Dacre Darley and Summerbridge

Activity Day: There will be a children's activity day at Summerbridge Methodist Church on Saturday, July 7 between 9.30am and 4pm. Music workshops, sports, karate, gymnastics, arts and crafts, circus skills, and loads more. Tickets £10. To book phone Rose Gosling on 01423 771996.

Concert: Summerbridge & Dacre Silver Prize Band wish to thank all those who attended the Hospital Sunday concert and service at Stocks Green, Darley. A total of 105 was collected for Harrogate Society for the Blind.

Nidderdale Open Gardens: Four beautiful gardens in Nidderdale will be open as a new combination in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities on Sunday, July 8 from 11am to 5pm. Combined admission to all the gardens is 6, children free. Visitors may start their tour at any of the four gardens where a map will be provided.

Each garden has its own distinctive character and atmosphere. The Old Twine Mill has a romantic garden set on the banks of the River Nidd at Low Laithe, Orchard House, Dacre Banks has a large informal garden with a wild flower area planted to attract bees and butterflies. Woodlands Cottage, Summerbridge offers several different areas of planting, whilst the two-acre flower arranger’s garden at Yorke House, Dacre Banks has colour-themed borders and extensive water features, including ponds and stream. Together, the gardens offer many innovative features of interest to visitors and should prove a wonderful day out for anyone wishing to relax in beautiful surroundings.

Light refreshments, including cream teas, will be available during the day at Yorke House and The Old Twine Mill. Visitors may use the picnic area in the orchard at Yorke House. Parking available at each garden. For further information contact 01423 780456.

Darley Open Gardens: Sunday, July 15t noon to 5pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the lovely private gardens of Darley. Enjoy an afternoon tea, buy cakes and plants, and have a wonderful time. Starting points for tickets and maps. 1, Elsinglea (Top of Sheepcote Lane); 2, The Methodist Chapel, Main Street. (Cakes on sale here); 3, Low Fold, (Silverdale Close). Tickets 4.50, teenagers 50p. Contact for more information: 01423 781544.

Car Boot Sale: There will be a car boot sale in aid of St. Jude’s Church, Hartwith on this Sunday, July 1 at the Brimham Rocks/Hartwith Bank crossroad. Open from 7am for sellers and from 8am for buyers. Entry 5 for cars and 7 for vans. Buyers free. Contact 01423 780007 for further information.

Church Services: This Sunday, July 1, there will be the following church services to which all are very welcome: The 9.30am service at Providence United Reformed Church, Dacre Top will be led by the Rev. J. Campbell. Holy Communion will be taken at 11am at St. Jude’s Church, Hartwith. At St. Saviour’s Church, Thornthwaite there will be a Sung Evensong service from the Book of Common Prayer at 6.30pm.

Darley Christ Church will meet at 9am at Darley Methodist Church for a Holy Communion.

Mobile Library: The mobile library and information service will next be making various stops in the Summerbridge, Dacre, Hartwith area on Thursday, July 12. It will be at East View, Summerbridge between 9.35 and 10.15am and then make several stops in Dacre before calling at York Mill Yard, Hartwith between 2.05 and 2.15pm. If you have any queries about the service please phone 720320 or 720300.

Live Music: There will be a night of live music with local band The Vers.Co at Darley Memorial Hall from 8pm until late on tomorrow, Saturday, June 30. There will be a bar, supper and a raffle. Tickets cost 12.50 in advance from Amanda Moore 01423 771738 or Jayne Fearnley 01423 711333. The event is in aid of Dacre Banks Pre-School playgroup.

Fun Day: The Dacre and Hartwith Playing Fields Association Fun Day on Sunday, July 15 is only two weeks away so if you have not already done so you should consider your entries for the various competitions to be held on the day:- *Drawing/Painting: - A happy Face (under 5years), - Sports Person (the artist to put name and age group, on the painting), *Writing: A letter to a sports personality requesting their attendance to our event. *Flag Design: For a sports club. *Card-work: A birthday celebration. *Banner Design: Ideal for the sports on the field. *Design a Logo, for the Association. *Pram decoration, and a race afterwards. *Floral Table Decoration. *Photographic: a) Local scene, b) Sport theme. Entry fees: 50p per child per item, and adults 1, per adult, per entry. Fancy Dress competition: Cartoon Characters. The music at the event is varied, with, 'Spigure of Feach' for teens, and 'The Old Creekers' for those a little older. This is in addition to the music which James Wilson, of 'Fresh FM', who is the MC for the afternoon, will be playing. Any queries to Ann Kent 780495.

Rhythm And Rugs: Rhythm and Rugs - an open air picnic on Saturday, July 7 at Low Hall Dacre from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Bring your own picnic and enjoy the music, the garden and beautiful scenery. Why not take a walk down by the river. Wine and coffee on sale. Live music by Moonlight Blues and Julie Russell-Wilson. Tickets 10 from Angela (01423780056) or Erica (01423780905).

Car Boot Sale: There will be a car boot sale on the show ground, Pateley Bridge on Sunday, July 15. Open to sellers from 8am and to buyers from 9am. Cars: 6, Van/Car and Trailer: 9, Transits: 13. Selling over by 1.30pm. No Catering units permitted. Field to be cleared by 2pm.

Further details from Angela (01423780056) or Erica (01423 780905).

Summerbridge WI: The speaker at the next meeting of Summerbridge WI on Monday, July 2 there will be a talk about Bettys tea. The meeting will take place at Dacre Banks Village Hall at 7pm.Visitors and new members are always welcome. Phone 780845 for details.

Stay And Play: Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library (charity No: 1041320) are running Stay and Play Sessions every Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm-3pm at Summerbridge Community Primary School, Summerbridge. These sessions are open to all children and their carers and offer toys, games, puzzles, arts and crafts, a baby corner, books, slides, rockers, ride on toys, etc. Refreshments are also served. 1 per family. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun. No need to book – just come along. The Toy Library Loan service is also available: For an annual fee of 15 children can access a wide range of high quality, educational and stimulating toys, games and puzzles to loan – including a range of specialist equipment. For further information please contact Isobel Phillips on 07958 709707.

Darley Christ Church Lunch Club: Christ Church Lunch Club is open to anyone who lives in Darley or on the outskirts. Guests are usually single or couples who are enjoying retirement. Lunch Club provides an opportunity to enjoy meeting neighbours and friends from the village while having a very reasonably priced two course hot meal that is prepared by local volunteers. Transport is willingly provided by volunteers.

New guests and volunteers who can spare a couple of hours to help will always be very welcome. Most volunteers help once every six weeks.

The club meets every other Tuesday 12.30pm at Darley Memorial Hall (while Christ Church Hall is being renovated). Contact Katrina Pritchard 01423 780664.