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WORKSOP

APOSTOLIC Church of Followship (ACF): invite you to our services on Sundays 10.30am-1pm and 6-8.30pm at The Priory, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road, Worksop. You can contact us on: 01909 472524 or email us at info@acfworksop.com or visit our website at www.acfworksop.com. Everyone is welcome to join us in our lively gospel praise and worship sessions and Sunday study forum to learn more about the bible.

ARTISTS Of Worksop: Members of the society meet every Wednesday 9am-12noon for practical work and general help and discussion. Contact Anne 01909 488704 or email www.worksopsocietyofartists.co.uk.

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

AURORA Wellbeing Centre: Party Night at The West Retford Hotel, Friday 27th April, 7pm. £20 per person includes a four-course meal and disco. For further information and tickets contact Sally Richardson 01909 502767.

BASSETLAW NCT: Bumps Babies and Busy Bee’s Music Group at Balmoral Library, Sandringham Crescent (just off Valley Rd), Worksop, every Monday except Bank Holidays, 9.30am-11.30am. Songs, snacks and crafts, £1.50 donation per family plus 50p for 2nd and subsequent children. Everyone welcome, you don’t need to be a member to come. Small Talk Playgroup - Kilton Sure Start Centre, Longfellow Drive, Worksop. 9.15-11.15 every Tuesday. Nice quiet playgroup with a baby area as well as lots of toys for older ones and a secure outdoor area when the weather is nice. 50p donation for snacks.

BALMORAL Tenants and Residents Association, Balmoral Community Centre, Sandringham Crescent: Meet for talks, demonstrations, lunches, tea, coffee and bingo. Mondays 1.3pm.

DUKERIES Decorative And Fine Arts Society: For more information contact 01909 591471.

FAMILY History (Self Help Group): Fortnightly at Worksop Library, 4-6pm, the second and last Thursday of each month. All welcome. For information contact 01909 535353.

Nearly New Sale: Saturday 28th April at North Notts Arena, Eastgate. Worksop. Doors open at 11.30am-1pm and entry is just £1. Members get in 15 minutes early.

PARKINSON’S UK: The branch meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Ave where new members are always very welcome.

PILATES: Tuesdays, 6.15-7.30pm, 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.

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.

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

ROYAL British Legion, Worksop Branch: Are looking for members old and new. Meets at Worksop Bowling Club, last Thursday of the month, 7.30pm. We need people to help out at this year’s Poppy Appeal. If you can help contact Brian Madden on 01909 731160 or 0788 158 6198.

RYTON Chorale: Would you like to join a local community choir? Singers of all voices will be made most welcome. Join us for rehearsals in the Holy Family School, Netherton Road, 7.30pm on Mondays in term time. For further information contact 01777 719928 or 01909 473847.

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 the community, then our group may be for you. 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: Centenary Dinner, 10th May at the National Fluid Power Centre, North Notts College, Carlton Road. Principle speaker will be the Right Rev Paul Butler, The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham and guests include John Man MP and Coun. Ian Campbell representing Bassetlaw Council. It is likely The Lord Lieutenant Sir Andrew Buchanan will be present or represented. Tickets £30 including drinks. Reservations on 01777 869051 or email: robertilett@btinternet.com. Orders by 30th April.

ST JOHN’S Church: Sunday Morning Worship, 10am, followed by refreshments. All ages welcome. Wednesdays and Fridays during term time, Heart for Family Toddler Groups, 9.15-11.15am, £1 includes refreshments. Any enquiries to Ann Rutherford 01909 476051.

U3A University Of The Third Age: Have some interesting talks coming up for anyone who is not in full time employment at St Anne’s Church Hall, Harrington Street, off Newcastle Avenue, Worksop between 2-4pm. Further information about joining us or finding out about other forthcoming events can be found on Worksop & District U3A or contact Bob Fearn on 01909 565944.

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

WORKSOP Christian Centre, Vicars Walk: Sunday, All Age Worship 11am-12noon. Thursdays 7.45-9pm Prayer and bible study, Chatterbox ever Monday 1.15-2.45pm and Fridays 9.30-11am, 50p donation. Energise, Thursdays 4.15-5.15pm, ages four to school year three inclusive. Activ8 Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm school years 4-7. The Arc, Tuesday 7.30-9pm, school years 8-13. Evergreen, Wednesdays 12.30-2pm, ages 60+, admission is minimum donation of £3 includes home cooked meal. Contact 01909 489521.

WORKSOP and District Stroke Club: First and third Thursdays of each month, 7pm at The Crossing. All stroke victims and their carers are assured of a warm, friendly welcome. Tel. Lyn Hancock on: 01909 720985.

WORKSOP Flower Club: On Friday 4th May, we are celebrating National Flower Arranging Day. Throughout the country Flower Clubs are placing designs in various public buildings. We in Worksop are putting a pedestal in the library and various designs in The Crossing. Why don’t you join us at our next floral demonstration on Monday 4th June at 6.50pm at St Anne’s Church Hall, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop? You will be made very welcome and, who knows, you might win one of the beautiful arrangements by Area Demonstrator, Elizabeth Bishop. This evening will be rather special as it is at the time of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Any enquiries to Jeanne at 01909 730781.

WORKSOP Miners’ Welfare Band: Rehearsals are on Gateford Road on Mondays for training band 7-7.30pm and Wednesdays for main band 7.30-9pm. Visit www.worksopminerswelfareband.org.uk or call Richard Kay on 01909 472284.

WORKSOP Music and Drama Festival Prizewinner’s Concert: Thursday 26th April, 7pm at The Crossing, Newcastle Street. Includes talent from the Bassetlaw area and local schools. Tickets £5 on the door. Tel: The Crossing on 01909 473375 for details.

WORKSOP Music and Drama Festival Prizewinners’ Concert: Thursday 26th April, 7pm at The Crossing, Newcastle Street. Includes talent from the Bassetlaw area and local schools. Tickets £5 on the door. Tel. The Crossing on 01909 473375 for details.

KILTON

KILTON Pet and Raptor Rescue, Plantation Hill: Open throughout the year for anyone interested in homing unwanted animals or for fostering. The rescue centre is expanding to Lambley in Nottingham and has opened a Farm Park and Falconry Centre, which will be open to the public from 10am-5pm, 7 days a week. Volunteers are always needed. For more information contact Colleen on: 01909 478049 or 0797 039 0725.

OASIS Community Church and Centre, Longfellow Drive: Sunday - 4pm Family Service. Tues - 7.30pm Bible Study. Mon and Fri - Dementia Project 10am. Tues - 10am Toddlers Toybox. Weds - 10am Polish Parents and Toddlers. Thurs - 10am-3pm Face2Face, for over 60’s, coffee, chat, lunch, Resource Group. Fri - 6pm Oasis Kids, children’s club for 5-11yrs. For details, a programme or bookings contact Steve on: 01777 706830/07882797104.

BIRCOTES

HARWORTH Methodist Church, Waterslack Road: Sunday Services, 10.30-11.30am, Sunday School 10-30-11.30am. Tuesday Club, every Tuesday during term time, 6-7pm. Call in and see what is happening at our church.

BIRCOTES Leisure Centre: Bums ‘n’ Tums, Wednesday 7-8pm and Thursday 9.30-10.30am. Aqua Aerobics, Monday 7.15-8pm, Tuesday 12.30-1.15pm and Thursday 11-11.45am. Salsacise, Thursday 7.15-8pm. Yoga, Monday 6.15-7.45pm.

CARBURTON

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