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Friends of Sunderland Museums (Fosums) will meet on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm at Sunderland Museum, Burdon Road. Speaker Eric Fletcher will talk about The Coming of the Railways to Sunderland. Visitors are welcome, pay £1 at the door.

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

Sunderland Maritime Heritage will be open to the public every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. During the winter period it will be closed on Saturdays. Go along to the visitor centre on Church Street East to see the extensive library and the large scale replica of HMS Venerable and work recreating a double capstan the like of which has not been seen on Wearside for more than 200years. All are welcome.

Hendon Karate Club meets at Cheers public house on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7pm. For further details, ring Ian Goldsmith on 07932724720.

Councillor Michael Mordey will hold a Hendon, East End and part of Grangetown ward surgery on Friday in Hendon Library from 5pm to 6pm.

Hendon Community Association is based at Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, Hendon. There is a drop-in luncheon club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 3.30pm and bingo on Mondays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (over-18s only). For further information, ring 0191 5655648.

Free advice on benefits and debt is available in a range of community settings in Sunderland East with Shiney Advice and Resource Project (SHARP). For an appointment, ring 03001231961 or email advice@shineyadvice.org.uk or visit www.shineyadvice.org.uk

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

Ashburn Medical Centre in Toward Road, will hold its next patient panel meeting on Wednesday, January 27, at 5.30pm. New members are welcome.

Ashburn Medical Centre in Toward Road, is starting a Young People’s Drop-in Clinic on Friday, January 15. Are you aged between 13 and 16 and registered at the centre? Do you help look after someone; can’t concentrate on your studies and miss out on seeing your friends ? Do you have any worries about weight, spots, smoking or a sensitive problem you would like to speak to someone about? Don’t want to bother the doctor and feel you can’t share your problems with friends or family? Then call into one of the drop-in sessions any Friday between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Sue or Linda, Practice Nurses, will be happy to listen to you on a strictly confidential basis and they will help provide the advice and support you need. So don’t be shy, a problem shared is a problem halved.