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Friday, July 8

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.

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

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

Parents and tots, Philip Christian Centre, Peel, 10am.

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

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.

Saturday, July 9

Port Erin Station Market, 10am until late

Cup Cakes to Curry food fest in the street and surrounds of the Courthouse, Ramsey.

Floral Art Group car boot sale in Ramsey Methodist Centre. 10am-4pm. telephone Julia on 812754

Charity Summer Ball at Port St Mary Pavillion. Tickets £20. Contact Jackie on 457991 or David on 371862

Friends of the MSPCA iggest Bargain Boot Sale and Family Fun Day at Laserblast, Onchan 11am.

Milntown house tours, Ramsey. Saturday 2.30pm Call 812321 to book. Also Wednesday.

Manx Aviation and Military Museum, open weekends, race weeks and bank holidays. 10am to 4.30pm. Free admission. Donations welcome

V Festival, Scoill (Vallajeelt), Douglas. 3-6pm Ticket only Tel: 670844

Open Gardens in Colby. The gardens will be open on Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm. Entry by programme £5.

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

‘Festival of Music and Flowers. Trinity United Reformed Church, Waterloo Rd, Ramsey, 10am-6pm Also Sunday midday-6pm

Garden Party in aid of ASK (Action Saves Kids) at ‘Wonderfalls’ Shore Road, Glen Maye Free Admission. Parking in Waterfall Carpark. 1pm-4pm

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

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

Laxey Mine Railways open from 11am-4.30pm.

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

Sunday, July 10

Broadway Cinema presents the classic re-run of Disney Pixar’s Monster’s Inc (U) Screening starts at 1pm (doors open 12.30pm) – tickets are £3.50 12.30pm

Survival Bush Craft at The Venture Centre, Maughold. 4-6pm

Climbing Abseil at The Venture Centre, Maughold. 10am-12pm

La Leche Working Mums Session at The Children’s Centre, Woodbourne Road 10am-12pm

Go-Karting at Duke Trackdays, Jurby. 10am-6pm

Sunday School Open Session at Colby Chapel Hall. All welcome. 10.30am-11.30am

Family Fun Day – In Aid of With Women Worldwide at Douglas Rugby Club. 12-6pm

Baby Boot Sale, Onchan Community Centre, 1pm-3pm, Admission 50p. Proceeds to Children’s Ward at Noble’s Hospital.

Port Erin Lifeboat Day at Port Erin Lifeboat Station. 1-6pm

Orienteer Scavenger Hunt at The Venture Centre, Maughold. Ages 9-15 years, 4-6pm.

Port St Mary Big Day – Inflatable fun at Port St Mary Beach, 4-6pm:

Brunscoill Ghaelgagh (Manx Primary School) St. John’s car treasure hunt at 2pm -

Fun Day, Ronaldsway Sports and Social Club, noon to 4pm. Contact Karen 429693

Laxey Methodist Church annual jazz service, 10.45am at the Church Of Minorca Hill, Laxey

The Friends of Onchan’s Heritage’ annual Heritage Service, Abbeylands Methodist Chapel 3pm

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.

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

A Service of Celebration for Olive Dobson, to mark her 70 years dedicated service as Organist at Abbeylands Chapel 6.30pm.

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.

Onchan School Summer Fair, School Playing Field. 2pm-4pm

Monday, July 11

Football Disability Session, NSC Second Hall, £1 entry. Call Zoe Carney on 688557

‘Watching Paint Dry’ with Juan Moore, iMuseum, Douglas 7.30pm Ticket £3. Contact 648000.

Age Concern, Drinkwater Street, Douglas, free computer lessons for the over 50s. 2– 4.30 pm.

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.

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, July 12

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.

Manx Retirement Association, southern Coffee Morning at the Cherry Orchard Hotel, Port Erin at 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.

Go-Karting at Duke Trackdays, Jurby, 4-8pm, call Mark Rowe on 416009 to book (50 per cent discount), in aid of IoM Children’s Centre.

Tynwald Tour and Observation, Douglas. Ages 10+, admission free contact. to book, 10am.

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.

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

Wednesday, July 13

Celebrity Recital, Stephen Hough, Erin Arts Centre.

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

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

Le Lech League Train and Picnic Social for mums, babies and siblings. Meet at Douglas Train Station. 9.50am-12.50pm. Email

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.

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.

Box of Tricks Presentation at The Peel Play Club for years 4-6. Admission free 6.30-8pm

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.

Manx Retirement Association, Miniature Golf at Onchan Pleasure Park at 2pm.

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

Bingo Quiz, Archibald Knox, Onchan, 9pm

Thursday, July 14

Dougls Floral Art Club, Open Meeting. Demonstrator Margaret Parr at Braddan Church Hall. Time 7pm for 7.30pm. Guests are welcome. £7 at the door. 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.

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

Step-In for tea, coffee, chat and music, Onchan Baptist Church, 10.30am.

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

Manx Retirement Association ‘Stretch & Flex’ at the National Sports Centre, Douglas, at 10am. Call 617777.

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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