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DECEMBER

6th. Sat St’ Peter’s Christmas Fair – Vilklage Hall 10am to 1pm – Stalls, Bacon Butties, Food & Drink, Childrens Activities etc.

6th. Sat Ravenshead Village Lights Switch On – Village Hall 4pm – Santa arrives 4.15 – Stalls and Games – Fun for all the family

7th. Sun  Christmas Carol Concert – 2.30pm – Tickets £7.50  inc Mince pie & Mulled wine from 07921 192 319

7th. Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 10.00 am. Castleton. A 7 to 10 mile walk, route and length dependent on the weather. Enjoy the Christmas lights after the walk and perhaps a meal in one of the village pubs!  Contact Barry on 01623 798813

7th. Sun  Ravenshead CofE School – Christmas Fair – 12noon to 2pm – Games, Stalls, Face Painting, Raffle

9th. Tues Garden Society. ‘A Seasonal Cornucopia – Flora, Food & Folklore’ Tracey Akehurst. 7.45pm St Peter’s Church Lounge.  Details 794694

10th. Wed Abbey Gates WI, Christmas Party, Village Hall at 7.30pm. Further info: 491607

10th. Wed Ravenshead 55+ Club - Christmas Party at Kighill Farm - 12 noon for 12.30 - details 

798713 or 793639

12th. Fri Ravenshead Swing Band Concert – Village Hall 7.30pm –  Licensed Bar - Tickets from Godfreys

14th. Sun Come and Meet Santa – Blidworth Woods, Longdale Lane Car Park – Santa arrives at 10am

17th. Wed – Ravenshead WI – Christmas Party – Trinity Centrepoint  Methodist Church, Kirkby-in-Ashfield at 7.45 pm – Further info: 799019

19th. Fri "The Blue Horizon Christmas Show"- at The Village Hall. 7.30 p.m. for 8.15 pm. Tickets 402891

28th Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.30 am. Walk off the Christmas pudding and cake with an easy 5.5 mile walk from Rufford Country Park! Fairly level walking on field paths. Contact Merv on 01623 799007

JANUARY 2015

9th. Fri "The Haley Sisters & Jon J Paul"- at The Village Hall. 7.30 p.m. for 8.15 pm. Tickets 402891

11th Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. A gentle 8 mile ramble around a quiet corner of Nottinghamshire in the area of Caunton, Maplebeck and Winkburn. Field paths, tracks and some arable fields. Contact Brian or Wendy on 01623 796444

13th. Tues Garden Society. ‘From the Atacama Desert to the Amazon’ Alan Browne 7.45pm St Peter’s Church Lounge.  Details 794694

14th. Wed Abbey Gates WI, Red Wine Tasting, Village Hall at 7.30pm. Further info: 491607

15th. Thurs Fashion Show and Sale – Abbey Gates School – doors 7pm Show 7.30pm – Tickets £5 from 07791153271 or 07786561974

17th Sat Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. Rowsley, Darley Bridge and Derwent Valley. Moderate 8.5 mile walk with the main climb at the start from Rowsley. Moor, field and riverside walking. Contact Allan or Kath 01623 797321

21st – Wed – Ravenshead WI – ‘The work of ACWW’ – Helen Crowder (ACWW Rep) - Trinity Centrepoint Methodist Church, Kirkby-in-Ashfield  at 7.45 pm – Further info: 799019

22nd Thurs Talk on A Life in Garden Centres, Byron Probus, Ravenshead at Portland College  12:00 noon

25th Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. Local 7 to 10 mile winter walk (dependent on the weather) from Ravenshead. Taking in Kighill, Newstead Abbey, Thieves Wood and Fountaindale. Contact Barry 01623 798813

27th Tue Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.30 am. An easy local walk. Approx 5 miles Contact Allan or Kath on 01623 797321

31st Sat Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 7.00 pm. Annual Dinner Ramsdale Golf Club. Open to all members and friends. More details from Hazel on 01623 793286

FEBRUARY

1st Sun Notts. Area Ramblers AGM. To be held at the YHA Sherwood Forest Edwinstowe. Details from Brian 01623 796444

8th Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. An easy 5 to 7 mile winter walk somewhere in Derbyshire. Contact Hazel on 01623 793286

10th. Tues Garden Society. ‘All New Britain Beautiful’ Ted Grey 7.45pm St Peter’s Church Lounge.  Details 794694

11th. Wed Abbey Gates WI, LCPH Homeopath and Alternative Medicines - Wendy Jackson, Village Hall at 7.30pm. Further info: 491607

13th. Fri "Desert Wind"- at The Village Hall. 7.30 p.m. for 8.15 pm. Tickets 402891

14th Sat Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. An easy 8 mile winter walk from Attenborough. Taking in the Nature Reserve and a stroll alongside the river Trent. Contact Pete on 0115 9634996

16th./21st. Mon/Sat  St’ Peter’s G & S Society presents “Ruddigore” – Village Hall – See Ad for details

18th – Wed – Ravenshead WI – ‘On with the Show’ (County Show Newark) – Jenny Bailey (Notts Federation Treasurer) - at 7.45 pm – Further info: 799019

22nd Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. An easy 6 mile walk from Ingleby passing Foremark and the hamlet of Milton. Indulge in a pub lunch afterwards at The John Thompson Inn & Micro Brewery (carvery £8.95). Contact Wendy by 8th if you wish to dine. Contact Brian or Wendy on 01623 796444

24th Tue Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.30 am. An easy local walk. Approx 5 miles Contact Allan or Kath on 01623 797321

26th Thurs a Talk by Charles Bushell, Prison Governor, Byron Probus, Ravenshead at Portland College 12:00 noon

MARCH

6th. Fri  Women's World Day of Prayer service -  Church Lounge - 10 am (The Bahamas)

7th. Sat Arnold Art Soc. – Meet The Artists – Art Exhibition & Sale – 10am to 4pm – Free Admission

8th. Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. An easy 7 mile (approx.) walk from Mapperley village (near Ilkeston), through woodland and fields. Contact Anne on 01623 794479

10th. Tues Garden Society. AGM 7.30pm St Peter’s Church Lounge followed by ‘Colour in the Spring Garden’ Dan O’Neil and Nigel Britton Southwell Garden Centre.  Details 794694

11th. Wed Abbey Gates WI, Annual Meeting [AGM] and Faith Supper, Village Hall at 7.30pm. Further info: 491607

13th. Fri "Gary Perkins, Daniel Martin & The Collection"- at The Village Hall. 7.30 p.m. for 8.15 pm. Tickets 402891

14th Sat Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. An easy 6 mile Vale of Belvoir walk. Including the two quaint villages of Hose and Harby, with a pleasant stretch on the Grantham Canal. Contact Geoff or Jill 01623 484636

18th  – Wed – Ravenshead WI -  Annual Meeting - at 7.45 pm – Further info: 799019

22nd Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. Seal Edge. A challenging 6.5 mile walk mover exposed moorland above the Snake Road. Contact Merv 01623 799007

31st Tue Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.30 am. An easy local walk. Approx 5 miles Contact Allan or Kath on 01623 797321

APRIL

8th. Wed Abbey Gates WI, All the World’s a Stage: Close encounters with famous people - Sue Mallinson, Village Hall at 7.30pm. Further info: 491607

10th. Fri "The Toy Hearts"- at The Village Hall. 7.30 p.m. for 8.15 pm. Tickets 402891

12th Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. A moderate 7.75 mile walk from Eyam. Taking in Stoney Middleton and Calver. Contact Geoff or Jackie on 0115 9635768

18th Sat Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. A strenuous 8.5 mile walk, with 1680 feet of ascent from Longnor. Including Hollinsclough, Fough, Chrome Hill and Earl Sterndale. Contact Jeff on 01623 237350

26th Sun Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.00 am. Bluebell Walk! Taking in Church Warsop, Cuckney Hay Woods, Whaley Thorns and Nether Langwith. Moderate 8.5 mile walk, with a mixture of fields, woods, lanes and old railway tracks. Hoping for the same stunning display as last year! Contact Allan or Kath on 01623 797321

28th Tue Ravenshead & Hucknall Ramblers 9.30 am.  An easy local walk. Approx 5 miles Contact Allan or Kath on 01623 797321

MAY

8th. Fri "Albert Lee & Hogans Heroes"- at The Village Hall. 7.30 p.m. for 8.15 pm. Tickets 402891