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What’s on & Regular Dates

What’s on – 15th March Issue


Thursday 15th

7pm: ‘Listed buildings of Melksham’ presented by Gill Cardy at Assembly Hall. Entry £3 for guests, free for members of Melksham & District Historical Association.

Friday 16th

10.30am: Women’s World Day of Prayer at Melksham United Church. Title of the service is ‘All God’s Creation is Very Good!’

Saturday 17th

9pm-11.30pm: St Paddy’s Party at The White Hart. Live music from Billy in the Lowground.

7.30pm: Tribute act Simon Goodall and The Bourne Again Shadows at the Assembly Hall with ‘Celebrating Sixty Years of Cliff and The Shadows’.

Sunday 18th

11am-5pm: Mind Body Spirit Psychic Fayre at Riverside Club. £2 entry (3 for 2). 01666 829293.

7pm: Free pool at The Pilot, Bowerhill.

Monday 19th

1.30pm: Monday film club with Melksham     Seniors. Screening Paddington 2.

7pm: Shaw Village Hall AGM. All welcome – Free Entry. For more information & agenda Tel 01225 704778.

7pm: Free pool at The Pilot, Bowerhill.

Friday 23rd

1.15pm: Melksham Seniors 7th birthday party and AGM. Guest speaker, tea, cakes and entertainment.

Saturday 24th

10.30am: Disney’s Coco screening at the Assembly Hall. Entry £4 adults; £3 under 15s.

11am-3pm: Share your ideas for the future of King George V Playing Field at the cricket pavilion. All welcome.

6pm: Chocolate bingo at Melksham Baptist Church for Bath RUH Cancer Appeal. £5 entry includes all games and refreshments.

7pm: Charity bingo for Young Melksham at The Canberra Centre. Cash prizes, licensed bar and hot snacks. Tickets in advance £5. www.young melksham.org.uk/events

Sunday 25th

2pm: BRAG litter pick. Meet on green opposite Tesco Express in Bowerhill. Wear suitable clothing and bring own bags and litter pickers if possible.

Wednesday 28th

7pm: Open mic comedy night at The New Inn. Test your comedy skills on a live audience or come along for a laugh.

Regular Dates

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Have no fear, all of the regular dates are here!


Starts 7th September 9:45am – 10:45am: Tai Chi for Health at Family Chiropractic Centre Annex. Call Mary-Ann on 07711 871750. jmaolsen@icloud.com

10.45am-11.30am: Tots Praise every Thursday at Queensway Hall. Stories & singing for children 0-4 years. Refreshments & craft. Then lunch until 1pm (bring your own)! Call 07788 744829.

Starts 7th September 11.15am – 12.15am: Tai Chi for Health at Wharf Court (Spa Road). Call Mary-Ann on 07711 871750. jmaolsen@icloud.com

5:30pm-7pm: Melksham Computer Club @ Melksham Library Run by Wiltshire Online – get one to one support with using the internet, setting up e-mails and using an e-mail account.

7pm-8pm: Melksham Wado Karate Club – new members – age 6 upwards including adults. The Manor School, Ruskin SIte. Lowbourne. First lesson free. Tony Stannard 01225 344825.

7:30pm to approx 10pm: The British Cactus and Succulent Society (Wiltshire Branch)


10.30am: The St Michael’s Little Cherubs (parent/ guardian and baby/toddler group) meet at St. Michael’s Church Room in Canon Square, every friday of term time. Feel welcome to join us, fellowship for parents, fun for children.

10.30am-1pm: West Wilts Credit Union collection point is open in Melksham library. Pop in for a cup of tea/coffee & a chat about your financial situation. Further information on 01225 704907.

1pm: Busy Bees Patchwork and Quilting meet fortnightly at Bowerhill Village Hall Cost £2.50 includes refreshments. Beginners welcome. Further details, contact Marilyn Mills on 708600.

1pm-4pm: Craft Chat & Coffee meets fortnightly at Bowerhill Village Hall. £2, which includes refreshments. Each person should bring along some craft of any kind i.e. knitting, sewing, quilting, lace-making, beading, etc., etc. To find out more, contact Jenny on 01225 353123.

6.30pm-7.30pm: Union Street Baptist Friday Club meet every 2nd and 4th week in term time. Ages 5-10yrs. Come and enjoy games, songs, quizzes & stories and it’s free! Contact: Jon 01225 705839


7.30-9.30: The Pickwick Club in Corsham naturist evenings, with swimming, sauna, jacuzzi and a steam room. First, third and fifth Saturday in each month. For more details call 01249 712092 or 07952 298741.


10am: West Wilts Ramblers local walks starting at 10am. Please see www.ramblers-wilts.org.uk for full details.

11am: Morning service at Atworth Independent Church (the Chapel by the Clock)

11am: Worship service at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

11.00am-6.00pm: Craft fair at Lacock Village Hall. Held every Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays. Admission free!

3.15pm Each third Sunday a service followed by tea, at Atworth Independent Church (the Chapel by the Clock). All welcome.

6.00pm: Melksham Spiritualist Centre – Service every Sunday followed by healing session at 8pm. Scout Hall opposite Sainsbury’s.  Free – donations welcome.

6pm: Worship service at Ebenezer Baptist Church.


10am-12pm: Bowerhill Toddlers for 0-4 year olds meet at Bowerhill Village Hall. All welcome. Call Sally on 01225 707827.

7-8.30pm: Melksham Netball Club meet (weather permitting) on the outdoor courts beside Melksham House. Ages from 15+. All abilities welcome.

6.30pm-9.30pm: Radio Controlled Car Racing at Melksham Assembly Hall. All welcome. www. wwmcc.com for details.

7.30pm-9.30pm: Do you want to experience English Country Dancing? Why not join us? It’s good fun & good exercise. Just come along to one of our meetings at the Riverside Club, Bath Road or contact Geoff on 703650.

8pm: The Wessex Branch of the MG Owners Club meet every fourth Monday of the month at The Bell on the Common, Broughton Gifford. All owners of MGs or classic sports cars are welcome. Full details at www.wessexmgclub.org.uk


9.30am-10.30am: (Restarts 5th Sept) Tai Chi at Melksham Town Hall. Call Mary-Ann on 07711 871750. jmaolsen@icloud.com

10am-11.30am: Melksham & District LINK coffee morning United Church, Melksham. Everyone welcome.

10.15am-12pm: Shaw & Whitley Toddler Group, the Reading Rooms, Whitley. Come and join the fun.

10.30am: Regular storytime session at Melksham Library for young children. Tel. 01225 702039.

11.00am  – 12pm: (Restarts 5th Sept) Tai Chi at Melksham Town Hall. Call Mary-Ann on 07711 871750. jmaolsen@icloud.com

12 noon: On the first Tuesday of the month, lunch of soup and roll, cheese and fruit at the United Church, proceeds to Christian Aid.

2.00pm-3.30pm: Reading Group at Melksham Library. Join our friendly group for short stories, poems and tea and biscuits. Phone Nina 07922 003686 or just come along. All welcome.

2.00pm-4.00pm: Melksham 60 Plus Club is a social club for the over 60s that meets every Tuesday at The Riverside Club. Enq. 700935.

6.15pm-7.15pm: (Restarts 5th Sept) Tai Chi for health at the Cricket Pavillion. Contact Mary-Ann on 07711 871750. jmaolsen@icloud.com

7.30pm: Melksham Gardener’s Society meet at the Rachel Fowler Centre every last Tuesday of the month. New members are always welcome.

7.30pm: Melksham Rotary meets at the Art House Café for supper and business on the second Tuesday of the month, and supper and social on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Please contact Verly Ives (stephen_ives@talk21.com ) if you would like to come along and meet us, we are always keen to welcome new members.

8pm: Melksham Lions meet 1st Tuesday of every month in the Committee Room at the Spencer Sports and Social Club, Beanacre Road. New members especially welcome; please call 0845 837 7401


9.30am-10.30am: (Restarts 6th Sept) Xercise at the town hall. Keep fit for the more mature (active group). Call 07711 871750. jmaolsen@icloud.com

9.30am – 11.30am: Good Neighbours Club is a social club for the over 60s and meets every Wednesday Morning, at Rowley Place Community Hall. Enquiries 705645.

11am-12pm: (Restarts 6th Sept) Xercise for the gentler workout at Melksham Town Hall. Contact Mary-Ann on 07711 871 750.

1pm-4pm: MIND meet at the St Anthony of Padua Church, Melksham on Wednesday afternoons, please contact 01225 971 778 for more details.

7pm: Last Wednesday of every month, Forest Tenants Residents’ Association meet at the Cricket Pavilion by King’s Park 7pm. All welcome.

8pm: Royal Air Force Association meet on the last Wednesday of every month at Melksham Assembly Rooms, Melksham. All welcome.

8pm: Melksham Climate Friendly Group meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Riverside Club near Waitrose.