Weekend Highlights

TOWN CENTRE: There’s the chance to grab yourself some bargains once more as the ever popular farmers’ market returns to Doncaster.

Stall holders will be out in Goose Hill again throughout Wednesday from 10am to 4pm and shoppers will be able to browse the usual selection of stalls with fruit and vegetables, meat and cheese and much, much more up for grabs. For more information contact 07778 485945.

ARMTHORPE: Get yourself in shape with a series of weekly fitness classes at Armthorpe Leisure Centre. Every Monday the centre in Mere Lane hosts a cardio rebounder class from 9.30am to 10.30am and an aerobics and step class from 5pm to 6pm. There’s legs, bums and tums from 6pm to 7pm and a core stability session from 7pm to 8pm. Finally, there’s a studio cycling class from 8.15pm to 9pm. Contact 01302 834268 for further details.

TOWN CENTRE: Renowned jazz band The Yorkshire Stompers will be in swinging action at the Conservative Club tonight, But missing from the line-up will be trumpeter Tony Smith who has broken a tooth. Dave Pogson will step into his shoes while on clarinet and saxes will be Frank Brooker, Eugene Farrar on trombone while slapping the double bass will be legendary Annie Hawkins. Richard Speight will be on banjo and Terry Binns on drums. Stomp-off is at 8.30pm. Admission £5 at the door.

WHEATLEY: Put your best foot forward for lunchtime dancing at Wheatley’s Parklands Ballroom. Every Friday and Wednesday lunchtime, the former ICI Sports and Social Club in Wheatley Hall Road hosts 50-50 social dancing to live music played by a resident organist. The dancing takes place from 11.30am to 3pm. Bar refreshments are available and admission fees, priced at £2.50 per person, go to charity. Contact Malinda on 01302 884707 for further details.

TOWN CENTRE: Make tracks for Doncaster Museum next Wednesday when the Chequer Road venue will be playing host to an illustrated talk. Graeme Coles will be discussuing the subject of The Story Of South Yorkshire Botany, tracing its history from the 16th century to the late 20th century. The talk takes place from 2.30pm and is open to the public at £1 per person.

TOWN CENTRE: Step back in time with a traditional afternoon tea dance at one of Doncaster’s most historic buildings. The Mansion House will be the venue for the dance, with organist Philip Randles providing the music. For tickets call into the council offices in Priory Place or call 01302 734032.