A Spring Equinox party, featuring song, dance and poetry, will be held at the Old Church, Sacriston, on Sunday (March 23) at 5pm.

Exercise session: An exercise drop-in session for people aged 40-plus is held on Mondays in the Chester-le-Street Community Association’s centre on Newcastle Bank, Newcastle Road, from 1 to 2pm. The cost is £3.

History group: A history group meets at the Brockwell Centre, Pelton Fell, near Chester-le-Street, on Tuesday afternoons between 1.30 and 3.30pm. For further details about the group call the centre on 0191-389-3399.

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