What's On in Letchworth - 11 to 18 October

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.

Great and Small – Animals in Craft: Today, Thursday until Sunday October 14. Last chance to catch this exhibition for all the family selected from the Crafts Council Collection. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Admission free. For more details visit: www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Peters Green, with lunch at The Bright Star. Next week’s ride is to Jordan’s Mill, with 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.

Open Door Coffee Morning: Today, Thursday. Coffee morning with free refreshments. All welcome. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10.30am to 12pm.

Dear Zoo: Today, Thursday. Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book makes its stage premiere. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 10am and 1.30pm Thursday. Tickets £14, family £50. For more details and to book visit www.broadway-letchworth.com or call 01462 681088.

Walking Reading Group: Friday, October 12. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. Join in the stroll from Letchworth Library as they discuss this story. Borrow the book and register for tickets at the library. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. Starts at 10.30am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries or call 0300 123 4049.

Soft Toy Sleepover: Friday, October 12. What will your soft toy get up to in a sleepover at the library? Take your soft toy along and leave it overnight and see what it gets up to. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. Starts 4pm. Free event.

Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, October 12. Featuring ‘A Bag of Suites’ by John Houghton. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Guests £2.50. New members and visitors welcome. For more details call Judie on 01462 632171.

Science and the Bible: Friday, October 12. Friday evening discussions over coffee, examining the relationship between science and the Bible. At 39 Pasture Road. Starts 8pm. For more details call 01462 626333.

The Chinese Five Elements: Saturday, October 13. Fire, Earth, Wood, Water and Metal: The Chinese Five Elements and an Eastern view towards better health. Bring the traditional Chinese approach to harmony into your daily life. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 9.30am – 1pm. Cost £35 includes refreshments. For more details and to book visit www.letchworthcentre.org.

Coffee Morning Plus!: Saturday, October 13. Come and enjoy a time of fellowship with friends and family. Books, CD’s, DVD’s on sale, Children’s activities, beverages and cakes. At Letchworth Salvation Army, Norton way North. From 9.30am.

Favourite Toy: Saturday, October 13. Take along your favourite toy to listen to stories in the library. Stories are aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. Starts 11am. Free event.

All Saints Church Afternoon Concert: Saturday, October 13. Join all Saints Church Willian for their concert with Hilary Drinkall – cello and Peter Maundrell – piano, in aid of The Church Restoration Fund. At All Saints Church, Wymondley Road, Willian. Starts 3pm. Tickets £10 including refreshments. For more details and to book call 01462 459897 or 01462 637373.

Indoor Football Training: Saturday, October 13. A weekly indoor football training session for adults with learning difficulties. At Fearnhill Sports Centre, Icknield Way. From 3pm - 4pm. £5 per session. For more details call Kam on 07809 109313.

LALG – Race Night: Saturday, October 13. All the fun of an evening at the races without leaving Letchworth. At the Cloisters, Barrington Road. Starts 7pm. Tickets £8, £6 LALG members, includes hot dog and chips or vegetarian option. Available from the Tourist Information Centre, Station Road before October 10. For more details call Maureen on 01767 318117 or visit www.lalg.org.uk.

Saturday Social Dance: Saturday, October 13. 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.

Come Dance with us: Saturday, October 13. Enjoy an evening of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing. At Spirella Ballroom, Spirella Building, Bridge Road. From 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Admission £7.50, no booking required. For more details call 01462 628247, 07811 053648 or visit www.come-dance.co.uk.

North Herts Irish Association Dance: Saturday, October 13. Dancing to Mustang at Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Court. Starts 8.30pm. Members of NHIA & JCC £6, non-members £7. For more details call Pat 07725 913594.

Family Arts Studio – Creepy Creatures: Sunday, October 14. Artist Chantelle Stephenson leads a hands-on craft activity inspired by the artworks on display in the Broadway Gallery. At Broadway Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 10am to 1pm. Admission is free with no booking required. Family Arts Studio activities are open to all but primarily aimed at accompanied children aged 3+ and families. For more information call 01462 476110 or email broadway@letchworth.com.

Baby Rhyme Time: Monday, October 15. Baby Rhyme Times are fun sessions of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 10.30am – 11am. Free event.

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, September 15. 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. Also a relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers on Fridays at 10.00am. For more details call Marion on 01462 730289.

Restart a heart: Monday October 15. St John Ambulance Letchworth division would like to invite the local community to anevent to help teach people to save a life with the Restart A Heart campaign. A cardiac arrest can happen any time, to anyone, without any warning, but giving CPR and using a defibrillator can dramatically improve someone’s chances of survival. At St. John Ambulance, 13 Lacre Way. From 7pm to 9.30pm.

Mayerling: Monday, October 15. Royal Opera House Cinema: Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet inspired by true events. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 7pm. Tickets £17 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Ceroc Classes: Monday, October 15. Ceroc is a fusion of many dance forms including but not limited to Salsa, Ballroom, Latin American, Tango and Jive. Beginners’ lessons are at the start of the class. Starts 7.45pm. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. Sessions £8 plus £3 membership fee for first timers. For more details contact Alma Neville on 07710 409167 or email alma@cerocspirit.co.uk.

Yoga for Busy Mums: Tuesday, October 16. Join this friendly yoga class for busy mums who need a bit of time to relax, restore and re-connect. At Norton Parish Hall, Common View. From 9.30am – 10.30am. For more details and to book call Jodie on 07902 012598 or email info@yoga-bliss.co.uk or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogablis/

A Pure Woman: Tuesday, October 16. Based on true events, Thomas Hardy, 84, has an affair of the heart with the 20-something Dorset woman playing Tess in the local amateur Hardy Players’ production - which drives Hardy’s second wife, Florence, in her 40s, into a jealous rage. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £16, concessions £14. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Pickleball North Herts: Tuesday, October 16. Join the first of three weekly sessions specifically for beginners and find out all about Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. At Hitchin Boys’ School Sports Centre, Grammar School Walk, Hitchin SG5 1JB. From 8.30pm – 10pm. Only £3 per session. For more details and to book email northhertspickleball@gmail.com, call 07906 118976, visit www.facebook.com/nhpickleball or twitter @pickleball7 

Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, October 17. Enjoy a gentle and relaxing yoga practice followed by a guided meditation. At St Michael’s Parish Hall, Broadway. From 10.30am – 11.45am. For more details and to book call Jodie on 07902 012598 or email info@yoga-bliss.co.uk or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogablis/

Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, October 17. 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.

Toddler Tales: Wednesday, October 17. Toddler tales is a mixture of lively stories and rhymes. Aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 2.15pm – 2.45pm. Free event.

North Herts Mental Health Carer Support Group: Thursday, October 18. 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.

NH50 Plus Forum: Thursday October 18. With guest speaker Helen Newman with her instructor, from Active Letchworth Partnership. Main Topic of discussions are their Spring in Your Step and Get Active campaigns. Join the discussion and enjoy a cup of tea. At St Faith’s Church Hall, Woolgrove Road, Hitchin. From 2pm - 4pm. Free for members, £3.00 non-members and £2.00 LALG members. NH50 Plus runs a full calendar of events, both social and informative and voice for elderly. For more details visit www.nh50plus.org.uk or call 01462 623515. 

Unity Muse: On now until Sunday, October 14. An exhibition of new work by artists living in and around Letchworth. At The Community Museum, The Arcade. Open daily from 10am to 4.30pm (except Monday). Free entry.