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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 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.


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


BADMINTON Sessions: Held in Blyth Memorial Hall on Sundays from 7- 9pm. Tel. David White: 01909 591271 for information.

MEMORIAL Hall: Handbell Ringers: Tuesdays, 7.30pm in the upstairs room. Mums and Toddlers: Thursdays, 9.30-11.15am (in term time). Pilates: Thursdays, 6.15-7.15pm, All levels, with a free trial class to start. Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159. Pre-school: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-11.30am and 12.45-3pm.

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


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 for more information.

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.

CHARITY Quiz, The Grey Horses: Tuesdays, 9.45pm.

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.

WHIST Drive: There will be a Whist Drive on Wednesday 30th January, in the Parish Centre, Church Lane at 7.30pm. Admission is £2.50 which includes refreshments. There will be a raffle and all proceeds will go to scout funds.

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


CLOWNE Wildlife Group: Thinking of joining a group, then why not join Clowne Wildlife Group. Our meetings are held in the school room of Clowne Methodist Church. Nigel Slater will be starting our 2013 programme of activities with a talk on Attenborough Nature Reserve which is near Nottingham. The reserve has a wide variety of habitats and has good facilities and access. All talks start at 6.30pm and are FREE entry. Light refreshments are available. Bus stops and car parking is also convenient. For further information about the group, please contact Jim Russell: 01246 812724.


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.


CRESWELL Indoor Car Boot, Old Miner’s Welfare, Model Village, S80 4BP: Every Sunday in aid of local scouts. Anybody interested in holding a stall should arrive between 9-10am, open to public 10.30am-1.30pm. All tables supplied. Tel: 07901 735326 for prices.

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

Mini Market & Table Top Sale: Creswell Social Centre, Elmton Road (next to Junior School), Saturday 2nd February, 1.30-4.30pm. FREE ENTRY. A variety of stalls with something for everyone. New stalls for 2013: SuJays - Items for any occasion, The Smelly Dog - Unique hand made gifts, Gothic Bikers - not to be missed and all the regular favourites. A great day and great atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed!

MUSIC for all Guitar Group: meets in the Heritage Centre fortnightly on Sundays from 11am-12.30pm and new players or learners are welcome. Call Mr Wass on: 01909 721631.

QUEEN’S 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.

TAI Chi Group, Social Centre: Tuesdays 11.30am-12.30pm, admission £2.

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


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.


NOW Church (formerly Langold Christian Community Church): Sundays: Main Event, 10:30am-12noon; Youth Church, 10:30am-12noon (4-11yrs). Mondays: Coffee & Kids (term-time), 9.30-11am. Tuesdays: Drop-in Pastoral Surgery, 9am-12noon; The Vault (term-time), 6-7pm (5-11yrs); Xcelerate, 7.30pm- 9pm (12-16yrs). Wednesdays: Coffee Bar, 9.30am-12noon. Fridays: Food for Thought/ Silver Service OAP Meal (monthly), 12:30pm.

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.


ST HELEN’S RC Church: Sunday services, Mass 9am and 6pm. For more information visit:

ST MARK’S Church: Sunday services, 10am, United Benefice Holy Communion.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: At the last meeting: Discussions: A review of 2012 and coming events in 2013, comets, minor planets, conjunctions. Visibilities: the Moon and the planets for the next two weeks - Jupiter, the Moon and Saturn. Members observations: Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Sunspots, the Moon and a halo. The main event was the Annual General Meeting. The old committee was re-elected. David Wilson became Webmaster.

Next meeting - the Village Hall, Wednesday 23rd January, Paul Money on Images of the Universe, 8-10pm, admission free.

METHODIST Church: Sunday services, 3pm.


shireoaks Miner’s Welfare Sports & Social Club: Saturday 19th January, Kick ‘n’ Rush Comedy Skiffle Band, 9pm. Tickets £4 available from the venue or Shireoaks Post Office. Non-members welcome.


WHITWELL Local History Group: On 8th January Mr Paul Owens gave a film show on his research into advertising posters over the past Century. His interested audience were able to relate to many of the advertisements as they were displayed on Railway Stations, magazines and newspapers during the middle years of the 20th century. Many were in rich colour which tempted their observers to try the delights of “Five Boys” chocolates, and naughty but appealing puppies stealing Nestles Milk. Bovril, Zip tonic water and Schweppes ginger wine were followed by the assurance that “There’s nothing like it - Vimto.”

On 22nd January George Webster will give a talk about The Thirties in Colour.

WHITWELL Brass Band: Saturdays, 9-11am Junior Band and learners (instruments can be provided). Thursdays 7-9pm Seniors. For further information visit:

WHITWELL Community Centre, The Square: Saturday 12th January, Coffee Morning in aid of Whitwell Labour Party, Excel School of Dance 11.30am–12.30pm. Tuesday 15th, Whitwell Players 7.30-9.30pm. New members welcome not necessarily for acting. Wednesday 16th, Cash Bingo - Two £50 Jackpots, First game at 8pm.