Graham Smith

01423 772832

Pateley Bridge WI: this afternoon, Thursday, November 14, Pat Osborne will give a talk on the life of Beatrix Potter. All are welcome to join us at 2pm in the Lounge of The Methodist Church.

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.

Silk Art Workshop: for children aged 7-12 years making Christmas items with artist Jane Carlisle Bellerby. Saturday, November 30, 9.30am-noon at Nidderdale High School. Cost £20, booking essential 85

Christmas Fair: at Pateley Bridge Methodist Church on Saturday, November 23, 10am-1.30pm. There will be a wide range of stalls so come along and get some early Christmas gifts. Hot lunches will be available.

Christmas Fair: the PTFA of Nidderdale High School will be holding their Christmas Fair on Friday, November 22, 5.30-7.30pm 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.

Pateley Bridge Ladies Club: will next meet on Monday, November 25. Top of the World, slides and talk by Richard Fountain. 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, December 6, 7.30-11.30pm, at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Dancing to Elizabeth Harrison. 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.

Gardening Club: the next meeting of The Glasshouses and District Gardening Club will be held in Dacre and Hartwith Village Hall tonight, Thursday, November 21. The speaker will be Edward Clements who will be talking about Mediterranean Travels with a Camera. Our meetings are free to members, and non members are always welcome to join us, though in that case we ask for a contribution of £3. Queries to Anne Martin 01423 711175 or June Douse 01423 712124.

Grand Christmas Fayre: at Pateley Bridge Auction Mart on Sunday, December 8, 11am-3pm. Trees, soaps, jewellery, Christmas cakes, wreaths and decorations, plants, baking, vintage crafts and clothing, floral arrangements, preserves, reindeer, Father Christmas, toys and gifts. For entries and enquiries telephone 01423 712032, 01423 755278 or 07912290906. Teacups will be open for lunch and refreshments.

10th Christmas brass concert: at Pateley Memorial Hall on Saturday, December 7 at 7.30pm. This year it will be given by Tewit Youth Band for hall funds and sponsored as usual by Barclays plc. Tickets £7.50 to include mulled wine and mince pies from Pateley Phamacy or Mabel Parker 71268) or on the door. There will be a raffle.

Come and Sing Handel’s Messiah: bookings now open for the 10th Nidderdale Messiah event, to be held on Sunday, November 24 at 1pm in Holy Trinity Church, Knaresborough. Booking essential for singers and audience – to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Booking form or tel 01423 206535

Ding Dong Merrily: Upper Nidderdale Flower Club - Christmas Flower Demonstration by Derek Bridges on Friday, November 22 at 7.30pm at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Tickets £8 (includes tea/biscuits) Available from Ann Smith 01423 770468.

Christmas Extravaganza: Swish Flowers by Yvonne invites you to the Pateley Club on Saturday, November 16, 11am onwards and Sunday, November 17, 12-3pm. Large selection of gifts and due to popular demand I will be taking orders for my exclusive free Christmas Day delivery service. So why not pop along and see my new designs including my special Christmas cracker table design available in fresh or silk flowers. Don’t worry if you can’t make it you can always visit Jacky Richard and myself at Four Lane Ends Farm shop Tea Room & Log store where you can relax with a cuppa and cake or treat yourself to a full English breakfast whilst you browse my full selection of gifts. Any queries or enquiries please contact me Yvonne on 07413629437.

Church services: Sunday, November 17 Bewerley Grange Chapel 9am Holy Communion. St Cuthberts Church 10.30am Family Service. Pateley Bridge Methodist Church 10.30am Holy Communion with the Rev Nigel Waterfield. Glasshouses Methodist Church 10.30am Morag Waterfield. At the Roman Catholic churches Sunday Mass will take place at 10.30am at Pateley and at 9.15am at Menwith Hill.