Local Businesses, Events & Information for Local Residents

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General Interest

The Astronomy Society
Meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7.30pm at The Newton Fields centre at Newton. Tel: 01536 515976

Barnes Crafty Crafters
We aim to include members of the community, regardless of ability, to enjoy various craft activities such as box making, card making, glass painting, and jewellery making……and have fun! Cost £3.50 per meeting inclusive of materials. We meet fortnightly on a Friday morning from 10.00am until 12.00am at the Barnes Community Centre on Whiteford Drive, Kettering. Call Mary on 01536 482455 or Kelly on 07940 203186 for more information.

Barton Seagrave Horticultural Society
1st Tuesday of the month from 2-4pm, £4, at the Community Centre, Pioneer Avenue, Burton Latimer (except special trips). Call Maureen on 01536 723059.

Civil Service Pensioners Alliance
The Civil Service Pensioners Alliance is open to Civil Servants who have retired or who are near retirement age. The main aim is to campaign for pensioner rights in the Civil Service and to work alongside other organizations for fairness and equality such as care for the elderly and to challenge changes which would make pensioners less well off. But it is not all work we have a social side as well. For further information please contact Joyce Pedderson, Chair of the Northampton Group at: joyciepedersen@hotmail.co.uk, or Ken Jackson, Secretary, on: jacko386@sky.com, 07899 890901/01536 725006.

Corby & District Cats Protection, covering Kettering, Corby & surrounding villages
A gift of your time to help local cats by volunteering with us. Foster a cat, work with feral cats or even a helping hand at a fundraising stall. Any support appreciated. Contact 0345 260 2390 or enquiries@cats.org.uk/corby. 

Desborough & District Dolls House Club
We meet on the last Thursday of the month, (except July & December) at the United Reformed Church (URC) Hall, Union Street, Desborough, NN14 2RH at 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome.

East Northamptonshire Association of the National Trust (ENANT)
We meet 2nd Thursday of the month (October to May) at 7.30pm in Corn Market Hall, Kettering.
Membership open to National Trust members, visitors welcome £3 at door. Summer outings and annual holiday. Contact Sue Royds, Membership Secretary 01536 710714 susan.royds@btinternet.com

Falling Leaves Living History Group
Reenacting life on the home front in the 1940s. If you have any information about the 40s please contact Rod or Marcia on 01536 521447

Kettering & District Art Society
Established in 1905, we are primarily an exhibiting Society which today has over 100 members. We have both Associate and Full Members. Our Annual Exhibition is open to all members. We run a monthly Life Drawing Workshop in Kettering. New Members are always welcome. Contact 07703 310724, www.kdas.co.uk, email: info@kdas.co.uk

Kettering European Engagement Group
We embrace European Citizens resident in Kettering and area who are feeling worried about their status post-Brexit, and all residents who oppose ‘Hard Brexit’ and want to express solidarity with our neighbours. We welcome folks of all  political affiliations or none, and whether they voted Leave or Remain. See our Facebook group page or contact simonjones57@hotmail.com

Kettering & District RNLI
We are a group of enthusiastic supporters helping the charity that saves life at sea by fund raising whilst having fun.  Our work is based on and driven by our values. All ages are welcome; we are always seeking people prepared to help with events, ideas, even if only for the occasional couple of hours. Everyone will be made welcome, why not contact 01536 359 531

Kettering & District Society for All Artists
All abilities, from complete beginners. 1st and 3rd Mondays, 1.30-4pm at the Woodcroft centre, London Rd., Kettering, NN15 6NQ. Varied programme includes demonstrations and workshops by professional artists. Call 01604 767438 for more details.

Kettering Beaders
Meet on 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7.30-9.30pm at the “Mind Centre”, Russell Street, Kettering. For details contact Jane Revell on 01536 519016 or through our Facebook page Kettering Beaders

Kettering Branch of Northamptonshire Family History Society
Meet every second Monday of the month excluding August at the Cornmarket Hall, London Rd, Kettering. Speakers each month with a range of topics covering all aspects of Family & Local History. Call 07758 208450, email info4kettering@northants-fhs.org or visit www.northants-fhs.org for more details.

Kettering Chess Club
Monday evenings (except bank holidays); Juniors  6:15-7:15pm, adults 7:30pm. All welcome. Contact Tel. no. 07751 833420 email ketteringchess@hotmail.com.

Kettering Civic Society
Formed to encourage high standards of architecture and planning and to encourage civic pride. Membership (£15) is open to all. Talks and visits are organised throughout the year. Details about the Society and events can be found at Kettering Tourist Information and www.ketteringcivicsociety.net.

Kettering & District Locomotive Society
1st Friday of the month at 7.45pm in the Cornmarket Hall, London Road, Kettering from September to May inclusive. Call 01536 514640 or email cullup93@btinternet.com

Kettering & District Flower Club 
meet on the first Wednesday each month except January and August at the Corn Market Hall, Kettering at 7.30pm. New members welcome also visitors £5. Contact 01536 352406.

Kettering & District Model Railway Society
Meets every Wednesday from 7:45-9:45pm at Thorpe Malsor Village Hall, near Kettering. New members are always welcome. Contact our secretary at stig.tyrer@gmail.com or visit www.kdmrs.org.uk

Kettering & District Natural History Society
General meetings every Friday at 7.30pm (between October and Easter) in the Crescents Centre, Laburnum Crescent, Kettering. Tel Eileen Burley on 01536 520107.

Kettering Phoenix Rotaract Club 
We are a group of 18-30 year olds who meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Kino Lounge, Kettering. We do a variety of community projects, whilst having fun and making new friends! We also have regular social events! New members very welcome, find us on Facebook or email: ketteringphoenixrotaract@gmail.com 

Kettering & District Photographic Society
Meet every Monday at 7,45pm for an 8pm start at The Masque Theatre, The Latimer Arts College, Castle Way, Barton Seagrave, NN15 6SW.  Contact: 01536 514466, www.ketteringphotographysociety.co.uk, email: enquire.kdps@gmail.com

Kettering Out & Proud Association
We aim to improve community cohesion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Northamptonshire – this includes organising safe meeting spaces and tackling hate crime. Call 07877 825235, email info@gaykettering.co.uk or visit www.gaykettering.co.uk

Kettering Quilters
Meet at 2pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Central Methodist Church, School Lane, Kettering. For more information call 01536 723576.

Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society
1st Wednesday of the month from 7.30-10.00pm at the St. Andrews Art Centre, Kettering, NN16 8RG. New members welcome. Call Gordon 01536 746800. www.my-stampclub.co.uk.

Nene Valley PHAB (for Physically Disabled and Able-Bodied)
Meets at The Crescents Community Centre, Laburnum Crescent, Kettering every Thursday from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. We have a wide programme of events, speakers and social activities. Outings are organised extra to meetings. Weekly subscription £1.50. Ring Helen Wharton on 01933225447 or 07711908570 for more details or email nenevalleyphab@hotmail.co.uk

Natural-Ise
A new community group of volunteers who have an
interest in the Ise Valley area of Kettering. Call Martin on 07891 382090 or email martin.toms@ntlworld.com.

Northamptonshire Alliance cage Bird Society
Meet on the first Wednesday of every month 8pm at the British Legion Club, Kettering. Contact Chris on 01933 315385 or 07801 782155, or Mike Vokes (01536 722590, any time day or evening).

Poplars Farm Action Group
Barton Seagrave and Kettering residents working together to ensure that local building developments do not adversely impact on the environment, amenity or quality of life. Visit Facebook: www.facebook.com/poplarsfarm.actiongroup, Twitter:@PoplarsFarmAG, Email: poplarsfarmag@gmx.com

Silver Surfers
Meet on Wednesdays at 3.30pm at Southfield School, Lewis Road, Kettering, NN15 6HE (term time only) for 1 hours use of computers with tuition & guidance if required. £2.50/person. Call 01536 513063 for more details.

Stagemasque
Stagemasque Theatre Company Meet at Burton Latimer Methodist Church, Piggott’s Lane entrance Rotary Club of Kettering Tresham, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 19:00 – 21:00. Age range 14 – 140! For more information contact Matthew Thurland 01536 480246, e-mail stagemasque@hotmail.co.uk, or visit www.stagemasque.com

The Rotary Club of Kettering Tresham
We would be delighted to welcome any new members. We meet on Thursdays at The Holiday Inn Kettering, Rockingham Road at 8pm. We undertake a variety of volunteer and charity projects whilst having fun.  Further details from info@rotaryclubofketteringtresham.co.uk, 01536 521682 or www.rotaryclubofketteringtresham.co.uk

The Royal British Legion, Burton Latimer Branch
The Royal British legion, Burton Latimer branch, welcome all who are interested in the work of the Legion, whether they have served in the armed forces or not. Members participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities. The branch meets once a month (except August and December) at the civic centre at 19.30 hours on the last Thursday of the month.