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What's On Darras Hall & Ponteland

PONTELAND RAMBLERS
We have started organising formal walks again, longer walks every other Sunday and shorter walks on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Booking is essential, please visit our website www.ramblers.org.uk/ponteland. New walkers are welcome.
Place: throughout Northumberland
Organiser: Graham Snowdon
Contact: graham_snowdon@sky.com

BELSAY HALL CROQUET CLUB
Not sure if croquet is the sport for you? We can offer trial sessions. We’ll provide all the equipment and instruction. You just need to wear some flat-soled shoes and we’ll have you playing really quickly. Interested? Just email us.
Place: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
Organiser: Colin Chun
Contact: colingchun@gmail.com

ST MARY’S PONTELAND & HOLY SAVIOUR MILBOURNE
Visit our website for all services, activities and events: www.pontelandstmary.co.uk
Place: St Mary’s, North Road, Ponteland
Organiser: Church Office
Contact: office@pontelandstmary.co.uk

PONTELAND HEALTH WALKS
Meet every Tuesday at Ponteland Leisure Centre before 10:30 for a walk between 60 and 90 minutes. All are welcome.
Place: Ponteland Leisure Centre
Organiser: Gordon Allan
Contact: 07936135469

PONTELAND VILLAGE WI
Face-to-face meetings are starting again, on second Tuesday of the month (September 14, October 12), with social-distancing in place, bring own refreshments. No visitors until further notice. Walking, cycling, dining out, book club and other groups are continuing.
Place: St Mary’s Parish Centre
Organiser: Jeni
Contact: pontelandvillagewi@hotmail.com

CREATIVE WRITING
This class will inspire and encourage you to write poetry, fiction and memoir and to share and develop your writing through stimulating workshop sessions in a friendly and supportive group. Get in touch to arrange a free taster session.
Place: Members’ Gardens
Organiser: Claire Lynn
Contact: claire@claire276.plus.com

PONTELAND BADMINTON GROUP
Mondays 11am – 12noon, Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm, Fridays 10am – 11am and Saturdays (Juniors) 10:30am – 11:30am. All ages/abilities are welcome.
Place: Ponteland Leisure Centre
Organiser: Phil Hall
Contact: 07810084153

PONTELAND LADIES CHOIR
Held every Monday 7:30pm at Ponteland Community Primary School, NE20 9EY. We sing a wide variety of music. New members welcome and no auditions required.
Place: Ponteland Community Primary School
Organiser: Susan
Contact: 07710418780

PONTELAND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Meeting held at St Mary’s church hall, Thornhill Rd, Ponteland at 7.30pm Regular talk programmes Annual membership Single £8 – Couple £10 – Visitor £2. More details please get in touch
Place: St Mary’s
Organiser: Anne Kelway
Contact: 01661820396

PONTELAND SENIOR GENTLEMANS CLUB
Monday 13th September (Zoom Meeting): Talk by Geoff Hughes on “Strange Tales of the River Coquet”. Monday 11th October (Ponteland Memorial Hall): Talk by Kath & Harry Gilbert on “Foreign Devils on the Silk Road”. Meetings start at 2.30pm.
Place: Zoom/ Memorial Hall
Organiser: Bill Schardt
Contact: bill.schardt2@gmail.com

PONTELAND FRIENDLY STITCHERS
The newly formed Ponteland Friendly Stitchers Group will start to hold monthly meetings beginning 27th September from 2-4pm. New members of any level of ability will be very welcome.
Place: Ponteland leisure Centre
Organiser: Penny Ford
Contact: penelope.ford636@btinternet.com

FRIENDS OF KIRKLEY HALL
Friends of Kirkley Hall would like its members to know that they continue to enthusiastically plan for 2021. As soon as it’s safe to do so we’ll let you know what events are scheduled to bring us all together again.
Place: Kirkley Hall
Organiser: Enid Saint
Contact: friendsofkirkleyhall@gmail.com

TAI CHI IN PONTELAND
Every Thursday morning a friendly class meet at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Ponteland, from 10-11am. Beginners welcome. If you are interested why not give it a try?
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Organiser: Steve Oliver
Contact: 07989171701

ROTARY CLUB OF PONTELAND
We meet every Tuesday, alternating between lunchtimes & evenings. We have a light meal, chat & socialise and try to arrange fund-raising events to support good charitable causes. Why not come along & join us.
Place: Ponteland Golf Club
Organiser: Alan Hall
Contact: 07740866764

RAF AIR CADETS
733 Sqn Air Training Corps is open to the ages of 12 to 17 years, Mondays and Fridays, 7pm to 9.30pm. The Squadron activities include flying, gliding, shooting, first aid, cadet camps and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Place: Army Reserve Centre, Kingston Park
Organiser: Flt Lt G Smith RAFAC
Contact: 733@aircadets.org

INNER WHEEL CLUB OF PONTELAND
A small club founded on friendship which always welcomes new members. Meeting consists of social time together, talks, occasional meals locally and gentle charity fundraising events. The first meetings of the Inner Wheel will be September 6th and October 4th
Place: St Mary’s Church Hall, Ponteland
Organiser: Ann Lowry
Contact: 07568743653

METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday worship 10am & 6.30pm. Monday 1-4 pm ‘Open Door’ cafe. Tuesday Women’s Fellowship & Boys Brigade. Thursday Toddlers, Men’s Forum, Women’s Focus. Saturday walking group. Various Bible study & House groups. Prayer & Fairtrade groups. Pilates. Zumba. Room hire.
Place: Ponteland Methodist Church
Organiser: Ann Cooper
Contact: anncooperx@gmail.com

PONTELAND U3A
Meetings & talks at St Mary’s Parish Centre
Wednesday 1st Sept 2.00pm – The History of Jesmond Old Cemetery by Ray Hayes
Wednesday 6th October 2.00pm – Bobby Thomson – The Little Waster by Ben Haddon
Membership enquiries call 01661 824953
Place: St Mary’s parish Centre
Organiser: John Hewett
Contact: john.hewett@tiscali.co.uk

WALKING SCOTTISH DANCE!
Heard of Walking Football & Walking Netball? Well now we have started this new activity at Ponteland U3A. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2-3.30pm commencing 14th September 2021. Cost £12 for 4 sessions. Why not give it a try?
Place: St Mary’s Parish Centre, Ponteland
Organiser: Gerry Turk
Contact: 01661 822056

SEIKEN RYU KARATE CLASSES
Family friendly classes each week in Stannington (Tuesday’s 6pm) and Stamfordham (Wednesday’s 6.30pm) for all ages and abilities. Whether you want to try a martial art, improve your fitness or gain self confidence, we are the club for you. www.seikenryu.co.uk
Place: Stamfordham & Stannington village halls
Organiser: Steve Reed
Contact: 07456657308

PONTELAND EXHIBITION OF HOPE
Creative art by the whole community inspired by lockdown memories & future hopes. Submit an entry (picture, writing, craft, photo, song, sculpture etc). Free exhibition SAT NOV 6th (10-4) & SUN NOV 7th (2-4) Refreshments. COME & SHARE TOGETHER.
Place: Ponteland Methodist Church
Organiser: Ann Cooper
Contact: anncooperx@gmail.com

PONTELAND WILDLIFE GROUP
Monthly talks have resumed on Zoom for now. visit https://pontelandwildlife.wixsite.com for details. Tuesday 7th December 7.30pm: Chris Metherell, Flora of Northumberland. Tuesday 4th January 2022 7.30pm: Gordon Port, Everything You Wanted to Know About Slugs and Snails
Place: Zoom until further notice
Organiser: Geoff Taylor
Contact: taylor115@btinternet.com

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