District news: April 19-25

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This week’s district news, April 19-25:

DEWSBURY

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Last Monday’s annual auction might raised £125. Next week: Practical portraits. Contact: 01924 464165, 01924 491306 or visit www.dewsburyphoto.com/home.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - On Sunday nine members walked 13 miles, setting off from the Hole of Horcrum and taking in Bridestones and Blakey Topping. Cynthia O’Driscoll led the walk. Tomorrow: ‘Thorner and Bardsey’. This is a B walk. Please meet at the Link Road, Dewsbury, 9.30am. Maureen and Norman Dewhirst are the leaders. Sunday: ‘Pendle Hill’. This is a B-plus walk. Please meet at Wellington Road car park, Dewsbury, 8.30am. David Lodge is the leader.

DROP IN SERVICE - Monday: Rosewood Centre, Dewsbury and District Hospital, 10am-4pm. Contact: senior sister Julie Pagan or sister Carol Parker, 01924 512039.

DEWSBURY NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM - Meet officers to talk about issues in your area. Today: Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, 2pm-3.30pm. Thursday: Greenwood Centre, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, 2pm-4pm; Tesco Express, Leeds Road, 5pm-7pm.

DEWSBURY PROBUS CLUB - Last Thursday’s speaker was Barbara Findlaw who gave an illustrated presentation on Robin Hood’s Bay. A vote of thanks was given by past president Colin Spurr. At the next meeting on April 25 the speaker will be Len Gardner, whose talk is entitled My Life in Textiles.

FRENCH CAFE - Monday: Cloggs Cafe, Tithe Barn Street, 4pm-5pm, for coffee and friendly informal conversation in French at all levels. Contact: Elsie King, 01924 461328.

KIRKWOOD HOSPICE LOTTERY - The winners of the latest lottery are: first prize of £750 - 9311; second prize of £100 - 1994; third prize of £50 - 9666; and five prizes of £20 - 3484, 1748, 100116, 9416, 8525. To join the lottery, contact: 01484 557913.

THE NERVE CENTRE KIRKLEES - Supports people with neurological conditions and those who care for them. Wednesday: Stronger Together, The Options Centre, 10.30am-2pm. Sessions include activities, therapies, support, advice and information about the management of the condition. Contact: Stella or Richard, 01484 469853, Wednesdays or Fridays.

NORTH KIRKLEES AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP AND FRIENDS - The group organises regular activities for autistic and special-needs children, including siblings. Contact: Kath on 0777 253 4625 or Maggie on 0773 821 8784.

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OPTIONS CENTRE - Monday: Phab Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tuesday: Yoga, 10am; luncheon club, noon, £3.50, main course, dessert and tea or coffee. Thursday: Luncheon club, noon, £3.50, main course, dessert and tea or coffee; Phab Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Contact: Lesley, 01924 438239.

RNLI - The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has speakers available, often at very short notice. Contact Colin Senior on 01924 376455 or colin_senior@hotmail.com for adult presentations, or Anne Garside on 01924 271214 or apgarside@talktalk.net for educational presentations.

SPIRITUALIST CENTRE - Meets at 19 Wellington Road, Dewsbury. Tomorrow: Speaker, Norma Schofield. Sunday: Speaker, Christine Paciver. Monday: Healing, 7pm. Thursday: Open circle, 7.30pm.

VOLUNTEERING KIRKLEES - Thursday: Drop-in session, Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, 10am-1pm. Contact: 01484 518457.

BAPTIST CHURCH - Sunday’s services were led by Rev Brian Goodall. The Sunnyside Service and Prayer Evening took place on Wednesday. Sunday: All-age worship, junior church and adult sermon, theme: ‘Not ashamed of the gospel’, 10.45am, Evening service: visit of Mike Wadjner of Soldiers and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association, 6.30 pm.CARE Dewsbury, Monday and Thursday 10am to 12 noon; Tuesday: Ladies’ aerobics, 6.15pm.

ELIM CHURCH - Tonight: Fuse youth group (11-14), 6.30pm-8pm; Veracious youth group, meets outside church, 8.30pm-10pm. Tomorrow: The wedding of Nat and Richard from 10am-1.30pm pm. Sunday: Services, 10.30am and 6pm. Tuesday: Prayer meeting, 10.30am; Youth dance, 7.30pm. Wednesday: Prayer Station, 10am; Kid’s Club, 6pm; Men4God, 6.30pm. Thursday: Women4God pamper night, 7.30pm.

GOSPEL CHURCH - Last week the Missions Team from Charis Bible College Yorkshire returned from their Nepal, and on Sunday morning the CBC Director, Dominic Burns, spoke about the visit. A further report from the team will take place a week on Sunday. On Sunday evening last week the importance of church attendance was discussed. We focused on Romans 12, verses 1 and 2, and considered teaching therein about not being conformed to this world, but rather be transformed. Sunday: Services, 10am and 6.30pm.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS - Saturday May 4, Open House for church 160th anniversary including an exhibition of past times and the Church’s role in Society today, free family history and job interview training, 10am to 6pm.

LONGCAUSEWAY URC & METHODIST CHURCH - Friday: Mums and Toddlers, 10am; Sanctuary open, 10am-3pm. Saturday: Refreshments, 9.45am-11.45am; Sanctuary open, 10am-12noon. Sunday: Service conducted by Rev Alison Termie, 10.30am. Monday: Craft club, 10am. Wednesday: Sanctuary open, 10am-3.30pm; Refreshments, 12noon-3.30pm; Shoppers’ Service, 1pm; Pilots, 6.30pm. Saturday, April 27: Ladies’ Fellowship fundraising day, 9.45am-3.30pm.

MINSTER CHURCH - Sunday: Holy Communion, 10.30am; United Service with Churches Together, Dewsbury Baptist Church, 6.30pm. Every weekday morning: Prayer in the Paulinus Chapel, 9am. Wednesday: Holy Communion, noon; Bible Study, 7.30pm. Thursday: Bible study, 1.30pm. The Minster Church is open Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm. The Refectory is open 9.30am-2.30pm.

FLATTS

ASHWORTH TRA - Monday: Luncheon club, noon-1pm, £1.50. Tuesday: SureStart, 9.30am-11.30am. Wednesday: Coffee morning, 11am-noon, 50p plus raffle. Ashworth TRA Centre, Moorlands Road.

WESTTOWN

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT ART CLUB - Monday: St Paulinus Church Hall, Westtown, 6.45pm-8.45pm.

OVER 55S - Next meeting: Wednesday, Social dancing, St Paulinus Hall, 12.45pm-3.15pm.

THURSDAY FRIENDS GROUP - A group for people with dementia-type illnesses and their carers. Thursday: St Paulinus hall, noon-3pm. Contact: Cath or Ronnie Knowles, 01924 515619.

ST PAULINUS - Tomorrow: Vigil Mass, 6.30pm. Sunday: Mass, 9am and 11am. An access bus is available to take people to the 11am service, ring 0113 3481902.

BATLEY CARR

TRINITY CENTRE - Today: Aspirations and achievements group, ladies aerobics, 5.15pm-6.15pm. Monday: KFA Ladies keep fit for mature movers, wear something comfortable, 7.15pm-8.15pm. Tuesday: Luncheon club for over 60s, two course roast lunch for £3.50, noon, phone 01924 437331; Yorkshire Supreme Majorettes, three years and up, 6pm-8.30pm. Wednesday: Art and craft group, 1pm-3pm; social dancing, ballroom and sequence, 2pm-4pm, £2.50 including tea, coffee and biscuits. Thursday: Learn to dance, 1pm-8pm.

TRINITY CHURCH - Sunday: Holy Communion, music supplied by Hazel Crabb. 9.30am; Wakefield Cathedral - A service of Thanksgiving of the Wakefield-Mara Link, Preacher Bishop Hiliah, Bishop of Mara, 4pm; Wednesday: Bible study, 7.30pm. Saturday April 27: Holy Trinity Spring Fayre, 10am-3pm.

SAVILE TOWN

TALEEM TRAINING AND COMMUNITY CENTRE - A programme of activities and classes is available for the community. Sessions include ESOL English for beginners, Bismillah Carers’ Group and Taleem Youth Club. Monday-Friday: Privilege Home Care, Old Building Office, 9am-5pm. For full listings, phone 01924 325147.

T&CO DEMENTIA CAFE - Second Tuesday: Men’s group, Taleem Centre, Orchard Street, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Fourth Thursday: Women’s group, Taleem Centre, Orchard Street, 1.30pm-3.30pm.

THORNHILL

SENIOR CITIZENS - Tuesday: Lunch club, noon. Thursday: Coffee morning and fresh fruit and vegetables, SureStart Centre in Edge Lane, 10am-11.30am.

Social CLUB - Tomorrow and Tuesday: Modern sequence dancing, 7.30pm-10pm. Monday: Yoga, 7pm, contact Dawn on 01924 848008. Wednesday: Art class, 7.30pm.

SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday-Thursday: Cafe open, 10.30am-3pm. Monday: Yoga, 1.30pm-3pm; senior youth club, 6.30pm-8.30pm; under-12s training, 6pm-7.30pm. Tuesday: Under-eights training, 6.15pm-7.30pm; under-15s training, 6pm-7pm; under-16s, 6.30pm-7.30pm; under-17s rugby training, 6.30pm; open age training, 7pm-8pm; Zumba, 8.30pm-9.30pm. Wednesday: Under-10s training, 6.15pm-7.30pm; under-12s, 6pm-7.30pm; slimming club, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Thursday: Junior youth club, 4.30pm-6pm; under-8s, 9s and 10s training, 6.15pm-7.30pm; under-15s training, 6pm-7pm; under-16s training, 6.30pm-7.30pm; under-17s rugby training, 6.30pm; open age training, 7pm-8pm; slimming club, 6.30pm-8pm. Contact: 01924 468147.

TENNIS CLUB - Social tennis: Tomorrow afternoon, Sunday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Junior coaching: Tomorrow morning, The Combs, Thornhill. Contact: Chairman Wade Hyde, 01924 462888.

WOMEN’S TWINNING PROJECT - Tuesday: Exercise, sport and fitness activities, Thornhill Community Science College, Valley Drive, 1.30pm.

METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday: The Rev Judith Satchell will conduct the service, 10.45am. The church AGM will be held after the service.

PARISH CHURCH - Tomorrow: A talk by Trevor Nicholson, head gardener at Harewood House, 7.30pm. Sunday: Holy Communion, 8am; Parish Communion, followed by AGM, 9.30am; Baptism, 2.30pm. Wednesday: Holy Communion, 10am; Church open, 10.30am-2pm; Cafe open, 11.15am-1.15pm; Confidence building course, 6.30pm; Bell ringing, 7.30pm.

THORNHILL LEES

COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday: Numeracy course, 9am-11.45am; English, 1pm-3pm. Tuesday: Art class, 1pm-3pm; slimming club, 7pm-9pm; senior youth club, 13-19 years, 6pm-8pm. Wednesday: Baby Bistro, 10.30am-noon; English, 12.30pm-3pm; baby weigh clinic with health visitor, 1pm-3pm; karate, 6pm-8pm; junior youth club, 8-12 years, 6pm-8pm. Thursday: Kiddies’ Korner, 1pm-3pm; ESOL, 1pm-3.30pm.

OVER 50S - Monday and Wednesday: Bingo, Village Hall and Social Centre, Lees Hall Road, 1.30pm-3.45pm.

VILLAGE HALL AND SOCIAL CENTRE - Scouts and Cubs, 6.30pm. Wednesday: Fifth Dewsbury Brownies, 6.30pm. Thursday: Sing along with hoot harmony singing, no experience needed, 10.30am-12.30pm; bingo, 2.30pm. Day trip to Southport on Tuesday July 30th, pick-up points Thornhill lees, Dewsbury and Batley, £11. Ring 439525 to book.

HOLY INNOCENTS - Sunday: Mass, 10am. No midweek service.

WHITLEY

PARISH CHURCH - Tomorrow: Church open, 10am-4pm. Sunday: Parish Communion, 11.15am. Thursday: Pebble prayers, 10am; Church open, 10am-4pm.

BRIESTFIELD

HISTORY GROUP - The group is appealing for old photos, documents and stories about the village. Contact John Lyte on 01924 848893.

RAVENSTHORPE

COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday and Thursday: Youth group, eight-12 years, arts, crafts, drama and games, 6pm-7.15pm, 20p. Tuesday: The Dewsburyites youth theatre group for all ages, putting on plays and musical shows, 7pm-8.45pm, £2.

FRIENDLY CLUB - An over 50s group which meets for refreshments, chat, gentle chair exercises, quizzes, speakers and outings. Tuesday: Ravensthorpe Community Centre, Garden Street, 10am-noon.

WOMEN FIRST - A self-help group for women over 18 who suffer from depression, low confidence or anxiety or who simply want to get involved in new activities and meet new friends. Monday: Yoga, 1.15pm-2.30pm. Thursday: Exercise and toning session, 10am-11am. Sessions £1.50. Contact Sughara, 0794 339 9488, or call in to the Addas Centre, 652 Huddersfield Road.

ST SAVIOUR’S CHURCH - Sunday April 28: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Last Sunday, the service was led by the Rev Mark Robinson and the organist was Rodney Green. Tomorrow: Coffee and scones, cakes, bric-a-brac and book stalls, Longcauseway United Reformed Church, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sunday: Service led by Mary Broomhead, 10am. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the Minister, 10am-11.30am.

DEWSBURY MOOR

DEWSBURY PARENTS 4 ACTION - Monday: Balance and Co-ordination 4 Tots taster sessions, Westmoor Community Sports Hall, Church Lane, 4pm-5pm.

OVER 50S CLUB - The group meets on Tuesdays for light exercise, line dancing, bingo and trips, membership 50p per week, Dewsbury Moor RLFC Heckmondwike Road, 2pm-4pm. Contact: Florence Smith, 01924 501457.

SCHOOLCROFT TRA - Tuesday: Drop in to report repairs, order new bins or have a chat, 1pm-4pm; meet the estate manager, 2pm-3pm. Contact: Kath, 07768 896870.

ST JOHN’S PRE-SCHOOL - Meets at the old library, 125 Heckmondwike Road. Monday-Friday: 9am-noon, 12.30pm-3.30pm, all day places available, children aged 2+. Contact: Lorraine, 07952049307 or 01924 407987

ST JOHN’S CHURCH - Sunday: Morning worship with Baptism, 10.30am; team service of evening worship, 6.30pm. Tuesday: Butterflies, coffee morning for adults and children under five, activities, crafts, singing and stories, 9.30am-11.30am. Wednesday: Holy Communion, Dewsbury Minster, noon; Bible study, Trinity Church, Batley Carr, 7.30pm. For details of regular activities including Rainbows and Brownies, contact: The Rev Kathy Robertson, 01924 438302 or kathy@drobertson99.wanadoo.co.uk.

WESTBOROUGH

16TH DEWSBURY SCOUT GROUP - All Scout sections meet in the schoolroom in Westborough Methodist Church, Green Lane. Tuesday: Beavers, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Wednesday: Cubs, 6.30pm-8pm; Scouts, 7.30pm-9pm. Any adults interested in helping, contact: D Firth, 01924 411421.

METHODIST CHURCH - Today: Brownies and Rainbows, 6pm; Guides, 7.15pm. Sunday: Service, 10.30am. Monday: Kids club, 6.30pm. Tuesday: Fellowship, 2pm; Beavers, 6.15pm; hobbies and crafts, 7.30pm. Wednesday: Cubs, 6.30pm; Scouts, 7.30pm. Thursday: Purls of Wisdom, craft, coffee and chat, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Friday April 5: Coffee morning, 10am-noon. Tuesday April 9: Soup lunch, 12.30pm. Contact: 01924 463308.

EARLSHEATON

AGE CONCERN 50 PLUS - The group met last Thursday for games, a raffle and refreshments at the sea cadets hall. Next meeting: Thursday, social afternoon and meal, Ossett Community Centre, 2pm-4pm.

MONDAY CLUB - Next meeting: Monday, Earlsheaton CWMC, Commercial Street, 1.30pm.

OVER 60s - Next meeting: Tuesday, refreshments, bingo and raffle prizes, sea cadets hall, New Street, 2pm-4pm.

SEA CADETS - Meets at cadets building, New Street. Tonight: Senior cadets, 12-18 years, 6.45pm-9.10pm. Tuesday: Junior cadets, 10-12 years, 6.45pm-9.10pm; senior cadets, 12-18 years, 6.45pm-9.10pm. More adult volunteers are needed. Contact: Commanding officer Chris Linley, 01924 469586, or Christine Kane, 01924 462796.

ST PETER’S - On Sunday morning worship was led by the Rev A Pollard. Prayers by J Braime. Readings by V Kyle and R Pollard. Visits to York House were held at 2pm on Wednesday. Bible study was held at 1pm on Thursday. Today: Coffee morning, 10am-11.30am. Sunday: Holy Communion, 11am.

HANGING HEATON

ST PAUL’S - Sunday: Holy Communion, 10am. Monday: Monday club, 1.30pm. Wednesday: PCC meeting, 7.30pm. Thursday: Holy Communion, 9.30am.

SHAW CROSS

MOUNT TABOR - Vicki Miller was the speaker at last Sunday’s family service. Tonight: Ladies night, 7.30pm. Sunday: Preparation and prayer, 10am; family service including Communion, guest speaker Edwin Holland, 11am. Friday April 27: Connexions luncheon club, noon for 12.30pm.