What’s happening around the area - things to do and see

Menfolk Waits
Menfolk Waits

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

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.

Have a go at Tibetan yoga and meditation at the Birchcliffe Centre at 10.30am. For more information, call 07967 974376.

The Hope Centre hosts pilates classes from 11.20am onwards. To book, call 07515 895413.

Come and listen to some spooky tales at a special Halloween event at Hardcastle Crags. Gibson Mill hosts a batty hat-making and crafts session from 1-4pm. Ursula Holden-Gill will read spooky tales at 4pm. Admission £3. To book a place, call 01422 844518. Refreshments will be served in the cafe until 5.30pm.

A gentle exercise class runs at Waterside Gym from 2-3pm. For more information, call 01422 886469.

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.

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.

The autumn craft fair opens at Hardcastle Crags. There will be a chance to make an early start on your Christmas shopping as a range of crafts and gifts made by a hand-picked selection of local craftspeople will be on display. The fair, which is also running on Saturday, is open from 11am until 3pm on each day.

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 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.

The Stubbing Wharf hosts ‘Tale from the Wharf’, an evening of traditional storytelling, at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 844107.

SATURDAY

Ella Speirs will lead an exploratory workshop using creative expression to connect more fully with yourself and be fully present in life. The workshop, from 9.30am until 1pm, will be held at Holme Street Arts Centre. It will include dance/movement, writing, artwork and reflection. To book, contact Hazel on 07969 597139 or 01422 885942

Hope Baptist Church is holding a table top sale from 10am until 2pm. There is a £5 fee per table. For more information, call 01422 884221.

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

Calder Food Hub is holding its Fruity Festival at Hope Baptist Church from noon until 4pm. The event will celebrate the local harvest and food culture, with stalls from local groups, children’s activities and displays.

SUNDAY

A craft market will run in Lees Yard car park from 9am until 4.30pm. £15 per stall. For more information, call 01706 819731.

A keep fit class for all abilities is held at Waterside Gym from 10.30am until 11.30am. Admission £4.50. For more information, call 01422 846088.

Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre runs an antiques and collectables valuation session from noon until 3pm. Experts are on hand to inspect your items. For more information, call 01422 846561.

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

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.

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.

Classes of Nia dance, a new fitness and personal growth programme, are held at Central Street Infant School at 7pm. For more information, call 07788 626363.

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.

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

TUESDAY

A Hatha yoga class is held at Calderdale Yoga Centre at 9.10am. For more information, call 01422 844402.

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.

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.

An exhibition of new paintings by Tom Robinson is running at ArtsMill Gallery, Linden Mill, until November 20. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am until 5pm. Free admission. For more information, call 01422 843413 or visit www.artsmill.org.

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.

Nick Wilding will give a talk titled ‘The search for Helen’ at the next meeting of Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society at the Methodist Hall, Market Street, at 7.30pm. Following his discovery of the lost silent film ‘Helen of Four Gates’, made on the moors above Hebden Bridge in 1920, Nick explores the locations that inspired the writer Ethel Carnie Holdsworth to write her novel and brings to life the world she knew. The meeting will also include the society’s annual general meeting. For more information, visit www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk.

Hebden Bridge Camera Club meets at the Masonic Hall at 7.45pm. New members are always welcome. There is a £2 admission charge for guests. Tonight the society’s annual projected images competition will be judged by Mr Bob Free. For more information, call 01422 885244.

An adult beginners contemporary dance class 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 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

The next in a series of sessions about the catholic church will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 8pm. All welcome.

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.

The Hepton Singers and Menfolk Waits will perform together in ‘Two Choirs for Lou’ at the Ted Hughes Theatre at 7.30pm. Funds raised from the concert will go to the Lou Tempest Benefit Fund. Tickets priced £8 (concessions £6, under 25s £3) are available from B@r Place, Harold Crabtree’s and on the door. For more information, contact Simon Rennie on 07411 901148.

SUNDAY

A concert will be held at St Michael’s Church at 6.30pm in memory of Dennis Sutherland, the church’s late organist and choir master. The programme includes a number of hymns, choral pieces and organ music that Dennis loved. The concert has been arranged by the choir at St Michael’s as a tribute to his long contribution to music in the parish. All welcome.

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.

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. £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.

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. For more information, call 01422 842027.

WEDNESDAY

A zumba class is held at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club from 6-7pm.

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

There will be a musical theatre workshop at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance from 10am until 3pm. Admission £10. For more information, call 01706 839113.

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.

Todmorden Unitarian Church hosts an evening of open worship from 7.30pm until 8.30pm. It will feature reflection, discussion and mediation. All religions and beliefs welcome. Free admission. For more information, call 07806 775639.

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

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.

The Dawn Chapman School of Dance is running a spooktacular dance and activity day from 10am until 3pm. Admission £10. For more information, call 01706 839113.

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.

CBeebies presenter Mike Amatt brings his ‘Smart attack of art’ show to the Hippodrome Theatre at 2pm. Mike will show children how to draw popular cartoon characters including Wallace and Gromit, The Simpsons, Buzz Lightyear and many more. They will also have a chance to join him on stage for part of the show. Tickets priced £6.50 are available from Todmorden Information Centre in person or by calling 01706 818181.

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

SATURDAY

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

Friendly games of rounders take place in Centre Vale Park from 2-4pm. There is no charge to join in. For more information, call 07970 780514.

Customise and upcycle your clothes during an afternoon session at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 2-4pm. Come along and have a look at what you can make from t-shirts, jumpers and old jeans. Bring materials if possible. Admission £10. For more information, call 01706 816181 or visit www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk.

Todmorden Choral Society will give its autumn concert at St Mary’s Church at 7.30pm. The programme will feature ‘St Nicholas’ by Benjamin Britten, Stanford’s ‘Magnificat’ and ‘Nunc Dimittis’, as well as Bach’s ‘Lord Jesus Christ, my life and light’. The youth choir will also perform and the musical accompaniment will be provided by the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra. Tickets priced £8 (concessions £6) are available from choral society members or at Todmorden Information Centre.

SUNDAY

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.

Acoustic and bottleneck guitarists Roger Higgins and Gary Boyle will perform live at Barearts Studio Bar at 7.30pm. 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 short walks on level paths and pavements are ideal for getting started and last about an hour. 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.

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.

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.

An Ashtanga yoga class is held at Union House at 8.15pm. The class is aimed at beginners and those at an intermediate level. For more information, call 07985 274181.

WEDNESDAY

Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine during courses at Cheeky Sew and Sew. The sessions from 1pm until 3.30pm and from 6pm until 8.30pm will also show how to make a simple item using a machine. Admission £15. For more information, call 01706 816181 or visit www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk.

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, call 01706 810096.

FRIDAY

The Swing Commanders return to Square Chapel by popular demand at 8pm. Europe’s number one western swing band will give an evening of 1940s swing classics and much more. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

SATURDAY

Visitors to Eureka can handle spine-tingling beasts – if they dare – during a special Halloween event. Later in the day at 6.30pm, the museum will go eerie for the Witching Hour. Visitors can hunt for ghosts and ghouls, overcome terrifying challenges, see magic tricks and finish the night off with some spooky dancing. Tickets priced £6.50 are available in advance by calling 01422 330069.

Halifax Choral Society will perform Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ at the Victoria Theatre at 7.30pm. The choir will be sharing the stage with the Northern Sinfonia. The soloists will be soprano Judith Howarth, tenor David Shaw and baritone Andrew Foster Williams. Also singing will be talented 12-year-old Matthew Wilson. Tickets are available from the theatre box office on 01422 351158 or on the door.

Elland Silver Band will give a concert at St Jude’s Church, Savile Park, Halifax, at 7.30pm. The concert will also feature mezzo soprano Kathryn Shaw accompanied on piano by Anthony Fountain. Tickets are priced £6 for adults and £3 for children under 16. All proceeds will go to the Halifax and Calder Multiple Sclerosis Society branch.

SUNDAY

The final Calderdale Heritage Walk of the summer programme will be ‘Halifax at Halloween’. Meet John Billingsley at the Piece Hall at 7pm for the spooky walk featuring tales of the dark and dismal, gruesome and ghostly, shadowy and shocking sides of downtown Halifax. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.