Friends of Sunderland Museum (Fosums) will meet on Saturday, July 9, in Sunderland Museum, Burdon Road, at 2pm. Speaker will be Liesbeth Langford on Growing Up in Occupied Holland. Visitors are welcome, charge £2.
Old Township Heritage Society’s Georgian Summer Delight will take place on Saturday, July 9, from 11.30am at Donnison School, Church Walk, East End. Go along and enjoy the outside gardens and have a strawberry tea with friends. All are welcome.
Drop-in sessions are held at the YMCA, 2- 3 Toward Road, on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm. It offers advice on the types of accommodation at the YMCA for 16 to 35-year-olds. You can also ring 0191 5676160 for advice.
The Big Friendly Read is a Summer Reading Challenge. Young volunteers are wanted, aged 13 and over, with spare time during the summer break to help support library staff deliver the National Summer Reading Challenge from Saturday, July 16, in libraries across Sunderland. To find out more, contact your local library or visit sunderland.gov.uk/libraries.
A friendly bridge club is looking for new members, partners not needed. Members meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 4.30pm in the lounge of Beaumont Lodge, Toward Road. For further information, ring 0191 597 1941.
A toddler group meets on Tuesdays in Sunderland Minster from 9.30am-11.30am. Refreshments are available for parents and children.
Foyle Street Writers meet weekly in Sunderland City Library on a Thursday from 10am-noon. Members share ideas and support fellow creative writers. New members are welcome.
Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, are open for research on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30am-noon.