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Charity evening with auctioneer Charles Hanson

15th September 2019
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Norton and Cuckney Village Hall

Hosted by the Local History Society, renowned auctioneer Charles Hanson will be speaking about his life. The event is in aid of the Air Ambulance and Cancer Research and will be held at Norton and Cuckney Village Hall on Thursday 10th October. The event will include a free glass of wine or soft drink and will conclude with the drawing of the prize draw. read more

Bel Canto Singers

15th September 2019
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Bel Canto Singers

Beryl Andrew, musical director, John Carter, accompanist, and the Bel Canto Singers, extend an invitation to all lovers of good music and popular songs, to come to their October Charity Crafts and Concert. This annual event will be taking place at Sturton-le-Steeple village hall once more. This year, the group’s chosen charity is Firefly, a Doncaster-based charity providing support and free transport to local cancer patients to regional treatment hospitals. read more

Dukeries Woodturning Society

13th September 2019
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Dukeries Woodturning Society

You can’t accuse The Dukeries Woodturning Society of not planning ahead. In addition to a full programme for the year, tickets are now available for the Christmas social on Saturday 14th December, from Gordon Fisher, at £12.50 each. This is a new venture thanks to the facilities at the new venue. read more

Retford Bridge Club

13th September 2019
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Retford Bridge Club

Retford Bridge Club’s friendly afternoon bridge session continues every Wednesday afternoon. This has replaced the invitation evenings at the end of each month. Duplicate bridge will be played if numbers allow, but the emphasis will be on enjoying the company and the bridge and there will be a tea/coffee break in the middle. read more

Tea with Mr Darcy

12th September 2019
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Rampton Village Hall

There’s more to Pride and Prejudice’s Mr Darcy than Colin Firth in his wet shirt — his other attractions include the best Regency cuisine offered to his guests at Pemberley. Local tutor Judith Hedley will host an entertaining afternoon on Saturday 19th October, from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, to celebrate the place of food in Jane Austen’s life and novels. This will be a chance to taste such dishes as solid syllabub, rout cakes and ratafia biscuits. read more

Organ recitals

12th September 2019
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St Swithun's Church, Retford

This year’s final lunch-time organ music event at St Swithun’s Church, Retford, will take place at 1.00pm on Thursday 19th September. The organist this month will be Paul Hale, organ emeritus at Southwell Minster. Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection — funds of which will go towards the maintenance of the organ. Light lunches will be available from 12.00pm. read more

Flix in the Stix

11th September 2019
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Flix in the Stix

Lincoln-based initiative Flix in the Stix is looking for villages to add to their rural touring cinema service and currently has a subsidised rate available. They can bring the big screen experience to your doorstep. Running for close to four years, Flix in the Stix has been taking a large pop-up screen, HD projector and sound system to villages in and around Lincolnshire. read more

Ordsall Scarecrow Drive and Festival

11th September 2019
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Ordsall Scarecrow Festival

SCARECROW DRIVE
On Saturday 7th September in Ordsall Parish Hall, Church Lane, Ordsall, there will be Ordsall’s very first scarecrow drive. A scarecrow drive is like a beetle drive but with scarecrows and will start at 6.30pm — think of it as a beetle drive with a difference. Instead of racing to build a beetle, families and friends will be rolling the dice to build a scarecrow. read more

Doncaster Movie Makers

11th September 2019
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Doncaster Movie Makers

Started in the 1950s as Doncaster Cine Guild at the height of enthusiasm for cine film, Doncaster Movie Makers has evolved over the years, adapting to the changing film formats and equipment. Yet the club is essentially the same as the original members set out to be — keen, enthusiastic, amateur film makers, who help each other produce films and advise on new equipment and editing software. read more

Friends of Daneshill Lakes

11th September 2019
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Friends of Daneshill Lakes

The Friends of Daneshill Lakes Local Nature Reserve have organised a Bat Walk on the evening of Friday 13th September, starting at 7.00pm. Daneshill Lakes is known to accommodate at least five bat species. This is a great opportunity to find out more about and meet these secretive, yet very busy creatures of the night, as they hunt for their insect prey. read more