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Your Guide To Events in Market Harborough, South Leicestershire & North Northamptonshire. If you're a charity or non-profit organisation, get your event listed by emailing the details to events@harboroughfm.co.uk

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Saturday 18th March

Becky White was a youth worker in MH for a number of years and is raising money for desperately needed HSCT treatment in Mexico for her MS and needs to raise £50000. Frank Scott (Famous Market Harborough Artist!) is arranging a studio clearance sale of prints, original art work, cards, books etc and is kindly donating 20% of all proceeds to Becky's fund raising. The sale is at his studio on Nelson Street, MH and is on from 11am - 4.00pm.

Saturday 18th March

A rummage sale is taking place at East Farndon Village Hall. It's on from 2pm although the hall will be open between 10 and 11am for anyone who would like to donate items. Admission is 20p and all proceeds will go to East Farndon WI.

Thursday 23rd March

The Robert Smyth Academy Spring Concert is taking place.It’ll feature over 100 performers, including A level soloists and all the academy’s music ensembles including the award-winning soul band, the jazz band and Big Band.

The concert is taking place in the Main Hall at the Academy on Burnmill Road and starts at 7pm.Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £3 for Under 19s – buy them from the Academy’s reception or call 01858 440770.

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*** If you're a charity or non-profit organisation, get your event listed here by emailing the details to events@harboroughfm.co.uk ***

Friday 24th March

The Harborough Twenty Twelve Lions Club is holding a fundraising concert at the Congregational Church on Bowden Lane in Market Harborough.Proceeds will be shared between a local family raising funds to send their father to Germany for specialist cancer treatment and the Harborough-based Voluntary Action South Leicestershire charity…It starts at 7pm and admission is £5 with light refreshments included.There will be entertainment from The Voluntary Action choir, Paul Anderson, The Dolly Mixtures Choir and The Market Harborough Ukulele Group.

Saturday 25th March

A Box2Beat Cancer ‘boxathon’ is taking place in Market Harborough in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action.A group who attend Just Fitness Boxercise classes and 1-2-1 sessions have signed-up to take part in what is going to be a gruelling 3 hours (9 rounds) of boxing and fitness drills!The event will take place from 12.30pm until 3.30pm at Ridgeway Primary School in the Main Hall. You are invited to go along to support those taking part.  There will be refreshments and a prize raffle too.Organisers have also set up a Just Giving fundraising page to support the event.  To donate click just giving dot com forward slash fundraising forward slash JUST fitness Box2Beat Cancer - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JUSTfitnessBox2BeatCancer

Saturday 25th March

The Market Harborough Choral Society is performing its Spring Concert. It’s on at the Methodist Church Centre on Northampton Road from 7.30pm and is entitled ‘European Choral Classics.’There’ll be a variety of Choral music from across Europe plus a special performance led by the Director of Music at Leicester Cathedral..Tickets are priced £12 and £10 for concessions and can be bought in advance from Spencer’s Estate Agents on the High Street, Market Harborough.

Saturday 25th March

The Market Harborough Choral Society is performing its Spring Concert. It’s on at the Methodist Church Centre on Northampton Road from 7.30pm and is entitled ‘European Choral Classics.’There’ll be a variety of Choral music from across Europe plus a special performance led by the Director of Music at Leicester Cathedral..Tickets are priced £12 and £10 for concessions and can be bought in advance from Spencer’s Estate Agents on the High Street, Market Harborough.

Thursday 30th March to Saturday 1st April

Billesdon Drama Society present their next production "Ladies Day" by Amanda Whittington. Performances take place at The Coplow Centre, Billesdon. Tickets are £8.50 and are available by ringing 07543814558 or visiting www.thecoplowcentre.org

Sunday 2nd April

Market Harborough’s Festival of Cycling is back for 2017! It’ll be the third time the event has taken place and new this year is a 100 mile route, in addition to a 50 and 100k ride….All the routes start from the Robert Smyth Academy and taking riders out into the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire countryside. Proceeds from entry fees support two charities - the locally-based Adam’s Smile and Cyclists Fighting Cancer. For more details and to register to take part click raceharborough.co.uk….

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Wednesday 5th April

HFM runs it's next Monthly Quiz. The event is hosted by breakfast presenter Dave Irving and takes place at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough. The quiz starts at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm. Teams of up to 4 can enter and the fee to take part is just £2. There will also be a raffle on the night. Prizes are given to the winning team and all proceeds go towards HFMs ongoing fundraising drive.

Wednesday 5th April - Saturday 8th April

The Market Harborough Musical Theatre are performing their next production Anything Goes. Production take place atat Welland Park Academy Theatre, each evening at7.30pm as well as a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm.Tickets will be available from Monday 27th Feb from Jessica Mary Flowers, Abbey Street ( A CHANGE OF TICKET VENUE FROM PREVIOUSLY PUBLICIZED.) Also available on line at mhmt.ticketsource.co.uk. More details about the show are available on the webiste.

Saturday 8th April

The Leicestershire Autistic Society are holding an Autism Awareness Charity event. The event itself being co-ordinated by Spectrum LAS Parent/Carer Support Group and Jigsaw.LASHoliday Club. It runs between 9.30am and 12.30 at The Old Grammar School in Market Harborough. The event is a coffe morning and there will also be cakes on sale, craft stalls, a raffle and and Autism Information Stand. For more information contact 07745891834

Wednesday 12th April

Café Onyx is a monthly (2nd Wednesday of each month) coffee morning raising monies for both local and national charities. There will be the normal coffee, tea, cake, a sales table of local produce. Entry to the coffee morning is free. In March they had a record turn out with a near record sum raised for Lubenham Village Green. This month our chosen charity is the local branch of Parkinson’s UK. Café Onyx is held in the Onyx Room at Lubenham Village Hall, starting at 10:00am and closing at 12 noon.Should you need any further information then please contact John Martin on 01858 465894

Saturday 15th April

The Royalist presents a Celtic Collaboration of The Bar Room Buskers and Sweet Molly.The evening starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5 which includes supper. Tickets are available from MH Music, The Royalist or members of the band. For more information call 07736361351. Proceeds from the night supports The SUmmer Fayre (which is raising money for Dementia Harborough and HFM)

Friday 21st April

The Desborough Community Developement Trust are hosting a Murder Mystery Event. It features a Whodunnit event hosted by The Hamitup Players and will be held at The Heritage Centre, Station Road, Desborough.It starts at 7.30pm and costs £5 a ticket (that are available from the DCDT Shop).The tickets includes light refreshemtn and a glass of wine at the interval. This event is not suitable for children.

Saturday 22nd April

The Leicestershire Autistic Society are holding an Autism Awareness Charity event. The event itself being co-ordinated by Spectrum LAS Parent/Carer Support Group and Jigsaw.LASHoliday Club. It runs between 9.30am and 12.30 at The Old Grammar School in Market Harborough. The event is a coffe morning and there will also be cakes on sale, craft stalls, a raffle and and Autism Information Stand. For more information contact 07745891834

Appeals

Table Tennis sessions are now taking place at Harborough Town Football Club.Sessions run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings with players of all abilities welcome and a coach on-hand to support…There’s also an over 50s session every Friday from 10.30am til 12 noon…If you fancy playing to go along to the Club’s Bowden’s Park ground off Northampton Road.

Gretton Art Group meet every Monday afternoon at Gretton Village Hall in Kirby Road from 1.30 to 4.00pm with painting and drawing materials available along with a large library of books for inspection.Gretton Art Group have held exhibitions at Gretton Village hall (held during the St James Church Flower Festival weekend) in Gretton Surgery and the Corby branch of the Market Harborough building society.They demonstrated the style,subject and materials resulting from our teacher Annie Tappenden who encourages and guides members. individuality with the criterion we should enjoy the creative process.Even if you were discouraged by your school or other expierences why not rekindle your creativity by coming to Gretton Art Group.Sessions cost £8 with no obligation to attend every week and we look forward to welcoming new members.For further particulars please telephone 01536 770302.