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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

Identity Group for LGBTQ Young People in Calderdale

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Identity is an LGBTQ group situated in the Halifax/Calderdale area, formerly known as GALYIC. The group offers confidential support and advice to all young people aged 12 – 18 yrs regarding sexual and gender identity, home and school concerns, and all other worries they may have. They are based in a secure location in Halifax town centre that offers a safe environment for young people to meet.

Group sessions are held on Thursday evenings between 5.30pm -8.00pm.
Please contact them via email identitylgbtgroup@barnardos.org.uk or on the telephone Call or text Kate on 07867 644696 or Kellie on 07870 382440 to arrange to meet with you.
You can find more information on their website at identitylgbtgroup.com or on the Barnados site at  barnardos.org.uk/calderdale.

The group itself is run by experienced members of staff and volunteers that are selected with help of the young people, and that are all qualified to deal with and provide advice on any sexual and gender identity  issues. Kate and Kellie are our youth and support workers who run each session along with volunteers.

More information can be found in the new Identity Leaflet.

Identity is going from strength to strength, and has regular new members joining the group and are busy promoting their training in schools challenging HBT bullying.

Volunteer to Work with Rainbows Children for Noah’s Ark

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Noah’s Ark are currently looking for volunteers who can spare 2-3 hours a week to work alongside children from the ages of 4 – 11. As well as the main Community Cafe and Counselling Centre in Ovenden they also have outreach projects in Elland, Brighouse, Beech Hill (Pellon Lane) and Hebden Bridge.

They will provide full in-house training and continued support.

  • The aim of RAINBOWS is to help children who have faced loss to believe in their own goodness and the value of their family.
  • Rainbows is a structured programme to help children talk through their feelings with other children who are experiencing loss in their family.
  • The Rainbows programme helps by providing a safe setting. They use adult facilitators and materials, journals, storybooks, games and creative activities to help lead them gently through the grieving process.
  • The children learn to develop trust, express their feelings, be heard and valued and work together as part of a group.

If you are interested and would like to have a chat please contact Andrea Turpin on 01422 300457 or email rainbows@noahsarkcafe.org.uk

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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.

 

Greetland Goldstars new under 9s girls football coaching in Greetland

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Starting next Thursday 29 June at Greetland Goldstars playing fields, the new U9’s girls football coaching sessions will begin at 17:30 to 18:30. Year 2 and 3 girls all welcome.

 

The club is based at Greetland Community Centre on Rochdale Road and is an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club. They are working to set up a new Under 9s girls team to play in the West Riding Girls Football League starting in September 2017.

The new team will play on Saturday/Sunday mornings with training on a weekday evening.

For further information call John King  on 07982 801988 or email kingyjs1965@gmail.com

More information about the other teams can be found at the Greetland Goldstars website.

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