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Thursday

MUSIC

A K Disco’s Karaoke. O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Jam Night. The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am

Corby Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm, St Andrews Church of Scotland (Church Hall), Occupation Road, Corby. www.corbymalevoicechoir.co.uk

Karaoke. The Fox & Quill, Npton, 8pm-late

The Mantas. The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Admission Free.

The Acoustic Sessions. Featured artists followed by open mic session at Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Free entry

Fiori Musicali Quartet. Perform music by Bach & Goldberg. Cranford Hall, 7.30pm. £20 & £15. www.fiori-musicali.com or 0333 666 3366.

Bluegrass Jam Session. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village, 7pm – 9pm www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. All our items are genuinely baked, grown or crafted by local individuals and are “fairly traded”.

Clubbercise Northampton with Marie.New dance fitness class set in a darkened room with disco lights & glow sticks. Caroline Chisholm School, 7.30-8.15pm. £6 a class. www.facebook.com/Mariesclubbercise

Whist Drive. Boothville Village Hall, Npton. Doors open 7.15pm. £3 otd.

Community Craft Club. For hand crafters of all levels, meet every Thurs, Kingfisher Hotel, Golf & Leisure Club, nr Deanshanger, 10.30am-12.30pm. Free.

Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society meeting. Philatelic Auction.St Mary’s Primary School, Fuller Street, Kettering, 7.30pm.

Exploring Watercolour Techniques with Richard Allen. Art course at Lamport Hall, 1-4pm. Booking essential 01536 724866 or richard388allen@btinternet.com

The Ramblers Northampton Evening Walk. Leisurely (5 miles). Start 7pm, The Spencer Arms, Chapel Brampton. Use the car park if staying after the walk, otherwise park considerately nearby. Walking via Church Brampton, Brampton Valley Way & Brampton Halt. No stiles. Unsuitable for dogs.

Strawberries & Fizz Evening. St John The Baptist Church, Chelveston, 7.30pm. Chelveston Chorus entertains. Tickets £7.50 from Sharron Smart 01933 622020

Friday

MUSIC

Disco and Karaoke. The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Live Music. Malt + Bass, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, 7pm.

J for Jazz. play “trad” at The Locks Inn, Foxton Locks, Nr Market Harborough, 12.30-2.30pm. Gig is free. Good food, lovely views and happy Jazz. Call 01162 791 515 to book a table if eating.

Mat Roberts Duo. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

OTHER

Street Dance Class. Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm to 4.45pm. £4

Quiz Night. Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon, 8pm.

Bingo. Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7.30pm to 9.45pm

8-16 Yrs Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. (Coaching), 5-6.30pm. £4/session. Kingsthorpe College (next to the Uni), Boughton Green Road. 07708 679452

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. www.tangsoo.net

Fitsteps Class. Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall, behind Waitrose, 10am

Tai Chi. Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4.

R-Zone Club. For young people aged 8-13 years at the Community Ctr, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm to 6pm. 07979 152746

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm

Gentle Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Craft Club. 11am to 3pm, Church Hall, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Kettering. Bring your own craft project or take part in a demonstration workshop. For info call Sue Shipham 07733 341674. £3.

Relax Kids. New course at Stanwick Village Hall, 10-11am. Songs to sing, games to play, dance, stretch and relax. More info call Jo on 07972 680411.

Learn to Dance. Foxtrot to Lindy at, James Lewis Court, Cherry Orchard, 1.30pm

Bouquets & Handties Workshop. Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Towcester Farmers’ Market. Richmond Road car park, 9am to 1pm. Profits to support local charities.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Northampton Abington Street, Close to Central Library, 9.30am-1pm

Saturday

MUSIC

Karaoke Disco. Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm till late

Live Music. Malt + Bass, 7 High Street, Corby Old Village, 7pm.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Matt Jackson from 8pm.

Jay Bigby. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

The Lincoln Noel Trio. Perform “Usual Nonsense” at St Mary the Virgin, Great Brington. Churchyard opens 6pm/Concert begins 7.30pm. In aid of The Friends of St Mary’s Tower Appeal. Advance tickets only - £10pp/25 family of 4 from John Lawrence, 10 Ine Court, Little Brington, NN7 4EZ or call 01604 770680.

Rockin’ the Park. Brixworth Country Park is the venue for a music, beer & cider festival (& Jul 10), gates open 9am. Finish times, Sat 11pm & Sun 10pm. Tickets £30-£37.50. www.rockinthepark.co.uk

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. The Lord Byron, Npton

Newton Bromswold Barn Dance. 7pm. Tickets £10 adults/£5 children available from The Swan.

The Vogons. (Blues/Rock ‘n’ Roll) at Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry

Aquarius. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Nightshift. Rushden WMC, Griffith Street, 8.30pm.

Dale Diamond. Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Ketteirng, 8,45-11.30pm. 7pm. Free.

Variations Choir Concert. Songs for a Summer Evening. In aid of Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance at United Reform Church, London Road, Kettering, 7.30pm. Tickets £5, £2.50 under 12s and available otd, inc light refreshments.

THEATRE

Nene Valley Dance. It’s Showtime, The Core at Corby Cube, 3pm. Box Office 01536 470470

OTHER

Military Fitness Class. For adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. For info www.bpt-uk.com

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kingsley School 10am to 11.15am. www.tangsoo.net

Saturday Stage Stars. For 5-8 years at Stanwick Village Hall, 11.15am. £10.50 per week. 45 mins drama, 45 mins Jazz dance, 45 mins singing. Call Lucy 07788 983403

Harrington Aviation Museum. – come and learn about Spies, Supplies & Dangerous Skies. Covert Warfare in World War 2. Open 10am to 5pm (Sundays also)

Volunteers Morning. Desborough Pocket Park. Free soup and a chance to chat when we finish. Accompanied children are welcome and can try their hand at pond dipping. For more info call Keith 07923 915580 or email keithnb1945@gmail.com

Luna Flix Outdoor Cinema. Mamma Mia, East Carlton Country Park, 8.30pm. Tickets www.lunaflix.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles) Culworth. Meet nr the Church in Queen Street, 10am. For info ring leader 01604 450946

Whist Drive. Great Easton Village Hall in the Welland Valley, cards dealt from 7.30pm. £2.50pp. 01536 770784

Salcey Saturdays. Salcey Forest, 10-12pm or 1-3pm. Aimed at families who fancy a morning or afternoon outside exploring wildlife and the wilder side of life. Children £7.50 ea (discounts available), adults £1.50. Suitable for ages 4+. Reduction for multiple bookings. www.fireandair.org

Duston Parish Summer Fayre. St Luke’s Church, Duston & The Rectory Garden (Main Road), 11am-3pm. Northampton Pipe Band at 1pm and Roll the Dice. Free.

St Mary’s Church. Woodford Flower Festival & Fete on The Green. 2pm, The Green Various stalls, live music with Sarah & G-string,. Woodford Wheelbarrow Challenge at 2pm on The Green.

The Ramblers Northampton Afternoon Walk. Leisurely (6.3 miles). Start 1.30pm, The Sun, Mill Road, Kislingbury, Park considerately in Mill Road. Refreshments available at the start of the wlak at the Sun Inn. Leisurely 3 village summer walk along the Nene way from Kislingbury to Heyford Wharf returning along the Midshires Way via Bugbrooke. 6 stiles.

Finedon Local History Society Exhibition. About the work of Finedon Urban District Council 1895-1935. Heritage Centre, 71 High Street, Finedon, 2-4pm (Sat & Sun until Aug Bank Holiday). Free entry.

Antiques & Collectors Fair. Northampton Market Square, 9am-4pm. Various stalls selling a good range of antiques, vintage & collectables.

The Kaleidoscope Club. For adults with learning difficulties, coffee morning in the parish rooms at Market Place, Kettering, 10am-12noon.

Earls Barton Giant Yard Sale & Garden Sale. From 10am. Over 100 venues taking part. Maps at £1 can be obtained from local outlets, come and grab yourself a bargain.

Open Garden. 312A Newton Road, Rushden, (& July 10), 2-5pm. Vintage garden implements on display.

Summer fete. St Andrew’s Church, Berrymoor Road, Wellingborough, 11am to 2pm.

Sunday

MUSIC

Bullit’s Karaoke. The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Karaoke. Jekyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo and Hoy. Queens Park WMC, Npton

Navy and Marine Club. Lorne Road, Northampton. Entertainment every Sunday from 8pm. Free entry.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, 3-D Trio from 8pm.

Rutland Organ & Keyboard Music Club. Magical Afternoons of Live Music. Market Overton Village Village Hall, Main Street, doors open 1.45pm. Admission £6 otd.

Camerata Singers Concert. Inspired by Shakespeare in St Peter’s & St Paul’s Church, Abington (the Church in the Park), 3pm. Admission by donation to the church. Tea & cakes afterwards.

Mikki Jons. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

NMPAT Generations. Derngate Auditorium, 2pm/7.30pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Morning Worship. Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.

Badminton Club. Duston Sports Centre, Npton. For more info call Jay 07946 631449

Fotheringhay Village Hall. Sunday Tea, 3pm to 5.30pm. Tea and Cake £2.50.

Quiz. The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Teams of 4, £1pp admission. Cash prize.

Yoga Class. The Elgar Centre, 1A High Street, Upton, 10am to 11.15am. Bring yoga mat, water and blanket. £7, £5.50 concessions for students and those on a pension.

Tried skinny dipping on holiday?. Join us in Northampton on a Sunday evening for naturist swimming, steam & sauna. Contact Carol 0870 765 4326 or email nsg@nsgswim.org.uk for further details.

The Ramblers Northampton Circular Day Walk. Moderate (13 miles). Start 9.15am, Calverton road car park, Stony Stratford, Weedon Bec. (or 8.30am from Church Lane, adj to rear entrance Holy Sepulchre Church. Lunch alfresco.

Northampton Ramblers Morning Walk (6 miles). Meet 10am Axe & Compass Inn, 14 Carlow Road, Ringstead. Varied walk round Kinewell Lane and along the Nene Way to the villages of Woodford & Denford.

Donkey Derby. (fundraising event) at Nether Heyford Playing Fields, first race 1.30pm. Stalls, bar, food, donkey rides, inflatables and grand raffle. www.heyfordcricket.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (6 miles) from Turvey. Meet nr Three Cranes, Church Terrace, 10am. 01933 275070/07790 916974

Anyone for Tea. St Helen’s Church, Saddington afternoon tea, 3-5pm, providing a welcome rest for ramblers, cyclists & visitors alike. Toilet facilities available, seating inside and outside weather permitting.

Car Boot Sale. Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info. Tel 07712 114819

Monday

MUSIC

Karaoke. The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm to 7pm

Acoustic Open Mic. The Woolpack, Rothwell from 9pm.

Rockin Roadrunner, Northampton. Club night for disabled people with music from Dolly and a wide variety of entertainment, 6.30pm

OTHER

TCB Pub Quiz. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp

Bingo. Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.30-11.15pm. All welcome.

Just Voices. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 7-8.15pm. stuartpauljenkins@gmail.com or 01604 717866

Iyengar Yoga. 9.30am to 10.45am, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Northampton Morris Men. 8pm to 10pm. Instruction is given.www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Gretton Netball. Plays purely for recreational purposes, is non-league based and is a fun way to exercise. For 18 and over. Multi Use Games Area at Recreation Ground, off Kirby Road, 7.25-8.30pm. £1

PETANQUE.Abington Park, near the Bowling Green, 10am-12noon. More details call 01604 642265.

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm

Mums & Tots Group. St Mary’s Church, Little Harrowden, 9.30am.

Monday Lunch Club & Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton. 2.30pm

Tuesday

MUSIC

Just Voices Community Choir. 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, entrance from rear of Waitrose. Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthews Church), www.nmvc.co.uk

B D Lenz. Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9-11pm. Admission free.

THEATRE

Gangsta Granny. Derngate Auditorium, 7pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Oliver!. Royal Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Yoga for Well-Being. Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton 9.30am to 11.30am. Free yoga for the local community

Body Balance. Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. 07958 382720

Iyengar Yoga. 7pm to 8.30pm, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Line Dancing. Stanwick Village Hall 7.30pm.

Ukelele Club. Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. Email saraspadmusic@outlook.com to see which group will suit your needs or call 0203 004 6770

Natter Morning. Grange Resource Centre, Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering, 10am-12noon.

Absolute Beginners Dance Class. – Ballroom and Latin, Weston Favell CE Primary School, Westwood Way (off Wellingborough Road), Npton, 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Piccolos Music Club. Stanwick Village Hall, 1045-2.45pm. Singing, stories, games, dancing, puppets and learning. £4 entry, £2 for any extra siblings. More info www.piccolosmusicclub.co.uk or call 07990 615359.

The Ramblers Northampton Morning Walk. Leisurely (4.5 miles). Start 10am, Jubilee Fields free car park, Weedon Bec.

Tea at Two. All Saints Church Hall, Wellingborough, 2-4pm. Contact Fred Raitt 01933 677988 for further info.

Table Talk. The Happy Sandwich Café, Limehurst Square, , 12.15-1.15pm. Time for a cuppa & a chat about different topics each week, ie relationships, work, burnout, justice, forgiveness, well-being etc.

Painted Volcanoes. A place where writers can meet, read out and discuss their latest work. Meet fortnightly upstairs at The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm. More info www.paintedvolcanoes.weebly.com

Craft Tutorial. The Meeting Room, St Matthews Church, Kingsley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Kit and and project for the craft that week will be covered by the small fee (£10), with a demo and support to make the kit during the session. Crafts inc needle felting, wirework jewellery, card making and mosaic.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (3.5 miles) from Walgrave. Meet at Manvell Farm Tea Room, 1.30pm. For info ring leader 01604 714704

Wednesdsay

MUSIC

Acoustics Night. Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.

Jazz & Blues. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8.30pm. Free entry

Acoustic Session. The Cuckoos Nest, Clare Street, Npton, 8.30pm. All welcome.

Freight Train Jam Night. Thomas A Beckett, St James Road, Npton, 9pm.

Legends Open Mic. Kitty O’Shea’s, St Peter’s Way, Npton, 8pm

Guy Tortora Band. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

Austin Pickers. Country Music Scene, Headland Pub, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

THEATRE

Gangsta Granny. Derngate. 10.30am/1.30pm. 01604 624811

Oliver!. Royal Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Craft Club. Knitting, stitching and cardmaking. Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play.

Apollo Badminton Club. Playing at Moulton School, 7.30-9.30pm. 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College on Boughton Green road (next to the Uni). £5.

Phil Hollis’ Mighty Music Quiz. The Lord Byron, Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, 9pm

Pilates for Beginners. Abington Bowling Club, 1.50-2.50pm. £5.

Over 30s Sports Sessions. Multi Use Games Area, Gretton Recreational Ground, 7-8pm. Run by a sports coach from Corby Borough Council. £2.

Meet New People. Grange Resource Centre, 10am-12noon. Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering.

Bellydance Classes with Fulya. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church Rooms, 1 Church Lane, NN1 3NL. Beginners, 6.45-7.45pm £5 otd or £4 in a block in advance OR Advanced, 8-9.30pm £6 otd or £5 in a block in advance.

The Ramblers Northampton Morning Walk. Leisurely (4.5 miles). Start 10am, The Three Coneys PH, Thorpe Mandeville.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Daventry Town Centre, nr Shopmobility, New Street, 10am-1pm.

Northampton Ramblers Evening Walk. (3.5 miles). Meet 7pm Spencer Arms, Chapel Brampton,

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.5 miles) from Arthingworth. Meet Bulls Head PH, 9.30am. 07748 618089