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.

NOVEMBER 2: Trinity Methodist Church, Royton, Concert, 2pm by Oldham Youth Choir, The Candymen, Ralph and Tilly and Just Zoe. Tickets £5 for adults, under-12s £3 (accompanied), including refreshments, available from Trinity's Thursday coffee mornings between 9.15am and 11.30am or pay on the door. Proceeds in aid of the BBC Children in Need appeal..

NOVEMBER 2: East Oldham Methodist Church, Ripponden Road, Watersheddings, Afternoon Tea and Musical Entertainment, 2pm to 4pm with bring and buy gifts. Free admission with all proceeds will go towards providing a defibrillator for the local community.

NOVEMBER 2: Holy Trinity Church, Godson Steet, Oldham, Coldhurst Bonfire & Fireworks Party, 6pm to 8pm. Free entry. Refreshments for sale.

NOVEMBER 3: St Thomas Church Moorside, from 6.30pm, a service to remember departed loved ones, including candles.

NOVEMBER 9: Union Street United Reformed Church, Oldham, Tasty Toasties and Tea Morning, 11am to 1pm, £3.

NOVEMBER 10: St Thomas Church Moorside, 10.30am, a service of Remembrance, followed by light refreshments in the church hall.

NOVEMBER 16: Holy Trinity Church, Godson Street, Oldham, Coldhurst Christmas Fair, 11am to 2.30pm. Stalls, Santa’s Grotto, tombola and refreshments.

NOVEMBER16: Victorian Christmas Fair at St Paul’s Church, Ashton Road, Oldham, 11am to 2pm.

Gifts, home-bake and chocolate stalls, toys, tombolas and games. Santa. Gaelic coffee and other refreshments. Admission free.

NOVEMBER 17: St Anne's Parish Hall, Broadway, Royton, Christmas Fair, 11.15am to 2.30pm. Stalls, games, cafe and Father Christmas. Admission 50p, children free.

NOVEMBER 20: Oldham Flower Club, Community Room, Daisy Nook Garden Centre, Stannybrook Road, Failsworth, 1pm, demonstration of floral art by Anthony Williams entitled "Christmas by Design". Admission £8, refreshments included.

NOVEMBER 23: St Anne's Church, St Anne's Avenue, Royton, an evening of brass and song with Boarshurst Silver Band and Kershaw's Krooners, 7.30pm. Adults £8, children £5 including seasonal refreshments. All proceeds to Dr Kershaw's Hospice and church.

DECEMBER 7: Holy Cross Primary School, Ruth Street, Oldham, Winter Wonderland Fete, 11am to 2pm. Stalls, children’s activities, refreshments in aid of St Stephen & All Martyrs Parish Church.