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Theatre

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

A Farewell to Arms: Acclaimed theatre makers, Imitating the Dog, bring their unique theatrical vision to Ernest Hemingway’s seminal First World War novel. 7.30pm, with matinees at 2pm on Thu 16, Wed 22 and Sat 25, October. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Fri, Oct 10 until Sat, Oct 25.

Blackburn

An Evening of Laughter - Live: Featuring: Karen Bayley, Steve Day & Mike McClean. Suitable for ages 18+. 7pm. Tickets: £20.0 The Croston Theatre at Wilmar Lodge, Westholme School, Meins Road, Blackburn. Tel: 07977 989771. Sat, Oct 11 only.

Music

Rock

From The Jam and Deadwood Dog’: A not to be missed night of anarchic, foot stomping music! Friday, October 10, 7.30pm. Tickets: £20.0 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

UK Foo Fighters: The attention to detail is just amazing - the gear, the look, and, most importantly, the distinctive sound of Foo Fighters. Saturday, October 11, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10.0 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Dan Croll: Dan’s music is a tour de force, marrying folk, rock and full on electronica. One of the most exciting new artists around. Tuesday, October 14, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10.0 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Pop

An Evening With JK as Robbie Williams: plus 3 Course Dinner. Thursday, October 9. Tickets: £25.0 Cucina Pazzo, 37-39 St Andrews Road South, Lytham. Tel: 01253 789327.

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.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Andria Simone & Those Guys: Thursday, October 9, 9pm. The Borough, 3-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 64170.

Wigan Ukulele Band: Back by popular request! Bring your own drinks. Friday, October 10, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10, includes hot pot supper. Eccleston at St. Mary’s School, Eccleston, Preston. Tel: 01257 451863.

Kris Dollimore (of Del Amitri) plus The Kausters: With a largely acoustic repertoire, precision playing is expected and delivered by Dollimore, earning him a hard core following of loyal fans. Friday, October 10, 8pm. Tickets: £8.0 The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425.

Andria Simone & Those Guys: Friday, October 10, 6pm. Greaves Park Brewers Fayre, Bowerham Road, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 389335.

Andria Simone & Those Guys: Saturday, October 11. 9.30pm, Penny Street Bridge Hotel, Penny Street Canal Bridge; 11.30pm, Revolution, Penny Street. various venues, Lancaster.

Andria Simone & Those Guys: Sunday, October 12, 4pm, Lancaster Castle, Castle Park - £1 Gate entry; 6.15pm, Wagon & Horses, 27 St. George’s Quay. various venues, Lancaster.

Andria Simone & Those Guys: Monday, October 13, 8pm. Penny Street Bridge Hotel, Lancaster.

Classical

Live at LICA Autumn concert season launch: Soprano Jane Irwin with a lyrical programme including works by Purcell, Schumann and Richard Strauss, accompanied by pianist Julia Lynch. Thursday, October 9. Tickets: From £8. Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 594151.

Nightclubs

Friday, Oct 10

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.

FAC 51 The Hacienda with Happy Mondays: The Mondays perform their full live show in a rare club setting along with a soundtrack provided by many of The Hacienda’s finest DJ’s. 7.30pm-3am. Tickets: £25 in advance. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

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.

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.

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 11

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.

Mecca: DJ’s Ronnie Brown & Julian Kellett invite you to step back in time to the Mecca days of Soul, Motown & Funk. Free glass of bubbly for first 50 guests! 9pm-2am. Tickets: £3 advance, £5 after 11pm. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

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 14

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

Wednesday, Oct 15

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

Wanted! Pub Quiz Team: I am looking to get some people together to form a pub quiz team. Please contact Helen. Times TBC. Venue TBC, Preston. Tel: 07846 887479.

Thursday, Oct 9

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.

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

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.

BJ’s Rock In The Blues Club: with The Jon Casey 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.

Cash Bingo: Every Thursday, eyes down 8pm. Royal British Legion Club, Longridge, Preston.

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.

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

Friday, Oct 10

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.

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

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.

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 11

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.

Sunday, Oct 12

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 13

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 14

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.

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.

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

Wednesday, Oct 15

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dance

Thursday, Oct 9

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: 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sequence Dancing: Tea and biscuits provided. A fun afternoon with good company. All new members are welcome. 2-4pm on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Tickets: £2 per person. Fairview Community Hall, Highfield Road, Adlington, Chorley. Tel: 01257 267949.

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

Friday, Oct 10

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.

Sweet Salsa Dance Party: Cuban salsa spectacular featuring a night of dancing and incredible live music from one of the best British-based Cuban bands there is, Son Yambu. Saturday, October 10. The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 07931 721697.

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

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 11

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

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 12

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 13

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

Phil’s Salsanorthwes: 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.

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.

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 14

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Oct 15

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.

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.

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

Wednesday Tea Dances: Bring your friends for a jolly two hours of sequence dancing. 2-4pm. Tickets: £4, inc. tea and biscuits. St Andrews Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 617010.

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.

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

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.

Sales/Markets

Thursday, Oct 9

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.

Saturday, Oct 11

Car Boot Sale: 10am-3pm. St Teresa’s Club, 34 Queensway, Penwortham, Preston.

Jumble Sale: Good as new, toys, books, bric-a-brac. Top class jumble. Refreshments. Proceeds to village Whitsuntide Festival. Leftover goods to Third World Aid. From 11am. Goosnargh Village Hall, Church Lane, Goosnargh, Preston. Tel: 01772 865840.

Winter Pansy Sale: in packs, tubs or hanging baskets. Plus a selection of perennials. Saturday, October 11. Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre, Watling St Road, Fulwood, Preston.

Jumble Sale: Admission 20p. 1pm. St Oswald’s Parish Hall, Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston.

Autumn Fair: Stalls, refreshments, displays, crafts. In aid of Arthritis Research (UK) during National Arthritis Week. All welcome. 2.30-4.30pm. St Leonards Church Hall, Marshalls Brow, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752522.

Auction in aid of Gift’92: 10am. Our Lady & St Edwards Social Club, Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston.

Sunday, Oct 12

Open Fair: Teas, local produce for sale, jams, chutneys, cakes, tombola. Profits to St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Claughton. 2-4pm. Claughton on Brock Memorial Hall, Stubbins Lane, Claughton on Brock, Preston. Tel: 01995 640956.

Fleamarket: Refreshments served until 2.30pm. Many stalls and a Tombola. All profits to Lancashire Cat Rescue. There will be lots 9am-3pm. Tickets: Entry fee is only 50p, accompanied children free. Barton Village Hall, A6/Garstang Road, Barton, Preston. Tel: 01772 750263.

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

Thursday, Oct 9

Lancaster Music Festival: Nearly 200 acts covering numerous genres performing at over 40 city centre and University venues. various times, October 9-13. various venues, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 380990.

Friday, Oct 10

Preston Tringe Launch: Join Cafe Korova and Preston Tringe for an evening of Comedy, Music, Magic and more to get Preston Tringe off to a buzzing start! 8.30pm. Korova Cafe Bar, Charnley Street, Preston.

Preston Tringe 2014: Preston’s Independent Arts Festival returns. See www.prestontringe.com for full listings. Events and performances daily, Friday October 10 to Saturday October 18. Tickets: Various charges. various venues, Preston. Tel: www.prestontringe.com.

Saturday, Oct 11

Conservation Day: Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to care for and preserve the 119,000 objects in the Harris’ collection? 11am-4pm with various sessions throughout the day. Full details at www.harrismuseum.org.uk. Tickets: FREE, open to all ages. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

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 12

Quaker Week - Introductory meeting for worship: 10.30-11am. Chorley Quaker Meeting, Unitarian Schoolroom, Park Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 460168.

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.

Tuesday, Oct 14

Flaunt It Cabaret: More Music’s afternoon of live entertainment aimed at people with a learning disability, but all are welcome. 1.30pm. Tickets: £6, support workers get in free. The Hothouse, Devonshire Road, Morecambe. Tel: 01524 831997.

Wednesday, Oct 15

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.

WWI & WWII Expo: Over 300 photographs of Burscough dating back to the 19th century on display, accompanied by Gretchen, unique doll recovered from World War II. Wednesday to Fridays 1-4pm and Saturday and Sundays 10-4pm, until November 1. Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf, Preston. Tel: 01695 576844.

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.

Miscellaneous

Sunday, Oct 12

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

Tuesday, Oct 14

Red Squirrels - An illustrated talk: by Brian Ashworth. Outlining the Wildlife Trust’s efforts to conserve the nation’s favourite tufty-eared endangered creature. 7.15-9pm. Tickets: Adults £3, Friends of Cuerden Valley Park £2, accompanied children free. The Barn,, Berkeley Drive,, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 324436.

World of Wine Italy & Germany: Discovering Barolo, Amarone and Chianti from Italy, and German Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines. 7pm. Tickets: £25. Holiday Inn, Preston. Tel: 01253 301934.

Clubs / Societies

Thursday, Oct 9

Eckankar, Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel: Ancient Wisdom For Today. 7.30pm on the second Thursday of every month. The Spinks Meeting Room, The YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes, Lytham. Tel: 07548 172113.

Preston and District Walking Club: A free guided walk of 9 miles with very little climbing. 10.30am. Longton Brickcroft, Longton, Preston.

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.

Bowls Seminars: To help all bowlers to gain a better knowledge of the Laws of the Game. Opportunity to take the voluntary Referees Local Exam in March. All welcome. 7.30pm. Tickets: £6 at the start, with a further £3 in March if you wish to sit the exam. Ashton Bowling Club, Egerton Road, Ashton, Preston.

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 10

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 11

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.

Springfield Fell Walking Club: Grange-over-Sands, three grades of walk. Walk days Saturday every two weeks. Various pick up times. Tickets: Coach £9. various pick up points, Preston. Tel: 01772 728718.

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 12

Preston and District Walking Club: A coach trip to Hawes and Bainbridge (Yorkshire Dales). Four guided walks to suit most abilities. Please call to book. Various pick up times. Tickets: Coach £12. Coach pick up points around the Preston area, Preston. Tel: 01772 616916.

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 13

Preston Birdwatching and Natural History Society: Gordon Fletcher will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘Curious Creatures of the Northern Seas’. 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 14

Parkinson’s UK: Preston and District Branch monthly meeting. ‘Nordic Walking’ by Matt Gibbs. 7.30pm. St Cuthberts Church Centre, Lytham Road, Fulwood, Preston.

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.

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 15

Preston and District Walking Club: A free guided low impact walk of up to 3 miles, for those wishing a gentle introduction or as a return to health program. 10.30am. Hurst Green Memorial Hall, Hurst Green, Preston.

Longton with Hutton Flower Club: Demonstration ‘These are a few of my favourite things’ by Eileen Barrclough. Visitors/new members welcome. Raffle, NAFAS Publication and sales table. 7pm. Tickets: £6 to include refreshments. Hutton Village Hall, Hutton, Preston.

Bamber Bridge Bruises: New boxing club for anyone aged 6+. For more information please contact Luke. Every Wednesday. Brownedge St Mary’s High School, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 07776 151033.

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.