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Friday, March 11

Isle of Man Darts Festival, Villa Marina, Douglas. Until Sunday.

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

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

A coffee morning in aid of DASH at St Patrick’s Church Hall, Patrick Street, Peel from 10am – noon. There will be coffee, cakes and Easter gifts, plus a raffle.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Inner Wheel Club of Rushen and Western Mann quiz night in aid of Trade Aid, Cherry Orchard Hotel, Port Erin, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, contact 835756 or 823361.

The Isle of Man on Film, Manx Museum, Douglas, 7.30pm. Free admission.

Folk at the Club with Shoh Slaynt!” at Peel Golf Club  - 8pm. Free admission.

Saturday, March 12

USA Nails demo day, Castletown. Demos of all treatments, prize draw, wine and nibbles, 11am-3pm.

Fundraiser for lung cancer charity, Port St. Mary Golf Pavillion. Tickets £20. Contact Keith 832696 or Jackie 457991

The Royal Maundy will be the title of a lecture given by the Rt. Revd. Nigel McCulloch, Bishop of Manchester at the Cathedral, Peel on Saturday, from 10am – noon.

Car boot sale, Ballasalla School, 2-4.30pm.

The Big Bag Sale, in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer,Living Hope Community Church, Port Erin, 10.30am-12.30pm. Also Thursday, Kionslieu Farm, Higher Foxdale. 2-4pm and 7.30-9.30pm.

Saturday Morning Art Club for 10-15 year olds, Sayle Gallery, Villa Colonnade, Douglas, 10am-midday. £5 per Jumble Sale at Foxdale School, 10am-2pm. 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.

Cathedral Lecture, St. German’s Cathedral, 10am-midday

EAC Chamber Orchestra concert, Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, 8pm. Tickets £10.

Sunday, March 13

Car boot sale, Morton Hall, Castletown, 2pm, stalls £5. Call 673320/481532.

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

Monday, March 14

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.

Ian Cochrane – Manx Industrial Relations Service. Free lunch provided. Kilderry Lecture Theatre, Douglas, 12-2pm

Lent Luncheon, Methodist Church, Waterloo Road, Ramsey, midday-1.30pm. Admission £4 in aid of Isle of Man Adoption Service

Ladies Lifeboat Guild Port Erin branch annual general meeting, Cherry Orchard Hotel, Port Erin, 2pm.

The Parkinson’s Disease Society (IoM) annual general meeting, Manx Blind Welfare Society, Corrin Court, Onchan, 2 pm.

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

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

M.E. Support (IoM) meet, Cafe Relish abot Peter Luis, Lord Street, Douglas at 2.30pm.

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 15

MRA coffee morning, Peel Castle Hotel, Market Square, Peel, 10.30am.

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

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.

‘Lawrence of Arabia: Tortured Hero of Troubled Times’ talk by Dr Neil Faulkner for the Isle of Man Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Manx Museum Lecture Theatre, 11.30am. Contact Elisabeth Dellborg 843940.

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

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

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.

‘Pride, Prejudice – and Popularity’ - talk by John Canavan for Isle of Man Literary Society, Isle of Man College, Douglas, 7pm. Contact

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

‘Colour Me Beautiful’ with Eileen Gill for Rushen Floral Arts Group, Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, 7.30pm.

Wednesday, March 16

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

Mini Club for parents and tots, Anagh Coar SchoolDouglas, 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.

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

Methodist Ladies Luncheon Club with guest speaker Ann Reynolds, Director of Ronaldsway Airport, Palace Hotel, Douglas, 12.15pm for 12.30pm. Contact 620236.

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.

Isle of Man Photographic Society – Three Way Digital Battle with Oldham and Rochdale Clubs, the Art Society, Thie Ellyn, Withington Road, Douglas, 7.45pm.

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

Bingo Quiz, Archibald Knox, Onchan, 9pm

Thursday, March 17

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.

The Big Bag Sale in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer at Kionslieu Farm, Higher Foxdale. 2pm to 4pm, and 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

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.

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

MS Society pub evening, for anyone with Multiple Sclerosis, The Queens, Queens Promenade, Douglas, 7.30pm. Contact Donna on 203079 or just turn up.

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

Bingo Quiz, Manor Hotel, Willaston, 9pm

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