●● MART Rodger and Manchester Jazz will be back playing at the Poynton Legion Club on George’s Road West from this month.
From January 18 the band will be there on the third Monday of each month starting at 7.30pm. Entrance is £6. Future dates include February 15, March 21 and April 18. ●● THE Marionette Theatre Company will present its production Winter Strings at the Civic Hall on Saturday January 16 at 2pm.
The members, who range from primary school age children to pensioners, have been involved in designing, developing and performing for this 10-act variety show.
Tickets are £4.50 and £3.50 for concessions.
For further information and to reserve tickets contact 01625 872368 or email Horsman_jf@ msn.com. ●● THE Poynton Ceilidh is to take place at Poynton Community Centre on January 23.
The traditional Gaelic dance and music event will feature performances from Tumbling Tom, Fiona Rigg and Les Ord.
It runs from 8pm to 11.30pm.
Tickets £8, under 16s are £4.
To book in advance visit www. poyntonceilidh.co.uk. ●● SPEAKERS lined up by Worth Probus this month will talk about Robert Burns and Eddie Stobart.
George Eccleston will speak to the group about Robert Burns: His Life and Loves on January 14, while Sheila Dale will speak on The Eddie Stobart Story.
The men’s group meets at St George’s Church Hall in Poynton at 2pm every week.
They have speakers on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2pm. ●● PLANS have been submitted to Cheshire East Council for a rear extension at Birchside, Towers Road.