What’s On… 21st February 2018 onwards

Hello and welcome to this weeks What’s On page. Quite a few things happening this weekend, plus a few reminders of weekly events….


NEW BOXING SESSIONS
FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 5PM – 7PM
Blackburn Hall, Commercial Street, Rothwell, LS26 0AW

First off we’ll start with a reminder that GT Sports are holding new boxing sessions at Blackburn Hall. There will be two classes; the first will be for ages 5-11 from 5pm to 6pm, cost £3.50 per child. The 2nd will be a family boxing session from 6pm to 7pm, cost £6 for an adult and child, with a cost of £2.50 for each additional family member.
The sessions are run by qualified Boxing Awards Tutors, including local female Semi Professional boxer Rachel Hepton.
There is also a Boxing Awards Programme available that you can get involved with.
For more information and to book your place, please contact Glenn Thornton on 07795 328157, or email at info@gtsportsleeds.co.uk. Alternatively you can visit their website by clicking here.


IZZYS HAIR RAISING COFFEE MORNING
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 10AM – 12 NOON
Lofthouse Christ Church Hall, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, WF3 3LS

To help support the Little Princess Trust – providing real hair wigs for children suffering with hair loss, comes this great ‘Hair Raising’ Coffee Morning. Show your support and join in with the fund raising. Grand Hair Cut at 11.15am!


SPRINGHEAD PARK IMPROVEMENTS
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 10AM – 2PM
Springhead Park, Oulton Lane, Rothwell, LS26 0DY

The Springhead Park volunteers are tree pruning and path making this weekend. If you’d like to lend a helping hand, they are meeting at the top entrance on Park Lane. No need to bring anything, just yourselves and lots of energy! 


SNOWDROP WEEKEND
SATURDAY 24TH & SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
St Mary’s Church, Wakefield Road, Swillington, LS26 8DS

Hopefully we are seeing a change in the weather and Spring is nearly upon us. If you love this time of year, why not have a stroll around the churchyard and admire their beautiful display of snowdrops.
There will be various stalls and refreshments available, including homemade soup, cakes, tea and coffee.
On Saturday the grounds will be open from 10am to 3.30pm and on Sunday 12 noon to 4pm.
Also at 3pm on Sunday, there will be a concert by ‘The White Rose Male Voice Praise Choir’ to finish off the weekend in style.


CHARITY RAFFLE
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
Rothwell Working Mens Club, Marsh Street, Rothwell, LS26 0BB

This weeks Charity Raffle is being held in support of the Alex Clarke Appeal, with 100% of the takings being donated. There are 3 great prizes to be had; First prize a 49″ 4k smart TV, Second  prize are selected spirits and Third prize is a case of Bulmers!
If you don’t want to enter the raffle but would like to donate, you can do so by contributing to the box on the bar.


BARK IN THE PARK
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
Temple Newsam Park, Temple Newsam Road, LS15 0AE

Not quite LS26 but for a very good cause. Why not join in with this sponsored dog walk in aid of St. Gemma’s Hospice. You will need to register in advance , please see the details on the below poster.


ART GROUP
MONDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 1PM – 2PM
Oulton Institute, Quarry Hill, Woodlesford, LS26 8SX

Mindfulness Activities brings you this fantastic Art Group. Running every Monday, if you like to draw or paint, or would like to try something new, why not join in with this friendly group.
The sessions cost £2 each, with a £10 deposit to confirm your place. Some materials will be available to get you started.
For more information please contact Pauline on 07780 601917 or email to info@thefairexchange.org.uk
You can also visit their website or their Facebook page for more details.


OULTON VIKINGS TRAINING
MONDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 6PM TO 7PM
Raider Park, Oulton & Woodlesford Sports & Social club, Wakefield Road, LS26 8EL

Another reminder that the Oulton Vikings Under 7’s are recruiting. If your little one likes rugby and wants to join, training is Monday nights.
For more information contact Head Coach James Crow on 07898 861247 or Manager Danielle Hutchinson on 07786 408577.


OULTON RAIDETTES TRAINING
TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 5.30PM TO 6.30PM
Raider Park, Oulton & Woodlesford Sports & Social club, Wakefield Road, LS26 8EL

Another reminder that Oulton Raidettes Under 12’s girls rugby league team are also looking for new players of any ability, school age years 6 & 7. If your daughter would like to join in please contact Kelly Shaw on 07576 924350.


FROM ANTIQUARIANS TO ARCHAEOLOGY BY MIKE TURPIN
WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 7.30PM – 10PM
Rothwell Community Hub, Marsh Street, Rothwell, LS26 0AD

Mike, as a member of SLA, regards himself as a committed community archaeologist.
As well as being interested in all things technical, especially when it comes to surveying, he has a strong interest in how the study of antiquities developed into the modern subject of archaeology. His talk will look at how antiquarians studied their past history through a series of case studies in areas that Mike has researched as part of his archaeological hobby.