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Retired teachers meeting
RETIRED TEACHERS: The Darlington Retired Teachers group will hold its first meeting of the autumn term on Wednesday, September 11. Award-winning fudge maker Loopy Lisa will host demonstrations and sell her handmade goods. The meeting begins at 2pm in The Harroway Room at Elm Ridge Methodist Church. New members and visitors are welcome. Call 01325-353367 for more information.
GUIDED WALK: The Darlington and Teesdale Naturalists’ Field Club will host a guided walk on Sunday September 15. The two-mile walk will explore the Rockwell pastures and the Skerne restoration. Walkers should meet at 10am at the College Playing Fields, Abbey Road. For more information, contact co-ordinator John Turner on 01325-377881.
CHILDREN'S FILM: The 1996 film adaptation of classic Roald Dahl tale James and the Giant Peach will be shown by the Darlington Film Club on Monday, September 16. The showing will begin at 5.30pm at The Forum on Borough Road. Tickets are £1.50 and include free popcorn.
DANCE FESTIVAL: More than 200 people from dance schools, community groups and local schools will come together in a celebration of dance at Darlington’s Civic Theatre on Monday, September 16. The performance will begin at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and £4 for concessions. To book, call 01325-486555.
MIND AGM: Mental health charity MIND will hold its Darlington AGM at St Hilda’s House on Borough Road on Tuesday, September 10 from 6.15pm. The meeting will be attended by the town’s mayor, Councillor Charles Johnson.
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: The Heighington branch of the WI will hold a coffee morning at the village hall on Saturday, September 21. The event will take place from 10am until 12pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the Heighington quilt, made in 1935.
LITTER PICK: The Heighington Parish Litter Group will resume their regular litter picking sessions on Saturday, September 14. Anyone wishing to help clean up the village can meet the group at 10am at Heighington Village Hall, 2 Main Road, Redworth or at the Old Farm Cottage in School Aycliffe. Gloves, pick up sticks, bin bags and high-visibility tabards will be supplied. Refreshments will be served afterwards, from 12pm Heighington Village Hall.
BELFRY VISITS: As part of a heritage weekend, bell-ringers will be on hand to give demonstrations and show visitors around the belfry of Darlington’s St Cuthbert’s Church on Sunday, September 15 from 2pm until 4pm.
MAYORAL CONCERT: Darlington’s mayor, Councillor Charles Johnson, will host an evening of choral music at St Cuthbert’s Church on Friday, September 20. The concert will feature the Richardson Singers, the Sans Pareil Singers and the Meltones. Tickets are £6 in advance or £7 on the door.
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