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THE Rotary Club of Towcester has organised a family fun day on Monday, August 29, at the Recreation Ground.

There will be a dog show with 14 different categories, prizes in pedigree and novelty classes with an entry fee of just £1. Duck races with prizes of up to £100 and a top children’s prize £50 will also take place.

Other attractions include stalls, main ring activities, refreshments and music to add to the fun.

> CLAYDON House is to hold a pirate-themed event on Monday, August 29.

The fun starts at 11am and will continue to 5pm. To find out more, you can call 01296 730349 or email claydon@notionaltrust.org.uk .

> WADDESDON Manor will host a Quantum Theatre adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic, Great Expectations on Saturday, August 27, from 5.30pm.

Tickets are £12.50 for adults and £9 for children. For booking information and general enquiries call 01296 653226.

> BICESTER Town Council is putting on a Battle Proms event in aid of Help For Heroes. The event will take place at Garth Park on Saturday, September 3.

The band of the Royal Logistic Corps will headline. There will be an uplifting firework finale where traditional proms songs will be sung and flags will be waved.

MC for the evening is Charlie Ross, a favourite of BBC series Antiques Roadshow and Flog It.

Thanks to the generous nature of local retailers and a sponsor, all profit from ticket sales will go directly to Help For Heroes.