Dance classes in Pickering and Nawton

Dance classes in Pickering are starting up again tomorrow (Tuesday) after the summer break. Time to get in trim for Christmas.

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September highlights at Helmsley Arts Centre

Here’s a small selection of what’s on this month at the Helmsley Arts Centre Sorry, the white on yellow text isn’t very clear, please visit the website for full details.

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Fruit Group invites bids for donations

Kirkby Fruit Project makes donations each year to  support local community groups. Applications for this year are now invited – details below.  You can find the application form by following this link.

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Heritage Open Days, September 7-10

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences […]

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September walks with the Ramblers

The local branch of the Ramblers will be doing the following Sunday walks in September. All walks begin at 10.00am except the second on the 17th. September 3: Meet at Coxwold Village Hall car park.  11 miles,  grid ref SE 536 773. Leader I. Gibbs. No dogs allowed. September 10: Meet at Hovingham Village Hall car park.  10 […]

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Hovingham Market this Saturday

Another month of summer has raced by and already it’s time for the September Hovingham Village Market. All the usual stalls and lots of stuff looking good enough to eat.  The Community Café will be operated by the Hovingham Action Group; look out for this month’s Community Stalls, Age UK (Scarborough) and St Michael’s Church, Crambe Community Stall  selling appliqué […]

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Spooky tales from North Country Theatre

Richmond-based North Country Theatre will shortly pay their annual visit to Helmsley Arts Centre with this year’s touring production, “Nightmares in Norfolk”, a double dose of terrifying tales, one told tongue in cheek and one… straight down the line! Oh, whistle and I’ll come to you by M. R. James. Adapted by Nobby Dimon The […]

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Early September walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group is offering three walks in the first half of September.  The weather is still good, the heather may still be in flower (at least for the first walk) so why not get out there and get some exercise before winter closes in.  New members are always welcome, as are those who just […]

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Out and About: heather, lovely but time limited

Continuing our occasional series of things to do and see in the local area The heather is out! And has been for some time, one of the best displays for some years, so pop out and enjoy it while it lasts, because it won’t last much longer. The National Park website describes what is special […]

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The art of building small: Molecular switches and motors

One for the seriously minded scientists among us. Nobel Prize winning chemist, Professor Ben Feringa is giving a talk entitled “The art of building small: Molecular switches and motors“, which will uncover the research of his multinational team of chemists, physicists and biologists on molecular switches and motors and the endless possibilities of building new […]

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Santa Claus is coming to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Much as we dislike promoting Christmas in August, we know that the Santa Specials on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway book up months in advance, so here are the details, from the NYMR: Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey […]

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Kirkbymoorside Fruit Pickers Christmas Fair 2013

Apple squashing time

From the Kirkby Fruit Project: Have you sampled and enjoyed the apple juice made by the Kirkby Fruit Project? Or maybe our delicious KirkbymoorCider? Well, the new production season is upon us, and the Project is looking for some new volunteers to swell the ranks: could you be one? Before you say no, I know […]

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A short course in mindfulness

A six-week course, starting 16th September, at the Kirkbymoorside Friends Meeting House. Book your place.

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Autumn season at Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre has just published its programme for the coming autumn season. If you haven’t received one in the post, you can pick up a copy at the box office, or better still just look it up on line.

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Helmsley Indoor Market tomorrow! (Friday) 9-2

Tomorrow sees the return of Helmsley’s artisan food market, following on from its highly successful first opening in July. (Click here  for a short video on Youtube) Taking place on the 3rd Friday each month, Helmsley Indoor Market aims to showcase artisan food producers who are offering an unusual or specialist slant – for example […]

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Yarn bombing in Thirsk

If you’ve been to Thirsk in the last couple of years, you may have seen lots of knitting about the place – not just in shop windows, but in the trees, on the streets, over the church. It’s called “yarn bombing”, and Thirsk has a particularly active group. We picked up a leaflet from the […]

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House for sale

By private sale 18 Lime Chase, Kirkbymoorside – £162,000 – details below:

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Cash machine

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a new cash machine in the Spar supermarket in the Market Place. It is inside, so only available during store opening hours, but the Spar is open long hours, seven days a week, so this is almost a replacement for the machine lost when the HSBC closed. Many […]

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Local NGS open garden on Gardeners’ World

Regular readers will know that through the summer we occasionally post items about local gardens open for charity under the National Garden Scheme, one of which is Rewela Cottage in Skewsby. What a pleasure then to see it featured on last week’s Gardeners’ World on BBC2. You get a much better impression of the delights […]

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Concert at Ampleforth Abbey

This year’s concert by the Harrogate Festival Chorus and Orchestra at Ampleforth Abbey takes place on Thursday August 24. Details below.

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Ryedale Book Festival at the Yorkshire Arboretum

Ryedale Book Festival has organised a day of literary events with a tree theme, as is fitting given that it will take place at the Yorkshire Arboretum. Families will be able to enjoy stories with a simple craft activity, led by Karin Celestine, or be taken on a magical journey by international story teller Cat […]

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More August walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group will be doing just two walks during the second half of August.   Sunday 20th August:  The Calf and Yarlside via Cautley Spout 6.25 miles (challenging) 2400ft Park/Start 11:00 Cross Keys (SD698969) For details of car sharing from Pickering, please contact the group. Pub meal on the way home.   Sunday 27th […]

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Ryedale Family History Group – August Meeting

On Wednesday August 16th @ 7.30pm, ‘Tales of Beggars in the 18th Century. Details below:

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Penny Hunt ceramics

Summer exhibition at North York Moors gallery captures the feeling of freedom in the landscape

The freedom that people often feel when they’re standing in a vast, beautiful landscape is captured in the latest exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s art gallery. The Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby is exhibiting a solo show by Yorkshire Dales artist Penny Hunt entitled: The Feel of […]

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Moors Railway gets huge lottery grant

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has been awarded £4.6M by the National Lottery. This funding will go towards NYMR’s Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey, a £9.2M Sustainability Project aimed at securing the future of the railway. The aim of the project is to boost investment in the infrastructure and the activities of the railway to help ensure that […]

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Time to nominate your favourite voluntary group

A message from Ryedale District Council: We received an encouragement from the Lord Lieutenant’s Office (The Queen’s representative in North Yorkshire) to nominate our local voluntary sector groups for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups, the equivalent of the MBE […]

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Runners at the start of the Kirkbymoorside 10K 2014

Kirkby 10k raises handsome sum for schools

The Kirkbymoorside 10k race, held earlier this year, raised £6,089.50 for the PTAs of Kirkby and Gillamoor schools. Race Director Dave Pearson said: This is truly a marvellous achievement. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in staging the event – without our volunteers it simply couldn’t happen. We’d like to […]

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Fundraising tea for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Sounds like a fun way to support a very good cause!

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Beware! telephone bill scam

I pay my telephone bills on line. Today I received three emails purporting to be bills, two for my Vodaphone mobile account, and one for my BT telephone account, amounting to something over a thousand pounds: not bad for two grumpy old people who hardly use the phone! At first glance these emails looked plausible, […]

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Val McDermid talks about new novel at York Explore

A treat coming up for crime-thriller bookworms: join the York branch of Waterstones bookstore as they head over to York Explore to welcome number one bestseller, Val McDermid as she returns with her pulse-pounding, suspenseful new novel Insidious Intent, featuring two of the most distinctive and iconic characters in crime fiction, Tony Hill and Carol […]

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