THURSDAY, June 26
Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm
Jazz Cafe at Black Bottom Club, George Row, Npton, 8pm. £1
All That Jazz at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.
Dave Manington’s Riff Raff at Castle Theatre, W’boro, 8pm. £12.50 (£10.50 concessions)
Karaoke with Luke Marlow at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 9pm
Open Mic, at The Obelisk Centre, Kingsthorpe, 8.30pm
70s & 80s Night at Kingsthorpe Bowls Club, Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground, 7.30pm. Tickets £5.
Murdered To Death, performed by Brixworth Drama Group at Brixworth Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £6 otd or 01604 880672
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
New WI at Kingsley Park Methodist Church, Kettering Road, N’pton, 10.30am–noon.www.thewi.org.uk/northamptonshire. Free entry.
Painting workshop in gardens of Kelmarsh Hall. Sessions 11am–noon and 1pm–2pm. Cost £7.50 or £12 for both sessions.Some materials provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, circular route from The Dukes Arms, Woodford (choice of 6 or 12 miles), 6pm.www.waendel.org.uk. 50p entry fee
Evening Walk with Northampton Ramblers (4 miles). Meet 7pm Wooden Walls of Old England, High Street, Collingtree.
Garden bouquet half day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone. www.btcworkshops.co.uk
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits McDonalds in Wellingborough town centre, 10am–1pm.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (15 miles). Start Swans Nest Lane CP, Stratford-upon-Avon, 10am. 01604 403597
Charity Fashion Show by students from Tresham College’s Kettering campus at Windmill Avenue campus, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from college’s reception.
FRIDAY, June 27
Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Rhythm & Roots at Bootleggers, W’boro Rd, Npton, 9pm
Twin Fest music festival of music from the twin towns of Marburg, Poitiers & Northampton at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton.
Mod Story at Harlequin, Kettering, 9.30pm
Lorenzo Renda at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 9pm
Sean Grews Acoustic Lounge at Lord Byron, Kingsley Pk, N’pton
PushPop 90s Night at Barratts Club, Barrack Rd, Npton, 8pm
Corrine Lucy at Behind The Bus Stop, W’boro Rd, Npton, 8pm.
All Things Musical, silent auction with musical entertainment, The Bee Hive Centre, Harborough Road, Npton, 7pm. Tickets £5 from 01933 622497 email@example.com
Armed Forces Sing-Along at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton, 1pm–4pm; John Burrows Band, 8pm–11pm.
Midsummer Jazz with Dave Gladdish All Stars at Burton Latimer Hall. Tickets £10. For details 07796 467166.
Murdered To Death, performed by Brixworth Drama Group at Brixworth Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £6 or 01604 880672
Story Hunt, Walking Tour of Northampton, 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Royal & Derngate box office 01604 624811
Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.
Coffee Morning at Whittlebury Reading Room, 10am–noon.
Fitsteps Class, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall, behind Waitrose, 10am
R-Zone Club for ages 8-13 years at the Community Centre, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm–6pm. 07979 152746.
St James Church Flower Festival in Gretton, 2pm–5pm (also June 28 & 29, 10am–5pm). Floral displays on a theme of Anniversarys. Refreshments in the Old School House.
Antipasti evening workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk
Comedy Club Express at The Hind Hotel, Sheep Street, W’boro. Headline act is Otiz Cannelloni. Tickets £11 (inc free burger and chips).
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Queen’s Square, Corby, 10am–2pm.
Nucleus Weekend of Sport at Boughton House, inc running, cycling, triathlons and music. (until Sunday).
SATURDAY, June 28
Billy Delaine, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, from 8pm.
50s/60s Disco Party at Great Houghton Village Hall, 7.30pm. £10 (inc barbecue food).
Johnboy’s Disco at British Rail Club, St Andrew’s Road, Npton, 8pm
VIP Party Part 2 at Black Bottom Club, George Row, Npton. 80s funk, soul, 90s RnB, 9pm–3am. £5 early bird ticket, £10 thereafter. www.richardsonsevents.com
Twin Fest music at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton
Mod Story at Sunnyside, Boughton Green Rd, Npton, 8pm
Thems Thebrakes at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 10pm
Memphis Blue at Lord Byron, Kingsley Pk, Npton
Guy Surtees at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton
Phil Allen at Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Towcester Studio Band concert at St Mary’s Church, Whittlebury, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 adults/£4 under 16s. 01327 857236.
Northampton Philharmonic Choir concert in St Mary’s Church, Finedon. Also features music by the Lincoln Noel Jazz Trio. Starts 6.30pm. Tickets £12 adults/£5 students/under 12s free. 07958 768661
The Pat South Band at Thomas A Becket, St James, N’pton
Concert by New England Chorale at St Barnabas Church, W’boro, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (children free) 01933 226730 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Murdered To Death, performed by Brixworth Drama Group at Brixworth Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £6. 01604 880672
Story Hunt, Walking Tour in Northampton, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Royal & Derngate box office 01604 624811
Slapton Church Fete, 2.30pm at Slapton Manor, nearTowcester. Live jazz, stalls and family sports day in aid of Church Funds and the maintenance of our Mediaeval Wall Paintings
Carpetbagger Secret War Museum, Sunnyvale Farm, Harrington, 10am to 4pm. £4 entry,
Newton Hall Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden, 9am–5pm (& Sun 10am to 3pm). 07954 179299
Flower Festival with a Dickensian Theme at St Leonard’s Church, Rockingham (& June 29), 11am –5pm. Adults £5 (inc access to Rockingham Castle gardens
Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5.5 miles). 2pm from Tyringham Church.
Kettering & District Ramblers Club (4 miles). 01536 514390 or 01536 513163
Gretton Art Group Exhibition in Village Hall, Kirby Road, Gretton, 10.30am–4pm (& June 29).
Finedon Independent Wesleyan Chapel Flower Festival, 10am–5pm (& June 29, noon–4pm).
Hellidon Summer Fete & Dog Show from noon, opposite the Red Lion. Various stalls and aerobatic display (weather permitting). www.heartofenglanddogshows.co.uk
Summer Market, St Mary’s Church, Knox Road, W’boro, 11am. Free admission.
Eight open Gardens in Walgrave, plus plants for sale. Art & wedding dress exhibitions in chapel and church. www.walgrave-village.co.uk. £4 entry (children free).
Family Day, Reading Room, Whittlebury, 2pm. Ice creams, play areas, bar and music; take a picnic.
Evening of Clairvoyance at Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peters Avenue, 7.30pm. Members £2.50, Guest £3. www.ketteringspirit.org.uk
Quinton Village Church Fete , stalls, owl displays and morefrom 2.30pm on Village Green.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (9 miles). Start Calverton Road car park, Stony Stratford, 10am. 07740 995707
Desborough Carnival – Parade assembles 1.15pm in Dunkirk Avenue, moving off 2pm.
Artists Tamsin Edwards and Marlene Snee have joint exhibition showcasing their work at Chichele College, Higham Ferrers, 9am–5pm (& June 29, 10am–4pm.
SUNDAY, June 29
Dave Johnson Band at Three Horseshoes, Ecton, 2.30pm.
Bullit’s Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Karaoke at Jekyll & Hyde, W’boro Road, Npton, 8pm
The Cinqui Jam at Thomas A Becket, St James, Npton, 9pm
Alan Black, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.
Colm Lyons at British Rail Club, St Andrew’s Road, Npton, 2pm
A Night of Acoustic at the Penny Whistle, Abington Sq, Npton, 7.30pm. Free entry.
Dave Johnson Band at Four Pears, Little Houghton, 8pm.
Gretton Silver Band will play 2pm at St James Church Flower Festival in Gretton (festival open 10am–5pm).
Story Hunt, Walking Tour of Northampton, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. 01604 624811
Car boot sale at Cogenhoe Football Club, gates open 6.30am, Sellers £5, car park £1. 07851 492926
Grand Prix fun day in Abington Street & Market Square , N’pton, 10am–4pm, challenges & displays
Car Boot Sale at Sixfields Stadium, Npton. Sellers 8am, Buyers 9am. www.ntfc.co.uk
Walking Quiz & Cream Tea, St Mary’s Church Hall, Rushden, 3pm. Adults £4, Children £2, just cream tea £3. Proceeds for The Children’s Society.
Higham Ferrers Footpath Group – Riseley, Hardwick End, Hatch End, Keysoe, Riseley (6.5 miles). Meet 9.30am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Riseley High Street, nr Bowers Lane
Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (14 miles). Meet 8.45am Church Lane, Npton (near Church of Holy Sepulchre or 9.30am East Haddon (opp village pub). Do not park in pub car park.
Open Gardens, in Harrold, Beds, 1.30pm–6pm. Also vintage and classic car display, ukulele band. Proceeds to charity.
Evening Walk with Northampton Ramblers (6.9 miles). Meet 10am Royal Oak, Walgrave.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6.5 miles). Start near The Crown, Elton, 10am. 01832 732724
MONDAY, June 30
Karaoke at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm–7pm
Open Audition for Masque Theatre’s October production of Becket, from 7.30pm at 9 Burns Street Studios, N’pton.
Lone Survivor, at movie night at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, Npton, 6.30pm www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby
TUESDAY, July 1
Guy Fletcher & Dan Plews at The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Npton, Doors open 8pm. Tickete £8 www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk
Massy Ferguson, Seattle USA band at Three Horseshoes, Ecton, 7pm. Free entry.
Horrible Histories, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7pm. 01604 624811
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (3.5 miles). Start at Grange Lane car park, Pitsford, 10am. 01604 647096
Families Need Fathers meet at Thorplands Children’s Centre, Npton, 7pm.
Delicious Desserts half day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk
Short Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5 miles). 10am from White Hart, no dogs.
Gretton Village Hall Lunch, 12.30pm ( £4 per serving). Proceeds to village hall repair fund. 01536 772328
WEDNESDAY, July 2
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. Free. 01848 463183.
Acoustics Night, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.
Jazz & Blues at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl st, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
Jam Night with The Freight Train at Thomas A Becket, St James, Npton, 9pm
Horrible Histories, Derngate Auditorium, 10.30am & 1.30pm. 01604 624811
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8 miles), from Red Lion, Denton, 9.30am. 01604 891234.
Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, 11am– 1pm. Bring your teddy bear for picnic in the museum. Under 5s only. £2.50, booking essential. Call 01604 837937.
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Town Hall, Brackley, 10am–12.30pm; then Waitrose car park, Water Lane, Towcester, 1.30pm–3.30pm.
Northamptonshire Alliance monthly caged birds meeting at Athletics Club, Rockingham Road, Kettering, 8pm.
Prepare-Ahead Dinner Partieshalf day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk
Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6.75 miles), 9.30am outside Duke’s Arms, Woodford.
Evening Walk with Northampton Ramblers (circa 4 miles). Meet 7pm Kislingbury Sports Ground.