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2012

DateEvent

Friday 28th December


Staveley Review

Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Lots of people contribute to make a fun evening. Can you?

Contact Catharine - 340351

More details to come....


Monday 24th December


Christmas Eve Crib Service

St Bartholomew's Church, Arkendale, 5pm

A service for all the family

Tuesday 18th December


A Yorkshire Christmas Carol

Staveley Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Presented by Badapple Theatre.


Monday 17th December


Carol Service

St Bartholomew's Church, Arkendale, 7pm

Do come and join us at our traditional Carol Service this year. Mince Pies and Mulled wine will be served afterwards, the perfect start to your Christmas celebrations.

Wednesday 12th December


Arkendale Study Group

20 Manor Park, Arkendale, 7.45pm (Tel: 341900)

Explore the Christian faith and life through reading and studying the Bible or other Christian material. Each meeting lasts about 1¼ hour.

Everyone welcome, from Arkendale and other churches in the Benefice.

If you would like to know more about what we do, please contact: Alan and Jean Stokes, 340517; John and Marion Foster, 341900, Brian and Sarah Shipman, 340515


Saturday 8th December


Christmas Coffee Morning

Staveley, 10am


Saturday 8th December


Christmas Fayre

Staveley Village Hall, 10am - 12 noon

Plants, gifts, cakes, preserves, tombola, raffle


Friday 7th December


Cinema in Arkendale - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

See recent release films in high definition.

This showing will be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (cert. 18) - 158 mins.

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. With Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellen Skarsgard

£5 admission, pay on the door. There will be a bar with drinks and refreshments on sale during the evening - opens 7.00pm.


Thursday 6th December


Arkendale Wine Society - Christmas Dinner

Arkendale Community Hall

Members Only



See the Wine Society web page for more information.


Wednesday 5th December


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 5th December


Arkendale Women's Institute

Christmas Celebration

Details from members

Wednesday 5th December


The Reading Group

7pm

We will be discussing the "The Return of Captain John Emmett" by Elizabeth Speller

For further information, please call Sylvia Bagnall on 340248. All are welcome at The Reading Group.

Sunday 2nd December


Christingle Service

All Saints Church, Staveley, 4pm


Thursday 29th November


Arkendale Community Hall AGM

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

Serving Arkendale, Coneythorpe, Clareton and Ferrensby

It is now 3 years since your new hall was opened and in this time usage has exceeded expectations.

Most of you will have attended events at the hall - perhaps family parties or entertainment such as musical concerts, plays or the cinema. You may come along to coffee mornings or beetle drives or you may be part of the Wine Society, Zumba. Pilates, WI, Young Farmers, Mums and Toddlers or Farm Women's Guild. Plus so much more.

Our AGM on Thursday 29th November will give you the opportunity to support the work of the Trustees and Committee, hear about our finances and plans - also to enjoy a glass of wine to celebrate three successful years.

Do come along at 7.30pm

Wednesday 28th November


Arkendale Study Group

May Cottage, Arkendale, 7.45pm (Tel: 340515)

Explore the Christian faith and life through reading and studying the Bible or other Christian material. Each meeting lasts about 1¼ hour.

Everyone welcome, from Arkendale and other churches in the Benefice.

If you would like to know more about what we do, please contact: Alan and Jean Stokes, 340517; John and Marion Foster, 341900, Brian and Sarah Shipman, 340515


Friday 23rd November

Autumn Serenade

featuring Side by Side

St Bartholomew's Church, Arkendale, 7pm

Songs from the Shows - Light Opera - Songs to make you Smile!

£10 to include glass of wine and canapés served in the Community Hall afterwards

Tickets from Eileen Houseman - 01423 340531


Wednesday 21st November


Arkendale Study Group

20 Manor Park, Arkendale, 7.45pm (Tel: 341900)

Explore the Christian faith and life through reading and studying the Bible or other Christian material. Each meeting lasts about 1¼ hour.

Everyone welcome, from Arkendale and other churches in the Benefice.

If you would like to know more about what we do, please contact: Alan and Jean Stokes, 340517; John and Marion Foster, 341900, Brian and Sarah Shipman, 340515


Tuesday 20th November


Parish Council Meeting

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm


Monday 19th November


Staveley Historical Society

Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Julian Humphrys - The Battle of Flodden

Membership cards on sale for £8, visitors can pay £3 on the door.


Saturday 17th and
Sunday 18th November




Sponsored Table Tennis Marathon

Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, from 9am

Proceeds to charity

For futher information, contact Ken Barker, 01423 340293

Saturday 17th November


The Drouthy Band - Raise the Roof Concert

CANCELLED

Thursday 15th November


Police & Crime Commissioner Election

Arkendale Community Hall

See: Choose My PCC for candidate details.

Wednesday 7th November


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 7th November


Arkendale Women's Institute

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

"Craft for Christmas"

Members are asked to bring a raffle prize for future meetings. New members will be very welcome and are promised good company, a happy atmosphere and some very varied speakers. The more the merrier!

Wednesday 7th November


The Reading Group

7pm

We will be discussing the "When God was a Rabbit " by Sara Winmar

For further information, please call Sylvia Bagnall on 340248. All are welcome at The Reading Group.

Wednesday 7th November


The Lighthouse on Shivering Sands

Marton cum Grafton Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Presented by North Country Theatre. Tickets available from Linda 325179

Another hilarious ripping yarn from North Country - adapted from the short story by J S Fletcher


Tuesday 6th November


Bridge Afternoon with Tea

Scotton Village Hall, 1.00pm

Tickets from Pat Salt, 01423 340264


Saturday 3rd November


Ceilidh

St Oswald's Church, Farnham, 7pm

Music by the Tom Havock Band

Tickets £10 Adults, £2 children.

Bar and light refreshments.

Contact the church wardens for tickets


Wednesday 31st October


Arkendale Study Group

Old Post Office, Arkendale, 7.45pm (Tel: 340517)

Explore the Christian faith and life through reading and studying the Bible or other Christian material. Each meeting lasts about 1¼ hour.

Everyone welcome, from Arkendale and other churches in the Benefice.

If you would like to know more about what we do, please contact: Alan and Jean Stokes, 340517; John and Marion Foster, 341900, Brian and Sarah Shipman, 340515


Friday 26th October


Cinema in Arkendale - The Iron Lady

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

See recent release films in high definition.

This showing will be The Iron Lady (cert. 12A) - 105 mins.

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. With Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E Grant

£5 admission, pay on the door. There will be a bar with drinks and refreshments on sale during the evening - opens 7.00pm.


Wednesday 24th October


Arkendale Study Group

May Cottage, Arkendale, 7.45pm (Tel: 340515)

Explore the Christian faith and life through reading and studying the Bible or other Christian material. Each meeting lasts about 1¼ hour.

Everyone welcome, from Arkendale and other churches in the Benefice.

If you would like to know more about what we do, please contact: Alan and Jean Stokes, 340517; John and Marion Foster, 341900, Brian and Sarah Shipman, 340515


Saturday 20th October

Jumble Sale

Green Hammerton Village Hall - 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Please support the local parishes and NYWAG in the campaign to stop the Allerton Park incinerator

Please support by attending and/or donating jumble (clothes/bric-a-brac/books/games/toys/linen etc). Items can be brought to the village hall in Green Hammerton from 9.30 on the day or we can arrange collection beforehand (ring 322 884)

Entry fee 50p

Kindly sponsored by Main Pine Furniture and Kitchen Company

Sunday 14th October

St Thomas Church - Harvest Lunch

Scotton Village Hall, 12.00pm. Following the Harvest Festival Service in church at 11.00am.

Contributions of food, savoury or sweet will be most welcome. Also donations of raffle prizes.

Saturday 13th October

French Soirée

Staveley Village Hall, 7.00pm - Tickets £10 (under 14's £4, under 4's free)

A fun filled family evening with good French food, vin, bière and cidre, music, games and a quiz.

Tickets from 01423 340453

Proceeds to Coprove Church

Friday 12th October
Harvest Service

St Bartholomew's Church, 7pm

All very welcome. Light refreshments will be served afterwards

Wednesday 10th October


Arkendale Study Group

20 Manor Park, Arkendale, 7.45pm (Tel: 341900)

Explore the Christian faith and life through reading and studying the Bible or other Christian material. Each meeting lasts about 1¼ hour.

Everyone welcome, from Arkendale and other churches in the Benefice.

If you would like to know more about what we do, please contact: Alan and Jean Stokes, 340517; John and Marion Foster, 341900, Brian and Sarah Shipman, 340515


Monday 8th October


Staveley Historical Society

Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Simon Tomson - Monasticism in Yorkshire

Membership cards on sale for £8, visitors can pay £3 on the door.


Sunday 7th October

Staveley Harvest Festival and Village Supper

Harvest Festival - All Saints Church, 6.00pm

Supper - Staveley Village Hall, 7.00pm - Tickets £5 (under 12's £2.50


Wednesday 3rd October


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 3rd OctoberFlowers for Fun - Beginners and Intermediate

Staveley Village Hall, 10am - 12pm

Flower arranging classes - course runs for 10 weeks from this date.

For further details, contact Faith Dawson, 01423 340611

Wednesday 3rd October


Arkendale Women's Institute

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

"Skin Care"

Members are asked to bring a raffle prize for future meetings. New members will be very welcome and are promised good company, a happy atmosphere and some very varied speakers. The more the merrier!

Wednesday 3rd October


The Reading Group

7pm

We will be discussing the "Dark Matter" by Michelle Paver

For further information, please call Sylvia Bagnall on 340248. All are welcome at The Reading Group.

Tuesday 2nd OctoberFlowers for Fun - Intermediate and Advanced

Staveley Village Hall, 1pm - 3pm

Flower arranging classes - course runs for 10 weeks from this date.

For further details, contact Faith Dawson, 01423 340611

Sunday 30th September

Table Top Sale

Scotton Village Hall, 11am - 3pm

Tables £10 - tel: 866199 to reserve. Entrance £1 donation on the door.

Tea and home made cakes for sale.

Proceeds to Coprove Church

Saturday 29th September

Coffee Morning and Autumn Plant Sale

Staveley Village Hall, 10am

Tea, coffee, home made cakes and raffle. All welcome

Friday 28th September


The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Manor Farm, High Street, Staveley
10.00am - 12.00pm

In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support


Friday 28th September

Zeke Deighton
Folk Concert - "Country Life"

Arkendale Comnmunity Hall, 7.30 for 8pm

A country childhood in words and song by well known local folk singer, Zeke Deighton.

An evening of songs, readings and anecdotes that reflect life as it was in the 40's, 50's and 60's, growing up in a local farming village - choruses and humour abound!

Tickets £5 in advance only, from 340240 and 340586

Licensed Bar.

Wednesday 26th September


Arkendale Study Group

Old Post Office, Arkendale, 7.45pm (Tel: 340517)

Explore the Christian faith and life through reading and studying the Bible or other Christian material. Each meeting lasts about 1¼ hour.

Everyone welcome, from Arkendale and other churches in the Benefice.

If you would like to know more about what we do, please contact: Alan and Jean Stokes, 340517; John and Marion Foster, 341900, Brian and Sarah Shipman, 340515


Thursday 20th September


Arkendale Wine Society

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.45pm

Tasting - Australian Wines

£10 for members, £12 for non-members.

Ideal for those who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it in an easy social setting.

It is important that you let Alan Stokes know if you intend coming, so that the appropriate quantities can be provided - tel 340517 or topo@ajstokes.plus.com

See the Wine Society web page for more information.


Friday 14th September


Cinema in Arkendale - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

See recent release films in high definition.

This showing will be The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (cert. 12A) - 124 mins.

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. With Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Dench

£5 admission, pay on the door. There will be a bar with drinks and refreshments on sale during the evening - opens 7.00pm.


Wednesday, 12th September


September in the Rain, by John Godber

Marton cum Grafton Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Presented by Badapple Theatre. Tickets £9.50 adults, £6 under 16s from Linda 325179

Starring Robert Angell (Waterloo Road/Hull Truck Theatre) and Emma Tugman (Emmerdale/Harrogate Theatre).

Written, says John Godber, from an "autobiographical impulse", and one of his personal favourites, September in the Rain will strike a chord of recognition, with its gentle portrayal of years of family holidays, which trace the history of a marriage. Miner, Jack and his wife Liz take us with them on their only break from the daily routine when, for one week of the year, a miner could breathe the fresh sea air - only to be soaked to the skin from the relentless rain. From that first trip, on honeymoon to one of many return journeys as pensioners, we see all the hopes and dreams and disappointments laid out like the tracks of Blackpool's famous roller coaster. This brilliantly observed comedy will have you laughing at characters and events which are all too familiar, while its poignancy will tug on your heart like the lyrics of the well loved songs of the soundtrack. So roll up your trouser legs for a paddle.

Please note this play carries a 'PG' rating with language some audiences may find offensive.


Tuesday 11th September


Parish Council Meeting

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm


Wednesday 5th September


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 5th September


Arkendale Women's Institute

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

Members are asked to bring a raffle prize for future meetings. New members will be very welcome and are promised good company, a happy atmosphere and some very varied speakers. The more the merrier!


Wednesday 22nd August




Arkendale Cake Stall at Knaresborough Market

The annual market stall is to be held on Wednesday, 22nd August, in the morning at Knaresborough market.

All offers of cakes, pies, chutney, jams, garden produce, and indeed anything else that will sell, is to be taken to Eileen (Tel: 340531), Margaret [Tel: 340494] or Sarah (Tel: 340515) by the evening of the 21st.

Please come and buy on the day.

All proceeds from the stall will be donated to Arkendale Church. There are some urgent repairs to do in the Church before the winter and money needs to be raised to meet these costs.


10th-19th August




FEVA

Knaresborough Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts

www.feva.info

Thursday 2nd August


Allerton Waste Recycling Plant - Drop In Session

Knaresborough House, 11.30 am to 7.30pm

Organised by the Environment Agency

The session is for the public to speak to their team relating to the permitting and consultation process. For further information ring their customer services line:- 03708 506506

Comments can be made at the session or email to:- psc@environment-agency.gov.uk

Wednesday 1st August


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 1st August


Arkendale Women's Institute

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

Members are asked to bring a raffle prize for future meetings. New members will be very welcome and are promised good company, a happy atmosphere and some very varied speakers. The more the merrier!


Tuesday 24th July


Special Parish Council Meeting

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm.

The Parish Council has arranged a special PC meeting to look at the planning application for the Bluebell Arkendale.

Click the link below to look at it on HBC website. If you want the Parish Council to comment on your behalf please come to the meeting and have your say. You can also leave your comments on the HBC website.

Bluebell Planning Application

The deadline for comments has been extended to July 27th.

PLEASE NOTE

Roger Lyons and Richard Sykes are withdrawing the current plans and are submitting a new plan with a function room of 40 covers instead of 100, a different parking set up and other alterations. The new plans, which have not gone to HBC, will be on show on Tuesday and Roger and Simon, the site manager, will be at the meeting to discuss them with you.


Saturday 21st July


El Copgrove Mexican Fiesta

The Cantina, The Grange, Copgrove

Tickets £12, kids £5.50, to include excellent authentic Mexican food, a free drink on arrival and a fun filled evening.

Tickets available from Pedro - 340453, or Davido - 340459


Thursday 19th July


Arkendale Wine Society

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.45pm

After the amazing chaos of the Waitrose presentation we are undertaking an entirely different tasting session on this occasion.

We will be comparing six different grape varieties each one from a part of the world where they grow in their purest form. We will add a "fizzy" number to keep you happy somewhere in the proceedings!

Input will be from John Alderson and Alan Stokes - aided of course by all of you!

£10 for members, £12 for non-members.

Ideal for those who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it in an easy social setting.

It is important that you let Alan Stokes know if you intend coming, so that the appropriate quantities can be provided - tel 340517 or topo@ajstokes.plus.com

See the Wine Society web page for more information.


Tuesday 17th July


Launch of Harrogate Older People's Forum

If you are over 50 you are invited to the launch of Harrogate District Older People's Forum. This will be on Tuesday 17th July, 4pm-7pm, at the Cedar Court Hotel, Park Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5AH.

  • Are you interested in having a say about the things that matter to you?
  • Would you like to know more about what services and opportunities there are?
  • Are you interested in helping to shape the way services are offered and delivered?
  • Are you interested in having a voice that might influence local and national decisions?
  • Would you like to meet up regularly with other similar minded people? Or have your say from home or from a group that you regularly meet with?
  • Would you like to get out and meet new people, talk about and listen to things that are important to you, as well as socialise?
If you answered yes to any of these questions please come along to the launch meeting of the Harrogate District Older People's Forum.

Meet members of the North Yorkshire Forum for Older People and members of other local Forums in North Yorkshire. Hear from them about how their Forums work, the work they have been doing, and what they have achieved. Have your say about what you would like from your local Forum.

It's not all formal though! There's a chance to get together and socialise and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes and there's a free prize draw.

We look forward to meeting you. Please RSVP to Christine Boxall Harrogate & Area CVS tel: 01423 813094, email:carerstimeoff@harrogatecvs.org.uk

See: www.harrogatecvs.org.uk/olderpeople


Saturday 7th July


Staveley Garden Party - The Grange, Main Street, 2pm - 4.30pm

Grand Raffle, plants, tombola, cakes & gifts, Tewit Band, games for all.


Wednesday 4th July


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 4th July


Arkendale Women's Institute

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

Members are asked to bring a raffle prize for future meetings. New members will be very welcome and are promised good company, a happy atmosphere and some very varied speakers. The more the merrier!


Wednesday 4th July


The Reading Group

7pm

We will be discussing the "Snowdrops" by A D Miller

For further information, please call Sylvia Bagnall on 340248. All are welcome at The Reading Group.

Sunday 1st July


Farnham Village Barbeque

St Oswald's Church, Farnham, 12.30pm onwards.

Bar and raffle. Details from Sophie, 340931

Saturday 30th June


Scotton Church Gift Day and Art Exhibition


Friday 29th June

Blackheart
Blackheart

Arkendale Comnmunity Hall, 7.30 for 8pm

Blackheart are a Contemporary Folk Group with a large following and their website is www.blackheartmusic.co.uk if you would like to find out more about the group and their music.

According to the BBC, Blackheart are "Taking the acoustic scene by storm." Radio 2's Aled Jones pronounced them "A great band." Good Morning TV described their music as "Beautiful". Italy's Radio Gold called it "Inspired music." and American Public TV proclaimed "Blackheart don't sound like anyone else, rather they remind us why music lifts us up."

In just three years, pioneering British arthouse folk duo Blackheart have achieved much - playing over 400 gigs here in the UK and Ireland, plus two successful headlining tours of Australia and New Zealand. Their rise began when the track 'Unlike Water' was used for the Moben Kitchens TV commercial and they then went on to have Radio 2 Spotlight Song of the Day twice, followed by a No.9 position on the US Tower folk chart.

Their music and sound defy categorisation - combining the lemon and honey voice of Chrissy Mostyn with spellbinding acoustic instrumentation creating a unique blend of intelligent acoustic rock. Their highly personal songs are laced with piercingly sharp observations, beautifully crafted lyrics and powerfully driven melodies which prompted Australia's Western Star to comment that they "take their audience from uplifting to heartbreaking in a single song"

Tickets £10.00 in advance only, from Caroline 340240.

Bar.


Sunday 24th June


Marton cum Grafton Open Gardens

from 11am to 5pm. £4.50 entry

The gardens of Marton cum Grafton will be open to the public in all their summer glory for their 25th year! As a much anticipated annual date in the diary, the event is a wonderful day which will entertain all ages. With over 15 gardens open to wander around in, there will also be art work on display, plenty of fun games on the Green and delicious food to enjoy.


Sunday 24th June


Staveley Stampede

This is a 10km fun run on the lanes and tracks around Staveley.
Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, 11am - 2pm
See www.staveley-yorks.org.uk, for more details and entry forms.

Runners, spectators, marshalls and catering help will all be needed.

Tuesday 19th June


Knaresborough Olympic Torch Relay

See www.london2012.com/torch-relay/route/, for more details

Saturday 16th June


Scotton Feast

Field opposite the village hall - 1.30pm to 4.30pm


14th - 23rd June

Northern Aldborough Festival 2012


Thursday 14th June

Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot

A Clay Pigeon Shoot to raise money for Church Funds will be held at Knaresborough Gun Club, starting at 6.30pm. No advance tickets, just turn up on the night.

Prizes will be awarded in each section. There will also be a raffle.
  • "Regulars" for shooters with frequent experience - 1st prize: £50
  • "Seasonal" for shooters with less experience - 1st prize: £25
  • "Beginners" 12-16 years old - 1st prize: £15
Shooters will be required to bring their own gun and conform with regulations.

There will be 30 sporting birds and entry is £10 per card.

The organisers would be grateful for donations towards the raffle and towards the prizes for the shoot itself. Please contact Mrs Eileen Houseman, tel: 340531, if you can help with this.

Knaresborough & District Gun Club
Hazel Bank, Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough, HG5 0ND
Entrance opposite Knaresborough Golf Club entrance


Wednesday 13th June


Eddie & the Gold Tops

Staveley & Copgrove Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Tickets available from vh@staveley-yorks.org.uk

It's the 1960's and every village in England has a band determined to hit the big time. This tale follows our Eddie, a hard-working milkman, inspired by the cream of the pop charts and tired of the milk-float of ordinary life, ever dreaming of stardom and success. Eddie inherited the family milk round from his father, and has fulfilled his deathbed promise to never miss a delivery for the good people of the village. But suddenly things are on the up! His songs are heading up the charts and if he can get there by tonight he'll be on Top of The Pops..... So, get ready, Eddie, go! You're heading for the high life, with the fabulous Gold Tops behind you every step of the way! But when things take a churn for the worse, will you get back for the morning milk?


Saturday 9th June


Knaresborough Bed Race

See www.knaresborough.co.uk/bedrace, for more details

Wednesday 6th June


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 6th June


Arkendale Women's Institute

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

Members are asked to bring a raffle prize for future meetings. New members will be very welcome and are promised good company, a happy atmosphere and some very varied speakers. The more the merrier!


Wednesday 6th June


The Reading Group

7pm

We will be discussing the "The Radleys " by Matt Haig

For further information, please call Sylvia Bagnall on 340248. All are welcome at The Reading Group.

Sunday 3rd June


Arkendale Jubilee Celebration

You are invited to join in a celebratory lunch in the Community Hall at 12 noon.

Drinks on sale at the bar. Bring your own picnic.
  • Competition for the children *
  • Races for all ages
  • Royal quiz
  • Cutting of the cake and loyal toast
* Competition: Using a paper plate, create a royal portrait using food items, eg pasta, veg etc. Bring with you on the day

For further details please contact Jean Stokes on tel 340517


Saturday 2nd June


Royal Jubilee Strawberry Tea on the Green - Staveley

Come with your friends and have a lovely afternoon, lazing on the Green and enjoying delicious strawberries, with other refreshments.

Ken's regal plants; Queen Victoria's sandwiches and other splendid cakes. Raffle. Wine.

Great Celebration Wheelbarrow Competition - prizes for best decorated wheelbarrows


Saturday 26th May


Spring Plant Sale

Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall


Thursday 24th May


Arkendale Wine Society

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.45pm

For the first time we have invited a major supermarket to present the tastings.
Sean Windsor from Waitrose, Harrogate will lead us through a number of wines which are special to Waitrose. He will talk about the Waitrose relationship with their suppliers.
Sean is passionate about wines - we can look forward to an interesting evening!

£10 for members, £12 for non-members.

Ideal for those who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it in an easy social setting.

It is important that you let Alan Stokes know if you intend coming, so that the appropriate quantities can be provided - tel 340517 or topo@ajstokes.plus.com

See the Wine Society web page for more information.


Sunday 20th May


Boroughbridge Family Cycle Day

Shared Space, Back Lane, Boroughbridge, 10.30am - 3pm


Saturday 19th May


Blue Bell Farewell Do

Dear Customers.....

We would like to express our sincerest thanks for your kind and generous support during our time at the Bluebell and invite you ALL to the Farewell Do on Saturday 19th May, 7pm onwards.

Please do come along and join us in the celebration of the end of our era at the Bluebell!

Bluebell Inn, Moor Lane Arkendale, Knaresborough HG5 0QT, Tel: 01423 340222

Friday 18th May


Parcevall Hall - Benefice awayday

Parcevall Hall, near Appletreewick, 9.45am - 4pm

The benefice has an away day to Parcevall Hall , near Appletreewick, each year and everyone in the area, whether an occasional or regular churchgoer is welcome to come along on Friday 18th May. A day with Bishop John.

We hope to obtain some grant aid towards the cost of the day, but guests usually pay £20 or so for the day. We usually car share, so lifts can be found if you are unable to drive. For more details or to book your place, please contact Jean Stokes, 340517.

Friday 18th May


Cinema in Arkendale - War Horse

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

See recent release films in high definition.

This showing will be War Horse (cert. 12A) - 146 mins.

Dartmoor,1914: To his wife's dismay farmer Narracott buys a thoroughbred horse rather than a plough animal, but when his teenaged son Albert trains the horse and calls him Joey, the two becoming inseparable. When his harvest fails, the farmer has to sell Joey to the British cavalry and he is shipped to France where he is captured by the Germans........

£5 admission, and there will be a bar with drinks and refreshments on sale during the evening.


Tuesday 15th May


Parish Meeting, Parish Council AGM and Parish Council Meeting

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm.

Click here for the meeting agenda, notices and accounts

The Annual Parish Meeting will be followed by the Parish Council AGM and a Parish Council Meeting. The timing of the latter two meetings is dependant on the conclusion of the Parish Meeting

The Parish Meeting, which all parishioners are encouraged to attend, provides a very valuable opportunity to raise matters of concern or interest to all.

The Parish Councillors will welcome a good attendance and also the chance to meet new people in the village who may as yet not know how the Council is run.

This is a much more informal meeting than the usual Parish Council meetings and it provides a much-needed opportunity for the electors in the parish to come and discuss matters of their choosing. The following topics have already been suggested: The Allerton Park Waste Incinerator, Ownership of the Mar, the future of the Telephone Box, the Jubilee Celebrations, Village Signs and Potholes. However the Councillors hope that other matters of interest will be raised and discussed, so please come along and find out more about your village and 'burning issues'. Free coffee and biscuits will be provided.


Saturday 5th May


Copgrove Diamond Jubilee Concert

Copgrove Church, 7pm

Tickets £8 per person. Bucks fizz during the interval, hot and cold canapes

Tickets and details from David: 340559

Wednesday 2nd May


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 2nd May


The Reading Group

7pm

We will be discussing the "The Thread" by Victoria Hislop

For further information, please call Sylvia Bagnall on 340248. All are welcome at The Reading Group.

Sunday 29th April


Great Ouseburn Hidden Gardens and Spring Festival

11am - 5pm

A fantastic annual event and family day out. Wander through 12 outstanding gardens. Visit the craft fair, garden jumble sale, plant stalls & flower and music festival in the church. There will be games, stalls and a BBQ at the school. Have lunch at the fabulous village pub - The Crown Inn (Yorkshire Pub of the Year) or sample the delicious home cooked food at the village hall cafe. For children there will be an animal farm, scarecrow trail, animal garden, playground and lots more.

Adults £4. FREE for children under 16. Ample free parking. There are disabled toilets in the village hall.

Saturday 28th April


A Night with Shakespeare at the Blue Bell

Good greetings, my Lord and Ladies,
Thou art cordially invited to an entertaining night of Shakespeare's plays being read by the fire side, and enjoy a specially prepared hog roast on Saturday the 28th of April, 7.00pm, in honour of our Patron Saint George!

Please come dressed in character and bring along your favourite Shakespeare play if you wish to join in the fun!

Tickets are £5.00

Contact us to make your reservation

Bluebell Inn, Moor Lane Arkendale, Knaresborough HG5 0QT, Tel: 01423 340222

Saturday 28th AprilFarnham "Soup and Sweet"

St Oswald's Church, Farnham, 12 noon.

Enjoy homemade soup and delicious sweets - everyone welcome. Tickets £7. Details from Mary Cawood, 340528

Saturday 28th April & Sunday 29th April


Knaresborough Spring Fayre

For details see: www.knaresborougheasterfair.co.uk, for more details.


Thursday 26th April


Eddie & the Gold Tops

Marton cum Grafton Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Presented by Badapple Theatre. Tickets £8 adults, £5 under 16s from Linda 325179

It's the 1960's and every village in England has a band determined to hit the big time. This tale follows our Eddie, a hard-working milkman, inspired by the cream of the pop charts and tired of the milk-float of ordinary life, ever dreaming of stardom and success. Eddie inherited the family milk round from his father, and has fulfilled his deathbed promise to never miss a delivery for the good people of the village. But suddenly things are on the up! His songs are heading up the charts and if he can get there by tonight he'll be on Top of The Pops..... So, get ready, Eddie, go! You're heading for the high life, with the fabulous Gold Tops behind you every step of the way! But when things take a churn for the worse, will you get back for the morning milk?


Monday 16th April


Staveley Historical Society

Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Mick Stanley - Bess of Hardwick & the Derbyshire Legacy

Membership cards on sale for £8, visitors can pay £2 on the door.


Sunday 15th April


Scotton Village Hall Tea Dance

Modern, Swing, Ballroom, Jive - led by Ken & Joyce. Learn some moves, or simply watch.

Scotton Village Hall, 2.30pm - 5.00pm

£5 - including tea & biscuits. Tickets: 01423 862079 or pay at the door.


Saturday 14th April


Village Spring Clean

Volunteers are sought to help clean up the village, and spare a couple of hours to improve the local environment.

The Parish Council have arranged this day in conjunction with Harrogate Borough Council, who will provide appropriate equipment, for example picking arms, plastic bags and thick gloves.

The more help there is, the quicker the task will be completed - so please join us!

Meet at Arkendale Community Hall, 10am.

Sunday 8th April


Easter Extravaganza at the Blue Bell

Hop on over to our eggcellent Easter extravaganza - 12 noon onwards. . .

with Easter Lamb or Honey Glazed Ham and the Cheeky Bunnies Carrot cake on the menu there's sure to be lots of Easter fun!

See our Easter menu below and contact us if you would like to make a reservation!

Starters £3.50 - Cream of Chicken & Coconut Soup; Poached Egg with Asparagus and Cheese; Crab Cakes; Breaded Garlic Prawns with sweet chilli sauce

Main Courses £8.95 - Easter Leg of Lamb; Roast Striploin of Beef; Honey glazed roast ham; Lemon and thyme roast chicken; Classic Fish Pie with creamed potato topping; Wild Mushroom Risotto (V)
(All Mains Served with Seasonal Spring vegetables, potatoes and trimmings)

Desserts £3.95 - Cheeky Bunny Carrot Cake; Fresh Fruit Salad in a Meringue nest; Chocolate Easter Egg Cake; Angel's Delight Cheesecake; Mango & Sweet Lemon Sorbet Duo

Please book in advance

Bluebell Inn, Moor Lane Arkendale, Knaresborough HG5 0QT, Tel: 01423 340222

Wednesday 4th April


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 4th April


The Reading Group

Sue Ibbotson's, "Wharfedale", Arkendale Road, 7pm-9pm.

We will be discussing the "Jamrach's Menagerie" by Carol Birch

For further information, please call Sylvia Bagnall on 340248. All are welcome at The Reading Group.


Sunday 1st April


Goldsborough Hall Royal Gardens - Open Gardens

12 noon to 4pm. £5 for adults and free for children.

Also available - light lunches, home made teas, plant stalls. More information from 867321.


Saturday 31st March


Gift Aid Day

Staveley Village Hall


Friday 30th March


Cheese & Wine Bunny Hop (Beetle Drive)

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm for 8pm

£6.00, to include glass of wine, and cheese

Tickets from Jane Watson 01423 862202 or Sue Rowe 01423 341903

Cash Bar & Prizes

Thursday 29th March


Arkendale Wine Society

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

Presentation on Spanish Wines from Peter Maclennan - Yorkshire Vintners, based at Copt Hewick, Ripon. They sell mainly to commercial organisations and particularly to well known local hotelsand restaurants. The evening should provide an insight into Spanish wines and hopefully we can find out how restaurants have wine lists full of wines from producers we have never heard of before!

There will also be some Spanish food for us to taste, which will complement the wines. The food supplier imports a range of Spanish specialities including whole hams, tuna, anchovies and olive oil.

£10 for members, £12 for non-members.

Ideal for those who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it in an easy social setting.

It is important that you let Alan Stokes know if you intend coming, so that the appropriate quantities can be provided - tel 340517 or topo@ajstokes.plus.com

See the Wine Society web page for more information.


Saturday 24th March


Winter Soup and Sweet

Arkendale Community Hall, 12pm - 2pm.

Delicious home made soups and sweets

Everybody welcome. Proceeds to Arkendale Church.

Raffle

Tickets, £6 from Eileen Houseman 340531, Margaret Horner 340493, Sarah Shipman 340515, Jean Cox 340586

Tuesday 20th March


Parish Council Meeting

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm


Sunday 18th March


Spoil Mum Sunday at the Bluebell

With a Mrs Beeton's Inspired Menu

Starters £3.50 - Cream of Asparagus Soup; Smoked Salmon & Ricotta in Vol-au-Vents; Classic Prawn Cocktail; Duck & Port Paté

Main Courses £8.95 - Roast Striploin of Beef; Roast Leg of Lamb; Roast Breast of Chicken; Baked Cod with Parsley Lemon Butter; Vegetarian Nut Roast.
All the above are served with Seasonal Vegetables, roasted potatoes & creamed Potato & Yorkshire pudding

Sweets & Treats £3.50 - Vanilla Crème Brulee; Chocolate Truffle Mousse; Old fashioned Apple & Blackberry Pie; Mother's Delight Cheesecake

Please book in advance

Bluebell Inn, Moor Lane Arkendale, Knaresborough HG5 0QT, Tel: 01423 340222

Saturday 17th March


Everybody's Irish on St Patrick's Day

Celebrate with a special event at the Blue Bell

In true Irish tradition we'll be serving an Irish inspired buffet featuring a Guinness Lamb Casserole and Irish liqueur cream cheesecake. Tickets will be 5.00 per head.

And there will be Irish Drinks, Songs and plenty of merriment. . . you're in for a real treat!

Bluebell Inn, Moor Lane Arkendale, Knaresborough HG5 0QT, Tel: 01423 340222

Monday 12th March


Staveley Historical Society

Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Eric Houlder - Orcadian Odyssey

Membership cards on sale for £8, visitors can pay £2 on the door.


Wednesday 7th March


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Wednesday 7th March


The Reading Group

Sylvia's house, 18 Pinfold Green, 7pm-9pm.

We will be discussing the "The Snowman" by Jo Nesbo

For further information, please call Sylvia Bagnall on 340248. All are welcome at The Reading Group.


Saturday 3rd March




Arkendale Quiz Night

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

SOLD OUT

Tickets £5 per person.

Raffle, Licenced Bar. Crazy Bingo! Quiz Master Dave Dobie.

There are 11 tables of 6 people available so please either book a table or come as individuals and we will make up tables.

Tickets available from Peter Topham - 01423 864146, email: peterandcarole.topham@btinternet.com

All proceeds to "fight the incinerator fund"

Friday 2nd March


Cinema in Arkendale - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

See recent release films in high definition.

This showing will be Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (cert. 15) - 127 mins. Thriller.

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi- retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons Film in HD starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch.

£5 admission, and there will be a bar with drinks and refreshments on sale during the evening.


Wednesday 15th February


The Reading Group

Ellen's house, Main Street, 7pm-9pm.

We will be discussing the "mystery book" + Heartstone

For further information, please call Sylvia Bagnall on 340248. All are welcome at The Reading Group.


Tuesday 14th February


The Forbidden Lover's Supper at the Bluebell

Book Now for an exciting evening at the Bluebell

Click here for menu

Alternatively for those that can't make it on the Tuesday the menu will also be available on Saturday the 11th and 18th of February . . . XxX

Bluebell Inn, Moor Lane Arkendale, Knaresborough HG5 0QT, Tel: 01423 340222

Monday 13th February


Staveley Historical Society

Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Julian Humphrys of the Battlefield Trust - The Battle of Boroughbridge

Membership cards on sale for £8, visitors can pay £2 on the door.


Saturday 11th February
Whixley Pantomime - Dick Whittington

Whixley Village Hall, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

It covers the story of Dick seeking fame and fortune. It includes bits of Les Miserables and travel to faraway places. So you get everything - adventure, laughter, dancing, singing, culture and a top quality show. What more could you want for a cold winter's evening!

Tickets available from - Whixley Village Shop 339885, Kay 330918, Avril 330173.

Friday 10th February
Whixley Pantomime - Dick Whittington

Whixley Village Hall, 7.30pm

It covers the story of Dick seeking fame and fortune. It includes bits of Les Miserables and travel to faraway places. So you get everything - adventure, laughter, dancing, singing, culture and a top quality show. What more could you want for a cold winter's evening!

Tickets available from - Whixley Village Shop 339885, Kay 330918, Avril 330173.

Thursday 9th February
Whixley Pantomime - Dick Whittington

Whixley Village Hall, 7.30pm

It covers the story of Dick seeking fame and fortune. It includes bits of Les Miserables and travel to faraway places. So you get everything - adventure, laughter, dancing, singing, culture and a top quality show. What more could you want for a cold winter's evening!

Tickets available from - Whixley Village Shop 339885, Kay 330918, Avril 330173.

Saturday 4th February
Straveley Race Night

Staveley Village Hall, 7.30pm

Tickets £6.

Bar, sandwiches, nibbles

Wednesday 1st February


Community Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.

Thursday 26th January


Arkendale Wine Society

Arkendale Community Hall, 8pm for 8.15pm start

Presentation from Majestic Wines, Ripon, on South American wines.

£10 for members, £12 for non-members.

Ideal for those who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it in an easy social setting.

It is important that you let Alan Stokes know if you intend coming, so that the appropriate quantities can be provided - tel 340517 or topo@ajstokes.plus.com

See the Wine Society web page for more information.


Wednesday 25th January


Burns Night at the Bluebell, Arkendale, 7pm

Like you've never celebrated it before!

Please come and join us as we celebrate Robbie Burns with a Scottish Inspired Banquet (Haggis, Neeps and Tatties). For entertainment we'll have Bagpipes and Poetry Recitals.

Tickets £5.00


Wednesday 18th JanuaryFlowers Arranging - Beginners and Intermediate

Staveley Village Hall, 10am - 12pm

Flower arranging classes - course runs for 10 weeks from this date.

For further details, contact Faith Dawson, 01423 340611

Tuesday 17th JanuaryFlowers Arranging - Intermediate and Advanced

Staveley Village Hall, 1pm - 3pm

Flower arranging classes - course runs for 10 weeks from this date.

For further details, contact Faith Dawson, 01423 340611

Tuesday 17th January


Parish Council Meeting

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm


Friday 13th January


Cinema in Arkendale - The Ghost

Arkendale Community Hall, 7.30pm

See recent release films in high definition.

This showing will be The Ghost (cert. 15) - 127 mins. Political Thriller, starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams. Director Roman Polanski

£5 admission, and there will be a bar with drinks and refreshments on sale during the evening.

To reserve your seats contact Jean, 340517 or Jean, 340586

Monday 9th January


Staveley Historical Society

Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Warwick Burton - St Nicholas - the origin of Santa Claus

Membership cards on sale for £8, visitors can pay £2 on the door.


Wednesday 4th January


Coffee Morning

Arkendale Community Hall, 10.30am - 12.00pm

£1 for coffee and cake/biscuits. Come along and meet up with friends for a chat. All welcome.