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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: The themed exhibition for October is Balborough in the News with a display of newspaper cuttings showing early mining accidents, Barlborough Illuminations, Barlborough Wakes and Keep Barlborough in Derbyshire. Preparation is already in hand for our November Exhibition which will depict Men who fought for their country. If anyone would like to loan or donate any local war memorabilia to exhibit we would be most interested. The centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am-2pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. Tel 01246 810100.

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.


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.


CHRISTMAS Coffee Morning: Saturday 3rd November at the Grey Horses from 10.30am-1pm. There will be various stalls including cakes, gifts, jewellery, tombola and raffle. There will also be a visit from our own Mystic Meg reading the Tarot Cards or Crystal Ball. Refreshments will be available. All proceeds are in aid of Father Showry’s work with the orphan children and the poor in his Diocese in South India. This is a good opportunity to begin your Christmas shopping and to help less fortunate children.

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

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.

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.

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.

Whist Drive: There will be a Whist Drive on Wednesday 17th October in the Parish Centre, Church Lane at 7.30pm. The proceeds will be donated to Family Care. Table money will be £2, which includes refreshments. There will also be a raffle and bring and buy stall. All are welcome.


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.


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

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.

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

ROYAL British Legion, Old Comrades Social Club, Dover Street: Held every two months, 10.30am. You don’t have to be ex-services to join, everyone is welcome.


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.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: At the last meeting: Discussions: a conjunction of Venus and Regulus; computer software; a mount for binoculars and camera; a new Hubble galaxy picture; the coming sunspot maximum; a spectacular meteor; the anniversary of Sputnik One; a BAS Facebook page. Visibilities: the Moon and the planets for the next two weeks - Venus, Jupiter, the Moon, the Orionid meteors. Members observations: Venus, Regulus, Jupiter, meteors, the Sun and the Moon. Next meeting - the Village Hall, Wednesday 17th October, 8-10pm, admission free. Topical stories. See

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


SHIREOAKS Youth Club: Fridays 6-8pm at Shireoaks Village Hall.

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.

VILLAGE Hall: Brownies: Wednesdays 6.15pm. Bingo: Every other Friday 2.30-4.30pm. Cubs: Wednesdays 5.45pm. Guides: Wednesdays 7.30pm. Kick Boxing: Mondays 6-9pm. Rainbows: Wednesdays 5.15pm. Tiddlers, Mother and Toddler Group: Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am. Youth Club: Fridays, 7-9pm.


WHITWELL Local History Group: On 2nd October, the popular speaker Mr Malcolm Dolby gave a talk on In and about the Dukeries. Mr Dolby briefly described the historical background of the Ducal properties in the local Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire area - Worksop Manor, Welbeck Abbey, Clumber House, Haughton Hall and Rufford Abbey. Mr Dolby then showed photographs, many of them aerial, which illustrated the wealth of the owners and the close ties they enjoyed with the Royal family - particularly when Edward V11 was the King. On the 16th October the group is looking forward to a return visit by Mr Eric Houlder, photographer and archaeologist, who has personally taken part in some of the most famous excavations in this country. He will be talking about Dead Men’s Footsteps.

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

Contact Janet Astle for more details on: 01909 720112.