June Events

Saturday 2nd June – Hospitce at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland 20 Challenge and the Wildlife Wander (new for 2018) – From Braithwaite Institute, Keswick

  • 20 Challenge – a challenging 20 mile walk for teams of 2 people or more, over 10 beautiful Lake District fells.  An 11 mile Route is also available.
  • The Wildlife Wander – a 9 mile, guided, low level walk for families and friends of all ages around Newlands Beck, Catbells Terrace, Derwentwater shore and Lingholm Walled Garden

For more information or call 01768 210719 or to visit website click here 


Sunday 3rd June 2018 – The Yomp – Upper Eden Mountain Challenge – Kirkby Stephen

23 miles, 11.5 miles or 6.5 miles (you choose).  Sponsored by J T Atkinson.

Supporting National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and other Rotary nominated charities.  Organise your own sponsorship, raise money for your charity, club or school.  Enter on line (or on the day) on http://www.yomp.org


Tuesday 5th June – `Microsoft Word for Intermediates’ – Appleby Heritage Centre

FREE course over three weeks from 9.30 to 12.00.

Numbers are limited on free courses, book early to secure your place.  You are only eligible for a maximum of four free courses per person.


Wednesday 6th June – Repair Cafe – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

From 2 – 4pm.  Kirkby Stephen Repair Cafe helps to reduce waste sent to landfill, saving money and resources by using expert volunteers to fix everyday household items.

We have a friendly team of DIY and sewing experts ready to take on your repairs.  Bring along any clean clothes, electricals, jewellery, toys, small items of furniture etc…that are in need of attention and we will do what we can to help!

The Repair Cafe is run by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Good Neighbours Scheme, with support from Kirkby Stephen Town Council.  For more information contact Kate on 017683 71885 or visit www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk or contact Kirkby Stephen Local Links on 017683 71775 or visit www.kirkbystephen.com


Thursdays 7th & 21st June
 – Upper Eden Memory Club – The Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen

10.30am to 12 noon.

We continue to meet alternate Thursdays at the Friends Meeting House (opposite the Spar Shop), where we enjoy fellowship over tea and coffee followed by guided activities and usually end with singing some favourite songs of old.

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Tony Taylor on 017683 42702 or [email protected]


Thursdays 14th & 28th June – Upper Eden Memory Club – Longway, New Road, Brough

10.30am to 12 noon

Following the success of the Upper Eden Memory Club at Kirkby Stephen we have decided to start a second group in Brough to enable us to continue to accept Clients and Carers into our Kirkby Stephen family. We enjoy fellowship over tea and coffee followed by guided activities and usually end with singing some favourite songs of old.

We are always ready to accept newcomers and volunteer helpers.  For more information contact Heather Simpkins on 017683 42476.


Friday 15th June  – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ (15) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood Leading Lady.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  Adults £5 – Children (U18) £3.  Tickets available on the door or call Kate on 017683 71885

 

Saturday 16th June –  Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Conservation day at Argill Woods Nature Reserve –  Argill Woods Nature Reserve. 

1-4pm

Join us for our annual bracken bashing visit to this attractive nature reserve.  Without this sort of activity, some of the flower-rich pastures would become dominated by bracken.  If you have a suitable tool for tackling bracken, bring it with you, and do make sure you have boots and gloves

There is a recommended donation of £3 for Cumbria Wildlife Trust for each walk.  All walks require outdoor clothing – please remember the weather may change and the terrain may be rough.  Walking boots are recommended.    Local contact: Richard Arrowsmith 017683 71182.  To find out more about the Trust and how to get involved visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk You can also find information about local events, together with a range of books and gifts, at our stand in the Upper Eden Visitors Centre in Kirkby Stephen.

 

Monday 18th June –  Cumbria Wildlife Trust –  `Looking for swifts in Kirkby Stephen’ – Meet Kirkby Stephen Market Square, CA17 4QT, GR: NY 775 088

8pm

Mark UK Swift Awareness Week by taking a gentle walk around Kirkby Stephen with Tanya and Edmund Hoare, seeking out these fascinating birds, watching them fly and spotting where they nest.

Booking required – email Richard Arrowsmith on [email protected]

There is a recommended donation of £3 for Cumbria Wildlife Trust for each walk.  All walks require outdoor clothing – please remember the weather may change and the terrain may be rough.  Walking boots are recommended.    Local contact: Richard Arrowsmith 017683 71182.  To find out more about the Trust and how to get involved visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk You can also find information about local events, together with a range of books and gifts, at our stand in the Upper Eden Visitors Centre in Kirkby Stephen.


Tuesday 19th June – Eden Hearing Services Drop In Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Eden Hearing Services hold a drop in clinic from 10.00am to 12 noon 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Services include advice on hearing aids and specialist equipment, hearing aids cleaned and retubed, batteries supplied.


Thursday 21st June – Mini Stompers – Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen

This is a monthly gathering for two hours of wooldand fun for 0-5 year olds and their parents, friends or carers.10am to 12pm

Mini Stompers gives families and friends time to get down and dirty (as the opposite of up and clean) with each other and PLAY.  It’s an opportunity to turn off the logistics machine in our brain and really spend some time trying to see that crazy monster in the mud pile which is so real for our wee ones.  Play is the tool our children use to learn how to live life and Mini Stompers is the perfect place for them to use that tool and for you to spend time immersed in their world.

£3.50 per person (adults and children), under 1s are free.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance.  Call Kate on 017683 71885 or email [email protected]


Tuesday 26th June – `Internet Shopping and Online Security’ – Appleby Heritage Centre

FREE course over two weeks from 9.30 to 12.00.

Numbers are limited on free courses, book early to secure your place.  You are only eligible for a maximum of four free courses per person.


Wednesday 27th June – Parkinson’s Cafe – The Eden Emporium, Kirkby Stephen

Parkinson’s UK – Change attitudes.  Find a Cure.  Join Us.  We continue to meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10.30 to 12.00.  For more information call Andrew or Robina on 017683 41997.