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THE BARLBOROUGH ‘Little’ School: Coffee shop open Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12noon.

BARLBOROUGH Heritage and Visitors’ Centre: Is holding a FREE exhibition for the month of January entitled Barlborough Hall Uncovered. Barlborough Hall was a private home for over 300 years and then a private school so it has never been open to the public. Descendants of the Rodes family have donated a collection of their private photographs which show what life was like living at the hall. Opening times are Mondays 9am-3pm, Tuesdays 9am-5pm, Closed Wednesdays, Thursdays 9am-3pm, Closed Fridays, Saturdays 9am-1pm, Closed Sundays. Free Parking and Full Disabled Access. You can purchase postcards of the Hall and Barlborough Village. We just have a few remaining Barbers Row and Barlborough 2012 Calendars left. All proceeds go to the running of the centre which is a Registered Charity. Tel. 01246 810100.

BRING and Buy Book Club, Little School Coffee Shop: A selection of second hand books on Tuesday and Thursdays, 9am-12noon. Paperbacks from 50p and hardbacks £1. Also a selection of handmade cards by the Park View craft group. All proceeds to Bluebell Wood Children’s hospice.

SCOUTS: Fridays 7-8.30pm. If you think that you could help either weekly or sharing on a less regular basis come along to a meeting or ring Steve Riley on: 07855 413577.

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.


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.


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.

DUKE of Edinburgh, Inter Club Youth Club: Thursdays, 6.30-9pm.

GATEWAY Community Centre: A1 Housing Surgery: Tuesdays, 2.15-3.45pm. Youth Club: Saturdays 4-6pm for ages 11-16 years. Worksop and District Credit Union: Tuesdays, 2-3.30pm.

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

VILLAGE Hall: Mondays: Ultimate Taekwondo, 5-6pm, Lindrick Players, 7-9pm, Keep Fit, 6.30-7.30pm, Pilates, 7.30-8.30pm. Tuesdays: Bingo, 6-9pm, Weight Watchers, sessions 10am or 6pm. Wednesdays: Zumba 5.45-6.45pm, tel. Alison on: 07745395211; Line Dancing, Beginners 7-8pm, intermediates 8-10.30pm, contact Dave: 07808 931534, Rainbows, 9-11.30am, Keep Fit, 6.30-7.30pm, Karate, 7.45-8.45pm, Action Sports, 1.45-3.15pm. Thursdays: Clic, 9.30-11.30am, Bingo, 6-8.45pm, Sign Post, 9.30am-2pm, Taekwondo, 5.30-6.30pm, Tums and Bums, 7-8pm. Fridays: Lindrick Singers, 1-3pm, Adult dance classes, 7-9.30pm, Carlton Ladies Fitness, 8-11am and 4-6pm. Sundays: Poplars (not first Sunday of month), 9-11am, Ballroom Social Dance, 7-10.30pm.

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.

YOUTH Club, Carlton Youth Centre: Fridays 6-8pm, for years 3, 4, 5 and 6 only. Sundays 5.30-7.30pm for ages 11-16 years. Mondays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Tuesdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Wednesdays 6-8pm for years 5, 6 and 7. Thursdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years.


LIMESTONE House: Free training will begin on 16th January and run throughout to 31st March 2013. Training courses will be based in Limestone House and Limestone Studio, Elmton Road, Creswell and help with transport costs can be given to the learner. In addition to this free in-house training the Limestone House mini bus will go out into the villages in the Coalfields area, on Tuesday and Friday mornings, complete with a tutor and will be fully equipped with computer equipment and accessories, taking the training nearer to the learner. The free training course on the Mini bus will be Computers For Beginners. The mini bus will be based in the Creswell Model Village, Shirebrook, Whitwell and Bolsover Castle Estate initially. Phone Limestone House if you want to know when the mini bus will be in your area for training on: 01909 724061.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: 10.45am Holy Communion, readers D. Smedley and G. Taft, sidespersons F. Alcroft and P. Lomax, server L. Marsh, chalice D. Smedley, intercessions M. Sturton and Preacher L. Parker. Organ was W. Brown and celebrant/preacher Rev A. Pike. Elmton 6pm, St Peter’s, A Piphany Carol Service, readers R. Shacklock, Rev J. Palmer and D. Smedley, sidesperson D. Broomhead, organ S. Broomhead and service by Rev A. Pike.


NOW Church (formerly Langold Christian Community Church): Sundays: Main Event, 10:30am-12noon; Youth Church, 10:30am-12noon (4-11yrs). Mondays: Coffee & Kids (term-time), 9.30-11am. Tuesdays: Drop-in Pastoral Surgery, 9am-12noon; The Vault (term-time), 6-7pm (5-11yrs); Xcelerate, 7.30pm- 9pm (12-16yrs). Wednesdays: Coffee Bar, 9.30am-12noon. Fridays: Food for Thought/ Silver Service OAP Meal (monthly), 12:30pm.

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.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: At the last meeting: Discussions: television programmes; exoplanets; public outreach. Visibilities: the Moon and the planets for the next four weeks - Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Space Station. Members observations: Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, meteors and the Moon. Main events: the AGM and organising Stargazing Live at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Next meeting - the Village Hall, Wednesday 18th January, 8-10pm, admission free. See

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.

RHODESIA Seniors, Village Hall: Mondays, 2.30-4pm over 50s are invited to drop in for a chat, tea and cake.


SHIREOAKS Sports & Social Club: Sheffield Rock Band Mahogany Newt, 21st January, 9.15pm at Shireoaks Sports & Social Club. Tickets £5 on sale now at the venue or from Shireoaks Post Office.


ESTATE’S Brass Band, Holbeck Woodhouse band room: Monday and Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. New players welcome. Beginners session Saturdays 9.30-10.30am. For more information visit

WELBECK Sailing Club: The club meets on Sundays, April-November, and is now looking for new members. The middle race series starts soon! Please visit our website for more information or contact Eric on: 01909 730608.


WHITWELL Community Centre, The Square: Saturday 14th January, Coffee Morning in aid of Whitwell Labour Party. Monday 16th, Mother & Toddler Group 9.30-11am, £1.30 per child, all welcome. Tuesday 17th, 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 18th, Cash Bingo 8pm start.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 3rd January, Mr Paul Owens gave a talk on Edwardian Whitwell. A Minute’s Silence was held in memory of Mrs Margaret Watson, a member of the group for many years, who had recently passed away after a short illness. The next meeting will be on 17th January - a Member’s Night.