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Theatre

Preston

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

Unknown Identity: A host of contemporary performances throughout the evening, each surrounding and exploring the theme of identity. 7pm. Tickets: £3.0 Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701. Thurs, May 22 only.

Lancaster

NT Recorded Screening – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (15): This recorded version is based on Mark Haddon’s acclaimed novel and has been described as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.’ Thursday, 22, and Sunday, 25, May, 7pm. Tickets: From £13. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Thurs, May 22 until Sun, May 25.

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

Liverpool

Frank Ifield- The Man Himself: In an in conversation event he narrates his rise to stardom and is joined on stage by a musician and a singer who will perform songs from the era. 7.30pm. Tickets: £16.500 The Epstein Theatre, Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 888 4411. Wed, May 28 only.

Southport

Ken Dodd – Happiness Show: 2014 sees Ken Dodd celebrate his 60th anniversary year as a professional entertainer. Enjoy a fun-filled variety show for all the family. 7pm. Tickets: From £18.50. Southport Theatre, Promenade, Southport. Tel: 0844 871 3021. Sat, May 24 only.

Music

Rock

Half Man Half Biscuit: A truly genuine band, blessed with a magical capacity to make the most jaded of listeners fall back in love with music again. Saturday, May 24, 7.30pm. Tickets: £20.0 King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Jazz

Musical Evening: with Bolton School Joint Jazz Band. Friday, May 23, 7pm. Tickets: £7.50 including a buffet Jacob’s Join supper. St Ambrose Parish Hall, Moss Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 495684.

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! Takes place the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 8.45pm. Bittersuite, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 822787.

Blues, Folk & Irish

The Bills: Acclaimed Canadian folk band supported by the Lakeland Fiddlers and Charlie Galloway. Friday, May 23, 8pm. Tickets: From £6. The Hothouse, Devonshire Road, Morecambe. Tel: 01524 831997.

The Lancashire Hotpots: A light-hearted view on life from a distinctly Northern angle. With congas, puppets and pirates! A rambunctious riot of good time, singalong fun. Saturday May 24, 8pm. Tickets: £15.0 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Miscellaneous

Dig It!: A night of music for the Under 20s. Introducing the area’s new bands! Wednesday, May 28, 6pm. Tickets: From £2.50. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Classical

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

Nightclubs

Friday, May 23

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 24

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

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

Tuesday, May 27

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

Wednesday, May 28

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

Pubs / Clubs

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

Thursday, May 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 23

Southbound Attic Band: Barry and Ronnie make a long awaited return to the Welly playing a mix of original and classic Celtic, Folk Rock and Americana songs. Friday, May 23. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

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

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

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

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

In the Gaps: Filling in all the gaps, with all the arts. Live poetry, film, experimental music and exhibitions. But you never know where you‘ll find the poet. 8pm. Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701.

Saturday, May 24

Korova Kids Got Talent: Do you a talented child? Would you like them to show off their talent? Korova runs a Britain Got Talent style contest! 6pm. Tickets: £5.0 Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701.

Mod Nation: A well known trio with a great reputation performing Mod Tunes from The Kinks, The Who and Jam plus many more. Saturday, May 24. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

KorovaKlectic Birthday Special: An eclectic mix of theatre, comedy, poetry, magic and music held together by the witty banter of resident MC Kiri Pritchard-McLean. 8pm. Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701.

Wagontown: Bluegrass/Celtic Trio. Free admission. 9pm. The Queens Hotel, Golden Hill Lane, Leyland.

Saturday Acoustic Birthday Special: The best local and regional musical talent 9.30pm. Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701.

Sunday, May 25

24 Hour Play Fest: 24 actors! 6 directors! 6 writers! But can they bring it all together in 24 hours to create a piece of theatre? 7.30pm. Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701.

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

Birthday BashKlectic: Korova is one! We celebrate with two hours of entertainment, with all that is great about Korova. Music, poetry, comedy and much more. 9.30pm. Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701.

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.

Korova’s Kosmic Open Mic Night: Join in with Korova’s weekly open mic night, open to all different types of performers and hosted by the ever friendly Matt Gallagher. 8.30pm. Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701.

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, May 26

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

Tuesday, May 27

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, May 28

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.

Poetry Jam: An informal night of Open Voice Poetry. Open for all in the audience to step up and read or perform a few poems. 8pm. Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dance

Thursday, May 22

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

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

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

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.

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

Friday, May 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Dance Classes

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

Saturday, May 24

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

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

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

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

Sunday, May 25

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

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

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

Monday, May 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 27

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sales/Markets

Thursday, May 22

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

Daily

Crafty Vintage Bank Holiday Weekend Fair: Enjoy a great day out, retro style, with Crafty Vintage at the Tower. Crafts, music, food and more! House open for guided tours 11am-5pm. Sunday, 25 and Monday, 26 May, 10am-5pm. Tickets: £1.0 Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

Saturday, May 24

Plant Sale: Bedding plants and perennials. Planting and growing advice will given on request from society members. Saturday, May 24. Astley Park, Chorley.

Sunday, May 25

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.

Monday, May 26

Spring Fair: From browsing gift and plant stalls to getting up close to minibeasts, there will be plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. 11am-4pm. Ribble Discovery Centre, Fairhaven Lake, Lytham.

Special Events

Daily

Catforth Annual Scarecrow Festival: Wonderful, weird and sometimes wacky scarecrows. The theme this year is “The Victorian Era”. Bouncy castle and stalls at the village hall. From 9am, Saturday, May 24. Daily until Friday, May 30. Tea/coffee and cakes will be available at the Village Hall from 9am, burgers will be on sale from 11.30am. Tickets: Scarecrow maps will go on sale for £1 at the Catforth Village Memorial Hall. Catforth, Preston. Tel: www.catforthvillagehall.co.uk.

Half Term Fun: Including the Brockness Monster Weekend, Pond Dipping, Pirate Adventure, Slimeball, Wild Flower ID Walk, drop-in activities, crafts and reserve walks. Various times, daily until Sunday, June 1. Tickets: Various charges apply. Brockholes Nature reserve, Junction 31, M6, Preston. Tel: 01772 872000.

Bank Holiday Weekend at Penny Farm World Horse Welfare: Launch of Dales Trail – an activity walk around the paddocks. Come and see the horses, ponies and the new foal. Bring a picnic or try our coffee shop! 11am-4pm, Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Bank Holiday Fun: Courtyard shows, mock trials, birds of prey, craft activities and more. Plus the brand new walk-through interactive ‘Justice’ experience. Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26. Tickets: Various charges. Lancaster Castle, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 64998.

Half Term Activities: Tuesday - Sven the Viking; Wednesday - Victorian Schoolroom; Thursday - Paper Planes; Friday - Flight! Various times, daily until Friday, May 30. Tickets: £1.50 per child. Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 534075.

Half-Term Family Fun at Hoghton Tower: A great family fun day for little knights and princesses! Join the artistic tour and workshop and produce a masterpiece to take home. Tuesday, 27 to Friday, 30 May, 11.30 am and 2pm. Tickets: £8 per adult, £6 concessions and children. Under 5s free. Free parking. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton. Tel: 01254 852986.

Half Term Activities: A programme of engaging activities starting with a Mad Hatters Tea Party. Daily until Thursday, May 29. Tickets: Charges apply. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

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.

Saturday, May 24

Dizzy Heights Festival: Including a world record diving attempt, a zip wire across the promenade and hot air balloon rides. Plus music, arts, crafts and plenty of and drink. Noon-5pm. The Esplanade, Fleetwood.

Circular Walk Celebration Day: Guided walks, children’s activities, face painting, dog tricks show, birds of prey, children’s treasure hunt, climbing wall, craft workhops and more. 11am-3pm. Yarrow Valley Country Park, Chorley.

Sunday, May 25

Charity evening in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice: Bingo, raffle, auction and entertainment. 7.30pm. Tickets: £2.50. Lostock Hall Conservative Club, Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, Preston.

Special Morecambe Bus Rides: Take a trip in vintage buses courtesy of the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Ride the public transport system of yesteryear. The terminus is the Winter Gardens from 10.30am. Morecambe Promenade, Morecambe.

Monday, May 26

Open Bowls: All the family can play crown green bowls from kids to grandparents. Don’t miss this great chance to try it out! 2pm. Coronation Park, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 570258.

Wednesday, May 28

Half Term Wednesday Groom a Pony Day: Groom a pony sessions, Bouncy Castle, Face painting, Games and Competitions. Try the food from the BBQ or visit the Coffee Shop for a treat. 11am-4pm. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Reptile Rescue: Interactive session with a variety of reptilian friends with rescue success stories. Free session. 10am. Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Exhibitions

Thursday, May 22

The Historical Context of the Silverdale Hoard: A talk by Dr Fiona Edmonds, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge. Booking recommended. 2pm. Tickets: £2, proceeds to the conservation of the Silverdale Viking Hoard Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 534075.

Daily

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

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

How To Get Ahead In The Theatre: A range of curious porcelain carvings of heads by Lancaster sculptor, Alan Ward using a variety of fine dental tools. Daily until June 8. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

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

Tourist Attractions

Daily

Annual Whit Fun Fair: Traditional family fun fair. Daily until Tuesday, May 27. Tickets: Cost varies for each attraction Outdoor Covered Market, Earl Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 906048.

Miscellaneous

Daily

editstival: A mini festival with some world class DJs. Plus evening events, day time parties and a family event on the Sunday with BBQ and bouncy castle. Friday May 23, to Sunday, May 25. Tickets: Single day passes from £13. Baku Lounge, Preston Road, Charnock Richard, Preston. Tel: 0843 886 8300.

Sunday, May 25

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, May 26

The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History: Lovehistory return with a whole host of actors portraying new characters, within new areas and with new stories from Liverpool’s murderous past. 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.

Hobbies

Thursday, May 22

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.

8-week Introductory World of Wine Course: A practical introduction to the world of wine. It is designed for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more. 7pm. Tickets: £85. Holiday Inn, Preston. Tel: 01253 301934.

Sunday, May 25

Wind Chime Workshop: Using natural materials and craft accessories create a beautiful wind chime for your garden. 10.30am. The Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Clubs / Societies

Thursday, May 22

Longton WI: Social Evening with supper. 7pm. 19 School Lane, Longton, Preston.

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

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

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

Thursday Fitness Club: Get yourself fit using aerobic based exercise. For men and women of all ages. Car parking available. Every Thursday. 10.30am. Admission: £2.50. The Minster, Church St, Avenham, Preston. Tel: 01772 750152.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 23

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

Barton Tennis: Junior and adult sessions every Friday from 4pm. Ages four to adult, all abilities. From 4pm. A6, Barton, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 24

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.

Springfield Fell Walking Club: Saturday, May 24 - Littleborough, South Pennines. Saturday, June 7 - Genridding, Lake District. Various pick up times. Tickets: Coach £9. Bus pickup Blackpool to Black Bull Preston, Preston. Tel: 01772 865278.

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

Sunday, May 25

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

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

Monday, May 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 27

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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