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Daily until Nov 2019Normal opening HoursBeyond the portrait at Kingston Lacy: We will be telling the stories of four women who have been instrumental in shaping Kingston Lacy across 400 years of the estate’s history. Discover more about the women beyond the portrait Further details on our website.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Monthly from Jan to December10amEstate Walks 2018. Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate on a range of beautiful estate walks throughout the year. Walks take place each month - please see website for dates and details.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Throughout 2019: Every 3rd Monday of the month9.30am-10.30amOut of hours walks: Join our regular group of walkers for a peaceful out of hours walk around the Kingston Lacy parkland. Donations welcome. Sorry no dogs allowed. Walks take place each month - please see website for dates and details.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Every Tue10am - 11amCoffee Morning. Come and Join us for coffee, tea a biscuit and a chat. All Welcome
Held in the Meeting Room at the front of St Michael's Church, Church Hill, Verwood. 01202 813256
Every Tue10am - 12 noonBring your own projects to this NEW craft clubFordingbridge Library. No need to book, just turn up!
Every Thu9.30am-11amKingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive 15 minutes early).Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Every Thu10.30am - 11.30amSing and Sign - baby sign language classesThe Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 1AS. Hannah, ph: 07809 114858, email: hannahstorey@singandsign.co.uk
Every Other Thu2pmKnit and Knatter
Fordingbridge Library , Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ.
2nd Thu each month7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)Panama Hats New Orleans Jazz Band,Jazz Night. Tickets on door £5.00, Licensed Bar, Raffle in aid of Julia's HouseRingwood Meeting House Ringwood BH24 1EY
3rd Thu each month10.30am - 11.30amCoffee Morning. Come and Join us for coffee, tea a biscuit and a chat. All Welcome
All Saints Church, Three Legged Cross. 01202 813256
Every Fri9.30am - 12noonWimborne Country Market - Locally produced cakes, savouries, jams, chutneys, honey, eggs, meat, vegetables, plants, flowers and craftThe Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Every Fri10am - 12noonFriday Friendly Craft Club - Please bring your own materials and equipment and enjoy time with other crafters.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Rd. Ringwood. BH24 1DW
Every Sat10am – 12noonConstruction Club: Come along to play with bricks and make your own creations.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road. BH24 1DW
1st & 3rd Sat of each month10am - 12noonMake new friends doing the crafts you love, please bring your own craft materials & equipment.Ringwood Library - Christchurch Road. BH24 1DW
Until 29 SepMuseum opening hours: 10am – 5pm (Mon - Sat) 12 Noon – 5pm Sun(Until 29 Sep)Major Summer Exhibition - Augustus John: Drawn from Life. The Exhibition looks in detail at his work, particularly in the decades between the two world wars. At his peak, John’s reputation as one of the towering figures in British art was based upon his extraordinary talent, both as a draughtsman and portraitist, as well as his bohemian lifestyle. Normal admission charges apply £8 Adults, £4 Children, Families £20Small Exhibition Gallery, First Floor (access by stairs only). The Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN. www.salisburymuseum.org.uk
Until 26 Aug10am - 4.35pm(Mon-Sat) 1pm - 5pm (Sun)51st Annual Summer Exhibition of Ringwood Art Society. Free entry, parking and wheelchair access
Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk. www.ringwoodartsociety.org
Until 31 AugLibrary hoursSalisbury Group of Artists Summer Exhibition, Recent works by local talented artists, including a visitor participating event to create an ‘Arty Selfies’ installation within Gallery 4. Free Admission.

Salisbury Library, Market Walk, Salisbury SP1 1BL. Info 01722326280 or visit www.salisburygroupofartists.co.uk.
Until 1 Sep10am - 4pmSummer holidays: Start a new adventure this summer holiday. There's lots to do, including a Wild Play trail to explore around the Woodland Walk, and lots of '50 things' activities to try.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
AUGUST2019
Fri 9, 30 Aug10.30am - 12noonBlashford Buggy Walk Join us for a buggy walk around Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. Get outside, get fit and discover the wonderful wildlife living on your doorstep! The site is dog free with buggy friendly paths. We meet on alternate Friday mornings. Suggested cash donation £2. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.No need to book, please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk for further information. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Sat 17 Aug10am - 4pmPamper & Craft Fair - a variety of stalls + a foodcourt + live music - FREE entryGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sat 17 Aug10.30am - 12.30pmFamily Garden Wildlife Safari with Tracy Standish, suitable for children aged 5 - 10. £4.50 per child + £2 per accompanying adult. Email education@knollgardens.co.uk to check availability and book. Knoll Gardens, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, BH24 7ND. Info at www.knollgardensfoundation.org
Sun 18 Aug10am - 4pmA One Day Blues Masterclass for acoustic guitarists, with the famous Rev. Robert, “Master of pre-war Blues”, who will be touring the UK at the time. Coffee & Biscuits will be provided all day. Bring your lunch & guitar (plus bottleneck) & maybe a music stand. It will cost £45, and spaces are limited: so hurry! Godshill Village Hall, Woodgreen Road. SP6 2LL. Contact Derek 01425 650770 or email at hippotrain@btinternet.com.
18 - 19 Aug10.30am on Sun 18 to 11am on Mon 19Young Naturalists Overnight Camp Wildlife conservation group for young people aged 13 to 17. Spend a night on the reserve, exploring late into the evening in search of bats and other nocturnal wildlife. Rise bright and early to a campfire breakfast and discovering who has visited the small mammal traps set the night before. Booking is essential. Cost £15 per person. Sorry no dogs.To book please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Tue 20 Aug2pmMad 4 Animals show and animal encounter. £5 per childThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.org
Wed 21 Aug10am - 3pmWild Challenge A Wild Day Out for 7-12 year olds. Outdoor fun in the woods cooking up wild treats over the campfire and building dens! Booking essential, admission £21.On-line booking: hiwwt.org.uk/events Further information from Jim Day or Tracy Standish at BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Wed 21 Aug11amKids' Film Club: Moana. Tickets £2 eachThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.org
Thu 22 Aug10am - 3pmWild Play A Wild Day Out for 5-8 year olds. Outdoor fun in the woods cooking up wild treats over the campfire and building dens! Booking essential, admission £21.On-line booking: hiwwt.org.uk/events Further information from Jim Day or Tracy Standish at BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
22-26 AugAll DayGreat Dorset Steam FairTarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8HX
22 - 26 Aug10am - 5pm dailyARTLINK Summer Exhibition. A group of local amateur artists showing their work as part of Hampshire Open Studios. Art and craft for sale and light refreshments served in aid of the Salisbury Hospice.Ibsley Village Hall, Ringwood Road. South Gorley, Ringwood. BN24 3NL. For more information contact: lmr.artlink@gmail.com
Thu 22 Aug2pm - 3pmSeasonal garden walk led by Neil Lucas. £10, book online.Knoll Gardens, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, BH24 7ND. Book at www.knollgardensfoundation.org
Fri 23 Aug10.30am-1pmVolunteer Recruitment Open Morning. Find out about wildlife-friendy gardening charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation and how you can help.Knoll Gardens, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, BH24 7ND. Info at www.knollgardensfoundation.org
Fri 23 Aug1pm - 4pmBeginners guide to close-up and macro photography with Dave Peckham. £35, book online.Knoll Gardens, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, BH24 7ND. Book at www.knollgardensfoundation.org
24, 25 Aug11am - 5pm(Sat) 11am - 4pm(Sun)Mower Madness event- A family fun filled weekend of racing lawnmowers for charity. Sat is practice day & racing on Sunday. Plenty of room for spectators, most venues have food & drink available all weekendHart's Farm, Horton Heath, Wimborne. BH21 7JN. www.mowermadness.club.. 07500 480766
Sat 24 Aug1.30pmSummer show. Classes for flowers, fruit and veg, homecrafts and floral art.
Memorial Hall, Station Road, West Moors. Contact Sue Hamlett on 01202 871536.
Sat 24 Aug4pmDuck Race - Annual duck race on the River Allen in aid of Wimborne in BloomRiver Allen, Wimborne
Mon 26 Aug-Verwood Rotary Club's - Rustic Fayre. RAF Flypast, Classic cars, arena events, stalls, car boot sale, fun pet show, terrier racing. Try your hand at various traditional skills; juggling, stilt-walking, ribbons, & plate-spinning. Refreshments include BBQ, Beer Tent, Teas & Coffees etc.Potterne Park, Verwood. BH21 6RS
Tue 27 Aug2pmEnd of summer party. Tickets £5 eachThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.org
Wed 28 Aug2pm"Verwood in Tune" - afternoon of music by Pete Shaw on a Korg keyboard. £8Verwood Hub BH31 7QE
Thu 29 Aug1.30pmKids' Film Club: Paddington 2. Tickets £2 eachThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.org
Thu 29 Aug2pmGolden Oldies Film Club: To Kill a Mockingbird. Includes tea and cake. £5 eachThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.org
29 Aug - 1 Sep-Bournemouth Air Festival. Whatever you want to see, be it on land, sea or in the air there will be plenty to keep you entertained this year. As well as flying displays throughout the afternoon and early evening there will be so much more to see across the whole area including a Royal Navy dive tank, unarmed combat displays, cooking demonstrations by Navy chefs, the newly located RAF village, product sampling from a multitude of traders and of course the traditional Funfair.Bournemouth seafront Dorset BH1 2BU . https://www.bournemouthair.co.uk
Sat 31 Aug10amSolent Stamps stamp and postcard fair. Free entryThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
SEPTEMBER2019
Mon 2 Sep10.30am-12noon OR 1-2.30pmWildlife Tots: Teddy Bears Picnic Outdoor play, exploration and discovery for pre-school aged children and their parents or carers. Suggested donation £5 per child, cash only please. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential.To book your place please contact Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
4, 11,18, 25 Sep 2, 9 Oct9.30am – 11.30amBreak Through to Confidence Course – Barbara Veal

Ringwood Library
7, 8 Sep11am - 5pm(Sat) 11am - 4pm(Sun)Mower Madness event- A family fun filled weekend of racing lawnmowers for charity. Sat is practice day & racing on Sunday. Plenty of room for spectators, most venues have food & drink available all weekendThe Barley Mow, Long Lane, Wimborne BH21 7AH. www.mowermadness.club.. 07500 480766
Sat 7 Sep7.45pmJive'n'Kickin'. Tickets from 01425 280444The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
Mon 9 Sep7.30 pmWimborne Horticultural Society present a talk - 'Chrysanthemums' by Brian MaddersThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS, 01202 887006 or www.wimbornehorticulturalsociety.btck.co.uk
Wed 11 SepDepart at 9amVerwood U3A - Visit to Weald & Downland Museum - Discover 100 years of English rural life. COST: Over 65: £30, Under 65: £31.50, Deposit: £15. Cheques payable to Verwood U3A. Booking required.Meet at The Hub Verwood. (but do not park there). Book with Pat Wykes 01202 987786, patriciawykes@hotmail.co.uk.www.verwoodu3a.org.uk
Wed 11 SepMeet 7.15pm for 7.30pmEast Dorset Antiquarian Society lecture: Archaeological treasures from Wiltshire. A chance to examine some of the treasure items from the collection with Adrian Green, Director, Salisbury Museum.St. Catherine's Church Hall, 4 Lewens Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1LE
Wed 11 Sep7.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - Steve Roberts presents a talk on 'The Duffers Guide to History'.Barrington Centre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH. All welcome. Information Janet Matthews 01202 855001, www.ednta.org
Thu 12 Sep2pm - 4.30pmOrnamental Grass Masterclass with the UK's leading authority, Neil Lucas. £35, book online.Knoll Gardens, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, BH24 7ND. Book at www.knollgardensfoundation.org
Fri 13, 27 Sep10.30am - 12noonBlashford Buggy Walk Join us for a buggy walk around Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. Get outside, get fit and discover the wonderful wildlife living on your doorstep! The site is dog free with buggy friendly paths. We meet on alternate Friday mornings. Suggested cash donation £2. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.No need to book, please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk for further information. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Sat 14 Sep6.30am - 12.30pmPlant and garden Photography Workshop with Philip Smith founder of International Garden Photgrapher of the Year. £70, book online.Knoll Gardens, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, BH24 7ND. Book at www.knollgardensfoundation.org
Sat 14 Sep12noonWimborne Horticultural Society autumn showThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
Sat 14 Sep1.30pm-4pmVerwood Horticultural Society are hosting their Autumn show displaying the very best of locally grown fruit, flowers, vegetables, photography, locally made homecrafts and handicrafts. Free to enter. Visit the society facebook page for the show schedule or see the notice board outside of Verwood post office. Entries from children especially welcome. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA.
Sat 14 Sep7.30pmViva Voce presents Why We Sing. £10 adults, £9 concessionsThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.orgwww.theallendale.org
Sun 15 SeptbcBest Ever Christmas Show juvenile auditions.The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Register by email to leanne_footlight@icloud.com
Sun 15 Sep3pm - 5pm"Brass on the Grass" - Have a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to the Verwood Town Band perform an open air concert. Just bring your own chairs, treat yourself to a cuppa and cake (or cream tea!) from the tea tent, sit back and enjoy! NOTE: In the event of poor weather the event will be cancelled. Please check www.verwoodconcertbrass.co.uk for a cancellation notice before setting out.Verwood Recreation Ground next to the Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA.
Thu 19 Sep2pmRingwood U3A present a talk by Phil Holt: "Controlling 911". Phil will give us a step by step understanding of the events of that fateful day from an Air Traffic Control viewpoint giving insight to the outcome. Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Pete 01425 478077 or website www.ringwoodu3a.org.uk
Fri 20 Sep12.30pmOver 50s Lunch Club: Fish pie with apple sponge and custard. £6.50 eachThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.org
21, 22 Sep11am - 5pm(Sat) 11am - 4pm(Sun)Mower Madness event- A family fun filled weekend of racing lawnmowers for charity. Sat is practice day & racing on Sunday. Plenty of room for spectators, most venues have food & drink available all weekendA338 Salisbury Rd, Blashford, Ringwood. BH24 3PA. www.mowermadness.club.. 07500 480766
Sat 21 Sep2pm (Afternoon procession) 7.15pm (Evening procession)Ringwood Carnival. Festival of fun for all the family with afternoon & torchlight processions. Funfair, Street entertainers, live bands & fireworks etc.Ringwood town centre & The Bickerley. www.ringwoodcarnival.org
Sat 21 Sep7.30 pm"Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir Concert. A truly entertaining Concert showcasing popular songs for easy listening and performed in two segments with Compere and Guest Artiste. Tickets approx. £7-50 either at the door or 01202-746938.Gateway Church, 129 Alder Road, Poole BH12 4AA. In aid of fund raising for "Christian Hope International" Charity. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. www.bourne2singchoir.uk for further information.
Sun 22 Sep10amWimborne Baby and Toddler ShowThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
Sun 22 Sep3pm - 5pm"Remembering Pam Reeks" - a concert performed by Verwood Concert Brass. Pam Reeks BEM, who died last year, was a much loved and admired member of the Verwood community. Among her many commuinity interests one of Pam's passions was Verwood Concert Brass which she contributed so much to. The concert in Pam's honour is free but tickets should be booked via the Verwood Hub box office.The Hub Verwood, Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE. 01202 828740. Online booking: www.tiny.cc/TheVerwoodHubEvents
Mon 23 Sep2.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - Graham Giddens will present a talk on 'Inside a Reed Bed'West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Road, West Moors, BH22 0HZ. All welcome. Information Janet Matthews 01202 855001, www.ednta.org
Wed 25 Sep2pm"Verwood in Tune" - afternoon of music by Steve Hubble on a Yamaha Tyros keyboard. £8Verwood Hub BH31 7QE
Thu 26 Sep2pmGolden Oldies Film Club: Hello Dolly. Includes tea and cake. £5 eachThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.org
Fri 27 Sep8pmMr Kyps presents Spinal Taff. £10 each. Over 18s eventThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.org
Sat 28 Sep10amBournemouth Orchid Society ShowThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
Sun 29 Sep10amTable Top Sale. Tables £10 each to be booked in advance. Free entry for buyers.The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Book at reception or www.theallendale.org
Sun 29 Sep10am - 2.30pmYoung Naturalists Get outside, learn new skills and improve your wildlife knowledge whilst having fun! Specifically for 13 to 17 year olds, our Young Naturalists group meets monthly and activities will include practical conservation tasks along with opportunities for bushcraft and surveying. Please dress to be outside and bring a packed lunch. Suggested donation £4 per person, cash only please. Sorry no dogs.To book please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.

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