ST JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH: The church continues to worship and hold services in Walton Priory Middle School, Stone, and holds a coffee morning on the third Saturday of every month in the Girl Guide HQ, Westbridge Park, from 10am until 12noon. The next one is on February 15. There is usually a sales table and funds raised go towards Mission and the Church.
ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: The Stone and District Branch Annual Dinner will take place at Stone Golf Club on Wednesday March 5 starting at 6.45pm. The Annual General Meeting will be on Monday March 10 at 7pm in The Pheasant, Old Road. Membership is open to all ex-RAF (including National Servicemen), WRAF, PMRAFNS and members of the public interested in supporting the aims of this, the largest single-Service organisation in the UK. Contact 01889 505094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STONE WI CRAFT GROUP: Next meets on Wednesday morning, February 19, in Stone Library, 10am until 12noon. Prospective members are welcome to attend. The members are designing a table cloth to embroider to celebrate next year’s 100 years of Women’s Institute. Contact Mrs Whittle 01785 615855.
STONE LIBRARY: Free exhibition of mixed media work by the Urban Arts Centre.
THE BLUE DIAMONDS SQUARE-DANCE CLUB: meets on Thursdays upstairs at St Dominic’s Social Club, Station Road, at 8pm. New members are always welcome. Admission is free to prospective members and no prior experience is necessary. Contact 01785 811876.
STONE AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB: Following the monthly luncheon held at Stone Golf Club on Monday February 3, John Olsen took over from John Copeland as President for the coming year. John Prew continues as Secretary and Ken Walker as Treasurer. The next Ladies’ lunch will be held on April 7 at Yarnfield Park Conference Centre.
U3A STROLLERS: The meeting point is at Walton Community Centre on February 19 leaving at 0930. The area is Berry Fields, Longton, area; the length is 3 miles, easy to moderate going. If sharing transport please offer a contribution towards fuel. Contact Chris/Barbara, 01782 311779
ST MICHAEL’S HALL: The trustees and management committee are hosting a quiz evening on Saturday February 22 at 7.30pm to raise funds for the hall. Teams can be up to 6 in number. Cost is £6 per person and includes light refreshments. There will be prizes for winners and a booby prize for the losers. To book your team/individual place contact Nicola Abbott, 01785 814134.
STONE RECORDED MUSIC SOCIETY: Meets in the building behind Walton Community Centre on Friday February 21 at 7.30pm. There is an interval for light refreshments and social chat. The evening usually ends around 9.40pm. Stan Russell will narrate the theme, “Jazz Swing Big Band?”. Contact Geoff, 01785 817402.
VALENTINE’S EVENING: Tomorrow evening there will be a Valentine-themed evening, Country and Western Style, in the President’s Hall, Walton Community Centre, 7.30pm. Tickets £7 adult, £3 children aged 5-15, and includes buffet supper with tea, coffee or soft drinks. Alcoholic drinks can be taken in personally. Entertainment will be Pete Cash and singing duo Inkahoots. Fancy dress welcome. Funds raised go to the Royal British Legion. Ticket event contact Pam 01785 812561.
CAR BOOT: On Sunday at Walton Community Centre 8.30am until 12noon. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available. To book a table, inside £5, contact Andrea, 01785 813461.
TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD: Next meeting Wednesday February 19 at 2.15pm in Bromfield Court. Nutrition for the over 50’s will be discussed by expert, Sue Kingman. Light refreshments available. New members welcome; contact Pam, 01785 812561.
STONE RAMBLERS’ GROUP: Sunday, Ilam-Stanshope, leaving Westbridge Park 0930, contact 01785 817164. Also Eccleshall, leaving Westbridge Park 0930, contact 01785 750356. Thursday February 20, Sutton Figure-of-8 Walk, leaving Westbridge Park 0900, contact 01785 750356.