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Royal British Legion Fundraiser at The Venue in Rainworth.


The Royal British Legion (Rainworth & Blidworth Branch} are doing a 40 hour challenge to start their 2024 POPPY APPEAL.


This will start at 7.00 pm on Friday 16th February and will go on till 11.00 am Sunday 18th February.


The event will be opened and closed by Mansfield's CHARLOTTE HENSHAW.




Anyone can come and take part on any of the TREADMILLS, CYCLES and ROWING machines They are having a raffle. Also tombola, cake stall, kids games (like Pin the Poppy) and Wine and Water stall.


Their objective is to keep at least one machine running at all times. Last year they raised over £4000 doing a 24 hour challenge.


The bar will be open normal hours 11.00 am till 11.00 pm



Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is coming to an Inspire Library near you this February!


Between Monday 5 - Friday 16 February a packed programme of exciting activities as part of the festival from colourful chemistry and science fun days to antimicrobial resistance superheroes, magnets, emotion explorers, puzzles and games, and much, much more – there’s something for everyone to explore! For children aged 5 - 11 and their families. Entry is FREE - just come along, join in and have FUN! Bookings are now open – make sure you book early to avoid disappointment! You can find festival events at your nearest Inspire Library and book tickets on their website – Search for Festival of Science and Curiosity 2024


Singing for the Brain Dates February - Sing Along With Ellie Brings You Singing for The Brain For The Alzheimer’s society


Ellie is working with the Alzheimer’s Society to provide these fabulous sing along sessions aimed at anyone living with all aspects of dementia including the person themselves, their loved ones , friends, carers & for the more socially isolated people with the community. Anyone with dementia will need to be accompanied by a carer, friend or relative – admission is £4 For any further details call Ellie on 07813 148373 or email her at ellie@singalongwithellie.co.uk.


  • Pinxton Village Hall  every other Monday, 12th & 26th February 1.15 - 2.45

  • The Baptist Church in Sutton every other Thursday 1st , 15th & 29th February 10.30 – 12

  • Junction 28 Church South Normanton every other Tuesday of every month 6th & 20th (Arts & Crafts ) February





New Local Book Club

If you love books this is for you. It will be taking place on the 4th Tuesday of every month going forward. The next one takes place on February 27th. The group meets at 7pm at St Peters Centre, Church Side Mansfield and it's £5 to go along to cover the cost of the room. For more details contact Katie on this email thewritingclub731@gmail.com.


Nottinghamshire Book Fair

Taking place between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 3rd March at Mansfield Bowling Club, Chesterfield Road South NG197AP. Collectable, antiquarian, out of print, first editions and ephemera.


Good Girl Gone Rad Comedy Show coming to Mansfield Museum


Charlotte Cropper, who originally hails from Mansfield, is bringing her debut solo show to the town’s museum on March 2nd as part of their international Women’s Day celebrations. You can get more information about Good Girl Gone Rad and tickets via the museum website


Foodcycle Mansfield


National charity FoodCycle will open its 4th free weekly community meal in the East Midlands in March.

Launching FoodCycle Mansfield on 11th March, the charity is on the lookout for local residents to help conjure up a warm meal and welcoming atmosphere every Monday from 4pm. Local volunteers will get to experience the ‘FoodCycle magic’ - transforming surplus food into delicious vegetarian dishes alongside a friendly chat to anyone in the community who fancies coming along every week.

To sign up to volunteer and help nourish their local community, Mansfield locals can simply visit the FoodCycle website and follow a few simple steps - www.foodcycle.org.uk


FoodCycle Mansfield will open on 11th March and take place every Monday at 4pm at The Salvation Army, Victoria Street, Mansfield, NG18 5SB

Other FoodCycle Projects in our area:

FoodCycle Sutton-in-Ashfield every Wednesday from 6pm at The Magdalene Centre, Church Avenue, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 2EB

FoodCycle Hucknall every Sunday from 1pm at Central Methodist Church, Baker Street, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 7AS




Local Parkruns

If you want to get a little fitter in 2024 then why not join a local Parkrun? Just visit parkrun.org.uk to register. Some of the local runs take place at the Manor Recreation Ground in Mansfield Woodhouse, Brierley Forest Park in Huthwaite, Clumber Park and Sherwood Pines Forest Park


Rare miniature showing Charles I’s trial and execution, will go on show at The Harley Foundation in North Nottinghamshire over the next few months

This incredible miniature has 10 painted overlays which transform the portrait – much like a modern paper doll. Visitors can see Charles at his trial as well as his severed head being held up by the executioner. Also on show is a pair of gloves believed to have been worn by Charles on the scaffold. These exhibits are on show in Unseen Treasures of The Portland Collection, an exhibition of art and objects from the world-class Portland Collection (sponsored by Bonhams). The museum is free to enter. It’s an amazing opportunity to see these historic objects - The Charles I miniature and gloves will be on show from the 26 January – 28 July 2024.


British Heart Foundation Appeal

The British Heart Foundation in the Idlewells Shopping Centre in Sutton is in desperate need of all your pre loved items. Clothing, homewares and soft furnishings. Ladies and mens wear, shoes, books , handbags, toys, games, ornaments, pots and pans. You can drop your items in to the store or you can phone the shop for a free collection. Their number is 01623 556851.


Charity Shop – Bargains For All

Jack Of All Hearts Brain Cancer fundraising shop at 10 Handley Arcade in Mansfield has lots of stock on offer from ladies and mens clothes, to Nemesis Now goods and bric-a-brac. They are open 10am - 3pm Monday – Saturday apart from Wednesdays when they close at 1pm. All profits go to helping people with brain cancer.


Local Monthly Writing Club

Do you love books and think you could write one yourself? A great place to get help and support is at the local writing club. The sessions, that also sometimes include guest speakers, are open to all adults and take place on the second Tuesday of each month; the next session is on the 13th February. It takes place at the Ladybrook Community Centre on Ladybrook Lane in Mansfield from 7pm – 8.30pm and costs £5 per session. For more details and to book your place email Katie at thewritingclub731@gmail.com.


Stacey Road Community Centre is now open – Tea and Crumpet Tuesdays

Tuesdays 10-12pm - Crumpets and tea/coffee £1,Bacon roll and drink £2,Sausage cob and drink £2 - Free refills of drinks. NG19 7JJ

Activities include 5
1. Pleasley Poppy Group
2. Knit and natter
3. Prize Bingo
4. Play your cards right
5. Cllr. Sharron Hartshorn attends weekly to deal with residents issues for Pleasley Ward.

A safe place to relax with friends, make new friends, friendly dogs welcome.

Dementia friendly where husbands and wives can relax in the company of others whilst still bringing their loved ones with them.


Ashfield & Mansfield Friendship Group

The group is for those with life limiting conditions, carers and the recently bereaved. It takes place on Tuesdays 10am til 12pm at Healdswood Community Centre in Sutton. Entrance is a £1 donation. For more info call Kelly on 07784359419


2020 Vision Weekly Events

2020 Vision hold senior groups every Tuesday and Thursday 1pm until 4pm at The Olde School House, Diamond Avenue in Kirkby in Ashfield. If you are feeling isolated pop down go and join the friendly group. If you want more details call 0800 292 2888 and press option 2.


Rock On Rollers at Clipstone Welfare

A new event to Clipstone Welfare, twice monthly, falling on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month,

7-10.30pm. A social gathering for all you Rock on Rollers. £3 cash to pay on the door


Little Glow Sensory Room

Little Glow is a sensory room for you to enjoy with your little one. (From birth to pre walking). They lovingly set up the room before you arrive to bring the magic to you, either at Hucknall or Sutton In Ashfield! Stimulate your baby's senses with equipment that will develop their sight, hearing, smell and touch. We have a wide variety of colour changing sensory toys in a darkened room and with our lavender essential oil diffuser and relaxing music, it’s something a little bit different for you to spend quality time bonding with your little one. It’s a one hour parent led, non-structured session, you don’t have to perform, just come to relax, chat or explore. We set the room up for you to do whatever feels right for you and your little one. Look forward to seeing you at a session soon! Sessions are every Thursday. For more details head to facebook.com/littleglowashfield


Nottinghamshire Mining Museum

Their new Banners and Bands Exhibition is now open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10am – 2pm. The museum which is free to the public and focuses on our areas mining heritage is based at Mansfield Train Station on Station Road. Find out more about the museum on their website nottsminingmuseum.org.uk


Support Group

The Cara McDonald Foundation offers one to one support and an online support group for parents whose child/children have died. The group is every Monday except Bank Holidays 8pm - 9pm on TEAMS, people can email me for the link sue@introspectandreflect.co.uk or call Sue on 07903409138.


Sherwood Observatory

Local stargazers are reminded that the observatory has regular opening evenings. For more details head to sherwood-observatory.org.uk/


Donations Needed For Local Charity Shop

The PDS charity shop on Low Street in Sutton in Ashfield are desperately looking for donations to help them support sick and injured animals throughout our area. They are looking for everything from women’s to men’s clothing, to handbags, books and bric-a-brac. For any further detail contact Julie or Denise on 01623 554244. Every donation will make a world of difference to a sick or injured animal.


Open Door Groups

When a diagnosis of Dementia is given, at whatever stage, the options available to the sufferer and their families are very limited. Open Door offer a lifeline to both the sufferer and carer as the time provided gives the carer chance to partake in activities of their choice whilst knowing that they’re cared for is in safe and competent hands and engaging in an activity that is enabling them to keep their skills for as long as possible. The groups meet four times per week on Mondays to Friday from 10 am to 2.30pm. At take place at Harwood Court Community Centre Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 4PD and Youth and Communtiy Centre, Low Street, Collingham NG23 7NL.

Members are invited from Ashfield, Mansfield and Newark and transport to and from the centre in Ashfield is available. Open Door is a committed team of people who have worked in dementia services for many years. We formed to provide a service to people who suffer from the effects of early stage memory loss (dementia). For more details head to opendoor1.co.uk or call 01623 405199




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