What's On

TODAY

l Harrogate: St Michael’s Hospice Summer Ball, 7.30pm, Majestic Hotel, Ripon Road, 65. 01423 878192 www.saintmichaelshospice.org

l Wetherby: Dek Huggate vocalist hits 60s-80s, 8.45pm, The Fenton Flyer, Main Street, Church Fenton.

l Harrogate: Junior Drama Festival Harrogate Theatre

l Harrogate: Charity Auction and Quiz Night, 8pm, Black Swan, Burn Bridge. Proceeds to Busy Bees playgroup

l Harrogate: Our Kind of Music - Harold Scruton. Every Friday and Saturday, 7pm, The Swallow St George Hotel, Ripon Road. 01423 561431

l Harrogate: Concert by Harrogate Male Voice Choir, 7.30pm, Christ Church Parish Centre, The Stray, Harrogate, for Harrogate Hospital and Community Friends. Admission 5 by programme at the door or from Jack Foster on 01423 566033.

l Blubberhouses: Friends of Nidderdale AONB, 8pm. Confirm by telephoning 01423 712950

TOMORROW

l Knaresborough: Bed Race, various events from 10am - Bed Race 3pm. 01423 863737 www.knaresboroughco.uk/bedrace

l Harrogate: Open Studio Water colour, oil and acrylic paintings, 11am-5pm, The Studio, Back Granville Road. 01423 504441

l Ripon: A feast of A Cappella ladies’ barbershop chorus, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Road, Kirkby Road. Adults 10, children and concessions 6. 01765 606620 www.jennyruth.co.uk

l Pateley Bridge: Crafts in the Dales Fair, 10am-4.30pm, Memorial Hall, Park Street. 01423 711773 www.niddbox.co.uk

l Wetherby: Summer Fair, noon-3pm, St Joseph’s Primary School, Barleyfields Road. Special guest Ronnie the Rhino from Leeds Rhinos. 01937 580680

l Tockwith: Supper Dance, three- course dinner and dancing, 7.30pm-midnight, Tockwith Village Hall, 10. 01423 256616/358626 or 01937 585486

l Harrogate: Junior Drama Festival, Harrogate Theatre

l Harrogate: Pinewoods Conservation Group Open Day, 10am-1pm, Pinewoods Recreation Area. 01423 5380064

l Green Hammerton: Barbecue Tasting weekend, 11am-3pm, Ainsty Farm Shop, York Road, 3 including burger, sausage or chicken and strawberries and cream. 01423 331897.

l Harrogate: Our Kind of Music - Harold Scruton. Every Friday and Saturday, 7pm, The Swallow St George Hotel, Ripon Road. 01423 561431

l Leeming: Thomas the Tank Engine visits Leeming Bar station on the Wensleydale Railway between Leeming Bar, Morton-on-Swale river bridge and Bedale station. www.wensleydalerailway.com or by phoning 08454 50 54 74 (answerphone). Also Sunday.

l Ripon: An introduction to the Repair of Old Houses - Marianne Suhr. Fountains Abbey.

Also Sunday. 150.

l Harrogate: Garden Open Day at 32 Knox Chase, Harrogate. Tea and cake, plants and pictures. Proceeds to multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Entrance 1.50. Tel 01423 520971.

SUNDAY

l Harrogate: Open Studio Water colour, oil and acrylic paintings, 11am-5pm, The Studio, Back Granville Road. 01423 504441

l Pateley Bridge: Crafts in the Dales Fair, 10am-4.30pm, Memorial Hall, Park Street. 01423 711773 www.niddbox.co.uk

l Harrogate: Toy Collectors Fair, 10.30am-3.30pm, Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Wetherby Road. Adults 3, children 1. 01949 851770 www.d-fairs.co.uk

l Harrogate: Craft Fair, 10am-5pm, Sun Pavilion, Valley Gardens. 01423 688044 www.qualityfairs.co.uk

l Wetherby: Wetherby Cycle Ride, 10.30am, from Hallfield Road, in aid of Men’s Cancer Awareness Month. Entry fee 7 adults, 3.50 children, 17 families. 01937 841470. www.wetherbycycleride.org.uk

l Wetherby: Summer Fair, 2-4pm, Thorner School. 0113 289541.

l Harrogate: Wheel Easy! Leisure Cycling Group. Every Sunday from Hornbeam Park Railway Station, Harrogate. Short, easy pace bike rides of 10 miles and longer rides of up to 30 miles. All rides start at 10am. www.wheel-easy.org.uk, email info@wheel-easy.org.uk. 07711 294265.

l Wetherby: Sunday Concert, Wakefield Metropolitan Band, Riverside Bandstand

l Tadcaster: Sherburn Sinfonietta and Tadcaster Chorale, 7.30pm, Riley Smith Hall, Westgate, 7. Tickets from The Ark, 33 Kirkgate, Tadcaster LS24 9AQ, telephone 01937 834113 Tadcaster.towncouncil@virgin.net

l Knaresborough: Summer Sunday Teas on the Terrace, 2-4.30pm, St John's Church Hall. Home-made cakes. The church supports Fair Trade and uses fairly-traded products.

l Harrogate: Square Dancing every Sunday, 7.30pm, Pannal Memorial Hall. 01765 604422

l Harrogate: Claro Marine Modellers. Sail model boats on the boating pond in Valley Gardens (weather permitting). Every Sunday, 10am-noon. Spectators welcome.

l Harrogate: Karaoke every Sunday night at Jack’s Bar, Station Square, 7-10.30pm. Cash prizes. 01423 725740.

l Bedale: Wildflower Walk and Jazz Music at Thorpe Perrow Aboretum. Noon-4pm

l Dacre: Nidderdale AONB Tree Wardens, Dacre Village Green, 10.30am. Bring a picnic. 01423 712950

MONDAY

l Ripon: An Introduction to Lime: One-Day Practical Course at Fountains Abbey, 80 (includes lunch and refreshments).

l Ripon: Walk Out Well - Ripon 9.50am 01423 502253 Over 50s

TUESDAY

l Harrogate: Strictly Musicals, Harrogate Theatre

l Harrogate: Barbershop Chorus Ladies group, Harrogate Grammar School. Meets every Tuesday. Contact Jane 01423 712506 or Alison 01937 581678.

l Knaresborough: Wetherby Ramblers Knaresborough Treasure Hunt, 7pm, meet at market Cross. 0113 287151. Social event - boots not necessary!

l Knaresborough: Walk Out Well, meet at York Road car park, 9.50am. 01423 502253

WEDNESDAY

l Harrogate: Dancetime with Neil and Betty Roberts, 8-11pm, Cairn Hotel, Ripon Road. 01937 585402

l Kettlesing: Alan Bennet’s Talking Heads, 8pm, Kettlesing Millennium Village Hall. Tickets 5. In aid of Leukemia Research. 01423 770246

l Ripon: Harrogate and District Naturalists’ Society, 6.45pm, Fountains Abbey. 01423 567311

l Harrogate: Strictly Musicals, Harrogate Theatre.

l Harrogate: Harrogate Choral Society, every Wednesday, 7.30-9.30pm, Christ Church, The Stray. E-mail harrogatechoral@beeb.net

l Harrogate: Walk out Well, meet at Trinity Church, off Otley Road, 9.15am. 01423 530095 or 01423 502253 Suitable for ‘stronger walkers’

THURSDAY

l Harrogate: Organ and Keyboard Club, 8pm, St Georges Social Club, St Georges Road. 4 - 01423 863916 www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/harrogate.html

l Wetherby: The Garden Opera Company, 7.45pm, Castlegarth, Scott Lane, 20. Tickets from the Kiosk, the Garden of Rest, North Street. Saturday, 10am-2pm, The Festival, 27 Meyrick Avenue, or Wetherby Library.

l Knaresborough: Lunchtime Concert, 1-2pm, Holy Trinity Church. Viennese Concert, 3. 01723 350545 www.vincentbillington.com

l Ripon: Kirkby Malzeard Tea @ 3, 2pm, The Mechanics’ Institute. In aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

l Harrogate: Strictly Musicals, Harrogate Theatre.

l Harrogate: Grosvenor House Care Centre Open Day, 2-4pm, Duchy Road. Proceeds to Action on Elder Abuse.

l Knaresborough: Country Dance Club every Thursday (term time only), 8-10pm, Scout Hut, Wetherby Road, 2. 01423 563694

l Knaresborough: Knaresborough Choral Society every Thursday, 7.30-9.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, off Briggate. 01423 867703

l Knaresborough: Square Dancing, every Thursday, 7pm, Chain Lane Community Centre. 01765 604422

l Ripon: Tea Dances – Every Thursday, 2-4pm, Ripon Leisure Centre, Dallamires Lane. Admission 2.30, including refreshments. 01765 607106.

l Harrogate: Argentinian Tango class at St Aelred's Church Hall, every Thursday. 8-9.30pm followed by social dancing. 0113 244 8798.

l Harrogate: Walk out Well, Harlow Carr, over 50s, meet at overflow car park. 01423 502253.