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Thu 5 Mar

Castlegarth, Thirsk. As part of the events to commemorate the direct link between Thirsk and the Magna Carta, the Mayor of Thirsk will receive a facsimile copy of the Charter from the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Barry Dodd CBE. Castlegarth was once the site of Thirsk Castle. Everyone invited. 10am. Free. tel: 01845 522030 email: david@tucker3.plus.com

Sat 7 Mar to
 Sun 8 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Lion King. Special FREE MATINEE event to celebrate 20 year as a volunteer run Cinema. 2.30pm. Free. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 7 Mar

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Finding My Past' Experienced Family History Societies, Library & Museum sources, book shop & military researcher. Six mini workshops inc. the Census, Wills and Probate, Workhouse records, War Diaries & Key sources for family historians in the Archives and Local History in the Library. Bring material such as photos & objects that show how people lived. We will record them & put the results on display, giving them to the Museum as a future source for researchers. Sponsored by Coles Solicitors and The Golden Fleece. 9.30am - 3.30pm. Free, workshops £4ea. tel: 01845 523712 email: joesalmon974@btinternet.com web: http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=249

Sat 11 Jul

Thirsk Hall grounds (entrance YO7 1QP). 'Picnic in the Park': JK as Robbie Williams, Jake & Elwood as The Blues Brothers & local band Citizen Smith. Bring your own picnic. Firework Finale. Early bird tickets on sale 1st - 31st March. Tickets from Thirsk Tourist Information, Zillah Bell Gallery, CB Furnishings (Thirsk & N'allerton), Calverts Rug Shop. Gates open 5pm. Performance from 7pm. Early Bird: £18, age 12-16 £10, 11 or under free with adult. web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

DON’T MISS: these will soon be over

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 Sat 28 Feb

Not Tue or Sun. Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'The History Boys' Pick Me Up Theatre. 7pm daily, Sat 28th matinee 2.30pm. £12. tel: 01904 623568

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 Sat 28 Feb

Not Mon Wed Thu. Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'Our Day Out', Pick Me Up Theatre. A very funny, heart-warming story. Mrs Kay's Progress Class are all on board for Alton Towers until Mr Briggs gets on board. Big dance numbers, instantly recognisable characters & songs. Sat & Sun 2.30pm/ Tue, Fri, Sat 7.30pm. £12. tel: 01904 623568

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 Sat 28 Feb

Only Sat. Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk. iPad Creativity. 2pm-4pm. £30 (two 2 hour sessions). tel: 01845 526536 email: janice@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

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 Sun 1 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Theory of Everything' (12A). 14.30/ Sun 20.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 28 Feb to
 Sun 1 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. Family Open Weekend. The Civic is throwing open its doors for 2 days.Family activities, with competitions, workshops, performances & guided tours. Noon-4pm. Free, but advance booking required. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Sun 1 Mar

Bliss Cafe. Cafe Church - an informal time of discussion and friendship, open to anyone who would like to come and join in. 3pm.

Sun 1 Mar

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.45. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 9.5 miles. Middleham Moor and Wensley. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 1 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Into the Woods' (PG). 15.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 1 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Testament of Youth' (12A). 17.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 1 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Sunday Jazz (Bar open). 12 noon. £3. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 2 Mar

Great Ayton, Library. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Mon 2 Mar

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club. 3 up-and-coming comedians from the Comedy Circuit, so in a few years time you might be telling everyone how you saw so-and-so first at the Angel at Topcliffe. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 in advance, £10 on door. tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Tue 3 Mar

Northallerton, Mowbray House Surgery. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Wed 4 Mar

Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold YO61 4AD. 'A Pleasing Terror'. World renown story teller Robert Lloyd Parry performs two ghost stories by M .R. James: Canon Alberic’s Scrap Book and The Mezzotint. tel: 01347 868214 web: http://www.fauconbergarms.com

Wed 4 Mar

Great Broughton, Bay Horse Pub. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1½hour ***. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Wed 4 Mar

Helmsley Arts Centre. 'Love's Labours Won' or Much Ado About Nothing. RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon. 7pm. £16 £15 £8. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Wed 4 Mar

Northallerton Town Hall, High Street DL7 8QR. Keep warm, keep well. Save money on your energy bills, keep warm at home. Join us for hot soup and meet the local people who are running activities and advice schemes during winter. Free lunch at 12.30pm. 12.30-3.00pm. Free. tel: 0845 313 0270 web: http://www.ruralyorkshire.org.uk

Wed 4 Mar

St Peters School, York YO30 6AB. Talk by British astronaut Muchael Foale. During his six missions in space he brought the Hubble Space Telescope back to life, commanded the International Space station and saved the Russian MIR Space Station. 7pm. Free, but book in advance. tel: 01904 527300 email: events@stpetersyork.org.uk

Wed 4 Mar

Stokesley, Public Car Park Co-op. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Wed 4 Mar

Thirsk, Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour/30min option */**. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

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 Thu 5 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Kingsman: The Secret Service (15). Based on a comic, this is the story of a super-secret spy organization that spots the potential of a rough kid and recruits him onto their ultra-competitive training programme. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 5 Mar

Castlegarth, Thirsk. As part of the events to commemorate the direct link between Thirsk and the Magna Carta, the Mayor of Thirsk will receive a facsimile copy of the Charter from the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Barry Dodd CBE. Castlegarth was once the site of Thirsk Castle. Everyone invited. 10am. Free. tel: 01845 522030 email: david@tucker3.plus.com

Thu 5 Mar

Fountains Abbey SE274687. Northallerton Ramblers moderate 11mile walk. Follow Ripon Rowell on field paths in mainly gentle countryside to Sawley, Eavestone Lake and Lumley Moor. Return by Galphay and Deer Park. 10am. tel: 01609 771169 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 5 Mar

Fountains Abbey SE274687. Northallerton Ramblers easy 7.5mile walk. From NT car park for circular via Markenfield Hall on good paths. 10.00 AM. tel: 07901 770512 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 5 Mar

Sowerby Parochial Hall. Sowerby Flower Club, demonstration by Judy Watker of Leeds entitled 'La Dolce Vita'. 2pm. £4 incl. tea & biscuits, visitors always welcome.

Thu 5 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Adventures in Monahan Land'. As part of his tour, Patrick Monahan will be at The Forum with his brand new, energetically wtty & charming family show. 19.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 6 Mar

Friends' Meeting House, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Friendship Lunch - Bowl of Soup, Bread, Cheese & Tea/Coffee (All proceeds go to Traidcraft). 12 noon - 1.30pm. £3.50.

Fri 6 Mar

Northallerton, Tourist Information Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1½hours ***. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Fri 6 Mar

Sowerby Methodist Church. Women's World Day of Prayer Praying for the Bahamas. Light refreshments will be served. 2.30pm. web: http://www.wwdp.org.uk

Fri 6 Mar

Sutton-under-Whitestoneliffe Village Hall. Drama in the Hall -The Northumberland Theatre Company. Four short plays. '4 Thoughts: Myth, Music, Mayhem & Mirth'. Short, very different, fabulous new plays. Comic, heart-warming & passionate, full of music & energy. Suitable 13+. 7pm. £10.50. Under 16s £5.50.

Fri 6 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Beatlemania' Regarded as one of the UK leading tribute acts playing to ecstatic sell-out audiences throughout the world, & regularly appearing on TV & radio. 19.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 6 Mar

The Town Hall, Thirsk. Yorkshire Cancer Research- Thirsk Committee Annual Clothing Sale incl. toys & bric-a-brac. Donations welcome at Town Hall on 5th March between 9am-1pm. 9.30am- 1pm. free.

Mon 2 Mar to
 Sat 7 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'Return to the Forbidden Planet'. 25th Anniversary tour. Guitarist Brian May will appear with video projection as the Newscaster. 7.30pm Sat 3.30pm Thurs.2pm. £21 - £29 (Thurs matinee £19). tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Sat 7 Mar

Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold YO61 4AD. Beggars Bridge. Amazing upbeat folk band from Hull. tel: 01347 868214 web: http://www.fauconbergarms.com

Sat 7 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Into the Woods' (PG). 14.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 7 Mar

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Finding My Past' Experienced Family History Societies, Library & Museum sources, book shop & military researcher. Six mini workshops inc. the Census, Wills and Probate, Workhouse records, War Diaries & Key sources for family historians in the Archives and Local History in the Library. Bring material such as photos & objects that show how people lived. We will record them & put the results on display, giving them to the Museum as a future source for researchers. Sponsored by Coles Solicitors and The Golden Fleece. 9.30am - 3.30pm. Free, workshops £4ea. tel: 01845 523712 email: joesalmon974@btinternet.com web: http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=249

Sat 7 Mar

Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk. Bowls Club- Coffee Morning and sale of bowls products, raffle, tombola and cake stall. 10am -12 noon. £2.50 incl. coffee & biscuits.

Sat 7 Mar to
 Sun 8 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Lion King. Special FREE MATINEE event to celebrate 20 year as a volunteer run Cinema. 2.30pm. Free. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 7 Mar to
 Sun 8 Mar

Only Sat & Sun. Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ. Homemade and Vintage Pop up Shop. A treasure trove of vintage homeware and painted furniture. tea and homemade cakes. 10 am - 4 pm. free admission. web: http://www.homemadeandvintage.co.uk

Sun 8 Mar

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. Walk from Brimham Rocks to Guisecliff and back again. Please bring a packed lunch. Booking essential. 10.30am to 4.30pm. tel: 01423 780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Sun 8 Mar

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 12 miles. Footpaths around Swainby. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 8 Mar

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 09.00. Hambleton Ramblers. Short Walk 7 miles. West Burton, Aysgarth Falls, Thoralby. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 8 Mar

Helmsley Arts Centre. 'Romeo & Juliet' Bolshoi Ballet. Encore. 3pm. £16 £15 £8. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Sun 8 Mar

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. 'Strings Attached'. A newly formed String Ensemble will perform a Spring Concert. A varied, light-hearted & tuneful programme. Home-made cakes etc. to follow. 3pm. Admission free. Donations welcome. tel: 01845 525291

Sun 8 Mar

Start: Thirsk Tourist Information, Market Place, Thirsk. Walkers Are Welcome - Guided walk. 'Thirsk Past & Present'. All welcome. 10am. tel: 01845 522755

Sun 8 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Testament of Youth (12A). 20.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 8 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Mortdecai (12A). 17.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 9 Mar

Great Ayton, Library. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Mon 9 Mar

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ariana Kashefi, cello with Tim End, piano. Beethoven's C major cello sonata; Poulenc's cello sonata; and Brahms's E minor cello sonata Schumann fantasiestucke. 7.30pm. tel: 01423 864099 web: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Tue 10 Mar

Easingwold, Galtres Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Tue 10 Mar

Northallerton, Mayford House Surgery. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour/30 min option */**. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Tue 10 Mar

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. Chamber concert in aid of the church featuring viola, cello, piano and clarinet. Followed by afternoon tea with home-made cakes. 2.30pm. Free admission. Donations welcome.

Wed 11 Mar

Stokesley, Health Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Wed 11 Mar

Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton,DL7 9RL. 'Dahlias'. Geoff Gardner: Growing & exhibiting dahlias. Refreshments, raffle, plant sale. 7.30pm. Visitors £4. tel: Maurice Cook 01642 780927 email: nyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk web: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Fri 6 Mar to
 Thu 12 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Selma (to be confirmed). 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 12 Mar

Bedale, Leisure Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Thu 12 Mar

Helmsley Arts Centre. 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers'. National Theatre Live. Anew play by David Hare based on the book by Katherine Boo. 7pm. £16 £15 £8. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Thu 12 Mar

Middleton in Teessdale NY947253. Northallerton Ramblers moderate 8mile walk. Pennine Way - Lunedale - Grassholme reservoir - Longton Tees railway path. 10.00 AM. tel: 01845 574883 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 12 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'La Traviata' Contemporary staging of the opera lasting less than 2 hours. 19.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 12 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'La Traviata' English National Opera. 19.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 12 Mar

West Burton SE017866. Northallerton Ramblers easy 7.5mile walk. Easy stroll to Aysgarth Falls and Thoralby. 10.00 AM. tel: 01677 425370 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 13 Mar

Borrowby Village Hall. Campaign to Protect Rural England (Hambleton District) 2015 AGM. Speaker Peter Woods (Director of York Potash). The York Potash mine near Whitby - Opportunity or Threat?'. Ending with wine, cheese & biscuits. All welcome. 7pm for 7.30pm. Free. email: miles@knipes.freeserve.co.uk

Fri 13 Mar

Northallerton College. Concert in aid of Dales School Hydrotherapy Pool by Northallerton Male Voice choir, the College Choir, College Jazz Band and Allertonshire School Choir. Refreshments & raffle. 7.30pm. £8, £5 conc. tickets: Northallerton College, Allertonshire School, or phone

Fri 13 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Mortdecai (12A). 14.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 13 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Behind the Beautiful Forever' (12A). 19.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 13 Mar

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents singer/songwriter, Heidi Browne overall winner of OpenMicUk 2014. 7.30pm for 8pm. In advance £10, £12 on the door. tel: 07436 071332 tickets: White Rose Book cafe, or online web: http://wegottickets.com

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 Sat 14 Mar

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. 'Northallerton 10'. By mainly local photographers. tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

Tue 10 Mar to
 Sat 14 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'Birdsong' The hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks. 7.30pm (Matinees Th.2pm Sat.2.30pm). £17 - £25.50 (discounts available). tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Wed 11 Mar to
 Sat 14 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Les Miserables' Crash Bang Wallop Youth Theatre. 19.30/ Sat matinee 14.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 14 Mar

Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Antique Crafts & Collectors' Fair. 9.30am - 3pm. 80p. tel: 01642 711036 web: http://www.amk-antique.co.uk

Sat 14 Mar

Hillside Scout Hall, Knayton. Hillside Scouts Group presents a Ceilidh with live band and caller, Tiefrung Gleemen. Licensed bar, Pie and Pea supper included. 7.30-11pm. Adults £10, children under 16 £5. tel: 01845 522401 tickets: Scouts, cubs or Beaver leaders or from Iris de Wet by phone and internet email: i.dewet@btinternet.com

Sat 14 Mar

Pavilions of Harrogate on the Great Yorkshire Showground HG28NZ. North Yorkshire County Records Office host another popular Local & Family History Day. 10am-4pm. £2 on door. email: archives@northyorksgov.uk web: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/archives

Sat 14 Mar

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: The Antara Duo. Thomas Hancox, flute and Rachel Wick, harp. Bax, Debussy, Fauré, Borne, Damase and Piazzolla. A graceful spring evening. 7.30pm. £11 in advance, £12 on the door. tel: 01845 518187 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or on the door email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 14 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Exciting new classical duo in concert. Jeremy Harbottle & Jenny Hesford are to play the beautiful & well known Arpeggione Sonata & other pieces. 17.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 14 Mar

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart. Antiques Fair- free valuations, small items bought. 9.30am-3pm. 80p. tel: 01642711036 tickets: door email: www.amk-antique.co.uk

February

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 Tue 15 Dec

Only Tue. Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk. The Ladies of Thirsk Chamber of Trade Quiz Night in aid of Thirsk Christmas Lights (Teams of up to 4 welcome). £10 per head including a hot supper. tel: 01845 525030 tickets: Luke Millers, Finkle Street or Jo Wood

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 Sun 21 Jun

Not Mon. Mercer Art Gallery,Swan Rd. Harrogate, HG1 2SA. Prints & drawings in the Harrogate Fine Art Collection. Work by John Holroyd, Vicky Brookland, David Rose & Bernard Evans. Recent additions by Sarah Pickstone. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun. 2-5pm. free. tel: 01423 556188 web: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/mercerartgallery

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 Mon 16 Mar

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 3 Exhibitions 'Of Our Place'. Pamela Scott, Ian Nicholas & Anthony Cox find inspiration in the moors & coastal villages. Painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography & contemporary jewellery. 10.30-4.00. free. tel: 01439 772737 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

March

Sun 1 Mar to
 Sun 31 May

Only Wed Fri Sat. Unit 2, Omega Business Village, Thurston Road, Northallerton, DL6 2NJ. Herriot Hospice Furniture & Electrical Sale. Lots of items - bag some bargains. To donate items of furniture or electrical goods please phone & a volunteer driver will collect good quality items for the sale. tel: 01609 777413

Fri 13 Mar to
 Thu 19 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Big Hero 6 (to be confirmed). 7.30pm (Sat & Sun Matinee 2.30pm). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 15 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'Where Caterpillars Go'. A playful adventure set in a wild & magical paper garden. Limited availability as the audience is seated on the stage along with the performers. For age 5-7 under & their families. 11am & 1pm. £5.50. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Sun 15 Mar

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 9.5 miles. Fremington Edge & Marrick Moor (hills). email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 15 Mar

Flamingoland Resort, Kirkby Misperton. Flamingo 12k run in aid of the Udzungwa Forest Project. NB. if not running, Marshals are needed!. 9am-12.30pm. tickets: To enter apply online email: circle@flamingoland.co.uk

Sun 15 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Mortdecai' (12A). 20.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 16 Mar

Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, Darlington. Lecture: Prof. Iain Stewart presents 'Planet Oil: the Story of a Modern Addiction'. The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). 7.30pm. £12 (discounts available) RGS& IBS members £10.

Mon 16 Mar

Great Ayton, Library. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Mon 16 Mar

Only Mon. Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. 7.30pm every 3rd Monday.

Tue 17 Mar

Carlton, Blackwell Ox. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1½hour ***. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Tue 17 Mar to
 Sat 21 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'A View From the Bridge'. The Touring Consortium Theatre Company proudly present a new production of Arthur Miller's play. 7.30pm + matinees Thurs2pm & Sat 2.30pm. £17.40 - £27 (discounts available). tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Tue 17 Mar

Little 3, Finkle St. Thirsk. The quiz.return of the Quiz. A St. Patrick's Day re-launch of our popular Tuesday night. Entry £1. Free portion of Irish stew. tel: 01845 523782

Tue 17 Mar

Northallerton, Mowbray House Surgery. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Wed 18 Mar to
 Sat 21 Mar

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'A Little Night Music'. Sondheim's epic musical of love, passion & endless possibilities. York Musical Theatre Company. From £16. tel: 01904 623568 web: http://whttps://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/closed/ww.yorkmusicaltheatrecompany.org.uk

Wed 18 Mar

Stokesley, Public Car Park Co-op. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Thu 19 Mar to
 Sun 29 Mar

All over York. Literature Festival. email: info@yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk web: http://www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk

Thu 19 Mar

Carlton-in-Coverdale SE069847. Northallerton Ramblers moderate 11.5mile walk. Walk to Walden and return via Fleensop. 10.00 AM. tel: 01609 748564 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 19 Mar

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. Workshop: Creating a Productive Vegetable Garden, with Head Gardener Chris Baker. 10am-3pm. £15 including morning coffee (bring a packed lunch). tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk

Thu 19 Mar

Newgate Bank Car Park SE563890. Northallerton Ramblers moderate 8mile walk. Walk in Ryedale area. One steep climb out of Bilsdale. 10.00 AM. tel: 01845 574844 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 19 Mar

Thirsk, Tourist Information Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Fri 20 Mar

All UK. Partial eclipse of the sun. In Thirsk greatest sun cover by the moon at 9.35am although the darkness will start and finish about an hour either side.

Fri 20 Mar

Northallerton, Hambleton Leisure Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1½hours ***. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Fri 20 Mar to
 Thu 26 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (to be confirmed). 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Wed). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 21 Mar

Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold YO61 4AD. Kitty Bridge Pocket Book of Tunes. Common Ground Touring Theatre presents an evening of story telling, music and acting. tel: 01347 868214 web: http://www.fauconbergarms.com

Sat 21 Mar

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. Adult workshop: Felt Flowers with Jenny Pepper. Learn the method of making seamless felt using the resist method. Choosing a pattern from various styles on display, you will make a collection of finished felt flowers. For adults of all abilities. 10am-4pm. £60. tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

Sat 21 Mar

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). A great evening of entertainment by local band, Alis Catz, playing a range of hits originally recorded from the 60's to today. 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm). Free. tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Sun 22 Mar

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.15. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 12 miles. Levisham & Hole of Horcum. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 22 Mar

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 09.00. Hambleton Ramblers. Short Walk 6.5 miles. Sheepwash, moorland & meadows. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 22 Mar

Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. Springtime Live incl. Mr Bloom from CBeebies and many more activities. Advance tickets Adult £8 (£10 on the gate) Child 3-18yrs £5 in advance and on the gate. tel: 01423 541000 tickets: online or phone web: http://www.springtimelive.co.uk

Mon 23 Mar

Great Ayton, Library. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Mon 23 Mar

Helmsley Arts Centre. 'Hamlet' with Maxine Peak as Hamlet. Captured live. 7pm. £16 £15 £8. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Tue 24 Mar

Easingwold, Galtres Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Tue 24 Mar

Northallerton, Mayford House Surgery. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour/30min option */**. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Wed 25 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'Madama Butterfly' starring Korean soprano Elena Dee. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 7.30pm. £27 £29 £30 £34. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Wed 25 Mar

Stokesley, Health Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour/30min option */**. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Thu 26 Mar

Allerton Court Hotel, Northallerton. MS Hambleton Support Group, coffee/tea social group. 11am. tel: Doris 01677424455 or Sue 01765 634616

Thu 26 Mar

Barbon Village SD629825. Northallerton Ramblers moderate 8mile walk. Details TBA. 10.00 AM. tel: 01325 466948 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 26 Mar

Bedale, Leisure Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

Thu 26 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'The Elvis Years'. An outstanding concert production of the West End musical 'Jailhouse Rock' featuring original star Mario Kumbou & his incredible band. 7.30pm. £19 & £21. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Thu 26 Mar

Little 3, Finkle St. Thirsk. Live Music at the Little 3 as 'The Black Macs perform in the bar. Music from 8pm. Free event. tel: 01845 523782 web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 26 Mar

Low Mill Car Park SE672951. Northallerton Ramblers moderate 8mile walk. Climb up Rudland Rigg and offering views of Farndale. Finish along daffodil route. 10.00 AM. tel: 01845 523613 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 26 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The Old Vic's 'The Crucible' (12A). 19.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 26 Mar

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club. Free Golf Taster Day - for Ladies & Gentlemen beginners. 10.30am - 3.30pm. tel: 01845 525115 ext 4 email: proshop@tngc.co.uk

Thu 26 Mar

Thirsk Town Hall annexe. Museum Society talk: Historic Buildings and their Conservation Susan Wrathmell, Senior Listed Buildings Officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 7.30pm. small charge.

Fri 27 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'Rumours of Fleetwood Mac'. Spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac. 7.30pm. £21.50 & £23.50. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Sat 28 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'Sinatra & Friends Centenary Concert'. A concert to celebrate 100 yrs of the legend Frank Sinatra. 7.30pm. £24 & £26. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Sat 28 Mar

Pickhill School. Easter Eggstravaganza - all proceeds to friends of Pickhill School. 11.30am - 4pm.

Sat 28 Mar

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club. Free Open Day. 11am. tel: 01845 525115 ext 4 email: proshop@tngc.co.uk

Sat 28 Mar

Thirsk Town Hall. Oxfam Big Gig. Four bands will be performing - Our Generation, Jodie & the Lost Boys, The General James Blakk & headlining, The Chasing Dark. All proceeds will be spent on lifesaving mosquito nets & currently will be matched pound for pound by the UK Govt. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01845 524081 tickets: Oxfam Thirsk

Sun 29 Mar

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.45. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 9.5 miles. River Swale & nearby moorland. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 29 Mar

Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton. Afternoon Tea Dance - A mixed Social Dance Programme. All proceeds got to the British Heart Foundation Charity. 2pm - 4.45pm. £5 including Tea/Coffee. tel: 01609 258421 tickets: John & Joy Ellis

Sun 29 Mar

Middleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham. DL8 4PA. Antique & Collectors' Fair. Refreshments available. 10am - 4pm. tel: 01969 624002/624502 email: office@middlehamkeycentre.co.uk web: http://www.middlehamkeycentre.co.uk

Mon 30 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'The Meat Loaf Story' starring Steve Steinman. With video projected scenes, incredible stage sets, a superb band & Steve Steinman's unique sense of humour & stage presence. 7.30pm. £20.50 & £22.50. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Mon 30 Mar

Great Ayton, Library. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Mon 30 Mar

Thirsk Museum, 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Reopens for the summer. 10am-4pm every day except Thu & Sun. tel: 01845 527707 web: http://www.thirskmuseum.org

Tue 31 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL71 1RR. 'Champions of Magic'. Join an award winning team of tricksters for a spectacular night of mystery that'll keep you guessing. 7.30pm. £18.50& £20.50/ U16s £15.50 & £17.50/ Fam. £69. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Tue 31 Mar

Ingleby Greenhow, Church Car Park. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1½hour ***. 10am. tel: 01609 771624

Tue 31 Mar

Northallerton, Mowbray House Surgery. Hambleton Strollers Walk, 1hour **. 10.15am. tel: 01609 771624

April

Wed 1 Apr

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. Kids Outdoor Climbing Day - join Harrogate Climbing Centre on this fully supervised day. Suitable for 8 - 17 year olds. 10am to 4pm. £50 per child. tel: 01423 815024 for details web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Thu 2 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'A View From A Bridge' (12A) A National Theatre Live Screening. 19.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 3 Apr to
 Sat 4 Apr

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. Easter Egg Trail at Brimham Rocks. Hunt for our giant Easter Eggs around the rocks. No need to book. 11am-4pm. £2 per trail. tel: 01423780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Fri 3 Apr to
 Thu 30 Apr

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. 'Legacy'. A photographic discovery around Megolithic Britain. Jason Friend. A photographic homage to the mysterious Neolithic stone remains still standing in Britain from the Orkney Isles to Wiltshire. tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

Fri 3 Apr

Middleham Stables. Middleham Stables Open Day. Giant Screen, Souvenir programme free with an adult ticket.Telephone for further details. Gates open at 9.30am. tel: 01969 624411 web: http://www.middlehamstablesopenday.co.uk

Fri 3 Apr

St James` Church, Boroughbridge YO51 9BA. Good Friday concert. The Parish Church Choir, The Parish Junior Choir, other choirs and local instrumentalists. Refreshments. 7pm. Free. Retiring collection. tel: 01423 324276 web: http://www.uremusic.org.uk

Sat 4 Apr

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. Family Outdoor Climbing Day, join Harrogate Climbing Centre at the famous rocks and have a go at climbing. Suitable for accompanied children age 7+. Booking essential. £35 per person. tel: 01423815024 for details web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Sat 4 Apr

Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold YO61 4AD. Bunny Ball. Black Tie Glitz & Glam. Full piece dance band, magicians and all that Jazz!. tel: 01347 868214 web: http://www.fauconbergarms.com

Sun 5 Apr

Bliss Cafe. Cafe Church - an informal time of discussion and friendship, open to anyone who would like to come and join in. 3pm.

Sun 5 Apr

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 13 miles. Coniser Howe & Pockley Moor. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 5 Apr

Little 3, Finkle St. Thirsk. Live Music at the Little 3 as the 'Flyin'Fools' perform an Easter Sunday Special. Music from 7pm. Free event. tel: 01845 523782 web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Mon 6 Apr

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe in village hall for visitors and walkers- see display of local history. Hall open every day to allow access to toilets for a small donation. 11am to 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Mon 6 Apr

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up Café - ideal for walkers & cyclists in the area. Watch this website for further details.

Wed 8 Apr

Morton on Swale Village Hall. The Hardy Plant Society. Kew through the Seasons - David Matthewman. David trained at Kew & lectured in horticulture. 7.30pm. Visitors £4 at the door. email: nyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk web: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Wed 8 Apr

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Easter with Rosie Rabbit - Listen to the story of Rosie Rabbit, make your own bunny ears, take part in an egg hunt & create some Easter crafts. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear. No dogs. Not wheelchair accessible. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Two sessions: 10.30am-noon / 1.30pm-3pm. Adult free. child £4.50 (age 3 - 7). tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Wed 8 Apr

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Skipton. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Thu 9 Apr

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. 'I Love playing Dirty' Join the rangers for this lucky dip of activities, from bug hunting to wild art and den building. Suitable for children age 5+ accompanied.No need to book just turn up. 1pm-2.30pm. tel: 01423780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Thu 9 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Hamlet' (12A) Starring Maxine Peake. 19.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 10 Apr

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. 'I love Brimham Rocks' HG3 4DW. 90 Minute Journey around the rocks and moorland. 2pm-3.30pm. tel: 01423780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Fri 10 Apr

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents Gill Sandell & Chris T-T. Doors 7.30pm show starts 8pm. In advance £10, £12 on the door. tel: 07436 071332 tickets: White Rose Book cafe, or online web: http://wegottickets.com

Sat 11 Apr

Holy Cross Church Hall, Swainby. Antique, Crafts & Collectors' Fair. 10am - 3pm. 60p. tel: 01642 711036 web: http://www.amk-antique.uk

Sat 11 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Chris Graham Varity Show'. A brand new comedy-music interactive show is coming to the Forum, featuring stand-up comic, Chris Graham, writer-performer Val Fairclough & singer-songwriter Jane Beacher, with comedy, improv.,satirical songs, sketches & a good deal of audience participation. 20.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 12 Apr

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.15. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 10 miles. Mineral & Weardale Ways, mainly tracks. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Tue 14 Apr

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club. 3 up-and-coming comedians from the Comedy Circuit, so in a few years time you might be telling everyone how you saw so-and-so first at the Angel at Topcliffe. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 in advance, £10 on door. tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Thu 16 Apr

Helmsley Arts Centre. 'The Hard Problem'. National Theatre Live. A new play by Tom Stoppard. 7pm. £16 £15 £8. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Thu 16 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Hard Problem' (12A. 19.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 17 Apr

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York. YO19 6HP. Visit the Gardens for free as part of the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Get Gardening Week'. (Gardens open from 1st April). Free. tel: 01904 728506

Sat 18 Apr

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. St Cecilia Orchestra Spring Concert. Liszt, Brahms and Dvorak & Bartok. 7.30pm. £18, £16 conc, under 18 free. tel: 01765 677413 web: http://www.st-cecilia.org.uk

Sat 18 Apr to
 Sun 19 Apr

Scampston Walled Garden, Malton YO17 8NG. Ryedale Game and Country Fair.

Sat 18 Apr

St Oswalds Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Vienna Mozart Trio. Violin, cello & piano. Mozart Piano Trio No2 in G K496, Faure Piano Trio in D minor, op120 & Saint-Saens Piano Trio No2 in Eminor, op92. 7.30pm. £15, £1 less in advance. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or on the door email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 18 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Phoenix Dance Theatre: ReFINED' (U). 19.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 19 Apr

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 12 miles. Addlebrough via Worton. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 19 Apr

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 09.00. Hambleton Ramblers. Short Walk 5.5 miles. West Burton & Waldendale. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 19 Apr

Helmsley Arts Centre. 'Ivan the Terrible' Bolshoi Live. 4pm. £16 £15 £8. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Mon 20 Apr

Only Mon. Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. 7.30pm every 3rd Monday.

Wed 22 Apr to
 Sat 25 Apr

Harrogate Theatre. Ripon Amateur Operatic Society presents Crazy for You (The New Gershwin Musical). 7.30pm (Sat Matinee 2.30pm). tel: 01423 502116 tickets: Box Office or website web: http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Thu 23 Apr

Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold YO61 4AD. St Georges Day black tie dinner with readings, recitals and music. Think Betjeman, Belloc, & Kipling, Elgar, Handel & Byrd. tel: 01347 868214 web: http://www.fauconbergarms.com

Thu 23 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Showboat'. This production is screened from the recording of the musical performed in San Francisco. 19.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 24 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. '69 Shades of Black' (15). 19.30. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 25 Apr

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft Fair. Selected crafts from around the North-east. 9.30am - 3.30pm. free entry. tel: 07583869760

Sun 26 Apr

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 9 miles. Danby and Castleton. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Thu 30 Apr

Thirsk Town Hall annexe. Museum society talk: History on our Doorstep by Sue Thorne of Sessay. 7.30pm. small charge.

Thu 30 Apr

White Rose Hotel,Leeming Bar. MS The Hambleton Support Group, coffee/tea Social Event. 11am/Option to stay for lunch. tel: Doris 01677 424455 or Sue 01765 634616

May

Fri 1 May to
 Sat 30 May

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. 'Joe Cornish - New Work'. The work Joe will present in this exhibition is the result of both his recent world travels & the photographic projects he has undertaken in Britain over the last 12 months. tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

Fri 1 May

St Felix Church, Felixkirk. An evening of popular and light classical music played on the St Felix historical German Walcker Organ, by Nigel Ogden, presenter of Radio 2's The Organist Entertains. 7.30pm. £10 in aid of Felixkirk and Boltby Church Funds. tickets: Alan Parsons 01845 522166, Barrie Sidebottom 01845 597359,

Fri 1 May to
 Sun 3 May

Yorkshire. Cycling: Tour de Yorkshire UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour race. web: http://letour.yorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire

Sat 2 May

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe in village hall- see also display of local history. 11am- 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sat 2 May

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). The Northeast's Freshest Soul & Vintage R&B Band, STAX, will be performing a great range of classics & modern Soul & R&B tracks. See a video of the band performing at: www.wearestax.com/. 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm). £5. tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Sun 3 May

Bliss Cafe. Cafe Church - an informal time of discussion and friendship, open to anyone who would like to come and join in. 3pm.

Sun 3 May

Opposite Northallerton Post Office to Depart 08.00. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 10 miles. Skiddaw via Ullock Pike (includes scree). email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 3 May

Opposite Northallerton Post Office to Depart 09.00. Hambleton Ramblers. Short Walk 7 miles. Nawton, Wombleton, fields & woodland. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Tue 5 May

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club - always a great night's entertainment. 3 up-and-coming comedians from the Comedy Circuit. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 in advance or £10 on door). tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Sat 9 May

Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Antique Crafts & Collectors' Fair. 34 stands stands of quality antiques. 9.30am - 3pm. 80p. tel: 01642 711036 web: http://www.amk-antique.co.uk

Sat 9 May

Scotch Corner Chapel, Hambleton, Thirsk. Open to the public for one day. Approach from the A170 at Sutton Bank. The Chapel is not accessible by car. Leave your car at the point the road to the Yorkshire Gliding Club bears to the right at a junction with two tracks. Take the track due East. From noon. web: http://www.johnbunting.co.uk

Wed 13 May

Morton on Swale Village Hall. The Hardy Plant Society. Gardens through the Ages. Terry Frazier: Terry is a volunteer speaker for the National Trust. 7.30pm. Visitors £4 payable at the door. email: nyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk web: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Wed 13 May

Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton,DL7 9RL. 'Gardens through the Ages'. Terry Frazier: Terry is a volunteer speaker for the National Trust. 7.30pm. Visitors £4. tel: Maurice Cook 01642 780927 email: northyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk web: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Thu 14 May

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Man & Superman' (12A). 19.00. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 14 May

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Richmond & Swaledale inc. Reeth. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Fri 15 May

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents Zak Ford. Doors 7.30pm show starts 8pm. In advance £10, £12 on the door. tel: 07436 071332 tickets: White Rose Book cafe, or online web: http://wegottickets.com

Sat 16 May

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. Needlefelt Animals with Susie Walker. In this class you will be taught how to create your own felt animal, possibly based on a favourite pet, from scratch using locally sourced fleece, wool, beads & specialised needles. This workshop is suitable for adults of all abilities & older, accompanied children. This workshop will be held on the 1st floor where there is currently no wheelchair access. 10am - 4pm. £55 (group size 8). tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

Sat 16 May

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Chethams Young Soloists. Highly talented young musicians from Chetham’s School of Music. 7.30pm. tel: 01845 518187 email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sun 17 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.15. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 11 miles. Waterdale & Deepdale. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 17 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 09.00. Hambleton Ramblers. Short Walk 6.75 miles. Jervaulx to Thornton Steward. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 17 May

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole. Classic Car Rally. Vintage cars on site. 10am - 4pm. Normal entry fees apply. web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Sat 23 May to
 Sat 6 Jun

All over Swaledale. Music, arts and walking fesitival. tel: 01748 880018 email: enquiries@swalefest.org web: http://www.swalefest.org

Sat 23 May

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft Fair. Selected crafts from around the North-east. 9.30am - 3.30pm. Free entry. tel: 07583869760

Sun 24 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 8.5 miles. Field paths around Thimbleby. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Wed 27 May

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. Kids Outdoor Climbing Days - join Harrogate Climbing Centre on this fully supervised day. Suitable for 8 to 17 year olds. Booking Essential. 10am - 4pm. tel: 01423 815024 for details web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Thu 28 May

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. I Love playing Dirty. Join the rangers for this 'lucky dip' of activities, from bug hunting and wild art to den building. Suitable for children age 5+ accompanied. No need to book just turn up. 1pm-2.30pm. tel: 01423780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Fri 29 May to
 Sun 31 May

All over Bedale. Acoustic music festival. web: http://www.bamfest.co.uk

Fri 29 May

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. 'I Love Brimham Rocks' HG3 4DW. Let our guide walk and talk through the last 320 million years in a 90 minute journey aroun d the rocks and moorland. 2pm-3.30pm. tel: 01423780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Sat 30 May

Brimham Rocks Visitor Centre. Family Outdoor Climbing Day. Join Harrogate Climbing Centre and have a go at climbing the famous rocks. Suitable for accompanied children age 7+. £35 per person. tel: 01423815024 for details web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Sat 30 May

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft Fair with selected crafters from around the north-east. 9.30am - 3.30pm. free entry. tel: 07583869760

Sun 31 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.15. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 15 miles. Wharfedale, Grassington, Kettlewell. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 31 May

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.45. Hambleton Ramblers. Short Walk 7 miles. Cleveland Way, Urra Moor and the Incline. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

June

Tue 2 Jun

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club - always a great night's entertainment. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 in advance or £10 on door). tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Sat 6 Jun

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe- see also display of local history. 11am- 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sun 7 Jun

Bliss Cafe. Cafe Church - an informal time of discussion and friendship, open to anyone who would like to come and join in. 3pm.

Sun 7 Jun

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 11 miles. Castle Eden Dene, coast path, rly track (easy). email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Thu 11 Jun

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Filey & the Wolds. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Sat 13 Jun

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft Fair. Selected crafts from around the North-east. 9.30am - 3.30pm. Free entry. tel: 07583869760

Sat 13 Jun

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Everything Medieval - including re-enactments. Celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta on 15th June 1215. Baron de Mowbray of Thirsk was one of the 25 signatories. Organised by Thirsk Rotary. 10am-4pm. tel: 01845 523712

Sun 14 Jun

All over England. National bell-ringing in honour of the 1215 signing of Magna Carta. Thirsk is one of the Baronial towns.

Sun 14 Jun

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 13 miles. Two Rivers and a fell. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Thu 18 Jun to
 Sun 21 Jun

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AN. Willowman Festival. Family music weekend. Headliners Echo and the Bunnymen and Peter Hook and The Light. Supporting bill The Alan Hull Songbook, The Toasters from the USA and Goldblade. Willowman Festival was nominated in four categories in the UK Festival Awards 2014. Best Small, Best Roots and Best Family Festival as well as Best Toilets!. £85 inc camping. £40 young, free 11yrs and unser. tel: 01609 780190 email: info@willowmanfestival.co.uk web: http://www.willowmanfestival.co.uk

Sat 20 Jun

Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Antique Crafts & Collectors' Fair. 9.30am - 3pm. 80p. tel: 01642 711036 web: http://www.amk-antique.co.uk

Sat 20 Jun

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. Paper Cutting with Clare Lindley. Learn all the techniques needed to carry on creating your own paper cut masterpieces at home, from the initial design to the finished 3d piece. This workshop is suitable for adults of all abilities. Please note that this workshop will be held on the 1st floor, where there is currently no wheelchair access. 10am - 4pm. £55 (group size 8). tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

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