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Friday, February 25

Satsang Meditation, Palace Road, Douglas, 10am and 7pm daily. Contact 675103 or

Arthritis Care Ellan Vannin coffee and chat for anyone suffering with arthritis or who is an arthritis carer, unit 7a Union Mills Industrial Units, 1-4pm.

Sarah Devereau drawing workshop, Sayle Gallery, Villa Colonnade, Douglas,10.30am. £5 per session including materials and refreshments. Contact 674557.

The Children’s Centre Out2Play session, St Ninian’s High School sports hall, Douglas, 10am-midday. Also Ballasalla School assembly hall, 2-4pm.

Drop in for coffee and a chat, Sulby Methodist Church, 10am-midday.

Milntown historic estate and gardens, Lezayre Road, Ramsey, daily 10am-5pm.

arents and tots with action songs and rhymes, Methodist Church, Port Erin, 10am.

Tiddlers, parents and tots, Elim Church, Second Avenue, Onchan, 10am. Contact 34933.

Prayers with Bears Tots group, All Saints Church Vestry, Alexandra Drive, Douglas, 10am. Contact 483248.

Parents and tots group for preschool age children, includes health visitor drop-in, Philip Christian Centre, Peel, 10am.

Parents and Tots, upper room, Sulby Methodist Church, 10.30am. Contact 8897364.

Storybox, Family Library, Westmoreland Road, Douglas, 10.30am. Also Saturday, Sticky Finger Craft for 6 years and over, 10.30am; Wednesday, Busy Bee Time for Pre-Schoolers, 1.45pm. Contact 673123.

Coffee and chat, Onchan Methodist Church lounge, opposite Commissioners’ office, 10.30am-midday.

Coffee and chat with Arthritis Care Ellan Vannin, Industrial Unit 7a, Union Mills, 1pm-4pm.

Learn Manx with Adrian Cain, beginners midday-1pm, intermediates 1pm-2pm, Manx Museum, Douglas. Admission free, contact 838527 or 451098.

Onchan carers and tots, Parish Hall, Onchan, 1.15pm. Contact 625328.

Sulby Methodist Church family social evening, Community Hall, Sulby, 6.30pm. Admission £2, children £1, with a plate and share buffet.

Tiny Tunes, music time for 0-3s, Family Library, Westmoreland Road, Douglas, 1.30pm. Cost £2.50. Contact 673123.

Meditation at The Refinery, Duke Street, Douglas, 7pm. Contact 467818.

Saturday, February 26

Saturday Morning Art Club for 10-15 year olds, Sayle Gallery, Villa Colonnade, Douglas, 10am-midday. £5 per session including materials and refreshments. Contact 674557 to book your place.

Farmers Market, MER Station carpark, Ramsey, 10am-1pm.

Laxey Woollen Mills, Glen Road Laxey, 10am-5pm. Also open weekdays.

Coffee and chat, St Mary’s on the Harbour, Castletown, 11am.

Clothes sale, Church on the Rock, behind the bus station, Ramsey, 11.30am-3pm.

Baby and child products sale, Working Mens Institute, Laxey, 1-4pm. Admission 50p in aid of Children’s Ward.

Sunday, February 27

Young Friends of the Curraghs Wildlife Park, Wildlife Park Schoolroom, 2pm. The topic will be ferrets with some live animals to study and learn about.

Ard Jerkyll cafe, traditional home made food, Foxdale, 11am-5pm. Also Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, contact 853059.

Fishing workshops for beginners, includes both river and sea, bait, spinning and fly fishing, at Adventurous Experiences lecture room, Patrick Road, St John’s, by Kelvin Tastagh, owner of Kelvin’s Tackle, 2pm. Entry £3 donation to RNLI. To book contact Kelvin, 478224.

Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band rehearsals, Queen Street Mission Hall, 7pm.

Monday, February 28

Gym time active play for preschool children, Manx Gymnastics Centre, Glencrutchery Road, Douglas, 9.30am. Contact 625636. Also Wednesday and Thursday.

Parents and tots, Dhoon Church Hall, 9.30am. Contact 426395.

Noah’s Ark Tots Group, Church on the Rock, behond Ramsey Bus Station, 9.30am. Contact 459890.

Roll’n’Play for preschoolers, Philip Christian Centre, Peel, 10.30am.

Parents and tots, St Olave’s Church, Ramsey, 1pm.

Peel Toddler Group, Corrin Hall, Peel, 1.30pm.

Action songs and rhymes, from birth upwards, The Children’s Centre, Woodbourne Road, Douglas, 1.30pm. Also Tuesday, Sulby School, 9.15am, Philip Christian Centre, Peel, 2pm; Wednesday, Auldyn School Community Room, 9.15am and 10.30am, Scoill Phurt le Moirrey, Port St Mary, 11am; Thursday, Ballasalla School, 9.15am, Happy Valley Nursery, Port St Mary Town Hall, 2pm. Contact 815918.

Michael Minatures’ parents and tots, Ebenezer Hall, Kirk Michael, 2pm. £1.50 per family, contact 491592.

Vannin Bridge, Onchan Pensioners Hall, 2pm. Also Thursday.

Onchan Silver Band practice, The Band Room, off Main Road, Onchan, beginners, 6.30pm and seniors 7.30pm.

Free Drop-In Stop Smoking Support Service run by Quit4You advisors, free specialist advice, leaflets and support and vouchers for nicotine replacement therapy, Philip Christian Centre, Derby Road, Peel, 6pm-7pm. Contact 642404. Also Tuesday, Promenade Methodist Church, Loch Promenade, Douglas, 5.30pm-7pm; Wednesday, Ramsey Cottage Hospital, Bride ward entrance, 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Tuesday, March 1

Parents and tots group, Cronk-y-Berry School side entrance, 9.30am. Admission £1, contact Helen 469756. Also Thursday, 1.30pm.

Toddle Inn, mums and tots group, Port St Mary Baptist Church, 9.30am. Also Wednesday, Living Hope Community Church, Lancashire House, Santon, 9.30am. Contact 835091.

MRA coffee morning, Royal George Hotel, Ramsey, 10am.

Kittens tots and carers group, St Ninian’s Church, Douglas, 10.30am. £1 per family. Contact 629683.

Laxey mums and tots, Laxey Pavilion, 1pm. Contact 438408.

Manx Gaelic conversational class with Adrian Cain, The Rovers, Douglas, 1pm. Also Manx Gaelic class with Brian Stowell at Isle of Man College, Douglas, 7pm. Contact 623821.

New to the Island? Mums meet for chat and a coffee, Noble’s Park café, Douglas, 1.30pm. Contact or 677864.

Colby and District Over 60s pre-lenten lunch and concert, Colby Bridge Methodist Hall, 1.30pm. Tickets £5, available on the door.

Foxdale mums and tots, community hall, Foxdale School, 2pm. Contact 420234.

Storytime for Toddlers, Onchan Library, 2.30pm.

Abbey Acorns, ages four and above, the Abbey Church, Ballasalla, 3.30pm.

Peel Footlights Youth Theatre, children age eight-16, Philip Christian Centre, Peel, 4pm. Also Thursday. Contact 843819.

EFT group for therapists, looking after the healers by Bill Tucker, Healing of Mann, Ramsey, 7.30pm. Contact £6 per session.

Isle of Man Welsh Society celebration for St David’s Day with guest speaker Anthony Pugh, Verandah Restaurant, Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club, 7pm for 7.30pm. For tickets contact 622279.

Wednesday, March 2

Parents and tots, Salvation Army Citadel, Lord Street, Douglas, 9.30am. Contact 627742.

Mini Club for parents and tots, Anagh Coar School, Douglas, 10am. Also 2pm at Kirk Braddan Church. Contact 675523.

Ballabeg Busy Bugs for under fives, Arbory Parish Hall, Ballabeg, 10am. Contact 429676 or

Mums and tots, Marown Hall, Peel Road, Crosby, 10.15am. £1.50 per family.

MS Society coffee morning, Harbour Lights, St Paul’s Square, Ramsey, 10.30am-midday.

Caterpillar Club for children under 5 and their carers, St German’s Cathedral, Peel, 10.30am.

Busy Bees parents and tots, Beehive Kindergarten, Onchan, 1.30pm. Also Thursday. Contact 674655.

Parent and toddler group, Castletown Youth Centre, Arbory Street, Castletown, 2pm.

Bereavement support group, friendly get together for anybody feeling isolated or lonely after a bereavement, however or whenever it occurred, tea, coffee and a chat, Scholl Centre, Hospice Isle of Man, 5pm-7pm. Contact 647443, 668192 or 647449.

Samba percussion workshop, no previous musical experience necessary, Onchan Silver Bandroom, off Onchan Commissioners car park, 7pm. Cost £3, contact

‘A Magical Slideshow’ with Scottie Keith for Peel Heritage Trust, Centenary Centre, Peel, 7.30pm.

Manx Gaelic class with James O’Meara, St John’s House, 7.30pm. Contact 843436.

Bingo, South Douglas Old Friends Association, Finch Road, Douglas, 8pm.

Bingo Quiz, Archibald Knox, Onchan, 9pm

Thursday, March 3

Happy Tots, Main Hall, Willaston School, 9.45am £1 per family including refreshments. Contact 621577.

Krafty Kids (pre-school age), Philip Christian Centre, Peel, 10am.

Storytime for pre-schoolers, Henry Bloom Noble Library, Victoria Street, Douglas, 10am. Contact 696461.

Step-In for tea, coffee, chat and music,

Onchan Baptist Church, 10.30am.

Farmers market, Courtyard, Tynwald Mills, St John’s, 11am-3pm.

Parents and tots, Auldyn Infants School Community Room, Ramsey, 1.30pm.

Arbory Tots, from birth upwards, Parish Hall, Ballabeg, 2pm. Cost £1 per family, contact 832394.

Toddler Tunes, Community Room, Michael School, 2pm. Contact 878090.

Storyteller Avril Dixon performing tales from The Jungle Book, Onchan Library, 4pm. Admission free, but ticket only. To reserve places contact 621228, or

The Children’s Centre Parent Support Group, informal chat with family support workers, at Douglas Family Centre, Woodbourne Road, 7-9pm.

Diversity drop-in with Isle of Man Constabulary, Ballacloan School, Demesne Road, Douglas 7-9pm.

Manx Gaelic class with Cathy Clucas, Arbory Commissioner’s Hall, 7.30pm. Contact 838527.

Ramsey Horticultural Society quiz night, Methodist Centre, Waterloo Road, Ramsey, 7.30pm. £2 per person including supper.

Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust are hosting a film show titled ‘Smuggling and Banking’ by Roy Hall, of Manx National Heritage, on Thursday, March 3 at 7.30pm at Brown’s Cafe, Laxey (which is now under new management). Tea and biscuits will be served. Admission is £1.50, members; £2, non-members. Bingo Quiz, Manor Hotel, Willaston, 9pm

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