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News from Oakworth
11:41am Friday 25th October 2013 in Keighley
Thursday: Oakworth Police and Community Contact Point is open from 1.30-3.30pm in Holden Hall, contact 647574 or e-mail contactoakworth @yahoo.co.uk.
Oakworth playgroup at Oakworth Methodist Church, runs every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings during term time from 9.15-11.40am, ring 07748 425182.
Oakworth old people’s welfare group, Holden Hall, from 1.45-3.30pm. New members are welcome.
Keighley Youth Theatre, KYDZ, meets at Oakworth Methodist Church to learn drama skills as well as devising performances.
Messy Church will be held at Oakworth Methodist Church today from 3.15-5.15pm. Children aged four to 11 and their parents/carers are invited to share in craft activities, games, food and fun. £2 per child includes tea, visit oakworthmethodists.org.
Sunday: Eucharist service, Christ Church at 9.30am with music supplied by Living Waters, followed by tea and coffee.
St John’s Church, Newsholme, sung evensong at 3pm.
Methodist church service at 10.30am led by the Rev David Cooke and will be followed by refreshments.
Today’s service at Slack Lane Baptist Church will be at 10.45am.
Monday: Oakworth Scouts meet in Holden Hall at 7pm. New members are always welcome.
Sonia’s Legs, Bums and Tums fitness classes at Oakworth Juniors clubhouse from 6.30-7.30pm, admission £3, contact 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.
Oakworth Ruggers meet in Oakworth Methodist Church lounge on the third Monday of each month at 6.30pm. Iyengar yoga class, Holden Hall from 7.30-9pm, contact Alan Brown on (01535) 637359.
Oakworth Morris dancers are always on the look out for dancers and musicians to help continue the tradition. They practise most Monday nights between September and July at Oakworth Methodist Church from 8pm, contact them on ovmm.co.uk.
Tuesday: Oakworth Police and Community Contact Point is open from 9-11am in Holden Hall, contact 647574 for further information or if you want to become a trained volunteer.
Oakworth Toddler Group runs from 9am-11.15am, term time only in the main room at Holden Hall. Following a brief closure due to loss of leaders – the group has dwindled to a small hard-core of a few mums and child minders. They would love to welcome more people the group. There is music and structured play for the little ones with a snack included in the admission price of £2. Please note that help is urgently needed each week getting out and putting away the toys so if you have an odd half hour to spare to help these people please pop in on a Tuesday morning and have a word with the new committee.
Cubs and Beavers of the village meet in the Methodist Church, 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, £4; adults 7.30-9pm, £5. You would also need to pay £20 for and annual licence, contact Oliver Thornton on (01535) 210138 or Cindy Wallace on (01274) 519770.
Zumba, Holden Hall, from 7-8pm, run by the Yorkshire Fitness Crew. Admission is £5.
Wednesday: Aerobics class with Sonia at Oakworth Juniors club house, Bronte playing fields. Classes run from 6.30-7.30pm, admission £3, contact Sonia on 07958 280291.
Coffee morning, Christ Church, with Fairtrade tea and coffee and biscuits, from 10-11.30am. This is followed by a short eucharist service at 11.30am for those who wish to stay and join in.
Rainbow, Brownies and Guides all meet on Wednesday evenings; Rainbows, 5-6pm; Brownies, 6.15-7.30pm; Guides, 7.45-9pm, contact Janet Armstrong on 642625.
Slimming World, Holden Hall, from 5-6pm and 7-8pm this evening, contact 642319 or just turn up on the night.
Oakworth Police and Community Contact Point is open 6.30-8pm in Holden Hall, contact 647574.
Bokwa dance fitness sessions, Holden Hall from 6-8pm. For more information, e-mail holliemooredance@gmail.
Keighley Third Age Group (that’s for the over 50s) hold several group meetings in Oakworth Methodist Church lounge throughout each month, contact Joan Rye on (01535) 642136. Times and days are available on oakworthvillage. com.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service is looking for volunteers in Haworth and the surrounding areas to join the Community First Responder scheme. First responders are volunteers who provide immediate life-saving care to members of their local communities in an emergency medical situation in the vital minutes before the ambulance arrives.
They are trained in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), which delivers a controlled electric shock to restart the heart. First Responders also carry portable oxygen.
Full training is given to successful applicants who need to be over 18, physically fit and hold a full driving licence having never been banned from driving with no more than three penalty points. Yorkshire Ambulance Service will also run Criminal Records Bureau checks on candidates. Anyone interested can find out more from Dave Jones, community defibrillation officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternately on 0845 120 3155.
Oakworth Senior Citizens Lunch Club meets on a Tuesday at 12.15pm at Oakworth Methodist Church. New diners are very welcome. We also would welcome new volunteers to help prepare, serve and clear the lunches weekly or fortnightly depending on what you are able to offer. Anyone interested in either dining or helping please ring the church on (01535) 643771 or call in any Tuesday between 9.45am and 1.15pm.
The Friends of Holden Park are asking for any old, unused bicycles of all shapes and sizes that they can decorate with flowers as part of their Yorkshire in Bloom entry next year. The aim is to decorate as many as possible and decorate the park with them to tie in with the arrival of the Tour de France. If you can help, please take them to Holden Hall or ring 07972 727269 and we can arrange to pick them up.
Local police are warning residents that as the darker nights return, the number of houses burgled often increases. Burglars like to ‘work’ unseen and prefer empty houses. A home without lights on and surrounded by darkness looks empty and a would-be burglar can operate unseen. A house like this is much more likely to become a target so remember to leave the lights on.
Oakworth Methodist Church will be holding an autumn fair on Saturday, November 2 starting at 10am. There will be stalls for everyone so why not come along and do a bit of Christmas shopping in the friendly atmosphere.