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Roker United Reformed Church Fellowship meets on Tuesday, September 27, at 2pm, with the steward at Durham Cathedral, Moira Smart. All are welcome to join them.

You are invited to a coffee morning in Priestman Hall, (St Andrew’s Church, Roker) on Saturday, September 24, from 10am to 11.30am. There will be a cake stall, raffle and tea/coffee. Tickets £1, refill 50p. All welcome.

All Saints Mothers’ Union meet in the Vestry Meeting Room at All Saints’ Church on Monday, September 26, at 2pm, when the speaker will be Cynthia Hudson.

Fulwell WI meets tonight in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, at 7.15pm. The speaker is John Yearnshire on The Williamson Family of Whitburn Hall. Take a friend for free. All are welcome.

Balletbefit adult classes at Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, are accessible to everyone, suitable for all abilities and there is no need to have previous dance experience. They take place on Mondays from 7pm to 9pm. Workout to dance inspired shaping and exercise classes in a hugely enjoyable way to improve strength, grace and poise. Helen Wilson is a Balletbefit certified instructor and can be contacted on Helen.wilson@balletbefit.com

Fulwell Little Chatterboxes meet at Fulwell Library tomorrow at 2pm to 2.30pm during term time. Go along to their free fun story and rhyme session. Sessions are suitable for pre-school children and their parent/carer. For further information call the library on 0191 561 5260.

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, Fulwell, at 7pm. Activities are many and aimed at increasing knowledge in photography and image manipulation. New members are welcome.

A karate self defence class in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, Fulwell, is on Saturday, September 24, from 2pm to 3pm. All ages and abilities welcome, ring Steve on 07896 074151.

North East Slimmers – three meals, four snacks, no fuss – classes held in Chapman Street Community Centre (off Sea Road) every Wednesday at 6pm. No joining fee, pay only as you attend. Find them on Facebook @ North East Slimmers. See you there, Claire.

Ballroom dancing has re-started at the Naval Club in Roker Avenue on Wednesdays at 8pm. Entrance fee is £1.50. All are welcome.

All Saints’ Ladies Fellowship meets in the vestry meeting room at All Saints Church, Fulwell Road, on Wednesday, September 21, at 7.45pm. All ladies are welcome.

Fulwell Ward Surgery is at Fulwell Library, Dene Lane, on Saturday, September24, at 10.30am to 11.30am when ward councillor Howe, or councillor Francis, also councillor Beck will be in attendance.

Join the friendly Tea Dance at the Seaburn Centre on Thursday, September 22, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, doing modern and sequence dancing with Jean and Johnny.

The next Lovell Lecture at the Donnison School is on Monday, September 26, from 1pm to 3pm with the subject Wellington’s Secret Victory, by speaker Jack Curtis. Entrance is £3 for visitors, members £2.50 includes refreshments. All are welcome.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society’s next meeting is at the Tom Cowie Business Suite at Thornhill School, please note the change of venue, tonight. There is ample parking available. Doors open at 7pm, talk begins at 7.30pm. Speaker is Flt Lt Dave Walmsley RAFVR (T) onRAF Usworth Squadron. NE Battle of Britain and Sunderland Air days. Non-members are most welcome.

Hendon History Group meets on Thursday, September 29, from 5.45pm to 6.45pm at Carnegie Community Corner (former Hendon Library, Villette Road). The speaker will be Janette Hilton.

Ladies from Newcastle enjoyed morning coffee, a short talk lunch followed by a talk and walk at the Donnison School in the East End of Sunderland.

A Toddler Group meets on Tuesdays at Sunderland Minster from 9.30am to 11.30am. Refreshments are available for parents and children. All welcome.

Sunderland Pianoforte Society, which meets in the Sunderland Pottery Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, meets tonight for their 444th Recital at 7.15pm. Jinah Shim began learning the piano at the age of five. At 14 she was the youngest finalist in the Glasgow International Piano competition. She went on to study with Professor Malcolm Wilson at the Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2011, she won Chandos Young Musician of the Year, and in 2015 took first prize at Christopher Duke Piano competition. She is currently an artist for Making Music’s AYCA scheme. Notable past performances include Grieg’s Piano Concerto in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. She has also given solo recitals around the UK including London’s Wigmore Hall anf Steinway Hall. Full subscription (six recitals) £60, individual recitals £12.50, accompanied children (16 and under) free, full-time students and those in receipt of unemployment benefit £6.

For the Donnison School trip to the 40s event at Pickering on Saturday, October 15, there are a few seats still available at £13 per head. For more details call 0191 565 4835.

Eden Cafe has re-opened inside Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens on Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm. Friends of Sunderland Museum will receive 10 per cent discount on the production of their membership card.

Hendon Karate Class at Cheers public house tomorrow at 6pm to 7pm for beginners and on Friday, September 23, 6pm to 7pm. For further details call 07932 724720

Book an enjoyable afternoon tea (six or over) for a celebration in the Donnison School, which is a Grade II listed building. The cost is £7 per person and includes coffee or tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes, as well as an illustrated talk. Telephone 0191 565 4835 to book.

Snakes Alive! The fascinating world of snakes is an exhibition at Sunderland Museum. Admission charges apply for this exhibition (children £2.50 adults £3.50).

Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre,

6 Douro Terrace, is open for research on Wednesday, September 21, and Saturday, September 24, from 9.30am to noon on bothe days.

Foyle Street Writers meet weekly at Sunderland City Library on Wednesday from 10am to noon. They share ideas and support fellow creative writers. New members welcome.

Drop-in sessions are held at the YMCA Centre at 2-3 Toward Road each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm. They offer advice on the types of accommodation at the YMCA for 16 to 35-year-olds. Or you can ring 0191 567 6160 for advice.

Hendon Community Association meets in its new premises in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, Hendon SR1 2JH. Drop-In luncheon Club is on Tuesday and Thursday, open from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Also bingo on Mondays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (over 18s). For further information call 0191 565 5648.

Sunderland Maritime Heritage Centre, 2 Church Street East, Sunderland SR1 2BB. Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm. Admission free, give them a visit. Hear about their future plans while having a free cup of tea or coffee, who knows you may end up being one of their volunteer workers. They thank you for your donations of artifacts, which will enable them to authenticate their shipyard experiences for school visits. Has anyone got a pewter model of an SD14, (these were given to all Pickersgill workers) that you would like to loan or donate? Don’t forget to look in your attics and have a good clear out. Call 0191 5102540 or e-mail info@sunderlandmaritimeheritage.org.uk