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Story time for the under fives: Mashamshire Community Library, 7 Little Market Place, Masham HG4 4DY Thursday, September 12 9.30-10am. In association with Acorns and North Yorkshire County Council. Everyone welcome. For more information, please call the library on 01765 680 204.

Mashamshire Annual Horticultural Show: Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place on Saturday, September 14 1.30-4.30pm. Produce and craft show for all ages. Whether you simply want to be astounded at the range of skills on display whilst enjoying tea and cakes or wish to take part by entering any one of the many classes, this is the show for you.

Music with the Alan Cuckston Singers: St Mary’s Church, Market Place, Masham. Saturday, September 14 7.30-10.30pm. Masham Bowling Club presents an evening of popular music for all to enjoy, directed by Alan Cuckston. Tickets £6 including refreshments available from bowling club members and Mashamshire Community Office, 7 Little Market Place, 01765 680 200.

Big Pub Quiz: Masham Town Hall Saturday, September 14 7.30-11.30pm. In aid of Masham Arts Festival, October 25 to November 2. Teams of six people maximum, entry fee of £3 per person. Cash bar available. For more information, visit:

Holy Communion: is celebrated at St. Mary’s Church Masham, Sunday, September 15 at 8am and 10.45am, Evensong 6.30pm at West Tanfield.

Methodist Church Services: Masham Methodist Church, Sunday, September 15 at 10.30am.

Masham Indoor bowls: Monday, September 16 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The indoor bowls season is here. If you have never played indoor bowls it is very social game played by all ages and not the elder player stereotype, we see an increasing amount of younger players as we play matches against other teams. You can join to play just socially or you can play in our team which had a very successful season last season finishing third in the league. Sessions are every Monday 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Come and give it a go, you will be made very welcome. For more information phone Michael 01765 689796 or Pauline 01765 689649

Movies in Masham Argo: Masham Town Hall Tuesday, September 17 7.30-10.15pm. First in new season of films from Movies in Masham, full schedule available from community office, Masham. £5 for Tuesday performances, £3 for Saturday matinees. £25 for season ticket covering all nine films. Tickets available from the community office or on the door. Argo is an Oscar winning story of a CIA operative attempting to get six Americans out of revolutionary Iran in 1979.

Masham Photographic Club: the King’s Head Conference Room, 40A Market Place Tuesday, September 17 7.30-9.30pm. Time to reflect presented by Fabian Wilkinson. Last time Fabian took us on a memorable walk around Captain Cook country, we can expect something different this time but equally enjoyable.Non members are welcome to all meetings and a nominal charge of £3 is requested. Come along and give us a try

French Conversation Lessons: Mashamshire Community Office, 7 Little Market Place. Wednesday, September 18 10am-12pm. 14 week course, starting Wednesday, September 11. £6 per session including refreshment. For further information, call Jo Wallace on 01765 690 255 or e-mail

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 collection and find out some of Masham’s history, see if your family 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 0176 689702.

Masham Local History Group: special event, Richard III The Search for a King by Dr Sarah Tarlow at Masham Town Hall on Tuesday, September 24 7.30-10pm. Dr Sarah Tarlow is senior lecturer in archaeology at Leicester University and the daughter of one of our members. We are grateful that she has found the time to speak to use about the research that is being done by Leicester University on Richard III. Tickets £3 for non members.