ART COURSE: Derwentside Leisure Department is holding Painting in the Park from 10am to 11.30am for eight to 11-year-olds, and 12.30pm to 2pm for 12 to 14-year-olds, on Saturday, January 25, in Consett Heritage Park.

Places can be booked on (01207) 218014.

MARKET CHARITY: Derwentside Market Traders Association raised £200 for each of the following charities: Consett Alzheimer's Society, Macmillan Nurses and Salvation Army.

FAMILY TREE: A free, introductory class on tracing your family tree will be held from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday, January 29, in the Consett YMCA building. For more details call Billy Robson, on (01207) 502680.

CONCERT DATE: A concert is being given by the Cobweb Orchestra from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, January 25, in Dipton Community Centre.

AGE TALK: The Stanley Men's Thursday Club will hear from Alan Hewitt, of Age Concern, at 10.30am next Thursday, in the Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley.

BOAR MUSIC: Eric and the Vikings will play at the Blue Boar, Stanley, on Saturday, at 8pm.

BIG SOUND: Consett Empire presents Big Band Crazy with two bands at 7.30pm on Wednesday. Tickets are £12 and £10.

GIVE BLOOD: The National Blood Service is holding a donor session from 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday, January 28, in Consett Methodist Church.

CEILIDH NIGHT: A ceilidh night is being held by the North Country Dance Band at 8pm on Friday, January 24, in the Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley. Tickets cost £5, concessions £4.

UNITY SERVICE: A Christian Unity service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, in East Stanley Methodist Church.

HELP WANTED: St Mary's RC Parish Church in South Moor is looking for volunteers to help with the Sunday Children's Liturgy Group.