WHITWORTH Church at Whitworth Park Estate, near Spennymoor, is holding a service of harvest praise at 3pm on Sunday, September 6, followed by afternoon tea. All are welcome.

PROM CONCERT: Fishburn Brass Band will perform marches from the Last Night of the Proms and music from popular shows and films at Spennymoor Town Hall. The concert takes place on Saturday, October 26, with doors opening a 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets cost £7 or £6 for concessions and are available at the town hall. Alternatively, call 0191-384-4731 or 01388-817589.

REVISED HOURS: The new opening hours of the Miners Welfare Recreation Ground in Chilton are 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and closed at weekends, until next April. For further information contact Chilton Town Council on 01388-721788.

GARDEN CLUB: The next meeting of Bishop Auckland Hospital Garden Club will take place at 8.15pm on Tuesday, October 1, at the Hospital Club on Escomb Road. The meeting will review a recent produce show, which raised £400 for Butterwick Hospice. All are welcome.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Stalls can now be booked for Trimdon Village Hall’s Christmas Fair, which takes place from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, November 30. The fair features craft stalls, entertainment and an appearance by Santa. Admission to the public is free. To enquire about booking a stall contact trimdonvillagehall@hotmail.co.uk or call 01429-881948.

ART CLASS: Painting for Pleasure, an art class for all abilities, meets at Trimdon Grange Community Centre on Kielder Drive from 1pm to 4pm on Thursdays. Each session costs £3.50.

SHED CRIME: Numerous sheds have been broken into in Newton Aycliffe during the last week and an unknown person has been seen rummaging through gardens in the Stephenson Way, Greenfield and Woodham areas of the town. A go cart and large skittles were also stolen from a shed at Stephenson Way Primary School. Police are warning residents to be extra vigilant when securing their property. Anyone with information should contact PC Mike Welch on 101.