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Friday, July 1

The Manx Retirement Association holds regular luncheons, coffee mornings and other activities. For more details phon 817007 or email

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

Marown Primary School Summer Fair, Glen Darragh Road, Glen Vine, 3.30 pm to 6 pm, £1.00 for adults to include entry into a lucky programme draw.

Textile Workshop with Lorraine Cleasby, Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, 10.30am. Tickets £5, contact 832662.

‘Inside I’m Hurting’, supporting children with attachment difficulties with Louise Bomber, Wentworth Suite, Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club, Santon. Tickets £45 for professionals, £15 for carers and families, contact 693890.

Beach Party, Port Erin Beach, 6-11pm. Part of Isle of Man Queenie Festival

Around the World in Eighty Days, The Gaiety Theatre 7.30 Tickets £10 & £141: Fairfield School Summer Fair, Douglas 6.30pm.

Age Concern – free computer sessions for people aged over 50 at Ramsey Town Hall, down stairs.

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

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.

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.

Preview Evening, Hodgsons Loom Galler, Laxey Woolen Mills. Including: Gramah Hall, Wood Sculptor, Sarah Devereau, Painter, and Simon Capelen, Wood Sculpture

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

Saturday, July 2

Marine Weekend, Paddy’s Market, The Quayside, Port St Mary, 11am-6pm. Also Sunday. Part of the Isle of Man Queenie Festival.

‘Has Science Buried God?’ – talk by Dr John Lennox, Palace Hotel, Douglas, 7.30am. Tickets £12 including full Manx breakfast. Pay at the door but book first by contacting 622238 or

Victorian weekend at Laxey.

Family Fun Day Ramsey Lifeboat, South Promenade. 4-7 Sandracing from the Lifeboat House. 7-9 Live bands at the Lifeboat House

World Manx Association Centenery Dinner at the Sefton Hotel Douglas at 7pm. Contact 429536

Scoill Phurt le Moirrey Car Boot Sale and Football Tournament. Sale 2 – 4pm £5 per pitch to book a pitch please call 835531

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

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

Car Boot Sale, Morton Hall, Castletown 2pm. Tel: 673320 or 481532

Barn Dance in Colby - South of Island, Moorhouse Farm - £15 Hog roast, Calor Gas Band Ceilidh Band, Disco, Bull riding, BYO Booze, tickets are up for sale but are going quickly!

Cummal Mooar Summer Fair, Ramsey. 3pm.

Queenie Festival, Port St Mary

Big Family Fun Day and Boot Sale, Laserblast, Whitebridge Road, Onchan. 18: ‘The Lives and Art of the Bloomsbury Group’ with Sandra Pollard, Centre For Manx Studies, Stable Building Teaching Room, The Nunnery, 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

Palace Hotel Charity Committee Black Tie Summer Ball in aid of Hospice Isle of Man. Contact Rochelle on 682776 or Wendy on 682716 at the Palace Hotel.

Sunday, July 3

Party on the Pitch at Castletown Football Club 2pm-10pm. Will be held inside if wet.

10.30 Songs Of Praise, Blessing of the Lifeboat at the Market Square. 11-5pm Cherished Car Show, Mooragh Park.

Abbeylands Methodist Chapel, Sunday School Anniversary, preacher Rev Kath Corkish. Please note, no evening service this year but a service the following week at 6.30pm instead.

Mooragh Park Classic Car Show 11am-4pm.

St. German, Peel. Eucharist with Baptism we will be joined by a visitor Paul Whittaker – deaf organist who is also a reader in the Church of England.

Picnic and family fun day to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, Ballachury Orchard, Ballafesson, Port Erin, 11am-5pm.

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, July 4

World Manx Association tour around the Island. Contact 429536 11.30am. Walk & Ride. Take a bus ride with Joy Brew and walk through neighbouring countryside. Ramsey Bus Station

Who do you think you are week to celebrate the opening of the new I Museum

Cruinnaght Aeg Twoaie (North), competitions at Ramsey Grammar School & Auldyn Infants’ School.

Monday and Tuesday afternoon 2.00 – 4.30 pm. Age Concern, Drinkwater Street, Douglas are running Free Computer lessons for the over 50s. All welcome

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, 9.30am; 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.

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, July 5

The Friends of St Jude’s Church are holding Tynwald Day Teas in the beautiful gardens of West Craig, St Jude’s (past the crossroads, follow the signs), from 2pm-5pm. Manx Afternoon tea will be served at £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Tynwald Fair Day, St John’s.

Cronk-y-Voddy Sports & Dog Racing. Childrens sports and dog show/racing. Sports 2.00pm. Adults-1, children free.

Wednesday, July 6

Age Concern - free computer sessions for people aged over 50 at the New iMuseum, Douglas 10am-12.30pm.

World Manx Association Centenary Concert, Promenade Suite, Villa Marina at 7.30pm

Flower Festival Coach Tour. 6.45pm. Contact 628992

Ballakermeen High School Sports Awards. 6-8pm. For further information 648700

Gala Bingo Night, Kursaal, Palace Hotel, from 6.45pm. Tickets, £20, are available from the school office on 622104

Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association, Ramsey, Bridge Tea at 2pm. For tickets contact MJ Brown 813608

Manx Wedding, Ramsey Methodist Centre. 7.30pm £6 inc supper

Celebrity Recital, Stephen Hough, Erin Arts Centre.

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

Thursday, July 7

Manx Retirement Association ‘Stretch & Flex’ at the National Sports Centre, Douglas at 10am.

Age Concern - free computer sessions for people aged over 50 at the New iMuseum, Douglas 10am-12.30pm.

World Manx Association visit to the iMuseum, Legaslative Buildings and Town Hall Contact 429536

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.

Portofino, Douglas 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Tickets £50.00 each, contact Marcia 463647.

Harry Clarke: Stained Glass Genius of the Celtic Revival – illustrated lecture by Nicola Gordon Bowe, Manx Museum Lecture Theatre, Douglas, 7.30pm. Free admission, tickets available in advance.

Celebrity Recital: Paul Wakins (cello) & Huw Watkins (piano) Erin Arts Centre

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