Church services: Rev Trevor Vaughan will celebrate the Eucharist at 10.30am on Sunday in St. Andrew’s church. The mid week communion service begins at 10.30am on Wednesday.
Chapel service: the congregation will make their own arrangements for worship at 10.30am on Sunday in the Ebenezer chapel.
Tickets on sale: it’s the last chance to buy tickets for Kirkby Malzeard Players’ performance of Gosforth’s Fete, a one act play by Alan Ayckbourn. It will be held at 7.30pm in the mechanics’ institute on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. Tickets are on sale at Kirkby Stores and are limited to 60 per performance. There will be supper and additional entertainment.
Mechanics’ Institute classes: exercise classes will be held from 2-3pm and 7-8pm on Tuesdays and 9-10am on Fridays. On Thursday there will be an art class from 9.30am-noon and handicrafts from 1.30-3.30pm.
Dominoes: Kirkby Malzeard Bowls club will hold another domino night at the Highside playing field pavilion at 7.30pm on Monday, April 15. The charge is £2 to include tea and biscuits. There will be cash prizes and a raffle. All are welcome to a friendly social evening.
Women’s Fellowship: the AGM takes place in the Methodist chapel schoolroom at 2.15pm on Wednesday, April 24. Rev Susan Richardson will attend the meeting.
AGM: the Highside Playing Field Association AGM will be held at the pavilion at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 25.
Quiz: the monthly quiz at the mechanics’ institute is on Friday, April 25. The bar will be open from 8pm and the quiz begins at 8.30pm.
Yorkshire in Bloom: thank you to everyone who helped Kirkby Malzeard win a silver award last year and has kept the village looking lovely through this long, cold winter. Normally we would be preparing for the judges’ spring visit. However, due to the unseasonal weather the Yorkshire in Bloom Spring judging has been cancelled throughout the county. The judges will visit in the summer. Residents will be informed of the date in advance.
Aldfield - Church service: there is no service on Sunday at St Lawrence’s Church.
Dallowgill - Chapel service: Sunday worship will be led by Mr Geoff Phillips at 2pm in Dallowgill chapel.
Meeting: the next meeting of the Dallowgill local history group will be the walk which Kev Cale has agreed to reschedule after it had to be cancelled on March 23. It will start from the chapel at 3pm on Sunday.
Walk and exhibition: the Dallowgill spring walk will be held on Saturday, April 20 and a heritage exhibition will be held in the chapel from 11am on both Saturday and Sunday. Walkers are asked to register at the chapel (HG4 3QY) from 1pm for a prompt 1.30pm start. The main walk is five or six miles long and there will be the option of a shorter route. Appropriate footwear should be worn. Tea will be served in the chapel schoolroom at the end of the walk and there will be a raffle. The charge, to include tea, is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children with a family ticket costing £10. Non-walkers are invited to tea (£3) and everyone will have an opportunity to view the heritage exhibition in the chapel. The proceeds from the walk will go to Dallowgill chapel and the Chapel of the Resurrection.
Galphay - Folk dance club: the Highside Folk Dance club members meet in the village institute from 8-10pm on Friday, April 19 when Twiddling Thumbs will play and the caller will be Angela Bodey. The charge is £3 for adults and 50p for children.
Grantley - Dance: Dennis Westmorland will play for the next dance at the village hall. It will be held from 8pm-midnight on Saturday. There will be a raffle, and refreshments will be served.
Saint Michael’s Hospice: the dance at the village hall in aid of Saint Michael’s Hospice raised £190. Thank you to everyone who supported it and especially to the village hall committee who organised it and to The Beresfords who played for it.
Meeting: Grantley and Winksley Young Farmers meet in the village hall on Wednesday.
Jazz evening: St Aidan’s Swing Band will play at the jazz evening which will be held at 7pm in the village hall on Friday, April 19. This is a fund-raiser for the Fountains parish.
Sawley - Church service: Nina Harrison will lead the family service at 10.30am on Sunday in the Church of St Michael and All Angels.
Chapel service: there is no service on Sunday in Sawley chapel.
Workshop: Sawley Arts group is organising another printing workshop for beginners. Hester Cox will be the tutor and it will be held in the village hall from10am-4pm on Saturday. The fee of £15 includes materials and tea and coffee. To book a place please telephone Ted on 01765 620250.
Village hall events: there will be table tennis from 7pm on Monday, a bowls match at 7pm on Tuesday and short mat bowls will take place at 1pm on Wednesday.
Whist and Dominoes: this takes place in the village hall at 7.30pm on Friday, April 19.
Afternoon tea: this will be served in the village hall from 2pm on Friday, April 26.
Romance in the kitchen: there will be an illustrated talk highlighting how and where generations of a Yorkshire family met and married, featuring Land Girls, farmers, a military policeman, a train driver and a butler. This will be followed by a brief introduction into family and village history for beginners. The evening is organised by the Sawley Arts Group. It begins at 7.30pm in the village hall. Entry is £2 payable on the door.
Winksley - Church service: there will be a celebration of the Eucharist at 9am on Sunday in the Church of Ss Cuthbert and Oswald. The officiant will be Rev Alan Denyer.