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Bilton news – January 4

Happy New Year: I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and hope that the Christmas season has been everything you wished for.

Bilton and Woodfield Community Library: is starting a new junior scrabble club on Friday, January 26, 4-5pm for 7-11 year olds. The children must be accompanied by an adult who is welcome to join in or browse the books, read the newspaper or relax with a coffee. Numbers are limited so please telephone the library on 01423 564630 to book places. These sessions will take place on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. The adult scrabble club sessions are on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 2pm. Admission £1. The library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre.

Radio York Scarf Collection: because of its phenomenal success the closing date has been extended to 15th January so, carry on knitting those scarves which are to be given to vulnerable people through various charities. The scarves can be left at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library in the receptacle provided.

Tagg House Ladies: starts again tomorrow Friday, January 5 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane at 2.15pm with a New Year Miscellany of entertainment. Entrance £1.50 includes refreshments. Visitors welcome. The following meeting is a belated Christmas lunch at Ascot House Hotel. For a copy of the new programme telephone 01423 508771.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, January 7 Holy Communion is at 8am and 11am. At 9.30am is an all-age service. At St Luke’s Holy Communion is at 10.30am. Next week, morning prayer takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, January 10 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.

Bingo: fans have plenty of options in the locality. On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month there are fun sessions at Bilton Community Centre, 2pm, admission 30p bingo books 50p. At Dene Park Community Centre sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday 1-4pm, admission 30p with bingo books extra. Bilton Working Mens Club offers bingo every Wednesday and Saturday noon-3pm, entrance is free with just bingo books to pay for.

Knox WI: starts the year with a talk on Jane Austin by Catherine Carter on Monday, January 8 at Dene Park Community Centre 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, there is a small charge. The new, exciting programme is now available, telephone 01423 564986 for more details.

Bilton Area Methodist Lunch Club: next takes place on Tuesday, January 9. This is a good opportunity to enjoy a really good lunch for £4. To find out more or book a place telephone Averil Makinson on 01423 506600. The church is on Skipton Road with the main entrance and car park at the rear off Bar Place.

Wesley Guild: at Bilton Area Methodist Church has a members’ poetry evening on Tuesday, January 9 at 7.30pm. For more information telephone 505237

Bilton Men’s Forum: on Tuesday, January 9 at Bilton Community Centre David Davies is to give an illustrated talk “The Time of Your Life 1945-1964” Admission £2. Free tea is served from 2pm, the speaker starts at 2.30pm.

Bilton Ladies Forum: Joanne Trigg and Mike Stead are to give a presentation on Nordic walking on Tuesday, January 9 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm. The new programme is out now, telephone 01423 545511 for a copy.

Yoga: at Bilton Community Centre on Monday evenings 7.30pm and Thursday mornings 10.15am. For further information telephone Rachel MacLennan-Jones on 07896 772889

Aladdin: is the fantastic new production brought to you by St John’s and St Luke’s. Tickets are now on sale for the pantomime which takes place in St John’s Church on Thursday and Friday, February 1 and 2 at 7pm. Tickets include interval refreshments and are £8 adults, under 16s £5. They can be obtained from the Church Office Monday-Friday 9am-12.30pm or telephone 01423 565129

Bilton Children’s Centre: on Woodfield Road has issued its comprehensive programme of activities and events from January to April. To find out more visit http://www.nyfamilies.info or call 01609 533483, email fis.information@northyorks.gov.uk or text 07624 802425

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