DARLINGTON and District Soroptimists invited Hummersknott Academy students to provide the musical entertainment at their annual tea party for residents of Dalkeith House on Saturday (March 15).

Instrumentalists James Henderson and Richard Smith and solo singers Mira Wrightson and Bethannie Smith performed a varied programme.

The Soroptimists served sherry, tea, scones and cakes to nearly 30 residents.

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WOOD CLUB: High Coniscliffe Woodcarving Club meets most Tuesdays in High Coniscliffe Primary School, near Darlington, between 7pm and 9pm. New members of all ages are always welcome. No previous experience is necessary. New members get four introductory sessions free. Children under the age of 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Current members are aged between eight and 80.

FINE ART: Thomas Watson Auctioneers, in Northumberland Street, will be offering free appraisals of antiques and fine art on Wednesday, March 26, between 9am and 5pm. For more information, call 01325-462559 or visit the website thomaswatson.com

SPORT CAMP: Paul Bielby Sporting Academy is running a multi-sport camp, during the Easter holidays, at Longfield Academy. Sessions run from April 14 to 16 and cost £6 per day. All abilities welcome. To book, call 07956-914478.