What's on this week in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings
If you've got no plans for the week ahead, make some with our diary dates.
Friday, July 22
Stamford Comedy Club - featuring Felicity Ward, Scott Bennett, Adam Riely and Alfie Brown, Stamford Corn Exchange, Broad Street, 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 from 01780 766455 or www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
Wistow Maze - Open at Wistow, LE8 0QF, 10am to 6pm. 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, then weekends only until September 18. www.wistow.com or 07884 403889
Art exhibitions - 12pm to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday, Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery, Moreley’s Lane, Corby Glen. Admission free. Tony Munns fine art The British Coast on Canvas and paintings by Deepings Arts Club. Until August 3. www.willoughbygallery.com
Bridge 234 Farewell Walk - meet at the Red Hall, South Street, Bourne, 7pm. A last chance to access railway heritage.
Saturday July 23
Charity fun day - 10am to 4pm, Blackstones Football Club, Lincoln Road, Stamford. Car boot sale, games, stalls, raffle and walking football tournament.
Charity car wash - 9am to 4pm, Stamford Fire Station, corner of Radcliffe Road and New Cross Road. Donations to Fire Fighters Charity and Motor Neurone Disease Association
The 39 Steps - Stamford Corn Exchange, 7.30pm. Tickets £9 or £7 from 01780 766455 or www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
Bat walk - 9.30pm, Forest Office, off Beech Avenue, Bourne. Led by Annette Fauikner, from Lincolnshire Bat Group. Weather dependent - bats do not like rain! For more information contact Sarah Roberts 07760468052.
Harlaxton Manor open weekend - 10am to 5pm. A rare look inside the house and staterooms to explore at leisure. Book at https://events.harlaxton.co.uk/ (and Sunday)
Cinema: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (12a) - 7pm, The Old Town Hall in Bourne. Doors 6.15pm. Licensed bar will be open. Proceeds to Bourne Town Hall Trust renovation project. Tickets £5.50 (plus booking fee) from https://bournetownhall.org.uk/events
Sunday, July 24
Stainfield dog festival - bracken spa livery yard stalls, gundog demonstrations, fun dog show
Monday, July 25
Butterfly trail - Sir Thomas Tresham’s garden, Lyveden New Bield, until Friday 29 July. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyveden
The 39 Steps - Stamford Corn Exchange, 2.30pm. Tickets £9 or £7 from 01780 766455 or www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
Guided walk of Oakham Canal - 10am starting from Church Street car park, Oakham. Free but donations welcome. Book at www.oakhamcanal.org/canal-walks
Tuesday, July 26
Friendship Tea - 2pm to 4pm, Stamford Free Church, Kesteven Road. Evergreen volunteers supply tea and cake, and Dementia Support South Lincs offering advice as needed. All welcome. More information from John on 01780 754641.
Wednesday, July 27
Pint of Poetry - Stamford Arts Centre Gallery Bar 7.30pm - regular open mic.
Storytelling for Families - Stamford Arts Centre art room, 10am to midday. £3 per child (accompanying parent/carers free, no ticket required) Details www.stamfordartscentre.com
Storytelling - 11am to 4pm, Grimsthorpe Castle. Mark Fraser, resident storyteller, in the playground under the shelter. 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Included in Park and Gardens ticket.
Thursday, July 28
Bourne and District Flower Club demonstration - 7.30pm in Darby and Joan Hall, South Street, Bourne. Demonstrator will be Lesley Beeton with her theme “A Cup of Tea”. Visitors welcome at £7. There will also be a sales table of vases and containers for flower arranging. Further details from Ann Northen 01778 423353.
Friday, July 29
Ale House Rocks music and beer festival - Grainstore Brewery, Oakham, 6.30pm (until Sunday), free entry.
The Groove, Stamford Arts Centre ballroom - 7pm to 9pm. An exciting, fun-filled night for adults with disabilities aged 16+, their families and support workers. Wheelchair access available. Tickets £3.50 (support workers free) 01780 763203
Natural History Museum exhibition - T. rex: The Killer Question, Peterborough Cathedral until September 3. Details and tickets www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/trex.aspx