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Friday, March 4

Textile workshop with Lorraine Cleasby, Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, 10.30am.

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

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

Tiddlers, parents and tots, Elim Church, Second Avenue, Onchan, 10am. Contact 434933.

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

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

Parents and Tots, upper room, Sulby Methodist Church, 10.30am. Contact 897364.

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.

Department of Education Music Service Lunchtime Choir, Salvation Army Citadel, Douglas, 1.15pm.

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.

Glenfaba Chorale coffee evening, Pitcairn, 8 Glencrutchery Road, Douglas, 7.30pm. Admission £2.

‘Good Vibrations’ – talk by Lesley Pierce from the Nutritional Healing Foundation, Centre 21, Greenfield Road, Douglas, 7-30pm. Admission by donation to Wish Upon A Dream. Contact

Tianhong Yong concert – part of IOM Arts Council Piano Series, Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, 8pm.

Saturday, March 5

‘Just Desserts’, Relish Cookery School, 9.30am-2.30pm. £79 including recipe book and lunch. Spaces limited, contact 453324 or 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.

‘The Isle of Man and the First World War: Aspects and Insights’ with Matthew Richardson, Centre For Manx Studies, Stable Building Teaching Room, Douglas, 10am-5pm. Part of the University of Liverpool Continuing Education Courses. Fee £20 (concessions £12). To enrol and for further details contact 695777 or

Douglas farmers’ market, Villa Marina Colonnade, Douglas, 10am-2pm.

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

Ramsey Deanery Mothers’ Union coffee morning, Ramsey Town Hall, 10.30am- midday. There will be stalls and a raffle. Admission £1. Proceeds will support people in need on the island. Coffee and chat, St Mary’s on the Harbour, Castletown, 11am.

Horse Ploughing Championships, Ballagyr Farm, off Ramsey Rd, Peel. 10.30-3.15pm. Refreshments, entries can be made on day. Contact Jim Caine 844154

Indoor car boot sale, Cronk y Berry School, Douglas, 2-4pm. Admission 50p.

World Manx Association annual general meeting, St Andrew’s, Douglas, 2.30pm.

Hospice Care Northern Branch spring car boot sale, Ramsey Methodist Centre, midday-3pm. Tables £6, contact 814965.

Orient Express Ball in aid of Save The Children, Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club, Santon, 7pm. Tickets £60, contact Sarah Rimmer 671770.

Michael Heritage Trust – Quiz Night, Ebenezer Hall, Kirk Michael, 7.30pm. Members free; Non-members £1.50

Ceilidh, Castletown Civic Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50 including beef hot pot supper, in aid of Manx Wildlife Trust. Contact 801985.

Braaid Eisteddfod on Saturday, March 5, starting at 7.30pm at the Braaid Hall. Admission, at £5, includes supper.

Sunday, March 6

Collectors Fair, Moreton Hall, Castletown, Admission 50p.

Car Boot Sale, Onchan Community Centre, midday until 3pm. Sellers: £5 each. Contact Sheila 623704 or 480231.

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.

Malew civic service, The Abbey Church, Ballasalla, 3pm. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in Ballasalla Village Hall.

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

Monday, March 7

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.

Terry Howarth, ‘Preview Evening’ at Hodgsons Loom Gallery, Laxey Woollen Mills, 6pm.

‘This and That’ with Noel Cringle for Erin Arts Club Monday Luncheon, Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, 12.30pm. Tickets £13.50 for members, £14.50 for guests.

Tuesday, March 8

Maughold Social Club Pancake Races, Maughold Village Green, 4pm. Refreshments will be served in the church hall afterwards. Please bring you own frying pan.

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.

Shrove Tuesday coffee morning, Corrin Hall, Peel, 10.15am-midday. Free admission.

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.

Council of Voluntary Organisations. Effective Fundraising Skills (by Hospice Team) at Civic Centre in Castletown. £50 per person including lunch. Contact Nicola on 673103 to book or email coffee morning, Cherry Orchard Hotel, Port Erin, 10.30am.

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 call 677864.

Storytime for Toddlers, Onchan Library, 2.30pm.

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

Peel Footlights Youth Theatre, children aged eight to 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.

‘A Magical Slide Show’ by Scottie Keith for Peel Heritage Trust, Centenary Centre, Peel, 7.30pm.

Wednesday, March 9

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.

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

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

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 10

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.

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.

MS Society Manx Gaelic class with Cathy Clucas, Arbory Commissioners’ Hall, 7.30pm. Contact 838527.

Bingo Quiz, Manor Hotel, Willaston, 9pm.

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