From Crowland to Weston Hills
SATURDAY Strollers will be walking on the peninsular at Rutland Water near Hambleton. Hopefully the bluebells will be in full bloom. The walk is just over five miles. Meet at the former St Guthlac School by 10.25am on Saturday to share transport. Bring a picnic lunch.
LAUNCH of the first published history of the town of Crowland ‘In the shadow of the Abbey, Crowland’ by Michael Chisholm, is on Saturday at 4pm in Crowland Abbey. Copies of the book can be purchased for £15.99, and Michael will be happy to sign them. The proceeds of copies sold in the Abbey are being donated to the Abbey.
DONINGTON and Quadring Royal British Legion Social Club has dancing to Julie tomorrow, doors open at 7pm. Members £2.50, non member £3.50. On Sunday Trudie will entertain from 7pm in the lounge. Members £1.50, non members £2.50. Bingo is held every Wednesday, doors open 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. Tony G ( Elvis) will perform on June 1 (7pm).
FLEET Baptist Church flower festival starts on Friday, May 3 and runs until Monday, May 6, from 10am to 5pm daily. This year’s theme is ‘Trailblazers for the faith’. Refreshments will be served throughout the festival and there will be a tombola, bric-a-brac, plant and vegetable stalls. On the Saturday the Salvation Army Band will be in concert at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6, including refreshments, and are available from Ross on 01406 424556 or Joyce on 01406 426781.
SET up days for preparing for the flower and craft festival at St Peter and St Paul’s Church are today from 9am onwards and tomorrow from 9am to 7pm, after which the church will be cleaned. The festival opens on Saturday until Monday, May 6, 10am to 5pm. Refreshments are served throughout and there will be cake, crafts, plants and bric-a-brac stalls.
OASIS Club meets in the Reading Rooms, Church Street on Saturday, 10-11.30am for primary school age children and there’s fun, games, stories and music and it’s all free.
AT All Saints’ Church after the Wednesday morning service at 9.30am there is a craft and games group, and you are welcome to bring knitting, sewing or a game of Scrabble and have coffee and a chat.
LONG Sutton Baptist lunches are being served tomorrow and all are welcome.
METHODIST Church flower festival is set to start this Saturday with the theme ‘Far around the world’. The festival runs until Monday, May 6 and opening times are Sundays noon to 5pm and Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. This Sunday there is a Celebration Songs of Praise at 6.30pm to celebrate the flower festival. Refreshments will be served during the festival, including home made snacks and cakes. Books and cards will be for sale and there will be a tombola. The church has disabled access and facilities.
The village parade is on Sunday, May 5, at 3pm, with floats involving the local community.
SPALDING Ramblers Group will be leading an eight mile walk this Sunday around Culverthorpe, between Sleaford and Grantham. The starting point is the Stepping Out car park at Culverthorpe Lake at 10am. For more detailed directions and for further information about the walk ring the leader on 01775 723227.
WESTON Parish Council’s annual open parish meetings is on Monday at 7.30pm in the village hall. It is your opportunity to have your say on matters that affect you and also gives parish and district councillors a chance to learn at first hand the feelings of parishioners on specific issues.
ST John’s Church flower festival takes place from Saturday, May 4 to Monday, May 6, 10am-4pm. Refreshments will be available and there will be raffle, pick a bag bric-a-brac and plant stalls.