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Settle fire station is holding an open day on 31 August between 1-4pm. There will be a chance to find out more about becoming an “on call” fire fighter, gain an insight into the fire fighter cadets and also have fun with target practice with the hoses.  Also at the event will be the local police, Yorkshire housing, paramedics and cave rescue. To find out more about these valuable local services come along and visit the open day.


Many thanks to everyone who supported the Photographic Club exhibition at Clapham Village Hall  and especially to the volunteers who manned the event. Thanks also to all the shops who participated in the town trail in Settle. The group meets every month at Townhead Court and new members and visitors are always welcome. The next meeting will be on Monday September 16th, at 7.30pm when there will be a presentation by Alan Owens of work which he recently displayed in Bentham, a talk by Dickon Siddal on “An approach to lighting” and a members’ gallery on the theme of colour


There will again be a Tot Lord Trail this evening, 29th August. These walks around the town provide a chance to find out about one of the town’s most colourful characters. Participants should meet outside Settle TIC for a 6.15 start, finishing approximately 8pm. Tickets: £4.00 with all  proceeds going to Oxfam. For further information contact Richard Whinray on 01524 242414


St John’s Church Hall is hosting a blood donor session on August 29th.  The first session will run from 2.30- 4pm with a second session from 5-7.30pm. All donors are urged to make an appointment via 0300 123 2323. New donors are always required so please consider this seriously. Your gift today could make a big difference.


Do you have time to help raise funds for an organisation which does so much to support others when they most need help. Marie Curie Fundraisers in this area are always grateful to hear from people who are able to help them to raise funds. If you are able to help please contact Lucy Burnett on 01274 337017.


On 30 August Chris Bannister will be performing the music of John Denver.  There will be the premiere of “Coward” on 6 September, a play by Justsome Theatre Company showing a speculative view of the life of Noel Coward. On 8 September there will be an afternoon mandolin and voice workshop led by Simon Major and Hilary James between 2-4.30pm. This precedes an evening concert by the duo. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or



Settle Voices will recommence on 3 September and meets every Monday from 1-3pm in Friends Meeting House. There are no auditions and all that is required is a love of singing.  For details contact 01729 822771.


The current exhibition at Linton Court Gallery .”Norman Adams at Home & Abroad”  featuringwatercolours of Yorkshire, Italy & Provence will continue to 7 September. Featuring alongside paintings of the Yorkshire Dales are watercolours of Venice and Florence together with studies of olive groves, cypress trees and the landscape of Provence.


Join us on Thursday afternoons for handicrafts and a cuppa. Beginners and experienced crafters alike are welcome to come along for crafting activity and a chat. Bring your own project and benefit from shared ideas and the experienced tutor on hand. The group meets at Townhead Court on Thursdays from 2-4pm and costs 50p, with all proceeds going to charity.


Iyengar yoga classes recommence the week beginning September 9th. Clasess on Mondays are held at Friends Meeting house and run from 12.30-2pm for mixed abilities with a beginners class from 2.15-3.15. On Tuesdays there are classes at Townhead Court from 7.30-9pm for mixed abilities and from 6.15-7.15 for beginners. For further details contact 01282 843907.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to come along for a night at the races on 13 September when they hold a Horse Race Night at Langcliffe Institute. The first race will take place at 7.30pm and tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children. Admission includes a pie and pea supper. There is no bar at this event but you are welcome to bring your own drinks.  For tickets please contact, 01729 822364/ 822959



As part of the national heritage open days the chapel at Giggleswick School will be open to the public on 14 September between 11-4 and on 15 September between 1-4.30. There will be a display on the history of the chapel and musical recitals during the weekend. All welcome.

The next meeting will take place on 5 September at Giggleswick Parish Rooms at 7.30pm when the speaker will be Ann Harding who will talk on her involvement with the Settle Hydro Project and the restoration of Victoria Hall.




The next charity dance will take place on September 7th at Settle College from 7.30-11.30pm. To book please contact 01729 823259/ 824038 by 5 September. All proceeds will be in aid of Langcliffe Village defibrillator Appeal.


A ‘Strawberry Tea with Music’ organised by Age UK North Craven was held at St John’s Methodist Hall on 21 August.. Pianist Ellen Toome entertained while strawberry teas were served to more than 30 people, the strawberries having been generously donated by Booths supermarket. The Co-operative and Drake and Macefield were among those to donate raffle prizes. The afternoon ended with an impromptu ‘singalong’ to the music. The event was was part of a day activities innovation fund project funded by North Yorkshire County Council.

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