What’s On

Pete Waterman opens the Rainhill Model Railway Club's new club rooms at The North West Museum of Road Transport in St Helens
Pete Waterman opens the Rainhill Model Railway Club's new club rooms at The North West Museum of Road Transport in St Helens

Find out what’s going on in your club or organisation.

Thursday, February 27

Newton-le-Willows Gardeners Association meets at Newton Sports and Cricket Club, starting at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Matthew Smith from Brighter Blooms, who will give a talk about summer and autumn flowering bulbs.

l Sankey Canal Restoration Society will hold its next meeting at St Patrick’s Church Centre, Marian Avenue, Earlestown, starting at 7.30pm. The guest speaker will be Graham Dodd on ‘the Shropshire Union Canals’. Admission is free.

Friday, February 28

Park Farm Adult Children and Young People (ACYP) Centre is launching a new cake decorating course. The course takes place between 10am and noon. For more information contact Sue Mills, centre coordinator, on 01744 754367 or email acypcentre@yahoo.com.

Saturday, March 1

The Helen Marie Friends charity holds a coffee morning at Rainford Parish Hall. Admission costs 50p and there will be a cake stall, tombola and raffle.

l Scores of model railway enthusiasts are expected to descend on Rainhill this weekend for the annual Rainhill Model Railway exhibition at Rainhill Village Hall on Weaver Avenue from 10am to 5pm and 10am to 4.30pm on Sunday. Admission prices are £4 for adults, £3.50 for children/concessions or £11 for families of two adults and two children. There will also be a free vintage bus service courtesy of the North West Museum of Road Transport.

Saturday, March 8

Whiston mayor David Williams is hosting an evening with the Nearly Tuneful Company at Whiston Town Hall. Tickets priced £5, with proceeds going to local charities. Doors open at 7.30pm. More details from 0151 430 7200 or 07805028581.

Monday, March 10

Queen’s Park Local History Group will meet at Sprayhurst Social Club in Boundary Road starting at 7pm. Sue Gerrard speaking about ‘Life of a local reporter’. More details from 0778 6647931.

Tuesday, March 11

The Rainford Roots project’s next event will be a finds workshop at Rainford Library, starting at 1.30pm. Come down and have a chat with the team and handle some of the artefacts from the village.

This is also an opportunity to learn more about the post-excavation process and how to label objects and to take impressions from clay pipes.

This event is free and suitable for all ages.

Saturday, March 16

Rainhill Village Hall is hosting a concert to raise funds. Starting at 7.30pm, the bash will include performances by the Garrick Society, Hi-Notes Choir, The Nearly Tuneful Company, Rainhill Musical Theatre Co and the WI Drama group. Tickets priced £5.50 for Adults and £3 for under 12s are available by ringing Maria on 0151 426 2649.)

Wednesday, March 19-22

Rainford Amateur Dramatics Society present The Haunting of Hill House, a suspense drama by Shirley Jackson. Tickets priced £7 from Myra on 01744 883350.

Wednesday, April 2

The St Helens Choir Festival will take place at 7pm at St Helens Parish Church with 13 choirs from all over St Helens taking part, raising money for Willowbrook Hospice.