What’s on...

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FIND out what’s going on in St Helens clubs and organisations.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18: The next meeting of the St Helens National Trust will be held in St Helens College’s lecture theatre. The speaker will be Alan Hayhurst on ‘600 miles down the Nile’. Admission costs £1.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18: Bestselling crime author Stephen Booth visits Chester Lane Library, Four Acre Lane, St Helens, to talk about his writing career. Admission to the event, which starts at 7pm, is free but visitors must book in advance by call 01744 677446 or emailing karenthornburn@sthelens.gov.uk

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22: A series of pirare-themed events take place in Church Square, St Helens, between 11am and 4pm throughout the half-term week. There will be puppet shows, funfair rides, balloon modelling, face painting, and arts and crafts workshop.

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.

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.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8: The last meeting of the year for the Newton-le-Willows Gardeners’ Association will be held at 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.

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.