Dunston / Whickham.
Help take care of the Derwent Walk Country Park at a tree-thinning event on Saturday. You will be cutting down trees with saws and loppers, under the supervision of the countryside rangers, with lunch around a bonfire. Minimum age: 11. Bring a packed lunch. Book in advance on (01207) 545 212.
Piano Workshops take place at the Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library, tomorrow at 7pm. These workshops with tutor Venera Bojkova are open to pianists of all ages and abilities. Newcomers are welcome either as participants or observers. Cost: pounds 3 on the door. Details on (0191) 433 8420.
VAL MORAN, 0191 414 2128