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Sat 11 Jul

Thirsk Hall grounds (entrance YO7 1QP). 'Picnic in the Park': JK as Robbie Williams, Jake & Elwood as The Blues Brothers & local band Citizen Smith. Bring your own picnic. Firework Finale. Tickets from Thirsk Tourist Information, Zillah Bell Gallery, CB Furnishings (Thirsk & N'allerton), Calverts Rug Shop and online. In aid of Action Medical Research & local charities. Gates open 5pm. Performance from 7pm. £22, age 12-16 £14, 11 or under free with adult. web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

Wed 1 Jul

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'An Evening with Steve Race & George Stoyle'. Join photographers Steve & George & hear about their adventures, inspiration & work in wildlife & underwater photography. 6pm. £5; advance booking. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Wed 1 Jul

Thirsk Library, Finkle Street YO7 1DB. Code Club Volunteer Information Session. Find out more about helping to run or set up a computer coding club for children. Refreshments provided. 6pm-8pm. Free to attend. tel: 08450349510 email: thirk.library@northyorks.gov.uk web: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/code-club-volunteer-training-session-thirsklibrary.

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 Thu 2 Jul

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. A Royal Night Out (12A). Sarah Gadon as the young Princess Elizabeth, who with Princess Margaret (Bel Powley) ventures out of Buckingham Palace to enjoy the VE Day celebrations. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Wed & Thu). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 2 Jul

Little3, Finkle St.,Thirsk. Live Music Night. Band: Michaela Smith Trio. From 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523782 web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 2 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Carmen'. The English National Opera's production of the popular opera. 7.30pm. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 3 Jul

Shandy Hall Gallery, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. NGS Open Gardens, plants for sale. 6-30pm ttill 8pm. adults £3 children £1. web: http://www.ngs.org.uk

Fri 3 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Far From The Madding Crowd.(12A). 20.00. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 3 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Mad Max, Fury Road (12A). 17.30. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 3 Jul

Thirsk Market Place. Northallerton Striders walk 5 miles - Thirsk circular. Meet the arriving 70 bus from Northallerton at 10.37. tel: 01609 766829 web: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk

Wed 1 Jul to
 Sat 4 Jul

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'Jekyll & Hyde' The Musical. The York Orchard Theatre Company. Based on the story by Robert Louis Stephenson, featuring a thrilling score of rock/pop hits. 7.30pm. £12, conc £10. tickets: book online web: http://www.theyorkorchardmtc.com

Sat 4 Jul

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe - also see local history display. 11am- 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sat 4 Jul

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Grease - Singalong Charity Screening (PG). A special screening of the 1978 classic. Fancy dress (optional). Hotdogs, popcorn and soft drinks for sale. Raffle. Proceeds to Yorkshire Cancer Research. Doors open 2pm. £10 or £15 for two. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 4 Jul

St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby. Summer Concert, with the Thirsk Royal British Legion Band. 7.30pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523511

Sat 4 Jul

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 3pm.

Sat 4 Jul

Thirsk & Sowerby Institute, YO7 1LY. Musical Entertainment, Kelly Rae.

Sat 4 Jul to
 Sun 5 Jul

Appleton Wiske. Scarecrow Festival, refreshments, tombola, scarecrow doll making & jewellery, exhibition of quilts, raising funds for St. Mary's Church roof. 12 - 4pm. £1, children free. tel: 01609 881628

Sat 4 Jul to
 Sun 5 Jul

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Steam and vintage rally. tel: 0870 777 4324 web: http://gytec.weebly.com

Sun 5 Jul

Dacre Banks & Summerbridge, Nidderdale, HG3 4EW. Open Gardens: Low Hall (Riverside House -HG3 4JP), Woodlands Cottage & Yorke House. Cream teas at some of the gardens. Parking at each garden, Maps available. 11am-5pm. Combined admission £7. Children free. tel: 01423 780456

Sun 5 Jul

Fernwood, Cropton, YO18 8HL. NGS. Open garden. A hidden garden on the edge of the North York Moors will delight visitors. A plantsperson's garden. 1pm - 5pm. £3.50, ch. free. tel: 01751417692 email: adrian.feaster@btinternet.com

Sun 5 Jul

Havoc Hall, York Rd., Oswaldkirk, York. YO62 5XY. NGS. Open garden. Started in 2009 comprising of 8 areas inc. knot, herbaceous, woodland walk & more. There is also a wild-flower meadow & small lake. Home-made teas. 1pm - 5.30pm. £4, ch. free. web: http://www.havochall.co.uk

Sun 5 Jul

Helperby & Brafferton. Hidden Gardens.

Sun 5 Jul

Middleton in Teesdale. Walking in Upper Teesdale. Some rough paths. 8.15am Northallerton 9.30 Middleton in Teesdale.

Sun 5 Jul

Playing fields on Newsham Road (behind the racecourse). Thirsk Falcons Juniors football club Family Fun Day. Loads of activities (both football and others) for all ages. Raffle, food & refreshments, cake stall, tombola. 10am-4pm. Register before 10am. £5 for the football activities. Pay on the day. email: 07977 446175 web: http://www.thirskfalcons.org.uk

Sun 5 Jul

Royal British Legion Club. Garden Party with RBL Brass Band and BBQ. 3pm-5pm. free.

Sun 5 Jul

Scampston Park, Ryedale (4 miles East of Malton). Malton Show. 8am - 5.30pm. £10, conc £5. tel: 01653 693382 web: http://www.maltonshow.com

Sun 5 Jul

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

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 Mon 6 Jul

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Above and Below, photographers Steve Race and George Stoyle, incredible wildlife of the Yorkshire Coast. 10am - 5pm. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Mon 6 Jul

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Moors and Shores, Dean Regan's oil paintings of the North York Moors & Coast. 10am - 5pm. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Tue 7 Jul

Destination Thornton Stud. Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Group cycle outing- for those new and returning to cycling travelling at pace of slowest member. tel: Julie on 07866 428093. Meet 10am at Thirsk Clock in the Market Place.

Tue 7 Jul

The Angel at Topcliffe (Plaza Suite). Monthly Comedy Club - always a great night's entertainment. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 in advance, £10 on door. tel: 01845 578000 web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk

Wed 8 Jul

Ampleforth Abbey. Blossom tour of Ampleforth Orchard & Cider Mill. Includes lunch & produce 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/

Fri 3 Jul to
 Thu 9 Jul

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tomorrowland: a world beyond (U). a science fiction action adventure in which a man and a woman, who share a common experience of having visited a futuristic world in another dimension, endeavour to return to that world. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Tue 7 Jul to
 Thu 9 Jul

Only Tue & Thu. The Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Fossgate, York. Lunchtime Treat of songs from the award winning York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir. Contemporary, Classical, West-end, Opera, Folk or Spiritual. Normal admission charges apply. tel: 01904 654818 tickets: On door web: http://www.theyorkcompany.co.uk

Fri 10 Jul

Rural Arts, The Old Court House, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Nuno Felt Scarf or Felt Wall Hanging. local artist Sheila Smith returns to Rural Arts to run a fabulous felting workshop. Make your own bespoke Nuno felt scarf or wall hanging & check out Sheila's own work in the Rural Arts Fibre Exhibition. 10 am - 4 pm. £50 + £10 materials. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 4 Jul to
 Sat 11 Jul

Not Sun. Spectrum Gallery, Thirsk. Exhibition of paintings and prints by local artist, Robin Puplett. 9am -5pm daily. Free entry. email: info@spectrumframing.co.uk

Wed 8 Jul to
 Sat 11 Jul

The Forum Northallerton. 'Oliver' Crash, Bang Wallop Youth Theatre. 7-30 pm Sat matinee 2pm. Adults £11, concessions £9. tel: 01642 722192 tickets: box office

Sat 11 Jul

St Oswalds Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. The Swingle Singers. Since the release of that ground-breaking debut album in 1963, this virtuosic eight-voice a cappella group has performed on the world's most famous stages. 7.30pm. £17 (£16 in advance). tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookshop or online email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sat 11 Jul

Thirsk Hall grounds (entrance YO7 1QP). 'Picnic in the Park': JK as Robbie Williams, Jake & Elwood as The Blues Brothers & local band Citizen Smith. Bring your own picnic. Firework Finale. Tickets from Thirsk Tourist Information, Zillah Bell Gallery, CB Furnishings (Thirsk & N'allerton), Calverts Rug Shop and online. In aid of Action Medical Research & local charities. Gates open 5pm. Performance from 7pm. £22, age 12-16 £14, 11 or under free with adult. web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Sat 11 Jul

Thornton le Moor, Thirsk DL7 9DW. Art & Craft Exhibition in the Thornton le Moor Cricket Field Marquee. 10.30-4.00.

Fri 10 Jul to
 Sun 12 Jul

Only Fri Sat Sun. Kilburn. Kilburn Feast, 3 days of family fun. Various times and many events over the three days. web: http://www.kilburnfeast.uk

Fri 10 Jul to
 Sun 12 Jul

Skipton. Skipton Clogfest. tel: 01282 868040 web: http://www.clogfest.org

Sat 11 Jul to
 Sun 12 Jul

North Yorks Moors Railway. Classic Cars and Vehicles Weekend. tel: 01751 472508 email: info@nymr.co.uk web: http://www.nymr.co.uk

Sun 12 Jul

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'Our Way'. Celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra. Soloists from York Musical Theatre Company & The Forum Big Band in a Programme of music in the style of Frank Sinatra & the infamous Rat Pack. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01904 623568 tickets: York Theatre Royal Box-office web: http://www.yorkmusicalthreatrecompany.org.uk

Sun 12 Jul

Northallerton 8.15am. Medium walk in Middleton in Teesdale. Some rough paths. Depart Middleton in Teesdale 9.30. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 12 Jul

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole. & Engine Day. 10am - 4pm. Normal entry fees apply. web: http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Sun 12 Jul

Sessay Village, near Thirsk. Sessay Open Gardens, afternoon teas, tombola, stalls. 1.30pm-5.30pm. Adults £4, children free.

Sun 12 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Mad max, Fury Road.(12A). 20.00. tel: 01609 776230 email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 12 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Northallerton Musical Theatre Company; Our Way, celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra. 7.30pm. £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: The Forum email: info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 14 Jul

Fantinos, Front Street, Sowerby. Coffee Morning in aid of Arthritis Research UK (Coffee & Biscuits, Raffle, Cake Stall, Bring & Buy, Books). 10am to 11.30 am. £3. web: http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org

Wed 15 Jul

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

Fri 10 Jul to
 Thu 16 Jul

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Man up (15). A 2015 British romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Tue 14 Jul to
 Thu 16 Jul

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. £26 (£25 in advance). Child, concessions & family tickets available. tel: 01423 541222 web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Thu 9 Jul to
 Tue 28 Jul

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'Purple Heather to Shingle Beach'. Evocative images of the North York Moors by landscape photographer John Potter. Meet the artist on Sat.11th July between 12noon & 3pm. 10am - 5pm daily. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Thu 9 Jul to
 Tue 28 Jul

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'Fired Drawn & Painted'. Multi-media artists Brian & Sally Tozer & Kezy Feaster draw inspiration from the landscapes, people & folklore of the North York Moors. Meet the artists Sat 11 July 12noon - 3pm. 10am - 5pm daily. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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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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 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

Sun 5 Jul to
 Sun 27 Sep

Only Sun. 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

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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.

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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

Over two weeks away

July

Thu 16 Jul

Roots Farm Shop and Cafe. Hambleton & Richmondshire Osteoporosis Support Group invite you to join them at Roots Farm Shop for a short talk on the shop. 5pm. £5 to include tea/coffee and a scone. tel: 01845 522563 tickets: Hambleton & Richmondshire Osteoporosis Support Group

Fri 17 Jul

Ampleforth Abbey. Twilight Tour of Ampleforth Abbey. Includes BBQ Supper & Produce Sampling. The bar at The Windmill private pub will be open until 10pm. Tour begins at 6.30pm. £20 per person inc. supper. tel: 01439 766085 tickets: Rachel Powell on e-mail email: rep@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.visitors.ampleforth.org.uk/

Fri 17 Jul to
 Thu 23 Jul

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Danny Collins (15). A 2015 American comedy-drama inspired by the true story of folk singer Steve Tilston.Starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale and Christopher Plummer. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 17 Jul

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Loosely Folk presents Kirsty Bromley. Doors 7.30pm show starts 8pm. In advance £10, £12 on the door. tel: 07436 071332 tickets: White Rose Book cafe, or online web: http://wegottickets.com

Fri 17 Jul to
 Sun 19 Jul

Wensleydale Railway. Annual Diesel Gala. Intensive Service. Traction includes: Classes 26, 31, 33, 37 & 66 (& possibly more). real Ale on sale on all departures. 1, 2,&3 Day Rover Tickets. tel: 01677 425805 web: http://www.wensleydalerail.com

Sat 18 Jul

All Saints, North Street, York. Open Day Archaeology Live! training excavation. web: http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk

Sat 18 Jul

All Saints, North Street, York. York's finest medieval church, 10am tour of stained glass windows, 11am Archaeology, 2pm Medieval High Mass. see above. web: http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk

Sat 18 Jul to
 Sun 19 Jul

Hampsthwaite HG3 2EU. Hampsthwaite Feast, Scarecrow Trail & Show. web: http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/249

Sat 18 Jul to
 Sun 19 Jul

Holgate Windmill, York. Come & meet millers old & new, learn about their lives since 1770. web: http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk

Sat 18 Jul to
 Sun 19 Jul

Masham HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine & Fair Organ Rally. tel: 01765 689569 email: oldstation@tiscali.co.uk web: http://www.mashamsteamrally.co.uk

Sat 18 Jul to
 Sun 19 Jul

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Moomins on the Riviera (U). The Moomins along with Snorkmaiden and Little My sail for the Riviera. Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of the playboy Clark Tresco and Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat Marquis Mongaga. 2.30pm. £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 18 Jul

Stokeld Park, Wetherby. Launch of Summer Adventure: CBBC star Naomi Wilkinson will be giving us an insight into her Wildlife. She will be joined by our Reptile Rangers & Make a Wish Entertainments. Each child will be given a raffle ticket (drawn at 2pm) giving a chance to meet & greet with Naomi. Admission £12 per person (Family £42). tel: 01937 586333 tickets: on door or online web: http://www.stokeldpark.co.uk

Sat 18 Jul

Thirsk & Sowerby Institute, YO7 1LY. Musical Entertainment, Laura G.

Sun 19 Jul

Dishforth Airfield YO7 3EZ. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show. £7 Adults, 5-16s £1, under 5s free. tel: 07527 056360 email: pameladuker@ymail.com web: http://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

Sun 19 Jul

Nawton, Wombleton. Short walk.7 miles Fields woodland. Depart Northallerton 9.00. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 19 Jul

Nunnington Hall. Children's Theatre on the Lawn. Come & take part in an interactive performance of well-loved children's stories, or just relax on the lawn while you watch. 11am - 5pm. Normal entry fees apply. tel: 01439 748025 email: JamesEtherington@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sun 19 Jul

Pately Bridge to Brimham rocks. Long walk. Circular. 12 miles. Northallerton 8.30. Pately Bridge 9.30. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Mon 20 Jul to
 Fri 24 Jul

Bolton Castle, North Leyburn, DL8 4ET. 'Dungeons & Dragons' (With dragon mask & kite making activities, & dragon trail). 10am - 5pm. tel: 01969 623981 web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk/

Wed 22 Jul

Driffield YO25 9DN. Driffield Show. Adult £16, senior £13, child £6, all less in advance. tel: 01377 257494 web: http://www.driffieldshow.co.uk

Wed 22 Jul

Helmsley Castle. 'The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes' adapted by Laura Turner. presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company Open-Air Garden Theatre. Please bring own blanket or low-backed chair. 7.30pm gates open 6.45pm. Advance: Adult £13/Conc. or Child £11. On the night: £15 & £13. tel: or See Tickets 0871 2200260 tickets: Eng. Heritage booking line 0370 3331181/ Mount Grace 01609 883494 web: http://www.seetickets.com

Wed 22 Jul to
 Sat 25 Jul

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'Bugsy Malone', York Stage Musicals. Suitable for all the family. 7.30pm + Sat. Matinee 2.30pm. Wed/Thurs £14, conc. £10/ Fri/Sat £16, conc £12. tel: 01904 612961 tickets: York Theatre Royal Box-office web: http://www.yorkmusicalthreatrecompany.org.uk

Fri 24 Jul to
 Sun 26 Jul

Baldersby Park. Deer Shed Festival. 6th year of this family-centric music festival which boasts a strong arts, literature & comedy line up. Celebrate family fun, awesome workshops & great music in the North Yorkshire countryside. More information later. web: http://www.deershedfestival.com/

Fri 24 Jul

Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate HG3 4DW. Let our guide walk you through the last 320 million years in a 90 minute journey round the rocks and moorland. 2.00-3.30pm. Free (parking charge for non-NT members). tel: 01423 780688 web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks

Fri 24 Jul

Holyrood House, Sowerby Road. Summer Evening, trifle, wine & musical entertainment. 6pm - 8pm.

Fri 24 Jul to
 Thu 30 Jul

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Spy (15). The transformation of desk-bound CIA analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy) into a field agent who attempts to foil the black market sale of a suitcase nuke. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 25 Jul

Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 2NJ. Birstwith Show. noon-5pm. email: info@birstwithshow.com web: http://www.birstwithshow.com

Sat 25 Jul to
 Sun 26 Jul

Bolton Castle, North Leyburn, DL8 4ET. 'Tournee'. Travel back in time over 600 years & discover all about Castle life in the early 1300s. Cookery demos, displays of arms & archery. 10am - 5pm. Normal admission charges apply. tel: 01969 623981 web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk/

Sat 25 Jul to
 Sun 26 Jul

Jervaulx Abbey. Shakespeare's Yorkshire - a guided trail of sonnets, songs and Shakespearean scenes. 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. £11. tel: 07481 305496 tickets: website or telephone web: http://www.thinklightplatform.co.uk

Sat 25 Jul

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR. Cleveland Show. 9am-5pm. £6, £4 conc. tel: 07930 314552 web: http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2802

Sat 25 Jul

Swaleside Holiday Park, Topcliffe, Y07 3PB. Come & Meet the Yorkshire Rows Team & their amazing boat, these 4 women will be rowing the Atlantic to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance & Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres. 1pm -4pm. tel: 01845 595993

Sat 25 Jul

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

Sun 26 Jul

Circuit around Hawnby. Medium walk 10 miles. Depart Northallerton 8.30. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 26 Jul

Weeton LS17 0AN. Weeton Show. tel: 01423 733404 web: http://weetonshow.co.uk

Mon 27 Jul to
 Fri 31 Jul

Bolton Castle, North Leyburn, DL8 4ET. 'Dungeons & Dragons' (with dragon mask & kite making activities, & dragon trail.). 10am - 5pm. Normal admission charges apply. tel: 01969 623981 web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk/

Mon 27 Jul

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

Tue 28 Jul

Merchant Adventurers' Hall. Fossgate, York. The Handlebards present 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by a 4 strong all male troupe of cycling players. Beautifully British & Bonkers. Open-Air, but in the Great Hall if inclement weather. Doors open 6pm, Performance at 7pm. £10, Concessions £8. tel: 01904 654818 web: http://www.theyorkcompany.co.uk/events.php

Tue 28 Jul

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Woodland Scavenger. Discover more about our wonderful woodland. Do you know who lives among the trees? What will you stumble upon. Age 3 - 7. Wear appropriate clothing & footwear. Not wh.chair accessible. No dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1.30pm - 4pm. Adult free. Child £2. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Tue 28 Jul

Wellburn Park Nr Kirbymoorside YO62 7HQ. Ryedale Agricultural Show. From 8.30am. tel: 07984 939701 email: info@ryedaleshow.org.uk web: http://www.ryedaleshow.org.uk

Wed 29 Jul

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AL. Borrowby Show. tel: 07592 518848 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: http://www.borrowbyshow.org.uk

Wed 29 Jul

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Fossgate, York. The Handlebards present 'Macbeth'. A 4 strong all male troupe of cycling players. Beautifully British & Bonkers. Open-Air, but in the Great Hall if inclement weather. Doors open 6pm, Performance at 7pm. £10, Concessions £8 Ch.£4. tel: 01904 654818 tickets: On door web: http://www.theyorkcompany.co.uk

Thu 30 Jul to
 Sun 2 Aug

Pickering Showground. Pickering Traction Engine Rally 2015. 9am. Adults £12, Over 65s £6, Family ticket £30. tel: 079583075016 email: info@theeventsorganiser.co.uk web: http://www.theeventsorganiser.co.uk

Fri 31 Jul

Bolton Castle, Near Leyburn, DL8 4ET. The Handlebards present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. (Bring seating and wrap up warmly.). 7pm (gates open at 6pm). £12 - concessions £10. tel: 01969 623981

Fri 31 Jul to
 Sun 2 Aug

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG. Country Landowners Assoc. Game Fair. The celebration of the Great British countryside. 9am-6pm. tel: 0845 612 2052 web: http://www.gamefair.co.uk

Fri 31 Jul

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

Fri 31 Jul to
 Thu 6 Aug

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Mr Holmes (PG). In 1947 Sherlock Holmes, aged 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse. Holmes reflects on his life. The film, like the novel, uses flashbacks to reveal events of the past, when he was still at the height of his fame. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Wed). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 31 Jul

The Methodist Church, St James' Green, Thirsk. A Summer Concert by Easingwold Town Band. 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm). £7 concessions £5. tel: 07885 386557 Sarah Barber tickets: White Rose Books email: marthaflora.barber@gmail.com

August

Sat 1 Aug

Ampleforth Abbey. Church Mouse Tour. A tour of Ampleforth Abbey Church as well as a visit to the School Library for a tour of the beautiful Mouseman furniture. Tour begins 2pm. £16, includes afternoon tea. tel: 01439 766085 email: rep@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.visitors.ampleforth.org.uk/

Sat 1 Aug

Boltby Village Hall. Pop-up cafe- and see display of local history. 11am- 3pm. email: richard@shores.eclipse.co.uk

Sat 1 Aug

Home Farm, Thimbleby, Northallerton DL6 3PY. Osmotherley Show. tel: 01609 882752 email: secretary@osmotherleyshow.co.uk web: http://www.osmotherleyshow.co.uk

Sat 1 Aug

St Mary's Church, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Coffee concert/Barber's Adagio & other great choral works. (Coffee/tea/soft drinks served from 10am to 10.45am). 11am. £12 (under 25s £6). tel: 01751 475777 email: boxoffice@ryedalefestival.com web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com

Sat 1 Aug

The Chantry Hall, Bedale. Saturday Craft Market. 10am - 3pm.

Sun 2 Aug

Helmsley Castle. 'Pride & Prejudice' by Jane Austen, adapted by Laura Turner & presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Co. Please bring own rugs or low-backed seating. 7.30pm gates open 6.45pm. Advance: Adult £13/Conc. or Child £11. On the night: £15 & £13. tel: or See Tickets 0871 2200260 tickets: Eng. Heritage booking line 0370 3331181/ Mount Grace 01609 883494 web: http://www.seetickets.com

Sun 2 Aug

Robin Hoods Bay. Long walk. 12.5 miles. Coastal path. Depart Northallerton 8.15. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 2 Aug

Tockwith YO26 7QH. Tockwith & District Agricultural Show. 9am. tel: 07976 268012 email: secretary@tockwithshow.org.uk web: http://www.tockwithshow.org.uk

Sun 2 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

Mon 3 Aug to
 Fri 7 Aug

Bolton Castle, North Leyburn, DL8 4ET. 'Knights & Ladies'. Step back in time & become a knight or a lady for a day by designing your own coat of arms, making a helmet or head-dress & testing your skills on our Knights & Ladies activities trail. 10am - 5pm. Normal admission charges apply. tel: 01969 623981 web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk/

Tue 4 Aug

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

Tue 4 Aug

St. Hedda's Primary School, Egton Bridge YO21 1UX. Gooseberry Show. Open to the public from 2pm. email: enquiries@egtongooseberryshow.org.uk web: http://www.egtongooseberryshow.org.uk

Tue 4 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Creepy Crawlies. - Help unearth some of the smallest creatures in the National Park. How well do you know your mini-beasts, bugs & insects. 1.30pm - 4pm. Free. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Tue 4 Aug

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 5 Aug to
 Wed 12 Aug

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'Buddy'. Pick-Me-Up Theatre. 7.30pm + Sat. Matinee 2.30pm. £16/ Concessions £14. tel: 01904 623568 tickets: York Theatre Royal Box-office web: http://www.yorkmusicalthreatrecompany.org.uk

Wed 5 Aug

Thornton-le-Dale. Thornton-le-Dale Show. 9am-6.45pm. tel: 01751 476500 email: show@thorntonledale.com web: http://www.thorntonledale.com

Thu 6 Aug to
 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

Fri 7 Aug

Hinderwell TS13 5HP. Horse Show. From 10am. tel: 01947 841126 email: aelfleda@btinternet.com web: http://www.hinderwellshow.org.uk

Fri 7 Aug

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

Sat 8 Aug to
 Sun 16 Aug

Kettlewell BD23 5QZ. Scarecrow Festival. 10 - 5pm. Adult's trail sheet £1, children's 50p. tel: 01756 761307 email: info@kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk web: http://www.kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk

Sat 8 Aug

Kirkby Fleetham, Northallerton DL7 0SA. Kirkby Fleetham Feast. 2-5pm. adult £1, child/conc 50p. email: kffeast@live.co.uk web: http://www.kirkbyfleethamfeast.org

Sat 8 Aug

Sedgefield TS21 2BX. Sedgefield Show. Gates open 10am, marquees open noon. £6, child & conc £4, under 5s free. tel: 01740 629716 web: http://www.sedgefieldshow.co.uk

Sat 8 Aug

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

Sun 9 Aug

Colsterdale and Slipstone Crags. Medium walk, 9 miles. Depart Northallerton 8.30. East Witton 9.15. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 9 Aug

Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA. Ripley Agricultural Show. tel: 01943 466654 web: http://www.ripleyshow.co.uk

Sun 9 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. 'Among the Trees' Discover amazing things about the trees & wildlife around you. Test your scavenger skills, enter our geocaching competition competition or follow our tree trail & disguise yourself with a woodland mask. Drop in between 11am & 4pm. Free. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Mon 10 Aug to
 Fri 14 Aug

Bolton Castle, North Leyburn, DL8 4ET. 'Knights & Ladies'. Step back in time & become a knight or a lady by designing your own coat of arms, making a helmet or a head-dress & testing your skills on our Knights & Ladies activity trail. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01969 623981 web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk/

Thu 13 Aug

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

Fri 14 Aug

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 14 Aug to
 Mon 17 Aug

Whitby. Whitby Regatta.

Sat 15 Aug

Milburn Arms Fields, Rosedale. Agricultural & Horticultural Show.

Sat 15 Aug

Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton, DL6 3JG. 'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Laura Turner, & presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company Open-Air Garden Theatre. Please bring own rug or low-backed chair. 6.30pm, gates open 6pm. tel: or See Tickets 0871 2200260 tickets: Eng. Heritage booking line 0370 3331181/ Mount Grace 01609 883494 web: http://www.seetickets.com

Sun 16 Aug

Cleveland Way. Long walk 13 miles. Moorland and field paths. Depart Northallerton 8.30.

Sun 16 Aug

Forestry and Moorland. Short walk 7 miles. Depart Northallerton 9.00. email: contact@hambletonramblers.co.uk web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 16 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Minibeast Madness! Join us in celebrating all things great about insects, & meet some people who are passionate about mini beasts. Make your own beastly hotel & go on a bug hunt, or get up close & personal with creepy crawlies. Age 3-7. Wear suitable clothing & Footwear. No dogs. Not wh.chair accessible. Drop in any time. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 11am - 4pm. Adult & child free. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Tue 18 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. 'Goblins & Giants' (Little Boots Tuesday) Celebrate the stories of the Moors with Goblins, white horses & giants. Which will you be? Wear appropriate clothing & footwear. Ages 3 - 7. Not wh.chair accessible. No dogs. Spend the afternoon or drop in for an hour or so. 1.30pm - 4pm. Adult free. Child £2. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Thu 20 Aug

Popping Lane, Kaber, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4EF. Brough Agricultural Show. 8.30am-4pm. tel: 01768 372091 email: secretary.broughshow@outlook.com web: http://www.brough-show.org.uk

Fri 21 Aug

Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate HG3 4DW. Let our guide walk you through the last 320 million years in a 90 minute journey round the rocks and moorland. 2.00-3.30pm. Free (parking charge for non-NT members). tel: 01423 780688 web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks

Fri 21 Aug

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

Sat 22 Aug

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

Sun 23 Aug

Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton, DL6 3JG. 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte, adapted by Laura Turner & presented by Chapterhouse Theatr Company Open-Air Garden Theatre. Please bring own rug or low-backed seating. 7.30pm. Advance: Adult £13/Conc. or Child £11. On the night: £15 & £13. tel: or See Tickets 0871 2200260 tickets: Eng. Heritage booking line 0370 3331181/ Mount Grace 01609 883494 web: http://www.seetickets.com

Sun 23 Aug

Murton, Ryedale, Cleveland Way, Flassendale. Medium Walk 10 miles. Depart Northallerton 8.30.

Sun 23 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Explore & Discover. Join us for family fun on 'Sutton Bank Sundays' in the school holidays. Every day in the National Park people discover all sorts of new things from spectacular views to Roman artefacts & fossils. Test your navigational skills with treasure hunts & more. Drop in any time between 11am & 4pm. Free. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Sun 23 Aug

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe Village Hall. Guided tour to Belsay Hall and Warkworth Castle led by Rod Jenkinson, includes transport, entry and a meal at the village hall. 9am return 4-30pm. £28.50. tel: 01845 597362 or 597329 tickets: Rod Jenkinson

Tue 25 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. 'Beautiful Birds' Join us for family fun. Do you know your lapwing from your golden plover? With bird-watching & mask making, you'll be an expert twitche rby the end of the afternoon. Spend the afternoon or drop in for an hour or so. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear. Ages 3 - 7. Activities 1.30pm, craft session 2.30pm, storytime 3.30pm. Adult free. Child £2. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Wed 26 Aug

Egton. Horse & Agricultural Show. 8.30am-5pm. Adult £6, child £2. tel: 01947 604329 web: http://www.egtonshow.co.uk

Wed 26 Aug

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. 'Feathered Friends' X Factor for birds. Listen to different bird calls & vote for your favourite! Make an owl puppet, a flying bird & a bird feeder to take home. Not wh. chair accessible. No dogs. Wear appropriate clothing & footwear. Ages 3 - 7. All children to be accompanied by an adult. 10.30am-noon or 1.30 - 3pm. Adult free. Child £5. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Fri 28 Aug

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

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

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

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Bella the Butterfly. Turn yourself into a beautiful butterfly & take a short flight around the grounds, collecting characters to help tell the story of Bella. Make a colourful butterfly sun-catcher. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear, Age 3 - 7. No dogs. Not wh.chair accessible. All children to be accompanied by an adult. 11am-4pm or 1.30 -3.30pm. Adult free.Child £4. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/whatson

Sat 29 Aug to
 Mon 31 Aug

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

Sat 29 Aug

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

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

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

September

Tue 1 Sep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 3 Oct

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

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

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

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