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Theatre

Blackburn

George’s Comedy Club: bringing the very best, hand-picked comedians to Lancashire in an intimate cabaret setting. From £12. First Fri of every month, 8pm. King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664

Stickman: how will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree? From £13. King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Opens Fri, Oct 4 until Sat, Oct 5

Chorley

All Is True: an intimate film about the final years of William Shakespeare. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen. £5. 7.30pm. Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane, Chorley. Tel: 01257 264362. Sun, Oct 6 only

Lancaster

The Scummy Mummies Show: a night packed full of stand-up, sketches, songs and some very scummy stories. Over 16s. From £15.50. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Thu, Oct 3 only

How To Be Amazingly Happy!: join Victoria as she asks – is it possible to be happy without kids? From £9. 7.30pm. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Sat, Oct 5 only

Gym & Tonic: a laugh out loud comedy about trying to find a moment of calm in these challenging times. From £6. 7.30pm, Sat mat. 2pm. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Wed, Oct 9 until Sat, Oct 12

Leyland

Redcoats: Mikron Theatre delighting audiences with seaside tales and holiday camp magic. £10. 7.30pm. Leyland Historical Society, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH. Tel: 01772 641604. Mon, Oct 7 only

Music

Rock

Limehouse Lizzy: keeping the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive. 7.30pm. Empire Theatre, Aqueduct Road, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 685500.Fri, Oct 5 only

Blues, Folk & Irish

Ceilidh: with Orchestra in Folkus Ceilidh Band. Jacob’s Join (bring and share) supper, licensed bar and raffle. All proceeds to All Saints Church, Higher Walton. £5, under 16s £3. St Aidan’s Church Hall, Station Road, Bamber Bridge PR5 6QL. Tel: 07515 275334. Sat, Oct 5 only

Country & Western

Longridge Country & Western Club: live entertainment and line dancing every Wed evening. All welcome. Free entry. Wilfrids Club, Longridge

Pubs & Clubs

Thursday

Open Mic Night: pick up the mic at the friendliest and best Open Mic Night in town. All welcome. Free entry. 9pm, first Thu of month. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425

Silver Foxes Bingo: 7.30pm. Leyland, Fox Lane Cricket. Tel: 01772 435326

Friday

Northern Soul Night: every Friday. The Mill Tavern, Cann Bridge St, Higher Walton PR5 4DJ. Tel: 01772 437081

Disco: dance, funk, pop, soul & Motown with DJ Chris. From 9.30pm. The Stanley Arms, 24 Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 252001

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.

Saturday

The Stanley Arms: disco from 9.30pm. Northern Soul with resident DJ Derek Sumner from 10.30pm. The Stanley Arms, 24 Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 252001

Pablo’s Discobar: providing the soundtrack for a forgotten generation. Sumptuous decor, lavish voyeuristic booths and a grandiose dance floor. Every Sat. Fives Cocktail Club, 49-51 Guildhall Street, Preston City Centre. Tel: 01772 201500

Sunday

Sunday Jazz Concerts: free admission. 4pm. The Mill Tavern, Cann Bridge St, Higher Walton PR5 4DJ. Tel: 01772 437081

Jam Night With Open Mic: every Sunday, 7.30pm. The Prince of Wales, Cowling Brow, Chorley PR6 0QE

Karaoke: from 5pm. The Stanley Arms, 24 Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 252001

Tuesday

Silver Foxes Bingo: Every Tuesday. Call for more details. 7.30pm. Fox Lane Cricket Club, Fox Lane, Leyland PR25 1HB. Tel: 01772 435326

Railway Jam Open Mic Night: hosted by Gav Da Goliath. Most equipment available, free pool and jukebox until 8pm. 8-11pm. The Railway, Chorley

Wednesday

Folk @ The Oak: informal music session. All instruments and voices welcome. Second Wed of month, 7.30pm. The Royal Oak, Market Place, Garstang PR3 1ZA. Tel: 07794 197680

Big Fat Quiz Of Everything: trivia, sports, movies and current events. See www.stanleyarmspreston.co.uk. £1 or £2.50 inc. pasta. Every Wed, 7.30-10.30pm. The Stanley Arms, 24 Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 252001

Dance

Thursday

Preston Swing: a group of friendly, fun people who like to Lindy Hop. All welcome. £5, NUS free. 7.30-9.15pm. Scholars, Foster Building UCLan, Corporation Street, Preston. Tel: 01995 605885

Saturday

Social Sequence Dance: all popular sequence dances. Bring your own drinks/nibbles. £5. 8-11pm. St. Ambrose Church Hall, Moss Lane, Leyland PR25 6XA. Tel: 07775 964082

Monday

Ormskirk Folk Dance Club: newcomers welcome. £2. 8.15-10pm weekly during term time. Emmanuel Church Hall, Derby Street, Ormskirk L39 2DE. Tel: 01695 726696

Leyland Morris Men: dancers and musicians welcome to join us and preserve a local tradition. See www.leylandmorrismen.co.uk. 7.30pm. Guide Hut off Fox Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 337999

Tuesday

Folk Dance Group: a varied programme of old and new English country dances. Beginners welcome. 7.30-9.30pm, Sep to May. Garstang Arts Centre, Croston Road, Garstang. Tel: 01524 61483

Line Dancing with Sharon: beginners and improvers always welcome. £2.50. 8pm. Knowle Green Village Hall, Knowle Green. Tel: 01254 878447

Line Dancing with Donna: everyone welcome. Every Tue, 7.45-10.15pm. BAC/EE Sports Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 01772 720708

Wednesday

Wednesday Tea Dance: a lovely afternoon of sequence dancing. 2-4pm, every Wed.St Andrews Church Hall (opposite Booths), Longton. Tel: 01772 617010

Sales/Markets

Thursday

Garstang Country Market: home baking, plants, produce and a variety of hand-made crafts all produced in Lancashire! Tea, coffee and cake. Parking. Free entry. 10am-noon, every Thu. Sports and Social Club, Lancaster Road, Garstang PR3 1FB. Tel: 01995 603644

Friday

Preesall Sewing Group: sale of craft work, cushions, bags, quilts etc. All profits to go to Trinity Hospice. 9.30am-noon. Youth Community Centre, Preesall. Tel: 01253 790851

Saturday

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair: quality and affordable vintage clothing, accessories, home ware, and collectables, with items from every era from the 1940s to the 1980s. £2.50, under 12s free. 11am-5pm. Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ. Tel: 01524 582226

Autumn Fair: new and pre-loved goodies, cakes, plants, raffle etc. Light lunches available. Free admission. 11am-2pm. Village Hall, Clitheroe Road, Knowle Green. Tel: 01254 878447

Penwortham Farmers Market: selling lots of local produce, crafts and much more. Money raised to fund 8th Penwortham Scout Group hut. First Sat of month. St Teresa’s Scout Hut, Queensway, Penwortham PR1 0DS

Sunday

Penwortham Food & Drink Fair: bakes, cakes, chocolates, marinades, meats, coffees, crepes, cheeses, pizzas, wines and gins. Plus cocktails demo’s. In support of Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Entry £1. 11am-4pm. St Theresa’s Parish Centre, Penwortham

Artisan Sale: artwork, cards, jewellery, glassware, soaps, pottery, face-painting, hook a duck and chase the tail. Free entry, stalls £10. Community Centre, Station Road, Hesketh Bank PR4 6SR. Tel: 07956 986546

Clitheroe Flea Market and Car Boot Sale: indoor and outdoor stalls. Every Sun, 8am-3pm. Clitheroe Auction Mart, Clitheroe. Tel: 01253 782828

Special Events

Thursday

Domestic duties: pop on a cap and apron and get stuck into domestic life in Victorian times. Admission charges apply. Until Fri, Aug 2. National Trust Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, Ormskirk L40 1SG . Tel: 01704 821254

Friday

Chorley Live!: one weekend - 35 venues - 280appearances. Supporting Derian House. See www.chorleylive.com for a full line-up. Wristbands £5 for every venue over both nights, under 12s free.Fri, 4 and Sat, 5 Oct. Various venues, Chorley

Saturday

What’s ‘Appening Weekend: find out about activities ‘appening during the weeks. Tea, coffee and bacon butties available. All welcome. Sat, 10am-1pm, Sun noon-2pm. Fulwood Methodist Church, Crossroads Centre, Watling St. Road, Fulwood PR2 8EA

Chinese Knots workshop: with UCLan Confucius Institute. Suitable for children and adults. Free admission. 10am-noon, Sharoe Green Library, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston PR2 8ED

A Walk in the Park: with Fiona Candy, Friend of Winckley Square. Explore simple creative ways to connect with the landscape. Materials provided. 2-4pm. Book via www.eventbrite.co.uk. £4. 2pm. Meet at the centre of the gardens, Winckley Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 254395

Young Harris: aged 12-16? Fire your imagination and unleash your creative side at a workshop/project. Free. 12.30-3.30pm, first Sat of month. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 905412

West End Fun Palace: with live performances, music, arts and crafts workshops and much more. Noon-4pm. More Music, The Hothouse, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe LA3 1QT. Tel: 01524 831997

Tour St. Walburge’s: the only Grade I listed church in Preston. Stained glass windows and a hammer beam roof. Every Sat, 11.30am-1.30pm. St. Walburge’s Church, Weston Street, Preston

Sunday

Apple Day: a family day of activities, apple pressing, woodland crafts, music, face painting and much more. 10am-3pm. Astley Hall, Chorley PR7 1XA. Tel: 01257 515151

Miniature Steam Locomotive: Leyland Society of Model Engineers’ passenger carrying railway. Runs 11am-4pm, every Sunday, weather permitting. Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 01772 455580

Wednesday

The Harris LGBTQ Working Group: exploring the museum and gallery and thinking about objects which allow us to explore issues of gender, sexuality and identity. 6.30pm, second Wed of month. Book via www.eventbrite.co.uk. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248

Browsholme Hall Open Days & Tours: informative guided tours of the hall, beautiful gardens and the Tithe Barn tea room. Admission free, tours from £9 at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Every Wed until Oct 9. Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe Road, Cow Ark, Clitheroe. Tel: 01254 827160

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

FUN!: exploring the theme of Fun through mediums from sculpture to video. Opening party Fri, Oct 4, 6-8pm, Daily, 9am-5pm, until Oct 12. The Sanctuary, Lancaster Central Library, Market Street, Lancaster LA1 1HY

Costa Del Morecambe!: an exhibition of new work by the wonderful Harry Mills. Free entry. Until October. Stone Jetty Cafe, Morecambe LA4 4NJ

The Art of Music: celebrating the power of music to influence our lives. In collaboration with Lancaster Music Festival. Sep 13 until Oct 19. King Street Studios, 5a King Street, Lancaster LA1 1JN. Tel: 07743 238663

Blood, Sweat and Celluloid: celebrating Army photography from 1850 until the present day. Free. 10am-3pm, Tue-Thu & Sat until Sat, Nov 2. Lancashire Infantry Museum, Fulwood Barracks, Fulwood PR2 8AA. Tel: 01772 260584

Beautiful and Brutal: 50 Years in the life of Preston Bus Station. Films, talks, tours and workshops to contextualise the social architecture of the building and its role in the city. Until Nov 24. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248

Chorley History & Heritage and the History of Chorley Hygienic Laundry: by Chorley Heritage Centre Group. Admission free. Mon, Wed, Fri-Sun noon-3.30pm. Oct until end of Dec 2019. Astley Hall Farmhouse, Upper Gallery

Preston Street Style: fashion from the Harris collection against the city to see who wore what where. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248

Friday, October 11

Past & Present: Aspects of Life in Eccleston and District. Fashion, industry, memorabilia, photos, documents and a WWII display. Refreshments available. Proceeds to St Catherine’s and church funds. £2.50 OTD, children free. Opens Fri, Oct 11 until Sun Oct 13, 10am-7pm, Sun noon-5pm. Methodist Church, The Green, Eccleston PR7 5TQ

Miscellaneous

Daily

Macmillan Drop In Centre: high quality information and support plus a benefits surgery once a fortnight. Opening times vary each week, call for more details. Royal Preston and Chorley & South Ribble Hospitals. Tel: 01772 523709

HG Park Fit Club: Mon-Fri eve/Sat am. Tue/Thu classes at Priory Academy School (£5). Medical questionnaire required. See Facebook ‘HG Park Fit Club’. £4 (first session free), u16s free with paying adult. Hurst Grange Park, Penwortham. Tel: 07958 651908

The Intact Centre: daily workshops and events including computer training, bingo, advice, yoga, aerobics, walking for health, a work club and arts and crafts. The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol. Tel: 01772 760760

Thursday

Gospel meetings: all are welcome to come and listen. 7.30-8.30pm every Thurs. Southlands High School, Clover Road, Chorley PR7 2NJ. Tel: 07933 323775

Art Group: open to autistic people over the age of 18. Every Thursday. Plungington Community Centre. Tel: 01772 750880

Friday

Meat Bingo: all welcome. 8pm. Moor Park Sports & Social Club, Blackpool Road, Preston PR1 6AD

History and symbolism of the Holy Mass: every first Friday of the month. 5pm. St Walburge’s Church, Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QE

Friday Youth: films, sports, crafts and games for ages 10-16. £1.50. Term time, 7.30-9pm. Parish Hall, Garstang St Thomas’ Church, Church Street, Garstang PR3 1PA

Saturday

Missal Latin for beginners: every first and third Saturday. Free. 11.30am. St Walburge’s Church, Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QE

Spiritual Evening: a demonstration of Mediumship. Refreshments available. £3. 7.30pm every Sat. Bluebell Spiritual Church (behind the Bluebell pub), Church Street, Preston

Sunday

Gospel meetings: all are welcome to come and listen. 4.30-5.30pm every Sun. Southlands High School, Clover Road, Chorley PR7 2NJ. Tel: 07933 323775

Cafe Church: an hour of puppets, Bible story, crafts, games, songs, refreshments and more. Suitable for all ages, all welcome. No charge but collection taken. Free parking. 9.30am, 2nd Sun in the month. Chorley United Reformed Church, Hollinshead Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 273222

Sunday for Everyone: an informal, contemporary service for all. 10.30am, second Sun of month. Garstang St Thomas’ Church, Church Street, Garstang PR3 1PA

Cafe Church: an informal service in the Parish Hall with tea and cake. 7pm, fourth Sun of month. Garstang St Thomas’ Church, Church Street, Garstang PR3 1PA

Sunday Club: a fun way to learn and grow with Jesus for ages 4-14. 10.25am. Garstang St Thomas’ Church, Church Street, Garstang PR3 1PA

Spiritual Services: healing 5-6pm, devine service with medium ship 6.30-7.30pm. Preston Ethical Spiritualist Church, 16 Newton Road, Preston PR2 1DY

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.

Monday

Annual General Meeting: all welcome. 7.30pm. Village Hall, Clitheroe Road, Knowle Green. Tel: 01254 878447

Peer Support Group: open to autistic people over the age of 18. Every Mon except bank holidays. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 750880

Tuesday

Tuesday Evening Social Club: open to autistic people over the age of 18. Every other Tuesday evening. Bamber Bridge. Tel: 01772 750880

Spiritual Services: demonstration of mediumship 7.30-8.30pm. Preston Ethical Spiritualist Church, 16 Newton Road, Preston PR2 1DY

Hobbies

Daily

Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society Research Centre: open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat (second & third of month) noon-4pm. Donations appreciated. LFHHS Chorley Family History Research Centre, Astley Hall Farmhouse, Astley Park, PR7 1XA. Tel: 01257 231600

Thursday

Introductory World of Wine Course: a jaunt around the globe on Thursday evenings with the Lancashire Wine School. £95 for an eight week course. 7pm. Holiday Inn, Preston PR1 3AU. Tel: 01253 301934

Intro to Old World Wines: learn how to taste wine like professionals with the Lancashire Wine School. £50 for a four week course. 7pm. Holiday Inn, Preston PR1 3AU. Tel: 01253 301934

Sewing Bee: £5 per session. Every Thu, 9.30-11.30am. Scout Hut, Eden Street, Leyland. Tel: 07946 748898

Sewing Club: get help with your project in our fully equipped studio. Every Thu 6.30-9pm. Incandescence Couture, 17 common Garden, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 37633

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

Friday

Painting For Pleasure Classes: ever fancied having a go at painting? With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. Every Tue & Fri, 10am-3pm. St George’s Church Hall, George’s Road (off Lune St), Preston PR1 2NP. Tel: 07969 177369

Hambleton Walk: riverside paths, local lanes and ginnels with views of boats, creek and gardens. 2pm. Meet at the Shovels Inn car park, Green Meadow Lane FY6 9AL. Tel: 01253 700066

Woolcraft: individual and group projects, often raising money for charities. 2pm. Garstang Arts Centre, Croston Road, Garstang. Tel: 01995 606648

Saturday

Fleetwood Walk: a stroll along the new promenade and large grass sculptures near to the Rossall Hospital. 10.30am. Meet at Larkholme Grasslands car park, Westway FY7 8JH. Tel: 01253 700066

Saturday, Oct 12

Springfield Fell Walking Club: Shake off the boredom, see the scenery, walk and talk! Next walk, Oct 12 - Grasmere. Three grades of walk. New walkers welcome. Coach £10. Bus pick ups Blackpool to Black Bull, Garstang Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 728718

Tuesday

Painting For Pleasure Classes: ever fancied having a go at painting? With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. Every Tue & Fri, 10am-3pm. St George’s Church Hall, George’s Road (off Lune St), Preston PR1 2NP. Tel: 07969 177369

The Standish Stitchers: drop in arts and crafts plus demos. Bring along your projects and ideas.Email standishstitchers@stlaurencechorley.co.uk. £1. 6.30-9pm. St Laurence’s Church, Chorley

Sewing Club: get help with your project in our fully equipped studio. Every Tue 5.30-8pm. Incandescence Couture, 17 common Garden, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 37633

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

Wednesday

Sewing Club: get help with your project in our fully equipped studio. Every Wed 9.30am-noon. Incandescence Couture, 17 common Garden, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 37633

Clubs/classes

Thursday

Chorley Lions: a warm welcome given to everyone interested in finding out more. 8pm, first Thu of the month. The Insty, Euxton War Memorial Institute, 195 Wigan Road, Euxton, PR7 6NZ

Broughton Bridge Club: see www.broughtonbridgeclub.co.uk. Improvers duplicate bridge 9.30am, duplicate bridge 6.45pm. Beginners basic lessons start on October 24, 9.30am. Broughton & District Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton

Lancaster Chess Club: every Tue & Thur until early May. 7.30pm. Reform Club, Great John Street/Stonewell, Lancaster. Tel 01524 884327

Skylarks Community Choir: fun, interactive, therapeutic singing and music. All welcome. Call or email skylarksnetwork@gmail.com. £3.50. 10-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm. St Georges Church Hall, Halliwell Street, Chorley PR7 2TT. Tel: 07538 580296

Whittle Village Artists: come and join our friendly, mixed ability group. We work in all media. Free car park. On 114 bus route. £3 per session. Monthly, professional tutor-led workshops additional £2 each. 10am-noon. Whittle Village Hall, Union Street, off Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods PR6 7LN

Chorley Paintbox: friendly and supportive group. New members welcome, from beginners to experienced artists. 9-11.30am. Cunliffe Hall, George Street, Chorley. Tel: 07963 774680

Wheels For All Adaptable Bike Ride: for disabled and autistic people. 10am-2.30pm. Moor Park, Preston PR1 6AS. Tel: 07748 207549

Sweaty Mama: 10am. Cheeky Monkeys, Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7YA. Tel: 01257 234287

Ballet: 11.15am-noon. Cheeky Monkeys, Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7YA. Tel: 01257 234287

Thursday Fitness Club: Get yourself fit using aerobic based exercise. For men and women of all ages. Car parking available. Every Thu. 10.30am. £3. Landmark, St Mary’s Street South, off Ribbleton Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 750152

Yoga Class: With Frances Heaton. BWY qualified. Relaxed and friendly class, all welcome. Every Thur 10-11.30am. The Mill, St.Catherine’s Park. Tel: 07518469473

Preston Bridge Club: affiliated to the national body. See www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 7pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 750179

Youth Theatre: love drama? Want to have a go?Ages 12-16. £6. 6.30-7.30pm. Ribcaged Studios, 44 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 429256

Ribcaged Drama Academy: work towards an arts qualification (LAMDA Arts Award). Ages 7-15. £10. 5.30-6.30pm. Ribcaged Studios, 44 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 429256

Red Rose A Cappella: a mixed chorus now welcoming female members for the first time in 42 years. See www.redroseacappella.co.uk. Every Thu. 7.30pm. 1 Edward Street, Bamber Bridge. Tel: 07906 768579

Friday

Painting For Pleasure Classes: ever fancied having a go at painting? With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. Every Tue & Fri, 10am-3pm. St George’s Church Hall, George’s Road (off Lune St), Preston PR1 2NP. Tel: 07969 177369

Broughton Bridge Club: see www.broughtonbridgeclub.co.uk. Duplicate bridge 9.45am. Beginners basic lessons start on October 24, 9.30am. Broughton & District Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton

Gamblers Anonymous: meets every Friday, 7.45-9.45pm. St Wilfrid’s Church in Chapel Street, Preston

Wheels for All Cycling: led ride from Avenham Park. 10.30am. From Frenchwood rec ground, Preston. Tel: 07748 207549

Yoga Class: with Frances Heaton. BWY qualified. Relaxed and friendly class, all welcome. Every Fri 10-11.30am. The Mill, St.Catherine’s Park. Tel: 07518 469473

Yoga Classes: with Frances Heaton. BWY qualified. Relaxed and friendly class, all welcome. 2-3.30pm. Over 60’s Club (you don’t need to be over 60), Towneley Road, Longridge. Tel: 07518 469473

Preston Bridge Club: affiliated to the national body. See www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 7pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 750179

Boogie Babies: baby and toddler music group. Music, sensory play, light up disco, puppets, toys and much more. 9.45-10.30am and 10.45-11.30am every Fri. £3.50 per session (no additional charge for siblings), no need to book. Gillies Mar-Jan Dance Studio, Adlington PR6 9LG

Garstang Natives Volleyball Club: free ‘come and try sessions’ every Friday. Beginners, improvers and experienced players aged 16-65+ welcome. No need to book, just turn up. 7-8.30pm, Garstang Community Academy Sports Hall. Tel 07887 501153

Saturday

Create!: be creative, play drama games, have fun! Ages 6-11. £12. 9.30am-noon. Ribcaged Studios, 44 York Steet, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 429256

Sunday

Garstang Ukulele Group: every Sun, 2-4pm. Garstang Arts Centre, Croston Road, Garstang. Tel: 01995 606408

Monday

Preston Society - Birdwatching & Natural History: John Miles on ‘Hadrian’s Wildlife - Along the Wall Including Ancient Birds’. All welcome. See www.prestonsociety.co.uk. £3 OTD. 7.30pm. St. Mary’s Church, Church Ave, Penwortham PR1 0AH. Tel: 07713 975321

1st Battalion Loyal Regiment (Malaya Veterans): all welcome. 12.30-3.30pm, first Mon of month (except Bank Holidays). Blue Bell, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07905 059809

Broughton Bridge Club: see www.broughtonbridgeclub.co.uk. Duplicate bridge 6.45pm. Beginners basic lessons start on October 24, 9.30am. Broughton & District Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton

Baby & Toddler Group: warmly welcoming new members. 1-3pm, Mondays during term time. St. Michael and All Angels Church Hall, Tulketh Road, Ashton on Ribble PR2 1AJ. Tel: 07734 934790

Wheels For All Adaptable Bike Ride: for disabled and autistic people. 10am-2.30pm. Moor Park, Preston PR1 6AS. Tel: 07748 207549

Rock n Learn: 10.30-11.15am and 11.30am-12.15pm. Cheeky Monkeys, Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7YA. Tel: 01257 234287

Nimble Fingers Craft Club: enjoy, share and enrich your crafting skills. Every Mon, 7-9pm. Prospect House, 45 Sandy Lane, Leyland PR25 2EE. Tel: 07512 183929

Chorley Photographic Society: competitions, lectures and tuition from a world class society. Beginners and experts welcome. See www.chorleyps.org. Every Mon, 7pm. St Marys Club, West Street, Chorley PR7 2BY

Yoga Class: with Frances Heaton. BWY qualified. All welcome. Every Mon 7-8.30pm. Xavarian Mission Spirituality Centre, 169 Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood. Tel: 07518 469473

Yoga Class: with Frances Heaton. BWY qualified. Relaxed and friendly class, all welcome. Every Mon 2-3.30pm. The Mill, St.Catherine’s Park. Tel: 07518 469473

Songbirds: friendly ladies group. No performances, just enjoying singing a wide repertoire. 1.30pm. Garstang Arts Centre, Croston Road, Garstang. Tel: 01995 602904

Albany Table Tennis: for anyone wanting to play table tennis in Chorley. £2.50. Every Mon, 5.45-6.45pm. Albany Academy Bolton Road, Chorley.Tel: 07814 565721

Priory Over 50’s Club: with bingo and tea and biscuits. All welcome. Bus 113 stops outside. Every Mon, 1-3pm. Broadfield Drive, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433465

Preston Bridge Club: affiliated to the national body. See www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 1pm & 7pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 750179

Penwortham Bridge Club: join us for duplicate bridge. Mon and Thu. 7pm. Galloways, Howick, Penwortham. Tel: 01772 612579

Let’s Grow Preston: learn more about gardening or do something for the community. All welcome. 9.30am-3.30pm.pm. Grange Community Gardens

Tuesday

Lancaster Chess Club: every Tue & Thur until early May. 7.30pm. Reform Club, Great John Street/Stonewell, Lancaster. Tel 01524 884327

Singing for Wellbeing: Life Long Song’s active singing workshop. All welcome, give it a try - no music reading needed. 1.30-3pm. Galloway’s, 1, Farrington Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 276178

Painting For Pleasure Classes: ever fancied having a go at painting? With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. Every Tue & Fri, 10am-3pm. St George’s Church Hall, George’s Road (off Lune St), Preston PR1 2NP. Tel: 07969 177369

Broughton Bridge Club: see www.broughtonbridgeclub.co.uk. Duplicate bridge 9.45am. Beginners basic lessons start on October 24, 9.30am. Broughton & District Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton

Tuesday Yoga: £5 per session. 9.30-10.45am. Ashton Methodist Church and Community Centre, Wellington Road. Tel: 01772 725264

Skylarks Community Choir: fun, interactive, therapeutic singing and music. All welcome. Call or email skylarksnetwork@gmail.com. £3.50. 6.45-8pm. Bamber Bridge Methodist Church, Station Road, Bamber Bridge PR5 6ED. Tel: 07538 580296

Preston Art Society: with speakers and demonstrations. See www.prestonartsociety.weebly.com. £4. Every fortnight, 7-9pm. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Preston PR2 3BS. Tel: 01772 712857

Lipreading Class: a new 10 week lipreading course for anyone with a hearing loss who would like to meet other people and develop strategies with managing their hearing loss. 10am-noon. Standish Community Centre, Moody Street, Standish. Tel: 01942 494256

Mini Kitchen: 1.30pm. Cheeky Monkeys, Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7YA. Tel: 01257 234287

Little Kickers: 9.45-10.30am, 10.45-11.30am and 11.45am-12.30pm. Cheeky Monkeys, Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7YA. Tel: 01257 234287

Guardian Concert/Wind Band: looking for a new conductor. See www.guardianconcertband.co.uk. Rehearsals Tuesdays, 7.30pm. Park St. Wesleyan Methodist Church, Lytham

Chorley Computer Club: each Tuesday. 7.30pm. St George’s Institute, Trinity Road, Chorley

The Singing Group: with laughs and fun. Always welcoming new members. 7-8pm, every Tues. Village Memorial Hall, Glasson Dock. Tel: 01524 751854

Yoga Class: with Frances Heaton. BWY qualified. Relaxed and friendly class, all welcome. Every Tue (exc. first Tues of month) 7-8.30pm. The Mill, St.Catherine’s Park. Tel: 07518469473

Luncheon Club Tuesday: two courses plus tea or coffee. £4. Noon. Ashton Methodist Church and Community Centre, Wellington Road. Tel: 01772 725264

Preston Bridge Club: affiliated to the national body. See www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 7.15pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 750179

Hush a Bye Babies: Baby Massage - suitable from birth. Small, relaxed baby led group. Baby Yoga - suitable for babies 8wks+. Exercise postnatally with your baby. Email: happylittlebabies@outlook.com. Gillies Mar-Jan Dance Studio, Adlington, PR6 9LG. Tel: 07979 528338

Garstang Running Club: run with a friendly group of people aged 16+. Beginners, including ‘couch to 5k’ catered for. Every Tue, 7pm. Garstang Sports Club. Tel: 01772 864287

Chill Out Tuesdays: a new concept for Mind, Body and Spirit, plus a guest speaker once a term. Meditation/Relaxation - £10, Bellydance - £6, Body Groove - £6. 7.15-8.30pm. Conservative Club, Berry Lane, Longridge. Tel: 07843 079574

Youth Theatre: love drama? Want to have a go?Ages 6-11. £6. 4.30-5.30pm. Clitheroe Library. Tel: 01200 429256

Ribcaged Young Professional Actors: train with and perform alongside professional actors. Ages 16-19. £15. 6-8pm. Ribcaged Studios, 44 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 429256

Zumba: dance your way to fitness burning. £4. 6.30-7.30pm. St Michael’s Village Hall. Tel: 07517 346797

Cinema Around the Corner Film Club: a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. £3.50. 7pm, every other Tue. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425

Wednesday

New Longton Artists: all welcome. 7.30-10pm every Wednesday. Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton PR4 4BD

Morecambe Artist Colony - AGM: an evening of fun, music and a Bring & Buy art sale/swap. 6pm. More Music, The Hothouse, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe LA3 1QT. Tel: 01524 831997

Avant Garden Club: meets every second Wed of month to discuss seasonal topics 10.30–11.30am. Beginners welcome. £7 inc refreshments. Avant Garden Centre, Wigan Road, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433777

Leyland U3A: for retired people in Leyland. Make new friends, lead an active life and learn new skills. See www.u3aleyland.wordpress.com. 10.30am, second Wed of month. Main Hall, St Ambrose Church, Moss Lane, Leyland PR25 4XA. Tel: 01772 432983

Skylarks Community Choir: fun, interactive, therapeutic singing and music. All welcome. Call or email skylarksnetwork@gmail.com. £3.50. 10.30am-noon. St Gerard’s Parochial Centre, Lostock Hall PR5 5AA. Tel: 07538 580296

Beginners Learn To Ride and Health Ride: 12.30-1.30pm. Moor Park, Preston. Tel: 07748207549

Leyland Lacemakers: friendly group, beginners welcome. Email leylandlace@gmail.com. Weds 1-4.00pm. Leyland Baptist Church, 247 Leyland Lane, Leyland, PR25 1XL

Rock n Learn: 9.45am, 10.35am and 11.30am. Cheeky Monkeys, Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7YA. Tel: 01257 234287

Preston Life Drawing Group: untutored, bring own materials. £8. 7-9pm every Wed. Galloway Hall (back room), 131 Brackenbury Road, Fulwood. Tel: 07815 676854

Preston Bridge Club: affiliated to the national body. See www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. 12.50pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 750179

Youth Theatre: love drama? Want to have a go?Ages 6-11. £6. 4-5pm. Clitheroe Library. Tel: 01200 429256

Zumba Gold: for the young at heart. Get active with the dance party workout that moves at your pace. £4. 10-11am. Bilsborrow Village Hall. Tel: 07517 346797

Preston Chess Club: all standards welcome. See chess.popmalc.org.uk. Every Wed, 7.30pm. Mad Hatters, Fylde Road. Tel: 01772 740882

Needlework Group: friendly, helpful group enjoying knitting, crochet, embroidery, patchwork and applique. 10am-noon. Garstang Arts Centre, Croston Road, Garstang. Tel: 01995 606408