What’s On - Your guide to events across Mansfield and Ashfield, 5th-11th September

The Watch - on at the Mansfield Odeon.
The Watch - on at the Mansfield Odeon.
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A GUIDE to events happening across Mansfield and Ashfield during the next week.

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The John Stokes Bachelors take theatre-goers on a trip down memory lane. Mansfield’s Palace Theatre at 2.30pm. Tickets from £10, call 633133 or visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.


Planet Earth in Concert opens at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall and runs until Saturday. Tickets from £12. Call 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk.

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at Nottingham Playhouse to 22nd. Tickets £7.50. 0115 941 9419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.


Twisted Techniques Dance Academy present Culture Shock at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre at 7pm. Tickets from £6. Call 633133 or www.mansfield.gov.uk.

Multi-layered dance performance Layers of Skin. Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, £12. Call 0115 989 5555 or visit www.trch.co.uk.


Jazz Steps Live in the Library, 1pm,

Mansfield Central Library Auditorium. Tickets £10 (£8 conc). Tommy Saville Organisation trio, grinding out Hammond organ classics. Call 651337.


Caberet, starring Will Young and former Eastenders star Michelle Ryan, opens at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal until 15th September. Tickets from £18. Call 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk.



Italian guitarist Alex Masi, who has performed with Dark Lord, at Sutton’s Diamond Club. Doors 7pm, tickets £5. Call 456617 or www.thediamonduk.com.

BB Blackdog + Friends at Warsop Black Market. Free entry in the pubside.


12-piece ska and reggae band Jugle Lion at Sutton’s Diamond. Tickets £4 members and £5 non-members. Call 456617 or visit www.thediamonduk.com.

New Orleans Heat at Sutton’s Unwin Club. 8.30pm. Admission is £6 for non-members and £5 for members.

Candlelit night with live acoustic music from Louis Barabbas and Rodger the Mascot. 8pm at Fairways Bar, Mansfield Woodhouse. Entry is free. Call Mansfield 625638 or visit www.fairwaysbar.co.uk.


Pink Floyd tribute Pink Floydish at Sutton’s Diamond Club. Doors open 7pm, entry £5 for members and £6.50 for non-members. For details call Mansfield 456617 or visit www.thediamonduk.com.

The band, Old School Dog House. Performing at Fairways Bar, Mansfield Woodhouse from 8pm with free entry. Call 625638 or visit www.fairwaysbar.co.uk.

Electric Dreams will present their 1980s party show at Kirkby’s Bentinck Club. For details call Mansfield 752284 or visit www.freewebs.com/bentinckmw.

Rock and roll with the Rocking Relics at St Joseph’s Club on High Pavement in Sutton with support from DJ Mr Jive. Doors 7pm, £5 in advance or pay on the door. For details call 552387.

Don’t Tell The Wife, a four-piece party band, at Warsop’s Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Entry £2 for members, £3 for guests. Visit www.warsopexservicemens.co.uk or call Mansfield 842183.


Desperado, a tribute to the Eagles, at Sutton’s Diamond. Tickets £7 members and £8.50 non-members. Call Mansfield 456617 or visit www.thediamonduk.com.

Karnival, a boy/girl duo, will be appearing at Kirkby’s Bentinck Club. For details call Mansfield 752284 or visit www.freewebs.com/bentinckmw.

Sister of Soul (Ruth Stanford) will be performing at Annesley Woodhouse Workingmen’s Club. Over-18s only. Visitors £1. Call Mansfield 752264 for details.

Led Zepplin tribute by Irish Band The Rubber Plants. Warsop Black Market.


The Fire, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, at Sutton’s Diamond, along with Stealer. £4 for members, £5 non-members. Call 456617 or visit www.thediamonduk.com.

Tytania, a five piece band, at Warsop’s Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Entry £1 for members and £2 guests. Visit www.warsopexservicemens.co.uk or call 842183.


Brian Peters (squeezebox, guitar and traditional songs) Mansfield Folk Club, Black Bull pub. Support from Michael J Tinker. Tickets £3 on door. 8pm. www.mansfieldfolkclub.org.uk.



InStep Health Walk at Teversal Trails. Meet at Teversal Visitors’ Centre at 10am. For details call 07563 702 547.


InStep Health Walk at Blidworth Bottoms meeting at the Fox and Hounds at 10am. For details call 07951 968 366.

Reindeer Ramblers. 8/9 mile walk around Belper /Holbrook area. Coach leaves Reindeer pub 9am, pick-ups at St Philip Neri’s Church, Rufford Arms, Abott Rd., Fox and Crown and Lammas Leisure Centre. £9,fir st-timers and u16s half price. Call Barry 471755 or Fred 453038.


InStep Health Walk around Meden Vale meeting at Three Lions at 10am. For details call 07951 945 407.



Toy and train fair, Kirkby’s Festival Hall between 10am and 3pm. Refreshments, free parking, admission £1.50 (accompanied under16s free). Call 07951072790.


From Friday

Anna Karenina (12A). Fri & Mon-Thu 14:00, 17:00, 20:00. Sat-Sun 11:10, 14:00, 17:00, 20:00.

2D Brave (PG). Fri & Mon-Thu 15:20, 17:40, Sat-Sun 13:00*, 15:20, 17:40 *with subtitles Sun 13:00.

3D Brave (PG). Sat-Sun 10:40. 3D Dredd (18). Fri & Mon-Thu 16:00, 18:30, 21:00. Sat-Sun, 13:40, 16:00, 18:30, 21:00.

Lawless (18). Fri & Mon-Thu 15:20, 18:00, 20:40. Sat-Sun 12:40, 15:20, 18:00, 20:40.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (U). Sat-Sun 12:00, 14:20.

2D Ice Age: Continental Drift (U). Sat-Sun 12:20.

Keith Lemon: The Film (15). Fri-Tue 14:10, 18:40. The Possession (15). Fri-Thu 16:30, 18:50, 21:10. The Sweeney (15). Wed-Thu 14:30, 17:20, 20:10.

Ted (15). Fri-Tue 16:10, 20:50. Wed-Thu 20:50. That’s My Boy (15). Fri & Mon-Thu 15:10, 17:50, 20:20. Sat-Sun 12:30, 15:10, 17:50, 20:20.

The Three Stooges (PG). Sat-Sun 11:20. Total Recall (12A). Fri-Thu 14:40, 17:30*, 20:30. *with subtitles Thu 17:30 The Watch (15). Fri-Tue 20:10* *with subtitles Mon 20:10

diary dates

BLIDWORTH: St Andrew’s Mission Hall.Talk & Tea, Mondays 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December, 3-4pm, Come and join us for a chat and a cuppa. Suggested donation for refreshments £1.

BLIDWORTH Methodist Church. Ploughman’s Lunch, Saturday 8th September, 11.30am-2.30pm.

EAKRING: Annual garden show. 9th September, Cator Hall, open for viewing at 2.30pm.

EDWINSTOWE: Spiritualist Centre. Village Hall, 6.30pm, Sunday 9th September, medium will be Sharon, everyone welcome. Sandra 07825036780.

FARNSFIELD: ‘Lavender Tea Rooms’ vintage themed coffee morning. Hosted by Country Quilting in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Farnsfield Village Centre (Lower Hall), Friday 7th September from 10am–12.30pm. Teas, coffees, homemade scones, biscuits and cakes in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

FOREST TOWN: St Albans Church. Thursday 6th September 9am-12noon Drop in cafe. Saturday 8th, 10.30am Film Club showing The Incredibles. Sunday 9th, 9.30am Parish communion and 10.30am Sunday Club. Wednesday 9.30am Midweek communion.

LANGWITH: Saturday 8th September.Autumn fair at Langwith Bassett Community Hall 10am-1pm. Refreshments, Tombola, stalls. Proceeds to Holy Cross.

MANSFIELD: St. Peter’s Church, Thursday 6th September 10am Holy Communion. Friday 7th September 1.10pm Holy Communion. Sunday 9th September 8am Holy Communion, 9.30am Holy Communion, 6.30pm Evening Prayer.

MANSFIELD: Garden party at St Philip Neri Roman Church, 8th September, 11am-3pm. Various stalls including cakes, games and a bouncy castle. 20p.

MANSFIELD: Mansfield & Dukeries Irish Association. Social evening Friday 7th September at Boothy’s Club, Westfield Drive. Music from popular Peter Mylett. Admission £5 including food. Doors open at 7.30pm. All welcome.

MANSFIELD: Diabetes UK Mansfield Group. September 11th, King’s Mill Hospital, Clinic Five at 7.15pm – Andrew Tucker on Mansfield Palace Theatre.

All welcome.

MANSFIELD: Saturday Night Dance of sequence, ballroom & latin dances, 8th September, 7.30-10pm, St. Lawrence’s Church Hall, Sandy Lane. Admission £2.75 Refreshments available or bring own bar. 01623 609001 for further details.

MANSFIELD: Parach Drama School. Meeting at Brookside Hall, Ladybrook Lane. Children Saturday 10am-12 noon Adults Monday 7-8pm. No charge for the children. Children’s session opening on September 8th. Looking for anyone who might be interested in painting scenery backgrounds.

MANSFIELD: Age Concern AGM, Old Meeting House, Tuesday 18th September, 10am. All welcome.

MANSFIELD: Spiritualist Centre, Dallas Street, Sunday Devine Service 9th September, 6.30pm Mediums

Coral Oxley & Janet Bird. Thursday Healing Service, 7.30pm. Saturday Open Healing 10am-midday. Saturday Special 8th September, 7.30pm a Demonstration of Deep Trance with Eric Cargill £5 entrance fee. Wednesday 12th September, 7.30pm An evening of Mediumship with Paul Brereton. Contact Jean Stevens on 01623 842143.

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: Mansfield Deaf Club, British Sign Language Courses, BSL Level One, start Wednesday 12th September 6-8pm (30 weeks). BSL Level Two, start Thursday 13th September, 5-7pm (32 weeks). Pre-Level 3 start Thursday 13th September, 7-9pm (20 weeks). At Mansfield Deaf Club, 1 Wood Street, contact Claire May by email on beautifulbsl@yahoo.co.uk, www.beautifulbslservice.com

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 (friendly group which 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 at St John’s Street, is now held weekly 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. www.mansfieldbaptistchurch.org for more details.

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 at 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. Further information from Nita on 422808.

MANSFIELD: Coffee morning at the Old Meeting House, Saturdays, from 10am to 12noon.

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 for details.

MANSFIELD: Healing Hands at CVS, 36 Wood St, give a warm welcome and hands-on healing on Tuesdays, 2 - 4pm. Refreshments included. A suggested donation of £3 is appreciated. For more details email Heather at: healinghands.mansfield@yahoo.co.uk or 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, a voluntary group, Healing Pathways, offer reiki, reflexology, Body Talk, Indian head massage and healing. Wednesdays, 10.30am to 1pm. Donations, guidance, £5.

MANSFIELD: Selwyn Street Centre Over 60s Club: All welcome. Have a chat, play bingo, plus teas, biscuits open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays 1.30-3.30pm.

MANSFIELD:Yoga group, Tuesdays 6.30pm, Old Meeting House, Stockwell Gate, tel 612972.

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-4.30pm monday to Friday. Donations gratefully received.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Manor Park Neighbourhood Watch, next meeting on Thursday 6th September 7pm at The Larches Community Centre, Chestnut Grove.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Spiritualist Meeting, Focus Point, 4th September at 7pm. Speaker Pat Berrisford 01623 656876.

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, corner of Church Street and Welbeck Road, flea market, Fridays, 8am to 12noon. Free admission, refreshments, proceeds for St Edmund’s Church, contact Andrew on 07786 958690.

OLLERTON: Ollerton and District Organ Society will be presenting David Ingley in concert at the Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Wednesday 5th September at 7.30pm.

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 or email mark.spencer.mp@parliament.uk

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.

RAINWORTH Methodist church: Chapel Anniversary ‘September Serenade’ by the ‘Singers’ September 8th Saturday. 7.15pm. Admission by ticket £5, includes light refreshments.

RAINWORTH: Simon & St Jude’s, Coffee Shop open 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: Christian Centre, Alpha Course - 10 weeks starting 7pm, Tuesday 11th September. Call 743313/744371.

SHIREBROOK: Floral Art Club, demonstration in the library at 7pm, Thursday 20th September. Small charge applies. 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: Jumble sale, Teresa’s Church Hall, 10.30am, Thursday September 13th.20p admission, refreshments available.

WARSOP: Mansfield Cats Protection Open Day, Mansfield Road, Sunday 9th September 12–3pm. Tombola, cake stall, bric-a-brac, games, refreshments and more. Adults £1, children free, All Welcome. 01623 845846.

WARSOP: Warsop Library Local History Walk, Wednesday 5th September 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a guided walk around the buildings of Warsop, Free Activity, Light Refreshments provided. Booking essential 01623 842322.

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: Spiritualist and Psychic Group meet at The Market Function room, 43 High Street, Warsop, NG20 0AB, every Thursday 7.30pm. £3 Entry. All Welcome.

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

WELLOW: Table top sale, Memorial Hall, Eakring Road, on 15th September, 1-4pm. Anyone who wants to hold a stall, which is £5, should call Jill on Mansfield 835955.

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

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

ANNESLEY WOODHOUSE: Acacia Centre, Digital Photo Editing (using Picasa) Mondays starting 10th September 1–3pm [six sessions]. Introduction to Personal Budgeting and Money Management Mondays starting 10th September 9.30–11.30am [six sessions]. Jewellery-making Wednesdays starting 12th September 12.45–2.45pm [six sessions]. Introduction to Radio Broadcasting Mondays starting 8th October 7–9pm [six sessions]. Radio Teamwork Skills. Thursdays starting 11th October, 1–3pm [six sessions].

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 whats 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: Indoor Car Boot, first Saturday of every month, All Saints Centre, 10am-12noon.

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

KIRKBY: Toy and Train Fair, Festival Hall, Sunday 9th September 10am-3pm. Thousands of models, vehicles, trains and other collectables, to buy, sell, or just browse down Memory Lane. Refreshments, free parking, admission £1.50, accompanied under-16’s free. Earlybird admission £4. Further details / stall bookings 07951072790.

KIRKBY: Forest Street Baptist Church, Harvest Festival weekend, Saturday 8th September, coffee morning and cake stall 10am-12noon. Sunday 9th 10.30 Rev Ros Wilkes. 6pm Harvest praise. All welcome.

KIRKBY: Spiritualist church, Sunday 9th September Simon Harris. Monday 10th Myra Hibbert and class. Tuesday 11th awareness group. All 7pm.

KIRKBY: Residents who want to have a go at line-dancing can join a new session at the Diamond Centre on Diamond Avenue. The weekly class takes place Tuesdays 10am -noon and is for beginners. £3.50 and more details Mansfield 751947.

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: Rummage Sale, Friday 14th September, 2.30pm, St John’s Church Hall, Skegby Road.

KIRKBY WOODHOUSE: St John’s Church Hall, Forest Road, games morning, 10am-12noon every Monday starting on 17th September. 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: Night Sky basic course at Sherwood Observatory. A series of astronomy lectures set at a basic level. The course begins on 12th October, and runs on Friday nights, for nine weeks, 7.30-10pm. Throughout the course there will be opportunities to observe the night sky through the society’s telescopes, weather depending of course. £40 per adult and £20 per junior (under 18). e-mail: course@sherwood-observatory.org.uk for more details.

SUTTON: Ashfield Floral Art Club. Demonstration by Di Singleton, of Derby, Thursday 13th September, 7pm, Ashfield Play Forum, Morven Avenue.

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.

SUTTON: Glee Club For Kids! Come and dance to the latest Glee Sounds. 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 441900.

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.

SUTTON: Mansfield U3A Choir and Bellissima Ladies Choir in concert, Sunday 9th September, 3pm. St Joseph’s Church, Forest Street, Sutton. Tickets £5 on the door or ring Suzy on 07921813458.