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WORKSOP

A1 Housing: Free training for A1 Housing tenants including; Intro to IT; Intro to Microsoft Office; Health and Safety. Contact Lindsay Bradshaw on 01909 533226 for more details.

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.

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

BALMORAL Tenants and Residents Association, Balmoral Community Centre, Sandringham Crescent: Meet for talks, demonstrations, lunches, tea, coffee and bingo. Mondays 1-3pm.

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.

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.

NORTH Notts Paranormal Investigators: Meets on the first and third Monday of the month, 7-9pm at The Innings, Prospect, Worksop. For anyone who has an interest in the paranormal and wants to learn more and share their own experiences. You can play an active part in controlled investigations and get help with publishing stories, developing photos and much more. Purchase tickets for events before they go on general sale and benefit from a 10% discount. For further information contact the Paranormal Investigators on: 01909 808082 or email: info@nnpi.co.uk or visit www.nnpi.co.uk.

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

PRIORY Church: Daily Services and enquires 01909 472180, worksoppriory.co.uk. Church normally open daily 10.30am-12.30pm. 24th August, 12noon Mass followed by Charity Soup Lunch. 25th, 10am-12noon Fundraising Coffee Morning in Church. 26th, 9.30am Parish Mass with Crèche & Sunday School, 6pm Evensong & Benediction. 29th, 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat.

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.

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 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 Church: Newcastle Avenue: 26th August, 12th Sunday after Trinity, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 10am Family Communion (CW) No Light Club. 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. Evening walks will cease on Monday 10th September. All walks are free, but we regret no dogs. Tel. 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Thursday 30th August, Blood Donors 12.15-3pm & 4.30-7.15pm Ring 01909 473375 for more details. Website: www.thecrossing.co.uk. 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). Wednesdays Weekly, Knit & Natter Group, 10.30am-12.30pm, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am. 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. 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 473048.

WORKSOP Flower Club: Monday 3rd September, Hunkey Dory by Sheila Clark. St Anne’s Church Hall, Newcastle Street, 6.50pm. Visitors £5.

WORKSOP Leisure Centre: Aquanatal, Friday 11.45am-12.30pm, designed for pregnant women in their second and third trimesters. Belly Dancing, Fridays 7-8.30pm. Boot Camp, Thursdays 6.45-7.30pm. Tai Chi, Wednesdays 11.30am-12.30pm. Early Morning Swim, Monday-Friday 7-8.30am and Sunday 7-9am. Parent and Child Lessons, Monday 7-8pm, Tuesday 12.15-1.30pm, Thursday 12.15-1.30pm and 7-8pm, Friday 11.45am-1.30pm and 7-8pm Sunday 9am-12pm.

WORKSOP Wonders WI: New members and visitors always welcome.We welcome ladies of all ages who are interested in meeting others and making new friends. The meeting usually has a speaker, activity or craft demonstration and meets on the second Wednesday in the month at The Crossing Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop, 7-9.15pm. There is a yearly fee to join of £31.50 and this includes eight magazines during the year. Guests are welcome at a cost of £4 per evening but we welcome ladies to join us for one evening, free of charge. We are looking forward to organising some outings as we progress and members are encouraged to tell us what they would like to see included in the yearly programme. If you would like to come and see what we are about please just come along, otherwise you are welcome to telephone, for any further information contact Pam: 01909 479261.

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.

BAWTRY

WHIST Drive, New Hall, Station Road: Thursday’s 7.15pm.

BLYTH

BADMINTON Sessions: Held in Blyth Memorial Hall on Sundays from 7- 9pm. Tel. 01909 591271.

MOBILE Youth Project: Thursday’s 6-8pm, Ryton Fields, near primary school.

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. Tel. 01909 472180.

CLUMBER

ST MARY’S Chapel: 11.30am Mass 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. Enquires available on: 01909 472180 or at worksoppriory.co.uk.