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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 
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm and have subgroups including Walking Group, Dining Out, Walking for Softies and Book Club. If you would like to give us a try, email pontelandvillagewi@hotmail.com. 
Place: St Mary’s Parish Centre 
Organiser: Jeni 
Contact: pontelandvillagewi@hotmail.com

CREATIVE WRITING
These classes 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. Wednesday mornings. Try a session for free.
Place: Members’ homes
Organiser: Claire Lynn
Contact: claire@claire276.plus.com

PONTELAND BADMINTON GROUP
Adults Tue. 12:30-13:30 & 19-20:30 @ Pont. L/Centre, also WB Club Wed. 19-21:00. Juniors Mon. 16-17:00, Thu. 17-18:00 & Sat. 10-11:30 @ Pont. L/C. Also Adults Fri. 10-11:00 @ Pont. Comm. Prim. School.
Place: Ponteland
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
We meet at Ponteland Memorial Hall on 2nd Monday of every month starting at 2.30pm prompt. A talk is given and then there is a opportunity to chat to other members over tea and biscuits. See http://pontelandsgc.co.uk/ for further details.
Place: Ponteland Memorial Hall
Organiser: Bill Schardt
Contact: 0191 242 1448

PONTELAND FRIENDLY STITCHERS
Ponteland Friendly Stitchers meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 2:15-4:15pm, except December. We offer a mixture of small workshops and speakers and welcome new members of any ability. Please contact me for further details 
Place: The Studio, Ponteland Leisure Centre 
Organiser: Penny Ford 
Contact: email pontelandfriendlystitchers@mail.com

FRIENDS OF KIRKLEY HALL
13 July – Morpeth Nature Reserve. One man’s vision to create a nature reserve on the outskirts of Morpeth that has now been transformed into a homeland for thousands of wildlife. Find out what inspired this success. 
Place: Kirkley Hall 
Organiser: Enid Saint 
Contact: 07582711873

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: 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
Part of a women’s voluntary organisation a small club founded on friendship and personal service which welcomes new members and visitors. Meeting held on the first Monday of the month include social time, talks, occasional lunches and gentle charity fundraising.
Place: St Mary’s Church Hall
Organiser: Ann Lowry
Contact: 07568743653

METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday worship 10 am & 6.30 pm. Monday 1-4 pm ‘Open Door’ friendship cafe. Tuesday Boys’ Brigade with a Girls’ Association. Thursday Toddlers, Men’s Forum, Women Together. Saturday walking groups. Bible study & House groups. Pilates, Zumba, Dance. Room hire.
Place: Ponteland Methodist Church
Organiser: Ann Cooper
Contact: anncooperx@gmail.com /01661 824347

PONTELAND U3A
Meetings and talks on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm. 6th July – Cragside – Upstairs / Downstairs by Geoff Hughes. 3rd August – The Chelsea Flower Show by Bill Bland. Membership information 01661 824953. 
Place: St Mary’s Parish Centre, Ponteland 
Organiser: John Hewett 
Contact: john.hewett@tiscali.co.uk

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
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 
First Tuesday monthly 7.30pm. Details, search internet for “Pontelandwildlife talks” shortly beforehand. 1st March Tim and Janet Dean: Birds of Northern Peru. 5th April Penelope Ford: Longhorsley Moor, A Special Heath. Maybe in St Mary’s Church Hall, Thornhill Road, Ponteland 
Place: March Zoom, April maybe in person 
Organiser: Ponteland Wildlife Group 
Contact: “pontelandwildlife talks” 

PONTELAND WI 
Ponteland WI welcome visitors to their meetings which are held on the second Tuesday in the month, except August. The meetings begin at 2.00pm. There is a monthly speaker followed by light refreshments, with a competition and a stall. 
Place: Merton Hall, Ponteland 
Organiser: Gill Thompson 
Contact: gillian.tho@googlemail.com

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