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Guided tours of the Sunderland Then and Now exhibition in Sunderland Museum will be available between 1pm and 3pm until Friday.

The next Lovell Lecture will be held on Monday, February 29, from 1pm to 3pm at the Donnison School, Church Walk. Speaker will be Jack Curtis talking about The Old Barracks: Sunderland. Entrance is £3 and members £2.50, which includes refreshments.

Create a fire monkey split–pin puppet at Sunderland City Library tomorrow from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, with professional Kit Kingsbury. Booking is essential as places are limited. On Friday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, make a concertina fan to take home. These activities are free and suitable for all ages but children under eight years must be supervised by an adult.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society’s next meeting at St George’s United Reformed Church, on the corner of Stockton Road and Belvedere Road, is tonight at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.15pm. The modern buildings of Sunderland – the good, the bad and the ugly is the title of Michael Johnson’s talk.

Enjoy afternoon tea in Donnison School , a grade II listed building. Bookings are for six or more and costs £7 per person and includes coffee or tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes also an illustrated talk. Ring 0191 565 4835 to book.

A friendly Bridge Club is looking for new members. It meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 4.30pm in the lounge of Beaumont Lodge, Toward Road. Partners are not needed and further information is available on 0191 5971941.

A toddler group meets on Tuesdays in Sunderland Minster from 9.30am to 11.30am. Refreshments are available.

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

Hendon Karate Class is held in Cheers on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm-7pm. For further details, ring Ian Goldsmith on 07932724720.

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

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

An Older People’s Champion meeting is for community minded people to meet and discuss how to make Sunderland an Age Friendly City. It will take place in Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road, on Friday from 10am to noon. Contact Lindsey on 0191 5659045 or 50forums@ageuksunderland.org.uk for more information.