WIRRAL's Race For Life events in aid of Cancer Research UK take place this weekend.

The Globe-backed fundraiser, taking place in Birkenhead Park on Sunday (May 19) is open to people of all ages and abilities where mums, dads, sons, daughters, grandparents and friends can choose from 3k and 5k events. To enter, visit raceforlife.org   

Book fair

WIRRAL Book Fair will take place at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton this Saturday (May 18).

It promises 'books for all tastes and ages, pockets and purses'. There will also be a chance to meet Cathy Roberts, author of The Mersey Moggies.

Refreshments will also be available. Admission Free.

Further details from Literally books@gmail.com or 07914737887.

Band in park

ELLESMERE Port Concert Brass Band is playing in the Upper Park at Ashton Park in West Kirby on Sunday (May 19) from 2-4 pm. Entry is free. The Tea shop will be open for refreshments.

Family history

WIRRAL Pals is the title of Peter Threlfall's talk to Bebington Family History Group next Monday (May 20) at St. Barnabus  Hall, Bromborough. It starts at 7.30pm. 

The Bebington group meets on the fourth Monday of every month. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Get creative

ART classes are at Newton Village Hall on Mondays from 2.30-4.30pm and 7-9pm and Wednesdays from 10am-noon. For details, email nigelmorris@hotmail.co.uk or call 678 0834.

Bowls club

WEST Kirby Prom Bowls Club is looking for new members. Sessions are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Details from 0151 625 5158.

Lever exhibit

AN exhibition showcasing 40 pieces of women’s artwork dating from the early 1800s to the 1980s is on view at Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight.

Another View: Landscapes by Women Artists is on display until August 18.

Wirral Globe: Sample of artwork on display in 'Another View: Landscapes by Women Artists' exhibition at Lady Lever Gallery in Port Sunlight Sample of artwork on display in 'Another View: Landscapes by Women Artists' exhibition at Lady Lever Gallery in Port Sunlight (Image: Craig Manning / Newsquest)

Featuring work by artists such as Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), Ingrid Pollard (b. 1953) and Dame Ethel Walker (1861-1951), the showcase considers how artists have used their practice to explore the issues of their day, asking questions about class, gender, politics, and more through their depictions of landscape.

Entry to the exhibition is free. For more details go to liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/anotherview .

Get snappy

HESWALL Photographic Society meets on Friday evenings at St Peter’s Church Hall in Lower Heswall (7.30pm). Details from heswallphotosoc.co.uk

Greasby bowls

GREASBY Ladies Bowls Club is looking for new members with or without experience to join the club. Interested? Call 07772991348 for details   

Bands’ call

WIRRAL Pop Orchestra is looking for new members.

Its repertoire includes pop, cinema and musical theatre. It rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10pm at St Anne’s Parish Centre on Highfield Road in Rock Ferry.

Wirral Big Band also needs trombone and trumpet players. It rehearses on Monday evenings from 8pm to 10.30pm at the same venue.

If interested, email bformston@gmail.com.

Dance classes

CHILDREN’s ‘starter’ dance classes are at Merrall’s Dance Centre in Moreton every Monday from 5.15pm-6.15pm. Details from merrallsdancecentre.co.uk Folk club WALLASEY folk and acoustic club meets on the first and third Sundays of each month at Misty Blues on Manor Road in Liscard (7.30pm).

Over-50s swim

WIRRAL over-50s swim club meets at Calday Grange Swimming Pool every Friday (9 to 11am). Email wirraloverfiftiesswimmers@gmail.com tor taster session.

Country music

LEASOWE Castle Country Music Club meets on Thursdays at Poulton Vics Social Club, Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey (7.15pm to 11pm).

Piano bar

THERE is live piano music at the Mess Cafe at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton every Thursday night. Admission is free (7pm start).

The Fort Sessions’ - a night of live acoustic guitar and different singers each week - are at the venue every Friday (7pm).

Folk dancing

FOLK dance sessions are on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of every month at Victoria Hall, Bebington from 8pm-10pm. Details alexacharlottepenny@gmail.com

Ladies bowling

BEBINGTON Ladies Bowling Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 0151 608 8616.


FLEXERCISE - fun and friendly exercise sessions for over 60s - are every Wednesday (6.30pm) at St James’ Church Hall, New Brighton. Details from 07544 150112.

Anyone for ... ?

BADMINTON club nights are every Monday and Friday from 7.30pm until late at Upton Victory Hall on Salacre Lane in Upton. Details from Lauretta on 07936 293350 or lauretta.radcliffe@yahoo.co.uk

Tap dance

A MONDAY evening tap dancing class in Wallasey is looking for new members. Call Angela on 07786 360959.

Oxton U3A

OXTON University of the Third Age (U3A) holds fortnightly meetings at Trinity with Palm Grove Church, Alton Road, Birkenhead.

If you are interested and would like more details, email membership@oxtonu3a.co.uk

Got an event? Email craig.manning@nqnw.co.uk