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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Absolute Bowie come to The Venue, Derby
  • Friday 20th April 7:30pm until 10:30pm
Absolute Bowie are proud to present a brand new stage show “50 Years of Bowie”; a musical journey through the iconic singer's ever changing personas. View event
SHIPLEY COUNTRY PARKRUN
A weekly FREE timed 5K run that starts and finishes at Shipley Country Park car park. It is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. Registration with Parkrun is required... View event
MOSAIC WORKSHOPS
  • Sunday 20th May 12:00pm until 4:30pm
An introductory workshop to the art of mosaics. We will guide you while you create a stunning piece of mosaic artwork to take home. All equipment and materials provided.... View event
NATURE TRAIL at Shipley Country Park
  • Sunday 27th May, 10:30am - Until Sunday 3rd June, 3:30pm
Turn up any time. Self-led activity. Come along to this nature-themed trail during the school holiday.... View event
SOLAR OBSERVING at Shipley Country Park
  • Saturday 2nd June 10:00am until 4:00pm
FREE EVENT. Turn up any time. Come along to view our closest star, the Sun, through special filters.... View event
SOLAR OBSERVING at Shipley Country Park
  • Saturday 23rd June 10:00am until 4:00pm
Come along to view our closest star, the Sun, through special filters. Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society will have a selection of telescopes for you to look through and a chance to ask questions... View event
THE BIG DERBYSHIRE FOOD FESTIVAL
  • Saturday 23rd June, 10:30am - Until Sunday 24th June, 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
SPOON CARVING WORKSHOP
  • Saturday 7th July 10:00am until 4:30pm
A one day workshop to teach the use of axe and knife to carve wood. It will be a safe introduction to woodcarving, with the aim of producing a spoon of your own to take away. View event
SCHOOLS OUT! Self-led activity
  • Sunday 22nd July, 10:30am - Until Sunday 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 22nd July 11:00am until 4:00pm
Join the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society for their bug-tastic Insect Show, insect related displays including live specimens. A guided walk in search of insects will also take place... View event
AUTUMN FOOTPRINTS - THE AMBER VALLEY AND EREWASH WALKING FESTIVAL
  • Saturday 15th September 10:00am until 10:30am
LAUNCH AND GUIDED WALK Everyone is welcome to attend the launch of this excellent walking festival, with free tea, coffee and cake on offer. There is a guided park walk after the launch – see the FREE... View event
WILD FOOD FORAGE
  • Sunday 14th October 10:00am until 12:30pm
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 craft materials in the area. It will also look at... View event
(UN)NATURAL TRAIL. at Shipley Country Park
  • Saturday 27th October, 10:30am - Until Sunday 4th November, 3:30pm
Self-led activity. Turn up any time. Come along and follow the Halloween Trail and search for the spooky clues that will help you learn about creepy critters and beastly bugs.... View event
ELF TRAIL at Shipley Country Park
  • Saturday 22nd December, 10:30am - Until Sunday 30th December, 2:00pm
Self-led trail. Turn up any time. Come along to this Christmas themed trail and find the clue cards to help you complete the Elf’s activity sheet.... View event