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Sunday Dances at the Adelaide Suite on the 1st & 3rd Sundays in the month. Doors open at 7.00pm and dancing will start at 7.30pm. See Poster and visit the website here.

Thursday 20th November - Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting at KIng George's Hall, Blackburn at 3:00pm

Saturday 22nd November - Hewlett Court Christmas Fair. £1 entrance fee, Tea/Coffee/Mulled wine at just 50p, they'll have stalls and lots of other Festive fun, all in support of our very own Hewlett Court. You may even get chance to see Charles Ward dress up as Santa Claus again (the beard is fake but the belly is completely real). If you can support the event, please do, it will be a very worthwhile visit, particularly for those who may not have seen the fantastic facilities at first hand. See poster.

Tuesday 25th November - East Ribble District Visit to Ecclesholme at 7:00pm. Eccleshome is one of our beneficiaries from 2015 Festival and the visit will be a wonderful opportunity for Charity Stewards, Festival Representatives, Masters in Office, Principals and any other brethren or companions who would like to join us to see what our fundraising is doing. The tour takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes where you will be able to see the impressive facilities and the care and dedication of the Ecclesholme team. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions. If you, your Worshipful Master, Principals, brethren or companions would like to join us please inform Mike Stubbs or Ian Johnson or Dave McGurty by email or telephone.

Saturday 29th November - Bank Terrace Lodge No.462 Ladies Evening, to be held at the Adelaide Suite, Accrington Masonic Hall. A Champagne Reception at 5.30 for 6pm, five course evening Banquet Dinner with Barbara's Famous Cheese Table, Table Magician, Ladies Gift, Prize Raffle Draw and Vocal Entertainment with Disco and Dancing till late. See poster.

Sunday 30th November - The Lodge of Confidence are having a Sunday Lunch at the Adelaide Suite. The event will open at 12 noon and a delicious buffet lunch will be served at 1pm. We would love you to join us in our festive celebrations. See poster for details and booking.

Sunday 7th December - The East Ribble District Carol Service at Holy Trinity, Oswaldtwistle at 2:30pm. See poster.

Sunday 7th December - Rhyddings Lodge Christmas Lunch. We would be delighted if you would join us for an afternoon of festive fun. Tickets are available from Barbara at Adelaide Street or from Susan Royle on 01254 608832. See poster.

Monday 12th January 2015 - Clitheroe Fellowship are holding their regular meeting at West Bradford Village Hall and on this occasion they will be donating a total of £500 to local charities.

Friday 23rd January to Sunday 25th January 2015 - The Chadwick Weekend. See poster.

Friday 27th February – The Victory Lodge Annual Race Night is to take place at 7:30pm at Blackburn Masonic Hall. Proceeds from the Race Night are to be donated to the 2015 Festival.
The tickets cost £12 per person which includes:- Entry, Supper and a Race card with all the information for the evenings’ events. The theme of the evening will be “Ladies at the Races” and there will be a prize for the best dressed. There will be 8 races. A single bet is £1. It is not essential to bet on every race, or even at all! If anyone merely wishes to join us for the chicken and chips supper and to simply soak up the atmosphere of an evening of fun and laughter I feel sure they will have a very enjoyable time.  
We also need, and would appreciate, Race Sponsors; a vital part of the evening. Sponsorship is a golden opportunity for those with businesses for example, to give their support, and we in turn name a race after the Sponsor and promote them on the evening in the Masonic Hall.
Contact Phil Beaumont on 07867 976636 or email See poster.

Friday 27th February 2015 - the Emulation Lodge of Improvement Annual Festival at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London. See poster.

Thursday 15th January 2015 - The Education and Development Committee are pleased to announce a series of workshops to assist in developing the skills and knowledge of Lodge and Chapter Treasurers. The workshops will be presented in an informal and interactive format by members of the Education and Development Committee, including an experienced Treasurer with a financial management background. They will be advising on the role of the Treasurer, introducing the new Treasurers handbook and providing examples of suitable record systems, procedures and statutory requirements. Three workshops will be held throughout the Province, located on the basis of geography and convenience of travel as shown below: Workshop 3 - at Rossendale MH, Ashday Lea For Lodges and Chapters meeting at Bury, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Padiham, Whalley, Accrington, Clayton le Moors, Clitheroe, Blackburn, Blackburn School, Darwen and Rawtenstall. The workshops will start at 7.00pm and are considered suitable for all Treasurers and Treasurers elect and have the full support of the APGMs and District Chairmen

Thursday 29th October 2015 - The Festival Dinner will be at the Reebok in Bolton. Ladies do not have to qualify as stewards, but brethren do to qualify for tickets. To be a steward a brother needs to have donated £75 to the Festival and purchased a Festival jewel at a cost of £20.

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Attention Lodge Secretary's and Chapter Scribe E's
Please Email the details of your Lodge/Chapter Ceremonies and Special Occasions to :-

Sid Jenkinson
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