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Mark and Sarah Le Sage
have launched Ella’s Project named after their 21-month-old daughter and linked with Mark’s charityThe Rightside Trust.
Mark is asking anyone who has washed, unsoiled and usable clothes for children aged up to five years, to donate them to the appeal.
Clothes can be dropped off at collection points in Spalding at Tulip Radio.

JUNE
TUESDAY 30th JUNE
Coffee Morning
10am-noon
Stables Hall, Fleet.
Coffee Morning
10am-12pm
Broad Street Methodist Church Hall, Spalding.
Coffee Morning
10am
St Mary and St Nicolas Church, Spalding
More information call 01775 722772.
Community Library
3.30pm-5.30pm
Gedney Drove End Primary School 
Gosberton Good Companions
1.45pm-4.15pm
Friendly club for over 55s, new members welcome, Gosberton
More information call 01775 841136.
Cash Bingo
7pm
Bromley Hall, Pode Hole

JULY
WEDNESDAY 1st JULY
Craft Workshop
9am-noon
Long Sutton Market House
More information call 01406 364418
Community Library 
3.30pm-5.30pm.
Holbeach St Marks Primary School
Coffee Morning
10am-11.30am
Calvary Baptist Church, Spalding
More information call 01775 527516.
Coffee Morning
10am-12pm
Gosberton Church Hall
Card Craft
9.30am-noon.
Market House, Market Street, Long Sutton
Spalding Photographic Society meeting
7.30pm.
Bowls clubhouse, Castle Sports Complex, Spalding
Classic Car and Bike Meet (pre 1990)
5pm
Whaplode St Catherines, PE12 6SN
More information call 07860 689858
Moulton Chapel Craft Club
10am-noon
Methodist Church
More information call 01406 381257
Tea Dances
2pm-4.30pm
Surfleet Village Hall
More information call 01775 680281

THURSDAY 2nd JULY
U3A Monthly Meeting
Doors Open from 1.30pm
SPALDING U3A caters for people no longer in full time employment to share educational, creative and leisure pursuits. Come to our monthly branch meeting held with guest speakers and see our list of forthcoming events. Today, Peter Carter the EEL FISHERMAN OF THE FENS is speaking to us all about his and his previous generation's life on the Fens. New members always welcome.
Surfleet Village Hall, Surfleet PE11 4BW
More information call 01775 766504


SATURDAY 4th JULY 
Independence Day for Independent Retail Shops

SATURDAY 4th JULY
Rotary Club of Spalding & Welland Independence Day Celebration

All American Backyard Buffet & Bar
Tickets £10.00 Adults or £5.00 Children under 12
Raising funds for the Rotary Shoebox Appeal
Moulton Villiage Hall, Broad Lane, Moulton, Lincs
Spalding Grammer School Summer Fete
PFA fete welcomes the local community to come and enjoy the fun including games, stalls, sports competitions, food & drink and music! The fete is free to attend and is a brilliant opportunity for all who enter our gates to interact with the school community as well as give back to the PFA and SGS! With an American theme this year, we will have a few Cowboys/ girls & Indians walking about!
Spalding Grammer School
More information call 07212 398931
St John's Summer Faye
2 - 4pm
Admisson 30p
St Johns Baptist Church
Moulton Chapel Primary School Summer Fair
2-4pm
Come along to our annual summer fair, lots of stalls and activities.
All proceeds to Moulton Chapel Friends of School Association
More information call 079430 02086

SATURDAY 4th & SUNDAY 5th JULY
Vintage & Military Weekend
Anglia Motel, Fleet
For more information call 01406 422766

SUNDAY 5th JULY 
Ayscoughfee
Hall Summer Band Concert
2 - 4pm
Performance by Swineshead Silver Band
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923
Open Garden Sunday
Gosberton House School
Come to explore Gardens and sculptures.
Admission adults £1 children free
Tea and Cakes Plant stall Pupil Enterprise Stall.
Proceeds to Gosberton House School and Lincolnshire Garden Trust
More information call 01775 840250
St Bartholomew's CE Primary School Summer Fayre & Grand Raffle
12 - 3pm
All f
unds raised go towards the school swimming pool.
Grand Raffle (drawn at 3pm), BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Fun & Games
More inf
ormation call 07780069465
Summer Fair
Moulton Chapel Primary School

2-4pm
Come along to our annual summer fair at Moulton Chapel Primary School, Eaugate Road, Moulton Chapel
Lots of stalls and activities
All proceeds to Moulton Chapel Friends of School Association
More info
rmation call 0743002086

WEDNESDAY 8th JULY 
Free Funding Advice 

10am-12pm
Crowland Library
Community groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities can get free funding advice on their doorsteps thanks to a new initiative from Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS).
 LCVS is launching outreach community support surgeries in Holbeach, Crowland and Long Sutton.
 Groups will be able to come along to their LCVS Local to get tailored support for their projects, from helping to source funds and writing funding bids to information about setting up groups and making sure the right policies and procedures are in place.
Groups are asked to book their timeslot prior to the event by contacting LCVS community development officer Simon Wesley via email simon.w@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk or call 01775 718008.

FRIDAY 10th JULY 
Network & Information Exchange Event
For Partners, Support Providers &
Community Support Groups

12.30 - 3.00pm
a networking (bread and cheese) lunch at 12.30  and from 1.00pm take the opportunity to listen to other professionals (the latest developments around the Care Act) and voluntary support groups about the services/opportunities they provide for Carers, exchange information and swap ideas to enhance the communication and support available to unpaid family Carers.
 St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice,
Community & Education Services,
Hawthorn Road, Lincoln, LN2 4QX
Buildbase 3 Peaks Challenge
Buildbase in Spalding are going to attempt to climb the three peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) in three days (we are definitely not fit enough for the 24hr c
hallenge!!) to raise Money for Help for Heroes and MacMillan
Please help raise money for good causes by going to www.justgiving.com/teams/Buildbase3Peaks3Days

 SATURDAY 11th JULY
St Norbert's Primary School Summer Fayre

1-4 pm 
A warm welcome awaits at the St Norbert's Primary School Summer Fayre. Attractions include Have-a-go Archery, a bungee run, a flypast by the Battle of Britain Dakota, Let's Dance display, selfie with Olaf, a barbeque with music from the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding and local band Retrospekt. There will many stalls including a tombola, a grand draw and fun family activities galore. Please come along and enjoy a great afternoon. Free admission. 
More information call 01775713674

SUNDAY 12th JULY
Summer Praise

2pm
Ayscoughfee Gardens
An outdoor service with accompanied children's activities
led by Rev Alan Barker and Broad Street Methodist Church music group on the south lawn.
Bring a seat and picnic.
For more information call 01775 762201

MONDAY 13th - FRIDAY 17th JULY
Britain in Bloom judges visit Spalding

WEDNESDAY 15th JULY
Spalding Ramblers

7pm
A short walk to keep in shape this year
Meet at Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve in Deeping St James
For more information contact 01775 768359

FRIDAY 17th JULY
The Voice Quiz Night

7pm for 7.30pmSpalding Services Club
Teams of up to eight people and tickets, priced at £6 each, include a Ploughman’s-style supper.
To book in a team, call Lisa on 01775 660561 with the number of people and a contact name and number.

SATURDAY 18th JULY
Bakkavors Party in the Park

7pm - 11pm
Live music from Abba Gold, Ali Jay and Dennis Hannant, with big Firework Finale
Springfields Event Centre
Adults £5, Children £2 (u16s), Family £15
Bar and Food available or bring your own picnic
Tickets on sale at the South Holland Centre
Promoting Local Community Groups
  10.30am – 4pm 
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum
If your group or society would be interested in this promotion opportunity or would like more information please contact Rachel Thompson, Events Coordinator at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum by emailing museum@sholland.gov.uk .

SUNDAY 19th JULY
Bakkavor Car Boot Sale

in conjunction with Spalding & Welland Rotary Club
12 - 4pm
Springfields Event Centre
More information email jon.bradley@marshindustries.co.uk

Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert
2 - 4pm
Performance by Spalding Folk Club
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923

MONDAY 20th JULY
Sout
h Lincolnshire Blind Society
  Social Club
12 noon until 2pm.
Lunch will be provided only £5.00 per person
Spalding
PE11 1TB
call 01476 592775 to book your place or contact Kevin Day 07540 247945.
Everyone welcome

WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY
Free Funding Advice
 
10am-12pm
Long Sutton Market House, Market Street, Long Sutton 
Community groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities can get free funding advice on their doorsteps thanks to a new initiative from Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS).
 LCVS is launching outreach community support surgeries in Holbeach, Crowland and Long Sutton.
 Groups will be able to come along to their LCVS Local to get tailored support for their projects, from helping to source funds and writing funding bids to information about setting up groups and making sure the right policies and procedures are in place.
Groups are asked to book their timeslot prior to the event by contacting LCVS community development officer Simon Wesley via email simon.w@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk or call 01775 718008.

FRIDAY 24th JULY
South Holland Local History Group

Building the new Patriot Class Locomotive with John Hastings Thompson
7.30pm
St Johns Church Lounge - £2

SATURDAY 25th & SUNDAY 26th JULY
Moulton Gar
den Crawl & Scarecrow Festival
Garden crawl starts at Village Green 1pm-5pm, £2.50 per person
Gardens, Scarecrows and Refreshments
Vote for your favourite scarecrow!
All proceeds to Moulton Community Association
For more information, see website www.moultoncommunitycentre.co.uk

SUNDAY 26th JULY
A  Promenade of Scarecrows

King & Queen Scarecrow Competition
Ayscoughfee Hall Gardens
Free Entry




EVENTS:
SATURDAY 4th JULY
Independence Day

Loaded Night Club
10pm – 3:30am
Tickets from £3.75
More information visit www.loadednightclub.co.uk
Balloon Drop
Doors 8pm – free entry
Bounce Sports Bar
First Saturday of the month Bounce have a balloon drop, hundreds of prizes to be won – including cash, free drinks, bowling packages,
VIP Loaded packages and branded giveaways. Lucky dip upon entry.
SATURDAY 1st AUGUST
Balloon Drop 

Doors 8pm – free entry
Bounce Sports Bar
First Saturday of the month Bounce have a balloon drop, hundreds of prizes to be won – including cash, free drinks, bowling packages, VIP Loaded packages and branded giveaways. Lucky dip upon entry


Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is open from 10.30am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays.
Ayscoughfee Gardens are open each day (Monday to Saturday from 8am and Sunday from 10am), and close each day at dusk, and are closed on Christmas Day. Facilities include: Childrens Play area, hard surface tennis courts, a bowling green and putting green. Tickets for these are available from the Pavillion.
Ayscoughfee Cafe is open from 10am to 5pm every day between April and September, and from 10am to 3.30pm every day between October and March.

WDNESDAY 1st - 30th JULY
Valerie Tyler exhibition

Another fabulous exhibition in the Geest Gallery showing the work of  this local artist.
Opening hours
 SUNDAY 5th JULY
Swineshead Silver Band concert

Bring along those chairs and maybe a picnic too! Enjoy an afternoon of music in the beautiful surroundings of Ayscoughfee Gardens.
2.00pm – 4.00pm on the South Lawn
SATURDAY 18th JULY
Promoting Local Community Groups

  10.30am – 4pm 
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum
If your group or society would be interested in this promotion opportunity or would like more information please contact Rachel Thompson, Events Coordinator at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum by emailing museum@sholland.gov.uk .
SUNDAY 19th JULY
Spalding Folk Band concert

Another treat in the gardens for a sunny Sunday afternoon, Spalding Folk Band will be performing.
2.00pm – 4.00pm on the South Lawn
SUNDAY 26th JULY
Scarecrow Mania

 Join us as The Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland presents Spalding’s first Scarecrow Mania.
The competition is free to enter so get your scarecrows ready to join in the promenade of scarecrows in Ayscoughfee Gardens.
More information will be available in the local press or by telephoning 01775 723507 .
THURSDAY 20th JULY
 Arts and Crafts Workshop
11.00am – 3.00pm

 Join us for our ever-popular drop-in Arts and Crafts session, no need to book just turn up and have a go. 
£2.50 per child 

SATURDAY 15th - SUNDAY 16th AUGUST
Ayscoughfee Hall 1940's Weekend

Commemorate the
ending of World War II
Jointly organised by South Holland District Council and Spalding Remembrance Association, the event has previously attracted over 2,000 visitors. Organisers are currently looking for wartime re-enactors, memorabilia collectors and enthusiasts to play a part in the proceedings.
There will be a chance for people to have their own vintage style stalls and displays. 
The event will also feature a spectacular flypast, remembrance parade and live music.
 Anyone interested taking part should contact Ayscoughfee Hall on 01775 764555 between 10.30am and 4pm from Wednesday and Sunday or alternatively email museum@sholland.gov.uk.

 


LIVE PERFORMANCES:
SATURDAY 4th JULY
Polka Dot 10 Year Celebration

Polka Dot are celebrating their 10th birthday in style with a show packed full of highlights from the past ten years.
Les Misérables, Billy Elliot, The Sound Of Music, Hairspray and Grease are just a few of the musicals re visited, as well as amazing dance performances that have graced stages in London’s West End, Royal Caribbean cruise liners and Disneyland Paris.
With the addition of special guests including Polka Dot ambassador JEFF BRAZIER (star of ITV’s This Morning and Dancing On Ice) and some familiar faces, this show will be the best birthday bash to attend this year!
THURSDAY 9th JULY 
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
He was a founder member of 1960s British pop band Amen Corner, and in recent years has toured extensively with Roger Waters, Eric Clapton and Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.
THURSDAY 23rd & FRIDAY 24th JULY
Urinetown the Musical

Act II Youth Theatre Company
In a dystopian future, the Earth’s water supply has depleted to such an extent that there’s a government-enforced ban on private toilets.

CINEMA:

TUESDAY 30th JUNE - THURSDAY 2nd JULY 
The Age of Adaline (12A)  

Romantic drama about a woman living with immortality

For more information about any cinema listing or live event call the box office on 01775 764777


SUNDAY 12th JULY
Toy Collectors Fair

1
0:00am to 3:00pm
Entrance fee - £2.50 adults, £2 concessions, first child £1.50 (subsequent children free)
Early Entry: 7:15am - £5 FREE Parking
Contact: David Webb on 01522 523281 Email: jandjfairs@hotmail.co.uk

AUGUST
SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST
Fleet Country Show 2015
11am - 5.00pm
Battleford Hall Gardens, Nr Fleet Church, Bensgate, Fleet PE12 8NL
The Fleet Country Show will be holding its fifth annual event, the Produce and Companion Dog Show. This family day out is being held at the beautiful Battleford Hall Gardens, next to Fleet Church. The event runs from 11am - 5pm on Sunday 2 August 2015. There will be market and craft stalls, lawn games a BBQ and bar selling real ale, lager, Pimms and a café serving food and light refreshments. Entertainment will include a band and sideshows. The produce show comprises best vegetable and fruit competition, best flower competition, cake and jam making competitions and of course, the companion dog show; a Kennel Club Licensed event. Our show raises money for local charitable causes.
For more information call 07960 835627

FRIDAY 7th AUGUST
U3A Outing
RSPB Boat Trip 

The cost will be £18.50 for RSPB members and £21 for non RSPB members. 
Please contact Bernice for further information.

SATURDAY 8th AUGUST 
Spalding Fire Station Picnic and Open Day.

10am – 4pm.
 In support of The Firefighters Charity. 
 There will be a BBQ, cupcake competition, a raffle, and games.  There will be Firefighters Charity souvenirs for sale, and a vintage fire engine on display.  Police and EMAS will also have display stands, and the firefighters will demonstrate their skills throughout the day.  There will even be a Dakota fly-over! Donations for our raffle are very welcome.  Please drop them by at the fire station or call 01775 720 548 to arrange for collection.
 For further information, contact Lou or Petra on 01775 720 548.


SUNDAY 9th AUGUST
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert

2 - 4pm
Performances by the Kings Lynn Brass Band
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923

SATURDAY 15th - SUNDAY 16th AUGUST
Ayscoughfee Hall 1940's Weekend

Commemorate the ending of World War II

SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST 
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert

2 - 4pm
Band to be confirmed
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923
Majestic Bingo Charity Wing Walk

Kristina & Donna will be partaking in a charity wing walking in Upminster for Variety the Children Charity
If you would like to donate please call 01775 723098

THURSDAY 27th AUGUST
Armed Forces Day, Village Church Farm

 The Village Church Farm is holding a free event where people can bring a picnic, sit on the green, and listen to music from the Skegness Silver Band. 
Music from 1pm. 
We are open from 10am until 4pm.  Free parking

SATURDAY 29th AUGUST - SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
Spalding's Festival of Food

Food and Drink orientated events will tak eplace over nine days, culminating in a weekend of exhibits, display, stall holders and food demonstrations.

SUNDAY 30th AUGUST
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert

2 - 4pm
Band to be confirmed'
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923

SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 5th & SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
Anglia Motel Military Weekend 

Hunstanton Green 
For more information call 01406 422766

SATURDAY 11th & SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
Heritage Open Days

10am - 4pm
Admission FREE
Pode Hole Pumping Station and Pincbeck Engine Museum

SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
Music Quiz

7.30pm
 Join us for a fun evening and test your musical knowledge. From 1950's to date, including different genres, and some fun categories, with a few twists along the way. Maximum 6 per table. Cost £3.00 per person to include food at half-time. Bar available plus tea, coffee and cakes! Cash prize for the winners, and a booby prize for the lowest score!
All proceeds to Gedney Drove End & Dawsmere Royal British Legion.
More information call Sue Mitchell 01406 550612

SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert
2 - 4pm
Performances by the Banovallum Brass Band
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923

SUNDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
Italian Market 

Spalding Town Centre

SATURDAY 26th & 27th SEPTEMBER 
Crowland Scarecrow Festival & Garage Sale Safari

10am to 5pm
Come spend a day walking around historic Crowland. 
Scarecrows will be on show themed to "The Movies". Competition for adults & kids. Scarecrow prizes. 
Running alongside Scarecrows will be garage sale safaris - residents will open up their garages/gardens to sell their stuff! 
Maps will be produced for garage sales & scarecrows. 
For more details please contact Andrea Briggs - email:  crowlandscarecrows@gmail.com or call 07986 022954

OCTOBER

FRIDAY 9th OCTOBER
Spalding Pumpkin Parade 2015

Spalding Town Centre

NOVEMBER

SUNDAY 8th NOVEMBER
Spalding Ramblers

10:30am
A medium length walk to keep in shape this year
Meet at Market Place in Folkingham
For more information contact 01775 680402

SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER
Spalding Lights Switch-on 2015

Spalding Town Centre

SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER
Spalding Business Awards

Springfields Conference Centre

SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER
Spalding Christmas Market

Spalding Town Centre

DECEMBER