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Welcome to our February edition. Like a number of local villages, the place where I live voted to not have street lights. This means that, even though we need a torch when stumbling back from the pub, we sometimes get a great view of the stars on clear nights. But for the very best view, nothing matches the dark skies of the North York Moors where you might see as many as 2,000 stars. The Dark Skies Festival runs from 14th February to 1st March and has lots of events for all ages. Everyone is welcome at the award-winning Hovingham Village Market which celebrates its 125th market on 1st February. The market promotes local produce, reusable packaging and a low environmental impact – well worth a visit. Melvyn Bragg is headlining this years York Literature Festival which runs from 19th March. Get in early to book your tickets for this year’s exciting programme. February can be the hardest of months but remember to keep your Handy Mag ‘handy’ for all the local events, businesses and services you need! Until next time

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CONTENTS 6 YORK HOSPITAL RADIO 9 PENLIFE ASSOCIATES: TIME TO CLEAR THINGS UP 10 JC HOME IMPROVEMENTS: A HOME MAKEOVER 12 PUZZLE PAGE 14 SHORT STORY: THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY 16 SEE MOOR STARS AT THE DARK SKIES FESTIVAL 18 BOOKS: GIVE AN OLD BOOK A CHANCE 20 RECIPE: CHEESY VEGETABLE GRATIN 24 HELP WITH FOOT PROBLEMS: THE CLINIC 26 YORKSHIRE ARBORETUM UPDATE 30 SHOP LOCAL & ENJOY AT HOVINGHAM VILLAGE MARKET 32 THE GENERATION GAP: HOWARDIAN DENTAL PRACTICE 34 TRAVEL: AVIGNON 36 INSTYLE KITCHENS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS 39 NEW HEALING STUDIO & WORKSHOPS 40 YORK LITERATURE FESTIVAL 43 STATION HOUSE VETS VN CORNER: DENTAL HYGIENE 44 CHARLIE’S COLUMN: THE MAGIC OF PETS 46 MOTORING: ELECTRIC CHARGING POINTS AT HOME 48 STAND ASIDE STANDBY 50 BACK TO BLACK 58 PCSO COLUMN: VEHICLE CRIME 60 GARDENING: PERFECT POTATOES 66 WHAT’S ON IN AND AROUND YORK

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he volunteer broadcasters of York Hospital Radio are celebrating after receiving a donation of £2,500 from the Purey-Cust Trust. The radio station is a registered charity and broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to patients in the York Hospital, and can also be heard online. York Hospital Radio has begun 2020 by launching an appeal for funds to replace its life-expired studio equipment and computers, and recently applied to the Purey-Cust Trust for a grant towards the appeal. York Hospital Radio chairman Ian Clennan said: “In order for us to continue to be able to broadcast and continue our popular programmes for listeners in the York Hospital, we must urgently replace ageing equipment, everything from studios to computers. We estimate we need to raise at least £10,000 in this appeal. “I am absolutely delighted that the Purey-Cust Trust have been able to help us with this magnificent donation, which will go towards our total, and help us to replace equipment and computers, and so stay on air as we approach our 60th anniversary.”

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There have been over 10,000 visitors to the market in the last year and with at least 60 stalls each time, there is definitely plenty to see. The Market boasts a unique combination of indoor and outdoor stalls offering local produce, crafts and promoting local community groups. A Community Café, run by a local community group for each market, provides valuable sustenance to visitors, stallholders and volunteers; serving wonderful bacon butties, homemade cakes, drinks and special items unique to each Hovingham Village Market. These cafes have raised over £130,000 with 100% of funds raised going to these local good causes.

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ear the confluence of the Durance and the Rhône on its way to the Mediterranean, Avignon has long enjoyed a privileged location. In 1309, the Popes settled here for political reasons. They remained for almost 100 years, building the city walls and the imposing palace that dominates the skyline to this day. From the old Romanesque fortress to the new building in Gothic style, the ‘Palais des Papes’ is a dazzling display of limestone walls and turrets, guarded by the golden statue of Our Lady of the Doms atop the Mother Church. It’s a steady climb to the ‘Rochers des Doms’ above the palace but worth it for its shaded gardens and fabulous views over the city on one side and the river on the other. In Avignon, the Rhône splits to encircle the Barthelasse, one of the largest river islands in Europe. It is now a protected area – no new buildings are allowed – with recreational facilities and farmland rich in vegetables and fruit. There is a modern bridge but the free river shuttle ferries you across in minutes. You can stroll or cycle along the towpath, picnic under the trees, look out for beavers, herons or cormorants and gaze at the city across the water and the legendary Pont d’ Avignon, listed by UNESCO as part of the historic centre. The old bridge stops halfway across the river so dancing (as in the song) is not recommended but you can walk to the end past the chapel that once held the relics of St Bénezet, the shepherd inspired by divine voices to build the first bridge, later damaged

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BY SOLANGE HANDO by war and floods. Today the Rhône has been tamed, inviting visitors to relax on a leisurely cruise before returning to the bustling city. There’s much to explore in town, from the old convents and churches to the museums, from the secluded squares to the popular Place de l’Horloge or the Place Pie with its vertical garden and covered market where a ‘cafetier’ will cook your own produce for lunch for the price of a drink. There are grand bourgeois houses west of the main street, hidden squares and cobbled lanes to the east, such as the picturesque dyers’ street, a favourite place to chill out during the world-famous Festival of Performing Arts held every summer. Meanwhile craft shops beckon with fragrant herbs and lavender products, while al fresco restaurants serve beef medallions and ratatouille with a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. These illustrious vineyards are on the city’s doorstep, spreading luminous green below the vestiges of the Pope’s Summer Palace. Meanwhile the beautiful hills and villages of Luberon beckon just to the east, or one can head north to Orange, a pretty town with pastel-hued façades and balconies, a single nave cathedral, a Provençal market and two impressive Roman monuments. Both are world heritage sites, a 20 metre high Triumphal Arch with ornate sculptures and a Roman Theatre claiming one of the best preserved stage walls in the world.


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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS IN 2020

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fter 30 years in business, the people who are best qualified to speak for the benefits of Instyle Kitchens and Bedrooms are its customers. Instyle’s directors Gary and Paul say that more than 80 per cent of customers come through referrals from their customers’ family, friends and neighbours. James and Heather, from Wiggington, wrote: “You made the experience stress-free and were a great help from designing the kitchen right up until it was installed. The end result is exactly what we wanted and more. The quality of the kitchen is excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.” Gary said: “Often, someone looking for a new kitchen visits us while they’re shopping around, but they place their order with us, because once they’ve mentioned to their family and friends they had a look at Instyle, people tell them ‘You must go with Instyle – they did my kitchen, my neighbours’ kitchen, my aunty’s kitchen’...” A kitchen is a long-term investment – but Instyle has received repeat business from some customers. Gary added: “One lady had her second kitchen from us, because she moved house and wanted exactly the same kitchen as she’d had before. The kitchen in her new house was fine, it was only ten years old, but she said she couldn’t do with anything less than we’d fitted for her before.” After 30 years of trading, Instyle

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Kitchens & Bedrooms has grown from a one-man band fitting one kitchen a month, to a close-knit team designing and installing three kitchens a week, plus bedrooms and P.V.C. windows. Their extensive contacts throughout the industry mean they can source just about any kitchen you may have seen and offer one of the widest choices of styles and designs in the area. The experienced and skilled team make the design, planning and installation of a new kitchen a stress-free experience. After a visit to their wellestablished showroom in Haxby, Instyle’s experts organise the entire project from a new creative design to the end result. Around 90% of kitchens are completed within a week – granite work surfaces or extensive refits are the only exceptions.

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VALENTINE’S DAY BY CATHERINE ROSE

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hy do we exchange cards, flowers and gifts with our loved ones on 14th February when the day’s patron saint was a Christian martyr? The origins of St Valentine’s Day are said to have begun as early as the third century and were possibly influenced by the Roman fertility feast of Lupercalia held on 15th February, whose themes and rituals were centred around coupling and new birth. No one is entirely sure who St Valentine was. Valentine or Valentinus was a popular name in Rome and there are at least three Catholic saints known as Valentine who have been venerated over the centuries. Any one of them could have had the Feast of St Valentine named after him when Pope Gelasius turned Lupercalia into a Christian festival in 496 AD. One theory is that St Valentine was a Christian priest in the third century who defied Emperor Claudius II’s edict that no Roman soldiers could marry by performing secret wedding ceremonies for young lovers until he was captured, beheaded (allegedly on 14th February) and buried under a Roman road. It is also thought that St Valentine’s Day may have been merged with a Norman celebration that took place around the same time known as Galatin’s Day, meaning ‘a gallant’ or lover. The link between Valentine’s Day and romance was solidified in the late 1300s with Geoffrey Chaucer’s poem Parliament of Foules (Fowls), said to have been written in honour of King Richard II’s betrothal to Anne of Bohemia. It contains the lines: “…For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.” (For this was on St Valentine’s Day when every bird comes there to choose his mate.)

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Royalty took the notion on board, and by the 1400s it had become traditional for noblemen to write romantic poems to their love interest or ‘Valentine’. The oldest known Valentine still in existence is a poem entitled Farewell to Love written in French by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following capture at the Battle of Agincourt. St Valentine’s Day was clearly established as a day for lovers by 1600 when Shakespeare referred to it in Hamlet during a speech by Ophelia. By the eighteenth century, handmade Valentine’s cards had become popular and were very elaborate with flowers, ribbons and lace. They would often feature Cupid (whose name means ‘desire’), the mischievous winged son of Venus, Roman goddess of love. He also appeared in much romantic verse as the bringer of often unrequited love – hence a missive was necessary to let the object of your desire know of your affections! With their sentimental notion of romance and the language of flowers, the Victorians elevated Valentine’s Day to the popular celebration it has become today. In 1858, The London Journal wrote of St Valentine’s Day that it was both “natural and proper that at the start of spring the predominating sentiment in the human mind should be the sentiment of love; and to this accordingly the anniversary of our saint is directed”.


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Bandit came to the centre after his owner could sadly no longer look after him. He is a very friendly boy who will make a great pet. Bandit has bundles of energy and loves exercise so we are looking for an active family who will give him the exercise he needs. Bandit is still very young and could benefit from attending training classes which he will enjoy as he loves learning new things and likes a challenge. Bandit is suitable to live with another compatible dog and children of secondary school age and over. Teddy came to the centre as his previous owners could no longer keep him, he is a very sweet and friendly chap who really will make a great pet. Teddy is an active boy who just loves his walks and just loves being with people. We are looking for adopters who lead an

active lifestyle so he is kept entertained. Teddy is sociable with other dogs so could live with another one after a successful introduction at the centre, he is suitable to live children aged 6 years and over.

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CAN YOU GIVE THIS SHY CHAP A QUIET HOME WITH PLENTY OF TLC? desperate to enjoy the comforts of a proper home again. Since he has been in our care Nathan has mostly spent his days hiding away, only coming out to nibble his food when no one is there and to have a quick sniff around. He can get quite grumpy when the staff go near him and is generally miserable. We hear from his previous owner that this behaviour does not mirror his old ways, in his old home he was a friendly lad who used to sleep on the bed.

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his rather lovely, but forlorn, looking chap is Nathan, a shy 8 year old cat who is really down on his luck and in need of a helping hand. Nathan was brought to York Cats Protection at the end of November because his owner was moving into a caravan, meaning no room for the six cats she owned. Poor Nathan is one of those cats that really isn’t coping well in a cattery environment and is 42

We are hoping there is someone out there that can help this handsome cat get a new start in life, all he needs is a quiet home, some patience and some TLC. If you can help Nathan, please call York Cats Protection on 01904 760356 or via the contact page on www.york.cats. org.uk

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s part of our nursing role we offer a variety of nurse clinics on a range of different areas including worming, weight management, senior advice and much more! This month’s focus is dental hygiene. Periodontal disease is one of the most common clinical conditions in dogs and cats starting off with a build-up of plaque and calculus/tartar (formed from saliva) which can lead to gum inflammation (gingivitis). This can cause bacteraemia (bacteria in the bloodstream), which in severe cases can cause damage to organs like the heart, liver and kidneys. So how do you know that your pet has dental disease? Common signs to look for include: bad breath, loss of appetite due to pain which then leads to weight loss, swellings on the face, yellow/ brown covering on the teeth, swollen or bleeding gums. The best form of management is prevention... Brushing your pet’s teeth - Ideally this should be done regularly from an early age but older animals often tolerate it well. The best products to use are enzymatic toothpastes as these are more effective at breaking down any debris on the teeth. Never use human toothpaste as this can be toxic! Chewing toys - A more enjoyable way to help breakdown any plaque or tartar build up. To ensure that the toy won’t cause any damage to teeth, you should be able to push your nail into the surface. There are also lots of food and water supplements as well as dental sticks available to encourage plaque and tartar breakdown. Excellent oral health can be achieved by combining a variety of these ideas to keep your pet smiling! For further advice, come and see one of our nurses for a free dental check. For those pets who need treatment, we are offering 10% off all dental treatment under anaesthetic during February. Veterinary Nurse Corner is written by Gabby Wright SVN and Karolina Szczecina RVN, Station House Vets ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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here’s something about owning a pet that is so wonderful. Statistics show that 50% of UK adults own a pet, 24% own a cat (10.9 million of them) and a further 26% own a dog (9.9 million). Cats and Dogs are clearly the most recognisable domestic animals. My family has owned a dog, a rabbit, a snake and four cats over the past twenty years, as well as working to home rescue cats.

Pets, whether they are dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, fish or tortoises, give us something to hold onto and focus on. They can be our best friends, keep us happy when we are going through rough times and become such a part of the family that not having them around doesn’t feel quite right. My cats give us plenty of reminders that they haven’t been fed. (and saying “I fed you literally 5 minutes ago” doesn’t stop their noise!) Dogs and cats are well known for their ability to help their owners when they are ill. One of my family’s cats, Mitchell, used to sit on me the night before I had a seizure or fell ill. We noticed she could sense it because the rest of the time she wanted nothing to do with me. Even dogs can save their owners, lifting their heads up if they have a seizure in the bath for example. And they are well known for helping blind or deaf people go about their daily lives. My point is that pets are more than simply pets. They are intelligent, loving and occasionally needy companions. They keep us sane and can even sense illness. They can keep us fit, help teach children about responsibility and make the most isolated of our society feel safer with them always near.  Pets are just amazing. 

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For an average electric car, with a 60kWh battery and around 200 miles worth of range, it’ll cost around £8.40 to charge fully. Something larger, like a Tesla Model S, will cost around £14 – but remember that the Tesla offers a much greater range at around 300 miles. How long will it take to charge my electric car? A wallbox gives a charging rate of between 3.7kW and 7kW, which equates to around 15-30 miles of charge added per hour. A three-pin charger will only deliver 2.3kW of power, or around eight miles of range per hour. Where will a wallbox be installed? A wallbox will be placed on an external wall either on the side of your house or on the side of a garage. Connected to the mains electricity by a secure connection, it’ll be ideally located close to where you park. This will only really work for people with off-street parking though —you’re not allowed to run cables across the pavement to a car parked on the street. How long will installation take? It should only take around three hours for a wallbox to be installed at your home, depending on access and how tricky an area it is to fit. Where can I buy a wallbox from? Plenty of suppliers of electric car charging points are available and an internet search should provide a multitude of local providers. Note that if you want to take advantage of the government’s grant, then you may have to prove ownership of the car and your home in order to qualify.


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Another good tactic is to think about what your beloved does. So if they have a long commute or travel a lot, a set of noise-cancelling headphones will make their travels much more pleasant; if they’re always at the gym or jogging around town then exercise-friendly earbuds or a reliable fitness tracker will be a boon. For readers there are Amazon’s excellent Kindle e-readers (or a subscription to Audible, the audiobook service) or subscriptions to Readly or Apple News+, both of which are like Netflix for magazines; for coffee lovers there are some really great high-tech coffee makers ranging from the excellent Aeropress (around £20) to cute and compact capsule machines such as Krups’ or Magimix’s Nespresso makers. And if they’re arty, they might love an Apple Pencil for their iPad (check compatibility first, though – not all iPads work with it) or a digital notepad that looks and feels like pencil on paper but can transfer drawings to their Mac or PC. If you’re still stuck for ideas, it’s time to remember the old joke: what do you get the person who has everything? A box to put it in. But instead of boxes, think bags. There are lots of backpacks, messenger bags and handbags designed specifically for people who carry gadgets around, and they’re available everywhere at every conceivable price point. For example, if you can’t afford several hundred pounds for Osprey London’s laptop bags, Marks & Spencer does some really nice laptop backpacks for around £45, laptop bags for under £30 and fauxleather folio bags for just £25. Photos left to right: Apple Watch Series 3, M&S laptop backpack, Krups Nespresso maker, Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker


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t’s the time to think perfect potatoes and smashing spuds: mid to late February means time to get those seed potatoes bought and ready for planting. Home-grown potatoes are an incredibly good-value crop and you’ll soon find that the so-called humblespud is actually a very variable and extremely versatile vegetable with a flavour and texture that will make you want to grow them year after year. On a patio, balcony or in a backyard, a special potato-planting ‘bag’ or a 45cm (18in) diameter pot can produce a useful crop of spuds, just from a single tuber. Make sure the container is well-drained, fill it about half to two-thirds full of compost, pop a tuber in the centre and add a further 5cm (2in) of compost. As the foliage appears, add more compost to cover it over and repeat until no more can be added. Keep the container wellwatered and sit back and wait! Most potatoes produce a slightly earlier and somewhat heavier crop if the seed potatoes are allowed to ‘chit’ or produce small but sturdy sprouts before planting. Just stand the tubers, widest end uppermost, in a seed tray or old egg cartons and 60

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Go for varieties described as ‘earlies’ if you have a newly created vegetable plot, especially if the soil has not been cultivated for several years. place these in a cool but frost-free spot with plenty of natural light. After a few weeks the sprouts will be about 1cm (½in) tall, perfect for planting. This is what you need to do with your newly purchased seed potato tubers as soon as they arrive. When you’re choosing which varieties to buy, start by thinking about how you most enjoy eating potatoes. Steamed potatoes are delicious, especially if you cook them the day you lift them. Many varieties taste great when cooked in this way but try Vanessa, Dunluce, Edzell Blue or Lady Christl for some of the tastiest steamers. Just the thought of new potatoes dripping in chives and butter is wonderful – again, these are best


when freshly harvested. Some I suggest you try include Lady Christl, Charlotte, Juliette, Nadine or Nicola. If you adore mashed potato then consider Dunluce, Valour, Maris Bard, Lady Balfour or King Edward. If you love your potatoes in their jackets, then I recommend Cara, Lady Balfour, Picasso, Kestrel, King Edward, Desiree or Valor. For great roast potatoes try Kestrel, Maris Piper, Desiree, Lady Balfour, Vivaldi or Edzell Blue. For superb quality for making into chips I suggest Kestrel, King Edward, Maris Peer, Accord, Rooster or Edzell Blue. Go for varieties described as ‘earlies’ if you have a newly created vegetable plot, especially if the soil has not been cultivated for several years. Earlies will be in the ground for less time than main crops and so are less likely to suffer from wireworm attack. These small, slim gingery coloured larvae are the young stage of the click beetle and bore infuriating tunnels in the tubers’ flesh. Sometimes you’ll also need to think about avoiding problems, as certain varieties are more susceptible to disease or other attacks than others. The

Consider varieties such as Cara, Desiree or Sante if you know your garden is infested with slugs. Earlies are likely to suffer less damage as they are not in the soil for so long. fungus-like organism responsible for potato blight (the cause of the Irish famine in the 1840s) can be hard to beat, especially in warm, damp years. It has the potential to kill off the growing plants and may even infect the tubers. Generally if you choose early varieties, blight is less likely to be a problem. But selecting varieties which show some resistance to the infection can really help. Try Valor, Lady Balfour or Colleen; however, for the best resistance I’ve seen try Sarpo Mira and Sarpo Axona. Consider varieties such as Cara, Desiree or Sante if you know your garden is infested with slugs. Earlies are likely to suffer less damage as they are not in the soil for so long. The biological control nematode Nemaslug can be used as a drench and, as it works under the soil surface, it has a brilliant effect and poses no threat to wildlife. If space in your garden is at a premium then it’s worth concentrating on growing earlies, as these varieties take up a lot less space and, as they are in the ground for less time, give you the opportunity to grow another fast-maturing crop such as lettuce or salad leaves in the soil after the potatoes have been lifted. Visit Pippa’s website (www.pippagreenwood. com) for tips, books and gardening products..

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YORK RAMBLERS 29 January, 10am 7 miles - Sutton-on-the-Forest Church, roadside parking, 10 miles - Elloughton, Main St former PO, 10 miles - Ripley car park. STRENSALL LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 29 January, 7.15pm Mummy what did you do in the Great War’ with speaker, Peter Braithwaite. We examine the attitudes to women in the Victorian period, what women volunteered for or were forced into in the First World War. Some of it light hearted, some tragic. What the legacy of the War has meant for women since and up to the present day. At Strensall Village Hall. JAZZ HANDS GRAND SHOWCASE 2020 30 January www.josephrowntreetheatre. co.uk ASKHAM BRYAN COLLEGE GARDENING CLUB 30 January, 7.30pm An illustrated talk entitled “ Unnatural Gardening” given by Peter Williams, retired Plant Scientist. In The Conference Centre, Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR. Everyone is welcome. Members free admission, visitors £5 on the door. Please note that we now meet on Thursdays. 66

For more information about the club please visit www. abcgardeningclub.org.uk FILM AT THE FOLK HALL 31 January “The Magnificent Seven”. More details at www.filmfolkhall.com YORK RAMBLERS 1 February, 10.25am York Public Transport Walks . 8.5 linear miles - 9.30am CX bus 412 Piccadilly, York or 09.37am opposite Railway Stn to Wetherby for 10.20am bus X70 to Linton Lane end, Wetherby. HOVINGHAM VILLAGE MARKET 1 February, 10.30am www.hovingham-market.org.uk ORGAN CONCERT AT ST COLUMBA’S, PRIORY STREET YORK. 1 February, 12 midday Christopher Newton (Leeds). Admission free, Warm church, hot refreshments and street level access THE WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION YORKSHIRE BRANCH 1 February, 2.30pm Not just trenches : some battles we forgot to remember’ by Tim Lynch. At The Hive at Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York. Both members and non members welcome.

COSY UP! AT ST NICKS ENVIRONMENT CENTRE 2 February, 2-4pm Learn how to eliminate draughts in your home to make it more comfortable, cheaper to run and reduce your carbon footprint. There’s also an optional 9-5pm training for draught-busting champions keen to share their skills with others. Booking recommended for this joint event by York Community Energy and St Nicks. Entry: £25-£5 pay what you can. More info: www.stnicks. org.uk/events or 01904 411821 YORK RAMBLERS 4 February, 9.30am 6 miles - The Nags Head Askham Bryan. RSPB, YORK LOCAL GROUP 4 February, 2.30pm Illustrated talk on “Ringing and Migration” by Craig Ralston of Natural England and warden of the Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve. At Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, (between Scarcroft Road and Nunnery Lane). Map and further information at clementshall.org.uk Nearest public car park is Nunnery Lane. Pay at the door - £3 Group members, £3.50 non-members. Non-members welcome. There is an interval with free hot and cold refreshments.


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WIGGINTON AND HAXBY WI 4 February, 7.30pm Centenary Celebration and Quiz. At Wigginton Recreation Hall. Visitors very welcome. £4. www. wiggihaxbywi.wordpress.com ROYAL LIFESAVING SOCIETY “SAVE A BABY’S LIFE” WORKSHOPS 5 February, 10am Free to attend. The Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington. To book a place, email Marie on m.taylor058@btinternet.com YORK RAMBLERS 5 February, 10.30am 7 miles - Wetherby Old Station CP, Linton Road. 10 miles Nunnington Hall, NT main car park, 10 miles - Castley near Pool, riverside parking. YORK RAMBLERS 7 February, 10.30am Public Transport Walks - 7 linear miles - 10.08am Reliance bus 19 from Station Avenue, York or 10.13am from Exhibition Square to Fairfield Cottages, Skelton SNOWDROP SPECTACULAR AT BURTON AGNES HALL & GARDENS 7 February - 1 March Wander through historic woodland blanketed in beautiful snowdrops. YORK RAMBLERS 8 February, 10am Public Transport Trails - 11.5 linear miles - Tabular Hills Walk 1, Scarborough to Dalby Forest. 8.47am TPE train York to Scarborough, 9.50am X93 AV bus to Scalby. Booking essential. ECO-ACTIVE DAY: WOODLAND MANAGEMENT AT ST NICKS 8 February, 10am-1pm Help improve St Nicks woodland 68

through thinning, clearing and sowing. All ages welcome. www. stnicks.org.uk/events or 01904 411821 ORGAN CONCERT AT ST COLUMBA’S, PRIORY STREET YORK 8 February, 12 midday John Kitchen (Edinburgh City Organist). Admission free, warm church, hot refreshments and street level access. WEEKEND WILDWATCH AT ST NICKS 8 February, 2-4pm Help St Nicks team to identify and record wildlife living on the 24 acre nature reserve. No prior knowledge needed, just enthusiasm. Free entry, donations welcome. www.stnicks. org.uk/events or 01904 411821 SECOND SUNDAY RAMBLING CLUB 9 February A 10-12 mile walk in the Yorkshire countryside. Coach pick up/drop off points in Wigginton, Haxby, New Earswick and Clarence Street. Call Gillian on 01904 763259 or Helen on 07787 511829 for more details. YORK SECOND SUNDAY CEILIDHS 9 February, 7.30pm At St Aelred’s Church Hall, Fifth Avenue, York Y031 0PN. (off Melrosegate - 5 minutes from York University). Live Band. All Welcome - no partners needed and all dances walked through and “called.” Cost £4 per person (including light refreshments) - pay on the door. Meet monthly. Contact—Ros Batchelor on 01904-624216 or yorkceilidhclub@gmail.com or see www.yorkceilidhclub.org.uk

OSBALDWICK & MURTON WI 10 February, 7.30pm At Osbaldwick Sports Club. Pam and Richard Young will give a talk entitled Bargain Hunt. New Members very welcome, it’s only £3 per night for the first 3 visits while you decide if you’d like to join. For further information phone Caroline on 07586 356530. YORK RAMBLERS 11 February, 10.30am 7 miles - Upper Poppleton, Garden Centre YORK LIGHT OPERA COMPANY PRESENT ‘OLIVER’ 12 - 22 February www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk YORK RAMBLERS 12 February, 10.30am 10 miles - Crayke Sports Hall car park. CHICAGO 13 - 15 February www.josephrowntreetheatre. co.uk ASKHAM BRYAN COLLEGE GARDENING CLUB 13 February, 7.30pm An illustrated talk entitled “Spring Fever” given by Anne Wright, a Botanist from Dryad Nurseries. Anne will talk about plants, combinations and tricks to keep your garden sparkling through the winter and spring seasons. There will be unusual snowdrop varieties for sale. In The Conference Centre, Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR. Everyone is welcome. Members free admission, visitors £5 on the door. Light refreshments are served after the talk. For more information about the club please visit www. abcgardeningclub.org.uk


CEILIDH DANCE 14 February, 7.30-11pm At English Martyrs Church Hall, Dalton Terrace YO24 4DA Enjoy live music by FiddlersWreck, games, raffle, drinks & cakes and more. You will have a great night out while raising funds for St Nicks charity. Accompanied children are welcome. Entry: suggested donation £5/£3 concessions (under 16s free). www.stnicks. org.uk/events or 01904 411821 DARK SKIES FESTIVAL 14 February - 1 March 2020 is the year space travel becomes a reality, but you don’t need to leave Earth to do it! Join us for a nebula adventure as we explore the cosmos for the fifth Dark Skies Festival, bringing headline acts and celestial events. www. darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk 36TH JORVIK VIKING FESTIVAL 15 - 23 February www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk YORK RAMBLERS 15 February, 10am York Public Transport Walks - 10.8 linear miles - 8.30am ZAP bus Clifford Street, York or 8.38am York Railway Station to Leeds Bus Station for 9.38am bus 254 to Valley Inn, Cockersdale SHERIFF HUTTON JUMBLIES 15 February, 2pm Jumble sale at Sheriff Hutton Village Hall. Raising funds for Sheriff Hutton Playgroup. YORK ASSOCIATION OF THE NATIONAL TRUST 15 February, 2.30pm At the Friends Meeting House, Friargate. The fourth talk in the 2019/20 season is by Colin

Alderson who is returning after his very informative and interesting talk a year ago on catering at Buckingham Palace to tell us about life at Sandringham at Christmas. Non-members welcome. A charge of £4 is made to cover room hire. YORK RAMBLERS 18 February, 10.30am 8 miles - Cowhouse Bank Carlton Road 3 miles Not Helmsley. STRENSALL & HUNTINGTON WI 18 February, 7.15pm The Prison Service’ by Berni Lauffe. Competition - An interesting key. At Strensall Village Hall. RSPB, YORK LOCAL GROUP 18 February, 7.30pm Illustrated talk on “Discovering Sakha - Midsummer Birding in the Siberian Wilderness” by Pete Short. At Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, (between Scarcroft Road and Nunnery Lane). Map and further information at clementshall. org.uk Nearest public car park is Nunnery Lane. Pay at the door - £3 Group members, £3.50 non-members. Nonmembers welcome. There is an interval with free hot and cold refreshments. YORK RAMBLERS 19 February, 10.30am 7 miles - Strensall Village Hall, Northfields. 9 miles - Byland Abbey, lay-by to south. 10 miles - Pateley Bridge Nidd Walk long stay car park. YORK FLOWER CLUB 19 February, 2pm Imposed Practice. Visitors are welcome. In St Chad’s Church Hall, Campleshon Road, York YO23 1EY. Contact Janet on 01904 488096 for further details .

CHURCHFIELD OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE AGM 19 February, 7.30pm Wiggy Park & Dog Field’. At Wigginton Recreation Hall. All welcome to come along and find out what we have done in the past year and what the plans for the future are. Your views on the Open Space are important. ‘THE SORCERER’ 20 - 22 February www.josephrowntreetheatre. co.uk HAXBY & WIGGINTON U3A 21 February, 2.30pm The Daytones, that popular barbershop singing, will return to perform for us Wigginton Recreation Hall. Doors open at 1.30pm for tea, coffee and a chat. If you’ve seen them before, you’ll know how good they are! If not, come and find out. Anyone who is retired or semi-retired is welcome to attend one of our meetings on the 3rd Friday of each month in the Wigginton Recreational Hall. Members £1, visitors £3 including refreshments. For further information contact our secretary on 01904 761352 or visit our website at www.hawu3a. org YORK RAMBLERS 22 February Public Transport Walks - 9 miles 8.55am Arriva Bus 415 Piccadilly York to Selby Bus Station. SPOON CARVING COURSE 22 February, 10am-4pm Have a go at carving a spoon from green wood – for yourself or as a present. Entry: £75, booking essential via www. stnicks.org.uk/events or 01904 411821

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‘WEST END NIGHTS’ 23 February www.josephrowntreetheatre. co.uk NEW EARSWICK FLOWER CLUB MEETING 25 February, 7.30pm Flower arranging workshop ‘Take Five Flowers’ by Ann Simpson. At the Methodist Church Hall, New Earswick. YORK RAMBLERS 26 February, 10.30am 7 miles - Knaresborough Rail Station. 10 miles - St Gregory’s Minster, near Kirkbymoorside. STRENSALL LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 26 February, 7.15pm National Monuments to be found in Strensall’ with speaker John North. ‘Strensall’s National Monuments are not as grand or famous as many around the country but we do have our own sites listed on the National Monuments Record. This talk will take you on an ‘armchair tour’ of Strensall’s sites. At Strensall Village Hall. ROYAL LIFESAVING SOCIETY SAVE A BABY’S LIFE WORKSHOP 28 February, 7pm At The Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick. A free, friendly and informal workshop, aiming to give those attending the confidence and practical skills to cope in the unlikely event of a baby/young child emergency. All welcome, but book on linda. nelson2704@gmail.com SHERIFF HUTTON HISTORY GROUP 28 February, 7.30pm In the Village Hall. (Please note the change of day.) John Armitage will be giving an account of crime and 70

wrongdoing in Sheriff Hutton and how justice was administered through the ages. John will reference various incidents, trials and specific individuals through newspaper reports, photographs and records of the time. This promises to be an illuminating look at the ‘shady’ side of Sheriff. Entrance on door. Members £2. Visitors £3. Refreshments included. SATURDAY CHARITY COFFEE MORNING 29 February, 10am Raising funds for ‘Parkinson’s UK. At Coffee on the Green, Poppleton Methodist Church Hall, the Green, Upper Poppleton, YO26 6DP. YORK RAMBLERS 29 February, 10.10am Public Transport Walks - 10 linear miles - 8.47am Northern train York to Harrogate for 9.50am bus 36 to Ripley. ORCHID FESTIVAL AT BURTON AGNES HALL & GARDENS 29 February - 1 March A stunning exhibition, sales and advice on growing orchids. EUPHONICS CHOIR 7 March The Choir are taking part in York Community Choir Festival at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. Tickets via email boxoffice@jrtheatre. co.uk. telephone 01904 501935 or josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk OSBALDWICK & MURTON WI 9 March, 7.30pm At Osbaldwick Sports Club. Chris Cade will give a talk called Meet the Butler. New members very welcome, it’s only £3 per night for the first 3 visits while you decide if you’d like to join. For further information phone Caroline on 07586 356530.

AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE YORKULELES 14 March, 2pm Yorks very own ukulele band! At the Folk Hall, New Earswick. Tickets £12.50, raising money for Age UK, York. Contact Judy on 01904 492401 or Hazel on 01904 627662. RSPB, YORK LOCAL GROUP 16 March, 7.30pm Illustrated talk on “A Shadow Above: The Rise and Fall of the Raven” by Joe Shute. At Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, (between Scarcroft Road and Nunnery Lane). Map and further information at clementshall. org.uk Nearest public car park is Nunnery Lane. Pay at the door - £3 Group members, £3.50 non-members. Nonmembers welcome. There is an interval with free hot and cold refreshments. YORK FLOWER CLUB 18 March, 2pm ‘Colour it Spring’ Demonstration by Andrew Grisewood NAFAS National Demonstrator. Visitors are welcome. In St Chad’s Church Hall, Campleshon Road, York YO23 1EY. Contact Janet on 01904 488096 for further details YORK LITERATURE FESTIVAL 19 - 28 March www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk STOCKTON ON THE FOREST AND HOPGROVE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 19 March, 2.30pm The History of Electricity in Yorkshire’ by Ivan Adams. In the Long Room of the Village Hall, Sandy Lane, Stockton on the Forest. Refreshments provided. £2.50 non-members, £1.50 members. For more information email joymoseley@btinternet. com


Charity Dance – Saturday 28th March

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RSPB, YORK LOCAL GROUP 24 March, 2.30pm Illustrated talk on “Foxglove Covert and Eagle Owls” by Major A J (Tony) Crease MBE BEM. At Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, (between Scarcroft Road and Nunnery Lane). Map and further information at clementshall.org.uk Nearest public car park is Nunnery Lane. Pay at the door - £3 Group members, £3.50 non-members. Non-members welcome. There is an interval with free hot and cold refreshments. RYEDALE FESTIVAL SPRING WEEKEND 27 - 29 March ryedalefestival.com POPPLETON COMMUNITY RAILWAY NURSERY OPEN DAY 28 March, 10am The Nursery volunteers are looking forward to Spring and preparing for the coming season. The Nursery is open throughout the year on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week from 10am to 3.30pm to visitors and for plant sales. CHARITY DANCE 28 March, 6.30pm Out and About with Scarlett and York Vintage Dance Group are hosting a charity dance to raise funds for Doberman Rescue UK & Europe and Parkinson’s. At Huntington Working Men’s Club. The evening will start with an hour’s beginners Cha Cha Cha lesson at 6.30pm followed by an evening of Latin, Ballroom and Vintage Dancing. Tickets £15 which will include a buffet. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Nicola Gant, 18 Harden Close, York, YO30 4WE. There will also be a raffle. Any donations of raffle prizes would be welcome. Facebook - www.facebook.com/ outandaboutwithscarlett 72

HAXBY & WIGGINTON ART GROUP 4 April, 10am - 4pm An Exhibition and sale of paintings by local artists, will be held in the Methodist Church Hall, Haxby, York. Entrance fee is £1 which includes refreshments.

REGULAR EVENTS SPEAREHEAD COMMUNITY CAFE IN STRENSALL Wednesdays 9-12noon Spearehead Hall, St Mary’s Church. CAFE NELLI Wednesdays 9-12noon New Earswick Folk Hall. NEW EARSWICK SHARING TOGETHER Wednesdays 10-12noon Sleeper Path Community Garden. Weather permitting. COFFEE AND TEA ON THE GREEN Tue 10-12 noon & Fri 2-4pm Poppleton Methodist Church. STOCKTON ON FOREST DRAMA GROUP Tuesdays 7.30pm Stockton Village Hall. Contact Moira on 01904 400583 or Charles on 01904 760005. Email dramastockton@gmail.com YORK SCOTTISH DANCE CLUB Mondays 7.30-10pm English Martyrs’ Church Hall. Dalton Terrace, York. All welcome, no partner or experience needed. Cost £3, refreshments included in the price.

DUNNINGTON YORK AGAINST CANCER JUMBLE SALE 2nd Wednesday of month 10-11am at the Reading Rooms, Dunnington. 30p. Shop opens Mon, Tues, Thurs & Sat 9.3012noon. Tuesday also 1.30-4pm. SHIPTON COMMUNITY CAFE Tuesdays 2-4.30pm At Shipton Community Centre. All welcome. DIFFERENT STROKES - YORK SUPPORT & EXERCISE GROUP Fridays 10.30-12.30pm Heworth Without Community Centre. A peer-peer support & exercise group for younger, working age & active stroke survivors. £3. YORK ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY 1st Wednesday of month Boccia and Easy Sports. 2pm - 3.30pm New Earswick Bowls Club. READ & REMINISCE TOGETHER 2nd Wednesday of month 10.30-12noon at York Explore Library. DANCE CAFÉ 2nd Tuesday of month 1.45-3.30pm at Clement’s Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York. GROUP FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA Last Wednesday of month 2-3.30pm at the Spurriergate Centre. Thursdays Singing for the Brain. 1.30-3pm at New Earswick Methodist Church Hall. 01904 929444 yorkservices@alzheimers.org.uk


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St. Leonard’s Hospice, York is a registered charity, no. 509294 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales no. 01451533

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DEMENTIA ADVICE CLINICS 1st Tuesday of month 2.15-4.15pm at East Parade Medical Practice. 2nd Monday of month: 1-4pm at Dalton Terrace Surgery. Contact 01904 658542 4th Tuesday of month: 1-4pm at York Medical Group Water Lane.Contact the GP Practice directly to book. THE BUS STOP COMMUNITY CAFE 1st & 3rd Wednesday of month 9.30-11.30am at Huntington Methodist Church. WIGGINTON & HAXBY WEDNESDAY CLUB 1st Wednesday of month Wigginton Recreation Hall Margaret 07435 591678 or Rosemary 01904 761569 email rosemarygeary@sky.com BISHOPTHORPE CAMERA CLUB Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 7.30pm (from 3 Sept - 17 Dec) A friendly supportive club open to anyone interested in photography at Bishopthorpe Village Hall. Interesting and varied programme includes talks, practical evenings, outings, critiques and occasional competitions, a monthly Monochrome Interest Group, also regular Cuppa & Capture and Photo Walks running throughout the year. www.bishopthorpecamera-club.com DANCE FOR PARKINSONS Fridays (Term Time) 10.30am Dance for people with Parkinson’s. Wiggington Recreation Hall. www. dance forparkinsonsuk.org or Syliva Flaherey on 01904 490987 HAXBY AND WIGGINTON AGAINST FRACKING 1st Wed of month, 7.30-9.30pm Haxby Memorial Hall. hawagainstfracking@gmail.com 74

COBWEB ORCHESTRA Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm (during term-time) At York Steiner School in Fulford. Friendly welcoming nonauditioning orchestra in York. Do you play a musical instrument and would like to play in an orchestra? Or did you used to play in one but haven’t done so for years and miss it? We enjoy playing a variety of music, from Beatles to Beethoven, there is an extremely tolerant open-access policy, and there’s no weekly commitment. Contact Patrick Burnett patrickcburnett@gmail. com or just turn up! FRACK FREE YORK & VILLAGES 3rd Wed of month, 7-9pm Set up by local people to oppose the threat of fracking. Meet at Strensall Village Hall. www. frackfreeyork.org.uk COFFEE MORNING IN HOLTBY 1st Sat of month, 10am-noon Local people with stalls showing local wares. In the village hall. Profits go to local projects. SPORTING MEMORIES, YORK CITY FC FOUNDATION: Mondays 1-2.30pm: Wiggington Old School. Thursdays 10.30-12pm: Springhill Court. Fridays 10.30-12pm: Bootham Crescent. Open to all, share your memories! YORK MODEL BOAT CLUB Meeting and sailing at the clubhouse and lake, Laytham Park, near Pocklington YO42 4PS (approx 14 miles from York). Weather permitting. www. yorkmodelboatclub.co.uk Call Annette on 07483 215315 or Colin on 07468 854255

HAXBY & WIGGINTON U3A 3rd Friday of month, 2pm Anyone who is retired or semiretired is welcome to attend one of our meetings on the 2nd (Second monthly meeting & new members meeting) and 3rd (main meeting) Friday of each month at 2pm in the Wigginton Recreational Hall. Doors open at 1.30pm to allow you time for a chat, with tea and coffee available afterwards. Members £1, visitors £3 including refreshments. For further information contact our secretary on 01904 761352 or visit our website at www.hawu3a. org EXPLORE HAXBY LIBRARY Every Tuesday, 10.30 - 11am: Children’s Classic Story time at Haxby Memorial Hall. No need to book, just pop in. Weekly 2-4pm: Reminiscence afternoon tea at Wigginton Recreation Hall. Tea and cakes with a walk down memory lane, free and inclusive. Chatterbooks: Children’s reading group, sharing the love of reading with crafts and activities. For ages 7-12. Ask a member of staff for details. Every Friday 2-3pm: Play session at Oaken Grove. Last Sat of month: Booksale at Oaken Grove. THE TUESDAY LUNCHEON CLUB YORK (LADIES) 2nd Tues of the month, Noon At York Racecourse Gimcrack Room for a 3-course lunch followed by a speaker. Membership is £30 and £21 per session. Contact 01937 833065 HUNTINGTON SCHOOL LINK GROUP Wed afternoons (term-time) A regular group for senior citizens run by a small group of 6th form students. Meets


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at Huntington school on a Wednesday afternoon, 1.202.50pm during term time. A range of activities and speakers offered with refreshments included for just 50p a week, plus a small annual membership charge of £3. Contact the Link Group coordinator Claire Yeadon on 01904 752100 (extension 326) cm.yeadon@huntington-ed. org.uk HAXBY SINGERS COMMUNITY CHOIR Thurs nights, 7.30pm-9.30pm Weekly rehearsals at St Mary’s Church Hall, 46 The Village Haxby. We sing a variety of styles of music to suit all tastes. There is no audition, everybody’s welcome just come along or ring our chairman Brigid Holdsworth on 01904 768899 for information. THE OCCASION CHOIR Thursdays, 7.15pm - 9.15pm We invite new singers to join our family of dedicated members especially Sopranos and Altos. Rehearsals are at St. Edwards Church, Dringhouses. Contact 01904 701459 YORK BUS FORUM 3rd Tuesday of month, 5.30pm All welcome. West Offices, York. www.YorkBusForum.org or 01904-330334. PETANQUE Thursday afternoons (also known as boules) at Huntington Sports and Social Club. We only play for enjoyment. New players, young or old, firsttimers or experienced players are always welcome. Feel free to come along, no special clothing or equipment is needed. Call Kevin on 768381 or Sheila on 768849 for more info.

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SPIRIT OF HARMONY BARBERSHOP CHORUS Thursdays, 7.30 - 10pm Holy Redeemer Church Hall, Boroughbridge Road, YO26 6AB. New singers welcome. 07944 249 765 or chairman.soh@gmail.com FLOURISH@SMART COMMUNITY CHOIR Mon term time,11.30am-12.30 The Centre at Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue, York. YO31 0HA. A friendly, accessible, community choir, run by Tang Hall Smart CIC. No singing experience necessary. Dementia friendly. We aim to provide a relaxed, friendly & supportive atmosphere where everyone can be proud of their abilities and gain confidence while having fun and enjoying a good sing! £3 per singer per session. Email at vocalflourish@gmail.com or telephone 07502 346867. REACH OUT! Every 1st & 3rd Wed, 7-8.30pm Do you feel isolated because of your physical disability? Would you like to make new friends? Are you aged 18-60? Join us at the Folk Hall, New Earswick, YO32 4AQ. For more details contact 07957 476215 HAXBY & WIGGINTON ART GROUP Tuesdays, 7pm - 9pm Meet at Wigginton Recreation Hall DEMENTIA FORWARD’S FRIENDS Every Friday, 1pm Together Friday café. At Clements Hall, York. Call 01904 692473 for more information. If you are interested in volunteering for this café, serving refreshments and chatting to people, please get in touch.

YORK MEN’S SHED Every Tuesday 9.30am-4.30pm At Hull Road Park. yorkmensshed@outlook.com YORK LIGHT ORCHESTRA Thursday’s 7.30-9.30pm New members are always welcome, no auditions necessary. We are particularly looking for brass and upper strings but any orchestral instrument welcome if we have space just get in touch. At Acomb Methodist Church. Email ylo_secretary@yahoo.co.uk or phone (01904) 870759 for more details. SINGING COMMUNITIES: POPPLETON Mondays 1.15-2.45pm A new friendly, relaxed choir open to all ages and levels of experience.At Poppleton Community Centre Free taster session. www. singingcommunities.co.uk “LEARN FRENCH, LIVE FRENCH, LOVE FRANCE!” WITH THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE YORK French classes/Talks/Events. Contact us at 01904 656827 or www.alliancedeyork.co.uk. FUN BINGO WITH HAXBY & WIGGINTON SOCIAL GROUP Every Tuesday At Oaken Grove Community Centre. Eyes down 1.30pm. All welcome SECOND SUNDAY RAMBLING CLUB Second Sunday of Month Meets for a 10-12 mile walk in the Yorkshire countryside. Coach pick up / drop off points in Wigginton, Haxby, New Earswick and Clarence Street. Call Gillian on 01904 763259 or Helen on 07787 511829 for further details.


THE MURTON MILERS Sundays, 9.30am A new running/walking group meeting at The Derwent Arms, Osbaldwick every Sunday morning. All ages and abilities welcome. Experienced coaches on hand to help. HAXBY AND WIGGINTON FLOWER CLUB 2nd Tuesdays of the Month, (Except August), 7.30pm Wigginton Recreation Hall, Wigginton, YO32 2PL. Non Members always welcome ÂŁ5. Further information ring Madeline 01904 760916 or Janet 01347 823601. www.haxbyandwiggintonflowerclub.com MAGIC CLUB YORK We are a group of magicians whose aim is to provide a fun, friendly and social environment for anyone with a strong interest in magic. Meetings start at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) on the 1st Monday of every month at Acomb Bowls Club, 302 Thanet Road, York, YO24 2NW. www.magicclubyork.co.uk or find us on Facebook

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