This week’s Town and Country news.
It’s never too early to start enjoying sport and thinking about Wimbledon. Tennis Aces offers LA Mini-tennis coaching to juniors every Sunday morning.
The 9-10am session is for 4-8 year olds, the 10-11am session is for eight and nine year olds and the 11-noon session is for 10-11 year olds.
Sessions cost £6 per child and take place in Giggleswick Sports Hall. For further details contact 01729 825100 or 07816878321.
The latest classes by the Alison King School of Dance are “strictly” for children.
Starting on January 4 the school will be offering ballroom, Latin and Classical Sequence dancing sessions for children only at the Richard Whiteley Theatre.
Classes cost £3.50 and the 12-1pm slot will cater for 3-6 year olds, the 1-2pm slot will cater for 7-11 year olds and the 2-3pm slot is for 12+.
Partners are not necessary and parents are invited to stay and observe if they wish.
Ballroom dancing is an ideal way for children to socialise and make friends as well as to learn poise, balance, flexibility and develop stamina, a range of motion and self esteem.
For details of these classes and adult classes in the area contact 01729 840118 or 07857 532511
After a year’s hibernation in an old wheelie bin at the back of a garage 1000 ducks emerged on Boxing Day
to take part in Holme Village Beck Duck Race.
So popular and competitive has this annual race become that a further 200 ducks joined them at the starting line making 1200 in all.
Recent rainfall had been such that the beck level was fairly high and the flow was fast enough for consideration being given to either fitting the ducks with skis or offering them surfboards.
However, artificial aids had to be ruled out and with no more than their little legs to help them they left the starting line in Lonsdale Square at precisely 2pm heading for the Church Gardens, under the Memorial, alongside the Parish Hall, under Taylors garage and after a swift left turn at Ducketts yard on through the twists and turns of Moss Lane to the finish by the railway bridge. First duck home in a record time of 11min 31 sec was number 615 which won £100 for Kerry Fowles, second was No 227 and £50 for Mike Fell, third was Number Two and £25 for Mark Ashburn, fourth was Number 57 and £15 for Joyce McKim, fifth was Number 377 and £10 for John Hayton and the next five ducks each won £5 for Charlotte Hayton, Lynda Poss, Jan Dawson, Kay Smith and Jan Dawson again.
Thanks go to all who sold tickets and to all who bought them as well as to the lads who followed them down the beck and those who caught them at the finish.
More thank you’s to Pam and Tom Baxter who allow the organisers to operate the whole proceedings from The Smithy Inn and to the many parishioners who with, family and friends, turned out to follow the race and urge their particular duck to swim faster.
Starting on Sunday, January 5, all morning worship services at Holy Trinity Church will start at 9.15 am.
The next meeting of Holme WI will be on January 7 with
Margaret Watson speaking on the subject of “Hats”
The Age UK South Lakeland gentle exercise classes restart on Wednesday, January 8 from 11am until 12 noon in the Parish Hall in Holme, near Carnforth..
There will be a darts and dominoes knockout competition at the Crown Hotel, Horton on the January 11, commencing at 7.30.pm. The event is held in memory of Paul Dunkley. Everyone welcome.
The NSPCC late night shopping was a success and raised £370 in total, the raffle making £230.83.
A reminder that the Christmas exhibition in the Gallery on the Green will run until January 18 and this year features a truly communal effort in a knitted version of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’. The windows of the phone box will feature panels from the Flag maker’s 12 Days of Christmas collection and there will be the usual children’s treats.
Following its Christmas break the community choir will start its singing sessions again on Monday, January 13 from 1pm to 3pm in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle. New members are very welcome. For more information ring 01729 823777 or visit the website http://www.settlevoices.org.uk/.
Churches together in Settle and District are hosting a holiday club at St John’s Church Hall on January 2 entitled “Shine”.
This is a free activity for 5-11 year olds and will run from 10-3. Please bring along a packed lunch. Contact 07931 511652 for details.
Churches together in Settle and District are hosting a holiday club at St John’s Church Hall on January 2 entitled “Shine”. This is a free activity for 5-11 year olds and will run from 10-3. Please bring along a packed lunch. Contact 07931 511652 for details.
The next showing by TRAMPS will take place at Victoria Hall on January 29 at 7.45. The film will be La Source des Femmes which tells of how a group of Moroccan women take drastic action to persuade their husbands to lay a pipe line to solve a water crisis.
Scottish Country Dance sessions take place every Thursday evening at St John’s Hall between 7.30-9.30pm. New members are always welcome and there is no need to bring a partner. Sessions cost £4 and there is a discount if a term is paid in advance. For details contact 015242 41451.