Scouts: thanks to everyone involved in the fund-raising race night held recently at Twenden on St Mary’s Walk which I attended. A small number of fund-raisers have been working incredibly hard to raise the large amount of money needed to fund a new scout hut at the 20th Harrogate Scout Group premises and they would appreciate your continued support with fund-raising efforts. On Wednesday, July 10 they will be running a teddybola and a jarbola at the party in the park event, a coffee morning at Harlow Hill Methodist church on Saturday, July 20 and a summer fayre and table top sale on Sunday, July 21. For details of these events contact 522968 or 500809 or email Harrogate20thscoutsfundraising@hotmail.co.uk If you shop online, did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for the scout group? You can register to support when you shop online by looking at the website http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk /causes/20thharrogatesg
Horticap: the rather special event on the Horticap calendar takes place tomorrow, Friday, June 28 with a midsummer garden party. During the day magician Bob McBratney and musician Ian Peak will be on hand to entertain. There will be a number of sculptures in the garden including the model of a Spitfire by Darrell Evanes. There will be a popular gift tree with winning ticket every time and obviously the weather is going to be perfect! There will be members of staff and volunteers ready to conduct guided tours of the garden for those who are interested and there will be an exhibition of art produced by students at Horticap. Tickets for this event cost £17.50 each which includes a delicious cold buffet and a glass of Pimms. There will also be wine and soft drinks to accompany the meal. To order your tickets contact Horticap on 522876 or call in during opening hours every day from 10am-4pm. It is always a pleasure to visit the garden here and well worth a visit especially as there is now a tea room! Come and enjoy a selection of Taylors tea and coffee for a donation or cold drinks, biscuits and ice cream to purchase. The tea room provides another training opportunity for some of the students who work at the Bluecoat Wood Nursery on Otley Road. The tea room has been funded through the generosity of Belmont Grosvenor PTA. In addition a Gina Gordon art exhibition runs at from Monday, July 1 until the end of the month.
Coffee morning: the next coffee morning to be held at Harlow Hill Methodist Church will take place on Saturday, July 6 from 10am-noon and all are welcome to come and enjoy delicious cakes and refreshments. On Saturday, July 20 members of the church will be running a fund-raising refreshment day at Wesley Chapel in the town, for which your support would be appreciated. If you are interested in booking a room for a party or event, please contact Lorna on 521086 for full details.
Rainbows: help is urgently needed at the Rainbow group for girls aged five to seven-years which meets at Harlow Hill Methodist Church. Rainbow leader Ladybird is leaving after being involved with the group for two years so her space desperately need to be filled. Can you help? If you are interested contact me and I will pass on your details.
Messy Church: the next Messy Church at Harlow Hill Methodist Church will take place on Saturday, July 6 from 4-5.30pm involving lots of family craft work on the theme Bible roads. Come along and enjoy a little time together to try out some different activities followed by a short worship session and a shared meal at the end.
Summer Fair: thanks to Claire Woolaston from Western School PTA on Cold Bath Road who tells me that on Saturday, July 6 there will be a circus themed summer fair at the school from 4-7pm to which all are welcome. During the early evening, come along and enjoy lots of circus themed entertainment, a bouncy castle, tombola, stalls, barbecue and bar! All proceeds will go to Western School PTA.
Harlow Carr: the summer garden party at Harlow Carr will take place this weekend on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 20. Bring a picnic, find a sunny spot, and enjoy all the family fun. This weekend will include craft workshops, facepainters, a balloonlogist and live music. During the month of July enjoy the summer arts exhibition featuring 26 leading Yorkshire artists and on Wednesday garden tours from 11am-noon. On Thursday evenings in July the garden will remain open until 9pm when members can enjoy live music whilst in the garden. A course on the aromatherapy garden will take place on Wednesday, July 3 and on creative flower and plant photography on Saturday, July 6. Looking ahead into July sees the National Sweet Pea show over the weekend of Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 and outdoor theatre with the Oddsocks production of the Comedy of Errors on Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17. For full details of all events and prices at Harlow Carr, go to the website www.rhs.org
Summer events: please get in touch with your summer events as soon as you can so that they can be included in Harlow News. Many thanks!