Out and About guide for November 29 to December 5

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CHRISTMAS BINGO: Melton Royal British Legion, 7.30pm, for Melton Stroke Club

CENTRE STAGE: To Drive The Cold Winter Away, four-part harmony and dazzling musicianship from Coope, Simpson, Fraser and Freya, Burton-on-the-Wolds Village Hall, 7.30pm. Call 07930 317245


WHOLESALERS SALE: Ends of line on giftware, Christmas decorations and jewellery, Edmondthorpe Social Club, 6pm-9pm, free entry

CONCERT: Seasonal songs with singer and actress Jackie Morrison and international mezzo soprano Thora Ker, Langham Parish Church, 7.30pm. Tickets £15 in advance only - email church@langhaminrutland.org or call (01572) 723533 or 757435 - to include mulled wine/soft drink and canapes. All proceeds to the church and Kids Company


CHRISTMAS FAIR: Gift stalls, cards, cakes, plants, music, hand-made goodies, mince pies, mulled wine and more plus a visit from Santa, Dove Cottage Day Hospice, Statherm, 11am-3pm. All welcome, free parking, entry by donation

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Sherard School, Melton, 11am-2pm

CENTRE STAGE: American traditional roots music from Buffalo Gals, Peter’s Church, Redmile, 7.30pm. Tickets 07970 387240

CHILDREN’S DISCO: The Stute, Asfordby Hill, 2pm-4pm, in aid of Asfordby All Saints’ Roof Fund, £3.50 for over fours, £2 for under fours. Call 07955 624928

COFFEE MORNING AND HOME-MADE CAKE STALL: Melton United Reformed Church, Chapel Street, 9.30am-11.30am

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Stalls, cakes, tombola and raffle, Catherine Dalley House, Scalford Road, Melton, from 10am

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Handmade cards, crafts, Christmas decorations, toys, cakes, 
tombola and raffle, Samworth Centre, Burton Street, Melton, 9.30am-3pm

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Somerby Primary School, 1pm-4pm, all welcome

CHRISTMAS PARTY DANCE: Sequence, ballroom and Latin and American supper, C&J Sound, The Stute, Asfordby Hill, 8pm til latre, £4 plus raffle in aid of Melton Shopmobility. Details (01664) 850133

CHRISTMAS TREE AND CRIB FESTIVAL: Langham Church, 10am-7pm (and Sunday 10am-4pm), admission £2.50 with accompanied children free. Refreshments available and live musical performances throughout the weekend. All proceeds to the church and Kids Company


INDOOR BOOT SALE AND CRAFTS: Bag a bargain and enjoy refreshments, Scout hut, Queensway Old Dalby, 9.30am-1pm, free entry, proceeds to the Scouts. Details: Jenny (01664) 820383

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Fine local produce, hampers, chocolates and Christmas goods polus light lunches, bar and refreshments, raffle, 
Rempstone Village Hall, 10am-4pm

CHRISTMAS FAIR AND MARKET: Twenty-plus market stalls plus Christmas tree hurling, games, competitions and community carol 
singing, Langar Primary School, noon-3pm


THEATRE: Riding Lights Theatre Company presents its warm-hearted and hilarious retelling of the Nativity story Give It Back Mak! at Melton Baptist Church, 7pm. Hour-long show for families with children aged five-plus. Tickets £5/£2.50. Call (01664) 857179


CENTRE STAGE: A Brassy Christmas with Ian Jackson and James Stretton. Your seasonal favourites performed on 26 brass instruments, Twyford Village Hall, 7.30pm, bar and raffle. Tickets £8/£5. Call (01664) 840774


MUSICAL: Back to the 80s, Long Field Academy, Melton, nightly until Friday. 
Tickets £6/£5 and family £18. Call (01664) 561234

CENTRE STAGE: A Brassy Christmas with Ian Jackson and James Stretton. Your seasonal favourites performed on 26 brass instruments, Plungar Village Hall, 7.30pm. Call (01949) 860257