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Theatre

Blackburn

Aladdin: Follow Aladdin’s adventures as he gets entangled in the struggle of good and evil and defies the law to rescue the Princess. From £9. Various times. King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Until Thu, Dec 31.

Jack and the Beanstalk: hapless hero Jack Trott lands in a heap of trouble when he trades Daisy the Cow for a handful of beans. From £9.50. Thwaites Empire Theatre, Aqueduct Road, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 685500. Until Sun, Jan 3

Chorley

Branagh Theatre - The Winter’s Tale: The first of Kenneth Branagh’s season of plays at the Garrick Theatre, starring Branagh himself as well as Dame Judi Dench. £10. 2pm. Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane. Tel: 01257 264362. Thu, Dec 24 only

Lancaster

Beauty and the Beast: a classic fairytale full of adventure, fun, wonderful characters and drama. From £10.50. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.Until Sat, Jan 2, 2016

It’s A Wonderful Life (U): apprentice angel Clarence aims to convince suicidal George Bailey how life would have been in his home town had he never lived. From £5.50. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Thu, Dec 24 only

The Winter’s Tale: a new production of Shakespeare’s timeless tragic-comedy is co-directed by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford. From £12.The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Sun, Dec 27 only

Preston

Sleeping Beauty: written, directed by and starring comedy favourite Phil Walker as Silly Billy and Phoenix Nights royalty Archie Kelly as The King. From £14. Various times. Preston Charter Theatre, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 804444. Until Sat, Jan 2

Music

Jazz

Jazz Night: with the Silver Bell Band playing all your traditional Jazz favourites. Every Thu, 8.30pm. The Ale Emporium, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290

Blues, Folk & Irish

The Houghton Weavers At Christmas 2015: celebrating 40 years of entertaining folk. £13. 7.30pm. Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane. Tel: 01257 264362. Sun, Dec 27 only

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

New Soul Messengers: 7-piece band performing soul and motown classics. 9pm. The Railway Inn, 20 Steeley Lane, Chorley. Tel: 01257 671541

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. Royal British Legion Longridge Ltd, Towneley Road, Longridge. Tel: 01772 679153.

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

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

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

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

Saturday

Peleliu Sunrise: classic rock/blues. 9.30pm. The Railway Inn, 20 Steeley Lane, Chorley. Tel: 01257 671541

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dance

Daily Dance Classes

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Sales/Markets

Sunday

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

Saturday

Motoring Extravaganza: from the latest high-performance sports cars to vintage vehicles celebrating a golden age of motoring. £8, child £5. 9am-4pm. Lakeland Motor Museum Limited, Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria. Tel: 015395 30400

Wednesday

Penny Farm World Horse Welfare: Free admission and parking Come and see what we do and enjoy the delights of our coffee shop. 11am-4pm, every Wednesday, weekend and Bank Holiday. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983

Exhibitions

Daily

Art & Soul: an exhibition and sale of contemporary textile art by Natural Progression Textile Group. Free entry. Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, late night Thur to 7.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Until Jan 6, 2016. Avant Garden Centre, Cafe Gallery, Wigan Road, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433777

Harris Open Exhibition 2015: the annual celebration of local creative talent. Daily until Jan 9, 2016 (closed Sun). Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248

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

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

Thursday, Jan 14

Beekeeping For Beginners: new ten week course starts on Thursday, January 14 at 7pm. Makes an unusual Christmas present! See Preston Beekeepers web site for details. Tel: 01772 726212

Clubs / Societies

Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga: 9.30-10.45am. Ashton Methodist Church and Community Centre, Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 725264.

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

Wednesday

Tai Chi Classes: from beginners to advanced practitioners. Very experienced teacher of 30 years. 7-8.30pm. 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

Chorley Home Start Family Group: Offering support for children 0-5 and their parent/carer. Every Wed, 1-3pm, school term time only. Home Start, 112a Market Street, 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.

Junior Tennis: ages 4 and above . Outdoor tennis sessions for any budding Murrays or Williams! Wed eves. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol. Tel: 07966 315241

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preston Bridge Club: 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.