News from Cullingworth, Harden, Wilsden

Cullingworth Conservative Club welcomes Craig Anthony, vocal comedy entertainer on Saturday evening. The Haleys, a local award-winning band will make an appearance on Saturday, February 22.

Culingworth Methodist Church has organised a meal and entertainment for Saturday at 6.30pm when music will be provided by a brass band ensemble. Tickets £7.50, available on (01535) 274564.

The Harden Players will be performing their panto Jack and the Beanstalk tonight, tomorrow and Saturday and the following week on Februray, 20, 21 and 22. Evening performances start at 7.30pm and the two Saturdays will also have a matinee at 2pm. Tickets for Thursdays will be £5 and all other performances £6. Tickets are available at the newsagents in the village post office.

St John the Evangelist Church, Cullingworth, is holding a film evening next Tuesday at 7.30pm in the family room when the film showing will be The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp.

Cullingworth Gardening Club meets next Wednesday at 7.30pm, Methodist Church, off Greenside Lane to hold the AGM, followed by Maggie Mitchell who will present an armchair walk around York Gate Garden. The meetings cost £1 for members, £3 for visitors and the annual membership is £8. Garden visits take place throughout the summer months. For further details, contact Jane on (01535) 646998.

Cullingworth Supper Club will meet on Thursday, February 20 at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church, Dellside Fold, when Ken Robertshaw will give an illustrated talk on his epic journey as part of an expedition to drive a dog sled team across northern Norway, Finland and Sweden, 350 kilometres across the Arctic Circle. He took the chance to raise funds for the Theodora Children’s Trust, a small charity that provides “giggle doctors” to help cheer up seriously ill children during their hospital stay. He has written a book, “Six dogs, a sled and me!”, from which all profits will go to the fund. Ken is no stranger to charitable work, having been involved in driving aid lorries to Romania and loading containers of medical equipment destined for Africa. It promises to be an interesting evening. Everyone very welcome, £2 including supper.

The new pharmacy near the Wilsden Surgery is now open. Free delivery is available for those who are unable to access the new pharmacy, contact (01535) 272173.

Wilsden groups/organisations that meet today in the village hall are: Soccer Tots (under fives), 10am (10-13s), 6-6.45pm; Jennifer’s DanceKool (14-18s), 6.45-7.45pm; senior youth club (12-18s), 7-9pm; KFA fitness class, 8-9pm. Tomorrow – Sweet Melodie (three months to threes), 9am-noon; pilates, 9.45-10.45am; Silver Surfers, 1-3pm; junior youth club (five to 11s), 5.30-8pm. Monday – Wilsden Walkers: 9.15-11.30am; baby ballet, 9.30-11am; Sponge Tree, 10-11.30am; indoor bowls 1.30-3.30pm; art group, 2-4.15pm; 1st Harden and Wilsden Beavers, 6-7pm; 2nd Wilsden Guides, 7.15-8.45pm; senior youth club (12-18s), 7-9pm; Zumba, 8-9pm. Tuesday – voluntary library, 9.15am-7pm; Sponge Tree (under fives), 10-11am; lunch club, 12.30-2.10pm; tea dance, 2.15-4.30pm; Jennifer’s DanceKool (seven to nines), West Line Virginians line dance, 7-9pm. Wednesday – mother and toddlers group, 9.15-11.30am; Silver Surfers 1-3pm; 2nd Wilsden Brownies, 6-7.30pm. For more information, call 272786, e-mail wvh@talktalk business.net.

Cullingworth Rainbows meet Wednesday, 5.15-6.15pm village hall. The 1st Cullingworth Brownies also meet Wednesday, 6.15-7.30pm, village hall. For information, call Michele Wilson (01274) 569998 or district commissioner Claire Mooney on 07900 112530, or e-mail clairealexandra@ hotmail.com. The 1st Cullingworth Guides meet Monday, 7.30-9pm, Methodist Church, Dellside Fold. For details, call Christine Burnett 275351.

The 11th Keighley Scout group has three groups for boys and girls aged six to 14 years. They meet in the scout hut, Cullingworth. For more information, contact Teresa Davy 272766 or visit cullingworthscout group.org.uk. The Beaver Scouts meet Tuesday, 6-7.30pm, contact leader Andrew Matthews 606702. The Cub Scouts meet Monday, 6.30-8pm, contact leader Bev Fairlie 275795. Scouts meet Tuesday 7.45-9.15pm, contact leader Julie Snook 275453. This group is associated with an Explorer Scout group that meets alternate Thursdays, 7.30-9pm, contact leader Yvonne Parr (01274) 580824.

The Wilsden Gardening Association hut is open on Sunday from 10am-noon For more information, contact Catherine Bartle on 273102, or e-mail cbartle0015@aol.com. If you applied for an allotment after March 2012, are still interested in having one and are a resident of Wilsden, please contact John Bartle as the waiting list is now more reasonable.

Cullingworth Methodist Church holds a coffee and chat morning, Saturdays, 10am-noon and the first Saturday of each month is a charity morning when all proceeds are given to an appointed charity. Every Wednesday morning there is a coffee and cake morning from 10-11.30am.

Sunday church services: Sacred Heart RC Church, Bingley, 9am. St Matthews, Wilsden, 9am. St John’s Church, Cullingworth, holy communion (BCP), 8.30am (on the first Sunday only), and holy communion service 10am. Harden Congregational Church and Sunday School, 10.30am, contact Douglas Archer 273962. Cullingworth Methodist Church service and Sunday School, 10.30am. St Saviour’s, Harden, 11.15am.

Children’s clubs at Harden Congregational Church on Sunday include: junior church for children of all ages, 10.30-11.30am. ‘Pilots’, 6.30-7.30pm during term-time, in the church lounge for children six to 12 years. The ‘Ark’ is a discussion-based group for teenagers, 13-18 years, 7.30-9pm, during term-time church lounge. Any children interested in joining any of these clubs, contact Liz Maitland on 273379.

Zumba classes 6.15pm, followed by Bokwa classes Monday, 7-8pm, Parkside school. Please wear comfortable clothes, trainers and bring lots of water, £5 per session – just turn up. For more information, contact Mags De’ath 07966 939064, or visit zumba.com.

The 2012 Drama Academy meets Monday evening, 5-6pm for ages five to 11 years and 6-7pm for 12 and over, St Matthew’s Church, Wilsden. For more information, contact Olivia on 07581 404078, or e-mail 2012drama @gmail.com.

A youth group meets for fun and friendship at either St Saviour’s Church, Harden, or St Matthew’s Church, Wilsden, on Sunday evening. Contact the Rev Suzy McCarter on 270687.

Junior Christian Club run by St John’s Church, Cullingworth, now meets in the primary school as an after-school club on Monday at 3pm in term time. For more information, contact the Rev Suzy McCarter on 270687.

To mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight Harden and Wilsden Churches Together will host a Fairtrade Festival. This will take place in St Matthew’s Church, Wilsden, on Saturday, February 22 from 10am-12.30pm. Entry is free. Refreshments will be served.

Harden and Wilsden Churches Together present a charity concert by KVU Singers in Wilsden Trinity Church on Saturday, March 8 at 7.30pm. Proceeds will go to Medecins Sans Frontieres. Tickets at £5 (to include tea and biscuits) are now available from local church members or by calling (01535) 274225.

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