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Theatre

Lancaster

Cabaret Vérité: Chanteuse Bethany Jameson invites you to explore the back streets of Paris, take a glimpse of underground Buenos Aires and enjoy show-stopping music. 7.30pm. Great Hall Complex, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 594151. Thurs, Feb 20 only.

Gob Squad and a glimpse of Western Society: A portrait of civilisation in C21st, a frame through which the audience can peep into the living room of an unknown family, and recognize themselves. 8pm. Great Hall Complex, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 594151. Wed, Feb 26 only.

Suspiria (18): A sinister occult-fused nightmare from Italy’s master of horror, Dario Argento. 8.45pm. Tickets: From £5. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Thurs, Feb 20 only.

Comedy Double Bill: Lancaster’s very own leopard suited funnyman, Kriss Foster joins forces with the comic who won the Edinburgh Fringe award for funniest joke, Rob Auton 8pm. Tickets: From £8. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Sat, Feb 22 only.

High Society: Specially programmed for people with dementia and their families. 2pm. Tickets: £4 including tea/coffee and a pastry. An accompanying carer/family member goes free. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Mon, Feb 24 only.

Chorley

Breaking the Code: Dramatic true story about Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who cracked the German Enigma code and helped Britain win Would War II. 7.30pm. Tickets: Mon-Wed, £6; Thu-Sat £8. Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 264362. Opens Mon, Feb 24 until Sat, Mar 1.

Blackburn

Jimeoin: A fluid mixture of his signature observations, with hawk eye dissection of more of the absurdities of life and how we live it. 7.30pm. Tickets: £17.50. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Fri, Feb 21 only.

Ready Steady Cook Live!: Combine one green pepper, a red tomato, Lesley Waters, Russell Grant and Marcus Bean with the biggest and best TV cooking show. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £21.50. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Wed, Feb 26 only.

Liverpool

Martini Lounge Burlesque and Variety Show: An awe inspiring, classy and delightfully ludicrous night of entertainment. Dinner show from 5pm, event only from 7pm. Tickets: Dinner Show and Evening Event Tables: £74, Event only: £22. St George’s Hall, St Georges Place, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 800 0410. Sat, Feb 22 only.

The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History: Promenade performances will explore the dark cells below the grandness of the Great Hall, where those waiting to be condemned would spend their final. 6pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm, 7pm, 7.20pm, 7.40pm, 8pm, 8.20pm, 8.40pm, 9pm, 9.20pm, and 9.40pm. Tickets: £15.0 St George’s Hall, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 800 0410. Opens Mon, Feb 17 until Sun, Feb 23.

Mitch Benn: Mitch’s new show combines his Scouse upbringing with his love of music and a lifelong obsession with Liverpool’s most famous sons 8pm. Tickets: £14.0 The Epstein Theatre, Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 888 4411. Sat, Feb 22 only.

Music

Organ music

Monthly Charity Concert: With guest Multi-Keyboard player and Top UK organist, Steve Hubble. To raise funds for local disability charity MY LIFE. Tea, cakes and a raffle. Monday, February 24, 7.30-10pm. Tickets: £5.0 Midge Hall Methodist Church, Longmeanygate, Leyland. Tel: 07977 519597.

Rock

Pulse Echoes of Floyd Reunion: Over two hours of Pink Floyd by one of the UK’s finest tribute bands. 7 piece band and full light show. With full rendition of Dark Side of the Moon. Thursday 20 and Friday 21, February. Tickets: Thursday night £6 Friday night £8. St Gerards Parochial Centre, Lostock Hall, Preston. Tel: 07799 263870.

Martyr Defiled: Combining huge anthemic riffs, disgusting breaks and neck snapping groove. With support from Black Tongue and Heritage. Friday, February 21, 7pm. Tickets: £6.0 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 893000.

Transmission: More than 20 years on you can still relive the dark cavernous sound of Joy Division. With special guests Urban Empire and The Shade. Saturday, February 22, 9pm. Tickets: From £6. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Talon – The acoustic collection: Armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will simply leave you spellbound. Saturday, February 22, 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.0 Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street, Darwen, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 706006.

Sky Valley Mistress: Stoner rock band. Saturday, February 22, 7pm. Tickets: £4.0 The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599.

The Yard Dogs: Classic Rock covers band. Sunday, February 23, 6.30pm. The Queens, Golden Hill Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 453224.

Dance, beats etc

Dreadzone: Genre busting dub, folk, electronic dance featuring ex-Big Audio Dynamite member Greg Roberts. Friday, February 21, 7.45pm. Tickets: £15.0 The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599.

Jazz

Jazz Jam Session: All Welcome. Last Monday of each month, 8-10.30pm. Alexanders Pub, The Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Lane, Kendal. Tel: 07799 788777.

Classical

Knowle Green Classical Luncheon Concert Winter Series: A one hour classical concert provided by professional soloists and ensembles followed by a two course lunch. Call for brochure of the whole series. Thursdays at noon. Tickets: £15 with lunch, £10 without lunch. Knowle Green Village Hall, Knowle Green, nr Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01200 425629.

Friday Recitals: Feb 21 - Lynne Rogers soprano and Brenda Redmond piano. 12.30-1.30pm. Doors open at noon for freshly ground coffee. Tickets: Adults £6, students £3. St George’s, Preston.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Wagontown: Bluegrass/Celtic Trio. Free Admission. Saturday, February 22, 9pm. The Ale Emporium (formally The Bitter Suite), 53 Fylde Road, Preston.

The Dublin Legends: Sean Cannon, Patsy Watchorn, Eamonn Campbell & Gerry O’Connor mine the Irish canon. Tuesday, February 25, 7.30pm. Tickets: £20.0 The Charter Theatre, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 203456.

Miscellaneous

Guitars and Other Machines: Solo sets alongside classical guitar colliding with experimental electronica and progressive rock. Friday, February 21, 7.30pm. Tickets: From £8. The Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 410.

Nightclubs

Friday, Feb 21

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, Feb 22

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, Feb 25

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

Wednesday, Feb 26

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

Pubs / Clubs

Thursday, Feb 20

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

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: Thursday, Feb 20 - Sly Fox; Feb 27 - Alan Kensley Band. Every Thursday, 9.30pm. The Hop Pocket, Carr Lane, Chorley.

Friday, Feb 21

Fabulous Starfish: Great Acoustic Duo performing classics from Rock, Pop and Indie. Friday, February 21. 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.

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, Feb 22

Marcus & Jordao: Two young guys giving an acoustic night of modern day great tunes. Saturday, February 22. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

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

Sunday, Feb 23

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.

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

Monday, Feb 24

Open Mic Night: John Cruickshank returns to host a popular night open to all abilities. Monday, February 24. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

Tuesday, Feb 25

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.

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, Feb 26

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.

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, Feb 20

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

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.

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.

Children’s Irish dancing classes: Childrens 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.

Friday, Feb 21

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, Feb 22

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

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

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.

Sunday, Feb 23

Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing: Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence. 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, Feb 24

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.

Preston Folk Dance Club: Every Monday between September and April. 7.45pm. Tickets: £1.50 per session Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 745813.

Modern Line Dancing for beginners: 7.30-10.30pm. Farington Conservative Club, Stanifield Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07780 711827.

Sweet Salsa: Come join in the fun and learn hot and spicy Cuban style Salsa dancing in a fun friendly environment. Beginners 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.

Tuesday, Feb 25

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.

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.

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: Childrens 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.

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.

Wednesday, Feb 26

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.

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

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.

Sales/Markets

Saturday, Feb 22

Car Boot & Table Top Sale: Refreshments and various stalls. Come and pick up a bargain! Bouncy castle weather permitting. 10am-3pm. Catherine Becketts Community Centre, Deepdale Enclosure, Deepdale Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 556546.

Lytham Vintage & Antiques Market: Selling Vintage, antiques, retro, pre-loved treasures and collectables. Last Saturday of each month, 10am-4pm. Tickets: £1 Lytham Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham. Tel: 01253 782828.

Sunday, Feb 23

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, Feb 20

All Laughter Show: With The Sandow Clowns. Slapstick fun for the whole family. Stilt walking, juggling, balancing, comedy musical car, audience participation and prizes. 11.30am and 2pm. The show lasts 80 minutes. Tickets: £3.50, ages 2 and under free. The Lancastrian Suite, Chorley Town Hall, Chorley. Tel: 07969 933236.

Friday, Feb 21

Charity Evening: With Dr. Steven Brindle, who restored Windsor castle after the fire in 1992, will give an interesting and insightful talk on the restoration. 7pm. Tickets: £25 including supper. Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston. Tel: 01254 812010.

People & Planet Film Festival: Let it rain! Put your wellies on and head to venues across Blackburn for two weeks of free films and workshops to spark the imagination. Various times. Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Saturday, Feb 22

Half Term Fun: with reptiles, a twilight fun run, craft workshops, a Winter Bird ID walk, Withy Lantern making, a Junk Derby, birds of prey and much more! Daily, various times. Brockholes Nature reserve, Junction 31, M6, Preston. Tel: 01772 872000.

Winter Playday: Punch and Judy show, circus skills, interactive computer games, arts and crafts, giant games and much more. 11am-3pm. Chorley Town Hall, Chorley. Tel: 01257 515151.

Sunday, Feb 23

Snowdrop Sundays: Woodland Walks, refreshments, Visitor Centre with shop and log fire. To raise funds for the Hall restoration. Nationally acclaimed snowdrop collection Noon-4pm. Tickets: Adults £2.50, Children FREE. Bank Hall, Bretherton, near, Preston. Tel: 01772 746703.

Monday, Feb 24

Half term Children’s Entertainment: Meet our talking Toucan and Chimp and see close up magic! 10am-4pm. Stall 71, Lower Market, Preston. Tel: 01772 906048.

Get Up and Go: Keep the youngsters entertained this half term with a wide variety of activities suitable for young people of all ages. Various times, see www.chorley.gov.uk/getupandgo for details. various locations, Chorley. Tel: 01257 515151.

Tuesday, Feb 25

A Swashbuckling Half Term: Enjoy a treasure trove of Pirate themed activities, puzzles, treasure hunts, trips around the castle, mock trials and free gifts. Daily. Lancaster Castle, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 848525.

Exhibitions

Daily

Painting Exhibition: All pieces by students from Terry O’Toole’s painting classes. Please call for further information and exhibiton opening times. Garstang Arts Centre, Croston Road, Garstang. Tel: 07969 177369.

Saturday, Feb 22

Making Faces: Celebrating the portrait. You can have your own portrait included by sending your selfie to chapel.gallery@westlancs.gov.uk. Tue-Sat 10am-4.30pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Monday, Feb 24

Winter Trees: A photographic exhibition by Chris Walbank. All the images on display are taken within a radius of two fields just outside Garstang. Daily. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Wednesday, Feb 26

ORMIKA: Photographer Zoe Richards portrays businesses as you have never seen them before. Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am to 16:30pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk.

Miscellaneous

Thursday, Feb 20

An Introduction To European Gothic: Manchester Metropolitan University’s Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes takes you on a century long journey through some of the highlights of European Gothic film 7.15pm. Tickets: Free but places must be booked The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Sunday, Feb 23

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.

Monday, Feb 24

Supporting Construction Business Needs: Meet members of the Innovation and Enterprise team and learn more about how UCLan works with businesses. 9am. Tickets: Free but please register at www.eventbrite.co.uk. MIST - Innovation Studio, 4th Floor, UCLan Media Factory, Corporation Street, Preston.

Leisure Activities

Friday, Feb 21

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

Hobbies

Thursday, Feb 20

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.

Let’s Get Creative - Short Course: Painting, drawing, sticking and lots of fun, creative things to do. 9.30am-noon, every Thursday for eight weeks. Intact, Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 01772 760760.

Preparing Your Garden: Design and prepare your garden for planting flowers and vegetables. 1-3.30pm. Intact, Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 01772 760760.

Saturday, Feb 22

National Nestbox Week: Join in making nestboxes for Richmond Park’s birdlife. Saturday, February 22. Richmond Park, Burscough. Tel: 01695 570258.

Clubs / Societies

Thursday, Feb 20

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: 11am-noon for pre-schoolers and 4.15pm. 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 Indoor Short Tennis: Ladies and mens group. All levels including total beginners welcome to this fun friendly group. 10.30am. Playfootball Hall, Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Indoor Short Tennis: Ladies and men’s group. All levels including total beginners welcome to this fun friendly group. 10.30am. Playfootball Hall, Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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

Friday, Feb 21

Mind Body Spirit Club: Psychic Night. Short talk with demonstration of mediumship. www.newhorizonzpreston.com. 7.45pm. Tickets: £4.0 Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 653809.

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. With a 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, Feb 22

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, Feb 23

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, Feb 24

Preston Birdwatching and Natural History Society: Peter Marsh will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘Participation in the National Atlas for Larger Moths’. 7.30pm. Tickets: Non members welcomed £2 otd. St Mary’s Church Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 611509.

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: New Years resolution to lose weight now! Join the class that works 5.30pm. Tickets: £10.00 for a month, with a monthly pass 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. With a 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.

Indoor Short Tennis for Adults: For men and ladies all ages. Keep fit in our friendly tennis group. 10.30am-noon. All Seasons Leisure Centre, Chorley. Tel: 07966 315241.

Tulketh Tennis for Juniors: Ages 4 to 16. Various groups and times, Mondays and Wednesdays. Playfootball Hall, Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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

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

Balderstone Brass Band: Players of any age welcome. Established 150 years. Junior members, 7-8pm, Senior members, 8-10pm. 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.

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, Feb 25

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

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

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. With a 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: No appointment, 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: Short Indoor Tennis; 10.30-noon. For adults of all ages. Friendly sociable groups. Back to Tennis/Beginners for adults; 1.45pm. Friendly groups. New Adult Tennis Ladies and Men Beginners/Rusty Rackets; 7.15pm. All welcome. Tulketh Tennis(Palyfootball Hall), Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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.

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, Feb 26

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.

Chorley Artists: Meets on Wednesdays, except 2nd Wednesday 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.