PRAYERS, PIES AND PUDS: Tickets are on sale for a Pie in the Sky evening in Gainford. Organised by the Ordionariate of Our Lady of Walsingham which meets at St Osmund's Church, a selection of gourmet pies and puddings will be served at the village hall on Friday, February 28, following mass at 7pm. Tickets are £12. Contact 01325-241262 for details.

TASTY TREAT: Youngsters aged nine to 12 are being invited to Cook 'n' Dine sessions at Teesdale School on Tuesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 20. Using the school's catering suite, they will cook a tasty, healthy lunch before sitting down as a group to enjoy what they have made. Participation is free but places are limited and all ingredients and equipment are provided. Contact Eve Galloway on 07522-034171 for details.

VILLAGE HIGHLIGHT: The Highlights Rural Touring Scheme has organised a performance of Bella: Queen of the Blackfriars Ring at Cotherstone Village Hall on Saturday, February 8. The show starts at 7.30pm. To book tickets call 01833-650827.

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CHURCHES MEETING: The annual meeting of Churches Together in Gainford takes place at St Osmund's Centre on Wednesday, January 29, starting at 7pm.