What's On in Letchworth - 13 to 20 September

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.

Letchworth Ark: Today, Thursday. A Community Drop-in Centre for homeless and vulnerable people. Offering practical and emotional support, including hot drinks, food, clothing and toiletries. At The Salvation Army, Norton Way North. From 9.30am – 12pm. For more details call 01462 677263.

Open Door Coffee Morning: Today, Thursday. All welcome to this free coffee morning. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10.30am to 12.00.

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Harpenden, with lunch at The Red Cow. Next week’s ride is to Shillington, with lunch at The Musgrave Arms 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.

LALG Whist Club: Today, Thursday. Join this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group for a friendly and fun weekly whist drive. New members of all levels welcome. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.15pm. For more details call David on 01462 636373.

Striking a Light: Today, Thursday. The Bryant & May Matchwomen – a talk by Louise Raw. In July 1888, fourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books. At David’s Bookshop, Eastcheap. Starts at 7.30pm.

Science and the Bible: Friday September 14. 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.

Farmers Market: Saturday, September 15. The monthly Farmers Market selling locally produced meats, vegetables and other foodstuffs. In Leys Square. From 9am to 1pm.

Indoor Football Training: Saturday, September 15. 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.

Saturday Social Dance: Saturday, September 15. 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.

RSPB Coach Trip to Cley: Sunday, September 16. Hitchin & Letchworth RSPB Group have an all day coach trip on to Cley, Norfolk Wildlife Trust's flagship reserve. £15.50 plus £4.50 entry, local pickups, phone Malcolm Ingram 01462 451320 for more info and booking.

Letchworth Film Club: Sunday, September 16. This month’s second film club screening is ‘Blood Simple’. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 7.45pm. Annual membership £33, concessions £28. Guests £5, concessionary guests £4 on the door. For more details call Peter on 01462 671679 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Baldock and District Canoe Club: Sunday, September 16. 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 www.thecanoeclub.co.uk.

The Creation Station - Baby Discover: Monday, September 17. Baby discovery is a unique baby learning & development experience with inspiring creative play & treasured artworks. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 9.45am – 10.30am. Booking required as places are limited. For more details and to book call Chantal Craig on 07787 171546 or visit www.the creationstation.co.uk/chantalcraig.

The Creative Potential of Drawing: Monday, September 17. A new art class exploring different approaches to drawing and discovering the many qualities of pencil, charcoal and mark making. The classes will look at choices of materials and develop old and new skills for your own art projects. All levels welcome. At The Fenners Building, Openshaw Way. From 10am to 12.30pm term time. £18 per week includes basic materials.  Email: julesleaming@hotmail.com for more details

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, September 17. 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.

Prairie homes and more: Monday, September 17. Kevin Jones will give an illustrated talk - Prairie homes and more; the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright for Letchworth Garden City Society. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Admission £5 or £4 for LGCS and LALG members.

Letchworth Chorale: Monday, September 17. Join this friendly group of singers performing a variety of music. No audition required! At Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way. Starts 7.30pm. Just turn up on the night. For more details visit www.letchworth-chorale.org.uk.

Ceroc Classes: Monday, September 17. Ceroc is a fusion of many dance forms including but not limited to Salsa, Ballroom, Latin American, Tango and Jive. A great way to meet people and keep fit too. 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.

Vintage Swing Dance Classes: Monday, September 17. Learn to swing dance, jitterbug and jive! Whether you are an absolute beginner with 2 left feet or a seasoned pro, these weekly swing dance classes have something for everyone. No partner or pre-booking required. At Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 8pm – 11pm. Admission £10 includes 2 classes, social/practice time and refreshments. For more details visit www.jiveswing.com.

North Herts Community Coffee Bar: Tuesday, September 18 and Friday. Drop in for a coffee and a chat at this weekly coffee bar. Hot refreshments and a selection of soup, snacks and soft drinks are available to purchase.Next week is the final week of this community coffee bar. At The Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 9.30am – 11.30am. For more details call 01462 689400 or visit www.nhcvs.org.uk.

Yoga for Teens: Tuesday, September 18. These weekly sessions for teenagers (12-16) combine traditional Yoga postures, breathing and relaxation exercise to improve concentration, help regulate sleep patterns and maintain natural flexibility. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 6pm – 7pm. For more details visit www.letchworthcentre.org.

LALG Theatre Group: Wednesday, September 19. Enjoy going to the theatre? Then join this new Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group at a meeting to plan future theatre trips. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. At 10.30am. Free and no need to book.

Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, September 19. 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.

Letchworth and District Family History Group: Wednesday, September 19.  Eric Probert will speak on the topic of using Electoral Registers for genealogy research. At Mrs Howard Hall, Upper Hall, Norton Way South at 8pm.Entry  £4 non-members and £2 for members. 

How to Hide a Lion: Wednesday, September 19. When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 4.30pm. Tickets £12, family £42. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain: Wednesday, September 19. Travellers in Britain have rarely been given a voice, but here Damien Le Bas captures the places, characters and stories of his ancestors, and learns more about his own identity along the way. At David’s Bookshop, Eastcheap. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, refundable if you buy the book at the event. For more details call 01462 684631

LALG Dog Walking: Thursday, September 20. Join this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group for a 2-3 mile dog walk, starting at 10am from Pirton village green. Free and no need to book. For more detail call Mike on 01462 635720 or email: mikewaterman@hotmail.co.uk.

NH 50 Plus – Mental Health: Thursday, September 20. NH50 Plus runs a full calendar of events both social and informative. Events and Forums can cover on a variety of issues and topics. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 2pm – 4pm. For more details visit www.nh50plus.org.uk.

‘Bordering on Insanity’: Thursday, September 20. Timothy Walker talks on creating herbaceous borders with all-year-round interest for the Letchworth District Gardeners Association. At Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way. Starts at 7.45pm. LDGA & LALG members £3, everyone else £4, includes refreshments. For more details visit www.ldga.org.uk.

Women in Letchworth Garden City: On now until Saturday, September 22. A special exhibition celebrating over a hundred years of women’s lives in the world’s first Garden City, featuring unique and historic objects and old photos from the Garden City Collection. At the Community Museum, 12-14 The Arcade. Admission free. Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Great and Small – Animals in Craft: On now until Sunday October 14. An exhibition for all the family selected from the Crafts Council Collection. Animals have been represented in craft for as long as humans have been making, shaping and creating decorative objects. This exhibition encourages children to explore our age-old fascination with all creatures great and small. 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.