Book Exchange at Hampsthwaite: will be held on August 29 between 2-3pm at the village room.
Old Tyme Dance: at Kettlesing Millennium Village Hall on Friday, August 30 with dancing to Mark Spafford between 7.30-11.30pm. Entry is £7.50 and as ever there is a supper, bar and raffle. For more information, Margaret can be contacted on 01943 880366.
Coffee Morning: Anita Robson is organizing a coffee morning on Saturday, August 31 between 10am-1pm at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall. On offer will be coffee and tea as well as Anita’s famous bacon butties which are worth a detour any day. The do is to raise money for Horticap and is sponsored by Bryan Thompson who will also be on hand to take photographs and AYS Taxis and in particular “Dependable Dave”. For those not familiar with Horticap, it is a unique garden which can be found on the road between Beckwithshaw and Harlow Carr which is not only open for visitors and to sell plants but also provides training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities. School groups who want to have activity days based on the KS1, KS2 and KS3 curriculum are also welcome. Horticap will have a stall in the car park at the Memorial Hall. Donations for the cake stall and raffle will be gratefully received. Anita can be contacted on770899.
Burnt Yates Cricket Club: on Saturday August 31, the 1st team is playing Ouseburn 2 at home while the 2nd team is away to Helperby 3. Both matches get underway at 1.30pm.
WI News: on Monday, September 2 the Hampsthwaite branch will be enjoying their monthly meeting when the talk will be entitled Colour Me Confident by Denise Griffiths. The evening gets underway at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall and visitors are welcome.
YCA News: the next meeting of the Burnt Yates cum Hartwith group is on September 3 at 7.30pm at the school in Burnt Yates when Rev Tony Shepherd will be talking about his role as the Queen’s Chaplain. Visitors, new and prospective members will be made most welcome.
Hampsthwaite Concert: On September 8 however, Stephan Smyth and Band will be appearing at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. For more information or to book tickets, contact email@example.com or ring 770609.
Date for the Diary: Hampsthwaite’s Village Society is hosting a cabaret and canapé evening at the Memorial Hall on Friday, September 27 when Judith Hibbert presents The Woman’s Bright Hour which is a tribute to well known musical stars of film, television and radio. Tickets are on sale at the post office at £10 and tables for eight or 10 can be reserved by ringing 01423 770449
The Muddy Archeologist: alias Gillian Hovel, our local resident expert on all matters to do with not so recent history and who has come and entertained the local branch of the Yorkshire Country Women in the past, was in action a few weeks ago as part of the FEVA festival in Knaresborough. She gave a talk entitled Gallery of Rogues which featured the Greek and Roman gods and how they infiltrate our lives in the 21st century. It was a fascinating talk, delivered with enthusiasm and hugely entertaining. Gillian runs courses from time to time and gives talks to groups and I can thoroughly recommend them.
Car Tax: for those needing to renew car tax this month, please remember this can be done at Hampsthwaite Post Office.