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Rotherham running scene spring 2019

6th April 2019
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Community Focus

As we move into spring proper, aware that bizarre seasonal variations are increasingly possible, established runners will probably have planned their training and racing for another year; or perhaps they are just enjoying their sport in the hope that there is no late snow. read more

Forget Me Not Friday Memory Café

5th April 2019
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Forget Me Not Friday Memory Café

The Forget Me Not Friday Memory Café, at Wickersley Methodist Church continues to grow in popularity and has an exciting programme coming up. At the café on 12th April, Friends in Harmony Choir will be entertaining the guests. Future dates are: read more

The trumpet shall sound

5th April 2019
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Tickhill Music Society

Music lovers sometimes think they have heard everything. The audience which assembled at Tickhill Music Society to hear a performance by the trumpet player Matilda Lloyd could be forgiven for settling comfortably in their seats to hear the opening numbers composed in 18th century Italy. read more

Crossing the Pennines

4th April 2019
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Rotherham U3A

An old Yorkshire joke maintains that the only good thing from Lancashire is the road to Yorkshire. Lancastrians get a laugh by reversing the road’s direction. On 11th April, the Rotherham U3A ‘Out and About’ group, without prejudice, travel the road from east to west to sample a few of the many good things in Manchester, a county in its own right, but part of Lancashire until 1974. read more

Volunteers wanted

4th April 2019
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IMB Lindholme

HMP Lindholme is close to Hatfield Woodhouse and Doncaster, a Category C training prison, with around 1,000 prisoners. The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) perform vital roles for ministers and the public, providing an unbiased oversight of the prison. Members are unpaid but claim costs for travel and financial loss. read more

Rother Valley Retired Teachers’ Association

4th April 2019
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Rother Valley Retired Teachers’ Association

Rother Valley Retired Teachers’ Association will hold their April meeting at 2.00pm on Thursday 11th in Broom Methodist Church, Broom Lane, S60 3NR The speaker for April will be the inspirational Dr. Paul Whittaker OBE. His presentation is entitled ‘Music to your ears’. read more

Try Sailing for free

3rd April 2019
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Rotherham Sailing CLub

Rotherham Sailing Club are offering free ‘Try Sailing’ sessions with one of their RYA trained instructors. They are based at Harthill Reservoir, 10 minutes from Junction 30 or 31 of the M1, south east of Sheffield and convenient for North Notts and Derbyshire.

Interested? ‘Try Sailing’ sessions are held on the first Sunday of each month from April to October between 10.00am and 2.00pm. So why not visit? If you want to go along on any other Sunday, members can tell you more about the club and how to get started. For more information see www.rotherhamsailingclub.org.uk or email TrySailing@rotherhamsailingclub.org.uk.

Les Francophiles de Tickhill

2nd April 2019
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Les Francophiles de Tickhill

On Wednesday 3rd April, Les Francophile de Tickhill shall be entertained by the Yorkshire plants woman, Sarah Hopps, who will give an illustrated talk on ‘The Gardens of France’. As well as running her own nursery, Sarah leads guided tours to gardens abroad. She will also set up a stall of her own spring produce, so come prepared to purchase beautiful plants! read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

2nd April 2019
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The Arts Society Dukeries

The Wednesday 3rd April meeting of the Arts Society Dukeries will be a lecture by Susan Kay-Williams called ‘With Just a Needle and Thread’. This constantly changing lecture features a wide variety of work from the RSN collection and from current and recent students. Showcasing many embroidery techniques, this lecture will open eyes as to just what can be achieved with a needle and thread. read more

Voglia d’Italia

2nd April 2019
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Voglia d’Italia

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents ‘La Cappella dei Soldati: A Masterpiece in Miniature’. Vice President Carol Hill presents the story of the Chapel in Orkney, built in WWII by Italian prisoners of war. The meeting takes place on Friday 5th April at 7.30pm at Tickhill Pavilion, Tithes Lane, Tickhill DN11 9QN. Non-members are welcome for a £3.00 admission fee. For further information call 01709 370895. read more