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What's On Darras Hall & Ponteland

FRIENDS OF KIRKLEY HALL
8 May at 2pm ‘Tudor Dynasty’ lively and entertaining talk from The Bailiffgate Museum. 12 June at 2pm Hear about the local Jesmond based Northumberland and Newcastle Society. Both events cost Members £2, Non-Members £3. No booking necessary.
Place: Kirkley Hall
Organiser: Enid Saint
Contact: friendsofkirkleyhall200@btinternet.com

PONTELAND VILLAGE WI
Our meeting on Tuesday, May 14, will include our AGM and the speaker on Tuesday, June 11 will be Peter Kerr of Northumberland Rivers Trust. We have recently welcomed several new members and now have a waiting list.
Place: St Mary’s Parish Centre
Organiser: Jeni
Contact: pontelandvillagewi@hotmail.com

PONTELAND u3a
Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month 2pm. Our next talks: 1st May – Northumberland Hedgehog Rescue Centre by Jen Stephenson; 5th June – History of the (Princess Diana) Wedding Dress by Kevin Thornhill (Emanuel design team member).
Place: St Mary’s Parish Centre
Organiser: John Hewett
Contact: john.hewett@tiscali.co.uk
 

PLANT HERITAGE NORTH EAST
Saturday May 4th at 2.30pm Gordon Port will talk “Ladybirds: Are they Friend or Foe?”. Visitors free today. Refreshments. June 15th Plant Heritage Plant and Garden Fair at Ushaw House, Chapels and Garden (DH7 7DW). 10am-3pm. Day Ticket adults £10.
Place: St Mary’s Parish Centre
Organiser: Pat Skews
Contact: Pat.skews@btinternet.com

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@pontpcc.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

CREATIVE WRITING
Now looking for new members to join our friendly group, this class will inspire and encourage you to write poetry, fiction or memoir and offers supportive feedback to help you develop your work. Try a free taster session. 
Place: Members’ houses 
Organiser: Claire Lynn 
Contact: claire@claire276.plus.com

PONTELAND BADMINTON GROUP
Adults Tue. 12:30-13:30 & 19-20:30. Juniors Mon. 16-17:00, Thu. 17-18:00 & Sat. 10-11:30. Also Adults Fri. 10-11:00 @ Pont. Comm. Prim. School. Walbottle BClub Mons 19-21:00 all new players welcome 
Place: Ponteland Leisure Centre 
Organiser: Phil Hall 
Contact: 078100 84153 

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
We meet at St Mary’s Parish Centre on 2nd Monday of every month starting at 2.30pm prompt. Following a talk there is a opportunity to chat to other members over tea and biscuits. See http://pontelandsgc.co.uk/ for further details. 
Place: St Mary’s Parish Centre, Thornhill Road 
Organiser: Bill Schardt 
Contact: pontelandsgc@gmail.com

PONTELAND FRIENDLY STITCHERS
We meet on the 4th Monday in the month (except December) between 2 and 4 pm. We offer a mixture of speakers and workshops and new members are most welcome. 
Place: St Mary’s church hall 
Organiser: Emma Denham 
Contact: emmadenham52@gmail.com

TAI CHI IN PONTELAND
Every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Church Hall there are two friendly classes of Tai Chi for you to choose from. 10-11am or 11.20-12.20pm . All welcome. Contact teacher Steve Oliver 07989171701
Place: St Mary’s Church Hall
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: Britannia Hotel, Airport
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

METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday worship 10 am, 6.30 pm. First Sunday of month Bouncy Church 9 am onwards. Monday Café, Tuesday Boys Brigade with Girls. Thursday Toddlers, Men’s Forum, Women Together. Saturday Walkers & Coffee Shop Strollers. 
Place: Ponteland Methodist Church 
Organiser: Ann Cooper 
Contact: anncooperx@gmail.com

WALKING SCOTTISH DANCE!
Scottish dance for those who can no longer move as nimbly as they did! We meet in St. Mary’s Church Hall on the second Tuesday of the month. 2.0-3.30pm £4 per session. It’s great fun. All Welcome.
Place: St. Mary’s Church Hall
Organiser: Gerry Turk
Contact: Tel 01661 822056

SEIKEN RYU KARATE CLASSES
Seiken Ryu Karate Association runs family friendly karate classes for all ages and abilities in the village halls in Stannington (Tuesday 6pm) and Stamfordham (Wednesday 6.30pm). All instructors are fully DBS checked and insured. For more details www.seikenryu.co.uk 
Place: Stannington/Stamfordham 
Organiser: Steve Reed 
Contact: 07456 657308

PONTELAND UKULELE BAND 
We are a group of friendly, mixed ability ukulele players. We meet every Tuesday at Ponteland CIU club from 1pm to 3pm to sing and play various music styles. New members are very welcome, come and join us. 
Place: Ponteland CIU club 
Organiser: Alan Atkinson 
Contact: aatkinson13@talk21.com 

CALLERTON GARDEN & FLOWER CLUB 
Flower arranging demonstrations and talks on various garden topics take place at our club on the second Wednesday in the Month at 2pm. Visitors welcome for a fee of £7. Refreshments are available. 
Place: CIU Club Ponteland 
Organiser: Vivien Jackson 
Contact: 07467035013

KNIT & NATTER 
Knit & Natter group meet at Ponteland Library every Tuesday 1-3pm 
Place: Ponteland Library 
Organiser: Julie Ennis 
Contact: julie.ennis@northumberland.gov.uk 

BEREAVEMENT CAFE 
We host a fortnightly coffee morning in a safe and comforting space. Come along and share a cup of tea or coffee in the company of others who understand. All welcome. Drop in 10am – 12pm first and third Wednesday. 
Place: Merton Hall, Ponteland 
Organiser: Tynedale Hospice 
Contact: 01434 600 384 

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