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THE MAN SHED – Open to men 18 or over, The Man Shed offers an informal and welcoming space where men can get together to share and learn new skills, socialise and work on both individual and community based woodwork and furniture restoration projects.

The shed is based at 41 Chiswell, (by the side of the Ocean Bay Chinese Take Away)     Open Monday 10am–12.30pm and 1.30–4pm, Wednesday and Fridays 10am–12.30pm. £15 life membership + £5 per 2.5hr session. 

PORTLAND LOTTERY DRAW – Next draw on Friday 14th December. £1 a ticket, available from the ICA office and Cards ‘n’ Celebrations, Easton.

PRIZE BINGO Come along to the St George’s Centre, Reforne on Friday the 26th October. Doors open 1.30pm. Eyes down 2pm. Great prizes. Everyone welcome.

CHESIL ART (CHAT) – Every Tuesday, 1.30pm–3.30pm Group meets at St. John’s Hall, Ventnor Road, Fortuneswell.  Members can enjoy painting or sketching alongside others in a friendly and welcoming environment, using a range of materials. Suitable for beginners upwards. Tutor support. Materials can be borrowed for the first few sessions.

GET TOGETHER CLUB ‘SEATED’ EXERCISE CLASS’ – Every Thursday, 10.30am-11.30am at the YMCA, Reforne, Portland. Gentle exercise to improve fitness, strengthen joints, increase inner core strength, keep you moving and improve stability to prevent falls. Tutor led. £3 per session (including refreshments). Transport available at £3 return.

OSTEOCISE EXERCISE CLASS – Every Monday, 10am-11am at the Girt Hall, St Georges Centre, Reforne. Features seated and standing exercises, stretching, stamina and core strengthening work. Ideal for joint problems, including arthritis and osteoporosis. Supports weight loss. Helps maintain and improve mobility. Tutor led. £3 per session. 

FIT+ EXERCISE CLASS – Every Wednesday, 11.30am –12.30pm at the YMCA, Reforne. Tutor led. Features cardio and core muscle strengthening exercises with a ‘hint of disco-ball.’ £3 per session

THE COMMUNITY CROONERS – Every Tuesday, 10.00–11.30am in the Girt Hall, St Georges Centre, Reforne. Singing group for the over 50s. Runs. Suitable for those looking to fill their morning with fun, music and friends, in a safe and welcoming environment. Regular public performances. Cost £3 per session (including refreshments). 

THE FORGET-ME-NOT SONGSTERS (DEMENTIA FRIENDLY) – A friendly and welcoming community based signing group, with each activity and song carefully chosen to keep the mind stimulated. Open to all. Great for anyone who has concerns about their memory. Dementia friendly.

Runs alternate Wednesdays. Next session is the 24th October, 10.00-11.30am at the C2000 Hall, Easton. £3 per session (including refreshments).

COMMUNITY CAR & MINIBUS (wheelchair friendly) – The community car is available for all your appointments and shopping trips. Advanced booking is essential. This service operates on donations with volunteer drivers.

SHOPPING SERVICE FOR PORTLAND’S OVER 55s – ICA runs regular Thursday and Friday mornings shopping service to Tesco, Easton. Cost £3 return. Call ICA to book.


23rd – SAINSBURY/MORRISONS Shopping, £6.00 from Portland, £5.00 from Wyke

NB: Refreshments are not included in the above prices. There are limited spaces for the transport, so book early.

BEFRIENDING – ICA offers a range of befriending services from companionship to help with local errands, personal correspondence, or perhaps just a friendly phone call or chat over a cup of tea. All our volunteers are police and reference checked, interviewed and fully insured.

GARDENING – We are also able to offer help with gardening, including mowing, weeding, planting and hedge trimming and landscaping. NB. This service is not free. For more information, call the ICA office on 823789.

DOG WALKING – Volunteers available to walk well-behaved dogs on a regular basis. For those that cherish their pets but are struggling with their physical exercise. 


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