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A coffee morning will be held in Cleadon Methodist Church hall from 10am to noon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support group, replacing the regular venue in the community room. The stalls will include cakes and Christmas items and there will be plenty of tea or coffee with scones and a raffle.

Cleadon Village History Society will meet in the Old Schoolroom on Tuesday, November 24, at 7.15pm. The speaker will be Arthur Lang talking about The Jarrow Crusade.

All Saints’ Christmas Tree Festival begins on Friday, November 27, with a preview evening featuring Compass Acapella. The evening will include mince pies and mulled wine and is a thank you to all the groups who have taken part. On Saturday, November 28, the fair will be opened at 10.30am by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside and the choir of Cleadon Village Academy. Stalls will include organic produce, gifts, cakes, craft items, homemade preserves and honey, a bottle tombola and a chocolate tombola. The raffle will take place at 1pm. Morning coffee, lunches of soup and sandwiches, and afternoon tea are available throughout the day, and children’s activities will be available during the afternoon. The Christmas trees will be available to view also on Sunday, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm when afternoon teas will be served in the Old Schoolroom.

Compass Acapella, the Cleadon-based close harmony men’s choir, is also performing in The Little Theatre in Saltwell View, Gateshead, on Monday, November 30, at 7.30pm. The concert, which includes the Tyneside Ladies’ Acapella group, is in aid of Fact (Fighting All Cancers Together).

On Tuesday, December 1, the Customs House Big Band will be giving a Christmas flavoured concert in All Saints’ parish hall from 7.30pm. The band has been visiting this hall for a number of years and sets the Christmas season in motion with a fantastic programme of music featuring many instrumentalists as well as Ruth Lambert, the vocalist. Admission is by ticket only, because of catering, and are available from 5363346 at £5, which includes refreshments.

A Sequence Tea Dance, January Jig, will be held in All Saints’ parish hall on Wednesday, January 6, at 1.30pm to 4pm. Tickets are available from 5363346 at £2, which includes afternoon tea.

Councillor Margaret Meling holds a regular surgery every Tuesday, from 9.30am to 10am in the Community Room on Front Street.

A Slimming World meets on Thursdays in All Saints’ parish hall at 9.30am.

Soup and roll lunches are available every Tuesday in All Saints’ parish hall from 11.45am to 1.15pm. You can enjoy homemade soup and homemade cakes with tea or coffee for £3.