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Here's a pick of the best events being held in Chorley and South Ribble this weekend:

Monday, 13th March 2017, 9:11 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:35 am
Meet some of the characters from Paw Patrol at Clayton Brook Family Day and Gift Market on Sunday, March 19

Stephan Watson’s Origami Made Easy, Leyland, Saturday, March 18

The Japanese art of paper folding has been around for centuries and is easier then you think. Drop in (anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm) to Stephen’s step-by-step workshop and have a go. All ages and abilities are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Create something awesome! It’s at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre in Leyland.

120ft Abseil Challenge, Whittle-le-Woods, Saturday, March 18

Are you an adrenaline junkie or on the hunt for a new challenge? Why not take part in the St Catherine’s Hospice’s 120ft abseil and scale down St John’s Church, Whittle-le-Woods and support the work of St Catherine’s. It is running from 9am until 4pm. Registration is £15. For more information or to register contact 01772 629171 or email [email protected]

Farmer’s Market, Hoghton, Sunday, March 19

The Great Barn at Hoghton Tower is holding the monthly market from 10am until 2pm. This is 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. Admission is £1 per car or 50p for pedestrians. Telephone 01254 852986.

St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh, Lostock Hall, Saturday, March 18

The Mill St Catherine’s Park are holding a St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh. There will be homemade Irish Stew and dumplings or homemade vegetable Irish Stew and dumplings. And also be music and dancing from 8pm, courtsey of local folk band, Kitty Hawk - so don’t forget your dancing shoes. All profits to St Catherines Hospice. Tickets: £16.50, by pre-booking only - call 01772 695277. It starts at 6.30pm.

Clayton Brook Family Day and Gift Market, Clayton Brook, Sunday, March 19

Clayton Brook Community Centre is the venue for this event, from 11am until 3.30pm. There will be stalls with gift ideas for Mother’s Day, plus children’s crafts. You can also meet Freyja Faery and Paw Patrol characters. Admission free. A family friendly event.