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THURSDAY, APRIL 25: The Sankey Canal Restoration Society (SCARS) next meet at St Patrick’s Parish Centre in Marian Road, Earlestown, from 7.30pm. There will be an illustrated talk by Peter Bolt on civil engineer Thomas Brassey, who was responsible for building much of the country’s rail network in the 19th century.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25: The next meeting of Newton-le-Willows Gardeners’ Association will be held at Newton Sports and Cricket Club from 7.30pm. The speaker will be Tim Moorhouse (The Greenman Herbalist, previously seen on BBC Countryfile) who will give a talk about herbal home remedies. Admission is free.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26: Prescot Festival’s Variety Night and Quiz is held between 7pm and 9pm at Prescot Parish Meeting Room, Church Street, Prescot. Tickets £5 including cheese and wine are available in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org and on the door.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27: The Rainford Show committee is holding a coffee morning in the Rainford Parish Hall, Church Road, Rainford, between 10 and noon. There will be a wide variety of summer bedding plants available. Admission, including tea/coffee and biscuits, costs 50p.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30 - Easystreet Big Band will be performing at the Black Bull public house on Knowsley Road. The band play swing and big band favourites and are complimented by the Easystreet vocalists Kim Birkett and Phil Heyes. Music starts 8.30pm.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 - The next meeting of the St Helens and District Group of Diabetes UK will be at 7.30pm in The United Reformed Church, Ormskirk Street, St Helens. The speaker will be Steve Roberts who will be talking on the subject of: ‘How your Pharmacist can help you’.
MONDAY, MAY 6 - The next meeting of the Queens Park Local History Group is a site visit to the Friends Meeting House with a talk from Mary Prestland on the building, which is believed to be the oldest in St Helens. The group will meet the Friends Meeting House from 7pm.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8: The next meeting of St Helens CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) is to be held at the Bird ith Hand starting at 8pm. All members and prosective members are invited to attend.
EVERY MONDAY: Haydock Judo Club meets every Monday at the CB club in Haydock between 5pm and 6pm for five to seven-year-olds; and the following hour for eight to 10-year-olds.
EVERY WEDNESDAY: St Helens Phoenix Club for the divorced, separated and widowed meet for sequence dancing every Wednesday between 8pm and 11pm at Haydock Conservative Club in Bellerophon Way off Church Road.