Who's a busy bee? You could be!
This week's random dip into the print edition of What's On Richmond pulled out activities which don't appear in the online version: the Regular Events. Oh, goody - lots of new stuff, and these entries are mainly for local residents.
If DIY music is your thing, you're spoiled for choice. The Station Singers have no fewer than three choirs (richmondstationsingers.co.uk) - one of them must surely suit you. Musicality is another choir, this one for women only (07849 490472). Northern Youth Voices is for your musical youngsters (07789 071425), and the Georgian Theatre Royal runs a Musical Theatre class for young people who particularly enjoy singing and dancing (georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk). Richmondshire Choral Society (richchoral.org.uk) is for those who like their music big, and particularly needs sopranos, tenors and basses. Richmond Folk Club meets weekly at the Black Lion, and pulls in singers, musicians, and anyone who is just passing by (07753 476732). Richmondshire Orchestra performs three concerts a year, and welcomes new members (richmondshireorchestra.org.uk).
If you've got any free evenings left, why not relax with Richmond Scrabble Club, which meets weekly in the Buck Inn and welcomes drop-in visitors at all levels and none (richmondscrabble.weebly.com). Or Richmond Garden Club (richmondgardenclub.co.uk), with monthly get-togethers and talks for those wanting a change from mud under their fingernails. Or the North Yorkshire Wine Society (nyws.org.uk), which meets each month for a gurgle or two at the Cricket Club.
Got your energy back? Richmond Swimming Pool is refurbished, reopened, and recommended highly for its Swim Academy and Waterbabes activities (rltrust.org.uk). Swaledale Outdoor Club offers canoeing, caving, climbing, cycling and more (swaledaleoutdoorclub.org.uk), and hosts the Swaledale Runners, who have outings of 3-7 miles for all abilities (swaledalerunners.co.uk). If you aren't in such a hurry, or don't like luridly patterned tights, Richmondshire Ramblers (richmondshireramblers.org.uk) and Ramblers Wellbeing Walks (07710 739192) run guided walks for the able and the less able.
Phew... Why not print off this list - stick it to your fridge, and take up some new activities this year. Or give a copy to a friend who's at a loose end, or someone you know who's recently moved to Richmondshire. With so much on, there's no reason to be bored in this wonderful town.
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