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ARTISTS Of Worksop: Members of the society meet every Wednesday 9am-12noon for practical work and general help and discussion. If you would like to join us, contact Mrs Angela Kilroe on 01909 481220 or email A great way to meet people with a similar interest and a mutual passion.

ARMY Cadet Force: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9pm at Cadet Centre, Park Street. Open to anyone between the ages of 12-18.

BASSETLAW Hill & Mountain Club: Held their 12th AGM last month. The outgoing Chairman, Malcolm Barnes opened the meeting and summarised the interesting year the club had had including walks, scrambles and climbs in the English, Welsh and Scottish mountains. There then followed the election of officers, with Charles Skeavington as chairman, Clare Buxton as secretary and Brian Sanders as treasurer. The other members of the committee are Andy Phipps, Chris Drabble, Mick Kent and Phil Jones. After this a new club challenge was launched. Its target is for members to climb all 42 of the historic county tops of England by the time of the next AGM. The 2012 programme includes four hut weekends, two European trips alongside the normal mix of exciting and interesting walks, scrambles and climbs, returning to old favourites and exploring some new areas including one in North Yorkshire that requires special permission from the Army to cross an active tank firing range. The annual photo competition was won by Mel Middleton. Malcolm produced a light hearted mountain and Christmas themed quiz which was won by Brian. Details, such as the 2012 can be found on the club’s website at or by ringing the chairman on: 07751038779.

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.

BCVS: Dukeries Centre, Park Street. Tel. 01909 476118, email or visit The following courses are available in January - 25th, Experience Oasis Community Centre and Gardens, 10-11.30am, 2 Longfellow Drive, Kilton.

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.

DIVORCED, Separated and Widowed Association, Stanley Street Social Club: Mondays (except bank holidays), 8-11pm for dancing, parties and social outings. £1.40 for visitors and £1 for members. For enquiries ring: 01909 487222.

FAMILY History (Self Help) Group: Fortnightly at Worksop Library, 4-6pm, the second and last Thursday of every month. Offers friendly guidance in helping you learn how to trace your own family tree. There is free access to all the library’s local studies resources, including via the library’s computers. All welcome. For more information, call the library on 01909 535353.

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.

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.

PROSPECT Pre-School, Kilton Forest Community Centre: Mon-Fri 9am-12noon. Free for 3-5 year olds under nursery education grant and it is hoped places will become available free for children aged two.

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.

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.

SAVE The Children, Central Avenue: Are looking for items you no longer need including small items of furniture. All donations will be gratefully received.

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Cinderella & the Centenary Ball, 7pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday 26th-28th January, and also a matinee performance at 2pm on the Saturday. Tickets from Robert Ilett on 01777 869051: adults £7, children 11 & under and Concessions £4. Services: Sunday 22nd January, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Communion. Sunday 29th, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Communion. Luncheon Club Friday 3rd February – numbers to Pauline or Graham on 475359 by Monday 23rd January please.

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 28th January, Dore Male Voice Choir Concert, 7.30pm.

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 Archaeological and Local History Society: Thursday 26th January, Down Your Way by Rodney Cousins, Station Hotel, Carlton Road, Worksop, 7.30pm.

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 01909 489521.

WORKSOP and District Stroke Club: Meets first and third Thursdays of each month 7pm at The Crossing. All stroke victims and their carers are assured of a warm, friendly 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.

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.


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.