Your guide to events across Mansfield and Ashfield, 2nd-8th January

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A GUIDE to events happening across Mansfield and Ashfield during the next week.

Stage

Tonight

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood continues at Nottingham Playhouse until 19th January. For details call 0115 941 9419 or visit www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs continues at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre until 6th January. For more details contact the Box Office on Mansfield 633133 or visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.

Cinderella continues at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal until 13th January. For more details call the Box Office on 0115 989 5500 or visit www.trch.co.uk.

Saturday

One Night In Vienna, featuring music from classical Viennese composers such as Johann Strauss, at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. For more details call the Box Office on 0115 989 5500 or visit www.trch.co.uk.

GIGS

Friday

Lance Gold will be at Kirkby’s Bentinck Club. For details call Mansfield 752284 or visit www.freewebs.com/bentinckmw.

Saturday

Top Marks, a boy duo, at Kirkby’s Bentinck Club. For details call Mansfield 752284 or visit www.freewebs.com/bentinckmw.

STROLLS

Thursday

InStep Health Walk around Bestwood Country Park meeting at the Winding Engine car park, Bestwood at 10am. For details call 07563 702 547.

Sunday

InStep Health Walk around Rowthorne meeting at Pleasley Miners’ Welfare car park at 10am. For details call 07951 968 366.

Sutton Rambling Club, 9-mile walk Ashover/Amber Valley area. Coach leaves Stockwell Gate (outside Asda) at 9.30am. Call 01623 648879.

Monday

InStep Health Walk around Spa Ponds meeting at The White Gates at Forest Town at 10am. For details call 07951 945 407.

Diary Dates

BILSTHORPE: Ladies Running Club every Monday. Outside Scout Headquarters regardless of weather, 7pm. All ladies of all abilities welcome.

BILSTHORPE: Library. Coffee morning and crafts. Every Wednesday 10.30-11.30am.

BLIDWORTH: & District Historical & Heritage Society. Meeting 8th Jan, speaker Mr W. Taylor with ‘Railways of the Midlands during 1950 -60s. £2 which includes refreshments. Methodist Chapel on Main Street.

BLIDWORTH: Methodist Church. Build a Breakfast, 45p an item, Saturday 12th January, 10.30 till 1pm.

BLIDWORTH: Library, free one hour computer lessons. Learn how to go on line, email friends and family and search for jobs. Call 793775.

BLIDWORTH: and District Art Club.  Methodist Church,  Tuesdays  7-9pm, all welcome.

BOUGHTON: Line Dancing for Beginners. Village Hall Thursdays 7 -8pm. Improvers 8-9pm. Call or text Sue on 0759 469 1999.

CLIPSTONE: 30+ Singles Night. Clipstone Welfare every third Friday. New members welcome, + £2 membership. www.singledout.co.uk - tel 01664 560885.

CLIPSTONE: Rumbles Cafe. Vicar Water Country Park, book sale, Wednesdays 11am to 2pm.

EDWINSTOWE:  Painting for Pleasure classes. Village Hall, on Mondays 2-4pm. All welcome. Contact tel 01777 870588.

EDWINSTOWE: Zumba. South Forest, Wednesday 6-7, £3.50.

EDWINSTOWE: Zumba. Thoresby Miners’ Welfare, Fourth Avenue, Thursday 6.30-7.15pm, £3, 07863987271.

EDWINSTOWE: Spiritualist Centre, Village Hall. 6.30pm, Sunday 6th Jan, medium Sharon, . Tel.Sandra 07825 036780.

MANSFIELD: Spiritualist Centre, Dallas Street. Sunday Devine Service 6th January 6.30pm, Mediums Keri Barsby and Sandra Downs. Thursday Healing Service 3rd January, 7.30pm. Open Healing Saturdays 10am- noon. Simon Dean fashion show Wednesday 6th February, 7.30pm, tickets £3. Private readings available 2nd & 4th Saturdays of month, 10am-noon, from £10. Contact Jean Stevens 842143.

MANSFIELD: Parach Drama School. Meeting at Brookside Hall, Ladybrook Lane. Children Saturday 10am till 12 noon Adults Monday 7 - 8pm. No charge for children. No experience necessary. For information phone 438674 or 078912544124. Both sessions now closed. Children’s session starts again January 12th, Adults Monday 7th January.

MANSFIELD: Coffee morning. Old Meeting House, Stockwell Gate, every Saturday 10am-12noon.

MANSFIELD: Yoga group. Old Meeting House, every Tuesday, 6.30pm.

MANSFIELD: ME and FMS group. St Peter’s Centre, Church Side. Meetings are first and third Wednesday mornings in the month.  

MANSFIELD: Age Concern Mansfield day centre, Selwyn Street. Open  Fridays 9.30am-1.30pm. Raffle, bingo, card game and hot lunch and outings, new members welcome, ring 01623 626869.

MANSFIELD: Redcliffe Over 50s Club. St Lawrence’s Church Hall, Sandy Lane. New members welcome to join friendly club, meet Monday 2-3.45pm (except bank holidays). Subscriptions £2, incl speakers, slide presentations, bingo, refreshments and free raffle. Contact chairman Don Hunt 469907 or 626807.

MANSFIELD: ZumbAtomic. Children’s Zumba, Saturdays. ‘Little stars’ ( 4-7), 9.30-10.30am and ‘big stars’ (8-11)  10.30-11.30am,  Ladybrook Community Centre (William Kaye Hall) call  624208.

MANSFIELD: Children’s dance lessons with Step up School of Dance. Thursdays at Ladybrook Community Centre. Baby boppers under 4s 4-4.30pm, street dance 4.30-5pm, disco 5-5.30pm call 624208.

MANSFIELD: Yoga for all levels. Ladybrook Community Centre, Thursdays 7-8pm.

MANSFIELD: Live Well Friendly Support Group. For people looking to lose weight, gain weight, maintain weight, manage medical conditions, get back into exercise and  more, all welcome Mondays 5-7pm and Fridays 10-12am, Ladybrook Community Centre (William Kaye Hall) call 01623 624 208 for information.

MANSFIELD: Zumba GOLD. For people new or returning to exercise or after a gentle morning workout , Ladybrook Community Centre Tuesdays 11am -12.

MANSFIELD: Lunch club for all  family. Wednesdays 11.30am–1pm, Ladybrook Community Centre, any two course  £3 or three for  £4 – everyone welcome, highchairs available.

MANSFIELD: Interfaith Network. Encourages people of different faiths in the district to get together and share ideas and experiences) meets last Wednesday of  month, Mansfield CVS, 36 Wood Street,  6pm-7.30pm. For information  contact Alan Lloyd on 01623 651177, or John Wood on 01623 672467.

MANSFIELD: Age Concern Friendship Centre. Old Meeting House, open Monday, Thursday and Friday,  10am-1pm, tea, coffee, soup and toast. No me membership needed, contact 626286.

MANSFIELD: MIND Men’s Group. St John’s Street,  every Thursday 1.30 – 4.30pm. Call 01623 658044 for information.

MANSFIELD:  Baptist Church Coffee Shop. 10am-2pm every Thursday. Includes table top sale raising funds for local charities. Table £0-£5, call Amy on 01623 633778 or Elaine 652635. All welcome.

MANSFIELD: The national organisation of the Widowed (NOW). Meets first Saturday of month, St John’s Centre, 10.30am-12.30pm.

MANSFIELD: Christian Community Centre, 1 Woodhouse Road. Multicultural church with activities for all ages. Sunday  services 11am. For  information  call 622766 or 645123.

MANSFIELD: Selwyn Street Centre, Over 60s Club. All welcome. Have a chat, play bingo, refreshments, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1.30-3.30pm.

MANSFIELD: Zumba. St Peter’s Centre, Mondays 6-7, £3.

MANSFIELD: Family Life Centre. Luncheon club every Monday and Friday at 12.30pm. £4 for over-60s, £5 for under-60s. Call Nita on 422808.

MANSFIELD: St John’s Centre (Old School). Tea dance every Monday afternoon from 1.45-4pm.Admission £2 (inc tea & bisc) All popular sequence dances & some ballroom dances. Tel 609001.

MANSFIELD: Healing Hands at CVS, 36 Wood St. Tuesdays, 2-4pm. Refreshments included. A suggested donation of £3 appreciated. Contact Margaret on 01623 623590

MANSFIELD: Self-help Cancer Group. Meet first and third Mondays of the month at The Patchills, off Eakring Road, at 7pm. Free complementary therapies.

MANSFIELD: Are you concerned about someone’s drinking. Friends’ Meeting House, Wednesdays, 7.30-9pm. Contact helpline 02074 070215.

MANSFIELD: Friends’ Meeting House (next to the Civic Centre), Chesterfield Road South. Voluntary group, Healing Pathways. Reiki, reflexology, Body Talk, Indian head massage and healing. Wednesdays, 10.30am to 1pm. Donations, guidance, £5.

MANSFIELD: Knit ‘n’ natter, every third Saturday in month. Mansfield library, 10 am-12noon. All welcome, beginners and experienced.

MANSFIELD: Churches Together. Bellamy Community Charity Shop. 11am-4pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Sat Dawn’s Deal Day. Donations gratefully received.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Social sequence tea dance. Mondays 1.30-4pm, Sherwood Welfare Centre. Refreshments.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE:  Zumba. Northfield Focus Point, Vale Road, Monday; 9.30-10.15am, Wednesday 10-10.45am; £3; 07863987271.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Legs, Bums & Tums. Northfield Focus Point, Vale Road; Friday; 11-11.45am, £3, 07863987271.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Zumba Gold. Northfield Focus Point, Vale Road,  Thursday, 11-11.45am, £3, 07863987271.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Turner Memorial Hall, flea market. Fridays, 8am to 12noon. Free admission, refreshments, proceeds for St Edmund’s Church, contact Andrew on 07786 958690.

OLLERTON: Coffee mornings. Library, 9.30am-11am every Tuesday.

OLLERTON: Sherwood MP Mark Spencer, Advice Surgeries. Fourth Friday of the month,  5.30–7pm),  Dukeries Complex, Whinney Lane, (except for August and some Bank Holidays). Phone the Constituency Office on 0115 968 1186 for an appointment.

PLEASLEY: Zumba class. Landmark Centre, Monday 5.45-6.30pm. Contact 0750 2131278.

PLEASLEY:  Pleasley Pit  guided tours of the winding engine house. Thursday and Sunday mornings, contact Tony on 01623 454816. Tearoom under the headstocks now open daily for refreshments 10am-2pm.

RAINWORTH: Simon & St Jude’s, Coffee Shop. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-12noon. Everyone welcome. New feature- book sale, come along and choose a book.

RAINWORTH: SS Simon and Jude’s, informal art group. 1.45-3.30pm Fridays. Develop  artistic skills with drawing or painting in friendly group, with tea and biscuits; plus tips from the more experienced.

RAINWORTH: Methodist Church, coffee morning. Most Saturdays at the church, 10am till noon, all welcome.

SHIREBROOK: Ashbourne Court, chair-based exercise class. Tuesdays 2-3pm.  50p. All welcome. Contact Maureen Greig 744952.

SHIREBROOK: Academy, Community Fun Nights for adults and children. Thursday evenings 6-7pm. All welcome.

SHIREBROOK: Tea Dance, Tuesdays 2-4pm Shirebrook Church Hall. Admission £2  inc refreshments. Contact K. Clarke 743577.

WARSOP: Spiritualist Centre meets every Thursday in the Function room of the Hare and Hounds. Different medium every week. 7.30pm £3 entrance pay on door. Ring 843018.

WARSOP: Psychic and Spiritual development classes. Mondays, Hare and Hounds, 8-10pm beginners to advanced level, £2 per class tel 843018.

WARSOP: Oaklands Centre, Oakfield Lane. Tuesday mornings, charity shop, 9am. Everyone welcome. Thursday afternoons, tea dance, 2pm, admission £1.50, includes refreshments. Telephone 844034.

WARSOP: Zumba. Meden School, Monday; 7.30-8.15pm; £3; 07863987271.

WHALEY THORNS: Community Hall, Sequence Dance. Wednesdays 2-4pm, £1.50. Contact Dorothy Charlesworth 744718.

ASHFIELD

ANNESLEY: Spiritual development workshops. Twice a month at Acacia Centre, Tuesdays 7-8.30pm, contact Michelle on 07974178423.

HUTHWAITE: Community Cafe. Open every Mon, Weds and Fri 9am-1.15pm term time only.  OAP & regular specials daily, contact the centre on 440993 to check what’s on and book your meal!  Healthy Options available.  Hot choc with marshmallows and cream only £1!. Baby & Toddler Group, every Thursday from 9.15-11am. £1 per family. Prayer lunch every Thursday from 11.30 am in the All Saints Cafe, all  welcome.

HUTHWAITE: All Saints Church services. Sunday 10am. More traditional services  held  Sunday evenings from 6pm.  All welcome; Church running 2 Alpha Course, all are welcome.  Both are on a Tuesday, one is at 7.30pm and another, women’s group (children welcome) is at 9am.

HUTHWAITE: Leisure Centre. Friday night bingo to raise money for  Amazon Breast Cancer charity, 8-10:30pm.

HUTHWAITE: Every Friday at 7pm prayer walk around Huthwaite. Meet in the All Saints car park.

KIRKBY: WeightWatchers. Community Church Hall, 6.30pm Wednesdays. Tel Helen Allsop 01623 660797.

KIRKBY: St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall prayer group. Meets Wednesdays 2 to 3pm, all welcome.

KIRKBY: Trinity Methodist Church and Community CentrePoint, prayer space available,.Mondays 10 to 11.30am, for contemplation. All welcome.

KIRKBY WOODHOUSE: St John’s Church Hall, Forest Road, games morning. 10am-12noon every Monday. Come along and play board games with refreshments. Good for elderly, those living alone.

NEWSTEAD: Newstead Centre, Tilford Road, Newstead Village, tel 727140. Community cafe open 9am-2pm for breakfast & lunch & serves a variety of sandwiches, light snacks, hot meals and a daily special, as well as  locally baked cakes. Newstead Bowls -  New members welcome.  Contact Sam 01623 753541. Monday - Keep Fit 9-11am. All welcome. Dance classes with Melanie School of Dance. Freestyle, Latin & Zumba for all ages. 4.30-5.00 Freestyle, aged 3-5yrs - £2.50 5-5.45 Freestyle, aged 6+yrs - £3. 5.45-6.30 Latin American, Parent & Child - £3. 6.30-7.15 Zumba - £2.50. Tuesday, Young at Heart 9.30-11.30, gentle exercise for the over 50s. Wednesday -Woodcarvers with John, wood carving and  walking stick making for beginners through to experienced. 8-10pm. £3. All welcome. Sunday - Tai Chi with East Midlands Zhong Ding. 6-7pm Beginners class £3.50 Contact Ken on 07833 346505.

SKEGBY: Zumba class. St Andrew’s Parish Hall, Mansfield Road, Tuesdays 5.30pm.

SUTTON: Free Alpha breakfast. Every Saturday 10am followed by the Alpha course and a free dinner, Sutton Christian Fellowship, High Pavement. Just come along.

SUTTON: U3A meeting, second Thursday of every month. 10-12noon at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, Huthwaite Road.

SUTTON: Need advice? Ashfield CAB has a new helpline. Ring 0844 856 3411 10am-2pm Monday to Friday.

SUTTON:  Zumba Fitness Class.  Every Friday: 5.30-6.15pm,  £3 per session. Grosvenor Rooms. All abilities. No need to book. 

SUTTON:  Glee Club For Kids!  Every Friday: 4-5.15pm, £1.50 per session. New Cross Community Hall, Downing Street.  Ages 6 to 16 welcome. 

SUTTON: Sparkles Youth Club. 110a Hardwick Lane, open Wednesdays, 4.30 to 6.30pm and in the school holidays, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, for young people with disabilities and additional needs, aged from eight to 20 years old. Telephone Jennie Jennison on 01623 441900 for details. 

SUTTON: Social bowls club for the over 50s and the retired. Lammas Leisure Centre, on Wednesdays, 4.30 to 6.30pm. Beginners welcome.

SUTTON: Zumba Tone. Magdalene Centre, Church Avenue, Tuesday 6.30-7.15pm; £3, 07863987271.

SUTTON: Zumba. Magdalene Centre, Church Avenue, Tuesday; 7.30-8.15pm; £3, 07863987271.

SUTTON: Zumba. Grosvenor Rooms, Church Street; Friday, 5.30-6.15pm; £3, 07863987271.

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