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St Helens Town Hall opens its doors for a wartime-themed Grand Tea Dance
St Helens Town Hall opens its doors for a wartime-themed Grand Tea Dance

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25: Step Outside/Inside will be holding a Halloween-themed party session between 1pm and 3pm at Central Link Childrens Centre, Peter Street, for children aged up to five. Admission costs £1 per family and includes refreshments. Call 07554 028472 for more details.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25: The Sankey Canal Restoration Society meets at the Friends Meeting House, Church Street, St Helens, for an illustrated talk Bob Roach on ‘The Widnes chemical industry’. Admission is free.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26: An evening with the stars will be held in Sherdley Park, St Helens. The event, at the Ranger Base (opposite Pets Corner), will start at 7pm and end at 9pm. Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society will be displaying several telescopes for viewing the Moon, Jupiter and other objects in the night sky, if clear. There will also be an illustrated talk on astronomy. The event is free.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27: The Helen Marie Friends charity holds a coffee morning at Rainford Parish Hall from 10am. Admission costs 50p and all proceeds will go together the charity’s work with poorly children.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30: Sherdley Park takes on a spooky new look later this month when St Helens Council rangers take the wraps of this year’s Fright Night spectacular. The event runs from 5.40pm to 9pm and features stalls, disco, fancy dress and lantern competitions (7pm start).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (pictured left): St Helens Town Hall opens its doors for a wartime-themed Grand Tea Dance. Doors open at 1pm for a 2pm start. Tickets cost £3 include refreshments and are available either on the door or by telephoning

01744 675492.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8: The last meeting of the year for the Newton-le-Willows Gardeners’ Association will be held at the Newton Sport and Cricket Club from 7.30pm. The speaker will be Jacqueline Iddon who will be giving a demonstration about Christmas From the Garden, showing how you can make a selection of decorations from your garden. There will be a raffle, all are welcome to attend, whether members of the Association or not and there is no admission charge.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12: Queen’s Park Local History Group meet on the second Monday of the month in the lounge of the Sprayhurst Social Club, Boundary Road, from 7pm. The speaker will be Tom Preston on ‘theatre in St Helens’.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14: St Helens CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) is holding its monthly members meeting at the Woodlands, Woodlands Road, Haresfinch starting at 8pm.

All members and prospective members are welcome.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16: The Helen Marie Friends will hold a barn dance featuring the Peachers Country Dance Band at Birchley St Mary’s, Trent Road, Billinge. The bash starts at 7.30pm and tickets priced £8 include hot pot and apple pie are available from 01744 734155 or 0772 4995298. Hoe Down dress welcome!

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Peter Street Community Centre hold an over 50s keep fit class from 10am.