October Events

Saturday 2nd October – 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.

Thursday 5th October – Highlights Rural Touring Scheme present `Every Brilliant Thing – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

An honest, uplifting and very funny play about mental health, resilience and the lengths we’ll go to for those we love.

Starts 7.30 pm.  Tickets £12, U18’s £8.  Contact 07770 533107 or visit http://www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Friday 6th October – Police Drop In Surgery – Kirkby Stephen Police Station

If you are a resident of Kirkby Stephen/ surrounding areas and would like to speak directly to a local community officer, pop down to Kirkby Police Station on 6th Oct between 6-7 pm where you can meet us face to face and have the opportunity to discuss local matters.  We will ensure that a dedicate problem solving trained officer will be available for you to discuss your case in private.

Saturday 7th October – Tim Farron visits Kirkby Stephen – The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen

1.30 pm.  No appointment needed – just stop by for a chat about any issue you like.  It may be a national issue that you would like to see me tackle in Parliament, or a problem on your street that you’d like fixed.  Whatever you want to talk about I’d be delighted to see you!

Wednesday 11th October –  A lecture by Rosalind Whyte on `Cornelia Parker’ – Appleby Market Hall 

11 am.  By The Arts Society Appleby in Westmorland.  Members free, visitors £8.  Find out more about our organisation and view our programme at http://taswestmorland.org.uk

Thursdays 12th & 26th October – 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 13th October – Kirkby Stephen Hearing Services – 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 07851 080 745.

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.

Friday 13th October – Kirkby Stephen Community Arts Remote Cinema present `The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ (PG-13) – Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club

Harold is an ordinary man who has passed through life, living on the side lines, until he goes to post a letter one day …. and just keeps walking.  Stars Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton.

Begins 7.30 pm.  Doors open 30 minutes earlier.  Adults £5 U18’s £3.

Friday 13th October – Menopause and Beyond – The Studio, Morland

7 – 9 pm.  100% of those born with ovarian systems will experience the menopause.  This Creative Thinkers session will help you to learn to live your best life through these stages and beyond.  This session is suitable for those with ovarian systems but also for family members who would like to know more about the menopause too.  To book your place visit: thestudiomorland.co.uk/creative-thinkers.

Saturday 14th October – Pamper Coffee Morning – The Masonic Hall

10 am to 2 pm.  £3 entrance.  Hand and foot massages available  free of charge from our range of skincare experts, all while enjoying a delicious cake and brew.  You will be able to browse and sample products from Tropic, Bodyshop, Arbonne, Temple Spa, Avon, FM & Pretty Individuals, plus beautiful Wax Melts who give all profits to The British Heart Foundation.  An ideal time to get some Christmas presents ordered for that person who has everything.

Saturday 14th October – Daffodil Planting – Jubilee Park

A challenge for Kirkby Stephen – can we plant 1,000 daffodil bulbs in a day?  Beautiful wild daffodils called Lent Lilies will be planted in Jubilee Park from 10 am to 1 pm (or until we finish).  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST TURN UP!  Free tea, coffee, juice, cakes and biscuits available in exchange for bulb planting.  Just bring a trowel……

Saturday 14th AND Sunday 15th October – Sewing workshop – Ravenstonedale Heritage and Community Centre

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. Please note both Saturday and Sunday classes will be held at Ravenstonedale in October.

Friday 20th October & Saturday 21st October – Navigation Weekend – Kirkby Stephen Hostel

After such a successful workshop last year, we are going to hold this fantastic weekend again.  Expert tuition on map reading, hill safety, amongst other important information.  Delicious home cooked food and comfortable beds are included in the price.  All abilities welcome.  For more information contact [email protected]

Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October – Pumpkin Maze in the Shed – Owen’s Farm Shop, CA17 4HE

Pumpkin Bowling Alley, Face Painting, Meet the Animals.  Children £5, accompanying adults free. Food, drink and pumpkins available to buy.  10 am to 3 pm, each day.  Purchase tickets in the farm shop.