LIFE DRAWING: Northallerton Life Drawing and Art Group will be meeting on Saturday, May 11 from 10am until 3pm at Northallerton Methodist Church Hall in the cottage room. Non-members will be charged £20 and members £8 and booking is essential. For an application form contact or 07845907756.

CANCER SUPPORT: The Friarage hospital’s breast cancer support group is urging people to support its annual Pink Stall by donating cakes and any unwanted gifts. The fundraising stall will be held in the Town Hall, Northallerton, on Saturday, April 27 from 9am to noon as part of a Charities’ Fayre hosted by Northallerton Rotary Club. Donations can be left at the Scott Suite at the Friarage and will be gratefully received by Breast Cancer Support Northallerton. For more details call support group chairman Val Wilson on 01609-773964.

BOOK NIGHT: Castle Hill Bookshop, Richmond, is celebrating World Book Night on Tuesday, April 23 with a giveaway of 100 books by well-known authors. Books include The Island by Victoria Hislop, The Road Home by Rose Tremain, Little Face by Sophie Hannah and Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? By Jeanette Winterson. There will be wine and nibbles between 6pm and 7.30pm.

LADIES CHOIR: Richmond choir Musicality will be performing a fundraising concert at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, on Monday, April 29 at 7.30pm. The programme includes spirituals, songs from stage and screen, pop classics, and songs by modern choral composers including John Rutter, Howard Goodall and Eric Whitacre. There will also be guest cellist Jeremy Harbottle. Tickets cost £5 to £10, available at the box office on 01748-825252.

SILVER BAND: Northallerton Silver Band is giving a concert, A Night At The Movies, at Hambleton Forum, Northallerton, on Friday, May 17 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 and are available from Greensleeves, in the Central Arcade, Northallerton, or by calling 01609-777272. The event is sponsored by Barclays PLC Northallerton .