Garden talk: Pat Inman will give a talk entitled Behinds the Scenes at Chelsea to Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association tonight. The meeting will take place in Mount Hermon at 7.30pm. The spring flower show and coffee morning will take place next Saturday, April 9, from 10.30am to noon in Addingham Memorial Hall. Entries should be taken along between 8am and 9.15am.
AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215
Ladies tennis: Ladies’ tennis sessions are held at Austwick Tennis Courts every Thursday at 1pm. For details, contact Pam Whitehead on 01729 860235.
Church news: On Sunday, there will be Holy Communion series at Austwick and Eldroth at 9.30am and at Clapham and Keasden at 11am.
Field Society: Austwick Field and Local History Society will meet in the parish hall on April 20 when George Ingle will talk about Yorkshire Dales Textile Mills. It will start at 7.30pm.
Rotary Club: Barnoldswick and Earby Rotarians and guests saw a wood burning stove that lights itself during a tour of the production line at local family firm ESSE. The company builds 180 stoves and 30 range cookers a week.
Historical Society: Dr Mike Winstanley, vice-chairman of the Ewecross Historical Society, welcomed historian Jean Turnbull from Kendal. She told the story of a journey through time on the road from Stainmore, through Brough, Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh to Kirkby Lonsdale; bringing it to life with slides of early photos from Peter Robinson’s collection, postcards, county council road maps and present day photos. At the AGM on April 25, Edward Huddleston will speak on History from the Air from Keasden to Caton.
Priory Church: On Sunday, there will be Communion (said) at 8am, a Sung Eucharist at 10.30am and Evening Prayer at its summer timing of 6.30pm. As this is the first Sunday of the month, there will also be a family service at 9.15am, which will include an Easter egg hunt. On Wednesday there is a said communion service at 10am.
BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369
Parish council: The final draft of Bradley’s Neighbourhood Plan has gone out to public consultation. It is available to view at bradleyvillage.org/nhp and the consultation period will last until 5pm on May 7. Printed copies are also available to view at the village hall, between 2pm and 5pm on Saturdays and Wednesdays and at The Methodist Chapel, St Mary’s Church, the Slater’s Arms and the village store during normal opening hours. Printed copies can also be provided on request. Please submit written comments using the online comment form or print and return the representation form either by post to The Village Store, 5-6 Rose Terrace, Bradley BD20 9DP (marking your envelope ‘NDP’), or by hand to the ballot box in the village store.
Coffee morning: Everyone is welcome at the Methodist Church coffee morning in the church hall on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am.
Women’s Institute: A lively evening was had by 23 members and one guest of the WI this month, when Mary and Jonathan Williamson gave a line dancing demonstration. On Monday, May 9, the WI will hold a chilli night in the village hall at 6pm. Tickets are priced at £5 and everyone is welcome. But as places will be limited please book early by phoning Kristine on 01535 635772.
School news: Well done to the guitar group, who gave a performance to children and parents last week. The school’s recent Sunshine Breakfast raised £370 for the Rays of Sunshine charity. The Easter Egg raffle raised £120 for the school council.
Methodist Church: The next Messy Church will be held on Sunday May 15, between 3pm and 5pm. This year’s charity concert will be held on Saturday, June 18 – further details to follow.
Fashion show: The primary school will hold a fashion show at 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 20, and tickets are on sale at the school and village shop, at £5 each.
St Mary’s: St Mary’s Coffee Pot will be open from 2pm to 4pm tomorrow. On Sunday, Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer will be celebrated at 8am, followed at 11am by Family Praise. A Eucharist for the Annunciation of our Lord will be celebrated at 7.30pm on Monday.
Coffee and cakes: There will be Community Coffee and Cakes at the Swan Inn today from 9am to 11.45am. It will include a raffle and children are welcome. Proceeds will go to Sue Ryder nurses and Manorlands hospice.
Dog fouling: Carleton Green Paws, a group set up to tackle the problem of dog fouling in the village, will hold a meeting in The Swan Inn on Monday at 8pm.
Photo competition: Entries for the photography competition and exhibition need to be submitted by next Sunday, April 10. Entry forms are available in village shops.
Bingo night: A bingo night will be held at The Swan Inn on Wednesday at 8.30pm.
CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135
Shop celebrations: Don’t forget that Clapham Village Store is having an open evening to celebrate their first anniversary tonight between 5pm and 7pm. There will be free tastings.
CRO Challenge: The Cave Rescue Organisation will hold its annual sponsored challenge on Sunday, May 22. The event will include the Ingleborough Marathon (26 miles) and the Clapham Circuit (12 miles). Walkers/runners are asked to raise at least £25 sponsorship per person for the marathon and at least £15 per person for the Clapham Circuit. For more information or to register, visit cro.org.uk/challenge
CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872
St John’s: Sunday’s 11am service will be a Holy Communion, led by the vicar, the Rev Dr John Peet. The house group meets on Tuesday at the home of Lois Brown. On Wednesday at 7.30pm, the annual meeting of the parochial church council for the parish of Cononley with Bradley will take place in St John’s Church, Cononley.
St Peter’s: On Sunday, St Peter’s will hold a BCP Holy Communion at 9.30am.
Parish meeting: The annual parish meeting, open to all Cowling’s electors, will take place on Monday at 6.30pm at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, at the top of Walton Street. This will be followed by the usual parish council meeting. After its four-year term of office, the present council will disband and a new parish council will be formed at the May meeting. Anyone wishing to stand should contact the clerk or any councillor (details are on the Cowlingcouncil.co.uk website).
DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305
Parish council: The parish council will meet on Wednesday, April 13, and the agenda and notices will be published on the noticeboards and on the village website - draughton.org - this week.
Tea party: The next afternoon tea party will be held in the village hall on Monday, starting at 2.30pm.
St Augustine’s Church: The service on Sunday will be Holy Communion, starting at 9.30am. All are welcome.
EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617
St Peter’s: On Sunday, the 10.30am service will be led by Barry Dickinson. Please note there is no gentle exercise class on Monday.
EMBSAY WITH EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197
Quiz night: The Cavendish Arms held its popular quiz night on Good Friday and it turned out to be their best one yet. The pub was bursting at the seams as teams answered the questions set by Paul and Gordon. The highlight of the evening was the auction and the bidding was fast and furious. The proceeds, amounting to just over £1,700, will go to Sue Ryder Nurses at Manorlands.
Embsay churches: The first Sunday after Easter sees St Mary’s holding an all-age worship with baptism at 9.30am which will be followed at 11.15am by a Book of Common Prayer communion service. The Methodist Chapel’s Sunday service at 10.30am will be led by Angela Walls.
Flower Club: On Tuesday at 7.30pm, the Embsay and Eastby Flower Club committee will host a social evening. There will be a flower-themed quiz and games followed by a hot supper.
Village Show: This year’s village show will take place on Saturday, September 3. Now is the time to start thinking about entries for the show. Schedules with details of all the classes will be available in May. In the meantime you may want to get ahead with taking photographs. The three subjects for the adult section are: red, a view of Embsay or Eastby and buckets and spades. The subject for children, aged eight to 16, is ice cream. For those who want to join in growing potatoes and/or onions in a pot please note that, in either case, one potato (or one onion) should be planted in a nine-inch standard plant pot. Containers with a nine-inch diameter but deeper than a standard plant pot are not acceptable.
Library: From Wednesday, April 13, the library’s story and singing sessions for toddlers and their carers will be at the new time of 11am to noon.
Parish council: A vehicle activated sign has been installed at the Skipton Road entrance to the parish, warning drivers who are travelling in excess of the 30mph speed limit. Further signs are planned at other locations where there is a particular tendency for speed. The proposal for the speed tables, immediately above the station entrance, is due for consideration by NYCC business and environmental services executive on April 22. Road repairs, following the excessive rainfall over the Christmas period have been completed to the lower part of Kirk Lane by Yorkshire Water without the level of disruption initially feared. However, Brackenley Lane was closed to traffic for a week while Network Rail carried out a major engineering project. Other local repairs are still understood to be under assessment.
Bake Off: Next Saturday, April 9, will see the Great Village Bake Off held in the Village Hall between 10.30am and 1pm. This will mark the launch of the new Good Neighbours Scheme, funded by Rural Action Yorkshire and supported by Age UK Yorkshire.
Steam railway: Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway will run trains on both Saturdays and Sundays through April.
FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, there will be services of Holy Communion at 8.15am and at 10am.
Village Pump: The Village Pump – the over 50s group – will meet in Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm.
Photo competition: The Kildwick and Farnhill Institute are running a competition to select photographs for the 2017 calendar. Photographs of Farnhill and Kildwick villages (with maximum of three per person) can be emailed to email@example.com. The closing date for entries is May 31. Further details can be found on the institute’s new website.
Let’s Talk About: The Let’s Talk About discussion group, led by the Farnhill Methodists, will meet in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute next Thursday, April 7 at 2pm. This month’s topic will be Challenges the Years Bring.
Coffee morning: The Methodist monthly coffee morning will take place in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute next Saturday, April 9 from 10am to 11.30m. The proceeds will be for Manorlands.
GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098
Indoor bowls: The last indoor bowls session of the season will take place at the village hall today. Play will resume again every Tuesday and Thursday between 2pm and 4pm from October 4.
Coffee morning: A coffee morning will be held on Saturday between 10am and noon in the village hall. All proceeds will go towards to the upkeep of the hall. Items for the annual jumble sale can be bought along.
Sequence dance: A modern sequence dance will take place on Saturday from 7pm in the village hall. Entry is £4. Please note that the class on Monday has been cancelled due to the floor being cleaned and polished.
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, St Andrew’s will hold a BCP Holy Communion at 8am and a Sung Eucharist at 10.45am. There will also be Evening Reflections from 6pm.
Parish council: The parish council will meet on Monday from 7.15pm in the village hall annexe.
Hatha yoga: A new six-week session commences at 9.30am on Wednesday in the village hall annexe. Full tuition is provided by Corinne Docherty who is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher. More information can be obtained from Sally on 01756 748098.
Fuchsia meeting: The Craven Fuchsia and Geranium Society will meet on Wednesday from 7pm in the village hall annexe.
GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Garden lecture: The Richard Whiteley Theatre will host the Northern Garden Lecture next Thursday, April 7, at 7pm. The speaker will be garden writer, lecturer, broadcaster and plantsman Stephen Lacey. His talk is entitled New Plants, New Ideas, New Inspiration. For further information, contact 01729 893180.
Primary school: Congratulations go to Connie and Ned W, who received medals and trophies in the recent multi-sports course; Connie, Hannah and Phoebe O for their involvement in Skipton Music Festival; Leon for his dance performances and competitions; Bailey and Amy L for achieving distinction in their acoustic guitar exams and Amy L for her involvement in When Toad Came Home performed by SAOS Junior Theatre Group. Jimmy and Phoebe, from Year Four, and Connie and Ned W, from Year Three, competed in the North Yorkshire Cross Country Event, representing Craven. All pupils enjoyed fundraising for Sport Relief. The Zumbathon was a fun way to start the day and all pupils were then timed to take part in 12 activities. The team completing the activities the quickest was the Fearless Dragons, comprising Edie, Henry, Corey, Libby, Samuel and Tyler. In addition, Sport Relief prizes were awarded to a member of each year group in recognition of their outstanding effort and/or leadership. The winners were Mollie, Jimmy, Corey, Aaron, Ned W, Lewis, Mabel and William. Highly commended pupils were Joel, Edie, Aimee, Archie, James, Tyler and Ben B. In addition, Jack S took part in a three-mile run and raised £20, which he added to the total, resulting in a final amount of £120. Forty-one key stage two pupils took part in the cluster schools Quick Sticks Hockey Event. One of the Year Three/Four teams got through to the final and were awarded silver medals. Team members were Ned H, Tommy, Jack, Phoebe! And, a team, comprising Joel, Joseph, James and Jimmy, were runners-up in the Year Five/Six final. Jimmy was awarded one of the six ‘player of the tournament’ trophies. Early next term, the school will host a Spanish teacher, who is being sponsored by the Spanish government to spend time in a British primary school. The school is looking for offers of support to enable her to practise speaking English, learn more about the culture and experience first-hand Yorkshire hospitality.
Women’s Institute: Giggleswick WI has moved and it invites everyone to come along to the new venue. It will still meet at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of the month for a wide range of activities and speakers. However, its new home is the Hobson Room at Giggleswick School.
GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Horticultural Society: Desmond Mossop will address Grassington and District Horticultural Society at the Octagon on Thursday, April 7, at 7.30pm. The meeting will begins at 7.30pm.
Embroiderers’ Guild: Kate Wells, who creates stunning works of art in metallic threads, had members’ rapt attention for her talk earlier this month. The next meeting is an all-day workshop, Paper Gloves and Stockings, with Serena Partridge at Wharfedale Rugby Club, Threshfield, on Wednesday. Places are still available at £25 from 01756 752054.
Coffee morning: Burnsall Village Hall will benefit from a coffee morning in Church House on Saturday from 9.30am.
Friendship Club: Pat and Annette will be guest speakers at Grassington Friendship Club when it meets at Church House next Thursday, April 7, from 2.15pm. A coach outing to York has been arranged for the following week, April 14.
Farmers’ market: The next farmers’ market in Grassington will be held next Sunday, April 10, from 9.30am.
Community Cinema: On Saturday, Community Cinema will screen two films at the Octagon Theatre. It will show Home at 4.30pm and The Man from UNCLE at 7.30pm.
Dance classes: Ballroom and Latin dance classes with Jack and Betty Perry will restart at the Grassington Town Hall on Wednesday. The beginners’ class will start at 6.30pm and improvers at 7.30pm. The cost is £3 per class. For more information, contact 752535.
Hall AGM: Grassington’s Devonshire Institute will hold its annual general meeting in the games room on Monday, April 18. Trustees and the chairman will be elected.
Tea dance: An afternoon tea dance will be held in Grassington Town Hall on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. The ticket price is £4 per person. The event will be hosted by Jack and Betty Perry.
Opera evening: An opera evening will be held in the Octagon, Grassington, on April 24. It will feature Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845
Gala meeting: The gala committee will hold its annual general meeting at Hellifield Social Club on Tuesday at 7.30pm. The committee welcomes new members and volunteers. There will be a treasure hunt (car and walking) on Saturday, April 23, starting from the institute, plus the choosing of this year’s gala queen.
Coffee morning: Saturday’s coffee morning in the institute will raise money for institute funds. The event will start at 10am.
Age Concern: The Friday Luncheon Club offers a meal, fixed at £6 for two courses. Watch the noticeboard for venues. Coffee and tea are normally available from 11.15am, with lunch served at noon. Please call Ellen on 01729 850864 for more information.
HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235
St Oswald’s: An evensong service will be held in St Oswald’s Church on Sunday at 6.30pm.
Holiday Centre: The Women’s Holiday Centre at Horton in Ribblesdale invites local women to join them for cake and hot drinks at 4pm on Monday at The Old Vicarage.
INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835
Rural Association: At the March meeting of the Ingleton Rural Community Association(IRCA), vice chairman Walter Tooby reported that the refurbished part of the community centre car park would be open for Easter. Applications are now out for jobs at the swimming pool. A grant of £2,000 from Harold Bridges has been received which will be used to refurbish the changing rooms. The pool will be emptied on April 9 and it will open on May 28. Gala plans are going well and it is hoped to have a display of tractors. It was agreed by members that the Cricket Club should submit a planning application to Craven District Council for an artificial practice facility. The Theatre Group jumble sale raised £625 and the group has received a grant of £5,000 for new curtains. The B4RN project is now approaching Ingleton. The Ingleton Area Business Group has received a grant from CDC which will help to make the tourist information centre more self sufficient. Plans are ongoing to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on April 21. It is hoped to light the beacon at 7.30pm. An event is also planned for June 11 – the Queen’s official birthday.
LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303
Church news: The Easter Day celebration of Holy Communion was a very happy one, with an egg hunt and special activities for children. This Sunday, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30am.
Beetle drive: There will be a beetle drive in the village institute next Friday, April 8, at 7pm. There will also be a raffle and a quiz. Nibbles will be provided, but please bring your own drinks. Admission is £1 for children and £2 for adults. Please let Helen Jarvis know if you are planning to come. She can be contacted on 825303.
Village garden: The village will soon have a new garden area. The legalities have been successfully negotiated and plans are in place to erect fencing. If anyone knows a source of funding for the drystone walling please let David Croll know.
Sunday teas: On Sunday, June 5, a special team of bakers and servers will serve Sunday Teas in the institute. There will be a tombola and a craft stall - and there will be a number of church mice on the loose. If you have any craft books or items you have bought for craft projects and never got round to using please let Helen Jarvis know on 825303.
Young Farmers: Lothersdale Young Farmers judged dairy cows at the Chapmans in Broughton. Results were: junior girls - 1 Becky Pickles, 2 Ellie Leeming, 3 Rachael Bell; junior boys - 1 Robert Lee, 2 Daniel Dobson; intermediate girls - 1 Kelly Maltby; intermediate boys - 1 Chris Bowker, 2 Morgan Sunley; senior girls - 1 Georgina Fort, 2 Daisy Hammond, 3 Katie Hall; senior boys - 1 Oliver Barraclough, 2 Luke Mellin, 3 Matt Airey.
SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Fashion show: The Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to a fashion show at the venue on April 21. The evening will feature a range of fashions by Ahernes of Hellifield.
Pool draw: The March draw of the Friends of Settle Swimming Pool 200 Club took place at Settle Swimming Pool and was drawn by Ian Jones. The winners were: No 37, Vera Harrison, £50, 2 No 81, D Burridge, £30, 3 No 153, Brian Boardman, £20.
Kwezana link: Settle pupils have been trying to explain Sport Relief to friends in Kwezana. The school held a fun run event during which entrants ran around the school playground and four laps equated to a mile. Many runners had funny costumes such as pyjamas, Wonder Woman and animals. Class four teacher Mr Shepherd came as banana man. The school raised £178. The most number of laps was 28 by Arthur in class five.
Bowling Club: New members are required for Settle Bowling Club. The green has reopened for the season. For more information, contact the secretary, John Chambers, on 01729 825783 or just turn up at the green from 2pm Monday to Sunday.
The Folly: The Folly is the venue for a special tea and cakes session on Saturday. Between 1pm and 3pm, afternoon tea, or coffee if preferred, will be served with cake for £2.50. Proceeds will be split between Marie Curie and the Museum of North Craven Life. The Folly is currently staging two hugely contrasting exhibitions. 1916: Chronicles of Courage is the third in the series of First World War exhibitions in association with the Heritage Lottery-funded Craven and the First World War project. It tells the stories of local men and women who served their country in many different ways. The companion exhibition, Back in Settle, has been inspired by a remarkable Facebook group set up around three years ago by local man, Mick Harrison, to share stories and old photographs from the Settle area.
Charity dance: The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and Michael Catholic Church Hall on Saturday from 8pm to 11pm. Please confirm your attendance by ringing 01729 823259 or 824038.
Settle Stories: Settle Stories Festival 2016 will take place this weekend. There will be a wide range of comedy, stories, music and other events taking place at venues across the town. This is the biggest Settle Stories Festival yet, with over 50 events packed into the three days. For more details, visit settlestories.org.uk/festivalinfo.
Iyengar yoga: Jen O’Shea will start a series of new Iyengar yoga classes at St John’s Church Hall next week. There will be a mixed class on Monday from 10am to 11.30am, a class designed to go at a gentler pace on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm and a mixed class on Thursdays from 7.15pm to 8.30pm. For further details, contact 07976 013222.
Coffee Pot: Tuesday’s coffee pot session at St John’s Methodist Church will be in aid of Railway Children which provides protection and opportunities for children with nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to. The coffee pot will be open from 10am to noon.
Organ recital: An organ recital, entitled A Song in Season, will be held at Holy Ascension Church next Saturday, April 9, at 7.30pm. This will be a concert of colourful music for organ, voice and flute by local composer Paul Fisher. Entry is free with exit donations towards the organ fund.
Justice and Peace: The Justice and Peace Group will meet on April 13. Present will be Judy Rogers, of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. The group is bringing a group of refugees from Bradford to help with the lambing in Malhamdale.
Karate classes: Karate classes will commence at Settle Primary School on April 12 and will run from 6.15pm to 7.30pm. The cost per session is £3. For details contact 07925 973694.
Theatre trips: Two theatre trips are planned for the summer. The first trip is to the Gilbert and Sullivan International Festival at Harrogate on August 6. This will be a Saturday matinee performance of Pirates of Penzance at the Royal Hall. The total price is £44 per person, including stalls seat, coach and gratuities. The second trip is to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, to see Wicked, hailed as the best new musical of the decade. The trip will take place on Wednesday, August 17, and again is a matinee performance. The trip costs £63 per person. The latest date for bookings is May 28. For details, contact 01729 823978.
SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643
Civic Society: Silsden Civic Society will hold its last meeting of the season in the Methodist Church next Thursday, April 7, when former MP Ann Cryer will give a talk entitled Interesting people I have met. The doors will open at 7pm and the talk starts at 7.30pm.
Coffee and cakes: The coffee, cakes and camaraderie coffee morning will be held on Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am in the Methodist Church. On offer will be refreshments, including bacon sandwiches, a raffle, book stalls and bric-a-brac.
Proms evening: Silsden Proms on the Farm team is staging a charity music evening, The Sound of Musicals, featuring local bands and artists playing a selection of songs from the shows, classical and folk classics. The date has been moved to May 7 and will be held in the Methodist Church with tickets costing £6 from Twiggs newsagents. Proceeds will be split between the Proms team’s charities - Manorlands at Oxenhope and the Methodist church. This year’s Proms on the Farm is scheduled for July 23.
Embroiderers Guild: Skipton Embroiderers’ Guild will hold one of its regular stitching taster workshops for adults and accompanied children under 16, in the town’s Christ Church Hall on Saturday between 10am and 3pm. All materials and equipment are provided and the workshop costs £3 per person or £5 for two people.
Christ Church: On Sunday, Family Eucharist will be celebrated in Christ Church at 9.30am and the Stations of the Resurrection will form the service of Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. The regular weekly service of Holy Communion will take place at 9.30am on Wednesday.
History Society: On Thursday, Chris Murphy, a member of the Towton Battlefield Society, gave an illustrated talk about the hugely significant and bloody battle fought near Tadcaster on March 29, 1461, during the English Wars of the Roses. A number of earlier battles and skirmishes had taken place over a number of years, but Towton finally brought about a change of monarch with the victor, the Yorkist Edward, Duke of York (who became Edward IV) displacing the Lancastrian Henry VI. More than 50,000 soldiers fought for hours on Palm Sunday amid a snowstorm and it was reported that 28,000 had died on the battlefield. Edward, aged 19, was an inspirational leader and although the Yorkists were initially outnumbered, their archers were able to take advantage of a strong wind to outrange their enemies and the eventual arrival of Yorkist reinforcements proved decisive. The next meeting will be in the Swadford Centre on Thursday, April 14, at 7.30pm when Sue Wrathmell will give an illustrated talk on The Development of the Village of Carleton.
Holy Trinity: Sunday’s services include an 8am said BCP Holy Communion, 9.45am Parish Holy Communion with hymns and 11.30am all-in family worship. Toddle into Church returns on Tuesday and Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10.45am on Wednesday.
UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Church concert: St Michael’s Church, Linton, will host a concert of Russian Orthodox and folk music from St Petersburg’s The Hermitage Ensemble on Thursday, April 14, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children from Grassington Wine Shop.
Women’s Institute: Threshfield and Linton WI enjoyed a fascinating talk by Deana Morgan entitled Ballerina to Zumba Queen. Deana took members on her journey from a three-year-old ballerina to shows at the Alhambra theatre and the London Palladium with zumba classes on the way. The next meeting will be on April 13 at the summer venue of Linton Institute. The speaker will be Stephen Watson who will demonstrate the art of origami.
Annual meeting: Cracoe Local History Group will hold its annual general meeting in the village hall on Monday, April 11, at 7.30pm.
Community Centre: Volunteers are requested to help with a spring clean of the community hall and grounds on Sunday from 9.30am. Tickets are on sale now for Twist and Shout, a Beatles tribute band, playing on Saturday, May 14. This is a special event to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the community hall opening. Tickets cost £10 - which includes a pie and peas supper - and are available from 01729 840794.