2011 What's On List

Notable Events
The ClausesThe big national event this year was the royal wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William, leading to small events adopting a royal theme. Ingbirchworth had a small festival in that style. Otherwise, these were particular local events for 2011:

Key to abbreviations:
'TBC' = To be confirmed. 'Conc' = Concessionary charges (OAPs and children). 'MVC' = Male Voice Choir. 'LHG' = Local History Group. 'Shat' = Nickname for Skelmanthorpe. 'Rec' = Recreation Ground.
January Back Intro Page - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Sun 2nd New Year's Horse Show - Bromley Fm. Postponed to 13th March. Legup Equestrian. Legup
  ,,   ,, 'Flinton Stax' - Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. Wag & Ho
Sat 8th Vinyl Record and CD Fair - 10am, George Hotel, Huddersfield. Entry: Adults - £2.00, Conc. - £1.50 (seniors/students). Buy, sell and haggle music. Premier Fairs
  ,,   ,, James Jeffrey (singer) - Green Dragon, Thurgoland.
Tues 11th Euphorbias - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. Nurseryman Don Witton talks about Euphorbiaceae plants. Old & new members welcome. W Hall & WH Friends
Thurs 13th 'This is Penistone' - 6pm, Local Radio: 95.7MHz FM and online. New for 2011, a weekly news, sport and entertainment programme on Penistone Fm. See This is Penistone or send a news email
  ,,   ,, Open Evening - 6pm to 8pm, Barnsley College. B College (From Penistone Fm interview)
  ,,   ,, 'In Search of My Mother' - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. By Mike Guilder-Fleeve of Thurgoland Local History Gp. Small entry charge. Old & new members welcome. Refreshments.
Sun 16th RBL Quiz Night - Around 9pm start. Penistone Royal British Legion. (Non-members must be signed in).
Tues 18th Public Meeting about Policing - 10am, Fire Station, Spring Vale. Penistone Monthly Community Meeting (Partners and Communities Together) (their capitals). It doesn't sound grand enough just to say "It's a Policeman". All welcome. PACT Tel. 766387
Fri 21st Fashion Show - Opens 7pm for 7.30pm, Penistone Community Centre. £3 entry. By SD Fashion Show Co Ltd. In aid of Spring Vale Methodist Church.
Sat 22nd 'Alice in Wonderland' Film Night - 6.30pm (3 hrs), Upper Denby Parish Church. £2+ in the box. Up Falledge Lane from 'Birchworth and you're there. Refreshments. Church website
  ,,   ,, Youth Disco - 7pm, Community Centre. (From newspaper with no details of: who, why, how much or what it was for)
Tues 25th Burns Night (Evening Meal) - 7pm, Wortley Hall. £21.50pp. Traditional Scottish bill of fare with a piper playing in and addressing the haggis. Wortley Hall
Tues 25th to
Sat 29th
'Cinderella' - 7pm, Village Hall, Thurgoland. Also 2pm Saturday matinee. By Thurgoland Theatre Group, with Sarah Hayter sweeping the floor. (Barnsley Chronicle article)
Thurs 27th to
Sat 5th Feb
'Aladdin' - 7pm, Penistone Paramount. Presented by Penistone Theatre Group. Adults £8, conc £5. All seats £4 on opening night. Paramount
Sat 29th Here Be Dragons (musical) - 5.30pm pie & peas, 7pm performance. Wortley Hall. Presented by Steel Valley Beacon Arts. £5 performance only or £9.50 with pie & peas. Wortley Hall, Beacon Arts
  ,,   ,, Vin Garbutt - Opens 7pm, Birds Edge Village Hall (on the main road). £10 entry. Popular folk singer. Birds Edge & Vin Garbutt
  ,,   ,, 4Square - 7.30pm, Hepworth Village Hall. Popular funky-folk quartet from Manchester, with support act by Harry Rowand. £10 entry. Hepworth Live, 4Square

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February Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Fri 4th Blood Donor Session - 11am to 7.15pm, with two breaks (dinnertime and teatime), Community Centre. Blood
To Sat 5th 'Aladdin' - 7pm, Penistone Paramount. See 27th January.
Sat 5th Dirty/DC - Time not stated, 'The Parkway' (formerly Odeon), Barnsley. £10 tickets. AC/DC tribute band. Band, Theatre
  ,,   ,, Imbolc Fire Festival - 7pm, Marsden. Based on a 2000 year old Celtic festival. Procession, fire 'circus', singing and music. Kirklees, Facebook, Gallery
  ,,   ,, 'Here Be Dragons' (musical) - 7pm, The Hub, Kirkburton. Entry £5. Presented by Steel Valley Beacon Arts, with a cast of fifty. Beacon Arts
  ,,   ,, Harry Rowland - Wortley Arms, S35 7DB. Acoustic guitar and singer. Wortley Arms
Sun 6th Penistone Footpath Runners' Winter Handicap - 10.30am, Cubley Hall. Register 10am. About five miles. Pen Footpath Runners
  ,,   ,, The Bluegrass Buddies - 8.30pm, Wortley Arms, S35 7DB. Free. Wortley Arms
Thurs 10th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Organised by St Mary's RC church.
Fri 11th 'Grease' Film Night - 6.30pm (3 hrs), Upper Denby Parish Church. £2 donation suggested. Take Falledge Lane from Ingbirchworth and you're there. Refreshments. Church
  ,,   ,, The Ron Sayer Band - Time not stated, Silkstone Lodge, Cone Ln, Silkstone, S75 4LY. Tickets £10 on the night or £7.50 in advance from Silkstone lodge. Support from local band 'The Velcro Teddy Bears'. In aid of 'Help for Heroes' and Penistone Fm. Ron Sayer
Sat 12th Coffee Morning - 10.15am to noon, Penistone Church. In aid of the Salvation Army. The Sally band is performing at Penistone Church on the 19th (see below).
  ,,   ,, Saint Valentine's Disco - 7.30pm, The Britannia, Spring Vale. Charity disco in aid of breast cancer. Spot prizes throughout the evening.
  ,,   ,, Silver Leaf Jazz Band - 7.30pm, Shelley Village Hall. Tickets £8. Bar opens 7pm. Shelley Times, Silver Leaf Jazz Band
  ,,   ,, Saint Valentine's Ball - Time not stated, Talbot Suite, White Hart. Three-course meal and disco, £37 per person. Not much dancing after that lot, what? W Hart
Mon 14th Saint Valentine's Day - All day, everywhere in the civilised world. Something about it. She loves me, she loves me not. Usually not.
  ,,   ,, Shakin' Stevens - 7.30pm, Holmfirth Picturedrome. Tickets £23.50. Shakey does his 30th Anniversary Tour with a ten-piece band. Picturedrome
Tues 15th Public Meeting - 10am, Fire Station. Monthly meeting talking about local policing matters. All welcome. Visit their website.
  ,,   ,, Debbie Askew - 7pm, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. £8.50 includes supper. This spiritualist medium is back by popular demand. Wag & Ho
Weds 16th 'World War One Battlefields' - 8pm, RB Legion. £1 entry. Talk by Fred Etherington to mark BL 90th Anniversary. All welcome, including non-members. For poppy appeal.
Sat 19th Salvation Army Band - 6.30pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £5 from church. Yorkshire Fellowship Band led by Norman Short.
Sun 20th An Evening with Adrian Plass - 7pm, Wortley Church. £6 entry includes refreshments. 'World renowned author and speaker', they say. Adrian Plass, Wortley Ch
Sun 20th The Penistone Potter (local walk) - 11.30am, New Fire Station. 5½ mile walk organised by Shelley Strollers, with nice views over Langsett. All welcome. S Strollers
Mon 21st Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Town Hall Council Chambers. Penistone Town Council. Download the Localism Bill guide
Fri 25th Race Night - 7pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Charity event in aid of Thurlstone Owl Sanctuary. Reds Supporters' Club.
  ,,   ,, Roger Davies + Ottersgear - 7.30pm, Hepworth Village Hall. £10 entry. Double bill of folksy music. Hepworth Live, Roger Davies
Sat 26th Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup, Meat & spud pie, Pudding. But there's nothing vegetarian! Cake stall and raffle. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, Celebration Concert - 7pm, Thurlstone & Millhouse Gn Methodist Church. Thurlstone Brass Band provides the music. In memory of Graham Bates.
  ,,   ,, Phil Beer - Opens 7pm, Birds Edge Village Hall (on the main road). £10 entry. 'Acoustic roots music'. Birds Edge & Phil Beer
  ,,   ,, RBL 90th Anniversary Dance - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Limited number of £6 tickets from R British Legion club. Sequence and ballroom dancing. Music by Trevor Pym. Pie & pea supper and raffle. The first of four dances this year to commemorate the 90th year of the British Legion in the UK. See also April, July and Sept. See RBL page
  ,,   ,, 'Mercury' - 8pm, Paramount. Flamboyant tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen. Adults - £12.50. Fat-bottomed female cyclists might especially like this. Paramount
Sun 27th 'Signs of Spring' Walk - 1pm to 30m, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. £3, booking essential. Wear warm clothing and stout footwear. Not for young children. Cannon Hall
Mon 28th 'Sabre' - Time not stated, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Well-known local sixties rock band celebrate Peter Lee's 65th birthday. Happy birthday, Peter. Food available. Huntsman
Mon 28th to
13th March
Fairtrade Fortnight. National event but usually some local activity based at St Andrew's and free chocolate bars given away by the Co-op. No publicity this year, as their website died last year. Fairtrade Fortnight

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March Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Tues 8th Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday. The traditional day to make pancakes in the UK. Here's a nice recipe.
Sat 12th Zulu - Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm, Birdsedge Village Hall. Entry £9. Birdsedge Music, Zulu
  ,,   ,, 'Woodhead - The Lost Railway' - 7.15pm, St Mary's Church, Talbot Rd. £1 entry. Talk by Stephen Gay, at the WI meeting. Visitors welcome. Refreshments. Women's Institute.
Sun 13th 'New Year's Horse Show' - Time not stated, Bromley Fm. Postponed from January because of bad weather. Legup Equestrian
  ,,   ,, 'Reverse Bungee' - 11am to 6pm, The Chestnut Tree, Barugh Green, S75 1HS. For Leeds Children's Hospital. KC Promotions loc'n, charity 1042019
  ,,   ,, St Patrick's Parade - 1pm, Irish Centre, Fitzwilliam St (behind the Railway station), Huddersfield. Watch it on webcam. Parade website
  ,,   ,, Penistone Ladies' & Penistone Schools' Choirs - 7pm, Spring Vale Methodist Ch. Tickets £5, inc refreshments. In aid of the Stroke Association.
  ,,   ,, Alan Price - 7.30pm, Holmfirth Picturedrome. Tickets £18.50. Part seated, part standing show. Seated ones will stand at the end. Picturedrome
  ,,   ,, Quiz Night - 9pm,  RB Legion. Non - members must be signed in. Triple quiz, raffle and draw.
Weds 16th 'The Archeology of Stonehenge' - 7.30pm, Bolsterstone Village Hall. Talk by Prof. Mike Parker-Pearson of Sheffield Uni. Refreshments available. The Prof., Sheffield events
  ,,   ,, 'Freedom Walk' - 8pm, RB Legion. All are welcome. Talk by Terry Whittles on the PoWs' escape route from France to Spain. Part of BL's 90th anniversary.
Weds 16th
to Sun 20th
American Circus - Weekdays 5pm & 7pm, Saturday 2.30pm & 6pm, Sunday 2pm & 4.30pm. The Old Post Office, J38 from M1. First day price - all seats £5.99, otherwise prices not stated. 'Heated Big Top' & 'New extreme acts', it says on the poster. Free parking.
Thurs 17th Saint Patrick's Day - We can all be Irish on this day to be sure an' all, bejaysus. Quaff another Guinness and enjoy the fun. Da-diddely-diddely-diddely...
  ,,   ,, Census Form Help - Penistone Library. Experts are on hand to help anyone having trouble filling out the form.
  ,,   ,, Holmfirth Vintage Market - 10am to 4pm, Holmfirth. It says: '... antiques, collectibles, jewellery, retro, 'shabby chic' and plenty of hidden gems.' Kirklees Events
  ,,   ,, 'Local Quakers' - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Talk by Geof Hutchinson for Thurgoland Local History Group. 'Old and new members welcome'. Small admission charge inc. light refreshments. Usual uncertain details from the 'Look Local' freebie paper, originally listed as 24th February. Thurgo history
Fri 18th Red Nose Day - Popular UK-wide day of charity fund-raising, with races, footie matches and loads more. Put a red nose on the car. Red Nose Day, BBC Red Noses
  ,,   ,, Mark Gaye - RB Legion Club, Penistone. Non-members must be signed in. Easy-going piano. Mark performs at a charity evening for Parkinson's Society.
  ,,   ,, The Curragh Sons - Time not stated, White Heart. A unique blend of kick-ass Irish music for St Patrick's Day. Woo-ooh. Band, Wh Hart
  ,,   ,, 'Last Laugh Comedy Club' - 8pm, Paramount. All seats £10. R David introduces Junior Simpson and Sean Percival. (Originally billed as Toby Foster). Paramount
18th- 19th
Denby Dale Lions' Beer Festival - Pie Hall, Wakefield Rd, Denby Dale. Lions' Club. The optimist says "The glass is half-full", the pessimist says "The glass is half-empty." I say: "Are you going to sup that pint or aren't you?"
  ,,   ,, Langsett Film Festival - Waggon & Horses, Langsett. With an emphasis on local film-makers, past and present. Also: animation, drama, comedy and curiosities. A 'Fantastic mix of films made by local and international film makers', it says here. Festival website, How to submit a film
Sat 19th Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Menu: Soup, Steak Pie or Chicken & Leak Casserole, Sweets, Tea/Coffee. Cake stall and raffle.
  ,,   ,, Southampton versus Sheffield Wednesday - 5.20pm, Watch footie at our local pubs or the British Legion - for some proper atmosphere and beers.
  ,,   ,, Annual Celebrity Concert - 7.15pm, Paramount. £7 stalls, £8 balcony. Millhouse Green MVC and Hepworth Band. Millhouse Gn MVC, Hepworth Band, Paramount
  ,,   ,, 'Eat, Pray, Love' - 7.30pm, Upper Denby Church, HD8 8UN. Film night. Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup and James Franco. Put at least £2 in the box. Kirklees Events
  ,,   ,, Barnsley Concert Band - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Silkstone Church, S75 4JN. Entry £4. Barnsley Concert Band in concert. From This is Penistone
Sun 20th Car Boot/Table-top Sale - 11am to 4pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Forty pitches, with Cawthorne Brass Band, hog roast and refreshments.
  ,,   ,, College Open Evening - 6pm to 8pm, Barnsley College. College
Weds 23rd Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Community Centre. £2 entry with free tea/coffee and cake/scone. Various stalls. Fund-raiser by Penistone Gardening Club for 'Help for Heroes'.
Thurs 24th 'Blossom, Booze & Food' - 'Demonstrations from 7.30pm', Dog & Partridge, Bordhill, S36 4HH. £5 entry. Poster doesn't reveal what might be demonstrated but Hackett's florists are involved. Might be flower arranging. Also: food and drink tasting, raffle. Raising money for the 'Brains Trust Fund'.
Fri 25th Charity Disco - 7.30pm to 11.45pm, Thurlstone Primary School, S36 9RD. Tickets £7.50 each. Disco, local band, licenced bar and supper. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group in aid of Cancer Research. See The Huntsman.
Sat 26th Antique and Collectors' Fair - 10am to 4pm, Pen Community Centre, S36 6AR. Entry 50p. Home-made refreshments available. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club.
  ,,   ,, Big Political March - London. Trade Unionists from our region go to London for a big protest against public service and pension cuts.
  ,,   ,, Memorial Concert - 7pm, Millhouse Green Methodist Church. £5 entry inc refreshments. Thurlstone Brass Band salutes Raymond Elders, President of the band, 2004 to 2010. Thurlstone Brass Band
  ,,   ,, Reg Meuross & Bethany Porter - 7.30pm, Hepworth Village Hall, Hepworth Village, HD9 1TE. Entry £10. Hepworth Live
  ,,   ,, Race Night - 8pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. Proceeds split between Penistone Reds (Barnsley FC Supporters' Club) and Millhouse Green Village Association.
26th - 27th
Thomas the Tank Engine - Every half hour from 10am to 4pm, Kirklees Light Railway, Wakefield Rd, Clayton West. Also Percy, Toby, Mavis and maybe an outsize fellow. (See KLR website for pricing)
Sun 27th BST Starts - 2am, Clocks go forward one hour. Greenwich Time
  ,,   ,, UK Census Day - One of these every decade in the year ending with an '11'. Don't put 'asylum seekers' when it asks about 'dependents'. Census, 2001 census
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield Town versus Notts County - 4pm. Penistone's 'Town' supporters will be cheering them on with a beer or two. All together now: "Hudders!"
  ,,   ,, Quiz Night - 9pm,  RB Legion. Non - members must be signed in. Raffle and draw.
Thurs 31st Cinderella - 7pm, Paramount. By Vienna Festival Ballet. Tickets £17 tel. 01226 767532 or on the door. Paramount

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April Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Fri 1st The Ian McMillan Orchestra - 7.30pm, Paramount. Price not stated. Poems, music, comedy and improv from 'The Bard of Barnsley' and musicians. Ian M, Paramount
  ,,   ,, 'A Night at the Movies' - 8pm, Silkstone Lodge. Entry £2.50. Now in its 150th anniversary year, Old Silkstone Band performs film music. Old S Band
  ,,   ,, Blues Brothers (tribute band) - 8.30pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone.
  ,,   ,, Alan Bates (comedy hypnotist) - Time not stated, White Heart. £29.95 each inc. three-course meal. Entertainment follows the nosh. Avoid his eyes until after you pay. W Heart, Menu
Sat 2nd 'C'mon Everybody' - 7.30pm, Paramount. £15 and £12.50 conc. Chris Fender Black's Rock n' Roll Show. Get out the winkle-pickers and enjoy hits from the '50s and '60s. Paramount
  ,,   ,, Easter Concert - 7.30pm, Cawthorne Methodist Chapel. £6 entry. Cawthorne Choral Society performs Mozart's Requiem and music from Handel’s Messiah. C Choral Soc
Sun 3rd Mother's Day - Take mum out for a meal at The Huntsman.
Weds 6th Annual Sale of Radio Bits - Time not stated, Pie Hall, Denby Dale. CQ radio hams: Denby Dale Amateur Radio Club. "10-10 till .. (QRM) .. again" DDAR Club
  ,,   ,, Penistone Spring Music Festival - Junior Concert - 4pm, Paramount. Adults £3, Conc £2. With: Penistone Junior Band, Barnsley Junior Band, The Hill Primary School Band, Barnsley Junior Percussion Ensemble and Silkstone Primary School Choir. Paramount
  ,,   ,, Penistone Spring Music Festival - Evening Concert - 7.30pm, Paramount. Adults £5, Conc £4. Barnsley Metropolitan Band, Barnsley Town Concert Band, Barnsley Youth Percussion Ensemble and Barnsley Intermediate Band. Paramount
Thurs 7th 'Memory Lane Coffee Afternoon' - 1pm to 6pm, Thurlstone Primary School, Royd Moor Rd, Thurlstone. Of particular interest to older residents. The school's historic archives, old class registers and photos. Thurlstone Community Group hopes to publish old photos, memories and archive materials and hope that the community will add material. Thurlstone School.
  ,,   ,, Public Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Crime and safety group (aka 'the police') discuss local policing issues. By SY Police 'Excellence Yorkshire', so it must be good.
Fri 8th PB10's (Rock Band) - Time not stated, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Alex Simon and friends, making their second appearance. The Huntsman
Sat 9th Charity Bonanza - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre. Entry 30p. 'Bargains Galore' from local and national charities. With Beryl's Bunnies and Maureen's Moggies. Refreshments. Food by Penistone Cricket Club.
  ,,   ,, Hoylandswaine AGM - 10.30am, Hoylandswaine Village Hall. Open meeting, all are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Film Night: 'Waking Ned Devine' (PG) - Starts 7.30pm, Upper Denby Parish Church. Put £2 or more in the box. Note the later start time. Cast includes James Nesbitt. Refreshments. Events Page
  ,,   ,, Ceilidh/Barn Dance - 7pm for 7.30pm, Birdsedge Village Hall. £8 entry. Swing 'em Fair provides the entertainment.
Mon 11th Penistone Annual Town Assembly - 7pm, Community Centre. Penistone Town Council reports and accounts. Public concerns and comments. P Town Council
  ,,   ,, 'My Life at the UN' - 7.30pm, Thurlstone & Millhouse Methodist Church. Talk by David Smith for the WI. 'Everyone welcome'. (From Barnsley Chron.)
  ,,   ,, The Reunion Jazz Band - 8.30pm, Silkstone Lodge.
Tues 12th Public Meeting - 10am, Lower Hall, Community Centre. Police Reports.
Thurs 14th Touring Comedy Night - 7.30pm, St Andrew's. Two acts on three evenings, performed by Penistone Theatre Group: 'Fancy a Crumpet, Bishop?' and 'Last Tango in Little Grimley'. Sketches include 'The Four Yorkshiremen'. Luxury! For more details, email penistonetheatregroup@hotmail.com. Pen T Group
  ,,   ,, Fashion Show - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Clothes by London Connections in sizes 10 to 30, with free alterations. In aid of and organised by Holy Trinity Church.
Thurs 14th
to Sun 17th
Spring Beer Festival - The Nook, Victoria Square, Holmfirth. Worth the five-mile trip from Penistone. With live bands in the afternoons and over 40 cellar-cooled real ales, ciders and fruit wines. Ales from Ossett Brewery, Golcar Brewery, Oldershaw Brewery and from the Nook's own micro-brewery. The Nook
Fri 15th Easter Holiday Club - 10am to 3pm, St Andrew's. For children 5 to 11 y.o. with games, Bible stories, craft work and fun.
  ,,   ,, 'In the Mood' - 7.30pm, Paramount. £12, Conc £10. With Five Star Swing. This was cancelled through poor advance ticket sales. Paramount, 5*Swing
  ,,   ,, Touring Comedy Night - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. See Thursday 14th above for more details.
Sat 16th Marsden Cuckoo Festival - Streets of Marsden. Bands, dancing and wheelbarrows parading through the streets, hopefully following any horses. Stalls in the United Church and Argyle St. Festival
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC - 7.30pm, Shelley Village Hall. Millhouse Green MVC, Shelley Times
  ,,   ,, Touring Comedy Night - 7.30pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. See Thursday 14th above for more details.
Sun 17th Car Boot Sale - 11am to 2pm, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Victoria. Hot bacon sandwiches and refreshments available.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - Noon to 5pm, White Heart. Everything for the special day except the bride & groom. White Heart, Russian Brides
  ,,   ,, Top Forge Open Day - 11am to 5pm, Top Forge, Wortley. Entry: £5 adults, £1 children, £4 concessions. Guided tours available. Waterwheels, stationary steam engines, newly-restored Gas Engine, miniature railway, children's 'Easter Bunny' treasure hunt, musicians, stalls and refreshments. Wortley Top Forge.
  ,,   ,, The Saw Doctors - 7.30pm, Holmfirth Picturedrome. Tickets £23.00. This famous Galway band started in 1988. Picturedrome
Mon 18th Penistone & District Society AGM - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Refreshments after the meeting. 'All are welcome'. (Barnsley Chron)
Fri 22nd Good Friday - 10am, Penistone Church. The old tradition lives on. The needy meet in the church first then bags of flour are handed out. P Town Council. See Customs page.
  ,,   ,, Neil Diamond Tribute Evening - Time not stated, White Heart. £29.95 each includes three-course meal. 'Gary Ryan is the UK's top Neil Diamond tribute', says Gary Ryan. W Heart
Sat 23rd Saint George's Day - Officially moved to May 2nd (Bank holiday Mon) on the religious calendar this year, due to Easter Saturday out-trumping a Saint's Day. Link 1, link 2
Thurs 28th Dom & Kieran - Time not stated, White Heart. Free entry. A guitar duo to put the punters in a good mood, ready for Friday's Royal events. White Heart
Fri 29th Union FlagThe Royal Wedding - 11am, Westminster Abbey, London.
Officially a National Holiday to see that nice Katey lass bagging a Royal. A magnificent ceremony.
Fri 29th to
Sun 1st May
Barnsley Beer Festival - Noon to 10.30pm, Milton Hall, Elsecar. Entry: £3 per day (£1 for CAMRA members). Prize for 'Best Dressed Bride & Groom' (optional dressing up) on Friday. Optional 'Loud Shirt Day' on Sunday. Sponsored by Acorn Brewery of Barnsley, fine brewers of Barnsley Bitter. BB Festival website
Sat 30th Right Royal Knees-up - 3pm to 5pm, Ingbirchworth Church. Family fun with a Royal flavour for Ingbirchworth residents, who are urged to dress up in wedding finery and hats or even as princes and princesses. Polish up the tiara. Competitions, raffle, tombola, cakes, children's games and celebrations from the 1977 Silver Jubilee events. 1977 page
  ,,   ,, Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies - 7.30pm, Hepworth Village Hall, Hepworth Village, HD9 1TE. Also Barron Brady. Entry £12. Hepworth Live, Jez Lowe
  ,,   ,, RBL 90th Anniversary Dance - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Limited number of £6 tickets from R British Legion club. Sequence and ballroom dancing. Second of four dances to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the British Legion. See also July and Sept. See RBL page.

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May Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Sun 1st 'Spaw Sunday' - 2.30pm, Gunthwaite Spa. Free. Take the smelly and sulphurous spa waters (map) and listen to Thurlstone Brass Band in this very old local tradition, always on the first Sunday of May. Don't worry, it's perfectly safe (to listen to the band) and the strange spa waters are supposed to cure all ills but only in the morning of the day. See customs page.
  ,,   ,, Hade Edge Car Boot Sale - 11am (traders 10.30am), Football Club, Hade Edge, HD9 2JG. Last Sunday in month April to August (on monthly list). Refreshments and toilets available. Details
  ,,   ,, Individual and Team Dressage - Time not stated, Bromley Farm, Pea Fields Lane, Bromley, S35 7DE (map). Penistone & District Riding Club
Mon 2nd Mayday Gala - Hoylandswaine Village Hall and Cricket Field. Ah, but it has been cancelled this year according to the Hoylandswaine Village Hall website. The coconut must have been too shy.
  ,,   ,, 2011 St George's Day - The church calendar moves saints' days which land on Easter. Some diaries give this day, meanwhile everyone does the usual. See 23rd April.
  ,,   ,, Woodhead M Rescue Awareness Day - Time not stated, Cannon Hall Fm, Cawthorne. National Mountain Rescue awareness day. Demonstrations of rescue dogs, First Aid training, orienteering course, map and compass training and an observation test. In Scissett Youth Band's diary. Woodhead MRT, Cannon Hall Farm
Tues 3rd Penistone Grammar School's 'ALC' Buildings - First official use by the whole school on this day. See the PGS website for their latest motto. See PGS history page.
Weds 4th Charity Football Match - Kick-off 7.30pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Rd.
Thurs 5th Local Elections and Voting Referendum - Esteemed councillor and mayor Carol Bradbury stands down after eleven years on the Town Council. See old Town Council site.
Thurs 5th
to Sat 7th
'The Nightingale' - Times not stated, Cawthorne School Hall. Played by the Grass Roots Theatre Group (a youth theatre group). (Details from Barnsley Chron)
Fri 6th 'Memory Lane' - 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Paramount. Tickets £13.50, Conc £11.50. Much singing and dancing, with music from Music Hall through the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Paramount, Timeless Theatre
  ,,   ,, Gordon Jagger Memorial Match - Kick-off 7pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Rd. Under 18s versus 'Legends'. Remembering my old mate Gordon and in aid of the Macmillan Nurses.
  ,,   ,, Soul & Motown Evening - Time not stated, White Heart. Entry £29.95pp. Three-course meal followed by music from Scott Bench Taylor's tribute to the Legends of Motown. White Heart
Fri 6th
to Sun 8th
Holmfirth Festival of Folk (... singing, that is) - Various times In Holmfirth pubs, the Picturedrome (Friday only) and on the streets. Most events are free. A very long list of singers, dancers, beards, children's entertainers and other performers, including 4Square and Fairport Convention - see Sunday 8th below. Festival website
Sat 7th Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Huddersfield Town Hall. Bolsterstone MVC and Cantamus Girls Choir, Nottingham. Bolsterstone MVC, Cantamus Girls Choir.
Sat 7th
& Sun 8th
Ackworth Scammel Spectacular & Historic Vehicle Show - Gates open 10am to 5pm, Ackworth water tower, Ackworth Rd, A628. One mile from Pontefract. Free parking. Classic and vintage cars, vintage tractors, motorbikes, craft & trade stalls, displays. Food and bar. Camping available. From poster
Sun 8th Family Baking Session - 1pm to 3pm, Victorian Kitchen, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. This one is 'Afternoon Tea Treats - Biscuits and Scones'. Price: Adults £5, Children £3. Baking and cooking on the Victorian range. Suitable for families and children 5 to 11 y.o. Also see 12th June and 10th July. Bring a container for the results. cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk
  ,,   ,, Fairport Convention - 7.30pm, Holmfirth Picturedrome. Tickets £18.00. Likely to sell out. A big name in times gone by. Picturedrome
Mon 9th Oxspring Annual Assembly - 6.30pm, St Aidan's. Parish accounts, various reports and comments from residents. Oxspring Parish
Tues 10th Public Meeting - 10am, Community Centre. Policing matters, reports and discussions.
Thurs 12th
to Sat 14th
'Tons of Money' - Doors and bar open at 7.00pm, play starts 7.30pm. Hepworth Village Hall, HD9 1TE. Entry £5. A farce play abridged by Alan Ayckbourne and performed by Hepworth Players. Ice cream available in the interval. Hepworth Village Hall
Thurs 12th
to Sat 14th
'Kindly Keep it Covered' - 6.45pm for 7.15pm curtain up, The Venue, Stocksbridge. A comedy by Dave Freeman and performed by 'S.W.A.D.S. Theartre' (... their spelling!) Entry £6 full and £4 concessions. Box Office Tel. 0114 283 8692.
Sat 14th Industrial Heritage Meeting - 1pm to 4pm, Community Centre. Free inc. refreshments. All welcome. Speakers give talks on their specialist subjects relating to historic sites north of the Dark Peak. Spinoff from the 'East Peak Innovation Partnership'.
  ,,   ,, Spitfire Flight - About 2.40pm, Golcar area. A celebratory fly-past to mark 'Golcar Lily Day' as part of their carnival. Pilot was Squadron Leader Duncan Mason.
  ,,   ,, Neil Diamond Tribute - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Denby Lane, Upper Denby, HD8 8TZ. £5 tickets (Schofield's butchers have some). Hog roast, refreshments. Denroyd Fm
  ,,   ,, Penistone Youth Disco Dance - 7pm to 10pm, Community Centre. For ages 7 to 17. Free drinks. Sponsored by David Browns. (Details - Barnsley Chron and poster)
  ,,   ,, Talon - 8.30pm, Paramount. £17.50 entry. Eagles tribute band. Paramount, Talon
Sun 15th Pennine Sailing Club Open Day - 1pm to 4pm, Winscar Reservoir, above Dunford Bridge. Free. Have a go but prepare to get wet. Pennine Sailing Club
Tues 17th
to Sun 22nd
Moscow State Circus - Kingsbridge Rd Car Park, Huddersfield. From £7 to £28 + booking fee. Parking at Aspley car park. From Aspley, take Firth St (road on left just before the University). Go to the far end (used to be Amsterdam Bar) and follow one-way system, left on to Kingsbridge Rd. MS Circus, Ticketmaster
Weds 18th 'Penistone & Beyond' - 8pm, British Legion. Free. All welcome. An historic presentation by RN ('Dick') Brownhill of Pen History Soc, as part of the 90th anniversary of the British Legion.
Thurs 19th 'Thurgoland's Got Talent' (Final) - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. Young, old, individuals, groups and all kinds of acts. £100 main prize, other prizes include electric guitar and amplifier. www.thurgoland.org.uk.
Fri 20th Jumble Sale - 6.30pm, Methodist Church, Denby Dale. Admission 20p. (From poster)
Fri 20th
to Sun 22nd
Shepley Spring Festival - Shepley Village. Not all that far from Penistone really and a big event with lots of folksy music, beards and dancers. Top billing is the hugely entertaining Bellowhead (with Penistone lass Rachael McShane). Also Session A9, Le Vent Du Nord, Finest Kind and Random. Camping, parking and accommodation available. SS Festival
Sat 21st
to Sat 28th
Holmfirth Film Festival - Picturedrome, Holmfirth. A great success in its 2010 debut. Film enthusiasts have submitted short films and videos on the theme of 'Local Characters'. HF Festival
Sun 22nd Penistone Boundary Walk - 9am, Cubley Hall. Full walk of 16 miles or short version of 8 miles. In aid of Bluebell Wood children's hospice. Penistone Round Table. (see customs page)
Fri 27th Frankie Valli Tribute - 9pm, White Heart. Entry is usually about £30 with a meal. Mark Barrie sings the old favourites. White Heart (From This is Penistone)
Sat 28th Spring Fayre - 10am to Noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. £1 entry includes tea/coffee and cake. No more details on poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' - 2pm, Upper Denby Church. Film matinee. Free but £2 + in the box would be welcome. Refreshments. Church film list
  ,,   ,, 'Made in Dagenham' - Open 6.30pm, film 7.30pm, Upper Denby Church. £3.50 booked in advance via zoelewis31@btinternet.com or The George pub. Hard seats, bring a cushion. Refreshments. Church film list
Mon 30th Sailing Club Open Day - South Yorkshire Sailing Club, Underbank Outdoor Centre, Oaks Lane, Midhope, S36 4GH. See the facilities and try sailing at SYSC in its 60th year.
Tues 31st 'Save the Leisure Centre' - 6.30pm for 7pm start, St Andrew's. A public meeting to discuss the impending closure. A TV crew from Look North will be there at 6.30pm. Email

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June Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Sat 4th Family Fun Day - 1pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Organised by Barnsley Reds (football supporters' club).
  ,,   ,, Organ Concert - 3pm, Thurlstone & Millhouse Gn Methodist Church. £5 entry includes tea in the interval. Richard Lodge celebrates the works of Barry Rhodes.
4th - 5th
Thomas the Tank Engine - Every half hour from 10am to 4pm, Kirklees Light Railway, Wakefield Rd, Clayton West. Also Percy, Toby and Mavis. Ah, but what about the 'fat controller'? (See KLR website for pricing)
Sun 5th Walled Garden Open Day - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Free entry. Explore the garden. Plants and produce for sale. Children's activities. Also 'Specialist Plant Fair', entry £2.
  ,,   ,, 'Up and Down the Dearne' - 10.45am, Bus/railway interchange, Denby Dale, HD8 8QE. An eight-mile 'medium' walk organised by Kirklees Countryside Volunteers.
  ,,   ,, Bradford Accordion Band Concert - 2pm, St Andrews Church. £5 entry, in aid of the 'Bible Translation Project for Burkina Faso' (part of the 'Biblefresh Initiative'). From thisispenistone.
  ,,   ,, Hymn Sing - 3pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. Sing favourite hymns to musicians and organ. £5 entry includes afternoon tea. Sponsor a hymn for £1. Fund-raiser for a church audio system.
Mon 6th 'Antique Gold' Lunchtime Concert - 12.30pm to 1.30pm, Shelley Parish Church. £2 entry. Shepley Community Assoc
  ,,   ,, Second Anniversary - Penistone FM has survived for two years so far. Penistone FM. See the Penistone FM page.
  ,,   ,, Fund-raiser Concert - Time not stated, Station Inn, Silkstone Common. Dave Cherry, Judy Collins, JP Riley and other guests raise the roof to help restore Dodworth Church window.
Tues 7th Public Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. 'PACT' meeting by the police and council to discuss local policing matters. Looking for a big turnout this month for undisclosed reasons. Well, none of them do 'communication'.
  ,,   ,, Wortley Hall Remembered - 7pm to 9pm, Wortley Hall. Series of three 'workshops' on folk music & words. £15 for all three. With local lads Chris McShane and Robin Garside, amongst others. Right, finger in left ear, pint on belly and - all together now: "I've got a dog, his name is Rover....". By Steel Valley Beacon Arts. See also 14th and 21st June. Call 01142 882 100 for one of the twenty-five places. "... Oh, my Goodness" ( - rest of the song censored).
Weds 8th Public Meeting on Water Power - 7pm, St Andrew's. Peter Hill of 'Power from the Landscape' presents his findings on the potential to extract power from the River Don. FoE.
Fri 10th Blood Donor Sessions - 11am to 12.45pm, 2pm to 4pm, 5pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre, Penistone. Contact 0300 123 23 23. Blood.
10th - 11th
Kirkburton Beer Festival III - , Kirkburton Scout HQ, Hallas Rd, Kirkburton, HD8 0QQ. A variety of UK beers, ciders and perries. Also soft drinks, wine and food. Friday - Homemade pie & peas with a pub quiz. Saturday - Barbeque, live music & entertainment. Activities for children of all ages. Beer fest, facebook, Hudds CAMRA
Sat 11th The 78th Honley Show - 9am to 6pm, Moor Lane, Farnley Tyas, Nr Huddersfield, HD4 6UW. Adults £8, Children £3, Senior Citizens £6. Discounts on advance tickets. Vintage tractors, animals, handicrafts, trade stands, refreshments, family fun. Honley Show
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, St Andrew's Church, next to Library. Entry £1.50. In aid of the Alzheimer's Society. Poster in St Andrew's.
  ,,   ,, Parade Saturday. The next two items both take place in the Showground marquee, with a programme of light music in the afternoon and a rock concert in the evening. Toilets available. Visit Penistone Parade
  ,,   ,, 'Proms in the Park' Concert - Opens 1pm for 1.30pm start. Refreshments around 2.45pm and ending about 4.30pm. £3 entry - under 16s free. With Sheffield City Band, Razzmatazz and Penistone Ladies' Choir. Note that Millhouse Gn MVC was a programme mistake, they are on Sunday. City of Sheffield Brass Band, Penistone Ladies' Choir
  ,,   ,, Rock Concert - 7pm. Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the night. Over 18s only. 'The Bootleggers' (Main Act) and 'The Why and Wherefores'. Bar and toilets. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Cops & Robbers Midnight Walk - Er, midnight, 'The Events Site', Grange Lane, Barnsley. One for the ladies - in Cops & Robbers fancy dress theme. 10-mile walk for the hardy or a gentle 5-miler. Entry closed 31st March. In aid of Barnsley Hospice. Email: helen.macintosh@barnsley-hospice.org. Details from Barnsley Chron & posters.
Sat 11th
to Sun 26th
Holmfirth Arts Festival - Around the Holme Valley and Holmfirth. Sixteen-day festival of music, theatre, art, comedy and literature. Events on stage, around the river, on the streets and in the woods. Especially in the woods! Comedy from Josie Long, Dr Phil Hammond and Tom Allen. Folk trio Drever McKuster Woomble, Ian McMillan Orchestra, string quartets and street pianos. Also author Jackie Kay, a photography competition, concerts, recitals, performances, and art workshops. Looks big. H Arts Festival
11th - 12th
Wharncliffe Chase Endurance GB Event - Finkle Street Lane, Wortley, S35 7DH. Horsey event. Saturday Noon to 5pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail, heading our way. Sunday 'all day', through forest and railway. WREGB website says: 'You don't have to have an Arab'. So that's okay then. See Oxspring council newsletter.
Sun 12th Car Boot Sale - 11am to 2pm, Dunford Community Centre, Crowedge, HD9 7TP. £5.00 entry per Car Boot car. Refreshments available.
  ,,   ,, Union FlagPenistone Parade & Gala - 1pm from Talbot Road. Trundles through the town centre to rousing cheers from the rain-soaked throng. Theme: 'Transport through the ages'. Vintage and classic cars in the Parade and Gala. Gala from 1.30pm on the Showground. Entry £3.50 adults, free for U16s. Usual stalls and entertainments, British Legion ducks, music, refreshments, Millhouse Gn MVC, family fun, etc. Top act 'Blazing Saddles' (aka 'soaking hotpants'?) Penistone Parade, facebook, see Parade Page
  ,,   ,, Family Baking Session - 1pm to 3pm, Victorian Kitchen, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. No, they aren't baking a family, this one is called: 'Party Fun - Lemonade and sweets'. Price: Adults £5, Children £3. Suitable for families and children 5 to 11 y.o. Also see 8th May and 10th July. Bring containers for the lemonade and sweets. Details from CH poster. Booking: 790 270, cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 1.30pm, Wagon & Horses, Langsett. 'Brass on the grass' - Psychedelic? All the right notes in the right order. Thurlstone Brass Band, Wagon & Horses
  ,,   ,, The Huntsman Relay - PFR website says 4pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. A civilised mixture of running and supping. Decipher instructions at the The Huntsman. Also a Barbeque.
Tues 14th Wortley Hall Remembered - 7pm to 9pm, Wortley Hall. Second of three 'workshops' on folk music & words. See 7th June.
  ,,   ,, Summer Choral Concert - 7.15pm, Silkstone Common Methodist Church. £4 tickets. Silkstone Common Ladies Choir raise the roof. From thisispenistone.
Weds 15th Oughtibridge Sports Gala Night - 6.30pm, Coronation Park, Oughtibridge. 'Oughtibridge Chase' at 7:30 pm from Coronation Park. Family fun, games, races for the young ones and Oughtibridge Brass Band, for the older ones. Soft drinks, sweets and ices. Oughtibridge Gala, Penistone Footpath Runners
Fri 17th Harden Moss Sheepdog Trials - Greenfield Road (A635), Holmfirth, HD9 3XF. With displays, trade stalls and a parade. This event first appeared in 1908. All these sheep are innocent! Kirklees events
  ,,   ,, The Last Laugh Comedy Club - Opens 7pm for 8pm, Paramount. £10 entry, not suitable for children. Toby Foster introduces John Scott and John Warbuton. Enjoy all of your favourite jokes and more. Paramount Tel 76 7532.
Sat 18th Midhopestones Country Fayre - 10am to 5pm, Midhope Ln, Midhopestones (see map). Entry £1 adults, 50p children. Lots of country fun and games with Frumptarn Guggan Band (say it: 'From t' tahn'), Police dogs, Sheffield fiddlers (MPs?), vintage farm engines, ponies, barbeque, tug-o'-war, space-hopper racing (it's always fun to watch someone blowing one up!), wellie throwing, baking competition, anxious sheep, classic cars and a terrier & lurcher dog show. Also a variety of crafts, stalls, bouncy kids, climbing wall and pony rides. Vintage and wacky vehicle display. Classic car treasure hunt. Free parking. Midhopestones C Fayre Tel 76 6786
  ,,   ,, Brass Band Concert - 7.15pm, Paramount. £5 Adults, £3 Conc. The training 'B'-bands of Thurlstone, Deepcar and Shat in Concert. Paramount
18th - 19th
Cawthorne Open Gardens - 11am to 5pm, Start from the Village Green or Garden Centre, Cawthorne. Twenty private gardens to visit in one of Yorkshire's best kept villages. Entry £4 by programme from the Village Green or Garden Centre. Children free. Parking free. Refreshments here and there. Children's fun competition. Also church organ recitals. Proceeds to Cawthorne Church.
Sun 19th Pennine Tractor Road Run - Car boot sale from 8.30am to 4pm, then the farmers' big annual event. Tractor convoy leaves 10.30am from Marsh farm, Shepley. This year's 26-mile circuit takes in lunch at noon at Kirklees Light Railway (Clayton West). The convoy will return at about 2.30pm. Around 100 tractors in the convoy. Amusements, fairground rides, stalls and a raffle. In aid of two unspecified charities. facebook
  ,,   ,, Art Exhibition - 2pm to 5pm, Penistone Church. Exhibition of art work and publications from local art classes organised by Art in the Park. Also some mention of 'free entertainment, refreshments and a poetry walk' and a barbeque somewhere but the publicity is somewhat vague on details, as befits that line of business. (Charity 1116631)
  ,,   ,, The Loft Coffee Bar - first anniversary of its launch and it will be open on the day. Worth a try for a freebie?
  ,,   ,, RBL Quiz Night - 9pm, British Legion. Non-Members must be signed in.
Mon 20th Music Train - Dep Hudds 7.18pm (calling at all stations to Sheffield) and returns from Sheffield at 8.41pm. Fifties, sixties and seventies music and a bar with beer from Mallinson's Brewery. See (new) website for other dates.
Tues 21st Wortley Hall Remembered - 7pm to 9pm, Wortley Hall. Last one of three 'workshops' on folk music & words. See 7th June.
  ,,   ,, AGM - Penistone Centre Stage Musicals - Time not stated, Resources Centre, next to Community Centre.
Weds 22nd 'The Vanishing of the Bees' (film) - 7pm, St Andrew's. 6.30pm, refreshments. Friends of the Earth event.
Thurs 23rd TV Digital Switchover Help - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Library. Expert guidance session on how to be ready for the digital TV changeover in September. Switchover website
  ,,   ,, BBC TV 'Question Time' - Time not stated but the programme usually goes out at 10.30pm, The University of Huddersfield.
Thurs - Sat
23rd to 25th
'Tom, Dick and Harry' (PG rating) - Times not stated, Thurgoland Village Hall. The very old Thurgoland Thespian Society presents their latest performance. Based on a comedy play written by Ray Cooney and his son Michael. Tickets from Thorpe's Garage, Green Dragon and Thurgoland PO. Prices not given. PG rating because of some mild swearing and adult humour. facebook. (Info from Barnsley Chron - but no posters around Penistone)
Sat 25th Community Festival and Gift Day - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Church. With a twist, you give them the gift. Free entry if you can sneak past the tin rattlers. Refreshments all day, light lunch 11.30am to 1pm. Bric-a-brac, books, cakes, community groups, go up the tower, raffle. Gift envelopes gleefully accepted at the lychgate, 9am to 4pm.
  ,,   ,, Scarecrow Trail - Any time between 11am and 4pm, Methodist Chapel, Millhouse Green. £1 a sheet and a prize draw for winning entry. Find scarecrows around Millhouse Green. Theme is children's TV characters. Family teams welcome. Stalls and refreshments in the chapel. Thurlstone and Millhouse Green WI. Details from poster. Info: 765441.
  ,,   ,, Oughtibridge Gala - Gates open 11.30am, Coronation Park, Oughtibridge. Admission £2. Family entertainment with games, bouncy kids, tug-o'-war, refreshments, nosh, etc. Display from Stocksbridge Fire & Rescue. A long list of of musicians. Details from poster. Ooty Gala
  ,,   ,, Art Exhibition - 4.30pm to 7.30pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church. Exhibition of art work and publications created in art classes organised by Art in the Park. (Charity 1116631)
  ,,   ,, Scholes Gala - No details. With Hade Edge Band. Band website
  ,,   ,, Ceilidh - 7pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Rd. £2 each or £5 for a family. 'Bring-and-share' supper. The chip shop might still be open. Info, tel 76 2005 or 76 3052. By 'Churches Together'. From a poster in St Andrew's.
  ,,   ,, Union FlagRBL Anniversary Celebration Day - Time not stated, British Legion. Guest singer Lorraine Swann, Grand Raffle, Pie & Pea supper (£4) includes a pint donated by Wards of Sheffield. That would be 'peas & peas' for the vegetarians. Heineken-sponsored Grand Raffle, £1 for a five-ticket book. 3,000 printed = £600 if all sold. Prizes are worth much more than that: 1st - 37" Television, 2nd - Laptop Computer, 3rd - A Wii. This event is part of national British Legion's commemoration of their 90th year. See RBL Page.
  ,,   ,, The Velvet Burlesque Vaudeville Cabaret Show - 8pm to late, Paramount. Adults £17.50. An extravaganza of burlesque, Vaudeville and cabaret. Paramount Tel 76 7532.
  ,,   ,, Nick Miller (comedian), also Steve Rossi (singer/guitar) - Silkstone Lodge. £20 tickets, call 01226 790 456. Late bar and disco to 12.30am. Buffet.
Sat 25th to
Sat 2nd July
Bradfield Festival of Music - Mostly 7.30pm, Bradfield Parish Church. Various entry fees for the various events. A large itinerary of musical events. Bradfield F of M
Sun 26th

Car Boot Sale - 8.30am to 11.30am, Silkstone Scout and Guide HQ. Barbeque, tea, coffee and scones available. Contact Janet on 07704 797255 to book a space. From This is Penistone.

  ,,   ,, Greyhound Walk - 10am, Penistone Railway Station. Up the T-P Trail and back, about 1¼ hrs. Meet fellow dog owners. No entry fee but a tin will be rattled for Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue. Take some plazzy bags for the leftovers. Call Alex 01226 370414.
  ,,   ,, Penistone's First Annual Folk Festival - 2pm to 8pm, Market Barn, Penistone. An (almost) open-air, free event. Kicks off with The 'Bus Pass Buskers', also (but not in this order): 'The Monkey' Ukulele Group, Crazy Crow (Irish band), The Yorkshire Chandelier Dance Team, Barnsley Folk Ensemble, Johnny and Prison Didn't Help Boys, Penistone Poetry Group and, er, Morris Dancers. Not to worry though, there's a bar by the Huntsman with real ale and special scrumpy cider. Also cakes by St Andrew's, a barbeque by Penistone Scouts, refreshments, fake Cornish accents (why always Cornish?), beards and lots of wind. This event was organised by Carol Bradbury, Penistone Church, Penistone Round Table and an assortment of others. Apologies to Chris McShane for leaving him out. He was pivotal in organising the performers. Presenters from Penistone Fm were there. See the Folk Festival page.
Mon 27th Hepworth Feast - Hepworth Village. Refreshments, music by Hepworth Cookson Band and children's races on the recreation ground. Procession from Hepworth to Scholes - and back again. Well there's not much to do in Scholes. Always the last Monday of June, see the Wikipedia entry. Hepworth Cookson Band
Tues 28th Folk Night - 8pm, Wortley Hall Ballroom. Scant details. Entry £10, conc £8. Call 01142 882 100. Wortley Hall
Tues 28th to
Sun 3rd July
Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - Noon to 3pm each day, Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne. 'Come along and watch our sheep lose their winter coats.' Adults and Children £4.95, OAPs £3.95, Disabled and carers £2.95 each, One free adult for every 15 paying children. Family Ticket £18.00 (2 adults, 2 children), Children Under 3 free. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult who can stand the sight of blood. Cannon Hall Fm News item
Weds 29th to
Sat 2nd July
'Little Shop of Horrors' - 7.15pm each day, also 2.15pm matinee on Saturday, Paramount. Adults £9, conc £7.50. Presented by Razzmatazz Theatre Group, who are not little horrors at all. In fact they are quite good. Read something about the old film featuring Jack Nicholson and the musical version. Box Office 76 7532 Paramount

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July Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Fri 1st Elvis Tribute Night - Starts about 9pm, White Heart. Elvis dress code is optional. £10 deposit to secure a place. £30 per person, includes meal. (White Heart)
Sat 2nd South Yorkshire Festival - Noon to 5pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Free entry but £1 parking. Fun for all ages, with stalls, bands, choirs, dancers and entertainers. Bouncy kids, bars, ice cream and refreshments. Take wellies if it's wet. W Hall
  ,,   ,, Bolsterstone Village Fayre - 2pm, Bolsterstone Church. Opens with Bolsterstone MVC. Stalls and amusements in the village square and on the village field, with tea and cakes in the village hall. With Deepcar Brass band, crafts, cakes, farming, gardening and classic cars. Details from posters in Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Fun Day - 11am, Thurgoland Village Hall. Fancy dress Parade starts 1.30pm from same venue. Theme is 'Movie Madness'. Talent Show winners, un-named brass band, karate exhibition, dancing, fun run plus many stalls, bouncy kids, treasure hunt, 5-a-side final and more. However, this event will clash with the SY Festival just up the road. No posters up. See Visit Penistone
  ,,   ,, Cumberworth Carnival - Time not stated, Cumberworth. Parade and events at the First School with Shepley Band in the afternoon. Stalls, music, games and refreshments. Shepley Band, Cumberworth website - Website down!!
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC - 7pm, Emley Church. MGMVC
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Choral Society Summer Concert - 7.30pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Rocking Cawthorne with 1960s music. Read the Event Page quickly, it times out!
Sun 3rd 'Billy the Kid Dash' - 10.30am, Bridge Inn, Cote Ln, Thurgoland, S35 7AE. 3½ mile run/walk/crawl/slither around the Thurgoland block. Hog roast, music, raffle. B the K
  ,,   ,, 15th Vintage Car Rally - Noon to 5pm, Wortley Hall. Organised by Wortley Rotary Club: www.wortleyrotary.org.uk.
  ,,   ,, Ladies' Shopping Event - Noon, White Heart. Free entry for this retail therapy extravaganza, with handbags & purses, ladies' shoes, latest ladies' fashions, Marmalade hand-made jewellery, quality cards, Temple Spa beauty products and New Hair Salon Designs. White Heart Events
  ,,   ,, Holmfirth Duck Race and Gala - Gala starts 11am, 'The Sands, Holmfirth. The Duck Race is at 2pm, by the river. 10,000 yellow, rubber ducks race down the river for a prize. The Duck Race. & www.pendragon843.org.uk
  ,,   ,, RBL Quiz Night - 9pm, British Legion. Non-Members must be signed in.
Sun to Sat
3rd - 9th

'Holmfirth ArtWEEK' - 10am to 9pm (5pm on Sun/Sat) Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. Started in 1967 and now a huge exhibition of work by over four hundred professional and amateur artists, including Penistone's Hen's Teeth exhibitions of paintings, prints, wood things, glass, metal, jewellery, silver, pots, textiles from Penistone and district. Also several 'Fringe' events around the valley. As a fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support, all work on show is for sale. Holmfirth Artweek Enquiries: 01484 689 464, Email: info@holmfirthartweek.net, Twitter

Mon 4th Music Train - Dep Hudds 7.18pm (calling all stations to Sheffield) and returns from Sheffield at 8.41pm. Jazz music and beer from Mallinson's Brewery. See website.
Tues 5th 'The Arthouse' - New café, delicatessen and art gallery opened on Church Street. www.arthousepenistone.co.uk
Thurs 7th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Usual stuff and refreshments. In aid of St Mary's RC Church.
  ,,   ,, Community Buildings Review - 10am, Penistone Library. Barnsley council are looking for public input about the use of public buildings. From thisispenistone. BMBC Portal
  ,,   ,, 'Wortley Hall Remembered' Summer Show - Performance tours: 7pm, 7.20pm, 7.40pm and 8pm, Wortley Hall. Tickets £10 and £8 Conc. from 01142 882 100. 'Proms' by schoolies from Stocksbridge High and Thurgoland Primary. Drama from Steel Valley Beacon Arts and students of Hallam Uni. Wortley Hall.
Fri 8th 'Hobson's Chorus' - 7.15pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, S36 6HF. Tickets includes supper: £6, Conc £5. A musical evening directed by Jane Hobson, to commemorate the '150th year Celebration of Methodism' (the actual date is hard to pin down). Hobson's Chorus was formed by Jane Hobson in Clayton West, in 2003. It specialises in performing in churches and chapels. (See the Chapels Page for Spring Vale Methodist Church)
8th - 9th
Huddersfield Carnival - Procession starts 2pm, Gt Northern St, Huddersfield. A great day with lots of song, dance, noise, loud costumes, cheering and Caribbean fun in one of Huddersfield's big events. Stalls with traditional Caribbean food and crafts. Usually a big stage with events later in St George's Square, just outside the railway station. So, hop on a train from Penistone, watch the parade and performers and have a beer at the Head of Steam. A great day out. Carnival, email: hacct@btconnect.com
Sat 9th Record and CD Fair - 10am to 4pm, George Hotel, Huddersfield. Next to Railway Station. Premier Fairs
  ,,   ,, Birdsedge Village Festival, Village Hall, Birds Edge. Free entry. Field events, children's entertainer, crafts, stalls, games, BBQ, bar, Home Made Food. 'Music in the Marquee' with Holly Taymar, Lou Marriott, Geoff Higginbottom, Jolly Jester, The Rawmarsh Masher, Harry Rowland and Shepley Band. See Festival and thisispenistone for details. Holly Taymar, Shepley Band
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Village Gala & Thurlstone Chase - 1pm, Thurlstone Sports Field, High Bank, S36 9QH. 4km race starts at 3pm. Family fun with various stalls, village stocks, crazy gold, spinning exhibition, bouncy kids, competitions, football skills, refreshments, tarot card reading, Real Ale beer tent, hot & cold food, guess the weight of the pig, name the tractor, tug-o'-war, charity stalls, count the fleas. By Thurlstone Village Community Group. See Penistone Footpath Runners for Thurlstone Chase details.
  ,,   ,, Family Fun Day - 1pm to 5pm, St Andrew's. Entry 50p. Tabletop sale, IIH merchandise, tombola, ten-prize raffle, refreshments. Also face painting, cake sale, 'Guess the Bear' and more. This event is in support of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH UK) charity. IIH is a condition related to cerebo-spinal fluid pressure, which has debilitating symptoms. (HMRC Charity XT26103)
  ,,   ,, Hade Edge Gala - Parade 1.30pm, Gala 2pm, Band 7pm, Hade Edge FC, Penistone Rd, Hade Edge, HD9 2JG. Free entry. Procession, family fun, pig roast, tranklements, music, side shows, beer tent, refreshments, games and more. Real ale in the evening and: Gavin Dickinson, Modern Misfits, Undiscovered, Detox. What's On
  ,,   ,, 'Abba Revival' - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby, HD8 8TZ. Tickets £10 from Schofield's butchers, Penistone. Bar, DJ and Hog roast. Hen parties get a special deal (seed?) Denroyd Fm, Abba Revival. Tickets and enquiries: Rachael 07917 682 451.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone March and Hymn Contest - This might have been cancelled! - See the Take2 Big Band website.
Start time not stated
from the Red Lion, then to Silkstone Lodge about 3.30pm, Silkstone. Competition includes Thurlstone Brass Band, Barnsley Chronicle Band and Old Silkstone Band. Brass Bands play throughout the day and Take 2 play at about 7.00 pm. See also OSB facebook.
  ,,   ,, ‘Touch ‘n Go’ - Time not stated, Silkstone Lodge, Cone Lane, Silkstone, S75 4LY. £5 entry. This 'Jazz-pop ensemble band' (Wiki) performs in a charity fund-raising event. In memory of Dick McCool of Silkstone, for McMillan Nurses. Tel: 01226 790456. See also 'Silkstone March (etc.)' above. (Touch 'n Go)
9th - 10th
Thomas the Tank Engine - Every half hour from 10am to 4pm, Kirklees Light Railway, Wakefield Rd, Clayton West. With Percy, Toby and Mavis and perhaps a wide man in charge. See KLR website for pricing.
Sun 10th Oxspring Open Gardens - 1pm to 5pm, Tollbar Close/Field's End/Brookfield, Oxspring, S36 8WH. Entry £3 from 32 Field's End, children free. Twelve gardens are open with 'surprises in every garden' (dandelions?) Cream Teas & cakes, raffles, tombola, plants, MACcessories, kids' corner and stalls. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, in their 100th anniversary year. Details from Oxspring Parish Council and poster. Contact email: roy@royfox.wanadoo.co.uk
  ,,   ,, Shelley Garden Festival - 11am to 7pm, Starts Village Hall, Shelley. Tickets £5 from Village Hall (with map) and participating gardens. An unprecedented thirty gardens are open to the public (ten more than last year). Refreshments in the Village Hall and hot meals en route from Armitage’s Garden Centre, Dearne Lea Ice Cream Parlour and the Flying Ferret. See Huddersfield Examiner.
  ,,   ,, Family Baking Session - 1pm to 3pm, Victorian Kitchen, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. This one is 'Back to Basics - Bread and butter'. Price: Adults £5, Children £3. Baking and cooking on the Victorian range. Suitable for families and children 5 to 11 y.o. Also see 8th May and 12th June. Bring a container for the results. Booking: 01226 790 270, cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk
Tues 12th 'Blooming Great Tea Party' - 2pm to 4pm, St Andrew's Church. Table top, tombola and tea. Part of a national programme in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
  ,,   ,, Practical Plant Propagation - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. An evening of hands-on plant propagation. W Hall
Fri 15th Saint Swithin's Day - Let's hope that it stays dry. (see why)
  ,,   ,, Meatloaf Tribute - 8.30pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone.
Fri 15th&
Sat 16th
Bomfest 2011 - 11.30am to late, Worsborough Mill and Country park, Barnsley. Tickets via website: £10 adult, £5 Under 16s. Lots happening, with international stars and unsigned local performers. Too much going on to list on this 'umble website, so feel free to visit theirs. Bomfest
  ,,   ,, 'Sing and Dance Around the World' - 7.15pm, Paramount. Also Saturday matinee at 2.15pm. An evening of song and dance from Jill Brookes' School of Dance. Tickets Adults - £10, £9, £8 from Jill on 07815 855991.
Sat 16th Charity Clay Shoot - 10.30am to 4.30pm, 'The Levy Tag', Hood Green, S75 3HL. Signposted locally. Novice, intermediate and advanced classes. 'Have-a-Go' stand and air gun coaching. Refreshments from 10am. In aid of Weston Park Cancer Appeal and Barnsley Hospice. Further information from 01226 287331 or mobile 07946 641773.
  ,,   ,, Hepworth Summer Proms - Gates open 6pm, Concert 7pm, Hepworth Recreation Ground, HD9 1TE (map). Tickets: adults £5, children £2.50 from Ruth Brook 01484 686557. Hepworth Band do their thing with 'Last Night at the Proms' and fireworks (1812 overture?)
  ,,   ,, Concert Night - 7pm for 7.30pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Entry £5. Oughtibridge Brass Band and Waldershelf Singers. Venue, Singers, Ooty Band Venue: 01142 838 692
  ,,   ,, Barn Dance - 7.30pm, Spenceley's High Lea Fm, Hoylandswaine. Age 16 and above. Tickets £10 from Hoylandswaine Primary Sc 76 2027 or Rachel on 76 2531. Dancing to The Rhythm Chaps local ceilidh band and an undefined 'hot supper'. Bar available. Organised by the 'Friends of Hoylandswaine School'.
16th - 17th
Wortley Country Festival - Times on website, Wortley Hall. Admission: £4 Adult, £2 Under-16s & OAPs, £10 for a family ticket (2 adults & 2 concessions). Green wellie family fun. Youth and Seniors 5-a-side football competition (£10 entry per team), with trophy prizes. Scarecrow competition on the Royal Wedding theme (£1 comp fee), with judging at 3pm, Sunday. Assorted dogs, gun dog curry and horsey events. Also home-produce competitions, craft stalls, tranklements, trade stalls, archery, clay pigeon shooting, five-a-side footie, tug-o'-war, dancers, face-painting, kids' funfair, local school displays, sheep shearing, NFU stand, sheds, local ale, refreshments and more. Saturday evening has a live band, with disco, bar and barbecue. Camping available. Website wortleycountryfestival.co.uk is frequently updated and a fine example to others. Also detailed posters in Robinson's News.
Sun 17th Art Workshop and Exhibition - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Admission £15, limited numbers. By fine-art teachers Elizabeth Crossley and Ann Parkin. Call 01142 882 100.
  ,,   ,, Yummy Yorkshire's Birthday Party - 11am to 5pm, Delph Farm, Ingbirchworth. They say High Flatts but it is just above Ingbirchworth. Free entry and parking. Family fun with an inflatable obstacle course, giant inflatable slide, indoor go-kart track, giant sand-pit, barbeque and the Penistone Young Farmers' ducking stool. All together now: "I scream, you scream, everybody scream for: Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream". (Pen YFC facebook)
  ,,   ,, Shelley Gala - 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Shelley First School. Admission: Free for U18s, £1.50 for adults, £1.00 for Over-60s. With Scissett Youth Band, Georgie School of Dance, fancy dress, crockery smash, bouncy castle, bungee run, thirty-foot slide, cakes, tombola, refreshments and more. SYB
  ,,   ,, RBL Quiz Night - 9pm, British Legion. Non-Members must be signed in.
Tues 19th Cawthorne Sing - 6.30pm, Cawthorne. With Cawthorne Band.
Weds 20th Spud & Pud - Noon to 1.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. £3.50 entry includes nosh & pud. Poster says: 'Good selection of food' & 'Fifty meals - when they are gone, they are gone.'
  ,,   ,, Ritchie Penrose (singer) & Brian 'Woody' Wood (compere) - Time not given, probably 8pm, British Legion. This event is part of national British Legion's commemoration of their 90th year. See RBL Page.
Thurs 21st Market Barn Opening - 1pm, Market Barn, Penistone Town centre. This entry was put in after the event. Penistone's new market place was officially opened by the mayors of Penistone and Barnsley without any prior publicity but chance photos were taken. Four presenters from 'Community Radio' Penistone Fm observed the proceedings. Mr Google finds one entry for the event in the eminent journal 'Postcode Gazette' - and a news item on this website. Also see Carpenter Oak .
  ,,   ,, 'Floral Pastimes' (flower arranging demo) - 7pm to 9pm, Christ Church Hall, Manchester Rd, Stocksbridge. No mention of an entry fee. Floral demo from Karen of Stocksbridge Floral Art Society. 'Everyone Welcome', refreshments available. From poster.
Sat 23rd Penistone Pictorial - This website is Eleven Years Old today. "Hip - hip.....".
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup + roll. Ham, brisket, tongue or quiche salad. Tea and coffee. Sweets. Cake stall & raffle. 'All welcome'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Dunford Parish (Crowedge) Gala - 2pm to 5pm, Dunford P Comm Centre, Victoria (near Crowedge), HD9 7TP. Gala stalls, car boot, cakes, bar, food and refreshments, cream teas, 'Beat the Goalie', bouncy slide, tombola, mega-raffle with good prizes, classic cars and family fun & games. Dunford website is down, mentioned here.
Sun 24th Community Garden Open Day - 9.45am to 4.30pm, Spring Vale Com Gdn, next to Dumpit site. Turn down by the Britannia pub. 'Learn about herbs for different parts of the body'. Tours of medicinal herbs (no, not that sort) in the 'Physic Garden'. Tour times: 10am, 11am, noon then 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Fresh veg & flowers for sale. http://growpenistone.org.uk
  ,,   ,, Iron Age Family Fun Day - 10am to 4pm, Woods off Upperfield Rd between High Hoyland and Kexborough. 'Bring history back to life'. No fee stated and no mention on the poster about who has organised it. Iron smelting to turn rocks into metal, build a miniature roundhouse, cook on a campfire, Iron Age treasure hunt. Woodland and history tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Contact Lindsey on 07738 156 217.
  ,,   ,, 'Annie' Auditions - From 10am, Community Centre. Penistone Centre Stage Musicals will present this popular show from Tuesday 20th March to Saturday 24th March 2012 (No Saturday Matinee) and are on the lookout for new talent. For details about auditions, please call 01226 370121.
  ,,   ,, Mini Zoo - 10.30am to 5pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice-cream Co, Delph Fm, just above Ingbirchworth. Small furry, feathery and scaly critters in the barn for the children to ponder. (From Barnsley Chronicle). Yummy Yorks
Weds 27th RBL Club Trip to Blackpool - Picks up Shrewsbury Rd, opposite side to Penistone church.
Sat 30th Sponsored Channel Swim - Date was given as 5th September in the 'Community Spirit' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Variety Club Concert - Evening, Upper Cumberworth. No further details posted. Private garden charity event with Scissett Youth Band (6pm to 7pm). facebook, SYB
  ,,   ,, RBL 90th Anniversary Dance - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Limited number of £6 tickets from R British Legion club. Sequence and ballroom dancing. The third of four dances this year to commemorate the 90th year of the British Legion. See also 24th Sept. See RBL page.
  ,,   ,, Classic Car and Motorcycle Rally - 10am until 3.30pm, Cannon Hall, S75 4AT. Car Rally entrance charges: £1.50, Children free, £6 admission with classic car (passengers free). See Cannon Hall Events. For exhibitors entry form, email g.wild@qualterhall.co.uk. For further information contact organiser James Bradbury 07973 265 850
  ,,   ,, Yummy Yorkshire Summer Hog Roast - Cancelled but they will refund the tickets. See YY website. Here's what might have happened...
Yummy Yorkshire Ice-cream Co, Delph House Farm, Ingbirchworth, HD8 8XY. Advance tickets, according to food choice: £6.50 - Rare Breed Hog Roast, £3.00 - Hot Dog, call 01226 762551 or visit the parlour. Refreshments, wellie-wanging and possible tug-o'-war.
Sun 31st 13th Annual Classic Car & Motorcycle Rally - 10.00am to 3.30pm, Cannon Hall, S75 4AT. Entrance £1.50, Children free, £6 admission with classic car (passengers free). By the Rotary Club of Barnsley.
  ,,   ,, 'Ritz' Afternoon Tea - 2.30pm to 5pm, Penistone Church. £8 Entry. With incidental music by John Lister. (Definition of Incidental music: n. Music composed to accompany the action or dialogue of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes). The humorous possibilities are endless if Mr Lister has a fertile imagination. Organised by St Anne's Church, Carlecotes.
  ,,   ,, RBL Quiz Night - 9pm, British Legion. Non-Members must be signed in. Please note: The earlier message about these quiz nights finishing is in error; they will continue.

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August Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Mon 1st Yorkshire RoseYorkshire Day - Wakefield has been chosen for this year's main celebrations. 10.30am: Procession of dignitaries (invited Mayors, council leaders, etc.) from Wakefield Town Hall to Wakefield Cathedral, Service of Celebration, Dignitaries leave for the National Mining Museum for a Celebratory Dinner, followed by an afternoon of entertainment in the museum. Yorkshire Society members could also take part. See Penistone's Yorkshire Day page from 2006.
  ,,   ,, Folk Train - Departs Hudds 7.18pm (calling at all stations to Sheffield) and returns from Sheffield at 8.41pm. Folk music and a bar with beer from Mallinson's Brewery. See website.
Tues 2nd 'Sport & Creativity' - 2pm to 4pm, Penistone Skate Park. Stuff to keep the schoolies busy. From 'thisispenistone'
Fri 5th Guided Garden Walk - 2pm at Reception, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. £2.50 per person. Tel: 0114 2882100. From 'thisispenistone'
  ,,   ,, 'Sport & Creativity' - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone Skate Park. More stuff to keep the schoolies busy. From 'thisispenistone'
Sat 6th The 93rd Emley Show - Factory Farm, Nr Emley Moor mast HD8 9TE. Adults £8, OAPs £6, children £3, Free under 5s. Horsey, pony & green wellie stuff, show rings, sheep, goats, pets, dog show, stick-making, horticulture, bonsai trees, rides, crafts, wines, bees, trade stands, bar, food, bouncy kids, lots of family fun. Like a small Penistone Show. Emley Show
  ,,   ,, Off-road Country Horse-rides, 11am to 2.30pm, Far Lane, Farnley Tyas, HD4 6UN. Last rider no later than 2.30pm and all must have riding hats. Adults £10, children 11 up £5, children under 10 free. Parking available. Riding through 380 acres of estate land. Woodland, parkland, optional jumps, clearly signed route and map available if required. 10% goes to 'Riding for the Disabled'. See also 3rd September. From Poster.
  ,,   ,, Youth Disco & Karaoke, 7pm, Community Centre. For ages 10 to 17. Free entry, free food, free drinks and free crushed toes. By something called 'Penistone West CGG'. From poster.
Tues 9th S36 TV Launch - 6pm. See their trailer to figure them out. Aimed at Stocksbridge and Deepcar but now includes Penistone on the title page. S36.TV
  ,,   ,, Girls' Designer Clothes Sale - 7pm, The Loft coffee shop, Back Lane, Penistone Market Place. New and nearly new clothes, from toddlers up to age 8.
Weds 10th Tabletop Sale - 6pm to 9pm, Function Suite, Cubley Hall. Free entry to buyers. Bar open. Tables £7.50 for sellers. Contact Sandra 766086.
  ,,   ,, 'Sport and Art' - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone Youth Centre. Even more stuff to keep the schoolies busy. From 'thisispenistone'
Thurs 11th 'String Theory' (Live music) - Time not stated, Ring-o'-Bells, Silkstone. Traditional English pub with free Wi-fi. Tel: 01226 792038. Ring-o'-Bells
Thurs to Sun
11th - 14th
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival - All day, St George's Square, Hudds. Now in its eleventh year, this open-air free festival is very popular and has a wide variety of food and drinks. Look out for the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Company from Ingbirchworth. Tel 01484 487933 Festival website
Fri 12th The 9th Annual Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Lecture - 7pm, Wortley Hall. Sylvia P was a famous suffragette. Wortley Hall, S Pankhurst Wikipedia
  ,,   ,, 'Sport and Craft' - 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Penistone Skate Park. Keeping the schoolies busy again. From 'thisispenistone'
  ,,   ,, 'Sport and Craft' - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone Youth Centre. Those schoolies are getting spoiled. From 'thisispenistone'
  ,,   ,, Mexican Cuisine Evening - Time not stated, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. See website for menu and pricing. Bookings at the bar or call Ruth 76 4892. £5 deposit each. Menu choices needed when booking.
Sat 13th Charity Coffee Morning - 10.15am to Noon, Penistone Church. In aid of Barnsley Hospice.
  ,,   ,, Charity Book Sale - 1pm to 4pm, Shelley Garden Centre. For Kirkwood Hospice. From Huddersfield Examiner.
  ,,   ,, Take2 Big Band & Kevin Grunhill (organist) - 2.30pm, Paramount. Guaranteed to be a rousing performance and Take2 Band is a great band.
Mon 15th Barnsley Jazz Band - 8pm, Silkstone Lodge. 'Featuring The Spirit of New Orleans.' From Barnsley Chronicle's What's On
Tues 16th 'Sports and Creativity' - 11am to 1pm, Penistone Youth Centre. And still they go on. From 'thisispenistone'
Weds 17th 'Sport and Art' - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone Youth Centre. Do they really mix? From 'thisispenistone'
Thurs 18th 'Sport and Creativity' - Noon to 2pm, Penistone Youth Centre. They're back. From 'thisispenistone'
  ,,   ,, The Spooky Men's Chorale & Kate Rowe - 7.30pm, Paramount. £15 entry. Australian touring band. Paramount
Fri 19th 'Graffiti Workshop' - 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Penistone Youth Centre. Penistone graffiti will be the best in the world. From 'thisispenistone'
  ,,   ,, ‘It’s a Knock Out’ - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone Skate Park. Games in the park. From 'thisispenistone'
Fri to Mon
19th - 22nd
Thomas the Tank Engine - Every half hour from 10am to 4pm, Kirklees Light Railway, Wakefield Rd, Clayton West. Also Percy, Toby and Mavis. And a hidden big fellow pulling levers. See KLR website for pricing.
Sat 20th Farmers' Market - 10am to 2pm, Upper Denby Church. Lunches and refreshments, fresh home grown produce, home baking, baking competitions for young 'uns. St John's Denby
  ,,   ,, Sponsored Walk - Noon for 12.30pm departure, Station Inn, Silkstone Common. Time for a swift one before Barnsley Camra leads a 9½ mile walk around Thurgoland. Don't forget 'stout' boots to go with your hollow legs. In support of Barnsley Youth Jazz Association. Visit Camra website to register and work out what it's all about.
  ,,   ,, Bowling Green Open Day - Noon to 3pm, Millhouse Green Bowling Club, behind Millhouse Institute, Manchester Road. Free entry. Cake and plant stalls, raffle, tombola and refreshments. Aimed at people who are curious about bowling or who might like to join, with the chance of having a game. Visitors are asked to wear flat shoes. All welcome. (From Barnsley Chron)
  ,,   ,, 'Fluorescent Black' - 9pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. With supporting act 'Hot for Scott'. Free entry. From poster.
Sun to Tues
21st - 23rd
'Peni3peaks' Charity Challenge. Richard and Dave Johnstone will do the three peaks challenge to raise funds for Barnsley Hospice and Motor Neurone Disease Assoc. Day 1 is a 70-mile bike ride, Penistone to Ingleton. Day 2 is the 25-mile Three Peaks hike covering 5,200 ft of ascent. Day 3 is the return cycle trip to Penistone. Donate to Charity Giving. From poster.
Thurs 25th Penistone PACT Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Public meeting discussing policing matters. Organised by the 'Safer Neighbourhood Team'. Penistone SNT
  ,,   ,, 'Silkstone Debonairs' (Live Music) - Time not stated, Ring-o'-Bells, Silkstone. Traditional English pub with free Wi-fi. Tel: 01226 792038. Ring-o'-Bells
Fri to Sun
26th - 28th
Cawthorne Summer Concerts - See the following for times, Cannon Hall Fm, Cawthorne. Fri, 7.45pm: 'Motown Extravaganza' with Roy G Hemmings of the Drifters. Sat, 7.45pm: Kate Rusby. Sun, 6pm: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Bar and food or bring your own picnic. Website says: 'These are outdoor concerts – please bring rugs, table and chairs, candelabras, etc.' & 'Unfortunately gazebos & tents are not permitted'. Good musical entertainment, mostly in aid of Cawthorne Playground Fund but also the parish church and cricket club. CSConcerts, Cannon Hall Fm
Sat 27th Charity Horse & Pony Show, 9am, Chapel Style Farm, Chapel Lane, Midhopestones, S36 4GW. Entry price not given. Novice Horse Show at 9.30am. Fun Dog Show at 3pm. Refreshments, cakes, raffles and tombola. Proceeds to Amy's House respite care for special needs children. Call Julie: 07789 072 861
  ,,   ,, Charity Disco with Jack Cable - 7.30pm 'till late, Bowling Club on (the other) Back Lane. Raffle. In memory of Andrew French. All proceeds to the Teenage Cancer Unit, Weston Park Sheffield.
Sun 28th Car Boot Sale - 11am, Football Club, Penistone Rd, Hade Edge, HD9 2JH. Room for up to 70 car boots. Hot food and drinks. Toilets. Traders arrive 10.30am, call 01484 684924.
Sun & Mon
28th - 29th
Craft Fair - 10am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Free entry. Call 01226 790270. Note that this event is no longer listed on their website. Cannon Hall
Bank Hol
Mon 29th
Charity Event & BBQ - 1.30pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Entry by ticket, £2 from the bar, children free. Lots of music with four tribute acts inc. Tina Turner and Rod Stewart. Family fun with local singers, dancers, bouncy kids, children's fun & games, golf skills, 'guess teddy's name', barbeque and entertainment all day. Small prizes for 'Best Look-alike', for adults and children. In aid of the Alzheimer's and Dementia Society. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Cream Teas - 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Thurlstone & Millhouse Gn Methodist Church. £4 admission. Cake stall, home-made jams and raffle.

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September Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Sat 3th Off-road Country Horse-rides, 11am to 2.30pm, Far Lane, Farnley Tyas, HD4 6UN. Last rider no later than 2.30pm and all must have riding hats. Adults £10, children 11 up, £5, children under 10 free. Parking available. Riding through 380 acres of estate land. Woodland, parkland, optional jumps, clearly signed route and map available if required. 10% goes to 'Riding for the Disabled'. From Poster.
  ,,   ,, Annual Garden Party - 2pm, Wortley Church. Opened by Brian Morrisey of Wortley Rugby Club. This has a pirate theme. Small gifts for children who dress up accordingly. From Barnsley Chron.
  ,,   ,, HMS Pinafore - 7.30pm, Paramount. Adults £12, conc £10. Gilbert & Sullivan favourites performed by The Savoyards (cast and orchestra), directed by Alistair Donkin. A savoyard is both a type of grape and a Franco-Provençal language, not to be confused with the Saveloy, which is a type of pre-cooked sausage. (This was very good!) Paramount
Sun 4th Miniature Model Engineers' Open Day - 11am to 5pm, Wortley Top Forge. Admission £3 adult, Conc £2, Children 50p. Diesel and electric trains, miniature traction engines, industrial engines and refreshments. Miniature railway rides from 11am.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 11am, Crowedge, 'on A616'. No more details on poster..
  ,,   ,, Hospice Hobble - Times not given. Walkers can choose from four walks of differing distances. These are: Penistone Plod - 2½ mile, Cawthorne Canter - 6 mile, Gawber Gallop - 12 mile and Hawksby Hobble - 20 mile. For more information please contact Mandy Ibbotson on 01226 244244. In aid of Barnsley Hospice. (Barnsley Chron.)
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fair - Time not stated, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Free entry. Call 01226 790270. Cannon Hall
  ,,   ,, Mayor's Charity Curry Night - 6pm, Cinnamon Spice, Penistone. Five-course set meal, a bargain at £15 each. Good food and a sing-along. In aid of Woodhead Mountain Rescue and Ward 19, BDGH.
Mon 5th Sponsored Channel Swim - Thurlstone's Susan Derbyshire supporting 'ASPIRE' - for people with spinal injuries. Sponsor via Just Giving. (Charity Comm)
Tues 6th A Talk about Penistone - 7.30pm, Royal British Legion club. By historian Dick Brownhill. Please note that only members of the Ladies' Section are allowed to attend but nobody told Dick.
Weds 7th Digital TV Switchover - Stage One of Emley Moor's switchover. Switchover website.
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning & Fair - 10am to 2pm, Pendon House. Refreshments, raffle, tombola, guess the number of sweets in the jar, fancy dress costumes. 'Proceeds to breast cancer'. From poster.
Thurs to Sun
8th - 11th
Heritage Open Days - 11am to 4pm, See list. Free entry to all Open Day venues. Events at: Cannon Hall; Penistone Church; St Saviour's Church of Thurlstone; St James' of Midhopestones; St John’s Church of Hoylandswaine, Holy Trinity Church of Denby Dale, Monk Bretton Priory, Wortley Top Forge; Quaker Meeting House, High Flatts; Victoria Tower of Almondbury, Huddersfield and (Sun 11th) Hoylandswaine Nail Forge. Heritage Open Days. See Cannon Hall, Wortley Top Forge.
Fri 9th The Flanagan & Allen Story - Paramount. Sorry, Cancelled. Website says: 'Please apply to box office for refunds'. Paramount
Sat 10th
Penistone Show - 9am 'to dusk', Showground, S36 6DW. The 50th Show since it closed for WW2. With 50-year marquee and wartime cookery demonstrations. Headline act was Chariots of Fire, with carriages driven through blazing hoops. Also a majorettes display. A good turnout of people and the weather became warm and sunny after a damp start. Penistone Show
  ,,   ,, CD and Vinyl Fair, 10am to 4pm, George Hotel, Huddersfield, HD1 1JA. Right next to the Penistone Line railway station. Premier Fairs
  ,,   ,, 10 km Fell Race - Horn blast at 11am prompt, Victoria Street near Vicarage Walk, Penistone. Finishes at Penistone Show, see above entry. Organised by Penistone Footpath Runners. (Route map)
  ,,   ,, Charity Auction Night - Probably 8pm, Royal British Legion. For members. An entertaining auction of prize-winning flowers, fruit, vegetables and cakes from Penistone Show for this year's chosen charity, Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Also soaps, wines, fancy goods, shirts, etc. and specially-donated vouchers from local businesses. Around £470 was raised on the night. the total for the week was around £900. RBL Page
  ,,   ,, Last Night Of The Proms - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Shelley Parish Church, HD8 8LH. Adults £10, Over 60s £9, Accompanied children free. Meltham Mills Brass Band, Shelley Community.
Sun 11th Eden Camp Visit - (See Noticeboard) Royal British legion Club. Limited numbers can go to this museum covering WW2 events.
Tues 13th 'Annie' Adult Rehearsals - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Organised by Penistone Centre Stage for their March 2012 production. New members welcome. Secretary: Tel 01226 370 121. (From poster)
Weds 14th Penistone 'Soup-a-Bowl' - Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane off Schole Ave. Aimed at over-50s, the first of three samplers at the club (presumably on consecutive Wednesdays although the poster does not make that clear). Have a go on the green, with a light lunch and a social meet in the Clubhouse. Visitors must wear flat shoes. No experience required. Bowls available. Limited numbers so book early for a place. Supported by Age UK and others. Call 01226 776820 (Angela of Age UK) to book or for info.
Thurs to Mon
15th - 19th
Tuby's funfair - Not open Sunday. Times not on poster. Family fun from ducks to dodgems. Print vouchers from their website for £5 off the rides. R Tuby
Fri 16th 'Rock Around the 60s' - Paramount. Sorry, Cancelled. Refunds from Box Office. Supposed to be (¾ of) Vanity Fare & The New Honeycombs. That's like an axe with a new handle. And a new blade. Paramount, Vanity Fare
  ,,   ,, Fashion Show - Time not stated, Community Centre. Organised by Penistone Centre Stage. For tickets, call 76 4349 or 370121. From Barnsley Chron.
Sat 17th Grand Charity Concert - 7.30pm, Paramount. £10 Entry. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and young musicians from PGS and Silkstone Common school. In aid of Penistone Church. (Paramount - Note that the Carlton Main webpage is a big download)
  ,,   ,, Vintage Country Fair & Party - 10am to 5pm, (7pm party) Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby, HD8 8TZ. £3 entry, free to under 16s, proceeds for Denby church tower. A 'Great Family Day Out', with steam engines, vintage vehicles, Galloping Horses fairground ride, face painting, ice cream, indoor stalls with children's clothes, ladies' fashion, cakes, crafts & refreshments. Followed by party (£5 entry) with DJ, hog roast and bar. All in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Barnsley Hospital Special Care Baby Unit. Denroyd Fm
  ,,   ,, Geeves Brewery Launch Night - Huntsman, Thurlstone, S36 9QW. Barnsley's newest brewery is launched with four of its ales, live music and a buffet (so at least one person can sit). Tel 764892. Huntsman, Geeves Brewery
Sun 18th Thurlstone Brass Band - 1.30pm, Outside the White Heart on a good day. Inside if the weather is normal. No charge.
  ,,   ,, 'Annie' Theatre Workshops - 2pm, Community Centre. Aimed at girls aged 6 to 13. This is expected to be fun and will give the kids some experience of rehearsals. At the end, Penistone Centre Stage will select children for orphan parts in their March 2012 production. Call the Secretary on 01226 370 121 to register. (From poster)
  ,,   ,, Blessing of the Wells - 3pm, St James' Church, Midhopestones. Rev David Hopkin will officiate at a service with members of Bradfield Parish Council. This will be followed by the blessing of St James' Well and the Potters' Well. Loxley Silver Band will provide the musical backdrop. All welcome. From poster.
Weds 21st Digital TV Switchover - Stage Two of Emley Moor's switchover. The remaining analogue channels will go and digital channels will go on higher power. Set-top boxes convert an old TV to the new channels. See Brian at Frank Platts for good advice (or perhaps a new telly). Most old TV aerials should work alright but portable aerials might have problems. Call Dave on 07947 991849 for new aerials from www.digitalworld.com. Switchover website, Freeview Channels
  ,,   ,, Audiology Clinic - 9am, Penistone Clinic. Hearing aid repairs and maintenance provided from a Barnsley NHS team. Also available on Weds 19th Oct and Weds 21st December. This is Penistone
  ,,   ,, Fashion Show and Ladies' Clothes Sale - 6.45pm, Cubley Hall. Fashion show at 7pm. £1 admission. Ex-chainstore clothes and accessories from Chain Reaxtion.
Weds - Sat
21st to 24th
Chess - 7.30pm, Christ Church, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge. Bottom of Hole House Lane. Saturday matinee, 2pm. Adults £6, children £3. Family tickets and concessions available. A popular Tim Rice/Abba production. Call 0114 288 3937 for tickets.
Fri 23rd The Huntsman Golf Trophy - Wooley Park Golf Club. See The Huntsman for times and prices. Tel: 76 4892
  ,,   ,, ‘Living in a Material World’ - 4pm to 9pm, The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HD1 3DH. A free event showcasing world-class research. Suitable for children, teenagers, families and anyone that is interested in the world of science. 'For one night everyone can be a scientist!' Some of the highlights will be: Learning how to become a forensics textiles investigator, Taking part in a reuse and recycle fashion show, A Guinness Book of World Record attempt for 'The World's Longest Hand-Spun Wool Yarn', Seeing the engineering feats involved in making large art sculptures, An amazing light show to end the event'. Hudds University
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC Charity Concert - 7.30pm, Thurlstone Church. Proceeds in aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. MGMVC, Bluebell Wood
Sat 24th Penistone Competitive Music Festival - 9am to 8pm, Theatre, Penistone Grammar School. Now in its 43rd year. Various categories including solo piano, solo instrument, solo singing and choirs. Age groups up to 18 y.o. Also 'open challenge' choral class. Refreshments. Closing date 13th August. Charity No 511148
  ,,   ,, 'Little Billy’s Big Push' - Time not stated, Thurgoland Cricket Club. Charity bed push along the Trans-pennine Trail to raise money to buy a specialist bed for William Smith, who has breathing difficulties. Doyle Security staff and families will push the bed around six miles and are looking for sponsorship. Email Paula or call 01226 298492 to pledge. This is Penistone
  ,,   ,, Coventry Coach Trip. Bookings for this cathedral city via Irene Johnson, tel. 76 3943 or ask any Churches Together contact. £5 deposit when booking, total £10 each. From poster at St Andrew's.
  ,,   ,, RBL 90th Anniversary Dance - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Limited number of £6 tickets from R British Legion club. Sequence and ballroom dancing. The fourth dance this year to commemorate the 90th year of the British Legion. See RBL page.
Weekend Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival - Around Holmfirth. Cookery demonstrations and world food market. Festival, Kirklees events
Sun 25th Car Boot Sale - Opens 6am, Tearoom open 7.30am, Cannon Hall Farm. Traders' Cars £7. Vans £10, Call 01226 790 427 for details. Cannon Hall Farm. (See their webcam)
  ,,   ,, Pear Day - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Pear tasting, pears to buy, plant & craft stalls, family activities & attractions, pear cookery demos. 01226 790 270, cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk (from poster)
  ,,   ,, Harvest Thanksgiving Service - 6pm, Hoylandswaine Methodist Church. Service by Rev. Bruce Russell. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, Kirklees Brass Band Marathon - Times not stated, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield. Free open air brass band concert with a lot of bands. See Kirklees Events.
Tues 27th Penistone PACT Meeting - 10am, Comm Centre. Public meeting discussing policing matters. Organised by the 'Safer Neighbourhood Team'. Penistone SNT. From Poster.
Weds 28th Wedding Fair - 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Cubley Hall. Make-up, hair, beauty and photographers. Contact Sandra on 76 6086. From Barnsley Chron.
Weds to Sat
28th - 1stOct
Brassed Off - First two 7.15pm, last two 7.30pm, Paramount. Entry £10, conc £9. Presented by Razzmatazz Adult Theatre. Adapted for stage from the film, by Paul Allen. Paramount.
Thurs to Sun
29th - 2ndOct
Continental Market - 9am to 6pm - Thurs to Sat, 10am to 4.30pm - Sunday, Barnsley Town Centre. A family-friendly and free event, with traders coming from Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Holland and Poland. The Polish word for beer is 'piwo' and 'prosze' means 'please'. Wide range of food, drink and quality gifts from around Europe. Tel: 01226 772149. Continental Market
Fri 30th Blood Donor Session - 11am to 7.15pm, with two breaks (dinnertime and teatime), Community Centre. Call 0300 123 23 23 to book in. Blood
  ,,   ,, The World's Biggest Coffee Morning - 10am to 11.30am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Rd (near Police Station). A nice cuppa, bookstall and raffle. The same event is also being held in various other venues in the area. See next items and 2nd Oct. In aid of Macmillan cancer support. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The World's Biggest Coffee Morning - 11.15am to 2pm, Community Centre. This one is by Penistone Town Council. In aid of Macmillan cancer support. From Pen TC noticeboard.
  ,,   ,, The World's Biggest Coffee Morning - 3.15pm to 4.30pm, Community Room at Thurlstone School Hall. Refreshments, buns and raffle in aid of Macmillan cancer support. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group and Thurlstone Primary School. From thisispenistone.

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October Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
Sat 1st 'Grin 'n' Bear it' - Times not stated, Crow Edge Community Centre. Gruelling 16/23 mile fell walk/run and 4½ mile family walk. Fund-raiser for Woodhead Mountain Rescue and it gives them somebody to rescue on a quiet day. Application form and details at woodheadmrt.
,,   ,, Brassed Off - Paramount. See Weds 28th September.
Sun 2nd The World's Biggest Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Cubley Hall. 'Join us for a cuppa and a cake'. In aid of Macmillan cancer support. From a flyer in Cubley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am to 1pm, Crowedge Community Centre. Refreshments. Sellers: £5 per car. Organised by Dunford Parish Community Association.
  ,,   ,, RBL Commemorative Church Service and Parade - Muster in RBL car park at 10.15am for a short parade to Penistone Church. Service starts at 10.45am. Those not in the parade can wait by the lychgate. All members are invited to attend. This event is part of national British Legion's commemoration of their 90th year. See RBL Page
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fair - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Free admission and free parking. Everything but the Shotgun. Tel. 01142 882 100. Wortley Hall
Weds 5th Folk Night - 8pm, Wortley Hall Ballroom. Entry £10, conc £8. This event launches a week to mark sixty years of Wortley Hall as an educational centre for working people. Folkists Pete Coe, Robin Garside, Chris McShane and other local folk musicians will be kicking off the week. See also the next item below. Tel. 01142 882 100. Wortley Hall
Sat 8th Harvest Festival - 7.30pm, Bowling Club, Back Lane off Schole Ave. All welcome. All contributions greatly received. In aid of Weston Park Cancer Hospital, Sheffield. From thisispenistone
Weds - Weds
5th - 12th
Art Week - Times not stated, Wortley hall. Entry £10, conc £8. The theme is ‘Wortley Hall and the Lives of Working People’, marking the sixty years referred to above. An art exhibition and a full programme of demonstrations, workshops, live music, drama, tours of the gardens and history/art history tours. Likely to also include flower arranging, wire and willow sculpture, digital photography, landscape and floral drawing and painting. Visitors will be able to try out different skills. Download 'Wortley Hall Remembered' (large pdf file, 6.6 MB). In collaboration with Steel Valley Beacon Arts and Barnsley Adult Learning, supported by EPIP. Tel. 01142 882 100. Wortley Hall (Mentioned in Barnsley Chronicle)
Fri 7th Garden Walk - 2pm, Reception door, Wortley Hall. £2.50 entry. Autumnal walk around the scenic gardens. Don't forget the thermals. See also Friday 21st October. Tel. 01142 882 100. Wortley Hall
Fri - Sun
7th to 9th
20th Annual Marsden Jazz Festival - Various times and venues around Marsden. A Duck Race with a large bill - of musicians including Mr Acker Bilk. Jazz Festival
Sat 8th Charity Bonanza - 10am, Penistone Comm Centre. Entry 30p for 'Bargains Galore'. All of the usual charities at this table-top sale, with Maureen's Moggies and Beryl's Bunnies. Remember, a Beryl is not just for Christmas. Food and refreshments by Green Moor CC. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Big Charity Brew-up - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Scout Hut, Wentworth Rd. 'Join us for a cuppa', in aid of SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families' Association).
  ,,   ,, New Mill MVC with Alison Balsom - 7.15pm, Huddersfield Town Hall. Alison is 'Classic Brit Awards - Female Artist of the Year 2011'. With Sarah Ogden soprano and David Goode on the organ. Tickets £10 to £25. New Mill MVC for details. From poster.
Weds - Weds
12th to 9th Nov
Jim Pearson's Art - Penistone Library. Local scenes by this artist will be on exhibition at the Library and 'E-Learning Centre', thus turning it into the 'E-by-gum-Learning Centre'
For further details, call: 01226 76 5131.
Thurs - Sat
13th - 15th
Huddersfield Oktoberfest - Thurs 6pm to 10.30pm; Fri 12 Noon to 11pm; Sat 11am to 11pm, Sikh Leisure Centre, Apna Ave, Prospect St. Springwood, Huddersfield, HD1 2NX (map). Not far from Huddersfield Railway Station. Entrance £1 CAMRA membs, £3 non-membs. No advance tickets. Refundable fest glass (with 1/3 pint measure). Approx 90 real ales, local & regional breweries. Cider/perry bar. Hot food. Breweriana, products, charity raffle. Good seating, level access, large municipal car park adj. Mr Singh will be there. Hudds CAMRA
Fri 14th Open Day - 10am to Noon, Hoylandswaine Primary School. All are welcome at the third annual Open Day, especially prospective parents. Call Nicola Taylor, 762027. Swaine School. From thisispenistone
  ,,   ,, Mayors' Charity Concert - 7pm, Paramount. Tickets £5. With Barnsley Metropolitan Band and Barnsley Community Choir. Penistone's Mayor Cllr Steve Webber supports BDGH Ward 19 and Woodhead MRT, while Barnsley's Mayor Cllr Karen Dyson supports the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arthritis Care and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. From poster. See also thisispenistone for more detail.
Sat 15th PGS Reunion - 7.30pm, Walkabout Bar, Market Hill, Barnsley. Organised by Carol Wragg and Jayne at Green Kleens. All Penistone Grammar School years. From poster and Barnsley Chron.
  ,,   ,, Hudds Town Hall Open Day - Ramsden St., Huddersfield. Old photos and documents on show to mark their 130th Anniversary.
  ,,   ,, Embroiderers' Exhibition - 10am to 3pm, Community Centre. Admission £1.50 includes tea/coffee and cake. Examples from members and young embroiderers of the Embroiderers' Guild (Penistone). Raffle, sales table, competition and light refreshments.
Weds 19th Audiology Clinic - 9am, Penistone Clinic. Hearing aid repairs and maintenance provided from a Barnsley NHS team. Also available on Weds 21st December. This is Penistone
  ,,   ,, Family Learning Festival - 4pm to 5.30pm, Penistone Grammar School. All are welcome to a 1½ hour 'Digital Discovery Event'. Hands-on sessions, demos and displays of cameras, iphones, ipads and flip camcorders by PGS staff & students, Penistone Camera Club, 'Everybody Online Barnsley' and 'BMBC Adult and Family Learning'. Free refreshments. Book on 760871.
Fri 21st Doncaster Races - Depart 11.30am, 5.30pm return from Donny. A day out for members of the Royal British Legion at the 'Racing Post Trophy Meeting'. Organised by Michael Gaynor. £20 includes Grandstand Enclosure ticket and transport. See RBL noticeboard for details.
  ,,   ,, Blood Donor Session - 11am to 7.15pm, with two breaks (dinnertime and teatime), Community Centre. The 'Blood' website.
  ,,   ,, Garden Walk - 2pm, Reception door, Wortley Hall. £2.50 entry. Autumnal walk around the scenic gardens. Tel. 0114 288 2100 Wortley Hall
  ,,   ,, Michael Bublé Tribute - Time not stated, White Heart. Mike Powell pays tribute to the note-perfect crooner. £29.95 each, with three-course meal. Tel 762843
  ,,   ,, Penistone Ladies' Choir - 7.30pm, Denby Dale Holy Trinity Church. Tickets £7 inc refreshments. Contact details obscured on PTC noticeboard.
Sat 22nd Antique & Collector's Fair - 10am to 4pm, Community Centre. Entry 50p. Home-made refreshments. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club.
  ,,   ,, Langsett Collectables and Crafts Fair - 10am to 4pm, Langsett Barn, Langsett Village, S36 6GY. Free entry. Refreshments available. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Hoe-down - 7.30pm to 11pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. Entry by ticket only, £10 from 76 2276 or 76 4333, includes hot supper. Nothing to do with weeding but wallflowers are always a possibility. In fact, it is 'Dancing to suit everybody' at St Aidan's Community Dance. Bring your own drinks. In aid of a new kitchen at St Aidan's.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 8pm, The Britannia, Spring Vale. All proceeds to 'Breast Cancer' and Help for Heroes. From a very late poster.
  ,,   ,, Jake Woodham (acoustic guitar) - Ring o' Bells, High St, Silkstone. R o' Bells. Tel: 01226 792038
Sat to Mon
22nd - 31st
Hallowe'en Pumpkin Festival - Farm opening hours: 10.30am to 4.30pm (last admission), Cannon Hall Farm. £5.95 entry per person. Free pumpkin for every paying child. Hollow out your pumpkin, draw a design and we do the rest. Children’s craft activities and sheep racing too. Details on CH Farm website. Email, Tel: 01226 790427.
Sun 23rd Apple and Pear Day - 1pm to 4pm, Wortley Walled Garden, Wortley Hall. Apple and pear variety display, help with identifying your mystery trees, tours of our orchard. Fruit press available to make our own juice (bring your own spares/windfalls for juicing). WW Garden, facebook, W Hall, Email, Tel: 07768 932613
Tues 25th Penistone PACT Meeting - 10am, Community Centre. Public meeting to discuss policing matters. Organised by the 'Totally Safe Neighbourhood Team'. Penistone SNT
  ,,   ,, 'Half-term Holiday Hile' - 1.45pm, Viaduct near Denby Dale railway station, HD8 8QJ. Gentle-paced four-mile 'easy' walk by Kirklees Countryside Volunteers. Bring a picnic. Suitable for accompanied children.
  ,,   ,, Psychic Fair - 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Scissett WMC, Wakefield Road, HD8 9HP (Near the baths). A night of readings, tarot, crystals and divination of all kinds. 'Get yourself a 1-2-1 reading! A small selection of merchandise also available, crystals, candles, etc.' Enquiries by visitors and stallholders, call Angie on 07984 787937 or 01484 860900. Email: info@wellbeingbyangela.co.uk
Weds - Sat
26th to 29th
'Busybodies' - 7.30pm, Shelley Village Hall. A comedy thriller by Jack Popplewell, presented by the Pierrot Players. Tickets £5 available from Shelley Spar Stores and Shepley Newsagent. The Pierrot Players are an amateur dramatic society formed 1981 in the villages of Shepley and Shelley.
Weds - Thurs
26th - 27th
Open Days - University of Huddersfield. Also see the next item below. Many departments will be running a programme of lectures, activities and exhibits for visitors to take in. Staff will be on hand to discuss courses, application procedures and teaching facilities and current students will give guided tours around the campus. Good parking. Open Day website.
Thurs 27th Olympic Torch Tour - Around Noon to 4pm, Students' Union, Huddersfield University. Part of the dedicated search to find inspirational students ('Future Flames') to carry the Olympic Flame during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. See the Huddersfield Examiner article, 'Future Flames' and Hudds SU facebook.
  ,,   ,, MUGA Launch - 4.30pm to 6pm, Silkstone Rec (Behind garage). Barnsley FC's Bobby Hassel helps to launch the Multi-User Games Area, in league with Silkstone Parish Council.
  ,,   ,, The Silkstone Debonairs - Ring o' Bells, High St, Silkstone. R o' Bells. Tel: 01226 792038
Sat 29th Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Menu choices: Soup & Roll, Steak Pie & Veg, Chicken & Leak Casserole & Veg, Tea, Coffee, Sweets. Cake stall and raffle. All welcome. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Yummy Yorkshire Hallowe'en Party - 4 to 8pm, Yummy Yorkshire, High Flatts, HD8 8XY. Free entry. Family fun with fancy dress a must and best-dressed competitions with ice-cream prizes. 'Spooky' disco with lights and smoke, Bouncy Castle. Bar available for parents. Freshly barbequed Hot Dogs and Burgers. Bonfire Night-themed Ice Cream flavours. YY Ice-cream Co. More info: 01226 762551
  ,,   ,, Cabaret Gothique - 8pm, Paramount. Adults - £17.50. Burlesque & Vaudeville style Cabaret acts with a spooky feel, appropriate for Hallowe'en. Paramount. From thisispenistone.
Sun 30th BST Ends - 2am, Clocks go back one hour. Greenwich Time
Mon 31st Hallowe'en Ghost Walks - 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Adults £6, children £5. Discover ghostly goings-on in one of the most haunted places in Yorkshire. Bookings are essential: 01226 790 270. cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk (from poster)
  ,,   ,, Jeff Milner & His Delta Friends - Time not stated, Silkstone Lodge, S75 4LY. £2 admission. Formed in 2006, the trombonist and his mates play New Orleans jazz in the style of the Bunk Johnson and George Lewis bands. Peter Wright (cornet), Jeff Milner (trombone), Cliff Greenwood (clarinet), Annie Hawkins (string bass), Dick Speight (banjo), Taff Lloyd (drums). Tickets: 01226 790456. From thisispenistone.

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November Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar website).
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Notable November events are the big bonfire on the 5th and, special for this year, 'Star Search' auditions. These are Weds 9th Silver Fox, Stocksbridge, Thurs 10th The Huntsman, Thurlstone, Thurs 17th & 24th Cubley Hall. See the entries below.
Thurs to Sat
3rd - 5th
First Silkstone Beer Festival - 5pm to 11pm Thurs/Fri and Noon to 11pm Saturday, Silkstone Lodge, Cone Lane, S75 4LY. Free entry and a wide range of real ales. Tel 714492. Barnsley CAMRA
  ,,   ,, 'Wonderfully Made' - 10am to 9pm (to 4pm Sat), Silkstone Church. Arts and Crafts by local artists for sale (cash sales only). Demos, live music, raffle and refreshments.
Fri 4th Bonfire and Fireworks - Ignited at 6.30pm, Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill, S36 4HH (A638 above Flouch). Free admission to bonfire and barbeque, organised by Penistone Young Farmers. PYFC, D & P Tel 01226 763173
  ,,   ,, Fireworks & Fire Theatrics - Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Admission £5 each. Fire and light-themed event with amazing entertainment and unique performances from stunning fire performers. See thisispenistone for details. Tel 01226 790270, Email: cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk.
  ,,   ,, 'A Beginner's Guide to the Universe' (Public Lecture) - 7.30pm, 3-13, Methodist Mission, Lord St, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA. Professor Carlos Frenk of Durham University will give a presentation about his life's work in Cosmology - the study of how the Universe began, organised by Huddersfield Astronomical Society. This is aimed at anyone who has an interest in Cosmology.
Sat 5th Yummy Yorkshire Bonfire & Hog Roast - Door & Bar open 5pm, Live entertainers 5.30pm, Bonfire 6pm, Fireworks 6.30pm, Finish 10.30pm, Delph House Farm, Ingbirchworth. Entry by ticket only from the parlour or via 762551 in various categories: Adult £10 (Hog roast and first drink), Adult £8 (Veggie burger and first drink), Child £6 (Hot dog and first soft drink). Real Ale bar, Stilt walker, Juggler, Fire-eater and Balloon modeller. Bonfire Night ice creams - Parkin, Pumpkin and Toffee Apple flavours. Yummy Yorks
  ,,   ,, Penistone Bonfire Night - Opens 6.45pm, Bonfire 7pm, Fireworks 7:30pm, Penistone Showground. Strong local tradition with a huge bonfire and great fireworks display. Fund-raiser for local groups (big turnout must have been at least £3,500 this year). Music from Penistone FM. Drinks and hot food from Penistone Ladies' Circle. Organised by Penistone Town Council, Pen scouts, Pen Firemen and the Round Table. See the Bonfire Night page.
  ,,   ,, 2011 Poppy Dance - 7.30pm to 11.30pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Sequence, ballroom and party dancing to music by Trevor Pym, pie & peas supper, raffle and spot prizes. Admission by ticket only, £6 from Derek Whitworth or Michael Gormley at Penistone RBL. Limited tickets. In aid of the RBL Poppy Appeal.
  ,,   ,, Britney Spears - Sheffield Arena. Tickets £55 plus booking fee. A golden opportunity to 'Hit her one more time'. I like her really. Supporting act Destinee & Paris. Arena
5th & 6th
Model Railway Exhibition - 10am to 5pm, Kingston School, Broadway, Barnsley, S70 6RB. Free parking. Adults - £3.50, Children and OAPs - £2, Children under five - Free. Close parking and easy access for disabled. Trade stands, layouts and refreshments. Featuring 'North Sunderland' by Maurice Bramley and Jack Burnard. Barnsley Model Railway Club
Mon - Sun
7th to 13th
'Ashes and Diamonds' Exhibition - Wortley Hall. A tribute to the Mining Industry, officially opened Monday, 7pm, by Arthur Scargill who will also present: 'From the Miners Strike to the Current Capitalist Crisis'. Granville Williams will present 'The Media - From the Miners to Murdochgate' on Tuesday at 7pm. 'Art and the Labour Movement' is described as 'a discussion over a pint', Friday 11th 7pm. It says 'Come over to Wortley Hall and join in the discussion' on Wortley Hall
Weds 9th 'Star Search' Audition - 7.30pm, Silver Fox, Stocksbridge, S36 1DR. The first of four audition sessions for the big talent show. See also 8th December below for the Grand Final at Penistone Paramount.
Thurs 10th 'Star Search' Audition - 7.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone, S36 9QW. The second of four audition sessions, as in the item above. The Huntsman
Fri 11th Armistice Day - 11am. RBL club members lay wreaths at a small ceremony in the cemetery to honour the war dead. The first poppy day was 11th November 1921. New website: www.penistonerbl.co.uk
  ,,   ,, Red Balloon Flotilla - 11am to 11.30am, Thurlstone Schoolyard. Pupils of Thurlstone School will release a red balloon for each wartime service person who was lost, followed by a minute's contemplative silence at 11.11am (on the date of 11/11/11). This event launches the official fundraising effort for a proposed Thurlstone War Memorial. From thisispenistone. Attach tinsel?
  ,,   ,, Military Memorabilia Display - 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Thurlstone School Hall. A local resident has put his collection on view to help raise funds for the proposed war memorial in Thurlstone. All welcome, with refreshments and a raffle to help raise funds. From thisispenistone.
  ,,   ,, 'Help for Heroes' Concert - 7.30pm, Shepley Church, Marsh Lane, Shepley. With Shepley Band. (Help for Heroes)
  ,,   ,, Nicole Lawrence (X-Factor) - Time not stated, Mustard Pot, Midhopestones. Mustard Pot
Sat 12th Christmas Fayre & Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road.
  ,,   ,, Langsett Collectables and Crafts Fair - 10am to 4pm, Langsett Barn, Langsett Village, S36 6GY. Free entry. Refreshments available. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Record and CD Collector's Fair - 10am, George Hotel, Huddersfield. Admission: Adult - £2, Conc - £1.50 (seniors/students). Traders buying and selling collectable vinyl, CDs, DVDs, videos, books and anything music-related. Premier Music Fairs.
  ,,   ,, Elbow Jane - Opens 7pm, Birds Edge Village Hall (on the main road). £8 entry. Five-piece acoustic band. Birds Edge & Elbow Jane
  ,,   ,, Hobson's Chorus and Penistone Ladies' Choir - 7.30pm, Upper Denby Church. Admission £7 includes refreshments. Supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Sat - Sun
12th & 13th
Thomas the Tank Engine - Every half hour from 10am to 4pm, Kirklees Light Railway, Wakefield Rd, Clayton West. Also Percy, Toby and Mavis. (See KLR website for pricing)
Sun 13th Remembrance Ceremony - Starts 10.30am on Back Lane (Bowling Club); 10.45am, Penistone Church. Parade with Thurlstone Brass Band. Beers in RBL after church. New website: www.penistonerbl.co.uk. See also the Remembrance page
Thurs 17th 'Star Search' Audition - 6.30pm, Cubley Hall, Penistone, S36 9DF. The third of four audition sessions for the big talent show - which didn't happen. See also 8th December below for the Grand Final at Penistone Paramount. Cubley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning - 9am to 10.30am, Thurlstone School Hall. A collaboration between Thurlstone School and Penistone Children's Centre. All are welcome to come along and meet other parents of young children, to discover what the Children's Centre can offer. From thisispenistone.
Thurs - Sun
17th to 20th
'Art at the Altar' - 10.15am to 5pm, Thurs/Fri Open to 8pm, Penistone Church. Hen's Teeth announce their seventh annual sale and exhibition of Arts and Crafts from artists around the Penistone area. Lunches available noon to 2pm, refreshments all day. Download an application form from the Hen's Teeth website. From Thisispenistone, Barnsley Chron and poster.
Fri 18th Fire Festival - From 7pm, Cawthorne Parish Room car park and Spencers Arms, Cawthorne. Refreshments and barbeque in the Parish Room. About 9pm, a torch-light parade leads to the 'bottom club', where is an evening of music and dance continues. Performers are: Cawthorne Brass Band (with friends from Altofts and Normanton), Frumptarn Guggen (from t' tarn - geddit), Silkstone Green's Ladies' Clog Dancing Troup (from Dod'orth), Persephone (from Morley), Wath Morris Men and Barnsley Long Sword Dancers. Contact Elwin on 01226 791 999. From Barnsley Chron.
  ,,   ,, 'A Night to Remember' - 7.30pm, Thurlstone School Hall. Disco, buffet, live entertainment and bar. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group, who are raising funds towards the proposed Thurlstone War Memorial. Call 07917 275747 or email thurlstonecommunitygroup@hotmail.com for tickets, at £7.50 each. From thisispenistone.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC Concert - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Church. Free entry for Friends of the Choir. Millhouse Gn MVC
  ,,   ,, Sabre Band - Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill, S36 4HH. Free admission. Best details available so far. Dog & Partridge, Visit Penistone.
  ,,   ,, 'A Night of Swing' - 8pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. With Steve Symon. £26.95 per person buys and evening of entertainment and a four-course meal. Call Reception on 0114 288 2100
Sat 19th Shoebox Appeal Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, St Andrew's Church, High St. 'Fill a child's life with joy this Christmas'. Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, Bolsterstone Festive Village Fayre - 10am to 4pm, Somewhere in Bolsterstone. Christmas gifts, home baked goods, children's activities, min spies and refreshments. Santa flies in at 10.30 and stays until about 3.30pm. Also musical performances in the church from Stocksbridge schoolies and Deepcar St John's. From thisispenistone.
  ,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7.15pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Penistone Ladies' Choir and Thurnscoe MVC. Tickets £6 from Bryn Jones 01709 581183, Ann Coles 76 4281 or Christine Goodwin 76 6106
  ,,   ,, Regency Ball - 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Pre-booked £39 ticket, includes light buffet. Tickets include dance practice in the afternoon for those who need it. Dress in period costume or 'Black Tie'. Sounds a bit posh. Tel 01226 790 270. Email cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk (from poster)
Sun 20th The Messiah - 6pm, Bullhouse Chapel. With Gwen White, Christine Beach, Brian Hirst and Michael Cox, directed by Olive Walker. All welcome. From poster.
Tues 22nd Penistone PACT Meeting - 10am, Comm Centre. Public meeting discussing policing matters. Organised by the 'Safest Ever Neighbourhood Team'. Penistone SNT
  ,,   ,, Spud & Pud - Noon to 1.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. £3.50 inc. Good selection of food for fifty meals of scoff-fest. 'When they are gone, they are gone.'
Weds - Sun
23rd to 27th
Christkindlmarkt - From 9am each day, Barnsley Town Centre. With 50 stalls, Gmendr-Altstadtfaeger Guggen Band and Frumptarn Guggen Band. Wednesday: Christmas lights switch on with Bob the Builder (and friends) and a fireworks display. From 4.30pm to 8.30pm, Popcorn party at the 'Escapade' nightclub for the under 18s - £3 admission includes two free non-alcoholic beverages. Friday: Town centre Christmas Concert with Lily Amelia. Thursday to Sunday: Ice Rink at Cheapside (free). Saturday: Guggen Music Festival. Sunday: Spectacular fireworks finale from 5.30pm. G-AG Band, Frumpt G Band. From Thisispenistone.
Thurs 24th Fairtrade Coffee Morning - Penistone Church. 'Serving toast 10am to noon, followed by light lunches'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'The Changing Years' - 7pm, Penistone Church. £2 entry. Esteemed local historian Dick Brownhill presents his latest DVD. Everyone welcome. From Barnsley Chronicle and poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Star Search' Audition - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall, Penistone, S36 9DF. See 8th December below for the Grand Final at Penistone Paramount. Cubley Hall.
Fri 25th Shepley Band Grand Christmas Fayre - 6pm, Black Bull, Shepley. Fabulous cakes, pastries, German sausage, the amazing Wobbly Willoughby (Juggler to the Stars) (even wobblier by chucking out time) and 'Shepley Umpah Band'. With Craft Stalls, Jams and Preserves, Mulled Wine, Hot Chocolate, Raffles, Tombola, Singers, Original Art Work, Shepley Band merchandise and more. Shepley Band
  Yorkshire Horn Quintet - 7pm, Hoylandswaine Church, Haigh Lane Hoylandswaine S36 7JQ. A concert by five hornists to support the restoration of the wall painting by the Cawthorne artist John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (Wiki), as part of the 'Roddam Project'. Hoylandswaine Arts, Yorkshire Horns. From Visit Penistone.
Sat 26th Langsett Collectables and Crafts Fair - 10am to 4pm, Langsett Barn, Langsett Village, S36 6GY. Free entry. Refreshments available. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fair - 10.15am to 2pm, Penistone Church. Stalls for cakes, home-made jam, pickles and other stuff. Refreshments available and lunches from noon. All welcome. Proceeds for the church. From Barnsley Chron.
  ,,   ,, RBL Branch Dinner - Doors open 7pm, Community Centre. Three-course meal starts 7.30pm. Entry by ticket, £18 from Kevin Knox or Mike Selby, Penistone RBL Club. Drinks, raffle, music and dancing. Menu: Soup/Fruit Juice, Roast Beef/Turkey with potatoes and veg, Trifle/Christmas Pud + Custard/White Sauce, Tea/Coffee, Mince Pies. No veggie options. New website: www.penistonerbl.co.uk
  ,,   ,, The ELO Experience - Paramount. Tribute band. See Paramount Live Events.
Sun 27th Mind, Body & Spirit Event - 10.30am to 4.30pm, Denby Dale Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, HD8 8RX. Entrance 50p. 'There will be readers, treatments, goodies to buy, a raffle and lots more'. Refreshments available from the Bar. Free gift for first thirty customers to arrive. Enquiries by visitors and stallholders, call Angie on 07984 787937 or 01484 860900. Email: info@wellbeingbyangela.co.uk
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fayre - Noon to 4.30pm, White Heart, Bridge End. Free entry. Various stalls for stress-free Christmas gift shopping. Try a glass of mulled wine and a home-made mince pie. W Heart 76 2843
Mon 28th Jewellery Party - 7.30pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Sparkly things from 75p to £20 to make nice Christmas gifts. Email: saucyjewellery@live.co.uk
Tues 29th Les Miserables, Schools Edition - 7.15pm, Paramount. Presented by Razzmatazz. Adults £10, Conc £9. See Paramount Live Events.
Weds 30th Presentation Evening with 'Freshly Squeezed' - Time not stated, Royal British Legion. Non-members must be signed in. Presentation of September's Charity Week cheque to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The fun girl duo 'Freshly Squeezed' provide the evening's musical entertainment (facebook). See also the new Penistone RBL website

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December's big event is the Star Search Final. Also, a Christmas Carol Concert in the Market Barn on the Third, followed by the Christmas Lights near Penistone Church. Another new thing in December is the return of monthly live performances at the Old Crown, see the Eighth. Santa will be touring around as in the next item below. Then it's the run-up to Christmas and New Year festivities. And a nice bit of time off work for some people.
Santa's Diary Santa's sleigh will be touring our area on these dates and from these times. See the Round Table website for more 'Yo, ho, ho'.
  • 5.45pm, Sat 3rd - Spring Vale
  • 4pm, Sun 4th - Thurlstone and Millhouse Green
  • 5.45pm, Thurs 8th - Oxspring
  • 5.45pm, Fri 9th - Hoylandswaine
  • 4pm, Sat 10th - Cubley
  • 4pm, Sun 11th - Central Penistone
  • 5.45pm, Tues 13th - Thurgoland and Green Moor
  • 5.45pm, Thurs 15th - Wellhouse Lane and Ingbirchworth
  • 5.45pm, Fri 16th - Wentworth Road and Rock Side
  • 4pm, Sat 17th - Silkstone Common
  • 4pm, Sun 18th - Silkstone.
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Tesco Food Store, Tescopoly Drive, Penistone, has arranged a series of Christmas events in their foyer. These are:
  • Thurs 1st, 6pm, Denby Dale Ladies' Choir
  • Fri 2nd - Greenacre School box collection
  • Mon 5th, 4.30pm - Thurlstone Primary School
  • Tues 6th, 10.30am - Oxspring Primary School Choir and at 4pm - Hoylandswaine Primary
  • Thurs 8th, 6pm - Millhouse Green MVC
  • Mon 12th, 1.30pm - Millhouse Green School
  • Weds 14th, 10am - Silkstone Primary School and at 6pm - Thurlstone Brass Band and Silkstone Ladies' Choir
  • Fri 16th, 10am - St John's Juniors
  • Sat 17th - Alzheimer's Society charity box collection
  • Weds 21st, 6pm - Thurlstone Brass Band.
Thurs 1st Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Organised by St Mary's RC Church.
Fri - Sun
2nd to 4th

Festival of Light - St George's Square, Huddersfield. A feast of light-inspired entertainment and acrobatic performances. With Spanish/Argentinean troupe Grupo Puja, 'bringing their majestic mix of rock music and daredevil airborne acrobatics'. Also a food and drink market, an art market and live music in bars and venues. Meltham and Meltham Mills Band will play from around 4.30pm to 5.15pm in the square. Festival of Light, Grupa Puja, Meltham and Meltham Mills.

Sat 3rd Langsett Collectables and Crafts Fair - 10am to 4pm, Langsett Barn, Langsett Village, S36 6GY. Free entry. Refreshments available. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fair - 10am to Noon, Comm centre. Organised by Penistone Centre Stage Musicals, there will be stalls for home baking, crafts, books and nearly new clothes. Also refreshments, tombola and a raffle. See the next two items and make a day of it.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Concert - 3pm to 4pm, Penistone Market Barn. Start shopping from 11am then, from 3pm to 4pm, it's: St John’s Junior School Choir, Penistone Ladies' Choir, Thurlstone Brass Band and a mixture of them. Christmas singing and music with a mince pie and a glass of the mayor's very best mulled wine (£2.95 a bottle from the Co-op). Penistone FM presenters will be around the Barn from around 11am to 4pm, taking requests and chatting to the shivering crowd, who will tootle around the block at 4pm to ... the next item below. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Lights - 4pm, War Memorial by Penistone Church. Santa and sleigh (organised by Penistone Round Table), with Penistone PJs, Penistone Mayor Cllr Steve Webber and Thurlstone Brass Band, also reporters from Penistone FM. Our Esteemed Mayor presses the magic button to turn the lights on after a communal countdown. Meanwhile, Santa will comfortably watch the proceedings with bemused sympathy, from his sleigh.
  ,,   ,, Ingbirchworth Carols - 5pm to 6.30pm, by Ingbirchworth Christmas Tree. With Shepley Band.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Youth Disco - 7pm to 10pm, Community Centre. Fancy dress. Free food and drink. Organised by 'Penistone West Crime & Safety Group' and Penistone Round Table. No, I've not heard of PWC&SG either and neither has anybody else. Not to be confused with the 'Safer Neighbourhood Team' or any other spurious crime-fighting group which are probably all the same people anyway. When will they ever consolidate their efforts and become something meaningful and tangible? Another pointless website.
  ,,   ,, 'Back Room Live' - Time not stated - Old Crown, Penistone. The first of what will be a monthly live event. Perfoming on this date will be: One boy has Music, The Velcro Teddy Bears, Jake Woodhams and Dave House. Bands and other performers can sign up by email: backroomlive@hotmail.co.uk, Tel 01225 762422
Sun 4th Christmas Fayre - 11am to 2pm, Silkstone Scout Hall, The Cross, Silkstone S75 4LX - and 11am to 3pm at Broad Close Farm, Cone Ln, Silkstone, S74 4LY. Festive music, Father Christmas, children's activities, festive stalls, real animal nativity, barbeque, mince pies, mulled wine, pony rides and raffle. Maria's Dance School dancers will be performing. Farm shop will also be open at Broad Close Fm. A Christmas trail from the farm to the Scout Hall will occur after the fayre. Proceeds towards building Silkstone Community Centre. Please Note: Details in Barnsley Chronicle only give Broad Close Farm as the venue while other sources also include the Scout Hall.
Thurs 8th Millhouse Green MVC - 6pm, Tesco Food Store, Tescopoly Drive, Penistone. MGMVC
  ,,   ,, 'Star Search' Grand Final - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Peniston'e big talent show. Details on the Star Search page and photos can be ordered from here: http://starsearchpenistone.blogspot.com. Also see Penistone Paramount
  ,,   ,, Abba Tribute - Time not stated, The White Heart. Usually involves a three-course meal for about thirty pounds each. White Heart. From poster.
Fri 9th Last Laugh Comedy Club - 8pm, Paramount. Entry £10 - unsuitable for children. See Paramount Live Events.
Sat 10th Langsett Collectables and Crafts Fair - 10am to 4pm, Langsett Barn, Langsett Village, S36 6GY. Free entry. Refreshments available. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Compton Christmas Cracker - 2.30pm, Paramount. Kevin Grunill with guests Andrew Nix and Richard Openshaw present a festive feast of music.
  ,,   ,, Grand Christmas Concert - 7pm, Starts at 7.15pm, Paramount. An evening of Music and Song from Bolsterstone MVC and Shat Band (facebook). Circle £7.50, Stalls £7. Organised by Denby Dale and District Rotary Club (RC of DD & D). Proceeds to charity. Poster on PTC Noticeboard.
Sun 11th Craft Fair - 1pm to 4pm, Crowedge Community Centre. Father Christmas, local crafts, tombola, raffle, refreshments and bar. Children's fancy dress comp judged at 3pm.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Children’s Choir - 3pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. Children from our area will no doubt have a fine repertoire of festive song. From This is Penistone.
Tues 13th Thurlstone Brass Band - Lunchtime, Royal British Legion Club. Non-members must be signed in. RBL Website
Thurs 15th 'Carols by Candlelight' - 'evening', The White Heart. Denby Dale Ladies' Choir and three-course meal for thirty pounds each. White Heart, DD LC. From poster.
Fri 16th Pensioners' Christmas Dinner - 1pm, Thurlstone School. Only £2.50 each, booked in advance by calling 07917 275747. Christmas Dinner will be served in the School Hall and will be followed by Christmas carols and entertainment. Organised by Thurlstone School and Thurlstone Community Group.
  ,,   ,, Hoylandswaine Carol Singing - 7pm, Hoylandswaine Sports & Social Club, Haigh Lane. This is being organised by Hoylandswaine Arts Group and they are looking more singers to join in. Anyone interested can join in by meeting up at the club at 6pm, ready for their tour around the village. From Barnsley Chron.
Sat 17th Langsett Collectables and Crafts Fair - 10am to 4pm, Langsett Barn, Langsett Village, S36 6GY. Free entry. Refreshments available. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Dinner - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £10 for three-course meal followed by tea or coffee. Main course is a choice of Pork or Turkey. From a poster in Robinson's News which shows the full menu.
  ,,   ,, Scouts' Christmas Fair - Noon to 4pm, Penistone Scout Hut, Wentworth Road. A variety of stalls for those late Christmas gifts, etc. From This is Penistone
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Church. Entry £7 includes refreshments. Millhouse Green MVC and Penistone Ladies' Choir with guests Emily Peace and Joe Shaw.
Sun 18th Thurlstone Brass Band - 9.30am, Millhouse Green; 1.30pm, Wagon & Horses, Langsett; 3pm, Midhope Church; 6.30pm, Wortley Church. Thurlstone Brass Band
  ,,   ,, Christmas Service - 10am, St John's Junior School, High St, Penistone. Penistone Community Church invites us all to celebrate Christmas with them. Services every Sunday at the same time and place. PCC
  ,,   ,, Nativity All-age Service - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church. From flyer.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Pool Knockout - Start 4.15pm, Old Crown. Register 3pm to 4pm with £3 entry fee each. In the newly-refurbished function room. One frame only, no re-entry. Three-frame final with £150 first prize and £50 to the runner-up.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, St Andrew's Church.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, Hoylandswaine Methodist Church. Service conducted by Reverend Louise Dawson. Mince pies follow the service.
Mon 19th Carols in the Square - 6.30pm, Bolsterstone. Lots of festive singing outside Blosterstone Church (inside if weather forbids), along with the Silver Spectrum Wind Band. From This is Penistone
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC Christmas Concert - 7pm, Millhouse Institute. Millhouse Gn MVC
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Community Group - 7pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. Urgent community meeting about computer access.
  ,,   ,, Carols at the George - 7.30pm, The George, Upper Denby. Festive sing-along with Shepley Band.
Tues 20th Penistone PACT Meeting - 10am, Comm Centre. Public meeting discussing policing matters. Organised by the 'Safest Ever Neighbourhood Team'. Penistone SNT
Weds 21st Audiology Clinic - 9am, Penistone Clinic opposite Dolphin Chippie. Hearing aid repairs and maintenance provided from a Barnsley NHS team. From This is Penistone
Thurs 22nd Christmas Carols - 7pm, Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill, above Flouch. With Cawthorne Brass Band and past members of Grimethorpe Colliery Band. D & P, Tel 01226 763173.
Fri 23rd Christmas Disco and Karaoke - 7.30pm, Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill, above Flouch. No entry fee - just turn up and enjoy. D & P, Tel 01226 763173.
  ,,   ,, Carol Singing at 'The Rag' - 8.30pm, The Fountain Inn, Ingbirchworth. This fine old tradition at what locals still call 'The Rag' started just after the end of WWII. It was for a time unwelcome under a previous pub management but now it is back with the pub's full endorsement. The old name for the Fountain Inn was the 'Rag & Louse'. I wonder why they changed it. Members of Bolsterstone MVC will lead the singing. Expect to hear 'The Holmfirth Anthem' (Pratty Flowers) at least once. The 'Rag' telephone number: 76 3125. From This is Penistone and a poster, with embelishments. Bolsterstone MVC
Sat 24th Top Forty 'Hall of Fame' Countdown - 10am to 2pm, Penistone FM. Listener-submitted favourites of 2011 are listed on Colin Geldard's Christmas Special. The Winner this year was the Moody Blues' classic - Nights in White Satin. A great listen on 95.7 Penistone FM.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 4pm, St Andrew's Church. (From flyer)
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Communion, 11.30pm, St Andrew's Church.
Sun 25th Christmas Day All-age Worship - 10am, St Andrew's Church.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day - Open the prezzies, have a beer, watch the Queen's speech, pull the crackers, eat some turkey (or nut cutlet), sing carols, feign amusement to uncle's jokes and snooze off the mulled wine before the sprouts catch up and everybody makes their excuses and goes home. A splendid day. Then it's turkey sandwiches and stuffing all next week.
Mon 26th
Boxing Day
Thurlstone Brass Band -
9.30am, Carols around Thurlstone, then at ...
12.30pm, British Legion. Non-members must be signed in. (And yes, they did play 'Pratty Flowers')
2.30pm - White Heart. RBL Website, W Heart, Thurlstone Brass Band
  ,,   ,, Boxing Day Meet - 11am. The George Inn, Upper Denby. Rockwood Harriers (Fox hunt gathering). Go on, the toffs have all dressed up so give them a cheer.
  ,,   ,, Pennine Jazz - From noon to 2.30pm, also ...
Thurlstone Brass Band - From 2.30pm, White Heart. W Heart, Thurlstone Brass Band
Fri 30th Legup Christmas Show - All day event, Legup Equestrian, Myrefield, Millhouse Green, S36 9NN. Lots of horsey things happening at Legup. Call 01226 370679, Mob. 07740 178790. Email
Sat 31st
N Year's Eve
Ceilidh - Civic Hall, Holmfirth. Tickets: £7.50 for adults, £4 for 5-16 year olds, under 5s are free and a family ticket (two adults and two children) is £20. Bring your own refreshments. Details on Holmfirth Festival website.
  ,,   ,, Disco and Karaoke - Start time not stated, Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill, above Flouch. No entry fee - just turn up and enjoy. D & P, Tel 01226 763173.
  ,,   ,, 'The Sabres' - Start time not stated, R British Legion Club. Please note that non-members must be signed in. A top local group from many years ago. RBL Website
  ,,   ,, New Year's Eve - Time to celebrate. "Should Auld Acquaintance... "

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