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Friday, July 29

Reopening of F Hinds - High Street, Stamford. Ribbon cutting by Craig Revel Horwood at 12.15pm followed by a meet and greet with customers.

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

White calendar. Credit: istock/MicroStockHub
White calendar. Credit: istock/MicroStockHub

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

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

Saturday, July 30

Classic Ibiza at Burghley House. An open-air celebration of White Isle-inspired house music, reinvented by the Urban Soul Orchestra, live vocalists and headline DJs. Car parking is free, bring your own food and drink, or get something from the bars or street food pop-ups. Details at: https://www.classicibiza.co.uk/burghley/plan-your-evening

Rapunzel at Grafham Water, 4pm, Immersion Theatre. Adults £11, children £10, family ticket £38. Visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/rutland/rutland-water/rapunzel/e-vemerv or call 0333 666 3366

Inaugural World Amateur Pork Pie Championships, Grainstore Brewery, Oakham - Judging 11am-2pm, winners announced 4.45pm.

Chloe’s Brownies summer fete - 10am to 5pm, Chloe’s Brownies, off Abbey Road, Bourne.

Festival of the Unexceptional - 9.30am to 4pm, Grimsthorpe Castle. Hagerty’s 8th Concours de l ’Ordinaire. A festival of unexceptional cars from between 1967 and 1997! Bring a picnic and soak in the atmosphere. Food, bar and music available. For more information and to buy tickets Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional returns 30 July 2022 – tickets on sale now! | Hagerty UK

Craft fair and book sale - 10am to 4pm, Easton-on-the-Hill Village Hall, New Road. More than 20 stallholders selling handmade crafts and gifts. Refreshments and homemade cake. Proceeds to Friends of Stamford Hospital and Easton-on-the-Hill Village Hall. Free entry.

Peter Barker solo exhibition - Peter Barker Fine Art gallery in Hope’s Yard, Uppingham, 11am to 5pm. Peter, renowned for his highly collectable Constable-like landscapes, has completed an eclectic mix of some 50 new oils, pastels and watercolours, many of Rutland. Every day until August 6.

Sunday, July 31

Rocks By Rail open day – Ironstone Quarry and Diesel Day - Exhibition to mark the anniversary of the closure of Burley Ironstone Quarry, Rutland. Tel: 07873 721 941 or visit www.rocks-by-rail.org

Bug hunt - 2pm, Bourne Wood car park. Keith Porter will help us identify the bugs and butterflies we find. Some nets are available for use. All welcome, children love searching for bugs and are good at finding them as they are nearer the ground! Donation of £2 per person appreciated. Further information from Sarah 07760468052.

Monday, August 1

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.

Stamford Speakers Toastmasters club - at 6.15pm at the William Cecil Hotel at High Street St Martin’s, Stamford. Develop your speaking skills in a non-judgemental and super supportive way. Free.

Tuesday, August 2

Stamford Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting at Stamford Day Centre, Ryhall Road, 12-2pm. For more information call 07906 362686. Meets first Tuesday of the month.

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.

Halfway around the world in 70 days - 7pm, Oddfellows Hall, Market Deeping. Free. Contact Virginia Moran on 07711 883938 or email: virginia.moran@oddfellows.co.uk

Wednesday, August 3

Let’s do lunch - 12.30pm Waggon and Horses, Lantoft. Nene and Welland Oddfellows. Contact Virginia Moran on 07711 883938 or virginia.moran@oddfellows.co.uk

Lyddington Manor History Society - 7.30pm, Village Hall, Lyddington. Trevor Harrington and

Rosemary Canadine give a talk called ‘If these walls could speak, what a story they could tell’. Members free, non-members £5.

Thursday, August 4

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

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.

Saturday, August 6

PieFest 2022 - Melton Livestock Market, 10am to 4pm. Also on Sunday.

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.

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