Listings: Social, Clubs & Societies, Volunteering

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May 1 - May 7 2014


Computer Courses: Mixed IT and Moving on with Computers and iPads for Beginners: You may be a complete beginner, or someone who uses IT regularly but would like to gain qualifications to help with job prospects, or someone who has just bought, or is considering buying an ipad and would like to know how to get the most from it. If you have answered yes to any of the above, you would be welcome to join one of our three courses in Heeley on Mondays. Courses are 6, 10 or 12 weeks long, and courses you could follow include: introduction to ICT, internet and email, spreadsheets, word processing, desk top publishing, powerpoint, and introduction to ipads. Cost ranges from £10 or £20 - £70 depending on benefits status and length of course. Ring Liz on 0114 2500613 or email: for more information – courses start on Monday 28th April and there are both morning and afternoon sessions.

Moving On with Digital Photography: Are you already quite experienced with your camera but want to get even more out of your digital camera or smartphone? Or hoping to take lots of great photos during the summer? Find out what makes a great picture and how to edit your photos to make them even better. All this and more, starting Tuesday 29th April, 6-8pm at Heeley Development Trust, 62-68 Thirlwell Road, S8 9TF for ten weeks. £60 or £10 for the course. Led by a professional photographer, and fully qualified IT tutor, John Marshall. You need to bring your own camera or smartphone to the course. Places must be booked in advance, ring Liz on 0114 2500613 or email:

Maths and English classes in Heeley (ages 19+) starting Thursday 1st May (Maths) and Friday 2nd (English) both from 9.30-11.30am in Heeley. £10 for each of the 10-week courses. A great opportunity to brush up your skills, gain nationally recognized qualifications at level 1 and 2 (GCSE equivalent) Small, friendly classes, all equipment provided. Ring Liz on 0114 2500613 or email: for more information and to book your place.

Moving on With Family History: An exciting and interesting course for people who may already have already taken a course in Family History or have started to research their family tree at home, although it is also possible for beginners to start with this course. Basic IT skills are helpful as some of the research is conducted using the internet. A trip to the local archives is included in the cost. There are just a few places still available to start on Friday 2nd May 12.30-2.30pm for ten weeks at Heeley Development Trust, 62-68 Thirlwell Road, S8 9TF. Costs £10 if on benefits, £60 if not. Ring Liz at Heeley Development Trust 0114 2500613 or email for more information or to book a place.

Sheffield Inventor’s Group: presentation aimed at small start-up businesses and individuals by leading barrister specialising in Intellectual Property, technology and competition law, covering two subjects, A Patent is Essentially a Right to Bring a Law Suit and How to Enforce your Intellectual Property Rights without going Bankrupt, Jackson Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, Monday, . 6pm-7.30pm ( book on 2734740, email:

Sheffield Rotary Club: meets for supper and/or speaker, offering good company and charity project involvement, all ages welcome, Holiday Inn Sheffield Victoria, every Monday 6.15pm (, 3489241,email

Sheffield Movie Makers: varied programme from September to April. See videos and learn editing techniques warm and friendly welcome promised, The Michael Church, Lowedges, Wednesdays, 7.15pm (2377376).

Art Over Fifties: friendly group with qualified tutor meets Monday mornings in Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, all ability levels, beginners welcome, first lesson free (Dennis: 2481433).

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

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 ,

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

French Club, small self-help group meeting weekly to improve skills by listening to, translating and speaking French. The Beam Room, ShipShape Health and Wellbeing Centre, The Stables, Sharrow Lane, Sheffield, S11 8AE. Tuesdays, 7.00-9.00pm. For more information, phone 2301992, 2305158.

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,

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 (, 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.

Chess Club: meets New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Mondays, 7.30pm (, 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,

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).


The Botanical Gardens: have an active group of volunteers working in the gardens on wednesday mornings. All are welcome. The next Spring Plant Sale in the gardens will be held on Sunday, May, 4. 11am - 3pm.

CALLING ALL MIDWIVES?: an opportunity to engage in a few participatory arts group exploring what it’s like to be a midwife (further information and registration via:

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:, 07980 526507,

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, email 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,

Alex Hyde shows us his natural history lecture, ‘Close Encounters’ taken with macro and wide angle lenses. Tuesday 29 April 29, 2014. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7.45pm for 7.50pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Cost: Visitors £4

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents: Peter Robinson will talk about “Roman Doncaster” Friday 2nd May 2, 2014, 7.45pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tithes Lane, Tickhill, DN11 9QN. Non-members are welcome, Admission: £3 non-members. Further information: 01709 370895.

Sheffield Photographic Society Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 6 May 2014, Society awards will be presented this evening and we will also have a look at the year’s successful prints. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7.45 pm for 7.50 pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Cost: Visitors £4.