Friends of Sunderland Museum (Fosums) will meet on Saturday, February 13, in Sunderland Museum, Burdon Road, at 2pm for their AGM followed by Life in an Elizabethan City, a talk by Edmund Foster. Visitors are welcome, charge £1.
Enjoy afternoon tea in Donnison School , a grade II listed building. Bookings are for six or more and costs £7 per person and includes coffee or tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes also an illustrated talk. Ring 0191 565 4835 to book.
A friendly Bridge Club is looking for new members. It meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm-4.30pm in the lounge of Beaumont Lodge, Toward Road. Partners are not needed and further information is available on 0191 5971941.
Look and Inspire: pin-hole photographs of the changing face of Sunderland are on display at Sunderland Museum until Sunday.
A toddler group meets on Tuesdays in Sunderland Minster from 9.30am -11.30am. Refreshments are available.
Sunderland Maritime Heritage will be open to the public every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-4pm. Admissions is free. During the winter period it is closed on Saturdays. Go along to the visitor centre on Church Street East to see the extensive library and large scale replica of HMS Venerable plus the work recreating a double capstan, the like of which has not been seen on Wearside for more than 200 years. All are welcome.
Hendon Karate Class is held in Cheers on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm-7pm. For further details, ring Ian Goldsmith on 07932724720.
Hendon Community Association, based in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, runs a drop-in luncheon club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Bingo is held on Mondays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (over 18s). For further information, ring 0191 5655648.
Foyle Street Writers meet in Sunderland City Library on Thursdays from 10am-noon. Members share ideas and support fellow writers. New members are welcome.
Free advice on benefits and debt is available in a range of community settings in Sunderland East with Shiney Advice and Resource Project (SHARP. Ring 03001231961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org website www.shineyadvice.org.uk for more information.
Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, is open for research on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9.30am-noon.
An Older People’s Champion meeting is for community minded people to meet and discuss how to make Sunderland an Age Friendly City. It will take place in Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road, on Friday, February 19, from 10am to noon. Contact Lindsey on 0191 5659045 or email@example.com for more information.