What's On w/c November 12, 2009

THURSDAY CHILDREN: Little Rascals Mother and Toddler Group takes place at the Community Centre, Brodsworth Way, Rossington from 9.30am to 11am. The group is open for 0-4 year olds and the first session is free with tea and coffee for parents and treats for little ones. Contact Cathryne on 761996 for more information.

Encourage your little ones to sing and dance with a toddler music, singing and dancing group. The event is held at theWilliam Appleby Music Centre, Doncaster and is aaimed at children aged from one to four. The session takes place between 1.30pm and 2.15pm.

EVENTS: Weekly floristry workshops take place at Floraria, Queensgate, Waterdale every Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday from 2pm to 5pm. Sessions cost 10 each plus materials. Contact 01302 341478 for more information.

WALKS: Enjoy a walk for health from 10am to 11.30am around Sandall Beat Wood. The gentle stroll is aimed at people not used to exercise. Participants should meet at the Community Environment Centre.

EVENTS: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a new interactive display of fossils and prehistoric life. The display is programmed to run for a whole year and the Museum and Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 2-5pm. Admission is free.

CHILDREN: Pre-school play groups take place every Thursday for babies and toddlers at Epworth's Thurlow Pavilion. The musical themed events run from 9am to 10am for toddlers and 10am to 11am for babies.

MEETING: The National Council for Divorced, Separated and Widowed people holds its weekly social meeting at the Catholic Club, Waterdale, from 8pm.

DANCE: Fun, structured tuition in ballet, tap, jazz and street dance for children aged three years and upwards by an experienced and qualified teacher will take place at Blaxton Village Hall, Back Lane, Blaxton from 4.30pm. For further information please contact 07787521700.

EVENTS: A meditation class will be held at Doncaster Women's Centre with Buddhist nun Kelsang Gepel. Everyone is welcome at the event which runs from 7pm to 8.30pm. Visit www.meditateindoncaster.co.uk or call 0114 2661142 for dates and more information.

DANCE: Social dancing takes place between 8pm and 11pm at the Lonsdale Hotel, Sandringham Road, Intake every Thursday.

Admission is 4. Contact 01924 360449 for further details.

EVENTS: Doncaster Astromical Society stages the first of its two monthly meetings at St George's House from 7.30pm when all manner of astronomical discussions will take place including all that's happening in the night skies over Doncaster. Contact Philip Snowden on 01302 784350 for further details.

MUSIC: Enjoy some classic sounds when the Motown Sessions take place at The Dome from 7pm. Tickets are priced at 19.50, 21 and 24 and are available from the box office on 01302 370777.


DANCING: Enjoy lunchtime ballroom dancing at the Parklands Ballroom, Wheatley Hall Road from 11.30am to 3pm. Dancing to live music from a resident organist with bar refreshments available. Admission is 2 with proceeds to charity. For further details contact Malinda on 01302 884707.

CLUBS: It's all inclusive night at Trilogy until 2am with 12 entry. Doors open at 10pm with three rooms - pop, dance in and R 'n' B in Bijou with Henry Love.

MUSIC: Stage star Stephanie Benson re-creates the sounds of Diana Ross and The Supremes, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and many more with Reflections, a spectacular revue of the Tamla Motown era. The show takes place at the Civic Theatre from 7.30pm and tickets, priced at 18, are available from the box office on 01302 342349.


OUTDOORS: Woodland adventures from pond dipping and shelter building to games and crafts, will form the basis of Junior Rangers at Sandall Beat Wood from 10am to noon. To become a member contact 01302 300798.

CLUBS: Trilogy opens its doors at10.30pm with music in two rooms - dance and pop, with The Henry Love Show in Chamber from around 12.30 to 1am.

CHILDREN: Hiss and boo the baddies, cheer the heroes and tap your toes to some fun songs when Bink and The Hairy Fairy comes to the Civic Theatre from 2pm. The children and family friendly musical is packed with fun and laughs. Tickets cost 7 or 24 for a family of two adults and two children. A free workshop takes place from 1pm.Tickets are available from the box office on 01302 342349.

EVENTS: Fabulous Fossils, a chance to bring along your fossils for identification, handle fossils from the museum's collection and even try your hand at being a palaeontologist, is an event taking place at Doncaster Museum from 11am to 3.30pm.

CHILDREN: A session of winter's tales and Christmas crafts takes place from 10.30am to 11.30am at Doncaster Central Children's Library from 10.30am to 11.30am. The session is suitable for four-11 year olds and features seasonal stories and crafts. Free ticket admission.

WALK: Forever Amber is the title of a 10-11 mile moderate walk organised by Doncaster Ramblers around the Amber Valley. It sets off from Ogston Reservoir in Derbyshire and takes walkers to Ashover. Participants should meet at 10am at the second car park off the A61. Contact Catherine Palmer for more details on 01302 783613.


EVENTS: The regular Keepmoat Stadium car boot sale takes place from 6.30am to 12.30pm. Toilet and refreshment facilities will be available and further details are available on 01302 862480.

EVENTS: Green Guardians, a programme of environmental activities for children and adults to share, takes place at Sandall Beat Wood from 10am to noon. Children up to 11-years-old are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

EVENTS: Things are hotting up in the Cusworth Hall kitchens with Winter Spice, a cooking event, when visitors will be able to see Mrs Trivett and her kitchen maids hard at work on a winter's day in the Great Kitchen. Discover their top-secret tips and spicy recipes. The event takes place from 2pm to 4pm.

CONCERT: A charity fundraiser for the AHS Foundation's Health Centre Appeal will be held at The Regent Hotel. The concert will star singer songwriter and guitar great Clive Gregson, north east folk star Jez Lowe and Doncaster's favourite comedy entertainer, Steve Womack. Tickets are available from the venue.


DANCING: Social, ballroom and sequence dancing takes place at Bentley Pavilion every Monday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Contact 875027 for more information.

CHILDREN: A parent and toddler group aimed at Doncaster's Polish community takes place for children aged between 0-five years at Armthorpe Village Children's Centre between 3pm and 5pm. For more information contact 01302 302090.

EVENTS: The Knit and Knatter Group meets every Monday at The Point, South Parade from 12.30 to 1.30pm. Come and join a group of knitters to share your skills with others, learn new skills and work on joint projects. Admission is free but participants need to provide their own equipment. Contact 01302 341662 for more details.

EVENTS: An art course will take place at Bentley Library, Cooke Street from 9am to 1pm.

EVENTS: A family history course aimed at introducing people to tracing their family tree takes place from 12.15 to 2.15pm at Bentley Library, Cooke Street.

DANCING: A Scottish country dancing club takes place every Monday from 7.45 to 9.45 pm at Kirk Sandall Assembly Hall, Denton's Green Lane, off Brecks Lane, Kirk Sandall. You don't need a partner - why not give it a try! For more information telephone 01302 851746 or e-mail dixmat@blueyonder.co.uk

THEATRE: Riotous comedy The Weekend, written by Michael Palin and telling the story of a middle-aged cantankerous man whose life is disrupted by a house full of guests, is performed at the Little Theatre tonight and tomorrow at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale at the box office, telephone 01302 340422.


CLUBS: Step back in time with Pop at Trilogy. The fun starts at 11pm with entry 80p and drinks 80p all night. The playlist includes pop, indie, R 'n' B, dance and old skool classics.

EVENTS: Skipping classes take place at Sykehouse Village Hall every Tuesday from 7.30pm. Admission is 4 and more details are available on 01405 785086.

MUSIC: Doncaster Folk Club has a new home - the Masons' Arms pub at Doncaster market place. The club meets every Tuesday evening starting at 9pm. Everyone is welcome, whether to sing, play, or just listen.

DANCE: Ballroom, Latin and sequence dance classes for beginners are held at Askern Miners' Welfare every Tuesday from 7.15pm. Contact 01302 700441 for more details.

WALK: Step out on the Walkeringham Walk. a 11-12 mile moderate walk through Walkeringham and the surrounding area. Organised by Doncaster Ramblers, it sets off from 10am at the nature reserve car park. The meeting place is off the B1403 road to Misterton. Contact Mandy Keating on 07762 622164 for more details.


DANCING: Enjoy lunchtime ballroom dancing at the Parklands Ballroom, Wheatley Hall Road from 11.30am to 3pm. Dancing to live music from a resident organist with bar refreshments available. Admission is 2 with proceeds to charity. For further details contact Malinda on 01302 884707.

CHILDREN: Jack In A Box, a children's play session takes place at the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church Schoolroom, Epworth from 10am to 11.30pm. The event takes place every Wednesday.

DANCE: Ballroom and Latin American dance classes take place at the Hawthorn Club, Goodison Boulevard, Cantley from 8pm to 10.30pm. Contact Jo Copley on 01302 538425 for further details.

EVENTS: The fortnightly Doncaster Farmers' Market returns to Goose Hill, Market Place from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy home grown or home made local food, beef, pork, ostrich and other meat products, plus herbs, plants, jams, cakes, cheeses, breads and luxury soaps.

TALK: Pat Flinders will lead a talk entitled Christmas Traditions from 2pm at Doncaster Minster. Admission is 2 on the door and refreshments will be available.

MUSIC: Pianist Gary O'Shea performs the weekly lunch hour concert for Doncaster Arts and Museum Society at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery from 1pm. Admission is 3 (concessions 2), DAMS members 1).

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