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Here are a few of the events taking place in Nailsworth and beyond. For a more comprehensive list please pick up a copy of the Nailsworth News from the Town Information Centre in Old Market.
The local studies group are planning a history walk around Cirencester with Cherry Hubbard at 7.30pm on Monday, July 28. More information from Dave on 01453 832034.
Woodchester Mansion has extended its open days for the public this year. From now until October 31 they are open Tuesday to Sunday inclusive from 11am until 4pm. As a result more volunteers are needed for shop and ticket sales, the tea room and as minibus drivers and tour guides. A recruitment evening for new volunteers is being held from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday, July 29. There will be a minibus service from the NT car park in Woodchester Park, tours of the Mansion, refreshments and the chance to chat to our existing volunteers to find out what volunteering at the Mansion is like. For more information go to www.woodchestermansion.org.uk
The Weaving Shed at Gigg Mill, Nailsworth, will be open from 10am to noon on Saturday, August 2. Visitors can try their hands at weaving a pattern as well as seeing demonstrations of the flying shuttle and a power loom. £3 for adults. In addition, the Mill Centre at Dunkirk Mill will be open 2pm to 4pm on Saturday,August 2 and Sunday, August 3, with demonstrations of Victorian textile machinery, some driven by a large water wheel. See how the finish on a fine Stroud scarlet cloth was produced. £3 for adults.
Summer dancing dates - come along and join Jim and Nicky in some fun and lively dance classes during the summer on a Thursday evening at the Comrades Club. Dances include Lindy Hop, Jive and Charleston and Jitterbug Stroll for which you don’t need a partner. Especially calling all you guys who have been too shy to strut your stuff. Call 07726 600056 or go to www.swingbytes.co.uk
Based on the popular Strictly Come Dancing show, Ruth King continues to run her Fitsteps programme on Mondays at 7pm at Nailsworth Primary School. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn to dance like the professionals? Steve Holmes school of dancing is currently running ballroom classes at the Comrades Club. Steve has been teaching for over 30 years and the writer can speak from experience as to his commitment to his craft – beginners 7.15pm until 8.15pm. Improvers from 8.15pm until 9.15pm. Please call 01453 731749 for more details.
The weekly Saturday family walk now starts at 6.30pm at the Comrades Club on Tuesday until further notice. It lasts approximately two hours. £3 each to include a drink and a cheese supper upon return. Call Mike Harvey on 01453 832739 – everyone welcome.
Walking for Health ticks all the boxes; physical, mental and social. These led walks take place in Nailsworth at 2pm each Tuesday departing from the library. Everyone is welcome; you may even like to consider training as a walk leader to help this ever growing group of folk expand their repertoire. Duration approx one hour and covers the myriad of footpaths in and around the town. For more information call 01453 832907 or visit strollinginstrouddistrict.org.uk. There is also a shorter health walk on the third Tuesday of the month, also starting at 2pm. Please call Ros on 01453 834485. The Monday Pacerpole one- to one-and-a-half hour walk for posture will remain at 2pm (not change to evenings).
Nailsworth Recreation Centre in Nympsfield Road has three new classes starting soon. Ashtanga (Power) Yoga on Wednesday evenings. Contact Stuart Dunn for details of the six week term at email@example.com or on 07986003602. Metafit Bodyweight is on Saturday mornings and Boxset at Hatton Academy on Friday evenings. Contact Luke Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07866529482 The regular events remain unchanged and include classes in Zumba, Chinese Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin Qi Shi Kung Fu. Book the gym or hall for badminton, basketball or a family event. Contact Ian Crawley on 01453 834822 or email him at Crawleyid@aol.com.
If you would like to join the Nailsworth WI they meet in St. George’s Parish Rooms at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month. Call 01453 833966.
Nailsworth Mills Bowling Club continue taster sessions on Fridays from 6pm until 9pm. Call John Davies on 01453 833966.