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Demonstration for flower club members
8:00am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
PAM ALEXANDER, from Morpeth, showed members of Darlington Flower club how to create a table arrangement using chicken wire, bark and candles at a recent meeting. A club spokeswoman said: “This was a complete surprise to everyone who took part in the workshop. It was amazing how she created such an excellent arrangement from unusual materials. It was a really cheerful and enjoyable afternoon with pleanty of laughter and chatter by all members taking part. Pam was very patient and gave a time for each process involved.” The next meeting of the club will take place at 2pm on Wednesday, September 4, at St Cuthbert’s Church Centre, Market Place, Darlington. Area demonstrator Val Guest, from Hurworth, will give a demonstration entitled “Tantilising Textures”. For more details, call Christina Steel on 01325-374732.
TEA DANCE: A ‘Tea and a Twirl’ event in aid of the Darlington and District Samaritans will be held at Darlington College on Saturday, September 21, from 2pm to 4pm. Tickets cost £10 and include afternoon tea, a glass of fizz, music and a raffle. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNCIL MEETINGS: Darlington Borough Council committee meetings resume next week following the summer break. A licensing committee meeting will be held on August 27, at 9.30am, followed by the planning committee at 1.30pm the following day and efficiency and resources scrutiny committee at 9.30am on August 29. All meetings will be held at the town hall.
WEIGHT LOSS: A 12-week weight loss challenge will be held at Bondgate Methodist Church, starting on Tuesday, September 10, at 6.30pm. Fitness classes for all ages will also start in the church on the same day, at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01325-480429.
BOOK WORMS: Eager readers have accelerated into a celebrated multi-millionaire’s club. Avid bookworms at Darlington School of Mathematics and Science have read more than 27 million words in a scheme designed to encourage and develop pupils’ reading skills. The accelerated reading programme sets targets for pupils and challenges them with online quizzes after they have finished each book, moving them on to the next level when they achieve three perfect test scores.
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