MARCH 14: Chadderton Floral Art Society meet at Trinity Methodist Church, Royton at 7pm for a professional flower arranging demonstration. All are welcome, £5 entrance for non members, refreshments available.

MARCH 16: Dobcross Band Club, Platt Lane, Dobcross, 10.30am, Elderberries Coffee Morning. Admission £2, including refreshments. Everyone welcome, not just Elderberries.

MARCH 16: Patchwork Parade’s 7th Annual Patchwork Quilting and Craft Fair, Queen Elizabeth Hall West Street Oldham, 10.30am to 3.30pm. There will be a large exhibition of Quilts cushions and wall hangings, fabric dolls and machine embroidery all done in classes at Patchwork Parade in Chadderton. Admissions £3 with free admission for under 16s and carers. Traders, refreshments and charity tombola. Disabled access. Further details from Phil Langford on or ring 0161 633 5900.

MARCH 16: Victoria Hotel, Hollinswood Avenue, Chadderton, MSA Trust and MS Society, Mandarin Masquerade Charity Ball, 7pm. A glamorous evening with fine dining, live entertainment and the opportunity to make a real difference. Featuring close up magician Ian Lavin, vocalist/DJ/compere Ollie Mulkeen. Tickets £60 per head. Contact Bev Wrigley on 07470 266056 or email

MARCH 17: Civic Hall, Uppermill, Flea Market, 10am-3pm. Stalls available on 0161 627 3798. All proceeds to Saddleworth Parish Council’s chairman’s charity.

MARCH 17: Messy Church, St Mark's Church Hall, Perth Street, Heyside, from 3pm to 5pm. Church as you have not known it before. Craft activities, games, food, fun, fellowship and friends. A light tea will be provided for all children, parents/guardians. No entry fee, but donations towards costs welcome.

MARCH 20: Springhead Liberal Club, Oldham Road, Springhead, Lunch at the Libs, noon to 2pm.

£3.75 for choice of hot food, cakes, tea or coffee. Raffle and Stand up Bingo. On behalf of “Care for Kids” and Oldham Branch of the MS Society.

MARCH 23: Salvation Army, Rounthorn Road, Oldham, Spring Fayre, 11am to 2pm. Cakes gifts, jewellery, cafe etc. Entry is free. All are welcome.

MARCH 26: Springhead Liberal Club, Oldham Road, Springhead, “It’s Not Rocket Science”, general knowledge quiz in aid of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice and the Oldham branch of the MS Society.

MARCH 30: Trinity Methodist Church, Radcliffe Street, Royton, Coffee Morning, 10am to noon. Stalls include home bake, tombola, knitwear, Easter goods, raffle and refreshments. Call 0161 624 9984 for more information or visit

MARCH 12: Friezland Church Hall, in Church Road, Saddleworth Floral Art Society’s annual meeting takes place at 6.30pm followed a floral demonstration at 7.30pm by Janine Gray of Huddersfield entitled Fads, Fashion Classic. Admission costs £6 including refreshments.

APRIL 9: Friezland Church Hall, Saddleworth Floral Art Society hosts a floral demonstration by Mark Entwistle of Sandbach entitled Art for Art’s Sake. All are welcome. Admission is £6, including refreshments.