AMBULANCE FUNDRAISER: Alverton Singers will perform at All Saints' Church, Northallerton, today (Saturday, December 8), at 7.30pm, to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. For tickets, which cost £8, email

CHORAL CELEBRATION: Belles Cantos will perform a celebration of Christmas in words and music at Sowerby Methodist Church tomorrow (December 9) at 7.30pm to raise funds for Holy Rood House Centre of Health and Pastoral Care. Tickets, costing £7 for adults and £3 for children, including refreshments, are available from White Rose Books, Thirsk, or on the door.

DANCE NIGHT: Sowerby Parochial Hall will host a sequence dancing evening with raffle to raise funds for Arthritis Research today (Saturday, December 8), from 7.30pm to 11pm. Visitors are invited to take their own food and/or drinks contribution to a pooled supper. Entry costs £3. For details, call 01845 523743.

FESTIVE EVENT: North Stainley, near Ripon, is holding its first Christmas Fayre in the village hall today, (December 8), from 10am to 12.30pm. It will feature a selection of local handmade crafts, jewellery, food and festive wreaths.

VEHICLE SECURITY: Police are offering free catalytic converter security marking as part of a metal theft crackdown, today, (Saturday, December 8) from 10am to noon, at the Kwik-fit depot in Brompton Road, Northallerton.

RUGBY REUNION: Former Northallerton RUFC players are being urged to attend a reunion to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the club winning the Yorkshire Silver Trophy, today (Saturday, December 8), at 1pm.

SEASONAL FAIR: A Christmas craft and gift fair featuring 70 stalls will be held at the Golden Lion, High Street, Northallerton, on Wednesday (December 12), from 10am to 4pm. Entry costs £2 and includes a mince pie and tea.

VOCAL SHOW: Northallerton Male Voice Choir conducted by Arthur Berwick and accompanied by Catherine Woods, will stage its Christmas concert at Hambleton Forum, Northallerton, next Saturday, (December 15) at 3pm and 7.30pm. Easington Colliery Silver Band will also perform. For tickets, costing £7 to £9, visit Greensleeves music shop, Northallerton.

FESTIVE CONCERT: Northallerton Silver Band will perform its Christmas concert at the Hambleton Forum, Northallerton, on Wednesday, (December 12), at 7.30pm, with guests the Evergreen Singers. Tickets cost £6 and are available from Greensleeves, Central Arcade, or by calling 01609-777272.

RIVERSIDE RAMBLE: Northallerton Ramblers will stage a Teesdale Way walk around Stockton-on-Tees on Thursday (December 13). Meet at Preton Park car park at 10am for a nine-mile riverside walk. For details, call 01642-711114.