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BARLBOROUGH Heritage and Visitors’ Centre: The Exhibition theme for October will be Barlborough in the News. A collection of newspaper cuttings of events over the years. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. The centre is charity run and admission is by donation. Tel 01246 81000.

ST JAMES’ Church: Parish Eucharist, Rev S. Short, Organ A. Stamper, Chalice Bearers I. Morton, J. Wilkins, Elements S. Smith, V. Bailey, Reader and prayers V. Sanderson, Servers A. & J. Wilkins, Sidepersons A. & N. Elcock.


WHIST Drive, New Hall, Station Road: Thursday’s 7.15pm.


BLYTH Players: Presents Stepping Out, 11th-13th October at Barnby Memorial Hall, Blyth, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £5.50 adults, £4.50 children and concessions. Tel. 07784916250 or email or by visiting Blyth Post Office.


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.

GATEWAY Community Centre: A1 Housing Surgery: Tuesdays, 2.15-3.45pm. Youth Club: Saturdays 4-6pm for ages 11-16 years. Worksop and District Credit Union: Tuesdays, 2-3.30pm.

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

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

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.


CLOWNE Countryside Access Group (a sub group of Clowne Community Association). For walking, cycling, horse-riding etc. Visit our website for information on activities and meeting dates -

DERBYSHIRE History Day: Will be hosted this year by Clowne History Group. The event is to be held in the Salvation Army Hall on Saturday 29th September from 10am-4pm. Admission is free and there will be light refreshments and drinks available throughout the day. Approximately 11 local history groups will be exhibiting including - Barlborough, Elmton, Creswell, Whitwell and Creswell Crags.


LIMESTONE House: Friday 12th October, Open Day, 10am-12.30pm includes free light refreshments. Free First Aid one-day course and a chance to have a go on a computer with the tutor’s support. George O Neal from The local Radio Elastic FM will be there to present our students with the certificates they have attained. These free courses continue until 31st March 2013. Contact 01909 724061 for more information A Job Club is ongoing at Limestone House on Tuesday afternoons where assistance is given to search for Jobs. This is a ‘drop in’ course from 1.30pm but if you wish to book a place in advance at the Job Club telephone Limestone House.

MINI Market and Table Top Sale: Saturday 29th September at Creswell Social Centre, Elmton Road (next to junior school), 1-3pm. Free entry. To book a pitch for £3 tel. 07773 588227 before 5pm.

QUEENS Court Group: Members meet on the Thursday of each week.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: Family Service with Holy Communion, reader C. Dodsworth, sidespersons E. Pattison and H. Gibson, intercessions L. Parker, elements by the Sunday School, server L. March and chalice D. Smedley. W. Brown played the organ, preacher was L. Parker with celebrant Rev A. Pike; 6pm saw the 62nd anniversary of the Creswell Colliery disaster with Creswell Colliery Band playing and Rev A. Pike conducting and preaching at the service.


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


MOBILE Youth Project: Tuesday 6-8pm Langold shop fronts.

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.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: At the last meeting: Discussions: an amateur’s balloon camera; a new mineral on Mars; Apollo flags seen on the Moon; the James Webb telescope; the Dawn probe heading for Ceres; the Curiosity rover on Mars; a new dark energy camera. Visibilities: the Moon and the planets for the next two weeks - Venus, Jupiter, the Moon. Members observations: The Milky Way, Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. Next meeting - the Village Hall, Wednesday 3rd October, 8-10pm, admission free. See

RHODESIA Seniors, Village Hall: Mondays, 2.30-4pm over 50s are invited to drop in for a chat, tea and cake.


Car boot sale & BBQ: Shireoaks MW Sports & Social Club, Sat 6th Oct, 11am. Cars £6, Vans £10, Cars & Trailer £10. Set up from 10.30am. No need to book, just turn up. Free on site parking for buyers. The Macmillan coffee morning and grand raffle raised £792.22.

WI: Friday 5th October, 7.30pm - Nell Gwynn event at St Luke’s Church, Shireoaks. Tickets are available from any committee member or by phoning Dawn or Helen on 478101 or 487984 and cost £8 to include a buffet supper and glass of wine. For those of you who have seen Lesley Smith in her various Tudor alter egos will know this is an event not to miss, her portrayal of Nell Gwynn, King Charles II’s mistress is informative entertaining and amusing. Open to all, not just members.


ESTATE’S Brass Band, Holbeck Woodhouse band room: Monday and Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. New players welcome. Beginners session Saturdays 9.30-10.30am.

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WELBECK Sailing Club: The Olympic sailing may be over, but the friendly competition still continues down at Welbeck Sailing Club. Exceptionally light airs on Sunday lead to two protracted races with avoiding the doldrums being the key to victory. With only one week remaining it was the series leaders who both managed to win a race, thus extending their advantage over the rest of the fleet. Any budding would-be sailors who fancy giving Martin and Ian a run for their money would be made most welcome and should visit for more information.


WHITWELL Local History Group: 18th September was a Member’s Night and Kevin showed his photos of the exciting changes at the Creswell Crags Museum. He began with a picture of the old approach road before that and the sewerage works were moved to a more appropriate position. His recording of the day to day progress of the work on the demolition of the old inadequate museum, the building of the new one and the creation of peaceful footpaths provided a fascinating evening for the group. He went on to show the excavation of a newly found cave below Church Hole Cave and then the two days of the launch of the new museum by the well known Naturalists, David Attenborough and David Bellamy.

On 2nd October, Mr Malcolm Dolby will give a talk In and About the Dukeries.