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March Events from Judith Allinson

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1. Wed 8 March: 3.50pm for 4pm Settle Eco Explorers – for children aged 4 to 11 accompanied by an adult – Meet at the childrens swings playground outside Booths and outside Settle Primary school. We will explore the trees, their fruit, leaves flowers and buds  –
and the fascinating things growing on them –  Lichens Mosses, Algae, Fungi. We’ll play some fun “Find the trees games there,”  then we’ll go to St John’s Church Hall and make some artwork based on  lichens and trees ready for a display. There are at least 11 different species of tree in that small area.

Two weeks ago the theme was “Fair Trade Fortnight (27 Feb – 12 March) and the children made an excellent display which you can see in the big meeting room at the back of the Church.

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2. Thur 9 Feb (and every Thursday)   7.30pm Scottish Dancing Class –St John’s Church Hall, Settle. BD24 9JH  Beginners welcome: We do very easy dances in the first part.

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3.  Sat 11 March (10.30am-12.30pm) : ACE Settle (Action for Climate Emergency) are holding their monthly Green Café : – all welcome to come and chat over over refreshments about topical issues. – this session will have a circular towns focus, with a speaker from the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Council’s Circular Town’s project, local initiatives and an update on ACE Energy Group’s on local energy generation project. Listen to Erin Wheeler, Circular Economy Officer and lead for the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s  Circular Towns programme and Ann Harding of Settle Victoria Hall about their new upcycling initiative. Followed by questions and how we might take a ‘circular towns’ approach in Settle.

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4. Sat 11 March: Eastern Area Competition of the Association of Speakers Clubs: St Giles Church Hall, Bramhope LS16 9BA at 2pm. Please arrive a little before 2pm to make a prompt start. There will be 4 competitors in each contest, one each from the 4 competing clubs (Craven (i.e. Skipton), Halifax & Huddersfield, Wetherby and York).

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5. Sat 11 March: Bob Swallow Talk at St John’s Methodist Church BD24 9JH    A Fellsman’s Diary. Bob Swallow will speak about places he has visited and people whom he has met whilst walking through the Dales with Bill Mitchell and others. Please bring family, friends and neighbours to this illustrated talk at 7.30 pm. Tea/coffee etc. will be served. Admission is free; all donations will be for the church

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6. Mon 13 March: Craven Speakers Club – 7.15 for 7.30pm. at the Soroptimists Rooms, 28, Otley Street, Skipton.BD23 1EW .

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7.  Wed 15 March at 7.30pm in Austwick Parish Hall (large room) – Austwick Field Society: ‘Amazing Swifts’ – A talk by Tanya Hoare Tanya’s illustrated presentation addresses these charismatic little birds and explains what we can do to help our declining swift populations.

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8. Thur 16 March: Craven Conservation Group Talk: Liz Groves of Craven Badger Group Forum

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9. Wed 22 March:  Eco Explorers: 4pm – 5.30pm. For families with children 4 – 11.  It is possible that we will be meeting outside Booths at 3.50pm then walking to St John’s Methodist Church for 4.15pm Looking t trees and lichens en route. If you are new contact me (J.A.)  to find final plans, because they may be different.

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10. Sat 25 March (10-1pm): ACE Biodiversity Group – tree planting at Kelcow Woods, Giggleswick. Join our biodiversity group at Kelcow Woods, where we have previously removed tree guards. Meet Andrew Pease, biodiversity group lead, outside the Harts Head pub (parking at the swimming pool). Please wear stout shoes and gloves and bring a spade, if you have one, and a snack and drink. More information from Andrew on: 07826 518626. We will also be planning other activities for future months so your input either on the day or direct to Andrew is welcome.

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11. Sat 1 April
Craven Conservation Group and Churches together Walk at Newton in Bowland – led by Geoff Morries and Jane Baddeley. Details to come.

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12. Every Wednesday: Settle Slimming World:
Settle Social Club, Duke St Settle

Weds 9am 10.30am & 6.30pm. No booking required. Details: contact Maxine 07713020736
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13.  Various dates:  Nordic walking Nordic walking fitness walks. 
https://wolftracks.co.uk/home/nordic-walking-sessions/

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14. Thursdays 2pm-4pm – St John’s church Settle has every Thursday afternoons as its “Warm space afternoon” . 2-4.30pm. The church and coffee lounge are open: Free coffee, a place to charge you phone, sit, work, chat; Often there is also a film.

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15. I am pleased Settle Swimming Pool is open again.
https://www.settleswimmingpool.co.uk/

You can book online so you can see which sessions are busy and which have lots of spaces.  

I notice there are more people at the sessions now.

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Best wishes 
from
Judith Allinson

Below: Beech tree in the playground this afternoon.

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