JULY 13: Oldham Parish Church, coffee morning, 9.30am to 1pm.Various stalls including brac a bric and book stall. Light snacks served. Tours of the crypt on the half hour. Everyone welcome.

JULY 14: St Paul's Church, Church Street, Royton, Oldham Symphony Orchestra's next concert "A Night at The Vienna Opera", 7.30pm. Joint venture with The Oldham Choir. Programme features Oldham-born opera singer Nicola Mills and includes a selection of arias, choruses and overtures. Tickets are £12 full, £8 concessions and £3 under 16s, payable on the door. Raffle and light refreshments will be available.

JULY 16: Royton Townswomen's Guild monthly meeting, Thornham St James Parish Hall, Thornham Lane, Thornham, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. £2 for members £3 for visitors. Guest speaker will be Judith Walmsley "Working with the Homeless". For information about the Guild contact Barbara Mickelthwaite on 01706 841759.

JULY 17: Springhead Liberal Club, "Lunch at the Libs", noon to 2pm, £3.75, for choice of hot food, cakes, tea or coffe, raffle and stand-up bingo, in aid of Dr Kershaw's and Oldham branch of the MS Society.

JULY 20: Women of Oldham "Strawberry Sparkle" event at The Pavilion in Station Road, Grotton from 2pm to 4pm. The event includes a talk by Anne Ashton on "medical, magic and mystery". Tickets cost £8 available from Janet Larton on 0161 652 8878 with money raised going to the charity Inspire Women.

JULY 23: Springhead Liberal Club, "Its not Rocket Science" General Knowledge Quiz, 8.30pm,£3 per person including raffle and stand-up bingo. On behalf of Dr Kershaw's and Oldham branch of the MS Society.

JULY27: The Old Bell Inn Annual Gin Fair, Huddersfield road, Delph, 12noon to 5pm, after party 5.30pm until lage. Tickets include a G&T on arrival, glass to keep, entry into the prize draw, distillers room and gin masterclass. Barbecue, live music and DJ and outdoor bars, £15 per ticket. Call 01457 870130 for visit info@theoldbellinn.co.uk