Looking for something to do? Take a look at our guide to what’s happening!

Dans Works, ballroom dancing lessons at Salem Centre, Hebden Bridge
Dans Works, ballroom dancing lessons at Salem Centre, Hebden Bridge

LOOKING for something to see or do over the next few days? Take a look at our guide to what’s happening around the district.

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.

Pennine Piperholics, a meet and play session of local pipers, takes place 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.

A QiGong class with Margaret Miller will take place at Calderdale Yoga Centre from 10am until 4.30pm, and from 6-8pm. For more information, call 01422 843847.

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 at 11am. 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.

There will be storytelling by Ursula Holden-Gill, songs and Breton music at Hebden Bridge Therapy Centre at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 842424.

SATURDAY

Word of Mouth is running a contemporary cross stitch workshop from 11am until 4pm. Learn how to make your own unique picture using cross stitch. For more information, call 01422 648299.

A woodland trail opens at Hardcastle Crags. Follow the trail through the woods and see what creatures you can spot. The trail is open until February 19.

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.

The ‘I Do’ wedding show runs at Heart Gallery from noon until 5pm. For more information, call 01422 845845.

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. For more information, call 01422 842814.

There will be an open mic night at Nelsons Wine Bar from 8.30pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 844782.

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.

A creative crafts session runs at Gibson Mill from 1-3pm. Sessions will be held daily until Friday. For more information, call 01422 844518.

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.

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

A Nia dance class - transformational dance for your mind, body and spirit - is held at Hope Baptist Church at 6.15pm. For more details, 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.

An Amnesty International letter writing group will meet at B@r Place at 7.30pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 843321.

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

TUESDAY

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 Second Organic House Readers’ Group will meet at Organic House Cafe at 10am. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 844748.

A five-week stained glass course will start at Simcha Gallery at 10am. For more information, call 07967 750588.

Test your natural history knowledge on the orienteering course at Hardcastle Crags. The course is open from 10.30am until 2.30pm. For more information, call 01422 844518.

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. 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. The event also runs on Wednesday at the same time.

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.

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. Tonight, David Martin and Frank Woolrych will give a talk on use of Lightroom 3 and the Mac computer. 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.

THURSDAY

‘Dreaming Drums’, a community dreaming and drumming session, will take place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7pm. For more information, call 01422 845155.

FRIDAY

Alan Fowler will give a talk titled ‘Mirth in the mill’ at the next meeting of Mytholmroyd Historical Society at the methodist church at 7.30pm.

SUNDAY

St Michael’s Church Hall hosts Sunday Swing with 52 Skidoo at 2pm. Dance the afternoon away to music from the 1930s. Tickets priced £6 can be pre-booked by emailing tc@hepcathop.com.

MONDAY

Hilary Browne will give a talk on Palestine at the Cragg Vale Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association meeting in the St John’s Church Room, Cragg Vale, at 7.30pm. Admission £1. For more information, call 01422 884460.

SATURDAY

Luddenden Foot Civic Institute hosts ‘Messy church’, an afternoon of fun half-term activities for pre-school and primary school children and their families. Come along for crafts, games, singing and stories from 2-4pm. Refreshments provided. For more information, call 01422 885542.

TUESDAY

A zumba class is held at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute at 7.15pm. Admission £4.

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.

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

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 body conditioning class runs at Todmorden Sports Centre from 10am until 11am. For more information, call 01706 839090.

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.

Bailey’s Gym runs a ‘body blast’ class at 6pm. For more information, call 01706 839225.

Doghouse will perform live at the Polished Knob. The band, from Nelson, plays songs by the likes of Bon Jovi and AC/DC.

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 session at 9.30am. For more information, call 01706 839225.

Age Concern Todmorden is having a coffee morning at Todmorden Town Hall from 10am until noon.

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

Learn needle felting during a workshop at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 1-4pm. The session will show how to embellish with buttons, silks and beads to make a brooch, purse or other simple item. Admission £20, including materials and refreshments. For more information, call 01706 816181.

‘Art and flowers’, an art and photography exhibition, opens at 3 Wise Monkeys at 7pm. For more information, call 01706 817010.

Stephen Halliwell will give an illustrated talk titled ‘Small islands in a small boat’ at Todmorden Natural History Society’s next meeting at Central Methodist Church at 7.15pm.

Hellhounds will perform live rock and blues 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 Bear Knitters group will meet at The Bear at noon. For more information, call 01422 844881.

There will be live flamenco guitar music with Roger Cox 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.

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

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

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.

The Todmorden Carer Support Group will meet at Todmorden Health Centre at 11am. The group provides information, support and activities for adult carers. For more information about the group, call 01422 369101.

Learn how to spin during a beginners’ class 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.

The Todmorden Library Readers’ Group will meet at Walsden Library at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01706 815602.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special evening at the Bramsche. All couples are welcome for a special menu. Booking recommended.

WEDNESDAY

Make do and mend is the theme of sessions at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Alter and repair clothing, make your clothes fit, repair zips and rips and learn to take up and in. Admission £15, including materials and refreshments. 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. 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.

A zumba class is held at Bailey’s Gym at 7pm. For more information, call 01706 839225.

Todmorden Photographic Society will host ‘An evening with Douglas’ at St Michael’s Community Centre, Cornholme, at 7.15pm.

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

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 Strawbs will perform at Square Chapel, Halifax, at 7.30pm. Led by Dave Cousins, the band will play songs from their hit albums, plus some more recent tunes. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

The Downtown Daddy O’s will provide the music for a rock ‘n’ roll night at the Ritz Ballroom at 8pm. Admission £7.50.

Local DJ and promoter Zac Greenwood brings the Loved Up night to Fusion nightclub, Halifax, for the annual Valentine’s Special. Free entry until 1am. £3 after.

SUNDAY

‘Theatreland’ is the next in the Calderdale Heritage Walks winter series. The Halifax walk will include a tour of the Victoria Theatre to see how it works and learn its history. That will be followed by a short talk on other nearby 20th century theatres and cinemas. Meet Tim Fagan in the Victoria Theatre foyer at 2pm. For more information, visit www.calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk.

MONDAY

A week-long series of theatre workshops begins at the Victoria Theatre. Aimed at 14 to 20-year-olds, it is an opportunity for young people to work with West End musical professionals. Sessions run daily from 10am until 4pm. For more information, call 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY

The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on an eight-mile ‘Stainland Saunter’. Meet at the car park near the recreation ground in Stainland for a 10.30am start. For more information, contact walk leader Phillip Bottomley on 01422 373944 or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.