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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.

ACORN Theatre Presents: Cinderella, Tuesday 4th-Sunday 9th December at the Acorn Theatre, Queen Street, Worksop. All tickets £7 and available from the Acorn Box Office open Mon/Wed/Fri 12noon-3pm, Sat 10am-12noon or online at Tel 01909 501817 for further details.

Bassetlaw Citizen’s Advice: Are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday 17th November from 10am–1.30pm at their bureau in Worksop on Central Avenue. Free entry, all are welcome. There will be clothes, books, cakes, toys, bric-a-brac for sale.

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:

BASSETLAW Hospital League of Friends: 19th - 23rd November, members of the League of Friends will be in the Outpatients Department of the hospital where we shall be selling tickets for our Christmas Raffle. First prize will be a Christmas hamper and there will be many other prizes.Anyone visiting the hospital for an appointment between those dates please look out for us and support us when you can. 19th December, starting at 7pm we shall be holding our annual Lessons and Carols Service in the hospital chapel, refreshments will be served afterwards. We look forward to seeing new faces.

BCVS: The Priory, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road, Worksop, S80 2BU. Tel 01909 476118, email or visit Yoga, Wednesdays 5.30-7pm. Only £21 for six weekly sessions. Tel. Julie on: 07899977967. The following courses are available in November: 20th, Introduction to Trustee Responsibilities, 9.30am-12.30pm. 22nd, Introduction to Recruiting and Selecting Volunteers, 10am-12noon, £15. 27th, Free NHS Futures II Training, 9-11am.

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

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 National Trust: Wednesday 21st November, Little Mesters. If you are a National Trust member or volunteer from the North Notts area which includes Retford, Tuxford, Ollerton and Worksop then you are entitled to join us. Winter meetings are held every month in the Crossing, Newcastle Avenue at 7.30pm with coffee/tea and biscuits from 7pm onwards. If you are interested you are welcome to come along for a taster session. All money raised goes to the National Trust projects. For more information email

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

PARKINSON’S UK: The November meeting was a lively, well attended affair. Jane Coleman from County Enterprise Foods gave a very interesting insight into the work that they do. She concluded her talk with some very generous samples of the excellent food available. The December meeting is the Christmas Party and takes place at The Station Hotel at 2pm on Tuesday 4th. There will be no meeting at the Cricket Club in December. The Christmas party rounds off a very successful year with new members joining all the time. Outings and lunches have been very popular and will hopefully continue next year. The January meeting takes place on the second Tuesday - Jan 8th because Jan 1st is a Bank holiday. This event is “Sharon’s Social” and will welcome the new year in a lively manner. For further information about the branch call Chris: 01909 730629.

PRIORY Church: 16th November, 12noon Mass followed by Charity Soup Lunch. 17th, 9.30am Parish Mass with Crèche and Sunday School, 6pm Evensong and Benediction. 22nd, 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat. 24th, fundraising Coffee Morning at the Davies’.

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: Friday 23rd November, A visit to Sheffield Assay Office by Emma Paragreen. Meetings are held fortnightly (Sept-May) at Worksop Cricket Club, 10am for 10.30am. New members welcome. Tel Terry Hallworth on 01909 473124 for further details.

ST ANNE’S Church: Newcastle Avenue: Daily Prayer: Mon-Fri 9-9.30am, in the Lady Chapel, entry via vestry door. 8am. 18th November, 2nd Sunday before Advent, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 10am Family Communion, Light Club. Saturday 17th November, Centenary Ball, Centenary Anniversary Service with Bishop Paul, 6.30pm. Tuesday 20th, Luncheon Club, bookings can be made direct or with Shireoaks Inn on 01909 472118.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Ring 01909 473375 for more details. Website: Saturday 17th November, Keith Hearnshaw Concert, 7.30pm. Saturday 24th November, The Crossing Christmas Fayre, 9.30am–12.30pm.

WORKSOP Archaeological and Local Historical Society, Thursday 22nd November, Christmas and its Customs by Patrick Harding. Meeting are held at the Station Hotel, Carlton Road at 7.30pm.

WOMEN’S Institute: Fundraising events have been held throughout the summer and at the November meeting a cheque for £250 was presented to Vicky Rawson of Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw. Vicky described how local young people are supported in various activities by the charity. Three successes for the WI were celebrated: the trophy for the People’s Choice at the Newark Show was displayed, second place at the WI competition at Apple Day in Southwell and first place in the Nottinghamshire WIs’ competition for a journal of the walks and swimming undertaken in Olympic year. The guest speaker was Mavis Plater who told us about the Eistedffod on Llangollen. Our December meeting will be the Christmas Party and on January 3rd we will resume the programme of speakers and activities. Visitors and new members always welcome, for enquiries please ring: 01909 473048.

WORKSOP Flower Club: Are holding their annual Christmas Social on the 3rd December at St Anne’s Church Hall, doors open at 6.40pm. A pie and pea supper (with wine) and entertainment – Swing Band, Curling and quizzes. Would members please let the secretary know if they wish to attend on 01909 730632 no later than Friday 16th November. Members may bring a guest, price for everyone £6.50.

WORKSOP Spiritualist Church, George Street: Weekly - Sundays Divine Service, 6.30pm. Wednesdays Healing Service, 7pm. Thursdays church open from 11am-2pm for healing and refreshments. Sittings £20 book beforehand. Saturday service 7pm, Open Circle 8.30pm. Contact 01909 531962 for further details.


ST PAUL’S Church: Sunday 9.30am Divine Liturgy. First Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays), Coffee Morning 10am–12noon, chat, bingo, games, etc., open to all ages. Every Monday bingo (term time only) doors open 7pm bingo starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9pm, free entry, refreshments available for a small charge. Line Dancing every Tuesday from 7pm at Manton Parish Hall, everyone welcome. Every Thursday (term time only) Girl’s Club (7 years +), 4.30–6pm, crafts, reading, drama and a variety of activities. Sequence Dancing at Manton Parish Hall will be held on the 2nd and 4th week of every month, 7pm onwards, refreshments available and raffle.

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.

50 PLUS Club: Meets every Tuesday at Manton Club, Retford Road, 1.30-4pm for line dancing, sequence dancing, bingo, quizzes and outings. New members welcome. Admission £2. Tel. Pat on: 01909 474728.