MUSIC SOCIETY: The Christmas meeting of the Darlington Recorded Music Society will take place on Wednesday, December 19, in the Harroway Room of Elm Ridge Church, on Carmel Road South, at 7pm. The meeting will include Spirit of Christmas by Anne and Arnold James. Entry is £2. For more information call 01325-464786.

HISTORY MEETING: The Darlington Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, December 19, for a meeting that will include a talk by Paul Frodsham on Archaeology of the North Pennines. The group meets at the Friends Meeting House, in Skinnergate, at 7.30pm. Call 01325-720919 for details.

FOLK CLUB: Darlington Folk Club will meet on Thursday, December 20, for the last session of 2012 in the Copper Beech, on Neasham Road, Darlington, at 8pm. The meeting will combine the club Christmas party with an open mic session.