July

10th Annual Halifax Food & Drink Festival Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July 2017

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The Halifax Food & Drink Festival runs across the weekend of Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July 2017 for the 10th consecutive year. Bringing together the very best of the regions home grown local produce along with a taste of Yorkshire and the rest of the world.

The festival will take over a number of town centre streets (Southgate, Cornmarket, Russell Street and the Woolshops) with around 100 stalls and exhibitors promoting a vast offering of both food and drink.

Plus a live demonstration kitchen with local chefs and regional food producers onstage, showcasing talents and tricks in the kitchen.

For more information, visit: Halifax Food and Drink Festival

Memory Lane Cafe Coming Soon to Maurice Jagger Centre

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Make sure you put Wednesday 2 August 2017 in your diary.  That’s the launch date for the Memory Lane Cafe at  the Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road Halifax.

The cafe will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 2pm to 4pm and for £2 there are refreshments as well as crafts and activities, music and games and just general conversation. Sometimes you just want a brew and something to do.

For further information contact June on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131 or you can email contactmemorylanecafe@gmail.com

A copy of the poster to display in your premises can be downloaded from Memory Lane Cafe Halifax 2017.

This dementia-friendly Memory Lane Cafe will be held this year on:

August 2 and 16

September 6 and 20

October 4 and 18

November 1 and 15 and December 6

Holiday at Home – Bethesda Methodist Church 11 and 12 July

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Holiday at Home at Bethesda Methodist Church, Elland on 11 and 12 July 10:00 – 15:30 each day.

For £3 each day have Fun, Fellowship and Food with

  • Morning coffee
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Sing along
  • Games
  • Quizzes
  • Crafts

To book a place call Christine on 01422 256244

This event also involves members of Southgate Methodist and is supported by Elland Staying Well.

 

The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park 9 July

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Looking forward to the The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park 9 July 12:00 – 15:00.

Lots going on with:

  • Music
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Traditional games
  • Face painting
  • Stalls

Bring food and share in a picnic (remember to bring a picnic blanket).

Bring your friends and neighbours.

For up to date information call June on 01422 706373 or Shabir on 07866 369916.

Download our poster to advertise it in your area.

 

Treasure Hunt – Elland Children’s Centre 28 July 2017

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You are never too young to enjoy a good old treasure hunt and picnic. Families of all ages can take part in a walking treasure hunt around Elland and Holywell Green followed by a picnic and some activities.

Meet at Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road, Elland on Friday 28 July 2017 10:30am aiming to finish the walk at  12:00pm.

Suitable for children all ages

To book a place call Sure Start Children’s Centres on 01422 266197

Bankfield Buddies! Craft activities for under fives

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Get along to Bankfield Museum and join in our craft activities for under-fives. In this relaxed, friendly environment children can play, enjoy a story and learn more about the fascinating objects on display.

Meet in Akroyd Library in the Museum.

Free parking and ramped push chair access at the back of the Museum. Sessions run from 10.30am-11.15am. £2.00 per child. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. Hot and cold drinks available to buy from reception.

(If you have any particular questions please contact Fiona Willats on 01422 352334).

 

Session dates for 2017:

23, 30 June

7, 14, 21 July

15, 22, 29 September

6, 13, 20, 27 October

10, 17, 24 November

1, 8, 15 December

Take part in this year’s Halifax Marathon

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Taking place on July 2nd, the 2017 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event’s HQ, it’s already on many “to-do” lists for the year!1416471937

The Route: is certainly a bit different. With a single lap for Half-Marathon runners and two for the Marathon, its a hilly opening few miles before a kinder run in to the finish. It’s challenging, it’s hilly and it’s very much a taste of Halifax, with urban, upland, woodland and industrial heritage all mixed together!

The Event Ethos: This is no ordinary marathon. It is a unique, bespoke, family event with the option of a half marathon

The Entertainment: On the well marked course you will be supported by a whole host of people, local running groups and charities etc. The fuel and drink station will have snacks & drinks ready for you as you pass by.

The Charities: Our charity partners for 2017 are still TBC they will be handing you out your finishers bags containing your t-shirt + medal. looking after you on the route and generally been the people cheering you throughout the day

How to Enter The Event: In order to keep this marathon special, entries are restricted to just 600 for 2017 these are on a first come first served basis

Entry types: Enter early for the best deals, all entry include finishers medal & t-shirt and at Halifax its free parking, but add a little extra with VIP Entry: Priority parking at the finish zone, VIP zone, ice tubs, and waiter service to help you ease away the pains of the day, pre and post race massage, beer token, personalised finish photo, recovery pack and entry into the Halifax prize draw* all for just an additional £10.00 (when was the last time you finished a race and walked into the VIP tent!)

For more information or to register click here

Eureka Super Sunday and Holiday Clubs

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Eureka’s Super Sunday and Holiday Clubs are for disabled children and the whole family. They’re run by trained Enablers, are lots of fun and a great way to meet other families. Our clubs are possible thanks to the generous support of the Morrisons Foundation.

Clubs are completely free of charge, plus all families that attend receive a free Eureka! annual pass. What’s not to love, right?

Here are the dates for the rest of the year:

•Tuesday 25 July: Autism holiday club (only a few places left!)
•Tuesday 1 August: Mixed holiday club
•Tuesday 8 August: Mixed holiday club
•Tuesday 15 August: Mixed holiday club
•Tuesday 22 August: Mixed holiday club
•Wednesday 30 August: Mixed holiday club
•Sunday 10 September: Impaired mobility
•Sunday 15 October: Hearing Impaired
•Sunday 12 November: Down syndrome
•Sunday 3 December: Autism Early Years
Our clubs do fill up so call asap to book your place: 01422 330069.
If you are hearing impaired, you can book your place by emailing us: accessallareas@eureka.org.uk

An A to Z of Maps at Bankfield Museum 17 June 2017

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Bankfield Museum 17 June – 4 November

Discover historic maps of the region and the world in our exploration of map making. From maps of the local area to the stars, featuring hand drawn, embroidered, 3D, and artistic maps from Calderdale Museums’ Collections. Follow our A to Z of Maps trail and see our Events Page for details on school holiday activities.

 

 

Map-related talks and workshops:

Calderdale’s Waterways- Saturday 8th July at 2pm. Join Mike Clarke, a waterway’s historian, to look at the development of West Yorkshire’s industrial waterways, through maps and photos, and put their development into a national and international perspective. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.

Family Map Reading Workshops- Saturday 5th and  Saturday 19th August 1pm – 3pm. Join members of Calderdale Valley Search and Rescue Team for one of these two family workshops to learn about modern maps and navigation, have a go at our orienteering challenge around Bankfield and Akroydon Park and hear about the role of the CVSRT. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.

All Aboard Community Transport for an Archery Adventure

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Ever fancied having a go at something different?  Why not try archery?

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Community Transport Calderdale have teamed up with the energetic folk at CI Adventures to bring you a great afternoon taster session on  Friday 14 July 2017.

Here’s the itinerary for the afternoon –

  • Arranged transport from local pick up points at Tesco King Cross, Halifax Bus Station or Elland Town Centre. (Times to be advised)
  • Arrive at venue – 1pm
  • Introduction and health and safety briefing – 1pm to 1.15pm
  • Archery session – 1.15pm to 2.45pm
  • Refreshments (Tea/Coffee) 2.45pm
  • Close of session approx 3pm
  • Return transport to local pick up points.

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This is a great opportunity to try something new!  This session is open to all – any age, any ability.

Price for the activity day – £14 per person. Includes accessible transport to and from the venue, the archery activity and refreshments!

Reserve your space now!  Click here for further details