Cabaret and Canapé Evening: hosted by the Hampsthwaite Village Society will be taking place 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. I gather three of the original Calendar Girls are going to be going along with their families. Tickets are on sale at the post office at £10 and tables for eight or 10 can be reserved by ringing 01423 770449.

Anita’s Coffee Morning: last month raised over £300 for Horticap. Anita has asked me to pass on a very big thank you to everyone who helped out in the kitchen, on the cake stall, selling raffle tickets and on the door. Thanks go to people who turned up to make the event a success.

YCA News: at the September meeting the ladies of the Burnt Yates cum Hartwith branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association had an entertaining talk from Rev Tony Shepherd who described his role as the Queen’s Chaplain. The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 1 at the school in Burnt Yates when the members will be hosting an evening to which other groups in the Nidderdale Circle are invited. Alison Moore will be talking about Liquorice. Later in the month, on October 12, ladies from the area will be joining together again for the harvest lunch at Bishop Monkton.

Curtis Magee in Concert: on Sunday, October 6 at Kettlesing Millennium Village Hall beginning at 7.30pm. To reserve tickets ring Reg on 01423 770609.