DURHAM Ramblers will hold a leisurely four-mile walk along Durham City’s riverbanks on Saturday (March 1). The walk starts at Old Shire Hall, Old Elvet, Durham, at 2pm. For more information, call Roger Carpenter on 0191-3864511 or 07503-646233.

DEMENTIA CAFE: The Alzheimer’s Society will hold a Dementia Cafe in Belmont Parish Hall, Broomside Lane, Belmont, Durham, on Thursday (February 27) from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Guests can share their experiences of dementia and seek advice from the charity’s staff. For more information, call 0191-389-0400.

SHOPPERS’ SERVICE: The 73rd monthly Shoppers’ Service will be held in St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Coxhoe, on Saturday (March 1) at 10am. The speaker is lay preacher Steve Mallinson, of Peterlee.

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SPINNING DAY: The Durham Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers will hold a ‘have-a-go spinning day’ at St Oswald’s Institute, Church Street, Durham, on Saturday, March 15, from 10am to 4pm. A selection of spinning and weaving equipment will be available. There will be a small charge for the buffet lunch. For more information, call 01388-817404.

FLOWER CLUB: Durham Flower Club will meet in the community hall, Sherburn Village, near Durham, on Thursday, March 6, at 2pm. Amelia Forrester will give a demonstration titled My Love of Flowers. Visitors are welcome. Entry costs £4. Annual membership costs £25. For more information, call 0191-383-0577.

TRAFFIC LIGHTS: A set of traffic lights for a pedestrian crossing of the A167 near St Monica Grove, Neville's Cross, Durham City, have been removed so the crossing can be upgraded, local county councillor Nigel Martin has said. The lights have not been removed permanently, but will be back in a few days.