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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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Wed 21 Nov 2018

Knayton Village Hall, Thirsk YO7 4AZ. 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. tel: 07942799111 for information

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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

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 Thu 22 Nov 2018

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

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

Thirsk Town Hall Annex. Westgate, Thirsk. 'Jet: A History & Description', a talk by Max O'Keefe of York Archaeological Trust. A presentation by Thirsk Museum. 7.30pm. £2.50.

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Hamsterley Forest. Follow paths through the forest then ascend on to moors via disused quarries and return via paths. 9m/14.5km Moderate. 10am at park on 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 White Horse & Kilburn Woods. From the White Horse CP, around Roulston Scar, down High Town Bank and back via Kilburn Woods. 9m/14.5km Moderate. 10 am at White Horse CP. SE514812. tel: 01609 778398 tickets: Leader - Margaret Smith web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

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 Fri 23 Nov 2018

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

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

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Market Place, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1EY. Thirsk Christmas Lights - the Big Switch On plus performances by Jake Walsh, Ionica, Rock Choir and Butterflies Dancers. Entertainment from 5pm, switch on at 6.30pm. Free. tel: 01609 779977 web: http://christmasinthirsk.com

Thu 22 Nov 2018 to
 Sat 24 Nov 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. Allerton Players: The Flint Street Nativity. The children of Flint Street primary school (all played by adults) are putting on a nativity play, although some seem more committed to it than others!. 7.30pm. £10, £8 concessions. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 23 Nov 2018 to
 Sat 24 Nov 2018

Golden Lion, High St. Northallerton. Thirlby Art Group Annual Exhibition. Watercolours, Oil, Acrylics, Lino-cut prints, Pastels, most of which are for sale. Also cards & unframed pictures for sale. Friday 10am - 5pm, Sat. 10am - 4pm.

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Beck Isle Museum, Bridge Street, Pickering, YO18 8DU. Christmas Fair; A range of handmade crafts, gifts and decorations and some special festive treats including local food and drink. 10-4. free entry. web: http://www.beckislemuseum.org.uk

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Market Place, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1EY. Enjoy Christmas shopping at Thirsk’s traditional Saturday market with a great selection of stalls to choose from and live Christmas music. Pick up your Christmas essentials as well as treats at this festive market, including popular regular traders and some new faces just for Christmas. From 8:30 am. Free to attend. tel: 01609 779977 email: info@hambleton.gov.uk web: http://www.hambleton.gov.uk/markets

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 Mary's Church, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Christmas Fayre & Crafts. Lots of stalls. Refreshments available in the crypt. Proceeds for Church Funds. 10am - 3pm.

Sat 24 Nov 2018

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Concert of music from a century ago by Mowbray Singers with Strings Attached. The choir will sing the Schubert Mass in G plus songs by Vaughan Williams and the orchestra will play music by Arthur Wood (incl, Archer's theme tune), Elgar and Albinoni. 7.30pm. £7 incl. interval drink. tickets: White Rose Books, choir members or on the door

Sat 24 Nov 2018

St Peters, Brafferton Primary School. Christmas Fair with local stallholders, carols and music from the children. 10am - 12 noon.

Fri 23 Nov 2018 to
 Sun 25 Nov 2018

Thirsk Town Hall and Annexe. Thirsk Christmas Fayre- over 20 stalls- some different each day. Mulled wine, cafe open, Meet Santa. Fri 4pm-7.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm, 11am Sun only - The Yorkshire Vet Book signing. Free entry. web: http://christmasinthirsk.com

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Thirsk RBL Band will entertain. 11am-2pm.

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

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. Sunday Brunch- due to popular demand this event returns; bacon, sausage or egg butties served with endless cups of coffee or tea- no tickets required. 11am- 1.15pm.

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

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Squires Annual Toy Run - 100s of Bikers coming to Thirsk. All toys donated to go to Thirsk Clock & Thirsk Community Care. Family entertainment with music from The Bootleggers & The Drivers. Entertainment from noon. 1.30pm arrival in Thirsk town centre. Free. web: http://christmasinthirsk.com

Tue 27 Nov 2018

Thirsk & Sowerby Institute, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk. Y07. Domino Drive. 7-00 for 7-30 start. £2. tickets: On door

Fri 23 Nov 2018 to
 Thu 29 Nov 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 12A, a celebration of Queen & Freddie Mercury. 7.30pm, matinee Wed 28th 2.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 29 Nov 2018

The Galtres Centre, Easingwold. YO61 3AD. WEA Talk in the series Finding Peace of Mind, Keeping Safe. 1.30pm to 3.30 pm. Free entry. tel: 01423 325955/01142 423609 web: http://yhnortheast@wea.org.uk

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Helmsley to Hovingham on Ebor Way. Follow Ebor Way via Sproxton, Oswaldkirk and Cawton. Field paths & tracks amongst gentle hills. Drivers return for cars using pre-parked car in Hovingham. 8m/12.9km Moderate. 10am at Helmsley Castle CP SE610837/YO625AT. tel: 01609 881659 tickets: Leader - Martin Davies web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers North Yorks. Moors Railway Walk. From Grosmont follow line to Goathland. Return over the top of valley to Grosmont via woods. 8.5m/13.7km Moderate. 10am at NYMR Car Park(£5) Some parking elsewhere, but CP money helps the railway. tel: 01642 710387 tickets: Leader - Edwin Redman web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UA. FREE ENTRY - A rare chance to visit a selection of the Museum’s atmospheric buildings at night, all ready for Christmas. Chanticleer singers from 17:30, Ryedale Lions Santa 18:15. Mince pies, mulled wine & wassail punch. 17:00-19:00. FREE. tel: 01751 417367 email: info@ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.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

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

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Shandy Hall, Coxwold YO61 4AD. Join renowned naturalist Peter Marren talking about his exciting quest to see every species of wild plant native to Britain. 4.30pm. £3 including refreshments. web: https://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk

Sat 1 Dec 2018

St. Gregory's Church, Bedale, DL8 1AF. North Yorkshire Chorus Concert. 7.30pm. up to £15. tel: 01609 779568 web: http://www.northyorkshirechorus.org.uk

Sat 1 Dec 2018

The Painting Pottery Yard, The Blacksmiths Yard, Market Place, Thirsk, YO7 1ET. Grand Opening of The Painting Pottery Yard. 10am - 4pm. tel: 07977 787095 email: paintingpotteryyard.thirsk@hotmail.com

Fri 30 Nov 2018 to
 Sun 2 Dec 2018

Only Fri Sat Sun. Coxwold Village Hall, Byland Road, Coxwold YO61 4BB. Homemade and Vintage pop up shop.A treasure trove of homewares and painted furniture along with beautiful homemade wares. Tea shop with homemade cakes. Friday, 6pm-9pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. Free entry. email: jackiecree008@hotmail.co.uk sarahlibbyanne@hotmail.co.uk web: http://www.homemadeandvintage.co.uk

Sat 1 Dec 2018 to
 Sun 2 Dec 2018

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UA. FREE ENTRY - Discover the splendour of a Victorian Christmas all around the Museum! There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Crafts, performances, dress-up and family fun - see website for details and timings. 10:00-16:00. FREE. tel: 01751 417367 email: info@ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Northallerton High Street. Santa Street Party featuring both a live and static nativity, good cause market and lights switch on.

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

Mon 3 Dec 2018

Northallerton Town Cricket Club, Farndale Avenue, DL7 8SN. ‘ALL THINGS GREAT & WESTERN’ a talk by Steve Armitage. 19:30 - 21:30 (inc. refreshments break). £3.00. tel: 01642 767233 tickets: On the door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

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 Tue 4 Dec 2018

Only Tue. The Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Come and Sing! Join anytime,singing for fun and to improve your health. 2pm-3pm & 6pm-7pm. £6. tel: 01845 524507 Mob 07938 852341 email: helenkatht@gmail.com

Fri 30 Nov 2018 to
 Thu 6 Dec 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Peterloo', 12A, story of 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester. 7.30pm. £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 30 Nov 2018 to
 Sun 9 Dec 2018

Only Fri Sat Sun. Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. Advent Angels - Christmas at Kiplin Hall. Tour the hall bedecked with angels. Festive Gift Fair in the Maryland Study Centre with 20 stalls selling crafts and gifts. 10am-4pm daily. Normal admission prices to the hall and grounds. Free entry to the Craft & Gift Fair and Tearoom. tel: 01748 818178 web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 1 Dec 2018 to
 Sun 9 Dec 2018

Not Mon. Helmsley Arts Centre,YO62 5DW. Red Riding Hood, The Pantom Matinees Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd and Sunday 9th. Evenings Saturday 1st, and Tuesday - Saturday 4th - 8th. Matinees 2.30pm, Evenings 7.30pm,. £15, Under 16 7.50. tel: 01439 771700 tickets: Helmsley Arts Centre Box Office web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

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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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 Fri 14 Dec 2018

Only Fri. Sky One TV. The Heist, a national TV series shot locally. Ten ordinary Thirsk residents have been tipped off that a cash-in-transit van containing £250,000 will be left unattended for a short amount of time. If they can successfully plan and execute a heist, and keep the quarter of a million pounds hidden from a crack team of Detectives for two weeks, it’s theirs to keep. 9pm. web: https://bit.ly/2DtBF1R

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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

Sat 24 Nov 2018 to
 Sun 23 Dec 2018

Prophecy House, High Bridge, Harrogate Road, Knaresborough, Hg5 8DD. Mother Shipton’s is opening for the first time this Christmas. Children meet Santa, then choose from an array of wonderful gifts in his Toy Shop. Be greeted by the Head Elf for story time and don’t forget to bring your camera for a photo opportunity in Santa’s Sleigh!. tel: 01423 864600 tickets: Online email: info@mothershipton.co.uk web: http://www.mothershipton.co.uk/event/christmas/

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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

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December

Thu 6 Dec 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Scugdale Winter Walk. Ascend Scarth Nick from Swainby and follow route North to reach High House at the dale head. Return via Scugdale Hall. 9m/14.5km Moderate. 10 am at Rusty Bike Cafe or in Swainby village centre. NZ474022/DL63EW. tel: 01609 881659 tickets: Leader - Martin Davies web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 6 Dec 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Wrap Up in Leyburn. Ideal Winter walk with good views of Penhill and Coverdale fells. Start from Leyburn Shawl. Pass through pretty villages. Good paths. 7m/11.3km Leisurely. 10 am at Leyburn Livestock Auction Mart on right 200 metres along A6108 to Richmond. SE113906/DL85DP. tel: 01609 600626 tickets: Leader - Tony Williams web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 6 Dec 2018 to
 Tue 18 Dec 2018

Only Thu. Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, Gayle Lane, Hawes. DL8 3RN. Christmas Shopping Evenings. Unique gifts, create your own hamper. Specialities served in restaurant 5pm - 7.30pm. Complimentary mince pies & mulled wine. Festive entertainment. 5pm - 8pm. tel: 01969 667664 email: creamery@wensleydale.co.uk web: http://www.wensleydale.co.uk

Fri 7 Dec 2018 to
 Thu 13 Dec 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms', PG, a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. 7.30pm, matinees Sat 8th & Sun 9th 2.30pm. £6, under 15s & 60 & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Bluebell House, Thurston Road, Northallerton, DL6 2NJ. Alzheimers Society- Open Morning with photo display by Northallerton History Group, also an opportunity to meet the team, get advice and see what is on offer for people with dementia. 10am -1pm. tel: Hermione on 01609 778251 email: hermione.davies@alzheimers.org.uk

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Masham Market. Christmas Fair. tel: 07939 136082

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon, HG4 1QS. Ripon Choral Society - Christmas Concert. 7.30pm. £20 - £22. tel: 01423 525954 web: http://www.riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 8 Dec 2018

St John the Baptist & All Saints Church, Easingwold. Gloria and Christmas Music by the Easingwold Singers conducted by Edward Venn, with Strings Attached, organist William Dore. 2.30pm. £10. tel: 01845 524795 tickets: Tempo & Williamson Estate Agents & Thirsk White Rose Books,or on door. web: http://www.easingwold-singers.co.uk

Sat 8 Dec 2018

St. John the Baptist & All Saints Church, Easingwold, YO61 3JU. Easingwold Singers Concert - Vivaldi's Gloria & a selection of Christmas Carols. 2.30pm. £10. tel: 01845 524795 web: http://www.easingwold-singers.com/contact-us

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

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon, HG4 1QS. Macmillan Christmas Carol Concert. 6.45 for 7.30pm. tickets: www.riponcarolconcert.co.uk web: http://www.riponcarolconcert.co.uk

Mon 10 Dec 2018

St John's Church, Sharow. Onyx Brass Quintet concert organised by the Cathedral Concert Society. 7.30pm. £0 - £18.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Meadowfields,Chapel Street, Thirsk, YO7 1TH. A Night to Remember - A talk by 'New Life Ghana volunteers' on their recent experiences in this incredible country. 7pm - 9pm. £6. tickets: Irene Marwood 01845 526843

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

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk. Thirsk Athletic Bowls Club Domino Drive Christmas Special with prizes, festive fare, and a raffle. All welcome. 7.30pm. £2 includes festive fare.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Walk - Northallerton Ramblers Great Ayton Circular. From Great Ayton a gradual climb up to Capt. Cook monument then along the Cleveland Way. 7m/11.3km Moderate. 10 am at Village Green near the statue of the soldier. NZ560110/TS96BD. tel: 01845 523376 tickets: Leader - Geoff Fieldhouse web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 14 Dec 2018 to
 Thu 20 Dec 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'The Grinch', U, a grumpy grinch plots to ruin Christmas. 7.30pm. £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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

Only Sat. The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. Northallerton Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert with their guests Easington Colliery Band. 3pm Matinee 7.30pm Evening. £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: The Forum Northallerton from 5th of November web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.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: 01845 526536 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

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Ripon Spa Hotel, Ripon, HG4 2BU. Skelldale Singers - Christmas Concert. tel: 01765 608057

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Sowerby Christmas Tree, St Oswald's Church. Annual Christmas Carol service for all ages- come and join in the singing of traditional carols around the Christmas tree with Thirsk British Legion Band. 7-8pm. Free.

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Sowerby Methodist Church. After the Sowerby Christmas Tree carol service come and hear Mowbray Singers singing Carols with Christmas themed readings. 8pm. Retiring collection.

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. Christmas Lunch for Topcliffe and Asenby village residents over 65- limited to first 30 to register with Judith Lowe. 12.30pm. Only £15.

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

Fri 21 Dec 2018 to
 Thu 27 Dec 2018

Not Mon Tue Wed. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Fantastic Beasts, The Grimes of Grindleward', 12A, furtheradventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. 7.30pm. £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 23 Dec 2018

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

Fri 28 Dec 2018 to
 Thu 3 Jan 2019

Not Mon or Tue. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Fantastic Beasts, The Grimes of Grindleward', 12A, further adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. 7.30pm. £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 29 Dec 2018

Potto Village Hall, Potto DL6 3HQ. Pantomime: Dick Whittington & his Cat. Join Dick Whittington as he seeks fame & fortune in old London Town. With 'Pocket Panto' there's bound to be fun, laughter & 'Happy Ever After!'. 2pm. £10,Under 18-£7.50. tel: 01642 700609, 700840 or 706135 tickets: 01642 700609, 700840 or 706135 web: http://pottovillagehall.org.uk

Sat 29 Dec 2018

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe Village Hall, Thirsk YO7 2PS. Pantomime - Northumberland Theatre Company presents The Little Maid - who danced to every mood. Adapted from a Scandinavian children's adventure. Doors open 7pm. Adults £10.50, under 16s £5.50. tickets: 01845 597329 web: http://www.suttonunderwhitestonecliffevillagehall.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

Fri 4 Jan 2019 to
 Thu 10 Jan 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Girl in the Spiders Web' 15, web of spies, cybercriminals, and corrupt government officials. 7.30pm. £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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

Sun 6 Jan 2019

Thirsk, Northallerton etc. Special green bin collection for Christmas trees for subscribing residents only. Trees must be chopped up and placed in the green bin ready for collection on week commencing 7 or 14 January 2019. Trees left at the side of bins or protruding from bins will not be collected.

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Brompton Heritage Group at Brompton Methodist Church. David Severs, local historian will use his family archive to recreate the life and times of the residents of Back Swan Yard 1775 to 1914. 7.00 pm. £3.50 incl. light refreshments. tel: 01609 780633 tickets: On the door email: unitystack@gmail.com web: http://

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

February

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Charity Brick Show - A small, one day LEGO show with displays, activities and marketplace. 10am - 4pm. Adults £3 (16 +) Children £2. web: http://brickalley.co.uk/thirsk

March

Sat 2 Mar 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'Mark Watson - The Infinite Show'. Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, he is as scrawny & impassioned as ever with his notoriously high joke-&-rant-per-minute rate. 8pm. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Thief Hall, Thornton le Moor, DL7 9EH. Spring Time Market organised by 'made by Mummy markets', bespoke products made at home inc. art, soft furnishings, clothes, confectionery, cakes, jewellery, gifts etc. 1pm-4pm. £1 entry, under 16s free, free parking. web: http://www.MadebyMummyMarkets.com

Local News

Ready for Christmas

There will be a lot happening in and around Thirsk town centre on the weekend 23 to 25 Nov. On Friday from 5pm there will be entertainment in the Market Place followed by switching on of the Christmas Lights, which are organised and funded by the work of volunteers. On Saturday the market from 8.30am will have popular regular traders and some new faces just for Christmas, along with live music. Also on Saturday you can get contemporary art and craft produced by local makers at Rural Arts. In St Mary's Church there are stalls with Fair Trade, books and bric a brac. Visit the Crypt for refreshments. On Sunday from noon the Market Place will be visited by the Squires Annual Toy Run, with 100s of Bikers coming to Thirsk. All toys donated to go to Thirsk Clock & Thirsk Community Care. There will be family entertainment with music from The Bootleggers & The Drivers. All weekend, from Friday to Sunday, the Christmas Fayre will be in full swing in the Town Hall. Fri 4pm-7.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. There will be many stalls, some different each day, along with a cafe and mulled wine. Rotary has asked Father Christmas to come meet the kids on Sat & Sun. Peter Wright, who you know from The Yorkshire Vet, will be signing his new book 11am-noon on Sunday.
VisitThirsk.org.uk/whatson

Cards for many charities

The volunteers who run the information centre in Thirsk are proud to support Cards for Good Causes again this year. In the middle of Thirsk Market Place you can choose Christmas cards from about 30 charities as well as two local Thirsk Christmas cards produced by the volunteers. In total, CFGC supports more than 250 UK national and local charities by selling the widest choice of Christmas cards online and through 300 seasonal pop-up shops (like Thirsk's) all over the country Truro to Pitlochry. In the last 10 years alone, you have helped CFGC raise over £40 million for UK charities.
www.cardsforcharity.co.uk

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