November Events

Thursdays 1st, 15th & 29th November – 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.

Saturday 3rd November – Dales Young Rangers – Goat Farming with Frank – Ravenstonedale

We will be heading over to Piper Hole Goat Farm in Ravenstonedale to help farmer Frank on his goat farm.  We will find out about what makes this farm so special and lend a hand with the animal and land management, a perfect chance to experience a different type of farm and find out a lot more about goats!

The day normally starts 10am and finishes at 1.30pm on site.  Full details will be sent out before the task day.  Free transport is provided from Sedbergh People’s Hall.  To join in you need to book a place as places are limited.  To book a place or for more details contact: Rachael Addison Young Rangers Officer. Tel – 01969 652366 Mobile – 0783 7253763 Email – [email protected]

Monday 5th November – Drop in in the Baptist Church, Victoria Square, Kirkby Stephen – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon, call in for a cuppa, lively chat, games.

All welcome – come & make new friends. We look forward to meeting you.

Monday 5th November  –  Cumbria Wildlife Trust – `South Walney Nature Reserve’ – The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

2.30 – 4.30pm

Reserve Warden Sarah Dalrymple will give a talk on this varied and diverse nature reserve, home to important breeding birds, fascinating wildlife habitats and north west England’s only breeding seal colony.

The CWT Upper Eden Support Group runs a variety of activities to support the Trust’s work.  Everyone is welcome to join us for our talks,  which take place at The Friends Meeting House, 48A High St, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4SH.

There is a recommended donation of £3 for Cumbria Wildlife Trust for each talk, to include refreshments.  Children free.  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.

Wednesday 7th November 2018 – Living Matters – Suicide Awareness Training – Upper Eden Rugby Club, Pennine Park, Westgarth, Kirkby Stephen

This free tailored workshop will look at the facts and figures around suicide, why we should talk about it, what we can do to help prevent suicide and look at the signs that someone may be having thoughts of suicide.  Cumbria’s suicide rate is higher than the national average, and the talk will cover what resources are available locally and nationally, and why it is important to ask directly about suicidal thoughts.

Time: 12.45 (for 1.00pm start) to 4.00pm.  To book a place, please contact Amy Frith, Public Health and Communities Team at Cumbria Councy Council on 01768 812660 or email [email protected] If you have any concerns about the training prior to the event please contact Juliet from Carlisle Eden Mind on 01228 543354 or email [email protected]

Thursdays 8th & 22nd November – 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]

Friday 16th November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Feral’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Ever wondered if you missed your chance to be wild?  Feral asks why women are taking on more `mental load’ than ever before.  Harnessing live music by The Greyhounds, storytelling and the odd party trick, Feral tells an intimate story with universal appeal.  Followed by a live set by The Greyhounds.  Tickets £10/£8.

Saturday 17th November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents Freegle and Repair Cafe – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A jumble sale with a difference – everything is free!  Bring along your trash and take away some treasure…. Our experts will also be on hand to give you a hand with your DIY difficulties.  10.30am to 12.30pm.

Monday 19th November – Drop in in the Baptist Church, Victoria Square, Kirkby Stephen – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon, call in for a cuppa, lively chat, games.

All welcome – come & make new friends. We look forward to meeting you.

Tuesday 20th November – 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.


Friday 23rd November – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Edie’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

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


Wednesday 28th November – Citizens Advice Drop in Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10am to 12.30pm.  If you’d like advice on housing issues, getting the most out of your energy, money or benefits, why not come and speak to our adviser.  Sessions are on the 4th Wednesday each month.


Wednesday 28th November – 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.

Friday 30th November – Kirkby Stephen Christmas Lights switch on – Festive Fun for all the Family!

Details to be confirmed nearer the time.  🎅🎄