Tot Lord trail: The next Tot Lord Town Trail departs from outside Settle Tourist Information Centre next Thursday, July 11. It will start at 6.15pm and finish at 8pm and the price is £4, with all proceeds being donated to Oxfam.
Victoria Hall: Saturday will see local band Wilful Missing return to the Victoria Hall after its sell-out concert last year. The King’s Men, featuring the King’s College Cambridge Collegiate Singers, will perform on Friday, July 19. Contact the box office on 01729 825718 or visit settlevictoriahall.org.uk
Art exhibition: Jane Buckle and Pam Twiss are holding their second joint exhibition at the Friends Meeting House, in Kirkgate. Colleagues on the BA Fine Art (Hons) course at Craven College, they held their first show in Skipton in April. Entitled Seeing Through The Gaps, Jane’s artwork is inspired by the lives and experiences of those who fall through the gaps in society and the people who work to help rebuild their lives. Pam is inspired by the enduring spiritual space of meeting houses, the depth of silence and encounters with Friends committed to peace, truth and unconditional love. She has called her exhibition Out Of Silence. The exhibition can be viewed today (Thursday) and tomorrow between 11am and 7pm and on Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Charity dance: The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on Saturday, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. All proceeds will be donated to the HODU Unit at Airedale Hospital. To book, ring 01729 824038 to 823259 by today (Thursday).
Gallery on the Green: Next time you walk past a washing line full of clothes drying, you may wish to speculate on the stories behind them. This is what Paul Rogers has done in his latest exhibition, Speculations on Clothes Hanging, which runs at the Gallery on the Green from Saturday to September 12. Some people may just see the mundane, but Paul speculates on the romance, ritual and intrigue of washing lines, wardrobes and clothes hanging.
Golf club: Settle Golf Club will hold its summer ball on Saturday and tickets cost £30. The club would be grateful for donations of raffle and auction prizes. This year, the ball will be raising funds for the Cave Rescue Organisation and research into motor neurone disease. To buy tickets, contact Kay Philipson on 01729 825340 or John Lassey on 01729 823593.
Latin night: The Falcon Manor is hosting a Latin night on Sunday, starting at 6pm and offering two hours of dance classes and tapas. Spaces are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets cost £12 and are available from 01729 823814.
Freda’s Playgroup: The playgroup is holding an open day on Sunday. There will be refreshments, face painting and activities and a chance to find out what it can offer your child. It will be open from 1pm to 3pm.
The Folly: A new exhibition will open at The Folly on Tuesday. Entitled Family Stories: 150 Years Of Discovery With The Yorkshire Archaeological Society, it promises to be a fascinating exhibition with considerable local interest. Please note that next Saturday, July 13, the Folly will be closed to the public. However, during the evening there will be a talk by Professor Richard Hoyle on The Listers of Gisburn: from Craven Yeomen to the House of Lords, c1550-1797. Tickets cost £6 from 01729 822893 or from the Folly.
Dog walk: Bentham and District Pet Rescue invite you and your dog to come along next Sunday, July 14, for a sponsored dog walk. The group will meet in Langcliffe car park at noon and will follow a circular route, returning at 2.30pm in time for tea and cakes at Langcliffe Institute. Those without dogs are also welcome. Sponsorship forms can be obtained from Dalehead Vets or via 015242 51898.
Messy Church: Messy Church will take place at St John’s Hall on Sunday, July 21, and the theme will be Bible Seasides. It will run from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and is suitable for families. There will be craft activities and a meal.
Summer club: The Chipmonks Summer Holiday Club will run from July 22 to August 2 and will provide fun-filled sessions of creativity and entertainment for three to six-year-olds, based at Giggleswick Junior School. For more details, contact 01729 822370.
Playbarn: Over the summer, the Playbarn will be holding a range of events aimed at six to 10-year-olds. The Barnstormer events include streetdance, fizz pop science, cookery and circus skills. There will also be Barnbino events aimed at those up to five and will include music, crafts and fun. For details, contact 01729 824413.
Rocky’s Plaice: Rocky’s Plaice holiday club, run by Churches Together in Settle and District, will return on August 12, 13 and 14. This is a free activity club with games, crafts and Bible stories and runs from 10am to noon at St John’s Church Hall. It is suitable for five to 11 year olds. For details, contact 01729 851860.
Haseldin night: On Saturday, August 3, Settle Social Club is holding A Night For Haseldin. Twenty-one-year-old Private Matthew Haseldin, from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, had been in the Army for just a few months when he was killed in Helmand province on November 3, 2011. This event has been arranged by Matthew's friends and all proceeds will be donated to Help for Heroes. Tickets cost £5 in advance from Settle Social Club, or call James on 07964 937349 or Matt on 07582 150040. Admission on the door is £7.50.