, speakers, bingo & party days. Based at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Westville Gardens, off Woodborough Road, Nottingham, NG3 4QF. Tel: 0115 9856959 Depression - group meeting every month in Arnold, also one to one meetings available, limited spaces available. To find out more or to book your place please call Roxanne on 07988 083224 or email: Coping with Anxiety - meet first & third Tuesday, 7pm til 9pm, monthly at Sherwood Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Sherwood. For more info call Albert Godfrey on 0115 967 9409 or email: Connecting Families - for family matters. We are passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott for information on 07877 583529 or email: Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help support group for those who have experienced the suicide of a family member or someone close. For more information call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) or visit SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led meetings are held in Nottingham on Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Aching Arms - is a charity that brings comfort following the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after. For more information visit Nottingham Counselling Service - not-for-profit service providing high quality affordable counselling for anyone aged 16 & over in the Nottinghamshire area. Accredited services include individual, couples & employer assistance counselling. To find out more call 0115 950 1743 or email: Located at Unit 5, Victoria Centre, Kent St, NG1 3LZ. Open 9am-8pm weekdays. Minimal waiting times. Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a self help group for people with these medical conditions. For more information please go to Over The Rainbow Parkinsons Support Group - support for ANYONE affected by Parkinsons Disease. Our aims are to enjoy life & have fun. Monthly meeting with buffet lunch 11am - 1pm, 2nd Saturday at Southwell. Email: or call Sandra & Michael on 01636 812399 Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider. Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page) Smile! Stop Hate Crime - raises awareness and tackles disability hate crime. People with learning disabilities should not have to put up with harrassment and violence. REPORT it to the police on 101. Nottingham Adult Sibling Group - do you have a brother or sister with life-long learning disability or autism? Would you like to meet others with similar experiences? Come along to our support group & gain information & support as a sibling. To register to attend the group visit Notts Peer to Peer Network - information for users of Mental Health services in Nottinghamshire and their carers. Gateway Drop In, for mutual support, information, occasional outings and talks at St Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S) every Wed 1.30 to 3.30pm. For more information email: or write: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or visit: Chernobyl Children’s Life Line (CCLL) Nottingham - providing respite care holidays for children from Belarus & Ukraine who are affected by the ongoing consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Interested? Tel: 01949 842383 or email: or visit: Dizzy Self Help Group - is for anyone in the Nottingham area with balance problems, whatever the cause. The group’s bi-monthly meetings are a social occasion, with speakers on a variety of topics, to provide an opportunity to meet fellow sufferers and for mutual support. Meetings take place between 2 and 4pm at Self -Help Nottingham, 32-34 Pelham Street, Nottingham. Just turn up at a meeting or ring Jeff on 0115 8451360 Adoption Open Evening - first Thursday monthly. Adopt Together opens it’s doors for anyone considering adoption. Come along for a chat with our friendly adoption team between 6pm - 7.30pm at our West Bridgford office, 7 Colwick Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5FR. For more info visit or 0115 9558811 Recover from Separation & Divorce Course - an 8 week course starting soon to help anyone struggling with the effects of relationship breakdown. At a city centre location. Contact Judy or Phil on 0115 779 1315 or email: judy. MS Society - Nottingham and District Branch Drop-in meeting, the 2nd Wednesday every month at Brookfields Garden Centre, Mapperley Plains from 2pm - 3.30pm. We meet in the rear of the cafe. It’s an informal event with a friendly group of people affected by MS including carers and family. No charge, no need to book. Just turn up or contact Doug for more information. Tel: 0115 966 3582 Breathe Easy Gedling - a support network for people with a respiratory condition, their families, friends & carers. We meet the 2nd Tues each month from 1pm-3pm at the Scout Hut, Calverton Road, Arnold, NG5 8DP Connecting Families - for family matters. We are passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott for information on 07877 583529 or email:

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New Day Club

The South Notts Flower Club Edwalton Church Hall, Wellin Lane NG12 4AP

10 Jan Patterns of Nature by Roma Berridge.

14 Feb February Flair by Ian Buxton Meetings start at 7.30pm. £10. All welcome. Day Service for ALL adults with particular emphasis on people with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Asperger and Down Syndrome. We welcome adults of all ages with mild and moderate needs. We offer a safe place to meet friends and build relationships. We are open in the evenings and on Saturdays to reduce social isolation and loneliness. We offer a multilingual service. At the centre we speak English, Polish, Lithuanian, Russian and basic French. Contact: New Day Club Church of St Aidan and St Chad 20 Cromwell Street, Carlton NG4 1EN

07716 188 599 (24 hours)

For more information Tel. 923 2615

The Dover Beck Flower Club Burton Joyce Village Hall, NG14 5EY 7 for 7.30pm - Visitors (£6) welcome

Jan 19th - AGM & guest speaker Feb 16th - “The Language of Flowers” - Ann Gater For more information and tickets please call 0115

965 4745

Calverton & District Funeral Service 24 hour service | Modern fleet & horse drawn funerals Motorcycle funerals | Green burials Private chapel of rest 20 St Wilfrid’s Square, Calverton, Nottingham, NG14 6FP

Tel: 0115 965 5588

Proprietors: Craig Henderson & Simon Bodkin With Golden Charter pre-paid funerals Funeral plans to suit everyone

Your local independent funeral service Serving Calverton, Woodborough, Oxton, Lambley, Epperstone, Lowdham, Burton Joyce, Arnold, Ravenshead and the surrounding areas. To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email:


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Formal Masked Valentine’s Ball

Rotary Club of Mapperley and Arnold

Saturday 11th February 2017 7:00 for 7:30pm (Carriages at 1:00am)

Colwick Hall

Racecourse Road, Nottingham NG2 4BH

Supporting ‘Forever Stars’, a charity for bereaved parents of stillborn births. Amazing live music from ‘TRISTRAM SHANDY’ Vocal Harmony Band - plus Disco, in the presence of ‘Forever Stars’ patron: Anne Davies (BBC Local News) Tickets available from: Richard Shacklock 07974 940019, Email: or Richard Pannell 07860 394101 (before 31st January 2017)

Tickets are £8 and are available online at and from Burton Joyce Post Office and Delights

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TUE Spanish Next Stage Beginners Job Club (FREE)

Card Making Workshop

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(A pleasant change and support for those who care for people with dementia)

We have a chairlift to classroom and IT suite on upper floor.

Places are limited so put your name down as soon as possible. There is a £10 registration fee, refundable within 3 months providing you attend your course. Courses commence January 2017. Generally, fees are now £4.00 per hour, payable on the first day of your course. If you receive benefits you may qualify for free learning; bring evidence of benefits with you on the first day of your course. For further information about course content and duration call into The CORE Centre or telephone for a chat.

Sight Clinic free Monday Monday 16 January 10.00 – 12.00(check dates for Nov, Dec, Jan) Carers Hub/Connect free every Third Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00 in support of carers and those they care for Counselling Therapy with Lynda Britchford (Dip Hyp CS) nominal £5 per session by appointment Lauren Greenhalgh – Family Solicitor - free family legal advice clinic by appointment

Card Making Workshop

TUE 10.00 – 12.00 Bobbin Lace Making THUR 10.00 – 12.00 TUE 11.00 – 13.00 Computing Improvers Seated Yoga for Less Mobile TUE 13.00 – 15.00 THUR 14.00 – 15.00 (Free) French Next Stage Beginners TUE 13.15 – 15.15 Citizens Advice Bureau free Every Monday - limited appointments; first come, first served Hearing Clinic free Every First Thursday 1.15 – 2.15 pm Dementia Carers Club free Every Second Thursday 1.30 – 3.30 pm Stop Press!!! Stop Press!!!

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Courses starting January 2017

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Job Club (FREE) Sex, Lies & Relationships (Handwriting Analysis) Confidence & Assertiveness Note: starts 21/02/17 Computing for Beginners


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will be at the Theatre Royal from 14th - 18th March 2017 For tickets and info: 0115 989 5555 All correct answers will be entered into a draw. The winner will be notified by Monday 6th March 2017. The performance is 7.30pm.

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If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Woodborough W.I - meet on 3rd Monday every month at Woodborough Village Hall at 7.30pm. For more information call President, Yvonne O’Donnell on 0115 965 5482.

Burton Joyce and Bulcote W.I - meet on 2nd Thursday every month at 7.00pm in Burton Joyce Village Hall. Visitors

welcome. Contact number: 0115 931 2313. Lowdham Pantomime Group - meet every Wednesday, 8pm - 10pm from Sept - February. Children from 10 yrs. See website for further details: or contact the secretary: Jan Fish - 0115 966 4207 Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tues every other month (Jan, March, May, July, Sept) 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wed & a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 8pm -11pm. Tel: June 01773 777 204 or South Notts Alive & Kicking - Every Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. South Notts N.C.D.S.W is for the divorced, separated & widowed. Hand in friendship to all. Tel 01949 358154. Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nottingham (close to the Royal Centre) on 1st Tuesday each month at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact Jenny on 01623 491331. Woodcarving Club - Tuesdays: 1.30 - 3.30pm & 7 - 9pm at Sherbrook Scout Camp, Mansfield Lane, Calverton (Sept to mid-June). Small friendly group, beginners very welcome. Tools & tuition provided. Contact Brian - 0115 841 6996 Nottingham Flower Club - Invites you to discover a new talent by joining us on a Thursday evening at the Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Jane Walden - 0115 937 5343. Patterns & Plains Patchwork & Quilting Group - meet 2nd & 4th Weds monthly - 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Arnold. Call 0115 9939106 after 7pm for info. New members welcome. Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt - lectures held 6 times a year -plus special events & trips. New members welcome - expect a warm, friendly welcome. For further info call 01246 276771 or Woodborough Bridge Club - meets every Thursday evening, 7pm at Woodborough Village Hall, Lingwood Lane. Friendly duplicate bridge; also opportunities for pairs events, match play & classes. Contact Jane (0115 965 2595) or enquiries@ See National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Monday in month 10.30-12pm followed by lunch 12.30-2.30pm at Masonic Hall, West Bridgford. For more info call 0115 950 3733. City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood St, Notts on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, meetings start at 10.30am. Interesting talks on many subjects plus optional lunch. Just turn up or call Robin on 0115 916 4774 or email: Nottingham Socialising - social group for 20 - 40’s. Events include pub nights, quizzes, walks, classical concerts and any other social event - find us on facebook. Kindred Spirits Notts - Many social activities a month in & around Nottinghamshire, including coffee mornings, day trips & exercise classes. There are no fees. Find out more by calling 0115 844 0011. Bootlace Buddies - Bootlace Buddies is a small and friendly walking club for single people born in the 1950s and 1960s. We walk in the local area on Sundays and sometimes walk or cycle on Wednesdays. For more information visit www. French speaking group - French speakers, native or not, meet monthly at various venues in & around Nottingham to keep up with the language. Good conversation French required. Join our group on Facebook: “The Nottingham Frogs” or email A bientot. Nova - new friends for single people. Call at the Mapperley Plains Social Club, Mapperley Top, Thursdays from 8pm & pick up our programme of monthly social events. For info: or phone Paul on 07973 872213. Chair Based Exercise - new members welcome. Free weekly classes at 1.45pm Tuesdays & seated yoga class Thurs 2pm-3pm at The CORE Centre, 17 St Wilfred’s Square, Calverton. Call 0115 847 0551 for info on our other classes. Burton Joyce Players - put on two plays and a pantomime each year. We rehearse on Monday and Wednesday evenings in Burton Joyce village hall. For more details contact Mel Reynolds on Burton Joyce Community Market - takes place in Burton Joyce Village Hall, NG14 5EY second Saturday morning of every month from 10am-12.30pm. Entry is free & there is a wide range of stalls. Funds raised from table hire goes towards the upkeep of the hall. Any enquiries to: Sally Smith on 0115 9312766. Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tuesday at The Vale Hotel, Mansfield Rd, Daybrook. Speaker & lunch. Do come along and meet a group of very interestimg, like minded people. Call Bob 0115 822 4642 or Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 8.30pm at The Lion, Mosely St, NG7 7FQ. No membership fees, no playing fees. The Lion is a Real Ale Pub. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. The Nottingham Group of the Hardy Plant Society - welcomes everyone interested in plants & gardening. We meet 2nd Friday monthly from Sept - April at St Paul’s Church Hall, Boundary Rd, West Bridgford. Doors open at 7pm with a speaker at each meeting. For further info go to uk; email or phone Carol on 0115 914 2474. The British Sugarcraft Guild - meet 2nd Friday of month (except Dec) at 7.30pm, Burton Joyce Village Hall, Trent Lane. Visitors & new members always welcome. No experience necessary. For more info call Jackie: 07708 035311 or

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Burton Joyce Bowls Club - the Poplars Sports Ground, Station Road. For further info 0115 8447 167 Woodborough Bridge Club - meet every Thursday, 7pm at Woodborough Village Hall. EBU affliated. Visitors welcome.

Contact Jane on 0115 965 2595 or Lambley Historical Society - meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7.30pm in the Lowdham W.I. Hall. New members or visitors are always welcome. For information call Kay Winfield: 0115 9313646 or John Smith: 0115 9313066 Lowdham WI - meet at 7.30pm on 2nd Monday of the month (except January) at Lowdham WI Hall. Visitors welcome. For more information call 0115 966 3035 BJU3A - educational/ cultural/ social activities for retired/ semi-retired people of any age. Monthly meeting and 30+ interest groups. Meetings - 1.45pm at BJ Village Hall. For further information contact 0115 931 4290 or visit website Lambley WI - meet 2nd Monday every month at 7.30pm in Lambley Village Hall. Visitors always welcome. Contact Michelle: michelle.church156@btinternet or call 0115 779 3623 Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. Soroptimist International - a group of women who meet 1st & 3rd Monday monthly at Willoughby Hall, Notts University Main Campus. We carry out projects to support women & girls at local & international level. Join us for fun, friendship & to help with these projects. For more info & contact: Trent Valley Art Group - meets on Monday afternoons 1.30 - 3.30 in Burton Joyce & surrounding areas. We paint and sketch out of doors in fine weather and work indoors in winter weather. We take part in local art exhibitions & events working with beginners & more advanced students. For more info call 0115 931 2422 to speak to the tutor. Making Tracks Walking Group - is for single adults aged 40+ who share a love for the outdoors. 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Nottingham Organ Society - Bonington Theatre. 1st Monday in the month at 7.30pm. Come along and listen to an evening of light musical entertainment. Tickets available at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham. Call 0115 956 0733 New Life Friendship Club - for active over 50’s. Full programme of events each month - (daytime only) day trips, theatre, strolls, walks, meals out, places of interest. For further details contact Joan 929 0902, or email: Lowdham Bowls Club - join us for casual or competitive sport and all year round social activities. We are on Main Street next to the village hall, opposite The Old Ship Inn. For further information call Steve on 0115 931 2889. Nottingham Oddfellows - are you lonely & want to get out and meet people in a social & friendly atmosphere? Come along & meet us on the first Friday monthly @ 11am - Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, NG1 4EZ. For more info call Karen on 01949 843727 or All welcome. Lowdham History Society - meet at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month (Sept - April) in the Lowdham WI Hall. New members & visitirs always welcome to hear varied & interesting speakers. For more info call Maureen Handley: 0115 966 9462 Dover Beck Flower Club - meet 3rd Thursday monthly at Burton Joyce Village Hall. For more info call 0115 965 4745. Nottingham Writers’ Club - meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays (evenings) monthly in the city centre. We welcome everyone who loves to write - aspiring, published or unpublished - and all genres are catered for. For information please contact Phil on 0115 938 4098 Seated Yoga Class - Thursdays 2-3pm at The CORE Centre, 17 St Wilfred’s Square, Calverton. Free. New members very welcome. Call 0115 847 0551 or just turn up! Lowdham Bridge Club - come and meet some friendly folk on a Monday morning & have an enjoyable game of Rubber Acol Bridge at Lowdham WI Hall 10am - 12.30pm. Contact Harry Healey on 966 3434 or email: harrychrishealey@gmail. com for further details. All levels & abilities welcome. £10 introductory fee + £2 weekly table fee. Includes refreshments. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Gedling Local Members’ Group - meets regularly throughout the year for local walks & hosts an informative talks programme each autumn/winter in Burton Joyce. For details of activities & events please visit: or contact Gary Wood on 0115 920 5940 Nottingham CHA Walking Group - would like to invite new members to local weekday or weekend walks further afield. For more details please call 0115 927 4869 or email: Friends of Nottingham Museums - monthly meetings with speakers, held on Saturdays at 2pm in Studio 1, Nottingham Castle. Further info: Janet Livesley 0115 922 1734 Woodthorpe Huffers & Puffers Running Club - for all abilities - 2 miles to marathon! Meet at Thackerays Lane Park (behind Vale pub) 3 times a week. 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August & December. Meetings at Bonington House (Labour Club), High St, Arnold. Details: Email: or tel: 0115 920 0626 or write to:144 Surgeys Lane, Arnold, NG5 8GB Burton Joyce Senior Citizens’ Club - meeting on the first Tuesday of each month in the Old Church Hall, Main Street, Burton Joyce at 7pm except February and August when we have outings. We have a varied programme of talks & activities throughout the year. Visitors and new members always welcome. For more info call Rachel on 0115 931 2413

Ellenismos Greek Dancing - Monday evenings 9pm-9.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Wollaton Park Road. New members welcome, call Margaret on 01332 391608 or email:

The Nottingham Locksley Club - offering friendship & dancing on Tues night @ Basford Conference Centre to all single, separated, divorced and widowed. Ring Ken for more details on 01773 530383 The Nottingham Mechanics - 3 North Sherwood St, Nottingham, NG1 4EZ. A centre for everyone. Meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere. A host of groups to join including music, Writers’ Club, Poetry Society, Family History, Keep Fit, Film Shows etc. For membership details contat: or 0115 941 7353 Bishops Eight Square Dance Club - for people who want to make new friends, have some fun, take gentle exercise and learn how to square dance. We meet every Thursday at The Old School, Cropwell Bishop at 7.30pm. For more info call Kath - 01949 860843 Calverton Cricket Club - welcomes players and juniors (age 14+) to indoor nets at Nottingham High School. Every Tuesday 7.15 - 8.15pm. Begins on 10 January until 28 March 2017. Contact Richard Lee 077344 11010 or Scott Andrew 07965 4539402 Nottinghack - a place where you can make anything. Free open evening 6.30-9.30pm every Wed at Unit F6, BizSpace, Roden House Business Centre, Nottingham, NG3 1JH. For more info visit:

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“What women face, often on a daily basis, is absolutely unacceptable and can be extremely distressing. Nottinghamshire Police is committed to taking misogynistic hate crime seriously and encourages anyone who is affected by it to contact us without hesitation. “The work we are doing with Nottingham Women’s Centre is so valuable and I am looking forward to continuing that work.” If you have been a victim of hate crime call your local police on 101.

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You’ve got into a rut of projecting your inner anxieties regarding what others think of you outwards; creating (what you believe are) real obstacles and issues to pursuing your dreams. Don’t you know that you’re bigger and brighter than the characterised re-telling of you by other people? Well, you’re about to realise this, and discover the right place for your unique gifts to shine. Be ready to start developing them even further (ignoring what others might think).

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You’re dying to move and improve where and how you live, and you’ve put yourself on the hook to work your socks off until you can. You’re liberated by the realisation that you alone control your life, and with that freedom comes equal responsibility to make something of it. You’re already focusing on the next goal, and your effort WILL be rewarded, so relax and enjoy the ride (p.s. do not succumb to old, bad habits- because you’re moving onwards and upwards!).

Where do you feel most oppressed, burdened or overworked in your life? You’re about to make a bold move to stimulate change here; one requiring risk, faith and swift decisiveness. Don’t overthink it- DO it. Once this change is initiated, your life will regain its forward momentum and you can tune back into the wise intuition that guides your best decisions and hunches. Make no apologies for the change you create. It’s for the best.

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Lowdham at Christmas by Bob Massey

In the 1800’s it was traditional for firms, large households and local gentlemen to give or arrange Christmas parties or new year entertainment for their workers, servants and the elderly in the area where they lived and worked. Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol describes one such party attended by the young Ebenezer Scrooge during the time he was employed at Fuzziwigs. It was the time of year when everyone who could, pushed the boat out and had a good time and made arrangements for those less well off to also benefit from their good fortune.

On Monday 28th December 1885 a big party was held at the National School Rooms in Lowdham. Organised for 120 local elderly residents, it was planned by some of the more wealthy local gentlemen of the area headed by Mr Charles Simkins of Lowdham Lodge. Everyone involved contributed to the funds and additional money was raised within two weeks. In all about 150 people were involved in the project including many neighbouring churches, along with local political and social organisations, led by these generous gentlemen.

All the people invited were of retirement age or in needy circumstances; here to enjoy the hospitality of their neighbours. It was agreed that the entertainment was to be on an extensive scale. The school room was lavishly decorated for the occasion with evergreens, flags and banners with seasonal inscriptions and mottos displayed. On the day, the meal was proceeded by the vicar Rev J.H Brown saying grace. This was followed by the serving of the meal which went without a hitch, even though there were a large number of people to serve quickly. At the end of this meal Rev Brown proposed a toast to her Majesty the Queen (Victoria) to whom he was sure (he said) “will be well honoured because all present were loyal to the throne”. This brought great applause. He then proposed a toast to the presence of “this goodly company of guests”. Songs and recitations then followed and at 10pm the party ended with the singing of Auld Langs Syne. On the Tuesday night an entertainment was held in the same venue on behalf of the local cricket and football clubs. The acts consisted of songs and recitations in the first half with a farce entitled Borrowed Plumes making up the second half. The cast consisted of local players composed of Mr E.H Reddish, Mr Oliver Gregg, Mr A.Handley, Miss A.Marlow and Miss E.Reddish. The show was enthusiastically received. On the Wednesday yet another show was performed with songs and recitations again in the first half and in the second half a comic sketch entitled Furnishing Apartments. The cast consisted of two performers from previous night along with three others; Mr G.A Gregg, Mr E.H Reddish, Mr Oliver Gregg, Mr A.Reddish and Mr A.Cornill. All in all three nights of festivities for everyone to enjoy.

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We all love the nostalgia of the British seaside and proper fish and chips don't we? Well in the heart of Nottingham you can have a little bit of that and more at the George's Great British Kitchen. Pick up a newspaper (their ‘Proper British Menu’), sit in one of their beach huts, admire the quirky but stylish award winning restaurant design and then enjoy British food with a unique twist! We decided on a twist on the classic cod and mushy peas for our starters. Cod pakoras with a coriander and mint dip and also mushy pea fritters covered in crunchy seaweed batter. Every bit as nice as they sound. For mains, I went for the eye catching fish chowder in a toasted bread bowl. If you generally love fish and something a bit different, this is for you! My hubby made his usual burger choice with the lovely proper dirty double burger and wait for it..... twice cooked Stilton chips. They have to be tried!! The staff here are a particularly happy and helpful bunch, always nice!

There is an array of cocktails on offer too, ranging from splendid gin tipples to delectable sharing cocktails, served in a teapot with tea cups and saucers! Their trophy cabinet speaks volumes. They opened in 2014 and by 2015, they were winning awards for Best New Venue (Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards), Best International Restaurant Design and Best City Centre Experience at the Nottingham Post Food and Drink awards 2016.

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Friday 31st March

Superfood Soups and Shakes Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If you did, are you still on target or have you fallen at the first hurdle? I have only ever kept one New Year’s resolution in my entire life, but I optimistically try again every year. Most people attempt to “get fit” or stop smoking, or drink less or perhaps find a new job. Many of us resolve to “eat more healthily” and I am sure that many a New Year’s day is spent searching the back of the cupboards for the juicer that has been languishing there for the last couple of years, ready to juice or blend our almond butter and bee pollen or whatever this year’s “must have” ingredient is. We may even have a recipe book filled with “super smoothies”, miracle juice blends and cabbage soups promising to “detox” us and leave us with bright eyes and clear skin. The thing is, you have to be pretty committed to persevere

with wheatgrass, matcha and dandelion, and let’s be honest, most of them don’t taste all that pleasant, even if they are “doing us good”. But you can make some truly delicious and healthy soups and smoothies that will give you a real boost. These recipes are full of vitamins and nutrients that will help to revive flagging appetites after the excesses of the festive season and get you ready for the lighter evenings and milder days of spring. I can’t promise you’ll lose weight or cleanse your system or even feel 10 years younger, I can promise these are super tasty though, full of goodness and just that little bit different (and they don’t smell of grass cuttings!).

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Curried Coconut,

Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

and Kale Soup

Method You can either throw the lot in a slow cooker for 6 hours, or cook on the hob for around 2 ½ hours. Serve with crusty bread.

Peanut, Sweet Potato (this has a lot of ingredients, but is very, very simple to make, and hopefully most of them are already in your store cupboard) Ingredients (serves approx 8) 3 cloves of garlic, peeled & roughly chopped ½” knob of ginger, peeled & roughly chopped Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped Handful of parsley, roughly chopped 2 x jalapeno chillies Rock salt to taste 1 can full fat coconut milk I large leek 1 generous tsp cumin 1 generous tsp smoked paprika 1 generous tsp oregano 1 generous tsp mustard powder 1 generous tsp ginger powder 2 generous tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon I pt water I large sweet potato (roasted, roughly chopped, inc. skin) Approx 100g shelled peanuts (blended, with 2 parts water) 100g shelled peanuts (whole) I tin black lentils Fresh kale (roughly chopped) Juice of 1/2 lime

Banana Nutshake This is a truly delicious dairy-free shake which the kids will love too! Ingredients (serves 1) ½ a banana (peeled, chopped & placed in the freezer) 2 handfuls of unsalted cashew nuts & 150ml of water (to make the cashew milk, soak the nuts for at least 2 hours in water (2 parts water) then blend the nuts and water together for 1 and a half minutes) 5 pitted dates Ice cubes Method Pour the cashew milk in the blender and add the frozen banana pieces, the dates and 5/6 ice cubes. Blend for 1½ minutes. Sprinkle with flaked dark chocolate and serve. (Thanks to Jago Barnes at “The Little Vegan” for this super recipe)

Beetroot Coconut Latte Ingredients (serves 1) Half a boiled (not pickled!) beetroot 100ml boiling water Couple of drops of vanilla essence 5 drops maple syrup or honey 150ml coconut milk (or milk of your choice) Method Blend the beetroot with the boiled water, vanilla essence and maple syrup. Froth your coconut milk in a milk frother or in a pan with a frothing whisk (if you haven’t got either you could just use warm milk, but obviously you don’t get the bubbles!). Pour the milk over the beetroot juice base and serve.

3G Football Pitch is Coming to Gedling with £380,000 Grant

‘I deserve a second chance!’ A loving young dog who was abandoned as a puppy with others, has once again found herself homeless and is appealing for a new home.

Grassroots sport in Gedling is set to benefit from a major cash injection after Redhill Academy Trust and Gedling Borough Council were awarded a £381,309 grant from the Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund. The grant will enable the Redhill Academy Trust and the council to provide a first class football facility for training, competitive matches and wider community use for its partner clubs Gedling Southbank FC and Arnold Town and the wider footballing community in the borough. The new facility will comprise of a FIFA Quality Standard 106m by 70m 3rd Generation (3G) pitch with floodlighting and will be available 7 days a week to provide much needed increased capacity for the borough’s clubs and teams to use for both training and competitive matches. Cllr Henry Wheeler, Gedling Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, said: “I am delighted that the Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund, has awarded this grant. This fabulous new facility will enable participation in football from early year’s through to walking football for the older members of the community as well as providing a platform for the development of young football leaders, coaches, managers and officials, who are often the unsung heroes of the game but who are critical to the game’s success.”


Readers may recall the appalling case of 15 puppies dumped by the Erewash Canal in November 2013. Thanks to Nottingham based charity, Animal Accident Rescue Unit, all were rescued and found homes. Sadly now, however, one of them, Peppa, needs a new one. Her owner’s older dog has developed health issues and become aggressive towards Peppa, meaning the family is now forced to rehome her. At 3 years old, Peppa is friendly, likes children and dogs, and deserves a second chance! If you are interested in Peppa and would even like to meet her, please contact our Dog Adoption Officer on 07857 120774. This mobile number must not be used for any other purpose – or you can email the relevant volunteer at uk, who will reply as soon as possible. All potential adoptions need a successful homecheck. Totally reliant on volunteers and donations, the charity urgently needs more cat and dog fosterers in the Nottingham area. It does not deal with healthy strays/unwanted pets, but helps neglected, injured or vulnerable animals and birds. Anyone finding an animal needing emergency transport to a vet should leave a detailed message on 0115-9321555. For all rescued animals also still needing homes visit

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Elderly Pets One of the nice changes I have noticed over the last few years is that we now get to see lots of our pets living to much older ages, often remaining active and healthy. This is due to the brilliant partnership between owners, their vets and advances with nutrition and preventative medicines over this time. We regularly dogs into their teens, rabbits into second decade cats well over 20!

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As our pets become older they are potentially challenged with a variety of conditions and regular health checks such as vaccination or health club consults become even more important to help be proactive with their health care. These visits give the vet the chance to do a full health check and hopefully spot problems at an early stage. Important signs for owners to look out for are - Weight loss or weight gain - Decrease in mobility or increase in stiffness/ lameness

- Change in appetite, either up or down - Change in thirst, usually an increase - Lack of energy or increased breathlessness - Change in behaviour or attitude If you notice anything of concern then contact your vet to book a consult for a health review, many vets actually run dedicated Geriatric Clinics for their patients. As well as a full clinical examination the vets will often check urine and blood samples. If necessary your pet may need further tests such as ECGs, Ultrasound and X rays to get more information and a diagnosis. With modern techniques and better anaesthetics we now routinely operate on elderly pets especially doing dentals which can have a massive impact on their quality of life and ongoing health. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment we can not only extend our pets’ longevity but more importantly their quality of life!

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Lowdham Pantomime Group - meet every Wednesday, 8pm - 10pm from Sept - February. Children from 10 yrs. Performance takes place Feb half term week. See website for further details: www. or contact the secretary: Jan Fish - 0115 966 4207 Calverton Under 5’s Toddler Group - meets Tues 1.30 - 3pm (term time) at The Community Room, Manor Park Infant School, Flatts Lane, Calverton. £1.25 per family inc refreshments. Contact Pauline on 07973 220052 Calverton Toy Library - Baptist Church Hall, The Nook - Mon 1.30pm-3pm, Thurs 9.30am-11am. £1.50 per family inc refreshments. Contact Pauline on 07973 220052. Lowdham Colts Youth Football Club- FA Charter Standard Club - Ages 5-18. Friendly, fun football. Midweek evening training & Saturday league football. Academy (5 to 7yrs) 9.30am Sat mornings on Lowdham Playing Fields. For more info: or call Dave Johnson on 07733 310201. Email: Calverton Cricket Club - Juniors age 7-14. Indoor nets at Nottingham High School. Every Tues 6.15pm-7.15pm, begins on 10 January until 28 March. Contact Richard Lee 07734411010 or Scott Andrew 07965 4539402 Absolute Triathlon Club - Expert swim, bike & run coaching for ages 8 - 14yrs, all abilities. We meet Thursdays 5pm - 7.15pm(term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit for more information. St Helen’s Baby & Toddler Group - Old Church Hall, Main Street, Burton Joyce (next to chip shop). Mon & Thurs 9.30am - 11am (term time), email: The Windmill Kindergarten Pre-School Playgroup - a small friendly group offering a safe and stimulating environment for children from 2 yrs to school age. Open Mon-Fri (term time only) from 9am to 3pm at the Free Church, Chesterfield Drive, Burton Joyce. Call Linda on 07800 509190. Air Cadets - 2418 Sherwood Squadron - activities include flying, gliding, shooting.For 13-18yr olds. Tues & Thurs 7-9pm. Wesley St, Carrington. Tel: 0115 962 3318 or Carlton Lifesaving Club - Sats 5pm - 6pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.8yrs +. For more info call 0115 808 4508 or visit Gedling Colliery Cricket Club - run Kwik cricket sessions for 7 to 11 yr olds, along with hardball teams for ages 11-15. Please contact Andrew on 07891 654978 for details. Shake, Rattle & Rhyme - songs, movement & rhyme for babies to pre-schoolers. Mon, St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe, 10am - 11am: Thur, Westdale Lane Comm. Centre. 9.45am - 10.45am. Call Jo on 0115 960 9599 or Ruth on 07779 699564 or

Rainbows, Brownies & Guides - for information on groups in NG14 call free on 0800 169 5901 or visit Bleasby Playgroup - a friendly baby & toddler group for parents & carers. Meet at Bleasby Village Hall Mondays 9.15-11.15am, term time only. Come & join us for fun play & craft activities followed by singing/storytime. £2 per family inc.snack & drink for all. Contact Victoria: 079866 10692

Nottingham BMX Race Track - Nottingham Outlaws BMX club run coaching sessions Saturdays: 9.30am onwards. Gates Thur (Spring/Summer) & Sun (Winter). Also BMX races. For more or facebook: Nottinghamoutlawsbmxclub or visit www. Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell. Lowdham Preschool - providing preschool education for 2-5 year olds in Lowdham Village Hall. Mon, Wed & Thurs 9 - 3pm, Tues 9-1pm & Fri 9-12pm. Rated “Outstanding in all areas” by Ofsted. Specialising in outdoor play, language & arts. Contact 07960 859178 or visit Sing and Play - baby & toddler group for parents/carers. Meet @ Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Lowdham. Wed 10am - 11.30am, term time only. Play & crafts, snack for children then a singalong with piano. £1 per family. Just turn up or contact Jeanette on 07925 011821 Lowdham and Epperstone Happy Tots - two village toddler groups; meet on Monday 9.45 - 11.15am Eppertone Village Hall and on Friday 9.30 - 11am Lowdham WI Hall. Contact us at or

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Nottingham Boys Choir - does your son enjoy singing? NBC rehearses in St Paul’s Church, Carlton on Wednesday evenings 6.15 - 7.30pm. Take a look at our website: or just drop in on a rehearsal. It’s great fun! Beavers, Cubs & Scouts - in Calvertom, Burton Joyce & Trentside (Lowdham) & Beavers & Cubs in Woodborough. Contact 0115 952 3617 for more information. Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs 7pm - 9.15pm. Notts & Arnold Amateur Cricket Club - Indoor at Basford Bar Lane Community Centre, Unit B1, Bar Lane Ind Est, Bar La, NG6 0JA. Oct-March. Mon 6-7pm soft ball & 7-8pm hard ball net. Fri 6.307.30pm club training night. New members always welcome. Contact Andrew Claye 07834 488663

Calverton MWFC - Calverton MWFC providing great facilities for boys and girls, and adult football. Check out the website: Rhyme, Rattle & Roll - at Burton Joyce library alternate Wednesdays from 10.30 to 11am. Bring your babies and toddlers and make some noise with us. Ring 0115 931 3360 for further information. Lambley Mother and Toddler Group - a friendly and welcoming baby and toddler group (0-5 yrs) for parents and carers. Every Tuesday 9.30 - 11.20am in Lambley Village Hall’s committee room. Inside and outside play, craft activities, singing/stories. £2.50 per family, includes snack for children and hot drinks for adults. For more information please contact Jen on 0115 931 4420. Calverton And Bingham Swimming Club - offer lessons at Calverton & training sessions most weekdays at Calverton, Bingham, Southwell, Cotgrave or Portland depending on ability & space. For more email:Beavers, or check out the website: 2ndinfo Arnold Cubs, Scouts & Explorers - Beavers 6.30-7.45 Fri | Cubs Panther Grp 7-8.30pm Otter Grp Thurs | NG4 Scouts 7.30-9pm 8-9.30pm - 138| Cubs Sqn, Carlton TA7-8.30pm Centre, Carlton, 3DX. Tues & Wed Thurs| Explorers 6.45pm-9pm. Girls &Fri. Air CadetsTues Contact Noel Drill, Yeatman 0115 956adventure 9865/0787505 6784 boys 12-17yrs. flying, sports, training, Duke of Edinburgh, BTECs & much more. Tel: 0115 940 4308 Woodborough Pre-school - we are open Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri (closed Wed). 9.15am til 3.30pm daily. Woodborough Village Hall. £3.40 ph. 2.5 yrs upwards. Govt. places available. Full & part time places available. Email: woodboroughpreschool@ Tel: 0115 965 5895.

If you are involved in a choir, singing group or band then we would love to hear from you. You just need to email us at: ali@ngmagazines. by the first Friday of the month.

Want to sing more in 2017? Cranmer Company of Singers' annual Come & Sing event at Bottesford Church will take place on Good Friday - 14 April. Faure Requiem. Datesaver for now, turn up 4pm ‘ish, perform 7 ‛ish, in aid of charity, precise details later. Ravenshead Gilbert & Sullivan Society present the opera

"Patience" 14 - 18 February 2017

Ravenshead Village Hall


matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 18th Feb only For tickets ring Karen Turner on 01623 796928 or email boxoffice@ravensheadgands.

Gem Connection Ladies Barbershop Chorus - meet every Thurs at The Harrington Middle School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ; 7.30pm - 10pm. Please visit: www. for more info or just pop along & see us at one of our rehearsals - you’ll be made most welcome. Bestwood Male Voice Choir - Do you enjoy singing? Enjoy making new friends & travelling to new places with them?Why not join Bestwood Male Voice Choir? Come to a rehearsal, no obligation or pressure, Tues from 7.30pm9.30pm at Bestwood Village Social Club. For more details contact Colin Pursglove on 0115 979 4842 or visit www. Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit www. or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied. Sherwood Clarinets - an informal group that meets to play together on Tues, 7.45pm-9.45pm at Calverton Baptist Church Hall. During the year we arrange concerts to support charities. If you enjoy playing clarinet & are of Grade 4 standard or above, why not come along? Contact Sue: ellis. for more details. Sherwood Chorus - is a friendly, relaxed group of people who enjoy singing but do not read music. Meet every Mon (excl. Bank Holidays) 7-9pm at the Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood, NG5 2EN. Admission £2 towards room hire. Please email to ensure up-to-date details and for further information. Saturday Singers - singing is good for you. Come & try us. Members from all over Nottingham. Meet Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith St, Nottm. 9.30am-12pm. No auditions, all welcome. Lunch available. Phone 0115 931 3965 or www. Lace City Chorus - UK/Netherlands’ Women’s 2014 Barbershop Champions - rehearsals every Weds, Frank Seely School, Calverton. All welcome. Singing courses held. Call Lynn 07909 684178. See Carlton Male Voice Choir - Are you interested in singing? Come and join us. Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Gedling Road Methodist Church, NG4 3EX. For details call 0115 987 4941 or visit The Major Oak Chorus - gents, sing in four part harmony with the MOC, every Tues at 7.30pm at Carlton Central School, Foxhill Rd, Carlton. For more info call Paul: 07966 910201 or visit: Woodthorpe Singers - very warmly welcomes new members, all abilities. No auditions, no need to read music. Rehearsals in St Mark’s Church Hall, De Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Mon, 8-9.30pm, term time only. For info contact our musical director Tina Hewitt on 07742 670732. The Carousel Singers - ladies choir, well est. singing a great variety of music. No auditions/no previous experience. Meet in Grangewood Church, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton on Fri, 7.157.30pm. For more info call Sue England on 0115 925 7928. Trent Valley Singers -a friendly mixed choir. Meet Thurs 1.30-3.30pm at Burton Joyce Comm.Church Hall. We sing a varied programme from classical to show songs. No auditions. Ability to read music not required. Call Heather 0115 844 0872 or Marjorie 0115 931 3965. Kings Community Choir - every Mon 7.30pm-9pm (term time). Open to everyone, come along, have a sing & bring friends. Kings Centre, NG5 7JX or call 0115 967 9997. Brinsley Community Choir - pop, soul, rock RnB. Now on Tues 7pm-9pm @ Brinsley Church, Church Ln, NG16 5AB. £5 per session. No audition process. For more info call Charlotte - 07581 020959. Cranmer Company of Singers - want to sing more in 2017? Annual Come & Sing event at Bottesford Church on 14 April. Faure Requiem. Datesaver for now. More details later.

If you are looking at trying something a little bit different in the New Year, Gem Connection will be holding another very popular; Be A Gem For a Day Workshop on February 4th where you will learn to sing in unaccompanied four part harmony with a national medal winning chorus. For information and details of how to book your place or to see video clips from the last very successful workshop please visit: singwithgem@gemconnection. org or phone Maralyn on 07917 312281. Charity No. 1152040 Brinsley Community Choir has branched out to a children's choir. Musical director, Charlotte Mendly, has set up Singsation Children's Choir in Eastwood and their debut performance was in December. The group meet on a Saturday morning, 10am - 11am at Eastwood Town Hall. It is open to ages 5 - 14 and all abilities with no audition required. For further information contact Charlotte on 07581 020 959 or visit

If one of your New Year resolutions is to join a choir, Bingham and District Choral Society offers you a friendly invitation to join us as we begin to rehearse for our 2017 Spring Concert, with music by Elgar, Parry, Vaughan Williams and Durufle. Rehearsals begin on Wednesday 4th January 2017 from 7.15 to 9.30 at Carnarvon Primary School, Nursery Road, Bingham. Contact us by e-mail for further information: or ring Valerie Morgan (Choir Secretary) on 0115 933 2353.


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Calverton BMX/Bicycle Track Project This project was started by a local BMX enthusiast in October 2016 and it has gathered momentum at an incredible rate. An initial article in the Calverton Echo detailed plans to have a modern BMX/Bike track built in the William Lee Memorial Park to replace the old metal ramps. Local support was fantastic and the plans quickly evolved. The current plan is to keep the ramps and try to build a track nearby in the same park. If there is enough continued support the skatepark may be replaced with a modern concrete facility at a later date. It is important to point out that a BMX track can actually be enjoyed by people on most types of bicycle and by riders of all ages and abilities. This will be a free facility, it will be very inclusive and will be designed in such a way that everyone can safely enjoy using it. There will be grass, trees and flowers planted around the track so it will be in keeping with the rest of the park which has recently had a beautiful new town hall. BMX is now an Olympic sport with clubs and tracks popping up all over the country. The nearest track at the moment is Hucknall, a long way for the young people of Calverton to travel. With so much space and demand, building a track in the village seems like the right move.

world. It would bring focus, fitness and enjoyment to the local community. The benefits cannot be overstated. There are now over 300 hand signed signatures on the petitions which can be found at local businesses around the village and a staggering 600+ signatures online. Support has been overwhelming. Signatures and support is coming from parents, kids, teachers, professional riders, local police, BMX legends and councillors. The petitions can be found on the CalvertonNottingham Facebook page or on www. Alternatively visit the village and sign the petition at one of the following splendid local businesses - The Admiral Rodney - Main St, The Pork Butchers St Wilfreds Sq, Fresh and Tasty, Flatts Lane and Wheelers Convenience Store, Flatts Lane all in Calverton. This is a real community project aiming to improve facilities for all to enjoy. Please show your support and sign the petitions. We will keep you posted with progress.

Gone are the days of all young people just wanting to play football. BMX is a fantastic, family centred sport. This track would give local youngsters an avenue into a sport that could potentially take them all over the UK and the

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