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HERE are some things to do and see and places to go around the district over the next few days.

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.

A talk on the history of the Rochdale Canal will be held at Walsden Library at 7.30pm. Entry is by a free ticket available by contacting the library on 01706 815602.

FRIDAY

A range of activities including line and sequence dancing, singing, crafts and quizzes will take place at the next 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.

Stitch and bitch, 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.

A new art exhibition opens at the Sportman’s Arms at 7pm. For more information, call 01706 813449.

SATURDAY

Musicians from Todmorden Orchestra will be on parade at a bric-a-brac sale and coffee morning at Central Methodist Church at 10.30am. The event is being held to raise funds for the orchestra.

Learn the basics of hooking, prodding and latching at a rag rug making workshop at Cheeky Sew and Sew from noon until 4pm. Use recycled fabrics to make a rag rug of your own design. Admission £25, which includes materials. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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

There will be an acoustic music session at Barearts Studio Bar from 2-6pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

SUNDAY

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

Get help and advice for sewing and knitting projects at the Sunday surgery held at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 1-3pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01706 816181.

An Age Concern afternoon tea will be held at Roomfield House from 2-4pm. Tickets are priced £2 in advance or £2.50 on the door. For more information, call 01706 817926.

Learn how to make a potato and beetroot tart during a cook off at the Bear Cafe from 6-8pm. Free entry. For more information, call 07712 160600.

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.

An adult cheer fitness session takes place at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance at 6.30pm. 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.

Todmorden Bridge Club meets at Todmorden Golf Club at 7.30pm. New members are welcome. For more information, call 01706 371301.

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.

Functional pilates and core classes run at the Fielden Centre. The level two session starts at 6.30pm, followed by level one at 7.30pm. £5 entry. For more information, call 07932 936089.

The Jane Dale Readers Group will meet at Walsden Library at 7pm. The group will discuss ‘When we were Romans’ by Matthew Kneale. For more information, call 01706 815602.

Dr Dinesh Kumar will give a talk about diabetes at Central Methodist Church at 7pm. Free entry. All welcome at the talk, which has been organised by the Todmorden Patients’ Participation Group.

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 an eight-mile Todmorden circular walk. Meet at the Stansfield Road car park at 10.15am. For more information, contact walk leader Christine Newell on 01706 817233 or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.

Cheeky Sew and Sew is holding basic sewing skills sessions from 1-4pm and 6-9pm. The course covers using a pattern, cutting fabric and aligning and sewing fabric to make a bag. Admission £18, including materials.

An adult ballet class runs at the old Conservative Club at 3pm. For more information, call 07929 576785.

Join in French and Spanish conversation 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.

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 new 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.

There will be a chess night at the Fox and Goose Inn at 7pm. For more information, call 01422 842649.

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 to 7pm. Improver classes are held from 7pm to 8pm and intermediate classes run from 8pm to 9pm. For more information, contact Patricia on 07949 050039 or visit www.hebdenbridgeflamenco.org.uk.

There will be a free reiki share at the Banyan Tree from 7-9pm. All levels welcome. For more information, call 01422 845880.

Grass Roots Discoteque present Mish Mash at the Hole In t’Wall at 9pm. Free entry.

SATURDAY

The White Swan is holding a men’s breakfast with a guest speaker at 9am. Admission £3, which includes a full English breakfast. For more information, call 01422 842905.

Treesponsibility is holding its autumn gathering at Height Gates Camping Barn. The event, which also runs on Sunday, will include tree planting around the area. Admission £25. For more information, call 01422 647046.

Word of Mouth runs a crafty kids session from 10am until noon. Admission £7.50, including refreshments. For more information, call 01422 648299.

A fireworks themed dance class for boys aged four to six will be held at Holme Street Arts Centre at 10.30am. To book, call Natalie on 07723 452673.

There will be a French and Breton music session followed by a dance at Holme Street Arts Centre. The event will run from 1-5pm. For more information, call 07729 120792.

The Stubbing Wharf hosts a harmony open mic night featuring acapella singing at 8.30pm. Free entry. For more information, call 07940 850328.

The Hole In t’Wall presents ‘Soul In t’Wall’ at 9pm. Free entry.

SUNDAY

A farmers’ market will run in Lees Yard car park from 9am until 4.30pm. £20 per stall. For more information, call 01706 819731.

Make sparkly bags and glitzy Christmas stockings during a workshop at Word of Mouth from 10am until 1pm. Admission £15. For more information, contact Jinny on 01422 648299.

Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute is holding a rag market at Central Street School from 11am until 4pm. There will be fabrics, buttons, wool and all things haberdashery. Admission 50p.

There will be a sacred song gathering at suite three, Burlees House, Hangingroyd Lane, at 2pm. Admission £8. For more information, call 01422 844333.

St James’ Church is holding a celebration of favourite hymns at 3pm. Refreshments available. Requests for hymns can be emailed to jmschoirorgan@googlemail.com.

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

The Hope Centre runs a gentle yoga class for the over 50s at 9.30am. For more information, call 01422 842398.

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 new 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.

A Wing Chun martial arts class is held at Dodnaze Community Centre from 7-9pm. Beginners welcome. For more information, contact Jay on 07816 911535.

The Evolving Minds discussion group will meet upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf Inn at 7.30pm. For more information, call 07984 480224.

Hebden Bridge Chess Club meets at the Trades Club at 7.30pm. For more information about the chess club, call 01422 842426.

The Blog Club - novices and experts interested in blogging - will meet at B@r Place at 8pm. Free entry. For more information, call 07598 233227.

TUESDAY

Baby yoga classes run at the Birchcliffe Centre at 11am and 2pm. For more information, call 07967 974376.

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.

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 five-week stained glass making course starts at Simcha Gallery, Bridge Mill. Participants can choose from supplied templates or make their own unique design. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm until 9pm. To book a place, call Stephen on 07967 750588 or download a booking form from www.simchagallery.co.uk.

B@r Place runs a quiz night with free food and prizes. £1.50 entry. For more information, call 01422 842814.

WEDNESDAY

A core/cardio/box class for women is held at Hebden Bridge Boxing Club at 10.30am. For more information, call 07732 433243.

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.

The Transition Town group will hold a session on the subject of ‘The true cost of coal’ at the Trades Club at 7pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 845265.

A health and well being practice group meets at the Hope Centre from 7-9pm. For more information, call 07789 683430.

John Atack will give a talk titled ‘Jowett cars: a brief history’ at the next meeting of Hebden Bridge Local History Society at the Methodist Hall at 7.30pm. John, who spent 37 years with Rolls Royce in various parts of the globe, is the vice chairman of the northern section of the Jowett Car Club – the oldest one-make car club in the world. For more information, visit www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk.

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

Hebden Bridge Camera Club meets at the Masonic Hall at 7.45pm. George Steele will give a talk titled ‘Sharpening strategies’. New members are always welcome. There is a £2 admission charge for guests. 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.

MYTHOLMROYD

THURSDAY

An introduction to counselling skills course will take place at White Ribbon House from 6-9pm. For more information, call 07745 008956.

Hilary Dodson will give a talk titled ‘Top fruit’ at the Calder Valley Organic Gardeners meeting at the Good Shepherd Centre at 7.30pm. Admission £1 for guests. For more information, call 07977 929684.

SATURDAY

Dance classes for children aged four to 16 run at Calder High School from 9.15am until 11.15am. For more information, call 07970 734639.

SUNDAY

An antiques and collectors’ fair will be held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre from 8am until 4.30pm. For more information, call 01484 721013.

TUESDAY

TC and Joycey B’s swing jive classes are held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.15pm. Sessions teach a mix of jive, swing, Charleston, strolls, boogie and bop to music from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Each class includes a taught session, practice time and social dancing. £5 admission per class. For more information, call 01706 814996.

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.

FRIDAY

There will be an open mic night at the Cross Inn. All welcome. 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.

LUDDENDEN FOOT

THURSDAY

A craft morning will be held at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute from 10am until noon. For more information, call 01422 885542.

CALDERDALE

THURSDAY

Acoustic folk singer songwriter Roger Davies will perform in the Green Room Bar at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax. Winner of the Leeds Music Promotions Award for best male solo album 2009, he will sing new songs plus live favourites from his previous albums. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

Jazz vocalist Orla Murphy will perform at the Friends of Square Chapel fundraising concert. The concert at Square Chapel, Halifax, will also feature pianist Aron Ottignon, leader of the Aronas ensemble. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

FRIDAY

Musical rock theatre spectacular ‘Vampires Rock’ comes to the Victoria Theatre. Steve Steinman and a cast of singers, dancers and a live band blast their way through some of the greatest rock anthems of all time.

There will be a Twisted Wheel tribute night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, at 8.30pm with Ginger Taylor and Pete Roberts. Admission £6. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SUNDAY

Ginger Taylor and guests will provide the music for a Soulful Kinda Sunday at the Ritz Ballroom from 3pm. Admission £2 before 5pm, £5 after.

‘Fragments of feminism’, an exhibition of paintings, photography and installations is running at Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax. For more information, call 01422 250250.

TUESDAY

Halifax Light Opera Society presents ‘Me and my girl’ at the Victoria Theatre until November 12. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.