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ARTISTS Of Worksop: Members of the society meet every Wednesday 9am-12noon for practical work and general help and discussion. If you would like to join us, contact Mrs Angela Kilroe on 01909 481220 or email A great way to meet people with a similar interest and a mutual passion.

BALMORAL Tenants and Residents Association, Balmoral Community Centre, Sandringham Crescent, off Valley Road: Meet for talks, demonstrations, lunches, tea, coffee, bingo and raffle. Mondays 1-3pm.

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 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: Friday 2nd September with John Foster (Provincial newspaper reporter) at Retford Hospital. For further information contact Pat Broskom on 01909 562361 or chairman Robert Blatchford 01777 818519.

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: 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.

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.

DUKERIES Decorative And Fine Arts Society: For more information contact 01909 591471.

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.

NCT Nearly New Sale: The next Nearly New Sale is on 17th September at North Notts Arena, Eastgate, Worksop, 11.30am-1pm. Members get in 15 minutes early. Ask about membership! Join our Facebook group:, follow us on Twitter: Support the NCT Bassetlaw Branch for free when shopping online with over 400 brand-name retailers also use as your preferred search engine to raise funds while searching the web. The National Childbirth Trust is a charity and donations to support our work are welcome. To find out more, visit

PARKINSON’S UK: The Bassetlaw branch continues to grow with two new members joining at the August meeting. A warm welcome was extended to them and also to the speaker Mike Smith. Mike gave a very interesting talk on his work with the WRVS and his role in the emergency planning for major disasters. Members enjoyed a coach trip to Skegness funded by the Branch and are invited to reserve a place for a late summer lunch at the Station Hotel, Worksop on Monday September 19th. Members wishing to join the group and not yet booked, Please call 01909 730629 as soon as possible. The meeting on September 6th will welcome Rachel Baxter, Parkinson’s nurse, who will report on the latest trends in the treatment of the condition and answer any questions from members. Julia Robinson (Information and Support Worker) will also attend and advise members on matters including benefits etc. There will be an Information and Support Day for Parkinson’s patients, carers and families on Wednesday September 14th at The Well Baptist Church Retford from 10am–4-15pm. Speakers will include Dr Lynne Bedford reporting on research and Charlotte Eccleston demonstrating Seated Pilates and it’s benefit to Parkinson’s. The event is free. The branch meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Ave where new members are always very welcome. At the October meeting the Branch will present Parkinson’s UK Research Department with a cheque for £1,000 raised from collections at local supermarkets.

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, Church open daily 10-30am-12.30pm. 1st September, 10am Pre-School children’s service. 2nd, 12noon Mass and charity soup lunch. 4th, 9.30am Parish Mass with Creche and Sunday School. 7th, 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat. 8th, 7.30pm Patronal Festival Mass with the Bishop Of Whitby. 9th, 10th and 11th, 10.30-5pm Church and Gatehouse open days, tours and refreshments.

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.

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.

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Services: 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Communion; 1st Sunday in the month 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Service. Daily Prayer every weekday 9-9.30am in the Lady Chapel, entry via Vestry door.

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. The Monday Evening walks will cease on September 12th and are scheduled to restart on April 16th 2012. All walks are free and no special equipment is needed. For further details ring: 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

WORKSOP and District Chrysanthemum and Horticultural Society: 62nd Annual Early Show, Saturday 3rd September (open to the public 2-5pm) and Sunday 4th September (11am-3.30pm), in St Anne’s Church Hall, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop. Show of flowers, plants and vegetables. Tea and coffee available. Tombola and raffle and plants for sale. Tel. 01623 847014 for schedule.

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 Leisure Centre: Aquanatal, Friday 11.45am-12.30pm, designed for pregnant women in their second and third trimesters. Belly Dancing, Fridays 7-8.30pm. Boot Camp, Thursdays 6.45-7.30pm. Tai Chi, Wednesdays 11.30am-12.30pm. Early Morning Swim, Monday-Friday 7-8.30am and Sunday 7-9am. Parent and Child Lessons, Monday 7-8pm, Tuesday 12.15-1.30pm, Thursday 12.15-1.30pm and 7-8pm, Friday 11.45am-1.30pm and 7-8pm Sunday 9am-12pm.

WORKSOP Ramblers: Sunday 4th September, walk around the Eastern Gritstone Edges visiting Moscar, Stanage Edge, Higger Tor, Carl Wark, Froggatt, Curbar and Baslow Edges. Meet at Farm Foods car park, Memorial Avenue, Worksop for 8.30am with a packed lunch. Tel. 01302 745425.

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. For further information contact: 01909 531962.


KILTON Pet and Raptor Rescue, Plantation Hill: Open throughout the year for anyone interested in homing unwanted animals or for fostering. The rescue centre is expanding to Lambley in Nottingham and has opened a Farm Park and Falconry Centre, which will be open to the public from 10am-5pm, 7 days a week. Volunteers are always needed. Tel. 01909 478049 or 0797 039 0725.


SHO-Shin-Budo Kwai: St Paul’s Church Hall, Pelham Street, Fridays, 6.45-8pm, for under 10 years old and 8-9.30pm for over 10’s and adults. £3 per session.

WORKSOP Town Lindrickaires Marching Band: Practices take place every Sunday, 3-4.30pm at Shrewsbury Road Community Centre. New members always welcome, no age limit required, just call in at the centre on Sunday to take part.


BIRCOTES Leisure Centre: Bums ‘n’ Tums, Wednesday 7-8pm and Thursday 9.30-10.30am. Aqua Aerobics, Monday 7.15-8pm, Tuesday 12.30-1.15pm and Thursday 11-11.45am. Salsacise, Thursday 7.15-8pm. Yoga, Monday 6.15-7.45pm.


ST Giles Church: 11.30am Mass 2nd and 4th Sundays. 5th September, Tea party at Carburton Grange, 4pm. Tickets £5. Followed by 6pm Evensong. Enquires 01909 472180,