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22ND SOUTH SHIELDS SCOUT GROUP
Beavers 6-8yrs; 5-6.30pm, Cubs 8-10½yrs; 6.30-8pm, Scouts 10-14 yrs; 7 – 9pm. Meet weekly on a Mondaynight in Community Rooms, St Mary & St Martin, Whiteleas Way, So. Shields.
30TH SOUTH SHIELDS SCOUT GROUP
Beavers 6-8 yrs; 5-6.30 Monday night. Cubs 8-10 1/2 yrs; 5.45-7.15. Scouts 10-
14 yrs; 7.30-8.45. Cubs and Scouts both meet Friday night at All Saint’s Church Hall, Cleadon Village. All sections meetweekly!
A19 MODEL RAILWAY CLUB
A19 Model Railway Club, meets everyMonday and Thursday from 7pm at
Jarrow Hall, (Bede’s World), just off Jarrow Road. There are several working layouts with some under construction. For more information contact Hon. Sec. Jim Thompson 4552526. www.a19modelrailwayclub.org
ARTS ADVANCE WRITERS GROUP
Meets every four weeks on Mondays at 6.30pm in Trinity House Social Centre, 134 Laygate, South Shields. Free to join and open to all those interested in improving their writing skills. More information from 4543972
BOAT BUILDING COURSE
With North East Maritime Trust runs on Monday and Thursday evenings 6pm to 9 pm. No experience necessary, open to all. To book a place contact Philip Smith on 0191 5361851 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BOLDON OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CLUB – LOCAL WALKING CLUB
We are a local friendly walking club based in Boldon with members from all of So. Tyneside. If you are interested join us for a Sunday Walk. We also arrange midweek walks and weekend trips to Youth Hostels and Lodges.More info Syd 07768119702.
Join the Boys Brigade for fun, adventure and friendship. The 8th South Shields Company meet at the Baptist Tabernacle, Marsden Road. Anchors – Tuesdays 6.30; Juniors- Friday 6.30; Company Section- Fridays 7.30. For more information ring 4251015 or www.boys-brigade.org.uk.
A support group for people with lung conditions. We meet on
the third Friday of each month at 2pm at St Gregorys Church Hall, nr The Nook in South Shields. Further information please contact Sue Andrews on 01919080120.
CAN YOU SING TENOR OR BASS?
Tenor or bass singers wanted for a local four-part harmony choir. See www.voicestogether.co.uk or ring 4252031
At Willows Cat Adoption Centre. Open every Monday between 11am-3pm, call and book. Coffee and cakes available and spend time with the cats waiting for adoption. All cat lovers welcome. Tel. 4568511 or 07719 605383
CHILDREN’S MESSY CHURCH
Takes place on the last Saturday of every month in St Jude’s Church Hall, South Shields. All welcome. For more information ring 07790 692763
CLEADON & DISTRICT ROTARY CLUB
We meet Monday evenings at 7.15pm at Littlehaven Hotel, South Shields. Rotary is a dual gender international friendship/service organisation. We have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously, have a lively social diary with speakers, and a busy fundraising calendar. Please come along one Monday night. Visit www.cleadon-rotary.org
CLEADON VILLAGE DRAMA CLUB
Want to learn new back stage skills, act on stage and socialise with likeminded people? Interested in drama and writing workshops? Then contact Denise Wilson 0191 3408425 or write to her at – The Little Theatre, 5 Boldon Lane, Cleadon, SR6 7RH. Website: www.cvdc.co.uk
CLEADON VILLAGE HISTORY SOCIETY
A friendly group meeting monthly at 7.15PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Venue: The Old School Room, next to All Saints Church Hall, Cleadon Village. All welcome.
CLEADON WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
Meet on 2nd Tuesday each month in All Saints Church Hall, Cleadon Village (by the pond) at 6.30pm. Do come along to see us, enjoy entertainment, crafts, friendship, outings and social events. All welcome. Ring June 5362837 or Audrey 4552871
On the first Saturday of every month at West Harton Methodist Church, Boldon Lane, from 10am to 12 noon.
On the second Saturday of every month at Harton Methodist Church, Sunderland Road. 10.00 am– 12.00pm
COFFEE, TEA AND SCONES
Every third Wednesday at West Harton Methodist Church, Boldon Lane, from 10am to 12 noon.
EVENTS AT THE WORD
Every Thursday evening, during term time, there is a community choir, no auditions. 6.00 – 7.30pm
Every Wednesday afternoon 2.00- 3.30pm there is a Scrabble group.
Meets every Wednesday 2-3pm in Baptist Tabernacle, Marsden Road. We have speakers, lunches, trips out etc. All ladies welcome. For more information 4281030
meet 2nd Tuesday of the month in All Saints Community Centre, Stanley Street, South Shields at 2pm. Next meeting 12th June. New members welcome. For more information ring Britta on 07947 716800.
GARDEN 2012 SOCIAL CLUB
Meet in Cleadon Park Library and Community Rooms, every Friday 10am -12pm . We have visting speakers, film shows, quizzes, and outings New members always welcome. For more information please ring Maureen 4553545
GEORGE FORMBY SOCIETY
The North East Branch of the George Formby Society, will be held at the Royal British Legion Club in South Shields every second Tuesday of the Month. All ukulele players and fans are invited. For more information contact Colin Bourdiec, email@example.com or 07990825867
HALL FOR HIRE
The church hall of St Jude’s Church, St Jude’s Terrace South Shields is available for hire for all functions. Competitive rates. For more information contact Rev. Bullock 07505 910821
HARTON HARMONISERS BARBER SHOP CHORUS
Harton Harmonisers Ladies A Capella Chorus based in South Shields but available to sing anywhere locally for your special occasions. We sing a wide selection of popular music plus Christmas repertoire. All monies raised goes to local charities. To book us or join us contact Beryl Cooke 4565836 email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME READERS LIBRARY SERVICE
This free service is provided by South Tyneside Libraries for people who cannot get to a library for themselves. Full time carers can also use the service. Readers receive a home visit on a monthly basis and have access to ordinary and large print books as well as spoken word on cassette and CD.
JARROW WITH HARTON ROTARY CLUB
The Jarrow with Harton Rotary Club meets every Tuesday evening @ 6.00pm at The Customs House. Rotary is an international organisation famous for its local and worldwide charitable activities. The Jarrow with Harton Club has a lively social diary as well as a busy fund raising and service programme. For more information visit www.jarrowhartonrotary.org
Are you free on a Monday afternoon? Why not join us and make new friends at the Peoples Mission Ladies Fellowship. Held once a month at 2pm with refreshments. Next meeting Jul 9th. All ladies welcome. For more information ring Carol 4559680 or Dorothy 5362685
LITTLE ACORNS STAY AND PLAY
Friday mornings 9:15-11:15 in St George’s Church, East Boldon For more information tel 07818 422343
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Make today the start of something great! Join our North East Action Team and volunteer. We need people to spare a couple of hours occasionally, to hold a collection tin and raise vital funds. Volunteer today, apply at macmillan.org.uk/volunteer or call 0300 1000 200
We would love to have you!
MEN’S CHOIR CLEADON
Singing is good for your health and great fun. We come from all over the Northeast (ages from 20-82!). Be amazed at what you will achieve. Visit us at rehearsals Tuesdays 7:30 Cleadon Academy Boldon Lane SR67RP or call Paul 07710459391 www.compassacapella.org.uk
St Lawrence Church, Centenary Avenue, Wonderfully Made Messy Church, 2nd Saturday of each month 10am-12noon. Multi-sensory crafts and activities, music, worship, stories and food. We use Makaton and the Widget Symbol System. Find us on Facebook or Twitter
MS SOCIETY, SOUTH TYNESIDE GROUP
Meetings held on 1st Wednesday every month in Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre, Prince Edward Rd. 6- 7:45pm. All welcome to join us for a chat, share your views or take part in our activities and outings. Contact Graeme Weatherall, 07979 852369; email email@example.com
MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP
Held every Tuesday morning 9.45 – 11.30 in St. Jude’s Church Hall, South Shields. For more information ring 07790 692763
NEW CLEADON WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
Meet on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm in Cleadon Methodist Church Hall, Sunderland Road. Tea and chat and much more. All ladies are welcome. If you would like more information ring 0191 4217226
NORTH EAST MARITIME TRUST
If you have an interest in repairing and/or sailing wooden boats and have a few hours to spare on either a Tues, Wed, or Sat, come to look around 2/3 Wapping Street, So. Shields or ring 4478814 for more info.
PEOPLE’S MISSION SILVER BAND
Our beginners/junior band are looking for new members. Must be over 8 years old, adults and children welcome to come and learn. If you have previously played a brass instrument and want to come down for blow we would love to see you. If you are reading this and have a brass instrument that is no longer used, sat in the loft or cupboard gathering dust and would like to donate or possibly sell to the band please get in touch also.
Established 1971. A friendly rambling group, walking seven to eight miles on alternate Sundays throughout the year. Transport by coach, with various pick-up points Jarrow, South Shields , Heworth.
For further details and walks programme, ring Pam on 4836183. Visit our website at www.radioramblersnortheast.co.uk
ROOMS FOR HIRE
Intimate for small groups, spacious for large groups in a haven of calm from everyday busy-ness. For details call the Quaker Meeting House, 30 Roker Park Road, SR6 9PG.Phone 07982 743615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Charity shop at 321Prince Edward Road, So. Shields Donations welcome. Ladies, mens, children’s bric-a-brac, books, toys household goods, dvds & cds Join our team as a volunteer. Ring: 0191 4276727
is the leading local charity working with people with sight loss living in Tyne and Wear. We are supported by a team of dedicated volunteers who enable us to provide this valuable service. If you would like to volunteer contact us on 0191 478 5959.
SOUP AND ROLL LUNCHES
available at All Saints’ Parish Hall, Cleadon, opens every Tuesday, except holidays, from 12 noon until 1-15pm. For £3 includes homemade soup with a roll followed by tea or coffee with homemade cake. Meet friends or make new ones. All welcome.
SOUTH SHIELDS CHESS CLUB
Meets at the New Ship Inn , Cleadon 7pm – 10pm Each Thursday. Looking for a friendly game of chess , or something more competitive. Bored with online chess, come along pit your wits against real people.
SOUTH SHIELDS LADIES PROBUS
The club for retired ladies, meets on 4th Wednesday each month at 10am at the Sea Hotel for coffee, with interesting talks from visiting speakers afterwards. Next meetingMay 23rd Speaker Dr Kevin Rigg :”police Technology in the 1960s” Any information from 4568300
SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL YACHT CLUB
Club hours: every Sunday morning 9am-12noon, South Marine Park Lake Boathouse, South Shields. We meet all year round and cater for radio controlled sailing yachts, scale boats and straight running craft. New members welcome. Ring Bob 2515029 or John 4555035
SOUTH SHIELDS MOVIEMAKERS
Have you got a video camera? Would you like to know how to make an interesting video? South Shields Movie Makers meet at St. Paul and St. John’s Church Centre, Broughton Road, South Shields. For more information ring Eric Parr 2529376.
SOUTH SHIELDS PROBUS CLUB
The club is for retired business and professional men. The Club meet every first and third Tuesday in the month at The New Crown, Mowbray Road, South Shields. Start at 10am. for coffee, then from 10.30am. we listen to a wide variety of interesting talks for 40 or 50 minutes.
SOUTH SHIELDS RAMBLERS
We walk every 3rd Sunday in the month, we have a social side. Group running almost 30 years .We offer a choice of walks to meet most abilities. There are various pick up points. Interested contact Ralph on 07795271776 for more details.
SOUTH TYNESIDE COMMUNITY LAUNDRY
South Tyneside Community Laundry works in Partnership with South Tyneside Council to provide an extremely low cost door to door Laundry Service for residents of the borough. The elderly and those claiming Disability Benefit will automatically qualify. Other applicants can also apply. Registration is free. Phone 489 1701
SOUTH TYNESIDE DIABETES SUPPORT
Group meets at 6pm on the second Tuesday of each month [except August] at Saville Lodge, next to the library. New members always welcome. More information, ring 4558975.
SO. TYNESIDE PARKINSON UK BRANCH
Meetings held last Thursday of the month in South Shields Museum and Art Gallery 2pm- 4pm. The drop-in is on second Monday each month in the upstairs meeting room in Museum & Arts Gallery, from 12.15pm -1.30pm. Also weekly exercise class for people with Parkinson’s every Monday morning 11.15am-12pm. More info. ring Jonathan on 5532265.
SUE RYDER CHARITY SHOP
We would welcome all new volunteers to our team at 181 Prince Edward Road, So.Shields. If you are interested, please call Yvonne or Judith on 0191 4540862
SUNDERLAND CITY ENGINEERING ENTHUSIASTS GROUP
We are a local network of engineers of various types. From model locos to full size boats or Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Whether you are a novice or expert, join us and learn or share your knowledge and expertise on a personal basis or on Youtube. Contact Jim on 0191 5362165 or email@example.com.
SUNDERLAND WALKING CLUB
Welcomes new members. We have various walks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested please contact Patrick Orme 07580840059, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see our website www.sunderlandwalking.club for further details.
Patrol the centre of South Shields town on Saturday nights from 10.30pm until around 3am on Sunday morning offering non- judgemental practical help to anyone who is vulnerable or in need. We are looking for volunteers, for more information telephone June on 07973 470212 or e-mail email@example.com
ST JOHN’S BADGERS
Our fun and friendly club offers a range of activities for children aged 7-10. Badgers gain awards in a wide range of topics, including first aid. Come along and join us at Londonderry Hall, South Shields on Fridays 6.00-7.30 p.m.
ST MARK & ST CUTHBERT’S
The church on the park, invite you to Friends Together “A Cup of Friendship”. Tea, coffee and company. All welcome. St Marks & St Cuthbert’s Community Hall on 1st Wednesday of the month 1.30-3.00pm
ST MARGARET’S UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Prince Edward Road, South Shields Our normal Sunday services are 10am and 6pm.
THE BRASS GROUP
Is a newly formed ensemble based in the North East. Available to play as a brass quartet up to a 10 piece brass ensemble. Available for formal concerts, weddings and functions. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07809 863296.
THE INNER WHEEL CLUB OF HARTON
Meets on 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30 in St. Gregory’s Church Hall. Group of ladies enjoy good fellowship, desire to help others, and aim to foster international understanding. Also coffee mornings, light lunches and afternoon teas. For more info ring Dorothy Wadge 5361137.
For retired people over 50 years old. Meetings are held monthly on 2nd Thursday in the Old School Room of All Saints Church Cleadon at 1.30pm. We have speakers, outings and have a lunch club. All welcome. For more information ring Joyce 5365367 or Edna 5362619
Every Thursday 10-11.30am at Westoe Methodist Church, Birchington Ave. Tea, coffee, juice, biscuits, fruit, £1 per child. More info from Ann 07722 189053
TYNE & WEAR ME/CFS SUPPORT GROUP
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (except December) at 7.15- 8.45pm in the customer service centre Bunny Hill Hylton Lane Sunderland. For further details ring 0191 4556959 email: email@example.com’
TYNESIDE RAILWAY MODELLERS GROUP
A 4 part harmony mixed voice choir available to book for weddings, anniversaries and fund-rasing events. To book the choir or perhaps join them see www.voicestogether.co.uk or telephone 4252031 for more information. Fees donated to charitable causes. Like us on Facebook
The Children’s Society shop at 140 Dean Road South Shields is looking for volunteers, various shifts available. Lola Bell the new manager would love to hear from you. Tel: 4552787
WESTOVIAN THEATRE SOCIETY
New members are always welcome!! Interested in any aspect of theatre? Either on stage or helping backstage or front of house. We would like to hear from you. You can contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 456 0980
WHITBURN A CAPPELLA
Ladies and Gents! Love to sing or perhaps want to and don’t think you can? Our sessions are fun and build confidence without any pressure. First session free. Join us at Whitburn Methodist Church Hall on Tuesdays 7.15 – 8.45 Tel 07902962197
WHITBURN BRIDGE CLUB
Meets at Boldon C.A. on Fridays from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. New members are very welcome. For more information ring Eleanor Dawson on 4551165.
WHITBURN LUNCH CLUB
Every Thursday at Whitburn Methodist Church, North Guards 12 – 1.15pm. Homemade soup, sandwiches, salad and dessert plus tea all for £3. Please give us a try, you will be made very welcome.
Interested in improving your Writing skills? Why not drop in or give us a call? We meet every Friday at 10:30 in the Catherine Cookson Room @ The Word. Everyone welcome. 07931586383