MARTIAL ARTS: Tai Chi for Health classes are held from 10am until noon on Fridays in the Biddick Arts Centre. For details call 0191-219 3455.

YOUNG PLAYERS: A junior drama club meets from 5pm to 6.30pm on Wednesdays in Springwell Village Hall.

FAMILY NIGHT: Washington Community Centre is holding a fundraising family disco from 6pm to 9pm tomorrow.

QUIZ TIME: The Woodlands in Rickleton Village now holds a quiz night at 8.30pm on Sundays.

VILLAGE FUN: There will be karaoke, a quiz and games in Springwell Village Hall lounge tomorrow, from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets cost 50p. The centre will hold its annual meeting on Monday.

BUS USERS PANEL: Bus company Go North East, is looking for volunteers to help establish a stakeholders' panel in Washington.

COMEDY SHOW: Mike Milligan stars in a comedy night at Biddick Arts Centre, next Friday, starting at 8.30pm.

ART TALK: Sheila Browbank will give a talk about encaustic art to Washington Station Women's Institute on Tuesday, March 18. The group meets in the Bridge Women's Centre, Columbia, at 6.45pm.

INNER WHEEL: Ruth Bond, regional co-ordinator for holidays for Children from Chernobyl, will discuss her work when she addresses the Inner Wheel Club of Washington in Usworth Church Hall, on Monday, at 7.15pm.

FREE COURSES: Washington Church of Christ and Age Concern are offering free courses in drawing and painting on Tuesdays and knitting and sewing on Wednesdays in the Church of Christ Building, Oxclose Road, Columbia. For details call Michelle Thomas, on 0191-416 1300, or Alan Murton, on 0191-416 8608.

FOLK NIGHT: Grace Notes will be the guests of the Davy Lamp Folk Club, in Biddick Arts Centre, at 7pm tomorrow.

WOMEN'S SERVICE: Dinah Gollan is the speaker for the Women's World Day of Prayer meeting today, at 2pm in Holy Trinity Church, High Usworth. Soloist Nancy Brigg will be accompanied by organist Norma Kirkbride during the service.

LOSE WEIGHT: A Slimming World class is held on Mondays at Usworth Top Club. The class starts at 7pm and for details call 0191-415 1425.