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

THE CHAPEL Tea Room, New Road: Wednesdays from 1pm onwards for light lunches and afternoon tea.

BARLBOROUGH Heritage and Visitors’ Centre: Free Exhibition- Meet The Ancestors. Do you have any member of your family tree that resided in Barlborough? Did your family originate from Barlborough? Do you live in Barlborough and would like to know who used to live in your house. Come along to the Heritage Centre and view our huge photo archive. We also have copies of census, monumental inscriptions and much more. Our Heritage Manager is taking bookings for small community groups. He can provide you with a guided talk of the Heritage Centre along with hints and tips on tracing your family tree. Tel 01246 810100 or see our webside We are a registered charity.

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.

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.


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.

BROWNIES, Parish Centre: Wednesdays, 5.45pm.

CLEVELAND Close Community Centre: Bingo Tuesdays 2-4pm Tel. 01909 733858. Councillor David Hare Surgery, first Saturday of month, 9-9.45am. Healthy Living Group, gentle exercise, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of month, 9.45-11am. Tel: 01909 731185. Indoor Bowls, Thursdays, 2-4pm, £1.50 includes light refreshments. Judo, 6.15-8.45pm, £3. Tel: 07784649915 for further details. Luncheon Club, Tuesdays 11am-2pm, £4.50. 01909 540449. Movement To Music, Wednesdays 2-4pm, £1. Tel: 01909 731564.

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

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

POPLARS Church: Sundays, church meeting 10.30am, (first Sunday of month held at the Gospel Hall, Church Walk, Worksop). For more information contact: 01909 530171.

REBECCA’S Dance Studios: Offer classes in ballet, tap, modern, acrobatics, streetdance and contemporary at Carlton Village Hall. For details contact Rebecca on: 07759 777103.

ROADS (Reach Out And Discover Spiritualism), Cleveland Close Community Centre: Thursdays, 7.30pm. Weekly demonstrations on mediumship with different spiritualists, entry £2.50.

SHO-Shin-Budo Kwai, Cleveland Close Community Centre: Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm, five years to adult, £3.

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.


CRESWELL Colliery Band, Clowne Methodist Church: Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30-9pm for rehearsals.

CRESWELL Crags: Dragonfly Celebration Day, 31st March, 11-3pm. To celebrate the return of the Bolsover Dragonfly fossils to the region, Creswell Crags is hosting a free dragonfly themed family fun day to launch the brand new exhibition. For more details contact 01909 720378.

LIMESTONE House: Strata Brass Band from the Barnsley area are returning to Creswell to give a concert in the Social Centre on Sunday 29th April from 2.30-4.30pm. The doors and bar are open from 1.30pm and tickets can be obtained from Limestone House or the Social Centre and will also be available on the door on the day, cost £5.50 or concessions £5.

LOCAL History Group, Cavendish Suite, Social Centre: First and third Thursdays of the month, 7pm.

CRESWELL Indoor Car Boot, New Miner’s Welfare, Model Village, S80 4BP: Every Sunday in aid of local scouts. Anybody interested in holding a stall should arrive between 9-10am, open to public 10.30am-1.30pm. All tables supplied. Tel: 07901 735 326 for prices.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: Holy Communion with baptism, 10.45am, readers G. Taft and P. Richmond, sidesperson E. Pattison and S. Pike, server L. Marsh, intercessions L. Parker, organ W. Brown, Chalice M. Sturton and celebrant Rev A. Pike. Elmton, 6pm St Peter’s, Holy Communion, reader R. Shacklock, sidesperson D. Broomhead, organ S. Broomhead and celebrant/preacher Rev A. Pike.

TAI Chi Group, Social Centre: Tuesdays 11.30am-12.30pm, admission £2.

WOOD Avenue Club: Queens Court, Tuesdays 6.45pm for bingo and raffle. New members welcome.


HODTHORPE and Belph Parish Council: Hold their monthly Council Meeting on the 1st Tuesday of each month, at 7.15pm in the Hodthorpe Social Club, Queens Road, Hodthorpe. Public are welcome to attend and contribute in the Public Participation. If you have any queries prior to a meeting please contact the Clerk of the Council, Rebecca Young on: 01246 570321.

HODTHORPE Primary School: Thursdays free parent and child playgroup, 9-11am during term time.


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.

VILLAGE Hall: Agewell: Mondays for the over 50s, 10am-2pm for bingo, line dancing etc, refreshments available. Bassetlaw District Council: Wednesdays 1-3pm. Bingo: Tuesdays, doors open 6pm, eyes down 7.30pm. Thursdays 6-9pm. Brownies: Wednesdays 6-8pm. Credit Union: Mondays 2-4pm. Police Surgery: Every second Wednesday 1-3pm. Resource Centre: Fridays 9am-3pm.


ST HELEN’S RC Church: Sunday services, Mass 9am and 6pm. For more information visit:

ST MARK’S Church: Sunday services, 10am, United Benefice Holy Communion.

VILLAGE Hall: Art Class: Wednesdays 9.30am-12.30pm. Carpet Bowls: Mondays 2-4pm. Thursdays 2.30-4.30pm, Games Evening, alternate Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm. Sequence Dancing: Wednesdays 8-10pm. Toddler Group: Mondays 10am-12noon.


LUNCHEON Club, Shireoaks Village Hall: Thursdays 11.30am-1.30pm. New members welcome. Contact Jean on 01909 483586.

SHIREOAKS Sports & Social Club: 21st March, 7.30pm, Clairvoyant Evening with Ann Coupe. Tickets £10 available from the venue or Shireoaks Post Office. 24th, Jumble Sale 12pm. Entry 20p. Fundraiser for kiddies Easter party. 31st, 11am-3pm Spring Craft Fair. Free entry and ample free on site parking.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sunday 11th March, 9am Sung Eucharist by Rev A. Pike, server R. Taylor, organist W. Brown, reader E. Parker, intercessor J. Hurry, Elements to Altar P. Reynolds and D. Trott, assistants at Eucharist R. Taylor and A. Stansbury, sidespersons A. Galpin and L. Holmes. 9am Junior Church, 3.15pm Said Eucharist at Steetley. Friday 16th March: Community Prayers 5.15pm. Baptism and wedding bookings taken at 6-7pm. Sunday 18th, Mothering Sunday 9am Family Service with Sung Eucharist. Tuesday 27th, Afternoon Tea & Bingo 2.30-4pm, £2. Tickets now available from Fellowship Members.

WHITWELL Brass Band: Saturdays, 9-11am Junior Band and learners (instruments can be provided). Thursdays 7-9pm Seniors. For further information visit:

WHITWELL Junior Players: The Junior Players practice at Whitwell Community Centre every Tuesday from 5-7.15pm. Open to all children aged 7 upwards.

Contact Janet Astle for more details on: 01909 720112.