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Kettlesing Dance: is being held at the Millennium Village Hall is tomorrow Friday, October 26 with dancing to Mark Spafford. Entry is £7.50 and this includes supper. There will be a bar available.

Music of the Renaissance: Helen Atkinson, soprano and Nancy Horseman a renaissance lutenist will be giving a recital on Saturday, November 3 at 3pm at the St Thomas a Becket Church, Community Room. Tickets are £7 (£5 concessions) and are available at Hampsthwaite Post Office, by ringing 07960 195890 or on the door on the day.

YCA News: at the beginning of the month, the ladies of Burnt Yates cum Hartwith branch hosted an evening for members of other groups within the Nidderdale Circle. The entertainment was provided by Ken Humphries who sang recited and had the audience chuckling with his jokes. At the next meeting on Tuesday, November 6 a representative from Candlelighters, the children’s cancer charity will be giving a talk about its work and selling Christmas cards. It is proposed to present a cheque from monies raised at the coffee morning the group held earlier this year.

Burnt Yates School News: on Tuesday, November 13 there will be an Open Day in school and prospective parents and current friends are invited to go along to see what goes on, meet the staff, governors and children and inspect the grounds and facilities. The recent inspection report said “Burnt Yates is an exceptional Christian-inspired community in which children truly flourish and grow to become highly achieving and sensitive individuals.” Please contact the school by phone on 01423 770586 or by email: admin@burntyates.n-yorks.sch.uk if you would like to arrange a visit. Refreshments will be available, courtesy of the Friends.

Jamie at Schoo’ Fundraising evening: on November 15 at 7.30pm the Friends of Burnt Yates school is hosting a Jamie at Home party, but at school! It will be a fun evening with drinks and nibbles and an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping whilst having the chance to win some lovely kitchen equipment and raise money for school. Further details are available from the school office.

Coach Trip to Chatsworth House: on Friday, November 16 leaving Kettlesing Millennium Village Hall at 9am and includes an opportunity to visit the Christmas market and see the house decorated on the theme of pantomime villains and dames. This is a trip organised by Hampsthwaite WI and Kettlesing Ladies but there are spare seats. The cost is £30 per person to include entry to the Christmas market, house and garden, coach and fish and chip tea. For further information or to book, please contact Hazel Jackson (Hampsthwaite WI) 770278 or Megan Walmsley (Kettlesing Ladies) 521446.

Hampsthwaite Feast AGM: took place on October 9. Chairman Geoff Howard said it had been a successful 12 months due to the hard work of all those who had raised funds for the feast cabins, help with their installation and finally put on a well attended entertainment. He commented that they had been “truly blessed” that despite the appalling summer, the weather was kind for all the major events and nothing had to be cancelled or postponed. Tree planting round the cabins still needed to be done and he was hoping to have assistance in the provision of screening. He hoped November 17 would be a date for digging with bacon butties provided to volunteers. The Treasurer reported the accounts as much healthier than previously when there had been some question marks over whether so large an expenditure as acquiring the feast cabins could be met, but due to effort by so many people, this had been achieved. The treasurer indicated he now wished to step down from the role but was willing to have a 12 month lead in period to enable someone else to take over. The AGM was followed by the first planning meeting for the 2013 Feast.

Hampsthwaite Show AGM: took place on October 15. Chairman, Hazel Jackson reported that the show had been very successful despite the poor weather meaning the vegetable entries were disappointing. She paid tribute to her fellow committee members, stewards and other volunteers at the show who had worked so well together. After 14 years with the show, Hazel indicated she would be standing down from the committee. The treasurer reported a small surplus which was about half of the surplus in 2011. The committee would have to think of ways to increase revenue for 2013. The secretary indicated that entries were down from 2011 due no doubt to the poor spring but despite a lack of vegetable entries the photography, art and flower sections were well supported. The judging this year had been very thorough and time had been taken to write comments to assist in the future. Having a secretary’s table in the hall worked well as it meant queries could be raised and answered promptly. Trudie Williams also indicated that having served for seven years on the committee, she too would be standing down. The Secretary on behalf of the committee, thanked Hazel and Trudie for all their efforts over the years. The new committee will therefore be Paul Hatherley, chairman, David Smith, vice chairman, Graham Williams, treasurer, Liz Perrett, secretary with Andrew Hart and Sue Streather. They acknowledged however that more help would be needed if the show is to run successfully and they hoped that the willing band of volunteers who have come forward in the past will do so again.