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Theatre

Preston

Relatively Speaking: A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £7. The Playhouse Theatre, Market Street West, Preston. Tel: 01772 744771. Opens Wed, Oct 8 until Sat, Oct 11.

Lytham

The Yeomen of the Guard: by Gilbert and Sullivan. Presented by Marton Operatic Society. Our gallant hero is incarcerated in a dark dungeon, due to be executed the next day.. 7.30pm, plus a matinee on Saturday 11 at 2.30pm. Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £11, Matinee £10. Children half price at all performances. Opening night offer 3 seats for the price of Lowther Pavilion, Lytham. Tel: 01253 794221. Opens Tues, Oct 7 until Sat, Oct 11.

Lancaster

Around the World in 80 Days: A joyfully frenetic whirlwind of a show, full of daft Victorian invention, daring deeds and downright silliness. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £10. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Thurs, Oct 2 only.

Blackburn

Dave Spikey - A Work In Progress: A unique opportunity to the man himself up close and personal before he embarks on a massive UK tour. 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.0 Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street, Darwen, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 706006. Fri, Oct 3 only.

George’s Comedy Club: With MC Katie Mulgrew, Jonny Awsum, Brennan Reece and Tanyalee Davis. 7pm. Tickets: From £10. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Fri, Oct 3 only.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Setting the stage on fire with a fabulous mix of fun and frolics. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £20. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Mon, Oct 6 only.

Southport

Sally Morgan: each show is unique and Sally herself doesn’t know what the message will be. Sally has to trust the spirits and the messages that they give her. 7.30pm. Tickets: £24.50. Southport Theatre, Promenade, Southport. Tel: 0844 871 3021. Wed, Oct 8 only.

Music

Pop

Bingo Bay: Part of Chorley Live! Friday, Oct 3, 9pm. The George, Chorley.

Bingo Bay: Part of Chorley Live! Saturday, Oct 4, 7pm. The Rose and Crown, Chorley.

Jazz

Silver Bell Band: Playing New Orleans Jazz. Free admission, good beer! Every Thursday, 8.45pm. The Ale Emporium, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 822787.

Soul

Preston’s Got Soul, Feat. Judy Street: Complete with top DJs, the very best in Northern Soul classics, and special guest Judy Street. Friday, October 3, 8pm. Tickets: £10.0 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

100% Northern Soul and Motown: Current, anthems and new and unreleased 60’s and 70’s. With Jimmy Scriv, Terry Shaw, Bryan Wakelin and special guests. Friday, October 3, 8pm-1am. Marton Institute, Oxford Square, Blackpool.

Quadrophenia Night: The best of ska, two-tone, ‘60s, soul and mod, with live music from Danny Mahon, and The Atlantics. Saturday, October 4, 9pm. Tickets: From £12. Windsor Suite, King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Friends of Folk: Ten musicians on stage with musical influences ranging from Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry, Bob Marley to Jimi Hendrix, Maddy Prior to Al Stewart! Friday, October 3, 8pm. Tickets: £5.0 New Longton Village Hall, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 07971 243809.

Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 4: Eight hours of the best blues, rhythm & rock. Sunday, October 5, 2-10pm. Tickets: From £19. Windsor Suite, King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Choral

A Musical Evening Presented by Gathered Voices: Saturday, October 4, 7pm. Tickets: £5 including refreshments. Tarleton Methodist Church, Tarleton, Preston.

Miscellaneous

Chorley Live 2014: Twenty five venues with four acts per night. 7-11pm, Friday, 3 and Saturday 4, October. Tickets: £5.0 various venues, Chorley.

Nightclubs

Friday, Oct 3

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.

Lollypop: Wall-to-wall cool pop and guilty pleasures. Get your name on the Facebook Guestlist for £2 entry: www.facebook.com/lollypopclubpreston 11pm. 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

It’s Friday Night!: Every Friday. 10pm - 3am. Tickets: £3 before 12, £6 after. NUS free before midnight. Evoque, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Resurrection Fridays: Heavy Metal, Hard Core Hard, Rock and alternative tunes. Follow us on Facebook and inbox your requests. 11.30pm-4am. Tickets: £1 before midnight £3 after Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Hangout Harry Reloaded: Fun and games at Lancashire’s largest weekly LGBT club night! Come as a visitor leave as a friend. Every Friday. Rumes Bar & NightclubRumes Bar & Nightclub, Preston. Tel: 07751 711335.

Saturday, Oct 4

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.

Raiders Saturdays: Retro/Alternative Rock n Roll. Bowie, Blondie, The Clash, Doors, Hendrix, Damned, Pistols, etc. Follow us on Facebook and inbox your requests. 11.30pm-4am. Tickets: £1 before midnight £3 after Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Tuesday, Oct 7

Pounded: Our City’s largest weekly Tuesday night Chart & Cheese club night! Every Tuesday. Rumes Bar & Nightclub, Preston. Tel: 07751 711335.

Wednesday, Oct 8

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.

Pubs / Clubs

Thursday, Oct 2

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.

Cash Bingo: Every Thursday, eyes down 8pm. Royal British Legion Longridge Ltd, Towneley Road, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 679153.

Big J’s Quiz: General Knowledge and jackpot round. Free to enter. 8.30pm. The Railway, 35 Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley. Tel: 01257 270254.

Quiz Night featuring ‘Play Your Cards Right’: Every Thursday. Traditional lunches served Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from our 5 star kitchen. Functions Room available. All live sport on BT and SKY. Fox Lane Sports & Social Club, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433975.

Open Mic: Hosted by Andy, all welcome with instruments and mic provided. Complimentary refreshments served. 9pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Weekly Poker Night: 7.30pm. Black Bull, Moss Side, Leyland. Tel: 01772 436361.

BJ’s Rock In The Blues Club: with the Full Fat Boogie Band. Hosted by Lucas Campbell “Keeping Live Music Alive” every Thursday. Free Admission. 9.30pm. The Minstrel, Eaves Green Road, Chorley. Tel: 0786 221 5346.

Live Music from the Silver Bell Jazz Band: Every Thursday, 8.30pm til late. Ale Emporium, 53 Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290.

The Continental’s 13th Beer Festival: With over 200 beers and ciders and a fantastic free line up of musical acts. Plus ‘The Pumpking’, the NW’s biggest pumpkin, weighing in at half a ton! Thursday, 5pm-midnight; Friday, noon-midnight; Saturday, noon-midnight. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425.

Pub Quiz: 9.15pm every week. Pig and Whistle, Blackpool Road, Lea, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

Rick’s Quiz: In the snooker room. Everybody welcome! Come along and win some beer! 9pm. St Teresa’s Bar, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 743523.

Weekly Quiz: Great prizes and draws through the night. Thursday nights, 9pm prompt start. Tickets: £1 entry per team member. The Black Bull Inn, 83 Pope Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752953.

Quiz Night: General knowledge, music, pictures, true or false and numbers. Plus Play Your Cards Right Jackpot. 9.30pm every Thursday. Longton VM Sports and Social Club, School Lane, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 616874.

Quiz Night: 9pm. Tickets: Entry fee just £1 which includes a chunky chip buttie at the interval. The Wheatsheaf, 34 Woodplumpton Road, Woodplumpton, Preston. Tel: 01772 691881.

Citrus Club - Pub Quiz: Please txt me 07753 684488 and we’ll arrange to meet! 9pm. Pig & Whistle, Lea, Preston. Tel: 07753 684488.

Friday, Oct 3

Vera Cruz: Rock Legends! Free Entry. Please reserve a table. 9pm. The Railway, 35 Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley. Tel: 01257 270254.

Karoake!: Spikey Mike spins the decks. Show off your talent and give us a song. Every Friday, 9.30pm. The Unicorn, North Road, Preston.

Karaoke: Every Friday with over 250,000 songs! Drinks prizes to be won with our Golden Ball night. Plus, karaoke battle to win more prizes. Don’t miss out! 8.30pm. Moor Park Pub, Preston. Tel: 07873 502834.

80’s Night: Drinks offers, karaoke with over 250,000 songs. Random prizes for singers; bottles of wine, Jaegerbombs and Sunday lunch for 2. Free supper at 10.30pm 8.30pm-12.30am. Moor Park Pub, Preston. Tel: 07984 801096.

Bingo: £500 jackpot, accumulator and snowball. Complimentary refreshments and our key to a fortune game. 8.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Saturday, Oct 4

Northern Soul Night: First Saturday of every month. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

5th Element: Live Rock music from the five-piece rock band. Saturday, October 4. Ale Emporium, 53 Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290.

Live Artists!: Different act every week. Plus bingo/lucky balls with cash prizes. 7.30pm, every Saturday. Bamber Bridge Catholic Club, Aspden Street (off Brownedge Lane), Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 335513.

Tamla Motown and Northern Soul Saturday: D J Johnny P from Preston’s Grasshoppers brings his Northern Soul & Tamla Motown Night to School Lane. First Saturday of every month, 8pm-1am. Tickets: £1 members £2 non members School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Sunday, Oct 5

Welly Singalong: Bring your ipod or CD’s and you can DJ and singalong. Fun for all the family. Starts after Sunday Football. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

Bingo: £1000 Jackpot, snowball and accumulator. Complimentary sandwiches and a fun game of children’s bingo for a surprise gift. 2.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Chase the Ace: 4.45pm. The Queens, Golden Hill Lane, Leyland.

Karaoke Night: 9pm. The Anchor, Hutton, Preston.

Monday, Oct 6

Bingo: £500 Jackpot, accumulator and snowball. Complimentary refreshments provided. 8.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Tuesday, Oct 7

Live Music Showcase Night: Two to three Live Acts EVERY Tuesday. Anyone can book a slot to perform by emailing stagehouselive@gmail.com. 8pm. The Bull & Royal, Church Street, Preston.

Rick’s Quiz: Picture Quiz. General Knowledge. Music. Several prizes to be won. 9pm. The Fleece Inn, Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 745561.

Jackpot Bingo: With Treble Chance Flyers. All stake money returned in prize money resulting in great cash prizes. Everyone over 18 welcome Every Tuesday, 8.30pm. The Wilbraham Club, 64 Geoffrey Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 705677.

Pool Night: Every Tuesday. Traditional lunches served Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from our 5 star kitchen. Functions Room available. All live sport on BT and SKY. Fox Lane Sports & Social Club, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433975.

Brand New Quiz Night: Cash prize. Great food and drinks offers. Free pizza if you book your team a free booth! 8pm. Tickets: £50p per person. Revolution Preston, 1 Main Sprit Weind, Preston. Tel: 01772 828538.

Wednesday, Oct 8

Poker Night: £5 buy in and cash prizes for the winner. Every Wednesday. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

Snooker Night: Every Wednesday. Traditional lunches served Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from our 5 star kitchen. Functions Room available. All live sport on BT and SKY. Fox Lane Sports & Social Club, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433975.

Cash Bingo, Quiz and Play Your Cards Right: Every Wednesday. The Queens, Golden Hill Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 453224.

Quiz Night: Cash prizes plus Jackpot round. Free Buffet. 9pm. The Welcome Tavern, Hennel Lane, Walton Park, Preston.

Open mic with John Roberts: Every Wednesday. Ale Emporium, 53 Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290.

Food Bingo: Eyes down 8pm. Royal British Legion Club, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 679153.

Bingo, Quiz and Play Your Cards Right: 8pm. The Queens, Golden Hill Lane, Preston.

Dance

Thursday, Oct 2

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

Line Dancing Classes: Intermediate class. 8-10pm. St. Teresa’s Parish Centre, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 611975.

Line Dancing: All levels welcome. With teacher L.C. Come along, have some fun and learn some line dances old and new. Raffle and bar. Large car park. 7.30-10.30pm. Tickets: £4.0 BAC/EE Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 07804 277191.

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.

Tango Beginners Class: No need to bring a partner, come alone or with friends, all welcome. No previous dance experience necessary. Friendly atmosphere. Beginners, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Practice Time 8.30pm-9.30pm. Tickets: £5.0 Revolution Bar, 1 Main Sprit Weind, Preston. Tel: 07983 979402.

Sweet Salsa: Come join in the fun and learn hot and spicy Cuban style Salsa dancing in a fun friendly environment. Beginners and improvers classes from 8pm, Intermediates class from 9pm followed by practice and social dancing. Blackburn Golf Club, Beardwood Brow, Blackburn. Tel: 07931 721697.

Children’s Irish dancing classes: for beginners. 6-7pm. St Walburges Church hall, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 07543 008928.

Adults Irish dancing classes: 8-9pm. St Walburges Church hall, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 07543 008928.

Messy Monkeys Class: for ages 2yrs and above. 10.30am, every Thursday. Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Friday, Oct 3

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.

Sequence Dancing with Alan & Maureen: Every Friday except Good Friday. 7.30-10pm. Whittle & Clayton Parish Club, Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 265335.

Dancing The Next Step: With Ron and Iris. All standards from new beginners to advanced in Ballroom, Latin and Latino. Regular workshops. Private lessons available. Various times. Various venues, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Dancing The Next Step: Join Ron and Iris (UKA qualified) for regular workshops on Rock’n’Roll and Argentine Tango. Great car parking and a minute from Junction 32, M6. Every Friday. Marriotts, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Modern Line Dancing: All levels. Every Friday 1.30-3.30pm. Carr Street Community Centre, Carr Street, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 07780 711827.

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.

Daily Dance Classes

Dancing ‘The Next Step’: Latin, Ballroom, Sequence and much more including workshops on Salsa, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, etc. With professionally qualified teachers. Various times. The Preston Marriott, Broughton; The Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane and Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Saturday, Oct 4

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

Saturday Night Social Dance: Ballroom, sequence and Latin dancing. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. 8-11pm. Tickets: £5.0 St Andrews Church Hall, Longton, Preston.

Dance Classes: Ballet, lyrical, tap, Greek and modern jazz taught every Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Sat 8.30am-2pm, Mon 4.30-7pm, Tue 5.30-8.30pm. Sylvia Goff’s Centre, Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 07734 861415.

Sequence Dancing: 7.30-10.15pm, every alternate Saturday. Trinity United Reformed Church Hall, Brownhill Road, Blackburn. Tel: 07592 772642.

Sunday, Oct 5

Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing: Workshops every Sunday from 7-8pm, Social Dancing 8-11pm. Tickets: £1.500 Lea Club, 872 Blackpool Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 733442.

Preston Phoenix Sequence dancing: Everyone welcome. 7.45-10.45pm. Tickets: £2.500 St Teresa’s, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 312263.

Dancing The Next Step: Join Ron and Iris (UKA qualified). Great car parking and a minute from Junction 32, M6. Ballroom, Latin and other styles, 7pm. Sequence, 8pm. Marriotts, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Monday, Oct 6

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

Sweet Salsa: Come join in the fun and learn hot and spicy Cuban style Salsa dancing in a fun, friendly environment. Beginners and improvers classes from 8pm, Intermediates class from 9pm followed by practice and social dancing. Longridge Conservative Club, Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 07931 721697.

Beginners Ballroom Dancing for Adults: Learn to dance in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 6.30-7.30pm. 3 Clifford Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 262526.

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: Improver dancing 1-3pm. Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 712231.

Modern Line Dancing for beginners: Every Monday, 7.30-10pm. Farington Conservative Club, Stanifield Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07780 711827.

Line Dancing Classes: Easy relaxed class. 1.30-3.30pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 611975.

Line Dancing Classes: Intermediate class. 8-10pm. Much Hoole Village Hall, Much Hoole, Preston. Tel: 01772 611975.

Sequence dancing, with Frank & Denise: 7.30pm. St Marys Hall, York Road, Langho, Blackburn. Tel: 07592 772642.

Lindy Hop and Jive Dance Classes: Beginners 7.30pm, Improvers 8.30pm, Intermediate 8.30pm. Social dancing 9.30pm - late. Tickets: £5 Preston Masonic Hall, Saul Street, Preston. Tel: 07902 342448.

Charleston-ercise!: 1920’s style Zumba-dance exercise class. Every Monday, 7-8pm. Tickets: £5 Preston Masonic Hall, Saul Street, Preston. Tel: 07902 342448.

Preston Folk Dance Club: A warm welcome to all. Every Monday between September and April. 7.30pm. Tickets: £1.50 per session Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 745813.

Tuesday, Oct 7

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.

Modern Line Dancing: All levels. Every Tuesday 1-3pm. Royal British Legion, Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 07780 711827.

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

Line Dancing: With Western Express Line Dance Club. 7.30-10.30pm. BAE Social Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 01772 720708.

Line Dancing for Absolute Beginners: First night free! Friendly place, everyone welcome, singles, couples. Have fun, keep fit. Every Tuesday, 7.15-8pm, followed by improvers 8-10.30pm. BAC/EE Sports Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 07815 533645.

Sequence dancing, with Frank & Denise: 7.30pm, Every Tuesday except second Tuesday of the month. St Marys Hall, York Road, Langho, Blackburn. Tel: 07592 772642.

Childrens Irish dancing classes: for beginners. 6-7pm. St Walburges Church hall, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 07543 008928.

Irish Country Dance: Irish-ize your smile! We learn and dance all kinds of Irish but this is flatly not Flatley, just good old fashioned community fun/craic. 7.45-10pm. Tickets: £3, £1 student. First visit is free St Anthony’s Social Centre, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 866193.

Dancing The Next Step: Join Ron and Iris (UKA qualified). Great car parking and a minute from Junction 32, M6. 8.30pm. Marriotts, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Scottish Dancing: Penwortham Scottish Country Dance Class for all levels of ability. 7.30pm. Fulwood Tennis Club, Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 746737.

Children’s Dance Class: With Killick studio of dance. 10.30-11.15am. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Cheerleading Class: For ages 5yrs and above. 4.30-5.15pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Cheeky Chefs Class: For ages 2yrs and above. 11.30am. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Circle Dance Group: 7-9pm, every first and third Tuesday of the month. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 793658.

Leyland Folk Dance Club: No previous experience required. Friendly atmosphere with a tea and biscuits break. Keep fit and have fun at the same time. No partner required. 7.30-10pm. Moss Side Community Centre, Leyland.

Line Dancing for Beginners: 7.30pm. Tickets: £3 per class St James Church Hall, Avondale Drive, Lostock Hall, Preston. Tel: 07974 313032.

Wednesday, Oct 8

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.

Modern Line Dancing: All levels. Every Wednesday 7.30-10.30pm. Leyland Conservative Club, Towngate, Leyland. Tel: 07780 711827.

Modern Line Dancing: All levels. Every Wednesday 1.30-3.30pm. Galloway Hall, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07780 711827.

Sweet Salsa: Come join in the fun and learn hot and spicy Cuban style Salsa dancing in a fun friendly environment. Beginners and improvers classes from 8pm, Intermediates class from 9pm followed by practice and social dancing. Fulwood Lawn Tennis Club, Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07931 721697.

Ballroom and Latin Adult Dance Class: Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 6.30-7.30pm. 3 Clifford Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 262526.

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

Dance Salsa: Beginners through to advanced. All are welcome for a fun night! 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 per person for the evening. Fulwood Tennis Club, Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07976 598691.

Sequence dancing, with Frank & Denise: 7.30pm every Wednesday except first Wednesday of the month. Knowle Green Village Hall, Knowle Green, Nr. Longridge, Preston. Tel: 07592 772642.

Rock’n learn classes: For babies & toddlers, held by the award winning Harriet Gore. Every Wednesday. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

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.

Sales/Markets

Thursday, Oct 2

Garstang Country Market: Fine selection of home-baking, garden produce, plants and crafts. Tea, coffee etc. Admission free, ample parking. Hampers to order. 10am-noon every Thursday. Garstang Sports and Social Club, Lancaster Road, Garstang, PR3 1EB, Preston. Tel: 01995 603644.

Friday, Oct 3

Longton Country Market: Baking, jewellery, art, jams, plants, crafts, toys, gifts, seasonal produce and honeys. Gift boxes and hampers a speciality. Refreshments available. 10am-2pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 454093.

Saturday, Oct 4

Table Top and New 2 U Sale: 9.30am-1pm. Tickets: Tables £10. Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre, Watling St Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 716203.

Sunday, Oct 5

Clitheroe Car Boot Sale: 500 indoor and outdoor stalls. Opening times are from 6am with unloading from 6am–9am. Admission 7am–10am. Tickets: £2 Clitheroe Auction Mart, Clitheroe. Tel: 01253 782828.

Special Events

Saturday, Oct 4

West End Fun Palace: bringing together music, art and science for an afternoon of free fun activities. Noon-4pm. The Hothouse, Devonshire Road, Morecambe. Tel: 01524 831997.

Penny Farm World Horse Welfare: Free admission and parking. Come and see what we do and enjoy the delights of our coffee shop. 11am-4pm. Rescue & Rehab Centre (Charity), Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Sunday, Oct 5

Charity Coffee Morning: In support of The Fragile X Society. Please come and support this event, chat with friends and browse the stalls. 10am-noon. Tickets: £1 to include tea or coffee. Broughton & District Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton, Preston.

Autumn Steam Gala 2014: Three locomotives in steam hauling frequent passenger trains. Plus diesel locomotives, model railways, Meccano models, a fairground organ and more! 11.30am-4.30pm. Tickets: Fares (valid for unlimited rides): Family £10.50, Adult £4, Senior £3.50, Child (2+) £3. West Lancashire Light Railway, Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Preston. Tel: 01772 815881.

Penny Farm World Horse Welfare: Free admission and parking. Come and see what we do and enjoy the delights of our coffee shop. 11am-4pm. Rescue & Rehab Centre (Charity), Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Wednesday, Oct 8

Penny Farm World Horse Welfare: Free admission and parking Come and see what we do and enjoy the delights of our coffee shop. 11am-4pm. Rescue & Rehab Centre (Charity), Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Exhibitions

Daily

Spirit of Place: An Exhibition and sale of Contemporary Textile Art by Natural Progression Textile Group. Free entry. Refreshments available from Brabin’s tea shop. 9am-5pm, daily until November 5. Brabin’s Shop and Gallery, 22 Talbot Street, Chipping, Preston. Tel: 01995 61221.

Shackleton Exhibition: A second chance to see Frank Hurley’s remarkable photographic record of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated Imperial Antarctic Expedition of 1914-16. Daily from Friday, August 1 until October 26. South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre, The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 422041.

Preston Remembers 1914-15: Exploring the impact of the first two years of the First World War on Preston through eye witness accounts, film, memorials, photography and objects. Daily until January 31, 2015. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

Burnt Out: Helen Snell considers themes relating to exploration, survival and the quest for knowledge in extreme and hostile environments. Daily until November 1. Free family-friendly drop in event on September 13 where you can make your own paper artworks, 1-3pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

War Horse Heroes: The showcase pays tribute to horses that played a vital role on the World War One battlefields and the centre in West Lancs where many were trained. Daily until November 1. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Marian Clayden - A Dyer’s Journey Through Art and Fashion: A retrospective of Preston-born Marian Clayden’s career, from the world of textile art to Hollywood and haute couture. Daily until November 29. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

One Step On present an exhibition of Textile Art: The theme ‘Woodlands and Wetlands’ is based on observations and experiences in the beautiful local area of West Lancashire. 9.30am-6pm, daily until October 26. WWT Martin Mere, Burscough.

ORMIKA: Photographer Zoe Richards portrays businesses as you have never seen them before. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk.

Tourist Attractions

Saturday, Oct 4

Postman Pat: A thrilling seven-mile journey to Dalegarth where Postman Pat and Jess will be making meet and greet appearances. Plus Stu-Di-Do magic show. Trains depart at 10.50am and 1.10pm on Saturday and 10.50am on Sunday. Tickets: £15 for adults and £7.50 for children. Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Lake District, Windermere. Tel: 01229 717171.

Miscellaneous

Saturday, Oct 4

Westholme School Whole School Open Day: 10am-2pm. Westholme School, Meins Road, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 506070.

Sunday, Oct 5

Dukes Music Quiz: With radio presenter Vic McGlynn. Questions about music from the Sixties to the present day including picture rounds and audio rounds. 8pm. Tickets: £1 per person. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Hobbies

Saturday, Oct 4

Encaustically Rich Workshop: with Sue Chisnall-Sumner. Using encaustic wax techniques, learn how to make beautiful unique jewellery and richly adorned fabrics. Call to book. 10am-4pm. Tickets: £35, includes use of the equipment, a light lunch and refreshments. Avant Garden Centre, Wigan Road, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433777.

Tuesday, Oct 7

Needle Felting Workshop: Students will be able to make a unique bracelet, brooch or box. In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Spirit of Place’ which runs until November 5. 10am-4pm. Tickets: £30 inc. use of equipment, a light lunch and refreshments. Brabin’s Shop and Gallery, 22 Talbot Street, Chipping, Preston. Tel: 01995 61221.

World of Wine - Bordeaux & The Rhone: at least seven locally sourced wines, full tasting notes, tutored tasting and use of professional tasting glasses. 7pm. Tickets: £25.0 Holiday Inn, Preston. Tel: 01253 301934.

Clubs / Societies

Thursday, Oct 2

Yoga with Fran: All ages and abilities welcome. Qualified and insured with British Wheel of Yoga. 10am. St Catherine’s Hospice at the Mill, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Slimming World class: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 in first week plus weekly fee of £4.95 (£4.60 for Seniors) St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Farringdon Lane, Ribbleton Lane, Preston. Tel: 07800 868131.

The Petite Acting Academy Classes: For pre-schoolers. 11am-noon. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

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 Bridge Club: Duplicate pairs, partner required. For further information visit the website. www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email. prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 7.05pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Preston Barbershop Harmony Singers - The Red Rose Chorus: The Red Rose Chorus want more men to sing four part harmony. Every Thursday. 7.30pm. Leyland Methodist Junior School,, Canberra Rd, Leyland. Tel: 07906 768579.

Spin and Metafit: Spin - Riding a bike has never been so much fun! Metafit - It’s tough, thats why it works! Spin: 7.45-8.30pm, Metafit: 8.30-9pm. Tickets: Spin £4, Metafit £3 or £6 for both. Brownedge St Mary’s High School, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 07813 405031.

Pilates Class: To improve posture,strengthen core and increase well-being. All ages/abilities welcome (including pre/post natal ladies). 10.30-11.30am. Tickets: £5 per session. Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston, Chorley. Tel: 07757 417664.

Citrus Club - Badminton: 7-8pm. Tickets: £4 per night or £10 per month Clayton Green Sports Centre, Clayton Green Road, Chorley. Tel: 01772 626112.

Short Tennis for adults: Join us for a friendly game of short Tennis – all welcome, pay and play sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. Rackets provided. 10.30am-noon. Tickets: £3.20pp. Playfootball Hall, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Bridge: Small, friendly club. 7pm. Social Club, Police Headquarters, Hutton, Preston. Tel: 01772 744973.

Farington Art Group: All standard of artists, any medium welcome. 7-9pm. St Pauls Church Hall, Church Lane, Off Croston Road, Farington Moss, Preston. Tel: 01772 339799.

New Eckankar Study Class: Past lives, dreams and soul travel. Ancient wisdom for today with the Easyway Discourses by Harold Klemp. See www.eckankar.org. Call for information. venue TBC, Preston. Tel: 07548 172113.

Be Inspired!: Arts, crafts and hobbies for people suffering from depression or mental health needs. 10am-4pm. St John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07980 292330.

Friday, Oct 3

Mind, Body, Spirit Gatherings: This weeks speaker is Linda Sever on ‘Fairies, elves and other otherworldly beings and their relevance to us in today’s world’. 7.30pm. £4 including refreshments. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood. Tel: 01772 705525.

Squash Night: Beginners and improvers, 6-6.30pm, advanced 6.40-7.20pm. Tickets: Guests welcome, £4. Preston College, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

Yoga with Linda: 10-11.30am. Tickets: First class free Bizspace ltd, Preston Technology Park, Marsh lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Cathy’s Creation Station Classes: For 18mths to 5yrs. 10.30am and 12.45pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Mark’s Free Show!: for all ages. 11.30am, every Friday. Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Yoga with Fran: All ages and abilities welcome. Qualified and insured with British Wheel of Yoga. 10am. Ulnes Walton Village Hall, Ulnes Walton, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

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

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

Trampolining Club: Call Stephen for more information. 5-7pm. Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07870 196 714.

Painting Classes: Ever fancied having a go at painting? Well now’s your chance! With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. 10am-3pm. St John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07969 177369.

Preston on Wheels: 10.30am. Christ the king High school, Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07971 476698.

Junior Tennis Coaching: Mini red, mini orange, u15 and over 15’s. 4-8pm. Leyland tennis Club, Fox Lane, Leyland.

Junior Tennis Coaching: Just come down to the club! Mini tennis from 5.30pm, older juniors from 6.30pm. Fulwood Tennis Club, off Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston.

Adult and Junior Tennis Coaching: Various times from 4pm. Barton Tennis Club, 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.

Self Discovery through Practical Philosophy: Ten week courses run termly on Tuesday evenings. Visit www.practicalphilosophy.co.uk. Every Tuesday. Penwortham Girls High School, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 0800 8030 799.

Danyadi Karate/Self Defence: For 5yrs to adult. 4.30-5.30pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Tennis Coaching: Coaching for 4-14 year olds. 4-7pm, Tuesdays and Fridays for 6 weeks. Chorley Tennis Club, Sandringham Road, behind Chorley Cricket Club, Chorley. Tel: 07772 825548.

Tennis Coaching: for 13-16 year olds. 6-7pm. Chorley Tennis Club, Sandringham Road, behind Chorley Cricket Club, Chorley. Tel: 07743 427032.

Yoga Classes: With British Wheel of Yoga teacher Frances Heaton. All welcome. 2-3.30pm. Tickets: £6.50per session or £22 for four week block Over 60’s Club, Towneley Road, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Children’s Yoga: 0-8years 1-1.40pm, 8-16years 1.45pm-2.30pm. Tickets: £2.500 Bizspace ltd, Marsh Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Ante-natal Yoga: 4-5pm. Tickets: £4 Bizspace ltd, Marsh Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Yoga with Linda: 5.15pm. Tickets: First class free, £4 thereafter Bizspace ltd, Marsh Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Saturday, Oct 4

Craft and Natter Group: Whether you are a crafter or not, just come along and join us for a coffee and a natter. Everyone welcome. Knitting, spinning, card making etc. 2pm-4pm every other Saturday, call for dates. St. Johns Church, Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07544 732863.

Preston Bridge Club: Duplicate Pairs. 7.05pm, the first Saturday of each month. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Junior Tennis coaching: Just turn up to play. Rackets available. Ages 5-7, 9.30am, ages 8 and above, 10.30am. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Family Cycle Ride: Bikes, helmets, child seats and buggies available. Booking essential. 10am every fortnight. Haslam Park Allotment Site, Haslam Park, Preston. Tel: 07971 476698.

Junior Wheels for All Cycling Session: Under 18s, adapted cycles available. Booking essential. 11am-12.30pm every fortnight. Moor Park Football Pavilion, Moor Park, Preston. Tel: 07971 476698.

Junior Tennis Coaching: Just come down to the club! Mini tennis form 9.30am, older juniors from 10.30am. Fulwood Tennis Club, off Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston.

Sunday, Oct 5

Cardio Tennis: Non members welcome. 10.30-11.30am. Tickets: £3.50. Leyland Tennis Club, Fox Lane, Leyland.

Healing: Come and relax in the calm and quiet whilst receiving gentle healing energies. Our healers are trained to a very high standard. 5-6pm. Tickets: No charge but donations are welcomed Preston Ethical Spiritualist Church, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston.

U12 training: 11.45am-12.45pm. playfootball, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07734 580974.

Monday, Oct 6

Preston Birdwatching and Natural History Society: Chris Bowden will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘Atlantic Odyssey’. 7.30pm. Tickets: Non members welcomed, £2 otd. St Mary’s Church Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 611509.

Weight-watchers: You’ve tried the rest, try the best! Come and join us to help you with the lifestyle changes to be healthier, with a Simple Start that works. 5.30pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 07810 564975.

Little Kickers Class: For ages 2-5yrs. 3.45 and 4.45pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Beginners Pilates Class: Perfect for those new to Pilates who want to increase core strength and alleviate back pain. Pre and post natal ladies welcome. 7.30-8.30pm. Tickets: £5 per session. The Old School, Croston, Preston. Tel: 07757 417664.

Baby and Toddler Group: Lots to do including baby area, crafts and an outdoor play area. Everyone welcome! 1-2.45pm, every Monday during term time. Tickets: £1.50 entry fee for first child and 25p for every other child. Our Lady and St Edwards Parish Hall, Fulwood, Preston.

Yonder Truth Pyschic Club: Every Monday. 8 - 10pm. New Central Club, Ribbleton Lane, Preston. Tel: 07821 078216.

Trampolining Club: Please call Stephen for more information. 7-8pm. Tarleton, Preston. Tel: 07870 196 714.

New Dawn Healing Centre: Feeling stressed, poor sleep pattern or just out of sorts? Why not come to our friendly healing centre held on Monday nights. Free parking. 6.45-8.15pm. Tickets: Donations only. Homestart Centre, Fleet Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 432681.

Painting Classes: Ever fancied having a go at painting? Well now’s your chance! With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. 10am-3pm. Garstang Arts Centre, Croston Road, Garstang, Preston. Tel: 07969 177369.

Preston Bridge Club: For further information visit www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 12.50pm - Assisted Social Bridge, no partner required. 7.05pm - Duplicate Bridge. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Affetside Choir: We are currently looking for new members to prepare for our Christmas concerts in particular men singing Tenor and Bass. Every Monday until December 8, 7.30-10pm. Tickets: £20 per term. Affetside Non-Congregational Church, Affetside, Bury. Tel: 01204 527974.

Zumba Gold Class: Specially designed for the active older adult, easy to follow dance fitness class. 1.30-2.30pm. Age Concern Friendship Club, Lourdes Avenue, Lostock Hall, Preston. Tel: 07920 281935.

Short Tennis for Adults: Come and join us for a friendly game of Short Tennis. Rackets provided. 10.30am-noon. Tickets: £3.20pp. All Seasons Leisure Centre, Chorley. Tel: 07966 315241.

Adult Tennis Coaching: Beginners and Rusty Rackets. All welcome, pay and play. Just turn up to play – rackets available. 7.15pm. Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Junior Tennis Coaching: Various times. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Balderstone Brass Band: Established for over 100 years. Juniors 7pm, Seniors 8pm. Mellor Village Hall, Mellor, Blackburn. Tel: 07747 805851.

Gathered Voices: Come and join us for a good sing and meet new friends! There are no auditions and no need to be able to read music. Email kath@hrinaction.org.uk. 9.30-11.45am every Monday morning. St Teresa’s Social Centre, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 07843 563234.

Leyland Model Railway Club: 7-10pm every Monday and Wednesday. Hillthorpe Farm, Much Hoole, Leyland. Tel: 01704 562721.

Blackburn Healing Centre: NFSH Accredited Centre, opened 1999. If you suffer with sleep problems, stress, aches and pains, healing can help. Free parking and disabled access. Each Monday, 7-9pm. Closed bank holidays. Friends Meeting House, Paradise Lane, Blackburn. Tel: 01772 469820.

Yoga with Linda: With over 20 years of experience Linda is able to help you experience how wonderful yoga can make you feel. 6.30pm-8pm or 8pm-9.30pm. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Yoga Class: Qualified and insured with the British Wheel of Yoga. 10.30am-noon. Over 60’s Club, Towneley Road, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Tuesday, Oct 7

Ribble Vale Floral Group: With local or national demonstrators. Raffle, tea and coffee. Visitors welcome. The fourth Tuesday of every month, 7.30pm. St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Blackpool Road, Ashton-on Ribble, Preston. Tel: 01772 493098.

Slimming World: Find out how Food Optimising can rock your world! Fun and motivational sessions. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.95 per week (plus membership fee of £5 on first week) Frenchwood Social Club, Bence Road, Preston. Tel: 07800 868131.

Yoga with Fran: All ages and abilities welcome. Qualified and insured with British Wheel of Yoga. 5.45pm. Ashton Methodist, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Adult Tennis Coaching: Beginners and Rusty Rackets. All welcome, pay and play just turn up. Rackets available. 1.30pm. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Beginners Pilates Class: Perfect for those new to Pilates who want to increase core strength and alleviate back pain.Pre and post natal ladies welcome. 7.30-8.30pm. Tickets: £5 per session. Trinity Buckshaw CE/Methodist Primary, Preston. Tel: 07757 417664.

Trampolining Club: Call Stephen on for more information. 7-8pm. Tarleton, Preston. Tel: 07870 196 714.

Painting Classes: Ever fancied having a go at painting? Well now’s your chance! With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. 10am-3pm. St John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07969 177369.

Preston Bridge Club: Evening lessons, no partner required. For further information visit the website www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 7.15pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Preston on Wheels: 10am. Grange Park, Preston. Tel: 07971 476698.

Embrace - Natural Healing: Just drop in. Donation request, includes refreshments. Relax, unwind & de-stress! Every Tuesday evening 7.30pm-9.30pm. Parish Hall, 403 Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 456621.

Health walk: No need to book just come along and get some fresh air, meet new people, and share your knowledge of the local area. Refreshments on return. 10-11am. Richmond Park Bowling Pavillion, Junction Lane, Burscough. Tel: 01695 555804.

NFSH Healing Trust: Experience what Healing Energy can do for you! Just come along, relax and enjoy! Refreshments available. All are welcome. Charity number, 1094702. 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets: Charge by donation only. Quaker Hall, St. Georges Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 784960.

Citrus Club - Badminton: No need to book – just turn up! Guests welcome. 7pm. Preston College, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

The Dukes Deaf Drama Group: Open to deaf people aged 16 plus, their support or their friends. Drama games, fun and laughter and opportunities to work towards a performance piece. 7.30-9pm, every Tuesday evening throughout term time. DT3, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Luncheon Club: Noon. Ashton Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 725264.

Beginners Bridge Lessons: We are affiliated to the national body and use their accredited Schemes of work. See www.PrestonBridgeClub.co.uk. 7.30-9.30pm. St Walburge’s Gardens,, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 750179.

Chorley Computer Club: The UK’s longest-running computer club having just celebrated our 30th anniversary. Always open to welcome new members of all abilities. 7-10pm. St George’s Institute, Trinity Road, Chorley.

Spirit Light Centre: Top mediums. Healing & Open Circle each week. Readings, Reiki etc by appointment. 7.30pm. Great Eccleston Village Centre, Great Eccleston, Preston. Tel: 07851 568605.

Tennis Coaching: Coaching for 4-14 year olds. 4-7pm, Tuesdays and Fridays for 6 weeks. Chorley Tennis Club, Sandringham Road, behind Chorley Cricket Club, Chorley. Tel: 07772 825548.

Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel: A free spiritual discussion group for people of all faiths or none. First Tuesday of every month, 8pm. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07548 172113.

Yoga: 9.30-10.45am. Ashton Methodist Church and Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 725264.

Chair Exercise: run by Sports Development. 11am-noon. Ashton Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 725264.

Wednesday, Oct 8

ADHD Central Lancashire Group: Indoor play activities for children with ADD and ADHD. We are a non-profit voluntary org supporting parents, carers and adults in Central Lancashire. 6-7.30pm, every second Wednesday each month. Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Weight-watchers: Lose weight now! Come and join this exciting class that works. 6pm. Greenlands New Labour Club, Ribbleton, Preston. Tel: 07810 564975.

Junior Tennis Coaching: Every Wednesday. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Wymott Art Group: Social art class, with qualified teaching in painting/ribbon embroidery. No need to book, just turn up. 10am-noon. Tickets: £2 Old School, Ulnes Walton, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 451189.

New Longton Artists: Speakers, demonstrations & painting evenings. New members welcome. Visit www.newlongtonartists.co.uk. Every Weds 7.30-10pm. New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 745520.

Luncheon Club: Meet every Wednesday. 12noon. Admission: £2.50 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.

Leyland Lacemakers: Keeping the art of bobbin lace making alive. All welcome. 1-4pm. Leyland Baptist Church Hall, 247 Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 451517.

Preston Bridge Club: Duplicate bridge, no partner required. For further information visit the website. www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 12.50pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Zumba Gold Class: Specially designed for the active older adult, easy to follow dance fitness class. 1.30-2.30pm. Tickets: £3 per class New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close,, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 07920 281935.

Health walk: No need to book just come along and get some fresh air, meet new people, and share your knowledge of the local area. Refreshments on return. 1-2pm. Coronation Park Bowling Pavillion, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 555804.

Bridge: Duplicate bridge, partners not required. Visitors welcome. 12.50-4pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 465699.

Dark Nights Theatre Group: Meet Wednesdays, 7.30pm. St Wilfred’s Church Hall, Chapel Street, Preston. Tel: 07908 016660.

Baby and Toddler Group: 10am-noon. Ashton Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 725264.

Scripts Aloud: Read different play scripts aloud. No acting skills or previous theatrical experience required. Playscripts are provided. New members always welcome. 7.45pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Tickets: free The Beautiful Planet cafe, Friargate, Preston. Tel: scriptsaloud@hotmail.co.uk.

Preston Ladies Harmony Singers: New members always welcome. 7.30pm. Leyland Methodist School, Canberra Road, Leyland. Tel: info@chmaterials.com.

Chorley Lodge Artists Society: Painters of all standards welcome - even complete beginners. Speakers, demonstrations, competitions and exhibitions. www.lodgeartistschorley.org.uk. Every Wednesday, 7.30-9.30pm. Brinscall & Withnell Social Club, School Lane, Brinscall, Chorley.

The A Cappella Singers: Est 1995, the Singers are wishing to increase the size of this highly acclaimed group. Prospective members should be able to read music and perform. Rehearsals Wednesdays during school terms with performances usually on Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons. Wilpshire area, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 249280.

Leyland Model Railway Club: 7-10pm every Monday and Wednesday. Hillthorpe Farm, Much Hoole, Leyland. Tel: 01704 562721.

Coffee Morning: Free coffee, toast, drinks etc. All welcome. 10am-noon. St James Church, Knowsley Street, off Avenham Lane, Preston.

Yoga Class: With British Wheel of Yoga teacher Frances Heaton. 10am-11.30am, each alternate Wednesday. St Ambrose Church Annex, Leyland. Tel: 01772 491784.