Here are a few of the previous talks and activities that the Hub has hosted in recent months.
Spring 2018 Programme
19th March – International Day of Happiness – Find out more
26th March – Nick Folkard talks to us about his life in cycling – Find out more
2nd April – Easter Egg Hunt with activities for all ages – Find out more
9th April – Mindfulness – Find out more
16th April – Viv Bolton, dance instructor, gives us a taste of her Village Hall classes – Find out more
23 April – Get help with your iPad or iPhone, with our expert Tim Mallett – bring along your iPad or iPhone and have your questions answered about Photos, web browsing, email and more – Find out more
30 April – Dave Wilson, a keen and knowledgeable birdwatcher, will come along for a round table chat about birds in our local area.
7th May – Join us for a friendly Bank Holiday get-together.
14th May – Guide Dogs for the Blind – Judy Shaw, who is registered blind, and her guide dog will come to this Hub session, to give us a little insight into this special relationship – Find out more
21st May – Plant your own hanging baskets! We will have plants, compost, baskets and the necessary tools and knowledge to create your very own baskets to take home, nurture and enjoy. (Cost: To cover our costs, we suggest £5 for those who bring their own basket and £7.50 for those who would like us to provide one). Please let us know if you are interested via a message to our Facebook page or call Ray on 01423 358939 so we have enough materials for all! Find out more
28th May – Relax and focus with colouring in for grown-ups.
Summer 2018 Programme
4th June – relax and de-stress with John Phelps, Consultant Healer – Find out more
11th June – Friendship at the Hub.
18th June – North Yorkshire police will do a presentation on the subject of ‘Fraud in the Community’. With more and more active fraudsters targeting vulnerable people in rural areas, we will hear about the new methods they use to obtain information about us to get our money and valuable items, so we can keep ourselves safe – Find out more
25th June – Alistair Taylor will talk to us about ‘Gardening for Nature’ and Butterflies – Find out more
23rd July – Local resident Bob Cooling talks to us about his litter picks around Tockwith (he will lead two community litter picks later in the week, which everyone is welcome to join – see below)
30th July – Learn about Orb Community Arts, a Knaresborough charity improving mental health through creativity and volunteering
6th August – Angela Hall will be joining us from the Church in Tockwith to talk about their work with St Dorcas Orphanage in Kenya.
13th August – Discover more about the Second World War Experience Centre, an archive of WW2 memories based at Thorpe Arch
20th August – Outdoor and indoor games
27th August – Bank Holiday Pop-Up Book Group! Join us for a one-off opportunity for a light-hearted discussion (or heated debate!) on ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ by Emma Healey, an award-winning psychological thriller (being turned into a BBC1 drama next year). Collect your copy from the Hub on 30th July or from 20 Westfield Road between 25th July-10th August (arrange pick-up via 07766132028 or message the Hub on Facebook). A great session for those who cannot normally attend the Hub due to work commitments.
Additional Summer events:
Wednesday 18th July – The Hub presents: Domestic Fraud Prevention with North Yorkshire Police https://www.facebook.com/events/2241715759384659/
Wednesday 18th July, 25th July, 1st August & 8th August – Bowls Evenings https://www.facebook.com/events/2212835432336247/
Thursday 26th July & Saturday 28th July – Tockwith Community Hub Litter Pick https://www.facebook.com/events/227551131401476/
Autumn 2018 Programme
3rd September – Mike Greatorex will be giving us a talk about researching your family history.
ALSO collect your Hub Book Group book ‘Good Behaviour’ by Molly Keane, to be discussed at the Hub on 1st October. (It’s a razor-sharp social comedy about the Anglo-Irish in the 1930s). Anyone can get involved, and there is no ongoing commitment to sign up to if you just want to join as a one-off – if you can’t collect the book on 3rd Sept, just contact us to arrange pick-up/delivery on another day 📚
10th September – Friendship at the Hub
17th September – Dennis Brickles is coming to speak to us about Amnesty International Harrogate and Knaresborough
24th September – Friendship at the Hub
1st October – Hub Book Group – those who have read the book will have a light-hearted discussion on ‘Good Behaviour’ by Molly Keane. (The Hub continues as normal for those who aren’t joining in with the Book Group, with tea and biscuits and friendly chat!)
ALSO collect the next Hub Book Group book ‘This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor’ by Adam Kay, to be discussed at the Hub on 12th November (By degrees hilarious and painfully honest, this is a no-holds barred account of one junior doctor’s time on the frontline of the NHS)
8th October – ‘Show and Tell’ – Bring an historic/sentimental object to talk about with the group if you wish.
15th October – Friendship at the Hub
22nd October – Local charity Autism Angels talk to us about their fascinating work with children and families with equine facilitated coaching and other animals, supporting the development of life skills through caring for the animals.
29th October – Pumpkin (and orange playdoh) Carving! Suggested donation of a pound for this event, where you’ll get a pumpkin and we’ll have the tools and inspiration to help you create a masterpiece to display on your doorstep this Halloween! All ages welcome, as always (this takes place during half-term week) – there’s orange playdoh carving for those too little for knives!
Winter 2018/19 Programme
5th November – Mrs George at Tockwith Primary School will tell us all about the colony of honey bees kept at the School and how the children get involved in beekeeping. ***If you would like to go to this talk, please meet at the School at 10.30am, NOT the Village Hall!*** The normal Hub session with tea and biccies will still take place at the Village Hall 10am-12noon for those who don’t want to go up to the School.
12th November – Hub Book Group – those who have read the book will have a light-hearted discussion on ‘This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor’ by Adam Kay. (The Hub continues as normal for those who aren’t joining in with the Book Group, with hot drinks and friendly chat).
19th November – ‘Eco Christmas’ activity – make Christmas cards from recycled materials! We will provide all the crafty materials you’ll need for an eco-conscious card (from The Cone Exchange – a charity in Knaresborough that collects waste from local businesses to sell and reuse). Plus we’ll have step-by-step instructions so you can create beautiful Christmas cards during this session. Free, no booking, all ages.
Also, pick up the next Hub Book Group book – The Wonder by Emma Donaghue (or get in touch to collect at another time). We will discuss it on 17th Dec.
26th November – learn about the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the fantastic work they do and what local people are doing to raise money for this worthy charity.
*** Extra Event – 1st December – join us for a Village Litter Pick on Saturday, we will provide the equipment needed to tidy our village together, as we start the festive period. More info here. ***
3rd December – ‘Eco Christmas’ activity – make reusable gift wrap for your Christmas presents! We will provide the fabric, thread, ribbon, sewing machine and lots of help to make simple fabric bags to put your presents into this Christmas. You can reuse it for any gift-giving occasion or encourage the receiver to, so we can avoid single-use wrapping paper (did you know that paper with glitter in, and metallic/foil paper, cannot be recycled?). Free, no booking, all ages.
10th December – we have a normal Hub session running 10am-12noon, with hot drinks, biscuits and friendly local people to get to know. At 12.30pm we celebrate the festive season with a Christmas Lunch at the Spotted Ox! Anyone is welcome, newbies or regulars, young or old! Please book in with Ray on email@example.com (£8.95 Turkey toast dinner. £2 deposit to Ray, balance on the day). More info here.
17th December – there is no specific activity/talk planned, so come along to enjoy friendship, chit-chat and indoor games at this informal Hub session. Those who have read the Book Group book will have a light-hearted discussion about it during the session.
24th December – ‘Twas the night before Christmas….. Despite his busy schedule, Santa will be stopping by at the Christmas Eve Hub session, between 10am and 12noon! Come along to the Village Hall to meet him, and receive a little (healthy) gift and a carrot for Rudolph – open to all ages, free, but please let us know on this Facebook event if you plan to come so Santa brings enough gifts for all!
31st December – Happy New Year from the Hub! We will celebrate 2018 at the final Hub session of the year.
7th January – Christmas Chocolate Exchange – don’t throw your least favourite choccies in the bin – bring them in for others to enjoy, and you might find some that are more to your taste! Fingers crossed for a Malteser Teaser! As always, we’ll be having a cup of tea and friendly chat with anyone who wants to come along – no membership, no cost, no pressure!
14th January – We hear from Debbie Wild, who set up and runs local business Kinoko, producing a new low sugar non-alcoholic kombucha drink with made from Asian inspiration and Yorkshire ingredients – right here in Tockwith! Come along to support your local independent businesses!
21st January – Normal Hub session – join us for a cuppa and a friendly natter. Those who have read ‘The Wonder’ can join in with the Hub Book group discussion, and also pick up our next book ‘Four Mums in a Boat’, about four Yorkshire women who took on an extraordinary challenge, which we will discuss in late February.
28th January – Indoor Games! Thanks to a grant from The Greggs Foundation, the Hub has been able to purchase several indoor games which can be played equally by both disabled and able-bodied participants. We will try them out during this session, so come along to have a go and let your competitive side out! Giving encouragement from the sidelines is also fine if you don’t want to join in! Tea and biccies available as always. No cost or booking needed. (We are also running a series of three Indoor Sports Evenings on Sunday 3, 10, 17 February, see below for more info).
4th February – Tockwith local Mair Pugh will be talking to us about St Leonard’s Hospice and what she does to fundraise for this local cause.
11th February – with a Tea Dance taking place at the Village Hall on 14th, Lois and Nick Folkard will teach us three dances to get us in the dancing mood! (Participation not mandatory!). We’ll also have the usual tea and biccies. (Find out more about the Tea Dance here)
18th February – we are running a normal Hub session, all are welcome to come along for a tea, biccie and friendly chat!
25th February – a normal Hub session today, all welcome, and those who have read the Book Group book ‘Four Mums in a Boat’ will discuss it during the session. You can also pick up a copy of The Girl On The Train, a psychological thriller novel by Paula Hawkins, to read in time for the next discussion on 25th March.
Take a look at our current programme of Hub talks and activities here.