How to spend those Easter (and further) days out...

Learn some new dance moves at the Hepcats Jive Club, Mytholmroyd
Learn some new dance moves at the Hepcats Jive Club, Mytholmroyd

IF you are looking for something to do this Easter Weekend - or beyond - then have a look at our guide to What’s Happening.

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

A Tai Chi class for the over 50s to help improve balance is held at the Fielden Centre from 10.30am until 11.30am. For more information, call 01706 817926.

There is a regular free quiz each Thursday at the Weavers Arms, Blind Lane, Todmorden (under way around 9.30pm) with beer tokens for the winning team and, by buying a ticket, the chance to enter a cash prize question. Some of the money raised is currently also helping a charity used by local children

A luncheon club offering a home-cooked meal and a place to meet new people runs at Roomfield Baptist Church at noon. A two-course meal, tea and coffee is available for £4. For more information, contact Ruth on 01706 817556 or Arline on 01706 813404.

The ‘Print’ exhibition is running at Water Street Gallery until April 29. For more information, call 01706 839714.

A kickboxing class runs at Above the surface, Beneath the waves from 5-7pm. A session is also held on Tuesdays at the same time and place. For more information, contact Graham on 07712 550633.

A zumba class is held at DC Dance, the Old St John Ambulance Hall, Victoria Road, from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. No experience required. For more information, call 01706 839113 or email info@dcdance.co.uk.

French and Spanish conversation groups for people at an intermediate or advanced level are held at the Bear Cafe from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. For more information, call 07806 313923.

Crafters are invited to attend a free sewing group at Cheeky Sew and Sew, where they can meet people and create in company. The group runs from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. For more information, call 01706 816181.

A fun quiz night is held at the Royal George at 9.30pm. For more information, call 01706 814814.

FRIDAY

A range of activities including line and sequence dancing, singing, crafts and quizzes takes place at the Oak over 50s ‘Drop-in Friday’ at Central Methodist Church from 10am until 3pm. Refreshments are available. Dru Yoga sessions are held at Roomfield House on Tuesdays at 2pm.

A knitting and crochet group meets at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Free entry.

Dance yourself into shape with a zumba class at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance at noon. For more information, call 07788 626363.

A baby ballroom class for children aged four to six is held at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance at 5pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.

Walsden Waggon and Horses runs ‘Play your cards right’ and a disco, starting at 8.30pm. There is a jackpot of £500. Entry £1. For more information, call 01706 815581.

Local reggae/ska band The Owter Zeds will play live at the Polished Knob from 9.30pm.

The Royal George hosts a disco and karaoke from 9.30pm til late. Similar events are held on Saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY

Bailey’s Gym, Walsden, runs a fitness fusion class at 9.30am. For more information, call 01706 839225.

Barearts Studio Bar presents Bourbon Words at 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

There is a disco and karaoke at the Walsden Waggon and Horses from 8.30pm.

The Manchester Ska Foundation will perform live at the Polished Knob.

SUNDAY

The Threads craft group meets at the New Oddfellows Hall from 10am until 4pm. New members welcome. For more information, call 01706 815377.

The Todmorden Walkabout group is going on a two-hour walk around local towpaths and lower hills, setting off from Morrisons main entrance at 11.15am. New walkers are asked to arrive at 11am. For more information, contact Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

Roger Higgins and Gary Boyle will perform live at Barearts Studio Bar at 5pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

MONDAY

Call in for a cuppa, cake and a chat in relaxed company during ‘Elevenses’ at Vale Baptist Church, Cornholme, from 10.30am until noon. Free entry. All welcome.

Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall 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.

The Dawn Chapman School of Dance runs a boys only street dance class from 4-5pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.

A beginner ballroom and Latin class takes place at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance at 6pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.

TUESDAY

Cornholme Community Centre at St Michael’s Church hosts a knit and natter group from 9.30am until 11.30am. Cups of tea and coffee are available for £1 and there is also a book sale. The group is followed by an over 60s lunch club, run by Age UK, from 11.30am until 1.30pm. A two-course meal is available for £3.50. For more information, contact Anne Morris on 07587 700355.

Age Concern Todmorden runs a lunch club at Walsden Cricket Club at noon. A two-course meal, tea and coffee is available for £3.50. Age Concern volunteers can collect people attending for the first time. For more information, contact Rachael or Catherine on 01706 817926.

Functional pilates and core classes take place at the Fielden Centre at 6.30pm. For more information, call 01706 819239.

A belly dance group meets at Above the surface, Beneath the waves. The oriental style class is held at 7.15pm, followed by the tribal style at 8.15pm. For more information, contact Jan on 07900 270320.

WEDNESDAY

The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group will be going on a seven-and-a-half mile walk at Stocks Reservoir, near Slaidburn. For more information, contact walk leader Phillip Bottomley on 01422 373944 or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.

A new class of mature yoga for health runs at Central Methodist Church from 3.30pm until 4.30pm. The class is geared to the over 50s. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 01422 842398 or 07809 478174.

Weekly life drawing classes are held at the Fielden Centre. The evening classes are held from 6.30pm until 8.30pm and are suitable for newcomers and more practised artists. Admission £6 per session. To book a place, contact Tina and Phil on 07598 303946 or 01706 550010.

Todmorden Choral Society holds its weekly choir practice at Central Methodist Church at 7.30pm. For more information, contact secretary Linda Holmes on 01422 843486.

A ‘gut buster’ fitness session is held at Bailey’s Gym at 8pm. For more information, call 01706 839225.

HEBDEN BRIDGE

THURSDAY

A toddler group meets at Dodnaze Community Centre from 9.45am until 11.15am. Everybody welcome. For more information, contact Caroline on 07913 162452.

A gentle exercise class runs at Waterside Gym from 2-3pm. For more information, call 01422 886469.

Mature yoga for health classes are held at Midgley Community Centre at 4.45pm and 6pm. The later class is aimed at an intermediate level. For more information, call 01422 842398 or 07809 478174.

A art group meets at Wadsworth Community Centre at 6.45pm. Share new skills and learn new ones at the session suitable for all abilities. £4.50 admission. To book a place, contact Anna on 07759 386687.

Calderdale Yoga Centre hosts a mixed level Ashtanga yoga class from 7pm until 8.30pm. For more information, call 07985 274181.

Watercolour and drawing classes run at Machpelah Works from 7-9pm. Beginners and improvers welcome. For more information, call 01422 845415.

Calder Valley Voices meet at the Methodist Church at 7.15pm to sing a wide range of material for fun. All abilities welcome.

A zumba class is held at Waterside Gym from 8-9pm. No experience required. Admission is £4.50. For more information, call 07843 263714 or 01706 559671.

B@r Place runs an open mic night. For more information, call 01422 842814.

FRIDAY

Hebden Bridge Boxing Club runs a women’s boxercise session at 9.30am. For more information, call 07732 433243.

Beginners can learn the Yang style of Tai Chi in a class at Salem Community Centre at 11am. For more information, call 01274 545948.

A yoga class runs at Hebden Therapy Centre at 5.30pm. For more information, call 07925 102461.

A flamenco dance class for beginners runs at Hope Baptist Church from 6pm until 6.30pm. Improver classes are held from 6.30pm until 8pm and intermediate classes run from 8pm until 9.30pm. For more information, contact Patricia on 07949 050039 or visit www.hebdenbridgeflamenco.org.uk.

A Wing Chun kung fu class is held at Dunkley House, Albert Street, at 6pm. All welcome. For more information, call 07884 020028.

SATURDAY

Hebden Bridge Boxing Club runs a mixed boxing class from 2-3pm. For more information, call 07818 234893.

A zumba dance fitness class runs at Waterside Gym at 2.45pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 846088.

SUNDAY

An all abilities keep fit class runs at Waterside Gym at 10.30am. For more information, call 01422 846088.

Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre hosts antiques and collectables valuations from noon until 3pm. Different experts are on hand each week. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 846561.

Learn the art of Iyengar yoga at Hebden Therapy Centre at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 883877.

A karaoke fun night is held at B@r Place from 8pm. There will be give-away drinks and prizes. For more information, call 01422 842814.

MONDAY

An early morning Taize singing session takes place at Burlees House, Hangingroyd Lane, at 8am. Entry by donation. For more information, call 01422 844333.

A drop-in yoga class runs at Calderdale Yoga Centre from 9.30am until 11am. The class is suitable for all levels of experience, strength and flexibility and is led by a fully qualified and highly experienced tutor. For more information or to book a place, contact Jon on 07990 541229.

Hebden Therapy Centre runs a gentle mature yoga class at 10am. For more information, call 01422 842398.

A beginners pilates class runs at Waterside Gym at 10am, followed by an improvers session at 11.10am. To book a place, contact Vanda Gaskell on 07958 368642 or 01422 823743.

Waterside Tearooms host a language cafe from 10am until 11.30am. Come along and have informal conversation in various languages. For more information, call 01422 842978.

ArtsMill runs a life drawing class at 11am. For more information, call 07889 279454.

Keep Moving, a low impact class with music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, runs at Waterside Gym from 1-2pm. Admission £4.50. For more information, call 01422 846088.

Chatty Crochet runs at Hope Baptist Church from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Admission £2 which includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Everyone welcome to attend and learn a new skill.

The final walk in the Calderdale Heritage Walks winter series is ‘Trouser Town’. The gentle walk around Hebden Bridge will focus on 150 years of the textile and clothing industries. Meet Justine Wyatt outside Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre at 2pm.

Judo Excellence runs classes for five to eight year-olds and nine to 16 year-olds from 6pm until 8.30pm. For more information, call 07904 955554.

TUESDAY

A Hatha yoga class is held at Calderdale Yoga Centre at 9.10am. For more information, call 01422 844402.

A pilates class for improvers and intermediates runs at Waterside Gym at 10am, followed by a freestyle yoga session at 11.10am. To book, contact Vanda Gaskell on 07958 368642 or 01422 823743.

A meditation session is held at Hebden Therapy Centre at 12.30pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 842424.

A baby yoga class runs at the Birchcliffe Centre at 2pm. For more information, call 07967 974376.

The Young at Heart Singers meet at Mytholm Court, Church Lane, from 1-2pm to sing for health, fun and companionship. No experience is needed and the sessions are free (tea and biscuits £1). Men are particularly welcome. The group for people aged over 50 is supported by Northern Orchestral Enterprises Ltd. For more information, contact Carole on 01422 842093.

Call in at Dodnaze Community Centre for a cup of tea and a chat between 2pm and 3.30pm. New faces are always welcome. The centre also runs an after school club from 4pm until 5.30pm featuring various activities including art and crafts, games and dance. For more information, contact Caroline on 07913 162452.

Parents can bring their children to play with others during a family social drop-in event at the Trades Club from 3.30pm. The session, which is also held on Wednesday, provides a chance for mums and dads to chat and relax. Home-made Tibetan food is available from 4pm.

Dansworks Dance Academy runs an adult ballroom and Latin class at the Salem Centre from 6-7pm. No partner required. There is a £5 fee per person. For more information, call 07795 165082 or email info@dansworks.co.uk.

A buddhist meditation class is held at the Birchcliffe Centre at 7pm. It is a beginners’ class in the Samatha tradition. For more information, call 01422 846456.

B@r Place runs a quiz night with free food and prizes. £1.50 entry. For more information, call 01422 842814.

WEDNESDAY

A mature yoga for health class runs at Old Town Community Centre at 9.30am. For more information, call 01422 842398 or 07809 478174.

An indoor market featuring crafts and second hand goods runs at Holme Street Arts Centre from 10am until 4pm. Stalls can be booked for £7. A cafe will run throughout the day. For more information, call 01422 842367.

A belly dance class runs at Waterside Gym at 1.30pm. The weekly class is suitable for all women. For more information, call 07981 639471.

Slimmers can get advice on weight loss and healthy eating during a Weight Watchers meeting at Central Street School at 6.30pm. For more information, call 01422 845497.

An art class is held at Dodnaze Community Centre from 7-9pm. New members are welcome to have a go at their own project or join in with others. For more information, contact Caroline on 07913 162452.

Hebden Bridge Camera Club meets at the Masonic Hall at 7.45pm. For more information, call 01422 885244.

The Stubbing Wharf holds an open mic night from 9pm. For more information, call 01422 844107.

The Fox and Goose hosts a music session featuring everything from swing to bluegrass. It gets underway at 9pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 842649.

HEPTONSTALL

THURSDAY

The Cross Inn hosts its landlord’s quiz from 8.30pm. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and there is also a free supper. For more information, call 01422 847563.

SATURDAY

Denny Austin’s open mic night takes place at the White Lion from 8.30pm. All musicians welcome. For more information, call 01422 842027.

TUESDAY

The Cross Inn holds the I Spice curry night from 6-8pm. For more information, call 07722 630733.

The White Lion runs an Irish music session at 8.30pm. All musicians welcome. For more information, call 01422 842027.

WEDNESDAY

A zumba class is held at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club from 6-7pm.

The White Lion runs a poker league at 8pm. All welcome. Entry £1. Free supper. For more information, call 01422 842027.

MYTHOLMROYD

SATURDAY

Slimmers can get advice on weight loss and healthy eating during a Weight Watchers meeting at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 10.30am. For more information, call 01422 845497.

TUESDAY

A keep fit class comprising of exercise to music and body conditioning is held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 6.45pm. For more information, contact Sue on 07976 958282.

TC and Joycey-B’s next ten week beginners’ swing-jive course starts at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.15pm. The classes teach a mix of moves from swing, jive, Charleston, strolls and bop to music of the 30s/40s/50s. Join in the fun, get fit and have a ball at HepCats Jive Club on a Tuesday night. Admission £5 per session. For more information, email tc@hepcathop.com or call TC on 07759 789853.

WEDNESDAY

A Taekwondo class for all levels is held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 6pm. For more information, call 07901 833249.

A German for improvers class runs at Mytholmroyd Community Centre from 6.45pm until 8.45pm. For more information about the weekly sessions, call 01422 845327.