What’s On Listings 09-04-14

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Blast Off!: Follow The Noisey Animals as they are about to blast off into outer space on a mission to find a brand new sound for their latest hit album. 1pm & 4pm. From £5.47. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Wed, Apr 9 only.

Special Events


Children’s Easter Entertainment: Wed - Animatronics; Thu - Magic and Balloons; Fri - our very own giant ROBOT! 10am-4pm. Preston Market. Tel: 01772 906048.

Easter Bunny Hunt: Locate our Easter bunny and claim your free chocolate egg. 10am-4pm, daily until April 19, excluding Sundays and Good Friday. Indoor Market, Preston. Tel: 01772 906048

Easter Fun: Crafts, ‘chick watch’, glitter tattoos and face painting, bunny trail, reading, Easter Egg hunt, St George’s Day trail. Throughout Easter. Astley Hall, Coach House and Park, Chorley.

Get Up and Go: Traditional favourites including football, tennis and cricket plus street dance, fishing and birds of prey. See www.chorley.gov.uk/getupandgo. Various times throughout Easter. Various venues, Chorley. Tel: 01257 515151.

Wednesday, Apr 9

Make A Bug House: Learn about local wildlife then create your very own five star wooden bug home to take away with you. Adult supervision essential. 10.30am. Tickets: £5 per child, payable on the day. The Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Easter Egg Hunt: Meet in the arts centre courtyard. Booking is essential. 10am-noon. Tickets: £2 per child, payable on the day. Worden Park, Worden Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 625625.

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt: Self-led free family activity around the rugby pitches. Booking is essential. 2-4pm. Pavilion, Moss Side Playing Fields, off Moss Side Way, Leyland. Tel: 01772 625625.

Family Fun Days: Groom a Pony, Bouncy castle, Games and Competitions. Penny Farm BBQ and Easter treats in the Coffee Shop. 11am-4pm. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Leisure Activities

Wednesday, Apr 9

Guided Ramble: Local volunteer led free ramble of three to six miles long. Moderate. 10am. Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve, Preston. Tel: 01772 625625.

Clubs / Societies

Wednesday, Apr 9

Heath Charnock WI: The speaker will be Ian Coggin from Dewlay Cheese of Garstang. This will be an open meeting so why not come along and see what the WI is like. Rivington Church Hall, Rivington, Chorley. Tel: 01257 481816.

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.

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.

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.

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.