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9 & 10 MEDITATION at Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton. Teacher: Gen Kelsang Sangye. 9th 2 classes 10.30-11.45am and 7-9pm. 10th 1 class 7-9pm. For further information please call 01298 79777, or 07527 292908, or email: info@samudracentre.org
THURSDAY 
10 BAKEWELL AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY 7.30pm. Town Hall, Bakewell.
10 CALVER FILM Village Hall, Calver. 7.30pm. Untouchable. Cert 15. Calver Film is a membership club costing £20 for 9 films plus bonus offers. Guest tickets cost £5.00. Charity of the Month Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. For further information contact Denise Hall 01433 630760
10 ARKWRIGHT SOCIETY LECTURE: A Lifetime In Textiles – Courtaulds and Coats Viyella: A Personal Insight”. Gothic Warehouse. 7pm. Cost: £5 (includes cheese and wine 7–7.30pm) – Limited places, advance booking recommended. Peter South, Head Guide at Cromford Mills, reflects on his working life with these two very different textile groups.
10 BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Moderate walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet at Monsal Head – on the road to Little Longstone.
10 CURBAR, CALVER AND FROGGATT SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Calver Methodist Church. 2pm. Talk by Heather Thomas - Update on Rwanda followed by tea. New members are very welcome.
10 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate. Outlet on main Baslow to Chesterfield Road. (1 km east of Robin Hood PH) Chatsworth top. 0115 9679515.
10 Rowsley WI 7.15pm, Rowsley Village Hall - for more details email rowsleywi@hotmail.co.uk Another evening of fun with Pat Hall – poetry, anecdotes and nostalgia.
10 TIDESWELL LOCAL HISTORY CLUB St John’s Institute, Tideswell. 8pm. David Bell on “Down the Garden Path – The Privy”. Visitors welcome £2.50 including refreshments. Contact Elaine Chapman 01298 871468.
FRIDAY 
11 BAMFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY GROUP The Bamford Institute. 8pm. Talk and slides on Samuel Oldknow, a Mill owner and benefactor from Marple in the 1700s, by Judith Wilshaw. Visitors welcome.
11 CRESSBROOK FILM CLUB Middle Row Cressbrook “Tea With Mussolini” (cert PG). This is a story of civilised disobedience based on the childhood memories of Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, set in Florence during the dawn of WW2. Guest tickets available at £5 per film for adults and £3 for kids. Doors open at 7.30pm, the film starts at 8pm and lasts 112mins. 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.
11 DERBYSHIRE FEDERATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH 2pm. Meet at the bandstand in Hall Leys Park, Matlock for a walk up to 2 hours.
11 MATLOCK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES SOCIETY Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock. 7.30pm. The Leach Family of Potters - Kathy Niblett.
11 OPEN MIC NIGHT Wheatcroft’s Wharf Canalside Café. Free entry. 7-9pm. An evening of music, compered by Barry Sinfield, in the relaxed atmosphere of Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café. Book a slot on the night or just sit back and listen.
11 TIDESWELL MALE VOICE CHOIR St John’s Church Centre, Walton, Chesterfield. Tickets £10 available from members of tel. 01246 566448 or 01629 640342. Refreshments included. In aid of Parkinson’s UK.
11 WHIST DRIVE Sheen village hall. 8pm. £1.50 incl. refreshments. In aid of St Lukes Church, Sheen. Please tel. George 01298 84492.
SATURDAY 
12 ATTIC SALE Youlgreave Village Hall. 10am-12noon. To book a table please ring Judith 01629 636492. £6 per table. Entry 50p which includes coffee/tea and biscuits. For village hall funds.
12 CRESSBROOK CHURCH SPRING FAIR 2pm onwards. Tombola, bric-a-brac etc. Tea, coffee and cakes. Please come and join us in these lovely surroundings.
12 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. Wirksworth National Stone Centre. Rose End Meadow. Gang Mine. 01782 502185.
12 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Entertainment with The Tomkats. 9-midnight.
12 TANTRIC MEDITATION 10am-1pm. An introduction to Buddha’s most powerful meditations that have the power to produce full awakening swiftly in one short human life. This half day course consists of teachings, guided meditations and an opportunity for discussion and questions. Everyone welcome. Cost £10. Venue: Heart Jewel Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Holme Road, Matlock Bath, DE4 3NU. For further info or to book a place please call 01629 581585 or email epc.heartjewelcentre@gmail.com www.heartjewel.org.uk
SUNDAY 
13 ASHBOURNE ANIMAL WELFARE HEALTHY HOUND & FIT FELINE OPEN DAY 11am-4pm. The Ark, Wyaston Rd, Ashbourne.Veterinary advice on diet, dental care, exercise, age related illness etc. Get your pet mot’d! Microchipping only £10! Visit the cattery and kennels. Homemade lunches and teas, gifts, books, bric a brac etc. Free admission. For more info tel: 01335 300494.
13 BASH FILMS Bakewell and Ashford Film Society. Medway Centre, Bakewell. 7.30pm. Intouchables (cert 15), with subtitles. Members £24 for 10 films. Visitors £5. Tel. Cheryl Mayfield 01629 814770.
13 CAR BOOT SALES in Hope Valley, Hope. Gates open 7am–12noon. Cars £5/Vans £10. Refreshments available. Sorry no dogs on the school grounds. Proceeds to Hope Valley College and Hope Sports Association. Information on www.hopevalley.derbyshire.sch.uk or 07538 194348.
13 CRAFT FAIR Gothic Warehouse. 10am-4pm. Free entry. Browse a variety of stalls selling a selection of different themed handcrafted and local products for sale.
13 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Gradbach CP. Wildboarclough, Danebower and Knotbury. 01773 550138.
13 Derwent and Hope Valleys Advanced Motorists meeting at the Eyre Arms, Calver Cross Roads at 10am. “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
13 DERBYSHIRE WOODCRAFTS Mill Yard. Free entry. 10am-4pm. Demonstrations by traditional wood carvers including wood turning on a lathe, wood carving and pyrography. All products are available to purchase.
13 EASTER FAIR in Birchover Village Hall. 1.30-3.30pm. Free entry. Crafts. Activities. Entertainment. Decorate an Easter Cupcake. Refreshments. Music and Fun! Easter Eggs. Burst a Balloon Tombola. Raffle… and much more…! Children must be accompanied by an adult. All funds towards the 2014 village carnival.
13 GREAT HUCKLOW OLD CHAPEL (UNITARIAN) 10.30am. Service – conducted by Liz Shaw.
13 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 12.5 miles. Grade 3. SK 263920. Low Bradfield CP. Long walk. Dale Dyke Reservoir, Strines Reservoir, Derwent Edge. 0114 2662 348 or 07518 029776. 9.5 miles. Grade 2. Short walk. Dale Dyke Reservoir, Strines Reservoir, Agden, Rocher. 0114 2306 109. www.halcyonrambling.co.uk
13 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Sequence and ballroom dancing to Chris Johnson. 8-11pm.
MONDAY 
14 AGE UK BAKEWELL CENTRE SPRING FAYRE held at the Age UK Bakewell Centre (across from the Bakewell Library). 10am-1pm. Tombola, raffle, cake stall, nearly new, DVDs and books, Easter gift stall, name the bunny and more... Admission is £1 including tea/coffee and biscuits. Children have free admission. Please come along and support the day centre. Any donations for any of our stalls are very much appreciated. Money raised goes directly into the amenity fund to provide summer outings, activities and Entertainment for all our members. Thankyou for your support.
14 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Parkinson’s UK.
14 BAKEWELL BIRD STUDY GROUP Friend’s Meeting House, Matlock Street, Bakewell. 7.30pm. Gardens are Good for Birds - Paul Hobson. Why some birds are successful - an expert view.
14 MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB The Duke William, 91, Church Street, Matlock. 8pm. Talk - Railways in the Yorkshire Landscape presented by Mr Stephen Gay. Non members welcome.
14 WANTED, AT CROMFORD, CHILDREN OF ALL AGES Cromford Mills. 2.30-4pm. £3 (accompanying adults free). Limited places, advance booking recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. What was it like to live and work in Richard Arkwright’s Cromford? Step back in time and learn about the way of life for children and adults.
TUESDAY 
15 BRADWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY “Is To-day’s Diet Better than Yesterday’s”, by Liz Downing. 8pm. In the Methodist Hall.
15 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Leisurely. Hazelwood village hall CP. Local walk. 01773 827887/01773 824838.
15 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Leisurely. Robin Hood CP, East Moor and Chatsworth. 01629 640478.
15 GRINDLEFORD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Bishop Pavilion (beside bridge), Grindleford S32 2JN. Illustrated talk by David Tideswell on ‘Spring Birds’. Warm welcome to old and new members. Over the spring and summer members visit local gardens of special interest, come along to find out more!
15 ‘TOTS & TEDS’ 1.30-2.45pm at All Saints Bakewell Parish Church. For pre-school Toddlers, Babies and their Carers. Our theme is ‘Getting Ready for Easter’- planting seeds- flowers and veg. Fun and games! Cool crafts and free play! Singing and music! Story- time and Refreshments! We meet in the Newark with plenty of room! Newcomers and familiar friends are all welcome. For more info. please contact: Kath 812457, or Julia 815123.
WEDNESDAY 
16 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Ambergate, The Birches, Wingfield Park, Heage. 0115 9735533.
16 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am 6 miles. Moderate. Ashford in the Water CP. White Lodge and Monsal Head. 01629 582195/07731 560407.
16 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 10 miles. Moderate. Hollinsclough, River Heads, Axe Edge. 01246 591181.
16 EASTER CHICKS EXTRAVAGANZA Wildlife Discovery Room, Carsington Water. Bring your flock along to take part in our fun and educational migration game: will your flock survive? Borrow some binoculars to see which birds have made it to Carsington this year. Find out what you can do to help birds survive and successfully raise chicks, then make your own bird feeder to start to help to make a difference for wildlife. There will also be plenty of other Easter-themed crafts in the Wildlife Discovery Room.10.30am-3.30pm There will be a small charge (£1- £2) for some activities.
16 “GODLY PLAY”: story-telling for young and old. Light refreshments provided by the Mothers’ Union. 5.30-6.30pm. St. Giles Church, Matlock. www.stgilesmatlock.co.uk
THURSDAY 
17 BAKEWELL AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY No meeting tonight.
17 CASTLETON HISTORICAL SOCIETY Talk: The Hospital of Blessed Mary, Castleton - 7 Years of Archaeology: Colin Merrony, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield. Colin will be bringing us up to date with the very interesting finds from the digs in 2012 and 2013 and giving an insight into this years excavations, due to take place in June. Visitors are most welcome at all meetings. A small charge of £3 includes light refreshments. 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.
17 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate. Monyash, Caves, Dale, Magpie. 01159 654884.
17 SOCIAL GROUP FOR PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 7pm in the meeting room at the ARC Leisure Centre Matlock. The meeting room is on the same level as the car parking so access isn’t a problem. Parking is not restricted and everyone is welcome. If I can help at all please contact me. For more information contact: Ann Powell - mobile 07896 285 615
17 WIRKSWORTH THURSDAY GROUP The Community Room, Methodist Chapel, Wood Street, Wirksworth. 10am-12noon. Why Fairtrade - Jane Stakes.
FRIDAY 
18 CROMFORD REVISITED Meet at Reception/Shop. 2pm (tea and coffee from 3.30pm-4pm). £5 – Limited places, advance booking recommended. Join Doreen Buxton, co-author of “Cromford Revisited”, on this short walk to the village and back to look at features that illustrate its development. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions over tea and coffee.
18 DARLEY HILLSIDE METHODIST CHURCH GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE 6.30pm with choir, all welcome.
18 European Youth Symphony Orchestra are putting on a concert at the Peveril Centre, Methodist Chapel, Buxton Rd., Castleton. Free admission or donations if desired. Refreshments. 7pm.
18 - 21 TAKING THE PULSE Christmas Shop, Cromford Mills. Free entry. In preparation for Derwent Pulse, a floating light work along the Derwent this autumn, artist Charles Monkhouse shows more developmental light pieces at Cromford Mills.
18 - 21 ARKWRIGHT THE DUCK EASTER TRAIL Cromford Mills. 10am-4pm. £1 entry fee. Discover the different places where Arkwright the Duck is hiding, solve the puzzle and win a small prize. Entry forms are available from Reception/Shop.
SATURDAY 
19 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 7 miles. Moderate. Ticknall VH. Calke Abbey and Melbourne Hall. 07527 867046.
19 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Sequence and ballroom dancing to Fred Eyre. 8-11pm.
19 MEMORY LANE social event held in The Brunel Room, Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. 2-4pm. Join us for an uplifting afternoon of humorous poetry and song. It is a community initiative which is run by volunteers and funded by the Darley Dale Town Council for the benefit of local residents. It is not a ‘members only’ gathering; everyone is welcome. Admission £2 which includes tea/coffee with savoury and sweet refreshments. Prize raffle tickets cost £1.00.
19 - 20 A GEORGIAN MARKET Mill Yard. Free entry. 10am-4pm. Meet artists, wheelwrights, bodgers, tinkers and market peddlers as the Charles Edward Stuart Society brings history to life. There will also be the chance to enlist into King George’s army so come along and join in the fun! Dishes inspired by Georgian recipes will be served in Arkwright’s Café during the weekend.
19 - 20 MEET THE MILL MANAGER Mill Yard. 11am-3pm. Free entry. Meet Richard Arkwright’s Mill Manager who will be out and about in the mill yard. Drop in any time and discover what it was like to live and work in the mills.
19 – 21 STEEPLE GRANGE LIGHT RAILWAY (off High Peak Trail between Black Rocks and National Stone Centre, Wirksworth). Trains run on two separate lines from 12noon-5pm. Last return journey to Middleton 4.30pm. 01246 235497 or www.steeplegrange.co.uk for details.
SUNDAY 
20 ARKWRIGHT SPINSTERS Gothic Warehouse. 11am-4pm. The Arkwright Spinsters will be demonstrating spinning and fibre crafting and sharing their skills. Bring your own spinning wheel and learn to spin.
20 ASHFORD BOOK FAIR 10am-4 pm. Free entry. War Memorial Institute, Ashford, Nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1QB. New, used and collectible books. Car parking. Refreshments. Peter Allen 01298 77786.
20 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilions car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Alsop en le Dale– Short up to 8 miles. 10am. Walk 2: Derwent Edge – 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
20 CAR BOOT SALES in Hope Valley, Hope. Gates open 7am–12noon. Cars £5/Vans £10. Refreshments available. Sorry no dogs on the school grounds. Proceeds to Hope Valley College and Hope Sports Association. Information on www.hopevalley.derbyshire.sch.uk or 07538 194348.
20 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 12 miles. Moderate. Grindon Church CP. Onecote, Mixon, Elkstones and Butterton. CC. 9.15 Friden CP. 01629 636350.
20 GREAT HUCKLOW OLD CHAPEL (UNITARIAN) 10.30am. Service – conducted by Liz Shaw.
20 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 10 miles (grade 2+) SK 259858. Redmires (top reservoir), Stanedge Pole, Moscar Lodge, Wet Shaw Lane, Crawshaw Lodge, Redmires. 07986 618580. www.halcyonrambling.co.uk
20 MATLOCK ADVANCED MOTORISTS AND MOTORCYCLISTS MEETING at Highfields Upper School, off Chesterfield Road, Matlock at 10.am. Free assessment drives for local motorists and riders. Please contact Bill Storey on 01629 812732 for full details. Or visit the IAM website at www.iam.org.uk or www.matlock-iam.webs.com
20 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Entertainment with Ready Steady 60’s group. 9-midnight.
20 THE LIVING EASTER EVENT celebrates the story of Easter Sunday and the Resurrection of Jesus. Everyone can come and discover the story of Easter Sunday through an interactive trail around the grounds of our Church. There are crafts and activities plus free refreshments. Come and hear and experience what happened when Jesus met once again with some of His friends and disciples. Dale Road Methodist Church on the A6 in Darley Dale (by the speed cameras). Between 3pm and 5pm. Come for as long or as short a time as you like.
MONDAY 
21 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Bakewell Methodist Church.
21 TABLE TOP SALE Eyam Mechanics Institute. 10am-1pm. 50p admission includes coffee. Bric a brac, jewellery, cakes and lots of interesting items. Don’t miss these bargains.
TUESDAY 
22 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 11.15am. 4 miles. Extra leisurely. Alsop Moor lay-by on A515. 11.20 bus (442) to Tissington, Linear walk. 01629 650497.
22 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Oakamoor picnic site, Ramshorn and Cotton. 01332 760113.
22 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Leisurely. Mytham Bridge, Bamford and Abney Moor. 01433 631446.
22 ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION (Bakewell Branch) Town Hall, Bakewell. 7.30pm. Bingo, raffle, refreshments.
WEDNESDAY 
23 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Leisurely/moderate. Rivendale caravan park café CP. Local walk. 01332 511116/07871 179078.
23 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 12 miles. Moderate. Barber Booth CP. Brown Knoll, South Head, Malcoff, Rushup Edge. CC 9.15am Calver slip road. 01629 636350.
23 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Milldale, Thorpe, Wetton, Alstonefield. 07955 364457.
23 JUNKY MONKEY EASTER FAMILY WORKSHOP Mill Yard. 10am-12.30pm. Cost: £10 per family – for bookings contact: Emma Parkins 07597 233709. Join Junky Monkey for a morning of “Spring Creativity” Using natural and recycled materials, create mini masterpieces to take home with you.
THURSDAY 
24 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate. Hathersage CP. Stanage Edge and Scraperlow. 01623 552985.
FRIDAY 
25 Are there otters in Matlock Bath? Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath. Become a river detective for the day and find out if the River Derwent in Matlock Bath is a suitable habitat for otters. Look for invertebrates in the river and give the river a water health score. Measure the flow rate to see if an otter could bring up her cubs in Matlock Bath. We may also have time to make a boat to float and a river creature to take home.10am-12 noon or 1.30-3.30pm. Booking essential. £3 per child and £1 per adult.
25 DARLEY DALE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale. 7.30pm. Patsy Rayner - Plants in Literature: Origins and Anecdotes. Visitors welcome £3 per meeting. More info. www.ddhs.org.uk
25 KNIGHTS, DRAGONS AND MARVELLOUS MAIDENS Exhibition Room. 5-6pm. Cost: £6 adults (£4 children) – Limited places, advance booking recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Storyteller Sophie Snell shares her tales of mediaeval heroism and romance. Come dressed up for the occasion. Suitable for children aged 5-14 and their families.
25 LUCY WARD BAND CONCERT 7.30pm. The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath. Nominee for the 2014 Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Award, Lucy Ward, together with her amazing band. Joining Lucy on stage will be Belinda O’Hooley, Heidi Tidow (keys and vox), Joy Gravestock (fiddle), Sam Pegg (bass) and Steve MacLachlan from The Willows on percussion. What a line-up! Further info. www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk www.lucywardsings.com Tickets - £12 adv £14 door available in person from the Mining Museum at the Grand Pavilion 01629 583834 and Matlock Music Shop 01629 760670.
25 THE LADY OF THE FLOWERS AND OTHER MEDIAEVAL TALES Exhibition Room. 7.30pm. Cost: £8 – Limited places, advance booking recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The tales of mediaeval Britain. Sophie Snell brings a delicious concoction of mediaeval tales to life interwoven with songs and ballads. Suitable for adults and 12+. There will be a licensed bar serving wines and bottled beers.
SATURDAY 
26 A MUSICAL EVENING WITH BRASS AND VOICES Darley Dale Band and Darley Hillside Choir. At St. Mary’s Church, South Darley at 7.30pm. Admission £6. Complimentary glass of wine and nibbles. Proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Church.
26 A WALK THROUGH SLINTER WOODS AND DUNSLEY MEADOWS Meet outside The Greyhound, Market Place, Cromford. 2-4.30pm. Donation – Limited places, advance booking required. Our woodland and meadows are special places and these guided walks will explain why. Explore the landscape of this former industrial valley with its mosaic of habitats.
26 BAKEWELL FARMERS’ MARKET Agricultural Centre. 9am-2pm. Parking and easy access. Contact 01629 813777.
26 BASLOW CHOIR ‘SPRING CONCERT’ Rossini ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’ Parry ‘Blest Pair of Sirens’. Ecclesall Parish Church, Sheffield. 7.30pm. Tickets: £12 (including refreshments) concessions £10 from www.baslowchoir.co.uk, tel: 01433 631586 or £14 on the door on the night.
26 Bon Jovi UK Concert 7.30pm. The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath. Bad Medicine, Wanted, Bed of Roses, (You Give Love) A Bad Name...you name it, Bon Jovi sang it! We have the best UK Bon Jovi tribute act coming to the Grand Pavilion. Tickets £8 adv, £7 friends, £10 door. See website for info: www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk
26 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. Cromford Meadows. Local walk. 01629 56052.
26 FREE BEGINNERS FLY-FISHING COURSE 2 hour introductory course. At Orvis Retail Store, The Old Town Hall, King Street, Bakewell. Further info. Alisdair Duncan 01629 810226.
26 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Entertainment with Voodoo Katz. 9-midnight.
26 PETER DONEGAN AND PLEASE Y’SELF Town Hall Wirksworth. 7.30pm. £12.50/£11. A little bit of history will be made at Wirksworth Town Hall. Thirty years after they last played a gig with the celebrated Lonnie Donegan at the Brighton Pavilion, local and nationally-known skiffle band Please Y’Self are set to appear with his son Peter. Tickets are £12.50/£11 and available from www.townhallevents.ticketsource.co.uk or Traid Links, Market Place, Wirksworth 01629 824393.
26 THE ART OF POSITIVE THINKING MEDITATION RETREAT 10am-1pm. Learn how to develop a positive outlook to benefit both yourself and those around you in this half day retreat which consists of a series of guided meditations and instructions. Suitable for beginners to meditation. Everyone welcome. Cost £10 inc light refreshments. You are welcome to join us, if you wish, for a fundraising guided walk in the local countryside in the afternoon. Venue: Heart Jewel Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Holme Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3NU.For further info or to reserve a place please call the Centre on 01629 581585 or email epc.heartjewelcentre@gmail.com www.heartjewel.org.uk
26 UPPERTOWN SOCIAL CENTRE Cullumbell Lane, Nr Ashover. St George’s Night. 7 for 8pm. Contact Eddie Marriott for information and tickets on 01246 590502 or 07966 154798. Website www.uppertown.org
SUNDAY 
27 A WALK ALONG THE LUMSDALE VALLEY Meet at the layby opposite Highfields School on Lumsdale Road, DE4 5LB. 3-5pm. Cost: £3 – Limited places, advance booking required. A leisurely guided three-mile walk including a visit to the Lumsdale Conservation Project, exploring this unique industrial valley site.
27 “BREATHING SPACE”: time for quiet reflection. Music and sacred chants, lighting of candles, poems, readings. Come and go as you wish. 6.30-7.30pm. St. Giles Church, Matlock. www.stgilesmatlock.co.uk
27 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilions car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Goyt Valley – Short up to 8 miles. 10am. Walk 2: Monyash – 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
27 CAR BOOT SALES in Hope Valley, Hope. Gates open 7am–12noon. Cars £5/Vans £10. Refreshments available. Sorry no dogs on the school grounds. Proceeds to Hope Valley College and Hope Sports Association. Information on www.hopevalley.derbyshire.sch.uk or 07538 194348.
27 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 10 miles. Moderate. Hardwick Hall NT Lower CP (Fee) (by Miller Pond) for Silverhill Wood, Teversal and Lady Spencer’s Wood. 01623 552985.
27 Easter Chicks Extravaganza See 16th April for further information.
27 GREAT HUCKLOW OLD CHAPEL (UNITARIAN) 10.30am. DIY Service. Led by Liz Shaw. Theme: My favourite book.
27 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 10 miles (grade 2). SK 075819. Slackhall (meet on road outside Chestnut Centre), Malcoff, Pennine Bridleway, Bagshaw, Bettfield Farm, Ford Hall. 01246 417850. www.halcyonrambling.co.uk
27 MATLOCK EDGEFOLD CLUB Sequence and ballroom dancing to Mark Spafford. 8-11pm.
27 YOULGRAVE CHARITY BREAKFAST Youlgrave Bangbutt Village Link Breakfast Bistro in The Reading Room (opposite the church). 9.30am–2pm. All appetites catered for. Optional 5 or 6 miles guided walk can be booked on 01629 636580 (meet Reading room 9.45am.) Walk plus full breakfast £10.00. Proceeds for clean water and infant health projects in Sierra Leone. www.youlgravebangbutt.org
MONDAY 
28 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Children with Downs Syndrome.
28 DERBYSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST WYE AND UPPER DERWENT GROUP TALK Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall, Dale Road North (A6), Darley Dale. 7.30pm. Jeff Sim of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will talk about this magnificent area which his Trust now lease and manage. To be preceded by a very short AGM. Admission £2.50. All welcome.
28 HIGH PEAK DIABETIC SELF-HELP GROUP AND PEN PEOPLE Junior Section. Wye Room, The Buckingham Hotel, Buxton (at the junction of Burlington Rd and St. Johns Road). Buxton. 7-9pm. General meeting.
28 MATLOCK AND DISTRICT EMBROIDERERS GROUP Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock. 7 for 7.30pm. Gillian Sprakes - From Sheep to Shawl. New members and visitors welcome.
28 MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB The Duke William, 91, Church Street, Matlock. 8pm. Film show: Steam in the 60’s plus Steam in the Midlands. Non members welcome.
28 WINSTER LOCAL HISTORY GROUP A River in Time (on the River Bradford), illustrated talk by Christine Gregory. 7.30pm in the Burton Institute, Winster DE4 2DQ. A River in Time is the title of a new book by Christine Gregory. The White Peak’s River Bradford flows through open meadows and deep limestone dales near Youlgrave. It has been modified by man since the Middle Ages and is a popular walk for visitors and local people. Christine takes us on a photographic journey along the river looking at its flora and fauna as well as its social and industrial history.