AUGUST 28: Age UK Oldham, George Street Chapel, Oldham, Summertime Children’s Afternoon Tea. Menu includes tuna sandwich, cheese sandwich, ham and salad wrap, red pepper, carrot and cucumber crudites, chocolate brownie, rainbow fruit kebab, meringue nest with chocolate buttercream, strawberry or chocolate milkshake. Adult option £5, includes vegetable soup, bread roll and butter, slice of cake and cup of tea or coffee.

SEPTEMBER 7: Union Street United Reformed Church, Oldham, cake and coffee morning, 10.30am to noon. All welcome

SEPTEMBER 10: Friezland Church Hall, Greenfield, Saddleworth Floral Art Society, 7.30pm, floral demonstration by Anne Houghton of Wirral, Cheshire. Her title is Pot Luck. All welcome. Visitors £6, including refreshments.

SEPTEMBER 11: Saddleworth Historical Society, Saddleworth Museum, High Street, Uppermill, 7.30pm, an illustrated presentation by Dr Gervaise Phillips entitled “The American Civil War, Lancashire & the Cotton Famine”. All welcome. Members free, but a charge on the evening of £3 to non-members of the Historical Society. Refreshments available.

SEPTEMBER 14: Delph & Dobcross Cricket Club, Neil Diamond tribute, Dave Radstock performing live singing all your favourites. Free entry and everyone welcome, 8pm onwards.

SEPTEMBER 15: Age UK Oldham’s George Street Chapel, Wedding and Party Open Day. An opportunity to experience what the charismatic venue has to offer. Book a free place and be treated to homemade food, a bag of sweeties from the sweet cart and a bottle of prosecco by calling 0161 622 9358.

SEPTEMBER 17 Royton Townswomen's Guild, Thornham St James Parish Hall, Thornham Lane, Thornham, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, guest speaker, Roger Browne "New Orleans to New York" A Musical Journey, £2 members, £3 visitors.An opportunity to meet new friends and have some fun.

For further details contact Barbara Micklethwaite 01706 84175 or

SEPTEMBER 21: St Paul's Church, Church Street, Royton, 2pm to 4pm, performance by The Voice (Community Choir) in aid of the church restoration fund which is aiming to raise £80,000 to replace the roof of the 250-year-old building. Tickets £5, available from Rob at the Co-op store in Royton or on the door.

SEPTEMBER 26: Playhouse 2, Newtown Street, Shaw, educational documentary by Mercurial Pictures, 7.30pm. Harry is a boy who makes it to secondary school unable to read or write - an issue which has affected generations of Harry's family. The question is can Harry's dedicated teacher help him to overcome this and help him believe a better future is achievable? Q & A session following the film with Andrew Sutherland, Oldham Council's Director of Skills and Early Learning,

Matthew Milburn Head Teacher at Saddleworth School and one of the filmmakers Tickets £5. from

OCTOBER 24: The White Hart Inn, Stockport road, Lydgate, fashion show and pop up shop by Saddleworth WI, 7.30pm. tickets £5 from or telephone 07763 028466.

NOVEMBER 2: Sacred Heart Centre, High Street, Uppermill, One World Christmas Fair, 10am to 4pm. Fairly traded gifts, crafts, jewellery, foods and cards from Oxfam, Traidcraft and more. Books. Refreshments all day. Proceeds to Cafod and Christian Aid.