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Deepings Raft Race is among the events on this weekend.

If you're looking for inspiration, check out our diary dates below.

Deepings Raft Race
Deepings Raft Race

Friday, August 5

T. rex: The Killer Question, exhibition from the Natural History Museum at Peterborough Cathedral until September 3. Details and tickets from https://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/trex.aspx

Wistow Maze - Wistow, LE8 0QF. 10am to 6pm. Giant eight acre maize maze in shape of Queen’s crown to mark the jubilee. Activity funyard, games and Wistow Rural Centre opposite with cafe, garden centre, model village, art gallery and shops.Open daily until September 4 and then weekends only until September 18. www.wistow.com or 07884 403889

Saturday, August 6

PieFest 2022 - Melton Livestock Market, 10am to 4pm. Tickets £5 from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/piefest-tickets-392027523877

Garage sale - 10am to 2pm Billingborough and Billingborough Village Hall, where maps are available for £1. Also stalls and refreshments. Book a garage in the village or stall at the village hall for £6.

Teddy bear’s picnic - Sacrewell, Great North Road, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ. Bring your favourite teddy for the best dressed teddy and owner competition and take part in a special teddy parade! Teddy bear on screen, fun games, teddy village, trail, story time, inflatables and pre-book a Make a Ted Workshop (Extra charges apply).

Nibble and natter coffee morning - Bourne Abbey Church Hall, 10am to midday. Stalls to include raffle, books and refreshments. Proceeds to Bourne Abbey Church.

Preston Ridlington and Wing annual open flower and produce show - 3pm, Preston Village Hall. Teas and raffle. £1 entrance, children free. Produce and Flower entries between 5pm-8pm on Friday, August 5, and Saturday from 8am to 10.30am.

Sunday, August 7

Deepings Raft Race - Bridge Street in Deeping St James. 40 rafts decorated to the theme of Back to the 80s racing up the river in six race categories. Includes family fun day with a funfair and a variety of stalls stretching from Bridge Street Deepings St James through to the town centre in Market Deeping. For the best view of the rafts and the race, be at Bridge Street, Deeping St James between 11am and 2pm. Cheer the rafts past the finish line (Boundary Green) between 1.15pm and 3pm. More details at www.deepingsraftrace.co.uk

Rutland Ramblers - 8 mile walk from Somerby(LE14 2PP). Ring 01572 724200 for further details.

Rocks By Rail open day – Diesel Driver for a Fiver at The Living Ironstone Museum in Cottesmore. Details at https://www.rocks-by-rail.org/

PieFest 2022 - Melton Livestock Market, 10am to 4pm. Tickets £5 from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/piefest-tickets-392027523877

Open garden - 1pm to 5.30pm, Wilsthorpe, Willowcroft, PE9 4PE. Complimentary glass of Pimms, plants, teas, coffees with homemade cakes. Entry £4. All proceeds to St Faith’s Church Wilsthorpe and Age UK Peterborough.

Teddy bear’s picnic - Sacrewell, Great North Road, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ. Bring your favourite teddy for the best dressed teddy and owner competition and take part in a special teddy parade! Teddy bear on screen, fun games, teddy village, trail, story time, inflatables and pre-book a Make a Ted Workshop (Extra charges apply).

King’s Cliffe Village Hall Teas - 2.30pm to 5pm.

Monday, August 8

Afternoon tea, chat and activities - 2pm to 3.30pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford. Part of Evergreen Care Trust’s Building Better Mental Wealth.

Flower arranging demonstration - 6pm to 8pm, Stamford Methodist Church, Barnhill, Stamford. Demonstrator Andrew Key creates five large floral arrangements on the theme ‘May to September’ for Stamford Flower Club and visitors. Refreshments. Membership not required £6. No need to book. Contact karenlawrie@icloud.com

Tuesday, August 9

Afternoon teas, chat, board games and opportunity to bring art and craft work. Stamford Free Church, 2pm to 4pm. More information from John on 01780 754641.

Wednesday, August 10

Craft club - 1pm Oddfellows Hall, Market Deeping. £2.50. Nene and Welland Oddfellows. Contact Janice Bedford on 01778 560059 or Virginia.moran@oddfellow.co.uk

Thursday, August 11

Afternoon tea, chat and activities - 2pm to 3.30pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford. Part of Evergreen Care Trust’s Building Better Mental Wealth.

Redhill Lodge in Barrowden opens its gardens for the National Garden Scheme from 1pm to 5pm. More details at www.ngs.org.uk

The Three Musketeers, 6pm, Grimsthorpe Castle. Open air family musical by Boxtree Productions. Tickets £15 adults, £10 child, Family £50. https://tickets.tygit.com/shop/group-tickets/pk/ed746edd65ac2b967389ce71a809cfdc/groupId/2306

The Kennel Club International Agility Festival - Rutland Showground, Oakham. Dogs of every size, shape and breed compete in four size categories, 18 rings and 200 classes. No advance booking but £5 parking fee payable.

Friday, August 12

The Kennel Club International Agility Festival - Rutland Showground, Oakham. Dogs of every size, shape and breed compete in four size categories, 18 rings and 200 classes. No advance booking but £5 parking fee payable.

Bouji Nights - 8pm to midnight, Stamford Corn Exchange lounge bar. Hosts Davina Dunn and Debra Asher, with the ever-popular DJ, Rick Santini bringing you a night of club classic dance anthems. Aimed at an older crowd, this is a get-dressed-up big party night. Tickets are £12 (non refundable) including booking fee. Buy online at https://bit.ly/3nm5arj or from the Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre box office: 01780 766455.

Saturday, August 13

Maxey Classic Car and Bike Show, Quarry Lane, Maxey - from 11am. Judging takes place between 1pm and 3.30pm. Two and four-wheel vehicles, live music from Paul Lake and the Blues band Liquor and Poker, real ale and gin bar, barbecue, doughnuts, Mobile Scaletrix Experience. Admission £5 with free entry for exhibitors and under 14’s. Organised by the Maxey Charity Club.

Open gardens - 10am to 5pm, Harlaxton Manor. Enjoy the manor’s sprawling grounds and carefully curated gardens, granting stunning views across the Vale of Belvoir. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnics and a selection of refreshments will be available. Book tickets at https://events.harlaxton.co.uk/

The Kennel Club International Agility Festival - Rutland Showground, Oakham. Dogs of every size, shape and breed compete in four size categories, 18 rings and 200 classes. No advance booking but £5 parking fee payable.

Lincolnshire Youth Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty - Stamford Corn Exchange, Broad Street. 1pm and 6pm shows. A family friendly ballet showcasing the depth of regional talent. Guest starring professional ballet dancers Eater Cameron and Bayley Webster. Tickets £9.50 concessions £12.50 adults from Stamfordcornexchange.co.uk/sleeping-beauty-lyb/

Sunday, August 14

Extinction Road - back at Mama Liz’s, North Street, Stamford, 4pm to 6pm. Pop music first set followed by a second set of traditional Irish music. Back Lounge, free entry.

Rocks By Rail open day – Take a trip on The Rutlander train at at The Living Ironstone Museum in Cottesmore. Details at https://www.rocks-by-rail.org/

Open gardens - 10am to 5pm, Harlaxton Manor. Enjoy the manor’s sprawling grounds and carefully curated gardens, granting stunning views across the Vale of Belvoir. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnics and a selection of refreshments will be available. Book tickets at https://events.harlaxton.co.uk/

The Kennel Club International Agility Festival - Rutland Showground, Oakham. Dogs of every size, shape and breed compete in four size categories, 18 rings and 200 classes. No advance booking but £5 parking fee payable.

Bourne Civic Society will be hosting a guided walk around the South Road area of the town, led by committee member Anthony Jennings. The walk will start at 3.00pm at Bourne Heritage Centre (Baldock’s Mill), South Street, Bourne. Tea and cake will be served at the Mill after the walk. Donations gratefully received.

  • Send diary dates to: smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk


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