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Theatre

Chorley

Magic Sam’s Beautiful Magicians Club: featuring comedy, magic, juggling and amazing illusions. Ages 14+. From £10. 7.30pm. Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane, Chorley. Tel: 01257 264362. Sat, Mar 26 only

Lancaster

The Hero Light: a story of the divided factions and warring kings in Ireland’s wild and rugged landscape. Ages 12+. From £11. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Thu, Mar 24 only

This is Not a Cartoon: the very best international animated shorts rarely seen outside of festivals. From £5.50. 2.15pm. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Sat, Mar 26 only

Pinocchio: Ballet Theatre UK tell the tale of a wooden puppet carved from pine with but only one wish…to become a real boy. From £16. 3pm. Lancaster Grand, St Leonardgate, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 64695. Sun, Mar 27 only

The Railway Children: three siblings suffer a huge upheaval when their father, who works for the Foreign Office, is falsely imprisoned. From £12.50. 3.30pm. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Mon, Mar 28 only

Liverpool

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: with poisoned apples, charmed mirrors and of course a sprinkling of panto magic! From £14.50. The Epstein Theatre, Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 888 4411. Opens Thu, Mar 24 until Wed, Apr 6

Toyah - Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: an unplugged set of her hits and classic songs, alongside stories from her colourful career. £22.50. 7.30pm. Liverpool’s St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 800 0410. Thu, Mar 24 only

Preston

The Ultimate Buble Theatre Show: Mark Danielswith the biggest hits of Michael Bublé in this stunning live tribute show featuring his full band. From £23. 7.30pm. Preston Charter Theatre, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 804444. Fri, Mar 25 only

How the Koala Learnt to Hug: a fun filled family musical for parents to enjoy with their children. From £7. 2.30pm. Preston Charter Theatre, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 804444. Mon, Mar 28 only

Champions of Magic: join five of the world’s top illusionists for a spectacular night of mystery. From £16.50. 7.30pm. Preston Charter Theatre, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 804444. Tue, Mar 29 only

St Helen’s

Peter Pan: choc-full of glitz, glamour, songs dance, family fun and slapstick comedy! From £11. 1pm and 5pm. St Helen’s Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside. Tel: 01744 756000. Opens Fri, Mar 25 until Sun, Apr 17

Music

Blues, Folk & Irish

Winter Wilson: fine songs, stunning harmonies and spontaneous off-the-wall humour. £10. 8.30pm. The Willows Folk Club, Bryning Fern Lane, Kirkham. Tel: 01253 640959. Wed, Mar 30 only

Pop

Blancmange: British electronic band with their fifth album Semi detached. From £20. 7pm. Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street, Darwen. Tel: 01254 706006. Thu, Mar 24 only

Soul

70’s to Modern Soul Night: £5 OTD. 8-1pm. Kirkham Conservative Club, Ribby Road, Kirkham. Tel: 01772 682276. Sat, Mar 26 only

Miscellaneous

Open Floor Concerts: Giving young musicians the chance to perform in public. Every other Tuesday, 6pm. Witton CLC, Buncer Lane, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 666444

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.

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 & 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.

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

Open Mic Night: all welcome. From 9pm every Thu. Walton Arms, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge. Tel: 01772 698105

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. Longridge Sports & Social Club, 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.

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

Friday

Sprungloaded: local alternative soft rock/pop band with strong lead melodies. The Prince of Wales, Chorley

No More Cane: playing live 50’s-90’s rock/blues/pop. Free entry. From 9.30pm. The Railway, Chorley

Cash Bingo: Eyes down 8pm, last Friday of each month. Jubilee club, Preston. Tel: 01772 821912

Karaoke: with over 300,000 songs. Get your singing voice ready for the competition - coming soon! Every Friday from 9pm. Moor Park Pub, Plungington, 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

Wagontown: Bluegrass /Celtic trio. 9pm. The Wheatsheaf, Leyland Lane, Leyland

The Stories: local Punk band playing the best covers. Free entry. From 9.30pm. The Railway, Chorley

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

Sprungloaded: local alternative soft rock/pop band with strong lead melodies. The Golden Lion, Chorley

Karaoke: no need to be a member, kids are welcome. Free to come in and enjoy yourself. 4-8pm, last Sun of every month. Frenchwood Club, Bence Road, Frenchwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 251513

Money Bingo: every Sunday night. Eyes down 7.30pm. Longridge Civic Hall, 1 Calder Ave, Longridge. Tel: 01772 780607

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.

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

Monday

Big Money Bingo: all welcome. Free sandwiches. 8pm. Walton Arms, 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

Bonkers Ben Big Pub Quiz and Game Show: with cash prizes and the Bonkers Ben Boobie Prize! Free half time food. 8.30pm. Walton Arms, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge. Tel: 01772 698105

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.

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

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

Dancing The Next Step: classes, with a difference. Latin and ballroom. Individual tuition at class prices within our classes at Marriotts. Tel: 01772 783364

Reeders Dance Studio: adults ballroom, Latin & sequence class followed by social dancing. 8.30pm. Reeders Dance Studio, Primrose Road, Deepdale. Tel: 07803 690549

Lindy Hop and Jive Dance Classes: Beginners 7.30pm, improvers 8.30pm, intermediate 9pm. Social dancing 9.30pm-late. £6. Canberra Club, Salmesbury Aerodrome, Balderstone. Tel: 07902 342448.

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.

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

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.

Saturday

Reeders Dance Studio: 10am children’s dance, ballroom, Latin and rock n roll, 12.15pm children’s under 5’s classes ballroom, Latin, cheer, rock n roll etc. Reeders Dance Studio, Primrose Road, Deepdale. Tel: 07803 690549

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.

Tuesday

Reeders Dance Studio: 5.30pm children’s cheerleading, 6.15pm children’s street dance , 7pm adults ballroom and Latin. Reeders Dance Studio, Primrose Road, Deepdale. Tel: 07803 690549

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.

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

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.

Argentine Tango Classes: for beginners. See www.strictlytango.co.uk. Every Wed. Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland

Chris & Steve’s Wednesday Tea Dance: come and join us for a lovely afternoon of sequence dancing. 2-4pm every Wed. St Andrews Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 617010.

Reeders Dance Studio: 6pm children’s freestyle, 6.45pm children’s street, 8pm adults salsa. Reeders Dance Studio, Primrose Road, Deepdale. Tel: 07803 690549

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.

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.

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

Saturday

Postcard Fair: with the Red Rose Postcard Club. See redrosepostcardclub.webs.com. Barton Village Hall, Barton. Tel: 01254 852258

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

Farmers’ Market: around 30 stalls selling lovely locally-produced foods and crafted items. Teashop open, dogs welcome, free car-parking. Entry by donation. 10am-2pm. Cuerden Valley Park, 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

Egyptian Expedition: badge making, stories and hidden mummies! Adults £4, conc £3.05, children free. Every day, noon-4pm until Mar 31. Clitheroe Castle Museum, Castle Hill, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 424568.

ASPECTS To Heritage: 33 unique heritage attractions, located in and around the Lake District, are breathing life into history for kids this Easter. See www.cumbriaslivingheritage.co.uk. From Fri, Mar 25 until Fri, Apr 8. Various locations. Cumbria

Teddyfest: a celebration of Britain’s love of teddy bears. Children travel for free, if their teddy bear comes along! Plus a quiz and The Bay Radio Roadshow on Easter Sat. Return tickets are £13.50, child £6.75. Fri, Mar 25 until Sun, Apr 10. Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria. Tel: 01229 717171

Friday

Easter Trains 2016: plus The Great Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Adults from £3, child from £2, senior from £2.50, family from £7. Good Fri, Easter Sun and Mon. Trains run 11.30am-4.30pm. West Lancashire Light Railway, Station Road, Hesketh Bank. Tel. 01772 815881

Alice in Lancaster: a talented team of actors from The Grand Theatre will transform Market Square into a scene from Alice in Wonderland. With the Queen’s lawn, a Mad Hatters tea party and face painting. Free. 11am-3pm. Market Square, Lancaster

Easter Eggstravaganza: meet the horses and ponies and join in the Easter Egg Hunt, craft sessions and competitions. Plus Easter Specials in the coffee shop. Free entry. 11am-4pm, Good Fri, Easter Sat, Sun and Mon. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983

Home Grown Evening: showcasing the finest ingredients from the area, plus live music from clarinet player, Will Lewis. £25. 6-9.30pm. Barton Grange Hotel, 746 - 768 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston. Tel: 01772 862551

Hunger Lunch: proceeds to Christian Aid Partnership Scheme to support healthcare in Ethiopia. Fairtrade stall. £5 includes soup, roll and butter, cheese and tea or coffee. 11.30am-1pm. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Longton. Tel: 01772 613500

Sunday

Easter Egg Hunt: Find all the clues, solve the puzzle and get a prize! Tea room and gift shop open. £2. 11am-4pm. House open for guided tours 11.30am-2.30pm, from £8. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton. Tel: 01254 852986

Easter Sunday Lunch: with a magic Show, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling, Easter bonnet making and egg painting. Booking required. £14.95, children £7.95. From 12.30pm. Barton Grange Hotel, 746 - 768 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston. Tel: 01772 862551

Easter Bunny Hunt: win an Easter Egg, children’s activities, face painting, stalls and refreshments. See www.bankhall.org. Adults £2, children £1. Noon-4pm. Bank Hall, Bretherton

Monday

Easter Craftacular: local artists and crafters in a wonderful and unique Easter market with music, street food and more. £2, under 16’s free. 10am-3pm. House open for guided tours 11.30am-2.30pm. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton. Tel: 01254 852986

The Mini Farm: pet the farmyard friends. Face painting will also be available, as well as a children’s colouring competition. Free. 11am-3pm. Dalton Square, Lancaster

Easter Monday Bistro: the only way to round off a relaxing Easter weekend. £15. Noon-8.30pm. Barton Grange Hotel, 746 - 768 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston. Tel: 01772 862551

Exhibitions

Daily

Preston Art Society Spring Exhibition: afternoon teas available. Free. Weekdays, 10am-4pm until Thu, Mar 24 (closed Fri, Mar 18). Bartle Hall Country Hotel and Restaurant, Lea Lane, Bartle, Preston. Tel: 01772 690506

Looking Back | Moving Forward: by Jenny Steele. Sculptures and drawings developed during her recent research project investigating Seaside Moderne architecture across NW England. See www.incertainplaces.org. 11am-4.30pm, Mar 24. In Certain Places, 38 St Peters Street, Preston

Landscape Stories: Debbie Yare, an artist and photographer whose work is inspired by areas close to her Morecambe Bay home. Until Sun, Apr 3. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Into the Wilderness: atmospheric ruins and nature untamed. Paintings, photography and 3D. Until Sat, Apr 9. Chapel Gallery, St Helens Rd, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328

Style and Substance - Fashion, Society, Change 1880-1930s: explore how British style evolved during a time of major social, political and cultural change. Daily until Autumn 2016 (closed Sun). Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248

Miscellaneous

Sunday

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

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

Indoor Short Tennis: for adults. Beginners/new players welcome. £3.50 pay and play. Every Thu, 10.30am-noon. Westview Leisure Centre. Tel: 07966 315241

Circuits with a Difference: £5. 6-7pm. Sports Hall, Play Football, Tag Lane, Ingol. Tel: 07816 881858

Community Ensemble: contact info@bdmusichub.org. Every Thu, 4.30-6.30pm. MUSICspace, The Bureau, Victoria Street, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 666444

Soundtracks: Beatboxing, rock and pop, song writing and production. Every Thu, 6-8pm. Blackpool Youth Zone, Jubilee Street, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 666444

Chorley Cougars Basketball Team: 16+ all levels open training session. £4 per player. 7-8.30pm. St Michaels High School, Astley Road, Chorley. See Facebook page or Tel: 07931 837328.

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: 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: affiliated to the national body. Experienced players and beginners welcome (lessons available). For info please 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.

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.

Saturday

Springfield Fell Walking Club: Shake off the boredom, see the scenery, walk and talk! This week: Threlkeld. Three grades of walk. New walkers welcome. Coach £10. Bus pick ups Blackpool to Black Bull, Garstang Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 728718

Knitting for Charity: a friendly group who knit, natter and crochet for charity and other good causes. 1-4pm, last Sat of each month. St Mary’s Church, Broadfield Drive, Leyland. Tel: 07968 903113

Rhythm Alley Drum Circle: community group welcoming anyone to join in with group improvisation on percussion. One Sat a month, email JAveyard@uclan.ac.uk. Payment by donation. Rm 111, The Media Factory, Kirkham Street, Preston

Conga Group Preston: Conga lessons for beginners. One Sat per month, various times available. Booking required, email JAveyard@uclan.ac.uk. £3-£5. Rm 111, The Media Factory, Kirkham Street, Preston

Home-Start Dads Group: offering support and friendship to Dads and their children aged 0-5. Alternate Saturdays at The Home-Start Centre, on Fleet Street Short Stay Car Park, Chorley. Tel: 01257 241636

Trampoline Fun Classes: up to 10 yrs 10.30-11.30am, ages 11-16 11.30am-12.30pm. Springfield Park Leisure Centre, Coppell. Tel: 01257 471481

Magpies Kickers Club: with Chorley FC Soccer School. For boys and girls aged 5-12. £3 per child per session. 9-11am. Albany Academy, Chorley. Tel: 07804 145055

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: ages 4 and above. Outdoor tennis sessions for any budding Murrays or Williams! Sat mornings. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol. 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.

Monday

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

Tuesday

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.

Embrace - Natural Healing: Just drop in. Donation request, inc refreshments. Relax, unwind & de-stress! Every Tue, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Parish Hall, Greek Orthodox Church (the old Methodist church), 403 Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 456621

Preston People’s Choir: choir singing folk songs, show tunes and classic pop. No audition or music reading. Email JAveyard@uclan.ac.uk. £3-£6. Every Tue, 7pm-9pm. Rm 226, The Media Factory, Kirkham Street, Preston

Free Practical Philosophy Courses: visit www.practicalphilosophy.co.uk to enrol. £5 admin fee applies. 7pm. Penwortham Girls High School, Cop Lane, Penwortham. Tel: 0800 803 0799

Resistance Circuit: for all. Personal training avaliable. £5. 6.30-7.30pm. Play Football, Tag Lane, Ingol. Tel: 07816 881858

Tai Chi Classes: from beginners to advanced practitioners. Very experienced teacher of 30 years. 10.30am-noon. United Reform Church, Fulwood. Tel: 07462 487474

Tai Chi Classes: from beginners to advanced practitioners. Very experienced teacher of 30 years. 7-8pm. Ashton Methodist. Tel: 07462 487474

Tai Chi Classes: from beginners to advanced practitioners. Very experienced teacher of 30 years. 8.30-9.30pm. Chakra Centre, Penwortham. Tel: 07462 487474

City of Preston Pipes and Drums: experienced pipers and drummers welcome. Free tuition for new players. Every Tue, 7-9.30pm. Broughton Primary School, Church Lane, Broughton. Tel: 01772 740311

Walking Football: for the over 50’s, supported by PNE in the community. 6.30-7.30pm. Play Football, Ingol. Tel: 01772 693309

Lancaster Chess Club: 7.30pm. Reform Club, Great John Street/Stonewell, Lancaster. Tel 01524 39447

Home-Start Penwortham Family Group: offering support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer (school term time only). 10am-noon. Penwortham Community Centre, Kingsfold Drive, Penwortham

Home-Start Wade Hall Family Group: offering support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. 1pm -3pm (school term time only). Wade Hall Community Centre, Royal Avenue, Leyland

Community Cafe: with drinks, snacks etc. every Tue, 10am-noon.Salvation Army Community Hall, Harrington Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 555425

KTB Concert Band: no auditions. Spaces for flutes, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, clarinets, and piano. However experienced you are, come and meet other musicians and help us make great music. Every Tue, 7-9pm termly. Much Hoole Methodist Church Hall, Moss House Lane, Much Hoole. Tel: 01772 933042

Preston Bridge Club: affiliated to the national body. Experienced players and beginners welcome (lessons available). For info please visit the website www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 7.05pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

PANDA Bright Sparks Book Club: Every Tue, 11am-noon. Healthy Planet, Fishergate Centre, Preston. Tel: 07592 181086

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

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

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

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.

Outdoor Tennis: back to tennis for adults. Learn to play again or for the first time. 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.

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, St Vincents Road, 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

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.

Tulketh Tennis: learn to play tennis in fun friendly groups. Junior groups from 4.30pm. Tag Lane, Ingol. Tel: 07966 315241

Tulketh Tennis: U14 players wanted for U14 tennis squad. 6.30pm. Tel: 07966 315241

Worldwise Samba Drummers: community samba band. Email JAveyard@uclan.ac.uk. £2.50. Every Wed, 6pm-8.15pm. Rm 35, The Media Factory, Kirkham Street, Preston

The Rawstorne Singers: Super choir welcomes new members who enjoy singing the best of sacred music in four-part harmony. Cathedral engagements a speciality! 7.30-9.30. St Saviours, Church Road, Bamber Bridge. Tel: 01772 462202

Tai Chi Classes: from beginners to advanced practitioners. Very experienced teacher of 30 years. 7.30-9.30pm. United Reform Church, Fulwood. Tel: 07462 487474

South Ribble String Orchestra: seeking violins grade 5 plus and a double bass. Conductor and leader - Louise Latham. Contact www.southribblestrings.weebly.com. Meets twice a month on a Wed, 7.15pm - 9pm. Walton le Dale High School and Arts College, Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge

Steel Pans : Come along and try something new. Beginners welcome. Every Wed, 4.30pm. MUSICspace, The Bureau, Victoria Street, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 666444

Heartbeat: Learn to play bhangra, djembe and samba drumming styles. Every Wed, 6-8pm. Blackburn Youth Zone, Jubilee Street, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 666444

LYVE Urban Choir: Join an acapella group – mixing melodies, harmonies with vocalisations and beat boxing. Every Wed, 3-30-5pm. Witton Park. Tel: 01254 666444

PopRecycle: A new exciting band recycling pop and rock music. Open to all players and singers. Every Wed. MUSICspace, The Bureau, Victoria Street, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 666444

Community Cafe: with drinks, snacks etc. every Wed, 10am-2pm.Salvation Army Community Hall, Harrington Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 555425

Home-Start Chorley Family Group: offering free support for children 0-5 yrs and their parent /carer. 1pm-3pm (school term time only). Home-Start Building, Fleet Street Short Stay Car Park, Chorley

Chat and Craft: we welcome all people whatever age, gender or abilities. £1 per week inc. refreshments. Every Wed, 2-4pm. Ashton Methodist Worship and Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton

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

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.

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.

Preston Bridge Club: affiliated to the national body. Experienced players and beginners welcome (lessons available). For info please 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.