Drivers will be able to park for free in Alnwick between December 18 and 24.
But they are being asked to comply with other restrictions.
A FORMER US astronaut is to encourage North-East children to study science.
Prof Al Sacco will give youngsters a visual tour of space travel at the John Coulson Memorial Lecture, Newcastle University, today and tell of his time on space shuttle Columbia.
The talk is free and open to everyone. Call (0191) 222-6136.
WASHINGTON Leisure Centre is extending its pool session for women and holding an aqua fit class.
Ladies' swim sessions with sauna facilities will be on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm and Elaine Lynn will host aqua fit sessions on Thursdays from 10.30am. Call (0191) 219-3400.
THE Lansdowne Singers are raising funds for the Great North Air Ambulance with a Christmas carol service at North Shields Methodist Church, Hawkeys Lane, next Wednesday at 7.15pm.
THE Irish Musician Society, based in Gallowgate, Newcastle, is looking for competitors to sing two traditional Irish folk songs next February 5 - for £250 and a gig on St Patrick's Day. Call (0191) 222-0398 to register before February 1.