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Cleadon WI will meet at 6.30pm tonight in All Saints’ parish hall. The group is planning an outing to Boundary Mills and the Waterford Arms in Seaton Sluice for a fish and chip supper later in the month.

The PCC for All Saints’ Church will meet in the Chapter House at 7.30pm tomorrow.

On Saturday, the Macmillan Cancer Support group will hold its regular coffee morning in the community room on Front Street from 10am to noon. There will be a raffle and plenty of goods for sale as well as coffee, tea, biscuits and a very warm welcome.

On Monday, the Married Couples Group of All Saints’ Church meets at 7.30pm. The speaker will be the Rev Vernon Cuthbert.

Monday will be the opening night for Cleadon Village Drama Club’s production of We’ll Always have Paris, by Jill Hyem. The play will be presented each evening until Saturday, October 24, at 7.30pm. Tickets at £6 are available by ringing 4470493.

The Adele Forrester School of Dance meets on Saturdays in All Saints’ parish hall. from noon to 4pm with a variety of dance styles for all ages. There is also a toddlers’ class on Wednesdays at 10.30am in Cleadon Village Methodist Church hall for children up to three years old. For more information ring 4261656.

A Slimming World class meets every Thursday at 9.30am in All Saints’ parish hall. The class is friendly and supportive to all who would like to lose some weight for Christmas. Just go along.

A beginners’ Pilates class is held in All Saints’ parish hall on Mondays at 7.15pm. Telephone 5192063 for more information.

Councillor Margaret Meling is available every Tuesday from 9.30am to 10am in the Community Room on Front Street to listen to any issues or problems. All residents of Cleadon are invited to go along and talk to her.

A Christmas Extravaganza is to be held in All Saints’ parish hall on Sunday, November 1, from 1.30pm to 6.30pm. The stalls include restored solid wood furniture, gift-wrapped jewellery, Christmas cookie mixes, leather goods, faux fur goods and fashion from the organisers, UWE Raw Cotton, fashion designers to some celebrities and royals. Admission is free with free tea and coffee.

Organisation of this year’s Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints’ Church is under way with many businesses and organisations agreeing to decorate a Christmas Tree in the style of a pantomime. The festival opens with a preview evening on Friday, November 27, when Compass Acapella, the Cleadon-based close harmony choir, will entertain in the church. The main event on Saturday, November 28, from 10.30am to 4pm, will be opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside with opening songs by a local choir, and later the prize draw will take place with some wonderful prizes. Draw tickets will be on sale soon. On the Saturday, there will be coffee, tea, soup, sandwiches and cake available during the day. The afternoon will also have children’s activities. A final viewing day will be on Sunday, November 29, when the church, chapter house, main hall and old schoolroom will be open from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.