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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.

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. All general meetings are held 2.30-4.30pm. Next meeting: Friday 4th November with Ian Willows (Auctioneer) 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.

DUKERIES Decorative And Fine Arts Society: The October meeting saw Mr Steven Desmond entertain members with his talk on 16th century Italian gardens. The next meeting is on Wednesday 2nd November at 1.55pm in St Anne’s Hall, Worksop, when Mrs Elizabeth Rumbelow will speak about A Celebration of the Seasons in Art, Poetry and Music. For further information or a programme contact 01623 861204.

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.

LEAGUE of Friends of Bassetlaw Hospital: Christmas Fayre, Wednesday 2nd November at the Masonic Hall, Queen Street, Worksop, 10am-12noon. Admission £1.50 to include coffee and mince pie. Cake stall, bric a brac, tombola, raffle and various other stalls. Please support your local hospital. All welcome.

NEW Testament Church of God (Cheapside): Sunday 10am All Age Sunday School, 11am Morning Service also 11am Youth Church, 5pm Evening Service. Wednesday 7.30-9pm Prayer Request Service. For details or to leave a request for a prayer telephone 01909 487940.

PRIORY Church: 28th November, 12noon Mass and charity soup lunch; 7.30pm Worksop Dukeries Rotary Bach To Bachara concert; tickets £10. 30th, 9.30am Parish Mass with Creche and Sunday School; 6pm Evening Prayer and Benediction led by the Youth Group followed by firework party for All Saintstide. November 1st, 7.30pm All Saints Day Mass. 2nd, 9.30am, All Souls masses.

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.

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.

SOROPTIMISTS International of the Dukeries: Fashion Show on Thursday 3rd November at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor. Raffle, stalls and garments for the fashion show provided by Deuce. Tickets £6 on the door includes cheese and biscuits and glass of wine. For more information contact Denise: 01909 731666.

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Friday 28th October at 7.30pm in St Anne’s church hall, St Anne’s Travellers present: An Evening with the Fabulous Nicola Farnon featuring the great classics from Gershwin, Cole Porter and others. Tickets £12 (age 16 and under £8) including supper, from Robert Ilett 01777 869051 or Chris Broughton 01909 487378. A night of music for all the family. Luncheon Club, Friday 4th November 12noon for 12.15pm.

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 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.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Wednesday 9th November, Blood Donors, 12.15-3pm, 4.30-7.15pm. Friday 11th, Circuit Choristers Remembrance Concert. 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.

THORNBERRY Animal Sanctuary: Are looking for volunteers (must be over 18) to help with dog walking, sorting jumble and help with fund raising days. Call 01909 564399 (between 11am-3pm except Wednesdays) and ask for Sarah or Judy.

WORKSOP District Scouts Centenary Extravaganza: on 27th and 28th October at the Acorn Theatre, Queen Street, Worksop, 7pm. Sketches and songs from the last 100 years of scouting and much more. Tickets £5 from the Acorn box office. Contact Elaine Neal for more information on: 07749016766. All welcome.

WORKSOP & District Scout Association are this year celebrating 100 years of Scouting within the district. We have held a number of events during the year and the final one is a service of celebration which will be held in the Worksop Priory Church on Sunday 6th November commencing at 2pm. It is anticipated that The president of the Nottinghamshire Scout Association Sir Andrew Buchanan will be in attendance together with a number of representatives from both scouting and from Bassetlaw. Scout flags will be paraded, music outside the church will be provided by the Retford Scout Band. Music and hymns will be by then Nottinghamshire Police Band. At the conclusion of the service all attending are invited to a drink and a piece of celebratory cake which will be served in the rear of the church by church members.

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 Miners Welfare Band: We run rehearsals at the Miners Welfare on Gateford Road on Mondays for the training band 7-7.30pm, and Wednesdays for the main band 7.30-9pm. We are always looking to make new players welcome and experience is not necessary as we provide free tuition and loan of instrument. We are particularly looking for trombone or bass players. For more details see our website or call the band secretary Richard Kay on 01909 472284.

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 for more details.


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. For more information contact Colleen on: 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 10s and adults. £3 per session.

ST PAUL’S Church: Sunday 9.30am Divine Liturgy. First Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays), Coffee Morning 10am-12noon, chat, bingo, games, etc., open to all ages. Every Monday bingo (term time only) doors open 7pm bingo starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9pm, free entry, refreshments available for a small charge. Line Dancing every Tuesday from 7pm at Manton Parish Hall. Sequence Dancing at Manton Parish Hall will be held on the 2nd and 4th week of every month, 7pm onwards, refreshments available and raffle.

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.