The Bowling Club elements of Festival Day

Please be aware that any donation made at the bowling club on festival day will go to the Village Team.

If you wish to donate to the Heptobstall Festival to help us carry on bringing you top class entertainment in future years, please donate in buckets in Weaver’s Square, the Church Ruin, the pubs or at the Dog Show. We really appreciate your support!
Three throws for oneThe Heptonstall Villlage Teams’s first fundraiser is to invite you all to re-visit the election and buy 3 water bombs for a pound, Emma Hartley and the Calder High Students are manning this stand for the princely sum of now’t.

The stand was made for us for free, and signage company: ‘School Image’ provided all the graphics and promotional boards for us FOC. So all funds received will help to cover todays FREE activities

 

Flo BellamyFlo Bellamy photo booth is our second fundraiser. For £1.00 per person you can whizz into her booth, grab a prop and get a 30 second fast fire round of shots, before whizzing out the other side. Flo is working for now’t for us, but she will be offering to enhance your shots and get them printed on acrylic blocs, canvas etc. Your shots will be available to download for FREE after the event.

 

Festival Poster

Our third fundraiser is the pop up café in the bowling club. Here you can fill your platter from our ALL YOU CAN EAT Tapas Buffet or buy a children’s sandwich platter before settling down to watch the kids playing on the children’s stalls in the bowing club.

 

We will also be selling afternoon tea and cake, served in old fashioned miss- matched cups, saucers cups and saucers.

Once again Emma Hartley has arranged for some Calder High School Students to help us out, and all profits from this café will go directly to The Heptonstall Village Team, and the costs of putting the day on.

 

Christmas Lunch at the Social and Bowling Club: Thursday 18 December 2014

Christmas Lunch at the Social & Bowling Club: Thursday 18 December 2014

Thank you! Thanks to all for the generous support for our second Christmas Lunch! We had 65 guests, served by Village Team elves, and we sent over 15 meals to local houses.

The meal was cooked for us at no charge by Rik Jones, Head Chef at Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds, assisted by his partner Sarah Wilmot. The food was kindly supplied by Hebden and Poole veg suppliers and Sykes House Farm butchers, both based in Wetherby.

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The wonderful Heptonstall School Choir entertained the guests with beautifully sung Christmas carols as well as more up to date songs.

Village Team Coach Trip – 14 April – to Stephen H Smith’s Garden Centre at Otley

The Village Team is planning to have up to six trips this year.  We’ve been lucky enough to secure a large luxury coach which “kneels” to the kerb for easy access.

 

Our Spring Coach Trip is on Tuesday 14 April 2015 to Stephen H Smith’s Garden Centre at Otley, leaving Heptonstall at 11.30 am.

£10.00

The garden centre has a 300 seat restaurant, indoor and outdoor plant sales area, and an Edinburgh Wool Shop.

It’s all on one level, so fully accessible.

We can also loan out wheelchairs if booked with Jane in advance.

To book, ring Jane Hartmann 01422 846675.

 

Other dates for your diary:

19th May   Harewood House

8th July   Oswaldtwistle Mills

18th September   Harrogate Flower Show

Village Team Christmas Lunch 2014

Christmas Lunch 250We have 39 people already booked for this year’s community event, which will take place at The Social and Bowling Club on 18 December.

This is intended as a warm and welcoming Christmas event for anyone, and we will not discriminate against those who consider themselves too young to come along and join in!!

The big goal this year is to raise as much funding as we can to cover the cost of the day, and buy a really nice gift for all our guests.

Last year we sent home around 15 lunches for those who could not attend, and we know they were very much appreciated. This year we would like to do the same.

Our guests tell us, that they wish to get to know more of the newer inhabitants of Heptonstall and therefore they warmly invite you to join in, and come and have a Christmas lunch with us.

If you cannot attend, but would like to help us, we would be very grateful for your support, which could include…..

Making a donation:

  • See details on our website…
  • or leave a contribution with Tony at the Post Office or at May’s Shop.

Providing ingredients:

  • There is a shopping list in May’s and at the Post Office, just tick off the items you would like to supply

Helping with entertainment:

Volunteering in other ways:

  • Again there are lists with May’s and the Post Office

Heptonstall Village Team – Event Calendar

EVENT CALENDAR

Well, what a year!  Thanks to the amazing people of Heptonstall, we now have our own Village Team. Our main objective is to establish a varied, interesting and fun calendar of social events for our community elders.

So far, we have had:-

  • a wonderful Christmas lunch 2013;
  • a fabulous trip to Knaresborough, in September;
  • varied speakers and entertainment at the Social & Bowling Club;
  • lots of warm and welcoming lunches at The Cross Inn.

What’s Next?

Lunch dates at The Cross Inn – Wed 19th November & Wed 10th December, 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Terry, and his team at The Cross, love hosting us, and I have to say, these are really lovely easy going events.  Please let us know if you can attend, support us as a driver, or donate a raffle prize.

Fancy a trip to the panto? “Sleeping Beauty” at the Social & Bowling Club – Sat 29th November, 2:00 – 4:00pm (cost £3)

Oh no, we don’t Oh yes, we do….etc.  As usual, we will arrange transport, for those who need it.  We have spoken with the cast, who are delighted that some ‘old friends’ may be coming along to the Saturday Matinee.

Christmas Lunch at the Social & Bowling Club – Thurs 18 December, 12/ 12:30 pm

Can’t believe how quickly this year has gone! We are proposing a 3-course meal and surprise gift, for £10.  A lot of our guests do not want a ‘free lunch’, but would rather pay a fair price for a good deal.  We want to build in entertainment for this year too, but until we have organized that, we will be keeping mum!

As with any new group, we want more feedback, so we can develop and deliver ideas our community wants.  What we learned this year:-

  • lots of people have enjoyed meeting up with old friends they haven’t seen in a long time;
  • guests also seem to want to mix with the younger, and/or newer residents of Heptonstall, and share stories.

So, in conclusion……

  • We are suggesting this short Winter programme to allow us time to get more ideas for our 2015 calendar of events.
  • You can email or phone:     Jan Lymer – 01422 842979

With Kind Regards,

The Heptonstall Village Team                                                                    

Halloween Lunch at The Cross

Guy and Jan HallowenGuests at the Heptonstall Village Team lunch were surprised and a little taken aback when they were served by witches, skeletons, Draculas and other spooky creatures.

There were over 20 guests at this fun event. Anyone is welcome to come and join in the fun….. You won’t be discriminated against…. even if you think you are under age! Honest!

These events are lively, intelligent fun and aim to get the generations to mix up a bit. We often get old friends up from Mytholm Court and Mytholm Meadows as well as Elphin Court.

Our next 2 are :

Wed 19th November and Wed 10th December

The Village Team – Recent Event Updates

The Village Team -Lunch at The Cross – Wednesday 27 August 2014

Our fourth Lunch Club event went very well last week, one resident said it was a fantastic opportunity to meet up with friends she had not seen in a while, whilst another commented on the fabulous Steak and Ale pie and chips for £4.00. Bargain!

Terry asked us to remind the village that this deal is available to ALL (young and old alike) from 12.00 til 3pm. Every Wednesday.

IF IFNext date Wed 24th September.  Come along and join in, the food is good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Don’t forget!  …..It is only 2 weeks until our poetry morning. This will be more than just poems from ww1,  with 3 local published poets on hand to read from there works as well.

 

The Village Team -Lunch at The Cross – Wednesday 13 August 2014

IF‘Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere’ –  just some of the comments from our guests at this event.

The day was rounded off with the arrival of local resident and published poet Michael Crowley who came to talk through the next Poetry and Cake event organised by Eileen Barnes 87.

Pop it in your diary Sunday 7th of September 1.30 at the Bowling Club.

See fliers for details.

Many thanks to The Heptonstall Village Team for arranging transport to those who require it.

 

 

Cake and Conversation with the Shaggy Dog Storytellers – Sunday 10 August 2014

There were over 70 people present on the day… it was pouring with rain outside… but warm and welcoming in the Bowling Club as guests were entertained with songs and music from the Shaggy Dog Storytellers.  Nora 92…. stole the show with her wonderful voice and even more outrageous sense of humour.

Young and old (Paige 6 months,  Phyliss Walstow 100 and 2 weeks!) enjoyed the cake and sandwiches prepared by The Heptonstall Village Team,  and we all laughed at the wonderful tales told by the Shaggy Dog Storytellers.

This was one of a series of events designed to provide a varied, interesting and entertaining calender of social events for our elderly.  If you want to find out more, suggest ideas for us for the future, volunteer or help us with raffle prizes look at the team’s web pages.

Village Team Volunteers on sandwich duty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch Club at the Cross Inn – July 2014

 

 

Lunch Club at The Cross Inn – June 2014

 

 

Cake and Conversation – March 2014

 

 

Christmas Lunch – December 2013