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A 1950s summer fair will be held at Donnison Heritage Centre on Saturday, September 5,

From noon-4 pm with cards and prints, jewellery, bric-a-brac, books, cakes, toys and plants stalls, tombola, raffle, races, children’s games, bottle tombola, face painting, photo booth, vintage tearoom, 1950s/60s fashion show, music and dance from the ‘50s (The Canny Bunch Performers), crafts. Beamish will have a 1950s exhibit. Go along dressed up in 1950s-60s outfits and take part in a fashion show, there will be a prize for the best dressed. Entrance is 50p. If you would like your own table-top, cost is £15, ring 0191 565 4835.

There will be a Giant Tea Party in Sunniside Gardens on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Activities will include music, food and drink stalls, craft workshops, giant garden games, face painting, performances from Kathleen Davis Dance School, funfair rides.

For their summer outing this year 25, members of the Civic Society saw an exhibition of glass blowing at the National Glass Centre in the morning and took lunch at the Yatch Club. The day ended with a talk by Robert Moon in the Yatch Club.

Members of Friends of Sunderland Museums visited Hartlepool Headland First World War Battery (The Heugh Battery Trust) with a guided tour in the morning.After lunch in the Battery Cafe an interesting guided tour of the Church of St Hilda took place. The day was enjoyed by everyone.

Councillor Michael Mordey will hold a Hendon, East End and part of Grangetown Ward Surgery on Friday, September 4, in Hendon Library from 5pm-6pm.

Can you play Badminton? New players are welcome at the Raich Carter Centre tomorrow from 8pm-9.30pm. For more details, contact Carol on 5220909 or Susan on 5288031.

Hendon, East End and part of Grangetown ward surgery will be held on Thursday, September 3, at Chance, 2 Rickaby Street, from 3pm-4pm. Councillor Barbara McClennan will be in attendance.

Hendon Community Association is based in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace. A drop in luncheon Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursday from 8.30am-3.30pm. Bingo is held on Mondays from 6.30pm-9.30pm (over 18s). For further information, ring 0191 5655648.

Sunderland Museums exhibition of Sunderland’s First World War; The Home front. will run until Sunday.

Slimming World meets in Hendon Community Library, Villette Road, on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Contact Michael 07472505599 for more details.

Hendon Karate class meets in Cheers pub on Wednesdays and Friadays from 6pm-7pm. For further details, ring 07932724720.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, are open for research on Wednesdays from 10am-noon and Saturdays from 9.30am-noon.