News from Oakworth

Thursday: Oakworth Police and Community Contact Point is open every Thursday, from 1.30-3.30pm at Holden Hall. For further information, contact 647574 or e-mail contact oakworth@yahoo.co.uk.

Oakworth old people’s welfare group meets at Holden Hall every Thursday afternoon, from 1.45-3.30pm. New members are always made very welcome.

Keighley Youth Theatre, KYDZ, meets every Thursday at Oakworth Methodist Church. The group has up to 20 members aged ten to 18, and recruit new members through drama workshops. At their Thursday sessions the group learn drama skills as well as devising performances. They also present two stage productions each year. The next production is being planning, so watch this space.

Sunday: Christ Church, Sunday eucharist service will be at 8.30am, followed by a family service with baptism at 9.30 and afterwards you are welcome to share tea and coffee in the church hall.

St John’s Church, Newsholme, sung eucharist service will be at 11.15am.

Methodist church, service at 10.30am will be led by the Rev Lewis Burton and will be followed by refreshments.

Today’s service at Slack Lane Baptist Church will be at 10.45am.

Monday: Oakworth Scouts meet on in Monday evenings in Holden Hall, starting at 7pm. New members welcome.

Sonia’s Legs, Bums and Tums fitness classes take place at Oakworth Juniors clubhouse from 6.30-7.30pm. Admission is only £3 per session. For further details, please ring Sonia on 07958 280291.

Rainbows and Brownies meet this evening – Rainbows from 5.15-6.15pm and Brownies from 6.30-7.45pm. Telephone numbers for the leaders are: Rainbows, Lynn Stow 662998 and Brownies, Gillian Gallagher 07779 059687.

Airedale Ruggers meet in Oakworth Methodist Church lounge on the third Monday of each month at 6.30pm. Anyone interested please come along, you will be most welcome.

Iyengar yoga classes are held at Holden Hall from 7.30-9pm on Monday evening. For further details, ring Alan Brown on (01535) 637359.

Oakworth Morris dancers are always on the lookout for dancers and musicians to help continue the tradition. New members are always welcome.

They practise most Monday nights between September and July at Oakworth Methodist Church from 8pm. Further information can be obtained from ovmm.co.uk.

Tuesday: Oakworth Police and Community Contact Point is open every Tuesday, from 9-11am at Holden Hall. Further information, contact the contact point on 647574.

Oakworth Toddler Group is closed for the moment due to lack of interest. If you are looking for somewhere to take your baby/toddler to meet other children for play and to develop social skills, please contact Jackie on 07972 727269 with a view to recommencing this group.

Cubs and Beavers of the village meet in the Methodist Church this evening; Beavers from 5.45-6.45pm and Cubs from 7-8.30pm.

Karate classes at Oakworth School, Juniors aged seven to 12, 6.15-7.15pm, cost £4; adults 7.30-9pm, cost £5. You would also need to pay £20 for an annual licence. For further details, please contact Oliver Thornton on (01535) 210138 or Cindy Wallace on (01274) 519770.

There is a Zumba group running in Holden Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm, run by the Yorkshire Fitness Crew. Admission is £5 per session.

Wednesday: Aerobics class with Sonia at Oakworth Juniors clubhouse, Bronte playing fields. Classes run from 6.30-7.30pm and cost only £3 per session. For further details, ring Sonia on 07958 280291.

A coffee morning is held every Wednesday at Christ Church, with Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits, from 10-11.30am. There then follows a short eucharist service at 11.30am for those who wish to join in.

Rainbows, Brownies and Guide groups meet this evening at Oakworth Methodist church – Rainbows from 5-6pm, Brownies from 6.15-7.30pm and Guides from 7.45-9pm. For further details, please ring Janet Armstrong on 642625.

Slimming World meetings for serious slimmers is held this evening at Holden Hall from 6-8pm. New members are always welcome, for further details please ring Andrea on 642319 or just turn up on the night.

Oakworth Police and Community Contact Point is open every Thursday, from 1.30-3.30pm at Holden Hall. For further information, contact telephone number 647574 or e-mail contact oakworth@yahoo.co.uk.

Bokwa sessions are held at Holden Hall on Thursday evenings from 6.30-8pm. For further information, please contact Hollie by e-mail on hollie mooredance@gmail.com.

After 23 years’ sterling service Richard Hewitt will stepping down as secretary of Oakworth Juniors Football Club at the AGM, so if anyone has a burning desire to step up and give the club a similar service now is your chance. Good luck to the group as it continues to succeed with the youngsters of the area. For further information about the club, visit oaksfc@blueyonder.co.uk. Oakworth Methodist Ladies group will be holding a fashion show by Complete Clothing on Thursday, March 13 starting at 7.30pm.

The Friends of Holden Park are planning to use Le Tour as the theme for their entry in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. To this end they are currently collecting old bikes and spare wheels that can be decorated with flowers in the colours of the leader’s jerseys. They are also now looking for old metal container such as watering cans, kettles, baskets, etc into which the can put plant pots so if you have anything that would be suitable they would be grateful for all donations. Please ring 07972 727269 or 07950 890307 if you need someone to collect them.

The group is also able to confirm that there will again be a Fairy Fest in the park and that this year it will be on Saturday, August 9, more details to follow in due course but if you are interested in helping out, holding a stall or performing, please contact the above numbers.

The children of Oakworth will be presenting their 28th pantomime in February this year. Performances will be on Februrary 22, 24, 25, 26 and 28 and on March 1. There will also be matinees at 2pm on the two Saturdays. Admission is £6 per adult, £4 for a child and £5 for senior citizens.

A youth cafe is now open on Friday evenings from 5.30pm, why not come along and find out more about their plans for the future?

Oakworth playgroup, which is situated in Oakworth Methodist Church, is open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings every week during term time only. It is open from 9.15-11.40am. For further details, please ring 07748 425182.

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