Diary dates

A complete guide to events in the area.

Monday, December 3

STAMFORD HEALTH WALKERS - meet 1.45pm, Garden House Hotel. Contact Doreen - 01778-590533

RUSTIC WREATHS WORKSHOP - 1pm – 3pm at Paint a Pot Place, West Street, Bourne. Contact Live and Learn - 01780 722148 to book a place.

STAMFORD CLANDESTINE CAKE CLUB - avid bakers meets monthly to eat cake and talk about cake. Members notified of location shortly before.

Details - http://clandestinecakeclub.co.uk/groups/stamford/events.

BOURNE CHORAL SOCIETY - meets weekly, 7.30-9pm during term time at Bourne Abbey Church. New voices welcome. Contact 01778 393877.

MORNING FRENCH CLASSES - Wake House, Bourne. For adult improvers, £4.50 per hour. Contact 07947789578 or info@learnfrenchinlincolnshire.co.uk

STAMFORD AIR CADETS - Boys and girls aged 13-17 meet weekly, also Wednesdays 7-8.30pm at ATC Hut, Sandringham Close, Stamford, PE9 1HL. Contact 01780 481632 (parade nights only), or 07539 459663 or oc.2071@aircadets.org; adj.2071@aircadets.org; www.aircadets.org

OAKHAM HEALTH WALKS - Meet weekly 10.30am, South Street. Contact Glenys Laidler - 01572 724361.

MODERN JIVE CLASS - weekly at the Danish Invader, Stamford. Beginners 7.45pm; freestyle intermediate 9-9.30pm; dancing until 10.45pm. £7 (£5). Contact 07730269969.

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

HATHA YOGA - Exton Village Hall, 6.25pm, £7.50 per class, mat required. Contact 07765 939903 or lauracharlie@hotmail.com

SALSA - Beginners, improvers and advanced intermediate, Fletton Ex-Services Club, Fletton High Street, Peterborough, 7.15pm, £5.50. www.everybodysalsa.com. Alan - 01733 344934.

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

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

ZUMBAFIA - Bourne Abbey Church Hall, Zumba Fitness 8.15pm, Zumba Toning 9.20pm. Sofia - 07818 516707 or zumbafia@hotmail.co.uk

YOGA - 9.30-11am, Langham Village Hall. Contact Patricia - 01572 770539.

BOKWA - 9.30-10.30am Stamford Hospital meeting room. Contact Sam - 07887 802621 or sammcgreevy@hotmail.com

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

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

KEEP FIT - for over 60s, 10-11am, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Barn Hill, Stamford. Contact Deanna - 07811830396 or 01780 755317.

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

HATHA YOGA - Barnsdale Lodge 10.15-11.45am. Fully qualified and experienced British Wheel of Yoga teacher offers authentic practice for beginners as well as more experienced. Contact Nicky Hayes 07739589810 or www.nickyhayesyoga.co.uk

HATHA YOGA - 7.30-9pm, St George’s Barracks, Edith Weston Civilians welcome. Contact Nicky Hayes - 07739589810.

YOGA - Manton Village Hall 10-11am, all levels. Contact 07973 508547 or deb@do-yoga.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

A HANDFUL OF HARMONIES - Singing group at The Green School, Market Deeping 1.30-3pm; Red Hall, Bourne 7.30-9pm. www.handfulofharmonies.co.uk

RUTLAND MORRIS MEN - practice session, weekly at 8.30pm, Preston Village Hall. New members welcome. Contact Phil - 01572 757089. www.morrismen.org.uk.

YOGA WITH LINDA - Barnsdale Hall Hotel 9.30am £5.50. Contact 07710 085006.

ZUMBA - Little Bytham, 9.30-10.30am and Ketton 7-8pm. Contact Rachel - rj.miller@sky.com

MELTON OGS BADMINTON CLUB - Longfield High School Sports Hall 8-10pm. New members welcome. Contact - 01664 565292.

BABY MASSAGE - Stamford Children’s Centre 12.30pm, 5-week course from birth to crawling, £30. Contact Julie Bickerton - 07894 468224l; juliebickerton@yahoo.com; www.nomad.me.uk

STAMFORD SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB - Meets weekly, Stamford Queen Eleanor School. All welcome. Contact Christine - 01780 753752 or Mike - 01778 343299.

BEGINNERS DANCE CLASS - Scottish dancing/ceilidh at Braceborough Village Hall weekly, 7.30-9pm £3. Contact Hazel - 01778 560417.

LINE DANCING CLASS - Rippingale Village Hall, beginners 7.30-9.30pm - £5 including tea or coffee and biscuits. Contact DCALiner@aol.com

WOMEN ONLY RUNNING GROUP - New beginners for adults, weekly 7pm, £1, meet at Catmose Sports centre reception, Contact Chloe Bond - 015720936 or cbond@rutland.gov.uk

STAMFORD BOOT CAMP – Castle House, St Peter’s Hill (former Language Centre) 9.30-10.30 am. All levels welcome. Contact Rob – 07846 457959 or www.stamfordpersonalfitness.co.uk

WELLAND VALLEY BADMINTON CLUB - 8pm Stamford Junior School. All abilities £3 per session. Details from Whit Brown - 01780-753263, or whit.brown@talktalk.net

Tuesday, December 4

ANNUAL BILL PACKER LECTURE - Coroner, Professor Robert Forrest on The Emperor’s New Wig, 7.30pm. Stamford Meeting room, Stamford Hospital. Free admission. Ryhall Road entrance.

RUTLAND PARENT CARER VOICE - for parents and carers of children and young people, birth to 25, with special needs. Drop-in information events: 9.30am-11.30am, Garden Terrace, The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham -coffee/tea and croissants. 7pm-9pm, The Hornblower Hotel, High Street, Oakham - coffee/tea and buffet supper. Contact 07777 635353 or rutlandparentcarervoice@yahoo.co.uk

REME ASSOCIATION - 7.30pm Lincolnshire Branch,Drill Hall, Main Ridge West, Boston. All serving and past members welcome. Contact Graham Matthews - 01205 352033 or remelincs@gmail.com

STAMFORD PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP - 10.30am-midday, St Augustine’s Church Hall, Broad street. Contact 01780 720789

CHRISTMAS FAIR - 10.30-11.30am, Wake House, North Street, Bourne. In aid of SENSE.

A CHRISTMAS CRACKER OF CLAIRVOYANCE - 7pm for 7.30pm start, Wake House, Bourne Lincs, Admission £5 for raffle entry.

WEEKLY WORK PARTIES - Deeping Lakes. Contact Dave Vandome - 07775 566586.

CHEEKY MONKEYS - Parent and toddler group meet Rippingale Village Hall 10am - £1.50. Contact Julie - 01778 440059.

CHICAGO BRIDGE - for players with a basic knowledge of Acol system, weekly, 1.50-4pm, St Joseph’s Church Hall, Oakham. Partner preferred. Contact Rita Duckham - 01572 724761; duckhamrita@hotmail.com.

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

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

Community Philosophy group - meets on the second Tuesday in the month in the snug in The Exeter Arms, Easton on the Hill, 7.30pm-9pm. Call Pat Firth 01780-757828 or e-mail:patfirth99@gmail.com

OAKHAM BRIDGE CLUB - Rubber Bridge, weekly, drop in anytime from 6.45-10pm, St Joseph’s Church Hall, Oakham. No partner needed. Contact Roderick Wells - 01572 868266 or Brenda Day - 01780 482418; cutsend@talktalk.net

STAMFORD BADMINTON CLUB - 7.30-9.30pm Stamford Queen Eleanor School Sports Hall. Visitors £4. Contact Bret - 07966 493403 or visit www.stamford

badmintonclub.co.uk

PILATES - Six-week course, Ryhall Village hall. Details - www.pilates4everyone.co.uk

KEEP FIT - for over 60s, 10-11am and 12.15-1.15pm, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Barn Hill, Stamford. Contact Deanna - 07811830396 or 01780 755317.

BABY YOGA - 10am Edith Weston Village Hall, Costs £42 for a 6 week course. Details - 07894 468224; juliebickerton@yahoo.com; www.nomad.me.uk

ZUMBAFIA - Stamford Queen Eleanor School, Zumba Fitness 7-8pm and Zumba Toning 8.05-8.35pm. Contact Sofia on 07818 516707 or zumbafia@hotmail.co.uk

HATHA YOGA - 10-11.30am Stamford Arts Centre. Fully qualified and experienced British Wheel of Yoga teacher offers authentic practice for beginners as well as more experienced. Contact Nicky Hayes - 07739589810 or www.nickyhayes

yoga.co.uk

PREGNANCY YOGA - 5.30-6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, PE3 6AB. Gentle Dru Yoga, 6 week course. Contact Michelle Helstrip - 07802 542772; yoga@druva.co.uk or www.druva.co.uk .

GENTLE DRU YOGA FOR ALL - Quaker Meeting House PE3 6AB, 7-8pm. Gentle, flowing yoga for spinal health. Contact Michelle Helstrip - 07802 542772; yoga@druva.co.uk; www.druva.co.uk.

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

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

FITNESS CLASSES - Oakham C of E School. Beautiful Bums and Tight Tums 7.15pm, Pilates 8.15pm. Contact Judith Ewing - 07771 866123.

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

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

YOGA - All levels class, Manton Village Hall 6-7pm. Contact Deborah King - 07973 508547 or deb@do-yoga.co.uk

LINE DANCING CLASS - Stamford Rugby Club 7.30-9.30pm, for beginners - £5, Contact DCALiner@aol.com

PRE-SCHOOL GYMNASTICS - 1pm and 2pm, Oakham Artistic Gymnastic Academy, Catmose Sports Centre. oakham

gymnastics@hotmail.co.uk or Vicky - 01536 772340.

STAMFORD BOOT CAMP – Castle House, St Peter’s Hill (former Language Centre) 9.30-10.30 am. All levels welcome. Contact Rob – 07846 457959 or www.stamfordpersonalfitness.co.uk

Wednesday, December 5

EDENHAM AND DISTRICT FARMERS DISCUSSION GROUP - 7.45 for 8pm, the Five Bells, Edenham. Talk on The Evolution of the Gardens at Grimsthorpe Castle by

Ray Biggs. Non-members welcome.

UPPWRITE – Rutland writing group, 7-9pm The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham Contact 01572 720674 for more details

BOOK LAUNCH - by Lizzie Lamb, Adrienne Vaughan, Mags Cullingford and June Kearns, 6-8pm The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, Tickets £10 to include glass of fizz, canapés, author readings and £1 off a book purchased on the night. For ticket sales contact lizzielambwriter@gmail.com or adrienne@adriennevaughan.com

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING CLASS -6-8pm, The Croft, North Street, Bourne - 01778 426995.

BOOK SIGNING - Sleeping People Lie by Jae De Wylde at Walkers in Oakham

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

stamford.com

RUTLAND AND MELTON CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Voluntary Action Rutland in Lands’ End Way from 7pm to 9.30pm. Call 01572 722311 for more details.

LEICESTER CITY WALKS - weekly until December 19 with Blue Badge Guides, 10am from Jewry Wall Museum. Contact 08448885181 or info@goleicester

shire.com

TIDDLYWINKS - For parents and children, All Saints and St John’s Church Hall, Stamford 10-11.30am. Organised by NCT.

RUTLAND RENAISSANCE DANCERS - early dance group, weekly, 7.30-9.30pm Christie Hall, Wansford. Contact Mrs Flower - 01572 822251.

MUSIC WITH MUMMY - Bourne sessions - Jolly Babies (0-1yr), Music with Mummy (1-3yrs), Three Four Time (3-4yrs) and Rookie Rhythms (4-7yrs). Contact Mary Harrison 01529 497131 or 07944410119, musicwithmummylincs@gmail.com

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

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

SOCCER TOTS - For under 5s, Deeping Leisure Centre 5-6pm. www.onetouchfootball.co.uk

Rutland Philatelic Society -

Great Britain The Two Kings Ian Shaw, 7.15pm, the Congregational Church Hall, Oakham.

FAMILY SELF DEFENCE - Tae Kwon-Do for over 5s, Malcolm Sargent Primary School, Stamford 6.30pm, Contact 01476 570616.

BOURNE JUDO CLUB - train 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.

ROUNDERS - For ladies who haven’t played since school. No formal coaching, Catmose Sports, Oakham 7-8pm, £2 per session.

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

SALSA FUN - and friendly Come Dancing, beginners classes 7.30-8.30pm the Body Power fitness Centre, Oakham. Contact 07931141675.

YOGA - 6-7.30pm Langham Village Hall. Contact Patricia 01572 770539.

ZUMBA - Malcolm Sargent Primary School 7.30-8.30pm. Contact Lucy Burton 07976 726098 or lucyburton@fastmail.fm

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

FITNESS WITH LISA - Bluecoat School, Stamford, Legs, Bums and Tums 6.30pm, Pilates Abs 7.30pm, Step Medley 8.15pm. Details - 07929 341042 or www.fitnesswithlisa.co.uk

PILATES - Whissendine Sports Club 9.30-10.30am. Contact Emma - 07709 470990.

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

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

HATHA YOGA - 7.45-9.15pm St George’s Primary School, Stamford. British Wheel of Yoga teacher offers authentic practice for beginners and the more experienced. Contact Nicky Hayes - 07739589810 or www.nickyhayesyoga.co.uk

A HANDFUL OF HARMONIES - Singing group meets Stamford Arts Centre 6-7.30pm and Longthorpe Village Hall, Peterborough 8-9.30pm. www.handfulofharmonies.co.uk

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

ZUMBA - Stamford Hospital Meeting Hall 7-8pm. Contact Rachel 07815 838409 or rj.miller@sky.com

BABY YOGA - From 4 months to walking, Stamford Children’s Centre, midday, 6 week course, £36. Details Julie Bickerton - 07894 468224l or juliebickerton@yahoo.com; www.nomad.me.uk

YOGA - all levels 10-11.30am and 7-8.30pm. Beginners, 6pm, Ryhall Village Hall Contact Deborah King - 07973 508547 or deb@do-yoga.co.uk

SALSA FUN - the Body Power fitness Centre, Oakham. Beginners classes 7.30-8.30pm Contact 07931141675.

LINE DANCING CLASS - Queen Eleanor Academy, Stamford 7.30-9.30pm for beginners, £5. Contact DCALiner@aol.com

GYMNASTICS CLASSES - under 3s, 10am, over 3s, 1.15pm, Caldecott Gym Club, Caldecott Village Hall email oakham

gymnastics@hotmail.co.uk or Vicky - 01536 772340

GYMNASTIC CLASSES - for school aged children, Oakham Artistic Gymnastic Academy from 4.30pm, Catmose Sports Centre; oakhamgymnastics@hotmail.co.uk or Vicky - 01536 772340

TAI CHI EXERCISE CLASS - weekly, 5.30-6pm, Catmose Sports Centre. Contact 01572 490030.

TRIATHLON TRAINING - weekly 8-10pm, Catmose Sports Centre. Contact 01572 490030.

STAMFORD BOOT CAMP – Castle House, St Peter’s Hill (former Language Centre) 9.30-10.30am. All levels welcome. Contact Rob – 07846 457959 or www.stamfordpersonalfitness.co.uk

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS - from Normanton Church on Rutland Water, weekly 10-1pm, £29. No experience necessary. Contact Andrew - 01664 840162; 07505059682; andrewgeesonartist.com

BOURNE BORDERERS - Morris Dancers, weekly at 8-10pm, Edenham Village Hall, Contact Rosie - 01476 550489 or visit www.bourneborderers.co.uk

Thursday, December 6

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING DAY - Simple Cards, 10.30am-4pm, includes lunch, £67. Booking essential. Contact Barnsdale Gardens - 01572 813200; courses@barnsdalegardens.co.uk

ANNUAL BILL PACKER LECTURE - Coroner, Professor Robert Forrest on The Emperor’s New Wig, 7.30pm. Stamford Meeting room, Stamford Hospital. Free admission. Ryhall Road entrance.

LINCOLN CHRISTMAS MARKET - until December 9.

MEMORY LANE - drop-in coffee morning, hosted by Age Concern on the 1st Thursday of the month, 10-11.30am, St John and St Anne’s sheltered housing complex, Westgate, Oakham.

FRIENDLY BRIDGE - with tea and a glass of fizz in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, From 1.30pm, Stamford Bridge Club, Exeter Gardens PE9 2RN. Tickets £12.50. Contact Carol - 01733 380272.

TALK AND VIDEO - Kalum River Lodge, Terrace, British Columbia, Canada presents a slide show, talk and video of Steelhead and other wild game fishing: mainly in the Skeena River system. 7.30pm Empingham Cricket Club,

UPPINGHAM LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING - fun fair, live music, trade stands etc, High Street East; Market Square, the parish church, town hall and shops.

INDOOR MARKET - from 6pm, The Royal Oak, Uppingham

THURSDAY STROLLERS - Meet at the church on Tallington Road, 1.30pm, walk to Ufford and Barnack, 4½ miles Josie - 01780 740028

DEEPINGS SLEIGH ROUTE - 6-9pm, Peakirk and Deeping Gate

RUTLAND BRIDGE CLUB - Duplicate bridge at friendly EBU affiliated club, Oakham Primary School community room 6.45pm. New players and visitors welcome. Contact Rita Duckham - 01572 724761; duckhamrita@hotmail.com.

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

KNIT AND NATTER GROUP - meets each Thursday at Oakham Castle No 1 court at 10.30.am. Weekly fee of £1 includes coffee and biscuits. Contact 01572 755718.

BOURNE BRIDGE CLUB - 6.45pm, the Masonic Hall, 1/2 Roman Bank, Bourne. www.bridgewebs.com/bourne or

bourne4bridge@gmail.com.

ONE TOUCH SOCCER - For children 2½-5 years, Bourne Abbey Church Hall 5-6pm. Contact Glenn - 07880 703784 or

bookings@onetouchfootball.co.uk

MUSIC WITH MUMMY - In Stamford - Jolly Babies (0-1yr), Music with Mummy (1-3yrs), Three Four Time (3-4yrs) and Rookie Rhythms (4-7yrs). Contact Mary Harrison 01529 497131 or 07944 410119, musicwithmummylincs@gmail.com

BOURNE LADIES FC - Training session for over 16s at Deeping astroturf 8-9pm. Contact tinacrawley@talktalk.net or 07971 555710 or www.bourne

townjuniorsfc.co.uk

STAMFORD BADMINTON CLUB - Intermediate level, Queen Eleanor Sports Hall, PE9 1HE. 7-9.30pm. Visitors £4. http://www.stamfordbadmintonclub.co.uk. Contact Bret - 07966493403.

YOGA - 10am-11.30am, Essendine Village Hall. Contact Mandy Nightingale - 07799684333.

YOGA - Masonic Lodge, Stamford 10-11.30am, Easton-on-the-Hill Village Hall 6.30pm, suitable for all levels. Contact 07960 267986 or pennyyoga@yahoo.co.uk

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

SUPPLE STRENGTH - Elements of Yoga, Pilates and Body Conditioning, to improve posture, core stability, strength and tone, Edenham Village Hall 6.30pm, £3.50. Contact 07976 818995.

BOKWA EXERCISE CLASS - 9-10am, Great Casterton Village Hall. Contact Sam - 07887 802621 or sammcgreevy@hotmail.com

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

EXTEND 60+ EXERCISE - Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom 2-3pm. Contact Mandy - 01780 470221 or 07949 736505.

ZUMBAFIA - Stamford Malcolm Sargent school, Zumba Fitness 4-5pm and Thurlby Methodist Church, Zumba Fitness 7-8pm. Sofia on 07818 516707 or

zumbafia@hotmail.co.uk

ZUMBA - 10.15–11.15am Barnack Village Hall, £4. Contact Louise - 07827 665916 or louise@stamfordpilates.co.uk

SOCIAL DANCING - Absolute beginners class, 7-30-8-30pm, improvers 7.30-8.30pm, United Reformed Church Hall Broad Street, Stamford £6. Contact Janina Mossman - 01778 590655.

SALSA DANCE CLASSES - Beginners and Improvers class 8.30-9.30pm, freestyle dance until 11pm at The Danish Invader, Empingham Road, Stamford. Contact Sonia - 07931 141675.

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

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

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA - 5 week course, 6.30pm, New College Stamford - 01780 484300.

DANCERCISE - Bourne Methodist Church Hall 7.30-8.30pm. Contact Janet - 07730 223557 or gilljanet@homtail.co.uk www.emdp.org

MORNING ZUMBA - The Centre @ Elsea Park, Bourne 10-11am. Contact Tracy - 07799 250581.

STAMFORD BOOT CAMP – Castle House, St Peter’s Hill (former Language Centre) 9.30-10.30 am. All levels welcome. Contact Rob – 07846 457959 or www.stamfordpersonalfitness.co.uk

YOGA/PILATES - The Centre @ Elsea Park, Bourne 7.30-8.30pm - 07799 250581.

TODDLER YOGA - From walking to 3 years, Guide Hall, Conduit Road, Stamford 10am, 6-week course £36. Julie Bickerton - 07894 468224l; julie

bickerton@yahoo.com; www.nomad.me.uk

LINE DANCING CLASS - For beginners, Rippingale Village Hall 10am-midday, £5. Contact DCALiner@aol.com

OAKHAM SCOTTISH DANCE CLUB - meets weekly, 7.30-9.30pm, Oakham Parish Church Hall. Contact 01572 822409 or ramdm.senior@tiscali.co.uk

GYMNASTIC CLASSES - for school aged children, Oakham Artistic Gymnastic Academy from 5pm, Catmose Sports Centre. oakhamgymnastics@hotmail.co.uk or Vicky - 01536 772340

PARENT AND TODDLER SWIM SESSIONS - parents and instructor in the water. Babies-2½yrs, 10-10.30am; 2½yrs-3yrs 10.30-112am, weekly, term-time only. Catmose Sports Centre. Contact 01572 490030.

WELLAND VALLEY BADMINTON CLUB - 8pm Stamford Junior School. All abilities. £3 per session. Details from Whit Brown - 01780-753263, or whit.brown@talktalk.net

NATIONWIDE SOCIAL CLUB - for divorced, separated and widowed. Weekly, 8-11pm at Deeping Sports and Social Club, Outgang Road, Market Deeping.Contact 07954 437904.

Friday, December 7

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL - opening night reception, 7-9pm; Saturday 10-4pm; Sunday 12.30-4pm; Monday for late night shopping. Oakham Congregational

COUNTRY MARKET - 8.30-11am, Stamford Arts Centre.

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATION WORKSHOP - 7-9.30pm, Brackley Close, Bourne - 01778 423374 after 6pm or leave a message.

CHRISTMAS FAIR - 5-7pm, Bourne Abbey Primary Academy. To book a stall download a form from www.bourneabbey.lincs.sch.uk or ring 01778 422163.

Saturday, December 8

STAMFORD SOCIAL AND ADVENTURE GROUP - meet 8pm, The George Hotel, Stamford for festive drinks. Details from www.meetup.com/Stamford-Social-Adventure-Group

CHRISTMAS FAIR - 10am-4pm, Barrowden Village Hall. Includes Father Christmas and outdoor hot food stall with mulled wine.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING - stalls, refreshments, tombola etc, 10-11.30am, Bourne United Reformed Church schoolroom.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - 10am–2pm, the Conservative Club, North Street Bourne

COFFEE AND MINCE PIE MORNING - 10am-midday, Ketton Methodist Church. Admission £1.50. Proceeds to the refurbishment appeal and overseas aid.

DAVID’S FUSCHIAS - indoor planters, winter pansies etc, 11am-3pm the Pickled Village Shop in Bulwick.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR - Qu’Appelle, Harrington Street, Bourne. Stalls £5. Contact 01778 422932.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 10.30am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, St.Peter’s Church Tilton on the Hill. All proceeds to St Peter’s Church Bell Tower Restoration Fund

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - 10.30am-1pm St Peter’s Church, Knossington

MERGE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIRS - Christmas Show, 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday in The Great Hall, Oundle.

BOOK SIGNING - Sleeping People Lie by Jae De Wylde at Walkers in Stamford, Saturday and Sunday.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL - for Helpston WI, 10.30am -5pm St Botolph’s Church, Helpston. Singing by Peakirk cum Glinton school at 11.30am and Barnack school at 3pm.

Sunday, December 9

STAMFORD SOCIAL AND ADVENTURE GROUP - Circular walk:Stamford and Easton on the Hill, 5 miles. Meet 2pm small foot-bridge, Stamford Meadows/Bath Row. Details from www.meetup.com/Stamford-Social-Adventure-Group

STAMFORD CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - 10am to 4pm.

SANTA IN BOURNE WOOD - stalls, refreshments etc 11am to 3pm. Small charge for visits to Santa.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL - for Helpston WI, midday-5pm, St Botolph’s Church, Helpston. Singing by John Clare School at 1.30pm and Newborough School at 4pm.

COMMUNITY INDOOR NEARLY NEW SALE - 10.30am-1.30pm, Peterborough Arena. Organised by The Samaritans of Peterborough and District. Sellers can drop-off their items in the morning and pick-up unsold items and/or a cheque in the afternoon. Details from www.nnsale.org.