BACON FUNDRAISER: Residents at Greencroft Court retirement home, in Darlington, will host a Bacon Butty morning in aid of Sports Relief on Friday, March 21, between 9.30am and 11am. Scheme manager Chris Robinson said: “The tenants like to organise fundraising events as it’s their way of contributing. It is important for them to organise such meaningful activities as this boosts their mental and physical well being and, of course, it’s fun." For more information call Mrs Robinson on 01325-484155.

DRIVER ROADSHOW: Darlington Neighbourhood Police Teams will raise awareness of road safety with a roadshow at Morrisons Morton Park, in Darlington, on Saturday, March 15, between 10am and 2pm. The event will feature traffic vehicles, a motorbike section and the fire service, who will give demonstrations of cutting equipment. There will also be a driver simulator wearing beer goggles.

OPERA NIGHT: Cockerton Methodist Church will host A Night at the Opera with Opera by Design, featuring a selection of classic arias, in aid of Darlington Samaritans. The event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7.50 and £5 for concessions and are available from Cockerton Methodist Church, Darlington Samaritans or email

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JAZZ CLUB: Darlington Jazz Club will present its regular night of live music at The Forum, in Borough Road, Darlington, on Sunday, March 16. Doors open at 5.30pm, with music from 6pm. Entry is paid on the door.

FILM CLUB: Darlington Film Club will screen Escape from New York (15) at its latest meeting at The Forum, in Borough Road, Darlington, on Monday, March 17, at 8pm. Tickets are £3.