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Here is a list of what’s on in the area

Friday November 7

Rena and the Renegades, live music, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.

International Model Boat Show, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, near Leamington, also on Saturday November 8 and Sunday November 9, visit www.modelboatshow.co.uk

Riff Raff, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk

Tango Warwick, autumn season with Maria Solero, classes: beginners, 6.30pm to 7.15pm, improvers 7pm to 8pm, intermediates 8.15pm to 9.15pm, practical 9.30pm to 10.30pm, St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington.

Saturday November 8

Canal Open Day, walk down the drained lock chamber to learn about the work needed to restore the brickwork and lock gates and for a view of the works taking place, Lock 8, Napton, from 10am to 3.30pm

Fair Trade Sale, Castle Hill Baptist church, Warwick, from 10am to 12.30pm.

The 27th annual Round Table bonfire night held at Kenilworth Castle will start at 5.30pm, and the bonfire will be lit around 45 minutes later and fireworks from 7pm. Visit various town shops or www.kenilworthroundtable.co.uk for tickets.

Balsall Common Lions club and Berkswell and Balsall Common sports association will host a charity bonfire and fireworks display on Lant Playing Field. Gates open at 6pm. Tickets priced from £3 for children and £7 for adults. Available from Angela Jaynes Florist, Oakes Farm Shop and Motorist Discount Centre.

The Printed Word: Newspapers & Books for Family History, Warwickshire County Record Office. This workshop will show how to find newspapers in libraries, record offices & on-line, from 9.15 am to 12.15pm, £12 per person.

A Country Market will take place at the Dorothea Mitchell Hall, Claverdon. Open from 9.30am-2.30pm and admission is free. The event has been organised by Claverdon Gardening Group. There will also be a raffle and refreshments available.

Cubbington Methodist Church is holding a Festive Fair 11am to 2pm; stalls include raffle, preserves, tombola, cakes, biscuits, wood turned items, toys, Christmas goods, lucky bags and much more. Soup, hotdogs and burgers served from noon. Admission £1 including refreshments.

Southam Sports and Social Club will hold a skittles night for all ages from 8pm. All welcome, continues till late.Free entry on the door.

Abbey Hill United Reformed church will host a grand coffee morning and autumn fayre from 10am to midday. Refreshments and various stalls, free admission. All welcome.

Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir with Beauchamp Sinfonietta and more, performing Handel’s Messiah, All Saints church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 7.30pm, www.rlsbc.org

Cosmetic Making Workshop, Make you own Christmas presents and food, St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 11am to 1pm, £15 per person.

The film War Horse will play at the Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth at 7.30pm, running time 126 minutes, rating 12. Tickets £5, £4 concessions,

Sunday November 9

Leamington Rambling Club, seven to nine-mile walk, Wixford, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am, call 496974.

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Kenilworth, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm, call 881055.

Monday November 10

The Whitnash Society, talk and presentation by Cllr Parminder Singh Birdi on his year in office as Whitnash Mayor, Whitnash Sports & Social Club, 
Heathcote Road, from 7.45pm, visitors welcome for nominal fee of £2 per person.

Tuesday November 11

Singing for the Brain, for people with dementia, their carers and family and friends, using singing to bring people together, Brunswick Healthy Living Centre, Shrubland Street, Leamington, from 10.15am to 11.45am, call 888899.

Andrew Davies will be talking about Dylan Thomas and adopting literature for television at a joint meeting with the Leamington Society and the Leamington Literacy Society at Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, at 7.30pm. £6 members, £8 non members.

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra will be playing at The Zephyr Lounge, Leamington, 8p-11pm, tickets £8.

www.leamingtonassembly.com

‘Singing for the Brain’ session at the Brunswick Healthy Living Centre, Shrubland Street, Leamington, 10.15-11.45am.

Tea and friendship from 2.30pm in the Elizabeth Room of Kenilworth Parochial church hall. Make friends and meet new people and enjoy a morning of new company. Lifts can be arranged by contact with Jacky on 512227, Anne on 858677 or Barbara on 777367.

wednesday november 12

An evening of musical entertainment with Daniel Watt, Leamington and District Organ and Keyboard Society, at The Sydenham Community Centre, Chesterton Drive, Sydenham, Leamington. 7.30pm start. £8 at the door. Enquiries: Call Beryl on 01926 427493.

Kenilworth All Together Greener meets at the Kenilworth Centre at 7.30pm where speakers will look at opportunities to take action in the reuse, repair, recycling sphere. All welcome. Details from Jan 857226.

Mince pie and Mulled Wine Shopping Evening, The Open Door Cafe, Slade Hill, Hampton Magna, 7pm to 9pm.

Thursday November 13

Warwickshire Plant Heritage Group, talk by Vivienne McGhee the former chairman of the Hardy Plant Society on Successes and Disappointments in the Garden, raffle, plant table, tea and coffee, The Great Hall, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 7.30pm for 7.45pm start.

Parkinson’s UK, Leamington and District Branch, speaker Alan jennings on Leamington Bombings, The Sydni Centre, Marloes Walk, Sydenham, call 853023.

Takacs String Quartet at the Royal Pump Room, Leamington, playing Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. 7.30pm start. Tickets £22.50 and £17.50 reserved. £12.50 unreserved.

Free Antiques Valuation Day with Hansons Auctioneers, jewellery expert Kate Bliss of Bargain Hunt fame and Lars Tharp of Antiques Roadshow fame will be present, St Francis of Assisi church hall, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, from 10am to 4pm, donations to the NSPCC.

Kenilworth Family History Society, speaker from Coventry Road Transport Museum, Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.

Friday November 14

Southam Lions presents an evening of poetry at the Graham Adams Centre, Southam. Prizes will be awarded to the 2014 winners of the Southam Lions Poetry Competition and an open mic session will be held. 7.30-9.30pm.

Hat Evening, co-hosted by Hats & Co and Save the Children this event give people the opportunity to learn about the history of hats over nibbles and a glass of wine, proceeds to Save the Children’s Ebola Appeal, 39 Regent Street, Leamington, from 7.30pm, £5 per ticket, call 313153.

Friday Focus Extra, Dr Silvia Pinches will present An Imperial Visitor in Leamington Spa, commemorating the visit of Napoleon in 1838, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm to 2pm, free, no need to book.

The King Biscuit Boys, acoustic blues, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk

Tango Warwick, autumn season with Maria Solero, classes: beginners, 6.30pm to 7.15pm, improvers 7pm to 8pm, intermediates 8.15pm to 9.15pm, practical 9.30pm to 10.30pm, St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington.

Saturday November 15

Diatonic, Edward Jenkins piano and Bernard Sutton conductor, I Want To Be In America, music by Copland, Gershwin and more, Kenilworth methodist church, Priory Road, from 7.30pm, tickets £7, call 882898 or visit Presto Classical in Leamington.

Southam’s Charity Christmas Card and Gift Sale, buy your Christmas cards and gifts directly from the charities and then treat yourself to tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes. Southam Congregational Church (opposite the Wood Street Car park), from 10am to noon, free admission.

Baginton Art Group Annnual Exhibition and Sale of Original Paintings, Baginton Village Hall, 10.30am to 4.30pm, free entry, refreshments available.

Dancing to Laurence Knight Duo and Bingo, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8pm to 11pm.

Kenilworth-Uyogo Friendship Link fundraising quiz. Starts at 7.30pm at the Leyes Lane school. Includes fish and chips and raffle. Tickets £8 from Kenilworth Methodist church.

Armonico Consort perform Brahms Requiem, St Mary’s church, Warwick, www.armonico.org.uk

Swop Shop, buy good quality second-hand children and adults’ clothing and accessories at low prices, The Warwick Arms Hotel, from 12.30pm to 4pm, £2 entry.

Jay Kays, live music, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.

Explore Your Archive, tours, displays and taster sessions relating to Warwickshire in the First World War, bring along your own family documents and stories relating to the subject, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 2pm to 5pm, taster sessions at 2pm and 3.30pm cost £5 - lasting one hour and must be booked in advance, call 738959 or visit http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/warwickshire-county-record-office/

Sunday November 16

Leamington Rambling Club, seven to nine-mile walk, Dunchurch, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am, call 496974.

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Chesford Grange, Leaves Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm, call 881055.

Leamington Royal Naval Association Male Voice Choir, Autumn Concert, St Nicholas church, Warwick, from 3pm, free admission, refreshments available.

Wednesday October 19

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Whitnash and Radford, pub food at the finish, meet at the car park opposite Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre at 9.30am, call 496974.

Thursday November 20

2014 Leamington Music Prize Winners the Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo, and evening of Spanish and Latin American guitar music including works by Albeniz, Villa-Lobos and Piazolla, Victoria House, Willes Road, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £17.50, call 334418 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org