Don’t let the winter cold freeze your spirits - find some entertainment

See what’s going on across the region.

Today, Friday

TINGEWICK: Performance by Kevin Montgomery and the Roadtrippers, 8pm, in Tingewick Village Hall, tickets £15 in advance from The Duke’s Music in Buckingham, the Royal Oak, in Tingewick or on www.empty-rooms.com, £17 on the door.

Saturday, January 15

GREATWORTH: Cheese and wine evening, at 2 Hickman Close, tickets £6 including first drink, available from Sharon Froom on 01295 711771 or Kate Gibbs on 07590 551416.

TOWCESTER: Make a scrapbook page and get started with this lovely way to present your memories at Towcester Library, 2pm to 4pm, £10 per person, places limited, bring two photos of the same event/person/pet, details Emily Truslove on 01327 703130 or Towcester Library on 01327 350794.

Tuesday, January 18

HELMDON: Start of a 10-week course on The Great War: A Cultural History, run by the Workers’ Educational Association, 7.30pm until 9pm, in the Reading Room, Church Street, no booking required, try week one with no obligation, course £48.75 or free if receiving Jobseekers’ Allowance or certain other benefits, details from Richard Farquharson on 01295 760079 or email rcfarquharson@hotmail.com.

Thursday, January 20

GAWCOTT: Messy Church, at the Holy Trinity Church, 4pm to 5.30pm, games stories and songs, juice and biscuits provided, bring an old shirt or apron, details Rev Ros Roberts on 01280 813162.

Future events

BICESTER: Burns Night Supper, at Wyevale Garden Centre’s Four Seasons Restaurant, January 25, from 6pm to 8pm, tickets £15.95, available on 01869 242248.

FARTHINGHOE: Limes Farm, January 26, 7pm for 7.30pm, bangers and mash night, tickets £20, available from Limes Farm, 01295 712490.

WINSLOW: Meeting of the Winslow and District Art Society, January 27, at the Winslow Centre, details from Alicia Vaux on 01280 813733.

TOWCESTER: Family history and heritage scrapbooking sessions, Towcester Library, January 29, February 12 and February 26, basics of family history research, each session 2pm to 4pm, £10 per session per person with a discount if you book in for all three sessions up front, bookings and details Emily Truslove on 01327 703130 or Towcester Library on 01327 350794.

EASTON NESTON: St Mary’s Church quiz night, February 4, 7pm, teams of up to six people, ploughman’s supper and pudding, bring your own drinks and glasses, tickets £5 from Helen Garton 01327 359382 or the benefice office 01327 350459, no toilets.