Barnes, Pallion and Millfield - Down Your Way

The piano recital by Alan Bowers held in Burn Park Methodist Church was a huge success.
The piano recital by Alan Bowers held in Burn Park Methodist Church was a huge success.
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Pretty Woman, above, was one of the pictures in the art exhibition held in The Bridges shopping centre. Marian Cook, from West CA Art Club which was one of the club’s participating in the event, is the artist. West CA Art Club was established in 2005 and has a membership of 17. They meet every Monday from 9am-noon in West CA Community Centre, on the corner of Sorley Street and Chester Road. For more information or if you would like to join them, contact Brian Blanckley on 5343437 or Harry Brown on 5293396

A piano recital with Alan Bowers and afternoon tea was held at Burn Park Methodist Church. The event proved a success.

Michelle and Julie, of Fabric Circus, at the Vintage and Craft Fayre which is held in Sunderland Minster.

Michelle and Julie, of Fabric Circus, at the Vintage and Craft Fayre which is held in Sunderland Minster.

Sunderland Floral Art Club left two floral arrangements in the waiting room of the city’s Park Lane bus station as part of National Flower Arranging Day/Lonely Bouquet, which is a worldwide goodwill iniative which sees flowers left in public places for passers by to find and take home. This lovely, simple act of kindness iniative originally dubbed The Lonely Bouquet was the brainchild of young Belgian florist Emily Avenso, who blogged the ideaafter leaving flowers for strangers four years ago. The idea went viral and from humble beginnings it has evolved into a global movemen. This year NAFAS (National Associationof Flower Arrangement Societies), of which Sunderland Floral Art Club is a member, has once again asked its members to join in the simple idea to brighten somebody’s day and spread the joy of flowers.

Michelle and Julie were at Sunderland Minster’s Vintage and Craft Fayre with their stall, Fabric Circus. As always the event was very well supported and people enjoyed refreshments and browsed the stalls. On sale was jewellery, crafts, hand crafted greetings cards and gift bags. The next fair is on Saturday, June 4, from 10am-3pm.

As We Were, Sunderland 1929-1980s is the title of a film to be presented by Brian Ibinson at the next meeting of Sunderland Men’s Probus Club in Ashbrooke Sports Pavilion on Wednesday, May 25, at 10.30am. Visitors are welcome, no charge. The club’s annual bus outing will take place on Wednesday, June 15, to Whitby.

Jennifer Blacklock will be the guest speaker when Sunderland Ladies’ Aglow meet tonight at 7pm in The Rosedene. Meal and coffee costs £9. Bookings to Ardyn on 07716956729 or 0191 5285953.

Floral arrangements left in Park Lane bus station by Sunderland Floral Art Club as part of the 'Lonely Bouquet' event.

Floral arrangements left in Park Lane bus station by Sunderland Floral Art Club as part of the 'Lonely Bouquet' event.

Call into the coffee morning at Burn Park Methodist Church on Saturday at 10am. You will be given a warm welcome.

Tea and bingo will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Forest Road, on Saturday at 2pm.

Deptford and Millfield Community Association has a Bowling Club on Mondays and Fridays from 1pm-3.15pm. Anyone interested in joining, just go along and ask for Moira.

Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship will meet tonight at 7.30pm. Speaker is Phil Curtis talking about Sunderland 1966. There will also be a sales table.

St Nicholas Church summer fair will take place on Saturday, June 25, at 2pm. If anyone can donate raffle, tombola, bottle prizes plus any articles for the stalls, they would be very welcome.

Today at 2pm Sunderland Floral Art Club hold its monthly meeting in The Royalty Theatre. John Dalton, from Scaleby near Carlisle, will be guest demonstrator. His demonstration is entitled What A Wonderful World.

On Saturday, a coffee and cake morning will be held at Ewesly Road Methodist Church from 10am-noon.

Sunderland Branch of Arthritis Care will meet on Wednesday, June1, from 6pm-8pm in The Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital. On this occasion Norman Kirtlan will talk about Forensics

Barnes Park Fun Dog Show will be held on Saturday with registration from 9am. Judging starts at 10.15am. Entry is £1.50 per class, pay on the day. Rosettes go from fourth place in every class. All dogs must be four months old or more and be fully vaccinated. There will also be novelty classes. This event has been organised by Friends of Barnes Park.

There is lots going on in the new facility in the Millfield area including weekly fitness sessions. St Mark’s Community Association hosts the following activities: Monday pre-teen club from 4.45pm-6.45pm for ages seven to 11; toddlers meet on Tuesdays from 9.30am-11a.m; Wednesdays Kids Club from 5.30pm-7pm for under 10s. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday youth sessions take place from 5.15pm-7.15pm for 11 years and over. On Sundays there is karate from 5pm-6pm. Also the search is on for a group of friends who would like to go along and start a newcoffee morning club, everything will be done for them, they just need to turn up. Anyone interested in setting up a new carpet bowls club, contact Martin on 07852572188 or email martinrobson@btinternet.com. Information on other things going on at St Mark’s Community Association can be found by visiting www.stmarksca.co.uk

Ewesley Road WI will meet on Wednesday, June 1, at 2.15pm in The Enid Dagg Room of the church for a Members’ Afternoon with a fashion show. Stall will be accessories. There will also be a strawberry tea.

Sunderland Ladies’ Probus Club will meet on Thursday, May 26, in St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, when Phil Curtis will talk about The 1960s. Coffee is served from 10am and the meeting begins at 10.30am.