Tadcaster area news

Carrier Full: On Saturday morning May 21, Tadcaster’s Yorkshire Cancer Research shop in the Old Piano Shop, across the road from their regular charity shop, will be open for business when it is possible to fill a carrier bag with brand new ladies clothes for £6.

Northern Soul: The Riley Smith hall will be the venue for an evening of “Northern Soul” on Saturday with two rooms of fantastic music.There will also be a licenced bar and food on sale. No need to book simply turn up or for more information contact Dale Byers on 07709 276357.

Easter Dedication: Joy Coates will be the speaker at the Dedication of the Easter Offering Gifts which takes place in Tadcaster Methodist church at 7.30pm on Monday, May 23.

Historical Society: On Thursday, May 26, Tadcaster Historical Society met in the coffee lounge of Tadcaster Methodist church at 7.30pm when the talk by Isobel Stones will be “All bell ropes and candles”, a look at the 18th century church wardens accounts for Helaugh church.

Messy Church: The boys Sunday school of St Mary’s church is where another “Messy Church” takes place on Thursday, May 26 starting at 4pm. Prior to messy church the Craft Circle meet in the same room at 1.30pm.

Panto Time: Oh yes it is! Following straight on from last weeks hugely successful production of “Stepping Out” there is no rest for members of Tadcaster Theatre Company the first meeting for their next production of the pantomime Aladdin takes place at 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 24 in their regular rehearsal room in the Boys Sunday school across from St Mary’s church. Anyone interested in taking part both on and off stage should get along to this meeting or contact Celia Oldroyd on 01937 836078. Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, June 4 in the Riley Smith hall from 2.30pm. The pantomime Aladdin is to be staged in the Riley Smith hall from November 8 - 12.

Sponsored Walk: The Friends of Riverside school have arranged a sponsored walk/ run next Friday, May 27 at the school from 1.30-2.30pm. Assuming the children are not too exhausted after this a disco is being held in the early evening from 6-6.45pm for the infants and nursery children and 7-8pm for the juniors in years 3 to 6. The Friends are also arranging a car boot sale for Saturday, June 18.

Mini Market: Next Saturday, May 28 Tadcaster Methodist Church are holding a mini market outside the chapel from 9.30am-2pm. The cafe will also be open in the coffee lounge.

Diary Date: Details have just been released of a Gala Spectacular on September 9-10, billed as the “Biggest show in Tadcaster for 2011”. This is to be a charity show of song and dance in memory of Geoff Pears who was manager of the Riley Smith hall for many years and proceeds from the show are naturally for the hall which is run as a charitable trust. The show is being produced and directed by Bev Jones, the North’s leading professional musical director and will feature many members of his showtime spectacular company and showband as well as the Spirit of Harmony barbershop group, Tadchorale and Tadcaster Theatre Company. Tickets costing £8 and £10 may be reserved by calling 01904 708825 or e mail to lesleyannjones@hotmail.co.uk There will also be a matinee on the Saturday afternoon.