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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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 Sat 29 Aug

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk YO 1QS. 'The Forest of Possibility' - a touring exhibition. Journey into an intricate world of paper. Discover how the humble piece of paper is transformed into intriguing artworks telling stories from the forest. 10am - 4pm. tel: 01845 526536

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 Sat 29 Aug

Esk Valley Theatre, Glaisdale, nr. Whitby. 'All Things Considered' a comedy by Ben Brown. Mon - Sat 7.30pm/ Matinees Sat 8th&10th, Thurs.13th,20th&27th, Tues 18th&25th. 2.30pm. £13/ conc. £11.50. tel: 01947 897587 web: http://www.eskvalleytheatre.co.uk

Sat 29 Aug

Helmsley Arts Centre. 'Vacation Chamber Orchestra' The sensational VaCO Strings tour North Yorkshire again. 7.30pm. £10/ +concessionary rates. tel: 07974 698264 web: http://www.vaco.net

Sat 29 Aug

Leyburn DL8 5JG. Wensleydale Show. 10am- 5.30pm. Adult £10, 5-16's £5, under 5s free, family (2A+3C) £25. tel: 01969 623750 web: http://www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 29 Aug

Malham, Skipton BD23 4DA. Malham Show. 8.30am-5.30pm. £8, Children under 16 free. tel: 01729 830589 email: showsec@malhamdale.com web: http://www.malhamdale.com/showindex.htm

Sat 29 Aug

NY Moors National Park; Cawthorn Roman Camps Car Park, near Pickering, Grid Ref:SE 783 894. Little Roman Boots. Join your guide and find out what it was like to attach a Roman Fort. Wooden swords and shields are provided. Ages 3 to 7, all children to be accompanied by an adult. 2pm-3pm. tickets: Booking essential

Sat 29 Aug

St Johns Chapel, Bishop Auckland DL13 1RR. Weardale Agricultural Show. Members £5.00 Adults £6.00 Children £2.00. tel: 01388 537606 web: http://www.weardale-show.co.uk

Sat 29 Aug

Thirsk Children's Centre at Thirsk Community Primary School. Family Celebration Open Day. 12-4pm. Free.

Sat 29 Aug

Thornhill Farm TS9 7JR between Stokesley & Helmsley. Bilsdale Show. web: http://www.bilsdaleshow.co.uk

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 Sun 30 Aug

Not Mon or Tue. Kunsthuis Contemporary Art Gallery, Dutch House, Crayke, YO61 4TT. 'Creation from Corrosion' - Exhibition of work by artist Jo Walton. Also work of ceramicists Julia Rosburgh & Penny Phillips. 10am - 5pm.

Sun 30 Aug

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. Music Night, Elvis is in the Building, Don Pears & The Steve Cassidy Band. 7.30pm. Adults £10, Concessions £9. tel: 01904 623568 tickets: Box Office or Online: jrtheatre.co.uk web: http://www.yorkmusicalthreatrecompany.org.uk

Sun 30 Aug

Kirkby Malzeard to Azerley and Galphay. Short walk 7 miles. Depart Northallerton 9.00. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 30 Aug

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

Sun 30 Aug

Pilmoor Cottages, Pilmoor nr Helperby YO61 2QQ. NGS Open Garden. 2 acre garden around C19 cottages. Informal cottage style. Clock-golf putting green. Miniature railway around garden. Ponds & rockery. Teas. 12noon - 5pm. £3.50, ch. free. tel: 01845 501848 email: cnjakeman@aol.com

Sun 30 Aug

Riverside, moorland and forest. Long Walk 13 miles. Depart Northallerton 8.30. Sinnington 9.30. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

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 Mon 31 Aug

Sealife Centre, Scarborough. A LEGO® Deep Sea Experience where visitors can get hands-on and build a sea creature. 10am-5pm. Normal admission charge. tel: 01723 373414 web: http://www.visitsealife.com/scarborough

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 Mon 31 Aug

Various venues in York, Knaresborough and surrounding villages. Jorvik Medieval Festival, lots of events. tel: 01904 615505 web: http://www.jorvikmedievalfestival.com

Sat 29 Aug to
 Mon 31 Aug

Duncombe Park, Helmsley. Craft & Gift Fair, over 40 exhibitors, admission includes entry to house. 10am - 4pm. £4, advance tickets £3. tel: 01274 835588 email: info@yorkshirefairs.co.uk

Sat 29 Aug to
 Mon 31 Aug

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Craft & Gift Fair. 10am - 3pm. Admission free - light refreshments available.

Mon 31 Aug

Dalby Forest, Nr. Pickering. Bug Bonanza in the Enchanted Wood, Adderstone Field. Lots to do, lots to find & storytelling. 11am-3pm.

Mon 31 Aug

Kirk Theatre, Pickering. Moorsview - a one day seminar on landscape photography. 9.00am - 5.00pm. £60 including lunch and other refreshments. tel: 01751 475183 tickets: Trailblazer Outdoors, Pickering email: book online at www.srmrt.org.uk/events/moorsview web: http://www.srmrt.org.uk/events/moorsview

Mon 31 Aug

Knayton Village Hall. Light Lunches. Cake/produce stall, jams & chutney, plant quiz. 11am - 2pm.

Mon 31 Aug

Moorsbus. Moors Endeavour - a bus from Thirsk and many other places to Helmsley and the North York Moors National Park. English concession tickets are valid. See https://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/pages/travel-bus.php and the moorsbus website. 11am & 3.20pm from Thirsk. web: http://www.moorsbus.org

Mon 31 Aug

Reeth in Swaledale DL11 6AR. Reeth Show. 9.30am-5pm. Adult £6, child £2. Free parking. tel: 01748 885571 web: http://www.reethshow.co.uk

Mon 31 Aug

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York YO41 4AU. Thunder Day. Live jet & propeller aircraft. Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £5, Fam.£26. tel: 01904 608595 email: museum@yorkshireairmuseum.org web: http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

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 Tue 1 Sep

Nunnington Hall. An exhibition of children's illustrations - 'A Giant Imagination' in conjunction with the Chris Beetles Gallery. Open evry day in the school holidays. 11am - 5pm. tel: 01439 766085 web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunningtonhall

Tue 1 Sep

Destination TBC. Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Group cycle outing- for those new and returning to cycling travelling at pace of slowest member. Meet 10am at Thirsk Clock in the Market Place. Meet 10am at Thirsk Clock in the Market Place. tel: 07531 093357

Tue 1 Sep

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club. 7.30pm. £8 in advance or £10 on door). tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

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 Wed 2 Sep

The Clock, Church Hall, St. James Green, Thirsk. Summer Activities for Years 5 or 6 Pupils. 29th July - New Members Night. 5th August - BBQ. 19th August - Movie Night. 26th August - Sports Night. 2nd September - Quiz Show. tel: 01845 524494 email: info@theclock.org web: http://www.theclock.org

Wed 2 Sep

Muker in Swaledale DL11 6QG. Muker Show. From 10am. Adult £6. Child (5-15) £1. Under 5 free. Free parking. tel: 01748 886564 email: info@mukershow.co.uk web: http://www.mukershow.co.uk

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 Thu 3 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Inside Out (U). After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Sat, Sun & Wed). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 3 Sep

Little3, Finkle St. Thirsk. Live music in the bar. From 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523782 web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 3 Sep

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Sowerby. Sowerby Flower Club demonstration by Lesley Devalle entitled " Fun and Flowers". 2pm.

Thu 3 Sep

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Beaux Stratagem' (12A) National Theatre Live. 19.00. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 3 Sep

Thirkleby Village Hall. Local History society AGM and speaker Linda Turnbull " The Record Office". Refreshments. Raffle. 7-30pm. Annual Subscription £10. Visitors £2. tel: 01845 501375 Mrs J Coupe

Mon 31 Aug to
 Fri 4 Sep

Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon. HG4 1LE. Workhouse Work.- children often worked on farms. Find out what kind of jobs they did. Lots of fun activities - make a corn dolly, have a go at being a potter & make a clay finger pot. Family activities 11am - 3pm. Adult £5 child £3.50 (5 & under free). tel: 01765 690799 web: http://www.riponmuseums.co.uk

Fri 4 Sep

North Yorks Moors Railway. Hogwarts Story Train. (Must be booked in advance). tel: 01751 472508 tickets: online email: info@nymr.co.uk web: http://www.nymr.co.uk

Fri 4 Sep

Sowerby House Gardens, Front St. Sowerby. Traditional Tea Party. Tickets include food & refreshments. 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Family tickets £6 (2 Adults - 2 Children) - Adults £3 - Children £2 OAPs £1. tickets: Main Entrance Sowerby House

Fri 4 Sep

The Friends Meeting House Thirsk. The Friendship Lunch, homemade soup,bread,tea or coffee. Funds for Water Aid. 12 noon till 1-30pm. £3.

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 Sat 5 Sep

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. 'Wood You Believe It'. Church Explorers Exhibition as part of Jorvik Medieval Festival managed by York Archaeological Trust. Refreshments on Mondays. Bank Holiday Organ Recital 12.15-12.45. 10am-4pm daily/ Sunday 12pm - 4pm. Free admission. Donations welcome. web: http://www.stmaryschurchthirsk.org.uk

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 Sat 5 Sep

East Windy Hall Gallery, Arkengarthdale Rd, Reeth, DL11 6QX. Summer Exhibition - John Calver, Mike Bilton, Piers Browne, Denise Burden, Jenny Davies & Joy Bently. Daily 11am-5pm, (Sun.2pm -5pm). tel: 01748 884316

Sat 5 Sep

Aldborough Village Hall. 'Paving Roman Aldborough - Mosaics & their Makers'. Will Wootton, King's College, London. 7.30pm. tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk

Sat 5 Sep

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe plus local history exhibition. 11am to 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sat 5 Sep

Boltby Village Hall. Pop up cafe- Produce demo. 11am-3pm. free. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sat 5 Sep

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'Blood & Chocolate'. Film. 3pm & 7pm. tickets: Joseph Rowntree Theatre, tickets@jrtheatre.co.uk web: http://www.yorkmusicalthreatrecompany.org.uk

Sat 5 Sep

Little3, Finkle St. Thirsk. Live music: Citizen Smith. (Build a Burger in the Brasserie beforehand.). From 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523782 web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 5 Sep

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 2pm.

Sat 5 Sep

Thirsk racecourse, YO7 1QL. Flat racing. Ladies Day. First race 1.55pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 5 Sep

Village Hall Field, Kildale YO21 2RH. Kildale agricultural show. From 10am. £5, £1 child. tel: 01642 724214 email: kildaleshowsec@hotmail.co.uk web: http://www.kildaleshow.co.uk

Sat 5 Sep to
 Sun 6 Sep

Aldborough Village Hall. Mosaic Workshop led by Sue Kershaw, mosaic artist. 10.30am - 4.00pm. £50 (FORA members £45). tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk

Sun 6 Sep

Helmsley, Howl Dale, Riccal Dale. Medium walk. 10 miles. Depart Northallerton 8.30, Helmsley 9.15. web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 6 Sep

RHS Harlow Carr, 3HG 1QB. Plant Fair.

Sun 6 Sep

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole. Morris Minor Car Rally. 10am-4pm. Normal entry fees apply. web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Sun 6 Sep

The Forum Northallerton. Sunday Jazz. Enjoy the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed in an open session by Alan Owen & the Forum Big Band. Bar open. 12noon. £3. tel: 01642 722192

Tue 8 Sep

Gilling East Village Hall, Pottergate. YO62 4JJ. 'Every Brilliant Thing'. A Rural Arts on Tour event. A play that has wowed audiences & critics across the globe. A hilarious & uplifting tale about the lengths we go to for those we love. (No bar, but this is a bring-a-bottle event.). Doors 7.30pm show starts 8pm. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org/products/pentabus

Wed 9 Sep

Ampleforth Abbey. Blossom tour of Ampleforth Orchard & Cider Mill. Includes lunch & product sampling. 10.30am - 2pm approx. £17.50 per person. tel: 01439 766085 tickets: Rachel Powell on e-mail email: rep@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.visitors.ampleforth.org.uk/

Wed 9 Sep

Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton,DL7 9RL. 'Walking in the Swiss Alps'. Roger Brownbridge: Roger is Chair of the N. Group of the National Chrysanthemum Society. 7.30pm. Visitors £4. tel: Maurice Cook 01642 780927 email: northyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk web: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Fri 4 Sep to
 Thu 10 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Legend of Barney Thomson (15). Comedy thriller. Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 10 Sep

Little3, Finkle St. Thirsk. Live music: Sugartown. (Build a Burger in the Brasserie beforehand). From 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523782 web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 10 Sep

Rivendale, Ashlands Rd, Northallerton. DL6 1HN. Hambleton & Richmondshire Osteoporosis Support Group- talk by Ronan Walsh Physiotherapist, Friarage Hospital. 6pm. £2.50 (£2 for Osteoporosis Society members). tel: 01609 776216 or 522563

Thu 10 Sep

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. An evening with John Freeman - the artist gives a candid insight into his work and life. 6.30pm. Tickets £5 (advance booking essential). tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Fri 11 Sep

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents Rahel Dawick, folk country blues, celtic songs. 7.30pm. £8 in advance from White Rose Books or £10 on the door. web: http://www.racheldawick.com

Sat 12 Sep

Holy Cross Church Hall, Swainby. Antique, Crafts & Collectors' Fair. 10am- 3pm. 60p. tel: 01642 711036 web: http://www.amk-antique.uk

Sat 12 Sep

Home Farm, Gilmonby, Nr. Bowes DL12 9LX. Bowes Agricultural & horse show. £5, child £2, under 5's free. tel: 01833 628342 web: http://www.bowesshow.org.uk

Sat 12 Sep

Kunsthuis Gallery at Dutch House, Mill Green Farm, Crayke YO61 4TT. Open demonstration afternoon - Exhibiting artist Valerie Wartelle and ceramicist Penny Cooper give insightful demonstrations and talk about the process of their work. 1pm to 4pm.

Sat 12 Sep

Scotch Corner Chapel, Hambleton, Thirsk. Open to the public for one day. Approach from the A170 at Sutton Bank. The Chapel is not accessible by car. Leave your car at the point the road to the Yorkshire Gliding Club bears to the right at a junction with two tracks. Take the track due East. from noon. web: http://www.johnbunting.co.uk

Sat 12 Sep

St Thomas' Church, Brompton by Northallerton. Heritage Open Day - Light refreshments available. 12am - 5pm. web: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Sat 12 Sep

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Friends of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Vintage Afternoon Tea with music by the Mike Rose Bank. Also an exhibition of Vintage Jewellery. 3.30pm. £7.50. tel: Doris Watson 01677424455 tickets: Bedale Tourist Office, Food Weighhouse email: helpline@mssociety.org.uk web: http://www.mssociety.org.uk

Thu 10 Sep to
 Sun 13 Sep

All over England. Heritage Open Days. For four days historic monuments and buildings throw open their doors, in particular those normally closed to the public. There is free entry, even if normally charged. In North Yorkshire over 60 venues are participating. For all England lists see http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk. web: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/pages/heritageopendays.pdf

Fri 11 Sep to
 Sun 13 Sep

Northallerton High Street. Northallerton Festival and Street Fair- Tribute Bands, Fairground rides and street entertainment. Fri.6-11pm, Sat. noon-10pm, Sun. 1-7pm. Free entry.

Fri 11 Sep to
 Sun 13 Sep

St John's Church, Skipton-on-Swale, near Thirsk. Needlework Exhibition. A display of traditional & contemporary work produced by the Textile Art Pool. tel: 01845 567383

Sat 12 Sep to
 Sun 13 Sep

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole. Traditional Craft Fair. Our annual Craft event returns showcasing the very best of rural traditional crafts. From Maypole Dancing to Blacksmithing, there will be demonstrations & hands on activities for all ages to enjoy. part of Heritage Open Days. 11am - 4pm. Free. web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Fri 11 Sep to
 Thu 17 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (12A). Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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 Tue 22 Sep

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. A meander down the Esk - Watercolourist John Freeman takes a meandering journey down the River Esk, portraying the beautiful river in all its moods. 9.30am to 5.30pm (September 10am to 5pm). tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Sun 27 Sep

Only Sun. Wetherby racecourse, LS22 5EJ. Car boot sale. 8am-12.30pm. tel: 0844 800 3394

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 Sun 27 Sep

Only Sun. Croft Farm, Minskip, Boroughbridge YO51 9JF. Car boot sale. From 12.20pm. tel: 01423 326309

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 Sun 27 Sep

Only Sun. Thirsk racecourse, YO7 1QL. Car boot sale. Morning from 9am. tel: 0191 373 0220

Tue 1 Sep to
 Tue 29 Sep

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Summer Exhibition: Paintings, Prints & Ceramics. (Closed Bank Holidays). 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

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 Thu 1 Oct

The Learning Centre, Pickering Station, NYMR. 'Last Train to York Photographic Exhibition'. Pictures hidden away 50yrs taken on the day the Whitby to Malton line closed by 18yr old Maurice Burns. 10am - 4pm.

Fri 4 Sep to
 Sun 11 Oct

Kunsthuis Gallery at Dutch House, Mill Green Farm, Crayke YO61 4TT. Adventures into Abstraction - works by Sally Lister, Valerie Wartelle, Penny Cooper & Alison Thompson. Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

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 Sat 24 Oct

Only Sat. Bedale Park, DL8 1EZ. Car boot sale. 6.30am-2pm. tel: 01677 427949

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 Sun 25 Oct

Only Sun. Racecourse, Ripon HG4 1UG. Car boot sale. From 1pm. tel: 0191 373 0220

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 Tue 27 Oct

Only Tue. The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Craft & Gift Fair (Except on the Tuesdays after 3 day events). May to Aug - 10am to 3pm. Sept & Oct - 10am to 2pm. Admission free - light refreshments available.

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 Sat 31 Oct

Dalby Forest, Nr. Pickering. 'Superworm Trail'. From the creators of the 'Gruffalo's Child', the children's story 'Superworm' will come to life in Dalby Forest. Activity packs available to buy on site. Normal entry fees apply. web: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

Sat 5 Sep to
 Sat 31 Oct

Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Works from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, curated by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Over two weeks away

September

Sun 13 Sep

Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough. Great North Air Ambulance Motor Show, Classic/Sports/Rally Cars etc. etc. 10am - 5pm. Adults £2, under 15s free. email: colintoner@sky.com

Sun 13 Sep

Hardraw Scar, Hawes DL8 3LZ. Brass Band Festival. 10am. tel: 0113 286 0005 email: mariewilliams128@gmail.com web: http://www.yhbba.org.uk/hardraw1.html

Sun 13 Sep

Osmotherley hiils and moors. Short walk 6.5 miles. Depart Northallerton 9.00, Sheepwash 9.30.

Sun 13 Sep

Summerbridge and Yorkes Folly. Long walk. 12 miles. Depart Northallerton 8.30, Pateley Bridge 9.30. web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Tue 15 Sep to
 Sat 19 Sep

Darlington Civic Theatre. The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Co. & The National Festival Orchestra in The Mikado (15th & 16th), HMS Pinafore (17th) & The Gondoliers (18th & 19th). tel: 01325 486555 web: http://www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Wed 16 Sep

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Scarborough. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Thu 17 Sep to
 Sat 19 Sep

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'The Sorcerer'. Jorvik Gilbert & Sullivan Company. 7.30pm + Sat matinee 2.30pm. £12, conc £10, under 16's free. tel: 01904 623568 web: http://www.yorkmusicalthreatrecompany.org.uk

Thu 17 Sep

Little3, Finkle St. Thirsk. Li.ve music - 'Sister Act'. From 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523782 web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Fri 18 Sep to
 Sat 26 Sep

Harrogate Theatre. The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare. £17.50 to £15.50. tel: 01423 502116 tickets: The Box Office web: http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Fri 18 Sep

Helmsley Arts Centre. The Carlton Colliers, an original comedy with music, by the Badapple Theatre Co. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.badappletheatre.com

Fri 18 Sep to
 Sun 20 Sep

Ripon Racecourse HG4 1UG. Darlington Dog Show. Judging from 9.30am. tel: 0191 581 0381 email: darlingtondss@btinternet.com web: http://darlingtondogshowsociety.weebly.com

Sat 19 Sep to
 Sun 20 Sep

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley, Ripon. HG4 3HT. 'Pirates & Princesses'. Join us for some serious swashbuckling & skirt swishing antics. Get the chance to meet some famous princesses & try out your sword skills. Half price Theme Park entry for anyone in full pirate or princess costume (including parents or even grandparents). 10.30am - 4.30pm. £14 for those in costume. tel: 01765 635321 tickets: on door. web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Sat 19 Sep

Stokesley TS9 5LJ. Stokesley Agricultural Show. 9am-4.30pm. tel: 01845 587158 web: http://www.stokesleyshow.co.uk

Sat 19 Sep

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Dark Skies at Sutton Bank which is an official Dark Skies Discovery Site thanks to low levels of light pollution & clear horizons. Join the York Astrological Society for some star gazing. Bring your own telescope if you wish. Illustrated talks, plenty of expert advice. Refreshments available. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear. All children to be accompanied by an adult. 7pm - 9pm. Adult £3. Child £1.50. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Sat 19 Sep

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk. Artisan Bespoke Craft Fairs from selected crafters from around the north-east. 9.30am-3.30pm. Free entry. tel: 07583869760

Sat 19 Sep

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Inspired Music Concert - The Caedmon Singers and Instrumental Ensemble enjoy a wide repertoire but are most at home with Early Renaissance and Baroque music. Doors open 6pm music from 6.30pm. Tickets £5 (advance booking essential). tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Mon 21 Sep

Pateley Bridge HG3. 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 21 Sep

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Ian Burdon - History of Jervaulx Abbey. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: 597077

Thu 24 Sep to
 Fri 25 Sep

Castle Stores Wool Shop, 27 Church St. Helmsley. YO62 5AD. 'World Knitted Cake Festival' - Knit a cake competition. Lots of great prizes. Knitted cakes will be sold & all proceeds & entry fees to be given to Sheffield Children's Hospital & Malton Hospital League of Friends. Please send knitted cakes to Castle Stores Wool Shop by 1st Sept. Entry Fee £3 per cake.

Thu 24 Sep

Thirsk Town Hall annexe. Thirsk Museum Talk by Rod Jenkinson- "Archaeology around Thirsk". 7.30pm. tel: 01845 527707 email: thirskmuseum@btinternet.com web: http://www.thirskmuseum.org.uk

Fri 25 Sep

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

Fri 25 Sep

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

Fri 25 Sep to
 Sun 4 Oct

Richmond DL10. A week long festival with at least 4 walks to choose from each day. The book programme features Rob Cowen and Alan Johnson MP. tel: 01748 824243 email: info@booksandboots.org web: http://www.booksandboots.org

Sat 26 Sep to
 Sun 27 Sep

Only Sat & Sun. Masham. 30th Masham Sheep Fair. web: http://www.mashamsheepfair.com

Sat 26 Sep

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Farmers' Market. tel: 07831 801592 email: nasdavison@gmail.com web: http://www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

Sun 27 Sep

Markenfield Hall, Ripon HG4 3AD. The Dales Ensemble play Bach, Teleman & Beethoven. 3.30pm. tel: 01765 692303 / 603411 email: info@markenfield.com web: http://www.markenfield.com

October

Thu 1 Oct

Thirsk Town Hall. Start of French Classes - 9 weeks course. 7pm - 9pm. £80, concessions£75. tel: 01845 522342 email: ajh@firedog0.demon.co.uk

Sat 3 Oct

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 2pm.

Sat 3 Oct

The Coronation Hall, Langthorpe. Vocalist & Guitarist John Watterson presents a celebration of 'Jake Thackray'. 7.30pm. £12.50. tel: 01423 324276 web: http://www.fakethackray.com

Sat 3 Oct to
 Sat 24 Oct

Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Peter Hicks, Anne Thornhill, Sue Morton & Paul Blackwell: 'Rievaulx'. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Mon 5 Oct to
 Sat 17 Oct

Harrogate Theatre. Comedy Festival - line up includes - Chris Ramsey - Jimmy Carr - Josh Widdicombe - Jenny Eclair and many more. tel: 01423 502116 tickets: The Box Office web: http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Mon 5 Oct

Markenfield Hall, Ripon HG4 3AD. Guided tour. Beautifully preserved C14th moated country house with history back to the Domesday Book. 11am. £6. tel: 01765 692303 / 603411 tickets: Advance booking only web: http://www.markenfield.com

Tue 6 Oct

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Night. 7.30pm. £8 in advance or £10 on door). tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Thu 8 Oct

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Saltaire & West Yorkshire. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Sat 10 Oct

Aldborough Village Hall. 'Binchester Roman Fort'. Speaker: David Mason, Principal Archaeologist, Durham County Council. 2pm. tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk

Sat 10 Oct

Aldborough Village Hall. 'Binchester Roman Fort'. A talk by David Mason, Principal Archaeologist, Durham County Council. 2pm. tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.friendsofromanaldborough.co.uk

Mon 12 Oct

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Opening Concert of the Cathedral Concert Society's 2015-16 season. A recital of lieder by Strauss, Hahn & Liszt given by soprano Elizabeth Watts & pianist Julius Drake. Please note that the wrong event for this date was advertised. Apologies for the error. 7.30pm. tel: 01423 525954 web: http://wwwriponchoralsociety.org.uk

Wed 14 Oct

Ampleforth Abbey. Tour of Ampleforth Orchard & Cider Mill. Includes lunch & product sampling. 10.30am - 2pm approx. £17.50 per person. tel: 01439 766085 tickets: Rachel Powell on e-mail email: rep@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.visitors.ampleforth.org.uk/

Wed 14 Oct

Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton,DL7 9RL. The Hardy Plant Society A.G.M. & Speaker. 'Scottish Gardens'. Michael Parr: A tour of some Scottish gardens including Logan & Inverewe. Refreshments, raffle, plant sale. 7pm. Visitors £4. tel: Maurice Cook 01642 780927 email: northyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk web: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Sat 17 Oct

Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Antique Crafts & Collectors' Fair. 9.30am - 3pm. 80p. tel: 01642 711036 web: http://www.amk-antique.co.uk

Sat 17 Oct to
 Sun 18 Oct

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Countryside Live. tel: 01423 541222 email: info@yas.co.uk web: http://www.countrysidelive.co.uk

Mon 19 Oct

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Ruth Annison, History and plans for The Wensleydale Railway. 7.30. £3 including refreshments. tel: 597077

Thu 22 Oct to
 Sun 25 Oct

The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate. Harrogate History Festival - Tracy Borman, Lord Melvyn Bragg, Ken Follett, Michael Morpurgo + more. see website. tel: 01423 562303 tickets: Box Office Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm web: http://www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

Thu 22 Oct

Thirsk Town Hall annexe. Thirsk Museum Talk by Jeremy Howat & Dave Williams- "Why Thirsk milestones are unique". 7.30pm. tel: 01845 527707 email: thirskmuseum@btinternet.com web: http://www.thirskmuseum.org.uk

Sat 24 Oct

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Special Gala Concert, St. Cecilia Orchestra. Music by Brahms, Mozart & Mahler. 7.30pm. tel: 01765 677413 email: mail@st.cecilia.org.uk web: http://www.st-cecilia.org.uk

Sat 31 Oct to
 Sat 21 Nov

Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Hilary Paynter: Recent Wood Engravings. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

November

Mon 2 Nov

Markenfield Hall, Ripon HG4 3AD. Guided tour. Beautifully preserved C14th moated country house with history back to the Domesday Book. 11am. £6. tel: 01765 692303 / 603411 tickets: Advance booking only email: info@markenfield.com web: http://www.markenfield.com

Tue 3 Nov

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club. 7.30pm. £8 in advance or £10 on door). tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Wed 4 Nov

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Tour with guide to Newcastle. 9.30am. £12.99. tel: 01845 523032 web: http://www.thirskgardencentre.co.uk

Sat 7 Nov

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 2pm.

Mon 9 Nov

Destination Yafforth. Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Group cycle outing- for those new and returning to cycling travelling at pace of slowest - refreshments at Sam Turners. tel: 07531 093357

Tue 10 Nov

St James Church, Baldersby St James. YO7 4PT. Heritage Open Day: Display of fine hand-embroidered Victorian altar frontals, kneelers & altar kneelers in a Grade 1 church. Refreshments available. tel: 01765 640398 web: http://www.stjames.bstj.org.uk

Wed 11 Nov

Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton,DL7 9RL. 'Botanical Painting'. Janet Orme: Janet talks about the history & process of botanical painting. Refreshments, raffle, plant sale. 7.30pm. Visitors £4. tel: Maurice Cook 01642 780927 email: northyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk web: http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/n-yorkshire

Sat 14 Nov

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ripon Choral Society. The WW! Requiem Concert 2015. 7.30pm. tel: 01423 525954 web: http://www.riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 14 Nov

York Minster. York Musical Society: 'Armed Man': A Mass for Peace. web: http://www.yorkmusicalsociety.org.uk

Mon 16 Nov

Thirlby Village Hall. Thirlby Local History Group. Ken Arkley, from the journals of his great uncle: In the wake of Captain Cook. 7.30pm. £3 including refreshments. tel: 597077

Sat 21 Nov

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Antique, craft & collectors fair. 9.30am to 3.30pm. £1. tel: 01642 711036 web: http://www.amk-antique.co.uk

Thu 26 Nov

Thirsk Town Hall annexe. Thirsk Museum Talk by Lionel Twiss- "From Bamletts to Burneston- 10 miles of History". 7.30pm. tel: 01845 527707 email: thirskmuseum@btinternet.com web: http://www.thirskmuseum.org.uk

Sat 28 Nov to
 Sat 2 Jan

Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Norman Ackroyd CBE RA: 2015 Suite of Etchings & Winter Exhibition. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

December

Sat 5 Dec to
 Sun 6 Dec

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole. Christmas Weekend. Mince pies & merriment galore! Our seasonal celebrations include craft stalls, children's activities, baking demonstrations & much more. Join us in celebrating the end of our season. 10am - 3.30pm. Free entry for everyone all weekend. web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Sat 5 Dec

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Special Christmas Fair. 10am - 3pm. Admission free - light refreshments available.

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