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Christmas craft fair at Aston Marina

There’s a Christmas craft fair at Aston Marina on Sunday 28th October. The monthly craft fairs have been running for a few months now at the popular marina on the A51, but this is the marina’s first fair to be held on a Sunday. It follow’s October’s successful Halloween craft fair, which saw face painting, a fancy dress competition, owls, ...

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Talk on trees at St John’s

A talk on trees – and how they grow so old – is the next event from the Stone group of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. The illustrated talk by Keele University’s Dr Peter Thomas takes place at St John’s Church in Longton Road on Friday 26th November at 7.30pm. Admission is £2.50 for adults / 50p for children – call 01785 ...

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Christmas fayre: Christ Church Middle School

Christ Church Middle School in Old Road holds its Christmas fayre on Friday 3rd December between 6pm and 8pm. Attractions include tombola, raffle, homemade cakes, refreshments, hog roast, books, DVD’s, fun games, craft stands including aromatherapy, jewellery, cards and much more. All funds raised will go to the school’s PTA. Email alittlebitofstone@gmail.com if you’d like your school Christmas fayre featured on ...

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Brass band concert at Christ Church

Christ Church hosts the Vision Brass ensemble in a special concert on Saturday 20th November. The group has travelled extensively, performing a mix of army, sacred and secular music in concerts, festivals, open-air concerts, “cabaret-style” evenings and even at the opening of the new International Headquarters of the Salvation Army. Later this year they release their second album, Amazing Grace. The ...

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Sixth form open night at Alleynes

Young people looking to go to sixth form in September 2011 can find out more about what’s on offer at Alleynes High School at a special information night. The school, in Oulton Road, is holding the open night on Tuesday 23rd November between 6pm and 8pm to show prospective students its sixth form facilities. Call the school on 01785 354200 ...

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Get some colour in your garden this winter

There’ll be lots of top tips to get some colour into your garden this winter at Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society’s Gardening Club on Monday 15th November. Duncan Coombs from Pershore College will talk about winter colour at the Christ Church Centre in Christ Church Way at 7.45pm. Admission is just £1.50, which includes refreshments. Call 01785 812097 for more ...

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Revellations Choir set for Christmas performance

Members of Stone’s Revellations Choir are busy rehearsing for their Christmas concert in December. The concert takes place at St Michael’s Hall in Lichfield Street on Saturday 11th December. Tickets will be available from the Home and Colour Centre in the High Street at £5 (which includes a glass of wine) and all funds raised from the concert will go ...

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The Vine holds air ambulance fundraiser

The Vine Inn in Oulton Road will be raising money for the Midlands Air Ambulance at a special fundraiser on Saturday 13th November. From 9pm there will be quizzes and raffles, as well as music from vocalist/guitarist Ian McKenzie. It is not always fully appreciated that Midlands Air Ambulance is funded solely by the public and local businesses. It receives ...

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Snow White drops in to farmers’ market

The young Stone actress who’s taking the title role in Stone Revellers’ Christmas production of Snow White was at the farmers’ market on Saturday 6th November to promote the show. Along with other Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs cast members, 16-year-old Leah Stubbs – a student at St Dominic’s Priory School – was handing out flyers and chatting to ...

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