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ALZHEIMER’S Society: Is holding a volunteer recruitment evening in Mansfield on February 28th, 5.30-7.30pm at St John’s Centre, St John Street, Mansfield. It is an opportunity to hear about volunteering to help fundraise, raise awareness or support services (like dementia cafes). For more information call: 0115 934 3800.

BASSETLAW Amputee Group: Meets every second Tuesday of the month, 10am at The Crossing, Worksop. Provides free impartial advice and support to amputees, their carers, friends and family.

BASSETLAW Cardiac Support (Affiliated to The British Heart Foundation): Open to anyone, and their partner, who has undergone or is to undergo heart treatment of any sort and for them to share their experiences and/or concerns with people with similar experiences. All general meetings are held 2.30-4.30pm. Next meeting: 4th March with Richard Hadfield (Landlors of Brewers Arms), Retford Hospital. For further information contact Pat Broskom on 01909 562361 or chairman Robert Blatchford 01777 818519.

BASSETLAW NCT: Bumps Babies and Busy Bee’s Music Group at Balomoral Library, Sandringham Crescent (just off Valley Rd), Worksop, every Monday except Bank Holidays, 9.30-11.30am. Songs, Snacks and Crafts, £1.50 donation per family plus 50p for 2nd and subsequent children. Everyone welcome, you don’t need to be a member to come. Small Talk Playgroup - Kilton Sure Start Centre, Longfellow Drive, Worksop. 9.15-11.15am every Tuesday. Nice quiet playgroup with a baby area as well as lots of toys for older ones and a secure outdoor area when the weather is nice. 50p donation for snacks. Everyone welcome. Nearly New Sale 2011 - Saturday April 9th, new venue - North Notts Arena, Eastgate, Worksop,11.30am-2pm, members get in 15 minutes early. £1 entry donated to NCT Charity. For more information and details of how to sell, please email

BLUEBELL Wood Children’s Hospice urgently require stock and would welcome donations of clothes, shoes and bric-a-brac etc. In addition to good quality stock we can also utilise items classed as rags as we are able to sell them on. Any donations would be gratefully received at our charity shop at 76 Bridge Street, Worksop, thank you.

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 for more information, Monica Pepper on: 01909 472777.

DUKERIES Decorative Fine Arts Society: The Society met for the first time in 2011 for its AGM. This was followed by a remarkable talk from Bertie Pearce on Wonder Workers and the Art of Illusion; the history of magic through art and pictures and through demonstration. In what can only be described as an hilarious and witty tour-de-force Mr Pearce performed some of the tricks that his pictures were illustrating, using members of his audience as unwitting accomplices. The first book on magic appeared in 1584. One of the greatest of all illusionists was Jean Robert-Houdin, a French clockmaker. He developed a series of brilliant new tricks such as levitating his son. Britain also produced some outstanding magicians such as David Devant, the first President of The Magic Circle, and Jasper Maskelyne who used the art of illusion to conceal Alexandria and the Suez Canal from German aircraft. The society’s next meeting is on Wednesday 2nd March at 1.55pm in St Anne’s Hall, Worksop, when Dr Robert McManners will speak about Shafts of Light: the phenomenon of mining art. For more information about the society and its programme contact: 01623 861204.

PARKINSON’S UK: Meets every first Tuesday of the month, 2pm at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Avenue. The branch continues to grow and new members are always welcome. We aim to offer friendship and support to everyone with Parkinson’s, their carers, family and friends, everyone welcome.

PILATES: Tuesdays 6.15-7.30pm at 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. For more information Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159.

PRIORY Church: Daily services and enquires: 01909 472180, 25th February, 12noon Mass followed by charity soup lunch. 27th, Sunday 8am Mass; 9.30am Mass with Creche and Sunday School; 12.30pm Charity Lunch; 6pm Evensong and Benediction. 2nd March, 9.30am Mass followed by Coffee and chat, come and join us.

PROBUS Club of Worksop, Worksop Cricket Club: The bowls section continues to meet for friendly competitions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at North Notts Community Centre.

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.

ST ANNE’S Baby And Toddler Playgroup: Tuesdays 9.30-11.15am. Term time only, everyone welcome.

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Services: 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Communion; 1st Sunday in the month 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Service. 2nd Sunday in the month 6.30pm Informal Worship. Daily Prayer every weekday 9-9.30am in the Lady Chapel, entry via Vestry door. Luncheon Club, Friday 4th March, bookings by Monday 21st February to Pauline Cooper on: 01909 475359.

ST JOHN’S Church: Sunday Celebration Service 10am. Refreshments afterwards. Fridays Toddler Group 9.15–11.15am play and get together, £1 per family includes refreshments. Wednesdays Heart For Family Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am, £1 per family including refreshments. Term time only. For any enquiries telephone Janet on 01909 488286.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Friday 25th February, Hope For The Homeless Clothing Sale, 12noon. Saturday 26th February, Concert - Jewels of the Baroque, 7.30pm.

WORKSOP Christian Centre, Vicars Walk: Sunday, All Age Worship 11am-12noon. Thursday 7.45-9pm Prayer and Bible study. Chatterbox every Monday 1.15- 2.45pm, 50p donation; Fridays 9.30-11am, 50p donation. Energise each Thursday 4.15-5.15pm, ages four to school year three inclusive, tuck shop available, admission 40p. Activ8 Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm, school years 4-7, free admission. The Arc Tuesday 7.30-9pm, school years 8-13, tuck shop, play pool, use the computers and much more. Evergreen Each Wednesday 12.30-2pm, ages 60+, admission is a minimum donation of £3 which includes a home cooked two-course meal. For information on any of the above please contact 01909 489521.

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 £3 per year and £1.50 per visit including tea and biscuits and a raffle ticket. Contact Pat Barran on: 07923018196 or Des Bishell on: 01909 481687.

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: 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. St Anne’s Church Hall.

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


CHRISTIAN Community Church: Sundays - 10.30am Main Event. Mondays - 9.30-11.30am Coffee n Kids Toddler Group. Tuesdays - 9am-12noon Drop in Pastoral Surgery; 6pm The Vault for Kids Years 1-6; 7.30pm Xcelerate for Youth Years 7-12. Wednesdays - 10am-12noon All Age Friendship Group. Fridays - 12.30pm. Monthly OAP Meal Silver Service/Food for Thought; 7.30pm Fortnightly Xtreme Youth Club Ages 11-16. Telephone: 01909 732731 or Email: See our website for more details

VILLAGE Hall: Agewell: Mondays for the over 50s, 10am-2pm for bingo, line dancing etc, refreshments available. Bassetlaw District Council: Wednesdays 1-3pm. Bingo: Tuesdays, doors open 6pm, eyes down 7.30pm. Thursdays 6-9pm. Brownies: Wednesdays 6-8pm. Credit Union: Mondays 2-4pm. Police Surgery: Every second Wednesday 1-3pm. Resource Centre: Fridays 9am-3pm.


ST HELEN’S RC Church: Sunday services, Mass 9am and 6pm. For more information visit:

VILLAGE Hall: Art Class: Wednesdays 9.30am-12.30pm. Carpet Bowls: Mondays 2-4pm. Thursdays 2.30-4.30pm, Games Evening, alternate Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm. Sequence Dancing: Wednesdays 8-10pm, Thursdays, 7.30-10pm. Tel: 01909 771772. Toddler Group: Mondays 10am-12noon.