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THINGS TO DO in the next two weeks

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 Tue 18 Dec 2018

Only Thu. Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, Gayle Lane, Hawes. DL8 3RN. Christmas Shopping Evenings. Unique gifts, create your own hamper. Specialities served in restaurant 5pm - 7.30pm. Complimentary mince pies & mulled wine. Festive entertainment. 5pm - 8pm. tel: 01969 667664 email: creamery@wensleydale.co.uk web: http://www.wensleydale.co.uk

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Ripon Spa Hotel, Ripon, HG4 2BU. Skelldale Singers - Christmas Concert. tel: 01765 608057

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Sowerby Christmas Tree, St Oswald's Church. Annual Christmas Carol service for all ages- come and join in the singing of traditional carols around the Christmas tree with Thirsk British Legion Band. 7-8pm. Free.

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Sowerby Methodist Church. After the Sowerby Christmas Tree carol service come and hear Mowbray Singers singing Carols with Christmas themed readings. 8pm. Retiring collection.

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Topcliffe & Asenby Village Hall. Christmas Lunch for Topcliffe and Asenby village residents over 65- limited to first 30 to register with Judith Lowe. 12.30pm. Only £15.

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Thirsk Community Library. Chapel Street. Annual General Meeting of Thirsk Community Library. To present the Annual Report and Accounts from April 2017 to April 2018. 7pm. email: sward1901@gmail.com

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 Thu 20 Dec 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'The Grinch'(U) A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas. 7.30pm. £6, under 15s & over 60s £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Northallerton Town Cricket Club, Farndale Avenue, DL7 8SN. NYMR Northallerton Area Group. An afternoon of ‘NYMR ON DVD’. 2:00p.m. £3.00. tel: 01642 767233 tickets: On door. email: ianmcinnes73@live.com

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Kilburn Institute, Kilburn, YO61 4AH. Pocket Panto present Dick Whittington (and his cat). Join us for songs, laughter and happy ever after. 6.00pm. Adults £10.00 Accompanied children under 16 free of charge. tel: 01347 868359/01347 868696 tickets: john.harron@tiscali.co.uk/Graham.matthews@outlook.com

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Nether Silton, Thirsk YO7 2JZ. Carols around the tree with Thirsk RBL Band. 7-8pm.

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Northallerton Methodist Church. Sing Carols Concert, featuring Choir, Music Group & 1st Northallerton Girls Brigade. 7pm. Free, but tickets in advance from Church Coffee Pot Wed & Sat am. tel: 01609 776590 for tickets also

Fri 21 Dec 2018 to
 Sat 22 Dec 2018

Shandy Hall, Coxwold, YO61 4AD. Shandy Hall by Candlelight. A tour of Shandy Hall, author of Tristram Shandy, culminating with mulled wine & a mince pie by the fire. All tours start at 4pm. £15. web: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk

Sat 22 Dec 2018

St. James Green Methodist Church, Thirsk, Y07 1AQ. Coffee & Chat. 10am - 12noon.

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 Sun 23 Dec 2018

Prophecy House, High Bridge, Harrogate Road, Knaresborough, Hg5 8DD. Mother Shipton’s is opening for the first time this Christmas. Children meet Santa, then choose from an array of wonderful gifts in his Toy Shop. Be greeted by the Head Elf for story time and don’t forget to bring your camera for a photo opportunity in Santa’s Sleigh!. tel: 01423 864600 tickets: Online email: info@mothershipton.co.uk web: http://www.mothershipton.co.uk/event/christmas/

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre,YO62 5DW. 'The Nutcracker'. Bolshoi Ballet. 3pm. tel: 01439 771700 web: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Sandhutton, Thirsk YO7 4RS. Carols around the tree with Thirsk RBL Band. 5.30-7pm.

Sun 23 Dec 2018

St James' Green Methodist Church, Thirsk, Y07 1AQ. Carols on Sunday. 10.30am - 11.30am.

Sun 23 Dec 2018

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Carol Service. Come and celebrate Christmas and enjoy singing carols! All welcome,. 3pm. Free. tel: 01845574742 tickets: No tickets needed email: derek.simpson@btinternet.com web: https://www.thirskparishes.org/alpha

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 Mon 24 Dec 2018

Stockeld Park. Santas Grotto. From 10.30am. Varied. tel: 01937 586333 tickets: Online or at the ticket office email: ann.neal@stockeldpark.co.uk web: http://stockeldpark.co.uk

Mon 24 Dec 2018

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Crib Service. Come and join us for the special service where the Crib is set up. 4pm. Free. tel: 01845574742 email: derek.simpson@btinternet.com web: https://www.thirskparishes.org/alpha

Mon 24 Dec 2018

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. First Communion of Christmas. 11:30pm. tel: 01845574742 email: derek.simpson@btinternet.com web: https://www.thirskparishes.org/alpha

Mon 24 Dec 2018 to
 Tue 25 Dec 2018

All Saints Catholic Church, Thirsk YO7 1HL. Christmas Eve: Carols at 6.30; Mass 7pm. Christmas Day: Mass at 10.30am. tel: 01845 527011 web: http://www.allsaintsthirsk.org.uk

Mon 24 Dec 2018 to
 Tue 25 Dec 2018

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Christmas Eve: 4.00pm Crib Service; 11.00pm 'Midnight' Communion. Christmas Day: 9.30am Joint All Age Christmas Celebration at Sowerby Methodist Church. tel: 01845 522814 web: http://www.stoswaldsowerby.org.uk

Tue 25 Dec 2018

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Christmas Day Family Communion Service. Come and celebrate Christ's birth. 10:15am. tel: 01845574742 email: derek.simpson@btinternet.com web: https://www.thirskparishes.org/alpha

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 Thu 27 Dec 2018

Only Thu. All Hambleton car parks. Parking is free of charge in all car parks run by Hambleton District Council on Thursdays in December and every day 25 Dec to 1 Jan. In Thirsk this means the Market Place, Millgate, Marage and Nursery Gardens car parks, but the same applies in Bedale, Stokesley, Easingwold and Northallerton. Any parking time limits still apply.

Fri 21 Dec 2018 to
 Thu 27 Dec 2018

Not Mon Tue Wed. The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Fantastic Beasts, The Grimes of Grindleward', 12A, further adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. 7.30pm. £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 28 Dec 2018

Parochial Hall. Sowerby, YO7 1LY. Social Sequence Dancing - please bring food to share. Raffle for cancer charities. Everyone welcome.. 1.00pm till 4.00pm. £4.00 per person. tickets: On the door. email: mickgudgeon@hotmail.com

Sat 29 Dec 2018

Potto Village Hall, Potto DL6 3HQ. Pantomime: Dick Whittington & his Cat. Join Dick Whittington as he seeks fame & fortune in old London Town. With 'Pocket Panto' there's bound to be fun, laughter & 'Happy Ever After!'. 2pm. £10,Under 18-£7.50. tel: 01642 700609, 700840 or 706135 tickets: 01642 700609, 700840 or 706135 web: http://pottovillagehall.org.uk

Sat 29 Dec 2018

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe Village Hall, Thirsk YO7 2PS. Pantomime - Northumberland Theatre Company presents The Little Maid - who danced to every mood. Adapted from a Scandinavian children's adventure. Doors open 7pm. Adults £10.50, under 16s £5.50. tickets: 01845 597329 web: http://www.suttonunderwhitestonecliffevillagehall.co.uk/

Tue 18 Dec 2018 to
 Sun 30 Dec 2018

NOT 22nd or 25th. Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn, DL8 5SG. 'Cinderella', the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes. Various times - see website. Child £10.50, Adults £16.50, Concessions £14.50, Family of 4 £49. Group discounts, see website. tickets: 01969 621146 or www.ajproductions.tv

Sun 30 Dec 2018

St James' Green Methodist Church, Thirsk, Y07 1AQ. Christmas Celebration Service. 10.30am - 11.30am.

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Walk - North Yorkshire Walkers. Black Hambleton moorland. 1245 ft. ascent. 8 miles. Moderate. 09.15 Northallerton Market Cross. tel: 01748 818946 tickets: Leaders - Colin & Jayne Elcock email: info@northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk

Mon 31 Dec 2018

Only Mon. Flamborough- At the New Festival Arena on the Village Green. Flamborough Fire Festival - Burning of the Viking Longship, Flamborough Fireballs,Viking Parade- come in your Viking dress, Viking Longship and Torchlight Procession. Fireworks Spectacular at Midnight. Everyone Welcome,bring all the family- Come and join in the fun. Starting at 10.30pm. email: info@flamboroughfirefestival.org web: http://www.flamboroughfirefestival.org

Tue 25 Dec 2018 to
 Tue 1 Jan 2019

All Hambleton Car Parks. Parking is free of charge in all car parks run by Hambleton District Council every day 25 Dec to 1 Jan. In Thirsk this means the Market Place, Millgate, Marage and Nursery Gardens car parks, but the same applies in Bedale, Stokesley, Easingwold and Northallerton. Any parking time limits still apply.

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 Sat 5 Jan 2019

Grand Opera House, Clifford & Cumberland St. York. YO19SW. 'Cinderella & the Lost Slipper'. tickets: atgtickets.com/york

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 Sat 12 Jan 2019

Not Sun. Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk. YO7 1PQ. Norman Ackroyd CBE RA - 2018 suite of etchings & Zillah Bell Christmas Exhibition - Paintings,Prints & Ceramics. Private viewing Thursday 13th Dec. tel: 01845 522479 web: http://www,zillahbellgallery.co.uk

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 Wed 16 Jan 2019

Only Wed. The Rectory, Cemetery Rd, Thirsk, YO7 1PR. Alpha is a 10-week course inviting you to explore Christianity in a relaxed setting. Each week there is a meal followed by a short talk and a chance to discuss what you've heard with the group. 7pm - 9pm Wednesdays. No charge. tel: 01845 574742 tickets: email or ring if you'd like to join us email: derek.simpson@btinternet.com web: https://www.thirskparishes.org/alpha

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 Sat 2 Feb 2019

Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD. Pantomime - Berwick Kaler’s 40th year (and last) as York’s legendary Dame in The Grand Old Dame of York. tel: 01904 623568 email: boxoffice@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk web: https://bit.ly/2OZB8pz

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January

Thu 3 Jan 2019 to
 Fri 4 Jan 2019

Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts, 2a Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 2 Day Workshop based on the fantastic film 'The Descendants' - for children aged 7+, 9am to 4pm, with a final performance at 4pm on Friday 4th January. Morning sessions 9am - 12 noon for ages 3+. 9am - 4pm for ages 7+, 9am - 12 noon for ages 3+. £45 for the 2 day workshop; £10 per morning session. tel: 01845 522570 tickets: To book, please contact us at Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com web: http://www.butterfliesdance.com

Thu 3 Jan 2019

Thirkleby Village Hall,Great Thirkleby, Nr Thirsk. Thirkleby Local History Society, 'Quiz Night'. 7.30pm. Visitors £3 - All welcome.

Fri 4 Jan 2019 to
 Thu 10 Jan 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Girl in the Spiders Web' (15) Web of spies, cyber-criminals, and corrupt government officials. 7.30pm. £6, under 15s & 60s & over £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: Box Office web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 5 Jan 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. Live screening of Andre Rieu's New Year's Concert 2019. 7pm. £15, concessions at £12.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: The Forum web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 6 Jan 2019

Thirsk, Northallerton etc. Special green bin collection for Christmas trees for subscribing residents only. Trees must be chopped up and placed in the green bin ready for collection on week commencing 7 or 14 January 2019. Trees left at the side of bins or protruding from bins will not be collected.

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Brompton Methodist Church. Brompton Heritage Group - David Severs, local historian will use his family archive to recreate the life and times of the residents of Back Swan Yard 1775 to 1914. 7.00 pm. £3.50 incl. light refreshments. tickets: On the door email: unitystack@gmail.com

Mon 14 Jan 2019

Kilburn Institute, Kilburn, YO61 4AH. Art Cafe. Whatever your ability or experience, come along and take part. Unleash yor creative side in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere over a cup of tea and a chat.Sponsored by Rural Arts as part of 'Art on Your Doorstep'. 1.45 pm - 3.45pm. Free for over 60s. tel: 01347 868359 email: john.harron@tiscali.co.uk

Sun 20 Jan 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music - Romance on the Keys, piano recital. Haydn, Mozart, Enescu and Ravel. 3pm. £11, £10 in advance. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: online, White Rose Bookcafe or on the door email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.SowerbyMusic.org.uk

Sat 26 Jan 2019

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Edwina Hayes (music). Beautifully written songs and charming stage presence have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison. Doors 7.30pm, Start 8pm. £12. tel: 01845526536 tickets: in house/ online / phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

February

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Charity Brick Show - A small, one day LEGO show with displays, activities and marketplace. 10am - 4pm. Adults £3 (16 +) Children £2. web: http://brickalley.co.uk/thirsk

Sun 24 Feb 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Around the Horn by Chris Larkin, chairman of the British Horn society. He brings a boot-full with him of various shapes and sizes. 3pm. £11, £10 in advance. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: online, White Rose Bookcafe or on the door email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.SowerbyMusic.org.uk

March

Sat 2 Mar 2019

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'Mark Watson - The Infinite Show'. Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, he is as scrawny & impassioned as ever with his notoriously high joke-&-rant-per-minute rate. 8pm. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Thief Hall, Thornton le Moor, DL7 9EH. Spring Time Market organised by 'made by Mummy markets', bespoke products made at home inc. art, soft furnishings, clothes, confectionery, cakes, jewellery, gifts etc. 1pm-4pm. £1 entry, under 16s free, free parking. web: http://www.MadebyMummyMarkets.com

Local News

Zillah Bell Gallery

Zillah Bell Gallery on Kirkgate, Thirsk, houses the largest collection of works by Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd CBE RA outside his studio. The gallery has both framed and unframed work. Each year Ackroyd launches a new box set of etchings which will be on display in Zillah Bell’s upper galleries. Throughout the lower and upper galleries there is also the Winter Exhibition which features a range of paintings, prints and ceramics; serving as a platform to introduce new gallery artists and as a retrospective of past exhibitors. Norman Ackroyd’s ‘Fragments’ and the ‘Winter Exhibition’ are open from Sat 8 Dec – Sat 12 Jan, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm (closed Sundays and Bank Holidays). The Private View is Thursday 13 Dec 6.30-8.30pm. All are welcome to attend.
https://zillahbellgallery.co.uk

Free parking

Parking is free of charge in all car parks run by Hambleton District Council on Thursdays in December and every day 25 Dec to 1 Jan. In Thirsk this means the Market Place, Millgate, Marage and Nursery Gardens car parks, but the same applies in Bedale, Stokesley, Easingwold and Northallerton. Any parking time limits still apply.

Garden waste collections

It is year three of the subscription service and new and existing customers can now sign up online for £35 a year fortnightly garden waste collections during 2019. The last garden waste collections for 2018 were in November but Christmas trees will once again be collected from subscribers in January either week commencing 7 Jan or 14 Jan. Trees must be chopped up and placed inside the bin with the lid closed – trees left at the roadside or hanging out of bins will not be collected. The regular 2019 collections will start will re-start Mid-February
hambleton.gov.uk

Cards for many charities

The volunteers who run the information centre in Thirsk are proud to support Cards for Good Causes again this year. In the middle of Thirsk Market Place you can choose Christmas cards from about 30 charities as well as two local Thirsk Christmas cards produced by the volunteers. In total, CFGC supports more than 250 UK national and local charities by selling the widest choice of Christmas cards online and through 300 seasonal pop-up shops (like Thirsk's) all over the country Truro to Pitlochry. In the last 10 years alone, you have helped CFGC raise over £40 million for UK charities.
www.cardsforcharity.co.uk

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