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Scary times at Tipton Library
Do you want to be scared? Then Tipton Library is the place for you in May as two horror writers will be dropping in to talk about their novels Joseph D'Lacey and Bill Hussey will be at the library on Tuesday 12th May as part of the Black Country Big Book Fortnight and will be on hand to share their experiences of horror writing and to answer questions The event starts at 7.30pm and is free admission by advance ticket only To reserve a place please call the library on 0121 557 1796

Great Bridge Library
Tracing your family tree -Who do you think you'll findWould be family detectives are needed to come along to Great Bridge Library to begin tracing their family tree. Led by tutor Paul Wilkins a ten week course will show how to start and give advice and tips along the way and a special taster session and coffee morning will take place at the library on Friday 24th April from 10.30 - 11.30amFor more details please contact the library on 0121 557 3277

Startime Variety
Groovin' in the 60's Baby!Cornbow Hall Halesowen1st-4th July 2009ticket contact 07870 771708 website www.startimevariety.co.uk for news and further show details.

the celebration of life sandwell breast cancer un
roosterspake kick of the 2009 COL events with a faggits and payes and entertainment show at dudley golf club sat may 9th. after rasing 14.000 last year the unit and lozz hipkiss, billy spake mon and the rest of the team have been in close contact with teresa harris at the unit. thereis a group now called the COL group women that are cuyrrently under treatment at the unit. the money will be used to fund treatment activities etc in emory of billys wife susie who was a patiet for 12 years. The show which will kick off about 8.00 pm woll have ahost of BC talent an all money raisec from tickets after cost of meal will go to the fundROOSTERSPAKES col SHOW MAY 9TH DUDLEY GOLF CLUB TURNERS HILL DUDLEY TICKETS 7.50 INC FAGGITS AND PAYES FROM LOZZ 01384 231013 lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com...........THE CLUB IS THE HOME OF THE OMMA UN CHAIN FOLK AND MUISC CLUB CHECK OUT THE SITE FOR DETAILS www.blackcountrypodcasting.com HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Four Seasons garden - Walsall
Tony & Marie Newton are opening their award winning 'Four Seasons' gardenMay 9 Saturday (2 – 5.30pm) (National Garden Scheme)May 10 Sunday (10am – 5.30pm) (Walsall Heart Care)May 16 Saturday (2 – 5.30pm) (National Garden Scheme)May 17 Sunday (10am - 5.30pm) (Walsall National Trust)Admission is £3, and tea and biscuits are available for a small charge. Note, there are some steps.The garden is a past winner of Walsall in Bloom and winner of the Daily Mail National Garden Competition 2007. The garden is currently being filmed by BBC Gardeners' World. See more about the garden at: www.fourseasonsgarden.co.uk and www.flickr.com/photos/fourseasonsgarden/ Location: Four Seasons, 26 Buchanan Road, Walsall WS4 2EN

Tipton Ladies need you
This Sunday 29th March sees Tipton Town Ladies take on current league leaders Southam United in the their final home match of the season. It is going to be a closely fought match and the points from this are crucial to secure Tipton Town Ladies the promotion they so narrowly missed out on last season. We are pleading for spectators to come along and show support for their local side. Kick off 2pm Tipton Sports Academy (Pitch 2)Wednesbury Oak RoadTiptonWest MidlandsDY4 0BS Entry is free Programmes £1 (Prize of a bottle of wine and a personal photo with the players)

Future Leaders - innovative programme that aims to
We are recruiting in London, the North West and for the firsttime in the WEST MIDLANDS!!!COULD YOU LEAD A CHALLENGINGURBAN SCHOOL?Future Leaders is an accelerated leadership programme thatdevelops outstanding leaders for challenging urban schools.The Future Leaders programme offers the opportunity to:• Apprentice under a successful urban head with supportfrom a dedicated leadership coach, usually anex-headteacher.• Receive cutting-edge training and bespoke careersupport from education and business leaders.• Visit exemplary schools in the UK and US to see andshare best practice.• Earn your current salary up to a threshold of £50,000 inyour first yearWe have a limited number of places available for a Summer 2009start and select suitable candidates on a first-come, first-servedbasis. Applications close on Tuesday 14 APRIL 2009.If you think you have what it takes...• Call Pandora on 020 7395 1484 from 9am-5pm eachweekday• Visit www.future-leaders.org.uk and view our informationonline.If you are a qualifiedteacher with strongleadership potential, youcould be a deputy headafter 12 months and aHeadteacher after 4 yearswith our support.Apply online now atwww.future-leaders.org.

Jenny Paul, Save the Children
After watching the film “Slumdog Millionaire”, Pushpam Singh was so moved by the levels of poverty in India that she felt she had to do something about it. Her event this Saturday will raise money for Save the Children’s work in India. The event will include Indian music and dance performances by adults and children, along with a three course buffet dinner. Tickets are £20 for adults (over 12’s) and £10 for children (under 5’s free). It will be held at the Midland Indian Association, on Lower Forster Street in Walsall, WS1 1XB, this Saturday 21st March 2009, from 6pm till 11pm. To buy tickets, please contact Pushpam Singh on 07862 722238, or email her at psingh_68@yahoo.co.uk.

celebration of life charity show
roosterspake begin thier collaboration with sandwell breast unit 2009 with their fisrt fundraiser of the year . 14.000 was raised last year that now funds the COL group women under 50 who are undergoing various forms of treatment for BC at sandwell. Lozz hipkissand Billy Spake mon now work closely with the unit to continue to fund the running and expenses of the group in the memory of Billys lady susie dakin. They are using thier base for the omma un chain folk club which opens on sat april 11th at dudley golf club to have a night of BC entertainment with faggits and payes supper on sat may 9th........tickets are 7.50 with at least 5.00 going to the fund .. the event will have original music and performance from singers bands musicians and performers from all over the BC and tickets are available from lozz at 01384 231013 check out all other events on www.blackcountrypodcasting.com .....your support is welcome it will be a bostin night

Mrs Pamela Wilson
AN EVENING WITH SPIRIT MEDIUM DAVID TRAYNOR ON TUESDAY 31 MARCH AT THE VILLAGE HOTEL WALSALL. STARTS SHARP AT 7.30PM. TICKETS £12 NO CONCESSIONS. PHONE 01457 870036.DAVID IS AN AMAZING SPIRIT MEDIUM HE HAS JUST RETURNED FROM NEW YORK WHERE HE HAS BEEN HELPING THE 9/11 FAMILIES TO FIND PEACE AND COMFORT.THIS IS DAVID'S FIRST VISIT TO WALSALL A TREAT NOT TO BE MISSED. HIS GIFT WILL AMAZE. TO FIND OUT MORE GO ONTO www.davidtraynor.com AND READ WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY. HE IS THE AUTHER OF 'FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES' AND 'A BRIDGE TO ANGELS' WELL WORTH A READ BY 'JADE' PUBLISHING.

Ronnie Popple's Magic Show - Great Bridge
Join Tipton's very own magician at Great bridge library on saturday 28th march at 10.30 am for a special family magic show FREE admission by ADVANCE ticket only and tickets available from the library or by calling 0121 557 3277

Darkhouse Baptist Church, Coseley
We are holding our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 29th November 2pm at Darkhouse Baptist Church, Darkhouse Road, Coseley. We have lots of well-stocked stalls selling bargains and quality gifts for all. There will also be face painting, refreshments, and prizes galore! Santa will be making an appearance at 3pm and would love to see everyone (age is no barrier)! Come along and have some fun while you pick up some bargains in a warm and welcoming venue. For more information, call 01902 688909.

Family Freindly Events at Wolverhamton Art Gallery
Sparkly SensationsSat 6 December, 11am-4pmDesign your own dazzling Christmas decorations, shimmering wrapping paper and glittering cards in this family Saturday special, plus Christmas carol singing! Make a DateSat 3 January, 11am-1pmLook forward to the year ahead by making a calendar and decorating a diary using photographs of objects from Wolverhampton’s collections. Flying DragonsSaturday 7 February, 11am-1pmCelebrate the start of the Chinese New Year by making paper dragon puppets and wiggly felt snakes.Science Spectacular February Half Term WorkshopsMon 16 February – Fri 20 February11am – 1pmDrop in during half term to trap silly specimens in jars, cast ancient dinosaur teeth, create your very own planet and much more!Mon 16 February – silly specimens in jarsTue 17 February – cast ancient dinosaur teethWed 18 February – create your own planets and starsThu 19 February – hairy ape ancestorsFri 20 February – giant bacteria invadersall events are free.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery Family Events
Sparkly SensationsSat 6 December, 11am-4pmDesign your own dazzling Christmas decorations, shimmering wrapping paper and glittering cards in this family Saturday special, plus Christmas carol singing! Free and drop-in

BSP @ THE OLD WHARF, Digbeth, Brum.
For local 'live' music gigs in Birmingham on Saturday Nights with 5 talented bands and FREE ENTRY! Casual dress code, all lovers of music very welcome! go to www.myspace/blackscorpionpromotions

Philip Solomon, world famous Spiritualist Medium
Evening of Clairvoyance with Philip Solomon, world famous Spiritualist Medium, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock, Tuesday 4th November, 2008 at 7.30 pm. Philip Solomon, world famous Spiritualist Medium, the author of 12 best-selling books, feature writer for Psychic News and Psychic World and the Wolverhampton Express & Star's very own Psychic Agony Uncle, will be demonstrating his special gift of mediumship on Tuesday, 4th November, at 7.30pm at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Church Street, Cannock, WS11 1DE. All tickets £12.50, pay on the door or reserve at the Box Office on 01543 578762. Don't miss this event, when many will be reunited with their loved ones from the other side.

roosterspakes book launch
blackcountry festival organisers and musicians lozz hipkiss and billy spake man will launch the fisrt novel by angelo guidotti incollaboration with billy spakemon FOIANA DE VALFATORE on dec 6th at rowley conservative clun hawes lane rowley . it will be an evening of readings from the novel and signings plus members of the roosterspake muisc family will be playing original BC folk and Americana muisc. The event is free but seating is limited , the novel traces the life of guido guidotti and itaian immigrant who left his family in the early 50's to settle in the BC it took 8 years before they could reunie a wonder foul story of struggle and strength.

Startime Variety
Pantomime 'The True Story of Sleeping Beauty' written by Mike Clifford Venue The Cornbow Hall, Halesowen. Dates: Saturday 31st January - Saturday 7th February 2009 Tickets available on:07870 771708 or visit www.startimevariety.co.uk for news and show information.

Philip Solomon Psychic Medium to the Stars
I will be demonstrating clairvoyance/mediumship at the Connaught Hotel, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton on Wednesday 22nd October, 7.30 pm start. Tickets £8.00 on the door. Tel: 01902 424433. Everyone is welcome so please tell friends and acquaintances. If you know anyone who needs or wants healing after the show, do bring them along. Please note my last show at the Connaught Hotel was a complete sell-out with not a spare seat to be had thanks to all of you that came along, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.Also, it is time to book your tickets for the Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock. All seats cost £12.50. This is my last theatre show of the year. Next year I shall be concentrating on TV and radio work. The tickets are very low price for a theatre, to give all my fans and friends a chance to be there. Contact the Box Office on 01543 578762 to avoid disappointment you may not be able to get a ticket later.Love and Light to you all and kindest regards, Philip Solomon

Animal Man comes to Tipton
Half term fun is guaranteed for the children when Roger Pearson, the Animal man, calls into Tipton Town on Monday 27th October with a collection of animals. Fun for all the family is guaranteed. He will be appearing at Great Bridge Library at 11.30am and Tipton Library at 2.30pm FREE admission by ADVANCE ticket. For tickets or more information please call Great Bridge Library on 0121 557 3277 or Tipton Library on 0121 557 1796

Tipton Library
Half term fun is guaranteed for the children when the Krazy Kat theatre Company calls into Tipton Library on Wednesday 29th October with a special puppet theate production of Little Red Riding Hood. Fun for all the family. Performance starts at 6.30pm and admission is by advance ticket. Tickets are priced £3 full and £1.50 concessions. For tickets or more information please call the library on 0121 557 1796

jan
Playgroupfor children 2years+week day mornings 9.30 to 11.20@ quinton methodist church Opposite quinton cinemaRegistered with dudley child care. call in or ring jan on 07929196233

Victory Painting Group
We have our annual Exhibition on 16/17th August 11a.m. to 4.30p.m. Everyone is welcome to view our stunning pictures produced by well known artists who paint for pleasure. Most of us are considered to be senior citizens but we don't! We are lively, innovative and full of joie de vivre!-enjoying our talents and open to new techniques.Come and see our preparations for our exhibition by sending along a reporter and camera crew any Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 3p.m. at Victory Hall.Greyhound Lane, (next to Greyhound Pub. Lower Penn. Wolverhampton.Contact Tony Toghill on 01902-753497 0r mobile: 0777 991 5563. Please don't dissappoint us - we are relying on you! Many thanks.

Lifesavers Lottery
We will be helping with the tin collecting at Tesco in Kidderminster on Saturday 18th October 2008 for Macmillan Cancer Relief. Come and support us please.

Julia Siviter
Quarry Bank Operatic Society presents "Camelot" at Netherton Arts Centre, Northfield Road, Netherton, DY2 9ER from Tuesday 23rd September to Saturday 27th September. A lavish medieval production telling the story of King Arthur and is Knights of the Round Table and the fated love triangle with his Queen, Guenevere and best friend Lancelot. A show full of popular songs such as "If ever I would leave you" nad "I wonder what the king is doing tonight". Tickets priced at £10 and £11 and available on 01384 820902 or visit our website qbos.co.uk.

CLOUDWATCHERS/TALLOW FALLS
THE 1ST Hall Green Semi Acoustic Summit, takes place on Sat 2nd August, doors 3pm.,at Hall Green Baptist Church Hall, Stratford Rd. (opp Hall Green Library). With 2 bands and incorporating an open mic. spot, we are hoping to hold these celebrations of singing, music and the spoken word, every 6 weeks(ish). Come along and be part of this new community initiative. FREE ADMISSION - families welcome. For more info. call John on 07787 596268.

City of Wolverhampton Choir
Songs for a Summer's EveningThe City of Wolverhampton Choir will be performing a concert version of Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial by Jury, plus opera choruses and other light-hearted music on Saturday 5 July at 7.30pm at the Newhampton Arts Centre. Tickets £8, concessions £6, students and U18s free. See www.cityofwolverhamptonchoir.org.uk for more details.

The Church@Broad Street, Wolverhampton
Free special event of music & fun at the Church@ Broad Street, Wolverhampton, featuring the Rivers of Joy Singers of Ettingshall, with trivia and light refreshments on Sunday 29th June 2008@ 6.30p.m to 7.45p.m. Open to all free.Why not come along with a quiz team or join others there and form one. Family fun evening.Further infor telephone -01902-424604

Lifesavers Lottery
We are holding a fundraising Barn Dance on Saturday 19th July 2008. All proceeds raised will be going directly to Macmillan Cancer Relief. Tickets are £9 per adult and £4.50 per child and includes a fish & chip supper. The event takes place at the Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge and tickets are available by calling Tracy Thomas on 01384 341 673 or by emailing lifesaverslottery@email.com. Thank you.

experience muisc in the caves
august the 2nd in the evening see a very unique experience. RoosterSpake the BC festival and entertainment organisers have been working with dudley canal trust to put on a show of BC folk and spoken word as part of the trip which goes through dudley tunnel and into the 'singing cave' the cost inclusive of the trip is 5.00 and it will be a very special experience. the boat will take you through the tunnel into the caves where lozz, billy phil emmi and kieth will be waiting to entertain the audience for about an hour.this is a winderful chance to not only see the wonder of the tunnel and caves but enoy local talent in a very unique way. enquiries through lozz@blackcountrypodcasting or 01384 231013 very limited please support as it is a venture it is hoped will continue through the summer and rest of 2008

Seeing Dragons in the Clouds at Bilston Craft Gall
Seeing Dragons in the Clouds at Bilston Craft Gallery from 28 June provides an insight into the imaginative world of craft. Inspired by the ordinary and mundane, found objects have been transformed into wild beasts, magical forms, jewellery and sculpture by 9 different makers. Families and children are invited to take part in the exhibition which celebrates the art of the imagination on the family fun day, Saturday 28 June from 11am. Be one of the first to see the exhibition and take part in printmaking and sculpture making. All of the objects have been specially made for the exhibition and they include an installation of papier-mâché objects by Scottish artist Robert Callender, and a series of folded and cut paper sculptures inspired by weird and wonderful animals by recent graduate Heidi Daish. What makes this exhibition special is that learning and fun are at its core. Family groups are welcomed and are invited to get involved in a range of hands-on activities provided. Also a special Activities Booklet accompanies the exhibition to help children interact with and learn from the artwork at the Gallery and later at home.

Philip Solomon
Philip Solomon, world famous Spiritualist medium, Express & Star's Psychic Agony Uncle, Psychic News feature writer, Author and Broadcaster, will be giving a demonstration of Mediumship at the Dormston CentreTheatre, Mill Bank, Sedgley, West Midlands, DY3 1SN, on Saturday 14th June at 7.30 pm. Tickets £12.50. Tel 01384 816388/9.A wonderful evening when many will be reunited with their loved ones form the other side. Book now to avoid disappointment

Walsall Samaritans
TUESDAY 1ST JULY 2008:Information Evening - an opportunity to find out more about Walsall Samaritans and what it is like to volunteer with us. Held at our Centre in Bott Lane, Walsall, the event starts at 7.30 pm and lasts about one and a half hours. The session includes a presentation about our work and time for you to ask questions. If you feel drawn to supporting people in emotional difficulty, want to meet like-minded people, want to use your skills and develop new ones - if you've ever thought you'd like to be part of Samaritans, then do come along. Want an invite? - contact us on our Volunteer Enquiry number, 07852 770202, or write to us at Samaritans of Walsall & District Bott Lane Walsall WS1 2JQ. You can also send us an email to volunteering@walsallsamaritans.org.uk.

Pat Nimmo
GREEN FAITH DAY JUNE 14thDudley Inter-Faith Network, Churches in Brierley Hill and FOE Birmingham are organising a ‘Green Faith Day’ on 14th June 2008 from 10am until 3pm at Brierley Hill Methodist Church, Bank Street, Brierley Hill. The day will bring people of faith and no faith together to focus on green issues and find out about ‘green living in every day life’. During the day there will be a number of workshops focused on green activities, including living greener lives,making our buildings more eco-friendly,climate change thermometers, being faith ambassadors for climate change. In the morning session a series of speakers representing different faiths, including Christianity (Eco-Congregation, Operation Noah)and Islam (MINE) will explain their religion’s view of living in harmony with the planet and current thinking on the climate change debate. They will be joined by Chris Crean from Friends of the Earth and Tim Sunter from BHRP, who will share their thoughts on ‘green living’ and the environmental challenges.Lunch will be provided by the local Sikh community. Throughout the afternoon a market place will provide delegates with the opportunity to browse and buy from stalls run by a variety of environmental and green organisations and facepainting! More information from: Pat Nimmo CTiBH 01384 853044 revpat@mac.com

Sandwell Central Library
Louis Ferrante - Ex Mafia insider and USA Federal Prison Inmate comes to West Bromwich Town Hall on Tuesday 24 June 08 at 7.30 to talk about his memoir 'Tough Guy'. Tickets are £3.00 and £1.50 concessionary and are available from the Central Library on 0121 569 4911

Walsall Samaritans
Fundraising events coming up in the next few months: Saturday 7th June - Coffee Morning between 10 am and noon - don't miss the home-made cakes! Location: Anchor Road, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8PT; Sunday 22nd June - St Thomas of Canterbury Parish Centre - performance by SOS Praise Band and an afternoon tea - Location: DARTMOUTH AVENUE WALSALL WS3 1SP; Thursday 24TH July - For a night out with a difference, come to our Fashion Show at the Central Hall, Walsall. Tickets cost £5, and the show starts at 7.30 pm. Lots of styles for you to enjoy and buy...at discount prices! Location: Ablewell Street WS1 2EQ; Saturday 9TH August - Tony & Marie Newton are opening their award winning 'Four Seasons' Garden in aid of Samaritans. Admission is £3, and tea and biscuits are available for a small charge. The garden is open between 10 am and 6 pm. The Garden is a past winner of Walsall in Bloom and 2007 winner of the Daily Mail National Gardens Competition 2007 - its well worth a visit. See more about the garden at: www.fourseasonsgarden.co.uk - Location: Four Seasons, 26 Buchanan Road, Walsall WS4 2EN. Details of all our events www.walsallsamaritans.org.uk - enquiries: fundraising enquiries: fundraising@walsallsamaritans.org.uk 07803 816013

Startime Variety
'The Journey To Victory' their latest production a mixture of music for all ages to be staged at the Cornbow Hall, Halesowen2nd-5th July 2008Tickets:07870771708For Society news and show info visit www.startimevariety.co.uk

Photographer looking for ginger models
Hello, I'm a Dudley based photographer, with a studio in Birmingham's jewellery quarter and currently studying towards an MA Fine Art at Wolverhampton University.I'm looking for participants for my new project which is all about the Melancortin-1 Receptor or "ginger gene" which some scientists claim will die out within the next century or so.I am looking for male and female models of all ages who have the red-hair gene - to be photographed at my studio. I will give a print to each participant and selected images will be used in my forthcoming exhibitions. My wife and sister-in-law will be taking part. I am having particular difficulty getting male participants at the moment.David Rannwww.davidrann.comTel: 07743551900

Claire Walsh
New Cross Hospital is giving visitors the Va Va Voom Treatment!The hospital's League of Friends has generously funded a special kind of Mobility Scooter... special because it has a passenger seat. That means volunteers can drive visitors (and patients if necessary) around the hospital, to avoid them getting overly tired or lost. All we need now is a team of volunteers!The scooter is great fun to drive, and will make a huge difference to people visiting the hospital, so this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting a feel-good factor in their lives. If you can help (or know anyone who could) please get in touch with the Volunteer Services Manager on 01902 694111, email claire.walsh@rwh-tr.nhs.uk or visit www.royalwolverhamptonhospitals.nhs.uk for a Volunteer Application Form. Get moving and make a difference today!

Geo Meadows
Sedgley Morris Men are inviting new members - visit our Thursday night practice - 0121 6810891

Susan Albrighton
Tipton Town Ladies FCNew club formed, playing at Tipton Sports Acadamy, please contact Susan@lexonuk.com or fehmail@yahoo.co.uk for details

1st Lower Gornal Scout Group
Have you got bored kids? We have limited vacancies in all sections at the moment, Beavers Monday nights (6-8 years), Cubs Tuesday nights (8-10 years) and Scouts weds nights (10-14 years). we accept all faiths and girls as well as boys. We meet at Cotwall End Rd, Lower Gornal and providean exciting range of weekly activities as well as weekend camps and day Trips. For more information please contact Simon on 08450 946125. Adult helpers and Leaders also welcome- its a great way to make friends

Mr G Hall
I think the concept of Youth4em is great...Keep up the good work kids.

Kicfm
Kicfm is a youth radio station based on the Compton Park Campus of Wolverhampton University. We are currently looking for young people aged between 16-24 to get involved in our Internet radio broadcast. Whether you want to try your hand at presenting your own show, writing/reading the news or getting involved in the wide variety of 'behind the scenes' work that goes into running a radio station - We'll give you the training and skills you need to do it properly. Alternatively, if radio's not your thing and you're involved in some OTHER voluntary activity that is of some benefit to the community*, we can offer you a reward for all of your hard work! Millennium Volunteer’s is a government initiative designed to reward young people (aged 16-24) who volunteer their time and get involved in the local community. When the young person achieves targets of 100 and 200 volunteer hours, they are awarded with two Certificates of Achievement, which are recognised by Colleges, Universities and employers up and down the country. Kicfm are responsible for issuing Millennium Volunteer awards in the Wolverhampton and Black Country. *examples include mentoring activities, sports coaching, drama or music group that put on public performances If you are interested by anything in this post and want to get involved in Kicfm or Millennium volunteers, call 01902 420 296 or sign up via the Kic website: www.kicfm.com/join Thanks, Kicfm

Trina Parker
Halesowen St John Ambulance need more volunteers. Please pop along to our meeting nights (Over 18's Monday night 7.30 to 9.30 & under 18's Wednesday night 6.45 to 8.45)& learn what we do for the local community. It is great fun as well as learning to save lives etc. Come along, it's free & there is no obligation to join, just have a look at what we do. We are at the St John Headquarters, Manor Lane (turn into the Halesowen Cycling & Athletic Club entrance & then 1st Right), Halesowen, West Midlands.

John Nelson
Local Camara Club Great Barr Photographic society United Reformed Church Hall Newton Road/ Hampstead Road Great Barr Birmingham Very Popular and Friendly Club Meeting Every Thursday 7.30pm for 8.00pm Start

Bloxwich Phoenix Rotary Club
We meet weekly on Sunday evenings, at the Sir Robert Peel public house, Bell Lane, Bloxwich, WS3 2JS; unlike many Rotary clubs we do not eat at meetings, but we do, of course, enjoy a drink or two and generally finish the meeting with a speaker or some other entertainment. The meetings start at 7.45pm, and are normally over by around 9.30pm. Our club is relatively new, having been chartered in September 2003, and we have a relatively young age span (currently from mid 20s to early 50s). Men and women are, of course, equally welcome. If you would like to find out more, or come along to one of our meetings to see for yourself what it's like, please leave a message on 0870 458 1696 or send an email to secretary@bloxwichphoenix.net. We also have a website which will give you a bit more information about what we get up to - www.bloxwichphoenix.net

One Hoot Rebels Country and Western Club
We are a fairly new Country and Western Club (est July 2004). We hold a music night once a month at Shepwell Green Social Club, Bilston Lane, Willenhall, WV13 2QF. We have live bands, line dancing, raffles and a fast draw competition. All the money we raise this year will go to County Air Ambulance. Last year we donated money to New Cross Neo Natal Unit. For more Information you can visit our web site http://onehootrebels.tripod.com or call 01902 562032 mobile 07956 461776

Halesowen and Stourbridge NCT
The National Childbirth Trust is the largest and best known childbirth and parenting charity in Europe. It wants all parents to have an experience of pregnancy, birth and parenthood that enriches their lives and gives them confidence in being a member. Stourbridge and Halesowen branch of the NCT gives support to new parents by providing a wide range of services, as well as a friendly network of local mums. We meet together for coffee and a chat on a weekly basis and hold a number of family activities and fundraising events throughout the year. Call 0870 220 5831 for details. Email halesowen-stourbridge-nct@hotmail.co.uk Website www.nct.org.uk

AL-ANON
Al-Anon Family Groups are self help groups which give support and friendship to relatives and friends of alcoholics. There are no fees (members are invited to make a voluntary contribution). We are do not have any religious, or political affiliation. The only requirement for joining us is that your life has been affected by someone close to you being an alcoholic. You are welcome to join us at our local meeting at The Health Centre, Albion Street Brierley Hill. We meet on Monday evenings at 8.00 p.m. If you would like more information, or details of other meetings please phone the Al-Anon helpline 020 7403 0888

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