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Chance to draw top models

Chance to draw top models

Wanborough: The next farmers market is on December 20 from 9am to noon in the village hall

Farmers market

Swindon: Wessex Male Voice Choir’s Christmas Concert will be at St Mark’s Church in Church Place at 7.30pm on December 19

Christmas song

Chiseldon: The renovations to the Holy Cross Hall that were due to have taken place in August have been rescheduled to take place in the first two weeks in January and two to three weeks in August 2015

Holly Cross Hall renovations rescheduled

Chiseldon: People can take their children to Holy Cross Church Hall on December 23 at 10am for a Christingle-making session

Christingle- making session

Swindon: The Storehouse Church Car Boot and Christmas Bazaar will take take place from 10am until 3pm on Saturday at the Church of Prophecy, in Beechcroft Road

Car boot sale

Hook: Riffs Bar, in Greatfield, will host a Christmas Shindig from 7pm tomorrow night

Chrissy shindig

Swindon: The weekly Community Tea Bar event will take place at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, in Moredon Road, between 10am and 4pm tomorrow

It's tea time

Chiseldon: The next meeting of Chiseldon Gardening Club wil take place at the Chiseldon House Hotel on Wednesday, January 14

Chiseldon Gardening Club

A family Christmas carol service will take place at the Kings Christian Centre, in King William Street, from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Sunday

Christmas carol service

Covingham: Swindon Council has refused planning permission to change the use of a car park in Covingham Drive to a site for a hot food vending van.

Swindon Council refuses planning permission for car park conversion

TOWN CENTRE: The Swindon and District Samaritans want to recruit more volunteers to man their telephones

Volunteer's plea

Swindon: The weekly Haydon Health Walk will set off from the Haydon Centre, in Thames Avenue, at 9.45am tomorrow

Your weekly walk

Stratton: The Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool Association is keen to hear from anyone who could spare time to volunteer

Pool appeal

Swindon: Thermographic Consultancy has become the latest business partner of UTC Swindon, which opened in September

Thermographic Consultancy becomes latest business partner of UTC Swindon

Swindon Council has refused planning permission to change the use of a car park in Covingham Drive to a site for a hot food vending van

No to food van

1st Eldene Brownies has spaces for girls aged between seven and 10 to join their ranks in January

Join Brownies

The Post Office in the Co-op will be closed from 5.30pm on January 6 to 1pm on January 16 while refurbishment works are carried out

Post Office closed for refurbishment

Brush up your figurative drawing skills

Brush up your figurative drawing skills

The Adult Panto: Aladdin Trouble, will be at the Wyvern on January 9 from 7.30pm

A cheeky panto

Old Town Comedy Club takes place at Suju on January 8 from 8pm

Old Town Comedy Club

Visually- impaired people in Swindon are being reminded that they can receive a weekly digest of news and features for free

Listen to news

Families looking to get festive in the days up to Christmas could head along to a song service at the bandstand in the Old Town Gardens next week

Band plays on

Chiseldon House Hotel Wedding Show takes place on January 4 from noon to 4pm

Calling all brides to be

Annual homeless shelter Christmas Care is in need of donations to help support the town’s most vulnerable people between Christmas Eve and December 28

Help homeless

Residents are being urged to nominate the services they have most valued for the Public Health Awards

Name the best

The Food Champions team at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is helping people to grow and cook their own food

Food champions help you grow your own

Studley Grange Butterfly World near Wroughton has welcomed some new guests in time for Christmas

Turkeys pay festive visit

Wiltshire Sight, a charity supporting people affected by sight loss in Swindon and Wiltshire is looking for trustees

Wiltshire Sight seeks trustees

Volunteers are needed to help with story and rhyme time at Penhill Library on Tuesdays from 2.15pm to 2.45pm

Volunteers needed at Penhill Library

A pair of skis have been found in a park in Highworth

Pair of skis found in Highworth park

Swindon Council is inviting bids from organisations interested in taking a lease of the former NSPCC premises at Atworth Close

Swindon Council invites bids for lease of former NSPCC premises at Penhill

Volunteers are being sought to help run children’s story sessions at Penhill Library

Tell a good story at Penhill Library

New members are being sought for Wroughton Dance Group

Try out dancing at Wroughton

Tribute bands Oasish and Stereotonics will be performing at The Vic from 8pm on Friday

Oasis and Stereophonics tribute bands at The Vic

The free memory group will run at Purton Library, in the High Street, from 11.30am to 1pm on Thursday

Stories and poems with Purton memory group

Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be performed by WADHAMS at Ellendune Centre, Wroughton, on Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears on stage

The farmers’ market returns to Wanborough on Saturday, December 20

Find festive gifts at farmers' market

There will be a coffee morning on Thursday, December 11, at Upper Stratton Library, in Beechcroft Road from 10am

Coffee morning at Upper Stratton Library

The Wessex Male Voice Choir will take the stage for a Christmas concert in Swindon on Friday, December 19

Christmas concert at St Mark's

Bargain hunt at Rumble in the Jumble sale

Bargain hunt at Rumble in the Jumble sale

Helen and Douglas House needs volunteers

Helen and Douglas House needs volunteers

A production of White Christmas is taking place at Swindon Arts Centre at 7.30pm tomorrow

White Christmas at arts centre

WORK to install new drainage in Scarborough Road is set to be completed on December 15

Scarborough Road drainage work completion date

Outdoor nativity

Outdoor nativity

A family concert

A family concert

A healthy day

A healthy day

Carols and festive fare

Carols and festive fare

Make panto date

Make panto date

Church puts on a festival

Church puts on a festival

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