Most events are suspended during the current crisis: Please use contact details listed below for further information
Piloxing Classes: fusion of Pilates/ boxing /dance. ALL levels of fitness. Tues 9.30am (Alvechurch), Tues 7pm (Barnt Green) and Sat 8.45am (Burcot).
Info from Alison: 07790 916947, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: ‘Exercise with Alison Benford’
Burcot Niddie Noddies spinning group meets on the 3rd Sat each month, 10am–1pm at Burcot Garden Centre, B60 1PW. Open to all crafters, not just spinners. Bring your own chair.
Phone Kim Neale on 0121 445 1677, or drop by, for more details.
Cost £3 to include a drink and cake.
Tardebigge church choir is seeking new recruits!
The choir, based at St Bartholomew’s (B60 3AH) is struggling with declining numbers due to age and health, but still sings in four parts at morning and evening services on Sundays, plus weddings and funerals.
They particularly need a bass or bass-baritone, but all parts are welcome!
Pop along to a practice on Sat at 10am (except January) or contact Robert Barnett on 01527 542491.
Chess Club meets every Sat morning from 11am–12noon, run by an experienced player and coach. It provides an opportunity to play friendly games and to participate in lessons and coaching.
Open to juniors (with parents) and adults at all levels of ability from beginners to grandmasters. No charge.
For any enquiries, pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email email@example.com or see Facebook.
Alvechurch Library is hosting free Art and Craft Workshops for everyone, every Sat from 2.15–3.45pm (term-time only).
Learn new skills to enhance your life and meet new people in your area. Work together on your piece of art and share experiences and skills in an informal and friendly session.
All necessary materials provided and best of all, sessions are FREE. Please contact Natalia on 07866 425986 or visit https://www.womenclub.uk for further info.
For any enquiries about events, pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the Facebook page.
For Adult Learning courses, pop in to pay by cash or cheque, or book online by card.
The Circassian Circle Barndancing Club runs on the first Saturday each month at Rowney Green Village Hall from 7.45pm.
£5 per person to include sandwich, tea and cake! Please ring Sandra on 01527 545002 if you are planning to attend.
Kettlercise Classes at Blackwell Methodist Hall, Greenhill, B60 1BL. HIIT class Sat 8.15am (also classes on Mon 7.15–8.15pm, Weds 7.30–8.30pm).
Kettlebells provided, all welcome. Contact Louise: 07792 229837. Facebook: ‘Kettlercise with Louise: North Bromsgrove’.
Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club wants lovely new members! Weekly rides, hotel and hostel weekends away, cycle camping adventures, social outings and much much more. Beginners and seasoned cyclists welcome.
Rides take place on Tuesdays and Sundays, usually meeting at 9am at 3CJ Cycle Centre, Longbridge Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2UT.
Call Deb on 07738 982161, email email@example.com or see https://www.longbridgecyclingclub.com
Saracen Cycling Club is seeking new members. Men, ladies, beginners, and regular riders are all welcome.
The long-established club has two runs on Sundays, both with a cafe stop.
The quicker run leaves from The Forest pub in Lickey End at 9.30am (A38 near Bromsgrove) for a ride of 60-70 miles @ approx 17mph.
The slower run leaves Rednal (by the Chinese restaurant at the old tram terminus at the top of Cofton Park) at 9.15am for a ride of 50-60 miles @ approx 15mph.
See https://www.saracenroadclub.com or call Ivor on 0121 453 2287.
Kings Norton Rhinos offers contact and non-contact rugby for children from Reception to Year 12. A safe and friendly introduction to rugby – and plenty of outdoor fun and exercise!
Training takes place at KNRFC Ash Lane, Hopwood, on Sundays from 10–11.30am. Contact Steve Washington on 07771 911209 or visit https://www.knrfc.co.uk
NEW Ravens (North East Worcestershire Ravens Rugby League Club) play at Kings Norton Rugby Club, Hopwood Park, Ash Lane, Hopwood.
Playing opportunities for men’s open age, juniors, women and girls. Juniors and “little leaguers” train each Sun from 10.30am.
Masters RL is played for over-35s, with modified rules to suit different age cohorts, shown by different coloured shorts.
New players always welcome, regardless of experience, as are any supporters to this family-orientated club.
Further details at https://www.newravens.net
Bromsgrove & Redditch Badminton Club welcomes players for social and league play. Playing Sunday evenings 5.40 to 7.40pm. Details from Steve Whittaker 07805 051456.
Adult Coached Swim Training every Sunday 6pm–7pm at Bromsgrove Sports and Leisure Centre (School Drive, B60 1AY).
Contact Andrew Cunnell on 0121 445 5210 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All swimmers welcome.
Bingo every Wednesday and Sunday evening at the Alvechurch Sports & Social Club. First games start at 8.30pm in the lounge.
Non-members welcome, phone 0121 445 2121 for more info.
Lickey Baby & Toddler Group meets on Mon and Thurs mornings 9.30–11.30am, term time only. Have a hot drink while your children play in Lickey Trinity Centre (Parish Hall), Old Birmingham Road.
For more info call Caroline on 07511 660727, email email@example.com or find ‘Lickey Baby & Toddler Group’ on Facebook.
Term-Time Yoga Classes: Mondays 9.30–10.30am, Cofton Hackett Village Hall.
Classes £7.50 each with 4 weeks payable up front. Equipment provided.
Please contact Sarah on 07970 072038 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Men in Sheds is a group for those who have retired or been made redundant and want to spend time with like-minded people.
The Bromsgrove group meets Mon–Thurs, 10am–2pm at Unit 1, Metals & Ores Industrial Estate, Stoke Prior B60 4JZ.
More info at https://www.ageuk.org.uk
Tai Chi (Qigong) sessions in Alvechurch Village Hall on Mondays 10–11am (with Steve Taylor) and Fridays 11am–12noon (with Nigel Ryan), both £2.50 per session.
Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. For more details call 07966 069956.
The ‘Crafty Ladies’ craft group meets every Monday morning in Alvechurch Library from 11am–1pm, with knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting etc.
An informal and self running group that uses shared library space. More info on 01905 822722.
Redditch Rotary Club meets Monday lunchtimes at the Abbey Hotel, Hither Green Lane, Redditch, B98 9BE. You would be very welcome to join in.
Want to be involved, hear interesting speakers, and serve your community? Want to know more? Contact Peter Williams on 01527 60277.