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Sat 23 Aug

Ampleforth Abbey, YO62 4ER. Harrogate Festival Chorus & Orchestra. Andrew Carter's Musick's Jubilee & Gounod's Messe Solenelle de Sainte Cecile. 7.30pm. £15 (312 concessions). tickets: Pickering TIC, Elijah Todd Newsagent, Helmsley, Summit Bakery, Kirbymoorside.

Sat 23 Aug

Carlton Miniott Playing field. Party with disco, magic, live music, BBQ and more. 4pm till late. £3 - under 12's free. tickets: Village Post Office or Vale of York

Sat 23 Aug

Leyburn DL8 5JG. Wensleydale Show. 10am- 5.30pm. Adult £8, child £4 (£1 less in advance). tel: 01969 623750 web: http://www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 23 Aug

Malham, Skipton BD23 4DA. Malham Show. From 9am. £8, Children under 16 free. tel: 01729 830702 web: http://www.malhamdale.com/showindex.htm

Sat 23 Aug

Newfield, Mickley, Ripon HG4 3JH. Mickley Show. web: http://www.mickley-show.co.uk

Sat 23 Aug

Preston Park, Eaglescliffe, TS18 3RH. Walk for Wards, The Friarage MRI Scanner Appeal, Stroll, Walk or Cycle, Fun Family Day, RAF parachute display. Registration from 8am, cycle ride 9.30am, walks 10am. tel: 01609 764936 email: charity.enquiries@stees.nhs.uk web: http://www.walkforwards.co.uk/join/purplewalk

Sat 23 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Jersey Boys' (15). 14.30. tel: 01609771230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 23 Aug

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Royal British Legion Band Coffee Morning. Tombola, Cakes, Jams & Preserves, Books, Plants. All proceeds to the 2015 Austria Concert Tour. 9am - 1pm. tel: 01845 523511

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 Sun 24 Aug

Only Sun. Shire Horse Farm, Staintondale, Scarborough YO13 0EY. Open day for charity. Horses, Shires, Cowboy tricks, Shetland ponies. Farm & woodland walks. Picnic areas. Adult: £5.50, seniors £5, Child: £3.50. Family reductions. tel: 01723 870458 web: http://www.shirehorsefarm.co.uk

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 Sun 24 Aug

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, YO62 5EB. Galtres Parklands Festival. email: Info@galtresfestival.org.uk web: http://galtresfestival.org.uk

Sat 23 Aug to
 Sun 24 Aug

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Carriage driving. 11.00am - 5.30pm. Normal admn applies. tel: 0845 4504068 web: http://www.newbyhallandgardens.com

Sun 24 Aug

Lightwater Valley. Mr Men & Little Miss live- Children's book characters in the Theme Park. 10am-4pm. Usual Park entry prices or 30% discount online (at least 24 hrs in advance). tel: 0871 720 0011 tickets: At gate or online web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Sun 24 Aug

Meet Northallerton Market Cross 8.45am. Hambleton Ramblers. 10½ mile walk, heather viewing on moorland tracks. tel: 01845 597669 web: http://hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 24 Aug

Meet Northallerton Market Cross 8am. Hambleton Ramblers. 14-mile walk, Weets top and Pennine Way. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08. 00. tel: 01845 597669 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 24 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'Glen Tilbrook - Voice of Squeeze'. The frontman with Squeeze. 4 decades of musical marvels. 8pm.

Sun 24 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'How to Train Your Dragon' (PG). 14.30. tel: 01609771230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 23 Aug to
 Mon 25 Aug

Start Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold. A narrated audio-walk with installations One map, one audio headset, one girl’s heartfelt story. £10. web: http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Sat 23 Aug to
 Mon 25 Aug

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. August Bank Holiday Craft & Gift Fair. 10am-3pm. free (light refreshments available).

Sun 24 Aug to
 Mon 25 Aug

Dent. Dentdale Show. 10.30am. tel: 01539 625450 web: http://www.dentdaleshow.co.uk/

Sun 24 Aug to
 Mon 25 Aug

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, YO62 5EB. Yorkshire Craft Fairs - summer craft & gift festival. Refreshments available. 10am-4.30pm daily. Admission to house & craft fair at a special rate of only £4 (under 16s free). tel: 01274 835588

Sun 24 Aug to
 Mon 25 Aug

West Witton. Feast. 9am - 9pm Sat, 12 - 5pm Sun. tel: 01969 622218 web: http://www.wittonfeast.org.uk

Mon 25 Aug

Allertonshire school, Northallerton DL6 1ED. Car boot sale.

Mon 25 Aug

Aysgarth, Leyburn DL8 3AE. Village fete. 1.30pm.

Mon 25 Aug

Church Houses, Farndale. Farndale Show. From 8am. £4+£3 to park on field. tel: 01751 432788

Mon 25 Aug

Dalby Forest, Adderstone Field. Bug Bonanza. In the Enchanted wood. Story telling, bug hunting, bug trails etc. 11am - 4pm. Charges for some activities. Vehicle entrance charge.

Mon 25 Aug

Flatts Farm, Nr Scarborough YO13 0DA. Burniston Show. Adult £5, child £3. tel: 01723 890046 web: http://www.burnistonshow.co.uk

Mon 25 Aug

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AX. Car Boot Sale. Sellers from 7.30am. Buyers from 9am. Public 50p. Sellers cars £5, vans £8. tel: 01845 524609 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk

Mon 25 Aug

Joiner's Old Workshop, Laurel Grove, Snape nr. Bedale. Snape Textile Group Annual Exhibition. Traditional & contemporary work. Other events in village: local History Group Exhibition, Annual Flower Show, Raffle & teas in the Chapel Schoolroom. 1 - 5pm. 50p. tel: 01677 470444

Mon 25 Aug

Masham recreational ground HG4 4HH. Car boot sale. Buyers from 9am.

Mon 25 Aug

Newburgh Priory, Coxwold. Plant fair and gardens visit (17 nurseries with stands) plus rare opportunity to go round the House). Refreshments available. 11am-4pm. £3 fair and gardens - separate charge for House.

Mon 25 Aug

Reeth in Swaledale DL11 6AR. Reeth Show. 9.30am-5pm. Adult £6, child £2. Free parking. tel: 01748 885571 email: enquiries@reethshow.co.uk web: http://www.reethshow.co.uk

Mon 25 Aug

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. Organ recital by Max Elliott. Noon-12.45pm. Free but donations welcomed. web: http://www.stmaryschurchthirsk.org.uk

Mon 25 Aug

The Forum,Bullamoor Road.Northallerton. ''Transformers: Age of Extinction' (12A). 14.30.

Mon 25 Aug

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Dippy Craft & Gift Fairs. 9.30 - 4.00. free. tel: 07759166581 email: dippycraftsgifts@gmail.com

Mon 25 Aug

Thirsk & Sowerby Institute, The Flatts. Bank Holiday Bash. BBQ, Bingo, Bouncy Castle, Bucking Sheep, Live Band 'Dream Factory' at 4pm. Bring the kids. Good beers & lagers & a great afternoon out. From 12 noon. tel: 01845 522207 (evenings)

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 Tue 26 Aug

Harrogate. Gilbert & Sullivan festival. web: http://gsfestivals.org

Tue 26 Aug

Kilnsey. The Dales' foremost agricultural show. £10 Adults, £2 child, under 5s free. Parking at £5 & £15. tel: 01756 753259 email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: http://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk/

Tue 26 Aug

Start Bikby Church NZ 332 024. Northallerton Ramblers. Great Smeaton Pub Walk. Easy 4 miles following field paths and tracks. 5.30pm. tel: 01609 770090 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Tue 26 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' (U). 14.30. tel: 01609771230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Wed 27 Aug

Dalby Forest. Discovery Club - Woodland Wonders. Find out fascinating facts about our forests & marvellous minibeasts. Drop in between 1pm & 4pm. £3 per child. Free for Discovery Pass holders. (max 2 free per pass). tel: 01751 460295 email: learning.yorkshire@forestry.gov.uk web: http://www.noegochallenge

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 Thu 28 Aug

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie (15). Brendan O'Carroll's brilliant comic creation defends her market stall from a nasty developer. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 28 Aug

Meet Berry's tea room CP SE 065 864. Northallerton Ramblers. Ascent of Pen Hill. 8-mile circular walk. Good footpaths with some field stiles. One fairly steep climb. 10am. tel: 01609 881659 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 28 Aug

Meet Kirby Malzeard SE 235 745. Northallerton Ramblers. 9-mile walk on field paths, bridleways quiet lanes, moors and woodland. 10am. tel: 01642 711340 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 28 Aug

Mount Grace Priory, Staddlebridge, Northallerton, DL6 3JG. 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. Bring own low-backed seating. Refreshments available. Shop open during interval. 7.45pm (Gates open 6.45). £13 adult, £11 conc. in advance, £15 & £13 on door. tel: 01609 883494/ EH booking 0870 333 1181 web: http://www.chapterhouse.org

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 Fri 29 Aug

Not Sat or Sun. Bolton Castle, Near Leyburn, DL8 4ET. A Spanish Invasion - the Spanish Armada, make a galleon or English Flag Ship. 10-5 daily. Normal admission charges apply. Children's costume hire included. tel: 01969 623981 tickets: Bolton Castle email: info@boltoncastle.co.uk web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk

Fri 29 Aug

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Earth to Echo (PG). After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs help. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Wed & Sat). £5 (Monday & matinees £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 29 Aug

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Braided Jewellery Workshop with artist Aimee Betts. Using cording, braiding, knitting & linking techniques inspired by Aimee's work & research, you will create your own unique, contemporary braided jewellery. Aimee Betts' work is being exhibited as 'Make It Slow'. £10 per session.

Fri 29 Aug

The Forum,Bullamoor Road.Northallerton. 'Boyhood' (PG). 14.00. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 29 Aug

The Forum,Bullamoor Road.Northallerton. 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' (12A). 17.00.

Fri 29 Aug

The Forum,Bullamoor Road.Northallerton. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'(12A). 20.00. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 29 Aug

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat racing - Pirates Family Day. First race 2.10pm. tel: 01845 578392 web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

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 Sat 30 Aug

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. Exhibition of paintings by artist, Wendy Gibson-Brown, and her students. 10am to 4pm. free but a donation to church funds welcome. web: http://www.stmaryschurchthirsk.org.uk

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 Sat 30 Aug

In & around North Yorks Moors. Chamber Music Festival. £10, students £5, children free. tel: 01751 417795 email: bookings@northyorkmoorsfestival.com web: http://www.northyorkmoorsfestival.com

Wed 27 Aug to
 Sat 30 Aug

Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Rd. Richmond DL10 4DW. 'King Lear' by William Shakespeare, presented by Globe Theatre on Tour. 7.30pm + matinees Thurs & Sat 2pm. £10-£25. tickets: Box Office

Sat 30 Aug

Ripon cathedral. Black Dyke Band and cathedral choristers. 7.30pm. £14 unreserved, £18 reserved. tel: 07798 696379

Sat 30 Aug

St Johns Chapel, Bishop Auckland DL13 1RR. Weardale Agricultural Show. Members £5.00 Adults £6.00 Children £2.00. tel: 01388 537606 web: http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/weardaleagriculturalsociety

Sat 30 Aug

White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk YO7 1ET. Saturday Storytime. Suitable for children age 3 to 6. 10.30-11.00am. Free. web: http://www.whiterosebooksnews.com/

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 Sun 31 Aug

Only Fri. North Yorks Moors Railway, Pickering. Summer Story Trains & Tracker Jack Trails. Live characters entertain kids & adults alike. Be sure to get your themed Fancy Dress on as family vouchers are up for the best dressed Fairies, Pirates or Hogwarts characters. web: http://www.nymr.co.uk/special-events/summer-story-trains/

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 Sun 31 Aug

Not Sun. Rural Arts, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk. Planete Femmes - Photography exhibition presented in conjunction with Alliance Francaise de York including work from the International Photography Contest Alliance. 10am to 4.30pm.

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 Sun 31 Aug

Only Thu. Swinton Bivouac, High Knowle Lane, Ilton, HG4 4JZ. Crafts & Pottery Painting. from 2pm. tel: 01765 353020 email: hello@thebivouac.co.uk web: http://www.thebivouac.co.uk

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 Sun 31 Aug

Only Wed. Swinton Bivouac, High Knowle Lane, Ilton, HG4 4JZ. Pizza & Quiz Night. Please book. From 5.30pm. tel: 01765 353020 email: hello@thebivouac.co.uk web: http://www.thebivouac.co.uk

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 Sun 31 Aug

Only Tue Wed Thu. Bempton Cliffs R.S.P.B. Big Birds & Mini Beasts. tel: 01262 851179 web: http://www.rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs

Sat 30 Aug to
 Sun 31 Aug

Bolton Castle, Near Leyburn, DL8 4ET. Spanish Armada weekend. 10-5 daily. Normal admission charges apply. Children's costume hire included. tel: 01969 623981 tickets: Bolton Castle email: info@boltoncastle.co.uk web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk

Sun 31 Aug

Chop Gate: Between Stokesley & Helmsley on B1257, TS9 7JS. Bilsdale Show. £6, child £3.

Sun 31 Aug

Langton Farm, Great Langton, Northallerton, DL7 0TA. Langton Farm Open Garden in aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare, refreshments & raffle. 1pm - 5pm. £4 adults, children free. tel: 01609 777413 web: http://www.herriothh.org.uk

Sun 31 Aug

Middleham Key Centre, DL8 4RA. Antiques & Collectors' Fair. 10am to 4pm. tel: 01969 624002/624502 email: office@middlehamkey.co.uk web: http://www.middlehamkeycentre.co.uk

Sun 31 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (12A). 20.00. tel: 01609771230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 31 Aug

The Forum,Bullamoor Road.Northallerton. 'Transformers: The Age of Extinction' (12A).

Mon 1 Sep

Topcliffe play area. Fun in the Park for children aged 1 to 14. Activities include sports, games and arts & crafts. Please bring a picnic. 11am-1pm. £1/family. tel: 01609 533068 email: thirskcc@northyorks.gov.uk

Wed 3 Sep

Muker, Richmond DL11 6QG. Muker Show. From 10am. Adult £6. Child (5-15) £1. Under 5 free. Free parking. tel: 01748 886564 email: info@mukershow.co.uk web: http://www.mukershow.co.uk

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 Thu 4 Sep

Only Thu. Dalby Forest Activity Centre. Archery Lessons. Suitable for over 8yrs. Booking essential. 9.30 - 10.30am. £7 per person per session. tel: 0776 5243672 email: info@dalbyactivitycentre.co.uk

Thu 4 Sep

Meet Carlton Road Helmsley SE 616 839. Northallerton Ramblers. 8-mile walk above Riccal Dale, one steep climb and back down Ash Dale. 10am. tel: 01845 574844 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 4 Sep

Meet West Burton village green SE 017 866. Northallerton Ramblers. 9-mile circular valley and moors trek on good paths. Some climbs. 10am. tel: 01609 760032 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 4 Sep

Rivendale, Ashlands rd Northallerton DL6 1HN. Osteoporosis Medical Update. 6pm. £2.50 (£2 for members). tel: 01609 776216 or 01845 522563 tickets: Hambleton and Richmond Osteoporosis support group email: info@nos.org.uk web: http://www.nos.org.uk

Thu 4 Sep

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Medea' Live screening from the National Theatre. 19.00. tel: 01609771230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 4 Sep

Thirkleby Village Hall. Thirkleby Local History Society. AGM 2014-2015. Followed by J.Cooper Harding speaking about 'The Workhouse'. refreshments & Raffle. Visitors welcome £2. tel: Mrs J Coupe 01845 501375

Thu 4 Sep

Thirsk Garden Centre. Bus trip to Whitby. 9.30am - 5pm. £12.99.

Fri 5 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Guardians of the Galaxy (12A). Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 6 Sep

Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7HF. Agricultural Show. 9-5pm. £6, child £1. tel: 01524 261606

Sat 6 Sep

Kildale. Kildale agricultural show. tel: 01642 724214 web: http://www.kildaleshow.co.uk/

Sat 6 Sep

St Mary's Church, Lastingham YO62 6TN. Organ recital. 10am.

Sat 6 Sep

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. A Night with Andy Broderick. 7pm. £5 glass of wine included, book in advance. tel: 01439 772738 tickets: The Moors National Park Centre, Danby web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Sat 6 Sep

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat racing. Ladies’ Day. First race 2pm. tel: 01845 578392 web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

August

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 Sun 2 Nov

Not Mon. Beningbrough Hall. Exhibition 'Royals - Then & Now' in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery. Noon-5pm. Normal admission charges & times. tel: 01904 472027 email: beningbrough@nationaltrust.org.uk web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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 Tue 28 Oct

Only Tue. The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Craft and Gift Fair (NB, not on Tuesdays after Bank Holiday Craft Fairs). 10am-3pm. free- light refreshments available.

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 Fri 17 Oct

Only Fri. White Rose Bookcafe, Thirsk Market Place. Pre-school Storytime, suitable for children up to 5 years. Every Friday 10-10.30am. Free. tel: 01845 524353 web: http://www.whiterosebooksnews.com

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 Fri 26 Sep

Not Sat. Shandy Hall, Coxwold. Art Exhibition: Alison Turnbull. 'Like a secret spring in a well ordered machine'. Free.

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 Sun 21 Sep

Not Sun. Tennants Auction Centre, Leyburn, DL8 5SG. North Yorkshire Dales Methodist Churches in association with Tennants Auctioneers present an exhibition of modern art. 'Seeing is Believing'. 8.30am - 5pm. free entry. web: http://www.nydalesmeth.org.uk/seeingisbelieving.htm

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 Tue 16 Sep

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. 'Spirited Wildlife'. Wildlife artist Andrew Broderick & sculptors Emma Stothard & Stef Ottevanger take a close look at the spirited wildlife all around us. 9.30am-5.30pm (Sept. 10am-5pm). Free. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

September

Tue 2 Sep to
 Wed 24 Sep

Ripon. International festival. Music, walks, poetry, theatre and more. tel: 01765 605508 email: info@riponinternationalfestival.com web: http://www.riponinternationalfestival.com

Sat 6 Sep to
 Sun 7 Sep

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate,HG2 8QZ. British Wool Weekend. Promoting British Wool & the Farmers Who Produce It. 10am - 5pm (Sat), close 4.30pm Sun. £8 with concessions. Cheaper in advance. tel: 07790 391142 / 01422 832257 tickets: phone for info. email: info@britishwool.net web: http://www.britishwool.net

Sun 7 Sep

3 Pilmoor Cottages, Pilmoor YO61 2QQ. NGS Open Garden. 2-acre garden round C19 cottages. Miniature railway. 11am-5pm. £3.50 children free. tel: 01845 501848 web: http://www.ngs.org.uk

Sun 7 Sep

Joseph Rowntree Theatre. Music night - Sunday night is music night. A fund raising concert for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre - featuring a selection of popular songs with regular soloists. 7.30pm. Adults £9, Concessions £8. tel: 01904 639117 or 623568 web: http://www.jrtheatre.co.uk

Sun 7 Sep

Meet Northallerton Market Cross 8.30am. Hambleton Ramblers. 12-mile walk. Stake Allotments, Addlebrough. tel: 01845 597669 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 7 Sep

Tholthorpe YO61 1SL. 10k road race through local countryside and finishes on the Village Green by the duck pond. 11am.

Sun 7 Sep

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York YO41 4AU. Armed Forces Day. Aircraft runs. Spitfire fly past. Thirsk Brass Band performing. 10am-5pm. £8 & concessions. tel: 01904 608595 web: http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

Tue 9 Sep

Northallerton & District Local History Society, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Northallerton. Duty Calls, the Yorkshire Country House in time of war. Dawn Webster, curator, Kiplin Hall. 7.00pm. email: heritage@sandison.me.uk

Thu 11 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

All over England. Heritage open days. Many places which normally charge and some not usually open to the public may be visited free of charge. web: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Thu 11 Sep

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. 'Planning a Herbaceous Border'. Head gardener, Chris Baker, explains how to create the perfect border. please bring a packed lunch. 10am-3pm. £15 including morning coffee. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Fri 12 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate,HG2 8QZ. Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. 9.30am - 5.30pm (4.30pm Sunday). Friday/Saturday £16, Sunday £14.50 (save £2.50 with advance tickets). tel: 01423 546157 tickets: telephone, on-line, post web: http://visitflowershow.org.uk

Fri 12 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

Ripon Racecourse HG4 1UG. Darlington Dog Show. Judging from 9.30am. tel: 0191 581 0381 web: http://darlingtondogshowsociety.weebly.com

Fri 12 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Inbetweeners2 (15). Jay, Neil, Simon, and Will reunite in Australia for a holiday. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 12 Sep

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'A Little Intents'. A Planet Rabbit Production. 19.30pm. tel: 01609771230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 12 Sep

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall. Country Music Followers: Abba. £6. tel: 01845 522791/ 07811943686

Fri 12 Sep

White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk YO7 1ET. Author Chris Ryan signs copies of 'Hunter Killer'. 4pm. tel: 01845 524353 web: http://www.whiterosebooksnews.com

Sat 13 Sep

Castleton. Castleton Show. tel: 01287 660409 web: http://www.castletonshowrun.btik.com

Sat 13 Sep

Home Farm, Gilmonby, Nr. Bowes DL12 9LX. Bowes Agricultural Show. Adults £5, child £2, under 5s free. Parking £5. tel: 01833 628342 web: http://www.bowesshow.org.uk

Sat 13 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

Hunton, Bedale DL8 1QF. Steam Gathering. Ploughing match Sunday 11am. tel: 01325 717995 email: nickwhite.wkd@btconnect.com web: http://www.huntonsteamgathering.co.uk

Sat 13 Sep

Scotch Corner Chapel near Oldstead GR SE526814. Rare chance to see inside the chapel and talk to Sculptor John Bunting's descendants. 20-30mins walk from nearest road. noon till 4pm. free. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Sat 13 Sep

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk. The Mowbray Singers present 'My Spirit Sang'. Missa Brevis in G (Schubert), Adagio for Organ & Strings (Albinoni) & Choral Music from the time of the Great War. Conducted by Trevor Wilson. 7.30pm. £7. Under 16's free. tel: 01845 526064 / 01609 748287 tickets: White Rose Books or door, or phone

Sat 13 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

Stanhope. Agricultural Show. tel: 01388 529116 web: http://www.stanhopeshow.com

Sat 13 Sep

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'AbbaSolute' Abba Tribute act. 20.00. tel: 01609771230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 13 Sep

Thornton le Street village hall. Talk- Roman roads of North Yorkshire. 2pm. £2.

Sat 13 Sep

Wensleydale Dailway. Using your supersleuth skills you can help discover why a visit to the Yorkshire Dales by country & western star Polly Pardon has caused such mayhem. Licensed bar on board. Train leaves Leeming Bar station at 7pm. £25. Includes light supper. tel: 0845 505474 web: http://www.wensleydalerailway.com

Sun 14 Sep

Church Hall, Swainby, DL6 3EA. Antique. Crafts & Collectables Fair. Quality Antiques, Gifts, Crafts & Collectables. 10 am - 4 pm. 60p admission. tel: 01642711036 email: lottie28@fsmail.net web: http://www.amk-antiques.co.uk

Sun 14 Sep

Hardraw Scar, Hawes DL8 3LZ. Brass Band Festival. 10am. £9. tel: 0113 286 0005 web: http://www.yhbba.org.uk/hardraw1.html

Sun 14 Sep

Meet Northallerton Market Cross 8am. Hambleton Ramblers. 11-mile walk. Fells between Shap and Haweswater. tel: 01845 597669 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 14 Sep

Richmondshire CC - Hurgill Road, Richmond DL10 4AR. Richmondshire CC vs Richmond London CC
To commemorate 200 years of Lord's cricket ground (founded by Thomas Lord, who was born in Thirsk). 12 noon onwards. tel: 01748 824573 email: andy.barlow@richmondshirecc.org.uk web: http://www.richmondshire.org.uk

Mon 15 Sep

The Old Deanery Hotel, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS. Specialist Valuation Day - free expert valuations. 12 noon to 4pm. Free parking subject to availability. tel: 01473 627110 web: http://www.lockdales.com

Tue 16 Sep

The Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton. Specialist Valuation Day - free expert valuations. 10am-3pm. Free parking subject to availability. tel: 01473 627110 web: http://www.lockdales.com

Tue 16 Sep

Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Road. Chamber of Trade Quiz Night. All teams of 4 welcome. £10 each inc. hot supper. tel: 01845 525030 tickets: Booking essential at Luke Millers, Finkle St.

Tue 16 Sep

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat racing. Final meeting of the season. First race 2.10pm. tel: 01845 578392 web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 17 Sep

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents Jan Bell, Americana Country Folk. 8pm. Adults £9, Concessions £8. tel: 01845 523511 tickets: White Rose Book Cafe or WeGotTickets.com web: http://www.janebellmusic.com

Thu 18 Sep

Ripon Spa Hotel, Park St, Ripon HG4 2BU. Sir Andrew Motion – The Customs House. The Poet Laureate 1999-2009 presents Laurels and Donkeys. 7.30pm. £12 each (Student £5). tel: 01845 524353 tickets: White Rose Books, Thirsk web: http://www.whiterosebooksnews.com/

Fri 19 Sep

Newton le Willow Village Hall Dl8 1SP. Badapple Theatre. The daily Bread - a comedy by Kate Bramley. 7-30pm. tel: 01677 450715 web: http://www.badappletheatre.com

Fri 19 Sep

Not Sun. Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Unbeatables. Magical family animation about a football-mad boy who triumphs against the odds. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Sat & Sun). £5 (Monday & matinees £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 19 Sep

Thirsk & Sowerby Institute, The Flatts. Country & Western Night with the fantastic Jaki Hudson, back by popular demand. £5. tel: 01845 522207 (evenings) tickets: Club.

Sat 20 Sep to
 Sun 28 Sep

Richmond. Walking & Book Festival. tel: 01748 824243 email: info@booksandboots.org web: http://www.booksandboots.org

Sat 20 Sep

Stokesley TS9 5LJ. Stokesley Agricultural Show. 9am-5pm. tel: 01845 587158 web: http://www.stokesleyshow.co.uk

Sun 21 Sep

Dorman's Sport Field, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough. Great North Air Ambulance Motor Show & Fun Day. 10am to 5pm. Adults £2 Under 15s Free (Sorry no pets allowed).

Sun 21 Sep

Helmsley Walled Garden. Essentials of Trees & Shrubs. Spend a day learning how to get the best from your garden. Suitable for those who have never gardened before or have done some gardening but would like to expand their knowledge. £55. tel: 01439 771427 web: http://www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

Sun 21 Sep

Meet Northallerton Market Cross 8.15am. Hambleton Ramblers. 15-mile walk. Gt. Whernside, Starbottom and beyond. tel: 01845 597669 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 21 Sep

Meet Northallerton Market Cross 9am. Hambleton Ramblers. 7-mile walk Hurst and Helwith on moorland paths. tel: 01845 597669 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 21 Sep

Raby Castle. Autumn Market, Featuring Local Food, Gifts & Craft. 1pm-4.30pm. Adults £6.Concessions £5.00 Children free with adult. tel: 01833 660202 email: admin@rabycastle.com web: http://www.rabycastle.com

Sun 21 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. BFI: Special compilation from the BFI National Archive recreates the glorious miscellany which would have constituted a typical night out in 1914. 7.30pm. £5, Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Mon 22 Sep

Pateley Bridge HG3. Nidderdale Show. 7.45am - 6pm. Adult £10, children under 12 free. tel: 01969 650129 web: http://www.nidderdaleshow.co.uk

Tue 23 Sep to
 Sat 27 Sep

Harrogate Theatre. 'Bouncers'. John Godber's Classic Comedy. £17.50/£15.50 (concessions available). tel: 01423 502116 web: http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Wed 24 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. BFI: Special compilation from the BFI National Archive recreates the glorious miscellany which would have constituted a typical night out in 1914. 2.30pm. £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 25 Sep to
 Sun 28 Sep

Pateley Bridge. Pateley Bridge Walking Festival - see Nidderdale's hidden treasures in the company of experienced locals. tel: 01423 712088 web: http://www.pbwf.co.uk

Fri 26 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Crime thriller. Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 26 Sep

The Troubador, Star Precinct, Elder Road, Northallerton DL6 1NH. Northallerton Area Charity Football Reunion Party in aid of Friarage Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal. Live band, disco, buffet. 7.30pm. £10 admission by ticket only. tickets: 07711 091406

Fri 26 Sep

Thirsk & Sowerby Institute, The Flatts. 'The Tutes Got Talent'. Under 18 & able to sing, dance or entertain? Then this is for you. Come & support the talentof Thirsk & enjoy a pie & pea supper, great beers & lagers & excellent company. Raffle on the night. Proceeds to charity. £6 adult/ £3.50 child & concessions). tel: 01845 522207 (evenings) tickets: Club.

Sat 27 Sep to
 Sun 28 Sep

Masham HG4 4DY. Sheep fair.

Sun 28 Sep

Meet Northallerton Market Cross 8.30am. Hambleton Ramblers. 9-mile walk from Westerdale to Castleton Rigg. tel: 01845 597669 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 28 Sep

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Billy Elliott' Live (12A). Direct from London's West End. 19.00. tel: 01609771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 28 Sep

The Station, Richmond DL10 4LD. Book Fair, part of Richmond Walking & Book Festival 2014. Numerous stalls selling a large variety of second-hand books. Rare, collectable books & bargains galore. Parking available-flat access-Café-Toilets. 10am - 5pm. Free admission. tel: 01748 818729 web: http://www.booksandboots.org

Tue 30 Sep to
 Sat 4 Oct

Harrogate Theatre, Oxford St. HG1 1QF. 'She Stoops to Conquer' by Oliver Goldsmith, presented by Northern Broadsides.

October

Sat 4 Oct

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Craft & Gift Fair. 10 am - 2pm. free, light refreshments available.

Wed 8 Oct

Thirsk Garden Centre. Bus trip to Wensleydale (Masham, Middleham, Askrigg & Hawes). 9.30am - 5pm. £12.99.

Tue 14 Oct

Northallerton & District Local History Society, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Northallerton. 'Northallerton in the Civil War' presented by George Sutton, followed by the Annual General Meeting for members. 7pm. tel: 01609 774662 email: heritage@sandison.me.uk

Tue 14 Oct

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Road, Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. "Northallerton in the Civil War". 7pm. tel: 01609 774662 email: heritage@sandison.me.uk

Sat 18 Oct to
 Sun 19 Oct

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Countryside Live. tel: 01423 541222 email: info@yas.co.uk web: http://www.countrysidelive.co.uk

Sat 18 Oct

Thirsk Farmers' Auction Mart. Antique Fair - free charity stalls available. 9.30am - 3.30pm. 60p - to charity. tel: 01642 711036 email: antique@fsmail.net

Sun 19 Oct

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. 'Remembering the First World War'. Phil Ogden & Brian Forbes give a multi-media presentation in this, the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. 2pm - 5pm. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Tue 21 Oct to
 Sat 25 Oct

Joseph Rowntree Theatre. 'Anything Goes' performed by York Musical Theatre Company. 7.30pm + Sat. Matinee 2.30pm. £16/ Concessions £15. tel: 01904 639117 or 623568 tickets: York Theatre Royal Booking Office. web: http://www.jrtheatre.co.uk

Tue 21 Oct

Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Road. Chamber of Trade Quiz Night. All teams of 4 welcome. £10 each inc. hot supper. tel: 01845 525030 tickets: Booking essential at Luke Millers, Finkle St.

Sat 25 Oct

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Dippy Craft & Gift Fairs. 9.30 - 4.00. free. tel: 07759166581 email: dippydesignsgifts&gmail.com

Sun 26 Oct to
 Wed 29 Oct

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. 'Halloween Happenings at the Haunted Hall'. Spooky fun, trails & more in the Hall &. Gardens. Dress up & come & play. Gardens from 10am, Hall from 2pm, closes 5pm. £4 Adult or child. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Thu 30 Oct to
 Fri 31 Oct

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. 'Torchlight Ghost Tours'. Kiplin Hall's 'Victorian' housekeeper, Mrs Jocelyn, recounts tales of ghostly happenings as she guides visitors around the house. (Max. 25 per tour). 6pm &8pm. Adult £10 Child £7 (8-16 yrs & not TOO sensitive). tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Fri 31 Oct to
 Sat 8 Nov

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'Les Miserables' performed by York Light Youth. 7pm. Sat.matinees2.30pm. Fr & Sat £18, under 16s £15, Fam. £60/ Mon-Th £16, under 16s £13, Fam. £50. tel: 01904 62356 tickets: York Theatre Royal Booking Office. web: http://www.jrtheatre.co.uk

Fri 31 Oct to
 Sun 2 Nov

Whitby. Goth Weekend. tel: 07970 704702 tickets: Book online email: info@whitbygothweekend.co.uk web: http://www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk

November

Sat 1 Nov

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Craft & Gift Fair. 10am-2pm.

Sat 1 Nov

The Golden Fleece, Market Place, Thirsk. Dippy Craft & Gift Fairs. 9.30 - 4.00. free. tel: 07759166581 email: dippydesignsgifts@gmail.com

Sat 1 Nov

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Fireworks Extravaganza. £10 family, £5 adult, £3 child. tel: 01845 578392

Thu 6 Nov

Thirsk Garden Centre. Bus trip to Newcastle. 9.30am - 5pm. £12.99.

Sat 8 Nov

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall. Line Dancing with Carol Ann B. Licences Bar. £6. tel: 01845 522791/ 07811943686

Sun 9 Nov

Church Hall, Swainby, DL6 3EA. Antique, Crafts & Collectors Fair. Quality Antiques, Gifts, Crafts & Collectables. 10 am - 4 pm. 60p admission. tel: 01642711036 email: lottie28@fsmail.net web: http://www.amk-antiques.co.uk

Tue 11 Nov

Northallerton & District Local History Society, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Northallerton. 'Scruton - the Changing Fortunes of a North Yorkshire Village'. Susan Latter, NDLHS member. 7pm. tel: 01609 774662 email: heritage@sandison.me.uk

Tue 11 Nov

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Road, Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. "Scruton - the changing fortunes of a North Yorkshire village. 7pm. tel: 01609 774662 email: heritage@sandison.me.uk

Sat 15 Nov

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Dippy Craft & Gift Fair. 9.30 - 4.00. free. tel: 07759166581 email: dippydesignsgifts@gmail.com

Tue 18 Nov

Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk. Chamber of Trade Quiz Night. All teams of 4 welcome. £10 each inc. hot supper. £10 each inc. hot supper. tel: 01845 526550 tickets: Booking essential at Luke Millers, Finkle St.

Sat 22 Nov

The Farmers' Auction Mart, Thirsk. Antique Fair - free charity stalls available. 9.30-3.30. 60p - to charity. tel: 01642 711036 email: antique@fsmail.net

December

Sat 6 Dec

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Christmas Craft & Gift Fair. 10am-3pm. free, light refreshments available.

Tue 9 Dec

Northallerton & District Local History Society, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Northallerton. 'The Green Howards in World War 1'. Virginia Arrowsmith from the Green Howards Museum. 7pm. tel: 01609 774662 email: heritage@sandison.me.uk

Tue 9 Dec

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Road, Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. "The Green Howards in World War 1". 7pm. tel: 01609 774662 email: heritage@sandison.me.uk

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