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Ralph Harvey

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On Friday night October 5: there will be another Rayners Rock and Roll session taking place in the Riley Smith hall when the doors will be open at 7.15pm ready for the 8pm start of dancing to live group Lights Out. For details contact Eileen on 07752 333094 or raynerrovknroll@yahoo.co.uk.

Brownies Birthday: on October 6 it will be 80 years since the 1st Tadcaster Brownies were formed and they will be celebrating this milestone with a birthday party on Saturday, October 13 with brownies from the Towton District joining the celebrations. Brown Owl Bev Wise would like to wish them a happy birthday and say a big thankyou to all Owls past and present for making the 1st Tadcaster group so successful. However new leaders are still needed to ensure the continuation of the Brownie movement in our area and for more information please contact Bev at firsttadbrownies@aol.com

On Monday October 15: the Friends of Tadcaster Library will be holding their AGM and volunteer evening at the Library starting at 7.30pm. The short AGM will be followed by an informal evening for volunteers and committee members to meet and discuss future ideas for the volunteer sessions at the library. Anyone who would like to show interest in becoming a volunteer would be most welcome to join the meeting and find out more over a glass of wine and nibbles. For further information contact Sarah Gott on 01937 831743 or email to tadcasterlibrary@hotmail.co.uk

St Mary’s Harvest: on Sunday, October 7 St Mary’s church will be celebrating their Harvest Festival, but before then there will be lots of work in preparation for the event. On Thursday, October 4 from 10am greenery and fruit can be delivered and there will be plenty of water available in the baptistry. On Friday flower donations will be accepted from 10am and from 2pm onwards decoration of the church takes place when as much help as possible would be appreciated. On Tuesday, October 9 the packing of fruit and flowers ready for distribution is at 10am.

Once again St Andrew’s church: in Newton Kyme will be putting on its best outfit to celebrate Harvest Home this weekend. The church will be open on Saturday, October 6 from 10am-4pm for all to admire its beautiful decorations and tea, coffee and cakes will also be on offer. On Sunday, October 7 in a change from recent times the morning service with its Harvest Festival theme starts at 11am with a relaxed, family atmosphere take place.

The Tadcaster and Villages Public Forum: takes place in the Riley Smith hall on Monday, October 8. From 3-6pm you will be able to drop in to view the displays and for help and advice from the organisations present which will include Age Concern Selby, Selby Association of Voluntary Services, Selby District Council, Selby Carers Centre, University of the Third Age, North Yorkshire County Council and North Yorkshire Police. Refreshments will also be available all day for free. From 6.30-8pm the Public Community Engagement Forum will be held when the official welcome and introduction will be given by the Forum Chairman, Coun Don Mackay, This will be followed by a presentation from North Yorkshire police on Distraction Burglaries, and a presentation from Selby Carers Centre on new services for Tadcaster. The evening concludes with open feedback from the public. Free transport will be arranged to enable residents to go to and from Calcaria House, Kelcbar Centre and Rosemary House.

Kelcbar Week: tomorrow, Friday, October 5 Chatterbox with Boules starts at 2pm. On Monday the Chair Based Exercises begin at 2pm and on Tuesday, October 8 part five of the Alpha course starts at 6.30pm, on Wednesday the hairdresser arrives at 10am and the regular bingo session has eyes down at 7.30pm. Next Thursday, October 11 there will be a meeting of the committee at 2pm and the Churches Together Gateway evening starts at 7.30pm.

Stutton Council: there is to be a meeting of Stutton cum Hazlewood Parish Council next Thursday, October 11 starting at 7.30pm in Stutton village hall where the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting are usually displayed on the notice board outside the hall.

There is only: one week to go before the Ulleskelf Beer Festival takes place in the village hall on Saturday, October 13 from noon until late. There will be 15 real ales, cider, perry, wine, lager and soft drinks on offer as well as hot and cold food. Tickets costing £5, which include a souvenir glass to hold the first free half pint may be obtained from Ulleskelf Post office. Postal tickets may also be obtained by phoning 01937 830939 or 07866 615481 phone or text or 01937 832050 or 07770 791615 phone or text or by email to ulleskelfvillagehall@gmail.com. For those not wishing to travel by car, trains run to Ulleskelf or nearby Church Fenton station and the 492 bus to Ulleskelf is on the Tadcaster to Pontefract route. All proceeds are for the upkeep of Ulleskelf Village hall, Main St Ulleskelf LS249DU reg charity 1043958.