Whats On? Middle Rasen Community Diary


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A Community Diary Middle Rasen Area 2018

Middle Rasen and area including the Tofts, Barkwith, Hainton, Sixhills, Torringtons & South Willingham

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For this Month

Wednesday 27 th February – Rase WI, Middle Rasen Village Hall, 7.30pm, ‘Brain Teasers', AGM

Saturday 2 nd March – West Rasen Heritage Centre, Coffee Morning, 10 – 12 noon

Monday 4 th March – Middle Rasen Book Club, 4pm, Advocate Arms

Monday 4 th March – Who Let The Dogs Men Out!, Nags Head Public House, Middle Rasen, 7.30pm. A group for men to meet socially in the village and listen to a speaker or discuss / debate issues.

Tuesday 5 th March – West Rasen Heritage Centre Meeting, 7.30pm

Thursday 7 th March – Rase Heritage Society Meeting, 7.30pm, Mkt Rasen Library

Saturday 9 th March – Coffee Morning, Middle Rasen Methodist Church, 10 – 12

Saturday 9 th March – Family Bingo, Toft Newton Village Hall, 6 – 6.30pm Start

Saturday 9 th March – Barkwith Gardeners Annual Meal, Heneage Arms

Sunday 10 th March – Hansel & Gretel by Uchenna Dance ,Broadbent Theatre, 3pm

Tuesday 12th March - Faldingworth WI Annual Meeting and Craft Evening, Faldingworth Memorial Hall.

Thursday 14 th March – Horticultural Society meeting, small spring show, quiz, 7.30pm

Saturday16 th March – Horticultural Society Coffee Morning, 10 – 12 noon, Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel

Saturday 16 th March – Toft Newton Social Club will be open for the rugby

Saturday 16 th March – Middle Rasen Litter Pick, meet at 12 Naylors Drive at 10am

Friday 22nd March , Middle Rasen Church Hall, 7pm

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March, New Life Church Open Weekend, Serpentine Street.

Sunday 24 th March – Andy's Hospice Tractor Run, Ludford Airfield LN8 6AN, starting from10am. Call Helen on 07976577010 for more info

Tuesday 26 th March – Lent Quiet Morning, Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel 10am

Wednesday 27 th March – Rase WI. Middle Rasen Village Hall, 7.30pm

Friday 29 th March – Play by Nottingham Lace Actors – Middle Rasen Church, 7pm

Saturday 30 th March - Play by Nottingham Lace Actors – Mid. Rasen Church 7pm

Saturday 30 th March – East Barkwith Gardener's Spring Show

Tuesday 4 th April – Middle Rasen Church Annual Meeting, Church Hall, 7.30pm

Saturday 6 th April – Coffee Morning, Honeysuckle Cottage, Old Gallamore Lane, Middle Rasen, 10 – 12 noon

Saturday 6 th April – Easter Bingo, 75p a book of 7 games. Toft Newton, All welcome


Regular Fixtures

Carry On singing Group meet on 1st and 3rd Wednesday in Middle Rasen Church Hall, 1.30 – 3.30pm Everyone Welcome!

Hobby Club, normally meets the 4th Friday 7-9pm in the Middle Rasen Chuch Hall. Last session 28th June then its the summer break

Middle Rasen Toddlers meets every Friday in term time in Middle Rasen Church Hall from 9.30am

Coffee, Cake and Chat meet again in January at Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, 10am

Himalayan Yoga meets every Wednesday in Middle Rasen Village Hall at 10.30am

Short Mat Bowling – Mondays 1.30 – 4.30pm and Thursdays 7 – 9.30pm, Middle Rasen Village Hall. All Welcome!

Middle Rasen Book Club contact Heather Moore for dates on 01673 880169.

Toft Newton Craft Night – Ist and 3rd Tuesday with occasional guest crafters! 7.15 – 9.15pm. New Crafters welcome!

Toft Tots meet every Thursday at Toft Newton Community Centre from 9.15 – 11

Faldingworth Indoor Bowls – Thursdays, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 2 – 4pm

Women's Own' – Wednesdays, held in Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, 2.30pm

Middle Rasen Chapel Guild Meetings – Wednesdays 6 th March, 13 th March, 20 th March – AGM. Guild then resumes again in October.

Middle Rasen Coffee, Cake & Chat – 1st and 3rd Thursday , 10am, Middle Rasen Methodist School Room

Faldingworth Coffee & Chat – Wednesdays, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 10 – 11.30am

Pilates – Thursdays, Toft Newton Village Hall, 7pm Contact Pat on 885356 for more information.

Table Tennis – Fridays, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Informal Short Tennis – Wednesdays, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 6 - 7pm

Groups listed below may require better or updated information.

Middle Rasen

Guides every Monday, Contact: Linda White 0776591525 or Sharon White 07534112324 or by email middlerasenguides@hotmail.com.

Brownies Contact: Tricia Neale 849412.

Rainbows Contact: Karen Gramson 842619

Ranger Guides meet fortnightly on Mondays, new members welcome, Contact: Jeannette Reilly 07961 970579.

Parish Council every 3rd Tuesday at Church Hall 7.30 pm (Public Forum 7.20 pm for 10 mins) Contact: Parish Clerk 01673 838690.

Local History Group (U3A) Tuesday 9.30am to 12noon Middle Church Hall Takes a short break in summer.

Women's Own every Wednesday afternoon 2.30 pm at Middle Methodist Church , all welcome, Contact: Alice Surfleet 843256 for more information

Games Afternoon - TBA 4th Wednesday (Autumn and Winter) 1.30 - 3.30 pm at Middle Rasen Church Hall. Ring Elaine 844222 for more information. .

The Guild every Wednesday evening October to March, from 7.30 pm at Middle Rasen Methodist Church. Contact Ann Naylor 844645

Camera Club 2nd Wednesday 7.30 pm at Village Hall, new members welcome Contact: Ray Halstead 842142 for more information.

Middle Rasen W I 4th Wednesday at Village Hall 7.30 pm Contact: Rosie Dawson 842713 for more information.

Tai Chi every Wednesday 10.30 am Village Hall.

Middle Rasen & District Horticultural Society for more information please Contact May Bennett 01673 843206.

Drama Group (U3A members) Thursday afternoon. Contact Gail Dennis 01673 843575.

Mother & Toddler Group Friday Mornings (term time) Church Hall 9.30 am to 11.30 am contact Rachel Eckersley 01673 849981.

Karate every Friday 6.15 pm Contact: James Davey 0785 2291845.

Outdoor bowls starts April - September. Open competitions dates: Monday 25 May - Peter Rhodes Challenge - Three Wood Pairs, Saturday 11 July - Cottingham Cup - Teams of 3, all playing singles, pairs & triples , Saturday 8 August - Wilkinson Trophy - Three Wood Pairs , Monday 31 August - Jossals Challenge - Teams of 6, all playing singles, pairs & triples All begin at 10.00 am Entry fee £ 3 per player, cash prizes. Enquiries and entries to Ann Veal 01673 842581 orwgveal@globalnet.co.uk and Rich Wright 01673 88545 or richmondwright@msn.com

Middle Rasen Nursery Monday - Friday 7,30 am to 5 pm. For more information Contact: Sam Bryan 844111.

FISDAC Academy Sunday (term time only) from 10 am to 4 pm Village Hall Contact: Jenny or Ian 07875 246427 for more information.

Middle Rasen & District Horticultural Society have a full years programmme. For details contact May Bennett 843206 or email maybennett@hotmail.co.uk


Pilates every Monday 7-8pm at Memorial Hall. Contact Rebecca Downes 01673 878433.

Faldingworth W I meet 2nd Tuesday (changing to 2nd Tuesday from May onwards) at Faldingworth Memorial Hall, Contact: Christine Waite 885249 for more information.

Friendship Club meet 3rd Wednesday 2 - 4 pm at Memorial Hall, all welcome, Contact: Sylvia Hall 885776 for more information.

Coffee morning & Post Office every Wednesday at Memorial Hall 10-11.30.

Indoor Bowls Club every Thursday at the Memorial Hall 2 pm to 4pm £ 1.50 Contact: Laurie 885563 for more information

Bee Crafty craft group 2nd & 4th Thursday 7 pm to 9 pm Memorial Hall all welcome, adults £ 2 children £ 1.

Book Club meets monthly, for more information ring Ann 880188.


Christian Discussion nights Monday evenings from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at Newtoft Clubhouse.

Toft Tots meet every Thursday at Toft Newton Community Centre from 9.15 – 11am

Parent, Toddler & Baby group meet 1st and 3rd Monday each month 10 am to 11.30 am Welton Children's Centre.

Parish Council meets alternate months, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, meeting in May, July and September at Newtoft Clubhouse 6 pm.

Terriers Football Training Tuesday evenings see website for more information.

Guitar Sessions some Tuesday evenings 8 pm in Newtoft Clubhouse. Contact: Doug Orr for more information. 885573.

Youth Club on every alternate Wednesdays for more information contact Kirsty Rand 885531.

Family Bingo once a month (food prizes) contact Bridget Carpenter 885733.


West Rasen Heritage Centre & Village Hall group meets 1st Tuesday 7.30 pm, general enquiries Liz Margrave on 844047.

Coffee Morning 1st Saturday at the Heritage Centre from 10 am to 12 noon .


Pre School at Donington on Bain Village Hall every weekday morning during school terms from 9.30am to noon with option of staying for lunch. For more information contact Sarah Jane on 07816954135.


Book Club meets every 4 weeks, Tuesday evening Cross Roads Inn 7.30 pm. Cost £ 2 For more information contact Blue on 0781 0511012.

Parish Council meets on 3rd Thursday at 8pm.

East Barkwith Wl meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Barkwith and District Gardeners Takes a summer break from May to August meetings start on 4th Friday in September. An all day Spring Show 11th April 2015 and a Late Summer Evening Show 28th August 2015. For summer trips please ring Les Robinson on 857063 to book seats or put your name on the waiting list as they are very popular.

Mothers and Toddlers on Friday afternoons from 1.30 to 3.20pm.

Card Makers Circle 2nd and 4th Fridays from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm meet in the summer meet in Wragby Methodist Chapel Schoolroom.


South Willingham Dance Group meets on Wednesday 7 th November and Wednesday 21 st November in South Willingham Parish Hall at 7pm  

South Willingham Coffee Mornings held in Parish Hall on Wednesday 7 th November and Wednesday 21 st November

Art Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Reel Issues film night breaks for the summer May to August back in September.

Coffee and Chat Parish Hall on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 10.30am to 12noon.

History Group meets last Thursday of the month in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm.