Icky, yucky, sticky stuff – October Half Term at Eureka!

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This Halloween Eureka are taking a look at all things weird-science and gross so go along and find out about the ickier side of the human body in the Gross Lab… if you dare.

From Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November
At Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Rd, Halifax, HX1 2NE

Events are FREE with standard admission and Tickets are valid for 12 months with prices as follows:

  • Adult – £11.95
  • Child 3+ years – £11.95
  • Child 1-2 years – £4.25
  • Child 0-11 months – FREE

For further information call 01422 330069, email info@eureka.org.uk or visit www.eureka.org.uk

A Creepy Crafty Experience at The Mouse House!

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Join in this Half Term for a creepy crafty experience at The Mouse House Pottery Company! With over 300 activities to choose from including Pottery Painting, Mouse Mud creations, paint your own Fairy Door, Decopatch, Scrabble Art & Tote bag decorating!

Saturday 24 October to Saturday 31 October
At the mouse house pottery company, 16 Victoria Road , Elland , HX5 0PU

No additional studio fee, so all items include the cost of any materials required such as paint glaze and firing.

For further information or to book contact Jenny at Jenny@mousehousepottery.co.uk or call 01422 646919.

Please be advised that booking your tables is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment and tables are generally available at 10am, 12pm and 2pm daily.

Lantern Making Workshop in Stainland

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Make a lantern for The Stainland Christmas Lantern Parade at a workshop suitable for adults and accompanied children.

Sunday 22 November 2015 – From 12pm
At Holywell Green United Reform Church Hall

Costs are £12 for large lantern kits or £6 for small kits and if you can’t get to the workshop you can order a kit with everything you need to make your lantern at home.

To book a place or order a lantern making kit email stainlanddistrict@gmail.com or telephone 01422 379442 in the evening.

Weekend Care Christmas Fair at Elland Cartwheel

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weekend care xmas fairGo along to a Christmas Fair as you prepare yourself for Christmas, with face painting, a raffle, tombola, hand made cards, jewellery and much more.

On Saturday 14 November – From 11am to 3pm
At Cartwheel Youth & Community Centre, Huddersfield Rd, Elland, HX5 9DW

If you would like to book a stall, contact Melanie on 07548 249813 or email weekendcare@cvac.org.uk

Join the Stainland Ukulele Group

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The Stainland Ukulele Group are looking for experienced players to join the group.

They meet every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm in Stainland.

If you are an experienced player and interested in joining the group or if you would like to book the band to play at your event please contact Lisa on 01422 379442 in the evenings or email stainlanddistrict@gmail.com

Heritage walk: Upper Rastrick

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Meet Margaret Sharp for this revised walk looking at a history of Rastrick for over 1000 years, but particularly the last 250 years when Rastrick industrialised and expanded dramatically.

Sunday 18 October 2015 – From 2.15pm
At St. Matthew’s Church, Church Street, Rastrick, HD6 3NF

Admission costs £3

This walk is two and a half hours of fairly easy walking and is suitable for accompanied children over the age of thirteen. No need to book, just turn up and pay on the day. Sensible footwear please.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 09 October – OUT NOW!!

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Lower Valley LogoClick here to view the latest LV Friday Flyer…

Featuring:

  • Volunteer at the Elland Food Bank this weekend!
  • Enjoy family fun at Rastrick Fire Station open day on Sunday!
  • Did the Adult Brass Class Launch go as planned? Find out today!

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

 

Victorian Christmas Market

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Our Victorian Christmas Festival is on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November with a wonderful Christmas Market of over 80 stalls full of locally produced foods and crafts. This is an ideal opportunity for you to stock up on delicious local food for Christmas and what better time to visit all the craft stalls where you are sure to find perfect Christmas gifts.

There will be entertainment throughout both days with Christmas Carols being sung by local school choirs, fairground organ, mulled wine, roast chestnuts and street entertainers.

Saturday’s Market will draw to a close on Saturday 28th November with a lantern parade, christmas light switch on and community carol singing.

The Market is back in full swing on Sunday 29th November with a Christmas Service conducted by members of our local churches and will include community Carol singing.

Stallholders, entertainers, visitors and locals are all encouraged to dress in Victorian costume to help us create a wonderful Victorian atmosphere, shops and shop assistants will also be getting into the spirit of the Victorian Christmas and will be decked out in Victorian costume.

Please visit www.victorianchristmasfestival.co.uk for loads more details

Halifax Christmas Lights Switch On

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Saturday 28 November 2015

FREE

Halifax will become a Christmas haven as soon as the staged event begins at 2pm with lots of live entertainment.

Local dance groups, local choirs, children’s entertainment and some well-known mascots, rugby stars, cheerleaders and radio celebrities will showcase their talents onstage for an afternoon and early evening to remember, and not forgetting the Victoria Theatre’s pantomime cast.

There will be a Christmas Market running from 10am until 6pm at the Woolshops with local crafts, hot food and plenty of gifts to buy, and a special appearance from a very busy man; Father Christmas will pop on to the stage to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

The Halifax Christmas Light Switch On is free to attend, and will culminate in the lights being turned on by very special guests at roughly 4.30pm with a firework display to follow.