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BARLBOROUGH History Group: The Group will now meet on a Saturday Morning in the newly refurbished Heritage Centre, 1 Ward Lane, Barlborough, 10am-12noon. Contact Heritage Manager Tony Bak on 1246 810100 or email him at Check out the new website

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.

TAI Chi: The Barlborough and District Tai Chi Group members invite you to join them for exercise and good company every week, 12.15-1.45pm in the Village Hall. All welcome. For further information call: 01246 812198.


BOTANICAL Art Group: Meet in The New Hall, Bawtry on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm. We are a mixed group of abilities and although there is no formal tuition we enjoy sharing our knowledge and expertise. If you would like to join us please contact the secretary Sue Woffinden on: 01909 731020.

WHIST Drive, New Hall, Station Road: Thursday’s 7.15pm.


ALZHEIMER’S Society Bassetlaw Branch, the Costhorpe Centre, Northumberland Avenue: Offers support, advice and information. Memories Social Club, Monday-Thurs 1-3.30pm, activities, trips out and socialising with people in a similar situation, open to all. Contact Sue Brewin: 01909 730886.

DANCE classes for all ages starting soon at the Carlton Centre. Rebecca’s Dance Studios offers classes in ballet, tap, modern, acrobatics, streetdance and contemporary. Pupils taken from 3yrs. Prices from £2. Visit for further details or call Rebecca Doona on 07759 777103.

DUKE of Edinburgh, Inter Club Youth Club: Thursdays, 6.30-9pm.

GATEWAY Community Centre: A1 Housing Surgery: Tuesdays, 2.15-3.45pm. Youth Club: Saturdays 4-6pm for ages 11-16 years. Worksop and District Credit Union: Tuesdays, 2-3.30pm.

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

POPLARS Church: Sundays, church meeting 10.30am, (first Sunday of month held at the Gospel Hall, Church Walk, Worksop). For more information contact: 01909 530171.

ROADS (Reach Out And Discover Spiritualism), Cleveland Close Community Centre: Thursdays, 7.30pm. Weekly demonstrations on mediumship with different spiritualists, entry £2.50.

SCOUT Headquarters: Beavers: Thursdays, 5pm. Cubs: Thursdays, 6.45pm. Explorer Scouts: Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Scouts: Mondays, 7.30pm.

SHO-Shin-Budo Kwai, Cleveland Close Community Centre: Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm, five years to adult, £3.

WOMEN’S Institute, Parish Centre: Meetings are held in the Parish Centre the second Thursday of the month at 7.15pm, visitors £3. The walking group meet on the Green at 9.15am every Monday except the Monday before the monthly meeting. The gardening club meet in the Ann Daniels Centre. For time and date ring Carol on 01909 731514.

WORKSOP and District Live at Home Scheme, Ann Daniels Centre, 64 Dadley Road: Mondays, Over 60s Lunch Club and Games Afternoon, 12noon-3pm. Tuesdays, Over 60s Lunch Club, 12noon-1.30pm. Wednesdays, (Rayton Spur Community Centre) Over 60s Lunch Club and Activities, 12noon-2.30pm. Thursdays, Over 60s Coffee Morning and Bingo, 10.30am-12.30pm. Telephone for details: 01909 732488.

WHIST Drive: There will be a Whist Drive on Monday at 7.15pm. in the Scout Headquarters, not as stated last week. This is on Church Lane next to the Parish Centre All whist players welcome.

WI: A big thank you to Christine Clark for hosting the summer WI lunch. September 8th meeting will be ‘A Journey to India’ with WI Holidays by Christine John; there will also be a light supper. Meetings are held at the Parish Centre, Church Lane, on the second Thursday of every month commencing at 7-15pm. The cost to visitors is £3. The Walking Group meets on Mondays at 9-15am on the green. The Gardening Club is held at the Ann Daniels entre on the third Wednesday of every month at 2pm.


gala: Clowne Gala will take place on Saturday 17th September, between 11am and 3pm at Clowne Campus, High Street, Clowne. This year it will be opened by Tony Eaton, Help for Heroes Nottinghamshire County Co-ordinator. A packed programme of entertainment: music, dance, fairground rides, stalls, refreshments. New this year: Laser quest. Lots of fun for everyone!


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

LOCAL History Group, Cavendish Suite, Social Centre: First and third Thursdays of the month, 7pm.

QUEENS Court Group: Members meet on the Thursday of each week.

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

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


TAI Chi, Village Hall: Fridays, 10.45am-12.15pm. Contact Sue on: 07963 513209 or Jack on: 07732 995186.


HEALTH Walks: Every Wednesday, 10am from Andy’s Cafe in Langold. Walks are designed to keep you healthy and take approximately two hours, visiting the local area and taking in about 4-6 miles. If you are interested in joining us, please arrive at Andy’s cafe for 10am.

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.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: News items discussed: television programmes; the Opportunity rover on Mars; the Dawn probe at Vesta; the Juno probe going to Jupiter; a fourth moon for Pluto; once around the Sun for Neptune. Members described their observations: Mars, Jupiter, the Moon, the Summer Triangle. Visibleness of the Moon and the planets for the next two weeks were described. Members went outside to watch a passage of the space station. The main events were talks by Andrew Patton on events in 2011 and James Ince on seeing Vesta. Next meeting: the Village Hall, Wednesday 31st August, 8-10pm, admission free.



LUNCHEON Club, Shireoaks Village Hall: Thursdays 11.30am-1.30pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Jean on 01909 483586.

OVER 60s, Village Hall: Every other Thursday, 1.30-4.30pm for dominoes and bingo.

ST LUKE’S Music Group, St Luke’s Church: First and third Sunday in the month and meet previous Wednesday in church 7.30pm to rehearse.

Shireoaks Sports and Social Club: Comedian and vocalist Jon Willy Brown, Saturday 27th August, 9pm. Tickets £3 available from the venue or Shireoaks Post Office.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: St Lawrence’s Church: Sunday 21st August, 9am: Holy Sung Eucharist Service. Sunday 28th, 9am Family Service (Non-Eucharistic). Tuesday 30th, Afternoon tea and bingo 2.30-4pm. Tickets available from Fellowship Members, £2. The Ladies Group Coffee Morning on Saturday 20th August raised a total of £101.01 for charity.

WHITWELL Community Centre, The Square: Saturday 27th August, Coffee morning 9.30-11am in aid of Whitwell Residents Association; Tuesday 30th August, Benefits Advice 9am-12noon; Wednesday 31st August, Cash bingo 8pm start.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 6th September films and photographs of the Lowestoft Evacuees will be shown. The collection has recently been presented to the group by the Lowestoft Evacuees Association in recognition of the kindness of the Whitwell Community, and other Derbyshire villages, to Lowestoft children who had been evacuated to safety from the vulnerable east coast of England at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Over the ensuing years many of the evacuees, now in their seventies and eighties, have kept in close touch with their foster families and in 2013 it will be Whitwell’s turn to host the annual visit.

Mr Eric Holder will give a talk on the Wars of the Roses on 13th September.