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ARMY Cadet Force: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9pm at Cadet Centre, Park Street. Open to anyone between the ages of 12-18.

BASSETLAW Astronomical Society: The Village Hall, 8-10pm. Admission free.

BOWLING Club, Newgate Street: Crown and flat green bowling at a convenient venue and with parking. Friday morning flat green bowls session open to non-members. Dominoes and whist drives are held every second Monday. Call 01909 472250 and leave your name and telephone number.

BRIDGE Club, Worksop Cricket Club: Mondays (except bank holidays unless stated otherwise), 7-10.30pm. Contact the secretary Monica Pepper on: 01909 472777.

DIVORCED, Separated and Widowed Association, Stanley Street Social Club: Mondays (except bank holidays), 8-11pm, £1.40 for visitors and £1 for members. For enquiries ring: 01909 487222.

FAMILY History Group (Self-Help), Worksop Library, (local studies area - first floor), Memorial Avenue: December’s meeting is on Thursday 16th December and from 2011 meetings will be on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

FLOWER Arranging Classes: Last Wednesday of the month at the Crossing, 7.30pm. If interested please ring 01909 730781.

NEW Testament Church of God (Cheapside): Sunday 10am All Age Sunday School, 11am Morning Service also 11am Youth Church, 5pm Evening Service. Wednesday 7.30-9pm Prayer Request Service. For details or to leave a request for a prayer telephone 01909 487940.

ODDFELLOWS, Cricket Club: First Tuesday of every month 7.30pm, free admission. New members welcome.

PILATES: Tuesdays 6.15-7.30pm at Valley Drama Studio, Valley School. Thursdays 10.30am-12noon, MS Coffee and Seated Pilates at Eastgate Centre. All levels, with a free trial class to start. Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159.

PRIORY Church: Daily services and enquires: 01909 472180, worksoppriory.co.uk. 17th Decenber, 12noon Mass followed by charity soup lunch; 7.30pm Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert. 19th, Fourth Sunday in Advent 8am Mass; 9.30am Mass with Creche and Sunday School; 6pm Evensong and Benediction; 6.45pm Youth Club in Church. 22nd, 9.30am Mass followed by Coffee and chat. 24th, 6pm Children’s Service. 25th, 12midnight First Mass of Christmas; 9.30am Christmas Mass; 6pm Evensong and Benediction.

PROBUS Club of Worksop, Worksop Cricket Club: The bowls section continues to meet for friendly competitions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at North Notts Community Centre.

PROSPECT Pre-School, Kilton Forest Community Centre: Mon-Fri 9am-12noon. Free for 3-5 year olds under nursery education grant and it is hoped places will become available free for children aged two.

ROYAL British Legion, Worksop branch: Are on the look out for members old and new. We meet at the Worksop Bowling Club on the last Thursday in every month, 7.30pm. We also need people to help out on next year’s Poppy Appeal, so if you think you are able to help even for a few hours, contact Brian Madden on either 01909 731160 or 0788 158 6198.

RYTON Chorale: With Holy Family School Choir and English Pro Musica Brass, Anthony Morgan conductor - Christmas Concert. An evening of music and readings for Christmas with brass ensemble and carols for choir and audience. The programme includes winning entries from our Christmas Carol Competition. Monday 20th December, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Church, Worksop. Ticket prices include mince pies with wine or soft drink, tickets £8, concessions £6, children’s tickets free of charge, available from: Tourist Information, Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Bookworm, Spa Lane, Retford, choir members or on the door. If you would enjoy singing in our friendly choir, do come along any Monday evening at 7.30pm in term time to The Holy Family School, Worksop, where you would receive a warm welcome. For further information: Tel 01909 771222 or 01777 816226. sing@rytonchorale.org.

SALVATION Army, Newcastle Avenue: Monday 9.45-11.45am Parents and Toddlers, 12.30pm Prayer Meeting, 1.45pm Ladies Meeting, 5.30pm Rainbows, 6.15pm Brownies, 7.30pm Guides. Wednesday 10am Coffee Morning, 12noon Soup and Roll Lunch, 12.45pm Wednesday Fellowship all welcome. Thursday 7pm Bible Study. Friday 11am Bible Study, 6.30pm Youth Club. Saturday 10am Coffee Morning. Sunday 10am Morning Worship, 3.30pm Kids Alive (Sunday School), 5pm Evening Meeting.

SOROPTOMISTS of the Bassetlaw area: If you are interested in finding out about a local group of women who socialise and enjoy each others’ company, challenging women’s issues and doing a lot of good work for the local and wider community, then our club may be for you. For further information contact Ginny on: 01909 476192 or Denise on: 01909 731689 or email denise@pears205.plus.com.

ST ANNE’S Baby And Toddler Playgroup: Tuesdays 9.30-11.15am. Term time only.

ST ANNE’S Church: Services: 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Communion; 1st Sunday in the month 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Service. 2nd Sunday in the month 6.30pm Informal Worship. Daily Prayer every weekday 9-9.30am in the Lady Chapel, entry via Vestry door. Sunday 19th December 10am Children’s Nativity. Friday 24th, 4pm Christingle and Crib Service, 11pm Midnight Communion. Saturday 25th, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Morning Prayer. Sunday 26th, no services.

STEP2IT Dukeries, Kilton Forest Golf Club: Health/Leisure walks every Thursday, commencing at 10am. Walks are one mile (beginners), three miles, five miles and occasionally seven miles. Mondays 6.30pm one mile for beginners and three miles. All walks are free and no special equipment is needed. Evening walks have now finished for 2010 and will restart on 4th April 2011. For further details ring: 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Sunday 19th December, Traditional Carol Service, 6pm. Friday 24th, Blood Donors, 9am–12.30pm; Christmas Eve ‘Pyjama Service’ 6pm; Christmas Eve Late Night Holy Communion, 11.30pm. Saturday 25th, Christmas Day Worship for all the family, 10.15am.

Sundays weekly: Morning Service 10.15am: Apostolic Church of Fellowship Service 10.30am-1pm and 6-8pm, Quakers 10am (alternate Sundays). Mondays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am, Women’s Fellowship meeting 2.15-3.30pm, Cake Decorating class 6.30pm (please ring for details. This is not a beginners class). Tuesdays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am, Over 60’s Luncheon Club 12noon (please ring before Monday 12noon to book place), Keep Fit class, 7.30pm. Wednesdays weekly Baby and Toddlers 9.30-11am, Knit and Natter Group 10.30am-12.30pm, Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am. Thursdays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am, Weightwatchers 12.30pm, Yoga 7.15pm-8.45pm. Fridays weekly Baby and Toddlers 9.30-11am, Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am. Saturdays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am.

U3A University Of The Third Age: Open to all older people who are no longer in gainful full-time employment. There are many groups within the association offering a diverse range of activities. If you are interested, do come along to our meeting or ring the Chairman on: 01909 730489 for further details.

WORKSOP Christian Centre, Vicars Walk: Sunday, All Age Worship 11am-12noon. Thursday 7.45-9pm Prayer and Bible study. Chatterbox every Monday 1.15- 2.45pm, 50p donation; Fridays 9.30-11am, 50p donation. Energise each Thursday 4.15-5.15pm, ages four to school year three inclusive, tuck shop available, admission 40p. Activ8 Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm, school years 4-7, free admission. The Arc Tuesday 7.30-9pm, school years 8-13, tuck shop, play pool, use the computers and much more. Evergreen Each Wednesday 12.30-2pm, ages 60+, admission is a minimum donation of £3 which includes a home cooked two-course meal. For information on any of the above contact 01909 489521.

WORKSOP and District Pensioner’s Association: Meets on the second Wednesday of each month in a private room at The Crossing Church and Centre, 2-4pm. Provides entertainment and enjoyment for everyone aged 60 and over. Entertainment includes talks and demonstrations on a variety of subjects, social events, bingo, coach outings, holidays, Christmas Lunch and much more. Bring a friend if you wish. Membership £3 per year and £1.50 per visit including tea and biscuits and a raffle ticket. Contact Pat Barran on: 07923018196 or Des Bishell on: 01909 481687.

WORKSOP and District Stroke Club: Meets first and third Thursdays of each month 7pm at The Crossing. All stroke victims and their carers are assured of a warm, friendly welcome. During the year a series of slide shows, speakers, bands and choirs provide the focal point of meetings and there is a regular update of stroke-related news. For further information contact Mrs Lyn Hancock on: 01909 720985.

WORKSOP Flower Club: St Anne’s Church Hall, 6.50pm.

WOMEN’S Institute: Visitors and new members always welcome, for enquiries please ring 01909 483215.

WORKSOP Spiritualist Church, George Street: Saturday 18th December, 7pm, Carol Service. Sunday 19th, 6.30pm, speaker Les Driver.

Church closes 20th December 2010 and reopens January 5th 2011.

CARBURTON

CHURCH of St Giles: Sundays Parish Mass 11.30am, 2nd and 4th of the month. Enquiries: 01909 472180.

CLUMBER

ST MARY’S Chapel: 11.30am Mass 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. 17th December, 7pm Carol Singing and Social at Hardwick Village for Chapel and RNLI funds; details can be obtained by telephoning: 01909 472180, worksoppriory.co.uk. 25th, 10am Christmass Mass.