Penistone's Big 'What's On' for 2014

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Notable 2014 Events:

  • Dick Whittington - 30th Jan to 8th Feb., Paramount. By Penistone Theatre Group.
  • The PGS Time Capsule - Found in April, opened Sat 24th May.
  • Penistone 1 (The Gateway) - Opened in April.
  • QEII Recreation Ground - Conferred in April.
  • RBL 40th Anniversary - Penistone Royal British Legion moved in 1974.
  • New Thurlstone War Memorial - Inaugurated in May.
  • Tour de Yorkshire - 6th July. The big sporting event of the year, and in our area.
  • RBL Club Trip - Blackpool this year in July.
  • Great War Ceremony - Stottercliff Cemetery, August.
  • 'Comfort & Joy' (comedy by Mike Harding) September, by Penistone Theatre Group
  • Centenary of Penistone Town Hall and adjacent Masonic Hall - October.
  • 'Hairspray' - November production by Razzmatazz.

New for Penistone Town, 2014:

  • Penistone Info Centre - Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road (Map). 10am to 4pm, Thursdays and Fridays. Visitors to Penistone can find a wealth of local knowledge, guides, walks, maps, general information and more. Entirely run by volunteers.
  • Second-Hand Markets Tuesdays and roughly every second Sunday in the Market Barn. Traders £10 per 10-foot stall. Clear out the loft and set up a stall. For reservations and further details: Email or telephone 07858 213 233 or 07756 186 332.

What do you mean,
"There's nowt to do in Penistone"?

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See the Events Supplementary for regular weekly, monthly events and activities and the Intro page for previous years, disclaimer, etc.
More 'What's On' at Penistone's official website Visit Penistone. Penistone's Town Hall/Theatre events are at The Paramount, Call 76 7532.
The Mayor's itinerary is at Penistone Town Council. For events in the wider Barnsley area, see Barnsley Chronicle and PFM What's On.

January Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month 'Dick Whittington' by Penistone Theatre Group.
Weds 1st BH New Year's Day. Bank Holiday.
Fri 3rd Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Tea and biscuits provided. Blood
Mon 6th Back to School - for the schoolies. See BMBC School Dates.
Thurs 9th Enterprise Inns Open Day - Noon to 5pm, Escape Bar, 26 Burncross Road, Chapeltown, S35 1SF. Advertised on a banner outside the Spread Eagle with the line: 'Could you run a pub like this?'. Call 0800 953 0072 for more information. Enterprise Inns.
  ,,   ,, Bluegrass Night - 8.30pm to 11pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Bluegrass music with Aprille and the Shower (with friends), playing a range of classics in the 'Flat and Scroggs/Bill Monroe' style. Tel. 764892 The Huntsman and Facebook group.
Sat 11th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Meet on the Trans-Pennine Trail at the Eastfield Avenue access, Oxspring, for work between Penistone Station and Eastfield Avenue. Removing branches and small trees to make the Trail lighter. Also some general litter-picking and tidying, with TPTcv. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, Launch Event for 22 New Houses - 11am to 1pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Details of 22 new houses to be built near Saunderson Avenue (near the Leisure Centre, off Thurlstone Road), will be on show. Call Kathy on 0113 825 6019 or Mobile 07909 666 865.
Sun 12th First RBL Quiz Night of 2014 - 9pm, Royal Britrish Legion Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in by a member. Lots of fun and games, with Family Fortunes, General Knowledge and Music Quizzes, followed by 'Play Your Cards Right'. RBL
Weds 15th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Details and location to follow. (Oops, missed it!)
Usually: Lopping, chopping, and chatting; Litter-picking, Painting, and Polishing with TPTcv on the Trans-Pennine Trail. 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.
Thurs 16th PACT Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Open, public meeting for local residents to discuss local policing matters with those doing the job. From poster.
Fri 17th Poetry Evening - 7:30pm, The Arthouse Cafe, Church Street. All welcome. The Arthouse.
Sat 18th Spanish Street Food Cookery Workshop - 10.30am to 1pm, Penistone Grammar School. £18 each. Course tutor is Tim Harris-Jukes. To book a place, call Esther Parnham, 76 0871 at PGS, eparnham@barnsley.org. This item originally from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning & Dinner - 11.30am, Birdsedge Village Hall. By the Birdsedge community, Charity No. 1103537. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. A good opportunity to visit our Church and have a look round. Choice of: Soup & Roll, Shepherd's Pie/Vegetable Pie with seasonal vegetables, Selection of Sweets, Tea or Coffee. Raffle. All Welcome.
  ,,   ,, Legup Equestrian Dressage - Bromley Farm, Peafield Lane, Wortley. See Legup website for details.
Sun 19th George Borowski (live music) - 2pm, Bar-room, Cubley Hall. Free admission. George has worked with the Pixies, Meatloaf, The Waterboys, Bonnie Raitt and Radiohead. See Cubley Hall and Facebook.
Mon 20th Jewellery-making Course - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone Grammar School. Price not given. Five-week course at beginner or past experience level. Call Esther Parnham, 76 0871 at PGS, eparnham@barnsley.org.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). PTC's first meeting of the year. The public may attend and observe most of the meeting. They may also raise a point or two before the meeting starts, which will be minuted and possibly discussed by the Council at some point. PTC meetings are always on the third Monday of the month, except that there's no meeting in August. Penistone Town Council - and some further reading about local governance: DCLG, Accountability. Something else of academic interest, Openly Local.
  ,,   ,, Penistone & District Allotment Society Meeting - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall. All welcome. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
Tues 21st 'Therapeutic Gardens' - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. Admission £2.50 or free to 'Friends'. A talk by Gareth Chalfont, organised by the 'Friends of Wortley Hall Gardens'. 'All welcome'. Details from 'Look Local' freebie newspaper.
Fri 24th Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The ArtHouse Cafe, 3a Church Street, S36 6AR. Fee £10 for the two-hour class session. 'Life drawing class taught by British comic book artist Peter Doherty. Suitable for all ability levels, everyone is welcome. Basic materials are provided and refreshments are available to buy. As numbers are limited, please phone the cafe on 01226 805122 to reserve your place. We have regularly changing models (female and male)'. The Arthouse Cafe.
  ,,   ,, 'Area 9' (Live Band) - Doors open 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. £7 per ticket also includes a Pie & Peas supper. Call 01142 830 254 or 01142 888 074 for tickets, or pay on the door. Fund-raising concert for the community and Village Hall, with the help of Penistone Round Table.
  ,,   ,, Folk Night with 'Grinah' - 8.30pm to 11pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. 'Pete Hart on guitar, fiddle, mandola, even the occasional banjo and vocals, Martha Hart on vocals, Dave Markham on guitar, mandola, ukulele and vocals, Chris Barber on uilleann pipes, whistles and accordion and Tom Markham on percussion. They are a band called Grinah from Sheffield who play all sorts of music but are biased towards the Irish. Tel. 764892 The Huntsman and Facebook group.
Sat 25th Sabre (local rock band) - 9pm, Penistone Church FC, Church View Road. The boys are back!
Weds 29th Chocolate-Making for Saint Valentines Day - 4.30pm to 7pm, Penistone Grammar School. £20 per person for the course (over 14s only). Course tutor and artisan chocolatier is Libby Carl.
  ,,   ,, Tour de Yorkshire, Grand Meeting - 6pm to 8pm, Cubley Hall. This will be an important 'Business Workshop' for all involved in the event in July. Information about: Camping, Parking, Traffic Management, Policing, Waste Management, Publicity and Signage, Park & Ride, etc. An opportunity for landowners to discuss arrangements. See Barnsley Council's Tour de France site to download fact sheets, etc. Nearer the event, our local focus for information will be Visit Penistone. See the main Yorkshire Site.
Thurs 30th to
Sat 8th Feb
Dick Whittington - Mostly 7pm but Saturday 2pm, Sunday 1pm and 5pm, Penistone Paramount. Presented by Penistone Theatre Group with a very worthy cast from the area, guaranteeing a good show. Book early as tickets go quickly, either online or call 76 7532. Paramount.
Thurs 30th Ingbirchworth Housing Development, Public Exhibition - 3pm to 7pm, 'The Rag' (aka The Fountain Inn), Wellthorne Lane, Ingbirchworth, S36 7GL. See planning proposals for thirteen detached houses opposite the Fountain. Members of KeyLand Developments and Conroy Brook Developments will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback. Bradford-based KeyLand Developments (Company Check) is the property development business of the water contract operations company Kelda Group and a sister company to Yorkshire Water. Conroy Brook Developments (Company Check): 172 New Mill Rd, Holmfirth HD9 7AZ, Tel: 01484 667 777

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February Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month The only month with 'Brewery' in its name. Saint Valentine's Day will bring a little romance into the world.
Thurs 6th TCC Taster Evening - 7.30pm to 9pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. Thurgoland Community Choir invites you to come along and try singing in a choir. No experience necessary. Call 01226 370 331 or 01142 8300 613. The Choir was launched in 2012 (The Star). Poster did not give the location but 'Look Local' did.
Fri 7th Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. You will give "very nearly an armful" (quote from Tony Hancock comedy sketch). No vampires allowed. Tea and biscuits provided. Blood
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The ArtHouse Cafe, 3a Church Street, S36 6AR. Fee £10 for the two-hour session. 'Life drawing class taught by British comic book artist Peter Doherty. Suitable for all ability levels, everyone is welcome. Basic materials are provided and refreshments are available to buy. As numbers are limited, please phone the cafe on 01226 805122 to reserve your place. We have regularly changing models (female and male)'. The Arthouse Cafe.
Sat 8th Race Night - 6.30pm, St Aidan's church, Oxspring. In aid of St Saviour's church, Thurlstone, towards their fund for a new kitchen. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, George Borowski (Singer/songwriter/guitarist) - 8pm, Cubley Hall. Admission price not stated, if any. G Borowski.
Weds 12th to
Sat 15th
'Little Jack Horner and the Black Pearl of Tichibum' (pantomime) - Doors open 6.45pm for 7.15pm start, also 2.15pm start for the Saturday matinee, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets, Adults £6, Children £4, call 01142 888 485 or 0114 288 5037. Presented by Thurgoland Thespians, a community theatre group.
Weds 12th Thurlstone Community Group AGM - 6.30pm, Community Room, Thurlstone School. TCG Facebook.
Fri 14th Saint Valentine's Day. He was a Saint, not just plain 'Valentine'. Get some roses, a card and a box of chocs. And - the ring. Don't forget the ring.
Mon 17th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). The public may observe most of the meeting and they may raise a point or two before the meeting starts. Issues will be minuted and possibly discussed by the Council at some point. Five names having been put forward for a vacancy on the council (see the 'Elections' page). See the Parish and Town Council Charter (pdf) and Parish Council Toolkit (pdf). Penistone Town Council
Thurs 20th Penistone 4Networking (Business Meet-up Event) - 8am to 10am, Cubley Hall. £12 admission per person. A networking event where business people can make contacts over breakfast, with a fair amount of table-hopping. See their Tips page to get the idea. Penistone 4networking Event page.
  Tea Time Treats - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone Grammar School. Fee £18 includes materials, suitable for people over 14. Jacqui Marsden of Penistone Pies and Puddings will show you how to make teatime treats, scones and a Victoria sponge. Limited spaces, so please book. Call Esther Parnham on 76 0871.
  ,,   ,, Packhorse Days & Packhorse Ways - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. £2 Admission. Janet Niepokójczycka (for Thurgoland History Group) talks about the days when four hooves ruled the world, with reference to her own pack-horse journeys. Pack-saddles, loads, routes and bells are some of the aspects of this near-forgotten way of life. Janet is a seasonal Blue Badge guide in the Lake District and Scotland.
  ,,   ,, 'The Blues Band' - 7.30pm, Paramount. £22 admission. Penistone Paramount
Fri 21th Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The ArtHouse Cafe. £10 for the two-hour session. Details above, Friday 7th. The Arthouse Cafe.
Sat 22nd Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Prices not given. Soup & Roll, Poached Salmon or Chicken Casserole with veg, Sweets, Tea and Coffee. Raffle too. 'Everyone Welcome'. Penistone C of E.
Sun 23rd Barnsley History Day - 10am to 3pm, Town Hall, Barnsley. Stalls and displays from over forty local heritage groups and organisations, also entertainment, activities and talks (see link for itinerary), Of passing interest to us but we are supposed to be included in Barnsley's history displays. BMBC BHD Event page.
Mon 24th to
Sun 9th Mar
Fairtrade Fortnight - An annual national event in the campaign to support fair prices for overseas food producers. This year's theme is 'Make Bananas Fair' . Penistone's group is holding competitions, cooking, quizzes and 'tasters'. Penistone Town Council was awarded a 'Fairtrade Town' certificate at the January council meeting, renewing our town's status in their organisation. See Penistone Fair Trade and Fairtrade Foundation.
Mon 24th School Holiday - Until Friday 28th. See BMBC for School Dates.
Tues 25th Bicycle Maintenance Workshop - 5.30pm to 7.30pm, at 'It's For Hire' next to Julie's Cafe, Old Railway Sidings, off St Mary's Street Roundabout. Fee £15. This is an introduction to bicycle mechanics and how to adjust them correctly. They misleadingly give the address as St Mary's Street, which goes from WH Smith down via the roundabout, under the bridge, to finish at Talbot Road. Limited places, so booking is essential, call 07549 647 778 or 01226 805 255, email: cyclepenistone@hotmail.co.uk or info@cyclepenistone.org.uk. Link: Cycle Penistone. PDCP Registered Charity No: 1112840. From poster.
Weds 26th to
Sat 1st Mar
Café Brosse (Comedy Play) - 7.30pm, Shelley Village Hall. Admission £5, tickets from the Spar at Shelley, the Shepley newsagents or by calling 01484 609 358. This is a comedy by Jean McConnell, directed by Anthony Clifton and presented by The Pierrot Players of Shepley and Shelley. From poster.
Weds 26th TPTcv Workday - 10am to about 4.30pm, Meet on the Trans-Pennine Trail at Hazlehead Bridge Station. We will be dealing with all the cut wood which remains after preparation work for the picnic site here. All are welcome. Wear old clothes that you can get dirty; sturdy footwear and strong gardening gloves. 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 for more details and FAQs, or call Kate Dobson on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852. From website.
  ,,   ,, 'Capturing Life's Journey' - 11.30am, Buckingham Court, Green Lane (where?), S36 6BS. Free family education 'workshop' on methods of dealing with an aging parent or relative with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. It is billed as 'Day 2 of 4' without explanation. To attend, call 01226 391 010 or 01142 469 666. Organised by Home Instead Senior Care. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 6pm to 9pm, Cubley hall. Everything for the big day but the shotgun. Cubley Hall.
Fri 28th 'Qdos Creates' - 10am to 2.30pm, HoylandSwaine Village Hall. Free event of 'sounds, moves, words and laughter' for young 'uns 7yo and above. 'Bring is a packed lunch and plenty of energy'. Bookings, call 01226 327 022 or email info@qdoscreates.com. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, 'Headstart' Charity Night - Time not stated, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Charity Auction and entertainment by Simon Whitely (presumably a crooner) on behalf of 'Headstart4babies' (Reg. Ch. 1112256), the charity supporting local baby Summer's treatment. Karen and Helen of the RBL appreciate any donated items for the auction. Please note that non-members must be signed in by a current member and members must show their membership cards upon entry. RBL Club.

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March Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Penistone Farmers Market is returning this month, on the last Sunday of every month. Beware the Ides of March (Irish night in Thurlstone).
Sat 1st St David's Day Coffee Morning - 10am to 1pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Welsh Cakes, Leak & Potato Soup, Craft Stalls and Raffle. All welcome. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Spring into Action' - 10.30am to 3.30pm, St Aidan's Hall, Oxspring. This is the first of several public consultation events for Oxspring residents to share their thoughts about the Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan, which will be put to referendum in 2015. The event also encourages Oxspring residents to take photos of the village and bring them along. It is organised by Oxspring Parish Council's Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and Faceless Arts. See the O.N. Plan's website. From poster.
Tues 4th Shrove Tuesday - Also known as Pancake Day. The Co-op will has bottles of pancake mixture. Just add water and give the bottle a shake. Don't forget the maple syrup and lemon juice.
  ,,   ,, P.A.C.T. Meeting - 10am, Community Centre, Church Street. Public meeting to discuss local Police, nuisance and crime issues. Contact the Police by calling 101. Local Police. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 40th Anniversary of Penistone RBL Women's Section - British Legion Club. See their mini-exhibition showing photos and events from their forty years' history. Non-members must be signed in. RBL Club.
Weds 5th Ash Wednesday - First day of Lent. Ash Weds. Throw the burnt pancakes away.
Fri 7th 'Cycle Penistone' Opening - Noon to 2pm, the old railway sidings off St Mary's Street roundabout. Penistone Mayor Jonathan Cutts will officially open the cycle hire and repair centre. It is adjacent to the Trans-Pennine Trail and not actually on St Mary's Street as is usually billed but next to Julie's Café and 'It's for Hire'. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Women's World Day of Prayer - 2pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The ArtHouse Cafe, 3a Church Street, S36 6AR. Fee £10 for the two-hour session. 'Life drawing class taught by British comic book artist Peter Doherty. Suitable for all ability levels, everyone is welcome. Basic materials are provided and refreshments are available to buy. As numbers are limited, please phone the cafe on 01226 805122 to reserve your place. We have regularly changing models (female and male)'. The Arthouse Cafe.
  ,,   ,, Last Laugh Comedy Club - Doors open 7pm, Paramount. Tickets £12, adults only. All you favourite jokes, presented by Toby Foster, with Christian Reilly and Alison Smith.  Paramount.
  ,,   ,, Pennine Jazz - Probably starts around 8-9pm, Royal British Legion. Non-members must be signed in. RBL Club.
Sat 8th Fry-up Brunch - 10.30am to 1pm, St Aidan's Church Hall, Sheffield Road, Oxspring. Fry-up with tea or coffee £5 (£2.50 for children under 11years) or a Bacon Bap for £2.50. All welcome. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Mayors' Charity Concert - 7pm, Paramount. Tickets £5. That's Mayors in the plural - Penistone Mayor Cllr Jonathan Cutts and the Barnsley Mayor, together in great harmony. They will be entertained by a Band from the metropolis of Barnsley, a children's choir and Silkstone Common Primary School String Orchestra. See Penistone Paramount and Penistone Town Council.
Sun 9th St Patrick's Day Parade - 1pm, Huddersfield Town Centre. With two Irish bands: The Tulla Pipe Band from County Clare and The Shannon ceilidh group. St Pat's Parade. From poster.
Weds to Fri
12th to 14th
'Grease' - 7pm, Penistone Grammar School. Tickets by calling 76 2114 or from the school reception, price not stated. Presented by PGS students, who have been practising since the end of 2013. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Sat 15th Charity Car Wash - 9am to 2pm, Penistone Fire Station, Spring Vale. In aid of the Firefighters' charity. Also advice on safety matters. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Grand opening of 'Joanna Rose' Cake shop - Approx 10am, Springfield Mill, Denby Dale. Joanne makes specialist (and very impressive) cakes for weddings, etc. and runs occasional cake-decorating classes at the Arthouse Cafe. Her shop also has some delicious chocolate and truffle treats. See JR Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Jumble Sale - 11am, Crane Moor Chapel. Various stalls, including cakes and refreshments. Funds raised will go to the upkeep of St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Anyone wishing to donate jumble or bric-a-brac, call 01142 848 318, 01142 882 296 or 01142 883 563. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, St Patrick/Irish Social Evening - 7pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone (main road). Free admission but donations are encouraged for the St Saviour's Development Fund. An evening of Singing, Music, Sketches (with audience participation), Bites, Tea and Coffee. Bring your own beers and, of course, the Irish hat. This item from 'The Bridge' church magazine and a poster. Call Nora on 76 2973 for info or to say you are coming. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, Irish Evening - 8.30pm, The George, (Upper) Denby. With the Folk Band 'Gone to Pot'. Also drinks offers with Guinness, Jameson's and Baileys. The George (Facebook).
Mon 17th St Patrick's Day - We can all be a bit Oirish on this day. To be sure an' all. Begorrah.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council - 7pm, Town Hall (second door up). Local residents may observe most of the meeting and they will have the opportunity to raise a point or two (minuted) for a few minutes before the meeting starts. Other documents may be accessed using FoI Requests or visiting the office in the Community Centre. Pen TC
Thurs 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. They will catch up one day.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Area Council - 10am, Council Chambers, Penistone Town Hall. As with PTC meetings, the public may raise a point or two before the meeting starts and observe the meeting. Unlike the local council, their minutes appear on a timely basis. See Penistone Area Council (BMBC).
Sat 22nd Blubell Transplanting - From 10.30am, Stottercliff Cemetery. Meet on the approach road from the entrance on Manchester Road. Volunteers are invited by Penistone Friends of the Earth to help move bluebells in the cemetery which are at risk of being trampled or mown down and to re-plant them in the adjoining wild area, off the church walk lane. Please bring garden tools and gloves. From Look Local.
  ,,   ,, 35th Annual Celebrity Concert - 7.15pm, Paramount. Millhouse Green MVC with guests South Yorkshire Police Band (Facebook). Tickets: £7 Stalls and £8 Balcony, available from the Concert Secretary Phil Buckley - 01142 830 613 or on the door, if not sold out, call 76 7532. Paramount. From poster.
Sun 23rd Antique and Collectors' Fair - 10am to 3pm, Community Centre. Admission 50p. refreshments available. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club. From poster. A Facebook page says it starts 9am.
  ,,   ,, Penistone History Archive - The Neville Roebuck Room, Lower Hall, Community Centre. Admission 50p to the Antique and Collectors Fair (in the entry above). ' Why not call in to see us in the Archive Room. You will be made very welcome. Plus you can get bacon butties'. Facebook
  ,,   ,, Mayor's Charity Evening - 5.30pm for 6pm, Cinnamon Spice, Market Street. No details beyond that. This event raised more than £250 for the Mayor's charity, the Scouts and Guides. Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, Ukulele Open Mike Night - 7.30pm, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. 'Free entry and great beer'. Open microphone night for ukulele players, singers or anyone with a yearning like to perform in front of an audience. (Facebook Event). Organised by local folkster Chris McShane.
Mon 24th Oxspring Online (Internet Workshop) - 10.30am to 12.45pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. First of six weekly sessions organised by the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). All are welcome to come along and improve their knowledge. Laptops are available or you can bring your own.
Tues 25th Tour de France in Langsett (poster says 'in Barnsley', a zillion miles away) - 6pm to 8pm, Cubley Hall. Business networking event where event organisers and officials can discuss: Car parking, accommodation, camping, events, business opportunities, emergency services, access and the Barnsley festival.
Weds 26th 'Penistone Shopping Experience' - 6.30pm, Community Centre. The list of stalls is getting bigger: The Huntsman, Karen's CareCushions, Jenny the Card Lady, Chloe's Handmade Jewellery, Beadifferent, Andy's Accessories, Kalysto's, Ann Summers Party, My Sweet Tooth, Beau Tees, Stitch in Time, Your Secret Gourmet, Fruity Tipple, Milk Street Fine Cheeses, Usborne Books, Orchid Living, Cats & Co., Little Ones, Ionic Energy which, Tolson Fashions and Cheeky Monkeys. Fund-raiser for Bliss (Facebook). This is a charity for premature and underweight babies (Charity No 1002973). See the Facebook Event.
  ,,   ,, Charity Disco Night - Opens 7pm for 8pm start, Cubley Hall. Tickets £25 each include a buffet. In aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. (Charity No. 1076958). More info, call Tina 76 1610. Cubley Hall.
  ,,   ,, PFRPFR Presentation Evening - Juniors 7pm, Seniors 8pm, Restaurant area of Cubley Hall. The bar opens 6.30pm. All are welcome to Penistone Footpath Runners and Athletic Club's Presentation Evening to socialise and enjoy the members' achievements. The club was founded 1982 and has gone from strength to strength.
Senior presentations will be for the Winter Handicap, the 2013 Club Championship, new Club Records in 2013 and the prestigious Club Merit Award. PFR
Thurs 27th 'Safer Neighbourhood' Public Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Monthly public meeting to discuss local policing matters. Topics include: Anti-social behaviour, parking issues and dog fouling. From Poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Sabre' (Local rock band) - 9pm, The Lord Nelson, HoylandSwaine. The boys are back. From poster.
Sat 29th Craft and Gift Fayre - 1.30pm to 5.30pm, Community Centre. Free admission. Quality hand-made gifts, vintage cake stands, cards, pillows, personalised word art, baby/wedding gifts, jewellery, baked goods, wooden plaques, hand-made textiles, home wares, cake decorating workshop and much more. Also a raffle. All proceeds to Sands charity (Charity No. 299679). Poster does not declare the name of the organiser.
  ,,   ,, Concert and Spring Fair - Stalls open 1.30pm, Concert from 2.30pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church. Concert tickets £5 at the door. The concert will be performed by The Music Academy, Sheffield, which features talented young students from South Yorkshire. After the concert there will be refreshments available, including Cream Teas. Profits are in aid of the HoylandSwaine Parish Church. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Ready Steady Banana Cook (Recipe demonstrations) - 7pm to 9pm, Penistone Church. Tickets: Adults £4, children £1 (including refreshments), available on the door, from Clark's Chemist or Traidcraft in the Thursday Country Market in the Community Centre. BBC 'Masterchef' finalist, Janine Lishman-Peat and Mike Goodwin of Penistone Players will demonstrate recipes using Fairtrade bananas. The audience will judge the best one. From poster
  ,,   ,, Magical Melodies - From 7pm, St Aidan's Church Hall, Oxspring. Tickets: Adults £4, pensioners £3 and children £2, from Oxspring Post Office and Oxspring School. 'A showcase of our local talent', with a long list of names and the choir and musicians of Oxspring Primary School. Refreshments available. Fund-raiser for Oxspring School Community Gardens. More info, call 76 1153. From Look Local.
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'Confused & Senile' - The George, (Upper) Denby. An evening of lighthearted entertainment, tunes, songs and anecdotes! Arrive early to be sure of a seat. 'Everyone welcome, And if you play an instrument or have a little song, come along and share. The lads won't mind, and it'll mean they play less.' (Facebook)

Sun 30th Mother's Day and clocks go forward one hour.
  ,,   ,, Mother's Day Pie & Pea Walk - Departing 12.30pm, The George, (Upper) Denby. Pie, Peas & Roast Potatoes £5.00 per person. Steak or a Vegetarian Special. Please book any food by Saturday 29th March. The George (Facebook).
Mon 31st Oxspring Online (Internet Workshop) - 10.30am to 12.45pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Second of six weekly sessions organised by the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). All are welcome to come along and improve their knowledge. Laptops are available or you can bring your own. For more info, call 07730 876 872.

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April Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month All Fools Day, the Gateway Opening Ceremony, Tuby's Funfair (TBC), St George and the traditionally under-publicised Penistone Town Assembly. Also, the Royal British Legion's 40th Anniversary celebrating their move into their current, purpose-built venue.
Weds 2nd Penistone 1 Official Opening - 10am, Regent's Gardens Entrance, behind the Spread Eagle. With Barnsley Council Leader Sir Stephen Houghton CBE as guest of honour, with Penistone Mayor Cllr Jonathan Cutts. The Gateway is now called 'Penistone 1'. See Dransfield's Penistone Page and my Gateway page.
Thurs 3rd Penistone1 Open Day - 10am to 3pm, Regent's Gardens Entrance, behind the Spread Eagle. The Open Day is an opportunity for businesses to enquire about moving into the new development. For business enquiries, call Dave Hale on 01226 360 644. See Dransfield's Penistone Page and my Gateway page.
Fri 4th Easter Fayre - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home. All are welcome to do a bit of socialising and enjoy the stalls, raffles, tombolas and light refreshments. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The ArtHouse Cafe, 3a Church Street, S36 6AR. Fee £10 for the two-hour session. 'Life drawing class taught by British comic book artist Peter Doherty. Suitable for all ability levels, everyone is welcome. Basic materials are provided and refreshments are available to buy. As numbers are limited, please phone the cafe on 01226 805122 to reserve your place. We have regularly changing models (female and male)'. The Arthouse Cafe.
Sat 5th
Updated
'Step into Springtime' - 7.30pm, St Aidan's Church Hall, Oxspring. Tickets: £8 with Pie & Peas or £5 without, call 01226 282 107 or 01226 370 121. An evening of music and entertainment organised by Penistone Centre Stage Musicals, with a guest appearance by Penistone Players. No bar but you may bring your own 'falling down' fluids. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'The Rhythm Chaps' (Ceilidh Band) - Time not discovered, In the New School Hall, HoylandSwaine. Tickets £10, adults only, obtainable from 'Friends of HoylandSwaine School' committee and presumably at the door. Hot supper and bar available. Rhythm Chaps. Not well publicised.
Sun 6th Charity Bonanza - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre, Church Street. 'Small admission fee'. Always busy and 'bargains galore'. See Beryl's Bunnies stall among others. You can always find Beryl - she's the loud one. Take some bags with you. From poster and Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Seventies-Themed Quiz Night - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. This is one of the events to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the RBL club moving into its purpose-built building. 1970s-style fancy dress is optional for the night. Please note that non-members must be signed in by a current member. See also Saturday 12th. RBL Club.
Mon 7th Café Generation Opening - Time not given, Gateway, St Mary's Street. This brand-new café is run by Mother and daughter team Karen Waddington and Danniella Ghous and is set to provide home-cooked dishes using locally-sourced produce. Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Online (Internet Workshop) - 10.30am to 12.45pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Third of six weekly sessions organised by the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). All are welcome to come along and improve their knowledge. Laptops are available or you can bring your own. For more info, call 07730 876 872.
Weds 9th Fashion Show and Clothes Sale - 7pm for 7.30pm start, Community Centre. Admission £4, advance tickets by calling 76 4349 or 01484 865 021. High Street quality, bargain prices and all sizes. Clothes by SD Fashion Show Co. Ltd, Nottingham, payments can be made by credit/debit card or cash. All proceeds to Spring Vale Methodist Church.
Thurs - Mon
10th to 14th
Tuby's funfair - 6pm to 10pm on Thurs 10th, Fri 11th and Mon 14th. Also 2pm to 10pm on Sat 12th. Closed on Sunday. on Penistone Showground. Family fun from ducks to dodgems. Print the vouchers from their website for a £5 discount off rides. R Tuby.
Thurs 10th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Organised by St Mary's RC Church. From recycled poster.
Fri 11th Bowling Taster Day - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Bowling Club, next to DD Cricket Club. First of four tasters. Young and old can have a go at bowling. The club will lend bowls and give some instruction. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing. DDBC also welcomes experienced bowlers.
  ,,   ,, Penistone 'Mayoral Dinner' - 7pm for 7.30pm start, Cubley Hall. No details beyond that. From Penistone Town Council Agenda, 17th Feb.
Sat 12th to
Mon 14th
‘Grease’ (Musical) - 7pm, Penistone Grammar School amphitheatre, Huddersfield Road. Tickets: Adults: £6, Conc: £5. This school production aims to recreate the vibe of the musical which premiered on Broadway in 1972. It is described as: 'A groovy night of entertainment and fun! Everyone welcome.'
Sat 12th Abba Tribute and 70s Night - 9pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. This is part of the forty years' celebration of the club building being opened in 1972. Before that, it resided in part of what is now Clark's Chemist building (the old Cloth Hall) and access was from the ginnel. Members and visitors encouraged to dress appropriately for the 1970s and there will be 'good prizes' for the best efforts. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning - 10am, HoylandSwaine Church Hall. Tickets £2.50, available from the church or by calling 76 4206. Also a cake stall and a demonstration of Easter card-making. From Poster.
  ,,   ,, Choral Spring Concert - Time not stated, Cawthorne Parish Church. Admission price not stated. Cawthorne Choral Society presents their Spring Concert, starting with Pergolisi's 'Stabat Mater', followed by Beethoven's 'Mass in C'.
Mon 14th
to Thurs 24th
Nomination Period for the May Election - The Notice of BMBC Election (pdf) and Notice of EC Election (pdf) are both now live on BMBC website. The Nomination Packs are now available from Electoral Services, 2nd Floor, Barnsley Town Hall. The first briefing for potential Candidates and Agents is 5pm, Tues 15th April in the Council Chamber at Barnsley Town Hall. The EU and BMBC Election Day is Thursday, 22nd May. See BMBC Electoral Services, BMBC Constitution and Members' Allowances (pdf).
Mon 14th
to Fri 25th
Easter School Holiday - Two weeks off, return Monday 28th.
See BMBC School Dates.
Tues 15th Penistone Town Council - Annual Assembly - 7pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre. Penistone Town Council presents its balance sheet (but not the minutes from 2013) and listens to the Penistone electorate's concerns. This is the only public forum in town apart from the Barnsley Chronicle and Facebook. Pen Town Council website did not publicise this event.
 Thurs 17th
Penistone coat of arms
Dedication of the QEII Field in Trust - 10.30am, Plaque Unveiling by the children's play area, top of Penistone Showground. Fields in Trust representative Chris Copley with Penistone Mayor Cllr Jonathan Cutts and Barnsley Mayor Cllr Ken Richardson gave short speeches and unveiled a plaque in connection with the Fields in Trust award. Previous to this, Barnsley Council's cabinet signed a legal deed to make the area a 'Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field', which conferred protection on the recreational land 'forever'. Barnsley Council now has lost its the freedom to sell or use the field for any other purpose than for recreation and related activities. Previous activities such as Penistone Show, Bonfire Night, football and gymkhanas can continue as normal. On an historical note, Barnsley Council had in the past drawn up plans to build a housing estate on the land and a local nursery had previously nursed plans to build on the upper part. See Fields in Trust.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Area Council - 11.30am, Council Chambers, Penistone Town Hall. The public may observe the meeting and raise a point or two after the meeting. Minutes are published in a timely manner. See Penistone Area Council (BMBC).
  ,,   ,, Bingo Night - 6.30pm, Buckingham Care Home, off High Street (opposite the top of Ward Street). The poster says: 'You are invited to join us for our Bingo Night'. Also: 'Prizes to be won'. Pie & Peas and light refreshments will be available. More info by calling 76 2092. From poster.
Fri 18th BH Good Friday - Bank Holiday.
  ,,   ,, Good Friday Service - 10am, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. Followed at 11am by an open-air service for Churches Together.
  ,,   ,, Churches Together Open Air Service - 11am, by Cherrydale Chinese Take-away, High Street. The Procession of the Cross and Public Witness is on Penistone High Street, with the procession at 11.15am leading to Penistone Church. Scant details so far. Penistone Church.
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Penistone coat of arms
Good Friday 'Messy Church' and Penistone Mayor's Flour Ceremony - 10:00am, Penistone Church.
A family service in the church followed by the very old Penistone tradition of giving out bags of flour to the 'poor of the parish'. In 1559 William Turton (landowner of Denby) bequeathed a legacy of 'One Quarter of Rie to the Poor of the Parish of Penistone' every Good Friday. This is written on a large panel inside Penistone Church. Rye was originally given from the Church porch (probably by the vicar), then flour given by the Town Clerk from the Town Hall steps (later by the Mayor). After the 'Sensory Garden' was completed, it moved across the road to there, with the mayor doing the deed. It became the mayor's job after Penistone started having mayors in 1973. See Penistone Church. See my Customs page.
  ,,   ,, Bowling Taster Day - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Bowling Club, next to DD Cricket Club. Second of four tasters. Young and old can have a go at bowling. The club will lend bowls and give some instruction. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing. DDBC also welcomes experienced bowlers.
Sat 19th 'Get on Your Bike' - 10am to 3pm, Langsett Barn. No booking required. Family cycling fun: 'Self-led Easter Egg Hunt on Bikes'. Maps supplied and Langsett Barn will host a bicycle maintenance workshop and a 'Dr Bike' session. More details at Langsett Council. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Get on Your Bike' - 1.30pm, Langsett Barn Car Park. A guided circuit bike ride from Langsett to Bolsterstone, of about 12 miles including some hill-climbing. This ride is for competent riders only. To book a place and for more information, email: pete@bankviewcafe.co.uk . More details at Langsett Council. From poster.
Sun 20th Car Boot Sale - 8am to 1pm, Penistone Tesco Car Park. Stallholders pay £5 per car, £7 per van, booked on 07514 411 872. All proceeds to Diabetes UK, which is the 'Tesco charity of the year'. Tesco will add 20% to the total raised. From poster.
Mon 21st BH Easter Monday - Bank Holiday and the Queens's birthday.
Weds 23rd Saint George's Day - The national saint's day for England. Fly the George Cross for England. See the St George's Day website.
  ,,   ,, Antique and Collector's Fair - 10am to 3pm, Community Centre. Admission 50p. Home-made refreshments. In aid of Green Moor Sports Club.
Thurs 24th Closing Date - For Candidate nominations to BMBC and EU Elections. More details, see Thursday 22nd May.
Fri & Sat
25th, 26th
Tapas at Café Cremè - From 7pm, Café Cremè, High Street (opposite the Spar). This is a new direction for this popular café. This is a 'booking only' sampler for evening opening of the café, which they intend to do on a regular basis later on towards the end of each week. Café Cremè (Facebook).
Fri 25th Bowling Taster Day - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Bowling Club, next to DD Cricket Club. Third of four tasters. Young and old can have a go at bowling. The club will lend bowls and give some instruction. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing. DDBC also welcomes experienced bowlers.
  ,,   ,, Sixties Disco Night - White Heart, Bridge End. £14.95 per person inc supper. 'Don your skinny blue jeans, circular skirts, blue suede shoes and beehives. Then join us for a two-course supper, followed by disco until late.' Sixties menu with a White Heart American diner twist. Tel. 76 2843, White Heart.
Sat 26th RBL Spring Dance - 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Admission by ticket only, £5 each, call Derek on 76 7776 or Kevin on 76 1900. With sequence, ballroom and party dancing, raffle and spot prizes. Also a pie & pea supper with a vegetarian menu available. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Michael Bublé Tribute - Opens 7pm for 8pm start, Cubley Hall. Charity night includes a buffet and disco organised by something called McKenna Productions, which doesn't have a website or an explanation. Fund-raiser for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice (Charity No. 1076958).
Sun 27th Silkstone Spring Fair - 1pm to 4pm, Vicarage Lawn and Silkstone Church, Silkstone. This is a new event for 2014. Local organisations such as the Guides, Silkstone Twinning Group and Silkstone Heritage will have stalls. Call: Reverend Maureen Browell, Silkstone Vicarage on 01226 492 294.
  ,,   ,, Barbecue - From Noon, White Heart, near Penistone Bridge. Barbecued meat for the delectation of customers. White Heart
  ,,   ,, Community Memorial Service - 3pm, Green Moor Church. A service to remember people who have died, whether recently or at any other time. A candle will be lit for each person to be remembered. You can leave their name at the door, if you wish, and it will be read out. All are invited, whether church-goers or not. Service conducted by Rev. James H Grayson. From poster.
Mon 28th Oxspring Online (Internet Workshop) - 10.30am to 12.45pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Fourth of six weekly sessions organised by the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). All are welcome to come along and improve their knowledge. Laptops are available or you can bring your own. For more info, call 07730 876 872.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). PTC meets on the third Monday of each month except August but this one was moved to avoid Easter Monday. Local residents may observe most of the meeting and can raise a point or two before it starts. A new council member is welcomed to this meeting. The Barnsley Chronicle announced the successful candidate for December's vacancy as the well-regarded Mr Gordon Beever of HoylandSwaine, Chairman of Penistone Church Football Club and a Director in the building trade. He was not one of the five candidates (See the PTC page).

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May Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Making history at the Paramount/Town Hall, then it's 'Spaw Sunday' as our oldest local tradition dating back centuries on the first Sunday of May. Boundary Walks traditionally circumnavigate Oxspring, Penistone and Thurgoland around Rogationtide (Ascension Day, forty days after Easter). Also Holmfirth Film Festival.
Thurs 1st King Lear - Penistone Paramount. This is the first live show by the new satellite system using the new digital projection system. It will be beamed live from the National Theatre, London, as a landmark moment in our Town Hall-Theatre's history. Marking the Town Hall/theatre's centenary, there will be series of events from October this year until November 2015. Penistone Paramount
Fri 2nd
to Mon 5th
Barnsley Beer Festival - Noon to 11pm (Noon to 7pm on Monday), Elsecar Heritage Railway. Free admission at all times. Live music and around seventy Real Ales, with a theme of 'North-East' and 'Rare'. Also ciders and imported bottled lagers. Hot and cold food, soft drinks and snacks available. CAMRA tombola, local brewery T-shirts and a CAMRA membership stand. Not exactly 'in Barnsley' but neither is the Tour de Yorkshire. Catch 66 bus from Barnsley or 227 from Rotherham. Trains also run to Elsecar but the station is quite a distance from the Heritage Railway.
Fri 2nd Bowling Taster Day - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Bowling Club, next to DD Cricket Club. Fourth and last of four tasters. Young and old can have a go at bowling. The club will lend bowls and give some instruction. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing. DDBC also welcomes experienced bowlers.
Sat 3rd HoylandSwaine Arts Group AGM - 10.30am, HoylandSwaine Parish Church.
Sun 4th 'Spaw Sunday' - All day, Gunthwaite Spa (map). Take the off-smelling, sulphurous but healing spa waters in this very old tradition. Unfortunately, Thurlstone Brass Band can't make it this year. The spa waters are smelly but have been pronounced safe to drink by BMBC Environmental Health. They also have miraculous healing powers (including a baldness cure), if taken before noon. After that, it's just water. Somebody usually sets up a Tea, coffee and buns stall. Spa Sunday is always the first Sunday of May. (Not many people turned up). See the Customs page.
  ,,   ,, Artisan Fayre - 10.30am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. Lots of great local handcrafted produce from Pies to Pictures and Real Ales to Driftwood houses. Live music, hot/cold food vendors and real ale. Always worth a look. A Fayre, Facebook, Email.
  ,,   ,, War Memorial Dedication - 11am, Between Towngate and Manchester Road, Thurlstone. This is a community event for the new War Memorial in Thurlstone. A tea dance will follow at Thurlstone Primary School. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Mon 5th BH Mayday - 'Early May Bank Holiday' and a one-day school holiday.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Boundary Walk - Sets off 10am, Bridge Inn, Cote Lane, Thurgoland. Free to do. It is a nine-mile walk and Pie & Peas for walk completers (this detail from 2013). Wear stout shoes and suitable clothing. Dogs must be kept under control at all times. This walk is traditionally on the first Monday of May each year. See Thurgoland Parish Council for the walk details and Visit Penistone for walk maps.
  ,,   ,, H'Swaine 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
  ,,   ,, The Good Egg Band - This folk music band will be shuttling back and forth on the Penistone Line. Music trains depart Huddersfield at 7.18pm, calling at all stations to Sheffield, return from Sheffield at 8.41pm and arrive back at Huddersfield at 9.56pm. The return fare (Huddersfield to Sheffield) is £9.20 (January 2014). If you board at a station with a ticket office that is open, you must buy a ticket before you board the train, otherwise you pay on the train. All music trains have a Real Ale bar, supplied by Mallinson's Brewery. There is also a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Join the mailing list for music trains: penistoneline@gmail.com or ring Rowena on 07912 753817. Music Trains. Item stolen from Visit Penistone.
Weds, Thurs
7th and 8th
'Readings' for Penistone Theatre Group - The Shack, Bridge Street. This for an as yet (April) undecided production in September, with auditions following next week. It might be 'Fur Coat and No Knickers' or an alternative to be decided. Penistone Theatre Group is looking for actors and helpers: behind the scenes, back stage, props, costumes and more. Email: secretary@penistonetheatregroup.co.uk. See Pen Theatre Group.
Weds 7th WI 'Baton Relay' - 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Birds Edge Chapel. Admission £2.50 includes tea/coffee and cake. Tickets from Nancy Ward 01484 606608 or from local WI members (Birds Edge, Denby Dale, Cumberworth or Shepley). 'Baton handover at about 2pm'. Whatever this is, it commemorates the Hundredth Anniversary of the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI). With demonstrations and an exhibition of some sort.
Thurs 8th Fairtrade AGM - 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. The public are invited to attend. There will be the usual AGM stuff followed by an open discussion led by Gordon Unsworth. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Fri - Sun
9th - 11th
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, but announced so far: Martin Simpson and Fay Hield, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Wizz Jones and Tom Attah, The Monster Ceilidh Band. Holmfirth Folkfest.
Sat 10th Penistone Town Hall Centenary (The Paramount Theatre) - 10am to 2pm. The building will be 100 years old later this year, and the cinema’s management want to hear about your memories and anecdotes from years ago. Call 76 7532. (I went at 1pm and it wasn't open!) Penistone Paramount
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Spring Fair - 11.30am, Vicarage Lawn and inside the church, Silkstone. Stalls from local groups, which includes: Scouts, Guides, Cubs, CARE group, the Twinning Association, Neighbourhood Watch, British Legion, Fairtrade and schools. Also crafts and refreshments. Entertainment from Silkstone School Samba Band and activities for children. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Sun 11th 'Bee Walk' - 2pm, Skate Park, Penistone Showground. A walk of about 1½ Miles which takes in some meadow land. Everybody welcome. A bee expert will be on hand to answer questions. Organised by Friends of the Earth. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Songs of Praise - 2.30pm, Hade Edge Chapel Grounds. Hade Edge Band will accompany hymns, followed by tea in the chapel gardens. Hade Edge BB.
Mon 12th Oxspring Online (Internet Workshop) - 10.30am to 12.45pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Fifth of six weekly sessions organised by the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). All are welcome to come along and improve their knowledge. Laptops are available or you can bring your own. For more info, call 07730 876 872.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Parish Annual Assembly - 6.45pm, St Aidan's. This is intended for Oxspring residents only. Agenda:
1. Minutes and Matters Arising from the previous Assembly.
2. To receive the Accounts and various Reports of the Parish Council and Associated Village Bodies.
3. To receive observations by members of the Parish.
Dated this 13th day of April 2014. Cllr RI Goldthorpe, Chair of Oxspring Parish Council. Oxspring Parish Council makes good use of its website to announce the Annual Assembly, unlike another local council one could mention. It's not a bad website either. And, get this - they even tell you what documents are available and how to get them. Inspired and so democratic. Others could learn from this. The only thing that lets them down is an almost blank page on Council Meetings.
Fri 16th Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Tea and biscuits provided. Blood
  ,,   ,, Choral Evening - 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. Tickets: Adults £5, Children £2, available from Choir members, Thurgoland School, via Kath on 01226 370331 or by Email: thurgolandcommunitychoir@gmail.com. The Programme includes choral works such as 'Panis Angelicus', folk songs, songs from the musicals and even songs from Elvis Presley. This is a performance by Thurgoland Community Choir which was formed in 2012, with guest performers. The choir has currently about thirty regular members from the area. It welcomes new members of all ages and abilities from the Parish of Thurgoland and the surrounding area. TC Choir.
Fri, Sat
16th - 17th
'Let's Dance' - 7pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets: Circle - £10, Stalls - Adults £9, Children/OAPs £7.50, from the box office or call 76 7532. Performed by local dancers from Penistone's own dancing school, The Betty Chappelle Dance Centre. See The Paramount. From poster.
Fri to Sun
16th - 18th
Shepley Spring Festival - Shepley Village. Website says: 'Artists so far....Kate Rusby, Coope Boyes and Simpson 'In Flanders Fields', Demon Barbers XL, Brian Peters with Lucy Ward, James Findlay and Bella Hardy 'The Liberty to Choose' songs from the New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.' Lots of folksy music, beards and dancers. This event is not 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 very late. See Shepley Spring Festival (page load > 4MB because of graphics) and Facebook.
Weekend
17th - 18th
Denby Steam Rally - Upper Denby. This rekindles an old Denby tradition. Saturday is the main day with steam machines and steam-driven vehicles. Also on the day: 11.30am children's entertainment by Billy Bodkins, a 1.45pm Cessna fly-past and 2pm Shepley Band. Also stalls, live music, food, drink and an 'Artisan Fayre pop-up shop'. At 4.30pm, a convoy of steam vehicles will trundle along Falledge Lane to visit 'The Rag' in Ingbirchworth for a while before returning. Hank Muldoon will be playing outside the Rag about 8pm. The event organised by The George to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. See The George for more details, tel. 01484 86 1347.
  ,,   ,, Decorated House Event - (Upper) Denby. This revives and old tradition in Denby and is meant to coincide with the Steam Rally, above, which is also a very old tradition. More details at The George (Facebook).
Sat 17th Plant Sale - From 8am, Denby Dale memorial Car Park. Fund-raiser for Gilthwaites First School. From poster.
  ,,   ,, St Mary's Spring Fayre - 10am to 11.30am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Admission 50p, coffee and cake £1. This event is in aid of CAFOD and Christian Aid. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup & Roll, Sausage & Yorkshire Pudding or Beef Casserole and vegetables. Also tea, coffee and sweet choice. Raffle and everyone is welcome. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Gn MVC Concert - 7.30pm, Green Moor Chapel. Admission £6 includes Pie and Peas, but entry is 'Free to friends of the Choir'. So, tell them you're a big mate of the most timid-looking one and you're in. Millhouse Gn MVC.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Pensioners' Pie & Peas - Time not stated, St Aidan's hall, Oxspring. Oxspring Friends are inviting Oxspring residents over sixty to a get-together and a meal of Pie and Peas. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Sun 18th
Penistone coat of arms
Penistone Boundary Walk - 9am, Start and finish at Cubley Hall, where maps will also be available. £5 minimum sponsorship, as a charity event.
'Beating the Bounds' is an old British tradition held on Rogation Sunday (fifth Sunday after Easter). In the good old days, small children were walked around the parish boundary and received a few whacks at each boundary stone, to instill a permanent memory of the locations. Ours omits the beatings, as far as you know. This 16-mile walk (8-miles for those with sore bums, I mean legs) is way-marked but not marshalled. Visit Penistone has the maps of all the local boundary walks. Organised by Penistone Round Table's Ladies' Circle and Cubley Hall, whose charity is Barnsley Hospice and Penistone Girl Guides this year. Boundary Walk Email. See my customs page.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Crow Edge. In aid of the DP Community Centre. Refreshments available. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Langsett Arts & Rural Crafts Event - 10am to 4pm, Langsett Barn, Langsett. Craft stalls and demonstrations, interactive outside workshops, live music & dancing, rural skills and demonstrations in the woodland, sheep shearing, woollen crafts, live music and dancing. Organised by Langsett Parish Council in its lead-up to the ‘Tour De France’. Contact: enquiries@lazydaisys.co.uk or juliepdcp@hotmail.com. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Grenoside Sword Dancers 'Greno Départ' - 2pm and 3pm, Langsett Barn. traditional longsword team, as part of the Tour de France cultural festival. Langsett council are exemplary in their community role.
Mon - Weds
19th to 21st
Billy Smart's Circus - 7pm Monday, 4.45pm and 7.30pm Tuesday, 4.45pm, Wednesday on the Cattle Market Field, Holmfirth. Tickets: Rear Circle - Adult £12, Child £10; Side Circle - Adult £15, Child £12; Front Circle - Adult £18, Child £15; Deluxe Grandstand - Adult £20, Child £16; Ringside - Adult £26, Child £18. Tickets available from Holmfirth Tourist Information and on the field 10am to 8pm daily on the show dates. Okay, you've finally managed to get a ticket, now about the show. It is described by BSC thus: 'Amazing international artistes bring you a sensational mix of acrobatics, comedy, juggling, illusion and aerial feats. There are no animals and quality and innovation are at the top of the agenda for this sensational company of performers which includes a gravity-defying flying trapeze troupe.' No lions, then.
Mon 19th Oxspring Online (Internet Workshop) - 10.30am to 12.45pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Last of six weekly sessions organised by the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). All are welcome to come along and improve their knowledge. Laptops are available or you can bring your own. For more info, call 07730 876 872. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council AGM - 7pm, Council Chambers, Penistone Town Hall (two doors up from Paramount). 'Members of the public and press are cordially invited to attend'. Penistone Town Council. Local 'Community' Radio would not pubicise this event. As a direct consequence of this and other failures and refusals to publicise events of importance to the township (even when reminded) all pages about, and most links to, Penistone FM from this website have been removed.
Thurs 22nd Barnsley Council & European Parliament Elections - Polling booths throughout the borough. It has been moved to accommodate European Elections with Barnsley MBC elections. BMBC says that local government elections for Barnsley Council take place on the first Thursday in May, three years in every four. See some gathered info on the BMBC Election page and EU Results page.
  ,,   ,, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' (15) - 7pm prompt, Paramount. This is a live theatre event broadcast directly from London's National Theatre. The play was a big success on its first run in 2012. The Paramount, National Theatre.
  ,,   ,, Sabre's 50th Anniversary Concert - 8pm, The Sovereign, Near Shepley. This is a milestone anniversary for this local rock band, as they started at the Sovereign half a century ago. Sabre are going strong after all this time and still a great band. Their next gig after this will be at the Bowling Club, Saturday 5th July to keep the bicycle campers happy.
Fri to Fri
23rd to 30th
Holmfirth Film Festival - Mostly in the Picturedrome, Holmfirth. Another packed week of screenings and film-based events. Last year's event included Penistone Paramount. But not this year. Holmfirth Film Festival.
Fri 23rd Bingo, Pie & Peas - 6.30pm, Buckingham Care Home, off Penistone High Street (opposite top of Ward Street). Free admission but donations welcome. Everyone is welcome to come. Call 76 2092 for information or to show interest. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
Weekend
24th - 25th
'Pinkfields Festival' - Cuckold Carr Fm, Coach Gate Lane, Gunthwaite. Online tickets: Family £50, Weekend £22. New for 2014. Headline acts: A1, Amelia Lily and Big Bruvvas supported by a very long list. Also circus entertainers and Open Mike stage. Organised by the former Forrester's Arms landlord Andy Edmomdson and supported by Gunthwaite Parish Council in aid of the 'LGBT' (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-gender) movement. See Pinkfields, Email, Tel 07786 190 608. Details from Barnsley Chronicle. See also the Huddersfield Examiner article on this. (Not my cup of tea).
Sat 24th Time Capsule Opening - 10am, Sat 24th May, PGS Lecture Theatre. Everyone is invited to attend Penistone Grammar School's grand opening of this mysterious jar. The Barnsley Chronicle will run the story. PGS Archive (Facebook). From 'word of mouth', aka 'The Grapevine'.
Sun 25th Tabletop Sale - 10am to 1pm, Community Centre. This is to raise funds for a 'World Challenge' trip to Kenya.Many stalls for arts, crafts, 'Cheeky Monkey', Karen's Care Cushions, bric-a-brac will be on sale and refreshments with bacon sarnies will also be available. The idea is to raise money to allow PGS schoolie Carmen to go on a three-week mission in August to help rebuild a school in Kenya. To book a table at £5 each, call 07964 378 920. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, EU Election Results Announced - Yorkshire and Humberside, From Thurs 22nd May.
403,630 UK Independence Party, 380,189 Labour, 248,945 Conservatives, 102,282 Green Party, 81,108 Liberal Democrats, 24,158 Independence from Europe, 20,158 British National Party, 13,288 English Democrats, 3,807 No to Europe, Seats to: Jane Collins UKIP, Linda McAvan Lab, Tim Kirkhope Con, Anjad Bashir UKIP, Richard Corbett Lab and Mike Hookem UKIP.
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Postponed
The 'Tin Bath' Steam Train - Was to be on this date but has been moved to 2nd November at short notice. Departs from Sheffield 1.30pm-ish to go over Penistone's 29-arch Viaduct at around 2pm. Previous steam-hauled trains have sometimes several hours late. See the Tin Bath website.
Mon - Fri
26th to 30st
Local School Holidays this week. Return Monday 2nd July.
They need their rest, you know. See the Barnsley Council website.
Mon 26th Spring Bank Holiday - 'Late May Bank Holiday' - falls on the last Monday of May.
  ,,   ,, Spring Garden Fair - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall gardens. £2.50 admission. With plant nurseries exhibiting from throughout the UK. Wortley Hall.
Thurs 29th Le Grand Depart Trophy - Old Carnegie Library, Penistone Town Hall buildings. The trophy will be on show in the Penistone Information Hub on this day only. The Hub is located at the top end of the Town Hall buildings. See Visit Penistone's 'le Grand Depart' section. From 'Look Local'.
  ,,   ,, Sabre - 8.30pm, The Nelson, HoylandSwaine. Local rock band now in its fiftieth year and still going strong. Call Pete on 07913 679 666 for more info. From 'Look Local'.
Fri 30th England versus Peru Footie - 8pm. A good excuse to go to a pub or club to watch it in a good atmosphere.
Sat 31st Swan Lake - 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. The Vienna Festival Ballet will be doing their thing in their pink tutus. The ladies will also be in their costumery. The Paramount. From 'Look Local'.

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June Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month The main event is Penistone Parade Weekend. This follows on from the old days of the 'Penistone Feast' in June.
Sun 1st Summer Gift & Craft Market - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Free admission. 'Lots of wonderful stalls brimming with crafts, food and gifts, rides and games for the kiddies and a BBQ and beer tent for the adults – a perfect summers day out'. Wortley Hall.
Tues 3rd 'The Good Egg Band' - Music trains depart Huddersfield 7.18pm (calling at all stations to Sheffield) and return from Sheffield 8.41pm, to arrive back at Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Details on this one are a bit vague. It is advertised as a 'Yorkshire Dialect' event, without explanation. There is no bar on this event and the band will leave at Silkstone Common. Music trains are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership.
  ,,   ,, Theatrical Readings - 7.30pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. These will be followed by auditions in a few weeks for Penistone Centre Stage's production of 'When the Lights go on Again' in March 2015. There will be another reading on the tenth. For more details, call Lynn on 01226 76 4931. From 'Look Local'.
Fri 6th Rihanna and Beyonce Tribute Shows - From 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Denby. Tickets £12 on the night, £10 in advance, from Paul Schofield Butchers, Market Street, Penistone; The Dunkirk; Dale83 Car Dealers, Shepley; Denroyd Farm, Denby or by calling 07917 582 451. Under-16s not admitted. 'Fully carpeted venue with Licenced Bar, Stage and Dance Floor'. Denroyd Fm (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Friday Night Comedy - Gates Open at 7.30pm, Penistone Showground marquee (S36 6DW). Tickets: £12 from Penistone Paramount or online. (Usually over 18s only). Introduced by Toby Foster with all of your favourite jokes, featuring Brian Higgins, Johnny Pelham and Lloyd Langford. Penistone Gala
  ,,   ,, D-Day Anniversary Concert (streamed live) - 8pm, Penistone Paramount. Adults £15, £13 Conc and Stalls. Also £10 for RBL Members upon showing a valid membership card. This concert is live from the Royal Albert Hall (also on Radio 2). It features: Patrick Stewart, Katherine Jenkins, Beverly Knight, Dermot O'Leary, Jeremy Vine, Louise Minchin, The Military Wives Choir and Seth Lakeman. They are supported by The BBC Concert Orchestra and musicians from the Central Band of the RAF, the Royal Artillery Band and HM Royal Marines. Paramount. From poster.
Sat 7th
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Folk Festival - 1pm to 4pm, Penistone Showground marquee, S36 6DW. Free entry.
With local group Folkus, The Rafters' Ukulele Ensemble (Oxspring), Toby Burton, Crazy Heart, Libby Driscoll and The Fuller Family.
Refreshments, bar and toilets available.
Shame about the inclement weather.
In aid of Buckingham Care Home. Penistone Gala.
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Rock Concert - Gates open 7.30pm, Penistone Showground marquee, S36 6DW. Strictly over-18s only. Tickets: £8 advance, £10 on the gate, available from Green Kleens, Paul Schofield Butchers, Art House Café, Harrington's Butchers and Penistone Paramount. Online tickets are also available. Featuring: The Maestros and Bootleg 60s, with Area 9. This show gets fully booked.
Website says that there will be a bag search in operation, presumably to prevent bootlegging of these top-flight acts, or perhaps just out of curiosity. Bar, refreshments and toilets available. See Penistone Gala and the Round Table's Facebook.
Sun 8th
Penistone coat of arms
Penistone Mayor's Parade - Sets off Noon from Talbot Road. The route is along Market/High Street, Clarel Street, Bluebell Ave, Park Ave, back along High/Market Street to St Mary's Street roundabout and the Showground, for judging.
Penistone Mayor Cllr Marsh will lead a procession of bands, troupes and floats built by local organisations, businesses and schools. This year's theme is the 'Tour dé France', so we might expect Queen music, such as 'Fat Bottomed Girls' and 'Bicycle'. Also a parade of vintage and classic cars. This event is organised by Penistone Round Table and is always worth a visit, come rain or shine. Participants can download a Booking Form (pdf) from Penistone Town Council. See also Penistone Gala.
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Penistone Gala - Starts Noon, Penistone Showground, S36 6DW. Entry £3.50 adults, under 16s free. Tickets on the gate or from: Green Kleens, Paul Schofield Butchers, Art House Café, Harrington's Butchers and Penistone Paramount.
Lots of family fun, including: Stunt Team, Westgate Cheerleaders, Doncaster Scouts' Band, Artisan Fayre Pop-up Shop, Classic Cars, 'Save Penistone Leisure Centre' Shy Coconuts, Punch & Judy, Hawks & Falconry, Balloon Modelling, Face Painting, Go-Kart Party Bumper Cars, Bouncy Kids, Donkey Rides, Climbing Wall, More4Paws Dog Show, Penistone Guides and Brownies' Face-Painting stall, Bungee Trampolines, Fire Service Display Unit, Zorbing Balls (hard chairs provided) and Orienteering. Also stalls, sweets, music, bar, refreshments, Penistone FM, the usual stuff, etc.
Itinerary:
1pm - Falconry Display
2pm - Stannage International Stunt Team
2.45pm - Westgate Cheerleaders
3.45pm - Falconry Display
Doncaster Scout Band will play at 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the 'Starshade' gazebo. Details on Penistone Gala website, which is a huge 3.2MB pageload because of its re-scaled pictures (standards, webmaster!) See also the Parade Page on this website.
  ,,   ,, 150th Anniversary Pentecost 'Songs of Praise' - 3pm, High Green Methodist Church. Followed by a 'Bring your own' picnic. Refreshments available. From 'Look Local'.
Tues 10th Theatrical Readings - 7.30pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. These will be followed by auditions in a few weeks for Penistone Centre Stage's production of 'When the Lights go on Again' in March 2015. For more details, call Lynn on 01226 76 4931. From 'Look Local'.
Fri to Sun
13th to 15th
Centenary Flower Festival - Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Church. The theme is 'A Year in Church Life'. The church's stone-laying took place just over a century ago on 11th April 1913 and the first service was held in October 1914. See the History Timeline for more. Millhouse Green MVC will perform on Saturday at 7pm.
Fri 13th BMBC Penistone West Ward - 4pm. Last chance for nominations to fill BMBC's vacancy for Penistone West. This follows the death of the well-respected councillor Peter Starling in May. See Notice of Election (pdf download). A by-election will be on Thursday 10th July 2014. See BMBC Electoral Services..
Sat 14th
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Honley Show - 9am-ish (first events 10am), The Show Field, Honley (free shuttle bus from Honley village). Ticket prices Adult £9, Child £4, Family £22. Before the day Adult £7, Child £3. Lots of interest for all the family. This year's attractions also include - Woodhead Mountain Rescue Display Team, an interactive Falconry Display, Spring Agility, Huddersfield Youth Brass Band, Yorkshire Traction Honley Band, Honley Saxophone Choir, vintage tractors, vintage cars and willow modelling. General Enquiries, Email or call: 01484 661 072. Honley Show (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning - 11am to 1pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Book sale fund-raiser for the church. Also a cake stall. The church is making a big fund-raising push to have its bells restored. See Wortley Tower Bells Appeal. (Facebook).
Sun 15th to
Sat 21st
East Peak Outdoors Festival. - A free programme of walks to suit all abilities, aimed at celebrating the outstanding natural environment in South and West Yorkshire. Walks are in the following areas: Bradfield, Oughtibridge, Stocksbridge, Penistone, Denby Dale, Kirkburton, Skelmanthorpe and Clayton West. Info, contact: Karen Dennis on 01226 763201 or email karen@epip.org.uk. See Penistone EPIP.
Sun 15th HM Queen's Official Birthday today and Father's Day.
  ,,   ,, Pennine Tractor Road Run - Sets off at 10am (other things happening before then), Marsh Farm, Marsh Lane, Shepley, HD8 8AS. The Pennine Tractor Road Run has been going for over 10 years and has raised thousands of pounds for various charities. Around 80 to 100 tractors take part every year, running from Marsh Farm around a 25-mile circular route which varies each year. There will be other activities, refreshments and bar at Marsh Farm. Organised by Triford Motors. Contact 01484 609745, email: trifordmotors@btinternet.com. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Artisan Fayre - 10.30am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. Lots of great local handcrafted produce from Pies to Pictures and Real Ales to Driftwood houses. Live music, hot/cold food vendors and real ale. Always worth a look. A Fayre, Facebook, Email.
Mon 16th Penistone Town Council - 7pm, Council Chamber, Town Hall Building (two doors up from Paramount entrance). The local electorate may observe most of the meeting and may raise a point or two for ten minutes before the meeting starts. Penistone Town Council
Thurs 19th Barnsley Hospice 20 Years Celebration Day - 9am to 4pm, Hospice Shop, 3 High Street, Penistone. This marks the twentieth anniversary of Barnsley Hospice and is taking place in Penistone's busiest shop. With a Celebration Cake, Community Raffle, History of B Hospice, Patient Services Advice, Double Loyalty Stamps, Volunteer Recruitment and Freebies. Info, call 01226 370 495. Barnsley Hospice.
  ,,   ,, Crime and Safety Group - 7pm, Pendon House. Probably the same as 'PACT'. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Uruguay versus England (Football) - 8pm on TV in local pubs and clubs.
Fri 20th Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Tea and biscuits provided, after you provide 'Very nearly and armful' (Tony Hancock - 'The Blood Donor'). Blood
Sat 21st to
Fri 27th
Hoyland Swaine's First Arts Festival - To commemorate the completion of the Roddam Project mural restoration work in the church and to bring all the offshoot activities and groups together in a vibrant week of displays, entertainment, music, fairs, exhibitions, talks and refreshments with something for everyone. H'Swaine Arts.
Sat 21st Penistone Church Annual Gift Day - 10am, Penistone Church. The Penistone community is invited to come along, clutching their bulging gift envelopes. The flier says: 'Come and see: Raffle, Book Stall, Bric-a-brac, Silent Auction, Cake Stall and Climb the Tower'. The PGS Time Capsule will also be on show along with other memorabilia from the school's long history, which it shares with Penistone Church where it started in 1392. Refreshments are available and lunches between 11.30am and 1.30pm.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green Village Fete - 2pm, Millhouse Institute. Bouncy Castles, Face-painting, Games, Music, Refreshemnets, Stalls and a Raffle. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Midsummer Concert - 7.30pm, All Saints' Church, Cawthorne. Tickets £10 (inc. glass of wine), available from Cawthorne Post Office, Cawthorne Village Store, John Walker (01226 790530) or on the door. This is a concert by The Manchester Chorale and will Include music by Chilcott, Whitacre, Gjeilo, Holst, Chydenius, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. The concert is in aid of Church Funds. See Cawthorne.
Sun 22nd Car Boot Sale - 9am to 1pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Road. This is a fund-raiser towards refurbishing PCFC's kitchen and toilet.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, off the A616, Crowedge. Refreshments available. Good parking. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Family Charity Fun Day - Starts 10am, Playing Field by Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Boundary walk tickets £2 includes a bacon sandwich. Marking Kris King's return from his round-Britain bike and running marathon to raise funds for the HDA (Huntington Disease Association). A fun-filled day includes a dog show for people to bring their dogs to. A boundary walk starts at 10am (not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs), folowed by a children's talent show and tombola. Oxspring Parish Council has an information stall from the Steering Committee. Also an evening festival of local bands for you to dance into the night. See Just Giving, Waggon & Horses, Coast Hunting.
  ,,   ,, LAMfest Radio Ham Rally - 10am to 4.30pm, Elsecar Heritage Centre. Admission fee is not stated but probably about £3, with a ticket draw. Organised by LAM Communications (Facebook) Hoyland Common. This popular event is close to the Heritage Railway and a variety of shop units. For info or traders, call 01226 361 700.
  ,,   ,, Family Charity Fun Day - Noon to 4pm, Market Barn. Free event with entertainment provided by: Busking Buddies, Toby Burton, Penistone Theatre Group, Tae Kwondo, One Man Down Band, Thurlstone Brass Band and Kathryn Mountain (Classical Singist). Bar provided by the Spread Eagle. The partially-obscured poster says it was organised by Tesco with Penistone FM (so we might get some live music on-air). The charity is for Diabetes.
  ,,   ,, Denby Dale Ladies' Choir, Summer Concert - 7.30pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church. DDLC will be accompanied by Hade Edge Jazz Band. See DDLC.
Weds 25th Trans-Pennine Trail Workday - Meet 10am, Hazlehead Bridge Station: access from A616. Due to the resurfacing, this is closed to the public, so please try to arrive punctually so you can be signed in. Working at the 'Magic Wood', five minutes west of Hazlehead Bridge Station. Continuing with work begun previously: creating a maze of paths through the Silver birch saplings, with associated habitat barriers and hedging, and removing hazards such as stumps and sharp twigs at eye-height. Make sure you wear: sturdy footwear, old clothes that you don't mind getting damaged - including long trousers to protect your legs from nettles and brambles - and gloves that will protect your hands. Parking: Please walk or cycle to the site if you can; if you can't avoid bringing your car, please contact us for advice about parking. Please note that car access is only possible via the A616. See T-P T Conservation Volunteers for more details and other workdays.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Gala Meeting - 6,30pm, Community Room, Thurlstone School. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group. Very short notice ad on Facebook says: 'If anyone wants a stall (we still have a couple of spaces left) to donate any tombola or raffle prices buy any raffle tickets from us or wishes to help/give input etc we will be there until around eight-ish' (TCG Facebook)
Fri & Sat
27th to 28th
Art Exhibition and Craft Market - Shelley Emmanuel Parish Church (HD8 8LH) and Shelley Village Hall. A biennial event which alternates with Shelley Garden Festival. The exhibition displays paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewellery and textiles of local artists. To exhibit, contact Lorna on 01484 609032 or e-mail lornashelmac@hotmail.com. For a craft market stall, contact Ann on 01484 604486 or ann@priestmanj.freeserve.co.uk. From Shelley Times.
Sat 28th Armed Forces Day - Website
  ,,   ,, Scarecrow Trail - 11am to 4pm, Methodist Chapel, Millhouse Green. Entries £1 a sheet from the Chapel, family teams welcome. Prize Draw for the winning entry. Come any time between 11am and 4pm, to walk around Millhouse Green and find the scarecrows. This year's theme is characters from children's books. Stalls and refreshments in the Chapel. Scarecrow builders, call Cherry on 76 5441. Organised by Thurlstone and Millhouse Green W.I. Details from belated poster.
  ,,   ,, Hoyland Swaine Victorian Fayre - 1pm to 4pm, Hoyland Swaine Primary School. Punch & Judy, Barnsley Model Railway Club, (unspecified) Musical Performance, Nail-making Play performed by the H'Swaine children, Traditional Games, Cricket, Children's Stalls and Refreshments. Hoylandswaine Arts.
  ,,   ,, Scholes Village Gala - Near Holmfirth. They don't do a lot but Hade Edge Band will be there to to rouse the masses.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Summer Féte - 1pm to 4pm, Village Green, Cawthorne. Climbing wall, the Owl Man, Cawthorne Band, Marie Penrose Dancers, Punch & Judy, Giant slide, Penistone FM, Fire engine BBQ, Stalls and Refreshments. Cawthorne Village website.
  ,,   ,, Oughtibridge Village Gala - 1pm, Oughtibridge. Lots of family fun. Oughti Gala.
  ,,   ,, Sheffield Folk Chorale - 7.30pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Tickets £7.00 with refreshments included, call the Church Bell Ringers on: 07851 727 306. Featuring traditional folk music and newly written songs from other countries, times and cultures. Sung in four part harmony the choir has a wide-ranging repertoire. The church is making a big fund-raising push to have its bells restored. See Wortley Tower Bells Appeal, a name with a nice ring to it. (Facebook).
Sun 29th Hepworth Dryad (race on foot) - 10am start, Foster Place, Hepworth village. Entry Fees: Club runners £10, Unattached and all on-the-day runners £12. Minimum age is 16. Trophies will be awarded at the end. This is a five mile, multi-terrain run for Hepworth Feast weekend. Hepworth Dryad.
  ,,   ,, Artisan Fayre - 10.30am to 4pm, Penistone Market Barn. Quality, handmade art and craft gifts and locally-sourced food produce. Food and refreshments available. A Fayre, Facebook, Email.
  ,,   ,, Penistone 10km Race (runners) - 11am, Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Road, S36 6AT (grid ref 249031). Advance entry fees: £10 members, £12 unattached. Closing Date for pre-entries: 22nd June. Add £2 for later or on the day. 15 years and older only. Under 18s need a guardian signature on the registration form. The race is run on roads and the Trans-Pennine Trail and includes the South Yorkshire County Athletics Association 10K Road Championship. It used to be on Show Day in September in the good old days. Race HQ, registration, start and finish at PCFC, which has car parking, toilets, changing facilities and clubhouse bar. See PFR for registration form.
  ,,   ,, 'The Great British Summer Craft Fayre' - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road. Free admission and all are welcome. Hand-made crafts and other stalls for food, art, ceramics, jewellery, cards, wood, textiles, garden/home decorations, accessories and children's clothing. Penistone Grammar School.
  ,,   ,, 17th Annual Vintage Vehicle Rally - Noon to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Admission: £3.50 adults, 50p children, car parking free. Vintage cars, classic motorbikes and other vintage vehicles along with a bouncy castle and other children's activities. Brass band music will entertain the crowd. If the weather is right, a model flying club will also be there. This event is organised by Wortley Rotary Club. See Wortley Hall.
Mon 30th Hepworth Feast - Hepworth Village. This will involve a procession from Hepworth to Scholes and back again. Hade Edge Band will play at 2pm and 6pm, which might be the procession times. Local schoolchildren are given a tea after the procession and can take part in races at the Recreation Ground in the evening. This event has an interesting history (according to Wikipedia). Hepworth was the most northerly part of the country to suffer from the Great Plague of 1665-1666. Thirteen trees were planted to remember the thirteen people who died of the plague. The end of the plague is still commemorated on the last Monday of June every year with Hepworth Feast. See the Wikipedia and Calendar Customs. Hepworth Band.
  ,,   ,, 'The Pathfinders' - Music trains depart Huddersfield 7.18pm (calling at all stations to Sheffield) and return from Sheffield 8.41pm, to arrive back at Huddersfield at 9.56pm. This band does music from the 1950s and 1960s. Most music trains have a Real Ale bar, supplied by Mallinson's Brewery. There is also a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Join the mailing list for music trains: penistoneline@gmail.com or ring Rowena on 07912 753817. Music Trains.

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July Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month The start of July will be dominated by the great bike race 'Le Tour de Yorkshire'. Also, July is the third anniversary of Penistone's £multi-million Market Barn and the traditional month for Festivals, Galas and Carnivals.
Tues 1st -
Tues 15th
'Celebration of Life' Art Exhibition - Penistone Church. This is to mark the 20th anniversary of Barnsley Hospice, which has a very popular shop on Penistone High Street. No further details have been given.
Tues 1st Presentation to Yorkshire Air Ambulance - 7pm, The George Inn, Upper Denby. This is to present YAA with a cheque for £6,462 which was raised at the recent Steam Rally. The George (Facebook).
Weds 2nd Trans-Pennine Trail Workday - Meet 10am, Details later. This is a tidy-up of the trail ready for Tour de France visitors. Make sure you wear: sturdy footwear, old clothes that you don't mind getting damaged - including long trousers to protect your legs from nettles and brambles - and gloves that will protect your hands. See T-P T Conservation Volunteers for more details and other workdays.
  ,,   ,, Cream Teas - 2pm to 4pm, Spring Vale Church, opposite the school. The church ladies invite you to bring your friends along and enjoy the afternoon. On behalf of Christian Aid. From poster.
Thurs - Sun
3rd to 6th
Langsett Hub Festival - Flouch Roundabout. Follow signs from Lee Lane, Millhouse Green or signs from the A628, details on Langsett Hub.
Thurs - Sun: Artisan Fayre Pop-up Shop, Information Centre and Beer Festival. Beerfest tickets £5 include two free drinks.
Sat - Sun: Live Bands from noon (See Langsett Hub). Tickets £10 from Look Local Office, Stocksbridge; Wykes Butchers, Darton; Cycle Penistone next to Julie's Cafe, Penistone; Bank View Café, Langsett and on-line from Langsetthub.com. See also Artisan Fayre, Artisan Fayre Facebook.
Fri 4th Oxspring Annual Duck Race and Summer Fayre - Yellow Rubber Ducks bobbing down the Don at 6pm, from Bower Dell, Oxspring. Raffle tickets are available from the Primary School, PTA members and the Spread Eagle for £1 each. Top prize is £150. Barbecue, games, stalls and delicious snacks. This is a fund-raiser for Oxspring Primary School.
  ,,   ,, Charity Golf Day - Time not given, Stocksbridge Golf Club. Organised by Bolsterstone MVC in aid of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. Sponsored by Bradfield Brewery.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - Evening, RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Please note that non-members must be signed in by a current member. The poster says: 'See this band before their care home realises that they are missing.' Bus Pass Buskers, RBL.
Weekend
5th and 6th
Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival - 10am to 5pm both days, Holmfirth. This event has been re-scheduled from its usual date in August to coincide with the bike race. Local and regional food and drink stalls, open air bar and food court, arts and crafts market, cookery demonstrations with tasters and (probably) behind-the-scenes tours of The Nook Brewery. Also street entertainment and live music on both days. In 2013, kids enjoyed free activity workshops and children's entertainment. See Holmfirth Events for better info than the official website Holmfirth F&D Fest, which is still in 2013.
Sat 5th Thurlstone Village Gala - 1pm to 4pm, St Saviour's Church, off Manchester Road. Penistone Children's Choir open the event and Thurlstone Brass Band is hoped to be there. Top raffle prize is £50, with whisky, champagne and other prizes on offer for a mere £1 a ticket, drawn at 4pm. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Chase - 3pm, Thurlstone Sports Field. Register at St Saviour's church. This is a 'BS Category' fell race (get a nose-peg): Four miles with 801 feet of ascent. Penistone Footpath Runners and Athletic Club was formed in 1982 and continues to grow. The presentation will also be at St Saviour's, where runners may have a cold pint served by Andy Plummer of the Huntsman. See PFR.
  ,,   ,, 'Sabre' The 'White Bicycle Tour' (Penistone's Rock & Roll Band) - 8.30pm, The Bowling Club, Penistone. Top side of Tesco next to Penistone Showground. All are welcome, including Tour de France campers from the Showground. The Clubhouse has a licenced bar and toilets and is likely to have something like a barbecue or hot dog stand outside. Come and join in the fun.
Sun 6th Tour de Yorkshire. The big international Tour de France bike race came to the very fringes of our area (also known as - 'In Barnsley'). A Penistone Information Hub, opened in the Town Hall building and special section arrived in Visit Penistone and Langsett Hub for accommodation, camping, etc. See Le Tour Yorkshire. Some notes:
  • Where to stay in Yorkshire, for camping, hotels, B&B, Self-catering and other categories.
  • Accommodation at The Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green, call 01226 76 2211.
  • Camping and parking on Penistone Showground, close to the town centre. Call Paula Clegg, 07752 635304.
    See Penistone Show Tour de France site.
  • All-day parking from 8am at Penistone Grammar School for £5.
  • Sabre (local rock band) - 8.30pm, Sat 5th July, Penistone Bowling Club by the Penistone Showground camp site.
  • Artisan Fayre 'pop-up shop' marquee at Langsett (See Langsett Hub).
  • Camping at Penistone Church Football Club, with clubhouse facilities, toilets and socialising. £30/night + Booking Fee.
  • Camping in a field off Lee Lane, Hazlehead. Alleged to be £50/night.
  • Fri 4th - Mon 7th, Catering, Entertainment and Camping available in Birdsedge. See Birdsedge Village
  • Camping at Springfield Farm, Birdsedge. See Birdsedge Village.
  • Thurlstone Brass Band and other bands are likely to play at the Waggon & Horses, Langsett.
  • Parallel walking route, download Stocksbridge Walkers guide. Catch the 23 bus from Penistone, Thurgoland or Wortley.
  • Camping at Holme Moss but some rip-offs at up to £250 for two nights. See Huddersfield Examiner article.
  • Langsett is in the Penistone area but the Holme Moss climb is in the Kirklees Council area.
Mon 7th Neon Night Registration - Last date to registered for the Ladies' Neon Night, see Saturday 19th July below.
Thurs 10th Penistone West By-Election - This is to fill the vacancy created by the untimely death of Cllr Peter Starling. See the BMBC Elections page.
See also the official Statement of Persons Nominated (pdf file) from the Barnsley Council Electoral Services website.
  ,,   ,, PACT Meeting - 6pm, Pendon House. Public meeting to discuss local policing matters. PACT Schedule & Penistone Cop Shop.
Fri - Sat
11th & 12th
Huddersfield Caribbean Carnival - Friday's Carnival Royale Show decides who will lead the big parade on Saturday. Parade starts 1pm, Sat. 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 Huddersfield Mayor's Parade. St George's Square is also a good location towards the end. Hudds Carnival.
Sat 12th 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. Evening event from 7pm has a bar with real ale and live music. See BV Festival for more details or call 01484 604 289.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Lunch - Noon, Penistone Church. Soup, Ham Salad or Meat Pie, followed by a sweet. Tea and Coffee available. Proceeds towards the upkeep of the Church.
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield Caribbean Parade and Carnival - 1pm, Streets of Huddersfield. St George's Square by the Railway Station is the stage focal point and very convenient for travellers from Penistone. Lots of bright costumes, drumming, loud music, fun and great excitement. Highly recommended. Huddersfield Carnival.
  ,,   ,, 'An Evening in Concert' - 7.15pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets £6 include refreshments, from A Coles (76 4281), Church Members or on the door. This is a choral evening performed by Penistone Ladies' Choir. All proceeds to the Church Development Fund. Facebook
  ,,   ,, Choral Summer Concert - 7.30pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Admission price not stated. Cawthorne Choral Society presents a musical journey across America, 'From Sea to Shining Sea'. Price still not given in the Barnsley Chronicle announcement.
Sun 13th Shelley Village Gala - Shelley First School. More details will appear later in Shelley Times.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Annual Fun Day - Parade starts at 1.30pm, led by Hathersage Brass Band. It will have a Carnival theme. The Barnsley Chronicle does not give the gala location but it is assumed to be in the Village Hall grounds. With barbecue, bar, stalls and games. Charitably-minded entertainers (who don't want paying) are invited to come along. Please contact Margaret Denton on 01142 885 037. Thurgoland.
Tues 15th PAS Open Evening ('Show me the Show') - 5.30pm to 8.30pm, White Heart, by Penistone Bridge. Penistone Agricultural Society invites the public to discover the history of and the work which goes into Penistone Agricultural Show. See Saturday 13th September.
Weds 16th 'The Stories Behind the Names' (Book Launch) - 7pm, Penistone Church. J & R Dyson with Penistone Archive Group (Penistone History Society) have produced a book costing £10 which looks into the lives and times of 57 servicemen on Penistone War Memorial and eight others who were killed during the First World War. It included letters from the trenches, details of various people who won medals and other interesting facts. All are welcome to the launch in the Church and please come along with friends, family etc. The History Society meets 2pm every Wednesday in the winter months, starting in September. (Facebook)
Weekend
19th & 20th
Penistone Literary Festival 'Penlit' - Various Event Times, Penistone Community Centre, Church St, Penistone. This opens 10am on Saturday, see their website for details. A packed programme of events throughout each day at various prices, with some events free. Featuring: Simon Armitage, Milly Johnson and Gillian Tyler, with local authors, poets, children’s events, writing workshops, new books and a vintage tea room. Email: penlit2014@gmail.com. See Penlit (Facebook) and the Events List at Visit Penistone.
Sat 19th to
Sun 27th
HoylandSwaine Village Festival - HoylandSwaine Church. This is the very first of its kind for the 'Swaine' and includes Millhouse Green MVC (7pm Sat.) and a Garden Party. 'It is hoped to attract people into the village for events, including: a Victorian Fair, an art exhibition, a scarecrow trail, well dressing, cricket matches and a marathon relay, real-ale tasting, bell-ringing, talks and musical concerts in the week leading up to Sunday 27th July, when a procession will follow a newly-created community banner to the church, for the unveiling of the mural and dedication of a new altar frontal by the Bishop.' That's a very long sentence. See Hoyland Swaine Arts.
Sat 19th Car Boot Sale and Classic Car Show - 10am, Crowedge Parish Centre. Admission £5. Refreshments available. Organised by Dunford Parish Association.
  ,,   ,, Craft Fair - Noon to 3pm, Silkstone Common Methodist Church. Stalls, crafts and Refreshments. In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. SC Meth Church
  ,,   ,, Family Fun Day and Raft Race - First heat 12.30pm, Underbank Reservoir. Barbecue, bouncy kids, stalls, 'Leap of Faith', archery, climbing wall, face painting and more. Also a 'Design your Raft' competition for children, although it isn't clear if the little darlings might be set adrift on the winning one. To enter the raft race, you need a team of six to eight people (who must be all over 16), a completed entry form and £120 per team in your soon-to-be-soaking-wet hand. Email: admin@stocksbridgesic.co.uk.
  ,,   ,, Ceilidh - 7pm, Penistone Market Barn. Admission: Adults £10, Children under ten y.o. £5. Barbeque supper included. Tickets available from Penistone Arthouse Cafe, The George at Denby, Shat Post Office, Londis Denby Dale and online via Penistone Artisan Fayre. Also by phone: 07541 995 516. This will have a live band and a bar. A Fayre, Facebook, Email.
  ,,   ,, 'Neon Night Out' (Ladies' Evening Charity Walk and Disco) - 8pm start, Barnsley Metrodome. Register before 7th July, sponsored walker £15, non-sponsored walker £20. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. This is an event for ladies only to raise funds for Barnsley Hospice and might be best enjoyed as a group entry. It starts with a fully-marshalled, six-mile walk and is expected to take a couple of hours. More for those taking it steady. It is followed by a disco and licensed bar to midnight, with bacon butties (vegetarian option too). Download a Registration Form or call in at the Hospice Shop, Penistone High Street for details.
Sun - Sat
20th to 26th

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 (unspecified charity). A commission of 20% on sales is charged for the event. Holmfirth Artweek. Enquiries: 01484 689 464, Email: info@holmfirthartweek.net, Twitter. Their website is still talking about 2012. Date confirmed but details from last year. Exhibitors look here.
Mon 21st Third Anniversary of Penistone Market Barn. Penistone's multi-million pound Market Cruck Barn was opened in 2011 to wild crowds, drums, streamers, loud music and much merriment. Sorry, that should have read: 'In a subdued ceremony without any publicity'. It has proved to be a valuable asset for the community. Penistone Town Council.
Tues 22nd
to Fri 29th
School Holiday - Six weeks off, return Monday 1st September.
See BMBC School Dates.
Weds 23rd Penistone Pictorial - This website is Fourteen Years Old today. "Hip - hip.....".
  ,,   ,, RBL Club Trip to Blackpool - From Shrewsbury Road. Pensioners (of State Pension age), Widows of former club members or member's children (under school leaving age and not a grandchild) go free of charge. Other Adults £8.50; Child of non-member £5. All fares to be paid at booking time and no cancellation refunds after Saturday 14th July. Closing date for bookings and cancellations is Sunday 13th July. First four coaches are Adults Only (no doubt because of bawdy singing and unhygienic activities with slop buckets). Those seats are on a 'first come - first served' basis. Book early and state if you wish to be seated with someone in particular (but not the driver). I'll bet you didn't read this far. RBL
Fri - Sun
25th to 27th
'Underneath the Stars' Festival - Friday: 5pm to 11.30pm, Saturday: Noon to 11.30pm, Sunday: Noon to 6pm, Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne. You can book online (Pure Records) but they are very coy about ticket prices. Billed as: 'An exciting new arts festival, in the heart of Yorkshire', which might be a slight exaggeration given its location. With Kate Rusby, The Puppini Sisters, The Treacherous Orchestra, Dave Burland, Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds, Sarah Jarosz, Rachel Sermanni, John Smith, The Jaywalkers, Moor-Ross-Rutter and Jack Harris. Also: label and craft stalls, workshops, storytelling, and a giant planetarium with educational video presentations and night-sky projections. Under the Stars (Facebook)
Fri 25th Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse for more details.
Sat 26th Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Methodist Church, Cumberworth Lane (Up the steep hill to Cumberworth), Denby Dale. £1 Admission includes refreshments. Bric-a-Brac, Toy and Book Stall, Cake Stall, Tombola and Raffle. DD Meths Church.
  ,,   ,, Beers, Barbecue and Bands - 5pm, Spread Eagle (Beer Garden), Market Street, Penistone. The 'Bands' are 'Nowhere Near London', 'Wall to Wall' and more. The Beer Garden is in the Spread Eagle car park, accessible through Back Lane, the pedestrianised Market Barn approach road. This event is a fund-raiser for Cancer Research UK.
  ,,   ,, Sabre (local rock band) - 8.30pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Road, Penistone. Free admission, good parking. Performed by Penistone's own 1960s rock band.
Sun 27th Pie and Pea Walk - Sets off at 11.30am, The George, Denby. Refreshing circular walk finishing back at The George for home-made Pie, Peas and Roast Potatoes at £5 each. The George.
  ,,   ,, HoylandSwaine Village Festival Church service - 3pm (time to be confirmed), HoylandSwaine Church. This is at the end of the festival, which has been focussed upon the church. The Bishop of Wakefield is expected to attend. Refreshments available. See Sat 19th above.
Mon 28th 'The Train Gang' (Jazz Band) - Music trains depart Huddersfield 7.18pm (calling at all stations to Sheffield) and return from Sheffield 8.41pm, to arrive back at Huddersfield at 9.56pm. Most music trains have a Real Ale bar, supplied by Mallinson's Brewery. There is also a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Join the mailing list for music trains: penistoneline@gmail.com or ring Rowena on 07912 753817. Music Trains.
Thurs 31st Penistone Area Council - 10am, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building. Residents may observe the meeting and there is a Public Participation opportunity at the end of the meeting. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Kids' Craft Corner - 10am to 1pm, Community Centre. Something for children to do: Make a bracelet (£2) or design a hat or T-shirt (supplied by the organiser - £4). Refreshments available and a free gift while stocks last. This is also repeated on Thursday 14th August. Poster does not give the organiser or contact details.

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August Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
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. Also a ceremony in Remembrance of the Fallen of the Great War (WW1), held at the cemetery. Emley Show will put us into the mood for Penistone Show in September.
Fri - Sun
1st to 3rd
The Second Yorkshire Day Beer Festival - The Wortley Men's Club, Reading Room Lane, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission. Thirty Real Ales, Ciders and Lagers from all over God's Own County. Also live music, food and things for children to do, along with some small animals. Bolsterstone MVC will perform at Noon on Sunday. This event is a fund-raiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, who also have a stall.
Fri 1st Yorkshire RoseYorkshire Day. The day when most of God's Own County celebrates its Yorkshireness. Penistone Town Council was proud to host this as a grand municipal event in the past (2006 Yorkshire Day) but I wonder if they have given up the ghost as regards organising local events. There are events in Barnsley and Huddersfield and a Beer Festival in Wortley.
Sat 2nd 'Woodlands' Open Morning - 10am to 2pm, new housing development from Saunderson Road (off Manchester Road), S36 9DU.
  ,,   ,, Penistone West Ward Surgery - 10.30am to Noon, Community Centre. Cllr Joe Unsworth and the new BMBC Cllr David Griffin (of either Spring Vale, Silkstone, Silkstone Common, Pogmoor or Gawber!) will be available for public consultations.
  ,,   ,, Emley Agricultural Show - Factory Lane, 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. Lurcher, ferret and terrier racing. Vintage Tractor parade, Children's races and rides, bungee flyer, bouncy kids, Punch & Judy, Shat Fire Brigade, Drystone Walling competition, Emley Band. Ovine quadrupeds, bunnies, poppoes and a variety of hairy and feathered critters. It is held annually on the first Saturday of August. See Emley Show and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Young Driver Training Session - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. For 11 to 17 year olds, £31.99 for half-hour and £59.95 for one-hour training sessions. Bookings via the PGS link on the Young Driver website (Directions). From the PGS What's On page.
  ,,   ,, 'Beer, Brass and BBQ' - From Noon, Crystal Palace car park, Towngate, Thurlstone. 'Everyone is welcome for a relaxing, fun, friendly day out'. Performances by Thurlstone Brass Band and Training Band from 3pm. Barbecue from 3pm to 6pm with burgers and hot dogs provided by Paul Schofields butchers in Penistone. Also a raffle. Crystal P (Facebook).
Sun 3rd
Penistone coat of arms
Wreath-Laying for the Fallen of the Great War - 11am, Stottercliff Cemetery. A public ceremony for the fallen of WWI who lie in Penistone Cemetery, to coincide with the centenary of the Great War and to honour the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) casualties buried here. Two of these were the Vaughton brothers: Pvt Ernest Clifford Vaughton and L/C Albert Vaughton, along with John Henry Hill and Ja Buckley. Representatives of the regiment branches in which they served are expected to attend. Terry Whittles, National Vice-Chairman of the RBL, will conduct the service (on the old chapels' site) and local councillors will attend with current mayor, Cllr Steve Marsh. This event has been largely organised by Joe Pinguey, who has kept the graves in good condition using materials kindly donated by Naylor's of Spring Vale. Everyone is invited to support the occasion. See also the next item. Penistone RBL
  ,,   ,, Theatrical Auditions - Call Secretary for details. This is for Penistone Centre Stage's production of 'When the Lights go on Again' in March 2015. A second audition takes place on Tuesday 5th Aug. For details, call the Secretary on 01226 370 121. From Look Local.
Mon 4th Great War Remembrance Ceremony - 11am, Penistone War Memorial, Penistone Church. This commemorates the Fallen of the Great War 1914-1918 on its centenary year. A new book 'The Stories Behind the Names' has been published which looks into the lives and times of soldiers named on the War Memorial, compiled by Mr and Mrs Rex Dyson, Penistone Archive and Penistone History Group, among others. The book is available from local outlets.
  ,,   ,, 'The Heavily Brothers' - Music trains depart Huddersfield 7.18pm (calling at all stations to Sheffield) and return from Sheffield 8.41pm, to arrive back at Huddersfield at 9.56pm. This band does acoustic 1950's and 1960's Music. NB. There will be no bar on this Music Train and the band will leave the train at Silkstone Common. Music trains are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership.
  ,,   ,, Lights Out Over Britain - 10pm to 11pm, at your home. Commemorating the Fallen of the Great War, people will light a candle and turn out the lights 10pm to 11pm. (14-18)
Tues 5th Theatrical Auditions - Call Secretary for details. This is for Penistone Centre Stage's production of 'When the Lights go on Again' in March 2015 (an interesting coincidence following the item above). For details, call the Secretary on 01226 370 121. From Look Local.
Thurs - Sun
7th to 10th
Updated
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival - St George's Square with other stalls scattered around. Always worth a look for all of the wide range of food and drink available. Penistone area businesses will also be there, such as Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream, sausages, pie & peas, crépes, traditional baking, kitchenware, American diner food, Mexican food, Greek food, Thai food, gourmet coffee, lemonade, yoghourt, oils & balsamics, various delis, liquorice, old-style sweets, The Nook Brewhouse, Parched Bar (cider), liqueurs, cocktails, etc. Half an hour journey on the train from here, then enjoy the wide range of food and drink. Hudds F&D Fest. Map of stalls (pdf).
Fri 8th Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse for more details.
Sat 9th 'Rule Britannia' - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £10. All Star Brass with Kevin Grunill massaging the ivories of the Great Compton Organ, performing music from the 'Last Night of the Proms', accompanied by much flag-waving. See Penistone-Compton for details of the Organ Trust.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Shirebrook - 3pm, Penistone Church Memorial Ground, Church View Rd. Admission £4 Adults, £2 conc, Free for under 10s. This is Church's first match after moving up from the County Senior Premier Division to the Northern Counties' East League Division One. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs 14th Kids' Craft Corner - 10am to 1pm, Community Centre. Something for children to do: Make a bracelet (£2) or design a hat or T-shirt (supplied - £4). Refreshments available and free gift while stocks last. The poster does not declare the organiser's name or give contact details.
  ,,   ,, Crime & Safety Public Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. To the uninitiated, this looks the same as the PACT meeting, but it isn't. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Weekend
16th - 17th
'UFO Truth' Conference - Civic Hall, Holmfirth. Once again, Holmfirth beats Penistone to doing something quirky and interesting. This one is a UFO conference hosted by Gary Heseltine, editor of 'UFO Truth' magazine, and it has a long list of speakers from the world of UFO hunting and alien abduction. From Huddersfield Examiner.
Sat 16th South Yorkshire Festival - Noon to 4.30pm, Wortley Hall. Free admission. 'Enjoy lots of wonderful stalls brimming with crafts, food and gifts, falconry displays, face painting, coconut shy, bouncy castles, etc.' Possibly a Gun-dog Curry or similar. More info, call 01142 882 100, Email, Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Last chance for entries to Penistone's 46th Annual Competitive Music Festival, Saturday 27th September at Penistone Grammar School.
This is for amateurs only and each entry requires a separate entry form. See 27th September below.
Sun 17th
Updated
Community Garden Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Penistone Community Gardens, Spring Vale. Turn right at the bottom of the potholed lane by the Britannia. Quarter-hour tours of the garden will start at 11.30am. Plant and vegetables are for sale and there will be live music, refreshments, book stall, bric-a-brac stall, tombola, cake stall and children's activities. The Community Gardens are a not-for-profit project on a four acre site. Anyone can join in and they are looking for volunteers with administrative and marketing skills. From Look Local and the Penistone FM Newsblog. More details from their poster.
Tues 19th PACT Meeting - 6pm, Community Centre. Public meeting to discuss local policing matters. Not the same as the 'Crime and Safety' meeting, above, but something like it. Perhaps (no proper info available). PACT Schedule & Penistone Cop Shop.
Thurs 21st YBS 150 Years' Celebration - 10am to 4pm, Yorkshire Building Society, High Street, Penistone. Customers can participate with a nice cup of tea and a bun. I can say that they are very nice and helpful people at Yorkshire Building Society. It all started in 1864 in Huddersfield but they did not actually become the YBS until 1982. They also took over some other building societies, such as 'Egg' and Barnsley Building Society. See their history page.
Fri 22nd Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse for more details.
Sat 23rd
to
Mon 25th
'Provincial Perimeter Pedal' - Sign in 7.15am, Staggered Start from 8am, Tapton Hall, Sheffield. A three-day charity Masonic bicycle ride of Lodge members will call at the Wharncliffe (1462) - Pengeston Lodge (6933) at Penistone Town Hall on this first day (99.5 Miles). The 280-mile route starts from Sheffield and goes clockwise around the perimeter of the old West Riding Masonic Province, via Penistone and Holmfirth (see map subject to confirmation), visiting 23 lodges on the way. Most of the ride is not on the level. 29 Perimeter Riders will ride the entire event, with nine Stage Riders and seven Section Riders. The organisers hope that the staging posts will host their own events at the same time. This event is to raise money for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, to provide a social occasion for masons, their families and friends and to raise the profile of freemasonry within the communities. So that means they are going public. Nah.
Sat 23rd 'Old Dogs, New Tricks' - 8.30pm, The George, Denby. No canines or yellow puddles involved; it's live 1960s music. The George.
Sun 24th Clear-up Day - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Community Gardens, potholed lane by the Britannia. This is for volunteers to help tidy up the Don Street Nature Area. Wear suitable clothing to get damp and mucky and bring strong gloves. The Community Gardens are a not-for-profit project on a four acre site, which anyone can join in. From Penistone FM Newsblog.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Parish Community Centre, Crow Edge. Traders £5 per car. Not much detail in Look Local but the Barnsley Chronicle adds the message that proceeds will go towards the maintenance of the Crow Edge community centre.
  ,,   ,, 'Directing in Theatre' Workshop - The Shack, Bridge Street. Times: Age 5-11yrs, 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Age 12-19yrs, 3pm to 5.30pm. Part of Penistone Theatre Group's campaign to encourage new members in their Youth Theatre. Please visit their Youth Theatre page to register your interest, download information and get an enrolment form. They will also be at Penistone Show.
  ,,   ,, Family Fun Day - Starts 2pm, Penistone Church FC Memorial Ground, Church View Road. Tickets £5, Family tickets £15, available from PCFC, 01226 370 095 or 07885 525 702. Bouncy castle, music, food and football. From 8pm, James Anthony Lamb an Indie/Folk artist from Sheffield. From PCFC Facebook. Also see James Lamb's Facebook.
Mon 25th BH Summer Bank Holiday.
  ,,   ,, Summer Garden Fair - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall Garden. £2.50 admission. 'Wortley Hall is hosting a Summer Gardeners Fair and welcomes plant nurseries from throughout the UK'. Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Charity Fun Day - Time not stated, Crystal Palace. Admission not stated. No useful details beyond a 'Full Waxing'. The mind boggles, though it might be entertaining to a certain sort of mind. Like mine, for example. Or it might mean something else. From Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'The Train Gang' (Jazz Band) - This band is on a Penistone Line train. Music trains depart Huddersfield 7.18pm, calling at all stations to Sheffield, returning from Sheffield at 8.42pm to arrive back at Penistone at 9.25pm and at Huddersfield at 9.56pm. If you board at a station with an open ticket office, you must buy a ticket before boarding the train, otherwise pay on the train (as you do from Penistone). Most music trains have a Real Ale bar and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Join the music train mailing list: penistoneline@gmail.com or ring Rowena on 07912 753817. Music Trains.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - Evening, 'The Rag' (aka Fountains Inn), Wellthorne Lane, Ingbirchworth. The poster has this wonderful line: 'See them before their care home realises they are missing.' Bus Pass Buskers.
Tues 26th Bullhouse Chapel's Annual Rally - 2.45pm, Bullhouse Chapel. Admission fee not stated but there will be a collection box by the door. This looks like a musical afternoon of singing accompanied by the organ with a talk by Olive Walker MBE entited: 'My Life in Music'. The poster says - In the chair: Pauline Garratt; Soloist: Gwen Knight; Organist: David Hambleton. So there's only one chair then, and they take turns. Light refreshments will be served after the proceedings.
Thurs 28th 'Grinah' (live music) - 8.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Sheffield-based Grinah usually pays a monthly visit to The Huntsman to play mostly Irish music. See also The Huntsman on Facebook.
Fri 29th Stone Roses and Oasis Tribute Night - 7pm to midnight, Denroyd Farm. Tickets £12 on the night, £10 in advance from Paul Schofield Butchers, Market Street, Penistone; The Dunkirk; Dale83 Car Dealers, Shepley; Denroyd Farm, Denby or by calling 07917 582 451. Under-16s not admitted. 'Fully carpeted venue with Licenced Bar, Stage and Dance Floor'. Denroyd Fm (Facebook).
Sun 31st Tesco Charity Car Boot Sale - Cars and vans arrive from 7am, public from 8am to Noon, Tesco Car Park. Traders' Fees: Cars £5, vans/trailers £7, transits £10. Refreshments but no toilets until 9.30am. Proceeds to Diabetes UK. Email penistone@communityattesco.co.uk or call 07514 411 872 for information.
  ,,   ,, Paws in the Park (Sponsored dog walk) - Registration at Noon, Cannon Hall. With face-painting, balloon sculptor and tombola. In aid of Barnsley Hospice. (#barnsleywalkies, Facebook). From poster.

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September Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month This month belongs principally to Penistone Show. Then various places of interest are open free of charge for the Heritage Open Days (but they are generally poor at publicity). Tuby's Funfair is back, Penistone Theatre Group is doing a show and Penistone Competitive Music Festival is back for its 46th year.
Mon 1st PTC Extra-Ordinary (Public) Meeting - 7pm, Monday 1st Sept., Community Centre, Church Street. 'Members of the public and press are cordially invited to attend' this meeting, which was to co-opt a new member to Penistone Town Council (PTC). The successful candidate was Kevin Steel. See PTC Elections page. Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, The Good Egg Band - 7.50pm train to Sheffield, Penistone Railway Station. This band is on a Penistone Line train. Music trains depart Huddersfield 7.18pm, calling at all stations to Sheffield, returning from Sheffield at 8.42pm to arrive back at Penistone at 9.25pm and at Huddersfield at 9.56pm. If you board at a station with an open ticket office, you must buy a ticket before boarding the train, otherwise pay on the train (as you do from Penistone). Most music trains have a Real Ale bar and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Join the music train mailing list: penistoneline@gmail.com or ring Rowena on 07912 753817. Music Trains.
Weds 3rd TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
Thurs 4th Children's Clothes Sale - 9am to 1pm, Community Centre. Autumn/winter range. No details about the organiser. From Look Local.
Fri 5th 50th Anniversary of the Eighth Denby Dale Pie This celebrated four royal births in 1964 but was marred by the deaths of four of the Pie Committee in a car accident, while returning from London TV studios to talk about the tradition. This pie raised funds to build the Pie Hall as Denby Dale's Village Hall. See 1964 on the History Timeline.
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse for more details.
  ,,   ,, 'Pennine Hunt' Harvest Festival Auction - 8.30pm, The Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill. With the ever-popular callers Nicholas Black and Clive Mitchell. From a pub poster. Dog and Partridge.
Sat 6th Buckingham Car Boot Sale - 10am to 1pm, Buckingham Care Home, Green Lane, opposite top of Ward Street. £7 per car trader. Food and refreshments available. All proceeds to the residents' fund. Information or to book a space, call 76 2092.
  ,,   ,, Young Driver Training Session - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. For 11 to 17 year olds, £31.99 for half-hour and £59.95 for one-hour training sessions. Bookings via the PGS link on the Young Driver website (Directions). From the PGS What's On page.
  ,,   ,, TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, Iolanthe - 7.30pm, Paramount. Once again the West Yorkshire Savoyards (there are others) present one of the popular Gilbert and Sullivan performances. The Paramount.
Sun 7th Artisan Fayre - 10.30am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. Lots of great local, hand-crafted produce from Pies to Pictures and Real Ales to Driftwood houses. Live music, hot/cold food vendors and real ale. Always worth a look. A Fayre, Facebook, Email.
  ,,   ,, Model Engineers' Open Day - 11am to 5pm, Wortley Top Forge, Forge Ln, Wortley Village, S35 7DN. Admission price not given (not expensive). Miniature traction engines, steam industrial engines and diesel and electric trains (small scale, not the big stuff). Refreshments also available. WT Forge. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Autumn Brass Band Concert - 1.30pm, White Heart, by Penistone Bridge. Free admission. Thurlstone Brass Band performs their popular annual gig. White Heart.
  ,,   ,, 'Design in Theatre' Workshop - The Shack, Bridge Street. Times: Age 5-11yrs, 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Age 12-19yrs, 3pm to 5.30pm. Part of Penistone Theatre Group's campaign to encourage new members into their Youth Theatre. Please visit their Youth Theatre page to register your interest, find information and download an enrolment form. Also be at Penistone Show on 13th.
Weds 10th TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, All Seasons Fashion Show - 7pm, Community Centre. Admission £4.50 or £4 in advance. High Street and catalogue brands. No details about the organiser beyond a phone number but the poster says it is: 'In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care'.
Thurs - Sun
11th to 14th
Heritage Open Days - Locations throughout the region, such as: Wentworth Castle Gardens, Cawthorne Museum, Hoylandswaine Nail Forge (Sunday 11am to 5pm), Hoyland Swaine Church (Fri 11am to 4pm and Sun Noon to 4pm), Silkstone Church (Thurs/Fri 11am to 4pm & Sun Noon to 4pm) and Wortley Top Forge (Sat 11am to 4pm). See Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, St John's Church Heritage Open Days - Fri 11am to 4pm and Sun Noon to 4pm, St John's Church, Hoylandswaine. Free entry but contributions will be 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 has been professionally restored in the church by arrangement with 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.
Thurs 11th Aeroplane Wrecks Walk - 10am, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. A moorland walk around three wartime aeroplane wrecks on Bleaklow. Meet at the pub at 10:00am to rationalise vehicle use. Walk will aim to start at 10:30am from the summit of the Snake (A57) where the Pennine Way crosses. Approximately 5½ miles, with a steep climb at about the 2-mile point. Picking up a Dakota, a Lancaster and a B29 Superfortress wreck. The walk takes in open moorland in a very exposed area on Higher Shelf stones so dress appropriately, the weather can change quickly.' Organised by Andy Plummer of The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Tel. 764892, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Hall History Talks - 11am to 1pm. The Town Hall will be open to public tours, for history talks about the building itself, which opened 31st October 1914 as the Great war was unfolding. Previous to this, public meetings were often held in the yard of the Rose and Crown at the top of Shrewsbury Road, a road which itself had been newly-laid as part of the Library deal next door. At this time, the Penistone-Clarel coat of arms was in evidence in the Council Chamber, the Town Hall and the adjacent Masonic Lodge, as well as other organisations in Penistone. Thomas Clarel had been Penistone's absentee Lord of the Manor. The Town Hall was built on to the Carnegie Free Library which had been built the year before. See the History Timeline and the Town Hall history page, for more fascinating details. This item appears on the 'Heritage Open Days' website (which has some details wrong). In particular, see 31st October, when a year-long series of Town Hall events will commence to celebrate its centenary.
  ,,   ,, Fashion Show and Sale - 7.30pm, Hoyland Swaine Village Hall. Tickets £5 from club members (Email). All sizes and all items available for purchase on the night. Fashion show by SD Fashion Show Co. Ltd., Nottingham. Proceeds in aid of New Swaine WI (Facebook) who meet 7.30pm in the Village Hall on the third Thursday of each month. From poster.
Fri - Mon
12th to 15th
WWI Centenary Flower Festival - Silkstone Common Methodist Church. Floral displays are dedicated to: 'The Women's Land Army', Britain's Allies' and 'War Graves and Memorials'. From 29th August Barnsley Chronicle, which has a full article on the event.
Fri 12th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 1pm, Thurgoland Trinity Church. All are welcome to come along, have a chat and help towards beating last year's £20m, for this very worthwhile charity. MacMillan
  ,,   ,, Concert - 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone (main road). Tickets £5, pay at the door (includes refreshments). A concert by Shepley Band with Shepley Youth Choir (associated with the Band). This event is not on the Shepley Band website but Band websites are typically not kept up to date. Proceeds to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
Weekend
13th - 14th
The Ninth Annual Steam & Diesel Gala - Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way (off Wakefield Road), Clayton West, HD8 9XJ. No details or prices yet but the event will include visiting engines. Booking is advisable for special events. KL Railway.
  ,,   ,, Heritage Open Days at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Free entry.
Sat 13th
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The 142nd Penistone Show - 9am, Recreation Ground and Showground. Penistone's big event of the year.
Tickets on the gate or advance tickets from Clark's Chemist, Green Kleens, Paul Schofield Butchers, Arthouse Café, Harrington's Butchers and Penistone Paramount. Advance tickets are: Adults £9, OAPs £8, Family £20, Child (age not specified) £2. Ample free parking at the Show (follow signs) and parking at Penistone Grammar School S36 7BX, £2.50 all day, twenty minutes walk away. Ticket and travel details on the Penistone Show website. A great family day out in our friendly town, with: vintage vehicles, bands, singers, entertainment rings, children's rides, puppet show, steam machines, horsey people, horsey rings, horsey smells, dogs, pigs, goats, ferrets, poultry, cattle, ducks, sheep, wellies, trading stalls, walking sticks, tweedy hats, outdoor clothing, horticulture, photography, arts and crafts, military stands, Pen Town Council, EPIP, NFU, Pen FM, demonstrations, fruit & veg displays, all kinds of displays, binoculars, plants, hot food, cold food, lukewarm food, ice cream, sandwich tent, candy floss, veggie food, chips, rubber burgers, and ʇuǝʇ ɹǝǝq with wobbly plastic glasses. Heaps of tranklements. Also a members' tent with proper cooked meals and a very smart fellow in uniform. Very smart. Also Thurlstone Brass Band performing at Noon and Barnsley Concert Band at 1pm. Note that the previous PFR 10km race was moved to August. Extra (paid) parking at Penistone Grammar School, twenty minutes walk. Camera Club, Penistone Show.
  ,,   ,, PTG Workshops - 9am, 10.30am, Noon and 1.30pm, at Penistone Show (see above). A showcase of these workshops will run from 3pm to 4pm. These are one-hour, open workshop sessions run by Shack Youth Theatre, which is an off-shoot of Penistone Theatre Group. The workshops are aimed at young people (8yrs and above), who need to register on the day at least 15mins before a workshop time. Limited places so get in quick. The group will also be doing pop-up performances throughout the day. Penistone Theatre Group.
  ,,   ,, Guided Heritage Walk - 10.30am to about 12.30pm, From outside the Mustard Pot (the old 'Club Inn'), Midhopestones. To book or for info, call 01142 337 463 or Email. Organisers not declared in Look Local. Part of the Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, Wortley Top Forge, Heritage Open Day - 11am to 5pm, Wortley Top Forge, Forge Ln, Wortley Village, S35 7DN. Free admission on this day, but donations welcome. See working steam machines. Refreshments available. See WT Forge.
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RBL Harvest Festival Auction - 8pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Always a lively evening, featuring prize-winning items from Penistone Show, mystery prizes and lots of useful, interesting and novelty items. All donations and prizes are gratefully received by RBL. John Aspin is auctioneer.
This year's charities are Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Headstart, a charity providing special helmets for babies whose skulls need help in forming properly. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 8pm, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. It might have been better to avoid clashing with the RBL event on the same night. Proceeds appear to be going to 'Elle's Fund'. See Waggon & Horses and Facebook.
Sun 14th Heritage Open Day at HoylandSwaine Nail Forge - 11am to 4pm, Hoyland Swaine Village. Free admission on this day, but donations welcome. (I could not find it). Heritage OD and See WT Forge, which is not very helpful.
  ,,   ,, Vintage Vehicle Rally - Noon to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Admission £3.50 adults, 50p children, free car parking. 'Your chance to see an array of vintage cars, classic motorbikes and other vintage vehicles, along with something for the children. A great family day out.' Also refreshments. Organised by Wortley Rotary Club. See Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Brass Band Concert - 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Waggon & Horses, Langsett. Thurlstone Brass Band will entertain the masses.
  ,,   ,, Vintage Afternoon Tea - 1.30pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. This is the second Vintage Afternoon Tea and it is a charity event on behalf of 'The Well in Barnsley'. Most charities are for the unwell but, what the heck, not this one. Tee served on vintage china, with cake and sandwich platters, delicious cakes and a raffle. Cawthorne.
  ,,   ,, Some Like it Hot - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre (Penistone Town Hall), Shrewsbury Road. Price not given. This is one of the occasional Paramount Classics, featuring Marylin Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Box office 76 7532, recorded information 76 2004. The Paramount Theatre.
Mon 15th Penistone Town Council Meeting and Planning Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall. The Clerk has cordially invited the public to attend this meeting, which is the first one after the August break. It promises to be lively for a variety of reasons; such as a new councillor Kevin Steel, new local rules, the implementation of new Gov't Regulations (?), probably two tricky questions and some catch-up from July. See the official noticeboard outside the Co-op Bank, High Street. Penistone Town Council. The Planning Meeting follows on and the public is invited to observe that too. PTC meetings are on the third Monday of the month except August. Penistone Town Council
Tues 16th BBIC Business Start-up Event - 10am to 4pm, Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre Limited, Innovation Way, Barnsley, S75 1JL. Tel: 01226 249590. Barnsley Startup and BBIC.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Centre Stage Recruitment Night - 7.30pm, Community Centre. This long-running thespian group is the former Penistone Operatic Society, now known as Penistone Centre Stage. They are recruiting ready for their next production, 'When the Lights go on Again', in March 2015. This play has a wartime theme based on WWII and proved to be very popular on an earlier performance.
Weds 17th TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, 'The Silkstone Waggon Way' (local history talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr J Ritchie, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
  ,,   ,, Public Exhibition of Windfarm - 3pm to 8pm, Community Centre. This is with regard to a proposal on Spicer Hill, Royd Moor for three large wind turbines of 2.3MW capacity each, with a height to blade tip of 92.5metres, to replace the existing thirteen turbines. (Not on BMBC Planning).
  ,,   ,, 'Saxon and Viking England' (history talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Community 'Center' (spelt the American way in Look Local - two weeks running). Entrance fee not stated. Mr Pat McLaughlin will present the talk on behalf of Thurgoland Local History Group, hopefully in an English accent and not chewing gum.
Thurs - Mon 18th to 22nd
Tuby's funfair - 6pm to 10pm Thurs, Fri & Mon (Closed Sunday); 2pm to 10pm Sat., Penistone QEII Recreation Ground, behind Tesco. Everything from the ducks to the dodgems. Print out vouchers from their website for a £5 discount off rides. This funfair has delighted families in our area for a good many years. Before Tuby's it was Marshall's Funfair. R Tuby. From banner.
Fri 19th Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty of Dunford is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse for more details.
  ,,   ,, 'Madama Butterfly' - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £13, Conc £11. One day only event, with a live satellite link up direct from Sydney in Australia. Handa Opera presents a modern take on Puccini's opera in a spectacular, outdoor performance with Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House as backdrop, with fireworks. This is must be 'a first' for Penistone's own theatre; a live satellite link-up from Australia. Box office 76 7532, show information messages on 76 2004. The Paramount Theatre. See also Cinema Live.
Sat 20th Chester Coach Trip - Time on application, Penistone Church. £10 per person but a £5 deposit is required up front. To book, call Irene on 76 3943 or contact one of the organisers, 'Churches Together', such as Margaret Fretwell or Jean Copping. From poster and Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Wortley Church Tower Open Day and Bric-a-Brac Sale - 10.30am to 4pm, St Leonard’s Church, Wortley. Free admission but donations welcome. Stalls and refreshments in the church. Tower visit includes the clockroom, belfry and ringing chamber but not to the roof for safety reasons. Organised by Wortley Church Bell-ringers as a fund-raiser. The carillon of eight bells has rung out from Wortley Church since 1893 but £65,000 is needed for repairs.Email for information. Wortley Tower.
  ,,   ,, Soul & Motown Night - 8.30pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. No admission price on the poster. Elaine Carpenter sings Soul and Motown hits. Facebook.
Sun 21st Penistone Mayor's Civic Service - 10.45am, Penistone Church. The instructions 'Meet at the Community Centre, 10.30am' were probably aimed at councillors. All are welcome to support and enjoy this special service with Penistone Mayor, Cllr Steve Marsh in attendance, who hopes for the congregation to be "in good voice". Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, World Peace Day Concert - 3pm, St John the Evangelist's Church, Denby. Shepley Band will be doing their stuff. St John's.
  ,,   ,, Lancaster Bombers - 4.15pm, are flying over the Derwent Reservoir in Derbyshire. Probably visible in the distance from Hartcliff.
  ,,   ,, Wings (classic film) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre (Penistone Town Hall), Shrewsbury Road. Price not given. One of the occasional Paramount Classics. The story is about two WWI fighter pilots competing for the attentions of the same woman. Box office 76 7532, recorded information 76 2004. The Paramount Theatre.
Tues 23rd Autumnal Equinox. Wikipedia has a good article on Equinoxes.
Weds 24th TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, 'Aspects of Wortley' (history group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr A Stanton, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 6pm to 9pm, Cubley Hall. Everything but the shotgun for the big day. Drinks and canapes served. Cubley Hall, Twitter.
Thurs - Sat
25th to 27th
'Comfort and Joy' - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £8 and Concessions £6. A play by comedy folk-singer Mike Harding, presented by Penistone Theatre Group and aimed at an adult audience. The Paramount has a synopsis of the story but might have made a small mistake with, 'Running Time: 1 minute'. Box Office 76 7532.
Thurs 25th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 9am to 11am, Thurlstone School. This is a joint coffee morning running alongside their weekly toddler group. Facebook. Everyone welcome for a brew and a bun. This and similar coffee mornings in this list raises funds for MacMillan cancer support.
Fri 26th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Information Centre, Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. Everyone welcome for a brew and a bun. MacMillan
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - From 9am, Windmill Coffee Shop, Royd Lane, Millhouse Green, S36 9NY. It's the garden centre at the top of the hill on Royd Moor. Everyone welcome for a brew and a bun. Email. MacMillan
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Day with Temple Spa Treats - From 10am, Upstairs on first Floor, 18 Market Street (rhs of ginnel), Penistone, S36 6BZ. Email. This appears to be the same address as the new haberdashery 'Wool Monkey'. Everyone welcome for a brew and a bun. MacMillan
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Coffee, cakes, book stall, good-as-new clothes and a raffle. 'Please come for coffee and a chat, it would be lovely to see you', it says on their poster. MacMillan
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Pennine Lettings Agency, St Mary's Street, next door to the Royal British Legion. Everyone welcome for a brew and a home-made bun. MacMillan
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - Time not given (might be all working day), Lancaster's Estate Agent, Market Street. Everyone welcome for a brew and a bun. MacMillan
  ,,   ,, A Musical Evening with Hobson's Chorus - 7.15pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. Tickets £6, on the door or call 76 4349, refreshments included. 'Proceeds to a children's charity'. Hobson’s Chorus is an MVC of eighteen male singers, conducted by Jane Hobson, from whom the choir takes its name. Jane is a soloist, a fully-qualified voice coach and the Musical Director of two other choirs, which are Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir and Penistone Ladies Choir. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Last date for postal applications to the Thurgoland Foxtrot Boundary Run. See Saturday 4th October below. Fox Valley Events, Facebook.
Weekend Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival - Holmfirth. See Facebook.
Sat 27th
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Penistone's 46th Annual Competitive Music Festival - All day from 9.30am, Penistone Grammar School, S36 7BX.
This event is for amateurs only and each entry requires a separate entry form. Entries close Saturday 16th August.
  • Morning:
    Piano Solos, in five age ranges (under 9, under 11, under 13, under 15, under 17) and Open Category Piano Solo.
    Fees: Class 1 (Under 9 y.o.) £4, other classes £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). Fees: all £4.50.
  • Evening:
    Oratorio Solo, Songs from the Shows, Female Voice Choirs, Male Voice Choirs (including Millhouse Gn MVC) and Open Challenge Choral. Fees: £15 except Class 12 'Oratorio Solo' which is £6.
For full details, programme and rules please contact the Secretary: Mr JD Wilkinson, call 76 5450. Light refreshments are available to around 6pm. PACMF, email. This event is always held on the last Saturday of September. The Penistone Competitive Music Festival was founded by Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir. Registered Charity No. 511148.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Choice of: Soup and a Roll, then Steak Pie with New Spuds and Vegetables - or - Pork, Tomato and Mushroom Casserole with Vegetables. Tea or Coffee and a selection of sweets. Also a raffle. All are welcome (unless vegetarian, what).
 Sun 28th Penistone Pop-up Fayre - 10am to 4pm, Community Centre. From Facebook: 'A creative pop-up fayre event in Penistone St Johns Community Centre. Hosting a variety of products; boutique clothing, custom furniture, baked goods, knitted goods, overall crafts along with tie-dye and skate clothing,custom clothing, leather goods, home made fudge, Tombola, Face Painting and more! Free entry! Contact 07535 602 685 for stall enquiries or general questions!'
  ,,   ,, Feast Peak Food Fayre - 11am to 4pm, The Market Barn, Penistone Town Centre. Free admission. A showcase of locally-sourced food. Food stalls, drinks, music and cooking demonstrations by top chef Andy Gabbitas of Wortley Arms. An event organised by EPIP.
  ,,   ,, Pie and Pea Walk - Sets off at 11.30am, The George, Denby. Refreshing circular walk finishing back at The George for home-made Pie, Peas and Roast Potatoes at £5 each. The George.
  ,,   ,, Billy Elliot (Musical) - 1.30pm and 6.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £15, Conc £14. One day only event, with a live satellite link up using the new digital equipment, direct from the Victoria Palace in London. Box office 76 7532, recorded information 76 2004. The Paramount Theatre.
  ,,   ,, 'A Trip Down Memory Lane' - 2pm, Council Chamber, Barnsley Town Hall. Free admission. Dave Cherry is a film historian, singer (made a novelty record) and charity fund-raiser. He presents a selection from his cine archive and launches his book 'The Woodhead Diaries', making use of the council chambers' large data projection screens.
Mon 29th Chorus Enrolment - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, The Shack, Bridge Street. This is for Penistone Theatre Group’s pantomime next year, 'Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood', Thurs 29th Jan to Sat 7th Feb 2015 in the Paramount. For school year 3 and older. Email, Web.

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October Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month We have the Jubilee Singers in Thurlstone, Rolling Back the Years at the Paramount and Mr Fox makes his annual appearance. The big event of October is the start of the Centenary Celebrations of Penistone Town Hall, to continue up to November 2015.
Weds 1st RBL Subscriptions - Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Members' annual subscriptions are £17 and will be accepted from this date until Tuesday 28th October. Subs may be posted through the office door out of office hours (envelopes available at the desk). New membership cards can later be collected from the desk. Please note the deadline, after which lapsed members may not be admitted. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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. See the TPTcv website or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, 'Footsteps of My Father' (History group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr E Chambers, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
  ,,   ,, Adult Reading (theatrical) - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, The Shack, Bridge Street. This is for Penistone Theatre Group’s pantomime, 'Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood', Thurs 29th Jan to Sat 7th Feb 2015 in the Paramount.. Email, Penistone Theatre Group.
Thurs 2nd PACT Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House, Sycamore Walk, behind the High Street surgery. A public meeting for residents to discuss local policing matters. To call the 'Safer Neighbourhood Team', call 76 6387. Don't bother with 101, which goes around and around and goes nowhere. PACT Schedule & Penistone Cop Shop.
  ,,   ,, Adult Reading (theatrical) - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, The Shack, Bridge Street. This is for Penistone Theatre Group’s pantomime, 'Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood', Thurs 29th Jan to Sat 7th Feb 2015 in the Paramount. Email, Penistone Theatre Group.
Fri 3rd PCC Nomination Deadline - A vacancy for the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has come up, following the resignation of Shaun Wright, who had previously resigned from his controversial job at Rotherham council. If the position is contested, there will be a by-election on Thursday 30th October. See BMBC PCC page.
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse for more details.
Sat 4th  'Tools for Self-Reliance' - 10am to Noon, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Admission fee not stated. A collection of old or unwanted tools. Collection can be arranged by calling 76 3359 or 76 4868. Refreshments available.
  ,,   ,, TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Foxtrot (Boundary Run) - Sets off 10am, Bridge Inn, Thurgoland. Entry fee: in advance £4, on the day £5. Age 18yrs and above. A circular trail around the Thurgoland Parish Boundary of about nine miles. Water is available on the route and at the finish. 'The course covers beautiful countryside (open fields and woodland) and the race route will be marked. The whole route is shown on OS Explorer 278 (Sheffield -Barnsley) and can be downloaded from Visit Penistone.' Closing date for postal entry 26th Sep 2014. See Fox Valley Events and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'An Afternoon with Milly Johnson' - 2.30pm, White Heart. £16 each with a meal, £10 deposit on booking. It says: 'Luncheon with Sunday Times' best-selling author Milly Johnson. Come along, sit back & be entertained by Milly. She has the sparkle, wit and charm that captivates audiences with her humorous storytelling. An event not to be missed.' So, there you go and now you know. Milly's books will be available for purchase. Surely not. W Heart, WH F'book, MJ.
  ,,   ,, An Evening with the Jubilee Singers - 7pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets £5 (including refreshments) available on the door or in advance from Margaret, call 76 3260, or Iris, call 01226 286 086. Musical Director - Iris Higginbottom, Accompanist - Yvonne Woffenden. This is a local choir who sing for the sheer joy of it. The repertoire is light classical to musicals. The musical director is well known in High Green as former Head of Angram Bank Primary School.
  ,,   ,, James Lamb (Indie-folk music) - 8pm, Penistone Church FC, Church View Road. Free admission. PCFC.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 8pm to 11pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Andy Plummer says. 'If anyone has anything they want to get rid of, bring it in and we will auction it off'. Tel. 764892. The Huntsman, Facebook
Sun 5th Charity Bonanza - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre. Admission 30p. Yes it's time for another of these wonderful and very busy jumble sales with 'Bargains Galore'. Don't forget to visit Beryl's Bunnies' stall. Refreshments available. Prospective stall-holders, call 76 7070.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 7pm, Bridge Inn, Thurgoland. 'Donations greatly appreciated'. From Look Local.
Weds 8th TPTcv Workday - 10am to 4.30pm, Shore Hall Lane, 10mins west of Penistone on the Trans-Pennine Trail. See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, 'Cat's Eye Man' (History group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr J Hargreaves, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
Thurs 9th Live Blue Grass Music - From 8.30pm, The Huntsman (on the main road), Thurlstone. Live music from Aprille and the Shower (Band's Facebook). The Huntsman. Item from Huntsman's Facebook.
Fri to Sun
10th - 12th
Marsden Jazz Festival - Various times and venues around Marsden. See website for tickets and directions.
Supported by Kirklees Council and Arts Council England. M JazzFest
Fri 10th Harvest Festival - 1.30pm, Buckingham Care Home, opposite the top of Ward Street. All are welcome.
  ,,   ,, 'Rolling Back the Years' - 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £14 and £12 conc. Timeless Theatre Productions presents Nostalgia at it's Very Best (including an errant apostrophe). It is a song and dance show with the music of: Al Jolson, Judy Garland, Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Showaddywaddy, Michael Bublé, The Jersey Boys and others. Box Office 76 7532, The Paramount
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse (Facebook) for more details.
  ,,   ,, Sabre (Local 1960s Rock Band) - Evening, Head of Steam, next to Huddersfield Railway Station. From Facebook.
Sat 11th Penistone FM Open Day - 10am to 2pm, 9a High Street (side alley by Cafe Creme), Penistone. Visitors can see the studios and discuss station output ideas with presenters. They are also looking to recruit more daytime DJs. Tel 76 4646. See PFM News.
  ,,   ,, Twilight Charity Walk - 5pm Registration for 5.30pm start, Wentworth Castle. Details by calling 01226 244 244 extension 258. Fund-raiser for Barnsley Hospice. From poster.
  ,,   ,, M. D. L. (Live band) - From 8.30pm, Spread Eagle, Penistone. The Spread Eagle - Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Mr Fox Fire Dance - 8.30pm, near Waggon & Horses, Langsett. The annual procession of rather weird, 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: 24th October 2015, 15th October 2016 and 4th November 2017.
Sun 12th Car Boot Sale - From 10am, Parish Centre, (A616) Crowedge. £5 fee for trader's car. Refreshments available. In aid of the Parish Centre. From Look Local.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Service conducted by Rev. Philip Bee. The poster does not have the start time. More useful details from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Centenary Service - 10.30am, Millhouse Green Methodist Church. . The service will be conducted by Rev. Daphne Hull and followed by a celebration lunch. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Artisan Fayre - 10.30am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. Lots of great local, hand-crafted goods from Pies to Pictures and Real Ales to Driftwood houses and much more. Live music, hot/cold food vendors. Always worth a look. A Fayre, Facebook, Email.
  ,,   ,, Clay Pigeon Shoot - Meet Noon to 12.30pm, White Heart. All inclusive £50 per person, includes a two-course meal upon returning. Start with bacon butties then shoot off to the shoot. Shotgun hire, clays and cartridges are all in the deal. Not quite 'the Glorious Twelth', but what the 'eck. Novices and professionals catered for. Presentations for the winning amateur and the professional. WH.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel (On the right, just after the left-hand bend as the road climbs out of Millhouse Green). All welcome. Preacher is Rev. Paul Bettison. This is an excellent opportunity to visit this very old chapel, the oldest non-conformist chapel in the country. Bring some beans. From poster.
Tues 14th 'Thurgoland Tuesday Group' (Women's Group Talk) - 7.30pm, Crane Moor Church (for this event only). Admission fee not stated. Mr MacKay will give a talk: 'A Lakeland Calendar'. The group welcomes ladies of all ages. Tel. 01142 888 485. From Look Local.
Weds 15th TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, 'Dialects and Monologues' (History group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr & Mrs Goodwin, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
Thurs 16th Penistone Railway Memories - 7pm, Penistone Library. Film show and talk titled 'A History of Penistone Railways', presented by Barnsley's film archivist, comedy singer and author, David Cherry, who has also launched his first novel: 'The Woodhead Diaries' (Amazon). From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Thurgo LHG AGM and History Talk - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Community Centre. Local History Group's AGM followed by the talk 'Dating old Photographs' by Maurice Williams. All welcome. Tel. Maurice on 01142 883 482, or Julie on 01142 886 786. From Look Local.
Fri 17th Harvest Festival for Thurlstone's Primary Schoolies - KS1 at 9.45am and KS2 at 2.30pm, St Saviour’s Church, Thurlstone. Followed at 3.3.0pm by the 'Harvest Crumble' in the Hall. Thurlstone Primary School.
  ,,   ,, Buddy Holly Tribute Night - Time not given, probably from 8.30-ish pm, White Heart. With a three course meal, £29.95 p/p. Performed by Graham Holly. W Heart.
Sat 18th Scout Dike Outdoor Pursuits School, Taster Day - Times not given, Kingswood Centre, Huddersfield Road, Scout Dike, Penistone, S36 7GF (use S36 7EZ for satnav). The old name works better here than 'Peak Venture', which nobody here could give directions to. It can accommodate up to 200 young people in 4-8 bed dormitories and they do lots of outdoor activities. Call 01709 771 016 to book or for more details. See Kingswood for times, etc.
  ,,   ,, Young Driver Training Session - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. For 11 to 17 year olds, £31.99 for half-hour and £59.95 for one-hour training sessions. Bookings via the PGS link on the Young Driver website (Directions). Young motorbikers might like to know about ICE Patch - a QR code for your helmet to identify you and provide medical info in the event of an accident. From the PGS What's On page.
  ,,   ,, Commemorative Tree Planting - 10.30am, Churchyard, Penistone Church. Steve Lavender MBE will plant a tree in the graveyard to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of 'Fairtrade'. The Fairtrade Foundation is a UK-based charity set up to improve the position of poor and marginalised producers in the developing world. Penistone Fairtrade. Fairtrade Foundation, Charity No. 1043886.
,,   ,, Coffee Morning and Lunches - 11.30am to 1pm, Birdsedge Church. Free admission. Cakes, preserves, hand-made cards and tombola. By Birdsedge Support Group in aid of Kirkwood Hospice.
,,   ,, Autumn Release Process Workshop - Noon to 2pm, Friends Meeting House, High Flatts. £33 per person. Only a few places left for this self-help workshop. With the irrepressible Liz Green. See Facebook.
,,   ,, Harvest Festival - Opens 7pm for 8pm auction, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Proceeds to help Miss Ellie-Mae Morgan who is suffering from 'Juvenile Huntington's Disease' at the age of 16. All donations of home-made produce and other donations gratefully received. Waggon & Horses. From poster.
,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7.30pm, St. Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Admission £7 includes refreshments, contact Keith, 76 3754 (further details obscured on PTC noticeboard). Beverley MVC will join Millhouse Green MVC for an evening of song.
Sun 19th The Cannon Hall Run - 10am, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne Park, S75 4AT. Advance tickets: Affiliated members £13, unaffiliated add £2; tickets on the day are affiliated £18, unaffiliated £2 more. Runners get a T-shirt and goody bag each. This 10kilometre run for adults is on closed roads. Register early at Barnsley Hospice (Facebook). More details at Run Britain.
,,   ,, Wedding Fair - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. Free admission and free parking. Everything for the big day except the shotgun. Website says: 'There is a lot to think about when organising a wedding. So why not visit our Wedding Fair, with all of your needs for your special day, under one roof. Why not make a day of it with a Sunday Carvery? The bar is open all day too.' Wortley Hall.
Mon 20th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). The poster says: 'Members of the public and press are cordially invited to attend'. The public may attend and observe most of the meeting and possibly raise a point or two before the meeting starts. PTC meetings are always on the third Monday of the month, except in August, when they are all on holiday. Penistone Town Council
Tues 21st Autumn Release, On-Line Group Coaching - 1pm to 2.30pm, via Skype. £22 per person, limited places. Skype details upon sign-up. With the irrepressible Liz Green. See Facebook.
,,   ,, Lampshade-Making - 6.30pm to 9.30pm, The Arthouse Cafe. The £35 cost includes all materials. Class is led by Elle of The Handkerchief Tree (Facebook), who will take you through covering a lampshade with the fabric or paper of your choice. Bring some to match your room or choose from Elle's selection. See The Arthouse for details of this and other classes. This item from Facebook.
,,   ,, 'Fit Reds' - 7pm to 9pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (Drill Hall). This is a free, eight week lifestyle and fitness course for men over 35, supported by the British Heart Foundation. The flier features Barnsley FC logo (hence the 'reds') because the participant and referrer get free match tickets. To book, call 01226 211 333 or Email: lee.thompson@barnsleyfc.co.uk.
,,   ,, Poppy Launch - 9pm, The Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission but note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Penistone Mayor Cllr Steve Marsh will attend and the entertainment includes Mr M and Mrs C Goodwin of Penistone Centre Stage Musicals. RBL. From poster.
,,   ,, Shooting Stars from Halley's Comet - Night-time. The Earth will pass directly through the path of debris left over by Halleys Comet, which was last visible in 1985-86. The size of the particles is very small and most are not expected to land but they should appear as shooting stars. If the sky is not cloudy, they will be visible at a rate of around 25 per hour. Independent Newspaper.
Weds 22nd TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are welcome. Wear old clothes to get loppy; 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.
  ,,   ,, 'Where Brass Bands Meet' (History group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr J Turner, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
  ,,   ,, Embroidery Talk and Demonstration - 2pm, Community centre. Talk by Ruth Gough for Penistone Embroiderers' Guild. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Open Day - 2pm to 7pm, University Campus, Barnsley. That's it. UCB. From Look Local.
Weds - Sun
22nd - 26th
Billi Smiles' (all-human) Circus - Wednesday 7pm, Thurs/Friday 5pm and 7.30pm; Saturday 2pm and 5pm; Sunday 1pm and 3.30pm, QEII Recreation Ground ('Showground'), Penistone. First night seats are all £5.99, with no reservations or discounts, other times have various ticket prices, up to £24 Adults - £22 concessions. Visit Penistone Co-op for 50% discount vouchers (not for first night) or download from their website. Advance tickets: call 07832 425 262, open 10am to 8pm from Monday 20th October. Right, now to the entertainment. It looks to be an aerial acrobatics, balancing, 'wheel of death', human slinky and clowning sort of thing. No nasty, snarling, drooling animals, so you'll all be safe. Heated tent, refreshments and face-painting. BS Circus (Facebook). From poster.
Thurs 23rd Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Organised by St Mary's Church.
  ,,   ,, 'Posh Afternoon Tea' - 3pm to 5pm, Weaver's Court, Bottom of Unwin Street (accessible from Ward Street). Tickets £5 from: Barnsley Hospice shop, High Street, Penistone, Tracy Sharrat (Weaver's Court) on 01226 370 440 or via Tricia Dalton on 76 3021. This is an afternoon of musical entertainment and sing-along in this old people's retirement home and sheltered housing complex.
Fri - Sat
24th & 25th
Penistone Beer festival - 7pm to 11pm, Penistone Church. £10 gets a commemorative half-pint glass and four half-pint beer tokens. Father David Hopkin blesses the event at 7pm and hymns are sung, then live entertainment: 'Boom Boom Blues' (Fri) and 'Seldom Seen' (Sat). Twenty real ales, two ciders and four wines. Hot food available around 8pm. Organised by Denby Dale and District Lions (Facebook) (which is not a travelling circus). Proceeds to Penistone Church and Barnsley Hospice (which is not a brewery). Bottoms up!
Fri 24th Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Tea and biscuits provided. Blood
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse (Facebook) for more details.
  ,,   ,, Charity Cheque Presentation - 8pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Funds were raised for Make a Wish children's charity and Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook group). A local representative of Make a Wish will attend this evening and show a short video about how their funds are used. From Facebook.
Sat 25th Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, Denby Dale Methodist Church. Admission £1 includes a drink and biscuit. Cake stall, tombola, bring and buy and games. In aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
  ,,   ,, 'Brass and Voices' - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, St Mary's Church, Talbot Road. Denby Dale Ladies' Choir with Thurlstone Training Band.
  ,,   ,, The Denby Ladies' Harvest Auction - 8pm, The George, Denby. This is the main fund-raiser for the Denby Ladies, who are now celebrating fifty years. All donations gratefully received and appreciated of fresh produce, pickles, chutneys, homemade cakes, biscuits, tins or any other food and drink items. The Ladies will be out collecting Friday 24th & Saturday 25th. Goods can also be left on Denby doorsteps with a note, to be picked up on these dates. Proceeds go towards the annual trip and Christmas events for Senior Citizens of Denby. The George. Item from Facebook.
Sun 26th British Summertime (BST) Ends - 'Spring forwards, fall backwards'. Put your clocks back one hour first thing in the morning or the night before.
Fire and Rescue people say to use the clock-change to remind you to check your smoke detectors.
  ,,   ,, Antique and Collector's Fair - 10am to 3pm, Community Centre, S36 6AR. 50p Admission. Home-made refreshments available. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The Great Northern Hamfest - 10.30am, Metrodome, Queen's Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN. Admission £3.50 to an amateur radio rally which is now in its twenty-fourth year, co-ordinated with the South Yorkshire Repeater Group. (I said: the South Yorkshire Repeater Group, pardon). Scant details on their website but you can expect: lots of clever-looking boxes with knobs and flashing lights, a raffle of things expensive, trade stands from such as Yaesu and Icom, aerials, electronic components, CB radios, special interest groups, family attractions, bring-and-buy stall, things to eat and drink and a lot of sweaty people of dubious personal hygiene. Access for the disabled. See the GNHF. Details from Radio User magazine.
,,   ,, Harvest Festival Services - 2.30pm, Family Service, 6pm, Thanksgiving Service, Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Barnsley Road, Denby Dale. Services led by Rev. Tony Walton. All together now: "We plough the fields and scatter, the good seeds on the land..." (Keep up). From poster.
Mon 27th
to Fri 31st
School Holiday - A week off, to return to school on Monday 3rd November.
See BMBC School Dates.
Mon 27th Harvest Festival Auction - 7pm, Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Barnsley Road, Denby Dale. Admission: Adults £2, Children £1. An auction of produce, entertainment and supper. Presumably, they will appreciate donations of produce. From poster.
Tues 28th Theatrical Auditions - 6.30pm, Details by calling the number below. This is for Penistone Centre Stage's production of 'When the Lights go on Again', next year and the auditions are for children aged 6 to 14 and young adults. For details, call 01226 370 121. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
Weds - Sat
29th - 1stNv
'Third Week in August' (Comedy Play) - Curtain up at 7pm, Shelley Village Hall. Tickets £5 from The Flying Ferret, McColls of Shelley and Shepley Newsagents. This is a comedy by Peter Gordon and is presented by Shepley/Shelley's Pierrot Players. From poster.
Weds 29th TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, No Meeting today - for Penistone History Group. From Flier.
Thurs 30th PCC By-Election - 7am to 10pm. Local election rooms and schools. Four to choose from: David Allen - English Democrats, Alan Billings - Labour Party, Jack Clarkson - UK Independence Party or Ian Walker - Conservative Party. See the Candidates or download a Roundup (pdf). BMBC PCC Page. See the PCC Election page after the count. From official notice.
  ,,   ,, Barnsley Local TV (BLTV) Recruitment - 6.30pm, Dodworth Miners' Welface Club. 'If you would like to join our group, or know someone who might be interested, please come along to our volunteers' recruitment night.' This is for Barnsley's on-line TV channel, which also includes the Penistone area. Facebook.
Fri - Sun
31st - 2ndNv
Ghost Trains - Various times from around 5pm, Kirklees Light Railway, Wakefield Road. Adults £7, Children £5. Booking recommended. Not suitable for children under three years old. 'Dare you climb aboard our Halloween Ghost Train for an evening of frights to scare even the strongest of souls? Test your nerves aboard our ghost train, taking you along our spooky line to the haunted woods!' More info, call 01484 865727. Full details on KLR website. From poster.
Fri 31st Hallowe'en Arts & Craft Day - 10am to 1pm, Community Centre, S36 6AR. A small charge will be made for each item. 'Design your own Hallowe'en goodies.' and 'Be there if you dare'. But, is it the same event as the 'Art and Craft Drop-in' below? From poster.
  ,,   ,, The Creation Station - 9.15am to 1pm, Community Centre. Tickets £7.50 per child - £6 for siblings (whatever that means!), refreshment included. It might be the same event as above as it appears to be in the same place but the times and charges are different. The itinerary is: 9.15am to 9.45am, Pumpkin Pie (6 months to 2 yrs); 10am to 10.45am, The Real Witch (2 to 5 yrs); 11am to noon, Creepy Castle (5 to 7 yrs). The next part of their poster might be the event above this one: Art & Craft Drop-in, £4 subject to availability (2 to 11 yrs). See their website. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Ghostbusters (Film) - 2pm, Paramount. Spooky classic for Hallowe'en, to get in the right mood for the Market Barn event at 5pm, also showing at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as Manhattan-based 'Paranormal Investigators'. See Paramount.
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Penistone coat of arms
Penistone Hallowe'en - 5pm to 8pm, Market Barn. Family fun. Child activity tickets £3 a child or £5 for a brace in advance (from the sponsors, The Arthouse Cafe or the website), otherwise £4 per child 'on the door', if you can find a door. Lots of spooktacular activities (included in ticket price) for children 4 to 11 years old, including: Dress the Mummy, Face Painting, Spooky Piñata, Terrifying Art & Crafts, Pin the Tail on the Black Cat, Best Carved Pumpkin competition, Dead Man's Last Meal, Pass the Pumpkin, Fancy Dress competition. Penistone Mayor, Cllr Steve Marsh will do some judging. Family-friendly and open to all, with music, food and drink available. Don't forget to bring the kids in fancy dress and a carved pumpkin for the competitions, judged around 7pm. Event sponsored very gorily by Butcher Residential and Harrington's Butchers, and organised by Penistone Round Table. Penistone Hallowe'en. From poster.
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Centenary of Penistone Town Hall (Private Function) - 7pm to 10pm, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount Theatre).
This is a milestone in Penistone's history. The building was financed by money raised from the community and was opened in 1914, following the opening of the new Carnegie Library in 1913. An adjacent Masonic Hall was built at the same time and shares the same centenary. Although a civic occasion, the centenary event is by invitation only. It is intended to copy the 1914 opening event as closely as practicable, including original speeches, food and drink. It will be attended by Kirklees Mayor Cllr Ken Smith, local councillors and others. The Chosen Ones will also hear Thurlstone Brass Band, as in 1914. This event was disregarded by the council-controlled sites: Pen Town Council, Pen FM and Paramount, althought the Paramount caught up later. BBC TV Look North featured an interview with Cinema Manager Brian Barnsley, who did well, and Barnsley Chronicle followed with an excellent article on the history and event. See the Town Hall History page for more.
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse for more details.
  ,,   ,, Musikzug Deutschherren - 7pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Haigh Lane, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JJ. Tickets £5 on the door or via HoylandSwaine Arts, Children free. Musikzug Deutschherren is a wind band from the village of Rachtig in the Mosel valley of Germany. Their name and distinctive uniforms are taken from the village's association with the medieval Knights of St John. 'An exciting concert of traditional German, popular and light classical music from these fine brass and woodwind musicians, visiting from the beautiful Mosel Valley in Germany'. Organised by HoylandSwaine Arts Group. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Night - 7pm, Traveller's Inn - The 'Fours', Oxspring. Free admission. Prizes for fancy dress and gamees. Buffet. More information, call 07830 608 216. From PFM.
  ,,   ,, 'Divas and Demons' - Starts 7pm until late, White Heart. £14.95 each for a 70's & 80's Disco Supper. Fancy Dress optional. See the White Heart for menu and details.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Night - 7.30pm, Generations Café and Bistro, St Mary's Street. Three-course menu for £20, call 76 1583 to book. Prize for the best Fancy Dress. Cafe Gen, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Disco & Barbecue - From 8pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone. Don't forget your fancy dress. From sandwich board.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Disco & Karaoke - From 8pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. Pie & Peas available for £3. Optional fancy dress. Blacksmith's Arms, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Entertainment - 9pm, The Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission but note that non-members must be signed in by current members and some memberships will have come to an end on 28th. Stuart Eden will provide the entertainment as singer and comedian (adult comedy), with 'Open the Box' and a prize for the best Fancy Dress (optional but all efforts appreciated). RBL. From poster.
  ,,   ,, All Hallows Evening. In other words, 'Hallowe'en'; the night before All Saints Day. Saints are 'Hallowed', you see, as in 'Holy'. But, the night before? Well, all hell breaks loose. Especially in the USA where it came from. Hallowe'en dates from about 1745 and is of Christian origin.

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November Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Bonfire Night and the Remembrance Parade and Ceremony are November's biggies. Also the PGS Remembrance Ceremony. Not quite so well-known is that Penistone's twinning with the Icelandic town of Grindavik is celebrated annually in Penistone Library on the last week of November.
Weds - Sat
Oc 29th - 1stst
'Third Week in August' (Comedy Play) - Curtain up at 7pm, Shelley Village Hall. Tickets £5 from The Flying Ferret, McColls of Shelley and Shepley Newsagents. This is a comedy by Peter Gordon and is presented by Shepley/Shelley's Pierrot Players. From poster.
Sat 1st TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are welcome. Wear old clothes that you can get acky; 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.
  ,,   ,, Open Church and Music - 2pm to 4pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Haigh Lane, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JJ. Admission appears to be by donation to MacMillan Nurses. Songs and music by Soprano Elizabeth Charlesworth with Hugh Finnigan on piano, performing 2.30pm to 3.30pm. View the newly restored pre-Raphaelite mural whilst listening to the music. Refreshments available. See 'Where can we go'.
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Penistone Community Bonfire - Opens 6.45pm, Fire lit 7.15pm, Fireworks 7.30pm, QEII Recreation Ground ('Showground'), Penistone. Adults £4 (pay at the gates), under 16s free. Hot food and drinks available, possibly bonfire toffee and parkin. Fireworks display provided by Sirotechnics who won an award in 2013. This community event is entirely run by volunteers and organised by Penistone Round Table (Facebook) with Penistone Fire Station. All proceeds to charity.
  ,,   ,, Plague of the Zombies and Dracula (Films) - 7.30pm, Paramount. Hammer House of Horror double bill. See Paramount.
  ,,   ,, 'Boom Room Blues' - 8.30pm, The George, Denby. Live Blues music (see Youtube clip). The George. Item from Facebook.
Sun 2nd Ghost Train (a proper one) - Depart 8.20am, Barnsley Railway Station, picking up at all stations on the Penistone Line. Tickets: Adults £40, Children £20, call Janet on 01484 660 560.
This is a specially chartered train, organised by the Penistone Line Partnership, who say: 'Join us on our Halloween themed train for a frighteningly scenic day from all stations on the Penistone line to Appleby and Carlisle along the famous Settle to Carlisle route.' According to the Barnsley Chronicle, it will stop at Appleby for those wishing to spend an afternoon in the Dales. There will be a Real Ale bar on board, with fluids from Mallinson's and Hand Drawn Monkey. Tea and coffee will be served by staff from the Huddersfield Station buffet. The return journey will have hot snacks. The return journey also has a stop at Settle. Arrives back in Barnsley at 7:50 pm. It appears to pick up and put down at Penistone. Funds raised will go towards Huddersfield and Barnsley branches of the Samaritans. See the Penistone Line Partnership. From a leaflet and Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, The 'Tin Bath' Steam Train - Was going to be 25th May but moved to this date at short notice. Departs Sheffield 1.30pm-ish to go over Penistone's 29-arch Viaduct at around 2pm. Previous steam-hauled trains have sometimes been several hours late. See the Tin Bath website.
Mon 3nd 'Service of Light' - 6pm, Penistone Church. For people to light a candle to remember loved ones who have passed away. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Make a Tote Bag - 6.30pm to 9.30pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. This class costs £25, including all materials. Learn the wet-felting technique in a class suitable for all abilities, guided by Elle Caldicott of 'The Handkerchief Tree'. Limited places, booking recommended. See The Arthouse for full details. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Ceramics Workshop - 7pm to 9pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. Class cost is £25 per person and includes all materials and firing of your work. Make your own porcelain tea light holder and some beautiful hanging decorations (perfect for Christmas!), tutored by local ceramicist Sarah Jones-Morris. Your creations will be fired and ready for you to collect a fortnight later! Limited places, booking recommended. See The Arthouse for full details. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Body Shop Evening - 7.30pm, Penistone Scout Hut, Wentworth Road. Admission £2 includes raffle ticket. Plenty of on-street parking. Body Shop is nothing to do with transplantable organs, it's mostly perfumes, creams and bath salts and the poster claims there will be discounts not available in their stores. Refreshments available. Proceeds to Penistone Scout Jamboree Fund. See Penistone Scouts for a very worthwhile organisation.
Weds 5th Guy Fawkes' Night - Usually some bonfires in the area on actual Bonfire Night. Time for toffee apples, bonfire toffee and potatoes baked in the ashes of the fire. Don't forget to dress up a Guy to burn on the fire. Read about Guido Fawkes.
  ,,   ,, Pie Day - Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 'Roman History in the Barnsley Area' (History group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr M Johnson, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
Thurs 6th 'Toffee Music' - Cancelled The singers have lost their voices but will come back in December.
8.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. From Facebook: 'Live music hall music from Mike Lydiat and Dave Markham helping to raise funds for Weston Park Cancer care. Dave being in remission from prostate cancer.'
Fri 7th
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Poppy Appeal RBLPGS War Memorial Remembrance Service - Assemble 10.30am with a parade from the school to the Memorial Stone by Penistone Grammar School's main road entrance. The Memorial Stone has names of ex-PGS pupils who fell in the Great War of 1914-1918. This centenary year gives it added resonance. The public and relatives of the fallen are invited to attend this small ceremony, which has wreath-laying and a roll call of the fallen, followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am for those who gave their lives in the service of our country. School Governor, Eva Birch, is tracking down relatives of the 28 former pupils who fell in WWI. Also in attendance will be: Penistone Mayor, Father David and others. Ample off-road parking. This annual event is the Friday before Remembrance Sunday. See Penistone RBL and Penistone Town Council
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse (Facebook) for more details.
  ,,   ,, The 'Counterfeit Sixties' Tribute Show - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £16, Box Office 76 7532. 'Re-live the sounds of the Swinging Sixties', with TV flash-backs from that decade. Music from: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Monkees and others. Band members have worked with: The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and other well-known groups who were popular at the time. See Counterfeit Sixties and The Paramount.
  ,,   ,, New Orleans Wiggle - Around 8.30pm, The Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission to this Holmfirth jazz band. Please note that non-members must be signed in by a current member. See RBL and New Orleans Wiggle.
Sat 8th RNLI Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, Lower Hall, Community Centre. That's all the poster says, without declaring who has organised it.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fayre - 10am to noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Admission £1.30 includes coffee and cake. That's all it says on the poster, without describing what will happen. Probably some pole dancing.
  ,,   ,, Joint Public Meeting (About the Penistone Railway Line) - 10.15am, Methodist Church Hall, Silkstone Common. The Penistone Line Partnership (PLP) and the Huddersfield - Penistone - Sheffield Rail Users' Association (HPSRUA) are having this joint meeting. More details on the PLP site. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Autumn Fair - Noon, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Stalls and lunches. Proceeds to St Andrew's. From poster.
Sun 9th
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Poppy Appeal RBLPenistone Remembrance Parade and Ceremony - Assemble 10.20am by Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane to set off in procession at about 10.40am. This is a parade of service and ex-service men and women, with representation from Police, Fire & Rescue, local dignitaries, RBL and the public. Thurlstone Brass Band will lead the parade, to join the public assembly by Penistone War Memorial outside Penistone Church. The Remembrance Ceremony will take place there, with wreath-laying and a roll call of the fallen, followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am for those who gave their lives in the service of our country. A Service of Remembrance will follow in Penistone Church. The first poppy day was 11th November 1921. See RBL Website and the Remembrance page on this website. Facebook also has a 'Lest We Forget' page.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Service - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Refreshments available.
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Poppy Appeal RBLThurlstone Remembrance Ceremony - Assemble for 10am at St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone.
There will be a short Remembrance Service, then proceed to the War Memorial at Towngate for wreath-laying and a roll call of the fallen, followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am for those who gave their lives in the service of our country. After the service, there will be light refreshments at the Crystal Palace. Donations from the refreshments will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. This is a new public event for the village following the installation of a new Memorial Stone this year. Everyone welcome. From Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Sunday Artisan Fayre - 10.30am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. Lots of great local handcrafted produce from Pies to Pictures and Real Ales to Driftwood houses. Live music, hot/cold food vendors and real ale. Always worth a look. A Fayre, Facebook, Email.
  ,,   ,, Zulu (film classic) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre (Penistone Town Hall), Shrewsbury Road. Price not given. This is one of the occasional Paramount Classics. Based on the true story of 140 soldiers in the British Army fending off 4,000 Zulu warriors in Netal. A very worthy cast headed by Michael Caine. Box office 76 7532, recorded information 76 2004. The Paramount Theatre.
  ,,   ,, JF Handel's Messiah - 6pm, Bullhouse Chapel. Admission price not stated on poster. Principals: Sarah Ogden - Soprano; Debra Ogden - Contralto; Chris Pulleyne - Tenor; Thom Meredith - Bass; Malcolm Hinchcliffe - Organ; Julian Wightman - Trumpet; Rebecca Robertson - Trumpet; Angela Costello - Cello; Donald Clarke - Orchestra Leader; Noël Clarke - Director.
Mon 10th Public Consultation Starts - for Barnsley's 'Local Plan' until Sunday 21st December.
The plan provides local planning policy for the future development of Barnsley (including our area) up to 2033. It sets out policies and sites to accommodate economic and housing growth in the borough. Once adopted, the Local Plan will become the statutory development plan and all decisions on planning applications will be made in accordance with it. See BMBC to download a questionnaire and see the dedicated Plan Consultation page.
Tues 11th Armistice Day - Two minutes of contemplative silence at 11am to remember those who gave their lives in the service of our country. People will stop what they are doing for a moment and there will be small ceremonies here and there. Radio 4 and other serious broadcasters will also observe this.
  ,,   ,, Book Launch - 7pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. This is to launch a book about the servicemen of Thurlstone and Hoylandswaine who fell in the Great War of 1914 - 1918. Andy Plummer of The Huntsman, Thurlstone writes on Facebook that 'These books will be available to purchase in the Huntsman at £8 each. The equivalent one for Penistone will also be available at £10 each.' Refreshments available. Apologies for giving the wrong location earlier.
Weds 12th TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, 'Great Halls and Houses' (history group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mrs H Outram, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
  ,,   ,, Open Evening (Penistone Scouts) - 7pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Meet scout leaders and key people in the local scouting movement. This evening is with a view to establishing Beaver & Cub Scout Sections in Thurlstone and Millhouse Green, given the increasing demand from the local housing (therefore population) explosion. Enquiries, call Bruce Meek on 07921 766 357 or email: bruce68@hotmail.co.uk. This item from PFM.
  ,,   ,, 'A History of Penistone Railways' (Video presentation) - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Admission £2. This is the second presentation on the theme by author, singer and humorist Dave Cherry, after a highly successful one in Penistone Library, in October. This one is organised via Penistone Camera Club and Mr Cherry will have his new novel 'The Woodhead Diaries' for sale, which is based on the harsh times of the construction of the old Woodhead Tunnels. Light refreshments available. This item based on and expanded from one from PFM.
Thurs 13th Charity Concert Tickets on Sale - Clark's Chemist, Market Street. Tickets are £8 each for the Charity Concert of Saturday 8th December at the Paramount. The concert is an evening of music and song from Skelmanthorpe Brass Band and New Mill MVC, organised by Denby Dale and District Rotary Club, which serves the wider Denby Dale and Penistone area.
Fri 14th Human Chain around the Church - 10.30am, Penistone Church. For the 11am funeral of the two little boys who had been murdered by their father. Penistone Community in support of their mum Claire. The message from Penistone Church read as follows:
'.. to show a tangible form of comfort and hope for Claire at this most terrible of times. Would all those available come to the church to form a ring around the church during the service, as a ring of protection, support and hope for the future. There seems to be no other way to show our support (many of us did not know the family) but we feel we should do something'
The Penistone Community pulled well together in support of this very sad and moving event at Penistone Church. It was well attended and received regional media coverage. This tragic crime has had a big impact on the community. Best wishes to Claire from us all.
  ,,   ,, Northern Soul Night - 7pm to midnight-ish, The Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8RX. Admission £4 for a great soul night. This is the 'Twilight Soul Club', with an original vinyl-only policy. Resident DJs are Jim Kenny, Brian Crossland and Dave Walter. Guest DJ for November is Ged Gibbons. Always the second Friday of the month.
  ,,   ,, Race Night - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green, S36 9NA. With Thurlstone Brass Band.
Sat 15th RBL Annual Poppy Dance - 7.30pm to 11.30pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Tickets £7.50. Admission by ticket only, available from The Venue, Penistone Royal British Legion, or via Derek Whitworth by calling 76 7776. With sequence, ballroom and party dancing with music by Trevor Pym, bar, raffle and spot prizes. There will also be a Pie & Peas supper and Vegetarian menu. Penistone RBL. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Italian Evening - Time not stated, HoylandSwaine Village Hall. Tickets £15 each includes a two-course meal and glass of wine (or non-alcoholic drink). Let Margaret Robertson know how many tickets you require, Tel. 01226 764206. She might also tell you what time it will start. Book early to avoid disappointment. Italian music sets the mood and you can sing along to good old Dean Martin. Organised by HoylandSwaine Arts Group. Proceeds to St John's Church, HoylandSwaine.
Sun 16th Bowling Club AGM - 11am, Bowling Club, Back Lane.
Mon 17th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). The public may attend and observe most of the meeting and possibly raise a point or two before the meeting starts. PTC meetings are always on the third Monday of the month, except for August, when there isn't a meeting. Penistone Town Council
  ,,   ,, Ceramics Workshop - 7pm to 9pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. Class cost is £25 per person and includes all materials and firing of your work. Make your own porcelain tealight holder and some beautiful hanging decorations (perfect for Christmas!), tutored by local ceramicist Sarah Jones-Morris. Your creations will be fired and ready for you to collect a fortnight later! Limited places, booking recommended. See The Arthouse for full details. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Coope, Boyes & Simpson (A-capella Trio) - Arrive 7.30pm for 8pm start, St Paul’s Church, Shepley, HD8 8AE. Tickets £14, The trio will sing 'In Flanders' Fields', based on the poem written by John McCrae who was killed on the Western Front in the Great War. See the Shepley Spring Festival site for tickets and more information. Also on Facebook.
Tues 18th Tree Planting Day - Website for details. The event is open to all and has been organised by the Trans-Pennine Trail volunteers (TPTcv). Wildlife champion Charlotte Grayson will be there on the Penistone - Dunford Bridge section of the Trail. Tea, coffee, biscuits and saplings provided. See also Facebook.
  ,,   ,,  Festive Bunting Class - 6.30pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. This class costs £30, including all materials. Make your own festive bunting and learn how to personalise it. 'This class requires you to bring your own sewing machine but, if you don't have one, please mention this when booking and we'll make sure that one is available on the night.' The class is suitable for all abilities, guided by Elle Caldicott of 'The Handkerchief Tree'. Limited places, so booking is highly recommended. See The Arthouse for full details. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,,  Movember Concert - 7pm, Spring Vale Junior School. Tickets £4 on the door, £3.00 with Moustache, real or false. Featuring Libby Driscoll, Rafters Ukulele Ensemble, Lana & the Lion and Crazy Heart. Refreshments and Raffle. All proceeds go to the Movember charity.
Weds - Sat
19th to 22nd
'Hairspray' - 7.15pm each evening and 2.15pm Saturday Matinee, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £10, conc. £9, call the Box Office on 76 7532 to book early. Another lively production by Razzmatazz Community Youth Musical Theatre Company (or Group), which is in dire need of a much shorter name. How about 'Raz'? Facebook. The Paramount Theatre.
Weds 19th 'Vietnam' (Penistone History group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr M Cook, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
  ,,   ,,  Pen Ladies' Circle, New Members' Evening - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall. This is the Round Table's 'Penistone Ladies' Circle', for women aged 18 to 45, to make friends, have fun and support their community. 'We are looking for women like you!' They meet on the first Wednesday of the month. 'Come along, have a glass or two and meet us!' Call 07974 780 999 or Email for information or to confirm your place. Pen Ladies' Circle and Facebook. From poster.
Thurs - Sun
20th to 23rd
‘Art at the Altar’ - Thurs/Fri 10.15am to 8pm, Sat 10.15am to 5pm, Sun 11am to 5pm, Penistone Church. Free admission. The tills open at noon on Sunday. Hensteeth art group presents this year's annual event for its tenth year. Exhibition and sale of quality art and hand-crafted gifts from local artists. Also a raffle, entertainment and refreshments. Exhibitors can register via the Hens Teeth website, at £30 entry. Preview evening is Wednesday 19th.
Thurs 20th Christmas Shopping Fayre - 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley. 'Need Ideas for Christmas Presents? In aid of our £100k Challenge for The Lullaby Trust we are holding our first Christmas Shopping Night. Come and Browse our stalls for unique and interesting gift ideas and help us raise some money towards our target. If you would like to showcase your wares, stalls are available for a £10 donation to the charity, please message us (Facebook) if you are interested, or email for details: alexanderscharityball@gmail.com' The Lullaby Trust is in memory of Alexander Richardson, who died unexpectedly at the age of 17 months, leaving behind a healthy twin brother. In honour of what would be his tenth birthday in September 2015, his mum Nicola aims to raise £100,000 to fund new research, to identify common markers in babies dying over the age of 12 months.
  ,,   ,, Poetry Evening - Opens 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. Free admission. Readings by local poetry group Penistone Poets, starting from 7:30pm. Hot drinks and light snacks available. See The Arthouse for full details. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, 'Do You Remember the Izal Factory' (History Talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Community Centre. A talk by speaker Joan Jones for Thurgoland History Group, which is bound to include the most unusable toilet paper ever invented. All are welcome, as long as you promise to wash your hands afterwards. More details from Maurice 01142 883 482 or Julie 01142 830 613. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Fri 21st Last Date for Bookings - For the Children's Trip to 'Sundown Adventureland' - Time and departure point not given on the poster on the PTC noticeboard. See Friday 19th December for pricing details. Tickets on sale up to this date, unless sold out. Organised by Penistone Children's Centre. Call 76 1317 for info and bookings.
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse for full details. (Facebook)
Sat 22nd Barnsley MB Council's LDP Draft Proposals - 10am to Noon, Market Cruck Barn. Also repeated on Thursday 4th December, 10am to 4pm, in the Town Hall. View Barnsley MB Council's draft proposals for the borough LDP (which affects us) and make comments. It is important for local residents to give this some input before Barnsley MB Council walks all over us. Also available in the Library. LD Plan Consultation.
  ,,   ,, Green Moor Church Fair - 10am to 1pm, Green Moor Church. Free admission. Refreshments, tombola, white elephant stall, FairTrade, raffle, books, cakes, buns, nearly new sale, name the animal and a lot more besides. All are welcome. From poster, which adds: 'Contributions to the stalls would be welcome' and 'Please support your local church.'
  ,,   ,, 'Christmas Coffee Morning' - From 10.30am, Manor Farm, 37 Bank Lane, Upper Denby. Admission price not given on the poster. With festive refreshments, crafts, gifts and cakes. Proceeds to Shepley Brass Band.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fair 2014 - 11am to 1pm, Denby First School. There is a lot going on, with a Santa's Grotto, cake stall (with all the home-made favourites such as mince pies and butterfly buns, etc.), food and drinks stalls, games, tombola, raffle, crafts and much more. The poster was signed by Aimee.
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield versus Sheffield Wednesday - 12.15pm. Best to see this local football derby in a pub or club for the atmosphere.
  ,,   ,, 'Toffee Duo' - From 4.30pm, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. 'Fabulous food and entertainment.' Donations welcome. The poster alludes to Weston Park but does not explicitly say that the proceeds will go to them.
  ,,   ,, Holmfirth Christmas Lights Switch-on - 5pm, Market Square, HD9 3AZ. This is on the balcony of the Riverside Shopping Centre overlooking Market Square, adjacent to Holmfirth Bus Station. Festive Fun & Music, Santa's Grotto, Festive Food & Drink, Parade with Celebrities, Switch On, Fireworks and closing events. That's how to do it.
The Itinerary: Mini fairground opens at 1.30pm, Santa on his sleigh at 2pm, Santa's Grotto at the car park 2.20pm to 4pm, Shop window display judging at 3pm, 'Drama on the balcony' at 4pm, Torshlight procession led by a brass band at 4.30pm, Lights Switdh-on at 4pm, Fireworks and band music at 5.15pm, Close-down at 5.30pm. Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7.15pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets £7 (includes refreshments) available from Ann Coles (Secretary) 76 4281, ask a choir member or on the door. An evening of song with Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook) and Thurnscoe Harmonic MVC, who have performed together before, most notably for the BBC.
  ,,   ,, Sabre (Local 1960s Rock Band) - 9pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Road. This one gets the Penpictorial Seal of Approval. A good night is guaranteed. PCFC, Sabre Facebook.
Mon 24th Coffee Morning - 11am to 1pm, Community Centre lower hall, Church Street. Tea, coffee, cake, soup and toasties. The poster says: 'Come along and help put a smile on a child's face this Christmas! Even make your own box! We have everything you need to create your own!' All proceeds will go towards Samaritan's Purse 'Operation Christmas Child'. The poster does not explain much but it is a Christian organisation which sends shoe boxes containing gifts to poor children in poor countries.
Weds 26th TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, 'The Queen That Never Was' (history group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr D Templeman, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
  ,,   ,, Public Meeting (About the Hartcliff Hill Development) - 7pm to 9pm, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, S36 9DF. Organised by Cllr Kevin Steel, this is a general, open meeting to hear local residents' views, concerns and updates about the Persimmon development on Hartcliff Road which has now been approved for development by Barnsley Council, subject to a variety of conditions. The Blue Room has been reserved for the meeting FoC (but please buy a drink!) Angela Smith MP and Penistone Town Council have been invited. Residents concerned about building encroachment on our countryside might like to attend. (Facebook Persimmoff)
  ,,   ,, Lancashire Day - It's only fair to plug our neighbouring county once in a while. Musn't overdo it. Lancashire Day.
Fri 28th Yummy Yorkshire Christmas Market - 5pm to 7pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Co., Delph House Farm, above Ingbirchworth, HD8 8XY. Meet Santa (arriving on a tractor at 6pm), do some Christmas shopping or get a hamper. With Thurlstone Brass Training Band. Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream
  ,,   ,, Life Drawing Class - 7pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £10 for a two-hour session with regularly changing models (female and male). British comic book artist Peter Doherty is the leader. All are welcome, at all ability levels. See The Arthouse for more details.
  ,,   ,, 60s & 70s Theme Night - 8pm, The Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. Website says: 'Fancy Dress .. Disco Music.. 70’s Quiz.. Karaoke.. All are welcome.' Also that they are having a theme night on the last Friday of each month. For further information or to book a Christmas meal, call 76 2211. See Blacksmith's Arms (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, RBL Friday Forum - (Time coming soon), The Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. This is for current members of the club. RBL.
Sat 29th Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Methodist Centre. Admission £1 includes refreshments. Cake stall, bric-a-brac, toy stall, raffle and tombola. From poster.
  ,,   ,, St John's Christmas Fayre - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Church. Produce, cakes, books, bric-a-brac, Christmas gifts, other stalls, raffles, tea and coffee served from 10am to 11.30am, light lunches (not usually a vegetarian option) from noon to 1.30pm. 'Please come and support your local church'. Penistone C of E.
  ,,   ,, Young Driver Training Session - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. For 11 to 17 year olds, £31.99 for half-hour and £59.95 for one-hour training sessions. Bookings via the PGS link on the Young Driver website (Directions). From the PGS What's On page.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Auction - 8pm, Dunkirk Inn, Dunkirk (Between Upper Denby and Denby Dale). Any kind donations can be left at the Dunkirk pub or collected Saturday morning by calling 01484 862 646. This event is in aid of Denby Cricket Club (F'book) Denby Lane, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE.
Sun 30th SRGF Christmas Fayre - 1oam to Noon, Gosling Moor Farm, Street Lane, Wortley. Live music from Anything Goes Orchestra (Facebook).Christmas shopping for family and pets with stalls, family fun and Santa with his reindeer. This event is in aid of Sheffield Retired Greyhound Fund (SRGF). From Penistone Marketeers (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Traditional Christmas Market - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Free admission. The poster calls it a: 'Fun day for all the family'. Forty stalls selling gifts for Christmas. Coffee and cake and a Sunday Carvery. 'Start your Christmas shopping with goodies galore at our Christmas Market.' For more information or to book a stall, call 01142 882 100 Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, RBL Branch AGM - 10.45am, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. All members welcome. Members wishing to stand for election, please enter your position, name and membership number on a form on the RBL noticeboard. RB Legion.
  ,,   ,, Santa Trains - On three Penistone Line journeys. Santa and his little helpers will be aboard the Christmas-decorated train to this schedule: 10.11am (Penistone 10.46am) Huddersfield to Sheffield; 12.35pm (Penistone 1.23pm) Sheffield to Huddersfield; 2.11pm (Penistone 2.46pm) Huddersfield to Sheffield. Sherry and mince pies for the adults and goodies for the children. This has been organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. From a railway station poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Food Fayre - Talbot Suite, White Heart, Penistone Bridge. Stall holders call 01226 76 2843. White Heart.
  ,,   ,, Pie and Pea Walk - Sets off at 11.30am, The George, Denby. Refreshing circular walk finishing back at The George for home-made Pie, Peas and Roast Potatoes at £5 each. The George.
  ,,   ,, Christmas on the Green - From 4pm, Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green. 'Join us for the Christmas Lights switch-on, mince pies and mulled wine', it says on the poster. Also: 'Don't forget your letters to Santa'.

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December November - (Calendar website). Poster-makers, remember - Who, What, Where, When, and Why.
This Month SparklesOf course, Christmas dominates the month, its commercial side having started in October. Lots of Fairs and Fayres.
'... Tis the season to eat holly, tra-la-la-la-la .. la-la-la-la ...', so the song (almost) goes.
Mon 1st Carol Train - On two Penistone Line journeys. From Railway Station poster. Penistone Line Partnership.
Depart 7.50pm from Penistone Station to Silkstone Common (the 7.16pm train from Hudders). Then drool with a beer or two by a log fire at the Station Inn, Silkstone Common before coming home, 9.18pm, Silkstone Common to Penistone.
Tues 2nd PGS Musical Concert - 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Penistone Grammar School. Tickets £2.50 from the school. The concert forms part of the students’ Music Assignment and is for people of all ages, featuring very talented up-and-coming musicians. Refreshments and merchandise available. All proceeds to Barnsley Hospice. For further information and tickets, call 76 2114 (PGS Main Reception) or Email: BethanyArnold@outlook.com. This item from PFM Events.
  ,,   ,, 'Needle Felt a Festive Friend' - 6.30pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £25 per person including all materials. Yes, I also had to read that twice, so it wasn't just you who thought that. The Needle Felt class is suitable for beginners and is guided by Elle Caldicott of 'The Handkerchief Tree'. Limited places, booking is essential. Please call the cafe on 01226 805122. See The Arthouse for full details. (Facebook)
Weds 3rd 'The Wire mills of Thurgoland' (history group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and one biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr M Williams, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fayre - 6.30pm to 9pm, St John's Junior School. A variety of stalls, mostly from local businesses such as: hand-made crafts, children's and ladies' fashions, jewellery, candles, tea, coffee, wine, soft drinks and more. Proceeds from the raffle go to the Firefighters' Charity.
  ,,   ,, Hacketts' Christmas Flower Evening - 7.30pm, Thurgoland School. Tickets £4. Flower arranging demonstration, gifts, a raffle prize by Hacketts of Penistone, mulled wine and mince pies. Proceeds to the school. Twitter.
  ,,   ,, Bauble'Sweet Bells' - 8pm to 11pm, The Huntsman, Manchester Road, Thurlstone. A carol night with a difference. Come and sing along to the traditional Chrismas songs of South Yorksire and North Derbyshire. Includes a sharp performance of the Derby Tup mumming play by the world famous Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers. The title of this item comes from a variant of 'While Shepherds Watched', with a local version of the chorus, so it wasn't whisky after all. Enquiries, call: 76 4892. The Huntsman, Facebook.
Thurs 4th
Market Day
Coffee Morning - From 10am, Penistone Church. This will be the first in a series of coffee mornings held in conjunction with Age UK Barnsley. This item from a poster and Facebook:
'This will continue on the first Thursday of each month. You will remember the success of the big Chin Wag so we have decided to make this regular event. Everyone is welcome. If you are interested or have a family member who would like to come we can promise you friendship and chatter with lots of information available.'
  ,,   ,, The Salvation Army Choir - 10.30am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 1.30pm, Market Cruck Barn.
Get into the Christmas spirit with one of the more genuine charities that actually does some good. Also a Christmas tombola.
  ,,   ,, Barnsley MBC LDP Draft Proposals - 2pm to 4pm, Penistone Town Hall (presumably the Information Centre). BMBC's proposals for their Local Development Plan will open our countryside to further housing expansion. Replies must be received by midnight on Sunday, 11 January. See BMBC's LDP Consultation Page. The proposals are also supposed to be available to view in Penistone Library. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Charity Fashion Show - 7.30pm, Penistone Scout Hut, Wentworth Road. Admission £3. Clothes of all shapes and sizes for people of all shapes and sizes. By Nottingham-based SOS Charity Fashion Shows. This item from PFM.
Fri 5th to
Sun 21st
Santa's Sleigh Run - Various times, various places. See the Round Table's Sleigh Run page for full details, then get ready to throw some money. This annual event by the Round Table raises large amounts of money for local charities and good causes. (Charity No 1051588).
Weekend
6th - 7th
Twelve Days of Christmas (Community Event) - Sat 10am to 4pm; Sun 1pm to 4pm, Holy Trinity Church, Denby Dale. £1 admission with programme, additional £3 for Saturday Concert ticket. This is a community event featuring displays by local groups and businesses, with a 2pm Saturday afternoon concert by the Denby Dale Ladies' Choir. Entertainment, raffle and tombola. Saturday lunches and refreshments.
Sat 6th 'The Memory Tree' - 10am to 1pm, Dyson Funeral Service (Former Moxon's DIY shop), Barnsley Road, Bridge End. An opportunity to place a snowflake or other token on a branch of the Memory Tree, in memory of love ones who have passed away. Refreshments available. More information, call Dysons: 76 2481.
  ,,   ,, TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Féte (Kids' Craft) - 11am to 2pm, Thurgoland Church. From Poster.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Grotto - Noon to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 5.30pm, Hackett's Florist, Church Street. Bookings, call 76 2241. Hackett's.
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BaubleCarols and Christmas Lights - Carols 2.30pm to 4pm in the Market Cruck Barn, at the Saturday Market. Then scurry around to Penistone Church before 4pm to watch Penistone Mayor Cllr Steve Marsh switching on the Christmas lights. Millhouse Green MVC will bring the crowd to a high pitch of merriment, singing Christmas carols. Shivering ankle-biters will forget their predicament as Penistone Round Table's Santa and assorted little helpers come around the corner on the sleigh, usually to a count-down by the Mayor. This event is traditionally on the first Saturday of December. RT are very good fund-raisers and donate generously to local charities. This event is traditionally on the first Saturday of December. See Penistone Town Council and the Round Table link above for Santa's sleigh run details.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Lights Switch-on - 5pm, Bottom of Wellhouse Avenue, Ingbirchworth. Santa will be arriving on his sleigh and Shepley Band will be be playing Christmas carols, now that they can discover where and when from the re-vamped poster which actually tells you something useful. Also mince pies and mulled wine. 'Come along, meet friends and have a good sing!'
  ,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Ticket price not stated in Look Local but tickets are available from Wortley village shop, with proceeds going towards Wortley RUFC (FB) (which has only been going ten years) and to church funds. The Wheatsheaf Singers women's choir will sing popular Christmas carols and songs.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, Cawthorne Parish Church. A concert by Cawthorne Choir, but 'with special guests enlightening us with their brass assemble (ensemble?) and a repertoire of delightful music alongside the choir of Cawthorne Choral society'.
Sun 7th Christmas Event - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Top Forge, Forge Ln, Wortley Village, S35 7DN. Admission charge applies but the price is not advertised. See, hear and smell working steam machines. Refreshments available. Tel 01142 817 991. WT Forge.
  ,,   ,, WI Carol Service - 2.30pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Chapel. Refreshments follow in the School Hall. This branch of the Women's Institute has invited members from the surrounding area to join in. The Barnsley Chronicle message reads 'All Welcome', so it's not just for the WI.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band - 3pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone.
  ,,   ,, 'The Last Laugh Comedy Club' - 8pm, The Paramount. Stong language, over 18s only. Prices on website. This evening is quickly booked up, so secure your seat by calling the Box Office, 76 7532 (your seat will need to be secure for this event). Toby Foster of Radio Sheffield is Master of Ceremonies and introduces his fellow rib-ticklers, Rich Wilson, Damien Ryan and Justin Moorhouse. The Paramount says: 'As some comics are workshy layabouts all bills are subject to change.'
Mon 8th Tabletop Sale - 11.30am to 1.30pm, Penistone Sports Centre. Contact details obscured on poster.
Tues 9th 'Needle Felt a Festive Friend' - 6.30pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. £25 per person including all materials. The Needle Felt class is suitable for beginners and is guided by Elle Caldicott of 'The Handkerchief Tree'. Limited places, booking is essential. Please call the cafe on 01226 805122. See The Arthouse for full details. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - 7.15pm, Silkstone Methodist Church. A performance by the Silkstone Ladies' Choir. No further details. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Weds - Sat
10th to 14th
AngelChristmas Tree Festival - Noon to 4pm (Fri, Noon to 9pm), St John the Evangelist's Church, Haigh Lane, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JJ. Light lunches, tea, cakes and craft stalls. Friday evening has backgound entertainment from the School Choir and German-style Christmas nibbles with German mulled wine (Glühwein). Additional Christmas Fair stalls on Saturday. Show off your creative skills or draw attention to your organisation, etc., in decorating a Christmas tree. This is more of a community event than a competition and is open to individuals, families, organisations and businesses. Details and the application form from HoylandSwaine Arts Group. Your tree must not be bigger than 6 foot (does not say which way) and can be made of any material. This is also a chance to view the newly restored pre-Raphaelite mural. . Email or call 76 5579.
Weds 10th TPTcv Workday - Usually 10am to about 4.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail (Various locations). See the website for details. All are 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.
  ,,   ,, 'Music Hall Special' (History Group talk) - Registration 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission to Penistone History Group includes tea and a biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. A talk by Mr J Wills, organised by Penistone History Group. No website. From Flier.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Festive Fair and Lights Switch-on - 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Thurgoland School. A glorious shopping event with stalls for: crafts, gifts, arty things, Italian designer ladies' fashions, home furnishings, children's wear, candles, jewellery, pet products, hand-made wooden reindeer and personalised Christmas stockings. Also a Santa's Grotto with £2 tickets per child, from the School Office. This is their first fair in many a year and a fund-raiser for the school. Twitter.
  ,,   ,, Carols at the Tesco - 6pm to 9pm, Tesco Food Supermarket, Penistone. With Thurlstone Brass Band.
Thurs 11th Penistone Area Council - 10am, Council Chamber, Town Hall (Two doors up from Paramount). Residents may observe the meeting and have an opportunity to raise a point or two after the meeting. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Charity Coffee Morning with Carols - Time not specified, Penistone Church. Supporting the Embrace charity (1076329), which supports seeks to improve the lives of vulnurable and disadvantaged people in the Middle East. Note that Embrace UK has a similar name but appears to have different aims in supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. From leaflet
  ,,   ,, 'The History of Music Hall and Variety' (History Talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Community Centre. A talk by speaker John Wallis for Thurgoland History Group.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choir - 7pm, Weaver's Court. From the warbling vocal chords of Penistone Church choir. Penistone Church.
Fri 12th Christmas Fayre - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, opposite the top of Ward Street. Stalls and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds to the residents' fund. For info, call 76 2092. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm to 9pm, RBL Club, St Mary's Street. With carol singing, mince pies and a raffle. Please note that non-members must be signed in by a current member. With Thurlstone Brass Band.
  ,,   ,, 'Spirit of Christmas' - 6.30pm for 7pm start, All Saints' Church, Church Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4HQ. With Cawthorne Brass Band. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, The 'Spa 493' Grand Opening - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone 1 (aka The Gateway), by St Mary's Street Roundabout.
This is a new beauty parlour in the new offices and shops development on St Mary's Street. '20% off all bookings and gifts for launch night guests.' ... 'The salon offers a variety of treatments, from all your essential maintenance beauty treatments to blissful, relaxing holistic massages and facials. More details, call 07970 139 748 (temporary number), Email: info@thespa493.com. See website.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Party Night (Northern Soul) - 7pm to Midnight, The Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. 'Door Tax' £4. The Twilight Soul Club meets on the second Friday of each month, in the Pie Hall. 'A warm welcome is guaranteed!'
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - 7.15pm, Emmanuel Church, Shelley. Tickets on the door (price not stated). Penistone Ladies' Choir (F'book) in concert with Hobson's Chorus, all led by Jane Hobson. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel. Tickets £5 on the door. A performance by the Phoenix Singers Ladies' Choir. Also mulled wine and mince pies. Enquiries, call: 01226 891 093.
  ,,   ,, 'A Christmas Cracker' - 7.30pm, St John's Church, Upper Denby. Tickets in advance and on the door, £6.50, includes refreshments, under 16s free, available from the Village Stores, Ingbirchworth and The George Inn, Upper Denby. This will be a rollicking good evening with a concert by Bolsterstone MVC (celebrating 80 years) and the City of Sheffield Brass Ensemble. Come along and sing your favourite carols. From poster.
Sat 13th Santa at Birds Edge - 11am to 1pm, Village Hall, Birdsedge. £3 per child includes a present. You are allowed to spell Birdsedge both ways, like I do. Stalls for: jams, cakes, hand-made items and Birds Edge Christmas gifts. Also Coffee and lunches. From poster bearing an exceptionally rotund Santa.
  ,,   ,, 'A Compton Christmas Cracker' - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Admission £8.50. A grand Christmas performance on the Compton Organ, with Kevin Grunhill and Andrew Nix. Penistone Cinema Organ Trust. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Children's Christmas Party - 2.30pm to 5pm, Thurlstone School Hall. Tickets £3 per child (includes a gift from Santa), available from Thurlstone Community Group or Daisy Chains pre-school. Traditional party games and party dancing with Santa's elves. Hosted by Thurlstone Community Group. From TCG Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Compton Christmas Cracker' (organ concert) - 2.30pm, Paramount. Limited tickets remaining, £8.50 online from the Paramount or by calling 76 7532. The concert features Andrew Nix and Kevin Grunill playing the Compton Cinema Pipe Organ. Organ Trust This item from the Organ Trust Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Performance - 7pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church. Admission £8. A concert by Denby Dale Ladies' Choir (DDLC) with Skelmanthorpe MVC. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Charity Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Admission £8, on the door or via the Box Office, 76 7532. An evening of music and song from Skelmanthorpe Brass Band and New Mill MVC. This event is organised by Denby Dale and District Rotary Club, which serves the wider Denby Dale and Penistone area. It meets 7pm, most Mondays at the Woodman, Thunderbridge, is very active and gives generously to local good causes. What a shame it clashes with ...
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert 'with Guests' - 7.15pm, Penistone Church. Admission £7 includes refreshments, from Ann Coles 76 4281 or Derek Richards 01226 287 226. Millhouse Green MVC in concert with Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook). In aid of the Starlight Children's Foundation (Charity for terminally ill children). Penistone C of E.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, Cawthorne Village Hall, Tivydale, Cawthorne, S75 2EH. Tickets £4 for adults, pay on the door. Under 17s free. Ticket includes refreshments. With Cawthorne Brass Band. All welcome. See Cawthorne Village website.
Sun 14th Christmas Artisan Fayre - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Market Cruck Barn, S36 6BS. Free entry. The Artisan Fayre presents an array of stalls with over fifty exhibitors. With high quality arts, crafts and food from around Yorkshire, live music, soup, BBQ, mulled wine, mince pies and real local ales. Always worth a look but especially in the run-up to Christmas. A Fayre, Facebook, Email.
  ,,   ,, Nativity Service - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Refreshments available.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 2pm, St Anne's Church, Carlecotes. Penistone Church
  ,,   ,, Christmas Tea Party (for Penistone and Thurlstone Team Ministry) - 4pm, Penistone Church. FoC but donation basket in a prominent place. This is aimed at church-goers but, presumably, the more the merrier. Family fun, traditional party games, social chatter, buffet and some carol singing. The Team Ministry covers Carlecotes, Midhopestones, Oxspring, Penistone and Thurlstone. Penistone Church, Facebook. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. Led by Dr Philip Bee. Refreshments available. All welcome. From poster.
Mon 15th Singing Concert - 7pm to 8pm, Spring Vale School. Penistone Children's Choir will perform with Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council - 7pm, Council Chamber, Town Hall (Two doors up from Paramount). Residents may observe most of the meeting and will have the opportunity to raise a point or two (minuted) before the meeting starts. Pen Town Council
  ,,   ,, PGS Carol Service - 7pm, Penistone Church. A service for Penistone Grammar School. Penistone Church.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green. Admission price not given. Millhouse Green MVC.
Tues 16th 'Carols by Candlelight' - Time not given, White Heart, by Penistone Bridge. A choral concert by Denby Dale Ladies' Choir.
Weds 17th Carol Singing Around Thurgoland - Start 6pm from the Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, 'Carols @ Tesco' - 6pm, Penistone Tesco, Tescopoly Drive, off St Mary's Street Roundabout (they still haven't named the road). This will be performed by Thurlstone Brass Band's Training Band and everyone is welcome to join in with the carols, such as:
"Glorio-o-o-o-o-o--o--o-o-o-o-o--o--o-o-o-o-o--o--o-o-o-o-o--o--o-o-o-o-o--orrriiaaaah!, Hosannah in Exchelsis", type of thing. Second thoughts, don't.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Shopping Fund-Raiser - 6.30pm to 9pm, Millhouse Primary School. Usual stalls: gifts, clothing, etc. Proceeds to the Fire-fighters' Charity. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs 18th 'Christmas Cracker Coffee Morning' - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Church. Everybody is invited for complementary tea or coffee, mulled wine and mince pies. Also Soup & Roll available at dinnertime. Sponsored by Penistone Tesco supermarket. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Carols with Cawthorne Brass Band - From 8pm, The Dog and Partridge, Bord Hill, A628. With Cawthorne Brass Band. The food side is fully booked up but all are welcome to come along, listen to the band and join in the carols. D and P, Facebook.
Fri - Sat
19th & 20th
Enchanted Winter Wonderland - Friday 4pm to 9pm; Saturday Noon to 9pm, last entry 8pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Advance tickets £4, family £12, call 07969 225 569. An interactive and magical experience in their enchanted forest. Skating rink, fairground attractions, Santa's Grotto, train rides, stalls, food and drink. See Cannon Hall events (Facebook). From a rather late poster.
Fri 19th Children's Trip to 'Sundown Adventureland' - Time and departure point not given on the poster on the PTC noticeboard. All fees to be paid up front. Trip costs £5 per person and admission costs £6 per adult. Children also £6 which includes a Christmas ride and to see Santa for a gift. Under 2s free or £2.50 more if they want to do the ride and Santa. Tickets on sale up to 21st November unless sold out. Organised by Penistone Children's Centre. Call 76 1317 for info and bookings.
  ,,   ,, Yummy Yorkshire Christmas Market (Late Night Opening) - 5.30pm to 9.30pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Co., Delph House Farm, first wind turbine on the left above Ingbirchworth, HD8 8XY. Ample parking but observe the one-way system. Meet Santa and do some Christmas shopping or get a hamper. Live music by the local young singer-songwriter and guitarist, Toby Burton, as you shop and indulge in the festive fayre served in the coffee shop. Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carols at the Rag - 9pm, The Rag (aka The Fountain Inn), Wellthorne Lane, Ingbirchworth. This is a very old tradition in our area and it is being continued by Bolsterstone MVC. All of the usual Christmas and local favourites to join in with, including, as always, The Holmfirth Anthem, 'Pratty Flowers'.
Sat 20th Young Driver Training Session - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. For 11 to 17 year olds, £31.99 for half-hour and £59.95 for one-hour training sessions. Bookings via the PGS link on the Young Driver website (Directions). From the PGS What's On page.
  ,,   ,, RBL Membership Cards - Over the Christmas period, all current members of the Royal British Legion are being asked to be able to produce their membership cards on request at the reception desk.
  ,,   ,, Wortley Folk Club Carols - Doors open 7.30pm, Starts 8.15pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Wortley Folk Club meets every third Saturday of the month in Stocksbridge. It used to meet in Wortley and kept the name but was originally the Cupola Folk Club when it was in Grenoside. From poster.
Sun 21st December Solstice. The shortest day of the year.
  ,,   ,, Last Minute Christmas Market - 11am to 5pm, Market Cruck Barn. Live music, children's entertainment, hot and cold food, real ale bar and Santa. A wide range of stalls, to grab those nearly-forgotten gifts.
  ,,   ,, Pop-up Christmas Gifts Event - Noon to 4pm, White Hart by Penistone Bridge. Original gifts, treats, Christmas cake and mulled wine. Book-signing by Millie Johnson and Santa will be there 2pm to 3pm. White Hart.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 3pm, St James' Church, Midhopestones. Penistone Church, Facebook
  ,,   ,, Mayor’s Civic Carol and Christingle Service - 6.30pm, Penistone Church. Nativity service and Christmas carols for all the family with Penistone Mayor Cllr Steve Marsh in attendance - and no doubt in a good singing voice. Everyone is welcome. From Facebook and The Bridge church magazine.
Mon 27th to
Fri 2nd Jan
Christmas School Holiday - Two weeks off, return Monday 5th January 2015.
See BMBC School Dates.
Tues 23rd Christmas Craft and Drama Day (For children) - 11am to 3pm, Thurgoland Church. From Poster.
  ,,   ,, Colin's Top 50 Countdown - From 8pm on local PFM radio, 95.7MHz. Join Colin Geldard as he plays his 'Hall of Fame' Top 50, as submitted by listeners and Facebook.
Bauble Seasonal RBL Opening Times. Members of Penistone Royal British Legion are asked to keep their membership cards with them over this period.
  • Christmas Eve - 11am to Midnight;
  • Christmas Day - 11.45am to 2pm;
  • Boxing Day - 11am to 11.30pm;
  • New Year's Eve - 11am to half past midnight;
  • New Year's Day - 11am to 11pm.
Weds 24th Christmas Family Service - 6pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Carols Around the Tree - 6pm, Birdsedge near the Village Hall on the main road. With refreshments in Village Hall afterwards and the Bar will be open. 'Hopefully warmer than last year! If too cold, it will take place in the hall.' B Village Hall.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 6.30pm, Penistone Church. Flex those vocal chords. Penistone Church, Facebook
  ,,   ,, Christmas Midnight Mass - 11.30pm, Penistone Church. From leaflet. Penistone Church, Facebook
Thurs 25th BaubleChristmas Day - Gather the family round for Christmas Dinner, prezzies, sloe gin and mulled ǝuıʍ. Listen to uncle's bad jokes and laugh at the wrong moments. Have a good one, everybody. My best Christmas wishes to you all.
  ,,   ,, Christmas 'Service of the Word' - 10am, Penistone Church. From leaflet. Penistone Church, Facebook
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eucharist - 10am, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Visible - 4.30pm and 6.05pm, In the Sky. If you missed it on Christmas Eve, look SW if the sky is clear from about 4.30pm. It moves very fast towards ESE and hopefully visible for four minutes. It might be visible again for two minutes about 6.05pm. (ISS)
Fri 26th Carols @ Thurlstone - Meet 9.30am, playing until Noon, Opposite St Saviour's Church, Manchester Road, S36 9QP. Open air performances around the village. Thurlstone Brass Band demonstrates once again that it isn't just their instruments that are made of brass in the cold weather.
  ,,   ,, Carols @ the Legion - 1pm to 2pm, The Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. If they have thawed out after performing around their village, Thurlstone Brass Band will serenade the drooling topers of this venerable and august private members' club. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Carols @ White Heart - 2.30pm to 3.30pm, The White Heart, by Penistone Bridge, S36 7AH. Concluding their marathon of music, Thurlstone Brass Band will perform to the lively merriment of the Horaces and the Henriettas of the White Heart.
  ,,   ,, Rockwood Harriers Boxing Day Meet - Assemble from 11am, set off at noon. The George Inn, Upper Denby. Rockwood Harriers. This is a very old local tradition in our area and there is usually a good crowd to watch the 'hunters' in their 'hunting green' finery. The Harriers were established in 1868 by Walter Norton of Denby Dale.
Sun 28th
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BaubleTinsel Tractor Run - Depart 10.30am Prompt, arrive back 2.30pm-ish, Co-op Car Park, Holmfirth. If we have to cancel due to the weather, we will put a post on the Tractor Run's Facebook by 9am, Sunday morning at the latest. Don’t forget your tinsel and to wrap up warm. All vehicles must be taxed and insured and running on white diesel. Any vehicles with lights must make sure they are in working order.
The journey is about forty miles round trip, starting and finishing at Holmfirth. It goes to Holmbridge, then off-road at Brownhills and Yateholme and on to Holme Village. Then on to the A635 Isle of Skye Road to Greenfield and Uppermill, stopping for a half-hour dinner and toilet break at Albion Farm Shop in Delph, where you can buy hot drinks from the café or bring your own to save time. Please note that, although the Albion Farm Shop welcome us, they request that we do not eat our own food in the café. Return trip via Stannidge, Marsden, Meltham, Wood Nook and Netherthong, then finishing back at Holmfirth Co-op car park for about 2.30pm. More details from David on 07764 579 986, tractorosborn@yahoo.com. This event is not connected with June's Pennine Tractor Run. See Tinsel Tractor Run.
Mon 29th An Evening with SWFC's Mel Sterland - 8pm for 8.15pm start, Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Road. Q & A session with the Sheffield Wednesday legend. PCFC. From poater.
Weds 31st New Year's Eve - Time to celebrate with fermented beverages in a local hostelries. 'Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot, etc.'
  ,,   ,, NY Eve Ceilidh - 8pm to Midnight, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Admission: Adults £10, Children (5-11yrs) £5, from Oxspring Post Office or call 07778 422 925. Music by the Retford ceilidh band 'Pinch O' Snuff'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Alex Quinn and The Man in the Street - From 8.30pm, The George, Upper Denby. Free admission and complementary finger food for those staying the course. The George (facebook).
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