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News from Haworth, Stanbury
6:24pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
Today: Weenyboppers at Haworth West Lane Baptist Church, classes at 10.30am continue throughout the school holidays, booking essential, contact Karen Davidson on 642848.
Book exchange at the Community Centre, 9.30-noon, plus Little Ladybirds Baby and Toddler Group, 10-11.30am. Contact Denise Gant on 645604. The Baptist Church holds a prayer meeting at Thornfield, Station Road at 10am every Thursday, except the first in the month.
Karate class at the Methodist Church Hall, 6.30-8pm, contact Mo Ilyas on 600407. The Friendship Group (day care of the elderly) at the Methodist Church Hall in West Lane at 10.30am.
Slimming World at the Baptist Church from 5.15pm or 7pm. Contact Andrea Astin on 07979 505384.
Tomorrow: Zumba Fitness at West Lane Methodist Church, 9-10am. Contact Melanie on 07962 341938. Scar Top Chapel revival prayer meeting, 7.30-8.30pm.
Saturday: Hall Green Church Book Point, 1-4pm.
Zumba class, 10am at West Lane Methodist Church’s Grimshaw Centre.
Haworth Craft Fairs in the Old School Room at Haworth Parish Church Hall,10-4pm. More information at haworthcraftfairs.co.uk.
Also on Sunday and Monday, concert at Scar Top Chapel, with the Airedale Male Voice Choir, 7.30pm.
Sunday: Church Services: Stanbury Church (Anglican), Holy Communion, 9.30am. Haworth Parish Church, (Anglican), Family Communion, 10.45am. At Stanbury and Haworth there will be a pulpit swap with St Paul’s Letchworth when the Revs Simon and Louise Moore will take the services. West Lane Baptist and Methodist Churches, monthly united morning service led by Ann Thelwell. (Please note: there will be no evening Baptist services during August.) Hall Green Baptist Church, Morning Family Service, 10.30am and evening meeting, 6pm. The 10.30am includes a creche for under threes and a Sunday Club for those of pre-school and primary school age. Our Lady of Lourdes, Ebor Lane (RC), Holy Mass, 10am. Scar Top Chapel Service, 2.45pm, Local Preacher John Cunliffe. Fern Christian Fellowship meet in the Methodist Church Hall, 6.30pm. Haworth Craft Fairs – see Saturday above.
Bank Holiday Monday: The following had not yet decided at the time of writing whether or not to meet. Assume they are unless you know otherwise.
Haworth Parish Church Bell ringing practice, 7.30pm.
Haworth Brass Band rehearsal, 7.45pm.
K9 Capers dog training at West Lane Methodist Church Hall, 7pm for puppies and 7.30pm for older dogs. Contact Kathryn Smith on 635290.
Toddler and baby Yoga Class at Thornfield, Station Road, 1-2pm for babies and 2-3pm for toddlers. Contact Nicola Resell on 07775 535006.
Fit friends running club, 7pm from the Medical Centre car park.
The mobile library will visit not Haworth today.
Haworth Craft Fairs – see Saturday above.
Mini-market at West Lane Methodist Church’s from 10.30am. See below.
Tuesday: Fern Christian Fellowship, 7.45pm at the Methodist Church Hall.
Weight Watchers, 6.15pm at West Lane Baptist Church. For more information contact Joanne Cutts on 07939 564773.
Karate class, 6.30-8pm at West Lane Methodist Church Hall. Contact Mo Ilyas on 600407.
Bridleways Group, 8pm, see item below.
Wednesday: Haworth Senior Citizens, 2-3.30pm at West Lane Methodist Church Hall. Doreen Robinson, 648928.
Weight watchers group, 9.30am, West Lane Baptist Church. Contact, Joanne 07939 564773.
Hall Green Church, prayer and bible study, 8pm.
At the Community Centre, Little Ladybirds Baby and Toddler Group, 10-11.30am.
From 7.30pm to 9.30pm, craft evening at the Wuthering Heights Inn in Stanbury. People are welcome to bring along any craft projects that they are working on and join for a chat and some cake and a chance to work without family distractions. Everyone is welcome. Further information from Nicci on (01535) 643332. West Lane Baptist Amateur Operatic Society rehearsal, 7.30pm. Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council environment meeting at West Lane Baptist Church, 7.30pm.
The 812 Bronte Scenic Bus Tour will operate on this Sunday and Bank Holiday. Services are dovetailed to coincide with the arrival of the Keighley & Worth Valley trains at Haworth Station. The buses leave Haworth station at 1050, 1145, 1240 1400, 1455 and 1545 travelling to The Parsonage, Stanbury, Ponden, Scar Top, Moore Lodge, back to Ponden, Penistone Hill, Marsh Chapel, Sun Street and back to Haworth Station, where again it coincides, with time to transfer, with trains departing for Keighley. Ordinary Metro fares are charged and all concessionary passes are valid.
The Haworth Exhibition Trust makes small grants to assist students in further education who live in and attended schools in the Worth Valley. Application forms are available at the Haworth Medical Practice. The form explains eligibility and the destination of the applications. Closing date is September 27.
West Lane Methodist Church’s 30th anniversary mini-market on Bank Holiday Monday is from 10.30am. Stalls plus hot and cold food will be on the menu. The congregation, which meets in a former Wesleyan day school now known as the Grimshaw Centre, has been working hard for the past 30 years to pay its way and provide premises for community use. Admission is free though donations are always welcome. Next month the congregation will be taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support in the communal lounge at Thornfield, Station Road, Haworth.
The Haworth & Oxenhope District Bridleways Group’s forthcoming events include the annual show on Sunday at High Laithe Livery Stables, Oxenhope. The programme of speakers, rides and competitions for 2013 can be found on the website at hodbg.org or call Gill Burgess on (01535) 644347 or 07799 614763 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stanbury and District Women’s Institute were amazed at the adventures of Gillian Gill with Mingles and Marmite in various African and Eastern European countries, at her talk at the last meeting. Her work as a political consultant for the British Government involved training and helping organise elections in emerging democracies,which was an interesting and dangerous occupation. Other recent activities have been a visit to Wadsworth WI, near Pecket Well, to join in their August meeting, and another session of croquet at Ben Rhydding. On Wednesday, September 18, at West Lane Baptist Church there will be a fashion show by Edinburgh Woollen Mill at which all women are welcome. Tickets are £2 and can be obtained from WI members.
The Worth Valley Young Farmers meet on Tuesday evenings. This week they went on a farm walk at Tewitt Hall farm in Oakworth. The group were given a guided and very informative tour around the farm by Jonathan Sharp. The group also walked to the wind turbine and were given a talk on how it worked and why one was installed. If anyone is interested in joining Worth valley or finding out more about young farmers, then please contact our chairwoman Rachael Moore on 07887 530187 or go to worthvalley.org.
Tai Chi and Chi Kung classes are being held in Haworth by Doran Waclawiak on Tuesday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. This is about exercise, general health, clearness of mind and body and nutrition. For further information ring Doran on 646049.
Haworth Parkside Social Club. Chess club on Thursdays, beginners to advanced. We are looking for people to join teams for snooker, dominoes (3s and 5s) and pool, including a new ladies team. No need to be an expert; beginners are very welcome, but a sense of humour will come in handy. Supper is provided for players. Wednesdays: Sequence dancing social, 8.30pm. Beginners welcome. Members £2, Non-members £2.50. Phone 643470; Thursday: Pool for beginners and improvers, 5pm (new players welcome). Entrance free, phone 643470. Also every Thursday at 8pm Keighley Amateur Radio Society. For further information, e-mail email@example.com. And again on Thursdays, Nothy (Not Over The Hill Yet) is an over 50s ‘youth club’, noon to 4pm. Drop in, share lunch, chat, play games. Sundays: Sunday social, sequence dancing and bingo, 8.30pm, members £2, non-members £2.50. We have hand-pulled beer from Goose Eye Brewery on at £2.40 a pint. Phone Geoff for details on 647675 or the club on 643470 in the evenings.
Worth Valley First Responders are local volunteers trained by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, who respond to local emergency calls. Their aim is to assist and treat people who need assistance from the ambulance service until their care can be handed over to an ambulance crew. More responders are needed now. Please contact Tracy Laycock on 07908 212455 for more details of how you could help.
The Step by Step Dance School at Haworth Community Centre is taught by Estonian dance teacher and choreographer, Jevenia Pihel, who teaches the group fitness and dance for all ages and invites new members to come along. Mondays: ballet (children), 4-5pm; fitness and dance (adults), 5-6pm; ballet adults (beginners), 6.15-7.15pm. Thursdays: ballet and dance (children), 4-5pm; fitness and dance (adults), 5-6pm; ballet classes for children, 4-4.45pm. For further information, ring Jevenia on 07882 104893.
Haworth Riding For the Disabled is asking for voluntary help for a couple of hours each week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays, 10am-noon or on Saturdays 9.15-1.25pm. Full training, insurance and unlimited tea and coffee will be given. Further information on (01535) 649448.
The Community Contact Point at 28 Changegate, Haworth, BD22 8DY, is normally open noon-4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with no Saturday, Sunday or Monday openings. Their answer machine will give contact details for the Police. The contact point are asking for volunteers to help distribute the bi-monthly Parish Council Newsletter – copies are free and are available from the Contact Point or online at haworth-village.org.uk. The Contact Point has a range of personal alarms, safe cans, and a range of free road safety information activity books, comics and stickers. Free low energy light bulbs are still available. The Contact Point collects used computer printer ink cartridges, old mobile phones and dead low energy light bulbs, which can all be recycled for the benefit of Manorlands Hospice. The light bulbs apparently contain valuable mercury. Drop them off at 28 Changegate, Haworth. Contact Mrs Margaret Smith, the co-ordinator, on 644001 or e-mail wvcontactpoint @yahoo.co.uk for more information.
Yoga and Free Meditation Classes are on Tuesdays in Haworth, at West Lane Baptist Church. Yoga classes, 11.15-12.15pm (chargeable) and meditation classes are free at 12.30pm for about 40 minutes. They are introductory or taster sessions serving to introduce people to meditation with the intention that they might be become interested in learning more, in which case they will be instructed in Primordial Sound Meditation. Contact Sheila Murray on 648761 or 07799 437174 or go to sheilamurray.co.uk.
Nicola’s weigh in and workout class has moved to Parkside Social Club, Butt Lane, on Thursdays, 6.45-8pm. Exercise to fun music for beginners & intermediate levels of all ages. First class only £3. Contact Nicola Szczur on 07914 418703 or visit nicolawork out.piczo.com.
Fitness classes at Haworth Primary School, with Damien Bisby on 07919 350305, legs, bums, tums and aerobics, 7-8pm on Mondays, and circuit training 7-8pm on Wednesdays. Cost is £3-50 per class. People of all ages and abilities are welcome.
Haworth Parish Church: Morning Prayer is held in St James’s, Cross Roads Cum Lees, at 9.30am on Mondays, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St Michael, Haworth, at 9.30am. Midweek Holy Communion is held in St James’s, on Wednesdays at 9.30am. A DVD on the History of St Michael & All Angels is on sale at £2.99, in aid of church funds. The former church verger’s house at 12 Church Street, opposite the church, is available for holiday lets. Please contact Averil Kenyon on (01535) 642264. Other contact information: for baptisms, wedding enquiries contact the Priest in Charge, the Rev Peter Mayo-Smith, on (01535) 648464. For prayer requests and transport to Church, Diane Wilson on (01535) 674972. For use of the Old School Rooms, Catherine Prince on (01535) 645045. Or other matters the churchwardens, Diane Wilson or Marilyn Prince on (01535) 645045. For church archive enquiries, Jens Hislop on (01535) 644444.
Carelink befriending scheme can provide support and companionship to older people who live alone and do not have many visitors. Carelink can arrange for one of its volunteer befrienders to visit each week for a cuppa and a chat, or perhaps to take a short walk together. Volunteers are police checked and vetted. To use this free service or to become a volunteer befriender to older people in this area contact coordinator Maureen Basierak at Carelink on 609506 at the volunteer centre.