October Events

Monday 1st October – Harvest Auction – St Mary’s Mallerstang

Starts 7pm.  Light refreshments available.  Bid for a wide variety of harvest and other items.  All proceeds for St Mary’s Church.  In Outhgill on the B6259.

Thursdays 4th & 18th October – 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.

Thursday 4th October – Dawdles Walk little extra – Hartley and Podgill Circular – The Cloisters, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen

10.30am. This walk leaves Kirkby Stephen on the Coast to Coast route branching off at the Northern Viaduct Walk to the Nateby/Hartley boundary where we will cut off back to Kirkby Stephen through Podgill woods.  Some grass paths.   Optional refreshments on our return to Kirkby Stephen.

Dawdles Walk plus has an additional activity or interest during the walk.  All walks should take about an hour unless otherwise stated.  Dawdles Walk Little Extra/Extra are longer.  Some walks are adaptable for wheelchairs, please contact us at [email protected] or see http://www.walkeden.org

Friday 5th October –  Nateby & Wharton WI presents `It all started as misunderstanding’ by Christine Norman – The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

7.00pm.  Our guest speaker is Christine Norman.  Along with the processes of wet and needle felting Christine demonstrates the craft, showing examples of her work and speaks of how her passion for felting started.

Non members, please join us and enjoy a good speaker, excellent company and a delicious buffet supper at £3.00pp.  For further information on the WI visit our website at http://www.natebyandwhartonwi.wordpress.com

Saturday 6th October – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents our very first Fun Palace – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

A celebration of arts, science and community.  A chance for everyone in Kirkby Stephen to get together, share some skills and have some fun!  11am to 5pm.

For more information or for tickets please visit http://www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk or phone Kate Lynch on 017683 71885.

Sunday 7th October – Harvest Festival – St Michaels Church, Church Brough

Starts 10am.  Everyone welcome.  Bring your harvest produce to be sold after the sale.

Monday 8th October – 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 8th October  –  Cumbria Wildlife Trust – `The Wildlife of Botswana and the Okovanga Delta – a Safari’ – The Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen

2.30 – 4.30pm

Richard Arrowsmith will illustrate, with words and pictures, fascinating wildlife seen and met on his recent visit to Botswana.  The talk will be preceded by a short AGM.

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 10th October – Scrabble Club – Kirkby Stephen – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Whether you’re a keen Scrabble player or a complete beginner, come along and give Scrabble a go, it’s a great way to socialise and meet new people.

For more information, please contact Jill on 017683 71104 or Wendy on 017683 71775.

Wednesday 10th October 2018 – The Arts Society, Appleby in Westmorland – Appleby Market Hall

`Looking for Georgia’ – my journey across New Mexico in the footsteps of Georgia O’Keefe – lecture by Lydia Bauman.

Starts at 11am (coffee is served from 10.15am – 10.45am). There is a small cost of £8 to non-members. For more information about our society please visit our website  www.taswestmorland.org.uk

Thursdays 11th & 25th October – 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]

Thursday 11th October – `Get Safe Online and Be Fraud Smart’ course – Upper Eden Rugby Club, Pennine Park, Kirkby Stephen

2.00pm to 4.00pm.  These sessions are FREE and include tea and biscuits.  They are led by trainers from Barclays Digital Eagles.  Limited places must be booked in advance.  For booking and further information, please phone Age UK South Lakeland on 01539 728118.

Friday 12th October – Rory Stewart MP is holding a Constituency Drop-in Surgery – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

3.30pm to 4.30pm.  For more information email [email protected] or visit http://www.rorystewart.co.uk

Weekend 12th, 13th and 14th October – Dales Young Rangers – Green Futures Youth Environment Summit – Malham Tarn Field Studies Centre

A free residential weekend at Malham Tarn Field Studies Centre.  Organised by young people and promised to be fun and inspiring.  Learn how to make a difference to your local environment and the planet.

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: Michaela Brannan on 015242 51002 or email: [email protected]

Saturday 13th October – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `A Picture of Dorian Gray’ – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Award winning Box Tale Soup (Northanger Abbey and Wind in the Willows) return with a brand new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Starts 7.30pm.  Tickets £10/£8.

For more information or for tickets please visit http://www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk or phone Kate Lynch on 017683 71885.

Sunday 14th October 2018 – `Beth & Flo’ – Piano duo with a touch of theatre – Appleby Public Hall

Don’t forget!  A66 road closures at Kirkby Thore and Junction 40.

Starts 7.30pm.  Supported by Westmorland Arts Trust, The Hadfield Trust and The Bryan Lancaster Trust.  £12 at the door.  Students half-price.  Accompanied childrent free.  Visit http://www.appleby-concerts.org.uk or ring 017684 83777.  Venue postcode CA16 6XB.

Monday 15th October – Eden Volunteering Fair – Masonic Hall, North Road, Kirkby Stephen

Get involved and make a difference. Come along and talk to these organisations about volunteering:

East Cumbria Family Support Ass, Welbeing, Cumbria CVS, Eden Animal Rescue, Age UK Carlisle and Eden, People First, Learning Fields CIC, Eden Carers. Citizens Advice Witness Service, HITES Cumbria BID Services, Depaul UK, Cumbria County Council.

For more information call 01768 800350 or email: [email protected]

Tuesday 16th October – 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 18th October – Suicide Safer Eden Open Meeting – Penrith Rugby Club, Penrith CA11 8RQ

Starts 7pm.  All welcome.  Join us and learn more about Suicide Safer Eden and find out about an exciting new community initiative.  Together we can remove the stigma around mental health and play a part in reducing loss of life by suicide.  Join us for stress reduction and mindfulness tips, as well as a marketplace with information about the advice and support that is available.  Light bites and refreshments will be provided.  MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE – IT’S EVERYONE’S BUSINESS.

Saturday 20th October – Brough Farmers’ Market – Memorial Hall, Brough

9.30am to 2.00pm.  3rd Saturday, each month.  No admission charge.

Now is the month for fresh Autumn food.  Buy lamb, beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, photography, jewellery, textiles and much much more, from our regular stalls.

Enquiries – David 015396 26040

Sunday 21st October – Cafe Church –  The Church Hall, Church Brough

Theme – What can’t you live without?  Everyone Welcome.  Starts 10am.

Relaxed and informal, families welcome.  Toys and kids activities available.  Bacon sandwiches/croissants, hot drinks and juice.  No charge.

Monday 22nd October – 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.

Wednesday 24th October  – 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 24th October  – The Royal British Legion Drop in Session – Kirkby Stephen Local Links

10.30am to 12.00 Noon.  Information, advice and guidance for serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, veterans and their families.  Pop in, call 0808 802 8080 or visit http://www.britishlegion.org.uk

Wednesday 24th October – 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 26th October – Family Stomp – Jubilee Park

2.00pm to 4.00pm.  Join us this October half term for our Family Stomp – two hours of fun in Jubilee Park.  We’ll have woodland crafts, slacklines, hammocks, den building, mud kitchens and we’ll be cooking snacks on open fires.  Children and grown-ups of all ages are welcome to come and play out in the woods.  Cost :- 35 (includes one child/one carer).  Additional children £2, under 1’s free.  Messages are limited so please book in advance –  visit http://www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk or phone Kate Lynch on 017683 71885.

Friday 26th October – Do You Have Tinnitus? Drop in session – Kendal Library 

9.30am to 4.30pm.  Do you want to learn more about self-help for tinnitus?  Come and join our Audiology team to learn more about tinnitus and how to mannage it.  Drop in Tinnitus Information Event – no need to book.

Friday 26th October – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents `Three Billboards of Ebbing Missouri’ (15) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Award-winning, darkly comic drama from Martin McDonagh.

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 27th October – Dales Young Rangers – Apple Day in Sedbergh – Sedbergh

We have been asked by the organisers of Sedbergh’s Apple Day to help run the children’s activities.  The activities will include the longest peel, making apple scarecrows and colouring in, amongst other things.  Are you available between 11am and 1pm to help? This is a great opportunity to try out a different type of volunteering.  Limited to 6 places only.

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]

Saturday 27th October – Penrith Town Band – Brough Memorial Hall

Starts 7.30pm.  Penrith Town Band (Youth Section) Brass music for all.  Brough Methodist Church Anniversary.  A Celebration and Thanks for 113 years in the current location.

An evening of music and celebration to which ALL ARE WELCOME.  Refreshments will be served in the interval and a freewill offering will be taken.  Currently being refurbished and improved to serve the community for another 113 years!

Sunday 28th October – `Finding Your Feet’ (12) – Brough Memorial Hall

Sometimes you need a push in the right direction.  When “Lady” Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister.  The two could not be more different – Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sister.  But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets her sister drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet…..

Doors open 2.30pm, Starts 3.00pm. Tickets on the door – Adults £5.00, Under 16’s £3.00, Advance tickets £4.50 – phone 017683 41033.  Home baked refreshments on sale during the interval.