Are you ready for the half term, I know I am! It’s been a long 8 weeks, and my boys are on their knees, I’m dragging them out of bed, like a sack of coal from a mine! I'm also ready for Halloween, I love it! It’s funny, and the community are really good at coming out in force, dressed up, eating sugar and scaring people! We’re allowed to do it one day out of the year, oh no, two.... there’s Easter too! We’re only on this earth once, so you have to have a laugh and be silly
Please note: As keen trick or treaters, we only go to the houses that have decorations or pumpkins - we gather that if there is nothing in the house, they don't wish to join in, so please, likewise, be respectful
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Tonight 6.00pm Good Luck to Dan and Claire at Jigger and Jar tonight, their open night – I’m not about, but look forward to choosing a few cocktails next week.
Saturday 26th October from 2-5pm – Mane Hair Design Open Day. Let Karen know if you would like to attend by clicking on her Facebook page
Saturday 26th – Spooky Scarecrow trail starts at Lotherton Hall
It’s back and beware we aim to scare! The ever popular Spooky Scarecrow Trial takes visitors through the haunted woods of Lotherton and promises to be frightening fun for everyone. Spot the scarecrows as you tiptoe around the estate, just make sure you don’t wake them up! Look out for spooky spiders, ghoulish ghosts and wicked witches, hidden all over the house and grounds of Lotherton. Visit ‘Skeletown’ to see the scary side of the Wild West and get involved with creepy craft activities every day of the holidays. Dressing up encouraged for all of the family. Don’t forget to say ‘boo’ to the animals at Wildlife World and see if you can spot them munching on a famous Halloween treat, pumpkin! The Stables Café will be open until 5pm and serving treats to keep your little ones fuelled throughout the day. Last entry to the estate is 5.30pm
Saturday 26th 7.30pm at The Welfare Hall - Garforth in Bloom, Brass Band Concert with Garforth Brass - Tickets available at SPT Uniform shop £5 – it’s really a good night out – enjoy local and help raise some great funds for our lovely volunteer group
Monday 28th October – 1st November 11am -12.30pm at Few Gifts Half Term Halloween Craft Club with Penny from Saint Roberts Arts. Come and join Penny for a fun and friendly creative session at FEW Gifts this half term where you'll be making a variety of Halloween themed crafts including these cute little ghost t-lights. While the young ones are playing in the Art Hub, the older generation can relax and have a cuppa in the Gift Shop if preferred. The sessions run from Monday to Friday, 11am-12.30pm all materials are included. *£10 per session* get your tickets online www.fewgifts.co.uk
Monday 28th October 1st November – at Few Gifts 1 hour play with clay with Penny from Saint Roberts
Follow oWednesday 30th October Invasalign Smile Day at Garforth Dental practice 9am-7.00pm
Book in for a 30-minute Invisalign assessment and get a free 3D iTero scan of your mouth to see how we can improve your smile! If you go ahead with treatment you will receive free boutique whitening and £500 off your treatment. www.garforthdental.com 0113 286 7369
Wednesday 30th – Have your say – Activity Day 1.00-4.00pm Firthfields Community Centre
Come along during the half term holidays to sample lots of different activities. You will then have an opportunity to have your say and design your own projects that you would like in your community. You can even meet your local councillors!
DJ skills with DJ school
Drama and Spoken Word with Brave Words and Fall into Place
Sports with Leeds Rhinos
Biscuit Decorating with Leeds Youth Service
Cooking skills with ACES Education
Be on the radio with Chapel FM
Cycling with LS-TEN
and lots more...
The event is FREE ENTRY no need to book. There will be refreshments and a photo booth all free of charge. Please bring your Breeze card, under 11s to be accompanied by an adult
Thursday 31st 10.00am -2.30pm Halloween Half Term Workshop SmartyPants Studio
Let your children get their spook on this Halloween on our fun filled, activity filled half term workshop. Let them get funky and gunky making Halloween slime, scare their friends with wooden 3D spider mobiles, decorate magic spell books with room to hide all their secrets in the hidden void inside and create wooden wand pencils.
All materials provided
Children to bring their own packed lunch.
£35 Booking essential
Email Kirsty : email@example.com
Thursday 31st October – at The Gaping Goose 2.00-4.00pm, Children’s Halloween Party
Children's Halloween Party
Thursday 31st Oct.
14:00 - 16:00
Prizes to be won,
Hot Dogs for the Children,
And each child will leave with a little goodie bag.
Only £5.00 per child.
Please call the pub of contact us via out Facebook page to book your tickets. 0113 286 2127
Click on events on our Facebook page to access these up and coming events
Nothing new in planning this week, but hearing on the grapevine the new proposed business taking over the old Reed Rains premises will just be a bar and not a coffee shop!
Also – Looks like there are 2 potential new owners for Neil’s Greengrocers and the old Shed premises have been painted, I suspect we will have to watch this space – are we going to see a great new eatery?
We need between 6-7 places to eat and drink, locally, this then gives us choice to remain in our hometown, it’s cheaper than the city and you can walk home – let Garforth be a place you want to be and the night time vibe, will bring day time footfall
We’re changing...... and it's all good
Until 8th November, shop local, go on, spook yourself out
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?