Masham News

Mashamshire Community Office

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Story Corner: the Bivouac, High Knowle, Knowle Ln, Masham. Thursday, June 27, 4-6pm. In-house story teller will take your children on a journey each week including craft activities. We welcome families to stay for a family meal served directly afterwards. Suitable for four-10 year olds. Free entry for storytelling. Family meal £8 adult, £4 child. Booking recommended. 01765 535020

Papercutting for cards and decoration workshop: ArtisOn, High Burton, Masham. Saturday, July 6, 10am-4pm. With Rosie Scott-Massie. If you have seen Rosie’s work as part of the Paperworks Exhibition at Masham Gallery you’ll know Rosie is a professional collage artist who uses paper cutting extensively in her work. She is an inspiration and whether you are new to papercutting or already have some experience, her workshop will enable you to build your skills and tackle more complex projects. £65 including all refreshments and a lovely homemade lunch. See for information. Call 01765 689637 to book.

Grewelthorpe Gala Saturday: Village Green, Grewelthorpe. Saturday, July 6, 2-4pm. For the fancy dress competition, please meet at Lofty’s wall at approx 2pm. The theme is an animal and open to all ages. Decorated wheelbarrow theme – wildlife, open to any age group. The John Thorpe Trophy – design an animal mask. Winner will receive the trophy to be kept for one year. Please bring to marquee on Saturday for 10.45am. Judging at 11am. The Geoff Grimsditch Trophy – wildlife photo. The winner will receive the trophy to be kept for one year. (Please bring photos with name on reverse to Linda Oldriges, Lake House on the Green, before Friday, July 5) The winner will be chosen by the public and announced on the day. Pet Show – Bring your pet to the green at approx 2.15pm. Other events:- Children’s races and slow bike race, The Purple Play Bus, egg throwing, tug of war, guessing games, children’s tattoo and nail art, milk the cow, Pimms tent, tombola and delicious teas served in the marquee by Grewelthorpe Church. 5-aside football competition to be held at 4pm on playing field. Evening barbecue on the green. Please bring own food, chairs etc. We would be grateful for the donation of tombola prizes to be delivered to Liz Dixon, The Croft. Cakes, scones and biscuits to be taken on the day to the marquee or to Liz Witton before the event.

Traidcraft stall: Masham Methodist Church Hall. Saturday, July 6, 10.30am-noon. Fairly traded goods include, tea, coffee, chocolate, breakfast cereals, dried fruits, nuts, rice, sugar, honey, stationery, greeting cards, household products and many other items. Stalls include crafts from around the world. All are welcome.

Holy Communion: is celebrated at St. Mary’s Church Masham at 8am. Other services 9.15am West Tanfield Holy Communion. 10.45am Snape Holy Communion with Baptism. 10.45am Masham Family Service. 10.45am North Stainley Holy Communion. There is a Healey Pet Service at Fearby Green at 10.45am.

Methodist Church Services: Masham Methodist Church, Sunday, July 7. Holy Communion with Rev David Richardson.

Bus Trip to the Lakes: run by Fearby and Healey Over 60s group on Tuesday, July 9. All seats £10 each. To book ring Bob on 01765 689579. There are only 49 seats on a first come first served. Pick up points at Fearby Village Hall at 8.45am and outside Broadley’s, Masham at 9am.

Pram Praise: St Mary’s Church, Market Place, Masham on Tuesday, July 9 from 2.45-3.20pm. For the parishes of Healey, Masham, North Stainley, Well with Snape and West Tanfield. A relaxed session of stories, songs and rhymes for young children, parents and carers with comfortable chairs, carpet and cushions. Toys, tea, coffee and time to talk afterwards. Finishes in time to collect older children from school or Acorns.

Masham Short Walks: Mashamshire Community Library, 7 Little Market Place, Masham. Wednesday, July 10 from 11am-noon. Join us for a Health Walk around Masham. Meet outside Mashamshire Community Office and Library. Walks last for up to an hour and will be at an easy pace, followed by refreshments in a local cafe. Subsequent short walks will be taking place on the second Wednesday of the month. Please dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for walking. For more information please contact the walk leader David Teece on 07921 030729 or Sarah Prescott at Age UK North Yorkshire on 07850 328510 or email Walking for health North Yorkshire Age UK registered charity No. 1124567.

Friends of Kell Bank: thank you to all who helped bake, donate and gave their time to support the recent coffee morning at the town hall. All the hard work raised an impressive £466. We really appreciate everyone’s hard work and efforts. These funds are all the more needed this year as the Burn Valley Run has been cancelled and we have been very fortunate in benefiting from the run committee in recent years.