Graham Smith

01423 772832

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.

Bead MakingWorkshop: for children aged 7 - 12years with artist Michelle Pilkington. Saturday, December 7, 9.30am-noon at Nidderdale High School. Cost £20, booking essential 07727002181.

Kids Feltmaking workshop: with Fran Salisbury on Saturday, December 14, 9.30am - noon at Nidderdale High School. For ages 7 – 12 years, booking essential -

St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School: there is a vacancy on our governing body from January 6. We are looking to appoint someone from the local community who would be interested in volunteering. If you would like more information or are interested in putting your name forward please contact me at the school office.

Ang Lumley, business manager/clerk to governors, telephone 01423 711407.

A night of live Music: is to be performed at the Pateley Club tonight, Thursday, December 5 at 42 High Street, Pateley Bridge. Free entry, but we will pass the hat. Guests welcome. Bar open at 8pm. The evening runs from 8.30-10.30pm. For any further information contact Mike on 01423 711703.

St Nicholas Festival, Pateley Bridge: Coldstones Cut Illuminated from the evening of Friday, December 6. Visit this monumental sculpture, adorned for the Christmas season with fairy lights any evening until Sunday, December 22. Open 24/7, free.

Christmas Spark: a selling exhibition of arts and crafts, made by artists at The Old Workhouse, including blown glass, ceramic, precious metals and gemstones, textiles, paintings, stone carvings and hats. Preview 5-9pm Friday, December 6. Exhibition continues every day until Sunday, December 15.

St Nicholas Fair: will take place on Saturday, December 7, 10am-1pm at the memorial hall, Pateley Bridge. There will be gift, cake and plant stalls, tombola, Santa Claus and his favourite elves, and various children’s activities. Mince pies and coffee will be served followed by homemade soup and crusty bread for lunch. Festive music. this is the main fundraising event for your parochial church council - please bring all your friends and relatives to support this important community event.

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.

Festival Service:on Sunday, December 8, 10.30am at St Cuthbert’s church.

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.

Dragon Parade and Late Night Opening: on Friday, December 13, 5-8pm. Follow the dragon around the streets of Pateley Bridge, accompanied by carols and drumming. Join the parade at Bridgehousegate and support your local shops along the way.

Family Film afternoon: on Saturday, December 14. Planes will be shown at 2.30pm at the memorial hall. Come anytime from 1.30pm and deliver your letters to Santa and enjoy some face-painting.

Rejoice with Nidd Chorale: a concert of sacred and secular music, celebrating the Advent Season in song, at The Church of Our Lady, Panorama Way, Pateley Bridge Saturday, December 14 at 7.45pm. Tickets £8 to include a glass of wine, available from Pateley Pharmacy or Our Lady’s Presbytery. For further details about these events or The Nidd Chorale please contact Jackie Drake 01423 711278

Church services: Sunday, December 8 St Cuthberts Church 10.30am Eucharist. St Michael and All Angels Church, Wilsill 9am Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer. Pateley Bridge Methodist Church 10.30am Mr Stephen Hesselden. Glasshouses Methodist Church 10.30am Sister Janet Durbin. Wath Chapel 6.30pm Mr Stephen Edwards. At the Roman Catholic churches Sunday Mass will take place at 10.30am at Pateley and at 9.15am at Menwith Hill.

Glasshouses Christmas Fair: Glasshouses School Traditional Christmas Fair will be held on Friday, December 6 in the school hall, official opening 6.30pm. Lots of different stalls for all ages. All welcome.