We are a lively community local history group, set up in 2007 to research and archive the history of Leamington and District. We hold monthly evening meetings on the fourth Monday of each month except August at Oddfellows Hall, New Street, CV31 1HP, with talks of local and regional interest. In addition, we host History Cafe meetings on Tuesday mornings at the Band Factory, Althorpe Street, CV31 2AU, from 9.30am-11am. Full details can be found at www.leamingtonhistory.co.uk.

Are you looking for a new activity for your child? Our Scout group meets at Christ Church, Frankpledge Road, CV3 5GT on Friday evenings and we have spaces for new members aged 6-14. We run an active programme from archery to zip-wires and many more indoor & outdoor adventures. We promote friendship, team building and life skills. For more information contact Dave at david_059@hotmail.com or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4thCovScouts.

We are the town’s civic society, and a local charity, established for the benefit of people living in Stratford-upon-Avon and the surrounding areas. We meet on the third Monday of each month at the White Swan Hotel, Rother Street and meetings include a talk. They are sometimes also broadcast online (via Zoom) and recorded for our YouTube page. Membership includes the opportunity to get involved in the development of this unique market town by raising awareness and influencing development in planning policy, research and education on the historic buildings. To find out more visit www.stratfordsociety.co.uk or email stratfordsociety@gmail.com.

Do you fancy trying a new summer sport, making new friends and exercising at the same time? We are a friendly crown green bowling club based in the heart of Alcester at the end of Meeting Lane (B49 5QT). Our social bowling sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am and on Saturdays from 3pm. An introductory session is free of charge and equipment and instruction will be provided. The club also runs social events, barbeques, quiz nights, etc. For more information contact John Westmoreland on 07483 240465 or email john.westmoreland@lineone.net or just pop down to the green.

We are a group of guys aged 60+. We meet on Tuesdays from 10am for kick off at 10.30am at Ambleside JFC, Sandon Park, Weddington, CV10 0HG, or depending on weather conditions we play at the all-weather pitches at Hinckley Rugby Ground, Leicester Road, Hinckley, LE10 3DR. We enjoy playing football and a social get-together afterwards. We welcome new players anytime and you play at a pace and ability that suits you, no pressure. We play 3 x 20mins sessions with a 5min break inbetween each session. For more information contact Andy on 07395 030056 or email dave.mander@hotmail.com.

Situated in the riverside village of Bidford on Avon this family friendly club is renowned throughout Warwickshire and beyond for its superb bowls green surrounded by beautiful flower borders. We welcome players of all ages and abilities with full coaching being available if required. Come along and join us for a roll up and chat. For further details please email BidfordBowls@outlook.com.

We exist to foster friendly relations with our European twin towns in France, Germany and Italy by incoming and outgoing visits hosted by local families plus regular social events for all members in Kenilworth. New members always welcome. For details of events and how to join contact tony@kenilworthtwinning.org.uk.

We are a non-profit making guitar group. We are mostly retired and play 50s, 60s and 70s music. We practice every Thursday evening at the Bulkington Village Centre from 7pm - 9pm. We charge a small fee for members which pays the rent. We go out and entertain local groups and any donations we get we give to a different local charity of our choice every year. Please call Pam on 07921 166436 for more information or if you are interested in playing or booking us for an event.

We meet on Mondays from 9.30am-12.30pm at Church House, Butter Street, Alcester. We are a friendly, non-profit group that just love to create artwork. For more information contact Liz on 07821 486902.

Come and join in with our knitting and games days. Play one of our board games with others or join in with the knitting. Feel free to bring along any craft project you are working on or bring your own game. We meet every third Tuesday from 1.30pm - 3pm at Woodside Avenue Methodist Church, Woodside Avenue South, (off Kenpas Highway – A45), CV3 6BE.

We are open on the last weekend of every month from April to October. Free admission into the museum. On the last Sunday of every month we have a road run of the tractors around the local area. Please text or call Daniel for more information on 07944 434110.

e hold a series of talks on a wide range of historical talks on the second Wednesday each month at the Sixth Form Centre at St Benedict's Catholic High School, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PX starting at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. For more details visit www.alcesterhistory.org.uk.

Come along to your local Stoke Library, Kingsway, Walsgrave Road, Coventry every Monday from 10am-11.45am (excluding Bank Holidays) and give your week a vibrant start by meeting new friends in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. We have guest speakers and as a Group we also go for lunch at local hostelries. £1.50 per person including tea, coffee and biscuits. New members are always very welcome. Either call in on a Monday or ring the library on 024 7678 6990.

Step back in time at the preserved wheelwright’s yard at Church Walk, Wellesbourne, CV35 9QT, open Saturdays from 11am - 4pm (last entry 3pm), with guided tours of the old workshops, and see a fascinating jumble of tools and equipment left by the Chedham family. Watch blacksmiths’ and woodturners’ demonstrations. Special events, featuring traditional crafts, led by experts run each week. Refreshments, craft items and booklets are available in the Visitor Centre, and there are children’s mouse and gnome trails with prizes. Free entry. Visit www.chedhamsyard.org.uk for more information. A friendly welcome at a time capsule in Wellesbourne.

Calling girls aged 4-18! Spaces are available in all Girlguiding sections (Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers) at various units on weeknight evenings in Finham, Cheylesmore and Stivichall. Girlguiding gives girls the chance to have fun, build friendships, try challenges and go on adventures. Register your daughter today at www.girlguiding.org.uk/information-for-parents/register-a-child/.

A group for men to chat, share, eat cake and meet new people. We meet every Tuesday from 2pm-3.30pm at St Martin's Church, Finham, CV3 6EA. For more information contact Dave on 07715 405111 or dave@hopecoventry.org.uk

A monthly get-together that offers the chance to meet new people, enjoy a hot drink and a slice of cake, and help raise funds for Age UK Solihull. Everyone is welcome, including carers, older people, and anyone who wants to break up the week and enjoy some company. The club takes place on the last Wednesday of every month from 2pm-3.30pm at Eastcote Park Care Home and Retirement Village. Suggested donation of £3 per person to attend. Hot drinks and cakes provided. Find out more at: www.ageuk.org.uk/solihull/welcome-wednesdays.

We meet on the second Monday of each month at Kenilworth Sports & Social Club at 7.30pm. Our events and activities throughout the year help to support needy causes in the community. We also raise funds to help both local and international charitable initiatives. With our many activities and a full social programme, the Kenilworth Lions Club is friendly, rewarding and good fun! We currently have over 50 members making us one of the biggest Lions Clubs in the country. For more information visit www.kenilworthlionsclub.co.uk or pop into our Store on Farmer Ward Road, open on Saturday mornings from 9am – 12.30pm.

Free speakers and activity kits for schools and clubs. For more information visit www.schoolsliaisoncommunity.net/ or call 01926 490456.

We meet on the third Thursday of most months at Dunchurch Village Hall. Open to the general public.
For more information visit www.retiredengineers.net/ or call 01926 490456.

Love to sing? Then come and join us. No musical experience or ability is needed to join our friendly and inclusive group. On the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays of the month, 6.30pm - 8pm, in United Reformed Church, Kenilworth, CV8 1LW, we rehearse a varied repertoire with instruction from a choirmaster. On the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7pm - 8pm in the same venue, we have a Singalong; no choirmaster, just singing to great soundtracks from the last 50 years. For more information visit www.badvibrations.org.uk, call 07778 791365 or email badvken@gmail.com.

Do you have a spare room? Could you help a young person gain confidence to plan for their future and provide them with emotional support, whilst helping them learn the practical skills that they will need for adult life? With support and training from Barnardo’s you could help young people leaving care (aged 16-25) by providing safe accommodation within your own home and support on their journey to independence. In return you will receive a payment of £164 a week. Please call us on 07548 103397 or email BSLmidlands@barnardos.org.uk to start making a difference to a local young person.

These special musical events feature local musicians and are for those that enjoy all sorts of live music and might like to meet others in a comfy, safe environment. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 1pm to 3pm at the Kanko Lounge on Clifton Road, Rugby, CV21 3PY, they are particularly beneficial for those with memory issues, but everyone is welcome. They are free events with refreshments available to purchase.

Weekly Warm Hub every Thursday 9.30am-12.30pm, Community Café every Friday 10am-11.30am at Venture House, Avenue Farm, CV37 0HR. Come and join us for free refreshments & chat, free advice and fun activities. A warm, welcoming, affordable space for local charities & community groups to hold meetings, workshops, parties & more. For further details call 01789 295011, email communityhub@stratfordtowntrust.co.uk or visit www.stratfordtowntrust.co.uk.

Bidford Juniors are excited to announce that we are now able to offer football training opportunities for all girls aged from 5 to 15 on a Sunday morning at The Big Meadow. All training is delivered by FA Qualified female coaches and the cost is only £3 per week. To find out more please visit our website at www.bidfordjuniorsfc.co.uk or find us on Facebook.

QPBC host a 'Warm Welcome' every Tuesday from 2pm - 5pm. It is a welcoming place for people of all ages and backgrounds. It iswarm, safe and free.Hot drinks are served during the afternoon and there is a hot meal at 4.30pm. We also have Free Coffee & Chat every Wednesday from 10am – 12pm. All are welcome. For further details please email secretary@quintonparkbaptistchirch.org.uk.

The KFPG is a small friendly group which aims to maintain footpaths around Warwickshire. Our work party normally meets on the third Sunday morning of each month at 9.45am in the Tilt Yard car park, finishing about 1pm. New volunteers are always warmly welcome. Contact mail@kfpg.org.uk for more details. 

Do you lack confidence using your smartphone, tablet or computer? If so, Whitestone Computer Group can help. We cover anything from basic activities to messaging, email, online access to NHS information and online security. Sessions are held most Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm at Whitestone Surgery, 82 Bulkington Lane. For more information please call Alison at Whitestone Surgery on 024 7664 1911 (no need to be registered at this surgery) or email whitestonecg@gmail.com

Don’t throw broken things away – get a free repair! Each month at Stratford Methodist Church (opposite Holy Trinity), volunteers repair things for free. Typically they tackle sewing repairs, bikes, electrical items, computers, IT hardware and software, and things that need gluing or screwing. There’s also tool sharpening. It’s usually the first Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm, and the next ones are on 2nd March and 6th April. Visit www.bit.ly/StratfordRC to confirm the date and check details of the repairs on offer.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month in Long Marston Village Hall at 7.30pm. Just come along and join us one evening, you will be most welcome. For more information you can find us on Facebook.

We are a well-established club for men aged 50+ based at the Alan Higgs Centre, Allard Way, Coventry. Our friendly sessions are held for mixed ability players Mondays & Thursdays 11am-12pm and Fridays 8pm-9pm. We play 6 or 7 a-side games on reduced size pitches on a 3G outdoor surface in the summer and autumn and on the indoor pitch in the winter. Come along and join in the fun. Molded stud boots must be worn, no trainers. The first two ‘taster’ sessions are free to new players and £3 per session thereafter. For more information visit www.coventrywalkingfootball.com.

We are a volunteer association military band, however there are no military obligations, performing at service and civilian charities, weddings, ceremonial fanfares, concerts, dinner bands, church music and funerals. The band practice on Mondays 7.30pm-9.30pm at Massey Ferguson Social Club off Broad Lane, CV5 7NL. If you are grade 5 or above or an equivalent we have a seat for you, subject to the usual standard checks. We have a varied repertoire of classical, classic and modern music, we can provide a loan of uniform and instruments. For more information please contact Mr Alwyn Deacon on 07709 346012.

We welcome ladies to our group, part of the adult section of Girlguiding. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month. For further information please email leamingtonTG@outlook.com.

Coffee Morning every Monday and Saturday from 10am-11.30am, £1.50 for unlimited tea/coffee and biscuits. On 2nd December, Quiz Night, 7pm-late, £10 per person, £5 goes towards your Greek food. For more information message Karen on 07395 059945 or email twycrossvillagehall@outlook.com. On 9th December from 3pm-5pm, Children’s Christmas Party including a visit from Santa with gift, buffet food and lots of fun, £6, for more information message Asia on 07850 646240. All event information is on Facebook, Twycross Village Hall.

We have been supporting Beekeepers since 1936. We hold a Taster Day in January for those tempted by the craft; provide help and training to members new to beekeeping by running an Introduction Course for Beginners; and help to develop more experienced Apiarists by mentoring or instruction through exam processes, as required. We run an active Association Apiary where members meet and practical sessions take place in a safe environment under expert guidance, throughout the summer. Enabling members to socialise all year, monthly winter meetings are supported by invited speakers. For more information visit www.stratfordbeekeepers.org.uk.

The Patient Participation Group of the Whitestone Surgery hosts a Caring Group at the Whitestone on Meadowside once a fortnight on Thursdays at 12.30pm which includes lunch and activities. There is a modest charge for the meal. Come join us for conversation, support and friendship. For more information please call Alison at Whitestone Surgery on 024 7664 1911. 

We are a day centre for the older person, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-3pm. A friendly place to socialise, offering a home cooked two course meal and morning and afternoon entertainment. Transport available dependent on availability and location in Coventry. Contact us on 024 7671 5432 or email coundonatap@gmail.com for more information. Providing quality day care for the older person since 1984.

We are a friendly group of enthusiastic embroiderers and textile artists. We welcome all new members – beginners, experienced stitchers or anyone taking up embroidery again after an absence. We love to share our skills and learn from each other. We meet most months on the first Friday for talks and the first Saturday for workshops and members’ days. In 2023-24 meetings will continue to be a mix of face-to-face and Zoom. In person meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Leamington. For more information visit www.warwickshirestitchers.org.uk or email secretary@warwickshirestitchers.org.uk.

At Cheylesmore Community Centre. For more information please contact Art by Purnima on 07703 619304 or email ppanchal389@gmail.com.

We meet at Binton Social Club, CV37 9TU on the second Sunday of every month. Bring your vehicle to show or just pop in for a chat and a breakfast sandwich! All vintage, classic and prestige vehicles, including scooters, motorbikes and kitcars welcome. For more information email AlcesterandAvoncmc@gmail.com or call 07779 632706. 

Interested in railways? Come along to the Coventry Branch of 'The Railway Correspondence & Travel Society'. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 2pm at the Cheylesmore Community Centre. All enquiries contact Derek on 07811 980585.

Saturday talks at 2pm to raise funds for the Fusiliers Museum, Jury Street, Warwick. These will be on Zoom and ‘live’ in the Brandwood Room at the Museum. To receive a Zoom invite, email the Secretary on friends.fusiliermuseumwarwick@gmail.com about a fortnight before. To join email the Secretary for an application form on rrfwarwickfriends@outlook.com. Talks are free for Friends. For others, please make a donation via www.warwickfusiliers.co.uk. Click on “Support Us” then “Online Donations”.

Enjoy the game of bowls indoors in the winter and outdoors in the summer. No age restrictions, so great for all the family. Whether you would like to try the sport or are a seasoned bowler, we would love to introduce you to our friendly Club. We also have a function room & bar with a skittle alley for your social events. Easy free parking. Interested? Email bowls@boldlink.co.uk for more information.

We meet every Tuesday at Stratford Leisure Centre. Open to ladies of all ages and ability levels. These social sessions bring fun, laughter and camaraderie, as well as health benefits. Only £4 per session. For more information, contact Hope at hope.bourton@englandnetball.co.uk or 07458 106980.

We meet on the second Friday of each month at Bearley Village Hall at 7pm with doors open at 6.15pm. All abilities welcome, including beginners, for professional and member demonstrations, turning related chat and the exchange of techniques, ideas, skills and experiences. Small visitors fee or join up as a member. For more information visit www.heartofenglandwoodturners.weebly.com/ or email gilesdugmore@aol.com or call 07792 424775.

Like good food, good company and good talks? Join us. We meet at the Hotel du Vin on the second Wednesday of each month. Our evenings start with a two course meal and conclude with an entertaining talk from some eminent speakers who cover a wide variety of topics including Shakespeare, history and the arts. If you would like to join us please contact the Membership Secretary on 01789.297480 or email t4lbp@sky.com.

A group for those working towards publication. The group was formed to give writers who are serious about being published a chance to meet for encouragement, support and to share market news and publishing opportunities. We meet the second Tuesday of every month in the Methodist Hall, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG. We welcome new members and potential members. Many of our group are already published with novels, articles, short stories and biographies. For more details please visit www.bardstownwriters.wordpress.com.

Stratford-upon-Avon 41 Club meet on the third Monday of every month and welcome any past or present members of Round Table/41 Club who might be resident in or visiting the area, to join us. For more information or for details of a specific meeting, please contact Denis Tweed at denis.tweed@btinternet.com or 01789 731636 or 07973 735959.

We are a very friendly and unpretentious group! Our monthly meetings are hosted by expert speakers who present up to 8 wines for tasting. Guests and new members are always welcome, to find out more and make contact please visit www.stratfordwineclub.com.

A friendly and fun group for people who do not work full time or who are retired. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month in the Main Hall, Methodist Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon from 2pm-4pm for a meeting with speakers. In addition, we have small special interest groups on subjects ranging from walking to play reading, languages, wine appreciation and beyond! For more information please email enquiries@stratfordu3a.org.uk.