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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.

BALMORAL Tenants and Residents Association, Balmoral Community Centre, Sandringham Crescent: Meet for talks, demonstrations, lunches, tea, coffee and bingo. Mondays 1-3pm.

BCVS: The Priory, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road, Worksop, S80 2BU. Tel 01909 476118, email or visit September 26th, Energy Best Deal, 9.30-11am, £2.50.

BREATHEASY, Bassetlaw: Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at the The Oasis, Longfellow Drive. Various speakers attend offering a wide range of information, advice and support to anyone with a lung condition including carers, relatives and friends. The group also arrange outings and fundraising events. Exercise classes take place at The Arena from 2-3pm every Friday, admission £3 and includes a qualified instructor. New members are always welcome. For further information conact Dennis Tearle: 01909 474990, Brenda Smith: 01909 732357 or Margaret Smith: 01909 540761.

BLUEBELL Wood Children’s Hospice: Urgently require stock and donations of clothes, shoes and bric-a-brac. Any donations would be greatly received at our shop on 76 Bridge Street, Worksop. Volunteers needed, contact Jane Smith on 01909 483200.

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.

FAMILY History (Self Help Group): Fortnightly at Worksop Library, 4-6pm, the second and last Thursday of each month. All welcome. For information contact 01909 535353.

MACMILLAN Coffee Morning: Friday 21st September at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Park Street, 10am-12noon. This event is taking place one week earlier than the usual Coffee Mornings to enable people to enjoy this event and others to follow. Several stalls including home-made cakes, preserves, greetings cards, jewellery, books, bric-a-brac, and this year a Christmas Stall as well as the usual big raffle. 20p admission. Come along and support a good cause whilst also having fun.

MS Society, Worksop and District, St Anne’s Hall: Meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, 7pm. On the fourth Monday we have guest speakers. All MS sufferers and their families will be made welcome. We run a chair based pilates session every Thursday, 11am-12noon at St Mary’s Church Hall. For details contact Mrs Mary Marsden: 01909 474941 or Mr G. McKinnel: 01909 475189.

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.

NORTH Notts Paranormal Investigators: Meets on the first and third Monday of the month, 7-9pm at The Innings, Prospect, Worksop. For anyone who has an interest in the paranormal and wants to learn more and share their own experiences. You can play an active part in controlled investigations and get help with publishing stories, developing photos and much more. Purchase tickets for events before they go on general sale and benefit from a 10% discount. For further information contact the Paranormal Investigators on: 01909 808082 or email: or visit

ODDFELLOWS, Cricket Club: First Tuesday of every month 7.30pm, free admission. New members welcome.

PILATES: Tuesdays, 6.15-7.30pm, 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.

PRIORY Church: Daily Services and enquires 01909 472180, Church open daily 10-30am-12.30pm.

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.

ST ANNE’S Church: Newcastle Avenue: 23rd September, 16th Sunday after Trinity, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 10am Family Communion Light Club, 6pm Evening Service at the Old Vicarage Care Home, meet 5.30pm. Friday 28th September, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, at St Anne’s Church Hall, 9am-12.30pm; 40s Night at St Anne’s Church Hall, opens 7.30pm music from 8pm featuring Room 21 swing band. Forties dress, low price bar, bring your own food. Adults £5, U16s £2.50, families welcome. Contact Chris Broughton 01909 487378 ( Saturday 29th, Men’s Breakfast, 8.30am at Liquorice Gardens. Enjoy a continental breakfast or a full English. Tel. Graham Cooper 475359; Beetle Drive, 6-8pm at St Anne’s Church Hall, £1 entry. Tel. Carole Shaw 481319; Ladies Lunch, at The Shireoaks Inn, 12.30 for 1pm. Tickets £10.95 and £9.95. Tel. Rosie Mitchell 01909 477000.

STEP2IT Dukeries, Kilton Forest Golf Club: Health/leisure walks every Thursday, 10am. One mile for beginners, three miles and five miles and occasionally seven miles. Evening walks will cease on Monday 10th September. All walks are free, but we regret no dogs. Tel. 01909 488704 or 07599 340551; Beetle Drive, 6-8pm at St Anne’s Church Hall, £1 entry. Tel. Carole Shaw 481319.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Ring 01909 473375 for more details. Website: Mondays Weekly, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am, Women’s Fellowship Meeting 2.15-3.30pm, Cake Decorating Class, 6.30pm (please ring for details. This is not a beginners class). Tuesdays Weekly, Keep Fit class, 7.30pm, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am, Over 60’s Luncheon Club, 12noon (please ring before Monday 12noon to book place). Wednesdays Weekly, Baby and Toddlers, 9.30am-11am, Knit & Natter Group, 10.30am-12.30pm, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am. Thursdays Weekly, Yoga, 7.15-8.45pm, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am, Weight Watchers, 12.30pm, Yoga 7.15-8.45pm. Fridays Weekly, Baby and Toddlers, 9.30-11am, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am. Saturdays Weekly, Morning Prayers, 10.30-10.45am. Saturday 22nd September, Leyland Band Concert, 7.30pm. Saturday 29th, Anston and Steeton Male Voice Choirs, Concert, 7pm.

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.

U3A University Of The Third Age: Thursday 20th September, R. Stammers on The Story of Victorian and Edwardian Seasides, at St Anne’s Church Hall, Harrington Street, 2-4pm. Tel. 01909 565944.

Worksop East Tenants and Residents Association( Kilton and Larwood): McMillan Big Coffee Morning, Friday 28th September at Rayton Spur Community Centre Between 11am-1pm. All welcome.

WOMEN’S Institute: Visitors and new members always welcome, for enquiries please ring: 01909 473048.

WORKSOP Archaeological and Local History Society: 27th September, AGM followed by Worksop Manor by Malcolm Dolby, Station Hotel, Carlton Road, 7.30pm.

WORKSOP East Tenants and Residents Association: Macmillan Big Coffee Morning, Friday 28th September at Rayton Spur Community Centre between 11am-1pm. All welcome.

WORKSOP Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets: Needs You! It is a registered charity organisation staffed by volunteers. The Worksop unit consists of up to 40 cadets (male and female) between the ages of 10 and 18. Young people from all backgrounds come to learn and have fun. They also develop skills in many areas including; social, communication, team work, leadership and independence. There are many qualifications to be gained such as; sailing, rowing, power boating, D of E and many more: as well as opportunities to go Off Shore Sailing, go aboard HMS Bristol and take part in many competitions around the country. 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.

WI: Visitors and new members always welcome. For enquiries contact 01909 473048.


KILTON Pet and Raptor Rescue, Plantation Hill: Open throughout the year for anyone interested in homing unwanted animals or for fostering. The rescue centre is expanding to Lambley in Nottingham and has opened a Farm Park and Falconry Centre, which will be open to the public from 10am-5pm, 7 days a week. Volunteers are always needed. For more information contact Colleen on: 01909 478049 or 0797 039 0725.

OASIS Community Church and Centre, Longfellow Drive: Sunday - 4pm Family Service. Tues - 7.30pm Bible Study. Mon and Fri - Dementia Project 10am. Tues - 10am Toddlers Toybox. Weds - 10am Polish Parents and Toddlers. Thurs - 10am-3pm Face2Face, for over 60’s, coffee, chat, lunch, Resource Group. Fri - 6pm Oasis Kids, children’s club for 5-11yrs. For details, a programme or bookings contact Steve on: 01777 706830/07882797104.


HARWORTH 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.

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.