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

Friday April 17

An Introduction to Social Media for the Complete Novice, interactive discussion, bring laptops smartphones and tablets and a bottle of wine for a fun and informative evening, booking required, £2 donation.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Adrian Moore - organ, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm, refreshments available from 12.30pm, free admission, retiring collection.

Friday Focus free lunchtime talk, Archie Pitts, Chairman of the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens, will talk about the plans to restore the gardens to their heyday in the early 1900s. Archie will discuss the bandstand, the focal point of the gardens and the centre piece for many of the events that take place there, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Saturday April 18

Dancing to Strict Tempo, The Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8.15pm to 11pm.

Fimo clay making adult workshop, create Fimo jewellery with members of the Shelanu women’s craft collective, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £20 per person, to book call 742700.

Race Night, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk.

The John Steeds Band, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, from 9pm.

Find My Past.co.uk, find our more about the website, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, tickets £12, call 738959 to book.

St James’s Singers and Players, Bach Mass in B Minor, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £15 or £10, call 07502 939498 or buy on the door.

Faye Horne, live singer with hits from the 60s, 70s, 90s right up to present day, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club.

Upper Boddington Methodist church near Daventry celebrates its 150th anniversary, flower displays, memorabilia and children’s art work, from 1pm to 5pm. The event will also take place on Sunday April 19 from 1pm to 4pm followed by teas at the village hall until 5.15pm and a celebratory service at the church from 6pm.

Sunday April 19

Long Itchington Cricket Club, junior registration day, All junior practice is held on Sunday morning under the guidance of qualified coaches with matches played mostly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The club runs sides at under 11, under 13 and 15 age groups. Under 17s are encouraged to play in a senior Wednesday night league. For further information on registration timings or junior cricket at Long Itchington please contact Clive Haywood on 07967 830173 or clive@fwhaywood.co.uk

Recital by Soprano Victoria Wilson accompanied by Antoine Mitchell on the piano, St Nicholas church, Warwick, free admission, from 3pm.

Monday April 20

Try the Sport of Flat Green Bowls for free, with qualified coaches, all ages welcome, Royal Leamington Spa Bowling Club, Victoria Park, Leamington, from 6.30pm and every Monday thereafter, car parking available in Archey Road or the old tennis courts, for more information call chairman Trevor Briggs on 855077.

Behind the Scenes at the Warwickshire County Record Office, Learn how to use the record office, tour the strongrooms, view original records and discover how Warwickshire’s records are cared for,

£5 per person, call 738959 to book tickets.

Spring Flower Walk with Cubbington Action Group Against HS2, through South Cubbington Wood, two-mile walk which lasts about 90 minutes, leaving the King’s Head in Church Hill at 10am, bring suitable footwear, children and dogs on leads welcome, walks are free but donations to the group are appreciated, for more information call 425283.

Tuesday April 21

A film entitled ‘Sell-Off’ about ‘what’s really happened to the NHS’ will be screened at The Friends’ Meeting House, High Street, Warwick, from 7.30pm. The film runs for about an hour and entry is free.

Wednesday April 22

Meet the author, Professor Edith Hall who will be talking about her new book Introducing the Ancient Greeks, Lord Leycester’s Hospital, Warwick, Tickets £3.50 (or £2.00 concession) available from Warwick Books, Market Place, Warwick, call 499939.

Thursday April 23

Charity Fashion Show, raising money for Cancer Research UK and featuring Revolve of Leamington, Mallory Court Hotel, from 7pm for reception drinks, two-course dinner and coffee from 7.30pm, tickets £35 or £325 for table of ten, there will be a fundraising raffle with all profits from the evening going to the charity, call 07771 817758.

Taxidermy Live, visit the Market Hall Museum in Warwick after hours and enjoy a night of demonstrations, films and talks to do with the fascinating world of taxidermy. from 7pm to 9pm, £12 includes a free glass of wine or soft drink upon arrival, bar available, suitable for over 16s. call 412501 or go online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

Radford Road Church Film Club, showing Much Ado About Nothing, Radford Road church, Leamignton, from 2pm, team and cakes served, £2 per person.

Friday April 24

The Jolly Rodgers, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Friday Focus Free Lunchtime Talk, Emma Woolshed of In the Wool Shed will discuss her passion for natural dyes, natural fibres and India, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Saturday April 25

Drink and Jive, rock and roll band playing covers from over the years. Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club.

Pilgrim Puppets Presents The Good Samaritan, St Mark’s church, Milverton, from 2pm, children and families welcome, refreshments will be served.

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Beethoven, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £12, concessions £10 and £2 for children and students, call 0247 661 2688 or buy on the door.

Spring Craft Fair and Cafe, stalls, homemade goodies, gifts, vintage, art work and more, St Mary’s church, Leamington, from 10am to 4pm, for more information call 778505.

Lost Traditions - Flint Knapping, find out how early man and prehistoric people made their survival tools. Watch Karl Lee demonstrate the production of arrowheads, handaxes and spearheads and then you will have an opportunity to make your own stone tool, St John’s Museum, Wattlewood Room, Warwick, from 10am to 4pm, £35 per person, call 412132.

The Lillington Ladies’ Choir with special guests The Royal Naval Association Male Voice Choir. An evening of traditional and popular songs, with favourites from musicals and shows, Radford Road church, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £5, call 313027.

Elvis tribute, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk.

Parkinson’s UK -Leamington & District, at the Royal Priors in Leamington for Parkinson’s Awareness Week, for more information about the branch call 714385.

Sunday April 26

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Beethoven, Town Hall, from 7.30pm, Leamington, from 3pm, tickets £12, concessions £10 or £2 for children and students, call 0247 661 2688 or buy on the door.

Justin’s Open Mic, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, from 3pm to 7pm.

Tuesday April 28

Warwick Horticultural Society, Talk by Paul Smith, Head Gardener at Charlcote House, Methodist Church Hall, Barrack Street, Warwick, from 7.30pm.

Wednesday April 29

Meet the author Ruth Scurr, who will be talking about her new book John Aubrey, My Own Life.

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 7pm, tickets £3.50 (or £2.00 concession) available from Warwick Books, Market Place, Warwick, call 499939.

Thursday April 30

Warwick Poetry Reading Group, featured poet Jonathon Swift, Warwick Quaker Centre, High Street, from 7.45pm, new memebrs welcome, call 511969.

Friday May 1

Leamington Music Festival Weekend, celebrating a century of festivals Pump Room, The Parade, Leamington, event runs until Tuesday May 5, for list of concerts visit www.leamingtonmusic.org, call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk

Maggie Bartmanis mezzo-soprano, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm.

Saturday May 2

Dancing to Ron Technics, The Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8.15pm to 11pm.

Matti Fantasi, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Sunday May 3

Spring Flower Walk with Cubbington Action Group Against HS2, through South Cubbington Wood, two-mile walk which lasts about 90 minutes, leaving the King’s Head in Church Hill at 2.30pm, bring suitable footwear, children and dogs on leads welcome, walks are free but donations to the group are appreciated, for more information call 425283.

Monday May 4

Southam Lions May Day Fete, stalls, toys and games, penny arcade, bouncy castle, Punch and Judy, Ice Cream, Raffle, face painting, book stall, refreshments, Bowling Green car park from 2pm, to hire a stall call 814294 or visit www.southamlions.org.uk