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.
Standalone Farm – Half Term Fun: Einstein’s Entertainers kid’s science shows, today Thursday, Friday 15 and Monday 18 to Friday 22. Plus arts and crafts activities. At Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road. Activities included in normal admission charges, sessions operate on a first come first served basis. Open daily from 10am – 5pm. For more details visit www.standalonefarm.com.
Little Smashers: Today, Thursday. Music and French Parent and Toddler Group. At St Francis College, Broadway. From 9:15 – 10:00. Cost is £2 per child or £1 per sibling. For more information call 01462 670511.
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 – 11.30am. For more details call 01462 677263.
Chatter Tables: Today, Thursday. Chatter Tables are back in Letchworth. If you want to meet new people, drop in and have a friendly chat over a cuppa. At Morrison’s Café, Broadway. From 10am until 12pm.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Kimpton, with lunch at The Boot. Next week’s ride is to Shillington, with lunch at The Musgrave Arms, including GCW. 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. At the Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10:30am until 12:00.
St Michael’s 60 Plus Club: Friday, February 15. Drop in for companionship, talks, tea, raffle, outings and more. At St Michael’s Parish Hall, Broadway. From 1.30pm – 3.15pm. New members always welcome. Annual membership £5. For more details call 01462 676001.
Benedict Allen Ultimate Explorer: Friday, February 15. In a brand new show, adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. At 7.30pm. Tickets £20. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Farmers Market: Saturday, February 16. The monthly Farmers Market selling locally produced meats, vegetables and other foodstuffs. In Leys Square. From 9am to 1pm
Saturday Social Dance: Saturday, February 16. 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.
Saturday Night Dance Dates: Saturday, February 16. Ballroom, Latin, Sequence and music by Janice. At the Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. From 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Entry is £7.50 per person. For further information contact Jan on 07811 053648 or visit www.come-dance.co.uk.
The Creation Station - Baby Discover: Monday, February 18. 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.
Baby Rhyme Time: Monday, February 18. Fun sessions of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 10.30am – 11am. Free event.
Herts Health Walks: Monday, February 18. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Chose a stroll or a two mile walk. Meet at Three Magnets, Leys Avenue. At 10.30am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.
Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, February 18. Already a player. This group meet on Monday at 1pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. Also a relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers on Fridays at 9.30am. At Fortescue Hall, Pixmore Way (Broadway end. For more details call Marion Watkins on 01462 730289.
Animalcolm: Monday, February 18. A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny musical from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. At 1:30pm and 5pm. Ages 5+. Tickets £14, concessions £12 and family £50. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Letchworth Chorale: Monday, February 18. 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, February 18. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vintage Swing Dance Classes: Monday, February 18.Learn to swing dance, jitterbug and jive! Whether you are an absolute beginner with two 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.
Yoga for Busy Mums: Tuesday, February 19.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 email@example.com or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogabli
Rosehill Community Choir: Tuesday, February 19. Due to the popularity of the Monday group which is now full, a new Tuesday session has started. At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 2pm – 3pm with time to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat afterwards. £4 per person. No need to book. For more details contact Jaqui Derrick 01462 678804, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.
Positive Mental Health for Children & Young People – Parent Forum in partnership and presented by NESSie: Tuesday, February 19. The aim of this session is to raise awareness and recognition of mental health issues in children & young people. The session will include an overview of depression, self-harm & anxiety and the way in which these can impact our children, as well as looking at ways in which we can positively respond. Starts 6.30pm-8.30pm Cost £8.
Don Quixote: Tuesday, February 19. Royal Opera House Cinema: Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. 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.
Moving Through Life – Creative Dance Group: Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday 21. 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herts Health Walks: Wednesday, February 20. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Chose a stroll, one - two mile or three mile walk. Meet at St George’s Church Hall, Common View. At 10am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.
Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, February 20. 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 email@example.com or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogabliss/
Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, February 20. 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, February 20. 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.
Yin Yoga: Wednesday, February 20. A weekly class which is slow, calming and meditative, an excellent antidote to a busy lifestyle. At Howgills Friends Meeting House, 42 South View. From 7pm – 8.30pm. Booking essential. For more details and to book call Rachel Williamson on 01462 643424 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education records for use in genealogy: Wednesday, February 20.The Letchworth and District History Group present a talk on - Education records for use in genealogy – given by Eirwen Palmer. In the Upper Hall of the Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. Starts at 8pm. Entry is £4 for non-members and £2 for members
North Herts 50+ Forum: Thursday, February 21. The speaker will be Adam Thaper, Project Manager for Hertswise Age UK will be providing a short Dementia Awareness Training session plus information and advice on Dementia Support. Followed by discussion plus refreshments. At St Faith’s Church Hall, Woolgrove Road, Hitchin, SG4 0AS from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Members free, LALG members £2/for non-members £3. Why not join the NH50+ Group is £8.00 for more details email email@example.com
Young Arcadians – Pirates of Penzance: Thursday, February 21 to Saturday 23. In celebration of their 40th Anniversary the young Arcadians are performing this classic Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta. At St Christopher School Theatre, Barrington Road. Starts at 7.30pm each evening with a matinee on Saturday afternoon at 2.30. Tickets cost £14 for all performances for adults with concessions on Saturday matinee only at £10. On Thursday evening there is a special discount for students under 16 at £5 per ticket. Call 07511 519387 or ticketsource.co.uk/letchworth-arcadians or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allistair Covell: Canvas to Carpet: On now until Sunday, May 5. This exhibition presents a series of Allistair Covell’s abstract hand-knitted carpets or “woven paintings” and surveys the artist’s creative practice over the last five years. At the Broadway Studio & Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. For more details visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.