Plenty to see and do across the region over the next few weeks.
TOWCESTER: Charity quiz night, at The Rockin’ Horse, from 8pm, teams of up to four people £2.50 per person, raising funds for the Northants Association for the Blind.
BUCKINGHAM: The Kings Head, live music with Puretone.
SYRESHAM: Scarecrow Festival and Open Gardens Weekend, June 23 and 24, from 10am. Scarecrows all over the village, competitions, stall and games and several open gardens, art exhibition featuring the works of local artists in the village hall.
BICESTER: St Edburg’s Church coffee morning, 10am to noon, St Edburg’s Church, plants, cake stall, toys, CDs/DVDs, refreshments, entry is free and all proceeds go to St Edburg’s Church.
TWYFORD: 7.30pm, Church of St Mary, Twyford, Music in Quiet Places, Schubert Octet, Anton Reicha Clarinet Quintet, admission £8, village walk at 6.30pm.
BUCKINGHAM: The Kings Head, Tombraider disco back by popular demand.
Sunday, June 24
Silverstone: Open Gardens, 2pm to 6pm. Ten gardens open plus two pocket parks. Exhibition of local art, needlework and beading. Cream teas at St Michael’s Church in the village centre where you can also buy admission programmes with maps, £3 per adult, children free.
WESTBURY: Church fete, 2pm onwards, Brackley Morris Men, cream teas, coconut shy and family fun. Please come along.
Buckingham: 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Lenborough Singers’ Jubilee Concert - popular songs from the last 60 years at St Bernadine’s Church, Chandos Road. Tickets £8 (£6 concessions) from The Duke’s Music (closed Monday) and the Old Gaol.
PATTISHALL: Pattishall Parish Hall and Playing Field will hold a car boot sale, raising funds for refurbishment. Sellers can set up from noon, with buyers from 1pm. There will be hot refreshments. Pattishall Parish Hall and Playing Fields are located in School Road, Astcote, near Towcester NN12 8NN.
Monday, June 25
BUCKINGHAM: Bingo at West End Bowls Club, 7.30pm, everybody welcome.
Tuesday, June 26
BUCKINGHAM: Weekly poker night, free to play, at The Kings Head.
TINGEWICK: The Red Bullets performing at Tingewick Village Hall, June 29, 8.30pm. Tickets £6 with subsidised bar prices, available from 01280 848843 or 848460.
BUCKINGHAM: Buckingham Choral Society Summer Concert, June 30, Buckingham Parish Church, 8pm, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, opening concert of the Buckingham Summer Festival, tickets £12 adults and £5 under 18s, from The Duke’s Music, Market Hill, Tourist Information Centre, The Old Gaol, on-line at www.wegottickets.com and choir members.
PRESTON BISSETT: Come and Try angling sessions for children, June 30 and July 14, hosted by the Buckingham and District Angling Association, sessions at Woodfields Lake, 2pm to 4pm, places limited to 10 children per session. Tickets can be obtained from Seahawks, Brewery House, 4 Castle Street, Buckingham. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILVERSTONE: NCT Towcester and District branch is holding its NCT Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party at Silverstone Pavillion on Sunday, July 1, from 2pm to 4pm.
BLAKESLEY: Blakesley and Woodend Village Hall. Comedy night, July 4, 7.30pm doors, 8pm start. Two comedians Edinburgh Festival preview shows. Jarred Christmas, who has appeared on 8/10 Cats and Buzzcocks, and Northamptonshire’s own Andrew Bird. Tickets £5. Janet Clark, 01327 860461, email email@example.com.
BUCKINGHAM: Buckingham Athletic Sports and Social Club annual meetins, July 6, from 8pm at the clubhouse.
Blakesley: Blakesley and Woodend Village Hall. Blakesley Live and Kicking 2012. July 7, 7.30pm to 11pm. Local musicians appearing include Shunters – folk trio, Dave & Rob – melodic duo, Floss & Co, NIMBY and all the way from Dorset, Ken and Steve. Tickets £10 (including food). Angela Locke, 01327 860594, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUCKINGHAM: Buckingham Twinning Association, French boules, July 13, in the Cattle Pens. Barbecue, wine, beer and refreshments, register early if you want a game, sign on at 7pm.