What’s happening around the region - your guide to the weekend and beyond

Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra will unite for carols and Christmas songs
Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra will unite for carols and Christmas songs

THINGS to do and see and places to visit 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.

Gail Allaby will give a talk titled ‘Queen of the Undersea World’ at U3A Todmorden’s monthly meeting at Central Methodist Hall at 1.45pm. Seasonal refreshments will be available. For more information, call 01706 839176.

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.

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.

Festive Brass, a fundraising concert featuring the Wardle Anderson Band, will take place at the Hippodrome Theatre at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01706 816326.

The Amazing Pete Band will perform live at Barearts Studio Bar at 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

SATURDAY

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

Members of Todmorden Choral Society will hold a coffee morning at Central Methodist Church from 10am until noon. Pop in for a cuppa and a chat with members of the choral society ahead of its Christmas concert tomorrow.

Use pre-cut templates and pattern pieces to create quick, easy and stylish presents during a workshop at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 1-4pm. Admission £17, including materials. For more information, call 01706 816181.

Breda Allen and friends will provide music at Barearts Studio Bar. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

SUNDAY

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

Follow the star to Todmorden Christian Fellowshop’s family carol service at the Boat House, Stack Hills Road, at 4pm. Free admission.

Martin Francis will perform live at Barearts Studio Bar at 5pm. The singer/songwriter performs ballads and lively chorus songs. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra will give their Christmas concert at Todmorden Town Hall at 7.30pm. The programme includes festive music and carols. Tickets are available from choral society or orchestra members, at Todmorden Information Centre or by calling 01706 818181.

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. Today is the last session before a winter break.

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 beginner and intermediate level. For more information, call 07985 274181.

WEDNESDAY

The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on a seven-and-a-half mile walk titled ‘To London and back’. Meet at Lobb Mill picnic site at 10am. For more information, contact walk leaders David Sutcliffe (01706 816313) and Jack Greenwood (01706 813286) or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.

Learn several quick and simple hemming techniques to use making garments at a workshop at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 1-4pm. Admission £15. There is also a session from 6-9pm. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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.

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.

Mature yoga classes for health are held at Midgley Community Centre from 4.45pm until 5.45pm and from 6pm until 7pm. The later class is aimed at an intermediate level. For more information, call 01422 842398.

Calder Valley Voices will be busking under the Christmas tree in St George’s Square at 6.45pm. All welcome to join in the festive music.

Calderdale Yoga Centre hosts a mixed level Ashtanga yoga class from 7pm until 8.30pm. For more information, call 07985 274181.

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 boxing fitness circuit session for men and women at 6.45pm. For more information, call 07775 973526.

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.

The Dirty Fakirs will perform live at the Hole in t’Wall at 9pm. Free entry.

SATURDAY

A Blessingway yoga workshop will take place at the Birchcliffe Centre from 10am until 1pm. Admission £20, including refreshments. For more information, call 07967 974376.

The Hope Centre is running a Feldenkrais workshop titled ‘Walking with ease’ from 10am until 4pm. For more information, call 01422 882923.

Browse local handmade goods during a Craftaganza at Holme Street Arts Centre from 10am until 4pm. Refreshments will be available at a cafe. Free entry. The craft fair also runs on Sunday from 10am until 4pm. For more information, call 01422 843097.

Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves will host another kids’ workshop at Word of Mouth from noon until 2pm to enhance children’s creative skills. Crafts are provided for youngsters aged five and above. For more information, contact Nicolette on 01422 847163.

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

Colour Blue will perform at the Hole in t’Wall at 9pm. Free entry.

SUNDAY

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

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 hosts a mature yoga for health class 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 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.

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

Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute will meet at Hope Baptist Church at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. For more information, call 07946 604551.

A Wing Chun martial arts class is held at Dodnaze Community Centre from 7.30pm until 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.

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

The Young at Heart Singers meet at Mytholm Court, Church Lane, from 1-2pm to sing for health, fun and companionship. 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. 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.

Celebrate the first night of Hanukah at the Hebden Bridge Hanukah Party at 6pm. There will be candles, stories, songs and doughnuts. For more information, call 07881 553804.

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

An indoor market runs at Holme Street Arts Centre from 9.30am until 3.30pm. Anyone is welcome to have a stall at the community market. Stalls can be booked for a £7 fee by calling 01422 842367.

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

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 Camera Club meets at the Masonic Hall at 7.45pm. For more information, call 01422 885244.

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

MYTHOLMROYD

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

Mytholmroyd Methodist Church is holding a cafe style carol service at 10.30am. It is a follow up to the ‘Follow the Star’ project and winners in the children’s competition will be announced.

There will be carols by candlelight with the choir at St Michael’s Church at 6.30pm, followed by coffee and mince pies.

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.

A pilates class is held at Burnley Road School at 6.15pm. For more information, call 07734 791853.

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

Rakish Paddy will perform Irish folk during a live gig at the Cross Inn. 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

FRIDAY

A Christmas craft session will take place at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road, from 10am until noon. Admission £5, including light refreshments. For more information, call 01422 885542.

The craft session will be followed by a community cafe run by Luddenden Foot United Reformed Church at the civic institute from noon until 2pm. A two course lunch, including tea and coffee, will be served, priced £3.50 for adults and £1.50 for children.

There will be carols round the tree at St Mary’s Church, Luddenden, at 7pm. Hot drinks and mince pies will be available. For more information, call 01422 884421.

SUNDAY

A Carol and Christingle service organised by Luddenden Foot United Reformed Church will be held at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute at 10.45am. Light refreshments will be provided after the service.

TUESDAY

Zumba classes are held at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road, from 7.15pm until 8.15pm. Admission £4. For more information, call 01422 885542.

THURSDAY

An 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.

MONDAY

Wadsworth Gardening Group will meet at the Hare and Hounds pub at 7.30pm. Free entry. For more information about the gardening group, call 01422 845330.

WEDNESDAY

A mature yoga for health class runs at Old Town Community Centre from 9.30am until 10.30am. The class is geared to the over 50s. For more information, call 01422 842398.

CALDERDALE

THURSDAY

Imagine Theatre’s production of ‘Aladdin’ continues at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax until January 2. The fun-filled pantomime features spectacular scenery, sparkling costumes, slapstick comedy and plenty of audience participation. Neil Hurst is back by popular demand to take on the role of Wishee Washee. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

FRIDAY

Proper Job Theatre and Square Chapel Centre for the Arts presents ‘Pinocchio’ until December 30. The pantomime contains comedy, puppetry and plenty of music and songs, supported by a cast of young actors from Calderdale. Follow Pinocchio’s journey as he tries to make his dream of being a real boy come true. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

Celebrate the 14th anniversary Northern Soul night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, with Ginger Taylor and guests at 8.30pm. There will be anniversary badges for the first 200. Admission £6. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SATURDAY

Take a ride on the Santa Express at Shibden Park. Between 11am and 4pm, children and their families can get on board the train and travel to Santa’s Grotto at Shibden Mereside, where they will meet Father Christmas and receive a present. Tickets are priced £6 for children and £2 for adults. To book, call 01422 382959.

The Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, is having a Ceroc freestyle night at 8pm. Admission £8.

SUNDAY

The family film club at King Cross Library will be showing ‘The Lion King’ at 2pm. Tickets are available from the library or by calling 01422 288028 or 01422 288026.