Events - March 17 onwards

EVENTS

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

CHESTER: Chester Globetrotters Club meeting with talk on Cycling Through Europe featuring speaker Saul Soto at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 1pm. Tickets £3. Ring 01244 383392 or visit wwwgrosvenormuseum.co.uk.

CHESTER: Mamma Mia cruise at The Groves, departing 7.30pm. Ring 01244 325394 for details.

LITTLE SUTTON: Attic sale at Little Sutton Methodist Church from 10am-12.30pm. Stalls, small furniture and refreshments. Admission 50p. Children free. Ring 0151 339 2492.

MONDAY, MARCH 21

CHESTER: Lecture on Emotional and Moral Intelligence in Animals and Why They Matter by Professor Marc Bekoff, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Boulder, USA in Beswick Lecture Theatre at the University of Chester at 4pm. Admission free. Visit www.chester.ac.uk/public-lectures for details or ring 01244 511740.

CHESTER: The Chester branch of the RNLI is holding their AGM at the Chester Sailing & Canoeing Club - CSCC, Training Room on Sandy Lane at 7.15pm.

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen lecture entitled James Crichton & Co. Shipbuilding on the River Dee by Geoff Pickard who covers the shipbuilding process, as well as featuring in detail the lives of many of the wide variety of ships that were constructed there and delivered to customers all over the world at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Ring 0151 346 1017 for details.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

CHESTER: Caravaggio: Temptation and Redemption - a lecture by Maggie Jackson, senior lecturer in art history at the University of Chester, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre from 2-3pm. Admission free.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society screening of the 2006 Iran/Iraq/Austrian film Niwenang (Half Moon), at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.45pm. Guest tickets £3.50. Ring 01244 371750 or visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

CHESTER: A walk around the Garden Quarter - join a Chester tour guide for a stroll through this area of tightly knit terraced streets and alleyways, the canal basin, parks and playgrounds, populated by an eclectic mix of people with a strong community spirit. Meet outside Chester History & Heritage at 1.30pm. Cost £5, concessions £4. Book on 01244 402110.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

CHESTER: SF & Fantasy Readers Group meeting on the theme Post Apocalypse at Chester Library in Northgate Street from 2-3.30pm. Ring 01244 678482 or visit www.chesterscifi.wordpress.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

HALKYN: Tidy Up The Mountain - lend a hand to tidy up Halkyn Mountain Common from 10.30am-12.30pm. Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes. Ring 01244 814931.

NESS: There will be a Plant Hunters' Fair at Ness Botanic Gardens from 10am-4pm with specialist nurseries selling a wide range of interesting plants. Admission to the plant fair is £1. Enquiries: 0151 353 0123 or visit www.nessgardens.org.uk.

WEPRE: Introduction to Bee Keeping - featuring a talk from members of the Bee Keeping Society and a live sealed bee chamber will be available to observe at Wepre Visitor Centre from 1-3pm. Free activity. Booking essential on 01244 814931.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

CHESTER: Eggstravaganza at The Firs School in Plas Newton Lane. A free event for all children aged 3-11 to come and have a morning of educational fun between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Parents can drop their children off or stay and enjoy coffee and newspapers. There will be fun activities covering art, sport, technology, craft and science suitable for each year group. The younger children will have their own Humpty Dumpty activities in the kindergarten. Ring 01244 322443 for details.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5

CHESTER: Chester Film Society screening of the 2009 French film Lourdes, at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.45pm. Guest tickets £3.50. Ring 01244 371750 or visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

CHESTER: Lecture on Area Based Initiatives as a Vehicle for Social Change: Assessing the Scope for Health Improvement by Katie Powell, Gladstone PhD student, Centre for Public Health Research, in Binks CBK 010 at the University of Chester at 12.30pm. Admission free. Visit www.chester.ac.uk/public-lectures for details or ring 01244 511740.

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

HALKYN: Halkyn Quarry Tour - a fantastic opportunity to visit the heart of a limestone quarry, courtesy of Cemex, from 10am-noon and 12.30-2.30pm. Wear sturdy footwear or wellies if wet. Free activity. Early booking advised on 01244 814931.

MONDAY, APRIL 18

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen lecture entitled Astronomy and Art by Professor David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at Sheffield University, who has conducted research into the minor bodies of the solar system and has lectured all over the world, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Ring 0151 346 1017 for details.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

CHESTER: Easter Crafts - celebrate Easter and make your own Easter bunny ears and a basket to deliver your eggs, at the Grosvenor Museum Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society screening of the 1998 Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski starring Jeff Bridges, at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.45pm. Guest tickets £3.50. Ring 01244 371750 or visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

CHESTER: Lecture on Exploring Local Delivery to Improve Health and Reduce Inequalities: A Sociological Study of One Local Public Health System by Rebecca Mead, Gladstone PhD student, Centre for Public Health Research in Binks CBK 106/1 at the University of Chester at 12.30pm. Admission free. Visit www.chester.ac.uk/public-lectures for details or ring 01244 511740.

CHESTER: Lecture on I Believe: The Place of Creeds in a Life of Faith by Professor Alister McGrath, King’s College London, at The Chapter House, Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Admission free. Visit www.chester.ac.uk/public-lectures for details or ring 01244 511740.

MONDAY, MAY 16

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen lecture entitled Working with the Homeless in Manchester by PC Judith Walmsley OBE, who works closely with homeless charities to eradicate anti-social behaviour and get people off the streets and into accommodation, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Ring 0151 346 1017 for details.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

BURWARDSLEY: Harthill Trust holding a free storytelling course entitled Wartime on the Ridge led by Johnny Gillett, The Journey Man at the Harthill Trust. Booking essential on 01829 782 822 or email [email protected]. Free to Cheshire residents - non-residents £25.

SUNDAY, MAY 22

BURWARDSLEY: Harthill Trust holding a free storytelling course entitled Wartime on the Ridge led by Johnny Gillett, The Journey Man at the Harthill Trust. Booking essential on 01829 782 822 or email [email protected]. Free to Cheshire residents - non-residents £25.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

CHESTER: Lecture on Community Health Checks: Behaviour Change Evaluation by Simon Alford, from the Centre for Public Health Research, in Binks CBK 106/1 at the University of Chester at 12.30pm. Admission free. Visit www.chester.ac.uk/public-lectures for details or ring 01244 511740.

MONDAY, JUNE 20

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen Annual General Meeting followed by lecture entitled Animal Architecture: the extraordinary structures animals build by Prof Mike Hansell, who has conducted research on the building behaviour of animals of various kinds, in particular on the nest building of birds and wasps and on the case building of caddis fly larvae, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.15pm. Visitors £6. Ring 0151 346 1017 for details.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

BURWARDSLEY: Harthill Trust holding a free course entitled Landscape Painting for Beginners at the Harthill Trust. This course is aimed at complete beginners and will offer all the necessary tuition, materials and support for participants to produce a successful landscape painting using acrylics onto canvas. Booking essential on 01829 782 822 or email [email protected]. Free to Cheshire residents -non-residents £25.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

BURWARDSLEY: Harthill Trust holding a free course entitled Landscape Painting for Beginners at the Harthill Trust. This course is aimed at complete beginners and will offer all the necessary tuition, materials and support for participants to produce a successful landscape painting using acrylics onto canvas. Booking essential on 01829 782 822 or email [email protected]. Free to Cheshire residents -non-residents £25.

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