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Monthly during 2019 & 202010amEstate Walks 2019/20. 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
Every 3rd Mon of the month during 2019 & 20209.30am-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 Mon10am-11.30amAct Your Age is a lively weekly adult drama group for ages 55 upwards. Using games and theatre skills the group is inspired, uplifted and challenged to create and devise theatre. There is always time for a cuppa and chat afterwards as well! Forest Forge Theatre, Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane, RIngwood, BH24 1SF. hello@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
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 Tue1.30pmBuggybeat Wimborne; outdoor fitness for you, baby/ toddler comes too. Suitable for ALL fitness levels and open to Mums, Dads, grandparents and carers. Free trial session (pre-booking required) and then from £6.50 per session for block of six. Redcot's Park, Wimborne. Kkeelingfitness@gmail.com
Every 2nd Tue of the month7pm - 9pmEpilepsy Action Bournemouth & Poole Branch. We provide support for anyone affected by epilepsy. /facebook.com/epilepsyactionbournemouthpoole,Meet at The Barking Cat AleHouse, 184 Ashley Rd, Poole, BH14 9BY. 07833663051 eabournemouth@sky.com, www.epilepsy.org.uk
Every Wed2pm - 3pmForest Forge Tots provides an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other families, play alongside their children and explore the arts. These fun sessions encourage confidence, listening skills, communication and most importantly, play. Forest Forge Theatre, Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane, RIngwood, BH24 1SF. hello@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
Every Wed3.45pm - 4.30pmForest Forge Minis. A fun filled 45-minute session of activity for children ages 4-7. All our work is based in games and play so the children find they are performing in front of their peers without even knowing it.Forest Forge Theatre, Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane, RIngwood, BH24 1SF. admin@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
Every Wed & ThuSee website for group times which depend on ageForest Forge youth theatre offers fantastic opportunities for anyone aged 7-21 years to create dynamic ensemble performance. Learning theatre skills in a professional theatre environment, it encourages creative risks to help build confidence and self-esteem, whilst having fun!Forest Forge Theatre, Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane, RIngwood,BH24 1SF. hello@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
Every Thu9.30am-11am (Pleae arrive at 9.15am)Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active. Free cycle rides. Bikes can be hired at £2.50 but booking is essential. Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy. Book on 01425 470721
Every Thu10amBuggybeat Wimborne; outdoor fitness for you, baby/ toddler comes too. Suitable for ALL fitness levels and open to Mums, Dads, grandparents and carers. Free trial session (pre-booking required) and then from £6.50 per session for block of six. Redcot’s Park, Wimborne. Kkeelingfitness@gmail.com
Every Thu10.30am - 11.30amSing and Sign - baby sign language classesThe Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 1AS. Hannah, 07809 114858, hannahstorey@singandsign.co.uk
Every 3rd Thu of the 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 Other Thu2pmKnit and Knatter
Fordingbridge Library , Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ.
Every 2nd Thu of the month7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)Jazz night - Panama Hats New Orleans Jazz Band (2nd Thursday of every month) Admission £5Ringwood Meeting House. Meeting House Lane. Ringwood BH24 1EY. info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Last Thu of the month7.30pmJazz night - Memphis JazzMen Admission £7Ringwood Meeting House. Meeting House Lane. Ringwood BH24 1EY. info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Every Thu8.45pm - 9.45pmGAME - a new and exciting class for adults. An hour of fun social team games, from dodgeball, to chain tag, games you remember from the playground and some new ones thrown in! These sessions will help to relieve stress, support well-being, and are a fun way to get some exercise!Forest Forge Theatre, Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane, RIngwood, BH24 1SF. hello@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
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 18 Jan2pm - 5pmForest Forge and Bumblefly Theatre's Christmas Show - Little Red Riding Hood - Tickets available on website and at Greyfriars. Adults £8, Children £5Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 - office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
JANUARY2020
1, 5,19 Jan10am - 3pmPop-up Café Tea, coffee and cake will be available in the Education Centre, Blashford Lakes, courtesy of 'Walking Picnics'. Planned for the first and third Sundays of the month, November until the end of January, cash only please. 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. Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Sat 4 Jan, 1 Feb7.45pmJive'n'Kickin'. Modern freestyle jive evening. Tickets £9Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Fri 10, 24 Jan10.30am - 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. Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
14 Jan - 18 Feb10am - 12 noonSewing Course - Develop your sewing and quilting skills during this 6 week course. Cost of course £60Ringwood Library. 01425 474255
15 - 29 Jan10am - 12 noonGood Housekeeping in IT - Learn how to better manage your computer administration. FREERingwood Library. 01425 474255
Wed 15, 29 Jan, 19 Feb12.45pmNHS Blood Donations. Book at www.blood.co.ukAllendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
15 - 29 Jan1pm - 3pmArt with Apps - This course is designed for anyone who wants to explore art in a digital way. FREERingwood Library. 01425 474255
15 - 18 Jan7pmForest Forge Youth Theatre bring the thrilling novel '1984' by George Orwell to the stage with an adaption by Matthew Dunster. An enthralling and timeless classic - perhaps now more relevant than ever!Forest Forge Theatre, Crow Arch Lane, Endeavour Park, Ringwood, BH24 1SF. 01425 470188. www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk
Sat 18 Jan10.30am - 4pmGF Study Day - Beethoven - three symphonies with Terry Barfoot - Fee £20 to include coffee and lunch - coffee served from 10amGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 - office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
18 - 25 Jan2pm & 6.30pm (18, 25), 7.30pm (22 - 24)Verwood Pantomime Society present Cinderella by Joshua Clarke and Lewis Clarke, presented in arrangment with Smith Scripts. Adults £10, Child £8(18, 24, 25) £7 for all on 22, 23.The Verwood Hub. Tickets are available both at the Hub box office 01202 828740 or the Hub online from November 1st. www.verwoodpantomimesociety.co.uk
Sun 19 Jan10amWedding Daze wedding fairAllendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Mon 20 JanVariousForest Forge Theatre's participation groups start back for a new term! Act Your Age for over 55's on a Monday morning. Minis and Youth Theatre return to Wednesdays and Thursdays for ages 4-21. GAME! Fun play for adults returns on Thursday evenings.Forest Forge Theatre, Crow Arch Lane, Endeavour Park, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1SF. 01425 470188. www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk
Sun 26 Jan10am - 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 £5 per person, cash only please. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential.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.
Mon 27 Jan2.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - Talk presented by Dr Henry Goodall 'The New Forest Airfields during WW2'West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Road, BH22 0HZ. All welcome. www.ednta.org
Fri 31 Jan7.30pmWimborne Camera Club presents Will Cheung 'My Passion for Photography'. Tickets £12 from reception or www.theallendale.orgAllendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
FEBRUARY2020
Mon 3 Feb10.30am-12noon OR 1-2.30pmWildlife Tots: Feathered Friends 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.
Wed 5 Feb7.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - Talk presented by Robin Cook 'My Life & Times at Harrods'Barrington Theatre, Penny's Walk, Ferndown, VH22 9TH. All welcome. www.ednta.org
6 Feb - 5 Mar10am - 12pmGarden Design - Redesign and enhance your garden to improve your mood and wellbeing. FREEFordingbridge Library
6 Feb - 5 Mar1pm - 3pmBuilding Confidence - This relaxed course aims to inspire and build your confidence and self esteem in a warm and friendly atmosphere. FREERingwood Library. 01425 474255
Fri 7, 21 Feb10.30am - 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.
Fri 7 Feb7.30pmAVON VALLEY CONCERTS presents The Heath String Quartet - dynamic ensemble formed in 2002. Programme includes works by Beethoven and Brahms. Adult £15, Student £3, U16 FreeUnited Reformed Church, Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB
Sat 8 Feb10am - 12noon"Coffee Morning" Brass Band Concert. The Verwood Training Band, renowned for their fun repertiore of music, are holding a Coffee Morning concert in aid of band funds. Entry is only £2 and includes a cuppa and biscuit. Plus homemade cakes for sale. Great entertainment in its own right but if you have ever thought about learning to play a brass instrument why not come along and see what you could be doing in no time at all. We welcome adults and children alike.Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Rd, Verwood BH31 7AA
Sat 8 Feb3pmMichele O'Brien brings The Arc and the Dove to Forest Forge Theatre. Mary's in the Charity Shop pricing up donations, she finds a treasure of objects telling the gripping story about the adventures of two ships The Ark and Dove in the year 1633. For ages 7+. Forest Forge Theatre, Crow Arch Lane, Endeavour Park, Ringwood, BH24 1SF. 01425 470188. www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk
Sat 8 Feb8pmMr Kyps presents Audio All Stars. Ticket price tbc, available from reception or www.theallendale.orgAllendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Sun 9 Feb10.30am - 12noonWeave a Willow Snail Use materials gathered on the reserve to weave simple snails from willow. These can be taken home to adorn your garden, added to our 'Wild Walk' sculpture trail, or both! Suitable for adults and young people aged 14 and over. £8 cash donation per sculpture taken home. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential. To book your place please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Mon 10 Feb7.30pmWimborne Rotary Jazz Night. Entry by donation.Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
12 & 26 Feb, 9am - 10amSnowdrop walks: Join the Kingston Lacy gardeners on an exclusive walk down paths lined with carpets of snowdrops. Learn more about the many different varieties and discover their long history at Kingston Lacy. £8. Booking essential.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy.
Wed 12 Feb7pm for 7.30pmFilm Night (TBC) - Tickets £5 available from GreyfriarsGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Fri 14 Feb10am - 12pmGF Study Group - Roman Britain Revisited by Nick Griffiths - 7 weekly meetings - Fee £50Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 - office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Fri 14 FebDoors 7pm. Music 8pm-10.30pmBand to be confirmed. Salisbury Jazz Club. £10 pay at door. Bring your own drinks, glasses & snacks if you wish. Dancing, Raffle. Free car parking. Disabled facilities.The Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton SP2 0JS
15 - 23 Feb, 11am-4pmFebruary half term: Take your friends and family on a nature adventure this half term. Whatever the weather, there’s something to enjoy, from craft activities to the woodland activity trail. Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy. Book on 0344 249 1895
Sat 15 Feb7.30pm"Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir Concert. Showcasing popular songs for easy listening with Compere and Guest Artistes. In aid of fund raising for Church renovations. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets £8. 01202 820689 or possibly at the door.Verwood Methodist Church, Vicarage Road, Verwood BH31 6DR. www.bourne2singchoir.uk
Mon 17 Feb10am - 12noonGf Study Group - Music in a New Found Land by Richard Hall - 6 weekly meetings - Fee £40Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 - office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Mon 17 Feb10.30am - 12noonWeave a Willow Bird Feeder Make a bird feeder out of willow before seeing what you can spot from the Woodland Hide. The bird feeder will be filled with a suet and bird seed mix so be prepared to get messy! Suggested cash donation £6 per feeder. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential.To book your place please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Wed 19 Feb (7-12 yrs) Thu 20 Feb (5-8 yrs)10am - 3pmWinter Craft A Wild Day Out for 7-12 year olds.Outdoor Artists A Wild Day Out for 5-8 year olds. Creative outdoor craft and art using natural materials to sculpt, weave and create, along with fire to melt and create with pewter! Booking essential, admission £21.On-line booking: hiwwt.org.uk/events Further information from Jim Day or Tracy Standish at BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Thu 20 Feb10am - 3pmForest Forge Theatre half term workshop. A theatre workshop for young people wanting to learn move about the world of theatre. See website for full details.Forest Forge Theatre, Crow Arch Lane, Endeavour Park, Ringwood, BH24 1SF. 01425 470188. www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk
Fri 21 Feb3pmSymonds and Sampson property auction. More information at www.symondsandsampson.co.ukAllendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Fri 21 Feb6.30pm - 8pmWinter Night Walk Don't be afraid of the dark… set off into the gloaming on a family multi-sensory night time adventure! Suggested cash donation £5 per person. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential.To book your place please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Sat 22 Feb7pmBittersweet Harmony Choir. Details to be confirmed.Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org

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