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

BARLBOROUGH History Group: Meetings have been temporarily suspended. The group have chosen instead to do site visits to Historical places of interest with connections to Barlborough.

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.


BAWTRY Dance Club, New Hall: Easy sequence dancing, every Monday including Bank holidays, 8-10pm. £2.50 including tea, coffee and raffle. Tel. Celia Arrowsmith: 01777 818642.

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.

BROWNIES, Parish Centre: Wednesdays, 5.45pm.

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

FLOWERS at the Mill: Will take place at the Old Watermill and the theme will embrace the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen and takes place on Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th, 10am-5pm.

METHODIST Schoolroom: Boy’s Brigade: Tuesdays 6-7pm. Brownies: Wednesdays, 6-7.15pm. Carlton Guides, 1st and 2nd: Thursdays, 7-8.30pm. Rainbow Guides: Thursdays, 5-6pm, for girls aged between 5-7 years.

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.

SCOUT Headquarters: Beavers: Thursdays, 5pm. Cubs: Thursdays, 6.45pm. Explorer Scouts: Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Scouts: Mondays, 7.30pm.

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

WOMEN’S Institute, Parish Centre: Meetings are held in the Parish Centre the second Thursday of the month at 7.15pm, visitors £3. The walking group meet on the Green at 9.15am every Monday except the Monday before the monthly meeting. The gardening club meet monthly in the Ann Daniels Centre, the Luncheon Club every two months. For time and date ring Carol on 01909 731514.

YOUNG Parent’s Group, Kingston Junior School, Long Lane: Mondays, 1-3pm. Saturdays office hours


CLOWNE Wildlife Group: For further information on group activities contact Jim Russell on: 01246 812 724.


CARLTON Youth Centre, Lawn Road, Costhorpe: Mondays, Senior sessions ages 13, 6.30-8.45pm, Wednesdays, Junior sessions year groups 4-8, 6-8pm. Thursdays Senior sessions ages 13+, 6.30-8.45pm. Fridays Junior sessions year groups 3-6, 6.30-8pm. Sunday Interclub ages 12-15, 4-6pm. Sundays, Senior sessions ages 13+ 6.30-8.45pm. Tel. 01909 733064.


MINI Market and table top sale, Saturday 7th July, 1-4pm at Creswell Social Centre, Elmton Road (next to junior school). Free entry.

ST MARY Magdalene Church: 10.45am Holy Communion, readers D. and M. Froggatt, sidespersons P. Lomax, E. Pattison, and H. Gibson, elements I. Marsh, E. Pattison and J. Marriott, intercessions M. Froggatt, server L. Marsh, chalice D. Smedley and preacher/celebrant Rev A. Pike. Elmton 6pm, Holy Communion, reader H. Ingram, sidesperson K. Jones, organ S. Broomhead and celebrant/preacher Rev A. Pike.

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


WELL Dressing: The 2012 Elmton Well Dressing will go on display in Elmton village, near Creswell on Friday 29th June, 7pm, and will remain on display for approximately two weeks. The event takes place at The Old Schoolroom next to St Peter’s Church in Elmton. During the weekend there will be an exhibition of local history in the church from 12noon-4pm. Cream teas available.


METHODIST Church, Waterslack Road: Sunday Services, 10.30-11.30am, Sunday School 10-30-11.30am. Tuesday Club, every Tuesday during term time, 6-7pm. Call in and see what is happening at our church for children and young people.

ST PATRICK’S RC Church: Sunday services, 10.30am, Mass.


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 contact Rebecca Young on: 01246 570321.

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


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.


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.


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, drop in for a chat, tea and cake.


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

ST LUKE’S Music Group, St Luke’s Church: First and third Sunday in the month and meet previous Wednesday in church 7.30pm to rehearse.

WI: Sunday 24th June, Annual Duck Race, on the green and in the village hall, starts at 2.30pm and the ducks set off at 3pm. There will be stalls selling cakes, jewellery, bric a brac, plants, books, handbags, chocolates and much more and refreshments will be available. All welcome.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: The tea & bingo on Tuesday 12th June raised a total of £180.40p for Church Funds. Sincere thanks to those who contributed and supported this event. Friday 29th June, Cream Tea & Stalls in the Community Centre commencing 2.30pm. Tickets available from Church members.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 12th June, Mrs Maureen Taylor in the persona of “Mary - a Lady of the 16th Century” told of her life as the 16 year old bride of a man whose family had acquired lands on the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry V111. Her husband had used his wealth to develop sheep farming on his estates and sold the wool to all parts of Europe. She had three sons and two daughters, all very close in age as was the usual practise in wealthy families. Many of today’s sayings originate from the 16th century such as “button your lip.” This follows on from the fashion of covering the face with a visage which was held in place by a button which was held between the lips. They enjoyed the sport of real tennis, skating, hunting and bear baiting. Girls were not encouraged to ride horses but if they did it was side-saddle with voluminous skirts and drawers to preserve their modesty. On 26th June, Mr Nick Summerbee will give a talk on the Chesterfield Canal.

WHITWELL Community Centre: Saturday 23rd June, Coffee Morning in aid of Hodthorpe School 9.30-11am. All Welcome; Tuesday 26th, Whitwell Junior Players 5.15-7.15pm, 7 years upwards. New members welcome; Whitwell Players 7.30-9.30pm. New members welcome, not necessarily for acting; Wednesday 27th, Cash Bingo 8pm start.