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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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 Mon 25 Jul

Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe (Nr Ripon) HG4 3DA. Beulah Festival - A celebration of life. Yoga, meditation, movement & dance, arts & crafts, kids area, live music, healing area,live acoustic cafe, vegan/veggie food. Tickets £20 - £60 + booking fee. email: info@beulahmovementfest.co.uk web: http://www.beulahmovementfest.co.uk

Mon 25 Jul

Easingwold bypass north end YO61 3NG. Amazing Maize Maze opens for the summer. Lots to do for children. 10am-4.30pm.

Mon 25 Jul

Thirsk Royal British Legion, Kirkgate, Thirsk. 'The Sandhouse Stompers', Coast to Coast From Morecambe to Whitby! Funky New Orleans Jazz. Raising Money for Favela Brass. All welcome. 7.30pm. Free entry. web: http://favelbrass.org

Tue 26 Jul

The Forum, Ancillary Hall, Bullamoor Rd. Northallerton. DL6 1LP. Northallerton Community Choir. A brand new community project. No audition required. All abilities welcome (16+). 20.00 - 21.30. First Rehearsal is Free. web: http://www.musicness.co.uk

Tue 26 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

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 Wed 27 Jul

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'Hidden Depths' - an exhibition of the work of Joy Green, Trish Shaw, Caroline Thompson & Gillian Elliott explores the traces of industrial archaeology. 10am - 5pm. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Wed 27 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' (PG). Th. 17.30/ Fri.13'30/ Sat.12.00/ Tues. 14.30. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Wed 27 Jul

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AL. Borrowby Show. Combined Show & Gymkhana. A traditional local show. Also British Show Jumping & unaffiliated show jumping competitions. Northallerton Silver Band, Vintage Tractors. tel: 07592 518848 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: http://www.borrowbyshow.org.uk

Wed 27 Jul

St. Oswald's Church, Sowerby. YO7 1JG. Coffee Concert. Young Artists Platform 3. Nicholas Mogg (baritone) & James Coleman (piano). One of the 54 events organised by the Ryedale Festival during the last 2 weeks in July. Coffee/tea, soft drinks & biscuits served from 10am - 10.45am. 11am. Full: £10/ gold £8/ silver £9/ under 25s £5. tel: 01751 475777 web: http://www.ryedalefestival.com.

Thu 28 Jul

Meet Egton Bridge NZ804503. Walk (6mi) Glaisdale Round from Egton Bridge. 10am. tel: 01642 711114  web: http://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

Thu 28 Jul

Northallerton Ramblers. Glaisdale Round from Egton Bridge. Riverside paths, wooded valleys, steep sided pasture linked by paved trods. (Moderate) (NZ804503) Free car park between the station & the church. 10am. tel: Marjorie Auty, 01642 711114

Thu 28 Jul

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. 'Ten Strings Duo'. Marianatalia, Violin. Davide Sciacca, Guitar. Music by Paganini, Machado, Piazzolla & other great composers. 7.30pm. £8 available at the door. web: http://facebook.com/davidesciaccaguitarist or www.facebook.com/tenstringsduoofficial

Thu 28 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'St. Peter's & the Papal Basilicas of Rome'. Discover Arts. 7.30pm. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 29 Jul

Northallerton Striders. Osmotherley circular walk. About 5m. Bus from Buck Inn, Northallerton - 10.20 No.80 Stokesley bus to Osmotherley. Return 13.34 or 15.34. Guides: Reingard & June. Small annual fee for insurance cover. tel: Brian 01609 766 829 email: NA.Striders14@aol.co.uk web: http://www.northallertonstriders.org.uk

Fri 29 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Ice Age - Collision Course (TBC). 14.30. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 29 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Daughter (15) 17.30/ Love & Friendship (U) 20.00. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 30 Jul

Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 2NN. Birstwith Show. email: info@birstwithshow.com web: http://www.birstwithshow.com

Sat 30 Jul

Chantry Hall, Bedale. Coffee Morning in aid of Northallerton's Parkinson's UK Support Group. Tombola, cake stall, raffle and bric a brac. 9.30-12.30.

Sat 30 Jul

Scarborough Open Air Theatre.com. Wet Wet Wet in Concert. web: http://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Sat 30 Jul

The Angel at Topcliffe. Live Music in the bar: George Boomsma. From 9pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 578000

Sat 30 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Ice Age - Collision Course'. (TBC). 17.30. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 30 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Daughter' (15) 20.00/ 'Love & Friendship'(U) 20.00. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 30 Jul

Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club. Free Open Day (see website for details). from 11am. tel: 01845 525115 web: http://www.tngc.co.uk

Sat 30 Jul

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Horse racing. Totepool Thirsk Summer Cup Day. First Race 1.50pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 30 Jul

Thorp Perrow, Bedale. DL8 2PS. Open Air Summer Concert: Abba Tribute - 'Abba Sensation' continue our Summer Concert series. Bring a picnic & a chair, & be entertained under the stars with this brilliant group. 7.30pm. From £15. tel: 01677 425323 email: enquiries@thorpperrow.com

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 Sun 31 Jul

North Yorks Moors & district. Ryedale Festival. tel: 01751 475777 email: contact@ryedalefestival.com web: http://ryedalefestival.com

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 Sun 31 Jul

Across the UK. Festival of Archaeology 2016. Council for British Archaeology in partnership with Historic England. web: http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk

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 Sun 31 Jul

Not Mon or Tue. Dalby Forest at the end of the Ellerburn Trail. YO18 7LT. Common Ground Theatre present - The Lumberjills - an outdoor theatre experience. Age 7+. 2pm and 6pm Wed to Sun. £15/£12 Family ticket £45. tickets: online web: http://www.cgtheatre.co.uk

Mon 25 Jul to
 Sun 31 Jul

North York Moors National Parks. National Parks Week: The annual event celebrates everything that is special about the UK's 15 National Parks. ParkFest 2016 is a free Family Fun Day at Danby (11am - 4pm). During the week there will be a mix of events at Danby & Sutton Bank Centres & a Geocahcing Treasure Hunt on Sun. 31st in Station Car Park, Robin Hood's Bay. Sun 31st is also the day of the MoorFest where visitors are invited to come & our magical moorland - myths, trails, walks, discover the sights & smells of the landscape through storytelling, food tasting & craft-making. (Anytime between 11am & 4pm at Sutton Bank Centre). Events between the 2 Fests include a Natural Beekeeping Day, a chance to create a bee from willow, a busy bees treasure hunt & Have-a-go Archery. Free for all the family. tel: 01439 772700 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/parkfest

Sat 30 Jul to
 Sun 31 Jul

Jervaulx Abbey (south of Leyburn) HG4 4PH. 'Shakespeare's Yorkshire: Return to the Abbey', A family friendly promenade production of Shakespeare, sheep & silliness. At timed slots you will begin a theatrical tour of the beautiful abbey, finding actors in the most unusual of places - combining snippets of Shakespeare's silliest scenes, modern text, original music, (& a sheep or two along the way), this interactive, family friendly production is suitable for everyone. Please arrive 15mins early. Free activity sheet for children. Outdoors with walking involved - dress appropriately - the show must go on even in the rain. 1.30pm, 4pm & 6.30pm. (about 1hr 15mins running time). £11, conc. £9, Family (2+2) £36. tel: 07795 510633 tickets: online or from 0333 666 3366 web: http://www.thinklightplatform.co.uk

Sat 30 Jul to
 Sun 31 Jul

York Knavesmire. 'Show in the Park' - Family Fun Festival. Tribute Acts, Minster FM Roadshow, Craft Fair, Arena Displays, Red Dragon Monster Truck & much more. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 1 day: adult £12.50/12-16 & seniors £10/6-11 £5. 2days: £20/ £15 & £7.50. Parking £2 per day. in advance only. web: http://www.showinthepark.com

Sun 31 Jul

Hambleton Ramblers. A circular walk up Nidderdale to Summerbridge. 11 miles. Mainly field & riverside paths. Leader Derek Hutchinson. Depart Northallerton Market Cross 8.30/ Depart Burnt Yates 9.30. Annual subscription £5 for regular walkers. Visitors & non-members welcome. tel: Walks Secretary: Derek Hutchinson 01609 77 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Sun 31 Jul

Sam Turners, Darlington Rd. Northallerton. Family Fun Day. Bouncy Tractor Ted, The Purple Play Bus, The Farmyard Flyer Farm Bus, Reptile Show & Tell, & much more for children. There will also be local food & drink suppliers in attendance & food available to purchase. Herriot Hospice homecare will have a stall at the event, & will hold a bucket collection upon entry. If you are able to spare time to help with the bucket collection please telephone the following number. 10am - 4pm. tel: 01609 777413

Sun 31 Jul

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. Moorfest - a great day out. Bee observation hide, food tasting, crafts making, guided walks, living history group. 11am-4pm. web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Sun 31 Jul

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'ice Age - Collision Course'. 15.00/ 'Love & Friendship' 17.30/ 'The Daughter' (15) 20.00. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 31 Jul

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk. Model Railway Show- 12+ layouts, Trade & refreshments. 10.30-16.30. Adults £4, Child/OAP £2,Family(2+2) £10. tickets: on the door web: http://www.expo-thirsk.co.uk

Sun 31 Jul

Thornycroft, Rainton, Thirsk YO7 3PH. Open Garden. A ¾ acre country garden created since 2009 comprising lawn areas, trees, shrubs and perennials and featuring some unusual plant specimens. Home-made teas. 11am-4.30pm. £4.00, children free. tel: 01845 577157 web: http://www.martinfish.com

Sun 31 Jul

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

Mon 1 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Ice Age - Collision Course'. (TBC). 14.30. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Tue 2 Aug

Start in Thirsk Market Place by the clock. Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Cycling Group. Destination Pickhill calling at The Nags Head. Cycling at the pace of the slowest member. Leader: Rose. 10am. tel: 07714143589

Tue 2 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Arty Crafty Fun Day. A day of all things arty crafty, spend the day cutting, sticking, drawing, sketching & collaging, all under the guidance of local professional artists. The afternoon will involve work on an installation piece of art work for permanent display in the Forum entitled 'My Community'. From 9am. £15 per child. Book all 4 Summer Fun Days & only pay for 3. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Wed 3 Aug

Scarborough Open Air Theatre.com. Noel Gallagher's High Flying BIrds. web: http://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Wed 3 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'Ice Age - Collision Course'. (TBC). 14.30. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 4 Aug

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. 'The Canterbury Tales' Open-Air Theatre with Medieval Mayhem on an epic scale. A family friendly adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's stories retold in modern English. Bring a picnic & something to sit on. 7.30pm gates open from 6pm. Adults £12.50/ Ch. £8. tel: NC Theatre 01748 825288 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.thepantaloons.co.uk or www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Fri 5 Aug

Scarborough Open Air Theatre.com. Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott. web: http://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Sat 6 Aug

Northallerton Striders. Morton to Bedale linear. (about 5m). Bus from Buck Inn 10.05 No. 73 Bedale bus to Morton Bridge. Return buses from Bedale every 30mins(05 & 35 past each hr.) Guides Jim & Pauline. Small annual fee for insurance cover. tel: Brian 01609 766 829 email: NA.Striders14@aol.co.uk web: http://www.northallertonstriders.org.uk

Sat 6 Aug

Scarborough Open Air Theatre.com. Legends of Pop. web: http://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Fri 5 Aug to
 Sun 7 Aug

Only Fri Sat Sun. Castle Howard. English National Championship Sheepdog Trials. See the best sheepdogs & handlers in England. Children's marquee, catering, bar, trade stands, discounted entry to Castle Howard. 7-30am till 5pm or later. Adults £5 children 16 and under free. web: http://www.englishnationalsheepdogtrials.org.uk

Sat 6 Aug to
 Sun 7 Aug

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, HG4 3HT. Teddy Bears' Picnic Weekend. 10am - 5.30pm. Standard prices. Book online to save 30%. tel: 01765 653321 email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Sun 7 Aug

Hambleton Ramblers. Gilling West to Ravensthorpe & return. 7 miles. Leader Sue Ferla. depart Northallerton Market Cross 9.00/ Depart Gilling West near church 9.45. £5 annual subscription for regular walkers. Visitors & non-members welcome. tel: Walks Secretary: Derek Hutchinson 01609 77 web: http://www.hambletonramblers.co.uk

Mon 8 Aug

Scarborough Open Air Theatre.com. Bryan Adams in Concert. web: http://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

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 Tue 9 Aug

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'Swarm'. A collective of artists & makers presents a creative response to the plight of the honey bee & other pollinators. Natural Bee Keeping Day at The Moors Centre on Saturday 30th July, 10am to 4pm. 10am-5pm daily. (August 9.30am-5.30pm. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Tue 9 Aug

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Inspired by Gallery-Swarm artists and makers present a creative response to the plight of the honey bee. Meet the artist Sat 23 July, 12 noon to 3pm. 10am-5pm, August 9.30am-5.30pm daily. Free entry. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Tue 9 Aug

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. Inspired by Gallery, Colour in an Ancient Landscape-An exhibition in stained glass,textiles and other media with Jo-Ann Eisenberg and Carol Sorhaindo. 10am-5pm, August 9.30am-5.30pm daily. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

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 Tue 9 Aug

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. 'Colour in an Ancient Landscape'. A collaborative exhibition in stained glass, textiles & other media -with Jo-Ann Eisenberg & Carol Sorhaindo. Meet the artists on Sat. 23rd July noon - 3pm. 10am - 5pm daily. August 9.30am - 5.30pm. Free admission. tel: 01439 772738 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

Mon 8 Aug to
 Fri 12 Aug

Butterflies, 2a Westgate, Thirsk. Matilda Workshop, Group 1: Reception - 7, Group 2: 8 - 13, Group 3: 13 +. 9.30 - 4pm. Half day £55, Full day £95. tel: 01845 522570 email: info@butterfliesdance.com

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 Thu 18 Aug

Thirsk Tennis Club, Newsam Rd. 'Return To Tennis'. Tennis coaching during the school holidays on certain dates. 2 x 1hr sessions - Grandparents with Grandchildren 10yrs & under - first 50 mins. Grandparents with Grandchildren 11yrs & over - second hour. All are welcome. Thu 28 Jul 2pm-4pm/ Thu 4 Aug 2pm-4pm/ 13 Aug 10am-noon/ Tue16 Aug 10am-noon & Thu 18 Aug 10-noon. Wear soft soled tennis shoes. Enrolment 15 minutes before each session. £1 per session at the Club or phone. tel: 01765 640661

Wed 3 Aug to
 Sun 21 Aug

Harrogate Royal Hall & Harrogate Theatre. G&S Festival. tel: 01422 323252 email: janet@gsfestivals.org web: http://gsfestivals.org

Sat 30 Jul to
 Sat 27 Aug

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery. Summer Exhibition - Paintings, Prints and Ceramics. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Mon 25 Jul to
 Mon 5 Sep

Northdale Horticulture, Yafforth Rd. Northallerton. Northdale Horticulture is hosting bugs & beastie themed summer holiday activities. These run daily. Activities include crafts, mini beast safari, mini beast treasure hunt, make a bug hotel & den building. No need to book, just turn up & enjoy. 10am - 4pm. £3.50 per child. tel: 01609 770269

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 Sun 25 Sep

Only Sun. Thirsk-Helmsley bus. The Moorsbus leaves Thirsk for Helmsley today at 10.50am and 3.30pm. The first of these goes on to Rievaulx & beyond and connects to Kirkbymoorside & Pickering. From Helmsley travel to Thirsk on the bus at 2.30pm or 4.30pm. Full timetables online & in Thirsk's information office. tel: 01845 522755 web: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/travel

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 Fri 30 Sep

Not Sat. Shandy Hall, Coxwold. YO61 4AD. 'Paint Her to Your Own Mind' invites 147 artists/writers to join in creating 147representations of beauty on the blank page - responding to Sternes' request in vol. VI of 'Tristram Shandy'. All art works (kindly donated) are for sale by auction. To see a full list of participating artists, & for more information about the exhibition, see https://blankpage147-wordpress.com/. 11.30am - 4.30pm (nt Sat.). Free entry to exhibition. tel: 01347 868465 web: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/exhibition.php?id=202

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 Sun 9 Oct

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

Over two weeks away

August

Tue 9 Aug

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Horse Racing. Star Wars Family Day. First race 2.00pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 10 Aug

Danby, Whitby YO21 2NP. Agricultural Show. Adult ?5. Conc ?4. Child (5-16) ?2, Under 5s free. tel: 01287 669906 web: http://www.danbyshow.co.uk

Fri 12 Aug

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk. YO7. Celebrate the start of the shoot season with our gourmet game dinner. From 7pm. £35pp. tel: 01845 537369 email: enquiries@thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com web: http://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Fri 12 Aug

Mount Grace Priory, Staddlebridge, Northallerton. DL6 3JG. 'The Railway Children'. Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. Gates open 6.15pm for 7pm start. Advance: £13 (adult), £11 (Conc. or Child). Onthe night: £15 & £13. tel: 0871 2200260 tickets: 0370 3331181 / 01609 883494 web: http://www.chapterhouse.org

Fri 12 Aug

Northallerton Striders. Saltholme RSPB. (About 5m). Guides Rita & Pauline. Bus from Buck Inn 9.45 No.80 bus to Middlesbrough, then 11.14 No.1 bus to Saltholme RSPB. Return bus 15.15 No.1 from Saltholme RSPB then 16.20 X80 to Northallerton. A small annual fee for insurance cover. tel: Brian 01609 766 829 email: NA.Striders14@aol.co.uk web: http://www.northallertonstriders.org.uk

Fri 12 Aug

Scarborough Open Air Theatre.com. Simply Red in Concert. web: http://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Sat 13 Aug to
 Sun 21 Aug

Kettlewell. Scarecrow Festival.

Sat 13 Aug

Richmond School, Main Hall. For 3rd yr, National 'Choir of the Year' finalists, The Oxford Gargoyles, are stopping off in Richmond for a one night concert on their way to the Edinburgh Festival. The Oxford Gargoyles are a highly rated & accomplished jazz a cappella group offering 'scintillating harmonies,swinging rythms & superb showmanship' - Craig Revell Horwood. 7pm. £10, students £5. tickets: Castle Hill Books, Richmond web: http://www.theoxfordgargoyles.com/tickets

Sat 13 Aug

St.Leonard's Church, Thornton le Street. Church Explorers is coming. Medieval Fun Open Day: Discover the hidden history of George 1 & the Devil along with tours of the Church, Games, Stalls, Music & Costumes. Refreshments served all day. 10am - 4pm. web: http://www.churchexplorers.co.uk

Sat 13 Aug to
 Sun 14 Aug

Only Sat & Sun. Tennant's Auction Centre DL8 5SG. Leyburn Mineral and Fossil Fair. 10am-5pm (4pm Sunday). Free entry. tel: 01433 620304 email: don.edwards@talktalk.net

Sat 13 Aug

Thorp Perrow, Bedale. DL8 2PS. Open Air Summer Concert: 'Take That Tribute.'. 7.30pm. From £15. tel: 01677 425323 email: enquiries@thorpperrow.com

Sun 14 Aug

Beechcroft Farmhouse, Aldwark nr Alne, York. YO6 1UB. NGS Open Garden. Country garden surrounding a Georgian farmhouse (not open0. Homemade teas. 1pm - 5pm. £3.50. Children free.

Sun 14 Aug

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Ladies Only Charity Sportive organised by the Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club. Three distances: 30, 60 and 103 miles. 7.30am-6pm. email: yorkshirelasscc@hotmail.com web: http://www.yorkshirelass.cc

Sun 14 Aug

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk. YO7. Live music & our 'Market Menu' showcasing the best of the season's produce. tel: 01845 537369 email: enquiries@thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com web: http://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Sun 14 Aug

Knayton Village Hall. Coffee Morning & Cream Tea. Come along & join us for coffee & scone or a traditional home made cream tea. delicious food & a warm welcome awaits!. Coffee 10.30am - 12 noon. Cream tea 2pm onwards.

Sun 14 Aug

St. John's Church Knaresborough. Knaresborough Pro Musica. Beautiful baroque concertos by candlelight. 7.30pm. £5 to £14. email: knaresboroughpromusica@gmail.com

Sun 14 Aug

St. Mary's Church, Bagby. Vintage Themed Afternoon Tea at Bagby Church Hall in aid of Church funds. 2pm - 4pm.

Sun 14 Aug

Thoralby, Richmond DL8 3SU. Village Fete. 2pm.

Mon 15 Aug

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Horse racing. James Herriot Family Day. First race 2.15pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 18 Aug

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk YO 1QS. Fresh: Vanessa Kisuule, performance poet. 7.30pm. A Pay-What-You-Think Performance. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book on line web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 20 Aug

Gargrave. Gargrave Show. web: http://www.gargraveshow.org.uk

Sat 20 Aug to
 Sun 21 Aug

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, HG4 3HT. 'Andy's Dinosaur Adventures'. Come along & see BAFTA nominated CBeebies' Andy Day. 10am - 6pm. Standard prices. Book online to save 30%. tel: 01765 653321 email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Sat 20 Aug

Milburn Arms Field, Rosedale Abbey. Rosedale Show: Presentation of trophies on completion of Ring Judging approx 4pm. Opens 9am. Adults £5, seniors £4, child.£3, under 5s free. tel: 01751 417740 web: http://www.rosedaleshow.co.uk

Sat 20 Aug

Start in Thirsk Market Place by the clock. Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Cycling Group. Destination Northallerton (26 miles) calling at Sam Turners. Cycling at the pace of the slowest member. Leader: Jacqueline. tel: 07531 093357

Sat 20 Aug

Thorp Perrow, Bedale. DL8 2PS. Mr Swing & His Dance Orchestra. Mr Swing continues our super open-air concert series. Bring a picnic & a chair & be entertained under the stars with this brilliant group. 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Adult tickets start from £15. tel: 01677 425323 email: enquiries@thorpperrow.com

Sat 20 Aug to
 Mon 22 Aug

Whitby. Whitby Regatta - The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration. Supported by the Whitby Gazette.

Mon 22 Aug

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Evening horse racing. First rae 5.05pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Tue 23 Aug

Parish Church, Stokesley. Vacation Chamber Orchestra: A fabulous programme for a Summer Evening. 7.30pm. From £0 to£10. tel: 07974 698264 web: http://www.vaco.net

Wed 24 Aug

St. John's Church, Sharow. HG4 5BJ. Vacation Chamber Orchestra. A fabulous programme for a Summer Evening. 7.30pm. £0 to £10. tel: 07974 698264 web: http://www.vaco.net

Thu 25 Aug

Ampleforth Abbey. Harrogate Festival Chorus & Orchestra performing Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. 7.30pm. £15, £12 concessions. tickets: on the door or Elijah Todd Newsagents, Helmsley web: http://www.hfccourse.co.uk

Thu 25 Aug

Ampleforth Abbey, Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EN. Harrogate Festival Choral Course - Otcenas & Petite Messe Solonelle. 7.30pm. £12 to £15. tel: 01484 651342 web: http://www.hfccourse.co.uk

Thu 25 Aug

Thirsk Garden Centre, Blakey Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk. Multiple Sclerosis Society - Hambleton Coffee Club. Come & join us for coffee & a chat with option to stay for lunch. Friends & carers also very welcome. 11am for coffee. tel: Doris 01677 424455

Fri 26 Aug

The Angel at Topcliffe. Live music: Granary House Band in the Plaza Suite. From 9pm. Free entry. tel: 01845 578000

Fri 26 Aug

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Horse Racing. Pirates Family Day. First race 1.50pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 27 Aug

Newfield, Mickley, Ripon HG4 3JH. Mickley Show.

Sat 27 Aug

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk. Craft Fair, organised by Thirsk Royal Air Forces Ass. 10am - 4pm. tel: Lynne 01845 526433 for a table

Sat 27 Aug to
 Mon 29 Aug

West Witton. Feast. 9am - 9pm Sat, 12 - 5pm Sun. tel: 01969 622218 web: http://www.facebook.com/west-witton-feast-975146832599702

Sun 28 Aug

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

Sun 28 Aug

Pilmoor Cottages, Pilmoor nr Helperby, YO61 2QQ. Pilmoor Cottages Open Gardens with plant sales and train rides around the garden. 12-5. £3.50, children free.

Sun 28 Aug

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB. River Festival - hosted by the North York Moors National Park Authority & Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust. A celebration of our wonderful & captivating waterways. A free day full of family fun, children's crafts & passionate river lovers. Learn about river wildlife, go on a river walk, watch fishing demonstrations, have a go at fly casting & get up close & personal with river bugs. tel: 01439 772700 web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

Mon 29 Aug

Aysgarth. Aysgarth Fete. 1.30pm.

Mon 29 Aug

Church Houses, Farndale. Farndale Show. tel: 01751 430885 email: gill.farndaleshow@gmail.com web: http://www.farndaleshow.co.uk

Mon 29 Aug

Flatts Farm, Nr Scarborough YO13 0DA. Burniston Show. 9am.

Mon 29 Aug

Newburgh Priory, Coxwold. Flower Power Fair. 11am to 4pm. Free car park, £3 to gardens, fair and cafe. tel: 0773 0845 9441 email: judy@flowerpowerfairs.co.uk web: http://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Mon 29 Aug

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk. YO7 1PL. Organ recital with Helen Proudley. 12.15pm to 12.45pm. free but donations welcome.

Mon 29 Aug

The Angel at Topcliffe. Family Fun Day. Activities suitable for Kids of all ages, including meet the reptiles, mini-beasts & other interesting animals. Bouncy Castle, Face Painting & Games. BBQ 2pm -6pm. Lunch & evening menus also available. 2pm -6pm. £2.50. Children under 2 go free. tel: 01845 578000 for tickets.

Mon 29 Aug

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

Tue 30 Aug

Kilnsey. The Dales' foremost agricultural show. £10, child (5-16yrs) £2. tel: 01756 753259 email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: http://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk

September

Fri 2 Sep

Scarborough Open Air Theatre.com. Busted in Concert. web: http://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Sat 3 Sep

Easingwold bypass north end YO61 3NG. Last day today for the Maize Maze. 10am-4.30pm.

Sat 3 Sep

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. Great North Art Show. A prestigious selling exhibition featuring over 300 artworks by some of the UK's finest contemporary artists. From 10am. Free entry. tel: 01765 603534 web: http://www.greatnorthartshow.co.uk

Sat 3 Sep

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Horse racing. Ladies Day. First race 2.05pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 8 Sep to
 Sun 11 Sep

Crockley Hill, nr York YO19 4SQ. World Ploughing Championships incorporating the 66th British National Ploughing Championship and 63rd World Ploughing Contest. free parking. Catering facilities and bar. Thursday and Friday - £10 adult, £5 child, under 11 free; Saturday and Sunday £12 adult, £6 child, under 11 free. tel: 01302 852469 tickets: Society of Ploughmen web: http://www.ploughmen.co.uk

Fri 9 Sep

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk. YO7. Celebrate with us at our 5th Birthday Party & enjoy a good old fashioned knees up! Sumptuous Buffet, Cheese Table, Sweets & Puddings galore. Drinks from 5.30pm. Food from 7pm. Music from 8.30pm. £10pp. limited tickets, booking essential. tel: 01845 537369 email: enquiries@thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com web: http://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Sat 10 Sep

Castleton. Castleton Show. tel: 01287 660667 web: http://www.castletonshowrun.btik.com

Sat 10 Sep to
 Sun 11 Sep

Hunton, Bedale DL8 1QF. Steam Gathering. Ploughing match Sunday 11am. tel: 01325 717995 email: nickwhite.wkd@btconnect.com web: http://www.huntonsteamgathering.co.uk

Sat 10 Sep to
 Sun 11 Sep

Stanhope. Agricultural Show. tel: 07561 224806 web: http://www.stanhopeshow.com

Sat 10 Sep to
 Sat 22 Oct

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery. Works from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www.zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Sun 11 Sep

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk. YO7. Live music & our 'Market Menu' showcasing the best of the season's produce. £12.95pp for 2 courses. tel: 01845 537369 email: enquiries@thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com web: http://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Tue 13 Sep

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd., Northallerton. Northallerton & District Local History Society. 'St. Cuthbert's Corpse - A Life After Death'. David Williams, author. 7pm.

Tue 13 Sep

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Horse racing, season finale. First race 2.05pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Thu 15 Sep

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk. YO7. Join us for our Around the World Taste of Thailand. Enjoy platters of Thai favourites, a selection of curries & delicious desserts. From 7pm. £24.95pp. tel: 01845 537369 email: enquiries@thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com web: http://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Sat 17 Sep to
 Sun 18 Sep

Pickering showground, Malton Road, Pickering YO18 8EA. Antiques In The Moors. tel: 01766 831800 email: guildhall.antique.fairs@gmail.com web: http://www.guildhallantiquefairs.co.uk

Sat 17 Sep

Start in Thirsk Market Place by the clock. Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Cycling Group. Destination: Raskelf (22 miles) Calling at The Purple Partridge Café. Cycling at the pace of the slowest member. Leader Jacqueline. tel: 07531 093357

Sat 17 Sep

West Barnley, Eggleston, Barnard Castle DL12 0DS. Eggleston Agricultural Show. email: theoxbys@btinternet.com

Sat 17 Sep

White Rose Book Cafe. Yorkshire Vet book signing- Julian Norton will be signing copies of his new book "Horses, Heifers & Hairy Pigs". 11am-1pm. Book £12.99.

Mon 19 Sep

Pateley Bridge HG3 5BD. 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 19 Sep

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

Thu 22 Sep to
 Sat 24 Sep

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'The Pirates of Penzance'. Jorvik Gilbert & Sullivan Company. 7.30pm + Sat matinee 2.30pm. £12, conc.£10, uner 16's free. tel: 01904 501935 web: http://www.jrtheatre.co.uk

Fri 23 Sep

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

Fri 23 Sep to
 Sun 25 Sep

Whitby Pavilion. 60s music weekend. tel: 01757 700042 web: http://whitbylive.co.uk

Sat 24 Sep

Central Methodist Church, York. "Come and Sing" with John Rutter- old and new Rutter music plus popular choral works and some surprises. TBA. Adults £20, under 18's £5. tickets: Pre -register on website web: http://www.chapterhousechoir.org

Sun 25 Sep

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. 'York Swings Against Cancer'. Full Big Band on stage with local singers performing Swing numbers from the past + some modern numbers adapted into Swing. Complimentary drink on arrival. 7pm. £13 (All). tel: 01904 501935 web: http://www.jrtheatre.co.uk

Mon 26 Sep

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

Fri 30 Sep to
 Sat 1 Oct

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

October

Sun 9 Oct

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

Tue 11 Oct

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

Fri 14 Oct to
 Sun 16 Oct

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

Sat 15 Oct

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

Mon 17 Oct

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

Mon 17 Oct

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

Thu 20 Oct

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

Sat 22 Oct

Ripon Cathedral, HG4 1QS. St. Cecilia's Orchestra present their Anniversary 'Gala' Concert.

Sat 22 Oct

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

Sat 29 Oct to
 Sat 19 Nov

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

November

Wed 2 Nov

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

Sun 6 Nov

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

Tue 8 Nov

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

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