If you're not actually taking part in the marathon, half marathon or one of the other running challenges on Sunday (24 September), why not come along tocheer the thousands ofrunners on and witness one of the highlights of Nottingham's sporting calendar?
The event starts at 9.30am and participants will follow routesfrom Victoria Embankment, around The Park, Wollaton Park and south of the river, finishing by 4pm at the latest.
There will be some road closures but the tram will not be affected. More information is available at www.robinhoodhalfmarathon.co.uk.
The Nottingham October festival will get off to a great start on Friday 29 September with the first event in The Magnificent Spiegeltent in the Old Market Square.
The opening night in the ornate and historical venue willbe TheGilded Merkin Burlesque and Cabaret, followed bya range of music, comedy, magicand other entertainment for all ages until Sunday 8 October.
Highlights include Angelo Starr and the Team Edwin Starr Band, performing Motown and Northern soul hits, and Royal Vauxhall, an Edinburgh Fringe comedy based on a true story featuring Princess Diana, Kenny Everett and Freddie Mercury. Check out thewebsiteand get booking as some shows have already sold out!
Nottingham October festival isa series of events in the city this autumn also includingGoose Fair, a Beer & Curry Weekend,
the Robin Hood Pageant, Halloween and Bonfire Night.
launching October in Nottingham with a *bang* on the Whats On in Nottingham
Facebook page next week. Tune in at 6pm on Tuesday (26 September) and be in with a chance
of winning tickets to the Spiegeltentor Robin Hood Pageant as well as fantastic
prizes from businesses across the city.
The first South Asian Cultural Festival culminates on Saturday (23 September) in a colourful celebration of song, dance, music and family funin Trinity Square from 12 to 5pm.
The free event will include a mash-up of different musical styles, from classical to Bollywood,and delicious South Asian food will be available.
Find out more aboutthe culture and heritage of people from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have contributed to the vibrancy of Nottingham.
Looking further afield, Derby Festreturns on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 September, transforming Derby into a playground with performances for the whole family to enjoy.
World Circus brings a sprinkling of magic on the Friday, whilethere will be free entertainment for the whole family, including live music, circus performances, dance and super heroes, on the Saturday, finishing with The Colour of Time procession plus 100 dancers performing under a canopy of lanterns and a night market.
For more informationhead to www.derbyfeste.com.
You can save money on bus travel to World Circus, making it even easier for you to get to Derby. Find out more here.
Forfour days in the first week of October, the Forest Recreation Ground becomes the place to enjoy over 500 attractions, the latest white knuckle experiences, family rides and classic
favourites, not forgetting the ever-famous mushy peas, candy floss and brandy snaps.
So make sure Goose Fair is in the diary and come and enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun!
JoinRobin Hood, his Merry Men, the Sheriff of Nottingham and a whole host of colourful characters in this immersive live experience. Be transported back in time as the Castle grounds are transformed into a Medieval village encampment with all the sights, sounds and smells of 12th century Nottingham.Try your hand at archery and watch a spectacular show of jousting knights and horseback sword fighting.
Book your tickets nowand don't miss this fantastic experience!
Do you have some spare time and want to give something back to your community? Nottingham City Council's Home Library Service is looking for volunteers tohelp deliver its free service for people who love to read but are unable to visit a library.
Register your interest hereor call in to the Cecil Roberts Room at Central Library, Long Row on Tuesday 3 October between 2 and 4pm for a chat.
If you know someone who is housebound and misses visiting their local library, call the team on 0115 9152802 to find outhow they can access this great service!
23 September - Meet a real-life feathered dinosaur at Lakeside Arts
23 September - Temporary Deafness fusion band at New Art Exchange
25 September - Creative writing group at Mapperley Library
25 September - Asian library history talk at Central Library
26 September -RNIB OnlineTodayat Hyson Green Library
27 September -Fothergill Watson talk at St Leonard's Community Centre
28 September - Shri Shirdi Sai Baba birthday celebration at the Sai Community Centre
28 September - Bat walk at the Forest Recreation Ground
29 September - Did T Rex have Feathers? talkat Lakeside Arts
23 September - Toursof Green's Windmill
23 September - Paperclay creations day at Curious? Nottingham
23 September - Help the museum curate its coins at Nottingham Lakeside Arts
23 September - Printmaking without a press workshopat Curious? Nottingham
24 September - Casting, colour and vinyl moulds workshop at Lakeside Arts
24 September - Cake Eaters Anonymousatthe Castle pub
26 September - Tom Stade at the Glee Club
26 September - Edinburgh Festival double bill at Nottingham Lakeside Arts
28 September -Heart ofHeritage Festival: black-outpoetry atDebbie Bryan
29 September - Nefarious Notts: stories of riot and rebellion at Notts Archives
Every effort has been made to make sure tickets for all these events are still available, but please check with the event organisers before travelling to avoid disappointment.