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Events From Judith Allinson


It is sunny today! Do you think spring is nearly here?
Before the list of events please note:

1. The CCG Event on Monday about Butterfly habitat conservation is at
the Friends Meeting House, NOT at TOWNHEAD COURT.

2. Cross Hills Naturalists will be closing in August I am especially sorry to
hear the Microscope group which meets on the second Thursday of the
month will be closing – but there are still a few months left: 11
April and 9 May are the next meetings of this. The next Field Meeting
of Cross Hills Naturalists is to Feizor on 15 May



1. Mon 8 Apr: 7.30pm – Butterfly Conservation CCG Talk. Friends M.H.
2. Mon 8 Apr: Craven Speakers Club, Skipton. 7.40pm
3. Tue 9 Apr: Coffee Morning at St John’s Church in Aid of NSPCC

4. Wed 10 Apr: Holiday Club at St John’s Church Hall:
5. Thur 4 Apr: Scottish Dancing – St John’s Ch Hall, Settle
6. Thu 11 April: Discovering Limestone:- Ribblehead

7. Fri 12 Apr: Poetry Reading at the Folly
8. Sat 13 April: Healthy, living soil – Growing with Grace
9. Mon 15 April: English Country Dancing restarts- Langcliffe Inst

10. 16 April: Photo-walks  Spring photo-walk -Oxenber Wood and Austwick
11. Thur 18 April: “Dementia and Alzheimers” St John’s Church Hall
12. Thu 18 Apr: Alpha Course starts (10 Thurs evenings – Free Food!)

13. 19-22 April: Faith & Environment Events at Lancaster Methodist Church
14. 20 April: Day conference as part of above at Lancaster
15. 21 April: Cafe Church at St John’s Church Hall

16. Mon 22 Apr: Craven Speakers Club, Skipton
17. Wed 24 Apr: Settle Gardening Club: Local Wild Flowers -Judith Allinson
18: 27 April: – IF – Food Event –  Skipton

19. Give and Take Day – Settle Victoria Hall.. Details coming soon.
20: 28 April: CCG Butterfly Field Trip to Yealand Hall Allotment
21. Wed 1 May Apr: Eco-Nite – Royal Oak Settle

22.Sat 4t May, 10am -Recording Walk in the Bentham Area CCG


E V E N T S     I N     D E T A I L


1. Mon 8 April 7.30pm – Butterfly conservation in landscape scale projects
Craven Conservation Group event.
Illustrated presentation by Dave Wainwright of Butterfly Conservation.
At the Friends’ Meeting House, opposite the Victoria Hall, Kirkgate,
Settle, BD24 9DX entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for members. All
welcome.   (Not at Townhead Court)
There will be a field trip on 28 April on this subject.


2.  Mon 8 Apr:- Craven Speakers Club 7.45pm Skipton
All welcome.


3. Tue 9 April  Coffee Morning at St John’s Church in Aid of
NSPCC  – (Cruelty to Children must Stop. full stop)


4. Wed 10 Apr Churches Together in Settle and District are holding a free
holiday  club for children aged between 5-11 years, on 10 April. Entitled
“Rocky’s Plaice”,  the session will be held at St John’s Hall and will
included games, craft activity and bible stories and will run between
10am and 3pm. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch. For
further details contact 01729 851860.


5. Thur 11 Apr: Scottish Dancing – St John’s Ch Hall, Settle
Every Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm
St John’s Methodist Church Hall. £2.50 per evening:
Visitors to Settle Welcome – 015242 41451


6. Thur 11 April:   Discovering Limestone:-
Rocks, fossils,caves and scenery.  Join Roger and Liz Neale in an
exciting day for all ages exploring the many fascinating features of
Ribblehead.   Learn how our local rocks and mountains were formed and
landscaped.   Find fossils that reveal ancient life.  See the hidden
secrets of caves.  Wonder at the grand scenery of the Three Peaks and
its dramatic railway history.
Suitable for families and other interested adults.

Booking essential and more details from Roger Neale. Tel. 015242
41155.  A Cumbria Wildlife Trust event.


7. Fri 12 Apr: Poetry Reading at the Folly

Children from Austwick School will read some striking poems by Settle
based Irene Rawnsley from her collections of children’s poems. The
well known writer Gervase Phinn speaks of of Irene: “One day, you
never know, I may be as good as she is”.
Alan Hemsworth is renowned for his presentation in accents and will be
reading work from a new book of local dialect poems by Tom Twisleton
from Winskill near Langcliffe who wrote at the end of the 19th and
beginning of the 20th centuries.
To complete the bill, the April Settle Session provides an opportunity
for local writers to read some of their short stories and poems.
The series is masterminded by Craven based writers Jean Harrison and
Veronica Caperon. “We want to provide a relaxed evening where people
who may sometimes be frightened off poetry and prose can enjoy some
excellent writing” explained Jean, who has won several national poetry
awards and was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry short collection
prize. “There’s plenty to whet the appetite in this first evening for
anyone who enjoys a good read or maybe belongs to a book club”
continued Veronica. “Two more evenings are planned in June and in
October with novelists, poets and dramatists of the top calibre – it’s
great that we can attract them to The Folly in Settle”.
Tickets, which are limited due to space, are at £5 available from Cave
and Cragg, The Folly and Crossleigh Stores Austwick. Season Tickets:
£13 for three sessions, £9 for two.  For more information peole should
ring 01729 823305 or 824537.


8. Sat 13 April  – Healthy, living soil
at Growing with Grace, Clapham  12.30 – 16:00
Each workshop costs £15 / £12 concessions for unwaged.
This price includes a hot or cold drink.
Advanced booking and payment will be required.
To book please either email Belinda Roos via or phone Belinda on 015242 51723.
Healthy, living soil – Veg gardens are not just for summer! Learn how
to plan your garden to ensure you are growing a wide range of crops
for winter harvest.


9.  Mon 15 April: English Country Dancing restarts- Langcliffe Inst


10. 16 April: Photo-walks in Northern Britain – Spring photo-walk

Oxenber Wood and Austwick
The programme for 2013 is now available. Offered as part of Festival
Bowland and The Flowers of the Dales festival, there’s a wide range of
habitats and interest covered. There will be a day’s photo-walk in and
around Oxenber Wood near Austwick at Bluebell time on Tuesday 16th
April as part of The Flowers of the Dales festival. Other events in
the year include Haymeadows in Bowland and Yorkshire Dales, Bird
Habitat in Bowland (with RSPB), and Tom Lord’s Lower Winskill. Two
events are organised in conjunction with The Spread Eagle at Sawley
and include lunch or afternoon tea in the ticket price. Full details
at  at on the photo-walks page. Booking
essential, contact Veronica Caperon at
or 01729 824537 for more information.


11. Thur 18 April: “Dementia and Alzheimers” – Talk Questions and
~Answers” St John’s Church Hall Primary Room by Dane Armstrong of
Skipton Alzheimers Society.  7.10pm -tea and biscuits -7.30pm start.
Organised for Everyone in Settle by DAN (Disability And Needs
Awareness project)

If you know anyone who needs transport I may be able to help.


12. Thurs evenings 18 April –  27 June – 7.00pm– 9.00 pm: Alpha course at
Holywell Toft in Giggleswick – with an awayday on Saturday, June 1st.
At each session there will be good food, a short talk, time for
discussion and questions.   info: or
01729 893190 or go to   Everyone Welcome!

The Alpha Course is an internationally acclaimed course of ten
sessions designed to help you explore the ideas behind the Christian
faith,  using talks, open discussion and no pressure.   Alpha is for
everyone who likes asking questions –  an opportunity to ask all those
things you sometimes wonder about, but never dare ask.   What is the
meaning of life?  Is this all there is?


13. 19-22 April: Faith & Environment Events at Lancaster Methodist Church
on Scotforth Road Lancaster 30 miles from Settle is hosting a series
of green events leading up to Earth Day (22 April)
There are some good speakers on the Saturday.


14. 20 April Day conference at Lancaster for the above event


15. 21 April: Cafe Church at St John’s Church Hall 4pm


16. Mon 22 Apr: Craven Speakers Club, Skipton
All welcome.


17. Wed 24 Apr: Settle Gardening Club: Plants from the Local Environment -Judith Allinson
Townhead Court Afternoon. (2pm)


18: 27 April: – An event calling for an end to world hunger now!

10.30am to 3.30pm  – Trinity Methodist, Duckett St, Skipton
£5.00 donation (£3.00 for students) includes light lunch
Come and join the campaign
To reserve a place either send a cheque made out to Christian Aid in
Skipton and District to
IF CAMPAIGN, 41, Main Street, Embsay, Skipton, BD236RD or telephone or
e-mail your name and phone number to David Batchelor 01756 790409

The IF campaign is supported by over 50 UK based organisations
including UNICEF, Oxfam and Save the Children. It is the biggest mass
campaign movement since Make Poverty History.  There is ENOUGH FOOD
FOR EVERYONE IF… The event looks at what will need to change  if 900
million people are not to go to bed hungry every night.


19. Give and Take Day – Settle Victoria Hall.. Details coming soon.


20: Sun 28 Apr: Coppiced woodland and butterflies in Silverdale

Craven Conservation Group will visit the Morcambe Bay limestones as a
follow up to Dave Wainwrights’ talk on Landscape scale conservation
projects. Join Terry Whitaker and Martin Wain looking for Small Pearl
Bordered Fritillary and Duke of Burgundy.
The visit will be to Yealand Hall Allotment on Sunday 28 April. The
party should arrive by 11:00.   Leaders Terry W and Martin Wain
(Please contact TW 015242 62269 in advance).
We will meet at  the wood entrance at Yealand Storrs (SD494761) on the
road about 1km east of Leighton Moss Visitors Centre.  It is  not far
(about 1mile) from Silverdale Station. If anyone  intends to come by
train we can arrange collection.
Meet at Settle pool at 10.00 to share transport (provided you have
told Terry you are coming). Easy distance and terrain.


21. Wed 1  May : Eco-Nite – Royal Oak Settle
7pm. Informal Chat and discussion on ecolgical issues and topics and
events. all weolcome


22 Saturday 4th May, 10am
Recording Walk in the Bentham Area
Enjoy the springtime wildlife and local history on a walk around Bentham with Dave Fisher.
Meet outside Punchbowl Inn, Low Bentham.
(cars can be left on road nearby)
Craven Conservation Group
Contact David for further details on 015242 61449
Non-members £3.00
All Welcome

************************************************************************** – Good April 2013 Newsletter Recommended

Google calendars.
1)  CCG
2)  Churches Together in Settle  –
3)  Settle Methodists –
4)  Yorkshire Naturalists Union –


Pictures and Videos of recent Settle Churches Together and Methodist Events:
I have updated the websites so that there are links to these


Visit Langcliffe Church and Second hand book display – lots of
bargains including folk music CDs


The Swimming Pool still needs your waste paper


Best wishes
Judith Allinson

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