• The Last Tuesday Club is celebrating Burns' Night today at 7 p.m. at Palazzo Santa Rosa, Mistra Bay, Mellieha. Scottish food and single malt and blended whiskies will be served. An all-inclusive price of €49 for Slowfood members and €58 for non-members applies.

• The Malta Historical Society lecture series 'Rediscovering the Great Siege' will feature Stephen Spiteri's talk on the Maltese fortifications at the time of the siege. The lecture will take place tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Auberge de Castille, Valletta.

• The Society for Investigating the Credibility of Extraordinary Claims is holding the discussion meeting titled 'Giant Spiders' on Thursday, chaired by David Pace, at the Youth Travel Circle, 227 Merchants Street, Valletta. Doors open at 6.45 p.m. For details e-mail timmyzammit@onvol.net or call 2142 3143.

• The next meeting of the San Gorg Preca Group is to be held on Friday at 6.30 p.m. at the MUSEUM headquarters in Blata l-Bajda (entrance next to Preca Library). Young couples and adults are invited.

• A concert by the Joy Gospel Singers in aid of the St Jeanne Antide Foundation will be held on Saturday at 7.30 p.m. (seating by 7.15 p.m.) at Robert Sammut Hall, Floriana. Tickets at €10 may be bought from St James Cavalier, the Joy Gospel Singers and the St Jeanne Antide Foundation, Tarxien, or call 2180 8981.

• The Malta Catholic Action is organising a buffet lunch on the feast of St John Bosco on Sunday at 12.30 p.m. at the Canifor Hotel, Triq in-Nakkri, Qawra. For bookings call 2122 2239.

• The Malta Hospice Movement is celebrating a thanksgiving Mass by Archbishop Paul Cremona to mark 20 years of service on February 2 at 6 p.m. at St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta.

• A fundraising card party is being held in aid of the Little Sisters of the Poor on February 4 at 10 a.m. at the Preluna Hotel in Sliema. For bookings call Blanche Martin on 2133 0387.

• The Balzan Parish Diaconia Commission, in conjunction with the Jesuit Refugee Service, is organising a short course on the theme 'Our Christian response to irregular immigration'. Fr Joseph Cassar, SJ, and Katrine Camilleri will give four talks held on February 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 7.15 to 8.15 p.m. at Aurora parish hall, Main Street, Balzan. Babysitting will be provided.

• The MFCC will host this year's national Eurosong contest final on February 7. Tickets at €12 and €20 (including VAT) can be purchased from PBS Television House and MFCC Millennium Stand, Ta' Qali during office hours, the Embassy Cinema box office, Valletta or online at www.maltaeurosong.com. For details call ticket helpline 7964 6407.

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