AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215
Society meeting: Austwick Field and Local History Society will meet in the parish hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm when George Ingle will talk about Yorkshire Dales Textile Mills. Admission is £2.
Church news: On Sunday, there will be Holy Communion services at Austwick at 9.30am and Clapham at 11am and an Evensong at Eldroth at 7pm.

St Andrew’s: The preacher at the 10.30am service on Sunday will be the Rev Norman Cumming. This service will include Holy Communion. There is no 6pm service as the Methodist Circuit have a united service at 3pm in Christ Church, Nelson, at which the speaker will be DC Maggie Patchett.The Monday prayer hour starts at 10am. On Friday, April 22, there will be no toddler group but the Bible study in Mrs Beech’s home will be held at 7.30pm.

Priory Church: On Sunday, there will be Communion (said) at 8am, a Sung Eucharist at 10.30am and an Evening Prayer service at the summer timing of 6.30pm. On Wednesday there is a said communion service at 10am.

BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369
Neighbourhood Plan: The final draft of Bradley’s Neighbourhood Plan has gone out to public consultation. It is available to view at 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.
Women’s Institute: The WI will meet in the village hall at 7pm on Monday when there will be a presentation by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 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. Places will be limited so please book early by phoning 01535 635772.
Yoga: Sue Hartley runs a yoga class in the village hall on Tuesdays from 7.15pm to 8.15pm and Ann Berry has a Friday session from 10am to 11.15am. Participants are asked to bring a yoga/exercise mat if possible.
Parish Council:The parish council will meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday in the village hall.
Fashion Show: Bradley School is holding a fashion show at 7.30pm next Wednesday. Tickets are on sale at the school and village store at £5.
Film Club: The next Film Club will be at 6pm next Thursday, April 21, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12a) will be shown.
Church news: At the recent Vestry and Annual Meetings of the Parish of Cononley with Bradley, David Clarke continues as church warden and Janet Wade continues as deputy warden for Cononley; while Robert Hall continues as church warden and Andrea Baxter continues as deputy warden for Bradley.

St Mary’s: St Mary’s Coffee Pot will be open from 2pm to 4pm tomorrow. On Sunday, a service of Bread, Wine and Worship will be held at 11am. A photography competition and display will be held in St Mary’s between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The theme is Winter with two categories, Winter Landscapes and Winter Fun. All entries, including the winners, will be displayed. There is free entry and refreshments will be on sale. Proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church.
Auction of promises: On Saturday at 7.30pm, The Swan Inn will host an auction of promises. Lists of lots can be viewed in advance at the pub and the village shop and sealed bids for those who can’t attend will be accepted today. Proceeds to be split between the recreation ground project and Carleton Community Umbrella.
Monday Club: John Foley, owner of Holden Clough Nursery at Bolton-by-Bowland, will be give a talk about gardening to members in the village hall on Monday from 7.30pm. In 2011 John won RHS Gold medals at Tatton Park and Harrogate and in 2012 he became the first BBC Young Gardener of the Year.
Bingo night: A bingo night will be held at The Swan Inn on Wednesday at 8.30pm.
Queen’s beacon: The lighting of a beacon for the Queen’s 90th Birthday will take place next Thursday, April 21, at 8.30pm. It will be lit up Park Lane halfway between Park House and Quarry Hill House, just over the wall from the seat. Follow the footpath signs. Transport will be available from The Swan from 8pm. There will be a torchlight descent down the fields or a walk or ride back down the road. Bring your torches!
Plant sale: There will be a plant sale in the village hall next Saturday, April 23, from 10am.

CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135
Bell ringing: Next Friday, April 22, a full peal of 5040 changes will be attempted at St James’ Church to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, the previous day. The bells will be rung by members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers – starting at 10am. If successful, the peal will take approximately two-and-three-quarter hours to complete and will be the first ever full peal rung at St James’ Church.
Newby Church: More than £200 was raised for Sport Relief at the Church on the Green when it hosted a Sport Relief coffee morning featuring various indoor sports. There will be a coffee morning on May 14 at Blue Hall, Ingleton, home of Mrs E Dawson.
Scandimoot: Scandimoot, an annual event for the growing group of people passionate about the traditional music and dance of Sweden and Norway will take place for the third time in Clapham over the weekend of April 22 to 24. There will be around 70 people who will partake in workshops and performances in Scandinavian music and dance around the village and residents are welcome to pop along and see what is happening. The weekend finishes with a free concert from visiting artists in St James’ Church from 2.15pm.
Coffee morning: Bentham Pet Rescue and Craven Cats Rescue raised £342.56 at a coffee morning in the village hall. The money will be split between the two charities.

St Peter’s: On Sunday, there will be a traditional BCP Communion at 9.30am, with the next in the sermon series on St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872
St John’s: On Sunday, services are at 8am (Holy Communion, Prayer Book) and 11am Holy Communion. At the recent Vestry and Annual Meetings of the Parish of Cononley with Bradley, David Clarke continues as church warden and Janet Wade continues as Deputy Warden for Cononley; Robert Hall continues as church warden and Andrea Baxter continues as deputy warden for Bradley.

Charity shop: New 2U has a wide range of good quality spring clothing and accessories. In keeping with spring, its theme throughout April is DIY and Gardening Accessories. Based in St Andrew’s Church, on Walton Street, the shop is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to noon.

DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305
St Augustine’s Church: On Sunday, the rector will lead a service of Holy Communion at 11.15am.

EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617
St Peter’s: The Rev David Edmondson will lead Sunday’s 10.30am service. On Monday there will be a gentle exercise class at 1.30pm, then the monthly games will be held at 7pm.

Jazz concert: Members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra will return to Eldroth Parish Hall on Sunday, May 8, at 7.30pm. Violinist Julian Gregory and his friends will take the audience from “classical to jazz and all stops between”. Tickets cost £20 (£10 for under 16s) and include light supper. They are available from committee members or 015242 51270.

EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197
Election result: The recent election to fill the vacant seat on Craven District Council caused by the death of Andy Quinn saw the independent candidate Brian Shuttleworth elected having received 466 votes to the Conservative candidate Trevor Kent’s 117.
Quiz night: Tomorrow, St Mary’s will hold its annual quiz night in Holy Trinity Church vestry rooms. The door will open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Adult tickets are priced at £7.50 and children’s at £3, which includes a hot supper. Tickets can be bought in advance from Louise Taylor-Kenyon by ringing 798057.
Embsay churches: On Sunday, St Mary’s Church will hold a family communion service at 9.30am. The Methodist Chapel’s Sunday communion service at 10.30am will be led by the Rev David Batchelor. On Tuesday, St Mary’s will hold a quiet communion service at 10.30am and then, from 2pm to 4pm, the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation. Fridays in term-time is the time for the toddler praise, Smiley Faces, which takes place at St Mary’s between 1.45pm and 3.15pm.
Defibrillator session: Following the installation of the two community defibrillators in Embsay and Eastby, a member of the community resilience team at The Yorkshire Ambulance Service will hold a familiarisation session on Wednesday at 6.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Main Street, Embsay. The session should take 60 to 90 minutes.
Drop-in surgery: PSCO Ruth Pearson’s next drop-in surgery at Samuel Taylors will today between 10.30am 11.30am in the coffee shop. On Monday, she will hold another session in the village hall between 6pm and 7pm.
Hall Committee: The April meeting of the Village Hall Committee will take place on Monday at 7pm in the hall’s supper room.
Film night: Wednesday sees the screening of the Film Club’s last offering of the season when the featured film will be Oh Brother Where Art Thou? It will be shown in Embsay-with-Eastby Village Hall at 8pm. Note the later start. Admission is £5.

FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday there will be services of Holy Communion at 8.15am and 10am. The preacher at the 10am service will be Dr Margaret Barker. Next Sunday, April 24, the church’s annual meeting will take place following the 10am service. Each Wednesday, there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am in the parish rooms.
Coffee morning: At the coffee morning held on Saturday in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute, £85 was raised for Manorlands and £30 for the Gambia Schools Trust.
Village Pump: The Village Pump – the over 50s group – will meet in Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm.
History Group: Farnhill and Kildwick History Group will meet in the Institute on Monday at 7pm. Group member Graham Taylor will talk on the Early History of Farnhill and Kildwick up to the Domesday Book.
Photograph competition: Now that the better days are with us, don’t forget to get out and take your photographs for the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute 2017 calendar showing Kildwick and Farnhill villages. The closing date for entry is May 31. Further details of the competition can be found on the institute website.

GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098
Coffee morning: A coffee morning will be held in the village hall on Saturday between 10am and noon. All proceeds will go to the hall.
St Andrew’s Church: At 8am, there will be a traditional BCP Communion and at 10.45am, there will be a Sung Eucharist with the next in the sermon series on St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Theatre events: On Sunday, Community Cinemas will show the family film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, at the Richard Whiteley Theatre at 3.30pm. The Gigg lectures continue next Thursday, April 21, with Sandy Allan: In Some Lost Place. In 2012, Sandy and his climbing partner Rick Allen reached the summit of Nanga Parbat, one of the world’s deadliest mountains. Next Sunday, April 24, at 3pm, A Pocketful of Grimms takes an exciting new look at some of the Grimm Brothers’ favourite tales, including Rumpelstiltskin, the Golden Goose and Beauty and the Beast. For further information, contact 01729 893180.

GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Coffee morning: The Mothers’ Union will hold a coffee morning in Church House on Saturday from 10am.
Bridge Club: The Bridge Club will meet at Grassington Congregational Church on Wednesday at 7.15pm.
Opera evening: An opera evening will be held in the Octagon next Sunday, April 24. It will feature Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845
Coffee morning: Saturday’s coffee morning in the institute will be held on behalf of the Methodists. There will be a cake stall, tombola and raffle. All welcome from 10am to 11.15am.
Women’s Institute: At the March meeting of the WI, members discovered what it is really like behind the scenes of the TV programme Bargain Hunt. Guest speaker Helen Jarvis gave a very interesting presentation on the subject. Helen was very positive about the experience, especially meeting the celebrities and, of course, winning! The next meeting will be next Thursday, April 21, at 7.15pm in the Institute when Chris Newson will demonstrate Chines Brush Painting. For further information, contact Karen Dunwoodie on 01729 851070.
Tour de Yorkshire: The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race passes through the village between 4pm and 4.30pm on Friday, April 29. St Aidan’s will be opening its lawns to the village, so come along and bring a picnic. Afternoon teas will be served and refreshments sold, to raise money towards upgrading the church heating system. At the same time as the Tour de Yorkshire visits Hellifield, the church will hold a picture and paintings sale inside. All artwork has been donated locally to help raise funds for the church heating appeal. The church will be open from noon on the 29th and also from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 30, for a special-themed coffee morning.
Flower Club: North Yorkshire Flower Club meets tonight in the institute from 7.30pm when the demonstrator will be Nicola Davies-Murray. For more information, contact Frances on 822558.
Book Club: Come along to the Book Club if you enjoy reading and literature. It will meet tonight in Hellifield Social Club from 8pm.
Walking Group: The Walking Group meets this Sunday in the car park behind Aherne’s at 12.30pm. Sunday’s walk will be a moderate, level six-mile one, from Chapel-le-Dale to Douk Cave and Scales. The walk leader will be Robert Baines, who can be contacted on 015242 41452.
Hellifield beacon: To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, a bonfire beacon will be built on Haw Hill overlooking the village. The lighting time will be 7.30pm next Thursday, April 21. Please note that the site is a quarter mile up the hill from Haw Grove and is a 15-minute walk, the last few few yards to the site are steep. Adequate clothing, footwear and torch are essential. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
Hellifield Gala: The gala committee held its annual general meeting earlier this month and would like to thank all who attended. The choosing of this year’s gala queen will be on Saturday, April 23, in the institute at a specially-themed St George’s Day Party. Entries for gala queen are welcome and entrants must be between 10 and 17. Attendants – boys and girls – should be aged five to nine. There will be games and a disco and family fun. There will also be a car treasure hunt and a Find the George and Dragon around the village. All the events take place from 4pm.

HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235
Church news:There will be a joint service at St John’s Church, Langcliffe on Sunday at 10.30am for the combined parishes of Horton, Stainforth and Langcliffe. Don’t forget the lambing service at 3pm on Sunday, May 1, at the home of the Davidson family, Newhouses Farm, Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835
Parish council: The chairman at the April meeting of Ingleton Parish Council reported on proposals from the Village Action team to prevent obstructive parking in the Square. These could include bollards and staggered parking bays and a drop-off point for coaches. A complaint had been received regarding the untidiness of the recycling bins in the car park and the clerk will report the matter to Craven District Council. The poor standard of work done in patching the potholes in the area was commented upon by the chairman. Cllr Lis reported that the theatre group had received a £5,000 grant towards replacing the stage curtains. He also reported on a meeting regarding the Pump Track at which bikers and their parents were present. After discussion, a final design was chosen and a contract for work to begin was signed. The annual parish council meeting and the annual parish meeting will precede the parish council meetings of May and June respectively.

LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303
Institute news: A newsletter has been delivered to all households thanking everyone for their support for the institute during the last year. An appeal was made for volunteers to help with Sunday Teas which is by far the biggest fundraising activity. Anyone who can help with baking, serving and clear up should let Sue Parker know. People who can volunteer as ‘reserves’ would be very welcome. Each tea-team covers two Sundays in the summer. Please contact Sue on 822114.
Church news: Thanks go to all those who supported the Beetle Drive. A total of £167 was raised and this will be put towards the cost of improving the kitchen area next to the vestry. There will be a joint service of Holy Communion on Sunday at 10.30am and a parish one at 9am next Sunday, April 24. On June 5, the church tea team will be baking and serving afternoon tea in the institute. There will be a tombola and a stall of craft items.
If anyone has unwanted craft items please let Helen J know on 825303.

Coffee morning: On Saturday, there will be a coffee morning with croissants and jam from 10am. Proceeds are in aid of St Mary’s Church.

Over 60s: Lothersdale Over 60s held the first meeting of 2016 last Wednesday when more than 30 members and guests heard Jack Wade talk about his collection of more than 300 milk bottles. Jack brought several crates of varying shapes and sizes of bottles, many of them 50 or 60 years old, which he passed around for members to examine. Jack Swales, a retired milkman gave the vote of thanks. Members were reminded that the next meeting will be on Tuesday and will be a visit to the Millstones restaurant to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. There are still a few places left for this event so any members or friends wishing to take part should telephone Brenda on 01535 630663 as soon as possible.

RATHMELL: Elaine Illingworth, 01729 840087
Thursday Club: Members will enjoy a Founders Day Lunch next Thursday, April 21. An expected 30 members and guests will share cars and have a special three-course meal at the Traddock in Austwick. Meet at 12.30pm.

SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
U3A talk: Ian Barclay will give a talk on the The Oregon Trail to Settle U3A group today. The meeting will take place at Victoria Hall, with coffee available from 10am and the talk at 10.30am. Visitors are welcome.
Illustrated talk: Margaret Smith will give an illustrated talk, entitled Voyage to Antarctica, at St John’s Methodist Church on Monday at 7.30pm. Admission is free.
Victoria Hall: Tomorrow, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham bring their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion to Settle. Aly Bain is Scotland’s supreme traditional style fiddler, while Phil Cunningham is a superb, innovative instrumentalist. Together, they promise an exceptional evening’s entertainment. An unexpected drama, The Iranian Feast, will be performed on Wednesday when The Farnham Maltings stage a play with food from the heart of Persia. Part thriller, part cookery lesson this is a story of a family working out how life will be in the future. Next Friday, April 22, The Explosive Light Orchestra – performed by Symphonika – will reproduce the exciting works of ELO live. The month will be rounded off on Saturday, April 23, with The Way of the Drum (Mugen Taiko Dojo). This Japanese group will provide a dynamic and captivating show. For details and tickets, contact 01729 825718.
Messy church: The next messy church session will take place in St John’s Hall on Sunday. The theme for activities and fellowship will be Two Tiny Coins. The session will run from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and is open to all and will conclude with a hot meal.
Photographic Club: Settle Photographic Club will meet at Townhead Court on Monday at 7.30pm for its annual general meeting. It will be followed by a gallery entitled My Favourite pictures since last AGM. Each member can submit up to four images.
Amnesty International: The next Amnesty letter writing session will take place at Friends Meeting House in Kirkgate on Wednesday between 5pm and 8pm. Individuals are invited to come along and write a letter to assist in Amnesty’s work. Details are provided of cases and help is given with letter writing. For further details, contact 01729 268912.
The Folly: The Folly is staging two two hugely contrasting exhibitions. 1916: Chronicles of Courage is the third in the series of World War One 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. There are now almost 1,600 people involved from all over the world .
Fashion show: The Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to a fashion show on April 21 at Victoria Hall. The evening will commence at 7.30pm and will feature a range of fashions by Ahernes of Hellifield. Tickets cost £5.
Settle Sessions: The next Settle Sessions will be held at The Folly next Friday, April 22. It will see the launch of the latest volume of poetry by local poet Jean Stevens and a reading by Anne Caldwell, the literature programme manager for the British Council. There will also be a Read Two open mic session allowing local people to perform. Tickets costing £6 are available from The Folly, Cave and Crag and The Courtyard Dairy.
Give and take day: Settle Eco-Nite will hold a Give and Take Day next Saturday, April 23, at Victoria Hall. You are invited to bring along items which you no longer require (no clothing or shoes) and take away any items which are of use to you. There will be the facility to display photographs of larger items and equipment. The event will run from 9.30am to 2.30pm with last check in time for items at 1.30pm. No traders.
Gardening Club: Settle and District Gardening Club will meet on Wednesday, April 27, at 2pm, at Townhead Court when the speaker will be Marguerite Hughes. She will talk on Taking the Fear out of Pruning.
WI workshops: Settle WI is holding two craft workshops on Wednesday, April 27, in the Catholic Church Hall, Craven Terrace. Annie Austen-Meek will demonstrate how to make a Softpot garden container while Sue Amphlett, of Cottontail Crafts, will give an introduction to needlefelting – sculpting wool into figures and forms using a barbed felting needle. Each course costs £20 and includes all materials and tuition. Everyone is welcome. To book, contact Sue Sellars on 01729 825145 or email
Foreign film: The next film in TRAMPS’ foreign film season at Victoria Hall will be shown on Wednesday, April 27, at 7.45pm. Admission is £5. A Separation is in Farsi/Italian with English subtitles and tells of an Iranian couple trying to disentangle their marriage.
Bric-a-brac sale: Settle Parish Church will hold a bric-a-brac sale between 10am and 4pm on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30. Please note that this is the Friday of the Tour de Yorkshire.
Heritage Trust: On Friday, April 29, the North Craven Heritage Trust will hold a talk at St John’s Methodist Church entitled Settle-Carlisle Railway, 1850-1990: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. The meeting will begin at 7.30pm and admission is £3 for non-members. This event is in association with Ride2Stride 2016 and the speaker will be Martin Pearson.
Quiz night: A quiz night will be held at Settle Rugby Club on Friday, May 6, in aid of Settle Area Swimming Pool. The question master for the evening will be Stuart Marshall. The quiz will take place at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5, including supper. Tickets are available via HSBC bank in Settle, Settle Pool or via 015242 51488.
Theatre trips: Two theatre trips are being planned for the summer. The first trip is to the Gilbert and Sullivan International Festival on August 6 at Harrogate. This will be a Saturday matinee performance of Pirates of Penzance at the Royal Hall. The total price is £44, which includes a stalls seat, coach and gratuities. The second trip is to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford to see Wicked, which has been 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. The latest date for bookings is May 28. For details of both trips, contact 01729 823978.
Voices of Craven: In June of this year, there will be a Communities in Chorus event and there will be an opportunity for anyone who enjoys singing to get involved. The event will be launched at the Coniston Hotel, Coniston Cold, tonight at 6pm. Details can be obtained from 01756 748080.

SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643
Coffee morning: Eighteen-year-old Alex Whitaker from Silsden is volunteering overseas for a year with the charity Project Trust and is fundraising to support her placement. She is holding a coffee morning at St James Church Hall on Saturday from 9.30am to noon. As well as tea and coffee she will be serving toasted teacakes, chip butties and fish finger sandwiches. There will also be a cake stall, bric-a-brac and a tombola.
Craft workshop: Been Busy has a special event on Saturday. Val Hughes, an acknowledged artist, author and respected tutor of textile art, will run two workshops where she will sell signed copies of her recent book. Been Busy will offer a free signed copy to those who book a full day crafting with lunch at £50. Individual sessions are £20. In addition there is a learn to crochet session.
Local history: The website of Silsden Local History Group is now hosting A Time-Line of Silsden, which lists major events in village life between 1700 and the outbreak of the Second World War. The address of the site is The April meeting of the group takes place on Monday, April 25, at the Methodist Church, when chairman David Mason will discuss some early crimes and criminals. The following afternoon, there will be a drop-in session for would-be researchers at Silsden Town Hall between 2pm and 4pm. Both events are open to all.
Gala queen: Silsden Gala Committee will choose its 2016 King and Queen at a morning of family fun activities on Saturday, May 7, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. This will be at St James Church Hall and will include face-painting, raffle, penalty shootout, F1 racing competition, card making plus tea, coffee and cakes kindly donated by Crumbs café. All entrants must be five or over and accompanied by a parent.
Race night: St James Church will host a race night on Saturday at 6.30pm. The £5 ticket includes a pie and peas supper. Children under 11 will be admitted free. Funds raised will go to Mission Direct and the church,
Night of song: The Sound of Musicals will be staged at Silsden Methodist Church on May 7 at 7pm. Tickets are available from Twiggs newsagents or can be paid for on the door. They cost £6 for adults and £3 for children. All proceeds will go to Manorlands and Silsden Methodist Church.

Lacemakers: The March meeting of the Craven Guild of Lacemakers was well attended. The Triennial Project is almost complete, with all the individual pieces of lace made being put together to make the picture celebrating the 200th anniversary of the formation of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Elizabeth Burgess, a lace teacher, has been invited to the May meeting to give her talk on Ways to finish Lace. In October, one of the members will hold a quilling workshop. The next meeting is at Christ Church, Skipton, next Thursday, April 21, from 10am to 3.30pm and will include the AGM at 1.30pm. For more information, call 01535 656637.
Coffee morning: Trinity Methodist Church will hold a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am.
There will be stalls selling homemade cakes books and bric-a-brac as well as crafts and activities for all age groups. Proceeds will go towards the new Girl Guiding residential centre at Birk Crag, Harrogate.
Christ Church: Family Eucharist will be celebrated in Christ Church on Sunday at 9.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. The regular weekly service of Holy Communion will take place at 9.30am on Wednesday, followed by Toddler Praise at 10.30am (term-time only). This is a time of play, activities and talk held in the Church Hall.
Embroiderers’ Guild: Skipton Embroiderers’ Guild will meet on Monday from 10am for Stitch, Chat and Coffee. Rector Veronica James from Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, will give a talk Catwalk to Cassocks at noon. Please note the alteration in time from the usual 1pm. Anyone interested is very welcome.
Gardeners Club: Skipton Gardeners Club will meet on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Soroptimist Rooms, Otley Street. The guest speaker is Michael Myers, the Craven Herald’s monthly garden journal writer and Craven College horticultural lecturer. His subject is low maintenance and wild flower gardens.

Flower Club: Steeton Flower Club chairman Sue Little introduced Carys Harrison, a new demonstrator to Steeton. Carys entertained everyone with her wonderful designs inspired by her travels to Australia, Austria and especially Japan, using unusual containers and beautiful flowers and accessories to create marvellous interpretations of these countries. The vote of thanks was given by Kath Eagan. The next meeting at Sutton Village Hall will be a workshop. Containers and flowers will be provided and members should bring a selection of greenery. For more information, call 01282 867557.

Art Club: On Wednesday, Paul Talbot-Greaves will give a demonstration in watercolours at the Community Centre, North Street, at 7pm. Visitors are welcome for an entrance fee of £3.50.
Women’s Institute: Sutton in Craven WI has finalised its plans for a coffee morning at the community centre on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am. There will be homemade cakes and biscuits, a produce stall, a tombola and a book stall. Members will also have a spring lunch at the Graven College Brasserie on Thursday.
St Thomas’: On Sunday, the 10.45am Holy Communion will be followed by the annual parochial church meeting. On Wednesday, at 7.30pm, there will be an Evening of Accordion Music with Thom Hardaker, Admission is £10 for adults and £6 for children under 12.

THORNTON-IN-LONSDALE: Paula Kendall, 015242 42390 and Rosemary Hartley, 015242 42207
Concert success: The spring musical concert held St Oswald’s Church raised £135 towards the church general fund. A bright selection of music by flautist David Edmonds and pianist Charles Edmondson was appreciated by all and a tasty buffet complemented the event.
Charity thanks: Liz and Roger Neale wish to thank all who raised £165 towards Marie Curie Cancer Care.
St Oswald’s: St Oswald’s warmly invites all to their coffee morning on Tuesday from 10.30am to noon. It will include bric-a-brac and cakes. Proceeds will go to the church general fund. Sunday services at St Oswald’s Church are held at 9.30am.
Coffee morning: Westhouse Methodists will hold a coffee morning on Wednesday, April 27, from 10am to noon. Donations given for coffee and cakes go to local charities.

UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Rounders practice: The first practice of the year for ladies rounders team Cracoe Crackers will take place next Thursday, April 21, at 7pm at the cricket pitch.
Women’s Institute: Last month’s speaker at the Rylstone WI meeting held in Cracoe Village Hall was Peter Longbottom, who spoke about his passion for beekeeping. He took along to the meeting jars of honey harvested from his hives. The competition, something made from beeswax, was won by Margaret Robinson.
Annual meeting: Cracoe Cricket Club will hold its annual general meeting at The Devonshire Arms in the village tonight from 7pm.
Family history: Wharfedale Family History Group will meet at 2.30pm on Saturday at the Threshfield Village Institute. Peter Higginbotham will give a talk, Doing Porridge, The Story of English Prisons.

Community Centre: On Wednesday, the centre will host Meet and Eat, with dining, at noon and the friendly quiz at 8pm. Craven Crafts meets on Friday at 10am and the quilting group meets Sunday at 10am. Beatles tribute band Twist and Shout will perform on Saturday, May 14, at 7.30pm.