March Events

Thursdays 2nd, 16th & 30th March – Upper Eden Memory Club – Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church

10.30 am to 12 noon.

We continue to meet alternate Thursdays at KIrkby Stephen Methodist Church (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. For people with memory problems , who are disabled or who are lonely.  Enjoy time with friends.  Also offering help and support for carers. No need to book, just turn up.  Do you know of anyone who may benefit?

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

Friday 3rd March – Quiz Night with Pies, Peas & Pud! – Warcop Parish Hall

£8 per person including food (pies from Low Howgill, Appleby).  Max 6 per team – prizes for top 3 teams! Licensed bar (wine, lager, soft drinks etc available to purchase).  Raffle.

Call Pat on 017683 4188 or Carol on 53450 or email [email protected] to book your tickets by midday on Tuesday 28th February (numbers required for catering purposes – please state whether the meat, vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free option is preferred).

Saturday 4th March – Eden Animal Rescue Fundraising Stall – The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen

We are selling our usual home-made products. A variety of home baking and preserves.  Gill and Barbara look forward to seeing you all again soon and thank you for your continued support, which is very much appreciated, especially in these difficult times.  The stall will be open from 9.00 am til 1.00 pm.

Saturday 4th March – Bingo and raffle – Winton Village Hall

Refreshments and children’s bingo available at interval.  Eyes down at 7.30 pm prompt

Sunday 5th March – `Alfie’s First Fight’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club, CA17 4QN

A crime-thriller meets Rock, in this funny, heart-warming show for children aged 5+ and their families.

For tickets call 07770 533107 or visit

Wednesday 8th March – Boo Hewerdine – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Doors 7.30 for 8.00 pm. Probably the best singer/song-writer on the planet returns for one night only.  Tickets £14.  Bar available.

Thursday 9th March – Dawdles Walk – Northern Viaduct from Stenkrith car park – The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen

Meet at 10.30 – we will cut off the walk to Stenkrith with a short car share and walk the length of the Northern Viaduct Trust round via Hartley back to town.  Optional refreshments in Kirkby Stephen. This walk may be suitable for disabled buggies and wheelchairs.


Friday 10th March – Kirkby Stephen Hearing Services (by Upper Eden Rotary Club) – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10 am to 12 noon. Kirkby Stephen Hearing Services run their clinics for anyone needing repairs or servicing to their hearing aids, here at the Local Links on the 2nd Friday of each month.  This service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – please ring 07724 132277.

Hearing aid batteries can be provided here at Local Links, free of charge, if you are registered at a doctors in Eden.  Our opening hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am to 12 noon, and 1 pm to 3 pm. Please bring details of the battery size you require.

Tuesdays 14th & 28th March – Warm Space – Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church

Tuesdays (fortnightly) 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.  Come and join us in the warmth for dominoes, board games, newspapers, jigsaws, books, toys, hot drinks, biscuits and chat.  All welcome.

Wednesday 15th March – A talk by Elizabeth Radford of Eden Rivers Trust – Kirkby Stephen Rugby Club

Are you concerned about pollution, flooding or conservation in the River Eden? If so, come along to this talk as part of Kirkby Stephen & District Angling Association AGM.  Begins 7.30pm.  Bar and light refreshments available.  ALL WELCOME – SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RIVER AND WILDLIFE.

Thursday 16th March – Dawdles Walk – Fell End- The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen

Meet at 10.30 for car share. We will car share to Fell End quarry about 5.8 miles. Whilst this is a linear road walk, there is plenty to see and it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. Suitable to disabled scooters and wheelchairs.  We will try for refreshments in Ravenstonedale.

Friday 17th March – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts Remote Cinema presents – `Brian and Charles’ (PG) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

After a particularly harsh winter Brian goes into a deep depression.  Completely isolated and with no one to talk to, he does what any sane person would do in such a melancholic situation, he builds a robot.

7.30 pm.  Adults £5/Under 18s £3. For more information contact Kate on 07770 533107 or visit –


Sunday 19th March – Sewing workshop – Crosby Garrett Village Hall

10 am to 4 pm.  £15 per person.  Come along and learn to make an item of your choice.  Please bring easy or very easy paper pattern, fabric, cotton thread, sharp scissors, scissors for cutting paper, pins, un-picker, french chalk and sewing machine (if you have one) and a packed lunch.  Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.  Call Jan on 07876 508027 to reserve your place.

Thursday 23rd March – Dawdles Walk – Hartley & Kirkby Hill – The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen

One of our favourite walks to the pretty village of Hartley and for a little extra exercise, climb Kirkby Hill for the 365 views. Optional refreshments in Kirkby Stephen

Friday 24th March – Pete Hudler – Orton Market Hall

Acclaimed Viennese cellist Pete Hudler takes you on a colourful journey through a wide range of styles and genres.  Tickets £10/£5 – call 01539 624856 or tickets available at Orton Shop.  Visit

Sunday 26th March – Steeton Male Voice Choir present a Spring Concert – Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

On behalf of Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue at 3.00 pm.  Tickets £8, under 16’s free.  Pay on the door – card payments or correct cash please.