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ARTISTS Of Worksop: Members of the society meet every Wednesday 9am-12noon for practical work and general help and discussion. If you would like to join us, contact John Turner: 01909 563297 or email A great way to meet people with a similar interest and a mutual passion.

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

BASSETLAW Cardiac Support (Affiliated to The British Heart Foundation): All general meetings are held 2.30-4.30pm. Next meeting: 4th March with Rachel Hadfield (landlord of Brewers Arms), Retford Hospital. For further information contact Pat Broskom on 01909 562361 or chairman Robert Blatchford 01777 818519.

BCVS: Dukeries Centre, Park Street, Tel. 01909 476118, email or visit The following courses available in March: 1st, Working with Young Volunteers, 10am-12noon; 2nd, Free Workshop Funding in the Long Term, 1-3pm; 9th, Media Awareness Training, 10am-1pm; 10th, Introduction to Dementia, 10am-12.30pm.

BOWLING Club, Newgate Street: Crown and flat green bowling at a convenient venue and with parking. Friday morning flat green bowls session open to non-members. Dominoes and whist drives are held every second Monday. Call 01909 472250 and leave your name and telephone number.

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

DIVORCED, Separated and Widowed Association, Stanley Street Social Club: Mondays (except bank holidays), 8-11pm for dancing, parties and social outings. £1.40 for visitors and £1 for members. For enquiries ring: 01909 487222.

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 for a prayer telephone 01909 487940.

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

PRIORY Church: Daily services and enquires: 01909 472180, 4th March, 12noon Mass followed by charity soup lunch; 6th, Sunday 8am Mass, 9.30am Mass with Creche and Sunday School; 6pm Evening Prayer and Benediction led by the Youth Club. 8th, 7pm Pancake Party; 9th Ash Wednesday, 9.30am Mass with Ashing followed by Coffee and chat; 7.30pm Parish Mass with ashing and Choir.

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.

ROYAL British Legion, Worksop branch: Are on the look out for members old and new. We meet at the Worksop Bowling Club on the last Thursday in every month, 7.30pm. We also need people to help out on this year’s Poppy Appeal, so if you think you are able to help even for a few hours, contact Brian Madden on either 01909 731160 or 0788 158 6198.

RYTON Chorale: If you would enjoy singing in our friendly choir, do come along any Monday evening at 7.30pm in term time to The Holy Family School, Worksop, where you would receive a warm welcome. For further information: Tel 01909 771222 or 01777 816226.

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 for the local and wider community, then our club may be for you. For further information contact Ginny on: 01909 476192 or Denise on: 01909 731689 or email

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Services: 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Communion; 1st Sunday in the month 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Service. Daily Prayer every weekday 9-9.30am in the Lady Chapel, entry via Vestry door. Friday 4th March 8am-12 noon Breakfast Club and Coffee Morning, with hot bacon rolls. Luncheon Club Friday 1st April – bookings by Monday 21st March to Pauline Cooper 01909 475359. Sunday 13th March, 6.30pm “Praise and a Pint” at the Shireoaks Inn, Westgate, Worksop. Thursday 17th, 7.30pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting in St Anne’s Church. Friday 25th, 8.30pm, St Anne’s Travellers proudly present Jazz Night at the Shireoaks Inn, Westgate, Worksop - The Nicola Farnon Quartet”, tickets £8 from 01777 869051 or 01909 487378. Saturday 26th, 10am-12.30pm, St Anne’s Church Spring Fair, stalls include cakes, books, cards, crafts, toys and games, raffle, tombola and lots of 10p games to play. First class refreshments to be served including bacon butties. Easter bonnet competition for both adults and children. Come along and support your local church. All welcome.

STEP2IT Dukeries, Kilton Forest Golf Club: Health/Leisure walks every Thursday, commencing at 10am. Walks are one mile (beginners), three miles, five miles and occasionally seven miles. Mondays 6.30pm one mile for beginners and three miles. All walks are free and no special equipment is needed. Evening walks will restart on 4th April 2011. For further details ring: 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

SHO-Shin-Budo Kwai, Valley School: Fridays under 10’s, 6.45-8pm, over 10 years to adult, 8-9.30pm. £3 per session.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: 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 60’s Luncheon Club 12noon (please ring before Monday 12noon to book place), Keep Fit class, 7.30pm. Wednesdays weekly Baby and Toddlers 9.30-11am, Knit and Natter Group 10.30am-12.30pm, Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am. Thursdays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am, Weightwatchers 12.30pm, Yoga 7.15pm-8.45pm. Fridays weekly Baby and Toddlers 9.30-11am , Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am. Saturdays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am. Saturday 12th March, Concert - A Viennese Evening, Classical Encounters 7.30pm.

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.

U3A University Of The Third Age: Open to all older people who are no longer in gainful full-time employment. There are many groups within the association offering a diverse range of activities - theatre, swing band, steel band, gardening, walking, art appreciation, French, poetry, Tai Chi, crafts, computers, photography, etc. If you are interested, do come along to our meeting or ring the Chairman on: 01909 565944 for further details. The next meeting is on Thursday 17th March, 2pm at St Anne’s Church Hall. The speaker will be Maureen Jones and her subject Not Just a Little Old Lady. We look forward to welcoming new members so do come along and find out what U3A is all about.

WORKSOP and District Stroke Club: Meets 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, speakers, bands and choirs provide the focal point of meetings and there is a regular update of stroke-related news. For further information contact Mrs Lyn Hancock on: 01909 720985.

WORKSOP Flower Club, St Anne’s Church Hall, Newcastle Avenue: Monday 7th March, starts at 7pm. The demonstrater is Di Singleton and the theme is Spring into Summer. If there are any new members the yearly membership is £26, visitors welcome £4. Any further information contact Anne on: 488036. Come along and have a great evening.

WORKSOP Miners Welfare Band: We run rehearsals at the Miners Welfare on Gateford Road on Mondays for the training band 7-7.30pm, and Wednesdays for the main band 7.30-9pm. We are always looking to make new players welcome and experience is not necessary as we provide free tuition and loan of instrument. We are particularly looking for trombone or bass players. For more details see our website or call the band secretary Richard Kay on 01909 472284.

WORKSOP Spiritualist Church, George Street: Weekly - Sundays Divine Service 6.30pm. Wednesdays Healing Service 7pm. Thursdays the church is open from 11am-2pm for healing, tea, coffee and companionship. Sittings £20 to avoid disappointment please book beforehand. Saturdays Service 7pm, Open Circle 8.30pm. Other services as advertised. For futher details contact the church on: 01909 531962.


ST MARY’S Chapel: 11.30am Mass 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays; enquires 01909 472180,


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.


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