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Sat 5 Nov

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

THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

Wed 28 Sep

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

Wed 28 Sep

Kristina's, 3 Court Arcade, Thirsk. YO7 1AA. Willow Weaving with Anthea Firth. Come along & make rustic Christmas decorations for mantle-pieces, window, table decorations etc., stars, deer & little trees. You will leave with a selection of the above. Price includes all materials & tuition. Booking essential. Get in touch now to book your space. 10.30am - 3pm. £40. A £20 non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. tel: 01845 574573 email: Kristinas@hotmail.co.uk

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 Thu 29 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Swallows & Amazons (PG). The film is based on Ransome's book, but incorporates many changes in the plot. It chronicles the story of Walker children on their holidays in the Lake District. They camp in an island in the lake but when they get there they soon discover they’re not alone. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat, Sun & Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinees & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 29 Sep

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

Thu 29 Sep

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

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 Fri 30 Sep

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

Fri 30 Sep

Knayton Village Hall. World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer support coffee morning- "Guess the spots on the cake" competition and Baking competition. 10am-12.30pm. Donations welcome plus £2 "Spot the Cake " competition.

Fri 30 Sep

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk YO 1QS. Stand up Comedian, Sean Mcloughlin- "one of the biggest talents currently working in the UK". 8pm. £10. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Online, telephone and at Rural Arts web: http://www.ruralarts.org.uk

Fri 30 Sep to
 Sat 1 Oct

Dalby Forest, Pickering. Yorkshire Track Rod Rally 2016. Various rally stages throughout North Yorkshire's forest where you can get close to the action for spectating. All walking & cycle trails at Dalby Forest will be closed from Fri. 12 noon to Sun. 12.noon. All on-site businesses open as usual. web: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

Fri 30 Sep to
 Sat 1 Oct

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

Sat 1 Oct

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Harvest Ceilidh, dancing to live band with caller, and supper. 7.30pm. £12.50. tel: Beth, 01765 692964

Sat 1 Oct

St. John's Church, Sharow. HG4 5BJ. West Yorkshire Savoyards' production of 'The Mikado'. 7.30pm. £14 - £15. tel: 01765 6000747

Sat 1 Oct

Thirsk Athletics Bowls Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk, YO71QP. Sowerby Youth Group - fund raising 70's/80's disco (fancy dress optional) for their Mexico trip to build homes for the disabled. 8pm. £10 incl. pie & peas supper. tel: 07792 042941 tickets: Pauline Alderson on email: pauline @stoswaldssowerby.org.uk

Sat 1 Oct

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

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 Sun 2 Oct

Sutton Bank National Park Centre Tearoom. Exhibition of Art by Janine Kilroe. 10am - 5pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

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 Sun 2 Oct

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

Wed 28 Sep to
 Sun 2 Oct

Harrogate International Centre, Hall M. HG1 2RD. Art & Antique Fair. (Raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust). Wed. 2pm-8pm, Thurs & Sat. 11am - 6pm. Fri. 11am-8.30pm. Sun. 11am-5pm. Entry £7.50 (inc. catalogue). tel: 01823 323363 web: http://www.harrogateantiquefair.com

Sun 2 Oct

Millennium Seat, Hawnby, YO62 5QR (SE 541 898). A Mindful Walk, 4.5mile walk through woods & farmland, with spectacular views. 10am - 3pm. tel: 01439 772738, please book web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Sun 2 Oct

Nationwide. Steam-It Sunday. The National Traction Engine Trust is encouraging owners of engines large & small, be they models, full size or miniatures, to steam up & enjoy a day with families, friends & complete strangers. There is no information as to where you might meet a traction engine on the road or find a gathering of scale model traction engines in a park or open space; but you might be lucky and come across some participants. web: http://www.ntet.co.uk

Sun 2 Oct

Sowerby Methodist Church Y07 1JQ. A Service to Celebrate Caring. Refreshments after the service in the Church. 10.30.

Tue 4 Oct

The Parochial Hall, Sowerby. Coffee Morning inc. Raffle, Bring & Buy inc. Cakes & Books, org. by St. Oswald's Mother's Union. 10am - 11.30am. £2.50.

Fri 30 Sep to
 Thu 6 Oct

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. David Brent - Life on the Road (15). Set 15 years after the events of The Office, David Brent, a sales rep after leaving Wernham Hogg, is on tour. He believes he will be filmed like Martin Scorsese filmed The Rolling Stones — although it's actually a 'where are they now' type documentary. 7.30pm. £5 (£4 Mondays & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 6 Oct

Park at back of Bowes Museum car park (DL12 8NR, NZ053162). Tees and Greta rivers walk Teesdale Way to Whorton, then Greta Bridge and back via Brignall and Field paths 9.5mi/15.3km Moderate. 10:00. tel: Alan Harper, 01642 710974 or 07941 912666, web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 6 Oct

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. French classes will begin for people who would like to update their knowledge (8 weeks). tel: 01845 522342

Thu 6 Oct

The Parochial Hall, Sowerby. Sowerby flower Club demonstration by Vanessa Wellock entitled " This is Me". 2pm. £4 includes tea and coffee.

Thu 6 Oct

Thirkleby Village Hall. Thirkleby Local History Society, Speaker Patrick Wildgust 'Shandy Hall', refreshments, raffle. 7.30pm. Annual Subscription £10, Visitors £2. tel: 01845 501365

Mon 3 Oct to
 Fri 7 Oct

Finkle St., Thirsk. The road will be closed for a period of up to 5 days between 3rd Oct and 7th Oct. It is envisaged that the works will take 3 days within this period. 9am-4pm.

Fri 7 Oct

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

Sat 8 Oct

Ainderby Steeple Primary School DL7 9QR. Morton Quilters Annual Quilt Show. Display of quilts and cushions, homemade refreshments and raffle in aid of Breast Cancer Care. 1.30pm. £4.

Sat 8 Oct

Northallerton Ramblers. Masham Meander. 10.5km. Moderate. Meet in Middleham Market Sq. if not starting in Masham. River & farm paths. 10.30am. tel: Barbara Dixon, 01609 776720 or 07557 55301

Sat 8 Oct

St. John's Church, Sharow. HG4 5BJ. Paulinus Singers. Concert by the Ripon Chamber Choir. 7.30pm. tickets: For ticket information 'phone 01677 450566 email: www.stpaulinus.org.uk

Sat 8 Oct

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. A Centenary Celebration, a strenuous 9 mile circuit exploring locations associated with Alf Wight, aka James Herriot. 10.30am to 4pm. tel: 01439 772738, please book web: http://www.northyorksmoors.org.uk/events

Sat 8 Oct

Thirsk Farmers' Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. Antiques/ Collectors Vintage Fairs. 9am - 3.30. Entry 80p.

Sat 8 Oct

Topcliffe and Asenby Village Hall. Grand Attic Auction in aid of St Columba's church Items for the sale to be brought between 8am and 11am. 2pm viewing from 12 noon. Free. tel: 01845 577034 John Phillips

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 Sun 9 Oct

Only Sun. Dalby Forest Field, Pickering. YO18 7LT. 2nd Sunday of each month. Dalby Dry Stone Wall Maze Stone Carving Workshops. You can take part, expert instruction. Sunday 11th Sep. A-Mazing Workshop. £60. tel: 0300 0674300 web: http://www.drystonewallmaze.com/product/stone-carving-workshops

Sun 9 Oct

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

Sun 9 Oct

Thief Hole,Thornton-le-Moor, nr. Northallerton. DL7 9EH. 'Made by Mummy', - not just another Arts & Craft Fair. Autumn Arts Market. Fine art, soft furnishings, paper crafts, jewellery, confectionery, pottery, toys & more. Cake, café & children's activities. 1pm - 4pm. £1 entry per person (inc. 1 cuppa). Under 16s free.

Mon 10 Oct

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

Tue 11 Oct

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

Wed 12 Oct

Gribdale Gate car park (NZ 592 110). Cleveland's 3 Peaks, 11 mile circuit of 3 hills inc. Captain's Cook Monument, Highcliffe Nab & Roseberry Topping. 10am to 3.30pm. tel: 01439 772738, please book web: http://www.northyorksmoors.org.uk/events

Fri 7 Oct to
 Thu 13 Oct

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Cafe Society (12A). Directed by Woody Allen. Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) is the youngest son of a Jewish family in 1930s New York City; his elder sister Evelyn is a married school teacher, while his elder brother Ben is a gangster. Discontented with working for his father, a jeweler, Bobby decides to move to Hollywood. 7.30pm. £5 (£4 Mon & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Mon 3 Oct to
 Tue 18 Oct

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

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 Sat 22 Oct

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk. The Original Print Show curated by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. - an exhibition of works by artists who were selected to exhibit in this year's RA Summer Exhibition. Free admission.

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 Sun 4 Dec

Ryedale Folk Museum Gallery, Hutton le Hole, YO62 6UA. Artifact, Printmakers Circle, exhibition of original prints. 10am-4pm. Free admission. tel: 01751 417367 web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Tue 4 Oct to
 Tue 6 Dec

Only Tue. TV channel 5. A new series about the vets and nurses at the Skeldale Veterinary Centre in Thirsk. This is the successor to the practice where James Herriot worked. 8pm.

Over two weeks away

October

Thu 13 Oct

Meet in Middleham market square if not starting in Masham (DL8 4QY, SE120875). Masham meander River and farm paths 10.5mi/16.9km Moderate. 10.30. tel: Barbara Dixon, 01609 776720 or 07557 55301 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 13 Oct

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe Village Hall. Northumberland Theatre Co presents How to Make a Killing in Bollywood, a comedy drama with infectious music and dance. 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm. Adults £10.50, under 16s £5.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 under 16s) £30.50. tickets: 01845 597329 or 597942 web: http://www.suttonunderwhitestonecliffevillagehall.co.uk/

Thu 13 Oct

The Forum, Northallerton. Sleeping Beauty fairytale ballet (U). The Australian Ballet. 7.15pm. £15 with concessions.

Fri 14 Oct to
 Sun 16 Oct

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

Fri 14 Oct to
 Thu 20 Oct

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Bridget Jones' Baby (15). A sequel to 2004 film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. The film stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, who after becoming pregnant is unsure if Mark Darcy (Colin Firth, also reprising his role) or Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) is the father. 7.30pm. £5 (£4 Mon & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 15 Oct

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

Sat 15 Oct

Old Kirby Wiske Village Hall. Local History Group Exhibition- Tea & scones. 2-5pm. £5 for adults. tickets: on the door

Sat 15 Oct

Sowerby Methodist Church Y07 1JQ. Simeon's Watch. a puzzle in the family at Christmas, presented by Riding Lights Theatre Co. 7.30pm. £12, £10 concessions. tel: 01904 613000 tickets: White Rose Books, Thirsk, online: ridinglights.org/simeon

Sat 15 Oct

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Sacconi String Quartet with virtuoso clarinettist Robert Plane. Haydn, York Bowen, Glazunov, Mozart. 7.30pm. £17, £16 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 15 Oct

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

Mon 17 Oct

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

Mon 17 Oct

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

Tue 18 Oct to
 Sat 22 Oct

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. Acorn Antiques The Musical! by Victoria Wood, all singing all dancing spectacular. Evenings 7.30pm, Sat. Matinees 2.30pm. from £13. tel: 01904 501935 web: http://www.jrtheatre.co.uk

Thu 20 Oct

Hasty Bank CP . (TS9 7JA, NZ572035). Clay Bank Circular Meet Clay Bank for trek via Urra Moor ,Chop Gate,Cold Moor,and Hasty Bank on good paths with several climbs. 8mi/12.9km Moderate. 10:00. tel: Dave Taylor, 01609 775833, web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 20 Oct

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

Fri 21 Oct to
 Thu 27 Oct

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Hell of High Water (12A). In West Texas, divorced father Toby Howard and his ex-con brother Tanner rob two bank branches in the early morning, and have a plan to commit several small-scale bank robberies over the course of a few days. Though the robberies are well-planned, Tanner's wild nature leads to him taking unnecessary risks, frustrating Toby. It is revealed that their mother has recently died, leaving their ranch in debt due to a reverse mortgage, which, if not paid off in a few days, will result in foreclosure on the property. Toby is determined to pay off mortgage and, because oil has recently been discovered on the land, he plans to sell the oil rights in order to pay for a comfortable life for his estranged sons. It is also revealed that Tanner's prison sentence resulted from his killing of their abusive father. 7.30pm. £5 (£4 Mon & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 22 Oct

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

Sat 22 Oct to
 Wed 26 Oct

Not Mon Thu Fri. Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Finding Dory (U). One year after reuniting Nemo (Hayden Rolence) with his father, Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) has become a helping hand in raising Nemo. 2.30pm. £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 22 Oct to
 Sun 23 Oct

Only Sat & Sun. The Great Yorkshire Showground,Harrogate, HG2 8QZ. Countryside Live, sheep show, garden show, cookery theatre and many other attractions. 9am-5pm. Adult £12 children £6, cheaper if pre booked. tel: 01423541222 9am-5pm tickets: online or phone web: http://www.countrysidelive.co.uk

Thu 27 Oct

Informal parking at the top of Sneck Yate Bank (SE509877). Sneck Yate to Hawnby and Arden Hall returning via the Cleveland Way.  Walking through farmland, woodland and moors. 10.5mi/16.9km Moderate. 10:00. tel: Margaret Smith, 01845 537387, web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 27 Oct

Park in Reeth market square (DL11 6SY, SE037992). Reeth Hawkerhill via Grinton. Walk on field paths & tracks. Steady climb up to HighHawker Hill. Return Stubbin farm/r.swale, with good views 8mi/12.9km Moderate. 10:00. tel: Barry Lee, 01845 574883 or 07792 145985 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 27 Oct

Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall Annexe. Thirsk Museum Society presents a talk by David Tucker " They put Thirsk on the Map". 7-30pm. £2.

Sat 29 Oct

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon. Harrogate Choral Society. Popular classics in the Cellarium. tickets: For ticket information 'phone 01765 608888

Sat 29 Oct to
 Sat 19 Nov

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

November

Wed 2 Nov

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

Wed 2 Nov

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

Thu 3 Nov

Bowes village hall car park,turn left on cross roads and left into carpark (DL12 9JU, NY996134). Bowes Village. Start from village via strand foot return pature end and pennine way.fields, some stiles, open moors,good return paths tracks. 8.3mi/13.4km Moderate. 10:00. tel: Barry Lee, 01845 574883 or 07792 145985 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Sat 5 Nov

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

Sun 6 Nov

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

Tue 8 Nov

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

Sat 12 Nov

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Gleaming Brass, a unique ensemble of hugely talented trumpeters bringing smiles and joy wherever it goes. Playing the full range of trumpets, its repertoire ranges from Gesualdo to Gershwin, Byrd to Bernstein and Mozart to Maxwell Davies. 7.30pm. £14, £13 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Mon 14 Nov

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ensemble Perpetuo string trio. Music by Schubers, Sibelius, Mozart. 7.30pm. £15, £5 student. tickets: rip0onconcerts.co.uk or on the door web: http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk

Sat 19 Nov

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Ripon Choral Society Concert- Goodall- "Eternal Light" Requiem, V.Williams- Dona Nobis Pacem, and Fantasia on Theme of ThomasTallis. 7.30pm. £20 reserved, £18 unreserved, Students concessions available. tel: 07736 759930 tickets: Online or phone and Ripon Cathedral Shop web: http://riponchoralsociety.org.uk

Sat 19 Nov

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

Sat 19 Nov

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

Mon 21 Nov

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

Thu 24 Nov

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

Fri 25 Nov to
 Sun 27 Nov

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

December

Thu 1 Dec

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

Sat 3 Dec to
 Sun 1 Jan

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

Sat 10 Dec

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Kosmos Ensemble. “Impeccable musicianship ... I defy you not to be mesmerised”, The Times. A wonderfully crafted and performed programme inspired by music from around the globe. A truly cross-border experience. 3pm. £16, £15 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Tue 13 Dec

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

January

Sun 15 Jan

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Jonathan Parkin - guitar. Bach, Antonio José, Dowland, Albéniz and Granados. 3pm. £11, £10 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

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