Out and about - Friday, March 9 - Saturday, March 17

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

Literary festival boasts packed programme

OUNDLE International Festival of Literature’s packed programme of lectures, talks, quizzes and meet the author events continues tomorrow with:

Oundle Farmers; Market; Oundle Book Fair, 10am to 4pm in Queen Victoria Hall; Nic Aubury, 11am and 2pm; Poetry Takeaway, 11.30am to 4pm; and A Night at the Bull with Charles Collingwood at 8pm.

SUNDAY: Isla Whitcroft will be in Queen Victoria Hall from 2pm and Simon Heywood at 7pm.

MONDAY: Tony Mitton 10.30am and 1.30pm The Great Hall; Meet the Author Grace Harwood, 11am to 1.30pm in Queen Victoria Hall Coffee Shop; Vanessa Kimbell, midday, Queen Victoria Hall; Wendy Jones, 7pm and Salley Vickers, 8.30pm.

TUESDAY: Steve Cole, 10am The Great Hall; Three Crafty Tales, 10am, 11am and midday, Queen Victoria Hall; Pam Fish, 11am to 1.30pm,Queen Victoria Hall Coffee Shop and Shonaleigh - What Women Want, 7.30pm in Queen Victoria Hall.

WEDNESDAY: Meet the Author Barbara Cooper, 11.30am to 1.30pm Queen Victoria Hall coffee shop; Harriet Goodwin, 1.30pm The Great Hall; Nick Perry, 7.30pm, Queen Victoria Hall and Luke Wright 8pm.

THURSDAY: Jude Morgan, 11am to 1.30pm Queen Victoria Hall coffee shop; Steven Butler, 1.30pm The Great Hall; Susan Waters, 2pm to 3pm in Queen Victoria Hall and The Oundle Festival of Literature Quiz at 7.30pm in Queen Victoria Hall.

The Festival continues until Sunday next week.

For a full list of events see the Festival brochure or visit www.oundlelitfest.org.uk.

To book tickets contact 01832 274734.

FRIDAY, March 9

OUNDLE FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE - until Sunday, March 18. For full details see the Festival brochure or visit www.oundlelitfest.org.uk. Tickets - 01832 274734.

THE DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP - 10am-midday, Stamford Health Clinic, Ryhall, Road. Contact Kate Marshall - 01778 440153.

OAKHAM BRIDGE CLUB - Chicago bridge (partner needed) 7pm, St Joseph’s Church Hall, Oakham. New players welcome. Contact 01572 724785.

PINDER’S CIRCUS - 6pm, Stamford Recreation Ground. 07578083755 or www.pinderscircus.co.uk. Also Saturday and Sunday.

SNOWDROPS AT LAUNDE ABBEY - open daily, 2-4pm until Sunday March 18.

LADIES’ INDULGENCE EVENING - 7.30-9.30pm, St George’s School, Stamford. Tickets £2.50 in advance or £3 on the door. Contact Gail - 01780 757192. Includes a drink and goodie bag.

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

WOOLSTHORPE MANOR -The Manor House, Science Discovery Centre and Grounds open Saturday and Sunday. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolsthorpe

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.

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

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.

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, March 10

SPORT RELIEF BAKE SALE - The Pump, Oakham Market.

CHARITY DABBLE DAY - 10am-3pm, Market Deeping Community Centre, PE6 8PA. Arrive any time. Allow a couple of hours, no booking required. Admission £6 and accompanied children £4 for 3 dabbles all profits to Sue Ryder Care.

FIRST WORLD WAR WEEKEND - 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, The Museum of Lincolnshire Life. Contact 01522 528448 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/visiting/museums .

CHILDREN’S CRAFT CLASSES - 10am-12.30pm. Fabricadabra, behind The George, Stamford. £12.50/£15 including materials. Contact 07522193743, info@stamfordfabrics.co.uk. Also Saturday next week.

PINDER’S CIRCUS - 2pm and 5pm, Stamford Recreation Ground. 07578083755 or www.pinderscircus.co.uk.

DAD AND CHILDREN’S CLUB 10am-1pm. The Ark Family Centre, Catmose Primary School, Oakham. Free breakfast during the session and lots of activities will be available. Children of all ages welcome. Contact 01572 770121 or 720137.

PETERBOROUGH MAYOR’S BALL - The Marriott Hotel. Tickets £45 from 01733 452319 or e-mailing mayor@peterborough.gov.uk.

LAUGHTER CLUB - 1.30pm, Wake House, Bourne. Linda Nightingale lindilou1227@gmail.com

SPRING JUMBLE SALE - clothes, books, bric-a-brac and refreshments, 2pm, South Luffenham Village Hall. Organised by St Mary’s Church. Drop off items for the sale from 9-10.30am on the morning. Contact Ena Hornsblow - 01780 720160 or Helen Saunders - 01780 720688.

COFFEE MORNING AND FABRIC SALE - 10am-midday, Bourne Abbey Church Hall. Proceeds from the coffee sales and raffle will go to The Butterfield Centre in Bourne.

JUMBLE SALE - 2-4pm, Easton Garford School, Easton on the Hill.

FUN CASINO EVENING - 7pm, Bourne Corn Exchange. Tickets £15 including buffet and first bag of gaming chips. Available from Bourne Cricket Club members or Fovia, West Street.

EASTER PRIZE BINGO - 7.30pm, Castle Bytham Village Hall. In aid of senior citizens Christmas lunch. Angela - 01780 410629

COFFEE MORNING - with stalls, 10-11.30am, Bourne United Reformed Church.

SCAVENGING DAY - Bourne Wood, £5 per wheelbarrow of wood, all saws provided - £5 refundable deposit. Contact Sarah - 07760468052

JUMBLE SALE - 2pm, Tilton Village Hall. Refreshments available.

NCT BABY FIRST AID COURSE - 2pm, Stamford Hospital. Contact Lucy - 0844 243 6280 or e-mail stamfordnctchair@yahoo.com. Courses: Two hour session, £25 per person or £45 for a couple with discounts available for those on low incomes.

LAMBING TIME - until April 29, Sacrewell Farm.

LYVEDEN NEW BIELD - National Trust property, open Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm until March 14 then Wednesdays - Sundays, 10.30am-5pm until May when it will open daily.

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

FITNESS CLASSES - 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.

SUNDAY, March 11

RUTLAND RAMBLERS – Hallaton, 8 miles. All welcome. Contact 01572 822280

PINDERS CIRCUS - 2pm, Stamford Recreation Ground. 07578083755 or www.pinderscircus.co.uk.

DIAMOND WOOD TREE PLANTING - (rescheduled from February 5 due to weather), 2.30-4.30pm, Jubilee Woods, Kirby Road, Gretton.

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


PETERBOROUGH BUS WALKS - Elton Foray. Bus 401 from Queensgate bay 9 at 10.15pm ticket to Helpston. Walk Ailsworth, Water Newton, Peace and Plenty, Elton, Sibson Camp, Wansford, 12 miles. Rohan 01733 331393

LIFE CHURCH - Sermons at 10.30am at Stamford Queen Eleanor School, Green Lane, Stamford. Also March 18.

PETERBOROUGH WALKING CLUB - Somerby near to Oakham. Departs the Woodman, Peterborough at 8.30am and Danish Invader, Stamford at 8.50am. Distance 10 miles, ascent 260 metres. Contact walking.club@lineone.net or 07903872438

SPRING CRAFT FAIR - 10am-4pm, Moulton Windmill. Admission free. Refreshments available.

MAD MARCH AUCTION - 1pm. The Willows care home, Rippingale. Viewing from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday and 11am to 2pm on Sunday followed by auction at 2pm. Items can be included in auction on a commission basis or donated for sale. Contact Eileen - 01778 440773 or Wally - 01778 571396.

INDOOR CAR BOOT SALE - 11am-2pm, Essendine Village Hall. Pitches £5 from 01780 751711.

BRIGSTOCK ANTIQUE AND COLLECTABLE FAIR - 9.30am-3.30pm, Brigstock Village Hall NN14 3ET. Admission £1, accompanied children under 15 free. Refreshments Contact 01536 373786 OR 07802 868652,

WEDDING FAIR - midday-4pm, Stapleford Park. To register for free entry contact weddings@stapleford.co.uk, 01572 787017 or www.staplefordpark.com/weddings/

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

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

MEAN VALLEY ROLLER GIRLS - Beginner roller derby sessions at Catmose Sports, weekly 4-6pm. First session free, £5 after that. Kit available

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

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

MONDAY, March 12

STAMFORD FLORAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY - 7.30pm, demonstration by Tim Meakin entitled, Working with Nature. Easter themed bring and buy table. Visitors welcome. Contact Ann McLeod - 01780 470973.

CHURCH BINGO - good prizes, 7.30pm, Swinstead Village Hall.

STAMFORD HEALTH WALKERS - meet 1.45pm, Morrisons entrance, Doreen - 01778 590533.

LENT LUNCHES - midday-1.30pm, Bourne Methodist Church Hall. Admission £2.50 on the door. Everyone welcome. Further lunches will be held on March 16,23 and 30.

MONDAY LUNCH CLUB - weekly, at midday, Bourne Abbey Church Hall.

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

OAKHAM WALKING FOR HEALTH GROUP - weekly, 10.30am, St John and St Anne’s retirement complex, South Street. Contact Joyce and Bob Lucas - 01572 755718.

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 - 9.30-10.45am and 11-12.15pm, Uffington Village. Limited places, booking required, block bookings of 6 weeks. Also 6.30pm and 7.45pm, Empingham Audit Hall blocks of 6 weeks, £42 or drop in £8. Contact 07765 939903/lauracharlie@hotmail.com

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

ZUMBA - 9.30-10.30am, Little Bytham Village Hall. 7.30 - 8.30pm, Ketton Methodist Church Hall. 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

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

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.

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

RUTLAND CHORAL SOCIETY - meets weekly at 7.30pm, The Methodist Church, Northgate, Oakham. All singers welcome. Contact Dot Dickinson - 01664474611 for details.

TUESDAY, March 13

STORYTELLING BACKSTAGE TOURS - Behind The Curtain, led by resident storyteller Jo Blake Cave, £10 or £15 with afternoon tea and cake. The Royal and Derngate, Northampton - 01604 624811.

LENT LUNCHES - 12.30-2.30pm, Exton Village Hall. Contact Ann Bell - 01572 812594 to book a place.

CARLBY WI - 7.30pm, Carlby Village Hall. Speaker Michael Lee on The Corn Exchange Project.

GARDEN RE-LEAF DAY - events J Cole and Sons, Uppingham Road, Thurnby; Baytree Nurseries, Weston, Spalding. www.gardenreleaf.co.uk in aid of Greenfingers - magical gardens for children’s hospices.

COFFEE AND KURLING - 10am-midday, Ingoldsby Village Hall. In aid of St Barnabas Hospice services.

STAMFORD CHESS CLUB - weekly, 7.30-10pm, Cellar Bar, Stamford Arts Centre, Details David Lees - 07887 882388.

MEN OF THE STONES LECTURE - 7.30pm, The William Cecil Hotel, St Martins, Stamford, Speaker Dr Alex Holton on York’s Guildhall: Civic Powerbase in the Heart of a Medieval City. Members and visitors welcome. Admission £5.

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

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

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

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, Brook Hill School, Oakham. suepegelow@hotmail.co.uk

FITNESS CLASSES - Bollywood Dance Workout 7pm; Pilates 8pm, Barnsdale Hotel. Contact Judith Ewing - 07771866123.


RUTLAND AND STAMFORD EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD - Machined Textures workshop with Gina Ferrari, 10am-4pm, Easton-on-the-Hill Village Hall. £30 members, £40 non members including refreshments.

EDENHAM AND DISTRICT FARMERS’ DISCUSSION GROUP - 7.45pm, The Five Bells, Edenham. Speaker Colin Young of Golding Young on Auctioneering and Behind the Scenes with Antiques on Television.

DEEPINGS CAMERA CLUB - Panoramic Photography with Gareth Davies, 7.30pm, Deepings Community Centre.

SHORT MAT CARPET BOWLS - weekly, 6.45pm, Bourne Abbey Church Hall. Contact 01778 421891

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

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

TINY TUNES - for children under 5 years. Weekly, 1.30-2.15pm at Market Overton Village Hall. Contact Hilary 01572 768807.

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

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 - Scout Hut, Empingham Road, Stamford and 8-9pm Malcolm Sargent Primary School. 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

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

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

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

PRE-SCHOOL MUSIC CLASSES - Bambinos Baby Centre, Burghley Street, Bourne. Details Mary Harrison - 01529 497131.

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, March 15

OAKHAM AFTERNOON WI - A Librarian’s Tale, 2-4pm, Oakham Castle.

RUTLAND AND STAMFORD EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD - Mini workshop, sewing kit needed. Sumptuous Stitches with Jane Davies, 7pm for 7.30pm, Stamford Free Church, Kesteven Road.

FREE SEMINAR - How to Immediately and Massively Grow Your Business, 2-5pm, The Rural Business Community:

Seaton Grange Offices, Seaton, LE15 9HT

BOURNE GARDEN CLUB - annual meeting and quiz, 7.30pm, Bourne Abbey Church Hall. Contact Trevor Horn - 01778 570249.

STAMFORD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - 8pm, Great Casterton Church Hall. Print competition – Abstract followed by members evening.

New members very welcome. Contact 01780 751849. www.stamford-photosoc.org.uk

THURSDAY STROLLERS - Rutland Water Hambleton Peninsula. Meet 1.30pm, the fishermen’s car park. Walk around the peninsula, 5 miles. Hilary - 01733 265877

CHILDREN’S CATWALK SHOW - clothes on sale from 3-13 years. Tickets £1 for adults 50p for children from Sarah - 07546376239 or Sam - 07887528123, 6.30pm, Ryhall Primary School.

GREEN WEEK - open evening, 6-7pm, New College Stamford. Exhibition by organisations including Stamford Transition Towns, Stamford Community Garden, REG Windpower, eforgood. Talk by energy journalist, David Strahan From 7.15-8.30pm

To book your place at the talk contact Emma Ayers - 01780 484 300 ext 407 or emma.ayers@stamford.ac.uk

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/coffee and cakes 50p.

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

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

FREE WORKSHOPS - various crafts, weekly at Paint A Pot, Bourne, For more information contact 01778 720714.

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

SUPPLE STRENGTH - combining elements of yoga and pilates, 6.30pm, Edenham Village Hall, £3.50. Contact 07976818995 for details. AEROBICS - 9-10am, Great Casterton Village Hall. Contact Sam - 07887802621, sammcgreevy@hotmail.com

PPREGNANCY YOGA - 9.30-10.40am. Post Natal Yoga (can bring baby) 10.45am-midday, Stamford Arts. Blocks of 6 weeks, £7.50/class, please bring a mat. 07765 939903 or lauracharlie@hotmail.com

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

ZUMBA - 6-7pm Ryhall Village Hall and 7.45-8.45pm Cottesmore Village Hall. Contact Rachel 07815 838409.

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

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

FRIDAY, March 16

LINCOLNSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST - Bourne Group, Travels in Peru and Bolivia by Tim Hudson, 7.30pm, Bourne Methodist Church Hall.

QUIZ AND CURRY NIGHT - 7.30pm, Marholm Village Hall. In aid of Marholm Church. Quiz, curry, glass of wine or half pint of beer included in ticket price of £7. Contact 01733 269753.

FAMILY QUIZ - at Bourne Grammar School. Tickets £2 from the school office. Organised by the PTFA

COLLOSAL CAKE SALE - Stamford Market in aid of Help For Heroes. Soldiers from St Georges Barracks will be helping out.

SHIRE HORSE SHOW - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The East of England Showground, Peterborough.

COFFEE AND KURLING - 10am-midday, Ryhall Village Hall. In aid of St Barnabas Hospice services.

SATURDAY, March 17

BURGHLEY HOUSE OPENS - for the spring/summer season.

WOOLSTHORPE MANOR - Grantham. Hands on activities for National Science Week at Sir Isaac Newton Science Discovery Centre. Woolsthorpe Manor is open for the spring/summer season from Wednesday to Sunday. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolsthorpe or 01476 860338.

JUMBLE SALE - 1.30pm, Castle Bytham Village Hall in aid of local charities, Contact Angela - 01780 410629

St Patrick’s Pub and Pizza Night -

ST PATRICK’S PUB AND PIZZA NIGHT - fully licenced bar from 7.30pm, pizza orders until 8pm, St Patrick’s themed quiz, Carlby Village Hall.

COFFEE MORNING AND BRIC-A-BRAC SALE - books and refreshments, 10.30am-12.30pm, The Oddfellows Hall, Market Deeping. In aid of Help for Heroes.

TABLE TOP SALE - 1-3pm, Ryhall Village Hall. Refreshments, tombola, and raffle. Admission 30p, free for children. All tables have been booked