THINGS to do and see and places to go around the area over the next few days.
l A summer health walk along the canal path from Hebden Bridge to Todmorden will take place today (Thursday). The four-mile, mostly flat linear walk will last between 60 and 90 minutes. It will be led by a qualified walk leader and the route includes some inclines. Public transport will be used for the return journey. Meet at Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre at 10.30am.
l A range of summer holiday activities will take place at Hardcastle Crags in the coming week, starting with a mask making session at Gibson Mill today (Thursday) from 1-4pm.
l Youngsters and their families can go pond dipping on Friday July 29 and Monday August 1 from 1-4pm each day. Meet at Gibson Mill.
l A bear themed art, crafts and stories session will run at Gibson Mill on Tuesday August 2 from 1-4pm.
l On Wednesday August 3, visitors to Gibson Mill can show their creative side by making a book. The class will run from 1-4pm.
l For more information about any of these activities, call 01422 844518.
l Rose Byrne stars in ‘Bridesmaids’ at the Picture House from July 29-31. The comedy features Annie, a maid of honour whose life unravels as she leads her best friend Lillian and a group of colourful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals and she shows Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you will go for someone you love.
l Also showing at the Picture House in the coming week is ‘Incendies’ (July 28). Canadian twins Jeanne and Simon are left two envelopes in their mother’s will asking them to find a brother and father they never knew they had. Journeying from Canada to Lebanon the twists and turns of their mother’s mysterious past reveal an emotionally charged and gut wrenching truth that is deeply rooted in the country’s tumultuous history.
l Gerard Depardieu stars in ‘Mammuth’ (August 1 and 2). The film, one of France’s biggest box office successes of 2010, is a funny and subversive tale of one man’s attempt to secure his state pension while facing the prospect of retirement and the inevitability of growing old in the modern world.
l Jack Black and Angelina Jolie provide voices for characters in ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ (July 28 until August 4). Having become the Dragon Warrior, Po now protects the Valley of Peace with his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five. But an evil foe has emerged in the form of emperor albino peacock Lord Shen, who plans to conquer China with an unstoppable weapon.
l For more information and film times, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.
l A women’s boxercise class is held at Hebden Bridge Boxing Club on Fridays from 9.30am until 10.30am. For more information, call 07732 433243.
l Enjoy an evening of three course, wholesome vegetarian dining at Greens Vegetarian Cafe on Friday evenings at 6.30pm. Bring your own wine. To book, call 01422 843587.
l ‘Tales from the Wharf’, an evening of traditional storytelling, will be held at the Stubbing Wharf Inn on Friday July 29 at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 844107.
l Oxjam, a fundraising gig for Oxfam featuring a line-up of local bands and Scott Hub and Michelle on the decks, will take place at the Trades Club on Friday July 29.
l Mirrorball returns to the club on Saturday July 30 with its celebration of all things glamour. Decadence and some of the greatest disco music ever made is the order of the day. DJ Campbell will be summoning up the spirit of New York’s Studio 54 with the likes of Chic, Grace Jones and Donna Summer providing the summer soundtrack.
l The Hole Note Acoustic Club will meet on Sunday July 31 at 8pm.
l Americana sensation Harpeth Rising comes to the Trades Club on Wednesday August 3. The group of young, classically trained musicians brings a distinctive sound to Americana, blending a bit of bluegrass, folk, classical and originality. Cello and hand drums are added to banjo and fiddle to create a truly new sound.
l For more information about any of these events, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.
l A charity variety concert will take place at the Ted Hughes Theatre, Calder High School, on Friday July 29 at 7pm in aid of the Lou Tempest wheelchair fund.
l ‘My giant colouring book’ by Jake and Dinos Chapman, a Hayward touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, runs at ArtsMill Gallery until July 31. The gallery is open from 10am until 5pm. Free admission. For more information, call 01422 843413 or visit www.artsmill.org.
l A gentle yoga class for the over 50s is held at the Hope Centre on Mondays from 9.30am until 10.30am. For more information, call 01422 842398.
l A Chinese martial arts class is held at Holme Street Arts Centre on Monday evenings from 8pm until 9.30pm. For more information, call 01706 870071.
l Come along to a Roald Dahl inspired story time session at Hebden Bridge Library on Monday August 1. Children and their families can create their very own Willy Wonka style chocolate bar with a golden ticket inside the wrapper. There is a £3 charge per child. The session is suitable for children aged five to eight, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To book a place, contact Shelley Bullas on 01422 392638.
l Hatha yoga classes run at Calderdale Yoga Centre on Tuesdays from 9.10am until 10.30am. For more information, call 01422 844402.
l A sewing workshop will be held at Word of Mouth, Valley Road, on Tuesday August 2. Learn to sew, improve your skills, start something new or finish something old at the sessions, which run from 9.30am until 11.30am and from 7-9pm. For more information or to book a place, call Helen Brewster on 01422 842774.
l A singing for health and fun session for the over 50s is held at Mytholm Meadows on Tuesdays from 1-2pm. For more information, call 01422 842093.
l Dodnaze Community Centre will host an afternoon of storytelling on Tuesday August 2 from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. The free event is open to all age groups and includes refreshments. For more details, call 07913 162452.
l An adult ballroom and Latin dance class is held at the Salem Centre on Tuesdays from 6pm until 7pm. No partner required. For more information, call 07795 165082.
l The Hepcats Jive Club meets at the Hole in’t’ Wall on Tuesdays from 7.15pm onwards. For more information, call 01706 814996.
l A meditation class is held at the Mountain of Hope, Albert Street, on Tuesdays at 7pm. For more information, call 01422 842132.
l Take a stroll around some of Hebden Bridge’s hostelries past and present on a Calderdale Heritage Walk on Tuesday August 2. Those participating in the ‘Cheers!’ walk will hear colourful taproom tales and hear a little of the pubs’ histories and origins. Meet Liz Watkins by the statue in St George’s Square at 7.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.
l A football coaching session will take place at Dodnaze playground on Wednesday August 3 from 3-5pm. For more information, call 07913 162452.
l Explore the moorland edge north of Old Town on a Calderdale Heritage Walk on Friday July 29. The walk will tell the story of past hill communities and townscapes. Stout footwear is needed as the route includes some rougher paths. No dogs allowed on the walk. Meet John Billingsley by Old Town School at 7.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.
l Wadsworth Women’s Institute will meet at Old Town Community Centre on Wednesday August 3 at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Pat Osborne, who will give a talk on the life of Beatrix Potter. New members welcome. For more information, call 01422 846915.
l An friendly and informal tennis group for teenagers and adults meets at Calder High School on Mondays at 6pm. For more information, call 07785 704927.
l A circuits session is held at Burnley Road Junior and Infant School on Mondays at 7.15pm. For more information, call 07734 791853.
l A post natal friendship support group meets at Upsy Daisys on Tuesdays at noon. For more information, call 07762 993510.
l A ladies’ keep fit class runs at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Tuesdays at 6.45pm. For more information, call 07976 958282.
l An intermediate French class runs on Mondays from 8pm until 9.30pm. Call 01422 845790 for details.
l A non-contact ladies boxing session is held at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club on Wednesdays at 7pm. All ladies welcome.
l ‘Open worship’, an evening of reflection, discussion and mediation, will be held at Todmorden Unitarian Church tonight (Thursday) from 7.30pm until 8.30pm. All welcome. Free entry. For more information, call 07806 775639.
l A range of activities including line and sequence dancing, singing, crafts and quizzes will take place at the next Oak over 50s ‘Drop-in Friday’ at Central Methodist Church on July 29 from 10am until 3pm. Refreshments are available. Dru Yoga sessions are held at Roomfield House on Tuesdays at 2pm.
l 3 Wise Monkeys hosts ‘Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi’ with DJ Wacka on Friday July 29 from 9pm.
l Artists’ studios situated in the former railway buildings on Platform One of Todmorden Railway Station will be open for viewing, along with the art gallery, on Sunday July 31 from 11am to 4pm. Visitors are invited to wander around at their leisure. For more information, call 01706 816070.
l The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on Sunday July 31, starting at 11.15am outside Morrison’s main entrance. New walkers are asked to arrive at 11am. For more information, contact walk leader Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.
l The Centre Stage Festival of Brass 2011 continues with a performance by Nelson Brass at the Centre Vale Park bandstand on Sunday July 31 at 3pm. Free entry. Seating and light refreshments will be available. The festival features some of the top brass bands in the region in concert at the bandstand over the summer. For more information, visit www.atouchofbrass.org.
l Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall on Monday afternoons can take part in a programme of popular sequence dances to tuneful music from 1.15pm until 3.30pm. Use the entrance facing the chemist. Bring your own refreshments. Admission is £2 and all profits go to charity.
l The Dawn Chapman School of Dance runs an adult cheer fitness class on Monday evenings at 6.30pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.
l Tae Kwon-Do classes run at Ferney Lee School on Mondays at 7.30pm. For more information, call 07789 074198.
l Todmorden Bridge Club meets at Todmorden Golf Club on Mondays at 7.30pm. New members are welcome but are asked to call 01706 371301 in advance to confirm details.
l An Age Concern lunch club is held at Walsden Cricket Club every Tuesday at noon. A two course meal, tea and coffee is available for £3.25. Age Concern staff and volunteers can collect people attending for the first time. For more information, contact Rachael or Catherine on 01706 817926.
l Jewellery making workshops are held at B’DZ on Tuesdays from 10am until noon and from 7-9pm. For more information, call 07903 655662.
l Todmorden Knitting Club will meet at the Staff of Life pub on Tuesday August 2 at 7pm. Knitters can share projects, learn new techniques and crafts, and meet other crafters from the community. Beginners are welcome. For more information, contact Rachel on 07909 982176.
l The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on a seven-mile walk from Bowden Vale to Knutsford via Tatton Park on Wednesday August 3. For more information, contact walk leader Lesley Parkinson on 01706 813481 or for general details about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.
l Todmorden Choral Society holds its weekly choir practice at Central Methodist Church on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. The society holds several concerts during the year. For more information, call 01706 810096.