Looking for something to do? Here’s our guide to what’s happening around the area

Three Sheets T'Wind will perform at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on January 14
Three Sheets T'Wind will perform at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on January 14

IF you’re looking for something to do or somewhere to go over the next few days, or if you’re thinking about starting a new course, here is our guide to what’s happening around the district.

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

A circle dance for women group meets at Oddfellows Hall at 10.15am. The two-hour sessions will run for ten weeks. For more information, call 01706 918103.

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 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.

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

FRIDAY

A range of activities including dancing, singing and crafts takes place at the Oak over 50s ‘Drop-in Friday’ at Central Methodist Church from 10am until 3pm. Refreshments available. Dru Yoga sessions are held at Roomfield House on Tuesdays at 2pm. For more information, call 01706 813969.

A knitting and crochet group meets at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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.

There will be a blues jam at the Sportmans Arms, Kebcote, at 9pm. All musicians welcome. For more information, call 01706 813449.

SATURDAY

Bailey’s Gym 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.

Bring along your unwanted Christmas presents and swap them for things you do want during a Christmas present swap at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 2-4pm. Free entry but you are asked to book a place by calling 01706 816181.

There will be a talk on the subject of ‘Flowers of Portugal’ at Todmorden Natural History Society’s meeting at Central Methodist Church at 7.15pm. Admission is £2 for non-members. For more information, call 01706 817233.

SUNDAY

The next Todmorden Walkabout will set off from Morrison’s main entrance at 11.15am. The two hour walk will explore local towpaths and lower hills. New walkers are asked to arrive at 11am. For more information, contact Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

MONDAY

Incredible Edible Todmorden is running a session showing how to make mouth-watering Indian savouries at The Vedas restaurant, Rochdale Road, from 1-3pm. For more information, contact Sally on 07712 160600

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.

Bailey’s Gym runs a Brazilian jujitsu class at 6.30pm. A class for adults is held at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01706 839225.

A yoga for pregnancy class is held at Union House at 7pm. For more information, call 07985 274181.

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

TUESDAY

A ‘Begin to spin’ class is held at Bailey’s Gym at 11am. For more information, call 01706 839225.

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.

Starter tennis sessions for five to ten-year-olds are held at Todmorden Sports Centre from 4-5pm. For more information, call 01706 815265.

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

Learn the main hand stitches for constructing and finishing items during a hand stitching techniques workshop at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 1-4pm. The session will also teach basic decorative and edging stitches. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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.

Weekly life drawing classes are held at the Fielden Centre at 6.30pm. Admission £6. For more information, contact Tina and Phil on 07598 303946.

A French and Spanish conversation session runs at 3 Wise Monkeys from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. For more information, call 07806 313923.

Todmorden Choral Society rehearses at Central Methodist Church at 7.30pm. For more information, contact 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.

The Hope Centre hosts pilates classes from 11.20am onwards. To book, call 07515 895413.

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 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.

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.

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 Healthy Minds information session will be held at Hebden Bridge Library from 11am until 12.15pm. Free admission. For more information, call 07769 263620.

A yoga class runs at the Hope 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

Old Stables Studio is hosting a weekend of pot making. Workshops will run from 10am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 07904 158659.

Word of Mouth is running a rag rug workshop from 11.30am until 3.30pm. To book a place, contact Jinny on 01422 648299.

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 the Hope Centre at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 649510.

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.

The Hope Centre runs a gentle mature yoga class at 9.30am. 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.

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.

Dance yourself into shape with a zumba class at Central Street Infant School at 6.15pm. For more information, call 07788 626363.

Hebden Bridge Guitar Society will meet at St James Church at 7.15pm. New members welcome. Admission £2. For more information, call 01422 201148.

Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute will meet at Hope Baptist Church at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. For more information, call 07946 604551.

A Wing Chun martial arts class is held at Dodnaze Community Centre from 7.30pm until 9pm. Beginners welcome. For more information, contact Jay on 07816 911535.

Wadsworth Gardening Group will meet at the Hare and Hounds, Old Town, at 7.30pm. Free admission. For more information, call 01422 845330.

A pilates class for beginners runs at Colden School at 8.40pm. For more information, call 07515 895413.

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.

A non-fiction reading group will meet at Organic House Cafe at 11am. Free entry. For more information, call 01282 411902.

A meditation session is held at the Hope 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). 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.

The Alzheimer’s Society runs a new dementia cafe at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 2pm. The social group for people living with dementia and their families provides an opportunity to meet people in a similar situation. Admission £2. For more information, contact Joanne Duffy on 01422 352789 or 07540 921279.

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. 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.

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.

A circle dance for all class takes place at Riverside Junior School from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Try out the first class for free. For more information, call 01706 918103.

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.

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.

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. Tonight’s meeting will feature round one of the print and projected image competition. 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 Inn hosts a music session featuring everything from swing to bluegrass. It gets underway at 9pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 842649.

MYTHOLMROYD

THURSDAY

‘A Himalayan eco-farm’ will be the topic of the Calder Valley Organic Gardeners’ meeting at the Good Shepherd Centre at 7.30pm. Admission is £1 for guests. For more information, call 07977 929684.

FRIDAY

Jean Illingworth will give a talk titled ‘Growing up in Sowerby’ at the next meeting of Mytholmroyd Historical Society at the Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

MONDAY

A friendly, informal tennis group for teenagers and adults meets at Calder High School from 6pm until 7.30pm. For more information, call 07785 704927.

A beginners’ step and tone class runs at the dance studio at Calder High School at 6.15pm. For more information, call 07806 630671.

TUESDAY

A new six-week class for beginners starts at the Hepcats Jive Club, Mytholmroyd Community Centre, at 7.15pm. For more information, call 01706 814996.

WEDNESDAY

The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on a six-mile Mytholmroyd circular walk, setting off from the Mytholmroyd Community Centre car park at 10.30am. For more information, contact walk leader Michael Wilcock on 01422 883218 or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.

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

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.

TUESDAY

Zumba classes are held at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road, from 7.15pm until 8.15pm. Admission £4. For more information, call 01422 885542.

WEDNESDAY

Argentinian style tango classes are held at Kershaw House, Luddenden, at 7.30pm. Admission £6. For more information, call 01422 842344.

CALDERDALE

FRIDAY

There will be a Ceroc freestyle night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, at 8pm. Admission £8. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SATURDAY

The history of the people of Warley will come to life in an exhibition at Warley Town School. It is open today and Sunday from noon until 2.30pm. Free entry.

A weekend of folk and country at Square Chapel, Halifax, begins with a performance by the Houghton Weavers at 7.30pm. Britian’s premier comedy folk band is famous for its long-running TV show ‘Sit Thee Down’ and its hit ‘The Blackpool Belle’. The band takes the audience on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with its inimitable blend of music and comedy. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

For the first time ever, Si Cranstoun and his band will provide the music for a rock ‘n’ roll night at the Ritz Ballroom at 8pm. Admission £12.

SUNDAY

The Old Tire Swingers will perform bluegrass, country, folk and Americana at Square Chapel at 7.30pm. Featuring Paul Chesterton on banjo, Nick Kennedy on guitar, Frick Dau on upright bass and Nathaniel Felon on mandolin, the band is touring the UK to promote the recent release of its album.