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What’s On: Meetings, Talks & Exhibitions

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Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and visitor’s centre

When 22nd February, 7:30pm

A talk from the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, North West group. A member of the RSPB staff describes how this well known organisation will be managing a nationally important area and developing future initiatives.

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Coalville Area Writing Group meeting

When 5th March - 3rd December, 7 - 9 pm

Regular meetings for writers and aspiring writers on the 1st Tuesday of every month 7-9 pm. Just turn up.

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Ashby Castle WI

When 7th March, 2 - 4pm

John Parnell will talk about the history of hula hooping, with a demonstration and some audience participation. Visitors are most welcome.

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RSPB Talk - Birds: Their Hidden World by Peter Holden MBE

When 8th March, 7.45pm

This talk looks at British birds and their amazing lives, the sort of information that most 'bird books' leave out!. We look at their adaptation and aspects of reproduction; from the secretive time of acquiring a territory and building a nest to their highly developed social behaviour and the roles of the different sexes. On the way we will consider the purpose of bird song, by listening to common examples, and we will explore the mystery of mechanical sound used by a few familiar species. Finally, we will consider, if left to their own devises, how long can these birds...

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Melbourne Garden Club

When 11th March, 7-9pm

We meet every second Monday of the month and in March, the start of our new year, we will be hosting Maggie Cooper, a local basket maker and willow sculptor. She will be giving a talk and demonstrating her craft. Please come along and join us. New members welcomed. All enquiries to-

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Woodland Gems

When 12th March, 7.30pm

'Woodland Gems' - a talk by Dr Andrew Ward of Norwell Nurseries. All welcome!

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Melbourne & District Womens’ Institute Invites You to a Royal Birthday Party

When 12th March, 7:30pm

Melbourne WI invites you all to a very Royal occasion! A special birthday themed evening with Bucks Fizz on arrival and a fuddle supper. A warm welcome and a fun evening await you! Non-members welcome. For more information see our Facebook page: Melbourne & District Women’s Institute.

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Sence Valley Ladies

When 18th March, 7.30pm

Sence Valley Ladies meet on a monthly basis to hear interesting talks on various subjects. Why not join us. Come along as a visitor? March talk titled Skeleton in the cupboard

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A day in the life of a dry stone waller

When 22nd March, 7:30pm

A talk from the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, North West group. Andrew Brown Jackson tells about a day in the life of a dry stone waller illustrated by the scenic landscape of Derbyshire and relates some of his experiences working in Malta and Leicestershire.

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'Wild About Violas'

When 9th April, 7.30pm

'Wild About Violas' A talk presented to Ticknall Garden Club by Jack Willgoss Of Wildegoose Nursery: Home of Bouts Viola

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RSPB Talk - Wader Quest by Rick Simpson + AGM

When 12th April, 7.30pm

For those who have not heard of Wader Quest this talk introduces the organisation through the beauty and diversity of the waders to be found around the world, some of which are quite surprising. Liberally scattered with stunning photos and information about the birds and some amusing personal anecdotes from Rick and Elis' travels to see waders. It is both entertaining and informative while emphasising the acute crisis that is facing wader conservation and how we can all help to combat it. Rick and Elis Simpson are a husband and wife team who dedicate their lives to promoting wader conservation....

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New Lount Nature Reserve

When 26th April, 7:30pm

A talk from the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, North West group. John McDonald describes the history of the site and explains how this former colliery has been transformed into an excellent nature reserve which hosts a wide range of amphibians, reptiles and birds.

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