FARMERS’ MARKET: In Stone High Street on Saturday starting at 9am. This is one of the best Farmers’ markets in the area.
WALKWISE: Walking for health in Stone - Stafford Borough Council organizes a number of weekly, led walks, tailored to the ability of the walkers. These take place on Tuesday mornings with a choice of two walks. On alternate Tuesdays there is a car share to Wildlife Trust sites and local nature reserves. Contact 01785 813604 or 01785 811227.
SOCIAL DANCE: At the newly refurbished St Dominic’s Social Club on Saturday from 8pm until 11pm. The dancing is Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Cash bar is available.
Further details from Patrick, 01785 714787.
SIGNPOST CENTRE: This is a drop-in centre for all. The main purpose is to offer hospitality and support or give access to computers, printers or provide help and advice. There is also free tea and coffee. In Stone the Signpost Centre is in the Frank Jordan Centre and is open every morning except on Thursdays from 9.30am until 1pm. Contact 01785 812417.
BINGO: In St Dominic’s Social Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm. Open to everyone. Cash bar available.
DROP INN CAFÉ LUNCHES: In St Michael’s Hall on Tuesday mornings 11.30am until 1pm. Soup, sandwiches, tea and coffee - reasonably priced - are available. The Ladies’ Guild work hard to provide this facility.
ST MICHAEL’S AND ST WULFAD’S CHURCH: On Saturday there will be a spring-clean of the church. Any help you can offer, even if just one hour, will be gratefully received. If you can help please contact Nicola Abbott, 01785 814134.
ALZHEIMERS DROP-IN CLUB: Is held at Christ Church Centre in Stone every Thursday morning from 10am until 12noon in an informal setting so that carers and people with dementia can make contact with others in the same boat. Alzheimer’s patients and their carers are welcome for coffee, chat and social activities. Contact Stella, 01785 603707.
STONE STROKE CLUB: Meets at Little Stoke Cricket Club, Uttoxeter Road, on Wednesdays from 10.30am until 2.30pm. Lunch is provided and transport is available if required. The activities on offer are games, quizzes and recreational exercises. Speakers give talks in the winter, and outings are arranged in the summer. Contact Stella, 01785 603707.
CAR BOOT: At Walton Community Centre on Sunday April 13 from 8.30am until 12 noon.
Inside, with table provided, is £5; outside £4, please provide your own table. Contact Andrea, 01785 813461.
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING: On Tuesday April 15 at 7pm the General Purposes, Planning and Estates committees meet. This is also when the next Mayor and Deputy are nomnated. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Entrance is via the rear of the building, and turn right at the top of the stairs. Members of the public are not allowed to speak unless they have given three weeks notice to the Town Clerk. Contact, 01785 619740.
TOWN COUNCIL ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING: On April 24 in Stone Railway Station at 7pm. The public are welcome to attend and can ask any questions after the report is given; usually followed by tea and coffee. Contact 01785 619740.
STONE TOWN LIBRARY: From March 31 for one week, Christ Church Academy will have some of their work on display.
STONE RECORDED MUSIC SOCIETY: Meets tomorrow evening in the building behind Walton Community Centre, commencing at 7.30pm. Brenda Sergeant will narrate the theme “Have You Heard This Before”. Contact Geoff Owen, 01785 817402.
STONE RAMBLERS’ GROUP: Sunday Craven Arms – Stokesay Castle leaving Westbridge Park 0900, contact 01785 284359. Thursday April 10, Combs and Combs Moss, leaving Westbridge Park 0900. Also Tutbury – Hanbury, leaving Westbridge Park 0930, contact 07776 196552. Saturday April 5 - Saturday April 12, Ramblers’ Holidays in Spain.