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APRIL

SATURDAY 25th APRIL - MONDAY 4th MAY
South Holland Flower Festival 2015
‘Homes and Gardens’

All Saints Church
Moulton, PE12 6QB
St James Church
Moulton Chapel, PE12 0XQ
'Our Wonderful World'
St Laurence Church
Surfleet, PE11 4DA (near PE11 4AB)
'Inspiration'
St Mary and the Holy Rood
Donington, PE11 4UA (ACNY)
'Inns and Taverns'
St Maryʼs, Long Sutton, PE12 9JJ
'Scarecrows Go Green'
St Maryʼs Church
 Sutterton, PE20 2JH
'Music in Bloom'
St Peter & St Paul Church
Gosberton, PE11 4EW
'Saints and Sinners'
St Maryʼs Church
Pinchbeck PE11 3UD 

MONDAY 27th APRIL
Over 50s Mobilisation class
9.30am
Gedney Hill Village Hall 
Craft Club
7pm-9pm
£1.50
Gosberton Risegate Methodist Church, 
Tea Dance
2pm-4.30pm
£2.50
Crowland British Legion 

TUESDAY 28th APRIL
Deeping St Nicholas Bellringers

8pm-9pm
Parish church
More information call 07787 574872.
Coffee Morning
10am-noon
Stables Hall, Fleet.
Coffee Morning
10am-12pm
Broad Street Methodist Church Hall, Spalding.
Diamond Social Club
7.30pm-9.30pm
Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge
More information call 01406 350276.
Coffee Morning
10am
St Mary and St Nicolas Church, Spalding
More information call 01775 722772.
Coffee Morning
10am
Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding
More information call 01775 769438.
Tea Dance
2pm-4.30pm
£3
Holbeach WI Hall
Spalding Music Club
2pm,
Ivo Day Centre, 67 Albion Street, Spalding
More information call 01775 723435.

TUESDAY 28th APRIL - TUESDAY 5th MAY
South Holland Flower Festival 2015
'No More Sea'

St Mary & St Nicolas Church
Spalding, PE11 2PB

WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL - MONDAY 4th MAY
South Holland Flower Festival 2015
‘A Festival of Flowers’

 St Bartholomew's Church
West Pinchbeck, PE11 3QG

WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL
Moulton Mill 10 year celebration

10-4pm (last tour of day 3pm)
Moulton Mill are celebrating thier 10 year anniversary
The Granary Tea Room will be serving refreshments all day.
Tours of the Mill will be FREE on the DAY ONLY.
Moulton Windmill, High Street, Moulton PE12 6QB
More Information call 01406 373237
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
Bellringing
8pm-9pm
St Mary and St Nicolas Church
More information call 01775 725988.
Holbeach Air Cadets
7pm-9.30pm
Church Street, Holbeach
More information call 07506 114143.
Card Craft
9.30am-noon
Market House, Market Street, Long Sutton
Adult Tap Class
11.30am
Park Road, Spalding
More information call 01775 719672
Bingo
Doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm
Gedney Dyke Village Hall
Spring Flower Walk
7pm
Bourne Wood main Car Park
More information call 07747354318
Mosaic Workshop
4pm
West Pinchbeck Primary School
More information call 0106 701006

THURSDAY 30th APRIL - MONDAY 4th MAY
South Holland Flower Festival 2015
'All Things Bright & Beautiful'

All Saints Church
 Holbeach, PE12 7LL 
'Biblical Crèche'
Gosberton Methodist Church, PE11 4NQ
'Parables and Miracles'
Spalding United Reformed Church
PE11 1QF 
'Beauty of the Earth'
St Paulʼs Church
Fulney, PE12 6ER





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.


FRIDAY 1st MAY - SUNDAY 31st MAY
RTG exhibition

Free art exhibition displaying work of local artists in the Geest Gallery
 SATURDAY 9th MAY
Act II Theatre Company’s The Odyssey

Act II will be with us again with their unique take on The Odyssey.
 SATURDAY 23rd - FRIDAY 29th MAY
Bird Week

 Join Ayscoughfee throughout half term for a “bird” themed week of activities, there will be arts and crafts, quizzes, bouncy castles and much more.
SUNDAY 31st MAY
Ayscoughfee Summer Band Concert

2 pm to 4 pm
Performances by the Kirton Brass Band
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923
WEDNESDAY 3rd - THURSDAY 4th JUNE
30th Spalding Arts and Crafts Society exhibition

A welcome for this ever-popular local group with their varied range of excellent artworks.
SUNDAY 7th JUNE
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert

2 - 4pm
Performances by the City of Lincoln Band.
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 76892
 SUNDAY 14th JUNE
Fairytale Wedding Festival

 Join Ayscoughfee for another spectacular wedding festival where you can find all you need for your special day, set in the beautiful surroundings of Ayscoughfee Hall & Gardens
SUNDAY 21st JUNE
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert

2 - 4pm
Performance by the Holbeach Town Band
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923

SUNDAY 28th JUNE
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert

2 - 4pm
Performance by the Ukulele Orchestra
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923



Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland
MONDAY 13th - FRIDAY 17th JULY
Britain in Bloom judges visit Spalding


SUNDAY 26th JULY
A  Promenade of Scarecrows

King & Queen Scarecrow Competition
Ayscoughfee Hall Gardens
Free Entry


LIVE PERFORMANCES:
TUESDAY 28th APRIL
Henry Sandon

An entertaining afternoon in the company of theAntiques Roadshow’s much-loved ‘Potaholic’.
THURSDAY 30th APRIL
NT Live: The Hard Problem

An encore screening of Tom Stoppard’s new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner
TUESDAY 5th MAY
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

NOW LIMITED AVAILABILITY
An exciting brand new comedy show


CINEMA:
FRIDAY 1st & SATURDAY 2nd MAY
Focus (15)

US comedy crime drama featuring Will Smith
FRIDAY 8th - THURSDAY 14th MAY
Woman in Gold (12A)
True life drama starring Helen Mirren
SATURDAY 9th MAY
Fairytale: Story of the Seven Dwarves (PG)
 
A host of favourite childhood characters come together in a thrilling adventure
For more information about any cinema listing or live event call the box office on 01775 764777

SATURDAY 2nd MAY
Family Fun Day

A day of fun and film for under 13s and their families
We are devoting the whole day to a variety of different workshops, in conjunction with local dance, drama and arts & crafts groups.
Plus an afternoon session of our popular ‘Top of the Poppets’ disco and finishing the day off with a screening of Mary Poppins.
MORNING SESSION
11am – 12.30pm
Music-making for accompanied under 7s with Act II Theatre Company
OR
Dance workshop for 7 to 12s with Polka Dot Academy
 LUNCH
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Enjoy the special children’s menu in the café and listen to harmonies from Vibe youth choir.
AFTERNOON SESSION
1.30pm – 3pm
 ‘Top of the Poppets’ disco with boogie games and music for accompanied under 7s
OR
Let’s go make a kite crafty workshop with Creation Station for 7 to 12s
 FILM - Mary Poppins
3.30pm
Sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful Mary Poppins on the big screen – a perfect end to a busy day.
You can join us for the whole day, just one workshop or the film only - whatever you wish!
£3 per session
Adults pay for film only £3
FULL DAY DISCOUNT AVAILABLE!  Book your child onto both morning and afternoon activities and the film for just £7.50. 
Click on the session name links above for more information and to book
(To book the ‘full day’ price online, please select the £2.25 concession price for both workshops and the film at the £3 price. Or call 01775 764777 during opening hours)


SATURDAY 2nd - SUNDAY 3rd MAY
TulipMania/Classic Car Show

The two day TulipMania event is back for another year and will include the usual festival weekend content of spring flower displays in the gardens, and much more. On Saturday May 2nd stage performances include the internationally known Watoto Childrens School Choir plus local groups and artists as well as the parade through the Gardens in the afternoon. Sunday May 3rd sees more stage entertainment as well as the ever popular classic car show. Don’t miss this fun filled weekend for the whole family

SUNDAY 10th MAY
Antiques and Collectors Fair

10am to 4pm
Admission: £2, under 16s and accompanied children free
More information call 01754 811897 or 07752 625043

MAY

FRIDAY 1ST MAY - MONDAY 4TH MAY
South Holland Flower Festival 2015
'Seasons of the Church Calendar'

St Maryʼs Church Church
Weston
PE12 6HU (near PE12 6RB)
St Mary Magdalene Church
Fleet, PE12 8NQ
'God's Guiding Hand through 333 years'
Fleet Baptist Church
PE12 8LL
'TV Comedies'
St John the Evangelist Church
Weston Hills, PE12 6DQ (near PE12 6DS)
FRIDAY 1st MAY
Fleet Flower Festival

St Mary Magdalene Church, Fleet
10am - 4pm
Come and find inspiration from the beautiful arrangements and exhibits made by volunteers of our parish at The Fleet. 
Admission/free.
Refreshments and toilet available.
More information call 07960 835627

SATURDAY 2nd to FRIDAY 8th MAY
St Matthew’s Art Exhibition 2015 

Opening times are Saturday to Thursday 10am until 6pm, except Sunday
which is Noon until 6pm. Friday 8th is 10am until closure of the event at 3pm. 
St Matthew's Church, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge.
Light refreshments and lunches are available. 
WC and disabled access. 
Admission is free but anyone wishing to retain their catalogue will be asked to make a small donation to church funds. For more details please contact the Organiser - Geoff De Roux on 01406 540219
 SATURDAY 2nd MAY 
Coffee Morning & Snack Lunches

1am - 1pm 
Coffee Morning with home made scones and cakes. Snack lunches available with soup and bacon butties on the menu.
All welcome. Proceeds to Church Vision21 project.
More information call Lu Chappell 640381

SATURDAY 2nd - SUNDAY 3rd MAY
TulipMania/Classic Car Show

The two day TulipMania event is back for another year and will include the usual festival weekend content of spring flower displays in the gardens, and much more. On Saturday May 2nd stage performances include the internationally known Watoto Childrens School Choir plus local groups and artists as well as the parade through the Gardens in the afternoon. Sunday May 3rd sees more stage entertainment as well as the ever popular classic car show. Don’t miss this fun filled weekend for the whole family

SUNDAY 3rd MAY
Spalding Velo Prix

An exciting new event is riding into town over the May Bank Holiday weekend. 
Craft Fair
10-4pm
A variety of hand crafted items for sale. Free entry to the event. Refreshments available in the Granary Tea Room.
Tours of the mill until 3pm. Free parking. Disabled access.
Moulton Windmill, High Street, Moulton PE12 6QB
More information call 01406 373237

THURSDAY 7th MAY 
U3A Monthly Meeting

1.45 pm
 South Holland Centre, Spalding, 
SPALDING U3A caters for people no longer in full time employment to share educational, creative and leisure pursuits. Today and for Today ONLY our monthly meeting is being held in the function room at the South Holland Centre where the St Nicolas Players are performing extracts from their "Music Hall Memories" summer production. All members welcome.
More information call  01775 766504

SATURDAY 9th - SUNDAY 10th MAY 
National Mills Weekend

10-4pm (last tour of day 3pm)
 Moulton Windmill, High Street, Moulton PE12 6QB
Mill tours are available over this weekend. Mill grinding due to take place on the Saturday.
Refreshments available in the Granary Tea Room.​
More information call 01406 373237

SUNDAY 10th MAY
Spring Concert 

3pm to 5pm
Holbeach Town Band are performing at the W.I. Hall
Tickets £5 from Band Members and LGYM.
More information call 01775 712420

TUESDAY 12th MAY
Two Lips Charity Quiz Night
 
St Norbert’s Church Hall in St Thomas’ Road, Spalding.
Tickets are £8 per person and include a fish and chip supper.
Teams can be a minimum of four and maximum of eight people.
There will be prizes for the winners, a raffle on the night and the chance to bid on
a souvenir miniature cricket bat and autograph book, both signed by England cricketer Matt Prior 
More information call Denise Vickers on 01775 765400

FRIDAY 22nd MAY
Spalding Ukulele Orchestra

7.30pm
The Lighthouse Church, Haverfield Road, Spalding
Tickets cost £7.50and include a buffet

SUNDAY 24th MAY
Spalding People's Parade

Family Fun Day with a Push Cart Parade and Entertainment
Sir John Gleed School, Spalding
For more information call 07437 936684 or email spaldingparade@outlook.com

FRIDAY 29th MAY
South Holland Local History Group

History of Mills & Millers with Geoff Lee
7.30pm
St Johns Church Lounge - £2

SUNDAY 31st MAY
Ayscoughfee Summer Band Concert

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

JUNE

MONDAY 1st - SUNDAY 7th JUNE
The Sights and Sounds of Normandy

Tickets cost £550 and include Bed & Breakfast, evening meals, battlefield trips
For more information contact Harold payne on 01406 722466

MONDAY 4th JUNE
U3A Monthly Meeting

Doors Open from 1.30pm
Surfleet Village Hall, Surfleet, PE11 4BW
SPALDING U3A caters for people no longer in full time employment to share educational, creative and leisure pursuits. Come to our monthly branch meetings held with guest speakers and see our list of forthcoming events. Today, Alan Bolt, an acoustic entertainer is singing and playing his guitar for us whilst sharing some funny links and anecdotes. New members always welcome.
More information call 01775 766504

SATURDAY 6th JUNE
One Night In A Onsie

St Barnabos Lincolnshire Hospice Historical Moonlight Walk
Register now online at http://www.stbarnaboshospice.co.uk/onsiewalk
£10 per adult
SUNDAY 7th JUNE
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert

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

FRIDAY 12th JUNE
Pinchbeck Carnival Bingo

6.30pm for 7pm
The Marquee, Rotten Row Playing Field, Pinchbeck
A fundraising event for Pinchbeck Carnival. Licensed bar.
More information call 01775 769729

SATURDAY 13th JUNE
Pinchbeck Carnival

12 noon
Rotten Row Playing Field, Pinchbeck
Parade starts at 12 noon from Wimberley Way and arrives at the field approx. 12.45pm. Arena acts include The Galloping Acrobatics, Breaston Highlanders and Abbey High Fliers. BBMF flypast. Stalls, fancy dress competition, rides, handicraft/cooking competition. Onion rolling. Evening entertainment from local band Bad to the Bone. All for £3 adult & £1.50 child. 
More information call 01775 769729

SATURDAY 13th - SUNDAY 14th JUNE
Teddy Parachuting Weekend

 10-4pm
Moulton Windmill, High Street, Moulton PE12 6QB
Bring along your home-made parachute or a plastic carrier bag and your bravest teddy or other furry animal and watch as they are thrown from a top window of the mill. Small charge for each parachuting animal.
More information call 01406 373237

SUNDAY 14th JUNE
Pinchbeck Carnival Sunday Celebrations

10.30am
The Marquee, Rotton Row Playing Field, Pinchbeck
A United Church Service of Worship at 10.30am. Sunday lunch 12.30 for 1pm.
Tickets £7 need to be purchased in advance from Chris on 01775 680444. Fun quiz & raffle.
More information call 01775 769729

WEDNESDAY 17th JUNE
Spalding Ramblers

7pm
A short walk to keep in shape this year
Meet at Market Place in Boston
For more information contact 01406 371951

SATURDAY 20th - SUNDAY 21st JUNE
Anglia Motel Military Weekend 

Hunstanton Green 
More information call 01406 422766

SUNDAY 21st JUNE
Rainbow Summer Solstice Festival 2015
12pm - 9pm
Tydd St Mary
Tickets cost £2 for adults and children are FREE
SUNDAY 21st JUNE
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert

2 - 4pm
Performance by the Holbeach Town Band
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923

TUESDAY 23rd JUNE
Spalding Armed Forces Day

Spalding Town Cente & Market Place

FRIDAY 26th JUNE
South Holland Local History Group

Folklaw and Customs with Tom Lane
7.30pm
St Johns Church Lounge - £2

SUNDAY 28th JUNE
Ayscoughfee Hall Summer Band Concert

2 - 4pm
Performance by the Ukulele Orchestra
For more information about the Concerts contact 01775 764555 or the band organiser Cllr. Graham Dark BEM on 01775 768923

JULY

SATURDAY 4th & SUNDAY 5th JULY
Vintage & Military Weekend

Anglia Motel, Fleet
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

 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.
More information call 01775 762201

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

SUNDAY 19th JULY
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

SATURDAY 18th - 19th JULY
Spalding Scarecrow Festival

MONDAY 13th - 19th JULY
Spalding in Bloom Judging Week

SATURDAY 18th JULY
Bakkavor Families' Day

Springfields Event Centre

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 Garden 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

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.
More information call 07960835627

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 18th - SUNDAY 19th 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

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 
More information call 01406 422766

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

SATURDAY 11th & SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
Heritage Open Days

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

OCTOBER

FRIDAY 2nd 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