Sat 15 May: Chesterfield Repair Cafe
Due to the success of our April event, we are holding another appointment only event on Saturday 15 May. Contact: email@example.com for an appointment.
Sat 15 to Sun 23 May: Plastic Free Chesterfield: Litter Picking Spring Clean
A nationwide Spring Clean litter picking event. Save the date. Want to help litter pick in the meantime? See FB: Chesterfield Litter Picking Group.
Sun 30 May: Come and try Crown Green Bowling
Robinson Bowls Club are holding a Taster Day from 12 midday until 5pm. Please park in our car park on Walton Road, opposite Hillside Drive. All ages are welcome and bowls can be provided, please wear flat shoes. For more information contact Marilyn Blackwell on 01246 270039 or firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to bowl but can’t make the day, we can arrange a different day/time to suit you. FB: @Robinson Bowls Club.
June: Ashgate Hospicecare - Forget-Me-Not Appeal
A new appeal where supporters have the opportunity to donate to Ashgate Hospicecare, and in return will have the opportunity for a stainless steel Forget-Me-Not flower to be displayed at Chatsworth throughout most of June. After the display, they will then receive their flower. More information at ashgatehospicecare.org.uk/forget-me-not/
Wed 2 Jun: Chesterfield and District Family History Society
Online meeting at 7.30pm. Dianne Sutton will give an illustrated talk "Down Among the Gypsies". New members and guests are welcome to join the meeting. For further details and to register please send an email to email@example.com
Tue 29 Jun: Eckington Classic car Show.
Organised by Chesterfield Rotary Club with all funds raised going to local charities. 3 to 8pm. See FB @Eckingtonshow
Mon 4 Jul: Fancy 'Forest Bathing'?
Part of the Chesterfield Area Walking Festival. Join Holly for a sensory experience around Linacre woods. Shinrin Yoku - the Japanese practice of 'forest bathing' - uses all of your senses to experience the forest around you. Forest bathing has been shown to lower stress hormones and boost the immune system for up to a month!
The walk is suitable for adults and older children and will be taken at a very leisurely pace. The main focus is on relaxing and enjoying the experience and really getting to know the environment around you, not walking a great distance.
Some parts of the walk go off the main trails and into the woodland, so it may be muddy and uneven underfoot and there will be some gentle up and down-hill sections. Please dress sensibly for the weather. We will not be walking fast so if the weather is cool, please bring extra layers of clothing. Please bring hand sanitiser with you.
Organised by Nature for Life. See FB Event: fb.me/e/hIZm4tuoK (or tickets through Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre).
Sat 31 Jul: Plastic Free Festival
Our first big event, a Plastic Free Festival with stalls of businesses selling products that help you to reduce your single-use plastics. Alongside this there will be performances and food and drink. 10am to 5pm at Chesterfield Central Methodist Church and will be a fantastic family day out!
Please contact us if your group/organisation would like to get involved. If you do want to get involved it has to either be about reducing single-use plastics or offer a performance, so have a think and let us know!
Also, we are trying to crowdfund the purchase of reusable cups so can your group / organisation help us at all please? It would be hugely appreciated and as a way of gratitude if you donate £25 we can put your group name on the side of the cup - that's 300 cups - great advertising!
Sat 25 Sep: Sparkle Night Walk
The Ashgate Hospicecare Sparkle Night Walk, which was meant to be taking place in July has moved! The hope is to run a physical event, but they also have plans to hold a virtual walk too. More details from sparklenightwalk.org.uk
Robinsons Bowling Club: Regular Thursday morning welcome sessions. The Club has been risk-assessed and as they are outside in the fresh air, they can bowl again, albeit with some sanitising of equipment going on. Information from Marilyn Blackwell on 01246 270039 or firstname.lastname@example.org FB: @Robinson Bowls Club.
Spital Cemetery: General tours of Spital Cemetery are available again but pre-booking is essential in order that numbers in groups can be limited to a maximum of six. Contact: email@example.com
St Peter & St Paul Old Brampton Church are now holding Sunday services in Church again at 9:30am - everyone welcome, but please book in advance if possible. Church contact details are on the web: oldbramptonchurch.org.uk
Sunday Mornings at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Weekly 10am from 27 June, assumption at present is there will be no need to book in by then. More information about Zoom and other online services can be found at dnemethodists.org.uk/worship-reflect-learn/worship-online.html