FOOD TALK: Stanley Men's Thursday Club will hear about food additives from Ken Schofield, an industrial chemist, at 10.30am next Thursday, in the Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley.

BOOK WALK: A six-mile literary walk to Derwent Reservoir, led by Maurice Holliday, will start at 10am tomorrow, from the main car park in Blanchland.

CHAMPION COURSE: A Community Learning Champions Certificate course, costing £30, is starting on Wednesday. To join, call Anne Westgarth on (01207) 583174.

BRUVVERS PLAY: Joe Brown and his Bruvvers will perform at the Empire Theatre, Consett, on Saturday, March 15, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10.

MP SURGERY: MP Kevan Jones will hold a surgery from 10am to noon, on Saturday, March 15, at Stanley Hall. Appointments can be booked on 0191-371 8834.

CIRCULAR WALK: Dara Dastor will lead a four-mile walk around Lanchester, starting from the Malton picnic site at 10.30am on Tuesday, March 18.

DONOR SESSION: There will be a blood donor session from 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday, March 18, in Consett Methodist Church, in Tyne Road.

INSULATION GRANTS: Energy Services can offer insulation grants to the over-60s. For an information pack, call Audrey Stringer on (01207) 272292.

SHINE ON: Brendan Shine will perform at the Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley, at 8pm on Wednesday. Tickets are £8.