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What's On in the Staffordshire Moorlands - week commencing March 26, 2014

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 26, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Wednesday March 26

Fund-raising Day 10am at B&M Store, Newcastle Road, Leek. To celebrate Epilepsy Action's Purple Day. To include a raffle, cake stall, name the teddy game and face-painting.

Charity Meal 7pm for 7.30pm at The Laurel Inn, Smithfield Centre, Leek. Hosted by Leek Town Mayor John Fisher. Tickets: £15 available from Leek Town Council's office in Stockwell Street.

Thursday March 27

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Gardening With Zan 9.30am-11.30am at Haregate Community Centre, Leek. Details: 01538528708.

Elite Sessions 10am-12noon at Haregate Community Centre, Leek. Arts and Crafts (£5) plus a separate session at the same time of Cookery (£7). Every Thursday. Details: 01782 565723 or info@elitestaffordshire.co.uk.

Cook and Book 11.30am-12.15pm at Cheadle Library, High Street, Cheadle. Cooking activity for two to four year olds, linked to a story. Also at Blythe Bridge Library from 9.30am-10.15am. To book a place call 07909 447399.

Illustrated Talk 7.30pm at St Luke's Church, Fountain Street, Leek. The Brindley Mill Preservation Trust will present a talk entitled 'James Brindley: the man and the myth' led by Peter lead. Free admission and open to all. To be followed by the trust's AGM.

Friday March 28

Drama Session 10am-12noon at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Hosted by Elite. Cost £5. Every Friday. Details: 01782 565723 or info@elitestaffordshire.co.uk.

Start Two 9.30am-midday at Cheadle Library, High Street, Cheadle. With job centre staff adviser. Advice for job seekers, people starting up new businesses, training and using online services. Details: 01538 483864.

Age UK Leek Men's Group 1.30pm-3.30pm at Haregate Community Centre, Leek. A social activity group with lively chat about a topic of interest. Tea, coffee and biscuits. Cost: £2 each. Details: 01782 286209.

Children's Reading Group 3.45pm-4.45pm at Werrington Library. Talk about books, discover new books and authors and take part in activities and crafts. Refreshments provided. Free event. Details: 01782 302706.

Dog Training 7pm at Leek Town Football Club, Macclesfield Road, Leek. Special ring craft evening to give dog owners the chance to teach their canine friends about showing in a show ring. Suitable for beginners and experienced handlers. Details: 01538 703568 or www.churnetvalleydogtraining.co.uk.

Kingfisher Country Music Club 7.30pm at The Central Club, Market Street, Leek. Featuring Donna Wylde. Admission £5. Details: 07813 264165.

Moroccan Night 7pm-10pm at Indulgence Coffee Lounge, 1 Lion Buildings, Market Place, Uttoxeter. Enjoy Moroccan cuisine with Moorish, Mediterranean and Arabic influences. Details and bookings: 01889 568064 or www.indulgence-experience.co.uk

Ghost Walk 7.30pm meeting at the Nicholson War Memorial, Derby Street, Leek. A guided walk led by local historian Bill Cawley. Cost £4 adults and £2 children. Details: 01538 382563 or email williamcawley55@btinternet.com

Live Music 9pm at Alton Castle pub, Cheadle. With singer Warren James. Plus on Sunday there will be a Games Night from 7.30pm. Details: 07970 015828.

Saturday March 29

Monthly Bric-a-Brac Sale 10am-midday at the Conservative Club, Cheadle. Bargains galore including jewellery, pottery, glassware, bedding, clothing, books, toiletries, and more. Free admission and all welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits available. All proceeds to help the waifs and strays in the care of Cheadle Animal Welfare Society.

Playgroup Spring Fair 1pm-4pm at St Andrew's Church, Ostlers Lane, Cheddleton. Lots of stalls including cakes, Mother's Day gifts, Fairtrade tea and coffee. A warm welcome to all.

Choral Concert 7.30pm at St Mary's Parish Church, Uttoxeter. Spring Concert presented by Uttoxeter Choral Society. Tickets £10 (free for under 16s) available by calling 01889 560130. Details: www.uttoxeterchoralsociety.co.uk.

Live Music The Royal Oak in Alton. Featuring The Elevators, aka Den Coultas on guitar and vocals and Carl Damiano on keyboards and vocals.

Barn Dance 7.30pm-11.30pm at Longsdon Memorial Hall, Main Road, Longsdon, near Leek. Take your own drink and nibbles. Tickets: £5. Details: 01538 399458 or 01538 383434.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at The Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. With popular duo The Crowd. Plus on Sunday with female vocalist Lotti T'Vay. Free admission and all welcome.

Artist & Designer Fair 10am-4.30pm at Pavilion Gardens, Octagon Hall, Buxton. Free event showcasing the very best of art, furniture, ceramics, silverware, glassware, jewellery, textiles, photography and other designer led products from across the region and beyond. Also on Sunday. Details: 01298 23114 or www.paviliongardens.co.uk.

Live Music 9pm at The Old Star, Uttoxeter. Featuring rock band Snakebite.

Choir Concert Alton Village Hall. Featuring the Churnet Valley Male Voice Choir and the Uttoxeter Town Brass Band. Tickets: 01538 703135.

Live Music 7.30pm at Swythamley Centre. With singer and songwriter Reg Meuross. Tickets: 07597 710330.

Sunday March 30

Car Boot 8am-1.30pm at Cattle Market, off Junction Road, Leek. Every Sunday throughout the year. Pitches on hard standing. Details: 07967 100297.

Mother's Day Services 8am at St Paul's Church, Novi Lane, Leek. With Holy Communion. Plus at 11am with Family Service to include activities for children and followed by refreshments. Plus at St Luke's Church in Fountain Street, Leek: Holy Communion at 9.30am and All Age Family Service at 11.15am which will both be followed by refreshments. Details: 01538 373306.

Marchington Music Club 5pm-7.30pm at The Dog & Partridge, Church Lane, Marchington, near Uttoxeter. This week featuring acoustic act The Sons. Details: 01283 820394 or www.dogandpartridge.co.uk.

Monday March 31

History Live 8pm at Meerbrook Village Hall, near Leek.

Supper and Film Show 7.30pm at St Matthew's Church in Meerbrook. Film focusing on Club Day. Tickets: £7 adults and £3 children. Details: 01538 300543.

Police Surgery 5pm-6pm at Werrington Library in Ashbank Road. Residents are invited to go along and discuss issues that matter to them and the community with local officers.

Embrace Disco 7pm-9pm at Milward Hall, Salisbury Street, Leek. An all inclusive disco where people living with disabilities are welcome. Admission: £2 (free for carers). Light refreshments available. Full disabled facilities and ramped access. All ages and all abilities welcome. Every Monday.

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