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Local Events 14th April 2013


One in 3 people over the age of 65 will eventually get dementia – which means at some stage this will impinge on all our lives. In order to find out more about the issues and understand how to help people with dementia and their carers why not come along to a talk on the topic by Diane Armstrong of Skipton Alzheimers Society. This will take the form of at talk followed by questions and answers and will take place at St John’s Church Hall, at 7.30 on 18 April and is open to all.


At the April meeting Di Rees gave a fascinating talk entitled My Olympic Experience, and the W.I. choir sang an Olympic song written by Marty Crisp, a previous member of Settle W.I. who talked about the writing of the song. This was followed by a cream tea to celebrate the Institute’s 24th birthday. The competition for an Easter bonnet was won by Doris Robinson. For details of the Walking Group activities please contact Pat Whitton. The Art Group meets on Tuesdays at 2 pm in The Friends Meeting House. There will be a Craft Day on Wednesday 29 May at St John’s Church Hall with two sessions: 9 am to 12 noon and 2 to 4 pm. Choose from Beading, Book making, Quilting and Crochet, and bring a packed lunch. The cost for the day is £15 including materials.  For details contact 01729 824340. The summer outing will take place on Saturday 22 June with a visit to Salford Quays and a tour of the BBC’s new base. The cost is £25 and the trip is open to family and friends with tickets on a first come first served basis.  Closing date 1 May. The next meeting is on Wednesday, 1 May, when the Resolutions will be discussed. There will also be a Bring and Buy Sale.


Age UK is linking with Settle College to offer computer sessions led by “young experts”. These will take place in Settle College Lower School building (formerly Settle Middle School) on Wednesdays from 3.15-4.30pm.  To register an interest contact 01729 823066. Transport can be arranged via Age UK if required.


On April 20th there will be a night of traditional Norwegian music and dance when the Hall hosts the Scandimoot event, the showcase event for a weekend of Scandinavian music and dance workshops in the area. For details and tickets contact the box office on 01729 825718 or check the website at On 4 May there will be a production of “Me and me Dad” by Reform Theatre. This event is a free entry event with donations on exit.


The club will take place at Settle Social Club on 20 April  at 9pm. This will be a free club night with all the usual singers and musicians. Come along, share your songs, enjoy the atmosphere and join in the choruses!


Tickets are now available (price £12) for Langcliffe Singers’ performance of The Creation by Haydn at Gigggleswick School Chapel on 20 April at 7pm. The choir will be conducted by Nigel Waugh and joined by professional soloists. Tickets are available via 07778 291402 or from Settle Music, Cave and Crag and Bentham Post Office.


There will be an informal worship session at St John’s Church Hall on April 21st at 4pm. The theme this month will be “Celebrate”. All are welcome.


The next meeting is on on 22 April at 7.30pm at Townhead Court. This is the Annual General Meeting of the Group. Three members of the current committee will be standing down at this meeting and so members are urged to consider whether they can take on these roles as the club relies on the committee in order to function effectively. Following on from the AGM there will be a viewing of the April gallery. The subject for the gallery is “Life” , there will be a life 1 and life 2 gallery as per March.  The theme can be interpreted as widely as members wish – it could be forms of life (plants and animals) or life in a more general sense (street life, pond life) or perhaps more whimsical (eg. that’s life!, thread of life).


The club will meet on 24 April at Townhead Court at 2pm when the speaker will be Dr Judith Allinson. Her theme will be “Plants from the Local Environment”.  The cost for visitors is £3.


The April  craft workshop session will take place on 27 April at Friends Meeting House between 10am and 3pm.  The session will focus on learning to spin using a drop spindle and wheel. . The session costs £20  including the cost of basic materials as well as coffee and biscuits. To reserve a place contact  01729 823434/824386 (evenings only).


As part of the national stroke awareness day on 27 April Settle Rotary Club will be staffing a caravan which will be parked in the Market Place alongside the old Town Hall from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Dr Colin Renwick and colleagues from the Surgery will be offering no appointment blood pressure testing. Simply turn up and have the test done. In the past when we have provided this service the majority of people have a normal result. In a few cases however results have shown that individuals require some treatment. For everyone the occasion provides an opportunity to conveniently complete the test and set their minds at ease.


A flower festival celebrating “100 years of Settle Life” will take place over the weekend of 4-6 May at Settle Parish Church. There will also be a songs of praise service on Sunday at 4.30pm. Programmes cost £2 and homemade refreshments will be served throughout the weekend.  There will also be the opportunity to listen to live organ music from every decade during the festival. Meanwhile for those who wish to enjoy the churches popular hospitality, lunches are served every Tuesday throughout the spring and summer (until 24 September) with delicious, home cooked food at prices that won’t break the bank – coffee, biscuits and scones from 10am, salads, soups and hot meals followed by glorious puddings available from 12noon till 2.00pm


Advance notice for the forthcoming 5th Settle Saunter arranged by Settle Rotary Club. The event, which raises money for local good causes, will take place on 18 May and starts and finishes at Victoria Hall.  There are courses for all abilities, an 8 mile, 10 mile, 15 mile and 26 mile and they can be run or walked.  There are refreshments at the checkpoints and a hot meal at the end of the day.  Entry is £10 (£6 concessions) with certificates and badges for all successful finishers. The 26 mile route is restricted to ages 18+. Juniors aged 16 or under on the day of the event must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. For further details and entry forms contact 01729 830299 or go to



On April 28 in conjunction with community cinema there will be a showing of the U certificate animation “Wreck it Ralph”. This will take place at 3.30pm and tickets cost £4.90 via the box office on 01729 893180.


There will be a concert by Steeton Male Voice Choir in aid of St Alkelda’s church on 27 April at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 (£8 concessions) available via 01729 822676.

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