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BRING and Buy Book Club, Little School Coffee Shop: A selection of second hand books on Tuesday and Thursdays, 9am-12noon. 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.

BARLBOROUGH Resource Centre: Tuesdays, 9am-3pm Internet Cafe. Wednesdays, 9am-3pm normal centre services. Rooms available to hire. Thursdays, 9.30am-5pm, normal centre services plus craft workshops 10am-12noon. Fridays closed. Saturdays, 9am-12noon.


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

UK Kick Boxing: Mondays, 6pm. For more information contact 01623 468155.


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.

BOOTS and Bolos Line Dancing Classes: Every Wednesday at Carlton Village Hall, also social dances once a month. Social dances every other month at Oldcotes Village Hall. Ring Dave for details: 077808 931534.

CHRISTMAS Coffee Morning: Will be held on Saturday 5th November between 10am-12.30pm in the Grey Horses in Carlton in aid of the orphan children in Father Showry’s diocese in South India. There will be various stalls including Christmas gifts, cakes, jewellery, tombola and raffle. Refreshments will be available. This will be a good opportunity to begin your Christmas shopping and to help less fortunate children and also to meet Father Showry.

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.

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

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

WOMEN’S Institute, Parish Centre: November’s meeting is on Thursday 9th and will be a craft evening with Helen. 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.


AUTUMN Fair Fundraising Event: In aid of Lee Marklew who needs treatment in Mexico for a rare bone cancer, to take place on Saturday 29th October at Clowne Community Centre, Recreation Close from 1-4pm. Refreshments, crafts, cake stalls and much, much more. Weightwatchers have donated prizes to the value of over £65. All welcome. Anybody wishing to donate can do so by contacting Gloria Jones: 01909 773456.

CLOWNE Countryside Access Group (a sub group of Clowne Community Association). For walking, cycling, horse-riding etc. Visit our website for information on activities and meeting dates -

CLOWNE Wildlife Group: For further information on group activities contact Jim Russell on: 01246 812 724.


CRESWELL Crags: Gore in the Gorge, Saturday 29th October, 6pm and 7pm. Spooky Stories in a Spooky Setting. Tickets are available on site or by ringing: 01909 720378. Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 for children.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: Family Service, 10.45am, reader C. Dodsworth, intercession and preacher L. Parker, sidespersons F. Alcroft and P. Lomax, organ W. Brown and service by L. Parker. Elmton, 10.45am Holy Communion, reader R. Shacklock, sidesperson D. Broomhead, organ S. Broomhead and celebrant/preacher Rev L. Harris.

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


ST PATRICK’S RC Church: Sunday services, 10.30am, Mass.


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.


VILLAGE Hall: Art Class: Wednesdays 9.30am-12.30pm. Carpet Bowls: Mondays 2-4pm. Thursdays 2.30-4.30pm, Games Evening, alternate Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm. Sequence Dancing: Wednesdays 8-10pm. Toddler Group: Mondays 10am-12noon.


CARPET Bowls and Luncheon Club, Village Hall: Thursdays, 10-11.30am for over 60s. Once a month members go for lunch after playing, all welcome.

METHODIST Church: Sunday services, 3pm.


Arabian Nights performed by Fairgame Theatre: Shireoaks Sports & Social Club, Tuesday 8th November, 7.30pm. Suitable for adults and families (5+). Tickets: family of four £20, Adult £8, Conc £6, Child £5. On sale now at the venue or Shireoaks Post office. Non-members welcome.

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

OVER 60s, Village Hall: Thursday 20th October: Raffle donated by the club, won by J. Travis. Dominoes won by D. Stevenson, Booby D. Hall. Bingo winners K. Draper, R. Gabbitus, J. Stocks, M. Morris, B. Carter and J. Fox. Every other Thursday, 1.30-4.30pm for dominoes and bingo.


WELBECK Sailing Club: Strong winds provided exciting sailing as the final series of races concluded. With the top positions as yet undecided it made for a thrilling climax to the years competitive sailing. Ultimately, it was Ian’s consistently good performance in his Laser dinghy than enabled him to clinch victory both on the day and for the series. On the 6th November the club will hold its annual Gallon Race and Bonfire. All boats will be put away by 20th November, until sailing starts again in April 2012!


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Saturday 12th November, concert by the Phoenix Singers at 7.30pm in the community centre, ticket £1 for entrance. The Fellowship Group will be providing refreshments. See Cynthia if you would like a ticket.

WHITWELL Community Centre, The Square: Saturday 29th October, Coffee morning 9.30-11am in aid of Whitwell Players. Tuesday 1st November, Benefits Advice 9am–12noon; Whitwell Junior Players 5.15-7.15pm, 8-14 years. New members welcome; Whitwell Players 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, not necessarily for acting. Wednesday 2nd, Cash Bingo 8pm start. Friday 4th, Firework Display – Welbeck Street Recreation Ground. Free Admission, gates open 6.30pm.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 18th October, Mr Andy Firth gave an illustrated talk on The Southern Lakes. His journey began with a rail trip from Oxenhope Railway Station to Lake Windermere set in the first National Park. On November 1st, Mr Malcolm Walpole returns to give one of his fascinating slideshows.