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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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Wed 20 Mar 2019

Brompton Methodist Church, DL6 2QS. Brompton Heritage Group - Talk by Suzanne Stirke, family historian: 'Sister Dora, A Yorkshire Heroine.'. 7pm. £3.50 inc. light refreshments. web: http://www.bromptonmatters.co.uk

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Knayton Village Hall. Hillside Garden and Social Club. Adam Jackson + Sue Landale with a gardeners question and answer session. All visitors welcome. 7.30pm. Visitors £1.50. tel: 07942799111

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Thirsk Racecourse Ground Floor Pavilion Room, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Proposed development plans for the new Keble Academy Primary School and Nursery Sowerby Gateway - Invitation to public exhibition. 4 till 7pm. free.

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 Thu 21 Mar 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'The Kid who would be King' PG A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace. 7.30pm, 2.30pm Matinee Sat 16th. £6 Adults, £5 under 15s & 60s & over. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Castle Howard Circular. Walk around the Castle Howard Estate with good views of the stately home and grounds. Dotted with statues and temples. 8m/12.9km Leisurely. 10 am at Castle Howard CP SE711699/YO60 7BY. tel: 01751431771 tickets: Leader - Andrew Strickland web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Swainby and Views from the Cleveland Way. Steep, short climb up to Cleveland Way via Carlton Moor. Steep descent at Busby Moor and back via Carlton in Cleveland and Faceby. Some stiles. 10m/16.1km Moderate. 10 am opposite Swainby Church. NZ477020/DL6 3EG. tel: 01845 574883 tickets: Barry Lee web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 21 Mar 2019

The Village Hall, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. ‘The Railway Films of Cam Camwell, Part 3’. Archive Railway film from the 1950s - 1960s. All are welcome, not just NYMR members. 2:00 p.m. £3.00. tel: 01642 767233 tickets: On the door (proceeds to help with NYMR projects). email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Kilburn Institute YO61 4AH. An evening with Singer Songwriter Entertainer Anthony John Clarke. Hilarious, serious, compassionate, irreverent, brave, challenging, and a proper guitarist with an instantly recognisable voice, Anthony John Clarke remains one of the best and most engaging performers in the country. 7.30pm. £10.00. tel: 01347 868626 tickets: Jacky Owens email: jackyowens19@gmail.com web: http://anthonyjohnclarke.com

Fri 22 Mar 2019

The Courthouse, Thirsk. 'The Peas' -80's and 90's Group with Lyrics & Music. 7.30pm. Adults £12 under 18s £8. tickets: online web: http://www.facebook.com/thepeasband

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Thirsk Con Club, Westgate, Thirsk. Country & Western plus Line Dancing (come along to Listen or Dance). 8pm. Admission Free.

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 Sat 23 Mar 2019

York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York. YO1 1HD. 'The Remains of the Day' - 2017 Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro's novel transformed into an exquisite play by one of Britain's most exciting writers,Barney Norris. A play for anyone who has been afraid to follow their heart. .7.30pm, Matinees Thurs. 2pm & Sat.2.30pm. From £15. tel: 01904 623568 web: http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Sat 23 Mar 2019

St. John's Church, Sharow, nr. Ripon HG4 5BJ. Spring Concert by Ripon Rotary & Inner Wheel. 7.30pm. £10.

Sat 23 Mar 2019

The Royal Hall, Harrogate, HG1 2RD. Harrogate Choral Society. Haydn - Creation. 7.30pm. tel: 01423 502116 web: http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Thornton le Street Village Hall. 'Roads to the Past - The History & Archaeology of Thornton le Street' Open Day, drop in to meet the specialists and handle artefacts found during the last two years. 10am - 4pm.

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Heights of Cold Moor. Via The Wainstones and return skirting Urra Moor, 3 ascents & descents (over 320m ascent in total). 09.45 am Start point contact Walk Secretary. tel: 01748 818946 Walk Secretary tickets: Leaders - Colin & Jayne Elcock email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn, DL8 5SG. Richmondshire Orchestra - Spring Concert.

Tue 26 Mar 2019

The Village Hall, School Lane, Thornton-le-Beans, DL6 3SN. North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Northallerton Area Group. Talk entitled ‘Ray Goad, Volume One’ by Richard Barber. A slide show looking at some of the photographs of the late Ray Goad, a well know transport enthusiast from Darlington. All are welcome, not just NYMR members. 2:00 p.m. £3.00 - proceeds to help with projects on the NYMR. tel: 01642 767233 tickets: On the door. email: ianmcinnes 73@live.com

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Northallerton Library, 1 Thirsk Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1PT. Memory Cafe - a monthly session delivered by Making Space - Health & Social Care services. The theme is 'Welcome to Spring'. 10.30am - 12 noon. tel: 01609 771089 to contact Janice. web: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/northallertonlibrary

Thu 21 Mar 2019 to
 Thu 28 Mar 2019

Only Thu. Rural Arts, Thirsk. Weekly French classes at post-GCSE level. Email or phone for details. tel: 01845  522342 email: thirsk.evening.classes.french@gmail.com

Fri 22 Mar 2019 to
 Thu 28 Mar 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' U Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. 7.30pm, 2.30pm Matinee Sat 23rd, Sun 24th. £6 Adults, £5 under 15s and 60s & over. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Blakethwaite lead mines and dams in Winter. Vigorous trek over Gunnerside Moors to Blakethwaite Dams via lead mines, returning via Gunnerside Gill. 10m/16.1km Strenuous. 10 am Park in Gunnerside adjacent the Gill Bridge. SE950982/DL11 6LE. tel: 01609 881659 tickets: Leader - Martin Davies web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Rural Arts, Thirsk. Slanjayvah Danza "6 Feet, 3 Shoes" art on your Doorstep (Celebrating Age) A Multi-cultural performance full of traditional foot stomping music and dance, tender moments and a good old giggle. 2pm. £2,50. tickets: available online web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Thirsk Circular. Good tracks and paths via South Kilvington, Carlton Miniott and Worlds End. 10m/16.1km Moderate. 10 am at Thirsk Garden Centre SE441813/YO7 3AB. tel: 01609 770090 tickets: Leader - Peter Fowler web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Thirsk Town Hall Annexe, 14-16 Kirkgate Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Thirsk Museum talk "St. Laurence's Abbey at Ampleforth - after Westminster and Dielouard". 7.30pm. £2.50. tickets: Available on the door email: info@thirskmuseum.org

Fri 29 Mar 2019

North Yorkshire Council Records Office, Malpas Rd. Northallerton. In association with the Northallerton & District Local History Society - 'The Antiquarian, Archbishop & Vicar in the archives: a case study of Pickering Church', a talk by Dr Kate Giles. in 1852 mediaeval wall paintings were discovered during restoration work on the walls of the nave at Pickering Church. The talk draws on the archives from Northallerton, York & London, & will tell the story of this nationally significant cycle of paintings. 12.30pm. £2 including light refreshments.

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Sutton under Whitestonecliffe Village Hall. Film Night - Mamma Mia. Interval with tea/coffee. 7pm. Donations welcome. tel: 01845 597362 or 01856 597424

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Bingo Fun Night. Licensed Bar, Cash Prizes, Raffle, Games, Spot Prizes. All profits to Thirsk Christmas Lights. Doors open 6.45, Eyes down 7.30pm.

Wed 27 Mar 2019 to
 Sat 30 Mar 2019

Thornton le Street Village. Thornton le Street Big Dig 3, all equipment & training will be provided, but suitable clothing needs to be worn for outdoor excavation work and packed lunch required, you can book for 2, 3, or all 4 days. tickets: https://roadstothepastexcavation2019.eventbrite.co.uk web: http://www.thorntonlestreetbigdig.com

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Knayton Village Hall. Knayton Village Hall are holding a CEILIDH music by Blind Stag. Pie and Pea supper (veggie option) bring your own drinks. 7-30pm. £12. tickets: 01845 537493 or 537653 email: aileenandkeith@talktalk.net

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Knayton Village Hall. Ceilidh. Dancing to Blind Stag. Pie and Pea supper /veggie option. Bring own drinks. 7-30pm. £12. tickets: 01845 537493 or 537653 email: aileenandkeith@talktalk.net

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Spring Food, Home & Garden Show with activities to attract all ages including live animals, a bird of prey from Thorpe Perrow, cooking demonstrations from local chefs, community flower stall, plus over 60 stalls selling the finest produce from Yorkshire & beyond.

Sat 30 Mar 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Thirsk Sinfonia. Saint Saens Danse Macabre, Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the amazing soloist Katy Vedder and Cesar Franck Symphony in D minor. 2.30pm. tel: 07981 819766 web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Thirsk, all UK and most of Europe. Clocks go forward one hour tonight.

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 Sun 31 Mar 2019

All over York. Literature Festival. Author talks, poetry performances, storytelling, walking tours, panels and debates covering anything from the history of York to dystopian futures and everything in between. web: https://yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Gammersgill circular. Gammersgill, along the River Cover to Horsehouse & Arkleside, return via West Scrafton. 10 miles. Some hills/uneven terrain. 10 am at Carlton in Coverdale Village Hall. tel: 01748818946  07909 861725 tickets: Leader - Teresa Quinn email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Middleham Key Centre,Park Lane, Middleham.DL8 4PA. Antiques & Collectors' Fair. 10am - 12noon. tel: 01969 624002

Mon 25 Mar 2019 to
 Mon 1 Apr 2019

Only Mon. Rural Arts, Thirsk. Weekly French classes for 'almost' beginners. Email or phone for details. tel: 01845  522342 email: thirsk.evening.classes.french@gmail.com

Tue 2 Apr 2019

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, talk by Michael Thompson: Lost Railway Stations between Middlesbrough & Redcar. 7.30pm. email: arch@phonecoop.coop

Wed 3 Apr 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Tom Jones & The Shades of the 60's.This show brings the story of an unprecedented rise through the charts to the UK stage. Rediscover his music - hit after hip-rocking hit. Relive his transformation from 60's sex symbol to 70's icon to the legendary he has today. Starring the age-defying voice of Daniel Chettoe, best known for his outstanding vocal performance on Britain's Got Talent. 19.30. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 29 Mar 2019 to
 Thu 4 Apr 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Can you Ever Forgive Me?' 15 starring Melissa McCarthy & Richard E Grant. 7.30pm, 2.30pm Matinee Wed 3rd. £6 Adults, £5 under 15s & 60s & over. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Tue 26 Mar 2019 to
 Tue 9 Apr 2019

Only Tue. Meadowfields car park, Thirsk YO7 1TH. Mobile Post Office visiting during closure of PO in the Co-op. 10am-3pm.

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 Tue 16 Apr 2019

Only Tue. TV Channel 5. New series of 'The Yorkshire Vet' featuring Peter Wright and Julian Norton from Thirsk. 8pm.

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 Tue 23 Apr 2019

Only Tue. Butterflies Dance & Performing Arts, 2A Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Junior Choir - come and sing some of your favourites - for children aged 7yrs +. No experience necessary, just a love of singing! Weekly class during term time. Free trial session available. 5.30 - 6.15pm. £70 per term. tickets: Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com

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 Wed 24 Apr 2019

Only Wed. Butterflies Dance & Performing Arts, 2A Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Adult Tap for Beginners - weekly class. All welcome. 7.30 - 8.15pm. £5 weekly. tickets: Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com

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 Wed 24 Apr 2019

Only Wed. Butterflies Dance & Performing Arts, 2A Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Adult Tap Technique Class - for those with some basic tap knowledge who want to improve their steps and style. Weekly class. All welcome. 8.15 - 8.45pm. £5 weekly. tickets: Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com

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 Thu 25 Apr 2019

Only Thu. Butterflies Dance & Performing Arts, 2A Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Adult Choir - join us and sing songs from the shows and other popular favourites. No experience needed - all welcome. Weekly class. 10.30 - 11.30am. £6 weekly. tickets: Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com

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April

Thu 4 Apr 2019

South Otterington Village Hall. Talk by John Buglass: 'Newby Wiske, the first 2000 years.' Recent research has shed light not only on the prehistoric origins of Newby Wiske but on who was paying for the new bridge in 1684 & who was living in the village in the 1800's. Refreshments & Raffle. 7.30pm. £4.

Thu 4 Apr 2019

Sutton under Whitestonecliffe Village Hall. Illustrated talk by that well known local raconteur, Rod Jenkinson on "The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo"- about a humble Yorkshire mill worker who actually did just that! Proceeds to village hall. 7 for 7.30pm. £5 incl. refreshments. tickets: On the door

Thu 4 Apr 2019

Village Hall, Great Thirkleby. 'York Cemetery' - Clive Dawson. Thirkleby Local History Society. 7.30pm. Non members welcome - £3. web: http://thirklebylocalhistorysociety.wordpress.com/

Fri 5 Apr 2019 to
 Thu 11 Apr 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Instant Family' 12A A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children. 7.30pm, 2.30pm Matinee Wed 10th. £6 Adults, £5 under 15s & 60s & over. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 5 Apr 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. How does your Garden Grow with Mike I'Anson & Martin Walker, plant sale & raffle, all profits to Thirsk Christmas Lights. 7pm. £12 inc. Fizz & Nibbles. tickets: Luke Miller & Assoc

Sat 6 Apr 2019 to
 Sun 28 Apr 2019

Eureka!, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. Steampunk Science See a brand NEW steampunk inspired science show, get hands-on in our tinkering space, plus over the Easter weekend meet an Easter bunny with a difference. 10am - 5pm. Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass. tel: 01422 330069 tickets: On the door or online - https://www.eureka.org.uk/buy-tickets/ email: info@eureka.org.uk web: https://www.eureka.org.uk/event/steampunk-science/

Sat 6 Apr 2019 to
 Sun 28 Apr 2019

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT. Lightwater Valley Theme Park will be open for the Easter Holidays from Sat. 6th - Sun 28th April, with Mascot meet and greets, UV Magic Lights Puppet Shows and Pirate Easter Egg Hunt over the bank holiday weekend. 10.00am - 4.30pm. tel: 01765 635321 tickets: book online at lightwatervalley.co.uk email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Monteverdi Vespers of 1610- a cornerstone piece of Baroque music with thrilling rhythms, opulent choruses and beautiful solos. Ripon Choral Society concert with Orchestra D'Amici and 7 soloists. 7.30pm. £22 reserved, £20 unreserved, student concessions available. tel: 07736 759930 tickets: By phone or online web: http://riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Sowerby Methodist Church Schoolroom. Sowerby Womens' Institute Taster Morning. Demonstrations of crafts and activities for you to try. Stalls including cakes and crafts. Refreshments available. 10am - 12 noon.

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. 60's Big Night Out- Top UK tributes- Roy Orbison, the 60's Girls Show, The Applejacks and lots more 60's Hits. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01757 700042 tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information or on the door email: christopher.wood379@btinternet.com

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. Race Night. Sausage & Mash supper included. Tickets on sale from early March. All tickets numbered & entered in a draw for a fantastic B&B stay at The Crab Manor. You can sponsor one of 8 horses in one of the 8 races for £5. tel: Doug Allan 578526 or Judith Lowe 577911 email: doug@dougallan.co.uk

Sun 7 Apr 2019

Quaker Meeting House (opposite World of James Herriot). 'Springboard' 'How and why I paint the way I do' - a lecture by Jane Burnley. 7pm. Admission Free. tel: Further Info from Lesley Law 01845 524311

Sun 7 Apr 2019

Thirsk Ritz, 16 Westgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1QS. Yorkshire Premiere of the major new George Butterworth documentary film 'All My Life's Buried Here', the first ever film about this promising young composer of 'The Banks of Green Willow' killed on The Somme in 1916. 2.30pm. £6 / £5 on the door. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On the door web: https://www.georgebutterworth.co.uk/

Sun 7 Apr 2019

Wolsingham area circular. East of Wolsingham, along riverside and field and forest paths. A few stiles and moderate climbs. 11 miles. 09.30 am Wolsingham, Demesne Mill CP. tel: 01748818946  Walk Secretary tickets: Leader - Derek Hutchinson email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 8 Apr 2019

Thirsk Royal British Legion, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Legion's Got Talent. Be a rising star and put your name on the list in the club. All Welcome. 8pm start.

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thirsk Rd. Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. 'From Delhi to Durham: Malcolm MacDonald, Diplomat & Collector' by Dr. Alexander Shaw. 7pm. Non members welcome - £3. tel: 01609 774662 or 01325 789702 (Membership) email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Tue 9 Apr 2019

The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk. Jerry Green Dog Rescue Quiz. Put your knowledge to the test with our charity quiz night. All proceeds go to Jerry Green Dog Rescue. Maximum teams of 4 people. 7.30pm. £2.50. tel: 01845 537369 tickets: The Carpenters Arms email: sales@provenanceinns.com web: http://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Rivendale, Northallerton, corner of Ashlands and Valley roads, DL61HA. Hambleton & Richmindshire Osteoporosis Support Group- talk by Aileen Smith, D.Hom, MARH, "Can Homeopathy Help? All welcome. 6pm. free. tel: Jill Beaumont 07841 422078 email: jill.beaumont@theros.org.uk

Thu 11 Apr 2019

The Bull Inn and The Bruce Arms, West Tanfield. Herriot Supper, 3 Course Yorkshire Menu : Q & A with Peter Wright and Rosie Page. In aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare. 7pm. £45 call to book table. tel: 01677 470678 web: http://www.herriothh.org.uk

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Great Yorkshire Showground Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Springtime Live. Farm animals, face painting, Tractor Ted, children's activities and Mr Bloom. Mini tractors which youngsters can ride around an indoor circuit, outdoor bike track, climbing wall, Bouncy Castle and Digger Den. All activities and workshops are free once inside the event which celebrates farming, food and the countryside. Entry is by advance ticket only. 9am-4.30pm. tickets: Book online only in advance web: http://springtimelive.co.uk

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Holiday Inn, Scotch Corner, Richmond, DL10 6NR. Spring Family History Day, 'Unlocking Your Past', organised by Cleveland, North Yorkshire & South Durham Family History Society, specialists on hand, programme of speakers, books & displays. 9.30am - 4.30pm. £15 members, £17 non-members. tel: 01740 620367 email: sylvia.hall2@googlemail.com

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. St. Cecilia Orchestra with star saxophonist Jess Gillam in a wonderful concert of popular film music featuring: Williams-Escapades, Milhaud -Scaramouche, Copeland Appalachian Spring, Williams - Suite from Star Wars, Shostakovich - Tahiti Trot. 7.30pm. tel: 07736 759930 web: http://riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 13 Apr 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music - The Katona Twins. A premier guitar duo. With contributions from Albeniz, Granados and Falla, we also look forward to excerpts from West Side Story, a Handel Chaconne and some Piazzolla. 7.30pm. £19, £18 in advance. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: online, White Rose Bookcafe or on the door email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.SowerbyMusic.org.uk

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Opening Meet of the season. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Ampleforth area. Pry Rigg and Salmon Wood down to Ampleforth Abbey. Stunning views from top. 9 miles. Some hills/uneven terrain. 10 am at White Swan, Ampleforth. tel: 01748818946 Walks Secretary tickets: Leader - Jess Stajniak email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Newburgh Priory, Coxwold YO61 4AS. Plant Fair. Quality plants from highly respected nurseries & growers ready to plant out for spring & summer colour. 11am - 4pm. £4 (children free). web: http://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Thirsk Market Place & streets. Thirsk Yarnbombers Display - 'Voluntary Groups in Thirsk.'.

Mon 15 Apr 2019

Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ. Thirlby Local History Group: The Village Headmaster, illustrated talk by Dr John Ridley. 7.30pm. £3 to include refreshments. All welcome. tel: 01845 597077

Wed 17 Apr 2019

Knayton Village Hall. Hillside Garden and Social Club. Stella Exley giving a talk on 'All I wanted was to grow plants'. All visitors welcome. 7.30pm. Visitors £1.50. tel: 07942799111

Fri 19 Apr 2019 to
 Mon 22 Apr 2019

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT. Visitors will want to have a go at the pirate Easter egg treasure hunt around Lightwater Valley during Easter weekend . Follow the clues on the treasure map around the park to find letters & try to win a chocolatey prize. 10am - 5pm. Over 1.3metres - £25 / 1m - 1.3metres - £17 / Under 1m - £10. tel: 1637873379 tickets: https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/tickets-prices email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Sun 21 Apr 2019 to
 Mon 22 Apr 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. 2019 Photographic Competition-Subject "Water". Photos will be displayed at the Easter Daffodil Festival 2019 at St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday.from 1.30pm-5.00pm both days Visitors to the festival will have opportunity to vote for their favourite photograph. The winning entrant will receive a £20 Cash Prize. The closing date: Sat 13 Apr. tickets: Entry forms & terms & conditions from St Oswald's Sowerby web: http://www.stoswaldsowerby.org.uk

Thu 25 Apr 2019 to
 Sun 28 Apr 2019

Great Yorkshire Showground Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Harrogate Flower Show. 9.30am-5.30pm (4.30 Sun). £17 to £21.50 (£2.50 less online). tel: 01423 546157 tickets: online, phone or at gate web: https://www.flowershow.org.uk

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Galtres Centre, Easingwold, YO61 3AD. Easingwold & District Art Society- Renowned artist David Bellamy Live watercolour demonstration and talk. 7.30pm. £12.50, 16 and under £10. tel: 01347 822472 tickets: Galtres Centre Box office (Mon-Fri 9 am to 5pm) and telephone web: http://www.easingwoldartex.org

Fri 26 Apr 2019

St Felix Church, Felixkirk. Thirsk Royal British Legion Band presents 'A Concert of Light Music'. 7pm. Admission Free - Collection in aid of Church Funds.

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Bingo Fun Night. Licensed Bar. Cash Prizes. Raffle. Games. Spot Prizes. All profits to Thirsk Christmas Lights. Doors open 6.45, Eyes down 7.30pm.

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Aldborough Village Hall, Aldborough, Boroughbridge. YO51 9EP. Friends of Roman Aldborough - talk - 'Silchester: changing visions of a Roman Town.' Dr John Creighton, University of Reading, Department Archaeology. 2.30pm. Non members welcome - £5. tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@romanaldborough.co.uk

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James Green. YO7 1AQ. Harrogate Male Voice Choir present an evening of popular music & entertainment in aid of The Clock. Refreshments included. 7.30pm. £10 at door (under 16 free). tel: 01845 523394 tickets: At the door, from The Clock, St. James Green, or the Clockworks shop email: info@theclock.org web: http://www.theclock.org

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. St George's Night Supper and Dance with Ripon musicians- The Polka Dots leading the dancing. Pie and Pea supper, b.y.o drinks. 7.30pm. £12 by phone. tel: Doug Allan 578526 or Judith Lowe 577911

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Ingleby Greenhow area. Field paths, woodland and moor. One ascent. 7.25 miles. Leisurely. 10 am Ingleby Greenhow, Church Lane (NZ581063). tel: 01347 869045    07564 322195 tickets: Leader - Sue Flanigan email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Sun 28 Apr 2019

River Tees Walk. Following the Tees on one side and then the other. Mostly on field paths and old rail tracks. 11 miles. 09.30 am. Contact Walks Secretary for start point. tel: 01748818946  Walks Secretary tickets: Leader - Derek Hutchinson email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 29 Apr 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Evening racing. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://thirskracecourse.net

May

Thu 2 May 2019

Village Hall, Great Thirkleby. 'Isurium Brigantum (Aldborough). New Evidence for the Civitas Capital.' Dr. Rose Ferraby. Thirkleby Local History Society. 7.30pm. Non members welcome - £3. web: http://thirklebylocalhistorysociety.wordpress.com/

Fri 3 May 2019

Sutton under Whitestonecliffe Village Hall. BADAPPLE Theatre Company present The Frozen Roman, a musical comedy. 7.30, doors open at 7pm. £10.50, £5.50 under 16s, £30.50 family. Suitable for 10+. tel: 01845 597329 tickets: Phone to book

Fri 3 May 2019 to
 Sat 4 May 2019

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall. A new play by David Farn 'The Desert Queen' the adventurous life of northern hero Gertrude Bell. 7.30pm. From £9. tickets: Ticketsource web: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hanson

Sat 4 May 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Thirsk Hunt Cup Day. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Tue 7 May 2019

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, talk by Jenny Ashby: The origins of the Anglo-Saxons, their legacy and relevance. 7.30pm. email: arch@phonecoop.coop

Thu 9 May 2019

Brompton Methodist Church, DL6 2QS. Brompton Heritage Group, Talk by Phil Philo, Battlefields Trust:- The North East turn'd Upside Down. 7pm. £3.50 inc. light refreshments. web: http://www.bromptonmatters.co.uk

Thu 9 May 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. A new play by David Farn 'The Deset Queen' the adventurous life of the northern hero Gertrude Bell. 7.30pm. Tickets from £9. tickets: 01609 776230 or Ticketsource web: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/handson

Sat 11 May 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music - Yorkshire and Humber's Finest. An update on the prodigious talent within the Yorkshire Young Musicians portfolio of highly talented students. 7.30pm. £11, £10 in advance. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: online, White Rose Bookcafe or on the door email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.SowerbyMusic.org.uk

Sat 11 May 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. In Aid of Herriot Hospice-"Swing The Mood" Alan Owens & The Forum Big Band, featuring music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington,Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, and many more. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01609 776230 / 01609 777413 tickets: Forum Box Office and online web: http://www.herriothh.org.uk

Sat 11 May 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Evening racing In support of The ABF The Soldiers' Charity. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Sun 12 May 2019

Eureka!, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. National Children’s Day Eureka! are supporting children’s right to play, with special guests and extra indoor activities. 10am - 5pm. Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass. tel: 01422 330069 tickets: On the door or online - https://www.eureka.org.uk/buy-tickets/ email: info@eureka.org.uk web: https://www.eureka.org.uk/event/national-childrens-day/

Tue 14 May 2019

Painting Pottery Yard, Market Place, Thirsk, YO7 1ET. Read and Paint Session. That's not my Duck by Usbourne books. Storytime and painting session. Keepsake plate with hand/footprint as a duck. Copy of book to keep. 10.30 to 12noon & 1.30pm to 3pm. £15. tel: 07977 787095 tickets: Bookable and deposit email: paintingpotteryyard.thirsk@hotmail.com web: http://www.paintingpotteryyard.co.uk

Tue 14 May 2019

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thirsk Rd. Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. 'Recent Research at Isurium Brigantum - Roman Aldborough' by Professor Martin Millet. 7pm. Non members welcome - £3. tel: 01609 774662 or 01325 789702 (Membership) email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Wed 15 May 2019

Knayton Village Hall. Hillside Garden and Social Club. Visit to Earley Ornamentals Thirsk. 5.30pm. tel: 07942799111

Sat 18 May 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Racing: Irish Day. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@visitthirsk.org.uk web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Sun 19 May 2019

Quaker Meeting House (opposite World of James Herriot). 'Springboard' 'Archaeology, Heritage Protection and Community Engagement in South Asia' a lecture by Nick Lewer. 7pm. Admission Free. tel: Further Info from Lesley Law 01845 524311

Sun 19 May 2019

Sessay Village Hall. Scarecrow Festival -trail questionairre , refreshments & various activities in the village hall. 1.30pm till 5pm. £3 for Scarecrow Trail Questionnaire. tickets: On the day at Village Hall email: doreentill3@aol.com

Mon 20 May 2019

Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ. Thirlby Local History Group: Amy Johnson - Her Life and Achievements, an illustrated talk by Michelle Beadle. 7.30pm. £3 to include refreshments. All welcome. tel: 01845 597077

Wed 22 May 2019 to
 Sat 25 May 2019

Joseph Rowntree Theatre. 'Betty Blue Eyes' - hilarious 1940's musical comedy by York Musical Theatre, join them for pre-performance prosecco, pizza cakes and coffee outside the theatre from 6.30pm. Evening performances 7.30pm, Matinee on 25th starts 2.30pm. £20. tickets: Box Office or online email: josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk

Sat 25 May 2019 to
 Sun 30 Jun 2019

Eureka!, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. Moon Mission Celebrate 50 years since humans first landed on the moon by seeing a NEW space show and take part in astronaut training in a human gyroscope. This event continues until 25/9/19. 10am - 5pm. Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass. tel: 01422 330069 tickets: On the door or online - https://www.eureka.org.uk/buy-tickets/ email: info@eureka.org.uk web: https://www.eureka.org.uk/event/moon-mission/

Sat 25 May 2019 to
 Sun 2 Jun 2019

North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT. Enjoy lots of family fun rides and entertainment. See Bubble Max, the master bubbleologist, create bubbles as tiny as ants and as giant as elephants during his shows at the park.. 10am - 5pm. Over 1.3metres - £25 / 1m - 1.3metres - £17 / Under 1m - £10. tel: 01765635321 tickets: https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/ email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Tue 28 May 2019

Aldborough Village Hall, Aldborough, Boroughbridge. YO51 9EP. Friends of Roman Aldborough - talk by Prof. Charly French of Cambridge University, 'Geoarchaeology approaches to interrogating past landscape change - some studies from around the world.'. 7.30pm. Non members welcome - £5. tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@romanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.romanaldborough.co.uk

Fri 31 May 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Bingo Fun Night. Licensed Bar, Cash Prizes, Raffle, Games, Spot Prizes. All profits to Thirsk Christmas Lights. Doors open 6.45, Eyes down 7.30pm.

June

Sun 2 Jun 2019

Skipton. Le Petit Depart. A 38 or 49 mile scenic sportive and an 80 or 100 challenge sportive cycle ride in the Yorkshire Dales through some of the stunning parts of the 2014 Grand Depart. tel: Bruce Dinsmore 01756706391 web: http://www.lepetitdepart.co.uk

Mon 3 Jun 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Afternoon Racing. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, talk by Maxine Willett, archivist: Family History Research - A beginners' guide. 7.30pm. email: arch@phonecoop.coop

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Knayton Village Hall. Hillside Garden and Social Club. Visit to Mount St John. 10.40am. tel: 07942799111

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Aldborough Village Hall, Aldborough, Boroughbridge. YO51 9EP. Friends of Roman Aldborough - 'Becoming Roman in Death: Funerary monuments & rituals in Britannia.' presented by Dr John Pearce, King's College, London. 2.30pm. Non members welcome - £5. tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@romanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.romanaldborough.co.uk

Sun 9 Jun 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music - Voces8 in Concert. Internationally acclaimed a cappella ensemble. The very best around. 4pm. £19, £18 in advance. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: online, White Rose Bookcafe or on the door email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.SowerbyMusic.org.uk

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thirsk Rd. Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. 'How Forensic Dentistry has helped legitimise Richard III' by Professor Martin Curzon. 7pm. Non members welcome - £3. tel: 01609 774662 or 01325 789702 (Membership) email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Evening Racing. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ. Thirlby Local History Group; The Battle of Towton, an illustrated talk by Chris Berendt, Chairman of The Battlefield Society. 7.30pm. £3 to include refreshments. All welcome. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Afternoon Racing featuring Royal Ascot. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Bingo Fun Night. Licensd Bar. Cash Prizes. Raffle. Games. Spot Prizes. Doors open 6.45, Eyes down 7.30pm.

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Thirsk Rural Business centre and Auction Mart. The Yorkshire Flea Ltd presents 'The Twillight Flea', an antique,vintage and collectable event. 11am- 6pm. £3. tel: 01274 588505 - 07889 828288 email: ben@antiquesfairs.com / helen@antiquesfairs.com

July

Wed 3 Jul 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Afternoon Racing. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Sat 6 Jul 2019

Thirsk Hall, Thirsk. Thirsk Picnic in the Park, Thirsk Action Group presents 'Beyond Madness' SKA and Two-Tone Smash Hits - 'Pure Abba' Playing Abba Classics & 'Madonna' A Tribute by Tasha Leaper. Fireworks Finale, Hot Food, Pimm's Bar, Ice Cream & Coffee. 5pm. Adults £25 (early bird £20) Young person £12-16 £18 (early bird £14). tickets: Earlybird tickets on line and in shops now until 31st March.

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thirsk Rd. Northallerton. Northallerton Local History Society. 'The Langworth Affair - A worldwide Victorian Scandal' by Tony Nicholson. 7pm. tel: 01609 774662 or 01325 789702 (Membership) email: heritage1138@outlook.com

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Bedale Hall, DL8 1AA. Bedale Archaeology & History Society, talk by David Shaw, geologist: The Geology and Industrial Archaeology of the Keld Heads Lead Mine and Cobscar Smelt Mill. 7.30pm. email: arch@phonecoop.coop

Local News

Picnic in the Park

The yearly concert in the grounds of Thirsk Hall, Thirsk (thank you, Mr. John Bell) is an opportunity for the community and visitors to spend an evening in 10 acres of parkland alongside Thirsk Race Course while listening to some fantastic tribute acts and original artists. Bringing a picnic adds to the fun and your ticket contributes to Action Medical Research. This national charity funds the very best research most likely to make a difference to the lives of sick babies, children and young people. The research includes treating sick and vulnerable babies, helping children affected by disability and infections and targeting rare diseases in children. This year's concert is on Saturday 6th July. Gates open at 5pm and the event will finish around 11pm. It features Beyond Madness who are supported by Pure Abba and Madonna - A Tribute by Tasha Leaper. Ticket prices increase after 31st March so buy early to get the best savings! Full prices apply from 1st April for online and outlet purchases leading up to the event. You can buy tickets from Zillah Bell Gallery, CB Furnishings (Northallerton, Ripon & Thirsk), Calverts Rug Shop, Thirsk's information centre in the middle of the Market Place or online. Only the last three accept card payments.
thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Closed for refurbishment

The Nationwide Building Society will close for refurbishment at 2pm on Fri 22 Mar and will reopen at 10am on Tue 30 Apr. These are later than the dates originally announced because of a contractor delay. Likewise, the Thirsk Co-operative supermarket and the Post Office at the back of the shop will be closed Wed 20 Mar until Thu 11 Apr. The Post Office suggests using Carlton Miniott or Topcliffe but there will be a mobile Post Office on Meadowfields Car Park on the following dates: Tue 26 Mar, Tue 2 Apr and Tue 9 Apr, in each case from 10am to 3pm. At Thirsk's information centre we will be laying in extra stocks of postage stamp books!

Local elections

District and Parish elections take place for Hambleton district on Thu 2 May. All seats on Hambleton District Council will be up for election as well as 496 seats representing 77 Parish Councils. Residents who are not registered to vote still have time to apply online or by phone to 01609 779977. The last day to submit an application to register to vote in the May elections is midnight on Fri 12 Apr. The deadline to apply for a postal vote for electors who are registered is Mon 15 Apr at 5pm – contact the district council on 01609 779977.
www.gov.uk/registertovote

Thirsk's own orchestra

Thirsk Sinfonia has semi-professionals and retired orchestral performers. You can hear them next on Sat 30 Mar in St Oswald's Church, Sowerby at 2.30pm. They will be performing Saint Saens Danse Macabre, Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the amazing soloist Katy Vedder and Cesar Franck Symphony in D minor. Tickets are available now from Thirsk's information office in the middle of the Market Place for £12.50. Card or cash are accepted.

Tickets available at the information centre

Sat 30 Mar 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Thirsk Sinfonia. Saint Saens Danse Macabre, Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the amazing soloist Katy Vedder and Cesar Franck Symphony in D minor. 2.30pm. tel: 07981 819766 web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. 60's Big Night Out- Top UK tributes- Roy Orbison, the 60's Girls Show, The Applejacks and lots more 60's Hits. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01757 700042 tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information or on the door email: christopher.wood379@btinternet.com

Sat 6 Jul 2019

Thirsk Hall, Thirsk. Thirsk Picnic in the Park, Thirsk Action Group presents 'Beyond Madness' SKA and Two-Tone Smash Hits - 'Pure Abba' Playing Abba Classics & 'Madonna' A Tribute by Tasha Leaper. Fireworks Finale, Hot Food, Pimm's Bar, Ice Cream & Coffee. 5pm. Adults £25 (early bird £20) Young person £12-16 £18 (early bird £14). tickets: Earlybird tickets on line and in shops now until 31st March.

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