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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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 Sun 26 Feb

North York Moors & Yorkshire Dales. Dark Skies Festival. All about discovering, learning and enjoying the dark and the stars you can see as a result. See website for events. web: http://www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk

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 Sun 26 Feb

All over York. Europe’s largest Viking festival will pave the way for the return of the Vikings to York: that’s the aim of the 2017 JORVIK Viking Festivall The Festival will provide the perfect prologue to the re-opening of the world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre with Eric Bloodaxe taking centre stage. tel: 01904 615505 web: http://www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk

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 Sun 26 Feb

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Kubo & The Two Strings' (PG). Fri. 17.30/ Sat.14.30/ Sun.17.30. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

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 Sun 26 Feb

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Manchester By The Sea' (15). 20.00. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 26 Feb

Middleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham DL8 4RA. Antique & Collectors Fair. Refreshments available. 10am - 4pm. email: office@middlehamkey.co.uk web: http://www.middlehamkeycentre.co.uk

Sun 26 Feb

Sutton Gardens, Sutton Ln, Masham HG4 4PB. Two open gardens. Noon - 4pm. £5.00, children free. web: http://www.ngs.org.uk

Sun 26 Feb

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 11 mls, The Shawl, Redmire & Wensley. N'ton Market Cross 0830 or Leyburn Mkt Place at 0930. tel: Teresa 01748 818946

Sun 26 Feb

Yorkshire Suite, Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton. Afternoon Tea Dance, 40s, 50s dance, wartime +, dress for the occasion if you wish, proceeds to Marie Curie, tea & coffee. 2pm -4.45pm. £5 in advance, £7 on the door. tel: John & Joy 01609 258421 for details

Tue 28 Feb

Galtres Centre, Easingwold YO61 3AD. Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty by satellite from the Royal Opera House. 7pm. tel: 01347 822472

Wed 1 Mar

St Peter's School, Clifton, York, YO30 6AB. Public lecture: Growing and Regenerating Human Tissue: A New Frontier in Medicine. Prof. Kevin Shakesheff. 7pm. Free but book ahead. tel: 01904 527322 web: http://tinyurl.com/j67u6wj

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 Thu 2 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Lego Batman Movie (U). Batman goes on a personal journey to find himself and learn the importance of teamwork and friendship in hopes to save Gotham City from a hostile takeover set by The Joker. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sun & Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 2 Mar

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby. Sowerby Flower Club, Demonstration by Robert Forbes of Ripon, entitled 'Marching Into Spring'. 2pm. £4 inc. tea and biscuits.

Thu 2 Mar

Thirkleby Village Hall. Local History Society talk by Russell Marwood " Marston Moor 1644 & all that". Refreshments, Raffle. 7-30pm. £2, visitors welcome. tel: Ann Stoney 01845 501365

Thu 2 Mar

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 9.5 miles. What the Romans did for us at Bainbridge. Meet 10am Bainbridge village green (DL8 3EL, SD933901). tel: 01845 574883 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 2 Mar

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 7.5 miles. Eston Hills Circular. Meet 10:00 Windlebridge Garden Nursery, Guisborough TS14 6QS, NZ grid ref 583159 A171 / A173 junction off roundabout (TS14 6QS, NZ582157). tel: 01642 710489 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

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 Fri 3 Mar

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Snowdrop Spectacular. Enjoy the enchanting 'white carpet' of snowdrops while wandering in the woodland walk. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

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 Sat 4 Mar

York Theatre Royal. 'Murder, Margaret & Me' by Philip Meeks. The sensational story of Margaret Rutherford's past in a comedy thriller in which Agatha Christie unearths the tragic tale. 'Moving, mirthful & entertaining from start to finish'. (The Scotsman). 7.30pm + Matinees Thu. 2pm & Sat. 2.30pm. £30 - £12 (concessions available). tel: 01904 623568 web: http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Sat 4 Mar

Hovingham Village Market, YO62 4LF. Come and meet the archaeologists. Found any interesting pieces of pottery in your garden? Want to know more?. 10.30am-1.30pm. web: http://hovingham-market.org.uk

Sat 4 Mar

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. The Joy of Song, RNCM Songsters introduced by Professor Lynne Dawson, Head of Vocal Studies at the RNCM. 3pm. £5. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: door only email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 4 Mar

The Golden Lion, Allhallowgate, Ripon. Gary Stewart presents 'Graceland'. A celebration of Paul Simon's classic album. 'Gary & his band masterfully recreated not just the sound of the Graceland album, but also the energy & soul. An ambitious & wonderful feat to achieve in a live performance.' - Joe Rusby. 7.30pm. £15/£17. tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/387569 web: http://www.garystewart.bandcamp.com

Sat 4 Mar

Thirsk Athletic Bowls Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk. Coffee Morning with Boston Bowls Supplies. 10am to 12.00 noon. tel: 01205 761154 Mob 07831 440365

Sat 4 Mar to
 Sun 5 Mar

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Orchid Festival. beautiful orchids on display, sales & advice about growing orchids. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sun 5 Mar

Quaker Meeting, House Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 2DJ. Springboard - talk by Alisa Lewer: Creativity, Communication and Dementia. 7pm. Free. tel: 01845 524311 contact Lesley Law

Sun 5 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. The fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed, in an open session, by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. Noon. £3. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 5 Mar

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 8 mls Oulston, Crayke, Foss way,. N'ton Market Cross 8.45am or 0930 at Oulston. tel: Manice 01845 501533

Mon 6 Mar

Thirsk town hall, Westgate. Dog health checks, nail clipping and training advice will be on offer. Owners can also get their dogs microchipped for free thanks to a donation by the Dogs Trust. Existing microchips can also be checked and updated. 11am-3pm. Free.

Wed 8 Mar

Thirsk Tourist Information Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walking for health. One hour walk for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer Walk-Leader led. 10.15a.m. for 10.30a.m. free. tel: 1609771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Fri 3 Mar to
 Thu 9 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Lion (PG). A drama in which a five-year-old Indian boy finds himself lost in Kolkata, thousands of miles from home. After being sent to Australia for adoption, he returns to India as a young adult in order to find his real mother and brother. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 9 Mar

Stillingfleet Village Institute. Eddie & the Gold Tops - a warm hearted tale set in the 1960s. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£5 for under 16s). tel: 01423 339168 web: http://www.badappletheatre.com

Thu 9 Mar

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 10 miles. Guisborough Highcliffe. Meet 10:00 Turn south off A171 towards Charltons village, park on roadside just before village starts. (TS12 3DD, NZ645156). tel: 01324 466948 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 10 Mar

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. The Pretend Men’s critically acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy stage show. Police Cops is an adrenaline-fuelled, three man police action parody featuring supercharged physical theatre, cinematic style and uncompromising facial hair. 7.30pm. £10, U18s £5. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Rural Arts @ The Courthouse web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 9 Mar to
 Sat 11 Mar

Thirsk Racecourse. Livewire's perfomance of Cold Comfort Farm in memory of Pip Orde-Powlett, Lady Bolton. Ticket price includes supper after the show. The performance is too raise money for St Theresa's Hospice and The Injured Jockey's Fund. 7pm, play at 7.45pm, supper 9.15pm. £25. tickets: Online web: http://https://fixr-app.com/event/12798

Sat 11 Mar

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Sitkovetsky Trio. This piano trio is taking the world by storm - New York, Beijing, Berlin, Bergen and beyond. They play Turina, Ravel & Schubert's Piano Trio in B flat. 7.30pm. £16, £15 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 11 Mar

Thirsk Town Hall YO7 1QR. Thirsk Mini - Con, Come and meet Darth Vader. Movie costume characters, fancy dress competition, Tombola and Geeky Traders. 11am- 2pm. £3, under 12's - £2. email: info@hunter-toys.co.uk

Sun 12 Mar

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 7 mls Castle Bolton circular. N'ton Market Cross 0900 or Aysgarth car park (pay). tel: Mary 01969 623533

Sun 12 Mar

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 11 mls Potto, Hutton Rudby, Crathorne & Faceby. N'ton Market Cross 0830 or 0915 Swainby nr church NZ 478020. tel: 07974 288056

Fri 10 Mar to
 Thu 16 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Denial (12A). A drama based on the true story of the unsuccessful libel action brought by David Irving against Deborah Lipstadt, which hinged on the issue of 'Holocaust denial'. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 4 Mar to
 Sat 25 Mar

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Society of Wood Engravers Exhibition.

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 Sun 14 May

Thirsk station. Until Sun 14 May Network Rail will be carrying out track improvement, closing Thirsk station at times. Between Sun 26 Feb and Sun 14 May please check in advance with your train operator because trains may run at earlier times or be replaced by bus services. web: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions

Over two weeks away

March

Tue 14 Mar

St Mary's Church, Thirsk. Chamber Concert and Afternoon Tea. 2.30pm. Donations in Aid of St Marys Church.

Tue 14 Mar

Thirsk Athletic Bowls Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk. Domino Drive. First game starts at 7.30pm. £2.

Wed 15 Mar

Kunsthuis Contemporary Art Gallery, Dutch House, Mill Lane, Crayke. YO61 4TT. Printmaking Workshop - An introduction to Linocut. tel: 07495270007

Wed 15 Mar

Thirsk Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available. for those who are not used to walking with a group.Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15a.m. for 10.30a.m. Free. tel: 1609771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 16 Mar to
 Thu 30 Mar

All over York. Literature festival. web: http://yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk

Thu 16 Mar

Brompton Methodist Church The Green Brompton Northallerton DL6 2QT. Brompton Heritage Group: Prof. Hugh Doherty will talk about Eustace Fitz John and the manor of Brompton in early 12th century - But which Brompton? By ticket, to include buffet supper after the talk. 7.00 pm. £5.00 per head. tel: 01609 780633 tickets: Phone Doreen Newcombe: 01609 770365 or 01609 780633 to reserve email: unitystack@gmail.com web: http://www.bromptonmatters.co.uk

Thu 16 Mar

Hollybush Christian Fellowship. Riding Lights Theatre Company presents 'Crosslight: A Passion Play for Lent.' Caught in the crosslight of the flickering candles at the last supper, the torches of Gethsemane, the firelight in the courtyard, by the searching gaze of his Lord, Simon ‘the rock’ is shattered. Crosslight is a communal experience of theatre and worship for the season leading to Easter. 7.30pm. £10 / £8 (concessions). tel: 01904 613000 tickets: Riding Lights Box Office email: marketing@rltc.org web: http://ridinglights.org/crosslight

Thu 16 Mar

walk - Northallerton Ramblers. Meet car park at the Crown pub YO62 6UA, SE705900. 8.5 miles Lastingham and Ana Cross. See villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham and traverse a beautiful stretch of moorland. 10am. tel: 01845 574226

Thu 16 Mar

walk - Northallerton Ramblers. 9.5 miles. Meet beck below Marske Church DL11 7LT, NZ104005. Trek along the beck to Telfit and ascent to Skelton Moor and Cote Nun. 10am. tel: 01609 88165 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 17 Mar to
 Thu 23 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Hacksaw Ridge (15). A US war drama based on the true story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who served as a combat medic during World War Two. 7.30pm. £5 (£4 Mondays & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 18 Mar

Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Catton, Thirsk YO7 4SG. Jerry Green Dog Rescue invites you to a Volunteer Network Meeting to give you the opportunity to meet the team and passionate volunteers. Please pop along to ask questions and find out more over a cuppa and cake!. 10am. tel: 01845 567456 email: emma.cook@jerrygreendogs.org.uk web: http://www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk

Sat 18 Mar

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. An Evening With Gervase Phinn. Spend a heart-warming evening with one of Britain's best-loved comic writers and raconteurs. Share with him hilarious and sometimes poignant stories, ... 7.30pm. £15.

Sun 19 Mar

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 5 mls, places of interest around Richmond. N'ton Market Cross 0915 or Richmond Mkt Place 1000. tel: Dave 01748 884002

Mon 20 Mar

Thirlby Village Hall,. Thirlby Local History Group - Men of Lead - The lives of lead miners in Swaledale -A film and talk by David Joy, former editor of The Dalesman. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 21 Mar

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 19 Mar. email: jmiller8007@aol.com

Tue 21 Mar to
 Sat 25 Mar

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA. "Annie" presented by York Musical Theatre Co. Evenings 7.30pm Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. Tickets from £16, family ticket offer available. tel: 01904 501935 web: http://www.josephrowentreetheatre.co.uk

Thu 23 Mar

Town Hall annexe, Westgate YO7 1QS. Thirsk Museum Society. Open to all: talk by Jennifer Allison on 'Some stories and Curiosities from Thirsk history'. 7.30pm. tel: 01845 527707 email: info@thirskmuseum.org web: http://thirskmuseum.org

Thu 23 Mar

walk - Northallerton Ramblers. 9.3 miles. Meet first R/H turning from A172 into Charltons park on the left hand side TS12 3DD, NZ645156. Quakers Moor Walk to Boosbeck. 10am. tel: 01845 574883 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 23 Mar

walk - Northallerton Ramblers. 11 miles. Meet Westerdale Village YO21 2DT, NZ664059. Westerdale to Westerdale Moor to reach Lion Inn. 10am. tel: 01609 775833 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 24 Mar to
 Thu 30 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. T2: Trainspotting (18) A drama sequel in which a man returns home to Edinburgh 20 years after betraying his friends. 7.30pm. £5 (£4 Mondays & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 25 Mar

Car Park at Low Mill - Farndale. Wild Daffodil Walk - Led by NYMs National Park Rangers. Walks commence at 10am. Please arrive well before that.

Sun 26 Mar

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 6.5mls over moorland from Sheepwash. N'ton Market Cross 0900 or Sheepwash 0930 NB. Clocks go forward!!. tel: Sue 01609 778541

Sun 26 Mar

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 10 mls Coneysthorpe and around Castle Howard. N'ton Market Cross 0830 or Coneysthorpe Village Hall (honesty box) NB. clocks go forward!!. tel: Teresa 01748 818946

Wed 29 Mar

Thirsk Health Centre. Hambleton Strollers Walking for health. One hour walk for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer Walk-Leader led. 10.15a.m. for 10.30a.m. Free. tel: 1609771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 30 Mar

Galtres Centre, Easingwold YO61 3AD. Madama Butterfly by satellite from the Royal Opera House. 7.15pm. tel: 01347 822472

Thu 30 Mar

MS Society-Hambleton coffee club. Costa Bedale- coffee and a chat- friends & carers welcome. 11am with option to stay for lunch.

Fri 31 Mar to
 Thu 6 Apr

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Jackie (15). A drama about the life of Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy in the days immediately following the assassination of her husband, US President John F. Kennedy. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 31 Mar

The Courthouse Thirsk YO7 1QS. Jess Morgan, presented by Loosely Folk. 7.30pm. Advance £9,(£10 on the day). tickets: The Courthouse Westgate, White Rose Books web: http://www.ruralarts.org / www.jessmorgan.co.uk

April

Sat 1 Apr

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ripon Choral Society Concert- Poulenc Gloria and Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with Orchestra D'Amici and soloists. 7.30pm. £20 reserved, £18 unreserved. tel: 07736 759930 tickets: Online, by telephone or in Cathedral Shop web: http://www.riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sun 2 Apr

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 9 ml walk Arkengarthdale & Foregill. N'ton Market Cross 0830 or 0915 Reeth Green(honesty box). tel: Teresa 01748 818946

Mon 3 Apr

Thirsk museum, 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. The museum re-opens today for the summer. 10am-4pm, Mon-Sat. Free, small donation expected. email: info@thirskmuseum.org web: http://thirskmuseum.org

Tue 4 Apr

Sowerby House, Front Street, Sowerby. Bake for Heroes, Indoor Garden Party, help us raise money to support our wounded heroes. 2pm. tel: Ann Price 01845 525986

Fri 7 Apr to
 Thu 13 Apr

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Hidden Figures (PG). Based on true events, about a group of African-American women who were hired by NASA for their skills in mathematics to be a part of America's space programme in the 1960s. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 7 Apr

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. September in the Rain by John Godber presented by Esk Valley Theatre. 7.30pm. £12. tel: 01947 897587 tickets: The Artist's Palette 01845 574457 or web: http://www.eskvalleytheatre.co.uk

Sat 8 Apr

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Easter Trail. Follow fun clues in the woodland & receive an Easter treat. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sat 8 Apr to
 Wed 26 Apr

Not Thu or Fri. Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. A strange new creature has been seen in the Kiplin Woods. Use our 'Eggsplorer' packs, search the woods for clues to help us track it down. best solution wins a great, big egg. & there are lots of little eggs for runners-up. plus on Easter Sunday North Yorkshire Vintage Machinery Society will show items from their collection. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 8 Apr to
 Sun 23 Apr

Prophecy House, High Bridge, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD. Click your ruby heels and follow the yellow brick road! During the Easter Holidays come and meet Dorothy and her friends at Mother Shipton’s. You will need to use your brilliant brain, huge heart, and constant courage to complete a FREE adventure sheet to reach the Emerald City? A magical and enchanting adventure awaits. Fun for all the family every day. 10am - 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). tel: 01423 864600 email: info@mothershipton.co.uk web: http://www.mothershipton.co.uk/

Sat 8 Apr

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: (programme change) Great Schubert. The Gildas Quartet with Alexander Baillie, cello. Korngold, then Schubert's C major String Quintet, D956. 7.30pm. £16, £15 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sun 9 Apr

Quaker Meeting, House Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 2DJ. Springboard - talk by Keith Reeves: Some human rights experiences in Israel & Palestine. 7pm. Free. tel: 01845 524311 contact Lesley Law

Sun 9 Apr

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 6.5 mls, Swainby area, easy with some ascents. N'ton Market Cross 0900 or Swainby 0930. tel: Heather 01609 777897

Sun 9 Apr

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 11 mls, Lastingham, Rosedale Abbey (incl. seeing two Andy Goldsworthy sculptures). N'ton Market Cross 0830 or 0930 Lastingham Grange Hotel. tel: James 01642 806494

Mon 10 Apr

Thirlby Village Hall,. Thirlby Local History Group - Lord Armstrong and Cragside - film and talk by Brian Hull. 7.30pm. £3 includes refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Sun 16 Apr to
 Mon 17 Apr

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Easter Egg Hunt. Search for chocolate & meet the Easter Bunny. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sun 16 Apr

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 9 mls, Shaw Mills, Birstwith, Hampsthwaite. N'ton Market Cross 0830 or 0930 Ripley Car Park. tel: Ruth 01845 597077

Mon 17 Apr

Sessay Village Hall. Easter Extravaganza- morning tractor run, various afternoon Easter activities- Easter Bonnet, decorated Easter Eggs & cakes etc opened by Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright. Tractor run 10am, Afternoon events 1pm. tel: Doreen 01845 577906 email: doreentill3@aol.com

Tue 18 Apr

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 16 Apr email: jmiller8007@aol.com

Wed 19 Apr to
 Sat 22 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Snow White - The Easter Pantomime. Benidorm star Asa Elliott will be joining our cast of panto favourites in a brand new professional production bursting with sensational singing, beautiful scenery, stunning costumes and much more. 5.30pm Wed, 7pm Thu, 6.30pm Fri & 1.30pm matinees Wed, Fri & Sat. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online & boxoffice web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 21 Apr

The Angel at Topcliffe, Long Street, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RW. Murder Mystery evening in aid of Thirsk Christmas lights. 7pm. £25 including 2 course meal. tel: Jo Wood 01845 525030 tickets: Luke Miller email: info@theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Sat 22 Apr

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Opening meeting. from 11am, first race 1.50pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sun 23 Apr

Tennants Garden Rooms, Harmby Road, Leyburn, DL8 5SG. Fabulous Flag Flying St George's Day Concert featuring the Thirsk RBL Band and the Military WAGS Choir. Bar available throughout the afternoon. Early booking recommended. 3pm. £10, £8 (Concession), under 10yrs Free. tel: 07918 563351 tickets: Online or phone email: soddy@britishlegion.org.uk web: http://www.tennantsgardenrooms.com

Sun 23 Apr

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 5 mls Aysgarth 3 Falls walk. N'ton Market Cross 0900 or 1000 West Burton. tel: Anne 01609 779215

Tue 25 Apr

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Musical Bran Tub: Graham Merriam digs into 'A Passionate Man' and looks at Bach's St. Matthew Passion, its construction, content and sheer greatness. With excerpts live and recorded. 6.30pm. £1 and bucket collection. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: door only email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Thu 27 Apr

Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Photography for beginners. No prior knowledge required, though a camera with some manual settings would be beneficial. 10-3. £45 per person, maximum 12. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: Kiplin Hall email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Thu 27 Apr

Town Hall annexe, Westgate YO7 1QS. Thirsk Museum Society. Open to all: talk by Sue Harrison about new work she has been doing at Rievaulx Abbey. 7.30pm. tel: 01845 527707 email: info@thirskmuseum.org web: http://thirskmuseum.org

Fri 28 Apr to
 Sun 30 Apr

Tour de Yorkshire. Cycle race. It doesn't pass through Thirsk this year but is within easy reach, e.g. Ripon on Saturday. Be aware of traffic delays. web: http://letour.yorkshire.com/2017

Sun 30 Apr

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Discover Racing Family Day. From 11am, first race 2.15pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sun 30 Apr

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 11 mls, Circuit of Fryup Dale with 1600ft of ascent. N'ton Market Cross 0830 or 0945 Shaw End Farm Lealholme (NZ 746056). tel: Geoff 01287 348763

May

Sat 6 May

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Totepool Thirsk Hunt Cup Meeting. From 11am, first race 1.55pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 13 May

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: The Wand of Youth - A showcase of skill and artistry from Chetham's specialist music school . 7.30pm. £12, £11 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 13 May

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Evening in Support of the ABF The Soldiers' Charity. From 3.30pm, first race 5.45pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sun 14 May

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club Rally (in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care). Enjoy vintage vehicles in the stunning grounds of the Hall. 11am - 5pm. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sun 14 May

Village Hall, 30 High Street, Swainby DL6 3EG. Quality antiques. homemade crafts, flowers, furniture, cake stall. Vintage charity café, free entry. 10am - 4.30pm. free.

Mon 15 May

Thirlby Village Hall,. Thirlby Local History Group - York Trials and Executions - film show and talk by Karen Adams. 7.30pm. £3 includes refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 16 May

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 14 May email: jmiller8007@aol.com

Sat 20 May

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Irish Day. from 11am, first race 2.10pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sun 21 May

Quaker Meeting, House Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 2DJ. Springboard - talk by Sue Wrathmell Skipton & Thirsk two market towns. 7pm. Free. tel: 01845 524311 contact Lesley Law

Thu 25 May

MS Society-Hambleton coffee club. Golden Fleece, Thirsk- coffee & chat- friends & carers welcome. 11am with option to stay for lunch.

June

Sun 4 Jun

Rainton Village YO73PH. Rainton street Market and vintage vehicles.Stalls selling all sorts of treasures: jewelry, brie a brac, household items,books, toys, art and crafts.Teas and cakes in the village hall. BBQ. Children's stalls and bouncy castle. Free admission and free parking if you would like to book a stall contact us.The £10 fee is donated to the two village charities. 11.am - 3pm. tel: 01845578349  or 07585151910 email: harwood611@btinternet.com

Mon 5 Jun

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Afternoon Racing. From 11.30am, first race 2pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 10 Jun to
 Sun 11 Jun

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Gardeners' Fair. A Summer celebration of gardening, with 50 stalls, expert talks & plant surgeries. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sat 10 Jun

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Apollo5 - a British a cappella enemble with a repertoire including retro jazz, pop and classical arrangements. 7.30pm. £17, £16 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Thu 15 Jun to
 Sun 18 Jun

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton. Willowman Music Family Festival with headline act Soul II Soul and many other big name acts. Various prices with spring savers for as little as £70. tel: Steve Williams 01609 780190 & 07980 023154 email: barker74hotmail.com

Sat 17 Jun to
 Mon 26 Jun

Not Thu or Fri. Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. Flower Festival. A celebration of the garden, with flowers throughout the Hall. All the rooms decorated by volunteers & local flower clubs. Craft Fair in the gardens. 11am - 5pm. Normal admission charges. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 17 Jun

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Thirsk Sinfonia Orchestra. Haydn, Albinoni & Elgar. 7.30pm. email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

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