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Rotary Club of New Mills, Marple & District

Public speaking competition for school children

This is the first year that we are organising a Public Speaking competition for children ranging from 9 to 16 years of age and New Mills Primary School, Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, Marple Hall and Thomas Moore, Buxton have entered in the different age categories.

New Mills, Marple and District Rotary Club. Contact: Bob Lord for Marple area. The Rotary Club of New Mills, Marple and District meets every Thursday lunchtime in Hazel Grove Golf Club at 12.15pm, for 12.30pm.
Rosie's Friendship Group

Rosie's Friendship Group provides help and support for anyone who has become socially isolated.

Rosie's Friendship Group gets together every week to offer a meeting point for anyone over the age of 18 who might find themselves isolated.

Every Monday between ten and midday at Queen's Court, Marple, SK6 6BS for a cup of tea and a friendly chat.

New members are always welcome, please call Mark on 07800 618976 for more information.

Secret Singers Community Choir

Secret Singers Community Choir has been running in Marple for 7 years now. New members are always welcome to join us. We meet on Tuesday afternoons at the Methodist Church, Church Lane Marple SK6 7AY from 1.30-3.15pm
If you usually sing in secret (car, shower, shed) then come and sing with us!
Take Note Community Choir

New Community Choir

Come and meet us Tuesday 6th March

7.30pm at St Thomas' Church Hall, High Lane, SK6 8DX

Have fun, enjoy yourselves! Music reading not necessary.

Weekly practices to be held 7.30pm-9pm, Tuesday Evening starting from 13th March.

Pop, Rock and show tunes - a real mix.

Dementia Drop in

A relaxed social gatherinf for anyone with dementia and their relative or carer.

Advice, information, support and make new friends.

Marple Cricket Club, Bowden Lane, Marple, SK6 6LJ

Every Friday 11.30am-1.30pm (Except Bank Holidays)

For more details contact 0161 477 6999

Make it Marple

Make it Marple is a community project set up to give prominence to local creative businesses, makers of arts and crafts, including artists, printmakers and ceramists; alongside people who are upcycling and making handmade products from raw ingredients.  We are also showcasing some of our finest local food producers and retailers.

The Make it Marple Market takes place every 3rd Sunday of the month, starting on 18th March at the Railway Pub carpark, Rose Hill, from 11am-3pm.

For more information follow us on Twitter or Facebook @MakeitMarple

The Northumberland Arms Thumb Runs!

Every Tuesday Night

Meet at the Thumb at 6.50pm for a 7pm start.

We will be heading to Etherow Park and running round the lake, up to the weir, 2 laps approximately 6km (You can choose to do only 1 lap or half laps to make the run shorter!)

All Welcome!

Healing Hearts 2018

For bereaved parents.

The first Thursday of each month.

Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm, Venue: The Lodge at Reuben's Retreat, Park Crescent, Glossop, SK13 7BQ.

Here at Reuben's, we understand that your 'miss' never leaves you. Time has no bearing on your journey. We also understand that some days, weeks and months can be tougher than others. We have formed this group for all bereaved parents, no matter how long or short your time of loss, and we leave the door open for you to come by and be with us as little or as often as you wish.

We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to help you remember and rebuild.
Marple Bridge and Mellor U3A

Marple Bridge and Mellor U3A meet the third Tuesday of the month at St Paul's Church Hall, Compstall at 10.00am.

Our June meeting is "An Artist’s Journey" by Charlotte Newson

The July meeting is Geoff Scargill "Miracle in Manchester" which is a talk about John Barbirolli and the Halle Orchestra.

For more information contact Barbara Scholes.
St Martin's Church

Saturdays until October 27, St Martin's Church, Brabyns Brow, Marple: Open Saturdays for visitors to see the beautiful windows and artefacts. Guides will be on hand each week to show you round, doors open 10.30am-12.30pm.
Pemberley Walk

Last Saturday of the month, until September 28, Lyme Park, Disley: Pemberley Walk, discover the locations used during the making of BBC's Pride and Prejudice,' including Darcy's famous pond and the classic Pemberley view, 11.30am-1pm. Booking essential, For full details of these and other events, phone 01663 762023.
Marple Carnival monthly Car Boot Sale

Last Sunday of the month, until September 30, Rose Hill Station car park:

Marple Carnival monthly Car Boot Sale.

Turn your trash into cash. No advance booking, simply turn up on the day, join the queue and be ready to start selling from 8am, £9 per car.

For more information email 
Tea Dances

We have the following Tea Dances in aid of Friends of Our Valley coming up:

August 25th - King Zepha

September 29th - Hailbails

October 27th - The Thumping Tommys

November 24th - The Washboard Resonators

December 29th - Louis Louis Louis

Tickets are £15 each (including evening meal) and it is bring your own alcohol. Tea Dances are in the Roman Lakes Tea Rooms, 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Pre-booking essential, tel: 0161 427 2039. 

Etherow Park Cafe

Photography Competition

FREE to enter

Entries open between 1st - 28th September

Win a chance to have your photo on a cushion in the Cosy Corner at Visitors Centre (Great advertisement for businesses!)

The photos must be of Etherow Park/Wildlife

Any age can enter. YOU decide who wins in 30th September & Thhe Grand Reveal will be on October 14th.

Enter your photos through Etherow Visitors Centre OR contact Emily on: 07841 013702.
Marple Naturalists

Friday 7th to Saturday 22nd September 2018

An exhibition to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Season of Marple Naturalists.

This FREE exhibition illustrates the history and activities of the group and surveys the past, present and possible future of Natural History of the Marple area.

It takes place in the Upstairs Exhibition Room in Marple Library, Marple Memorial Ground (normal opening hours)

For further information call Derek Clifford on 0161 427 4611 or Jane Michael on 0797 434598

Marple’s Carver Theatre presents:

Wife after Death, a comedy by Eric Chappell: 14–22 September (excluding Sunday 16 September) starting at 7.45pm, plus a 2.30pm performance on Saturday 15 September

The Hollow, a murder mystery by Agatha Christie: 2-10 November (excluding Sunday 4 November) starting at 7.45pm, plus a 2.30pm performance on Saturday 3 November

Tickets: Available online from or from Hollins of Marple - 0161 449 8363. Priced at £9 (£8 for over 60 concessions) per performance. Special group rate for Saturday matinee - one ticket free with ten bookings. Season tickets: Get even better value by buying a season ticket now available from Carver Theatre, Chadwick Street, Marple SK6 7AX
Marple Cricket Club

Marple Cricket Club Fundraising Music Night featuring TVOD.

Saturday 22nd September 8pm.

Bowden Lane, SK6 6ND

Tickets £5

Contact Paul on 0785 0866057 for tickets. All funds raised from ticket sales, go to our junior cricket section.

NCO Soloists

Join the NCO Soloists in New Mills for a concert of string quartets from Beethoven, Haydn and Debussy, in the stunning surroundings and awesome acoustic of Spring Bank Arts.

Saturday 22 September 2018 7.30pm, Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills
Santa Dash

Romiley and Marple Lions proudly presents their annual Santa Dash

Sunday 2nd December 2018.

Santa Dash is a fun run supporting Kidneys for Life. Please join the fun starting at 12 noon from Marple Memorial Park to Marple Garden Centre on Dooley Lane (approx 2 miles).

Registration is £10 (includes your Santa Suit). Suggested Sponsorship: £30.

To take part please contact: Victoria on 07507 001829.

Visit the KFL website to register online.