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Sat 5 Nov

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Fireworks Display organised by Thirsk Rotary. Gates open 5pm, firework display 7pm. In advance: Family 2+2 £8, Adults £4, Children £2 Under 5s free. tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information & Johnston's Butchers

THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

Fri 26 Aug

The Angel at Topcliffe. Live music: Granary House Band in the Plaza Suite. From 9pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 578000

Fri 26 Aug

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Horse Racing. Pirates Family Day. First race 1.50pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

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 Sat 27 Aug

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery. Summer Exhibition - Paintings, Prints and Ceramics. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sat 27 Aug

Newfield, Mickley, Ripon HG4 3JH. Mickley Show.

Sat 27 Aug

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Summer Concert by the Vacation Chamber Orchestra. An Informal Lunchtime Concert of Chamber Music. 1pm. £5 adult, Under 18s free. tel: 07974 142484 for reservations. tickets: On door from 12.30pm, or telephone to reserve. email: mail@vaco.net web: http://vaco.net

Sat 27 Aug

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk. Craft Fair, organised by Thirsk Royal Air Forces Ass. 10am - 4pm. tel: Lynne 01845 526433 for a table

Sat 27 Aug

White Rose Book Cafe. Author Event Jane Clack will sign copies of 'Oscar the Osprey' and will entertain children 4 - 9 years with her stories. 11am - 12 noon. tel: 01845 524353 web: http://www.whiterosebooks.com

Sun 28 Aug

Hambleton Ramblers. A 9 mile walk over fields & moorland around Hawnby, Hawnby Hill & Easterside Hill. Leader Kate Atkinson. Dep: Northallerton Market Cross 8.30am/ Dep. Moor Gate (SE 540917) 9.15am. tel: Derek Hutchinson 01609 775642 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 28 Aug

Jerry Green Rescue Centre, Catton. K9 Fun, Games & Workshops to learn about Dogs for kids 2-12yrs. 10am - 12pm. £7.50 per child.

Sun 28 Aug

Middleham Key Centre, Middleham. Antique & Collectors' Fair. Refreshments available. 10am-4pm.

Sun 28 Aug

Pilmoor Cottages, Pilmoor nr Helperby, YO61 2QQ. Pilmoor Cottages Open Gardens with plant sales and train rides around the garden. 12-5. £3.50, children free.

Sun 28 Aug

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. River Festival - hosted by the North York Moors National Park Authority & Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust. A celebration of our wonderful & captivating waterways. A free day full of family fun, children's crafts & passionate river lovers. Learn about river wildlife, go on a river walk, watch fishing demonstrations, have a go at fly casting & get up close & personal with river bugs. tel: 01439 772700 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

Sat 27 Aug to
 Mon 29 Aug

St Wilfred's Church, Coltsgate Hill, Ripon. Faith in Flowers - The Story of St. Wilfred's Church in Flowers - Arrangements from flower clubs across Yorkshire. 10am -4pm (Sunday 11am start). £5 with Brochure - Children go Free (includes children's Treasure Trail).

Sat 27 Aug to
 Mon 29 Aug

West Witton. Feast. 9am - 9pm Sat, 12 - 5pm Sun. tel: 01969 622218 web: http://www.facebook.com/west-witton-feast-975146832599702

Mon 29 Aug

Aysgarth. Aysgarth Fete. 1.30pm.

Mon 29 Aug

Church Houses, Farndale. Farndale Show. tel: 01751 430885 email: gill.farndaleshow@gmail.com web: http://www.farndaleshow.co.uk

Mon 29 Aug

Flatts Farm, Nr Scarborough YO13 0DA. Burniston Show. 9am.

Mon 29 Aug

Newburgh Priory, Coxwold. Flower Power Fair. 11am to 4pm. Free car park, £3 to gardens, fair and cafe. tel: 0773 0845 9441 email: judy@flowerpowerfairs.co.uk web: http://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Mon 29 Aug

Shipton by Beningborough Community. Rags to Riches - Fun Dog Show. Helping dogs from Romania. Registration 12-30, judging 1pm. tel: Liz 01653 618736, Colleen 07954 152767

Mon 29 Aug

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Organ recital with Helen Proudley. 12.15pm to 12.45pm. free but donations welcome.

Mon 29 Aug

The Angel at Topcliffe. Family Fun Day. Activities suitable for Kids of all ages, including meet the reptiles, mini-beasts & other interesting animals. Bouncy Castle, Face Painting & Games. BBQ 2pm -6pm. Lunch & evening menus also available. 2pm -6pm. £2.50. Children under 2 go free. tel: 01845 578000 for tickets.

Mon 29 Aug

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Dippy Craft & Gift Fairs are coming to Thirsk,. Situated in the Golden Fleece Hotel in the Market Square of this great market town, a great selection of top quality crafts & gifts await you. 10am - 4pm. Free entry. tel: 07759166581 web: http://www.dippydesignsgifts@gmail.com

Tue 30 Aug

Kilnsey. The Dales' foremost agricultural show. £10, child (5-16yrs) £2. tel: 01756 753259 email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: http://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk

Tue 30 Aug

Northallerton Ramblers. Byland Abbey evening stroll. 5 miles (Moderate). Evening stroll from Wass via Byland Abbey. Pub supper in Wombwell Arms at 7.45pm following the walk. 5pm car park at Wombwell Arms, Wass (YO61 4BE). tel: Martin Davies 01609 881659 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

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 Wed 31 Aug

Easingwold bypass north end YO61 3NG. Amazing Maize Maze open for the summer. Lots to do for children. 10am-4.30pm.

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 Wed 31 Aug

Scampston Hall Walled Garden, Scampston, Malton. YO7 8NG. Take part in the Terrific Trees Treasure Hunt & learn about the ancient trees here at Scampston & the stories they have to tell. tel: 01944 759111 email: info@scampston.co.uk

Wed 31 Aug

Hambleton Strollers. Led 1 hour health walk. Meet outside Lambert Hospital. 10.15 for 10.30 start. Free. tel: 01609 771624 web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder

Fri 26 Aug to
 Thu 1 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The BFG (PG). Sophie, an orphaned young girl, lives in a London orphanage. One late evening, she awakes and looks out the window, where she sees an elderly-looking giant. The giant captures her and takes her into Giant Country. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat, Sun & Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 1 Sep

Northallerton Ramblers. Simon's Seat & Trotters Gill from Appletreewick. 8.4 miles (Moderate). A walk that encompasses a brief stroll along the River Wharfe before a short climb up to Simon's Seat. 10am Appletreewick.(BD23 6DB). tel: Geoff Fieldhouse 07740 796177 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 1 Sep

Sowerby Parochial Hall. Sowerby Flower Club - Demonstration by Kathleen Gibson of Blaydon on Tyne entitled "Around the World". 2pm. £4 inc tea & biscuits (Visitors welcome).

Thu 1 Sep

Thirkleby Village Hall. Thirkleby Local History Society AGM followed by Speaker: Derek Lilly 'Postcard Memories of Thirkleby'. 7.30pm. Annual Subscription £10, Visitors £2. tel: 01845 501375 Mrs J Coupe

Mon 29 Aug to
 Fri 2 Sep

Ripon Workhouse Museum. 'Mourning Has Broken'. It's time to go into mourning for the holidays as we enter the last week before school starts. Find out what happened to the dead at the Workhouse compared with wealthier people. Dress up in mourning clothes, embalm in the morgue, make a clay memorial & black wax seal; find out about funeral food. 11am - 3pm. Activities free but normal museum entry charges apply. tel: 01765 690799 web: http://www.riponmuseums.co.uk

Fri 2 Sep

Scarborough Open Air Theatre.com. Busted in Concert. web: http://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Sat 3 Sep

Easingwold bypass north end YO61 3NG. Last day today for the Maize Maze. 10am-4.30pm.

Sat 3 Sep

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Great North Art Show. A prestigious selling exhibition featuring over 300 artworks by some of the UK's finest contemporary artists. From 10am. Free entry. tel: 01765 603534 web: http://www.greatnorthartshow.co.uk

Sat 3 Sep

St, Mary's Church, Thirsk. Ice cream Parlour Day, come along and have fun. 10 am - 3pm.

Sat 3 Sep

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Horse racing. Ladies Day. First race 2.05pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

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 Sun 4 Sep

Inspired By Gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Foray into Fibre exhibition, Cleveland Fibre Arts textile group. 9.30-5.30 daily. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Sun 4 Sep

Inspired By Gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. All around us - wildlife artist Coral Rose captures the energy and beauty of rural life. 9.30-5.30 daily. Free entry.

Fri 2 Sep to
 Sun 4 Sep

Bolton Castle, near Leyburn. Medieval Music in the Dales, over 20 bands & performers, concerts, workshops. tel: 07931 357618 tickets: www.thelittleboxoffice.com/trouvere web: http://www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk

Sat 3 Sep to
 Sun 4 Sep

Only Sat & Sun. Harewood House LS17 9LQ. Steam Fair, traction engines, vintage cars, fairground rides etc. 10 am -5pm. Adults £10,over 65's £8 under 16's £5 under 5 free. web: http://www.outdoorshows.co.uk

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 Mon 5 Sep

Northdale Horticulture, Yafforth Rd. Northallerton. Northdale Horticulture is hosting bugs & beastie themed summer holiday activities. These run daily. Activities include crafts, mini beast safari, mini beast treasure hunt, make a bug hotel & den building. No need to book, just turn up & enjoy. 10am - 4pm. £3.50 per child. tel: 01609 770269

Wed 7 Sep

North Yorks Moors - Gribdale Gate Car Park NZ592110. 5 mile walk following the Cleveland Way and visiting an old quarry whose volcanic rock was used to make cobbled streets. 10am-12.30pm. tel: 01439 772738 for bookings & information tickets: Please book to avoid disappointment web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Thu 8 Sep

Northallerton Ramblers. Jervaulx Jaunt. 10.5 miles (Easy). Circular walk from Jervaulx via Thornton Steward, Kilgram Bridge & Low Ellington using mainly footpaths & tracks. Passing Danby Hall & Jervaulx Abbey, following the river at various points. 10am The car park beside Jervaulx Abbey Tearooms. (HG4 4PH). tel: Jane Haslam 01609 77461 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Sat 27 Aug to
 Fri 9 Sep

St, Mary's Church, Thirsk. Exhibition- "St. Mary's in View". 10am-4pm weekdays, 12noon - 4pm Sundays, crypt open for refreshments from 10.30am on Mondays only. free but donations welcome.

Fri 9 Sep

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk. YO7. Celebrate with us at our 5th Birthday Party & enjoy a good old fashioned knees up! Sumptuous Buffet, Cheese Table, Sweets & Puddings galore. Drinks from 5.30pm. Food from 7pm. Music from 8.30pm. £10pp. limited tickets, booking essential. tel: 01845 537369 email: enquiries@thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com web: http://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Mon 5 Sep to
 Sun 11 Sep

Sutton Bank road closure. The A170 road to Helmsley and Scarborough at Sutton Bank will be closed from Mon 5 Sep for maintenance. The closure is expected to last one week, depending on the weather. A diversion will be signposted though Coxwold and Ampleforth.

Thu 8 Sep to
 Sun 11 Sep

Crockey Hill, near York. YO19 4SQ. World Ploughing 2016. Incorporating the 66th British National Ploughing Championships, the 63rd World Ploughing Contest & 'A Celebration of Steam'. Full catering facilities. . Thurs. & Fri. £10 adult, £5 Child over 11 yrs/ Sat & Sun. £12 adult, £6 child. tel: 01302 852469 email: info@ploughmen.co.uk web: http://www.ploughmen.co.uk

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 Sun 25 Sep

Only Sun. Thirsk-Helmsley bus. The Moorsbus leaves Thirsk for Helmsley today at 10.50am and 3.30pm. The first of these goes on to Rievaulx & beyond and connects to Kirkbymoorside & Pickering. From Helmsley travel to Thirsk on the bus at 2.30pm or 4.30pm. Full timetables online & in Thirsk's information office. tel: 01845 522755 web: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/travel

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 Fri 30 Sep

Not Sat. Shandy Hall, Coxwold. YO61 4AD. 'Paint Her to Your Own Mind' invites 147 artists/writers to join in creating 147representations of beauty on the blank page - responding to Sternes' request in vol. VI of 'Tristram Shandy'. All art works (kindly donated) are for sale by auction. 11.30am - 4.30pm (not Sat). Free entry to exhibition. tel: 01347 868465 web: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/exhibition.php?id=202

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 Sun 9 Oct

Only Sun. Dalby Forest Field, Pickering. YO18 7LT. 2nd Sunday of each month. Dalby Dry Stone Wall Maze Stone Carving Workshops. You can take part, expert instruction. £60. tel: 0300 0674300 web: http://www.drystonewallmaze.com/product/stone-carving-workshops

Over two weeks away

September

Sat 10 Sep

Castleton. Castleton Show. tel: 01287 660667 web: http://www.castletonshowrun.btik.com

Sat 10 Sep to
 Sun 11 Sep

Hunton, Bedale DL8 1QF. Steam Gathering. Ploughing match Sunday 11am. tel: 01325 717995 email: nickwhite.wkd@btconnect.com web: http://www.huntonsteamgathering.co.uk

Sat 10 Sep

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Sew What ! - Taster Workshops & much more. 10am - 4pm. tel: 01845 526536 email: www.ruralarts.org

Sat 10 Sep to
 Sun 11 Sep

Stanhope. Agricultural Show. tel: 07561 224806 web: http://www.stanhopeshow.com

Sat 10 Sep

Sutton Hall, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, Thirsk. Open Garden. Refreshments available. All proceeds to Air Ambulance. All welcome. 10am - 3pm. £3. web: http://www.suttonhallresort.com

Sat 10 Sep

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. EFB Wrestling. This event has been cancelled. Apologies for the disappointment. The next EFB event will be in December. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 10 Sep to
 Sat 22 Oct

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery. Works from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 11 Sep

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk. YO7. Live music & our 'Market Menu' showcasing the best of the season's produce. £12.95pp for 2 courses. tel: 01845 537369 email: enquiries@thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com web: http://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Tue 13 Sep

Northallerton Ramblers. The Tees from Piercebridge. 5 miles. (Leisurely) Evening stroll along south bank of Tees to Manfield from Piercebridge. 5pm Park Cadbury Arms CP (DL2 3SG). tel: 01609 881659 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Tue 13 Sep

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd., Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. 'St. Cuthbert's Corpse - A Life After Death'. David Williams, author. 7pm.

Tue 13 Sep

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Horse racing, season finale. First race 2.05pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 14 Sep

Hambleton Strollers. Led 1 hour health walk. Meet outside Thirsk Tourist Information. 10.15 for 10.30 start. Free. tel: 01609 771624 web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder

Thu 15 Sep

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk. YO7. Join us for our Around the World Taste of Thailand. Enjoy platters of Thai favourites, a selection of curries & delicious desserts. From 7pm. £24.95pp. tel: 01845 537369 email: enquiries@thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com web: http://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Thu 15 Sep

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. Planning a Herbaceous Border - Chris Baker, Head Gardener, discusses how to create the perfect border. 10am-3pm. £19.50 includes coffee and homemade cake. Bring a packed lunch. tel: 01748 818178 web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Thu 15 Sep

Northallerton Ramblers. Keswick Tough Walk. 9.5 miles (Strenuous). Hawes End, Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy Dale Head, Honiter House, Rosthwaite. 6.5 miles. Moderate walk with one steep climb. On good paths & tracks. 10.30am Start at ferry to Hawes End. (CA 12 4DU). tel: Barbara Dixon 01609 776720 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 16 Sep

Kilburn Institute. John Watterson as Fake Thackray in 'Jake's Progress'. An evening of pure entertainment: stories,& songs to amuse all ages. Funny, thought provoking, witty, satirical, sad & hilarious - often all of these at the same time. If you are too young to remember Jake Thackray, come & discover him. If you are not, come & remember. Either way this show is a marvellous celebration of one of the finest song writers the country has produced. 7.30pm. £10 all tickets. tel: 01347 868359

Sat 17 Sep to
 Sun 18 Sep

Pickering showground, Malton Road, Pickering YO18 8EA. Antiques In The Moors. tel: 01766 831800 email: guildhall.antique.fairs@gmail.com web: http://www.guildhallantiquefairs.co.uk

Sat 17 Sep

St.Oswald's Church, Sowerby. Sowerby Music: Screen & Sax. Hannah Marcinowicz saxaphone with Philip Mountford piano. Blessed of beautiful tone across the range of instruments, she is a wonderful performer and presenter. 7.30pm. £13, £12 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 17 Sep

Start in Thirsk Market Place by the clock. Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Cycling Group. Destination: Raskelf (22 miles) Calling at The Purple Partridge Café. Cycling at the pace of the slowest member. Leader Jacqueline. tel: 07531 093357

Sat 17 Sep

West Barnley, Eggleston, Barnard Castle DL12 0DS. Eggleston Agricultural Show. email: theoxbys@btinternet.com

Sat 17 Sep

White Rose Book Cafe. Yorkshire Vet book signing- Julian Norton will be signing copies of his new book "Horses, Heifers & Hairy Pigs". 11am-1pm. Book £12.99.

Mon 19 Sep

Pateley Bridge HG3 5BD. Nidderdale Show. 7.45am - 6pm. Free parking. Under 12s free. tel: 01969 650129 email: info@nidderdaleshow.co.uk web: http://www.nidderdaleshow.co.uk

Mon 19 Sep

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

Thu 22 Sep to
 Sat 24 Sep

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'The Pirates of Penzance'. Jorvik Gilbert & Sullivan Company. 7.30pm + Sat matinee 2.30pm. £12, conc.£10, uner 16's free. tel: 01904 501935 web: http://www.jrtheatre.co.uk

Thu 22 Sep

Northallerton Ramblers. Tees & Greta rivers walk. 9.5 miles (Moderate). Teesdale Way to Whorton, then Greta Bridge & back via Brignall & field paths. 10am Park at back of Bowes Museum car park. (DL12 8NR). tel: Alan Harper 01642 710974 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 22 Sep

Thirsk Town Hall Annex. Thirsk Museum Society talk by Keith Johnston on Thirsk Historical Plays. 7.30pm. £2.

Fri 23 Sep

Jubilee Rooms, Boroughbridge. Ure Music Evening for Macmillan Cancer Care.. 7.30pm. Free entry. tel: 01423 324276 web: http://www.uremusic.org.uk

Fri 23 Sep to
 Sun 25 Sep

The Studio, Cundall Hall Farm, Cundall, York. YO61 2RP. Exhibition of the work of British fine artist Francesca Sanders who specialises in African wildlife, landscapes & promoting the alliance of art with conservation. The exhibition will showcase her new work from 5 weeks spent as artist in residence at Lewa House in Kenya, where, along with studying the landscape & wildlife, she spent time getting involved in the conservancy's conservation work. 10% of profits from the show will go to Wildlife Conservancy. 11am - 4pm. tel: Sofie Askew 07590398566 email: sofie@sofieaskewpr.co.uk web: http://www.francescasanders.com

Fri 23 Sep to
 Sun 25 Sep

Whitby Pavilion. 60s music weekend. tel: 01757 700042 web: http://whitbylive.co.uk

Sat 24 Sep

Central Methodist Church, York. "Come and Sing" with John Rutter- old and new Rutter music plus popular choral works and some surprises. TBA. Adults £20, under 18's £5. tickets: Pre -register on website web: http://www.chapterhousechoir.org

Sat 24 Sep to
 Sun 2 Oct

Richmond, Swaledale, Wensleydale. Walking & Book Festival. tel: 01748 824243 email: info@booksandboots.org web: http://www.booksandboots.org

Sat 24 Sep

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby. Thirsk Sinfonia Classical Concert. Commedia dell'arte Soloist Toby White from Guildhall School of Music. 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door. tickets: White Rose Book Cafe, or website web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Sun 25 Sep

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'York Swings Against Cancer'. Full Big Band on stage with local singers performing Swing numbers from the past + some modern numbers adapted into Swing. Complimentary drink on arrival. 7pm. £13 (All). tel: 01904 501935 web: http://www.jrtheatre.co.uk

Mon 26 Sep

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

Wed 28 Sep

Hambleton Strollers. Led 1 hour health walk. Meet outside Lambert Medical Centre. Go for tea/coffee afterwards. 10.15 for 10.30 start. Free. tel: 01609 771624 web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder

Wed 28 Sep

Kristina's, 3 Court Arcade, Thirsk. YO7 1AA. Willow Weaving with Anthea Firth. Come along & make rustic Christmas decorations for mantle-pieces, window, table decorations etc., stars, deer & little trees. You will leave with a selection of the above. Price includes all materials & tuition. Booking essential. Get in touch now to book your space. 10.30am - 3pm. £40. A £20 non-refundable deposit is required upon booking.

Thu 29 Sep

Northallerton Ramblers. Grimwith Reservoir Walk. 10 miles (Moderate). From Burnsall to Grimwith Reservoir with return via Hartlington. Some uphills, some downhills, some flats. 10am Burnsall bridge. (BD23 6BU). tel: Eric Smith 01845 537387 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 29 Sep

Northallerton Ramblers. Great Shunner Fell & Lovely Seat. 9.5 miles (Strenuous). Meet south of Thwaite for hill climbing walk over Great Shunner Fell & Lovely Seat. 10am Meet small lay-by near Buttertubs road just south of Thwaite. (DL11 6DP). tel: Dave Taylor 01609 775387 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 30 Sep to
 Sat 1 Oct

Pickering showground, Malton Road, Pickering YO18 8EA. Trackrod Rally Yorkshire 2016. tel: 01937 583615 email: trackrod.rally@gmail.com web: http://www.rallyyorkshire.co.uk

October

Sat 1 Oct

White Rose Book Cafe. Talk and Book signing by Carol Drinkwater (All Creatures Great & Small) The Forgotten Summer. 1-3pm. web: http://whiterosebooks.com

Mon 3 Oct to
 Tue 18 Oct

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. Art through the ages in an English country house (booking is advisable). 10.30am to 12.30pm. £20 per talk. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: Kiplin Hall web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Fri 7 Oct

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. Candlelit Promenade Concert. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. £7 per person. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sun 9 Oct

Bedale Hall, Bedale DL8 1AA. Bedale Antiquarian and Second-hand Books and Postcards Fair. 10am-3.45pm. £1.50,under 14s free. web: http://www.bedalebookfair.co.uk

Mon 10 Oct

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Robert Plane, clarinet, & the Sacconi String Quartet. 7.30pm. tel: 01423 864099 tickets: Telephone for ticket information . web: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Tue 11 Oct

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd., Northallerton. rthallerton & District Local History Society. 'Celebrating St. Cuthbert in photographs'. Presented by Will Thackery. 7pm.

Fri 14 Oct to
 Sun 16 Oct

Pickering showground, Malton Road, Pickering YO18 8EA. Pickering Wartime & 1940's Weekend. tel: 07870 210365 email: enquiries@pickering-1940s.com

Sat 15 Oct

Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold YO61 3AD. Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra - Conductor George Kennaway. 7.30pm. £0 - £10. web: http://www.harrogatephilharmonicorchestra.org.uk

Sat 15 Oct

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Sacconi String Quartet with virtuoso clarinettist Robert Plane. Haydn, York Bowen, Glazunov, Mozart. 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

Sat 15 Oct

Thirsk Farmers' Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. Antiques/ Collectors/ Vintage Fairs. tel: Heather 07791915119 or Amanda 07957401017

Mon 17 Oct

Galtres Centre, Easingwold YO61 3AD. Cosi Fan Tutti by satellite from the Royal Opera House. 6.30pm. tel: 01347 822472

Mon 17 Oct

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Charles Dickens and the Yorkshire Connection. Linda McCarthy of the Dickens Museum. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Thu 20 Oct

The Angel at Topcliffe. Special Comedy Night with Gary Delaney in the Plaza Suite. Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm. £11. tel: 01845 578000 to book.

Sat 22 Oct

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. St. Cecilia Orchestra. A special extravaganza to celebrate 21 years of St. Cecilia Orchestra. tel: 01765 677413

Sat 22 Oct

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. To celebrate 21 years since the 'official' formation of St. Cecilia's Orchestra, we offer a spectacular programme, including Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture', Bruch's 'Violin Concerto' (violinist Tamsin Little) & the complete 'Planet Suite' by Gustav Holst. 7.30pm. £20. tel: Richard Russel 01765 677413 tickets: Cathedral Bookshop/ Alam Mattews, Kirkgate/ Little Ripon Bookshop&Abode (Westgat

Sat 29 Oct to
 Sat 19 Nov

Zillah Bell Gallery. The Bell Family Farm Revisited. David Winfield Oil Paintings and Assemblages. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

November

Wed 2 Nov

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

Wed 2 Nov

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Musical Bran Tub. Graham Merriam dips into music over the ages. The theme is, quite simply, “Wind”, which tells you very little but might inspire you to come and find out. A relaxed atmosphere with wine and nibbles. 6.30pm. £1 and bucket collection. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: door only email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 5 Nov

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Fireworks Display organised by Thirsk Rotary. Gates open 5pm, firework display 7pm. In advance: Family 2+2 £8, Adults £4, Children £2 Under 5s free. tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information & Johnston's Butchers

Sun 6 Nov

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Guitar Fair. Buy, sell, trade. Vintage, new and used. 10am-3pm. £3.50. tel: 07974 582011 web: http://www.b-visible.co.uk/mogoguitars

Tue 8 Nov

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd., Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. ''Six Years of Community Excavations at Hornby Castle'. Erik Matthews, Project Archaeologist. 7pm.

Sat 12 Nov

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Gleaming Brass, a unique ensemble of hugely talented trumpeters bringing smiles and joy wherever it goes. Playing the full range of trumpets, its repertoire ranges from Gesualdo to Gershwin, Byrd to Bernstein and Mozart to Maxwell Davies. 7.30pm. £14, £13 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 19 Nov

The Golden Fleece, Market Place, Thirsk. Dippy Craft & Gift Fairs are coming to Thirsk. Situated in the Golden Fleece Hotel in the Market Square of the great market town, a great selection of top quality crafts & gifts await you. 10am-4pm. Free entry. tel: 07759166581 web: http://www.dippydesignsgifts@gmail.com

Sat 19 Nov

Thirsk Farmers' Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. Antique, Collectors/ Vintage Fairs. tel: Heather 07791915119 or Amanda 07957401017

Mon 21 Nov

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Wolds and Wetlands - recent archaeological fieldwork on East Yorkshire landscapes. Dr Peter Halkon, senior lecturer in Archaeology, Hull University. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Thu 24 Nov

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Multiple Sclerosis Society - The Hambleton Coffee Club. Come & join us foe a coffee & a chat, with the option to stay for lunch. 11am for coffee. tel: Doris 01677 424455 web: http://www.dippydesignsgifts@gmail.com

Fri 25 Nov to
 Sun 27 Nov

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Christmas Fayre and Chrismas Lights switch-on in the Market Place Friday 6pm. Fri: 4.00-7.30pm, Sat:10-4pm, Sun: 10-4pm. email: info@christmasinthirsk.com web: http://christmasinthirsk.com

December

Thu 1 Dec

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Modifying Humans - Where does genetics stop?' Professor Robert Winston comes to the Forum to give a talk about Humans & Genetics. Tickets on sale now. 7pm. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 3 Dec to
 Sun 1 Jan

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery. Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. Suite of Etchings and Winter Exhibition. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sat 10 Dec

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Kosmos Ensemble. “Impeccable musicianship ... I defy you not to be mesmerised”, The Times. A wonderfully crafted and performed programme inspired by music from around the globe. A truly cross-border experience. 3pm. £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

Tue 13 Dec

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd., Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. 'Christmas Time - Days of Yore'. Marion Moverly. 7pm.

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