Looking for something to do? Take a look at this week’s guide to what’s happening around the area

The Three Valleys Gospel Choir
The Three Valleys Gospel Choir

IF you’re looking for something to do or see or places to go around the area over the next few days, take a look at our guide to what’s happening.

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 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 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

The Nutclough Woods activity day gets underway at 10.30am. Meet at Nutclough Tavern. Free admission. For more information, call 01422 847334.

Word of Mouth is holding a patchwork quilt making workshop for beginners from 11am until 4pm. Choose from a variety of vintage, new and recycled fabrics pre-cut for you, or incorporate your own to make a mini quilt or cushion cover. A hand sewing method will be demonstrated and instructions will be provided for the machine method. For more information, contact Sue 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.

The Three Valleys Gospel Choir, based in Todmorden, will be in concert at St James’ Parish Church at 7.30pm. The choir will be singing old favourites such as Paul Simon’s ‘African Skies’, as well as traditional songs such as ‘Motherless Child’ and the odd unexpected song from a musical.

SUNDAY

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

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.

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 at 2pm. The social group for people living with dementia and their families provides an opportunity to meet and talk to 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.

Mountain of Hope runs a step teaching class at 7.30pm. Admission £5. 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.

The Hope Centre is running Golden Years: reflexology for the elderly from 11am until 4pm. To book an appointment priced £12, call 01706 375629.

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.

David Cant and Clive Lloyd will give a talk titled ‘The story of Castle Carr’ at the next meeting of Hebden Bridge Local History Society at the Methodist Hall at 7.30pm. David and Clive will tell how wealth from the textile trade led to the creation of a large estate. For more information, visit www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk.

Hebden Bridge Camera Club meets at the Masonic Hall at 7.45pm. Tonight, the club’s annual general meeting will be held. 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.

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

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.

A six-week pilates course for beginners starts at Burnley Road Academy at 7.30pm. Numbers are limited so anybody interested is encouraged to book a place by calling Lynne on 07734 791853.

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.

A Burns’ Night supper will take place at Milly’s Cafe. To book a place, call 01422 883504.

LUDDENDEN FOOT

FRIDAY

A craft morning will take place at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute from 10am until noon. Admission £5. It will be followed by a community cafe, open from noon until 2pm. A two-course meal is available priced £3.50 for adults and £1.50 for children.

TUESDAY

A zumba class runs 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.

Geoff Carter will give a talk titled ‘Antarctica’ at U3A Todmorden’s monthly members’ meeting at Central Methodist Church at 1.45pm. New members welcome.

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.

St Joseph’s Players’ pantomime ‘Happily Ever After’ is running at the Hippodrome Theatre until Saturday. Performances start at 7.30pm each night. Tickets are available from Todmorden Information Centre in person or by calling 01706 818181.

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.

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.

Incredible Edible Todmorden has organised a tour and tasting session at Little Valley Brewery from 6-8pm. The free event is for adults aged over 19. A free minibus is available. For more information, contact Sally on 07712 160600.

SATURDAY

St Michael’s Church, Cornholme, is holding a ‘Winter Warmer’ event at Central Methodist Church from 11am until 1pm. A meal of soup with crusty bread, followed by fruit pie and cream, plus tea and coffee is available for £4.

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

A sock knitting class will be held at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 2-4pm. Learn how to use double pointed needles to knit a sock in the round. For more information, call 01706 816181.

SUNDAY

A sock knitting class will be held at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 2-4pm. Learn how to use double pointed needles to knit a sock in the round. For more information, call 01706 816181.

There will be folk music with a contemporary twist at Barearts Studio Bar from 3-6pm with Cafe Noir. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

MONDAY

The next Todmorden Walkabout will set off from the reception area at Todmorden Community College at 11am. The hour-long walk on level paths and pavements is 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.

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

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 to stitch a range of easy and useful seams to finish different styles of garment during a workshop at Cheeky Sew and Sew. Sessions from 1-4pm and 6-9pm will show how to stitch an enclosed seam, a princess seam and a narrow seam. 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 take place 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. The choir performs several concerts throughout the year. For more information, contact secretary Linda Holmes on 01422 843486.

CALDERDALE

THURSDAY

Adam Ant will be live on stage at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, at 8pm. Adam Ant has enjoyed huge success over the years, including Ivor Novello and Brit Awards, plus a Grammy nomination. Now he comes to Halifax with a new band – the Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

FRIDAY

BBC Yorkshire Symphony harpist Fiona-Katie Roberts returns to Square Chapel, Halifax, for a historical evening of harp music. The music starts in Ethiopia 2,000 years ago. With rings on her fingers and bells on her ankles, her music spans continents and civilisations from the Queen of Sheba to the Celts. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

There will be a Northern Soul night with Ginger Taylor and special guest ‘The Legendary’ Richard Searling at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, from 8.30pm. Admission £6. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SATURDAY

The Ritz Ballroom is having a Ceroc freestyle night from 8pm. Admission £8.

SUNDAY

‘More Halifax hostelries’ will be the next in Calderdale Heritage Walks’ winter programme. Following the success of the 2010 event, the walk will feature a new collection of the area’s historic pubs, ending at the Ring O’Bells. Meet Anne Kirker outside the main post office on Commercial Street, Halifax, at 2pm. For more information, visit www.calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk.

MONDAY

Halifax Choral Society meets at Carlton United Reformed Church at 7.30pm for its weekly rehearsal. People are welcome to attend and try out before deciding if they would like to join. The society provides many singing opportunities, with several concerts throughout the year.