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Dukeries Third Age Group

8th April 2019
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Dukeries Third Age Group

At the General Meeting of Dukeries Third Age Group on Monday 18th February, the speaker was Claire Lyons, who gave a very interesting talk entitled ‘Animals at War’. Their next General Meeting is on Monday 15th April at 1.00pm in the Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Ollerton. The talk is called ‘Fools Gold’ and covers folk music from the River Tyne. A warm welcome will be given to anyone interested in joining the Dukeries Third Age Group. It is open to anyone over 50 years of age who is retired or semi-retired. read more

Easter Fun Days Out in Sherwood

7th April 2019
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Community Focus

Clumber Park
Worksop S80 3AZ
01909 544908
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park/whats-on

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April, 10.00am — 4.00pm
It’s that time of the year again when we team up with Cadbury to offer you the ultimate day out. Discover the signs of spring at Clumber Park this Easter and win a chocolate prize when you’ve finished!
£3.00 per child


Rufford Abbey Country Park
Ollerton NG22 9DF
01623 821338
www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/rufford-abbey/events

Magical Spring Trail
Saturday 30th March to Sunday 28th April, 10.30am — 4.00pm
Follow the map though our formal gardens to seek out our fun scenes of spring. Easter bunnies, spring flowers in bloom, chicks, spring lambs and lots of colour. Not forgetting your chocolate treat at the end.
£2.00 per trail


Sherwood Forest Country Park
Edwinstowe NG21 9HN
01623 823202
www.visitsherwood.co.uk

Sherwood Forest Easter Trail
Saturday 6th April to Sunday 28th April, 10.00am — 3.00pm
Come out of hibernation and stretch your legs while following the family-friendly Easter trail around Sherwood Forest. Wiggle your tail and flick your ears, the Easter Bunny is looking for new recruits. If you can complete all the challenges around the Major Oak Trail you can claim your reward at the end.
£2.00 per trail (£1.60 RSPB members)


Vicar Water Country Park
Clipstone NG21 9AS
01636 650000

Fairies and Goblins Hunt
Sunday 7th April, 11.00am — 2.00pm
Enjoy a search at Vicar Water. try to locate the lost fairies and goblins. There will be a small prize for all children who can help us find the little runaways.
£1.00 per trail


Thoresby Park
Thoresby NG22 93P
www.whatsonatthoresby.co.uk

Woodland Bird Egg Trail
6th to 22nd April
Help Thoresbunny find out which eggs are laid by which of his feathered woodland friends and keep an eye out for the naughty emu that has taken up residence in the veteran woodland!
£1.00 per trail


Sherwood Pines Forest Park
Edwinstowe NG21 9JL
0300 067 5463
karina.thornton@forestry.gov.uk

Bush Craft for Families
Tuesday 16th April, 10.00am — 3.00pm
Join the rangers for a day of bush craft activities. Learn shelter building and fire lighting techniques and have a go at a forest craft. Children must be aged six and over and booking is essential.
£12.50 per person


Sherwood Forest Arts and Crafts Centre
Forest Corner, Edwinstowe NG21 9RN
01636 650000
www.sherwoodcraft.co.uk

Children’s Crafts
Wednesday 10th and 17th April, 10.30am — 3.00pm
Have a go at painting, sewing, jewellery making, bath bombs, papercraft, glass painting and more
Small charge for individual activities.

May celebrations with Rattlejag Morris and friends

6th April 2019
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Rattlejag Morris

Stuck for something to do at dawn on Wednesday 1st May? Then why not join other sleep deprived revellers watching Rattlejag Morris and friends dance themselves awake in front of the first sunrise of May? You will be helping to keep the old English tradition alive — of welcoming in the summer by watching morris dancing, drinking the refreshment of your choice (beer, tea or coffee) and enjoying a barbecue breakfast (for a small donation). read more

Tree planting in Sherwood Forest

5th April 2019
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Community Focus

Pupils at Berry Hill Primary School in Mansfield have joined team members from the Sherwood Forest Trust to take part in a long-term tree planting project, called Deep Roots, Green Shoots. The project is focused on involving the community in planting new trees in areas of Sherwood Forest. read more

Lavender Craft Club

5th April 2019
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Lavender Craft Club

You are invited to join the Lavender Craft Club at Perlethorpe Village Hall, for a beginners’ Polymer Clay session on Saturday 13th April. Created with the idea of bringing together people from all backgrounds who have a love of learning, who would like to make more like-minded friends and, most importantly a desire to craft. read more

Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions

4th April 2019
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Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions

On Friday 15th February the Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions were out in force at Tesco Ollerton raising money for the Marie Curie Appeal, and they raised £584.35 in one day. Thank you to Tesco customers for being so generous.
Then on Thursday 28th February and 1st and 2nd March the Lions and the Edwinstowe Women’s Institute, working together at Morrison’s Mansfield Woodhouse, raised £1,520.15. read more

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance celebrates 25th anniversary year

3rd April 2019
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Community Focus

Thanks to the passion and loyalty of everyone involved with the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance — from staff, fundraisers, volunteers and of course the aircrew and clinical team — the charity is now celebrating its 25th year in service. 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, as the charity marks its 25th anniversary in May. read more

The Dukeries Singers

3rd April 2019
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The Dukeries Singers

We are well into spring and the garden demands more and more of my attention. Let’s hope that enthusiasm matches necessity and exhaustion can be ignored. I could perhaps have a short sit down during choir practice, although we usually prefer to stand to sing! read more

Ollerton WI

2nd April 2019
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Ollerton WI

The February meeting of Ollerton WI was the group’s social evening and members were entertained by the committee with games. The committee supplied the food. It all went very well and it was a very good night. April is the draw for the Denman Bursary from the WI college and a lady from each WI can win a place to do something of their choice and it’s also the group’s Annual General Meeting and Resolution. read more

Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

2nd April 2019
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Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

Unfortunately, due to ill health, Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group’s organised speaker was unable to attend their meeting in Retford on Friday 1st March. However, Annette Voice, representing Buzzom Buddiez (Bassetlaw Breast Cancer Support Group) saved the day by stepping in, very last minute, to talk to the group. read more