October 12th 12.30pm Lunch at Istanbul, Victoria Avenue (opposite the Waitrose car park exit)
Nothing too hot and spicy, and reasonably priced. Belly dancing & plate-smashing optional!
12 for 12.30 pm as usual. To reserve a place contact Suzanne Marsland 01423 560384
Congratulations to u3a on its 30th anniversary – unfortunately festivities were curtailed by the pandemic. Open meetings are starting again on the last Friday of the month at the Wesley Centre. On Friday October 29th the talk will be given by Richard Taylor of the Ripon Civic Society entitled ‘No Rest for the Wicked’. Coffee/tea will be served at 10.30, followed by the talk at 11.15am.
Anyone who is no longer in full-time employment is very welcome to join u3a. Please look at the website : u3asites.org.uk>Harrogate for further details and membership application forms . These are also available in The Library. For any enquiries about membership please use the dedicated line 07715 429 249 .
On Sunday 3rd October 2021, you can join in a free online one-hour Silver Swans® adult ballet class, specially designed for the over 55s. This event is part of the annual Silver Sunday celebrations, supported by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, and is a day in the national calendar celebrating older people and their contribution to society.
The free online Silver Sunday event is hosted using Zoom and is suitable for absolute beginners – plus there is no upper age limit. As it is online, there is no limit on location as anyone from the UK (or the world!) can join in. After the hour-long class, all participants can make a cup of tea and join in an informal chat with all the Silver Sunday Silver Swans® attendees. The classes are open to anyone (male or female) – no previous dance experience necessary. Continue reading
Tuesday September 14th at 12.30pm Lunch at The Dower House in Knaresborough
Suzanne has arranged for the Lunch Club members to meet at the Dower House at Bond End, Knaresborough. This has been a popular venue in the past and there is space to meet inside and out, depending on the weather. ‘Newly under the helm of Victoria Vasallo Storm restaurant is fast becoming a must visit on the Yorkshire dining scene’. If you would like to reserve a place for yourself (and a friend?), please contact Suzanne Marland by telephone 01423 560384 or e-mail: email@example.com Closing date for bookings is August 30th.
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This event is one of few the Yorkshire showground has been able to hold this year due to covid restrictions. Santa’s grotto will be open to groups of up to 6 people and will be staffed by Santa’s elves in a covid-secure manner.
The grotto will be open to visitors on December 5th and 6th
The will be no publicised ceremony for the switch-on, in order to avoid crowds forming. Harrogate Business Improvement District (Harrogate BID) is encouraging people to go and enjoy the lights, but to observe social distancing. This is a new display with colour changing lights.
The annual bonfire and firework display on the Stray has been cancelled due to the current pandemic restrictions. This would have been the 50th anniversary of the event, which will now be postponed until 2021. Each year the event, organised by Harrogate District Round Table, raises money for charities and local groups.