What’s on in St Helens

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Find out what’s happening in your local club or organisation.

Friday, March 14

Arts in Prescot is staging The Home Front, commemorating the centenary of the First World War. The show is between 7pm and 8.30pm at St Paul’s Church, Bryer Road, Prescot, and includes wartime sketches and singing. Tickets priced £6 from prescotfestival@gmail.com or 07762607618.

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.

Monday, March 17

The St Helens National Rheumatoid Arthristis group meets at St Helens Town Hall from 6.30pm. There will be a free car park at the back (take the first right off Birchley Street) and disabled access via lift (left of main stairs).

* St Historical Society next meet at the Friends Meeting House in Church Street. Edward Kemp, the Victorian landscape gardener, is the subject of an illustrated talk to the society.

Tuesday, March 18

The Autism and Asperger Union will be holding an open meeting between 6.30pm to 9pm at the Drop-in Lounge, Millennium House, in Bickerstaffe Street, St Helens. The meeting’s purpose is to expand and strengthen the committee and discuss the groups new project. Contact the group’s chairman David O’Keefe on 07972390189 if you wish to attend and reserve a place.

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.

Thursday, March 20

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain meet at the Pied Bull Hotel in High Street, Newton, from 7.30pm, The speaker is Dr Michael Bailey on ‘The Manchester Ship Canal Railway’.

Thursday, March 27

The next meeting of the year for the Newton-le-Willows Gardeners Association will be held from 7.30pm at the Newton Sports and Cricket) Club on Crow Lane East. The speaker will be Ken Green who will give a talk entitled: Gardening for Wildlife. There will also be a raffle, plants for sale and all are welcome to attend, whether members of the association or not. There is no admission charge.

* The Scoutaround Gang Show will be staged at the Theatre Royal St Helens from 7pm. Brilliant entertainment from local children. Tickets priced £8 each from Mrs Tickle on 07742383176. The show will also be staged on March 28 and 29

Friday, March 28

Fashion show and ladies clothing sale will start at 7pm in Haydock Conservative Club. No children under 14. Cash or cards only. Tickets from Legh Vale school office, the club, or call 07954139821.

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.

Saturday, April 5

An Easter bingo evening will be held at Blackbrook scout hut, Ashurst Drive, from 7pm. There will also be a raffle, tombola and refreshments.

Every Tuesday

Who do you think your ancestors were? Get help uncovering your past at St Helens Townships Family History Society meeting between 3.45pm. and 6.45pm in the local history and archives room at St Helens Central Library.