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Post plum pudding plod with the Lions!

People who want to work off some of the Christmas excess can take part in Stone Lions’ post plum pudding plod on Tuesday 28th December. The Lions’ third annual sponsored walk is based in Yarnfield and Swynnerton, starting at the Labour in Vain pub in Yarnfield. The long route, around 5.5 miles, will take walkers across beautiful countryside, several stiles, along country ...

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Craft fair at Aston Marina

Aston Marina holds its last craft fair of 2010 on Saturday 18th December – and it’s a great chance to grab some unique Christmas gifts from a range of Staffordshire makers. The marina has been holding craft fairs for the last few months and they have proved popular events, with the marina’s canalside cedar houses used to great effect to ...

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Monica to open final Advent Window

Stone’s Big Issue seller Monica has been chosen to open the final Advent Window on Christmas Eve. The final window will be opened at Christ Church, in Christ Church Way, on Friday 24th December at 11am. This will be preceded by a carol parade through the town which will stop at the other 23 Advent windows. It starts at 9.30am ...

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Christmas party time with The Formula

Stone band The Formula have a special Christmas party gig at The Lamb in Walton on Saturday 18th December. Starting at 9pm at the pub in Eccleshall Road, The Formula will be joined by two female guest vocalists for the performance. The feel-good band play covers from a huge range of rock bands – everything from The Who, The Faces ...

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Drinkers have Christmas all wrapped up!

Drinkers at The Royal Exchange had their Christmas shopping all wrapped up on Saturday – and the charity present wrapping service is being repeated on Saturday 18th December! For a donation to Stone’s multiple sclerosis charity SAMS, customers at the pub in Radford Street can have their presents wrapped while they enjoy a drink and a bite to eat. There ...

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Stone centenarian to open Advent Window

Birchill and Watson chemist on the High Street have invited their oldest customer, 101-year-old education award-winner Lilian Ward, to open their Advent shop window on Monday 13th December. In the build-up to Christmas 24 shops, businesses and organisations will each decorate their shop on the theme of a carol, which will be unveiled on a different day in December. Lilian ...

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Christmas tree festival at St Michael’s

A Christmas tree festival is being held at St Michael and St Wulfad’s Church over the weekend. Schools, charities, community groups and organisations from across Stone have been busy decorating their trees for the festival, which takes place at the church in Church Street from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th December. The trees are available to view between 10am and 4pm ...

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Christmas disco party at The Den

Stone’s youth cafe for young people is holding a Christmas disco party on Friday 17th December. The party takes place at The Den – based in the Frank Jordan Centre in Lichfield Street – and entry is free for 12 to 17-year-olds, with 18-year-olds paying £1. The Den is run by a group of young people and is supervised by ...

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Car boot sale at Langtrys pub

Langtrys in Oulton Road is holding a car boot sale on its car park on Sunday 12th December between 9am and noon, with hot breakfasts available inside the pub. As well as the car boot stalls, a falconry experience stand will be there on the day featuring some of the birds of prey. Call the pub on 01785 813583 to ...

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Stone Soul Club’s end-of-year bash

The Christmas spirit will be very soulful indeed at Stone Soul Club on Saturday 11th December. The night of the very best Northern Soul and Motown is at St Dominic’s Social Centre, Station Road, from 8.30pm till late and admission is just £2.50. It’s been another great year for Stone Soul Club, which celebrated its seventh anniversary in November with ...

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