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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 Monday night 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 meet weekly!
A19 MODEL RAILWAY CLUB
A19 Model Railway Club, meets every Monday and Thursday from 7pm at The ECO Centre Waggonway Road Hebburn.
There are several working layouts with some under construction. For more information contact Hon. Sec. Jim Thompson 4552526. 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
looking for more people to come and join us. We play at Boldon Community Centre every Tuesday afternoon 1 – 3pm. We’re an older mixed group of friendly people. Young people are welcome. A small yearly fee for membership. £3.00 for 2 hours. Ring/text. Christine 07535290797 or Barbara 07860127983.
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 AND CLEADON COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Boker Lane , East Boldon ,NE36 ODJ. Open: Monday 10-5, Tuesday 10- 6, Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-5
& Saturday 10-1.More than just a library, we offer a range of courses and activities to suit all ages and interests & a regular programme of speakers on the first Tuesday of every month & a quiz on the second Tuesday of every month, both at 7 pm . More info thelibrary.uk.com, email email@example.com, or telephone 0191 5364368
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 info ring 4251015 or boys-brigade.org.uk.
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 info ring 07790 692763
CLEADON ALL SAINTS CHURCH
We now hold two short services in our Chapter House on Saturdays, for those who are busy on Sunday mornings: each Saturday we have Morning Prayer at 8.30am & Evening Prayer at 5pm. All are welcome to these 30-minute interludes of prayer and reflection.
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 like-minded 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: 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. More info: Ring Maureen on 0191 519 0144
On the first Saturday of every month at Westoe Methodist Church, Birchington Ave, from 10am to 12 noon.
On the second Saturday of every month at Harton Methodist Church, Sunderland Road. 10.00am–12.00pm
On the last Saturday of the month at St Peter’s Church Harton 10.00 till 11.30 alll welcome.
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at East Boldon Methodist Church, Bridle Path, from 10 am to 12 noon.
COFFEE, TEA AND SCONES
Every third Wednesday at West Harton Methodist Church, Boldon Lane, from 10am to 12 noon.
COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT NORTH EAST CIC (incorporating Hive Community Radio) have recently moved into an office based at Perth Green Community Trust and run participatory arts projects, training and development with communities across the North East. The latest initiative has been to set up a radio drama group that meets on Tuesdays from 4pm to 6pm.For further information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Diane Gray on 07595023372 or Ben Hudson on 07722911473
An informal group of mixed ability ukulele players, based at The Customs House, South Shields, meeting every Thursday (10.45-12.45). We play at formal concerts and functions on Tyneside and beyond. New members are always welcome. More info visit Facebook or email email@example.com or
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.
FEED THE MINDS
at Marsden Road Baptist Tabernacle held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month 6-30 -8-30pm. The evening starts with a two course meal, tea/coffee followed by a guest speaker. It is a chance for people to enjoy fellowship and good food together.
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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or join contact Beryl Cooke 4565836 or email@example.com
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.
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.
All ladies welcome. For more information ring Carol 4559680 or Dorothy 5362685
LOOKING FOR A HALL??
Competitive rates, Westoe Methodist Church, Birchington Avenue mioght be your answer. For more details please call 0191 4565416
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
Raise money your way for Macmillan in South Tyneside
You’re thinking of organising your own event and are looking for inspiration and advice? From auctions to zumbathons, we’d love to hear about what you have planned. You can get support from our local fundraiser and get resources to help ensure that everything goes smoothly. Contact 0300 1000 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
The Boldon Parishes, St George and St Nicholas x2 We meet at St Nicholas Church Hedworth on 1st Saturday of each month,
11-12.30 Craft, singing, prayer and lunch. We would love you to join us.
Mindfulness meditation drop in sessions, suitable for both beginners or experienced practitioners. Cleadon Park Library and P.C.T., 10 Prince Edward Road, South Shields. Mondays 12.15 – 12.45pm. Session led by experienced practitioner. Contact Kim 07904293050 for more info – mornings only.
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. peoplesmission.co.uk
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 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 07982743615 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ROTARY CLUB OF SOUTH TYNESIDE
The club meets every Tuesday evening at 6.15pm at The Customs House. Rotary is an international organisation famous for its local and worldwide charitable activities. The South Tyneside club has a lively social diary as well as a busy fund raising and service programme.
More information visit southtynesiderotary.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.
THE SOFT CRAFT GROUP,
are a group of ladies that meet each week at St. Margaret’s Church at the nook, on a Wednesday from 1pm until 3pm. While we all take our own work, which is anything from knitting to jewellery making, we help each other learn new skills. We are looking for new members to come along and join us.
SOUTH SHIELDS CHESS CLUB
Meets at the New Ship Inn , Cleadon 7pm – 10pm each Thursday and a ‘Chess for All Session’ at The Word in South Shields, 2pm – 4pm each Saturday. 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 ART GROUP
New friendly club meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month, 6:30 to 9 pm at St Gregory’s Church Hall, South Shields. All skill levels welcome and refreshments available. Bring your own art supplies to draw, paint, sculpt or make prints. For more details ring Suzanne at 07942827013.
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 meeting
will be held 26th February. The speaker is Natasha on Beamish House in the 1950s. 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 POP CHOIR
meets every Wednesday (in term time) from 6pm-7.30pm at St Hilda’s Pit Head in South Shields. It’s a fun, accessible, welcoming choir focusing on pop songs, led by Cath Stephens from The Cornshed Sisters. We operate a pay-what-you-can-policy, with a suggested donation of £4. Just turn up or for details, email email@example.com or phone 07805188129.
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 GROUP
Group meets at 6pm on the second Tuesday of each month at Saville Lodge, next to the library. New members always welcome. More information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SO. TYNESIDE PARKINSON UK BRANCH
Meetings held last Thursday of the month in South Shields Museum and Art Gallery 2pm- 4pm. Exercise classes for People With Parkinson’s at Museum, every Monday except for bank holidays from 11.15am – 12.15pm and at Hebburn Central, Glen Street, each Wednesday from 12.30pm-1.30pm. More Info: John Shone 0191 5369687.
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 WALKING CLUB
Welcomes new members. We have various walks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you’re interested contact Patrick Orme 07580840059, email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE 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 Westoe Methodist Church Hall, South Shields on Fridays 6.00-7.30 p.m. Margaret 07932898103
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.
ST MARGARET’S CAFÉ
St Margaret’s URC, Prince Edward Road, South Shields welcomes you to St Margaret’s Café which takes place on the last Friday of each month from 11am until 1pm. Refreshments are available and a warm welcome is assured.
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
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, £1.50 per child. More info from Ann 07722 189053
TODDLERS @ ALL SAINTS
Babies and toddlers with carers are welcome to All Saints’ parish hall to play on Wednesdays from 1-30pm until 3-30pm.
TYNESIDE RAILWAY MODELLERS GROUP
We are a small but friendly group of Modellers who meet on a Tuesday 11am to 4pm and Wednesday 11am to 6.30pm every week. We meet at Chuter Ede Community Centre, Galsworthy Road, South Shields NE34 9UG. For information contact Richard Andrews on 01919080120.
VERSUS ARTHRITIS GROUP
A free service, for anyone suffering from Arthritis and we will meet every second Monday of the month at Marsden health centre (Marsden Road) 10-12.
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 email@example.com 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