It’s Christmas! Do not forget to see what’s going on before and after the big day

There’s lots to see and do around the region

Today, Friday

MAIDS MORETON: Crib service aimed at children at St Edmunds Church, from 3pm, Christmas story and carols, followed by carol service from 6pm.

WAPPENHAM: Carol and Christingle service, at Wappenham Church, from 6pm.

Boxing Day

LITTLE HORWOOD: Duck race, see all the action at The Brook, from midday.

TOWCESTER: Grafton Hunt Boxing Day meet, Easton Neston House, from 11am, weather permitting,

BLISWORTH: Funk and soul at the Walnut Tree Inn, with Cousin Avi, music starts at 9pm, free entry.

Monday, December 27

WINSLOW: Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase annual hunt, Winslow Hall, 11am.

GREATWORTH: Brackley Morris Men festive tour, starts at The Inn, in Greatworth, from 11am, visiting Brackley Market Square at midday, at The Red Lion, in Evenley, at 1pm.

On-going events

BUCKINGHAM: Christmas tree hunt around the Old Gaol, until December 31, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, £1 plus usual admission fee, details 01280 823020.

GREAT HORWOOD: Football Club training sessions every Saturday morning, from 10.30am, at the football pitch on Nash Road, more girls aged eight to 14 needed, wear football boots or trainers, jogging bottoms, shin pads and a warm waterproof jacket, details Frazer on 01296 7122522.

Future events

MAIDS MORETON: New Year’s celebrations in the village hall, with music by James Goff, December 31, from 8pm until late, grand raffle and whisky draw, tickets £14, including supper, bring your own drinks and glasses, details and tickets 01280 822163 or 01280 812751.

BRACKLEY: Brackley and District History Society meeting, Chris Baizley talks about Brackley and the Great Central Railway, January 5, 7.30pm, Methodist Church, members free, £2 for visitors.

WINSLOW: Buckingham and Winslow Film Society screening of Lourdes, January 7, from 7.30pm, at the Winslow Centre, in Park Road, admission £1.50 members, £4 non members, details 01296 651336.

PADBURY: Bingo with charity raffle in aid of Milton Keynes Hospital Intensive Care Department, in the village hall, on January 7.

WINSLOW: Cane and Able Club meeting, in the St Laurence Rooms, 2.30pm, January 8.

ADSTOCK: Meeting of the Adstock and Padbury Garden Club, January 11, in the village hall, Victor Scott on plant hunting in the Soviet Union.

ARDLEY: Ardley and Fewcott annual dinner, January 22, Fox and Hounds, 5pm. Bookings required by January 15.