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CHARNWOOD MUSIC TUITION

Organ / Keyboard / Electric Piano lessons for all ages.
Grades and pleasure.

Teaching Times:
Monday - 4.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday 3.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m.
Wednesday 4.00 p.m. 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 9.30 a.m. 1.30 p.m.

Contact: Terry Gates CTVCM ATM (SMTC)
Charnwood Music Tuition
Aumberry Gap
Pinfold Gate
Loughbrough, LE11 1AA
Telephone: 01509 237328

QUORN FOLK DANCE CLUB

Quorn Folk Dance Club welcomes any newcomers. We meet every Wednesday evening, usually at Rawlins Community College, but we do use Humphrey Perkins High School & Community Centre for occasional club evenings and for our major dances (3 or 4 times a year).

All dances are talked and walked through for the benefit of everyone. Although most dances are partnered, you do not have to attend with a partner - indeed many dances progress so you will meet other people during the run of a dance.

We also organise country walks and arrange short holiday breaks both in this country and abroad. It is an enjoyable and sociable way to get some gentle exercise.

So why not come along and try it out.

Day: Wednesdays

Venue: Rawlins Community College (and Barrow for occasional club evenings and major Saturday evening dances)

Time: 7.30 9.30 p.m.

Contact: Diane Bird
Telephone: 01509 412047

LOCAL STUDIES GROUP

This group has now merged with WEA but if you would like information of Local Studies please Contact:

Arthur Gardner 01509 416204 or John Wilford 01509 412930

BARROW-UPON-SOAR GARDEN CLUB

Barrow Gardening Club meets once a month on the first Wednesday in the month in the Community Centre Lounge at Humphrey Perkins High school from 7.30 p.m. 9.30 p.m. with the exception of July and August.

We are not professionals just keen amateurs eager to learn more about gardening and horticulture to improve our gardens.

We usually have a guest speaker often with a slide show and questions followed by refreshments.

We have covered a great many subjects including Garden Design, Roses, Pests and Diseases, Ferns, Cottage Gardens, Water Gardens, Alpines etc. We also have visits to various well known gardens which have included Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Saville Gardens, Wisley & Harlow Carr, Cambridge Botanical Gardens and Kew Gardens.

Our members cover a wide age span. We welcome new members so do come and join us.

Contact:
Secretary
Mrs C A Neal
19 Avon Road,
Barrow-upon-Soar
Telephone 01509 413341

WOMENS INSTITUTE

The purpose of the Womens Institute is to provide a democratically controlled educational and social organisation, providing the opportunity to work and learn together to improve the quality of life in the community and to develop skills and talents.

WI is open to anyone aged 16 upwards.

The monthly meetings take the form of talks, demonstrations or visits and cover a wide field of interest. We have several outings and social occasions every year. WI involves itself with local, national and international issues.

Visitors and new members will be made very welcome.

Meetings are held in the Bishop Beveridge Club: 2nd Monday of month at 7.30 p.m.

Contact:
Mrs Sue Bates
29 Mill Lane,
Barrow-upon-Soar
Telephone 01509 413475

THE HEATHCOTE O GAUGE SOCIETY

The Heathcote O Gauge Society is an informal small group of friends, all interested in Model Railways (and O Gauge in particular).

Our sole aim is the staging of two Model Railway events. The first of which is a two day Model Railway Show which covers Railway Modelling in all the major scales, with full trade support from both specialist manufacturers and Model Railway Shops.

The second is a one day event for modellers interested primarily in 7mm (O Gauge) railways. We also exhibit our own layouts/models all over the country and visit other shows. Because of this we are an adult only group, although young people are more than welcome as visitors to either of our two events.

Contact:
Mr K Pearson
34 Grace Dieu Road
Loughborough
Telephone: 01509 567133

IVANHOE MODEL RAILWAY

The Ivanhoe Model Railway Society was formed by members of the Roll-Royce Model Railway Group, when Rolls-Royce at Mountsorrel closed in 1994.

We are a small band of modellers, in many scales who meet to build Model Railway Layouts, have friendly discussions and eat chips. We also run three Die cast Toy and Train Fairs in February, June and November each year.

Modelling or collecting, they are an ideal way to buy, sell or swap models and toys.

Contact:
George Ansell
16 Barrow Road
Sileby
Loughborough, Leics.
Telephone: 01509 813139