Dacre, Darley and Summerbridge

Open Gardens: the gardens at Low Hall, Dacre Banks and Woodlands Cottage, Summerbridge will be open on Sunday, May 12, 1.30-5pm. The admission costs will be £3 at each garden and the money raised will go to the National Gardens Scheme to support charities including the Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Charity Fashion show: with Harriets from Otley, raising money for Cystic fibrosis (Charity number 1079049) on Thursday, May 9 at the Millstones, on the A59. Glass of champagne and canapés only for £8 a ticket. Full range of ladies clothes, handbags and accessories. For tickets call Anne on 07955255206 or Gemma on 07969376716.

Coffee Morning: to support The MS Society on Saturday, May 11, 10am-noon at Christ Church Community Centre. Please support this coffee morning by attending or baking a cake – better still, both. Details from Nicky 01423 781423 or Angela 01423 780056

The Great Fish and Chip Supper: comes to Darley Christ Church Community Centre and car park on Saturday, May 11, 5-6.30pm. We are joining forces with Hooked N Cooked to help raise funds for the Spinal Injuries Association. Enjoy take away fish and chips or have a sit in meal complete with a cup of tea. If you think you will be attending this event please email Jackie.m.metcalfe@btinternet.com or telephone 01423 781463 in order to determine food requirements.

Summerbridge WI: the next meeting is on Monday, May 13, 7pm in Dacre Village Hall. This will be a social evening with supper and a quiz. Visitors and new members are always very welcome.

Coffee Morning: with cakes and produce at Darley Methodist Church on Saturday, May 18, 10.30am -noon.

Dance: at Darley memorial Hall Saturday, May 18, 8pm-midnight dancing to Kenny Bell admission £8 to include supper. For further information please contact Keith Hardcastle on 01423 780258.

Creatures Exhibition: at The Studio, Dacre Banks, HG3 4EL. Open invitation to this exciting exhibition of works by several local artists along the theme of Creatures. Artists include Hester Cox, Stefania Romaniak, Jane Carlisle Bellerby and Frances Payne. Refreshments and a chance to chat to the artists about the work on display. All welcome. Exhibition open until Friday, May 31. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Call Frances on 07736 071903 for further info.

Dacre Banks Cricket Club: on Saturday, May the 2nd team will be at home to Birstwith Thirds.

Darley Cricket Club: On Saturday, May 11 the1st teamwill be at home to Hampsthwaite.

Glasshouses & District Gardening Club: the next meeting will be held in Dacre & Hartwith village hall on Thursday, May 16, at 7.45pm. The speaker will be Rebecca Wilson who will be speaking about composting with the North Yorkshire Rotters. Meetings are free to members, and non members are always welcome but we ask for a contribution of £3. Queries to Anne Martin 01423711175 or June Douse 01423712124.

Church services: Sunday, May 12 Providence United Reformed Church, Dacre Top Mr M Imeson at 9.30am. Summerbridge Methodist Church Holy Communion with the Rev Nigel Waterfield at 10.30am. Darley Methodist Church Mrs Cindy Beck at 10.30am. Christ Church, Darley Holy Communion at 6.30pm. St Saviours Church, Thornthwaite Holy Communion at 11am. Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks Holy Communion with Junior Church at 9.30am.