Our guide to what you can do in and around the Borough this weekend
Date published: 18 May 2017
Walking Festival: Littleborough to Newhey via Blackstone Edge and Piethorne Reservoir
Walks, Live Music, RADARS Flea Market, Cycling Challenge, Brass Band Concert, Open Days - lots to do round the borough for all the family.
- Friday 19 May
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.
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.
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
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
The Flying Horse - New Identity, The Flying Horse Hotel
Live Music......New Identity Come and enjoy some great live entertainment!
For a full list of Friday's events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary
- Saturday 20 May
Walk in the Park for Charity, 10am, Heaton Park
Ethar Relief presents... A sponsored walk for the forgotten refugees of East Africa.
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!
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wizdom Pop Rock Trio, 9.00pm till 12.15am, Midland Beer Company
Live band playing Pop Rock covers something for everyone!
The Flying Horse – Grooveyard, The Flying Horse Hotel
Live Music......Grooveyard Come and enjoy some great live entertainment!
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.
For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary
- Sunday 21 May
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
Jazz on a Sunday: Dave Donohoe Band, 8.00pm, Newtown National Club
Ride Rochdale, Kingsway Park Sports Centre
We're running an accessible cycling event, offering an opportunity for disabled people to do a bike ride.
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)
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.
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
For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary
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