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Judith’s Events News for Settle and District

Time of Long Preston Walk
Studio Flats at Townhead Court
Rainforest Fund Coffee Morning
(And then 27 events)

Please note:  the Long Preston Deeps Bird walk on this Saturday is at
10am.(Not 11.30 as I said in the last email.)

I continue to be enthusiastic about:
Swimming on Fridays (12.30) with Debbie, and Tuesdays (8pm) with Andy.
They  are  both very different sessions and both good fun and get us to
swim   more   efficiently.  At  this Tuesday session we learned how to
swim   round   corners,  practiced  efficient starts from the rail and
improved our stroke length. And had lots of fun.

Ursula  Deith  tells me there are 2 studio flats available at Townhead
Court,  Settle  (Anchor  Trust).   To  be  eligible  you  have  to  be
over   55   and   able   to   live  independently.   Studio   flat   =
lounge-bedroom,  with own bathroom and kitchen.  £470   per   calendar
month.  (or  £47  per  week  if  on  Housing benefit).  If  you   are
interested  or  know  anyone who might be interested contact Ursula on
01729 823450

Remember   to   come to the Coffee Morning at St John’s Church, Settle
in  aid  of the   Rainforest  Fund on Tuesday morning 3 March.  Of  if
you  can’t come..  ask   to   buy   one of my beautiful photo cards in
aid  of the rainforest  when  you see me.. If we make £100 it will buy
an acre of rainforest.

1. 23 Feb – 8 March  UK Fairtrade Fortnight
2. Thur 26 Feb: Scottish Dancing 7.30pm St John’s Church Hall, Settle
3. Fri 27 Feb: Swimming: Triathlon/Open Water Session 12:30. Settle

4. Sat 28 Feb: 10am Walk: Winter birds on the Long Preston floodplain
5. Sun 1 March: Cafe Service st John’s Meth Church Hall. 4pm- 5.15pm.
6. Mon 2 March: Settle Photographic Group:  Townhead Court

7. 3 March: Coffee Morning for Rainforest Fund. 10am St John’s Meth Ch
8. Tue 3 March: Swim Fix- Swimming with Andy Mouncey 8pm Settle Pool
9.  Wed 4 Mar: Athlefit: Ladies keep fit: Settle 9.30am, Scout Hall

10. Wed 4 March: 10-12. Coffee Morning at Bentham Methodist Church
11. Wed 4 March: Third of 6 Wednesday Bentham Lent Lunches:
12. Wed 4 Mar: Churches Together Lent Meetings 7.15pm Set Parish Ch.

13. Wed 4: March EcoNite: 7pm Royal Oak, Settle
14. Fri 6 March Women’s World Day of Prayer:- St John’s Meth Ch Settle
15. Fri 6 March Fairtrade Film night: Skipton Girls High Sch 7.15

16.  6  & 7 March: “The Lamb with the Golden Fleece” doors 7 for 7.30pm
Austwick Village Hall
17.  7  March:  Baildon  Meth Church: Run on Sun event:  electric car,
solar electricity, homemade sun buns, and more
18. Sat 7 March: 7.30pm, ‘The Batty Moss Ceilidh Band’. Skipton
St Andrews Church Hall, Newmarket Street, Skipton

19. Mon 9 Mar: Craven Speakers Club:  Skipton
20. Mon 9 March:  7.30pm Skipton: ‘Improving health in rural Kenya’
21. Sun  15  March: Messy Church 3.30pm-5.30pm. Settle Meth Ch Hall

22. Thu 19 Mar: Workshops: Facebook & Business; Blogging & WordPress
23: 20 March: Ceilidh: 7.00  Settle Cath Ch Hall. for Tanzanian kids
24.  Sat  21  March:  Mosses  walk/survey near Burton in Lonsdale.

25. Mon 23 March: 7.30  Parish Wildlife Project talk. CCG  Settle
26. Sat 28 March: Workshop: Intro to Lichens  at  Horton Churchyard
27. Sat 25 April: Give and Take Day Victoria Hall.



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1. 23 Feb – 8 March        UK      Fairtrade Fortnight

Look out for Fair Trade goods on offer in the shops.
(NB  Skipton  became  a  Fairtrade  Town  in  August  2014.  Well done
Skipton! )


2. Thur 26 Feb: Scottish Dancing 7.30pm St John’s Church Hall, Settle

Beginners  welcome.  You  don’t need a partner. Good music, exercise,
fun, laughter and it keeps the brain cells working hard. Do try it.
Every  Thursday.  Do  come.  It is such a privilege to have a class in


3. Fri 27 Feb:  Swimming: Triathlon/Open Water Session 12:30 – 13:30

Settle Pool.£5-00 per session
More details from Deborah Mahoney <>
Session  starts  at  12.30  in the water so please arrive in plenty of
time to change etc.
The  session  is now open to those who can swim but find front crawl a
struggle and would like to improve it!
These sessions are  good fun and good exercise.


4. Sat 28 Feb 10am Walk: Winter birds on the Long Preston floodplain
(Note: 10am)

Meet  at  Cow  Bridge,  on  the  River Ribble between Long Preston and
Wigglesworth.  Join Adrian Shepherd and Dave Tayler for a joint outing
and  visit  to  the  new hide.  Bring outdoor clothes suitable for the
day, wellies and a packed lunch. The length of the walk will depend on
the weather.
Contact  Dave  on  07972  162339  or for further


5. Sun 1 March. Cafe Service St John’s Meth Church Hall. 4pm- 5.15pm.
All welcome. Food and informal worship  / activities / discussion


6. Mon 2 March: Settle Photographic Group:

Getting Closer3…..really close!!!
How close do you want to be?
19:30 Town Head Court
Rod Smith takes us into the world of close up and macro photography, followed by ……
Using the Healing Tool and the Dust and scratches filter in Photoshop by John Cooper-Smith


7.  3 March: Coffee Morning in Aid of Rainforest Fund. 10am St John’s
Methodist  Church,  Settle.

If  you  can’t come to the coffee morning why not consider buying some
of Judith’s beautiful photo greetings cards. Or just donating?

Help us raise £200 to save 2 acres of rainforest.


8.  Tue 3 March: Swim Fix- Coached Lane Swimming with Andy Mouncey

Settle  Pool.  8-9pm  £5.50  – for people wanting to do triathlons, or
simply  to improve their front crawl.
Some   people   are  very  good swimmers  and  some (like me) are more


9. Wed 4 Mar Athlefit – Ladies keep fit –

Ladies  Fitness  programme  in Settle: Wednesday mornings 9.30am at the Scout
Drill Hall on Castleberg Lane, (below Castleberg Gardens)
Classes  are   run   by  Jill  Eccleston,  local qualified and insured
instructor.    For    more   info   call   07955   342344   or   email


10. Wed 4 March 10-12. Coffee Morning at Bentham Methodist Church

for “World Church”. If in Bentham, please support this coffee morning.


11. Wed 4 March: Third of 6 Wednesday Bentham Lent Lunches:

Organised by Churches together in Bentham at
High Bentham Methodist  Church,  (on  Station  Road,  near the railway
station) with talks/discussions  on  the theme of Climate  Change.
The  theme  this  week  is “Celebrating Creation” and
within   that   session   I  have  a  five  minutes  slot  on  Flowers
and wildlife of the Bentham Area.

Jacob’s  Join on 18 Feb and 25 March. other Wednesdays, bread
and  cheese  are provided by the churches and Quakers in turn. Details
from   Revd   Timothy  Fox: 015242  62575.
The talks are quite short.

I can offer lifts for 3 people from Settle.


12. Wed 4 Mar Settle Churches Together Lent Meetings

Meet at Settle Parish Church: WEDNESDAYS

(March 4) Image of God
(March 11) Humility
(March 18) New Birth
(March 25) Word made Flesh
7.30 – 9.00pm Refreshments served from 7.15pm All are very welcome


13. Wed 4: March EcoNite- 7pm Royal Oak, Settle

Have  a  chat  over  a  beer (or herb tea), or something stronger, about
environmental / green issues.


14. Fri 6 March Women’s World Day of Prayer 2015 – St John’s Methodist
Church, Settle

7.30pm Written by the Women of the Bahamas.
Men very welcome too.


15. Fri 6 March Fairtrade Film night: Skipton
7.15pm ‘Fairtrade Matters’
“A thought-provoking glimpse into lives at the heart of Fairtrade””
8.00pm ‘The People and the Olive’
“An  inspiring  documentary  about  the  daily  joys  and struggles of
Palestinian fair trade farmers and the  American ultra-marathoners who
ran  across  the  West Bank planting olive trees and bridging cultures
along the way.”

At: Dame Judy Dench Drama Studio,
Skipton Girls’ High School, Gargrave Road, Skipton. BD23 1QL
Refreshments  using  a  selection  of  the  best  local  and Fairtrade
ingredients  will  be  available.  Fairtrade  products will also be on
sale,   including olive oil from Zaytoun, a Community Interest Company
founded  to  create  and  develop  a UK market for artisan Palestinian
It is a free screening, contributions towards cost are encouraged. The
event    is   part   funded   by   Craven   District   Council.   RSVP by 3rd March or call 07779084956


16.  Fri 6 & Sat 7 March Austwick Community Players “The Lamb with the
Golden Fleece”    doors 7 for 6.30pm Austwick Village Hall

Old legend discovered for annual show!
The  Austwick  Community Players are busy rehearsing another hilarious
and fun-filled entertainment.
In a tradition going back some 40 years, the play is written, produced
and performed by people from Austwick and Lawkland parishes.  The show
is put on for the public for two nights in aid of the parishes’ annual
Over  65s evening  and draws in an audience from the North Craven area
and beyond.
Tickets  £6  (includes  glass of wine) £2.50 children (soft drink) are
from  Crossleigh  Stores  in  Austwick  (015242  51415)  or  from  The
Secretary on 015242 51269.


17.   7 March Run on Sun event
Join us for fun!
2pm til 5pm
Baildon Methodist Church, Newton Way, Baildon BD19 5NH
• Face painting & craft activities
• Quizzes, games & treasure hunt
• Drive an electric car
• Solar songs with Eddie Lawler
• Saltaire Primary: A ‘sunshine school’
• Banner made by schools
• Homemade sun buns
• Making solar electricity
• Solar power for Africa
Contact John D Anderson for more details


18. Sat 7 March 2015 @ 7.30pm, ‘The Batty Moss Ceilidh Band’.
St Andrews Church Hall, Newmarket Street, Skipton

An  exhilarating  evening  of ceilidh music and dancing with all steps
explained  by  the  band’s caller. This event promises to be great fun
for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.
Tickets: £7.50 for adults, £4 children, including supper.
Bookings/Enquiries 01729 830 372

All money raised will go towards Ebola Crisis.


19. Mon 9 Mar Craven Speakers Club:  Skipton

…  whether  you  need  to  give a wedding speech, or communicate more
effectively  with  your  employees or at meetings- or give a report of
work  you  have  done  at school/college.  Or just fancy a fun evening
Craven Speakers Club is for you.

7.40pm Skipton


20. Mon 9 March: Global Voices: 7.30pm
St Andrews Church Hall, Primary Room, Skipton, BD23 2JE
Rodney Kaleke: ‘Improving health in rural Kenya’
Rodney  works  on  a  project  in Kenya funded by Christian Aid. He is
visiting Yorkshire and will be in Skipton one day only to share his stories.
For more information contact Judy on 01729 830 372


21.  Sun  15  March: Messy Church 3.30pm-5.30pm. Fun for families.

Fun,  Crafts,  Celebration,hot   food  for Families. For people of all
churches  and  none.  St  John’s  Church  Hall.   Do  come and try it.
Volunteers also welcome but contact me (01729 822138)


22. Thur 19 March: Computer Workshops:  – Facebook for Business

Afternoon Blogging with WordPress
Each workshop is £25

Jo of North Craven Networking writes:

These  Social  Media workshops are all at the Royal Oak in Settle with
Heather  Robinson from Skittish.  Cost is £25 each session  – there is
a  discount  for  booking both workshops on the same day  (info on the
booking  page) – additional discounts available for paid up members of
North  Craven  Networking  Group,    local  charities,  festivals  and
community groups.
These  really  are  an  absolute  bargain  –  Heather is running these
workshops at £60 a session in Keighley.

Morning  workshops 9.30-12.30 and afternoon ones 2-5 – advance booking
is essential – hot drinks and handouts are provided.

Thursday 19th March – morning – Facebook for Business
afternoon – Blogging with WordPress

Thursday 16th April – morning – Advanced Social Media Strategy
afternoon – Online Advertising

These  can  all  be  booked  through  the calendar on the North Craven
Networking Group events page
or  through the eventbrite page   which   has   info   for   all   our
meetings  and  workshops

North  Craven  Networking  is  a  collection  of  local business folk,
community  groups and charities.  The group started in October 2011 in
Settle  but  has expanded and now covers Bentham, Ingleton, Malham and
also Skipton businesses.

Anyone can come to these workshops, but you have to book.


23: Fri 20 March Ceilidh – 7.00 – 10.30pm
Catholic Church Hall
Tillman Close, Settle, BD24 9RA
Dancing to Caller/Accordionist
£7 Adult /£1 child
Including Supper, with *Veggie option*
Soft drinks included – BYO alternatives
Profits for
Details phone 01729 822311:*book*
Organised by:
Churches Together in Settle and District


24.  Sat  21  March:  Mosses  walk/survey near Burton in Lonsdale. For
details contact Mike  Canaway.


25. Mon 23 March 19.30  Parish Wildlife Project
An  illustrated  presentation  by  Mark  Hewitt of the Yorkshire Dales
National  Park  Authority  –  At  Townhead Court (across the road from
Townhead  Surgery)  in  Settle, entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for
members. All welcome.


26.  Sat  28  March: Workshop: Intro to Lichens  at  Horton Churchyard

led   by  Judith  Allinson:  10am-12.30.  £15  (Concessions available)


27. Sat 25 April Give and Take Day Victoria Hall.


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Earlier  this evening I  heard  the  sound  of returning moorland birds
(lapwings  or maybe curlews?) outside in the dark .. Spring must be on
its way.

Best wishes
from Judith Allinson

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