Darlington and Spennymoor Budgerigar Societies are to hold their first joint show at Greenfield Comprehensive School, Newton Aycliffe, on Sunday, July 14.

The show will be open to the public from 2pm to 4pm. For further information contact Brian Cowe on 078760 27071.

SUMMER FAIR: A summer fair is being held at All Saints Church, Ferryhill, on Sunday, at 2pm. Proceeds will go to church funds.

FUNDRAISER: Darlington CMS Association is holding its summer event in St Cuthbert's Church Hall, Darlington, on Tuesday, at 7pm.

CHURCH SALE: St Paul's Church, Spennymoor, is holding a nearly new and jumble sale in the parish hall on Tuesday, at 7pm.

COFFEE MORNING: A coffee morning will be held at St Clare's Church Hall, Newton Aycliffe, on Saturday, at 10am. All proceeds will go to church funds.

COMPUTER COURSE: A one-week intensive computer literacy and information technology course is being held at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Darlington, next Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm each day. The course costs £78 and students need to have a basic knowledge of computing. For details call (01325) 461315.

CHURCH LUNCHES: St Mark's Church, Eldon, is serving lunches on Saturday, July 13, from noon to 2pm.

TRUST MEETS: Sedgefield Primary Care Trust holds its next board meeting next Thursday, at 2pm, in its offices at Green Lane, Spennymoor. The meeting is open to the public.

POTS STOLEN: Two green plastic plant pots with plants were stolen from the front garden of a house in Eden Drive, Sedgefield, between 9pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Three more pots were stolen from the rear garden of the house the following night.

ART FESTIVAL: The residents of Westbrook Villas, Darlington, have "rescued" the endangered wildlife sculptures which recently featured in the Darlington Community Carnival. They will be on display during the Westbrook Villas Arts Festival on Sunday, from noon to 4pm. Entry is free although contributions will be accepted for Mind, the mental health charity.

VOLUNTEERS CALL: The Darlington branch of Age Concern needs volunteers to give one or two hours for its flag day collection in the town centre on July 27. To volunteer or for details call Elizabeth Lynn on (01325) 362832.

SOCKS THEFT: Six pairs of children's sock were stolen from Woolworths, in Newton Aycliffe, between noon and 12.15pm on Tuesday.

VILLAGE EXHIBITION: Displays of wartime memorabilia and royal celebrations will fill Frosterley Village Hall for the 27th annual exhibition, which will be open over the three weekends from July 13 and 14, between 1pm and 5pm.