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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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 Tue 23 Oct 2018

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Free: Lantern Making - Learn how to make paper cut and painted lantern as part of a project with English Heritage. The lanterns will be displayed at Richmond Castle's Cell Block exhibition. 10am-4pm. Free. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: online, phone, in house email: namita@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Thief Hall, Thornton le Moor, DL7 9EH. Thornton le Moor Garden Forum presents a Talk by Rosy Hardy, Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal Winner, on Autumn Flowering Perennials. 7pm. £10. tickets: Phil Ogden, Willow Lodge, Thornton le Moor email: phil.ogden@thornton-le-moor.co.uk

Wed 24 Oct 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'Funny Girl - The Musical' (12A). 19.30. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

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 Thu 25 Oct 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'King of Thieves' 15 rating True crime film, matinee Wed 24th. 7.30pm, matinees 2.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s and 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 25 Oct 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. Northdale Quiz Night. Fancy yourself as an Egghead? Calling all quizzers! Come along for a fun filled evening of trivia, & compete in this special quiz night. Maximum team size 6. 19.00. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Thirsk Town Hall Annexe. Thirsk Museum presents a talk on "Refusing to fight the 'Good war': Women conscientious objectors in NE England in WW2" by Stuart Anderson. 7-30pm. £2.50.

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Danbydale Village and Rigg. Danby to Castleton before walking on Esk Valley Way to Botton Village & return via Danby Rigg. Good paths and tracks. 10m/16.1km Moderate. 10 am at Danby Station C.P. GR707084 NZ707084/YO212JL. tel: 01609 775833 tickets: Leader Dave Taylor web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Ravensworth Ramble. Circular walk through pretty historic villages and lovely countryside. Including Ravensworth, Kirby Hill, Gayles and Dalton. 8.5m/13.7km Moderate. 10am at Mainsgill Farm Shop on A66. C.P is free. NZ154085. tel: 01642 982912    01325 718951 tickets: Leader Marilyn Collins web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Tue 23 Oct 2018 to
 Fri 26 Oct 2018

Not Thu. Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD. 'Carmen', one of the most famous of all operas in its exciting new production by York Opera. Yorkshire’s leading amateur opera company, will bring to the stage this story of love and betrayal set in nineteenth century Spain. Sung in English and supported by a full orchestra. 7.15pm. From £15. tel: 01904 623568 email: boxoffice@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk web: https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Fri 26 Oct 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. Halloween Disco for children up to age 11. £3. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Thirsk Town Hall. 'BINGO' fun nights, cash prizes, raffle. In aid of Thirsk Christmas Lights. Licensed bar. Doors open 7pm, eyes down 7-30pm. tel: 01845 525030 tickets: On the night

Fri 26 Oct 2018 to
 Sat 27 Oct 2018

The Garden Room, Tennants, Leyburn DL8 5SG. Designer Makers Market, unique handcrafted goods direct from the makers. 10am- 4pm. Free.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

All UK & most of Europe. Clocks go back one hour tonight.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Sally Farm, Helperby YO61 2SA. Open Day at a new egg laying unit. We are increasingly aware of how food is produced and how the animals involved are treated so Vencomatic is opening the doors of its new higher-welfare poultry unit to help us understand improvements in bird welfare in commercial egg production. Family games, food and refreshments and children can take part in the free egg-ucational trail and win a prize!. 10am-2pm. Free. tel: 01845 521360 email: lindsay.fletcher@vpauk.com

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Sowerby Memorial Park, next to Sowerby Play Park. Sowerby Community Litter Pick organised by Sowerby Parish Council. Pickers, Bags, High Visibility Jackets & Refreshments Provided. Everyone welcome. Meet 9.45am in Park for 10am - 12 noon picking.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

St. John's Church, Sharow, nr. Ripon HG4 5BJ. Paulinus Singers Autumn Concert. 7.30. tel: 01765 605771 web: http://www.stpaulinus.org.uk

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. "Phil" your boots with Food & Song. Starring Phil Collingwood, Guitarist /Singer. 2 Course Supper included. Bring your own drinks. 7pm. £20. tel: Thirsk (01845)  577426 or 578526 or 577911 tickets: Karen Morley, Doug Allen or Judy Lowe.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

White Swan carpark, Ampleforth YO62 4DA. Ampleforth Village Market. 9am-noon.

Fri 26 Oct 2018 to
 Sun 28 Oct 2018

Whitby. Whitby Goth Festival. Special events include 'Tomorrow's Ghost Festival (Whitby Pavillion), The Marquis Masquerade Ball & Dark Days Alternative Market. More information on www.Discoveryorkshirecoast.com.

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Cold Kirby Village Hall. 'Enterprise on the Moors' local art and crafts with unique Christmas gifts. Refreshments. 11am-4pm. Free entry. tel: Beccky McMurray 07985676385 email: unique4us@gmail.com

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Middleham Key Centre, Park Rd. Middleham. DL8 4RA. Antiques & Collectors Fair. Refreshments available. 10am - 4pm. tel: 01969 624002

Sun 28 Oct 2018

South Park, Darlington. Halloween Fun Run 5k, in aid of St. Teresa's Hospice, run, jog or walk, fancy dress. 9.30am Registration, 10 am Start. Entry Fee £15 ages 16+, £5 ages 5-15, free under 5s.

Sun 28 Oct 2018

St Mary's Church, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Family connect, activities, worship, snack for all the family. 3.30pm. Free. email: Thirskparishes@gmail.com web: http://thirskparishes.org

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Field paths, quiet roads, riverside around Pateley Bridge. Some hills. 9.5miles. Moderate. 08.30 Northallerton Market Cross. tel: 01748 818946 tickets: Leader - Derek Hutchinson email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR. Tea Dance at Thirsk Town Hall - Come along to enjoy a free of charge relaxed afternoon of dancing to music from the roaring 20s through to the swinging 60s, with instruction from Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts. Carers and companions are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. 1.30 - 3.30pm. Free (Donations welcome). tel: 01845 526536 tickets: phone/ online/ Rural Arts email: namita@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 27 Oct 2018 to
 Wed 31 Oct 2018

Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, Richmond. Halloween Fun. Free trail in the Hall, children's crafts and more. Garden & Tearoom 10am - 3pm; Hall 11am - 5pm. Normal admission fee. email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk

Tue 30 Oct 2018 to
 Wed 31 Oct 2018

Only. Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, Richmond DL10 6AT. Ghost Tours. 6pm & 8pm. Adult £12, child £8(8-16yrs) Includes hot drink on arrival. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: Please book in advance email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Wed 31 Oct 2018

East Thirsk Community Hall. The Treasure Hunt, free fun activities for children under 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10am-12md. Free. email: Thirskparishes@gmail.com web: http://www.thirskparishes.org

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 Thu 1 Nov 2018

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk. YO74NJ. October holiday activities aimed at children aged 8-14 years. Mon: High ropes.Zip wire, Problem solving & Climbing tree. Tues: Challenge course, Raft building, Orienteering & Bushcraft. Wed: Kyaking, Raft building, Archery & Bushcraft. Thurs: High ropes, Zip wire, Kayaking & Canoeing. Activities can be subject to change depending on group size &/or weather condition. Registration 9.10am, ctivities 9.30am to approximately 4.30pm. £30 per person, except Thurs. £40. tel: 01845 522145 web: http://worg.ukww.nyy.org.uk or www.carltonlodge.

Fri 26 Oct 2018 to
 Thu 1 Nov 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Johnny English Strikes Again!' PG rating. 7.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Tue 30 Oct 2018 to
 Thu 1 Nov 2018

Butterflies Dance & Performing Arts, 2a Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Half Term Daily Halloween Themed Workshops. Singing, acting, dancing and crafts, lots of fun for girls and boys!. Half day 9am - 12noon for age 3+; Full day 9am - 4pm for age 5+. £10 per morning, £25 per day. tickets: To book, please contact us at Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com

Tue 30 Oct 2018 to
 Thu 1 Nov 2018

Butterflies Dance & Performing Arts, 2a Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Half Term 3 Day Workshop - 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' - for children aged 6-10yrs and 11yrs +. Includes final performance on Thursday 1st November. 9am - 4pm Tues & Wed, 9am - 6pm on Thurs. £60 per person. tickets: To book, please contact us at Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Meadowfields, Chapel St. Neil Diamond and Dolly Parton Tribute. Tea, coffee and raffle. 3pm. £5. tickets: Meadowfields

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Three Little Pigtails - Children's Performance. A brand new version of the classic story of the 3 little pigs set in Paris. Funny, warmhearted and interactive, this rustic tale will make you squeal with laughter - all with puppets, and live music!. 2pm. Adult: £8, Under 18s: £6. tel: 01845526536 tickets: in house/ online / phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Thirkleby Village Hall. Talk by Peter Glossop - The Hidden Gems of Goddards, York, the family home of Noel & Kathleen Terry. 7.30pm. £3 visitors welcome. Refreshments. Lifts available from around the area. tel: 01845 501365

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Cotherstone & Teesdale. Follow old rail track for several miles, then mix of tracks, roads, and riverside paths. 11m/17.7km Moderate. 10am meet and park down towards the castle on village street. NZ012195/DL129QB. tel: 01325 378697 tickets: Leader - Carole Smith web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Walk- Northallerton Ramblers. Autumn in Coverdale. Circular Middleham, Coverham, East Witton and back. Good paths and tracks. 8.3m/13.4km. Moderate. 10 am at Market Place monument in Middleham.SE125878/DL84NP. tel: 07484613574 tickets: Leader Graham Wright web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. 'The Owl & the Pussycat' presented by Esk Valley Theatre group. 7.30pm. £12.50. tel: 01845 574457 tickets: The Artist's Palette web: http://www.eskvalleytheatre.co.uk

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Thirsk, Northallerton & Bedale pools. The swimming pools in Thirsk & Sowerby, Northallerton and Bedale are putting the fun back in to swimming by going green for halloween. Come to a special pool party complete with inflatables, spooky disco and colour changing water!. Thirsk 5-6.30pm, Northallerton 5-7.30pm, Bedale 6-7pm. Normal prices. tickets: Booking essential at reception

Mon 29 Oct 2018 to
 Sat 3 Nov 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'Sweet Charity' - Northallerton Musical Theatre Company. A real fun show with great music and songs-Hey Big Spender, Rhythm of Life etc. 7.30pm. £10 - £14. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: The Forum (available now) web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 3 Nov 2018

St Mary's Church, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Thirsk Royal British Legion Band. 1918-2018 100th Anniversary Concert. 7pm. Retiring Collection proceedfs to RBL.

Sat 3 Nov 2018

Thirsk and Sowerby Institute. Coffee Morning in aid of 'Fun with Autism'. 10am- 12.30pm.

Sat 3 Nov 2018

Thirsk Premier Inn, Sowerby Gateway, Thirsk, YO7 3HF. Family Fun Day. Stalls, Design your own lego Minifig. Huge raffle. Childrens Activities. Coffee & Cake. 12.00 - 16.00. Free entry. tel: 07734760685 tickets: In the Hotel email: laurajaynepollard@gmail.com

Sat 3 Nov 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Big Firework Display, organised promoted & run by Thirsk Rotary Club. 5.30pm - 8pm. Adults £4, Family £8 (max 4 people), under 5s free. tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information

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 Sun 4 Nov 2018

Not Mon. Himalayan Garden, Hutts Lane, Grewelthorpe, Ripon HG4 3DA. Garden and Sculpture Park. Yorkshires Hidden Gem open for its Autumn colours. 10am-4pm. tel: 01765 658009 web: https://www.himalayangarden.com

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 Sun 4 Nov 2018

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS. Halloween Trail. tel: 01677 425323 web: http://www.thorpperrow.com

Sat 27 Oct 2018 to
 Sun 4 Nov 2018

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Family fun. Brighten up your half-term with themed crafts, trails, treasure hunts, walks and talks, and more. What wild creatures come out at night? We’re bats about owls and other nocturnal animals.Suitable for all the family. Booking not required, drop in any time. 11am-4pm. Free. email: suttonbank@northyorkmoors.org.uk web: https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

Sat 3 Nov 2018 to
 Sun 4 Nov 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'A Storks Journey' PG rating. 2.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Scawton, Cockerdale Woods & Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. Some short climbs. 8.5 miles. Moderate. 09.00 Northallerton Market Cross. tel: 01845 525701 tickets: Leader - Carolyn Barthram email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Tue 30 Oct 2018 to
 Tue 6 Nov 2018

Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Sowerby Road road will be closed for maintenance during much of this period. Access to Front Street and Back Lane, Sowerby and Dalton by this route will be affected. 7.30am to 5.30pm.

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Aldborough Village Hall, Aldborough, Boroughbridge. YO51 9EP. 'The Lawsons & The Dukes: Aldborough & the Great Reform Act of 1832' - A talk by Andrew Lawson-Tancred. 7.30pm. £5 to visitors (free to FORA). tel: 01423 325808 web: http://www.romanaldborough.co.uk

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Darlington Hippodrome,Parkgate, Darlington. DL1 1RR. Inspirational talk by Pip Stewart 'Reflections from the Amazon'. tel: 01325405405 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk

Fri 2 Nov 2018 to
 Thu 8 Nov 2018

Not Sun. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'The Little Stranger' 12A rating. 7.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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 Sat 17 Nov 2018

Not Sun. Northallerton Library, 1 Thirsk Road DL6 1PT. Exhibition charting the 270-year history of Northallerton’s former prison. Artefacts from two recent archaeological digs undertaken by the York Archaeological Trust are also on display. tel: 01609 533832 web: http://northyorks.gov.uk/northallertonlibrary

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 Thu 22 Nov 2018

Only Thu. The Galtres Centre, Easingwold. YO61 3AD. 6 weekly talks & discussions by local experts: Keeping safe, Wills & Power of Attorney, Coping with bereavement, Health & Wellbeing, Planning for later life. Organised by WEA. 13.30 - 15.30. Free. tel: 01423 325955/01142 423609 web: http://yhnortheast@wea.org.uk

Sat 27 Oct 2018 to
 Fri 23 Nov 2018

Not Sun. Blue Light Gallery, Market Place,Masham, HG4 4DY. Exhibition by bookmakers Bound Together who employ various processes on paper and fabric. 10am-3pm.

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 Wed 12 Dec 2018

Only Wed. Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. A Taste of Art workshops: Wednesdays. For adults of all creative abilities. It gives the opportunity to develop & explore techniques to your own ability & style. Every week a different technique. See Rural arts website for details. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Individually priced sessions from £15 to £25. tel: 01845526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

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 Wed 19 Dec 2018

Only Wed. Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Buddhist Meditation Classes every Wednesday. Guided meditations, teaching & questions. Sept: The Art of Meditation. Oct: The Skill of Self Confidence. Nov. Walking the Talk - practical wisdom. Dec. The Art of Kindness. 7pm. £6 per class or £20 for four. Free talk on Sept. 5th. tel: 01759 304832 web: http://madhyamaka.org

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 Wed 16 Jan 2019

Only Wed. The Rectory, Cemetery Rd, Thirsk, YO7 1PR. Alpha is a 10-week course inviting you to explore Christianity in a relaxed setting. Each week there is a meal followed by a short talk and a chance to discuss what you've heard with the group. 7pm - 9pm Wednesdays. No charge. tel: 01845 574742 tickets: email or ring if you'd like to join us email: derek.simpson@btinternet.com web: https://www.thirskparishes.org/alpha

Events over two weeks away

Please mention Thirsk Tourist Information when you make contact

Please check all details before travelling

November

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Arkengarthdale Amble. Field paths, climb up to Booze and common, return via Langthwaite 8m/12.9km. Moderate. 10 am at start on Reeth Green SE036991/DL116SU. tel: 01609 771169 tickets: Leader - Rosemary Bateman web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers White Horse & Kilburn Woods. From CP around Roulston Scar, down High Town Bank and back via Kilburn Woods. Good paths. 9m/14.5km. Moderate. 10 am at CP below White Horse SE514812. tel: 01609 778398 tickets: Leader - Margaret Smith web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 9 Nov 2018 to
 Thu 15 Nov 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'A Star is Born' 15 rating, matinee Wed 14th. 7.30pm, Matinees 2.30pm. £6 Adults, £5 under 15s & 60s & over. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 9 Nov 2018

Thirsk & Sowerby Institute, 2 Flats Lane Sowerby YO71LY. Not to be missed night with 'Dead Ringers' a tribute to Meat Loaf. Everyone welcome to come and join this fantastic tribute act. 8.30pm. Members £3.00, non members £5.00. tickets: On the evening or previous to evening behind the bar.

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ripon Choral Society concert- Britten War Requiem, a monumental masterpiece using the poetry of Wilfred Owen with three soloists, two choirs and two orchestras- a moving end to the choir's WW1 series of concerts over four years. 7.30pm. £22 reserved,£20 unreserved, Student concessions. tel: 07736 759930 tickets: online, telephone or Cathedral Bookshop web: http://www.riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 10 Nov 2018

St. Peter's Church, Harrogate HG1 1RW. Knaresborough Choral Society perform 'The Armed Man' by Karl Jenkins. 7.30pm. tel: 01423 862863 (Art in the Mill) web: http://www.knaresboroughchoralsociety.com

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre,YO62 5DW. 'La Sylphide'. Bolshoi Ballet. 3pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Quaker Meeting House, Kirkgate, Thirsk. "And the Beat Goes On" - a play about non-violent resistance. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available. 3pm. tel: Lesley Law 01845 524311

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Finghall and Thornton Steward. 7.5 miles. Easy & leisurely. 09.30 Northallerton Market Cross. tel: 01677 425370 tickets: Leader - Maurice Smith email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Cathedral Concert Society. 3 players from Opera North play trios & sonatas by Schumann, Brahms & Procter-Gregg. 7.30pm. £0 - £19. tel: 01904 801804 web: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Sacred Heart Church Hall, Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 1PJ. Local History Society. ‘Archaeological Finds along the A1 Leeming to Barton Upgrade’, Dr Hannah Russ, Post-excavation Manager, NAA Heritage - The expected and the unexpected revealed by recent excavations at Cataractonium, Bainesse and Scotch Corner. 7pm. £3 non-members welcome. email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre,YO62 5DW. 'Troilus & Cressida'. Royal Shakespeare Company. 7pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Walk Northallerton Ramblers. AGM morning walk from Thornton Le Moor. Easy "leg stretcher" level walk on tracks across fields. 5m/8.1km. Easy. 10am at Thornton Le Moor Main Street. tel: 01609 771169 tickets: Leader - George Bateman web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 16 Nov 2018

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Red Priest - The Baroque Bohemians. From Campsite to Court with Piers Adams recorders, Adam Summerhayes violin, Angela East cello and David Wright harpsichord. 7.30pm. £18 (£1 more on door). tel: 01845 518187 tickets: Online or White Rose Books email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.SowerbyMusic.org.uk

Fri 16 Nov 2018 to
 Thu 22 Nov 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'First Man' 12A rating, the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, Matinee Wed 21st. 7.30pm, Matinees 2.30pm. £6 Adults, £5 under 15s & 60s & over. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre,YO62 5DW. 'Funny Girl', the musical. 7pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre,YO62 5DW. Celebration Mozart with York Guildhall Orchestra. 2.30pm. Adults £15, under 18's £7.50. tel: 01439 771700 email: boxoffice@helmsleyarts.com web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. East Witton, Ellingstring, Jervaulx Abbey & Cover Bridge. 9.1miles. Moderate. 09.00 Northallerton Market Cross. tel: 01609 779461    07938 998809 tickets: Leader - Claire Hill email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Kilburn Institute, Kilburn, YO61 4AH. Art Cafe. Whatever your ability or experience, come along and take part. Unleash yor creative side in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere over a cup of tea and a chat.Sponsored by Rural Arts as part of 'Art on Your Doorstep'. 1.45 pm - 3.45pm. Free for over 60s. tel: 01347 868359 email: john.harron@tiscali.co.uk

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group - Talk and film show by Dr Jim Brightman - Excavations as Thornton le Street. 7.30pm. £3 to include refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre,YO62 5DW. 'The Madness of King George 3rd', by Alan Bennett. National Theatre Live. 7pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Knayton Village Hall. Hillside Garden & Social Club. Mick Mcquade will be giving us a talk on designing and redesigning your garden. Refreshments. All visitors welcome. 7.30pm. Visitors £1.50.

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Brompton Heritage Group at Brompton Methodist Church. Talk given by Peter Appleton from Skelton: 'Alum a Forgotten Industry.' A fascinating aspect of north-east Yorkshire's industrial past. 7.00 pm. £3.50 incl. light refreshments. tickets: On the door email: unitystack@gmail.com

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Hamsterley Forest. Follow paths through forest then up to moorland through disused quarries, return via field paths. 9m/14.5km Moderate. 10 am Park left of road near bridge at bottom of hill.NZ100315/DL133NW. tickets: Leader - Michael Brownbridge web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Walk- Northallerton Ramblers Bilsdale, Wainstones & Cleveland Way. High level moorland and ridges. Good views/bracing. Be prepared for weather. 8.5m/13.7km Moderate/strenuous. 10 am at Chop Gate Village CP. Honesty box for payment. tel: 01642 710974 tickets: Leader - Alan Harper web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Kilburn Institute, Kilburn, YO61 4AH. Cocktail Masterclass. An evening of Alcohol Alchemy with Lee Cowell (recently on ITV's This Morning). Hear about the history of some classic cocktails from around the world, be shown how to create these yourselves & taste samples. 7.00 for 7.30pm. £12.50 to include 2 free cocktails and canapes. tel: 0777 3603185 tickets: Sara Cussons email: enquiries@saracussons.co.uk

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Christmas Makers Market. Visit our annual showcase of contemporary art and craft produced by local makers. Enjoy the festive atmosphere whilst doing some Christmas shopping and drop by our cafe for some tasty seasonal treats!. 10am-4pm. Free entry. tel: 01845526536 email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 24 Nov 2018

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Concert- Mowbray Singers with Strings Attached. Schubert Mass in G plus songs by Vaughan Williams and music by Arthur Wood, Elgar and Albinoni. 7.30pm. £7 incl. interval drink. tickets: White Rose Books, choir members or on the door

Sun 25 Nov 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. Winter Arts & Craft Fair organised by 'made by Mummy markets', 30 stalls of bespoke products inc. art, soft furnishings, clothes, confectionery, cakes, jewellery etc. 1pm-4pm. £1 entry, under 16s free, free parking. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Flat, easy walk on Sutton Bank, good views, poss. lunch at Glider Club afterwards. 5.5 miles. 08.45 Nothallerton Market Cross. tel: 01347 869045    07564 322195 tickets: Leader - Sue Flanigan email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Swaledale. Good tracks. No stiles. 9-10 miles. Moderate. 08.45 Nothallerton Market Cross. tel: 01748 818946 tickets: Leader - Dave Cordner email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Tennants, Harmby Rd, Leyburn DL8 5SG. The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards. presented by Elly Fiorentini, BBC Radio York. 11am to 2.30pm. tickets: online web: http://flavoursofherriotcountryawards.com

December

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Burn Hall, Huby, York. Fifth Annual Winter Ball. Four course banquet, table games & prizes, auction of promises, raffle, dancing 'til 1 am. 7.30pm until 1.00am. £37.50, £350 for table of 10. tel: 01845 526746

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'Five Loose Chippings' are a group of Thirsk-based musicians. They play a whole range of music from Blues and Country through to a variety of popular songs. Audiences have described them as 'a nod to bluegrass and western swing, amazingly entertaining'. 7.30pm. Adults: £7, Under 18s: £5. tel: 01845526536 tickets: in house/ online / phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Cover Bridge, Thornton Steward & Jervaulx Park. 7 miles. Easy. 09.15 Northallerton Market Cross. tel: 01748 818946    07909 861725 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Masham Market. Christmas Fair. tel: 07939 136082

Sun 9 Dec 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Askrigg, Bainbridge, Worton circular. 7.5miles. Moderate. Can be shortened. 08.45 Nothallerton Market Cross. tel: 01969 623533    07703 437739 tickets: Leader - Mary Buglass email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Kilburn Institute, Kilburn, YO61 4AH. Art Cafe. Whatever your ability or experience, come along and take part. Unleash yor creative side in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere over a cup of tea and a chat.Sponsored by Rural Arts as part of 'Art on Your Doorstep'. 1.45 pm - 3.45pm. Free for over 60s. tel: 01347 868359 email: john.harron@tiscali.co.uk

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Sacred Heart Church Hall, Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 1PJ. Local History Society. ‘Wensleydale – an Industrial Landscape’, Tony Keates - An alternative look at Wensleydale through the eyes of an industrial historian, contrasting the natural beauty of this valley with the remains of its industrial past. 7pm. £3 non-members welcome. email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Sat 15 Dec 2018

St. Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. 'Light Up A Life' - a community service where you can join Herriot Hospice Homecare to remember & celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us, but who will be in our thoughts throughout the festive season. When you make a dedication as part of 'Light Up A Life', a light will be illuminated on the Herriot Christmas tree, shining brightly in tribute to your special person, & you will receive your own star to hang on your tree at home with a personal message, or to bring to the service & join others on placing a star on the Herriot tree. 4pm. tel: Lucy: 01609 777413 email: Lucy.turner@herrioth.org.uk

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Pocket Panto: 'Dick Whittington.' Join the Pocket Panto cast as they transport audiences, young and old alike, to old London town to meet the legendary pantomime character Dick Whittington. Watch out for the evil Queen Rat and be sure to shout out... "it's behind you!". 2pm. Adult: £8, Under 18s: £6. tel: 01845526536 tickets: in house/ online / phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Bedale, Firby & Snape on field paths. 7 miles. Easy. 09.00 Northallerton Market Cross. tel: 01748 818946    07909 861725 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group - The Pilgrimage of Grace - talk and film show by Gillian Waters - followed by our Christmas Bring and Share Buffet, pre-booking essential. 7.30pm. £3. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 18 Dec 2018 to
 Sun 30 Dec 2018

NOT 22nd or 25th. Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn, DL8 5SG. Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes. various times - see website. Child £10.50, Adults £16.50, Concessions £14.50, Family of 4 £49. Group discounts, see website. tickets: 01969 621146 or www.ajproductions.tv

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Kilburn Institute, Kilburn, YO61 4AH. Pocket Panto present Dick Whittington (and his cat). Join us for songs, laughter and happy ever after. 6.00pm. Adults £10.00 Accompanied children under 16 free of charge. tel: 01347 868359/01347 868696 tickets: john.harron@tiscali.co.uk/Graham.matthews@outlook.com

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre,YO62 5DW. 'The Nutcracker'. Bolshoi Ballet. 3pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Black Hambleton moorland. 1245 ft. ascent. 8 miles. Moderate. 09.15 Northallerton Market Cross. tel: 01748 818946 tickets: Leaders - Colin & Jayne Elcock email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

January

Sat 5 Jan 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. Live screening of Andre Rieu's New Year's Concert 2019. 7pm. £15, concessions at £12.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: The Forum web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 14 Jan 2019

Kilburn Institute, Kilburn, YO61 4AH. Art Cafe. Whatever your ability or experience, come along and take part. Unleash yor creative side in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere over a cup of tea and a chat.Sponsored by Rural Arts as part of 'Art on Your Doorstep'. 1.45 pm - 3.45pm. Free for over 60s. tel: 01347 868359 email: john.harron@tiscali.co.uk

Sat 26 Jan 2019

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Edwina Hayes (music). Beautifully written songs and charming stage presence have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison. Doors 7.30pm, Start 8pm. £12. tel: 01845526536 tickets: in house/ online / phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Local News

How eggs can now be produced

Members of the public and local interest groups are invited to visit a new laying unit at Sally Farm, Helperby YO61 2SA on Sat 27 Oct. We are all becoming increasingly aware of how food is produced and how the animals involved are treated. Recently 14-year-old ‘animal hero’ Lucy Gavaghan successfully campaigned to stop the sale of eggs produced by caged hens, thus bringing about an industry-wide shift towards improved welfare standards and better conditions for egg-laying birds. Now Thirsk-based poultry equipment supplier Vencomatic is opening the doors of its new higher-welfare poultry unit to the public in a bid to help consumers understand improvements in bird welfare in commercial egg production. You can visit free of charge on Sat 27 Oct between 10am and 2pm. There will be family games, food and refreshments and children can take part in the free egg-ucational trail and win a prize! For further information call 01845 521360 or email
lindsay.fletcher@vpauk.com

Leaflet of the week

At Thirsk's information centre we regularly check whether places welcome your dog. Visitor attractions, restaurants, accommodation, shops and clubs & societies are all covered. To see the latest replies we received from our local area in the Vale of York see the web page below. The details are also printable and are available as a series of five 10p leaflets on request. Dog friendliness in further areas, like the Dales and the North Yorks Moors, is also covered in related leaflets.
visitthirsk.org.uk/dogs_vale.php

Sowerby Road closure

Sowerby Road road will be closed for maintenance during much of the period Tue 30 Oct to Tue 6 Nov between 7.30am and 5.30pm. Access to Front Street and Back Lane, Sowerby and Dalton by this route will be affected.

Flu vaccination clinics

At the Lambert Medical Centre flu clinics will take place on Saturday 3rd November from 9am to 11.45am. Ring 01845 523157 with any query. At the Thirsk Doctors' Surgery flu vaccination dates are Tuesday 6th November 5.30-7pm and Saturday 10th November 10-12pm. Ring 01845 440462 with any query. To be eligible for a flu vaccination you should be 65 years or older (or have long term medical conditions) and must be registered with the relevant doctors' surgery. Appointments are not necessary.

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