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Once Upon a Christmas Time with Mrs Molly at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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On Thursday 7 December 2017 at 10:15am until 11:45am, Field Lane Children’s Centre, Rastrick HD6 3JT will be holding a FREE Christmas activity for all the family led by Mrs Molly, including Christmas stories, activities and crafts, rhymes, poems and Christmas songs. Suitable for children aged 18 months upwards but the whole family is welcome.

Booking is essential, please follow this link below to reserve your free tickets or phone 01422 266197.

Forgotten Forest Under 8’s Halloween Special

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On Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be having a special under 8’s Halloween session. Lots of Halloween fun with apple bobbing, broom making, worm soup eating.
Feel free to dress up. Starting off with a welcome around the log circle, a site safety chat and information about all the fun things to do. You are then free to explore. Play in the swings or hammocks, bug hunt, climb trees, build with natural materials, play in the mud kitchen or in some of the pallet designs( boat, reading nook, wood tipi, train) or go in the tipi and read a story, place with sensory toys, puppets or musical instruments.
There will be a theme to each session with a story and a natural but optional activity.
There is a break half way through for hot chocolate around the fire. Tea, coffee, juice and water are always available and they are free. There is also an outdoor toilet.
We finish off with a recap songs and goodbyes.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com

Owl Babies Yoga at Forgotten Forest

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On Sunday 22 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be doing gentle yoga poses based around the book owl babies with a special guest visitor Rachel from Senses and Touch. Suitable for toddlers and preschool ages but other ages are welcome.

There will be all the usual Forgotten Forest fun available such as stories, craft, den making, bug hunting, digging, the mud kitchen, sensory play and music in the tipi, dinosaurs small world, fairies and knights small world, tree climbing, the tree swing as well as free refreshments -Hot chocolate around the log circle.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com

Brighouse Arts Festival 7-14 October 2017

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The Brighouse Arts Festival 2017 is here! This year there is the greatest selection of artists, entertainment and events for the 2017 festival. Check out ‘What’s On’ for the full line up.

Keep your eyes peeled to the festival website over the coming weeks as they announce performances, exhibitions, tours and talks for The Brighouse Festival: Bridging Arts and Community.

Literature is a large aspect of The Brighouse Arts Festival 2017: with author talks, writing workshops, group sharings, spoken word and community involved projects there’s lots for everyone to enjoy.

Earlier we advertised the talk by Juliet Barker about Branwell Bronte at Rastrick Library on Tuesday 17 October at  7pm but we still have to tell you about ‘Street Theatre from Calderdale College Acting Performance Foundation Degree Students’ . This will be street theatre by students from Calderdale College in Halifax. Students studying the Acting Performance Foundation Degree will be entertaining the streets of Brighouse on Saturday 7 October.

Expect contemporary, improvised, fun and interactive street entertainment and theatre for all of the family to enjoy on the streets of Brighouse for the opening day of the Brighouse Arts Festival 2017 from 12pm-4pm.

FREE to enjoy, watch, participate and experience.

Unique Ways – Conference and Care Survey

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Unique Ways, the charity which supports families with disabled children aged 18-25 is seeking the views of those families in a Carers Needs Assessment at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FVCCNA2017

They also want to alert you to the forthcoming Early Years SEND Conference at Savile Park School on Saturday 14 October from 9:15am to 3:30pm which will focus on the practical ideas to enhance the learning and development of children with SEND.

The charge will be £20 for parents, £25 for Calderdale professionals and practitioners and £50 for others.

Get Ready for Stoptober and Start your Smokefree Future!

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Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England, is back for the sixth time and it’s bigger than ever.

Over 1 million people have joined Stoptober since 2012. Research shows that if you can make it to 28 days smoke free, you’re 5 times more likely to stay quit for good and the campaign will highlight some of the best ways to quit.

To find out more about Stoptober visit http://ow.ly/cLGf30fk0mZ or contact the Calderdale Smokefree Service http://calderdale.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/

Join thousands of others and make Stoptober the start of your smokefree future!