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 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.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Jordan’s Mill, with Garden City Wheelers. Next week’s ride is to Abington Pigotts, with lunch at The Pig and Abbot. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.
North Herts Mental Health Carer Support Group: Today, Thursday. 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: Today, Thursday. With Guest Speaker Helen Newman with her Instructor, from Active Letchworth Partnership. Main topics of discussion are their Spring in Your Step and Get Active campaign. 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.
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.
St Michael’s 60 Plus Club: Friday, October 19. 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.
Jam Club: Friday, October 19. A club for 5 – 10 years to jam, laugh, relax, play, chill and have fun together. At Letchworth Salvation Army, Norton Way North. From 6pm – 7.30pm. Term time only. Admission £1. For more details call 01462 677263.
Youth Club: Friday, October 19. A club for 9 – 15 years, with dancing, games friendship and fun. Plus a tuck shop. At Letchworth Salvation Army, Norton Way North. From 7.30pm – 9pm. Term time only. Admission £1. For more details call 01462 677263.
Ceroc Classes: Friday, October 19. 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. This class is freestyle. Starts at 7.45pm. Sessions £10 plus a £3 membership fee for first timers. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. For more details contact Alma Neville on 07710 409167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers Market: Saturday, October 20. The monthly Farmers Market selling locally produced meats, vegetables and other foodstuffs. In Leys Square. From 9am to 1pm.
Laughter Yoga Workshop: Saturday, October 20. In this fun workshop with Gerry Strohm, Life Coach and Laughter Yoga Leader, you will learn to laugh for no reason – without jokes, humour or comedy – and experience the great benefits that laughter can bring to both body and mind. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 9.30am for 10am – 1pm. Cost £25 including refreshments. For more details and to book visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Historic Guided Walking Tour: Saturday, October 20. Join one of Letchworth's Town Historians on a pleasant stroll through some of the highlights of the first Garden City's history. Meet at Spirella Building, Bridge Road. Starts 10.30am. Free parking available, accessible off Icknield Way. Includes free Fairtrade tea and coffee at The International Garden Cities Exhibition halfway through the tour. Free but booking essential at www.garden-cities-exhibition.com.
Samson et Dalila: Saturday, October 20. Met Opera Cinema: Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna reunite for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 5.40pm. Tickets £20 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Phil Jupitus – Juplicity: Saturday, October 20. Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for tales, laughs and diversions. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £15. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Not About Heroes: Sunday, October 21. Stephen Macdonald’s Fringe First winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated World War One poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 4pm. Ages 12+. Tickets £16, concessions £14. School rate available. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
The Creation Station - Baby Discover: Monday, October 22. 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, October 22. 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.
T’ai Chi: Monday, October 22. 13 weekly community drop-in classes. A gentle way of reducing stress and blood pressure and improving balance and muscle strength. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. Monday from 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Friday from 2pm – 3pm. £6 per session. No need to book. No class week of October 22.
Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, October 22. 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.
Letchworth Chorale: Monday, October 22. 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, October. 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 email@example.com.
Vintage Swing Dance Classes: Monday, October 22. 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.
Yoga for Busy Mums: Tuesday, October 22. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogablis/
Sugarcraft – Halloween Decoration: Tuesday, October 23. There will be a demonstration on making a Halloween decoration. At the Central Methodist Church, Norton Way South. At 7.15pm. Visitors are very welcome whether you are a beginner, experienced or just curious. Cost £5.50 each.
Be a Legion Member: Tuesday, October 23. Support the Armed Forces Community. Letchworth Branch meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday monthly at Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. From 7.30pm. Just turn up or call on 07388 876229.
Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, October 24. 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/northhertsyogablis/
Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, October 24. 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 24. 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, October 24. 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.