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Church services: Adrian Roberts will lead the service of communion by extension at 10.30am on Sunday in St. Andrew’s church. The mid week communion service will be at 10.30am on Wednesday.

Chapel service: Mrs L. Blackburn will lead Sunday worship at 10.30am in the Ebenezer chapel. Rev Susan Richardson’s final service at Kirkby Malzeard Methodist church will take place at 10.30am next Sunday, July 21. All are welcome. This will be followed by a lunch.

Duck race: the Highside playing fields association annual duck race will be held earlier this year. It starts at Laverton bridge at 6pm tomorrow, July 12 and tickets are already on sale at Kirkby Stores and Highside butchers. As usual there will be children’s games, tombola and refreshments on the field.

Walk: the Christian Aid Mosaic Walk takes place on Saturday, July 20. The start will be at 10.30am from Tom Corner, where there is parking, but for those who want to please meet at Dallowgill Methodist Chapel where there are toilets. The walk is seven miles long and follows a trail of 22 mosaics passing through a varied landscape of moorland, valleys, hamlets, pasture and woodland. Stout footwear is advisable. Bring your own lunch for a stop half way round. Refreshments will be provided at Dallowgill at the end. To book please contact Michael (01765 605276), Simon (01765 692187) or Muriel (01765 606573) and collect a sponsor form. The minimum sponsorship is £10.

Concert: North Yorkshire based band LedZep/DC make an eagerly anticipated return to Masham Town Hall on Saturday. The doors will be open at 7.30pm and there will be a bar. Tickets are £8 in advance and are available in advance at Masham community office, Ripon News (North Street, Ripon) and Cowie’s Newsagents (West Street, Ripon). They are also online – and by post by phoning 01765 658312 (booking fees apply). Tickets will be on the door if available (£10).

Afternoon tea: the Friends of Ripon hospital are holding an afternoon tea with scones, jam and cream from 2-4pm on Friday, July 19 in the mechanics’ institute. There will be a raffle and cake, book and £1 stalls. Please support your local hospital.

Going Grey: after its successful run in York last year and before going down to London, the musical comedy Going Grey about Helen, a recently widowed 40-year old will be presented at the mechanics’ institute on Friday, July 19. It is written by Emily Roberts. Tickets are on sale and can be booked on

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Coffee morning: from 10am-noon on Saturday, July 20 the local Christian Aid committee is holding a coffee morning at the Rectory on Ringbeck Road. There will be a raffle, tombola and a cake and produce stall.

Show: the 2013 Flower and Produce Show takes place on Saturday, September 7 at the mechanics’ institute. Schedules are available at Kirkby Stores, the Queen’s Head, the mechanics’ institute or from any committee member.

Panto 2014: this is advance notice that the Kirkby Malzeard Players are performing the pantomime Jack and the beanstalk in March 2014. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, September 11 in the annex of the mechanics’ institute from 6pm onwards. All those who are aged eight-years and over are welcome to attend.

Aldfield - Church service: there is no service Eucharist on Sunday in St Lawrence’s Church.

Dallowgill - Chapel service: Rev Susan Richardson will lead Sunday worship at 2pm in Dallowgill chapel.

Church service: there is no service on Sunday at the Chapel of the Resurrection.

Galphay - Folk dance club: Polka Dots will be the band and Jan Porter the caller when members of the Highside Folk Dance club meet in the village institute from 8-10pm on Friday, July 19. The charge is £3 for adults and 50p for children.

Grantley – Dance: Roe Valley will play for the dance on Saturday at the village hall. It will be held from 8pm-midnight and there will be a raffle and supper.

Young farmers: Winksley cum Grantley young farmers meet in the village hall on Wednesday.

Sawley - Church service: Liz Jarvis 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.

Village hall events: there will be dominoes at 1.30pm and a bowls match at 7pm on Tuesday. Short mat bowls begins at 1pm on Wednesday.

Sports day: Sawley’s children’s sports day will be held on Saturday. It begins at 2pm.

Whist and dominoes: this monthly event begins at 7.30pm on Friday, July 19 in the village hall.

Winksley - Church service: Rev Caroline Falkingham will celebrate the Eucharist at 9am on Sunday in the Church of Ss Cuthbert and Oswald.