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ARTISTS Of Worksop: Artists of Worksop will be holding a demonstration by Helen Silcock of Animals in Pastel on Tuesday 19th July, 7.30-9.30pm at the Worksop Cricket Club. There is ample parking and everyone is welcome. For more information about the Society please contact Angela on: 01909 481220.

BASSETLAW NCT: Bumps Babies and Busy Bee’s Music Group at Balmoral Library, Sandringham Crescent (just off Valley Rd), Worksop, every Monday except Bank Holidays, 9.30am-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. 9.15-11.15 every Tuesday. 50p donation for snacks.

BCVS: Dukeries Centre, Park Street, tel. 01909 476118, email or visit The following courses are available in July: Tuesday 19th, Level Two Food Safety in Catering Courses, 9.30am-3pm. Thursday 21st, Running Successful Fundraising Events, 10am-12.30pm.

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.

PARKINSON’S UK: Another successful month and the branch continues to grow. Three new members joined at the July meeting at which Judy Mayher from Trading Standards gave an excellent presentation about doorstep safety, current scams and junk mail etc. The summer outing takes place on Thursday 21st July with a coach trip to Skegness. The pick-up times are 9am at the Priory Church car park and 9.15am at Kettlewell’s garage in Retford. The coach leaves Skegness at 3.30pm. Members who have not yet booked their seat are urged to ring Chris 01909 730629 as soon as possible. The August meeting at 2pm on the 2nd at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Avenue will welcome Mike Smith talking about the WRVS and emergency planning. A later summer lunch is booked for Monday 19th September at The Station Hotel, Worksop at 12noon.

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, 15th July, 12noon Mass in the Gatehouse and charity soup lunch. 17th, 8am Mass; 9.30am Confirmation and First Holy Communions with Creche and Sunday School followed by a picnic; 4pm Churches Together Songs of Praise on the Priory Green- all welcome; 6pm Evening Prayer and Benediction. 20th, 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.

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.

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.

SAVE The Children, Central Avenue: Are looking for items you no longer need including small items of furniture. All donations will be gratefully received.

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: Friday 15th July, 6.30pm Short service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of St Anne’s. Luncheon Club Friday 5th August 12noon for 12.15pm – bookings by Monday 25th July to Pauline Cooper 01909 475359.

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 Ambulance: Coffee Evening on Wednesday 20th July at Central Avenue HQ, 6.45pm. Includes Bring and Buy, raffle and CD sale. All proceeds to support the work in Worksop and district. Come along and give your support.

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: Saturday 16th – Monday 18th July, The Crossing Flower Festival, Open: 10am-4pm Saturday 16th, 2-4pm Sunday 17th and 9am–2pm Monday 18th. Wednesday 20th, Blood Donors, 12.15-3pm, 4.30-7.15pm. Friday 22nd, Hope for the Homeless Clothing Sale, 12noon. Saturday 23rd, Bach to Broadway Concert, 7.30pm. 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.

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. We look forward to welcoming new members so do come along and find out what U3A is all about.

WORKSOP Archaeological and Local Historical Society: Sunday 24th July, 2pm, visit to The Smithy Museum at Owston Ferry and afterwards at West Butterwick for light refreshments with Malcolm Dolby, members only.

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 contact 01909 489521.

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: Come and learn the art of flower arranging. Visitors and members welcome, visitors £4. For information telephone: 01909 488036. If there are any new members the yearly membership is £26. Any further information contact Anne on: 01909 488036.

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

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. Tel. 01909 531962.


ST Mary’s Chapel: 11.30am Mass 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. Enquires can be found at: 01909 472180,