LISTINGS; Social, Write Stuff, Clubs and Societies Mar 31 - Apr 7

SOCIAL

Showroom Film Lovers Quiz, Showroom Bar, Tuesday, 8.30pm.

GIST Magazine, gathering of folks interested in all forms of creative, digital and geek culture, GIST Lab, The Workstation, Wednesday, 7pm (free, but space is limited so register at http://bit.ly/gistmagevents).

Connecting South Yorkshire, informal networking event to to source new business deals, generate leads, find new opportunities, support the local South Yorkshire economy and have fun, G4, The Hive, Carlisle Street East, Thursday, April 7, 6pm to 8pm (book a place with Tracey on 07769 886647 or email towen@heathlambert.com).

New LDD Youth Club, Sheffield Futures is running a new night for young people in south Sheffield aged 13-19 with learning difficulties and disabilities who can ake part in a variety of social activities including; games, arts and crafts and music related fun, Herdings Youth Centre, Gleadless Valley, Wednesdays, 7pm- 9pm (2012800).

Singles Posh Pie and Peas at The Stag, meet other Sheffield singles over supper and team up to try the pub quiz at The Stag, Psalter Lane with Club Matchventure (Moya 07999845638 or Kate 07963232803 for details).

No Panic, Sheffield self-help groups for people with anxiety problems run in the city centre, Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm, and Thursdays 10am-12pm, in Heeley, Thursdays 1.30pm-3.30pm and Shirecliffe, Mondays, 7pm-9pm (07505712381 or 07505712164 or email: nopanicsheffield@gmail.com).

Ranmoor Bridge Club, U3A Friday ll, duplicate bridge in a cheerful friendly atmosphere, new members who have progressed beyond the beginners stage welcome, partners can normally be found, Ranmoor Parish Centre, Fridays, 1.30pm-4.30pm (£2, 2307250).

Parent Lifeline, new support group for any parent/carer who can come along for an informal chat and coffee with fellow parents, first Monday of every month, 7pm, in their Sheffield office (for further info or to book a place, Julie 2730269).

Coffee Morning, with Book Swap, everybody welcome, Christchurch Parish Centre, Hollinsend Road, Gleadless, every Thursday, 9am-11.30am.

60+ Wednesdays, sociable and relaxed afternoon out with likeminded people, pie and peas plus a game on Tenpin Bowling, Ski Village Bowling, Vale Road, Wednesdays, 2pm-5pm (£4.50, 07941701255 or 2760044).

Sheffield 050 Friendship Centre, organised by the Oddfellows Friendly Society, a network of friends, mostly over 50 or active retired, who get togethere for a wide range of social events, outings, holidays etc open to both members and non-members (Oddfellows House 01709 838673 or e-mail Paul.Eyre@oddfellows.co.uk).

Knit & Knatter (or crochet), beginners welcome, St Mary’s Church Hall, South Road, Walkley, Thursdays, 12.30pm-2.30pm (£2 including refreshments).

The Riverside, Poker Sunday, every week, 8pm-11pm; Big John’s Pub Quiz, Blockbusters-style, Mondays 8.30pm; Re:play, monthly games night with a twist from chess and backgammon to the Wii, third Thursday of the month, 7pm; Riverside Bar, Mowbray Street, (2724633 , www.riversidesheffield.co.uk).

ABC at G6 Cafe, informal coffee and chat, ABC Networking, Tuesdays, Bizi Ladies Wednesdays, Talk Sport, Thursdays, The Biz Bar, G6 building (former Yorkshire Bank), Staniforth Road, Attercliffe, 9.30am - 11am each day (2439004, email enquiries@cafeinside.com).

Sheffield Dog Walking Group, is a fun social group run by professional dog trainer and behaviourist Victoria Cooper (People & Dogs) for dog owners and fellow dog enthusiasts, aiming to provide a friendly social atmosphere for owners and their four-legged friends of all ages, on guided walks in various locations, distance, difficulty, and duration. For details call Victoria on 0114 2747665 or email sheffielddogwalkinggroup@hotmail.com, www.sdwg.co.uk).

Speed Dating Parties, single people of all ages sought for two large events (07805560716).

Exciting Sports, Social and Networking Events Club, covering Sheffield and Derbyshire (07920 808195, tracey@mysocialevents.co.uk, www.mysocialevents.co.uk).

IVC Sheffield, long established voluntary network, part of a national group, seeks new members who want to experience more social and cultural events in and around Sheffield (0777 9876422).

Bingo, The Bell, Upwell Street, Mondays and Tuesdays, 1-4pm (2449454).

Sheffield Vegetarian Group, small group goes for monthly walks of about four miles and also meets on the last Saturday of the months at Blue Moon Cafe, St James Row, 10.45am-12.45pm (Jenni 07929831866).

Over 50s Craft Group at Heeley City Farm, make crafts and meet new friends, in the training office, Fridays,10:30am - 12:30pm (free, Andrea Hope 3039981, or andheeley@hotmail.co.uk).

Meet and Eat - A Social Dining Experience, for those who enjoy good food, trying varied and exciting cuisines, meeting new people, a new group hoping to explore all that dining out in Sheffield has to offer (07906582940).

Sheffield Fibromyalgia Self Help Group, voluntary organisation which provides information, advice and support for FMS sufferers throughout the local area, meets monthly, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street (www.sheffieldfms.org.uk).

Music Quiz, with prize of gallon of beer, New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Tuesdays, 9pm.

Discussion Group for Over 50s, Anns Road Community Centre, Heeley, Tuesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm (book with Andrea Hope, Project Worker for Over 50s, Heeley City Farm, 3039981 or andheeley@hotmail.co.uk).

Over 50s Fun Group, table tennis, swings, zip wire, darts, board games, walks, discussions, skipping etc, Thursdays, 1pm-3pm (Andrea Hope, 3039981 or andheeley@hotmail.co.uk).

National Women’s Register, Dronfield branch meets fortnightly in members’ houses for a wide range of discussion topics and there is also a book club, lunch club and walking club. New members are always welcome (www.dronfieldnwr.org.uk).

Health Walks around Heeley for Over Fifties, walkers set off from Heeley City Farm on Tuesdays at 10am and finish at 11am (free admission, to book on 3039981 or andheeley@hotmail.co.uk).

Supporting Partners in Need Group, Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, every Tuesday, 7pm-9pm (07949057949).

Quiz Night, free roast potatoes and eight pints of real ale to be won, Hillsborough Hotel, Langsett Road, Tuesdays, 9pm.

Nexus, singles social group,for people who enjoy walking, dining, dancing, theatre, bowling and weekends away but have no one to do these things with (0113 2445186, www.nexus-uk.co.uk).

Hallamshire Round Table, social network for males aged 18 to 45, all walks of life, all sorts of events (www.facebook.com/hallamshire.roundtable, or text 0791 7354826).

Spice, adventure sports and social group for adults, with over 1,700 members around Yorkshire (2889997 or email listings@spiceyorks.com, www.spiceyorks.com.)

Sheffield IVC, small friendly non-commercial sports and social group for those aged probably 30 and above, with a range of indoor and outdoor activities put on by the members through the year (Jenny, 0777 9876 422, ivcsheffield@hotmail.com).

The Sheffield Dating Site, make friends and find dates and lovers online (www.sheffieldonlinedating .com).

Connect 5 Quiz & Irish Bingo, includes free supper, Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Wednesdays , 8.45pm.

WRITE STUFF

Sheffield Writers Resource Centre, information and advice, Main Lending Library, Surrey Street, Wednesdays, 5.15pm-7.30pm (2734711).

Are You a Frustrated Poet?, for those who would like to develop skills and confidence and get useful and supportive feedback on what they are writing or else would like to learn to write, or learn more about poetry and poets, in a community-based daytime group (velero@tiscali.co.uk, 2331355).

Sheffield Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Group, Old Queens Head, Pond Street, first and third Monday, 7.30pm.

Sheffield Writers’ Club, fortnightly informal meetings where visitors are welcome to join poets, novelists, short story writers, etc around the table and read their own work or just listen to what others have produced, receive helpful advice and feedback from like minded people, Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, alternate Mondays 2pm to 4pm, (£2 per session including refreshments, 2668641).

Sticky Bun Writers, Open mic., Bring poetry or short prose or just listen, Caffetteria, Leopold St. Tuesday, 7.30-9-30pm (£3).

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Rivelin Valley Conservation Group, 20th Anniversary AGM and look back over the last 20 years of the RVCG with pie and pea supper, Stephen Hill Church, Crosspool, Tuesday (2307570).

Sheffield Photographic Society, 8 Pictures in 10 Minutes, the recent work of eight members, St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Tuesday, 8pm.

Monday Probus Club, retired or semi-retired males with free time are welcome to join next meeting for presentation, Railways in a Yorkshire Landscape by Stephen Gay, plus coffee and biscuits, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Road, Millhouses, Monday, 10am to noon (2308938).

Wortley Probus Club, Childhood on Offer Once Only, illustrated talk by John Ward, at meeting of organisation for retired professional and business men and women in North Sheffield, Whitley Hall Hotel, Wednesday, 10.30am (new members welcome, John Wade 2338542).

Stumperlowe Probus, retired and semi retired men welcome for coffee and biscuits followed by a wide range of interesting talks, Christ Church, Fulwood, every Monday morning (2630929).

Abbeydale Probus Club, retired men invited to enjoy entertaining and informative talks, Abbeydale Sports Club, alternate Wednesdays, 9.45am (2308201).

Tuesday Group, for anyone over 60 a warm welcome, refreshments and optional activities, Fulwood Scout Hut, Fulwood Road, every Tuesday morning, 10am-12.30pm.

Rivelin Valley Conservation Group, monthly open meetings on the second Tuesday of each month (September to April) usually at Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Crosspool at 7.30pm plus various outdoor activities throughout the summer (J Bowring 2307570, www.rivelinvalley.org.uk).

Heeley Hoofers, friendly amateur dramatic/musical group welcomes people of all abilities as performers, behind the scenes support and a Director/Musical director, meets at the Church of the Nazarene, Heeley, Thursdays, 7.30pm (Annabel, 0773 7568976).

Sheffield Inner Wheel, the international organisation which gives practical help and fundraising for the disadvantaged while also providing g great fellowship for membeers welcomes ladies to join monthly meetings at Shirley House, Psalter Lane (2299802 or 2338574).

RSPB Sheffield Group, monthly meetings on the first Thursdays of each month to May, meet in Central URC, Norfolk St, 7.30pm (contact Brian 2301745).

Abbeydale Hall French Club, small self-help group meeting weekly to improve skills by listening to, translating and speaking French, Bannerdale Centre, Carterknowle Road, Tuesdays, 6.30pm (2301992, 2817678).

Ecclesall Bridge Club, all levels welcome, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-10pm (2669240).

Ranmoor Bridge Club, new members at all levels welcome, Fridays, 1pm-4pm (2307250).

Chapeltown 50 plus Club, monthly session includes tea or coffee, a speaker, raffle and a chat, plus outings and weekly Scrabble club, Newton Hall, Chapeltown, Monday, 10.15am-12.15pm (Joan, 2400567).

National Trust – Sheffield Centre, monthly meetings with talks and slideshows, summer outings, new members welcome (2620913 or 2363410).

Sheffield Bridge Club, duplicate bridge sessions, All levels.Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7.15pm start (2550844).

National Council for the Divorced and Separated, Norton branch of the friendship group for the separated or bereaved meets weekly, with disco, Norton House Country Club, Norton Lane, Tuesdays, 8.30pm (Magdalen 2394326).

Holly Green Art and Craft Club, informal group, St Peter’s Church Rooms, Base Green (near White Lane Supertram stop), Thursdays, 1.30pm-3.30pm (except third week of the month, ring 2390963 or just turn up on theday).

38 Signal Regiment TA, enhance your income, gain new skills, meet people, Manor Top TA Centre, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm (2396979.

Darnall Craft Group, learn and practise a variety of crafts in friendly company, Darnall Medical Aid Hall, Fisher Lane, Mondays, 10am-2pm (£1 per week).

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).

No Panic Sheffield, part-time admin volunteers ((three hours a week minimum) )needed to become part of a small friendly team working for organisation which helps local people with anxiety problems (Ruth 07505712381, email nopanicshefffield@gmail.com).

TALKS/LECTURES

Education of the Whole Child, two events on The Steiner Methods – a Tried and Tested Approach, a talk on The Steiner Academy in Herefordshire, the first publicly-funded Steiner school in the UK, Friday, 7.30pm-9.30pm followed by workshop, The Beauty in the Number and Shape of Things - Inspiring Children with a Love of Number, given by Trevor Mepham, Principal of the Academy, Saturday, 10am-1pm, Freeman College, Sterling Works, Arundel Street (suggested voluntary contributions of £5/£3 for the talk, £6/£4 for the workshop, book on 0797 490 421).

Sheffield Inventors Group, guest speaker is Dr Roger Lowe of Huddersfield based company IP4ALL who will address the issues of ownership of patents, the pros and cons, Sheffield Reference and Information Library, Monday, 6pm-7.45pm (free, but ring 2734736 or email:information.library@sheffield.gov.uk in advance of attending).

The History and Content of Sheffield Newspapers, talk by Suzanne Bingham following AGM of Hallamshire Historic Buildings Society, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Monday, 7.15pm.

Café Scientifique, this month’s topic: Autism: Epidemic Disease, Psychosocial Disorder or Post-modern Condition?, Showroom Café, Monday, 7pm.

Origins of Derbyshire Place Names, talk by Roy Yates to Bradfield Historical Society, Bradfield Village Hall, Monday, 7.30pm (2337463).

An Evening with The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, the Speaker of the House of Commons will share stories about his life and career, and lift the lid on the workings of Parliament, Pennine Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Wednesday, 7pm for 7.15pm (free but must be booked in advance on the University’s events web pages, http://tinyurl.com/667mqgp).

Land of a Thousand Lakes, talk to the Hardy Plant Society (South Pennine Group) by Andrew Sankey on Minnesota gardens and plants we grow from there, visitors welcome, Shirley House, Psalter Lane (next to St Andrews Church corner of Cherry Tree Road), Wednesday, 7.30 pm,

Edmund de Waal, the ceramicist delivers a Gravity: Beauty lecture in which contemporary artists pick an object to which they are emotionally attached as the starting point of a discussion on how encounters with objects can generate new work, develop philosophies or cause a complete U turn in thinking, Millennium Gallery, Thursday, March 31, 5pm–7pm,

(free, no need to book).