Listings: Social, Clubs & Societies, Volunteering

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May 23 - May 30 2013

Sheffield Philatelic Society: Aspects of Astronomy, new members welcome, United Reform Church Norfolk Street Sheffield (corner of Chapel Walk), Thursday, May 23, 7.15pm-9.30pm ( www.sheffieldps.org.uk or email secretary@sheffieldps.org.uk)

Sheffield Photographic Society: St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Tuesday, 7.45pm for 7.50pm (visitors £3).

Sheffield Movie Makers: video editing club, warm and friendly welcome promised, The Michael Church, Lowedges, Wednesdays, 7.30pm (2377376).

Sheffield Clandestine Cake Club: monthly bakeoffs - bake, taste and share for fun, friendly group welcomes new members and men who bake (K Perkins 07971 881251).

The Montgomery Players: meets every Wednesday of term time, Montgomery Theatre, Surrey Street, 11-18 years, 4.30pm-6.30pm, 18+, 7pm-9.30pm (£3 per session, 272 0455 or email info@montgomerytheatre.org.uk).

Stumperlowe (Fulwood) Probus in S10: for all retired and semi-retired business men and professionals a warm welcome for a coffee and chat before an interesting talk, Fulwood Christ Church Centre, Canterbury Avenue , Mondays, 10am ( Peter Jackson, 2307322 , www.s10probus.co.uk).

Abbeydale Probus Club: retired and semi-retired men meet for friendship and talks by guest speakers, Abbeydale Sports Club, alternate Wednesday, 9.45am (2308201).

Looking For Freedom?: 12 Step programme to freedom from addiction with new Christian Based group whose steps are scripture related, not an AA Meeting, The Drop in Lounge, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Mondays, 7.30pm to 9pm (Steven, 2521155, 07412495132).

Stitch in time: meet new friends, discover new skills and the joys of knitting in a relaxing atmosphere, wool and needles can be provided, Hanover Hall, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Wednesdays, 11am until 1pm (Lois, 2521155, 07815448287).

Craft Group: share and enjoy creating crafts including card design and crafting, paper mache and more, Hanover Hall, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Thursdays, 11am until 1pm.

Dronfield Cardio Club: for people with any heart related problem, such as those who have had surgery, heart attack, high blood pressure etc. and also for stroke victims and people with Diabetes, meets every week when members can enjoy friendly chats over tea and coffee, quizzes, speakers on a variety of subjects, outings and dinners plus optional exercise classes are provided, Peel Centre, Dronfield Civic Centre, Mondays, 10am (new members within the Dronfield and surrounding areas welcome, 2890110).

Emptynesters Club: meetings begin soon with Getting your Career back on Track, when your kids leave for Uni (07971 881251, www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk).

Sheffield Amateur Radio Club: weekly meeting at which amateurs and newcomers to the hobby are welcome for on-site training and examination facilities to get licensed, Sheffield Transport Social Club, off Meadowhead Roundabout, Mondays, 7.30pm (www.sheffieldarc.org.uk, Twitter@Sheffield ARC).

Bipolar UK: Sheffield branch runs a monthly support group for people in the city and local areas who are suffering from Bipolar Disorder, and their carers, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, third Thursday of every month, 7.30pm until 9.15pm, tea and a chat from 7pm.

French Club: small self-help group meeting weekly to improve skills by listening to, translating and speaking French, Bannerdale Centre, Carterknowle Road, Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm. (2301992, 2305158)

Chess Club: meets New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Mondays, 7.30pm (www.stannington.org/chess, Phil 2852777).

Coatesart Art Group: membership art study group meets Wednesday evening or Thursday morning fortnightly, other times available soon depending on demand, informal , relaxed with expert tuition if required and free refreshments, studio in Ecclesall (Stephen Coates 07887 900918, mail@coatesart.plus.com. www.coatesart.co.uk).

Holly Green Art and Craft Club: social group for senior citizens interested in art and craftwork, Community Centre, Firth Road/ Hollinsend Road, Gleadless, Thursdays, 1.30pm-3.30pm (2390963).

VOLUNTEERING

Sheffield Samaritans: seeks new listening volunteers among people who are able to listen and commit to at least three hours a week. Everyone has it in them to be a Samaritan - training, support and expenses offered (email: recruitment.sheffieldsamaritans@yahoo.co.uk, 07980 526507, www.samaritans.org).

Volunteer Centre Sheffield: volunteering can be really good fun and at the same time, you can make a real difference to other people, and to yourself. For listings of the latest volunteering opportunities in Sheffield, visit www.sheffieldvolunteercentre.org.uk, email vc@vas.org.uk or call 0114 253 6649. Drop-in sessions run at Volunteer Centre Sheffield, The Circle, Rockingham Lane, Monday-Wednesday, 10am-4pm.

The Cinnamon Trust: the national charity formed to support the elderly and terminally ill who have pets is in need of volunteer help in Sheffield to keep owners and pets together either by walking a dog for a housebound owner, fostering pets when the owners need hospital care or even cleaning out a bird cage, especially in the Heeley and Hemsworth area, even for just an hour a week (call Sally on 01736 758707, email volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk, www.cinnamon.org.uk).