Advance warning of a cycling challenge taking place on Saturday 14 July. Starting from the Happy Days Cycles and Cafe, Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge this is a fully self supported gravel event around Huddersfield. Using tracks and quiet lanes, the route has roughly 10,000ft of climbing, 90 miles in length and is a real test. (Better start training now!)
There are no feed zones, no sign posts, you are on your own. There is a GPS track for all riders which will be sent out before the start.
The route uses high, exposed moorland, valley bottoms and everything inbetween. Suitable for gravel bikes and hardtail MTB’s. The route is roughly 50/50 road/offroad
Free tea/instant coffee at start and finish, plus a free pasta dish at the finish.
Suggested donation is £10 and you can register with Eventbrite.
Aged 4-12? Head to your local library this summer and join The Summer Reading Challenge. It started Saturday 8 July and is available in all Calderdale Libraries but it’s still not too late to catch up!
Sign up to receive your special agent collector folder. Read at least 6 books over the holidays. Collect stickers for each book you read. The stickers will help you to crack the case and catch the crook!
Join members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team for one of these free workshops at Bankfield Museum to learn about modern maps and navigation. Have a go at our orienteering challenge around Akroyden Park and hear about the role of the CVSRT. Suitable for ages 8+. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 5 Aug 2017 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm. (There will be another workshop on Saturday 19 August)
FREE, but please book a place as numbers are limited. Book online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/185513 or by phoning 01422 352334.
Works Better is partly funded through the European Social Fund and delivered through a collaboration of six partners, including Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Councils. The programme aims to help people who want to get back into work overcome the barriers which are stopping them – and also to support employers with suitable vacancies to access this potential source of employees. For information on the “job club” sessions contact Elland library on 01422 374472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or for Brighouse library call 01422 288060 or email email@example.com
WJ’s 5th Doggy Fun Day will be taking place on Sunday 30 July at Heath RUFC, West Vale 11:00 – 16:30 in support of Guide Dogs. There will be Guide Dog demos, dog agility, stalls, refreshments and bar, a bouncy castle and more.
Admission is £2.50 adults, children go FREE.
If you would like a stall at this event (time is running out!) call Wendy on 07718 348302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Box has now ended on Saturday afternoons but Orange Box have thanked Sports England for the Sportivate funding for the sessions over the past 18 months.
But just a reminder of the FREE activities that are happening at Orange Box.
Wednesday 26 July – Friday 1 September (weekdays, excluding 28 August)
2pm – 4pm
Upcycle furniture and clothes, sing karaoke, enjoy yoga and drama, go zorbing, climb the bouldering tunnel, play table tennis, cook healthy meals, skate in the rooftop skate park and celebrate with an end of summer party. Keep your eye on the Orangebox Website or social media for a detailed timetable coming soon.
For ages 11-19 years
FREE. No need to book, just turn up.
(you will need to register when you arrive, if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and take it with you when you go).
For more information call 01422 433200 or email email@example.com
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch and the Shibden Park Rangers invite you to the Shibden Dog Day!
Join them at Shibden Park, Halifax on Thursday 27 July 12pm – 4pm
The Fun Dog show starts at 12:30pm along with ‘Have a Go Agility’, stalls and games too!
Entry to the event is free, but donations are welcome!
Dog Show classes cost £1 per entry and the classes are:
Class 1 – Best Trick
Class 2 – Eyes that will melt your heart
Class 3 – Best Child Handler (8 and under)
Class 4 – Puppy Love
Class 5 – Waggiest Tail
Class 6 – Best Junior Handler (9yr – 15yr)
Class 7 – Golden Oldie
Class 8 – Fancy Dress
Class 9 – Dog Judge Would Take Home!