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BASSETLAW Amputee Group: Meets every second Tuesday of the month, 10am at The Crossing Church, Worksop. Provides free impartial advice and support to amputees, their carers, friends and family. BASSETLAW Dyslexia Support Group: Let’s Talk About Motivation, Tuesday 12th April, 6.30-8pm at The Well, 1a Lime Tree Avenue, Retford. An informal session to explore motivation to help learning. Input from Casy Counselling provided at this free meeting. All welcome, including children. If you have transport difficulties. Tel. 01777 816661.

BASSETLAW NCT: National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Bassetlaw Branch is holding a nearly new sale on Saturday 9th April at North Notts Arena, Eastgate. Nearly new sales provide parents with the chance to buy top quality clothes, toys and accessories for babies and toddlers in nearly new condition at knock down prices. It also helps families raise cash by selling their unwanted nearly new items that may otherwise have gone to landfill. The first 200 attendees will be given a goody bag with samples from our sponsors. We have lots of sellers and there will be lots of bargains. Also new for this sale is the facility to pay by chip and pin (for a small fee, though not AMEX) as well the usual cash or cheque (with cheque guarantee card). The event opens at 11.15am for NCT members and 11.30am for non-members and closes at 2pm. Entry is £1 donation per person which goes to the NCT Charity both locally and nationally. For more information contact or leave a message on the branch voicemail: 0844 243 6042. The next sale will be in the Autumn.

BCVS: Dukeries Centre, Park Street. Tel. 01909 476118, email or visit The following courses are available in April are: Tuesday 12th, Media Awareness Workshop, 10am-1pm, £15. Note: Funding Week has been postponed until w/c 20th June. See website for more details.

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 able to sell them on. Any donations would be gratefully received at our charity shop at 76 Bridge Street, Worksop.

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.

BRIDGE Club, Worksop Cricket Club: Results for March are:- 7th, 1. S. Cook and J. Haddon, 2. J. Tomlinson and I. Stewart. 3. M. and H. Tench. 14th, 1. S. Cook and P. Halfpennny, 2, M. Simpson and B. Mundy, 3. E. and J. Hutton, 21st, 1. J. and R. Stocks, 2. S. Cook and J. Haddon, 3. M. Simpson and J. Hutton. 28th, 1. M. and H. Tench, 2. J. Denston and A. Rowland, 3, T. Ward and P. Halfpenney. At the AGM the committee was re-elected en bloc officers being Chairperson - S.Cook, Secretary - M.Pepper, Treasurer - M.Simpson. 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.

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

CRESWELL Crags: Headhunter takes place until 5th June, admission free. Tel. 01909 720378 for prices and times.

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.

FAMILY History Group (Self-Help), Worksop Library, (local studies area - first floor), Memorial Avenue: Free guidance on how to trace your family tree using the new library facilities (computer and parish records). Second and last Thursday of the month, 5-7pm. Admission free.

MS Society, Worksop and District, St Anne’s Hall: Second and fourth Monday of every month, 7.30pm. We invite all MS sufferers and their families including newly diagnosed to come along and join us.

ODDFELLOWS, Cricket Club: First Tuesday of every month 7.30pm, free admission. New members 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. Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159.

PRIORY Church: Daily services and enquires 01909 472180, 7th April, 10am, 15 minute service for pre-school children. 8th, 12noon Mass followed by charity soup lunch; 7pm Stations Of the Cross. 10th, 8am Mass; 9.30am Mass with Creche and Sunday School, Preacher Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR; 12.30pm Charity lunch for Zimbabwe; 6pm Evening Prayer and Benediction. 13th 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat.

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.

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.

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.

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 Baby And Toddler Playgroup: Tuesdays 9.30-11.15am. Term time only.

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 have now restarted. For further details ring: 01909 488704 or 07599 340551. 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 8th April, Blood Donors, 12.15-3pm and 4.30-7.15pm. Saturday 9th, Concert - Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm. Saturday 16th, The Crossing Spring Fayre, 9.30am-12noon. Many craft and gift stalls; Concert - Michael Davies (piano) and Sophie Cameron (violin), 7.30pm.

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.

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 Flower Club: Are holding another workshop with professional tutor at The Crossing, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop on Saturday 21st May at 11am. The cost is £5. For further information contact 01909 488036. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We look forward to welcoming all visitors and members. If there are any new members the yearly membership is £26. Any further information contact Anne on: 01909 488036.


spring Carnival: Saturday 16th April at the Centre for Sport and Learning, Manton Youth and Community Centre, off Shrewsbury Road, 1-4pm. A fun filled day of entertainment including stilt walker, balloon modelling, face painting, tombola, bouncy castle and much more. There will also be the chance to find out what is happening in the area, so do come along. For details tel. 01909 535193.