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Barbecue: at the Vicarage, Rodney Terrace, Masham on Saturday, August 17 from 6-10pm. Burger, sausage, salad and pudding. Bar with wine, beer and soft drinks. Tickets £6 adults, £2.50 children under 11. Tickets available from Kate Cleeves 01765 689255 or Cath Boshier 01765 688957.

Classicfest presents A Night of Operetta: at Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place on Saturday, August 17 at 7.30pm. Featuring principal soloists from the world famous Ferenc Liszt University of Music, Hungary. Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children under 18. Tickets available from Masham Community Office, Towler’s Newsagents Leyburn. On-line from

Car Boot Sale: at The Bivouac, High Knowle, near Ilton, Masham, HG4 4JZ on Saturday, August 17. £5 per car pitch and £10 per courtyard stalls pitch. Market stalls also welcome. Get in touch to confirm your spot in advance by emailing or call 01765 535020.

Masham Pop-Up Restaurant: outside Border House Teas, Masham Market Place on Saturday, August 17 from 6pm. Border House Teas will transform into a pop-up restaurant offering a range of handmade wood-fired pizzas and a simple yet delicious two and three course menu will be available. Takeaway also possible. Bring your own wine, although Corks and Cases will have a range of delicious Italian wines on offer. Bookings or further information contact 07545 852236 or @mashampopup on twitter.

Vive Arts and Crafts Fair: are at Masham Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 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, please get in touch with Paul or Suzanne on 01423 860971 or e-mail 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

Holy Communion: is celebrated at St. Mary’s Church Masham, Sunday, August 18 at 10.45am. No evensong this week.

Methodist Church Services: Masham Methodist Church, Sunday, August 18 at 10.30am with Linda Blackburn.

Discover Hackfall/Aislabie Garden Tour: Hackfall, Grewelthorpe, near Masham on Sunday, August 18 from 10am to 12.30pm. Meet at Woodland Trust car park on the Grewelthorpe to Masham Road. Join the Hackfall Officer for a walk of discovery and enjoy the beauty and history of the Hackfall/Aislabie landscape gardens. The paths are steep in places and can be muddy and slippery. Dogs welcome on a short leash. £4 adult, under 16s free. To book contact Nidderdale AONB, 01423 712950, e-mail or contact Paul Mosley – Hackfall Officer 0845 2935847 e-mail

Yorkshire Accounts at Masham Town Hall: the Barker Partnership, specialists in accounting, auditing and taxation services are at the town hall every Wednesday from 2-5pm. Whatever your needs the Barker Partnership can help. Come and visit Fiona Wilkinson. No appointment required and initial meeting is free of charge for new clients. Visit for more information.

French Conversation Improvers: The course starts on Wednesday, September 11 for 14 weeks from 10am-noon at Mashamshire Community Office, 7 Little Market Place, Masham. The course is designed for people who have done some French in the past (at school or a class) and want to pick it up again and be able to converse. The level will depend on that of the students and there will naturally be some differences in range of experience which will be catered for. £6 per session including refreshment. For more information contact Jo Wallace on 01765 690255

The Making of Mashamshire Community History Project: can you spare a couple of hours? Volunteers are needed to help uncover the stories of Masham. Open all through the summer at the old Jameson’s offices, next to the Co-Op in Masham. Pop in to explore the collections and find out more of Masham’s history, see if your family name is mentioned, scan your old photos and documents, add your memories to the Mashamshire story and help to protect local documents. For more information, call Jan Reed on 01765 689 702.