CHARITY BALL: A spring charity ball in aid of Children with Cancer will take place at Rockcliffe Hall Hotel in Hurworth on Friday, March 8. There will be a set three course meal by Michelin star chef Kenny Atkinson as well as live music, an auction and other entertainment. Tickets are £50 and can be reserved by contacting Paul Cook on 07967-262095 or

STORY CLUB: Darlington’s Crown Street Library will host a Saturday Story Club on Saturday from 10.30am. The free event features stories and craft sessions for four to seven-year-olds. For more details contact Suzy on 01325-349610.

EDDIE MARTIN: Blues man Eddie Martin and his band will play at The Forum as part of the Darlington R’n’B Club on Friday, March 1. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £10. For more information call 01325-363135 or email