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Young at Heart Club - Exeter

Event Date: 
20/03/2015 - 1:30pm to 27/03/2015 - 1:30pm
Venue: 
St Sidwells Community Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter

The Young at Heart Club is a for men and woman who are 50 years young or more.

You are welcome to go along if you like music, games, quizzes, fascinating talks, bingo or just meeting people and making new friends.

The club gives people the opportunity to have fun in a relaxed environment. Meetings are every Friday from 1.30pm-3.30pm at St Sidwell’s Community Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter.

The programme for the next few weeks is as follows:

Friday 13 March: Stroke Association – Their work

Friday 20 March: From Sri Lanka to Exeter

Friday 27...

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Authored by Mary Youlden
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Authored by Attention Media
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