Watercolour tutor Martin Sloman welcomes new members of all abilities to classes at Boylestone village Hall on Wednesday evenings from 6.45pm to 8.45pm. £10 per session, including light refreshments. For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 01773550365.
Indoor bowls is played every week from 2pm to 4pm at Hulland Ward and District Millenium Village Hall.
Prize bingo takes place weekly at Swinscoe Village Hall from 8pm until 10pm.
Ashbourne Town Band rehearse at St John’s Church from 8pm until 10pm.
Ashbourne T’ai Chi group meets at Ashbourne Leisure Centre each Wednesday for disabled adults and over 50s at 10.30am until 12.30pm. To find out more call 01335 300515.
Money bingo takes place weekly at the Ex Servicesmen’s Club in the Market Place from 7pm and all are welcome to attend.
Ashbourne and District Camera Club meets each Wednesday at All Saints Community Hall in Belle Vue Road between 8pm and 10pm. This week the club will have their ‘cityscape’ competition judged by Russ Daniels.
A Farmers’ Market is held at Ashbourne Town Hall every fourth Thursday of the month from 10am until 3pm, offering a range of fresh local produce.
Ashbourne and District animal Welfare Society will be holding a fund-raising stall today outside the Co-Op in Horse and Jockey Yard from 9am until around 1pm
Ashbourne Town Band learners practice at Bankcroft in Cokayne Avenue from 7pm.
Edward Bear Praise and Play sessions take place each Thursday from 9.30am until 11.30am in St Oswald’s Church Hall. To find out more call 01335 664132.
Bowls takes place weekly at Hognaston Village Hall from 7pm.
Otago strength and balance classes for older adults takes place at Ashbourne School of Dance, from 10.30am until 11.30am. The cost is £4 including tea and coffee.
A day’s oil painting will be held at Snelston Reading Room, costing £46 per person including materials and lunch. To find out more call 01629 583359.
A Sit and Sew session takes place on the last Friday of every month at the St John Street Gallery Cafe from 10am until 12 noon. To find out more call Mandy Noble on 07809 592515.
Live music from Pugma Ho will be on at The George and Dragon in the Market Place, from 9pm.
St Oswald’s Church Choir rehearses weekly at the church from 7.30pm.
Ellastone Tots meets for two hours of play, stories and songs every Friday at Ellastone Village Hall from 9.30am until 11.30am. The cost is £2 per child and to find out more call 07971 132593.
Ashbourne Toy Library, run by the Derbyshire Children’s Centre, can be found at Ashbourne Library, in Compton, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm on Fridays.
A ‘Walking for Health’ group meets at Ashbourne Leisure Centre each week at 10am. New Walkers are welcome. Call Penny Northall on 01335 370592 to find out more.
Ashbourne Cage Bird Society will hold an open and members’ show today at Mayfield Memorial Hall. The show opens to the public from 1.30pm until 4pm.
The Empire Ballroom in King Edward Street hosts sequence and social dancing each week from 8pm until 11pm.
A craft fair takes place today and tomorrow in Tissington Village Hall. Admission is free and the event runs on each day from 11am until 4pm.
A stall offering a range of Traidcraft products will be set up at St Oswald’s Church Hall each week.
Ashbourne Town Band practice at St John’s Church from 7pm.
A mind, body and spirit event takes place this evening at Ashbourne Golf Club in Wyaston Road. The event runs from 5pm and tickets are £5.
A tiny tots dance class for 18 month to three-year-old children takes place today at Ashbourne School of dance, from 9.30am until 10.15am. The cost is £2.50 per child per class.
The Ashbourne and District branch of the Campaign for Real Ale meets every last Tuesday of the month from 8pm and everyone, including non-members, is welcome to the informal meetings to discuss local beers and pubs. This month’s venue is the Ketch, in Kniveton.
CAMTAD, the Campaign for Tackling Acquired Deafness meets monthly at the Cornerstone in Church Street from 1pm for retubing and cleaning of NHS hearing aids.
Cafe Connect, which offers support and advice for people who have been bereaved, is held weekly at The Cornerstone coffee shop from 2pm to 4pm.
Young Ashbourne Singers rehearse weekly from 6pm at St John’s Church.
Beginner’s line dancing is on offer at the Town Hall on Tuesday evenings. The sessions take place from 7.15pm until 8.15pm and admission is £3.50.
A mother and toddler group meets at FitzHerbert Primary School in Fenny Bentley each Tuesday afternoon, from 1.30pm until 3.15pm. To find out more call 01335 350362.