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Chance to explore the final days of summer
3:16pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
DARLINGTON is the place to be this summer to get out and active with the kids and explore the great outdoors. In conjunction with Sport England and Darlington Borough Council, Xplorer (correct) events will be taking place throughout the school holidays. Xplorer is a fun family challenge aimed at primary and pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and guardians. It is an outdoor navigational challenge for the whole family to enjoy and involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making. Using a simple map of the park the aim is to find the points marked on the map and write down the name of the secret animal or colour you find on the marker. No experience of map reading is necessary, and Xplorer is perfect for children as they can run around in a safe and friendly environment and will have a great adventure searching for the secret markers. For more information, visit xplorer.org.uk
ORGAN RECITAL: An organ recital will be held at the parish church of St James the Great, in Albert Hill, Darlington, on Thursday, August 29. The event is being planned to mark the 20th anniversary of the church’s Copeman Hart organ. Matthew Atherton, director of music at Aysgarth School, will be performing. Tickets cost £5 with drinks and nibbles afterwards. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling 07770-617-273.
OPEN DAYS: Billed as the UK’s first zero-carbon retirement development, the Waterside project at Middleton Hall, near Darlington, will hold a series of open days beginning later this month. The first ones will be held on August 31 and September 1, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, visit middletonhallretirementvillage.co.uk or call 01325-332207.
GOOD DEEDS: Staff from Cummins, which is part of employer-led volunteering project Darlington cares, will be carrying out bike repairs at the Bike Stop shop, in Skinnergate, on Wednesday. They will then carry out maintenance at Rockwell nature reserve in the afternoon.
ROTARY CLUB: Ken Wiper, senior vice president of Darlington Rotary Club, presented a banner to club president Ken Young, which he had received from John Sutherland, district governor of Lions clubs in Scotland and North-East England, at a recent meeting. Rotarians recently acted as race marshals for the popular Darlington 10k race and are planning to repeat the trick for the forthcoming Duck Race, in South Park, on Saturday (August 25).
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