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THURSDAY, MARCH 15

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on The History, Wildlife and Scenery of Vancouver and the Cabadian Rockies by David Cummings, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

CHESTER: Chester branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research stage charity duck race at the Suspension Bridge and Groves from 1.30pm.

CHESTER: Chester Globetrotters meeting with talk on On The Road Again & Cycling The Garden Route in South Africa at the Grosvebnor Museum Lecture Theatre from 1.30-4.30pm. Contact 01244 629930.

CILYGROESLWYD: North Wales Wildlife Trust event at 2pm. Meet at Eyarth Bridge. Call 01978 790442 for details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

CHESTER: Sailing event with the Mary Heaney Trophy between Chester Sailing & Canoeing Club and Sandy Lane from 11am-1pm.

MONDAY, MARCH 19

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen joint meeting with Royal Geographical Society featuring talk on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea by David Edwards, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society who recently went on an ocean research trip in the Pacific on a ship that has sailed the world for over 20 years doing cutting edge research on climate change, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20

CHESTER: 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 Ian Strawson who will talk on the subject of Triphylla Fuchsias. Non members welcome. For details contact 01928 714593.

FLINT: The Big Castle Spring Clean - join the local community and coastal rangers in a big spring clean of Flint Castle and learn the ins and outs of castle life from 10am. Meet at the lifeboat car park in Castle Dyke Street.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

CHESTER: Lecture on The Art of Michael Sandle: Time, Memory and Allegory - the respected sculptor, draughtsman and printmaker explors these three themes across the full range of his powerful work at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre from 2-3pm. Admission free.

GRESFORD: North Wales Wildlife Trust presentation on A year in the life of a Reserves Officer by Graham Berry at Gresford Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Call 01978 790442 for details.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

CHESTER: Who Will Buy? - join local historian Len Morgan for a slideshow to look at the market and other aspects of shopping in Chester at Chester History and Heritage at 1.30pm. Admission £3, concessions £2.50. Book on 01244 402110.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

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

MONDAY, MARCH 26

CHESTER: Chester Society for Landscape History lecture on Boogie-woogie, Flappers, Bathtub Gin and the Modernist Garden by Ed Bennis of Manchester Metropolitan University at the Grosvenor Museum.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Magnum by Dr Lynn Hilditch at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org or call 01244 300166.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society present a screening of the 2009 British movie London River starring Brenda Blethyn and directed by Rachid Bouchareb, at St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s Hill, at 7.45pm. Visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk for membership details. Guest tickets £3.50 to be booked in advance on 01244 371750.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

CHESTER: Royal Chester Walk - Chester has long been known as a loyal and ancient city with a townscape rich in references to royal occasions and historic event. Join a member of the Guild of Chester Tour Guides for a walk around royal Chester that starts at the Grosvenor Museum at 2pm. Free event but booking essential on 01244 402005.

CHESTER: Lecture on Royal Portraits: Image and Impact by Jennifer Scott, assistant curator of paintings at the Royal Collection at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre from 6.30-8.30pm. Admission free.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

GREAT BUDWORTH: National Gardens Scheme open day at Parm Place in High Street from 1-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Share of proceeds to Great Ormonde Street Hospital. Call 01606 891131.

HAWARDEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hawarden Castle from 2-5.30pm. Admission £3up to two children free.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

CHESTER: Easter Bonnets and Hats - design and create a crafty bonnet or hat to wear this Easter holiday at the Grosvenor Museum Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

CHESTER: Printmaking demonstration - fine art students from Manchester School of Art will be working in the gallery in shifts to demonstrate the process of screenprinting at the Grosvenor Museum Newstead Gallery from 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society meeting with talk on Summoned by Bells, the life of servants on a 19th century country estate, by Gwyneth Mitchell, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

CHESTER: Easter Egg Baskets - make a gift basket and fill it with chocolate eggs to give to your favourite person on Easter Sunday at the Grosvenor Museum Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-4pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians with traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians with traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians with traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians with traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on The Bebington Salon of Photography by Bob Dennis at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org or call 01244 300166.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

NORTHOP: National Gardens Scheme open day at 90 St Peter’s Park from 2-5.30pm. Call 01352 840758.

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Up to 50 stalls. Admission £1, concessions 70p, children free accompanied by an adult. Cafe at the event, pay and display car park adjacent to the hall. Contact 01492 547868/07786016576 or email [email protected].

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

ALTRINCHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Dunham Massey from 11am-5.30pm. Admission £7, children £3.50. Call 0161 941 1025.

NESTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Briarfield in Burton from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 0151 336 2304.

SAIGHTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Saighton Grange from 1-4pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01244 564184.

MONDAY, APRIL 16

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves;The Representation of the Working Classes in Art by Linda Smith, who lectures at the Tate and Tate Modern, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society AGM with talk on Cheshire Agriculture: Mid 19th century to the present by Doug Haynes at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society present a screening of the 2009 Mexico/Spain movie Alamar (To The Sea) starring Jorge Machado and directed by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio, at The Riverside Building, Castle Square, at 7.45pm. Visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk for membership details. Guest tickets £3.50 to be booked in advance on 01244 371750.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Poulton Hall in Poulton Lancelyn, Bebington, from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 334 2057 or visit www.poultonhall.co.uk.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Poulton Hall in Poulton Lancelyn, Bebington, from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 334 2057 or visit www.poultonhall.co.uk.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

CHESTER: Chester Film Society present a screening of the 2009 Spanish movie Agora starring Rachel Weisz and directed by Alejandro Amenabar, at The Riverside Building, Castle Square, at 7.45pm. Visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk for membership details. Guest tickets £3.50 to be booked in advance on 01244 371750.

MONDAY, APRIL 30

CHESTER: Chester Society for Landscape History lecture on Cotswold Landscapes from Prehistory until 1600: Some Myths Exposed by Professor Chris Dyer at the Grosvenor Museum.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

CHESTER: Cup Day at Chester Races May meeting. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on Merseyside’s Connection with the American Civil War by Len Ellison at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

MONDAY, MAY 21

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Energy Needs for the UK over the next 100 Years by Professor Tim Greenshaw, a member of the physics department at Liverpool University which is involved in energy and climate change studies, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

NORTHOP: National Gardens Scheme open day at 90 St Peter’s Park from 2-5.30pm. Call 01352 840758.

MONDAY, JUNE 18

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen AGM with talk on Saltney – Railway Gateway to North Wales by Geoff Pickard, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.15pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

GREAT BUDWORTH: National Gardens Scheme open day at Parm Place in High Street from 1-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Share of proceeds to Great Ormonde Street Hospital. Call 01606 891131.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

ALTRINCHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Dunham Massey from 11am-5.30pm. Admission £7, children £3.50. Call 0161 941 1025.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Further Reports on Chester City Walls by Simon Ward at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

NORTHOP: National Gardens Scheme open day at 90 St Peter’s Park from 2-5.30pm. Call 01352 840758.

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