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Hendon Community Association will hold its AGM on Monday, November 20, at the centre, Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, at 6.30pm. Will all members please attend.

The History of Whisky will be held at Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre tomorrow from 2.30pm to 4pm and 5pm to 6.30pm. Booking is required and tickets,£5, which include a glass of whisky, are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk. Join Whisky workshops including tasting, discovery and demonstrations. The session will begin with a history lesson, followed by whisky readings of smugglers’n shanties. Whisky gifts can be purchased at the workshop .

Tour and Tea will be taking place at the Quayside Exchange on Tuesday, October 25, from 1pm to 3pm. Tickets are £10, available from Living History North East, Donnison School Buildings, Church Walk, phone 0191 565 4835 or via Eventbrite. Take a guided tour of the building discovering it’s fascinating history followed by a lovely vintage afternoon tea.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society’s next meeting will be at the Tom Cowie Business Suite at Thornhill School on Tuesday, October 18. Doors open at 7pm, talk at 7.30pm. Phil Curtis will talk about The last department stores of Sunderland Non-members are most welcome. Please note the change of venue and ample parking is available.

On Thursday at 10am in Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre, Geoff Nash, a senior lecturer in culture from the University of Sunderland, will ask: How has the terrorist figure in literature changed over the last 100 years, and what does this tell us about ourselves and our society? This is part of Sunderland Literature Festival.

Nifty Fifties will meet in Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre on Thursday from 1.30pm to 3pm. Entrance is £2.50 which includes refreshments. Peter and Jemima – An Introduction to the Extraordinary life of Beatrix Potter will be the talk by Steve Watts, head of culture at Sunderland University. Ring 561 1235 for further info.

Sunderland Pianoforte Society will meet in the Sunderland Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, on Tuesday, October 18, at 7.15pm. Guest will be Mishka Rushdie Momen and her programme will include: Mozart: Fantasia in C minor K475. Janacek: Sonata 1.X. 1905. Beethoven: Sanata Op. 101. Schumann: Waldszenen Op.82. Schubert: Wanderer Fantasie D. 760. Membership costs £60, individual recitals £12.50 and accompanied children (16 and under) free. F/T students and those in receipt of unemployment benefit, £6.

History of Chocolate will be told at Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre on Saturday at 10.30am and 1pm. Tickets, £5, which include a glass of wine are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk. The workshop sessions will begin with a history lesson, followed by chocolate readings , followed by a truffle demonstration and tasting. Chocolate gifts will be available to buy.

Every Friday at The Salvation Army, Cairo Street, there is a free coffee morning from 9.30am to 11.30am, along with a table-top sale.

The Salvation Army, Cairo Street, is holding a Christmas fira on Saturday, November 12, from 11am to 2pm. Stalls will include, homemade bakery, refreshments, crafts, clothing, gift and much more.

Book a Christmas Victorian afternoon tea for you and your friends (six or over) at Donnison School on Friday, November 18, Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, as well as Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2, from 1pm to 3pm each day. Cost is £8. To book, ring 0191 565 4835.