What’s happening around the area - your top leisure guide

Swing jive classes take place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre
Swing jive classes take place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre

LOOKING for something to do? Here are some 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.

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.

The Fox and Goose Inn hosts Pennine Piperholics, a meet and play session of local pipers, 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.

Among remembrance events this weekend, the Bishop of Wakefield the Rt Rev Stephen Platten will be at St James’s Parish Church, Hebden Bridge, for a service at 11am on Friday, November 11.

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 from 11am until 12.15pm. It will focus on mental health and well-being. Free entry. 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 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 live music at the Hole In t’Wall from 9pm.

SATURDAY

Explore the diversity of various hand stitching techniques during a workshop at Word of Mouth from 10am until 4pm. The session will show how to use different threads and fabrics, the importance of colour and texture, and how to stitch using more unconventional materials. Those taking part are asked to bring bits of fabric and thread, plus scissors. Admission £30. For more information, contact Nicolette on 01422 847163.

The Nutclough Woods activity day gets underway at Nutclough Tavern at 10.30am. The free event will include woodland management. For more information, call 01422 847334.

Calder Valley Steiner Education is hosting a craft fair at Holme Street Arts Centre from 11am until 5pm. There will be craft stalls and a vegetarian cafe serving a selection of savoury dishes and cakes.

Scenic crocodile cruises depart from outside the Stubbing Wharf every half an hour between 2-4pm. For more information, call 07966 808717.

A zumba dance fitness class runs at Waterside Gym at 2.45pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 846088.

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.

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.

Nelsons Wine Bar is having an open mic night at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 844782.

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.

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

TUESDAY

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

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

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

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

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.

Mountain of Hope holds a step teaching class at 7.30pm. 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 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.

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.

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society presents a talk on the subject of ‘Meteorite impacts on Earth’ at the Hope Baptist Church Rooms at 7.30pm. Admission £3 for visitors. For more information, call 01422 378368.

Hebden Bridge Camera Club meets at the Masonic Hall at 7.45pm. George Steele will give a talk titled ‘Sharpening strategies’. 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.

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.

SUNDAY

St Thomas’ Church will host an acoustic chamber folk music concert at 7.30pm.

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

FRIDAY

Dr Ian Rothwell will give a talk about ‘The history of medicine’ at the next meeting of Mytholmroyd Historical Society at Mytholmroyd Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

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.

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.

CRAGG VALE

FRIDAY

All Cragg Vale residents are invited to join the Cragg Vale Community Association autumn social and annual general meeting in The Robin Hood at 7.30pm. The AGM will last for ten minutes, followed by an informal chat over food and drinks about new priorities for Cragg Vale as 2012 approaches.

MONDAY

Cragg Vale Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association host a talk in the St John’s Church Room at 7.30pm. £1 admission for visitors. info, call 01422 884460.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friends of Todmorden Unitarian Church are inviting people to come to the church to reflect on remembrance and peace at 10.45am. There will be a collection for Help for Heroes and Foundation for Peace.

Watch Derren Brown’s show ‘The secret of luck’ - filmed in Todmorden in September – on the big screen at Todmorden Unitarian Church at 9pm. Doors open at 8pm. Refreshments will be served. Free entry but donations of £2 towards the church cooker fund would be appreciated.

The Sportsman’s Arms, Kebcote, hosts a blues jam at 9pm. All musicians welcome. For more information, call 01706 813449.

SATURDAY

Mayor of Todmorden Coun Richard White is holding a coffee morning at Todmorden Town Hall from 10am until noon in aid of his mayoral charity, Calder Valley Search and Rescue.

There will be a crafty coffee morning at Central Methodist Church from 10am until noon to support the Todmorden branch of Arthritis Research UK. There will be a children’s sponsored knit, a cake stall, craft stall and a raffle. Tickets are priced £1.

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

Cheeky Sew and Sew is having an open house with free taster sessions from noon until 4pm. Come along and have a free session on the sewing machines, make a fabric flower, try your hand at crochet or just have a free cup of tea and cake. For more information, call 01706 816181.

David Baker will give a talk titled ‘Butterflies and moths of Yorkshire’ at the Todmorden Natural History Society meeting at Central Methodist Church at 7.15pm. Admission is £1 for members, £2 for non-members. For more information, call 01706 817233.

Todmorden Orchestra will perform its autumn concert at Todmorden Town Hall at 7.30pm. Conducted by Nicholas Concannon Hodges, the orchestra will deliver a programme featuring Smetana’s ‘Vltava’, Schostakovitch’s ballet ‘Suite No. 4’, the Arutunian trumpet concerto – played by acclaimed Scottish trumpeter Brian McGinley – and a finale featuring Vaughan Williams’ ‘London Symphony’. Tickets priced £10 (concessions £8, children under-16 £1) are available from Todmorden Information Centre, the orchestra secretary on 01706 817333 or on the door.

SUNDAY

A fundraising stall for the Royal British Legion is being held on Todmorden Market from 9am until 3pm. There will be baking, books, bric-a-brac and a lucky dip.

The Bear Knitters group will meet at the Bear Cafe at noon. For more information, call 01422 844881.

Get help and advice for sewing and knitting projects at the ‘Sunday stitch’ sewing group, which meets at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 12.30pm until 2.30pm Free entry. For more information, call 01706 816181.

MONDAY

The next Todmorden Walkabout will set off from the reception area at Todmorden Community College at 11am. The short walks on level paths or pavements last about an hour and are ideal for people looking to start walking. 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.

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

The Todmorden Carer Support Group will meet at Todmorden Health Centre from 11am until 1pm. The group offers information, support and social activities for adult carers. For more information, call 01422 369101.

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.

Have a go at working with horses during an event at Longfield Equestrian Centre from noon until 3pm. The event will show people how to ride and groom a horse, as well as teaching how to tack up and tail bandage. Numbers are limited so booking is advised. For more information, call 01995 642255.

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.

The Todmorden Library Readers’ Group will meet at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01706 815600.

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

Make a 1950s skirt during a workshop at Cheeky Sew and Sew. Using original 1950s designs, make either a wiggle pencil skirt or a full circle skirt, using a fabric of your choice. Sessions run from 1-4pm or 6-9pm. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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

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.

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.

CALDERDALE

THURSDAY

Halifax Light Opera Society presents ‘Me and My Girl’ at the Victoria Theatre at 7.15pm. The production runs until Saturday. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

Halifax Thespians present Peter Gordon’s comedy ‘Slim Chance’ in the Playhouse bar studio at 7.30pm. The production runs until Friday. Tickets priced £5 are available online at www.halifaxplayhouse.ticketsource.co.uk.

FRIDAY

Eight-piece country and eastern/aggro folk band Bootscraper will perform in the Doghouse at Arden Road Social Club, Halifax. Also on the bill are Halifax band Gold and Maghribibeat. For more information, visit www.doghouseuk.com.

There will be a Ceroc freestyle night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, at 8pm. Admission £8. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SATURDAY

The Alt Halifax Ghost Story Festival will run at Dean Clough from 1.30pm until 10pm. An all-day ticket priced £10 is available by calling 01422 255266 or by visiting www.deanclough.com.

The Yorkshire Saxophone Choir will perform its tenth anniversary concert at St Jude’s Church, Free School Lane, at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

Good Rocking Tonight will provide the music for a rock ‘n’ roll night at the Ritz Ballroom at 8pm. Admission £9.

SUNDAY

The first outing in the Calderdale Heritage Walks winter season will explore Sowerby Bridge. Meet Ed Westbrook by the statue at the entrance to the canal basin on the A58 at 2pm.