Mental Health Awareness Level 2 training – Understanding stress

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Friday 25 October 2019 – 9.30am to 12.30pm
At The Room Brighouse, the Old Town Hall, HD6 1EA

Focus4success are pleased to be able to offer three units from Level 2 Mental Health Awareness
qualification.  Each unit can be accredited as a stand-alone unit and can also be used as part of accredited prior learning for anyone wanting to progress to the full qualification.

The first unit is Understanding stress.

Eligibility for fully funded courses as follows; 

Unemployed and in receipt of JSA, ESA or WRAG, Universal Credit or other State Benefit / Job seeking or working 16 hours or less a week and/or earning below £15,736.50 annual gross salary.

Must have lived in the UK or EU continuously for the last 3 years.

Learners who haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the required 3 years are eligible if they have refugee status, indefinite leave to remain or other (please enquire for more information).

Please contact Louise on info@focus4success.co.uk to book your place

Junior Animal Magic with Liz at Love Bread – This weekend!

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Junior Animal Magic with LizSunday 27 October 2019 – 10am to 3pm
At LoveBread CIC, Martin St, Brighouse, HD6 1DA

Wouldn’t it be great if we could make edible animals – well with Liz we can. Join her in this informal workshop to make a trio of your favourite animals, in the form of buns. Aimed at our younger bakers who would like to add a little fun into teatime.

There will be ‘Porky’ Pigs, some sweet little ‘Tweety Birds’ and ‘Tall Tiger Giraffes’

Avoid the stampede and book now – Tickets cost £25

N.B. – The recipes use Sesame

Halifax Spooktacular 2019 at Manor Heath Park – This Weekend

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Saturday 26 October 2019 – 5.30pm to 9pm
At Manor Heath Park, Manor Heath, Halifax, HX3 0EB

The Halifax Calder Rotary Club are DYING for you to join them at the annual Halifax Spooktacular, Charity Halloween Event.

With FREE Parking, Arena with FREE Family Entertainment, FREE Spooky Tunnel (Over twice the length of 2018’s!), FREE Treasure Hunt, FREE Fancy Dress Competition with Prizes, Charity Stalls, Refreshments and the biggest fireworks display in Calderdale – it’s perfect for all the family!

Tickets cost £7 per adult, £5 per child (3 to 15yrs) or £20 for a family of 2 Adults and 3 Children – Book online here

For more information, please visit www.HalifaxSpooktacular.com

Hocus Pocus at Eureka! Ages 0 to 11

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Currently ongoing! – Doors open from 9.30am

Hocus Pocus at Eureka!

Bubble, bubble, there’s toil and trouble at Eureka! this October half term, as a coven of witches and a convocation of wizards have flown in to use the children’s museum for their official Halloween recruitment drive.

The Eureka! Witches and Wizards will be putting apprentice magicians aged 0-11 years through a series of tasks and tests before they pledge allegiance, while mystical characters from Black Knight Historical will be conjuring up some truly magical classes in the Eureka! Theatre.

Spooky fancy dress encouraged! The museum will be opening its doors early at 9.30am on weekdays throughout half-term for eager visitors wanting to get their magic on before lunchtime.

For further information call  01422 330069 or visit www.eureka.org.uk

Spontaneous Potter Kidz at Square Chapel – Age 5+

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Spontaneous Potter KidzSaturday 26 October 2019 – 2.30pm
In the Red Brick Auditorium at Square Chapel, Halifax HX1 1QG

Grab your wands, don your house robes, and apparate yourselves to the box office!

A very magical improv show awaits…

The smash hit Spontaneous Potter is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. Hilarity ensues as an entirely new Potter adventure is magically improvised on the spot – with live musical accompaniment!

Tickets cost £10 and can be booked online here

For further information call 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk


Public Open Day at Ravensprings Park – This weekend

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Owned by Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers, Ravensprings Park will be open to the public this weekend providing rides on two different railway tracks

Sunday 13 October 2019 – 1.30pm to 5pm
Ravensprings Park, Cawcliffe Road, Brighouse, HD6 2HP

Price is just £3 per adult and £2 per child – Find out more at www.bhme.co.uk

There is a large safe grassed area for children to play with refreshments and ice cream available in the club house.

Bookstart Busy Babies at Brighouse Library – Ages 0 to 2

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Songs and rhymes are the best introduction to the magical world of language and literature.

Come along to Bookstart Busy Babies for 40 minutes of songs and rhymes led by our Early Years Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence.

You and your baby will explore traditional songs and rhymes and add new ones to your repertoire.

Sessions run from 10.30am to 11.10am on the following dates;

  • Tuesday 8, 22, 29 October 2019
  • Tuesday 5, 12, 26 November 2019
  • Tuesday 3, 17 December 2019
  • Tuesday 14, 21, 28 January 2020

Just £2 per child or FREE with a passport to leisure

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620.

Dog training and obedience course @TheSpace

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Happy Dog

This 10 week dog training course with The Happy Dog Training Academy starts on Wednesday 2 October 2019 at The Space, Field Lane, Rastrick HD6 3JT

Puppies (under 12 months) 7-8pm. Adult dogs (over 1 year) 8-9pm

We teach owners how to train their dogs with 1:1 tuition. We offer

  • general obedience training – sit, stay, down, walking on the lead and more
  • beginners obedience training to the Good Citizens Award standard
  • Health and nutrition

£40 for the 10 week course.

Up to date vaccination certificate needed on the first lesson. Maximum of 15 dogs per lesson so booking required. Email thehappydogtrainingacademy@gmail.com or phone 07490 719752.

Find us on Facebook @thehappydogtrainingacademy

Halifax Antiquarian Society Talks 2019

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Join the Halifax Antiquarian Society for a range of talks throughout October and November at The Caygill Rooms The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE Talks include;

  • Fired Earth: Decline of the Industry 1935-2019
  • Kriegsgefangen in Skipton: The story of imprisoned German officers in WW1
  • The Other Hedgeland: Creator of the east window of Halifax Minster
  • Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records

Admission is FREE although donations will be greatly appreciated. For further information contact Halifax Antiquarian Society on 01422 348863 or by email to halifaxantiquarian@gmail.com

The Space at Field Lane – Mini Festival

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Drop in for a brand new family fun day festival at The Space at Field Lane in Rastrick.

Saturday 12th October 2019
At The Space at Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT

With Arts and Crafts including spin art, badge making, junk modelling, and the biggest table of LEGO! you’ve ever seen!

Alongside this the Even Poorer Theatre Company will be performing promenade characters entertaining everyone inside and outside of The Space.

Plus, incredible local live music, from young musicians, gigantic inflatable sculptures on display outside of the The Space’s entrance, and the cafe will be open for refreshments.

Join the fun for FREE!