Friday 30 August 2013 Updated: 30/08 11:45
HERE are just some of the area's upcoming events featured in this week's Standard:
THE COUNTY Air Ambulance Trust is set to benefit from a night of music at a Headless Cross venue.
The Band Fest event organised by Redditch Big Hearts will be held at The Rocklands Club tomorrow (Saturday) at 7.30pm.
It will feature Redditch acts Cold Pavillion and The Garth and Adam Project, as well as The Beam Hall Sessions Band and Risky Bizness and a barbecue will also be on offer.
Organiser Jill Norris said: “It has taken a little sorting out but these bands were all keen to provide their services for such a worthwhile cause.”
Tickets costing £5 are available from all committee members and at The Rocklands.
RESIDENTS are being urged to roll up their sleeves for a good cause at the latest blood donation session.
Appointments are available between 1.30pm and 4pm or 5pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Evesham Road.
To book call 0300 123 2323.
A GRAND table top sale is being held at St Philip’s Church in Webheath on Friday, September 6.
It runs from 6pm to 8pm and entrance is 50p. All proceeds will go towards the church organ fund.
WHERE Next staff are set to take on a 10km challenge through fields, woods, lakes and mud.
The Garden Gnome Ninjas team, made up of seven members of staff, will be taking part in the Wolf Run on Saturday, September 7, to raise funds for the organisation.
Visit www.thebiggive.org.uk or call 01527 69955 to donate. A minibus may be on offer to the event in Leamington if there is sufficient demand, anyone interested should call Russell on 01527 857189.
THE HISTORY and heritage of Redditch will be celebrated during an annual event at Forge Mill Needle Museum.
The day, hosted by Redditch Local History Society, will run from 11am to 4pm next Saturday (September 7) and is supported by the museum, the Forge Mill Volunteer Group and Redditch Borough Council.
Heritage groups will be on hand to give advice on researching family history while historians, authors and groups will be available to speak to residents. Free admission also gives access to a unique exhibition of watercolours and drawings by artist Norman Neasom.
For more information, visit www.forgemill.org.uk or call Tony Green on 01527 61434.
ALCESTER'S next community forum will take place at a new time and spot.
The group will now meet at 10am on Tuesday, September 10, at Crawford Memorial Hall on Salford Road in Bidford.
The event will focus on welfare reform issues, debt management, loan shark and housing issues. Residents are invited to drop in and talk to experts.
MEN IN fine voice are being called on to join a community choir.
The annual recruitment evening for Alcester Male Voice Choir – open to anyone from Redditch and Studley as well as the town itself – starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 11, at The Jubilee Centre, Jubilee Fields with both tenor and bass sections, needing more members.
Choir founder Judith Land said: “It’s all very informal, we are inviting gentlemen who are interested in singing to come along and sing with us for the evening.
“There is no audition process, we are a community choir and all we ask of our members is that they love singing and are prepared to commit to the regular rehearsals which are held every Wednesday evening and also be prepared, once they feel confident, to take part in monthly concerts which take place throughout the region and beyond, raising much-needed funds for charities, churches, clubs and groups.”
Anyone interested should e-mail email@example.com or call 07886 139781.
SKILLED speakers are invited to join a Redditch group which is seeking new members.
Redditch Speakers Club’s new season begins on Tuesday, September 17, in Crabbs Cross.
The group is open to anyone young or old, whether they live in the town or surrounding areas.
For more information call 01527 550086.
CHILDREN with life-limiting conditions are set to benefit from a concert held by police.
The Band of West Mercia Police is hosting a 25th anniversary event to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice – which is also celebrating reaching the milestone this year.
Chair PC Richard Waterhouse, an officer from the Redditch south west and rural team, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this concert in aid of such a worthy cause, which offers vital support to around 640 local children.
“We hope to raise as much money as possible and I would encourage people to buy their tickets now to avoid disappointment on the night.”
The concert starts at 7.30pm at Worcester Cathedral on Saturday, September 28, with special guests including Steve Stewart, the West Mercia Police Youth Band and Abberley Half School Choir.
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