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LUNCHEON: A luncheon club is held every fourth Tuesday of the month at Horbury Methodist Church Hall. The next one will be at noon on September 27 and will include a two-course hot lunch and tea or coffee for £4. If you would like to book a place, call 01924 265589, 01924 314052 or 01924 260891.

ACTION DAY: Friends of Horbury Lagoon has organised an action day this Sunday at 10am. Members are looking for volunteers to help clean up the area in the short-term, and long-term they are looking to use grants to turn this area into a beauty spot. If you can’t make it on Sunday but want to get involved you are invited to the next meeting on Tuesday, September 22 at 7.30pm at Slazenger’s Sports and Social Club.

SOCIAL: Horbury Social Club meets at Horbury Library on the second Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. This month’s speaker is Charles Elstone who will present Mad about Maps.

SHOW: As an allotmenteer in my third season, second in truth as the first year was mainly site clearance, I can fully appreciate the hard work and commitment required for successful fruit and vegetable production. When I think of ‘www’ I am not thinking of browsing the internet, but of weather, weeds and water and how my vegetables are standing up to all nature throws at it! I am nonetheless pleased with any success I have, but have a long way to go to achieve the standard of many of the fruit and veg on display at this year’s Horbury and District Allotment and Gardens Association annual flower and vegetable show. Held at Horbury WMC last Saturday, the show displayed some fantastic examples in all classes and was well-attended by the public.

COMPUTERS: Learn how to use the internet, e-mail friends and socialise and shop online with free lessons. Call into Horbury Library or any library in the Wakefield district area for details or call the libraries learning team on 01977 727651.

REUNION: Horbury School Class of 1984 is holding a reunion at Boon’s Pub, Westgate, on Friday, September 23 from 8pm. See Facebook group ‘Horbury Comp 79-84’ for more information.

COMPUTER CLASSES: Classes suitable for beginners with an introduction to IT start on Monday, September 12 from 6.30pm to 9pm at Horbury School and run for four weeks. Follow on class next steps in IT starts on October 10 for 14 weeks. For further information contact Linda Etherington on 07850 518013 (evening only – otherwise answering machine). These classes are run by Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service.

HORBURY SHOW: Rotarian John Falkner, chairman of the organising committee of the Horbury Show has revealed that the 2011 show was to be the best ever. Financially over £11,000 was raised for the charity funds of the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix which will be used mainly on local good causes. Mr Faulkner said: “We could not raise such an amount without the generosity of our sponsors, the support of loyal stallholders, and particularly the people of Horbury and Ossett area who turn out to make a superb family day of it every year.