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Cottingham Ladies Circle
Wednesday 26th April - East Yorkshire Council - Talk and Demonstration, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday Social Club
Wednesday 26th April - Phillip Walker - You Couldn’t Make It Up, in the small hall at the Darby & Joan Hall, at 2.00 p.m.

Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate
Friday 28th April - Free Film Night - 6.40 for 7pm. Refreshments including ices on sale.

St Michael’s Church, Skidby
Friday 28th April - 10.30am to 12 noon, coffee morning. Come join us of coffee, home made cakes and a friendly chat. All proceeds towards the upkeep of the church.

The Back Care Group
Tuesday 2nd May - Talk by Heidi from the St. John’s Ambulance on Basic First Aid. First Tuesday in the month - Everyone welcome. Refreshments available. Raffle. The Back Care Group meet at the Boulevard Village Hall (near St. Wilfreds Catholic Church),  from 1.30 pm. Membership is £5 per annum or  £7.50p for a couple.

Haltemprice Art Group
   Tuesday 2nd May - Drawing Trees
   Tuesday 9th May - Annual General Meeting
Meetings take place at the Cottingham High School, Harland Way, in the Art Room on the first floor, 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 3rd May - Liz Shepherd - Carnegie Heritage Centre, in the St. Mary’s Church Hall, Hallgate, starting at 2.00 pm.

East Yorkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society
Thursday 4th May - at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall, North Bar Within, Beverley. Jill Tompkinson - Lavender and Pink.  Entry: £4 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Further information from Lois Scott 01482 494276.

East Riding County Choir
Saturday 6th May - In celebration of their 60th Anniversary, the East Riding County Choir will be performing Verdi’s Requiem in Beverley Minster at 7.30 pm.  Directed by Colin Wright, accompanied by the East Riding Symphonia, the choir will be joined by the Beverley Chamber Choir in what promises to be a fabulous choral event. Tickets from 1st April: Beverley Tourist Information Centre, 34 Butcher Row, Beverley, HU17 0AB. T: (01482) 391672. Or online www.eastridingcountychoir.org. Prices £17.50 and £10 (accompanied children 16 and under free)

Swanland Show Plant Sale
Saturday 6th May - Plant sale at 24 West End, Swanland. From 9.00 am to 12 noon. We will have a range of bedding plants, shrubs, pot plants, cakes, vegetable seedlings and assorted perennials all at bargain prices.  This plant sale will go towards funding the village show on Sat 9th September. please see our web site swanlandshow.org for further details.

Friends of Little Weighton School
Saturday 6th May - Car Boot Sale from 9.00 am (set up from 8.00 am), at the Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Little Weighton HU20 3XE. Breakfast sandwiches and refreshments on sale. £5.00 for pre-paid cars or £6.00 on the day. If you would like to pre-book or get further details, please call 07884 412950 or email. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Cottingham Catholic Women’s League
Monday 8th May - Open Meeting in the Garden Room, Holy Cross RC Church, Carrington Avenue, Cottingham at 7.30 p.m.

Cottingham Women’s Institute
Tuesday 9th May - WI Resolutions followed by Bumper Bring and Buy Sales Table, at 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate, Cottingham.

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Wednesday 10th May - Outing to Burnby Hall.

Cottingham Live Acoustic Music Club
Cottingham live is one of the most progressive live music clubs in the area with all acoustic music being welcome.
Meeting each Wednesday at 8.00 pm at the Back Room in Cottingham. – see the website for details
The majority of nights are reserved for local performers to strut there stuff. At least once a month some of the best guest artist are invited to perform
   10th May Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies
   31st May The Hut People
Details on www.cottingham-live.co.uk

Beverley Film Society
Thursday 11th May 2017 – Victoria (2015) Cert 15 Drama/Thriller/Crime (Germany) Director: Sebastian Schipper. A young Spanish woman, recently moved to Berlin, finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out reveals a dangerous secret. Filmed in real time in one take. International Film Festival winner. Meetings are held at the Parkway Cinema Beverley. All films start at 7.30 pm on the 2nd THURSDAY of the month (doors open 7.00 pm). Membership fee: £15 for whole season of 10 films. PLUS: Tickets £3.00 per film (Members) £6.50 (Guests). For more information www.beverleyfilmsociety.org.uk

Cottingham Green Women’s Institute Evenings
Thursday 11th May - Janet Smart for fundraiser for Thuso Lesotho. Competition: Holiday Souvenir. Meetings held in the Darby and Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham, at 7.30 p.m., second Thursday of each month.

Thursday 11th May - AGM - David Horner - Wish Granting, at 2.00 pm in the hall at the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street.

East Yorkshire Embroidery Club
Saturday 13th May - Katie Chaplin - Japan Crafts, in the Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street, at 2.30 pm. Members £1.50; Visitors £2.50. Includes coffee and biscuits.

North Ferriby Gardeners’ Club
Saturday 13th May - (Annual) Plant Sale, in the Village Hall, starting at 10.00 am to 12 noon.

Wold Lace Makers
Saturday 13th May - Lace Meeting and Workshop on Kumihimo (Japanese Braid) at 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, in the Marist Hall, Church and Parish House, 119 Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2DH. Members £1.50; Non-Members £4.00; Everyone welcome. Disable Access.

Old Brewhouse Folk Club
Sunday 14th May - Club meets at the King William Pub, Hallgate, every second Sunday of the month between 7.00 pm. and 10.00 pm. We support acoustic music ranging from R&B and C&W to Folk. Come along and try this friendly group.

East Yorkshire Woodturners.
Tuesday May 16th - 6.45 pm: Demonstration by  professional woodturner, Tony Wilson, from Wakefield. Meetings are every third Tuesday each month at Skidby Village Hall. Visitors are welcome, whether woodturners, or just interested. £3.50 on the door. For further information please contact David Taylor, Secretary, 876702. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hull and East Riding New Stitchers (H.E.N.S.)
Tuesday 16th May - Workshop: - Unfinished Items, at the Newland Christian Centre, St. Johns Newland Church, Clough Road, Hull. Meeting start at 7.15 pm on Tuesday evenings. New members and visitors are always welcome. Free Parking. Further details from Jean Ellis on 01482 845415 or www.hullandeastridingnewstitchers.weebly.com .

Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild
Wednesday 17th May - Janet Smart - Fundraiser for Thuso Lesotho, at 7.30 pm in the Darby & Joan (Small Hall), Finkle Street.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 17th May - Alan Deighton - Memories of Count Adolph de Weisdinsky, in the St. Mary’s Church Hall, Hallgate, starting at 2.00 pm.

Beverley & East Riding Croquet Club
Wednesday 17 May -  2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. Join us on the lawns at Rowley Manor, near Little Weighton, HU20 3XR for a FREE introduction to association croquet. Equipment provided, no previous experience necessary. Flat shoes are the only requirement. To book your place contact the club secretary on 0777 277 8232. www.beverleycroquet.org.uk

The Hull group of the Macular Society
Friday 19th May - Are meeting at HERIB Beverley Road Hull 10.30 am until 12.15 pm with guest speakers Gill Jordan and Linda Thelwell from Total Estate Planning giving information on investments will planning making arrangements for the future. Anyone living with central sight loss is very welcome to join the group we offer help and advice about the local Macular society. For more information contact Clive Skinner on 01482 656714.

Inland Waterways Association
Friday 19th May - The Coast and Waterways of Western Australia presented by Andrew Brett. From 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate. All welcome.

Arterian Singers
Saturday 20th May - “If you would like to attend a jaunty up-lifting concert, and support a local choir at the same time, then look no further! We are having our Spring concert at 7.30 pm. in the Cottingham Methodist Church; the music is a mixture of folk songs, sea shanties and songs from the shows. Admission is £5, to include refreshments (Accompanied children under 16 free)”

Skidby Branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association
Saturday 20th May - The Skidby branch of The Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association are joining with KickStart a charity supporting teenagers and young adults with cancer to hold a fund raising Coffee Time from 10.00am to 1.00pm  in the Skidby Village Hall.  Refreshments will be served and there will be a cake stall, book stall and tombola.  Come and enjoy coffee (or tea) and cake and support a good cause.

Friends of Thwaite Gardens
Sunday 21st May - The Friends of Thwaite Gardens Open Day is taking place at Thwaite Gardens, Thwaite Street, Cottingham on Sunday 21st May, 11am to 4pm.  Explore the extensive gardens, join a tree trail, enjoy tea and cakes, plant stall and tombola. Admission is free for members on production of membership card. £3 for non-members (under 16’s, free accompanied by an adult).

East Riding Flower Club
Monday 22nd May - A floral demonstration entitled “This is Me” by Vanessa Wellock of Ilkley, at the Willerby Manor Hotel in the Pavilion Suite, at 2.00 pm. There will also be a plant stall. Visitors £5.00 at the door. Enquiries to Judith Robinson 01482 876279.

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Wednesday 24th May - Mrs. J. Harrison - The Work of the Red Cross, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday Social Club
Wednesday 24th May - Quiz, in the small hall at the Darby & Joan Hall, at 2.00 p.m.

St Michael’s church, Skidby
Friday 26th May - 10.30 am to 12 noon, coffee morning in the church. Come and join us for our monthly coffee morning and enjoy coffee, home made cakes and friendly chat. All proceeds towards the upkeep of the church.

National Vegetable Society, East Yorkshire District Association
Monday 29th May - David Allison, FNVS - Fuschias for Everyone. We meet at The Beverley Conservative Club, Wylies Road, Beverley, commencing at 7.30pm. A light supper is served.   Raffle.  Fees at £2 per meeting. A pay car park is available with fees redeemed when purchasing from the bar.

St. Mary’s Church Tower Tours
Monday 29th May -  Tower Tour, St Mary’s Church, Cottingham. at 11.00 am. To book, contact Ian on 01482 848041.

East Yorkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society
Thursday 1st June - at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall, North Bar Within, Beverley. Bob Brown ‘So Many Plants, So Little Space. Plants for sale.  Entry: £4 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Further information from Lois Scott 01482 494276.

Skidby Village Hall
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June - 44th Annual Art Exhibition Weekend 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, in the Village Hall, Main Street.

Beverley & East Riding Croquet Club
Sunday 4th June - Invites you to celebrate National Croquet Day on Sunday 4 June, between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm. This free event is open to all who may be interested in trying an afternoon of croquet. Come to the Norwood recreation ground in Beverley (HU17 9HT) to learn the basics of this intriguing game. Wear flat shoes, all other equipment provided. Details at www.beverleycroquet.org.uk or contact the club secretary on 0777 277 8232.

Swanland Heritage Centre
Sunday 4th June - The Heritage Centre is holding a Table Top Sale from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday 4 June in Swanland Village Hall. The cost of admission will be 50p and refreshments will be on sale. Having a table for £5 provides a good opportunity for people to realise cash from those things which are cluttering their home, toys the children no longer use, a hobby making crafts or pictures etc. If you would like a table contact Yvonne Dumsday 634863, Roz Jordan Jackson 631844 or Janet Barnes 633286 (all 01482).

The Cottingham Bowling Club
The Bowling Club meets daily at the Bowling Green, situated on Hull Road, by the Thwaite Street roundabout. Social bowling is held outdoors in the summer months and indoors in the winter months. The club has recently acquired a new indoor bowling mat and the replaced mat, which is in reasonable condition, is available free of charge to anyone willing to collect it from the club. The mat is 6ft x 40ft (six foot x 40 foot). Club competitions and social gatherings form an important part of the Club’s activities. New members are always welcome. Further information can be obtained from Trevor Holborn 849647. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hull Folk Dance Club
Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 pm; Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle St. Cottingham. Enjoy a free tea/coffee and biscuits and get to know the members. Come alone or bring a friend for light exercise in a friendly environment.  All dances are walked through before being set to music. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome. Your first visit is free. A garden party is being held at 82 Finkle Street on Saturday the 10th June from 2.00 pm to approx 5.00 pm, entry £1 which includes a drink and cake. There will also be stalls, and dancing which visitors can watch or join in. All are welcome . More information from Keith Alexander 01482 509751 or Jan Gray 01482 840367. www.folkdance.me

Kirk Ella & Willerby Short Mat Bowls Club
St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, Beverley Road, Kirk Ella, HU10 7QA, (opposite the Police Station). Sessions on Mondays & Thursdays 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. NEW MEMBERS VERY WELCOME! Fun, social short mat bowls club with a tea and biscuit break! £3 per session, FREE first session. Club woods available to use, just bring clean flat–soled footwear. Come along to any future session and give it a try!  (aim to arrive around 1.45 pm so we can source bowls for you) For more information contact Ian/Brenda on 01482 650157 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
If you think you may have a problem with alcohol which is costing you more than money, and want to stop drinking, you will be most welcome at the meeting at Cottingham Methodist Church (side entrance), every Friday night at 8pm. For more information call 01482-830083. Free-Confidential-Advice

ALANON Meetings
Thursday evenings at Holy Cross Church, Carrington Ave Cottingham HU16 4DU. The meetings start at 7.30 pm until 9.00pm every Thursday evening, it is an open meeting for relatives or friends of the alcoholics and who are being severely affected by someone else’s alcoholism. This fellowship is an International one, there are  no .dues or fees for joining all new comers will be told that they will remain strictly anonymous and anything they share at the meeting would not be discussed elsewhere . Any further information on 01482 508231

Alternative Aquatics
Alternative Aquatics is a local charity and self-help group. We provide gentle exercise and relaxation for people with back pain and associated mobility problems, in wonderful warm water and a friendly atmosphere. We meet on Thursdays at 5-6 pm during term time, at the hydrotherapy pool at Frederick Holmes School on Inglemire Lane, Hull, and the cost is £39 per school term. We have a few places available so if you would like more information, or would like to come along for a free trial session, ring Karen on 01482 807072 or Ann on 572011.

St. Mary’s Church, Cottingham
St. Mary’s Coffee Shop is open daily Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 12 noon, in the Mark Kirby Hall (behind the Church) Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate all 60p (including biscuits). Please come and help us with our jigsaw puzzle. A warm welcome ensured.

AgeUK East Riding
First Friday in the month from 10.00 am. to 11.30 am., call in to Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate, Cottingham for free information and advice on a wide range of issues. Ask about our befriending service, now available for Cottingham residents and other services available. Tea and Coffee available. Telephone 01482 869181 for further details.

Cottingham Rangers AFC
Cottingham Rangers AFC was founded in 1972 and is one of the biggest football clubs in the area. We have a total of 28 teams (17 Boy’s teams at under 8 to under 18 level, 4 Girl’s teams at under 10, 12 and 14 level, 2 Men’s teams, 2 Veterans teams and 3 Ability Counts teams), as well as an academy for 4 to 7 year olds and a Walking Football section for those of a more senior age!  For more information please contact the Club Secretary, Dean Banyard on 01482 840924 or visit our website www.cottinghamrangers.co.uk

Zion United Reformed Church, Hallgate
Every Thursday morning, term time. From 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Tea and Coffee are available and there is a book stall. It all takes place in the Church Hall, situated at the back of the Church, access by a passage at the side of the Church.

Play Badminton
On Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings at Cottingham High School, 8.00 pm until 9.30 pm during term time. Get Fit, Have Fun! £2.50 Adults; Students £1.00 per evening. For more information telephone Telephone Fiona/Steve on 01482 870906.

Fitmums & Friends Run, Walk
The club meets at the Blue Kangaroo, Finkle Street, Cottingham on Monday’s 9.30 am (term time only) and at  Cottingham Sports Centre KGV Pavilion, Wednesdays 7.00 pm; Fridays 6.15 pm. Suitable for men & women of all abilities.  www.fitmums.org.uk

Cottingham Bridge Club
Every Friday evening at the Darby and Joan Hall. Duplicate Bridge, for more information telephone 845873.

The Alzheimers Society
Hold a memory café for people with dementia and their carers, family and friends at the Holy Cross Church, Carrington Ave in Cottingham. It is held on the second Tuesday of the month at 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm. For any further information please contact The Hull and East Riding Alzheimers Society on Tel 01482 211255.

Cottingham Cricket Club
‘The club provides cricketing activities and games for boys and girls from the age of 6. We run 4 Saturday sides, and teams at U9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 and also Girls Teams. All new players of any ability are welcome. Training starts in January with Indoor Nets at Sirius Academy North for all age groups and Seniors on Wednesday evenings 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm and at Cottingham High School (Sports Hall), (tennis ball/kwick cricket ball) for ages 6-15, on Saturdays 12.30 pm till 2.30 pm till Easter. Summer training for Juniors is Friday evenings and Seniors is on a Wednesday. For more information and details contact Rob Rhodes on 842215. Or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Calligraphy, Quilling and Folk Art classes
Held during term times in Swanland on Wednesday afternoons; in Woodmansey on Thursday evenings and in Hessle on Friday mornings. Contact Jane Jenkins 01482 843721 for details.

The Cottingham Whist Club
Every Wednesday 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, in the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham. All welcome. For further information tel. 843253 - 07531 762593 or 473042.

Hull and East Yorkshire Happiness Group
Everyone could do with a bit extra Happiness in their life. To find out how, join us for lots of laughter, the company of diverse but like-minded people (and cake) at Pearl’s Place on Hallgate, Cottingham on the SECOND Thursday each month at 6pm to 8.00 pm. No Charge. Contact: Pam 07966 091513 heyhappinessgroup.weebly.com

Cottingham Food Bank
The Cottingham Food Bank will be open every Wednesday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and Saturdays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Zion and Newland United Reformed Church, Hallgate. Basic foods will be provided for a small donation to people who can demonstrate that they live in the area. Further information can be obtained by telephoning 845920.

Scottish Country Dance Club
We meet on Mondays in Arlington Hall, Cottingham, 7.30pm - 10.00 pm.  Everyone is welcome, beginners (for the first hour) and dancers with experience.  It’s a fun night with an RSCDS qualified teacher. For more information phone Lynne Brooks 840301 or Joyce Cochrane 871790. Your first night is free so come along and have a go!

Loudhailer Acoustic
All welcome to Loudhailer Acoustic,  a friendly welcoming all acoustic open mic night of music and spoken word, with a great attentive audience. Expect a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality song writing and some familiar classics from a host of different performers. The Back Room in Cottingham on the first Thursday of every month. Doors are 7.00 p.m. music at 7.30 p.m.  £2 entry. For more information visit http://loudhailer.net/loudhailer-acoustic-nights/

Humberside Steppers Square Dance Club
We meet at the Marist Social Hall, 119 Cottingham Road, Hull on a Thursday evening from 7.30 pm. and are hoping to recruit some new members to our fun activity!! Everyone is welcome and get the first two weeks free entry. Please email Philip on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

Hull Zingari
Hull Zingari Cricket Club (est 1896) will be holding indoor net sessions for junior and senior players and new players will be made very welcome.
JUNIORS  Haltemprice Sports Centre, Springfield Way, Anlaby. 10 Sundays 6pm - 8pm starting February 12. £4 a session. Fully qualified ECB coaches in attendance. Hard ball and softball. Equipment can be provided. Ring Steve on 447568 to book a place.
SENIORS Hymers College Sports Hall,Hymers Avenue,Hull. 9 Fridays 6.30pm - 8.30pm starting January 27. 3 sides playing weekend cricket in the York and District Senior Cricket League. Excellent playing and social facilities. If you are new to the area or looking to play in a higher grade of cricket then contact Ron Biggs (Hon Sec) on 571205 for details of how to join the City’s  longest established cricket club. www.hullzingari.play-cricket.com and on facebook and twitter

The Back Care Group
First Tuesday in the month - Everyone welcome. Refreshments available. Raffle. The Back Care Group meet at the Boulevard Village Hall (near St. Wilfreds Catholic Church),  from 1.30pm. Membership is £5 per annum or  £7.50p for a couple.

East Yorkshire Climbing and Mountaineering Club
To all climbers, mountaineers and hillwalkers in the Hull and East Yorks area - We are a friendly club based in Hull and East Yorks area. The climbers meet at Rock City in Hull every Tuesday evening in the winter and outdoors in the summer. We have monthly weekend meets to the Dales, Lake District and Scotland. All abilities are welcome to come and try us out. We have just launched our new website and are currently recruiting new members. Check us out at www.eycmc.org and our meet up site is www.meetup.com/East-Yorkshire-Climbing-Mountaineering-Club/

The deadline for entries in the June 2017 “What’s On” section, is the 19th May.
















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