Cambridge
Thu 25th Jul - 6:30pm
Lyn Packman
Play 

On Thursday, 25th July we will be in the grounds of Robinson College, Cambridge for a performance of Henry IV (Part 1). Meet at 6.30pm for a picnic or 7.30pm for the start of the play. Date may change if weather bad so phone/email me beforehand. Tickets at the gate £17 or £13 concession. Contact me on [Phone Number] or [Email] for directions/car sharing.

 Digswell (by Welwyn North station)
Fri 26th Jul - 8:00pm
Richard Allen
LFOTM 

As ever, we are at the Cowper Arms, Digswell. The pub is next to Welwyn North station and is served by stopping trains from Kings Cross to Peterborough and Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and a spot of encouragement to come and join us.

 High Wycombe
Fri 26th Jul - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Coffee & Chat 

Join me at the Air Raid Shelter Café and Tea Room in the Chilterns Centre, HP13 5ES for relaxed conversation, cake and coffee. This café has a WWII theme. No need to book, but if you want me to look out for you, let me know you are coming on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Wymeswold
Sat 27th Jul - 7:00pm
Sue Watford
Pub meal 

We will be dining at the Three Crowns (a Cat & Wickets pub) 45 Far Street in the village of Wymeswold LE12 6TZ,this month. There is a drive to the side of the pub which leads to a car park at the rear. Booking in advance is essential but we welcome new and old faces. Please let me know by 22nd July if you would like to join us by either calling [Phone Number] or e-mailing [Email]

 Castle Donington
Sat 27th Jul - 12:30pm
Susan Graves
Pub Lunch 

Join us for lunch at The Nags Head, Diseworth Road, Castle Donington (DE74 2PS) before some of us go on to the nearby Aeropark. Set menu of traditional pub food £10 for 2 courses, £12 for 3 courses. For menu, see their Facebook page (lunchtime menu) or drop me a line. Please contact me on [Phone Number] or [Email] by Friday 19th so I can confirm numbers.

 Castle Donington
Sat 27th Jul - 2:00pm
Susan Graves
Museum 

Join us as we visit East Midlands Aeropark near Castle Donington which is both an aviation museum and a viewing area for East Midlands Airport. Entry is £4 (adults), £2 (age 5 – 16). Postcode is DE74 2PR, free parking. Skylink buses pass the entrance. Meet at ticket desk, or join us for lunch beforehand (see previous advert). Let me know to look out for you - [Email] or [Phone Number]

 Northampton
Sun 28th Jul - 1:30pm
Ian Sargent
Cricket 

Come and watch the T20 match between the Northampton Steelbacks and the Yorkshire Vikings starting at 2:30pm. Meet at the County Ground main entrance in Abingdon Avenue an hour earlier. Tickets are £25 (£20 in advance). Recommended free parking in the official car park (via Park Avenue South), a 10 minute walk away. Contact Ian on [Phone Number] or email: [Email] for info and encouragement.

 Milton Keynes
Sun 28th Jul - 10:00am
Jo Sidebottom
Breakfast 

Join Christine and others at Carluccio's in the Centre:MK from 10am for a full breakfast, a snack, or just a drink. You can still contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Gunthorpe
Tue 30th Jul - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Eating Meeting 

Let's spend a summer evening near the river. We're going for an Indian meal at The Bridge And Bayleaf, Trentside, Gunthorpe, NG14 7FB. See menu at www.thebridgeandbayleaf.com and reserve your place with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] by 26th latest please. New faces welcome.

 Letchworth
Thu 1st Aug - 8:00pm
Steve Thomas
FThOTM 

Once again, we are at the Three Magnets, Leys Avenue, Letchworth. Thursday is traditionally curry night, but other food is also available (standard Wetherspoons fare). Leys Avenue is the main shopping street in Letchworth and is just a few minutes' walk from the rail station (Kings Cross to Cambridge line). Call me on [Phone Number], or email [Email] for further details and encouragement.

 Flackwell Heath
Sun 4th Aug - 2:00pm
Dave Denholm
Indoor Games 

Join Dave and Alison at their home in Flackwell Heath, near High Wycombe, for an afternoon of indoor board games. All members and friends welcome. Space is limited, so please contact Dave for directions and to discuss what games you would like to play on [Phone Number] or by e-mail at [Email]

 Nottingham
Mon 5th Aug - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
5OTM 

Join us for a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and chat (silly or serious) at the Vat & Fiddle pub on Queensbridge Road near Nottingham railway station. Free parking outside from 7.30pm and food served until 8pm. Look for yellow Mblem on table, most likely in Goldings Room to left of bar. New faces always welcome! Directions/encouragement from Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Nottingham
Thu 8th Aug - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Natter & Nosh 

We have tables reserved at The Cadland on High Road in Chilwell at the far side of the bar. Come along from 7.30pm for a meal or just a drink. Menu at www.emberinns.co.uk. Lovely food and great company! Further info from Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] or just turn up on the night. A popular event but we'll squeeze you in!

 Lincoln
Sat 10th Aug - 12:00pm
Jacquie Harrison
Pub discussion 

Our Second Saturday meeting at the Adam & Eve Tavern, 25 Lindum Road, LN2 1RT (opposite Pottergate arch). Join us for a not-too-serious chat about “People, living or dead, who would be on your dream coach trip – and why”. Pub food (optional!), decent beer (also optional!), car park. All welcome. Find us in the alcove, Magazine on the table, or contact Jacquie beforehand on [Phone Number] or [Email] .

 Northants
Sat 11th Aug - 10:30am
Chris Hudson
Pub Walk 

Lovely mixed walk through farmland, canal, bridle way, Honey Hill. Meet at phone box, on ‘No through road’ at Winwick. NN6 7PD (627 737) OS map 223 10km (3 hrs ) Drink afterwards at 'The Wheatsheaf' 15 Main Road Crick, N'hants NN6 7TU (01788 823824). For help or encouragement [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Northampton
Sun 11th Aug - 10:30am
Marianne Kendall
Brunch 

Our usual breakfast/brunch meeting will take place at the Rendezvous Coffee Shop in Market Walk, Northampton Town Centre. After the customary quiz from Pete, we'll reveal what quality we most desire for ourselves and which we absolutely hate in others (coz we don't have any nasty ones, of course). Contact Marianne on [Phone Number] or email: [Email] for inspiration or advice.

 Milton Keynes
Wed 14th Aug - 7:00pm
Jo Sidebottom
Oriental buffet 

Join us at Zen Garden restaurant on Midsummer Boulevard. Cost £15.95 + drinks. Please confirm by Sun 11th latest so I can book a table - [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number].

 Derby
Thu 15th Aug - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
Meal 

Join us for a Tapas meal at The White Swan, Church Street, Ockbrook, Derby DE72 3RB. Typical Spanish tapas that you would find in any local bodega in Spain, but in a village pub. Free car parking. Please contact me on [Phone Number] or [Email] by Sunday 11th August to book

 Leicester
Mon 19th Aug - 8:00pm
Haydn Starkie
Pub Social 

Join me for a drink and a natter at the Cradock Arms, 201 Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3TT. We usually gather in the lower part towards the rear of the bar. New faces are always welcome. Look out for the magazine or Mblem. For directions or encouragement, please contact me on [Phone Number] or by email at [Email].

 Milton Keynes
Mon 19th Aug - 7:45pm
Jo Sidebottom
3MOTM Quiz 

The Barge is no longer doing a regular quiz so we're trying the one at the Plough at Simpson instead. Same date, third Monday of the month. Slightly earlier start time, so meet at 7:45 for an 8:00pm start of the quiz. Please check social media or contact me to confirm event and please let me know if you're joining us - [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number].

 Newark
Tue 20th Aug - 7:00pm
Pete Gault
3TuOTM 

Food and/or drink plus interesting conversation available at The Prince Rupert, Stodman Street, Newark. Call in briefly or stay all evening. We're usually in the small room to the right as you enter this historic pub. Contact Pete on [Phone Number] or [Email] if needing directions/parking suggestions/encouragement to come along. All welcome!

 Derby
Wed 21st Aug - 7:30pm
Pen Penny
3WOTM 

We'll be on a group of tables in the rear section (beyond the bar) of the Standing Order (Wetherspoon) pub on Iron Gate in the centre of Derby. Look for the yellow Mblem. Drop in briefly or stay all evening for food and/or drink and chat. New faces especially welcome. Contact Pen on [Phone Number] or at [Email] for directions and encouragement

 Aylesbury
Fri 23rd Aug - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Robots, Coffee & Chat 

We are returning to Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury to catch their “Robot: A Collection of Robots, Cyborgs & Androids” exhibition before it closes. We’ll also enjoy relaxed conversation, cake and coffee. See https://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum/events/robot-a-collection-of-robots-cyborgs-and-androids/ for further details. Small admission charge. No need to book, but if you want me to look out for you, let me know you are coming on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Swineshead
Sat 24th Aug - 10:30am
Jacquie Harrison
Eat and Greet 

This meeting is aimed at the Mensans who have not been to meetings before but all members are welcome. Please join us for a free drink, bacon sandwich or cake at The Ivy Farm Shop Restaurant, A17, Swineshead, PE20 3NG – signposted on A17. Please contact Jacquie on [Phone Number] or [Email] for details/encouragement and so that she can book a table. Or just turn up and we’ll squeeze you in.

 Northampton
Sat 24th Aug - 11:00am
Marianne Kendall
Picnic 

Explore Castle Ashby Gardens at NN7 1LQ. There's lots to see and do for the whole family: formal and informal gardens, of course, plus menagerie (the meerkats are gorgeous!), an exquisite 13th century church, play area, lake and arboretum. Meet at the tea room at 11:00 to plan single or group activities. £8.50 entrance fee, concessions £7.50 Contact Marianne as above.

 Milton Keynes
Sun 25th Aug - 10:00am
Christine Howells
Breakfast 

Join Christine and others at Carluccio's in the Centre:MK from 10am for a full breakfast, a snack, or just a drink. You can still contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Hughenden
Sun 25th Aug - 3:00pm
Val Hinkins
Tea @ 3 

Join me at Church House, Hughenden, HP14 4LA for one of their famous afternoon teas. A good variety of home-made cakes & local ice cream! Meet me there at 3pm. See https://www.hughendenparishchurch.org.uk/ChurchHouseTeas for full details. Please ring me on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email] for further information or encouragement.

 Nottingham
Tue 27th Aug - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Eating Meeting 

We're dining at the popular Nando's Portuguese peri-peri chicken restaurant on Redfield Way, Lenton, NG7 2UW. New menu at www.nandos.co.uk including vegetarian options. Reserve your place with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] by 22nd. All welcome for this cheap and cheerful meal.

 Lincoln
Wed 28th Aug - 7:00pm
Jacquie Harrison
Thai restaurant 

By popular request we are returning to the Thailand No.1 restaurant at 80-81 Bailgate, LN1 3AR (almost opposite Gordon Road, where there is a car park). Great food - menus on the website, various diets accommodated. All welcome, and of course you can bring a guest. It's essential to book with Jacquie no later than Saturday morning, 24th Aug, on [Phone Number] or [Email]. Hope to see you there.

 Digswell, Herts
Fri 30th Aug - 8:00pm
Richard Allen
LFOTM 

As ever, we are at the Cowper Arms, Digswell. The pub is next to Welwyn North station and is served by stopping trains from Kings Cross to Peterborough and Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and a spot of encouragement to come and join us.

 Nottingham
Sat 31st Aug - 5:30pm
Maxine Bates
Theatre 

Frank, Magenta, Riff Raff and co return to the Royal Concert Hall. We have a block booking in the stalls for the Rocky Horror Show. Discounted tickets £34.50 each. Contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] to check availability. Don't dream it, be it!