Our main monthly meetings are always held on the third Thursday of the month at Sowood Community Centre.
Each month the “Helpful Babes” arrive at 6:00pm to help set up the centre for our meetings and then pack away afterwards. All members will be part of this group over the year, there are a variety of tasks to suit all physical abilities.
Tea, coffee, cordial and cake or savoury snacks will be available during the social time of our meetings. Each month, the nominated members provide the food under the guidance of our “kitchen crew” who are identifiable by their green aprons. Refreshments can either be home made or shop bought, and sometimes support the theme of the speaker. Assistance with clearing and washing up are always appreciated.
DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS MANY MEETINGS ARE TAKING PLACE VIRTUALLY AND THE 2021 PROGRAMME IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Sowood Community Centre,
Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts between 7:00 and 7:15
Parking is at a premium, so please car share where possible.
Our Annual meeting, a review of the year and sharing of plans for 2021
Women's health is the topic of conversation with Consultant urological surgeon, Louise Olson.
Sarah Kelly tells us about her fundraising trip to the Arctic
Gaynor Tilby from Hearing dogs for the deaf tells us about the work of this charity
Nigel Durkan from the Weaver's Factory in Upper Mill will tell us about the origins and ethos of the Gallery.
Mothers Ruin - with Mildred Freeman, The Lady Historian we will discover the wonderful and downright naughty history of glorious gin. Starting in the early 1100s and traveling through to our modern gin revolution Mildred will regale us with tales of bravery, plague, royalty, law, fuddled Georgians and intoxicated sailors!
Our Speaker for August is Carol Heptonstall of Hypnotherapy & Mindful Solutions which is based at the Pukacz Practice in Elland.
Carol is a Hypnotherapy Practitioner; Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming; Relaxation, Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor; Mindful Resilience & Well-being at Work Coach and Mental Health First Aider .
Karen Wright tells us about her experiences in the fabulous Bake Off Tent
Our 6th Birthday and we'll be marking the occasion by welcoming the Landbubbers to get the celebrations off with a tune or two.
Calder Valley Search and Rescue talk to us about the work they carry out alongside the emergency services. Hopefully we will be able to meet some of their rescue dogs.
Shake your baubles and round off the year with our fabulous Christmas Party