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

AURORA Wellbeing Centre: Party Night at The West Retford Hotel, Friday 27th April, 7pm. £20 per person includes a four-course meal and disco. For further information and tickets contact Sally Richardson: 01909 502767.

BOWLING Club, Newgate Street: Crown and flat green bowling at a convenient venue and with parking. Friday morning flat green bowls session open to non-members. Dominoes and whist drives are held every second Monday. Call 01909 472250 and leave your name and telephone number.

BRIDGE Club, Worksop Cricket Club: Mondays (except bank holidays unless stated otherwise), 7-10.30pm. Bar available. £5 membership fee followed by £1 per week. Contact the secretary Monica Pepper on: 01909 472777 for more details.

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

COFFEE Morning: The League of Friends of Basetlaw Hospital are holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday 4th April at the Masonic Hall, Queen Street, Worksop, 10am-12noon. Admission £1 to include coffee and biscuits. There will also be a raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac and cake stalls and much more. Come along and support your local hospital.

DIVORCED, Separated and Widowed Association: Mondays (except Bank Holidays). 8-11pm for dancing and social outings. £1.40 for visitors and £1 for members. For enquiries ring: 01909 487222.

DODEKA Designers: Forthcoming exhibition entitled Zoom (A closer look) at Worksop Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop. from 3rd May (which is a preview evening with wine from 6-7.45pm), until 30th May. The other opening times are as Library hours throughout the month of May. Anyone welcome. Open daily. The exhibition is all new work in celebration of our 20th Anniversary. We are a mixed media exhibition, in textiles, ceramics, glass, rug weaving, print and embroider. We began as a group of 12 and that’s how the name came about after the Greek word Dodecahedron meaning 12 and as it happens the new Library building is also based on 12 sides. As a group and for exhibitions we usually work to a given theme and this time it is a closer look at something that has inspired us as individuals over the past years, for example a closer look at New York with designs inspired by the Art Deco buildings.

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 tel. 01909 487940.

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.

PRIORY Church: Daily Services and enquires 01909 472180, Church normally open daily 10-30am-12.30pm. 5th April, Maundy 7.30pm, Thursday Mass with silent prayer until midnight. 6th, 3pm Service of the Passion 7th Easter Day 5.30am First Mass of Easter, 9.30am Parish Mass with Creche and Sunday School; 6pm Evensong and Benediction. 11th, 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat.

ROYAL British Legion, Worksop Branch: Are looking for members old and new. Meets at Worksop Bowling Club, last Thursday of the month, 7.30pm. We need people to help out at this year’s Poppy Appeal. If you can help contact Brian Madden on 01909 731160 or 0788 158 6198.

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.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Friday 6th April, Circuit Choristers Good Friday Concert 7.30pm. Ring: 01909 473375 for more details. Website:

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 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 01909 481687 or 481620 for more details.

WOMEN’S Institute: Visitors and new members always welcome, for enquiries please ring: 01909 483215.

WORKSOP Flower Club: Nick Grounds returns to present Inflorescence, Monday 2nd April, 6.40pm at St Anne’s Church Hall, Mansfield Road, Worksop. Visitors welcome at £4. Tel. 01909 730781.

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.

WORKSOP Light Operatic Society: Proudly presents Carousel at Worksop Regal, Carlton Road from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th May at 7pm. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of R&H Theatricals of New York. Tickets £9 full, £7.50 concession. Tuesday performance all tickets £7. Booking is now open. Contact the Society box office on: 07827388484.

WORKSOP Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets: You are welcome to come and join us at: Worksop Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets, TS Bentinck, 74a Gateford Road, Worksop. Parade Nights: Mondays and Thursdays 6.45-9pm. Telephone 01909 487498.

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-l9.15pm. 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 please just come along, otherwise you are welcome to telephone for any further information contact Pam: 01909 479261.


SHO-Shin-Budo Kwai: St Peter’s Church Hall, Pelham Street, Fridays 6.45-8pm for under 10s and 8.9.30pm for over 10s and adults. £3 per session.

WORKSOP Town Lindrickaires Marching Band: Practices take place every Sunday, 3-4.30pm at Shrewsbury Road Community Centre. New members always welcome, no age limit required, just call in at the centre on Sunday to take part.


BIRCOTES Leisure Centre: Bums ‘n’ Tums, Wednesday 7-8pm and Thursday 9.30-10.30am. Aqua Aerobics, Monday 7.15-8pm, Tuesday 12.30-1.15pm and Thursday 11-11.45am. Salsacise, Thursday 7.15-8pm. Yoga, Monday 6.15-7.45pm.


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


CHURCH of St Giles: Sundays Parish Mass 11.30am, 2nd and 4th of the month. Enquiries can be obtained on: 01909 472180.


ST MARY’S Chapel: 11.30am Mass 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. Enquires are available on: 01909 472180 or at