2010 Events List

Big in 2010
Notable events this year.

Andrew continuesPCFC 2006The Special ServiceFleapit

January Back Intro Page - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Fri 1st to 6th Charity Christmas Lights. Westfield Ave., Thurlstone. Private fund-raising for 'Help for Heroes'
Sun 3rd New Year Equestrian Show, Legup Equestrian, Myrefield, Millhouse. Event postponed to 31st due to bad weather. (website)
Mon 11th Penistone Parish Plan - Community Centre but postponed until 5th March because of bad weather. (website)
Sun 17th Quiz Night - 9pm, British Legion. A straggler from the Christmas season.
Thurs 21st Crazy Crow - The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Irish bagpipes, guitar, fiddle and flute in the group. Bejaysus.
Sat 23rd Penistone FM Open Day - Visitors in the studio during Colin Geldard's programme.
Sat 23rd Peter Coe, 'One Man Folk Festival' - Birdsedge Village Hall. Let's hope they can afford the rest of the band next time. (website)
Sat 23rd Robbie Burns Evening and Ceilidh. - White Heart. Scottish themed nosh with freshly caught haggis. Ceilidh disco.
Sun 24th Burns Night Nosh - Dog and Partridge, Bordhill. Haggis piped in and Rabbie Burns poems orated by Philip Henderson. (website)
Thurs 28th -
Sat 6th Feb
'Puss in Boots' by Penistone Theatre Group. Paramount. Email: penistonetheatregroup@hotmail.com. The Barnsley Chronicle said it was very good.
Weds 27th Poetry Fireside Hour - 9pm, The Monkey (formerly 'Eastfield Inn'), Thurgoland. Complementary home-made soup and toast. Participation encouraged by arrangement. Last Weds every month. (website).
Fri 29th 1940s Blitz Dance - 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Penistone Community Centre. Pie and peas inc. Sing-along, Live music, bring a bottle, optional 1940s dress. by Penistone Centre Stage Musicals.
Sat 30th Coffee Morning - 11.30am, St. Andrew's. Fund-Raiser for the Haiti disaster. (Official DEC website)
Sun 31st New Year Equestrian Show. Bromley Farm, Wortley. Postponed from 3rd Jan. By Legup Equestrian, Myrefield, Millhouse. (website)
Sun 31st Quiz Night - 9pm, British Legion.

Rick DaCostaThurlstone Brass Band 2005Mayor's Quiz

February Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Fri 5th American Wrestling - Picturedrome, Holmfirth. Sweaty men in tight cozzies. (Picturedrome website, Wrestling website)
Sat 6th Penistone FM Outside Broadcast - 9am to 1pm, Hoylandswaine Village Hall.
Fri 12th Tea Dance - 11.30am to 2pm, Birdsedge Village Hall. £1 entry. Cream teas and sarnies. All welcome regardless of ability. (website)
Sat 13th Saint Valentine's Ball - 7pm, White Heart. Pink Fizz Cocktail Reception, three course meal, disco till Late. (website)
Sat 13th Penistone FM Outside Broadcast - 9am to 1pm, Bolsterstone Village Hall. Have a chat with PFm presenters.
Sun 14th Saint Valentine's Quiz Night - 9pm, British Legion.
Tues 16th Public Meeting - 10am, New Fire Station. From 'Partners & Communities Together'.
Thurs 18th Frillies History - 2pm, about 45mins. Penistone Library. Free entry. Informal historical talk about ladies' underwear, by Cherry Hunter. Yes, really!
Sat 20th Penistone FM Outside Broadcast - 9am to 1pm, Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone Cafe. (PH website)
Sun 21st Royal Marines Benevolent Fund - 4pm, Penistone Church. Sgt Major Steve Marks accepted a cheque on behalf of the RMBF for money raised through the 'Art at the Altar' event in November 2009. (Hen's Teeth website)
Mon 22nd to
7th March
Fairtrade Fortnight - Annual event with lots of family fun activities and free chocolate give-aways on Market Day. (website)
Thurs 25th Jumble Sale - For Haiti. This was moved to March 18th. See below.
Sat 27th Harvey Andrews (popular singer-songwriter) - Birdsedge Village Hall. Tickets £8. (website)
Sat 27th Penistone FM Outside Broadcast - 9am to 1pm, Cawthorne Village Hall.
Sun 28th Quiz Night - 9pm, British Legion.

Tuby's funfairMozambique dancers

March Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Mon 1st to 7th Pie Week - Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. 'All day, every day' - and in Lent too. Shame on whoever ate all the pies.
Fri 5th Lee Lard's Peter Kay tribute - 7pm, White Heart. Phoenix Nights special, with garlic bread (?) and chicken Kiev (website)
Fri 5th Penistone Parish Plan - 4pm to 8pm, Community Centre. (Town Council website)
Sat 6th Penistone FM Outside Broadcast - 9am to 1pm, Thurgoland.
Sat 6th Family Fun Event - 10am to 12.30pm, Spring Vale Gardens, next to the dumpit site. Take the fresh air. Free entry.
Weds 10th The Academy Singers - 7.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. Tickets £5 at the door. Refreshments.
Fri 12th 'Call My Bluff' Wine Tasting Evening - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Penistone Fair Trade with Jeremy Cutts. (website)
Sat 13th Craft Fair - 10.30am to 3.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Organised by the Horse & Jockey. (website)
Tues 16th Public Meeting - 10am, New Fire Station. By 'Partners & Communities Together', which is not a wife-swapping club. Honest.
Weds 17th Saint Patrick's Day - We can all be Irish for St. Paddy's Day. Buy me a guinness. To be sure an all, bejaysus.
Weds 17th Saint Patrick's Night Ceilidh - 8.00pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Irish ceilidh from 8pm, pie & peas. Tickets £6.50. (website)
Weds 17th Saint Patrick's Celebration with Alan Turner - 9pm, British Legion. Alan is ex-X-Factor. (website)
Thurs 18th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Organised by St. Mary's RC Church. In aid of Haiti. (Official DEC website)
Sat 20th Saint Patrick's Day Celebration - 10am, Gosling Moor Farm, Wortley. Lots of family fun. For the retired greyhounds fund. (website)
Sat 20th 'The Dizzy Club' (Jazz) - 8.30pm, The Rag (aka Fountain Inn), Ingbirchworth. Tickets £9.50.
Sat 20th 31st Annual Celebrity Concert - 7.15pm, Paramount. Millhouse Green MVC and Hepworth Cookson Homes Band.
Sat 20th Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, Hoylandswaine Sports Club. Cakes, bring & buy, bric-a-brac, tombola, toys, raffle, jewellery, fun, etc. Organised by Penistone & District Committee.
Sat 21st Mad Agnes (US close harmony trio) - 7pm, starts 7.30pm. Birdsedge Village Hall. Tickets £8. (website)
Tues 23rd
to Sat 27th
'When the Lights Go On Again' by Penistone Centre Stage Musicals - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount. A new production by Roy Sault. A story of family life set in wartime Penistone, culminating in a VE - VJ day party.
Weds 24th 'Pictures with Altitude' - 8.15pm, Community Centre. A photographic evening by Penistone Camera Club with Robert Falconer. Based on his trek to Everest base camp. Refreshments. (website)
Fri 26th The Muldoons - 8pm, Silkstone Lodge. Proceeds to Barnsley Hospice. In memory of Christine Poulson.
Fri 26th Dolly Parton tribute act - 7pm, White Heart. Performed in Las Vegas. Embrace Dolly's greatest hits. (website)
Sat 27th Antique & Collectors' Fair - 10am to 4pm, Comm. Centre. 50p Entry. Refreshments. For Green Moor Sports Club.
Sat 27th Public Forum on Birdsedge Wind Turbines - Noon to 4pm, Birdsedge Village Hall. (BOLT action group website, email)
Sat 27th Charity Auction - 7.30pm, Crane Moor WMC. In aid of Northern General Hospital Burns Unit.
Weds 31st Spring Grand Auction and Surplus Sale - Pie Hall, Denby Dale. Ham radio and computing. DD Ham Radio Club. (website)
Weds 31st Penistone Spring Band Festival - 4pm (junior concert) and 7.30pm (mostly seniors), Paramount. (Para website)

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April Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Thurs 1st Climate Change and the Environment - St. Andrew's. Friends of the Earth debate with local politicians. (issues page) (website)
Thurs 1st to
Mon 5th
'Spring Chickens' Art Exhibition - 10am to 5pm, Wentworth Castle Gardens. An exhibition and sale of work by artists and craftspeople from Penistone and District, with 20% of sales for restoring Wentworth Castle Gardens. (website)
Sat 3rd Easter Sunday Event - Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. Egg hunt, Kids' Colouring Comp, Kids' Karaoke, Easter Bonnets. (website)
Sat 3rd Neil Diamond Tribute - Horse & Jockey, Roper Ln, Thurgoland.
Sun 4th Quiz Night - 9pm, British Legion. Last one of the season, to return in September. Non-members must be signed in.
Mon 12th Come and Sing Messiah - Cawthorne Parish Church. Sheffield Bach Choir sing Handel's "Messiah". (Choir website)
Tues 13th Public Meeting (Police reports) - 10am, New Fire Station. (website) Tel. 766387.
Thurs 15th
to Mon 19th
Tuby's funfair - Showground. Thurs, Fri and Monday, not Sunday. Family fun from ducks to dodgems. (website)
Fri 23rd Saint George's Day. England’s equivalent to Saint Patrick's Day but without Guinness to lubricate it.
Sat 24th Charity Bonanza - 10am to 2pm. Community Centre. Goodies at the table-top sale. 30p Entry. Refreshments available.
Sat 24th Penistone Church Community Project - 6.30pm, Penistone Church. Talk by Prof. David Hey, an eminent historian and author of books concerning our area. Supporting the historic value of Penistone Church as the centre of the community.
Sat 24th Bolsterstone MVC & Karla Ladies' Choir in Concert - 7.30pm, Paramount. £7 entry. (website)
Sun 25th Colin Geldard (of Penistone FM) ran Sheffield Half-marathon - with a personal best of 1hr, 59m and 10sec.
Mon 26th Penistone Town Assembly - 7pm, Community Centre. Penistone Town Council reports and accounts. (website)
Mon 26th Jazz Train (and beers) - Hudds to Sheffield train with The Train Gang. (website)

Film ProjectorSpitfire at the ShowPoppo

May Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Sat 1st Love Music Hate Racism, Music Festival - 4pm to 10pm, County Way Car Park, Barnsley. £8 entry. UB40 (a no-show), Chipmunk, Reverend & the Makers, Blackout and more. Also, Festival Fringe with over 40 bands. (website)
Sat 1st &
Sun 2nd
Mild, Cider & Perry Annual Festival - The Rat & Ratchet, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield HD1 3EB. Barbecue Sat. noon to 3pm. Twenty real mild ales and more . Hudds CAMRA pub of the year 2006, 2010. (website)
Sun 2nd Spa Sunday - Take Gunthwaite Spa's medicinal waters in this timeless tradition. First Sunday of May. (photo)
Sun 2nd Maddy Prior - Birdsedge Village hall, £12 tickets. (website)
Mon 3rd Mountain & Cave Rescue Day - Langsett Barn, A616. Rescue awareness, family activities, fun. Free parking.
Mon 3rd Mayday Gala - 2pm, Hoylandswaine Sports Ground. Maypole, Craft stall, Games,Tug-o-war, Deepcar Brass Band, Penistone FM, Barbecue, Fun. (website)
Thurs 6th Election Day - Parliamentary and Local Elections in the UK. (See the election results page)
Fri 7th Pig Race Night - 7pm, Silkstone Lodge. £5, inc. hot roast pork (presumably from the loser) or roast beef sandwich.
Sat 8th Winscar Reservoir Open Day - Noon to 4pm. Dunford Bridge. Free entry. Have a go at sailing but don't capsize the boat like I did. Refreshments, toilets and changing facilities. (website)
Sat 8th Pen Ladies' Choir & Pen School Children's Choir (& Guests) - 7.30pm, Spring Vale Church. £5 inc. refreshments.
Fri 14th Parish Plan Consultation Event - Community Centre. Penistone Town Council is looking for ideas and suggestions from the public towards the formulation of a Town Plan. Refreshments and free raffle. (website)
Sat 15th Penistone West Rolling Roadshow - 10am Langsett Barn; 11.30am Thurlstone Primary School; 1pm Ingbirchworth Chapel. Meet councillors and yet another evanescent 'partnership'; 'South West Area Partnership Team'. (website)
Sat 15th Velvet Burlesque Vaudeville Cabaret - 8pm, Paramount. £17.50 entry. (website)
Mon 17th Jazz Train (and beers) - Hudds to Sheffield train, departs Penistone 7.49pm, reappears at Penistone 9.25pm. With The Train Gang. Don't bring your own beer, they want the bar to make some profit. (website)
Mon 17th Sue Cunningham (a rare Medium) - Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. She knew you were coming. (H&J website, Medium's website)
Tues 18th Penistone Women's Institute Coffee Morning - 10.30am to 12.30pm, Community Centre. All welcome. Cakes, Books, Bric-a-brac, Tombola, Raffle. Members will demonstrate their speciality craft skills.
Weds 19th Ypres and the Somme - 7pm, Penistone Church. Slideshow from recent trip. £5 entry includes Pie & Peas. Raffle.
Fri 21st &
Sat 22nd
Let's Dance - 7.15pm, Paramount. Tickets on sale from Green Kleens from 3rd May, Adults £8, Children/OAPs £6.50, Circle £10. By Betty Chappelle Dance Centre. Used to be called Betty Chapel but you know how it goes. Enquiries Tel. 01226 370057
Fri 21st to
Sun 23rd
The 4th Shepley Spring Festival - Big folksy festival with lots of dancers, singers and beards. Lots of beards. Street theatre, fairground rides, craft stalls, traders, hats, munchies, camping ('hire a yurt'), loos, showers, fun, more beards. (Festival website).
Fri 21st to
Sat 29th
Holmfirth Film Festival Week - Edwardian Picturedrome. Holmfirth's first film festival, from the home of cinema before Hollywood. Special item about Bamforth Films. (website)
Sat 22nd Grand Charity Plant Sale - Schole Hill Farm, Chapel Lane. Refreshments. For Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
Sun 23rd Penistone Boundary Walk - 9am, Cubley Hall. 16 or 8 miles. For Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. (R T website)
Thurs 27th Barry Norman and his favourite films - Picturedrome, Holmfirth. Clips and chat from Britain’s favourite film reviewer. (website)
Sat 29th Penistone Youth Disco Dance - 7pm to 10.30pm, Community Centre (come on kids, not 'Center', spell it right next time). Ages 10 to 17. Karaoke fun & games, free food & drinks. Organised by Penistone West Crime & Safety Group.
Mon 31st Kingswood Open Day - 10am to 4pm, Scout Dike Centre. Family activities with zip wire, archery, leap of faith, etc. (website)

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June Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Thurs 3rd Bar-steward's sons plus guest singer Emily Worton - Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. (website)
Sat 5th Summer Fun Day - Sports Ground, Wortley. As advertised on the bridge. Organised by Wortley Rugby Club.
Sat 5th RC Church Spring Fayre - 10am to noon, St Mary's, Talbot Rd. £1 entry includes coffee and cake. In aid of CAFOD.
Sat 5th Car Booit & Tabletop Sale - 10.30am to 4.30pm. Village Hall, Thurgoland. Refreshments, face painting. (website)
Sat 5th &
Sun 6th
The First Wentworth Castle Game & Country Fair - 9am, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3EN. Adults £8, Kids £4, over 65s £7, family ticket (2 + 3) £20. Bring your green wellies for the 'mud'. Assorted dogs, sheep shearing, trades, crafts, nosh, owls, ferrets, clay shooting, gun-dog curry, air rifles, fishing with Hywell Morgan, fun, foxhounds and quad bikes.
Sun 6th Penistone FM's First Birthday - Four years in gestation until it was born in 2009. Now a year old.
Sun 6th Wedding Fayre - 11am to 3pm, The Rag (aka Fountain Inn), Ingbirchworth. Free entry & parking. Well, the car park doesn't belong to them anyway. La Bella Brides.
Mon 7th ABBA Train (and beers) - Hudds to Sheffield train, departs Penistone 7.49pm, reappears at Penistone 9.25pm. With The Moorland Singers. Bring your own sequins but not beer, they want the bar to make profit. (website)
Mon 7th Public Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Discuss policing activities. 'Partners & Communities Together'.
Fri 11th Garden Walk - 2pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. £2.50 per person. Fifteen acres of formal Italianate gardens surrounded by eleven acres of informal pleasure grounds. Meet outside reception door at 2pm. (website)
Sat 12th Honley Show - Tickets: £7 adults, £2 kids, £5 pensioners. Farnley Moor, Thurstonland Road, Farnley Tyas. Radio Hams (DDARC), vintage tractors, animals from horses to mice, handicrafts, trade stands, refreshments, family fun. (website)
Sat 12th Proms in the Park - 1.30pm. Great knees up with City of Sheffield Band and Razzmatazz. Yippeekayay. (website)
Sat 12th 'Penistone Community Event' - Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Hog roast, bouncy kids, large raffle, free sweets and world footie.
Sat 12th Evening Rock Concert - 7.30pm, The Bootleggers and local band MOJO. (website) (Bootleggers)
Sun 13th Sponsored Walk - 9am from Oxspring Sports Field. 8 miles in a circular, scenic walk via Green Moor. Great if one leg is shorter than the other. Pen & District Committee. In aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Sun 13th Penistone Mayor's Parade - Theme: 'Films Through the Ages'. (RT Gala website)
Sun 13th Penistone Gala - Family fun, refreshments, stalls and Mini Mansell – Stilt Walker, entertainer and looney (his words, not mine). Medieval jousting stunt team - Knights of the Damned. (RT Gala website) (M Mansell) (Damned Knights)
Sun 13th Spring Vale School Open Day - Parents chat with staff and look around. Places available now for 3 and 4 year olds.
Mon 14th Guided Garden Walk & Dine - 6.20pm (£2.50 per person), Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. £18 per person (£10 deposit). Walk with the Head Gardener around Wortley Hall’s grade II listed Italianate gardens. (website)
Weds 16th Oughtibridge Sports Night - 6.30pm, Oughtibridge. Kids: egg & spoon, running, skipping, obstacle, gurning, etc. Races divided into school years. Junior & Senior Gala Chases 3¼ Miles ( Juniors 14 - 16, Seniors 17+, Veterans 40+). (website)
Thurs 17th Public Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Policing matters with the 'Safer Neighbourhood Team'. Safer than what? Was there a 'Dangerous Neighbourhood Team' or even a 'Downright Lethal Neighbourhood Team' for this lot to be safer? Much pondering.
Sat 19th 'The Loft' Coffee House - Opens 9am for the first time. Next to 'Light & dark' photographer, Back Lane, opposite Auckland's.
Sat 19th Thurgoland Craft Fair - Village Hall, Thurgoland. 10.30am to 4.30pm. Refreshments, handcrafted jewellery, cards, leather goods, embroidery, toys, nail art plus more. Bouncy kids, face painting and kids' penalty shootout. Where's Robert Green? (website)
Sat 19th Sabre (Original 60s Group) - Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. Poster went up less than a week before. Shame on you.
Sat 19th to
Sat 26th
Bradfield Festival of Music. Mostly 7.30pm (Sun 6.30pm). A week of musical events in Bradfield. Admission prices vary from Free to £20. Under 17s pay only a pound for all payable events. (website)
Sun 20th Car Boot Sale - 11am to 2pm. Dunford Comm. Centre, Crowedge. Food & drinks available. (website - seldom updated)
Sun 20th Hunshelf 'Amble Fell Race & Fun Run - 11am, 7½ mile Challenging race on steep terrain of paths, fields, woods and tracks, £3 entry. 11.30am Fun Run, £1 entry. Green Moor Sports Club, Grid SK 281 992.
Sun 20th Summer in the Garden - Noon to 6pm, Spring Vale Community Garden, next to the dumpit site and smell the roses. Free entry. Traditional Mozambique dancing, barbecue, cakes, activities for kids. Fun event organised by PDCP. (It was a good one)
Sun 20th Guided Garden Walks - Opens Noon. Guided Tours of Wortley Hall’s Gardens, 1pm & 3pm. £4.50 entry. (website)
Fri 25th Johnny Cash Tribute Night - 7.30pm, White Heart. £30 inc. three-course meal (& veggie option) £10 deposit.
Sat 26th Armed Forces Day - National day in support of our Armed Forces. Top marks to you lads. (website)
Sat 26th Penistone Church Festival & Gift Day - 10am to 4pm. 10am procession from St John's Junior School to Pen Church led by PGS Samba Band. Books, bric-a-brac, cakes, Penistone archives, community display stands, climb most of the tower from 10am to 2.30pm. Light lunch 11.30am to 1.30pm and refreshments throughout. Deposit your church donations at the lychgate collection.
Sat 26th Midhopestones Village Feast and Country Fair. 10.30am to 5pm. Adults £1, kids 50p. Free parking. Country games including: Tug-o-war, welly wanging, egg throwing and dodge the cowpats. Kids' entertainments. Young Farmers' ducking stool. Vintage tractors, dry stone walling, adults and children’s cake competition, classic car treasure hunt, pony treasure hunt, pony & horse show, dog show, sheep racing, music & DJ, barbecue, hog roast, raffle. (website).
Sat 26th Oughtibridge Gala - 12.30pm. Lots of family entertainment. Dancers, drummers, Oughtibridge Brass Band, Rokett88 Rock Band, Stripey Jack Band, New Orleans Strollers, Sia-Sano Belly Dancers, bouncy kids, Bradfield Brewery, Wortley Railway, nosh, etc. (Gala website, Belly Dancers website, Strollers' Myspace)
Sun 27th Car Booit Sale - 11am start, Hade Edge Football Ground, HD9 2JH. Refreshments.
Sun 27th 'Rescue Me' - 7pm, Paramount. £8 entry. Mayor's charity event by Penistone Centre Stage, Penistone Theatre Group, PGS, Razzmatazz, and Penistone PJs - in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Woodhead Mountain Rescue. (website)
Mon 28th Guided Garden Walk & Dine - 6.20pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Entry £18 per person (£10 deposit) includes three-course meal in the Courtyard Restaurant. Walk with the Head Gardener and midges around their grade II listed Italianate gardens. (website)
Weds 30th The Manfreds - 7.30pm, Paramount. Tickets £20. They used to be called 'Manfred Mann' and sang: "5-4-3-2-1, huh-uh, it's the Manfreds". They are: Paul Jones, Mike Hugg, Tom McGuiness, Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe & Simon Currie. (website)

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July Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Thurs 1st Back to Back - 7.30pm, Paramount. £10. Clean comedy with Don MacClean, Malcolm Stent & Dave Sealey. (website)
Fri 2nd to
Tues 6th
Flower Festival - Times vary, Silkstone Church. £2 entry. Fri - noon to 8pm; Sat, Mon, Tues - 10am to 8pm; Sun - 10am to 5pm (Sunday Eucharist 9.15am). Flowers by Worsborough & Dist Flower Club. Morning coffee and afternoon tea.
Fri 2nd Oxspring Duck Race & Summer Fayre - No details. Advertised on a small roadside sign. (Nothing on Oxspring websites).
Sat 3rd Bolsterstone Village Fair - 2pm to 5pm. Village square, playing field and church. Free entry. Stalls, skills, crafts, flowers, white elephants, refreshments, bouncy kids, shy coconuts, Deepcar Brass Band, hoola hoops, classic cars. (Ad from Penistone FM).
Sat 3rd South Yorkshire Festival - Noon to 5pm, Wortley Hall. Free admission. Family fun with stalls, bands, choirs, dancers, kids' games, entertainers, bouncy kids, bars, food, drink and ice cream. Deepcar Brass Band and vintage vehicles. (website)
Sat 3rd Summer Party - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby, HD8 8TZ. £5 entry. With singer James Worton & disco DJ Lance. Hog Roast and Bar. In aid of Barnsley Hospice. (website)
Sun 4th 'Billy the Kid Dash' - 10.30am, Bridge Inn, Cote Ln, Thurgoland. Hog roast, live music, raffle. (email & website)
Sun 4th Holmfirth Duck Race and Gala - The Sands Playing Fields, Holmfirth, HD9 3JL. £1 entry. 10,000 yellow ducks on the Holme. The Pulse radio show and Huddersfield Giants stars. (website)
Mon 5th The (nearly) Independence Day Train (and beers) - Hudds to Sheffield train, departs Penistone 7.49pm, reappears at Penistone 9.25pm. With The Train Gang. Celebrate our independence from the USA but don't bring your own beer. (website)
Tues 6th Public Meeting - 10am, New Fire Station. Policing matters with the 'Safer than ever Neighbourhood Team'. (website) Tel. 766387
Tues 6th Today was the date on the Delorean time-machine in 'Back to the Future'. (Little-known fact that nobody cares about No 362)
Thurs 8th BBC Antiques Roadshow - 9am to 4.30pm, Chatsworth House. Free entry. (Email)
Thurs 8th Indian Summer Arts Extravaganza - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, PGS. Tickets: Adults £2, Children £1, family £5 (2 big 'uns, 2 little 'uns). 'Celebrate India - Culture, Crafts and Enterprise'.
Fri 9th Birdsedge Beerfest - 7pm, Birdsedge Village hall. Music From Grant Baynham, plus the Look North Funk Band. Hic. Barbecue nosh. (website)
Fri 9th Elkie Brooks - doors open 7.30pm, Holmfirth Picturedrome. £20 entry. Fifty years in showbusiness anniversary tour.
Sat 10th Birdsedge Village Festival, Village hall. Music, lots of family fun and (even more important) real ale. (Festival website)
Sat 10th Penistone Church Coffee Morning - 10.15am to Noon. For Barnsley Hospice.
Sat 10th Barnsley Carnival & Parade - 10am, Barnsley town centre. Music, dance, circus acts and stalls.
Sat 10th Hade Edge Gala - Hade Edge FC, Penistone Rd, Hade Edge, HD9 2JG. Free. Procession 1.30pm. Family fun with a Pig Roast, Brass Band, Side Shows, Beer Tent, Refreshments, Games and more.
Sat 10th Birdsedge 'Festival in a Tent' - 6.30pm for 7pm, Birdsedge Village Hall. With Harry Rowland and 'The Mighty Zulu Nation' from South Africa, plus a special reunion of Artisan. Tickets £14, unwaged £12. (Festival website)
Sat 10th Junk Yard Dog (classic rock and pop band) - Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. (website)
Sun 11th Oxspring Open Gardens - 1pm to 5pm. Start at No 32 Field's End, to visit 9+ gardens in Oxspring. £3 entry. Cream teas, Tombola, kids' corner, 'MACcessories', cake stall and a money tree. Refreshments in various gardens. For MacMillan Cancer Support.
Sun 11th Shelley Gala - 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Shelley First School. Children's fancy dress comp, pony rides, Scissett Youth Band and Georgie School of Dance. refreshments. (website)
Sun 11th Broomhead Show - Broomhead Park, Wigtwizzle, near Bolsterstone. No details on poster but it a fund-raiser for Deepcar Brass Band. It has local groups, dancers, sheep dog trials, tug-o'-war, craft stalls, Bradfield Brewery and Broomhead Chase (a tough fell race organised by Penistone Footpath Runners). Advertised on the bridge.
Sun 11th Carnival Evening - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. £12 or £10. Barnsley Samba plus Latin & Caribbean Cabaret. Dress party/holiday style or fancy dress (audience participation). Meals at the bar or restaurant before the show. (website)
Weds 14th
to Sat 17th
Billy Elliot - Weds to Sat, 7.15pm, Saturday Matinee 2.15pm, Paramount. Tickets £9 & £7. By Razzmatazz Youth Musical Theatre. (Paramount website)
Sat 17th Thurlstone Village Gala - 2pm to 4pm, St Saviour's Church. Family fun & entertainment. Thurlstone Brass Band, tombola, stalls, kids' games, raffle, bric-a-brac, football fun and more. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group. No website.
Sat 17th Bomfest - 11.30am to Late, Worsborough Mill & Park, Worsborough Dale, S70 5LJ. Pre-fest/On-the-day tickets: Adult £10/£15, U16s £5/£7, Family £25/£35 (2 A + 2 U16s). Barnsley Original Music Festival with 60 bands & 40 DJs. (website)
Sat 17th &
Sun 18th
Wortley Country Festival - Green wellie family fun. Saturday: lurcher racing, Sunday: lurcher and terrier show. Both days: horse and pony show and clay pigeon shooting, gun dog display, craft stalls, horse & pony show, dressage, gun dogs, clay pigeon shooting, bouncy kids, refreshments and more. Tel. 01142 848 200 (Legup website, Wharncliffe Warmbloods website)
Thurs 22nd Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Organised by St. Mary's RC Church.
Fri 23rd American Wrestling - 7pm for 7.30pm. Picturedrome, Holmfiirth, HD9 7DA. £9 Adults, £7 Child/OAP, £28 Family saver (2 adults + 2 children/OAPs). (Wrestling website & Picturedrome website)
Fri 23rd Paul Parker (medium) - 7.30pm, Stocksbridge Spritualist Centre, Inman Pavilion, Moorlands Drive, S36 1EG. Looks like £5 entry.
Fri 23rd Penistone Pictorial website is Ten Years Old today. "Hip - hip.....".
Sat 24th Dunford Parish Gala - 2pm, Dunford Parish Comm Centre, Victoria. Gala stalls, car boot, classic cars and family fun. (website - seldom updated).
Sat 24th Guided Walk (6m around Bleaklow) - 8.45am, Huntsman, Thurlstone or 9.30am, Black Clough, SK114 998. Expect lots of mud.
Sat 24th Brass on the Grass - 6pm for 7pm. Gawber Primary School. Entry £5 Adults, Under 16s free. Thurnscoe Harmonic MVC and SY Police Band on grass. For Barnsley Hospice.
Sat 24th Laughing Gravy (5 piece rock band) - Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. (website)
Sat 24th Garden Carnival - 4pm to 9pm, Cannon Hall. Free. Music with Guillano Modarelli, food & celebrations aimed at young people.
Sun 25th Car Booit Sale - 11am start, Hade Edge Football Ground, HD9 2JH. Refreshments. The diphthong was not on the poster.
Mon 26th
- for 4 wks
Summer Events Programme - 1pm to 4pm, Skateboard Park, Showground. Launch of four weeks of youth-focussed activities (11 to 19 y.o.): Zumba Dancing, Football Skills, Street Dancing, Roller Disco, Team Sports, Arts and Crafts. Poster said 'in Barnsley' but these were Penistone events. Leaflets in Co-op. (website)
Mon 26th Guided Garden Walk & Dine - 6.20pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. £10 deposit per person, meal price probably £18 (not stated). Walk with the Head Gardener around Wortley Hall’s grade II listed Italianate gardens. (WH website, What's on website)
Tues 27th RBL Club Trip to Southport - Organised by the Royal British Legion.
Fri 30th Public Solar Evening - 6.30pm, Huddersfield Observatory. View the sun through the right equipment. (HO website has a map).
Fri 30th PCFC versus Wakefield FC - (time not stated) Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Rd. (Wakefield FC website)

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August Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Sun 1st Yorkshire RoseYorkshire Day - The Hallmark card shop made the best effort and deserves our respect. Top Marks!! I want to shame the other miserable shopkeepers who couldn't be bothered. The official Yorkshire do was at Hedon, East Riding (near Hull), with the 150th (Yorkshire) Transport Regiment Band. (Hedon website)
Sun 1st Yorkshire Day - Afternoon, RBL. John Dyson on piano and vocalist Stuart Fielding led the audience in the traditional songs.
Sun 1st 'Five Star Festival Barbecue' - White Heart. Music by Mumbo Jumbo and James Wharton.
Mon 2nd (Not Quite) Yorkshire Day Music Train - Hudds to Sheff train, Hade Edge Brass Band. Beers too. (Line website, Band website)
Weds 4th Fans & Secret Codes - Cannon Hall. £3 per child. Aimed at ages 5 to 11 to make their own Regency fans and learn secret signals. Hang on, isn't that called 'semaphore'?
Thurs 5th
to Sun 8th
Pickering Traction Rally - Vintage and veteran cars and motorbikes, monster tractor-pull, steam railway, 'wall of death', military vehicles, fairground rides, refreshments, crafts, memorabilia, 'twist & pulse', heaps more. (website).
Sat 7th The 92nd Emley Show - 9am. Factory Farm, Nr Emley Moor mast HD8 9TE. Adults £8, conc. £5, kids (2-15) £2. Brass and jazz bands, horsey, pony & green wellie stuff, seven show rings, sheep, goats, pets, dogs, stick-making, horticulture, bonsai trees, rides, trade stands, bar, food, bouncy kids, lots of 'mud' & family fun. Like a small Penistone Show. (website)
Sat 7th Cream Teas - 2pm to 4pm, St Matthias' Church, Stocksbridge.
Sun 8th Summer Garden Party - 1pm to 5pm, Grounds of Hepworth Church. Admission free. Games, Stalls and Refreshments.
Thurs 12th Cabaret Night - Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. Ticket £10.50 pp. (website)
Thurs 12th to
Sun 15th
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival. 10am - 6pm (Sun 11am - 5pm). St. George's Square, Huddersfield. 40+ exhibitors including Yorkshire Ice Cream (High Flatts), all kinds of food: continental, farm, vegetarian, cheese, tea, coffee, cakes, bread, seafood, Yorkshire curd pies. Also oils, vinegars, cider, beer, &c. Most of it next to the railway station & Head of Steam pub. (website)
Sat 14th &
Sun 15th
Hall Bower Beer Fest - Noon to 11pm, Hall Bower Athletics & WMC, Newsome Huddersfield, HD4 6RR. Real ales, lager, cider, wine, soft drinks and bar snacks. Live music from Dom & Kieran. Families welcome. (website)
Sat 14th Take 2 Big Band & Kevin Grunhill - 2.30pm, Paramount. £8.50. Big music. (Paramount website, Band website)
Sun 15th Charity Football Match - 3pm, PCFC, Church View Rd. Keith Spurr Charity Shield. For B Heart Foundation & Ashley Spires JFC.
Weds 18th Mask Making - 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm, Cannon Hall. £3 per child. Aimed at ages 5 to 11. Diana Bates shows the urchins how to make their own beautiful masks. Then they 'Can go to the ball'. (email)
Thurs 19th Southport Flower Show Trip - £11. Organised by Penistone Gardening Club.
Thurs 19th CD, DVD and Record Fair - 10am, George Hotel, Huddersfield. Traders buying and selling collectable discs and music-related. (website)
Fri 20th Curry Night - 7.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. £11.50. Indian curry buffet, inc. vegetarian. Bookings Tel 764892 (website)
Fri 20th Tom Jones Tribute - 7.30pm, White Heart. £29.95 inc. 3-course meal. By Danny Roman. Ladies take some 'throwing knickers'. (website)
Sat 21st Penistone FM at the Potting Shed - 10.30 to 2.30pm, Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone Cafe. (PFm website, PH website)
Sat 21st The Legendary Frank White (blues band) - 9pm, Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. (H&J website - Frank White Band website)
Sun 22nd Family Fun Day - 10am to 7pm, Cannon Hall Farm. Children's games, stalls, tombola, raffle, Em's gems, face painting, 'beat the goalie' (but don't leave bruises), Buckley jewellery, Moo designs, food and refreshments. (website)
Thurs 26th Crazy Crow - Huntsman, Thurlstone. Five-piece Sheffield band with mostly Irish music. (website)
Fri 27th to
Sun 29th
Summer Beer Fest - Noon to 10.30pm, Shaw Lane Sports Club, Barnsley. £2 Entry. Live entertainment Fri & sat evenings. Thirty firkins of ale, cider, perry, stout, mild and imported lagers. Also a bucket. CAMRA event. (website)
Sun 29th Car Boot Sale - 11.00am start. Hade Edge Football Club ground. £8 per car, £10 per van. (website)
Mon 30th Tesco Grand Opening - 10am, Showground. Penistone Mayor Carol Bradbury opens the new store. (See the Market/Tesco page)
Mon 30th Cream Teas with homemade jam - 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Thurlstone & Millhouse Gn Methodist Church. Cake stall, bring & buy, raffle.

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September Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Thurs 2nd RSPCA Charity Day - Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone. (website)
Sat 4th Car Boot & Tabletop Sale - 10am to 2pm, Thurgoland Village Hall, Roper Lane, S35 7AA.
Sat 4th The Yeomen of the Guard - 7.30pm, Paramount. £12 entry, £10 concessions. Full cast and orchestra. (Paramount website)
Sat 4th Paul Leigh - 9pm, Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. Probably a singist. (website)
Sat 4th to
Sun 5th
Wartime Weekend - (times not stated) Battle for Elsecar Heritage Railway and that's just the queue. Two-day event with a 'Foreign Field Battle for the Liberation of the Railway Station' and 'Living History Camps' both days. (Event website and railway website)
Sun 5th Barnsley Hospice Hobble - Various start times, Cannon Hall. Four sponsored walks: 2½, 6, 12 and 20 m. (website).
Sun 5th Car Boot Sale - 11am to 2pm. Dunford Community Centre, Crowedge. Refreshments available. Small charge for sellers. (website)
Sun 5th Model Engineers' Open Day - 11am to 5pm, Wortley Top Forge. Railways, fun, refreshments and the Forge. (TF website, What's on website)
Sun 5th Quiz Night - 9pm, Royal British Legion, Penistone. (Non-members must be signed in.) A one-off quiz.
Tues 7th Public Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Policing matters with one of those spurious 'partnerships'. The Police really.
Thurs 9th
to Sun 12th
Heritage Open Days - Check dates and times on each website. Penistone Church; St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone; St James', Midhopestones; The Quaker Meeting House, High Flatts; Victoria Tower, Huddersfield (Free admission). (Pen Ch website)
Fri 10th Millhouse Green MVC - 7.30pm, Ingbirchworth Chapel. In aid of Bluebell Wood children's hospice. (website)
Fri 10th Toby Foster & Friends - 8pm, Paramount. £10. A great evening of comedy, with all of your favourite jokes. (Paramount website)
Sat 11th PFRPenistone Show - 9am, Showground. Penistone's Number One Event. Family fun and attractions, horsey people - okay yah?, horsey rings, vintage vehicles, bands, entertainment rings, children's rides, puppet show, steam machines, dogs, pigs, goats, ferrets, poultry, cattle, ducks and sheep, lots of poo, NFU, horticulture, photography tent, arts & crafts, military stands, Penistone Fm, demonstrations, trading village, green wellies, binoculars, plants, hot food, ice cream, sandwich tent, rubber burgers, wobbly beer and more. Always best to get your hand stamped and eat in Penistone. See PFR race below. (Camera Club website, Pen Fm website, Pen Show Website)
Sat 11th 10 km Fell Race - 11am, Victoria Street, Penistone. Finish at Penistone Show bottom entrance. Penistone Footpath Runners. (website)
Sat 11th Thurlstone Brass Band - 10.30am, outside the Britannia BS, Penistone. Then again at 1.30pm, Penistone Show. (website)
Sat 11th Harvest Festival - (no time given) Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. (website)
Sat 11th Harvest festival Charity Auction - Royal British Legion. Prize-winning flowers, fruit, Show vegetables and cakes, soaps, fancy goods, shirts, etc. entertainingly auctioned by John Donnachie & Son for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. £700+ raised from auction alone.
Sat 11th Ride & Stride - National event for people to take part riding or walking between churches to raise money. (website)
Sat 11th
& Sun 12th
5th Annual Steam & Diesel Gala - Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West. Featuring visiting steam engines from the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, Cleethopes Coast Light Railway and the Evesham Vale Light Railway. Craft fair, vintage vehicle display, model railway exhibition plus trains running at least every 30 minutes throughout the day. (KLR website, Event website)
Sun 12th Heritage Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Nail Forge. Free Entry. (website)
Sun 12th Wedding Fair - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Free admission and parking. (website)
Sun 12th Eden Camp Trip - From the British Legion (members' event). Free to veterans, £3 non-vets. (Eden Camp website)
Sun 12th Thurlstone Brass Band - 3pm (Revised start time), White Heart. Free. (WH website, Thurlstone BB website)
Sun 12th Take 2 Big Band - 8pm, Silkstone Lodge, S75 4LY. £2 on the door including raffle ticket and quiz sheet. (website)
Sun 12th Harvest festival Charity Auction - RBL Club - Sorry Made a mistake. It was going to be moved to Sunday but it's Saturday this year.
Thurs 16th S Yorks Railways Talk - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Talk & slides by Les Nixon, Thurgoland Local History Group. (website)
Thurs 16th
to Mon 20th
Tuby's funfair - If they can get on Penistone Showground. Thurs, Fri and Monday times: 6pm to 10pm, Saturday: 2pm to 10pm, not open Sunday. Family fun from ducks to dodgems. Print vouchers from their website for £5 off the rides. (website)
Fri 17th Huntsman's Fourth Annual Golf Tournament - 8am, Wortley Golf Club. A full days outing with bacon butties and tea/coffee, finishing with buffet and prize giving at the Huntsman at 8.30pm. Tel. 764892 (website)
Sat 18th Fire Station Open Day - From 10am, New Fire Station. Meet the crew, view a fire engine, fire drill, chip pan, car cutting, car washing. Refreshments. (website)
Sat 18th Hank Muldoon and the Hangovers ('The Muldoons') - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby, HD8 8TZ. £10.00 entry. (website)
Tues 21st Tarot Readings - 7.30pm, Old Crown. Book at the bar. They know that you are coming.
Thurs 23rd Crazy Crow - Huntsman, Thurlstone. Every 4th Thursday of the month. Tel. 764892 (website)
Thurs 23rd
to Sun 26th
Continental Market - 9am to 6pm Thurs to Sat, 10am to 4.30pm Sun. Barnsley town centre. Traders from all over Europe have food, drink, fancy goods and soaps. Knitted goods from Peru and exotic far east things. The Polish stand had glasses of 'piwo' last year (cena trzy funtów = £3) - Sto lat!
Fri 24th Coffee Morning - 10am to 11.30am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Rd. The 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' is a national event in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
Sat 25th Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, St Andrew's Methodist Church, next to library. Free entry. Cake & coffee £1.80. Craft stalls, jewellery, books, cards. For Bluebell Wood Hospice.
Sat 25th T-P Trail 5 Mile Race - 11:30am to 2:00pm. Oxspring playing field next to the Wagon & Horses.
Sat 25th Penistone Music Festival - From 9.15am to last event starting 7.50pm. Main Hall, Penistone Grammar School. Open to the public. Posters went up at the last minute.
Sat 25th Penistone Poetry Day - 12pm to 3pm, Watermeadows Park by the Viaduct. Access via Windermere Road, S36 6HL. Free event with refreshments and family activities. Sheffield company 'Art in the Park, Ltd ' have specially renamed it 'Wentworth Park', just for the day. I have specially renamed Sheffield 'Dogpoosville', just for the day. (website)
Sat 25th Pig Race & Roast - 7.30pm, Community Centre. With Penistone Fm's Ian Goddard. Presumably the loser ends up on the spit. Now that's what I call incentive to win.
Sat 25th Grand Charity Concert - 7.30pm, Paramount. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band and Millhouse Green MVC. £10 - Tickets from Robinson's News, Penistone Church and the Paramount. In aid of Penistone Church. (Paramount website)
Sat 25th The Fabulous Phil Brodie Band - 9pm, Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. (website)
Sun 26th Annual Ploughing Competition - (times not given !), Bromley Farm, Wortley. Follow the signs from Wortley on the A629.
Mon 27th
to Fri 1st
Ypres & The Somme Battlefields Trip - By coach and overnight ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge. Return Friday. (Ad on RBL noticeboard)
Tues 28th Ann Summers Party - 7pm, Spread Eagle. The sign says: 'Ladies only?? Free Cock-Tail'.
Weds 29th
Sun 3rd Oct
'Big Kid' Circus - 'Grange Lane Events Area', Barnsley. First day tickets £7, other days the price is a big secret. So it is expensive after Wednesday. JB Rule of Thumb Warning: (klaxon sound effect) Anything with an undeclared price is expensive. That's why they daren't tell you. Think of Penistone Show sweet stalls. (website)

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October Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Fri 1st Abba Tribute Night - White Heart. Tara Stafford-Allen and Angela Fisher are the all-new tribute duo 'Abba Eyes'. (website)
Sat 2nd Sponsored Fell Walk/Run - Start/Finish, Crow Edge Community Centre. By Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team. Details on website.
Sat 2nd Brass Band Concert - 7.15pm, St Leonard’s Church, Wortley. Thurlstone Brass Band. (website)
Weds 6th Ron Sayer Jr (sings the blues) - 7pm, Silkstone Lodge. Door £7.50, advance tickets (call or visit) £5. (RS website)
Fri 8th Autumn Walk - 2pm, Reception door at Wortley Hall. £2.50 each. Get your Long Johns on. (website)
Sat 9th Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup & roll, steak pie with vegetables or chicken pie with vegetables, sweets, tea and coffee. Cake stall and raffle.
Sat 9th James Keelaghan - 7pm (starts 7.30pm), Birdsedge Village Hall. Tickets £8. (Live Events website)
Sat 9th Hoedown - 7.30pm to 11pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. £10 includes supper. Bring your own drinks and bucket. Dancing to suit everyone, with DJ David Green.
Tues 12th Spiritualist Medium - 7pm to 11pm. Wagon & Horses, Oxspring. Debbie Askew, back by popular demand. Tel 763259 (website)
Thurs 14th
to Sat 16th
Huddersfield Oktoberfest - Thurs 6pm, Fri Noon, Sat 11am, at the Sikh Leisure Centre, Spring Grove St., Huddersfield. £3 entry, £1 for CAMRA members. Around 90 real ales, including from micro-breweries. Rare ciders and perries. Hot food. You didn't know that sikhs enjoy a pint, did you? (website)
Fri 15th Charity Pie & Pea Supper - 6pm, Pendon House. Auction 7pm. £4 entry inc supper. Cakes and six prizes in a raffle. For Weston Park and Pendon House Social Fund.
Fri 15th Take 2 Big Band - 7.30pm, Wortley Parish Church. Traditional and modern music. (website)
Sat 16th Grand Charity Bonanza - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre. Entry 30p. 'Bargains Galore'. Charity stalls and refreshments.
Sat 16th Mag 7 (4 Piece Rock Band) - 9pm onwards, Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. (website)
Weds 20th Open Evening - 6.30pm. 'Serenity' Health & Beauty parlour, Back Lane, next to 'The Loft' cofee bar. Various beauty demonstrations and complementary buck's fizz.
Weds 20th Spud and Pud Lunch - Springvale Methodist Church. £3.50 Entry. Jacket spuds and various fillings with puddings to follow and a mashing of builder's.
Thurs 21st Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am. Lower Hall, Community Centre. Organised by St. Mary's RC Church.
Thurs 21st Auction - 8pm, Horse & jockey, Thurgoland, S35 7AA. Household goods, electrical, toys, pottery, etc. (H&J site)
Fri 22nd Autumn Walk - 2pm, Reception door, Wortley Hall. £2.50 each. Don't forget the long johns as the wind whistles through your nethers. (WHall site)
Sat 23rd Antique & Collector's Fair - 10am to 4pm, Community Centre. 50p Entry. Refreshments available. Proceeds for Green Moor Sports Club.
Sat 23rd
to Sun 31st
Pumpkin Festival - 10:30am - 4:30pm each day. Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne. £4.95 entry includes pumpkin for the kids. Pumpkin carving with prizes for Best Pumpkin, mask making, face painting, Harvest Farm quiz and the usual farm quadrupeds to stroke and observe. Seasonal Food In The Tea Room. (CHall site)
Sun 24th RBL Quiz Night - Arrive before 8.30pm to get a seat. Royal British Legion club. (Non-members must be signed in). Start of the fortnightly quiz up to Christmas.
Weds 27th
to Sat 30th
Farty Towels - Shelley Village Hall. By the Pierrot Players. Two scenes inspired by Fawlty Towers: 'A Touch of Class' & 'The Hotel Inspector'. (PP site, facebook, Wikipedia)
Thurs 28th Christmas & Hot Savoury Tasting Day - 10am to Noon. Community Centre. By 'Penistone Country Market'.
Fri 29th A Night at the Theatre, Opera & West End Musicals - White Heart. Includes a three-course meal for £29.95. David Marshall performs hits from Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, Meatloaf and songs from The Three Tenors. Actually, it costs 'three tenners' as well but you do get fed as well. (WHeart site)
Fri 29th Hallowe'en Party with Blood Stone - (time not stated), Old Crown. £2 entry. Best dressed prize, games, raffle, live music, party fun and a disco 'until late'.
Fri 29th
to Sun 31st
Hallowe'en Ghost Trains - Various evening times (see website), Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West. Adults £9, Concessions £8, Children £7, Free for children under three. The spooky railway line through the Haunted Woods. Whhoooo! (KLR site)
Sat 30th RBL Poppy Dance - 7.30pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Admission by ticket only (£6 each). Raffle, dancing, Pie & Pea supper with veggie option available. (That'll be just the peas then). Sequence, ballroom and party dancing. Music by Trevor Pym. Contact D Whitworth, M Selby or M Gormley at the Royal British Legion club for tickets.
Sat 30th Hallowe'en Horror Show - Starts 8pm, Opens 7pm. Paramount. £17.50. Velvet Burlesque & Vaudeville Vixens zombie dancers and all sorts of ghoulish stuff. Why not dress up and get into the spirit? Hallowe`en Horror-style fancy dress is the preferred attire. (Velvet Burlesque) (Paramount website)
Sat 30th Hallowe'en Party with Laughing Gravy - 9pm onwards. Horse & Jockey, Thurgoland. Fancy dress theme of dead celebrities. No doubt Michael Jackson will be there. (H&J site)
Sun 31st Sunday Market - 10am to 4pm ('11am' if you forgot the clocks), Community Centre. Free. Great claims on the poster but it didn't reveal who organised it !
Sun 31st Hallowe'en at the Paramount - 3.30pm, Paramount. £5 entry. Something for the kids to dress up for. Slime trail, 'trick or treat' and a witch's grotto. Sounds delightful.
Sun 31st Gavin Somerset & Friends - 7.30pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Entry £6. In aid of Sheffield Cystic Fibrosis Appeal.

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November Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Weds 3rd Footie Match - Kick off 6.30pm, PCFC Ground, Church View Road. Free entry. Floodlit match for the 'Penistone Over-35s'. Training every Tuesday, 8pm to 9pm.
Thurs 4th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11.30am. Lower Hall, Community Centre. Organised by St Mary's RC Church. (Well at least that's whose recycled poster they are using.)
Thurs 4th Loxley Silver Band - 7.30pm to 10pm, Silkstone Parish Church, Silkstone. £6 entry. See next two items. (Loxley S Band)
Thurs 4th
to Sat 6th
Art & Music in Silkstone - 10am until 7pm Thursday/Friday and until 5pm Saturday. Silkstone Parish Church. Art demonstrations and workshops, paintings, sculpture, jewellery, wood, textiles ceramics and more. Evening music concerts as in the adjacent items. Children's workshops. See All Saints website for more details.
Fri 5th Choral Concert - 7.30pm to 10pm, Silkstone Parish Church, Silkstone. £6 entry. Worral MVC with Rossano Saltfleet (Tenor) & Jemma Truss (Soprano) (Worral MVC)
Fri 5th Blood Donor Session - 11am to 12.45pm, 2pm to 4pm, 5pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Too late for Hallowe'en. Best to make an appointment first, 0300 123 23 23. (Blood)
Fri 5th to
Sun 7th
The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show - Harrogate Int. Centre. 200 exhibitors inc. Carpenter Oak Ltd., (Penistone's market carpenters). (Show website, C Oak site)
Sat 6th 10 Mile Circular Walk - 9.45am, Penistone Station. 'Railways, Reservoirs and Royds'. Organised by Penistone Line, led by Joy Rawlings. (Penistone Line)
Sat 6th Shat Autumn Fayre - 10.30am to 1pm, Skelmanthorpe Methodist Church. Bric-a-brac, cakes, Christmas gifts, Advent calendars, etc. Refreshments & bacon butties.
Sat 6th Bonfire Night - 6.45pm, Showground. £3.50 adults. Great fireworks display. Drinks and hot food. Guy Fawkes competition for local schools and groups, judged by the garages on Back Lane in the morning (Yes there are two 'Back Lanes'.) Best Guy goes on the pile. Penistone Fm provide music. All paid for by Tesco. Fund-raiser for local groups. Organised by Penistone Town Council, Pen scouts, Pen Firemen and the Round Table. (Guy Fawkes competition Email) (Bonfire Night page)
Sat 6th Charity Bonfire & Pig Roast - 7pm. Rear of 18/20 Thurlstone Road, Penistone. Appears to be close to the cemetery road, which would be a good place to park anyway. £11 Tickets from Peter Schofield butcher (Pen High St). In aid of 'Help for Heroes'.
Sat 6th &
Sun 7th
Model Railway Exhibition - 10am to 5pm both days. Kingstone School, Broadway, Barnsley. Adults £3.50, children and OAPs £2. Free to children under five y.o.. See the fat controller. Better still, see the real thing in fresh air in the next item below. Trade stands, refreshments. Free parking. Disabled access. (website)
Sun 7th Tin Bath Train - Steam-hauled train on Penistone viaduct. About four hours late. Ah, the good old days. (Railway Touring Co).
Sun 7th RBL Quiz Night - Arrive before 8.30pm to get a seat. Royal British Legion club. (Non-members must be signed in).
Mon 8th WI Open Day - 7.30pm, Millhouse & Thurlstone Methodist Chapel. A buffet supper and the duo 'Carefree' entertain WI groups from around the area.
Mon 8th Railways Around Barnsley - 7pm to 9pm, Barnsley Library lecture room. £3 entry. Refreshments. Talk by David Green, 'Friends of Barnsley Archives'. Nice to have friends.
Tues 9th Bee Friendly in your Garden - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. A talk organised by the Friends of Wortley Hall Gardens. (website)
Weds 10th Penistone Church FC versus Stocksbridge Park Steels - Kick-off 7.45pm, PCFC Memorial Ground. Big 'Evostick Premier League' football match. Hope they don't touch each other.
Fri 12th 'Rolling Back the Years' - 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Paramount. Entry £13, £11 conc. A 'Timeless Theatre' production. (TT website, Para website)
Fri 12th 'Temple Spa' Evening - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. £2 entry. One for the ladies, to be pampered with skin products. For Thurgoland Baby & Toddler Group.
Fri 12th Charity Night - 7.30pm, Fountain Inn, Ingbirchworth. £2 on the night. General Knowledge Quiz, Bingo, Raffle and Pie & Peas supper. In aid of 'Help for Heroes'.
Sat 13th Cara Luft with Hugh McMillan - 7pm (starts 7.30pm), Birdsedge Village Hall. Tickets £7. (Live Events website)
Sat 13th Charity Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon. Lower Hall, Community Centre. Various stalls, coffee, Christmas cards and Bric-a-Brac. In aid of RNLI.
Sat 13th Christmas Fayre & Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon. St Mary's Catholic Church, Talbot Rd. Entry £1 includes coffee and cake. In aid of church funds.
Sun 14th Remembrance Ceremony - 10.45am, Penistone Church. Parade meets on Back Lane (Bowling Club) at 10.30am. Beers in RBL after. (See Remembrance Day page)
Sun 14th Craft Fair - 11am to 3pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. See also 12th and 19th December. Presented by the Northern Arts and Crafts Guild.
Weds 17th Carl Wilde - White Heart. £21.95. 'An evening with the flamboyant TV florist', followed by a buffet. Do take your mum. Booking essential, Tel 762843 (WHeart site)
Thurs 18th Barnsley Characters - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Small entry charge. Talk by Philip Norman, Thurgoland Local History Group. All welcome. (TLHG website)
Fri 19th Tea Dance - 1pm to 3.30pm, Community Centre. Dancing, a nice cup of tea, give-aways, raffle, spot prizes, bingo and advice on energy saving. Organised by Age Concern.
Fri 19th Jumble Sale - 6.30pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church.
Fri 19th Dole, not Coal - (time not stated) Wortley Hall. Entry £6.50 includes hot food. Film show on 1984-85 miners' strike. Q&A with guest speakers.
Sat 20th Church Fayre - 10.15am to 2pm, Penistone Church. Coffee AM, light lunch PM. Cakes, gifts, bottles, tombola, raffles, produce and more. In aid of Penistone Church.
Sat 20th Fun Day - 2pm to 4pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. Church fund-raiser. Craft stalls, games and tombola, face painting, bouncy castle,refreshments and much more
Sat 20th 'Putting on the Blitz' - 7.30pm to midnight, Community Centre. Tickets £12. Forties-themed swing and dance evening with a big band for the community. Licensed bar and Pie & Peas supper. A Woodhead Mountain Rescue fund-raiser. (WMRT website)
Sat 20th Race Night - 7.30pm, Penistone Scout Hut. £5 entry includes pie & pea supper. Soft drinks available or bring your own beer. Poster went up late.
Sun 21st Christmas Fayre - Noon to 5pm, White Heart. Crafts and hand-made stocking fillers, with mulled wine and mince pies. (WHeart site)
Sun 21st RBL Quiz Night - Arrive before 8.30pm to get a seat. Royal British Legion community club. (Non-members must be signed in).
Mon 22nd Public Meeting - 1.30pm, Fire Station. Monthly meeting to discuss policing matters. Yet another 'partnership' of some sort. The Police really.
Weds 24th
to Sat 27th
Hofmann's Medal - 7.15pm, Paramount. Also matinee, 2.15pm, Saturday. £9 & £7. This new community musical by Andy Platt is performed for the community by Razzmatazz Community Youth Musical Theatre Company Partnership. Joking about 'Partnership' but it looked like an omission. Meaningless buzz-words like 'Community' or 'Partnership' are in most titles these days. 767532
Thurs 25th RSPCA fund raiser - 6.30pm, Pot House Community Hamlet, Silkstone. £5 entry inc. glass of wine and a soft drink. Gifts from kisses and wishes partnership, Organic preserves and chutneys, Lavender gifts, Nails by Minx partnership, Jewellery, Cup cakes by Fakes and Bakes partnership.
Thurs 25th
to Sun 28th
Art at the Altar - Penistone Church. Hen's Teeth partnership present their sixth community exhibition and sale of art works by this local artist community partnership. 20% of sales go to this year's community charities, which are Woodhead Mountain community Rescue and the Friends of Penistone Church community. ( HT website, WMRT website)
Fri 26th
to Sun 28th
ChristKindlMarkt - Annual German community market brings the Christmas community spirit to the Barnsley community, as a partnership between the Barnsley and German communities. All together now, community: "Zum Voll!" (Barnsley Live Community website)
Sat 27th Charity Christmas Fayre - (time not stated), Community Centre. Stalls, Books, bric-a-barc, raffles, etc. Beryl's bunnies, Maureen's Moggies, Royston Animal Welfare community partnership.
Sat 27th Penistone RBL Annual Dinner - 7pm, Community Centre. 3-course meal 7.30pm. Tickets £18. Drinks, raffle, music and community dancing. Details on the RBL community noticeboard.
Sun 28th Charity Christmas Fayre - 10.30am to 2.30pm, Broad Close Farm Shop, Cone Lane, Silkstone, S75 4LY. Santa’s community grotto, BBQ, pony rides, games and community stalls. For Silkstone Cubs, Scouts and church partnership. (Shop website). That's enough 'community' and 'partnership' for now. Feeling better.

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  • Advent Vigils:
    All at 7pm - Thurs 2nd, Thurs 9th and Thurs 16th.
  • Carol Services:
    Sun 5th - 6pm Angel Festival & Civic Service; Sun 12th - 6pm, Nine Lessons; Weds 15th - 10.15am, St John's Infants; Fr 17th - 10.30am, St John's Juniors.
  • Christmas Services:
    Christmas Eve - 6.30pm, Christingle, 11.30pm, Midnight Mass of the Nativity. Christmas Day - 10am, Christmas Eucharist.
Pre-Christmas Christmas Libraries - Local libraries will be trimmed up for Christmas. Children's craft activities, competitions, magic shows, carol singers, Christmas Fairs and book displays of festive recipes, popular fiction and seasonal films.
Pre-Christmas Santa's Grotto - 10.30am to 5pm, Yummy Ice Cream Co., Ingbirchworth. Every weekend (Sat & Sun) before Christmas. Tickets £5 (inc gift). Tel 762551
Mon 1st
to Fri 24th
Little Red Riding Hood - Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Barnsley. Tickets (prices not stated), Tel 01226 744 442.
This favourite pantomime is presented by the James Brandon Company.
Thurs 2nd
to Sun 5th
Festival of Light (Fringe) - Various times and venues around Huddersfield. The Fringe Programme has heaps of largely unknown singers and performers each night. Blues, jazz, funk, soul, two-tone ska, rock, urban, house, modern dance, ballroom, indie, reggae, punk & more. Also comedy, art and dance. www.huddersfieldlightfest.co.uk
Fri 3rd Fabba (Abba Tribute Band) - 8pm, Paramount. £12 & £8. (Paramount website)
Fri 3rd
and Sat 4th
Festival of Light (Main Show) - 7.30pm to 8.30pm, St George's Square. Internationally acclaimed event. A magical aerial show 'Corazon de Angeles' by the Belgian company 'Theater Tol'. Looks to be free. ' Featuring fabulous fairytale folk, unique musicians and angels ... the show will amaze and astound audiences'. (website)
Sat 4th and
Sun 5th
Christmas Fayre - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall. Free admission. See Cannon Hall all done up for Christmas, seasonal entertainment and Santa. Tel. 01226 790 270.
Sat 4th Christmas Fayre - 10.30am to Noon, Hoylandswaine Village Hall. Postponed to Saturday December 11th. See below.
Sat 4th Santa's Grotto - Noon to 3.30pm, Hackett's Flower Shop, Church Hill.
Sat 4th OAPs' Christmas Concert - 1pm to 3.30pm, Comm. Centre. Cancelled because of the weather. Tickets refunded. (PFm radio announcement).
Sat 4th Youth Club Gathering - 2pm to 4pm, Penistone Youth Centre. Free entry. Exhibition and sale of 'Junk to Funk' clothing and crafts made by members. Tea and Mince Pie £1.50.
Sat 4th Christmas Lights - This has been postponed to Saturday 11th because of the snow. See below. (Penistone Fm community news announcement)
Sat 4th Angel Concert - 7pm, Parish Church, Holm Bridge, HD9 2NQ. £5 Entry, £3 under 11. Sally Darley School of Singing, Holmfirth, with special soprano guest Ann Wilkes.
Sat 4th The Mighty Zulu Nation - 7pm (starts 7.30pm), Birdsedge Village Hall. Tickets £9. Music, percussion, dance and stories with shivering dancers from South Africa. (website)
Sun 5th RBL Quiz Night - Arrive before 8.30pm to get a seat. Royal British Legion club. (Non-members must be signed in).
Mon 6th Carol Service Train - 7.18pm Huddersfield to Silkstone Common train, for carols at the Station Inn, Silkstone. Complementary glass of hot mulled wine at the pub. (Penistone Line)
Weds 8th Sleeping Beauty - Paramount. £12.50, £15.50 and £17.50. Vienna Ballet Company presents Tchaikowsky's fairytale. Watch the swan die on stage. (Para website)
Weds 8th to
Fri 31st
Cinderella - Batley Variety Club 'Frontier'. Tickets £7.50 and upwards with discounts for groups. Duggie Brown (Comedian and Corrie), with Danielle Grace Williams as Cinderella and a full supporting cast of various unknowns, enhanced by the Frontier Dancers. 01924 442 122
Thurs 9th Carols - 10am, Dodworth Library. Pupils from St John’s School in Penistone will be singing carols. All are welcome.
Fri 10th Carol Concert - 7pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. Carols, sherry and mince pies. ('Friends of Oxspring')
Fri 10th Folk Chorale - 7.30pm, Cannon Hall. £10 entry. An evening of music from the Sheffield Folk Chorale in the Victorian Ballroom. Tel. 01226 790 270
Sat 11th Tree of Life - 10am to 1pm, Dyson's Funeral Parlour, Barnsley Road. Put snowflakes on the tree in memory of loved ones who have passed away. Tel 762481
Sat 11th Christmas Fayre - 10.30am to Noon, Hoylandswaine Village Hall. Father Christmas, various stalls, home-made cakes, raffle, tombola and refreshments. (For the church).
Sat 11th Christmas Lights - 4pm, by Penistone Church. Santa Claus and Penistone Mayor Cllr Carol Bradbury are the special guests. Penistone Fm will be there with Thurlstone Brass Band, Churches Together Choir and Penistone Theatre Group Juniors (PJs). Join the singing and don't forget the Long Johns. (Christmas Lights page)
Sat 11th John Shuttleworth - 8pm, Assembly Room, The Civic Theatre, Barnsley. Adults £17.50, concessions £15. Also Dave Tordoff & Brian Appleton. Tel. 0845 1800 363.
Sat 11th Grand Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Paramount.DD Rotary Club presents Shat Band and Bolsterstone MVC's evening of song and music.
Sun 12th Santa Train - Departs Huddersfield 10.15am, returns from Sheffield 12.35pm. Small gifts for each child and refreshments available for adults. (Penistone Line)
Sun 12th Craft Fair - 11am to 3pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. See also 19th December.
Sun 12th Christmas Steam Day - 11.30am to 4.30pm, Wortley Top Forge. Entertainment by The Honking Hedgers (Brass Band) playing carols. Water wheels, steam machines, refreshments, stalls, things to buy and train rides to Santa's Grotto. (www.topforge.co.uk)
Sun 12th Christmas Carols - 6pm, Thurlstone & Millhouse Gn Methodist Church. Join the choir in singing old, new and local Christmas favourites. Refreshments later.
Sun 12th 'Christmas at the Lodge' with Take 2 Big Band - 8pm, Silkstone Lodge, Cone Lane. £3 entry. Also a festive-themed quiz and a raffle. (Take2 website)
Weds 15th Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm to 10pm, Inside Tesco Store, 'Tescopoly Drive', off St. Mary's Street. Playing Christmas Carols. (From article in 'Community Spirit')
Weds 15th Christmas Sing - 9pm, Traveller's Rest (the Fours), Oxspring. Sing those traditional and local Christmas songs with Hade Edge Brass Band. (Oxspring Heritage Group)
Thurs 16th Choir & Carvery - From 5.30pm, Wortley Hall. Waldershelf Choral Society with Carvery & Dessert. Tickets £8.75. Wot, no veggies? (W. Hall website, Choir website)
Sat 18th Santa Hat Circular Walk - 9.45am, Penistone Station. Nine Mile walk: the 'Langsett Loop'. Organised by Penistone Line, led by Liz Colquhoun. (Penistone Line)
Sat 18th Santa Visit - 11am to 2pm, The Loft Coffee Bar. £3.50 includes a little prezzy and a voucher for a regular size drink.
Sat 18th Christmas Dinner - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. £10 tickets. Menu choices: Soup/Melon, Turkey/Pork, Christmas Pud/Sherry Trifle/Apple Pie.
Sat 18th Youth Disco - 7pm to 10pm, Community Centre. For 10 to 17 year olds. No details about the organiser (Barnsley Chronicle).
Sat 18th Annual Charity Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Church. £6 entry inc. refreshments. Millhouse Green MVC and Penistone Ladies' Choir.
Sat 18th Karaoke Night - 7.30pm, Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane. All welcome. For enquiries about this or about joining the club, tel 765398.
Sat 18th Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, Huddersfield Town Hall. Shat Band directed by John Roberts and Halifax Young Singers conducted by Lynn Hudson.
Sat 18th Blackjak - Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. Free admission. Popular local band. Tel 763259 (W&H website)
Sun 19th Nativity Service - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next to Library. For the young 'uns.
Sun 19th Craft Fair - 11am to 3pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne.
Sun 19th Christmas Concert - (Time not stated), St Mary's Church, Bolsterstone. Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir. (website)
Sun 19th James & Emily Worton - Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. Free admission. Popular local band. Tel 763259 (W&H website)
Sun 19th RBL Quiz Night - Arrive before 8.30pm to get a seat. Royal British Legion club. (Non-members must be signed in). A belter.
Mon 20th Christmas Dinner & Tour - Noon, Cannon Hall. Entry £20. Festive museum tour followed by traditional Christmas Dinner in the servants' hall. Tel. 01226 790 270.
Mon 20th Christmas Jazz Music Train - 7.19pm train from Huddersfield, departs Penistone 7.49pm, reappears at Penistone 9.25pm. Music from the Train Gang. Beers too. (Penistone Line)
Mon 20th Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, Millhouse Institute. Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir. (MG MVC website)
Weds 22nd Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm to 10pm, Inside Tesco Store, 'Tescopoly Drive', off St. Mary's Street. Tirelessly playing more Christmas Carols. (From 'Community Spirit')
Weds 22nd Sarah Mac - Huntsman, Thurlstone. Acclaimed singist. (Huntsman website)
Thurs 23rd Band Concert - 7.30pm, Silkstone Church. Old Silkstone Band. Well, its nice that they can find something for older people to do.
Thurs 23rd Crazy Crow - Huntsman, Thurlstone. Sheffield band with an Irish bent. Every fourth Thursday of the month. (Huntsman website - Crazy Crow website) Tel 764892
Fri 24th Christingle Service - 4pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Library. Led by Rev D Hall, who returns later for the....
Christmas Eve Communion Service - 11,30pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Library.
Fri 24th Carols Around the Tree - Birds Edge. 4.30pm, free Christmas drinks (mulled wine, cake, min spies, tea & coffee), 6pm, Christmas lights and carols. (Village website)
Fri 24th Christmas Eve Entertainment - Royal British Legion. Singer Aaron Ward does his stuff to a shell-shocked audience. (Non-members must be signed in).
Fri 24th Carols at the Huntsman - Huntsman, Thurlstone. With Pete Davison at the piano. (Huntsman website) Tel 764892.
Fri 24th Carols on Shepley Village Green - 7.30pm, Marsh Lane, Shepley. Shepley Band. (S Band website)
Fri 24th Old Time & Sequence Dance - 7.30pm for 8pm, Venue, Stocksbridge. Limited numbers. Entry by £5 ticket only, Tel 0114 283 8692. Live organist, bingo and raffle.
Sat 25th Christmas Day. Open prezzies, go for a beer, watch Queen's speech, pull crackers, eat turkey (or nut cutlet), sing carols ('tis the season to eat holly...'), listen to uncle's risque jokes and snooze off the mulled wine. ZZZzzzz. The perfect day.
Sun 26th Thurlstone Carols - 9.30am, St. Saviour's, Thurlstone. Carols around Thurlstone with Thurlsone Brass Band, starting from the church. (Band webpage)
Sun 26th Boxing Day Service - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next to Library. Led by Rev D Preistnall.
Sun 26th Boxing Day Meet - 11am. The George Inn, Upper Denby. Rockwood Harriers (fox hunt gathering). Poke fun at the toffs. "The unspeakable chasing the uneatable?"
Sun 26th Boxing Day Music - 12.30pm onwards, White Hart. Pennine Jazz followed at about 2.30pm by Christmas carols with Thurlstone Brass Band. (WH Website - T B Band webpage)
Sun 26th Boxing Day Sing - Royal British Legion. Joyous singing with the indefatigable Thurlstone Brass Band. Then it's John on the piano. (Non-members must be signed in). (Band webpage)
Thurs 30th Family Walk - 10am, Village Green Car Park, Oxspring. A gentle 4 mile ramble starting and finishing in Oxspring, includes visiting a pub. (Oxspring Heritage Group)
Fri 31st Grand NY Eve Dance - 8pm, St Aidan's. £10 tickets, Oxspring PO. Ceilidh band 'Pinch o’ Snuff' and two-course hot supper. (Oxspring Friends)
Fri 31st New Year's Eve - Royal British Legion. Vocalist Daniel Dixon. (Non-members must be signed in).
Fri 31st New Year's Eve - Birds Edge Village Hall. Entry includes supper. Tickets £5 adults and £3 children (under 14), must be pre-booked on 01484 604289. (Village website)
Fri 31st New Year's Eve - Support your local pub!

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