This week: Dancing Dogs, Dinosaur World, Airgun Shooting, Weather Report Group and more...

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Here’s our round-up of some events over the coming week, compiled by the Local & Tourist Information Centre, also available in The Comet. For more information visit the Local & Tourist Information Centre’s website here.

Letchworth General Market: Today, Thursday. The general market will run from 8am to 4pm in Leys Avenue.         

Standalone Farm - Christina’s Dancing Dogs: Today, Thursday and tomorrow Friday. Christina Oxtoby is a highly respected animal trainer based in Cambridge who will be showing us exactly why dogs are man’s best friend. Her canine friends will perform some amazing tricks and heelwork to music. With two shows a day and a chance to meet her four legged friends, this is a show that the whole family will simply love. At Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road. Open daily 10am – 5pm. This event is included within the normal admission fee to the farm. For more details visit

Bang on Show: Today, Thursday. Did you make a shaker on Wednesday? If so bring it along to the Bang on Show. Don’t forget to bring your Passport to Fun. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. From 10am – 3pm. For more details visit

Open Door Coffee Morning: Today, Thursday. Open coffee morning with free refreshments. A chance for a chat in peace and calm. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton way South. From 10.30am to 12 noon. All welcome. Free parking.

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. A small friendly group that generally meet and ride to a pub, café or tearoom for lunch. This week’s ride is to Gustard Wood, with lunch at The Cross Keys. Next week’s ride is to Walkern, with lunch at The White Lion (including Garden City Wheelers). Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.

Summer Street Dance Workshops: Friday, August 11 and Tuesday 15. Professional dance tutor Kerry will help dancers to develop their skills, learn new routines and have fun. Dancers can also take part in Dancemania 2017 at the Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage in November. At Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. Both days 7 – 12yrs 2pm – 3pm, Teenagers 3pm – 4pm. Free admission. For more information and to book visit

An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power plus Q & A: Friday, August 11. A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 7pm. Tickets £16 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit

Saturday Social Dance: Saturday, August 12. Come along for an evening of Sequence and Ballroom dancing. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South.  From 7.30pm to 10pm. Admission £5.00. Everyone welcome. For more details call Janice on 07766 685679.

Letchworth Boot Sale: Sunday, August 13. The boot sale runs from 10am to 2pm. At Town Hall Car Park, Arena Parade. From £5 per boot. For more details call 07496 588119

Family Arts Studio: Sunday, August 13. Family Arts Studio is a free drop-in activity on the second Sunday of each month, plus extra dates during school holidays. Led by professional artists, the sessions involve hands-on craft activities inspired by the art works on display in the Broadway Gallery. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 10am - 1pm. No booking is required and activities are open to all, but aimed at accompanied children aged 3+ and families. For more details email

Baldock and District Canoe Club: Sunday, August 13. The Canoe club meet every Sunday, offering the first pool taster session where all equipment and qualified instruction is provided FREE. Learn to canoe in the warmth and safety of a heated swimming pool. At the North Herts Leisure Centre, Baldock Road. From 8pm – 9.30pm. For more details visit

QI Gong and Meditation: Monday, August 14 and Tuesday 15. Join these relaxing and enriching classes held every week. Monday classes QI Gong at 10am. Tuesday classes QI Gong at 7.30pm and Meditation at 8.30pm. At Evergreen Wellness Centre. 607 Works Road. Classes can be joined anytime. For more details or a free taster email, call 07890 032475 or visit

Standalone Farm - CJS Falconry: Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18. Watch these majestic creatures swoop and soar with the fantastic CJS falconry team at Standalone Farm. With audience interaction and a chance to see the birds up close, the displays will enable you to see the birds at their best; in the sky. The team will allow visitors to pose for some photos in between shows. At Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road. Open daily 10am – 5pm. For more details visit

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, August 14. At Fortescue Hall, Pixmore Way, (Broadway end). Central Letchworth with parking. Every Monday at 1.00pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. A relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers also runs on Fridays at 10.00am. For more details call Marion on 01462 730289.

Kids Cook! Summer Holiday Lunch Club: Tuesday, August 15. Bring the kids to this weekly summer holiday lunch club where the kids do the cooking. With pasta, pizza, salad, fruit, baked potatoes and drinks. At St Thomas’ Church, Bedford Road. From 11.30am – 1pm. For more details call 01462 623119.

Dinosaur World: Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16. Grab your compass and join the intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 2pm. Age 3+. Tickets £12, Danger Seats! £15. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit

Moving Through Life – Creative Dance Group: Tuesday, August 15 and Thursday 17. Get moving, be creative and express yourself. Weekly classes for those who want to dance and move, without the pressure to perfect a style or technique. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. Thursday from 12.30pm - 1.30pm term time only. With a traditional style Egyptian belly dance class held on a Tuesday from 8.15pm - 9.30pm. £6 per class, first class £3. For more details and to book call Bridget on 07766 086183 or email or

LALG Hull Visit: Wednesday, August 16. Letchworth Arts and Leisure History Group are organising a trip to the cultural city of Hull, also taking in the Old Town. Cost £25 LALG members, £30 non-members. The coach will leave Baldock outside Templars Restaurant (formerly Zeus) at 7.30am and from Letchworth opposite Barclays Bank at 7.45am. For more details and to book call Maureen on 01767 318117 / 07971 172430 or email

Over 55’s Coffee Morning Airgun Shoot: Wednesday, August 16. Fancy trying your hand at airgun shooting? Then join this coffee morning which includes free tea and coffee and reduced range fees. At A Different Calibre, Unit 7 Dunhams Court, Dunhams Lane. Drop in anytime from 10am – 1pm. Cost £8 (reduced fee) for an hour. No experience needed. For more details call 01462 674861 or visit

Jump for Joy: Wednesday, August 16. Bounce the day away at this fun free event. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. From 10am – 3pm. For more details visit

Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, August 16. It is now easier than ever to choose the best energy deal. Find out how by bringing your bill to this weekly drop in clinic and be switched to a better deal. At Citizens Advice, 49 Station Road. From 1pm - 3pm.

Children’s Airgun Target Shooting: Wednesday, August 16. Bring your children to the shooting range to have a go with airguns. All ages welcome, no experience needed. At A Different Calibre, Unit 7 Dunhams Court, Dunhams Lane. From 1pm – 6pm. For more details call 01462 674861 or visit

North Herts Mental Health Carer Support Group: Thursday, August 17. This monthly meeting is for those who care for someone with a mental illness. It is a peer led group with an opportunity to meet others in similar situations for friendship, support and information sharing. No need to book, just come along. At Heritage Advisory Centre, 43 Station Road. At 11am. For more information please call Carers in Hertfordshire on 01992 586969.

Shopping in Letchworth: On now until Saturday, September 30. A special exhibition exploring over one hundred years of shops in Letchworth. Featuring photographs and objects from the Garden City Collection. At The Community Museum, 12 – 14 The Arcade. Open Thursday – Saturday from 11am – 4pm. Free admission.

LALG - Weather Report Group: Keith Taylor from Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group has been measuring rainfall and temperatures for the past 5 years. This small group of enthusiasts would be very happy to hear from others in Letchworth and surrounding villages who have comparison figures. If you would like to get in touch or meet up, please contact Keith on 01462 670749 or email at