Listings: Social, Clubs & Societies, Volunteering

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June 6 - June 13 2013


National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society: Bi-monthly support meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, St James Street, Thursday, June 6, 1.30pm-3.30pm (members and non-members welcome).

Monday Probus Club: retired professional and businessmen welcome at next meeting,, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Road, Millhouses, Monday, 10am.

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

B.A.G.S: first meeting of new self-help group for people with mental health difficulties who are experiencing grief following bereavement, The Circle, Rockingham Lane, Tuesday, 2pm-4pm (Trish 07989890179 to book a place, or for further details).

Sheffield Philatelic Society: The Goodens Brothers Entertain, United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, corner of Chapel Walk, Thursday, June 13, ,7:15pm to 9:30pm (new members welcome, for more information email or visit

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

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).

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.

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 (, 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).


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,


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

Healing Café: group for everyone who wishes to receive prayer and healing whether Christian or not, Parlour Café, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Wednesdays, 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

Wonderful Women: fun social group for women of all ages and from all backgrounds from Sheffield and South Yorkshire with monthly programme of events including nights out, dining, cinema, spa days, walks, day trips, shopping trips, theatre, dancing, womens self esteem and self confidence, book clubs, etc and most importantly the chance to meet like-minded women and form new friendships (Victoria on 2747665,

The Lounge Drop-in: day centre with a difference offering free internet access, free c/o mail holding service, free phone calls ( no personal calls allowed). second hand clothing store , laundry service, showers, help with housing and filling in forms, free hot and cold food and drinks, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am until 1pm

Over 50’S Activity/Mobility and Social Drop-In: Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street (off South Road), Walkley, Mondays, 1.30pm-3pm (£1 per session).

Making Social Media Work for You: course for one or two, tailored to individual, bring your laptop and optimise your existing profiles (Karen Perkins 07971 881251).

New Light Support Group: for mums suffering with post natal depression, informal drop in to meet other mums and have a cuppa, Hallam Children’s Centre, Thursdays, 9.30am-11.30am. Other groups in Lowedges, Wybourn and High Green (

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, (suggested donation £2 a session, 07505712164 or email:

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

Coffee Morning: with Book Swap, everybody welcome, Christchurch Parish Centre, Hollinsend Road, Gleadless, Thursdays, 9am-11am.

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

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

Knit & Chat: learn to knit and make new friends, share a cuppa and cakes, St Polycarp’s Church, Wisewood Lane, alternate Saturdays, 10am-12 (Val, 2205275).

Knit & Natter: free knitting session, where people pass their knitting skills on to others, free refreshments, first Saturday of the month, noon till 2pm. (book on 2846868 or email

Rotary Club of Sheffield: come and have a look at the largest voluntary society in the world, Royal Victoria Hotel, Monday, 6.15pm for 6.30pm start ( for more information).

Sheffield Rotaract Club: voluntary organisation for 18-30 year olds, come and meet people, try new activities, and make a difference to your local community, meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at Psalter Tavern, Psalter Road, 7.30pm (

Exciting Sports, Social and Networking Events Club: covering Sheffield and Derbyshire (07920 808195,,

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).

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 (

Over 60s Social Group: a warm welcome, refreshments and optional activities. Fulwood Scout Hut, Fulwood Road, Tuesdays, 10.00am to 12.30am.

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 (

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

Hallamshire Round Table: social network for males aged 18 to 45, all walks of life, all sorts of events (, or text 0791 7354826).

The Sheffield Dating Site: make friends and find dates and lovers online (