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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.

BASSETLAW NCT: We run a number of friendly play groups for parents and carers, babies and toddlers each week: Monday, Singing, craft, snack and play at Balmoral Centre, 9.30-11.30am. Wednesday, Bumps and Babies (up to walking), Balmoral Centre, 9.30-11.30am. Thursday, Babes and Jolly Tots for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, Worksop Christian Centre, 9.30-11.30am. Each group asks for a donation of £1 to £1.50 to attend. Tea and coffee is available. More information available on our website at www.nct.org.uk/branches/bassetlaw.

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

BCVS: The Priory, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road, Worksop, S80 2BU. Tel 01909 476118, email ict@bcvs.org.uk or visit www.bcvs.org.uk. Yoga, Wednesdays 5.30-7pm. Only £24 for six weekly sessions, drop in rate £5. Tel. Julie on: 07899977967. The following courses are available in February, 6th, Understanding Eating Disorders, 10am-12.30pm, £25. 12th, First Aid, 9.30am-3.30pm, £60. 13th, Experience for Yourself Aurora Wellbeing Centre, 10.30am-12noon, free.

BREATHEASY, Bassetlaw: Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at the The Oasis, Longfellow Drive. Various speakers attend offering a wide range of information, advice and support to anyone with a lung condition including carers, relatives and friends. The group also arrange outings and fundraising events. Exercise classes take place at The Arena from 1-2pm every Friday, admission £3 and includes a qualified instructor. New members are welcome. For information: Dennis Tearle: 01909 474990 or Brenda Smith: 01909 732357.

BRIDGE Club, Worksop Cricket Club: Mondays (except bank holidays unless stated otherwise), 7-10.30pm. Bar available. £5 membership fee followed by £1 per week. Contact the secretary Monica Pepper on: 01909 472777 for details.

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.

DUKERIES Decorative And Fine Arts Society: At the last meeting over 100 members welcomed Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework, who gave an illustrated talk on the Colourful History of Textiles. Dr Kay-Williams began by outlining the processes involved in the dyeing of cloth historically. Dr Kay-Williams concluded her talk with William Perkin’s discovery in 1856 of the first synthetic dye, mauve. The society next meets for its Annual General Meeting at 1.30pm on Wednesday 6th February in St Anne’s Hall, Worksop. This will be followed by an illustrated talk on the great British sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth, by Pamela Halford. Non-members are always welcome; to find out more about the society and its programme please contact 01777 228918.

MOBILE Youth Project: Wednesday’s 5-7pm at Celtic Point.

NORTH Notts National Trust: 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 norman.biggs@btinternet.com.

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

OVER NIGHT Ghost Hunt: On behalf of nnpi, Saturday 2nd February, 12.30-4.30am and Monday 11th February, 8pm-12am both taking place at Blaggs Wine Bar, Watson Road, Worksop. Tickets £8 available from: www.nightmareknights.co.uk.

PRIORY Church: 1st February, 12noon Mass followed by Charity Soup Lunch. 2nd, Candlemass Parish Mass 9.30am. 3rd, 9.30am Parish Mass with Crèche & Sunday School; 6pm Evensong & Benediction. 6th, 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat. 7th, 10am Service for pre-school children. 9th, 10am Fundraising coffee morning at the Vicarage. 12th, 7-9pm Pancake Party at the Foster’s.

PROBUS Club of Worksop, Worksop Cricket Club: Friday 1st February, DNA by Adrian Eggleston. 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.

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.

ST ANNE’S Church: 3rd February, 2nd Sunday before Lent, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 10am All Age Worship, no Light Club. 6th, 7pm Prayer and Communion Service in the Lady Chapel. Friday 1st February, Luncheon Club. Newcastle Avenue: Daily Prayer: Mon-Fri 9-9.30am, in the Lady Chapel, entry via vestry door.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Saturday 9th February, Craft Fair - morning, Doncaster Youth Swing Orchestra Concert, 7.30pm. 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. Wednesdays Weekly, Baby and Toddlers, 9.30am-11am, Knit & Natter Group, 10.30am-12.30pm, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am. Thursdays Weekly, Yoga, 7.15-8.45pm, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am, Weight Watchers, 12.30pm, Yoga 7.15-8.45pm. Fridays Weekly, Baby and Toddlers, 9.30-11am, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am. Saturdays Weekly, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am.

WOMEN’S Institute: Visitors and new members always welcome, for enquiries please ring: 01909 473048.

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 Flower Club: AGM - 4th February at 6.50pm followed by a talk on Mr Straw’s House.

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. For more details visit www.worksopminerswelfareband.org.uk or call Richard Kay on 01909 472284.

KILTON

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

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. Telephone Pat on: 01909 474728 for details.

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 for children and young people.