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There will be a family fireworks display at Houghton Rugby Club in Dairy Lane on Sunday, kindly sponsored by Town Centre Citroen and DS. Gates open at 5pm for a 7pm start. It will be an organised display with funfair and amusements and sound and music by Sagittarius with refreshments available throughout. Admission is adults £2 and children £1. No sparklers are allowed.There is car parking available at the adjacent Kepier School.

Dairy Lane Care Centre is holding a spooky Halloween party from 2pm tomorrow with food, party games and other attractions. Visitors are welcome with proceeds for the residents’ additional amenities funds.

Chairman of Houghton Older People’s Enterprise, the Reverend Alf White, will present another of his wide selection of interesting talks at the meeting at 1pm in the Methodist Church hall on Thursday.

The Racecourse Community Association on Burdon Avenue is holding it’s autumn fair from 11am on Saturday, featuring stalls of cakes, white elephant, craft, books, name the dolls and other attractions. Admission is free but children must be accompanied by an adult. Further details from Ann on 5847973.

Houghton and District Rambling Club will be walking around Harewood with the coach leaving the Broadway in front of St Michael’s Parish Church at 8.30am. Further details from leader John Roughtledge, phone 5286966, or secretary John Conder on 3856551.

The Sunderland Group of the Ramblers’ Association are walking around Wolsingham To The West on Wednesday, November 4, meeting in the Demesne picnic area at 10.30am with leader Brian Myers. Phone 01642 313446 for details.

There was a joint meeting of Sunniside Women’s and Men’s Fellowships. Jean Shotton led prayers and a discussion on the Need for Change.

The speaker at Houghton Methodist Women’s Fellowship was Doreen Blackwell, from Murton, with her interpretation of various passages in the Bible and was thanked for her thoughts by leader Judy Tasker.

Several members of Easington and Peterlee Rotary Club visited the Houghton Club meeting in Chilton Country Hotel to listen to speaker Anne Pickering, from Bishop Auckland Club, give an illustrated talk on the Rotary International supported charity Hope And Homes For Children, which helps children in deprived countries avoid falling into institutionalisation in orphanages and other establishments and give then an opportunity for independence, education and family life. Anne received donations of £75 from each club towards the charities’ funds.