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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
Once a month10amEstate 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
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’s always time for a cuppa and chat afterwards as well! Forest Forge Theatre, Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane, RIngwood, New Forest, BH24 1SF. admin@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
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 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, New Forest, BH24 1SF. admin@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, New Forest, BH24 1SF. admin@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
Every Wed & ThuSee website for group times.Forest 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, New Forest, BH24 1SF. admin@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
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, New Forest, BH24 1SF. admin@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
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
Every Fri9.30am - 10amTots and Tinies. Drop inFordingbridge Library , Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ.
Every Fri9.30amRhyme-time for under 5’s.
Fordingbridge 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 22 Dec4pm - 6.30pm (Fri) 11am - 6pm (Sat & Sun)Meet Santa at Kingston Lacy: Add a little magic to the festive season with a trip to see Santa in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. Tickets £5 per child, normal admission applies. Pre-booking essential. Full details on website.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Until 22 DecMon - Sat 10am - 4.30pm (Up to 31 Oct) 10am - 4pm (From 1 Nov - 22 Dec)Hats for All Occasions: Costume exhibition exploring how people have expressed themselves in their choice of headwear. Normal admission charge.Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Until 22 Dec10am - 4pm (Mon - Sat)Tivoli Theatre: Exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the relaunched Tivoli Theatre.Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Until 30 Dec (closed 25 Dec)4pm-7pm (Wed - Sun)Illuminated Garden at Kingston Lacy: Wrap up warm and see the house and garden bathed in light this December with a new illuminated experience transforming the Formal Garden as darkness falls. Full details on website.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Until 1 Jan (closed 25 Dec)11am - 3.30pm (Mon & Tue)
11am - 6pm (Wed- Sun)
Christmas in the house at Kingston Lacy: Get into the festive spirit this December with a visit to the house at Kingston Lacy. This year enjoy a brand new experience as we celebrate the creativity of Christmases old and new. Full details on website. Booking advised.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Until 5 Jan 2019Normal opening HoursA major new exhibition ‘Hoards: A Hidden History of Ancient Britain’ aims to reveal some of the fascinating stories behind the headlines of buried treasure, with displays of hoards from across the British Isles. Normal admission charges apply.Main Exhibition Galleries. The Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN. www.salisburymuseum.org.uk
Until 16 Feb 2019Museum opening hours: 10am - 5pm (Mon - Sat) 12 Noon - 5pm Sun(from 27 May - 30 Sep)The work Anello Flow by Almuth Tebbenhoff currently on display outside on the ‘Wessex Plinth’, is part of a wider programme to showcase the best in contemporary sculpture at the museum. No booking required. Normal admission charges apply £8 Adults, £4 Children.
Small 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
NOVEMBER2018
Fri 2, 16, 30 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. 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.
19, 26 Nov & 3 Dec2pm - 4pmGet more from your iPad: Kevin Message FREEFordingbridge Library, 2 Round Hill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ. 01425 657524 or www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Fri 30 Nov - Mon 1 Jan (closed 25 Dec)Mon & Tue 10am-4pm, Wed - Sun 10am-7pm Christmas at Kingston Lacy: During December Kingston Lacy is transformed both inside and out with twinkling lights, stunning decorations and delicate frosts. Full details on website.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
DECEMBER2018
Sat 1 Dec - Sat 19 JanVariousForest Forge Theatre Touring Christmas Show - Rumpelstiltskin. The Travelling Players will bring their trademark anarchic storytelling and beautiful imagery to this well-known story of the short man with the very long name. See it at venues across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. Forest Forge Theatre, Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane, RIngwood, New Forest, BH24 1SF. admin@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188.  Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk/event/rumpelstiltskin-christmas-show for details of venues.
1 - 9 Dec-Hurting to Healing is hosting an online auction. Thanks to donations from a range of very generous companies there are many items perfect for that much sought after Christmas present. Please help us to raise money so we can help more adults suffering from the consequences of childhood abuse. Check out the lots from 24th Nov & place your bids from 1st Dec, the auction closes at midnight on the 9th Dec.
The auction website is www.fundraising-auctions.bid/hurting2heal
1 Dec - 6 Jan10am-12noon(Mon - Sat) 10am-2.30pm(Wed)Michael Blake - Artist ExhibitionRingwood Meeting House & History Centre, 22 Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656
1 - 2 Dec10am - 4pmDorset Team Christmas Craft Fair 2018. Arts, Crafts, Vintage, AntiquesThe Allendale Centre. Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset - 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org. www.theallendale.org
Sat 1 Dec10.30am - 1pmFestive Wreath Workshop with Tracy Standish. Create a natural willow wreath for your front door and dress it with orange slices and cinnamon sticks for that delicious smell of Christmas. £30 limited numbers so booking essential.Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND. 01202 873931. www.knollgardens.co.uk
Sat 1 Dec2.30pmForest Forge Theatre Co presents - Rumpelstiltskin - Family show - Tickets available from Greyfriars or on-line via Forest Forge websiteGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sat 1 Dec4.30pm & 7.30pmOff The Gride - An immersive new play by David Lane that navigates a shocking and heart breaking human story through the underbelly of a hidden society. See it at Forest Forge Theatre. Adults £10, Concessions £8 (Concessions : U 18’s, Over 60’s, and Forest Forge Youth Theatre & Act Your Age)Forest Forge Theatre, Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane, RIngwood, New Forest, BH24 1SF. admin@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
Sun 2, 17 Dec10am - 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.No need to book, please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk for further information. The Pop-up Cafe will be at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Mon 3 Dec10.30am-12noon OR 1-2.30pmWildlife Tots: Dress a Tree Outdoor play, exploration and discovery for pre-school aged children and their parents or carers. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Suggested donation £4 per child. 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 4 Dec7.30. pm.Verwood Flower Club invite you to come and enjoy a Christmas floral demonstration by Coral Gardiner entitled "Festive Highlights" Entry for visitors £12 to include seasonal refreshments. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Contact 01202 820413 for more information.
Wed 5 Dec2pm - 5pmWildlife Art Workshop. £15.
Christmas Rose. Suitable for beginners.
Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 5 Dec7pm - 10pmBook Launch: Wimborne Minster, Portrait of a Town by Alan Bennett. Free entry.The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Thu 6 Dec7.30pmVerwood Horticultural Society invite everyone to a talk by Roger Hirons on Plants for problem areas (acid soil). Entry £3 for non members. £1 for members.Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. www.verwoodhs.co.uk. 01202 822289
Fri 7 Dec10am - 12.30pmGuided 4 mile walk: Badbury Rings & Kings Down Drove ( About 2.5 hours)Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Fri 7 Dec6.30pmDarling Edith, and Others: Rex Whistler in Letters. Readings by Jill Fenner and Edward Halsted. These wonderful insights into the life and thinking of Rex Whistler come from the museum’s archive of his letters to family and friends, and span his life from a schoolboy in 1917, to tank commander in 1944. Booking advised. £12 Members, £15 Non-Members
Lecture Hall. The Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN. 01722 332151. www.salisburymuseum.org.uk
Fri 7 Dec7.30pmAvon Valley Concerts presents Yulianna Avdeeva, in a musical recital including works by Debussy, Chopin and Mussorgsky. Tickets in advance from the website: £15, Students £3, under 16s freeUnited Reformed Church, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB. www.avonvalleyconcerts.com
Fri 7 Dec8pmFilm Club - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG). Adults only. £4The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Sat 8 Dec10am-12pmStray Dogs of Greece - market stall (forecourt)Ringwood Meeting House & History Centre, 22 Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656
Sat 8 Dec10am - 4pmThe Great Pudding Stir: Stir a bowl of Mrs Beeton’s Christmas pudding mix, make a wish and taste the finished product. Adult £1.50, Child £1Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Sat 8 Dec12noon for 12.30pmGreyfriars Jubilee Lunch with Scarlet Swing. Tickets £15 available from Greyfriars OfficeGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sat 8 Dec8pmMr Kyps presents Rollin' Stoned. 18+. Tickets £13.50The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Sun 9 Dec10.30am - 12.30pmFestive Family Willow Wreaths Creative family craft in time for Christmas! Enjoy a short walk gathering materials before creating and decorating a willow wreath to take home in time for Christmas. Suggested donation £4 per person. 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.
10 - 22 Dec10am to 4pm (Mon - Sat )Free Christmas Opening: The house, museum and garden will be offering free entry.Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Mon 10 Dec7.30pmWimborne Horticultural Society presents "Dorset through the Year" part 2 of his double bill by Paul Sturges. Please bring a plate of food for a shared supper as this is our Christmas Meeting. Members showing Membership cards £1, Non-Members £3Main Hall Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. www.wimbornehorticulturalsociety.btck.co.uk
Wed 12 Dec10am - 1pmArt Workshop. £15.
Christmas Snowman. Suitable for beginners.
Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 12 DecMeet 7.15pm for 7.30pmEast Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) lecture: Chess - the Air War over Britain and Germany. Find out more with Phil Judkins, University of Buckingham Visitors welcome. St. Catherine’s Church Hall, Lewens Lane, Wimborne BH21 1LE. www.dorset-archaeology.org.uk
Wed 12 Dec7.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - Steve Robson will present a talk on 'Charles Rolls & Britain's First International Aviation Meeting'.Barrington Centre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH. All welcome. Information Janet Matthews 01202 855001. www.ednta.org.
Thu 13 Dec7pmJazz Night at the Meeting House - Panama Hat New Orleans Jazz Band. General Entry - £7Ringwood Meeting House & History Centre, 22 Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656
Fri 14 Dec10.30am - 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 14 Dec12noon - 3pmWDCA Lunch Club. Tickets £6.50The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Fri 14 Dec7pmOrgan Christmas Concert with Chris Jones. General Entry - £7Ringwood Meeting House & History Centre, 22 Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656
Fri 14 DecDoors open 7pm Music 8pm -11pmSALISBURY JAZZ CLUB presents Sussex Jazz Kings. Presenting live jazz for listening & dancing since 1979. Ticket £10 – on sale at club in October & November. BAR – COFFEE – DANCING – RAFFLE – LARGE CAR PARKThe Stockman’s Lounge, Auction Centre, Netherhampton Road (A3094, Salisbury, Wilts. SP2 8RH
Sat 15 Dec10amChamber of Trade Children's Show. Tickets free, available from reception.The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Sat 15 Dec10am - 12noonJubilee Grand Draw & Coffee Morning - FREE admission - Great Prizes - Draw tickets available from Greyfriars OfficeGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
15 - 24 DecVariousRon Martin Management & Born2Perform present Best Ever Christmas Show - a modern day panto. Adults £12, Child £9.00, Family £39. Every child's ticket includes a free ice cream.The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Sat 15 Dec7.30pm - 10pmChristmas Concert by Verwood Concert Brass. A fabulous way to get in the Christmas mood with all three bands playing an entertaining array of seasonal tunes. Tickets from The Hub box office. £10 (£6 for under 19's). Book early to avoid disappointment. Always a sell out concert.The Hub, Verwood. 01202 828740. www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/sport-leisure/leisure-centres/verwood-hub/events-and-cinema
Sat 15 Dec7.30pmBroadstone Community Concert Band Christmas Concert: an evening of Christmas favourites and other popular tunes. Proceeds to local charities.Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1HT. www.broadstone-community-concert-band.co.uk
Sun 16 Dec3.30pm - 5.30 pmUnitarian Christmas ServiceThe Ringwood Meeting House, Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY.
Sun 16 Dec6pmCarol Service with The Verwood Training BandWoodlands Church
Tue 18 Dec10am - 12noonNew Forest Disability Information Service. Advice drop-in at Fordingbridge Library. Free, impartial, disability related information and advice. 3rd Tuesday of each month. No need to book, just turn up.Fordingbridge Library , Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ. 01425 657524
Tue 18 Dec7.30pm.RMDS Choir Christmas Concert.Tickets from rmds.org.uk or in person from Greyfriars £9Trinity Church, Chistchurch Rd, Ringwood. BH24 1DH
Wed 19 Dec11.30am - 12noonBeat Surgery at Fordingbridge Library. Speak with a member of your local safer neighbourhood team. Monthly on Tuesdays* (subject to change depending on operational needs) . FreeFordingbridge Library , Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ. 01425 657524
Wed 19 Dec10am-12pmStray Dogs of Greece - market stall (forecourt)Ringwood Meeting House & History Centre, 22 Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656
Wed 19 Dec12noon - 3pmWDCA Lunch Club. Tickets £6.50The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Wed 19 Dec12.50pm - 7.15pmNHS National Blood Donations. Visit blood.co.uk to register and bookThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Thurs 20 Dec2pmWDCA Film Club - Miracle on 34th Street. Tickets £5, includes tea and cakeThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Thu 20 Dec7pmJazz Night at the Meeting House - Memphis Jazzmen. Bar Available onsite. Raffle in aid of Julia's House. Free parking after 6pm in the Furlong Car Park opposite. Tickets £7The Ringwood Meeting House, Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Tickets on sale at the door. All enquiries 01202 885379
Thu 20 Dec7.30pmRMDS Choir Christmas Concert. Tickets from rmds.org.uk or in person from Greyfriars £12.50Ellingham Church, Ellingham, Ringwood. BH24 3PJ
Thu 20 DecMusic 7.30 to 10pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Meals can be taken in the restaurant or in the venue.Verwood Traditional Jazz Club welcome the return of "The Legendary All Stars" This quintet is a fabulous combination of probably the best musicians from throughout the country with a superb depth of experience and knowledge of all jazz music genres. Legends in their own lifetime. This is our Jazz club special band for the club's re-launch and is highly recommended. Arrive early. Attendance last time was 95. Almost a full venue. Don't miss this one!!NEW VENUE: RINGWOOD CONSERVATIVE CLUB. 22 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD. RINGWOOD. BH24 1DN. Restaurant bookings 01425 - 473433. Jazz details, contact Geoff 01202 822038 or 07798 721405.
Fri 21 Dec7.30pmRMDS Choir Christmas Concert. Tickets from rmds.org.uk or in person from Greyfriars £9Parish Church, Market Place, Ringwood BH24 1AW
Fri 28 Dec10am - 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.
JANUARY2019
1, 6, 20 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 to March. 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. The Pop-up Cafe will be at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Wed 2 Jan10.30am - 12.30pmWDCA Kids' Film Club - Rise of the Guardians (PG). Tickets £4The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Fri 4 JanTimes tbcFun Science workshops. £4 per childThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Sat 5 Jan7.30pmJive'n'Kickin'The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Mon 7 Jan10.30am-12noon OR 1-2.30pmWildlife Tots: Stickman 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.
9,16,23,30 Jan 6 & 13 Feb 10am-12noonBreakthrough to Confidence. Booking Required. FREERingwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 9 Jan7pm for 7.30pmFilm Evening - TBA - Tickets £5 from Greyfriars OfficeGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Wed 9 JanMeet 7.15pm for 7.30pmEast Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) lecture: Neolithic Imports or Collector's Losses? Find out more about continental axe-heads in Britain with Kath Walker, Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth University. Visitors welcome. St. Catherine’s Church Hall, Lewens Lane, Wimborne BH21 1LE. www.dorset-archaeology.org.uk
Thu 10,17 & 24 Jan10am-12noonStarting a Website for a business. Price tbc. Booking Required
Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Thu 10 Jan7pmJazz Night at the Meeting House - Panama Hat New Orleans Jazz Band. General Entry - £7Ringwood Meeting House & History Centre, 22 Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656
Fri 11, 25 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. 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 11 Jan12pm - 3pmWDCA Lunch ClubThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org

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