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Cottingham Ladies Circle
Wednesday 28th June - AGM and Supper, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday Social Club
Wednesday 28th June - Asquith Cowen - The Ye Olde White Hart, in the small hall at the Darby & Joan Hall, at 2.00 p.m.

National Vegetable Society,  East Yorkshire District Association
Thursday 29th June - Graham Wagstaffe - Allotment Growing. 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.

Cottingham Methodist Church Photography Group
We meet in Cottingham Methodist Church hall
   Tuesday 4th July 2017 - 7.30pm - Programme planning
   Tuesday 18th July 2017 - 6.30pm - Outside visit
   Tuesday 1st August 2017  - 6.30pm - Outside visit
New members welcome. All levels. Contact for further details:- John on 842169 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

East Yorkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society
Thursday 6th July - at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall, North Bar Within, Beverley. Kevin Hughes - ‘Less Common Trees and Shrubs for any Garden’.  TICKETS. Further information from Lois Scott 01482 494276.

East Yorkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society
Thursday 6th July - at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall, North Bar Within, Beverley. Kevin Hughes - ‘Less Common Trees and Shrubs for any Garden’.  TICKETS. Further information from Lois Scott 01482 494276.

The Skidby Branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association
Thursday 6th July - The Skidby Branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association will meet oat 7-30 pm in the Village Hall when Eileen Shone will talk about Wildlife in the Garden. There will also be a plant sale.

Skidby 7th Scarecrow Festival
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July - Scarecrows, stalls, various entertainments and displays, refreshments and grande Tombola at the Village Hall.  Open 10am-5pm, programmes available throughout the Village both days.  Most popular scarecrow to be chosen by public vote.  Registered Charity No 222177.

East Yorkshire Embroidery Society
Saturday 8th July - Rachel Howard “Stitching into Textiles”. Rachel has been a successful practising textile artist and designer since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1992, in the Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street, at 2.15 pm. Members £1.50; Visitors £2.50. Includes coffee and biscuits. www.eyes-embroidery.co.uk

Cottingham Catholic Women’s League
Monday 10th July - Speaker: Catherine Scott - On the theme of Poetry at 50 Plus, in the Garden Room, Holy Cross RC Church, Carrington Avenue, Cottingham at 7.30 p.m.

Cottingham Women’s Institute
Tuesday 11th July - Myers Beck Nursery - A Registered Charity providing opportunities for people who have a learning difficulty or disability. Competition: Flowered theme piece of pottery, at 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate, Cottingham.

Cottingham Singers (Summer Concert)
Wednesday 12th July - The Cottingham Singers Summer Concert will take place on Wednesday 12th July at Bricknell Methodist Church, 7.30pm. They will sing a variety of music including folk songs, madrigals and songs from Phantom of the Opera and from Disney.

Cottingham Green Women’s Institute Evenings
Thursday 13th July - Brenda Stapleton - Collectables. Competition: An Old Sewing Item. Meetings held in the Darby and Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham, at 7.30 p.m., second Thursday of each month.

U3A
Thursday 13th July - Ruth Woodcock - From Copper to Shepherd, at 2.00 pm in the hall at the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street.

Zion URC Hallgate, Cottingham
Saturday 15th July - SUMMER FAIR 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Stalls, Games and a Bouncy Castle. In the Evening a Concert given by Paul Wheater,  “YORKSHIRE’s JIM REEVE’S” Tickets for the concert £7.50 includes cheese and wine from 01482 841585.

Little Weighton Open Gardens
Sunday 16th July, 11.00 am - 4.00 pm.  12 gardens open for charity. £4.00 per adult, accompanied children free.  Refreshments and plant sales at some of the gardens.  Start at any garden displaying a sunflower.  Parking at the Playing Fields and the Joiners yard. HU20 3US.

North Ferriby Gardeners’ Club
Monday 17th July - Local Garden Visit, plus Potato Challenge “Weigh-In”.

East Yorkshire Woodturners.
Tuesday July 18th, 6.45pm: - Demonstration by  noted professional artistic woodturner, Sally Burnett from Staffordshire.  Meetings are every third Tuesday each month at Skidby Village Hall.  Visitors are always 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 18th July - Stitch and Chat, 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 .

Hull and East Riding Antiques and Fine Arts Society
Tuesday 18th July – Caroline Petipher - “The Trials and Tribulations of Van Gogh”. At 10.45 a.m. Willerby Manor Hotel (Pavilion Suite). Non-members welcome. Guest tickets £5.00. For further details please contact Membership Secretary, Margaret Ashley, tel. 01482 657574. 

Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild
Wednesday 19th July - Sheila Dixon - Life Onboard the Titanic, at 7.30 pm in the Darby & Joan (Small Hall), Finkle Street.

Cottingham Women’s Institute
Tuesday 20th July - Afternoon tea at Myers Beck Nursery.

Popular dementia friendly film screenings in the East Riding
Tuesday 20th July - Parkway Cinema in Beverley. The newly established East Riding Dementia Friendly charity is looking to increase participation at the popular dementia friendly film screenings which are held every other month and are organised by local volunteers for people living with dementia, their carer`s and families.
The films that are screened have a real flavour of nostalgia and humour and have included some of the classic comedies for example “Some Like it Hot” and “The Italian Job”.
Simon Foster a trustee and volunteer with the charity said “We had a good turnout in May with over forty people attending and would like to encourage more people along for the July screening which will be “The Time of Their Lives”, a comedy with Joan and Pauline Collins.”
The films are screened at a reduced volume and there are no advertisements or trailers. Increased lighting and additional signage around the cinema add to the comfortable experience. 
“A morning at the Parkway Cinema in Beverley is much more than just watching a film” continued Simon. “We offer free refreshments on arrival and the chat before and after the film turns it in to an enjoyable social event.  Though most people come along from local East Riding care homes there is an increasing number who arrive from home with their family and friends”. 
“The Time of Their Lives” will be screened at 11.15 am on Thursday 20th July. Arrive between 10.30 am and 11 for coffee, tea and biscuits! For further information please contact Simon Foster. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel:  07504107088

Hull Macular Support Group
Friday 21st July 10 30 am until 12 15 pm - At Herib Beverley Road Hull with Nikki Kirk Senior Rehabilitation officer for the dual sensory team with Hull city council, she will be the guest speaker with very interesting information on what you should know living with sight loss For more information contact Clive Skinner 01492 656714.

North Ferriby Gardeners’ Club
Monday 22nd July - Annual Show in the Village Hall, North Ferriby.

East Riding Flower Club
Monday 24th July - Jan Faulkner (Middlesborough), demonstration ‘Just For You’. At the Willerby Manor, Visitors £5 at the door.

Wednesday Social Club
Wednesday 26th July - David Leeson - Mexico and Colorado, in the small hall at the Darby & Joan Hall, at 2.00 p.m.

Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate
Friday 28th July 2017 - Free Film Night - 6.40 for 7pm. Refreshments including ices on sale.

St Michael’s church, Skidby
Friday 28th July 10.30am to 12 noon - coffee morning in the church. Come and join us for our monthly coffee morning and enjoy coffee and home made cakes and friendly chat. All proceeds towards the upkeep of the church.

National Vegetable Society,  East Yorkshire District Association
Monday 31st July - Visit to Hessle Allotments, Boothferry Road, Hessle.


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. 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.

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 variety of Activity Groups and Memory Cafes for people with dementia, their families and carers. For more information please contact the Hull and East Riding Alzheimer’s 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/


Cottingham Methodist Church hall, Hallgate
Card making class held every Monday (Except Bank Holidays) - 1.30pm - 3.30pm. All levels welcome. Contact for further details - Ann on 07932833578.

Arterian Singers
“Would you like to join a friendly group of men and women who enjoy singing? We meet during school term time at the Methodist Church on Hallgate, Cottingham on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. We present three concerts a year; the music ranges from folk songs to songs from the shows to religious works to carols at Christmas. There is no audition, and although it helps it’s not essential to be able to read music. Musical Director is Julian Savory. If you think you might like to join us, why not come along one Tuesday evening? You will be made welcome! (If you would like to contact a choir member first, then please ring Maria or Alan Tel 442758) .


The deadline for entries in the August 2017 “What’s On” section, is the 20th July.