Your guide to events across Mansfield and Ashfield, 24th-30th October

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

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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 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.

BLIDWORTH: & District Historical & Heritage Society. Meeting 6th November, speaker Judy Williams, a National Trust volunteer who will wear the costume of ‘Bess of Hardwick. After coffee, Alan will give another presentation on local history, the land boundary dispute between Blidworth and Farnsfield that took place between 1663 and 1764. The main speakers begin their presentation at 7pm. Methodist Chapel on Main Street. New members welcome; just turn up on the night. £2 which incl refreshments.

BLIDWORTH: St Mary’s Church. Remembrance Day services,11th November, 8am Holy Communion, 9.15am Morning Prayer, and 10.50am Full Service of Remembrance at Blidworth Memorial.

BLIDWORTH: St Mary’s Church. Memorial sServices for those who have lost a loved one will be held at 4pm, Sunday 28th October.

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: Spiritualist Centre, Village Hall. 6.30pm, Sunday 28th October. Medium is Erica Rogers. Tel Sandra 07825036780.

EDWINSTOWE: Sherwood Forest Healing Centre. High Street NG21 9QS, Sunday 4th November, 10am-4pm, Meet the team day, taster treatments, demonstrations and talks. Refreshments available. Free gift for everyone. Call Angela 07545 337852

EDWINSTOWE: Sherwood Forest Healing Centre. High Street NG21 9QS, Monday 5th and 12th November, hands and feet massage workshop, £40 per person. Call Linda 07866 003321.

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. South Forest, Wednesday 6-7, £3.50.

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

FARNSFIELD: Flower Club. 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: Royal British Legion AGM, Farnsfield Cricket Club, 7.30pm. Tuesday 6th November.

FOREST TOWN: St Alban’s Church. Thur Oct.25th drop in 9am-12 noon. Sat 27th 7pm Quize night with buffet and raffle. Sun 28th 9.30am Parish Communion with baptisms, evensong at St Lawrence’s 5pm. Wed 31st 9.30am midweek communion.

HALAM: 7.30pm, 11th November, Halam Church hosts presentation by local author Stephen Haddelsey about his latest book Shackleton’s Dream. Tickets £5 and include a drink and an opportunity to meet the author. Tickets are from Karin Lindley: Tel 01636 815854 or email for information. Proceeds between the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and Halam Church.

KNEESALL: Thoresby Colliery Band in Concert. Church of St Bartholomew, Sunday Oct 28th, 7.30pm. Tickets £7 / £5 concessions from Lis Greenland on 860970. 

MANSFIELD: St Peter’s Church. Thursday 25th Oct 10am Communion. Friday 26th Oct 1.10 pm Communion. Sunday 28th Oct 8m Communion, 9.30am Communion, 6.30pm Evening Prayer.

MANSFIELD: Sunday Devine Service 28th Oct, 6.30pm. Medium Linda Gordon. Thursday Healing Service 7.30pm. Saturday Open Healing 10am - midday. Wednesday 24th Oct 7.30pm Evening of Mediumship with Darren Brittain £7. Wednesday 7th Nov 7.30pm A “Table Tipping” demonstration with Dean Kenyon. £10, Book your place. Private sittings Saturdays 10am - midday. Prices from £10, contact Jean Stevens for all bookings on 01623 842143.

MANSFIELD: The Salvation Army. Victoria Street, Saturday 3rd November. Musical Concert with Gospel Brass. Admission £3 including light refreshments.

MANSFIELD: Bridge Street Methodist Church. Fri 26th October, pop-In for a cuppa and a bacon cob, 10.30am-12noon. Mon 29th October, Toddler Group, 9.30-11am.

MANSFIELD: Pensioners Action Association meeting, 25th October, 2pm, Old Meeting House, Stockwell Gate. A speaker from the Workhouse, Southwell, invited. All welcome.

MANSFIELD: Mansfield Baptist Church, Rosemary Street. Saturday 1st December – Christmas Gift & Craft Fair 10am– 2pm, gifts and craft stalls, refreshments. Spaces available, visit or call Cathy on 07903 804273. All profits are going to local and overseas charity. Full details of our services are on

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, to raise funds for its befriending and support schemes. 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: 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. 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. 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: 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. Tuesdays, 2-4pm. Refreshments included. A suggested donation of £3 appreciated. email Heather at:   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. 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-4.30pm monday to Friday. Donations gratefully received.

MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE: Church of brothers and Sisters In Christ, corner of Park Road and Slant Lane. Wednesday 24th October, coffee morning 10am, craft stalls available.

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: & District Organ Society. Chris Powell in concert, Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Wed 7th November, 7.30pm.

OLLERTON: Ollie’s Fun Shack, Fountain Court, Darwin Drive, NG22 9DP. Wednesday 31st October for four weeks. Baby massage classes 1.30-3pm, £4.50 per class, £15 for 4-week course. Call Linda 07866 003321.

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

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: SS Simon and Jude’s: Memorial Services for those who have lost a loved one, 4pm Sunday 4th November.

RAINWORTH: Village Hall, AGM of the Rainworth Village Hall Management Committee. Thursday 25th October, 7.30pm in the main hall. Everyone welcome.

RAINWORTH Village Hall, Saturday 3rd November. Free Family Disco for Bonfire Night, following firework display near the football ground. Bar open and food available.

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: Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade. Sunday 11th November, parade starts10.30am from Market Place. Further details 743036.

SHIREBROOK: Christian Centre, Open Doors. Evening with 40s Dance Group. Wednesday, 24th October at 6.30pm.

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, High Street, Warsop, Thursday 7.30pm. £3 Entry. All welcome.

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

WARSOP: Mansfield Cats Protection Bric-A-Brac & Book Sale. Sunday 28th October 1 – 3pm. Open donations for all items. Admission free/refreshments available, Mansfield Road. O1623 845846.

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: Acacia Community Centre c ourses. How to get the most out of your Money

Mondays starting 29th October – 3rd December 2012, 9.30–11.30am (6 sessions), free crèche available. Introduction to Radio Broadcasting - Mondays starting 29th October – 3rd December 2012, 7–9pm (6 sessions). IT for Work* - Thursdays starting 1st November – 6th December 2012, 1.00–3.30pm (6 sessions). Digital Photo Editing (using Picasa) - Mondays starting 5th November – 10th December 2012, 1–3pm (6 sessions). *AIM Awards Accredited. Fees are £5 per session or free subject to eligibility. Learners must be over or 19 years of age.

HUTHWAITE: Coffee morning in aid of children’s charity NSPCC. Sherwood Street Methodist Church, Huthwaite, Friday 10am. Admission 50p including tea and coffee.

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 prayer walk around Huthwaite. Meet in the All Saints car park.

KIRKBY: Spiritualist Church: Sun 28th Oct Divine service. Mon 29th Oct Demonstration evening with healing. Tue 30th Oct Awareness class. All 7pm

KIRKBY: Women’s Institute. Coffee morning Sat 27th Oct at CentrePoint 10am to 12noon

KIRKBY: Ashfield Evergreens. Sat 27th Oct 10 to 12noon Coffee morning at the centre.

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.

STANTON HILL: Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Sunday 28th October, Baptist Church, Albert Street, 12.15pm.

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: 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.

SUTTON:Spiritualist Church Wednesday 10th October, 7pm. Special evening with Ian Doherty .Wed 24th Oct. Special evening with Ben Davis 7pm. £4 members, £4.50 non-members.