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Yoga: starts at Masham Town Hall today, Thursday, January 10. The 11 week course runs weekly on Thursday afternoons from 1.15-3pm and costs £55. Yoga practice promotes a sense of harmony in living, using simple techniques which will be modified to the individual level of experience. Come with “comfy” clothes and a mat if possible. All welcome. The teacher is Sarah Drew. Any enquiries, please contact Sarah by e-mail, or call 01423 711 350.

Pilates: also starts tonight, Thursday, January 10 for six weeks at Masham Town Hall. Pilates exercises strengthen the muscles which support the spine including the neck, shoulders, abdominals, hips and thighs. Most aches and pains are due to muscular imbalance within the body. Pilates helps to re-align the spine in order to decrease tension, increase flexibility and strengthen the body from the inside out, bringing over-all balance to the body and improving mind/body awareness. Please bring a mat. £32 for a six week block. To secure a place please contact Lucy Walker on 07783 968430.

Masham Agricultural Discussion Group: is meeting at the Masham Sports Association pavilion on Thursday, January 10 at 7.45pm. Bob Arnold, whom lives in Masham, is a past director of the Bungoxho Rural Development Centre, Mbale, Uganda. His theme is Helping People Help Themselves. All welcome. For more details contact 01765 689250.

Masham Photographic Club: meet at the King’s Head Conference Room, Masham on Tuesday, January 15 at 7.30pm. Indo China in Pictures presented by Andrew Linscott. The latest in Andrew’s travelogues contains more of his individual style in capturing the essence of a country. His ability to seek out less obvious subjects stamps the trademark of originality in all his work. Non members are welcome to all meetings and a nominal charge of £3 is requested. Come along and give us a try.

Hackfall Volunteers: are needed for path work on Thursday, January 15. Meet at the Woodland Trust car park on the Masham to Grewelthorpe road at 10am. Volunteers are needed to help with a range of on-site practical tasks during the day. Have fun, get outdoors, get fit and enjoy Hackfall. Please bring suitable/waterproof clothing, wellies and a packed lunch. Under 18s welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. For further information contact Paul Mosley, Hackfall Officer on 0845 2935847, email

Wind Band Concert: at Masham Town Hall on Thursday, January 17 at 7.30pm. Playing for the first time in Masham, St Aidan’s School Symphonic Wind Band presents a varied programme including classics, themes from popular films and marches. In aid of Masham Branch of Cancer Research and St Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate. Raffle and licenced bar. Adult tickets cost £5, under 14s, £3. Tickets available on the door on the night or by ringing 01765 689572.

Aladdin: North Stainley Arts Society present this popular pantomime at North Stainley Village Hall on Thursday to Saturday, January 18 to 20 at 7.30pm with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2pm. This fantastical pantomime transports you from the streets of North Yorkshire to a faraway land where street urchin Aladdin is tricked into an enchanted cave in search of a magic lamp. Out pops an all powerful genie – and in a puff of smoke, Aladdin’s life is changed forever. But not if the wicked Abanazar has his way. Suitable for all ages. Tickets £7, concessions £5. For more information and tickets please call, 01765 635 236 or e-mail: Tickets also available from Andrea Mansfield at North Stainley School on 01765 635276.