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Every Tue10am - 12noonComputer Buddy available to help you gain confidence with all you 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
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 20 Oct7am -10pm weekdays and 8.30 am - 6.30 pm weekendsPretty as a picture' Art exhibition by local artist Patricia Sanyal. Bright acrylics on canvas.Verwood Hub. The Hub, Verwood* . 01202 828740
Until 28 Oct10am - 12noon Mon -Sat (Wed to 2.30 pm)Michael Blake-Ringwood Artist is back at the Meeting House with another selling exhibition of his amazing paintings....and cards and notelets something for everyone. Admission 80p, includes a cup of tea or coffee.Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656, info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Until 12 Nov11am - 5pm (until 29 Oct), 11am - 4pm (1-12 Nov). EXILE: A bold new installation and exhibition that celebrates the contribution of William John Bankes to Kingston Lacy and the impact he had on the house and estate. The installation will take place in certain locations within the house. See website for more details.Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA. Booking through the website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy or 0344 249 1895
Until 23 Dec10am - 4.30pm (Mon to Sat), 10am - 4pm (from 1 Nov)Fancy That!: Costume exhibition exploring handicraft for pleasure and employment. Normal admission charge.Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Until 13 Jan 201810am - 5pm (Mon - Sat)Exclusive Terry Pratchett exhibition - 'Terry Pratchett: His World’. The exhibition explores the life of Sir Terry Pratchett & gives a privileged insight into the man who created some of literature’s most enduringly popular fantasy worlds and characters. No booking required. Normal admission charges apply.The Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN. www.salisburymuseum.org.uk
OCTOBER2017
Fri 20 Oct10am-3.30pmRockbourne Fair. Make a start on your Christmas shopping & raise money for The Stars Appeal which funds extra care and equipment to benefit all wards and departments in Salisbury District Hospital. Free Parking. Wed/Fri Adult £5 Thu £5 (£3 after 4pm on Thursday). Child FREE Students (12+) £1.50Salisbury Racecourse. www.rockbournefair.org.uk
Fri 20 Oct10am - 12 noonFriday Friendly Craft Club - For adults interested in crafts, ie. Embroidery, patchwork, cross-stitch, hand Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road. BH24 1DW
Fri 20 Oct10.30am - 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. Sorry no dogs. Suggested donation £2..No need to book, please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwtorg.uk for further information. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ. Children must be accompanied by adults.
Fri 20 Oct11am - 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. 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. Sorry no dogs.
Fri 20, 27 Oct11am - 1.30pmAutumn colour walks with the head gardener at Kingston Lacy. Join the head gardener for an exclusive walk around the garden and parkland taking in the spectacular autumn colour and enjoy lunch in the stables restaurant. Tickets £20. Booking essential:Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA. 0344 249 1895
Fri 20 Oct10.15am - 12pmGreyfriars Study Group - Kingston Lacy - Past and Present - by David Smith - Retired head warden reveals fascinating details from the complete manorial records and restoration of the Japanese Garden - £5 at the doorGreyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Fri 20 Oct10.30am - 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. Sorry no dogs. Suggested donation £2. Children must be accompanied by adults.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 20 Oct12noonWDCA Over 50's Lunch Club - 2 courses, £6.00. Tickets available from The Allendale Centre reception or from www.theallendale.orgThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Fri 20 Oct.2.30pm - 4.30pmBonny Sartin (of the Yetties folk band fame) "Dorset My Dorset" a light hearted talk, with poems & song about growing up in Dorset Tickets £4.50 Includes CREAM TEA, tea, scone, jam and cream.Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Fri 20 Oct7pmQuiz Night - Ringwood's popular Quiz Night returns, put your general knowledge to the test and join us at Ringwood Library for a fun and informal quiz night.Tickets £3 per person available at the library, through the booking line on 01425 474255 or online at www.hants.gov.uk/shop
21 - 29 Oct10am - 5pmHalloween Quiz around the Model Town siteWimborne Model Town, King Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1DY
Sat 21 Oct10am - 5pmWimborne Food Festival. Free admissionWimborne Model Town, King Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1DY
21 - 29 Oct10am - 6pmCelebrating autumn at Kingston Lacy: Join us for some fun over half-term; celebrate the harvest, autumn produce and all the beautiful autumn colour with a series of hands on activities. See website for more details.Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Sat 21 Oct10.30am - 4.30pmSing Your Heart Out ! workshop with Gilo & Sarah. £25 (£20 if paid by 14 October)Cranborne Village Hall, BH21 5QB. www.joyousisle.com. 01202 885294
Sat 21 Oct10am - 12 noonSaturday Crochet, coffee and crafts club - drop in for coffee.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road. BH24 1DW
Sat 21 Oct7.30pmRoyal British Legion Ringwood & District Branch Poppy Appeal Band Concert by The Hampshire Police Band. Refreshments available during the interval. Tickets £9 in advance Tickets on the door £10.Ringwood Parish Church. Tickets from from Grants The Furlong, Meeting House, Greyfriars or Julie on 01425 540837
23, 30 Oct10am - 12noonGet to know your iPad - An introduction to iPads and those thinking of buying one. Also suitable for those who already own an iPad but would like to get more out of it. FREE to attend, booking essential.Fordingbridge Library, Pop in to the Library, call the booking line 01425 657524 or viist www.hants.gov.uk/shopwww.hants.gov.uk/sho
Mon 23 Oct2.30pmEast Dorset NT Assoc - Talk given by Kathy McNally - 'Cracking Codes and Clever Ciphers''West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Road, West Moors, BH22 0HS. Janet Matthews 01202 855001. www.ednta.org
Week starting 24 OctThroughout Half Term WeekFieldmice Picture - Craft event for Children at Fordingbridge LibraryFordingbridge Library
Tue 24 Oct10am - 2pmFamily Explorers: Fun activities for all the family. £1.75 (annual ticket not valid).
Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
24, 26 Oct10am - 5pmHalloween Family Fun Shows with Mervyn ColeWimborne Model Town, King Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1DY
Wed 25 Oct10am - 3pmAutumn Alchemy A 'Wild Day Out!' for 7-12 year olds. Experimental fun as we make the most of the Autumnal changes and the drop in temperature to enjoy a fire - and use it to melt and create with pewter! Booking essential, £16 per child.On-line booking: www.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 25 Oct2pm - 4pmWDCA Under 10's Halloween discoThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Wed 25 Oct7.30pmVerwood Keyboard Society - Michael Wooldridge entertains on a Roland Atelier Keyboard. Visitors £10.Hub Theatre, Verwood Contact Janetta Lakin 01202 822936
Thu 26 Oct-Knit and Knatter. Drop inFordingbridge Library , Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ.
Thu 26 Oct10am - 3pmAutumn Art! A 'Wild Day Out!' for 5-8 year olds. We will be outdoors making the most of the autumn colours, natures harvest, natural materials and the camp fire to create wonderful works of art! Dress for mess! Booking essential, £16 per child.On-line booking: www.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 26 Oct7.30pm (Doors/ bar open 7pm)Memphis Jazzmen, great music, great atmosphere. Tickets on the door £7 Raffle in aid of Julia's HouseRingwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656, info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
27, 28 Oct9.30am - 1pmTraidcraft Autumn Event. Fighting poverty through trade. Everyday/ Christmas gifts, foods, household items, cards, clothes, accessories etc. to buy/order. Catalogues to browse. Refreshments/samples to try. All welcome.Verwood United Reformed Church (next to the library). Further information contact 01202 814270
Fri 27 Oct10.15am - 12pmGreyfriars Study Group - Hillier Garden Paradise Through the Seasons - by John Coombes - Hillier Gardens never fail to provide interest whatever the time of year - £5 payable at the doorGreyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Fri 27 Oct11am - 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. Booking essential, suggested donation £4. 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.
Fri 27 Oct2pm - 4pmWDCA Under 10's Children's Halloween craftsThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Fri 27 Oct5.30pmBat Walk - join bat expert Jan Freeborn on this special dusk walk as she helps you identify bats in flight before attracting them for a closer look with a sonic lure. Normal garden admission price which will be divided between the charities concerned. Limited numbers so prebooking essential.Knoll Gardens, Stapehill, Wimborne BH21 7ND www.knollgardens.co.uk, 01202 873931
Fri 27 Oct6pm - 8pmNocturnal Nature I Learn about (live!) small mammal trapping and set your own in the woodland near the centre before heading out into the night armed with bat detectors in search of late bats, moths, owls and other creatures of the night! Suitable for, but not exclusive to, families. Option to return in the morning to check and release the small mammanls from the live traps! Booking essential, suggested donation £4. Children must be accompanied by adults. 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.
Sat 28 Oct9.30am - 4pmVerwood Arts and Craft Society Annual Exhibition and Stalls of Local Craft People. Coffee, Tea and light lunches will be served.Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road Verwood. Further information from Ann Aitken 01202 893659
Sat 28 Oct10am - 12 noonGrandma's Attic Sale. Huge range of items to buy and delicious refreshments available, free entry.Crowe Methodist Church, Crowe Hill W.I. Hall (Next to the Owl Raptor & Reptile Centre, Crow Lane, Ringwood BH243EA). Claire Skelley: Ringwood 470310.
Sat 28 Oct3pmHalloween Costume Parade & ActivitiesWimborne Model Town, King Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1DY
Sat 28 OctGates open at 6pmFlameburst 2016 . The ultimate family Firework event. Fairground, Street Entertainers, Junior Fireworks Display, Fireworks, Bonfire
Tickets will be available locally or on the gate. £4 (U4 Free)
The Fuzzy Bit Verwood, Dorset. BH316QF. www.flameburst.co.uk
Sun 29 Oct10am - 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. 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.
Sun 29 Oct10am - 5pmLast day of the seasonWimborne Model Town, King Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1DY
Sun 29 Oct3pmRingwood & Burley Band. We will remember Them.Barrington Theatre, Ferndown
Sun 29 Oct7.30pm - 10pmJohn Maddocks Traditional Jazz Band are playing. Meals available. 7.30pm-10pm. Admission £10 on the door.St Leonards Hotel, on the A31 west of Ringwood. Enquiries: Tony 01202 701295
30 Oct - 23 Dec10am - 4.30pm (Mon to Sat), 10am - 4pm (from 1 Nov)Sound!: Exhibition exploring communication, dialect and music. Normal admission charge.Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Tue 31 Oct10am - 12pmGreyfriars Study Group Course - Art - British Art and Design in the Fifties - by Abi Kramer - to include the Festival of Britain, the Soho art scene, St Ives fashion and modern icons - 6 weekly meetings - Fee £40Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Tue 31 Oct7.30pmWimborne and Ferndown Lions' annual Autumn Quiz. Usual format: teams of up to 6 players.Barrington Centre, Ferndown. email ronneave@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a table.
NOVEMBER2017
Wed 1 Nov10am - 1pmWildlife Art Class - Swallowtail Butterfly. An introduction to learners to skills and techniques required to create layered and coloured pencil wildlife artwork. Each artist will complete a small picture within the session using the products provided.Ringwood Library, call in to your Library for more information or call 01425 474255 or online at www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 1 Nov2pm - 2.30pmStory Time Family Craft and Activities Event. For children under 5 and their parent/carers.Ringwood Library, call in to your Library for more information or call 01425 474255
Wed 1 Nov7pm for 7.30pmJohn Godber's BOUNCERS on tour - Full of sharp one liners, 80's dancefloor classics and a host of extraordinary characters - all played by just 4 characters - Hilarious drama not to be missed - Tickets cost £10Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Thu 2 NovTime to be confirmedAuther talk by Gerald Ponting at Fordingbridge Library, ' James Coventry a Gentleman Photographer'. Tickets £5, including refreshments. Tickets from Fordingbridge Library on 01425 0657524 or through the booking line on 01425 0657524 or online at www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Thu 2 Nov7.30pmVerwood Horticultural Society invite the public to a talk on Spectacular South African Flora by guest speaker Rosemary Legrand. All Welcome. £1 members. £3 Non Members.Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. www.verwoodhs.co.uk 01202 822289
Fri 3 Nov10am - 12pmGF Study Group Course - History - The rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire - by Roy Doughty - The Sultans built an empire that shaped history which led to two World Wars and modern Turkey - 7 weekly meetings Fee £50Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Fri 3, 17 Nov10.30am - 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. Sorry no dogs. Suggested donation £2. Children must be accompanied by adults.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 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov11am - 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. Booking essential, suggested donation £4. 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.
Sat 4 Nov10.30am - 4pmGreyfriars Study Group Day School - Treasures of the Silk Road - by Chris Bradley - Fee £20 to include coffee and lunch - coffee served from 10amGreyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sun 5, 19 Nov10am - 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 to March. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ. No need to book, please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk for further information.
Mon 6 Nov10.30am - 12noon OR 1pm - 2.30pmWildlife Tots:Forest Friends Outdoor play, exploration and discovery for pre-school aged children and their parents or carers. Suggested donation £4 per child. 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.
Tue 7 Nov2pmVerwood U3A Annual General Meeting. Members and friends welcomeVerwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Rd, Verwood BH31 7AA. 01202 823541 for details
Wed 8 Nov7pm for 7.30pmFilm Evening - Hampstead - Tickets available from Greyfriars - £5Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Wed 8 NovMeet 7.15pm for 7.30pmEast Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) lecture. Blick Mead Mesolithic site: key to the Stonehenge landscape? Find out more with Professor David Jaques, University of Buckingham. Visitors welcome. St. Catherine’s Church Hall, Lewens Lane, Wimborne BH21 1LE. www.dorset-archaeology.org.uk
Wed 8 Nov7.30pmVerwood Arts and Craft Society. Work Evening with Valerie Robertson making "A Beaded Bauble"United Reformed Church Hall Manor road Verwood. Further information from Ann Aitken 01202 893659
Thu 9 Nov7.15pmWimborne Horticultural Society - Annual General Meeting followed by "Dorset Curiosities" by Brian UptonCommuity Learning and Resource Centre, Minster Room, King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1EB
Thu 9 Nov7.30pm (Doors/ bar open 7pm)Panama Hat New Orleans Jazz Band, great live music in a unique setting. Tickets on the door £5 Raffle in aid of Julia's House. Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656, info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Thu 9 Nov7.30pmRingwood & District Community Association Council MeetingGreyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sat 11 Nov10am - 3pm.Wimborne in Bloom’s 25th Anniversary Annual Charities Fair. An opportunity for local charities to have a table and raise money for their own good causes. Tables cost £15 each. There will be a Hamper Raffle at the event. 50 pence/ person, children free.Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne. Contact the Chairman Richard Nunn on 01202 888793 to book a table.
Sun 12 Nov10amRingwood & Burley Band. Remembrance DayBurley Village Centre
Mon 13 Nov10am - 12 noon Mon -Sat (Wed to 2.30 pm)Liberty Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre's Exhibition depicting the history and work of the centre.Learn about their birds and animals, their breeding programs and conservation projects. Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656, info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Tue 14 Nov7pmAn Evening of Clairvoyance with Jenny Docherty, popular spiritualist medium, Jenny Docherty, gives a demonstration of Clairvoyance. Booking essential.Tickets £8 per person available at the library, through the booking line on 01425 474255 or online at www.hants.gov.uk/shopBooking essential.
Wed 15 Nov10am - 1pmWildlife Art Class - Woodpecker . An introduction to learners to skills and techniques required to create layered and coloured pencil wildlife artwork. Each artist will complete a small picture within the session using the products provided.Ringwood Library, call in to your Library for more information or call 01425 474255 or online at www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 15 Nov7.30pmEast Dorset NT Assoc - AGM followed by talk - Tim Turner, General Manager at Kingston Lacy entitled 'Rediscovering Kingston Lacy'. All welcome. Barrington Centre, Penny's Walk, Ferndown, BH22 9TH. Janet Matthews 01202 855001. www.ednta.org
Thu 16 Nov2pmU3A Event: Susan Howe: "History Minus the Boring Bits." Susan will tell us a host of stories of such as why Charles 11 keeps popping out of his coffin; which stately home has a ghost dog who shows guests to their room before disappearing; why Henry V's queen wasn't buried for over 200 years and other disgraceful historical facts you've never heard before. Visitors welcome.Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood. For more information please visit our website on www.ringwoodu3a.org.uk
Thu 16 NovMusic 7.30 to 10pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Meals can be taken in the resturant or in the venue.The Verwood Jazz Club is very happy to welcome the Old Hat Jazz Band on their first visit to the club. This band features some of the finest young jazz musicians London has to offer. They combine the quintesential sounds of the 20s and 30s with their own very inspiring and clever compositions with originality and characterful musicianship. They are very popular, whether they are playing at smaller jazz clubs or the larger Jazz Festivals. We are looking forward to a great experience of new stylish jazz throughout the session.St. Leonards Hotel. 185 Ringwood Road. St. Leonards. BH24 2PE. Near Ringwood (on A31). Hotel restaurant bookings 01425 - 471220. Jazz details, contact Janet 01202 873725 or Geoff 07798 721405.
Fri 17 Nov12noonWDCA Over 50's Lunch Club - 2 courses, £6.00. Tickets available from The Allendale Centre reception or from www.theallendale.orgThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Sat 18 Nov9am - 12pmGreyfriars Book Sale & Gift Stall - FREE admissionGreyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sat 18 Nov9.15am at the HubVisit to the Festival of Light at Longleat, for members and friends of Verwood U3A. Depart Longleat at 6pm. Seniors £31 per person. Adults £36 per personDepart from The Hub, Verwood. 01202 813558 for details
Sat 18 Nov10am - 12noonWimborne in Bloom’s 25th Anniversary Annual Pre-Christmas Coffee Morning. In addition to coffee and mince pies there will also be a raffle and a bring and buy stall. All are welcome.The home of Anthony and Christine Oliver, 34 Park Lane, Wimborne .
22 - 29 Nov9am - 12pmGreyfriars Gift Stall - FREE admissionGreyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
23 - 25 Nov7.30pmFordingbridge Players Spring Production - Curtain Up by Peter Quilter.Tickets £8 each.
The Victoria Rooms Fordingbridge. Tickets will be available in October either on-line via or Jessica’s, High Street, Fordingbridge, 01425 652395
Fri 24 Nov2.30pm - 4.30pmBonny Sartin (of the Yetties folk band fame) "Wassailing" a talk with poem and song about the ancient custom. Tickets £4.50 Includes CREAM TEA, tea, scone, jam and cream.Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656, info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Sat 25 Nov10.30am - 4.30pmDorset Carols - workshop with Dave Townsend of the Mellstock Band. £35 (£30 if booked and paid by end Oct)

Cranborne Village Hall, BH21 5QB. www.joyousisle.com. 01202 885294
Sun 26 Nov, 10am - 3pmStir-up Sunday at Kingston Lacy: Bring the children and come along to enjoy the Stir-Up Sunday tradition of making a Christmas pudding. Take a turn stirring the pudding mix and make a wish, before taking home your very own mini pudding. £2.50Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Mon 27 Nov2.30pmEast Dorset NT Assoc - Talk given by Roger and Sandra Downton - 'Around the World in 80 Hours'West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Road, West Moors, BH22 0HS. Janet Matthews 01202 855001. www.ednta.org
Sat 28 Oct9.30am - 11amNocturnal Nature II Join us for the "grand opening" of the small mammal traps we set the evening before to identify and release our catch of mice and voles. Investigate the moths caught in the light trap and, if there is time(!) take a short walk around the reserve in search of tracks and other signs of other nocturnal wildlife. Booking essential, suitable for, but not exclusive to, families, suggested donation £4. Children must be accompanied by adults. 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.
Wed 29 Nov7.30pmVerwood Keyboard Society - Elizabeth Harrison entertains on a Roland Atelier Keyboard. Visitors £10.Hub Theatre, Verwood Contact Janetta Lakin 01202 822936
Thu 30 Nov7.30pm (Doors/ bar open 7pm)Memphis Jazzmen, great music, great atmosphere. Tickets on the door £7 Raffle in aid of Julia's HouseRingwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656, info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org

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