News from Silsden

First published in Keighley

There will be a charity two-hour disco Zumbathon held at the Town Hall in Silsden on Sunday, with all proceeds donated to Manorlands. There will be a fantastic prize draw on the day where winners can buy tickets to win a girly spa day for four or a family ticket to watch Bradford Bulls, plus other fabulous prizes such as photo shoots, hair salon vouchers and beauty treatments. Refreshments will also be available. Tickets are available at the regular Zumba class or by contacting Helen on 07817 532364 and cost £10.

The next meeting of Silsden’s Tour de France co-ordinating group will be tonight at 7.30pm at the Kings Arms Bolton Road Silsden. Everyone is welcome.

The last meeting of the 2013-14 season of the Civic Society will take place in the Methodist Church tonight when Jen Miles will give an update on the Swartha Wood project. The doors open at 7pm and the talk starts at 7.30pm followed by refreshments at 8.30pm, all welcome.

There is to be a French boules completion in the grounds of the former library alongside the new bandstand. This is to celebrate the Grand Tour and will be held on Father’s Day on June 15 at 1.30pm. This is open to teams of three people with their own boules. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed team, with the emphasis being on French-style dressing. Entry forms are available from Jeff the Barbers in Bradley Road and the closing date for entering is Sunday, June 1.

Thursday: Citizens advice, Health Centre, 9.30-11.30am. Drop in for advice on any subject.

Monday: Ladies’ dance and exercise class at the Methodist Church between 11am and noon. Wear loose clothing and bring a drink of water. Fun & Fitness to music, for further information, contact Janet on 663681. Tuesday: Tots Time at the Youth Centre in Elliot Street, 1-3pm – all welcome.

Band practice at Gloucester Community Centre, 7-9pm.

Over 55s club meets at the Silsden Sports Centre in Keighley Road from 10am-12.30pm.

Wednesday: Bingo at the Community Centre on Gloucester Avenue from 2.30-4.30pm.

Pied Piper Pre-school runs from Monday to Friday, 9.15am-12.15pm for children between the age of two and five, with funded places for three and four-year-olds. The group is located at St James’ Church. For further information, visit piedpiper-preschool@co.uk or phone Dawn Arrowsmith on (01535) 654930.

The Methodist Church has a coffee morning each day from Tuesday to Friday. There is Chatterbox at the Methodist Church from 9am-noon from Tuesday to Thursday and then the original Friday Coffee morning, now more than 30 years old, between 9.30am and 11.30am. All welcome.

Disco Zumba is held on Monday at 8.30pm and Thursday at 6.15pm and 7.15pm in the Town Hall, Silsden. Wear suitable clothes and take water. All abilities welcome just turn up on the night. Please visit the Silsden Disco Zumba Facebook page for details.

Donations of tinned and non-perishable foodstuffs will be gratefully received at our three churches, any Sunday morning, and at Silsden Methodists refreshment area, on Tuesday – Friday, 9.30-11.30am. Run by Churches Together in Silsden and supporting local foodbanks.

Silsden Library is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am and 4pm and then on Saturday from 9.30am-4pm. Phone 618155 for further details and special events. Call in for a browse of fiction, non-fiction, cds, dvds, audio books and free internet usage – if you haven’t tried the internet before there are free taster sessions. Take along some ID with a current address to be registered as a member.

A diary has been placed in Silsden Library for organisations to record the dates of any special events they are running. This is particularly relevant to coffee mornings in order to avoid a number of them being held on the same day. Just ask at the library desk and you will be given the diary to check dates and make your own entry.

Take One youth drama group meets every Wednesday night in the Gloucester Avenue community centre from 5.30-7pm. Meet and make friends while learning some great stage skills and get the chance to perform on stage. For more information, contact David Hardman on (01535) 657249 or go to the Facebook page of Silsden Community Productions.

Sunday church services: St James’ Church, 8.30am, traditional (Book of Common Prayer) communion service; 10.30am, parish communion with children’s workshop and creche.

Methodist Church, 10.30am, morning family worship; 6pm, evening service.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 11am, holy communion.

Shoppers’ service at the Methodist Church, 20 minutes on a Friday morning at 10.30am for all denominations.

1st Silsden is a thriving group based at St James’ Church in Silsden and meets Friday evenings. The group currently consists of Beavers, age six to eight, Cubs, age eight to ten, and Scouts, age ten to 14, each holding separate meetings alongside activity days and camps throughout the year. Call in for further details.

Slimming groups in Silsden include Slimming World on Tuesday with meetings at the Youth Centre at 9.30am and St James’ Church at 5pm and 7pm with Anne, contact 07935 417214 and Weight Watchers at the Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 6.30pm with Denise.

Seidokan karate groups run in the Town Hall on Monday and Wednesday for all ages between 6pm and 8pm – call in for more information or contact (0153) 656578. For the time being these are being held at the Youth Centre on Elliott Street.

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