What's on in the Penistone Area - 2017

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area mapThis is the big Events List for 2017, abridged slightly for the archive. Penistone's official website is the very excellent 'Visit Penistone.' For more things to do, see: Event Goat, Penistone FM (Facebook), Look Local, B Chronic, BMBC Things to Do and PTC Community Centre. The Events Intro page has previous years, disclaimer, waffle, guff, etc.

Notable 2017 Events

What Happened in 2017?
The long-awaited public toilet refurbishment finally came to fruition in February. Officiated by Penistone Mayor Cllr Paul Hand-Davis, the shiny new water closet was opened as unisex, wheelchair-accessible and costing 20p a flush. It was vandalised within days. Filming for 'Angel 2.0 also took place in the Paramount at the same time. This was for a short comedy film starring Jim Moir (aka Jim Reeves). Penistone Armed Forces Day and Grand Military Parade proved to be a great success.


January    Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Recovering from festivities, Blood donoring and then its 'Treasure Island' by Penistone Theatre Group.
Sun 1st New Year's Day. (Time & Date)
Mon 2nd BH PCFC versus Eccleshill Utd. (NCEL Div 1 Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. 'Fighting for promotion and two cups.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
Tues 3rd Back to School - For glum schoolies. Next school break is Monday 20th to Friday 24th February. See School Dates.
Weds 4th 'WW2 Evacuation Children' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Brian Robinson, who is also Secretary of the group. All are welcome. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are the first and third Wednesday of the month. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 5th Christmas Trimmings Come Down - On the Eve of Epiphany. Huddersfield Examiner explains it: 'The traditional date to pack away the baubles is Twelfth Night, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking". The decision that Twelfth Night falls on the night of January 5, the night before the Twelfth Day of Christmas, stems from the Roman Catholic practice of the day beginning at sunset, rather than midnight.
Fri 6th Fire and Rescue Taster Day - Times not stated, Barnsley Fire Station. SY Police and SY Fire and Rescue are teaming up to run two Prince's Trust courses. 'Team Programme' is a 12-week personal development course for unemployed 16 to 25 year olds, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week. Visit the Taster Day at Barnsley Fire Station to talk to staff. Interview days are on Thurs 12th, Fri 13th January and the start date is Monday 16th January. See SY Fire.
Sat 7th BMBC Lab. Councillor Surgery - 10.30am to Noon, St John's Community Centre, Church Street. Raise your issues with Cllrs Joe Unsworth and David Griffin on matters relating to Barnsley MB Council. The next Labour Councillor surgeries are Sat 4th February and Sat 4th March.
Mon 9th Pottery Classes - 2.30pm to 4.30pm Or 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Penistone Pottery Group starts its new term in the Community Centre Bar Room. Fee £15 each session, upon attending, includes all materials. Full tuition and all levels are welcome. For more information call Dave on (mobile) 07708 901 115. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Dumpit ID - New for 2017, a resident's permit will now be required at the Dumpit Site at Spring Vale. For a permit, you need your driving licence and vehicle logbook (V5 Certificate) for them to issue a windscreen sticker. BMBC Recycling website is out of date.
Tues 10th Start of Sugarcraft Course - 10am to Noon, each Tuesday for six weeks, Penistone Library. The course costs £74.60 and appears to be all about creative icing cakes and buns. Ask at Penistone Library for more details. From poster.
Weds - Sat
11th to 14th
Wedding Venue Open Days - By appointment, 9am to 10pm (to 5pm Saturday), Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Penistone. This is a very popular wedding venue with good accommodation, scenic views and a natty pavillion (it's a bandstand really). Cubley Hall has a good bar, a spacious functions room with carvery and even an outside assault course for the young ones. Call 01226 76 6086 to arrange your visit and see the facilities. See Cubley Hall.
Fri 13th Twilight Soul Club - 7pm to midnight, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. £4 admission. This is the first Northern Soul evening of the year in this popular monthly event, with regular and guest DJs. The club has an all-vinyl policy for the authentic sound. Always on the second Friday of the month. Facebook.
Sat 14th PCFC versus Nostell Miners' Welfare (NCEL Div 1 Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. 'Fighting for promotion and two cups.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
Sun 15th RBL Quiz Night - 8.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. This is the first one for 2017 but please note the earlier starting time which was decided before Christmas. Activities include 'Family Fortunes', General Knowledge Quiz and 'Play Your Cards Right'. Please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. See Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, The Spread Quiz Night - 8.30pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone. From Facebook, the Spread Ragle '... will be starting our Quiz Night on the 15th of this month, as well as 'Open the Box', with various prizes and a Grand Prize of £100.' It's a shame they chose to put it up against the RBL Quiz Night. That means some people won't be able to attend. See the Spread Eagle on Facebook.
Mon 16th
Moved to
Mon 23rd
Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). It was moved from the usual third Monday of the month without notice explaining the change. Something about the first Monday being a Bank Holiday. See Monday 23rd below. PTC meetings are normally on the third Monday of each month except August and are usually followed by a Planning Meeting. PTC.
Tues - Thurs
17th to 19th
Ten-Week 'Find Your Ancestors' Course - Starting on these three days: 1.10pm to 3.10pm Tues 17th; 9.30am to 11.30am Weds 18th and 1pm to 3pm on Thurs 19th, Penistone Library. No price stated, probably free. All welcome. For booking or enquiries, call Kerry (mobile) 07855 228 207.
Weds 18th 'Victorian Slideshow' (History talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Brian Parkhurst. All are welcome. Penistone History and Archive Group have history talks on the first and third Wednesday of every month. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Fri 20th Motown Evening - 7pm to Late, Generations Café, St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. £17 per person, includes a glass of Prosecco or small glass of house wine and a choice of a Vegetarian or Antipasti platter. For more information or bookings, call 76 1583. Gen Café.
Sat 21st Tabletop Sale - 10am to Noon, Denby School, Upper Denby. Come along and find some cheap gems. Vendors can offload their Christmas presents by booking a table for £7, Email hollyemery82@hotmail.com. Proceeds to the school. This item from Penistone FM.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Teversal (NCEL Div 1 Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. 'Fighting for promotion and two cups.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Barnsley versus Leeds (Football on TV) - 5.30pm, On Sky television, in a pub or in a club.
Mon 23rd Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). The first full council meeting of the year (expected Monday 16th but moved without telling the public). On the Agenda is the Tour de Yorkshire, which passes through our area on Sunday 30th April. The public toilet is ready for its opening ceremony. A special meeting for the Tour de Yorkshire is Monday 6th February (time not stated) in the IT Room and the Precept Meeting on 30th January (time and location not stated). The Agenda is viewable on PTC noticeboards.The public and press have the right to observe and record proceedings of most council and sub-committee meetings (HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf). Some time is allowed for public questions. Penistone Town Council.
Weds 25th 'Your Community, Your Say Penistone' (Berneslai Homes Meeting) - 10am to 11am, Penistone Fire Station, Spring Vale. Aimed at Berneslai Homes residents and attended by officers from BH Housing Management Team, representatives from Penistone Town Council and BMBC Neighbourhood Pride Team and some assorted BH residents. No agenda posted. For more info, Email:comms@berneslaihomes.co.uk. See Bernaslai Homes.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Clipstone (League Cup Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. 'Fighting for promotion and two cups.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Burns Night - The Scottish poet Robert 'Rabbie' Burns, who wrote 'Auld Lang Syne', was born on 25th January 1759. There are often some local pub events (probably The Huntsman) to mark his birthday, perhaps involving Whisky, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties and Poetry. Jamie Oliver makes his Neeps and Tatties as one mash. See Daily Telegraph article. (Time & Date)
Thurs 26th
to Sat 4th F
Treasure Island (Play) - 7pm every day except 5pm on Sunday, Matinees: 2pm Saturday, 1pm Sunday, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Adults £10, conc £6. Opening night, all £5. This winter's ever-popular panto by Penistone Theatre Group. See Paramount. Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004.
Thurs 26th Ceramics Workshop - 10am, Penistone Leisure Centre (The old Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. Price £30 each. A ceramics workshop by Sarah Jones-Morris Ceramics. It uses porcelain and stoneware clays to create decorated ceramic 'love spoons' and ceramic shapes using cookie cutters. Feel free to bring your own cookie cutters. Your work will be fired and glazed and returned within a couple of weeks. Penistone Leisure Centre. From Event Goat.
Fri 27th 'Digital Champions' Session - 9am to 5pm, Penistone Library. This is a free help session to guide residents online to access the Internet and BMBC services. Barnsley MB Council is moving its Council Tax, Housing Benefits and Waste Collection enquiries online and ditching its telephone enquiry service. Another step in automation and removing the human element. For future enquiries, residents will need to set up an online login account with Barnsley MBC.
  ,,   ,, 'Beer and Bites' - 7.30pm, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. Price £25 per person, includes six beers paired with five taster dishes (not generally vegetarian). Described as: 'An interesting evening with Annabel Smith, entertaining and informative, finishing with a quiz based on what you have learned.' Annabel is the country's leading lady 'Beer Sommelier' (as seen on tv). A 'sommelier' is an employee who orders and maintains the wines sold in a restaurant. More details at the White Heart, (See Menu), Facebook.
Sat - Mon
28th to 30th
The Great Garden Birdwatch, National Event. Advertised on TV but their website has not caught up. Open the RSPB bird counter app on your computer, tablet or smartphone then watch the birds in your garden or local park for one hour, recording the highest number of each type of bird that lands together. Don't count the total over the hour as the same birds might visit more than once. See the RSPB website.
Sat 28th Family Ceilidh - 7pm, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. Admission: Adult £8, Child £5, Family (2 big, 2 small) £22, includes supper. Tickets on the door. Organised by Denby Dale Churches Together. From poster.
Sun 29th Motown and Soul Night - 7pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. This is by 'Soul Mates'. For more information, call 76 6361. This item from Penistone FM.
Mon 30th PTC Precept Meeting - Time and Location not declared. Likely to be 7pm, Council Chambers but it might be somewhere else, seeing as they don't really want the electorate to know. This meeting will set the precept for the financial year 2017 - 2018. A precept is the relatively small charge added to Council Tax for local use. Penistone Town Council.

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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, as in Feb-roo-ary. Saint Valentine will be bring some romance to the month.
To Sat 4th Treasure Island (Play) - 7pm every day except 5pm on Sunday, Matinees: 2pm Saturday, 1pm Sunday, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Adults £10, conc £6. Opening night, all £5. This winter's ever-popular panto by Penistone Theatre Group. See Paramount. Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004.
Weds - Sat
1st to 4th
'Aladdin' - 7.30pm each day and 2.15pm Saturday Matinee, Thurgoland Village Hall. Doors open 30 minutes before performances. Tickets: Weds and Thurs, Adult £4, Child £2; Fri and Sat, Adult £6, Child £4, bookings via 0114 453 5139. Remaining tickets may be available on the door. This is a pantomime by Thurgoland Thespians, which was founded in 1983. Details from 'Look Local.'
Weds 1st 'Railways in a Yorkshire Landscape' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Steven Gay. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 2nd Candlemas - Included here as an excuse for these traditional sayings: "At 5 o'clock on Candlemas Day, You can see a white horse a mile away" - and - "On Candlemas Day a farmer should have half his corn and half his hay". A bit of our history.
  ,,   ,, Penistone 'Community Safety Meeting' (aka 'PACT' = 'Police and Community Together') - 10am, Penistone Community Centre. A public meeting with representatives from the Police, which looks at the escalating crime, anti-social and other local policing issues. See 'Barnsley West LPT'.
Sat 4th PCFC versus Pontefract Collieries (NCEL Div 1 Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. 'Fighting for promotion and two cups.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 'Call my Wine Bluff' (Wine Tasting) - 7.30pm, Scout Hut, Penistone. Tickets £10 each, booked via: bruce68@hotmail.co.uk. Admission includes all tasting wine and cheese with French bread. This is a competitive wine-tasting evening with participants gurgling on six or more fermentations. A panel of three experts will opine on the wine, two of whom are not really experts. You'll never know who. The later rounds are likely to become diffuse and illogical. Proceeds to Penistone Scout Group. From Event Goat.
Sun 5th Huddersfield Town versus Leeds Utd. (Football on TV) - Noon in a local pub or the RBL. Two teams with a lot of local support.
  ,,   ,, NT Live 'Amadeus (Encore)' (Theatre) - 7pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. This was live on Thursday 2nd but the Paramount is showing a replay, the 'encore', because of a clash with the panto booking. New NT production. Lucian Msamati (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) plays Salieri. Live orchestral accompaniment by the Southbank Sinfonia. See Paramount, Box Office 76 7532 and the National Theatre, London. Also listen to the 24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004.
Tues 7th Tour de Yorkshire Business and Community Roadshow - Registration 5.30pm, for 6pm to 8pm, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley, Penistone, S36 9DF. Book in advance or just turn up. This is aimed at businesses and community groups for the Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race, which passes through Penistone Town Centre on Sunday 30th April. There are also some lesser bike rides on the same day. Poster says: 'Come along for more information about the race, how to participate and how it may affect you on the day.' A short presentation looks at the route, gives advice on brand copyright and how businesses and community can benefit from the event, concluding with a Q & A session. See Letour Yorkshire and Eventbrite. The roadshow is delivered by 'Welcome to Yorkshire' (marketing organisation) and Barnsley Council.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Youth Bake-off - 6.30pm, IKIC Centre, Penistone. This might be the Youth Club opposite the top of Ward Street, as it is not explained on the poster, which says: 'We hope that all of our young people will get involved with this and have a great time', also: 'Festivities Manager: Volunteer Chloe Standrin' and, rather enigmatically, 'Targeted Youth Support!' Well, it must mean something to somebody. Sponsored by Tesco and BMBC, probably through Penistone Area Council.
  ,,   ,, Alpha Course - 7pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. A free course to learn about the Christian faith, as part of a national campaign supported by Bear Grylls. See 'Try Alpha' which erroneously gives Stocksbridge as the location (the local Hub Church HQ). The Alpha Course is not new to Penistone, having been advertised in our local churches before, but this one is run by The Hub Church (aka Penistone Community Church) for the first time. For more details or to book a place, Email: alpha@thehubchurch.org. Penistone's Hub Church meetings are Sunday, 4pm in the Community Centre.
Weds 8th Thurlstone Community Group (Monthly Meeting) - 7pm, Thurlstone School Fall. Local councillors Anita Kimberley and Graham Saunders are attending but Cllr Dave Griffin is unable to attend. Please be aware this is a meeting and not a witch hunt. The councillors only know as much as the residents and are coming along to answer questions and offer help with letters opposing the proposed building plans on New Smithy Avenue/Drive. Letters can be printed, signed and posted on the night. Everyone is welcome. (From Facebook)
Sat & Tues St Valentine's Evenings - Dog and Partridge, Bordhill. The website does not explain further but they might have some sort of romantic theme. Get a pint and find out. Tel. 76 3173, Email, Dog & Partridge, Facebook.
Fri 10th 'Flog It' TV Show - 9.30am to 4pm, Huddersfield Town Hall. A chance to have up to three antiques or collectables valued for free. You could be chosen as TV fodder ("Hello mum!") and stand a chance of making some cash at auction, after queuing for hours. For info, call 0117 974 7839 or email: flog.it@bbc.co.uk.
Sat 11th St Valentine's Evening (with Live Music) - From 7pm, Generations Cafe Bar, St Mary's Street. £30 each. Non-refundable £10 deposit each, book by calling 76 1583. Glass of fizz, cold tapas, hot tapas and sharing desserts platter. Poster does not explain the live music. Generations Café - Facebook.
Sun 12th The Mad Hatter's Skating Tea Party - 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (The old Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. Admission: £6 Skate session and tea, £4 for tea only, book by calling (mobile) 07341 300 259. This will have skating games and fancy dress is urged for the mad hatter's party. Sponsored by Bank View Cafe of Langsett and Longley Farm of Holmfirth. See Penistone Leisure Centre.
Mon 13th Tour de Yorkshire Meeting - 7.30pm, Scout Hut, Wentworth Road. A meeting aimed at businesses and the community to prepare for the big bike race on 30th April, which comes through Thurlstone and Penistone Town centre. This meeting is for the Penistone community's festivities and activities on April 30th and a coordinated response to the TDY. (See also CAP on Facebook).
Tues 14th Saint Valentine's Day - A good time to give a card and flowers to your dewey-eyed loved one or someone you have the hots for.  The origins are said to date back to the Roman festival of Lupercalia in the middle of February. It marked the start of spring with fertility and marriage ceremonies. As Christianity spread to the UK, it transmogrified into the day to remember Saint Valentine, a Roman priest who had been martyred around this time in 270 AD.   Restaurants and hotels may be especially busy on the evening and nearest weekend, so early booking is essential.
Weds 15th 'Researching Family History' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Brian Smailes. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 16th Grand Opening of Penistone Public Toilet - 1pm, Former Ladies' Toilet, adjacent to the Bus Shelter. Penistone Mayor, Cllr Paul Hand-Davis, wearing his chain of office, will officially open Penistone's new Water Closet, with councillors and the public proud to lend their support. The shiny new loo is now unisex, wheelchair accessible and costs 20p a flush. This follows a very long process of refurbishment.
Fri 17th
to Mon 27th
School Holiday - Officially Monday 20th to Friday 24th in the Barnsley area, but the schoolies are also away from school on weekends too.
Next break is Easter, Mon 10th to Fri 21st April. See BMBC School Dates.
Sat 18th Nearly New Tabletop Sale - 10am to noon, Pie Hall, Denby Dale. HD8 8RX. Admission fee not stated. This is babies and toddlers' stuff, such as: clothes, buggies, toys and other ankle-biter accessories. To reserve a vendor's table, call or text (mobile) 07547 479 341. The poster does not say who is the organiser.
  ,,   ,, Arts and Crafts Market - Morning, Penistone Market Barn. There is always a market of some sort on Saturdays on a rotating theme but this one is being promoted by local artisans, so this website has jumped on the bandwagon. You can expect an interesting range of trinkets and tranklements, along with the usual stalls. To book a table for £5, call 01226 772 246 or email Market Services. See also Penistone Market Barn on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Dronfield Town (NCEL Div 1 Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Adult £5, Concessions £3. 'Fighting for promotion and two cups.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
Sun 19th Wedding Fayre - 11am to 3pm, The Griffin Suite, Shaw Lane Sports Complex, Shaw Lane, S70 6HZ Barnsley. Free admission. The Holgate Suite is also set up for the wedding ceremony. A hub for brides-to-be for ideas, inspiration and advice to help plan their perfect wedding. Come along and meet our Functions and Events Co-ordinator, view the rooms available and discuss your requirements. We will have over 25 wedding suppliers showcasing everything you need for the perfect day. Free goody bags for the first 50 brides. Register Online for VIP entry.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley Village, S35 7DB. Free admission and parking. Various wedding suppliers will be exhibiting to provide you with inspiration and ideas for your special day. Lots of accommodation, easy road access, grand dining rooms and the gardens make a lovely backdrop for wedding photographs. See Wortley Hall.
Mon 20th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. An Age Concern rep is attending to explain their work. The Agenda has items about LeTour Yorkshire and Penistone Armed Forces Day. Also an unexplained reference to confidential minutes. The NDP should be coming up soon for approval or amendment by the council. Public and press may observe and record proceedings of the full council (and most sub-committees) and are provided with the Agenda but not previous Minutes or associated background papers (see HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf). A short Q&A period is set aside before the meeting starts. PTC meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month except August. Minutes will appear on the website (but not Library) after the next meeting. Penistone Town Council.
Tues 21st Local Tidy-ups - 9am to noon, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone - and - 9am to 2.30pm around Oxspring. The 'Penistone Clean and Tidy Team' will be clearing up the church car park at Thurlstone in the morning and later with the 'Rangers' working in Oxspring around Willow Bridge and the Trans-Pennine Trail. Anyone can join in and all ages are welcome. Gloves and tools provided but please wear suitable clothes and footwear. For more information  Tel: 01226 772 696 or Email: sarahford@barnsley.gov.uk. This item from PFM Events.
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, Weavers' Court Lounge, Unwin Street. No refreshment prices are shown but all funds raised will go towards re-stocking flowers in the gardens. Everyone welcome. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'The Countryside Explained' (Conservation Talk) - 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street. A talk by Chris Tomson, described in the Barnsley Chronicle as a Nature Conservation Adviser (to whom?) and amateur photographer. Chris is looking to form a Penistone and District Countryside Society, if he can muster enough interest. By holding the talk in the home of the 'Friends of the Earth' pressure group, he is likely to gain some support.
  ,,   ,, Cut-off Date for Planning Objections - Residents considering planning application 2017/0088, for the High Bank and New Smithy Avenue development in Thurlstone, must respond by 21st Feb. More details at Thurl Community Gp (Facebook).
Thurs 23rd 'Social Inclusion Project' - 11am to 1pm, Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR. Free admission, refreshments provided, no booking required. This is an initiative by Barnsley Age Concern so that older people are not left to struggle without help. 'The event is open to everyone, and we’d especially like to encourage older people, their families and anyone who works with or supports older people to come to the event.' There is an Age Concern page with more information, and you can call 01226 776 820 or Email. 'There are lots of ways you can get involved and support your community' (examples):
  • Contribute your knowledge,
  • Provide practical or social support,
  • Offer lifts to an older person,
  • Become a travel companion,
  • Get involved in a group activity, and
  • Keep in touch.
  ,,   ,, Blood Donor Session - 12.25pm to 3.25pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Penistone Grammar School. Limited walk-in slots possible but they prefer appointments. Tea and biscuits provided. For more information, call 0300 123 23 23 or see Blood.
  ,,   ,, Ant-Fracking Public Meeting - 7.30pm, Zion URC, Langsett Road South, Oughtibridge, S35 0GX. Free entry. Somewhat outside the Penistone area but this is an important current topic for discussion and might give some clues to anyone wishing to set up a meeting in our own area. This meeting has a presentation by the supposedly non-partisan 'Frack Free South Yorkshire' (Facebook). In the Penistone area, Penistone Town Council is looking to organise a public discussion on Fracking, with representatives from both sides of a balanced argument.
Fridays,
from 24th
Free 6-week Online Basics Course - Time not given, Penistone Library. Every Friday for six weeks until Friday 31st March. Book with the Library. The 'Barnsley Council Digital Champions' will teach Internet Basics, Email, Online Public Services (such as BMBC services) and Online Shopping. The Champions must surely wear some sort of uniform with a grand name like that. Residents are increasingly being required to and set up a personal login and access the Internet for day-to-day communications with BMBC, so that the officials don't have to talk on the phone. Visit Penistone Library for more information. Call 76 2313. There is also a free digital session at 10am, Monday 27th March. From poster.
Sat 25th Quest Seminar with Lutalo Muhammed - 10am to 1pm, Sports Facility, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. Admission £30 each. This is all to do with Tae Kwondo martial arts and we must presume that Mr LT is a master of the art. It is probably foolish to disagree.
Sun - Thurs
26th to 2nd
'The Lego Batman Movie' (2017 Children's film, 'U' rating) - 2pm Sun, other days 4.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets: Stalls/Circle £6.50, Concessions (Stalls only) £5.50, run time 1¾ hours. 'Lego Batman' must again sort out Gotham City's criminals, but perhaps with some outside help. Gotham City comes across as a lot like Barnsley. See Paramount, Box Office 76 7532. 24/7 Event Line on 76 2004.
  ,,   ,, 'T2: Trainspotting' (2017 Adult film, '18' rating) - 2pm Sunday and 4.30pm other days, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets: Stalls/Circle £6.50, Concessions (Stalls only) £5.50, run time 2 hours.Twenty years on and Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie return for more drug-fuelled, low life mayhem, just like Barnsley town centre. With Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller. See Paramount, Box Office 76 7532. 24/7 Event Line on 76 2004.
Mon 27th to
Sun 12th M
Fairtrade Fortnight - National event supporting fair prices for overseas food producers, in the hope of staving off poverty. This one is also the 10th anniversary of Fairtrade in Penistone, which is based at at St Andrew's Church. A Fairtrade Coffee Morning on Tuesday 28th Feb. and see 2nd and 9th March for chocolate give-aways and 3rd March for a 'Divine Chocolate Evening'. Also Fairtrade Coffee Mornings at Penistone Church on Sat 4th March and Sat 11th March. A Fairtrade film will be shown in intervals at the Penistone Paramount during the fortnight. Penistone is officially a 'Fairtrade Town.' See Fairtrade Foundation.
Mon 27th Collop Monday. (For historic interest). A part of the old traditional Shrovetide celebrations of the week before Lent. Collop or Shrove Monday was traditionally the last day to cook and eat meat before Ash Wednesday, which was a day of fasting and abstinence. Collops were slices of bacon. It was observed until the 19th century. According to John Ness Dransfield, local people would eat eggs and collops on Collop Monday. See Local Customs.
Tues 28th Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day) - The last day of Shrovetide when Christians will eat heartily before fasting for Lent (or giving up some other pleasures). Fasting and penance are still observed. 'Shrove' is the past tense of the English verb 'to Shrive', to obtain absolution for one's sins by Confession and doing penance. Shrovetide is immediately before Lent. Religious or not, the old tradition of pancake-making on this day is still alive and well. Local cafés might have them on the menu and Penistone Co-op will have bottles of instant pancake mix and various toppings such as: Canadian maple syrup, chocolate sauce, lemon juice and others. Try some orange marmalade with lemon juice. (Time & Date).
  ,,   ,, Fairtrade Fortnight Tea/Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Penistone Library. Free refreshments of Fairtrade tea, coffee and biccies. An opportunity to meet people and chat over a brew. Free quiz with prize. This event is being run by 'Penistone Fairtrade Group' which regularly meets at St Andrew's Church next door. Punters might also be encouraged to visit St Andrew's Church for their Shrovetide Dinner a little later on. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Shrovetide Dinner - From Noon, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Price not shown but proceeds will go to church funds. Also a cake stall and 'Bring and Buy' stall. The Pancake Day menu is (wait for it): Beef Stew and Yorkshire Pudding, with a choice of sweet and tea or coffee. However, there are no vegetarian options or, erm, any pancakes. D'oh! This event follows on from the coffee morning item above. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Charity Quiz Night - 7.30pm, Old Crown, Penistone. Charge of £5 per team, maximum five players per team. Prize for the winner. 'Fancy a good night out with a group of friends? Reckon your general knowledge is good enough to win our quiz? Challenge yourself and a couple of mates and join in our charity fund-raising quiz night.' This is to raise funds for Penistone Armed Forces Day (Facebook), see 24th June 2017.

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March    Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month There's 'Fairtrade Fortnight', an unknown dance troupe at the Paramount, Penistone Ladies' Choir's 30th anniversary and, at the end of the month, Mother's Day and an Oompagh Band. Beware the Ides of March.
Mon 27th Feb
to Sun 12th
Fairtrade Fortnight - National event supporting fair prices for overseas food producers, in the hope of staving off poverty. This one is also the 10th anniversary of Fairtrade in Penistone, which is based at at St Andrew's Church. A Fairtrade Coffee Morning in Feb. and chocolate give-aways on 2nd and 9th. Also a 'Divine Chocolate Evening' on 3rd March. Then there are Fairtrade Coffee Mornings at Penistone Church on Sat 4th March and Sat 11th March. A Fairtrade film will be shown in intervals at Penistone Paramount during the fortnight. If anyone is interested in the activities of Penistone Fairtrade, please Email: penistonefairtrade@gmail.com. Penistone is officially a 'Fairtrade Town.' There's a plaque somewhere. See Fairtrade Foundation.
Weds 1st St David's Day - Patron Saint of Wales. The Welsh might pin a daffodil or a leek to their clothes to remind themselves, seeing as nobody outside Wales gives a fig. . It is also Ash Wednesday this year, the first day of Lent. It is explained as the day of penitence for Christians to cleanse the soul before fasting during the Lenten period. Ash Weds.
  ,,   ,, Tennis Courts Re-open - Time not stated, Millhouse Green. The tennis courts were built next to Millhouse Institute through the efforts of the Millhouse Green community. First opened in 2016. See MGVCA (Facebook group).
  ,,   ,, Penistone History Group AGM - and - 'Sheffield Hospitals in WWI' (History Talk) - AGM at 1.45pm, Talk starts around 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. The AGM will determine who will do what and will consider finances. All are welcome. The history talk is by Mike Collins. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Teversal (Football match) - 7.45pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Adult £5, Concessions £3. Categorised as 'Lge Cup QF', which might be a knitting pattern. Poster says: 'Cheer the Black and White Wizards on to Glory.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Manchester City versus Huddersfield Town (Football on TV) - 7.45pm, In local Pubs and Clubs.
Thurs 2nd Fairtrade in Penistone - 10am to Noon, There will be a Traidcraft Shop in the Country Market (Community Centre) and a Fairtrade Coffee Morning at Penistone Church. From 9.30am to 11.30am, there will be a Fairtrade chocolate give-away outside the Cherrydale, supported by Penistone Co-op and PGS kids. A Fairtrade product display will be on show in the Tesco foyer. It is all repeated the week after, on 9th March. See Fairtrade Foundation.
  ,,   ,, PGS's GCSE Survival Night - 4pm to 7pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. This is aimed at schoolies taking GCSEs and their parents. 'We invite all Year 11 students and parents/carers to our GCSE Survival evening. Essential preparations for the run in to exam season.' Assistant Principal, Paul Crook, confirms that 'Careers Inc.' will be on hand for careers advice. Penistone Grammar School. See also the PGS Twitter feed.
  ,,   ,, Public 'Community Safety Meeting' (aka 'PACT meeting') - 7pm, Pendon House. About local policing matters. There are no listed meetings on the Penistone West Local Police Team (LPT) website and SYP has closed down similar meetings in the Barnsley Borough through 'Lack of Public Interest.' A recent enquiry to SYP facebook about their public meetings went unanswered. There is currently a South Yorks Police Survey about how we communicate with them. Ironically, this is one of few ways we can communicate with them, but it gives us the chance to make that point. The SYP Questionnaire is quick to do and does not require any login or personal information.
Fri 3rd 'Women's World Day of Prayer' (Church Event for the Philippines) - 2pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. All are welcome, 'Please come and join us'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Spring Clean - 1pm to 2pm, Stottercliff Cemetery car park, accessed from Thurlstone Road or on foot via the Trans-Pennine Trail. Everyone welcome but wear suitable clothes and footwear, given the likelihood of mud, animal droppings and other insalubrious substances. This is a litter-picking effort around the cemetery area and a wild flowers sowing in the nearby woodland. It appears to be sponsored by Barnsley Council under the 'Love Where You Live' banner, with its hideous graphics.
  ,,   ,, A 'Divine Chocolate' Evening - 7pm to 9pm, Community centre, Church Street, Penistone. Admission: Adult £5, Child £1.50. This is organised by Fairtrade in Penistone, as part of the Fairtrade Fortnight events. A demonstration by the chocolatier David Greenwood Haigh, with samples, as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. The company name is 'Divine Chocolate' and is part-owned by Fairtrade producers. Also an illustrated talk titled: 'A visit to the cocoa producers in Ghana, with Carolyn and Ian Morris.' From poster. See Fairtrade Foundation.
  ,,   ,, 'Joe Gallagher's Noise' (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk, by current members. Penistone RBL.
Weekend
4th, 5th
'Come Fly with Style' - Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm and 6.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets (all areas), Adult £13, Concessions (over 60s and under 15s) £12, Child £11 (not specified).Style Dance Academy 'Presents their first-ever school show at the Paramount' but - No details about who they are or where they come from. Facebook does not help and there is a non-working web link: http://www.styledanceacademy.co.uk. I hope their show goes as well as it can but more people might come along next time when they tell us more about themselves (and get a website working).
Sat 4th Fairtrade Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Penistone Church. There will also be a product display in the Tesco foyer this morning. See Fairtrade Foundation.
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield Town versus Newcastle (Football on TV) - 5.30pm, In local Pubs and Clubs. Doesn't the proper word 'Versus' sound and read a lot better than 'Vee'?
  ,,   ,, The Jive Aces - From 7pm, The Carding Shed, Hepworth, Dobroyd Mill, Butt Lane, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. Admission £16. Plus the DJ GI Jive. For more details, call 01484 680 400.
  ,,   ,, Ceilidh Dance - 7.30pm to 11.30pm, St. Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Tickets: Adults £10, Children £5, on the door, from Ann Coles on 76 4281, from Penistone Ladies' Choir website or from choir members. This is a joint concert by Penistone Ladies' Choir and The Rhythm Chaps, who are both local. The Rhythm Chaps is Chris MacShane's band, Bring your own refreshments and glasses. From an updated poster.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Rossington Main (NCEL Div 1 Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. Poster says: 'Cheer the Black and White Wizards on to Glory.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Stevie Moore (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk, by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 5th Penistone British Legion AGM - 10.45am, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Members only. Nobody will be admitted after the meeting starts. Please also note that the Club Secretary is about to retire, creating a salaried vacancy. Any interested member must apply by 3rd March. The current Secretary has details. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Tin Bath Steam Train - Postponed to 5th November.
This is what should have happened ...
Arrive around 2.15pm, Penistone Railway Station. Ticket prices start at £99 and head upwards, well into the stratosphere. This is the now-familiar, double-header, steam-hauled train (that's enough hyphens for now). Departing Preston at 9am, the route goes through the Red Rose County and the Hope Valley, arriving at Sheffield around 12.40pm for a wet. It departs Sheffield at 1.30pm to return via the Penistone Line over our splendid 29-arch viaduct. It then heads towards Denby Dale and out of our area to whatever may lie beyond. As always, the timetable must be regarded as flexible as steam-hauled trains can be delayed by all manner of things, sometimes by several hours. See Railway Tours.
Mon 6th PGS Public Meeting - 2.30pm and 6.30pm, Penistone Grammar School. This meeting is open to all. It will take a look at Penistone Grammar School's funding crisis and elicit responses from the parents of PGS schoolies. This is one of a series of public meetings which have been notified to parents.
Tues 7th Council with the PCC - 7pm, Tuesday, 7th, Council Chamber, Town Hall Building.The South Yorks Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, addresses the concerns of Penistone Town Council and residents regarding local policing issues. This is a formal meeting in the Council Chamber, next to the Town Hall/Paramount Theatre (not 'in' the Town Hall, please). The public may observe this meeting and Q&As will be allowed at the end.
Thurs 9th Fairtrade in Penistone - 10am to Noon, There will be a Traidcraft Shop in the Country Market (Community Centre) and a Fairtrade Coffee Morning at Penistone Church. From 9.30am to 11.30am, there will be a Fairtrade chocolate give-away outside the Cherrydale, supported by Penistone Co-op and PGS kids. A Fairtrade product display will be on show in the Tesco foyer. See Fairtrade Foundation.
Fri 10th 'Woodhead, The Lost Railway' (Historic Talk) - 10am to Noon, Stocksbridge Library. Free admission. The full title includes 'Penistone to Sheffield' and this is an illustrated talk by Stephen Gay. Organised by Sheffield Libraries. See Eventbrite.
  ,,   ,, 'Twilight Soul Club' - 7pm to midnight-ish, Pie Hall, 297 Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8RX. £4 door tax. Across the board Northern Soul, with a reputation for playing dance floor winners. Original Vinyl-only policy. Resident DJs are: Jim Kenny, Brian Crossland and Derek Greenhoff. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Crazy Heart' (Local band) - Doors open 7.30pm, Rafters (upstairs) Bar, Waggon and Horses, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Tickets £8 available on the door or via email: info@chrismcshanemusic.co.uk. The evening with Crazy Heart is supported by two other acts. Waggon & Horses - Tel: 76 3259.
Sat 11th Fairtrade Coffee & 'Nearly New Toy Sale' Morning - 10am to Noon, Penistone Church. I can't this message from Facebook: 'Hello all you lovely people! Tomorrow, between 10.30 and 12.00 there is a nearly new toy sale at St John's Church. Lots of great bargains to be had, plus tea, coffee and cake. All proceeds go to the church. Come and join us!' (Fairtrade said 10am). There will also be a Fairtrade product display in the Tesco foyer this morning. See Fairtrade Foundation.
  ,,   ,, 'Charity Race Night' - 7pm for 8pm start, Rafters Bar (upstairs), Waggon and Horses, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Admission £5 per ticket from the Waggon and Horses, includes pie and peas supper (vegetarian option upon request). Booking recommended. The charity is the 'Tiny Hearts Appeal' to fund a Special Baby Care Unit at Barnsley Hospital (BDGH). Waggon & Horses - Tel: 76 3259.
  ,,   ,, 'The Sound of Brass, the Joy of Song 'Penistone Ladies' Choir 30th Anniversary Concert - 7pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets (all areas) £10, Concessions £8. A special concert by Penistone Ladies' Choir with Hade Edge Brass Band, celebrating a long and successful run. Paramount, Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004.
  ,,   ,, 'The Following' - 8.30pm, The George Inn, 114 Denby Lane, HD8 8UE. No further details about whoever is making music and their choice of band name makes it impossible to find anything with a search engine. I bet they never thought about that. The George, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Tony Marx (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, 'Living Longer - Remaining Independent' ('Information Workshop') - 10.30am to 12.30pm, Barnsley Town Hall. This one is outside our area but it is an 'Information Workshop' (and cup of tea) aimed at older people who might consider moving into an 'Extra Care Housing Scheme'. There are four such schemes in the Barnsley Borough, which we normally call 'sheltered housing', but you know how 'they' like to re-invent the wheel. From Penistone Area Team on Facbook.
Weds - Sat
15th to 18th
Calamity Jane (Live Musical) - , Penistone Paramount. Cancelled.
Unfortunately, Penistone Centre Stage Musicals has had to cancel this show through unforeseen circumstances. They folded soon after.
Weds 15th 'The Captive Queen, Part One' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by David Templeman. Part Two is in October. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, PTG Open Evening - 7pm at The Shack, Bridge Street. Penistone Theatre Group is looking for new members of all agesto help in all areas of the theatre, including on stage, scenery, props and lighting. A Youth Theatre group also meets every second Sunday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Two more Open Evenings have been arranged on Monday 10th April and Tuesday 23rd May. See Penistone Theatre Group, Facebook.
Thurs 16th Ceramic Bowls Making - 10am, Penistone Leisure Centre (Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, S36 9EF. Price not stated on Event Goat. Hand-building ceramic plates and bowls from rolled stoneware clay, to be decorated with textures, patterns and text. Finished pieces will be glazed with your choice of glaze then fired again, for them to be collected later.
  ,,   ,, 'Fair Funding for Your Children' - 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Penistone Grammar School. This is similar to the meetings already held on Saturday 4th and Monday 6th March, concerning a severe funding crisis at the school. Penistone Grammar School is being seriously under-funded to the tune of about £1,000 a day. A snippet from the event page: 'Parental support for the work we do at Penistone Grammar School has always been highly valued by us. If there was ever a time when we have needed to call upon your support, it is now.' See Event.
Fri 17th Saint Patrick's Day - We can all be Irish for one day, even though it is not a public holiday in the UK. St Patrick is a patron saint of Ireland and was believed to have died on March 17 around 493 AD. He grew up in mainland Britain but went to Ireland as a missionary. You can be sure that some local hostelries will join in the fun with Guinness promotions and big green hats. Plenty of Blarney in Penistone. Make mine a Guinness.
  ,,   ,, Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations - From 1pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. irish hits and favourites, country & western music. Jameson's and spirits - double up for £1, Guinness £3 a pint. See the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Cheltenham Gold Cup Day - Spread Eagle, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Join us for this year's Cheltenham festival, 14th to 17th March. Prizes to be won each day and join us in fancy dress on on Gold Cup day to win an even bigger prize. Free pie and peas all week, so join us for some fun. Spread Eagle (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, MG Bowling Club Subs Night - 7pm, Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green, S36 9NQ. Not only members' subscriptions being collected but this is also a quiz night. Members, or anyone thinking of joining Millhouse Green Bowling Club are welcome. No obvious Facebook or website to be found. From Look Local.
  ,,   ,, Irish Night - Evening, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. An Irish-themed evening with live music by James Worton. See the White Heart, Facebook.
Sat 18th 10-Mile 'Badger' Walk - Set off 9.45am, Penistone Railway Station. Walk is free but fares might apply. This circular walk is at 'an easy pace' and takes in the Trans-Pennine Trail, Underbank, Sheephouse Wood, Throstle Nest and Salter Hill, returning via the Trans-Pennine Trail. The Penistone Station car park might be, so drivers might like to leave some time to park further away (Church View Road or Wentworth Road might do). Suitable trains depart from Huddersfield at 9.13am and from Sheffield at 8.36am. Wear suitable clothing and boots and bring a flask and sandwiches. This walk organised by Penistone Line Partnership, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Yorkshire Amateur (NCEL Div 1 Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. Poster says: 'Cheer the Black and White Wizards on to Glory.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Ryan Myczko (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 19th Antique and Collectables Fair - 10am to 3pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Admission 50p. Excellent home-made refreshments provided by Green Moor Cricket Club (Facebook), which is probably also the organiser and beneficiary (not stated).
  ,,   ,, Irish-themed Concert - 4pm, St John the Evangelist's Church, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JQ. A 'Retiring Collection' instead of admission fee, so put some money in the pot. This is a concert by the soprano Elizabeth Charlesworth with David Lewis (piano) and John Porteus. A celebration of Irish words and music, with 'Galway Bay', 'Danny Boy', 'I'll Take You Home Kathleen' and others. Refreshments available. Ample parking on the street above. See also Hoylandswaine Community Arts.
  ,,   ,, First Anniversary of Penistone NDP - It was launched in the Community Centre in 2016, with representatives covering each subject heading, with maps and leaflets, as a spin-off (effectively a subcommittee) of Penistone Town Council. See Penistone NDP for the latest developments.
Mon 20th Spring Equinox - Actually 10.30am. This is the astronomical first day of Spring, when hours of day and night are approximately equal. Diaries, encyclopaedias and calendars use this date but the British Meteorological Office uses the 1st March for the start of Spring. They are funny like that.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Alan Billings, has been invited to this meeting to help the council and residents understand the current approach to policing, following recent changes and an upsurge in local criminality. The public can observe and record proceedings of the full council and most sub-committees and are normally provided with the Agenda but not the previous Minutes or any associated background papers (see HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf). A short period is set aside for questions. PTC meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month except August. Minutes appear on the website (but not Library) after the next meeting. Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, Free Song-writing Taster - 10am to noon, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. This is a free session with tutoring by Chris McShane, who is an eminent local musician. You will need to book via the Workers' Educational Association. This class will let you have a go at writing and playing music in a friendly and fun environment, with the help of Chris's expertise on the subject. For more information, call 0113 245 3304 or (mobile) 07966 254 331, Email: felicity.sanderson@wea.org.uk or yhsouthwest@wea.org.uk. Organised by Yorkshire and Humber Region WEA. From poster.
Fri 24th Armed Forces Day Volunteers' Night - 7.30pm, Penistone Bowling Club. If you are interested in helping out on the big day on Saturday 24th June, you are invited to a Pie & Pea night. You can still volunteer even if you can not come to this event. This will be a big day for our area and could become an important annual event. To book your place or for more info, Email: penistonearmedforcesday@gmail.com. See also Penistone Armed Forces Day.
Lady Day
Sat 25th
'Lady Day' (Historical Interest) - This used to be the official first day of the year in England, as the day to settle contracts and hire staff. The UK tax year is still based on Lady Day (always 25th March), with days added to accommodate the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. See why in entertaining detail and my lovely History Timeline page. There you go and now you know.
  ,,   ,, Danny Herrod (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk, by current members. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Clocks go Forward in the UK - One hour at 1am Sunday morning, which becomes 2am in a flash. 'Spring forwards, fall backwards'. The Fire and Rescue people say it is a good reminder to change smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector batteries on this day. (Time & Date)
Sun 26th Mothering Sunday - The fourth Sunday of Lent. This is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. Don't forget to find a nice present for your mum or take her out for dinner, tea or supper. Have a look at Wortley Hall's Mother's Day Special. See Date and Time.
  ,,   ,, England versus Lithuania (Football on TV) - 5pm, In local Pubs and Clubs.
Mon 27th Digital Learning Session - 10am, Penistone Library. A free session by a BMBC Digital Champion to assist residents to access BMBC online services. See BMBC Free Digital Sessions site for more information. It will be necessary to book with the Library. Visit Penistone Library for more. Call 76 2313.
  ,,   ,, Freedom Rally Protest - 10.45am, Outside Barnsley Interchange. This is calling for a return to completely free train travel for users of the elderly travel pass, which is currently half fare. It was free up to March 2014.
Thurs 30th Memory Lane (Live Show) - 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £15 stalls/circle, Concessions £14 all areas. Based on the original show from 2009, and now touring with a host of new songs, costumes and routines. The ultimate feel-good show and a stunning musical journey through some of the greatest songs from 50s, 60s and 70s. See Paramount Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004.
Thurs - Mon
30th to 3rd April
Tuby's funfair - 6pm to 10pm on Thursday and Friday, 2pm to 10pm on Saturday, not open Sunday, 6pm to 9pm on Monday, on Penistone QEII Showground behind the Tesco. Free admission but rides cost money. Candyfloss, hot dogs and a range of fun rides and activities, from ducks to dodgems. They changed the dates again (as in 2016). See R Tuby (Facebook) or call (mobile) 07831 427 728 for more information. Print off their Discount Vouchers for some price reductions on rides.
Fri 31st Dementia Support Café - 10am to noon, Penistone Church. People living with dementia, their families and carers are welcome to join us at the café, where they can access information, advice, support and direct you to the appropriate local services and organisations. Make new friends and enjoy a brew with some cake in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Other dates are Fridays 21st April and 5th May. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Oompagh (Bavarian) Night - 8pm, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. This has music by The Old Silkstone Band. No further details at the White Heart, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Fiona Williams & Friends + Jeremy' - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. This is a special charity fund-raising evening to celebrate and remember the former (and highly popular) RBL Secretary Michael Kirkham, who passed away last year. Any musical performers are welcome to take part. Non-performers can come along and enjoy the free entertainment and cheap drinks but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. The charity is Barnsley Hospice. Penistone RBL.

Flour bequestTuby's funfairRick DaCostaTown Council Assembly

April    Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar). When is Easter?
This Month This month has the old Good Friday Flour Ceremony, St George's Day in Thurlstone, the elusive 'Annual Town Assembly', spring fairs, duck races, showers etc. But the big event, that has taken Penistone by storm and put our district in a party mood, is the Tour de Yorkshire bicycle race.
Sat 1st  TdY Art Workshop - 9.30am to 3pm, Market Barn. This is free and themed on bicycle mechanics, such as gears, chains, etc., as part of 'Get Creative', which is a national campaign to inspire people to try something new and creative. The idea is to inspire some artwork to be displayed for the Tour de Yorkshire race. This event is repeated on 8th April.
  ,,   ,, 'Times Past' Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Also: toasties, sandwiches, cake and raffle from noon to 1.30pm. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, 'Ukulele Skills and Techniques' - 10am to 3pm, Rafters (upstairs) Bar, Waggon and Horses, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Fee £13.50 (Includes lunch). Learn to play the Uke with Dave Fisher and Chris McShane. To book a place, email: info@chrismcshanemusic.co.uk. At Waggon & Horses.
  ,,   ,, 'Think Water' Event - Meet 10.30am at Café Crème, High Street, Penistone. Parking available at the Community Centre, Church Street, S36 6AR. This is a free event (by reservation) as part of the 'DRY Project' (DRY = Drought, Risk and You), involving three universities. With climate change and an increasing population making greater demands on the water supply, droughts are increasingly likely, as in 1975 and 1995. The Dry Project seeks to understand drought across seven river catchments including the River Don in the Penistone area. On-going field experiments are assessing the effects of drought on grassland plants and pollinators, with six sites at Ingbirchworth Reservoir. See the DRY Project
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Penistone coat of arms
TdY Events Launch - From 11am, Penistone Church. Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire international bicycle race starts from Bradford on 30th April and passes through our district towards the end of the 200-mile event. It finishes at the Fox Valley shopping venue in Stocksbridge. The month's Tour de Yorkshire events are launched by Woodhead Mountain Rescue abseiling down Penistone church's 80ft tower to attach a blue and yellow TdY T-shirt. The month's festivities are inaugurated by Penistone Mayor, Cllr Paul Hand-Davis and supported by cycling enthusiasts from St John’s Primary School. The Tour de Yorkshire bicycle race has initiated an unusually strong community reaction towards making Sunday 30th April a memorable day.
  ,,   ,, TdY Art Workshop - 11am to 4pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. As with the Penistone art event above, this is free and themed on bicycle mechanics, as part of 'Get Creative', which is a national campaign to inspire people to try something new and creative. The idea is to inspire some artwork to be displayed for the Tour de Yorkshire race. The best designs at the Wortley event will be used in a church tower artwork banner. See the new Penistone TdY page.
  ,,   ,, Easter Baking for Adults - 1pm to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Fee £25 each, suitable for over 16s. Booking essential via the website page for this event. Learn how to bake Hot Cross uns and Simnel Biscuits in the Victorian kitchen. Perfect treats for the Easter table. Refreshments included. For more information, call 01226 790 270. See Cannon Hall.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Worsborough Bridge Athletic (NCEL Div 1 Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. Poster says: 'Cheer the Black and White Wizards on to Glory.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 'Kaiser Monkey Killers' (Tribute band) - Doors open 6.45pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £10, available from Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby; Paul Schofield Butcher, Market St., Penistone and the George Inn, Upper Denby. See Denroyd Farm. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The Gospel of Mark (Story and Music) - 7.30pm, Penistone Church. Free admission. This is performed by Ian Birkinshaw as 'John Mark' and his son Peter (music), as a Penistone 'Churches Together' event. It sounds to be very unusual, with 'The Bridge' church magazine running out of superlatives. 'A traveller arrives to relate his extraordinary account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. There is joy and sorrow, comedy and poignancy as, one after another, Mark's fast-moving narrative brings the characters in the narrative to life.' Wondrous. 'An easy-to-understand way of hearing the story of Jesus.' See Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, April Louise (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 2nd Third Anniversary of 'Penistone 1' - The then new Offices and Shops complex was officially opened in 2014 by Mark Dransfield of Dransfield Properties and BMBC Leader, Sir Stephen Houghton CBE. See Dransfield's Penistone and the Penistone1 page.
Tues 4th Rotherham versus Sheffield Wednesday (Football Match) - 7.45pm, On TV in Pubs and Clubs. There are plenty of Owls supporters in Penistone.
Weds 5th 'The Floods of Holmfirth' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Upper Hall, Community Centre. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. A talk and presentation by Mike Wade about the Holmfirth floods, as day-trippers came in their hundreds by train to rubberneck at the wreckage. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group (FB).
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield versus Norwich (Football Match) - 7.45pm, On TV in Pubs and Clubs. There are plenty of Town supporters in Penistone.
Thurs 6th 'CSM' (or 'PACT') Meeting - Noon, Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. A monthly meeting between South Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where they discuss the latest crime trends. Now called a 'Community Safety Meeting'. See Barnsley West LPT.
  ,,   ,, 'An Evening of Crafts and Fund-raising' - 8pm to 10pm, Penistone Church. Admission by £25 ticket, booked in advance (find Heidi Tomlinson on Facebook). A complimentary glass of fizz, nibbles and all craft materials are included in the price. Four year old Molly Williams has a spine condition and she needs a special wheelchair costing nearly £13,000, to make her life easier and join in with her friends. This is one of the fund-raisers to help give Molly a better quality of life. Another fund-raising event for Molly is planned for Friday 19th May. Just Giving. See also Penistone Church, Facebook.
Fri - Mon
7th to 24th
Easter School Holiday - Two weeks off for Easter Holidays. Officially Monday 10th to Friday 21st but they don't 'work' weekends. Next one is Monday 1st May, for the May Day Bank Holiday. See BMBC School Dates.
Fri 7th 'Canary the Cat' (Live music) - 8.30pm start, The Huntsman, 136 Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QW. Free admission. The music is described as 'Stripped-back covers infused with a blend of jazz, blues and soul.' The Huntsman, Facebook - Tel. 76 4892
Sat 8th
to 21th
'Easter Skate' - 2pm to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays; Noon to 2pm, Saturdays; 10am to Noon, Sundays, Penistone Leisure Centre (The old Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. Thursdays are for slower skaters and families. Admission £2. Snacks and refreshments available. There are also skating lessons available on Weds 12th, 11.30am to 1.30pm for £6, call (mobile) 07977 991 727. See Penistone Leisure Centre.
Sat 8th
to Sept.
'Tales of the Wedding Dress - From Home-made to World Stage' (Exhibition) - Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Free admission, parking extra. A sumptuous and fascinating exhibition looking at fashions, traditions and personal stories of creating that very special dress. This beautiful display of hand-made and home-made wedding dresses will be on display at Cannon Hall Museum throughout the spring and summer until Sunday 3rd September. See Cannon Hall.
Sat 8th TdY Art Workshop - 9.30am to 3pm, Market Barn. This is free and themed on bicycle mechanics, as part of 'Get Creative', which is a national campaign to inspire people to try something new and creative. The idea is to inspire some artwork to be displayed for the Tour de Yorkshire race. See the new Penistone TdY page.
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, Penistone Church. Cakes, cards and Easter crafts. Donations of cakes to sell are welcome. Organised by Penistone Church's 'Little Fishes'. From poster in church.
  ,,   ,, 17th Anniversary Organ Concert - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Details as they emerge. This marks the 17th anniversary of the launch of the Compton Paramount Theatre Organ in Penistone. The concert features Kevin Grunhill and Andrew Williams (not that one) and award-winning young organists, Declan Poole and Lewis Scott. The music will range from pop to classical. See Paramount Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004.
  ,,   ,, Annual Celebrity Concert and 50th Anniversary - 7.15pm to 9.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £15 and £8, available by calling Judy on 76 3754 or at the Box Office. Concert marking the 50th anniversary of Millhouse Green MVC, with special guests, Brighouse and Rastrick Band (Facebook). This will be a belter. See Paramount Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The 'Swaine Spring Fling' - Doors open 7pm, Village Hall, Hoylandswaine. Tickets £8.50, call Barbara (mobile) 07789 345 523 or Carolyn (mobile) 07783 199 564. Come and meet friends and neighbours for an evening of music, food and fun (pie & peas, quizzes, music and raffle). Bring as much booze as you like. From a solitary poster.
  ,,   ,, Kevin Kitchen (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 9th Palm Sunday. The Sunday before Easter. It was the day when Jesus entered Jerusalem and palm branches were strewn in his way.
  ,,   ,, Charity Bonanza (Tabletop Sale) - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre. Admission 50p. Refreshments available. Bargains galore on a lot of stalls (including Beryl's Bunnies). Refreshments by Green Moor Cricket Club. Bring plenty of bags; you will need them. From poster.
Mon 10th Easter Craft Event - 2pm to 4pm, Shepley Library, Shepley. No fee advertised, probably free. This is aimed at accompanied children of all ages, to enjoy games, crafts and to decorate buns.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Theatre Group, Open Evening - 7pm at The Shack, Bridge Street. Penistone Theatre Group is recruiting new members of all ages to help in all areas of the theatre, including scenery, props, lighting and 'treading the boards'. A Youth Theatre group also meets every second Sunday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. This is the second of three Open Evenings. The next one will be Tuesday 23rd May. See Penistone Theatre Group, Facebook.
Tues 11th Penistone Annual Town Assembly - 7pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre. The annual meeting where Penistone Town Council meets the local electorate, presents a Mayor's Report and annual Financial Report and hears matters of concern to local residents. Please come along and raise your local issues with the council. Don't be fooled that the statutary notice (which went up early) in a 'Central and Conspicuous Place' on the High Street was removed; the meeting is still on. Another notice is pinned up for visitors to the Community Centre. Agenda:
  • To elect a Chairperson.
  • To receive apologies for absence.
  • The approve Minutes from the AT Assembly of Weds 6th April 2016, read by the Town Clerk, Keith Coulson.
  • The Mayor's Report for the municipal year ending 31st March 2017.
  • The Audited Statement of Accounts for the same period.
  • To receive Public Questions (possibly the best bit) - Comments and Suggestions from the Electorate of the Penistone Town Council catchment area.
  ,,   ,, 'Dave Burland and The Awkward Squad' (Music evening) - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley, Penistone, S36 9DF. Come and join them for the launch of their new album 'Okkard'. Listen to samples from their new album at the The Awkward Squad website (Facebook). Dave Burland is well known from the Barnsley folk circuit of earlier times. Cubley Hall.
Thurs 13th 'Digital Champions' Session - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Library. Free one-to-one sessions which must be booked at the Library counter. 'Do you need help getting connected, emails, on-line services, etc.? Come and see the Digital Champions.' (Optional fanfare or the Queen record 'We are the Champions ...'). Barnsley MB Council is moving its Council Tax, Housing Benefits and Waste Collection enquiries on-line and dumping its telephone enquiries. In future, residents will need an online login account to make any progress. Visit Penistone Library for more information or call 76 2313. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Blood Donor Session - 12.25pm to 3.25pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Penistone Grammar School. Limited walk-in slots are possible but they prefer appointments. Tea and biscuits are provided in recompense for "Very nearly an armful" of blood (Tony Hancock's words). For more information or to make an appointment, call 0300 123 23 23. Blood.
Fri to Sun
14th - 16th
Spring Beer Festival - White Heart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH. Free admission (beers cost extra) and plenty of parking. More than 40 craft beers and ciders to try out and with food available. Live music throughout the weekend. They conceded defeat on the earlier title of 'Penistone Beer Festival', which had already been claimed by Penistone Church. For more information, call 76 2843. White Heart.
Fri 14th BH Good Friday in Penistone Church. The day which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the most important church event of the year, with Christmas a close second. This was the Penistone routine for Good Friday 2016. The Flour Ceremony will involve the current Penistone Mayor and you:
  • 10 am - Messy Church with the Mayor of Penistone.
  • Also the historic Flour Ceremony - see next item below.
  • 11.15am - Procession of the Cross. To Penistone High Street and meeting up with other Christians (this year organised by the Methodists).
  • 2 pm - Liturgy of the Cross.
  ,,   ,, Traditional Flour Ceremony - Following the 10am service, In the lower churchyard ('Sensory Garden'), Penistone Church. A very old local custom. In 1559 local landowner William Turton bequeathed to each of 'The Poor of the Parish of Penistone' a bag of rye flour, to be doled out every Good Friday. The details of the bequest are on a large panel in Penistone Church. It was originally conducted at the Church door by the vicar. After Penistone Town Hall (Paramount) was built in 1914, the ceremony was conducted on the Town Hall steps by the Town Clerk, with a blessing by the vicar. Somewhere along the line, rye flour changed to normal wheat flour and it crossed the road into the lower churchyard 'Sensory Garden'. Now that Penistone has a mayor, the vicar blesses the proceedings and the Mayor distributes the bags. All good, clean fun. See Old Customs and Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, James Kirkham (singer), also Keith's Krazy Birthday - 8pm till late, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone, S36 9RH.Two events in one, with Keith Riggett's birthday bash and an evening of 60s, 70s and 80s music from James Kirkham. See the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Motown Evening - Generations Café Bar, St Mary's Street, S36 6DT. Tickets £17, available from the café, includes a glass of prosecco or small glass of house wine and a choice of antipasti or vegetarian platter. The live music is provided by Kevin Curtin and it is described as a 'star tribute show.' For more information, call 76 1583. Generations Café.
Sat 15th King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys - From 7pm, The Carding Shed, Hepworth, Dobroyd Mill, Butt Lane, Hepworth, HD9 1AF. Admission £12. Described as: 'A high-octane, rockin', jump and jive night with the ultimate boogie band.' Bring a can of 'Sure'. For more details, call 01484 680 400.
  ,,   ,, Spring Auction - 8pm, The George Inn, 114 Denby Lane, HD8 8UE. This is an emergency fund-raiser for St John's church (Upper Denby). Some great items to bid for, including a full Nine-Gallon Barrel of Tetley's Cask beer (72 pints in all). The George, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Motown Night - Time not stated, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. Dig out your 80s fashion wear and get in the Motown mood. Make it a night and find the Easter Egg to win a prize. See the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Darren Dale (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun/Mon
16th & 17th
'Friends of Cannon Hall Easter Craft Fair' - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Free admission, parking extra. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend by browsing a selection of beautiful, locally made arts and crafts. To book your own stall, contact cannonhallfriends@gmail.com. See Cannon Hall.
Sun 16th 'Easter Eggstravaganza' - 10am to noon, Rotherham Gate Lodge, Wortley, S36 7EH. Easter bake-off (enter your home-baking creations), Easter bonnet competition and an Easter egg hunt (under 12s, £3 per child) with hidden pictures of Easter eggs to find and get a sweet reward. Refreshments available. Organised by Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust.
  ,,   ,, Easter Sunday 'Crafty Business Makers Market' - 10am to 4pm, probably 10am to 4pm, Market Barn, Penistone. Free Admission, plenty of parking nearby. Lots of  hand-made crafts, live music, food, drink, craft demonstrations and family activities. If you would like to set up a stall, please fill in the Application Form. Stalls are £40 and you need Public Liability Insurance, see the form for more details. See Crafty Biz (Twitter).
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Victoria (Carry on the road after Crow Edge). Free admission but a donation is welcome upon arrival. Refreshmerts available. Vendor pay £5 a vehicle. Classic vehicles welcome to display. Fro more information, call 76 2533.
  ,,   ,, Easter Eucharist - 10.45am, Penistone Parish Church and 10am, St Saviour's, Thurlstone. Easter Day is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox (Time & Date) and commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Easter Sunday Funday - Noon to 5pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone. Family fun with an egg hunt and children's prizes. Join us this easter sunday for some eggciting fun! We will be having an easter egg hunt with many prizes to be won for the kiddies. We will also have free food available so don't miss out. Drinks offers available all day. It will be cracking.' Easter Jägerbombs: three for £6. See the Spread Eagle on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Outdoor Beer Festival and Family Fun Day - Noon to 6pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. This will be a good day in Thurlstone, with family fun, a barbecue and music from the local band 'Grigio' (see Ingrum), which is signed to HBAC Recordings. Beers are from the Jolly Boys Brewery, Facebook. This brewery was founded 28th Nov 2014 by four friends and registered to Regent's Court, Penistone, so the band and the beer are all local. See the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'The Skool Disco' - 8pm to 1am, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone. 'Join us this Easter Sunday for an old skool disco. Come in fancy dress and win prizes, so let's get down and boogie till the early hours. Come feel the noise.'  Easter Jägerbombs: three for £6. See the Spread Eagle on Facebook.
Mon 17th BH Easter Monday - Bank Holiday, UK. A nice lie-in for the workers. Doesn't matter when you are retired. ;-)
  ,,   ,, Third Anniversary of the Dedication of the QEII Field in Trust - The 'Showground'. A plaque was unveiled in 2014 in a ceremony which celebrated the recreation field's protected status. In planning circles, the word 'Protected' has been corrupted into meaning 'Reserved for future development.' In this case, 'Protected' is in the Queen's English and means 'Protected in perpetuity from being built upon'. The ceremony took place on a very windy day in the children's play area near the Bowling Club by the then Mayors of Penistone and Barnsley, Cllrs Cutts and Richardson. Under this Royal award, Barnsley Council no longer has the 'right' to sell this green patch of Penistone. It can only be used recreational and related activities. There is a catch, though. BMBC can charge what it likes for organised events. See Fields in Trust.
  ,,   ,, Easter 'Made and Found' Market - 10am to 4pm, The Yummy Yorkshire Barn, Ingbirchworth. 'Beautiful textiles, hand-made home wares, crafted jewellery, fine foods and even a tepee or two.' See Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Co. and on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Derby versus Huddersfield (Football Match) - 5pm, On TV in Pubs and Clubs. There are plenty of Town supporters in Penistone.
Weds 19th T-P Trail Workday - Meet 10am, Between Penistone Railway Station and the Trans-Pennine Trail. Everyone welcome but dress to get mucky. You might need waterproofs, gloves and boots. This is a clean-up operation to prepare the area as a wild flower reserve. See the T-P Trail CV site for more information.
  ,,   ,, 'Beautiful Buttonholes and Brooches' - 11am, 1pm and 2pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Fee £5, suitable for 10+yrs, with children accompanied by an adult. Booking essential via the website page for this event. As part of the 'Tales of the Wedding Dress' exhibition, join Sarah White, creator of the Wizard of Oz felt and button wedding bouquet, for a delightful, fun filled workshop. Bring out your creative side and be inspired to make your own small, floral, corsage or brooch. See Cannon Hall.
  ,,   ,, 'Beatrix Potter' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Janet N. All are welcome. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are the first and third Wednesday of the month. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 20th Easter Baking for Children - 1pm to 3pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Fee £10 each, suitable for ages 5 to 11 years, with children accompanied by an adult. Booking essential via the website page for this event. Come and join the cook in the Victorian kitchen and make sweet Easter treats to take home. For more information, call 01226 790 270. See Cannon Hall.
  ,,   ,, PFR ManPFR Hartcliff Hill Race - 7.30pm, Starts and finishes about ¾ mile from Langsett Barn, S36 4GY (A616, 1 mile SE of the Flouch Roundabout, grid ref: SE211005). Entry £4 on the day – register at Langsett Barn. Minimum age 14. Course Records (current course since 2015), Male: Andy Swift, Penistone, 2016, 17:00; Female: Caitlin Rice, Glossopdale, 2016, 19:21. See PFR for full details.
  ,,   ,, Tour de Yorkshire Meeting - 8pm, White Heart. 'Come along and find out more about what's happening on Race Day and how you can help make the event a massive success.' Show your interest on the Facebook Event. See the new Penistone TdY page.
Fri 21st HM The Queen's 91st Birthday - No beacons this year, unlike the big community event in 2016 for her 90th birthday. This is the real deal rather than the 'official birthday' in June. Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21st April 1926 and christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in the chapel of Buckingham Palace. Princess Elizabeth was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Our current Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with a total of four children and eight grandchildren. She has reigned for more than five decades. HMQ acceded to the throne at the age of 25 to become Head of State of the UK and 15 Commonwealth realms.
  ,,   ,, Dementia Support Café - 10am to noon, Penistone Church. People living with dementia, their families and carers are welcome to join us at the café, where they can access information, advice, support and direct you to the appropriate local services and organisations. Make new friends and enjoy a brew with some cake in a relaxed and peaceful setting. This is the second of three sessions, see also 5th May. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Soul and Motown Night - Doors open 6.45pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £10, available from Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby; Paul Schofield Butcher, Market St., Penistone and the George Inn, Upper Denby. See Denroyd Farm. From poster.
Sat 22nd Yoga for Cyclists and Runners - 3pm to 5pm, 18 Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ (across the road from Well Pharmacy). £10 for the session, booked in advance through the 'Mind Body' app or by calling Claire on (mobile) 07803 855 669. It is to help build supple and strong ankles for balance, reliable quadriceps for knee stability and dynamic stretching for leg warm-ups and cool-downs. Although these workshops are designed to aid cyclists and runners they will benefit anyone looking to develop core strength, flexibility and leg endurance. Cheap too. Yoga Penistone is also doing discounts to Sportive participants for some other classes. See the new Penistone TdY page.
  ,,   ,, Jonathan Redfern (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 23rd England's FlagSaint George's Day - The national saint's day for England. Whatever our nationality, we celebrate St Patrick's Day but not usually St George's Day. Dandelion Wine is traditionally brewed on this day: Collect dandelion flowers and leaves (no stalks) on this day, clean them and dry them. The St George Cross is the flag for England. See St George's Day. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, Invitation to Join a Peloton - 10.10am, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. From the local Simon Tucker to fellow cyclists: 'Okay ladies and gentlemen; listen up. How would you like to ride a section of the Tour De Yorkshire course and feel what it is like to be a part of the pro peloton? Well here is your chance. A band of riders from HCC will be at the Blacksmiths Arms at Millhouse Green around 10.10am on Sunday Morning (23rd April, not Race Day). We will ride from the Blackies to Wortley and you are welcome to join us. A road bike or a mountain bike is fine. Once in a lifetime opportunity to ride the course. Just turn up on Sunday and join in. The more the merrier. And if you feel like it stay with us and ride to Fox Valley for a free coffee at full gas bikes.' See Pen TdY.
  ,,   ,, St George's Day Celebration - 1pm to 11pm, The Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone. With Soul Motown music by Soul Mates (duet). Bar snacks, drinks discounts. From poster.
  St George's Day - All day, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Special price of £2.50 a pint (with a range of Real Ales on tap) throughout the day.
Mon 24th
Moved to 29th
TdY 'Best Dressed House' Competition - Please note the date change. This will now be on Saturday 29th. This is only for houses on the TdY route. The prize is an overnight stay at Staindrop Lodge, Chapeltown, thanks to the generosity of Cubley Hall. Email details of your entry to: Tdy@penistoneshow.com to confirm your participation. See the Penistone TdY page.
  ,,   ,, Job Club - 1pm to 3pm, Penistone Library. This will be every Monday. Booking not necessary for the normal Job Club. A 'National Careers Advisor' will also be on hand on this particular day, from 1pm to 2pm and will need to be booked at the counter. Visit Penistone Library for more information or call 76 2313. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council - Normally 7pm, 6.30pm this time for photographs, The Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building (Carnegie Library door and turn left inside). A brief public participation period precedes what is likely to be a minimal meeting. A planning meeting follows on. This one was moved on a week, as the first Monday was a Bank Holiday and, well, that's how it (usually) works. The next PTC meeting is the AGM on Monday 15th May. That is on the normal third Monday of the month, even though the first Monday of May is another Bank Holiday. Go figure! Pen T Council
Tues 25th
(for 5 wks)
5-Week Sugarcraft Course (Not free) - 10am to noon, Penistone Library. Every Tuesday for five weeks. Booking essential at the Library. The price is not advertised but a similar event in January for icing cakes and buns was 'a bit steep' at about £76 for a six-week course. Visit Penistone Library for more information or call 76 2313. From poster.
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(for 10 wks)
Family History Course - 1.10pm to 3.10pm, Penistone Library. Booking essential. The price is not advertised but is not likely to be free. All are welcome but please call Kerry on (mobile) 07855 228 207 to make your booking. This is the same as the next item below on a different time and day. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Open Wind Band Rehearsal - 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Penistone Grammar School. Penistone Community Wind Band is recruiting new members and inviting players of all ages and abilities to come to an open session where they can meet the group and join if they like. They meet every Tuesday evening at this time. From Look Local.
Weds 26th
(for 10 wks)
Family History Course - 9.30am to 11.30am, Penistone Library. Booking essential. The price is not advertised but is not likely to be free. All are welcome but please call Kerry on (mobile) 07855 228 207 to make your booking. This is the same as the item above but on a different time and day. From poster.
Thurs - Sat
27th to 29th
'Taken at Midnight' (Live Play) - 7.45pm each evening, 3pm Saturday matinée, Penistone Church. Free admission. Friday night was sold out. This is a new play by Mark Hayhurst, set in Nazi Germany and performed by the Endellion Theatre Company (Facebook). More information on Penistone Church (Facebook).
Thurs 27th
(for 6 wks)
Free 6-week IT Course - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Library. Every Thursday for six weeks. Booking essential at the Library desk. Help with Internet Basics, Using Email, Online Public Services (such as Barnsley Council), Online Shopping, Banking and Social Media. Residents are increasingly being required to set up a personal login and access the Internet for day-to-day communications with such as BMBC, so that officials won't have to talk on the phone. Visit Penistone Library for more information or call 76 2313. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Man City versus Man Utd (Football Match) - 8pm, On TV in Pubs and Clubs. There are some Manchester United supporters in Penistone.
Fri/Sat
28th, 29th
Free Hatha Yoga Sessions - 1pm to 2.30pm and 3pm to 4pm both days, 18 Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ (across the road from Well Pharmacy). Classes must be booked in advance through the 'Mind Body' app or by calling Claire on (mobile) 07803 855 669. These free Hatha Yoga sessions are part of TdY weekend and of benefit to cyclists in the Sportive events. Hatha Yoga is all about proper diet, purifying the body, proper breathing and asana exercises (bodily postures). There you go and now you know. Yoga Penistone is also doing discounts to Sportive participants for some other classes.
Fri 28th Trans-Pennine Trail Tidy-up - Meet 10am, Bullhouse Bridge, Trans-Pennine Trail. Continuing a general tidy-up ready for the Tour de Yorkshire visitors to our area. Clearing round seating areas, collecting litter, cleaning picnic tables and signs to make sure they all look good for the weekend. If you can only come for part of the day, that's fine. Why not drag a couple of friends or family along too? Wear some old clothes that can get dirty; put on sturdy footwear and strong gardening gloves. Some tools available. Bring a packed lunch and a mug, as the T-P Trail volunteers will provide tea, coffee and biscuits. For more information, see the T-PTcv website (Facebook) or call Kate on (mobile) 07704 333 445.
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Barnsley U3A Meeting - 11am to 1pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Free admission and refreshments. Want to keep active? Combat loneliness? Make new friends?' You are invited to come along and contribute ideas towards setting up activities in the Penistone area (Penistone U3A branch?) U3A = 'University of the Third Age', which provides activites for retired people. For more information, call Helen Dew on 01226 891130. Age UK and U3A are collaborating on setting up groups and activities to encourage more social interaction for retired and semi-retired people. See Barnsley U3A.
Sat 29th TdY 'Best Dressed House' Competition - (Moved from Sat 24th) 10am, judging of the competition. This is only for houses on the TdY route. The prize is an overnight stay at Staindrop Lodge, Chapeltown, thanks to the generosity of Cubley Hall. Email details of your entry to: Tdy@penistoneshow.com to confirm your participation. See the Penistone TdY page.
  ,,   ,, Choral MVC Concert - 7.15pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Admission £5 by ticket only, call 763574, includes supper (not described). A concert by Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir. This is the farewell performance for Sue Christie, the choir's Musical Director of 23 years.
  ,,   ,, Joshua versus Klitschko (Boxing on TV) - 7pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. 'Join us for the fight of this generation. 'This fight is not to be missed, so come along and watch the action on our six large screen TVs. It's sure to be a knockout. Drinks offers all night.' See Spread Eagle (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Vince Shaw (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 30th
Penistone coat of arms
Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in the Penistone area. The special new TdY page lists the entertainments of Race Day and details of the big race.
Stage 3 of the international bicycle race starts 12.30pm at Bradford and finishes at Fox Valley, Stocksbridge.
Also some lesser 'Sportive' cycle events in the morning for amateur riders.
This is a big event in our area and a special page has been set up on this website.
More details on the Penistone TdY page.

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May    Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month 'Spaw Sunday' is a centuries-old tradition, as is also the 'Beating of the Bounds' with walkers circumnavigating Oxspring, Penistone or Thurgoland at around the same date (traditionally 'Rogation Sunday', 21st May, see Wikipedia). Penistone Town Council AGM is also this month.
Mon 1st May Day Bank Holiday - 'Early May Bank Holiday' is the first Monday of May and a one-day school holiday, returning on Tuesday. There will be some village galas here and there, probably HoylandSwaine for one. (Time & Date) (C of E Calendar).
Tues 2nd HMG Housing Consultation - This is the closing date. From HM Government website: 'We are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across the public and private sectors, as well as from the general public.' See 'Fixing our Broken Housing Market'.
Weds 3rd 'Hudson Taylor - Missionary' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Philip Nuttall about this early Christian missionary to China. All are welcome. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are the first and third Wednesday of the month. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 4th 'Community Safety Meeting' (or 'PACT') Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. A monthly meeting between South Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where they discuss the latest crime trends. Now called a 'Community Safety Meeting'. See Barnsley West LPT.
Fri 5th End of the Paper Fiver - The paper £5 note will be withdrawn on this date. The Bank of England will always exchange its old-series banknotes but shops will not take them.
  ,,   ,, Dementia Support Café - 10am to noon, Penistone Church. People living with dementia, their families and carers are welcome to join us at the café, where they can access information, advice, support and direct you to the appropriate local services and organisations. Make new friends and enjoy a brew with some cake in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Third session of three. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Tommy Cooper Tribute Act (Comedy magic show) - 7.30pm to 10pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £18 all areas, concessions £15 in the stalls only. No age limit specified but children under 15 in the Circle area must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Complete with a live musical accompaniment, this all-encapsulating show stars John Hewer in his critically-acclaimed tribute show full of magic and mirth. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). See Paramount (Facebook).
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The Bus Pass Buskers - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. They didn't come!
Free admission but please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. The Bus Pass Buskers usually provide a very entertaining show, when they can make the gig. Must be old age. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, 'Ukulele Heads Together Concert' - Time not stated, Penistone Church. That's all of the information on Facebook.
Sat 6th 'Marching Through the Ages' (Joint Band Concert) - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Admission is a very reasonable £6. Yorkshire Military Band and Barnsley Sea Cadets (FB), with the Marie Penrose Dancers, celebrate British military music as a fund-raiser for Penistone Armed Forces Day (Facebook), which is the big local event on Saturday 24th June. Call the Paramount on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). Paramount.
  ,,   ,, 'Swinging Through the Ages' - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Admission £10 each. Er, no it isn't that sort of 'swinging', missus. A concert by the wondrous Take2 Big Band. Patrons are invited to wear 1940s clothes, with a prize for the best outfit. The evening also includes a fund-raising auction for Penistone Armed Forces Day (Facebook) in June. The band will be back in Penistone on the evening of Penistone AFD to play at the Royal British Legion. Paramount Box Office on 76 7532. Paramount.
  ,,   ,, Kerry M (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission to the Saturday night 'turn'. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 7th
Penistone coat of arms
Spa ('Spaw') Sunday - Morning, Gunthwaite Spa (see map). This is one of those quirky and very old traditions that adds interest to a district. It goes back centuries. Visit the Spa in the morning for the healing, sulphurous (and slightly smelly) spa waters which are supposed to have miraculous healing powers, but only if imbibed in the forenoon. It has been thought a cure for scurvy, gout, baldness and more. On a good day, you might see thirty of more people there. Usually someone sets up a stall for tea and buns. Also:
Thurlstone Brass Band - (weather permitting) 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Gunthwaite Spa (see map). Thurlstone Brass Band will then play at 5pm at the George Inn, Upper Denby. 'Spaw Sunday' is always the first Sunday of May. See the Local Customs page.
  ,,   ,, Spring Garden and Craft Fayre - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission. Wortley Hall will be welcoming stalls from across the UK. Enjoy the day whatever the weather as we have stalls inside the house and in the gardens, selling everything from plants, garden decorations, crafts, bags, jewellery, books, health and beauty and much more. Refreshments, cakes and sandwiches on sale in the Hall. See Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, 'Clair de Lune' (Concert) - 4pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JQ. 'Retiring Collection' instead of admission fee, so put some money in the pot. Refreshments available. This is nothing to do with Claire being a looney (we have enough of those on TV). It is the second of a series of four concerts featuring the renowned local soprano, Elizabeth Charlesworth. It has a French theme from the Impressionist composers. Accompaniment is provided by David Lewis on piano. It is also an opportunity to visit this splendid church, which has an interesting Pre-Raphaelite mural. For more information about the concert, call (mobile) 07407 559 059. A small booklet for this series can be found in Penistone Community Centre (adjoining corridor) and most likely Penistone Library. The next in this series is 11th June.
Mon 8th Free Fraud Talk - 10.30am to Noon, Penistone Library, High Street. Free admission but booking is required (leave your name at the counter). Free refreshments after 10.15am. The poster says: 'Are you worried about being scammed or a loved one being scammed? Then come to our free fraud talk to hear about helpful tools and tips to help you avoid being affected by this criminal activity. Not to be missed!' This talk has been arranged by 'Home Instead Senior Care' whose nearest branch is at 4 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley.
Thurs 11th SY Police Chief Constable, Special Public Meeting - 6pm to 9pm, The Conference Room, Penistone Grammar School. Arranged with Penistone Town Council, the new Chief Constable will give a presentation followed by a Q&A session with local residents. Announced at the Penistone Annual Town Assembly of 11th April, this is an important meeting for our district and residents are urged to attend this. PGS has plenty of free off-road parking.
  ,,   ,, PFR'Walk to Run 2017' (Start of a 10-week fitness programme) - Meet 6.30pm, on the Trans-Pennine Trail near the Skate Park. Free to do and no hidden charges. You can park near Julie's cafe then call in for a brew afterwards (before too). The idea is for people who are not usually joggers, or who have lost the jogging habit, to improve their fitness. They do a weekly walk/jog for ten weeks, eventually with the hope of doing just over 3 miles (5 km) without stopping. After that, they might be able to go on to park runs and more, if they so desire. It is all explained in the PFR's 'Walk to Run 2017' (pdf). Remember to wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear. You might also take a bottle of water. From poster. See Penistone Footpath Runners.
Fri 12th Grand Opening - 8pm, Cricket Club clubhouse, Upper Denby. This is to re-open the club's newly-refurbished clubhouse. With special guest, David Wainwright ex-Yorks CCC. The club has two teams in the Drakes Huddersfield League and four junior teams in the Junior League and is always looking for new players. A new programme for children starts on 19th May. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Weekend
13th, 14th
'Tales of the Wedding Dress - Curator's Tour' (Exhibition) - Tours at Noon, 1.30pm and 3pm (tour is about 45mins), Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. 'Pay what you want'. Limited places, so please reserve your place by email alisoncooper@barnsley.gov.uk. The beautiful display of hand-made and home-made wedding dresses is being displayed until 3rd September but this weekend is an opportunity to meet the exhibition's curator and to learn about the changing exhibition space, the costumes and the people behind them. The curator will also tell you about wedding dresses in screen productions which are due to join the exhibition after 26th May. See Cannon Hall.
  ,,   ,, Weddings and Events Showcase - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Free Admission, parking extra. Come to our wedding extravaganza and see how it could look on your special day. Gain some insight into what the suppliers can offer. Our expert team will be on hand to offer a no-pressure and inspirational experience. Evaluate the splendid Georgian Country House, park and gardens for the wedding photos. The House will be shown in its full glory, along with our newly-licensed Deer Shelter (not 'too deer', one hopes). View the venue as a wedding space, both indoors and out. (Guff abridged). See Cannon Hall.
Sat 13th 'Boden Party' (clothes) - 9.30am to 3.30pm, 301, Barnsley Road, Hoyland Swaine, S36 7JA. A Tupperware-style gathering with clothes on sale. Customers can go on to stage their own Boden Parties, with the seller gaining a small commission as a home-based outlet for the clothes supplier. The poster says: 'Join us for tea. coffee, cake and shopping,' and, '25% off plus free delivery', presumably off the website prices. For mor information, call Caroline on (mobile) 07402 985 285, or just come along. See Boden. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Christian Aid Coffee Morning - 10am to noon (dinners from noon to 2pm), Penistone Church. This is a find-raiser as part of Christian Aid week, which runs from Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th May. Tea, coffee, buns, cake stall and raffle. Penistone Church, Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Monthly Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, HoylandSwaine Church. Tea, coffee, bacon sarnies, cakes and a warm welcome to all. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Phil Kelsall MBE in Concert (Organ concert) - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £10.00 each all areas, no concessions. Phil Kelsall marks his forty years as Resident Organist at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool at a celebratory concert. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy Phil as he takes us on a musical journey in a real cinema theatre on the mighty Compton Cinema Pipe Organ, with a special visual presentation on the big screen. If seats are booked up, some spare seats might be available by calling the Organ Trust on (mobile) 07944 566 972. Paramount Box Office is on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). Paramount.
  ,,   ,, Spread Eagle Race Day - Haydock Park. Ask for details at the Spread Eagle bar or Telephone (mob) 07853 858 292 Costs £50 each, Leave name and £20 deposit behind the bar. Cost includes transport, a breakfast sandwich and a free drink at the racecourse. Also see: Sat 15th July - John Smith's Cup, York Races and Sat 16th Sept - St Leger's Day, Doncaster Races. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Magical Melodies 2017' (Musical Talent Show) - 6.30pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Tickets: Adults £4; Concessions £3, available from Oxspring PO, from Oxspring School or by calling 76 1153. This show features local talent both young and old. According to Look Local, performers will include the Oxspring School Choir, Merv Robinson, Rocky, Naomi Fearon, Mary McBurney, Toby Burton and others, including some junior musicians. Proceeds to Oxspring School, the Community Garden, and to subsidise a coach trip to RHS Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate. To apply for next year's concert, call 76 1153.
  ,,   ,, Sondelle (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission to the Saturday night 'turn'. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 14th Sailing Club Open Day - Noon to 4pm, Pennine Sailing Club, Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge, S36 4TF. No admission price indicated on the poster but 'Proceeds to Sail4cancer.' This is an opportunity to 'push the boat our' with experienced sailors. 'All ages welcome' to a safe introduction to dinghy sailing, with buoyancy aids provided. Refreshments available. Sailors can bring their own boats to try out the reservoir. Bring a change of clothes and old or soft shoes, you are likely to get wet. See Pennine Sailing Club and their Youtube drone video.
Mon 15th Penistone Town Council AGM - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building (Carnegie Library door and turn left inside). Cllr Roger Hinchliffe to be elected as Penistone Mayor. The Deputy Mayor and members of sub-committees will also be elected and representatives appointed to various boards. Reports will be received. The annual contribution to the Round Table is up for approval for their good work at the the Gala and Bonfire night, but without stating the amount (£5,000 last year, £3,500 previously). A Planning Meeting follows on. On conclusion of PTC business, the new Penistone Mayor invites you and a guest to his 'Mayor-making' in the Council Chamber.

The Agenda is on PTC noticeboards outside Lancaster's and at the Community Centre.Residents may observe and record proceedings of council and sub-committee meetings. Residents and the media may observe and record proceedings of council and sub-committee meetings but can be excluded under certain well-defined and confidential circumstances (HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf). Some time is allowed before the meeting for public questions and there will be a minute's silence to remember Jill Craven, who recently passed away. Penistone Town Council.
Weds 17th Coffee Morning and Cake Sale - 10.30am to noon, Thurgoland Community Hall. This is in support of Dementia Awareness Week. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society. Call Maggie on (mobile) 07876 450 518 for more information. Alzheimer's Society. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Food Rationing in WWII' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Cory Garner, looking at these former times of austerity when the nation had to pull together. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC - versus - Bridlington Town (NCEL Cup Final) - Kick off 7.30pm, Bramhall Lane Stadium, Sheffield. Admission £5, concessions £3, programme £1.50. This is the big one in the Northern Counties East Football League, being played at the Sheffield United ground. 'Cheer the Black and White Wizards to Glory.' Pen Church FC, (Facebook)
Thurs - Sat
18th to 20th
'Cash on Delivery' (Comedy Farce) - 7pm each day, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Adult tickets £9, Concessions £6, call the Box Office on 76 7532. Performed by Penistone Theatre Group, this is a comedy Farce by Michael Cooney. See the Paramount.
Fri to Sun
19th to 21st
Shepley Spring Festival - Shepley Village. Tickets online from the website, by calling 01484 604 704 or from Shepley Newsagents. Adult tickets in the range of £35 to £90. Not cheap but it is a big event with too many performers to list here. Beer Tent with Real Ale, stalls and Children's Festival. Train from Penistone at around 20 past the hour. Last trains back from Shepley Stationare: Friday/Saturday 10.36pm, Sunday only 7.37pm. Parking, accommodation and a campsite for tents and caravans. See Shepley Spring Festival and Facebook. I had trouble accessing the website pages.
Fri 19th Fund-raiser for Molly - 7pm, The Fairway, Dodworth. Four year old Molly Williams has a condition which affects her spine. She needs a special wheelchair costing nearly £13,000 to make her life easier and join in with her friends. This is a fund-raising event to help pay for her wheelchair. There will be a pub quiz, raffle, choir, card-selling and other activities. The local community has given generously before (such as 'Care for Claire'), can we do it again? See Just Giving. (From Look Local).
Sat - Fri
20th to 26th
Holmfirth Film Festival - Mostly in the Picturedrome, Holmfirth. Now in its seventh year and a good idea for Penistone to copy (hint, hint). Another packed week of screenings and film-based events for people who love this medium with typical prices of £5 per film. Holmfirth has good parking and a regular bus service to Penistone. See Holmfirth Film Festival and Holmfirth Events.
Sat 20th Spring Fayre - 10am to 11.30am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road (above the Cop Shop). Admission 50p. Stalls, etc.; tea/coffee and a cake for £1. This is in aid of CAFOD and Christian Aid. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Ladies' Night - 7pm until late, Generations Café Bar , St Mary's Street. Price £19 Per Person, includes a glass of Prosecco and choice of Antipasti or Vegetarian Platter. Live music. See Generations Café Bar (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Mark Graham (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission to the Saturday night 'turn'. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
'Rogation
Sunday'
21st
Penistone Charity Boundary Walk - 9am, Cubley Hall (Start and finish in the car park). £5 suggested donation for entry, as a fund-raiser for Sporting Penistone and the Trans-Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers, (Facebook). The full 16 Mile walk is well-trodden and way-marked, or you can do a reduced 8 Mile route, which is still plenty. Register on the day at Cubley Hall or by Email: penistoneboundarywalk@gmail.com. Cubley Hall car park has a Boundary Map display board or you can find it at Visit Penistone and Google Maps. be sure to dress for the weather, put some good boots on, take sandwiches, plenty to drink and have your binoculars and camera ready for the scenic views. It's good to see it being held on the traditional 'Rogation Sunday' this year. See the Customs page for more about this old tradition.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Victoria, HD9 7TP. This is on a field near the former Victoria pub. Free admission but donations welcome upon arriving at the car park. Vendors pay £5 a plot. For further information, call 76 2533. Classic cars welcome.
  ,,   ,, Celebratory 325th Anniversary Service - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel. This marks 325 years of continuous independent worship in the dissenters' chapel, from 1692. The preacher is Rev'd Philip Bee and the service will feature the soloist David Messenger and the 'Clangers' handbell ringers. Organist is David Biltcliffe. Refreshments available. It is always a pleasure to visit this quirky chapel, although parking is somewhat limited. 'Come and help us celebrate this wonderful event.' From poster.
  ,,   ,, Daphne's Flight (Female vocal quintet) - 8pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £19 all areas, no concessions. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). See Paramount and Daphne's Flight.
Mon 22nd Careers and CV Advice - 1pm to 3pm, Penistone Library. Free session, book or just turn up. A national careers advisor will be in the Library to give advice to job seekers. From poster.
Tues 23th Penistone Theatre Group Open Evening - 7pm at The Shack, Bridge Street. Penistone Theatre Group is looking for new members of all ages to help in all areas of the theatre, including on stage, scenery, props and lighting. A Youth Theatre group also meets every second Sunday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. This is the last one of three Open Evenings. See Penistone Theatre Group, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Fairtrade in Penistone 10th Anniversary - 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone. This is to celebrate ten years of Penistone being designated as a 'Fairtrade Town'. All are welcome. The evening will include free refreshments, memories, slides, photographs and a brief AGM for Fairtrade committee members. According to a certificate in the Community Centre, Penistone first became a 'Fairtrade Town' on Monday 26th February 2007.
Weds 24th Writers' Group - 9.30am to 11.30am, Penistone Library. One of a series of meetings by Penistone Library's Writers' Group, to inspire budding authors. From poster.
Fri - Mon
26th to 5th
School Holiday - Officially 29th May to 2nd June. Last day at school is Friday 26th May, to return on Monday 5th June. Out of interest, take a look at how European countries compare for school holidays at Jakub Marian. See BMBC School Dates.
Fri 26th Charity Auction Night - 9pm, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. Raffle tickets on sale at £1 each or £2 for three and there will be three raffle prizes. This is a fund-raiser for Weston Park cancer hospital in Sheffield, which has helped many a local resident. 'Invite your friends and family to join us and let's raise a good amount.' Punters are invited to bring something to the auction, if they can, but it already includes beer from the Jolly Boys' brewery and a 'Mystery Auction Item', among other things. Also a game of 'Play your Cards Right' and 'Name the Teddy'. Lots going on in a fun-filled evening for a very good cause. See Facebook Event.
Sat 27th Sammy Beck (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission to the Saturday night 'turn'. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 28th Penistone Mayor's Civic Service - 10am, Penistone Church. The mayoral chain of office was passed to Cllr Roger Hinchliff, at Penistone Town Council's AGM. Roger has invited us all to this service as his first public showing as the new Mayor of Penistone. According to the Barnsley Chronicle, Thurlstone Brass Band will be attending the service. This is Cllr Roger's third time as Penistone Mayor. All are welcome. Penistone Church, (Facebook) and Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, Children's Funfair - - 10am to 4pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour (Delph Farm), on the left above Ingbirchworth. Free admission, off-road parking. Pay for each children's fairground ride. Food available in the café. Bar and ice cream in the Barn. Yummy Yorkshire, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Soul Sunday and BBQ - BBQ from 4pm, Soul from 6pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Free admission. With the soul duet, 'Together in Soul' doing the Motown hits. Also a barbecue. Should be good, if the weather holds up. Crystal Palace (on Facebook).
Mon 29th BH Late May Bank Holiday - Falls on the last Monday of May. In 'the good old days' it landed on Whitsuntide Monday.
  ,,   ,, Spring Bank 'Made and Found' Market - 10am to 4pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Co., Ingbirchworth. Free admission, on-site parking. Something for all of the family, with music, free kids' craft activities, textiles, handmade home-wares, crafted jewellery, fine foods and even a tepee or two. Traders please contact charlotte@olivemade.co.uk. See Yummy Yorkshire (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, League Two Championship Play-off Final (Football match) - From 2pm on Sky Sports1, Kick-off at 3pm, Spread Eagle or the Royal British Legion. This is the promotion battle for the Premier League, with Huddersfield Town versus Reading at London's Wembley Stadium. There are plenty of Town supporters around our district to enjoy this game.
Tues 30th Story Time (For children) - 10am to noon, Penistone Library. A free session for children up to 5 years old, booking essential. This is a story and craft event and there will be a selection of Usborne children's books to view and purchase (not compulsory to purchase anything). From poster.

Sweet girliesThe Army at Penistone Show '07PoppoRBL Day Trip

    
June    Jan - Feb - March - April - May - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Penistone Parade Weekend has grown in stature, with a Folk Festival, Rock show, Comedy Show, Penistone Mayor's Parade and Penistone Gala. Later on, Penistone Armed Forces Day is a new and spectacular military show for 2017 and could become second only to Penistone Show as an annual event.
Fri 2nd 20th Anniversary of Royston Animal Welfare ('RAW') - 7pm, Holiday Inn, Dodworth. Tickets £25 each, include a talk, a three-course meal and coffee. Limited tickets available by calling 01226 233 652 or by emailing: gillpartington@blueyonder.co.uk. Special Guest Speaker is the author, Milly Johnson. This is not in the Penistone area but there are some Penistone connections with RAW, particularly 'Beryl's Bunnies' charity. RAW is dedicated to the care and re-homing of homeless animals. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Natalie B (Singer) - Time not stated, Blacksmith Arms, Millhouse Green. Facebook.
  ,,   ,, The Swing Bandits - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sat 3rd 'Rose Budding Workshop' - 10.30am to noon, Spring Vale Community Garden. Free and no requirement to book, although it is always a courtesy to let them know. This 'workshop' is led by Donald Spencely. Learn how to propagate by budding. Materials supplied or you can bring a favourite rose stem, in bloom with 2 - 3 leaf sets, to try it out. From poster. See Spring Vale Community Garden on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, PCFC Presentation Night (Part 1, for AFC Church and Church Under 18s) - 7.30pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. 'This is to mark the achievements of our reserves and under eighteens we are holding the first of our senior presentation nights. Trophies will be awarded to players for their progress, effort and achievements over the last season. The U18s will be presented with their League Champion Trophy. After all the formalities we have a disco and its dancing and revelry till late. Dress Code: Booted and suited gentlemen if you please. Your company is welcome. Our First team presentation will be held on Sat 17th June.' Pen Church FC, (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Ellie Gent (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission to the Saturday night 'turn'. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 4th Whitsuntide (Pentecost Sunday) used to be the time of parades in towns and villages. Penistone's was a grand occasion with banners and church or chapel groups many years ago, within living memory. It was also when people brought out their new 'Sunday best' clothes. See C of E Calendar and Local Customs.
  ,,   ,, Crafty Business Maker's Market - 10am to 4pm, Market Barn, Penistone. 'We'll be bringing Penistone Market Barn to life with a hand-picked selection of local artisan craft stalls, fabulous live music, food, drink, family activities and demonstrations.' To apply for a stall, please fill in the Application Form. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 60th Anniversary Fun Day - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. 'Free Admission' but not clear if that means 'Free Parking' instead of 'Pay and Display.' Anyway, this event celebrates sixty years since Cannon Hall opened to the public on 1st June 1957. Celebrate the occasion with the 'Friends of Cannon Hall'. A family fun day with up to 15 groups of Morris Dancers, 'Friends of Cannon Hall' stalls, locally-made Arts and Crafts, Cawthorne Brass Band and family games. Also a Beer Tent. Vendors can book a craft stall by emailing: cannonhallfriends@gmail.com.
Mon 5th Whit Monday. Whit Monday used to be the bank holiday but the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, moved the bank holiday to the last Monday in May and more or less killed Whitsun off. A shame that, seeing as the Whitsuntide Parade was a major feature in our area at the time.
Tues - Sat
6th to 10th
Not Thurs
'The Deacon Posers' (Adult musical farce play) - Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets £5 in allocated seats, get them by calling 01144 535 139. Presented by the Thurgoland Thespians, this is an upbeat story about a group of pensioners growing old ungracefully, as they fight to stop their retirement home being sold off by their council. And yes, that story is entirely plausible. See the poster.
Tues 6th 'RMHC 496 The Hike' (Nearly 30 miles hike to Manchester) - 7.30am start, probably setting off near Julie's Cafe by the Trans-Pennine Trail (they didn't say). It needs £50 of sponsorship or donation. Not for the faint-hearted, this is a sponsored 27½ miles hike to the Manchester 'Ronald MacDonald House Charities' (RMHC) and is mostly on the Trans-Pennine trail. The hike will take around nine hours, with two 30-minute breaks. The return journey is by minibus back to Penistone where the cars are parked. RMHC raises funds for child health care through various sporting events. See Facebook and Event Goat.
Weds 7th 'Egypt and the Pyramids' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Peter Bradshaw about an interesting period and culture. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs - Sat
8th to 10th
'The Deacon Posers' (Adult Play) - Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, Thurgoland Village Hall. Admission £5 each, ticket hotline 0114 453 5139. Allocated seating. A musical farce by Thurgoland Thespians. A group of pensioners fight to stop their retirement home from being sold off by the local council. Described as 'A modern and upbeat story showing the more comical aspects of growing old in an ungraceful manner.' From poster in Penistone church (and nowhere else!).
Thurs 8th UK General Election - Candidates for the 'Penistone and Stocksbridge' constituency in the General Election of Thursday 8th June, as declared in the Notice of Poll (pdf). The total electorate in 2015 was 71,000. None of the candidates are local to Penistone.
  • Penelope (Penny) Ann Baker - Liberal Democrats, Stannington Road, Sheffield, S6 5FR.
  • John Charles Booker - UK Independence Party, Charlton Hill Rise, Burncross, Sheffield, S35 2PU.
  • Angela Christine Smith - Labour Party, Westwood Close, Sheffield, S6 1UQ.
  • Nicola Jayne Wilson - SY Conservatives, Ripley Rd, Knaresborough, HG5 9HA.
See the Parliamentary Election page for more detail on those candidates whose websites have been updated.
Fri - Sun
9th to 11th

Penistone coat of arms
Penistone Mayor's Parade and Gala Weekend. Tickets are available in local shops and online for the non-free events. A new Saturday feature this year is the 'Penistone X Run' a (run and obstacle course around the Showground. The comedy and music shows will have a bar and toilets. In brief, these are the events of the weekend. See each date below for more details.
  • Friday 9th June, 7.30pm to 11pm, 'Comedy in a Tent', Showground Marquee. Admission charge. The 'Last Laugh Comedy Club.'
  • Saturday 10th, 11.30am to 4pm, 'Penistone X Run' - Around an obstacle course on Penistone Showground.
  • Saturday 10th, Noon to 5pm, 'Family Musical Festival', Showground Marquee. Free event sponsored by Café Cremè.
  • Saturday 10th, Opens 7.30pm, 'Back for Good' (Take That tribute) and 'Mr Murs', Showground marquee (Over 18s only), £12 admission.
  • Sunday 11th, Starts Noon, Penistone Mayor's Parade, around Penistone.
  • Sunday 11th, 12.30pm, The Spread Eagled Tournament. This is a team challenge, with the inaugural Penistone Cup as prize.
  • Sunday 11th, Penistone Gala on the Showground follows on from the Parade. Admission charge, see below.
The organisers have made a big push this year to make the weekend a top event. Local clubs, societies and schools will showcase what makes Penistone unique, as 'The Town That Thinks it's a Village'. The Gala is organised by Penistone Round Table, Penistone Scouts and RT Ladies' Circle, with support from Penistone Town Council. See Penistone Gala(Facebook). For stallholders: Stallholder Application Form and Catering Stallholder Application Form.
Fri 9th Gala Weekend, Comedy in a Tent - 7.30pm to 11pm, Showground Marquee. £12, Advance tickets, over 18s only. The Online ticket has a 15p booking fee. Introduced by Radio Sheffield's Toby Foster, with the Welsh comedian Kiri Pritchard-McClean and the observational comedian John Mann, who appears to be double-booked in Sheffield City Hall at the same time. Bar and toilets available. Now in its fifth year as a Gala Weekend happening, courtesy of 'The Last Laugh Comedy Club'. Please note that this event is 'adults only'. Sponsored by the Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. See Comedy in a Tent.
Sat 10th Men's Shed Open Day - 10am, Nortonthorpe Mills, Scissett, HD8 9LF, opposite the Duck Pond. This is the 'Denby Dale Men's Shed', which provides hobby- blokey activities, such as D.I.Y., woodwork, metal work, gardening and more. The Open Day is an opportunity to see what these otherwise thumb-twiddlers get up to, their work space and 'Violet' the steam engine. This organisation is aimed at retired men looking for something practical to do and it is affiliated to the UK Mens' Sheds Association (Facebook), which has similar facilities throughout the UK. For more info, Email: Robert.barber@gmx.co.uk. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Gala Weekend, Penistone X Run - 11.30am to 4pm, Around Penistone Showground. Advance Ticket prices as shown in the list below. The Online ticket has a 40p booking fee. New event for 2017. This is a fun, yet challenging, obstacle course for all ages (with surprises). Runners will be splattered with powder paint as they go, so must wear suitable clothes to get mucked up. The weather forecast is for rain on Saturday.
  • 11.30am, Parent and Child Race (1 to 6yrs).
        ½ Mile Obstacle Course (800 metres).
        £20 ticket.
  • 1pm, Children’s Fun Run (6 to 10yrs),
        Nearly a mile Run and Obstacle Course (1.5 km),
        £15 ticket.
  • 2pm, Teenager Fun Run (11 to 15),
        1¼ mile Run and obstacle Course (2km),
        £15 ticket.
  • 3pm, 5k Adult (tough) Race (16+),
        Just over 3 miles, Run and Obstacle Course.
        £15 ticket.
The ticket price includes: Event T-Shirt; Bottled Water; Sunglasses and a Medal (probably not precious metal). Bruce Meek said: "We wanted to put on a challenging event that would really appeal to all ages. If you've never tried anything like this before – now's your chance!." See Pen X-Run.
  ,,   ,, Gala Weekend Family Musical Festival - Noon to 5pm, Showground Marquee. Free event, no ticket required. A great family musical entertainment which builds on previous Penistone Folk Festivals. With Deadbeat Brass from Huddersfield, Natalie B (FB), LivEd, We Might be Droids (FB), Paul Moravski, Quarter Past Sax, Huntsman and Den Miller. A noisy Bar and toilets available. Sponsored by Café Cremè, High St., Penistone. See Pen Musicfest.
  ,,   ,, 'Vivaldi Gloria' (Augmented choral concert) - 7.30pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £8 for Adults, £4 for children, available from the choir members, their websites and on the door. This is a belter of a joint concert with Penistone Ladies' Choir and Skelmanthorpe MVC, accompanied by 'Chamber Orchestra' (unexplained) and conducted by Jane Hobson. This will be an uplifting performance of Vivaldi's 'Gloria in Exelcis Deo' in our wonderful mediaeval church, to set the hairs on the back of your neck rippling. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Gala Weekend Ultimate Party - 7.30pm, Showground marquee. £12 Advance Tickets (Over 18s only). The Online ticket has a 25p booking fee. Main act is the Take That tribute band, 'Back for Good', with Daniel Paul Maines as Gary Barlow. In the same show, Davey Stuart appears as Mr Olly Murs. Bar and toilets available. Please note that this event is 'adults only'. Sponsored by Butcher Residential. See Ultimate Party.
  ,,   ,, Steve Johnson (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission to the Saturday night 'turn'. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 11th 'Open Farm Sunday' and 'Market on the Farm' - 10am to 4pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour (Delph Farm), on the left above Ingbirchworth. Free admission, off-road parking. See the herd being milked and gain an insight into Yummy Yorkshire as a working dairy farm. Tractor & Trailer rides £2 each, under 2s free. Food available in the 'Hide and Hoof' café. Bar available in the Barn.  The Market is on the second Sunday of every month, April to November 2017. Yummy Yorkshire, Facebook.
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Penistone coat of arms
Penistone Mayor's Parade - Sets off Noon from Talbot Road near the cop shop. This is always well-supported by our community, come rain or shine. Penistone Mayor Cllr Roger Hinchliff and Mayor's Consort, Cllr Brenda Hinchliff, will lead the Parade of floats from schools, societies and businesses, along with Mountain Rescue people, majorettes, thespian groups and a dangerous-looking camel. Penistone's last remaining Fire Engine will rouse and douse the cheering mob with water-sprays and sweets. The tail-end will have vintage and classic cars, to be exhibited on the Showground.

The theme is 'Star Wars', marking 40 years of the film franchise. We can expect Jedis, Storm troopers, Ewoks and, perhaps, The Force (cuts permitting). 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 by the Mayor. Do you fancy building a float and taking part in the Parade?  If so, please contact Penistone Town Council.  The Gala follows on from the Parade. See Parade & Gala.
  ,,   ,, Gala Weekend Spread Eagled Tournament - Starts 12.30pm (Weather permitting), Penistone Showground. Participants and watchers above 16yrs must have a Gala ticket. The Advance Team Ticket costs £20 (it's not obvious how to enter your team). Online tickets have a 40p booking fee. This is new for the 2017 Gala and is described as: 'Something a bit like that Wipeout game while wearing Star Wars fancy dress.'
This is ideal for a community group or sports team of up to eight people (10+ yrs). Contestants must use all their Jedi powers to dodge the rotating 'Arm of Doom'. Only one contestant can survive, to claim the inaugural Penistone Cup for their group. Sponsored by the Spread Eagle, Penistone. See SE Tournament (more details on Ticket site).
  ,,   ,, Penistone Gala - Follows on from the Mayor's Parade, around 1pm, Showground. Admission: Adults £3.50, under 16's free. To participate in the the 'Marquee Games', a child must obtain an Activity Ticket (wristband), £3.50 in advance or £5 on the door. The Online ticket has no booking fee. The Gala will have the usual stalls, charities, bar, ice cream and amusements. See Parade & Gala.

  2pm to 3pm - New for this year's Gala, the Star Wars-inspired Marquee Games, aimed at children aged from 4 to 11yrs, expected to include:
  • Destroy the Deathstar high riser
  • Nerf Gun Stormtrooper training
  • Navigate through Hyperspace (buzz wire game)
  • Make your own light sabre
  • ... and much more.
  ,,   ,, 50th Anniversary Service - 3pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir will celebrate its 50th anniversary in its usual, rousing style.
  ,,   ,, 'Of Flowers and Kindly Things' (Concert) - 3pm start on the poster; 4pm in the leaflet (I would go with the poster), St John the Evangelist Church, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JQ. A 'Retiring Collection' instead of admission fee, so drop some money in the pot. A delightful concert of Englishness from the Renaissance and beyond. This is the third in a series of four concerts featuring the renowned local soprano, Elizabeth Charlesworth. Piano accompaniment is by Hugh Finnigan. 'Mostly Quilter but also Michael Head, and others from the early part of the nineteenth century, together with folk songs of the British Isles.' Refreshments available. For more concert information, call (mobile) 07407 559 059. The last one in this series is Sunday 16th July.
Tues 13th Antiques and Collectables Roadshow - 11am to 3pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church Hall, S36 6HF, across from Spring Vale School. Vintage Cash Cow is an internet company which pays for gold, silver and collectable items. They say: 'Clean out the attic' and see what has value (check it on Ebay first). Free valuations without obligation. For more info, call 0800 246 1111 or (mob) 07702 966 769, Email: roadshow@vintagecashcow.co.uk.
Weds 14th Webinar - Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield - 10am UK Time. Prospective students need to book their place for this free on-line event at a leading university, which will show them the possibilities of learning in a modern environment with all of the latest equipment. A Webinar is an interactive seminar. See Hudds Uni Webinars.
  ,,   ,, Charity Fashion Show (To buy clothes) - 7pm to 9pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Admission £4.50, or £4 advance ticket. This is for ladies' clothes as a fund-raiser for Marie Curie cancer relief. Top brands at a fraction of the price, such as Next, River Island, etc. No obligation to buy, top models, all items guaranteed, all seasons and all sizes. For more information, please call (mobile) 07788 758 238. From poster.
Thurs 15th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. This one is organised by St Mary's RC Church on Talbot Road. While you are there, why not pop in to Penistone Archives. Refreshments and Country Market are in the Upper Hall and there are toilets in the building.
  ,,   ,, 'Digital Champions' Session - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Library. One of a series of free help sessions to guide residents into the world of online trading, enquiries, email, shopping, banking, internet basics, online safety and council services. This session helps you understand how to deal with such as Barnsley MBC, which has been moving its services for Council Tax, Housing Benefits and Waste Collection enquiries on to its website. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. A monthly meeting between local residents and South Yorks Police representatives, where they discuss the crime trends. 'Come along and meet your local officers', says the poster. Very unusually, this meeting was actually advertised - as meetings are usually on a 'Need-to-know basis,' and their website has stopped advertising them. As part of a Neighbourhood Policing Review, SY Police are asking the public to take the Neighbourhood Policing Survey (view text). See Barnsley West LPT.
Fri 16th Oxspring Duck Race - 6pm, Bower Dell, Oxspring. The poster bulls this one up nicely, with: 'Awesome food and drinks, epic games, fun stalls and a Duck Race' - so it should be fun (but is it 'racist', D'oh).
Sat 17th
to
Sun 25th
EPIP Walking Festival, aka 'East Peak Outdoors 2017' - Various routes in the Penistone, Denby Dale, Kirkburton and North Sheffield areas. These walks are on the EPIP website (download the Walking Festival Leaflet, pdf). No booking required, except where stated, but you might call them anyway as a courtesy. Walks with Pie and Peas and the Kirklees Light Railway need to be booked.
  • A Railway Ramble, 10 miles circular - Sat 17th, 9.45am, Darton Railway Station. Led by Stuart Parker (07908 450 444), it takes in Bretton Hall, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Cawthorne Park. 8.42am train from Penistone to change at Barnsley 8.48m. Organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. See the PLP Walks page.
  • The Pen Den Trail, 5½ miles - Sat 17th, Meet 2pm, Forecourt of Penistone Railway Station, to finish at Denby Dale Railway Station, return to Penistone by train. This walk will wait for the 13:36 train from Denby Dale (if late) before setting off. Led by Paul Clarke (07827 665 495), a popular, scenic and varied walk. Not much road walking. Well-controlled dogs allowed. (See Leaflet 5).
  • Fox Valley Circular, About 7 miles circular - Sunday 18th, Meet 10.30am at Station Road, Deepcar (Grid Ref SK 290 980).  Parking available.  Led by Dave Pickersgill (07795 644 889) or Elaine Smith (07795 815 784), a moderate walk through Deepcar, Hunshelf and Fox Valley, Stocksbridge, of country lanes, woods and fields with well-marked paths but some steep gradients and muddy patches.
  • Lower Denby - Gunthwaite Circular, 5½ miles circular - Sunday 18th, Meet 10:30am, Dunkirk Inn Car Park.  Led by Mike Mortimer (01484 861 216), this walk is mainly on footpaths and tracks with short sections on country lanes. If the weather turns nasty, one or two shortcuts are possible. Toilets, parking and refreshments at the pub.
  • Denby Dawdle Pie & Pea Walk, 4 miles circular - Sunday 18th, Start noon at The George, Upper Denby. Contact Dean Wyatt on 01484 861347 to book pie & peas upon returning from the walk. A generally easy ramble through fields and woodland around Upper Denby.  Dogs under control are welcome but there is likely to be livestock in fields. (Pie, peas and gravy, £4.95pp - or - Pie, peas, potatoes and gravy, £6.50pp). Toilets and parking at the pub.
  • Walk Along the Skyline, 3 miles circular - Monday 19th, Meet 7pm, Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas. Led by Richard Wood (01484 663 501 or 07801 240 138), a leisurely, historical walk around Farnley Tyas covering farming history, listed buildings and gossip. Toilets, parking and refreshments at the pub.
  • Lower Cumberworth Circular, 3 miles circular - Tuesday 20th, 6.15pm, The Foresters Arms, Lower Cumberworth, for a prompt start at 6.30pm.  A maximum 2 hour walk, returning 8.30pm. By Richard Brook (01484 606 275), a leisurely walk with no significant hill climbs or descents, crossing a main road twice. Toilets and parking at the pub.
  • High Flatts History Trail, 3 miles circular - Weds 21st, meet 6.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, High Flatts, HD8 8XU (brown sign on Penistone Road, then down the lane). By David Cook (01484 606 865 or 07510 606 668) Booking not essential but would be appreciated for refreshments provided at the end of the leisurely walk, 1000 feet above sea level. It takes in the High Flatts 'Mini Iona'. Mr Cook is very knowledgeable about the Quaker movement. Toilets and parking at the Quaker Meeting House.
  • Upper Denby Heritage Trail, 2 miles circular - Thurs, 22nd, 6.45pm, The George, Upper Denby. Led by John Hislop of Spring Vale Community Garden and local historian. A generally easy tour of the village Conservation Area, mainly on paved paths around the village. To book pie and peas, upon returning from the walk, contact Dean Wyatt on 01484 861347.
  • Cannon Hall Circular, nearly 6 miles - Friday 23rd, Meet 5.30pm, Church Street, Cawthorne.  Near to Spencer's Arms (for drinks afterwards), just off A635 Barnsley Road. Led by Barbara Lodge (07758 552 213). A leisurely and scenic walk with some gentle climbs and descents and a few stiles, mostly through woodlands with glimpses of Cannon Hall Farm from different angles. Facilities and food at the Spencer's Arms for customers.
  • On The Spur (Circular Bicycle Ride) - Sat 24th, Meet 10am at Box Ings Lane, Kirkburton, south of Kirkburton Parish Church (village car park nearby). By Ken Roberts (01484 604 157 / 07531 677 065) or David Wilde (07939 446 581). Leisurely off-road bike ride. A climb from Kirkburton through Shelley Woods to Shepley, following a road section through Skelmanthorpe and a track to break at Denby Dale for refreshments. Return route depends on timing and weather.
  • Upper Cumberworth Circular, Just over 3 miles - Sat 24th, Meet 1.45pm, The Star, Upper Cumberworth. By Terry Rimmer (07791 941 069). Upper Cumberworth to Quaker Bottom and back via Square Wood Reservoir.  Leisurely walk with a moderate climb to Lowhouse Farm, on footpaths with some stiles. No public toilets en-route but refreshments and toilets at The Star public house before and after the walk.
  • Off the Beaten Track, 6 miles circular - Sat 24th, Starts 10.15am from Silkstone Common Railway Station (9.44am train from Penistone, arrives 9.49am). By John Harker (07929 051 978). A walk south towards the Don valley using some little-used footpaths. Use 'em, or lose 'em! Return trains from Silkstone Common are about ten past the hour. See the PLP Walks page.
  • Kirklees Light Railway Walk - 4½ miles - Meet 10am, Kirklees Light Railway, off Wakefield Road, Clayton West, HD8 9XJ (the main road, look for a bridge over the road). Booking essential, contact David Wilde (01484 861 239 / 07939 446 581). This walk is not at all explained but it requires a single KLR train journey from Clayton West to Shelley, presumably with a walk back to the station. Book your ticket at Kirklees Light Railway. Single fare: Adult £4; Concession £3.50; Child 3 to 16yrs £3; Under 3s free; Family ticket £12 (two adults and two children). KLR Station has parking, toilets and refreshments.
Limited parking at both Penistone and Denby Dale Railway Stations. Penistone Station will be absolutely chocker, so you might park near Julie's Café off St Mary's Street roundabout (leave room for customers) and take a short walk along the Trans-Pennine Trail to the station. Visit the café for a brew. The PLP Walks page has some other walks listed and there's a Hunshelf Heritage Walk (pdf). The EPIP Walks Leaflet (pdf) and Denby Dale Walkers have some good links for walkers. Penistone Line Timetable (pdf).
Sat 17th PCFC Volunteers' Day - 8am to 9pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. This is to help tidy up for the inaugural season in the NCEL Premier Division. If you come along to The Memorial Ground from 8am and volunteer for the day, your lunch will be provided. Your duties may include painting, cleaning, sweeping and some gardening-type chores, the job sheet has yet to be decided. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Gift Day and Community Festival - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Church. All are welcome. Free admission but they welcome a contribution in the envelopes provided. Stalls, Refreshments, Craft Activities, Teddy Tombola, Games and 1940s Displays. Lots of hand-made items for sale, including those made by local children from rainbow and brownie groups. 

In a letter to the parish from Fr David Hopkin, appeals for donations towards the upkeep of the church, which costs around £80,000 a year to run, there being no state or church funding to help out. This means that our contributions are very important. Gift Day envelopes are being distributed in the mailshot to local houses and will be collected at the Lychgate at this event and the Coffee Morning of 1st July. See Penistone Church (Facebook). From poster and mailshot.
  ,,   ,, Scarecrow Trail - 11am to 4pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Chapel, Manchester Road, near Millhouse Green. Entries £1 a sheet from the chapel. Please come along and help us pick the winning scarecrow. Family teams are welcome. The theme is 'Nursery Rhyme Characters', with a prize for a winning entry. Refreshments, cakes, stalls and a toilet available. This delightful chapel is always worth a visit and it has an off-road car park for visitors. Organised by Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Women's Institute. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Afternoon Tea for Charity - 1pm to 4pm, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. Tickets £26 by calling Zoe on (mobile) 07944 381 425 or Collette on (mobile) 07590 840 532, in support of Barnsley Hospice. Visitors receive a glass of Buck's Fizz on arrival and delicious afternoon tea, one complimentary raffle ticket and entertainment. It is not clear what the raffle prizes are and the White Heart website has no useful information. See Facebook Events. Sponsored by 'Picture Perfect Photography'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Bash in the barn' - 7.30pm, Lower Drake Hill Farm, Windmill Lane, Cumberworth, HD8 8YD. Tickets are £10 (including your first drink) available from Penistone Engineering, Bridge Street (Open Saturday morning). With: Music, Dancing, Bar, Pizza and a Sheep Shearing Competition. Organised by the Penistone Show people (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Marcus (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission to the Saturday night 'turn'. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 18th Father's Day. Get the cigars and whisky ready. It's Father's Day. This is held on the third Sunday of June in the UK. The idea of a special day to celebrate fatherhood appears to have originated in the United States. See Time and Date.
  ,,   ,, Pennine Tractor Road Run - Tractors start setting off at 10.30am, Hade Edge AFC Football Club. Free to observers, participants pay £25 per tractor. This is a 25-mile circular run (see the Map), with a stop at the Will’s O' Natts, to return to Hade Edge FC from about 1.30pm, for food and refreshments. The Wills stopping off point is close to Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, near Meltham. Hade Edge FC has a licensed bar, food, stalls and displays throughout the afternoon. So it's a bit of a gala day really. Rules for Tractor Run participants:
  • Only tractors which were registered before 1990, please;
  • Forms and payments to be returned by 3rd June 2017 to count for the free lunch;
  • All vehicles must be fully insured;
  • The organisers and Hade Edge AFC do not accept liability for loss or damage to any person or equipment, however caused, whist attending this event.
Pennine Tractor Road Run (Facebook) has the details and application forms for participants. All sponsor proceeds will go to this year’s chosen charities, which are Macmillan Cancer Support and Martin House Hospice.
  ,,   ,, 'Made and Found Market' - 11am to 4pm, Market Barn, Penistone. A day of music, food and craft. Live music provided by Chris Sammon and Dave Wilde. This is a special one-off market to raise funds for Barnsley Youth Choir, to help them compete at the European Choir Games 2017 in Riga, Latvia, a competition aimed at non-professional choirs of the world. The BY Choir has more than 250 members, from 7 and 23 years old, and it is based at the Horizon Community College in Barnsley. Raffle for prizes which include a Kate Rusby CD, Cannon Hall Farm tickets and some handmade items. See their Fund-raising brochure (pdf) and their uplifting Youtube video.
  ,,   ,, Open Air Band Concert - 1pm, Waggon and Horses, Langsett. Free admission to the beer garden to enjoy Thurlstone Brass Band(Facebook) in the open air.
  ,,   ,, Traditional Cream Teas - 2.30pm to 4.30pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets: Adult £7, Child £3, presumably obtainable from the church. The Cream Tea includes a choice of sandwich (ham, cheese or salmon & egg), beverage (tea, coffee or soft drink), homemade scone with cream, strawberries and jam. Freshly baked cakes available. Organised by St Saviour's Mothers' Union. See the poster on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Soul Sunday Father's Day - 6pm to midnight, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. Free admission to an evening's soul and Motown entertainment, with the duet 'Together Insoul'. See the Facebook event.
Mon 19th Raising of Flags Ceremony - Time not specified, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. We might guess at 11am but it wasn't on the website. This is in the lead-up to Penistone Armed Forces Day on 24th June, with the ceremonial raising of flags of the Armed Forces Day, Union, Tri-Service and Red Ensign on RBL flagpoles. Similar flags are in position along Market Street and High Street for the Military Parade. See Penistone AF Day below.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building (Paramount but two doors up). The Agenda is viewable on PTC noticeboards. It has the usual reports; a thank-you from 'No Horizons'; requests for financial assistance for St John's Church Passhendaele WW1 Centenary Event (Thursday 14th September) and 'Penistone Pottery Group' (which also came up in July last year, it meets 2.30pm on Mondays in the Community Centre); an update on the NDP and applications for governors of PGS. Some time is allowed before the start for questions from residents. Public and press have the right to observe and record proceedings of most council and sub-committee meetings (HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf). Penistone Town Council.
Weds 21st Summer Solstice - The longest day of the year. The days get shorter from now on. (Time & Date).
Also, Cubley Hall was said to have opened on this day in 1982, making it their 35th anniversary.
  ,,   ,, 'Romans and Hadrian's Wall' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Brian Smailes, looking at the influence of Rome on ancient Britain. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Sensing Spirit Group' (Mediumship Demonstration) - 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Thurgolamd Village Hall, Roper Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7AA. Admission £4. This is the first of a series, with a different medium every Wednesday in the Village Hall. Furthermore, an 'Open Circle' will be held on the last Wednesday of the month, admission £2.50 (presumably in addition to the demonstration admission fee). Refreshments served after each service. A warm welcome awaits you all. For more information, call Debbie Askew on (mobile) 07725 732 705. From poster.
Fri to Sun
23rd to 25th
Harden Moss Sheep Dog Trials. Scant details and no obvious advertising. Facebook has: 'Harden Moss sheep dog trials entries are now out. In order to qualify for ISDS, points there will be a single in all open classes. Our sincere thanks go to Wm Sykes who have increased their sponsorship enabling us to double the championship prize money.' Entries close on 26th May. They are probably all innocent. See the International Sheep Dog Society.
Harden Moss Sheep Show is on the Sunday: 'Classes are Swaledale, Lonk, Gritstone, Ryeland, Suffolk, Woodland, Texel and Native.' Entries must be in by the 21st June. For the Show, contact Christine Smith (mobile) 07773 179 619 to book or for more information. See Facebook
Fri 23rd Barnsley U3A Meeting - 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Penistone Community Ventre, Church Street. This Barnsley-based group is looking to establish new groups in the Penistone Area. A possible 'Penistone U3A' group might also become established. Details are likely to be formalised at this meeting, which was advertised in the Barnsley Chronicle. The project targets social isolation and loneliness among an increasingly aging population and is aimed at those in retirement and semi-retirement.
  ,,   ,, Tabletop Sale - 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Penistone Church. Vendors may book a table for £5 by calling Sarah on (mobile) 07506 065 819. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, String Concert - Starts 7.30pm, St John the Evangelist's Church, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. Admission: £13 and £6 (Under 18s & Students). This is an evening with the eleven-member 'Ensemble 360', which was formed in 2005.Their 'Arresting and beautiful' programme of Soviet-era music demonstrates how subjects of loss, yearning and even protest can all be powerfully expressed.
  • Weinberg - ‘Aria' Op.9 for string quartet
  • Bax - Oboe Quintet
  • Finzi - Interlude Op.21 for oboe and string quartet
  • Tsintsadze - ‘Spring’ from 12 Miniatures for string quartet on Georgian Folk Songs
  • Shostakovich - String Quartet No.8 in C minor Op.110
For more details, see the 'Music in the Round' page. Outline of concert from the Barnsley Chronicle.
Sat 24th Armed Forces Day (National Event) - The national event is in Liverpool. Penistone has its own Grand Military Show (see below).
  ,,   ,, The Nativity of St John (Historic Note). Penistone Church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and, except for Christmas, this is the only other church event which celebrates a birth rather than a death. In 506 AD, the 'Council of Agde' listed the 'Nativity of Saint John' as amongst the highest feasts of the year, when the faithful would attend Mass and abstain from servile work. The Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:36, 56 - 57) states that John was born about six months before Jesus; therefore, the Feast, Festival or Nativity of St John the Baptist was fixed as 24th June, six months before Christmas Eve. Penistone Church will have its own 'Festival of St John the Baptist', but not necessarily on the official date. This website is nothing if not educational.
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Penistone coat of arms

Penistone Armed Forces Day - Grand Military Show and Parade - Gates open 10.30am, Show starts after the parade at noon, to around 4pm or later, Penistone Showground. Admission £5, Concessions £3 (seniors, students, serving and ex-military). This will be a grand event, unseen in Penistone and well worth visiting. A Lancaster fly-over will also take place. This event is likely to become an annual event and second only to Penistone Show.

Pen AFD Grand Military Parade - Sets off 11am from the top Showground entrance (Bowling Club), via Scholes Avenue and Park Avenue, through Penistone Town centre via the Squareabout for a pause by the War Memorial to salute the fallen. Father David Hopkin is expected to address the Parade by the War Memorial. The Parade will then proceed down St Mary's Street and off St Mary's Street roundabout to the Showground lower entrance. Military veterans may gain free entry to the Show. This will be an eye-popping parade of Bagpipes, Army Cadets, Sea Cadets marching band, the Air Training Corp, members of the Scouting Association, war veterans, more than twenty military vehicles and the Burma Division Army Reserve Unit. (These Parade details are from the Barnsley Chronicle).

The show includes: The Yorkshire Military Band and other Marching Bands, Military Music, Royal Navy Field Gun Competition (very loud), Junior Assault Course, Vehicle Displays, Re-enactments, Demonstrations and Police Dog Handling display. Also: entertainers, martial arts, musicians, dog displays, dance or majorette troupes. Static attractions include: RAF, RN and ARMY Recruitment Stands, Military Vehicles, Vintage Cars, Mess Tent, Beer Tent, Food Stands, Army Surplus, Trade Stalls, Collectables and more. Bar by the Dog & Partridge. Special 'Shiny Sheff' beer from Stancill Brewery, Sheffield, commemorates 35 years since HMS Sheffield was sunk in the Falklands War. A Closing Ceremony is expected around 4pm, although the timimg is flexible and will depend upon how the multitude of events procede.

This is going to be a belter of a day! For more information, Email: penistone.armed.forces.day@gmail.com. See Penistone Armed Forces Day, Pen AFD Facebook, Spike's Facebook and Armed Forces Day for our Area.
  ,,   ,, 'St John's Gardens' 10th Anniversary - The tenth Anniversary of the opening of the gardens in the lower part of Penistone Church churchyard. It was opened and blessed by the Bishop of Wakefield, The Right Reverend Stephen Platten, on the occasion of St John's Festival.
  ,,   ,, The Penistone AFD Band Concert (with Take 2 Swing Band) - 8pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission. Please note that, as a private members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. An evening of classic big band music by the wondrous Take2 Big Band, returning to the RBL for Penistone Armed Forces Day (Facebook). The evening features Craig Williams on vocals and culminates in high-energy, up-beat and dance-able numbers. Penistone RBL.
Sun 25th PFRPFR Penistone 10km Race (Runners) - 11am, Penistone Church Football Club (PCFC), Church View Road, S36 6AT (OS Grid ref 249 031). This is a set 10km route on roads and the Trans-Pennine Trail and it includes the South Yorkshire County Athletics Association 10K Road Championship. The Race HQ, registration, start and finish are all at the PCFC clubhouse, which has car parking, toilets, changing facilities and, particularly, a clubhouse bar. See Pen Footpath Runners for application form, or pick one up in Penistone Library. The PFR Penistone 10kilometre Race has been held each year for more than thirty years. It was formerly held on Penistone Show Day, to finish at Penistone Show, and was, for a time, radio-marshalled by members of Penistone CB Club.
Mon 26th Hepworth Feast - Hepworth Village . This includes a procession from Hepworth to Scholes and back again. Hepworth Band will play at 2pm and 6pm. Local schoolchildren are given tea after the procession and will enjoy evening races on the Recreation Ground. This event has a very long and interesting history which might be beaten only by the Gunthwaite Spa tradition. Hepworth was the most northerly part of the country to suffer from the Great Plague of 1665 - 1666. Thirteen villagers had died as a result and thirteen trees were planted to remember them. The end of the plague at Hepworth is commemorated on the last Monday of June every year with this event. See Hepworth Village Hall and Hepworth Band. For the history, see Wikipedia and Calendar Customs.
Tues 27th Poetry Session - 6pm for 6.30pm start, Café Creme, High Street, Penistone. All are welcome to come along and enjoy 'Penistone Poets' society with Julie Mellor. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Fri to Sun
30th - 2ndJy
Wortley Club's Fifth Annual Beer Festival - Opening hours: Friday 5pm to 11pm, Saturday Noon to 11pm, Sunday Noon to 9pm, Wortley Men's Club, Wortley Village (on the z-bend). Free admission. Sixty craft beers and 30 ciders. Live entertainment all weekend. Food stalls and children's zone. For more information, call 01142 882 066. See Wortley Men's Club and Facebook. From poster.
Fri 30th Xylosound (Musical group) - 1pm, Zion Chapel, Barnsley Road, Denby Dale. No admission price stated but 'all proceeds and kind donations to the group.' This is a musical group of adults with learning difficulties. Also a raffle and refreshments. From poster.

Mayor Carol BBarn serviceDarren of PFMParade

July       Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Summer has arrived and it is a good month for Festivals and Galas. Village Galas in Thurlstone, Hade Edge and Thurgoland are all worth a visit, the Yummy Fest too and Underneath the Stars in Cawthorne. The Caribbean Carnival in Huddersfield is always a good one.
Sat 1st Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Penistone Church. Usual brews and biscuits, etc. Gift Day envelopes can be collected at this event. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Village Gala - 1pm to 4pm, St Saviour's Church, off Manchester Road. Always a good family fun afternoon in the outdoors. With: stalls, tombolas, face-painting, basketball tournament, raffles, refreshments, Penistone Children's Choir and Thurlstone Training Band. The Huntsman beer tent has soft drinks, lager and Real Ale. Toilet available. The Gala is also the HQ and registration point for PFR Thurlstone Chase, which starts at 3pm (see next item below). Gala organised by Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook), raising funds for: Thurlstone & Millhouse Green Beevers, Cubs, Brownies and Rainbows, also Thurlstone School, Daisy Chains Pre-school and Thurlstone Brass Band. See the Event Page on Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, PFR Thurlstone Chase - Sets off 3pm, Thurlstone Sports Ground, High Bank, grid ref: SE226036. Entry £4.50 on the day, minimum age 16 years. Registration and HQ at Thurlstone Gala, at St Saviour's Church. Thurlstone Chase is a BS category fell race: 4 miles with 600 feet of ascent on a marked and marshalled course. £25 cash prize for the first male and female breaking the course record. See PFR.
  ,,   ,, Shane Stevens (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun to Sat
2nd to 8th
Holmfirth Artweek - Sunday 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Civic Hall, Holmfirth. £2 ticket allows unlimited visits to the Civic Hall during Artweek. This includes the main exhibition on the first two floors, our featured artist exhibition on the 3rd floor, a cafe on the ground floor (sponsored by Longley Farm), a demonstration area on the stage of the 1st floor and a market on the stage of the 2nd floor. The market closes at 5pm on Saturday. This is one of the UK’s largest open art exhibitions. featuring over 400 exhibitors and over 2,000 artworks, plus dozens of fringe venues across the local area with thousands more works of art and craft. This year's featured artist is Sarah Stoker Designs. See the Holmfirth Artweek event on Facebook for a heap more information. Please note that there is now a community bus between Holmfirth and Penistone on Thursdays, bus schedule are in the Library and the British Legion.
Sun 2nd Jack and Paul's 2km Fun Run - Registration 9.30am, Fun Run starts at 10.30am, Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane. Entry fee £5 'paper and online' and is open to all ages, under 7s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear bright colours. Register on Jack and Paul's Fun Run page at Racebest. Entry on the day is not available. This event is a fund-raiser for the 'Barnsley Heads Together Charitable Trust' (but not yet listed at the Charity Commission), in memory of Jack and Paul Throstle, and it raises funds for local families who have suffered serious loss or trauma. For more information, call Emma Stead (mobile) on 07941 047 999. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 20th Vintage Vehicle and Classic Car Rally - Noon to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley Village, S35 7DB. Admission at the gate, £4 Adults, £1 Child Under 14yrs, Family ticket £10. Again, Wortley Rotary Club hosts its annual event to raise funds for local charities. Browse an array of vintage cars, classic motorbikes and other vintage vehicles, plus gift and craft stalls, bouncy castle and more for all the family. Barbecue, bar and refreshments outside, Sunday Dinner inside. See Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Village Summer Fair - (Time not advertised) HoylandSwaine Sports Ground, HoylandSwaine. This will involve music by The Old Silkstone Band. No posters or details to be found. Success is proportional to effort.
Mon 3rd RBL Day Trip, Closing Date - For bookings to the RBL Llandudno Trip on Wednesday, 26th July. There will be no refunds for cancellation after this date. Booking Forms are available for members from the Reception Desk. You will need membership numbers of adults on the Form. All fares must be paid at the time of booking. Coaches are allocated on a 'First come - First served' basis but you can indicate a preference if you hope to sit near friends. Ticket prices:
  • Free - Pension age member and co-habiting spouse or partner;
  • Free - Member's school age child (does not include any grandchildren);
  • Free - Widow of former club member;
  • £5.00 - Club member;
  • £5.00 - Club member's spouse;
  • £8.50 - Other adult;
  • £5.00 - Non-members' child.
If you would like to join the Penistone RBL, please download an Application Form (pdf). A current member needs to propose you as a new member and it can take quite a while for your application to be processed. The annual subscription is in the region of £20. See Penistone RBL and 'Visit Llandudno'.
  ,,   ,, 'Phsycic Yorkshire' Night - 6.30pm to 11pm, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. Price not stated (probably expensive if they won't declare the price). No, it isn't a misspelling, three psychic readers will provide tarot and angel card readings. See the Facebook event.
  ,,   ,, Learn to Speak Spanish - 6.30pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Lessons are £8 each or book all eight lessons for £50. To book or for more information, call either mobile number: 07791 284 472 or 07577 067 338. See also Facebook. From poster.
Weds 5th 'The History of the Woodhead Line' - 2pm for 2.15pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. Admission £1.50 includes tea and biscuit. The line through Penistone to Manchester was the first electrified line in the UK. If you are interested in the Railways then come along and enjoy. Owing to illness, the originally advertised talk by Linda Hutton, (Project Manager for the Barnsley War Memorial Project) about the Somme was replaced by this showing. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Fund-raiser Fashion Show - Opens 7pm for 7.30pm start, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. Tickets £5 each (includes glass of wine and raffle ticket), obtainable from the RBL Club reception (76 6911), or by calling 76 4931. 'High street quality; bargain prices; all sizes'. All items are available for purchase on the night by cash, credit or debit card. Run by The Fundraising Fashion Show Company, Nottingham. Proceeds to Barnsley Hospice. Organised by the Ladies' Section (formerly called 'The Women's Section') of Penistone Royal British Legion. From poster.
  ,,   ,, La Bohème (Opera) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets: Stalls/Circle £15, Stalls concessions, £12. Puccini's opera brought live by satellite from the Teatro Antico di Taormina above the picturesque coast of Sicily, with Mount Etna as backdrop. La Bohème is a tragic love story about a young poet and a seamstress. Run time is just over 2½ hours. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). See Paramount (Facebook) and the La Bohème promotional video at Cinemalive.
Thurs 6th Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. A monthly meeting between South Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where they discuss the crime trends. Now called a 'Community Safety Meeting', please note that this date was given in the Spring of this year and is subject to alteration. There is no way to confirm this date. See Barnsley West LPT.
Fri 7th 'Crazy Heart' (Local Folk Band) - From 8.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Come along and have a great night. Please note that, as a private members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. For more information about the band, call 76 6911. Watch them play on Youtube. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, See 'Gerrard Sinfonia' on Saturday 8th below. Barnsley Towntalk lists this concert as being Friday 7th but the poster gives Saturday 8th. A follow-up phone call confirmed that the concert was planned for Saturday 8th.
Weekend
8th and 9th
Denby Dale Scarecrow Trail - This is throughout Denby Dale. Admission is free. Entry forms can be downloaded from Denby Dale and District Lions' Facebook (See the Form). The theme is 'Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes'. Completed entries can be submitted via the special postbox outside the White Hart, Denby Dale, by 25th June. Scarecrows will be judged by the public and there will be cash prizes for the best three. Proceeds go to the Denby Dale Centre and Denby Dale Community Library. The main base for the event is at the White Hart, DD. This event is kindly sponsored by Butcher Residential. BTW, the Denby Dale and District Lions also organise the Penistone Beer Festival.
Sat 8th 'A Big Brekkie' - 9am to noon, St Andrew's Church, High Street, next door to Penistone Library. No price or menu given but a generic picture (for illustrative purposes only) shows a full English breakfast consisting of: two eggs, beans, crozzled sausages, bacon, round things that might be mushrooms and some sort of bread. So that's the advert but the real thing will no doubt be very satisfying, and in a friendly setting. The caption reads: 'Tuck in to Change Lives'. It raises funds for Christian Aid. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Open Gardens 2017 - 10am to 4pm, 10am to 4pm, Start from Oxspring School Garden for tickets and map. Ticket price not stated. Visit five varied and lovely gardens open to the public. This is also a fund-raiser for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. See the Facebook Event page.
  ,,   ,, Barnsley Mayor's Parade - Noon to 3pm, Barnsley Town Centre. 'Celebrating Family First' (whatever that means). See Facebook Event.
  ,,   ,, 33rd Huddersfield Caribbean Parade - Starts 1pm, Through the streets of Huddersfield. Beware of a possible railway strike at the weekend. The date is the second weekend in July. It will finish in St George's Square near the Railway Station (very convenient for railway to Penistone if they are not on strike). Bright costumes, loud drumming, loud music, fun and great excitement. Also a 'Glow Parade' on Friday 7th evening, with performers marching through Huddersfield with 'glow in the dark' items, as you do. Huddersfield Carnival.
  ,,   ,, Hade Edge Gala - 1.30pm to 11.30pm, Hade Edge Football Ground, Penistone Road, Hade Edge, HD9 2JH. Free entry. Fun-packed day of country-style entertainment for all the family. Gala theme is 'By the Sea'. Bar with draught bitter, hog roast, stalls, classic cars, motorbikes, tractors and dog show. Evening party and children are welcome. See Holmfirth Events (Hade Edge Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Broomhead Show - No details, Wigtwizzle, near Bolsterstone. Deepcar Brass Band will be there and their website has all the details: Plenty of stalls to browse, Dog show (you can bring yours to enter), Fell race (PFR Broomhead Chase), Demonstrations, Petting animals, Games, Bouncy castle, Children’s rides, Tug of war competition (teams welcome to enter on the day), Bradfield brewery, Barbeque (Crawshaw's meats) and the Famous Cow Pat competition.
  ,,   ,, Bowie versus Blondie (Two tribute acts) - From 6.45pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £11, from The George, Upper Denby. This is an evening with two good acts, 'Bootleg Blondie' and 'The Sound of Bowie'. Denroyd Farm, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Barn Dance - 7pm to midnight, High Lea Farm, HoylandSwaine, Penistone, S36 8JQ. Tickets £10, includes a hog roast supper, call the Farm: On 76 2531, (mobile) 07402 985 285 or on (mobile) 07745 803 100 or Email lockwood051290@hotmail.com. This will be a lively evening of dancing and entertainment from The Rhythm Chaps, which features Penistone's very own folkmeister Chris McShane. Event organised by HoylandSwaine School. High Lea Farm also runs a campsite for tents, caravans, motor homes and the wandering folkster. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Songs for a Summer Evening' (Choral Concert) - 7.30pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £6, obtainable from the Church Office, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sunday mornings. Performed by Sheffield Folk Chorale, established 2001, and they are 'Back by popular demand.' For more information, call the Church Office on 01226 370 006. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 'Gerrard Sinfonia' (Musical concert) - 7.30pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church, Haigh Lane, HoylandSwaine. 'Retiring collection', so please put some money in the pot. A programme of music by Albinoni, Parry and Gershwin and more, conducted by Jane Benson. Wine and soft drinks available after the concert. Please ignore the inaccurate date on the Barnsley Towntalk site, which puts the event on Friday. Call 76 5579 for more information (as I did to confirm the date). From poster.
  ,,   ,, DDLC 50th Anniversary Ball - Time not stated, White Heart. This is one of Denby Dale Ladies' Choir 50th Anniversary events this year, but they don't advertise what time to arrive. Why, of why, don't people take the small amount of trouble to advertise essential information for a successful event? Do you go in the afternoon or the evening? Why bother? See also the White Heart (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Mike Lewis (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
  Sun 9th Thurgoland Family Fun Day ('To Space and Beyond') - 11am to 5pm, Playing Field, Thurgoland Village. Free admission. Children's rides including the swing boats and spinning ride, Hathersage Brass Band, Photography Competition, Rocket Building (eh?), Inter-galactic Games (does SETI know?), 'Design an Alien' (now you have lost me!), Bouncy Castles, Pot Breaking, Coconut Shy, Raffle, Space Hunt, Huge BBQ and Licensed Bar, School Stall, Craft and Gift Stalls. Main Square to hold the games, fancy dress competition, Stamper Dance display, Karate Display, Majorettes Display. Also a Village Parade and refreshments in the adjacent Village Hall. Beware of light sabres being brandished by small aliens.
  • 10am - Pet Show in the School yard
  • 1pm - (Gala starts)
  • 1.30pm - Village Parade. The float will be dressed up in a Space theme, carrying this year's Gala Queen, accompanied by Hathersage Brass band and a host of people from Majorettes, Cheerleaders and the odd Darth Vader or Stormtrooper.
  • 2pm - Opening Ceremony. The man on the mike will get the family fun party started.
Penistone Scout Group will be attending and helping out on the day. See the Facebook Event. For stallholders: This is an outdoor event and you need your own table and gazebo to fit the 3 x 3 metre pitches, correct weights must also be used. Don't forget it can be very windy up there on the field. There is no electrickery. Vendor fees: Craft and gift stalls, £15, Charity Stall £10. All stallholders must hold a valid public liability insurance certificate at the time of the event. Contact via Facebook, email: keekee20@hotmail.com or call (mobile) 07985 322 907.
,,   ,, Strawberry Teas (and 'Mini Fayre') - 3pm to 5.30pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. Free admission, but they don't advertise the price of the Strawberry Teas. This event also includes refreshments, stalls and perhaps a few other bits and pieces. Donations to sell are welcome. From poster.
Mon 10th 'Introduction to Aromatherapy' (WEA Free 'taster') - 10am to noon, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street, S36 6AR. Although this is free, you need to book a place online. To book or for more information, visit WEA Course Search, call 0113 245 3304 or email yhsouthwest@wea.org.uk. Founded in 1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education.
Weds 12th A Summer Showcase - 6pm, Penistone Grammar School. Admission £3. Outdoor event by 'PGS Visual and Performing Arts' with Drinks, Sweets, Bake Stalls, Bands, Drama and Music. Bring a camping chair and rug, to sit outside in comfort. From Penistone FM newsfeed.
 Thurs 13th 'Spud and Pud' - 11.45am to 1pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, opposite the school. £4 gets you a jacket potato (with topping) and dessert. We can presume refreshments will be on hand to wash it all down. From poster.
,,   ,, Cake-Baking Class (First of five) - 6pm to 8.30pm, Café Crème, 9 High Street, Penistone. Deposit of £10 required upon booking. Costs £25 each lesson, which includes all ingredients, equipment, take-home recipe card and refreshments. First in a series of five baking classes, to make a traditional (and gluten-free) Victoria sponge cake. If you book all five, you get to keep a Café Crème apron and a baker's goodie bag. Book your place by calling in the café, call 76 6118 or email: karen@thecafecreme.co.uk. Next session is 27th July. See Café Crème, Facebook.
Fri 14th Penistone Church versus Barnsley (Football match) - 7pm kick off, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, concessions £3. 'Come along and cheer your local team'. Pen Church FC, Facebook. From poster.
   ,,   ,, Buskin' Buddies (Musical Trio) - 8pm to midnight, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. Probably free admission (not stated). An entertaining evening of Rock n' Roll, Blues, Skiffle, 60s Music and Country & Western. See the Facebook event.
Weekend
15th, 16th
Yummy Fest 2017 - Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour, just above Ingbirchworth. Admission free but a minimum £2 parking donation. This follows on from the success of previous tractor fests. A weekend of farming fun, food and entertainment for all ages. A 'Made and Found' market will take over the barn, showcasing local artistic talent. There will space for camping. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is this year's charity. See also the Yummy Fest Party entry below. See Yummy Yorkshire (Facebook).
Sat 15th Saint Swithun's Day (or St Swithin) - According to national tradition, any rain on this saint's feast day (always 15th July) will continue for forty days. St Swithun was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester who died around 862 AD. This tradition could be on shaky, as well as wet, ground. Royal Met Soc. Very odd that a Winchester bishop might use a Scottish dialect:

"St Swithun’s day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain, St Swithun’s day if thou be fair, For forty days ‘twill rain nae mare."
   ,,   ,, Birdsedge Village Gala and Evening Real Ale Festival - Noon to 4pm, Birdsedge School Fields off Penistone Road and Birdsedge Village Hall.
  • Noon - Crowning of King & Queen, Fancy Dress Parade & Jolly Jester
  • 12.30pm - Dance Troupe
  • 1.00pm - Jolly Jester
  • 1.35pm - Hathor
  • 2.15pm - Ukuleles
  • 2.50pm - Geoff Higginbottom
  • 3.30pm - Dance Troupe
Family fun day and community event with a strong musical bias. Traditional Tearoom, barbecue, stalls, children's rides and entertainment. Inflatable bar with real ale from The Nook Brewhouse, Holmfirth. From 6pm onwards, it becomes a real ale festival in the Village Hall, with live music from Gareth Dickinson, The Rock School, and Detox. For more information, call 01484 604 289. See Birdsedge Gala.
  ,,   ,, Spread Eagle Race Day - John Smith's Cup, York Races. Ask for details at the Spread Eagle bar or Telephone (mob) 07853 858 292 Costs £50 each, Leave name and £20 deposit behind the bar. Cost includes transport, a breakfast sandwich and a free drink at the racecourse. See also Sat 16th Sept - St Leger's Day, Doncaster Races. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Punch and Judy Show - From 4.30pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, next door to Penisotne Library. No price given but 'donations appreciated, thank you'. The poster also says that 'A fish and chip tea will be served'. So, there's something for all the family.
  ,,   ,, Yummy Fest Party - Evening, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour, just above Ingbirchworth. Adult tickets £7.50, children £2.50, available to buy from our online shop or in The Parlour. this is part of the 'Yummy Fest' weekend event (see above).  Ordinary Men will provide the entertainment. See Yummy Yorkshire (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Jade MacKensie (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 16th Car Boot Sale - From 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Victoria, Nr Hepworth HD9 7TP. Just before what used to be the Victoria pub, on the right. Free Admission but a voluntary contribution upon arrival is welcome. Plenty of on-field parking. Tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches in the Community Centre. Toilets available too. Vintage vehicles are always welcome (free admission). Vendors pay £5 a car. Dunford Parish Community Association is a Registered Charity, No. 1026536. For more info, call 76 2533.
  ,,   ,, 'Eight Strings, Two Bows and a Piano' (Concert) - 4pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JQ. 'Retiring Collection' instead of admission fee, so do put some money in the pot. Refreshments available. This is the last of a series of four concerts featuring the renowned local soprano, Elizabeth Charlesworth. A mixed programme of well-loved and lesser-known solos is shared between violin and viola, concluding with late works of Brahms, for voice, viola and piano. With Charlotte Kenyon on violin and viola and John Kenyon on piano. Also an opportunity to visit this splendid church, which has an interesting Pre-Raphaelite mural. For more information about the concert, call (mobile) 07407 559 059. A small booklet for this series can be found in Penistone Community Centre (adjoining corridor). A further series of four concerts will begin in September.
Mon to Sun
17th - 23rd
The week in Penistone Church: Monday 17th, 11.30am Memorial Service; Wednesday 19th, 9.45am Eucharist followed by ‘Coffee & Catch Up’; Thursday 20th, 10am Open Doors Coffee Morning, 10.15am Little Fishes Baby and Toddler Group, 7.30pm Bell ringing in the Tower; Friday 21st; 2pm St John’s School Juniors' Leaver's Service; Saturday 22nd, 10am Open Doors Coffee Morning, 1.30pm Wedding, Sunday 23rd, 8.45am Eucharist in the Lady Chapel, 10.45am Eucharist. This information is sent out every week on Facebook. Mind you, the official first day of the week is Sunday, not Monday. See also Penistone Church.
Weds 19th 'Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Gillian Water, looking at the thwarted terrorist attack which would have radically changed our country's history, had it succeeded. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Open Choir Rehearsal - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Crane Moor Methodist Chapel, Crane Moor Methodist Chapel, Crane Moor, S35 7AT. This is an open invitation for anyone interested in singing to join a rehearsal with Thurgoland Choir, without obligation. Musical Director Dan Timmins will lead the choir and the way. Their musical styles include popular, secular, local carols and songs from the musicals. For more information, call Kath Birch on 01226 370 331. From poster. From poster.
Fri - Sun
21st to 23rd
Underneath the Stars Festival (Music Festival) - Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne. A complicated ticket system, typically £50 each day (Eg. Adult, Saturday), with concessions for over-60s and children. You only see the price after clicking 'Book Now'. Sneaky, wot? You can gain free entry by being a volunteer.

This event is described as: 'A family-friendly festival of music and arts in the heart of Yorkshire.' The long list of performers includes Kate Rusby, Show of Hands, Lucy Rose and Ragu Dixit. Also food and drink. You will also be able to hire a tent in the Glamping Village. Under S Fest, (Facebook, Twitter).
Fri 21st
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Thurs 3rd
August
'Despicable Me 3' (Cartoon Film - U Rating) - 2pm each day except 11am on the Sundays, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Prices: Adult Tickets £6.50 (circle or stalls), concessions £5.50 (stalls only). Book online, call the Box Office on 76 7532 or just turn up. Run time about 1½ hours. Gru meets his long-lost and more successful twin brother, Dru, who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Voiced by Steve Carell (Gru and Dru), Kristen Wiig (Lucy), Miranda Cosgrove (Margo), Pierre Coffin (Minions, Museum Director, Additional Voice) and Trey Parker (Balthasar Bratt). Steve Coogan and Julie Andrews are among the other voices. Paramount 24-Hour Event Line is on 76 2004. Desp3 Easter Eggs. Paramount (Facebook).
Fri 21st Fifth Anniversary of Penistone Market Barn. This marked a revolutionary change in the nature of our Market Town. Penistone's multi-million pound Market Cruck Barn was opened in 2011 as part of the Town Centre Regeneration, which included a new Tesco food store and the end of the Livestock Market. A continuation of the Fur and Feather market (behind 'The Loft'coffe bar) was on the original plans but failed to materialise.
  ,,   ,, Pop-in Club - 2pm to 4pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. With a special appearance of the apiarist Christine Johnson, who will speak about her honey bee hives. All are welcome. Refreshments available. From Look Local.
Sat 22nd 'Managing Stress with Herbs and Food' - 1pm to 5pm, Spring Vale Community Garden, down by the Britannia, Spring Vale. Admission £20, Bookings: Email springvalecommunitygarden@yahoo.co.uk or call 01226 893 581. This event is presented by the herbalist Sue Salmon and explores 'How common herbs and foods can support us in our modern lives'. From a poster in the Community Centre.
  ,,   ,, Karen Kristian (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 23rd Penistone Pictorial - This website's birthday from the year 2,000. "Hip - hip.....".
  ,,   ,, Vintage Antique Fair - 10am to 4pm, National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. Free admission to the event. Organised by 'Fox and Moon'. For stallholder enquiries, call 07515 507 801. For information about the coal mining museum, see NCM.
  ,,   ,, 'Bubble Rush 2017' (Fun Run) - Noon at Locke Park, Barnsley. Register online at Barnsley Hospice or call Mandy on 01226 323 625. A bit outside our area but this is a 5km fun run to raise funds for a worthy cause, Barnsley Hospice. For more information, Email: mandy.ibbotson@barnsleyhospice.org. Sponsored by Doyle Security. From poster.
Tues 25th Spiritualist Medium Night - 7pm (for 8pm start) to 11pm, Rafters (upstairs) Bar, Waggon and Horses, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Bookings only with tickets at £12 a head, Tel: 76 3259 or call in. This is a return visit by the popular medium, Debbie Askew. Interval around 9pm for an hour, when homemade pie and peas are served. Places sell fast so don’t leave it too late. On the other hand, she will know who is coming. Spooky, what? Waggon & Horses.
Weds 26th
to Mon 5th
Sept
Six Weeks School Holiday - Officially Wednesday 26th to Friday 1st September 2017, returning on Monday 4th September. There will be all sorts of activities laid on locally. Take a look at 'Things to do in Barnsley' on Trip Advisor. Also Sporting Penistone for activities for the summer break, such as skating lessons, kids 'boogie bounce', 'art explosion', boxing and more. The Paramount will have films for the younger ones, Box Office 76 7532. Listen to 24/7 Event Line on 76 2004. Out of interest, take a look at how European countries compare for school holidays at Jakub Marian. The next school holiday will be at the end of October. See BMBC School Calendar.
Weds 26th RBL Club Trip to Llandudno - All coaches leave Penistone at 8am prompt. Family coaches 3, 4 and 6 depart from the side of Tesco; Adult coaches 1 and 2 depart from the top of Shrewsbury Road. Returning coaches leave Llandudno at 5.30pm prompt, to disgorge on Shrewsbury Road, in time for a beer in the Legion. Children will usually gain some pop and crisps on the outward journey. If you would like to join the Penistone RBL, please download an Application Form (pdf). A current member needs to propose you as a new member and it can take quite a while for your application to be processed. The annual subscription is in the region of £20. See Penistone RBL and 'Visit Llandudno'.
Thurs 27th Cake-Baking Class - 6pm to 8.30pm, Café Crème, 9 High Street, Penistone. Deposit of £10 required upon booking. Costs £25 each lesson, which includes all ingredients, equipment, take-home recipe card and refreshments. If you book all five lessons, you get to keep a Café Crème apron and a baker's goodie bag. Second of a series of baking classes, to make a traditional (and gluten-free) Victoria sponge cake. The next date is to be announced. Book your place by calling in the café, call 76 6118 or email: karen@thecafecreme.co.uk. See Café Crème, Facebook.
Fri - Sun
28th to 30th
'The Torchbearers' (Summer Camp for Muslim Boys) - Kingswood Park Venture, Scout Dyke, S36 7EZ. For muslim boys aged 12 to 17 years, £75 each. A three-day summer camp organised by an Islamic youth organisation, with talks, discussions and outdoor activities. Described as: 'A weekend of enlightenment as we discover the torchbearers of our generation'. The 'Torchbearers' title refers to famous muslims such as Muhammed Ali and Mo Farah. 'This event has limited spaces and is strictly only available to brothers who are aged 12 to 17 years and above.' - also - 'This is a unique opportunity for brothers from all over the UK to meet each other once again, strengthen their bond of brotherhood, share ideas and, more importantly, increase their Imaan through the remembrance of Allah'. UK Islamic Mission Youth.
Fri 28th Open Day at 'Computing and Engineering' - 10.30am to 3.30pm, Canalside West Building (by the canal), University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield. Free admission but under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. To register and find out more about tour options, see the Registration Page. The blurb says: 'Join us for our second Engineering Open House Day - a day of family fun to learn about the important roles engineers play in our everyday lives. Come and discover the creativity and excitement that engineering has to offer'. Please note that there will not be any on-campus parking, but the HU website has details of parking nearby. For more information about engineering courses at Huddersfield, please email: sce-marketing@hud.ac.uk or call 01484 473116. (Facebook Event).
Sat 29th Chris Lawford (Singer) - Evening, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Free admission. Please note that, as a members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 30th First Anniversary of Millhouse Green Tennis Court - (Speculative for 2017) Millhouse Green Institute, Manchester Road, Millhouse Green. This was launched last year and was a rare occasion when a village gained a new community facility. The opening had: Cream teas, tombola, bouncy kids, raffle and Penistone FM. There is every possibility that Millhouse Green Village Community Association (Twitter) might do something for the first anniversary.
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Fri 4th Aug
Musical Theatre Summer School - 9am to 4pm each day, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR. Fee £75 for the five-day course, booking essential, call (mobile) 07557 910 418. Minimum age 9 years old. The poster says: 'You will have the opportunity to sing, dance, act, direct, choreograph, play instruments, have fun, make friends and produce a show'. Limited places so be sure to book early. From poster.

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This Month Yorkshire Day is back and it celebrates 'God's Own County', there are usually some pub events, etc. A large event in the area which attracts thousands of visitors is Wortley Hall's South Yorkshire Festival. Then Emley Show prepares us for Penistone Show in September. Watch for some Princess Diana commemorations marking twenty years since she left us.
Tues 1st
Yorkshire Day. Yorkshire people will celebrate God's Own County in various ways on this day and by flying the Yorkshire flag. Apart from Penistone Royal British Legion, nothing is happening locally to mark the special day for 'God's Own County'. Penistone was proud to host the county's Yorkshire Day event in 2006, with mayors, dignitaries and officials from all over the county on a mid-week, rainy day. Oxspring Parish Council usually leads the way by flying the Yorkshire flag on their new village flagpole. In 2016, only one Yorkshire flag was obvious on the day in Penistone, on the RBL flagpole. Y Ridings, YD Facts, Wiki. See also the Penistone Yorkshire Day 2006 page.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Mornings - It is nearly that time again and the right time for shops to start planning their coffee mornings. Get your posters and bits from MacMillan Coffee Morning, for this worthy cancer support charity.
Weds 2nd No History Talk Today. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are the first and third Wednesday of the month, except August. The group also runs the Penistone Historic Archive, which is open on Market day in the Neville Roebuck Room, Community Centre Lower Hall. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs - Sun
3rd to 6th
The 17th Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival - Thursday 11am to 9pm; Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm; Sunday 10.30am to 5.30pm. Mostly around St George's Square, Huddersfield. Some more stalls down Northumberland Street and some other streets. Highly recommended and definitely worth a visit, with a wide choice of cuisine from 'God's Own County' and around the world. About 90% is from Huddersfield and Yorkshire. It has a wide range of food and confectionary stalls, real ales and ciders and various cookery demonstrations. Yummy Yorkshire is usually there too. The 2016 festival attracted over 100,000 people. On Fri/Sat from 6pm, there are children's workshops and children's entertainments and a 'Festival of Dusk' featuring local acts. See Hudds F&D Fest and Huddersfield Examiner.
Thurs 3rd 'Is This the Same 4Sight or a Different One?' (Breakfast networking session for business people) - 8am to 10am, White Heart. Admission £15, includes breakfast. Presented by 4N member Tony Leak: 'Positive Changes - A brief look at how our preferences can help or hinder our communication - or even our relationships.' This is one of many meetings organised by the 4 Business Network (4 Networking) aimed at local business people.
  ,,   ,, U3A Penistone - 10am to noon, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. Free admission. This is the first monthly 'Drop-in' session aimed at retired and semi-retired people, creating opportunities for them to keep active and socially-connected and perhaps learn new skills. Although based in Barnsley, U3A is looking to expand its Penistone activities and perhaps set up a Penistone branch. Some local activities have been listed: walking, quilting, crown green bowling and some historical studies but other activities have also been suggested to expand the project and we might presume that suggestions (and local volunteers) might also be welcome. Come along and ask them all about it. See U3A Barnsley.

This is part of the 'Social Inclusion Project' supported by Penistone Area Council (BMBC councillors representing the Penistone area) along with Age UK (Barnsley) and Barnsley Dial-a-Ride. Overall, the project aims to avoid social isolation in the older age group and to assist those who might need some extra help with, for example, getting out, collecting prescriptions, travel companions or having someone keep in touch when you are unwell. If you are in need of such assistance, please contact an Age UK 'Social Inclusion Worker' on 01226 776 820 or Email: penistone@ageukbarnsley.org.uk.
  ,,   ,, Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - Noon, Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. A monthly meeting between South Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where they discuss the latest crime trends. Now called a 'Community Safety Meeting'. This date came from a list which went out in the spring and might have changed without warning, as the meetings are not advertised. See Barnsley West LPT.
Fri 4th 'Kids Be Happy Workshop' (Sand art for nippers) - 9.30am to 11am, Totties Garden Centre and The Olive Tree Bistro Café, Downshutts Lane, Totties, near Holmfirth, HD9 1AU. £3 per child payable on the day, suitable for children aged three years and upwards. No need to book, just come along to make Sand Art pictures. Simply peel, pour and tap to create a fun picture. This is the first of three. Next ones: Friday 18th August and Friday 1st September. For more information, Tel: Garden Centre - 01484 683 363 (The Olive Tree Bistro Café - 01484 680 227). Totties Garden Centre.
  ,,   ,, Steve Dobson (Singer and Penistone FM Presenter) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission but please note that, as a private members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. A rare chance to see that man of many talents, Mr Steve Dobson, well-known for his mini-plays and radio shows on Penistone FM (across the road). He is visiting the RBL in his capacity as a singer. Penistone RBL.
Sat 5th The 100th Emley Show - Factory Lane, Nr Emley Moor mast, HD8 9TE. Adult Ticket for 16 yrs +: Advance, £8 available before 4th August from Londis store, Emley and Wyvale Garden Centre, Shelley; Advance Adult Online, £8.80, includes booking fee; Show Day Adult, £10, Child under 16 free. This is their 100th show and has its own castle, as the 'Knights of the Crusades' put on an amazing show. Lots of family fun with plenty of animal and green wellie attractions, such as: trade stalls, food marquee, ice cream, beer tent, stick-making, honey show, wood-carving, cookery, photography, arts & crafts, vintage tractors, children's races, rides, bouncy kids, Punch & Judy, drystone walling, Emley Band, ovine quadrupeds, bunnies, poppoes and a variety of hairy and feathered critters, all leaving their mark. Events Itinerary - approximate times This first Emley Show was in 1893. It is currently held on the first Saturday of August. See Emley Show and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Clair Harris (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission but please note that, as a private members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC Indian Night - Time and place not advertised, possibly in the Clubhouse but it could equally be in Timbuktu as far as the poster in Tesco is concerned. Price not advertised either. This is part of Penistone Cricket Club's 150th anniversary year, being founded in 1867. The poster has Bollywood dancing and an Indian meal pictured, but not the barest details to permit anyone to attend it, thus defeating its purpose. 'All welcome'. Of course, if nobody turns up it will save the club funds. See Penistone Cricket and Sports Club and Pen CC Facebook.
Mon 7th BH Summer Bank Holiday in the UK. (Time & Date)
Weds 9th 'The Wind in the Willows' (Outdoor children's play) - Gates open 5pm for 6.30pm start, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Admission: Adult £15, Child £10, Family £44 (two Adults, two children), 10% discount for groups of ten or more. Duration about 1½ hours. Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a woodland parade during the interval, which everyone can join in. Fun and frolics a-plenty with this adaptation of the classic novel beloved by children and adults alike. As an outdoor event, please bring your own rugs and low-backed seating. Don't wear a big hat or the fellow behind will use it for target-practice - and he will be perfectly entitiled to do so. A barbecue and outside bar is also available. Although this event must of necessity be 'weather permitting' they intend to go ahead unless it is a complete wash-out, in which case they will re-schedule the event. See Chapterhouse Theatre Company, formed in 1999.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Rainworth Miners' Welfare (Football match, NCEL Prem Div'n.) - 7.45pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. Poster says: 'Come and cheer the Black and White Wizards in their first-ever season in the NCEL Premier Division' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
Fri - Thurs
11th to 17th
Dunkirk (Film - 12A) - 7.30pm each night, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £6.50, concessions (stalls only, under 15s, over 60s) £5.50. Run time nearly two hours. Realistic film about the mass evacuation of allied soldiers surrounded by the German army during a fierce battle in World War II. A flotilla of 'Little Boats' came to the aid of the evacuation. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). See Paramount (Facebook).
Fri 11th Sarah Mac and Big Shaun - 9pm, The Huntsman, 136 Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QW. Big Shaun is from 'The Everly Pregnant Brothers' and Sarah Mac is well-known too. So they say. For more info, call 76 4892. See The Huntsman, Facebook.
Weekend
12th & 13th
Perseids Meteor Shower - Find a dark place and look to the sky on Saturday night and Sunday morning for shooting stars. A waning moon might make it difficult. See Time & Date.
Sat 12th Mel Jones' Book Launch - 10am to 2pm, 'Old Barnsley' Unit 50, Mayday Green Market Hall, Barnsley. Not strictly relevant to the Penistone area, where the industry was more steel than coal, but local readers of the freebie ad-mag 'T.I.TO' (aka 'Time in, Time out') will have enjoyed Melvyn Jones' scribblings on history and wildlife. He is selling signed copies of his book: 'South Yorkshire Mining Villages', which looks at former coal-mining communities from the late eighteenth century to the 1930s. Illustrated, ISBN 978-1-47-388077-1, 184 pages, published 4th July 2017 by Pen and Sword books of Barnsley. Amazon Kindle download, £10.79.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC, 1st XI, versus Maltby Miner's Welfare, 1st XI (Cricket Match) - 1pm, Queen's Ground, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD. This is an SYSL Division 3 match. (No website).
  ,,   ,, Jurassic Park Open Air Cinema (Film PG - rated) - 6pm to 11pm, Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Advance ticket £17.50, probably more on the day. Ticket to the Jurassic Farm Fest includes: Roaming Dinosaurs; Stomping Live Music; Outdoor Cinema with Jurassic Park Screening; Fire-breathers and Dancers; Jurassic 'Mudder' obstacle course; Safari-Camp Food & Bar Zone. 'Jurassic Farm Fest will run for one night only so don’t miss out on your chance to travel back to a time when dinosaurs ruled the world and Jeff Goldblum’s hair was super shiny.' Stone age attire optional (I said that, not them) but - no clubs or thigh-bone weapons allowed. See Cannon Hall's 'Jurassic Farm fest' for more info and how to book. Tel CH Farm Office - 01226 790 427
  ,,   ,, Steve Miller (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission but please note that, as a private members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. I was at school with a Steve Miller but probably not this one, as he was a lousy singer. Penistone RBL.
Sun 13th S-Vale Garden Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Spring Vale Community Garden, Off Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HJ. Free admission. All welcome. Physic Garden Talks; Tea and Cakes; Plant and Vegetable Sales; Books; Bric-a-brac Stall; Tombola; Cakes; Children's Activities and you can learn about volunteering. 'Spring Vale' was always two words until a couple of decades ago when someone stuck them together, German-style. It might have been a sign-writer's typo that became 'stuck', but it is still two words on many maps. See S Vale Online.
  ,,   ,, South Yorkshire Festival - Noon to 5pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission but a £2 car park charge for charity. Perhaps the largest local event after Penistone Show and it can attract 5,000 people or more. Family entertainment, live music, dancers, donkey rides, bouncy castles, kid’s rides and more. Also craft and gift stalls, incense, vegetarian foods, barbecue, beer tent, trades unions, armed forces charity, animal handling and a brass band. Some stalls will have a distinctively 'lefty' bias, with support for various banana republics (Eg. 'Friends of Cuba', Venuzuela, etc.) and perhaps some protest groups, like anti-fracking. Not everything is political and there is enough appeal for most people to be interested. Most stalls are outdoors but tea, coffee, cakes, bar and toilets are indoors. A special attraction is a talk by the ex-BBC political correspondent, Nick Jones, 3pm in the Unison North West Gas Room, about the 2017 General Election and, in particular, the declining influence of right-wing newspapers on the election campaign and the increasing influence of left-wing activism in conjunction with social media. The talk has been organised by Granville Williams of the 'Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom', which is supported by several trade unions. For more info about the Festival, call 01142 882 100, Email, Wortley Hall.
Tues 15th 'Octopaint: Paint a plant pot, plant some seeds' (Children's craft session) - 4.30pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (The old Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. 'Event Goat' does not give the price and this event is not on the Leisure Centre website. Similar-looking activities are around £10 a session. It is likely to be aimed at children around 6 to yrs old. They will paint a ceramic plant pot, then plant some seeds. Everything needed is provided. Please arrive at 4.30pm to choose your pot. This week, we have birds and faces (so the plant will look like hair when it grows). Call (mobile) 07526 253 100 or Email: info@penistoneleisurecentre.org.uk for more information. See Penistone Leisure Centre.
Weds 16th No History Talk Today. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are the first and third Wednesday of the month, except August, so there is no talk today. The group also runs the Penistone Historic Archive, which is open 10am to 1pm, Market Day in the Neville Roebuck Room, Community Centre Lower Hall. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Fri 18th 'Kids Be Happy Workshop' (Sand art for nippers) - 9.30am to 11am, Totties Garden Centre and The Olive Tree Bistro Café, Downshutts Lane, Totties, near Holmfirth, HD9 1AU. £3 per child payable on the day, suitable for children aged three years and upwards. No need to book, just come along to make Sand Art pictures. Simply peel, pour and tap to create a fun picture. This is the first of three. Next ones: Friday 18th August and Friday 1st September. For more information, Tel: Garden Centre - 01484 683 363 (The Olive Tree Bistro Café - 01484 680 227). Totties Garden Centre.
Sat 19th Family Fun Fest - 10am to 11pm, The Bridge, Woodhead Road, Holmbridge (t' other side of Holmfirth), HD9 2NQ. Free event based in the field opposite The Bridge. Children's games, entertainment, face-painting, bouncy castle, bring & buy stalls (Car Boot sale in the morning), falconry display, all-day barbecue, all-day licenced bar ice cream van, Busy Beans mobile, coffee van. Live music from 4pm: Jessie Whyke, 5pm Terry Shaltiel, 6pm Boo Sutcliffe, 7pm Dana Ali. From 8pm until closing, 'surprise headline band' and the Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir. See The Bridge (Holmbridge).
  ,,   ,, Family Fun Day - Noon to 3pm, St George's Square, Huddersfield. Free event with live music, face-painting, nail-painting, games, bouncy castle and balloon animals. Trains for Huddersfield from Penistone Station leave at 18 minutes past the hour. Organised by Huddersfield Christian Fellowship. For more info., call 01484 514 088.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC, 2nd XI, versus Darfield CC, 2nd XI (Cricket Match) - 1pm, Queen's Ground, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD. This is an SYSL Division 4 match. (No website).
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Litherland REMYCA (Football match, FA Cup Preliminary Round) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. Poster says: 'Come and cheer the Black and White Wizards in their first-ever season in the NCEL Premier Division.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook) and Litherland REMYCA.
  ,,   ,, Change Ringing Event - 9pm, Penistone Church Tower. Free for you to listen to the bell-ringers from outside the church as they employ their campanological skills with the carillon of eight tuneful bells, in a competition organised by the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers. You can't go up the tower unless you are a participant and there isn't room in the ringing room to swing the church mouse anyway. If you find church bell-ringing appealing, Penistone Church is always looking for new bell-ringers and they will train you in the art. The normal bell-ringing session is at 7.30pm on Thursdays. Free parking at the Community Centre, Church Street. See YACR (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Theresa Knowles (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission but please note that, as a private members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 20th Crafty Business Makers Market - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Market Barn. From lampost poster.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - From 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Victoria, Nr Hepworth HD9 7TP. Just before what used to be the Victoria pub, on the right. Free Admission but a voluntary contribution upon arrival is welcome. Plenty of on-field parking. Tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches in the Community Centre. Toilets available too. Vintage vehicles are always welcome (free admission). Vendors pay £5 a car. Dunford Parish Community Association is a Registered Charity, No. 1026536. For more info, call 76 2533.
Mon 21st Blood Donor Session - 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Penistone Grammar School. Call 0300 123 23 23 for more information. See NHS Blood. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council - Please note there is no PTC meeting in August. Next one is 7pm, Monday 18th September in the Council Chamber.
Tues 22nd Children's Face Painting - 12.30pm to 1.30pm, Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. Price per face - £2.
Weds 23rd 'Art Explosion' (For children 6 to 10yrs) - 9.30am to 1.30pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (The old Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. Fee: £10 for a 4-hour session (booking essential), call or text Ruth on (mobile) 07970 109 161, maximum 20 places. 'Art Explosion' is run by local artists Ruth and Jude, whose 'Interesting Art' days are a regular holiday feature at Penistone Leisure Centre. Bring a packed lunch, which everyone will eat together (well, their own anyway). Snacks and drinks are available in the Leisure Centre Tuck Shop. Make sure the little ones are dressed appropriately to get totally mucked up. That's part of their fun. See Penistone Leisure Centre.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Stavely Miners' Welfare (Football match, NCEL Prem Div.) - 7.45pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. Poster says: 'Come and cheer the Black and White Wizards in their first-ever season in the NCEL Premier Division.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook)
Thurs 24th 'Fun in the Garden' (For under 7s) - 10am to noon, Spring Vale Community Garden, Off Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HJ. Free children's activities, booking essential via the website or email: springvalecommunitygarden@yahoo.co.uk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. With: play, crafts, gardening and games. This is the first of two sessions, the next one being Thursday 31st August. See Spring Vale Online. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Quidditch for Muggles' - 11am to noon, Penistone Leisure Centre (The old Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. Costs £4 each for children 6 to 10 yrs. Can you catch the Snitch? Fancy a magical Summer Holidays activity? Why not come along to Quidditch for Muggles, played by a team of seven: 1 keeper, 3 chasers, 2 beaters and 1 seeker, with three hoops at each end for goals and played on broomsticks, although they haven't mastered flying them yet. Text Louise to book on 07526 253 100 or email: info@penistoneleisurecentre.org.uk. Penistone Leisure Centre.
Fri - Mon
25th to 28th
Food Festival 2017 - 10am to 6.30pm, Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. Free admission but £5 parking charge per car applies (admission to the children's farm is not included). This four-day event showcases some of the finest artisan food traders that Yorkshire has to offer. Cookery demonstrations throughout each day in a demonstration kitchen. It features a packed programme of entertaining talks and features special guests, such as Razan Alsous from Yorkshire Halloumi and Barrington Douglas, who will show Caribbean dishes with a twist, using products from the farm shop. He has appeared on TV with Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsey and Gary Rhodes. The event also features funfair rides, a pop-up beach and live music. If you are interested in showcasing your wares at this event, please call 01226 790 427 or Email cathy@foodfestivalsltd.co.uk. See Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival 2017.
Weekend
26th, 27th
Wedding Open Weekend - Times not stated, White Heart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH. Presumably you can just turn up any time. 'A must for anyone getting married!' and 'Come and view our Talbot Suite and bespoke Bridal Suite'. See White Heart (Facebook).
Fri 25th Kirkwood Peak Open Day - 10.30am, Kingswood Peak Venture Activity Centre, Huddersfield Road, Scout Dike, Penistone, S36 7GF (for SatNav use S36 7EZ). Booking required but it is not obvious how to do it. 'Whether you're thinking about becoming a member of one of our choirs, or you're a parent or guardian, or a music or singing teacher interested to know more about what we do, you're welcome to come and find out more at our Open Day 2017. The choir at Peak Venture Centre will be our National Youth Boys' Choir, comprising around 100 of the best young singers in the UK from school years 5-10'. This item was from 'Event Goat' but was not findable on Kingswood's cluttered website. See Kingswood Peak Venture Activity Centre.
  ,,   ,, 'Paul Nixon Live' (Singer) - Show starts 8.30pm, arrive early for best seats, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Free admission. Good beers on tap and a lively atmosphere to enjoy. See him on Youtube. More things are happening at the Spread Eagle (Facebook).
Sat 26th Grand Opening of the New Rugby Pitches - 11am to 5pm, Wortley RUFC, Finkle Street Lane, Wortley, S35 7DH. In their opening game on the new pitch, Wortley RUFC (Facebook) welcomes the touring Irish team, Portumna Rugby Club from Co. Galway in the West of Ireland. An afternoon of rugby, live music, food and drinks - "Taking Rugby back to its grass roots." All are welcome. This event will be attended by Penistone MP Angela Smith and the current Barnsley Mayor, (possibly also Penistone Mayor).
  • 11am - Gates open.
  • Noon - Official Opening
  • 1pm - Game Kick Off
Wortley RUFC senior team is in the South Division Merit Table. The club also has some junior teams. For more information, or if you would like to get involved, please contact via (mobile) 07837 361 447, (mobile) 07711 772 771 or Email: wortleyrufcsec@gmail.com.
  ,,   ,, Family Fun Day and Dog Show - Noon to 6pm (Dog Show 3pm), Ye Olde Mustard Pot, off Mortimer Road, Midhopestones, S36 4GW. Admission: Adults and children above 4yrs £6, £2 of which goes to the MIND charity and £4 is redeemable at the Barbecue (but vegetarians will miss out). Under 5s free. Optional fancy dress. stalls and live music. Free face-painting and glitter tattoos, games and races. Parents can try out the adult-friendly bouncy castle. The 3pm Dog Show is £1 fee per category, per dog, to win a ribbon for them and a drink for you. Dog Categories: Best Bitch, Best Dog, 'The Dog the judge wants to take home', Best trick, Most Smiley Face and an Egg & Spoon race (with dog on a lead). For more information, call 76 1155. See the Mustard Pot and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC, 1st XI, versus Wombwell Main CC, 1st XI (Cricket Match) - 1pm, Queen's Ground, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD. This is an SYSL Division 3 match. (No website). Please note that tickets for the club's 150th Anniversary Dinner-dance must be paid for this date, to secure a place. See 26th September below.
  ,,   ,, Annual Summer Fayre - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, off High Street, Penistone. This is across the road from the top of Ward Street. Free admission. A range of stalls, such as: clothing, crafts, buns, cards, jewellery, wine, raffle and tombola. All welcome. For more information, please call 76 2092. Vendors pay £10 a stall.
  ,,   ,, John Belmont (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission but please note that, as a private members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 27th 'Funday Charity Event' - 1pm, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. A community funday, charity event in aid of the Yorkshire Dogs Trust and 'Children's Cancer PACT' (monies split between the charities), with music and singers, barbecue, bric-a-brac, various stalls, Big Bingo (3pm), 'Guess the Weight', raffles and more. If you would like to donate items for raffles or want to set up a stall, contact the Crystal Palace via Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Bank Holiday 'Pro-Pig' Weekend Hog Roast - 2pm to 5pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Hog roast provided by Mark Beevers in the Beer Garden. 'Not to be missed, we'll also be showing all the football action with loads of drinks offers all day.' See the Spread Eagle on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, The Annual BBQ and Bands Bash - 5pm to 11pm, Wortley Arms, Halifax Road, Wortley, S35 7DB. No details beyond the title line and, 'For more information, call 0114 288 8749, Email: enquiries@wortley-arms.co.uk.' That's all you're getting. Wortley Arms.
Mon 28th BH Late Summer Bank Holiday Monday - The last Monday of August. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, The 'Denby Dash' (5 mile race) - Junior Races set off at 10.30am, Senior Race at Noon, The George Inn, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE. Senior Race Entry fee is £6 pre-entry (by 23rd August) or £7 on Race Day. Children's Entry Fee is £2.50 pre-entry (by 23rd August) or £3 on race day. This is a fund - raising event organised by Denby Village Conservation Group. Toilets are available at The George Inn. Ample free parking has been arranged at Denroyd Farm, HD8 8TZ, a few minutes' walk away. Hot/cold drinks and cakes available at The George from 9.30am.

Races start and finish at the Denby Dash HQ, The George Inn. Registration from 9.30am to 10.15am for the two Junior Races (one mile and two miles). Junior Race Prize-giving will be around 11.30am, with ice cream for all finishers. Registration 9.30am to 11.45am for the five-mile Senior Race, which is over a scenic and undulating course, on footpaths through fields, woodland, conservation land and the historic Quaker Village of High Flatts, with a total ascent of 690ft. Prize-giving for the Senior Race is around 1.30pm, then it's a musical afternoon at the George (See 'Blackpool Ridge' below). Denby Village has all of the details. See also The George, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 'Meet the Cook' - 11am to 2.30pm, Victoria Kitchen, front RHS of Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Free (but parking is not included). Discover the history of the Victorian Kitchens from our cook, who will be baking dainty treats on the range. Cannon Hall.
  ,,   ,, 'Blackpool Bridge' (Bluegrass, folk band) - 2pm, The George Inn, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE. This follows on from the Denby Dash event shown above, following the Senior Prize-giving and making it into more of a day out than the races alone. See the Facebook Event and The George, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Cream Teas - 2.30pm to 4pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Church, Manchester Road, between the two places. Some off-road parking. The cream teas are £4 and there is also a cake stall to drool over (but not to drool on the cakes or nobody will buy them). 'Come and Enjoy', the poster says. It's a lovely little chapel (sorry, 'church'). Thurlstone Millhouse Gn Methodists.
Tues. Weds
29th, 30th
School's Out (Cupcake decorating for children) - During opening hours, Café Crème, High Street, Penistone. Price £6.50 per child includes a drink and their decorated cupcake. See Café Crème (Facebook).
Thurs 31th 20th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Diana - The British nation was very moved and upset at her death in 1997. Prince Harry will commemorate the day and there are likely to be other commemorative events and church services for this popular princess throughout the country. See Daily Mirror and Wiki.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Show Tickets - This is the last day to buy the cheaper advance Penistone Show tickets. The Show is on Saturday 9th September (second Saturday of the month), Penistone QEII Showground. Buy the cheaper pre-Show Day tickets from: Clark's Chemist, the Paramount Theatre, Penistone Post Office, Argo Feeds, Kaye's Stores and Home Cooking, Spring Vale.

Pre-show prices: Adults, £9 (£12 on the day); children of 5 to 15yrs old, £2 (£3 on the day); Family Ticket for two Adults and two children, £20 (£25 on the day). Concessionary tickets for OAPs were discontinued a few years ago. See Penistone Show and Facebook for online tickets, travelling and other details.

As regards the scale of the event: 1st, Penistone Show (15,000 to 18,000 expected); 2nd, Penistone Armed Forces Day (around 6,000, paying a fiver each); 3rd, Penistone Parade and Gala (perhaps 3,000, paying £3.50).
  ,,   ,, 'Fun in the Garden' (For under 7s) - 10am to noon, Spring Vale Community Garden, Off Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HJ. Free children's activities, booking essential via the website or email: springvalecommunitygarden@yahoo.co.uk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. With: play, crafts, gardening and games. See Spring Vale Online. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Book Sale - 10am to 6pm, Penistone Library. Clearing out their surplus books at 20p each. For more information call 76 2313 or Email: michelleengland@barnsley.gov.uk.
  ,,   ,, Afternoon Tea Party - 1pm to 3pm, Weaver's Court (sheltered housing), Unwin Street, Penistone. Free admission. Food and entertainment. This is aimed at anyone above 50 years old, not just residents. For more information, call Kathy on (mobile) 07574 843 355 or Tracy on 01226 370 440. This event is supported by Age UK and commissioned by Penistone Area Council.
  ,,   ,, Fashion Show - Opens 7pm for 7.30pm start, HoylandSwaine Village Hall. Tickets £5, but no clue on the poster where to buy them, which means you will probably pay at the door. There will also be a raffle and refreshments. Proceeds to HoylandSwaine church.

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September    Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month This busy month belongs to Penistone Show, Heritage Open Days, Tuby's Funfair and Penistone Competitive Music Festival. Also a notable event by the war memorial and Penistone church, remembering local lives lost at Paschendaele. MacMillan Coffee mornings at the end of the month.
Fri 1st RT Clay Pigeon Shoot - 9am, No details. Fee and location not stated. 'A great Morning of Clay Pigeon Shooting, hosted by Penistone Round Table.' See Event Goat.
  ,,   ,, 'Kids Be Happy Workshop' (Sand art for nippers) - 9.30am to 11am, Totties Garden Centre and The Olive Tree Bistro Café, Downshutts Lane, Totties, near Holmfirth, HD9 1AU. £3 per child payable on the day, suitable for children aged three years and upwards. No need to book, just come along to make Sand Art pictures. Simply peel, pour and tap to create a fun picture. This is the first of three. Next ones: Friday 18th August and Friday 1st September. For more information, Tel: Garden Centre - 01484 683 363 (The Olive Tree Bistro Café - 01484 680 227). Totties Garden Centre.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC Junior Presentation Evening - 6pm in the Pen Cricket Club Clubhouse, Queen's Ground, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD.. Pie & Peas available. See Penistone Cricket Club on Facebook (No website).
  ,,   ,, The RBL Friday Forum - 8.45pm to 9.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. For RBL members only. This is where members are able to discuss issues and offer constructive suggestions to the RBL club committee. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Sabre (Local 1960s Rock Band) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission but, as a private members' club, non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. This is a welcome return of Penistone's one and only rock band, still going strong after all these years and playing the favourites from a golden age of pop. Penistone RBL.
Sat 2nd MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone. All welcome. Funds raised go the the MacMillan Cancer Relief fund.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Common's First Summer Fair - Noon to 3pm, Recreation Ground, Silkstone Common. Free admission. 'Silkstone Parish Council invites all residents to their first summer fair to be held at Silkstone Common Recreation Ground.' Attractions include: horse rides, mega-raffle, arena displays, bouncy castle, refreshments, stalls and games. The early 'Mega-Raffle' prizes include: a £50 Pookie voucher (Potting Shed), £20 meal voucher for the Potting Shed Café, assorted Co-op vouchers and a Cut & Blow voucher for the 'Time for Me' hairdressers. Probably more prizes and attractions nearer the time (this was typed in mid-August). This event is a fund-raiser to provide defibrillators. For more information or to set up a stall, contact the Parish Clerk, Karen Canadine on 01226 391 343 or Email: silkstoneclerk@ymail.com. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC, 1st XI, versus Sheffield & Phoenix United CC, 2nd XI (Cricket Match) - 1pm, Queen's Ground, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD. This is an SYSL Division 3 match. (No website).
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PCFC versus Whitby Town (Emirates FA Cup First Qualifying Round) - Kick off 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £6, Concession (OAP/Jr 14, 15 yrs) £4, Free admission for 13yrs and under, Programme £1.50, Raffle £1.

Come along and support your local team. Church faces a tough challenge against Whitby Town (Evo-Stick Premier Division) in PCFC's first shot at the actual FA Cup. Your support is vital. The PCFC Clubhouse bar is open at noon, with: hot drinks, hot snacks and light meals from the kitchen around game time. Also a well-stocked bar with three real ales, other draught and bottled beers, lagers, ciders, stout, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Also crisps, nuts and confectionary. PCFC is a multi-screen venue with Sky and BT Sport, so you can keep tabs on your 'other' teams. First time visitors please note, NO DOGS ALLOWED. Also kicking off on Saturday at 3pm is a match in the S&H County Senior Premier Division, Denaby Main v AFC Penistone Church (A-team). See Pen Church FC, (Facebook) and Facebook Event.
  ,,   ,, Sasha T (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 3rd Model Engineers' Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Top Forge, Forge Lane, Wortley, S35 7DN. Unusually for an 'Open Day', there is an admission charge(!): Adults £3.50, Concessions £1.75. Come and see the 17th Century iron works, museum, working waterwheels, stationary steam engines and other machinery. Steam and electric engines from across the north of England will haul rides on their quarter-mile miniature railway. Britain’s last water-powered heavy iron forge was in use from 17th century to the 19th century, closed in 1908 but now restored to its former magnificence. Refreshments available. For more information about this event, call 01226 728423. See Wortley MES and Wortley Top Forge (Facebook). Wortley Top Forge is administered by the South Yorkshire Trades Historical Trust, Registered charity no. 1093233. See also the Heritage Open Day (free admission) at Wortley Top Forge on Saturday 9th September.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC, 1st XI, versus Barnsley Woolley Miners' CC, 3rd XI (Cricket Match) - 1pm, Queen's Ground, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD. This is an SYSL Division 3 match. (No website).
  ,,   ,, 'Soul Sunday' - 5pm to 11pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. An un-named duo sing soul music. That's all they're going to tell us and that's all we need to know. See the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
Mon 4th End of the School Holiday - Officially 26th July to Friday 2nd September 2016. Next one is at the end of October. See BMBC School Calendar website.
Tues 5th Introduction to Aromatherapy - 10am to noon, Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. Free session to get you into the world of smellies, introduced by Juliana Gilmartin. This is a WEA session. To book a place, visit the Library, call 01142 423 609 or email: yhsouthwest@wea.org.uk.
Weds 6th 'Saltaire' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Alan Pugh, on this innovative factory village. It had every facility except a public house. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs - Sun
7th to 10th
Heritage Open Days - Heritage Open Days take place throughout the country as free events to encourage people to take an interest in their local history and heritage. Most churches will be open for tours and you might gain access to places that you would not otherwise see, such as some Masonic Halls (Sheffield and Cockerham Lane, Barnsley this year, Penistone in the past), for example. Check dates and times before travelling, as not all venues will be open throughout the four-day period. See Heritage Open Days and the Sheffield HOD Leaflet (pdf download). Quaker Meeting House, High Flatts (see below), Hoylandswaine Nail Forge (which I can never find), HoylandSwaine Church, Shelley Church, Silkstone Church, Holmfirth Blue Plaque Trail (presentation), Victoria Tower, Huddersfield, Wortley Top Forge (FB Event) and, for the first time, Nigel Tyas' Ironworks on Lee Lane, Millhouse Green. If it is not busy, Penistone Church might also be open.
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Quaker Meeting House Open Day - 10am to 5pm each day except Sunday, Noon to 5pm, Quaker Meeting House, Quaker Bottom (access opposite Windmill Lane), High Flatts, HD8 8XU. No booking required. Part of the Heritage Open Days. This is a very early Quaker Meeting House, circa 1653, located in a hamlet which had been exclusively Quaker-owned until recent times. The building is of local stone and has spectacular views of the rolling countryside. Guided tours are available, featuring reflections upon local historical agriculture and rural industry, along with a look at the 1932 typhoid epidemic and the original village water supply driven by water power. As the lane is uneven and an access to occupied houses, it would be appreciated if visitors would park at the top or on Windmill Lane. Please note access to the Meeting House is to the ground floor only, with no wheelchair access to toilets or the upper gallery. For more about the Meeting House, see Heritage Inspired (pdf download) and my Quakers page. See Heritage Open Days and High Flatts Quakers.
Thurs 7th Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Monthly meetings between South Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where they discuss crime trends and gain feedback from the public. These meetings are not advertised, yet they are under threat if they fail to attract enough people. See Barnsley West LPT.
  ,,   ,, 'An Evening with George Smiley' (Live talk via Satellite) - 7.45pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £14, Concessions for 2 to 14yrs and over 60s, £12 (visit or call 76 7532). A live celebration of John LeCarré's work from London's Royal Festival hall, as he discusses the full breadth of his career; his most famous creation, George Smiley, and readings from his latest novel, 'A Legacy of Spies'. The Paramount Box Office is open 10am to 2pm or after performances have started. For more at the Paramount call the Event Line 76 2004. See Paramount (Facebook).
Six Fridays
8th Sept
to 13th Oct
'Digital Champions' (6-Week Course in Computer Basics) - 9.30am to 12.30pm, Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. This is a free course running from 8th September to 13th October. It covers the basics, such as: Internet use, Email, On-line shopping, Internet safety and on-line public services (necessary when dealing with Barnsley MB Council). Bring your device, gadget, laptop or whatever with you. For more information about courses and events in Penistone Library, call 76 2313 or Email: michelleengland@barnsley.gov.uk.
Fri 8th Heritage Open Day - 'At the Anvil' ('Keeping Ironworking Skills Alive') - 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Nigel Tyas's Ironwork, Bullhouse Mill, Lee Lane, Millhouse Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 9NN. Free admission and no booking required, but good manners to call ahead on 01226 766 618. This is the first time that Nigel has opened his forge to visitors as a Heritage Open Day. Visitors will be able to watch blacksmithing demonstrations and hear short talks by Nigel about his own ironwork apprenticeship with the NCB in the 1970s, and his continued passion for metalworking as part of our industrial landscape. Complementary refreshments will be served in the showroom. See also Nigel Tyas Ironwork.
  ,,   ,, 'An Evening of Music' (Choral) - 7.30pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Tickets £7, includes refreshments, available from Penistone's Barnsley Hospice shop. Accompanied under-16s free. This is a concert by Worrall Male Voice Choir (in red uniforms) with special guest and recorder virtuoso, Anna Bradburn, whom they have performed with before. It is in aid of Barnsley Hospice. See Anna on Youtube. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Laura Kelly Live' (Singer) - 8.30pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Free admission. Good beers on tap and a lively atmosphere to enjoy. See Laura on Youtube. More things happening at the Spread Eagle (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Fiona, Jeremy and Friends (Songsters) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. This will be a lively and entertaining evening in memory of Mick Kirkham, RBL Secretary, who died a year ago and had been very well liked. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.

Sat 9th

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Penistone Mug from Hallmark Card ShopThe 145th Penistone Show - Opens 8am but there's not much happening for the first hour or so, Penistone QEII Showground. Admission: Adult £12, Child £3 (5 to 15yrs), Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 children) £25. This is Penistone's biggest event of the year and a great family day out, with a huge list of things to see, do and enjoy, as well as animals of all description. It can bring in as many as 18,000 visitors with a wide range of stalls, exhibits, mini-shows, bands and events, all organised by around 60 willing volunteers. The Show also has well-organised off-road car parking (don't try to park at Tesco), just follow the signs and the marshals' directions. Vintage vehicles, entertainment rings, children's rides, children's entertainment, helter skelter, bacon sandwiches, brass bands, choirs, steam machines, horsey people, horsey rings, horsey smells, goats, ferrets, poultry, ducks, cows, sheep, wellies, hats, trading stalls, sweet stalls (no prices), walking sticks, tweedy jackets, tweedy people, outdoor clothing, horticulture, an apiarist with the hives, arts and crafts, military stands, NFU (they aren't that bad), Penistone FM, Penistone Theatre Group, Penistone Camera Club, charities, assorted community groups, Trans-Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers, Spring Vale Community Garden, demonstrations, fruit & veg displays, all kinds of displays, tranklements, binoculars, plants, hot food, cold food, lukewarm food, veggie food, chips, good burgers, rubber burgers, ice cream, sandwich tent, candy floss, and beer tent with wobbly plastic glasses for wobbly bar-flies. Lots of food stalls or get a wristband and eat out in Penistone. A few brass bands have been booked, such as Thurlstone Brass Band (11am to 1pm), Barnsley Metropolitan Band (10am to noon) and Barnsley Concert Band (1pm). Cawthorne Brass Band has not given a time when they will also be playing. Also a members' tent (join on the day) with proper cooked meals and guarded by a very smart gentleman in uniform. On-street parking in the town centre is a bad idea but there is well-organised, free parking (follow signs) for the Showground. The 'Town Centre Car Park' is owned by Barnsley Council but controlled by Tesco with 2-hour and 3-hour zones. But, Show visitors will be turned away. Penistone Show is always on the second Saturday of September. See Penistone Show and Facebook for tickets, travelling and other details.
  ,,   ,, 'Eighth Biennial Championship' Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Regional Championship (of amateur musicians and singers) - 10.30am, Carleton Community High School, Green Lane, Pontefract, WF8 3NW. Admission £5. Each of the 23 music festivals within the Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire region recommends one outstanding performer in each of the disciplines represented at the appropriate festival. Performers who have excelled in the Penistone Competitive Music Festival can be put forward to participate in this festival of festivals. See the Federation of Festivals. This year's Penistone Competitive Music Festival will be held on 30th September at Penistone Grammar School (see below).
  ,,   ,, Heritage Open Day at Wortley Top Forge - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Top Forge, Forge Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7DN. Free admission. Come along and visit the 17th Century iron works, museum, working waterwheels, stationary steam engines and other machinery. Britain’s last water-powered heavy iron forge was in use from 17th century to the 19th century, closed in 1908. Now restored to its former magnificence. Guided tours and refreshments available. Wortley Top Forge is administered by the South Yorkshire Trades Historical Trust, Registered charity no. 1093233. See Wortley Top Forge (Facebook), Heritage Open Day.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC, 2nd XI, versus Wentworth CC, 1st XI (Cricket Match) - 1pm, Queen's Ground, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD. This is an SYSL Division 4 match. (No website).
  ,,   ,, Barnton FC versus Penistone CHurch FC, A Team (Away football match, NCEL) - 3pm, Townfield Lane, Barnton, Cheshire, CW8 4LH. Admission price not advertised. Now that they are doing well, you might consider supporting an away match. Flushed with their recent success, 'Come and cheer the Black and White Wizards in their first-ever season in the NCEL Premier Division.' This is billed as 'The Buildbase FA Vase, First Qualifying Round'. See Pen Church FC (Facebook), Barnton FC.
  ,,   ,, The 'After Show Party' - 7.30pm, Showground Marquee. £10 per ticket with a free drink. Everybody welcome. DJ plus the Bootleggers band (Facebook). See Penistone Show and Facebook for tickets, travelling and other details.
  ,,   ,, RBL Harvest Festival Charity Auction - 8.30pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Free admission but non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. This replaces the usual Saturday night turn. Always a lively evening with a wide range of bits and bobs to bid for, such as: wines, beers, home-made pies, T-shirts, lady's nick-nacks, tranklements, indescribable items, flowers in vases, cakes, mystery prizes and lots of useful, interesting and novelty items. Half of the fun is watching the auctioneer. All donations gratefully received, auctioned to raise money for Barnsley Hospice this year. Penistone RBL.
Sun 10th Shepley 10k, Fun Run, Tractor Run and Family Fun Day - See times below, Shepley Cricket Club, 123 Marsh Lane, Shepley, HD8 8AS (Google Map). Plenty happening in Shepley, with the Tractor Run setting off at 9.30am, the 10 kilometre race (a bit over 6 miles) at 11am and the Fun Run at 11.15am. There will be stalls, games and a barbecue for less energetic bystanders and, no doubt the bar will be open. Shepley Band will perform 11am to 11.45am. The Tractor Run is expected to start arriving back at around 2pm. See Shepley Cricket Club and Shepley 10k (FB).
  ,,   ,, 'Jimbo's Sunday Roast' becomes 'Jimbo's Sunday Brunch' - 10am to noon, on 'F M' (Frequency Modulation) Radio within 5km of Penistone, 95.7 MegaHertz and online, After eight years, the popular 'Sunday Roast' radio show on Sunday afternoons with James 'Jimbo' Wilmshurst and his worthy assistant, 'Judge' John Scholey, is now moving to 10am on Sunday mornings to fit in with family commitments. From 10th September, the new show will be called 'Jimbo's Sunday Brunch' (Vegetarian options available). See Penistone FM. Good luck Jimbo and John.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 10.30am, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Church. Some off-road parking available.
  ,,   ,, Heritage Open Day at HoylandSwaine Church - 11am to 3pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Haigh Lane, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JQ. Free admission and no booking required. Admire the Burne-Jones stained glass and John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope's stunning wall painting in this fine Victorian church. A volunteer team will be on hand to explain its Pre-Raphaelite links. Heritage exhibition and photos of village life. Download the 'Heritage Inspired' leaflet (pdf). See also the next item, which starts at 4pm.
  ,,   ,, '1685 and All That' (Music concert) - 4pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Haigh Lane, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JQ. No admission but donations gratefully received in a retiring collection. This is the first of a series of Autumn concerts and highlights the work of three giants of the baroque, Handel, Bach and Scarlatti. Soprano is Elizabeth Charlesworth with harpsichord accompaniment by David Lewis. Refreshments available. Ample on-street parking. For more information, call (mobile) 07407 559 059.
Mon 11th Careers Advice - 1pm to 3pm, Penistone Library (next door to St Andrew's Church), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. Free advice and help with CVs, interviews, etc, but please book a place by visiting the Library before the day or call 76 2313.
Thurs - Mon
14th to 18th
Tuby's funfair - 6pm to 10pm on Thurs, Fri and Mon, 2pm to 10pm on Saturday only, not open Sunday, Penistone QEII Showground behind Tesco. Free admission, rides cost money. Family fun from ducks to dodgems. See R Tuby ( Facebook) and print Discount Vouchers.
Thurs 14th 'How Our Ancestors Lived' (U3A Class) - 10am, Board Room, Penistone Library. Price not advertised. This is a class which continues every fortnight in the Library, taught by Barbara Lukey and assisted by Linda Dale. The class looks at the social history of the period of 1880 to 1920, with reference to the major literature of that period. From poster. (No details on Barnsley U3A)
Sat 16th Spread Eagle Race Day - St Leger's Day, Doncaster Races. Ask for details at the Spread Eagle bar or Telephone (mob) 07853 858 292 Costs £50 each, Leave name and £20 deposit behind the bar. Cost includes transport, a breakfast sandwich and a free drink at the racecourse. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Coach to Harrogate (For Harrogate Town versus Penistone Church FC football match) - No time stated. It's £10 a seat on a 49-seat coach (first come - first served), and likely to be booked up quickly. If you are interested, please call Janet after 6pm on 01226 370 095 or visit the clubhouse during opening hours. Then, when the unforgettable happens, you can say: "I was there!" This is likely to be a tough match in the Emirates FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round. Watch some clips from the historic PCFC v. Whitby FA Cup Qualifier game on Youtube. See Penistone Church FC (Facebook) and Harrogate Town
  ,,   ,, 'Sale of Kitchenalia' - 10am to noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Free admission, all welcome. The poster advertises tea/coffee, cakes and a 'stack of kitchen items to buy'. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning - 10am, St Andrew's Church, High Street, Penistone. Ticket £1 includes tea or coffee and a biscuit. Bric-a-brac stall, haberdashery, jewellery and tombola. This is in aid of 'Christmas Child', which is represented as a Christian charity for what looks like Africa. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC, 1st XI, versus Fishlake CC, 1st XI (Cricket Match) - 1pm, Queen's Ground, Penistone Cricket Club, Queen Street, Spring Vale, S36 6HD. This is an SYSL Division 3 match. (No website).
  ,,   ,, 'In the Mood' (Organ/band concert) - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £10. A matinee performance saluting the era of the Big Band in the 1940s, with Kevin Grunill on the mighty Compton organ and the even mightier Take 2 Big Band. If booked up, some spare seats might still be available by calling the Penistone Cinema Organ Trust on (mobile) 07944 566 972. See also the Paramount (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Barton Town (Football match, NCEL Prem Div.) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. Poster says: 'Come and cheer the Black and White Wizards in their first-ever season in the NCEL Premier Division.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Barnsley FC versus Aston Villa FC (Football match on TV) - From 5.30pm, on Sky TV. Best viewed in the RBL or the Spread Eagle. Penistone's major league football fans are divided mostly between: Barnsley FC, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday, so this match will have a lively atmosphere.
  ,,   ,, Johnny Martel (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 17th Car Boot Sale - From 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Victoria, Nr Hepworth HD9 7TP. Just before what used to be the Victoria pub, on the right. Free Admission but a voluntary contribution upon arrival is welcome. Plenty of on-field parking. Tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches in the Community Centre. Toilets available too. Vintage vehicles are always welcome (free admission). Vendors pay £5 a car. This is organised by Dunford Parish Community Association, which is a Registered Charity, No. 1026536. For more info, call 76 2533.
Mon 18th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. This is the first meeting after the August break and is likely to have a full agenda. Public and press may observe and record proceedings of this and most sub-committee meetings. A short Q&A period is set aside before the meeting starts. PTC meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month except August. Minutes will appear on the website (but not Library) after the next meeting. Penistone Town Council.
Tues 19th RHS Harlow Carr (Coach trip) - The Community Coach picks up from Fox Valley at 8.30am, and from Wortley, Thurgoland, Oxspring and Penistone. It leaves Penistone Church at 9am. Cost is £10 for the trip and includes admission to the garden. Return time 4pm. This was from a hand-written poster in the Community Centre which did not declare who the organiser is. More information appeared in Look Local letters but again failed to give the name. Even so, it looks like a good trip at a good price, if you are into well-kept gardens. Harlow Carr is a Royal Horticultural Society Garden on Crag Lane, HG3 1QB, near Harrogate. There are tours of the garden on this date by the 'Friends of Harlow Carr' (recommended £2 donation). Also a Sculpture Trail during September and October. The coach can accommodate some limited amount of mobility transport and some mobility scooters are available at Harlow Carr, if booked before the day. For more information, call 76 1153 or (mobile) 07721 180 293.
Weds 20th Wedding Fayre - Times not stated, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley, Penistone, S36 9DF. Your Invitation. Cubley Hall is a popular venue for weddings. Everything (but the blunderbuss) for the big day: Accommodation, wedding venue, food, drink, scenic surroundings, atmosphere and more. Cubley Hall has twelve rooms (all with en-suite bathrooms), including double, twin and family rooms, with more accommodation available at its sister hotel Staindrop Lodge, a few miles away at Chapeltown. Discuss your wedding day package with the staff, meet wedding suppliers and gain some ideas. Arrange a private viewing with Sandra: sandra@cubleyhall.co.uk. If you can't make this event, you could drop in for a beer and a look-see any afternoon or evening. Cubley Hall
  ,,   ,, 'A Trip Back in Time' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Brian Robinson, who is also Secretary of the group. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 21st
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Penistone Remembers Passchendaele - 10.30am, Penistone War Memorial and Church.
A Penistone community event to commemorate the 14 local casualties lost in WWI battles fought between 31st July and 6th November 1917. Our district had a much smaller population in those days and their loss would have made a big impact. Proceedings start at the War Memorial (continuing in the church), led by Father David Hopkin with hymns, prayers, wreaths and the roll of the fallen. Children from St John's School will lay 14 wreaths on the memorial and a local PGS pupil will play the Last Post. The event will be attended by Penistone and Barnsley Mayors, local councillors and Angela Smith MP. Five 'stations' of the campaign will be represented by information panels in the graveyard, with historic displays inside the church (including morse code). This event is with the co-operation of Penistone Town Council, local school children, local organisations and groups. This is the only Passchendaele commemoration happening in the Barnsley borough. We should support it.
  ,,   ,, Community Cafe - 2pm to 4pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road. Also some produce for sale from the Community Garden. The poster also shows the following dates for the same event (always Thursdays): 5th and 19th October, 2nd, 16th and 30th November and 14th December.
Fri 22nd Autumnal Equinox. Wikipedia has a good article on Equinoxes. It's usually heading towards cold after this time. "Winter draws on, Summer pants away."
  ,,   ,, Tack Sale (Horsey stuff) - 6.30pm, Bromley Farm, Peafield Lane, Wortley, S35 7DE. £1 admission, under-16s and Legup members free. Always a huge range and great bargains to be found. See Legup Equestrian.
  ,,   ,, 'Paranormal Events at Springfield Mills' - From 7pm to midnight (with buffet), Springfield Mills, Norman Road, Denby Dale. This costs £25 each and includes a buffet. Psychic and ghost-hunter, Pauline Day, will lead this spooky evening, in aid of Kirkwood Hospice near Huddersfield. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years (Tribute Act) - 8pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Accompanied by a live string quartet, 'Bookends' (Dan Haynes and Pete Richards) perform a realistic tribute to the music of Simon and Garfunkel, including: Mrs Robinson, The Sound of Silence, The Boxer and Bridge Over Troubled Water. This is against a backdrop of S & G images and video footage. See Paramount Box Office 76 7532 - 24 Hour Event Line 76 2004. See Bookends and Facebook.
Weekend
23rd, 24th
Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival - 10am to 6pm, Holmfirth. More than 65 stallholders. Plenty to see: Frumptarn Guggenband (of Barnsley) will be making some very loud sounds, street artists, festival trails, face-painting and more. Live music, brewery tours and some rather quirky street entertainment adding to the festival atmosphere, with plenty of free workshops and activities for the younger ones. Disabled car parking available at Crown Bottom (Co-op) and Huddersfield Road Car Park next to Holmfirth Market Hall. Holmfirth beats Penistone into a cocked hat for its public events. see H Food and Drink Fest and Facebook, to see how it is done.
Sat 23rd Harvest Weekend - From 10am, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale. Tea, coffee and light lunches. Harvest produce on sale from the Community Garden, crafts and cakes.
  ,,   ,, Penistone CC 150th Anniversary Dinner/Dance - 7pm to 1am, Fairway Hotel, Dodworth. Tickets £30 per head, available from members of the club committee or by BACS transfer to the club account. This is a three-course meal in celebration of Penistone Cricket Club's long history, with entertainment by Malcolm Lord, (compére and comedian), Disco and an auction with good prizes, such as a weekend break and signed sporting memorabilia. Tickets are likely to be over-subscribed (limited to 200) and must be purchased before 26th August to secure a place. 'We would like to see as many people there as possible who have, or have had, a connection with the club.' For more information, contact Penistone CC via Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Joint Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £8, on the door or available by calling Julie Raynor on 76 3754. A joint concert with Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year) and Cor Persain Ladies' Choir (Facebook) from Wales. Updates from poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Rod is Back' (Gerry Trew as Rod Stewart) - 8.30pm to Midnight, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. A brilliant night ahead, with the all-time hits and favourite songs of Rod Stewart. Always a great night of: Singing, Dancing, Drinking and Enjoying. See the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Louise Rochelle (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
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Sat
into
Sun
Midnight Charity Walk for Barnsley Hospice (Ladies Only, 5m and 10m) - Midnight, Start/Finish Horizon College, Dodworth Road, Barnsley. Fees: Adults, £15; Under 16s, £8 each, register via their website Booking Page. For bookings of five or more walkers, please call Mandy on 01226 323 625. There are two circular routes, of 10 miles and 5 miles and live music, a warm-up routine and more to create a fun atmosphere. 'Ladies, don’t let the bed bugs bite, forget being tucked up in bed by Midnight, instead put on your Onesie (or PJs) & Slippers (comfy trainers) and join us on our fun filled Midnight Walk.' The walk is fully marshalled and will get you back if you get pofagged too soon. Participants will also get warm drinks and bacon butties upon their return to base. Volunteers are invited to help set up before the event, registration, marshalling along the route and packing down in the early hours after our walkers have returned.  Anyone willing to offer their services (male or female), please call 01226 323 625. See Barnsley Hospice.
Sun 24th Penistone Hill Race (About 6½ Miles ) - 10.30am, Start and Finish from Penistone Showground (behind Tesco – Grid Ref SE243033). Registration from 9am at Penistone Leisure Centre, Thurlstone Road, S36 9EF (GR SE241037). Minimum age 17yrs on the day. For full details, please visit the PFR Pen Hill Race page for this event. Allow 10 minutes walk to the start. Parking, showers and changing rooms are available at the Leisure Centre. There is also plenty of car parking near Julie's Cafe, next to the Trans-Pennine Trail. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Thanks-giving Service - 10.30am, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale. Everyone welcome. All sing together now, "We plough the fields and scatter, the good seed on the land... (etc.)"
  ,,   ,, Pear Day - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. An annual, free, end-of-summer event to commemorate the harvest of 50 historic varieties of pears in the stunning surroundings of the Walled Kitchen Garden, where the fruit is grown on the espaliered pear trees. Visitors can taste and buy pears, alongside a selection of other tasty produce from the gardens. Families fun things are also going on in the hall and gardens, including music, art activities and children’s entertainment and an opportunity to find out more about the 'Parks for People' project which will see the restoration of the Hall, parks, gardens and lakes. See Cannon Hall, Facebook. For more information about Cannon Hall events, Tel.: 01226 772 002, Email: cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk
  ,,   ,, Sheffield Wednesday versus Sheffield United (Football match on TV) - From 1.15pm, on Sky TV. Best viewed in the RBL or the Spread Eagle. There are plenty of Sheffield Wednesday fans in Penistone, so this match is sure to have a good atmosphere.
  ,,   ,, 160th Anniversary of St Anne's Church - 2.30pm, St Anne's Church, Carlecotes. This special service will be attended by the Bishop of Doncaster, Rvd Peter Burrows. Refreshments will be available after the service in the church grounds, with a special cake cut for the congregation. The church was commissioned in 1857. (From the Chronicle)
Weds 27th to
Sun 1st Oct
The 'Big Kid' Circus - Wednesday 7pm; Thurs/Fri 5pm and 7pm; Saturday 2pm and 5pm; Sunday 1pm and 3.30pm, Storthes Hall Park, Kirkburton, HD8 0WA. Wednesday's show is being £6.99, all seats, the dearest ticket on other days is £22 (£17 with voucher), concessions £19 (£14 with voucher), under 5yrs £5 (no discount) and free to under 2yrs. Discount vouchers are available in local shops and online to print out. Tickets are available from an on-site Box Office, 10am to 8pm, starting Monday 25th September, also on-line from Big Kid Circus or by calling (mobile) 077 66 55 22 11. Tickets booked on-line are E-Tickets, which you can print out or display on a mobile device. You can also purchase a programme on-line. A booking charge applies with on-line purchases. Facebook has photos of mostly acrobats and some clowning. The same circus will be in Barnsley from 4th October (see below).
Weds 27th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 9am to 10am, Hoylandswaine Primary School. Mrs Cole the Head Teacher has said that all are welcome. If you live in the village, why not pop down to School, see inside the school and have a cup of tea or coffee while you are there.
  ,,   ,, Make-up Bag Sewing Class - 6pm to 8.30pm, Café Crème, 8 High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. Costs £21 each, includes a coffee or tea and piece of cake. Limited places available. This class is for an adventurous beginner upwards. Get ready for making Christmas presents with this adorable make-up bag, or keep it for yourself, we all deserve a treat. In this workshop, you will learn to make and take away with you a zipped, waterproof-lined make-up bag. All materials and instructions provided. Bring your sewing machine, basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, and needles) white sew-all thread, notebook and pen. For more info or to book get in touch. See Café Crème (Facebook).
Thurs 28th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 9am to 10.45am, Community Room of Thurlstone School Hall. This will run along side the weekly toddler group. Come along and support a great cause. You don't need a toddler to attend, just call in for coffee and cake. From Thurlstone Community Group.
  ,,   ,, Buses Feedback Drop-in - 10am to noon and 2pm to 6pm, Penistone Library (next door to St Andrew's Church), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. The poster says: 'Tell us what you think about bus services in the Penistone area, since the launch of Barnsley Bus Partnership in January, at our drop-in session.'
Fri 29th MacMillan Coffee Day - 9am to 5pm, Blush Unisex Hairdresser, Wentworth Road (gate on the wall near the bollards). Cakes, buns, cupcakes and raffle prizes. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone (the road by the Cop Shop). Also a good-as-new and a book stall. From poster.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Penistone Library (next door to St Andrew's Church), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. This is a fund-raiser for MacMillan Cancer Support. Tea, coffee, cake, free prize quiz and free entry to a raffle. All donations gratefully received. For more info., call 76 2313 or Email: michelleengland@barnsley.gov.uk.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 2pm, Weaver's Court, Unwin Street. Call in for a coffee and a chat, everybody welcome. All proceeds to the charity.
  ,,   ,, Richard Digance - 7pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Admission £16 all areas, no concessions. This is on Richard Digance's 'Golden Anniversary Tour', marking fifty years of word and music. It is also his 63rd British tour. Special guests are 'The Broadside Boys'. Richard has been described as a 'National Treasure'. This is bound to be an entertaining evening. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). See Paramount (Facebook). Also take a look at one of his Youtube videos - Amazing Facts. From poster.
Sat 30th
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Sun 1st Oct
'Despicable Me 3' (Film, 'U') - 2pm matinees, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Adults £6.50, Concessions (not circle) £5.50 for under-15s and over-60s. 'Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru, who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.' Good parking, comfy seats, intermission, ice cream and beers. See Paramount (Facebook) and IMDb.
Sat 30th The Penistone Big Knit - Last day to hand in your work.
Age UK Barnsley is asking local people to join in and knit or crochet: hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, socks or blankets, for use by the old people in winter. If you would like to take part or would like more information, the organisers would like to hear from you, by calling 01226 776 820 or Email: penistone@ageukbarnsley.org.uk. This is open to schools, businesses, community groups or individuals at home. Please note that there is also some knitting/crocheting activity along the same lines at the Café Crème.

You can collect wool from, and later deposit your creations at, collection points at Penistone Library, Penistone Church (Market Day mornings), Tesco and the Information Centre at the Town Hall building. They are also looking for contributions of wool. 'Keeping Penistone Warm' is a follow-up event on Friday 13th October to distribute all of the work to elderly people and offer advice (Age UK Barnsley) on energy, benefits and other topics of interest to older people.
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Penistone 49th Annual Competitive Music Festival - From 9.30am, Amphitheatre, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. A well-established window on musical talent, for amateurs only. The following times were on the poster and are subject to change. More details can be found in the Programme (£1.50). Come along and enjoy the day.Penistone Mug from Hallmark Card Shop
  • 10.30am - Junior Piano
  • 11.30am - Intermediate and Senior Piano
  • 1.30pm - Solo Instrumentalists
  • 1.55pm - Junior Singing
  • 2.35pm - Oratorio/Sacred Song
  • 3.00pm - Songs from the Shows
  • 4.30pm - Choirs
Adjudicator for 2017: Steven Roberts, MEd BA(Hons), Cert Ed, BBCM, CMS. Accompanist: Jane Robertson, GRSM, Dip RCM. Light refreshments and sandwiches available to around 6pm. Further details from PCMF website or Email. The Penistone Competitive Music Festival was founded by Millhouse Green MVC. (Registered Charity No. 511148). The Music Festival organisers welcome patrons to make contributions, however small, towards the costs of running this event. The costs can be quite high and continue to rise year on year. See the Patron's Form (pdf). This event is always the last Saturday of September.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 1pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Stalls and the usual refreshments. From TCG on Facebook.
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MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 4pm, The George Inn, 114 Denby Lane, HD8 8UE. Although it starts as a MacMillan Coffee Morning, the Afternoon Tea starts from noon and costs £12. It includes a choice of sandwich and must be booked via a form obtainable from the pub and Denby Dale shops, which allocates time slots. In true George style, what might otherwise be a low-profile event has been extended to include: Wacky Races, a vehicle collection, artisan crafts, a 1940s band, 'Rhubarb Tarts Molly Dancers' (from the 'Rhubarb Triangle' in Yorkshire ), Afternoon Tea and lots of cake. Watch the Rhubarb Tarts in action on Youtube. The George, (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield Town versus Tottenham Hotspurs (Football match on TV) - From 12.30pm, on Sky TV. Best viewed in the RBL or the Spread Eagle. The Town Terriers have a good following in Penistone. This match will bring out the supporters to cheer (or boo) together.
  ,,   ,, PCFC versus Bridlington Town (Football match, NCEL Prem Div.) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. Poster says: 'Come and cheer the Black and White Wizards in their first-ever season in the NCEL Premier Division.' See Pen Church FC, (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Steve Hayles (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. The poster goes a bit further. He is 'The fabulous Steve Hayles', a superb vocalist with a larger-than-life personality, so that's good then. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Charity Fun Race Night - Time not stated, White Heart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH. £12.95 p/p including chili supper (Vegetarian option available), £5 per entry ticket. The idea is to bet on video horse races. Plenty of competitive, raucous entertainment. Winning post prizes for participating customers. All race monies taken on the evening will be donated to two chosen charities: 'Start a Heart 24/7' (which raises funds to provide access stores for defibrillators) and Thurlstone Brass Band. See White Heart (Facebook).

Braford Accordion BandThis is cold tea.Spitfire at the Show

October    Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Please note that, due to an error in archiving, most of October's events have been lost in this list.
What remains was from the 'Wayback Machine'. SNAFU.
Fri to Sun
TBC
Marsden Jazz Festival - Various times and venues all around Marsden. Various ticket prices on the website. Aka 'Jazz in the Yorkshire Pennines.' There's a lot going on and far too much for this 'umble website to include. See M JazzFest for tickets and directions. Supported by Kirklees Council and Arts Council England.
Weds 4th 'The Captive Queen, Part Two' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by David Templeton. Part One had been in March. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 5th Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - Noon, Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. A monthly meeting between South Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where they discuss the latest crime trends. Now called a 'Community Safety Meeting'. See Barnsley West LPT.
Sat 7th Mr Fox Fire Dance - 8.30pm, near Waggon & Horses, Langsett. An 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 the Waggon & Horses.
Thurs - Sat
TBC
The 72nd Annual Holmfirth Music Festival - (Incremented for 2017)
Various times, Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS (almost opposite the Fire Station). This is along the same lines as Penistone Competitive Music Festival, with a range of classes to assess. See HMF for times and syllabus.
Sun 15th Wedding Fayre - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley Village, S35 7DB. Free admission and parking. Various wedding suppliers will be exhibiting at the fayre to provide you with inspiration and ideas for your special day. Lots of accommodation, easy road access, grand dining rooms and the gardens make a lovely backdrop for wedding photographs. See Wortley Hall.
Weds, Thurs
17th & 18th
Leonid Meteor Shower - Look to the sky on Thursday night, most likely after midnight, and the early hours of Friday. At its peak, there could be up to 20 shooting stars per hour. The Leonids occur when the Earth passes through debris from the Tempel - Tuttle comet, which takes around 33 years to orbit the sun. See Time & Date.
Weds 18th 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by 'Janet N' (perhaps difficult to spell?). Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Fri 27th School Holiday - Officially, Monday 30th to Friday 3rd November. Last day at school is Friday 27th October to return on Monday 6th November. Then there's nothing until December for the Christmas break. See BMBC School Calendar website.
TBC Penistone Hallowe'en - Speculative. Details from 2016:
5pm to 7pm in the Spooky Market Barn. Admission same as last year: £4 on the door, advance tickets £2.50 per child (wristband). Lots of family fun and 'spooktacular' activities (included in ticket price) for children 4 to 11 years old. Fancy Dress competition and Carved Pumpkin competition. Open to everyone with food and drink available. Don't forget to bring the kids in fancy dress with their carved pumpkins for the competitions. Organised by Penistone Round Table and sponsored by Butcher Residential and CD Autos. See Penistone Round Table.
Sun 29th Daylight Saving Time Ends, UK. Spring forwards, fall backwards. Clocks go back one hour.
Tues 31st All Hallows Eve or 'Hallowe'en'; the evening before the more respectful 'All Saints Day' on 1st November, and therefore somewhat less saintly. Dictionary Entry, Hallow/ˈhaləʊ/: Verb: Honour as holy; Noun: A saint or holy person. Saints are 'Hallowed', you see, and 'Evening' is shortened to 'E'en' and needs an apostrophe for the missing letter. Hallowe'en dates from about 1745 and is of Christian origin from the UK, with carved turnips as Jack o' Lanterns. Americans found pumpkins more plentiful and easier to carve and they didn't have Bonfire Night so Hallowe'en caught on over there. And chewing gum.

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November       Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - December - (Calendar).
This Month Bonfire/Guy Fawkes Night, the Remembrance Parade and Ceremony and the PGS Remembrance Ceremony.
Weds 1st All Saints Day (or 'All Hallows Day') and the reason for Hallowe'en.
  ,,   ,, 'Effect of Agrarian and Industrial Revolution' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Yvonne Timmins. All are welcome. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are the first and third Wednesday of the month. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 2nd
to 23rd Dec
'Truly Hand-made pop-up shop' - Opening Times 9.30am to 4.30pm (Thurs/Fri) to 2pm on Saturdays, 'Beautique', near the Market Barn, S36 6AR. Artisan-made art and crafts. From Poster. See Truly Handmade on Facebook.
* Thurs 2nd Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Public meeting between S Yorks Police representatives and local residents. This one is in the old people's private residence. Local crime trends will be discussed and feedback gleaned from the public. These meetings are seldom advertised but are under threat if they fail to attract enough community interest. Visit the Local Police Team and evaluate the Crime Map. * Please note that this date was listed many months ago and is subject to change.
Friday 3rd
to 8th Dec
'Digital Champions' On-line Basics Course - Fridays 9.30am to 12.30pm, Penistone Library (next door to St Andrew's Church), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. This is a free, six-week course up to Friday 8th December, for you to learn about: Computer basics, Internet basics, on-line shopping, on-line public services (such as Barnsley Council), Email and Internet Safety. Organised by BMBC through Penistone Library.
Fri 3rd Dementia Support Café - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. People living with dementia, their families and carers are all welcome to join us. They can make new friends and enjoy a warm drink and cake in a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful setting of our historic church. They can also receive information, advice and support with guidance on accessing support services and other appropriate organisations. These meetings appear to be on the first and third Friday of each month. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, John Rutter's Requiem (Choral concert) - 7pm, St Mary's Church, Bolsterstone. Tickets £8, call 01142 886 252 or email chrissiegilbert@yahoo.com. The Requiem and other choral music will be performed by the Fox Valley Voices, conducted by Daniel Timmins; accompanist John Grundy and with the soprano soloists, Althea Tinker and Hilary Osborn.
  ,,   ,, New Orleans Wiggle (Versatile Band) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. An evening of blues, boogies, spitituals and old pop songs. Penistone RBL.
Sat 4th
to
Fri 17th
Penistone Co-op Refurbishment - The Co-op food store is closed from 4pm Saturday 4th to Friday 17th. This involves new fixtures and fittings and a new Co-op Funeral Services, to bring some healthy ('stiff'?) to Penistone. By re-arranging the shop furniture and adding wall shelves, the range and quantity of products will continue much as before.
Sat 4th Penistone Antiques Shop - According to their poster, this is their last day of trading in the shop by Penistone church but they will continue mainly on-line, through social media, their website and Ebay, etc. They are re-locating to a Spring Vale industrial unit (probably near Eskia Computers) and might open a day or two each week after they have settled in, probably Thursdays and Saturdays. They will also continue doing house clearance work. Further information will pop up on their Facebook page. Their Penistone office is located above Clark's Chemist, with the entrance opposite Penistone church. See J&B Antiques.
  ,,   ,, 'Firecracking Fun' - 10am to 11am, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR. Fee £5 per child, who must be accompanied by an adult. This is an arts and crafts event on the Bonfire Night theme, by the 'Creation Station'. Places are limited, so please book on-line or by calling (mobile) 07749 088 406, Email: bradthompson@thecreationstation.co.uk.
  ,,   ,, Methodist Church Fair - 10am to 1pm, Methodist Church, Green Moor. Free admission, all are welcome. Lots happening, with tombola, white elephant stall, refreshments (including bacon butties), book stall, nearly new stall, handbags, raffle, cakes and buns. Any contributions to the stalls gratefully received. 'Please support your local church'.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Maltby Main FC (NCEL Premier Division Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Bonfire Night - 6pm, The Traveller's Inn (the 'Fours'), Four Lane Ends, Oxspring, S36 8YJ. Free admission. With fireworks, a hog roast, toffee apples, hot drinks and an extra bar. No actual mention of a bonfire, though. See Traveller's Inn, Facebook, Tel. 76 2518, Email: info@travellersinnoxspring.co.uk
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Penistone coat of arms
Penistone Community Bonfire - Opens 6.45pm, Bonfire Lit 7.15-ish, Fireworks 7.30-ish, Penistone Showground. Admission £5 (up 25% on last year's £4), free for under-16s, Advance tickets £3 from Round Table. Always a popular event and with perhaps 3,000 people warming their nethers by the fire, as it is usually bitterly cold. Children will wave their sparklers and flashing lights around in the dark and the fireworks show will be provided by professionals for at least ten minutes. Hot soup and drinks will be available from the Ladies' Circle, possibly with bonfire toffee and parkin. Penistone FM provides the mood music. Part of the tradition is to make Guy Fawkes effigies for the bonfire. This is open to groups such as schools, scouts, clubs, etc., to be judged by Penistone Mayor and with prizes of £200, £100 and £50 to go to the winning groups.

The point of Bonfire Night is to remember the treasonous Gunpowder Plot by Richard Cadesby, Guy Fawkes and others, trying to blow up parliament in 1605, to convert the king and senior personnel into smithereens. The 'Observance of the Fifth of November Act' (since rescinded - see Wiki) required church bells to be rung and bonfires lit throughout the land on 5th November. The bonfire tradition has been kept going for more than four centuries. Calling it 'Fireworks Night' undermines the old tradition and literally 'Loses the Plot'. 'I see no reason why gunpowder, treason should ever be forgot.'

The Round Table ('RT') does an excellent job with unpaid volunteers and is always recruiting new male members under 45 years old. It is an active organisation which arranges those events that the local council used to do in yesteryear, such as: Penistone Mayor's Parade, Penistone Gala, Penistone Community Bonfire, Santa's Sleigh Run and the Christmas Lights Switch-on ('Decorated Pine Tree' Switch-on, RT?). Penistone Town Council is also to be commended for allocating funds to make those events possible. The PTC Precept for 2017 shows £5,000 donated for the Parade/Gala and Bonfire Night (raised to £5,500 in May) and £7,000 for the Christmas lights. This event will generate gate receipts in the region of £10k - £12k, which the RT donates to local good causes. See the Bonfire page, the Gunpowder Plot Story and an HMG guide for 'Celebrating Bonfire Night'.
  ,,   ,, Karaoke Night - 8.30pm, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. Karaoke by 'Georges BD'. See the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Big Dave Bopper (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 5th
to
Sat 18th
December
Penistone Neighbourhood Development Plan (Pen NDP) Consultation - As a local resident, your opinion matters. A lot of work has gone into preparing the Plan by individuals and Councillors. Given that a planning application has now gone in for one of the housing allocation sites, PLEASE take time to complete and return your NDP Questionnaire, which will arrive in the post by Sunday, 12th November. Copies of the Consultation NDP are available to view at the following locations:
  • Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone;
  • Café Crème, High Street, Penistone;
  • Community Centre, Penistone;
  • The Huntsman, Manchester Road, Thurlstone;
  • Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley;
  • The Lord Nelson, Hoylandswaine;
  • The Old Post Office, Millhouse Green.
Spare Questionnaires will also be available at the above locations, for households who fail to receive their own copies.
Sun 5th Pie and Pea Walk (and Tin Bath Steam Train) - 1pm, The George Inn, 114 Denby Lane, HD8 8UE. Pie and peas must be booked before the walk, £6.50 per person. A stroll through the fields and woodland to arrive at a vantage point to see the Tin Bath double-engine steam train pass over Denby Dale viaduct, followed by Pie and Peas at the George on your return. Also see the Tin Bath item below. . The George, (Facebook)
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The Tin Bath (Double-engine steam-hauled Train) - Various sources point to the steam train trip through Penistone not running, 'no suitable coach available'. The webpage for this trip has gone missing too. See Railway Touring (for a broken link).

The steam-hauled (and very expensive) train journey passes through Penistone on its round trip from Preston in Lancashire, stopping at Penistone Railway Station for a few minutes before continuing towards Huddersfield over Penistone Viaduct. They sometimes change the route to miss us out completely or cancel at the last moment. Hoards of photographers and videographers usually turn up to watch its progress. Due to the vagaries of old steam locomotives and other factors, times and routes are (very) subject to change. See Railway Touring (for a broken link).
  ,,   ,, Guy Fawkes Night - The Penistone Community Bonfire is on the Saturday nearest to Guy Fawkes Night, see above, but it is likely that there will be other bonfires in our district on Guy Fawkes Night, such as Thurgoland, Thurlstone and Ingbirchworth. For those of us who still appreciate the old British traditions, we recite these words (all together now):

"Remember, Remember the Fifth of November,
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.
I see no Reason why Gunpowder, Treason,
Should ever be Forgot."

And we still remember more than four centuries later. Please see the Bonfire page for more about the history and tradition.
Tues 7th A Trip Down Memory Lane (Lady RBL members only) - 7.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Keith Barber is the speaker for this session. The Ladies' Section has an evening at the RBL on the first Tuesday of the month. It is a good opportunity for ladies to get out and socialise and perhaps learn a thing or two. The previous month involved members in decoratively wrapping tins and bottles, to explore their creative side. 'It's a fun and interesting night, so why not come along?' Penistone RBL.
Thurs 9th Remembrance Event - 10.30am, Horizon College, Dodworth Road, Barnsley, S70 6PD. Quite a big occasion with Barnsley Youth Choir and others, attended by schoolies and the mayors of Barnsley and elsewhere. The college is also within the Penistone and Stocksbridge constituency, so Angela Smith MP is the right one to invite. Everyone welcome to attend.
  ,,   ,, PGS Post-16s Open Evening - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone S36 7BX. For more information, call 01226 76 2114, Email: enquiries@penistone-gs.co.uk. See PGS (Please note that as of mid-September the PGS site appeared to be compromised, coming up as a site promoting an email system). Also note that 'ALC' is not officially part of the school's name.
  ,,   ,, 'Beer and Bites' - 7.30pm, The White Heart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH. £26 each, requiring a £5 non-refundable deposit to reserve a place. Book early as this was a popular event last year. The first lady sommelier in Great Britain, Annabel Smith, presents an evening of investigating six craft beers paired with suitable food samples. An informative and entertaining evening for all. White Heart, Facebook. Tel. 76 2843.
Fri 10th
and Sat 11th
'Wonderfully Made in Yorkshire' (Arts and Crafts Sale) - 10am to 8pm Friday, to 6pm Saturday, Silkstone Parish Church, S75 4JH. Mostly hand-made gifts in what is described as a 'Pop-up Gift Shop.' Refreshments available.
Fri 10th
PGS Remembrance Ceremony - 10.45am, War Memorial Stone by Penistone Grammar School's road entrance. Ample off-road parking. The memorial has a roll of honour of PGS alumni who fell in the Great War of 1914-1918. The ceremony will have an address by PGS Principal Jo Higgins and Penistone Mayor Cllr Paul Hand-Davis, with Father David and others. Also a wreath-laying and the Roll of Honour will be read out, followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am, for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. This event is on the Friday before Remembrance Sunday and drops on Armistice Day this year. 'For our today, they gave their tomorrow'. See PGS.
 Sat 11th Autumn Fayre - 10am to 11.30am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Admission 50p, 'Tea/coffee/cake £1' (all three?) No more info on the poster.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Ceremony - 10.45am, War Memorial, outside Penistone Church. A small gathering to maintain the 11th November tradition. Two minutes' silence at 11am will take place to reflect upon those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. Radio stations will also fall silent at 11am for two minutes. This is not the big ceremony and parade that we have on Remembrance Sunday but there will be prayers and the Last Post.
  ,,   ,, BBC Radio 2's Nigel Ogden (Organ concert) - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £9. This is a performance by Nigel Ogden, the presenter of BBC Radio 2's 'The Organist Entertains' show, on the Compton organ. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). If booked up, some spare seats might still be available by calling the Penistone Cinema Organ Trust on (mobile) 07944 566 972. See Paramount (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Mark Turver (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 12th 'Market on the Farm' - 10am to 4pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Co., above Ingbirchworth, HD8 8XY. In conjunction with 'Made and Found Market', Yummy Yorkshire's Barn is where you can meet some excellent local producers selling food and complementary local crafts. (This item blatantly stolen from Visit Penistone).
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Penistone Remembrance Parade and Ceremony - The Parade will assemble from 10.20am by Penistone Bowling Club, (Upper) Back Lane, to set off at exactly 10.42am, led by the Standard Bearer, without whom the Parade is not allowed to take place. Thurlstone Brass Band will also be to the fore. The Parade comprises Service and ex-Service men and women, Fire & Rescue, Scouts, Guides and juniors, Police, Dignitaries, RBL Officials and Public. For those not in the Parade, please assemble by the War Memorial from 10.45am. The act of Remembrance has prayers, hymns, wreath-laying and the Roll of Honour. Two minutes' silence at 11am will take place to reflect upon those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. A Service follows in Penistone Church. The first two minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am on Armistice Day. The first Poppy Day was held on 11th November 1921. Penistone War Memorial was built and opened in 1924. See the Remembrance page on this website and Facebook 'Lest We Forget'.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Service - Gather from 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Service - Gather from 10.30am, Ingbirchworth War Memorial. Wreath-laying and Roll of Honour of the fallen followed by two minutes' silence at 11am to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Service - Gather from 10.30am, Thurgoland War Memorial. Wreath-laying and Roll of Honour of the fallen followed by two minutes' silence at 11am to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Remembrance Ceremony - 10.30am at Thurlstone War Memorial. Wreath-laying and Roll of Honour of the fallen followed by two minutes' silence at 11am to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. Thurlstone Community Group.
  ,,   ,, Post-Parade Dinner - Noon to 6pm, The Traveller's Inn (the 'Fours'), Four Lane Ends, Oxspring, S36 8YJ. Booking advisable, call 76 2518. The poster suggests that you come to the Fours after the remembrance parade. Veterans wearing medals will receive a free half of beer or glass of wine, as a thank-you for the service you have given to our country. Traveller's Inn, Facebook, Email: info@travellersinnoxspring.co.uk.
  ,,   ,, Handel's Messiah - 6pm, Bullhouse Chapel, off Manchester Road, Bullhouse (above Millhouse Green). Admission by donation. Handel's Messiah will be conducted by Jane Hobson. Soprano - Ann Wilkes; Alto - Rowena Burton; Tenor - Malcolm St John; Bass - Thom Meredith; Trumpet - Denise Dransfield; Chairman - Rev Dr Philip Bee. The poster gives a rehearsal time of 2pm and a dress code of jacket and tie, but that is probably just for the performers. This lovely chapel was built in 1692. Look for the authentic chapel hat-pegs. The poster refers to 'improved parking'. For more information, call 01226 891 093.
  ,,   ,, Coach Crash 70th Anniversary Concert (Joint Brass Band and Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir Concert) - 7:30pm, Holmfirth Parish Church. Tickets £8, Under 16yrs old £4, available from band members and Andrew's Greengrocer, Holmfirth. This is to remember the 70th anniversary of the Holmfirth Coach Crash involving Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir on their way to a contest in Holmfirth Civic Hall in October 1947, killing nine choir members and injuring many others. The brakes failed down Dunford Road and the coach crashed into buildings at the bottom. Casualties were taken to Holme Valley Hospital in Holmfirth. Bolsterstone MVC has invited Hade Edge Band and guest artisites to join them in this concert. It is hoped that there will be people from the choir who had relatives lost/injured in the coach crash, along with people from the Holme Valley community who came to the choir's rescue. For more information, call Robert on 01484 361671 or 07512 600602. The monies raised will be split equally between the Royal British Legion and the Friends of Holme Valley Hospital. The Choir, Band and Church have agreed to give their time/facilities free in this act of remembrance.
Mon 13th Residents' Meeting with PCFC - 7pm, The Clubhouse, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road. Following reports of anti-social behaviour in the PCFC car park, residents have been (re-)invited to a meeting to try to resolve their problems in a civilised manner. The club had improved and extended the car park into where the council-owned garages used to be. This has led to after-hours anti-social activity near the houses, such as yobbish behaviour, drug-dealing and with residents worrying about their security. This message was posted at 8am, 7th November on Facebook, from David Hampshire:
'On Monday the 13th November Penistone Church Football Club are holding an open night starting at 7-00pm, when local residents can come and discuss their concerns regarding parking, language and anything else they wish to talk about. The only stipulation is that this is done in a proper and respectful manner by everyone. We appreciate your concerns and we are willing to discuss them but please remember we are all volunteers and the club is not awash with money, but we will listen to any constructive ideas, and if they are agreeable, possible and affordable we will look at putting them in place. All are welcome and the last thing we want is for anyone to feel intimidated, as we pride ourselves on being a community club.' Pen Church FC, (Facebook)
Tues 14th Fashion Show - 6.30pm, Oxspring School. Admission £5. Ladies' and children's fashion items and accessories at discounted prices. From Facebook: 'Oxspring Primary School PTA would like to invite the community to a fashion show event. It's promised to be a fun evening and a great opportunity to buy you or your favourites good quality clothes at discounted prices. Tickets are £5 and you can buy them on the door on the night!' Also a raffle with £50 to spend on items available on the night. It says that 100% of ticket sales will go to 'PTA IT fund-raiser'.
Weds 15th 'The Russian Revolution, 1917' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Richard Wright, with a well-researched look into Russia's past. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Fri, Sat
17th & 18th
Leonid Meteor Shower - Look to the Eastern sky Friday night after midnight and the early hours of Saturday. The Leonids occur when the Earth passes through debris left behind by the Tempel - Tuttle comet, which takes around 33 years to orbit the sun. See Time & Date.
Fri - Sun
17th to 19th
'Autumn Beer Festival' - Times not stated, Talbot Suite, White Heart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH. More than 40 Real Ales and ciders to choose from. White Heart, Facebook. Tel. 76 2843.
Fri 17th Penistone Co-op Re-opening - After their refurbishment, starting on the fifth. People will be dying to see their new Funeral Services office.
  ,,   ,, Dementia Support Café - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. People living with dementia, their families and carers are all welcome to join us. They can make new friends and enjoy a warm drink and cake in a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful setting of our historic church. They can also receive information, advice and support with guidance on accessing support services and other appropriate organisations. These meetings appear to be on the first and third Friday of each month. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Quiz Night (PTA Fund-raiser) - 7.30pm, The Huntsman, 136 Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QW. Tickets cost £2 each on the door. 'Kicking off our Fund-raising Weekend, we are proud to announce the Thurlstone Primary School PTA Quiz Night. A night of trivia, laughter and maybe a cheeky drink or two, you could even go home with our £20 cash top prize. The school has some *fantastic* plans for furthering the health and education of our children, and we want to do all we can to help them achieve those goals. Please support us by attending what will, no doubt, be a fantastic, fun and fascinating evening.' See Thurlstone Primary School (Facebook), Thurlstone PTA (Facebook) and The Huntsman.
Sat 18th to
24th Dec
Santa's Grotto - 10am each day, Pennine Garden Centre, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, HD8 8LF. Price £5 per child. 'Bring your Little Diggers to meet Santa and his helpers, join in the festive fun and receive a present' (ask in the Garden Centre for details).
The annual Reindeer Parade is 10am on Saturday 18th November: 'Santa will set off in his sleigh, pulled by his reindeer from Shelley Village Hall at 10am, to make his way to the Pennine Garden Centre, where he will open his magical festive grotto. Get there early to get your spot.' (Santa's Grotto bookings recommended for this day only). See Wyevale Garden Centres.
Sat 18th Craft Workshop - 9.30am to 2pm, 'Beautique' (address not given), Penistone, S36 6AR. No prices either. Artisan-made art and crafts. That's it. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Silver Jewellery Workshop (Make a silver bangle) - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. £50 fee includes tuition, all materials and a light lunch. Limited places and booking is essential, Email: scatteralljewellery@gmail.com. This event employs traditional silversmithing techniques, such as soldering, piercing, forging and hammering, to create your own silver bangle. This event is run by 'Sarah Catterall Contemporary Jewellery'. Sarah is a well-known local arts and crafts expert. (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Autumn Fair - Lunches served from noon, St Andrew's Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone. Price not stated for the meal: Soup, Jacket Potatoes with various fillings, choice of sweets. Various stalls. Proceeds go to church funds. St Andrew's
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Albion Sports (NCEL Premier Division Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Regency Ball - 7:30pm till 11pm, Cannon Hall Museum, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. £50 per person, book online at shop.barnsley-museums.com. Be whisked away to a time of Georgian splendour at the Ball. As the gentlemen pull on their best breeches and the ladies wear their finest gowns, it is set to be a night remember for fans of the era. Here they can have an authentic experience, dancing the night away in our spectacular ballroom. All dances will be expertly tutored by our dance professional and guests. All levels of experience are welcome. There will be live music and a wonderful selection of authentic food and drink. See Cannon Hall, Facebook. For more information about Cannon Hall events, Tel.: 01226 772 002, Email: cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk
  ,,   ,, 50th Anniversary Joint Choral Concert - 7.15pm, St Saviour's Church. Joint concert with Denby Dale Ladies' Choir and Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir, who both celebrate their 50th Anniversaries this year.
  ,,   ,, Emily Peters (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Mon 20th 'Barnsley and District Railways in the Age of Steam' (Illustrated Talk) - 11am to 12.30pm, Council Chamber, Barnsley Town Hall. Admission £3. Although this is outside the Penistone district, it will appeal to the many steam enthusiasts. Organised by the 'Friends of Barnsley Archives', this is an illustrated talk by David Green, who will look at local steam railways and their relationship to various industries. Early booking is advisable, call Roger Walton (chairman) on 01226 281 941. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. A short period is set aside for questions from residents. The public can observe and record proceedings of full council and sub-committee meetings (see HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf). PTC meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month except August. Minutes appear on their website after the next meeting but not in the Library (thus contravening their own Publications Scheme - pdf). Penistone Town Council.
Thurs 23rd
to
Sun 26th
Art at the Altar - Opens 10.15am each day; to 8pm Thurs 23rd and Fri 24th and to 5pm on Sat 25th and Sun 26th, Penistone Church. (Preview 7pm, Weds 22nd). Free admission. Refreshments available. This ever-popular arts and crafts event has not diminished with the years. I can recommend their cloth bags, which are hard-wearing and great for shopping. 'Please go and shop local from local artists. Every sale makes us jump up and down a little bit xx.' Hen's Teeth was established 2005 by local artists and friends. 20% of sales go to charity each year. See Hen's Teeth (Facebook), S Catterall Jewellery. I rather hope they won't display a pentagram in the church this time.
Fri 24th 'Keep It Live' (Singers/musicians) - 8pm, The George Inn, 114 Denby Lane, HD8 8UE. Free admission, good parking behind the pub. 'Armed with an Acoustic Guitar, a Cajón and an eclectic bag of covers, Alex and Jimmy will get your feet tapping, arms waving and everybody singing with their stripped back modern classics.' The George, (F'book), call 01484 861 347.
  ,,   ,, Paul Nixon Live (Singer) - 8pm to Midnight, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Back by popular demand, join us once again to hear the musical talents of Paul Nixon. Not to be missed (Facebook)
Sat 25th Charity Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, 24 Birks Lane, Millhouse Green, S36 9NB. Entrance £4. This is in aid of both Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Bullhouse Chapel. Also a raffle and tombola. For more information, call 01226 891 093.
  ,,   ,, 'Take Your Pick' - 4.30pm onwards, St Andrew's Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone. No entry fee advertised. Not coal-mining, it's a Quiz Night and meal. 'Join us for a fun evening of 'Take Your Pick'; the game show with fabulous prizes. Will you Beat the Gong, Open Box 13 or Take the Money?'
A two-course meal will also be served - donations appreciated. Thank You. St Andrew's. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The Baumber Christmas Lights - Switch-on 6.30pm-ish, 18 Long Furlong, Penistone, S36 6FF. Find 'Chauntry Lane' off Green Road and you are nearly there. Prepare to be dazzled. Everyone invited. Kids will love it and it is in a good cause. Almost as famous as the Northern Lights, the Baumbers' formidable Christmas Lights started off in Shelley Close to the delight of all. Well, I thought they were good. Also a few fireworks 'on the Green', so watch out for the pets. This year's good cause is Penistone Gateway Club, which is for people with learning difficulties.
  ,,   ,, John Fitzpatrick (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 26th 'Christmas Crafty Business Makers Market' - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Market Barn, Back Lane, Penistone, S36 6DT. Lots of local artisan craft stalls, food, drink, family activities and smellies for the Christmas stockings. Demonstrations and live music. The food includes Jamaican and gourmet hot dogs and there is usually some veggie food. To apply for your own stall, visit Crafty Business (prices not shown). Unfortunate that it clashes with both 'Art at the Altar' and Wortley Hall's Christmas Market. See Crafty Business Network on Facebook, also on Twitter.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Market - 10am to 5pm, Wortley Hall. Free admission and free parking. The annual Christmas Market has stalls in the main house selling festive gifts and crafts. Why not treat yourself to a mince pie and mulled wine whilst browsing the stalls, or enjoy Sunday lunch available on the day. See FB event.
  ,,   ,, RBL Branch AGM - 10.45am, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Please note that this is a Branch rather than Club meeting. All current Penistone RBL members are eligible to attend. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fayre - 2pm to 4pm, Thurgoland Village Hall, Roper Lane, Thurgoland S35 7AA. Admission £1.50. Stalls, games, food, drinks and Santa's Grotto. Everyone welcome. To hire a stall, please contact Clare Bryan-Wright (Facebook) for more details. This event is in aid of Thurgoland Primary School.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Wreath Workshop - Noon to 4pm, The George Inn, 114 Denby Lane, HD8 8UE. £30 per person, booked and paid for in advance, includes your Wreath and all decorations, a glass of Mulled Wine and Festive Nibbles. Limited places, Please book early. Arrival drinks at Noon for a 12.30pm Workshop start. Design your own Christmas Wreath in our hands-on ninety minute workshop Keeley of Bloomindale, who will guide you through the process of customising your own Christmas Wreath using fabulous seasonal trimmings and botanicals. Feel free to bring anything from your own garden too. Come and spend the afternoon with your friends getting into the seasonal spirit and customising your truly unique Christmas Wreath that you'll be proud to hang on your door when you get it home. Good parking behind the pub. The George, (F'book), call 01484 861 347.
  ,,   ,, 'In Praise of Saint Andrew' - 4pm, St John the Evangelist Church, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. 'Retiring collection'. This is a concert of song, music and words from Scotland. With Soprano Elizabeth Charlesworth, Hugh Finnigan on Piano and John Porteous telling the Scottish stories. Refreshments available. For more information, please call (mobile) 07407 559 059. From poster.
Weds 29th Digital Champions 'Get On-line' Session - 9.30am to 11.45am, Penistone Library, S36 6BR. This appears to be free. Book your one-to-one session by calling in at the Library or call 01226 773 555. Gain some on-line confidence and learn about: Internet basics, on-line shopping and Banking, on-line council services (used by Barnsley Council), Email, Social Media, E-Books and Internet Safety. Organised by BMBC through Penistone Library.
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'Cats' (Musical) - 7.15pm each evening, also a 2.30pm Saturday matinee, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. £12 Tickets, £10 concessions all areas (under 15yrs and 60+). Paramount Box Office is open 10am to 2pm and during performances or call 76 7532, also book on-line. The 'Junk Yard Theatre' (Facebook) is based at Horizon College, Barnsley, and making its debut at the Paramount with a no doubt production of 'Cats'. The company's performers are aged 10 to 21 years, from across the region. They would appreciate an enthusiastic audience. The story is based on 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' by TS Elliot.  Music composed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber. See the Paramount (Facebook). For more information about Junk Yard Theatre or on how to join, please call (mobile) 07446 161 663, Email: jytheatre@gmail.com.
Thurs 30th Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Lower Hall, St John's Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR. This is organised by St Mary's RC Church (Talbot Road). Good parking for visitors to the Community Centre. From poster.

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December    Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month MagiChristmas dominates the month, having started in October, but never forget 'It's the reason for the Season.' The RT Sleigh run continues through the month. December is always a feast of Concerts, Carol Services and Church Events (and some will clash), then it's on to New Year's Eve and the aspirins.
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Late Night Shopping - Fox Valley shopping in Stocksbridge. Plenty of shops to choose from (particularly for clothes) but all you really need is the truly wonderful 'Home Bargains' store. They also have an Aldi. See Fox Valley.
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Santa's RT Sleigh Run - Santa will tour our area on the Round Table's shiny new sleigh to Christmas music and rattling collection boxes. Note that some of the 4pm times have been moved a bit earlier on the latest poster to 3.45pm. Times are subject to variation:
  • Friday 1st December: - 5.45pm, Hoylandswaine Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Saturday 2nd:
    - 4pm, Christmas Lights Switch-on, outside Penistone Church,
    - 5pm, Silkstone Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Sunday 3rd:
    - 3.45pm, Millhouse Green Christmas Lights Switch-on, Millhouse Institute (was 4pm),
    - 5pm, Spring Vale Santa's Sleigh Run (was 3pm),
  • Wednesday 6th: - 5.30pm, Oxspring Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Friday 8th: - 5.30pm, Thurgoland and Green Moor Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Saturday 9th: - 3.45pm, Cubley Santa's Sleigh Run (was 4pm),
  • Sunday 10th: - 3.45pm, First Dodworth and Gilroyd Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Friday 15th: - 5.45pm, Wentworth Road Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Saturday 16th: - 3.45pm, Penistone Town Centre Santa's Sleigh Run (was 4pm),
  • Sunday 17th: - 3.45pm, Second Dodworth and Gilroyd Santa's Sleigh Run (was 4pm),
  • Thursday 21st: - 5.45pm, Ingbirchworth Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Friday 22nd: - 5.30pm, Silkstone Common Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Saturday 23rd: - 3.45pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Santa's Sleigh Run (was 4pm).
This annual event raises a lot of money for local charities and other good causes. See Penistone Round Table and Facebook.
Fri 1st Dementia Support Café - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. People living with dementia, their families and carers are all welcome to join us. They can make new friends and enjoy a warm drink and cake in a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful setting of our historic church. They can also receive information, advice and support with guidance on accessing support services and other appropriate organisations. These meetings appear to be on the first and third Friday of each month. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Festive Friday' - 7.30pm, Rafters (upstairs) Bar, Waggon and Horses, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Tickets £12.50 per person. This is the first of three party nights in the Rafters Bar, to let your hair down. Waggon & Horses (Facebook) - Tel: 76 3259.
  ,,   ,, Friday Forum (For RBL members only) - 8.45pm to 9.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. This is held on the first Friday of each month for RBL members to raise any issues with the RBL Committee. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, 'Martin Bennett's Old Green River Band' - 9pm to 11.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. The band is 'Internationally renowned', so that's good then. Penistone RBL.
Sat 2nd Christmas Fair - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Cakes, preserves and pickles, crafts and Christmas decorations, hand-made jewellery, bottle stall, tombola and raffle. Refreshments and Light Lunches will be served. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Garforth Town FC (NCEL Premier Division Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
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Penistone Christmas Lights Switch-on and Carols - 4pm by the Christmas tree outside Penistone Church. The afternoon starts with a Saturday Market in the Market Barn. Stocksbridge Salvation Army will have a stall. It looks as though the usual Carol Singing has not been for organised this year. However, a kindly Facebook correspondent is rounding up volunteers to sing some carols in the afternoon and it would be wonderful if as many people as possible joined in. Then it will be rime for the Christmas Lights. Penistone Round Table will bring Santa and his rosy-cheeked helpers on the RT sleigh to meet with Penistone Mayor Cllr Roger Hinchliff, hovering around the plunger with an assortment of shivering ankle-biters to help the count-down. Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook) will incite some carol singing in the watching throng. Also in attendance will be Penistone FM. Penistone's Christmas Lights Switch-on is always on the first Saturday of December, which is about right, as some places start their Christmasses in November.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Lights - 4.30pm, Westfield Avenue, Thurlstone. The Facebook Event does not give the house number but it will probably be obvious. Someone from West Yorkshire Dog Rescue will be attending with some of the dogs in their care and there will be sweets for the children.
  ,,   ,, 'Singing for Pleasure at Christmas' - 7pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Tickets £5 (under 14s free) from Wortley RUFC. This is an evening with the Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers, as Wortley Rugby Club's annual Christmas concert. Refreshments at the interval.
  ,,   ,, Lorraine Swan (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 3rd 'The Puppet Christmas Story' - 9.30 am, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. St Andrew's (Facebook). 'Come and make the puppets and tell the story with Alice.'
  ,,   ,, Christmas Pantomime and Lunch - Arrive 9.30am for 10am, Wortley Hall. Admission: £18 per adult and £13 per child under 12 years. £5 per person deposit, full payment 14 days before arrival. Contact us on 0114 288 2100 to reserve a place. Fun for all the family. Enjoy our children’s pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk', followed by a two-course Sunday carvery lunch. See this Wortley Hall event.
  ,,   ,, 'Made & Found' Christmas Market - 10am to 4pm, Market Barn, Penistone. 'Join us for our final market of 2017 at the wonderful Market Barn in Penistone. The barn will come alive with fantastic stalls, glorious food and mesmerising music. It would be daft not to!'. See Made & Found on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Sing-along - About 3.45pm, Somewhere in Millhouse Green. See Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook) for further elucidation.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Sing-along - 7pm, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. The band says: 'Pints & Pies....wine & cheese snacks....Christmas cocktails.... fun with friends.' See Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook) and the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
Mon 4th Christmas Carol Train - 7.15pm to 10pm, On the Penistone Railway. Buy tickets on the Penistone train. To make it more interesting, join Gledholt MVC on the 19.16 from Huddersfield to Silkstone Common, for Christmas carols around the fire at The Station Inn, Silkstone Common.' Penistone Line Partnership's Facebook event says: 'Come along on the Penistone Line Partnership Christmas Carol train. A splendid time will be had by all. See Pen Line P.
Weds 6th AngelThe Proper Start of the Christmas Season. It's December and time for the 'Reason for the Season'; Real Christmas.
  • 'TV Christmas' - This started mid-October, with the re-naming of certain satellite TV channels and showing nothing but Christmas-themed films. The same goes for pop TV channels playing to death the familiar Christmas favourites.
  • 'Commercial Christmas' - Started in November with shops selling baubles, trimmings and Christmas gifts and some places having Christmas Lights ceremonies too early (but to our credit, not in Penistone).
  • 'Real Christmas' - Can now start. The tree, trimmings and received cards can now go up. Most gifts will have been already purchased allowing us to concentrate on the actual Christmas Season. Except for specific requests, local radio Penistone FM doesn't play Christmas records until December. Don't forget to send early any Christmas cards to foreign lands.
  ,,   ,, 'Christmas in the Dales' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Andrew Firth. All are welcome. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are the first and third Wednesday of the month. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - 7pm, Holy Trinity Church, Halifax Road, Thurgoland, S35 7AL. Tickets £6 available on the door or call Elaine on 01142 845 494. This is a concert by Thurgoland Community Choir (Facebook), Musical Director Dan Timmins, Accompanist Claire McAuley. The Choir practices every Wednesday night, 7.30 to 9.30pm, at Crane Moor Methodist Chapel, Crane Moor Road, Crane Moor, S35 7AT, and welcomes new singers. It was formed in August 2012 and is open to members of Thurgoland Parish and the surrounding District. 'Look Local' always names it in the plural ('Thurgoland Choirs practice') because they have yet to learn about punctuation. For more details, email:  thurgolandcommunitychoir@gmail.com or call Kath on 01226 370 331 or (mobile) 07790 124 753. Subscriptions are currently £30 for four months but your first rehearsal is free.
Thurs 7th * Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - Noon, Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. Monthly meeting between S Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where local crime trends are discussed and feedback is gleaned from the public. These meetings are seldom advertised (perhaps twice this year) but are under threat if not enough people attend, as in other parts of the SYP area. In other words, they would like them to fail and to blame public apathy. * This date was listed many months ago and is subject to change. All part of the master plan.
  ,,   ,, 'Remembering Christmas' - 1.15pm to 3pm, Hoylandswaine Village Hall, Haigh Lane, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JJ. 'You are invited to an informal service of traditional songs and carols' (subtitled 'Dementia Friends'), followed by Christmas refreshments. To reserve places, please call Brenda on 76 3258 or (mobile) 07530 721 859. This is organised by St John the Evangelist Church, Hoylandswaine. Advertised on the Penistone Community Centre noticeboard.
Sat 9th Christmas Craft Car Boot Sale - Noon to 4pm, The Traveller's Inn ('The Fours'), Four Lane Ends, Oxspring, S36 8YJ. Free admission for car boot browsers. For vendors, cars cost £7 each; gazebos £10. Book a pitch by calling either (mobile) 07756 335 643 or (mobile) 07825 066 391. The landline phone number on the poster is wrong (01226 712 568) but the proper number should be 01226 762 518. Traveller's Inn, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fair - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, opposite the top of Ward Street. Free admission. Stalls, refreshments, raffle and tombola. Funds go the the home for the benefit of residents. For more information, call 76 2092.
  ,,   ,, 'A Compton Christmas Cracker' (Organ and Band Concert) - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. All Tickets £10. This is a grand concert of 'Music and Mirth', with Andrew Nix and Kevin Grunhill taking turns on the four-manual Mighty Compton Cinema Organ, with special guests Thurlstone Brass Band ( Facebook). Paramount Box Office open 10am to 2pm and during performances, or call 76 7532. Advance tickets and more information may also be obtained by calling Penistone Cinema Organ Trust on (mobile) 07944 566 972. Also see the 7.15pm evening Grand Christmas Choral Concert (next item below), and make a day of it. See Paramount (Facebook). (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004).
  ,,   ,, Grand Christmas Choral Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £10. This is indeed a Grand Concert, with New Mill MVC, Skelmanthorpe Band and local soprano, Ann Wilkes. Tickets from the Paramount; Clark's Cemist or by calling either: John Purvis (D Dale Rotary Club) on 01484 665 900; Richard Green (New Mill MVC - and Robin Hood?) on 01484 684 649; or Graham Crossland (Shat Band) on (mobile) 07990 615 765. Paramount Box Office is open from 10am to 2pm and during any performances. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). This event has been organised by The Rotary Club of Denby Dale. See Paramount (Facebook). See also the other grand concert in the Paramount this day at 2.30pm, above.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets £5 'From Look Local', whatever that means. Pay on the door and you can't go wrong. Also a bar. 'Be There or be Square,' it says in the paper.
  ,,   ,, Christmas MVC Choral Concert - 7.30pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Prices as they emerge. This will be performed by Bolsterstone MVC.
  ,,   ,, Alan Turner (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 10th 'Christmas Special Open Day' - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Top Forge, Forge Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7DN. Unusually for an 'Open day', admission is being charded: Adult £5, Child (5 to 16yrs) £1, Concessions £4, child under 5yrs free. This is an industrial museum with a 17th century iron forge, three water wheels and preserved steam, gas and diesel engines. Also a miniature ride-on railway to visit Santa. Hot and cold food and refreshments. This item from 'Look Local' freebie paper, but it is not shown on the WT Forge website.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Service - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel, off Manchester Road, Bullhouse (above Millhouse Green). 'You are warmly invited to join us.' This lovely chapel was built in 1692 as a dissenters' chapel. Look out for the proverbial chapel hat-pegs on the wall. They say that their car park has been improved.
  ,,   ,, Traditional Carol Service - 3pm, St Ann's Church, Deepcar. From 'The Bridge' church magazine and 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 3pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HF.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Church, Manchester Road, between the two places. Led by Rev Dr Philip Bee. Refreshments. Everyone welcome to attend at this delightful church. Some off-road parking. From poster.
Mon 11th Follow-up Residents' Meeting with PCFC - (Presumably) 6pm, The Clubhouse, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road. This meeting follows on from a Resident's Meeting of Monday 13th November, concerning anti-social behaviour and was notified via Facebook (CAP). The club had extended its car park into where the council-owned garages used to be, which led to some after-hours anti-social activity near the houses, such as yobbish behaviour, drug-dealing and residents worrying about their security. By all accounts, not many residents were present at the first meeting but it proceeded in a civilised and constructive manner. Residents did not want yobs behind the houses and spoke about matchday problem-parking on the streets. The club was understanding and had some ideas about how it could be rectified. According to one resident, the Football Club is considering putting up posts or a gate to secure the car park when it is not in use. The resident thought it was quite a successful meeting for all involved and went really well. Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
Tues 12th Christmas Party and 'Fuddle' - 10am, Pendon House, Penistone. Pendon House's annual Christmas party will be a 'Fuddle' this year. Everyone will be bringing something along to share and there will be some entertainment too. Everyone in the community is welcome. Fancy dress is optional. Last year we had lots of elves.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Party - Noon to 3pm, Weaver's Court, Off Unwin Street, Penistone, S36 6EH. Free but booking is required by calling Karen on (mobile) 07574 843 355. Aimed at Penistone-area people aged over 50yrs. With 'buffet and drinks, good company and entertainment', all are welcome. Weaver's Court is a sheltered housing block of 30 flats for people aged over 55yrs, which opened in 1993. It has a spacious lounge and a community spirit. Being Penistone, you can be sure that everybody knows everybody, including you. The organisers might be able to help with local transport if anyone has difficulty. Organised by Age UK (Barnsley).
Weds 13th No History Talk Today. Penistone History and Archive Group are having their Christmas nosebag instead. History talks are normally on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The group also runs the Penistone Historic Archive, which is open Market day in the Neville Roebuck Room, Community Centre Lower Hall. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 14th BBC-TV Question Time - Probably no details of the venue will be announced publicly. It is coming to Barnsley on this day, with David Dimbleby in the chair. Other guests will be announced the week before. Details of the venue will be sent to the successful audience applicants. If you would like to be in the audience, call 0330 123 9988 or see the QT site. You will be asked to answer some questions about yourself and your politics and whether you voted for or against Brexit.
Fri 15th Dementia Support Café - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. People living with dementia, their families and carers are all welcome to join us. They can make new friends and enjoy a warm drink and cake in a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful setting of our historic church. They can also receive information, advice and support with guidance on accessing support services and other appropriate organisations. These meetings appear to be on the first and third Friday of each month. See also the next item below which follows on. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Buffet Lunch - Noon to 2pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Price not advertised (if any). For more information, call 01226 288 772. This is for people who have memory or dementia problems and those who care for them. This event is supported by Penistone Area Council and Penistone Tesco, with funding from BMBC. Penistone Church, Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Jumper Day - 6pm to 1am, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Dress up for a good (but unspecified) cause. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carols Around the Christmas Tree - From 6.30pm, The Village Green, Upper Denby. Time to get the Village of Denby into the Christmas spirit with our annual Carols. We are very privileged to have Shepley Band for the evening. The Denby Dale Lions have arranged for Santa and his Elves to arrive at around 6.30pm. They are not real lions, btw. Complimentary Mulled Wine and Mince Pies on arrival at the Village Green. Then it is Homemade Pie & Peas at The George Inn for £4.95 per person (booking essential, call 01484 861 347). The George, (F'book).
  ,,   ,, 'Festive Friday' - 7.30pm, Rafters (upstairs) Bar, Waggon and Horses, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Tickets £12.50 per person. This is the third of three party nights in the Rafters Bar, to let your hair down. Waggon & Horses (Facebook) - Tel: 76 3259.
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Christmas Tree Festival - 1pm to 3.30pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Haigh Lane, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. 'Come and view a colourful array of traditional and quirky Christmas trees, decorated to celebrate this joyful season'. Refreshments available. Opening night 6pm on Friday 15th with wine and nibbles. Also open on 1pm to 3pm on Sat 23rd, Weds 27th, Sun 31st and Mon 1st January 2018. From poster.
Sat 16th 'The Santa Hat Walk' - 9.20am from Penistone Railway Station. No cost except for optional pie and peas. Walk led by Judith Parkes for a distance of 6 to 7 miles and will pass through familiar landscapes. The finish is at the Station Inn, Silkstone Common for optional pie & peas lunch (vegetarian option available), for those not bringing a packed lunch. Bookings for pie an peas can be taken on Penline walks during November or by calling the Station Inn. A suitable trains is from Huddersfield (Platform 2) 8.08am, Berry Brow 8.14am, Honley 8.18am, Brockholes 8.20am, Stocksmoor 8.25am, Shepley 08.27am, Denby Dale 08.34 to arrive 8.41am at Penistone. That gives you enough time to nip up Shrewsbury Road for a newspaper.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Tesco. This one is from Stainborough Rotary Club. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Drop in for a Cuppa and a Natter - 10am to Noon, Pendon House. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Pickering Town FC (NCEL Premier Division Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, 'Christmas Brass Band Event' - 3pm, St Ann's Church, Deepcar.
Something musical will happen but it is on a 'need to know' basis. The 'The Bridge' magazine isn't telling.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 6.30pm, Carlecotes Church. Tickets £6 each, which includes a mince pie and glass of mulled wine. Contact Robert on (mobile) 07512 600 602 to purchase your tickets. Performed by Hade Edge Band.
  ,,   ,, Choral Christmas Concert - * 7pm, Penistone Parish Church, Penistone. Tickets £8. Pay at the door, call 76 4281 or visit Pen Ladies' Choir for on-line bookings. This is a special concert by Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook) with special guests Skelmanthorpe MVC. * Please note that Penistone St John's (Facebook) gives the time as 7pm but the choir's site gives it as 7.15pm. See Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Concert - 7.15pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets £8, including refreshments, from Judy Raynor, call 76 3754. This is a Christmas concert with Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir, which has been celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Proceeds to Sheffield Children's Hospital. Originally advertised for 7pm.
  ,,   ,, Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band - 8.30pm to 10.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
 Sun 17th Father Christmas Visiting - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Tesco. Children's treats provided by Tesco. Organised by Stainborough Rotary Club. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, 'Worship4all' - 10.30am, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. This service includes a performance by 'The Clangers', junior hand chime ringers. All welcome. St Andrew's (Facebook). From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 10.30am, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Church, Manchester Road, between the two places. Everyone welcome to attend at this delightful church. Some off-road parking available. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 3pm, St James' Church, Midhopestones. From 'The Bridge' church magazine.
  ,,   ,, 'Carols in the Car Park' - 3.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HF. This is a bit unusual, with Penistone Community Church in their new car park. Put on your Long Johns for this one. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Civic Carol Service (aka 'Community Carol Service') - 6pm, Penistone Parish Church. Everyone welcome and you will enjoy singing the Christmas carols. This event supported by Penistone Mayor, Cllr Roger Hinchliff, and consort, Cllr Mrs Hinchliff, along with civic guests and you. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 7pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church. Tickets £8. This is a joint concert performed by Denby Dale Ladies' Choir, with Musical Director Sarah Ogden, and Hade Edge Band, with Musical Director Jonathan Beatty. Also a raffle and refreshments. Tickets available from Unravel Haberdashery, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale; from Andrew's Greengrocers, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, or by calling Liz Booth (Mobile) on 07921 925 714 or Robert Turnbull on (mobile) 07512 600 602.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Quiz Night - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission to the Quiz Night, but please note that any non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Being the Christmas Quiz, members are invited to dress up for the occasion. The quiz normally starts with 'Family Fortunes followed by a General Knowledge Quiz (both using answer sheets), followed by a music quiz. The prizes so far would be beer vouchers. Also a wine raffle. The last section is 'Play Your Cards Right', with a potential cash prize. Penistone RBL.
Mon 18th Penistone Neighbourhood Development Plan (Pen NDP) Consultation - Closing Day to complete the local residents' questionnaire. 'As a local resident, your opinion matters. A lot of work has gone into preparing the ND Plan. Given that a planning application has now gone in for one of the housing allocations, PLEASE complete and return your NDP Questionnaire.' See Penistone NDP (Facebook). You need to see the Draft NDP (pdf), available as hard copy at these locations, before ticking the Survey's Y/N boxes. I have picked out a few Mistakes in the draft document.

  • Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone (Early closing Weds and Sat);
  • Café Crème, High Street, Penistone (Not Sunday);
  • Community Centre, Penistone (Office, until noon);
  • The Huntsman, Manchester Road, Thurlstone;
  • Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley;
  • The Lord Nelson, Hoylandswaine;
  • The Old Post Office, Millhouse Green.
Spare Questionnaires are also available from the above locations for any muck-ups or households without a copy. For any further enquiries on this matter, please call the Town Clerk, Keith Coulton, on 01226 370 088.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Brass Band - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. The Agenda has all of the usual items plus a report on the NDP, the Natwest closure and next year's Mayor's Parade and Gala. There will also be presentations from the 'Clean and Tidy' team and the Ward Alliance. A short period is set aside for questions from residents, who always have the right to observe and record council meetings and sub-committees (HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf), although exclusions may apply for confidential matters. Minutes appear on their website after the next meeting (but not in the Library, see Sect 4, Publications Scheme - pdf). PTC meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month except August. Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, Choral Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, Millhouse Green Institute, Manchester Road, Millhouse Green. A Christmas concert with Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.
Tues 19th Marie Curie Presentation - 6.15, Tesco Food Store, Penistone. From a cryptic remark on the Tesco events board:
'Presentation to Carol King Marie Curie JKJC @ 18.15'
- but no prize offered for decoding the message. Probably a charity collections cheque.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Brass Band - 6.30pm to 9pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
Weds 20th Christmas Tasting Event - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm, Tesco Food Store, Penistone. Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook)
Thurs 21st December Solstice. The shortest day of the year.
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'Warm Homes Campaign' Pop-up Shop - 9.30am to 12.30pm, Penistone Market Barn.  Come along and find out more about:

  • Getting the best deal on home-energy efficiency works;
  • Switching energy supplier (bring an energy bill);
  • Saving money on your energy bills;
  • Staying warm and well this winter;
  • Registering your interest in a *free* central heating system (subject to terms and conditions).
For more information about this BMBC campaign, see Make Your Home Warmer.
  ,,   ,, 'Bumping Space Christmas Fuddle' - 10am to 3pm, Pendon House. Supported by Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Brass Band - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
Fri 22nd Christmas School Holiday - Last school day before the Christmas break. Officially, Monday 25th to Friday 5th January 2018, which means the last school day is Friday 22nd, to return on Monday 8th January 2017. Have a merry Christmas. See BMBC School Calendar website.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm, Tesco Food Store, Penistone. Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, 'Mad Friday' - Midnight to 2am Saturday, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Join us this 'Mad Friday' for a party like no other. Open till 2am. Drinks offers all night, best prices in town. (Facebook).
Sat 23rd Bag-Packing by Penistone Scouts - 10am to 4pm, Tesco Food Store, Penistone. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Brass Band - 6pm to 9pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Steve Gray (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 24th Advent Mass - 9.15am, St Ann's Church, Deepcar. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Advent Mass - 10.15am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Non-Eucharistic Service - 10.45am, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Penistone Church, Facebook. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Service - 3.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HF. Penistone Community Church's service with carols, readings and communion. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 4pm, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. St Andrew's (Facebook). From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Children's Service - 6pm, St Saviour's Church, Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QP. Described on Facebook as a 'noisy nativity'.
From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass - 6pm, St Ann's, Deepcar. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 6.30pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Penistone Church, Facebook. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass - 9pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Simon Whitely (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for this ad-hoc turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Mass - 11.30pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Penistone Church, Facebook. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Mass - 11.30pm, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. St Andrew's (Facebook). From 'TiTo' magazine.
Mon 25th Christmas Day - A special day to gather the family round for Christmas Dinner, exchange prezzies and imbibe the mulled ǝuıʍ. Listen to uncle's bad jokes, laugh at the wrong moments and applaud ironically. No, just joking, you are all there to enjoy the day. A Merry Christmas to you all.
  ,,   ,, 'Bumping Space' Christmas Dinner - 1pm. Penistone Community Centre. This is aimed at elderly people who would be stuck at home alone. It will get you out of the house on the big day and meet up with others, to a warm welcome by 'Penistone Bumping Spaces'. Various community organisations will make it more special, with people from Thurlstone Community Group, Patchwork Support and Tesco. People will be on hand from 10am to 3pm. For more information, call Karen on (mobile) 07595 542 903.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Mass - 9.15am, St Ann's Church, Deepcar. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Non-Eucharistic Service - 10am, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Penistone Church, Facebook. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eucharist - 10am, St Saviour's Church, Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QP. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Service - 10am, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. St Andrew's (Facebook). From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Mass - 10.45am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone. From 'TiTo' magazine.
Tues 26th Thurlstone Brass Band - 9.30pm to 12.30pm, Around Thurlstone. The band will meet at St Saviour's Church before doing the rounds of Thurlstone. Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Boxing Day Meet (Traditional Fox Hunt gathering) - 11am. The George Inn, Upper Denby. Usually a large crowd will gather to watch the toffs in their finery and proudly mounted on magnificent horses. See The George, (Facebook). Always on Boxing Day. R Harriers.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 1pm to 2pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL and listed on Thurlstone Brass Band's events page (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 2.30pm, White Heart, Penistone Bridge.
  ,,   ,, Steven Hayles (Singer) - 4.30pm to 7.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
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Star Wars, The Last Jedi (Film - 12A) - Friday 29th to Thurs 4th Jan., 2pm and 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY Tickets £6.50 (conc £5.50, stalls only, U15yrs and 60+yrs). Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill. From IMDb: 'Rey develops her newly-discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.' Run time 2½ hours. This film was released in the USA on 15th December. Paramount Box Office open 10am to 2pm and during performances, call 76 7532. See Star Wars (official site), Paramount (Facebook).
Sat 30th Penistone Church FC versus Worksop Town FC (NCEL Premier Division Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, James Martyn (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 31st New Year's Eve - Time to celebrate with fermented beverages in a local hostelries. With folded arms, grab the nearest sweaty hand, then it's: 'Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot, etc.' Full story at Scotland.Org. For the English translation lyrics, read the 'Auld' text file.
  ,,   ,, Worship and Reflections for the NY - 3.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HF. Penistone Community Church service. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, NY Eve Ceilidh - 8pm 'til Big Ben, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Admission: Adults £10, Children 5-11yrs, £5, available from Oxspring Post Office or call Val on (mobile) 07778 422 925. Music provided by the Retford ceilidh band, 'Pinch O' Snuff'. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Don't forget the words of 'Auld Lang Syne'.
  ,,   ,, Richie Cullen (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
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