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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.

BCVS: Dukeries Centre, Park Street. Tel. 01909 476118, email or visit The following courses are available in December: Thursday 1st, Basic For Treasurers, 10am-1pm.

BLUEBELL Wood Children’s Hospice urgently require stock and would welcome donations of clothes, shoes and bric-a-brac etc. In addition to good quality stock we can also utilise items classed as rags as we able to sell them on. Any donations would be gratefully received at our charity shop at 76 Bridge Street, Worksop. We are also desperately in need of new volunteers. Anyone interested should contact Jane Smith at the shop or telephone 01909 483200.

CHRIST Church: Sunday services, 9.15am, 11am and 6.30pm. Monday 7.30-9pm MY Club - Youth Club. Wednesday Mums and Toddlers 10-11.30am, Frog Club 5.30-7pm (6-11 year olds). Friday Coffee Morning 9.30-11.15am, Luncheon Club 11.45am. For more details ring: 01909 530127 or visit

CHRISTMAS Coffee Morning and raffle: St Mary’s Hall, Park Street, Thursday 8th December, 10am-12noon. Various stalls, Christmas decorations, bric-a-brac, toiletries, cards, books etc. Admission £1.50 (includes coffee and mince pie). Raffle drawn during Coffee Morning, tickets 50p each. All welcome.

CHRISTMAS Craft Market: At the Aurora Wellbeing Centre, The Old Library building, Memorial Avenue, Friday 2nd December, 10am-3pm. Craft stalls and refreshments. All welcome. For more information contact Sally Richardson, fundraiser, Bassetlaw Hospital on: 01909 502767.

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.

FLOWER Arranging Classes: Last Wednesday of the month at the Crossing, 7.30pm. If interested please ring 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.

ODDFELLOWS, Cricket Club: First Tuesday of every month 7.30pm, free admission. New members welcome.

PARKINSON’S UK: The branch meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Ave where new members are always very welcome.

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.

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.

PRIORY Church: Worksop Priory will be open on Saturday 2nd December for the annual pre- Christmass Fair. Mr Richard Lilley, Headteacher of Ryton Park School will open the occasion at 10.30am. There will be a variety of stalls and activities for all with refreshments and lunches,. The Grand Raffle will be drawn at 2pm.

RYTON Chorale: Would you like to join a local community choir? Singers of all voices will be made most welcome. Join us for rehearsals in The Holy Family School, Netherton Road, Worksop, 7.30pm on Mondays in school term time. We sing music spanning many centuries from Bach to Bernstein and beyond. For further information please telephone 01777 719928 or 01909 473847.

SALVATION Army, Newcastle Avenue: Monday 9.45-11.45am Parents and Toddlers, 12.30pm Prayer Meeting, 1.45pm Ladies Meeting, 5.30pm Rainbows, 6.15pm Brownies, 7.30pm Guides. Wednesday 10am Coffee Morning, 12noon Soup and Roll Lunch, 12.45pm Wednesday Fellowship all welcome. Thursday 7pm Bible Study. Friday 11am Bible Study, 6.30pm Youth Club. Saturday 10am Coffee Morning. Sunday 10am Morning Worship, 3.30pm Kids Alive (Sunday School), 5pm Evening Meeting.

SOROPTIMISTS of the Bassetlaw area: If you are interested in finding out about a local group of women who socialise and enjoy each others’ company, challenging women’s issues and doing a lot of good work for the local and wider community, then our club may be for you. For further information contact Ginny on: 01909 476192 or Denise on: 01909 731689 or email

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Friday 2nd December, 8-11.30am Breakfast Club and Coffee Morning with hot bacon rolls, everyone welcome. Services: Sunday 4th December, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Service; Wednesday 7th, 7pm Prayer and Communion service in Lady Chapel. Sunday 11th, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Communion, 6.30pm Carol Service, followed by refreshments in church. Readings will be taken from the King James’ Bible as part of our celebration of its 400th Anniversary. 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 are scheduled to restart on April 16th 2012. All walks are free and no special equipment is needed. Tel. 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

ST JOHN’S Church: Sunday Celebration Service 10am. Refreshments afterwards. Fridays Toddler Group 9.15–11.15am play and get together, £1 per family includes refreshments. Wednesdays Heart For Family Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am, £1 per family including refreshments. Term time only. For any enquiries telephone Janet on 01909 488286.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Saturday 10th December, Worksop Rotary Club Concert with the Thurcroft Welfare Brass Band, 7.30pm.

U3A University Of The Third Age: Members Only Christmas Party on December 15th, between 1-3pm when we will be offering pie & peas, mince pies and entertainment (a vegetarian option is available so please mention it when you buy the tickets). Tickets are available at £6.

VICTORIA Care Home, Memorial Avenue: Christmas Fair, Saturday 10th December, 2-4pm. Various stalls including cake stall and bric a brac, tombola, refreshments, raffle prizes and hampers to be won. Adults 50p, children free. Contact 01909 476416. All welcome.

WORKSOP and District Pensioner’s Association: Meets on the second Wednesday of each month in a private room at The Crossing Church and Centre, 2-4pm. Provides entertainment and enjoyment for everyone aged 60 and over. Entertainment includes talks and demonstrations on a variety of subjects, social events, bingo, coach outings, holidays, Christmas Lunch and much more. Bring a friend if you wish. Membership £4 per year and £1.50 per monthly visit including tea and biscuits and a free raffle ticket. Don’t be shy, just turn up, no need to join on your first visit. Contact Pat or John Barran on: 01909 532445 or Des Bishell on: 01909 481687.

WORKSOP and District Stroke Club: First and third Thursdays of month, 7pm at The Crossing. All stroke victims and their carers are welcome. During the year a series of slide shows, speakers, bands and choirs provide the focal point of meetings and there is a regular update of stroke-related news. For further information contact Mrs Lyn Hancock on: 01909 720985.

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.


BOTANICAL Art Group: Meet in The New Hall, Bawtry on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm. We are a mixed group of abilities and although there is no formal tuition we enjoy sharing our knowledge and expertise. If you would like to join us please contact the Secretary Sue Woffinden on: 01909 731020.

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


MEMORIAL Hall: Handbell Ringers: Tuesdays, 7.30pm in the upstairs room. Mums and Toddlers: Thursdays, 9.30-11.15am (in term time). Pilates: Thursdays, 6.15-7.15pm, All levels, with a free trial class to start. Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159. Pre-school: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-11.30am and 12.45-3pm.

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