Spotlight Events in Heanor and Ripley
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Everybody wants to know what's on Heanor and Ripley, and we're here to inform you about the latest events. We can let you know when to expect the monthly Heanor Community Fair, tell you how to enrol in children's dance classes at Ripley Academy of Dance, and explain the facts about Amber Valley Business Club meetings. We'll also make sure you know when to stop by Heanor Market and how to enrol in local netball sessions.

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LAKESIDE FESTIVAL
  • Sunday 2nd July 12:00pm until 4:00pm
Join the Friends of Kirk Hallam Lake and the Countryside Service for this summer festival. The Lakeside Festival highlights the many aspects of the rich wildlife of the site, and also includes other invited... View event
Edge-Lit 6 - fantasy, horror and science-fiction day
  • Saturday 15th July, 10:00am - Until Tuesday 15th August, 10:00pm
A packed day of panels, workshops, readings, book launches and more featuring a range of the UK's finest writing talent in horror, fantasy and science-fiction. View event
SUMMER FUN DAY in aid of Guide Dogs
  • Sunday 16th July 10:00am until 4:00pm
Support Guide Dogs in your local area and enjoy a great day out for all the family. With demonstrations of dog agility, heel work to music and dog cross-country running. There’ll also be entertainers and... View event
SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led activity
  • Sunday 23rd July, 11:00am - Until Saturday 2nd September, 3:30pm
During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a difference etc.), so make time for fun with the family in the fresh air. Return to... View event
INSECT SHOW
  • Sunday 23rd July 11:00am until 4:00pm
Join the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society for their bug-tastic Insect Show, insect related displays and plant stalls. A guided butterfly walk will also take place (details nearer the... View event
THE BIG DERBYSHIRE FOOD FESTIVAL
  • Sunday 3rd September 10:30am until 4:30pm
FREE to enter Fantastic Foodie Day out for all the family. Delicious Street Food stalls, a fabulous Craft Marquee with lots of "Not on the high street" gifts for sale, children’s entertainment and live... View event
AUTUMN FOOTPRINTS - THE AMBER VALLEY AND EREWASH WALKING FESTIVAL
  • Saturday 9th September, 9:00am - Until Sunday 24th September, 5:00pm
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 10am–10.30am LAUNCH AND GUIDED WALK Everyone is welcome to attend the launch of this excellent walking festival, with coffee and cake on offer. There is a guided park walk after... View event
WILD FOOD FORAGE
  • Sunday 15th October 10:00am until 12:30pm
SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 10am-12.30pm WILD FOOD FORAGE A walk around Shipley Country Park in search of useful trees, plants and fungi. This walk will concentrate on exploring seasonal wild food, medicine and... View event
(UN)NATURAL TRAIL. Self-led activity.
  • Saturday 21st October, 11:00am - Until Sunday 29th October, 3:30pm
Come along and follow the Halloween Trail and search for the spooky clues that will help you learn about creepy critters and beastly bugs. Return to claim your treat! Fancy dress welcome.... View event
Houghton on the Hill Craft Fair 2017
  • Saturday 11th November 10:00am until 3:30pm
Friends of St Catharine's Church - Annual Houghton on the Hill Craft Fair 2017 View event
MOSAIC WORKSHOPS
  • Sunday 19th November 12:00pm until 4:00pm
Join the countryside service for this introductory workshop to the art of mosaics. We will guide you while you create a stunning piece of mosaic artwork to take home. Equipment and materials provided.... View event
CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT
  • Sunday 17th December 3:00pm until 4:00pm
Join Marlpool United Reform Church Theatre Company for a sing-along of traditional carols to celebrate the festive season. Cost: FREE. Parking charges apply. View event