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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. Advance discounted tickets £9, 12-16s £4.50, Family 2A+3C £18. More on the gate. tel: 01845 523712 tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information web: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/pages/mc800poster.pdf

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

Tue 31 Mar

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 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

Tue 31 Mar

Thirsk Library. Thirsk Library Autism-friendly story-time & crafts for children aged 6 - 11. 10.30 - 11.30am. Free. tel: 0845 0349510 web: http://www.facebook.com/events/14035631032836241

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 (Booking essential). tel: 01423 815024 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Wed 1 Apr

Only Wed. Gribdale Gate car park, NZ 592 110. A Breath of Fresh Air A challenging 4.5 mile walk exploring locations associated with Captain James Cook. 10.30am - 2.30pm. Free but suggested donation of £2. tel: 01439 772738

Wed 1 Apr

Only Wed. Helmsley Arts Centre. Selma. 7.30pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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 Thu 2 Apr

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. 50 Shades of Grey (18). Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey . 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Wed). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Tue 31 Mar to
 Thu 2 Apr

Only Tue Wed Thu. Hambleton Evangelical Church. Holiday Bible Club. 10.30am - 12.15pm. tel: 07753289951 email: holidaybibleclub@hotmail.co.uk

Wed 1 Apr to
 Thu 2 Apr

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Beauty & the Beast Easter Pantomime'. Starring Bobby Davro as Silly Billy, Dani Harmer as Belle & Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps as the Beast/Prince. Wed.3pm & 7pm/ Thurs.1pm & 4.30pm. Adults £18 & £20/ Ch. £16 & £18/ Family £69. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Thu 2 Apr

Sowerby Parochial Hall. Sowerby Flower Club demonstration " Step into Spring". 2pm. £4 includes tea and biscuits.

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

Thu 2 Apr

Thirkleby Village Hall. Thirkleby Local History Society; WW1 Myths & Realities, a talk by David Davies. 7.30pm. Annual Subscription £10. Visitors. tel: 01845 501375 tickets: Tickets on the door.

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 Fri 3 Apr

Rural Arts, The Old Court House, Thirsk. Easter Bag Decorating. A fun session decorating your own bag using fabric painting, printing, applique & stitch. 10am - 12noon & 1pm - 3pm. £3 per child. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Fri 3 Apr

Middleham Stables. Middleham Stables Open Day. Giant Screen, Souvenir programme free with an adult ticket. 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.

Fri 3 Apr

St Mary's Church, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Good Friday Act of Witness. Short service followed by walk of witness and prayer around the town. Accompanied by Thirsk RBL Band. All are welcome to join the walk at any point. 9.30am.

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: 01423 780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

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: 01423 815024 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Sat 4 Apr

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. Bedale, Firby & Lord's Lane circular. 10:05 No.73 bus to Bedale. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 4 Apr

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Essence of Ireland'. Based on a true story, set against the backdrop of Ireland, England & America it tells a story of love, joy, happiness & heartache. 7.30pm. £20.50 & £22.50. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

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

Sat 4 Apr

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

Fri 3 Apr to
 Sun 5 Apr

York Barbican YO10 4AH. Swan Lake with the Moscow City Ballet. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat & Sun). £30, £25, £20. Conc. & under 14's £5 off. tel: 0844 854 2757 web: http://tickets.yorkbarbican.co.uk

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

Only Sun. Cawthorne Lane Wrelton. HPE Spring Moto Cross , Pickering and District Motor Club. 1.00pm.

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

Sun 5 Apr

Only Sun. Lowna car park, Farndale, SE 685 910. A Wild Daffodil Walk 4 mile walk following the River Dove and returning through woodland and fields interlaced with wild daffodils. 10am - 12noon. Free but suggested donation of £2. tel: 01439 772738

Sun 5 Apr

Only Sun. Royal British Legion. Easter Sunday Fun Day Bouncy Castle, BBQ, Kids Karaoke, Easter Egg Hunt. 2 - 4pm.

Sun 5 Apr

Start: Thirsk Tourist Information, Market Place, Thirsk. Walk around Thirsk and Sowerby. 10.30am. £1. tel: 01845 522755

Sun 5 Apr

Thwaite Mills Waterfall. Spring Festival. Fun day out for all the family. Easter bunny, boat rides, bouncy castle, face painting etc. 11am - 4-30pm. Adults £3.60, children £1.80 under 5's free. tel: 0113 378 2983 email: thwaite.mills@leeds.gov.uk web: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/thwaitemills

Fri 3 Apr to
 Mon 6 Apr

Rievaulx Abbey. Medieval Falconry. 12 noon to 5pm. tel: 0370 333 1181 web: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/yorkshire

Fri 3 Apr to
 Mon 6 Apr

Only. Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Easter Trail Use your map to locate the hidden eggs. Find all ten and a tasty prize awaits you!. 10am - 5pm. Adults free, Children £4. All children to be accompanied by an adult. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Sun 5 Apr to
 Mon 6 Apr

Sheriff Hutton Village Hall. 42nd Annual Exhibition of Paintings. Coffee/ tea and biscuits available. 10.30am to 4.30pm. £1 adults - Children 30p.

Sun 5 Apr to
 Mon 6 Apr

St Oswalds Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Daffodil Festival. Historic St. Oswald's Church where thousands of daffodils flower. Plants, cakes, jewellery, quilts, woodworkers, refreshments. Photographic competition entries. 1.30pm - 5pm. free. tel: 01845 574983 web: http://www.oswaldsowerby.org.uk

Mon 6 Apr

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe in village hall for visitors and walkers- see display of local history. Easter Monday Exhibition of Pictures of Boltby. Come & try Boltby 'Bridge' Cake. 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

Gillings Court, Thirsk. Darby & Joan Coffee Morning. Tea, coffee, cake & sandwiches. Cake stall, Raffle, Tombola. 10am - 12noon.

Mon 6 Apr

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AN. Car Boot Sale. Cars £5. Vans £8. Public 50p. tel: 01845 524609 email: info@willowmanfestival.co.uk web: http://www.willowmanfestival.co.uk

Mon 6 Apr

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Thirsk. Sequence Dance (in support of Parkinson's UK) please bring supper to share. Soft Drinks with, Tea/Coffee provided. 7.30pm to 11pm. £4 on the door. tel: 01845 523743 (Dor)

Tue 7 Apr

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Tim Vine Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You'. For his first stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs & twitchy dancing. 7.30pm. £20 & £22. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Tue 31 Mar to
 Wed 8 Apr

Only Tue & Wed. Ripon Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE. Experience Victorian crafts and clothes at The Workhouse Museum. Join in with wash day, take part in a school lesson and learn the Victorian art of recycling by making a rag rug. 10 am - 4 pm Activities 11 - 3. Standard entry prices.

Wed 8 Apr

Only Wed. Chop Gate Village Hall car park, SE 558 993. A Breath of Fresh Air 6 mile walk along the eastern flank of Bilsdale. 10am - 1pm. Free but suggested donation of £2. tel: 01439 772738

Wed 8 Apr

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'The Good Old Days of Variety'. Suitable for all ages, taking you back to The old Variety Days. 60s stars The Bachelors & John Stokes. 2pm. £15.50 /disc.£14.50. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

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. Rosie Rabbit - Listen to the story, make your own bunny ears, take part in an egg hunt & create some Easter crafts. Wear appropriate clothing & footwear. 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

Only Wed. Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Easter with Rosie Rabbit Listen to the story of Rosie Rabbit, make bunny ears, Easter egg hunt, and Easter crafts. 10.30am - 12noon and 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Adults free, Children £4. All children to be accompanied by an adult. tel: 01439 772738 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

Wed 8 Apr

Thirsk Library. Thirsk Library Shakespeare Week. collage workshop - make a collage of scenes from famous plays. For ages 5 - 11. All materials provided. 10.30 - 12.30. £1. tel: 0845 0349510 web: http://www.facebook.com/events/340374416169039/

Thu 2 Apr to
 Thu 9 Apr

Only Thu. Ripon Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE. Find out about death and disease in Victorian Times! Object handling and gruesome activities - whole family inspired by the museum's new Funeral Bar. 10 am - 4 pm Activities 11 - 3. Standard entry prices.

Fri 3 Apr to
 Thu 9 Apr

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Shaun the Sheep (PG). Aardman Animation. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. 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

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 booking, just turn up. 1pm-2.30pm. tel: 01423 780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Thu 9 Apr

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'Return of the Grumpy old Women - 50 Shades of Beige'. Comedian, writer & original star of Grumpy Old Women, Jenny Éclair with Susie Blake & Kate Robbins. 7.30pm. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

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

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. Transporter Bridge circular. 09:45 X80 bus to Middlesbrough. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Fri 10 Apr

Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, DL1 1RR. 'The Hollies'. An important component of the 60s British Pop revolution. The Hollies hallmark sound has not wavered during 50 yrs. 7.30pm. £26.50 & £28.50. tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Fri 10 Apr

Only Fri. Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Friendship Lunch Includes soup, bread and cheese, hot drink Proceeds to EBOLA CRISIS FUND. 12noon - 1.30pm. £3.50.

Fri 10 Apr

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely, Folk presents Gill Sandell & Chris T-T: Debut UK tour as a duo, for 2 acclaimed alt-folk artists 7 old friends, launching their first ever collaborative work. Doors 7.30pm show starts 8pm. Advance tickets £10 (£12 on the door). tel: 07436 071332 tickets: White Rose Book cafe, or online web: http://wegottickets.com

Sat 4 Apr to
 Sat 11 Apr

St Mary's Church, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Easter Flower Exhibition Organ Recital 12-15 till 12-45 on Easter Monday. 10am-4pm Easter Sunday 12-4pm. Free admission. Donations welcome.

Sat 11 Apr

Only Sat. Helmsley Arts Centre. Satin 'n' Steel. 7.30pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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 Variety Show'. New comedy-music interactive show with stand-up comic, Chris Graham, writer-performer Val Fairclough & singer-songwriter Jane Beacher & audience participation. 8pm. tel: 01609 771230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 12 Apr

Only Sun. Clifton Castle, Ripon HG4 4AB (Lord & Lady Downshire). Fine views, river walks, wooded pleasure grounds with bridges and follies. Cascades, wild flower meadow and C19 walled kitchen garden, Gravel paths and steep slopes to river. 2pm - 5pm. £4, children free.

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

Sun 12 Apr

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Loosely Folk Presents: Zak Ford. tel: 07583869760

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 Tue 14 Apr

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Nature and the Environment - artists James McGairy & Peter Reynolds and sculptor Darrell Evans. 10.30am to 4pm daily (April 10am to 5pm daily). Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Tue 14 Apr

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. A fascination with Fauna - artist and printmaker Emerson Mayes. 10.30am to 4pm daily (April 10am to 5pm daily). Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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

March

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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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 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

April

Sat 4 Apr to
 Thu 30 Apr

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. 'Legacy'. A photographic discovery around Megalithic 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 10 Apr to
 Thu 16 Apr

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Still Alice (12A). Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Wed). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Tue 14 Apr to
 Sat 18 Apr

Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate. Middle Ground Theatre Company presents Richard Harris' The Business of Murder. tel: 01423 502116 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.harrogatetheatre.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

Aldborough Village Hall. Friends of Roman Aldborough Meeting. Subject: Roman Glass with Jenny Price, Durham University , & Susan Harrison, English Heritage.

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

Fri 17 Apr to
 Mon 4 May

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. All Creatures Great and Small, collection of paintings and sculptures by 4 artists. tel: 01439 772737 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Fri 17 Apr

Thirsk Town Hall. Thirsk Rotary Club will present a 'Spring Fashion Show'. Canapes & Bubbles provided. (In support of Rotary Charities. Tickets £12.50 from the organisers at Well Heeled Boutique.

Sat 18 Apr

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton striders approx 5m walk. Leyburn, Harmby Quarry circular. 10:05 73 bus to Bedale & 155 to Leyburn. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 18 Apr

Kirkby Fleetham Village Hall. The Unlikely Dads - a new comedy by Kate Bramley. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£5 under 16s). tel: 01423 339168 web: http://www.badappletheatre.com

Sat 18 Apr to
 Wed 15 Jul

Not Mon. Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Rd. Harrogate HG1 2SA. New paintings by Sarah Pickstone, inspired by a drawing. Dame Lorna Knights Ready for Rehearsal, exploring themes of performance, dance or artifice. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm, & Bank holiday Mon. tel: 01423 556188 web: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/mercerartgallery

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. REfined presents: Get up close & personal with some of Britain's finest dancers in unique & intimate .settings. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: website web: http://www.ruralarts.org/products/refined

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

Sat 18 Apr

Topcliffe village hall. Ukelele Band. Bring your own refreshments. 7 for a 7.30 start. £8. tel: 01845 577315

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

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Michael Chaloner: Nutwith Cote, near Masham - The Thoroughbred Racehorse and horseracing history in Yorkshire. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: Ruth Robinson 01845 597077

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

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. Osmotheriey circular. 10:20 80 bus to Osmotheriey. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Fri 24 Apr

Potto Village Hall. The Unlikely Dads - a new comedy by Kate Bramley. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£5 under 16s). tel: 01642 700609 web: http://www.badappletheatre.com

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

Fri 24 Apr

The Golden Lion Northallerton. Darlington Community Wind Band Concert in aid of Marie Curie Nursing. 7.30pm. £7. tel: 01609 77411 tickets: Golden Lion web: http://www.mariecurie.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

Sat 25 Apr to
 Sun 26 Apr

Thirsk Athletic Bowls Club, Newsome Road YO7 1QP. Bowling Open Day & Bowlers Bring A Friend Day. All ages welcome. Why not try a hand at bowling. Friendly instruction given, equipment provided. Please wear flat shoes. Just come along, either day. 2pm-4pm. tel: 01845 522711

Sat 25 Apr

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Farmers' Market. tel: 07831 801592 email: nasdavison@gmail.com web: http://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sat 25 Apr

Yarm Fellowship Hall. The Unlikely Dads - a new comedy by Kate Bramley. 8pm. £9.50 (£5 under 16s). tel: 01642 888786 web: http://www.badappletheatre.com

Sun 26 Apr

Only Sun. Cawthorne Lane Wrelton. HPE Print Spring Moto Cross Pickering and District Motor Club. 1.00pm.

Sun 26 Apr

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

Sun 26 Apr

Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton. Afternoon Tea Dance - A mixed Social Dance Programme. All proceeds go to the British Heart Foundation Charity. 2pm - 4.45pm. £5 inc. Tea/Coffee. tel: 01609 258421

Sun 26 Apr

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

Sun 26 Apr

St. John's Church, Sharow. Classical Concert with the New World String Quartet. Haydn, Borodin, Glass & Schubert. Refreshments available. 3.00pm. £10 (15 & under free).

Sun 26 Apr

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club. Free Golf Taster Day for Ladies & Gentlemen Beginners. The aim is to teach the basic skills required to play golf & is intended for beginners or people wishing to return to golf following a break. 10.30am - 3.30pm. tel: 01845 525115 ext 4 email: proshop@tngc.co.uk web: http://www.tng.co.uk

Tue 28 Apr to
 Sat 2 May

The Forum, Northallerton. Blitz! Presented by Northallerton Musical Theatre Company. 7.30pm. £8 - £12. tel: 01609 770936 or 01609 776230 tickets: Company's Box Office or The Forum

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 with option to stay for lunch. tel: 01677 424455 / 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

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

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

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. Richmond to Hudswell circular. 10:01 55 bus to Richmond. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 2 May to
 Mon 4 May

Constable Burton Hall, DL8 5LJ. Tulip Festival.

Sat 2 May to
 Mon 4 May

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

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 to
 Sat 9 May

Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate. Shakespeare's MacBeth. 7.30pm (+ 2.30pm on Sat 9th). £17.50 (Concessions £15.50). tel: 01423 502116 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.harrogatetheatre.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

Fri 8 May

Forum, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk Northallerton circular. 10am. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Fri 8 May

Husthwaite Village Hall. YO61 4PY. Snake Davis Band. Snake is a legend. He is on the road with his 4 piece band with lots of new material, a wonderful mix of soul, world funk & jazz. Always melodic. Something here for everyone. Doors 7pm, music 7.30pm. £14/ ch.16 & under £10. tel: 01347 868216/ 07436012028 email: gila.robinson@talktalk.net

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

Sun 10 May

Aldborough YO51. Mayday celebrations: Maypole dancing etc. From 1pm. email: info@aldboroughmayday.org.uk web: http://www.aldboroughmayday.org.uk/

Sun 10 May

Moor House Farm, Raskelf YO61 3LR. Raskelf Show and Gymkhana. tel: 01347 822516 email: info@raskelfshow.co.uk web: http://www.raskelfshow.co.uk

Sun 10 May

Newby Hall, Ripon, HG4 5AE. Plant Fair.

Tue 12 May to
 Tue 27 Oct

Only Tue. The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Craft & Gift Fair (Except on the Tuesdays after 3 day events). May to Aug - 10am to 3pm. Sept & Oct - 10am to 2pm. Admission free - light refreshments available.

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

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk Bedale - Crakehail circular. 10:05 73 bus to Bedale. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 16 May

Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland St. Northallerton. Needlefelt Animals. You will be taught how to create your own felt animal. This workshop is suitable for adults of all abilities & older, accompanied children. No wheelchair access. 10am - 4pm. £55 (group size 8). tel: 01609 777404 web: http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

Sat 16 May to
 Sun 17 May

On A169 south of Pickering: YO18 8EA. Game and Country Fair & UK Tractor Show. 9am-5pm. £8 with concessions & family tickets. Free parking. tel: 01751 200839 web: http://www.outdoorshows.co.uk/pickering-game-and-country-fair.html

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

Sat 16 May

Topcliffe village hall. Howdenjones Duo. Heartfelt songs rooted in a love for people, places and nature. Two great communicators who are also fine musicians and singers. 7 for a 7.30 start. £8. tel: 01845 577315

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

Mon 18 May

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Jane Sammells and Rebecca Atkinson - Life of the Tudor Housewife. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Thu 21 May to
 Sat 23 May

Bedale Hall. Spring Art Exhibition. Artists from Bedale & villages display their work. Original paintings, cards & crafts on display & for sale. Opened Thursday evening at 7pm - £1 to include a glass of wine. Fri & Sat refreshments available. 9am - 5pm. Admission free Fri.& Sat. tel: 01677 422945 web: http://www.facebook bedale art group

Fri 22 May

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk Osmotheriey circular. 10:20 80 Stokesley bus to Osmotheriey. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.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 to
 Sat 13 Jun

Rural Arts, The Old Court House, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Magna Carta 800. An Interactive exhibition including a copy of the Great Charter and opportunities to learn more about its history and connections to Thirsk. 10am-4pm. Free. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 23 May to
 Mon 25 May

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

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

Sat 23 May

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Farmers' Market. tel: 07831 801592 email: nasdavison@gmail.com web: http://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 24 May

Beechcroft Farmhouse, Aldwark nr Alne, York YO61 1UB. NGS Open Garden. Country garden surrounding Georgian farmhouse (not open). Winding paths lead through series of smaller gardens with different planting themes. Cottage borders, hidden areas & gravel courtyard with small formal pool. Home-made teas. 1pm - 5pm. £3.50, ch. free.

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

Sun 24 May to
 Mon 25 May

Newby Hall, Skelton-on-Ure HG4 5AJ. Yorkshire Game Fair. Hunting, Shooting, Fishing and love for the countryside. Adults £10, Child £5 (4-16). tel: 07557 948785 email: yorkshiregamefair@hotmail.co.uk web: http://www.yorkshiregamefair.co.uk

Mon 25 May

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Country fair. Adult £8, Child £3, Conc £6. tel: 01653 668313 web: http://www.dpcountryfair.co.uk

Mon 25 May to
 Fri 29 May

Rural Arts, The Old Court House, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Magna Carta 800 workshops. Make banners and bunting, design a family crest or medieval beast and add to a community banner to be hung outside. 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free for all ages, (under 8s accompanied by adult). tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

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. 10am - 4pm. £50 per child (Booking essential). tel: 01423 815024 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 around the rocks and moorland. 2pm-3.30pm. tel: 01423780688 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Fri 29 May

Topcliffe village hall. Magna Carta workshop, illuminated script for children. tel: 01845 577315

Fri 29 May

Wensleydale Railway,Redmire Station. Wildflower Walk (guided) Redmire station to Leyburn station (6 miles moderate). Bring packed lunch & drinks. For full details see website. tel: 08454 505474 web: http://www.wensleydalerailway.com

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: 01423 815024 web: http://national trust.org.uk/brimham rocks

Sat 30 May

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m. Swainby to Carlton in Cleveland, linear walk. 09:45 X80 bus to Swainby. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 30 May

Sowerby House (at the rear). Nearly New Sale. 9.30-3.30.

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

Sun 31 May

Skipton area. Le Petit Depart - Ride Le 2014 Tour Route - 3 climbs and 6 dales. £11 & £31 per person - group discount available. web: http://www.lepetitdepart.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

Fri 5 Jun

Forum, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. Northallerton, Warlaby, Ainderby Steeple circular. 10am. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 6 Jun

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

Sat 6 Jun to
 Sun 7 Jun

Newby Hall, Ripon. Tractor Fest. On Sunday at 5pm March of the Tractors to Ripon, returning 2hrs later. £10, seniors £9, child £8, under 4s free.

Sat 6 Jun

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 3pm.

Sun 7 Jun

Alne, York YO61 1RY. Street Fayre. Noon-4.30pm. email: alnestreetfayre@btinternet.com web: http://www.alnestreetfayre.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

Fri 12 Jun

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Loosely Folk Presents: Jeni & Billy. tel: 07583869760

Sat 13 Jun

Forum, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk Hambleton Hills circular. 10am with car. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.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 to
 Sun 14 Jun

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart. YO73AB. Thirsk Truck Gathering. A great day out for the whole family to look around the exhibition of trucks from Working Trucks to Classic/Vintage Trucks, RC Model Truck display, Trade Stands/Indoor Craft/Market Stalls and much more. tel: Suzie - 0780 1581882 email: thirsktg@aol.co.uk web: http://www.thirsktruckgathering.co.uk

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. Advance discounted tickets £9, 12-16s £4.50, Family 2A+3C £18. More on the gate. tel: 01845 523712 tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information web: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/pages/mc800poster.pdf

Sun 14 Jun

All over UK. There will be a national peal of bells at 3pm in honour of the 1215 signing of Magna Carta (Thirsk is one of the Baronial towns). After this Parliament asks the public to take a cup of tea to create a simultaneous celebration of our freedoms and rights.

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

Sun 14 Jun

Helmsley. Magna Carta celebrations.

Mon 15 Jun

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Mike Turpin, English Heritgate. Roman Aldborough and Boroughbridge. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

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

Fri 19 Jun

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. Bedale - Snape circular. 10:05 73 bus to Bedale. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.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

Sat 20 Jun to
 Sun 21 Jun

Sion Hill Hall. Open Garden Weekend. Stunning private garden including formal parterre, Baroque statuary, clipped box & hornbeam, kitchen garden, woodland walk, herbaceous planting. Plant stall & refreshments. 11am - 5pm. £5, children free. tel: 01845 587206 email: www.sionhillhall.co.uk

Sun 21 Jun

Only Sun. Birstwith Hall, High Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 2JW (Sir James & Lady Aykroyd). Large 8 acre garden nestling in secluded Yorkshire dale with formal garden and ornamental orchard, extensive lawns, picturesque stream, large pond and Victorian greenhouse. 2pm - 5pm Visitors also welcome by arrangement May to July groups and coaches welcome. £4, children free.

Sun 21 Jun

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.45. Hambleton Ramblers. Medium Walk 8 miles. Sedbusk & Abbots Ridge. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 21 Jun

Otterington Hall DL7 9HW: on A167 just north of South Otterington. North Yorkshire County Show. From 8am. web: http://www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

Thu 25 Jun

Dalby Forest, Nr. Pickering. Tom Odell. The Forestry Commission is pleased to confirm the uniquely talented Tom Odell will be performing in Dalby Forest. His number 1 debut was 'Long Way Down'. £34.50 (+£3.45 booking fee). tickets: 03000 60400 or online email: forestry.gov.uk/music

Fri 26 Jun to
 Sun 28 Jun

Lightwater Valley Theme Park. Food & Drink Festival - showcasing local producers & a host of fantastic fare. Foot-tapping music, including a range of local talent on the Main stage. Enjoy live sheep shearing demonstrations & amazing Sheep Catwalk Show. Country Crafts - a fascinating look at skills & country crafts from the past. Vintage Village - classic entertainment from a bygone age. Swing dancing, Vintage tea-tent & a Thrift Shop market place. Lightwate Kids: Farming fun for all the family with lots to do, see & make. 10am - 6pm. Adults £8, Child £4. tel: 01765 635321 web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/countryfestival

Fri 26 Jun

Thirsk & Topcliffe. To celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Lance Allan is cycling the 800 miles between all 23 Baronial Towns. Today he passes Thirsk and Topcliffe. tel: 07702 977978 web: http://trowbridge.gov.uk/news/magna+carta+news

Sat 27 Jun

Buck Inn bus-stop, Northallerton. Northallerton Striders approx 5m walk. East Cowton circular. 10:12 72 Darlington bus to East Cowton. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 27 Jun to
 Sun 28 Jun

Filey. Sailing regatta. web: http://www.fileysc.co.uk

Sun 28 Jun

Applegarth, Northallerton. Homegrown Food Festival. 10am-5pm. tel: 07896 140669 web: http://homegrownfoodfest.co.uk

Sun 28 Jun

Beechcroft Farmhouse, Aldwark nr Alne, York YO61 1UB. NGS Open Garden. Country garden surrounding Georgian farmhouse (not open). Winding paths lead throughseries of smaller gardens, cottage borders, hidden areas & gravelled courtyard with small formal pool. 1.30pm - 5pm.

Sun 28 Jun

Depart Northallerton Market Cross 08.30. Hambleton Ramblers. Long Walk 13 miles. West Burton, Aysgarth & Redmire. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 28 Jun

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York. YO19 6HP. Annual Wildlife Day. Come & join us. tel: 01904 728506

July

Sat 4 Jul

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

Sat 4 Jul to
 Sun 5 Jul

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Steam and vintage rally. tel: 0870 777 4324 web: http://gytec.weebly.com

Sat 4 Jul

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 3pm.

Sun 5 Jul

Scampston Park, Ryedale (4 miles East of Malton). Malton Show. 8am - 5.30pm. £10, conc £5. tel: 01653 693382 web: http://www.maltonshow.com

Sun 5 Jul

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

Tue 7 Jul

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

Fri 10 Jul to
 Sun 12 Jul

Skipton. Skipton Clogfest. tel: 01282 868040 web: http://www.clogfest.org

Sat 11 Jul to
 Sun 12 Jul

North Yorks Moors Railway. Classic Cars and Vehicles Weekend. tel: 01751 472508 email: info@nymr.co.uk web: http://www.nymr.co.uk

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

Sun 12 Jul

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole. & Engine Day. 10am - 4pm. Normal entry fees apply. web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Tue 14 Jul to
 Thu 16 Jul

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. £26 (£25 in advance). Child, concessions & family tickets available. tel: 01423 541222 web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Tue 14 Jul to
 Thu 16 Jul

Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. tel: 01423 541222 web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Wed 15 Jul

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

Fri 17 Jul

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Loosely Folk Presents: Kirsty Bromley. tel: 07583869760

Fri 17 Jul

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents Kirsty Bromley. 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 18 Jul to
 Sun 19 Jul

Hampsthwaite HG3 2EU. Hampsthwaite Feast, Scarecrow Trail & Show. web: http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/249

Sat 18 Jul to
 Sun 19 Jul

Masham HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine & Fair Organ Rally. tel: 01765 689569 email: oldstation@tiscali.co.uk web: http://www.mashamsteamrally.co.uk

Sun 19 Jul

Dishforth Airfield YO7 3EZ. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show. £7 Adults, 5-16s £1, under 5s free. tel: 07527 056360 email: pameladuker@ymail.com web: http://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

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