August 30 & 31, Alexandra Park opening celebrations: Events are taking place 2pm-8pm on Saturday 30th and 3pm-5pm on Sunday 31st. Alexandra Pakr will be showing off it's £5.5m regeneration and restoration works with two days of free sporting, cultural and historic attractions. Visitors can enjoy coached tennis sessions, historical displays and characters along with music, dancing, arts and crafts, wildlife activities and refreshments all set amongst the transformed park landscape.
September 1, Mini Explorers, The Hub at Alexandra Park, 10am-11.30am: Join Oldham Health Improvement Service each Monday for an adventure around the park looking for wildlife and getting involved in crafty activities. Get involved in songs and music time and learn more about the wildlife around us. Mini Explorers has a different theme each week, families can attend just one session or the whole 6 weeks, from getting sticky, leaf printing and hungry caterpillars your little ones will be entertained whilst learning about the nature that lives in the park. This event is free. For more information contact Oldham Health Improvement Service on 0161 621 7128 or
September 7 Salford Rangers event, The Crescent Meadows, 1-5pm: Join Salford Rangers, Red Rose Forest and Greater Manchester Ecology Unit for a community event at Crescent Meadows on Sunday 7th September 1-5pm. The event will include live bands, children's activities, food vendors and a bouncy castle. We will be at this event doing apple pressing!
Melody Memories: Come and join the sing along. This is great for anyone with dementia or Alzheimer's and their carers, or who is just becoming plain forgetful and enjoys singing! Event runs on the 2nd Monday of every month, 2pm-4pm at Trinity Community Church, The Amani Centre, Moss Lane East, Moss Side, M16 7DG. For more information contact Margaret on 0161 998 0747, Vivette on 07896578912 or Marlene on 0161 881 5019
Community Growing Sessions: Get your hands dirty at The Hub at Alexandra Park, Oldham. Learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables at these community allotment sessions every Monday 1pm-3pm, Wednesday 10am-12noon and Thursdays 10am-12noon. Meet at The Hub. The entrance gate is on Kings Road next to the car park entrance, Oldham, OL8 2BH. Email to find out more:
Birchfield Park Forest Garden, volunteering days 3rd Sunday of the month: 1-3pm. Join the Friends of Birchfields Park in Rusholme for monthly work in the forest garden work including planting, weeding, mulching, pruning. Call Jane Morris on 07827 980684 for details.
Ongoing:K.I.T.E - Kids in the Environment . Kite is a group for young people aged 7 to 11 years who want to learn more about their environment and wildlife through a different activity each month. First Sunday of every month. Email
or call 0161 330 9613 to find out more.