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A Community Diary Middle Rasen Area 2017

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

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For this Month

Wednesday 1st November - Methodist Chapel Guild Meeting, Middle Rasen, to include a talk by a representative from 'Tools With A Mission' - 7.30p. All Welcome!

Wednesday 1st November - Carry on Singing, Middle Rasen Church Hall 1.30pm

Saturday 4th November - West Rasen Heritage Centre Coffee Morning, 10am

Sunday 5th November - Joint Memorial Service, Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel 6pm

Tuesday 7th November - Fitness by Dance 6.30pm, Newtoft Village Hall

Tuesday 7th November - West Rasen Heritage Centre Meeting 7.30pm

Wednesday 8th November - Age UK Drop In, Market Rasen Hub, 10am - 1pm

Wednesday 8th November - Alison Garfoot - Middle Rasen Methodist Guild, 7.30pm

Thursday 9th November - Toddler Group, 9.15-11.15am, Newtoft Village Hall

Friday 10th November - Middle Rasen Toddlers, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 9.30am

Saturday 11th November - Family Bingo Newtoft Village Hall Eyes down 6.30pm

Sunday 12th November - Parish Of Barkwith Quiz, 7pm, Heneage Arms, Hainton.

Wednesday 15th November - Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel Guild Social Evening, 7.30pm

Thursday 16th November - Toddler Group 9.15 - 11.15am, Newtoft Village Hall

Friday 17th November - Middle Rasen Toddlers, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 9.30am

Friday 17th November - St Andrews Hospice quiz, 7pm, Middle Rasen Church Hall

Saturday 18th November - Quiz Night, St Michael's Church, Newton . 7pm, £ 5 including supper

Monday 20th November - Market Rasen Flower Club Open Evening, Festival Hall, 7.30pm

Tuesday 21st November - Middle Rasen Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday 22nd November -Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel Guild - Louise Carr Embroidery, 7.30 pm

Thursday 23rd November - Toddler Group, 9.15-11.15am, Newtoft Village

Friday 24th November - Middle Rasen Toddlers, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 9.30am

Saturday 25th November - Christmas Bingo in Middle Rasen Village Hall, 7pm

Saturday 25th November - Caistor Male Voice Choir concert & Buffet Supper, Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel. 7pm. £ 6.00

Monday 27th November - Christmas Shopping Event 6-9pm, Newtoft Village Hall - lots of exciting stalls!

Wednesday 29th November - Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel Guild, Richard Stance, LIVES, 7.30pm

Thursday 30th November - Toddler Group 9.15-11.15am, Newtoft Village Hall.

Friday 1st December - Middle Rasen Toddlers, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 9.30am

Saturday 9th December - St Michael's Church, Newton , Christmas Bingo, 7pm


Regular Fixtures


Middle Rasen Book Club meet once a month on a Monday at the March Hare, Market Rasen 4 pm contact Heather Moore for dates on 01673 880169.

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.

Short Mat Bowles every Monday 1.30pm - 4.30 pm and 7 - 10pm at the village Hall. Contact Roy Kitchen 842553

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. Contact Mrs J Childs 01472 859347.

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

Games Afternoon - 4th Wednesday (Autumn and Winter) 1.30 - 3.30 pm at Middle Rasen Church Hall. Ring Rosemary 842913 for more information. .

The Guild every Wednesday evening 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.

Carry on Singing 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Church Hall 1.30pm to 3.30pm for people with dementia and their carers. Contact Rosemary 01673 842913.

Middle Rasen Art Group every Thursday at Church Hall 1.30 - 3.30 pm until end of May then outdoors. New members welcome contact Moira Garrick 885470.

Luncheon Club 2nd and 4th Thursday at Middle Methodist Church 12 noon cost £ 3.00 Contact: Ring 842581 for more information.

Coffee, Cake & Chat 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday 10 am to 11.30 am. Middle Methodist Church , all welcome.

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

Drama Group (U3A) 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.

Coffee morning and bring & buy stalls, 2nd Saturday at Middle Methodist Church , all welcome from 10 am onwards.

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.

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.


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.