Paint a Pot at Northowram Children’s Centre Hub this Half Term

There are still places available for this fabulous FREE Event at Northowram and Shelf Hub Children’s Centre Hub on Tuesday 19 February, 10:00am-12:00pm. To reserve a place please phone Creations Childrens Centre on 01422 434006.

 

Great News from the Phoenix Shed

Thanks to kind donations, The Phoenix Shed now has sufficient wood carving and wood turning tools to be able to offer more older men (over 55s) the chance to take up either, or both, wood turning and wood carving.

Sticky George (of Ogden fame) runs walking stick making and wood carving on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Several members are now doing wood turning and one member has made two lovely wood carving mallets for the Shed.

If you, or someone you know, would like to come along and try out walking stick making, wood carving, or wood turning, please ring Chris Freeman 07930 207537 to book a place. Price is £2.00 per session for members and £5 for non members. Membership is just £20 per year.

They are a really friendly bunch and we can assure everyone that they will receive a warm and hearty welcome.

Eureka! Lates – British Science Week 2019

 

On Thursday 7 March, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Eureka! will be holding an event to kick off British Science Week 2019 by being wowed, intrigued, and quite possibly set on fire.

Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only evenings with demos, shows, mexican food and a BAR! All in our interactive museum, with no kids hogging the exhibits…

Light Fantastic
Don’t miss the new 20 minute show to experience lighting cackle and see sound waves set alight with flames.

Science Demos
Get involved in some truly amazing experiments including holding fire in your hands with our specialist Enablers.

Light Painting
Have a go at long exposure photography and make your own light painting.

Special guests Noisy Toys
The folk from Noisy Toys will be in the museum with their Audio Assault Buggy. Take part in the cutting edge of experimental sonic research with the Nose Test, the Bass Buzz, the Goop Test and more.

Science Experts
There will be some top brainy Academics on hand from Leeds University to talk about science ‘n’ stuff. Get your thinking caps on!

This brilliant evening will also offer a chance to check out Patternarium, a brand new exhibition in the Spark gallery created by the talented bods from IOU Theatre.

Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only evenings set in a fun, interactive museum, oh – and remember – there’s a bar…

Roll up for an adults-only evening of tasks, trails, fun and food.

Free car parking included

Tickets are just £10 and only a limited number are available! Book now at Eventbrite.

Hair Styling Workshop at Holmfield Mill

There will be a Hair Styling Workshop at Holmfield Mill, Holdsworth Road, Holmfield HX3 6SN over 4 weeks starting Tuesday 5 March, 12:30pm-2:30pm.

A 4 week adult only course (limited crèche available) where you will learn how to use hair products correctly, learn different plaiting techniques and how to put hair up into different styles for weddings or other special occasions.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Paediatric First Aid Course at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre

There will be a Paediatric First Aid Course at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre over 4 weeks starting Monday 4 March, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

4 weeks learning will lead to a Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid, learners will gain the knowledge in dealing with first aid situations for example choking, CPR and shock.  Learners must attend the full 12 hours to gain the accreditation.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

FREE Cycle Maintenance Training

CityConnect is offering free cycle maintenance courses on Saturday 23 February and Saturday 9 March, 10:00am-4:00pm at the OSCA Site, Forest Cottage Community Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD. The course includes,

  • Safety check, clean & lubricate
  • Wheel, tyre & Tube removal, mending punctures
  • Brake adjust cables & blocks
  • Gear adjustment

Bring your own bike or bikes will be available. The course is catering for an age group 16 or above.

Just turn up on the day or more information ring 01274 753556 or visit www.cyclecityconnect.co.uk/maintenance-training .

Cllr Groves, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority, said: “To date, more than 1,200 people have benefitted from our cycle training. Whether you cycle every day or whether you haven’t been on a bike in years, our free maintenance sessions will give you the skills to carry out basic checks and repairs, as well as the confidence to tackle roadside issues, such as fixing a puncture.
“We know encouraging more of us to travel by bike or on foot not only boosts people’s health and saves individuals money, it also brings wider environmental and economic benefits, which is why we want to make cycling and walking a natural choice for short, everyday journeys across West Yorkshire.”

Cllr Bryan Smith, OSCA Foundation Community Sports Hub Board Member and Ward Member for Ovenden, said: “OSCA Foundation Community Sports Hub is delighted to continue its partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide free maintenance, basic bike checks and repairs at our community sports hub along Cousin Lane, Ovenden.
“Making cycling and walking the natural choice for short, everyday journeys around North Halifax to boost health and wellbeing is part of the five year development plan to start local community cycling and walking clubs meeting at the community sports hub.’’

Through the CityConnect programme and in partnership with others, the Combined Authority is not only building new cycling and walking routes and improving existing infrastructure, it also offers a range of free services, including free adult cycle training, online challenges and support for businesses.

Have Your Say! Ovenden Ward Forum – 26 March 2019

Come along to the Ovenden Ward Forum and have your say on what matters to you.

On Tuesday 26 March 2019 at Moorside Community Primary School (new building), Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AP.

Refreshments and signing in from 6:00pm. Meeting starts at 6:15pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Local ward updates
  • Police updates