Appleby Training & Heritage Centre are offering the following courses in July
Date Course Time Weeks
08/07/17 Collage, Frottage and Assemblage 10.00-16.00 1
First Aid courses are also available. Contact Reception on 017683 53350 or website www.applebyheritagecentre.org
`A Sure Start Children's Centre' - Kirkby Stephen Children's Centre, Kirkby Stephen Local Links, Vicarage Lane, Kirkby Stephen
0-4 years play
Tuesdays 1.30 - 3.00pm 19th April - 28th June
Family Links Nurture Programme
Tuesdays 2nd May - 18th July
Healthy Child Clinics
Thursday 1st & 3rd week of the month, 9.30-11.30am
For more information and to book please contact the Children's Centre on 01768 899901 to discuss how we may be able to support you and your child to fully access and enjoy our activities
Sunday 18th June to end September - Jurassic Jubilee - Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen
Children of Kirkby Stephen and surrounding villages have been creating brightly coloured dinosaurs and murals in workshops with artist Sarah Hicks. These will be hidden in the woods of this nature reserve for local families and visitors to find throughout the summer months.
Project inspiration by Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome and Kirkby Stephen Community Arts.
Part funding by Cumbria Community Foundation.
Also to look out for in Kirkby Stephen this summer................
Silver Street Gardens have been yard bombed with knitted flowers.
Boots have been planted by children with vegetables, herbs and salad crops to welcome walkers and have been dotted around the town alongside the usual spectacular floral arrangements.
Pick up a historic town trail leaflet from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre or download http://www.walkeden.org/Things-to-do.aspx and discover the back alleys of the Conservation Area where history stands still.
The Kirkby Stephen Family Adventure 3K Trail has lots to look out for along the route plus a long list of free and inexpensive family activities to keep everyone entertained whatever the weather. The trail starts at an old fashioned sweet shop and finishes at one of two play parks. Free leaflet from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre or downloadhttp://www.walkeden.org/Things-to-do.aspx
There is a new display of Saxon stones in the Kirkby Stephen Parish Church, Cathedral of the Dales alongside the world renown Viking Loki Stone.
Add in the art galleries and antique shops to complete the picture.
This Summer at Lowther Castle and Gardens............
The story of Lowther exhibition is now open. The Story covers from 1150 to present day. It's a visual and original production with a splash of humour, some stunning items and plenty of wit. From viking hogback tombs to the original Lowther Park imparkment seal (dating from 1283) through most of the family's unrivalled collection of silver, the exhibition includes many stunning items previously unseen. These include the bracelet given by Kaiser Wilhelm II to Gracie Lonsdale when he visited in 1895.
Bear Hunt School Holidays - This summer holidays we are making our very own bear-garden. Follow our specially laid bear-trail and find the sleeping grizzly. Free with admission.
Archery School Holidays - The bow and arrow have been in use since 10,000 BC. Come and pit your wits against the targets in the Castle's Countess Garden. Dates to be confirmed.
Porsche car club 23rd July - The Porsche car club are visiting and will make a display of Porsches, old and new. Not to be missed. Free with admission.
Tuesday 4th July - Westmorland Dales Archaelology and Heritage Projects - 6.30 to 8pm - Market Hall, Orton
- Archaeological surveys and excavations
- Boundary walls and small-scale landscape features
- Traditional farm buildings
- Monuments at risk
Summer Holidays at Rheged.............
Summer Art Club - Sat 1st July, 10am
Dinosaur Encounter - Daily Wed 12th July to 3rd Sept
Make Your Own Wooden Catapult or Sword with Woodstone Learning - Mon 24th July to Fri 25th August, Mon - Fri, every half hour 10.30am to 3.30pm
Bushcraft - Improve Your Archery Skills - Mon 24th July, 7th Aug, 21st Aug 11am
Bushcraft - Learn Firelighting - Mon 24th July, 7th Aug, 21st Aug 12pm
Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossil with Woodstone Learning - Mon 24th July to Fri 25th August, Mon - Fri, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Make Your Own Clay Dinosaur with Woodstone Learning - Mon 24th July to Fri 25th August, Mon - Fri, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
Bushcraft - Campfire Cooking - Mon 24th July, 7th Aug, 21st Aug 2pm
Bushcraft - Improve Your Archery Skills - Mon 24th July, 7th Aug, 21st Aug 3pm
Animated Dinosaurs and Green Screen Workshop with Sheryl Jenkins - Tues 25th July 10am
Stop Motion Dinosaurs with Sheryl Jenkins - Tues 25th July 1pm
Spy Academy - Wed 26th July, Thurs 3rd Aug, Thurs 17th Aug 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Dinosaur Hats with Artventurers - Friday 28th July 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Professor Pumperickel's Mind Bending Magic Show - Fri 28th July, Thurs 24th Aug, 11.30am, 2.30pm
Monday 3rd July - Evergreen Hall, Penrith 7pm `Longer growing season, more wet & dry spells, less cloud cover, more pests....'
A talk by Dr Ross Cameron, co-author of the new Royal Horticultural Society report Gardening in a Changing Climate. Find out what it means for your garden, how you can adapt & how your garden could help to prevent climate change.
You're also welcome to attend our formal AGM at 6pm.
Wednesday 5th July 2017 - Repair Café - Kirkby Stephen Local Links
Kirkby Stephen starts Cumbria’s first Repair Café
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Bin it? No way! Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Good Neighbours Scheme are organising Cumbria’s first Repair Café in Kirkby Stephen Local Links on Wednesday 5 July at 2pm.
At Kirkby Stephen Local Links, on Wednesday 5 July everything is about making repairs. Starting from 2pm and ending at 4pm various volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge. Tools and materials will also be on hand. People visiting the Repair Café will bring along their broken items from home. Toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, toys, crockery... anything that is broken is welcome.
Repair café dates: Wed 3 May 2-4pm Wed 7 June 2-4pm Wed 5 July 2-4pm
Wednesday July 5th & 12th - Meditation Classes with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chosang
How to transform your life - Wake up Smiling
Friends Meeting House, 48A High Street, Kirkby Stephen 7.30 - 9.00 pm. £5 per class
Contact 01229 584029 or manjushri.org
Thursday 13th July 2017 - Mini Stompers - 1.00-3.00 pm - Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen
Mini Stompers is a monthly gathering for two hours of woodland fun for 0-5 year olds and their parents, friends or carers. Prepare to get muddy!
£3.50 per person (under 1s go free) - what are you paying for? Two experienced practitioners, use of their amazing kit, two hours of fun and a cup of tea!
Saturday 15th July - Brough Farmers' Market - Memorial Hall, Brough
9.30am to 2pm. 3rd Saturday, each month. No admission charge.
At the height of Summer, the range of foods on sale cannot be bettered. Buy lamb, beef, pork, vennison, fish, poultry, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, vegetables, photography, jewellery and much much more, from our regular stalls.
Enquiries - Jane 01768 480069
Saturday 15th July 2017 - Penrith on a Plate - Penrith Town Centre
10am to 5pm. Free entry. Part of Eden Food & Farming Festival. Includes:
- Celebrity chef John Crouch
- Tasty Tunes
- Bumper food and artisan market
- Farm to Fork Roadshow
- Street entertainers
With more events and activities throughout festival week. Visit www.edenfoodfestival.org
Monday 17th July 2017 - Soup and Puddings £6 - The Masonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen
12pm to 1.30pm
Funds in aid of Kirkby Stephen Parish Church. All again very welcome to this most sociable of occasions
Thursday 20th July - "School's Out!" the mini eden Summer Event and late opening - 11 Market Street, Kirkby Stephen
Discover gorgeous clothes and fun gifts at pocket money prices! For all you boys' n' gals aged 0-13!
- complimentary `mini' Pimms on arrival (`grown up' Piimms also available)
- balloon modelling with Astral Circus from 2.30pm until "the balloons run out" (1 free balloon model for every customer)
2pm to 6pm. www.loveminieden.co.uk
Saturday 22nd July 2017 - Penrith Show - The Show Field, Brougham Hall Farm, Brougham, Penrith, CA10 2DE
From 8.00am. Adults £12, Children £4, Concessions £8, Family £28. Early bird discount for tickets bought by 19th July. Free parking and free park and ride from Penrith town centre.
The Penrith Agricultural Society held the first Penrith Show in 1834. Since then this annual celebration is held on the 4th Saturday in July each year, with this show on 22nd July.
The show has gathered much momentum in recent years. With a wide spectrum of competition classes for farm livestock, arable, horses, rabbits, poultry, show jumping, industrial and horticulture, to a host of trade stands, food hall and rural crafts marquee.
All this and the tremendous variation of main ring attractions provide entertainment for all the family and friends. A great day out whatever your age!
Saturday 22nd July - Dales Young Rangers - We Dig Up Bainbridge....again
We go back to Bainbridge to help dig some more and hopefully see what has been found . Anorther chance to go back and see what happens after an artefact has been unearthed.
Meet: 9.30 am at The People's Hall, Sedbergh or 10.00 am at Yorkshire Dales National Park Office in Bainbridge.
Finish: 1.30 pm at Yorkshire Dales National Park Office in Bainbridge and return 2.00pm to The People's Hall, Sedbergh
Saturday 22nd July - Afternoon Tea - Murton Institute
2.00pm to 4.00pm. Adults £6 Children £3 - proceeds to Blood Bikes and Murton Institute
Offers of homemade cakes, scones or biscuits will be appreciated. Gluten free food will be available.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July 2017 - Relay for Life Eden Valley on behalf of Cancer Research UK Join us to beat cancer sooner.
Appleby Grammar School, Battlebarrow, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6XU
What is Relay for Life?
Relay for life is a year-round team fundraising challenge organised by a dedicated volunteer committee bringing communities together to beat cancer. Teams of friends and family sign up to enter and fundraise for life-saving cancer research, then join a 24-hour celebration showing that together we are stronger than cancer.
Why not get together with family and friends and start a team to support Eden Vally Cancer Research UK?
Are you a local group, e.g. Scouts, Guides, Sports team who would like to enter, have fun and help beat cancer sooner?
Are you a cancer survivor, you are invited to join Relay For Life as a Guest of Honour.
Sunday 23rd July - The Eden Piano Trio - St. Theobald's Church, Great Musgrave
Music and Readings for a Summer's Evening. Andy Glanville - Piano, Sheila Morbey - Violin, Chris Carter - Cello. With Julie Golding - narrator.
5.00pm. £5 - includes "Wine and a Bite"
Monday 24th July - Summer Stomp - 11.00 am - 4.00 pm Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen
A chance for ages 6+ to turn off the screens and go wild for a day! With a few tarps, a fire wok, some basic tools and crafting kit, we play, explore and make new friends in our local woodland.
£30 per child - what are you paying for? Two experienced practitioners, use of their amazing kit, five hours of wild play and snacks (please bring a packed lunch).
Tuesday 25th July - Dales Young Rangers - Himalayan Balsam Bashing in Sedbergh
To celebrate National Park week and the summer holidays we will be having a mass Himalayan Balsam Bash in and around Sedbergh. Bring your family and friends as we try to eliminate this non-native invasive species.
Meet: 10.00 am at The People's Hall, Sedbergh
Finish: 1.30 pm at The People's Hall, Sedbergh
Wednesday 26th July - Franks Bridge, Kirkby Stephen - Wild Wednesday - Children's event held by Yorkshire Dales National Park
11.30 am to 3.00 pm. Free drop in for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds - all you need to bring with you is an adult for any tricky stuff, shoes you can paddle in and a towel (as long as the river isn't in flood!).
July 28/29/30th - Potfest in the Park - Hutton-in-the-Forest, Near Penrith
Meet and buy from 100 selected ceramic artists from all over the UK, mainland Europe and beyond in the beautiful gardens and grounds of Hutton-in-the-Forest near Penrith in the Lake District. Visit the walled garden, walk the topiary terraces, stroll the woodland walk. Be inspired...be intrigued...be amazed at what is now recognised as one of Europe's premier ceramic festivals in the beautiful grounds of Hutton-in-the-Forest in Cumbria. Bring your family and friends...make a day of it!
Open times for the Park 10am to 5pm. Adults £6.50. accompanied children free. Ample free parking. Refreshments on site. Dogs on lead welcome. CA11 9TH for satnav users.
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July - `The Red Wyvern Society - Bringing back life to the fascinating social history of the Late Middle Ages, through re-enactment of the highest standard' - Appleby Castle, Appleby
- Demonstrations of military life.
- An authentic encampment including medieval people of all walks of life.
- Public are encouraged to be involved as far as practiceable in the events by being able to talk to the re-enactors, and to view and handle reproduction weapons and other objects.
Sunday 30th July 2017 - Westmorland Dales Day, Kirkby Stephen
9.00am to 4.30pm
Kirkby Stephen is nestled in the heart of one of Britain's most scenic regions and the Northern Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town is a perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the English countryside and enjoy the great outdoors. Kirkby Stephen will be a hive of activities for you all to enjoy. Organised walks, runs, cycles, art, craft, music and more.
TO RECOGNISE THIS WE WOULD LIKE YOU ALL TO JOIN US FOR THE WESTMORLAND DALES DAY.
Breakfast: 9am to 11.30am, The Masonic Hall. Keep your energy levels up with breakfast buns, teas and coffees. Catering by Nateby and Wharton WI.
Motoring Memories: from 9am. Take a trip down memory lane and admire a display of vintage cars and motorbikes on and around the Market Square, thanks to the Morris Minor Owner's Club, Martin Bell of MHB Motorcycles and Krusty's Bike Barn.
Artisan & Craft Market: 11am to 4pm. Enjoy a local arts and crafts market and exhibition in Kirkby Stephen Parish Church, the `Cathedral of the Dales'. Craft activities available for children.
Celebrate our Great Outdoors: From 11am. Find out more about the local and national organisations working across the dales, with stalls on the Church Green. Owl display from the Owl Sanctuary Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, Barrow in Furness.
Kirkby Stephen Silver Band - 1.30pm - 2.30pm Church Green
Westmorland Clog Dancers - 2.30pm The Cloisters
Afternoon Tea - 1.30pm to 4.30pm, The Masonic Hall. Relax and recover with sumptuous afternoon tea. Catering by Nateby and Wharton WI.
Cumbria Classic Coach Tours - 1.30pm (booking essential) Join us on a coach ride through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, on one of Cumbria Classic Coaches beautiful Vintage Vehicles. Followed by afternoon tea at the Masonic Hall. Cost: £10 (coach trip only: £5), under 12s free on the coach, £3 for afternoon tea.
Running - Westmorland Dales Fun Run 11am - 8 miles, 11am 4.5 miles. A choice of two routes will take you on a scenic journey along rural tracks and through undulating countryside, offering an inside view of the wonderful Westmorland Dales and links to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Junior Fun Run - 2.30pm. Supported by the Howgill Harriers. Registration from 10am on the Church Green.
Walk 1 - Smardale Gill Nature Reserve 14.00 to 16.30
Exploring geology and landscape with Cumbria Wildlife Trust - easy.
Walk 2 - Hartley circular walk 10.00 to 15.00ish 9km (5.5 miles) with 300m ascent - medium
A new circular walk on John Strutt Foundation nature reserve land in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome and Trust members, looking at botany and wildlife in the varying habitats
Walk 3 - Kirkby Stephen history through time 14.00 - 1.5 hours
A leisurely walk around Kirkby Stephen Conservation Area exploring the alleys and streets from the Anglo-Saxons to the 20th century.
Meet Upper Eden Visitor Centre, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QN. Walk can be adjusted for wheelchair users. Donations welcome.