Masham

Mashamshire Community Office

01765 680200

info@visitmasham.com

Masham Youth Club: meets tonight at Masham Town Hall and regularly every Thursday evening from 7-9pm. Tonight is film night with a big screen, popcorn and tuck shop. The club is for anyone in Year 7 and above. The club has recently acquired a pool table, thanks to a member of the mountain rescue team who made the donation. Recently the group have looked at how the police and mountain rescue team work. If you have a skill or profession that you would like to share with the young people, please get in touch. Any queries, please contact Sam by email on: samlwyp@live.co.uk or call 07885 500848.

West Tanfield Art Exhibition: at West Tanfield Memorial Hall, West Tanfield, Ripon HG4 5JX from Saturday, May 4 until Monday, May 6. Sale of original artwork by local artists, free admission, homemade refreshments and raffle. Sponsored by Inner Wheel Club of Ripon Rowels and proceeds to Harrogate Hospital baby Unit and other local charities.

Saint Paul’s Church, Healey, Coffee Morning: at Masham Town Hall on Saturday, May 4 from 9.30am-1pm. Refreshments, tombola, cake stall, books, bric-a-brac, produce and plants. Any donations of items are most welcome. Tombola prizes to Basil Sturdy on 01765 689543, bric-a-brac to Tez Robson at RF Broadley) 01765 689623, plants to Pat and Cameron Gough on 01765 688762, books to Ian Johnson 01765 689456, produce and other items to Delia Richmond, 01765 658765. Please bring cakes on the day or arrange collection.

Vive Arts and Crafts Fair: are back at Masham Town Hall on Saturday, May 4 until Monday, May 6 from 10am-4pm. Free admission. Vive Arts are always looking for new crafters, so if you or someone you know would be interested in having a stall with, please get in touch with Paul or Suzanne on 01423 860971 or e-mail skybluecrafts@ntlworld.com. Stock has to be homemade and potential stall holders must have public liability insurance. Stall charges per day are £16 for a six foot table and £22 for a 12 foot table. Terms and conditions can be found on www.skybluecrafts.co.uk/vivefairs2013.html.

Coffee Morning: at Masham Methodist Church Hall, 34 Park Street on Saturday, May 4 from 10.30am-noon. Stalls include cakes, home produce, larder, book and gifts. Proceeds in aid of church funds. Everyone welcome.

Alligator Gumbo: at the Bivouac on Saturday, May 4 from 8pm. Come and enjoy Alligator Gumbo, an exciting four-piece, Leeds-based swing band. Playing New Orleans swing/jazz from the 1920s era. Entry is £5 per person. For more information, visit www.thebivouac.co.uk or call 01765 535 020. The Bivouac, High Knowle, Knowle Lane, Ilton, near Masham HG4 4JZ.

Church Services: at St Mary’s Church, Masham Holy Communion is at 8am and 10.45am. St Paul’s Church, Healey Holy Communion is at Healey at 9.15am. Masham Methodist Church Services this Sunday, May 5 the service is at 10.30am and led by Graham Pentelow. Rev David Richardson leads the services at Maple Creek at 6.30pm

Hackfall Bluebell Walk: on Sunday, May 5 from 11am-1pm. Meet at the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe for a four-mile walk to discover the history and beauty of Hackfall and admire the bluebells. The paths are steep in places and can be muddy. The cost is £4 for adults and under 16s are free. To book contact Nidderdale AONB on 01423 712950 or e-mail aonbevents@harrogate.gov.uk.

Beltane at Thornborough: Beltane is the Celtic fire festival that celebrates the beginning of summer. The festival originated with the rural tradition of lighting “lucky fires” at the start of May. Druids were said to have once performed this rite and the purpose of the fires was to provide magical protection to people and livestock in the year ahead. Beltane at Thornborough is a joyous celebration of the ancient tradition and a great family day out on Sunday, May 5 from noon. Free entry and everyone is welcome. For more details, visit www.celebratebeltane.co.uk.

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!: come and support the RNLI at Masham Town Hall on Monday, May 6 from 10am-4pm. Refreshments, sandwiches, cakes, scones and quiche, tea and coffee together with stalls, souvenirs and bric-a-brac. No entry fee. www.rnli.org.uk.

Movies in Masham: Untouchable is the film showing on Tuesday, May 7 at 7.30pm at Masham Town Hall. A quadriplegic French artistocrat hires a poor young man as his personal carer in this heartwarming comedy-drama. Come and enjoy the full cinema experience, also featuring historical films of Masham, wine and soft drinks, popcorn, sweets and ice cream. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought beforehand from Mashamshire Community Office on 01765 680200 or bought on the door on the night.

Masham Musical Society AGM: is on Wednesday, May 8 at 7.30pm in the Masham Methodist Church school room. All welcome.

Story time for the under fives: takes place at Mashamshire Community Library 7 Little Market Place, Masham on Thursday, May 9 at 9.30am. In association with Acorns and North Yorkshire County Council. The session takes place every second Thursday of the month. All welcome, no booking required, just turn up. For more information, please call the library on 01765 680 204.

Blue Light Gallery: the Community Office is very excited to announce the opening of their newly renovated exhibition space. The Blue Light Gallery is available for local artists or makers starting their exhibiting career or wishing to trial new work or just wanting to exhibit and sell their work for a short, flexible period. There is also the opportunity for the sale of any high quality art or craft items to be sold to raise funds for charity. The gallery offers a four metre square exhibition space with glass display cabinets and a professional hanging system. It is a friendly and welcoming venue with a high number of visitors from the local community and tourists. If you are eager to be involved in this new venture or know an artist that you think would be interested, please pop into the community office to have a look at the space and pick up the hire rates. Telephone 01765 680200 or e-mail: info@visitmasham.com.

Betty and Dorothy: Kell Bank School’s animated historical film has been nominated at the Hollywood International Film Festival in the Short Computer Animation Category. The festival is from May 1 - 5. We will let you know how the film gets on!

St Mary’s Church Masham Stewardship Campaign 2013: The church council are holding a stewardship campaign during May. On Saturday, May 11 there will be a church open day and in the evening a celebration supper in the church. The Family Service is on Sunday, May 12 and a celebratory Holy Communion on Sunday May, 19 when the preacher will be Rev Nicholas Henshall, Vicar of Christ Church Harrogate and Acting Archdeacon. Can you help? The church would like to borrow memorabilia and photographs for a display on the church’s history and current activities. If you are able to help, please contact Christine Greensit on 01765 689 711.

Christian Aid Street Collection: volunteers are needed to help on Saturday, May 18 in Masham Market Place. If you can offer some time, please contact Cath Boshier on 01765 688 957.

Indoor Bowls: the indoor bowls season has finished with Masham having had an excellent season finishing third in the Vale Of Mowbray Carpet Bowls League, probably their best ever finish. In the club tournaments the winners were, ladies singles Barbara Bradley, men’s singles Ian Bradley, Pairs Ann Richmond and Ian Bradley. Masham also did very well in the league individual competitions with Barbara Bradley reaching the final of the ladies competition and Tim Askew reaching the final of the men’s. The new season will start again in September and anyone who is interested should contact Michael Dyson 01765 689796 or Pauline Howard 01765 688649.