What’s happening around the district

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

THURSDAY

l Share produce and ideas at a gardeners’ day at Callis Community Garden. All welcome at the session, which begins at noon. For more information, call 01422 845868.

l Come along to Gibson Mill for a bear-themed arts, crafts and story session from 1-4pm.

l Animated film ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ is showing at the Picture House at 1.30pm. Having become the Dragon Warrior, lovable Po now protects the Valley of Peace with his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five. But now an evil foe has emerged in the form of emperor albino peacock Lord Shen, who plans to conquer China with an unstoppable weapon. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l Watercolour and drawing classes are held at Machpelah Works from 7-9pm. Beginners and improvers are welcome. For more information, call 01422 845415.

l Calder Valley Voices meet at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church at 7.15pm to sing a wide range of material for fun. All abilities welcome.

FRIDAY

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

l Visitors to Gibson Mill can make a book during an activity session from 1-4pm.

l The Picture House will mark the release of the final Harry Potter film with a special themed evening on its opening night, celebrating all things magic. Fancy dress is encouraged, with prizes for the best costumes. Don’t miss out on the chance to witness the climax of the film phenomenon in style. Doors open at 7pm and the screening begins at 7.45pm. Tickets are available in advance from the Victoria Theatre box office on 01422 351158, Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre on 01422 843831, and from the Picture House during opening hours.

l The Total Stone Roses will play all the best Roses material including ‘Fools gold’, ‘Waterfall’ and ‘She bangs the drums’ at the Trades Club at 8.30pm. This four-piece band have the vigour and attitude of the original. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

SATURDAY

l Word of Mouth holds a crafty kids session from 10am until noon. Refreshments included. For more information, call 01422 648299.

l The Trades Club will host a Todstock after party from 8pm. The party will feature the mash up of the club’s premier night MADM with The Beats Bizarre, an exciting new night from Leeds in town for a one night only extravaganza to entertain your eardrums. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

SUNDAY

l A flea market runs at Holme Street Arts Centre from 9am until 4pm. It features bric-a-brac, crafts, books, jewellery and a cafe. For more information, call 01422 823589.

l The Hole Note Acoustic Club will meet at the Trades Club at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

MONDAY

l A boxing fitness class for the over 50s runs at Hebden Bridge Boxing Club from 10.30am until 11.30am. For more information, call 07732 433243.

l Gibson Mill hosts an activity session at which youngsters and their families can make a magic wand, a fairy house and an incredible creature. The session runs from 1-4pm.

l A Roald Dahl inspired storytime session will be held at Hebden Bridge Library from 2-3pm. At the ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ themed event, youngsters can make a magic potion and their very own revolting recipe book. There is a £3 entry fee per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To book a place, contact Shelley Bullas on 01422 392638.

TUESDAY

l The Hope Centre hosts a meditation session at 12.30pm. All welcome. There is a £3 charge, which includes refreshments. For more information, call 01422 842424.

l A pond-dipping session will be held at Gibson Mill. Visitors will also have chance to make an incredible creature at the session, which runs from 1-4pm.

l 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.

l A short form Tai Chi class for all abilities and all ages runs at Holme Street Arts Centre at 6pm. For more information, call 01422 845382.

WEDNESDAY

l A Nia dance class is held at Waterside Gym. The new fitness and personal growth class runs from 10am until 11.30am. For more information, call 07788 626363.

l Hebden Bridge Library hosts a Storytots session at 10.30am. The ‘room on a broom’ themed session will feature stories and craft activities. To book a place, call 01422 392638.

l A weekly belly dance class suitable for all women runs at Waterside Gym from 1.30pm until 2.30pm. For more information, call 07981 639471.

l A football coaching session for youngsters aged five and above will be held in Dodnaze Park from 3-5pm. For more information, call 07913 162452.

l A felt-making workshop will run at Gibson Mill. Entry £5. Places are limited, so anyone interested in attending is asked to book in advance by calling 01422 844518.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

l A Tai Chi class for children and adults will run in Heptonstall Park from 10am until noon. The session will include calming but fun Chinese exercise, as well as movements based on animals. The technique improves balance, flexibility and co-ordination. Bring a picnic for afterwards. Free entry but donations are welcome.

MONDAY

l A pilates session for improvers is held at Burnley Road Junior and Infant School at 6.15pm. For more information, call 07734 791853.

TUESDAY

l Mytholmroyd Community Centre hosts a modern sequence dancing class at 7.15pm. New dances are taught at the session. There is a £2 charge. For more information, call 01422 884249.

THURSDAY

l The Halifax and Calder Valley branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its monthly coffee club at Central Methodist Church from 10am until 11.30am. All welcome.

FRIDAY

l 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.

l A Storytots session inspired by the popular book ‘Room on a broom’ by Julia Donaldson will be held at Todmorden Library from 2-3pm. Activities include stories and crafts. There is a £2 charge per child. The session is suitable for children aged two to four, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To book a place, contact Shelley Bullas on 01422 392638.

SATURDAY

l ‘Stories from the soul’, a walk to the Basin Stone as part of a series of Chartist events, will set off in the morning. During the four to five mile walk, ecologist and botanist Johnny Turner will look at the landscape and wildlife and interpret what it has to tell us about the history, habitation, climate and geology. It will finish with tea and cakes at Todmorden Library at 2pm. There is a £5 charge (concessions £3). For more information, contact Anna Turner on 01422 392606.

l The walk will be followed by a poetry reading from Simon Rennie at the library at 2.30pm. Simon is a local poet originally from Manchester whose work covers a wide variety of formal ranges. It has been praised by critics for its humour and emotional depth. He often writes about nature and is inspired by the Calder Valley wildlife. Free entry.

MONDAY

l The next Todmorden Walkabout will start at 11am from the reception area at Todmorden Community College. New walkers are asked to arrive at 10.45am. For more information, contact walk leader Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

l 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.

l A boys only street dance class is held at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance from 4-5pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.

TUESDAY

l The Jane Dale Readers’ Group will meet at Walsden Library at 7pm. The group will be discussing ‘Plays’ by Anton Chekov. For more information, call 01706 815602 or 01706 815600.

WEDNESDAY

l The White Ribbon Campaign UK has organised a family fun day at Todmorden Sports Centre. The day of activities including rugby league skills with Halifax RLFC coaches and player Frank Watene, cheerleading and ultimate frisbee will run from 10am until 4pm. Those who attend will be able to add their handprint to a giant banner. For more information or to book a place for the cheerleading sessions, call 01422 886545.

l There will be an afternoon of fun and games at Portsmouth Recreation Ground from 1-3pm. Youngsters aged over eight can take part in running, chasing, finding and catching at the event, which has been organised by Cornholme Community Project. No booking necessary. For more information, email cornholmeproject@hotmail.co.uk.

l The Age Concern knit and natter group will meet at Central Methodist Church from 1.30pm until 3pm. All welcome.

l A stories and crafts session based on the popular book ‘The Tiger who came to tea’ by Judith Kerr will be held at Todmorden Library from 2-3pm. Activities include stories, crafts and a tea party. There is a £2 charge per child. The session is suitable for children aged two to four, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To book a place, contact Shelley Bullas on 01422 392638.