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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

MOLLINGTON: The Lady Taverners - Cheshire & North Wales - Kings and Queens Golf Day at Mollington Golf Club. Visit www.lordstaverners.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

CHESTER: Big Dee Days - River Clean Up - 48 hour marathon of clearing and cleaning the Dee coastline from Prestatyn to Chester and Wirral. If you are a member of a business, club or community group and wish to get involved, ring 0151 357 1991 or 01244 814931.

ELLESMERE PORT: My Life With Boats, Bolinders and Sinking Assets, a lecture by Alan Jones at the National Waterways Museum at 7.30pm. Admission free. Ring 0151 355 5017 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

BIRKENHEAD: Birkenhead Festival of Transport at Birkenhead Park. Admission free. Ring 0151 652 5197.

CHESTER: Chester Kite Festival featuring professional kite flying demonstrations, stalls, make your own kite and a huge public flying area at Chester Racecourse from 10am-5pm. Admission free. Ring 01244 976741.

CHESTER: Big Dee Days - River Clean Up - 48 hour marathon of clearing and cleaning the Dee coastline from Prestatyn to Chester and Wirral. If you are a member of a business, club or community group and wish to get involved, ring 0151 357 1991 or 01244 814931.

CHESTER: Sensory Awareness Day - Mammals at Chester Zoo from 11am-4pm. The day will include a guided tour of the zoo’s mammal exhibits, a chance to meet the keeper in the Twilight Zone and experience a mammal feed. Normal admission charges. Ring 01244 380280 or visit www.chesterzoo.org.

CHESTER: Chester Globetrotters meeting with talk on The Emperor’s River by Liam D’Arcy,tracing the Grand Canal of China at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 1pm for 1.30pm start. Ring 01244 629930.

KNUTSFORD: Kiddy Cook - pick seasonal fruit and vegetables in Tatton’s walled garden with a servant from the past and then cook in the Victorian mansion at Tatton Park from 10am-noon. Tickets 322 per child. Ring 07976 619648 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

WREXHAM: Search for A Star Auditions - each performer will get two minutes to impress and possibly win the chance to star alongside Tim Vincent in the pantomime Aladdin this Christmas at the William Aston Hall. Ring 01978 293293 or visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk/events.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

BIRKENHEAD: Birkenhead Festival of Transport at Birkenhead Park. Admission free.Ring 0151 652 5197.

CHESTER: Chester Kite Festival featuring professional kite flying demonstrations, stalls, make your own kite and a huge public flying area at Chester Racecourse from 10am-5pm. Admission free. Ring 01244 976741.

HANKELOW: National Gardens Scheme open day at Yew Tree House in Hall Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £2.50, children free.

NESS: Ness Bat Night at Ness Gardens with Lawrence Armstrong plus supper at 7pm. £7.95 per person. Visit www.nessgardens.org.uk or ring 0151 353 0123.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen lecture entitled Great Tarts in Art: High Culture and the Oldest Profession in which Linda Smith gives a talk which is a mixture of art-historical analysis and scandalous anecdote, and takes a generally light-hearted look at changing attitudes to sexual morality down the ages by examining the portraits and careers of some of history’s most notorious mistresses and courtesans, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Ring 0151 346 1017 for details.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Wildlife Safari Photography at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Ring 01244 300166.

CHESTER: The Chester and District Fuchsia Society will be holding their monthly meeting at The Catholic Social Club, Brook Street, at 7.30pm. The guest speaker is fuchsia expert Keith McManus who will talk on various aspects of cultivation. Non members welcome. For details contact 01244 383475.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

CHESTER: Art Gallery Tour - discover a rich array of paintings, sculpture and furniture spanning half a millennium of art at the Grosvenor Museum Art Gallery from 2-3pm. Free event.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

KNUTSFORD: Tatton Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair featuring a spectacular array of beautiful antiques and works of art specialities from 11am-5pm. Adults £5, children under 16 free. Ring 01278 784912.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

KNUTSFORD: Tatton Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair featuring a spectacular array of beautiful antiques and works of art specialities from 11am-5pm. Adults £5, children under 16 free. Ring 01278 784912.

MOLD: Mold Food and Drink Festival - producers and exhibitors from throughout Wales show you the best home grown produce they have to offer with competitions, tastings and activities designed to wake up your taste buds. For details, ring 01352 741466 or visit www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk.

STRETTON: Victorian Harvest Weekend - join the Stretton Mill staff for the last open weekend of the year and help celebrate a Victorian style harvest featuring period music from Roy Clinging and chances to help with apple pressing and butter making from noon-5pm. Free activity.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

CHESTER: Autumn sailing regatta and graduate open meeting of Chester Sailing & Canoe Club from 11am-4.30pm. View from Sandy Lane.

KNUTSFORD: Tatton Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair featuring a spectacular array of beautiful antiques and works of art specialities from 11am-5pm. Adults £5, children under 16 free. Ring 01278 784912.

MOLD: Mold Food and Drink Festival - producers and exhibitors from throughout Wales show you the best home grown produce they have to offer with competitions, tastings and activities designed to wake up your taste buds. For details, ring 01352 741466 or visit www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk.

STRETTON: Victorian Harvest Weekend - join the Stretton Mill staff for the last open weekend of the year and help celebrate a Victorian style harvest featuring period music from Roy Clinging and chances to help with apple pressing and butter making from noon-5pm. Free activity.

WEPRE: Slide show on The History of Wepre Estate presented by Ian Cugley at Wepre Visitor Centre from 2-3.30pm. £2 per person includes a hot drink and biscuit. Booking essential on 01244 814931.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

CHESTER: Society of Landscape History meeting with talk on Elizabeth Davey: The Life and Work of Edward Kemp 1817-1891 at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterlandscapehistory.org.uk.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on A Lifetime in Photojournalism at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Ring 01244 300166 or visit www.chsterps.fsnet.co.uk.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society screening of the 1987 German film Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.45pm. Guest tickets £3.50. Ring 01244 371750 or visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk.

NESS: Ness Through The Seasons monthly guided walk at Ness Gardens from 10.30am-noon. Admission £4 plus admission to gardens. Visit www.nessgardens.org.uk or ring 0151 353 0123.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on The Story of the Holy Island at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Ring 01244 402033.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2

CHESTER: The Big Weirdstone Draw - join artist Dai Owen who will help you learn how to illustrate characters from Alan Garner’s classic novel The Weirdstone of Brisingamen in the Grosvenor Museum Education Workroom from 11.30am-1pm and 2-3.30pm. £3 per child. Book on 01244 402005.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

NESS: Walk to RSPB Reserve from Ness Gardens at 10.30am, returning to Ness for a warming stew. £7.95 per person. Visit www.nessgardens.org.uk or ring 0151 353 0123.

SWETTENHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at The Quinta Arboretum from noon-4pm.Admission £5 including tour, children free.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen lecture entitled Images of Immortality: The Scientific Analysis of Egyptian Mummies in which Dr Jacky Finch looks at what is a mummy and what is the mummification process, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Ring 0151 346 1017 for details.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen lecture entitled Images of The Life of the Medieval Monk - with special reference to St Werburgh’s Abbey, Chester - in which Dr John Doran explores the phenomenon of monasticism so important in the history of Europe, through the daily activities of an ordinary monk, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Ring 0151 346 1017 for details.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

HOLT: The Lady Taverners - Cheshire & North Wales - Christmas lunch at Holt Lodge. Visit www.lordstaverners.org.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

CHESTER: Gourmet evening at The Chester Grosvenor and Spa with five-course meal, selected wines and Ruinart champagne. The event begins at 7pm, costs £195 per person and must be pre-booked. Ring 01244 895618.

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