THIRSK Community Care Association is challenging residents to challenge for the title of the best baker in town. Cakes entered into the contest will be on display at Thirsk Town Hall annexe from 11am on November 3, with prizes awarded at 12.15pm. All the cakes will be auctioned to raise money for the association. Entry, costs £2.50 per cake, and £1.50 for under 16s and can be paid on the day.

FESTIVE SALE: A Christmas card sale and coffee morning will be held at Finghall Methodist Church on Saturday, October 26, from 10am to 1pm.

DANCE NIGHT: An autumn ceilidh and pie and peas supper will be held at St Oswald’s Church, Sowerby on Friday, (October 18), from 7pm. For tickets, costing £7 for adults and £2 for children, visit White Rose Books. For details, call 01845-574983.

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CLASSICAL SHOW: The Prince Bishops Brass quintet will perform Bach, Gershwin and Berstein at St Oswald’s Church, Sowerby, on Saturday, (October 19), from 7.30pm. For tickets, costing £12, visit White Rose Books or

MOVIE TIMES: The Ritz Cinema in Thirsk will screen motoring racing drama Rush (15), from Friday (October 18) to Thursday (October 24), at 7.30pm. For details, call 01845-524751 or visit

CRAFTS FOCUS: An antiques, crafts and collectors fair will be held on Saturday, (October 19), from 9.30am to 3.30pm, at Thirsk Auction Mart. For details, call 01642-711036 or visit

ADVENTURE MOVIES: The Ritz Cinema will screen a range of short adventure films as part of a movie festival that celebrates pushing mind and body to the limits, on Sunday (October 20), from 2pm. For details, visit or call 01845-524751.

ACOUSTIC GIG: Boss Caine and Holly Taymar will play acoustic country-blues at The Old Courthouse, Thirsk, tonight, from 7.30pm. For tickets, costing £10, call 01845 526536 or visit

COMEDY DATE: Comedian Roisin Conaty, who has appeared as a panel member on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You, will perform at Thirsk Town Hall on Wednesday, November 27, from 8pm. To book tickets, costing £12, visit or call 01845-526536. All proceeds will fund Rural Arts’ charitable activities.