Last ever booksale at Halifax Central Library this weekend!

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The last ever booksale will take place at Halifax Central Library this weekend featuring (books, CDs, DVDs), there are also some ‘special’ items from stock on sale and even 5 vintage wooden book-trolleys, for sale on a ‘sealed-bid’ basis!

Saturday 28 May 2016 – 9.30am to 2pm
At Halifax Central Library, Northgate, Halifax HX1 1UN

For further information email Jon Medcalf at jon.medcalf@calderdale.gov.uk

‘Start Your Own Business’ Drop In Sessions – June 2016

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Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed / start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team. Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions.

Click here for sessions in June 2016

Please contact Eric to arrange a free 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493

Volunteering opportunities launch at Voluntary Action Calderdale

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Go along to the drop in launch of VAC’s brand new volunteering opportunities.

Wednesday 1 June – 1pm to 5pm (Drop in)
At Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

Our volunteering roles will help you make a real difference for local people when it comes to health and social care services in Calderdale including:

  • Mystery Shopping of health and social care services
  • Patient Experience volunteers to gain patient feedback
  • Engagement Champions to give communities a voice
  • And many more!

Refreshments and snacks provided – For further information call 01422 348777 or email info@cvac.org.uk

Click here for more VAC drop in locations during volunteer week 2016 (1 to 12 June)

Celebrate the 10th birthday of Elland Children’s Centre

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Go along and help celebrate the 10th birthday of Elland Children’s Centre with a FREE event with activities such as lion learners, dance school, face painting.

Friday 10 June 2016 – 10am to 12.30pm
At Elland Children Centre, Boxhall Rd, Elland, HX5 00B

There will be food and of course no birthday celebration would be complete without a birthday cake.

Euro 2016 event for dads and children aged 4+

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Attention all dads!.. You and your children (age 4+) are invited to attend a Euro 2016 themed event with a 5-a-side football tournament (weather permitting), indoor target shoot-out, a Euro quiz with prizes and a FREE bacon or sausage sandwich.

Saturday 4 June 2016 – 10am to 12pm
At Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Road, Brighouse, HD6 3JT

To book your family’s place call Paul as soon as possible on 07771 387410

Square Chapel event with Verd de gris

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Verd de gris would like to invite you to a special event featuring a Roma choir from Cardiff, dance and schools performance and will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about and celebrate Calderdale’s Roma community.

Wednesday 22 June 2016 – 1pm to 3pm
At Square Chapel Centre, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QD

This event is FREE but pre booking is essential – Email jeff.vdg@btinternet.com for information.

Changes to hospital services – Greetland

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Wednesday 1 June, 2pm – 8pm at Clay House, Rochdale Road, Greetland, HX4 8AN


This Information Session at the Clay House in Greetland, near Halifax will give you a chance to learn more about the proposed changes and for us to listen to your views.  You will be able to obtain a hard-copy of the Consultation Document and survey or even complete the survey online.

There will be local clinicians and health managers on hand to discuss the plans with you.

The sessions are arranged on different days and different times to give as many people as possible the chance to attend.

All the Information Session venues are disabled access friendly.

FREE Half Term Events at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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Kershaws Garden Centre are running lots of free growing activities alongside the crafts during National Gardening Week

  • National Childrens Gardening Week LogoSaturday 28 to Monday 30 May – 10am to 4pm
    Drop in to plant Sunflowers & Runner Beans.
  • Tuesday 31 May – 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 1 June – 10am to 12pm
    Space Crafts
  • Thursday 2 June – 10am to 12pm
    Dinosaurs and Butterflies
  • Friday 3 June – 10am to 12pm
    Totem Poles
  • Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June – 10am to 4pm
    Drop in to plant some Nasturtiums and Pumpkins

For further details call Kershaws Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse on 01484 713435, visit www.kershawgardencentre.co.uk or find Kershaws on Facebook.