JAZZ CLUB: The Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club will hold a lunchtime session for jazz fans and novices at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, in Larchfield Street, Darlington, on Saturday, May 3, between 12.30pm and 3pm. The event will feature US pianist Jeff Barnhart, supported by John Hallam. Entry is £10 on the door.

WARD SURGERY: The councillors for the Haughton North and Haughton West wards will hold a joint surgery for local people at Asda, in Whinbush Way, Darlington, on Saturday, May 3, between 10am and 11.30am.

WRITING CLASS: Novelist John Dean will present a day-long masterclass in crime writing as part of the Darlington Arts Festival on Saturday, May 3, between 10am and 4pm at the Friends Meeting House, in Skinnergate, Darlington. The class costs £25 and can be booked by emailing deangriss@btinternet.com or calling 07889-554931.

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BIKE COACHING: A session in the core skills and techniques of mountain biking, aimed at riders aged nine and over will be held at West Park bike track, organised by 4Motion Darlington. The class will be held on Saturday, May 3, between 2.45pm and 3.45pm and costs £2. Email enquiries@4motiondarlington.org for more details.