Out and about - Friday, May 18 - May 26

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Find out what’s on if you’re out and about in the area.

FRIDAY

TALES FROM WOOLSTHORPE - short talks throughout the afternooon, Woolsthorpe Manor, Grantham www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolsthorpe or call Ann Moynihan - 01476 860338.

FISH AND CHIP SUPPER - 5-7pm Belton House Retirement Home, Belton-in-Rutland. In aid of the Spinal Injuries Association. Barbara - 01572 717682

FUN QUIZ NIGHT - 7.30pm Dyke Village Hall. Entry £5 for team of up to 4. Tea and coffee available but you are welcome to take your own wine etc. Contact Marian - 01778 570052 or mazz@talk21.com

AN EVENING WITH RICHARD FELIX - as part of National Museums at Night events. 8pm Rutland County Museum. Tickets £10 (£8) from www.rutland.gov.uk/live@themuseum

WOOLSTHORPE MANOR - Grantham. The birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. Open Wednesdays-Sundays. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolsthorpe or 01476 860338

LYVEDEN NEW BIELD - open daily 10.30am-5pm until September. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyveden

DROP IN - organised by Age UK, weekly 10am-midday, the church hall rooms Market Place, Uppingham

SOCCER TOTS - weekly 5-6pm, Catmose Sports Centre, Oakham, Contact Glenn - 07880 703784 or bookings@onetouchfootball.co.uk

BABY MASSAGE COURSE – Bourne Children’s Centre, Queens Road, weekly, midday-1pm including school holidays. Booking essential. Contact 01778 395895.

OAKHAM COUNTRY MARKET - weekly 8.30-11.15am, Oakham Congregational Church Hall.

AEROBICS - 9-10am, Ufford Village Hall. Contact 07887802621, sammcgreevy@hotmail.com

BEGINNERS SOCIAL DANCE COURSE - 11-30am-12-30pm £5 per week, Coronation Hall Market Deeping. Contact Janina Mossman - 01778 590655

WEEKLY WORK PARTIES - Deeping Lakes. Contact Dave Vandome on 07775 566586 for more details.

MEAN VALLEY ROLLER GIRLS - free-skate session at Stamford Queen Eleanor School every Friday from 7pm to 9pm for beginners.

ZUMBA - 9.15am, Langham Village Hall. suepegelow@hotmail.co.uk

HANDFUL OF HARMONIES - 7.30-9pm, Langtoft Village Hall; Harminies (age 7-15), 6-7pm, Langtoft Village Hall. www.handfulofharmonies.co.uk

SATURDAY

RACING AT ROCKINGHAM - Saturday and Sunday 9am. www.rockingham.co.uk

CORBY GLEN AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY - plant sale, refreshments, raffle, 2.30-3.30pm The Ron Dawson Memorial Hall, Corby Glen.

APPEARANCE BY JEFF BANKS - midday to 3pm, Springfields, Spalding

FREE ACTIVITIES - for young people, 11am and 6pm, All welcome throughout the day, The Corby Cube.

GARAGE SALE - 9am-3pm, 28 Churchill Road, Oakham. Donation to the air ambulance and EMICS. Under carport if wet.

BOOK SIGNING - world record breaking cat, Smokey and Stamford-based Your Cat magazine, 11am-2.30pm, Walkers Books, Stamford.

RYHALL GARDENERS SPRING SHOW - midday-4pm, free admission. Displays, demonstrations of local crafts, plants, basket work, home baking , competitions, raffle. Ryhall Village Hall.

CRAFT FAIR - 10am-4pm, Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James. Free admission. All day refreshments, light lunches.

REHEARSALS FOR NOTTINGHAM CONCERT - no auditions, Music for Everyone’s regular ‘Vocals’ happenings are open to all children. For more information contact Music for Everyone - 0115 9596484, email admin@music-for-everyone.org or visit http://music-for-everyone.org/may. Disney favourites including songs from The Muppets, Aladdin, The Lion King, Jungle Book, Tarzan and Toy Story.

SNAPSHOTS IN COLOUR – Saturday and Sunday. Help make a giant rainbow - felt making, locker hooking, papermaking and curved stitching, plus colourful experiments in the Science Discovery Centre. Woolsthorpe Manor, Grantham, Crafts £2; normal entrance fees apply; National Trust members free.

SPRING DIESEL GALA - Nene Valley Railway.

TALK BY MICHAEL LEE - On William Horwood - Master Free Mason/ Architect who signed the contract with Richard, (the third Duke of York), to build Fotheringhay Church. St Mary’s and All Saints’ Church Fotheringhay, 7.30pm at the church. Admission £6 (£4) in advance, £8 (£6) on the door. Contact 01733 241784 evenings. Proceeds to Fotheringhay Musical Bursary for Young People.

JUBILEE MAY FAIR - 2-4pm. St George’s School, Stamford. stalls, competitions and games, Kings and Queens fancy dress competition, afternoon teas. Contact Gail Minchell - 01780 757192.

MAY FESTIVAL - 11.30am-5.30pm, stalls, games, flypast by a Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Sedley Playing Fields, Wymondham.

ANNUAL FETE - Stalls, activities, teas, Gretton Silver Band, 2-4.30pm Seaton,

NASSINGTON SCHOOL MAY FAIR - procession in fancy dress from 11.30am, Maypole dancing, stalls tea and refreshments, bouncy castle face painting and a decorate your scooter.

VINTAGE TEA PARTY - with children’s art and crafts table, traditional fete games, vintage stalls, entertainment by The Mad Hatter’s jive and swing dance group, and musical duo, Ain’t Misbehaivin’. Tickets on the door, £3 per Adult or £1.50 with home baked goodies.3.30-8pm Stamford United Reformed Church Hall. In aid of the Royal Briish Legion.

HELEN POWELL’S COFFEE MORNING - 10am-midday Bourne Abbey Church Hall. In aid of Bourne’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. MADE IN RUTLAND - spring craft fair, free admission 10am-2pm, Whissendine Village Hall. Raising funds for Whissendine Rainbows and Brownies through selling fair-trade tea and coffee, home-made cakes and raffle tickets.

THE BIG PUSH - sponsored buggy and toddler walk, organised by NCT Stamford and Bourne, 10am Burghley Park, Stamford. To register contact Claire - 07534 242847 or claire.rowan@yahoo.co.uk. Registration costs £5 or £8 for a family.

THE BYTHAM’S FUN CARRIAGE DRIVE - 5 and 10 mile route, from 10am Grimsthorpe Park. To raise money for the local parish churches and supporting 2012 Olympic Para Medal hopeful, Emma Sheardown, based at Hough on the Hill near Grantham. www.bccride.com .

LONGTHORPE TOWER - the surviving part of a 14th century fortified manor house open Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays until October 31. www.vivacity-peterborough.com

BURGHLEY HOUSE OPEN - daily (except Fridays) from 11am-4pm, until Sunday October 28.

HISTORIC PETERBOROUGH TOURS - weekly, 2pm, from Peterborough Museum. Turn up and pay on the day.

SATURDAY YOGA - Empingham Cricket Club 9.30-10.30am, £5.50 per class or monthly charge of £4.50 per class. Contact Linda - 07710 085006.

FITNESS CLASSES - weekly. Zumba, 9am; Circuit Training 10am, Brooke Hill School, Oakham. suepegelow@hotmail.co.uk

DRAMA/DANCE - with Helen Powell. For people of all ages with learning/physical disabilities, weekly 10.30am-midday, Wake House, Bourne.

ZUMBA - 9-10am, Girl Guides Hall Conduit Road Stamford. Contact Rachel - 07815 838409 or rj.miller@sky.com

SUNDAY

VILLAGE HALL TEAS - 2pm and 5pm, Kings Cliffe. Tea, coffee, homemade cakes, cheese scones and toasted tea bread. Stalls selling homemade preserves and second-hand books.

PRESERVED RAILWAYS - until June 24, Passengers diverted via Harringworth Viaduct. Trains depart from Leicester and Corby. Contact 07790197220 or www.railfuture.org.uk

WILD FOOD FORAGE - 9.45-11.15am Ferry Meadows, Peterborough. Suitable from age 12, booking essential, Contact 01733 234193.

EXOTIC PET REFUGE - open day, 10am-5pm, adults £5, children £3, 102 Station Road Deeping St James, PE6 8RH - 01778 345923 exoticpetrefuge@aol.com

IT’S A KNOCKOUT - games start at 12.30pm, Stamford Rugby Ground, Empingham Road. Organised by Rotary Club of Stamford St Martin’s,

GARDENS OPEN FOR NGS - three gardens - Hillside, The Orchards and Gower Lodge in Uppingham, all within walking distance of the town centre. Plants for sale, Home made teas in the church hall. 2-5.30pm, Combined admission £4 for adults, free for children. www.ngs.org.uk

GAREDENS OPEN FOR NGS - Walcot Hall, Barnack 2pm to 6pm. Teas and craft stalls in aid of Barnack School Association. Admission £4 adults children under 16 £1. Free car park, no dogs. Contact Vivienne Hamilton - 01780 740877

RUTLAND HASH HOUSE HARRIERS - meet 10am in Warmington to run, walk or jog, all welcome. Contact Steve - 01572767336 or

www.rutlandhhh.co.uk

PETERBOROUGH YOUNGER WALKERS - Meet 10.30am the Chinese Bridge, Godmanchester 8 miles. Marion and James - 01480 461362

BUS WALKS - John Clare Roaming. Bus 401 from Queensgate bay 9 at 10.15am, ticket to Helpston. Visit Willowbrook Farm Event, explore Swaddywell Pit, Simon’s Wood, Ashton, Bainton, 5 miles. Rohan - 01733 331393

DAWN CHORUS STROLLS - from 5am, Toplodge, Fineshade Wood, £4. Contact 07912 667734.

WRITERS’ WORKSHOP - 3.15pm, Chater Lodge, Ketton.

PETERBOROUGH AND STAMFORD WALKING CLUB - Cley next the Sea. Departs 7.45am Woodman pub Peterborough, 10 miles, ascent 143 metres

Contact walking.club@lineone.net or 07903872438

HACONBY GARAGE/FRONT GARDEN SALE - 10am to 4pm. Plant and bygones sale and garden open at 21 Chapel Street donation to St Andrew’s Church. contact 01778 570302 Cats Protection are at 36 Chapel Street, meet some long stay cats and the local branch volunteers. Secondhand goods, Cats Protection merchandise and books stall.

RUTLAND WALKING FESTIVAL LAUNCH - Ketton walks, 2, 5 and a half miles and 9 miles start from 1pm at Ketton Sports Association, Walking Festival Guide, - www.discover-rutland.co.uk) and at local libraries around the county.

CREAM TEAS - 3-5pm. Halstead House Farm Tilton On The Hill.

THE ANNUAL BYTHAMS CHARITY SPONSORED RIDE – Grimsthorpe Park. For more information and entry details contact Rosemary - 01778 590350, email rosemary.player@ppbid.com, or visit the event website at www.bccride.com

DAWN CHORUS STROLLS - 5am Toplodge, Fineshade Wood. £4 per person. Contact 07912 667734

BOWLS TASTER SESSIONS - 10am, weekly throughout May, Oakham Bowls Club. All equipment provided,Contat 01572 770232.

ROCKINGHAM CASTLE - open Sundays and bank holiday Mondays until the end of May then June September 30 on Tuesdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. www.rockinghamcastle.com

CAR BOOT SALE - weekly, Grantham Railway Station car park. Admission 50p for adults. Enquiries at 07580582334.

CAR BOOT SALE - weekly, 9am-1pm, pitches £5, Malcolm Sergent School.

INDOOR PLANTS - by David’s Fuschias, weekly, 10am-4pm, Grantham car boot sale, Grantham Indoor Market. For information and stalls contact Caroline -01476 978476.

MEAN VALLEY ROLLER GIRLS - Beginner roller derby sessions at Catmose Sports, weekly 4-7pm. First session free, £5 after that. Kit available

BOURNE WARHAMMER CLUB - paint pieces or play war games, 4.30pm weekly. Paint a Pot Place, 31 West Street. All ages, £1 a session.

QUIZ NIGHT - weekly 9pm, £1, The Prince of Wales Feathers, Castor.

QUIZ NIGHT - weekly, 9pm, The Angel, Yarwell.

MONDAY

STAMFORD HEALTH WALKERS - Meet at 1.45pm, the Garden House Hotel, Cotact Doreen - 01778 590533 or Hendrina 01780 482048.

THE DEEPINGS U3A - Steve Perry will speak on The Fredrick Frank Story, doors open 9:45am for a 10.30am start. The Deepings School Conference Centre.

STAMFORD CARERS’ GROUP - 2-3.30pm Clare Community Centre, Clare Close, Stamford.

THE DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP - 10am-midday at Deepings Community Centre. For more information please contact Kate Marshall - 01778 440153.

QUIZ NIGHT - 7pm, Easton-on-the-Hill Village Hall, Teams of up to 4, £1 per person, £20 for winners. In aid of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance

BOURNE U3A - annual general meeting and A Celebration of the Jubilee by in-house drama group, 2.15pm Bourne Corn Exchange. Contact Val Palmer - 01778 424962, ValU3A@talktalk.net

OAKHAM WALKING FOR HEALTH GROUP - meets weekly, 10.30am St John and St Anne’s retirement complex, South Street. Contact Glenys Laidler -01572 724316

STAMFORD AIR CADETS - for boys and girls aged 13-17 years, meets weekly (except bank holidays) also meets on Wednesdays from 7-8.30pm at The ATC Hut, Sandringham Close, Stamford, PE9 1HL. Contact 01780 481632 (parade nights only), 07539459663 or oc.2071@aircadets.org, adj.2071@aircadets.org Web: www.aircadets.org

PILATES - 11.15–12.15am, Barnack Village Hall. Contact Louise - 07827 665916 or louise@stamfordpilates.co.uk

YOGA - Also 6.30pm and 7.50pm. Empingham Audit Hall, Mat required 10 class pass, £70, valid for 4 months, To book 07765 939903 or lauracharlie@hotmail.com,

YOGA - 10-11am, Manton Village Hall. Suitable for all fitness levels. Contact Deb 07973 508547 or 01780 720020

ZUMBA - 9.30am Little Bytham Village Hall and 7-8pm, Ketton Primary School. Contact Rachel - 07815 838409.

SALSA - Beginners, improvers and advanced intermediate from 7.15pm, £5.50, Fletton Ex-Services Club, Fletton High Street. www.everybodysalsa.com or Alan - 01733 344934. everybodysalsa.com Free Salsa dance class offer for new starters today.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT LECTURES - by Sheila Storer FdSc, nutritional therapist, weekly 7-8pm Uppingham Sports Centre.

ZUMBA - 6.30-7.30pm and 8-9pm Stamford Rugby Club. Lucy Burton - 07976 726098 or lucyburton@fastmail.fm

ZUMBAFIA - Bourne Abbey Church Hall, Zumba Fitness from 8.15 to 9.15pm, Zumba Toning 9.20 to 9.50pm. Sofia on 07818516707 or zumbafia@hotmail.co.uk

YOGA FOR ALL - Barnsdale Hall Hotel, 9.30-10.30am, £5.50 per class or a monthly charge of £4.50 per class. Contact Linda - 07710 085006.

YOGA FOR HEALTHY BACKS weekly 7-8pm The Meeting Hall, Stamford Hospital. Contact: Sarah Rogers - 01780 756244 www.sunstonetherapy.co.uk

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FITNESS WITH LISA - Weekly 6.30pm, Legs, Bums and Tums, Aerobics, 7.30pm Bluecoat School, Stamford. Details - 07929 341042, www.fitnesswithlisa.co.uk

HATHA YOGA - 10.15-11.45am, Class suitable for beginners and more advanced students, Barnsdale Lodge. Beginners, 7.30-9pm, St George’s Barracks, Edith Weston. Civilians welcome. Contact Nicky Hayes - 07739589810.

FITNESS PILATES - 11.30am, Langtoft Village Hall. 7.30pm, The Deepings School. Contact judipilates@gmail.com, 01778 346071 or visit website www.judipilates.co.uk

FITNESS CLASSES - Zumba Toning, 9.30am; Aerobics and Body Toning, 10.30am. Uppingham Town Hall. suepegelow@hotmail.co.uk

FITNESS CLASSES - Zumba, 6.15pm. Aerobics and Body Toning, 7.15pm, Brooke Hill School, Oakham. suepegelow@hotmail.co.uk

YOGA - 10-11am, Manton Village Hall. Contact Deborah King - 07973 508547 or deb@do-yoga.co.uk to book a class.

SLIM AND AEROBICS - 6.15-7.45pm Uppingham Town Hall. Maureen Hyndman - 01664 850572, maureen.hyndman@rosemaryconley.com

BALLROOM/LATIN DANCE CLASS - Early Learners’ adults 7.15pm - 9.15pm, Cottesmore Village Hall. Contact Ruth - 07963 527063.

MODERN SEQUENCE - and Latin dance classes, followed by dancing and refreshments, weekly, 7.45-10pm, Eye Community Centre. 01780 740994.

HANDFUL OF HARMONIES - singing group, 1.30-3pm, The Green School, Market Deeping; 7.30-9pm, The Red Hall, Bourne.

www.handfulofharmonies.co.uk

TUESDAY

PETERBOROUGH AND STAMFORD MACULAR DISEASE SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP - meeting 10.15am the Community Centre, St Peter and All Souls Roman Catholic Church, Fitzwilliam Street, Peterborough

CARERS SITTERS SERVICE - annual general meeting, 7.30pm The British Red Cross Centre, Maiden Lane, Stamford. Speaker Mrs Terry Westwood.

PETERBOROUGH MORRIS DANCE - 8pm The Millstone, Barnack,

OAKHAM WI - Resolution and quiz, 7.30pm church hall, Church Street, Oakham.

TUESDAY LIVE CLUB - speaker Fiona Cumberpatch, editor of Nene Valley Living, 7.30pm Elton Methodist Chapel. Free admission, all welcome. Ken Bourne - 01780781502.

FREE SEMINAR - Why Poor Value Pensions Cost You Your Retirement (Pensions) 7-9pm, The Rural Business Community:

Seaton Grange Offices LE15 9HT

STAMFORD CHESS CLUB - weekly, 7-10pm, Cellar Bar, Stamford Arts Centre, Details David Lees - 07887 882388.

WEEKLY WORK PARTIES - Deeping Lakes. Contact Dave Vandome on 07775 566586 for more details.

CHEEKY MONKEYS - parent and toddler group, weekly, 10am, Rippingale Village Hall, £1.50. Contact Julie - 01778 440059

QUEEN ELEANOR BADMINTON CLUB - All players welcome, 7.30 to 9.30pm, Sports Hall, Green Lane, PE9 1HE. Visitors £4, www.qebadminton.co.uk

BOURNE YOUTH CLUB - weekly 6.30-9pm, Queens Road, Bourne.

PILATES - 6 week course, Ryhall Village hall, details at www.pilates4everyone.co.uk

ZUMBA - 9.30-10.30am Ryhall Village Hall and 8-9pm Essendine Village Hall. Contact Rachel 07815 838409.

ZUMBAFIA - Stamford Queen Eleanor School, Zumba Fitness 7-8pm and Zumba Toning 8.05-8.35pm. Sofia on 07818516707 or zumbafia@hotmail.co.uk

HATHA YOGA - 10-11.15am, Stamford Arts Centre. Beginners level class. Contact Nicky on 07739589810 to book your place.

FITNESS CLASSES - Zumba 9.30am–10.30am. Pilates 10.35–11.35am, Empingham Audit Hall, Contact Louise - 07827 665916 or louise@stamfordpilates.co.uk

FITNESS CLASSES - Boxercise, 6.30pm. Zumba, 7.30pm, Brooke Hill School, Oakham. suepegelow@hotmail.co.uk

FITNESS CLASSES - Bollywood Dance Workout 7.15pm; Pilates 8.15pm, Oakham C of E School. Contact Judith Ewing - 07771866123.

ZUMBA - 5.30-7pm, English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Oakham. Maureen Hyndman - 01664 850572; maureen.hyndman@rosemaryconley.com

WEDNESDAY

DIRECTING WORKSHOP - by professional director and current Brooksby Melton College tutor Arnie Breen. for both novices and more advanced directors. Open to anyone aged 14 years old, 7.30-9.30pm The Whipper Inn, Oakham. Arrival for 7.15pm recommended.

Contact 07710 630477 or Jackie 01572 723247.

TODDLER TRAIL - 11am Woolsthorpe Manor, Grantham, £2.50 per adult and child; £1 per additional child.

GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS - 11am-4pm, Doddington Hall LN6 4RU

RUTLAND AND STAMFORD EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD - Japanese Inspired Handbag Making, Kumi Middleton, 10am-4pm Easton on the Hill Village Hall. £30 members, £40 non-members including refreshments.

LAMPORT HALL AND GARDENS - open Wednesdays and Thursdays for guided tours only at 2.15pm and 3pm until October 14. For details of non-guided tours and private group visits contact 01604 686272 or visit www.lamporthall.co.uk

TRIUMPH OWNERS MCC - Peterborough branch, weekly, 8pm, The Talbot Inn, Stilton. Any age of Triumph and rider welcome.

DANCE SESSIONS - for 9-14 years, 6-7pm, 50p, Teenzone, Christ Church, Green Lane, Stamford. Contact 01780 761930 or emily.turner@christchurchstamford.com.

TIDDLYWINKS - for parents and children, 10-11.30am. All Saints and St John’s Church Hall, Scotgate, Stamford. Organised by NCT Stamford, Bourne and Deepings Branch.

FREE PLAY AND STAY SESSIONS - for all the family, weekly during term time, 9-11.30am, The Ark Family Centre, Catmose Primary School

TODDLER GROUP - weekly 10-11.30am, Barrowden Village Hall. Admission £1.50.

DROP IN CENTRE - weekly, 10am-4pm, The Congregational Church, Oakham. Lunches available, pre-booked in person from 10am or contact 01572 723051.

D I JIVE - weekly. Beginners 7.45-8.15pm; Intermediate 8.45-9.15pm; Freestyle 9.15-10.30pm. Cost £6 (concessions), United Reformed Hall, Broad Sreet, Stamford, Contact Anji - 07923105887 / www.peterboroughjive.co.uk

BOURNE JUDO CLUB - trains at the Darby and Joan Hall, South Street, Bourne. Primaries 6.45-7.45pm, juniors 7.45-8.45pm, seniors 8.45-9.30pm. Contact 01778 440430.

FITNESS CLASSES - Zumba 9.30-10.30am, Pilates 10.35-11.35am, Ketton St Mary’s Congregational Hall. Contact Louise - 07827 665916 or louise@stamfordpilates.co.uk

ZUMBA - 9.30-10.30am - The Scout Hut, Empingham Road, Stamford and 8-9pm Malcolm Sargent Primary School. Contact Lucy Burton 07976 726098 or lucyburton@fastmail.fm

FITNESS CLASSES - Zumba, 10.45am, Uppingham Town Hall. Zumba Toning 6.15pm; Aeorobic/Slim and Trim (option to weigh-in), 7.15pm, Brooke Hill School, Oakham. suepegelow@hotmail.co.uk

ZUMBA - weekly 6-7pm Greatford Village Hall. No class on May 9. Contact Rachel 07815 838409 or rj.miller@sky.com

FITNESS WITH LISA - Weekly 6.30pm Legs, Bums and Tums, 7.30pm Pilates Abs, 8.15pm Step Medley, Bluecoat School, Stamford. Details - 07929341042.www.fitnesswithlisa.co.uk

ZUMBA - 9.30 - 10.30am, Girl Guides Hall, Conduit Road Stamford. Contact Rachel - 07815 838409 or rj.miller@sky.com

PILATES - 11am-midday, Whissendine Sports Club. Contact Emma - 07709470990.

WEIGHT LOSS CLASS - weekly, 6.30pm, Wake House, Bourne. Contact Karen - 07951 081259

BABY MASSAGE COURSE – Bourne Children’s Centre, Queens Road, midday-1pm including school holidays. Booking essential. Contact 01778 395895.

HATHA YOGA - 7.45-9.15pm, St George’s Primary School, Stamford. beginners level and all abilities. Contact Nicky - 07739589810.

HANDFUL OF HARMONIES - singing group, 6-7.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Stamford; 8-9.30pm, Longthorpe Village Hall. www.handfulofharmonies.co.uk

MUMS AND TOTS - weekly, 10-11.30 am, Carlby Village Hall. Contact Louise - 07794 800118.

THURSDAY

RUTLAND THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY - The Life and Death of Methodism, followed by the annual general meeting, 7.30pm Oakham Methodist Church.

THURSDAY STROLLERS - Ailsworth. Meet 1.30pm the bottom of Station Road. Walk to Water Newton and Sutton. Several stiles, 4½ miles. Sandra - 01733 757688/ Madge - 01733 751807.

KNIT AND NATTER - weekly, 10.30am-12.30pm the cafe Fineshade Wood. Free.

RUTLAND BRIDGE CLUB - weekly duplicate bridge at friendly EBU affiliated club. New players and visitors to Rutland always welcome, 7pm Oakham Primary School community room. Contact 01572 770291 or 01572 823543. www.bridgewebs.com/rutland

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU DROP IN SESSION - weekly, 9.30am- 1pm, Wake House, Bourne.

FUNDRAISING COFFEE MORNING - weekly, 9.30am-midday, The Windmill Room, Wake House, Bourne. Tea or coffee and cakes 50p.

BOURNE BRIDGE CLUB - duplicate bridge, weekly, 7pm, Wake House, Bourne. Contact 01778 420278 or 423313.

ONE TOUCH SOCCER - for children 2½-5 years, 5-6pm, Bourne Abbey Church Hall. Contact Glenn - 07880 703784 or bookings@onetouchfootball.co.uk.

YOGA SESSION -10-11.30am, the Masonic Lodge, Stamford, and 6.30pm Easton on the Hill Village Hall, suitable for beginners and the more adept. Contact 07960267986 or pennyyoga@yahoo.co.uk

FITNESS CLASSES - Aerobics and Body Toning, 10am, Uppingham Town Hall. suepegelow@hotmail.co.uk

SUPPLE STRENGTH - combining elements of Yoga, Pilates and body conditioning. Perfect for improving posture, core stability, strength and tone, 6.30pm Edenham Village Hall, £3.50. Contact 07976 818995

AEROBICS - 9-10am, Great Casterton Village Hall. Contact Sam - 07887802621, sammcgreevy@hotmail.com

ZUMBA - 6-7pm United Reformed Church, Broad Street, Stamford. Lucy Burton - 07976 726098 or lucyburton@fastmail.fm

EXERCISE CLASSES - Zumba 6.30–7.30pm Empingham Audit Hall. Pilates at 7.35–8.35pm. Contact Louise Gill-07827 665916 or louise@stamfordpilates.co.uk

ZUMBA - 6-7pm Ryhall Village Hall. Contact Rachel 07815 838409.

ZUMBAFIA - Stamford Malcolm Sargent school, Zumba Fitness 4-5pm, Thurlby Methodist Church,

Zumba Fitness 7-8pm. Sofia on 07818516707 or zumbafia@hotmail.co.uk

SOCIAL DANCING - Absolute beginners class, 7-30pm-8-30pm, £6 per week, United Reformed Church Hall Broad Street, Stamford. Contact Janina Mossman - 01778 590655.

SALSA DANCE CLASSES - beginners and Improvers class 7.40-8.40pm, freestyle dance until 11pm, The Danish Invader, Empingham Road, Stamford. Contact Sonia - 07931 141675.

PILATES - 9.15am Stamford Arts Centre and 1.30pm, Northborough Village Hall. judipilates.co.uk judipilates@gmail.com or 01778 346071

PILATES - beginners, 6.30pm and 7.30pm St George’s School Stamford. judipilates.co.uk judipilates@gmail.com or 01778 346071

LATIN DANCE CLASS/INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM - 7.15-9.15pm at Victoria Hall, Oakham. Contact Ruth - 07963 527063

YOGA CLASSES - 7-8.30pm St Gilbert’s Primary, School, Stamford. All abilities. Sarah Rogers - 01780 756244. www.sunstonetherapy.co.uk

FITNESS DANCE AND BODY MOVES - (KFA), 7.30-8.30pm, Bourne Methodist Church Hall. Contact Janet - 07730 223557 or gilljanet@homtail.co.uk

FRIDAY MAY 25

GOURMET EVENING - Taste of France, Stapleford Park. For information contact reservations@stapleford.co.uk or 01572 787019.

QUIZ NIGHT - 8.00pm Catmose Primary School. Teams of up to 8 people, £3 per person (available from the school in advance or on the door on the night) nibbles included, and there will be a bar on the night. Everyone welcome. Contact 07791860623 for further details.

SATURDAY MAY 26

COLLYWESTON VILLAGE FETE - from midday, The Hermitage garden, High Street. Barbecue, bar, teas and cakes, tombola, bric-a-brac, games for all ages, raffle etc. all in aid of the church.

TABLE TOP SALE - organised by Stamford Community Orchard Group Christ Church, Green Lane, 10am-1pm. Plants and refresments, proceeds will to the Orchard Group. Contact 01780 751859

JUBILEE CELEBRATION - with raffle and stalls, 2-4pm, Bourne Abbey Church Hall. Organised by Parkinson’s UK Bourne Support Group. Admission £2.50 for adults, free for children under 12.

PETERBOROUGH LIDO - open for the summer from 9.30am.

JUMBLE SALE - 10am Bourne Abbey Church Hall. In aid of Bourne Animal Welfare.

MAY FAIR - 2pm Warmington School. Maypole dancing, live music, stalls and family fun. Free admission.

SUNDAY MAY 27

TABLE TOP AND BOOT FAIR - 1-3pm, Welbourne School, Goodwin Walk, Werrington PE4 6NR. Advance booking only - 01733 573057. In aid of Millhouse Animal Sanctuary.

GUIDED WALK - a gentle stroll through Fineshade wood led by local butterfly expert Doug Goddard to discover the delights of butterflies, 10.30 am, £4 for adults, £2 for children. RSPB and Butterfly Conservation members are half price. Places contact 07912 667734.

EXTON MAY FAIR - tombola, stalls, crafts, Home produce, refreshments, David’s Fuschias, 10am-4pm, The Fox and Hounds, Exton. Raising money for the Cinnamon Pet Rescue Trust, and the Air Ambulance. Admission is free.

WALK FOR RUTLAND - 6 miles from Greetham to Fort Henry, 9.30-11am. Entry forms from Oakham Library or www.walk4rutland,org.uk

FUND RAISING AFTERNOON - for The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon and Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, Donkey Stall, book stall, bric a brac, tombola, games, tea and cakes. Plus Doris, Tara and Jack the donkeys, 2-4pm. Woodside Cattery, Callans Lane, Kirkby Underwood. Contact 01778 440449. Free entry and parking.

JUBILEE FETE - 1pm Peakirk Village Green. Stalls, games, competitions, tea, cakes and Pimms.

SPECIALIST PLANT FAIR - by the Rutland Group of The Hardy Plant Society, 10.30am-4pm Ashwell House, Ashwell. Nurseries and garden open, £2for adults free for accompanied children. Refreshments available,

VICTORIAN CRICKET - 8 teams; junior quick cricket; fun fair; refreshments; bar; fly past (subject to weather and operational requirements) by Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial flight. In support of Rotary Charities and Fred Trueman Cricket league

HICKS LODGE BIKE RIDE - in aid of LOROS, National Forest Cycle Centre, Moira LE65 2UP. Register - 01530274533 and quote LOROS Bike Ride

CAR BOOT SALE - 9am-1pm,. Deepings Sports and Social Club. Indoors pre-booked £5; outdoors – pre-booked £5 or £6 on the day. Contact Steve or Jan Thurston 01778 218423 or 07725 305430; jstblackswan@hotmail.co.uk

ASHLEY OPEN GARDENS - 14 gardens open 1-5pm. Cream teas, plant and cake stalls, ice cream, flower display in church, The George Pub and Ashley Herb farm shop open from 11am. Free parking at Ashley Barns £4 for adults, free for children.