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There will be free sessions of Mini Tennis, Cardio Tennis, Junior Tennis, Tennis Xpress and Disability along with refreshments, along with the Mayor of St Helens cutting the ribbon on the Club’s new courts.

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BIg CHAnCE FOR LOCAL PERFORMERS Music and dance groups are being invited to stake their claim for a place at St Helens Live 2014. eight slots are up for grabs between April and December as St Helens Council looks to build on the success of last year’s event – which raised the profile of many community organisations taking part. To apply for a place at St Helens Live 2014, contact events Assistant John Herriott on 01744 671746 or email johnherriott@st helens.gov.uk RAInFORD PARISH CHuRCH SHOP Parish Hall, Rainford 10th May & 12th-16th May Open: 10am – 4pm daily Closing at 2pm on the 16th Purses at the ready! everything for the house and garden will be on sale. Teas and light lunches available TATTOn PARK COunTRy SHOW Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6Qn Sat nav: WA16 6Sg 17th -18th May Set in the beautiful parkland at Tatton, this family-oriented Country Show really will have something for everyone, with a range of arena entertainment including The Knights of the Damned

ST HELEnS SInFOnIETTA Harp & Flute Recital 17th May, 7.30pm united Reformed Church For tickets call Lyn Wallace on 01744 600 846 or 0791 4114635 or send a cheque (payble to St Helens Sinfonietta) and SAe to 61 Clarkes Crescent, WA10 5eA

ST HELEnS DETECTIVE CLuB St Helens Central Library 4.45pm-6.45pm Alternate Mondays, starting 19th May Looking for new members! The St Helens Detective Club wants to gather enthusiasts to explore the 'Golden Age of Detective Fiction.' This group will explore the great authors, stories, logical deduction and creative writing - and encourage participants to work together to write their own mystery, set in Central Library. The workshops will culminate in a mystery for the public to solve in the autumn, when the public will be invited to solve clues in the library, through social media and online - before revealing who they think was the culprit. For more details visit www. detectiveclubpresents.com or call 01744 677087

RAInFORD TEnnIS CLuB Open Day Rainford Tennis Club Jubiliee Recreation ground Church Road, Rainford St Helens, WA11 8HE 18th May, from 12pm Free entry, all welcome, as part of the national Great British Tennis Weekend. The day will be an opportunity for the local community to come and try the facilities and we will also be officially opening our new courts at 2pm.

SHEEP SHEARIng Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6Qn Sat nav: WA16 6Sg 24th-25th May, 1.30pm See our sheep being sheared ready for the start of summer. Local sheep shearer David Norcott will be shearing some of our flock daily, so don't miss this opportunity to see them shed their woolly coats. Normal charges and opening times apply

Jousting Team, Terrier Racing, Birds of Prey Flying Displays, Traditional Punch & Judy, Have-A-Go Dog Scurry and much much more including skilled craftsmen demonstrating their rural skills. There will also be a delightful range of Arts, Crafts and Gift Marquees; the event will be fully catered and their will be a licensed bar. open 10am - 5pm. Adults £7.50, Concessions £6, Children (5-16) £3, Family (2 adults and 3 children) £19. www.oakleighfairs.co.uk. Tel 01206 263088

LIBRARy ATTRACTIOnS Moss Bank Library, Bowness Avenue 23rd May, 10.30am Postman Pat Read and Rhyme Time. 27th May, 2.30pm Spiderman Crafts 30th May, 10.30am- 12noon and 2pm-3.30pm Big games Day. For more details call 01744 677988 Billinge Library, Craft Session every 4th Thursday in the month 10.30am CLASSIC CAR SPECTACuLAR Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6Qn Sat nav: WA16 6Sg 31st May-1st June The 28th year for one of Britain's best and most popular classic car events. Around 2,000 Classic, Saloons, Coupes, Convertibles, Performance and Super cars are on show and around 90 of Britain's top club displays including Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes Benz, Ford and many more classics from yesteryear COFFEE MORnIng Rainford Parish Hall 7th June 10am-12 noon To raise funds for the Christmas Street Market PILKIngTOn MuSICAL THEATRE COMPAny The Addams Family Theatre Royal, St Helens 15th-17th October Ticket/enquiries telephone Jean on 01744 882628. The first adult company to perform this show in the Northwest

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