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Sunderland Civic Society meets at Age UK the Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road, on Thursday, March 10, at 6pm for its AGM followed by speaker Carol Freeman. Visitors are welcome to the talk, entrance is £1.

Join costume designer Meredith Towne for a lively talk celebrating women’s fashion throughout history, part of International Women’s Day. Glitz and Glamour will feature a display of original costumes and accessories at Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre on Tuesday, March 8, at 10.30am. Booking is essential, visit www.sunderland.gov.uk/libraries.

Sunderland Pianoforte Society will meet in Sunderland Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, on Tuesday, March 8, at 7.15pm for a recital by Dario Llanos Javierre. Entrance is £12.50 and full subscription (6 recitals) is £60, Accompanied children (16 and under) go free, full-time students and those in receipt of benefit £6. Programme will include Liszt: Grosses Koncert solo S176. Albeniz: 4 pieces from lberia. Turina: Cinco danzas gitanas. Beethoven: Sonata (TBA).

Enjoy afternoon tea (six or over) in Donnison School, which is a grade 11 listed building. Cost is £7 per person and includes coffee or tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes and an illustrated talk. Ring 0191 565 4835 to book.

Toddler Group meets on Tuesdays at Sunderland Minster from 9.30am to 11.30am. Refreshments are available.

At Sunderland Maritime Heritage, work is progressing well on the Willdora cabin, feel free to go down to have a look. Members are working on their website and if you have any ideas of content that you would like to see on their website, please contact them. Reminder to members of the organisation, membership is due for renewal.

Hendon Karate club meets in Cheers pub onWednesdays and Fridays from 6pm -7pm. For further details, ring 07932724720.

Hendon Community Association, based in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, hosts a drop-in luncheon club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Bingo is held on Mondays from 6.30 pm 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 creative writers. All are welcome.

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

A friendly bridge club is looking for new members, partners not needed. Members meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 4.30pm in the lounge of Beaumont Lodge, Toward Road. For further information, ring 5971941.

Become a member of the East 50+ Forum and meet community minded people to discuss how to make Sunderland an Age Friendly City. The meeting will be held in the Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road, on Friday from 10amto noon. Contact Lindsey on 0191 5659045 or 50forums@ageuksunderland.org.uk for more information.