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21 BAKEWELL AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY 7.30pm. Town Hall, Bakewell.
21 BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Moderate walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet at Alport, layby on the main road.
21 CASTLETON HISTORICAL SOCIETY Please note all meetings except as specifically noted, to be held in the Walker Room, Castleton Methodist Church, Buxton Road, Castleton, near the Visitor Centre at 7.30pm. Visitors are most welcome at all meetings. A small charge of £3 includes light refreshments.
21 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate. Winster CP. opp Miners Standard towards Newhaven. 01629 583840.
21 STARKHOLMES AND DISTRICT THURSDAY CLUB Starkholmes Village Hall. 2-4pm. Visitors and new members will be very welcome. Talk by James Clark - The Great War followed by tea and biscuits. Any enq. please ring Marjorie Thorpe on 01629 55816 or Arlene Hobson 01629 593566.
21 WIRKSWORTH THURSDAY GROUP The Community Room, Methodist Chapel, Wood Street, Wirksworth. 10am-12noon. Craft with Heather - Heather Vicars.
22 MATLOCK FLORAL ART SOCIETY Imperial Rooms, Matlock. 7.30pm. Our Christmas Special - Pat Billings.
22 Tankus the Henge take Wirksworth Town Hall by storm. This powerhouse of a band, drawing influences from reggae, blues, funk, gypsy punk creates a rootin’, tootin’ wild and crazy foot stomping groove will guarantee to get you out of your seats. Molly and Jamie, a local, seductive, talented up and coming female duo are supporting. Doors 8pm Tickets: £7/£5 from Traid Links or www.townhallevents.ticketsource.com
22 WHIST DRIVE Sheen village hall. 8pm. £1.50 incl. refreshments. In aid of Sheen Church. Please tel. George 01298 84492.
23 ANNUAL COUNTY CONFERENCE Wallis Barracks, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield. The Royal British Legion Women’s Section Derbyshire County. Coffee served at 11.30am followed by lunch at 12noon and conference commences at 1pm.
23 BAKEWELL CHORAL SOCIETY’S, AUTUMN CONCERT Across Six Centuries of Music...in one evening! The music ranges from Hassler, de Victoria, Palestrina,Viadana, Byrd, Gibbons, Batten and Tye to Le Fleming and Lauridsen with soprano soloist, Andrea Ryder and organist Andrew Kirk. Tickets £10, students and accompanied children FREE from Bakewell Bookshop, choir members and on the door. FREE Transport may be arranged locally by contacting 01629 810205 & subject to numbers.
23 CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR Bakewell Town Hall. 9.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. Tea and coffee served. Disabled facilities. Pets welcome. Easy parking.
23 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 5 miles. Moderate. Ashbourne, Bowling Green PH. Local walk followed by optional annual lunch. 07974 413839.
23 DERBYSHIRE CITY & COUNTY WIND BAND will be playing a selection of Classical and Pop music following their tour of Japan. At Highfield School, Matlock. Proceeds to Rainbows and Bluebell Woods. Tickets from Rotary Club of Matlock. £8:00 or £5:00 for under 16’s. Tel 07950 612866 or www.matlockrotary.com or local Rainbows and Bluebell Woods Charity Shops.
23 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Sequence and ballroom dancing to Nick Stone. 8-11pm.
23 TRANSITION BUXTON Make Your Own Traditional Christmas. St Anne’s Community Centre, Terrace Road, Buxton. 1-4pm. Details and to reserve a place: 07769 627133.
23 VICTORIAN COFFEE MORNING Mechanics Institute, Eyam. 10am-2pm. Lots of stalls, jewellery, cakes, crafts, preserves, pickles, Christmas gifts and decorations, jewellery, raffle. Come along and enjoy and buy your Christmas stocking fillers. Admission 60p includes coffee.
24 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilions car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Cat and Fiddle – Short up to 8 miles. 10am. Walk 2: Joe Brown’s Numbers 1 – Medium 8-12 miles. 9.30am. Anyone welcome. Membership £5 single or £8 family per year. Contact 01298 72230 or 01298 23441. www.buxtonramblingclub.co.uk
24 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Fox House roadside parking (or Longshaw NT CP). Lady Canning Plantation, White Stones, Stanage Pole and Burbage Rocks. 07872 018954.
24 GREAT HUCKLOW OLD CHAPEL (UNITARIAN) 10.30am. Service – conducted by Chrissie Wilkie.
24 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 10 miles (grade 2). SK263920. Low Bradfield CP. Four Reservoirs Walk, Dam Flask, Dale Dike, Strines, Agden. 07879 404108. www.halcyonrambling.co.uk
24 MATLOCK AND DISTRICT MENCAP SOCIETY TABLE TOP SALE Mencap Centre, Greenaway Lane, Darley Dale. 7am-1pm. Free car parking, toilets. Refreshments. Sellers £6 a table. 25p admission, children free. Enq. Jackie 07831 316582.
24 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Sequence and ballroom dancing to CD’s. 8-10.30pm.
24 WINTER VINTAGE AND CRAFT SALE and also serving refreshments in Litton Village Hall. 11am-3.30pm. In support of Highpeak Nightstop and foodbank based in Buxton. We are approaching the season of goodwill but also the season of considerable worry for people on low incomes and the unemployed. We would appreciate as much support as possible on the day of the sale also food donations can be delivered to Cheshire Cottage, Litton (low side of Village Hall). We will deliver all food donations to Nightstop in early December. The charities funding has been reduced but the need is growing so support is essential. In advance, thank you for your help.
25 MATLOCK AND DISTRICT EMBROIDERERS GROUP Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock. 7 for 7.30pm. Shibori, the element of surprise - Janice Gunner. New members and visitors welcome.
25 HOBS COFFEE MORNING 9.30am-12noon. Town Hall, Bakewell.
25 MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB The Duke William, 91, Church Street, Matlock. 8pm. Film show - NCB Locos in Steam plus Unusual Narrow Gauge Railways. Non members welcome.
25 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE? Short talk and guided meditation. 10-11am. Everyone welcome. Cost £2.Venue: Heart Jewel Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Holme Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3NU. For further information or to book a place please call the Centre on 01629 581585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.heartjewel.org.uk
25 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Ashgate Hospice.
25 BAKEWELL PHOTO CLUB Friends Meeting House, Chapel Row, Bakewell. 7.30pm. 2nd Leg of the Bi-Monthly Competition.
26 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Leisurely. Belper Derwent St. CP. Local walk. 01773 827887/01773 824838.
26 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Wirksworth Recreation ground. Local walk. 01335 370473.
26 HIGH PEAK WRITERS which encourages people with mental health issues to write creatively meets at 4pm to 6pm in the piano lounge of the Old Hall Hotel, Buxton. Contact 01298 938920 for details.
26 MATLOCK FORUM CLUB Edgefold Club, Matlock. 10.30am prompt. Coffee and biscuits served from 10am. Life and Times of a Farrier - Mr Doug Bradbury.
26 MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am - Moderate walk 60 – 90 minutes. Meet at Dale Road Methodist Church, A6, Darley Dale.
26 MONTHLY MEETING THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION Bakewell Branch. 7.30pm. Town Hall, Bakewell. Raffle.
27 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Leisurely/moderate. Lea Rhododendron Gardens roadside, Tansley, Dethick and Lumsdale. 01629 584323/07736 783640.
27 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Taddington Church, Dales, Chelmorton. 01246 591181.
27 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 10 miles. Moderate. Great Longstone War Memorial, Black Harry Gate, Stoney Middleton, Calver. 01283 703545.
27 MATLOCK CAMERA CLUB Gothic Wharf Warehouse, Mill Road, Cromford, nr Matlock. Doors open at 7.15pm meeting 7.45pm. Architecture Through the Viewfinder - Martine Hamilton Knight D.Litt(Hon), ARPS. Tea/coffee available.
27 - 30 The Stirrings in Sheffield on Saturday Night - Tideswell Community Players perform a tale of murder, bombs and intrigue in Tideswell Church. 7.30pm. An exciting play with drama, comedy and songs set in Victorian Sheffield about the true story of the Sheffield Outrages. Tickets £8 and £6 (concessions) from Tideswell PO, Litton Shop, bookings on email@example.com and 01298 871063. More information: follow Tideswell Theatre on Facebook and Twitter.
28 BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Moderate walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre, Rowsley.
28 CHARITY WINTER LANTERN WALK A lantern lit walk from Bakewell Showground to Thornbridge Hall along the Monsal Trail. 5pm. Adults £5, child/conc. £2 including refreshments and entertainment. Walk led by The Babbling Vagabonds. Further info. www.helenstrust.org.uk Return transport will be provided.
28 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate. Mam Nick NT CP, Mam Tor, Lose Hill and Castleton. 01629 732629.
29 21ST CENTURY CLOGS Exhibition Room, Cromford Mill. 7.30-9pm. Cost: £5 – Limited places, advance booking essential – 01629 536831 (office hours only). An exciting evening of 21st century clog dance, swooping from the mills of the Industrial Revolution to the far future via folk ballads and robot dancing.
29 BASLOW SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Baslow Village Hall, 2pm. Talk and slides. Christmas in the Dales - Mr Andy Firth.
29 CHRISTMAS MARKET 2-5.30pm in Church St Michael and All Angels Church, Earl Sterndale, Buxton. Tombola, raffle, table top sales, refreshments. All welcome. For more info. ring 01298 83334 or 83211.
29 Christmas shopping Night Hathersage Memorial hall (New venue). 6-9pm. Over 20 stalls selling a large selection of gifts. Refreshments available. Organised by Hathersage School PTA for Project Acorn.
29 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING Arc Community Room, Arc Leisure, Matlock. 6.30-9pm. Raising money for SANDS & Local Groups. A Wonderful opportunity to support local business and have a glass of mulled fruit punch and a mince pie or christmas cupcake. Stalls include Christmas decorations, Tropic Beauty Products, cards, Usbourne Books, sweets and gifts and stocking fillers and much more. There will be a raffle to be drawn on the evening.
29 DARLEY DALE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Church Hall, Dale Road Methodist Church, Darley Dale. 7.30pm. Derbyshire’s Historic Gardens - Jeff Bates.
29 DERBYSHIRE FEDERATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH 2pm. Meet at the bandstand in Hall Leys Park, Matlock for a walk up to 2 hours.
29 MATLOCK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES SOCIETY Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock. 7.30pm. Member’s Evening - Toys and Dolls.
29 THE MILL SONG Exhibition Room, Cromford Mill. 2.15-2.30pm and 4.15-4.30pm. Free entry. Inspired by the origins of clog dance in the industrial revolution as well as London’s Grime Rap scene The Mill Song mixes old and new to tell the story of a young girl working in a mill.
29 WHIST DRIVE Chelmorton War Memorial Institute. 7.30pm.
30 BAKEWELL FARMERS’ MARKET Agricultural Centre. 9am-2pm. Parking and easy access. Contact 01629 813777.
30 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 2-4pm. St Joseph’s Community Hall, Bank Road, Matlock.
30 CHRISTMAS TABLE TOP SALE 11am-1pm with books, bric-a-brac and toy stalls. Bacon and sausage cobs, tea and coffee will be available and stalls can be hired for £6.00 from Sue on 01629822694. The venue is Middleton Village Hall, admission is free of charge and we look forward to welcoming friends old and new. Entry is free and all proceeds are for Holy Trinity Church.
30 CHRISTMAS FAYRE The Village Hall, Kingsterndale 2-4.30pm. Homemade cakes, jams, good as new, Christmas novelties and much more. Refreshments available.
30 CHRISTMAS FAYRE at the Edgefold Club in Matlock , DE4 3NJ. 11am-3pm. Free entry for all. Lots of stalls with lovely products, mince pies, mulled wine, Tea, coffee and a special visit from Santa. Raising funds for Matlock Preschool Playgroup Association (Reg Charity). For more info please visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
30 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. Oakamoor PS. Ramshorn and Cotton. 01332 760113.
30 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Entertainment with The Buddies. 9pm-midnight.
30 Youlgrave playschool’s Autumn Fayre? 10am-12 noon at Youlgrave Village Hall. There is to be a grand raffle with the chance to win a Christmas Turkey, A years family YHA membership, Sunday Lunch for two and loads more exciting prizes. There will be a cake stall with delicious home made produce, a tombola, games and fun stalls for all the family to enjoy. Refreshments will be served throughout, and everyone is welcome. Youlgrave Playschool operates Mon- Fri mornings during term times from 9am til 12. For further information please contact email@example.com or phone 07855056789.
30 - 1 DEC ASHBOURNE ANIMAL WELFARE CHRISTMAS AT THE ARK WEEKEND 11am-4pm. The Ark, Wyaston Rd, Ashbourne. Collection for the cats and dogs christmas dinner. Take a look round The Ark which is decorated for Christmas and each cat and dog has a stocking hung they are hoping will be filled! In addition there will be delicious festive food with homemade lunches and teas, lots of gifts to buy for Christmas presents and the charity’s range of Christmas cards and 2014 Ark Calendar for sale. There will also be books, toys and bric a brac bargains. Admission is free. For more information ring 01335 300494 or visit http://www.ashbourneanimalwelfare.org
1 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilions car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Wild Moor – Short up to 8 miles. 10am. Walk 2: Earl Sterndale – Medium 8-12 miles. 9.30am. Anyone welcome. Membership £5 single or £8 family per year. Contact 01298 72230 or 01298 23441. www.buxtonramblingclub.co.uk
1 CHRISTMAS CARBOOT SALE 9am-1pm. Warslow Village Hall. £5 a stall. Call 01298 84984.
1 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 10 miles. Moderate. Hartington market place. Biggin Dale, Wolfscote Dale and Alstonefield. 07955 364457.
1 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 9 miles. (Grade 3). SK 296943. Glen Howe Park (Wharncliffe Side). Onesacre, Lumb Bush, Convent, High Bradfield, Delf Road, Hill House. Dogs on short fixed leads. 07986 618580. www.halcyonrambling.co.uk
1 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Sequence and ballroom dancing to Phil Brown. 8-10.30pm.
1 MESSY CHURCH All Saints, Bakewell. 9.15-10.30am. All ages welcome. Further info. Rev. Aron Simpson 01629 813736.
2 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Bakewell Floral Art.
2 BAKEWELL PHOTO CLUB Friends Meeting House, Chapel Row, Bakewell. 7.30pm. Ray Brightman. Well known and respected local photographer will give his talk entitled ‘Double Take’ and show some of his many photographs of Derbyshire and Sheffield, both past and present.
2 MATLOCK AND DISTRICT HARD OF HEARING CLUB Christmas lunch at The Knockerdown with Entertainment by Mick Malarkey. Contact Celia Ramage 01629 55613.
2 WHIST DRIVE Join us on the 1st Monday of every month at Biggin Village Hall at 8pm for an enjoyable evening of whist, refreshments and great prizes! Easy adjacent parking & good disabled access. Enquiries please ring Joan on 01335 390377 or Betty on 01298 84370.
3 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 3 miles. Leisurely. Hartington YHA. Short walk followed by Christmas lunch 12noon. 01335 348046.
3 DERBYSHIRE FEDERATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH WALK 10.15am–1.30pm. Meet at Stancliffe House, Molyneux Business Park, Whitworth Road, Darley Dale, Matlock.
3 MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am – Moderate walk 60 – 90 minutes. Meet at Hall Leys Park Bandstand, then Christmas lunch.
3 MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am – Moderate walk 60 – 90 minutes. Meet at Hall Leys Park Bandstand, then Christmas lunch.
3 MATLOCK FORUM CLUB Edgefold Club, Matlock. 10.30am prompt. Coffee and biscuits served from 10am. Cuba - Mr Stuart Crump.
3 MATLOCK ADVANCED MOTORISTS indoor meeting at 7.30pm at the Duke William, Church Street, Matlock – for details of the evening event contact Bill Storey on 01629 812732, non members welcome. Or visit the IAM website at www.iam.org.uk or www.matlock-iam.webs.com
4 CROMFORD W.I. Cromford Institute, The Hill, Cromford. 7.30pm. Chris and Mike Wild - Burg Island in 1930s. Period costume. Visitors and new members welcome.
4 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. Bonsall village hall. Local walk. 01629 56052. 01629 56052.
4 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Cromford Meadows CP, Starkholmes, Lumsdale, Holloway. 01629 583840.
4 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Hartington MP, Upper Dove Valley, High Wheeldon, Longnor. 01629 636350.
4 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 5 miles (grade 2). SK 198718. Great Longstone (meet outside White Lion). Ramble in the area. 0114 2306 109. www.halcyonrambling.co.uk
4 MATLOCK W.I. Imperial Rooms, Matlock. 7.30pm. Christmas meeting. Visitors and new members always welcome.
4 MATLOCK CAMERA CLUB Gothic Wharf Warehouse, Mill Road, Cromford, nr Matlock. Doors open at 7.15pm meeting 7.45pm. British Wildlife Through the Seasons - Andrew Parkinson. Tea/coffee available.
4 MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Easy walk 60 - 90 minutes. Meet at Riber Village, past Riber Hall, then Christmas lunch.
4 Tideswell DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Easy 60 – 90 minute walk. Meet at Fountain Square, adjacent to the public toilets.
5 BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Moderate walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet at Edensor Church.
5 BAKEWELL CHILDREN’S CENTRE PUSHCHAIR FRIENDLY WALK around Baslow. 10.30–11.30am. For further information, contact 01629 533673.
5 BASLOW DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Easy 45–90 minute walks around Baslow and the Chatsworth Estate. Meet at Nether End bus stop by the village green, public toilets and car park.
5 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate. Bakewell Golf Club, Top CP. Local walk and Christmas lunch at 2pm. 01629 583840.
5 EYAM W.I. Mechanics Institute. 2pm. Our members Christmas bring and share fare. Visitors and new members very welcome.
5 FRIENDS OF SOUTH DARLEY SCHOOL INVITE YOU TO OUR CHRISTMAS FAYRE at South Darley School 3.15pm onwards. Stalls include- Santa’s Grotto, choco-bola, bottle-bola, lucky dip, raffle, penny pots, refreshments, cake stall, cushions, bedding and throws by Monsoon and Nimbus, Bodyshop, book stall, crafts, beauty salon/nail bar and LOTS LOTS MORE!!! See you there!!!
5 MATLOCK CAMERA CLUB Match it Competition with Dronfield, Chesterfield and ourselves at Chesterfield Library. 7.15 for 7.30pm. Judge Malcolm Sales ARPS ABIPP. Tea/coffee available.
5 STARKHOLMES AND DISTRICT THURSDAY CLUB Starkholmes Village Hall. 2-4pm. Visitors and new members will be very welcome. Quiz and carol singing followed by tea and biscuits. Any enq. please ring Marjorie Thorpe on 01629 55816 or Arlene Hobson 01629 593566.
6 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WHIST DRIVE in the Town Hall, Bakewell. 7.30pm. Good prizes. The Royal British Legion Women’s Section Bakewell Branch. Raffle.
6 CRESSBROOK FILM CLUB Middle Row, Cressbrook. ‘THE GREAT GATSBY’ An evening of glitz, glamour and sequins. Baz Luhrmann writes, directs and produces this romantic drama following the life of Jay Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties in this adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Membership of Cressbrook Film Club is £20 for the whole season with guest tickets available at £5.00 per film for adults and £3 for kids. The doors open at 7.30pm, the film starts at 8pm and lasts 140mins. You can contact David on 01298 872 144 to renew your membership, become a member and book guest tickets in advance – vital for a good seat.
6 DERBYSHIRE FEDERATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH 2pm. Meet at the bandstand in Hall Leys Park, Matlock for a walk up to 2 hours.
6 HOLLINSCLOUGH CHAPEL Carols by Candlelight. 8pm. With Hollinsclough Silver Band. Entry £5 includes refreshments afterwards. Hollinsclough, Nr Longnor. Buxton.
6 LITTON PRIMARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR Litton Primary School Christmas Fair at 5.30pm this year. Lots of stalls, gifts, games and Christmas fun, as well as a visit from Santa! The fair is on the same evening as Litton Market. An opportunity to do some unique Christmas Shopping in the village and get in the Christmas Spirit!
6 PEAK DISTRICT MUSIC CENTRES CHRISTMAS GALA CONCERT featuring the Peak District Wind Band, Big Band and Youth Choir. 7.30pm at the Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. Tickets £7, U16 free.
6 MATLOCK FLORAL ART SOCIETY Imperial Rooms, Matlock. 7.30pm. Christmas social evening.
6 & 7 CHRISTMAS CONCERT held in the excellent setting of the Orangery at Cressbrook Hall. Evening starts with a complementary glass of wine and music from the band. A two course buffet is included in the ticket price of £15. Two dates available by advance booking. (doors open 6.30pm with start time at 7.30pm going on till 10.30pm ish!). Call Harriet at the hall on 01298 871289 or 07738 974054 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6 & 7 Baslow Choir ‘Christmas Concert’ A programme of festive music, carols and readings with special guests ‘Plague o’ Bells’. All Saints’ Church, Curbar 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 (including refreshments from www.baslowchoir.co.uk, tel: 01433 631586 or on the door on the night.
7 CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING 10.30am. Wormhill village hall. Homemade cakes, crafts, cards, books etc. Mince pies and other refreshments. Father Christmas has promised to come too. Free admission.
7 Caring with Compassion .Half-day Meditation Course. 10am-1pm. Learn how to cultivate pure compassion in and out of meditation and free your mind from negative feelings and problems. Cost £10 inc light refreshments. Everyone Welcome. Venue: Heart Jewel Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Holme Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3NU. For further info or to book a place please call the Centre on 01629 581585 or email email@example.com www.heartjewel.org.uk
7 CHRISTMAS AT CASTLETON 4 mile family walk, on easy terrain, discovering Castleton through the ages. Meet Castleton Information Centre (GR: SK149 829) Start 1pm, finish 3.30pm. Booking essential; call 01629 816211 between 10am-4.30pm.
7 CHRISTMAS FAYRE St Bartholomew’s School, Longnor. 11am–3pm. Come and enjoy tea and mince pies, live music, stalls, gifts and visit Santa’s grotto. All proceeds in aid of the school and Little Hedgehogs Pre-School Play Group.
7 CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING 10am, Bradwell Memorial Hall. Father Christmas in his grotto. Proceeds for St Barnabas Church.
7 DARLEY DALE W.I. Methodist Church Hall, Dale Road, Darley Dale. Pensioners Christmas party. 4pm. Visitors and new members always welcome.
7 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. Cromford Meadows CP. Black Rock and Cromford Canal. 01629 650092.
7 HARDY PLANT SOCIETY Shirland Village Hall. 2pm. An illustrated talk ‘Wollerton Old Hall - past and present’ - Andrew Humphris, Head gardener at Wollerton and previously head gardener at the NT garden at Biddulph Grange.
7 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Sequence and ballroom dancing to Richard Keeling. 8-11pm.
7 STONEY MIDDLETON PRIMARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR In school (High Street, Stoney Middleton, S32 4TL), 10am till 12 noon. Lots of stalls traditional and new. Refreshments served. Free entry.
7 THORNHILL HOUSE CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING at 10am - Midday Craft stalls prepared by the residents, tombola, raffle and cake stall. Everybody welcome.
7 Yuletide Fayre in Birchover. Birchover Carnival Committee are hosting a Yuletide Fayre in the village hall from 10.30am-12.30pm. Come and see Santa and join in the Entertainment (Christmas cupcake decorating, festive games and activities, music and carol singing). Come and join in the celebrations - FREE ENTRY. Mulled wine, tea, coffee, mince pies and shortbread will be served.
7 & 8 MONYASH CHAPEL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 11am-4pm. Teas available.
8 ASHBOURNE ANIMAL WELFARE CELEBRATION OF ANIMALS SERVICE 2pm. St. Oswalds Church, Ashbourne. Animals welcome in church and a donkey from the Donkey Sanctuary Derbyshire Centre will be taking part. Blessing of all animals attending. Everyone welcome to this special service to give thanks for the pleasure and companionship our pets provide. Tel 01335 300494 for more information.
8 BASH FILMS Bakewell and Ashford Film Society. Medway Centre, Bakewell. 7.30pm. The Angels Share. Members £24 for 8 films. Visitors £5.
8 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilions car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Hayfield – Short up to 8 miles. 10am. Walk 2: White Lodge to Buxton – Medium 8-12 miles. 9.30am. Anyone welcome. Membership £5 single or £8 family per year. Contact 01298 72230 or 01298 23441. www.buxtonramblingclub.co.uk
8 CAROL SERVICE AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH WIRKSWORTH The Royal British Legion Derbyshire County. Refreshments will be served after the service. Enquiries to Mrs A. Swift 01629 813925. All welcome.
8 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Bakewell Holme Road. Longstone Edge and Monsal Head. 01629 826435.
8 DERWENT AND HOPE VALLEYS ADVANCED MOTORISTS meeting at the Eyre Arms, Calver Cross Roads at 10.am. “Free assessment drives for local motorists. Also motorcyclists welcome to come along. Please contact on 01629 812732 for full details. Or visit the IAM website at www.iam.org.uk or www.matlock-iam.webs.com
8 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 9 miles (grade 3). SK 181833. Hope Station, Edale End, Wooler Knoll, Win Hill, Thornhill Carrs. 0114 2306109. www.halcyonrambling.co.uk
8 LIVE & LOCAL AT THE GLEBE PRESENTS “HOT FINGERS” The Glebe Field Centre, Crich. 7.30pm. Fronted by showman Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham (Pasadena Roof Orchestra), the “Hot Fingers” trio takes you into the glamorous world of vintage acoustic string music; from hot jazz of 1920s New York to sophisticated 1930s swing. Enjoy the music of, among others: Django Reinhardt, Oscar Aleman, Eddie Lang, Bing Crosby & Al Boley. Licensed bar and refreshments available. Contact David Lane for tickets and information on 01773 856664.
8 MATLOCK AND DISTRICT MENCAP SOCIETY TABLE TOP SALE Mencap Centre, Greenaway Lane, Darley Dale. 7am-1pm. Free car parking, toilets. Refreshments. Sellers £6 a table. 25p admission, children free. Enq. Jackie 07831316582.
8 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Sequence and ballroom dancing to CD’S. 8-10.30pm.
9 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Medway Centre.
9 BASLOW SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Baslow Village Hall, 2pm. Christmas lunch at Hassop Hall.
9 DERBYSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST WYE AND UPPER DERWENT GROUP TALK 7.30pm. Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall, Dale Road North (A6) Darley Dale. Hearts of Oak - the Oak in History, Legend and Natural History. Dr Patrick Harding will give an illustrated talk on everything oak related - Dryads to Druids, bats to celandines, Kate Moss to Spike Milligan. Admission £2.50. All welcome.
9 MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB The Duke William, 91, Church Street, Matlock. 8pm. Les Nixon presents more excellent shots of the days of steam. Non members welcome.
9 MATLOCK AND DISTRICT EMBROIDERERS GROUP Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock. 7 for 7.30pm. Christmas party. New members and visitors welcome.