Penistone's Big What's On List - 2013

This Year
Notable Events ..

East Peak Traditional Performance Project
This Qango organisation includes councils from a group of areas which includes Penistone and Denby Dale. They are not helped by there nowhere on the map called 'East Peak' and their profile is hampered by being promoted through the very limited channels of local councils.

Their year-long project during 2013 was to identify, promote and record performances in the 'EPIP area', encouraging traditional performers such as Brass Bands, Male Voice or Ladies' Choirs, Stick dancers, Morris Dancers, &c. to get in touch with them. They also tried to determine what song and dance traditions the public enjoys. Their report can be found on their downloads page.
Contact Details: EPIP Traditions Project page, Email: eastpeaktraditions@gmail.com, or call Gordon Watts on 07891 210 299. Also on Facebook


January Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
This Month Trans-Pennine cleanups and two productions: 'Robinson Crusoe' in Thurgoland and 'Cinderella' in Penistone.
Tues 1st BH New Year's Day. Bank Holiday.
Sat 5th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Hazlehead Bridge. All are welcome to join in pruning out trees and overhanging branches, in order to widen the Trail and allow more light to reach the surface; trimming the cut timber to create a number of desirable habitat piles. Wear warm old clothes, protective gloves, waterproof footwear and expect to get dirty. Some tools are available but it would be helpful if you could bring bow saws, loppers, or secateurs. FREE tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh air and conversation! With limited parking, you might prefer to park at Bullhouse Bridge and walk to Hazlehead, or come on a bike. Children are very welcome, accompanied by an adult. See the TPTcv website for further details or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852
  ,,   ,, New Year's Party - 4.30pm, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. They are encouraging people to bring friends and food. St Andrew's, from TiP.
  ,,   ,, 'Star Gazing Live' - 7pm to 10pm, Wentworth Castle Gardens. Free entry and free parking. Danny Rodman from Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society looks at the 'Winter Sky', with a presentation in St James Hall using 'Stellarium' planetarium software (free software for Windows and Linux). In connection with the BBC 'Star Gazing Live' series from Jodrell Bank.
Sun 6th Vinyl and CD Fair - 10am to 4pm, George Hotel, St. George's Square, HD1 1JA. Twenty five tables for the collector to peruse. Premier Fairs.
  ,,   ,, Lawrence of Arabia - 2pm, Penistone Paramount. Adults £5.50, conc £4.50, call 76 7532. David Lean's 1962 epic story recounts the true-life experiences of T.E. Lawrence (wiki) during the Great War, with Peter O'Toole in the starring role. With Alec Guinness (as Prince Faisal), Anthony Quail, Jack Hawkins and Omar Sharif. Paramount.
Weds 9th Penistone Gardening Club - 9.30am, Community Centre. Details, call Marjorie Snaith: 76 4533.
  ,,   ,, TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Continuing with work near Hazlehead Bridge. See Saturday 5th Jan (above) for details. Visit TPTcv or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. £1 admission. 'Chasing Million Ayres from Leeds to Siberia', presented by Mrs J Depelle of Pudsey.
Thurs 10th Jack and the Beanstalk - Opens 6pm for 6.45pm start, Cubley Hall. Last-minute posters called it 'Jack and the Tinselstalk' by Penistone Players. Charity event in aid of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID). From Barnsley Chronicle and later posters.
Fri 11th Sam Miggel - Time not stated, Blacksmith's Arms, Thurlstone. Facebook.
Sun 13th RBL Quiz Night - 9pm, Royal British Legion. The first of the fortnightly quiz nights. Non-members must be signed in by a member. Penistone RBL.
Weds 16th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, at Hazlehead Bridge access. See Saturday 5th Jan (above) for details. Don't forget to bring some snap. Limited parking. There is likely to be the 'BMBC T-Pennine Rangers' working alongside on this occasion. Visit TPTcv or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Cake Sale & Morning Coffee - 10.30am, Buckingham Care Home. Also a raffle and book stall. Proceeds to the Residents' Fund. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. £1 admission. 'Saltaire', presented by Mr Alun Pugh of Leeds. From member's handout.
Sat 19th Burns Night Ceilidh and Disco - White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. W Heart.
Weds 23rd Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. £1 admission. This one was cancelled due to bad weather.
Fri 25th Burns Night - Scots everywhere celebrate their national poet, Robert 'Rabi' Burns.
Fri and Sat
25th - 26th
Penistone lɐʌıʇsǝɟ ɹǝǝq - 7pm to 11pm, Penistone Church. Admission £5, includes Commemorative Glass. Around twenty 'fermented products' on offer. Also some musical entertainment: Friday, 'A** & Hymns', Saturday: J.B. Goode. Organised by Denby Dale Lions, with proceeds to The Hollybank Trust (for 'special needs' children) and church funds. Probably the first one in Penistone, or in a functioning church. See also the Denby Dale lɐʌıʇsǝɟ ɹǝǝq in March. Train Timetable (pdf). Info: lions@denbydalelions.co.uk, Call 08458 338521.
Sat 26th Wedding Open Day - 10am to 3pm, Cubley Hall. The Barn/Function room is open to display a complete wedding breakfast setting, with experienced wedding co-ordinator Sandra to help with your special day. Shotguns not available. Cubley Hall, facebook.
  ,,   ,, Richard Brooks (Singer) - 8pm, Penistone Bowling Club. Raffle prizes and 'Play Your Cards Right' on the night.
Sun 27th First House Tour of this year - 2.30pm to 4pm, Wentworth Castle Gardens. Pre-booking recommended. 'Normal garden admission applies' plus £2.75 each, includes free parking. From poster.
Weds 30th Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. £1 admission. 'What's in a Name', presented by Mr Keith Lister of Horbury.
Weds 30th to
Sat 2nd Feb
Robinson Crusoe - 7.15pm each night and a 2.15 pm Saturday matinee, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets: £5 Adults, £4 Children, from M Denton (01142 885 057) J Methley (01142 888 485) or from cast members. Book early to avoid disappointment. This is a production by John Morley. The Players are Thurgoland Thespians, with a cast of veterans, young thespians and a junior chorus. Some of the proceeds will go towards the £8,000 needed for drain repairs at the Village Hall. Details: Thurgoland Community page or call Margaret D 0114 288 5037.
Weds 30th to
Sat 9th Feb
Cinderella - 7pm every day, except Sunday 5pm, Matinees: Saturday (2nd & 9th) at 2pm and Sunday 1pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets: £4 on opening night, otherwise Adults £8, Conc. £5. Presented by Penistone Theatre Group, with a very worthy cast from the area, guaranteeing a good show. Read a preview-review (on This is Penistone). Book early as tickets will go quickly, either online or call 76 7532. Paramount.

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February Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
This Month Pancakes, fasting and love messages. The only month with 'Br*wery' in its name.
Fri 1st Washington Whurligigs - 9pm, Royal British Legion Club. Non-members must be signed in by a current member. RBL Club.
Sat 2nd TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, at Hazlehead Bridge access. We will walk along the Trail (towards Bullhouse Bridge) to the work site (map). If you’re coming from Bullhouse direction you may prefer to meet us at the work site – just keep walking and you’ll bump into us! We will be pruning out trees and overhanging branches to widen the Trail and allow more light to reach the surface; we’ll trim the cut timber to create habitat piles. You'll need to bring a packed lunch, but FREE tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits will be supplied (please bring your own mug). There's very limited parking at Hazlehead Bridge. If adverse weather is forecast, please check your inbox to make sure the day hasn't been cancelled, before setting out. You will need warm clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and gloves to protect your hands. It may be very wet underfoot so make sure you wear wellies or sturdy, waterproof, boots - and it’s always a good idea to bring waterproofs. We do have some tools, but if you can bring bow saws, loppers, or secateurs (if you have them) that would be helpful. Other equipment will be supplied. Children are very welcome, accompanied by an adult. Visit TPTcv or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Chris Reed's Dixieland Jazz Band - 9pm, Wortley Arms, Wortley. Free admission. W Arms From their newsletter.
Sun 3rd Wedding Fair - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Free Admission. All of your wedding needs, except the shotgun. Promoting the hall as a wedding venue. Organised by 'The Ultimate Balloon Co.' (Sunday carvery is also open). More info, call 01142 882 100, email, W Hall
Weds 6th Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. £1 admission. 'From Chalk to Talk', presented by Mr Neville Wheeler of Sheffield.
Sun 10th RBL Quiz - The usual fortnightly quiz is cancelled on this date. The next one is 24th Feb, also 10th, 24th March and 7th, 21st March.
Tues 12th Shrove Tuesday- Pancake Day. The Co-op have ready-mix pancakes in a bottle on display, next to Jif lemons and Maple Syrup. Just add water to the bottle's line and shake it, then it goes in the hot pan. Slart on the syrup and wallop down the neck. Tried it and it is alright but marmalade works best.
  ,,   ,, St Valentine's Cake Sale - 10.30am, Buckingham Care Home. 'Join us for a cuppa and a cake', it says on the poster. Also there will be a raffle.
  ,,   ,, Shrovetide Dinner - From Noon, St Andrew's Church. Admission £6, with proceeds to the church funds. Stalls and refreshments. Dinner served from noon: Beef Stew and Yorkshire Pudding, with a choice of sweet. From poster at St Andrew's.
Weds 13th Ash Wednesday - First day of Lent. Ash Weds. Throw the burnt pancakes away.
  ,,   ,, TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 3.30pm, at Hazlehead Bridge. This meet up was Postponed.
Thurs 14th Saint Valentine's Day. He was properly called 'Saint Valentine', not just plain 'Valentine'.
Fri 15th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 3.30pm, at Hazlehead Bridge. Lopping, chopping, and chatting with TPTcv. All welcome. We will be pruning out trees and overhanging branches to lighten the Trail and open up views, possibly revisiting earlier sections, and trimming the timber to create habitat piles. Wear warm old clothes, sturdy footwear and protective gloves. FREE tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh air and chat!
Parking: If you are coming by car, please be aware that parking is extremely limited at Hazlehead Bridge itself – ring or email if you would like directions. You could park at Bullhouse Bridge instead and swim along the Trail (20mins); walk (70mins from Penistone/50mins from Dunford Bridge); come on your bike (26mins Penistone/19mins Dunford Bridge) or catch the ghost of a train (5mins). You don't need to let us know if you are coming, and if you’d rather stay for just part of the day that's fine- although you might find it useful to catch the introduction at the beginning of the day. Visit TPTcv or call/text Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Asteroid '2012 DA14' - 7.26pm, near to Earth. Discovered February 2012, it has an estimated mass of 130,000 Tonnes and is about 45 Metres across. At about 21,200 miles (34,100 km) distant at its closest pass, it will come closer than the geostationary satellites (Sky TV, etc). It should be visible with a small telescope from Eastern Europe, Asia and Australasia and on news broadcasts but we won't see it here. NASA
Sat 16th Poetry and Craft Day - 1pm to 5pm, Penistone Church. Free admission, all welcome. 2pm to 4pm pamphlet launch with poetry readings by Rob Hindle, Julie Mellor and the 'Penistone Poets'. Japanese Tea Ceremony with Becky Bowley. Free craft activities and exhibition. Refreshments available. Organised by Art in the Park (Sheffield). Info, call 01142 686 813.
Sun 17th Falconry Day - From 10.30am, Yummy Yorkshire, Delph House Farm, High Flatts. Static display of falconry at 10.30am in the marquee, Aerial display in the field from 1.30pm. Yummy Yorkshire, or call 76 2551.
  ,,   ,, 'Don't Tell the Groom' - 6pm for 6.30pm start, Wortley Hall. Ladies only (for brides, bridesmaids, etc.), admission £20pp, includes a glass of bubbly, antepasto and chocolate dessert. A girlie night all about weddings, with a cat walk, wedding planner, drop-in lounge and 'surprises along the way'. Oooer. More info, call 01142 882 100, email, W Hall
Tues 19th Spiritualist Night - Rafters Bar, Wagon and Horses, Oxspring. Waggon & H.
Weds 20th Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. £1 admission. 'Warp and Weft', presented by Mrs S Seagar of Yeadon.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 6pm to 9pm, Cubley Hall. With their wedding services team to answer questions. Everything for the big day except the shotgun. Sparkling wine drinks reception and canapes on arrival. Further details, call 76 6086. Cubley Hall, Facebook
Weds, Thurs
20th and 21st
Dementia Community Roadshow - 10am to 4pm, Tesco supermarket, off St Mary's St roundabout, S36 6DW. Members of the Alzheimer's Society will be on hand to answer questions about dementia, with free information about the disease and what support may be available. Call: 0845 678 7678. Alzheimers Org. Roadshows
Thurs - Sat
21st to 23rd
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - 7pm Thurs/Fri and 4pm Sat, Penistone Grammar School. Tickets, Adults £6, Concession £4, available from (email) K Steward of PGS Performing Arts, call PGS on 762114, 76 5076 or 765077.
Fri 22nd Penistone YFC Race Night - 8pm, Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill. Free admission. Buy your own horse and name it for a tenner. More Info, call: Liz 07896 534 746 or Katie 07856 889 832. Penistone Young Farmers.
  ,,   ,, Ian Tyler (singist) - 9pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Thurlstone. (BA facebook)
Sat 23rd Kumihimo Jewellery Workshop - 10.30am to 1pm, Penistone Grammar School. Postponed from Saturday 26th January. Session £15 includes materials and use of the necessary tools. Limited places, contact Esther Parnham at PGS, Tel. 76 0871, eparnham@barnsley.org.
  ,,   ,, A Night at the Musicals - 7pm, Penistone Church. Tickets: £3.50, proceeds to World Challenge Nepal 2013. Young musicians do their thing.
Sun 24th Family Fun Day - 8am to 3.30pm, Stocksbridge Leisure Centre. Free entry. A range of free activities including swimming, gymnastics, football or trampolining. Also a bouncy castle. For more info, call: call 01142 883 792. Stocks LC. From mailshot.
  ,,   ,, Community Day - 1pm to 5pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Free admission. Various clubs, societies and stalls. Refreshments available. From Penistone FM.
Weds 27th Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. AGM. Also, 'Waterwheel to Email', presented by Mr Allan Stuttard of Hebden Bridge. All welcome.

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March Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
This Month We have: The Comedy Festival, Sleeping Beauty, Penistone Spring Festival, Tuby's Funfair, Hot Cross buns for Easter and the annual Flour Bequest.
Fri - Fri
1st to 8th
Penistone Comedy Festival...
  • Friday 1st, 8pm: 'The Everly Pregnant Brothers' (sold out). Ukuleles and uncontrollable laughter. Toby Foster is in the line-up. Adults only £15.
  • Saturday 2nd, 2pm: 'Little Howard's Big Show' - The human-cartoon double act (farce) aimed at kids but adults will like it too: Big Howard and Little Howard. Adults £10, Conc £8, Family Ticket £30.
  • Sunday 3rd, 8pm: ‘Arthur Smith - Exposed!’ - Well-known as Radio4 panellist, Arthur brings Cockney capers to Penistone with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs and readings. Adults £12
  • Friday 8th, 9pm: 'The Last Laugh Comedy Club' - Your favourite jokes in a great fuzzball of fun, with Rudi Lickwood and Jojo Smith. Hosted by Toby Foster. Adults only £12.
This compendium of comedy has been organised in our fleapit of fun by the 'Last Laugh Comedy Club' team. Toby Foster explained it all on Andy Riley's Show on Penistone FM. It is likely to become an annual event at Penistone Paramount.
Fri 1st Blood Donor Sessions - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre, Church St. New donors welcome but donors should make an appointment by calling 0300 123 23 23. Blood.
  ,,   ,, Jumble Sale - 6.30pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church. Admission 20p. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Friday RBL Forum - 8.45pm to 9.30pm, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. RBL Members only. Informal meeting with some committee members to consider ideas, suggestions, complaints, etc. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Simon Whiteley - 9pm, Royal British Legion Club. Non-members must be signed in by a current member. RBL Club.
Sat 2nd TPTcv Workday - 10am, Bullhouse Bridge. Lopping, chopping, and chatting with TPTcv on the TPT! All welcome. We will be pruning out overhanging branches, and trimming the wood to create habitat piles. Wear warm old clothes, sturdy footwear and protective gloves. FREE tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh air and chat! Please see the website for further details. Visit TPTcv or call/text Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Brunch (A good Fry-up) - 10.30am to 1pm, St Aidan's, Sheffield Road, Oxspring. Nosh costs £5 including tea/coffee, £2.50 for nippers under eleven, or a Bacon Bap can be purchased for £2.50. All welcome. Shouldn't that be Breakfast + Dinner = 'Brinner'?
Sun 3rd Artisan Fayre - 10.30am to 4pm, Penistone Market Barn. Quality, handmade art and craft gifts (ready for Mother's Day next week) as well as locally-sourced food produce from over 40 exhibitors. Refreshments available and free craft activities for the kids. A Fayre, Facebook, Email. Details purloined from Visit Penistone.
  ,,   ,, The Wortley Arms Gift Event - Noon to 4pm, Montagu Rooms, Wortley Arms, Wortley. Free admission and 'a glass of w*ne with complementary canapes whilst you shop'. Bags & Fashion, MAC Makeup, Bare Minerals, Teeth Whitening, Arbonne Skin Care, Chocolate Explosion, Jewellery, Cards and much much more. More info, call: 01142 888 749. W Arms.
Weds 6th Public Event - 1pm to 7pm, Community. Centre. Q&As on the electrical infrastructure work. This appears to be double-booked with the following item. N Powergrid Updates.
  ,,   ,, Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. £1 admission. 'Medieval Gardens', presented by Mr Simon Thomson of Hemsworth.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Theatre Group Open Evening - 8pm, The Shack, Bridge Street. Looking for ideas and volunteers.
Fri 8th W*ne Tasting - 7pm, Montagu Rooms, Wortley Arms, Wortley. £15 per person. With John Mitchell, who is an expert and trader in such fine fluids. Bookings: 01142 888 749. W Arms.
  ,,   ,, 'A Wider Vision' - 7.30pm, Penistone Community Centre. Admission £3 includes refreshments, free entry for children. As part of the national 'Fairtrade Fortnight', Penistone Fairtrade is presenting an evening of 'Interest and entertainment', without disclosing fully what that means. The title suggests that they might talk about foreign aid principles. Attending will be Angela Smith MP, Linda McNaven MEP and The Penistone Players (who re-formed only a couple of years ago). Penistone Fairtrade
Sat 9th British Legion AGM - 10.45am, Penistone Royal British legion, St Mary's Street. For club members only. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Cookery Demo - 1pm to 3pm, Yummy Yorkshire, just above Ingbirchworth on the left. With Tim Bilton, chef and author of 'Bilton Basics'. YY Facebook
  ,,   ,, Manchester City versus Barnsley (Footie) - 5.30pm on Sky TV in local pubs and clubs.
Sun 10th Mothering Sunday - (Mother's Day). Take mum out for a nice meal and a box of chocs afterwards.
Weds 13th Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. £1 admission. 'The History of Mystery', presented by Mr Albert Smith of Rotherham.
Fri 15th Penistone Spring Music Festival - Junior Concert 4pm, Senior Concert 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Junior Concert: Admission Adult £3, Conc. £2. Barnsley Junior Band, Penistone Junior Band, Barnsley Junior Percussion Ensemble and Penistone Children's Choir. Senior Concert: Admission Adult £5, Conc. £4. Barnsley Metropolitan Band, Barnsley Intermediate Band, Barnsley Guitar Ensemble and Barnsley Town Concert Band. Paramount.
  ,,   ,, Picnic Night - 7pm to 10pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets £1. Raffles, Quiz, Bingo and much more. Wear something red and bring your own food and drink, and lots of money in aid of Comic Relief. For info, call Margaret Denton: 0114 288 5037. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Red Nose Day - 7.30pm to 1am, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Sixties and seventies fancy dress with prizes. Arrive before 9pm and there's a free shot of falling-down fluid to people in fancy dress. DJ Steve Taylor from Penistone FM will have flower power and glamrock classics. Crystal Facebook.
  ,,   ,, While & Mathews 50th Birthday Concert - Time not stated, Cubley Hall. Tickets £12 through 'We Got Tickets'. Details, call: 76 6086. While & Matthews, Cubley Hall, Facebook
Fri - Sat
15th & 16th
Denby Dale Lions' lɐʌıʇsǝɟ ɹǝǝq - Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, DDale. Popular annual event with a wide range of 'fermented products' to try. Trains to DD from Penistone are (Fri and Sat) 18 mins past the hour in daytime and slightly later in the evenings, see Timetable (pdf). Don't be late, the last train to Penistone is: (Fri and Sat): 10.41pm from DDale station. Info, call 08458 338521, email: lions@denbydalelions.co.uk. Denby Dale Lions.
Sat 16th Penistone Line Guided Walk (Penistone to Denby Dale) - 9.45am, Penistone Station. This is to tie in with a train arriving at 9.18am. leader Geof Ryder. It says 'Using part of the Penistone Boundary walk we head out to Delph House. Pleasant footpaths lead us to South Lane and Upper House, then through meadows and woodlands to Nether End and Exley Gate taking us to our destination and maybe a pint at the White Hart ! Start: 9.45am at Penistone Finish: Denby Dale Distance: 10 miles.'. See South Pennines Rail. Item from Visit Penistone Events Page.
  ,,   ,, EMI Open Day - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, Penistone (next to St John's Junior School). To raise awareness of the home and dementia. Refreshments, snacks, stalls and entertainment. The Lost Chords will perform at 3pm. ('Seated one day at the organ ...'). Buckingham Care Home was built in 2011 and has a purpose 72 beds with ten NHS intermediate care beds. It is a private company run by newly renamed Crown Care (formerly Ladhar Group). The poster does not explain what 'EMI' means. Probably medical jargon.
  ,,   ,, Horse Security Day - Time not stated, Churchfields Veterinary Centre Equine Unit, Hoylandswaine. Freezemarking £38.95, Microchipping £20, Microchipping and passport £35, Tack stamping (small charge). Crime reduction advice from South Yorkshire Police by appointment, with slots throughout the day. To book, contact PCSO Joanne Weatherall (email) on 07775 007 531. Churchfield Vets.
  ,,   ,, Annual Celebrity Concert - 7.15pm, Paramount. Millhouse Green MVC and Meltham Mills Brass Band. Tickets £7 Stalls and £8 Balcony, available from the Concert Secretary Phil Buckley - 01142 830 613. Paramount.
  ,,   ,, The Curragh Sons - White Heart, Bridge End. Irish 5-piece band for St Paddy's. Admission £5.95 or £14.95 including supper of Hotpot (also veggie option if you tell them upon booking). Call: 76 2843. W Hart. Details blatantly stolen from Visit Penistone.
Sun 17th Saint Patrick's Day - To be sure an' all, begorrah!
  ,,   ,, Easter Eggstravaganza - 1pm to 4pm, Community Room, Thurlstone School. £1.50 per child prize with every entry. Easter Bunny search in the village. All are welcome to visit this annual event organised by Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook). Various Stalls, refreshments and raffle. For information: 0774 2076 779.
  ,,   ,, 'Tin Bath' - 2.45pm-ish, Penistone Viaduct. A double-header steam train is coming our way. See Tin Bath
  ,,   ,, Ghost Hunt - Time not stated, Wortley Arms. An evening of mystery in association with Seeking Spirit Events. From their newsletter: 'Begin your evening with a Pie & Pea supper, then it's lights out as we begin our ghost hunt, and talk to some of our old residents from around the village. £15 per person - Places are Strictly Limited for this event.' Bookings by calling 01142 888 749. W Arms.
Tues - Sat
19th to 23rd
Oliver (Musical) - 7.15pm each evening and an additional 2.15pm Saturday matinee, Penistone Paramount. Tickets: £10 and £9 conc. Proudly presented by Penistone Centre Stage Musical Theatre (the former Penistone Operatic Society). Book online or call 76 7532. Paramount.
Weds 20th First Day of Spring - The vernal equinox. Not to be confused with the Meteorological Office's in-house use of 1st March as the first day of spring.
  ,,   ,, Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. £1 admission. 'Historic Countryside of Medieval Saxon Villages of Transylvania', presented by Mrs Joan Newton of Sheffield.
Thurs 21st Fair and Funky - 10am to Noon, Penistone Community Centre. Jewellery, toys, gardening gifts, homeware, handmade cards and more. Items for sale are a mixture of fair trade and recycled. Fair & Funky.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland History Group - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. £2 admission, all welcome. Talk on 'The History of Policemen'. (THG Website: www.thurgolandhistory.org.uk not working). See Thurgoland Community.
Thurs - Mon
21st to 2nd Ap
Tuby's funfair - Thurs, Fri and Monday (Closed Sunday), Showground. Family fun from ducks to dodgems.
You can print out some vouchers from their website for a £5 discount off their rides (when they update them for 2013). R Tuby. Details pinched from Visit Penistone.
Sat 23rd Seeking Spirit - 8pm to 2am, Wortley Hall. 18+ only. Admission £30 includes refreshments and a soup-&-sandwich supper. Seeking Spirits Paranormal Investigators have arranged an evening to explore any spirit presences from the long history of this place. They present their activities as a 'dare', which might not be a sensible approach to this subject. I recommend that spiritual investigation be not taken frivolously. Bookings: 01142 882 100, at your own risk.
Sun 24th Antique Collectors' Fair - Please note that this event has been cancelled (see This is Penistone). 10am to 3pm, Penistone Community Centre. Admission 50p. Home-made refreshments available. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount. Adults £5.50, Conc £4.50. U-rated classic with Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Claude Rains. Robin tries to stalk Maid Marrion! Doesn't he always. Book online or call 76 7532. Paramount.
Mon - Fri
25th to 5th Ap
Local School Holidays -
See the Barnsley Council website.
Weds 27th 'Sleeping Beauty' (Ballet) - 7pm, Penistone Paramount. Adults £18, Conc, Stalls £16, Children, Stalls £13. A production by The Vienna Festival Ballet. facebook.
Thurs 28th Wild Fun Day - Time not stated, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. Morning, afternoon or full day workshops are available for children to examine rare insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Also a bug hunt and animal crafts. This is intended to be fun and educational. See Instinct website and Penistone event advert (an over-large PNG file). Contact Catherine Willoughby BSc (Hons) PGCE, on 07429 353 264 for bookings or for more information. From TiP.
Good Friday
29th BH
Good Friday and Penistone Flour Ceremony - 10am, Penistone Church. Church service, followed by the old Penistone bequest giving bags of flour to the 'poor of the parish'. It used to be on the Town Hall steps but is now in the 'Sensory Garden' of the lower graveyard. P Town Council. See Customs page.
Sat 30th Huddersfield versus Hull (footie) - 5.20pm on Sky TV in pubs and clubs.
  ,,   ,, Alex Quinn & The Man in The Street - Time not stated, The George, Denby Lane, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE. Live music night. More info, call 01484 861347. The George website and facebook.
Easter
Sunday 31st
Easter Sunday - Also British Summertime (BST) Begins. Clocks go forwards one hour from 2am.
  ,,   ,, Farmers' Gift and Craft Market - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Free Admission. Food, crafts and gifts with an Easter Egg hunt for the little 'uns. (Carvery is open).
More info, call 01142 882 100, email, W Hall
  ,,   ,, Denby Village Walk - 2.30pm, The George, Denby Lane, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE. Five mile walk around Upper Denby. Arrive back at The George for home-made pie with peas and taties (£5.00 per person). The pie might (deliberately) have horsemeat in it. Visitors are advised to book in advance by calling 01484 861 347. The George website and facebook. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Sun to Weds
31st to 3rd Ap

Holiday Club - A range of physical activities for children at various venues which include Oxspring playing field and Denby Dale Pie Hall. Full day £15 (10am to 3pm), half day £8 (morning session 10am to Noon or afternoon session 12.30pm to 3pm). See 'Holiday Club' at PSSSA website for dates, locations and events.


Tuby's funfairThis is cold tea.Town Council AssemblyMozambique dancers

April Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
This Month The usually elusive Penistone Town Assembly and the Rochdale Cowboy.
Easter Mon
1st BH
Easter Monday
and All Fool's Day.
  ,,   ,, The Pathfinders (60s band) Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership.
Weds 3rd Easter Family Activitiy Day - 10am to 3pm, Langsett Barn, Langsett, S36 4GY. Drop-in workshops, Bike rides (see next item below), Jewellery-making, Easter Raffle, Card-making, Felt-making, Pond Dipping, Seed planting in pots (bring your own container), light refreshments. Most things are free but some may have a small charge. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Cycle Penistone - 11am 'Dr Bike' session, 1pm Guided Bike Ride, Langsett Barn, Langsett, S36 4GY. Aimed at families and children, the bke ride is four miles on smooth, traffic-free paths. Bikes may be hired if arranged in advance by calling 07549 647 778, email: cyclepenistone@hotmail.co.uk. It is not obvious why Penistone is featured in the name. The PDCP can be contacted on 76 6202. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone History Group - Please note that the usual weekly historic talks have now finished until Weds 18th September. Meanwhile, a small PHG group is preparing the Neville Roebuck Collection to be ready soon for public access in the Community Centre Lower Hall on Market days.
Thurs 4th PACT Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Open, public meeting to discuss local policing matters. Unusually detailed item from Barnsley Chronicle.
Fri 5th Folkus Band - 9pm, Royal British Legion Club. Please note that non-members must be signed in by a current member. Local youth folk group by local folkmeister and organiser of Penistone Folk Day, the mighty Chris MacShane. RBL Club.
Sat 6th Open Doors Dinner - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Menus choices: Soup and Roll, Poached Salmon or Pork Casserole (with new potatoes, Peas and carrots), followed by a selection of Sweets, Tea or Coffee. Also a raffle. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, Grand National - Aintree. GrandNash. Mine's still running.
Sun 7th Spring Charity Bonanza - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre. Admission 30p. A big, very busy jumble sale. See Beryl's Bunnies and a lot more. Refreshments and 'Bargains Galore'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Tabletop/Car Boot Sale - 10am to 4pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Refreshments, bacon butties and dinnertime hog roast. £10 per table or pitch, advanced bookings only. Call Elvin on 01226 791999. This appears to be in aid of Cawthorne Brass Band. From poster.
Tues 9th 'Bite Back at Hunger' - 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, next to Penistone Library. Penistone and District Christian Aid is giving a talk by two speakers: Katherine Hogg and Eleri Birkhead for its 'spring' meeting. Refreshments from 7pm. All welcome. From poster.
Weds 10th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, at the Shore Hall Lane access (see website). All are welcome to join in. More phase two/three work, not immediately essential but will improve the Trail. This could involve removing small trees or branches to reveal a view or let light onto the Trail; moving piles of wood or other material to improve the appearance of the Trail; collecting litter; or clearing round seating or access paths. Wear warm old clothes, protective gloves, waterproof footwear and expect to get dirty. Some tools are available but it would be helpful if you could bring bow saws, loppers, or secateurs. FREE tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh air and conversation! The site is very accessible by bike, or on foot.
Limited parking at Leapings Lane or Bullhouse Bridge, and walk along as Shore Hall Lane itself is very narrow. Wherever you park, please ensure you are not causing a nuisance to residents or other road users, and take care not to block gates or sight lines, or cover fire hydrants. Children are very welcome if accompanied by an adult. See the TPTcv website for further details or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Fashion Show - Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm, Community Centre. Admission £3, with proceeds to Spring Vale Methodist Church. All items are available for sale on the night by credit/debit card. Run by SD Fashion Show Co Ltd, Block A, Unit 14, Hartley House, Nottingham, NG5 1DG.
  ,,   ,, Call for Thespians - 7.30pm, The Shack, Bridge Street, Penistone. Prospective actors are invited by Penistone Theatre Group to come along to a reading of 'Are You Being Served'. Auditions are the week after. Also looking for backstage people for props, costumes, etc. Email Claire or visit their website at the link above. (From Look Local)
Fri 12th Blood Donor Sessions - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Tea and biscuits for donors. No vampires allowed. New donors needed. Appointments by calling 0300 123 23 23. Blood.
  ,,   ,, The Magic of the Beatles - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Adults - £20. Celebrating fifty years since the real Beatles' first hit single 'Please Please Me'. Book online or call 76 7532. Paramount.
Sat 13th 13th Anniversary Organ Concert - 2.30pm, Paramount. Kevin Grunhill celebrates the installation of the mighty Compton Organ. Why this date was chosen is a mystery, as the organ wasn't ready until the back end of 1999. See my History Timeline and (external) the Organ Trust history page and the Paramount.
  ,,   ,, RBL 2013 Spring Dance - 7.30pm to 11pm, Community Centre. Limited places. Admission by ticket only, £7 each from the RBL Club, Kevin Knox or Derek Whitworth. Sequence, Ballroom and Party Dancing with music by Trevor Pym. Pie & Pea supper, with vegetarian alternative (which might be a Pea and more Pea supper). Raffle and spot prizes. Alc. drinks available. RBL Club.
Mon 15th The Three Peaks Challenge - This is a private venture by a group of local girls to raise money for The Oliver Field Appeal. A little 2-year-old boy, Oliver, is suffering from a rare form of cancer. The funds are towards his medical treatment abroad. Donate by texting OFPC99 £(an amount) to 70070. Or do it online: www.justgiving.com/oliverfield3peaks. This appeal is through a registered charity, 'Families Against Neoroblastoma', Charity Number 1135974.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Online - 10am to Noon, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. An 'Internet Workshop' 'starts' on this day but the poster fails to inform about when and how frequent future workshops will be, whether it is free or what age/ability range it is intended for. The WEA gets a mention. Call 07730 876 872 to find out anything useful.
  ,,   ,, 'Fishing for Compliments' (indie music) Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership.
Tues 16th The Super Soup Lunch ('Let's Bowl Over Poverty') - Noon to 1.30pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, next to Penistone Library. The price was not mentioned on the poster but donations are invited to Christian Aid. The bowl of soup with croutons on their poster looks inviting.
Weds 17th Cake Sale and Coffee Morning - 10.30am onwards, Buckingham Care Home, off the High Street opposite the top of Ward Street. Scrummy cakes and a brew. All welcome. Proceeds to the residents' fund.
Thurs 18th 'Homes Fit for the Future' - 7pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, next to Penistone Library. A public discussion on sustainable homes, organised by Penistone Friends of the Earth. On a similar topic, the same group was involved in drawing up the Parish Plan questionnaire, on behalf of Penistone Town Council, which demonstrates a very cosy relationship with our elected representatives. The poster mentions BMBC, Bansley College and an Eco-homes expert, without further details.
  ,,   ,, Wentworth Castle (history talk) - Time not stated, Thurgoland Village Hall. A talk by Rachael Parker, organised by Thurgoland Local History Group (no obvious website). See Thurgo Council.
Thurs - Mon
18th to 22nd
Tuby's Funfair - Thurs, Fri and Monday (Closed Sunday), Penistone Showground.
Family fun from ducks to dodgems. Save more than £5 with vouchers printed from their website, giving 50p off large rides. R Tuby
Fri 19th Elvis in Concert - Time not stated, Cubley Hall. Presumably a tribute act - unless The Star had it right all along and he is still alive. Cubley Hall.
Sat 20th 'Safari Supper' - 5.30pm onwards, St Andrew's Church, High Street, next to Penistone Library. The price was not mentioned on the poster for this three-course 'supper'.
  ,,   ,, St John's Spring Fair - Time not stated, St John's Church, Hoylandswaine. No useful details. This event had been postponed through bad weather. Another incomplete item from Barnsley Chronicle.
Tues 23rd Saint George's Day - The national saint's day for England. Fly the George Cross for England. St George's Day website.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Assembly - 7pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street. Penistone voters are invited by Mayor Cllr Harry Baron, as Penistone Town Council presented reports and accounts. Local residents could comment, ask questions and offer suggestions at the end of the meeting. Note that according to a presenter (and landlord), local radio "Did its utmost" to publicise this event. That is called 'damage limitation'. Pen Town Council
Weds 24th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Near Stottercliffe Cemetery. Easy parking, turn right near T*sc*s on to the small T-P Trail car park. Meet at the bench near the skater-boyz. De-littering; pruning overhanging branches and carefully removing soil which may be overlaying wild flowers. Wear old clothes that you can get dirty; sturdy footwear and strong gardening gloves. You need waterproofs and/or sun screen. We have some tools but, if you can bring a bow saw, and a pair of loppers (if you have them) that would be helpful - other equipment will be supplied. Don’t forget a packed lunch and a mug; we will provide you with tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits. You don't need to let us know if you are coming, and if you’d rather stay for just part of the day that's fine - although you might find it useful to catch the introduction at the beginning of the day. See the TPTcv website or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
Fri 26th Monthly Lunch Club - Noon to 1pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. The first of the monthly lunch clubs, offering: soup, sandwich, tea/coffee and cake, all for £3. Poster does not make clear if this is for memebrs only but visitors generally require to be signed in by a current member. If time allows for it, there could also be a couple of games of bingo. RBL Website.
  ,,   ,, Mike Harding - Paramount. (sold out) Veteran comedy folk-singer-songwriter comes to Penistone. Admission £15, all categories. Likely to be 'Adults Only'. M Harding, Paramount.
Sat 27th Craft and Gift Fair - 10am to 4pm, St Aidan's Church, Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9AF. Free admission. Refreshments and ample free parking. In aid of Shat's church and supporting local crafts. Further info: life.draw@virgin.net or call 01484 863 232. From poster.

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May Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
The Month * Spaw Sunday is perhaps our oldest local tradition, dating back several centuries.
* Traditional Boundary Walks are usually held at on Rogationtide (Ascension Day, forty days after Easter). There are boundary walks around Oxspring, Penistone and Thurgoland.
* Results are due from the questionnaire drawn up by Penistone Friends of the Earth for Penistone Town Council. It is for the local plan and it will have planning implications.
* Holmfirth Film Festival (17th to 24th May) is holding some of its events at Penistone Paramount and Hepworth Village Hall.
Weds 3st Cake Sale and Coffee Morning - 10.30am onwards, Buckingham Care Home (on the site of Green Park House). Price not stated. A brew, a chat and scrummy cakes. Proceeds to the residents' fund. From posters around Penistone (top marks for publicity).
Fri to Mon
3rd - 6th
Music and Steam Festival - Noon to 11pm each day, Elsecar Heritage Railway, Elsecar (on the Penistone railway route). Barnsley CAMRA has arranged sixty sǝlɐ lɐǝɹ and eight sɹǝpıɔ (read that bit upside down). Also live music and an 'open mike' afternoon on Sunday. Note that not all of the trains stop at Elsecar (download the timetable). See the Barnsley CAMRA page for list of performers. Also Elsecar Heritage Railway.
Fri 3rd Penistone Grammar School's 'ALC' Buildings - Second anniversary of the new school. See PGS history page for er, PGS history and the current motto.
  ,,   ,, Sabre - 9pm, Royal British Legion Club. It will be a rollicking night but non-members will need to be signed in by a current member.
Local (and very popular) sixties rock band. RBL Club.
Sat 4th Bake Sale - 10am to Noon, Penistone Church. Fundraising sale towards a project in Malawi to develop the Girl Guide movement. All welcome. From poster.
  ,,   ,, TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, at the Eastfield Avenue access. Working between Penistone Station and Eastfield Avenue. This involves clearing out old broken branches; removing branches overhanging the Trail, collecting litter, and generally bringing this section back into some semblance of loveliness. Wear old clothes that you can get dirty; sturdy footwear and strong gardening gloves. You need waterproofs and/or sun screen. We have some tools but, if you can bring a bow saw, and a pair of loppers (if you have them) that would be helpful - other equipment will be supplied. Don’t forget a packed lunch and a mug; we will provide you with tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits. You don't need to let us know if you are coming, and if you’d rather stay for just part of the day that's fine - although you might find it useful to catch the introduction at the beginning of the day. See the TPTcv website or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning 'with a difference' - From 10.30am, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. £3.50 gets you a bacon or sausage butty. Everyone is welcome. In aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 1940s Night - The Huntsman, main road Thurlstone. Fancy Dress fund-raiser for Thurlstone Community Group towards the new War Memorial (see next item). (TC Gp and Huntsman on facebook). The Huntsman.
Sun 5th Thurlstone War Memorial - Postponed.
Original details: 11am to Noon at the new memorial, Town End, Thurlstone. Father David conducts a blessing service at the new memorial, supported by service and ex-servicemen, villagers and Thurlstone Brass Band. This will be followed by a parade from Towngate to Westfield and the road has been closed for this purpose. The stone was donated by Roger Hunt of Hillside Quarry, designed by Jim Millner (stonemason and landscape gardener) and the lettering by Elizabeth Stokoe. This followed fund-raising efforts by Thurlstone Community Group. Tracey Yates of Thurlstone Community Group gave a talk about it on local radio. (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 'Spaw Sunday' - 2.30pm, Gunthwaite Spa (map). Free. Take the sulphurous spa waters and be entertained by a rousing performance from Thurlstone Brass Band in this fine and very old tradition. The spa waters are smelly but have miraculous healing powers (including a cure for baldness), if taken before the noon of this day. Spa Sunday is the first Sunday of May and is always well-attended (even on the bitterly cold day of 2012). Tea, coffee and buns available. See customs page.
Mon 6th BH Mayday - The 'Early May Bank Holiday'.
  ,,   ,, Mayday Gala - From 2pm, Hoylandswaine Village Hall and Cricket Field. Free admission. Plenty of fun activities for all of the family, including Maypole dancing, a performance by the school choir and more. Hoylandswaine Village Hall
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Boundary Walk - Sets off 10am, Bridge Inn, Cote Lane, Thurgoland. Free to do. It is a nine-mile walk and there is Pie & Peas for walk completers (probably with a veggie alternative). Wear stout shoes and suitable clothing. Dogs must be kept under control at all times. See Visit Penistone for walk maps.
  ,,   ,, The Good Egg Band (Folk) Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership.
Weds 8th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Working between Eastfield Avenue and St. John’s Community Centre, Penistone, accessed from Eastfield Ave. This involves clearing out old broken branches; removing branches overhanging the Trail, collecting litter, and generally bringing this section back into some semblance of loveliness. Wear old clothes that you can get dirty; sturdy footwear and strong gardening gloves. You need waterproofs and/or sun screen. We have some tools but, if you can bring a bow saw, and a pair of loppers (if you have them) that would be helpful - other equipment will be supplied. Don’t forget a packed lunch and a mug; we will provide you with tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits. You don't need to let us know if you are coming, and if you’d rather stay for just part of the day that's fine - although you might find it useful to catch the introduction at the beginning of the day. See the TPTcv website or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
Fri to Sun
10th - 12th
Holmfirth Festival of Folk - In hostelries and on the streets of Holmfirth. With song, dance and street theatre. Camping available. More details as they become available. Holmf Folkfest.
Fri 10th Charity Live Music Night - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall. £3 admission. In aid of two-year-old Oliver Field, towards his essential medical treatment for a neurological condition. Performers: Nowhere Near London, Emily Worton, Demographic and Stop Drop Robot. All ticket proceeds to Oliver's Appeal, and a raffle on the night. Details from Barnsley band NN London's facebook. Cubley Hall.
Sat 11th Spring Fayre - 10am, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Fund-raiser for the church, with various stalls, tombola and refreshments. Bacon butties are available.
  ,,   ,, 'Tools for Self-reliance' - 10am to Noon, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. A collection of old or unwanted tools. Refreshments available. If needed, the collection of tools can be arranged by calling 76 3359 or 76 4868. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Bite Back at Hunger' Coffee Morning - 10.15am to Noon, Penistone Church. Part of Christian Aid week (12th to 18th May). Charity No. 1105851. Caweek From poster.
Sun 12th Pennine Sailing Club Open Day - Noon to 4pm, Winscar Reservoir, near Dunford Bridge, S36 4TF. A change of clothes, old shoes and wind/waterproofs are recommended for visitors who would like to try sailing. If it is a sunny day, bring a picnic and watch the boats. Members will be available to answer questions. PS Club.
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'High Noon' - 2pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets Adults/Students - £5.70, OAPs/Children - £4.70. Classic 1952 film, showing for one day only. Remember: "Do not forsake me, oh my darling" (best original song of 1952), sung over the opening credits by Tex Ritter. Penistone Paramount.

Mon 13th Fountain Folk Evening - 7pm, 'The Rag' (Fountain Inn), Ingbirchworth, S36 7GJ. Call 76 3125 for details. Continuing each week.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Choir Musical Evening - 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. £5 Adults £1 Children.
Tues 14th Genealogy Session - Time not stated, Penistone Library. Might not be free. First of three sessions by Brian Smailes. Also 9th and 11th July. For details call 01226 217 695. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, 'Meet the Conservator' (Talk) followed by H'swaine Arts Gp AGM - 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Hoylandswaine Parish Church. Francis Downing will talk about the Roddam Project, concerning the restoration of the church's 'Ascendency of Christ' mural by John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope (second-wave Pre-Raphaelite painter). Visitors will also be able to see the progrees of the work so far. The Hoylandswaine Arts Group AGM will follow on at 6.30pm for members only but non-members may fill out an application form and join before the meeting starts (available on the night).
Thurs 16th The Neville Roebuck Collection (weekly access) - From 10am, Lower Hall, Community Centre. The late Neville Roebuck's historical collection is now available to view on laptop and on paper, as Penistone History Group shows local history DVDs and will be on hand to answer questions. The history group holds meetings every Wednesday at 2pm, during winter months, starting 18th September. (No website).
  ,,   ,, Dam Buster 70th Anniversary - 1pm to 1.15pm, Flypast of Derwent Reservoir (Ladybower Dam) by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. It will fly on to Chatsworth House at 1.20pm where there is plenty of parking (£3 per vehicle) and the opportunity to take pictures. They are likely to fly over our area before or after the dam. The flight is expected to comprise the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane (although this is not specified). See also Fri 17th for a Radio 2 special to mark the occasion. Blog.
  ,,   ,, History of Cole Bros. Store (history talk) - Time not stated, Thurgoland Village Hall. A talk by Dr Nancy Greenwood, organised by Thurgoland Local History Group (no obvious website). See Thurgo Council.
Fri to Sun
17th - 19th
Shepley Spring Festival - Shepley Village. With lots of folksy music, beards and dancers. Unlike Holmfirth's (May) and Penistone's (June), this one is not free or even cheap, but it is big. A campsite for tents and caravans is available, also parking and accommodation. You can catch a train direct from Penistone but the last train back is not late. Shep S Festival. See also their photo gallery on Flickr and facebook.
Fri to Fri
17th - 24th
Holmfirth Film Festival - Holmfirth. Another packed week of screenings and film-based events, including a talk by Will Self Monday 20th at 7.30pm in the Holmfirth Picturedrome.Some of its events are being held at Penistone Paramount and Hepworth Village Hall. Holmfirth Film Festival.
Fri 17th Dam Buster 70th Anniversary - BBC Radio 2 will spend an entire day devoted to the Dambusters 70th anniversary. Chris Evans will host his breakfast show from Biggin Hill Aerodrome and hopes to bag a seat in the Lancaster Bomber. The Jeremy Vine Show will also come from Biggin Hill. From 8pm, Jeremy and Dermot O’Leary present a special 'Friday Night Is Music Night' from an aircraft hangar at Biggin Hill. See also Thurs 16th for the Derwent flypast. Radio 2
  ,,   ,, 'A May Musical Event' - 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. Tickets on the door, from Thurgoland School or by calling 01226 370 331 or 01142 830 613. £5 adults, £1 children. Featuring Thurgoland Community Choir (who are also the organisers), guests from 'Thurgoland's Got Talent' and others. Some details are illegible on the PTC noticeboard poster (bits of old sticky tape, condensation and poor positioning).
Sat 18th St Mary's Spring Fayre and Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Admission £1.30 includes coffee and cake. 'All of the usual stalls'. In aid of CAFOD, the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Wreck it Ralph' (2012 Animation film) - Noon, Hepworth Village Hall. Adults £4, Children £3.50. Games-based family animation from Disney. Part of Holmfirth Film Festival.
  ,,   ,, Rhapsody (Queen Rock Band Tribute) - 7pm , Denroyd Farm, Denby Lane, Upper Denby. Tickets £12 on the door or £10 in advance from Denroyd Fm, from Paul Schofield, Butcher, Market Street Penistone or by calling 07917 582 451. Hot food available. Denroyd Fm. See also Denroyd Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Joint Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Penistone Church. £8 Admission. Millhouse Green MVC getting high in concert with The Dukeries Singers of Nottingham. Proceeds to MacMillan Cancer Support. From poster.
Sun 19th Penistone Boundary Walk and PFR Run - Walk at 9am, Race at 10.30am, Start and finish at Cubley Hall. The route is all all way-marked but not fully marshalled. Maps are available from Cubley Hall. A 15.1 mile Penistone Boundary Race for individuals or teams of three, under the rules of the Trail Running Assoc. and organised by Penistone Footpath Runners. Race application forms are available from Cubley Hall or by email. Penistone Boundary Walk on the same day is organised by Penistone Round Table (email). Read about the Walk at Look Local. This year's charity is Penistone Scouts and Guides. . . . . . .
'Beating the Bounds' is a very old English tradition throughout the country. It is supposed to occur on Rogation Sunday (5th May this year), which is the fifth Sunday after Easter. See my customs page. Visit Penistone also has maps of local boundary walks.
  ,,   ,, Langsett Barn Event - 10am to 4pm, Langsett Barns, S36 4GY, (A616 Stocksbridge to Flouch Road). Food and craft stalls, children's activities, cookery demonstrations, refreshments, family bike ride and 'Dr Bike' session. Bike ride starts at 1.30pm, five traffic-free miles. Bikes are available for hire if booked before Friday 17th May. Bike bookings, call 07549 64 7778 or email: cyclepenistone@hotmail.co.uk. Join in with your own bike (£2.50 each) if you like. Supported by PDCP and others.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Crow Edge Community Centre. £5 a car - presumably for traders, not punters. Organised by Dunford Parish Community Association.
  ,,   ,, 'This Sporting Life' (1963 UK film) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £5. British New Wave film starring Richard Harris and filmed around Wakefield, Leeds and Halifax. It was something of a flop over here but did well in the US and RH was nominated for an Oscar. Part of Holmfirth Film Festival.
  ,,   ,, Bee Nature Walk - 2pm, Start from the Skate Park. Family-friendly nature walk with a bee emphasis ending at The Huntsman, Thurlstone. See what can be improved, find bee-friendly flowers, see the new meadow, plant a flower or two and Identify bees and other insects. Orienteering sheets for children. Penistone Friends of the Earth, contact 76 3536. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'The Master' (2012 US film) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £5. Hypnotic, Scientology-inspired tale of post-war America, with Joachin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Part of Holmfirth Film Festival.
Mon 20th Penistone Town Council Annual General Meeting - 7pm, Council Chambers, Penistone Town Hall (two doors up from Paramount entrance). The local electorate may attend and may be able to raise a point or make a suggestion or comment for a few minutes before the meeting starts. This event is unlikely to be well advertised. Pen Town Council
  ,,   ,, The Train Gang (Jazz) Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership.
Tues 21st Churches Together Quiz Night - 7.30pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Each team £5, proceeds to Christian Aid. The lounge is being taken over for this event by Penistone and District Churches Together, and it is open to all visitors. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Cult Film Double Bill - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £5. 'The Wild Hunt' (Canada 2011) Unsettling medieval role-play theme with nobody famous. 'The Eschatrilogy' (UK 2012) Apocalyptic gorefest of zombies, made on a micro-budget and filmed around Wakefield, Barnsley and Sheffield. Part of Holmfirth Film Festival.
Weds 22nd TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Working near Eastfield Avenue, Penistone. Lopping, chopping, and chatting; Litter-picking, Painting, and Polishing with TPTcv on the TPT! All welcome. Wear old clothes that you can get dirty; sturdy footwear and strong gardening gloves. We have some tools but, if you can bring a bow saw, and a pair of loppers (if you have them) that would be helpful - other equipment will be supplied. Don’t forget a packed lunch and a mug; we will provide you with tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits. You don't need to tell us you are coming, and if you’d rather do just part of the day that's fine - although the 10am introduction is useful. See the TPTcv website or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, 'Bullhead' (2011 Belgium film) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £5. Brando-like Matthias Schonaerts as a cattle farmer heading into dilemmas with the Mafia. Part of Holmfirth Film Festival.
Thurs 23rd 'The Hunt' (2012 Danish film) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £5. Mads Mikkelson is compelling as a male nursery teacher wrongly accused of child abuse. Part of Holmfirth Film Festival.
Fri 24th 'Neighbouring Sounds' (2012 Brazilian film) - 7.30pm, Hepworth Village Hall. Tickets £4.50. Sophisticated thriller exploring the deep divisions in affluent Brazilian society. Part of Holmfirth Film Festival.
Mon - Fri
27th to 31st
Local School Holidays this week.
See the Barnsley Council website.
Mon 27th Spring Bank Holiday - 'Late May Bank Holiday' - falls on the last Monday of May.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 'Starts 7.30', The Rag (aka Fountain Inn), Ingbirchworth. Stalls from £10. Tel 76 3124. Refreshments available.
  ,,   ,, Spring Gardener's Fair - Time not stated, Wortley Hall. Admission £2.50. Stalls, talks, plant nurseries and guided tour. More info, call 01142 882 100, email, W Hall
Thurs 30th The Manfreds (Five Faces Tour) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Admission £21 for all categories. All of the old Manfred Mann favourites, performed by: Paul Jones, Mike Hugg, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliff and Simon Currie. Paramount. Box Office 76 7532.
Fri 31st Pig Race Night - Opens 7.30pm, first race 8pm, Silkstone Lodge, Cone Lane, S75 4LY. £8 tickets include Pie and Peas supper. Call Margaret Hattersley on 791633 to be the temporary owner of a pig for one race. They do some odd stuff in Silkstone. Proceeds to Barnsley Hospice.
  ,,   ,, Asteroid QE2 - This will not pass close enough to earth to singe our hair. Digital Journal

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June Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
The Month The main event is Penistone Parade Weekend. Unfortunately, this year's Folk Festival was cancelled through a mix-up at Barnsley Council (two booking methods for the same location!!) Started in 2010, results of the May 2012 questionnaire (drawn up in 2011 by Friends of the Earth for PTC) likely to come out this month. This is to help draw up a localism 'Community Led Plan', which can influence planning applications.
Sat 1st Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Menu: Soup & Roll, Sausage and Chicken Combo or Cottage Pie and Seasonal Vegetables (no veggie option advertised). Selection of Sweets, Tea/coffee. Raffle. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, Grand Official opening of Lois and Lupin's Unit - Springwood Mills, Norman Road, Denby Dale. Pictures and other arty stuff and things for the bathroom and the house. Facebook, Etsy, blog.
Sun 2nd Summer Garden Party - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Free Admission. Crafts, food, gifts, barbeque, ʇuǝʇ ɹǝǝq, children's rides and games. More info, call 01142 882 100, email, W Hall
Thurs 6th Penistone FM Fourth Anniversary. Penistone's 24/7 music radio station was launched Saturday 6th June 2009 after a test transmission on Saturday 9th May 2009. The anniversary was celebrated by playing Number Ones all day: Midnight to 4am – Eddie Loughrey; 4 to 6am – Damien Tyson; 6 to 7am – The Rewind; 7 - 10am – Martin Sugden; 10am to 1pm – Carol Bradbury; 1 to 4pm – Peter Johnson; 4 to 6pm – Sophie Peel; 6 to 7pm – Penistone Community Roundup; 7 to 9pm – Keith Barna; 9pm to Midnight – Colin Geldard.
Fri 7th 'The Last Laugh Comedy Club' - Opens 7.30pm, Showground marquee. Tickets £12. For advance tickets, call 76 7532. Toby Foster and his mates Rob Rouse, Paul Pride and Christian Reith entertain the masses. Penistone Gala, Last Laugh. In association with Penistone Round Table, Penistone Scouts and Penistone Town Council. From flyer.
  ,,   ,, New Orleans Jazz Band - 9pm, Royal British Legion Club. Please note that non-members must be signed in by members. Penistoner RBL.
Sat and Sun
8th - 9th
Wharncliffe Chase National EGB Ride - Near Wortley (see website). Two day horsey event with many classes. See West Riding GB website for details and entry.
Sat 8th Honley Show - The Show Field, Honley (free shuttle bus from Honley village). Better luck this year. It was washed out and cancelled in the very rainy summer of 2012, although exhibitors had set up their displays on the night before. General Enquiries, Email or call: 01484 661 072. Honley Show.
  ,,   ,, 'Proms in the Park' Concert - Opens 1pm for 1.30pm start (to 4pm), Showground marquee. £3 entry, under-16s free. Bit of a cock-up compared to the posters. It was Barnsley Folk Ensemble (not Folkus), Penistone Players - doing their 'Four Yorkshiremen' sketch, Penistone Ladies' Choir (called a 'Lady's Choir' on paper, as in a one-lady choir) and Pennine Jazz (not Razzmatazz, although two of the zeds were right), so at least the ladies' choir was sort-of right. Sponsored by Buckingham Care Home, who were not to blame for the organising, the weak sound, noisy generator, loud talking from the refreshment tent or the constant movement of people into and out of the marquee during performances. Penistone Gala.
  ,,   ,, 'Not The Rolling Stones' and 'Area 9' - Opens 7.30pm to midnight, Showground marquee. £8 advance, £10 on the 'door', over-18s only. This show usually gets fully booked. Refreshments and pints available. Not the Rolling Stones. See Penistone Gala. and the Round Table's Facebook.
Sun 9th Penistone Mayor's Parade - Sets off Noon from Talbot Road. Penistone's current Mayor leads a procession of bands and troupes with floats built by local organisations, businesses and schools. This year's theme is 'Children's Toys Throughout the Years'. Also a parade of vintage and classic cars. Always a great event and worth visiting, come rain or shine. Penistone Gala
  ,,   ,, Penistone Gala - From 2pm, Showground. Entry £3.50 adults (it's gone up 50p from last year), under 16s free. Tickets on the day or from Green Kleens, Paul Schofield, Arthouse Cafe and the Paramount. With Punch and Judy, Donkey Rides, Bouncy Castles, Zorbing Balls, Go Karts, Trampolines, SY Fire Brigade safety display team, Team Active Orienteering, Assault Course, Shy Coconut, Classic Vehicles, Fun and Games, Westgate Cheerleaders (Wakefield), trade stands and Escafeld Mediaeval Society (Mediaeval Re-enactment). Also sweets, music, R**l Al* B*r, refreshments, Penistone FM, family fun, etc. See the Parade Page on this website. Penistone Gala
  ,,   ,, 'Le Voci' - 3pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. Tickets £7 from Kath Birch tel. 01226 370 331. Featuring: Ernesto Corre, Trevor Alle and Andrew Lockwood, in an afternoon of music and song from 'the three tenors', Andrea Bocceli and others, such as Nessun Dorma, O Sole Mio, Funiculi Funicula, Granada, Santa Lucia and more. The concert is followed by a strawberry cream tea. From Poster.
  ,,   ,, RBL Fun Day - From 3pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free. Fun for all ages, plus mums and dads. Races: space hopper, sack, three-legged and egg & spoon. Sideshows: Ball in the bucket, Target Game, Pick a Lolly, Face Painting, Seaside Postcard stand-in, Poppy Stand. Penistoner RBL
Thurs 13th Plans for New Homes - 4.30pm to 7pm, St John's Junior School, High St. An exhibition of plans for new houses on Hartcliff Road (up Chapel Lane). These will be sited on the sweeping landscape which is currently the home of many sheep. Find them on BMBC Planning (if you can!)
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'The Secret' (film) - Doors open 7pm, film starts at 7.30pm, St John's Church, Upper Denby. Free entry but a suggested £5 donation to keep everyone happy. This is an inspirational film by Rhonda Byrne and has been arranged by Liz Green 'Law of Attraction Queen' - see website for details. Liz is probably the happiest person you will ever meet. Questions? Call 07834 363897, email: liz@liz-green.com. Also on facebook.
Weekend
15th and 16th
Charity Camp and Family Fun Day - Lower Cumberworth Cricket Field. £15 per tent. Free entry on Sunday. Barbecue, Disco-B*r, Bringing back the old-school races and games from Egg & Spoon Races to Tug-o'-War. In aid of AMMF the Cholangiocarcinoma charity. This condition is a liver cancer occuring in the bile ducts.
Sat 15th HM Queen's Official Birthday today.
  ,,   ,, 'Summer Fun Day' - 10am to 2pm, Holy Trinity Church, Denby Dale. Stalls, refreshments, activities and games for children. To a Fathers' Day theme.
  ,,   ,, Happiness Workshop - 1pm to 4pm, Friends' Meeting House, Quaker Bottom, High Flatts, HD8 8UX. £25 each (or 'pay what you can afford'). To help you release those things that no longer serve you and reconnect with a more magical way of living. Presented by Liz Green, 'Law of Attraction Queen'. Questions? Call 07834 363897, email: liz@liz-green.com. Liz is a presenter with Penistone FM on Saturday mornings. Also on facebook.
Sun 16th Father's Day - Get cigars and a bottle.
  ,,   ,, Pennine Tractor Road Run (& Car Boot Sale) - Car Boot from 8.30am, Tractor Run from 10.30am, Marsh Farm, Marsh Lane, Shepley, HD8 8AS. An annual event around Shepley's roads for more than ten years. Eighty to a hundred tractors go on a different 25-mile route each year. 'Halfway stop this year is Wortley Forge S35 7DN. Everybody welcome, fairground rides, refreshments car boot sale etc., all on site at Marsh farm.' Also a refreshments tent with a l*c*nced b*r. Organised by Triford Motors. Contact 01484 609745, email: trifordmotors@btinternet.com. (facebook)
Mon 17th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm. Due to maintenace work at the Town Hall, the Council meeting has moved to the 'Sure Start' building by the Community Centre. The public may attend and a few minutes are set aside at the beginning for public participation. Confirmed change of venue (Tel: 01226 370088), although Penistone Town Council was not updated. From the Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, The Pathfinders (60s music band) Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership.
Tues 18th Information CentreInformation and Visitor Centre, a Public Consultation - 5pm to 7pm, Penistone Church. Open to the public and local businesses to explore how the existing church information centre might be expanded ready for any visitors from the Tour de France cycle race in July next year. They are thinking of including camp sites, accommodation and other services. It discussed all manner of logistic problems and the possibility of setting up some large-screens or TV projector screens for the race and a tennis final which is on at the same time.
Weds - Sun
19th to 23rd
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EPIP's First 'Outdoors Festival'. The Opening Celebration is in the next item below. The festival will have a range of walking, cycling and horse riding events in and around our area, including: Penistone Poetry Walk, Spring Vale Herb Walk, Willow Sculpture and a Camping event at Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Hoylandswaine Local History walk, Bicycle Maintenance, Denby Dale Village Trail, Penistone Line Music Train, etc. (Some of these would happen anyway). Sponsored by EPIP and delivered by Art in the Park. Further information from Karen@epip.org.uk or cassie@artinthepark. See also facebook. This item part-stolen from Visit Penistone.
Weds 19th Opening Celebration of the 'Outdoors Festival' - 4pm to 7pm, Penistone Market Barn. Free event with live music, food, family activities and information about the festival events. See the above entry and the Sheffield organisers, Art in the Park.
Thurs 20th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Refreshments available. Organised by St Mary's RC Church.
  ,,   ,, History of Barnsley Market (history talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Admission £2, 'All welcome'. A talk by Jane Dowle, organised by Thurgoland Local History Group (no obvious website). See Thurgo Council.
Fri 21st Buckingham House Open Day - 1pm to 3pm, Buckingham Care Home, opposite the top of Ward Street off Mortimer Road. Celebrating 'National Care-Home Day', with Stalls, cakes, tea and coffee. Have a look round, meet staff and chat to residents. Proceeds to the Residents' Fund.
  ,,   ,, 'Mid-Summer Night Concert' - 7.30pm, St John's Church, Upper Denby. Tickets £7, Under-16s £6, available from The George Inn at Upper Denby, Holmes' Village Stores at Ingbirchworth or call Graham on 07776 360 137. Bolsterstone MVC and Shat Band do the honours.
Weekend
22nd - 23rd
Trans-Pennine Challenge - 3pm, Penistone Recreation Ground. Penistone has been chosen as the halfway staging post for this 100km endurance walk/run from Manchester to Sheffield, which includes a 50km option from Manchester to Penistone. Further details on This is Penistone's Challenge Page or visit the official Challenge website.
Sat 22nd Penistone Community Festival - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Church. Community Groups, Book Stall, Cake Stall, Climb the 500 year old Church Tower and see the clock mechanism, sweaty bell-ringers and eight mucky bells. Also a Cake Stall, Raffle, Silent Auction and refreshments. Lunches 11.30am to 1.30pm. Penistone Cofe
  ,,   ,, Barnsley Music Festival - Noon, Various times and venues in Barnsley (see website). Free admission. Top of the bill is Sour Cherry (Facebook), performing 9pm at Walkabout. Its lead singer is a local lass. See Live in Barnsley for details and venues.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green Summer Fete - From 1pm, Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green. With a Wimbledon theme. Live music from acoustic soul singer Rob Green. Face-painting, bouncy kids, animals from Wigfield Farm, games, penalty shoot-out, stalls and raffle. Cream teas, Yummy Yorkshire ice-cream and Barbecue. Organised by Millhouse Green VCA (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Spice Girls and Girls Aloud (Tribute) - Opens 7pm, Denroyd Farm, from Upper Denby towards Dunkirk. Admission £12 on the door, £10 in advance from Denroyd Fm, from Paul Schofield, Butcher, Market Street Penistone or by calling 07917 582 451. Hot food available. Also a disco until midnight. Denroyd Fm. See also Denroyd Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Ghost Night at Cannon Hall - Time not Stated, Cannon Hall museum. Probably won't be over-subscribed at £65 each. See the lady in the green dress (or not) which might be Lady Spencer-Stanhope (or not). Otherwise, go out for a nice meal somewhere and come home with some change. Ghost Night Events
Sun 23rd Artisan Fayre - 10.30am to 4pm, Penistone Market Barn. Quality, handmade art and craft gifts as well as locally-sourced food produce. Refreshments available and good parking nearby. Artisan Fayre, Facebook, Email.
  ,,   ,, Spring Vale Gardens Open Day - 1pm to 6.30pm, Next to the Dumpit site (down by the Britannia). 2pm, Herb Walk with John Hislop - Nothing to do Herb Alpert's 'A Walk in the Black Forest'. 5pm, A talk on the theme of: 'Growing Food in Small Spaces', by Sally Ounis. Grow Penistone, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Harden Moss Sheepdog Trials - Time not stated, Greenfield Road (A635), Holmfirth, HD9 3XF. Scant details but it might not be an event that wants spectators. Organised by Harden Moss Sheep Dog Trials Association, contact 01484 684 222, (more contact details on Kirklees site). Let's hope that they get off Scott free. See Visit Penistone.
Mon 24th Hepworth Feast - Hepworth Village. Procession from Hepworth to Scholes - and back again. Always the last Monday of June, see the Wikipedia entry. Hepworth Band
  ,,   ,, Abba Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership.
Weds 26th Bridal Fashion Show - Time not stated, Cubley Hall. No useful details so far. Cubley Hall.
Thurs 27th 'Experience Barnsley' - Barnsley Town Hall. Official opening of the new Barnsley Museum and Archives. Although it is called 'Experience Barnsley', it also includes some items from the surrounding area such as our town. Perhaps it ought to be renamed 'Experience Barnsley and District'. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, 'Public Consultation Event' - 4pm to 8pm, Community Room, Penistone Grammar School. An exhibition about proposed new homes on the site of Fulford Building, after its demolition. The mailshot notice is on the PTC Noticeboard but the exhibition room is shown as one of the demolished sports halls. Organised by the Pegasus Group. 'Drop in any time'.
Fri 28th Blood Donors Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm, then 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. After giving 'Very nearly an armful' (Tony Hancock), you get a nice cup of tea and a biscuit for the trouble. Call 0300 123 23 23 to make an appointment. Blood
Weekend
29th - 30th
Cawthorne Open Gardens - 11am to 5pm, probably starts from Cannon Hall as the poster does not specify. Admission £5 (Children free) covers both days, entry by programme available from the Village Green, Garden Centre or any Garden (if you can discover which ones - Ah-ah! a kind of Catch-22, you need a programme to find out). Home-made refreshments available in the Parish Room, Cawthorne Church and the Gardens. Organ recitals in the church. Fun competitions for all ages, free car parking. National website for Open Gardens. Contact Email: r.carbutt@btinternet.com
Sat 29th Denby First School Summer Fayre - 11am to 1pm, Denby First School (Upper Denby). Family fun activities with Barbecue lunch, Stalls, Performance by Denby Children, Refreshments and - 'Enjoy a b**r or a cool glass of Pimms'. The message reas: 'We hope you'll come and have some fun and support your school'.
  ,,   ,, Cumberworth Fun Day - 1.30pm, Cumberworth First School, Upper Cumberworth. Lots of activities for children (Punch & Judy, Carousel, Races, etc.) whilst the grown-ups have a ʇuǝʇ ɹǝǝq, Buffalo Burger BBQ, Prosecco tent and Afternoon teas. Various stalls include gifts, cards, stationery, vintage cushions, jewellery, chocs and truffles, aromatherapy hand massage and other stuff. Cumb. Community Website.
  ,,   ,, 'Sabre' - 9pm, The Rag (aka 'The Fountain Inn'), Ingbirchworth. Local 1960s rock band and still going strong. They're actually very good.
  ,,   ,, Jazz Night - 9pm, White Hart. Free admission. (Item from Facebook)
  ,,   ,, 'The Wild, Wild West Midnight Walk' - er, midnight, The Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Barnsley. 'Early Bird' application cost is £12 each, if booked before 30th April, otherwise the price is not given but will be more. See the BHMidnight Walk site for more details and routes or call 01226 244 244, ext. 258 to enquire. In aid of Barnsley Hospice. (Facebook).
Sun 30th 'The Great British Summer Craft Fayre' - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Grammar School. Free admission, all welcome. Nothing 'Made in China', then? Presented by 'Penistone Grammar School Community Events'. Further information call PGS on 76 2114.
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Family Charity Fun Day - Noon to 4pm, Tesco Supermarket, Tescopoly Drive, off St Mary's Street roundabout. Parking areas up to two hours and a small area up to three hours.
Opened at noon by Penistone Mayor - Cllr Jonathan Cutts, then ... 12.10pm - Silkstone Brass Band; 1pm - Penistone FM OB; 1.30pm - Tae kwon do display; 2pm - Penistone Ladies' Choir; 2.30pm - Brownies, Rainbow and Guides; 3pm - Penistone Theatre Group; 3.30pm - Thurgoland Primary School; 4pm - Raffle and finish. With Stalls, Face-painting, Car Wash by the Scouts, 'Name the Teddy', Tombola, Cake Stand, Barbecue, Badge-making, Raffle, Sweets in a Jar, Refreshments, Fun and other activities.
Penistone Theatre Group will be promoting their September production of 'Are You Being Served (Goes to Costa Plonka)', with an over-sized pair of Mrs Slocombe's union jack drawers. At 3pm, they will perform 'A Day in the Life of the Pantomme Camel, Sopwith', with some extra characters thrown in. This Penistone Town Council / Penistone FM charity event is in support of Barnsley Hospice, Diabetes UK and The Alzheimer Society.

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July Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
The Month The second anniversary of Penistone's £multi-million Market Barn. Also a traditional month for Festivals, Galas and Carnivals. The localism 'Community Led Plan', which can influence planning applications, ready for launch. (PTC, FoE)
Mon 1st The Train Gang (Jazz) Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership.
Weds to Sat
3rd - 6th
Calendar Girls - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £10, Conc £9. The flower of Penistone womanhood proudly presented by Razzmatazz Community Theatre Company. Too scarey; don't look! Based upon the Miramax film of the same name, by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth. Box Office 76 7532. Paramount. From poster.
Thurs 4th Birdsedge First School Open Day - 9.30am to 11am and 1.30pm to 3pm, Birds Edge. All welcome. 'A small school with a big heart - where everyone matters'. For further information, call 01484 222 714. School Open Day.
Fri 5th Thurgoland Fun Day - 1pm to 5pm, by Thurgoland Village Hall. With Hathersage Brass Band, Bouncy Kids, Crafts, Bottle Stall (oh yes?), Bric-a-brac, Crockery Smashing, Face Painting, Dance Display, Gymnastics Display, Karate Display, School Choir, Community Choir, Fancy dress, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Competitions, Treasure Hunt, Young Farmsers' B*r and BBQ, Thurgo Village Hall refreshments. Bonanza Raffle with 'Fantastic Prizes' and more stuff happening. Thurgo Events.
  ,,   ,, 22nd Annual Duck Race and Village Fair - Race from 6pm, River Don, Oxspring. From Barnsley Chronicle - on the actual day, with no posters in Penistone.
Fri to Sun
5th - 7th
1940s Weekend, 'Meltham Memories' - Meltham, West Yorkshire. HD9. A little bit outside our area but it has a spitfire fly-over on Saturday 1pm and a Dakota on Sunday 1pm, and they might come our way. Also known as the '5th Annual Wartime Weekend,' they also will have more than 60 WWII re-enactors, craft & vintage markets, great acts as well as the popular and ever growing parade through the centre of the village. Meltham Memories.
Fri and Sat
5th - 6th
Hoylandswaine Mini Festival Weekend - All in Hoylandswaine Parish Church. Fri 7pm: Silkstone Primary School Orchestra, Guest soloists: Cello - Stephanie Eustis, Violin/Viola - Karen Taylor. Sat 2pm to 9pm: Art Exhibition by Hoylandswaine Village Art Group. Sat 2pm: Garden Party, with cream teas, competitions and stalls. Sat 7pm: Concert with International Accordionist, Pearl Fawcett and Soprano, Elizabeth Charlesworth. With w*ne and nibbles. From poster.
Sat 6th South Yorkshire Festival - Noon to 4.30pm, Wortley Hall. Free admission. Stalls, entertainment, music and more. Staff from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner's office will also attend the Festival. More info, call 01142 882 100, email, W Hall
  ,,   ,, St Andrew's Has Talent - 4.30pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street. Food supplied 'by St Andrews' talented chefs'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Gn MVC (and Guests) Choral Concert - 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets £6 includes refreshments, call 01142 830 613, 76 3260 or pay at the door. Proceeds to St James' Church, Midhopestones and St Saviours' Church. Millhouse Green MVC.
Sun to Sat
7th to 13th

Holmfirth ArtWEEK 2013 - 10am to 9pm (5pm on Sun/Sat) Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. Started in 1967, now a huge exhibition from over four hundred pro and amateur artists, including Penistone's Hen's Teeth exhibition of paintings, prints, wood things, glass, metal, jewellery, silver, pots & textiles. Also several 'Fringe' events around the valley. As it is a charity event, the art is for sale. A commission of 20% on sales is charged for the event. Holmfirth Artweek. Enquiries: 01484 689 464, Email: info@holmfirthartweek.net, Twitter
Sun 7th Car Boot Sale - From 9am, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. 'Second-hand only - No Traders'. Organised by Friends of Cannon Hall (Charity No 1107052 but not found). Stalls must be booked in advance. Proceeds to 'Save our Lakes Campaign'.
  ,,   ,, Billy-the-Kid Dash - 10.30am, Sets off from the Bridge Inn, Cote Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7AE. A 3½-Mile Run/Crawl/Walk around the Thurgoland block. Live Music, Hog Roast and Raffle. Funds raised on the day and to 'Just Giving' will be forwarded on to the Royal Marines Benevolent Fund. In memory of David Marsh. B the K Dash.
  ,,   ,, Vintage Car Rally - Noon to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Admission: Adult £3.50, Child 50p. Vintage cars, classic motorbikes and other vintage vehicles. family-friendly event. More info, call 01142 882 100, email, W Hall
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Village Gala - Noon to 5pm, Thurgoland, S35 7BF. Admission price not given. Craft stalls (new for 2013), raffle, bottle stalls, musical bands, bouncy castles, various displays in the main square including The Rachael Stamper Dancers, Gymnastics, Karate, Fancy Dress, Community Choir & School Choir singing throughout the day, Young Farmers' B*r and Ducking stool, Crockery Smashing, Bric - a - Brac, Facepainting, Huge Raffle and more. Also a Village Parade and various Competitions. From Stallfinder.
Tues 9th Genealogy Session - Time not stated, Penistone Library. Might not be free. Second of three sessions by Brian Smailes. See also 11th July, below. For details call 01226 217 695. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs 11th Genealogy Session - Time not stated, Penistone Library. Might not be free. Third and last of three sessions by Brian Smailes. For details call 01226 217 695. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs to Sun
11th to 14th
Coronation Festival - National event. This marks the Queen's Coronation in 1953, an event that was seen for the first time on national television. People with a TV set invited the neighbours around to watch it. Last year's anniversary was her ascention to the throne. Coronation Festival.
Fri 12th Charity Quiz Night - First quiz 7pm, Cubley Hall. No details of fees, prizes, etc. Their poster says: 'Fun for all the family. The best teams have three generations.' Run by 'Billy Quiz' in aid of 60th Penistone Guides. (The Guide Association - Charity No. 306016.)
Sat 13th Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Thurlstone & Millhouse Green Methodist Church. Home baking for sale. In aid of Woodhead Mountain Rescue.
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Thurlstone Village Gala, Thurlstone PFR Chase and Tractor Run - 11am to 4pm, Thurlstone Sports Ground, High Bank, Thurlstone, S36 9QH up that slopey lane. Thurlstone Brass Band, Penistone Children's Choir, Dog Show judged by a Crufts winner, Gymnastics Display, Dry Stone Walling Demo, Classic Tractor Run around the village finishing at the gala field. Assorted Stalls, Refreshments and Fun. Thurlstone Chase organised by Penistone Footpath Runners. Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Barnsley Mayor's Parade - Sets off Noon from the Upper Courthouse car park in Barnsley, and meanders through the town centre to finish about 1pm. Fifty five organisations are involved in this year's parade, led by the Barnsley Chronicle Band with the Frumptarn Guggen Band. The German guggen band Gassafetza is visiting from Barnsley's twin town, Schwabisch Gmund, to be in the parade. From the Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield Carnival - Starts 1pm from the Hudawi Centre and winds its way through the streets of Huddersfield. Best place to watch is on New Street. Something like 30,000 people will be on the streets of Huddersfield to watch this spectacular parade, which had its roots thirty years ago as one float in the mayor's parade. St George's Square is also a good location towards the end. Huds Carnival.
  ,,   ,, Madonna Tribute - Time not stated, White Hart.
Sun 14th Nail Forge Open Day - 11am to 4pm, near the Lord Nelson off the A628, Hoylandswaine. The Nail Forge is a Grade II Listed Building and small historic workshop from the days when nails were made by hand and anvil. It is run by volunteers who will be on hand to explain its history. For more details, call Ted on 76 3896 or Derek on 01142 307 693. From the Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Birdsedge Village Festival - Starts Noon, Village Hall, Birds Edge. Continues into the evening session. Free entry all day. Field events, children's entertainer, crafts, stalls, games, BBQ, home-made food. Afternoon entertainment confirmed so far: Geoff Higginbottom; Jolly Jester; Harry Rowland, Steve Ansell, UnityVoices, Bob Hogg's Sheepdog Handling Display, Vintage Brass, BonBonz Hathorne Bellydancers, Barnsley Community Choir.Saturday evening 'Music in the Marquee' has four local entertainers, including Undiscovered, Gareth Dickinson & the Predators and an amazing, new, young, female vocalist. .Evening event has a Real-A**. See BV Festival for more details.
  ,,   ,, The Tenth Oxspring Open Gardens - 1pm, Starting from 32 Fields End (off Roughbirchworth Lane), Oxspring, S36 8WH. Admission £3, payable at this address. Eight gardens to visit, with cream teas, a cake stall, tombola, 'MACcessories' and refreshments in various gardens. Poster says: 'Further details on the Oxspring Parish website', but, like many websites, it hasn't been updated to include any details.
  ,,   ,, 'Gone With the Wind' - 2pm, Penistone Paramount. Classic 1939 film, starring Vivien Leigh and Lesley Howard. With entertainment on the 'Mighty Compton Cinema Organ' by Kevin Grunhill. Penistone Paramount
  ,,   ,, Last date - For Bookings or cancellations for the RBL Club Trip. See 24th for the day. Penistoner RBL
Tues 16th
The Crystal Palace Charity Fire Walk - Preamble at 7.30pm with the Walk starting 9pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Light up the sky for charity. In aid of Little Heroes (for children with cancer). Crystal Palace (Facebook).
Sat 20th Community-led Plan - Penistone Market. A PTC stand will launch the long-awaited 'Community-led Plan', which has the potential to influence planning applications (See July 2012 Council Minutes pdf), as an extra layer on top of BMBC Planning. A limited number of the Plans will be available on the stall, with others in the Library and downloadable from the PTC website. My original date for Thursday 18th was probably wrong.
  ,,   ,, 'A Night at the Movies' - Opens 7pm, Denroyd Farm, from Upper Denby towards Dunkirk. Admission £12 on the door, £10 in advance from Denroyd Fm, from Paul Schofield, Butcher, Market Street Penistone or by calling 07917 582 451. Poster reads as though it is a dico, with music from Grease, Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever. Hot food available. Denroyd Fm. See also Denroyd Facebook.
Sun 21st 'Le Tempesta' - 1pm and 3pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Free performances. A thrilling combination of aerial theatre and puppetry, for children and their families.
  ,,   ,, Second Anniversary of Penistone Market Barn . Penistone's Market Cruck Barn was opened in 2011. See Opening Ceremony page. PT Council
  ,,   ,, 'Last of the Summer Wine' National EGB Ride - Crow Edge. Horsey event with many classes. The ride uses quiet lanes, bridleways, hills and a section of the Trans-Pennine Trail. Entry closes 8th July. See West Riding GB website for details and entry.
Mon - Fri
23rd to 30th Aug
Local School Holidays -
This is the big one - the six weeks holiday.
See the Barnsley Council website for dates and the 'Things to Do' website - for things to do.
Tues 23rd Freedom Parade - Barnsley. 120 troops from the Yorkshire Regiment will proudly parade through Barnsley town centre. The 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s) will be accompanied by a military band of thirty musicians and a nine-strong colour party.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Pictorial - This website is Thirteen Years Old today. "Hip - hip.....".
Weds 24th RBL Trip to Southport - Adults on first three coaches depart at 8.35am, family coaches depart at 9.15am. Penistoner RBL
Fri 26th Police and Crime Commissioner's 'Surgery' - 5pm to 6.30pm, 'South Yorkshire Joint Secretariat', 18 Regent Street, Barnsley. Discuss your policing or crime concerns with the Commissioner, Shaun Wright, in one of his regular surgeries. Shaun promises 'to bring to the role of Commissioner a real empathy for the issues facing our communities'. So, there you go, and now you know. SYorks-PCC.
Sun 28th Classic Car & Motorbike Rally - 10am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Admission £1.50, children free. Events, rides and stalls. Prospective stall-holders please contact 07775 526 890. Organised by Barnsley Rotary Club.

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August Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
This Month Yorkshire Day - Always on the First of August, you can celebrate 'God's Own County' and fly the white rose flag. Y Ridings, YD Facts, Wiki. Yorkshire Day Countdown. Then the Emley Show will put us into the mood for Penistone Show in September.
Thurs 1st Yorkshire RoseYorkshire Day - in God's Own County.
A big procession of Mayors, Council Leaders, Dignitaries and members of the Yorkshire Society.
Penistone was proud to host this event on the 2006 Yorkshire Day page (on this website).
Sat 3rd Emley Show - Factory Farm, Nr Emley Moor mast HD8 9TE. Lots of family fun with horsey, pony and green wellie stuff. Star attraction is the Blazing Saddles Stunt Team doing their ‘Wild West Extravaganza’ and a spectacular ‘Barrel Racing Show’. Trade stalls, food marquee, ice cream, ǝuıʍ and a ʇuǝʇ ɹǝǝq. Stick-making, honey show and woodcarving show. Cookery, photography, crafts and art. Falconry demonstration by Ridgeside Falconry with audience participation. Lurcher, ferret and terrier racing. Mounted fancy dress, Rockwood Hounds, 'fun dog show', Vintage Tractor parade, Children's races and rides, bungee flyer, bouncy kids, Flight simulator, Punch & Judy, Shat Fire Brigade, Drystone Walling competition, Emley Band. Ovine quadrupeds, bunnies, poppoes and a variety of hairy and feathered critters. It's a practice run for Penistone Show. See Emley Show and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, The Spooky Men's Chorale - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £17.50. Penistone Paramount
Sun 4th Car Boot Sale - 8am to Noon, Tesco car park, off Tescopoly Drive. (Now they give their address as 'Market Lane' but no such road exists in Penistone). In aid of charity.
  ,,   ,, Craft and Food Fair - 10am to 4pm, Langsett Barn. Free Admission. Crafts, food stalls, Music. Bike maintenance from Noon to 3pm. Guide-led bike ride £2. More info call 07950 414673.
Mon 5th The Train Gang (Jazz) Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership.
Thurs - Sun
8th to 11th
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival - Mostly in St George's Square but more stalls scattered around. Always worth a look and local businesses will be there, such as Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream, etc. Catch the train and call in at one of the Huddersfield hostelries (such as The County, if you like it sedate). Hudds F&D Fest.
Sat 10th Rod Stewart Tribute - Opens 7pm, Denroyd Farm, from Upper Denby towards Dunkirk. Door price not given but a special advance ticket price of £5 from Denroyd Fm, from Paul Schofield, Butcher, Market Street Penistone or by calling 07917 582 451. Also a Soul and Motown DJ. Hot food available. Denroyd Fm. See also Denroyd Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Emily Worton - Time not stated, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. (Facebook)
Weds 14th Spread Eagle - Is looking for new Tenants - 1pm to 5pm, Spread Eagle, Penistone. For anyone interested in running the pub.
Sat 17th Garden Party - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham care Home. Might be fun to watch residents on the Bouncy Castle. Also, face-painting, raffles, cakes, buns and refreshments.
  ,,   ,, Closing Date for entries to Penistone Competitive Music Festival, Saturday 28th September at PGS (see that entry below).
Sun 18th
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Five-Mile Bike Ride and Barbecue - Noon to 3pm, Start from 'Cycle Penistone' near 'It's for Hire' off St Mary's St roundabout, near the 'T-P Trail. A five-mile ride to a picnic area where 'Chef on a Bike' will do the BBQ. Under-16s free, £5 per Adult. BBQ will have loally-sourced pizza, breads, burgers and sausages. No mention of veggie options. Booking essential, call 76 6690 or mob 07549 647778. Email: cyclepenistone@hotmail.com From poster.
Thurs 22nd PACT Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Not as sinister as it sounds - PACT means 'Partners and Communities Together', which must be one of the worst acronyms devised, seeing as it is neither a 'pact' of any sort nor does it bring 'communities together', let alone anyone's partners (marriage guidance?) Nope - no dances; no street parties; no barbecues; no trips abroad; the communities are left alone in their separate and happy little heaps. All that 'PACT' means is talking about local policing matters. That's it - nowt else, we've been sold short measure. Item from the Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Peaceful Demonstration - Assemble 9am at Birdsedge Village Hall. The protest is against a Kirklees Planning Application 2012/93935 for two large wind turbines close to the village. This follows other successful protests in recent times against other windfarm applications. A site meeting by members of the Planning Committee will be around Birdsedge at the time of this year's demonstration. The public are invited to attend the demo and a planning meeting which follows, 11.30am at Dewsbury Town Hall. A bus has been arranged to take people from to Dewsbury from Birdsedge. See BOLT Action Group.
Sat 24th Fund Raiser - 2pm, Millhouse Institute. For Millhouse Green Bowling Club. Crafts, cakes, refreshments, tombola, raffle, etc. Visitors are invited to have a game of bowls (bring flat-soled shoes or pumps). From poster.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - 8.30pm, The George, Upper Denby. From their sandwich board. Bus Pass Buskers
Sun 25th 'Hands on for Habitat Heroes' - 10am to 4pm, Sring Vale Community Gardens. 'Grow Penistone' is one of six locations co-hosting this event in an 'action-packed day'. Advice will be on hand about mammals, bats, etc. From Barnsley Chronicle (Published link does not work).
  ,,   ,, Wortley Arms Charity Barbecue - Opens 5.30pm, Wortley Arms, on the bad bend at Wortley. Price not stated. Live music from MlC, The Bus Pass Buskers, Darren Oldale & Michelle Jones, John Plant & Rowan Richardson, Beth Gabbitas and The Four Fivers. Proceeds to Coasthunting (Facebook) which hopes to find a cure for Huntington's Disease. From email. Wortley Arms
Mon 26th BH Summer Bank Holiday.
  ,,   ,, Garden Fair - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Admission £2.50. Plant nurseries, garden furniture suppliers and tour around the Italianate gardens. (Carvery is open). More info, call 01142 882 100, Email, W Hall
  ,,   ,, Bank Holiday Charity Event - 2:00pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Musical fun day featuring Thurlstone Brass Band and DJ Steve Taylor (of Penistone FM). At 4pm, Julie is doing a sponsored head shave. The event is a fund-raiser for Macmillan Nurses and cancer research. (F'book)
  ,,   ,, Beatrix Potter Outdoor Theatre - 3pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Details to come at the Museum. 'A Magical Family Experience'.
Weds 28th Charity Fashion Show - 7pm to 9pm, Community Centre. Advanced tickets (price not stated) can be obtained by calling Carol on 07788 758238, otherwise just turn up on the evening. Garments are from recognisable High Street names and other popular sources, also hand-made jewellery. Refreshments available. This event by the local Marie Curie Cancer Care group.
Fri 30th Blood Donor Sessions - 12.30pm to 3.30pm, then 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. New donors encouraged. Call 0300 123 23 23. Blood. From poster.
Sat 31st Comedy Evening - Doors open 4.30pm, (comedy from 6pm) St Andrew's Church, next to Library. Christine and Michael Goodwin do their stuff. Refreshments available.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Gn MVC and Thurlstone Brass Training Band in Concert - 7.15pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Admission £5. From poster.

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September Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
The Month - This month belongs to Penistone Agricultural Society for Penistone Show. Then Tuby's Funfair will be back for its second annual stint. Be sure to download your discount vouchers. Don't forget the annual Penistone Competitive Music Festival, which is now in its 45th year.
Thurs - Sun
TBC
Heritage Open Days - Various locations in the region. See Visit Penistone for a brief roundup of events at: Wentworth Castle Gardens, Cawthorne Museum, Hoylandswaine Nail Forge and Wortley Top Forge. See also Heritage Open Days.
Tues 3rd Penistone Centre Stage Recruitment Drive - 7.30pm, Community Centre. For Penistone Centre Stage (formerly Penistone Operatic Society) - Community Centre. Contact Eileen on 01226 370121 if you are interested in joining this fine and long-running thespian group. Otherwise, they meet 7.30pm every Tuesday (poster does not say where).
Thurs 5th 1st Public Meeting of 'Penistone Area Council' - 10am, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount). This is their second meeting but the first one advertised for the public to observe. PTC did not advertise it but it is not part of the local council anyway. Its stated purpose is to: '... set priorities within the area, develop an area plan, monitor the performance of services and approve community representatives (etc.),' also, 'Area Council meetings are held in public, but do not have the provision for public involvement.' So we can sit and watch (possibly be involved) but we're not allowed to heckle! See PAC Minutes (pdf), Meeting Dates (pdf), (Terms of Reference (pdf), BMBC page, PT Council & PTC Minutes (sec4).
  ,,   ,, Public Meeting of 'Protect Sheephouse Heights' - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall. This public meeting is to publicise plans for a 78-foot turbine being considered by Barnsley Council, which might be seen as the 'thin end of the wedge' for later applications. This action group was successful in appealing against a planning application in 2009 for five 3MW 'Mega-windturbines'. (See PSH).
Fri 6th 'The Last Laugh Comedy Club' - Opens 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £12 TBC (usually 'Adults Only') in advance, call 76 7532. Toby Foster and his mates entertain the masses. Last Laugh, Penistone Paramount. From flyer.
  ,,   ,, Whurligigs Jazz Band - Royal British Legion. Non-members will need to be signed in by members.
Sat 7th Leisure Centre Celebration Evening - 6.45pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (the old Drill Hall). Free event with a Ceilidh band, pie & peas and bar ('Farmer's Blonde' advertised). Celebrating 'Sporting Penistone' re-opening the gymnasium. Free sport sessions on the day: Roller Skating from 12.30pm, Karate from 2.30pm, Boxfit from 3.30pm, Kettlebell from 4pm and Circuit Training from 4.30pm. Also free gym inductions with a free gym session token. See Sporting Penistone for more.
Sun 8th Artisan Fayre - Penistone Market Barn. A wide range of arts and crafts to please the eye or give as gifts. Also food stalls and special Artisan Fayre ale. From banner.
Thurs - Sun
12th to 15th
St John's Church Open Days - Times vary, Hoylandswaine. Free entry but contributions appreciated. St John the Evangelist's church was built by the Spencer-Stanhope family of Cannon Hall. A pre-Raphaelite mural by John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope is being restored in the church and Hoylandswaine Arts group. It had been painted over in earlier times. Refreshments and craft stall. Bell-ringers will be competing around 3pm Saturday for the Swaine Cup. St John's. From poster.
Sat 14th
Penistone Show - 9am, Showground. Unusually this year, they are hosting the South West Yorkshire Shire Horse HIring Society's annual show. In brief: Family fun, horsey people, horsey rings, horsey smells, vintage vehicles, bands, singers, entertainment rings, children's rides, puppet show, steam machines, dogs, pigs, goats, ferrets, poultry, cattle, ducks, sheep, wellies, NFU, horticulture, photography, arts & crafts, military stands, Pen Town Council, EPIP, Penistone FM, demonstrations, anoraks, trading village, binoculars, plants, hot food, ice cream, sandwich tent, candy floss, veggie food, chips, rubber burgers, members' tent with food and a ʇuǝʇ ɹǝǝq with wobbly plastic glasses. Heaps of tranklements. Also Barnsley Concert Band.
There will also be cookery demonstrations and Cupcake Corner (Facebook) is likely on at 10.30am and 1.45pm. Get your hand stamped and visit Penistone cafés (cafés page). The old PFR 10km Show Day race was moved to August. Camera Club, Pen Fm, Penistone Show
  ,,   ,, Wortley Top Forge Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Wortley. Heritage Open Days
  ,,   ,, Class of '63 PGS Reunion - 8pm, Penistone Bowling Club. Old PGS school friends (+ partners or family) are invited to a reunion for those who started 1963-ish, give or take a few years. Please bring along PGS memorabilia, school reports (I'll bring mine) or photos from PGS schooldays, for interest or possibly the PGS Archive website (webmeister Stu Gibbins will be there). See TiP and the PGS Reunion page. (also facebook).
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival Auction - 9pm, Royal British Legion. Free admission for members but non-members must be signed in with a small donation. Auction of prize-winning produce from Penistone Show, along with a range of donated goods, vouchers and special prizes in aid of this year's chosen charity. Donations and prizes gratefully received. Unwanted gifts gratefully passed on. This year's charity is BIADS - Barnsley Independent Alzheimer and Dementia Support. RBL Website.
Mon 16th 'Fishing for Compliments' (alt/indie music) Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership. Also listed on Penline.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Monday 16th, Town Hall buildings, top door. First meeting after their break. PTC
Weds 18th Penistone History Group - 2pm, Community Centre. First meeting after the summer break, then it's every Wednesday during the autumn and winter months. No details yet about the subject of this meeting. They don't do computers, you know.
Thurs 19th Family History Course - 10am to Noon, Penistone Library. Ten-week course. Price not stated but free to unemployed or those on benefits. WEA.
  ,,   ,, International 'Talk Like a Pirate' Day - From 5pm, Cubley Hall, me hearties. Prizes for best pirate outfits for 0 to 6yo and 7yo upwards. Probably pieces of eight to the winners. Losers might be tipped the black spot. Yohoho and a bottle of rum. Cubley Hall
  ,,   ,, A History of Children's Annuals (history talk) - Time not stated, Thurgoland Village Hall. A talk by Terry Liversedge, organised by Thurgoland Local History Group (no obvious website). Strange that a history group can't remember the time. See Thurgo Council.
  ,,   ,, An Evening With Carlton Palmer (footballer) - Time not stated, Wortley Arms. £35.00 per person. Four course meal in The Montagu Rooms on an evening of informal questions and answers with former England and Sheffield Wednesday player-turned-TV pundit, Carlton Palmer. Wortley Arms
Thurs 19th -
Mon 23rd
Tuby's funfair - 6-10pm Th, Fri & Mon; 2-10pm Sat; closed Sunday, Showground. Family fun from ducks to dodgems. Tuby or not Tuby - that is the question. Print vouchers from their website for £5 discount off rides. R Tuby. From poster.
Fri - Sat
20th & 21st

Shelley Beer Festival - Friday 6pm to 10pm, Sunday Noon until dry, Shelley Village Hall. £5 entry includes free glass. Eighteen great beers and wine (soft drinks also available). Pie & peas available and live music. Use the Penistone Line trains so you don't have to drive. Organised by Huddersfield Round Table. See Shelley Community Organisation.

Fri 20th Antiques Quiz with Pie & Pea Supper - 7.30pm, Hoylandswaine Village Hall. Tickets £5, call 76 6506 or 76 2454. Quiz by David Dowkes. (Look up Roddam Spencer - well it is in Hoylandswaine). Proceeds to Village Hall.
  ,,   ,, Organ Centenary Concert - 7.30pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church, Cumberworth Lane, D. Dale. £5 Admission. Tickets from Mr Ward, 01484 60 6301. Recital by Philip C Tordoff MA FRCOC - Organist Emeritus, Halifax Minster, with the Accord Singers. Car park entrance top of Wesley Lane from Wakefield Road.
Sat 21st Charity Carwash - 9am to 1pm, Penistone Fire Station, Spring Vale. In aid of the firefighters' charity. Hugh, Pugh, Barney MacGrew, Cuthbert, Diggle and Grubb. From the Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Mini-Market - 10am to Noon, Spring Vale Methodist Church, opposite Spring Vale Junior School. Tasty harvest produce, bacon butties, tea and coffee. From flier. The church is looking forward to seeing friends and faces old and new.
  ,,   ,, Yorkshire Dialect Society - 2pm, St Andrew's, next to Penistone Library, High Street. Admission charge not stated (if any) but refreshments are included. Melvyn Jones will give a talk about the South Yorkshire dialect in the writings of Juliana Ewing from Ecclesfield. For more info, call Kate Burland on 205346 (which does not look like a Penistone phone nimber). Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, 'Oasis versus The Stone Roses' - Opens 7pm for 8pm, Denroyd Farm, from Upper Denby towards Dunkirk. Admission £12 on the door, £10 in advance, from Denroyd Fm, from Paul Schofield, Butcher, Market Street Penistone or by calling 07917 582 451. Poster says: 'Adored' and 'Definitely Mightbe'. Hot food available. Hot food available. Denroyd Fm. See also Denroyd Facebook.
  ,,   ,, James Worton - 9pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green, S36 9NQ. Free admission. Blacksmith's Arms Facebook.
Sun 22nd Harvest Thanksgiving Service - 10.30am, Spring Vale Methodist Church, opposite Spring Vale Junior School. Service led by Paul Bettison. The church is looking forward to seeing friends and faces old and new.
Tues 24th PACT Meeting - 10am, Community Centre. The public can raise policing matters of concern. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
Weds 25th Embroiderers' Guild (Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. No entry fee mentioned but it is probably for members only. Also likely that the will welcome new members at the meeting, thereby rendering entry to be without problem. A talk by Ruth Brown: 'Turn Around When Possible'. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 6pm to 9pm, Cubley Hall. Drinks and canapés on arrival. Cubley Hall.
  ,,   ,, National Fire Brigade Strike - Noon to 4pm. Take care. (SY Facebook)
Thurs 26th -
Sat 28th
Are You Being Served (Goes to Costa Plonka) - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £8, Conc £6.
Penistone Theatre Group presents this production, based on the TV series by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. Penistone Paramount From leaflet.
Fri 27th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Also book stall, good-as-new clothing stall, raffle and, er, coffee. In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. MacMillan Coffee. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10.30am, Buckingham Care Home, off High Street (opposite the top of Ward Street). In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. MacMillan Coffee. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Northern Soul and Motown - 7pm to Midnight, Scissett WMC, Wakefield Rd., Scissett, HD8 9HU. Free admission but they hope for a donation. DJs on the night: Ray France, Micky 2 Dinners, Paul Myres, Betty Bump, Tom Wheelhouse. In aid of an obscure charity.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Gn MVC Annual Charity Concert - 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. £5 admission. Millhouse Green MVC do the concerting. Refreshments available. Proceeds to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice (in Sheffield). Tickets on the door or call Diana - 76 1017, Margaret - 76 3260 or Melvin - 76 6286.
Sat 28th Penistone Competitive Music Festival - All day from 9.30am, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, S36 7BX.
Now in its 45th year, this event is open only to amateur performers. It is always held on the last Saturday of September. Closing date for entries 17th August.
  • Morning:
    Piano Solos, in five age ranges (under 9, under 11, under 13, under 15, under 17) and Open Category Piano Solo. (Fees £4.50 except Open Class, £5).
  • Morning/Afternoon:
    Solo Instrument (not piano), Solo Singing (Girls/Boys under 13 and Girls/Boys under 16), Junior Vocal Challenge (under 18). (All £4.50 fee).
  • Evening:
    Oratorio Solo, Songs from the Shows, Female Choirs, Male Choirs and Open Challenge Choral. (Fees £6, except Choirs which are £15).
For full details and rules, please contact the Secretary for a leaflet: Mr JD Wilkinson, call 76 5450. Adjudicator is Dr Andrew Padmore.
Refreshments available to around 6pm. Charity No 511148. Founded by Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir.
  ,,   ,, Bolsterstone Quilters' Open Day - 10am to 4pm, Bolsterstone Village Hall, S36 3ZB. Free admission. Quilt display, trade stalls, tea/coffee and cakes. Raffle (proceeds to unspecified charity). More info, call: 0114 283 1196.
Weekend
28th and 29th
Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival - 10am to 5pm both days, Holmfirth. Sixty local and regional food and drink stalls, open air bar and food court, arts and crafts market, live cookery demonstrations with tasters and behind-the-scenes tours of the Nook Brewery. Also street entertainment and live music on both days including the Frumptarn Guggen Band, kids can enjoy free activity workshops and children's entertainment. Holmfirth F&D Fest. This item blatantly stolen from 'Visit Penistone'.
Sun 29th Harvest Thanksgiving Service - 6pm, Hoylandswaine Methodist Church. All are invited to the service conducted by Rev Cameron Stirk. From poster.
Mon 30th The Pathfinders (60s music band) Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership (Facebook). Also listed on Penline.

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October Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
This Month - Autumnal weather. Nights closing in. Not much happening. Christmas presents need some thought and Christmas dinners booked.
Thurs 3rd Italian Cookery Course - 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone Gramamr School. £20 fee, contact Esther at PGS, call 76 0871 to book. From 'Look Local'.
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'The Wizard of Oz' - 6.30pm Thursday/Friday and 5.30pm Saturday, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets can be booked by calling 07875 021 829 or 07860 662 578 (prices not stated in the Barnsley Chronicle). Featuring Sarah Hayter and a rather young line-up of from eight to seventeen years old.
Sat 5th 'Qdos Creates' Community Fayre - 11am to 4pm, Barnsley Civic. Adults £1, children free. Looks like artistic stuff aimed at kids. Live music, creative workshops, performances, children's games & activities, second hand stall, home baking, raffle, tombola and refreshments. From a niece's poster.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC and Waldershelf Singers - 7.30pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Admission £6. Tickets from Phil Buckley 01142 830 613 or John Anstie 07787 787 568 or pay at the door. Proceeds to Barnsley Hospice.
Sun 6th Charity Bonanza Table-top Sale - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Community centre, Church Street. Admission 30 Pence. It will be very busy but you will certainly come away with something you need. 'Bargains galore and refreshments'. Look out for Maureen's Moggies and Beryl's Bunnies stall in a side room. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Parish Centre, Crowedge. £5 per car. Proceeds to Dunford Parish Community Association. From 'Look Local'.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 7.30pm, The Rag (aka Fountain Inn), Ingbirchworth. Proceeds to Denby Dale Lions. Facebook.
Mon 7th Oxspring Online - The Internet Workshop - 10am to Noon, St Aidan's Church, Sheffield Road, Oxspring. All are welcome to attend what appears to be guidance in the use of the Internet. More details, call 07730 876 872.
  ,,   ,, Abba Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership. Bring your own sequins. Also listed on Penline and mentioned on Facebook.
Weds 9th Fashion Show/Sale - Opens 7pm for 7.30pm start, Community Centre. £3 admission. 'Bargain Prices - All Sizes - High Street Quality'. In aid of Crane Moor Mother and Toddler Group and Crane Moor Tai Chi Group. Show organisers SD Fashion Show Co Ltd, Nottingham. From poster.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Sheffield FC - Kick-off 7.45pm, Memorial Ground, off Church View Avenue. Likely to be a rollicking good footie game. Penistone Church takes on the oldest football team in the world, which normally plays three divisions higher. The PCFC Clubhouse has real ales, Sky TV, toilets, free Wi-fi and good parking. PCFC and Facebook. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs 10th Penistone Area Council - 10am, Penistone Council Chamber, Town Hall. The public may attend and raise a point or two before the meeting starts in earnest. Penistone Area Council is a body set up by BMBC as part of their devolved governance scheme to oversee Barnsley's activities in the Penistone East and West wards. It comprises the six councillors from those two wards and accepts input from them, in the form of the Ward Alliance. The Pen Area Council reports into BMBC and their minutes have to be approved (or not) by the council, though they have some delegated powers and some funds. BMBC set up six area councils earlier this year and Penistone is one of them. (My thanks to Peter Johnson of Penistone FM for clarifying their role).
Fri 11th Penistone Mayor's Charity Evening - 6.30pm for 7pm, Paramount. Adults £8, Children/conc £6. Starring local scouts and guides and Penistone Players. Poster does not actually say what they will be doing but it will be in aid of local Scouts and Guides. Might be knot-making or midwifery.
  ,,   ,, 'Twilight Soul Club' - Second Anniversary - 7pm to midnight, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8RX. Entry £4. DJs: Jim Kenny, Dave Waller & Brian Crossland (also guest DJs). Northern Soul and Tamla Motown, Cheap beer, great dance floor, parking. Always the second Friday of the month. Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Area9 - Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. It says here: 'This is not to be missed all members are part of the Penistone round table and are raising funds for the boy scouts'. See their Facebook.
Fri 11th -
Sun 13th
Marsden Jazz Festival - Various times and venues around Marsden. See website for ticketing and directions. Performers include the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Get the Blessing, Mick Coady's Synergy with David Binney, the Tina May Quartet, the Antonio Forcione Trio, John Etheridge, Trio North with Dave O'Higgins and Ariya Astrabeat Arkestra. Supported by Kirklees Council and Arts Council England. M JazzFest
Sat 12th Flu Clinic - Times not specified, Penistone Group Practice, High Street. Contact reception to make an appointment on 76 2424. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Hill (tough) Race - 10.30am, Start and Finish on the Showground. Entry fee: £10 on the day or £8 in advance, minimum age 16. About seven miles and tough-going in places but with great views if you ignore the turbines. Registration from 9am at Penistone Leisure Centre (Drill Hall), who are the organisers. Entry forms are supposed to be downloadable from Penistone Footpath Runners' website (pfrac) Events Diary (but nothing is listed for October). D'oh! A variety of trophies will be presented. Proceeds to 'Save Penistone Leisure Centre'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 2pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home. All donations (fruit, cans, etc.) welcome, everyone invited. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Area 9 - 8.30pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. Raising funds for local scouts and guides, in association with them and Penistone Round Table. Blacksmith's Arms and Facebook.
Sun 13th Car Boot Sale - From 8am, Gunthwaite Top Farm (entrance via Gunthwaite Lane), Upper Denby. £5 per vehicle (sellers call 07970 921 824). Hot sandwiches and drinks. In aid of St John's Church, Upper Denby. From poster.
Weds 16th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, meet at Hazlehead Bridge access. Working just beyond Cote Bank Bridge, ten minutes west of Hazlehead Bridge. Having achieved great things at Catshaw Bridge, we are set to perform similar miracles with the wild flower bank at Cote Bank Bridge. The bank is at risk of being overtaken by brambles and coarse grasses. Once again, Barry Tylee has been kind enough to offer do some strimming for us, to cut back last summer's growth; we'll be raking the arisings, and removing trees and branches on the south side of the Trail, which are casting shade over the bank. There is no parking at Hazlehead Bridge; the site is fifteen minutes walk from Bullhouse Bridge and takes only a little longer by bike from Penistone. If you can't avoid bringing your car, please contact us for advice.
It isn't necessary to be a member of TPTcv to come along to one of our workdays - everybody is welcome - and you don't have to have done this kind of work before; it is very straightforward and we will explain what to do. If you can only come along for a couple of hours or so that's fine, although it's helpful if you can catch the introduction and safety talk at the beginning of the day. You will need warm clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and gloves to protect your hands. It may be very wet underfoot so make sure you wear wellies or sturdy, waterproof, boots - and it’s always a good idea to bring waterproofs. We do have tools, but you're welcome to bring your own bow saw or loppers, in good condition, if you prefer. Children are welcome, accompanied by an adult.
You'll need to bring a packed lunch, but we will provide you with tea, coffee, fruit juice, biscuits in the morning and afternoon. Visit TPTcv or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Cubley Book Club - 7pm to 8pm, Cubley Hall. Readers all ages are invited to be in at the beginning of this new book club. They hope to meet up every month to talk about books and mutually enjoy the company. Organiser Wayne Chadburn says that it is open to all levels of reading, not just the afficianados. To declare your interest or for more information, email: cubleybookclub@gmail.com From Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs 17th History of Wortley and the Wortley Family (talk), also AGM - Time not stated (as if anyone would need to know that!), Thurgoland Village Hall. A talk by G Clark, organised by Thurgoland Local History Group (no obvious website). Also the Group's AGM. See Thurgo Council.
Weekend
19th/20th
Penistone Theatre Dance Festival - Sat: 9.30am to 4.35pm, Sun: 9.15am to 5pm, Paramount. The first two days of a four-day event, continued on the following weekend. Adults £4 admission, Children/OAP £3. Featuring: Ballet, Tap, Gymnastic Dance, Greek, National, Modern Jazz and Character Dance. Solo, Duos, Trios and group acts. Penistone Paramount
Sat 19th Mr Fox Fire Dance - 8.30pm, near Waggon & Horses, Langsett. An annual procession of masked dancers twirling fire sticks and marching to the tavern. This folk event occurs on the Saturday nearest to the 'Hunter's Moon' in October. See Mr Fox for the story and Waggon & Horses. Future Mr Fox processions: 11th October 2014, 24th October 2015, 15th October 2016 and 4th November 2017.
Sun 20th Car Boot Sale - 8am to Noon, Tesco Food Supermarket car park, Tescopoly Drive (the road has not yet been named). From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Dunford and Beyond (walk) - Time not stated, Winscar Reservoir Car Park. Organised by the Shelley Strollers walking group. Visitors welcome to join the group but they must become members on or before their third meeting for insurance reasons. That's if they could ever find the other members, given the lack of useful information. See Shelley Times for less info.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fair - Time not stated, Wortley Hall. Free Admission. Promoting the hall as a wedding venue. Call 01142 882 100 or email. W Hall
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The Bus Pass Buskers - 7.30pm, Wortley Arms. Skiffle, Country & Blues. Originally planned for 27th Oct. Wortley Arms.

Mon 21st Allotment Soc. AGM - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Pen Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Town Hall Building. Residents may raise matters before the meeting proper starts. Pen TC
Tues 22nd Tour de Yorkshire Business Roadshow - 6.30pm to 8pm, The Huntsman, Holmfirth. This will be the nearest Kirklees Council roadshow to our area, in preparation for next year's top cycling event. Local business people might be able to gather intelligence by attending. Register here. See Area5 for more.
Weds 23rd TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, meet at at Hazlehead Bridge Station. This may be the last seriously dark, damp, overgrown bit of our section (what do you mean, we've said that before?!), and it is seriously dark, damp, and overgrown. We'll be bringing the might of TPTcv to bear on the many, many, trees and branches, which have been crazy enough to root themselves here. The smaller ones can easily be pulled by the roots; others will need slightly more effort. There is no parking at Hazlehead Bridge; the site is fifteen minutes walk from Bullhouse Bridge and takes only a little longer by bike from Penistone. If you can't avoid bringing your car, please contact us for advice.
It isn't necessary to be a member of TPTcv to come along to one of our workdays - everybody is welcome - and you don't have to have done this kind of work before; it is very straightforward and we will explain what to do. If you can only come along for a couple of hours or so that's fine, although it's helpful if you can catch the introduction and safety talk at the beginning of the day. You will need warm clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and gloves to protect your hands. It may be very wet underfoot so make sure you wear wellies or sturdy, waterproof, boots - and it’s always a good idea to bring waterproofs. We do have tools, but you're welcome to bring your own bow saw or loppers, in good condition, if you prefer. Children are welcome, accompanied by an adult.
You'll need to bring a packed lunch, but we will provide you with tea, coffee, fruit juice, biscuits in the morning and afternoon.Visit TPTcv or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852. From email.
Thurs 24th Fairtrade Chocolate Evening, 'Chocolate Delights' - 7.30pm, St Andrews' Church, next to the Library. Price of tickets not stated but they an be found at the door! A talk by David Greenwood-Haigh about 'Divine Chocolate' and some samples. Free prize draw with tickets. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Fri 25th 'Breakfast Networking Event' - 7.45am to 10am, Cubley Hall. Free but limited, so book in advance on 01226 308 444 or by email from events@brchamber.co.uk. The poster does not suggest 'members only' so it looks like a public event where people will hop from one table to the next to meet a lot of besuited men, in a 'speed-dating' sort of style (no obvious women on the poster). Probably a bite of each others' breakfasts on the way. It's a different world to the one I know.
Guest speaker is Angela Smith MP and a representative from The Grand Depart 2014 (Tour de Yorkshire) will be there. Organised by Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce (BRChamber). Cubley Hall From poster.
  ,,   ,, Blood Donor Sessions - 12:30pm to 3.30pm Break, then 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Book at the Blood website.
Blood-draining sessions next year are at the same times, on Friday 3rd January 2014 and Friday 7th February 2014.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en I-Scream Party - From 5pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice-Cream Co., just above Ingbirchworth. Free entry - no ticket needed. Barbecue serving hot dogs, burgers and steak sandwiches. People will be dancing in scary cozzies, so you-scream too. Refreshments hot and cold with Farmer's Blonde real ale, cider and red/white wines. Yummy Yorkshire & Facebook.
Weekend
26th/27th
Penistone Theatre Dance Festival - Sat: 9.30am to 4.35pm, Sun: 9.15am to 5pm, Paramount. The last two days of a four-day event, which started on the previous weekend. Adults £4 admission, Children/OAP £3. Featuring: Ballet, Tap, Gymnastic Dance, Greek, National, Modern Jazz and Character Dance. Solo, Duos, Trios and group acts. Penistone Paramount
Sat 26th Hitchcock ('The Movie') - 7pm, St John's Church, Upper Denby. Suggested donation £2.50 per person. Bring a cushion, refreshments available from 7.30pm. St John's.
  ,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, Penistone. Admission £6 includes refreshments, tickets from Barbara 76 2283, Wendy 76 6014 or on the door. Concert by Penistone Ladies' Choir, with Musical Director Jane Hobson. In aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, organised by Penistone Women's Institute.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Auction - 8pm, George Inn, Upper Denby. In support of Denby Ladies, who do good things for pensioners whether they like it or not (just joking!) They are looking for donations of fresh produce, pickles, chutneys, home-made cakes and biscuits, tins of food or any other fresh food and drinks suitable for auction. I would also suggest home-baked bread, garden produce and gift vouchers from local businesses. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Sun 27th British Summertime (BST) Ends - 'Spring forwards, fall backwards'. Put your clocks back one hour, first thing in the morning.
  ,,   ,, Artisan Fayre - From 10am, Penistone Market Barn. A wide range of arts and crafts to please the eye or give as gifts. With live music, food stalls (the crepes were good last time), special Artisan Fayre beer, wine and more. Artisan Fayre and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Antique and Collectors' Fair - 10am to 3pm, Community Centre. Admission 50p. Home-made refreshments available. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club.
Mon 28th Public Meeting on Planning (Thurlstone Community Group) - 6pm, School Hall, Thurlstone. Thurlstone Community Group's discussion about housing in our area, in particular a possible new development in Thurlstone. It was a meeting of concerned residents which discussed 'SCHLAA', BMBC's outline plans for housing developments and suggestions were made how to deal with any planning applications which follow. See TCG on Facebook and they have a 'SayNotoBMBC' Twitter account. See also these articles at 'This is Penistone': Villagers Fight Housing Plans (also 'Listen Again' at Pen FM),
'3,000 new houses' and 'You can't stop the developers'
Mon 28th -
Fri 1st Nov
Local School Holidays - Another week off for those hard-worked schoolies, for half term.
See the Barnsley Council website.
Tues 29th (Concerning the Spread Eagle) Open Day, Enterprise Inns - Noon to 5pm, 'Three Houses', 379 Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield. This is to attract someone to run the Spread Eagle on Market Street. Enterprise Inns. It would be great to have the Spread open again but ... the prospective tenant ought to do some research first, into the ('alleged') beer-tie scam: CAMRA Beer-Tie and Pub-licity. Publicans end up working long hours with little reward, as the pubcos rake it in.
Thurs 31st Hallowe'en Party - 6pm, 'The Rag' (aka The Fountain), Ingbirchworth. Family fun, games, quiz, fancy dress and hot dogs for children. Call 76 3 125 for more information. Good parking.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Charity Ghostly Walk and Barbecue - Starts 6.30pm, Wortley Hall. Admission (includes food): Adult £12.95, Child £9.95. Have a fright or two in the gardens. Those who make it to the finish might get a prize for best Fancy Dress outfit. In aid of Rotherham mayor's charities. More info, call 01142 882 100, Email, Wortley Hall

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November Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
This Month Two well-supported annual events for November: Bonfire Night and the Remembrance Parade and Ceremony.
Fri 1st Children's Hallowe'en Disco - 6pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green (a day late!) Prize for the best costume. And at 9pm: Adults' Hallowe'en-themed karaoke disco with fancy dress. Prize for the best costume. Blacksmith's (via FB).
  ,,   ,, 'Crazy Heart' - 7.30pm, Rafters Bar, Wagon & Horses, Oxspring. Admission price not stated. Heart-felt music on real instruments. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Robbie Williams tribute - Time not stated, Silkstone Lodge. £10 admission inc. Pie 'n' Peys. Back by popular demand. S Lodge.
Sat 2nd Autumn Fayre - 10am to Noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Admission 30 Pence. Coffee and cake £1. No clues at all from the poster about what else might be happening. Probably lap dancing.
  ,,   ,, Yummy Bonfire Night - Gates, food and bar open at 5pm, Bonfire lit at 6pm, Fireworks at 6.30pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice-cream, top side of Ingbirchworth on the main road. Admission by ticket only, £3.50 each (under 4s free), available from the Ice-cream Parlour. Hot, spiced cider from Holmfirth. Yummy Yorkshire & Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Bonfire Night - Opens 6.45pm for the 7.15pm lighting, Penistone Showground, Back Lane. Fireworks at 7.30pm. Adults £3.50, Under 16s free. Giant bonfire and a great fireworks display. Once again an effigy of that great Catholic terrorist of the day, Guido Fawkes, will be burnt, by parliamentary edict as a warning to others. Be very warned.
Drinks and appropriate hot food available. Penistone FM will provide atmospheric music. Organised by Penistone Town Council, Pen Scouts, Penistone Fire Station and the Round Table - but mostly the Round Table (see facebook). The RT collected around £5,000 (my estimate) at the gate last year, but spent something like £2,500 on fireworks and were very generous to local charities. See The Observance of 5th November Act 1605, enacted January 1606, repealed 1869. Also see the Bonfire Night page.
Sun 3rd Wortley Christmas Market - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Free Admission to 'goodies galore'. More info, call 01142 882 100, Email, W Hall
  ,,   ,, Music for Remembering - 4pm, St John's Church, Hoylandswaine. A free concert funded by EPIP and presented by Hoylandswaine Arts Group. It features Hugh Finnigan, organist of Sheffield St Marie's Cathedral and Elizabeth Charlesworth, soprano singer. Playing Elgar's Vesper Voluntaries for Organ, Songs from an English Countryside and an excerpt from Karl Jenkins' 'Tha Armed Man'.
  ,,   ,, 'Fire and Light Spectacular' with a Bonfire and Fireworks - 4pm to 9pm, Cannon Hall. Bonfire lit at 7pm, Fireworks set off at 8pm. Tickets include car parking: £8 on the day; Advance Tickets £7 and Family of Four £25.50. Children under three go free. Big stage with Fire Eaters, Live DJs, Angle Grinders (eh?), Children's Fun Area and Guy Fawkes Competition. With a Barbecue, Bar, Pie and Peys, Hot Dogs and Cafe. The new Farm Facilities will also be accessible. Flier suggests warm clothing, no sparklers, no own fireworks, no dogs and wear suitable footwear. Cannon Hall Fm.
Tues 5th 'Taste the Penistone Line' (Music Train and Lunch in Penistone) - Event from 10am to 2pm, Starting from Huddersfield Railway Station, via a musical train to Penistone Station and the Community Centre. Alternately, visitors can come to the Community Centre directly. This event is a free sampler which appears to be primarily aimed at Huddersfield residents to encourage them to sample the delights of the scenic Penistone Line and Penistone itself. It culminates in a lunch (from 11.30am) with music in Penistone Community Centre on Church Street, S36 6AR. The free tickets must be booked in advance from the Penistone Line Partnership.
  ,,   ,, Birdsedge Village Bonfire - 6.30pm at Birdsedge. Should be easy to find. Free admission. Bonfire and firework display. Hot food and drinks available. Birdsedge Community.
Thurs 7th
to Sat 9th
'Wonderfully Made' - Opens 10am, Closes Thurs/Fri 7pm and Sat 4pm, All Saints' Church, Silkstone. An arts and crafts exhibition by local artists. Demonstrations, Live Music, Workshops and Refreshments. Items are for sale. Pennine Artists, Facebook. From internet.
Thurs 7th PACT Public Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Discussing local policing matters with SY Police. Telephone 101 to contact the 'Penistone Safer Neighbourhood' team. From poster.
,,   ,, 'Friends of Penistone Church' - 7.30pm, Penistone Church. This meeting is open to all who are interested in the preservation and development of our Parish Church. There's little point in just calling it 'St John's' as there are at least two other St Johns' churches in our area (Upper Denby and Hoylandswaine), so I always call it 'Penistone Church' to avoid confusion, as does nearly everyone else. This item is from the Barnsley Chronicle.
,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. An evening of song presented by Thurlstone Community Choir. Holy T Church. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Fri 8th PGS War Memorial Remembrance Service - 10.30am for 11am, Memorial Stone by the Main Entrance, Penistone Grammar School. All welcome and Barnsley MP Don Jarvis will be there to keep company with Cllr Jonathan Cutts (Penistone Mayor), Father David and assorted hangers-on. Ample off-road parking. See Penistone RBL and Penistone Town Council
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A Night at the Horses - 8.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. It says: 'Tremendous fun and a chance to win a bit of money by betting on random video horse races and prizes for being the winning trainer, owner or jockey. Prior to the event become, for £2 a time, an owner, jockey or trainer. All proceeds will go to Wipe your Tears charity, www.wipeyourtears.org.uk.' Copied from The Huntsman.

Sat 9th Open Meeting - 'Devolution of Rail Franchising in the North of England' - 10am to 12.15pm, Stocksmoor Village Hall. Guest speaker Steven Clark, Interim Franchising Director, Rail North, with Jonathan Brown, SYPTE, and Michael Sasse, WYPTE. Refreshments available. Organised by Huddersfield, Penistone, Sheffield Rail Users' Association.
  ,,   ,, 'A Day of Inspiration Poetry Reading and Writing' - 10.30am to 4.30pm, Langsett Barn. Fee £2.50. Contact organiser Maureen Ryan on 01226 893581, mobile 07453 037 095 or by email: maureenphoenix@live.co.uk. 10.30am to 12.30pm - Poetry Writing Workshop, inspired by Langsett Barn and area. 12.30pm to 1.30pm - Nosebag Time (bring your own). 1.30pm to 3pm - Photo Display from Penistone Camera Club and Poetry from 'Penistone Tuesday Poets'. 3pm to 4.30pm - Poetry Reading from the same Tuesday Poets and Open Reading from those who have survived this long from the morning session. Booking necessary but open to all poetical people of all levels of experience. The boy stood on the burning deck, a pocket full of matches, a spark flew up his trouser leg and set fire to his ... (continued on page 42). From poster.
Sun 10th Penistone Remembrance Parade and Ceremony - Parade of service and ex-service men and women and RBL members. Assemble 10.30am by Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane to set off in procession at about 10.40am. Thurlstone Brass Band will lead the parade to join the assembly by Penistone War Memorial outside Penistone Church. The Remembrance Ceremony will take place with wreath-laying and a roll call of the fallen, followed by two minute's contemplative silence at 11am. The Service of Remembrance will follow inside Penistone Church. The first Poppy day was 11th November 1921. See RBL Website and the Remembrance page on this website.
  ,,   ,, Handel's Messiah - 6pm, Bullhouse Chapel, Bullhouse Lane, near Millhouse Green. No charge except for the collection box. Principals: Sarah Ogden, Soprano; Barbara Brook, Contralto; Roger Pulleyne, Tenor; Thom Meredith, Bass; Malcolm Hinchcliffe, Organ; Julian Wightman, Trumpet; Rebecca Robertson, Trumpet and Donald Clarke is Leader of the Orchestra. The musical Director and Conductor is Noël Clark. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the the oldest non-conformist chapel in the country following its recent £100,000 renovation. Further work is still scheduled, including a window. The pulpit and other features date back more than 300 years (see Heritage Inspired). Please note that the seating capacity is about 100. For more information, call 76 2294 or email wellcliffe@hotmail.co.uk. Details from a poster, Barnsley Chronicle and TiP.
Mon 11th Penistone Marie Curie Fund-raising Group - 6pm, Cubley Hall. All are welcome to come and join them but the flier does not say much about the evening.
Tues 12th Make a Felt Christmas Stocking - 6.30pm to 9.30pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. All included, costs £20. If you want a felt collar, ask a policeman. Facebook, The Arthouse.
Weds 13th TPTcv Celebration Workday (Second Anniversary) - From 10am to about 4.30pm, meet at Hazlehead Bridge Station access. There is no parking at Hazlehead Bridge; the site is fifteen minutes walk from Bullhouse Bridge and takes only a little longer by bike from Penistone. Parking: If you can't reach the site by bike, bus, roller-skates, or shanks's pony, please contact us for advice about parking. We’ll be making final preparations for the installation of two new picnic tables and an information panel at the station; removing young birch trees along the south side the station, and some Goat willow. Fortunately the wood is required by Wild Service, so we won't be trimming the wood to create habitat piles.
Everybody is welcome; if you haven't quite made it to a workday yet, this might be the day!! You don't need to let us know you're coming, and if you can come for only part of the day that's fine – but come in the morning if you’d like some cake. It's helpful if you can catch the introduction and safety talk at the beginning of the day. You will need warm clothes and gloves to protect your hands, and not mind getting dirty. It may be very wet underfoot so make sure you wear wellies or sturdy, waterproof, boots - and it’s always a good idea to bring waterproofs. We do have tools, but you're welcome to bring your own bow saw or loppers, in good condition, if you prefer. Children are welcome, accompanied by an adult. You'll need to bring a packed lunch, but we will provide you with tea, coffee, fruit juice, biscuits in the morning and afternoon. Visit TPTcv or, if you have questions, call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, Public Railway Meeting - 1.15pm, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount). Penistone people are invited to take part in this meeting to look at ways of improving Penistone Railway Station. This follows improvements to Denby Dale and Stocksmoor stations, organised by the Penistone Line Partnership and Northern Rail who manages the stations. PenLine P.
  ,,   ,, Meeting of 'Thurlstone says NO to large scale housing developments' - 6pm, Thurlstone Village Hall. 'We will have a brief recap on the last meeting then will discuss ways to be proactive to deter future large scale developments within Thurlstone. See TCG on Facebook and let them have your contact details if you wish to be involved in 'the cause'. They also have a 'SayNotoBMBC' Twitter account.
Thurs 14th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Organised by Penistone St Mary's RC Church.
  ,,   ,, W.I. AGM - 7.15pm, St Mary's Church, Talbot Road. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Fri 15th Cawthorne Fire Festival - 7pm, Spencer's Arms, Cawthorne. Cawthorne Brass Band will be there. More details when I actually photograph the poster properly, instead of half of it.
  ,,   ,, 'Night in November' - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall. Tickets £7, call 01226 282 107. Presented by Penistone Centre Stage Musicals. Details obscured on the PTC noticeboard and the new Penistone Paramount has broken links, so there may be more details somewhere. 'An informal and enjoyable evening of musical entertainment and comedy, with guest artists.' Refreshments available. No website. Details from poster.
  ,,   ,, Stocksbridge No. 2 Melting Shop Reunion - 8pm, The Venue (old Victory Club), Stocksbridge. Questions, call Terry Liles, 76 3718 Mobile 07790 647 517. This message came from PCFC Facebook.
Sat 16th 2013 RBL Poppy Dace - 7.30pm to 11.30pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Limited number of tickets, £7 each from: The Venue, Derek Whitworth on 76 7776 or Kevin Knox on 76 1900. Admission by ticket only. A night of dancing - Sequence, Ballroom and Party style with music by Trevor Pym. Also some nosebag of Pie & Peas or Vegetarian Menu Supper (good lads!) Sponsored by The Venue on behalf of Penistone Royal British Legion. RBL.
  ,,   ,, Sabre - 9pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. This local rock band is still very popular and you will certainly enjoy their repertoire, especially if you are of a certain age. This message came via this website's Guestbook. See Blacksmith's Arms and Facebook.
Sun 17th Tabletop Sale - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre. 30p admission. Refreshments, Tombola and Cakes. Poster says: 'If you are raising funds for your organisation, make goods to sell, Christmas gifts or just want to clear out your cupboards, come and join us'. Vendors pay £5 per table and booking is advisable by calling 76 3674 or 01484 686 388. Organised by Dunford Parish Senior Citizens' Association, with proceeds in aid of those same Dunford Parish pensioners. And why not?
  ,,   ,, Home-made Christmas Craft Fayre - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Grammar School (with go-faster stripes). Free admission, refreshments available. PGS website says: 'Hand-made quality Christmas crafts, decorative items, food, art, jewellery, ceramics and so much more...' Call PGS on 76 0871.
Tues 19th Sewing nightclass (to make personalised bunting) - 6.30pm to 9.30pm, at the Arthouse Café, Church Street. The £20 fee includes all materials but bring your own sewing machine (get in touch if you need to borrow one) or any preferred bunting material of your own. For all abilities: learn to cut, space, sew, add names and pictures to decorative bunting. Booking: 01226 805 122. Arthouse Café
Weds 20th Art at the Altar Preview Evening - 7.30pm to 11pm, Penistone Church. See the item below for more details. 'Hen's Teeth'.
Thurs 21st
to Sun 24th
Art at the Altar - Thursday & Friday: 10am to 8pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 11am to 4pm (tills open at midday), at Penistone Church. Free admission. A wide selection of quality art and hand-crafted gifts from friends of the local arts group 'Hen's Teeth'. Refreshments and toilet available. Exhibitors pay £20 fee and can download their application forms from the website.
Thurs 21st
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The Hope Valley Railway Line (history talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Admission £2. A talk by Steven Gaye, organised by Thurgoland Local History Group (no obvious website). 'All welcome'. See Thurgo Council.
Sun 23rd Family Fun Day - 2pm to 4pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Home-made arts and crafts, cakes, face painting, bouncy kids, games, fun and refreshments. In aid of the Barnsley Homeless Project.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Craft Fair - Opens 5pm, Manor Farm, Upper Denby. Free admission. Crafts, gifts, paintings, cakes, tombola and enjoy festive refreshments while listening to your favourite Christmas carols, played by Shepley Band (fund-raiser for the Band). From poster in Ingbirchworth.
  ,,   ,, The ELO Experience - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Admission £19. Paramount website is not currently working properly.
Sun 24th Christmas Shopping Special Train - Times not stated, Penistone Railway Station. Adults £25, Children £15, Under 5 free, Family Ticket (two adults and two children) £70, saving £10. Tickets must be booked in advance. This trip will have live music, Santa Claus and a bar. Details of this 'Charity Charter Train' later. Flier says to keep an eye on www.penline.co.uk for details (which redirects to www.southpenninesrail.co.uk). For tickets or more information, call 07793 235 991.
Weds 27th 'Chocolate Making for Christmas' - 4.30pm to 7pm, Penistone Grammar School. Fee £20, everything provided and you can take the produce home. Christmas-themed goodies, presented by Artisan Chocolatier Libby Carl. Suitable for ages fourteen and upwards. For more info, call 76 0871.
  ,,   ,, Fashion Show - 7pm, Community Centre. Tickets £4 (includes glass of wine), call 76 2717 or on the door. Ladies' and Children's clothes and accessories. 'Bargain Prices', 'Ex-Store Fashions', 'Goods for Sale at the Event', it says. In aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Organised by The Complete Clothing Co., a family-run business, of 10 Market Place, Otley, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS21 3AQ. Email Complete-Clothing@hotmail.co.uk. From poster.
Thurs,
Fri and Sat
'Loserville' - 7.15pm each night, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £10 and £9, call 76 7532. Described as 'Grease for the 21st century' and 'The UK's High School musical', this presentation by Razzmatazz Community Youth Musical Theatre Company is sure to please. See the Paramount's slightly faulty website for more details about the plot.
Thurs 28th Christmas Fair - 7pm to 9pm, Thurgoland Village Hall, Roper Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7AA. Christmas gifts for all of the family. Also mulled wine, mince pies, and refreshments. For more info, call Anita 01484 605 813. Organised by Penistone and District Riding Club.
Fri 29th to
Mon 23rd Dec
Yummy Yorkshire Christmas Market Opening Night - From 5pm, (9am to 5pm daily) Yummy Yorkshire Ice-cream Co, Delph House Farm, Ingbirchworth, HD8 8XY. An event featuring Thurlstone Training Band. s It is on until the 23rd December. Facebook has more details.
  ,,   ,, Hobson's Chorus - Commences 7.15pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. Tickets £6 (includes supper) from 76 4349 and 01484 865 021. This is a musical evening directed by Jane Hobson and Christine Goodwin. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Friday Forum - 8.45pm to 9.30pm, RBL Club. Members only. This is where the RBL Committee listens to suggestions or complaints from members. Penistone RBL.
Sat 30th Penistone Church Fayre - 10.15am to 2pm, Penistone Church. Free admission. Coffee served up to 11.30am, light lunches served from Noon to 1.30pm. Produce, cakes, bottles, gifts, books and a variety of other stalls to browse.

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December Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites).
This Month 'Tis the season to eat holly, tra-la-la-la-la .. la-la-la-la', or so the song (almost) goes. Of course, Christmas dominates the month, having started in October. Get the mulled wine in and plan for the big Christmas Dinner, which occurs at dinnertime - unless you are from the south.
Sun 1st Artisan Fayre - From 10am, Penistone Market Barn. A wide range of arts and crafts to please the eye or give as gifts. With live music, food stalls (I nearly wrote 'live food'), special Artisan Fayre beer, wine and more. Artisan Fayre and Facebook
  ,,   ,, Penistone Bowling Club AGM - 11am, Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane off Scole Ave. Posts decided.
  ,,   ,, 'Christmas on the Green' - 4pm, Opposite Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green. Christmas lights switch-on, carol singing with Thurlstone Brass Band, mulled wine and mince pies. Also a special visit by Santa on his sleigh, organised by Penistone Round Table. See also Millhouse Gn VCA on Facebook.
Weds 4th Conserves and Confectionery Christmas Workshop - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Grammar School. £25 and you end up with half a dozen jars of jam and chutney. Also chocolate and a decorated gift pack. Call 76 0871 to book a place. Hosted by 'Charlie's Country Garden'. From library poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Cupcake Decorating Class - 7pm to 9pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (old Drill Hall). £25 per person, for all abilities 16 yrs and above. Bare buns provided for you to decorate (Mmm). Everything included but bring your own apron. Early booking recommended, call 76 7883 or mobile 0791 488 652.
  ,,   ,, 'Sweet Bells, A Carol Night with a Difference' - 8pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Sing along to the traditional Christmas songs of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, including a performance of 'The Derby Tup' mumming play by Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers. From Facebook.
Thurs 5th New Orleans Jazz Band - Noon, Penistone Market Barn (Market Day). Also a special guest, if he can park his sleigh. From poster.
Fri 6th to
Mon 23rd
Santa's Sleigh Run - Various times, various places. This annual event by the Round Table raises large amounts of money to give to local charities and good causes (see Charity No 1051588). In 2012, it raised around £9,000 during the Christmas period. (see poster)
  • Fri, 6th, 5.45pm - Hoylandswaine
  • Sat 7th:
    • 4pm - Christmas Lights Switch-on outside Penistone Church
    • 5.45pm - Oxspring
  • Sun 8th, 3.45pm - Silkstone
  • Fri 13th, 5.45pm - Wentworth Road and Rockside
  • Sat 14th, 3.45pm - Spring Vale
  • Sun 15th, 3.45pm - Silkstone
  • Weds 18th, 5.30pm - Thurgoland and Green Moor
  • Thurs 19th, 5.45pm - Ingbirchworth and Wellhouse Lane
  • Sat 21st, 3.45pm - Cubley
  • Sun 22nd, 3.45pm - Millhouse Green and Thurlstone
  • Mon 23rd, 5.30pm - Penistone central.

    PS: The RT received public donations of £5,812 which could reach £7,000+ with matched-funded donations. This is down on two years ago when it reached around £9,000.
Fri 6th to
Sun 8th
Festival of Light - After dark, venues around Huddersfield. Wild laser displays and lots of colour, particularly in St George’s Square, St Peter's Park and the Lawrence Batley Theatre near the University. Also a 'Digital Funfair' in Byram Arcade. Catch a train from Penistone (have a beer in one of the two Railway Station pubs accessible from St George's Square). Visitors will be able to interact with some of the spectacular light-themed entertainment. See Huddersfield Examiner for more details.
Fri 6th Thurlstone Brass Band - 9pm, Penistone RBL Club. Non-members must be signed in. . Thurlstone Brass Band
 Sat 7th TPTcv Workday - From 10am to about 4.30pm, meet on the Trail at the Community Centre access. Park at the Community Centre (PTC have given permission). What will we be doing? As the trees have grown, they've shrouded the street lights, making the Trail dark; work will involve removing branches and small trees to make the Trail lighter. We'll also do a litter pick of course!
Everybody is welcome and you don't need to tell us you're coming. If you can only do part of the day, that's fine – but come in the morning if you’d like some cake. It's helpful if you can catch the introduction and safety talk at the beginning of the day. You will need warm clothes and gloves to protect your hands, and not mind getting dirty. It may be wet underfoot so make sure you wear wellies or sturdy, waterproof, boots - and it’s always a good idea to bring waterproofs. We do have tools, but you're welcome to bring your own bow saw or loppers (in good condition) if you prefer. Children are welcome, accompanied by an adult. You'll need to bring a packed lunch, but we will provide you with tea, coffee, fruit juice, biscuits in the morning and afternoon. Visit TPTcv or, if you have questions, call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, 'Young Driver' - From 10am and half-hourly times, Penistone Grammar School. Half-hour or hour driving sessions available from £29.99 for 11 years old and above and at least 4' 8" tall, accompanied by an adult. The booking page does not include this date but says 'Thirty Minutes £31.99' and 'Sixty Minutes £51.95' for slots in Jan, Mar, April and May 2014. See poster (pdf). For more info, call PGS Community Events: 76 0871.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fair - 10am to 3pm, Langsett Barn, off the A616. No admission fee stated on the poster. 'Festive music and carols'. Christmas stalls and 'seasonal workshops'. The poster does not say how much, who organised it, who might be singing or who might benefit. Probably Eskimos. Why trouble the great public with useful details? Sack the secretary after it flops.
  ,,   ,, 'Create a Christmas' - 10.30am to 12.30pm, Penistone Church. Crafts and games for the under-8s, at £3.50 per child. From library poster.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Grotto - Noon to 3pm and 5pm to 6pm, Hackett's Florists, next to The Arthouse Cafe, Church Street. Advanced bookings only, by calling 76 2241.
  ,,   ,, Carols and Christmas Lights - Carols 2.30pm to 4pm in the Market Barn at the Saturday Market.
Then at 4pm, the Christmas Lights Switch-on outside Penistone Church. Penistone Mayor Cllr Jonathan Cutts (with his grandson) will switch on the lights, watched by Santa and a heap of shivering ankle-biters. Thurlstone Brass Band will produce a suitable musical background. Penistone Round Table will bring Santa and his little helpers on a sleigh and rattle collection boxes (a reported £9,000 last year, but remember that RT donate generously to local charities). This event is traditionally the first Saturday of December. Definitely an afternoon for long johns and winter woollies. See also Penisone Town Council for the usual dearth of details.
  ,,   ,, Post-16 Annual Vocational Careers Fair - 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Penistone Grammar School. For students and parents/carers for years 11, 12 and 13. Explore Post-16 options and pathways to a wide range of careers. Introduced by PGS Principal, Jo Higgins. Penistone Grammar School.
  ,,   ,, Ladies' Christmas Night - 7pm, Birdsedge Village Hall. Pre-booked tickets only at £11 each (rapidly selling out). Poster shows four smartly-dressed men, whom one suspects might be disrobing at some point in the evening. From poster in Ingbirchworth.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Cawthorne Parish Church. Performed by Cawthorne Choral Society.
Sun 8th Annual Steam Festival - 11am, Wortley Top Forge. Craft stalls, steam train rides, blacksmithery demonstrations, Santa's grotto, museum and refreshments. Top Forge.
  ,,   ,, Tabletop Sale - 11.30am to 1.30pm, Penistone Sports Centre (old Drill Hall). To book a table, call 07526253100. In aid of 'Sporting Penistone'. From poster.
Mon 9th Christmas Carol Music Train - 7.49pm (to Sheffield), Penistone Railway Station. Music trains leave Huddersfield 7.18pm, leave Penistone station at 7.49pm, depart Sheffield at 8.41pm to return to Penistone at 9.25pm and Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Music, alc. drinks and stewards organised by Penistone Line Partnership. Also listed on Penline and confirmed on Facebook.
Weds 11th A Christmas Workday - From 10am to about 4.30pm, meet on the Trail at Hazlehead Bridge Station. Parking: If you can't arrive by sleigh, shanks' pony, or bicycle, and need to bring your car, please get in touch for advice about parking. What will we be doing? We'll be putting our gazebo up and celebrating the season with mince pies and other Christmas fare! In between, we'll be working hard to remove the last of the straggly Goat willow; trimming tree stumps so they are flush with the ground; and finally - if it's warm enough - sowing the remainder of the wild flower seeds. Four BMBC escapee volunteers, and Rupert Clamp of Wild Service, will be joining us for the day.
Everybody is welcome and you don't need to tell us you're coming. If you can only do part of the day, that's fine – but come in the morning if you’d like some cake. It's helpful if you can catch the introduction and safety talk at the beginning of the day. You will need warm clothes and gloves to protect your hands, and not mind getting dirty. It may be wet underfoot so make sure you wear wellies or sturdy, waterproof, boots - and it’s always a good idea to bring waterproofs. We do have tools, but you're welcome to bring your own bow saw or loppers (in good condition) if you prefer. Children are welcome, accompanied by an adult. You'll need to bring a packed lunch, but we will provide you with tea, coffee, fruit juice, biscuits in the morning and afternoon. Visit TPTcv or, if you have questions, call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
Thurs 12th Penistone Area Council - 10am, Council Chambers, Town Hall Building. The public may attend this meeting and may raise issues or offer their observations to the Area Council prior to the start of the meeting.
  ,,   ,, Christmas in the Dales (history talk) - Time not stated, Thurgoland Village Hall. A talk by Andrew Firth, organised by Thurgoland Local History Group (no obvious website). See Thurgo Council. I wonder why anyone advertises an event without giving the start time.
Fri 13th 'The Last Laugh Comedy Club' - Opens 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £12 TBC (usually 'Adults Only') in advance, call 76 7532. Toby Foster and his mates entertain the masses. Last Laugh, Penistone Paramount. From flyer.
Sat 14th Christmas Fayre - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, opposite the top of Ward Street. Stalls, raffles, tombolas, entertainment and more. All are welcome to help celebrate Christmas. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Gn MVC & Pen Ladies' Choir Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £7 includes refreshments, call Phil 01142 830 613 or Ann 76 4281. This is a choral concert by Millhouse Gn MVC and Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook), with guests Lucy Styles and Charlotte Hetherington. In aid of the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Trust. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Grand Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Paramount. Tickets: Circle £8, Stalls £7.30, no obvious concessions stated. With Skelmanthorpe Band and New Mill MVC. All proceeds to charity. What a shame these two concerts have clashed on the same day. Organised by Denby Dale & District Rotary Club. Shat Band, New Mill MVC, DD Rotary Club, Paramount.
  ,,   ,, 'AK47' - 9pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. Local band with two members who work at Longley Farm. Blacksmith's Arms and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Social & Quiz - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. £2.50 admission for non-members but free for Friends of Wortley Hall, who have organised this event. All are welcome. From 'Look Local' free newspaper.
Mon 16th Carols with Shepley Band - 7.30pm, The George, Upper Denby. From Ed Elliot's Christmas Guide, Barnsley Chronicle.
Tues 17th Carol Singing with Thurgoland Community Choir - 3.15pm, Penistone Library. Coffee and mince pies served. From Ed Elliot's Christmas Guide, Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 6.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. From Ed Elliot's Christmas Guide, Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs 19th Shepley Band Performance - 7pm at Ingbirchworth Christmas Tree. Shepley Band.
Sat 21st Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church. Admission fee not stated (must be free, then). Denby Dale Ladies' Choir and Shat MVC. From Ed Elliot's Christmas Guide, Barnsley Chronicle.
Sun 22nd 'Last Minute Christmas Market' - 9:30am to 4pm, Market Barn, Penistone. Featuring live music: Folkus, Emily Worton and Buskin' Buddies. Lots of stalls and gift ideas, Hog roast, licenced bar (Huntsman) with real ale, crépe stall and Santa. Organised by Penistone-based women’s clothing company, Tolson Court Fashions (FaceBook), who normally trade on the Market. Contact 07973 258 409 for more information. Announced via Facebook by TiP.
Weds 25th Christmas Day - Gather the family round for Christmas Dinner, prezzies and mulled ǝuıʍ. Listen to uncle's bad jokes and laugh at the wrong moments.
Thurs 26th Boxing Day Meet - 11am. The George Inn, Upper Denby. Rockwood Harriers (fox hunt gathering). "Tootle-oo and Tally - Ho!". R Harriers.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band (Short Christmas Performances) - 9.30am to Noon, gathering opposite St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone, 1pm to 2pm at Penistone Royal British Legion and from 2.30pm to 3.30pm at the White Hart. Thurlstone Brass Band
  ,,   ,, Carols by Candlelight - Evening (Times not stated), The White Hart, near Penistone Bridge. The excellent Denby Dale Ladies' Choir will provide the singing. The White Hart events list bundles it in with a £30 per head meal.
Fri 27th Live Irish Music - 8.30pm, at the Huntsman, Thurlstone. Grinah, ChrisDave, Pete, Martha and Tom play predominantly, Irish music. Come and enjoy the night. Tel. 764892 The Huntsman (Facebook Event)
Tues 31st New Year's Eve - Time to celebrate with fermented beverages in a local hostelries. 'Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot, etc.'

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