Monkwearmouth Drama Group will be starting rehearsals for the pantomime Dick Whittington on July 25 at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church hall, Roker. There are lots of parts available for men, women, boys and girls. Anyone aged under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. If you are interested, contact the group before July 25on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Andrew’s Operatic Society presents Songs for a Summer Evening on Saturday, July 30,at 7.15pm in St Andrew’s Church, Roker. Tickets are £8, available from Barbara Watson, 13 Apperley Avenue, High Shincliffe, Durham DHI 2TY, or ring 0191 386 6051; Smith’s Shoe Service, 17 Sea Road, Fulwell, Tel: 0191 548 3232; Joan Cook, 6 Nicholas Ave, Whitburn, Sunderland , SR6 7DB, tel: 0191 529 3439 or Val Hughes in the parish office (9am to 1pm) on 0191 516 0135 or a member of the society.
Redby Community Centre has vacancies on some mornings and evenings. Anyone wishing to start a group, ring 548 4515 or call in and ask for Norma. The Summer Holiday Club will start on Monday, July 25, for children aged four to 11. It will be on from Monday to Thursday for four weeks. Ring 5484515 for further information or call in for a form.
A coffee morning will be held in Priestman Hall, St Andrew’s Church, Roker, on Saturday 10am to 11.30am. Tea, coffee and a fresh cream strawberry scones will be on the menu. Entrance is £1.50 and all proceeds are for church funds.
Green Watch Fire Crew invited students from the WEA English and mathematics courses, held at Fulwell Community Resource Centre, to visit the new fire station at Marley Park. The students had a fantastic afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Bronto Skylift in action and using the water hoses. Coun Julie Jackson, who regularly supports Pam Davis, WEA tutor, to arrange visits for her students, also went on the visit. The students would like to say a huge thank you to Green Watch. For information about courses, contact WEA on 0191 2120100.
Feel good and have fun at HOPS, 30 Roker Park Road (Quaker House), SR6 9PG, which is holding taster treatments (must be booked) tomorrow from 4pm to 7pm. There will be laughter workshops, meditation in motion, cream teas, books and plants also an informal concert. Ring 0191 548 3722 to book.
Fulwell WI will meet on Tuesday, July 19, in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, at 7.15pm. Speaker Bill Saunders will give A Brief History of the Co-operative Movement. The table- top sale will be jam.
A coffee morning will be held in Fulwell Methodist Church on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am.
A Fulwell ward surgery will be held in Fulwell Library, Dene Lane, on Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am. Ward Councillors Howe or Francis will be in attendance.
Wearside Field Club will meet tonight at 7.30pm in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, Fulwell. Speaker Dr Winifred Stokes will talk about Victorian Women and their Money. Bookings will be taken for this month’s walk at Leyburn, led by Stuart Miller. It will be Leyburn 1940s weekend. The August walk at Keswick will be led by Allan and Norma Major.
Sunderland North Business Centre runs free play sessions for children aged eight to 10, at the Seaburn Centre on Fridays from 4pm to 5.30pm. There are also sessions for young people afed 11 to 19 on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm. Other sessions for 11 to 19 years take place at Monkwearmouth Academy on Mondays and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.
Join the friendly Tea Dance at the Seaburn Centre on Thursday, July 14, 1.30pm – 3.30pm Modern and Sequence dancing with Jean and Johnny
During the Summer months Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House Museum is open every Sunday from noon to 4pm and admission is free. For further information, see www.sunderlandvlb.com
All Saints’ Ladies’ Fellowship will meets in the vestry meeting room at All Saints’ Church, Fulwell Road, tomorrow at 7.45pm. Hug in a Bag charity will be there.
Model student Paige Dodds, 14, trains at Redby Karate Club on a Tuesday. Sessions are held from 5.30pm to 6.30pm (beginners) and 6.30pm to 7.30pm (high grades). Paige has now been invited to train on Sundays which is a black belts only session. Anyone interested in find out more information can ring 07804784282.