Led by Phill Burrell on guitar. Small group jazz and Latin classics in a relaxed style.

3-5 Hempstead Road, Kings Langley, Tuesday, January 3. Details: 01923 262982

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A)

Many years before Harry Potter first set foot in Hogwarts, a Magizoologist (Eddie Redmayne) makes a brief stop in New York, but he is waylaid when a magical menagerie of wondrous creatures escape from his briefcase. Now he has to get them all back before the Muggles find out!

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, January 1, 2pm and 7pm. Details: 01923 225671

New Year’s Eve Comedy

Come and see the New Year in with one of the best comedy line ups in the country including Christian Rilley, Andrew Bird, Alistair Williams and Jim Smallman!

The Comedy Loft, 76 The Parade High Street, Watford, Saturday, December 31, 8pm. Details: 02037403700

Strictly Come Hospice

Dust of your dancing shoes and join us for our very own ballroom dancing competition. Like watching Strictly Come Dancing? Ever fancied learning to dance yourself? How about performing in front of an audience of cheering friends and family? Well this is your opportunity to have your own Strictly experience by taking part in our very own ballroom dancing competition Strictly Come Hospice! Starting in January next year we'll provide you with seven weeks of dancing lessons with professional dancers from Paul Alex Dance Studios before you get to perform your routine in front of a panel of expert judges and an audience of 500 at the Strictly Come Hospice Grand Finale with a chance to crowned champions.

The hospice is holding an information evening on Thursday, January 12 for anyone who is interested in the event. Peace Hospice Care, Peace Drive, Watford, Details: 01923 335373

An Evening with Ruby Wax

Join Chorleywood Bookshop for any evening with a remarkable woman and start 2017 on a positive note, embarking on a journey to a more mindful and less frazzled existence. Comedian, mental health campaigner and best-selling author, Ruby Wax shows us all how to de-frazzle for good by making simple changes that give us time to breathe, reflect and live in the moment. Let Ruby be your guide to a healthier, happier you. You’ve nothing to lose but your stress…

The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, Friday, January 6, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 283566

New Year’s Eve Snow Ball

Start 2017 with a sprinkling of snow with Watford Colosseum’s New Year’s Eve Snow Ball. Gather your family and friends, like your gathering snow for a snow ball fight, and dance ‘til you drop!

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, December 31, 7.30pm. Details: 02036 598914,