Margaret Garner

01423 521765

Saint Luke’s Church of England Church: the regular second Sunday of the month service on October 13 will be AllAge/Parade at Saint Luke’s Church, Franklin Square. The service begins at 10.30am and there will be a crèche for children up to school age and their parents and carers. There is also Sunday School for children age three to11 years. Everyone dealing with children have been through CRB checks.

Come and Sing Handel’s Messiah: Katy Penn, partnership manager of Nidderdale Plus invites singers who would like to support the next fundraising event for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, to sing Handel’s Messiah. The event is the 10th Nidderdale Messiah and will be held at 1pm Sunday, November 24 at Holy Trinity Church, Knaresborough. Booking is now open and is essential for singers and audience who are needed from all areas. Contact may be made on 01423 206535 or

Sitting Room: the new season is now well underway for Siiting Room comedy, held at the George Hotel, Ripon Road. This month saw a welcome return of Arthur Smith along with Alistair Barrie and Dan Bland with Phil Ellis. Next month’s evening is on Wednesday, November,13 doors open at 7 for an 8pm start. Tickets at £10 on www.sittingroomcomedy/com

Baby Sensory: Emma English runs baby sensory classes in St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall, Duchy Road on Thursdays 10am-3pm. Baby sensory offers activities to help baby development through activities which stimulate the senses and help baby develop through a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes which aid early communication skills. Free taster sessions are available on request from 07721885724 or

Enjoy-A-Ball: a sports coaching programme for girls and boys between three and nine takes place in the parish hall of St Wilfrid’s, Duchy Road on Wednesdays 12.45- 2.45pm and Fridays 11.45am-2.45pm. Enjoy-a-Ball sports coaching for children has won awards for helping children develop gross motor skills through fun creative games which gradually develops sport-specific skills. More information and timetable is available on or ring Lesley 07789861108.

Pilates Class: Susan Liffen runs a Pilates class, Mondays 6-7pm in the parish hall of St Wilfrid’s. She can be contacted on 01423 202531 or 07899961591 to book or

Susan also runs a Back Care class for men only ,Wednsdays 6-7pm £35

Big Band Dancing: at the Cairn Hotel, Ripon Road Thursday, October 17 will be an evening of dancing to live music provided by the Echo Big Band along with their vocalists from 7.45-10.30pm. Special show dances will be performed by White Diamond Entertainment. There are earlybird offers on the £12.50 tickets. Call 01423 569817 plus details on

Who Wants To Die A Millionaire: the murder mystery evening at the Old Swan Hotel on Friday, October 18, where diners try to work out who the baddie is, will be called Who Wants to Die a Millionaire. Bookings on 01423 50055

Pam Ayres: during the Harrogate Comedy Festival, well loved by those of a certain age, Pam Ayres will make another visit to the Royal Hall at 7.30pm on Friday,October 11. Tickets £19.50 from Harrogate Theatre Box Office, Oxford Street. 01423 502116.