What’s on in Cheshire

Friday 10th March

There will be a Quiz at the War Memorial Hall, Duddon, starting at 8.15pm, entry is £2.50 and there will be a bar and raffle. All proceeds will go towards the running costs of the Hall.

Friday 10th March

Huxley Film Night, 7.30pm at Huxley Village Hall: “I, Daniel Blake”. Entrance £5. Wine, beer, tea, coffee and ice cream on sale. Information 01829 781294 or 781573.


Sunday 12th March

Tattenhall Music Society return to St Alban’s Church, Tattenhall, 6.30pm, when two talented students of the RNCM, German Martinez Merino, clarinet, and Andres Yauri Andoquia, bassoon, will be accompanied by the accomplished pianist, Benjamin Powell.  Tickets are £10 for non-members and £8 for members and are available from Tattenhall News and Tattenhall Post Office or you can just pay at the door. It is the last concert of this season but put June 18th into your diaries as it will be the Ken Griffin Flute Prize which remembers Ken as the founding member of Tattenhall Music Society with a competition for flautists from the RNCM. If you require any further information contact Anne McGrath 01829 770932

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Saturday 18th March

Auction and Jumble Sale in aid of Clatterbridge Cancer Research, Kelsall Branch at Kelsall Community Centre 1pm, Auction 2pm.  Donations accepted from 9.30am on day of sale.


Saturday 25th March
Huxley Jumble Sale, 2pm at Huxley Village Hall. Entrance 50p. Donations of jumble to village hall Friday 24th March 4-7pm. Information 01829 781294 or 781573


Saturday 25th March

Easter Bunny Run at Blakemere Village, Sandiway, from 12noon. Registrations are now open for the Neuromuscular Centre’s annual event. Entry includes flashing bunny ears to take part in, and a goody bag full of chocolate upon completion.  This is a family friendly 3k or 5k fun run suitable for all ages, and the ability to run is not necessary! Along the route will be 100 hidden paper eggs. Bring them back to the finish line in return for real chocolate eggs! Dogs, pushchairs and wheelchairs also welcome. To register, call 01606 861733 for a sponsor form to be sent to you, or visit www.nmcentre.com. There is no minimum sponsorship required to take part.


Tarporley WI
When was the last time you had a really good laugh? No, I mean a REALLY good laugh! This month, we are very excited to be welcoming Veerji Hasyananda, who will guide us through a workshop aimed at therapy through laughter. ‘Laughter makes you happy.  But you don’t have to be happy to laugh!’. Come and join us on Wednesday 1st March, at 7:30pm in the Done Room behind St. Helen’s Church. Find out more by visiting our website: www.TarporleyWI.org, or find us on Facebook: Tarporley Women’s Institute. Bring a friend, the first meeting is free!  £5 for non-members.  Bring a torch as it’s dark!


Peckforton and Beeston WI

The speaker was Frank Forrest who, with the help of many everyday items, told us about the enormous influence a relatively small number of people have had on our knowledge and naming of plants.  They started with the conquistadors who brought tomatoes back from South America around 500 years ago.  Originally all plant names were in latin but later they were more descriptive and often included its colour and part of the finder’s family name.  Occasionally wealthy people teamed up with explorers on their travels, for example Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook around the world and discovered many of our plants.  Other plant finders were Bulley, Forrest, Hooker, Douglas Dr Ward, and the Lobb brothers.  These people went through extreme hardship on their travels and their legacy is the plants we have in our gardens today. Our March speaker has changed and will now be Denise Woodward who is a lawyer and her talk is entitled ‘Sex, Lies & the 9-5 – a day in the life of a divorce lawyer’ in April we will be having a pottery demonstration by Annette and John Christophers.   Visitors are always welcome. Margaret Ellis 01829 261898.
Kelsall WI

Our next meeting is on March 1st when we look forward to being amazed and astonished by professional North West magician, Peter Turner. The following meeting is on 5th April when local author Rina Tillinger, an American by birth but a long time resident of this country, will be speaking about the amusing differences between America and Britain. Both meetings will be held in Kelsall Methodist Hall starting at 7.30pm. We welcome visitors and new members and details of all our meetings and events can be found on our website www.kelsallwi.org.uk

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There will be an open event at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall on 16th March 2-4pm. All welcome. Call Pam Redfern on 01829 770118 for more info


Tarporley and District U3A

The next meeting on Thursday 23rd March will be in Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 10am. Refreshments. Speaker 10:30 – 12noon. Speaker:  Fred Jones: Experiences of a Toastmaster.


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 7th March, 7.30pm, Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49). Give your meals some zing by adding a few herbs! Mr Malcolm Dickson from Hooksgreen Herbs will tell us all about “Growing and Showing Herbs”, and will bring some along for sale at the meeting. Entry £1.50 (members), £3 (visitors), including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.


Tattenhall Gardening Society
The March meeting of the Society will be held on Wednesday 8th, at 7.45pm in the Barbour Institute. Martin Page, recently Chair of the Peony Society, will be talking about Peonies.
Non-members always welcome, paying £3 at the door. Further details about the Gardening Society are available from Jen Benfield on 01829 770692. Early warning of the Annual Plant Sale – this year to be held on Saturday (morning) 13th May. Further details nearer the time.