Slingsby Cabinet Maker’s Open Workshop

Sunday 27th May, 1 – 5 pm, Orchard Cottage, Railway Street, Slingsby.

John Apps will open his workshop in aid of the Church Restoration fund.

Entrance £2.50 (including tea/coffee and home-made cake).

Visit a working craftsman

Demonstrations of marquetry techniques and chemical staining of wood

Ask John about all your woodworking questions

Competitions and raffle

Look at techniques and equipment

Bingo at Village Hall

Saturday 26th May 2012, 7.15pm, Slingsby Village Hall.   The next Bingo evening will be held on Saturday 26th May at 7.15pm in the village hall in aid of village hall funds.

Christine Crouch

Talk: How to research your home’s history

Tuesday 15th May, 7.30. p.m, Village Hall Committee Room.  Dr Kate Giles, Slingsby’s own resident buildings archaeologist, will talk about how to research and record the history of your own house.  (One of the aims of the Local History Group is for members to research the history of their own houses to build up a community-based record.)  Kate Giles 628739

Slingsby Scarecrow Weekend 2012

Commencing at 12 noon on Saturday, 5th May Scarecrows will be on display around the village raising funds for the Friends of Slingsby School. In recent years over 30 scarecrows have been entered into the annual competition.

Trails are available for £1 from Robin Hood Caravan Park, Tony’s Village Shop and Slingsby School Reading Rooms from 12noon on Saturday 5th May until 4pm on Monday, 7th May.

There will be a prize draw for all those that vote for the winner of the scarecrow competition so you could win a £20 voucher just for voting for your favourite scarecrow.

UPDATE: Check here for the 2013 Scarecrow Trail in Slingsby

Diamond Jubilee Planning meeting 17 May

Thursday 17 May 7pm, Slingsby Village Hall – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee planning meeting. Contacts: Janet Clarke Tel. 01653 628625 or Christine Crouch Tel. 01653 628470.