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ARTISTS of Worksop: March 20th, 7.30-9-30pm at the Cricket Club, Worksop. The artist Stephen Coates will be demonstrating ‘Reflections in Watercolour.’ It promises to be a very entertaining evening and everyone is welcome. Members of the society meet every Wednesday 9am-12noon for practical work and general help and discussion. Here is a golden opportunity to discover your hidden talent and realise a dream. There are places left to join our society and it is a great way to meet people with a mutual interest. Please contact Anne 01909 488704 email

BALMORAL Tenants and Residents Association, Balmoral Community Centre, Sandringham Crescent: 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 and their carers.

BCVS: @ The Priory, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road, Worksop, S80 2BU. Tel. 01909 476118 x 21 or 24, email or visit Cancer Awareness Event: Monday 12th March, 10am-3.30pm at BCVS, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road. Information event around the early prevention of Cancer with workshops and information from local organisations. Free morning training session with Free lunch provided for training attendees. Free goody bags on a first come first served basis. The following courses are available in March: 7th, Basics for Treasurers, 10am-12.30pm; Gift Aid.

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.

FLOWER Arranging Classes: Last Wednesday of the month at the Crossing, 7.30pm. If interested please ring 01909 730781.

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.

ROBUS 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.

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.

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 March, Breakfast Club and Coffee Morning with hot bacon rolls 8-11.30am, everyone welcome; Women’s World Day of Prayer service – Praying for Malaysia, 2pm, speaker Ann Rutherford. All are welcome – men, women and young people. Sunday 4th, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Service. Wednesday 7th, 7pm Prayer and Communion Service in the Lady Chapel.

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. We regret that we cannot allow dogs on any of our walks. For further details ring: 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Wednesday 16th February, Blood Donors, 12.15-3pm and 4.30-7.15pm.

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 Flower Club: Monday 5th March, Georgina Burrell will be presenting The Burrell Collection. Five stunning floral designs, all of which will be included in the raffle. Visitors £4. Starts at 6.40pm at St Anne’s Church Hall, Mansfield Road, Worksop. For further details contact 01909 730781.

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.

WORKSOP Wonders WI: We welcome ladies of all ages who are interested in meeting others and making new friends. The meeting usually has a speaker, activity or craft demonstration and meets on the second Wednesday in the month at The Crossing Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop, 7-9.15pm. At our first meeting we enjoyed a talk with slides on Bio Diversity which opened our eyes as to what small things we can do to encourage insects and wild life into our gardens. Our second meeting consisted of a “Kurling Night”, closely affiliated to that usually played on ice. Our next meeting will be held on 14th March and will be a craft demonstration with refreshments. There is a yearly fee to join of £31.50 and this includes eight magazines during the year. Guests are welcome at a cost of £4 per evening but we welcome ladies to join us for one evening free of charge. We are looking forward to organising some outings as we progress and members are encouraged to tell us what they would like to see included in the yearly programme. If you would like to come and see what we are about come along or telephone for any further information - Pam 01909 479261.


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 0s 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.