Apr

Calderdale Heritage Walks Summer Programme 2019

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.

Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Play and Learn Sensory Groups in Dewsbury for Children with Sensory Impairments

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Hutchinson Deafblind Trust have planned some more PAL sessions for pre-school children with sensory impairments:

1. A one off drop in session for the Preschool sensory group on Friday 1 February 2019

2. A block of 6 sessions starting Friday 1 March to Friday 5 April 2019. The dates are:
Friday 1 , 8, 15, 22 & 29 March 2019
Friday 5 April 2019

All sessions will be running at Sensory World, 101 Old Westgate, Dewsbury WF13 1NB from from 10:30am-11:45am.

These are FREE sessions run by specialists in sensory impairment. It is an opportunity to have fun and support the child’s learning through play and to meet other parents too.

There’s also a parent training morning coming up on Friday 15 February, 9:30am-12:00pm at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road, Brighouse HD6 4DX.

Please call 07707 586845 or email hutchinsondeafblind@hotmail.co.uk to book a place.

Sensory World Play Centre is for everyone – including disadvantaged children who can discover new things in the world. Happy faces are the best incentive.

 

EUREKA! 2019 Super Sunday Clubs for Disabled Children

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Free clubs for disabled children and their families will be running again in 2019, and bookings are open for the first half of the year!

Clubs are completely free, LOADS of fun, and the whole family is welcome! For lots of info about the clubs visit the Eureka! website, or call on 01422 330069 to book!

You MUST book in advance and places are limited!

2019 clubs are running on;

  • Sunday 3 February – Clay play
  • Sunday 3 March – Digi art
  • Tuesday 16 April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23 April – Clay play
  • Sunday 19 May – Print making
  • Sunday 16 June – Mosaics
  • Sunday 14 July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30 July – Tie-dye

FREE Creative Writing Course at King Cross Library

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The aim is to develop writing skills and to produce a collection of work.

Writing exercises suitable for novices or more experienced writers.

Starting with pair work and group writing.

Two meetings per month from 26th January to 25th May on;

  • 26 January 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 9 February 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 23 February 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 9 March 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 23 March 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 6 April 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 27 April 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 11 May 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 25 May 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm

For more information, see King Cross Library or telephone: 01422 288028.

Please note, there is a 3 week break between course dates around the Easter holidays.

Understanding Dementia Online Course in February 2019

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Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.

Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds, including:

The mooc.utas.edu.au website enables access to the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) developed by the University of Tasmania, including the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

Health professionals

  • Community and residential facility support staff
  • People in the early stages of the disease, their families and carers
  • Social scientists
  • Health policymakers
  • Individuals with a general interest in dementia

Understanding Dementia addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia, providing avenues for discussion as well as rich global networking opportunities to engage with this major international health Issue. The course provides knowledge designed to maximise quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.

To obtain the most from this course, participants should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week engaging with the content and completing related course activities. There are 7 weeks of scheduled content. After completing the final quizzes for all three modules of the course: ‘The Brain’, ‘The Diseases’ and ‘The Person’, participants will be eligible to download a certificate of completion.

Course Outline
A background on basic brain anatomy and function

The Brain
The Brain provides background content on basic nervous system anatomy and function, followed by a discussion of the diseases that cause dementia, current dementia research and future directions.

Nervous system anatomy

  • Anatomy with Body Central
  • Pathology of dementia
  • Future directions of dementia research
  • Explores the differences between dementia and normal ageing

The Diseases

The Diseases explores differences between normal ageing and dementia, risk factors, issues surrounding diagnosis, as well as medical management.

Difference between normal ageing and dementia

  • Risk factors for dementia
  • Domains of dementia
  • Diagnosis of dementia
  • Younger onset dementia
  • Stages of dementia and focusing support
  • Medical management

The course addresses the difficulties in recognising symptoms, progression and staging of the disease and also what it is like to live with dementia

The Person
The Person addresses difficulties in recognising symptoms, living with dementia, palliation, pain, dementia friendly communities, dementia inclusive design, and non-pharmacological therapies.

Insidious onset of dementia

  • Living with dementia
  • Dementia palliation
  • Non-pharmacological therapies
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Pain and dementia
  • Advanced dementia symptoms and management
  • Dementia friendly communities
  • Dementia inclusive design

Enrolment Details
Enrolment opens: 4 November 2018
Enrolment closes: 8 March 8 2019 6:00am

Course Details
Course opens: 18 February 2019 10:00pm
Course closes: 3 May 2019 8:00 AM

Ryburn Barn Dances at Waring Green Community Centre

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Ryburn 3 Step runs a dance every month from October to April at Waring Green Community Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse HD6 2AX.

Guest callers and bands for 2019 are as follows:

Saturday 19 January – Pauline Jones (Old Bridge Specials)

Saturday 16 February – Sue Coe (Four Hand Band)

Saturday 16 March – Michelle Holding (Monkey Box)

Saturday 20 April – Sid Calderbank (Our Northern Branch)

Tickets- £9 adults, £8 concessions, discounts available for families Dancing starts at 8:00pm Bring your own refreshments.

For further information email: ryburn3step@backshift.demon.co.uk

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 27 April – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring

  • Shibden Hall Closures for Filming ‘Gentleman Jack’
  • Brighouse Artisan Market
  • Dr Simpo’s Print-making Class
  • World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Event
  • What Sure Start Children’s Centres Can Do for You
  • Calderdale Libraries May Day Film – Dispossession
  • Staying Well Funding Opportunities

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Event at Dean Clough

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To celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Tai Chi Tigers will be holding a FREE event for all age groups on Saturday 28 April, 10:30am – 11:30am at Dean Clough Mills, Halifax (go to Dean Mills main reception).

This is a free event for all age groups and there is wheelchair access to the venue, the event will include mindfulness and movement.

For further information please ring Marsha on 07810 094395 or go to the following website taichitigers.co.uk look under classes or contact info@taichitigers.co.uk.

Brighouse Artisan Market

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Brighouse’s ever popular food and craft markets have a new look for 2018!

The Spring and Summer markets will now be focused on just one day – a Sunday. The first of the new Artisan Markets will be on Sunday 29 April with dozens of stalls featuring locally made food and crafts exhibited by Yorkshire producers and businesses.

There’ll be around 60 stalls across the town centre on Sunday – with a particular focus on amazing food. From regular favourites like Love Bread, Temujin and Luddenden Valley Wines to new additions Gintopia, Linley Hog Roast and The Candied Peel Cake Co.

The day will include the town’s St George’s Day Parade which will take place at 3.15pm.

The Markets are run by the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI), a voluntary group made up of the town’s retailers and businesses, who give up their time and energy to develop, organise and manage the events.

A Summer Artisan Market will be held on Sunday 19 August.

Rastrick Big Local – Voice Your Choice 2018

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All residents of Rastrick should be receiving in the next few days a voting form to decide which project they would like to win up to £65,000 in Rastrick Big Local’s 2018 Voice Your Choice.

The theme chosen by the Community for 2018  is “Children and Young People”.

The acceptance of proposals closed at the end of February.  RBL have spent some time going through all the great ideas and it’s your turn now!

There are 8 projects to choose from namely;

  • Phoenix Radio – Drawing the line
  • Illuminated Rastrick
  • Aye up Rastrick art festival
  • Bradley wood scout campsite and activity centre Challenge Valley Project
  • Sling Swing
  • Burnsall road play area and Rastrick Health and fitness centre
  • 100 Doorsteps – Rastrickians in words and images
  • Scavengers of Rastrick

Full details of every project are included in the voting form with information on how to vote with voting open now until Sunday May 13.

Alternatively, to find out more information and to vote online go to Vote Your Choice.

Rastrick Big Local will be having a stall on Sunday 29 May at the Brighouse Artisan Market where details of the projects will be displayed and the chance to vote if not done so already.