Looking for something to do? Have a look at our guide to What’s Happening

Todmorden Gang Show runs at the Hippodrome, Todmorden, from next Thursday
Todmorden Gang Show runs at the Hippodrome, Todmorden, from next Thursday

ARE you looking for something to see and so, or something new to try over the next few days? Take a look at our guide to What’s Happening around the area.

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.

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.

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.

‘Aerobics with no mirrors!’ runs at Todmorden Cricket Club from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. Admission £2.50. No need to book, just come along with a towel and a drink. For more information, contact Karen on 07880 743972.

The Tolkien Discussion Group will meet at 655 Rochdale Road, Walsden, at 7pm to talk about the works of JRR Tolkien. For more information, call 01706 839176.

A free quiz is held at the Weavers Arms at 9.30pm, with beer tokens for the winning team.

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.

Todmorden Lawn Tennis Club holds junior tennis sessions at the club grounds on Fridays from 4-5pm (for five to ten year-olds) and 5-6pm (for 11-16 year-olds). Admission £2 a session, free for members. For more information, call 01706 815265.

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.

The Two Rufs return to Three Wise Monkeys for another evening in a series which features innovative DJs. The music begins at 6pm.

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.

There will be rare funk, soul and disco with Scott Mellors (Paradise Lost) during ‘Cut a rug’ at the Bramsche.

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.

A jewellery making workshop is held at B’DZ from 10.30am until 12.30pm. For more information, call 07903 655662.

An upcycling workshop will take place at Cheeky Sew and Sew from noon until 4pm. Find out how to make a skirt from men’s ties. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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

SUNDAY

The Bear Knitters group will meet at The Bear at noon. For more information, call 01422 844881.

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.

The Todmorden Walkabout group will be going on a short walk on level paths and pavements, starting from the Todmorden Community College reception area at 11am. The walks, which last about an hour, are ideal for getting started. New walkers are asked to arrive at 10.45am. For more information, contact Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

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.

A zumba discount class is held at DC Dance, Victoria Road, from 2-3pm and 5-6pm. No experience required. Admission £3. To book a place, call 01706 839113.

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.

‘Aerobics with no mirrors!’ runs at Todmorden Cricket Club from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. Admission £2.50. No need to book, just come along with a towel and a drink. For more information, contact Karen on 07880 743972.

Tae Kwon-Do classes run at Ferney Lee School from 7.30pm until 8.45pm. For more information, call 07789 074198.

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 UK Todmorden runs a lunch club at Walsden Cricket Club at noon. A two-course meal, tea and coffee is available for £3.50. Age UK 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 Sarah’s Dance Studio, Fielden House, Rochdale Road. 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

Workshops exploring simple seam and hem techniques will run at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 1-4pm and 8-9pm. Sessions showing how to get more from your sewing machine will be held at 2pm and 6pm. For more information, call 01706 816181.

Age UK Todmorden’s knit and natter group will meet at Waterside Lodge from 1.30pm until 3pm. Everybody welcome. Bring some knitting or just bring yourselves – materials can be provided. For more information, call 01706 817926.

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.

An adult ballet class runs at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance from 6-7pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.

A weekly life drawing class is held at the Fielden Centre. The class from 6.30pm until 8.30pm is 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.

Bailey’s Gym runs the Wednesday workout, starting with a zumba class at 7pm and followed by a ‘gut buster’ session at 8pm. Admission £6.50, which includes both classes. For more information, call 01706 839225.

DC Dance holds a zumba fitness class from 7.15pm until 8.15pm. No experience required. Admission £4. To book a place, call 01706 839113.

The cast of the 2012 Todmorden Gang Show will take to the stage at the Hippodrome Theatre for opening night at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Todmorden Information Centre or by calling 01706 810821.

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.

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.

An 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.

Pennine Piperholics, a meet and play session of local pipers, will be held at the Fox and Goose Inn at 9pm. For more information, call 01422 842649.

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.

Learn how to take photographs during a photography day at Hardcastle Crags from 10.30am until 4pm. To book a place, call 01422 844518.

A Healthy Minds information session focusing on mental health and well-being will be held at Hebden Bridge Library at 11am. Free entry. For more information, call 07769 263620.

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 life drawing class runs at Linden Mill from 11am until 12.30pm. All welcome. Admission £6.50. For more information, call 07889 279454.

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.

Amanda Dalton will read from ‘Stray’ during a special event at Hebden Bridge Library at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 288040.

SATURDAY

The latest Nutclough Woods activity day will be held at Nutclough Tavern from 10am. Free admission. For more information, call 01422 847334.

A nine-mile walk around Heptonstall churches will set off from Hardcastle Crags at 10am. To book, call 01422 844518.

Saturday science workshops for 11-14 year-olds will run at Word of Mouth at 1pm. For more information, call 01422 648299.

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

A bumper plant sale will be held at Blackshaw Head Chapel from noon until 4pm. There will be stalls, activities and refreshments in Pat’s Pantry.

Be transported back to dancing days during ‘Music at the Mill’ at Hardcastle Crags from 3-5pm. For more information, call 01422 844518.

A Feldenkrais workshop will be held at Calderdale Yoga Centre at 7.30pm. For more information, call 07963 239816.

SUNDAY

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

Rev Graham Smith will lead a 148th anniversary service at Old Town Methodist Church at 10.30am.

‘May all your dreams come true’, a fairytale and folklore exhibition, will run at Heart Gallery from noon until 5pm. Ursula Holden-Gill will lead a sturytelling session in the garden. For more information, call 01422 845845.

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.

MONDAY

A drop-in yoga class runs at Calderdale Yoga Centre from 9.30am until 11am. The class is suitable for all levels of experience and is led by a fully qualified 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, contact Vanda Gaskell on 07958 368642.

A life drawing class runs at Linden Mill from 11am until 12.30pm. All welcome. Admission £6.50. A session is also held from 7.30pm until 9pm. 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 Amnesty International letter-writing group will meet at B@r Place at 7.30pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 843321.

‘Dating old photos’ will be the subject of discussion at the Cragg Vale Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association meeting in the St John’s Church Room, Cragg Vale, at 7.30pm. Admission £1 for visitors. For more information, call 01422 884460.

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 those at an intermediate level takes place at Waterside Gym at 10am, followed by a freestyle yoga session at 11.10am. To book a place, contact Vanda Gaskell on 07958 368642 or 01422 823743.

The non-fiction reading group will meet at Organic House cafe at 11am. Free admission. For more information, call 01282 411902.

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

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). For more information, contact Carole on 01422 842093.

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

Call in at Dodnaze Community Centre for a cup of tea and a chat between 2pm and 3.30pm. The centre also runs an after school club from 4pm until 5.30pm featuring various activities. 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 a street dance class at the Salem Centre at 4.45pm, followed by an adult ballroom and Latin class from 6-7pm. 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.

A step teaching class will run at Mountain of Hope at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 842132.

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.

‘Sew cool for kids’, a weekly after-school sewing workshop for 11-14 year-olds, runs at Word of Mouth from 3.45pm until 5.15pm. For more information, contact Helen Brewster on 07513 359164.

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.

Organic House cafe hosts a raw/living foods talk and demonstration with Francis at 7pm. For more information, call 07749 418640.

Calder Valley Women Singers meet at the Little Theatre at 7.30pm. The group sings for fun during term time. For more information, call 01422 843349.

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 9.30am. For more information, call 01422 845497.

MONDAY

Comedian James Acaster will be live at the Ted Hughes Theatre at 8pm. The event has been organised by Calder High School student Shari O-Regan to raise money to fund her expedition with the British Schools Exploring Society. Tickets are available from the Calder High office by calling 01422 883213, or from Valet Stores, Hebden Bridge, on 01422 842849.

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.

The Hepcats Jive Club runs swing jive classes for beginners and intermediates at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.15pm. For more information, email joyce@hepcathop.com.

WEDNESDAY

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