Gearing up for Father’s Day

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IT’S Father’s Day on Sunday, but he’ll not want to spend time strolling the shops.

He hates that, but he is partial to checking out the undercarriages of classic cars every now and then.

Luckily Woburn Abbey is hosting a Fathers’ Classic Day out then, ain’t it?

A classic motor show and autojumble stands will get him all revved up, but the entry fee of £8 (£7 for seniors and £2 for kids) will also allow entry to the Antiques Centre, shopping village and Abbey attractions.

Kids will be catered for too, with a teddy bears picnic (and free goodybag for everyone who brings along their favourite bear).

Gates open at 10am, the event rolls through to 4pm.

> SPEAKING of cars, and we were, Olney’s Three Hares Gallery is currently hosting a fantastic show by city based artist David Purvis.

The gallery, located inside the Cowper & Newton Museum, has more than 40 original paintings, framed prints and calendars for sale...

Motoring & Art around Olney is open to view Tuesday through to Saturday, 10.30am-4.30pm, right through to June 30th, but this Saturday afternoon from 4pm, David will be on hand at the show to answer any questions you have about his work.

David also undertakes commissions.

Visit www.olneyart.co.uk or a call 07889 914129.

> IF your dad is something of a bookworm, pop along to Waterstone’s in Midsummer Place on Saturday, and pick up a copy of Navegator.

The page-turner by Towcester author Geoffrey Iley is the product of 11 years of hard graft.

The former engineer has set his story in Mallorca, in 1993 when a chain of events begins that threaten Vasco Valseca and his family.

Vasco is a gifted computer scientist and mathematician, and his ancestors include a legendary navigator.

The intuitive skill inherited from his forebear inspires him to create Navegator, a software program capable of pinpointing the exact geographical location of any internet activity.

But he is blissfully unaware that his creation is the focus of furious international activity...

Geoffrey will be in store from 10.30am on Saturday, signing copies...

> THE Fox & Hounds in Stony Stratford has recently introduced a comedy session to its schedule, and the funny factor returns to the snug this Saturday night, from 8pm.

With it being Euro 2012, funny man Joe Seville and his fellow giggle bringers have opted for a football themed comedy night...in which case I would imagine John Terry will be a popular topic!

Joe will compere with Paul Wogan, and hoping to shoot the one liners and grab a giggle-some goal will be Chris Ashton, Gary Sansome, Lee Cotton, Sophie Richardson, Daphna Baram and George Rowe.