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An invitation to a friendly bridge evening

22nd July 2019
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Retford Bridge Club

Bridge players of all levels of experience are invited to Retford Bridge Club on Tuesday 30th July, for a relaxed game of duplicate bridge. A limited number of hands will be played and there will be a coffee break of about 15 minutes. No partner is required as one will be found on the evening if you go alone. However, if you do wish to go without a partner, please give Sandy or Mike a call beforehand to check there is a host available. read more

Canal Walking Festival

20th July 2019
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Chesterfield Canal Trust

Taking in three counties and 46 miles of tow paths over nine days, the Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival is billed as the biggest canal walking event in the country. Organised by the Chesterfield Canal Trust, the festival will run from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd September with a total of 53 guided walks — the majority of which are free — ranging from a children’s walk of just two miles to the full 46-mile length of the canal in three days. read more

The Wednesday (Memory) Group

19th July 2019
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The Wednesday (Memory) Group

The health benefits of working out are well-known: it helps to protect against many diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure, it increases your energy levels, helps you to sleep better, gives you more confidence and can help improve your social life too and more. read more

Retford Ladies Probus Club

19th July 2019
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Retford Ladies Probus Club

President Dawn Cragg welcomed members and speaker Diane Hemsley to the May meeting of Retford Ladies Probus Club. Diane’s fascination with buttons began in childhood and has never waned. The oldest button ever found was 5,000 years old and they have been made from a variety of different materials including wood, shell, horn, bone, clay and plastics. read more

Retford U3A

19th July 2019
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Retford U3A

Now in its 10th year, the Retford branch of the U3A has a membership of over 600 people. There are now over 1,040 branches of the U3A spread across the United Kingdom, with 425,000 members. The U3A is, at heart, an organisation where all members gain new skills, by shared experience. The ethos is to learn from each other in an informal co-operative manner, which embraces everyone. read more

Dunham on Trent Summer Fair

18th July 2019
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Community Focus

This year’s Summer Fair at Dunham on Trent will be on Sunday 21st July from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. There will be crafts and a car boot, a seven-class fun dog show, music, face painting, classic cars, tombola, plants for sale, BBQ and refreshments, bar available and the village hall tea room will be open. If you would like further information, or to book a pitch for the car boot (cost £5.00 per pitch), please call 07840 974344. read more

Retford Bowling Green

18th July 2019
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Retford Bowling Green

One of the most enjoyable and relaxing events in any bowls club’s calendar is the friendly match. At Retford Bowling Green they have fixtures with other clubs and associations in the Nottinghamshire area, and also those from further afield in Leicester, Bridlington and Sunderland. In fact two of the highlights of their calendar are the annual weekend trip to Sunderland and the day trip to Bridlington. read more

The Inner Wheel Club of Retford

18th July 2019
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The Inner Wheel Club of Retford

The Inner Wheel Club of Retford welcomed visitors once more to their last meeting and they are looking forward to the new Inner Wheel year which starts in July — when the visitors will become their newest members. read more

Village Harmony

17th July 2019
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Village Harmony

Village Harmony continue to practice in Sturton Village Hall on Mondays at 7.30pm. They are ably directed by Judith Corker and accompanied by June Taylor Rabjohn. Recently the choir presented a cheque for £300 to The Muddy Fork Project based at Idle Valley Nature Reserve. read more

Community schemes to benefit from new signage

17th July 2019
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Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme will be sharing £350,000 of investment between 80 voluntary organisations, community groups, parish council and charities across the county.
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