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TEES Valley Housing Group has presented its annual awards for tenants' floral displays. Terry and Enid O'Hara of Phoenix Park, Middlesbrough, won the hanging basket and pots category and Jean and George Teasdale, of Old Convent Gardens, Middlesbrough won the garden award.
Art for all
STOCKTON and Billingham Art Society is showing its tenth anniversary exhibition of paintings at Billingham Art Gallery until October 16. Opening times are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Stars on screen
THE next film in Saltburn Community Arts Association Film Society's autumn season is The Importance of Being Earnest (Cert U) starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, at the community theatre on Thursday, October 7 at 2pm and 7pm, although you must join the society first. Call 01287 626995, weekdays 1.30 to 4.30pm.
Talk it over
Redcar and Cleveland ward surgeries scheduled for Tuesday are: Chris and Glynis Abbott (Newcomen) at the Lakes OAP Centre, Redcar, 6 to 7pm, Keith Blott (West Dyke) at Laburnum Road Library, 6 to 7pm and Alma Thrower (Westworth) at Margrove Village Hall, 5.30 to 6.30pm.
Come for a coffee
A COFFEE morning in aid of Zoe's Place will take place at Marske Leisure Centre between 10am and noon on Saturday, October 23.
ANIMAL welfare charity the PDSA is appealing for Teesside helpers. Call 0800 854194.
FRENCH lessons for beginners are being run at the TAD Centre in Middlesbrough. For details call Peter Samson on 01642 725267.
All about humanism
HUMANISM is the title of a talk by Ian Swales at a meeting of Cleveland Retired Men's Association, at 9.30am on Wednesday in Coatham Road Social Club, Redcar.
G & S night invite
ENJOY a night of Gilbert and Sullivan at the Yarm Fellowship Hall. The concert, featuring Rosedale Gilbert and Sullivan Society, starts at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 9. Tickets pounds 8, including buffet.