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Skipton Community News
3:55pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
Italian Circle: The next meeting is on Thursday, September 26, at the Plaza Cinema, Skipton. Starting at 8pm, there will be a showing, with subtitles, of Luca Miniero’s film, Benvenuti al Sud. Entry is £4.50.
Fine arts: Skipton and Wharfedale Decorative and Fine Arts Association enjoyed an illustrated talk on The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context by Dr Neil Faulkner. The next meeting is in Skipton Town Hall on Thursday, October 10, at 7.30pm when Michael Lenwood will talk about “Fakes and Forgeries, the Fine Art of Crime”.
Retired Men’s Forum: The new programme starts on Tuesday, October 1, when John Holroyd will give the second part of his talk on the Canals of England and Wales. The forum meets every Tuesday at 10am from October to March in the Soroptimist Rooms on Otley Street. Membership costs £5 a year and £1 a meeting. New members are welcome. For more information, contact David Kirkham on 792139.
Craven Speakers: Craven Speakers Club started its new season with a meeting at the Soroptimist Rooms. Cathy Gunner started with a speech called “How to manage your inner chimp” and she was followed by Sylvia Walker who spoke about “mistakes”. The latter part of the evening concentrated on topics on the theme Standing in the Breach. Val Ogden was the winner. The next meeting is on Monday at 7.30pm for 7.45pm and newcomers are welcome. For details, ring 01535 652915.
Friendship Group: Macmillan Nursing will be the topic at the Friendship Club’s next meeting on Tuesday at 2pm at the Broughton Road Community Centre. For more information, visit skiptonfriendshipgroup.org.uk
Oddfellows: Saturday’s Caribbean Night has been replaced with a concert by international singer Renato Bonaccorsi. He has sung with both The Hollies and Freddie and the Dreamers. Locals will remember him as a member of Pez and the Peasants back in the 60s. Skipton Soul Club meets for a Lazy Sunday Afternoon from 3pm to 8pm on Sunday. Tickets are £5 on the door. Join the Open House on Tuesday from 10am, when a light lunch will be available. The quiz night takes place next Thursday, September 26, at 9pm and next Saturday, September 28, there will be live entertainment from folk and country singer Smokey Joe.