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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.

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.

COOKING on a budget – FREE six-week course teaching you how to cook and prepare meals using fresh, seasonal and convenience foods. Starts Monday 12th September, 9.3-11.30am at West Hill Community Centre, Ordsall. This course is FREE if you collect a means tested benefit, £30 otherwise. To book call A1 Housing on 01909 533226.

CRESWELL Crags and The Harley Gallery: The Big Cave Draw, 25th and 27th October, 10am-4pm. Creswell Crags and The Harley Gallery are running some very special children’s workshops this half term as part of The Big Draw. Children aged 6 to 12 can enjoy making their own rock art inspired drawings with these artist-led, time-travelling, woodland-walking, mess-making workshops! Explore the intriguing surroundings of Creswell Crags and its mysterious caves, while hunting and gathering for nature’s own art equipment. Get some inspiration from the prehistoric rock art in the caves, including a bearded goat! At The Harley Gallery, you will get to meet artist Georgina Bell who works in the Harley Gallery’s artist studios. Georgina will show you how to create giant wild animals and work together to make you own cave paintings. Turn your sticks, twigs and feathers collected at Creswell Crags into drawing tools, and make paintings with mud, charcoal and earth pigment paint. Make like a cave man and explore your creative side this October half term. The Big Cave Draw tickets cost £10 per child, contact The Harley Gallery on 01909 501 700 or to book.

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.

FREE Introduction to IT training for A1 Housing tenants. This five-week course starts on 21st September and takes place at Carlton Forest Training Centre, Worksop each Wednesday morning between 9.30am-11.30am. Places for non-tenants available at £5 per session. Call Lindsay Bradshaw on 01909 533226 for more information.

FLOWER Arranging Classes: Last Wednesday of the month at the Crossing, 7.30pm. Tel. 01909 730781.

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.

MACMILLAN Coffee Morning: Friday 23rd September, 10am-12noon at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Park Street. National draw with prizes of £2,000 or holiday for two as well as Macmillan Autumn raffle, first prize car, second prize holiday or cash, third prize £500. Many stalls including cakes and jams, cards, jewellery, raffle etc. All welcome.

NEARLY New Sale: 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.

PRIORY Church: Daily Services and enquires 01909 472180, Church open daily 10-30am-12.30pm. 16th September, 12noon Mass and charity soup lunch. 18th, 9.30am Parish Mass with Creche and Sunday School, 6pm Evening Prayer and Benediction. 21st, 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat. 24th, 10am-12noon Fundraisng Coffee Morning at the Marshall’s. 25th, Harvest Festival 9.30am, Charity Lunch 12.30pm, grocery donations for Hope please.

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.

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Friday 23rd September, 8.30pm St Anne’s Travellers present Latin Jazz Night at the Shireoaks Inn, Westgate, Worksop, by “Opus”. This popular nine piece band returns to Worksop with their latest adventure in jazz with a Latin flavour. They will play a selection of tunes and arrangements composed by such greats as Chucho Valdes, Paquito D’Rivera and others. Tickets £5 from the Shireoaks Inn, Robert Ilett: 01777 869051 or Chris Broughton: 01909 487378 or on the night, subject to availability. World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: Friday 30th September, St Anne’s Church Hall, 9am-12noon.

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 will restart on April 16th 2012. All walks are free, no special equipment needed. Tel. 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Saturday 17th September, concert, The Sterndale Singers, 7.30pm. Friday 23rd, Hope for the Homeless Clothing Sale, 12noon.

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 coffees available. Tombola and raffle and plants for sale. Tel. 01623 847014 for schedule.

WORKSOP Flower Club: Monday 3rd October, demonstration by June Borrowdale entitled Autumn Inspirations at St Anne’s Church Hall, Newcastle Avenue. Doors open 6.30pm, also jewellery stall, book stall, sales table for flower arranging accessories and raffle. Visitors £4. Plenty of parking at the back of the hall. Come early and join us for an exceptional evening. Come and learn the art of flower arranging. Visitors and members welcome, visitors £4. For information telephone: 01909 488036. The yearly membership is £26. Tel. 01909 488036.


NEW Life Church (AOG), Plantation Hill: Sunday 4pm Family Service. Thursday 7.30pm Prayer Meeting. Friday 6.30pm Treasure Kids.

KILTON Pet and Raptor Rescue, Plantation Hill: Open throughout the year for anyone interested in homing unwanted animals or for fostering. Volunteers needed. Contact 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 welcome, no age limit required, just call in.


HARWORTH Methodist Church, Waterslack Road: Sunday Services, 10.30-11.30am, Sunday School 10-30-11.30am. Tuesday Club, every Tuesday during term time, 6-7pm.

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.


CHURCH of St Giles: Sundays Parish Mass 11.30am, 2nd and 4th of the month. Enquiries: 01909 472180.