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

Date published: 11 October 2018

Avenue Q, Care and Carers’ Fair, Spritual Extravaganza, BHG Rock Machine Night, Oktoberfest Fundraiser, Comedy Night, Rochdale Sixth Form Open Day, Organ Concert, Gospel Choir, Harvest Celebrations and Live Music - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.

  • Events happening all weekend

Spiritual Extravaganza: Mind, Body & Spirit Fayre – Norton Grange Hotel, Sat 13 & Sun 14 Oct, 10am – 5pm

Plenty to explore with exhibitors offering all types of therapies, healing and retail stands with Psychics, Mediums and numerology readers. Talks and demonstrations throughout.

WAMDS present Avenue Q – The Curtain Theatre, Fri 12 & Sat 13 Oct, shows start 7.30pm

R-Rated puppet show telling the timeless story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world.

Avenue Q Review:

Oktoberfest Fundraiser – Middleton Cricket Club, Fri 12 & Sat 13 Oct, 4pm – late

Oompah band, special beers, fancy dress competition and a guaranteed fun time for all.

  • Friday 12 October

Voices For All Colour Yourself Calm – Brentwood Day Centre, 10am – 12pm

Fun support group to help with the stress of day to day life.

Care and Carers’ Fair – The Lighthouse Project, Middleton, 11am – 3pm

A chance to see many service providers all in one space. Ask your question, find out what care services are available and what the costs are.

Spiritual Extravaganza: Medley of Mediums – Norton Grange Hotel, doors 7pm

An evening of clairvoyance with 3 fantastic mediums, providing messages from your loved ones and lots of laughter.

Soul at the BBC – Bamford Bowling Club, 7.30pm

With guest DJ Lester Wardle.

An Evening with Lee Sharpe and more – Rochdale Cricket Club, 7pm

Evening with former Manchester United and England footballer Lee Sharpe, brilliant comedian and impressionist Mike Maguire and Gary Rowntree as host. Plus an auction.

Soul Revolution – Brickcroft Social Club, 7.30pm

12 piece band live on stage playing non-stop soul plus a disco.

Live Music: Groove Encounters – The Flying Horse, live from 10pm

Grooved up Funk and funked up Pop this Friday.

Live Music: BHG Rock Machine (Rock Night with 3 Live Rock Bands) – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am

Featuring Tomorrow is Lost, Tantrum and The Sour Heads.

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

  • Saturday 13 October

Rochdale Sixth Form College Open Day – 10am – 2pm

Find out more about the range of opportunities sixth form can offer you and gain an insight into courses, enrichment activities and support we provide.

Coffee Morning – Smithy Bridge Methodist Church, 10.30am – 12noon

In aid of Guide Dogs, there will be cakes and crafts and puppies in training!

Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day – 10am – 4pm

Come to our open day where you can stretch the legs of your locos.

Story Telling – Falinge Park, 11am – 12noon

Free books available for children under 8 years old to improve ability and encourage more enjoyable reading.

Don’t Miss This Lunchtime Organ Concert – Rochdale Town Hall, 12noon

Renowned organist Gordon Stewart makes a welcome return, guaranteeing a lively concert in the most splendid surroundings.

Rochdale AFC v Doncaster Rovers – Crown Oil Arena, 3pm kick off

Sky Bet League One match.

Lancashire Night – St Thomas Church, 6.30pm

A reet good Lancashire neet with vocal and guitarist group Amiche. Hotpot supper and dessert provided.

Celebration Gospel Choir – New Life Centre Milnrow, 7pm – 9pm

Visiting Rochdale for one night only, this is a ‘must not miss’ event!

Pole 2 Party Showcase – Bo-Jangles Theatre, 7pm

Featuring Blush Dance & Fitness Manchester students and instructors, join us as we party to the sounds of the 80's, 90's and 00's!

Ceili in aid of St John’s Church Heritage Lottery Bid – St Gabriel’s RC Primary School Hall, 7.30pm – 11pm

Attempting to raise £50,000 towards securing the funding to restore the church to its previous state. Fun for all the family.

Comedy Night with Rob Rouse, Eleanor Tiernan + Guests – Rochdale Sports Club, doors 8pm

The laughs will be coming thick and fast at our comedy night with various special guests.

Live Music: Soul City Sounds – The Flying Horse, band live from 10pm

Join us for another night of Soul and Motown!

Live Music: The Killerz – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am

As close as you can get to the real Killers.

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

  • Sunday 14 October

Holingworth Lake Craft Fair – Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, 11.30am – 3.30pm

Lots of stalls selling handmade items and you can have-a-go at activities.

Friends of Bamford Bulb & Daffodil Planting – The Green, opposite Tesco Express, 1pm

Volunteers needed for a bulb planting activity. Contribute to enhancing your local community.

Harvest Heroes – St Peter’s Newbold, 2.30pm

Crafts, treasure hunt, games and a reminder of the harvest heroes from the story of Ruth in the Bible.

Independence Day Concert – Rochdale Ukranian Club, 3pm – 5pm

Autumn concert celebrating the 27th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence.

Bards of the Baum Folk 'n' Poetry Night – The Baum, 7.30pm

All are welcome to either read, play, sing or simply make up the audience. Your own or others' works both acceptable.

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

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