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For the Whitby Gazette of Friday 16 August

Aislaby

Coffee house

The monthly coffee house will be held tomorrow, Saturday August 17, in the parish hall from 10.30am-noon.

Fund-raiser

Shirley and Caroline are holding a final fund-raiser for Women V Cancer, with live music by Five Divide, at Whitby Pavilion on the new date of Friday September 20 at 7.30pm. Tickets, £6, payable at the door. During the evening there will be an auction, all welcome.

Castleton

Dalesmen Singers

The Dalesmen Singers meet for rehearsals every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Danby Chapel – new members always welcome.

Dance class

Classes for Catherine Harland Webster school of dance at Castleton Village Hall on Fridays: pre-school children, 3.30-4pm, let’s have fun and dance and move to music; boys’ hip hop/street dance class 4-4.45pm. Contact Cath on 897761 or 07855932657 or email catherinewebster11@hotmail.co.uk

Esk Moors Caring

Esk Moors Caring is now offering a respite flat in the Upper Esk Valley. This is a newly furnished fully self-contained respite flat, bookable by the week, at Esk Moors Lodge, Castleton. Contact the Bradbury Centre for further details and bookings.

Whitby Shopper

The Whitby Shopper runs fortnightly on a Thursday from various pick up points around Danby, Castleton and Westerdale, and is a demand response service. It is available to anyone living within these areas and is not age restricted, Ring Good Neighbours on 606440 to book or for more information.

Whist drive

Whist drive in the village hall on the second Monday of every month at 1.45pm, all welcome.

Marie Curie

The Upper Eskdale Marie Curie Cancer Group invites new members to join their small but committed group. You are welcome to join as a helper or as a member of the committee. If you are interested contact Pat Keleher on (01287) 660536, Anne Smith on (01287) 660674, or any other committee member.

Treasure hunt

Castleton Cricket Club is holding a car treasure hunt starting from the club grounds between 6-7.30pm today, Friday August 16. The cost is £5 per car and food and refreshments will be available at the finish. All welcome.

Coffee morning

The coffee morning from 10am-noon tomorrow in Castleton Village Hall is in aid of Castleton, Danby and District Bowling Club funds, all welcome.

Concert

There will be an afternoon concert by the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival at 3pm on Sunday August 18 at St Hilda’s, Danby, followed by a concert tea. The programme includes Purcell’s Chaconne, Maxwell-Davies’ String Trio and Mozart’s Divertimento in E flat. The composer Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies will be at the concert to introduce his work. Tickets £10, students £5, children free. Contributions of home-made cakes or tray-bakes for the concert tea would be very welcome.

300 Club Draw

Winners of the July draw of Danby and District Sports Association 300 Club were £50 Chris Sherwood, £20 Ben Wilson and £10 each Lynn Thompson and Col Smith.

Danby

Sale

Sale at Bridge Green on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, from 10am onwards with the usual stalls and some small household items. All proceeds for Cancer Research UK.

Supermobile

The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday August 29 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Danby Village Hall

Anyone wishing to book Danby Village Hall or discuss competitive rates for hire, contact Jill on (01287) 660265 or Les on (01287) 660297.

Anybody wishing to get involved with helping at the village hall should contact Les on (01287) 660297. Looking for volunteers to help with cleaning and maintenance for a couple of hours every other month.

Correspondent

Would you like to represent your village and be the Danby correspondent for the Whitby Gazette? For details contact Bernice Smith on 829910.

Botton School

The parent-child group based at Botton Village School is on Wednesdays, 2-4pm. All welcome from pregnancy onwards for crafts, songs and snacks. For more details contact Rachel Fitzpatrick on 07962 985215.

Barbershopera

The return of Barbershopera by popular demand. See the new show ‘The Three Musketeers’ at Danby Village Hall on Friday September 6 at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 adults, £3 children from Danby Health Shop or contact Les on (01287) 660297. In aid of hall funds. Please feel free to bring own drinks.

East Barnby

Barnby Show

The 109th Barnby Show will be held at East Barnby on Saturday August 24 with all the usual attractions including dog show, pony and children’s sports.

Egton

Egton Parish Hall

Egton Parish Hall is available to hire. For bookings contact Mrs J Harrison at 6 Ingham Close, Sleights on 811609. Regular events in Egton Parish Hall: Monday, 7-9pm social sequence dancing; Tuesday, 7.30pm short mat bowling, first Tuesday in each month, 7.30pm whist drive; Wednesday, social sequence dancing 2-4pm (except first Wednesday in month); first Wednesday in each month, 2pm Ladies’ Fellowship; Thursday, adult tap classes, 7.30-8.30pm; Friday, the first in each month, dancing to group music, 7pm, £2.50.

Community library

The Esk Valley Community Library is open to all members of the community on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3.15-5.15pm. There is a good range of adult and children’s books and it is held in the parish rooms at the rear of St Hedda’s School. Volunteers are always welcome to help run the library.

Egton School

Prospective parents and children are invited to contact Egton CofE Primary School to make an appointment for a personal tour and visit. This is an opportunity to see the school at work and play. Ring the school on 895369.

Flagpole

Fly the flag on the large flagpole in the village, on the playing field, for a special occasion or a special person. Contact David or Sheila Nicolls on 895610. All donations for charity.

Ladies Group

There will be no meeting of the Ladies Group in August.

Coffee Morning

The Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Care takes place on Thursday September 26 from 10am-noon. All help will be appreciated.

Fryup

Fryup Village Hall

To book Fryup Village Hall ring Ann Ward on 897317. The village hall is on Facebook. To keep up with news of events and to view photos, go to www.facebook.com/FryupVillageHall and click ‘like’.

Glaisdale 


Cricket

The Booth Cup final is due to be played at Glaisdale Cricket ground between Fryup and Mulgave, this Sunday, August 18, at 2pm. Refreshments will be served between innings. There will also be small raffle to raise funds for the club. All spectators welcome.

Esk Valley Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ by Neil Simon at the Robinson Institute, from August 9-31. Monday to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Matinees at 2.30pm on various dates (contact the box office for details or visit www.eskvalleytheatre.co.uk)

The theatre also presents the Pocket Panto Company in 
‘Cinderella’ on Friday August 23 at 2pm.

Playground Funds

Fund-raising event to raise money for Glaisdale Community Playground. On Sunday August 18 there will be a barbecue and fun day from 1-4pm at the playground. Please support these events and help keep the playground open.

Glaisdale Cricket Club

Anyone wishing to join Glaisdale Cricket Club 100 Club please get in touch with Rob Anscombe on 07904 687079.

Glaisdale Cricket Club is 
seeking a groundsman for this season. Any enquiries please ring Alex Burtt on 07984 856027.

Glaisdale Hunt

Coffee morning in the Church Rooms on Saturday September 14, 10am-noon. Book and cake stalls, all welcome.

Hogg roast and disco on Saturday October 12 at 7.30pm in the Robinson Institute. Tickets from Chris on 07947 993852 or Robin on (01287) 660042.

Goathland

Craft fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair in the village hall from Tuesday August 20 to Thursday August 22, all welcome.

Correspondent

Would you like to be the Goathland correspondent for the Whitby Gazette? For details call Bernice Smith on 829910.

Parish Council

If you would like to receive notices, agendas, minutes of the parish council via email, contact Jenny Attridge – goathlandpc@hotmail.co.uk

200 Club

Goathland School 200 Club, for a chance to win every month while helping to raise funds for the school, contact Sue Beckton on 896022.

Goathland Village Hall

Activities in the village hall: Mondays 2-4pm badminton; Tuesdays, 2pm Art Group, 7pm Keep Fit; Wednesdays 2-4pm carpet bowls; Thursdays 6.30pm to 9.30pm junior badminton and table tennis; Fridays 6pm to 9pm Youth Group. The village hall is available for parties, functions, classes etc. For details contact Sue Beckton on 896022.

Goathland Hunt

Goathland Hunt Show is on Sunday August 25 on Egton showfield. Starting at 1.30pm, free admission. Classes for hounds, beagles, whippets, terriers, lurchers and fun dogs. Sheep dog trials and terrier racing. For details ring Liz on 810264.

Grosmont

Community Library

The community library at the Old School Coffee Shop has a new stock of books from North Yorkshire County Council’s collection. The library is open to all residents and those from surrounding villages. There is no obligation to buy coffee. Please check www.oldschoolcoffeeshop.co.uk for opening times.

Writers’ Group

Grosmont Writers’ Group meets on Monday August 19 in the Crossing Club at 8.30pm. It is led by Antony Wootten and new members are always welcome.

Beer Festival

Grosmont Beer and Music Festival is to be held on Friday August 30 and Saturday August 31 at St Matthew’s Parish Church, in aid of church funds. The beer festival will be on the Friday afternoon and evening and the Saturday afternoon. Admission is free and there will be a selection of 16 real ales, plus cider, wine and soft drinks. Basic pub fayre will also be available. The music, beer and food event will take place on the evening of Saturday August 31 and will feature local musicians District 504, playing rock and blues, Shona Mairi, vocals/keyboards, and Roundell, folk rock. Admission to this event is by ticket only, price £10 each, available from Grosmont Post Office, Grosmont Bookshop and Grosmont Crossing Club. Included in the price is a ‘posh pie’ supper by Jayne Harrison of the Grosmont Artisan Café. There will be at least three real ales, wine by the bottle or glass and cider and soft drinks. Further details from George Morton on 895170 between noon and 5pm. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at all sessions. All beers and performances subject to availability.

200 Club Draw

Winners of the Grosmont Sports 200 Club weekly prize draws for all of June were A Pickett, V McGrath, Sally Kelly and Ian Wilson.

Gardening group

Grosmont Gardening Group meets next Thursday, August 15, at 2 pm in St Matthew’s Parish Church. New members welcome.

Church Fete

St Matthew’s Parish Church fete raised the magnificent sum of £1115.04 for church funds. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.

Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre

Exhibition

All Saints’ Church PCC gives a big thank you to all who contributed to the very successful Then and Now Exhibition. It was well attended and very interesting to look at – all the photographs, scrapbooks and even wedding dresses. Proceeds for the church amounted to £550. Thank you so very much.

Quiz night

Quiz night at the Hare and Hounds on Tuesdays, at 9.30pm. Raffle and refreshments, all welcome.

Village Hall

Hawsker Village Hall is available for all types of activities and private functions. Ring Derek on 880185. Activities in the village hall: Mondays, dog club 6-7pm; Tuesdays, (second in the month) Hawsker WI, 7.15pm; Wednesdays, carpet bowls 2.30-4.30pm, martial arts 7-9.30pm; Thursdays, dog club 6-8pm; Fridays, whist drives 7.30pm; alternate Saturdays, dominoes, at 8pm.

Hawsker WI

Hawsker WI meets in the village hall on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm. New members and visitors welcome at £3, to include refreshments.

Church hire

All Saints’ Church is available for hire, £7 per hour, tea making facilities available. To book ring 601988.

Coffee morning

Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses in the village hall on Friday September 27 from 10am-12.30pm. Refreshments available, cake and book stalls and more. Free parking, all welcome.

School hire

Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre Primary School has a new, fully carpeted facility for hire at weekends or during the day. Kitchen facilities available with toilets (including disabled) on site. Contact the school secretary on 602772 or email admin@hawsker-cum-stainsacre.n-yorks.sch.uk

Dominoes

Dominoes in Hawsker Parish Hall at 8pm on Saturday August 24, and every alternate week thereafter. Good prizes, refreshments, children welcome with adults.

Hinderwell

Tennis Courts

Play tennis in Hinderwell. Book courts and collect the key from Hinderwell Post Office. Adults £4 Under 16s/Students £2. The courts are behind the village hall.

Old School

St Hilda’s Old School is available for hire at £6 per hour to include use of kitchen. If your club/group/committee requires a room for meetings, coffee mornings or dominoes drives then contact Janet Lonsdale on 840038.

Village Hall

Activities in the village hall now include: Monday, Whitby Children’s Centre, 9.30-11.30am, indoor bowls 2-4pm, Bridge Club 7-9pm; Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm Craft Group; Friday, indoor bowls 2-4pm. Pay to play hourly bookings for badminton and table tennis. Ideal venue for private parties, music, theatrical performances and fund-raising events (wall and ceiling drapes available), ring 840196 to book the hall or for details.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play – free play sessions for parents/carers with children under five. Mondays during term time, Hinderwell Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am. Contact (01609) 533819 for details.

Neighbourhood Watch

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme will start in Hinderwell soon,but needs a few more volunteers to be Co-ordinators. Whitby Police set up this scheme and co-ordinators assist by receiving messages either by telephone or e-mail. These messages are then passed onto neighbours. Co-ordinators can also pass on information back to the police

about incidents/issues that occur in your neighbourhood. Please contact Hinderwell Parish Office if you can assist on 841382.

Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council has two vacancies for the Staithes Ward. Residents of the parish who would like to become a member of the council should contact the clerk Carol Barker 841 382.

Lealholm

Ley Hall

Bookings for the Ley Hall are now being taken by Gareth and Sally Gibbons at Lealholm Village Shop, 897310.

Safari Lunch

Friends of Lealholm School will be having a safari lunch on Sunday September 29. There will be three courses with first sitting at 11.15pm and then every 45 minutes with the last sitting at 2.15pm. Adults £15, children up to 16 years £10. Drinks can be purchased with the main course. Tickets from the school on 897401.

Board Walk

Lealholm Board Walk takes place on Sunday August 25. The sponsored walk, from Goathland to Lealholm via Beck Hole, Grosmont and Egton Bridge, raising funds for the Great North air Ambulance. Buses leave Lealholm at 11.30am to go to Goathland and the walk starts at noon. Sponsor forms from Karen at the Board Inn on 897279. There will be evening entertainment with a barbecue, tombola and live music from The Committee and Something Nasty in the Hay Shed.

Coffee morning

Lealholm Methodist Chapel is holding a coffee morning on Monday August 26 at the chapel, 10am-noon. Cake and produce stalls, all welcome

Lealholm Show

Lealholm Show is on Saturday September 7. Entries taken from 8am on the morning. Gate opens at 1pm. After the show there will be a hog roast and music, tickets from Lealholm businesses. For details ring Tony Corner on 897269.

Lythe

Zumba

Zumba class in the village hall on Tuesdays, 7.30-8.30pm. Bring lots of water and wear comfortable shoes, all welcome.

Craft Group

Lythe Village Hall craft group meets on the first Monday of each month from 9.30am-noon. Bring any craft, knitting, crochet, needlework, patchwork or quilting etc, £1 charge, all welcome.

Lythe Show

Lythe Show takes place on Saturday September 14, from 1pm, at Lythe Village Hall. Entries on the day to be submitted between 9-11am prompt. Lots of attractions throughout the day. Admmission £2, children under 14 years free. For more details contact 893256.

Onion Show

Goldsborough Onion Show is on Sunday September 8 at the Stiddy. Onions on show from 7.30pm, followed by supper and presentation.

Mickleby

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club will meet as usual tomorrow, Saturday August 17, at 8.30pm. Singers and musicians are especially welcome.

The White Hart

A fun pub quiz raised £115 for The National Association for Crohn’s Disease. Dominoes on Tuesday August 20 are for Goathland Pony Club.

Village Hall

There will be meeting for the Mickleby Village Hall Committee in the White Hart tonight, Friday August 16, at 8pm.

Quoits

The Mickleby Quoits open competition will be held tomorrow, Saturday August 17, at 1pm. This will be followed by pie and peas and dessert.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Animal fund-raiser

Raw Animal Rescue fund-raiser at the Bay Hotel tomorrow, Saturday August 17, at 9pm. Music by Partners In Croon. For more details ring 880583.

Songs of Praise

Singing in the Dock, and Songs of Praise, sponsored by Churches Together in Fylingdales, on Sunday August 25 at 6pm in the dock area.

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter session with Fylingdales WI on Monday August 27, 2-4pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. £1 including refreshments, all welcome. For details ring Margaret on 880634.

Antique Fair

Antiques, crafts and collectables fair on Sunday August 25 and Monday August 26, 10am-4pm, Fylingdales Village Hall. All welcome, refreshments available.

Bingo

Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is August 22 at 2pm. Five games for £1, cash prizes, followed by dominoes drive at 3pm. All ages welcome to come and join in the fun for one event or both.

Supermobile

Hot drinks are available at Fylingdales Village Hall during the new supermobile library visit on Mondays. Call in and enjoy meeting friends and have a chat. Next date is August 19, 9.30am-noon. No charge, but any donations are welcome for village hall improvement funds.

Quiz night

Charity quiz night at the Laurel Inn on Wednesdays at 9.30pm, all welcome.

Bridge Club

Fylingdales Bridge/Cards Club, new club forming. If you are interested contact Norman on 880534 or email nscholes@hotmail.com.

History Group

Fylingdales Local History Group Archives are open every Monday (except bank holidays), 2-4pm, in the Upper Room of the Methodist Chapel. For more information ring 880336, or see website http://history.rhbay.co.uk

Football

Junior football training in Fyling Hall School sports hall on Wednesdays 6.30-8pm, £2.

Fylingdales Football Club pre-season training programme on Wednesdays 6-7.30pm at Fyling Hall School. New players are welcome. For more information call Neil Brearley 07969 108192.

Village Hall

Fylingdales Village Hall is available for groups or individuals to hire for dances, plays, parties, sports events, meetings, training courses, fundraising events, wedding receptions, etc. Ring Suzanne Lister 881091 for further information, or visit the website villagehall.rhbay.co.uk.

Victorian Weekend

If you are interested in helping with this year’s event from December 6-8, please contact Barbara on 880915.

Cricket Club

The cricket club is seeking donations of books, records, and bric-a-brac for its Sunny Summer Sundays stall. Phone 880080 for collection, or drop off at 3 Thorpe Lane.

Rockpool Ramble

Rockpool Ramble with National Trust rangers, Thursday August 29, 5-7pm. Discover the world between the tides. Wear wellies and meet on the slipway outside the old Coastguard Station. Advance booking essential, phone 885900.

Exhibitions

Val Collinson exhibition of silk painting and semi-precious jewellery at the National Trust Old Coastguard Station, daily until Sunday August 18, 10am-4pm, free entry.

Exhibition of Batiks celebrating birth, life, death and beyond, Old St Stephen’s Church, daily until August 31. All welcome.

Summer Exhibition, Station Road Workshop, Saturday August 24, 10am-4pm. Exhibition and sale of works by members of the workshop. All welcome.

Villages and Landscapes of the East Coast, an exhibition of watercolours by Tony Clegg, the National Trust Old Coastguard Station, Saturday August 24 to Saturday August 31, 10am-4pm, free entry.

Fossil Walks

Fossil Walks with the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, Thursday August 22 11am-1pm; Friday August 23 11am-1pm. See fossils of hundreds of Jurassic sea creatures, £2 per person, free for members of the Geology Trust, meet at slipway at the Dock. For more information call 881000 or email contact@neyorksgeologytrust.com.

Variety performance

Lauren Berry, Summer Variety Performance, tonight, Friday August 16, 7.30pm, at Fylingdales Village Hall. Tickets £6.50 in advance or £8 at the door. For bookings contact 07854 767822.

Parish council

Parish council meeting takes place on Wednesday August 21, 7.15pm for 7.30pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. All welcome, the public may put questions at the beginning of the meeting.

Coasty Creations

Coasty Creations at the National Trust Old Coastguard Station with artist Rob Parkin, Wednesday August 21 and Friday August 23, both days at 11am. Go beachcombing and create your own artwork from the treasures you find. Advance booking essential, phone 885900.

Bay Museum

Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, Fisherhead, is open daily (excluding Saturdays) to the end of August, 12-4pm, free entry. Bookings can be made outside of regular hours for schools and other groups, email museum@rhbay.co.uk, or contact Maggie Burchill 881252.

Bay Folk Club

Bay Folk Club’s pre-Whitby Festival Night with various artists, is tonight, Friday August 16, from 8.30pm, at Ye Dolphin Pub, King Street. All welcome, raffle available.

Folk Week

Whitby Folk Week Half-Day at the Bay, takes place on Monday August 19 to Friday August 23, sessions in afternoons at Ye Dolphin Pub, King Street.

Chamber music

A Time There Was, classical chamber music concert, St Stephen’s Church, on Monday August 19, 7pm. Tickets £10, students £5, children free. For bookings contact (01751) 417795. The concert is part of the North York Moors 2013 Chamber Music Festival.

Mens’ Institute

The Robin Hood’s Bay Men’s Institute on King Street welcomes new members, both men and women. To see the facilities, contact John in the workshop below the institute, most days except Wednesdays.

Cubs

Robin Hood’s Bay Cubs is appealing for a volunteer to help with the cub pack. If interested, please call Louie Milner 07879 394672.

Fitness

Social Fatblasting, Fylingdales Village Hall, Wednesdays, 6.15-7.15pm, £3. Aerobic workout, muscle toning, stretching, relaxation. For more information, call Sally 880141.

Yoga

Yoga classes in the village hall, 11am-12.30pm every Thursday and from 5-6.30pm. Suitable for all levels of fitness. For details contact Penny on 881253.

Ruswarp

Quiz night

The Bridge Inn has a quiz night every Thursday at 8.30pm.

Ruswarp Village Hall

Activities in the village hall: Monday, 6-7pm Energise fitness, weight loss work out with Mel 07795 631588; 7.15-8.15pm Pilates with Rosie Bentley 07811 683734; Tuesday, 7-9pm, second Tuesday of the month, Ruswarp WI, new members contact Mrs Pickering 603658; Wednesday, 6-7pm Energise fitness; 7.15-9.15pm Yoga with Jean 01751 432320. For bookings or more information ring 605056, 601954 or 810153.

Gardening

Anyone interested in helping out with the little garden or weeding in and around Ruswarp, contact 820860, 604992 or 601500.

St Bart’s Church

St Bartholomew’s Church would like to thank everyone who supported the open gardens at Mulgrave Castle when the magnificent sum of £1,758 was raised for parish funds.

Duck Race

Sport Mulgrave will be having a duck race at Sandsend on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, between 1-4pm. Cream teas, cake and book stalls, tombola, ladybird hunt. Ducks are £1 each with prize money of £100, £50, £25.

Sandsend

Craft fair

Turned wood and beaded jewellery in the Pyman Institute on Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1 from 10am-4pm. Admission free, all profits to CAFOD.

Sleights

Quiz nights

Quiz night at the Salmon Leap Hotel on Wednesday August 21 at 9pm, all welcome.

Quiz night at the Plough Inn on Tuesday August 20, all welcome

Zumba

Dance yourself fit with Zumba in the village hall on Mondays at 6.45pm and Wednesdays, 8-9pm. Sensible shoes, comfortable clothing, bring lots of water, all welcome.

Church House

Activities in Church House: Mondays, St John’s mums and toddlers 1.30-3pm; Wednesdays, Whitby Model Railway Club 7.30pm; Thursdays, flower arranging classes 2pm; Sleights Singers 7.15-9pm. Church House is available for meetings or functions, ring Peter MacDonald on 810275.

Craft Group

Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church Craft Group (formerly Knit and Knatter) meets in the schoolroom every Tuesday afternoon, 2-4pm, all welcome.

Baby Play

Baby Play, free play sessions for parents/carers with babies under 18 months, Thursdays during term-time at Sleights School, 10-11.30am. Ring (01609) 533819 for details.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play, free play sessions for parents/carers with children under five. Wednesdays during term-time at Sleights School, 9.30-11am. Ring (01609) 533819 for details.

Sleights Village Hall

Sleights Village Hall is available to hire for dances, concerts, parties, meetings and social gatherings. For bookings and details contact the secretary on 07570 413748, email sleightsvillage@aol.com. The website has a fresh look and feel and offers a wide range of new and improved features – www.sleightsvillagehall.com.

Model Railway Club

Whitby and District Model Railway Club meets in Church House at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings. For details contact Mr D Griffiths on 606050 or Mr P Gallon on 840603.

Sleights YCA

Sleights YCA meets on the second Monday of the month, at 2pm in the village hall. Speakers at all meetings. New members and guests welcome. For details contact Jeanette Tomlinson on 811331.

Exercise

Fit-4-You, 50 plus exercise, seated or standing, working out joints and chat over a cuppa. First and third Saturday mornings of each month, 9.45-11.15am in the Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church hall. Come along or for details contact Cathy Harland on 07788 511839.

Duck Race

Sleights Cricket Club duck race takes place on Sunday August 25 at the road bridge and footbridge at Sleights Station at 2pm. Tickets £2, with £500 worth of prizes available, from players and committee members, the Salmon Leap Hotel and the Plough Inn.

Sleights Show

Sleights Horticultural and Industrial Society 132nd annual Show will be held tomorrow, Saturday August 17, on the sports field, Lowdale Lane, 1.30pm to 4pm. Free car parking, Hunmanby Band, bric-a-brac stall, craft tent, teas and home-made cakes, Trillos Ices, classic cars, fun dog show to be held at 2.30pm, children’s sports 3pm. 
Admission £1.50 adults, children 50p, OAPs £1. Gates open at 1.30pm, for details or to make a donation for the bric-a-brac stall, contact the secretary, Sue Atkinson, on 600177.

Mums and Toddlers

Sleights Mums and Toddlers meet in Sleights Village Hall for the start of the new term, 1.30-3pm on Thursdays. Children 0-5 years welcome with parent/carers, £1.50 per session. For details contact Louise on 811937 or Charlotte on 07990 907443.

St John’s Church Mums and Toddlers Group meets on Mondays 1.30-3pm, children 0-5 years welcome with parents/carers, £1.50 per session. For details ring Janet on 810275.

Sleights Pre-school, quality funded provision for three and four year olds, run by qualified Early Years staff. Open Monday to Friday, 9am-noon, term time only. Parent and toddler sessions, Tuesdays and Fridays, noon-1pm, term time only, £1 per session. For details ring 810395.

Dance class

Dance for Pleasure in the village hall with John and Jane, for an evening of ballroom, latin and sequence dancing, every Friday 7.30-8.15pm for basic dancing for beginners and 8.15pm to 10.30pm for social dancing for all abilities. Tea and coffee available. For details ring Jane on 896679.

Parish Council

Eskdaleside-cum-Ugglebarnby Parish Council meets in the village hall at 7pm on Monday September 2. From 7pm planning applications will be on view. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and there will be a public question time.

Sneaton

Sneaton Village Hall

Sneaton Village Hall is an ideal venue for holding various events, parties, exercise classes, fund-raising events, meetings, craft fairs and overnight or weekend stays. To take advantage of the reduced hire fees this year contact Sneaton Village Hall Secretary for details and bookings on: 07791889737 or email info@sneatonvillagehall.co.uk

Corn Bindering

Corn bindering at Beacon Farm on Sunday August 18 at 11am. Come and see how corn was cut before the combine harvester, in readiness for the threshing day in October – all welcome. Beacon farm tea room and ice cream parlour open.

Staithes

Quiz night

The Fox and Hounds at Dalehouse has a quiz every Thursday night at 9.30pm, with all proceeds going to Dalewood House, all welcome.

Supermobile

The Supermobile Library service will be at the car park between 5-7pm on Thursday August 29.

Coble Courier

Coble Courier Bus – for bookings and enquiries ring Christel on 841768. New volunteer drivers are urgently needed. If you feel you can help on an occasional basis ring Mike on 840900.

Staithes Village Hall

Activities in Staithes Village Hall: Fridays, 7pm country dancing; Saturdays, 7.30pm dominoes drive; second Monday in the month, 7pm Staithes WI; last Tuesday in the month, 10-11.30am, coffee morning for hall funds. For bookings ring 840374 or 07891 607786.

Staithes Choir

The Men of Staithes Choir are looking for more members, meet in Captain Cook’s Inn every Thursday evening 7pm. For more details, call Nick Dudding on 841398.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play, free play sessions for parents/carers with children under five. Tuesdays during term time in the Staithes Village Hall, 1.30-3pm. Ring (01609) 533819 for details.

Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council has two vacancies for the Staithes Ward. Residents of the parish who would like to become a member should contact the clerk Carol Barker 841 382.

Ugthorpe

Old Time Dance

The old time and sequence dance due to take place on bank holiday, August 26 has now been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Coffee morning

Macmillan Nurses Biggest Coffee Morning will take place in St Anne’s Hall on Saturday September 28 from 10am-noon. Various stalls including cake and crafts, raffle and refreshments, all welcome.

Flower festival

Christ Church Flower Festival takes place from Friday August 23 until Monday August 26. The church will be open 10am-4pm daily, but on Sunday 11am until Songs of Praise at 6pm. Refreshments will be served in the church, all welcome.

Westerdale

Village hall

The newly refurbished village hall offers the following events during August: Wednesdays, 7pm, table tennis group; Saturday August 17, 10am-4pm, Finish Your Own Sewing Projects. The village hall has acquired indoor bowls equipment and activities will commence in September on a weekly basis.