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Friday, May 13

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

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

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

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

Ladies Luncheon, Masonic Hall, Douglas. Tickets £20. Contact 647432

Real Ale Festival, Falcons Nest, Port Erin, from midday

MRA luncheon, Glen Helen Hotel, 12.30pm. Contact 817007 or

Bra Dash, starting at Market Square, Castletown, 1pm. Also at 1.15pm, Drumgold Street, Douglas; Saturday, starting Shoprite, Ramsey at 12.30pm and Market Place, Peel at 2pm.

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.

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.

Parent and toddler group, Ballasalla Primary School, 1.45pm.

Pre-school toddler group, Ballaquayle School Hall, 1.45pm.

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

60’s Night with Dave Kelly at Peel Golf Club, 8pm – Contact Judy Jeavons 843653

Saturday, May 14

Bat Walk with Manx Bat Group, Poulsom Park, Castletown. Meeting at 8.30pm, Castletown railway station car park. Under 16s welcome, must be accompanied by an adult. For more info tel 612067.

Great Laxey Mine Railway is now open every Saturday from 11am to 4.30pm at the Valley Gardens in Laxey. Steam rides are only £1.50 adult return and a £1 a child. Also open every Bank holiday and Sundays in August.

The Art Market, Strand Shopping Centre, 9am-5pm Saturday.

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

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

Kentraugh Mill open day, 10am-5pm. Also Sunday, 11am-5pm. Donations to the Church Overseas. Enquiries 832406. Entry at own risk.

Ramsey WI coffee morning, Ramsey Town Hall, 10.30am. Admission £1.

Isle of Man Young Farmers sheep-shearing competition, Ballasteen Farm, Andreas, 11am.

Launch of Children’s Hospice Week at Tynwald Mills, 11am-4pm.

Onchan Entertainers Fun Day, Onchan Community Centre, Onchan, midday-4pm.

Cooil Methodist Chapel. Afternoon Tea. 2pm-4.30pm. Admission £3.

World Manx Association Supper with guest speaker Noel Cringle, St. John’s Methodist Hall. 7pm. Contact 429536 or 842414.

Charles and Patricia Lester Fashion Show in aid of RNLI, Centenary Centre, Peel, 7pm. Tickets £20, contact 404402 or 844716. Dress code is lounge suits for men, cocktail dresses for ladies.

Eurovision Song Contest party, Union Mills Football Club, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 in aid of Junior Achievement, including buffet. Contact 666266 or 222999.

Oompah Night, Jurby Parish Hall, 7.30pm. £4 per person, bring your own alcohol. Contact Kelly on 433414 after 4pm. Tickets will also be available to buy on the door.

Bat Walk with Manx Bat Group, Railway Station carpark, Poulsom Park, Castletown, 8.30pm. Under 16s welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Contact 612067.

Sunday, May 15

HAIR DAY, at Hot Gossip Hair Salon 10.30am to 2pm. 24 Church Street, Douglas. Be waited on and enjoy a glass of fizz and nibbles, and have your hair done by one of the lovely stylists at Hot Gossip! All proceeds to Dot’s Dream Foundation. Tel 675678 to make an appointment!

Car boot sale, Sulby Primary School, 11am–1pm. £6 per table, admission by donation. Contact 484400,

Diesel and Electric Day, Groudle Glen Railway, Onchan, 11am-4.30pm.

Ard Jerkyll cafe, traditional home made food, Foxdale, 10am-5pm everyday, contact 853409.

Douglas Lifeboat Station Fun Day, Union Mills Football Club, midday-4pm.

Summer Fair, Cronk-Y-Berry School, 2-4pm.

Poppy trains to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Royal British Legion, Douglas and Port Erin Railway Stations. Trains departing on normal schedule, contact 663366.

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

Monday, May 16

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

Big coffee morning, cake sale and quiz to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week, Salvation Army Citadel, Ridgeway Street, Douglas, 10.30am-midday.

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, 9.30am; Philip Christian Centre, Peel, 2pm; Wednesday, Auldyn School Community Room, 9.15am and 10.30am.

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

Carboot Sale, Michael School, 2-4pm. £5 per pitch.

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

Country kitchen and Collectors Fair, St James’ schoolrooms, Dalby, midday-4pm.

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

Tuesday, May 17

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.

Whist for Hospice, Michael Methodist Church, 7.30pm. £2.

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

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.

Bill Lambert from the Kennel Club in London talk on the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme, Royal British Legion Hall, 8pm. Contact 801761.

Wednesday, May 18

Avondale WI coffee morning, Morton Hall, Onchan, 10am-midday.

Age Concern Lifelong Learning, iMuseum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas, 10am-12.30pm. Also Thursday.

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

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

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

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.

‘The Late Norse Isle of Man in its North Atlantis Context’, free seminar by Dr R. Andrew MacDonald, Isle of Man Business School, The Nunnery, Douglas, 6pm. Contact 695777.

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.

‘Motorcycle Racing and the Manx Line’ – talk by Peter Duke for Peel Heritage Trust, Centenary Centre, Peel, 7.30pm. £1 for non-members.

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

Bingo Quiz, Archibald Knox, Onchan, 9pm.

Thursday, May 19

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

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.

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

Bingo Quiz, Manor Hotel, Willaston, 9pm.

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