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Theatre

Preston

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

Away from Home: An edgy, moving and subversive one man show which goes in for a hard tackle on football’s last taboo. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £5. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425. Thurs, Apr 24 only.

Romeo & Juliet: Black Box Theatre Company presents the most famous love story ever written, Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare. 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: From £8. £5 for schools. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425. Wed, Apr 30 only.

Lancaster

The Life And Times Of Mitchell & Kenyon: A celebration of the factory-gate film- makers who showed audiences their world as they’d never seen it before and made cinema history. April 19 to May 10, 7.30pm. Tickets: From £8. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Sat, Apr 19 until Sat, May 10.

The African Queen (PG): Specially programmed for people with dementia and their families. See Humphrey Bogart as a gin-swilling riverboat captain. 2pm. Tickets: £4.0 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Mon, Apr 28 only.

RSC Recorded Screening – Richard II (12A): Starring David Tennant. 2pm. Tickets: From £13. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Tues, Apr 29 only.

Blackburn

Mayor’s Command Performance: An all-singing, all-dancing Variety show suitable for all ages. Proceeds in aid of The Mayor’s Charity. 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.0 Darwen Library Theatre, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Sat, Apr 26 only.

Music

Jazz

Femi Temowo: MOBO award nominated jazz guitarist. With support from Spanish-guitarist Howard Haigh and big band Off The Rails. Saturday, April 26, 8pm. Tickets: From £8. The Hothouse, Devonshire Road, Morecambe. Tel: 01524 831997.

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

UNESCO International Jazz Day: Vocalist Sue Parish will lead a celebration of 100 years of jazz classics in collaboration with guitarist Jon Moore and bassist Dave Turner. Wednesday, April 30, 2-4pm. The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 36092.

Silver Bell Band: Playing New Orleans Jazz. Free admission, good beer! Takes place the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 8.45pm. Bittersuite, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 822787.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Wagontown: Bluegrass/Celtic Trio. Free Admission. Friday, April 25, 9pm. The Wellington Hotel, Tulketh Road,, Ashton, Preston.

Classical

Heart Variations for String Quartet: Conceptual artist Egle Mei probes deep into the human psyche, seeking to unite the language of body, music and feelings. Friday, April 25, 7pm. Tickets: £10.0 The Playhouse, Market Street West, Preston. Tel: 0843 208 1842.

Miscellaneous

Open Mic Night hosted by Hence The Tortoise: Preston trio playing material about love, death, disillusionment, compulsory purchase, internet dating and featuring soaring 3-part vocal harmonies. Chance to perform in early part of evening - bring your instrument. Thursday, April 24, from 8.30pm. Tillotsons Arms, Chipping, near Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01995 61568.

Northside: Bringing a little of the late eighties, early nineties Manchester magic back to the stage. Friday, April 25, 9pm. Tickets: £10.0 Blakeys, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Nightclubs

Friday, Apr 25

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Apr 26

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, Apr 29

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

Wednesday, Apr 30

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

Pubs / Clubs

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

Thursday, Apr 24

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

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

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

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

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

BJ’s Rock in the Blues: Thursday April 24, Cry Baby & the Hoochie. The Hop Pocket, Chorley.

Free n’ Easy Open Mike Night: All welcome. See www.facebook.com/vickyjohnsopenmicnight for details. 8pm. Tickets: Free entry. Euxton Insti, Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley. Tel: 07725 911057.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, Apr 25

Franki and the Jets: The Minstrel Pub, Chorley.

Wagontown: Welcome return from a trio renowned for their foot tapping pop, Irish, country music performed in a Blue Grass style. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

Manford’s Comedy Club: with comedians JoJo Smith, Phil Walker & Daniel Sloss, with MC Dan Nightingale. Plus curry’s and a full bar. 7pm. Tickets: £10.0 Ribby Hall Village Woodland Suite, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, Preston. Tel: 01772 671111.

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Apr 26

Saraban: Sarah Hanson & Tony Cornwell from Saraban performing as an acoustic duo. Great tunes from across the decades. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

Sunday, Apr 27

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

Bingo: £1000 Jackpot, snowball and accumulator. Complimentary sandwiches and a fun game of children’s bingo for a surprise gift. 2.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

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

Monday, Apr 28

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

Tuesday, Apr 29

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, Apr 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dance

Thursday, Apr 24

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

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.

Modern Line Dancing: All levels. 2-4pm. Douglas Hall, St Cuthberts Parish Centre, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07780 711827.

Line Dancing: All levels welcome. With teacher L.C. Come along, have some fun and learn some line dances old and new. Raffle and bar. Large car park. 7.30-10.30pm. Tickets: £4.0 BAC/EE Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 07804 277191.

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

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

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

Friday, Apr 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Dance Classes

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

Saturday, Apr 26

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Apr 27

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

Preston Phoenix Sequence dancing: Everyone welcome. 7.45-10.45pm. Tickets: £2.50 St Teresa’s, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 312263.

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

Monday, Apr 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, Apr 29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, Apr 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sales/Markets

Thursday, Apr 24

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

Saturday, Apr 26

Table Top and New 2 U Sale: 9.30am-1pm. Tickets: Tables £10. Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 716203.

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

Spring Country Fair: Fashion, food & drink, arts & crafts, gifts, soft furnishings, garden crafts, the BMW Bowker Motor Group, hot food, cookery demos and master classes. Saturday 26 and Sunday 27, 10am-4.30pm. Tickets: Adults £5, Children £3.50, Concessions £4. Stonyhurst College, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe. Tel: 01254 827014.

Sunday, Apr 27

Farmers Market: 25 stalls selling local produce and crafts. The tea shop will also be open 11am–3.30pm serving drinks and hot and cold snacks. 10am-2pm. The Barn, Cuerden Valley Park, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 324436.

Clitheroe Car Boot Sale: 500 indoor and outdoor stalls. Opening times are from 6am with unloading from 6am–9am. Admission 7am–10am. Tickets: £2 Clitheroe Auction Mart, Clitheroe. Tel: 01253 782828.

Special Events

Thursday, Apr 24

Luv Preston Charity night: An evening of food, raffles and acoustic entertainment from various local acts, raising funds for a local homelessness charity. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

Friday, Apr 25

The Life And Times Of Mitchell & Kenyon Charity Gala Performance: set in Edwardian-inspired surroundings that will be complete with live music, drinks and entertainment fit for the period. From 6.30pm. Tickets: £30 including a ticket to the show, fizz, nibbles and plenty of late night entertainment. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Fri, Apr 25 only.

Saturday, Apr 26

2014 Marina Regatta Series: With a full variety of vessels between 20ft and 40ft long taking to the water, the events are expected to attract around 25 sailing boats. Members of the public can enjoy the 2014 action from various points around Windermere’s shoreline. The sailing will get underway just south of the Marina or just north of Bowness-on-Windermere, depending on the weather conditions. Windermere Marina Village, The Marina, Bowness on, Windermere. Tel: 015394 46551.

Family Fun Day: Free golf for under 16’s, bouncy castle, BBQ, DJ, competitions, free coaching, free golf sessions etc. Bring the whole family for a fun packed day. 9am-5pm. Fulwood Driving Range, Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 437606.

Roller Derby Match: Preston Roller Girls against Scotland’s Fierce Valley Roller Girls. 2.45pm. Tickets: £4.50 if bought online at http://prg.bigcartel.com/ or £5 OTD. Preston College, Preston.

Sunday, Apr 27

Family Garden Fun Day: Come and join us in our award winning gardens. There’s much to do, and lots to explore, in our amazing Landscaped Gardens and Plant World. Free entry. 10.30am-4pm. Myerscough College Gardens, Bilsborrow, Preston. Tel: 01995 642222.

Haslam Park Spring Clean: Join The Friends of Haslam Park, Park Rangers, and Canine Volunteers for a big litter pick on the Park we love. Wear sturdy footwear and gloves. 1pm. Car Park, Haslam Park, Preston. Tel: 01772 731080.

Monday, Apr 28

Musical Evening: For local prostate cancer support group, The Walnut Group. Our guest keyboard player and organist is Kevin Grunill who is a Top UK performer. 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 each and £1 towards the delicious homemade cakes and tea/coffee in the interval. Midge Hall Methodist Church, Longmeanygate, Leyland. Tel: 07977 519597.

Thursday, May 1

Away Days and Holidays Spring Event 2014: Age Concern Central Lancashire would like over 55’s to come along to our Spring event to share their holiday experiences and express their wishes for the perfect holiday. Two speakers and refreshments. 1.30-4.30pm. Fulwood Conservative Club, Blackpool Road, Fulwood. Tel: 01772 552850.

Exhibitions

Daily

UCLan Artlab Contemporary Print Studios 2014 Exhibition - Journeys: The idea of the ‘Journey’ can imply either the act of travelling from one place to another or the process of personal change and development. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, until April 28. St George’s House, St Georges Road, Bolton. Tel: 07765 830386.

The Life And Times Of Lancaster & Morecambe: An exhibition of photographs of Lancaster and Morecambe from yesteryear. Daily until May 11. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

The Storytellers: An exhibition of contrasts bringing together the work of three artists bound together by the narrative. 10am-4.30pm, Tuesday-Saturday until May 3. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

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

Leyland Artists Exhibition: Work from the local group with a passion for art. Daily until Saturday, May 3. South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre, The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 422041.

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

Saturday, Apr 26

Olive’s Hidden Gems: An exhibition of paintings and poems by Olive M Cork of Penwortham. A selection will be on sale with profits going to the Brittle Bone Society. 9.30am-3.30pm. The Old Station, Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 784919.

Sunday, Apr 27

Art Exhibition: work by local art groups. Tombola, refreshments, book stall, children’s exhibition. Raffle for a 10-week art course. Proceeds to hall redevelopment. 11am-4pm. Tickets: £1 (accompanied children free). Hoghton Village Hall, Hoghton, Preston.

Miscellaneous

Friday, Apr 25

Spiritual Discussion Group: Presented by Eckankar. Free discussion group on past lives, dreams and soul travel. For more information see www.eckankar.org. 7.30-9.30pm, the second Thursday of every month. The Community Centre (next to YMCA), St Alban’s Road, St Annes. Tel: 07548 172113.

Saturday, Apr 26

Shamanic Sound and Drumming: One of the oldest healing practices. 12.30-1.30pm. Intact, Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 01772 760760.

Sunday, Apr 27

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.

Tuesday, Apr 29

Introduction to the Living Building Challenge: recognised as the world’s most rigorous Green Building accreditation programme. Part of Earth Day 2014, an annual event held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Open to built environment professionals. 5.30-7pm. Lecture Theatre, Room 155, Harris Building, UCLan, Preston.

Leisure Activities

Thursday, Apr 24

Six Mile Ramble: to Hoole Moss using field footpaths and lanes. There will be stiles and stock in the fields. Conditions may be wet and muddy. Please bring lunch. 10am. Tickets: £1 per person. No need to book. Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve, Preston. Tel: 01772 625625.

Yoga in Chairs: A gentle style of yoga you can do from a seated position that also incorporates breathing and mind-body benefits. 12.30pm. Intact, Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 01772 760760.

Saturday, Apr 26

Springtime Edible Hedgerow: How to forage in a sustainable way and looking at species that have both culinary and medicinal uses. 1-3pm. £6. Brockholes Nature Reserve, Junction 31, M6 Samlesbury, Preston. Tel: 01772 872000.

Sunday, Apr 27

Citrus Club - Guild Wheel Cycle: A 21 mile bike ride around Preston’s Guild Wheel. 10.30am. Meet at Preston Grasshoppers, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

Wednesday, Apr 30

Worden Park Guided Ramble: Local volunteer led free ramble of three to six miles. 10am. Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 01772 625625.

Hobbies

Thursday, Apr 24

Preston Bridge Club: We welcome players of all standards and have lessons for beginners as well as practice and supervised play for the less experienced. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 7.05pm. Monday afternoon 1pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Saturday, Apr 26

Art Demonstration: Learn about ‘Painting with Watercolours’ lead by David Jaudrell. 10.30am-12.30pm. South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre, The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 422041.

Sunflower Seed Sowing: Learn how to grow and care for sunflower seeds. 10.30am. The Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Sunday, Apr 27

Garden in a Jar: Using natural materials and plant seeds, create your very own mini garden to take away and maintain at home. Adult supervision essential. 10.30am. The Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Tuesday, Apr 29

Creative Textiles: Artists Julie James Turner leads the sessions and comes up with knitting projects with a difference. Monthly on a Tuesday morning, 10am-noon. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Clubs / Societies

Thursday, Apr 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, Apr 25

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

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

Mr Yipadee: Free show for all ages. 11.15am. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Apr 26

Craft and Natter Group: Whether you are a crafter or not, just come along and join us for a coffee and a natter. Everyone welcome. Knitting, spinning, card making etc. 2pm-4pm every other Saturday, call for dates. St. Johns Church, Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07544 732863.

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

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

Springfield Fell Walking Club: Saturday, April 26 - Bakewell, White Peaks; Saturday, May 10 - Braithwaite, Lake District. Various pick up times. Tickets: Coach £9. Bus pickup Blackpool to Black Bull Preston, Preston. Tel: 01772 865278.

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

Sunday, Apr 27

Life, Prayer and Spirituality: ‘Unending life within your reach’. With International speaker, Michelle Nanouche, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing. 3pm. Christian Science Church, Stoneygate, Preston.

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

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

Monday, Apr 28

Monthly Meet: A single friendship group for divorced, bereaved and retired men and ladies. With speaker Barbara, a professional gardener. Plus plants for sale. 2-4pm. Our Lady & St Edwards Parish Centre Lounge, 4 Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 712452.

Hardy Plant Society – North West Group: Speaker - Paul Cook, Curator, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate. On ‘Harlow Carr and my thoughts for the next 10 years’. Visitors welcome. Plant sales. 7.30pm. Tickets: £3 (including refreshments) Samlesbury Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane, Preston. Tel: 01254 853263.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, Apr 29

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

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

Preston Pride Basketball club: The Club is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing both old and new members. U18 - 6pm-8pm, Senior 1st Team - 8pm-10pm. Cardinal Newman Sports Centre, St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07734 580974.

Cheeky Chefs Class: For ages 2yrs and above. 11.30am. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, Apr 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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