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Hackfall Volunteers: are needed today, Thursday, February 7, particularly for Water Features work and other on-site practical tasks. Meet at the Woodland Trust car park on the Masham to Grewelthorpe road at 10am. Have fun, get outdoors, get fit and enjoy Hackfall. For further information please contact Paul Mosley, Hackfall Officer on 0845 2935847 or email .

Masham Youth Club: meets at Masham Town Hall on Thursday, February 7 from 7-9pm. It is film night tonight – big screen, popcorn and the tuck shop. The club is for anyone in Year 7 and above. Any queries, please contact Sam: or call 07885 500848.

RABI Farmhouse Breakfast: at the Black Sheep Brewery, Masham on Friday, February 8 at 9am for 9.30am. A great social opportunity for rural communities. Tickets £12 per head from Sally Conner on or call 01964 541 400. All welcome.

National Libraries Day: library members are invited to bring a friend to join Mashamshire Community Library, 7 Little Market Place, Masham on Saturday, February 9 between 10am-2pm and win a £10 book voucher. Limited availability, one voucher per library member and vouchers will be issued by post on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please call the library on 01765 680204.

Masham Over 60s Party: there are still some tickets left for the party on Saturday, February 9 at Masham Town Hall at 4pm. Tickets are £5 and available from Mashamshire Community Office. Please bring a wrapped prize and a pen.

Holy Communion: is at St Mary’s Church, Masham at 8am and at 10.45am on Sunday, February 10. Evensong is at St Paul’s Church, Healey at 4pm.

Methodist Church Service: Mrs Jennifer Peacock will lead the service at the Methodist Chapel, Masham at 10.30am on Sunday, February 10 and Rev David Richardson will be at Ellington Methodist Chapel at 6.30pm.

Masham Local History Group: meets at Masham Town Hall on Tuesday, February 12 at 7.30pm. Mark Newman will be talking about Digging in the Garden and his recent research on the lost John Aislabie Garden of Quebec at Studley Royal which was buried 100 years ago. He will also be talking about Rediscovering Studley Royal House and looking at early photographic evidence from 1854-1875. Roger Fenton, the famous pioneer photographer, visited Studley with his photographic van during this time. Mark is an archaeological consultant and the northern territory archaeologist for the National Trust. Non members are welcome and are charged £3 per meeting which includes refreshments. For more information, please contact the secretary, Christine Greensit, via e-mail

Masham Agricultural Discussion Group: is meeting at the Masham Sports Association Pavilion next Thursday, February 14 at 7.45pm. Rob Bunn from Dovecote Park, Stapleton, Pontefract will be speaking about Producing Beef for the Retailer. All welcome. For more details please contact 01765 689250.