Community news Agbrigg, Bellevue

ST CATHERINE’S CHURCH: Services Sunday, July 24 9am communion, 10.15am communion for all including children’s group. Wednesday, July 27 9.30am communion. Refreshments after each service. Community cafe open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 2.30pm, two-course lunches, snacks and drinks. Free transport for those unable to get there alone. Ring Lisa to book. Pocket Panto present Aladdin and His Magical Lamp, a family pantomime, on Wednesday, August 10 at 1pm at St Catherine’s. Tickets £4 available from church. Other activities taking place from 10am. Representatives from the digital switchover team will be present to offer help or answer questions. Ring Lisa for more information on any of the above.

YOUNG AT HEART GROUP: Young at Heart, a group for over 55s and their guests, meets every Thursday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Agbrigg and Belle Vue Community Centre. Refreshments available.

THE CASTLE CHILDREN’S CENTRE: Wednesdays from August 1 to 31, parent and toddler sessions for children up to four at 9.30am-11.30am; birth to first steps from 1pm to 2.30pm, £1 per familiy. Thursdays, from August 11 to August 25, family fun days for children up to nine, £1 per family, 11am to 2pm. Welcome to bring picnics or snacks will be available on the day. For more information call Alice Bedford on 01924 303212.

SNOOKER CHALLENGE: The second challenger in the snooker merry-go-round, young Danni Aslam lost 4-2 to me on Sunday. The match took place in Saville Town, Dewsbury, (his choice of venue) and was a close encounter. I enjoyed playing Danni and looking forward to taking on someone else from Agbrigg / Belle Vue in the coming few weeks. Hard luck Danni.

APP KI PASAND: Judda meri manzil, judaa teri rahain, milain gi na abb teri meri nighain, mera naam ab apnay hohnton pay lana, na dil ko sitana, mujay bhool jana, meri yaad main tum na ansoo bahana. (Our destination and ways are separate, our eyes will never meet again, please don’t bring my name to your lips again, don’t torture your heart, try to forget me and don’t shed any tears in my memory).

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work.

Javed Iqbal