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Local Events York House Centre Events Fundraising Quiz Night 7.00pm-10.30pm. Saturday, 17 March Ioan Eklund is going to Swaziland with World Challenge to build community care points. The quiz will raise funds to cover his costs. Tickets £10 per person includes food (payable in advance) firstname.lastname@example.org 078130 60392 andrea.eklund.14 york-house.org.uk Richard Grainger @ The Songloft 8.00pm–11.00pm Friday, 2 March (doors open 7.15pm) Room 2.3 - access via York House rear entrance, one flight of stairs. Tickets £9.00 (on the door) Richard Grainger is a talented British folk scene artist. 'Widely respected songwriter and guitarist with a captivating vocal style'. 01908 611074 email@example.com Friends of the Song Loft thesongloft.co.uk Eatstreet Friday, 2 March Popular gourmet and exotic streetfood feast, scheduled for the first Friday in every month. Classical and Latin American guitar music concert 8.00pm-10.30pm (Doors open 7.30pm) Saturday, 3 March Don Perera returns with his own enchanting guitar repertoire and works by other composers. £8.00 (£5.00 children & students) Tickets: York House Centre or wegottickets.com/event/427006 07894 562150 donpereraguitarman@ hotmail.com donadamperera donadamperera.com York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ york-house.org.uk York House's cash only bar offers real ale, cider, lager, wines and soft drinks. Room 2.3 SongLoft events operate bring-your-own drinks. Proceeds to York House Centre & community events fund. Potterspury Players Doors open at 7.00pm 22, 23, 24 March (Thursday –Saturday) Let’s Pretend by Vanessa Brooks is a comedy set in Hotel Nova Paradise. It’s seen better days but it’s still a home away from home for the long stay British pensioners wintering in Majorca. As layers of deceit peel away, everyone is left exposed to the dangers of pretence and deception. Tickets £8 from Potterspury Cottage Stores Towcester & District Art Society Easter Exhibition 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday, 31 March, 10.00am-4.30pm Sunday, 1 April 10.00am-4.30pm Monday, 2 April Towcester Town Hall Sale of quality framed original paintings and greeting cards by local amateur artists at very reasonable prices. Excellent for presents. Coffee/tea and homemade cakes on sale & a raffle. Free admission. towcesterart.com DeanArt Art Exhibtion 10.00am-5.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 7-8 April Deanshanger Memorial Community Centre, Little London, Deanshanger, MK19 6H Exhibition showing a diverse range of paintings from 16 local artists. Styles include watercolour, oils and mixed media. Subjects include landscape, animals & abstract. Demonstrations and meet the artists. Homemade cakes & refreshments served to raise funds for the Community Centre Free entry and a warm welcome Stony Stratford Bowls Club Open Day 10.00am- 4.00pm Monday May 7 - Bank Holiday Introduction to the sport. Tea and coffee. All are welcome (young people aged 10+ to be accompanied by an adult). Try out your skills to see if the game of bowls is for you. stonystratfordbowlsclub.co.uk 6 Please mention Essentially Local when responding to advertisers
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