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The Dark Horses: Liam Morris, John Kirkham and Jon Tapp play an afternoon of acoustic country rock. Whittles, King Street, Oldham, OL8 1DP. From 3pm. Free. Call 0161 633 5468. Cheyenne Social Club: Whittles, King Street, Oldham, OL8 1DP. 9pm. Free. Call 0161 633 5468. Saddleworth Boxercise Club: Springhead Community Centre, Ashes Lane, Springhead. 7.45pm-8.45pm. £5. Call 07729 807625 or visit www.facebook.com/ Boxercisesaddleworth. Claire Mather – Sketches In Stitches: An exhibition in the Community Gallery, which features work by people or groups who live or work in Oldham, or whose subject matter relates to Oldham. Claire’s work is an exploration of drawing with stitch, based on local landscapes and architecture. Gallery Oldham, Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL. Until March 7. Jerwood Makers Open: An exhibition of makers awarded the Jerwood Makers Open commission that gives artists £7,500 each to develop new work. This year’s artists are ceramicists Hitomi Hisono and Matthew Raw, artists Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, glass artist Shelley James and spatial storytellers FleaFollyArchitects. Gallery Oldham, Oldham Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL. Until March 1. Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm, last admission 4.30pm. Free. Visit www.gallery oldham.org.uk. Church Coffee Shop: Friezland Parish Church, Church Road, Greenfield. 2pm - 4pm. Art Class: With Helen Slater. Grotton Pavilion, Grotton, OL4 5SF. 1.30pm-3.30pm. £10, pay on the day. Materials provided. Call 0161 620 2979, email helenslater email@example.com or visit www.helensart.co.uk. Exercise Classes: Zumba 7pm, Piloxing (fitness programme mixing boxercise dance and pilates) 8pm. Earl Mill 1st Floor Fitness Suite, Dowry Street, Oldham, OL8 2PF. Zumba £4, piloxing £4.50, both for £7. 07900 807777. Komayaka Karate Club: Greenfield Primary School, Shaw Street, Greenfield. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm. Ages seven and over. £4 per session. Yearly UKASKO/EKF membership £20. Call 0161 628 4170. 200 Years On Union Street: Objects and paintings from Gallery Oldham’s collections, charting the buildings and people that have shaped Union Street over the years. Gallery Oldham, Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL. Free. Until January 31. Call 0161 770 4742 or visit www.gallery oldham.org.uk. Designs On Our Future: Exhibition looking to the future, with updates on progress to bring the old library building back into use, architect’s drawings, photographs and poems. Gallery Oldham, Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL. Free. 0161 770 4742 / www .galleryoldham.org.uk. Oldham Youth Rockestra: No auditions required. For teenagers, from those with rudimentary music skills to more advanced players. Oldham Music Centre, The Lyceum, Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1QG. £39 per term. Sessions at 5pm-6pm and 6pm-7pm. 0161 770 5660 / music firstname.lastname@example.org. Ballroom and Latin: Dance class. Pure Dance Academy, 1a Cromford Street, Oldham, OL1 4EA. £4.50 or three classes £10. 8pm-8.45pm. Call 07896 257618 or visit www.pure danceacademy.co.uk. Stories and Rhymes: For under-fives. No need to book. Royton Library, Rochdale Road, Royton. 10am-11am. Free. Call 0161 770 3087. Children’s Drama Group: For ages four to eight. Ruby Slippers Drama Academy, Salvation Army, Oldham Road, Failsworth. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Call 07874 141552. Work Club: Drop-in club providing help with CVs and job applications. Lees Library Community Hub, Thomas Street, Lees, OL4 5DA. Free. 5pm-7pm. Call 0161 633 5764. Camera Club: East Oldham Methodist Church, Ripponden Road, Oldham, OL1 4ES (use side entrance). Free. 7.30pm. www.oldham camera club.co.uk. Street Dance – Boys: No experience required. Oldham Baptist Church, Chaucer Street, Oldham. Every Thursday. 4.15-5pm (ages five to seven years), 5pm-5.45pm (eight years plus). Call 07716 806641. Twinkle Twinkle Tune Time: Musical activity class for under fives. Also on Friday. Heyside United Reformed Church, Hebron Street. £3. 10.15am11.15am. Book in advance. 0778 6664207 / sing email@example.com. Springboard – Oldham Dementia Carers: A social meeting place for people living with dementia, carers, family and friends. Weekly. Downey House, St Paul’s Church, Church Street, Royton. Free. 10.30am12.30pm. 07541 705009. Bingo: In the lounge. Royton Band Club, Sandy Lane, Oldham, OL2 5QP. 8.30pm. No admission charge for members. Call 0161 624 7308. Teen Gym: Oldham Sports Centre, Lord Street, Oldham, OL1 3HA. Access to facilities for ages 13 to 15. Monday to Friday, 11am-noon and 4pm-5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 11am-noon. Call 0161 207 7000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oclactive.co.uk. Higginshaw Thai Boxing: For ages five to 15. £4. 6.30pm-8pm. Also Monday and Wednesday. Call 07988 823419 or email admin@higginshaw thaiboxing.co.uk.