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Swap till you drop at swap shop

A swap shop is being held in Stone on Saturday 13th November where people can take along unwanted items and swap them for something they do want. Organised by Transition Stone, the Swap ’til You Drop event takes place at St Dominic’s Social Centre on Station Road from 10am to 2pm. On entry, people will be given a swap token for ...

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November’s Jazz Club bands revealed

The acts for November at Stone’s excellent Monday night Jazz Club at the Vine Inn on Oulton Road have been revealed. 1st November: Cool School 8th November: Night Sessions 15th November: Charlie Wright / Archie Cotterill Trio 22nd November: Just Friends 29th November: Frank Nicholls Quartet Entry is free, although you will be asked to buy a raffle ticket to ...

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Stone Master Marathoners’ Flying Fox race

Stone Master Marathoners have organised a ‘Flying Fox 10’ race, which starts at 11am from All Saints First School in Standon on Sunday 7th November. Described as a challenging but scenic one-lap course, the race starts at 11am from the Standon school, which is off the A519 Newcastle to Eccleshall road. You can enter online here. Entry is £10 for affiliated ...

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Halloween craft fair at Aston Marina

Aston Marina is holding a special Halloween craft fair on Saturday 30th October. As well as the wide range of craft stalls in the marina’s cedar houses, there’s face painting, a fancy dress competition, owls, tarantulas and snakes – and lots of pumpkins. Entry is free and there’s lots of free parking. The marina is on the A51 Lichfield Road. ...

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Halloween fun at the Royal Exchange

There’s a night of Halloween fun at Titanic’s Royal Exchange pub in Radford Street on Saturday – for children and grown-ups. The Wicca Men will be performing a live set from 8.30pm and there’s a prize for the best Halloween fancy dress outfit. Children who visit with their parents/carers between 5pm and 7pm will get a Halloween goody bag. The ...

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Christmas floral design workshops

Stone florist Alison O’Mara has revealed the autumn and winter workshops at her floral design studio in Radford Street – with the focus on teaching people to create special seasonal designs for Christmas. Christmas Extravaganza in Four Weeks: Tuesday 23rd and 30th November, 7th and 14th December, 6.30pm to 9pm, £175 Each week you will create a seasonal design for ...

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Natural Health Fair in November

A Natural Health Fair will be held at the Crown Hotel in the High Street on Saturday 20th November. There will be lots of stalls, a whole host of therapies to try out and plenty of talks and workshops from 10am to 4pm. There will also be a raffle on the day, with all proceeds going to Stone multiple sclerosis ...

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Live music night at The Den

There will be a night of live music on Friday 12th November at The Den, Stone’s excellent youth cafe for young people. The Den – on Lichfield Street – is run by a group of young people and is supervised by adults, giving youngsters in Stone somewhere safe to meet up. The live music night from 7pm will feature young bands and ...

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Free half-term arts and crafts at Stone library

Stone library is hosting free arts and crafts sessions for children during the October half-term school break. There’s a pottery painting workshop on Monday 25th October from 2pm to 3pm, and a crafts workshop on Friday 29th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Call the library on 01785 354135. Click here for A Little Bit of Stone’s guide to half-term and Halloween ...

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Murder mystery evening at Walton Community Centre

There’s an evening of murder and mystery at Walton Community Centre on Saturday 30th October as Stafford Players perform ‘Who Killed Lady Limp Rist?’. Tickets cost £12.50 and include a three-course meal and complementary drink on arrival. The evening starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available from the office at Walton Community Centre or by calling 01785 811653.

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