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Wednesday, September 11

St Helens’ University of the Third Age will be staging an information day at Langtree Park between 10.15am and 12.3pm. A range of organisations, including Citizens Advice and Helena Housing, will be present. There will be a chance to sample some of the U3A’s groups, which cover a magnitude of diverse subjects, including badminton, tennis, singing, scrabble and science.

Saturday, September 14-15

The Smithy Heritage Centre will be transported back to World World Two, with an outdoor assault course and the chance to experience life in the 1940s.

lImpressionist Joe Longthorne performs at the St Helens Theatre Royal. For information call 01744 756000.

Monday, September 16

The St Helens Historical Society’s new season opens at 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House in Church Street where Mark Olly will discussing the Knights Templar.

Tuesday, September 17

Breathe Easy, a support group for people with lung conditions, meets between 1pm and 3pm at the Lounge, Wesley Methodist Church, Corporation Street, St Helens. More details from 0151 224 7778.

Thursday, September 19

The next meeting of the St Helens National Trust Centre will be held at St Thomas’ Church in Westfield Street from 2.30pm. The speaker will be Ken Pye on ‘Cruising down the river’. Admission is £1.

Friday, September 20

Local favourites The Swampstompers will be raising the roof at The Sportsmans Inn in Duke Street, St Helens. Barry Dooley (guitar vocals), John Kelly (drums) Paul O’Neil (bass) and Eric Burke (vocals, harmonica) will be serving up an electrifying mix of hard driving rock and blues.

Saturday, September 21

Newton-le-Willows Gardeners’ Association will be holding its annual Grand Flower and Vegetable Show at Penkford School, Wharf Road, off Common Road, Newton, between 2pm and 4.15pm. There will be competitive classes for flowers, pot plants, vegetables, fruit, photography, art, cookery chutney, jellies and jam as well as plant stalls, sale of spring bulbs, book stall, tombola, and raffle. Refreshments also available. Admission is free. To enter the show as an exhibitor call Chantelle Seaborn, the show secretary, on 07415 942418 or email, chantelleseaborn@gmail.com.

lThe Rainford Village Show will be held between 1.30pm and 4.30pm at Rainford Village Hall, Church Road, Rainford. Schedules available from Rainford Library or the show’s website www.rainfordshow.co.uk or by calling the show secretary on 01744 883148.

Wednesday, September 25

The next meeting of the St Helens Group of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society will be between 6.30pm and 8pm at St Helens Town Hall.

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.