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Tue 29 Jul

Swinton Bivouac, high Knowle Lane, Ilton, HG4 4JZ. Teddy Bears Picnic. If you come down to the woods today ...... you're in for a big surprise!. 11.30 - 1pm. £7.50 includes a picnic packed lunch. tel: 01765 535020 web: http://www.thebivouac.co.uk

Tue 29 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'(12A). 20.00. tel: 01609 711230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 29 Jul

Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7HQ. Ryedale 148th Agricultural Show. 8.30am. Adults £8, Seniors £7,children 11-16 £7, 5-10 £3. tel: 01439 772000 tickets: on gate or website email: info@ryedaleshow.org.uk web: http://www.ryedaleshow.org.uk

Wed 30 Jul

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AX. Borrowby Show. tel: 01845 537557 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: http://www.borrowbyshow.org.uk/

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 Thu 31 Jul

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Fault in our Stars (12A). Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 31 Jul

Bilsdale hike, 9 miles. Meet Chopgate (SE 558 994) for hike through Bilsdale to Cleveland way and return Tea at Lord Stones. 10am. tel: 01642 710974 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 31 Jul

Moorland walk. Start Goathland (NZ 834 015) for moorland walk, a Roman road and unique waterfall. 10am. tel: 01845 523613 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 31 Jul

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. 'Taste the Wild' Join one of the premier wild food foraging schools in the UK to explore safe, sustainable ways to forage for food. Learn how to identify edible summer plants - on the moors & in hedgerows & meadows - & back at the Visitor Centre prepare & cook your wild ingredients to make a Wild Berry syrup to take home with you. 9.30am-12noon or 1.30pm-4pm. Adult or Child £15 (minimum age 8yrs). tel: 01439 772737 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/

Thu 31 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'(12A). 20.00. tel: 01609 711230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

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 Fri 1 Aug

Bolton Castle, Near Leyburn, DL8 4ET. Birds, Boar and Bees. Falconry displays, wild boar feeding, bee hives, mask making etc. 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 1 Aug

All over Yorkshire. Yorkshire Day is 1st August! Visit Thirsk Information Centre in the middle of the Market Place for your FREE Yorkshire Tea box. While you are there why not buy a Yorkshire flag, hat or White Rose pendant?. 10am-4.30pm. tel: 01845 522755 email: info@visitthirsk.org.uk web: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk

Fri 1 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Comedy Night. David Knight, comedy hypnotist, comes to the Forum with his fabulous family show. 8pm. tel: 01609 711230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 1 Aug to
 Sat 2 Aug

Darlington Civic Theatre. Flash Mob, Where Dance Worlds Collide. 7.30pm. tel: 01325 486555 tickets: The Box Office web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Fri 1 Aug to
 Sat 2 Aug

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat racing - Thirsk Summer Cup Meeting. First race 1.45pm. tel: 01845 578392 web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 2 Aug

Home Farm, Thimbleby, Northallerton DL6 3PY. Osmotherley Show. 9am-4pm. Adult £5, under 12 £3. tel: 01609 882752 web: http://www.osmotherleyshow.co.uk

Sat 2 Aug

Ripon Market Place. St Wilfrid's Procession- parade of floats behind St Wilfrid and his monks- Music, rides & entertainment on the square. 2pm. Free.

Sat 2 Aug

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

Sat 2 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Monty Python Live (Mostly). Repeat of live performance at London's O2 Arena. Starring John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones & Michael Palin. 8pm. tel: 01609 711230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

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 Sun 3 Aug

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve, 11 Cliff Lane, Bempton, East Yorkshire. YO15 1JD. National Whale & Dolphin Watch. You never know what might pop up at Bempton Cliffs. Meet the 'spotters' on the cliffs & find out lots of marine mammal facts at our viewpoint hub. tel: 01262 850959 web: http://www.rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs

Thu 31 Jul to
 Sun 3 Aug

Pickering. Traction Engine Rally. web: http://www.pickeringsteam.com

Thu 31 Jul to
 Sun 3 Aug

Stockton Town Centre. Stockton International Riverside Festival- street theatre, dance, music and pyrotechnics from all over the world- see website for full programme. evening of 31st July to Evening of Sunday 3rd August. Free. tickets: For "Artica" available from Festival Info point web: http://www.sirf.co.uk

Sat 2 Aug to
 Sun 3 Aug

Croft Circuit, Croft on Tees, DL2 2PL. Croft Nostalgia Weekend.Action packed weekend for all the family. 18 races over 2 days, 400 Classic & Military Vehicles. 1940's Fashion Show, Live entertainment. Sat. £13, Sun.£18, Wk-end £23. Children 15yrs & under free but must be accompanied by an adult. tel: 01325 721815 web: http://www.croftcircuit.co.uk

Sun 3 Aug

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. 'Italian Memories' - North Country Theatre repeat their interactive interpretation of Bridget Talbot's war work during the First World War. 2pm - 5pm. Included in admission to the Hall or Gardens. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sun 3 Aug

Scampston Walled Garden, Malton YO17 8NG. Story walks for children 4+. Hoglets Children's Theatre. Mama Hoglet will take you on a tour of the fascinating and surprising grounds of the Hall where you will meet some of the characters who lived and worked at Scampston in the past. 11am and 2pm. web: http://www.scampston.co.uk/gardens.html

Sun 3 Aug

St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby. Service of Peace, recalling the Great War, organised by Churches Together in Thirsk. 6.30pm.

Sun 3 Aug

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. 'James Herriot's Favourite View'. A classic walk that soaks up James Herriot's favourite view of the Vale of Mowbray & beyond. It's a 4 mile, wheelchair accessible, route above Roulston Scar to the famous White Horse of Kilburn, returning via the stupendously sited Yorkshire Gliding Club. 10am-12noon. Free. tel: 01439 772737 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/

Sun 3 Aug

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. Moor Fest. Enjoy free events & activities at our annual Moorland Festival. A great day out for all the family in the place where moorland matters. 11am-4.30pm. Free admission. tel: 01439 772737 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/

Sun 3 Aug

Tockwith YO26 7QH. Tockwith & District Agricultural Show. 9am. tel: 07702 264715 web: http://www.tockwithshow.org.uk

Mon 4 Aug

Dalton Play Area (next to Village Hall). Fun in the Park. Activities for children aged 1 to 14. Please bring a picnic. 11am-1pm. £1/family. tel: 01609 533068 email: thirskcc@northyorks.gov.uk

Mon 4 Aug

Thirsk Market Place. Royal British Legion Band will play World War Favourites, followed by minute's silence at 11am. 10.15am.

Mon 4 Aug

Thirsk Market Place. Candlelit Service to mark when war was declared 100 years ago, organised by Churches Together in Thirsk. 10.30pm.

Tue 5 Aug

St. Hedda´s Primary School, Egton Bridge YO21 1UX. Gooseberry Show. Open to the public from 2 pm. web: http://www.egtongooseberryshow.org.uk

Tue 5 Aug

Walk near Leyburn. Meet Spennithorne (SE 137 887) for 5-mile walk on good paths through farms and villages. 5.30pm. tel: 01969 625126 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Tue 5 Aug

White Rose Bookcafe, Thirsk Market Place. Peter Robinson, author of the DCI Banks novels, will give a talk & sign copies of his 22nd DCI Banks story 'Abbatoir Blues'. 7 for 7.30pm. tel: 01845 524353 web: http://www.whiterosebooksnews.com

Wed 6 Aug

Dalby Forest. Discovery Club - Woodland Experience. Explore your senses. Learn to see like a rabbit & hear like a fox. 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

Wed 6 Aug

Maltongate, Thornton-le-Dale YO18 7AE. Thornton-le-Dale Show. All day from 9am. £9, 5-16yrs £5, under 5s free. tel: 01751 476500 email: show@thorntonledale.com web: http://www.thorntonledale.com

Wed 6 Aug

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Fondant Fun' Come along & create & decorate Summer-themed goodies. Drop-in workshop. 10.30am - 1.30pm. £3 per biscuit/item. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 1 Aug to
 Thu 7 Aug

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Jersey Boys (15). he story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 7 Aug

Goathland walk. Meet Goathland (NZ 834 015) for 5-mile stroll via Mallyan Spout and across moors. 10am. tel: 01642 711114 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 7 Aug

Helmsley Walled Garden. Meet the Bees. Come & see how honey bees work to provide us with honey. Look into our hives & work with our bee-keepers. Limited to 4 people. 4pm (session lasts for 2 hrs). £20. tel: 01439 771427 web: http://www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

Thu 7 Aug

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. Teddy Bears' Picnic. Dress up & bring your favourite bear to a day of family fun in the Hall & Grounds (all indoors if wet) Children & bears must be with an adult. 11am - 4pm. £4 adut or child (under 2's free). tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Thu 7 Aug

Tan Hill Moor walk. Start Tan Hill Pub NY 896 066. 9 miles on open moor land. with two concrete fords gills to cross, short descents/ascents and spongy in parts. 10am. tel: 01845 574883 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Mon 4 Aug to
 Fri 8 Aug

Quaker Meeting House, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Choices 1914, remember World War 1. 10am-4.00pm. Free. email: jeremyshaw2013@gmail.com

Fri 8 Aug

Hinderwell. Horse & Agricultural Show. tel: 01947 841126 email: aelfleda@btinternet.com web: http://www.hinderwellshow.co.uk

Thu 7 Aug to
 Sat 9 Aug

Harrogate Theatre. 'The Witches' presented by Harrogate Youth Theatre. (The Witches is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French,Ltd.). tickets: Box office: 01423 502116 web: http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Sat 9 Aug

Kirkby Fleetham, Northallerton DL7 0SA. Kirkby Fleetham Feast. 2-5pm. adult £1, child/conc 50p. web: http://www.kirkbyfleethamfeast.org

Sat 9 Aug

Sedgefield TS21 2BX. Sedgefield Show. Gates open 10am, marquees open noon. £6, child & conc £4, under 5s free. tel: 01740 629716 web: http://www.sedgefieldshow.co.uk

Sat 9 Aug

Stockton Parish Gardens off High Street, TS18 1SP. Maker's Market & Craft Fair. 10am-3pm. Free.

Sun 10 Aug

Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA. Ripley Agricultural Show. Adult £8. Child (5-16) £4. Under 5s free. tel: 01943 466654 web: http://www.ripleyshow.co.uk

Sun 10 Aug

Swinton Bivouac, High Knowle Lane, Ilton, HG4 4JZ. Family guided walk. Join Angela Harker from 'Feet in the Clouds' for a 3 mile walk & come back to the café for a 2 course early supper. Adults £15, Children £7.50. tel: 01765 353020 email: hello@thebivouac.co.uk web: http://www.thebivouac.co.uk

Sun 10 Aug

The Golden Lion, High St, Northallerton. Tea dance. 2pm-4.45pm. £5.

Sun 10 Aug

Thoralby, Leyburn DL8 3SU. Village Fete. 2 - 5pm.

Fri 8 Aug to
 Mon 11 Aug

Whitby. Regatta.

Mon 11 Aug

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

Mon 11 Aug

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat racing - Monday Blue's Night. First race 5.25pm. tel: 01845 578392 web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Tue 12 Aug

Tees walk. Start at The Chequers, Dalton-on-Tees NZ 296 080. 6-mile riverside stroll via Eryholme to Hurworth, returning via Croft. 5.30pm. tel: 01609 881659 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

July

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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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 Wed 20 Aug

Only Wed. Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk. Get Running - Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers Beginners Group - the sessions are led by experienced runners who are also UK Athletics qualified coaches. 7pm. tel: 01845 526550 tickets: Fran Jeffery web: http://www.runengland.org

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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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 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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 Tue 19 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre Tearooms. Ephemeral Light - images of NY Moors landscapes by photographer John Potter. 10am-5pm daily. free entry. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.k/events

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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 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 17 Aug

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. Aspects of the Moors painting, sculpture, ceramics etc. Meet the artists 26th July 12-3. 10-5 daily; August 9.30-5.30 daily. free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

August

Fri 1 Aug to
 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

Fri 1 Aug to
 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

Mon 4 Aug to
 Fri 15 Aug

Not Sat or Sun. Bolton Castle, Near Leyburn, DL8 4ET. Mary Queen of Scots - a captive queen. 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

Tue 5 Aug to
 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

Thu 7 Aug to
 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

Fri 8 Aug to
 Thu 14 Aug

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. How to Train your Dragon 2 (PG). Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons. 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

Sat 9 Aug to
 Sun 17 Aug

Kettlewell BD23 5QZ. Scarecrow Festival. 10 - 5pm. Adult's trail sheet - £1, Children's - 50p. tel: 01756 761307 web: http://www.kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk

Wed 13 Aug

Dalby Forest. Discovery Club - Woodland Art Attack. Sculptures, clay, faces & leaf prints. Let your imagination run wild. 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

Wed 13 Aug

Danby, Whitby YO21 2NP. Agricultural Show. Adult £5. Conc £4. Child (5-16) £2, Under 5s free. tel: 01287 660416 web: http://www.danbyshow.co.uk

Wed 13 Aug

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

Fri 15 Aug to
 Thu 21 Aug

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Transformers: Age of Extinction (12A). An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 16 Aug

Gargrave. Gargrave Show. web: http://www.gargraveshow.org.uk

Sat 16 Aug

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. Proms & Puds with Leyburn Band. An evening of Music in the grounds. Bring a picnic, homemade puds on sale!. 7pm (picnics fom 6pm). £13. Friends/Volunteers of Kiplin Hall £11. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 16 Aug

Milburn Arms Field, Rosedale Abbey. Rosedale Show: Presentation of trophies on completion of Ring Judging approx 4pm. Opens 9am. Adults £5,S.C's£4,Ch.£3,under5 free. tel: 01751 417740 web: http://www.rosedaleshow.co.uk

Sat 16 Aug to
 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

Sun 17 Aug

Stalling Busk, Askrigg DL8 3DH. Stalling Busk Fete. 3pm in the school room. Free. tel: 01969 667050

Sun 17 Aug to
 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

Mon 18 Aug to
 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

Mon 18 Aug to
 Fri 22 Aug

East Thirsk Community Hall (off Hambleton Place YO7 1DS). Holiday Club 5-11 year olds by the Family Life Church. Games, activities, drama, quizzes, prizes, stories, snacks, arts, crafts and lots of fun. Mon-Thu 10am-noon, Fri 10am-2pm (party). tel: 01609 772868 web: http://www.flcthirsk.co.uk/events.html

Mon 18 Aug

Sowerby play area (5m walk from Market Place). 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

Mon 18 Aug

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat racing - Family Day. First race 2.15pm. tel: 01845 578392 web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Tue 19 Aug

Dalby Forest. NoEGO Challenge. Conquer the forest. 10K or Half-marathon. Choose your distance & enter on line. Can you beat Mother Nature. web: http://www.noegochallenge

Tue 19 Aug

Helmsley Castle YO62 5AB. Outdoor theatre: 'Much Ado About Nothing', William Shakespeare. 6.45 for 7.30pm. £15 with conc. Cheaper in advance. tel: 0870 333 1183 tickets: Phone or on gate

Wed 20 Aug

Dalby Forest. Discovery Club - Woodland Adventure. Make mini-shelters & try your hand at tracking & camouflage. 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

Wed 20 Aug

Egton, Whitby YO21 1TZ. Horse & Agricultural Show. 8.30am-5pm. Adult £6, child £2. tel: 01947 604329 web: http://www.egtonshow.co.uk

Thu 21 Aug

Popping Lane, Kaber, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4EF. Brough Agricultural Show. tel: 01768 342073 web: http://www.brough-show.org.uk

Fri 22 Aug to
 Sun 24 Aug

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

Fri 22 Aug

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. 'Romeo & Juliet' presented by the Lord Chamberlain's Men. 10 Year Anniversary Production. Bring your own picnic or enjoy a pre-theatre supper in the tea room. 7.30pm Picnics from 6.30pm. £15 Adults £8 Child (£13 Friends/Volunteer/Concession ). tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

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 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

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 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

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

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. bank Holiday Monday Bug Bonanza. In the Enchanted wood. Story telling, bug hunting, bug trails, tombola & many more things to keep the kids amused. 11am - 4pm. Charges might apply for some activities. Forest vehicle entrance charge applies. tel: 07765 243672 web: http://www.forestry.gov.uk

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 from9am. Public 50p. Sellers cars £5, vans £8. tel: 01845 524609 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk

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

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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/

Sun 31 Aug

Chop Gate: Between Stokesly & Helmsley on B1257, TS9 7JS. Bilsdale Show. £6, child £3. web: http://www.bilsdaleshow.co.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

September

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

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

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

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/

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

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 for all year colour, looking at design, structure & preparation for spring planting. 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

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

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. noon till 4pm. free. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Sat 13 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

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

Sun 14 Sep

Chursh Hall, Swainby, DL6 3EA. Antique. Crafts & Collectables Fair. Quality Antiques, Gifts, Crafts & Collectables. 10 am - 4 pm. 60p admission. tel: 01642 711036 email: lottie@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

Sat 20 Sep to
 Sun 28 Sep

Richmond. Walking & Book Festival. email: info@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

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

Thu 25 Sep to
 Sun 28 Sep

Pateley Bridge. Pateley Bridge Walking Festival - come and visit Nidderdale and see its hidden treasures in the company of experienced locals. £3 (Book early to avoid disappointment). tel: 01423 712088 web: http://www.pbwf.co.uk

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

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
 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

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