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Sowerby Music

Music — St. Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG.

Tel 01845 518001 Website http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

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Clubs for children

Football Tots East Thirsk Community Hall, off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 01765 620374   07595 297639 W: http://www.football-tots.net
Runs in Thirsk and Ripon, Soccer specific physical play programme for boys and girls from 2 to 5 years old. Children welcome. Great fun way to spend time together with your child
Girl Guides Tel 01904 676076 W: http://www.girlguidingnyne.org.uk
Helen O'Grady Drama Classes Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01904 492998 W: http://wwwhelenogradyyork.co.uk
The aim is to help young people, 5-17 years, develop Enthusiasm, Confidence, Self Esteem, Conversational ability & Social Skills Mondays 5pm to 6pm Children welcome. Drama classes are for children after school on Mondays 5pm to 6pm
North Yorkshire Scouts 43b Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA. Tel 01845 523858 W: http://www.nys.org.uk
On line form to join Beavers, cubs and scouts at www.scouts.org.uk. Online form to volunteer as an adult leader or supporter Children welcome. Accessible.
Parent, baby & toddler group East Thirsk Community Hall, Off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS.
Tue 1.15-3pm, Wed & Thu 9.15-11am. Fun, Play, Music, Painting and more. Parents stay for the activities. From young babies to 3yrs old. Children welcome.
Rhythm Time Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LL. Tel 01765 650375 W: http://www.rhythmtime.net
Thirsk Children's Centre Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 01609 533068 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk
Main site, Thirsk Community Primary School. Also Easingwold Children's Centre and The Galtres Centre, Alanbrooke School, Linton-on-Ouse. Pre school activities & courses and Youth Clubs. Children welcome. Stay & Play sessions
Thirsk Clock Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 524494   07880 292451 W: http://www.thirskclock.com
Social activities and support services for young people. It also provides services to the wider community.
Toy Library Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 587042
Exercise classes for pregnant & new mums. Mon 10-11am ??3

Dancing

25 Dance Club Northallerton Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Tel 01609 772613
Old Time & Sequence dancing. 1st Tuesday & 3rd Saturday of the month 7.30-10.30pm. Open to all. Accessible.
Butterfly School of Dance 2A Westgate, (rear of Rural Arts), Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522570 W: http://www.butterfliesdance.com
Children's Ballet, Tap and Modern.Adult Tap and Ballet Classes are also available, as are Wedding Dance Lessons, GCSE Dance and A Level Dance. Children welcome. Dance classes
Line dancing Sowerby Methodist Church Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JQ. Tel 01748 822248   07801 433993
Mondays 7.30-9.30pm
Mowbray Folk Dance Group Methodist Church Hall, North End, Northallerton. Tel 01609 775381
Social Ceilidh dancing. Meet in Northallerton Methodist Church Hall, Tues 7.30 - 9.30pm Sept - May. Children welcome. Teenagers with parent/guardian
Northallerton Caledonian Soc. Zion Hall, High St (opposite M&S), Northallerton. Tel 01609 776025 W: http://northallertoncaledonian.weebly.com
RSCDS-affiliated Scottish country dance group. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm (adults). New dancers welcome. No partner required.

Exercise & slimming

Aerobic and exercise Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523120
Keep Fit - Mondays 2pm to 3pm
Age UK North Yorkshire Gillings Court, Thirsk YO7 1SZ. Tel 01609 771624
Extend: Gentle Exercise to Music for the over 60's and less able people of all ages. Every Tuesday 2pm-3.30pm. £2.50 per session including Tea & Biscuits.
Hambleton Leisure Centre Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UZ. Tel 01609 777070 W: http://www.hambleton.gov.uk/zest
Health & Fitness Gym with the latest in cardiovascular and weight equipment. 25m Leisure Pool with flume, waterfall, waves and geysers. Poolside Sauna. Health & Fitness Studio. Sports Hall. Floodlit pitch. Children welcome. Feature pool. Gym access @ limited times Accessible. Slope into pool via shower chair Dogs welcome with conditions.
Helmsley Open Air Pool Baxtons Lane, Helmsley, York YO62 5BH. Tel 01439 408010   01439 772572 / 01439 770557 W: http://www.helmsleysports.org/page14.htm
Open during mid-Jun to early Sep. Children welcome. Fun sessions
North'ton Indoor Bowling Club The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 770356
Thursday, 12.45pm to 3.45pm. £3 per session + joining fee of £10 (but your first session is FREE!). A social afternoon of indoor carpet bowling with the benefit of gentle exercise, light competition and companionship.
Pilates Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. Tel 01609 774325
In village hall, Mondays noon-1pm
Pilates Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 574053   07887 581364 W: http://moorlanetherapies.co.uk
Small group classes and private tuition in Pilates and Nordic Walking. Cardio Tennis classes available seasonally. Instructor with therapy qualifications. Thursdays 6.15pm to 8.30pm
Pilates4Life Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07732 253315 W: http://www.pilates4life.me.uk
9.30-10.30am Thirsk Town Hall.
Slimming World Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. W: http://www.slimmingworld.com
Monday 9.30am, 11.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Children welcome. only accompanying adult
Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 01845 522447 W: http://www.hambletonleisure.co.uk
Modern facility with a new top of the range Health & Fitness gym and studio and changing place facility. 25 metre main pool, a 12.5 metre teaching pool and a Sauna. Floodlit Pitch located at the High School. During school breaks our Hyper Holidays activities make us very popular! Children welcome. Teaching pool Accessible. Changing places room with hoist, shower & toilet
Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Group Tel 07531 093357 (Jacqueline)   07866 428093 (Julie)
A ladies cycling group and "goes at the pace of the slowest members". Our aim is to build in confidence and cycling skills. Meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 10am at the clock in the Market Place. Sometimes we stop at a cafe, and if the weather is awful we may just stay in a Thirsk cafe and chat.
T'ai Chi Thirsk Leisure Centre, Chapel St, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 07557 965042
Tai Chi classes for beginners: Mon - Thornton le Beans Village Hall 6pm; Tue - Thirsk Leisure Centre - 10am; Wed - Osmotherley village hall 10.30am; Wed - Tang Soo Do, Thornton le Beans Village Hall 4.45pm; Thu - Hambleton Leisure C 10.30am.
T'ai Chi Qigong Association Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 523734 W: http://www.valeofyork-qigong.co.uk
Tuesdays 12.45-1.45pm beginners; 2-3pm improvers.
Weightwatchers Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. W: http://www.weightwatchers.co.uk
Tuesdays 10am and 6pm. Children welcome. 10-16 year olds can join if accompanied and with doctor's letter. Accessible.
WorkItOut Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07713 156014 W: http://www.workitoutpt.com
Kettlefit. Tue 7.15pm, Wed 9.45am, Thu 7pm.
Yoga Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01609 760218
Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am & 6pm to 9pm
Yoga (Iyengar) Friends Meeting House, 24 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01609 883293 / 07990 784081 W: http://www.northyorkshireyoga.co.uk
Iyengar Yoga Classes. Every Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm. All abilities from beginners to more experienced students. Help improve stamina, strength, posture and flexibility. Also classes in Osmotherley & Northallerton.
Zumba Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07800 794216 W: http://joanna85.zumba.com
Zumba Gold: Tuesdays 11am-11.45am and Thursday 10am-10.45am. Zumba fitness: Monday and Thursday 6pm-7pm.
Zumba Sessay Village Hall, Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3BE. Tel 07800 794216 W: http://joanna85.zumba.com
Zumba Gold Monday 9.30am-10.15am. Zumba fitness (high impact) Wednesday 6pm-7pm.

Golf

Aldwak Manor Golf Club & Spa Hotel Aldwark, Alne, York YO61 1UF. Tel 01347 838146 W: http://www.qhotels.co.uk/golf
Ampleforth College Golf Club Castle Drive, Oswaldkirk, Gilling East, York YO62 4HP. Tel 01439 788274 W: http://www.ampleforthgolf.co.uk
9/18 hole Green Fees - Honesty Box Children welcome. Junior golf Accessible. No buggies Dogs welcome with conditions.
Bedale Golf Club Leyburn Rd, Bedale DL8 1EZ. Tel 01677 422451 W: http://www.bedalegolfclub.com
Children welcome. In restaurant & junior competitions. Accessible.
Blackwell Grange Golf Club Snipe Lane, Darlington DL2 2SA. Tel 01325 464458 W: http://www.blackwellgrangegolf.com
18 hole Golf Course, 15 bay floodlit Driving Range & full Clubhouse facilities. Children welcome. Accessible.
Catterick Golf Club Leyburn Rd, Catterick Garrison DL9 3QE. Tel 01748 833268 W: http://www.catterickgolfclub.co.uk
Green Fees, Visiting Parties, Corporate Golf Days, Golf Membership, Golf Shop, Golf Lessons, Brasserie Restaurant. Children welcome. Junior Membership, Junior Lessons. Accessible.
Darlington Golf Club Haughton Grange, Darlington DL1 3JD. Tel 01325 355324 W: http://www.darlington-gc.co.uk
Dinsdale Spa Golf Club Neasham Road, Middleton St George, Darlington DL2 1DW. Tel 01325 332297 W: http://www.dinsdalespagolfclub.co.uk
18 hole golf course with extensive practice grounds, putting green, resident Golf Professional, Trolley repair service, bar & Catering facilities. Visitors welcome - ring 01325 332515. Children welcome. Junior section Accessible. disabled parking & stairlift
Easingwold Golf Club Stillington Rd, Easingwold, York YO61 3ET. Tel 01347 822474 W: http://www.easingwoldgolfclub.co.uk
Children welcome. Accessible.
Forest of Galtres Golf Club Moorlands Rd, Skelton, York YO32 2RF. Tel 01904 766198 W: http://www.forestofgaltres.co.uk
We are an 18 hole golf course with covered driving range. Our Clubhouse is open to visitors and our PGA Professional is on hand to offer instruction and to sell golf equipment. We welcome Golf Societies and individual golfers on every day of the week subject to availability.
Fulford (York) Golf Club Limited Heslington Lane, Heslington, York YO10 5DY. Tel 01904 413579 W: http://www.fulfordgolfclub.co.uk
Harrogate Golf Club Forest Lane Head, Harrogate HG2 7TF. Tel 01423 862999 W: http://www.harrogate-gc.co.uk
Golf membership, green fees & Golf Days Children welcome. Learning to play for free Accessible.
Knaresborough Golf Club Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough HG5 0QQ. Tel 01423 862690 W: http://www.knaresboroughgolfclub.co.uk
We are a friendly Members Golf Club who welcome visiting parties and casual golfers. We cater for the full range of golfers with 2 PGA qualified professionals, practice areas and a practice green. From beginner to category 1 golfer we have what you want for quality golf. Children welcome. Young children must be supervised by adults but will be made very welcome. Accessible.
Masham Golf Club Swinton Rd, Masham HG4 4NS. Tel 01765 688054 W: http://www.mashamgolfclub.co.uk
An attractive mature parkland 9-hole golf course dissected by the River Burn, which welcomes both new members and visitors. Children welcome. Junior Lessons available
Middlesbrough Golf Club Brass Castle Lane, Marton, Middlesbrough TS8 9EE. Tel 01642 311515 W: http://www.middlesbroughgolfclub.co.uk
Golf course, bar & restaurant. Accessible. Golf Buggies are available to hire
Pannal Golf Club (Harrogate) Ltd Follifoot Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1ES. Tel 01423 872628 W: http://www.pannalgolfclub.co.uk
Children welcome. With official golf handicap Accessible.
Richmond (Yorks) Golf Club Bend Hagg, Richmond DL10 5EX. Tel 01748 823231 W: http://www.richmondyorksgolfclub.co.uk
Ripon City Golf Club Palace Rd, Ripon HG4 3HH. Tel 01765 603640 W: http://www.riponcitygolfclub.com
Children welcome. Families welcome. Junior golfing. Accessible.
Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club Northallerton Road, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4AB. Tel 01845 525115 W: http://www.tngc.co.uk
Children welcome. Junior Lessons Junior Members
UK Foot Golf Skelton Park, Shipton Road, Skelton, York YO30 1XW. Tel 01904 470549 / 0800 689 9552 W: http://www.ukfootgolf.com
Children welcome. For family young and old Accessible. Including motor scooters
Wensleydale Golf Ltd Akebar Park, Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY. Tel 01677 450201 W: http://www.akebarpark.com
York Golf Club Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York YO32 5XF. Tel 01904 490304 W: http://www.yorkgolfclub.co.uk
18 Hole Golf Course. Accessible.
York Golf Range Towthorpe Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST. Tel 01904 499275 W: http://www.yorkgolfrange.co.uk
The premier golf practice and learning facility in the York area. 18 Bay floodlit driving range with automated tees, 9 hole pay and play golf course, 9 hole Footgolf course and Crazy Golf. Children welcome. Crazy golf, junior club hire, 9-hole under 10's golf course Accessible. All ground level with access to shop, cafe, reception and golf range. Disabled toilet and parking space. Crazy Golf not wheelchair friendly. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Music

Loosely, Folk The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LL. Tel 01845 523767   07436  071332 W: http://www.facebook.com/looselyfolk
Organises local folk concerts.
Mowbray Singers Sowerby Methodist Church Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JJ. Tel 01609 748287 W: http://www.mowbraysingers.co.uk
A mixed choir singing mixed but mostly classical repertoire. We meet for rehearsals at Sowerby Methodist Church Hall every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Contact Secretary if interested in joining. Accessible.
N York Fire & Rescue Pipe Band Fire Station, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1PU. Tel 07526809381 W: http://www.northyorkshirefireband.org
Meet every Tuesday night in Thirsk Fire Station 6.00-9.30pm. Come if you play bagpipes or drums or if you are a musician who fancies learning. All ages welcome.
Northallerton Male Voice Choir Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. W: http://www.northallertonmalevoicechoir.moonfruit.com
Ripon Cathedral Concert Soc. Little Orchard, Mickley, Ripon HG4 3JE. Tel 01765 635244 W: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk
Concerts take place once a month, normally on Monday's in the quire of Ripon Cathedral, and start at 7.30. Refreshments are available during the interval.
Ripon Choral Society Ripon Cathedral, Ripon HG4 1QS. Tel    07702967828 W: http://www.riponchoralsociety.org.uk
A friendly community choir of 170 singing members which meets on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm, at St John's Church, Sharow. New members are always welcome Children welcome. Young people (with parents) are welcome to join - please make enquiries in advance to the Secretary Accessible. Limited parking. Please make enquiries in advance to the Secretary if interested in joining.
Ripon Concert Society Ripon Cathedral, Ripon SATNAV: HG4 1LX. Tel 01765 635244 W: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk
Recitals and chamber music from international artists.
Singing group Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524507   07508 803484
Singing, Monday 11am-noon. Accessible.
Sowerby Music St. Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01845 518001   07899 746385 / 01845 597058 W: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk
Classical music concerts held monthly in St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, YO7 1JG Next Concert Saturday 8 April, 7.30pm Great Schubert The Gildas Quartet with Alexander Baillie, cello Children welcome. Free admission 18 and under if with adult Accessible. Level access route from street to church
St Cecilia Orchestra Ripon Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church, Ripon HG4 2EY. Tel 01765 677413 W: http://www.st-cecilia.org.uk/
More than just a community orchestra. At its most spectacular it is an exceptionally fine and very large symphony orchestra, often working with top class international soloists.
Thirsk RBL Band Askham Bryan College, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Tel 01845 523511 W: http://thirskrblband.weebly.com
Tuesdays 7-9.30pm. Children welcome. Learn to play an instrument
Thirsk Sinfonia Villa Cottage, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 07981 819766 W: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk
The first (that we can find) full sized orchestra in the market town of Thirsk with George Morton as our esteemed conductor. Thirsk Sinfonia aims to give both musicians performing and the audience a varied and challenging repertoire of classical music that will be interesting and enjoyable to all ages.
U3A Music appreciation Sowerby Parochial Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG.
3rd Tuesday of the month from 2.30pm to 4pm Accessible. Scooters are not a problem.

Social & hobbies

Craft & chat group Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL8 3SN.
Tuesdays 1 to 4pm. Informal group of people from the local area. Opportunity to learn new crafts and to meet others. Accessible.
Dalton (Thirsk) Ladies Club Dalton Village Hall, Willow Bridge Lane, Dalton, Thirsk YO7 3BN. Tel 01845 501245
Speakers and social
Darrowby & Dist. Riding Club Northallerton Equestrian Ctr., Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0PQ. Tel 07778 489311 W: http://www.darrowbyrc.co.uk
A small friendly Riding Club in Thirsk affiliated to the British Horse Society. Helps members improve their riding and horse care skills and gives opportunity to compete in BHS Riding Club competitions.
Decorative & Fine Arts Society Tel 01642 712139 W: http://hambletondfas.org.uk
Hambleton branch of National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. Regular lectures are held at Solberge Hall, Newby Wiske. Further information about the organisation from www.nadfas.org
Family History Society W: http://www.clevelandfhs.org.uk
Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society
French classes Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522342
French evening classes for Post GCSE will be starting on Thursday, March 9th at Rural Arts in Thirsk. There will also be classes for 'almost' beginners, starting on Tuesday, March 14th. For details, please email : thirsk.evening. classes.french@gmail.com or phone 01845 522342 after March 6th.
Friends of Moorsbus Tel 01751 477216 W: http://www.moorsbus.org
Passengers and supporters who have come together to form Friends of Moorsbus and Moorsbus Community Interest Company. We are starting again to build up a public transport network for routes into, around, and close to The North York Moors.
Great Smeaton History Group Wentdale, Great Smeaton, Northallerton DL6 2EH. Tel 01609 881456
Study history of Great Smeaton . Accessible. We meet in Village Hall - ramp & disabled toilet
Hillside Gardens & Social Club Knayton Village Hall, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ.
Meet in Knayton Village Hall at 7.30pm on third Wednesday of month with speakers on gardens & plants. May-Aug are visits to gardens in North Yorkshire. No meeting in December.
Lacemaking Club Romanby Women's Institute Hall, The Close, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BQ. Tel 01677 424388
We meet in the WI hall at Romanby, in the kitchen, 7.15 to 9.15pm. the first Wednesday in the month. All year except January and February. Newcomers or experienced new members welcome (club has contacts for classes). Accessible. Car parking & ramp.
Mowbray Probus Club Royal British Legion, 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 525771
Meet at Royal British Legion, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL
N Yorks County Record Office Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Tel 01609 777585 W: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3136
We make available local and family history records for North Yorkshire dating from the 12th to the 21st century Accessible.
National Women's Register Tel 01603 407003/ 01609 778108 W: http://nwr.org.uk
Northallerton is the local branch of an international organisation of women's discussion groups. Informal, regular discussion meetings are held in members' homes with other activities such as walking, supper club, lunches, coffee, cultural outings available. More details from website.
NE Yorkshire Geology Trust 5 Station Workshops, Station Road, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby YO22 4TG. Tel 01947 881000   07717 538058 W: http://www.neyorksgeologytrust.com
A group of individuals with a passion for our region and a range of skills we apply to protecting our environment and sharing its value with as wide an audience as possible. An independent, not-for-profit organisation, involved in geoconservation:
Northallerton Camera Club Methodist Church Hall, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2QT. Tel 01609 775531 W: http://www.northallertoncameraclub.co.uk
The club has, with breaks during WWII, met continuously since its inauguration in 1933 and our members enjoy a dynamic programme with an interesting and varied series of events each season. Every evening is a pleasant social occasion, at which members can share tips and experiences on all aspects of photography.
Northallerton Local Hist. Soc. Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. W: http://www.northyorkshistory.co.uk
Provides a month talk on the second Tuesday of each month. Promotes research into local history - Northallerton & District. Accessible.
Northallerton Probus Club Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton. Tel 01609 761414   07703 772424 W: http://nmpc.moonfruit.com
First and Third Tuesday of each month at 10am.
Northallerton Rotary Club c/o Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF. Tel 01609 780525 W: http://www.northallertonrotary.org.uk/
Meet on Fridays at 12.30pm at the Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF. We are always keen for new members. Female or Male. Accessible.
Northallerton Round Table Tel 07702 523264 W: http://www.northallerton.roundtable.co.uk
A group of local lads from the surrounding area of Northallerton who meet up at least twice a month.To have a laugh and participate in some great activities and give something back to the local community. For men aged 18-45.
NY East Federation of WIs WI House, Front St, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415 W: http://www.thewi.org.uk
N'ton Life Drawing & Art Group Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 07845 907756 W: http://www.drawnorth.co.uk
Meet Fridays 7pm during term times. £40 per eight week term. Booking essential. Accessible.
Painting Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01609 780087
Fridays 10am to 1pm
Royal British Legion 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845  523184   07764740935 (Pete Coyne)
Children welcome. Large beer garden to play in. Accessible. Limited Dogs welcome with conditions.
Sowerby Flower Club 12 St Oswalds Close, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JX. Tel 01845 524555 / 526209
Meet monthly at 12.30pm to 4.30pm on first Thursday at Sowerby Parochial Hall, flower arranging demos, workshops, garden visits etc Accessible.
Sowerby Women's Institute 59 Admiral's Court, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1. Tel more info - Mrs D Pedley 01845 523413
Part of the National Federation of Women's Institutes which provides educational opportunities to women and the chance to build new skills, take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on local and national issues of concern to them.
St Mary's Women's Fellowship St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Tel 01845 524904
Meets 7.30pm in the crypt on the 4th Monday of the month except December
TCV 3-7 Leake Street, York YO10 3BR. Tel 01904 694300 W: http://www.tcv.org.uk
Conservation volunteering opportunities during the week including footpath construction, tree planting and haymeadow restoration.
The Hardy Plant Society W: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/northyorks
Meetings are at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to May (excluding December) at the Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton, DL7 9RL (map) (on the A684 about half-way between the A1 and Northallerton).
Thirkleby Local History Socy Thirkleby,. Tel Mrs J Coupe 01845 501375
Thirlby Local History Group Tel 01845 597077
Meets in Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ, at 7.30pm on the third Monday monthly. No membership but a charge of £3 per meeting. 1 or 2 outings each summer and a festive supper in December.
Thirsk & N'ton Beekeepers Ass. Borrowby,. Tel 01845 537323
Thirsk Bridge Club Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James's Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 523582 W: http://www.bridgewebs.com/thirsk
Tue 7pm. £2.50 for members, and £3.50 for non-members (SIM Pairs extra). Tea/Coffee available. Accessible. Ramp & car parking
Thirsk in Bloom The Covert, Back Lane, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1TB. Tel 01845 525597
Volunteers plan, plant & maintain the flowers in the Market Place & surrounding areas. Financially supported by local businesses & council.
Thirsk Ladies Probus Club Thirsk YO7. Tel 01845 526246
Meet at the Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk, on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am.
Thirsk Model Aeroplane Club Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523119
Fridays 7pm to 9pm
Thirsk Model Railway Club Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 578273 W: http://www.expo-thirsk.co.uk
Meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm in the meeting room at Sowerby Parochial Church Hall. Accessible.
Thirsk Museum Society 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Tel 01845 527707 W: http://thirskmuseum.org
Over ninety members, all sharing an interest in local history. Even when the Museum is closed, the Society is busy organising year-round events and providing the support on which the Museum depends for its success. Children welcome. Must be accompanied Accessible. Ground floor rooms accessible. A video "virtual tour" of other sections can be shown on request to duty steward.
Thirsk Rotary Club Tel 01845 597469 W: http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=249
Meet on Tuesdays at 6pm for 6.30pm, usualy in the Golden Fleece, but check beforehand if possible.
Thirsk Woodlands Group 51 Fairfield, Thirsk YO7 1FB. Tel 01845 868095   07929 416231 W: http://www.thirskwoodlands.btck.co.uk
Planting and maintaining local woodlands. We usually meet at Pearsons Wood on Saturdays at 9am to maintain the woodland and nursery. The seasons, weather and other events may affect this. Children welcome. for volunteer scheme such as Duke of Edinburgh awards. Dogs welcome
Thirsk Yarnbombers YO7. Tel 01845 524619
U3A Northallerton The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 774067 W: http://u3asites.org.uk/northallerton/welcome
U3A Thirsk Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front St, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JB. W: http://www.u3asites.org.uk/thirsk
Vale Radio Haxby Memorial Hall, The Village, Haxby, York YO32 3HT. Tel 01904 765900 W: http://www.thevaleonline.com
All-volunteer Internet based local community radio station with music, news and views 24 hours a day. Covers North, South, East and West of York City Centre. Covering Selby, Thirsk, Linton on Ouse, Howardian Hills into Ryedale.
Woodworkers Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523488
Saturdays 10am to 1pm Sundays 10am to 4pm

Sport

Badminton Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 522885
Wednesdays 2pm to 3.30pm - Jackie Bardon 01845 522842 Wednesdays 8pm to 9pm - Jan Laughton 01845 522885
Blue Star Football Club Hillside Rural Activities Park, Thirsk, YO7 1AX. W: http://https://www.facebook.com/pg/bluestarthirsk
Blue Star FC; a successful Sunday league football team based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Children welcome. Playground. Welcome as spectators. Dogs welcome
Dishforth Shooting Club Dishforth airfield, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3EZ. Tel 07449 835503 W: http://dishforthshootingclub.weebly.com
Safely brings together clay target shooters in games, tournaments, tuition and fault finding. We have no pretense and our only prerequisites are the legal ones. Anyone is welcome to the club. Flexibility and satisfaction is our aim. Fun is always on the agenda.
Easingwold Angels Ladies F.C. Tel 07989 095824
Ladies football matches on a Sunday afternoon. Looking for new players 16+.
Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club c/o 10 Winston Court, Northallerton DL6 1PY. W: http://www.hambletonpaddlers.co.uk/
Meets at Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre, Thirsk and Thirsk swimming pool. Aims to introduce anyone to the pleasures of kayaking and canoeing in a safe environment.
Leake Tennis Club West End Farm, Borrowby, Thirsk YO7 4QL. W: http://www.facebook.com/leaketennisclub
3 tennis courts providing an excellent playing surface all year round. Club times Tuesday & Sunday 10am (all year). Strong commitment to developing junior members. Match play. Coaching opportunities for all ages and abilities. Children welcome. Junior Coaching during summer ter. Junior League Matches Accessible.
Northallerton Angling Club The Garth, Danby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 0NA. Tel 01609 771117 W: http://www.nadac.org.uk
Some of the of the best fishing in North Yorkshire, with over four miles of fantanstic fishing water on the River Swale. Pond suitable for children & disabled due late 2016. Children welcome. Must be supervised Accessible.
Softball tennis Sowerby Parochial Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 2BD. Tel 01423 339433
Sowerby Angling Society Tel 01347 868294 W: http://sowerbyanglingsociety.com/
Particularly interested in juniors (16 and under) wishing to fish our stretch of the Codbeck. Fly fishing during the early part of the season, with both worm and fly fishing during the later part.
Sowerby Flatts Bowls Club The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 525701 W: http://bowlsclub.org/club/4015/
A club of about 40 members. we take part in four different bowling leagues in North Yorkshire and are open from May to September. Everyone is welcome to come to the club, situated on Sowerby Flatts. New players and seasoned bowlers are all welcome. Children welcome. accompanied by parent/guardian. Game not suitable for under 16s. Accessible. not suitable for wheelchair users. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Swaledale Outdoor Club 17 New Road, Richmond DL10 4QS. W: http://www.swaledaleoutdoorclub.org.uk
Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Cycling, Mountain biking, Orienteering, Skiing and Walking. In all activities standards range from novice to expert. Beginners and new members welcome.
Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 526550 W: http://www.thirskandsowerbyharriers.co.uk
Not sure a running club is for you? We cater for all running abilities – from those who run a 5k distance to a full marathon and beyond, both on or off road, offering support and encouragement to get you running and keep you running!
Thirsk 6-a-side Football Tel 01937 841440 W: http://footballmundial.com/leagues/view/39/thirsk-6-a-side
Matches are played every Monday evening between 7-9pm, at Thirsk Floodlit pitch. No joining fees, £28 weekly match fee per team. Teams play one match each week against a different team - two halves of 15 minutes. All matches officiated by Fully Qualified F.A. Referees.
Thirsk Athletic Sports & Scub Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 522910 W: http://www.thirskathleticclub.co.uk
Bowls, cricket, junior football, rugby, tennis, squash, running & hockey. Children welcome. Accessible. partial
Thirsk Bowling Club Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 522711 W: http://bowlsclub.org/club/4016/
Lawn bowls - practice, club play (leagues) competitions and social bowling Children welcome. Coaching given Accessible. Adapted walking sticks available. No wheelchairs or mobility scooters on green.
Thirsk Bowmen Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3BZ. Tel 01845 501050 W: http://www.thirskbowmen.org.uk
Open access all year round for members only.GNAS members please contact either of the telephone numbers for information
Thirsk Cricket Club Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 522910 W: http://www.thirsk.play-cricket.com
Thirsk Falcons FC (juniors) Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07977 446175 W: http://www.thirskfalcons.org.uk
Provides FA Charter Standard football coaching and TJFA league matches for local children in age groups ranging from 3 – 16 years upwards. Girsl & boys. Children welcome.
Thirsk Falcons FC (seniors) Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 07850 881257 W: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/thirskfalconsfc/
Senior football
Thirsk Hockey Club Tel 07766 208670 W: http://www.thirskhockeyclub.org.uk
Men's and women's senior & junior sections. Thirsk Floodlit Astro, entrance off Gravel Hole Lane, Sowerby
Thirsk Karate Club 24 Sycamore Business Park,, Dishforth Rd, Copt Hewick, Ripon HG4 5DF. Tel    07972 227772 W: http://www.byakko.co.uk
Children welcome. Fitness, health, sport & confidence Accessible.
Thirsk Karate Dojo BSKA Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 07427 918382 / 07564 347745 W: http://www.thirskkaratedojo.co.uk
Every Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm teaching Karate the safe and correct way, ages 6 to adult. Facebook ThirskKarateDojoBSKA. Children welcome.
Thirsk Rugby U Football Club Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. W: http://www.thirskrufc.co.uk
Meets at Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd. Seniors Thu 7pm, Juniors Sun 10.30am & Tue 6.30pm. Children welcome. Girls & boys aged 6 to 17 Accessible.
Thirsk Squash Club Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07790340837 W: http://www.facebook.com/thirsk-squash-racketball-club-225436270885277/?fref=ts
Located next to Thirsk Athletic Club
Thornton-le Moor Cricket Club Main Street, Thornton-le Moor, Thirsk DL7 9DW. W: http://tlmoor.play-cricket.com/
Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237 W: http://www.ygc.co.uk
First floor cafe and viewing area open to the public. Trial lessons with prior notice, gift vouchers available. Children welcome. Lounge with children's toys. Accessible. Wheelchairs limited to ground floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Walking

Boroughbridge Walks 1 Hall Square, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AN. Tel 01423 331235   07850 725246 W: http://www.boroughbridgewalks.org.uk
A local group of volunteers and walking enthusiasts committed to promoting, sharing and developing our super walks in the Lower Ure Valley. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Dales Walking Group (Singles) Tel 01535 644317 / 07929 298860 W: http://www.dales-walking-group.co.uk
Regular monthly walks of varying lengths, mainly Dales area.
Hambleton Ramblers W: http://hambletonramblers.co.uk
Regular Sunday walks of varying lengths
Hambleton Strollers 33 High St, Northallerton DL7 8EE. Tel 01609 771624 W: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/yorkshire-and-humber/hambleton-strollers-walking-for-health
Hambleton Strollers organises weekly led walks round Thirsk (and also in the other main towns of Hambleton District). Anyone can join the walks, but we especially welcome the over 50s, those with health risks such as heart disease/high blood pressure, people with inactive lifestyles, people recovering from health problems and needing simple exercise, people who think they would be too slow to join a normal walking group and those who would just like some company for walking. Walks are usually about an hour with half hour starter walks available and are on good level footpaths around the towns and on surrounding field paths when weather conditions allow. We move at a pace brisk enough for individuals to feel an increased heart rate and faster breathing. We never leave anyone behind and if you cannot walk and talk we say you are walking too fast. Thirsk walks start at 10.30am on a Wednesday, often with refreshments afterwards. See the walking for health website or our leaflet to find out more details Accessible. Whilst we cannot accommodate mobility scooters, people who can walk, even if slowly, are welcome.
Northallerton Ramblers W: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk
Northallerton Ramblers pride themselves on their friendliness and welcoming attitude to new members. You are welcome to walk with them before you join so that you can be sure that you are happy with our approach to walking. We organise weekly walks, of varying lengths, throughout the year, mostly on Thursdays together with some trips and social events. They are the local group of the Walking Charity “Ramblers” which campaigns on access issues. The Northallerton Group “looks after” the paths in most of Hambleton on behalf of Ramblers.
Northallerton Striders Northallerton. Tel 01609 766829 W: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk
Encourages people of all ages to get up and go walking by providing guided walks of about two hours - so people can enjoy some exercise in the countryside and have the confidence of knowing they will not get lost. The walks explore new routes, building up confidence and ensuring paths are passable. Route maps and guides are usually available so that walkers can go back and try the walk again. Regular walks are on alternate Fridays and Saturdays, 10.30am to about 1pm. The walks may start in town, but are more likely to start in a local village and walking on tracks, field footpaths and minor roads. We try to plan walks based on bus stops to accommodate those people who do not drive, but we also plan walks to end at a tea shop or pub for socializing afterwards.
U3A Thirsk & Sowerby Tel 01347 822204 W: http://u3asites.org.uk/thirsk
W.I. Walking Group W.I House, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415
Walking group for W.I. members

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