Austwick Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215 Guest Speaker: Julie Dodgson was the guest speaker at the September meeting of Austwick WI. Julie is the managing director of Crossgates, health, hair and beauty, at Gargrave. The next meeting is the annual general meeting, which will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday, October 13, in the Parish Hall and will be followed by refreshments. The WI will be taking part in the MacMillan World’s biggest coffee morning on October 1, 10.30am-12.30pm in Austwick Parish Hall. As well as coffee, biscuits and scones there will be a cake stall and raffle Church Walk: The Rev Canon Ian Greenhalgh will lead a walk on Saturday over to Feizor and back. Meet at the church at 9.30am. On Sunday at 9.30am there is Holy Communion at Austwick Church; 11am Holy Communion at Clapham; 6.45pm Harvest Thanksgiving at Keasden; 7pm Evensong at Eldroth.

Bowling Competition: Austwick Bowling club held its last competition on Saturday. The Captain’s Day winner was J Berry and the runner-up was T Kerr. It has been suggested to continue meeting on Saturdays at 1.30 pm as long as the weather holds and the green is fit to play on. The end of season meal will again be held at the Knights Table on October 5. Those wishing to go should contact Anne Smale on 01282 423541 or 51103 for a menu.

Barnoldswick Rotary Club: How does a gas fitter become a podiatrist? One way was explained by Alan Hardman in a talk to fellow members of Barnoldswick and Earby Rotary Club. He said he was born in Rochdale and later went to school in Padiham. He was advised by a careers officer to become an apprentice gas fitter, which he did, and passed his exams to qualify after five years, going on to serve as a fitter. He was also in a pop group. Then he decided to go back to night school and gained an A-level in human biology, studied anatomy and went on to be fully-qualified in podiatric medicine. He decided to work for himself and got a lot of customers, but wanted to move into the Health Service. He had stints at Calderstones and Brockholes Hospital. Then he managed to become full time with the NHS, for 20 years before retiring from the clinic at St Peter’s in Burnley.

Bolton Abbey Priory Church: The regular Sunday services are Communion (said) at 8 am, 10.30 am Sung Eucharist and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. On the first Sunday of the month there is the Liquid Family Service at 9.15am. This is a fun service for all the family with songs, prayers and activities. On Wednesday there is a said communion service at 10am. Today, Thursday, there will be a Ministry of Healing Service at 7pm in the Priory. On Monday at 7pm The Singing Children of Africa will perform as part of their tour I Smile. It’s an exciting evening filled with energetic and uplifting performances. No entrance charge. A special evening, Shining a Light on the Priory, presented by Malcolm Parsons, is on at 7 pm in the Priory. This will be an illustrated talk on the history of the Nave, from Henry VIII to today, followed by a full demonstration of the new lighting and a glass of wine. Free Entry. Everybody welcome. Parking at the Priory for all the evening events. The Boyle and Petyt harvest show is on Saturday at 2pm, with an the array of exhibits from the children and adults. Cream teas, a cake stall, games and a pet show will all feature.

Bradley Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369 Art Exhibition: There will be an exhibition and sale of work by artist J Alec Pearson (1933-2009) on Sunday; it will take place in the village hall between 10am and 4pm and will feature unframed landscapes and sketches in watercolour, charcoal, pastel and pen and ink.

Village Hall: Bradley village hall and meeting room are available to hire for parties, clubs, meetings, music and theatre shows. Contact Greg Coughlin on 07808 142093, or Library Books: There is a small library of books outside the village hall. These are free to borrow and donations of books are also welcomed.

Parish Council: The next meeting of the Parish Council will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday in the village hall.

Carleton Garage Sale: There will be another opportunity to grab yourself some bargains from garages, gardens, and pavements around the village on Saturday at the Great Carleton Garage Sale. On the day, purchase your map at the Swan, entry is £2 per adult. Stalls will be open noon-4 pm. All proceeds for the Recreation Ground Project. Contact Leonie Gunn on 07731 316726.

Monday Club: On Monday at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, cost £3, the owners of the Oldest Sweet Shop in the World (Pateley Bridge) will be talking about the history of the shop and the sweets. All ladies welcome.

Eyes Down: Bingo Night at The Swan Inn on Wednesday at 8.30 pm. Cash prizes.

St Mary’s: Bill Mitchell Exhibition from Settle Stories at St Mary’s Church. To Sunday September 25, 9 am-4 pm daily (Sundays 1- 4 pm only). Free entry. The Coffee Pot is at St Mary’s every Friday, 2-4 pm. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate with complimentary biscuits. All welcome. On Sunday there will be a Bread, Wine and Worship at 11 am. This is a more informal service with a short family communion and worship songs.

Clapham Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135 Harvest Supper: St Matthew’s Church Keasden will hold a domino drive and harvest supper at Eldroth Parish Hall on Saturday, September 24, at 7.30pm. The event will include a raffle, all welcome.

Village Quiz: Clapham Village Hall Quiz, a Stuart Marshall production, in association with Clapham Village Hall Committee will take place on Friday, October 7, in the Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Supper is included in the cost of £7.50. All proceeds will go to Village Hall funds, tickets available from the Village Store, Lorraine Wildman, from David Kingsley by emailing or telephone 015242 51240. Teams of four but twos and individuals welcome.

Autumn Lectures: The next Clapham Autumn Lectures will be firstly ‘Traditional Folk Music- placed in social context in the villages of the Yorkshire Dales during the last two centuries’, four talks by Bob Ellis, who will give musical illustration on his melodeon, commencing on Tuesday and running for four weeks. Followed by ‘Hard Times and Good Times- Life in Victorian North-West England’, a series of six talks by Dr Mike Winstanley, commencing Tuesday, October 25. All lectures in Clapham School on Tuesdays from 7.15pm-9.15pm. Enquiries to 015242 51324.

Indoor Bowling: The autumn indoor bowling sessions will begin again in Clapham Village Hall on Monday, October 3, from 1.30pm. The cost is £2 and includes refreshments. New players welcome.

Coniston Cold St Peter’s: On Sunday at St Peter’s Church there will be a Holy Communion Service at 9.30am.

Cononley Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872 St John’s: Tickets are on sale at Cononley Post Office for a cookery demonstration by Mike The Baker on Saturday in Cononley Institute at 7pm. Tickets are £7.50 and include eating the food produced and a book of the recipes. There will be a bar and raffle. Sunday’s services are at 8am, Holy Communion – prayer book, and 11am Holy Communion, both led by the Rev Dr John Peet. Thanks go to those who are bringing tins for the food bank.

Jaywalkers Play: The Bench will be performed on Friday September 30 at 7.30pm in the Institute. Tickets are £7 from Cononley Post Office.

Beer Festival: This has been moved to Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29.

Draughton Jane Markham, 01756 711305 St Augustine’s: The service at St Augustine’s Church on Sunday will be Morning Prayer, starting at 11.15am. All welcome.

Earby David Hartley, 01282 842617 Churches Together: Voting slips are now available for the Rev Malcom King Award at the New Road Community Centre and in the churches and should be returned to David Hartley at 3 Greenbank, Earby, BB18 6QQ, put in the suggestions box on the wall outside the lounge door in New Road Community Centre or given to clergy or members of any of the churches by the last day of September. Voters must be 16 years or older and directly involved in the community.

Gardeners Society: Earby and District Gardeners Society would like to remind everyone that the group’s monthly winter programme will commence on the second Tuesday in October at 7.30pm in the lounge of the New Road Community Centre.

St Peter’s: Derek Clegg will lead the service at 10.30am service on Sunday. There will be an exercise class at 1.30pm on Monday. The next Songs of Praise service followed by tea will be held at 4pm on Sunday, September 25.

Embsay with Eastby Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197 Film Night: The new season of Film Nights in Embsay Village Hall starts on Wednesday at 7.30pm with the screening of The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking. Admission is £5 and this includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

Drop-in Surgery: PSCO Ruth Pearson’s next drop-in surgery will be at Samuel Taylors on Thursday, 10.30-11.30am.

Church Services: On Sunday St Mary’s will hold a communion service at 9.30am which will be a shorter form of celebration with children’s activities. The Methodist Chapel’s 10.30am service will be led by Susanne Platt. All welcome. On Tuesday at 10.30am St Mary’s celebrates a quiet Communion service with tea and coffee served afterwards, then from 2-4pm the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation. On Friday there will be ‘Smiley Faces’ or toddler praise, 1.45-3.15pm at St Mary’s. These sessions are for pre-school children and parents, grandparents and carers. Lots of toys, craft, a Bible story, singing, juice, tea, coffee and time to chat.

Bag Collection: The next Fire Fighters Bag Collection will be on Thursday from the Pre-School in the Village Hall. Clothing would be appreciated to raise money for the Pre-School and the Fire Fighters. Please drop bags off at the Pre-School on Thursday or to arrange collection call Judith on 791123.

Sunday Brunch: Embsay-with-Eastby’s Pre-School’s Sunday Brunch in conjunction with the Embsay Fell Race is on Sunday, 11am-2.30pm in Embsay Village Hall, Main Street. Homemade food and activities for children.

Steam Railway: The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is steaming through September with additional dates for Cream Teas and Fish and Chip Specials, including a new first class service!

Farnhill and Kildwick Joyce Wood, 01535 635880 St Andrew’s: Tomorrow afternoon, Friday, Kildwick School are in the church for their collective worship. On Sunday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8.15am and at 100am. On Sunday afternoon the church will be open to visitors from 2.30-4.30pm and tea and scones will be served in the Parish Rooms. Each Wednesday there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am (in the parish rooms).

Coffee Morning: At the Farnhill Methodist Coffee Morning held on Saturday a total of £81.50 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Society and £30 for the Gambia Schools Trust.

Village Pump: The over 50’s Village Pump group meets in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Wednesday from 2- 3.30pm. Visitors and new members welcome.

Canal Anniversary: To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal completion there will be a talk by Mike Clarke, President of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society, to be held in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute tomorrow at 7pm. Tickets are £5 on the door, including refreshments and a bar is available.

Cowling Kathryn Wilson, 01535 631225 Clearance Sale: New 2U is having a general bric-a-brac clearance sale throughout September, with all items priced between 10p and £1. Items include electricals, toys, crockery, vases, general household items and children’s clothes. Proceeds go to local charities. Opening times are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm and Saturdays 10am-noon.

Gargrave Sally Jennings, 01756 748098 Coffee Morning: From 10am in the Village Hall on Saturday with all contributions being donated to Village Hall funds. As well as home made cakes, toasted teacakes and tea or coffee there will also be a book stall and raffle. To donate any items to the jumble sale on September 24 leave then at the hall during the morning.

Sequence Dance: A modern sequence dance takes place on Saturday from 7pm in the Village Hall. Entry is £4 per person, which includes tea and biscuits, everybody welcome.

St Andrew’s: On Sunday there will be traditional BCP Communion at 8am at St Andrew’s Church, followed at 10.45 by the annual Harvest Festival, with a sale of Produce and then a harvest lunch together. All welcome.

Community Library: At Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library there is an illustrated talk by Alan Hulme and Kit Kilner, of the Dales Ranger Service, entitled ‘A Walk in the Park’ on Wednesday in Gargrave Village Hall. about the work of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and about what happens on the ground. Doors open from 7pm, take your own refreshments. Entrance is £3 on the door and the talk will start at 7.30pm.

Jumble Sale: This will commence from 10am on Saturday 24 September in the Village Hall. Entry is 20p per person and refreshments are available throughout the morning. All proceeds will be donated to Village Hall funds.

Jay Walkers: Their next performance in Gargrave Village Hall will be on Saturday 24 September from 7.30pm. The play is titled “The Bench” - One Day, One Bench, Eight Encounters and tickets are £7 per person and are available from either the Library or 01756 640027.

MacMillan Coffee Morning: This will take place on Thursday 29 September between 10am and noon in Crossgates Wellbeing and Health Centre, The Barn, West Street, Gargrave. All are welcome to attend and cake donations will be very welcome too.

Grassington Sheila Denby, 01756 752605 Music Spirit: Grassington Singers feature their programme of songs Feel the Spirit on ‘Inspiration Sunday,’ September 25, at Grassington Town Hall, 3pm. Tickets, at £7.50 each, include a cream tea at are available from The Hub in Grassington.

Friends Coffee: There is a coffee morning organised by the Friends of Upper Wharfedale School in Church House on Saturday, from 9.30am.

Forties Weekend: Grassington’s 1940s weekend take place on Saturday and Sunday. Residents are reminded that the two main streets will be closed from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday. More information on the weekend is available from John Benson at The Craft Shop in the village square, on 01756 753576.

Seats Fund: The Octagon Seating Fund at Grassington Town Hall has now reached £9,000 towards the target of £12,000, and installation of new seats is planned for October. Donation are still being sought - each seat costs about £155, or £125 if the donation is gift-aided. Satellite TV equipment is to be installed shortly. To make a donation to the fund contact Andrew Wilson, chairman of Grassington Town Hall, on

Toddler Praise: The next Toddler Praise in Church House, Grassington, will be held on Sunday at 4pm, with crafts, storytelling, activities and songs for pre-school aged children.

Home Tea: Gills Top Anchor Care Home in Grassington is holding an afternoon tea in Church House on Saturday.

Hellifield Kenneth Leak, 01729 850845 Women’s Institute: The WI meets tonight, Thursday, in the Institute at 7.15pm, when Brian Higgs will be providing an ‘Antiques Roadshow’. Members can take along items for valuation by Brian, who is a national antiques expert, plus TV and radio personality. Anyone interested in going along to this event, or perhaps joining the WI can contact Karen Dunwoodie on 01729 851070 or email Karen on

Coffee Morning: The Coffee Morning this Saturday in the Institute is a Hellifield Youth event. There will be stalls, raffle etc. All welcome, from 10am.

Walking Group: The September walk by the Village Walking Group will take place on Sunday, meeting by Aherne’s at 1pm. It has been organised by Eunice Horsfield (851053) and is a Tosside to Gisburn Forest Walk - between five and six miles, and is rated moderate. All welcome. Dogs must be on leads and children accompanied. Bring suitable clothing, footwear, and a drink.

Harvest Lunch: St Aidan’s will be holding a Harvest Lunch with music at the Institute on Sunday, October 2, starting at noon, following the morning service. Tickets are £8.50 from Sheila Swinbank on 850458.

Also in the Institute on Sunday 2-4pm, there is entertainment from the Craven Accordion Orchestra. There will be a programme of music for all tastes, and tickets will be £5, including refreshments. Contact Sheila Swinbank on 01729 850458 for details of the above.

Age Concern: The Age Concern group meets every Friday for the Luncheon Club, in which members enjoy lunches at different local venues. Numbers attending should be with Ellen by the Wednesday morning before the meal. Contact her on 850864 for details of this and for other information on club lunches and outings.

Contact Bob and Mavis Walker on 850828 for details of the shopping trips to Morrisons, Skipton. These are not restricted to Age Concern members and are held on the third Tuesday of each month.

Horton-in-Ribblesdale Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235 Churches Service: There will be a church service for the three parishes of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Stainforth and Langcliffe at 10.30am on Sunday at St Oswald’s.

School Grants: The Governors of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary school exhibition foundation are prepared to consider applications for grants towards full time continuous courses of advance study. Applicants must currently be resident in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and to have lived there and attended a local school for not less than two years. Application forms can be obtained from Horton-in-Ribblesdale School, and must be completed and returned to the same address by the September 23.

Giggleswick Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639 Whiteley Theatre: On Saturday September 24 With Wings theatre returns with a performance of Le Bossu, a re-telling of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’. On September 25 Community Cinemas will be showing ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ at 3.30pm. Giggleswick School will be staging Les Miserables from November 30-December 3. Tickets are available from September 21; details of tickets available from 01729 893180 or via Dr Tony Gill talks on mental health awareness on September 21 at 7pm and is open to all. This event is free with an opportunity to give donations to support Horton Community Cafes in Settle and Skiptons.

St Alkelda’s: The church is holding a craft and flowers exhibition on September 23, 24 and 25. There will be a preview event on the Friday between 7-9pm with wine served. On Saturday the exhibition will be open between 10am-4pm and on Sunday 1-4pm, with refreshments served throughout on Saturday and Sunday.

Ingleton Sue Brown, 015242 41835 Parish Council: At the September meeting of Ingleton Parish Council, a member of the public raised the matter of the refurbishment of the railings by Jenkin’s Beck. After discussion it was agreed by the meeting to pursue this matter with North Yorkshire County Council. Another member of the public brought up the problem of parking and it was agreed that councillors would support a review of current parking restrictions. An honesty box has been installed at the park toilets. Coun Ward reported the wall at the Middle School along Laundry Lane was in need of repair and it was agreed to request NYCC to action this and to cut the hedge which was obstructing the footway. The clerk updated members on the situation regarding the damaged street light on Bentham Road and all agreed it should be replaced. Coun Metcalfe reported there was now a Chapel-le-Dale newsletter also work had been progressing on the B4RN project over the weekend. Coun McGonnigal raised the matter of opening out the view of the village by pruning the trees on the steps from the Community Centre car park down to Main Street and the chairman will raise this at the next Village Action Team meeting. Coun Macaulay confirmed 16 local residents had expressed interest in taking allotments and he felt the next step was a meeting to form a committee. Coun Lis confirmed NYCC had refused permission for Craven Wanderers juniors to use their section of the Middle School field and the football facility at Burton was mentioned as an alternative possibility. He also confirmed the lorry park was under consideration for housing as it was believed there would be sufficient space on the Community Centre car park for overnight HGVs. Ingleton in Bloom had requested that Craven District Council (CDC) clear the pile of branches that they have collected. Coun Lis will contact CDC but he felt that if they refuse, then the Parish Council should action this.

Produce Show: The 46th Women’s Institute Produce, Arts and Crafts, Floral Art and Pot Plant Show will be held on Saturday at 1pm in the Ingleborough Community Centre. Admission is 50p, children are free.

Langcliffe Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303 Angel Festival: To give people ideas for creating angels for their doors and windows for the St John’s Church Angel Festival, there will be a workshop in church on Monday, 4-8pm. Please let Kate know if you will attend. This year’s Harvest Festival is on October 9. The Harvest Service is at 4pm, followed by a simple supper of bread, cheese and apple pie. Donations of non-perishable items will be passed on to the food bank. Cash donations will be given to ‘Farm Africa’; a charity that works with people in East Africa, enabling them to grow their own food.

Settle Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639 Railway Walks: On Saturday there is a 12-mile moderately strenuous circular walk departing from Horton in Ribblesdale at 9.58am. On there is a walk from Richmond to Easby Abbey as part of the ‘get walking’ series. This is a five-mile easy walk and is suitable for families, but not for buggies as there may be stiles to cross. The walk leaves Ribblehead at 10.28am and will return there at the end of the day. A service bus is used to and from the walk area. Details can be found at Gallery Exhibition: The exhibition at The Gallery On the Green ‘The Light at the End’ finishes on Thursday. Featuring the work of Escape Tunnel Crafts, the exhibitiond illustrates their quirky take on everyday objects. It will be followed by ‘Who Will Survive This?’, an installation by photographer Mike Kilyon and poet Sue Vickerman.

Victoria Hall: Gordon Steel stages his play Grow up Grandad, today. This is a pay ‘what you feel’event. The music of Simon and Garfunkel is brought to life tomorrow by songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey. On Saturday ‘Blues’ presents 100 years of blues. with 90 minutes to play it. On September 22 the hall welcomes Lulo Reinhardt and Andre Krengel in a celebration of guitar magic. Then on September 23, legendary radio star David Hamilton presents the hits of yesteryear. On September 24 the hall once again welcomes the talented West Yorkshire Savoyards for their annual Gilbert and Sullivan performance. This year they return to ‘The Mikado’. For details and tickets of contact 01729 825718.

Coffee Pot: Many thanks to everyone who supported the St John’s Methodist Church coffee pot last week in aid of NSPCC.The Coffee Pot is held every Tuesday, 10am-noon.

Yoga Classes: Yoga sessions will recommence this week, based at Settle Primary School. The sessions are held 7.30-9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and cost £42 for six sessions, or £8 per session. For further details contact 07947 027188.

Operatic Society: Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Settle Amateur Operatic Society production The Likes of Us from Victoria Hall. The show is the first collaboration by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber and was written in 1965 but not performed until 2005. It is based on the true story of philanthropist Dr Barnardo. The show will be staged October 26-29 at 7.30pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday. Group and family tickets available.

The Folly: On Saturday Dr Jessica Meyer presents a talk linked to the WW1 1916 exhibition ‘From Front Line to Convalescent Hospital: The Evacuation of the British Wounded on the Western Front.’ This will take place at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7 to be bought in advance from The Folly or on 01729 822893.

Autumn Yoga: Yoga classes will again be taking place in Settle this autumn and details can be obtained on 07547 579069. Classes on Mondays will be held at the Friends’ Meeting Rooms and the 12.30-2pm session is suitable for all levels, followed by a beginners’ session 2.15-3.30pm. On Tuesdays there will be a session for all levels at the School of Dance on Station Road 7-8.30pm.

Folk Club: The Three Peaks Folk Club next meets on Saturday at Settle Social Club, 8.30pm. This session will mark the annual ‘Sally Day’, celebrating the life of Sally Wright and will feature music and songs which were amongst her favourites. There will be an audience with Jeff Wright and Stuart Douglas as well as performances by floor singers and support artists. Admission £5.

Band Concert: St John’s Methodist Church is hosting a concert by Giggleswick and Settle Band on Saturday. Tickets are £10 (under 18s £3) and are available from 01729 823629.

Messy Church: The next Messy Church session will take place at St John’s Hall on Sunday 3.30-5.30pm. This is an opportunity for families to get together to worship, enjoy craft activities and share a hot meal. The event is free but there will be an opportunity to donate towards the catering costs and resources.

Photographic Group: Following their exhibition around the town and at Clapham the group next meets at Townhead Court on Monday at 7.30pm. This event is the annual print exhibition, an informal competition in which members are invited to submit up to two A4 prints and other members vote for their favourites. The gallery for the evening will be on the theme ‘Black and White’.

Tramps Season: The new season of foreign language films begins at Tramps in Victoria Hall with a showing of Tabu on September 28.

Theatre Trips: Booking is underway for a number of trips. There are still seats available for the production at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick of Dial M for Murder on November 2, leaving Settle Cricket Club at 9.30am, £30 per person. Also booking for March 29, ballet The Red Shoes at Bradford Alhambra, £42 per person. In March ‘War Horse’ is at the Alhambra and expressions of interest are required to arrange booking tickets. This will take place on March 7 2018. The price for this trip will be £60. For more details contact Michael Cullingworth 01729 823978.

Pool Friends: The Friends of Settle Swimming Pool 200 September draw took place at Victoria Hall Settle and was drawn by Ann Harding. 1st prize no 11- Patrick Turton, £50; 2nd Prize no 8 - Vanessa Stone, £30; 3rd Prize No 44 - E N Mason, £20.

Skipton Women’s Institute: The Happy Bundays WI enjoyed a talk by the team from Coffee Care who shared their story with a presentation and tasting session. The next meeting is on Monday at Champions Church, Skipton, at 8pm when international opera singer Bibi Heal will lead a singing evening.

Holy Trinity: On Friday Craven College’s Awards Ceremony will be held in the church at 6pm. On Sunday there will be a Holy Communion service at 8am, a Parish Communion service at 9.45am and an Evening service at 6pm. On Tuesday the Toddle into Church activities for babies and pre-school children are in the Vestry Rooms, 2-3pm. On Wednesday there is Holy Communion at 10.45am using the historical version of the service from The Book of Common Prayer. The coffee shop opens 10am-2pm, Wednesday to Friday, and the café, with a wider menu, on Saturday from 10am-3pm.

Trinity Methodist: The church coffee morning is on Saturday at 10am, with proceeds going to Belize to assist victims of Hurricane Earl. Bishop Roosvelt Papouloute from Belize visited Trinity Methodist Church in July.

Italian Circle: The Skipton Italian Circle will meet at 8pm on Thursday at the Soroptimist Rooms, Otley Street. Barbara Henderson will give a presentation (in English) on: ‘Casa Cuseni: A House in Sicily.’ Admission free for members and £5 for visitors.

Christ Church: Family Eucharist will be held in Christ Church on Sunday at 9.30am, and the regular Wednesday Service of Holy Communion will take place at 9.30am. Christ Church Brownies meet on Wednesdays, 6.15-7.30pm and Toddler Praise will take place at 10.30am, also on Wednesdays.

St Mary’s: St Mary’s Carleton Coffee Pot will take place 2-4pm tomorrow, Friday. A Service of Bread, Wine and Worship will take place on Sunday at 11am.

Silsden Linda Berry, 01535 654643 Amnesty International: Silsden Amnesty International Group is holding its annual coffee morning on Saturday in the Methodist Church 9.30-11.30am. Members are campaigning for a medical assessment of Lui Ping, a Chinese factory worker who was sentenced to imprisonment for publicly demanding Chinese officials declare their wealth.

Stroke Meeting: Anyone who would benefit from a friendly monthly get-together is asked to to register interest by emailing Grace at or phone Liz on 01535 618008.

History Group: Silsden Local history group is planning a visit to the last remaining steam operated weaving mill and looms at Burnley. The visit costs £15 and takes place tomorrow, Friday, 1pm. Contact Barbara on 07768 065268 to reserve a place.

Wellbeing Cafe: Silsden and District Wellbeing Café at Silsden Methodist Church meets on the third Thursday of the month. The next is today. For more information contact Andrea on 07956 543031. Learn to crochet, knit, cross stitch etc at the Methodist Church on Wednesday, 9.30am-noon.

Stainforth John Manning, 01729 822547 Harvest Thanksgiving: There will be a celebration of Harvest Thanksgiving at St Peter’s Church on Sunday at 4pm. The service will include visiting choir, Bentham Praise. This will be followed by an auction of flowers, fruit and vegetables, with Kyle Handy acting as auctioneer.

Steeton Steeton Methodist Church is holding a Village Show on Saturday, 10am-noon. The following classes can be entered by any age, 20p per class. Adults and children will have separate prizes. Class 1 Longest Runner Bean; Class 2. Biggest Potato; Class 3 Miniature Garden – garden in a cake tin,plant pot, seed tray etc; Class 4 Pencil drawing of a tree; Class 5 Insect made from paper; Class 6 Handwriting ( Chorus of All Things Bright and Beautiful ); Class 7 Decorated Cup Cake fit for a Queen; Class 8 Three identical homemade biscuits. All entries to the Chapel entrance hall by 9.30am on the day. There will be refreshments, a cake stall and tombola. All welcome. Proceeds for new windows in the church.

Upper Wharfedale Sheila Denby 01756 752605 Kilnsey Squirrels: Red Squirrel Day at Kilnsey Park Estate will be celebrated on Sunday, October 2. It features a behind-the-scenes tour of the park’s colony of red squirrels and includes information on what can be done to help these endangered creatures to survive. The event is free but there is a charge for the Kilnsey Trail. Phone 01756 652150.

Singers Search: New tenors and basses are being sought for Buckden Singers, the community choir. Anyone interested should attend the rehearsal this evening at 7.15pm in Buckden Village Institute.

Parish Meeting: The next parish meeting for Hetton-cum-Bordley takes place on September 27 at 7.30pm in Hetton Chapel School Room.

Toddlers Group: The Baby and Toddler group for Hetton and Bordley meets on Tuesday mornings 10am-noon in Hetton Methodist Church School Room. There is a £1 donation per family.

Shoes Talk: The speaker at the last Rylstone Women’s Institute meeting was Linda Sawley, whose topic was ‘Shoes - Their History and Mine’. The next meeting ison October 6 when Beryl Bamforth will talk about ‘Life on the Wicked Stage.’ Schools Consultation: A consultation meeting on the federation of Burnsall VA, Cracoe and Rylstone VC, Grassington VC and Kettlewell primary schools will take place on September 26, at 7pm, at St Margaret Clitherow RC Church, Threshfield.