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There's a good choice of things to do in Chorley and South Ribble this week.
Farmers Market, Hoghton, Sunday, May 21
The Great Barn at Hoghton Tower is the venue for this farmers market, held from 10am until 2pm. One of the original markets in Lancashire, it’s a celebration of fresh ingredients grown or reared locally. Farmers and growers are joined by bakers, confectioners and craftsmen and women to make it a great day out. It is a mecca for locals in the know so go along and see what it is all about. Please note that the market does not open until 10am to protect visitor and trader health and safety. Admission is just Â£1 per car and 50p for pedestrians. The House, Tea Room and Gardens are also open. Visit www.hoghtontower.co.uk/ or call 01254 852986 for more information.
Museums at Night, Chorley, Saturday, May 20
Visit Astley Hall in the evening for family fun activities and a chance to meet some characters from the past. Three servants from the early Victorian era – a cook, a maid and a footman – will be in and around the house to add some flavour to the period rooms by borrowing from the history of the Hall and also from the works of Jane Austen. It will take place from 5.30pm. There is no need to book.
Guided Walk, Yarrow Valley, Sunday, May 21
Join the rangers for 12 mile circular walk from Yarrow Valley to Adlington taking in Arley Woods and Duxbury. Starts at 10am. Meet at Treeface Café in Yarrow Valley Country Park. Bring a packed lunch.
Annual Spring Fair, Longton, Sunday, May 21
Enjoy an afternoon browsing the stalls, playing games and sampling the barbecue at Longton Nursing Home on Marsh Lane. The fair will be open from 2pm until 4pm. For more information call 01772 616144.
Penwortham Live!, Penwortham, Friday, May 19 until Saturday, May 20
Penwortham Live is back for 2017! An annual festival featuring live music, dance, creative arts and drama using venues around the town, including pubs,churches and shops. Wristband entry costs Â£5 - these can be bought in advance in the run-up to the events or on the nights at any venue. The performances will begin at 7pm and continue until late.