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Coffee Morning: will be held tomorrow Saturday, May 21. Jacob Dunwell is holding a coffee morning fund-raiser for his World Challenge trip to Romania next year. The coffee morning is to be held outside 41 Holly Road, Boston Spa between 10-noon. There will be tea, coffee & cream scones along with raffle, tombola and a cake stall.

Deepdale Playground: further to residents concerns over the lack of fencing around the playground, I have been informed by Leeds City Council that this fence will now be installed in due course.

St Marys’ Church: the services for Sunday, May 22 are as follows – 8am Group Holy Communion Service at All Saints’ Church - Bramham 10am Group Service of Confirmation with the Archbishop of York – Dr John Sentamu. No Night Prayer this week.

Celtic Healing Service: St Mary’s Church Sunday, May 29, at 4pm. This Service is a peaceful and contemplative time of prayer and gentle worship for anyone needing to receive God’s healing touch upon their life. For more information contact Cathy Dibben on 01937 584004. The Magazine is hosting the coffee morning on Saturday, May 28. We shall be delighted to say hello to everyone and we particularly hope that our magazine distributors will be able to come for a chat so we can thank you personally for your super contribution to the success of St Mary’s Magazine.

A Summer Concert by the Valenzano Ensemble: Featuring international clarinettist Alan Hacker OBE at 7:30 on June 11 at St Luke’s Church Clifford. Presenting Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 6 and the world première of David Martin’s Clarinet Concerto in the Baroque Style written specially for Alan Hacker. Tickets are 」£12 including wine and refreshments and are available from Victoria Gausden on 01937 843575. All proceeds are for St Luke’s church funds.

Boston Spa Gardening Society: our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 25. We meet at 7.15pm at Deepdale Community Centre. Refreshments and raffle at every meeting. This weeks topic is entitled ‘Old Dogs New Tricks – new ideas for Summer Planters’ by Nigel Hutchinson. New members are warmly welcomed – green fingers or brown thumbs, you will find something of interest. For more information please call John Backhouse 01937 844972 or simply come along on the Wednesday evening.

Refreshments for all!: St Mary’s Church room have a coffee shop open every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 10-noon. Only 50p for tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. Why not meet your friends here?

Boston Spa Dog Show: (sponsored by the Dogs Trust) come and join our fabulous fun dog show tomorrow Saturday, May 21 at Deepdale Playing Fields from 12.30pm. There will be many different categories with additional fun and games for the whole family! Below is a list of the classes - you can either enter at Gifted this week or from midday on the ‘showground’ at Deepdale. Prettiest bitch! Most handsome dog! Waggiest tail! Best Child - handler! Dog that looks like his/ her owner!! The dog that the judges would most like to take home! Most obedient! Best condition and movement!, Goldie oldie over 12. Even if your not a dog lover come and have a cup of tea and piece of cake while the kids play on the playground! We would be very grateful for any contributions to the cake stall. Look forward to seeing you there.

Boston Spa Methodist Church: the services for this Sunday, May 22 are as follows 10.30am Revd. D. Tuttell - Chapel Anniversary, Aldersgate Sunday. To find out all other news, services and dates for your diary please see the website www.bostonspamethodistchurch.org.uk

Rascals: Rascals Playgroup (held in st marys church) – will be open for play every (term time) Friday at 9.30am. Everyone with pre-school children (inc babies) are very welcome to attend. Only 」£1.50 per child (50p for any additional child) which includes juice and biscuits for the children and tea/coffee for the grown-ups! We have lots of toys, books and games. Let the children play and grown ups chat!! For any further information please contact Guy on 07725099232 or just call in on the Friday morning.

Kings Church: meet every Sunday at 11am and 6.30pm at the Deepdale Community Center to include Sunday School for singing , quizzes and bible stories and lots of fun. Contact Pastor Stephen Thompson 01937 845594 for further information. Www.the-kings-church.org

Jazz in the Spa: Boston Spa village hall Saturday, May 21 - Ron Burnett’s Mardi Gras Jazz Band – renowned for stylish, good time music from the 20s to the 90s and led by York’s “Mr Music” – trombonist, jazz correspondent and all round good egg - Ron Burnett. Originally formed as the BBC Radio York Jazz Band, the line-up is Greg Wadman on trumpet, Geoff Patterson on reeds with Bob Smeaton – piano, Ray Cooper – bass and Trevor King – drums. A rather jolly evening is guaranteed. Doors open at 7.30.pm. The venue is unlicensed so bring your own bottle or whatever. Further details from Les on 01937 842636 or visit www.jazzinthespa.co.uk

West Oaks Foundation: have opened a new shop at Sefton Mews, 134b High Street, Boston Spa. Tel 01937 844599 email westoaks@leedslearning.net (please contact for opening times) We make and sell large range of products and gifts all made and administered by the children at the school – from personalised mugs to coasters etc. Come and use our computer facilities. The Foundation has been set up in order to provide opportunities for our students in 16+ to experience real life work experience placements outside of the school environment – making learning work. Come and see for yourself!

PACT (Partners and Communities Together): These are held in Boston Spa village hall at 7pm and the next ones are June 16, July 28, and September 8. These are for the villages of Walton, Thorp Arch, Boston Spa, Clifford and Bramham. A local officer will be in attendance to offer any advice and listen to any problems and concerns the public - PCSO 752 Jenn Cornes.