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Stringing Bedes is a Poetry and Print Pilgrimage Community Heritage Event taking place at Roker Methodist Church tomorrow from 7.30pm to 9pm. Readings will be by South Shields-born poet Jake Campbell.

All Saint’s Mother’s Union will meet in the vestry meeting room on Monday at 2pm. Speaker will be Chris Banks.

Sunderland Philatelic Society will meet in the hall of Roker Methodist Church, on the corner of Roker Park Road and Lonsdale Road, tomorrow at 7pm. It will be a members’ night on the “Letter I” – display philatelic items connected with the letter I. For information, call Fred Greener on 385 2196.

Sheila Quigley,bestselling author of Run for Home, will talk about her crime novels at the Blue Bell Pub, Fulwell, on Monday from 6pm to 7pm.

Monkwearmouth Drama Group will be performing Cinderella in St Andrew’s Church hall, Roker, on November 14 2.30 and 7.15pm; November 15 2.30pm and November 16 and 17 at 7.15pm. Tickets are available from the drama group on Mondays from 7.30pm or by contacting chairman.mdg@gmail.com. Alternatively, pay at the door, £6 adults, £3children, £15 for four people.

Fulwell Neighbourhood Watch meeting will take place on Thursday at 6pm in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street.

Seaburn Men’s Probus Club meets in Roker Methodist Church, at the junction of Lonsdale Road and Roker Park Road, tomorrow at 10am. New members would be very welcome.

Fulwell WI will meet tonight in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, at 7.15pm. There will be a talk on ghosts of Durham and Sunderland to fit in with Halloween. Those attending are asked to dress in Halloween costumes and take a carved pumpkin. Prizes will be given for each category.

Seaburn Rotary club’s oldest and longest serving member, Randle Oliver recently received a special Rotary Award. District Governor for the North East, Jean Thompson, visited the club and presented Randle with a Special Achievement Award for services to Rotary. This year Randle celebrated his 90th birthday but this was no barrier to him once more applying his artistic talent by designing the club Christmas card for this year. This is a task he has carried out for several years and each year club members promote and sell cards throughout Wearside and Tyneside. The resulting proceeds, which over the years now add up to thousands of pounds, are donated to Rotary charities Foundation and End Polio Now. On her visit to Seaburn Jean Thompson presented president Peter Calvert with the Rotary North East Membership Award for the year 2014/2015. During that year the club had increased its membership by nine new members and set up a Satellite Club, based at The Bridges Shopping Centre. Discover more on Rotary by callingTony Wortman on 01915484450

All Saints’ Ladies’ Fellowship meets in the Vestry meeting room at All Saints’ Church, Fulwell Road, tomorrow at 7.45pm.

A football course will take place in Monkwearmouth School, for boys and girls aged four to 14, every Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am. To book, ring or text Paul on 07736942638.

Fulwell Little Chatterboxes will meets in Fulwell Library every Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm. Go along to the free fun and rhyme session. Contact Fulwell Library on 0191 561 5260 for more details.

Wearside Photo Imaging is a small camera club of photographic enthusiasts who meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Fulwell Community Association, Chapman Street, at 7pm. Activities are many and aimed at increasing knowledge in photography and image manipulation.

Balletbefit is held in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street on Sundays from 10.30am to 11.30am and Mondays from 7pm to 8pm. Work to dance inspired shaping and exercise classes. For more details, contact Helen at Helen.wilson@balletbefit.com

neSlimmers meets in Chapman Street Community Centre every Wednesday at 6pm. More details on Facebook.

A Fulwell ward surgery will be held in Fulwell Library, Dene Lane, on Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am, when one of the ward councillors, Howe or Francis ,will be in attendance.