GROUPS & LINKS

GROUP NAME AND WHAT THEY DOCONTACT INFO AND LINKS
ARCHEN SOCIETY
Our Society Year starts in October each year – and everyone is welcome to join, come to monthly meetings, listen to speakers, come to Aachen, attend other social events as they are organised.  If anyone wants to come and have a taster that is fine without committing themselves.  No need to speak German but there are German speakers if anyone wants practice.
www.halifaxaachensociety.co.uk
CALDER QUILTERS
The group was established in 1988. We are a self-help group. Members of all abilities come together to sew, share skills and extend their knowledge. We talk and drink tea/coffee…with the odd biscuit/cake. We meet twice a month and have day workshops throughout the year. We often give our time to make items for local charities. A warm welcome is always extended to new members.
CALDERDALE FAMILY HISTORY
The Society, first established in 1985, meets at The Maurice Jagger Centre on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7.30pm and is open to both members and non-members alike. Speakers talk on a wide range of history & family history related topics, which will be of interest, not only to family historians but also those fascinated by the rich heritage of Calderdale and our country. In addition to the regular meetings, those wishing to become members also receive a monthly newsletter and a quarterly journal; this for as little as £6.00 per annum as an Internet member.
Over the years, projects run by the Society have produced over 2 million individual records, a list of which can be accessed on the CFHS website www.cfhsweb.com. Additionally, members can use this Index to request, free of charge, full details for any entry. The Society also runs a Research Room at Brighouse Library (just 3 miles from Halifax), which is staffed by experienced volunteers, on both Tuesday afternoon & Thursday morning. Here, for a nominal fee, visitors can access the Society’s full range of databases holding all the research findings and also use the Internet, including free access to both Ancestry & FindMyPast.

https://www.cfhsweb.com/



CALDERDALE GERMAN CIRCLE
Calderdale German Circle has been fostering an interest in the language and culture of the German speaking world for many years. We offer a variety of talks, other activities and events both within our group and in conjunction with other Yorkshire groups.  Members range from near beginners tonative speakers. New members are always welcome. You can attend as a guest for £5 per meeting (refundable on payment of the £20 annual membership fee).
Students under 21 are invited free of charge to any of our talks.
Due to the ongoing pandemic our meetings for the current season will be a mixture of in-person and Zoom events. Our in-person meetings will be every 2nd Wednesday of the month at our new venue,
Maurice Jagger Centre in Halifax. If you wish to join us on Zoom then please
email info@calderdalegermancircle.org for further details
calderdalegermancircle.org
DOWN 2 EARTH MEDIUMSHIP
FABRICOLOGY
We are a group of women (but men are welcome!) who have an interest in textile, art and embroidery. We are of mixed abilities and there is no need for you to be able to sew to come and join us – there are no tests!  New members are always welcome.  Meeting fee for visitors is only £5.  Our meetings vary – we have talks and practical sessions – we also have lots of weekend workshops and ‘playdays’ – and plenty of cake
HALIFAX FILM SOCIETY
HALIFAX SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND CIO
HALIFAX WINE CIRCLE




HALIFAX W.I. PIECE MAKERS
HEALTHY MINDS
HUDDERSFIELD & HALIFAX SANDS
IN TOUCH – EXERCISE CLASSES
In Touch was founded in 2009 to promote the health and wellbeing of people over 50 years of age. These continue to be the guiding principles of the organisation which is independent, self-funded and run by dedicated volunteers. There is an annual membership fee which in 2022 is £7. This goes towards the cost of room hire. In Touch meets twice a week at the Maurice Jagger Centre on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Refreshments, for which a small charge is made (currently 30p), are available from 9.45am.  Regular classes are held as follows:
– Monday 10.15 – 11.15 am  Tai Chi – £3 per session – This is suitable for people with mobility problems and disabilities as most members remain seated.
– Tuesday 10.30 – 11.30 am Gentle Exercise – £3 per session – This is also suitable for people with some mobility problems and disabilities.
Members can participate in as many of the above activities as they choose.  All classes are run by qualified paid tutors so a small charge is made. In Touch has a ‘try before you buy’ policy which means you can to try the activities free of charge for a taster session.
Raffles are held on both days. Proceeds pay for prizes and towards trips which take place throughout the year, examples include Southport, Canal Boat trips and the Millstones Centre near Harrogate. Occasionally In Touch provides visiting speakers and runs bingo sessions from 11.30 on Monday. Each year there is a Christmas lunch with entertainment.
LUNCH CLUB WED & THUR
The MJC runs lunch clubs every Wednesday and Thursday with the exception of 6 weeks a year when we give our hard working volunteers a break. See the Key Dates Page for the weeks Lunches are not served. The cost of the lunch is £5 for a 3 course lunch consisting of soup, a main course, desert and tea/coffee. We run a raffle each day to raise funds which helps subsidise our excellent value for money meals. We have an experienced cook, a 5 star Hygiene rating, and shop locally to support the local businesses of Calderdale. It is not a drop in lunch club so you will need to book to get a regular slot on one of our tables. While at the Centre why not browse our Bric a Brac, Books, Clothes, Greetings Cards which are on display. All items are available for a small donation to the Charity.
Ring the Centre on 01422 364691
E mail – info@mauricejaggercentre.org via the Contact Page
MACULAR SUPPORT
OUR PLACEcoordinator@calderdaleourplace.co.uk
SLIMMING WORLD
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL



STROKE SUPPORT
Calderdale Stroke Support Group.  Meet others who’ve been affected by stroke. If you or someone you know has had a stroke, you’ll understand the impact it can have on daily life. You are not alone. Come along to your local stroke group and meet others who’ve been affected by stroke. Our meetings are entertaining as well as educational. You will be offered a warm welcome and a friendly face and the opportunity to talk to someone who understands because they have been through it too. 
We meet here at the Centre on the second Monday of every month at 2.00pm until 4.00pm (and also at the Mereside Café, Shibden Park at 10.30am on the last Wednesday of every month)
If you need further details, please contact Renny Taylor, the chair of the group on 0797 144 2870 or Catherine Scoggins, the secretary on email catherine.scoggins17@gmail.com
Our group is voluntary and part of the Stroke Association.
STROKE ASSOCIATION
Stroke Association Calderdale Communication Support Group.  Have you had a stroke? Do you have difficulties with any aspect of communication: speaking, reading, writing? Would you like to meet others who are similarly affected, gain information and improve your confidence and wellbeing?  If so, our group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2.00pm until 4.00pm.  Our activities are varied to ensure that everyone attending gains some value from them.  The sessions are free of charge and refreshments are provided. Please contact the Stroke Association on 01484 714147 for further details or visit our website https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/calderdale-stroke-support-service
https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/calderdale-stroke-support-service
SEWING IN WEST YORKSHIRE
VERSUS ARTHRITIS
Arthritis care has been established as the UK’s Number One Arthritis Charity, working with and on behalf of people with Arthritis.
The group meets on the 3rd Monday of every month (except July) 6.30pm to 8 pm at the Maurice Jagger Centre with an admission charge of £3. The admission includes Tea/Coffee, biscuits and a raffle ticket. Membership is open to everyone living with Arthritis and their partners, family or carers.
Versus Arthritis currently run a variety of courses for pain management. Information is available on request. 
To become a member come along to our next meeting. 
Please note the link below to a national initiative to help raise awareness on new ways to help those suffering from Arthritis.
https://www.drugscience.org/arthritis/
https://www.drugscience.org/arthritis/
WHIST CLUB
Enjoy playing Whist? Or if you want to learn how to play, come along to our group every Tuesday afternoon 1pm to 4 pm.  £3  for 24 games plus a free raffle and a cup of tea and a biscuit. On the 2nd Tuesday of the month, whist is followed by a movie afternoon.
Ring the Centre on 01422 364691
E mail – info@mauricejaggercentre.org via the Contact Page