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Theatre

Darwen

Testament Of Youth: A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I. Membership £3. 2pm. Darwen library Theatre, Knott Street, Darwen. Tel: 01254 706006. Tue, Jul 28 only

Lancaster

Oliver Twist: a Dukes outdoor walkabout production. Dickens’ wonderful characters will lead the audience on a journey through the magical open-air setting of Williamson Park transformed into Dickensian England with a Northern twist. From £11.Mon-Sat, 7.15pm. Williamson Park, Lancaster. Until Sat, Aug 15

Shakespeare in the Garden: The acclaimed Festival Players perform one of Bards best loved comedies, ‘As You Like It’. Adults £15, child £10. 7.30pm, open from 6pm for picnics. Leighton Hall, Carnforth. Tel: 01524 734474 . Fri, Jul 24 only

Everyman: starring Oscar-nominated Chiewetel Ejifor with words by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy broadcast live from the National Theatre. From £12. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Sun, Jul 26 only

The Third Man (PG): Once voted the greatest British film ever made, Carol Reed’s atmospheric film noir features one of the great Orson Welles performances. From £5.50. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Mon, Jul 27 until Tue, Jul 28

Magician - The Astonishing Life and Works Of Orson Welles: a documentary exploring the life and troubled career of the genius filmmaker. From £5.50. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Wed, Jul 29 only

Preston

Safe Mode – Futuristic Theatre: Surreal Sc-Fi Fairytale. From £7. 7.30pm. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425. Thu, Jul 23 only

The Return of the Handlebards - Hamlet: Four actors touring on bicycles perform one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Pack a picnic! From £10. 6pm. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton. Tel: 0844 888 9991. Thu, Jul 23 only

The Gambit: by Mark Reid. Twenty-five years of betrayal played out on a chessboard, erupting in a final, all-or-nothing clash between the defining Grandmasters of the 20th century. Opening Performance of the Preston Tringe Festival. £5. 7.30pm. Korova Arts Cafe, Charnley Street, Preston. Tue, Jul 28 only

The Tiger Who Came to Tea: the tea-guzzling tiger is pouncing into Preston, bringing oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! £11. Preston Charter Theatre, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 804444. Opens Wed, Jul 29 until Fri, Jul 31

St Helens

The 39 Steps: a local production of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller. £10. St Helens Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside. Tel: 01744 756000. Opens Mon, Jul 27 until Tue, Jul 28

Music

Jazz

Silver Bell Band: Playing New Orleans Jazz. Free admission, good beer! Every Thursday, 8.30pm. The Ale Emporium, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra: with Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, sure to deliver true rhythm and blues boogie woogie with their show-stopping vocals. £34. Fri, Jul 24, 7.30pm. Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 804444

Jazz on the Lawn: Join the Red Rose band for some classic Jazz on the Lawn. £4, under 5s free. Sun, Jul 26, noon-4pm. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton. Tel: 01254 852986

Rock

The Insiders: Performing a full a set of the best loud and live indie rock anthems. Sat, Jul 25. The Original Bay Horse, Horwich

Blues, Folk & Irish

The Liverpool Shanty Kings: £5. Thu, Jul 23, 8.30pm. Gregson Lane Folk Club, Nets Bar, Gregson Lane, Hoghton. Tel: 01254 853929

Crossbill: part of the Revival on the River event. Free. Sat, Jul 25, 10am-4pm. Avenham Park, Preston

Kaz Hawkins and her band O’Men: Awarded the 2014 Rising Star Award from the world famous Blues & Soul Magazine. £10. Sat, Jul 25, 8pm. The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport. Tel: 01704 533333

Classical

Andre Rieu 2015 Concert: an unforgettable evening full of classic music and emotion for every age. From £15. Thu, Jul 23, 1.30pm and Sat, Jul 25, 7pm. Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane. Tel: 01257 264362

Nightclubs

Friday

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday

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

Pubs / Clubs

Thursday

BJ’s Rock In The Blues Club: with Intercity Blues Band. Hosted by Lucas Campbell “Keeping Live Music Alive” every Thursday. Free Admission. 9.15pm. The Minstrel, Eaves Green Road, Chorley. Tel: 0786 221 5346.

Exposure - The Open Mic Sessions: All genres welcome from hip hop to spoken word. Drinks promos. Free entry. Every Thu, 9.15pm. The Imperial, Union Street, Chorley

Dominoes Night: For a pleasant evening in friendly surroundings. Tea and coffee provided. Starts 7.30 pm. Much Hoole Village Hall. Tel: 01772 615708

Snooker and Pool: Two full sized snooker tables plus a league sized pool table. Licensed bar. Every night except Saturday, 7.30-11pm. Much Hoole Village Hall.

Quiz Night: Every Thursday. The Unicorn, North Road, Preston.

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. Tel: 07821 293655.

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

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

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

Cash Bingo: Every Thu, eyes down 8pm. Royal British Legion Longridge Ltd, Towneley Road, Longridge. Tel: 01772 679153.

Big J’s Quiz: General Knowledge and jackpot round. Free to enter. 8.30pm. The Railway, 35 Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley. Tel: 01257 270254.

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

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

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

Friday

Karaoke: every Friday from 9pm. Moor Park Pub, 15 Garstang Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 253951

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.

Snooker and Pool: Two full sized snooker tables plus a league sized pool table. Licensed bar. Every night except Saturday, 7.30-11pm. Much Hoole Village Hall.

Karoake!: with Karaoke Chris. Every Friday. The Unicorn, North Road, Preston.

Saturday

BBGM: all the best rock covers. From 9pm. The Ale Emporium, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290

Live Artist: Different act every Sat. 9.30pm. Swan Inn, 18 Church Terrace, Higher Walton, Preston. Tel: 01772 324733

Live Music: every Saturday from 9pm. Moor Park Pub, 15 Garstang Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 253951

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

Live Entertainment: Every Saturday. The Unicorn, North Road, Preston.

Sunday

Quiz Night: with old favourite quizmaster Neil. Lots of prizes plus an increasing cash jackpot. Every Sunday. The Old Vic, Fishergate, Preston

Snooker and Pool: Two full sized snooker tables plus a league sized pool table. Licensed bar. Every night except Saturday, 7.30-11pm. Much Hoole Village Hall.

Welly Singalong: Bring your ipod or CD’s and you can DJ and singalong. Fun for all the family. After Sunday Football. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton. Tel: 01772 726641.

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

Chase the Ace: 4.45pm. The Queens, Golden Hill Lane, Leyland.

Karoake!: with Karaoke Chris. Every Sunday. The Unicorn, North Road, Preston.

Monday

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

Snooker and Pool: Two full sized snooker tables plus a league sized pool table. Licensed bar. Every night except Saturday, 7.30-11pm. Much Hoole Village Hall

Tuesday

Open Mic Night: Hosted by local musician Andy Smith. PA system and guitars provided. All performing artists welcome. Every Tue, 8.30pm. Swan Inn, 18 Church Terrace, Higher Walton, Preston. Tel: 01772 324733

X-Box Night: Every Tuesday including Fifa, Guitar Hero. The Unicorn, North Road, Preston

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

Snooker and Pool: Two full sized snooker tables plus a league sized pool table. Licensed bar. Every night except Saturday, 7.30-11pm. Much Hoole Village Hall.

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.

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

Wednesday

Garstang Unplugged – Singers Nights: Free entry. 8.30pm, every last Wed of month. The Kenlis Arms, Ray Lane, Barnacre, Garstang. Tel: 01995 603307

Korova Poetry: Evening of poetry featuring a Preston based performer, a Preston based student and a regionally recognised guest poet. 7.30pm every last Wed of month. Korova Arts Café & Bar, Charnley Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701

Bingo: Great cash prizes and Jackpot. Friendly atmosphere, everyone welcome, licensed bar. 8pm every Wednesday. Much Hoole Village Hall. Tel: 07766 738824

Student Night: Every Wednesday. The Unicorn, North Road, Preston.

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

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.

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.

Bingo, Quiz and Play Your Cards Right: 8pm. The Queens, Golden Hill Lane, Preston.

Snooker and Pool: Two full sized snooker tables plus a league sized pool table. Licensed bar. Every night except Saturday, 7.30-11pm. Much Hoole Village Hall.

Dance

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. The Preston Marriott, Broughton; The Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane and Longridge. Tel: 01772 783364.

Thursday

Sweet Salsa: join in the fun and learn hot and spicy Cuban style salsa dancing in a fun friendly environment.Beginners level 1/2 from 8pm, Improver/Intermediate Class 9pm followed by free social dancing. Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane, Samlesbury. Tel: 07931 721697

Just Jive: learn to dance modern jive. Good fun, good exercise, meet new friends. Beginners 8pm, intermediate 9.30pm. Every Thu until 10.30pm. St Anthony’s Social Centre, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood. Tel: 07576 707708

Modern Line Dancing with Pamela: Intermediate. Friendly atmosphere. Every Thu 7.30-10.30pm. Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge,Preston. Tel: 07831 143251

Sequence Dancing: With Fred and Audrey. Every Thu 7.30 - 10pm. New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton. 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.

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

Messy Monkeys Class: for ages 2yrs and above. 10.30am, every Thursday. Cheeky Monkey’s, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

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

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. £4. BAC/EE Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 07804 277191.

Tango Beginners Class: No need to bring a partner, all welcome. No previous dance experience necessary. Friendly atmosphere. Beginners, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Practice Time 8.30pm-9.30pm. £5. Revolution Bar, 1 Main Sprit Weind, Preston. Tel: 07983 979402.

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

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.

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

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. Tel: 01772 452786.

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

Saturday

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

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

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

Sunday

Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing: Workshops every Sunday from 7-8pm, Social Dancing 8-11pm. £1.50. Lea Club, 872 Blackpool Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 733442.

Preston Phoenix Sequence dancing: Everyone welcome. 7.45-10.45pm. £2.50. St Teresa’s, Penwortham. 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. Tel: 01772 783364.

Monday

Modern Line Dancing with Pamela: Improvers to intermediate. Friendly atmosphere. Every Mon 7.30-10.30pm. Lea Club, Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 07831 143251

Will Foran Dance: Improvers ballroom 6.30-7.30pm, absolute beginners ballroom7.30-8.30pm. 3 Clifford Street, Chorley.

Beginners Ballroom and Latin Dance Class: Learn to Dance with style and confidence at PM’s Dance Club. 7.30 – 8.30pm. St Teresa’s Social Club, Queensway, Penwortham. Tel: 01772 752522.

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

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

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. Tel: 01772 611975.

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

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

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

Preston Folk Dance Club: A warm welcome to all. Every Monday between September and April. 7.30pm. Tickets: £1.50 per session Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 745813.

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

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.

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

Tuesday

Sweet Salsa: join in the fun and learn hot and spicy Cuban style salsa dancing in a fun friendly environment. Beginners 8pm, improvers 9pm followed by free social dancing. St Michael and St John’s Social Club, Lowergate, Clitheroe. Tel: 07931 721697

Breakout: run by Ludus Dance. Develop technique, talent and creative practice in an inclusive and fun environment that celebrates diversity. 3.30-5pm. Contact: helen.gould@ludusdance.org. Red Marsh School, Thornton Cleveleys

Circle Dancing: music and dance from many countries and cultures, ranging from lively to meditative, in a friendly atmosphere. All welcome. 7-9pm. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood. Tel: 01772 793658

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.

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.

Line Dancing for Absolute Beginners: First night free! Friendly place, everyone welcome, singles, couples. Have fun, keep fit. Every Tuesday, 7.15-8pm, followed by improvers 8-10.30pm. BAC/EE Sports Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 07815 533645.

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.

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

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. £3 per class St James Church Hall, Avondale Drive, Lostock Hall. Tel: 07974 313032.

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

Wednesday

Sweet Salsa: join in the fun and learn hot and spicy Cuban style salsa dancing in a fun friendly environment. Beginners level 1/2 class 8pm, Improver/Intermediate 9pm followed by free social dancing. Fulwood Tennis Club, Highgate Avenue, Fulwood. Tel: 07931 721697

Modern Line Dancing with Pamela: Improvers to intermediate. Friendly atmosphere. Every Wed 7.30-10.30pm. Lea Club, Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 07831 143251

Will Foran Dance: Old time dancing and popular sequence, 6.30-7.30pm. Beginners Latin dance class, no partner required, 7.30-8.30pm. 3 Clifford Street, Chorley.

New Ladies Latin Line Dance Class: for beginners. No previous experience required. £5. 7.30-8.30pm, every Wed. 3 Clifford Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 262526

Come Dancing with PM’s Dance Club: Social Dance Night with the best in Ballroom, Latin, and Social Sequence. 7.30 - 10.40pm. St Teresa’s Social Club, Queensway, Penwortham. Tel: 01772 752522.

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. Tel: 01772 712231.

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

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

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 Wed except first of the month. Knowle Green Village Hall, Knowle Green, Nr. Longridge. Tel: 07592 772642.

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

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

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

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

Sales/Markets

Thursday

Garstang Country Market: High quality, home-produced baking, preserves, crafts, plants, produce. Hampers to order. Light refreshments. Free admission. Parking. 10am-noon, every Thu until mid Dec. Garstang Sports and Social Club, 14 High Street, Garstang. Tel: 01995 603644

Saturday

Bags & Bling & Girlie Things Sale: vintage jewellery, bags, toiletries, crafts, gifts, pamper tombola, refreshments and sweets.Free admission. 10am-1pm. Leyland URC, Hough Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07845 969442

Car Boot Sale: 10am-3pm. St Teresa’s Catholic Club, 34 Queensway, Penwortham. Tel: 07894237161

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

Sunday

Indoor Car Boot Sale: with lots of stalls! Free entry. 8.30am-1pm. Wellington Park Hotel, Church Road, Leyland. Tel: 01772 432881

Farmers’ Market: locally produced fresh foods and crafted items. Teashop, easy access. Proceeds to Cuerden Valley Park Trust. Free parking, entry by donation. Cuerden Valley Park, The Barn, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge. Tel: 01772 324436

Clitheroe Car Boot Sale: Up to 300 indoor and outdoor stalls. Every Sun, 7am-4pm, with unloading from 7-8am. Clitheroe Auction Mart, Clitheroe. Tel: 01253 782828

Special Events

Daily

The Hunt for Lancaster’s Diamond: discover more of Lancaster with Lancaster BID’s new summer treasure trail. First prize is a 0.65 carat diamond. Daily until Aug 31. Collect a treasure map from the Visitor Information Centre, Lancaster or download online at lancasterbid.org

Lakeland Maze Giant Dinosaur Skeleton: venture through the dinosaur’s body, negotiating twists and turns on the paths that lead through the maze. Adults £6.95, conc £5.95, family £24. 10am-6pm, daily until Sept. Raines Hall, Sedgwick, Kendal. Tel: 015395 61760

Nature Explorers - Summer Holidays: with mini-rafts, pond dipping, otter talks, mini-beast hunt and exploring for carved creatures. Plus a Roundhouse Village, flamingo talks, den building, crafts and the adventure playground. Admission charges apply. Until Sep 3. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Fish Lane, Burscough. Tel: 01704 895181

Saturday

Knitting Patterns Workshop: with Susan Crawford guiding you through knitting styles from the World War I period. From £10. 11am-2pm. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 905414

Green Fayre: with willow weaving, basket making, wheelwrighting, pole-lathe turning and many, many more. Plus music, a Viking encampment , funfair, food and drink. Free. 11am-5pm, Sat 25 and Sun 26 Jul. Beacon Country Park, Skelmersdale. Tel: 01695 622794

Monday

Beautiful Butterflies: part of a fantastic summer of free activities with the Junior Rangers Club. See www.westlancs.govuk/juniorrangers. 2-4pm. Coronation Park, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 622794

Tuesday

Preston Tringe Festival 2015: 25 shows of which 15 are Edinburgh Fringe Previews. A mixture of story telling and characterisation, with great performance acting. Tue, Jul 28 to Sun, Aug 2, various times and locations, Preston. See www.prestontringe.com

Beautiful Butterflies: part of a fantastic summer of free activities with the Junior Rangers Club. See www.westlancs.govuk/juniorrangers. 2-4pm. Beacon Country Park, Skelmersdale. Tel: 01695 622794

Wednesday

Penny Farm – Summer Holiday Fun Day: Groom a pony, bouncy castle, face painting etc. BBQ, coffee shop or bring a picnic! Free entry/parking. Small charge for some activities. 11am-4pm. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983

Exhibitions

Daily

Annual Exhibition: by Farington Art Group. Various pieces of artwork on display some of which are for sale. Until Wed, Jul 29. Cafe Gallery, Avant Garden Centre, Wigan Road, Leyland

John Baldwin - Oil and Water: The colourful results, some on massive canvasses, reflect the psychedelic era when his love of art began. Until Aug 2, call for opening times. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500

Art & Soul: an exhibition and sale of contemporary textile art by Natural Progression Textile Group. Free. Sun-Fri (closed some Fridays) until Sep 1. The Bridge Gallery, Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury. Tel: 01772 812010

Safe as Houses - Money Matters: Find out how Prestonians have saved, stashed and safeguarded their money, from medieval and Civil War coin hoards to the Co-operative Society! Until Sep 12. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248

A Green & Pleasant Land? Rural Life in Art: how artists have been inspired by our rural heritage. Plus a Fantastic Farming event on Thu, Aug 27 when real farm animals will be visiting. Daily until Sep 26. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248

Miscellaneous

Sunday

Helen Moorwood, historian and writer: A lecture on Hoghton Tower and the Shakespeare connection. £10. 2pm. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton. Tel: 01254 852986

Preston City Mission: We are an established, independent Christian Fellowship. A warm welcome awaits. 11am and 6.30pm. Free car park. Next to Premier Inn, Corporation Street, Preston. Tel: 077821 390061.

Dukes Music Quiz: With radio presenter Vic McGlynn. Questions about music from the Sixties to the present day including picture rounds and audio rounds. 8pm. Tickets: £1 per person. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Hobbies

Thursday

Cardmaking Class: every Thur morning. Craftyknits, 18 Gillibrand Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 266900

Sunday

Waterways & Woodlands - 8.6 mile Sky Ride Local: Suitable for ages 8+ with mountain bike/hybrid (off road tyres). 10am. From Burscough Wharf, Liverpool Road North, Burscough. See http://po.st/WestLancs9

Tuesday

Cardmaking Class: every Tue afternoon. Craftyknits, 18 Gillibrand Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 266900

Wednesday

Sewing Bee: £5 per session. Every Wed, 9.30-11.30am. St Paul’s Church Hall, Farington Moss, Preston. Tel: 07946 748898

Clubs / Societies

Thursday

Preston Pride Basketball Club: recruiting players for the 2015/16 season. Senior Mens Teams MABL league. 8-10pm. Cardinal Newman Sports Centre. Tel: 07734580974

Chorley Badminton: with Evergreens Badminton Club, Badminton England affiliated. League and social badminton. New faces welcome. No charge on first visit. 7-9.30pm. Albany Academy, Bolton Road, Chorley. Tel: 01772 335680

Skylarks Community Choir Network: Fun, interactive therapeutic singing and music for all. Everyone welcome, even those who think they can’t sing. £3. 10.30-11.30am. Astley Coach House, Astley Park, Chorley

Penwortham Duplicate Bridge Club: we are looking for new members, old or young (not beginners). Mondayand Thursday evenings. See www.bridgewebs/penwortham. Galloways Blind Home, Howick, Penwortham. Tel: 01772 748028

Chorley Bridge Club: Learners/Improvers. 1.45pm. Chorley Subscription Bowling Green, Windsor Road, Chorley. www.bridgewebs.com/chorley

Chorley Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge. 7.15pm. Chorley Subscription Bowling Green, Windsor Road, Chorley. www.bridgewebs.com/chorley

Leyland Artists: Full 2015 programme includes professional demo’s, workshops and exhibitions. Number of vacancies for new members. £1.50 for each session includes refreshments. Every Thu, 7-9pm. Residents Lounge, Jubilee Court, West Paddock, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433598

Penwortham Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Galloways, Penwortham. Tel: 07840 253841

Yoga with Fran: 10-11.30am. The Mill @St Catherine’s. Tel: 01772 491784.

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

The Petite Acting Academy Classes: For pre-schoolers. Every Thursday, 11am-noon. Cheeky Monkey’s, 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. £3. The Minster, Church Street, Avenham. Tel: 01772 750152.

Preston Bridge Club: Duplicate pairs, partner required. For further information visit the website. www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email. prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 7.05pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

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

Spin and Metafit: Spin - Riding a bike has never been so much fun! Metafit - It’s tough, thats why it works! Spin: 7.45-8.30pm, Metafit: 8.30-9pm. 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. £5 per session. Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston. Tel: 07757 417664.

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

Short Tennis for adults: join our friendly group for Indoor Short Tennis. Total beginners and rusty rackets of all ages welcome. Every Thu 10.30am-noon. Rackets provided. £3.20pp. In the Hall at Playfootball, Tag Lane Ingol. Tel: 07966 315241

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

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

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

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

Be Inspired!: Arts, crafts and hobbies for people suffering from depression or mental health needs. 10am-4pm. St John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07980 292330.

Friday

Mind Body Spirit Club: Dances of Universal Peace. See.www.newhorizonzpreston.com. £4. 7.45pm. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel:01772 653809

Lostock Hall Memorial Band: Players of all abilities are welcome, both young and old. 8-10pm. Youth Band 7-7.45pm. Next to Victoria Hotel, Watkin lane, Lostock Hall. Tel: 07768 856790

Free Practical Philosophy Courses: Run termly. £5 admin charge. See www.practicalphilosophy.co.uk. Penwortham Girls High School, Cop Lane, Penwortham. Tel: 0800 803 0799

Children’s Tennis Coaching: Club membership not required. Professional LTA coach, child-focused. 5.30-6.15pm, age 7 & under; 6.15-7.15pm, age 8-11; 7.15-8.15pm. age 12+. Chorley Tennis Club. Tel: 07709 816951

Preston Bridge Club: Duplicate pairs, partner required. For further information visit the website. www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email. prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 7.05pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Preston and District Model Railway Society: See: prestonanddistrictmrs.org.uk for further details. 8-10pm every Friday. Unit 12, Aquaduct Mill, Aqueduct Street, Preston.

Squash Night: Beginners and improvers welcome. 6pm. £4. Preston College. Tel: 01772 626112.

Yoga with Linda: 10-11.30am. Tickets: First class free. Salvation Army, Harrington Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Cathy’s Creation Station Classes: For 18mths to 5yrs. Every Fri, 10.30am. Cheeky Monkey’s, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Mr Yip Show: for all ages. 12.30pm, every Friday. Cheeky Monkey’s, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Yoga with Fran: 11-12.30am. The Mill @St Catherine’s. Tel: 01772 491784.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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.

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

Yoga Classes: With British Wheel of Yoga teacher Frances Heaton. All welcome. 2-3.30pm. £6.50per session or £22 for four week block Over 60’s Club, Towneley Road, Longridge. 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. £4 Bizspace ltd, Marsh Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

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

Saturday

Ribble Valley Juniors Cycling Club: Welcomes young riders and parents to our weekly Saturday morning rides. Mainly off road and guided by British Cycling coaches, all you need is a roadworthy bike and an approved helmet. 10am. Full details on our website: www.rvjuniors.co.uk.

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: Rackets available. 9.30am ages 5-7 and 10.30am ages 8 and above. Tulketh tennis. 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

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

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. No charge, donations welcomed Preston Ethical Spiritualist Church, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston.

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

Monday

Monthly Meet: A singles group for men and ladies, bereaved, divorced and retired. This week, a talk from Tom Alty. Last Mon of every month, 2-4pm. Our Lady and St Edward’s Centre, 4 Marlborough Drive, Fulwood. Tel: 01772 712452

Preston Pride Basketball Club: recruiting players for the 2015/16 season. Senior Mens Teams MABL league. 8-10pm. Cardinal Newman Sports Centre. Tel: 07734580974

Preston Pride Basketball Club: recruiting players for the 2015/16 season. U18 NL team. 6-8pm. Cardinal Newman Sports Centre. Tel: 07734580974

Skylarks Community Choir Network: Fun, interactive therapeutic singing and music for all. Everyone welcome, even those who think they can’t sing. £3. 7-8.30pm. Christ the King Maths and Computing College, Preston

Lostock Hall Memorial Band: Players of all abilities are welcome, both young and old. 8-10pm. Next to Victoria Hotel, Watkin lane, Lostock Hall. Tel: 07768 856790

Penwortham Duplicate Bridge Club: we are looking for new members, old or young (not beginners). Mondayand Thursday evenings. See www.bridgewebs/penwortham. Galloways Blind Home, Howick, Penwortham. Tel: 01772 748028

Chorley Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge. 7.15pm. Chorley Subscription Bowling Green, Windsor Road, Chorley. www.bridgewebs.com/chorley

Jubilee Art Group: now open to new members. £1.50 each session. Every Mon, 1pm - 3pm. Residents Lounge of Jubilee Court, West Paddock, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433598

Preston and District Model Railway Society: See: prestonanddistrictmrs.org.uk for further details. 7-10pm every Monday. Unit 12, Aquaduct Mill, Aqueduct Street, Preston.

Yoga class: All ages and abilities welcome. Qualified and insured with BWY, over 20 yrs experience. 1.30-2.30pm. Longton WI, School Lane, Longton. Tel: 01772 491784

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.

Penwortham Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Galloways, Penwortham. Tel: 07840 253841

Little Kickers Class: For ages 2-5yrs. Every Monday, 4pm. Cheeky Monkey’s, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Yoga with Fran: 1.30-3pm. The Mill @St Catherine’s. Tel: 01772 491784.

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

Baby and Toddler Group: Lots to do including baby area, crafts and an outdoor play area. Everyone welcome! 1-2.45pm, every Monday during term time. £1.50 entry fee for first child and 25p for every other child. Our Lady and St Edwards Parish Hall, Fulwood, Preston.

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

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

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

Preston Bridge Club: For further information visit www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 12.50pm - Assisted Social Bridge, no partner required. 7.05pm - Duplicate Bridge. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

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.

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

Adult Tennis Coaching: Beginners and Rusty Rackets . All welcome , pay and play sessions – rackets available . 7.15pm. Tel: 07966 315241

Indoor Short Tennis: for adults of all ages. Total beginners and rusty rackets welcome. Rackets provided. £3.20pp. 9.15am-10.45am and 10.45am-12.15pm . All Seasons Leisure Centre, Chorley. Tel: 07966 315241

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

Gathered Voices: We sing in four part harmony and welcome new members especially tenors and basses (male or female.) There are no auditions and no need to be able to read music. 9.30-11.45am every Monday morning. St Teresa’s Social Centre, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 07843 563234.

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

Blackburn Healing Centre: NFSH Accredited Centre, opened 1999. If you suffer with sleep problems, stress, aches and pains, healing can help. Free parking and disabled access. Each Monday, 7-9pm. Closed bank holidays. Friends Meeting House, Paradise Lane, Blackburn. Tel: 01772 469820.

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

Preston Pride Basketball Club: recruiting players for the 2015/16 season. U14 NL team. 6-8pm. Cardinal Newman Sports Centre. Tel: 07734580974

Cinema Around the Corner Film Club: a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. £2.50. 7pm, every other Tue. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425

Skylarks Community Choir Network: Fun, interactive therapeutic singing and music for all. Everyone welcome, even those who think they can’t sing. £3. 6.30-8pm. Brookside, Ormskirk

Watercolour Painting Class: Every Tuesday afternoon. £7 per session, pay on the day. 2-4pm, please arrive at 1.30 pm for setting up. St George’s Church Hall, Halliwell Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 261729

Free Practical Philosophy Courses: next course starts Tue, Sep 22. Visit www.practicalphilosophy.co.uk to enrol. £5 admin fee applies. 7pm. Penwortham Girls High School, Cop Lane, Penwortham. Tel: 0800 803 0799

Children’s Tennis Coaching: Club membership not required. Professional LTA coach, child-focused. 5.30-6.15pm, age 7 & under; 6.15-7.15pm, age 8-11; 7.15-8.15pm. age 12+. Chorley Tennis Club. Tel: 07709 816951

Little Kickers Class: Every Tuesday. 18-27 months, 9.45-10.30am, 2-4 1/2 years, 10.45-11.30am. Cheeky Monkey’s, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Youth Theatre: for 8-11 years olds, focusing on improving confidence, communication skills and performance ability. £6. 4.30-5.30pm. United Reformed Church, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 429256

Leyland Chess Club: a small friendly club that also hosts two competitions a year. Please call to check it’s not a league match night. 7.30pm. The Broadfield Arms, Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 434060

Preston Oddfellows Out & About Coffee Morning: every last Tuesday of the month. Come along for a relaxed coffee in good company. Find out more about forthcoming events and have chat and catch up. 10am. Macmillans Coffee Shop, 11-13 Priory Lane, Penwortham.

Chorley Bridge Club: No Fear Improvers Bridge. 1.45pm. Chorley Subscription Bowling Green, Windsor Road, Chorley. www.bridgewebs.com/chorley

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. £4.95 per week (plus membership fee of £5 on first week) Frenchwood Social Club, Bence Road, Preston. Tel: 07800 868131.

Yoga with Fran: 5.45-6.45pm. Ashton Methodist, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Adult Tennis Coaching: Beginners, outdoor. 1.45pm. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol. Tel: 07966 315241.

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

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

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

Preston 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, 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. 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: for ages 16+, their support/friends. Drama games, fun and laughter and opportunities to work towards a performance piece. 7.30-9pm, every Tue in term time. DT3, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500

Luncheon Club: Noon. Ashton Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 725264.

Beginners Bridge Lessons: We are affiliated to the national body and use their accredited Schemes of work. See www.PrestonBridgeClub.co.uk. 7.30-9.30pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 750179.

Chorley Computer Club: The UK’s longest-running computer club. 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: 9.30-10.45am. Ashton Methodist Church and Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 725264.

Chair Exercise: run by Sports Development. 11am-noon. Ashton Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 725264.

Wednesday

Korova Poetry: event featuring readings from the works of 21st century poets and original responses. 7.30pm, last Wed of every month. Korova Arts Café & Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 250701

Skylarks Community Choir Network: Fun, interactive therapeutic singing and music for all. Everyone welcome, even those who think they can’t sing. £3. 11am-noon. Our Lady and St Gerard’s Parochial Centre, Lostock Hall

PANDA Carers Coffee Morning: caring for someone can be an isolating experience. We provide someone you can talk to. Come down, unwind and have a chat. Free. Every Wed, 10am-noon. Healthy Planet, Fishergate Centre, Preston. Tel: 07592 181090

Community Tennis Coffee Morning: enjoy organised social tennis matches, a brew and cake. All welcome. Members, £2.50, non members £3.50. Every Wed, 10am-noon. Leyland Tennis Club. Contact tennis.gilbert@gmail.com

Red Rose Postcard Club: All welcome. Free tea or coffee and biscuits. 7.30pm, every third Wednesday of the month except December. Our Lady and St. Edward’s Church Social Centre, Marlborough Drive, Fulwood. Tel: 01254 852258

Yoga class: All welcome. With Frances Heaton. Qualified and insured with BWY, over 20 yrs experience. Alternate Wednesday’s, 10-11.30am. United Reformed Church, Symonds Road, Fulwood. Tel: 01772 491784

Chorley Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge. 7.15pm. Chorley Subscription Bowling Green, Windsor Road, Chorley. www.bridgewebs.com/chorley

Preston and District Model Railway Society: See: prestonanddistrictmrs.org.uk for further details. 2-4pm and 8-10pm every Wed. Unit 12, Aqueduct Mill, Aqueduct Street, Preston.

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

Junior Tennis Coaching: from 6pm. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol. Tel: Angela 07966 315241

Short Tennis for adults: join our friendly group for Indoor Short Tennis. Total beginners and rusty rackets of all ages welcome. Every Wednesday 10.30am-noon. Rackets provided.£3.20pp. In the Hall at Playfootball, Tag Lane Ingol. Tel: 07966 315241

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

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. £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 Wed and Sat. Open to ages 5+. 6 - 7pm. Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston. 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.

Preston Bridge Club: Duplicate bridge, no partner required. For further information visit the website. www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 12.50pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

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.

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

Baby and Toddler Group: 10am-noon. Ashton Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 725264.

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 Wed, 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.