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Our guide to what you can do in and around the Borough this weekend

Date published: 18 May 2017


Walks, Live Music, RADARS Flea Market, Cycling Challenge, Brass Band Concert, Open Days - lots to do round the borough for all the family.

Business Buddy BIG BREAKFAST, 8.00am, Springhill Hospice

Paul Hannah will be the guest speaker. Our corporate fundraising scheme ‘Business Buddies’ offers businesses in the community the opportunity to support a local charity and get something in return.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47023/events-in-rochdale/business-buddy-big-breakfast

Jake Owens & Tom Fernandez, 8pm - 4am, Empire Rochdale

R.O.A.R. Acoustic Duo @ Empire Rochdale. Free gig. Over two hours of live music. Jake plays guitar and main vocals, Tom plays the cajon drum and backing vocals.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47507/events-in-rochdale/jake-owens-and-tom-fernandez

Teddy Bears' Picnic, 1pm - 2.30pm, Littleborough Community Primary School Nursery

Bring your teddy along to join the fun at Littleborough Community Primary School Nursery. Session includes storytime and craft activities

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47877/events-in-rochdale/teddy-bears-picnic

Find out more about healthcare in Rochdale, 10.00am - 1.00pm, Number One Riverside

Held at Number One Riverside 10.30am-12.30pm, the monthly Governing Body meeting is where official business is discussed and formal decisions are made

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/48014/events-in-rochdale/find-out-more-about-healthcare-in-rochdale

The Flying Horse - New Identity, The Flying Horse Hotel

Live Music......New Identity Come and enjoy some great live entertainment!

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/48027/events-in-rochdale/the-flying-horse-new-identity

For a full list of Friday's events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/search?searchvalue=19-05-2017&searchtype=date

Walk in the Park for Charity, 10am, Heaton Park

Ethar Relief presents... A sponsored walk for the forgotten refugees of East Africa.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47990/events-in-rochdale/walk-in-the-park-for-charity

RADARS Flea Market Indoor Sale, 10.15am for disabled / 10.30am for everyone else, St Vincent de Paul's

As is usual, we want our events to build on our warm and friendly reputation, enable visitors to meet up and chat over a cup of tea and bacon butty, but also go home with a bargain!

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/45727/events-in-rochdale/radars-flea-market-indoor-sale

Rochdale Youth Brass Band Concert, 7.30pm, Bamford Chapel and Norden United Reformed Church

Also playing is the Dixie Band and Fanfare Team conducted by Cathie Brooks.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47576/events-in-rochdale/rochdale-youth-brass-band-concert

Walking Festival: Littleborough to Newhey Linear Manchester and District (20s and 30s) Walkers, 10:00am

A linear walk out of Littleborough to Newhey via Blackstone Edge and Piethorne Reservoir. Distance: 12.5 miles (challenging)

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47610/events-in-rochdale/walking-festival-littleborough-to-newhey-linear-manchester-and-district-20s-and-30s-walkers

Step Out for Stroke, 10.30am, Queen's Park, Heywood

This family fundraising event is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability and the charity is calling on people to register now and take part alongside local stroke survivors and their families.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47779/events-in-rochdale/step-out-for-stroke

Branches Christian Fellowship Open Day, 1pm to 3pm

To make it fun for everyone there'll be stalls, music, competitions, food, face painting and bouncy castle. All free of charge with small donation to charity for coffee and cake.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47916/events-in-rochdale/branches-christian-fellowship-open-day

Recruitment Open Day, 9.00am - 12.00pm, Northern Employment Services Ltd

Due to multiple job opportunities at a number of our clients we are holding a recruitment open day to fill a significant number of exciting vacancies across the North West.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47975/events-in-rochdale/recruitment-open-day

Gordon's Little Gardening Club, 9.30am - 11am, Gordon Rigg Garden Centre - Rochdale Branch

You can make your very own scarecrow at this week's gardening club. Perfect for adding some colour to your garden and keeping the birds away from your plants. You can take your scarecrow away with you and even enjoy a drink or biscuit while you make it.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47980/events-in-rochdale/gordons-little-gardening-club

Wizdom Pop Rock Trio, 9.00pm till 12.15am, Midland Beer Company

Live band playing Pop Rock covers something for everyone!

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/48010/events-in-rochdale/wizdom-pop-rock-trio

The Flying Horse – Grooveyard, The Flying Horse Hotel

Live Music......Grooveyard Come and enjoy some great live entertainment!

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/48028/events-in-rochdale/the-flying-horse-grooveyard

Kettlemania Comes To Rochdale To Fight Skin Cancer, Forever Strong Fitness and Performance

The event will consist of a 12-hour charity bootcamp at the Forever Strong fitness and performance gym, kettle-bell competitions, followed by an evening social at the Flying Racehorse.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/48033/events-in-rochdale/kettlemania-comes-to-rochdale-to-fight-skin-cancer

For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/search?searchvalue=20-05-2017&searchtype=date 

Open Days at The Ark Littleborough, Featherstall Road, 11am – 3pm

Come and see what has been going on in the old police station, with refreshments and a children’s entertainer to celebrate the new nursery’s opening

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47974/events-in-rochdale/open-days-at-the-ark-littleborough

Jazz on a Sunday: Dave Donohoe Band, 8.00pm, Newtown National Club

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/46077/events-in-rochdale/jazz-on-a-sunday-dave-donohoe-band

Ride Rochdale, Kingsway Park Sports Centre


​We're running an accessible cycling event, offering an opportunity for disabled people to do a bike ride.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/46749/events-in-rochdale/ride-rochdale

Walking Festival: Rochdale/Saddleworth Circular - Saddleworth Peds Walking Club, 9:45am, Meeting point: Ogden Reservoir car park

A walk taking in Denshaw, New Years Bridge Reservoir, Oldham Way, Pennine Way, Dowry Reservoir, Readycon Dean Reservoir, The Rams Head Pub and Piethorn Reservoir.
Distance: 8 miles (medium)

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/47611/events-in-rochdale/walking-festival-rochdale-saddleworth-circular-saddleworth-peds-walking-club

Lee Rigby Memorial Ride, 12.00pm, Rochdale Town Hall

Rigby's Guardians will once again host the Lee Rigby memorial ride starting at Rochdale Town Hall then riding through Heywood and Middleton to the cenotaph for Lee Rigby's memorial service.

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/48011/events-in-rochdale/lee-rigby-memorial-ride

Discover the Middleton buildings of Edgar Wood, 1.00pm - 2.30pm, Middleton Post Office

Discover the Middleton buildings of the internationally famed architect Edgar Wood. He designed over twenty buildings that survive today

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/48026/events-in-rochdale/discover-the-middleton-buildings-of-edgar-wood

For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/search?searchvalue=21-05-2017&searchtype=date

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