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Thursday, November 22

• Coffee morning in aid of Robert Owen House, St John’s Ambulance Centre, Douglas, 10am-noon.

• Manx Footpaths Conservation Group, Union Mills Methodist Church Car Park, 10.30am. Also Sunday, Onchan Community Centre, 1.30pm.

• Isle of Man Farmers’ Market, at Tynwald Mills, St John’s, 11am-3pm.

• Parents and tots, Auldyn Infants School Community Room, Ramsey, 1.30pm.

• Arbory Tots, from birth, Parish Hall, Ballabeg, 2pm. Cost £1 per family. Call 832394.

• Toddler Tunes, Community Room, Michael School, 2pm. Call 878090.

• Free Business Growth Seminar – Multiply Sales and Profits, Harding Lewis Chartered Accounts, 4pm. The Claremont Hotel, Douglas.

• 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 Commissioners’ Hall, 7.30pm. Call 838527.

• Bingo Quiz, Manor Hotel, Willaston, 9pm.

Friday, November 23

• Christmas Fair, Castletown Civic Centre, 10-11.30am. In aid of IOM Anti-Cancer Association.

• Coffee Morning in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) IOM Ltd, Guildroom, Athol St, Peel 10am-12pm.

• Parents and Tots, upper room, Sulby Methodist Church, 10.30am. Call 897364. Also 3.45pm Sparks, an after school club with themed activities.

• Mums and Tots, Laxey Working Men’s Institute, 10am-noon. Call 479839.

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

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

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

• Storybox, Family Library, Westmoreland Road, Douglas, 10.30am. Also Saturday, Sticky Finger Craft for 6+, 10.30am; Wednesday, Busy Bee Time for pre-schoolers, 1.45pm. Call 673123.

• Coffee and chat, Onchan Methodist Church lounge, opposite commissioners’ office, 10.30am-noon.

• Learn Manx with Adrian Cain, beginners noon-1pm, intermediates 1pm-2pm, Manx Museum, Douglas. Admission free. Call 838527 or 451098.

• Friday Lunchtime Choir, Salvation Army Citadel, Lord Street, Douglas, 1.15pm.

• Onchan carers and tots, Parish Hall, Onchan, 1.15pm. Call 625328.

• Tiny Tunes, music time for 0-3s, Family Library, Westmoreland Road, Douglas, 1.30pm, £2.50. Call 673123.

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

• Friends of Ballaugh school winter auction, at The Raven, Ballaugh, 7.30pm.

Saturday, November 24

• Theatre Tours, Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, 10am. Tickets adults £7.50, children £4, family £20. Call 600555.

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

• Christmas Market held in Braddan Church Hall. 10am-4pm.

• Green Centre, opposite Iceland, Chester Street Complex, Douglas. Information about recycling, energy, insulation and environmental matters. Zero Waste Mann, Isle of Man Friends of the Earth and Manx Energy Advice Centre. Open from 10am

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

• Patrick Church Christmas Fair, to be held in Patrick School Rooms, 11am to 3pm.

• Isle of Man Farmers’ Market, at Northern Lights Community Centre, Ramsey, 10am-1pm.

• Geological resources of North-West England. Hazel Clark, University of Liverpool Continuing Education, 10am-5pm, The Stable Building, Centre for Manx Studies, Douglas. Fee £30.

• Christmas Market, St Paul’s Church, Foxdale, 11am-1pm. Free admission.

• Christmas Fair, Cummal Mooar at 2.30pm.

• Willaston School Christmas Fayre, noon-3pm. For car boot/traders stalls call Kathryn 450426.

• Hospice Isle of Man Christmas Fair, Corrin Hall from noon.

• St John Ambulance’s Christmas Market at St John Ambulance headquarters in Glencrutchery Road, Douglas, from 2pm. All are welcome.

• Charity Walk in aid of Manx Diebetes Group, 2pm, Manx Diabetic Centre at Nobles Hospital. For sponsor forms and any further information call Jennie Simpson. Call 368083.

• Fashion Face Off, Villa Marina, from 6pm, tickets £15.

Sunday, November 25

• Sunday School, Sulby Methodist Church, 10.30am. Also youth group for school years 7+, 7pm. Call 450104.

• 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. Call Kelvin on 478224.

• Car Boot, Legion Hall, Janet’s Corner. 12-4pm. Call Kath on 824759.

• Lions Christmas Market, Mount Murray Hotel, 1pm-5pm.

• Terrific Toy and Children’s Goods Sale, Onchan Community Centre, 1pm-2.45pm, Admission 50p - proceeds to Children’s Ward @ Nobles.

• Indoor Car Boot, South Douglas Old Friends, Douglas. 2-5pm. £5 per table.

• Car Boot Sale, Morton Hall, Castletown, 2pm. Call 673320 or 481532.

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

• Meditation and chat at Pure Inspiration, Studio 1, The Harbour, Ramsey. 7.15pm. Call Gary 817735.

Monday, November 26

• 19th Authors Breakfast with Lindsey Davis at The Mount Murray Hotel, 9.30am. Tickets £22 by prior booking. Call 674727.

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

• Parents and tots, Dhoon Church Hall, 9.30am. Call 426395.

• Noah’s Ark Tots Group, Church on the Rock, behind Ramsey Bus Station, 9.30am. Call 459890.

• Breastfeeding Buddies, The Salvation Army Citadel, Ridgeway Street, Douglas. 10.30am. Call 656030.

• 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, 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 Miniatures’ parents and tots, Ebenezer Hall, Kirk Michael, 2pm. £1.50 per family. Call 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.

• Mothers’ Union, Jill’s Christmas Crafts, The Deanery, Peel, 7.30pm.

• Isle of Man Cancer Service User Forum. An evening with Chenji Ratnavel, associate specialist colorectal surgeon. Giving a talk on bowel cancer. Douglas Golf Club Pulrose, 7.30pm.

Tuesday, November 27

• Parents and tots group, Cronk-y-Berry School side entrance, 9.30am. Admission £1, Call 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. Call 835091.

• Parkinsons Disease Drop In at the Palace Hotel,Douglas, 10am to 3pm.

• Port Erin Anti Cancer general meeting at the Cherry Orchard Hotel, 10.30am.

• Manx Cancer Help drop-in day, Lisa Lowe Centre, The Old Schoolhouse, Cronkbourne, 11am-4pm.

• Laxey mums and tots, Laxey Pavilion, 1pm. Call 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. Call 623821.

• Foxdale mums and tots, community hall, Foxdale School, 2pm. Call 420234.

• Abbey Acorns, ages 4+ at the Abbey Church, Ballasalla, 3.30pm.

• Peel Footlights Youth Theatre, children aged eight-16, Philip Christian Centre, Peel, 4pm. Also Thursday. Call 843819.

• FC United of Manchester IoM supporters meeting. Rovers Return, Douglas, 8pm.

Wednesday, November 28

• The Pop-Up Shop, Parliament Street, next door to Looneys. Also Thursday 29.

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

• Mini Club for parents or carers and their babies, toddlers and pre-school children at Anagh Coar School 9.30am or Braddan Church Hall, 2pm. Call 675091.

• Ballabeg Busy Bugs for under fives, Arbory Parish Hall, Ballabeg, 10am. Call 429676 or email

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

• Computer Training Sessions for everyone. Leonard Cheshire Disability, Main Rd, Onchan, 11am-3pm. Call 679030.

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

• Parent and toddler group, Castletown Youth Centre, Arbory Street, Castletown, 2pm.

• Bereavement support group, Hospice Isle of Man, 5pm-7pm,friendly get together for anybody feeling isolated or lonely after a bereavement, however or whenever it occurred. Tea, coffee and a chat, at the Scholl Centre, Hospice Isle of Man. Call 647443, 668192 or 647449.

• Samba percussion workshop, Onchan Silver Bandroom, off Onchan Commissioners car park, 7pm, no experience necessary, Cost £3, email

• Manx Gaelic class with James O’Meara, St John’s House, 7.30pm. Call 843436.

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

• Bingo Quiz, Archibald Knox, Onchan, 9pm.

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