GARDEN Farm and West Lane Community Association will hold its annual general meeting at the Garden Farm Hotel, Carlingford Road, Chester-le-Street, on Monday, May 12, at 7pm. This will be followed by a normal monthly meeting at 7.30pm, including a Police and Communities Together (Pact) meeting and a special discussion on the future of the association.

SOCIAL DANCE: The Indoor Bowling Club, Pity Me, Durham, is to host a social dance on Saturday, May 10, from 8pm to 11pm. Entry costs £2.50 at the door. All are welcome. For further details, call 0191-386-6921.

AFTERNOON CONCERT: The Active Life Centre at Coxhoe will host an afternoon concert tomorrow (Wednesday, April 30) at 2pm featuring Stardust, the Blue Moon Trio and Cameo. Tickets are £4 and can be booked by calling 0191-377-1789.

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TWO WALKS: Durham Ramblers will do a four-mile leisurely walk through Houghall woods, Durham, on Saturday (May 3) starting from the east end of Houghall Lane at Maiden Castle at 10.30am. Call Roger Carpenter on 0191-386-4511 or 07503-646-233. An eight-mile walk around Ramshaw and Cockfield Fell is planned for Sunday (May 4) starting at the Blacksmith’s Arms, Spring Gardens, at 10.30am. Call John Albery on 0191-384-3164 or 07975-958-560.

FOREST GARDENING: Durham Organic Gardeners’ Association will host a talk by Rachel Benson, from Old Sleningford Farm, near Ripon, titled Forest Gardening at Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, on Wednesday, May 14, at 7.30pm. There will be homemade preserves. All are welcome. Entry is free.