Kick off your weekend with a coffee morning in Brackley.
BRACKLEY: Coffee morning by the Brackley Wildlife Trust, in the town hall, cake stall, bric-a-brac and raffle, 10am to noon.
Sunday, October 21
STOWE: Free family fun at Stowe Landscape Gardens, 11am to 3pm, Grow With Stowe programme, planting spring bulbs, donations welcome.
BUCKINGHAM: Nearly new sale, Buckingham Community Centre, 2.30pm to 4pm, children’s clothes up to eight years, maternity wear, nursery equipment, admission £1, details www.buckinghamcharity.weebly.com.
Monday, October 22
BRACKLEY: Wildlife Trust meeting, Work of Woodland Trust and Jubilee Woods Project, an illustrated talk by Lawrence Bee of the Woodland Trust, 7.30pm, Brackley Methodist Church, £2 entrance, everybody welcome.
Tuesday, October 23
BUCKINGHAM: Annual Friends of the University lecture will be given by the artist Anthony Green RA, 6.30pm, Ian Fairbairn Lecture Theatre, Chandos Road, free, all are welcome, chance to meet the artist over drinks afterwards. Details from the university at 01280 820115 or at www.buckingham.ac.uk.
Wednesday, October 24
BUCKINGHAM: Talk by Ed Grimsdale, Buckingham: Royal and Loyal, The Old Gaol, 7.30pm, tickets from museum shop, £4 in advance £5 on the door, 01280 823020
Future and ongoing events
BUCKINGHAM: October 26, Buckingham Old Gaol quiz night, 7.30pm. Teams of four (can be made up on the night), limited space so buy early, £7 tickets from the museum shop to include light supper, bring your own alcohol, some soft drinks available.
BUCKINGHAM: Coffee morning at Well Street United Church, all welcome, bric-a-brac and cake stall, 10am to noon.
BRACKLEY: 5th Brackley Scouts jumble sale, Saturday, October 27, 10am to noon, in the Scout Hut, Beaumont Crescent, clothes, shoes, books etc. Refreshments available.
BUCKINGHAM: Comedy night, October 28, Old Town Hall, featuring Adam Bloom with support acts Richard Morton and John Gordillo. Over 18s only. Tickets on sale at Villiers Hotel and the Old Gaol. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm performance.
STOWE: Scary Stowe, Hallowe’en activities, October 31, story telling sessions, 11am and 2pm, find the hidden bats in the New Inn, Hallowe’en walk. Details 01280 817156 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe.
WINSLOW: Winslow and District Fundraising Committee For Willen Hospice coffee morning, Public Hall, on November 3, 9.30am until noon, tea, coffee and soft drinks, mince pies and biscuits, cakes and preserves, raffle, tombola, books and jigsaws, League of Friends shop goods, bric-a-brac, knitteds.
BUCKINGHAM: Best Dressed Guy competition. Bring your guy along to the paving outside the Old Gaol on November 3. Judging at 1pm. Entrant must be under 16. Prizes for the best entry from a group £50, £10 for the best individual entry. No entry forms or entry fee needed.
THORNBOROUGH: Traditional Guy Fawkes Night, November 3, torch lit procession at 6.30pm from the Two Brewers pub, gates open at 7pm, entry £5 adults, £3 senior citizens and children, fire lit at 7.15pm, firework display from 7.30pm to 8pm, hot drinks, food.
MAIDS MORETON: Saturday, November 17, Beaujolais dance extravaganza, Maids Moreton Village Hall, 7.30pm, welcome in the new Beaujolais Nouveau and learn a few dance moves at the same time. Tickets £8 from Geoff Shaw on 01280 812547.
THORNTON: Thornton College Christmas fayre, November 17, 11am to 3pm, see www.thorntoncollege.com for more details.