What’s On Listings 28-05-14

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Dig It!: A night of music for the Under 20s. Introducing the area’s new bands! Wed, May 28, 6pm. From £2.50. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.



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.

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.

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.

Special Events


Catforth Annual Scarecrow Festival: Wonderful, weird and sometimes wacky scarecrows. The theme this year is “The Victorian Era”. Bouncy castle and stalls at the village hall. From 9am, daily until Friday, May 30. Tea/coffee and cakes will be available at the Village Hall from 9am, burgers will be on sale from 11.30am. Tickets: Scarecrow maps will go on sale for £1 at the Catforth Village Memorial Hall. Catforth, Preston. Tel: www.catforthvillagehall.co.uk.

Half Term Fun: Including the Brockness Monster Weekend, Pond Dipping, Pirate Adventure, Slimeball, Wild Flower ID Walk, drop-in activities, crafts and reserve walks. Various times, daily until Sunday, June 1. Tickets: Various charges apply. Brockholes Nature reserve, Junction 31, M6, Preston. Tel: 01772 872000.

Half Term Activities: Wednesday - Victorian Schoolroom; Thursday - Paper Planes; Friday - Flight! Various times, daily until Friday, May 30. Tickets: £1.50 per child. Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 534075.

Half-Term Family Fun at Hoghton Tower: A great family fun day for little knights and princesses! Join the artistic tour and workshop and produce a masterpiece to take home. Tuesday, 27 to Friday, 30 May, 11.30 am and 2pm. Tickets: £8 per adult, £6 concessions and children. Under 5s free. Free parking. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton. Tel: 01254 852986.

Half Term Activities: A programme of engaging activities starting with a Mad Hatters Tea Party. Daily until Thursday, May 29. Tickets: Charges apply. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Sherlock’s Anniversary: Explore the sandpit dig, caterpillar maze, tree faces and dens in the garden. Plus falconry, priceless furniture, special events and lots of mysteries Tues–Fri, 2pm–5pm, May to September. Birds of prey fly at 3.30pm weather permitting. Tickets: Adults: £7.75, Concessions: £6.75, Children age 5-12, £4.95. Leighton Hall, Carnforth, near, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 734474.

New Season at Hoghton Tower: The house will be open to the public for guided tours with our refurbished tea room open for a coffee or lunch. Sunday to Thursday, 11am-5pm, until Tuesday, September 30. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton. Tel: 01254 852986.


Half Term Wednesday Groom a Pony Day: Groom a pony sessions, Bouncy Castle, Face painting, Games and Competitions. Try the food from the BBQ or visit the Coffee Shop for a treat. 11am-4pm. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Reptile Rescue: Interactive session with a variety of reptilian friends with rescue success stories. Free session. 10am. Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Clubs / Societies


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.

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.