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Blood Donor Sessions in Aldridge usually run from 13:30 to 15:30 and then from 16:30 up to 19:30. To book appointments call 0845 7 711 711. to check dates and locations click here

May 2010 Events

Free...Green-fingered Garden Day Event for everyone in Walsall at Walsall Arboretum on the 1st May 2010. Walsall Arboretum Garden Volunteers Jackie Cocken and Jo Lester are staging an event 'Traditional Country Crafts - How we used to live' in the Arboretum extension alongside the Woodland Wildlife Learning Garden on Saturday 1 May 2010 between 2pm and 4pm. Jackie and Jo are both retired teachers who taught at Blackwood School in Streetly and now encourage young people and school groups to visit their garden at their Arboretum. A wide variety of skills will be demonstrated at the event including basket weaving, spoon making, hurdle making, woodcarving, blacksmithing and spinning and weaving. In addition to this there will be a 'get planting' stall where gardening advice will be available as well as plants for sale. The "Museum on the Move" bus will be on site, and staff from Walsall Leather Museum will contribute to the activities. Not only is this event FREE OF CHARGE, but children will be given a free Lucky Dip for a PRIZE. It should be an afternoon experience not to be missed of interest to all age groups. FREE PARKING will be available at the Grange Car Park Broadway North which is approximately 150 metres from the event. Meanwhile the Woodland Wildlife Learning Garden is looking particularly attractive at this time. It is usually open at weekend afternoons. For further information ring Jackie Cocken on 01922 627354.

Thursday May 6th Ever see a shooting star? Want to know more about it ? Talk and slide show at Walsall Astronomy Club about Meteors and comets by expert Colin Steel at 7.30 for 8pm at Rushall Olympic Football Club, Dales Lane (off Daw End Lane) Rushall. £2 on the door. For more info 01922 632 624

Monday, 10th May Aldridge Local History Society meeting at Aldridge Parish Church starting at 7.30pm. 'Origin and Legacy of the 'Royal Oak' by A.N.Lewis.
visit Aldridge Local History Society website here

Wednesday, 12th May, Aldridge Reading Group at Aldridge Library 4.45pm -5.45pm Tel 01922 655569

Wednesday, 19th May, Jackie Kay, award winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays at Streetly Library, 11.15am - 12.15pm. Tel 01922 654864

Thursday 20 may 2010, An Evening of Meditation and Relaxation, suitable for beginners, 7.30 to 9 at Rushall Community Centre, Springfields, Rushall WS4 1JT. contact Michelle at Bliss Yoga and Relaxation, 0791 015 8275 or

Regular Aldridge area meetings, groups, clubs and events listed by day of week


Monday SIMPLY PILATES with Diane Harrold Shelfield sports academy 7-8pm intermed Phone: 01922 454705

Monday PROUD Dance Classes, 4.30 – 5.30pm At Tynings Lane Church
Tynings Lane, Aldridge, WS9 0AS. Every Monday evening during school term time only. The classes are for children of Reception age upwards and last an hour proving fun in an informal setting and they are introducing children to a selection of Musical tastes and dances. Emma who runs the dance classes, teaches at the local school and has her own dance academy and she has had lots of experience with children with special needs having done work for MENCAP. These classes are totally FREE to children with Down’s syndrome and their siblings or just £2 for per child. Email or text or phone 07951019506 to book a place.

Monday meeting of Aldridge Philatelic Society at 7.30pm. Talks and displays of stamps, postal history and postcards. Meet at Aldridge Community Centre, Middlemore Lane, Aldridge. Contact Mr A.M. Cornforth on Telephone No. 0121 605 3106.


Every Tuesday "Eye Clinic" between 10am and 2pm at the Walsall Centre for Independent Living in Bridge Street, Walsall, Janet Porter, Eye Clinic liaison officer, will be on hand to offer emotional support, information on various visual impairments such as macular degeneration, diabetes and cataracts and advice on equipment and other services to help people experiencing sight loss to stay independent. call 01922 627683 or 01922 650790 for more info or an appointment time.

Tuesday Walsall Wood Camera Club website meet at 8.00pm at St. John's Community Hall, St. John's Church, Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood, Walsall.

Tuesday SIMPLY PILATES with Diane Harrold Shenstone St johns Church Hall 10.00 11.00am Phone: 01922 454705

Tuesday Little Steps Gym organised by Thao Lam. special offer for Mums and Babies up to 15 months "Four sessions for £ 12.00". A saving of £2 over 4 weeks. Venue is at Walsall Wood Methodist Church, Lichfield Rd, Walsall Wood, WS9 9NP Time for Steps babies is 11.00am.
All email enquiries are welcome

Tuesday meeting, Aldridge Running Club The Stick & wicket Club, Cricket Club website in Aldridge at 7.15 pm, call Tony Jones on 01922 722607. Aldridge Running Club website

Tuesday Line Dancing classes at Aldridge Community Centre (Regular event each Tuesday)
Absolute Beginner 9-15am - 10-15am (new class starts September 8th )
Beginner + 1 year 10-30am - 11-30am,
improvers 11-45am - 1-15pm,
intermediates 1-30pm - 3-30pm. at Aldridge Community Centre.
New members are very welcome, just call Pat Harris on 0121 308 5192
Email Enquiries welcome

Tuesday Super Slim Club meets at 7pm
Walsall Wood Club, claim your free consultation with Coleen Allen your Personal Weight Loss Consultant at The Royal Exchange, High Street, Walsall Wood, Walsall. Free Diet and Weight Loss Consultation

2nd Tuesday each month Aldridge Flower Club meet at 7.30 p.m. at Aldridge Youth Theatre
Aldridge, Walsall.

4th Tuesday each month Aldridge Flower Club meet at 7.30 p.m. at Community Centre Aldridge
Aldridge, Walsall.

Tuesday Bliss yoga class at Leighswood School, Broadmeadow, Aldridge on Tuesday nights 7.30 till 9, all welcome. For more info check out Bliss Yoga Website or call Michelle on 01922 624182.


Wednesday Ballroom Latin Dance class at Aldridge Community Centre
The Intermediate ballroom/latin class is 8.30pm to 9.15pm
The beginners ballroom /latin class is 9.15pm to 10pm
Contact Gwyneth Dawson on 07812 364660
(New class starting 7th January)

Wednesday Fairtrade coffee shop open at St. Thomas Church 9.00 till 10.30. (every wednesday)

Wednesday Aldridge Bridge Club meet at 7:15 till 10pm in Aldridge Community Centre (Regular meeting each Wednesday Evening)

First Wednesday of each month, Age Concern Walsall, Advocacy Service,holds a surgery at the Walsall Centre for Independent Living in Bridge Street, Walsall to help residents aged 18 or more with physical, sensory impairment or a mental health issues gain access to information and services, write letters, or attend meetings plus a range of other assistance. To get more information or to talk in confidence to a trained advocate, call Kerry on 01922 638835 or Roy on 01922 650790.

2nd Wednesday of each month regular meeting of Aldridge Reading Group at Aldridge Library, 4.45pm - 5.45pm. Tel 01922 655569.

4th Wednesday of the month the Lynn & Stonnall Conservation & Historical Society meet at 7.30 p.m. in the wooden Youth and Community Centre in Main Street, Stonnall, Walsall, Staffordshire, WS9 9DX, next door to st Peters, the village school. Contact name: Mr Peter Terry Tel: 01543 372410


Thursday SIMPLY PILATES with Diane Harrold Shelfield sports academy 7-8pm mixed Phone: 01922 454705

Thursday SIMPLY PILATES with Diane Harrold Shenstone St johns Church Hall 9.30- 10.30 am Phone: 01922 454705

Thursday Aldridge Library Cradle Club (Mother & Toddler group) pm 10.30-12.00 . Telephone: 01922 655569

Thursday 8.30 pm Walsall Astronomical Society meeting, a small group of stargazers who meet there every Thursday for talks, slide shows, to look at the sky through telescopes or just to chat over a beer. Rushall Olympic Football Club, Dales Lane, Rushall, Walsall, WS4 1LJ

Thursday evening pub quiz at The WhiteHouse in Aldridge 9pm start with a £15 meal voucher to be won plus win free beer, also at end of quiz a chance to win cash anything from £50 to £80, this is a fun quiz so not to serious, but come early to get a seat. Quiz master Dave Watts welcomes all new contestants for a fun night !

Thursday Aldridge Photographic Society Meeting at 7.45pm till 10pm in Aldridge Community Centre

Thursday Aldridge Bridge Club meet at 1.15 pm till 4.15 pm in Aldridge Community Centre

Thursday Anchorage over 55 Club Meet at 1 till 4 pm for socialising with the only boules pitch in Walsall, bingo, bowling and other activities. For more information find us at the Anchorage Club, Leighswood road, near the new flats and community centre in Aldridge or call 01922 451599 and speak with Margaret or call 01543 370372 to speak with Geoff.

Thursday Ballroom / Latin dancing classes held at Queen Mary's Grammar School Sutton Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 2PG. The beginner's class starts at 7pm but the dance school caters for all standards. It's a really friendly class and we have loads of fun as well as learning new skills. Check out the website Dance x treme


Friday Walsall Handspinners meet every Friday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Anchorage Club ( opposite the Community Centre) in Aldridge. A friendly and informal group of all ages who share their skills and interests in working with any type of fibre including wool, silk, cotton, dog hair, cashmere, angora, linen and man made fibres.
Spinning - Fleece Sorting - Basket Making - Weaving - Dyeing - Peg Looms
Felting - Knitting - Paper Making - Crochet - Tapestry - Tatting - Rug Making
Japanese Maru Dai Braids - Inkle and Tablet Weaving....all Visitors are very welcome.


Saturday Card making workshop is hosted by "Gifts From The Heart" who are stockists of a huge range of card making, crafts and scrap booking supplies including products from Woodware, Hero Art Stamps, Flowersoft and Hot Off The Press. please call Mandy on 0121 360 4144 for more details.Gifts from the heart website

1st Saturday each month Charity Coffee Morning at Aldridge Methodist Church
Anchor Road, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8PT


Sunday Aldridge & District Dog Training Club
meet weekly on Sunday mornings ( NOT Bank Holidays) starting 10.30 to 11.30am. at Aldridge Airport
Aldridge Dog Training Club

First Sunday of each month, Walsall Group of Advanced Motorists.
The Walsall Group has been established in Walsall for many years and has enabled hundreds of motorists, of all ages, to improve their driving skills and pass their I.A.M. Advanced Driving Test. Our friendly group, which is manned by fully qualified volunteers, meets at Aldridge Community Centre on the first Sunday of every month at 9.30 a.m. If you would like to enjoy driving more, make yourself a safer driver, drive more economically and have the opportunity of discounted motor insurance, discounted AA and RAC membership and lots more, then come and meet us. contact us about our next Institute of Advanced Motorists course, please ring us for full details of how to join.
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If you would like to speak to someone about our group or to answer any questions you may have about the course please phone:- Secretary – Shirley Mills – 0121 358 3022

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Additional June 2010 Events

Friday, 4th June, Claire Morrall, award winning author at Aldridge Library 2.15pm - 3.15pm. Tel 01922 655569

Monday, 14th June Aldridge History Society meeting at Aldrige Parish Church starting at 7.30pm. Peter Ford discusses the history of this church.
visit Aldridge Local History Society website here

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