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Welcome To The What's On Guide

The What's On Guide is one of the most comprehensive listings for charities and non profit making events.

Read on for events happening over the next 10 days, or post your own for totally free publicity! Remember, if it's on our website, our presenters will be telling the whole of the county about your event. Please check your entry for typing errors and make sure all the information is accurate.


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Festive Shopping Event
WorcNet - local womens business networking group, Festive Shopping event to raise funds for local cancer support group Bosom Friends

On: 6.30pm Wed 26th Nov 2014
Until: 8.30pm Wed 26th Nov 2014
Address: St Andrews Church Hall, Newmarket Street SKIPTON North Yorkshire, BD23 2JE
Website: http://www.bebosomfriends.org.uk
Fund Raising Dinner for Harrogate Homeless Project
3 Course Meal to raise donations and awareness to support Harrogate Homeless Project - mainly to cover the No Second Night Out service provided.

On: 19.00 Wed 26th Nov 2014
Address: St Marks Church, Leeds Road. Harrogate
Website: http://www.harrogate-homeless-project.org.uk
Nominate a charity to win 3d balloon sculpture's from Butterfingers for your chosen charity!
Butterfinger's would love to donate a set of balloontastic 3d Balloon sculptures to a local charity for their Christmas celebrations....we are looking for nominations now so just tell us your favourite charity now! You can read all about it on our Facebook page, please read the pinned post!

On: now! Thu 20th Nov 2014
Until: 5pm Fri 28th Nov 2014
Address: 52 Chatsworth Road Harrogate HG1 5HS
Website: http://www.butterfingers.co.uk/
Get a Light and Get a Life - Cycle Safety Promotion
Be Seen Be Safe on your bicycle.
Now the days are shorter many people, including schoolchildren are forced to ride their bikes when it is dark going to or from work or school. It is illegal to ride a bike in the hours of darkness without front and rear lights. Car drivers have a hard enough job seeing cyclists in busy traffic without increasing the risk further. Don't make yourself an unseen target - Get a Light and Get a Life.
Get along to the Big Red Bike Company next to the Odeon in Harrogate where, for the next two weeks they are offering a 10 % discount on all bike lights in store which they will also fit for free. They are also offering free advice on fitting lights and reflectives to your bike and to yourself and on the steps you can take to keep safe when riding after dark.
Sets of lights start from £15 a pair (before discount)
It's Better to be Seen than Sorry.

On: Sat 22nd Nov 2014
Until: Sat 6th Dec 2014
Address: Big Red Bike Co, 1-2 Odeon Buildings, East Parade, Harrogate HG1 5LB
Website: http://www.bigredbike.co.uk
Harrogate Charity Christmas Card Shop

The Harrogate Charity Christmas Card Shop, which has been running for close to 40 years, is now open for 2014 Christmas cards. Thanks to the continuing generosity of James Brindley of 29 James Street, Harrogate, who are again providing free space in their store, the Card Shop will run until Sunday 14th December.
The Card Shop is run entirely by volunteers, so, coupled with the provision of space for which no charge is made, this means that the full retail value of the cards sold is returned to the charities represented. All profits from the sales of these cards go towards supporting these worthwhile causes. Over the years, it is calculated that well over £1.1 million has been raised for the participating charities.
This year, the following national and local charities will be selling their cards:-
• British Heart Foundation
• The Carers’ Resource
• Guide Dogs
• Harrogate Hospital and Community Friends
• Henshaw’s Society for Blind People
• HFT (The Home Farm Trust)
• Horticap
• Marie Curie Cancer Care
• Martin House Hospice
• Open Arms Malawi
• The Parkinson’s Society
• Talking Newspapers
• The British Thyroid Foundation
• Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Please come and support us and send a charity Christmas card this year. You will find us on the top floor of the Harrogate store. Full details of where to find James Brindley can be found on their website, www.jamesbrindley.com.

On: Fri 24th Oct 2014
Until: Sun 14th Dec 2014
Address: James Brindley, 29 James Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QY
Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
Visit our showroom up until we close for Christmas and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or orange juice and a mince pie with us

On: 09.00 Mon 17th Nov 2014
Until: 17.00 Thu 18th Dec 2014
Address: Units 1&2 Beech Avenue Business Park, Beech Avenue, HG2 8DS
Website: http://www.charmsbathrooms.co.uk
A Town at War
Read a selection of fascinating letters, sent home from Harrogate men serving in the war, which reveal the conditions that they were struggling with in the trenches and provide an insight into the combat and dangers they faced.

Find out more about three local Victoria Cross winners, the highest military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy: Harrogate man Donald Bell killed at the Battle of Somme in 1916 and also the first professional footballer to enlist when the First World War broke out, Charles Hull (from Harrogate), and Archie White (from Boroughbridge).

Learn more about Betty Stephenson, who at the age of 19 left Harrogate to go and work in an YMCA canteen for the soldiers in France and Grand Duchess George of Russia who funded four hospitals in Harrogate during the First World War and also worked in them herself nursing the wounded soldiers.

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday 10.30am - 5pm
Sundays 2pm - 5pm

Adult - £3.95
Concession/NUS - £2.85
Child - £2.30
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £11

On: 10.30am Sat 26th Jul 2014
Until: 17.00pm Wed 31st Dec 2014
Address: The Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY
Website: http://www.facebook.com/HarrogateMuseum
Dressed to Kill - Costumes from Agatha Christie film and TV dramas
Relive the mystery and intrigue of Agatha Christie's thrillers with an evocative selection of costumes created for film and television, on show at Harrogate’s Royal Pump Room Museum.

From Hercule Poirot’s dapper suit and the gloriously glamorous silk gown of a passenger on the Orient Express to Miss Marple’s sensible tweeds, each costume brings to life an aspect of Agatha Christie’s enduringly popular characters.

Dressed to Kill celebrates the famous author and the beautiful outfits inspired by her novels.

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 5pm
Sunday 2pm-5pm

Admission: £3.95 adults, £2.30 children, £2.85 concessions.

On: 10.30am Sat 18th Oct 2014
Until: 5.00pm Wed 31st Dec 2014
Address: The Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2RY
Website: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/royalpumproommuseum
Sparkle for Saint Michael's
Banish the bah-humbugs and help raise funds for your local hospice this November and December.
Sparkle for Saint Michael's is the perfect opportunity to get into the seasonal spirit with a festive fundraiser at work, home or school. It's fun, it's simple, and you will be helping to make this Christmas extra special for families living with terminal illness and bereavement in your community.

Give Mary Berry's mince pies a run for their money with a brrr-illiant bake sale. From Christmas cookies to spiced puds and pastries, it's easy as pie to raise funds in the office, classroom or at home with friends and family.

Wrap up warm and don your jazziest jingle bell jumper or statement Santa suit for Winter Onesie Wednesday, or get ready for the party season with a glittertastic office manicure session.

Whether you're a traditionalist who likes a tried and tested tombola, or a money-raising maverick setting your sights on a sprout scoffing contest, Sparkle for Saint Michael's this November and December and have bags of fun whilst making a big difference here in the Harrogate district.

Let us know what you've got planned by giving us a call or sending us a tweet @mysaintmichaels - we can't wait to see what yule do!

Tel: 01423 879687

On: Thu 13th Nov 2014
Until: Wed 31st Dec 2014
Address: Various
Website: http://www.justgiving.com/Sparkle-4-Saint-Michaels
Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War
Frank Brangwyn was an outstanding poster artist of the First World War. A restored set of his powerful large-scale war posters is on show at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate until January 2015. These images offer both a unique social insight into the propaganda of the period as well as reflecting the artist’s personal concerns.

This is the first time that the posters, all lithographs that have recently been cleaned and restored, have been displayed by Harrogate Arts and Museums. The posters were donated to the gallery by Harrogate artist and printmaker Oliver Pemsel and the exhibition is curated by Brangwyn expert Dr Elizabeth Horner.

Gallery opening times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00 - 17.00, Sundays 14.00 - 17.00.

On: 10.00 Tue 24th Jun 2014
Until: 17.00 Sun 18th Jan 2015
Address: The Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA
Website: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/mercerartgallery
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