What’s on at Retford Library
What’s on at Retford Library in December and January: read more
The October meeting of Retford Ladies Probus Club took place on Wednesday 10th, when Angela Tubb was invited to enlighten members with ‘The Colours of Bangladesh’. In 1962 she left Liverpool with her new husband, sailing on the Anchor Line, destination Karachi. read more
The festive season is upon us and the North Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has a programme of events to cheer up the darkness of December and see you through to the bright months of spring. First is their Social and Quiz Night on Thursday 13th December. This is a members-only event; tickets are limited and can be obtained from the reception desk at Idle Valley Nature Reserve, price £2.50. read more
On Saturday 15th December, the Village Hall team will be presenting a Christmas-themed Ceilidh. For those of us with two left feet there will be a ‘caller’ to guide us through the dances. This is an entertainment event that has not been presented in the village for some time but is bound to be an lively and entertaining evening — even if you only come along to enjoy the excellent music and raucous atmosphere! read more
Enjoy the Winter Wonderland event at the Oasis Community Centre, Kilton, Worksop S81 0DE, on Saturday 8th December from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. There will be lots to do, including over 30 stalls all for your last minute Christmas gifts, and Santa arrives at 1.30pm, after which you can visit him in his grotto. read more
October is a very important month for Rotary clubs in the East Midlands, because it begins with the District Conference. This year, this was held in Scarborough. This is an opportunity for Rotarians to learn from various experts and inspirational speakers as well as sharing ideas with fellow members from other clubs. read more
Witches were on the prowl at Retford Golf Club on Halloween, when the Lady Captain’s and Lady Vice’s teams took to the course to try to trounce each other. In fact, it was Lady Captain and her ‘coven’ that were victorious, but it was heartening to see 40 ladies turn out for this event and so many join in the fun. The impromptu judging of costumes resulted in prizes for Julie Wright and Biddy Johnson. read more
HMP Lindholme is 10 miles east of Doncaster, a Category C working prison and has around 1,000 prisoners. Members perform vital roles for the minister/public, offering unbiased oversight of HMP Lindholme. Members are unpaid but claim costs for travel and financial loss. This very rewarding role includes duties of; monitoring fairness and humanity, the range/adequacy of programmes, taking prisoner applications, raising concerns with the governor and reporting annually to the minister. read more
There are three music shows to choose from at the Majestic Theatre in December.
Then in January, the pantomime Aladdin will be at the theatre. Performances of this family favourite take place on 4th January at 2.00pm and 6.00pm, 5th January at 10.00am, 2.00pm and 6.30pm and 6th January at 2.00pm and 6.00pm.
To buy tickets visit the box office from 10.00am to 2.00pm from Monday to Saturday, call 01777 706866 or visit www.majesticretford.com.
Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) will hold their Christmas party to celebrate the festive season with Italian style food, quiz games and fun on Friday 7th December. Food will be on a bring and share basis. The party will start at 7.00pm at Tickhill Pavillion, Tickhill DN11 9QN. Non-members are very welcome to attend for a £5.00 admission fee. Please contact Peter on 01709 370895 for details. read more