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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 NCT: Bumps Babies and Busy Bee’s Music Group at Balmoral Library, Sandringham Crescent (just off Valley Rd), Worksop, every Monday except Bank Holidays, 9.30am-11.30am. Songs, snacks and crafts, £1.50 donation per family plus 50p for 2nd and subsequent children. Everyone welcome, you don’t need to be a member to come. Small Talk Playgroup - Kilton Sure Start Centre, Longfellow Drive, Worksop. 9.15-11.15 every Tuesday. Nice quiet playgroup with a baby area as well as lots of toys for older ones and a secure outdoor area when the weather is nice. 50p donation for snacks.

BCVS: Dukeries Centre, Park Street. Tel. 01909 476118, email or visit The following courses are available in November: e-safety, Guide to internet safety and safe surfing, Tuesday 15th, 1-2pm.

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: Results for October are: 3rd, 1. G. Bailey & P. Revill, 2. S. Cook & J. Haddon, 3. T. Ward & P. Halfpenney. 10th. 1. M. Pepper & R. Orme, 2. T. Ward & P. Halfpenney, 3. I. Stewart & S. Atkins. 17th, =1. J. Wilson & P. Revill, =1. M. Pepper & R. Orme, 3. M. Simpson & B. Mundy. 24th. 1. T. Ward & P. Halfpenney, 2. E. & J. Hutton, 3. S. Cook & J. Haddon. 31st, 1. P. Revill & G. Bailey, 2. M. Pepper & R. Orme, 3. D. Marsh & J. Wilson.

Charity race and karaoke night: At Breakers Snooker and Social Club, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Saturday 19th November, 7pm, in aid of the William Stones Trust Fund, the two year old boy from Retford who has battled serious illness and disability. Televised horse races from over the years will be screened and people will bet money, with William’s charity getting a percentage of the winnings. Some items have been donated for auction by local sports people including golfer Mark Foster. There is no admission charge but donations are welcome. Visit for more information. Please come along and support a very worthwhile cause and have fun in the process.

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

NATIONAL Trust, (North Notts): 16th November, talk entitled Little House in France. Meetings are held in The Crossing, Newcastle Avenue at 7.30pm with tea, coffee and biscuits from 7pm onwards.

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.

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.

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: On Armistice Day, Friday 11th November at 10.30am The Western Front Association, St Anne’s Church and the pupils of St Anne’s School will hold a Remembrance in church. The two minutes silence will be observed with the Last Post and Reveille. A leaving collection will be taken in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Help for Heroes. Sunday 13th, Remembrance Sunday Service at 10am in church and 11am outside at the War Memorial.

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: Saturday 12th November, Guitar ‘Duo Nord’ and Violin Concert, 7.30pm. Saturday 19th, Christmas Fayre, 9.30am–12.30pm, various stalls, open to all. 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.

U3A University Of The Third Age: For people retired, semi retired, not in full time employment. For more information Google “Worksop & district U3A” or better still, why not come along to our monthly meeting and get to know some new friends. Our next meeting is on 17th November at St Annes Church Hall, Harrington Street, off Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, between 2pm and 4pm when we have our Annual General Meeting and new and old members can sign up for the next year’s membership and enjoy a social event. If you decide to become a member we will be having a Members Only Christmas party on December 15th 2011 between 1pm and 3pm when we will be offering pie and peas, mince pies and entertainment (a vegetarian option is available so please mention it when you buy the tickets). Tickets are available at £6.

Women’s Institute: President Ann Morley welcomed members to the November meeting. Dates were arranged for the Craft, Book and Lunch Clubs also a visit by mini coach to Dobbies Garden Centre for a cream tea. The guest speaker was Julia Betts who demonstrated what you could do for a Christmas Arrangement. Members were advised that their entry for the Apple Day competition at Newark won first prize. The next meeting will be on 1st December, at the Cricket Club, Central Avenue, Worksop, at 12.45pm which will be the Christmas Party. Visitors and new members welcome, for enquires please ring 01909 483215.

WORKSOP Christian Centre, Vicars Walk: Sunday, All Age Worship 11am-12noon. Thursday 7.45-9pm Prayer and Bible study. Chatterbox every Monday 1.15- 2.45pm, 50p donation; Fridays 9.30-11am, 50p donation. Energise each Thursday 4.15-5.15pm, ages four to school year three inclusive, tuck shop available, admission 40p. Activ8 Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm, school years 4-7, free admission. The Arc Tuesday 7.30-9pm, school years 8-13, tuck shop, play pool, use the computers and much more. Evergreen Each Wednesday 12.30-2pm, ages 60+, admission is a minimum donation of £3 which includes a home cooked two-course meal. For information on any of the above contact the following: 01909 489521.

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. For further information contact the church on: 01909 531962.


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.

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, everyone welcome. Every Thursday (term time only) Girl’s Club (7 years +), 4.30-6pm, crafts, reading, drama and a variety of activities. 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. No age limit required, just call in at the centre on Sunday to take part.