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Monday 1st April

BAKEWELL PHOTO CLUB Richard Gosney: 'Using Snapseed to process mobile phone images in-phone'. 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Chapel Row (behind the Methodist Church) DE45 1EL. Visitors and new members welcome. See website for information. www.bakewellphotographic.co.uk

Tuesday 2nd April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at Rowsley Peak Village walker’s car park at far side.

Tuesday 2nd April

WIRKSWORTH TUESDAY MARKET See 26th March.

Wednesday 3rd April

ASHBOURNE DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.30am. Progression walk 3 hrs. Wetton Mill roadside parking opposite mill (DE6 2AG, SK094561).

Wednesday 3rd April

CROMFORD WI ‘Confessions of an ex Plant Manager’. Expert gardener and ex garden plant manager Mark Smith will be providing an entertaining and light hearted talk. 7.15pm. Cromford Community Centre, Market Place, Cromford DE4 3RE. New members welcome.

Wednesday 3rd April

FOLK NIGHT Live music session at the Crispin, Great Longstone, 7.30 onwards. Please come along, sing and play. All welcome, especially musicians.

Wednesday 3rd April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at free car park next to Darley Bridge Cricket Club.

Wednesday 3rd April

ROTARY BAKEWELL Meeting 12.30 Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell. Business Meeting. Speaker: DG Richard Vergette.

Thursday 4th April

BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Moderate walk 90-120 mins. Meet at Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre pay and display.

Thursday 4th April

NATURE NATTERS – MINDFUL WANDERS In partnership with New Connections and Peak District National Park. Led session, nature focussed to help with wellbeing. 11.00am 60 mins. Bakewell park by public toilets.

Friday 5th April

BASLOW SENIOR CITIZENS’ CLUB Tony Waldron ‘Balloons and Parachutes – adventures of an aeronautical heroine’. 2pm Baslow Village Hall. Tea will be served costing £2.

Friday 5th April

CROMFORD INSTITUTE History Night. 7pm. Cromford Institute Village Hall.

Friday 5th April

MATLOCK ARTIST SOCIETY PORTRAIT GROUP Open to All at £5 per session. Meets 1st Friday each month 9.30am-12 noon. Starkholmes Village Hall, 105 Starkholmes Road, Matlock DE4 3DE.

Friday 5th April

MATLOCK STORYTELLING CAFÉ Clare Murphy telling ‘The Spanking Goddess’ plus support. Strictly adults only. 7.00pm doors open, stories and music 7.30. Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE43NL. Tickets £8 available https://buytickets.at/matlockstorytellingcafe/1184130 More details: Matlock Storytelling Café facebook.

Friday 5th April

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP BAKEWELL 3.00pm Stanton Day Hospital, Baslow Road, Bakewell. Informal group offering friendship, support, speakers and outings to anybody with Parkinson's and carers, family and friends. Information: Joyce 01629 812288.

Saturday 6th April

BROKEN? WE'LL TRY TO FIX IT Free repairs first Saturday every month, Wirksworth Repair Café, Wellspring Church Hall, Wood Street, Wirksworth, 9.30am-12.30pm. Fixers will attempt to repair any portable item. Electrical, fabrics, ceramics, jewellery, toys, knife and small tool sharpening etc. Donations towards expenses welcome.

Saturday 6th April

JUMBLE SALE Monyash village Hall 10am-3pm. Tables £5 or donation items gratefully accepted. Delicious refreshments available.

Saturday 6th April

TABLE TOP SALE in aid of Cancer Research at Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 10am. Table hire £10. To reserve: 07763 773592.

Sunday 7th April

WIRKSWORTH ANTIQUES IN THE STREET 9am-4pm. Street market and free indoor market, over 50 stalls. Non-profit event run by Wirksworth traders community event organisation CIC donating money to local charities.

Monday 8th April

BAKEWELL BIRD STUDY GROUP Breeding Bird Survey in Derbyshire with David White. Learn more about the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Breeding Bird Survey sponsored by the BTO and RSPB. Friends Meeting House, end of Chapel Row off Matlock Street, Bakewell next to the Methodist Church DE45 1EL. Guests welcome (£3). Visit www.bakewellbirdstudygroup.org.uk or call 07768 928432.

Monday 8th April

BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH 10-11.45. Charity stall this month in support of local charity The Rwanda Trust. Home baked goodies, bric-a-brac and books. Coffee, tea and scones will also be available. All welcome.

Monday 8th April

DERWENT AND HOPE VALLEYS ADVANCED MOTORISTS AND MOTORCYCLISTS indoor meeting 7.30pm, Duke William, Church Street, Matlock. For details contact Bill Storey 01629 812732, non members welcome. Or visit: www.matlock-iamroadsmart.org.uk

Monday 8th April

DERBYSHIRE RURAL CHAPLAINCY monthly service at Bakewell Livestock Market. Short, informal service starting 10.00am, conference room, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH. Everyone welcome. Refreshments.

Monday 8th April

& 9 BALL AND RACKET SKILLS Primary pupils, Bamford. Have fun, make friends and improve your skills! 9am-12noon, for 6-11 year olds. No experience required. £20 per day. Book: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/bamfordtennis/Coaching

Monday 8th April

& 9 EASTER TENNIS CAMP Secondary pupils, Bamford. Have fun, make friends and improve skills! 1-4pm, for 12-18 year olds. Any level welcome. £20. Book: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/bamfordtennis/Coaching

Tuesday 9th April

DARLEY DALE WI Dale Road Methodist Church Hall. Tracey Barnes, an evening of seated dancing. Starts 7.00pm. Visitors and new members welcome. Further information contact Secretary, Jennifer Lane 07544 514127 / jennifer.lane4788@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday 9th April

EASTERN MOORS – WALK MOOR 10.30am Steady walk. Birchen Edge car park (by Robin Hood pub) for a 2.5 mile walk with a couple of stiles.

Tuesday 9th April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet in Ashover parish hall car park, park in village.

Tuesday 9th April

WALKS FOR ALL FULLY ACCESSIBLE DEMENTIA FRIENDLY WALK AND TALK 2.00pm, Short walk, stroll or bench to bench, up to 60 mins. Meet at the war memorial in Whitworth Park.

Tuesday 9th April

WIRKSWORTH TUESDAY MARKET weekly 08.30-12.30. Local produce inc. fresh bread, cheese, veg, coffee and cake. ATM on site, buses stop at the market. Memorial Hall Gardens, St John St, Wirksworth DE4 4DS.

Tuesday 9th April

YOULGRAVE DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.30am Moderate walk 60-90 minutes. Meet at Coldwell end car park.

Wednesday 10th April

ASHBOURNE DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.30am. Progression walk 3 hrs. Clifton – Fairways Garden Centre car park (DE6 2GN, SK169445).

Wednesday 10th April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at Black Rocks lower car park pay and display.

Wednesday 10th April

REBELLION KNOLL WI BRADWELL 7.30pm Methodist Hall.

Wednesday 10th April

SPRING OPEN DAY 11am-3pm Level Centre, Old Station Close, Rowsley DE4 2EL. Lots of creative activities to take part in and our interactive installation PlayLAND is open all day. Entry free. No need to book. More information: www.levelcentre.com/spring-open-day-2024

Wednesday 10th April

ST HELEN’S LADIES GROUP John Brown: ‘Air Ambulance’. 2pm Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall.

Thursday 11th April

BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Moderate walk 90-120 mins. Monsal Head on roadside to Little Longstone.

Thursday 11th April

MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB Duke William, Church Street, Matlock. 7.30pm Meeting Topics. ‘Yesterday’s Steam’ – ‘Steam North of Swansea’. Non members welcome, details 07900 244 913 or visit matlockrailwayclub.wordpress.com

Thursday 11th April

THE FARMING LIFE CENTRE Short Walk 60-90 mins. 1.15pm. Meet at St Helen’s Church, Grindleford (near bridge S32 2JN).

Friday 12th April

BAKEWELL TOWN HALL Film Friday: ‘One Life’. True story of Sir Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis. 7.30pm. £6.

Friday 12th April

BAMFORD HISTORY APRIL meeting 7.30pm. Bamford Village Institute. Sink holes on Hucklow Edge caused by mining subsidence. Talk with slides by Henry Folkard and James Shaw. Admission £2 for Institute members £4 for non members. Pay on the door. Further information Kathleen Greenan 07982 461469.

Friday 12th April

MATLOCK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES SOCIETY ‘London, it’s Livery and its Freemen’ – David Allen. Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock, DE4 3NL Time: 2.30pm Visitors welcome. £3. Chairman 07566 225126

Saturday 13th April

BOB FOX IN CONCERT 7.30pm The Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Holloway, Matlock DE4 5BD Tickets: Dave 01773 856545 / ticketsource.co.uk/florence-nightingale-memorial-hall

Saturday 13th April

HATHERSAGE BRASS BAND Spring Concert starting 7pm Hathersage Methodist Church (S32 1BB). Tickets £8 adults, under 16s free, available via www.wegottickets.com/event/608630.

Saturday 13th April

MATLOCK ARTIST SOCIETY Mutual Help Group. Open to all £3 per session Meets 2nd Friday of the month 9.30am to 12 noon. Starkholmes Village Hall, 105 Starkholmes Road, Matlock DE4 3DE.

Saturday 13th April

SPRING CRAFT ATTIC SALE Youlgrave Village Hall 10.00am-1.00pm. To book a table ring Judith 01629 636492. £8 per table. Free admission. Refreshments available. Fundraising for Youlgrave Village Hall.

Sunday 14th April

BAKEWELL AND ASHFORD FILM SOCIETY (BASH) ‘One Life’ (2023 PG) 7.30pm Medway Centre, Bakewell. Wheelchair friendly, film subtitles and a hearing loop. Join BASH Film Society via www.bashfilms.org.uk, sign up on the night or Joy Thrower 01629 814863. Annual membership £24, you will be entitled to borrow any DVD or BluRay.

Sunday 14th April

DERWENT AND HOPE VALLEYS ADVANCED MOTORISTS Yonderman Café, A623 Wardlow Mires 10am. Free assessment drives or rides for local motorists and motorcyclists. Contact Bill Storey 01629 812732 for details. Visit www.matlock-iamroadsmart.org.uk

Monday 15th April

DERBYSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST (WYE AND UPPER DERWENT LOCAL GROUP) Golden Eagles 7.30 An Illustrated talk by David Fox Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall, Dale Road North Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT. Admission £3. Call 01629 650480 for more information.

Tuesday 16th April

BAKEWELL WI 7.30pm. Speaker: Bryn Garland, Tools with a Mission. Visitors welcome at £4. Friends’ Meeting House, Chapel Ln, Bakewell DE45 1EL.

Tuesday 16th April

BASLOW FLOWER CIRCLE Floral Demonstration by Andrew Key “May to September part 2” Baslow Village Hall 2pm. Raffle for the arrangements. Visitors Welcome.

Tuesday 16th April

KEEPING YOURSELF AND OTHERS SAFE Safeguarding awareness session. 10.00-12.45. Broad overview for volunteers running a small community group. Priority booking for Members of Derbyshire Dales CVS. £10 for DDCVS members, £20 non-members. Conference Room, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH.

Tuesday 16th April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at Cromford Meadows rugby club car park pay and display.

Tuesday 16th April

WIRKSWORTH TUESDAY MARKET See 9th April.

Wednesday 17th April

ASHBOURNE DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.30am. Progression walk 3 hrs. Middleton by Youlgrave roadside parking (DE45 1LS, SK195631).

Wednesday 17th April

BAKEWELL AND DERBYSHIRE DALES FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Every third Thursday of the month Bakewell Town Hall 7.30-9.30. All welcome.

Wednesday 17th April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at Winster, car park at top of West Bank.

Wednesday 17th April

ROTARY BAKEWELL Meeting 12.30 Rutland Arms, Bakewell. Speaker: Sue Barber, Chair Tideswell and District Environmental Group (TDEG).

Wednesday 17th April

TIDESWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am. Steady walk 1 ½ - 2 hrs, 3-4 miles. Meet at Fountain Square.

Thursday 18th April

BAKEWELL AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Talk: Quilting the Quilt by Anne Jeaters. 7.00pm. At Bakewell Old House Museum. See oldhousemuseum.org.uk for info and booking.

Thursday 18th April

BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Moderate walk 90-120 mins. Alport by roadside layby.

Thursday 18th April

CASTLETON HISTORICAL SOCIETY ‘Earle’s Cement Works - A History’ an illustrated talk by Malcolm Andrew. All welcome, visitors £3, including light refreshments. 7.30pm. The Peveril Centre, Methodist Church, Buxton Road, Castleton, S33 8WP.

Thursday 18th April

MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB Duke William, Church Street, Matlock. 3.30pm Afternoon Meeting, Speaker John Hunt – ‘North Yorkshire Moors Railway’ Non members welcome - details 07900 244 913 or visit matlockrailwayclub.wordpress.com

Thursday 18th April

NATURE NATTERS – MINDFUL WANDERS In partnership with New Connections and Peak District National Park. Led session, nature focussed to help with wellbeing. 11.00am 60 mins. Hall Leys Park, Matlock by the bandstand.

Thursday 18th April

THURSDAY GROUP WIRKSWORTH Third Thursday of the month. Speaker to be confirmed. 10am-12noon. Hope and Anchor, Market Place, Wirksworth DE4 4ET.

Friday 19th April

BASLOW SENIOR CITIZEN’S CLUB Steve Drinkall ‘Nature’s Wonders on you Doorstep’. 2pm Baslow Village Hall. Tea will be served £2.

Friday 19th April

CROMFORD INSTITUTE Recycling craft club. 7pm Cromford Institute Village Hall.

Friday 19th April

JUNIORS: FREE TENNIS TASTER SESSION, BAMFORD See what Bamford Tennis Club has to offer. Book your free place: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/bamfordtennis/Coaching If you can’t make these sessions get in touch and we'll accommodate you on alternative dates.

Friday 19th April

MATLOCK MUSIC PRESENTS LIVE MUSIC IN THE DALES AKIKO Saxophone Quartet, an award-winning ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music. Wheeldon Hall, Highfields School, Lumsdale, off the Chesterfield Road, Matlock, DE4 5NA starting 7.30pm. Tickets £15 available at the door. Under 18s free, students registered job-seekers half-price. All seats unreserved. Ample parking. Further information: www.matlockmusic.org.uk or George Wolfe, 01433 631308.

Friday 19th April

WIRKSWORTH BOOK FESTIVAL See our Out and About Feature for details.

Saturday 20th April

BASLOW TENNIS CLUB ‘Open Afternoon’ 2-5pm. All ages welcome, wear suitable shoes and turn up, rackets provided. Refreshments for anyone taking part. New members welcome with discounted ‘new members rate’ to anyone living within ten mile radius of the club.

Saturday 20th April

MATLOCK ARTIST SOCIETY Demonstration Sandra Orme: Pastel Skies Demonstration. All Saint’s Church Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock DE4 3 DE 10am-12.30pm. £8. Refreshments provided.

Saturday 20th April

TIDESWELL AND DISTRICT REPAIR CAFÉ Bring your broken items to see if they can be fixed. Run by volunteers, no charge, but donations encouraged to help venue hire costs. Drop in 10am-1pm. Refreshments available. Tideswell Community Hall, SK17 8PD. More info: facebook.com/TideswellRepairCafe

Saturday 20th April

WIRKSWORTH BOOK FESTIVAL See our Out and About Feature for details.

Sunday 21st April

DERWENT AND HOPE VALLEYS ADVANCED MOTORISTS AND MOTORCYCLISTS Peak Village, Rowsley car park by exit 10am. Free assessment drives and rides for local motorists and riders. Contact Bill Storey 01629 812732 for details. Visit www.matlock-iamroadsmart.org.uk

Sunday 21st April

LITTLE LONGSTONE CHAPEL Open air art competition. Open to all ages and levels of experience. Categories for professionals, amateurs, and children, with prizes for the winners of each category donated by local businesses. Register 10am-1pm at the event to create a work of art inspired by the unique chapel. 4pm for judging, prizes announced 5pm. Refreshments available. Money raised to roof repair fund. Follow The Great Art Competition on Facebook or Instagram for information.

Sunday 21st April

WIRKSWORTH BOOK FESTIVAL See our Out and About Feature for details.

Monday 22nd April

FRIENDS OF CROMFORD CANAL Talk by Mike Kelley ‘Birdswood and the Cromford Canal’ 7pm Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf. Tickets £5, hot drink included. Only 40 places available. Early booking advised www.cromfordcanal.org/upcoming-event-tickets/

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Monday 1st April

BAKEWELL PHOTO CLUB Richard Gosney: 'Using Snapseed to process mobile phone images in-phone'. 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Chapel Row (behind the Methodist Church) DE45 1EL. Visitors and new members welcome. See website for information. www.bakewellphotographic.co.uk

Tuesday 2nd April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at Rowsley Peak Village walker’s car park at far side.

Tuesday 2nd April

WIRKSWORTH TUESDAY MARKET See 26th March.

Wednesday 3rd April

ASHBOURNE DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.30am. Progression walk 3 hrs. Wetton Mill roadside parking opposite mill (DE6 2AG, SK094561).

Wednesday 3rd April

CROMFORD WI ‘Confessions of an ex Plant Manager’. Expert gardener and ex garden plant manager Mark Smith will be providing an entertaining and light hearted talk. 7.15pm. Cromford Community Centre, Market Place, Cromford DE4 3RE. New members welcome.

Wednesday 3rd April

FOLK NIGHT Live music session at the Crispin, Great Longstone, 7.30 onwards. Please come along, sing and play. All welcome, especially musicians.

Wednesday 3rd April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at free car park next to Darley Bridge Cricket Club.

Wednesday 3rd April

ROTARY BAKEWELL Meeting 12.30 Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell. Business Meeting. Speaker: DG Richard Vergette.

Thursday 4th April

BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Moderate walk 90-120 mins. Meet at Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre pay and display.

Thursday 4th April

NATURE NATTERS – MINDFUL WANDERS In partnership with New Connections and Peak District National Park. Led session, nature focussed to help with wellbeing. 11.00am 60 mins. Bakewell park by public toilets.

Friday 5th April

BASLOW SENIOR CITIZENS’ CLUB Tony Waldron ‘Balloons and Parachutes – adventures of an aeronautical heroine’. 2pm Baslow Village Hall. Tea will be served costing £2.

Friday 5th April

CROMFORD INSTITUTE History Night. 7pm. Cromford Institute Village Hall.

Friday 5th April

MATLOCK ARTIST SOCIETY PORTRAIT GROUP Open to All at £5 per session. Meets 1st Friday each month 9.30am-12 noon. Starkholmes Village Hall, 105 Starkholmes Road, Matlock DE4 3DE.

Friday 5th April

MATLOCK STORYTELLING CAFÉ Clare Murphy telling ‘The Spanking Goddess’ plus support. Strictly adults only. 7.00pm doors open, stories and music 7.30. Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE43NL. Tickets £8 available https://buytickets.at/matlockstorytellingcafe/1184130 More details: Matlock Storytelling Café facebook.

Friday 5th April

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP BAKEWELL 3.00pm Stanton Day Hospital, Baslow Road, Bakewell. Informal group offering friendship, support, speakers and outings to anybody with Parkinson's and carers, family and friends. Information: Joyce 01629 812288.

Saturday 6th April

BROKEN? WE'LL TRY TO FIX IT Free repairs first Saturday every month, Wirksworth Repair Café, Wellspring Church Hall, Wood Street, Wirksworth, 9.30am-12.30pm. Fixers will attempt to repair any portable item. Electrical, fabrics, ceramics, jewellery, toys, knife and small tool sharpening etc. Donations towards expenses welcome.

Saturday 6th April

JUMBLE SALE Monyash village Hall 10am-3pm. Tables £5 or donation items gratefully accepted. Delicious refreshments available.

Saturday 6th April

TABLE TOP SALE in aid of Cancer Research at Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 10am. Table hire £10. To reserve: 07763 773592.

Sunday 7th April

WIRKSWORTH ANTIQUES IN THE STREET 9am-4pm. Street market and free indoor market, over 50 stalls. Non-profit event run by Wirksworth traders community event organisation CIC donating money to local charities.

Monday 8th April

BAKEWELL BIRD STUDY GROUP Breeding Bird Survey in Derbyshire with David White. Learn more about the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Breeding Bird Survey sponsored by the BTO and RSPB. Friends Meeting House, end of Chapel Row off Matlock Street, Bakewell next to the Methodist Church DE45 1EL. Guests welcome (£3). Visit www.bakewellbirdstudygroup.org.uk or call 07768 928432.

Monday 8th April

BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH 10-11.45. Charity stall this month in support of local charity The Rwanda Trust. Home baked goodies, bric-a-brac and books. Coffee, tea and scones will also be available. All welcome.

Monday 8th April

DERWENT AND HOPE VALLEYS ADVANCED MOTORISTS AND MOTORCYCLISTS indoor meeting 7.30pm, Duke William, Church Street, Matlock. For details contact Bill Storey 01629 812732, non members welcome. Or visit: www.matlock-iamroadsmart.org.uk

Monday 8th April

DERBYSHIRE RURAL CHAPLAINCY monthly service at Bakewell Livestock Market. Short, informal service starting 10.00am, conference room, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH. Everyone welcome. Refreshments.

Monday 8th April

& 9 BALL AND RACKET SKILLS Primary pupils, Bamford. Have fun, make friends and improve your skills! 9am-12noon, for 6-11 year olds. No experience required. £20 per day. Book: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/bamfordtennis/Coaching

Monday 8th April

& 9 EASTER TENNIS CAMP Secondary pupils, Bamford. Have fun, make friends and improve skills! 1-4pm, for 12-18 year olds. Any level welcome. £20. Book: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/bamfordtennis/Coaching

Tuesday 9th April

DARLEY DALE WI Dale Road Methodist Church Hall. Tracey Barnes, an evening of seated dancing. Starts 7.00pm. Visitors and new members welcome. Further information contact Secretary, Jennifer Lane 07544 514127 / jennifer.lane4788@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday 9th April

EASTERN MOORS – WALK MOOR 10.30am Steady walk. Birchen Edge car park (by Robin Hood pub) for a 2.5 mile walk with a couple of stiles.

Tuesday 9th April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet in Ashover parish hall car park, park in village.

Tuesday 9th April

WALKS FOR ALL FULLY ACCESSIBLE DEMENTIA FRIENDLY WALK AND TALK 2.00pm, Short walk, stroll or bench to bench, up to 60 mins. Meet at the war memorial in Whitworth Park.

Tuesday 9th April

WIRKSWORTH TUESDAY MARKET weekly 08.30-12.30. Local produce inc. fresh bread, cheese, veg, coffee and cake. ATM on site, buses stop at the market. Memorial Hall Gardens, St John St, Wirksworth DE4 4DS.

Tuesday 9th April

YOULGRAVE DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.30am Moderate walk 60-90 minutes. Meet at Coldwell end car park.

Wednesday 10th April

ASHBOURNE DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.30am. Progression walk 3 hrs. Clifton – Fairways Garden Centre car park (DE6 2GN, SK169445).

Wednesday 10th April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at Black Rocks lower car park pay and display.

Wednesday 10th April

REBELLION KNOLL WI BRADWELL 7.30pm Methodist Hall.

Wednesday 10th April

SPRING OPEN DAY 11am-3pm Level Centre, Old Station Close, Rowsley DE4 2EL. Lots of creative activities to take part in and our interactive installation PlayLAND is open all day. Entry free. No need to book. More information: www.levelcentre.com/spring-open-day-2024

Wednesday 10th April

ST HELEN’S LADIES GROUP John Brown: ‘Air Ambulance’. 2pm Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall.

Thursday 11th April

BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Moderate walk 90-120 mins. Monsal Head on roadside to Little Longstone.

Thursday 11th April

MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB Duke William, Church Street, Matlock. 7.30pm Meeting Topics. ‘Yesterday’s Steam’ – ‘Steam North of Swansea’. Non members welcome, details 07900 244 913 or visit matlockrailwayclub.wordpress.com

Thursday 11th April

THE FARMING LIFE CENTRE Short Walk 60-90 mins. 1.15pm. Meet at St Helen’s Church, Grindleford (near bridge S32 2JN).

Friday 12th April

BAKEWELL TOWN HALL Film Friday: ‘One Life’. True story of Sir Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis. 7.30pm. £6.

Friday 12th April

BAMFORD HISTORY APRIL meeting 7.30pm. Bamford Village Institute. Sink holes on Hucklow Edge caused by mining subsidence. Talk with slides by Henry Folkard and James Shaw. Admission £2 for Institute members £4 for non members. Pay on the door. Further information Kathleen Greenan 07982 461469.

Friday 12th April

MATLOCK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES SOCIETY ‘London, it’s Livery and its Freemen’ – David Allen. Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock, DE4 3NL Time: 2.30pm Visitors welcome. £3. Chairman 07566 225126

Saturday 13th April

BOB FOX IN CONCERT 7.30pm The Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Holloway, Matlock DE4 5BD Tickets: Dave 01773 856545 / ticketsource.co.uk/florence-nightingale-memorial-hall

Saturday 13th April

HATHERSAGE BRASS BAND Spring Concert starting 7pm Hathersage Methodist Church (S32 1BB). Tickets £8 adults, under 16s free, available via www.wegottickets.com/event/608630.

Saturday 13th April

MATLOCK ARTIST SOCIETY Mutual Help Group. Open to all £3 per session Meets 2nd Friday of the month 9.30am to 12 noon. Starkholmes Village Hall, 105 Starkholmes Road, Matlock DE4 3DE.

Saturday 13th April

SPRING CRAFT ATTIC SALE Youlgrave Village Hall 10.00am-1.00pm. To book a table ring Judith 01629 636492. £8 per table. Free admission. Refreshments available. Fundraising for Youlgrave Village Hall.

Sunday 14th April

BAKEWELL AND ASHFORD FILM SOCIETY (BASH) ‘One Life’ (2023 PG) 7.30pm Medway Centre, Bakewell. Wheelchair friendly, film subtitles and a hearing loop. Join BASH Film Society via www.bashfilms.org.uk, sign up on the night or Joy Thrower 01629 814863. Annual membership £24, you will be entitled to borrow any DVD or BluRay.

Sunday 14th April

DERWENT AND HOPE VALLEYS ADVANCED MOTORISTS Yonderman Café, A623 Wardlow Mires 10am. Free assessment drives or rides for local motorists and motorcyclists. Contact Bill Storey 01629 812732 for details. Visit www.matlock-iamroadsmart.org.uk

Monday 15th April

DERBYSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST (WYE AND UPPER DERWENT LOCAL GROUP) Golden Eagles 7.30 An Illustrated talk by David Fox Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall, Dale Road North Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT. Admission £3. Call 01629 650480 for more information.

Tuesday 16th April

BAKEWELL WI 7.30pm. Speaker: Bryn Garland, Tools with a Mission. Visitors welcome at £4. Friends’ Meeting House, Chapel Ln, Bakewell DE45 1EL.

Tuesday 16th April

BASLOW FLOWER CIRCLE Floral Demonstration by Andrew Key “May to September part 2” Baslow Village Hall 2pm. Raffle for the arrangements. Visitors Welcome.

Tuesday 16th April

KEEPING YOURSELF AND OTHERS SAFE Safeguarding awareness session. 10.00-12.45. Broad overview for volunteers running a small community group. Priority booking for Members of Derbyshire Dales CVS. £10 for DDCVS members, £20 non-members. Conference Room, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH.

Tuesday 16th April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at Cromford Meadows rugby club car park pay and display.

Tuesday 16th April

WIRKSWORTH TUESDAY MARKET See 9th April.

Wednesday 17th April

ASHBOURNE DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.30am. Progression walk 3 hrs. Middleton by Youlgrave roadside parking (DE45 1LS, SK195631).

Wednesday 17th April

BAKEWELL AND DERBYSHIRE DALES FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Every third Thursday of the month Bakewell Town Hall 7.30-9.30. All welcome.

Wednesday 17th April

MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Easy walk 90 minutes. Meet at Winster, car park at top of West Bank.

Wednesday 17th April

ROTARY BAKEWELL Meeting 12.30 Rutland Arms, Bakewell. Speaker: Sue Barber, Chair Tideswell and District Environmental Group (TDEG).

Wednesday 17th April

TIDESWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am. Steady walk 1 ½ - 2 hrs, 3-4 miles. Meet at Fountain Square.

Thursday 18th April

BAKEWELL AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Talk: Quilting the Quilt by Anne Jeaters. 7.00pm. At Bakewell Old House Museum. See oldhousemuseum.org.uk for info and booking.

Thursday 18th April

BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES HEALTH WALKS 10.00am Moderate walk 90-120 mins. Alport by roadside layby.

Thursday 18th April

CASTLETON HISTORICAL SOCIETY ‘Earle’s Cement Works - A History’ an illustrated talk by Malcolm Andrew. All welcome, visitors £3, including light refreshments. 7.30pm. The Peveril Centre, Methodist Church, Buxton Road, Castleton, S33 8WP.

Thursday 18th April

MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB Duke William, Church Street, Matlock. 3.30pm Afternoon Meeting, Speaker John Hunt – ‘North Yorkshire Moors Railway’ Non members welcome - details 07900 244 913 or visit matlockrailwayclub.wordpress.com

Thursday 18th April

NATURE NATTERS – MINDFUL WANDERS In partnership with New Connections and Peak District National Park. Led session, nature focussed to help with wellbeing. 11.00am 60 mins. Hall Leys Park, Matlock by the bandstand.

Thursday 18th April

THURSDAY GROUP WIRKSWORTH Third Thursday of the month. Speaker to be confirmed. 10am-12noon. Hope and Anchor, Market Place, Wirksworth DE4 4ET.

Friday 19th April

BASLOW SENIOR CITIZEN’S CLUB Steve Drinkall ‘Nature’s Wonders on you Doorstep’. 2pm Baslow Village Hall. Tea will be served £2.

Friday 19th April

CROMFORD INSTITUTE Recycling craft club. 7pm Cromford Institute Village Hall.

Friday 19th April

JUNIORS: FREE TENNIS TASTER SESSION, BAMFORD See what Bamford Tennis Club has to offer. Book your free place: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/bamfordtennis/Coaching If you can’t make these sessions get in touch and we'll accommodate you on alternative dates.

Friday 19th April

MATLOCK MUSIC PRESENTS LIVE MUSIC IN THE DALES AKIKO Saxophone Quartet, an award-winning ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music. Wheeldon Hall, Highfields School, Lumsdale, off the Chesterfield Road, Matlock, DE4 5NA starting 7.30pm. Tickets £15 available at the door. Under 18s free, students registered job-seekers half-price. All seats unreserved. Ample parking. Further information: www.matlockmusic.org.uk or George Wolfe, 01433 631308.

Friday 19th April

WIRKSWORTH BOOK FESTIVAL See our Out and About Feature for details.

Saturday 20th April

BASLOW TENNIS CLUB ‘Open Afternoon’ 2-5pm. All ages welcome, wear suitable shoes and turn up, rackets provided. Refreshments for anyone taking part. New members welcome with discounted ‘new members rate’ to anyone living within ten mile radius of the club.

Saturday 20th April

MATLOCK ARTIST SOCIETY Demonstration Sandra Orme: Pastel Skies Demonstration. All Saint’s Church Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock DE4 3 DE 10am-12.30pm. £8. Refreshments provided.

Saturday 20th April

TIDESWELL AND DISTRICT REPAIR CAFÉ Bring your broken items to see if they can be fixed. Run by volunteers, no charge, but donations encouraged to help venue hire costs. Drop in 10am-1pm. Refreshments available. Tideswell Community Hall, SK17 8PD. More info: facebook.com/TideswellRepairCafe

Saturday 20th April

WIRKSWORTH BOOK FESTIVAL See our Out and About Feature for details.

Sunday 21st April

DERWENT AND HOPE VALLEYS ADVANCED MOTORISTS AND MOTORCYCLISTS Peak Village, Rowsley car park by exit 10am. Free assessment drives and rides for local motorists and riders. Contact Bill Storey 01629 812732 for details. Visit www.matlock-iamroadsmart.org.uk

Sunday 21st April

LITTLE LONGSTONE CHAPEL Open air art competition. Open to all ages and levels of experience. Categories for professionals, amateurs, and children, with prizes for the winners of each category donated by local businesses. Register 10am-1pm at the event to create a work of art inspired by the unique chapel. 4pm for judging, prizes announced 5pm. Refreshments available. Money raised to roof repair fund. Follow The Great Art Competition on Facebook or Instagram for information.

Sunday 21st April

WIRKSWORTH BOOK FESTIVAL See our Out and About Feature for details.

Monday 22nd April

FRIENDS OF CROMFORD CANAL Talk by Mike Kelley ‘Birdswood and the Cromford Canal’ 7pm Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf. Tickets £5, hot drink included. Only 40 places available. Early booking advised www.cromfordcanal.org/upcoming-event-tickets/

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