Mum2Mum Market in Sowerby Bridge

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Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices.

Saturday 3 February – 1.15pm to 3.15pm at Trinity Academy, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2NW.

Everything imaginable for your little ones including:

  • Buggies & Travel Systems
  • Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
  • Home & Safety Equipment
  • Baby Carriers & Harnesses
  • Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots
  • Growbags, Bed Guards
  • Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment
  • Highchair’s, Bumbos
  • Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
  • Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

Join the event on Facebook for previews of sale items.

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free. Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2 4 1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

If you would like to make some money and declutter you can book a stall here

For further information please email halifaxandhuddersfield@mum2mummarket.co.uk

Play Disability Football with Greetland Goldstars FC

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If you or someone you know have a disability and are looking to try something new, whilst learning new skills, getting fitter and meeting new people then disability football may be just the thing for you.

Greetland Goldstars have sessions every Saturday11am to 12pm at 3Gi Soccer, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax, HX3 9ET

Age 7 year and upwards welcome although under 16’s should be accompanied by an adult unless approved by a coach.

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

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Play Disability Football with Greetland Goldstars FC

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If you or someone you know have a disability and are looking to try something new, whilst learning new skills, getting fitter and meeting new people then disability football may be just the thing for you.

Every Saturday11am to 12pm
At 3GI Soccer, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax, HX3 9ET

Age 7 year and upwards welcome although under 16’s should be accompanied by an adult unless approved by a coach.

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

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New Central Library and Archives Opening 5 September

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Readers young and old will have the chance to explore the new Central Library and Archives in Halifax, when it opens to the public for the first time at 9.30am on Tuesday 5 September.

This is the next stage of the remarkable transformation of Halifax Town Centre, with the new library opening next to the Piece Hall and Square Chapel creating a vibrant cultural, heritage and learning quarter.

Visitors will be able to admire the beautifully restored Square Church rose window and enjoy upward views of the tower and spire from the staircase as they tour the building, from the local studies section and the West Yorkshire Archives’ room on the lower ground floor to the adult non-fiction collections on the second floor.

Alongside a host of exciting activities to mark the opening a self-guided Heritage Trail has been put together to highlight the preserved historic features.

The old Central Library and Archives at Northgate, including the Halifax Visitor Information Centre, will close for the final time at 5.30pm on Tuesday 29 August to allow staff the time to transfer the remaining stock and equipment to the new building and do the final preparations for opening.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press said:

This is a really exciting moment for Halifax, and Calderdale, following the fantastic opening day for the Piece Hall on Yorkshire Day.

Visitors will not fail to be impressed by the new library, which conserves the landmark spire and rose window of the Square Church within a brand new 21st century building with state of the art facilities’.

The opening day will be marked with a range of drop in activities for children, families and young people.

A family craft session will be held between 10.30am and 12 noon, followed by the first ever Busy Babies session in the new children’s library will take place at 1.30pm.

Youngsters can make duct tape crafts and emoji stress balls in the new teen area on the first floor between 1 and 3pm or play with a range of new board games.

Friday 8 September is a Local Studies focus day and the autumn events programme will begin on Thursday 14 September.

From Tuesday 5 September the Central Library and Archives will have new opening times, with services available six days a week:

  • Monday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED

The new Central Library and Archives will be officially opened by Dr Jonathan Foyle, writer and architectural historian in the presence of Calderdale Council’s Mayor, Cllr Ferman Ali, on the afternoon of Saturday 9 September 2017.

The new Central Library and Archives has been wholly funded by Calderdale Council. To find out more about the civic opening and the new Central Library and Archives visit our website or follow Calderdale Libraries on Twitter @CMBClibraries.

Calderdale Adult Learning ‘Have a Go’ Drop-in

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Calderdale Adult Learning are holding a ‘Have a Go’ drop-in event at Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax on Monday 26 – Thursday 29 June 2017 10am – 1pm each day.

They are holding this “Have a Go” Drop-In event as part of the nationwide Festival of Learning which celebrates lifelong learning. Advisors from C&K Careers will be available from 10am-12noon on Thursday, to offer information, advice and guidance on suitable courses and employment opportunities.

During the week there will be a free programme of activities which will cover the 4 new curriculum areas:

Monday – Adults with Learning Disabilities
Tuesday – Community and Family Learning
Wednesday – Learning for Life and Work
Thursday – Professional Development and Training

  • Art and craft activities
  • Cookery classes
  • Art, craft and sewing workshops
  • Modern Foreign Language taster classes
  • IT workshops
  • Taster classes/activities for GCSE, Functional Skills and ESOL qualifications
  • Beauty and holistic therapies workshops
  • First Aid taster sessions
  • Information available on a range of qualifications – Health and Safety, Teaching and Security

For more information on the event and courses available at CAL visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/adultlearning or phone 01422 392820

If you would like to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded from CAL Have a Go Event

Routes Festival 2017

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Saturday 24 June, 12pm

Now in its fifth year, Routes Festival returns with another day of the best in unsigned and underage music at Orangebox Young People’s Centre, Halifax.

Routes Festival provides a platform for young musicians aged 12-24 to showcase their talents on an open and accessible stage. This year Routes will present live music across three stages throughout the day, encompassing a wide range of musical styles – from pop to metal, dance to acoustic.

Tickets £3.50

Orangebox 10 Square Road Halifax HQ1 1QG England 01422 349422

Beechwood Big Picnic – 1st July

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Join North Halifax Partnership and the Friends of Beechwood Park on Saturday 1 July for a great big fun day for all the family.

At Beechwood Park, Holmfield, 12pm – 4pm

Lots of free activities for children, young people and grown-ups!

In the Main Arena:

  • Beach and seaside games
  • Join the Vegetable Nannies in their Allotment for a bit of gardening and childcare.
  • Peppa Pig, Facepainting tent, Sure Start Children’s Centre tents, Sports Day Races
  • Entertainment, Dog Show, Family Fun Run

Picnic Meadow:

  • Bring your own or,
  • Burgers and ice cream for sale.

In the Sports Zone:

  • Archery, Football, Rounders, Boxing,
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Treasure Hunt

On the Community field:

  • Community stalls
  • Project_Twelve:31 tent: Dream-catching, Music Jam, Henna Hands, fortune cards
  • Staying Well tent: Art class taster, Tai Chi taster, Health Awareness, Golf Putting.
  • Local History display
  • Men in Sheds
  • Walking Football
  • Bowling demo

Nature Meadow:

  • Learn more about meadows, the plants that are in our meadow and the minibeasts that live there.
  • Butterfly Hunt

FREE entry. Most activities are free except for food and ice cream.

Limited parking available at Trinity Academy Halifax, HX2 9TZ.

Dogs welcome but please keep on a lead.

Event contact: 01422 255402

The Birdcage – Film Comedy Now Live on Stage

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Still time to see The Actors Workshop Youth Theatre & Studio Group  presenting the film comedy The Birdcage on stage at The Studio Workshop, Back Victoria Street, Halifax from 6 – 10 June from 7:30 pm (bar opening at 7 pm). Tickets £10 (concessions £8). Advance Booking on 01422 323688.

Armed Forces Day June 17

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Saturday 17 June, 9am-5pm
Southgate, Halifax Town Centre

11am will mark the official opening of Armed Forces Week by the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Ferman Ali at Halifax Town Hall followed by a parade into the town centre.
There will be stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, plus much more. Representatives from the armed forces will be there, so come along and find out more about military life past and present.

For more information go to www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for armed forces.

If you wish to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded by clicking Armed Forces Day 2017

The 61st Halifax Charity Gala

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Don’t forget it’s the 61st Halifax Charity Gala this weekend, Saturday 10th June!

Tickets are available at reception at Threeways Sports Centre for just £1 each.

Tickets are also available from Cafe Zone Halifax on behalf of National Autistic Society (Calderdale).

The Grand Procession is setting off at 11:30 from Eureka car pack then goes on (following the same route as the last two years through the centre of town):

  • Church Street
  • Square Road
  • Horton St
  • Union Street
  • Market Street
  • Old Market
  • Corn Market
  • Southgate
  • Ward’s End
  • Commercial Street (very small section by Victoria Theatre)
  • Portland Place
  • Skircoat Road
  • Heath Road
  • Skircoat Green Road
  • Manor Heath Road