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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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Tue 25 Apr 2017

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Musical Bran Tub: Graham Merriam digs into 'A Passionate Man' and looks at Bach's St. Matthew Passion, its construction, content and sheer greatness. With excerpts live and recorded. 6.30pm. £1 and bucket collection. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: door only email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

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 Wed 26 Apr 2017

Not Thu or Fri. Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. A strange new creature has been seen in the Kiplin Woods. Use our 'Eggsplorer' packs, search the woods for clues to help us track it down. best solution wins a great, big egg. & there are lots of little eggs for runners-up. plus on Easter Sunday North Yorkshire Vintage Machinery Society will show items from their collection. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Sutton under Whitestonecliffe Village Hall. Medieval Bloodshed - a talk by Rod Jenkinson. Crime and Punishment in the middle ages and a look at medieval sports and pastimes in their national and local context. 7.30pm. £5 to include refreshments. tickets: on the door web: http://www.suttonunderwhitestonecliffevillagehall.co.uk

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Thirsk Health Centre ( outside). Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15am for 10.30am. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

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 Thu 27 Apr 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Time of their Lives (12A). A British road comedy film starring Joan Collins and Pauline Collins. Collins stars as a former Hollywood movie star who rides to her ex-husband’s funeral on the west coast of France with a best friend, played by Pauline Collins. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (£4 Monday, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Kiplin Hall DL10 6AT. Photography for beginners. No prior knowledge required, though a camera with some manual settings would be beneficial. 10-3. £45 per person, maximum 12. tel: 01748 818178 tickets: Kiplin Hall email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Beggars Bunce. 8pm. FREE ENTRY. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Town Hall annexe, Westgate YO7 1QS. Thirsk Museum Society. Open to all: talk by Sue Harrison about new work she has been doing at Rievaulx Abbey. 7.30pm. tel: 01845 527707 email: info@thirskmuseum.org web: http://thirskmuseum.org

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 5 miles. Ripley to Harrogate Saunter. Easy walk to Harrogate via Nidderdale Greenway and Nidd Gorge. River section can be bypassed by staying on Nidderdale Greenway. Meet Car park at Harrogate end of Ripley HG3 3BA, SE284597. 10am. tel: 01609 776720 / 07557 553012 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 9 miles. Saltburn Round. Track and fields from Saltburn via Skelton, Brotton and Warsett Hill. Undulating, a few stiles. Some good coastal views. Meet Valley Gardens Car Park, Saltburn.TS12 1NY, NZ668215. 10am. tel: 01642 205980 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

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 Sat 29 Apr 2017

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Latest exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery: recent paintings by Anna King and Kate Evans. 10am. tel: 01845 522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Thu 27 Apr 2017 to
 Sat 29 Apr 2017

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Movies & Melodies. Northallerton Musical Theatre Company. 7.00pm. £8-£14. tel: 01609 761600 tickets: The Forum or online. web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Helmsley Walled Garden, Cleveland Way, Helmsley, YO62 5AH. Wedding and Craft Fair Display of totemtipi event marquees and numerous craft stalls. 10.00 - 4.30. £2 per person. Accompanied under 16's are free. tel: 01439 771427 tickets: Pay at the kiosk email: info@helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk web: http://www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Upsall Castle, YO7 2QJ. An Evening In with Hattie Briggs and Cellist Jasmine Scott Neale. 7:30pm - 9:30pm ish. £20; Full time students/ apprentices £10. tel: 01845 523 115 tickets: Thirsk Community Care: mandy.park@thirskcommunitycare.org.uk email: mandy.park@thirskcommunitycare.org.uk web: http://www.thirskcommunitycare.org.uk

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Wath, near Melmerby HG4 5ET. Nine open gardens ranging from compact cottage gardens to the walled gardens, pond and stream surrounding the 16th century Rectory. The Church itself will be open and decorated with flowers and there are also many wild spring flowers in the churchyard. From 10.30am.

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Woody's, Merry Hall, Boltby YO7 2DY. Boltby's Got Soul. An evening of Northern Soul. Keep the Faith & Sarah Collins. 6pm for a prompt start at 7pm. £20. tel: 01845 537859 tickets: M Wood, Merry Hall, Boltby YO7 2DY email: enawood@googlemail.com

Fri 28 Apr 2017 to
 Sun 30 Apr 2017

Tour de Yorkshire. The cycle race doesn't pass through Thirsk this year but is within easy reach, e.g. Ripon on Saturday afternoon. Be aware of traffic delays in several area of Yorkshire over the three days Fri 28 Apr to Sun 30 Apr. web: http://letour.yorkshire.com

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Discover Racing Family Day. From 11am, first race 2.15pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 11 mls, Circuit of Fryup Dale with 1600ft of ascent. N'ton Market Cross 0830 or 0945 Shaw End Farm Lealholme (NZ 746056). tel: Geoff 01287 348763

Sat 29 Apr 2017 to
 Mon 1 May 2017

West Tanfield Village Hall, HG4 51J. Sale of original art works, by local artists. Refreshments and raffle in aid of Thrombosis UK. Plenty of car parking. 10am - 4pm. free entry. email: josephinerunciman@gmail.com

Mon 1 May 2017

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Springtime Live, with Mr Bloom from Cbeebies, bread making, Punch and Judy and lots more. 9am- 4-30pm. Book in advance only- online. tel: 01423 541000 tickets: www.springtimelive.co.uk web: http://countrysidelive.co.uk

Mon 1 May 2017

Village Hall, Brandsby, YO61 4RF. Pop up Village Craft Fair, handmade items by local craftspeople, tea, coffee & cake. 10.00 - 4.00pm. Free admission.

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 Tue 2 May 2017

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'Fusions of Light & Colour'. Keith Blessed,s vibrant pastel paintings display a true fusion of light & colour - from storm & wind-lashed moors & sun-drenched coast. 10am-5pm daily. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Tue 2 May 2017

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'Poetry & Myth'. Artist Maggie Moore explores the role of animals & birds in mythology, religion, poetry & literature. 10am - 5pm daily. Free admission. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Tue 2 May 2017

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Field of Vision Exhibition. Sculptor David Mayne offers a response to wild landscapes. 10 - 5pm daily. Meet the artist - Saturday 15th april 12 - 3pm. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Wed 3 May 2017

Thirsk Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available. for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15 a.m for 10.30 a.m. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Fri 28 Apr 2017 to
 Thu 4 May 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Beauty and the Beast (PG). A young woman, Belle, is imprisoned in an enchanted castle by the fearsome Beast, a prince cursed by a sorceress as penance for his callousness. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat & Sun). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinees & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 4 May 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with The Lewis Hamilton Band. 8pm. FREE ENTRY. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 4 May 2017

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby. Sowerby Flower Club. Demonstration by Eileen Barraclough, entitled "A Shed Full of Treasure". 2pm. £4 includes Tea & Biscuits.Visitors very welcome.

Thu 4 May 2017

St, Mary's Church, Thirsk. Thirkleby Local History Society - 'A Guided Walk Round St Mary's Church, Thirsk'. 7pm (please note earlier time). £2 visitors welcome. tel: Ann Stoney 01845 501365

Thu 4 May 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 8.5 miles. Scaling Dam Danby and Danby Beacon
From Scaling Dam by Pannermans Causeway to Danby returning by Danby Beacon over Easington Moor. On paths/tracks across open moorland. Meet west free car park just off A171 main road TS13 4TP, NZ740125. 10am. tel: 01845 574883 or 07792 145985 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Sat 6 May 2017

Galtres Centre, Easingwold. Carmina Burana, Carl Orff Conducted by Sarah Reece with Hannah Kerr - Soprano and John Dunford - Baritone. 7.00pm. Adults £10 children under 16 free. tel: 01845524795 tickets: Tempo and Williamsons Estate Agents, Easingwold, White Rose Books, Thirsk, web: http://www.easingwold-singers.co.uk

Sat 6 May 2017

Kilburn Institute, Kilburn, York, YO61 4AH. “A brilliant slice of Canadian folk pop, songs to make your toes tap and lyrics to lift your soul...". 7.30pm. £10, U18s £7. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 6 May 2017

Kilburn Institute, YO61 4AH. Ian Sherwood. Guitar playing, sax-blowing, crowd-pleasing singer-songwriter. A born story-teller and constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy whether it’s a theatre show or a large festival-stage, his persona is irresistible. 7.30 pm. £10.00. Under 18s £7.00. tel: 03147 868359 tickets: john.harron@tiscali.co.uk

Sat 6 May 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Dream Factory. 9pm. FREE ENTRY. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 6 May 2017

Sowerby Flatts Bowling Club. Open day. Everyone welcone, come and have a go. 10am - 5pm.

Sat 6 May 2017

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Brass in Concert. Thirsk Royal British Legion Band conducted by Alan Owens and Ripon City Band conducted by Martin Hall. 7.30pm. £8, £5 concessions. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 6 May 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Totepool Thirsk Hunt Cup Meeting. From 11am, first race 1.55pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 6 May 2017

Thornton Lodge Farm, Easingwold, YO61 3QA. Beginners Fly Fishing Course. All equipment supplied. 10am to 3pm. £60:00 per person. Max four people. tickets: see website

Fri 5 May 2017 to
 Sun 7 May 2017

Only Fri Sat Sun. Harrogate HIC. BBC Good Food Show. 9-30am - 5-30pm Sunday 9-30am - 4 -30pm. tel: 08445811352 tickets: 20% off online web: http://bbcgoodfoodshow.com

Fri 5 May 2017 to
 Sun 7 May 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. I, Daniel Blake (15). A 2016 British-French-German drama film starring Dave Johns as Daniel Blake, who is denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work. Won the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the Prix du public at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival. 7.30pm. £5, £4 concessions. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 7 May 2017

Aldborough YO51. Mayday celebrations: Maypole dancing etc. 12.30pm, Procession & Crowning of the May Queen: 1pm. email: info@aldboroughmayday.org.uk web: http://www.aldboroughmayday.org.uk

Sun 7 May 2017

Moor House Farm, Raskelf YO61 3LR. Raskelf Show and Gymkhana. tel: 01347 822516 email: info@raskelfshow.co.uk web: http://www.raskelfshow.co.uk

Sun 7 May 2017

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Sports Cars in the Park. A fantastic day out for all the family, car enthusiasts or not. Ticket price includes entry into gardens & adventure playground. tel: 01423 322583 web: http://www.newbyhall.com

Sun 7 May 2017

Walk- Hambleton Ramblers. 12 mls hard, Castle Bolton, Bolton Moor and Ballowfields. N'ton Market Cross 0830. web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Tue 9 May 2017

Aldborough. Friends of Roman Aldborough : Visit to Stanwick - tour led by Colin Haselgrove of Leicester University. Lunch at Bowes Museum. Contact secretary for details. tel: 01423 325808 email: secretary@romanaldborough.co.uk web: http://www.romanaldborough.co.uk

Mon 8 May 2017 to
 Thu 11 May 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Manchester by the Sea (15). A drama about a man who agrees to give a home to his young nephew after the boy's father dies unexpectedly. 7.30pm. £5, £4 concessions. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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 Sun 14 May 2017

Thirsk station. Network Rail are carrying out track improvement in the Thirsk area, mainly Saturday evenings and all Sundays. Many trains will not stop at Thirsk and others will be re-timed. Until Sun 14 May passengers should check before they travel as trains may run at earlier times or be replaced by bus services. web: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions

Sun 30 Apr 2017 to
 Sun 14 May 2017

Markenfield Hall. Open Days. see website for times and prices. email: info@markenfield.com web: http://www.markenfield.com

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 Sat 27 May 2017

Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers Centre, Unit 2 Omega Business Village Thurston Road Northallerton DL6 2NJ. Photography Competition 'Caring Through a Lens'. First prizes for two age categories. Joe Cornish Galleries judging entries. tel: 01609 780872 email: fiona.kaley@hrcarers.org.uk web: http://www.hrcarers.com

Sat 6 May 2017 to
 Sat 3 Jun 2017

Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Latest Exhibition at Zillah Bell Gallery: Paintings chosen by the New English Art Club and Northern Etchings by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sat 29 Apr 2017 to
 Sun 9 Jul 2017

Mount Grace Priory, DL63JG. Contemporary Lace exhibition by "98 Lace" group inspired by Mount Grace, meet the makers 29 April to 1st May. 10.00am til 6 pm. Usual entry prices - free to NT and English Heritage members.

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May

Wed 10 May 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with lunch and produce tastings. 10:30am. £18 per person. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: tours@ampleforth.org.uk or 01439 766000 email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Wed 10 May 2017

Outside Lambert Medical Centre. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15 a.m for 10.30 a.m. Free.

Wed 10 May 2017

Pilmoor Cottages, Pilmoor YO61 2QQ. Garden open for Charity, train rides for children, tea and cakes, plants for sale. 12-5pm. Adults £3.50, child free. web: http://ngs.org.uk

Thu 11 May 2017

Brompton Methodist Church The Green Brompton Northallerton DL6 2QT. Illustrated talk and discussion: The work of Natural England in Yorkshire David Shaw: Area Manager, Yorks. and N. East region. 7.00 pm. £3.50 incl. light refreshments. tel: 01609 770365 or 780633 tickets: On the door email: bromptonhg@btinternet.com web: http://

Thu 11 May 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Lizzie Sykes. 8pm. FREE ENTRY. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 11 May 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 7 miles.Barbara'a bluebell walk Bluebell walk through Riccal Dale. Meet Cowhouse Bank CP YO62 5HH, SE613885. 10am. tel: 01609 776720 /  07557 553012 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 11 May 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 8.5 miles. Swaledale Surrender Moorland tracks and traditional squeeze stiles under Calver Hill. Far reaching views up the dale and some walking on small roads. Meet Reeth green (DL11 6SU, SE036991). 10am. tel: 01609 771169 / 07929 318129 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 12 May 2017 to
 Sun 14 May 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Fences (12A). A US drama set in Pittsburgh in the 1950s, tells the story of a working class black man's struggle to make ends meet, and his relationship with his wife and sons. 7.30pm. £5, £4 concessions. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 12 May 2017 to
 Sun 14 May 2017

Only Fri Sat Sun. Thirlby Village Hall,. Homemade & Vintage " Pop up Shop" A treasure trove of vintage homewares. Tea & homemade cakes served on pretty vintage crockery. Fri 6pm - 9pm. Sat & Sun 10am - 4 pm. web: http://www.homemadeandvintage.co.uk

Sat 13 May 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Fred Purvis. 9pm. FREE ENTRY. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 13 May 2017

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: The Wand of Youth - A showcase of skill and artistry from Chetham's specialist music school . 7.30pm. £12, £11 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 13 May 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Evening in Support of the ABF The Soldiers' Charity. From 3.30pm, first race 5.45pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sun 14 May 2017

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club Rally (in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care). Enjoy vintage vehicles in the stunning grounds of the Hall. 11am - 5pm. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sun 14 May 2017

Golden Lion Hotel, High St. Northallerton. May Ball with organist Graeme Scarlett. Please come dressed for the occasion, optional. This event is partly funded by The Alverton Dance Club. Proceeds to Great North Air Ambulance. 2pm to 4.45pm. In advance £6. on door £8. (Tea/Coffee included). tel: 01609258421 tickets: John & Joe Ellis or any member of Alverton Dance Club.

Sun 14 May 2017

Village Hall, 30 High Street, Swainby DL6 3EG. Vintage and Crafts upstairs, Antiques down stairs, Charity Cake stall,& plants. pop-up café. free admission. 10am-4pm. free. email: antiqueslady@yahoo.com web: http://www.amk-antique.co.uk

Sun 14 May 2017

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 5+3 mls, moderate, Little Ayton & Roseberry Topping, cafe for lunch then Easby & Capt Cook Monument. N'ton Market Cross 0900 or Fletcher's Farm Cafe 0930. tel: Sue 01347 869045 for info & to book lunch

Mon 15 May 2017 to
 Thu 18 May 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Moonlight (15). A US drama following the impact of a young man's upbringing, relationships and surroundings across three periods of his life. Winner of the Best Film Oscar 2017. 7.30pm. £5, £4 concessions. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Mon 15 May 2017

Thirlby Village Hall,. Thirlby Local History Group - York Trials and Executions - film show and talk by Karen Adams. 7.30pm. £3 includes refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 16 May 2017

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 14 May email: jmiller8007@aol.com

Tue 16 May 2017

Middleham Key Centre, DL8 4RA. The Archeology of the A1. recent discoveris at Scotch Corner with speaker David Fell. 2pm. £3. tel: 01969 640436 email: dotandtonyk@btinternet.com

Wed 17 May 2017

Thirsk Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available. for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15 a.m for 10.30 a.m. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 18 May 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Amy Humphrys. 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 18 May 2017

North Yorkshire County Record Office, Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Archives at Dusk. An evening of archive entertainment with a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at the Record Office. Drop in event. Light refreshments. 6.00-8.30pm. Free. tel: 01609 777585 email: archives@northyorks.gov.uk web: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/archives

Thu 18 May 2017

Rivendale, Corner of Ashlands Rd & Valley Rd, Northallerton,DL6 1HA. Hambleton & Richmond Osteoporosis Support Group. Tai Chi, Talk & Demonstation. Speaker Marianne Doonan. 6.00pm. Everyone welcome. tel: Ann 01845 522563 or Beryl 01609 776216

Thu 18 May 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 11 miles. Osmotherley and Over Silton From Osmotherley Youth Hostel to Square Corner , through Over Silton Moor and return by Thimbleby. Meet Osmotherley Youth Hostel CP DL6 3BN, SE457971. 10am. tel: 07531 093357 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 18 May 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 6.5 miles. Upper Wharfedale Classic Walk Buckden to Cray and on balcony path to Scar House and Yockenthwaite .Return on DalesWay via Hubberholme .All on good paths. Steep climb. Meet Buckden Car park BD23 5JA, SD941771. 10am. tel: 01609 771169 / 07929 318129 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 19 May 2017 to
 Thu 25 May 2017

Not Sun. Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Boss Baby (U). A man named Tim Templeton (Tobey Maguire) narrates and describes his imaginative and adventurous seven-year-old self (Miles Christopher Bakshi) as being envious of his fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby brother named the "Boss Baby" (Alec Baldwin). 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat). £5, £4 concessions. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 20 May 2017 to
 Sun 21 May 2017

Galtres Centre, Easingwold. Art Fair & Exhibition of Original Artwork, Saturday workshops (booking required), Mini Demos & Presentations. 10am to 4pm. £1. tel: 01423 325955 (to book workshops) email: lynda.bullus@talktalk.net web: http://www.easingwoldartex.org

Sat 20 May 2017 to
 Sun 21 May 2017

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Yorkshire Antiques & Art Fair, up to 350 stands. 10 - 5pm daily. £6, accompanied children free. tel: 01274 588505 web: http://www.antiquesfairs.com

Sat 20 May 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Biz Denton. 9pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 20 May 2017

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Early Summer "Extravaganza" - St Cecilia Orchestra. Bach, Respigh, Bruch & Bernstein. 7.30pm. tel: 01765 677413 tickets: Ripon shops or phone web: http://www.st-cecilia.org.uk

Sat 20 May 2017 to
 Sun 21 May 2017

Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG. Game and Country Fair & UK Tractor Show. 9am-5pm. £8, also concessions & family tickets. Free parking. email: info@outdoorshows.co.uk web: http://outdoorshows.co.uk/pickering-game-country-fair

Sat 20 May 2017

Thirsk Market Place. Royal British Legion Brass Band. Noon.

Sat 20 May 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Irish Day. from 11am, first race 2.10pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sun 21 May 2017

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AE. Spring Plant Fair full of rare & beautiful plants from specialist growers from all over the North of England. Free entry. tel: 01423 322583 web: http://www.newbyhall.com

Sun 21 May 2017

Quaker Meeting, House Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 2DJ. Springboard - talk by Sue Wrathmell Skipton & Thirsk two market towns. 7pm. Free. tel: 01845 524311 contact Lesley Law

Sun 21 May 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Silent Film Festival at the Ritz, but also all over the county. Accompanied by live music. 6.30pm Silent cartoons, including Felix the Cat. 8pm The Lodger (Hitchcock). £7 (£5 concession) one performance, £12 & £9 for both. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 21 May 2017

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 11 mls moderate field & moor paths and quiet road walking. 0830 N'ton Market Cross. web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Wed 24 May 2017

Thirsk Tourist Information Centre. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15 a.m for 10.30 a.m. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 25 May 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Beggars Bunce. 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Thu 25 May 2017

MS Society-Hambleton coffee club. Golden Fleece, Thirsk- coffee & chat- friends & carers welcome. 11am with option to stay for lunch.

Thu 25 May 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. Pen Y Ghent - 8 miles. Start 10am Horton in Ribblesdale (BD24 0HG, SD807725). tel: 01609 760032 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 25 May 2017

Walk-Northallerton Ramblers. 8 miles Cleveland Train Walk. Catch 10.48train at Great Ayton to walk from Commondale. Walk on good tracks over Hob on the Hill to Guisborough Woods. Join Cleveland Way to pass Hoighcliff Nab and Roseberry Topping. tel: 01609 770090 / 07747 316281 web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Fri 26 May 2017

The Angel at Topcliffe, Long Street, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RW. Live Music with STAX, The North East's Frechest Soul and Vintage R&B Band in the Plaza Suite. 9 PM. Free Entry. tel: 01845 578 000 email: info@theangelattopcliffe.co.uk web: http://www.theangelattopcliffe.co.uk/live-music-stax.html

Sat 27 May 2017 to
 Sun 28 May 2017

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. Hambleton District Show. The largest horse show in the north of England. tel: 01347 848986 email: yptc@btconnect.com web: http://www.hambletonshow.com

Sun 28 May 2017

Raby Castle, Staindrop DL2 3AH. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Sun 28 May 2017

Spring Farm, Scruton, Northallerton DL7 9LG. Vintage Show. North Yorkshire Vintage Machinery Society. Vintage Tractors, Cars, Motor Cycles, Light Commercial Vehicles, Stationary Engines. Collections, Models, Horticulture, Trade Stands. £3 per person/ £10 per car. tel: 01609 771627 or 01677 423184 email: nyvms1@gmail.com

Sun 28 May 2017

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. Bank Holiday walk, 9 mls moderate, Appleton le Moor & nearby NY Moors. N'ton Market Cross 0830. web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Mon 29 May 2017

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Country fair. Adult £8, Child £3, Conc £6. tel: 01653 668313 email: nicola.ordidge@btinternet.com web: http://www.dpcountryfair.co.uk

Mon 29 May 2017

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Wed 31 May 2017

Thirsk Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available. for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15 a.m for 10.30 a.m. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

June

Sat 3 Jun 2017

16 St Mary's Walk, Thirsk, YO7 1BR. Thirsk RBL Band garden party. Everyone welcome. 2pm. web: http://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Rainton Village YO73PH. Rainton street Market and vintage vehicles. Stalls selling all sorts of treasures: jewellery, bric a brac, household items, books, toys, art and crafts. Teas and cakes. BBQ. Children's stalls and bouncy castle. 11am - 3pm. Free inc. parking, stall £10. tel: 01845 578349 / 07585 151910 email: harwood611@btinternet.com

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 10.5 mls moderate, easy Monk's Moor circuit then exposed moorland tracks. N'ton Market Cross 0800 or Middleton in Teesdale 0930. tel: James 01642 806494 or 07518 046051

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Walk - Hambleton Ramblers. 7.5 mls moderate, Hello Bridge & Forgotten Corner. N'ton Market Cross 0915 or E. Witton 1000. tel: Harold 07815 701841

Mon 5 Jun 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Afternoon Racing. From 11.30am, first race 2pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Tue 6 Jun 2017 to
 Tue 27 Jun 2017

Only Tue. Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk, YO7 2EH. The Moors in Watercolour. A series of 4 evening workshops with renowned artist Peter Reynolds. Join Peter & develop the techniques required to re-create the dramatic landscapes of the North York Moors. Suitable for all abilities. Advance booking essential. 6.30pm - 8.30pm. £70. tel: 01845 597426 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Wed 7 Jun 2017

Thirsk Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15am for 10.30am. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 8 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2017

Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6ND. Bramham International Horse Trials. tel: 01937 846005 email: horsetrials@bramhampark.co.uk web: http://www.bramham-horse.co.uk

Thu 8 Jun 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Citizen Smith. 8pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 10 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2017

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Gardeners' Fair. A Summer celebration of gardening, with 50 stalls, expert talks & plant surgeries. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sat 10 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2017

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Tractor Fest. On Sunday at 5pm March of the Tractors to Ripon, returning 2hrs later. 10am-5pm. £10, seniors £9, child £8, under 4s free. web: http://twitter.com/thetractorfest

Sat 10 Jun 2017

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: Apollo5 - a British a cappella ensemble with a repertoire including retro jazz, pop and classical arrangements. 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 10 Jun 2017 to
 Sat 1 Jul 2017

Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Latest Exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery: Recent paintings and prints by Louise Davies. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 11 Jun 2017

Alne, York YO61 1RY. Street Fayre. Noon-4.30pm. email: alnestreetfayre@btinternet.com web: http://www.alnestreetfayre.co.uk

Sun 11 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 25 Jun 2017

Markenfield Hall. Open Days. see website for times and prices. email: info@markenfield.com web: http://www.markenfield.com

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with lunch and produce tastings. 10:30am. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: tours@ampleforth.org.uk or 01439 766000 email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Wed 14 Jun 2017

outside Lambert Medical Centre. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15am for 10.30am. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 15 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 18 Jun 2017

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton. Willowman Music Family Festival with headline act Soul II Soul and many other big name acts. Various prices with spring savers for as little as £70. tel: Steve Williams 01609 780190 & 07980 023154 email: willowmanfestival4@gmail.com web: http://www.willowmanfestival.co.uk

Thu 15 Jun 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with The Lewis Hamilton Band. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 18 Jun 2017

Filey. Sailing regatta. tel: 01723 512529 web: http://www.fileysc.org.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017 to
 Mon 26 Jun 2017

Not Thu or Fri. Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. Flower Festival. A celebration of the garden, with flowers throughout the Hall. All the rooms decorated by volunteers & local flower clubs. Craft Fair in the gardens. 11am - 5pm. Normal admission charges. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017

St Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Thirsk Sinfonia concert. Haydn - symphony no. 22 in Eb major 'Philospher'. Albinoni - oboe concerto op9 no.2 in D minor, Elgar - 'Enigma variations'. 7.30pm. £15 (£12.5 in advance). tickets: Thirsk information centre, White Rose Books & online email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Thirsk Athletic Sports & Social Club, Newsham road,Thirsk, YO7 1QP. Thirsk Thunder, The Cricket Club's Social Section, presents Lewis Hill's Elivis Night!!!! It's official Elivis will be back in the building. Uh huh!!. 7.30pm. £6. tickets: thunderattcc@gmail.com email: thunderattcc@gmail.com web: http://www.thirskcricket.co.uk

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Camp Hill Estate DL8 2LS between Carthorpe and Kirklington. North Yorkshire County Show. From 8am. £10, £8 child/conc, £30 family. tel: 07521 485060 tickets: online email: jandrew152@btinternet.com web: http://www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 8EA (A169). Modified Car Show, Stunt Mania Motorcycle Stunt Team etc etc. 9am - 5pm Free Car Park. Adults £10, under 16s £5, Family (2+3) £25. tel: 01751 200 839 tickets: Discount Tickets online web: http://www.outdoorshows.co.uk

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Thirlby Village Hall,. Thirlby Local History Group - Richard III and the Northern Attitude - talk by Lynda Telford, Richard III Society, Northern branch. 7.30pm. £3 includes refreshments. tel: 01845 597077

Tue 20 Jun 2017

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 18 Jun email: jmiller8007@aol.com

Tue 20 Jun 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Afternoon Racing with coverage of Royal Ascot. From 11.30am, first race 2.10pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 21 Jun 2017

Thirsk Swimming Pool. Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available. for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15am for 10.30am. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Lizzie Sykes. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Merry Hall, Boltby YO7 2DY. Boltby Blues. Live Music. An evening of Music, Rock, Motown, Soul and Blues. And Musical Talent Competition. 6pm for a prompt start at 7pm. £20. tel: 01845 537859 tickets: M Wood, Merry Hall, Boltby YO7 2DY email: enawood@googlemail.com

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Sutton Park 8 miles north of York, YO61 1DP. Huby and Sutton Show. £8, £6 OAP & concessions, £4 child, £18 family. tel: 07805 084979 email: rachel25beaumont@yahoo.co.uk web: http://www.hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk

Sat 24 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 25 Jun 2017

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart & Rural Business Centre, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. Thirsk Truck Gathering- yet again our family show, will showcase some of the best trucks in the country, with plenty of entertainment, food and trade stands on offer. 10am. Adults £7, Children £4, family ticket £20 (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children. tel: 07801 581882 tickets: on the gate email: ttgthirsk@btinternet.com web: http://www.thirsktruckgathering.com

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Thirsk Health Centre ( outside). Hambleton Strollers. Walking for health. One hour walk; shorter walk available for those who are not used to walking with a group. Volunteer walk-leader led. 10.15 am for 10.30 am. Free. tel: 01609 771624 email: paul.fisher@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk web: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Thu 29 Jun 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Beggars Bunce. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Fri 30 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 2 Jul 2017

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Jazz & Blues Festival. The UK's hottest jazz & blues acts perform. Camping, fabulous food, real ale, tea tent & children's entertainment. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

July

Sat 1 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 2 Jul 2017

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

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Main Street, Wath, nr Melmerby, HG4 5ET. Street Fair & Food Festival. 2pm. web: http://www.facebook.com/WathStreetFair

Sat 1 Jul 2017

St Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Thirsk RBL Band summer concert. 7.30pm. Free, retiring collection. web: http://thirskrblband.weebly.com

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Dalton Hall, Beverley, HU17 7PW. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Scampston Park, Malton YO17 8NG. Malton Show. 8am - 5.30pm. £10, conc £5, under 12s free. tel: 01653 693382 (Thu only) email: office@maltonshow.org web: http://www.maltonshow.com

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Wimbledon Wednesday. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 6 Jul 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Biz Denton. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Fri 7 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 9 Jul 2017

Kilburn, near Thirsk (YO61 4AG). Kilburn Feast. Village Fete and road race. Friday: quiz evening. Saturday: Village Picnic, Treasure Hunt, and More. Sunday: Road Race, Games, Stalls, Live Music, Grand Prize Draw, Tombola, Food, Drink, Duck Race and The Lord Mayor’s Parade A fun afternoon for all in and around Kilburn Village Square. email: Info@KilburnFeast.uk web: http://www.kilburnfeast.uk

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. Friends of Kiplin Hog Roast. Enjoy a traditional evening hog roast & music. Licensed bar. Please book in advance. Gates open 6pm, food from 7pm. £8 adult, £6.50 child. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 8 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 9 Jul 2017

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. The British Wool Show. Whatever your chosen craft there will be exciting treasures for you to discover as you explore the stands at this show. Not only will you find wool from fleece to finished items, but other items you will need to spin, weave, knit, crochet, hand dye, cross stitch, embroider or make felt. Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. £6, £5 concessions, £3 child. tel: 07790 391142 tickets: Online email: info@britishwool.net web: http://britishwool.net

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Thirsk Hall Grounds, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Picnic in the Park 2017 in the fabulous setting of Thirsk Hall grounds and park lands. The headline acts are Michael, the Show a fantastic Michael Jackson tribute concert and Lareena Mitchell who performs a superb tribute to Adele. Fireworks finale. 5pm-11.15pm. £24 (Early Bird £20). 12-16yrs £16 (Early Bird £12). email: info@thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Sat 8 Jul 2017 to
 Sat 29 Jul 2017

Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Latest Exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery: Recent paintings and prints by Katherine Jones. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. Scottish Dancing. Free with admission to the grounds. Northallerton Caledonian Society members dance in the garden. 2pm-5pm. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Ness Hall, Helmsley, Y062 5XD. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Scot's Corner Chapel. Open Day. John Bunting built this War Memorial Chapel close to Hambleton, above Oldstead, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. See website for location. web: http://www.johnbunting.co.uk/location.html

Tue 11 Jul 2017

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 9 Jul email: jmiller8007@aol.com

Tue 11 Jul 2017 to
 Thu 13 Jul 2017

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. £28 (£24 in advance). Child, concessions & family tickets available. tel: 01423 541000 web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Tue 11 Jul 2017 to
 Thu 13 Jul 2017

Harrogate Showground, HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. 7.30am - 7.30pm. last day 7.30am - 6.30pm. Advance Tickets till 5th July. tel: 01423 541222 tickets: online: greatyorkshireshow.co.uk web: http://www.greatyorkshireshow.co,uk

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with lunch and produce tastings. 10:30am. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: tours@ampleforth.org.uk or 01439 766000 email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Recording of the BBC programme 'Antiques Roadshow'. tel: 01653 648333 web: http://www.castlehoward.co.uk

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Revolver. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 15 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 16 Jul 2017

Masham HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally. Spectacular Engines and Fair Organs with vintage cars and commercial vehicles and tractors. Arts and Crafts and many stalls for you to browse round. 10am-5pm. £10 & concessions. Free car parking. tel: 01765 689569 email: oldstation@tiscali.co.uk web: http://www.mashamsteamrally.co.uk

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Picton TS15 0AG. Sports, Gymkhana & Horticultural Show. tel: 01642 714034 email: pictonshow69@outlook.com web: http://www.picton-north-yorkshire.co.uk/-picton-show

Sat 15 Jul 2017

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: A 30th Birthday Celebration, with Yorkshire Young Musicians alumni and The Eblana String Trio directed by David Greed. A programme largely of music by Gerald Finzi, plus Elgar's Serenade for Strings. 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

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. George Frederic Watts: In the year of the 200th anniversary of the birth of this famous Victorian artist, G.F.Watts, aka Brian Forbes, brings to life the stories behind his portraits & prints that hang at Kiplin Hall. 2pm-5pm. Free with admission to the Hall & Gardens. tel: 01748 81818 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Sutton Gardens, Sutton Ln, Masham HG4 4PB. Two open gardens. Noon-5pm. £5.00, children free. web: http://www.ngs.org.uk

Tue 18 Jul 2017

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. The Pennine Brewery Beer Festival Evening. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 20 Jul 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with Thomas Jackson. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided evening tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with barbecue supper and produce tastings. 6:30pm. £20. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: tours@ampleforth.org.uk or 01439 766000 email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Fri 21 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 23 Jul 2017

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk. Deer Shed Festival 8 - The Wilderwild, family friendly festival. tickets: www.deershedfestival.com

Fri 21 Jul 2017 to
 Sat 22 Jul 2017

Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane YO7 3AB. Art in the Pen- two day event featuring many arts and crafts.

Sat 22 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 23 Jul 2017

Hampsthwaite HG3 2EU. Hampsthwaite Feast, Scarecrow Trail & Show. tel: 01423 771059 email: feast@hampsthwaite.org.uk web: http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/feast

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR. Cleveland Show. 9am-5pm. £6, £4 conc. free parking. tel: 07930 314552 web: https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/leisure-events-libraries-and-hubs/events/cleveland-show

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Burton Agnes Annual Children's Party! Superhero & Princess Party. Enjoy a fun-packed day with magic shows, balloon modelling, face painting, bouncy castles, fancy dres & much more. 11am - 5pm. tel: 01262 490324 email: office@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.burtonagnes.com

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Newby Hall HG4 5AE. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show. £7 Adults, 5-16s £1, under 5s free. tel: 07539 041803 web: http://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Wellburn Park Nr Kirbymoorside YO62 7HQ. Ryedale Agricultural Show. From 8.30am. £10 (£9 advance), concessions & family tickets. tel: 07984 939701 email: info@ryedaleshow.org.uk web: http://www.ryedaleshow.org.uk

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk Sat Nav YO7 4AX or YO7 4AN. Borrowby Show. tel: 07592 518848 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: http://www.borrowbyshow.org.uk

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA. Live Music in the Bar at The Little 3 with The Lewis Hamilton Band. 8pm. Free Entry. tel: 01845 523 782 email: info@littlethree.co.uk web: http://www.littlethree.co.uk

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 3AG. Birstwith Show. email: info@birstwithshow.com web: http://www.birstwithshow.com

Sun 30 Jul 2017

Coverham Abbey, Middleham, DL8 4RN. Yorkshire Plant Fair organised by Flower Power Fairs. 11am - 4pm. Admission inc. fair, gardens & grounds. tel: 07730 859441 web: http://flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

August

Fri 4 Aug 2017 to
 Sun 6 Aug 2017

Only Fri Sat Sun. Hawsker Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JR (next to Whitby Abbey). Traction Engine Rally, vintage cars, motorcycles, camping, live band. Fri 10am -5pm,Sat 10am-11pm, Sunday,10am-5pm. Adults £10, over 65s £8, under 16s £5, under 5s free, Family (2+3) £25. tel: 01751 200839 web: http://www.outdoorshows.co.uk

Sat 5 Aug 2017 to
 Sat 2 Sep 2017

Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ. Summer Exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery; paintings, prints and ceramics. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01845522479 email: info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 6 Aug 2017

Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith, York YO26 7QH. Tockwith show. tel: 07976 268012 email: secretary@tockwithshow.org.uk web: http://www.tockwithshow.org.uk

Sun 6 Aug 2017

Thirsk and Sowerby Festival.The Flatts, Sowerby, YO7 1LU. Fun for all the family - a free festival which will include dog show, re-enactment society, archery, drum band, bouncy castles, soap box racing. Plus food and craft stalls and a beer tent. 10am-4pm. Free entry. To take a stall or advertise, email Hazel: hazeldb@icloud.com, or Trish: beadle.patricia@hotmail.co.uk. tel: 07920 018521

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EY. A guided tour of Ampleforth Abbey Orchard with lunch and produce tastings. 10:30am. tel: 01439 766000 tickets: tours@ampleforth.org.uk or 01439 766000 email: tours@ampleforth.org.uk web: http://www.ampleforthabbeydrinks.org.uk

Sun 13 Aug 2017

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

Tue 15 Aug 2017

Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk. Quiz night. Teams of 4, all welcome. Supper optional. £10 each (£5 without food). tel: 01845 522333 tickets: Phone to book by 13 Aug email: jmiller8007@aol.com

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Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

The race doesn't pass through Thirsk this year but is within easy reach, e.g. Ripon on Saturday afternoon. Be aware of traffic delays in several areas of Yorkshire over the three days Fri 28 Apr to Sun 30 Apr. Check the website below for the routes and times.

letour.yorkshire.com

A day out on the Moors

From moorland wilderness to stunning green valleys and a heritage coastline, the North York Moors are a source of inspiration, relaxation and recreation for millions. Home to England’s largest expanse of natural heather moorland, they are a special place to everyone who lives, visits and walks here. Every Sunday and Bank Holiday from 1 May to 24 Sep you can travel there on the Moorsbus. There are two buses a day from Thirsk to Helmsley (10.53 & 12.00) with onward travel to Sutton Bank, Rievaulx, Chop Gate, and elsewhere on the Moors. Partner services accept the tickets taking you to Pickering, Hutton le Hole, Blakey Ridge and beyond. Travel anywhere all day on the Moorsbus Network and participating services for £8 (£4 child), with local fares also available. English National Concessionary Passes are accepted. Low-floor, easy-access buses are used. The website has a map and full timetables for download.

http://www.moorsbus.org

Thirsk station closures

Network Rail are carrying out track improvement in the Thirsk area, mainly Saturday evenings and all Sundays. Many trains will not stop at Thirsk and others will be re-timed. Until Sun 14 May passengers should check before they travel as trains may run at earlier times or be replaced by bus services.

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture.aspx

The local vets

The Skeldale veterinary practice is the successor to James Herriot's work with farm animals and domestic pets. You read about it in the Herriot books such as 'All Creatures Great and Small' but can now also see the action on TV Channel 5 on Tuesdays at 8pm (repeat Mondays 8pm or My5 catchup). The Yorkshire Vet is Julian Norton who's new book 'Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs' is available from White Rose Books in Thirsk. On TV you'll see him with partner Peter Wright who trained with James Herriot. The World of James Herriot museum is where Herriot (Alf Wight) used to work and is open to the public 7 days a week near Thirsk Market Place.

Thirsk's art galleries

A new art gallery has opened in Finkle St. The Connection Gallery features abstract work by David Waddington and photography by Richard Gladstone. Go with an open mind and be surprised. The Zillah Bell Gallery in Kirkgate is often described as one of ‘Yorkshire’s best kept secrets’, this leading contemporary fine art gallery has earned the reputation as a place to view and purchase a wide range of works by local, national and international artists. Exhibitions change monthly. In Front St. in nearby Topcliffe is the Elm Gallery. It displays original paintings by Liz and Dave Marsh and a wide range of prints and cards. There are handmade gifts and crafts including glass, jewellery, ceramics, wood, weaving kits, handpainted stones and a range of handmade bags. The Courthouse Gallery in Westgate features unique, handmade, contemporary craft from designer makers across Yorkshire and beyond. The collection includes jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles and prints by established artists as well as emerging talent.

www.visitthirsk.org.uk/artgalleries

Thirsk Festival

Thirsk is to stage a festival after an absence of over 13 years. The event which will now be known as Thirsk and Sowerby festival will take place on Sun 6 Aug on the Flatts in Sowerby. This free family festival will include a re-enactment group, a Jerry Green dog rescue fun dog show, archery, a marching band, bouncy castles as well as stalls serving food, drink and gifts. There will be an art competition featuring local school children's work. In the early evening there will be a children's concert in Sowerby Church presented by Thirsk Sinfonia. One of the highlights of the day will be a fancy dress soap box race and teams to build and race their own carts are invited to make contact by email.

duffey.david@gmail.com

Tickets available at the information centre

Sat 17 Jun 2017

St Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Thirsk Sinfonia concert. Haydn - symphony no. 22 in Eb major 'Philospher'. Albinoni - oboe concerto op9 no.2 in D minor, Elgar - 'Enigma variations'. 7.30pm. £15 (£12.5 in advance). tickets: Thirsk information centre, White Rose Books & online email: thirsksinfonia@aol.com web: http://www.thirsksinfonia.co.uk

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Thirsk Hall Grounds, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Picnic in the Park 2017 in the fabulous setting of Thirsk Hall grounds and park lands. The headline acts are Michael, the Show a fantastic Michael Jackson tribute concert and Lareena Mitchell who performs a superb tribute to Adele. Fireworks finale. 5pm-11.15pm. £24 (Early Bird £20). 12-16yrs £16 (Early Bird £12). email: info@thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk web: http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

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