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BARLBOROUGH History Group: The group went on a field trip to Thoresby Hall Gallery on Saturday 19th February to view the Life in Nottinghamshire Exhibition and the Marie Lousie Pierrepont painting exhibition. The group particularly enjoyed the Chesterfield Canal Trust displays and those of Laxton which will be a further field visit later in the year. After viewing the exhibits the group went for a walk in the Deer Park followed by a visit and refreshments at the Dukeries Antique Centre at Budby. Every other Wednesday at Barlborough Resource Centre, 7pm.

BRING and Buy Book Club, Little School Coffee Shop: A selection of second hand books on Tuesday and Thursdays, 9am-12noon. Paperbacks from 50p and hardbacks £1. Also a selection of handmade cards by the Park View craft group. All proceeds to Bluebell Wood Children’s hospice.

BARLBOROUGH Resource Centre: The Heritage Room are offering a Family History Search Service. Contact Heritage Manager Tony Bak for what you need to provide and he will do the rest at or tel: 01246 810100. Mondays 9am-12noon, Heritage Room with assistance open 9-11.30am. Family History Workshop, one to one sessions, Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturday mornings, to book Phone Tony. Mondays, Happy Feet clinic, 10am-1pm, discounted nail cutting service for Senior citizens, to book phone Linda on: 01246 810100. Tuesdays, 9am-3pm Internet Cafe. Wednesdays, 9am-3pm normal centre services. Contact Linda Marlow. Thursdays, 9.30am- 5pm, normal centre services plus craft workshops 10am-12noon. Fridays closed. Saturdays, 9am-12noon. New members always welcome. We meet every other Wednesday at Barlborough Resoure Centre. Ward Lane, Barlborough. Meetings start at 7pm. Come along and just talk about old times.


KICK Boxing: Mondays, 6pm. For more information contact 01623 468155.

ST MARY and St Martin’s Church: Will be open from 12noon-4pm from Saturday 5th February until Sunday 6th March. Refreshments and tours available.


CLEVELAND Close Community Centre: Bingo Tuesdays 2-4pm Tel. 01909 733858. Councillor David Hare Surgery, first Saturday of month, 9-9.45am. Dance and Social Evening, Fridays 7.30-9.30pm, £1. Tel: 01909 540562/485263. Healthy Living Group, gentle exercise, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of month, 9.45-11am. Tel: 019909 731185. Indoor Bowls, Thursdays, 2-4pm, £1.50 includes light refreshments. Judo, 6.15-8.45pm, £3. Tel: 07784649915 for further details. Luncheon Club, Tuesdays 11am-2pm, £4.50. 01909 540449. Movement To Music, Wednesdays 2-4pm, £1. Tel: 01909 731564.

MOTHER’S Union, Parish Centre, Church Lane: Thursdays, 7.15pm.

VILLAGE Hall: Mondays: Ultimate Taekwondo, 5-6pm, Lindrick Players, 7-9pm, Keep Fit, 6.30-7.30pm, Pilates, 7.30-8.30pm. Tuesdays: Bingo, 6-9pm, Weight Watchers, sessions 10am or 6pm. Wednesdays: Line Dancing, Beginners 7-8pm, intermediates 8-10.30pm, contact Dave: 07808 931534, Rainbows, 9-11.30am, Keep Fit, 6.30-7.30pm, Karate, 7.45-8.45pm, Action Sports, 1.45-3.15pm. Thursdays: Clic, 9.30-11.30am, Bingo, 6-8.45pm, Sign Post, 9.30am-2pm, Taekwondo, 5.30-6.30pm, Tums and Bums, 7-8pm. Fridays: Lindrick Singers, 1-3pm, Adult dance classes, 7-9.30pm, Carlton Ladies Fitness, 8-11am and 4-6pm. Sundays: Poplars (not first Sunday of month), 9-11am, Ballroom Social Dance, 7-10.30pm.

YOUTH Club, Carlton Youth Centre: Fridays 6-8pm, for years 3, 4, 5 and 6 only. Sundays 5.30-7.30pm for ages 11-16 years. Mondays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Tuesdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Wednesdays 6-8pm for years 5, 6 and 7. Thursdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years.


CRESWELL Colliery Band, Clowne Methodist Church: Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30-9pm for rehearsals.

MUSIC for all Guitar Group, Creswell Social Centre: Sundays juniors 10-11am, seniors 11am-12noon. All newcomers welcome. Call Mr Wass on: 01909 721631.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: 10.45am Family Service, readers Graham Taft and Philip Lomax, sidespersons Lewis Marriott, Philip Lomax and Helen Gibson and on the organ Wayne Brown. Preacher/celebrant was Lynne Parker. Elmton, 10.45am Holy Communion, reader Richard Shacklock, sidesperson David Broomhead and service by Rev Amanda Pike.

TAI Chi Group, Social Centre: Tuesdays 11.30am-12.30pm, admission £2.

WOOD Avenue Club: Now meets at Queens Court, Tuesdays 6.45pm for bingo and raffle. New members welcome.


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: 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.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: Every other Wednesday, 8pm, admission free.

RHODESIA Seniors, Village Hall: Mondays, 2.30-4pm over 50s are invited to drop in for a chat, tea and cake.


OVER 60s, Village Hall: 24th February, raffle donated by M. Carter, won by M. Loat and B. Latham. Dominoes won by B. Sanderson and O. Hall, booby prize J. Travis. Bingo winners: D. Legget, M. Morris, D. Stevenson, M. Loat, S. Eagle, I. Collins, and J. Stocks. Every other Thursday, 1.30-4.30pm for dominoes and bingo.

ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Friday 4th March; Women’s World Day of Prayer, 2.30pm in the Community Centre. Sunday 6th, 8am Said Eucharist; 9am Holy Sung Eucharist. Monday 7th, Fellowship Group Meeting at 1.30pm followed by Ladies Group at 2pm. Tuesday 8th March; Pancake Lunch with Bingo in the Community Centre at 12noon, cost £3.50. Confirmation Classes will begin after Easter. Baptism and Wedding bookings will be taken in Whitwell on the third Friday of the month. The first will be Friday 18th March in the Parish Room 6-7pm by Rev Amanda Pike.

SHIREOAKS WI: Met on Thursday 17th February for their annual members night when members contributed various items. Several poems were read by Mrs J. Dolby, Mrs Wright and Mrs Oliver, a picture quiz was presented, amusing anecdotes were read and Mrs B. Mee read an excerpt from an old newspaper giving details of old medicine cabinet stand bys such as kaolin, camphorated oil, boracic crystals which evoked a few memories and reminiscences. Mrs D. Short surprised everyone by presenting a full sized stuffed badger which led to a talk by Mrs H. Hall. A competition for the best brooch or medal followed and was won by Mrs M. Mellor, and the evening finished with tea and biscuits.

Future events were discussed including the Annual Meeting at Nottingham on 30th March when the speaker will be Adam Henson from Countryfile, a trip to Renishaw Hall was proposed as was a Christmas outing to Harewood House and details of a trip to Denman College in May were finalised.

The next meeting will be our birthday meeting on Thursday 17th March at 7pm when the speaker will be a representative from the Soldiers Charity and new members will be very welcome. For more information ring: 01909 472189.

SHIREOAKS MW Sports & Social Club: Saturday 26th March, 9.15pm, Miss Demeanor 3 girl pop group. Tickets £5 avaialble from the venue and Shireoaks PO. Free Pool available at the social club every Wednesday throughout March.


ESTATE’S Brass Band, Holbeck Woodhouse band room: Monday and Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. New players welcome. Beginners session Saturdays 9.30-10.30am. For more information visit

WELBECK Sailing Club: The club meets on Sundays, April-November, and is now looking for new members. For details please contact Eric on: 01909 730608, or visit:


WHITWELL Brass Band: Saturdays, 9-11am Junior Band and learners (instruments can be provided). Thursdays 7-9pm Seniors. For further information visit: