News from Oakworth

First published in Keighley

Thursday: 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 contactoakworth@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

Oakworth old people’s welfare group meets at Holden Hall every Thursday afternoon, from 1.45-3.30pm. There is always something going on with bingo, dancing, etc at their weekly meetings and of course, there are always refreshments available. New members welcome.

There is now an art club at Christ Church on Thursday evenings starting at 7.30pm. This recently started, popular little group welcomes anyone with an interest in art whether experienced or just beginning.

Shape and Tone, circuit training with Joe at Oakbank recreation centre from 7-8pm. For further details, contact Joe on 07719 186964.

Tai Kwando classes are held at Oakbank recreation centre on Thursday evening from 6-7pm, children aged six to 12 and 7-8.30pm juniors and seniors over 13. For more details, contact Lisa Winteridge on 07919 898651, or just turn up on the night. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a drink of water with you.

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.

Friday: 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.

Sunday: Christ Church, Sunday eucharist will be at 9.30am, and afterwards you are welcome to share tea and coffee in the church hall. There will also be a Heartbeat service at Christ Church this evening at 7.30pm. This is a service of prayer and song for all the churches of the village with music by Living Waters.

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

Methodist church, the holy communion service today led by the Rev Barbara Walls will be at 10.30am 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 are always 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.

Slim and Trim aerobics class with Joe at Oakbank recreation centre from 7-8pm. For further details, contact Joe on 07719 186964.

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.

Rainbows and Brownies meet this evening at Christ Church – 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. The ages for Rainbows are five to seven and for Brownies, seven to ten, after that you advance to Girl Guides.

Remember your mum or gran making rugs out of old clothes cut into strips and prodded through hessian to make cosy comfortable rugs? This craft is alive and well in Yorkshire, Airedale Ruggers having more than 20 members. A small group 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 and they claim that they can teach anyone to dance. They practise most Monday nights between September and July at Oakworth Methodist Church from 8pm but it is advisable to contact them beforehand to make sure there is a practice on the night you wish to attend. For further information, visit ovmm.co.uk.

Tuesday: Oakworth Police and Community Contact Point is open every Tuesday, from 9-11am at Holden Hall. The volunteers are trained to give you advice or, if they don’t have the answer they will find it for you. Do you fancy joining the volunteers? All training is given, for further information; they can be reached 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 restarting this group.

Shape and Tone, circuit training with Joe at Oakbank recreation centre from 7-8pm. For further details, contact Joe on 07719 186964.

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: 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.

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

A coffee morning runs at Christ Church, with Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits, from 10-11.30am and everyone is always made very welcome. 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.

A Slimming World group meets tonight 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.

Boxercise at Oakbank recreation centre. Sessions for adults only are on Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm and the first session is free. Please contact Mark on 07912 603771 for further details.

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 contactoakworth@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 holliemooredance@gmail.com.

For times and further information about the Oakworth Juniors Football club, please contact club secretary Richard Hewitt on 07843 560119 or visit the club website at oaksfc@blueyonder.co.uk.

There will be a candlelight cabaret and seven-course mini meal at Oakworth Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7 starting at 7pm. The event, which is free of charge, features singing, dancing and comedy routines from various groups that use the church for their meetings such as the scouting and guiding groups, ladies’ group, Kydz youth theatre group and members of the pantomime casts both past and present. It is usually a great success and, as places are limited, you will need to book as soon as possible. To book, please ring David on (01535) 215784 or e-mail dhowarth@oakworthmethodists.org.

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