A POP-UP sing-along will be held by the clock tower in the Market Place, Thirsk, on Saturday, (October 5), from 11am to noon. Scouts, Beavers and Cubs from Hillside Scout Group will be joined by Beavers and Cubs from Thirsk in performing a range of campfire songs with actions after being challenged by the North Yorkshire Scouts commissioner to undertake scouting activities in public. Knayton group Scout leader Iris de Wet said she hoped shoppers would join in.

CANCER FUNDRAISER: A coffee day to raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research will be held on Wednesday, October 9, from 10am to 3pm, at the Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk. Entry, including coffee and biscuits, costs £1.50.

FORCES APPEAL: A Royal Air Force Association branch has thanked Easingwold Air Training Corps and donors to its recent Wings Appeal collection in Thirsk and Easingwold, which raised £800 for welfare funds. The association, which provides comradeship and welfare support to serving and ex-serving men and women of the Royal Air Force and their families, is inviting anyone interested in joining to call 01845-526898.

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HEARING CLUB: Thirsk Hard of Hearing Club will meet on Tuesday, October 17, at 2pm, at East Thirsk Community Centre for a talk by Dawn Statham about Nepal. For details or for transport, call 01845-537444.

WINTER JABS: Flu vaccination clinics will be held at the Lambert Medical Centre, Thirsk, on Saturday (October 5) and on Saturday, October 12, from 9am to noon. No appointments are necessary for the clinics, which are open to anyone age 65 or over or those considered to be at risk.

QUIZ EVENT: Thirsk Clock will stage a quiz night on Friday, October 11, from 7.30pm at its centre on St James Green, Thirsk. Entry costs £7 per person, for teams of up to six, and includes a cottage pie or vegetarian supper. For tickets, which must be booked in advance, call 01845-524494.

COMEDIANS SHOW: A comedy and curry night will be held at Thirsk Racecourse on Friday, October 11, from 7pm. Three comedians will perform from 8.30pm. For tickets, costing £15, call 0113-287-6387.