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Featured events

Help with tendering
15 November 2017
We are holding a series of FREE workshops to support local businesses bid for future opportunities with us.
Rochdale Christmas Market and lights switch-on
25 November 2017
Festive food, drinks, gifts, family entertainment and of course Father Christmas - as we light up Rochdale.
Rochdale Music Service Christmas Cracker
03 December 2017
Come and join the 450 children taking part in Rochdale Music Service’s 24th Christmas Cracker day. There are 3 concerts throughout the day with plenty of chance to sing and join in.

More events

Armed Forces veterans
29 June 2017
9am-10am, every Thursday. Breakfast costs just £2.50.
Code Club, Alkrington Library
09 September 2017
10am-11am, every other Saturday. Code Club is a nationwide volunteer-led coding club for children in Key Stage 2.
Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
11 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday. Come along to our FREE sessions.
Code Club, Littleborough Library
11 September 2017
4pm-5pm, every other Monday. Term time only. Learn how to use a computer, laptop, ipad or tablet in our FREE classes.
The Freedom Programme for women - Castleton Children’s Centre
14 September 2017
9.30am-11.30am, Thursday, 14 September - Thursday, 30 November 2017. An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!!
Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday.
Lego club, Alkrington Library
18 September 2017
6pm-7pm​, third Monday of the month. Calling all Lego fans!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library!!
The Freedom Programme for women - Derby Street Children
25 September 2017
1pm-3pm, Monday, 25 September - Monday, 11 December 2017. An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
02 October 2017
2pm-3.30pm​, fortnightly on a Monday. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an avid knitter, bring along your wool and your needles and enjoy a cup of tea with our lovely knitting group.
Lego club, Middleton Library
06 October 2017
4pm-5pm​, first Friday of the month.
Futures Club
23 October 2017
9.30am-1pm, every Monday. Futures Club is an informative drop-in session for care leavers.
Xmas Shoe Box Appeal 2017 - Smithy Bridge Library
26 October 2017
9am-5pm, Thursday, 26 October 2017 - Thursday, 23 November 2017. Xmas Shoe Box Appeal 2017 for children in war-torn countries.
Card-making class, Spotland Library
31 October 2017
2pm-4pm, every Tuesday. Make beautiful hand-crafted cards to take home. Each session costs £3.50 with all materials, envelopes and instruction provided.
Games club, Heywood Library
03 November 2017
1.30pm-3.30pm, first Friday of the month. Come and join our small, friendly Games Club. Board games to suit everyone or bring your own.
Help with tendering
15 November 2017
We are holding a series of FREE workshops to support local businesses bid for future opportunities with us.
Rochdale-in-Stitches at Spotland Library
18 November 2017
10am-12noon, first and third Saturday of the month. A new group at Spotland Library for people who enjoy cross-stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, or who would like to start.
National Carers’ Rights Day
24 November 2017
Do you have a family member, friend, neighbour, child who cannot manage without your support? If the answer is yes then come along, this day is for you.
Rochdale Christmas Market and lights switch-on
25 November 2017
Festive food, drinks, gifts, family entertainment and of course Father Christmas - as we light up Rochdale.
Foster with Rochdale drop in information event at Rochdale Christmas Markets
25 November 2017
Give childhood a chance. Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
Foster with Rochdale drop in information event at Tesco Middleton
27 November 2017
Give childhood a chance. Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
Mindfulness colouring session, Alkrington Library
27 November 2017
Wanting to clear your head? Come along to our adults only Mindfulness Colouring sessions at Alkrington Library.
Video making skills
30 November 2017
Learn the basics of video making in a 1 day workshop!!
Dickensian Murder Mystery
02 December 2017
What the Dickens is going on? Let us transport you back to Victorian England for our Dickensian Christmas Crime where all of your favourite characters come to life...and at least one of them ends up dead!!
Rochdale Music Service Christmas Cracker
03 December 2017
Come and join the 450 children taking part in Rochdale Music Service’s 24th Christmas Cracker day. There are 3 concerts throughout the day with plenty of chance to sing and join in.
Foster with Rochdale drop in information event at The Beach
03 December 2017
Give childhood a chance. Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
Festive refreshments afternoon, Smithy Bridge Library
04 December 2017
A Christmas Organ Concert - presented by Jonathan Scott
13 December 2017
Jonathan Scott presents a special Christmas organ concert in the Victorian splendour of Rochdale Town Hall.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Heywood Library
14 December 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Coffee and carols
14 December 2017
A coffee morning with festive music, readings and refreshments. Donations of groceries and cash for Rochdale Foodbank gratefully received.
Wizard Academy - slot 1
16 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.
Wizard Academy - slot 2
16 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.
Wizard Academy - slot 3
17 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.
Wizard Academy - slot 4
17 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.
Foster with Rochdale drop in information event Costa Coffee
19 December 2017
Give childhood a chance. Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
Foster with Rochdale drop in information event Costa Coffee
09 January 2018
Give childhood a chance. Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
07 October 2018
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.