CAROL SERVICE: Ripon Salvation Army is hosting its annual community carol service at Allhallowgate Methodist Church on Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm. The concert will feature the band of Leeds Central corps and the Skelldale Singers. There is no entrance charge but a collection will be taken for Parkinson’s UK.

CHRISTMAS FETE: Mount Vale Care Home, in Northallerton, is holding a Christmas fete on December 1, between 1pm and 4pm. There will be face painting, craft stalls, cakes, tombola and children’s entertainment, Santa and a raffle. The care home is currently raising money for a sensory room.

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT: There will be a Christmas volunteer recruitment morning on Wednesday, December 5 in the Upper Room of the Town Hall in Northallerton. The event is being held by Northallerton and District Voluntary Service Association and covers all volunteering opportunities for Northallerton, Bedale and surrounding area. It takes place between 10.30am and 12.30pm.