The Beechwood Big Picnic 2019 – a great big fun day for all the family

event header A4Pack your bucket and spade because the Beechwood Big Picnic is back!

Saturday 7 September, 12 noon –  4pm, Beechwood Park, Holmfield.

Lots of free activities for children, young people and grown-ups.

Traditional seaside attractions including a real beach, deckchairs and children’s entertainment. Bring your own picnic or choose from various food stalls.

  • Dog Show Competition and Family Fun Run.
  • Tug-of-War, Egg and Spoon, Knobbly Knees, Hook-a-duck.
  • Have-a-go Pilates, Mountain Biking, Football, Rugby skills, Tai-Chi, Petanque, Croquet.
  • Mad-Hatter’s Tea Party and DadsRUs in the Stocks!
  • Phoenix Shed woodwork displays, Bowling Club demo
  • Fire Engine and West Yorkshire Police.
  • Community stalls and entertainment from Threeways Gymnastics, the Magpie Movers, Phoenix Radio.

FREE entry.

Limited parking will be available at Trinity Academy Halifax, HX2 9TZ

Dogs welcome but please keep on a lead.

Event contact: 0300 555 0266

Board not Bored at Mixenden Library

board-not-bored-e1562766082362.jpgDo you love playing board games?

Why not come along to the Mixenden Library Board Games Club!

We have lots of new, exciting and unusual games recommended for ages 8 -14 years.

It’s completely FREE!

Mixenden Library

  • Monday 22nd and 29th July
  • Monday 5th and 19th August

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm

For more information, please contact Gillian Rice from Discover at Calderdale Libraries Service on 01422 392638

 

 

Aloha from Moorside – school fair this afternoon!

Friday 5 July 2019 at Moorside Community Primary School from 3.15pm (straight after school)

Featuring: DADS R US BBQ, Tombolas, Hook-a-duck, Face painting, Snacks, cakes and drinks

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Over 50’s Luncheon Club – Dates July to September 2019

The Halifax and District Irish Society organise the “Over 50’s Luncheon Club” which takes place at The Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, Halifax. Meetings are usually held every 2 weeks but keep an eye out for the entertainment listings to confirm this.

The Luncheon Club usually operates from 12 noon to about 3pm. (Open from 11.15am).

Live entertainment, dancing, free door entry ticket raffle, main raffle, bingo, domino card and full buffet meal; all this for only £5.00 per member.

All members are issued with a membership card. There is no annual subscription. Members are advised to have this card with them when attending any Luncheon Club meeting. Any lost cards will be replaced without charge.

Dated and numbered tickets are provided and entered into separate free door entry ticket raffle for a £10.00 prize.

Members are asked to advise the committee if bringing a guest. Guests will also pay a charge of £5.00 but they are not entered into the free door entry ticket raffle.

 

Below are the listings for July to September 2019;

  • Thursday 4 July – Dermot Doyle
  • Saturday 13 July – Entertainment with the duets (Dance Social 8:00pm-Late).
  • Thursday 18 July – Sally Glennon
  • Thursday 1 August – Pat Jordan
  • Thursday 22 August – Nicky James

For further information contact Maurice Kidney email: maurice.kidney@sky.com or call 01422 343483.

 

The Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Victoria Theatre

The Tiger Who Came To Tea will be showing at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax from Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July 2019.

This is a musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr.

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show,The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour to the Victoria Theatre Halifax, celebrating over 10 years on stage!

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show at the Victoria Theatre; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).

Suitable for children aged 3+.

Watch the trailer at TigersTeaLive.com

Dates for the shows are;

Friday 19 July 2019, 1:30 pm
Saturday 20 July 2019, 11:00 am
Saturday 20 July 2019, 2:00 pm
Sunday 21 July 2019, 11:00 am
Sunday 21 July 2019, 2:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/book?show=32401 or by calling the Box Office on 01422 351158.

Next Daisy Chain Cafe at Blackburn House – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Just to remind you that the next Daisy Chain Café will be held on Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Blackburn House, Nursery Lane (NOT the usual place at Halifax Rugby Union Club).

On Wednesday, 14 August they will be back in their usual room at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8AR from 1 – 3 pm.

Working Towards a Dementia
Friendly North Halifax

For  more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266.

Daisy Chain Café is a new community run, monthly meeting place in Ovenden run by volunteers and partners from the North Halifax Staying Well Steering Group who are working towards a Dementia Friendly North Halifax.

Funded by the ‘North Halifax Community Fund’ Daisy Chain Café is open to anybody especially people and living with or affected by dementia. The mission of the cafe is to provide friendship, support, activities and cake!

 

 

Grand Opening of New Caremark Office

After spending many years looking after his grandparents who both suffered a stroke, Arshad Farid has launched in-home care company, Caremark Calderdale, The Clock Tower, Shaw Lodge Mills, Shaw Lane, Halifax, HX3 9ET. The compassionate businessman has aspirations to tackle the growing need of quality care and social isolation that is prevalent in the region. He is looking forward to bringing employment and great quality care to people living in Calderdale.

“The thing that sets us apart from other providers in the area is that we are challenging the current model for delivering care. We’re putting a brand-new system in place to meet the varying needs of our clients. Our aim is to be the carer of choice for the people of Calderdale, inspiring elderly and vulnerable members of the community to live independently, for as long as they possibly can.”

On 17th June, Arshad – known as Ash – invited the Mayor to his office for the business’ official grand opening. The buzz of the day generated much attention with members of the public and Caremark’s team enjoyed meeting some of the people they would be caring for in the coming weeks and months.

The 34-year-old has spent most of his career working in financial services until, in recent years, he opened an indoor football centre to promote sports and exercise to the local community. It was during this time that Ash became a carer for his grandparents after they both, unfortunately, suffered a stroke, deciding to sell his football centre and launch an alternative community-minded enterprise instead.

“Taking care of my grandparents was the only right thing to do, I didn’t think anything of it. It was when my friends mentioned that I was a ‘carer’ that it prompted me to start thinking about bringing a new service to the community. I wanted to make a real difference and Caremark’s proven quality of care can do just that. The people of Calderdale were so welcoming of my previous business, that I believe they will do the same for this one.”

At the end of May, Ash and his newly appointed Care Manager, Vicky Burrows, received registration from the Care Quality Commission. Caremark Calderdale, based at the Clock Tower on Shaw Lane, has already enlisted the help of local care workers, to satisfy the demand for their growing list of clients. Alongside, Vicky – who comes with 13 years or experience in the care industry – Ash is looking to bring employment to a team of office staff and care workers over the coming months.

As well as overseeing operations, Ash is keen to start fundraising in the area. As part of the official opening celebrations, the team raised over £100 for The Alzheimer’s Society annual Cupcake Day to raise awareness and help make a difference to more lives.