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Why not try the Springtime Pruning Skills workshop in Chorley?
Why not try the Springtime Pruning Skills workshop in Chorley?

Here are five great ideas of things to do this week in Chorley and South Ribble:

Springtime Pruning Skills Workshop, Chorley, Saturday, March 11

This is a rare opportunity to work alongside a trained horticulturalist, teacher and member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture in a beautiful four acre country garden at Brinscall Hall, Dick Lane, Brinscall, near Chorley. It runs from 10am until 3pm. Admission is free and lunch and refreshsments are provided. For more information call 07443 459818.

Seascape in Acrylic and Mixed Media by Pam Potter, Leyland, Saturday, March 11

Artist Pam Potter is holding a painting demonstration at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre. It runs from 11am until 1pm. Admission is free.

Big and Little Trains, Chorley, Saturday, March 11

Train enthusiaists should go along and see the big and little trains at Chorley Library, Union Street from 10am until 3pm. There will be large and small scale railways with information on how to build a railway.

St Patrick’s Night Party, Chorley, Friday, March 10

Brought to you by St Gregory’s Primary School at Chorley Football Club at 7pm. With live band - Meet the Folkers - supper, raffle and buckets full of Guinness! Tickets: £10, from school office. Over 18s only.

Old Oak Guided Ramble, Coupe Green, Wednesday, March 8

Meet at Fox Lane, Coupe Green, PR5 0JQ for this walk, starting at 10am prompt. Rambles are expected to take 2 to 3 hours. Suitable clothing and sturdy footwear is essential.