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. For more information please call Alison at Whitestone Surgery on 024 7664 1911 (no need to be a 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.

We meet fortnightly at Rosebird Community Hall, Shipston Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2pm to 4pm. For more information please call Pat McGiven on 01386 424578 or 07977 590410.

We meet on the fourth Monday of the month. Meetings start at 7.30pm sharp until 9.30pm at St Andrews Church Hall, Shottery. £2 per meeting; raffle and refreshments.

Lunch followed by entertaining speakers on the last Monday of the month at The Billesley Manor Hotel. New members welcome. For more information call Annette Seeley on 01789 751477.

We usually meet from 10.30am-3pm every third Saturday at Stratford Methodist Church, Old Town, CV37 6BG. Please check the website for all meeting dates and programme. Very friendly fibre craft group, no expertise necessary. Talks, demonstrations, etc. For more information visit www.wsdstratford.blogspot.com or email wsdstratford@gmail.com.

Speaker evenings are held on the first Friday of each month from February to December except when dates are changed, at the Wesley Hall, Methodist Church, Stratford-upon-Avon at 7.30pm. Monthly coach outings are organised to places of interest with boarding points at Stratford Racecourse and Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, plus an annual coach holiday each year. Why not join us? For membership information please call 01789 209931.

Details of the regular Monday to Saturday sessions can be found at www.bridgewebs.com/stratford. Visitors are made welcome to our friendly club at Holtom Street, close to the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. Parking available.

A very friendly bowling club with excellent facilities on Tiddington Road (opposite NFU). We warmly welcome new members and offer free coaching to novice bowlers. For more information please email enquiries@stratfordbowlsclub.co.uk or call Linda on 01789 565183.

We meet three days a week at Luddington Village Hall for art sessions. All abilities welcome. For more information call Sue Fell on 01789 751635.

We meet every second and fourth Wednesday from 10am-1pm at Stratford Bowls Club, Tiddington Road, CV37 7AG. Sewing, knitting, crochet, all crafts welcome. For more information contact Jean at jeansterrey@hotmail.com or Avril at avrilmason@gmail.com.

 

We meet weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am-2pm and Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm at Cutlers Farm just outside Bearley. O,OO,N Gauge layouts. New members welcome. For more information call Peter on 01789 267346.

We have been in existence for over 100 years. All age groups take part from 14 to 80+. We shoot inside at local venues and are always looking for new members. If you would like to try this challenging sport, please contact Jo on 01789 267093 or visit www.sagl.co.uk.

Experienced players welcome for friendly or league chess. Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Methodist Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG. For more information visit www.stratfordchess.com.

If you are interested in having a fun, social evening and learning Scottish ceilidh and country dances, then we are the group for you. We meet on Thursdays at St Andrew's Parish Centre in Shottery from 7.30pm-9.30pm with a break for refreshments. No need for special footwear, just come in flattish shoes and join in the great fun we have. We do ask for a donation if you are able of £10 per month to cover costs of our Hall hire and new CD purchases. For more information contact Sarah on 07950 827753 or email sarahlcushing@gmail.com. All abilities are welcome.

Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm at St Andrews Church Hall, Shottery. All abilities are welcome for an enjoyable evening of music from beginners to professional accordion players. Mostly accordion but all musicians welcome. Individual and group playing. New members and visitors are welcome. Full details at www.stratfordaccordionclub.co.uk.