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Theatre

Preston

Peter Pan Outdoor Adaptation: Heartbreak Productions promise Peter Pan with an exciting twist. Bring a picnic and come prepared for all weathers. Pre-booking is essential. 5pm. Wand making sessions 1.30-4pm, £1. Tickets: £13.50, children £9, family (2+2) £39, car parking included. Brockholes Nature reserve, Junction 31, M6, Preston. Tel: 01772 872000. Sun, Aug 24 only.

Lytham

George’s Marvellous Medicine: Fylde coast favourites Illyria bring David Wood’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s novel. Bring your own seating. 4pm, gates open from 2pm for picnics. Tickets: £13, seniors/students £10, schoolchildren £6.50. Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham. Tel: 01253 736652. Sun, Aug 24 only.

Lancaster

Dr Who Live Screening: Doctor Who makes a spectacular return to the big screen in a feature-length premiere episode of Series 8: Deep Breath(PG). 7.35pm, followed by a live by satellite Q&A session with the man himself. Tickets: From £10. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Sat, Aug 23 only.

A Night At The Cinema (U): The glorious variety of comedies, dramas, travelogues and newsreels which would have made up a typical night out in 1914. 6.30pm. Tickets: From £5. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Tues, Aug 26 only.

Southport

That’ll Be The Day: Prepare yourself for a party, the nations longest running rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns by popular demand. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £18.50. Southport Theatre, Promenade, Southport. Tel: 0844 871 3021. Sat, Aug 23 only.

Music

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.

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

Blues, Folk & Irish

Wagontown: Bluegrass/Celtic Trio. Saturday, August 23, 9pm. The Ale Emporium, 53 Fylde Road, Preston.

Miscellaneous

Summer Music: Local bands and talented brass musicians play free summer music concerts in the bandstand. 2-4pm, Saturdays and Sundays, July 26 to August 24. Coronation Park, Ormskirk.

Nightclubs

Friday, Aug 22

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.

Blackpool Mecca Revival Reunion: Northern Soul & Motown festival projecting up to 90 artistes on big screens. With legendary DJ Colin Curtis and many more. Friday, 8pm-2am; Saturday, 2pm-2am. Tickets: From £10. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. Tel: 07971 772315.

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Aug 23

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, Aug 26

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

Wednesday, Aug 27

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, Aug 21

Pete & Lynda’s Open Mic Night: Instruments and PA set-up provided. Every Thursday. 8.30 - 11.30pm. Free admission. The Wheatsheaf, Croston Road, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 07821 293655.

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

BJ’s Rock In The Blues Club: The Adrian Gautrey Band. Hosted by Lucas Campbell. Keeping Live Music Alive every Thursday. Free Admission. 9.30pm. The Minstrel, Eaves Green Lane, Chorley. Tel: 0786 221 5346.

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.

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

Quiz Hosted by BIG J: General knowledge and Jackpot Quiz. Cash, Prizes and giveaways. Free to enter. Dining until 8pm - Buy 2 main meals and get a bottle of house wine free 8.30pm. The Railway, 35 Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley. Tel: 01257 270254.

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.

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.

Friday, Aug 22

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, Aug 23

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

Sunday, Aug 24

Mods vs Rockers: music night. Prizes for the best mods and rockers outfits. From 8pm. The Black Bull Inn, 83 Pope Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752953.

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.

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

Monday, Aug 25

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, Aug 26

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, Aug 27

Pete & Lynda’s Open Mic/Band Night: Full PA, drums and backline provided. Bands, musicians and vocalist welcome. Last Wednesday of every month. 8 - 12pm. Free admission. The Red Lion, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 07821 293655.

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

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

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

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, Aug 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Friday, Aug 22

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

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

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, Aug 23

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

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

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

Sunday, Aug 24

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, Aug 25

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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, Aug 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Aug 27

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

Line Dancing With Ann and Carole: Every Wednesday. Beginners 7.30 - 8.30pm; intermediate 8.30 - 10.30pm. Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 712231.

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

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

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

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, Aug 21

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

Saturday, Aug 23

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, Aug 24

The Unusual Plant Fair: Buy something different for your garden! Plus free demonstrations on container planting to attract wild life, and a Gardeners’ Question and Answer. 11am-4pm. Tickets: £1 car parking. Separate charges for house tours. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

Farmers Market: Held in and around the Barn with about 25 stalls selling local produce and crafts. The tea shop will also be open 11am-3.30pm. 10am-2pm. The Barn, Berkeley Drive, off Shady Lane,, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 324436.

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.

Thursday, Aug 28

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

Special Events

Thursday, Aug 21

Teddy Bears Picnic: With bouncy castle, hook-a-duck, face painting. Everyone is welcome, bring along a teddy bear and a packed lunch, drinks will be provided. Noon-3pm. St. Peter’s meeting room rear of Church, Harpers Lane, Chorley.

Arty/Time Explorers: Find out more about the Harris’ collections! Every Thursday, 10.30am-12.30pm. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

Friday, Aug 22

The Big Soul Dance: Northern Soul and Motown Festival. DJ Jos projecting up to 90 artists on big screens. Plus, on Saturday, legendary Mecca DJ Colin Curtis. 8pm-2am. Tickets: £10 advance or £16 for two days. £12 OTD. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. Tel: 07971 772315.

Saturday, Aug 23

Chipping Show: Livestock classes, cookery, handicrafts, children’s classes, vegetables, flowers, Sheep Show, races, competitions, local cheeses, stalls, bar and food From 9.30am. Tickets: £8, children £2. Chipping Show Ground, Chipping, nr Longridge, Preston.

Bank Holiday Fun Day: Competitions, Games and Fun, Dales Trail etc. Don’t be put off if the weather is bad there is plenty to do under cover. Free entry and parking. 11am-4pm. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare Centre, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Town and Country Fair: with the H&M Dog Display Team, world motocross champion Jason Smythe, dog arena, creature house, country pursuits, ponies, vintage cars and more. 10am-5.30pm, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tickets: From £5, children frr on Saturday and until noon on Sunday, £2 thereafter. The Leisure Lakes, The Gravel, Mere Brow, Southport. Tel: 01704 212734.

Hands On at the Harris: Arty & historical fun. 11.30-3.30pm, August 9 and 23. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

Sunday, Aug 24

Gala Day: Bouncy castles, sumo suits, bugee rides, archery, beer tent, BBQ, cafe, games, tombola, Brindle Brass Band and welly wanging. 11am-4pm. Gregson Lane Playing Fields, Hoghton, Preston. Tel: 01254 852998.

Ormskirk MotorFest 2014: Around 250 marvellous cars and motorcycles on display and taking part in parade laps. Sunday, August 24. Moor Street, Aughton Street and Coronation Park, Ormskirk.

Monday, Aug 25

Walmer Bridge Village Fete: Lots of main ring attractions from fire eaters to dancers, singers and magicians. Plus competitions, handicrafts, stalls and demonstrations. From noon. Dog show from 1pm. Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Walmer Bridge, Preston.

Performing Arts Summer School: Children aged between eight and 16 can learn how to make a play in a week. In partnership with The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University. Monday, 18 to Friday, 22 August. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 584480.

Junior Rangers Events: Enjoy exciting times in the great outdoors during the school summer holidays. See www.westlancs.gov.uk/events for a full list. Various times. Skelmersdale and, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 622794.

Tuesday, Aug 26

Hands On at the Harris: Arty and historical fun. Every Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

Wednesday, Aug 27

Wonderful Wednesdays: Something new to see or do each week! Every Wednesday, drop in between 1.30-3.30pm. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

Arts and Crafts with Mandy: Arts and crafts fun. There will also be a Family Friendly tour at 1.30pm. £8 adults, £6 children/concessions. 11am and 2pm, Jul 30, August 13 and 27. Tickets: £2 per child. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

Summer at Penny Farm: Groom a Pony, Bouncy Castle, Dales Trail Activity Walk, Games, Competitions and lots more. Lots to do under cover! Coffee Shop. Every Wednesday throughout August, 11am-4pm. Tickets: Free admission and free parking. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehabitation Centre, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Creative Junk Workshop and Competition: Come and create your own masterpiece from junk. Prizes will be given for the best in each age category: 1-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years and 10 years and over. 11am-3pm. Free. Barton Grange Garden Centre, Garstang Road, Brock, Preston. Tel: 01995 642900.

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.

Exhibitions

Daily

Spirit of Place: An exhibition and sale of Contemporary Textile Art by Natural Progression Textile Group. Free entry and ample parking. 9am-5pm, daily until August 30. Alston Hall, Alston Lane, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 784661.

Making Waves - Art Inspired by the Sea: The show explores the challenges faced by generations of artists when capturing this transient and unpredictable subject matter. 11am-5pm daily until Saturday, September 6. During the exhibition there will be a variety of talks, tours & workshops. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

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

West Lancashire Open Exhibition: Accomplished artists from across the UK showing their artworks - a riot of colour, technique and imagination. Vote for the People’s Prize winner! 10am-4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday until September 3. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Fractals: Platonic Solids: Un/Folded: An abstract approach to 3D construction by Macarena Rioseco from Chile who is currently studying for a Phd in art at Lancaster University. Daily until August 31. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Kaleidoscope: A diverse display of art and carft created by makers from the Ribble Valley. Plus open studio workshops each Sunday. Daily during July and August, 9am-5pm. Brabin’s Gallery, 20-22 Talbot Street, Chipping, Preston. Tel: 01200 441320.

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.

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

Tourist Attractions

Sunday, Aug 24

Bank Holiday Steamings: 27 old stationary steam engines - some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills of Lancashire. Most will be running in steam. Sunday 24 and Monday 25, 10am-4pm. Tickets: Free, donations welcome. Bolton Steam Museum, Mornignton Road, off Chorley Road, Bolton. Tel: 01204 846490.

Miscellaneous

Sunday, Aug 24

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

Sunday, Aug 24

Sky Ride Local: British Cycling and Sky have teamed up to get you involved in cycling in South Ribble. Suitable for any age this is an easy going ride. 2pm. Cuerden Valley, Preston.

Hobbies

Thursday, Aug 21

Preston Bridge Club: For further information visit the website www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. Monday, 12.50pm and 7.05pm; Tuesday, 7.15pm; Wednesday, 12.50pm; Thursday, 7.05pm; Friday, 7.05pm; and first Saturday of the month, 7.05pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Friday, Aug 22

Night of 100 Wines: The highlight of our summer with 10 of our top suppliers each bringing 10 of their top wines for our customers to try. 6.30pm. Tickets: £12.0 Whalley Abbey, Whalley, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 822581.

Sunday, Aug 24

Adult Volunteer Day: The team that run the Walled Garden at Worden park are looking for members of the community to help with everyday jobs. Noon-4pm. The Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Clubs / Societies

Thursday, Aug 21

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). 10.30-11.30am. Tickets: £5 per session. Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston, Chorley. Tel: 07757 417664.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Friday, Aug 22

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

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

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

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.

Tennis coaching for 5-7 year olds: 4-4.45pm. Chorley Tennis Club, Sandringham Road, behind Chorley Cricket Club, Chorley. Tel: 07772 825548.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adult and Junior Tennis Coaching: Various times from 4pm. Barton Tennis Club, Barton, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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

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

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

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, Aug 23

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.

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Aug 24

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

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

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

Monday, Aug 25

Monthly Meet: A singles group for retired, divorced and bereaved men and ladies in a happy, relaxed atmosphere. No speaker this month as it is Bank Holiday but we have tea/cake and a good natter! 2-4pm. Our Lady & St Edwards Parish Centre Lounge, 4 Marlborough Drive, Fulwood. Tel: 01772 712452.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Aug 26

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.

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

Tennis coaching for 5-7 year olds: 4-4.45pm. Chorley Tennis Club, Sandringham Road, behind Chorley Cricket Club, Chorley. Tel: 07772 825548.

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

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.

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, Aug 27

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

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

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

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

Luncheon Club: Meet every Wednesday. 12noon. Admission: £2.50 for a two-course meal. The Salvation Army Centre, Harrington Street, (off Adelphi Street), Preston. Tel: 01772 555425.

The A59 Club: Social club for single, separated, divorced and widowed friends, aged over 40. Different events weekly. Meet every Weds. Visit www.TheA59Club.btik.com 7.30pm. Admission: 50p. The Bonny Inn, Ribchester Road, Clayton-Le Dale, Blackburn. Tel: 01200 422361.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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