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THURSDAY, APRIL 12

CHESTER: Fossils- make a copy of one of the museum’s very own fossils to take away at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in event.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

CHESTER: A Wartime Mill - Stretton Watermill was never busier than during the Second World War, maintaining the supply of flour and animal feed in Britain. Take a tour of the mill with one of the millers and see the process in action. Have a go at some of the other jobs and pastimes of people living in rural wartime Cheshire from noon-5pm. Free drop-in activities. Mill tour £2 adult, 75p child.

COED Y FELIN: Spring flowers, birds, bryophytes, etc, at Coed y Felin North Wales Wildlife Trust reserve from 2pm. Met at Foel Frech car park. Call 01978 790442 for details.

MANCHESTER: Wonderful Whitworth Wildlife Big Saturday at Whitworth Park from 11am-4pm. Join The Manchester Museum Youth Board and the Friends of Whitworth Park for a festival of fun in Whitworth Park to help create a wildlife area. Call 0161 275 2648 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/museum.

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.

CHESTER: Sailing - Berry Barrel race between Chester Sailing and Canoeing Club and Sandy Lane from 11am-1pm. View from Saltney Ferry footbridge.

CHESTER: Scout Dragon Boat Racing from The Meadows to the Suspension Bridge. All day event.

FLINT: Dock to Dock in Spring - a look at the new coastal route from Flint to Greenfield Dock in spring with lunch at the river’s best viewpoint. Starts 11am. Return trip provided £1. Bring a packed lunch. Booking essential on 01244 814931. Met at RNLI car park in Castle Dyke Street.

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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

CHESTER: Chester Civic Trust meeting with talk on Bridges at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 318415 or visit www.chestercivictrust.org.uk.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

CHESTER: Printmaking Workshop: Direct Mark Making - join artist Sharon Lelonek to design and create your own piece of contemporary art, using techniques similar to those seen in the Modern Prints exhibition at the Grosvenor Museum Education Workroom from 10.30am-4.30pm. Book on 01244 402005.

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

ALTRINCHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at 35 Heyes Lane, Timperley, from 2-5pm. Admission £3, children free.

BUNBURY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Long Acre, Wyche Lane, from 2-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 334 2057 or visit www.poultonhall.co.uk.

DUTTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bluebell Cottage Gardens in Lodge Lane, from 10am-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01928 713718 or visit www.bluebellcottage.co.uk.

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.

MONDAY, APRIL 23

CHESTER: Chester Decorative and Fine Art Society meeting with talk on The Olympic Games - Chariots of Fire at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01606 883781.

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.

RUTHIN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Firgrove, Llanfwrog from 11.30am-3.30pm. Admission £3.50, children £2. Call 01824 702677 or visit www.firgrovecountryhouse.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

CHESTER: Professorial Inaugural Lecture - Contemporary Art and Education: A Critical Alliance by Jeff Adams, in Beswick Lecture Theatre, CBE 017, University of Chester Main Campus, from 7pm. Admission free. Call 01244 511344.

KNUTSFORD: National Gardens Scheme open day at Tatton Park from 10am-6pm. Admission £5.50, children £3.50. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

BICKERTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bank House in Goldford Lane from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01829 782287.

HATTON HEATH: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hatton House Gardens from 1.30-5pm. Admission £5.50, children free. Call 07967 654817.

STYAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Quarry Bank House Garden at Quarry Bank Mill from 11am-4pm. Admission £5, children £2.50. Call 0791 755 0425 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

BICKERTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bank House in Goldford Lane from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01829 782287.

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at The Old Rectory, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

DELAMERE: National Gardens Scheme open day at Abbeywood Gardens in Chester Road from 11am-5pm. Admission £5, children free. Call 01606 889477 or visit www.abbeywoodestate.co.uk.

RUNCORN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Tudor Road from noon-4pm. Admission £5.90, children free. Call 01928 569895 or visit www.nortonpriory.org.

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.

TUESDAY, MAY 1

RUTHIN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Firgrove, Llanfwrog from 11.30am-3.30pm. Admission £3.50, children £2. Call 01824 702677 or visit www.firgrovecountryhouse.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society AGM and members’ evening, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, MAY 3

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

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

THURSDAY, MAY 10

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

FRIDAY, MAY 11

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

SATURDAY, MAY 12

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen - Living History Weekend - re-enactors from many different periods will give a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire 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.

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Adults £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 or email [email protected].

SUNDAY, MAY 13

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen - Living History Weekend - re-enactors from many different periods will give a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire 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.

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

CHESTER: Coutts International Polo Tournament at Chester Races. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

BICKERTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bank House in Goldford Lane from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01829 782287.

CHESTER: Coutts International Polo Tournament at Chester Races. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

ELLESMERE PORT: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee street party 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, JUNE 3

BICKERTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bank House in Goldford Lane from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01829 782287.

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-5.30pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Adults £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 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

KNUTSFORD: National Gardens Scheme open day at Tatton Park from 10am-6pm. Admission £5.50, children £3.50. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

ELLESMERE PORT: Craft and classic car fair with 70 craft stalls and 80 classic vehicles 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, JUNE 17

ELLESMERE PORT: Craft and classic car fair with 70 craft stalls and 80 classic vehicles 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, 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, JUNE 24

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at The Old Rectory, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

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

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.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

ELLESMERE PORT: Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - cruise the majestic Manchester Ship Canal aboard one of Mersey Ferries’ historic vessels and then visit 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.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

ELLESMERE PORT: Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - cruise the majestic Manchester Ship Canal aboard one of Mersey Ferries’ historic vessels and then visit 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, JULY 14

ELLESMERE PORT: Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - cruise the majestic Manchester Ship Canal aboard one of Mersey Ferries’ historic vessels and then visit 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, JULY 15

DELAMERE: National Gardens Scheme open day at Abbeywood Gardens in Chester Road from 11am-5pm. Admission £5, children free. Call 01606 889477 or visit www.abbeywoodestate.co.uk.

ELLESMERE PORT: Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - cruise the majestic Manchester Ship Canal aboard one of Mersey Ferries’ historic vessels and then visit 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.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

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

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.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

DUTTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bluebell Cottage Gardens in Lodge Lane, from 10am-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01928 713718 or visit www.bluebellcottage.co.uk.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

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

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.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Travel Posters by Dr Anthony Kelly 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.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Antarctica by Brian Anderson at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Journeys Through The Tropical Forests of Borneo by Geoff Somers at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

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