DARLINGTON Film Club is hosting an exclusive showing of Invictus (12), starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, at the Forum, in Borough Road, at 7.30pm, on March 18.

Only 100 tickets are available for the screening, which is being held to raise funds for Darlington Rugby Club’s junior team and the Friends of the Forum.

Admission costs £5 including popcorn. To book, email darlingtonfilmclub@gmail.com

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HANDBAG AUCTION: A handbag auction will be held at Hall Garth Hotel, on Friday, February 28, in aid of St Teresa’s Hospice. More than 300 new and used handbags, including designer brands, will be auctioned. To register, visit mahoosivehandbagsauction.eventbrite.co.uk

FOOTBALL TRAINING: Spraire Lasses Football Club is inviting girls in years four and five to join in training on Saturday (February 15), from 10am to 11.30am at South Park, Lakeside Lodge, Parkside, Darlington. For more details, call Linda and Dave Scott on 01325-253581.

SILENT ROMANCE: A Charlie Chaplin character will be handing out red roses to female shoppers in the Cornmill Centre on Valentine’s Day, between 10am and 4pm. A raffle will be held for a two-night trip to Paris.

PARTY TIME: A party was held at Elderwood care home, in Westmoreland Street, on Tuesday (Febraury 11), after it was praised in a national care survey. Your Care Rating – the country’s largest survey of care home residents - found that  the home performs above the national average. The results from the survey found Elderwood received an overall performance rating (OPR) of 910 out of 1,000. The national average was 872 out of 1,000.