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

Have a go at fell running during a special session with the Calder Valley Fell Runners on Saturday

Have a go at fell running during a special session with the Calder Valley Fell Runners on Saturday

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LOOKING for something to do over the next few days? Have 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 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.

Learn how to make Asian desserts during an Incredible Edible Todmorden session at St Mary’s Church from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. The free event is for adults aged over 19. For more information, contact Sally on 07712 160600.

Open Worship, an evening of reflection, discussion and mediation, will take place at Todmorden Unitarian Church at 7.30pm. All welcome. Free entry. For more information, call 07806 775639.

A zumba class is held at Bailey’s Gym, Walsden, at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01706 839225.

There will be an acoustic evening at Barearts Studio Bar at 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

Teams of four are invited to enter a quiz at the Weaver’s Arms at 9.30pm. Celebrate Burns Night with a haggis neeps and tattie supper. The winners will receive a gallon of beer.

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. 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.

Incredible Edible Todmorden is running a workshop titled ‘Chicken keeping and beyond’ at the Walsden polytunnel from 1-3pm. The free event is for adults aged over 19. For more information, contact Sally on 07712 160600.

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 Bronx will perform live rock music by the likes of AC/DC, Bon Jovi and ZZ Top at the Polished Knob.

Three Wise Monkeys presents Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi with DJ Wacka at 9pm.

SATURDAY

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

Head to Cheeky Sew and Sew and make a rag rug for your home from scraps of fabric during a workshop from noon until 4pm. Admission £25, including materials and refreshments. For more information, call 01706 816181.

Bolton band L.A 80 will perform live at the Polished Knob.

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.

The Blazing Snowmen will perform live at Barearts Studio Bar at 5pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

MONDAY

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.

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.

Learn to spin during a beginners’ class at Bailey’s Gym, Walsden, 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. Volunteers can collect those 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

The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on a six-mile walk from Portsmouth to Todmorden. Meet at Station Parade, Portsmouth, for a 10.30am departure. For more information, contact walk leader Margaret Crowther on 01706 814128 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. 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.

An absolute beginners’ knitting course will be held at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 6-8pm. Learn the basic stitches and tensioning, how to cast on and off, and leave with a pattern. Admission £15, including materials. There will be a free knitting group as a follow-on. For more information, call 01706 816181.

Weekly life drawing classes are held at the Fielden Centre. The evening classes are held on Wednesdays 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.

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

Bailey’s Gym in Walsden runs a ‘gut buster’ abdominal workout session 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.

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.

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.

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.

A six-week course in the Alexander technique starts at the Salem Centre. The weekly sessions will run from 10am until noon. For more information, call 07939 521934.

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 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.

Tales from the Wharf, an evening of traditional storytelling, will take place at the Stubbing Wharf Inn at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 844107.

SATURDAY

Word of Mouth is running a ‘crochet for complete beginners’ course from 11am until 4pm. The workshop will provide a chance to learn a new skill from scratch and work towards creating a corsage, necklace or scarf. For more information, contact Sybil 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 also 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.

Calder Valley Steiner School is holding an open day from 2.15pm until 4.45pm. Interested parents and children are welcome. There will be free refreshments and children’s activities. For more information, call 01422 885249.

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 also provides a chance for mums and dads to chat and relax. Home-made Tibetan food is available from 4pm.

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, images from the Dingwall 2010 exhibition will be on display. For more information, call 01422 885244.

A beginners’ contemporary dance class for adults is held at Holme Street Arts Centre at 8pm. For more information, call 07766 631369.

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.

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

THURSDAY

A keep fit class is held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 883023.

FRIDAY

An afternoon of ‘Yoga in the lounge’ takes place at Places for People from 2.30pm until 3.30pm. Admission £3. For more information, call 07810 848533.

SATURDAY

Have a go at fell running during a special session with the Calder Valley Fell Runners at 10.30am. For more information, call 07531 240966 or visit www.cvfr.co.uk.

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

WEDNESDAY

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

CALDERDALE

THURSDAY

Halifax Thespians present ‘Nightmare’, a mystery thriller by Norman Robbins, at Halifax Playhouse. Events unfold in the country home of ageing romance writer Marion Bishop. With her health deteriorating, lost family come out of the woodwork to make a play for her fortune. The production runs until Saturday. For more information, call 01422 365998.

FRIDAY

The Rumble Band will provide the music for a Tamla Motown/Soul Night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, at 8pm. Tickets in advance are priced £12. For more information, call 01484 720058.

Saxophonist Snake Davis is back with his jazz band and new material from his forthcoming album at Square Chapel, Halifax, at 8pm. The programme includes a wide range of tunes from jazz standards to Michael Jackson hits. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

SATURDAY

There will be a rock and roll night with Good Rocking Tonight at the Ritz Ballroom at 8pm. Admission £9.

SUNDAY

The Ritz Ballroom hosts Sunday Smooth from 7-11pm. This month’s edition of the event will be Ceroc style. Admission £8.

Halifax Film Society will screen ‘How I ended this summer’ at Halifax Playhouse at 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.halifaxfilm.org.uk.

The Churchfitters come to Square Chapel at 7.30pm to perform a fast-paced show full of fresh, original songwriting, as well as rearranged songs and tunes from the British Isles. The four dynamic personalities unite the rhythms of rock, pop and jazz with the universal appeal of traditional music. The Brittany-based group performs on a wide array of acoustic instruments.