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The next Pooch event, Pooch Picnic and Have a Go Fun Dog Agility with added Fun Dog Show, will be held on Sunday, September 27, by the children’s play area in Backhouse Park.

Classes include the following: Most Handsome Boy, Prettiest Girl, Waggiest Tail, Best Puppy (under 12 months), Golden Oldie, (over eight years), Best Rescue, Best Pedigree, Scruffiest Pooch, Best In Show. It costs 50p to enter each class and the money will be split evenly between the Friends of Backhouse and Barley Mow Parks and Animal Krackers. Registration is between 11am and 11.30am, the showing starts at 11.45am and will be judged by a Kennel Club qualified judge. There will be rosettes for first, second, third and fourth place, with a Trophy for Best in Show winner and runner-up.

Sunderland Rotary Club President John Bowskill and members will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Newcastle at the Gosforth Park Hotel on September 26. In 1922 the Newcastle Club helped to found the Sunderland Club and there are now eight clubs in the City of Sunderland. Rotary was started in Chicago in 1905 and spread across the USA and into Europe. Today there are 1.2million members in 33,000 clubs around the world, helping local communities and international charities with the Rotary motto: “Service above self”.

Ashmore Residents’ Association meets tomorrow, at the British Legion Club, Grange Crescent, at 7.30pm.

The first meeting, after the summer break, of the Sunderland Conservatives Women’s Organisation will be held next week, on Wednesday, September 16, at 2pm. Venue, as usual is the community centre, Stannington Grove. After a business meeting, the members will be welcoming Gwen Dawe, who has agreed to give a talk on the University of the Third Age. Guests are welcome.

Friends of Backhouse Park and Barley Mow Park will hold its next meeting tonight at the Back on the Map Building (ex-Hendon Library) at 7pm.

Northumbria Police will hold its next PACT meeting at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, on Tuesday, September 22, at 6pm.

Ashbrooke Residents’ Association meets this Thursday at the Age UK Building, Stockton Road, at 5.30pm.

Saint Michael’s Residents’ Association will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, September 16. at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, starting at 6.30pm.

Thornholme Residents’ Association holds its next meeting on Monday, September 21, at Ashbrooke Sports Club, commencing 6pm.

Saint Michael’s Ward Councillors, Michael Dixon, Margaret Forbes and Peter Wood will hold their next surgery on Wednesday, September 16, in the Lower Hall, St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, from 10am-11am.