Your guide to what’s happening around the area

If your New Year's resolution is to take up a new hobby, then the flamenco classes at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge, may be the ideal opportunity
If your New Year's resolution is to take up a new hobby, then the flamenco classes at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge, may be the ideal opportunity

LOOKING for something to do or see over the next few days, or maybe start the New Year with a new course?

You may find what you’re looking for in our guide to what’s happening around the district.

HEBDEN BRIDGE

THURSDAY

Mature yoga for health classes are held at Midgley Community Centre at 4.45pm and 6pm. The later class is aimed at an intermediate level. For more information, call 01422 842398 or 07809 478174.

There will be a chess night at the Fox and Goose Inn at 7pm. For more information, call 01422 842649.

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

Luddenden Foot Community Association is running a morning of craft activities at the civic institute from 10am until noon. Admission £5.

A flamenco dance class for beginners runs at Hope Baptist Church from 6pm until 6.30pm. Improver classes are held from 6.30pm until 8pm and intermediate classes run from 8pm until 9.30pm. For more information, contact Patricia on 07949 050039 or visit www.hebdenbridgeflamenco.org.uk.

There will be a free reiki share at the Banyan Tree from 7-9pm. All levels welcome. For more information, call 01422 845880.

SATURDAY

The White Swan is hosting a men’s breakfast at 9am with a guest speaker. Admission £3, including a full English breakfast. For more information, call 01422 842905.

A Feldenkrais workshop will run at Hebden Therapy (Hope) Centre from 10am until 1pm. It will look at making moving easier, focusing on the hands and arms. For more information, call 01422 882923.

A French and Breton music session will be held at Holme Street Arts Centre at 1pm, followed by a dance. For more information, call 07729 120792.

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

The Stubbing Wharf is having a harmony open mic night featuring acapella singing from 8.30pm. For more information, call 07940 850328.

SUNDAY

A craft market will run in the Lees Yard car park from 9am until 4.30pm. Stalls can be booked for £15. For more information, call 01706 819731.

A two-day stained glass making course begins at Simcha Gallery, Bridge Mill, at 10am. The second session will be held on the following Sunday. For more information, call 07967 750588.

Choose a variety of different techniques to make fabric bunting to brighten up your home or party during a workshop at Word of Mouth from 10am until 1pm. Fabric will be provided but feel free to bring some of your own. For more information, contact Jinny on 01422 648299.

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.

There will be an open mic night at Nelsons Wine Bar from 8pm. For more information, call 01422 844782.

MONDAY

The Hope Centre runs a gentle mature yoga class at 9.30am. For more information, call 01422 842398.

A beginners pilates class runs at Waterside Gym at 10am, followed by an improvers session at 11.10am. To book a place, contact Vanda Gaskell on 07958 368642 or 01422 823743.

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.

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

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

TUESDAY

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

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.

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.

A five-week stained glass making course will begin at Simcha Gallery, Bridge Mill, at 6.30pm. For more information, call 07967 750588.

B@r Place runs a quiz night with free food and prizes. £1.50 entry. For more information, call 01422 842814.

WEDNESDAY

A mature yoga for health class runs at Old Town Community Centre at 9.30am. For more information, call 01422 842398 or 07809 478174.

David Glover will give a talk titled ‘Scandal and humour from Halifax parish records’ at the next meeting of Hebden Bridge Local History Society at the Methodist Hall at 7.30pm. David, who is a member of Halifax’s Antiquarian Society and Civic Trust, will mention items of smut and scandal which today may prove titillating and ludicrous. For more information, visit www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk.

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. There will be a print and slide battle with Todmorden Photographic Society. 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.

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

The Small Works Show and ‘Just in case’ – an exhibition of multi-media art in a CD case – runs at Water Street Gallery until Sunday. The gallery is open from 9.30am until 5.30pm from Thursday to Saturday and from 11am until 3pm on Sunday. For more information, call 01706 839714.

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.

French and Spanish conversation groups for people at an intermediate or advanced level are held at the Bear Cafe from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. For more information, call 07806 313923.

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.

Dance yourself into shape with a zumba class at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance at noon. For more information, call 07788 626363.

An art exhibition opens at the Sportsman’s Arms, Kebcote, at 7pm. For more information, call 01706 813449.

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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

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 last about an hour and are ideal for getting started. 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.

The Walsden Readers’ Group will meet at Walsden Library at 5pm. The group will discuss ‘The People on Privilege Hill’ by Jane Gardam. For more information, call 01706 815602.

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 at 11am. The group provides 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.

WEDNESDAY

Learn the basics of how a sewing machine works during workshops at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 1pm until 3.30pm and from 6pm until 8.30pm. The sessions will also teach how to make a simple item. Admission £15. 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 or 07809 478174.

A new series of weekly life drawing classes will begin at the Fielden Centre. The evening classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6.30pm until 8.30pm and are suitable for newcomers and more practised artists. Admission £6 per session. To book a place, contact Tina and Phil on 07598 303946 or 01706 550010.

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.

MYTHOLMROYD

FRIDAY

St Michael’s Church is holding a quiz night in the Church Hall at 7.30pm. Admission is £1, with a pie and peas supper available for £2.50.

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.

Jackie Knobbs will give a talk at the Cragg Vale Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association meeting at the St John’s Room, Cragg Vale, at 7.30pm. Admission £1 for visitors. For more information, call 01422 884460.

TUESDAY

The Hepcats Jive Club is starting a new beginners class at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.15pm. Admission £5 per session. 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.

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. For more information, call 01422 842027.