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 The Guide 18th – 24th November 2019

 

Food Donations Needed

The only hot meal some children get each day is their school dinner! You can now help change this and support local families. Due to this disturbing fact many local children will not get a hot meal over the school Christmas holidays so following the success of the ‘Schools Out’ summer campaign earlier this year they have now launched the same again but for the Christmas holidays. They are now looking for donations of non-perishable food items that can be given to local families to help them over the school holidays. You can drop donations off at St Peters Parish Church in Mansfield between 9.30am – 3.30pm Tuesday – Friday. If you would like any further details please call the lady who puts all of this together, it’s Janet and her number is 07595 474947.  

 

A Christmas Carol

Christmas isn’t Christmas without revisiting the well loved tale of the penny-pinching miser, Ebenezer Scrooge and the awakening of his long forgotten festive spirit. This ghostly tale of the past, present and future is brought to life in this exciting new musical adaptation by the New Youth Theatre. Performances are on Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th November. Tickets can be booked by calling the Palace Theatre box office on 01623 633133 or you can call into see them on Leeming Street in Mansfield. Alternatively you can book online by visiting their website at www.mansfieldpalace.co.uk where you will also find show times and ticket prices.  

 

Forest Town Christmas Lights Switch On

On Friday 22nd November from 6pm onwards it is the turn of Forest Town to switch on their Christmas Lights. At 6pm in the Kingsway Hall there will be a carol service then at 6.30pm the lights will be switched on followed by festive refreshments and you can then meet Santa in his grotto! There will be a collection during the event for the Beacon Project which supports some of Mansfield’s poorest people. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in the fun!

 

Record & CD Fair

On Saturday 23rd November from 9am - 3pm there is a record and CD fair happening at St Joseph’s Church Hall, opposite Halfords, in Sutton in Ashfield. Admission is £1 per person. Records and CD’s bought for cash. Everyone welcome to go along. For further details call Ian on 01623 757730

 

Princess Charity Fair

On Saturday 23rd November from 11am – 3.30pm there is a Princess Charity Fair happening at the Portland Training College on the A60 between Mansfield and Ravenshead. The fair has been organised by Princess Parties Ltd in aid of the ‘Extra Care Baby Bank’ based in Mansfield who help and support children and families in need in the Mansfield area. Admission is £2 per person as well as a donation to the charity of something they can use. This could be anything such as food, nappies, toys etc. Everyone is welcome to go along. There will be fun for all the family.

 

Christmas Fair

On Saturday 23rd November from 11am – 4pm there is a Christmas Fair happening at Pleasley Springs retirement home in Pleasley. There will be various stalls and festive food and refreshments. Everyone is invited to go along and join in all the fun of the fair.

 

Fundraising Car Boot Sale

On Sunday 24th November and on the last Sunday of each month following there is a fundraising car boot sale happening at the Seventh Day Advent Church in Mansfield Woodhouse. Car booters can arrive from 8am and the public from 9am, the sale runs through until 12pm. Everyone is welcome to go along either as a seller or a buyer. To book a spot for your car please call Sue on 07584 411262, the charge for this is £5.00. Entry for the public on the day is 50pnece per person. Why not go along and see what bargains you can pick up?? For any further details you can call Sue on the number above or pop into the church on High Street in Mansfield Woodhouse, just near the corner of Albert Street.

 

Donations Required

Your local PDSA shop on Low Street in Sutton in Ashfield needs your donations of clothing, DVD’s. CD’s, bags, shoes etc. The PDSA are the UK’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity. Donations can be dropped off at the shop between 9.30am – 4pm Monday – Saturday; you can drive around to the back of the shop to drop larger donations off at their back door if you wish. Collections can be made locally but must be for 6 bin liners full or more to cover travel costs. Please support your local PDSA charity shop if you can. 

 

Ashfield Christmas Festivals 2019

On Friday 29th November from 4pm – 8pm it’s the Kirkby Christmas Festival and on Saturday 30th November from 11am – 5pm it’s the Sutton Christmas Festival. Both events will include free festival fun for all the family including a snow globe, fun fair rides, live entertainment on stage, a Christmas Market and lots more besides. Both town’s will have their Christmas lights switched on during their events, Kirby’s switch on will be at approx 7.30pm on the Friday and Sutton’s will be at approx 4.30pm on the Saturday. Why not go along and enjoy the free festive fun on offer??

 

Table Top Sale & Dementia Support Awareness Day

On Saturday 30th November from 9am – 5.30pm the Forget Me Not Dementia Support Group are holding a fundraising table top sale and awareness event at The Hive in The Four Seasons Shopping Centre in Mansfield. They will be there throughout the day fundraising to continue with their support and activities that they provide for local people living with dementia as well as their carers and families. You can go along to find out more about their monthly meetings, get togethers and days out. Just turn up on the day and the team of volunteers will answer any questions or concerns that you may have or you can simply pop in to show your support.  

 

Christmas Concert

On Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm there is a Christmas Concert happening at The Oaklands Centre on Oakfield Lane in Warsop. The concert will feature the fabulous Forest Singers. There will be mince pies and sherry on offer and the bar will be open too. There will also be a sale table and a raffle. Tickets for the concert are £5 per person and can be booked by calling 01623 842472 or 01623 842126. The concert has been organised by the Warsop branch of the John Eastwood Hospice Support Group and all funds raised from the event go to the upkeep or the hospice. . 

 

Communi-Tea Event

On Saturday 30th November from 11am – 3pm there is a Communi-Tea Event happening at Community House on Wood Street in Mansfield. The event is being held to celebrate the work of a group of young people from Mansfield and Nottingham who have engaged in positive activities, educational workshops and peer mentoring to acquire skills, character and confidence to enable them to realise their full potential. The event is open to everyone who would like to come together and enjoy some hot drinks, soup and delicious cakes. There will also be some fun activities, face painting and a raffle. Everyone is invited to go along, no matter what age or ability. Admission is free and there’s plenty of free parking too. For any further details call Caroline on 01623 392444.

 

Bolsover Christmas Festival & Lantern Parade

On Saturday 30th November from 10am – 6pm the Bolsover Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade is taking place at Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. There will be lots of festive fun for all the family including stalls of all kinds, family entertainment, carol singers, fantastic food and drink plus much more. A festive fun filled day not to be missed!

 

Christmas Market & Party Night

On Sunday 1st December from 10am – 3pm Portland College are holding a Christmas Market. There will be various stalls as well as hot and cold food and drink and Santa will be there in his grotto too! Then on Saturday 14th December it’s the Christmas Party Night! Everyone welcome, tickets are £33 per person which includes a delicious 3 course meal and fabulous entertainment. Portland College is located on the A60 between Mansfield and Ravenshead, all kinds of festive fun for all the family to enjoy right on your doorstep. For any further details please either visit their website at www.portland.ac.uk or call 01623 499111. Festive fun not to be missed!

 

Sutton Rambling Club – Why Not Join Them For A Walk??

On Sunday 1st December the Sutton Rambling Club will be walking around Curbar Edge in the heart of the Peak District. It promises to be a great walk in fantastic company with some fantastic scenery, what more could you ask for?? As always there will be a coach available to take walkers to and from the walk, it picks up at The Staff of Life public house in Sutton in Ashfield at 9.15am followed by a pick up on Stockwell Gate in Mansfield at 9.30am. For further details on this walk or future planned walks please either visit their website at www.suttonramblingclub.com or call Alan on 01773 710242. Everyone is welcome to go and join them.

 

Tapas & Talk

On Tuesday 3rd December from 6pm – 8pm a new initiative is being launched by the team behind One Walk and One Conversation who have teamed up with the Capo Lounge in Mansfield. It’s called ‘Tapas & Talk’, the evening involves people coming together at the Capo Lounge with a lovely friendly bunch of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a conversation plus food and drink if you wish. The group of friendly activists (as they are known) will be in the bar waiting to chat to you and your friends. They are from all kinds of backgrounds with all kinds of abilities and all they want with you is a conversation. All food and drinks have to be paid for on the night individually but everyone is welcome to go along and get talking! Please go along and show your support. The event will be repeated on the first Tuesday of each month going forward which means the next one after this will be on Tuesday 7th January 2020. For any further details or information please contact 07713 498708 or email office.onewalk@gmail.com.   

 

Christmas Fair

On Saturday 7th December starting at 11am there is a Christmas Fair happening at The Hub on Foresters Close, Centenary Road off of Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield. There will be all kinds of festive fun including a cake stall, tombola, craft stall, raffle, guess the weight of the cake competition and lots more. Everyone is welcome to go along and there will be fun for all ages. The event has been organised by the Poppyfields Residents Social Group.  

 

Volunteers Needed

The Children’s Bereavement Centre is looking for volunteers across our area. They are looking for volunteer bereavement support workers to offer one to one support, counselling and group activities in welcoming and safe venues throughout Nottinghamshire. The minimum age for applicants is 21. They are looking for people from various backgrounds with experience in social work, social care, healthcare or teaching. You must have knowledge of safeguarding children and young people. All they need is a few hours per week of your time to help many youngsters and families dealing with bereavement. You can apply or find out further details now by emailing Olivia@childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk or simply visit their website at www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk.  Your time could make all the difference.

 

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