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Theatre

Preston

Garstang Musical Productions presents ‘The Awards Show’: Songs from musicals which have won Tony awards including South Pacific, Evita and Jersey Boys. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £5. Garstang Community Academy, Garstang, Preston. Tel: 01995 606603. Opens Wed, Apr 30 until Fri, May 30.

Lancaster

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience: Waited upon by Basil, Sybil and Manuel and with only a third of the show scripted, anything can happen. Take a seat in the ‘Fawlty Towers’ restaurant. 7.30pm. Tickets: Thu £38pp, Fri & Sat £42pp includes 3-course meal and 2-hour show. The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 64170. Opens Thurs, May 15 until Sat, May 17.

Killing Roger: Inspired by prize winning author L W Illsley’s personal experiences of Hodgkin’s disease. A moving, poignant yet humorous tale of an old man and a boy 7.30pm. Tickets: From £12. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Thurs, May 15 only.

Lancashire Youth Dance Festival: Ludus Dance and The Dukes in Lancaster have joined forces to stage this two-day festival full of energy and creativity. Friday 16 and Saturday 17, 7.30pm. Tickets: From £6.47. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Fri, May 16 until Sat, May 17.

NT Recorded Screening – King Lear (12A): Monday, May 5, 7pm; Sunday, May 11, 4pm; Thursday, May 15, 2pm; Saturday, May 31, 2pm. Tickets: From £13. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Mon, May 5 until Sat, May 31.

Morecambe, The Man What Brought Us Sunshine: A heart-warming, tear-jerking yet uplifting show about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £17.50. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Tues, May 20 until Wed, May 21.

When. Will. I. Will. I. Be Famous: Professional wrestler Jonny Phere will be playing himself in a production inspired by television talent shows. Wednesday, May 21 1pm & 7pm; Friday, May 23, 7pm. Tickets: From £4.47. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Wed, May 21 until Fri, May 23.

Chorley

Robin Ince: Award-winning stand-up comedian with an unhinged comic lecture all about the brain: the history of psychiatry, psychology, and mind-messing. 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.0 Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 264362. Thurs, May 15 only.

Blofeld & Baxter - Test Match Memories: A night of cricketing anecdotes. 7.30pm. Tickets: £18.50. Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 264362. Fri, May 16 only.

Blackburn

Billy Pearce - National Treasure: Billy has somehow managed to outlast most of his contemporaries, and continues to be one of the nation’s best-loved comedians. 7.30pm. Tickets: £18.50. Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Thurs, May 15 only.

Andrew Dee: The evidence he brings from your loved ones in the spirit world aims to lift the lid of any questions you may have about this life and the hereafter. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £12. Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Sat, May 17 only.

Joe Longthorne: One of the most dynamic entertainers in British show business. 8pm. Tickets: £19.0 Windsor Suite, King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Fri, May 16 only.

Southport

NABBA Mr North West Body Building Championships 2014: 2pm. Tickets: From £11. Southport Theatre, Promenade, Southport. Tel: 0844 871 3021. Sun, May 18 only.

St Helens

Heart & Soul – The Musical: The rollercoaster journey of a young woman’s quest for success in the cut-throat music industry. Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 May. Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744 756000. Opens Thurs, May 15 until Fri, May 16.

Music

Rock

Bohemia Music Night: Featuring alt/rock band Bingo Bay, the pop punk explosion of His Disgrace and legendary local singer/songwriter Miles Salisbury. Tuesday, May 20, 8pm. Dog & Partridge, Friargate, Preston.

Fairport Convention: Widely regarded as the most important group in the English folk rock movement. Tuesday, May 20, 7.30pm. Lowther Pavilion, Lytham. Tel: 01253 794221.

Pop

Speak and Spell: The UK’s Premier Depeche Mode Tribute Act. Widely regarded as the best in the business, they play sell-out gigs throughout Europe. Saturday, May 17, 9pm. Tickets: From £10. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Jazz

Roger Beaujolais Quartet: A superb quartet including pianist Robin Aspland, bassist Simon Thorpe and top session drummer Winston Clifford perform an evening with jazz maestro. Saturday, May 17, 7.30pm. Tickets: From £10. The Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 410.

Soul

Preston’s Got Soul: with the legendary Judy Street, best known for Northern Soul classic ‘What’. Plus Wigan Casino’s Russ Winstanley, Glenn Walker-Foster and more. Friday, May 16, 8pm-2am. Tickets: £12.50 available online; www.53degrees.net or £15 OTD. 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 893000.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Sound and Music Presents Dark Inventions’ Firewheel Tour: An eclectic evening of folk songs and fresh contemporary music. Friday, May 16, 7.30pm. Tickets: From £8. The Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 410.

Jon Brindley: Jon’s songs might well take you to new places. He plays many instruments and says that performing is like being on a journey. Tuesday, May 20, 8.30pm. Longridge Folk Club, British Legion Club, Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston.

Classical

The Hallé: A programme of quite irresistible music from the Americas. Friday, May 17, 7.30pm. Plus a pre-concert talk with Geoffrey Owen, Head of Artistic Planning at the Hallé, introducing the 2014/15 season, £3.50 per person including canapes and glass of wine. Tickets: From £3. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Magnificence!: The third concert in the series for Organ and Orchestra. With orchestra-in-residence L ’Orchestra dell’Arte and conductor Edward Peak. Saturday, May 17, 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.0 The Great Hall, St George’s Hall, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 800 0410.

The Knowle Green Luncheon Concert Series: Different professional musicians each week. Cakes, real coffee and a delicious two course lunch afterwards. A lovely afternoon in a beautiful setting. Every week. Tickets: £15 for concert and lunch, £10 for concert only. Knowle Green Village Hall, Knowle Green, nr Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01200 425629.

Brass Bands

Guardian Concert Band: Making the most of performing live music in such a beautiful setting. Sunday, May 18, 2-4pm. Tickets: Entrance to the Open Day is £4. Bleasdale Tower Gardens Open Day, Bleasdale, Preston.

Miscellaneous

Promenade Concert Orchestra presents Housewives Choice: re-living the radio programme ‘Housewives’ Choice’, a wonderful and varied programme. Sunday, May 18, 3pm. Tickets: From £12, children £6. The Platform, Station Buildings, Central Promenade, Morecambe. Tel: 01524 582803.

Charity Concert - Pete Shaw: To raise money for the local branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind which is Leyland and Chorley combined. Raffle, homemade cakes and tea/coffee. Monday, May 19, 7.30pm. Midge Hall Methodist Church, Longmeanygate, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433509.

Nightclubs

Friday, May 16

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

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

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.

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.

Saturday, May 17

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, May 20

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

Wednesday, May 21

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. Tel: 07846 887479.

Thursday, May 15

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.

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

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

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.

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

BJ’s Rock in the Blues: Thursday, May 15 - Poor Boy; May 22 - Early Mac Band; May 29 - The Idle Hands. 9.30pm. Tickets: Free admission. The Hop Pocket, Carr Lane, Chorley.

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, May 16

Steve ‘Groucho’ Henshaw: Aeclectic mix of classic songs and dazzling guitar playing. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

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.

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

Saturday, May 17

Olly Neasham: Great tunes from across the decades a real entertainer. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

Sunday, May 18

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.

Rose of Farington’s Got Talent: Heats start Sunday, May 18, with the Grand Final on Sunday, May 25. Rose of Farington, 59 Stanifield Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 497043.

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

Monday, May 19

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, May 20

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.

Longridge Folk Club: The first Tuesday is always a singers night and the third we have some great guests. Anyone who wants to come along and join us will be most welcome! 8.30pm, on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Royal British Legion Club, Towneley Road, Longridge, Preston.

Wednesday, May 21

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 Laura: Every Wednesday. Ale Emporium, 53 Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290.

Quiz Night: Cash prizes, play your cards right and open the box. Every Wednesday at 9pm. The Plough, Preston Road, Grimsargh, Preston. Tel: 01772 652235.

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, May 15

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

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.

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.

Modern Line Dancing: All levels. 2-4pm. Douglas Hall, St Cuthberts Parish Centre, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07780 711827.

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.

Friday, May 16

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

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

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

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.

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, May 17

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.

Sequence Dancing, with Frank & Denise: 7.45pm, second and fourth Saturdays. St Francis Church Hall, Feniscliffe, Blackburn. Tel: 07592 772642.

Sunday, May 18

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, May 19

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

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

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

Modern Line Dancing for beginners: 7.30-10.30pm. 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.

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

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.

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

Tuesday, May 20

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. 1-3pm. St Gerard’s Club, Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 07780 711827.

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.

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.

Wednesday, May 21

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.

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

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

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.

Sales & Markets

Thursday, May 15

Garstang Country Market: Fine selection of home-baking, garden produce, plants and crafts. Tea, coffee etc. Admission free. Hampers to order. 10am-noon every Thursday. Garstang Sports and Social Club, Lancaster Road, Garstang, PR3 1EB, Preston. Tel: 01995 602346.

Saturday, May 17

Annual Plant Sale: Book & Cake stalls, refreshments available in the Parish Room. 10.30am-12.30pm. St Anne’s Church, Woodplumpton, Preston.

Sunday, May 18

Farmers’ Market: House open for guided tours including family-friendly tours, last tour at 4pm. Tea room and gift shop open. 10am. Tickets: £1 per car to the market. Admission for house tours: adults £8, children and concessions £6. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

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, May 17

Hilldale Country Village Fair: Brass band, Dog Show, bouncy castle, Morris dancers, donkeys, bungee trampoline, stalls, games, cream teas, BBQ, ice creams. From 1.30pm. Dog show at 1.45pm. Darren Poyzer and Kevin Farrell, aka Incredible Planet, will perform in the Village Hall in the evening. Tickets: Adults £1, children 50p. Stalls £10. Tickets for evening event £7.50. Hilldale Village Hall, Chorley Road, Hilldale, Preston. Tel: 01257 462764.

Bleasdale Tower Gardens Open Days: Beautiful gardens, exhibitions, BBQ, cakes, cream teas, bric-a-brac, local history, plants, vintage tractors/cars and music. Proceeds to church. Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18, noon-4.30pm. Tickets: £4, child 12-16 £1, 10 adn under free. Bleasdale, Garstang, Preston.

Longton Spring Fete: A day of fun including; a dog show, fairground, archery range, donkey rides, dancing, charity stalls, local produce stalls and refreshments. 12.30pm. Longton Playing Fields, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 07583 058313.

NW Air Ambulance 15th Anniversary Cabaret Night and Raffle: Featuring The John Towers Swing Band. Ticket details from Keith Mallinson on 07984 477100 or NWAA Charity Shops Garstang and Lytham. 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 including hotpot supper. The Wyrebank Banqueting Suite, The Moorings, Garstang, Preston. Tel: 01995 605445.

Tennis Open Day: Try-it sessions for anyone who would like to learn to play tennis or wants to find out about tennis in the area. Coaches will run introductory session 10am-2pm. Ribchester Tennis Club, Ribchester Tennis Court, Ribchester, Preston.

Lancaster Green Open Homes: Join us to be inspired by homes throughout the Lancaster District that have improved energy efficiency. Noon-5pm. Tours at Lancaster Cohousing, Forgebank, Halton at noon, 2pm and 4pm. Various venues, Lancaster. Tel: 07825 610342.

Energy Fair: Talks about many aspects of energy efficiency and stalls from the organisations that can help you green your own home. Halton Mill, Forgebank, Halton, Lancaster. Tel: 07825 610342.

Ormskirk Medieval Weekend: An exciting trip back in time to experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of medieval England. 10am-4pm, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18, May. Coronation Park, Ormskirk.

The Alpine Garden Society Southport Flower Show and Plant Sale: Plant sales and refreshments. With experts on hand to give advice on all aspects of growing. Noon-4pm. Tickets: £2.50, children free. Stanley High School, Fleetwood Road, Southport. Tel: 01386 554790.

Family Day: A day packed full of all sorts of activities. Face painting, interactive reptile session, stalls selling plants and hanging baskets. 10am-4pm. The Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Sunday, May 18

Cuerden Valley Fair: Fairground rides, Cuerden Birds of prey, farm animals, bouncy castles, climbing wall, working woodland crafts, foods and crafts and much more. 10am-4pm. Tickets: Adults £4, Children £2, Family (2+2) £8 Cuerden Valley Park, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 324436.

Exhibitions

Daily

Over Wyre Art Society Exhibition: Daily until Tuesday, May 20. Library, Lancaster Road, Knott End, Fleetwood. Tel: 07525 424352.

Bruce Nauman: Works produced between the 1970s and the 1990s that explore the body and our relationship to space, communication and miscommunication. Daily until May 24. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

South Ribble Primary Schools Art Exhibition: A display celebrating the talent of local school children. Daily until Saturday, June 7. South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre, The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 422041.

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.

Tuesday, May 20

Talk by Anthony d’Offay: A unique opportunity to hear the founder of Artist Rooms and the most influential London gallerist of the 80’s and 90’s talk about his experiences. From 5.30pm. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 905414.

Miscellaneous

Daily

Sherlock’s Anniversary: Explore the sandpit dig, caterpillar maze, tree faces and dens in the garden. Plus falconry, priceless furniture, special events and lots of mysteries Tues–Fri, 2pm–5pm, May to September. Birds of prey fly at 3.30pm weather permitting. Tickets: Adults: £7.75, Concessions: £6.75, Children age 5-12, £4.95. Leighton Hall, Carnforth, near, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 734474.

New Season at Hoghton Tower: The house will be open to the public for guided tours with our refurbished tea room open for a coffee or lunch. Sunday to Thursday, 11am-5pm, until Tuesday, September 30. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

Thursday, May 15

Debt Management: Practical advice and information on how to manage debt and avoid the debt trap. 9.15am-12.30pm. Intact, Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 01772 760760.

Friday, May 16

Pin-It: Learn how to use Pinterest for organising and sharing on-line images you find interesting or inspiring. 1-3pm. Intact, Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 01772 760760.

Sunday, May 18

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.

Leisure Activities

Saturday, May 17

Dawn Chorus Walk: An early morning guided tour of the reserve accompanied by a bird song expert who will help you to identify birds from their calls. 6am. Tickets: £15 inc. car parking and breakfast. Brockholes Nature reserve, Junction 31, M6, Preston. Tel: 01772 872000.

Hobbies

Thursday, May 15

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

Sunday, May 18

Make Your Own Pebble Pets: Transform your chosen pebble into a little pebble pet to take home and display. Adult supervision essential. 10.30am. The Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Monday, May 19

Sourcing Crafts: A trip to some of the best places to source your materials, escorted by craft teacher Tracy Robinson. Booking essential. 10.30am-2.30pm. Intact, Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 01772 760760.

Clubs / Societies

Thursday, May 15

Preston Poets’ Society: Poetry about landscape. Members and guests are invited to present a five/six minute talk on the subject, perhaps focussing on one particular poet. 7.30pm. St George’s Church Hall, off Lune St, Preston.

Preston Pride Basketball club: The Club is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing both old and new members. U14 - 6pm-8pm, Senior 2nd Team - 8pm-10pm. Cardinal Newman Sports Centre, St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07734 580974.

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 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). Weekly. 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.

Tulketh Tennis: Short Tennis for adults - men and ladies. Friendly group, total beginners welcome. Rackets provided. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10.30am-noon. Tickets: Only £3.20. Playfootball Hall, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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

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.

Friday, May 16

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

Preston New Horizonz: Mary Dowson – Dances of Universal Peace. A dynamic and practical form of meditation. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 705525.

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.

Mr Yipadee: Free show for all ages. 11.15am. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

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

Barton Tennis: Junior and adult sessions every Friday from 4pm. Ages four to adult, all abilities. From 4pm. A6, 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.

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

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, May 17

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.

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, May 18

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, May 19

Preston Pride Basketball club: The Club is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing both old and new members. U16/U15 - 6pm-8pm, Senior 3rd Team - 8pm-10pm. U23 at Myerscough College (time TBC). Cardinal Newman Sports Centre, St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07734 580974.

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.

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.

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: Equipment provided. For men and ladies of all ages. Keep fit in our friendly tennis group. 10.30am-noon. All Seasons Leisure Centre, Chorley. Tel: 07966 315241.

Back to Tennis and Rusty Rackets: Rackets available. Friendly groups. 7.15pm. Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Tennis: For juniors ages 4 to 16. Various times. Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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.

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, May 20

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.

Chorley and District Gardening Society: Bob Taylor will speak about Auricula and Primulas. Plus members plant sale and refreshments. New members and visitors most welcome. 7.30pm. Chorley Cricket Club, Sandringham Road, Chorley.

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.

Preston Pride Basketball club: The Club is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing both old and new members. U18 - 6pm-8pm, Senior 1st Team - 8pm-10pm. Cardinal Newman Sports Centre, St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07734 580974.

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.

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 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.

Tennis: Back to tennis/beginners. An ideal group for adults who want to learn how to play tennis. 7.30pm. Barton Tennis Club, Barton, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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.

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.

Yoga Classes: With British Wheel of Yoga Tutor Frances Heaton. Mats provided. Car park. 6-7.30pm Tuesday evenings. Tickets: £21 for four week block Plungington Community Centre, Plungington, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Wednesday, May 21

Longton with Hutton Flower Club: ‘The Three R’s’ by demonstrator Vanessa Wellock. Arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening. Visitors very welcome. Off road car parking. 7pm. Tickets: £6 to include refreshments Hutton Village Hall, Hutton, Preston.

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

Yoga Classes: For baby, toddlers & parents. 1pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

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.

Chorley Artists: Meets on Wednesdays, except 2nd in month. New members very welcome, just come along and bring your paints. 7.30-10pm. St. Chad’s Parish Centre, Town Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley.

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.

Tennis: For juniors ages 4 to 16. Various times. Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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.

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.

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.