Graham Smith

01423 772832

Christmas Dragon Lantern Making workshop: there will be the annual lantern making workshop to create a Christmas Dragon at Nidderdale High School for the St Nicholas Festival on Saturday-Sunday, November 16 -17. The sessions will start at 10am and finish at 3pm and will create the Christmas Dragon frame from willow and cover it with tissue. These sessions are open to Year 5 and above who must be accompanied by an adult. Years 7 - 10 Nidderdale High School students and any members of the community are also invited to help with this project. Bring your own packed lunch, soft drinks will be provided. The St Nicholas Festival Lantern Parade will take place on Friday, December 13, 5 - 8pm.To book your place please email Biddy Noakes at or phone 01423 711958.

Fireworks: at The Bridge Inn in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Saturday, November 16 at 7pm. Pie and pea supper £3.

Cinema in the Dale: Lincoln – showing on Saturday, November 30 at 7.30pm at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Tickets £5 available from Pateley Bridge Pharmacy.

A night of live Music: is to be performed at the Pateley Club tonight, Thursday, November 7, at 42 High Street, Pateley Bridge. Free entry, but we will pass the hat. Guests welcome. Bar open at 8pm. The evening runs from 8.30pm-10.30pm. For any further information contact Mike on 01423 711703.

Dance Fundraiser: have some fun at Nidderdale High School on Saturday, November 9 and help to raise funds for the school minibus.A 1940s style Dance Extravaganza will feature some gentle and helpful instruction from Major Swing and Kitty who will provide the great 40s music and take you through the basic steps with the minimum of pain. There will also be vintage cocktails, Moon Booth photography and a buffet - all of which should make for a great night out. The event runs from 8-11pm and tickets are only £10 from the school on 01423 711246.

And don’t forget to turn up in period costume – there is a prize for the best-dressed.

Christmas Fair: the PTFA of Nidderdale High School will be holding their Christmas Fair on Friday, November 22, 5.30pm - 7.30pm in the school hall. There will be a variety of unusual and inspiring stalls to purchase your Christmas presents from, seasonal food and drinks will be served by the PTFA and students so please come along to support your school. If you are a trader who would like to take a stall please call J Staniforth on 01423 711246.

Glasshouses WI: our next meeting is open to everyone, male and female so ladies give your men an outing. We are holding a Call My Bluff wine tasting evening at Glasshouses School. Wine tasting with a twist. It will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday, November 13. Cheese and nibbles included. Cost £5. Pay at the door.

Pateley Bridge Ladies Club: will next meet on Monday, November 11. Filling shoeboxes for charity with Sister Durbin. Meetings are held at the Pateley Club at 7.45pm. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more info contact Pam on 711679.

Pateley Bridge Dance club: the next dance will be on Friday, November 8, 7.30-11.30pm, at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Dancing to Jim. Entry £7 on the door to include supper. There will be a raffle. Bring your own drink. All welcome. Details from 01423 711197 or 01423 711642.

Big Walls and High Mountains: on Thursday, November 7 at 7.30pm at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Tickets £15/£12 concessions from Sypeland Outdoors or Graham & Jane Spooner 01423 711840.

Church services: Sunday, November 10 St Michaels Church, Wilsill 9am Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer. St Cuthberts Church 10.30am Eucharist. St Marys Church, Greenhow 6.30pm Remembrance Service. Pateley Bridge Methodist Church 10.30am Sister Janet Durbin. Glasshouses Methodist Church 10.30am Mr P Fenwick. Wath Chapel 6.30pm The Rev Nigel Waterfield. At the Roman Catholic churches Sunday Mass will take place at 10.30am at Pateley and at 9.15am at Menwith Hill.