Some Social Event News…..

Our Social officers – Clare Rogers and Natalie Hale – are pleased to announced two social events for later in the year.

Spice up your life…
The first is a club curry night at the Spice Merchants in Knaresborough on Saturday 21st October. Full details regarding menu options, etc. will be available next week but for now get the date in your diaries!

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way…..
The second event is the Striders Christmas party! Yes we are only in August but with the recent weather making it feel more like winter it seems like the appropriate moment to announce the date…..which is Saturday 16th December.

The club has provisionally booked 60 places (with the opportunity to book more if higher interest is shown) at the Festive Fever party at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate. The cost is £29.00 which includes a welcome drink, a three course meal, tea/coffee, mince pies and a DJ spinning the xmas tunes until late into the night.

If you would like to attend, please email Clare ( and provide a deposit (preferably in cash) of £10 per person by the end of the Striders session on Tuesday 22nd August. As it is the summer holiday season, we understand some members may not be in attendance at the club on or before the 22nd to provide a deposit and therefore a bank transfer option will be available BUT please advise Clare of this requirement via email first so payments can be tracked. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE. The balance for the meal will be due by October.

Menu options are below. If you know what you want now, please let Clare know when you email stating you are attending but if not, you will be required to make a final choice by the end of October.

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup With Sage Cream

Ham Hock Terrine with Piccalilli

Feta, Black Olive Sun Dried Tomato with Bruschetta and Chilli Oil Dressing

Traditional Roast Turkey, Chipolata, Herb and Onion Stuffing

Braised Pave of Beef, Baby Onions, Red wine Jus

Cod Loin, Bubble & Squeak, Tomato and Basil Sauce (V)

Classic Cheese and Onion Pie, Sweet Red Pepper Sauce (V)

Christmas Pudding with a Brandy Sauce
Chocolate Torte with Cherry and Vanilla Compote

Pear Poached in Mulled Wine with a Citrus Sorbet

Freshly-Brewed Tea or Coffee and Mince Pies

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