What’s on where around Northants: listings, November 26 edition

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Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Northamptonshire over the coming week. Please email whatson.northampton@jpress.co.uk with details of your events at least two weeks in advance. Thank you.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26

MUSIC

Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm

A K Disco’s Karaoke, O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till late

Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry.

Baz & Most of That Jazz at Stirrup Cup, Kettering. Free admission.

THEATRE

The Snow Queen, Royal Auditorium, 2.15pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Joe Brown, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. All our items are genuinely baked, grown or crafted by local individuals and are “fairly traded”. We welcome browsers – our prices start at 50p

Quiz at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Quiz, Fox & Hounds PH, 186 Harborough Road, Npton, NN2 8DJ, 8.30pm. Cash prizes to be won. Special curry meal for £5. Call to reserve your table

Quiz Night at The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo (every Thurs) at Brafield WMC, located on A428, from 8.30pm

Table Tennis for adults, all levels welcome, tea & biscuits, informal social group. NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton. More info 07813 575264

Masque Youth Theatre Drama Sessions (every Thu) for ages 11-18 at Northampton High School, 7.15-9pm. Sessions £4. All welcome. More info www.masqueyouththeatre.co.uk

Yoga at Stanwick Village Hall, 6.30pm to 8pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Whist Drive (every Thu), Boothville Community Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm. Tea & biscuits provided at half time. If you like a game of cards please come along. £3 otd.

A Victorian Christmas - Country Living Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Comedy featuring Pierre Hollins, Craig Murray & Support at Walnut Inn, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, NN7 3DS, 8.30pm. Tickets £8 from www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Burton Latimer Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition,10am to1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, Civic Centre, High Street (opp Sainsbury’s)

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be at Wellingborough Town Centre, Outside McDonalds, 10am to 1pm AND Earls Barton, outside entrance to Co-Op, 1.45-3pm

Quiz Night, The Swan & Helmet, 65-67 Grove Road, Npton, NN1 3LJ. Team of 6 max, £1 entry. Prizes to be won.

Autumn Fayre, Brafield Village Hall, 7-9pm. To raise funds for Gigglesplay, a sensory and soft playscheme for children with additional needs which meets Sundays, 10-2pm. Free entry.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27

MUSIC

Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Rhythm & Roots at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

Live Music at Malt + Bass, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, NN17 1UU, 7pm.

Kontra Roots Club at Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon (on A6 adj to the sports ground, NN9 5EJ), 8pm. Free admission. www.kbcworld.cco.uk

PushPop 90s Night at Barratts Club, Npton, 8pm

Hair Rock Experience at The Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Npton, 8.30pm. £8

Wordsworth at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Symptom at British Arms, Baker Street, Irthlingborough, 9pm. Free entry.

Tony Gee’s Disco at Lumbertubs, Npton, NN3 6AH.

Disco supplied by DJS Entertainment at Rushden ‘n’ Higham FC, Hayden Road, in association with Nene radio. Charity fundraising event to raise awareness of Parkinsons Sufferers UK.

Reelin n Rockin at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Peter Mylett at The Swan & Helmet, 65-67 Grove Road, Npton, NN1 3LJ.

THEATRE

The Snow Queen, Royal Auditorium, 7.15pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Sinatra Centenary, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Street Dance Class, Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm to 4.45pm. £4 per session.

Quiz Night, Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon, 8pm.

Bingo, Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7.30pm to 9.45pm

8-16 Yrs Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club (Coaching), 4.30-6.30pm. Every Fri. £3.60/session. Kingsthorpe College (next to the Uni), Boughton Green Road.

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Ringstead Village Hall (NN14 4DA), 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. Beginners welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Fitsteps Class, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall, behind Waitrose, 10am

Tai Chi (every Fri), Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. £4.

R-Zone Club recommences for young people aged 8-13 years at the Community Ctr, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm to 6pm. Contact Mel 07979 152746 for more details.

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning, Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)

Gentle Yoga at Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Craft Club (every Fri), 11am to 3pm, Church Hall, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Kettering. Bring your own craft project or take part in a demonstration workshop. For info call Sue Shipham 07733 341674. Admission £3 inc tea & coffee.

Literature Event, St Peter’s Church, Oundle, PE8 4AL, 7.45-8.45pm. Tony Little talks about his controversial new book “An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education”. Tickets £8 from Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street.- 01832 274734

The Ladies Club at The Church, Bridge Street, Northampton, 12noon. Come and enjoy a talk from Lee Burrows; a spokesperson for the Northampton Town & County Art Society. £20 for reception drinks, 2-course lunch and guest speaker.

Christmas Chocolates – Demo & Tasting - Country Living Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Pitsford School Junior Christmas Fayre & Christmas Market (NN6 9AX), 4-6pm. Raffle, tombola and Santa’s Grotto together with an opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts. All can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. www.pitsfordschool.com

Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, NN10 0AW will be taking bookings for their Santa Specials on Dec 12 & 13 Ticket office open 2.30-5.30pm. Or go to www.rhts.co.uk to book online.

Old Union Canals Society meet at Great Bowden Village Hall, Market Harborough, 7.30pm. A selection of waterway-related films will be shown by the Harborough movie makers. More details call Mary Matts 01162 792285

Christmas Fayre, St Luke’s CEVA Primary School, St Crispin Drive, Duston, NN5 4PL, 5-7.30pm. Santa’s Grotto, crafters, raffles, tombolas, cake stall and refreshments. Fun and games for all the family! Admission - Adults 50p, children free

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be at Corby Town Centre, Close to Corby Cube, George Street,10am to 2pm

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28

MUSIC

Karaoke Disco at Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm till late

Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

Live Music at Malt + Bass, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, NN17 1UU, 7pm.

Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, Steve Perry from 8pm. Also bingo.

Stages Charity Event featuring Katie Read at The Irish Centre, Patrick Road, Corby, NN18 9NT, 7-11pm. Live singer/Karaoke/Disco. Tickets £5 adv or £7 otd. www.stagesnonprofit.org or email katie@stagesnonprofit.org

Shaun E B at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

The Bighead (ska band)at Walnut Inn, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, NN7 3DS, 9.30pm. Free entry.

Switch at Nut & Squirrel, Milton Keynes, 8.30pm

St Cecilia Singers Advent Concert at St Mary the Virgin Church. Higham Ferrers, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 inc glass of wine and a mince pie. There will be the opportunity for the audience to join in some of their favourite carols as a pre-Christmas treat. Advance tickets from 01933 356546 or pay otd.

Dub Pistols, enjoy a night of ska and dance at The Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Npton, 7pm. Tickets £15

Winter Social with Adam Naked, Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Jumpin’ at Auntie Ruth’s, Npton, 10pm. Old skool R n B, Hip Hop & House. Half price drinks until 12am.

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco at Lord Byron, 58 Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, NN2 7HH, 9pm

Ballroom & Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancing at Holy Sepulchre Churchrooms, Npton, NN1 3LL, 8-11pm. £4 entry. Bring your own drinks. Contact 01604 499226

Glamatize at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

The Geripatricks at The Swan & Helmet, 65-67 Grove Road, Npton, NN1 3LJ.

Phil Allen, vocalist, Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.45pm. Also, Open The Box and Bingo. Free entry.

THEATRE

The Snow Queen, Royal Auditorium, 1.15pm/5.15pm. Box Office 01604 624811

That’ll Be The Day, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Shape Dance, The Core at Corby Cube, 1pm/5pm. Box Office 01536 470470

OTHER

Military Fitness Class for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. For info www.bpt-uk.com

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Kingsley School (NN15 5DP), 10am to 11.15am Children & family class. All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

English and American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons at St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, NN3 2RA, 2pm. Enquiries 01604 787246.

Saturday Stage Stars for 5-8 years at Stanwick Village Hall, 11.15am. £10.50 per week. 45 mins drama, 45 mins Jazz dance, 45 mins singing. Call Lucy 07788 983403

Quiz Night at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Harrington Aviation Museum – come and learn about Spies, Supplies & Dangerous Skies. Covert Warfare in World War 2. Open 10am to 5pm (Sundays also)

Pre-Christmas Coffee Morning & Soup Kitchen, St James Church, Station Road, Gretton, 10am-2pm. Coffee, tea, soup plus mince pies and delicious homemade cakes are on the menu. Christmas themed Bring & Buy stall. All welcome.

Northampton Town & County Art Society’s 102nd Annual Exhibition, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery (until Jan 23)m 19am-5pm. There will be around 200 paintings, sculptures and original print work on show with the majority available for sale. Free entry.

Christmas Tree Festival, St George’s Church, Wootton, Npton, 11am-4pm (& Nov 29, 12-5pm). Refreshments on sale. £1 otd for adults, children free.

Wilbarston Xmas Fayre, 12-3pm, in the Village Hall. Opening performed by Village Queen. Free entry, visit from Father Christmas. Raffle, bar open, refreshments, cakes, stalls and games. Get your Xmas gifts and have some fun.

Sewing Bee, Kingsthorpe Community Ctr, Mill Lane, Npton, NN2 6RQ (opp Kingswell Road), 2pm to 4.30pm. You can carry on with English paper piecing patchwork, bring along an unfinished project, learn basic dressmaking skills, make curtains & cushions etc. £5 per session inc tea & home-made cake. More info call Rose 07766 376460 or email rosekealy.ward@virgin.net

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles). Meet the Church, Easton Maudit, 10am. For info ring leader 07740 995707

Holy Trinity Christmas Bazaar, all the fun of stalls, cakes, tombola and raffle in the Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, Npton, NN2 6PH, 11am-2pm.

Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (5 miles). 1.30pm from the bridge over the A45 (Weston Mill Lane), Northampton.

Stained Glass Christmas Decorations - Country Living Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Burton Latimer Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition,10am to1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, Civic Centre, High Street (opp Sainsbury’s)

Food & Drink Weekend (& Nov 29) at Wyevale Garden Centre, Podington, NN29 7HS. Indulge in delicious treats and discover the finest festive foods and drinks to inspire your Christmas celebrations. Free.

Charity Grotto (& Nov 29) at Wyevale Garden Centre, Podington, NN29 7HS. Come and see Father Christmas in his magical Grotto. He’s waiting for your Christmas wishes! Sat, 10.45am-1.30pm & 2-3pm; Sun 11.15am-1.30pm & 2-3pm. Tickets £7, can be purchased at the centre.

WPHSA Xmas Fayre, Brigstock Village Hall, 2pm. Stalls inc cakes, gifts, tombola, books, toys, bric-a-brac, plants, Xmas items. Refreshments available. Admission 50p

Towcester & District Art Society are holding their Xmas exhibition and sale of original works of art in Towcester Town Hall, 9am-5pm. There will also be a raffle, exclusive cards from the society’s work, with tea, coffee & homemade cakes for sale.

Under The Austerity, The Beach: A Day of Counter-Culture. Offerings and talks from various writers, comedians, actors & musicians. University of Northampton, St Georges Avenue, Npton, 10am-5pm (music 7-10pm). Tickets free but must be pre-ordered. www.evenbrite.com/e/under-the-austerity-the -beach-a-day-of-counter-culture-tickets-19392228678

Christmas Bazaar, Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Road, Npton (off Wellingborough Road). Refreshments available. Variety of stalls and games. All welcome.

Christmas Fair at St Peter & St Andrews Church, Beanfield Avenue, Corby, 11am-2pm. Stalls inc refreshments, cakes, seasonal offerings, jewellery, books and bric a brac. Also demos by local model railway club and Santa’s Grotto. All welcome.

Autumn Fair, St Margaret’s Church, Denton, 11am-2pm. Funds raised are to maintain the ancient church. Stalls with reasonable bargains. Tombolas, raffle. Refreshments inc tea/coffee with mince pies, homemade soup lunches

Art Exhibition & Sale of Paintings by members of Duston Art Group. St Luke’s Centre, Main Road, Duston, NN5 6JB, 11am-4pm. Also Christmas Market, organised by Duston Parish Council. Free admission.

Kislingbury Art & Craft Exhibition and Sale, 10am-4pm, in Kislingbury Village Hall. Also stalls run by Custic Fibrosis Charity and Macmillan. There will be a raffle, refreshments, homemade cakes and soup and roll lunches. Free entry but donations welcome in aid of Air Ambulance.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29

MUSIC

Bullit’s Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Karaoke at Jekyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo and Hoy at Queens Park WMC, Npton

Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 3-D Trio from 8pm. Also bingo.

The Dave Johnson Band at The Three Horseshoes, Ecton, 2.30-4pm

Matt Palmer’s Rhythm Aces at The Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, NN7 3DS, 12-2.30pm. Admission £8

Cliff Bywater at Gladstone WMC, Finedon, NN12 7UL, 3pm

Buckle Up, Sunday Sessions at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm.

Be A Chorister Day – All Saints Church, Npton invites boys in years 3-6 and girls years 4 and up for a day of fun, games and carol singing, 1.30-4.30pm. No previous experience required. Just a good singing voice and bags of enthusiasm! To register or for more info contact Jem Lowther, Director of Music, on music@allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk or 01604 632845

Accrington Stanley (Eagles Tribute), Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 2.30pm. Free entry

Honeywell at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

The Wild Rover at The Swan & Helmet, 65-67 Grove Road, Npton, NN1 3LJ.

Traditional Advent Carol Service at St Mary’s Church, Orlingbury, 6pm

THEATRE

Steeleye Span, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Shape Dance, The Core at Corby Cube, 1pm/5pm. Box Office 01536 470470

OTHER

Morning Worship with Holy Communion at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX, 10.15am

Badminton Club (16+) – Every Sunday at Duston Sports Centre, Npton. For more info call Jay 07946 631449

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm.

Fotheringhay Village Hall Sunday Tea, 3pm to 5.30pm. Tea and Cake £2.50.

Quiz at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Teams of 4, £1pp admission. Cash prize.

Yoga Class, The Elgar Centre, 1A High Street, Upton, NN5 4EN, 10am to 11.15am (every Sun). Please bring yoga mat, water and blanket. £7, £5.50 concessions for students and those on a pension.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk (8 miles) – Nun Wood, Harrold Country Park (lunch), Park Wood, Bozeat. Meet 9.20am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Camden Square, Bozeat – from old main road, in middle of town, turn east into High Street, turn right at the crossroad, park on the hill.

A Creative Christmas at The Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Npton, 2-6pm. Handmade goods and various craft workshops to enable people to give the ultimate in personal gifts for Christmas. Free entry. Suitable for the whole family, lots of fun and activities for children.

Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, NN10 0AW will be taking bookings for their Santa Specials on Dec 12 & 13 Ticket office open 12-2pm. Or go to www.rhts.co.uk to book online.

Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (5 miles). Meet 10.30am Griffin PH, Chipping Warden, OX17 1LZ. A walk through the folling countryside or rual Northamptonshire before the construction of HS2. 4 stiles and one gate to climb; walk may be muddy in places. Cake supplied mid walk break and lunch will be probably be available after the walk.

Child Bishop inauguration, All Saints church, Wellingborough, 9.15am. This is also the annual toy service, please bring along a wrapped toy to give to a child that may not get a gift for Christmas.

Car Boot Sale at Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am; Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info. Tel 07712 114819

Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, held by KOS Musical Theatre Company, at Ise Lodge Community Centre, St Vincents Avenue, Kettering, NN15 5DR, 10am-4pm. Numerous stalls, light refreshments, inc bacon rolls, mince pies, toasted tea cakes, mulled wine and tea & coffee. All welcome. 50p admission.

Christmas Fair, Weekley Village Hall, 12.30-2.30pm. Mulled wine, mince pies, crafts, Santa’s Grotto and much more. Proceeds to St Mary the Virgin Church, Weekley.

Antique & Vintage Flea Market, Brixworth Village Hall, 10am-3pm. £1 entry

CTC Northampton “Double Pitstop” Cycle Ride to Pitsford Reservoir café. 50 miles at around 14mph. Meet 9.30am Overslade Close, NN4 0RZ (nr Hunsbury Hill library). New riders welome. For more info contact Phil 07927 377191.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 30

MUSIC

Karaoke at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm to 7pm

Acoustic Open Mic at The Woolpack, Rothwell from 9pm.

OTHER

Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp

Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. This week’s film is “Ted 2”. Free entry.

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 2.30pm

Bingo, Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.30-11.15pm. All welcome.

If you enjoy singing, why not join Kingsthorpe’s newly formed choir “Just Voices”. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (every Mon), 7-8.15pm. No need to be an expert singers as all “voices” are welcome. More details stuartpauljenkins@gmail.com or 01604 717866

Iyengar Yoga, 9.30am to 10.45am, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Northampton Morris Men practice nights every Monday 8pm to 10pm. Ages 18 to 80. Never done it before? Don’t worry instruction is given. More info www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning, Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)

TUESDAY DECEMBER 1

MUSIC

Just Voices Community Choir meet (every Tues), 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, entrance from rear of Waitrose. New members very welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music, just enjoy singing. Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir (every Tues), 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthews Church), visitors always welcome to come along and join us. For details www.nmvc.co.uk

The World’s only Anglo-Latvian Zydecajun Ceilidh Band at the Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Npton, NN4 8BS, 8.15pm. Tickets £8 otd. More info www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk

THEATRE

The Lion In Winter, performed by Masque Theatre, at Holy Sepulchre Church, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. For tickets (£9/£8 cons) call 07586 288793, or St Giles Music, St Giles Terrace, or otd from 7pm

The Snow Queen, Royal Auditorium, 10.30am/2.15pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Yoga for Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton (every Tue), 9.30am to 11.30am. Free yoga for the local community

Body Balance (every Tues) at Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. More info call Loraine 07958 382720

Iyengar Yoga, 7pm to 8.30pm, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Line Dancing, Stanwick Village Hall (every Tue), 7.30pm.

Ukelele Club (every Tue), Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. Email saraspadmusic@outlook.com to see which group will suit your needs or call 0203 004 6770

Absolute Beginners Dance Class – Ballroom and Latin, Weston Favell CE Primary School, Westwood Way (off Wellingborough Road), Npton, NN3 3HH, 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Painted Volcanoes is a place where writers can meet, read out and discuss their latest work. We meet fortnightly upstairs at The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm. More info www.paintedvolcanoes.weebly.com

Craft Tutorial (every fortnight) at The Meeting Room, St Matthews Church, Kingsley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Kit and and project for the craft that week will be covered by the small fee (£10), with a demo and support to make the kit during the session. Tea/coffee and homemade cake on tap! Crafts inc needle felting, wirework jewellery, card making and mosaic.

Christmas Wreath Making in the School Hall of Gretton Primary Academy, Kirby Road, 7pm. Tickets £25 from Gretton Post Office & Stores in the High Street. Proceeds in support of Gretton PSA.

Gretton Village Hall Christmas Lunch with seasonal soups, Christmas puddings and mince pies as well as crackers and chocolates. Servings start at 12.30pm, £4.50pp. Optional raffle. Proceeds go to the village hall improvement fund. All welcome. For more info call Liz Watt 01536 772328 or email lizwatt263@btinernet.com

Choices Event, held by Northgate School Arts College Academy Trust at The Bee Hive, Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, NN2 8LR, 4-6pm. Aimed at young people who are at school and who have special educational needs and are looking to make their next step educational choices for 2016/17. There will be professionals and organisations attending to discuss options. More info call 01604 714098.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (3.5 miles). Meet at Covey Garden Centre, Brampton Lane, Pitsford, NN6 9DQ, 10am. For info ring leader 01604 846201

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2

MUSIC

Acoustics Night, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.

Jazz & Blues at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8.30pm. Free entry

Acoustic Session at The Cuckoos Nest, Clare Street, Npton, 8.30pm. All welcome.

Freight Train Jam Night at Thomas A Beckett, St James Road, Npton, 9pm.

Legends Open Mic at Kitty O’Shea’s, St Peter’s Way, Npton, 8pm (every Wed)

J for Jazz plays “trad” (every Wed) at The Locks Inn, Foxton Locks, Nr Market Harborough, LE16 7RA, 7.30pm. Gig & parking are free. Good food, lovely views and happy Jazz.

Taylor’d Country, Wednesday Country Music Scene, The Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm. Free.

Electric Experience, Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm. Free entry

It’s a Wonderful Christmas, The Cripps Hall Theatre, Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, NN1 5RT, 7pm. Box Office 01604 258666.

Synergy Music Promotions Launch Night at Borja, 17 Castillian Street, Npton, NN1 1JS, 7.30pm till late. Hosted by Champagne Bubblee & MC Dappa. Free entry guest list – just get your name down!! Hit “Going” on the Event page – www.facebook.com/events/1664827080430272/ For those who are latecomers, £10 otd or £8 with a flyer.

THEATRE

The Lion In Winter, performed by Masque Theatre, at Holy Sepulchre Church, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. For tickets (£9/£8 cons) call 07586 288793, or St Giles Music, St Giles Terrace, or otd from 7pm

The Snow Queen, Royal Auditorium, 10.30am/2.15pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Craft Club – knitting, stitching and cardmaking (every Wed). Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome. Contact Kay on 07910 989410

Toddler Group meet (every Wed) in the Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, NN2 6PH, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play. Refreshments available.

Apollo Badminton Club, playing at Moulton School (every Wed), 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, ideally with some experience. More info call Trevor 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club (every Wed), 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College on Boughton Green road (next to the Uni). Fun and sociable at £5 a session. Guaranteed to return.

Fitness Exercise Class (every Wed), all abilities age 18+, fun friend group. St James School, Npton. For more info 07711 230109

Phil Hollis’ Mighty Music Quiz (every Wed), The Lord Byron, Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, 9pm

Pilates for Beginners (every Wed), Abington Bowling Club, 1.50-2.50pm. £5 per session. Just turn up.

Christmas Cake Decorating - Country Living Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (6 miles). 10am The Navigation, Stoke Bruerne, NN12 7SY. Use pub car park. Pub lunch available after the walk. Could be muddy in places if wet. Unsuitable for dogs. 1 stile.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be at Brackley Town Centre, Piazza, outside Town Hall,10am to 12.30pm AND Towcester, Waitrose car park, Water Lane, 1.30-3.30pm.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles). Meet outside Two Brewers PH, Olney, MK46 4BB, 9.30am. For info ring leader 01234 711604

THURSDAY DECEMBER 3

MUSIC

Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm

A K Disco’s Karaoke, O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till late

Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am

Acoustic Sessions, feature artists followed by open mic session at Walnut Tree, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, NN7 3DS, 8pm. Free entry.

It’s a Wonderful Christmas, The Cripps Hall Theatre, Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, NN1 5RT, 7pm. Box Office 01604 258666.

THEATRE

The Lion In Winter, performed by Masque Theatre, at Holy Sepulchre Church, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. For tickets (£9/£8 cons) call 07586 288793, or St Giles Music, St Giles Terrace, or otd from 7pm

The Snow Queen, Royal Auditorium, 10.30am/2.15pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. All our items are genuinely baked, grown or crafted by local individuals and are “fairly traded”. We welcome browsers – our prices start at 50p

Quiz at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Quiz, Fox & Hounds PH, 186 Harborough Road, Npton, NN2 8DJ, 8.30pm. Cash prizes to be won. Special curry meal for £5. Call to reserve your table

Quiz Night at The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo (every Thurs) at Brafield WMC, located on A428, from 8.30pm

Table Tennis for adults, all levels welcome, tea & biscuits, informal social group. NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton. More info 07813 575264

Masque Youth Theatre Drama Sessions (every Thu) for ages 11-18 at Northampton High School, 7.15-9pm. Sessions £4. All welcome. More info www.masqueyouththeatre.co.uk

Yoga at Stanwick Village Hall, 6.30pm to 8pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Whist Drive (every Thu), Boothville Community Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm. Tea & biscuits provided at half time. If you like a game of cards please come along. £3 otd.

Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society meeting. Philatelic Auction where members have the opportunity to bid for stamps to add to their collections, many bargains to be had. Held at St Mary’s Primary School, Fuller Street, Kettering, 7.30pm.

Festive Bread Making - Country Living Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Craft & Gift Fair, Towcester Town Hall, 86 Watling Street, NN12 6BS, 10am-3pm. Stalls £12, for details email coulterlyons@yahoo.co.uk or call 01536 675000.

Burton Latimer Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition,10am to1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, Civic Centre, High Street (opp Sainsbury’s)

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be at Oundle Town Centre, Co-op car park, St Osyths Lane,10am-1pm

FRIDAY DECEMBER 4

MUSIC

Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Rhythm & Roots at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

Live Music at Malt + Bass, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, NN17 1UU, 7pm.

THEATRE

Sleeping Beauty, Looking Glass Theatre production at Stanwick Village Hall. www.stanwickvillagehall.org

The Lion In Winter, performed by Masque Theatre, at Holy Sepulchre Church, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. For tickets (£9/£8 cons) call 07586 288793, or St Giles Music, St Giles Terrace, or otd from 7pm

OTHER

Street Dance Class, Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm to 4.45pm. £4 per session.

Quiz Night, Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon, 8pm.

Bingo, Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7.30pm to 9.45pm

8-16 Yrs Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club (Coaching), 4.30-6.30pm. Every Fri. £3.60/session. Kingsthorpe College (next to the Uni), Boughton Green Road.

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Ringstead Village Hall (NN14 4DA), 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. Beginners welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Fitsteps Class, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall, behind Waitrose, 10am

Tai Chi (every Fri), Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. £4.

R-Zone Club recommences for young people aged 8-13 years at the Community Ctr, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm to 6pm. Contact Mel 07979 152746 for more details.

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning, Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)

Gentle Yoga at Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Craft Club (every Fri), 11am to 3pm, Church Hall, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Kettering. Bring your own craft project or take part in a demonstration workshop. For info call Sue Shipham 07733 341674. Admission £3 inc tea & coffee.

Literature Event, The Great Hall, New Street, Oundle, PE8 4GH, 7-8pm. Acclaimed Historian, Alison Weir describes the life of The Lost Tudor Princess: Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Tickets £8 from Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street – 01832 274734

Indian & Oriental Starters - Country Living Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE (& Dec 6). More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, NN10 0AW will be taking bookings for their Santa Specials on Dec 12 & 13 Ticket office open 2.30-5.30pm (& Dec 5, 2-4pm). Or go to www.rhts.co.uk to book online.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 5

MUSIC

Karaoke Disco at Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm till late

Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

Live Music at Malt + Bass, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, NN17 1UU, 7pm.

Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, Richard Deveraux from 8pm. Also bingo.

SOUL-ar ENERGY at The Wayfarers Inn, London Road, Kettering, 9pm. Modern Soul Music 70s – Today

Steve Perry at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Mid Sensation at Walnut Inn, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, NN7 3DS, 9pm. Free entry.

After The Lights at Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Wellingborough Orpheus Choir’s Christmas Concert with Choruses from Messiah and Carols. United Reformed Church, High Street, Wellingborough, 7pm. Tickets £8 (students £5, under 12s free) available from Irvin’s House of Flavour, High Street, Wellingborough, the choir secretary on 01933 665191, or otd.

THEATRE

The Lion In Winter, performed by Masque Theatre, at Holy Sepulchre Church, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. For tickets (£9/£8 cons) call 07586 288793, or St Giles Music, St Giles Terrace, or otd from 7pm

OTHER

Military Fitness Class for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. For info www.bpt-uk.com

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Kingsley School (NN15 5DP), 10am to 11.15am Children & family class. All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

English and American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons at St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, NN3 2RA, 2pm. Enquiries 01604 787246.

Saturday Stage Stars for 5-8 years at Stanwick Village Hall, 11.15am. £10.50 per week. 45 mins drama, 45 mins Jazz dance, 45 mins singing. Call Lucy 07788 983403

Quiz Night at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Harrington Aviation Museum – come and learn about Spies, Supplies & Dangerous Skies. Covert Warfare in World War 2. Open 10am to 5pm (Sundays also)

Race Night at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Christmas Wreaths - Country Living Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE (& Dec 6). More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Christmas Gift, Craft & Produce Fair, The Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, NN10 9YP, 10am-2pm. Lots of lovely local stalls, pick up those unique presents. Free kids activities, refreshments. Free entry. More info email kidzfirst14@gmail.com

Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (5 miles). 1.30pm White Hart, Great Houghton. Park in side roads. Unsuitable for dogs. 5+ stiles.

Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (6.5 miles). Meet 10am Three Horseshoes PH, 23 High Street, Ecton, NN6 0QA. A walk via Earls Barton and along a stretch of the River Nene.

Burton Latimer Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition,10am to1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, Civic Centre, High Street (opp Sainsbury’s)

Christmas Bazaar, All Saints Church Hall, Wellingborough, 10am-1.30pm. Come and buy your presents. There will also be cakes, bric-a-brac and Father Christmas!

Real Christmas Tree Weekend (& Dec 6) at Wyevale Garden Centre, Podington, NN29 7HS. Browse our huge range of Christmas trees, with tree experts on hand to help whilst you enjoy a free hot chocolate. Keep the kids busy at the Little Diggers Festive Forage – an elf hunt around the centre. Free.

Charity Grotto (& Dec 6) at Wyevale Garden Centre, Podington, NN29 7HS. Come and see Father Christmas in his magical Grotto. He’s waiting for your Christmas wishes! Sat, 10.45am-1.30pm & 2-3pm; Sun 11.15am-1.30pm & 2-3pm. Tickets £7, can be purchased at the centre.

Christmas Tree Festival & Fayre, St Francis Church, Eastfield Road, Duston, 10am-4pm (& Dec 6, 12-4pm). Raffle, tombola, crafts, books, cakes and refreshments. Free admission.

Evening of Clairvoyance with Donna Stewart at Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peters Avenue, NN16 0ES, 7.30pm. Members £2.50, Guests £3. www.ketteringspirit.org.uk

Craft Fair, Boughton Village Hall, Butchers Lane, NN2 8SH, 12-4pm. Festive refreshments, bottle tombola, cake stall and various craft stalls. Free admission.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles). Meet Delapre Abbey Car Park, Npton, NN4 8AW, 10am. For info ring leader 01604 450946

Christmas Bazaar at Finedon Independent Wesleyan Chapel, 11am-2pm. Attended by the Mayor of Wellingborough, Councillor Barry Graves. Stalls inc cakes, gifts, games, plants, jams, crafts, bric-a-brac, raffle, Christmas decorations and more. Refreshments available. Admission free.