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Social & hobbies – May 2017

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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:
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:
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
Family History Society W:
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. or phone 01845 522342 after March 6th.
Friends of Moorsbus Tel 01751 477216 W:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
N'ton Life Drawing & Art Group Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 07845 907756 W:
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:
Conservation volunteering opportunities during the week including footpath construction, tree planting and haymeadow restoration.
The Hardy Plant Society W:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
U3A Thirsk Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front St, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JB. W:
Vale Radio Haxby Memorial Hall, The Village, Haxby, York YO32 3HT. Tel 01904 765900 W:
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