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WORKSOP

BASSETLAW Stroke Information Service: Is a new service for residents, funded by NHS Bassetlaw and Notts County Council and delivered by Bassetlaw Action Centre. The service provides advice, information and support to stroke survivors, and their families and carers for as long as it is needed.A case worker is available to assist you to access services that you may require to support your return to day-to-day life. Advice and support is available for practical things like: filling in forms, applying for benefits, assistance with looking at housing needs and with adaptations that are required, other practical assistance, support to return back to work, signposting to other relevant services/agencies, put people in contact with other stroke survivors or just a listening ear! If you would like some help, please contact Jayne Bullock at Bassetlaw Action Centre on 01777 709650 or e-mail: jbullock@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk

BLUEBELL Wood Children’s Hospice: Urgently require stock and donations of clothes, shoes and bric-a-brac. Any donations would be greatly received at our shop on 76 Bridge Street, Worksop. We are also desperately in need of volunteers, contact Jane Smith on 01909 483200.

CHRIST Church: Sunday services, 9.15am, 11am and 6.30pm. Monday 7.30-9pm MY Club - Youth Club. Wednesday Mums and Toddlers 10-11.30am, Frog Club 5.30-7pm (6-11 year olds). Friday Coffee Morning 9.30-11.15am, Luncheon Club 11.45am. For more details ring: 01909 530127 or visit www.christchurchworksop.co.uk.

DIVORCED, Separated and Widowed Association: Mondays (except Bank Holidays). 8-11pm for dancing and social outings. £1.40 for visitors and £1 for members. For enquiries ring: 01909 487222.

DUKERIES Decorative And Fine Arts Society: With the London Olympics only two months away it was appropriate that the May meeting should see members entertained by a talk on the ancient Greek Olympics from Hilary Guise. Dr Guise illustrated her talk with pictures of statues and decorated vases from the time which also demonstrated the wonderful skill and artistry of the Greek sculptors and potters. The society next meets on Wednesday 6th June at 1.55pm in St Anne’s Hall, Worksop, when Mr Bertie Pearce will talk about the Punch and Judy Show as a subversive symbol from the Commedia Dell’ Arte to the present day. For more information on the society and its programme please contact 01777 228918. For more information contact 01909 591471.

MS Society, Worksop and District, St Anne’s Hall: Meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, 7pm. On the fourth Monday we have guest speakers. All MS sufferers and their families will be made welcome. We run a chair based pilates session every Thursday, 11am-12noon at St Mary’s Church Hall. For more details contact Mrs Mary Marsden on 01909 474941 or Mr G. McKinnel on 01909 475189.

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 tel. 01909 487940.

PRIORY Church: Will be celebrating HM the Queens’ Jubilee with: 2nd June, 10.30am a three hour peal of the church bells. 3rd, 11.30am, A Service of Thanksgiving followed by “The Big Lunch” please bring a picnic to eat in the grounds - games and Bouncy Castle for the children.

SAVE The Children, Central Avenue: Are looking for items you no longer need including small items of furniture. All donations will be gratefully received.

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: Newcastle Avenue: 27th May, Pentecost, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Communion - Light Club, 6pm Evening Service at the Old Vicarage Care Home, meet at 5.30pm. Daily Prayer: Mon-Fri 9-9.30am, in the Lady Chapel, entry via vestry door.

STEP2IT Dukeries, Kilton Forest Golf Club: Health/leisure walks every Thursday, 10am. One mile for beginners, three miles and five miles and occasionally seven miles. The Monday evening walks have now started. All walks are free, but we regret no dogs. Tel. 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: For all the following ring 01909 473375 for more details. Website: www.thecrossing.co.uk. 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 60s Luncheon Club, 12noon (please ring before Monday 12noon to book place), Keep Fit Class 7.30pm. Wednesdays Weekly, Knit & Natter Group, 10.30am-12.30pm, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am, Baby & Toddlers, 9.30-11am. Thursdays Weekly, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am, weight Watchers, 12.30pm, Yoga 7.15-8.45pm. Fridays Weekly, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am, Baby & Toddlers, 9.30-11am. Saturdays Weekly, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am.

THORNBERRY Animal Sanctuary: Are looking for volunteers (must be over 18) to help with dog walking, sorting jumble and help with fund raising days. Call 01909 564399 (between 11am-3pm except Wednesdays) and ask for Sarah or Judy.

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 £4 per year and £1.50 per monthly visit including tea and biscuits and a free raffle ticket. Don’t be shy, just turn up, no need to join on your first visit. Contact 01909 481687 or 481620 for more details.

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

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. During the year a series of slide shows and speakers provide the focal point of meetings.Tel. Lyn Hancock on: 01909 720985.

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.

MANTON

SHO-Shin-Budo Kwai: St Peter’s Church Hall, Pelham Street, Fridays 6.45-8pm for under 10s and 8-9.30pm for over 10s and adults. £3 per session.

WORKSOP Town Lindrickaires Marching Band: Practices take place every Sunday, 3-4.30pm at Shrewsbury Road Community Centre. New members always welcome, no age limit required, just call in at the centre on Sunday to take part.

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.

CLUMBER

ST MARY’S Chapel: 11.30am Mass, 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays; 26th June, Clumber Chapel, 12noon Sung Requiem Mass for Henry 7th Duke of Newcastle. Enquires: 01909 472180 or at worksoppriory.co.uk.