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CHURCH CONCERT: Durham Constabulary male Voice Choir will perform at St Clare’s Church, Newton Aycliffe, on Saturday November 24, 6.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door and include a wine and cheese supper, in aid of church funds.
CONSERVATION CONVERSATION: Historic building conservation expert Martin Roberts will give a talk on the decline of Weardale’s great Elizabethan houses to the Tudhoe and Spennymoor Local History Society at St David’s Church Hall in Tudhoe at 7.30pm on Monday, November 26.
CHRISTMAS FAIR: West Lodge Care Home in Billy Row will hold a Christmas fair featuring los of festive activities on Saturday (NOV 24) starting at 2pm. Entry will be free.
SNOW PARTY: A party featuring crafts, snow activities, Father Christmas, 10 foot tall reindeer and fairground rides will be held on Sedgefield Village Green from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, December 1. The village’s Christmas lights will be switched on at 4.30pm with a Carol concert in St Edmund’s Church starting at 4.45pm.
COFFEE MORNING: Chilton Primary School will hold a coffee morning in their refurbished dining hall between 10am and noon on Saturday (NOV 24) in aid of Muscular Dystrophy. There will be refreshments, a raffle, tombola and seaside bingo with bottle tops.
CHORAL CONCERT: The Bishop Auckland Choral Society will perform a Christmas carol’s concert at Bishop Auckland Town Hall at 7.30pm on Friday, December 14. Forte, the youth choir from St John’s Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre will also perform. Tickets cost £7 for adults, £5 concessions and £3 for children from 01388-834359 or 01388-747621 or on the door.
LADIES NIGHT: A cabaret night for ladies featuring Fifi La True and Sharky will be held at Bishop Auckland Masonic hall on Friday, November 30, at 7.30pm in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Tickets cost £5 in advance from showtimeuk.com or £6 on the door.
FESTIVE PARTY: Bishop Auckland Rugby Club will host a Christmas party on Sunday, December 23, for children under 12 between noon and 3pm and youngsters aged 13 and over from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. For the younger party parents are asked to provide a wrapped present for Father Christmas to give to their child. Tickets cost £4 from Nicola Gallone on 07816-925021.
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE: St Bartholomew's Church in Thornley, near Tow Law, will hold a Christingle Service on Sunday, December 2, at 5pm with oranges decorated with candles and sweets for each child that attends. Donations will be taken for the Children’s Society. A Carol service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, December 19, followed by a candle lit singing procession through the village ending in the village hall with mulled wine and mince pieces. Roger Kelly will play the organ on both occasions.
PARTNERSHIP MEETING: The Three Towns Partnership Board will meet at 6pm at Crook Civic Centre on Thursday, November 29, when there will be a presentation from Peter Chaffer, Chief Executive of Dale and Valley Homes on Welfare Reform. Register attendance by calling 03000-267539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOEBOXES SENT: The Wear Valley Christian Centre in Bishop Auckland has collected and sent 237 shoeboxes filled with gifts to impoverished or orphaned children in Eastern Europe.
CHOIR PERFORMANCE: The Crook and Weardale Choral Society will perform with children form Hunwick Primary School at St Paul’s Church in Hunwick at 7.30pm on Tuesday, December 4. Tickets costing £3 including refreshments are available from 01388-604456.
DICKENSIAN FAIR: A Dickensian Christmas fair will be held in the Parish Centre behind St Helen Auckland Church between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday, December 2, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. There will be a variety of stalls selling homemade produce and running games.
BUSY BABIES: An activity session for children aged up to 12 months is held every Thursday at Crook Children’s Centre from 1pm to 2.30pm run by Sure Start. Call 01388-767666 for more information.
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