What’s On - Your guide to events across Mansfield and Ashfield, 10th-16th October

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

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Tribute act The Karpenters will be at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre at 2.30pm. Tickets are £12 or £11 for concessions. For details call Mansfield 633133 or visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.

Northern Ballet’s production of Madame Butterfly continues at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal until Saturday. Tickets are from £12. For details call 0115 989 5555 or visit www.trch.co.uk.

Diary of a Football Nobody at Nottingham Playhouse until 20th October. Tickets from £7.50. Call 0115 941 9419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.


Folk musician Gren Bartley at Nottingham Playhouse. Tickets £8. Call 0115 941 9419, www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.


Dancemania - Don’t Stop Believing at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre tonight and Saturday at 7pm. Tickets £7.50 (£7 for concessions). Call Mansfield 633133 or www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.

Northern Sinfonia will be performing Gershwin and Ravel. Nottingham’s Theatre Royal as part of the Nottingham Classics season. Tickets from £10. Call 0115 989 5555 or visit www.trch.co.uk.

Comedy show Beating Berlusconi will be at Nottingham Playhouse tonight and tomorrow. Tickets £15, conc £12 and u26s are £8.50. Call 0115 941 9419 or visit www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.


Mid Wales Opera will be bringing Don Giovanni to Mansfield’s Palace Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets are £18 (£16 for concessions and £10.50 for children). For details call Mansfield 633133 or visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.

Storyteller and selling author Michael Morpurgo will be appearing with a cappella trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson for a performance of Private Peaceful. Tickets £16, £15 for concessions and £8 for under-16s. Call 0115 941 9419 or visit www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

Kinks front man Ray Davies will be at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. Tickets are from £32.50. For details call 0115 989 5555 or visit www.trch.co.uk.


Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas brings his show Bravo Figaro to Nottingham Playhouse. Tickets £17.50. Call 0115 941 9419 or visit www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

Stephen Mallatratt’s stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal until 20th October. Tickets from £14. Call 0115 989 5555 or visit www.trch.co.uk.


The Vagina Monologues will be at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets are £18.50 or £17.50 for concessions. For details call Mansfield 633133 or visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.



Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz will be at Sutton’s Unwin Club. 8.30pm and entry is £6 or £5 for members.

Tantrum will be at Miller’s Snooker Club in Kirkby as part of its regular blues nights from 8pm. Call 750260.

Feeding Vicious and Desensitised at Sutton’s Diamond Club. Entry £4 for members and £5 non-members. 7pm. Call 456617 or www.thediamonduk.com.


Harmonybeat take you back to the 60s and 70s at the Sunnydale in Mansfield Woodhouse. Live music, admission free.

Rita Wright, a Motown/soul vocalist will be at Kirkby’s Bentinck Club. For more details call Mansfield 752284 or visit www.freewebs.com/bentinckmw.

Beautiful Circus, tribute to Take That at Warsop’s Ex-servicemen’s Club. Charity night, proceeds to Firefighters’ Charity. £3 members and £4 guests. Call 842183.

Badd Company will be at Sutton’s Diamond. Tickets are £5 for members and £6.50 for non-members. Doors 7pm. Call 456617 or visit www.thediamonduk.com.


Harmonybeat will be performing at Lakeside Leisure in Pleasley. Live music, admission free.

The Modfathers live at Forest Town Welfare. Tickets available from behind the bar £3 or £6.50 on the door. Doors open 7:30pm.

Roxy Magic will be at Sutton’s Diamond. Entry is £6 for members and £7.50 for non-members. Doors open at 7pm. For details call Mansfield 456617 or visit www.thediamonduk.com.

Anthem, a boy/girl duo will be at Kirkby’s Bentinck Club. Call 752284 or visit www.freewebs..com/bentinckmw.

Still Crazy, a four piece band, will be at Annesley Woodhouse Workingmen’s Club. Over 18s only, visitors £1. For details call Mansfield 752264.

Farnsfield Acoustic presents the Steve Tilston Trio at Farnsfield Village Centre. Call Mansfield 794700/870668.


Rock band Walkway will be at Sutton’s Diamond. Entry £3 members, £4 non-members. Doors 7pm. Call Mansfield 456617 or visit www.thediamonduk.com.

Ready Steady, a 1960s show, will be at Warsop’s Ex-servicemen’s Club. Entry is £1 for members and £2 for guests. For details call Mansfield 842183.


There will be a singers’ night at Mansfield Folk Club which meets at the Black Bull, Woodhouse Road, Mansfield. Doors open at 8pm. For details visit http://mansfieldfolkclub.org.uk.



Instep Health Walk meeting at Blidworth Miners’ Welfare at 10am. For details call 07563 702 547.


Instep Health Walk along Quarry Lane meeting at the Odeon car park at 10am. For details call 07951 968 366.


Instep Health Walk at Maun Valley Park meeting at the Foxglove, Forest Town at 10am. For details call 07951 945 407.



Jazz Steps Live at the Library presents the Corey Mwamba Trio at Mansfield Library at 1pm. Tickets are £10 or £8 for concessions. Call Mansfield 651337.


Folk will be able to ask an archivist at Mansfield Library between 1pm and 3pm. Contact 0115 958 1634 or library.

The Corey Mwamba Trio at Southwell Library at 1pm. Call 01636 812148.


Folk will be able to ask an archivist at Sutton Library 1-3pm. Contact 0115 958 1634 or the individual library.


BILSTHORPE: The Heritage meeting in the Squash Court, rear of Bilsthorpe Village Hall, 3pm on Wednesday 10th October (please use side door).

BILSTHORPE: Funky Sunday service for everyone including refreshments, activities, stories, craft and songs. Sunday 21st October, 4pm, Crompton View Primary School.

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: St Andrew’s Mission Hall, Harvest Festival Supper with Surprise Entertainment, Saturday 13th October, 7.30pm, tickets £4, need to sign up if you are coming, if you would like to donate a raffle prize please could you wrap it so that its contents are secret? All will be revealed on the night.

BLIDWORTH: St Andrews Mission Hall, next monthly meeting, Monday 15th October, 3-4pm. These are called ‘Talk and Tea’ and are aimed at lonely, widowed, bereaved, but everyone will be made welcome.

BLIDWORTH Methodist Church, Body Shop Evening, 7.30pm Thursday 18th October. Demonstration and a chance to try out some of the many ethical beauty products on sale. Admission £1.50 (includes light refreshments).

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.

CLIPSTONE: Clipstone Library Big Draw Event. Wire sculpture with a twist. Watch us enlarge your creation to make a grand display. Free event open to all ages, 24th October, 3-4pm.

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

EDWINSTOWE: Edwinstowe Tenants & Residents’ Association, Hallowe’en Fancy Dress Disco, Robin Hood Summer Bar at the Robin Hood Pub, Saturday 20th October 7.30-11pm. Tickets £5, children free. Contact Gail on 01623 824521 or Sue on 07800803728.

EDWINSTOWE: Spiritualist Centre, Village Hall, 6.30pm, Sunday 14th October. The medium is Michael Butterfield, Everyone welcome, call Sandra on 07825036780.

EDWINSTOWE: Edwinstowe Library Big Draw Event. Help create a theme tune for the library by merging art and music. Draw a picture on a musical note and then place it on our score to create a unique piece of music.

Free event open to all ages on 25th October, 10.30-11.30am.

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

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

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

FARNSFIELD: Friendship Club, next meeting on Friday 12th October will include a ‘Winter Warmer’ cookery demonstration. 2pm at the Village Centre.

FARNSFIELD: Flower Club will be holding a Free Workshop for Novices at 10am in the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Saturday 27th October. All flowers, materials and refreshments are supplied and you will be able to keep your flower arrangements. Call Sylvia on 01623 882893 or Jenny on 01623 882650 to book a place.

FARNSFIELD Flower Club, Monday 15th October at 2pm in the Upper Hall, Farnsfield Village Centre, demonstration entitled ‘Three Plant Heroes’ with Anne Barnes. New members and visitors are welcome.

MANSFIELD: Old Mansfield Society, meeting at St. Peter’s Church Centre, Church Side Tuesday 16th.October, 7.30pm. Talk to be given by Ralph Lloyd Jones on ‘Byron’s Nottinghamshire’. New members welcome (£10 per annum) or admission £2 for non-members.

MANSFIELD: Flea market, Saturday 13th October 10am-12noon at The Treasury, Bolsover Street. Many bargains, bric-a-brac, clothes, books and toys. Entry free. Refreshments available. In aid of St.Lawrence’s Church, Mansfield.

MANSFIELD: Saturday Night Dance of sequence, ballroom & Latin, Saturday 13th October, St. Lawrence’s Church Hall, Sandy Lane, 7.30-10pm. Admission £2.75. Tea & coffee available or bring own bar. 01623 609001 for details.

MANSFIELD: Jigsaw Support Scheme Christmas Food Demo and Shopping Event, sponsored by Sainsbury’s, on Thursday 8th November, 7-9.30pm, Queen Elizabeth’s School, Chesterfield Road South, to raise funds for its befriending and support schemes. The projects enable elderly and vulnerable to stay living independently at home. Get your Christmas shopping done early, have fun and raise money for local vulnerable people. Sainsburys will be demonstrating new easy to do ideas for Christmas entertaining, cocktail workshop and wine-tasting for Christmas. Tickets £7.50 including a drink on arrival. Call Ginny on 01623 662200 for tickets.

MANSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, Wednesday 10th October, 5.15pm Pizza & Praise. 11th October, 10am Holy Communion. Friday 12th October, 1.10pm, Holy Communion. Sunday 14th October, 8am Holy Communion, 9.30am Holy Communion, 6.30pm Evening Prayer.

MANSFIELD: Spiritualist Centre, Dallas Street, Sunday Devine Service, 14th October, 6.30pm. Medium Craig Martin. Thursday Healing Service starting 7.30pm. Saturday Open Healing 10am-midday. Saturday 13th October a workshop on Shamanism with Medicine Wheel, 10am-4pm. Tickets £10. Saturday 30th October, demonstration of deep trance with Scott Milligan, 7.30pm tickets £5. Private Sittings available from £10. Call Jean Stevens on 01623 842143.

MANSFIELD: Flea market, Saturday 13th October, 10am-12noon at The Treasury, Bolsover Street. Many bargains, bric-a-brac, clothes, collectables, books and toys. Entry free. Refreshments available. In aid of St. Lawrence’s Church, Mansfield.

MANSFIELD: Valuation day at Rose Lodge, Sutton Road, 12th October, 10am-3pm. Bring along an item to be valued at £1 per item, cash in unwanted or broken jewellery.

MANSFIELD: North Nottinghamshire Mental Health Partnership will be celebrating World Mental Health Day at the Towers on 10th October from 10am–3pm. All welcome. To book contact Mansfield CVS on 01623 651177.

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 (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: Mansfield Woodhouse Society craft fair, Turner Hall, Saturday 20th October, 11am-3pm. Different crafts, tombola, refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Entrance 50p.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Spiritualist Meeting, Focus Point, Vale Road, 16th October, 7pm. Speaker Pam Brooks. Call 01623 656876.

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, 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 Library Big Draw Event. When did you last draw anything? Come and have fun and brush up on your drawing skills. Free, simple, fun activity for all ages, 20th October, 9.30am-12noon.

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. Tearoom under the headstocks now open daily for refreshments 10am-2pm.

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: Charity band concert at the Auditorium, Sports Direct, 7.30pm, Friday 5th October. Tickets £5. Details Mr K. Walker 742889.

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: 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.

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.

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: 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: Sutton and District Organ Society presents Chio Sunamoto in concert on 10th October at 7pm in St Wilfrids Church Hall, Kirkby. Members £5/non-members £7. Free refreshments, All welcome. Phone for details on 468182.

KIRKBY: Spiritualist Centre, Sunday 14th October, divine service. Monday 15th, Stuart Hamilton and healing. Tuesday 16th, awareness class. All 7pm.

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, St John’s Church Hall, Skegby Road, 14th October, 2.30pm.

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: Ashfield Floral Art Club demonstration by Elizabeth Bishop, of Sheffield, 11th October, 7pm, Ashfield Play Forum, Morven Avenue.

SUTTON: Sexual Health and Relationships Event, for people with learning disabilities and their carers, 10.30am-12.30pm, Thursday 15th November, The Hosiery Mills, The Fieldings. To book a place contact Annette Harpham on 01623 651177.

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: 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! 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 01623 441900 for details.

SUTTON: Social bowls club for the over 50s and the retired, at 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.