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Whats On 30-11-12

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Current Events in Lancashire

Theatre

Preston

Season’s Greetings

Well loved comedy by Alan Ayckbourn who observes the conflict and humour of family life at Christmas. 7:30. Tickets: £7 Broughton Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton, Preston. Opens Wed, Nov 28 until Sat, Dec 1.

Lancaster

Daniel Sloss

Daniel has toured internationally, sold out four Edinburgh Fringe seasons and to top it all, has recently left home! 8pm. Tickets: From £10 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Fri, Nov 30 only.

Treasure Island

All aboard the good ship Hispaniola for The Dukes’ brand new Winter adventure. Performances daily. Tickets: From £5 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Fri, Nov 23 until Sat, Jan 5.

Josie Long - Romance & Adventure.

Trying to keep going when you’re tired out politically and personally. It covers Josie’s exploits climbing a mountain and the pitfalls of turning 30. 8pm. Tickets: From £10 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Sun, Dec 2 only.

Bolton

A Parson’s Tale

An enthralling one-man play set in 1895 England starring Bob Young (The Rochdale Pioneers) as Reverend J T Smith. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £6 Bromley Cross Village Hall, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton. Fri, Nov 30 only.

Manchester

War Horse

The Lowry will stage a nine-week run of the National Theatre’s award-winning War Horse, as part of the internationally acclaimed production’s first UK tour.

Tickets: Standard £32 - £35, Peak £39 - £50 Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester. Opens Tues, Nov 20 until Fri, Jan 18.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

With Ken Kercheval, Steven Houghton, Claire Sweeney and Wendi Peters. 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.00pm

Mon 24 Dec, 2pm & 6pm, Thurs 27 Dec, 2.00pm & 7.30pm,

Mon 31 Dec, 2.00pm & no evening performance

Signed performance: Thu 6 December, 7.30pm.

Captioned performance: Wed 2 January, 7.30pm.

Audio described: Thu 3 January, 7.30pm. Tickets: From £22 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005. Opens Fri, Nov 30 until Sat, Jan 5.

Liverpool

Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles

Brian Epstein, one of Liverpool’s favourite son’s; charting his adult life from his drama school days to managing the biggest pop group in the world. Thu and Sat Matinees: 2.30pm, Mon–Sat Evenings: 7.30pm. Tickets: From £10 The Epstein Theatre, Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 888 4411. Opens Thurs, Nov 15 until Sat, Dec 1.

St Helens

Cinderella

With real life Shetland ponies, stunning sets, fabulous costumes and loads of unmissable pantomime magic, this show is the perfect festive treat. Daily. Tickets: From £7 St Helens Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744 756 000. Opens Fri, Dec 7 until Sun, Jan 13.

Music

Rock

Friday, Nov 30

The UK Pink Floyd Experience

With state-of-the-art sound and a spectacular light show, the aim is to perfect the atmosphere of the great Pink Floyd in concert! 8pm. Tickets: From £14 The Muni, Albert Road, Colne, near, Blackburn. Tel: 01282 661234.

Saturday, Dec 1

Limehouse Lizzy

Formed in 1993, and recently crowned by Billboard as one of the hardest working bands in Britain. 7pm. Tickets: £14 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Elbow

Elbow return to their hometown to celebrate the release of their long awaited B sides album Dead In The Boot. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £29.50 Manchester Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. Tel: 0844 847 8000.

Pop

Friday, Dec 7

Orbital

The godfathers of Melodic British Electronica, and key players in dance music’s mainstream crossover, return to Lancashire. 7pm. Tickets: £24 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Jazz

Sunday, Dec 2

Crofters Jazz Club Christmas Grand Raffle Jazz Party

With ‘The Jeriatric Jazz band’ featuring vocalist Terry Desmond, accompanied by 5 of the northwest’s top jazz musicians. 8pm. Tickets: £6 Crofters Jazz Club, Crofters Hotel, A6 Garstang, Preston. Tel: 01772 709923.

Sara Creeney

8pm. Bangla Fusion Restaurant, Much Hoole, Preston. Tel: 01772 610800.

Soul

Charity Northern Soul Night

Quality across the board soul with today’s current dancers. All money is going to help raise money for a project being led by 6 young people in yr 13 7.30pm-12.30am. Tickets: £3 OTD Carr Hill High School, Royal Ave, Kirkham. Tel: 07980 848120.

Preston’s Got Soul Christmas Special

Preston’s ultimate Northern Soul night returns for a special Christmas knees up. 9pm. Tickets: From £10 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Wagontown

Bluegrass/Celtic trio. 9pm. Ye Olde John O Gaunt, 53 Market Street, Lancaster.

Wagontown

Bluegrass/Celtic Trio 9pm. Waggon & Horses, Bent Lane, Leyland.

Classical

Neil Campbell & Friends In Concert

Liverpool’s most sought-after guitar virtuoso is joined on stage with some very special friends, Nicole Collarbone, Anne Taft, Perri Alleyne-Hughes 8pm. Tickets: £12.500 St George’s Concert Room, William Brown Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 410.

Brass Bands

Brindle Brass Band Christmas Concert

Music, mince pies, mulled wine. 7.30pm. Tickets: £6 Brindle Community Hall, Water Street, Brindle, Chorley. Tel: 01254 825173.

Choral

Preston Cecilian Choral Society - Handel’s Messiah

Accompanied by the Lancashire Sinfonietta and invited soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music under the baton of Director Marco Fanti. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £14 The Minster, Preston. Tel: 01772 456666.

Miscellaneous

Victorian Dad

With songs crafted and honed on the move, there’s something more than a little multi-cultural in these undeniably catchy cuts. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £5 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Christmas Concert with the Amarillo Band

7.30pm. Tickets: £6 New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston.

Nightclubs

Friday, Nov 30

It’s Friday Night

Every Friday. 10pm - 3am. Admission: £5/NUS free. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Fridays@The Warehouse

Three floors of rock, metal and indie. Every Friday. 10.30pm - 2.30am. Admission: £2 b4 11pm; £5 after. The Warehouse, St Johns Place, off Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 253216.

Indie Fridays

11.30pm-4am. Tickets: Free entry before midnight if on guest list. £3 after Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Saturday, Dec 1

Saturdays@The Warehouse

Three floors of new indie, classic indie and modern rock. Every Saturday. 10.30pm - 2.30am. Admission: £2 b4 11pm; £5 after. The Warehouse, St Johns Place, off Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 253216.

Punk/Soul/Glam/Ska/New Wave

11.30pm-4am. Tickets: Free entry before midnight if on guest list. £3 after Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Tuesday, Dec 4

Jam Night

Our aim is to bring live music back to the Church Street/Fishergate area of Preston using this fabulous venue to do it. Every Tuesday. The Bull & Royal (Formerly the Old Bull), 141 Church Street, Preston.

Wednesday, Dec 5

Northwest Big Student Night

The North West’s number one indie/alternative club night. Every Wednesday. 10pm - 3am. Admission: £5 NUS/£6 others. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Thursday, Dec 6

Skint vs Waster

Selected drinks from £1. Every Thursday. 10pm - 3.30am. Admission: £4 b4 11pm; £5 after. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Pubs / Clubs

Friday, Nov 30

Comedy Night

Gear up for another great evening of stand up comedy at the ACE Centre’s monthly comedy night, featuring 3 great comedians and an MC! 8.15pm. Every First Friday of the month. Tickets: From £7 ACE Centre, Cross Street, Nelson, Burnley. Tel: 0844 8884406.

Sunday, Dec 2

John Warburton, Harriet Dyer, George Zach, MC Danny Deegan

8pm. Tickets: £9/£7 advance or meal deal £12 The Lancaster Comedy Club, The Borough, 3-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 64170.

Continental Open Mic Night

First Thursday every month – Free entry contact 01772 499425. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425.

Crossbill

New Preston acoustic band performing with Dan Donnelly (Levellers, Oysterband etc) and Deadwood Dog. All ages welcome. 4-8pm. Dog and Partridge, Preston.

The Funky Onion

Funk is where you find it. All are welcome to come along, dance, have a laugh and be unsteady. 9pm. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499 207.

Trembling Bells, 3D Tanx, Plainview

21st century troubadours, joyously attempting to synthesise traditional folk forms with the bathetic romanticism of country music. 9pm. Tickets: £6 advance The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499 207.

Tuesday, Dec 4

Open mic night

Bring yourself & your instrument for an evening of entertainment 9pm the first Tuesday in the month. Red Lion, Wheelton, Chorley. Tel: 01254 830241.

Wednesday, Dec 5

Pete & Lynda’s Open Mic/Band Night

Full PA, drums and backline provided. Bands, musicians and vocalist welcome. Last Wednesday of every month. 8 - 12pm. Free admission. The Red Lion, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 07821 293655.

Scroobius Pip ‘Spoken Word’ Tour

Pip’s spoken word might be poetry, but not as you know it: as surprising, biting and rhythmic as any of his turns on the mic with Dan Le Sac. 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Thursday, Dec 6

Pete & Lynda’s Open Mic Night

Instruments and PA set-up provided. Every Thursday. 8.30 - 11.30pm. Free admission. The Wheatsheaf, Croston Road, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 07821 293655.

Acoustic Open Mic

Every First Thursday of the Month. 8-11pm. The New Britannia, Heatley Street, Preston.

Dance

Daily Dance Classes

DanceFusion

Salsa, modern jive and line dancing, classes in Hoghton, Longton and Leyland. Beginner and intermediate classes. Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.

Friday, Nov 30

Fever Dance Company

Children/adult classes daily. All ages and all levels taught. From VideoPop to Cheerleading or Latin and Ballroom. Also weekend social dances and monthly dinner dances. Visit www.feverdancecompany.com for more information. Fever Dance Studio, Mornington Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 703704.

Reeders Dance Studio

Children/adult classes daily. All ages/all levels taught with fully qualified teachers. Competition work, shows, medals or just for fun. Cheerleading, street dance, freestyle/disco, RnR, ballroom, latin, salsa, line, ballet & tap and wedding dances. Reeders Dance Studio, Primrose Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 704651.

Modern Sequence Dancing - new dances taught

Latest dances taught. Every Friday and Wednesday. 1.30pm - 4pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 452786.

Line Dancing

With DanceFusion. Easy/intermediate class/social 7.30 - 10pm. Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.

Dancing “The Next Step”

Latin, Ballroom, Sequence and much more including workshops on Salsa, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, etc. Qualified teachers teaching you at your own pace. Various times. The Preston Marriott, Broughton; The Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane and Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Saturday, Dec 1

Strictly Saturdays

Dance the night away. Every Saturday. 8.15pm - 12am. Fever Dance Studio, Mornington Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 703704.

Social Sequence Dancing

Saturdays 7.30 - 10pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 452786.

Dance Classes

Ballet, lyrical, tap, Greek and modern jazz taught every Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Times: 8.30am - 2pm (Sat); 4 - 7pm (Mon, Tues & Weds). Sylvia Goff’s Centre of Theatre Arts, Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 467542.

Social Dancing

Ballroom, Sequence, Latin, RnRoll

Latino Line

8pm. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston.

Charity Dance

Ballroom and Sequence dancing to our live organist Peter Wild. Line Dance and Rock & Roll. Raffle, Licensed Bar, Car Parking. In aid of Life Education 8pm. Tickets: £4 OTD. Our Lady & St. Edwards Social Centre, Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston.

Monday, Dec 3

Leyland Morris Men

Regular dance tuition. Every Monday. 7.30 - 9.30pm. Guide Hut, off Fox Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 337999.

Phil’s Salsanorthwest

Join the Latin fever. Learn hot and spicy Salsa and Merengue in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 7.15pm. The Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07899 866408.

Line Dancing

Nice and easy class - with DanceFusion. 1 - 2.30pm. Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.

Tuesday, Dec 4

Phil’s Salsanorthwest

Join the Latin fever. Learn hot and spicy Salsa and Merengue in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 7.15pm. Ewood Park WM Club, Bolton Road, Blackburn. Tel: 07899 866408.

Newburgh Morris Dancing

Women’s traditional Morris dancing. Every Tuesday. 7.30pm. Hilldale Village Hall, Lancaster Lane, Hilldale, Parbold, near, Wigan. Tel: 01695 723100.

Libertybelles Line Dancing

With Dave & Kath. 8 - 11pm. Every Tuesday. School Lane Working Mans Club, St Aidens Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01253 352591.

Western Express Country & Western Line Dance Club

With Dougie. Every Tuesday. 7.30 - 10.30pm. Tickets: £3.500 BAE Social Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 01772 720708.

Wednesday, Dec 5

Ballroom & Latin Dance Class

All proceeds to charity. 7.30 - 9.30pm. Admission: £1 (inc. tea & biscuits). St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Chapel Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 259085.

Ballroom/Latin/Rock n Roll

Adult classes. Beginners welcome. 8-9.30pm. Longridge Civic Hall, Calder Ave, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 704651.

Line Dancing With Ann and Carole

Every Wednesday. Beginners 7.30 - 8.30pm; intermediate 8.30 - 10.30pm. Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 712231.

Tea Dancing

Learn new dances with old friends and dance old dances with new friends. All welcome. Every Wednesday. 2pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 617010.

Thursday, Dec 6

Modern Jive/French Jive Dance Classes

All abilities welcome. Enjoyable Exercise. Meet Brilliant New Friends. Beginners class 8pm intermediate 9 15pm freestyle until 10 30pm. ST ANTHONYS SOCIAL CENTRE, CADLEY CAUSEWAY, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07576707708.

Phil’s Salsanorthwest

Join the Latin fever. Learn hot and spicy Salsa and Merengue in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 7.15pm. Bello’s Restaurant, Friargate, Preston. Tel: 07899 866408.

Sequence Dancing

With Fred and Audrey. Every Thursday 7.30 - 10pm. New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 01257 272276.

Daily Dance Classes

Latin, Ballroom, Sequence, Salsa, Argentine Tango and much more. Please call for all details on classes and very competitively priced private lessons. Various times. Broughton, Samlesbury and Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Sales

Friday, Nov 30

Coffee Morning

Cake Stall, Games, Good as New Stall, Bottle and Chocolate Tombola. 10am-12noon. Tickets: Admission 60p to include tea or coffee and biscuits. Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Fox Lane, Leyland.

Coffee Morning

Good as new stall, homemade cake stall, bottle and chocolate tombola, games and raffles. 10am-12pm. Tickets: Admission 60p to include Coffee or Tea and a Biscuit. Fox Lane Sports Club, Fox Lane, Leyland.

Saturday, Dec 1

Poinsettia themed Advent Craft Fair

The Guild Horns will be playing at 11 30am and refreshments will be served throughout the sale. 10.30am-1.30pm. Ashton Methodist Worship and Community Centre, Wellington Rd, Ashton, Preston.

Christmas Song Fair

Lunches and refreshments. Come and meet Santa! 10am-2pm. Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 717415.

Christmas Fair

Games, Plants, Raffle, Tombola, Cakes and lots more. 10am-12.30pm. 5th Preston Scout Hut, Douglas Hall, Behind St Cuthbert’s Church, Lytham Road, Fulwood, Preston.

Christmas Fair

Santa’s Grotto, Grand Raffle, Face Painting, Tombola, Christmas Crafts, Seasonal Gifts, Cakes, Games etc. Everyone welcome. 1-5pm. Walton-Le-Dale Primary School, Severn Drive, Walton-Le-Dale, Preston. Tel: 07880 541956.

Christmas Fayre

Crafts, cards, cakes, jams, games, coffee and cakes and meal deals at lunch time. Bring a letter to Santa.

10am-2pm. St Saviours Church Hall, Bamber Bridge, Preston.

Christmas Fair

Tinsel, music, lights and Santa himself as well as stalls, gift ideas, festive food, grand raffle with £100 first prize, tomblas, games, cake stall. 12noon-3pm. St Aidans Church, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston.

St James Church, Shireshead, Christmas Fair

Cakes, gifts, children’s activities, Father Christmas and much more! 2pm. Forton Village Hall, Forton, Lancaster.

Sunday, Dec 2

Father Christmas

Step into a winter wonderland and see the hall transformed into the magical Narnia. Make the perfect start to the festive season and meet Santa. Noon to 2pm. Hall open 11am to 4pm. Tickets: Entrance £3 adults / £1 children. To meet Father Christmas costs £6 includes child’s entrance to the hall, craft and a gift Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston. Tel: 01254 812010.

Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Fayre

Photo’s with Santa, Dan & Husky wolfpack, Tombola, cake stall, face painting and lots of fun and games. Join in the fun to raise funds for the centre. 10am-4pm. RSPCA Preston & District shelter, Slack Cottage, Longridge Road, Ribbleton, Preston.

Table Top Sale

Get ready for Christmas - come sell your things. Helping you create space and money! Bacon butties

Tea and coffee, cakes, toys and more. 10am-4pm. 9am start for sellers. Tickets: £20p entrance fee, £10 per table. Croston Community Centre, Croston, Leyland. Tel: 01772 601321.

Special

Friday, Nov 30

Christmas lights switch on with Black Lace

With Skelmersdale Community Singers and the Ormskirk Ukulele Club, West Lancashire’s Town Crier, Don Evans and Skelmersdale Prize Brass Band. Entertainment will begin at approximately 4.30pm, Carol Service at 6pm and Black Lace pulling the switch at 6.30pm. Town Centre, Ormskirk.

Fri 30 Nov-Sat 1 Dec; Annual Christmas Event; stalls and more. Mulled wine and entertainment until 8pm.

Sat 15 Dec-Vintage Market.

Wed 19 Dec-Workshop; create your own Christmas decoration or special gift.

Fri 21 Dec-Festive tales with Sue Allonby

Sat 22 Dec-‘A Magical Winter’s Tale’ incorporating songs, puppetry and audience interaction. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Wednesday, Dec 5

Jungle Maze

Free ice creams on successful completion plus special prizes. Come & experience the Tallest Elephant Grass Maze in the country!! 10am-4pm. Tickets: Child £2.50 adult £3.50, family £10.00 Huntley’s Country Store, Whalley Road, Samlesbury, Preston. Tel: 01772 872820.

Exhibitions

Friday, Nov 30

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story

To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, this compelling new exhibition will explore Liverpool’s central role in the Titanic story. 10am-5pm. Tickets: free Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4499.

Saturday, Dec 1

Peter Blake and Pop Music

Showing music-inspired work spanning more than half a century. The Lowry, Salford, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005.

In The Spotlight: Remembering 9/11

in October, a 7 metre piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be on display, among the first pieces from the Twin Towers ever seen in Britain 10am-5pm. Imperial War Museum North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 836 4000.

Comedians: From the 1940s to Now

A fascinating photography exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, featuring over 50 iconic images of some of Britain’s best loved entertainers. 11am–5pm (10am–5pm on Saturdays). The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005.

Thursday, Dec 6

The Voices from The Song of Songs

The series was based upon Marcia Falk’s translation of Biblical love songs and explores mutuality of desire and a shared enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Mon-Fri 9am–5pm, Sat-Sun 10am–4pm. The Black-E Gallery, Great George St, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 5109.

Misc

Friday, Nov 30

Prize Bingo

In aid of a local charity TNC (Tender Nursing Care) based at the Ryan Medical Centre in Bamber Bridge. Eyes down at 7.30pm. Bamber Bridge Catholic Club, Bamber Bridge, Preston.

Friends of Ribbleton Library - Come and celebrate Lancashire Day

Tombola, Tea, Coffee, biscuits and mince pies. With Ribbleton Communities First, Lancashire Adult Learning and Abundance Preston. 10am-12.30pm. Ribbleton Library, Ribbleton Hall Drive, Ribbleton, Preston. Tel: 01772 792632.

Saturday, Dec 1

National Tree Week 2012

Preston City Council’s Park Ranger Service is running a variety of tree related events around the city.

Fri 30th Nov 1pm-2pm Avenham Park Pavilion The usual 1pm health walk will look at the trees, old and new, on these award winning parks.

Sat 1st Dec 1pm-3pm Larches Wood (Elswick Rd entrance) Community Tree planting and a clean up with the Rangers in Larches wood.

Sun 2nd Dec 10am-12noon Fishwick Nature Reserve (meet at London Rd car park)

The traditional woodland craft of charcoal making. Tickets: All events are free. various locations, Preston. Tel: 01772 906471.

Christmas Wine Tasting

Featuring our recommended Christmas wines and spirits and providing some traditional Christmas foods. 1-5pm. Tickets: £5 (returned to you if you place an order for any 6 bottles on the day) Whalley Abbey, Whalley, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 822581.

Sunday, Dec 2

Christingle Service

Parents and children are warmly invited to join this lovely service. 4pm. St James Church, Shireshead, Forton, Lancaster.

Tuesday, Dec 4

NFSH Healing Trust

All the healers are either fully trained or currently being trained. We undertake four courses and have to spend two years practising under supervision before sitting a panel, after a successful panel we become full members of the Healing Trust. The panel examines the Healers’ understanding of the NFSH code of practice; the Healer also demonstrates how they conduct a healing session with someone. 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets: All are welcome; there is no fee, although we would appreciate a donation towards the cost of the hire of the hall. Light refres Quaker Hall, St. Georges Street, Preston.

Leisure

Friday, Nov 30

Preston Bridge Club

New immediate scoring system. EBU master points awarded. Lessons for all levels Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 7.05pm. Monday afternoon 1.00pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 338789.

Preston Critical Mass

Mass bike ride event (all over the world), a celebration of cycling, a place to meet other bike lovers, a way to question our car-culture. Open to all Last Friday of every month, meet at 6.15pm for 6.30pm ride. Adelphi Pub, Preston.

Sunday, Dec 2

Central Lancashire Rambling Club

Chipping via Longridge B6243. And the Christmas do! Various pick up times. Tickets: Adults £9, juniors £6 various coach pick-up points, Preston. Tel: 01772 728039.

Monday, Dec 3

Vera’s Yoga Class

Very experienced tutor. Classes open to all. 7.15-9pm. Galloway’s Society For The Blind, Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham, Preston.

Wednesday, Dec 5

Yoga with Maria

Yoga - Stretch and relax. Drop in class. Every Wednesday 6.30-8pm. Tickets: £4.500 Moss Side Community Centre, off Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 07742170324.

Thursday, Dec 6

Yoga with Linda

Rejuvenate mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 6.30pm and 8pm and Thursdays at 7pm. Penwortham Priory Sports & Technology College, Crow Hills Road, Preston.

Hobbies

Saturday, Dec 1

Felt Making workshop

10am-3.30pm. Tickets: £38 pp, booking essential. The Artroom Gallery, High Street, Garstang, Preston. Tel: 01995 600400.

National Tree Week

West Lancs Borough Council are teaming up with the Friends of Coronation Park for a day of tree-planting and are inviting local residents to join in. 12.30-3.30pm. Coronation Park, Ormskirk.

Wednesday, Dec 5

Monthly Book Club

We get together over a meal, wine and coffee and discuss the latest book we have read. We always find many different viewpoints and have a good laugh! First Wednesday of every month. Deli Med, Winckley Street, opp Pizza Express, Preston. Tel: 01772 204777.

Preston Bridge Club

We welcome players of all standards and have lessons for beginners as well as practice and supervised play for the less experienced. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 7.05pm. Monday afternoon 1pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Clubs

Friday, Nov 30

Wymott Art Group

Social art class, qualified teaching in paiting/Ribbon embroidery. Meet every Wednesday 10am - 12noon. Admission: £2. Old School, Ulnes Walton, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 451189.

Whist

Every Friday and Saturday evening. 7.30 - 10pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston.

The Elderberries

Social group of active over 55’s. Visitors welcome. Meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 1 - 3.30pm. The Old School, Ulnes Walton,, near Leyland,, Preston. Tel: 01772 617177.

Chorley Shukokai Karate Club

Every Friday. 6.30 - 7.30pm. Heskin Village Hall, Wood Lane, Heskin, near, Chorley. Tel: 07854 270569.

Walking Group

Every Friday at one of 5 locations in Preston, walks are between 45minute to 1 hour. 11am. Various locations, Preston. Tel: 01772 716952.

Classical Music Concert

With the pianist/composer, Neil Crossland in the oldest church in Preston still in use. 12.30pm. Tickets: £5, students £3 including tea or coffee St. George the Martyr, Lune Street, Preston.

Bingo

Members Only Jackpot Game of £500. Every Monday & Friday at 8.15pm and every Sunday at 2.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Tennis Coaching Sessions

6pm - 7pm Beginners

7pm - 8pm Intermediates

8pm - 9pm Advanced - for the strongest juniors. Fulwood Tennis Club, Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07751 424014.

BARTON TENNIS CLUB

New coaching sessions every Friday from 4.00pm from 4-16 years. Also Adult beginner and intermediate sessions. Individual coaching by arrangement. 4pm. Tickets: from just £4 per hour behind Village Hall, Barton, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Wind Down Meditation

Ideal for people to pop in during their lunch break for a well-deserved wind down after a long week. 1 - 1.30pm. Vajravarahi Buddhist Centre, 38 West Cliff, Preston. Tel: 01772 259094.

Melvin’s Karaoke

8pm. John O’Gaunts, 32 Cottam Ave, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07968 565159.

You Say, We Play

Join DJ Scottieboy, as he gets the down and Funky in NYNY. Drinks from £1.50 All Night. Call 01772 251074 for great offers after Midnight. Every Friday. Tickets: FREE Entry to Everyone before Midnight Squires & New York New York, Market Place, Preston. Tel: 01772 251074.

Yoga Classes

With British Wheel Of Yoga teacher Frances Heaton. Phone for any further details 01772 491784. 10.45-11.45am. Tickets: £5 per session Ulnes Walton Village Hall, Ulnes Walton, Chorley. Tel: 01772 491784.

LIVE MUSIC

Every Friday & Saturday Nights. Bands & Soloist’s 9pm til late. Red Lion, 138 Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 612168.

Brandy Babycham

The best drag dj in town! Free entry all night. 8pm-1am. The Golden Cross, 60 Lancaster Road, Preston.

Live Acoustic Act’s

Every Friday & Saturday 9pm. The New Britannia, Heatley Street, Preston.

Longton Country Market

Good selection of home-baking, Jams, Chutney, Hampers available. Plants, Hand knitted items, original art work and unique jewellery. Refreshments. 10.30am-12noon. W.I. Hall, School Lane, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 615194.

Cumbria and North Lancashire Fabian Society

The speaker Patrick Diamond will present his views on the future of the UK state including public services and constitutional reform. 6pm. Tickets: £5.00 for members and £10 for guests. Castle Green Hotel, Kendal. Tel: 07811 351186.

Saturday, Dec 1

Tabletop & Car Boot

Free parking 8am-12noon. Tickets: free The Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, near, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508178.

Kids Pets Club

Come and learn how to handle and care for the animals in Pets Corner. Only 8 places available each day. Booking and Parent/Guardian signature required Saturday and Sunday 10.15am-12noon. Tickets: £3.50 per session per child Pets Corner, Astley Park, Chorley. Tel: 07795 468669.

Chapel Gallery Art Club

Participants explore various techniques, media and learn new skills inspired by the latest exhibition or creative themes planned by the facilitators. Sessions run term time only. For eight to 13 year olds, sessions take place every Saturday, and a special session for 13 to 18 year olds every other Saturday afternoon. Session times are 10am to midday and 1pm to 3pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

New Creative Adult Learning Programme

Now is the time to try something new or develop skills you once started but never finished. Various. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Taekwondo Club

For one week only this will be a free session. 10am to noon. Every Saturday. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 896253.

Santa’s Grotto

Opportunity to meet Santa in person, 11am to 3pm. Upper Market Preston, opposite Fryers Fayre Restaurant & Beauty Spot, Preston.

Tennis

Evening and weekend tennis coaching for juniors from four to 16 years and for adults. Beginners and Rusty rackets very welcome. Monday to Thursday and Saturday. Various. Tickets, from just £4 per hour, adj to Playfootball, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

PM’s Dance Club

New beginners, re-starts or experienced dancers welcome. Saturday mornings. Penwortham Youth Centre, Priory Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752522.

Cool Moves @ PM’s

Boys only Dance Group. Learn Streetdance, hip hop, and a taste of latin. 9.30am. Penwortham Youth Centre, Priory Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752522.

Destination

Come see Preston’s Favourite Destination Venue, as we give you the biggest Party in the City! Every Saturday. Squires & New York New York, Market Place, Preston. Tel: 01772 251074.

Sunday, Dec 2

Lantern Making Workshops

Come along and make a lantern from tissue paper, willow and glue to carry in the West End’s magical winter Lantern Festival on Wednesday, December 12. Sunday, December 2, from 11am to 4pm at the Stepping Stones Nigeria Christmas Fair and Sunday, December 9, from 11am to 4pm. The Hothouse, Devonshire Road, Morecambe. Tel: 01524 831997.

Music Workshops

The workshops are aimed at inspiring young people to take up music as a worthwhile hobby without having to spend big on private tuition. 1 to 2pm for six to 10 year olds 2 to 3pm for over 10s. Tickets: £3.50 per person. Gregson Lane Community Centre, Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston. Tel: 07843 575035.

Sunday Mornings basketball training

10.30am to 11.30am. U12 training. St Augustine’s New Avenham Centre (SANAC), St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07841 713164.

Dancing “The Next Step”

It’s fun and at your own pace. Ballroom and Latin 7pm to 8pm, Sequence 8pm to 9pm. The Preston Marriott, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Dancing

Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence. Workshops from 7 to 8pm, Social Dancing 8 to 11pm. Tickets: £1.50, Lea Club, 872 Blackpool Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 733442.

Antique & Vintage Market & Tabletop/Car Boot

Free parking 8am to noon. Tickets: Free. The Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, near Chorley. Tel: 07800 508178.

Quiz And Games

Join our fun Quiz And Games with quiz master Joe. 8pm. The Plungington Tavern, Preston.

Tabletop, Car boot & Antiques Market

Every Sunday. Free admission. 8am to 1pm. Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508 178.

Quiz Night

Cash prizes. Play your cards right jackpot. 9pm. Tickets: £1 per person, including supper. White Bull Country Pub and Kitchen, Alston, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 784151.

Miss Brandy Babycham

The best drag DJ on the decks and most drinks only £2. So pop to the fun bar in Preston. 4pm. The Golden Cross, 60 Lancaster Road, Preston.

Monday, Dec 3

Ballroom/Latin/Rock n Roll/Sequence

Adult Classes. Beginners/Intermediates welcome. 7pm. St Bedes Social Club, Brownley St, Whittle le Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01772 704651.

Yonder Truth Psychic Club

Every Monday. 8 to 10pm. New Central Club, Ribbleton Lane, Preston. Tel: 07821 078216.

Parent and Toddler Group

Every Monday morning during school term-time. Join us for a very enjoyable playtime with our usual craft, songs, stories, and marching. All welcome. 9.45am to 11.45am. Tickets: £2.50 per family. Mellor Brook Community Centre, Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 814944.

Elizabethan Singers

Come and join a friendly group and sing four part music from Mozart to modern. Male voices especially wanted. Concerts raise money for charity. Every Monday at 7.30pm. St Edward’s Church, Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 691218.

Monday nights Basketball Training

6pm to 8pm U14 training

8pm to 10pm Senior 1st team training. St Augustine’s New Avenham Centre (SANAC), St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07841 713164.

Short Tennis for over 50s

New to tennis or rusty rackets very welcome. Rackets provided. 10.30am to noon. Chorley Leisure Centre, Chorley.

Tel: 07966 315241.

Preston Charleston, Lindy Hop and Jive Dance Classes

Learn the basics of these 20s’, 30s’ and 40s’ dances. No partner needed. Dress smart or casual, modern or 20s’, 30s’, 40s’ style Beginners 7.30pm, Intermediate 8.30pm, Practise dancing 9.30pm to late. Tickets: £5 – for both lessons and dancing. Preston Masonic Hall, Saul Street, Preston. Tel: 0790 2342448.

Preston Folk Dance Club

Meet every Monday. 7.45pm to 10pm. Tickets: £1.50, Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Preston.

Tel: 01772 745813.

Munch Mondays

A hot and value for money meal, followed by a game of bingo at the Age Concern cafe. Please book by Friday prior to the Monday. Every Monday, noon to 1.30pm (except Bank Holidays). Tickets: £3.50 plus 50p for bingo. Charnley Fold, Cottage Lane, Bamber Bridge, Preston.

Tel: 01772 620876.

Galloway’s Community Choir

There are no auditions and no need to be able to read music just come and enjoy a good sing! New members are always welcome. 9.30am to 11.45am with tea break. Galloway’s, Howick House, Howick Park Drive, Penwortham, Preston.

Tel: 01772 746840.

Fuzzy Logic

Join us at Squires for Prestons No1 Student night! Three rooms – playing all your favourites. Every Monday.

Tickets: NUS £4, non students £6, Squires & New York New York, Market Place, Preston. Tel: 01772 251074.

Yoga

With more than 20 years of yoga experience, Linda’s classes can help you rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. 6.30pm & 8pm. Antenatal yoga at 5.30pm (must be booked in advance). Penwortham Priory Sports and Technology College, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 07963 111239.

Tuesday, Dec 4

Natural Healing

Trained Healers: Relax, Unwind & De-stress. Donation request, includes refreshments. Every Tuesday evening 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Parish Hall (old methodist church), 403 Leyland Lane, Leyland, Preston.

Ribble Exercise Group

Our aim is to help recovering cardiac patients, or anyone who has been advised by their doctor that they are in need of a little exercise. All welcome. 4.15pm to 5.30pm, every Tuesday and Thursday. Christ the King School, Frenchwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 338221.

Drop-In Evenings

Healing energy to all. All the healers are either fully trained or currently being trained. Refreshments available. Charity number: 1094702. 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets: Donation. Quaker Hall, St. George’s Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 784960.

Embrace - Natural Healing

Trained healers. No appointment needed, just drop in. Donation request, includes refreshments. Relax, unwind & de-stress. Every Tuesday evening 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Parish Hall (old methodist church), 403 Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 456621.

PRESTON PEOPLE’S CHOIR

For all those people who may never have tried singing together before, as well as those who have. All welcome, no auditions and no need to read music. 7pm to 9pm every Tuesday. St Ignatius Church, Meadow Street, Preston. Tel: 07528 261794.

Preston Orpheus Choir

Looking for new members in all voice sections, would be made most welcome. 7.30pm to 9.30pm every Tuesday. Pius X School, 200 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 746506.

Badminton

Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Racquets are available to hire from the college. 7pm. Preston College, St Vincent’s Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

Tuesday nights Basketball training

6pm to 8pm, U15 training

8pm to 10pm, senior 3rd team training. St Augustine’s New Avenham Centre (SANAC), St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07841 713164.

Short Tennis for over 50s

New to tennis or rusty rackets? You will be very welcome. Rackets provided. 10.30am to noon. Sports Hall, Playfootball Ingol, behind Tulketh High, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Irish Country Dance: Irish-ize your smile

No costumes, competition, high stepping or pomp. This is down to earth, low to the ground, low impact. 7.45pm to 10pm. Your first visit is free and thereafter £3 / £1 students. St Anthony’s Social Centre, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01257 230408.

Dancing “The Next Step”

Learn to dance the fun way and at your own pace by fully qualified teachers. Beginners to advanced welcome. Ballroom, Latin and much more. 8.30pm. The Preston Marriott, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Scottish Ceilidh & Country Dancing Classes

Great fun – make new friends.

Come along and enjoy the company and music in a relaxed atmosphere while getting fitter in both mind and body. 7.30pm. Tickets: £2, includes light refreshments. Goosnargh Village Hall, Goosnargh, Preston. Tel: 01254 820707.

Leyland Folk Dance Club

English Country Dancing. Beginners welcome, partners not required, good fun, gets you fit. 7.30pm to 10pm. Tickets: First night free. Moss Side Community Centre, Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 433548.

Quiz Nights

9pm to 11pm. The Broadfield Arms, 22 Leyland Lane, Leyland.

Badminton

Part of the Citrus Club, other weekly events include Pub Quiz, squash, tennis league and football etc. 7pm. Preston College, Preston.

Leyland Chess Club

Chess Club for both beginners and experienced players. 7.30pm to 10pm, every Tuesday (except December 25 and January 1). Broadfield Arms, Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 434060.

Yoga Classes

With British Wheel of Yoga tutor Frances Heaton. Mats provided. Car park. 6pm to 7.30pm. Plungington Community Centre, Plungington, Preston.

Tel: 01772 491784.

Wednesday, Dec 5

Argentine Tango Classes

Intermediate Class 7.30pm

Beginners 8.30pm

Social Dancing until 11pm. Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07983 979402.

Adult dance class

Refresher and improvers classes for Social Ballroom and Latin American, Rock”n”Roll and Salsa contact 01995 601321. Dancers, Fox Lane Sports Club, Leyland. Tel: 01995 601321.

The Zone Youth Club - for 11-18 year olds with a disability

Make new friends, try new things and have new experiences. Experienced staff who listen. Access to vehicles for trips out. Time to RELAX AND HAVE FUN! Open term time and during school holidays. Tickets: £1 for each hour attended. 218 Tulketh Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 732313.

New Longton Artists

Visiting speakers, demonstration & painting evenings with a supportive group. New members welcome. Meet every Weds. Visit www.newlongtonartists.co.uk for more information. 7.30 - 10pm. New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 745520.

Luncheon Club

Meet every Wednesday. 12noon. Admission: £2 for a two-course meal. The Salvation Army Centre, Harrington Street, (off Adelphi Street), Preston. Tel: 01772 555425.

The A59 Club

Social club for single, separated, divorced and widowed friends, aged over 40. Different events weekly. Meet every Weds. Visit www.TheA59Club.btik.com 7.30pm. Admission: 50p. The Bonny Inn, Ribchester Road, Clayton-Le Dale, Blackburn. Tel: 01200 422361.

Chorley Shukokai Karate Club

Every Wednesday and Saturday. Open to ages 5+. 6 - 7pm. Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston, Chorley. Tel: 07854 270569.

Zumba Gold

Get warmed up for winter with this exhilarating fitness class for the ‘young at heart’ or those starting out on their journey to a healthier life. 1.30-2.30pm. Tickets: £3 per class New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close,, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 07920 281935.

Vera’s Yoga Class

Very experienced tutor, all abilities welcome. Every Monday. 7.15pm-9pm. Galloway’s, Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Preston, Preston. Tel: 01772 315373.

ASHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

NEW LADY MEMBERS WANTED! Free coaching now available for youngsters & new players. Friendly club for all. Two International tables. Etta league teams. 7-9pm. Tickets: £1.0 ASHTON METHODIST CHURCH, WELLINGTON ROAD, ASHTON-ON-RIBBLE, Preston. Tel: 01772 720017.

Rawstorne Singers

All voice parts welcome! Most Wednesday evenings 7.30–9.30. St Saviours Parish Church, Church Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 462202.

New! Spiritlight Spiritualist Centre

Meeting on the first and fourth Wednesday of the month. W.I. Hall, Chapel Street, Great Eccleston, Preston. Tel: 01995 670128.

Poker Night

Join our Texas Hold’em Poker tournament and then continue playing our other tables for further Cash Prizes. All Self Deal. Complimentary Sandwiches. 7.30pm. Bar till midnight. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Morecambe Youth Theatre

The perfect opportunity for 13 to 15-year-olds interested in performing or working behind the scenes to be a part of an exciting theatre group. 4.30-6.30pm. Tickets: Term fees are £50(full) or £25 for families on means tested benefit. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Line Dancing With Pamela

Improvers and Upwards. Friendly atmosphere. Every Wednesday 7.30-10.30pm. Lea Club, Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 681733.

Street Rockers street dance class

For all abilities..come along and give it a go! 5.30-6.30pm. Tickets: £3 per class Penwortham Community Centre, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 07905 546816.

De-Eff Dance Sequence Dancing

Some new sequence dances taught, fairly slowly. 7.30-10.30pm every Wednesday except first Wednesday of month. Tickets: £3 Knowle Green Village Hall, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 07866 396853.

Learn to Dance with Peter & Viv

Classes for beginners and improvers in Ballroom, Latin & Social Sequence Dancing. 7.30pm. St Teresa’s Club, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752522.

Come Dancing

Join Peter & Viv for 2 hours of the best in ballroom, latin, social & sequence dancing each Wednesday. 8.40-10.40pm. St Teresa’s Club, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752522.

Scottish Dancing

Beginners classes with Ken and Lavinia. Join us for fun and exercise. 7.30pm. Tickets: £2 Fulwood Methodist Church Crossraods Centre, Watling St Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 718800.

TEA DANCING

Join us for traditional and new Sequence dancing, make new friends. 2pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 617010.

Welcome Wednesdays

Come and join us every Wednesday for a warm welcome and a chance to catch up with others. Light Lunches available. Craft and Books stalls. Activities. 10am-2pm. Crossroads Centre, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston.

Thursday, Dec 6

Knitting Class

Booking essential. 7-8pm. Tickets: £2 per session Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 791107.

Preston Barbership Harmony Singers - The Red Rose Chorus

The Red Rose Chorus want more men to sing four part harmony. Every Thursday. 7.30pm. BACEE Social and Sports Club, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 792240.

Thursday Fitness Club

Get yourself fit using aerobic based exercise. For men and women of all ages. Car parking available. Every Thursday. 10.30am. Admission: £2.50. The MInster, Church St, Avenham, Preston. Tel: 01772 750152.

Preston Rosettes Morris Dancing

Girls of all ages welcome. Every Thursday. Email nickid84@hotmail.co.uk for more information. 7.30pm. St Josephs Sports & Arts Centre, Rigby Street, Ribbleton, Preston. Tel: 01772 495120.

The Creative Writing Circle

If any reader enjoys the odd bit of scribbling, they should feel free to come and join us. 10am-12noon. Tarleton, Preston. Tel: 01772 815179.

Preston Community Choir

Whether you’ve been dancing round the kitchen singing into a carrot or trying to duet with the dog, help is finally at hand. All welcome, no audition! 7-9.30pm every Thursday. Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07880 315736.

Thursday nights basketball training

6-8pm U18 training

8-10pm Senior 2nd team training. St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC), St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07841 713164.

Leyland Learn to Dance

New starters only, learn in a friendly social atmosphere. 7.15pm Learn 50’s style Rock n’Roll

7.45pm Social Ballroom & Latin American new starters

8.30pm It’s hot, it’s spicy it’s Salsa new starters class. Dancers, Fox Lane Sports Club, Leyland. Tel: 01995 601321.

MODERN JIVE DANCE CLASSES

Freestyle dancing until 10.30pm Beginners class 8pm, intermediate 9.15pm. ST ANTHONYS SOCIAL CENTER, CADLEY CAUSEWAY, FULWOOD, Preston.

Quiz and Games

Join our fun Quiz and Games with Quiz Master Joe. 9pm. The Plungington Tavern, Preston.

Irish Music Sessions

Every 2nd Sunday, 4-7pm.

The last Thursday of the month, 8.30pm. Tickets: free The Moorbrook Inn, 370 North Road, Preston. Tel: 01257 230408.

Disco/Karaoke

Disco/Karaoke for person’s with learning disabilities. 6.30-9pm every Thursday. Tickets: £2 per person, carers are free The Jubilee, St Mary’s, Preston. Tel: 07776 151033.

Yoga

Yoga with Linda to help rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. 6pm. Penwortham Priory Sports and Technology college, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 07963 111239.

Garstang Country Market

Home baking, Plants, Produce, Crafts and light refreshments. 10am-12noon. St Thomas Parish Hall, Church Street (by Th’Owd Tithebarn), Garstang. Tel: 01995 602346.

 

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