Time for a break but back before you know it!

June‘s going off the grid for a little while, taking a bit of a break after a hectic couple of months, so no Girls Around Town next weekend.

But don’t worry, she’ll be back behind the mic at the end of October, inviting you to Put On Your Sunday Best on Halloween!

In the meantime, watch this space for the podcast of yesterday’s interview with Helen Stanbridge from Newark and Sherwood CVS about its Door2Door transport service…

And here’s a reminder of some the events mentioned on the same show that you and your kids might like to check out.

A little bit of self defense

If you went along to Newark’s Fun Palace at the beginning of the month, you may well have seen the self defence demo that took place in the Civil War Centre.

It was run by Newark Ninjitsu‘s Kiyth Fotitt, who’s putting on another event, this one especially for ladies, on Thursday 21 October.

The Ladies Self Defense Class runs from 10am to 12 noon at BeanBlock Cafe in the St Marks Shopping Centre – another free event but you do need to register online here to book your place.

Fun and games at Newark Library

Are you looking for some fun for the kids on a Saturday morning? Then the place to head for is Newark Library, where two new events will be on offer every weekend in the run up to Christmas.

Both will be taking place from 10am to 12 noon, alternating each weekend, with the Lego Club – a chance to build with Lego and join in the library’s Lego Challenge Themes – kicking things off on Saturday 23 October.

Then on Saturday 30 October it’s the Games Club, when youngsters can try out a few games and make some new friends.

The two Clubs alternate every week until Saturday 11 December – they’re absolutely free and kids of all ages are welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Next Sunday’s litter pick

Do you live in or around South Muskham and Little Carlton and have a bit of free time on Sunday 24 October?

If you do, Charles Brightmore could really use your help!

He’s organising a litter pick in the area and he’s looking for a few more volunteers to get involved…

All equipment will be provided – just bring your own gloves, head over to the South Muskham Roundabout for the 9.30am start and help spruce up the area along the Great North Road and the A616 through Little Carlton.

Celebrating books, arts, crafts and a whole lot more this autumn!

It’s time for a look ahead to a couple of major events coming to two local towns with the help of this week’s guests on Girls Around Town.

Getting it all started, Jane Keightley will be on the phone to the studio from just after 10.20am with the latest news about the first ever Boston Book Festival taking place next month…

Then the focus is on Newark itself when Donna Hall joins June in the studio at 11.10am with details of another brand new event the Palace Theatre will be hosting at the beginning of October.

A regular guest on the show, Jane will have the latest details of what’s in store for book lovers over the weekend of Friday 17 to Sunday 19 September.

From poetry to chicklit, children’s books to historical fiction – and everything in between – there’s bound to be something to suit you, whether you’re an avid reader or just looking for something to pass the time while you’re sitting on a plane heading to the sun!

With all the events taking place at venues in and around Boston’s historic Market Place, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to meet some of the authors and talk about their work…

Who knows, you may even be inspired to write your very own best-seller!

Then, with a little help from Donna, it’s time to look ahead to the beginning of October and an event which, among other venues, features another equally historic Market Place just a short distance from the Radio Newark studio.

Part of a nationwide initiative which encourages communities to come together and create their own events, sharing and celebrating the genius in everyone, Newark’s Fun Palace will be showcasing all that the area has to offer.

From crafts to cooking, dance to self-defence classes and much more, the sky really is the limit in what’s being described as ‘a jumble sale of skills’ on offer between Friday 1 and Sunday 3 October.

Donna will have all the information you need, whether you’re a local crafter, maker or business owner looking to show off your own skills or you want to bring the family along to some of the activities and join in the fun.

Don’t forget to your Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend to join June, Jane and Donna listen online, on the apps or on 107.8FM from 10am to 12 noon….

And in the meantime, put those September and October dates in your diaries to make sure you don’t miss these two exciting new events coming to Boston and Newark this autumn!

A blooming good day out at Belvoir Castle!

Have you seen the weather forecast for this weekend?

Sunny and a gentle breeze here in the East Midlands, with temperatures up to 260C – perfect for a family day out, especially if you’re planning to head over to Belvoir Castle for this year’s Flower & Garden Show!

Someone who’ll definitely be there is Andy Tudbury of course, the organiser of the event since it first launched back in 2019

And he’ll be taking a short break from his official duties to give June a quick call in the first hour of this week’s Girls Around Town.

Andy will be on the phone to the studio with an update on some of the things visitors enjoyed on Saturday, together with details of what to expect if you’ve got tickets for Sunday.

It’s not just about flowers and gardens, although of course there’ll be plenty of fabulous displays to see on that front.

If you were listening in a couple of weeks ago, you’ll have heard him describing all the other things you can see and do – and buy! – in the beautiful setting of Belvoir, with everything from sculpture artists, tools, garden furniture and crafts retailers to live music and a range of food and refreshments on offer.

Don’t forget to tune in to 107.8FM or listen online to hear what Andy has to say from just after 10.20am

He’ll be dashing off to get back to business fairly quickly but make sure you stay tuned in till 12 noon for more of your Sunday Best with June!