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JULY2018
3- 30 Jul6am - 10pmSalisbury Group of Artists ‘Picture Salisbury’ Exhibition. A range of affordable paintings depicting views of Salisbury and surrounding area.Five Rivers Sports and Well-being Centre, Hulse Road, Salisbury SP1 3NR. 01722 743577. www.salisburygroupofartists.co.uk
Fri 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul11am - 2.30pmNatural Wellbeing Weekly sessions seeking to use the natural environment to promote adult health and wellbeing. Participants can be involved in cooking and sharing an outdoor lunch, bird watching and outdoor craft activities. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential, suggested donation £4.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.
Fri 13, 27 Jul10.30am - 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. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Suggested donation £2.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.
24 - 26 Jul8am - 6.30pmThe New Forest Show. Free parking. Adult £18.90 - £21, Senior £18- £20, Child Free when with a fee paying AdultThe Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH. 01590 622400 info@newforestshow.co.uk
24 - 28 Jul7.30pmRMDS Summer Show - Diamonds to celebrate Greyfriars 60th Anniversary.Greyfriars Community Centre. Buy tickets from www.rmds.org.uk or at Greyfriars (Mon-Fri)
Wed 25 Jul7.30pm"Verwood in Tune" concert with Michael Sullivan, Tyros 4 keyboardHub theatre Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE contact 01202 828740
Thu 26 Jul - Sun 2 Sep10am - 6pmSummer holiday fun: This summer discover the how the women of the house enjoyed the summer holidays with their children and families. This is part of Kingston Lacy's 'Beyond the Portrait' portraying four key women in the history of the estate.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Thu 26 Jul7pm - 9.30pmOutdoor theatre: The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare's great courtroom drama is by turns thrilling, funny, romantic and unsettling. Illyria promise a production to keep you on the edge of your seat. Pack a picnic to enjoy from 6pm before the performance begins at 7pm. Adult £18, child £9, family tickets available. Booking essential 0344 249 1895Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Thu 26 Jul7.30pmIbsley & District Horticultural Society. Ray Broughton tells us "How to make Gardening Easy"Ibsley Village Hall. BH24 3NL. 01425 474077. e-mail: idhsinfo@gmail.com
Sat 28 JulAll dayDamerham Fair and Horticultural Society Show. There is something for everyone - the traditional horticultural show, trade stands, stalls, demonstrations, bar, refreshments, barbecue. There is loads to do and see for the children - bouncy castle, zorbs, face painting, small fairground attractions and ferret racing. Adult £3.50, U16's FreeDamerham, well signposted from Fordingbridge with ample parking. www.damerhamfair.co.uk
28 - 29 Jul10am - 4pmDark Ages Weekend 2018 - Explore your Dark-Age roots…Viking re-enactment, ‘Kiddie-vik’ battle, Hands-on traditional crafts, Historical falconry displays, food and authentic, locally made, historical gifts. Great day out for all the family. Adults £10, Children £5, Under 4's free
Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5RP (next to Cranborne Middle School)
28 - 29 Jul10am -5pmThe Great Dorset Chilli Festival - stalls, cooking Demos, music, spicy street food, icecreams, Beer….St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset. www.greatdorsetchillifestival.co.uk
31 Jul, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 Aug8.30am – 4.15pmAdventure in the Woods. Forest School Days for children. Spend the day in the woods, cooking on fires, creating beautiful nature crafts, picnicking, den building etc. £30 per day (sibling discount), lunch and snacks incl. 3-8 year olds.
Edmondsham Forest School, Edmondsham House, BH21 5RE, between Cranborne and Verwood. 01725 517807. www.elves-fairieswoodlandnursery.co.uk
Tue 31 Jul, 7, 14 Aug10am - 12noonLittle Explorers: Activities, stories and games (age 2+). £1.50 per person per event (annual ticket not valid).
The Priest's House Museum & Garden. 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR. www.priest-house.co.uk. 01202 882533
AUGUST2018
Throughout August10am - 3pmWild Days Out holiday events for 5-8 and 7-12 year olds at Blashford Lakes. Please visit shop.hiwwt.org.uk for dates, details and to book. Different days will feature different themed activities to include building a coracle as a team to test on the Dockens Water, testing your cooking skills over the campfire, embarking on a bioblitz in search of the greatest number of bugs, birds and beasties or experimenting with primitive pioneering inspired by ancient warfare! Admission £18 per child.On-line booking: shop.hiwwt.org.uk Further information from Jim Day or Tracy Standish at BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Throughout 2018: 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 – 12noonComputer Buddy available to help you gain confidence with all your IT needs. No Charge.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road. BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
Every Tue2pmTots & Tinies, singalong rhymes for your under 4s, every Tuesday throughout the year.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road. BH24 1DW
Every Tue2pm - 4pmIT Volunteer to assist with your IT queries. FreeFordingbridge Library , Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ. Drop in or Book a slot at the counter or call 01425 657524
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
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
Every Fri9.30am - 10amTots and Tinies. Drop inFordingbridge Library , Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ.
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 16 AugArt Exhibition - ‘Land & Sea in Oils’ by Andy Blake. Well Known New Milton Artist. All Original Oil Paintings - Local & Coastal.
The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood, Dorset ,BH31 7QE
Until 18 AugMon - Sat 10am - 4.30pmRena Gardiner - A Dorset Artist: Exhibition of prints and books by Rena Gardiner. Normal admission charge.Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Until 30 AugLibrary opening hoursSalisbury Group of Artists Summer Exhibition. Affordable, original and exceptional artwork by talented local artists.Gallery 4, Salisbury Library. SP1 1BL. 01722 743577. www.salisburygroupofartists.co.uk
Until 2 Sep10am - 6pmSummer holiday fun: This summer discover the how the women of the house enjoyed the summer holidays with their children and families. This is part of Kingston Lacy's 'Beyond the Portrait' portraying four key women in the history of the estate.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Until 16 Sep-Summer Reading Challenge. Volunteers required to help thoroughout the summer holidays. Encouraging children to continue to read. An oppprtunity to gain new skills and meet new people.Ringwood and Fordingbridge Libraries. Contact directly.
Until 30 SepMuseum opening hours: 10am – 5pm (Mon - Sat) 12 Noon – 5pm Sun(from 27 May – 30 Sep)Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows. A ravishing reappraisal of the work of artist Henry Lamb. Henry Lamb was one of the leading British figurative painters of the first part of the twentieth century. No booking required. Normal admission charges apply £8 Adults, £4 Children


The Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN. www.salisburymuseum.org.uk
Until 28 Oct-Beyond the portrait: 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. Further details on our website.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Until 28 Oct-Threads of Narrative: an artistic textile art response to material contained in the Bankes Archive at Dorset History Centre and will be on display in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. Booking is not required. Normal admissions applies.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Until 30 NovMon - Sat 10am - 4.30pm (Up to 31 Oct) 10am - 4pm (From 1 Nov - 30 Nov)Wildflowers: Exhibition introducing four girls from Edwardian Wimborne. Their stories are brought to life through displays, hands-on activities and Edwardian games for visitors to play in the museum garden. Normal admission charge.Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Wed 1 Aug11am - 6.30pmVerwood U3A's trip to Highclere Castle (members and friends welcome). Tickets £25.50Coach departs from The Hub at 11.00am. 01202 813206, www.verwoodu3a.org.uk
Thu 2, 9 Aug 8.30am – 4.15pm“Adventure in the Woods”. Forest School days for children. Spend the day in the woods, cooking on fires, creating beautiful nature crafts, picnicking, den building etc. £30 per day (sibling discount), lunch and snacks incl. 8 - 11 year olds
Edmondsham Forest School, Edmondsham House, BH21 5RE, between Cranborne and Verwood. 01725 517807. www.elves-fairieswoodlandnursery.co.uk
Thu 2 Aug7pm - 9.30pmOutdoor theatre: ‘The Tempest’: Join the Lord Chamberlain's Men for this play which examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive. Pack a picnic to enjoy from 6pm before the performance begins at 7pm. Adult £18, child £9, family tickets available. Booking essential 0344 249 1895Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Fri 3 Aug10am - 2pmKnoll Gardens Foundation Volunteer Recruitment Day - find out more about this wildlife friendly gardening charity and how you can help. Free admission, no booking required.Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND. www.knollgardensfoundation.org
Fri 3 Aug7.30pmThe award winning ‘Pop Up Bowie’. A stunning tribute to David Bowie. The front man, Paul Antony, a huge fan of Bowie, accurately portrays the charismatic performance of his hero. Paul’s vocal and visual likeness to David is remarkable. Tickets £20The Barrington Centre, Penny's Walk, Ferndown, BH22 9TH. 01202 894858 admin@thebarrington.org www.barringtoncentre.co.uk
Sat 4 Aug10am - 4pmSummer Fete: Adult 50p, Child FREE.The Priest's House Museum & Garden. 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR. www.priest-house.co.uk. 01202 882533
Sat 4 Aug10.30am - 12.30pmGarden Wildlife Walk for adults - reconnect with nature on this special wildlfie discovery walk and take a camera to try your hand at wildllife photography up close. £10 booking essentialKnoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND. Book on 01202 873931 or www.knollgardens.co.uk
Sat 4 Aug1pm - 5pmBurley Village Show. Dog show, pony rides, tractor display, crafts, stalls, classic cars, games & refreshments. There is plenty of parking in public car parks, and in the Park itself, although this is not managed by the Burley Village Show, so parking charges apply. Adults £2, U12 FreeManor Park, Burley. www.burleyvillageshow.co.uk
6, 20 Aug10am-12noonUniversal Credit. This course is aimed at those claiming or about to claim Universal Credit, who may also be looking for work. FREERingwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW
Tue 7 Aug10am - 12noonSandArt Activity Session. Payable on the day, no need to bookFordingbridge Library, Roundhill,Fordingbridge, SP6 1AQ
Tue 7 & 14 Aug10am - 12noonLittle Explorers: Activities, stories and games (age 2+). £1.50 per person per event (annual ticket not valid).
Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Tue 7 Aug10am - 3pmKnoll Gardens Foundation Annual Garden Wildlife Survey - join wildlife experts and volunteers in the garden for this annual wildlife healthcheck. Suitable for all ages, experts and beginners alike.Normal garden admission charge which will be divided between the charities involved.Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND. 01202 873931. www.knollgardensfoundation.org
Tue 7 Aug7pm - 9.30pmOutdoor theatre: ‘Treasure Island'. When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late 'Captain' Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the World to 'Treasure Island'. Adult £18, child £9, family tickets available. Booking essential 0344 249 1895Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Wed 8 Aug9.30am - 11.30amAnimation Session. Create a comic book page using iPads.Make characters come to life in an animated film. For 8-13 year olds. £6Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW
Wed 8 Aug2pm - 3.30pmFun Prank Session. Free tickets, book in advance.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW
9 - 27 Aug10 am - 4.45pm daily inc. Bank Holiday Mon, 1pm - 5pm Sun50th Annual Summer Exhibition of Ringwood Art Society. Free entry, parking and wheelchair accessGreyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. www.ringwoodartsociety.org
Thu 9 Aug7pm - 10.pmPanama Jazz Band - Tony PurseThe Ringwood Meeting House - Meeting House lane Ringwood. BH24 1EY
Fri 10, 24 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. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Suggested donation £2.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 10, 17 Aug11am - 2.30pmNatural Wellbeing Weekly sessions seeking to use the natural environment to promote adult health and wellbeing. Participants can be involved in cooking and sharing an outdoor lunch, bird watching and outdoor craft activities. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential, suggested donation £4.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.
Fri 10 Aug1.30am - 3pmPond Dipping Discover dragonfly nymphs, catch caddidfly larvae and marvel at mayfly nymphs. We'll supply the nets, microscopes and expertise - you provide the awe and wonder! Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.Suggested donation £4.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.
Fri 10 AugDoors open 7pm Music 8pm -11pmSALISBURY JAZZ CLUB presents New Orleans Heat. Presenting live jazz for listening & dancing since 1979.
BAR – COFFEE – DANCING – RAFFLE – LARGE CAR PARK
The Stockman’s Lounge, Auction Centre, Netherhampton Road (A3094, Salisbury, Wilts. SP2 8RH
Fri 10 Aug7.30pmBon Giovi - Without doubt the best Bon Jovi tribute out there, the attention to detail is incredible, the band recreate and capture Bon Jovi in every possible way! These guys are more than just a tribute” The Barrington Centre, Penny's Walk, Ferndown, BH22 9TH. 01202 894858 admin@thebarrington.org www.barringtoncentre.co.uk
Fri 10 Aug8pmMr Kyps presents Bad Manners - UK Ska Legends. ?We're delighted to welcome Bad Manners to the Allendale this August! Advance tickets just £18, from the Allendale or online. Bound to sell out, so buy your tickets while you can!The Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Sat 11 Aug9am - 5.30pm (Gates open at 8.30am)Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Society annually presents a local traditional country show and a guaranteed family day out. Adult £12, Concessionary £10, Children Free, Parking Free Somerley Park, Near Ringwood Hampshire BH24 3PL. www.ellinghamshow.co.uk
11 - 12 Aug10am - 6pmNew Forest Fairy Festival. The Weekend will be packed with entertainment and workshops for the whole family. Handmade Arts and Crafts help us to discover the magic of nature. Adults £10 per day. Child (6-16yrs)£5 per day, Child (U6) £1. Weekend family Pass £55Burley Park, Burley, BH24 4AA. Adults £7 per day. Children £3 per day. Weekend family Pass £35. www.newforestfairyfestival.com
12 - 27 Aug-Bisterne Scarecrow Festival: Maps from Texaco Garage, Tyrrell's Ford Country InnBisterne, Nr Ringwood. Tea & refreshments in the Hall on each Sunday 2.30-4.30pm
Mon 13 Aug7.30pmWimborne Horticultural Society -"New and exciting plants for your garden" by Marcus Dancer from Sandleheath FordingbridgeMain Hall Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. www.wimbornehorticulturalsociety.btck.co.uk
14, 15 Aug8.30am – 4.15pm“Adventure in the Woods”. Forest School days for children. Spend the day in the woods, cooking on fires, creating beautiful nature crafts, picnicking, den building etc. £30 per day (sibling discount), lunch and snacks incl. 3-8 year olds.
Edmondsham Forest School, Edmondsham House, BH21 5RE, between Cranborne and Verwood. 01725 517807. www.elves-fairieswoodlandnursery.co.uk
Tue 14 Aug10am - 12noonLittle Explorers: Activities, stories and games (age 2+). £1.50 per person per event (annual ticket not valid).
The Priest's House Museum & Garden. 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR. www.priest-house.co.uk. 01202 882533
Wed 15 Aug10am - 3pmThe Great Campfire Cookout A wild Day Out for 7-12 year olds. Test your cooking skills over the campfire and see if you can create the tastiest treats! Booking essential, please visit shop.hiwwt.org.uk, admission £18On-line booking: shop.hiwwt.org.uk Further information from Jim Day or Tracy Standish at BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
16 - 18 Aug Finish at 10am on 18 Aug10am - 4pm“Starlight Adventure”. Spend two days in the woods and end with an overnight camp. Tents provided. Campfire cooking, den building, nature crafts etc. £90, includes all meals, snacks and drinks. Age 8 – 11

Edmondsham Forest School, Edmondsham House, BH21 5RE, between Cranborne and Verwood. 01725 517807. www.elves-fairieswoodlandnursery.co.uk
Thu 16 Aug10am - 3pmThe Great Campfire Cookout A wild Day Out for 5-8 year olds. Test your cooking skills over the campfire and see if you can create the tastiest treats! Booking essential, please visit shop.hiwwt.org.uk, admission £18On-line booking: shop.hiwwt.org.uk Further information from Jim Day or Tracy Standish at BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Thu 16 Aug2pmRingwood U3A. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. Learn about the history of the hospital which opened with just 10 beds in 1852, it's medical breakthroughs and ongoing pioneering work to help children across the UK and the world.Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW.
Fri 17 Aug8pmSwing Unlimited - Night At The Movies
A spectacular concert featuring music from magical movies including Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings and various Disney Productions. Plus classic songs from legendary artists Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more...
The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7QE. Tel 01202 828740
Sat 18 Aug7pm (starts 7.30pm) Site Opens 6pmThe Crick Crack Club present Fairytales for Grownups. 'The Fate We bring Ourselves' - Ben Haggarty will be unleashing his versions of some well-known and less-known Greek Myths. If the weather holds out, then this August's event at the Earthouse will be perfect for an almighty picnic! Hold on to you (sun) hats - this one is going to be epic! £11 adults. £6 children 16+ (booking fees apply)
The Earthouse. The Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP. www.crickcrackclub.com/earthousecranborne. On-Line Booking: www.ticketsource.co.uk Box Office: 01202 888 992 (office hours)
Tue 21 Aug10am - 3pmWild Wander A Wild Day Out for 7-12 year olds. Explore the more "exotic" and further flung reaches of the nature reserve on a day long wander in search of wildlife and wild play opportunities! Wellies or sandals suitable for wearing in the river, a lightweight backpack and a booking all essential! Admission £18On-line booking: shop.hiwwt.org.uk Further information from Jim Day or Tracy Standish at BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Tue 21 Aug3.30pm - 4.30pmMischief Makers Chatterbooks session. Free activities for children aged 7-11 years.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW
Wed 22 Aug6.30pm - 8.30pmMyths, Moths and Marshmallows Join us around the campfire for stories inspired by nature, with short breaks for moths and marshmallows! Suggested donation £4To 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. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.
Thu 23 Aug10am - 3pmWild Wander A Wild Day Out for 5-8 year olds. Explore the more "exotic" and further flung reaches of the nature reserve on a day long wander in search of wildlife and wild play opportunities! Wellies or sandals suitable for wearing in the river, a lightweight backpack and booking all essential! Admission £18On-line booking: shop.hiwwt.org.uk Further information from Jim Day or Tracy Standish at BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ. Admission £18.
23 - 27 Aug10am - 5pmARTLINK Summer Exhibition. Paintings and craft for sale. Refreshments available in aid of Salisbury Hospice. Free entry.Ibsley Village Hall, BN24 3NL.
Enquiries: lmr.artlink@gmail.com
23 - 27 AugAll Day50th Great Dorset Steam Fair is an annual show featuring steam-powered vehicles and machinery. There will be 500 full size steam engines to celebrate the 50 years of the fair. It now covers 600 acres and runs for five days.Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8HX. www.gdsf.co.uk
Sat 25 Aug4pmDuck Race - Annual duck race on the River Allen in aid of Wimborne in BloomRiver Allen, Wimborne 01202 848897
Sun 26 Aug10am - 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. Sorry no dogs. Suggested donation £4 per person.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 Aug12 noon (Gates Open)Verwood Rotary Club's - Silver (25th) Rustic Fayre. Classic cars, steam display, stalls, arena etc.Potterne Park, Verwood - organised by Verwood Rotary. www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=245753&ClubID=1659
Tue 28 Aug10am - 2pmFamily Explorers: Fun activities for all the family. £1.75 per person (annual ticket not valid).The Priest's House Museum & Garden. 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR. www.priest-house.co.uk. 01202 882533
Tue 28 Aug4.30pm - 5.30pmMischief Makers Rock Painting Activity. FreeRingwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW
Wed 29 Aug10am - 3pmRiver Adventure A Wild Day Out for 7-12 year olds. Embark on a river adventure! Navigate the deeper pools of the Dockens Water in a coracle, paddle in the river in search of fish and snorkel if you dare! Sandals (but not flipflops), watershoes or wetsuit boots suitable for wearing in the river and a complete change of clothes and shoes are a must, we will be getting wet! Admission £18On-line booking: shop.hiwwt.org.uk 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 29 Aug2.30pm - 3.30pmMischief Makers Rock Painting ActivityFordingbridge Library, Roundhill,Fordingbridge, SP6 1AQ
Wed 29 Aug7.30pm"Verwood in Tune" concert with Paul Carman, Bohm Overture keyboardHub theatre Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE contact 01202 828740
30 Aug - 2 Sep10 am (Site Opens) 12noon (Flying starts) 6pm(Evening Entertainment 30 Aug - 1 Sep) 10pm (Fireworks 31 Aug , 1 Sep)Bournemouth Air Festival. This year’s festival features our biggest and best line-up so far. With everything from jets and display teams, to Royal Navy ships and live music, you won’t want to miss a thing!Bournemouth seafront Dorset BH1 2BU . www.bournemouthair.co.uk
Thu 30 Aug10am - 3pmRiver Adventure A Wild Day Out for 7-12 year olds. Embark on a river adventure! Navigate the deeper pools of the Dockens Water in a coracle, paddle in the river in search of fish and snorkel if you dare! Sandals (but not flipflops), watershoes or wetsuit boots suitable for wearing in the river and a complete change of clothes and shoes are a must, we will be getting wet! Admission £18On-line booking: shop.hiwwt.org.uk Further information from Jim Day or Tracy Standish at BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Thu 30 Aug7pm - 10pmMemphis JazzMen - Tom ConnorThe Ringwood Meeting House - Meeting House lane Ringwood. BH24 1EY
Thu 30 Aug7.30pmIbsley & District Horticultural Society. "Fromage et Fleur" - Sue Hooper tells us of the wonderful history of cheeses with flower arrangements & tastings followed by the Midsummer SocialIbsley Village Hall. BH24 3NL. 01425 474077. e-mail: idhsinfo@gmail.com

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