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Whats On & Regular Dates

What’s on in Melksham

19th November 2015 edition


Thursday 26th

7pm: Ladies Shopping and Pamper Night, The Kings Arms. Beauty and homemade gift stalls, free glass of fizz and gift bag. Tickets £5. All profits to The Forever Friends Appeal, RUH Cancer Care Campaign.

Friday 27th

7pm: Casual Gaming Night, The Kings Arms. Try out new games, meet others who play, new and experienced players welcome. Food and drink available from bar. Free event.

Saturday 28th

12pm-2.30pm: Table top/indoor Car Boot, Riverside Club. Tables provided. Set up 11.00am. Pack up 2.30pm, out by 3.00pm. Please call Liz to reserve a table which cost £3.00 on 01225 702372.

Saturday 28th

2pm-4pm: Christmas Fayre, Blenheim House Care Home. Lots to see so please come along. 27 Shurnhold, Bath Rd, Melksham, SN12 8DD.


Saturday 5th 

7pm: Bo Walton & Red Alert, Spencers Sports & Social Club. Rock ‘n’ Roll party with one of the UK’s best Rock ‘n’ Roll bands. Not to be missed. Tickets £9. 01225 702216

Sunday 6th

4pm: Christingle Service, Melksham United Church, High Street. A friendly and much loved service.





Regular Dates

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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.

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.


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.


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-10.45am: Tai Chi at Melksham Town Hall. Call Mary-Ann on 07711 871750. jmaolsen@icloud.com

11am-12.15pm: Beginners’ Tai Chi at Melksham Town Hall. Contact Mary-Ann 07711 871750. jmaolsen@icloud.com

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

10.15am-12am: 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.

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

6.30pm-7.30pm: Beginners Tai Chi for health at Melksham Skills Centre (St Andrews Church Hall). 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-10.45am: 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: Xercise for the gentler workout at Melksham Town Hall. Contact Mary-Ann on 07711 871 750.

11.15am-12.30pm: Beginners’ Tai Chi for health at Melksham Town Hall. Contact Mary-Ann on 07711 871 750. jmaolsen@icloud.com

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.