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Give your Friday night a Spanish flavour by attending flamenco classes at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Give your Friday night a Spanish flavour by attending flamenco classes at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

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THINGS to do and see and places to go around the district over the next few days.

HEBDEN BRIDGE

THURSDAY

A ten-week German for beginners course begins at Word of Mouth at 10am. The course will teach participants a mainly conversational approach to help them communicate quickly and get by in German speaking countries. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 10am until noon. A German for improvers course runs from 7-9pm. There is an £85 fee for each course. For more information, contact Vicky on 01422 845327.

Try out Tibetan yoga and meditation at the Birchcliffe Centre at 10.30am. For more information, call 07967 974376.

Share produce and ideas at a Gardeners’ Day at Callis Community Garden from noon onwards. For more information, call 01422 845868.

‘Digging Deeper’, a new ten-week course exploring a range of environmental issues, will start at the Alternative Technology Centre, Hebble End Mill, at 7pm. There is a £60 fee for the full course. For more information, contact tutor Finn Jensen on 01422 846863 or email finn.jensen@rocketmail.com.

Calder Valley Voices meet at the Methodist Church to sing a wide range of material for fun. Sessions run from 7.15pm until 9.30pm.

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.

The Hebden Bridge Hill Millies, a women’s Cotswold morris dancing group, meets at Holme Street Arts Centre at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 842314.

FRIDAY

Hebden Bridge Boxing Club runs a women’s boxercise class at 9.30am. For more information, call 07732 433243.

Beginners can learn the Yang style of Tai Chi during a class held at the Salem Centre at 11am. For more information, call 01274 545948.

A half-day knitting workshop will take place at Hardcastle Crags. Knitting designer Ann Kingstone will lead the ‘Simple knitting’ and ‘All about socks’ sessions. To book a place priced £24 (including lunch), call 01422 844518.

Cyclists can take part in a three-hour, 15 mile loop around the Calder Valley, starting from Hebden Bridge Railway Station at 10am. The route will take in parts of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail. To book a place, call 01772 534709.

Following a summer break, flamenco dance classes restart at Hope Baptist Church. A beginners class is held at 6pm, an improvers session at 7pm and a class for intermediate level dancers at 8pm. For more information contact Patricia on 07949 050039 or visit www.hebdenbridgeflamenco.org.uk

Local blues band Monitor will perform at B@r place at 9pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 842814.

SATURDAY

A railway walk and lunch will be held as part of the South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival. The seven mile walk will feature picturesque views while exploring the industrial past of Hebden Dale, followed by a soup and sandwich lunch at Gibson Mill. Meet at the National Trust car park, Clough Hole, at 10am. To book a place, call 01422 841023.

Join a National Trust guide for a ‘Fungi Foray’ at Hardcastle Crags. Visitors can go on a hunt to find and identify some of the area’s famous fungi. Admission is £4.50 for adults, £2.50 for children. To book a place, call 01422 844518.

SUNDAY

Get on your bike for a 45-mile ride exploring Bronte country and crossing the watershed into Lancashire before returning via Widdop reservoir. The route follows the one featured on TV programme ‘Britain by bike’, based on the books by Harold Briercliffe. Meet at Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre at 9.15am. For more information, contact Graham Joyce on 07713 242345.

Join the White Rose Archers for their regular archery session at Salem Fields at 12.30pm. For more information, call 01706 812845.

Hebden Bridge based author Mark Illis will launch his latest novel ‘The Last Word’ during an event at the Stubbing Wharf from 4-6pm. Mark also writes for ‘Emmerdale’ and has written for ‘EastEnders’, ‘The Bill’ and Peak Practice’.

MONDAY

The Hope Centre runs an early morning Taize singing class from 8am until 8.30am. Entry by donation. For more information, call 01422 842424.

ArtsMill holds a life drawing class at 11am. For more information, call 07889 279454.

Learn the art of QiGong, beautiful ‘wild goose’ form, at Calderdale Yoga Centre at 11.15am. For more information, call 01422 842344.

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.

Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute will meet in the top room at Hope Baptist Church at 7pm. Members will have a tea tasting with Hebden Tea. Visitors are very welcome (£5 admission).

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

TUESDAY

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

Calderdale Yoga Centre runs a kundalini yoga class at 11am. For more information, call 01422 844146.

A meditation session is held at the Hope Centre at 12.30pm. Refreshments included. 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, call Carole on 01422 842093.

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.

Holme Street Arts Centre runs a short form Tai Chi class for all abilities and ages at 6pm. There is a £3 charge per session. For more information, call 01422 845382.

Life coach Alison Pilling and artist Crystal Kershaw bring their ‘Life coaching for the curious’ course to Hebden Bridge. Starting tonight at 7pm, the six-week course will offer participants the time and space to think about their lives and hopes for the future. For more information, call Alison on 07810 378643 or visit www.hopeandsesame.com.

Mountain of Hope runs a step teaching class at 7.30pm. Admission £5. For more information, call 01422 842132.

A ten-week ‘Circle dance for all’ course begins at Riverside Junior School. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. There is a £60 fee for the course. To book a place, call 01706 818103.

A beginners’ burlesque dance course with Lady Wildflower starts at the Salem Centre at 8pm. The six-week course will be held on Tuesdays from 8-9pm. For more information, call 07766 495291 or email lady-wildflower@hotmail.com.

WEDNESDAY

Join Amanda for a belly dancing class suitable for all women at Waterside Gym at 1.30pm. For more information, call 07981 639471.

Calderdale Yoga Centre runs a birthlight yogacise class for pregnant women at 5.45pm. To book a place, call 01706 819023.

A traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu class is held at Dunkley House, Albert Street, at 7pm. All welcome. For more information, call 07884 020028.

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society presents a talk titled ‘The Solar Dynamic Observatory’ at Hope Baptist Church Rooms at 7.30pm. Admission £3 for visitors. For more information, call 01422 378368.

The Stubbing Wharf holds an open mic night from 9pm. For more information, call 01422 844107.

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

The Fielden Centre hosts a Tai Chi for the over 55s class to help improve balance at 10.30am. For more information, call 01706 817926.

U3A Todmorden’s monthly members’ meeting will be held at Central Methodist Church at 1.45pm. Ray Riches will give a talk titled ‘Walking the Pacific Crest Trail’. New members are invited to attend their first meeting for free. Refreshments will be available. For more information about U3A Todmorden, call 01706 839176 or visit www.u3atod.org.uk.

‘Postcards’, an exhibition of fine art landscape and nature photography by Keith Craven, is running at Platform One Gallery until September 21. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am until 4pm. For more information, call 01706 816070.

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.

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.

Singer songwriter Bella Gaffney will perform at Barearts Studio Bar at 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

SATURDAY

The Bear Fayre, a harvest festival featuring numerous activities including face painting and live music, will run at the Bear shop and cafe from 9am until 5pm. For more information, call 01706 813737.

A two-day circuit of the town’s boundary gets underway, starting from Todmorden Town Hall’s Halifax Road entrance at 9.30am. Walkers will cover 12 miles of the Todmorden Centenary Way over seven hours as part of the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. For more information, visit www.walkandridefestival.co.uk.

Make fabric flowers and brooches during a workshop at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 2-4pm. Admisson £2, not including materials. For more information, call 01706 816181.

Later in the day, Cheeky Sew and Sew is holding a clothes swap party at 7.30pm, preceded by cocktails from 7pm. People attending the event are asked to bring at least three clean, good quality items of clothes to swap. Free entry. Call 07542 076185 to confirm your place.

Friendly games of rounders are played in Centre Vale Park from 2-4pm. Free entry. For more information, call 07970 780514.

There will be music from the jazz era at Barearts Studio Bar at 7.30pm.

‘Feeling Groovy’, a night of 60s and 70s sounds featuring local band Full Circle and DJ Bob Smith, will take place at Todmorden Cricket Club from 8pm until late. Tickets priced £7.50 are available from Todmorden News Centre and Cancer Research UK committee members.

SUNDAY

Walkers will embark on the second and final part of their circumnavigation of the town, setting off from Todmorden Town Hall’s Halifax Road entrance at 9.30am to cover 12 miles of the Todmorden Centenary Way over seven hours. For more information, visit www.walkandridefestival.co.uk.

Todmorden High School’s parent council is hosting a Flog It Fun Day between 1pm and 4pm. It will be a combination of a ‘bring and buy’ and an opportunity for families to enjoy a fun afternoon together. Events include a tombola, soak the teacher, penalty shoot out, coconut shy, bat the rat and lots more. To book a car boot or table, contact Jo Norman on 01706 839463.

St Mary’s Church is holding its second annual pet blessing service at 3pm. All pet owners and those who love animals are invited to attend, and well behaved pets are welcome too. Local charities that work with animals have been invited and a collection will be taken for their work. For more information, contact Rev Nancy White on 01706 812007.

MONDAY

The next Todmorden Walkabout will start at 11am from the reception area at Todmorden Community College. The short walk on level paths and pavements is ideal for getting started. New walkers are asked to arrive at 10.45am. For more information, contact walk leader 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.

Dawn Chapman School of Dance runs a boys only street dance class from 4-5pm. There is also a fit kids circuit training session from 5-6pm and an adult cheer fitness class from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.

A yoga for pregnancy course runs at Union House at 7pm. For more information, call 07985 274181.

An adult tap dance class is held at the old Conservative Club at 7.30pm. For more information, call 07929 576785.

TUESDAY

An exhibition of textile paintings by Ian Emberson is running at the Bear cafe throughout September.

B’DZ runs jewellery making workshops from 10am until noon and from 7-9pm. For more information, call 07903 655662.

Starter tennis sessions for children aged five to ten are held at Todmorden Sports Centre from 4-5pm. First two sessions free. After that, there is a £2 charge. For more information, call 01706 815265.

WEDNESDAY

‘Icon’, an exhibition of paintings and sculpture, runs at Water Street Gallery until September 25. The exhibition links in with last month’s launch of the new Paulinus Way pilgrimage route from Todmorden to York. For more information, call 01706 839714 or visit www.waterstreetgallery.co.uk.

A sock knitting class will be held at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 6-9pm. There is a £25 charge. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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

LUDDENDEN

SATURDAY

Celebrate the Last Night of the Proms at a special event held in St Mary’s Churchyard at 7.30pm. Join in with the traditional finale and sing under the stars with other fans of the world famous annual music spectacular. Tickets priced £12 include a pie and peas supper. For more information, call 01422 244785.

WEDNESDAY

A nine-mile walk around the Luddenden Valley will take place as part of the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. The route includes some steep climbs and picturesque views. Meet at the bridge over the River Calder in Luddenden Foot at 10.30am.

THURSDAY

A charity fashion show will take place at the Ark nursery at 7.30pm. The event, which will feature fashion items from several local outlets, is being held to support a deprived children’s nursery in Kerala, India.

MYHTOLMROYD

SATURDAY

A series of dance classes for children aged four to 16 begins at Calder High School. Classes will run on Saturday mornings from 9.15am until 11.15am. For more information, call 07970 734639.

MONDAY

Meet at Hebden Bridge Railway Station at 10.45am for a seniors’ rail ramble around Heptonstall. The seven-and-a-half mile walk is expected to take five hours to complete. To book, contact Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre on 01422 843831.

TUESDAY

The White Lion hosts an Irish music session at 8.30pm. All musicians welcome. For more information, call 01422 842027.

MONDAY

Beginners acrylic classes are held at Old Town Community Centre from 7pm until 8.30pm. For more information, contact Jude on 07902 039339.

Wadsworth Gardening Group will gather at the Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm to discuss a variety of horticultural matters. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 845330.

CALDERDALE

THURSDAY

‘Calder Valley viewpoints’, a 20-mile cycle ride up towards Midgley and along the northern side of the Calder Valley, will set off from Sowerby Bridge Market, Wharf Street, at 6.45pm. It forms part of the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. For more information, visit www.walkandridefestival.co.uk.

FRIDAY

The Halifax Food and Drink Festival opens at the Piece Hall at 11am. The festival, which runs until Sunday, will feature appearances by celebrity chefs Antony Worrall Thompson and Jean-Christophe Novelli, and various food-themed events over the three days. For more information, visit www.halifaxfoodanddrink.co.uk.

Ginger Taylor and guests provide the music for a Northern Soul Night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, at 8.30pm. Admission £6. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SATURDAY

There will be a Ceroc freestyle night at the Ritz Ballroom at 8pm. Admission £8.

SUNDAY

The next Calderdale Heritage Walk will explore the Hipperholme area. Meet John Brooke by the branch library on the A58 at 2.15pm.

Square Chapel’s Piano Club, led by Dave Nelson, returns to perform another ‘Afternoon Tea’ concert at 3pm. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422.

MONDAY

Halifax Choral Society meets at the Carlton United Reformed Church, Halifax, at 7.30pm. The friendly group is preparing for its upcoming concert season. New members welcome.

WEDNESDAY

Artist Paul Talbot-Greaves starts a ten-week watercolour painting class at St Matthew’s Church, Lightcliffe, tonight. To book, call 01422 243516.