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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
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 24 Jun9am - 5pmAn Exhibition by Linda Rowe creates a stunning range of individually designed glass pictures, all handmade in Dorset.
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET.
Until Jul9am - 4pmMegan Holman Coffee Lounge - Exhibition of Greyfriars memorabilia - celebrating 60 years of GreyfriarsGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
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 22 Dec10am - 4pm (Mon - Sat) 10am - 4.30pm (Up to 31 Oct - Mon - Sat)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
JUNE2018
From Jun-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
7, 14, 21,28 Jun 5 & 12 Jul 10am - 12 noonSpring Clean Your Life:Topics to include diet, nutrition, life style making changes, improving self confidence, dealing with stress and relaxation techniques. A FREE 6 week courseRingwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW. Call the booking line 01425 474255.
Fri 15 Jun9.30am - 4.30pmSculpture in the Garden. Join Sarah Moore for a full day's Bath stone carving workshop. £75. Booking essentialKnoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, BH21 7ND. Call Sarah Moore on 01202 877183
Sat 16 Jun10.30am - 12.30 pmGarden Wildlife Walk - for adults and older children. Reconnect with nature or try your hand at wildlife photography. £10, booking essentialKnoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, BH21 7ND. Call the nursery on 01202 873931 to book.
Fri 15, 29 Jun10.30am - 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 15, 22, 29 Jun11am - 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.
Sat 16 Jun2.30pm-4pmVerwood Horticultural Society Summer show. All welcome to enter. Free to enter. Entry to see the show £0.50. Society handbook containing the classes to enter available from www.verwoodhs.co.uk under programme and handbookVerwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. www.verwoodhs.co.uk. 01202 822289
Sat 16 Jun7.30pm. Doors open 7pmFairytales for Grown-ups. TATTERHOOD & TRICKSTERLAND. Performance storytelling with TUUP. A double bill of performance storytelling by Martin Shaw & Nell Phoenix. There is a place where that which is broken can be mended; thoughts can be heard; old bones speak; and everyone wants revenge. Tickets: £11 adults. £6 children 12+ (booking fees apply). Advance booking highly recommended. Wrap up warm, bring a cushion and a torch, & wear sensible shoes!The Earthouse. The Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP. Booking via website www.ticketsource.co.uk, or 01202 888 992 (office hours)
Sun 17 Jun2pm - 2.45pm & 3.15pm - 4pmMusic afternoon with The FB Pocket Orchestra: This Father's Day enjoy an afternoon on the south lawns whilst soaking up the tunes performed by The FB Pocket Orchestra. Sit back, relax, bring a picnic or enjoy a glass of Pimms.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Sun 17 Jun3pm - 5pmFree Picnic in the Park Brass Band Concert - Bring your deckchairs and refreshments for a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to the Verwood Concert Brass Training Band perform an open air concert. NOTE: In the event of poor weather the event will be cancelled. Please check www.verwoodconcertbrass.co.uk before setting out.Verwood Recreation Ground next to the Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA.
Sat 16 Jun2.30pm - 4pmA BIG (wet!) Wild Weekend wildlife discovery event! Join us IN the Dockens Water river and find out what is hiding beneath the surface and amongst the stones, from bullheads and minnows to freshwater shrimp and caddis fly larvae. A sense of fun and adventure, wellies and a change of socks and shoes are a must, a change of clothes advised! Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential, suggested donation £4 per personTo 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 18, 25 Jun 2 Jul10am - 12noonGet more from your iPad: gain a more in depth knowledge of what you can do with your iPad and problem solving, This is a follow from the initial 'Get to know your iPad' course. FREE 6 hour course. Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW. Call the booking line 01425 474255.
Tue 19 Jun10.15am - 12 noonGreyfriars Literary Group - various talks eg: John Aubrey, Virginia Woolf, Louisa Alcott, Hamlet and Behind the Scenes at the Museum. £5 per session payable on the doorGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Tue 19 Jun3.30pm - 4.30pmChatterbooks: For children aged 7 - 11 Book themed crafting and games. 3rd Tuesday of each month. No need to book, just turn up on the day.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW. Email: ringwood.library@hants.gov.uk
Thu 21 Jun9am - 10amYoga in the garden. Enjoy outdoor yoga before the garden opens to the public. £8Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, BH21 7ND. Call Jackie Hayfield to book on 07955 587772
Thu 21 Jun10.30am - 12noonDesigning in the Naturalistic Style - join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden as he explains the techniques behind his naturalistic wildlife-friendly style, then take home his practical advice. £15 booking essential.Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND. Book on 01202 873931 or www.knollgardens.co.uk
Thu 21 Jun2pm - 4pmMid-Summer Bugs Join the Reserves Officer for a guided wak around Blashford Lakes in search of summer wildlife, including dragonflies, butterflies, moths and a host of other insects! Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential, suggested donation £4 per person.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.
Thu 21 Jun2pmRingwood U3A. Tony Flux of the National Trust -Caring for the coast - The next 100 years. National Trust Coast and Marine Adviser for the South West.Greyfriars Community Centre. 44 Christchurch Rd, Ringwood BH24 1DW. www.ringwoodu3a.org.uk
Thu 21 Jun7.30pmSummer Soundtracks Concert. A lighthearted and fun concert featuring an eclectic mix of classical and popular music played by the Bournemouth and District Concert Band. Tickets are £8/£6 concessions and can be purchased on the door or ahead at www.bournemouthanddistrictconcertband.co.uk
St. Peter's Church, BH1 2EE
St. Peter's Church, 4 Hinton Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 2EE. www.bournemouthanddistrictconcertband.co.uk
Thu 21 JunMusic 7.30pm - 10pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Verwood Traditional Jazz Club are very pleased to welcome Richard Leach's 7 Stars of Jazz on their first visit to our new venue. A very entertaining band based on the styles of the Alex Welsh bands. Meals can be taken in the restaurant or in the venue.VENUE: 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 22 Jun10am - 4pmDorset Wildlife Trust Members Day. Free garden admission to DWT members and volunteers or anyone joining DWT on the day. Please show proof of membership on arrivalKnoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND. 01202 873931 or www.knollgardens.co.uk
Sat 23 Jun2pm - 4pmCatch the Bug Explore the meadow and discover a fantastic and fascinating minature world of grasshoppers, crickets, damselflies, spiders, and bugs galore! Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Please book, suggested donation £4 per personTo 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 23 Jun7.30pmBroadstone Community Concert Band Summer Concert: a delightful evening of musical entertainment from this highly acclaimed amateur wind band. Tickets £10 from the Lighthouse or members of the band.Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG. www.broadstone-community-concert-band.co.uk
Sat 23 Jun7.30pmDanceAway Saturday Evening Social Dance. Ballroom/Latin American/Popular Sequence. Non-stop dancing. Large maple wood sprung dance floor. All abilities welcome. Bar open. Tickets £5 in advance from DanceAway or £6 on the door.The Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Sun 24 Jun9.30am - 5.30pmRising Voices Wessex are holding a Big Sing - songs from the musicals. We are fortunate to have Gavin Carr conducting, accompanied by Chris Dowie from the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Tickets for the day just £15 which includes lunch and £5 for the final performance at 4pm.Bournemouth School for Girls, Castle Gate Close, Castle Lane West, BH8 9UJ. www.risingvoices.org.uk or call 07 500 676 083
Sun 24 Jun10am - 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 25 Jun8.30am - 4.45pmVerwood U3A's trip to Devizes & Wadworth Brewery (members and friends welcome). Tickets £25.50 per person or £35.50 including canal trip.Coach departs from The Hub at 8.30am. 01202 826825 www.verwoodu3a.org.uk
26 Jun - 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
Wed 27 Jun7pmAn evening of Clairvoyance with Jenny Docherty. Back by popular demand. A unique delivery makes this an evening not to be missed. Tickets £8Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW. Call the booking line 01425 474255.
Wed 27 Jun7.30pm"Verwood in Tune" concert with Mark Thompson, Yamaha EL90 keyboardHub theatre Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE contact 01202 828740
Thu 28 Jun7.30pmIbsley & District Horticultural Society present "Bulbs Through The Seasons" -an illustrated talk by Kevin Hughes, Head Gardener at Heale House.Ibsley Village Hall. BH24 3NL. 01425 474077. e-mail: idhsinfo@gmail.com
Thu 28 Jun7:30pm (Doors/ bar open 7:00pm)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. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Sat 30 Jun7:30pm - 10pmMusic from the Stage & Screen - The Verwood Concert Brass Summer Concert will be packed full of fabulous music from shows, musicals, films and TV. Book early to avoid disappointment of missing out on what will be a fabulous show in its own right.
Tickets £10 or £6 for under 19's from The Verwood Hub box office.
The Hub Verwood, Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE
Phone:01202 828740
JULY2018
Mon 2 Jul10.30am-12noon OR 1pm-2.30pmWildlife Tots: In the Meadow 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.
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
Tue 3 Jul10.15am - 12 noonGreyfriars Literary Group - various talks eg: John Aubrey, Virginia Woolf, Louisa Alcott, Hamlet and Behind the Scenes at the Museum. £5 per session payable on the doorGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Tue 3 Jul7.30.pmVerwood Flower Club invite you to come and enjoy a floral demonstration by Carolyn Vanstone entitled "Women of Influence". Entry for visitors £3. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. 01202 820413
Wed 4 Jul-Weasel: Wildlife Art Workshop - Learn the skills and techniques to create a layered colour pencil artwork. No previous drawing experience required. £15.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW. Call the booking line 01425 474255.
Thu 5 Jul7.30pmVerwood Horticultural Society invite everyone to a talk by Derek Luther on The Trials and tribulations of a horticultural Speaker. Entry £3 for non members. £1 for members.Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. www.verwoodhs.co.uk. 01202 822289
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.
Sat 7 Jul10.30am - 3pmFamily Wildlife Safari Bring a picnic, wellies and a sense of fun and adventure to explore and discover the wealth of willdife Blashford has to offer. Including pond and river dipping, moth trapping, bug hunting and bird watching as whim and weather takes us! Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Booking essential, suggested donation £8 per person. 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.
Sun 8 JulFrom 10am. Parade laps from 1.30pm. Race starts at 2pmThe Ringwood Brewery British Pedal Car Grand Prix is a one day event packed with adrenaline filled races around Ringwood's historical town center. Teams of up to 42 race through the towns roads battling for the podium positions. The event also raises sponsorship money that is then donated to various charities decided by pedal car committee.Ringwood town centre. www.britishpedalcargrandprix.org
Thu 12 Jul10.30am - 12noonDesigning in the Naturalistic Style - join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden as he explains the techniques behind his naturalistic wildlife-friendly style, then take home his practical advice. £15 booking essentialKnoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND. Book on 01202 873931 or www.knollgardens.co.uk
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.
14 Jul - 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.
Sat 14 Jul11am - 4pmWild and Wonderful Bees - open you eyes to the wonderful world of bees as you learn from experts with fun guided walks, talks and activities for all the family. Reduced admission cost which will be donated to the Knoll Gardens Foundation.Family ticket (2+2) £15. No booking required.Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND. 01202 873931 or www.knollgardens.co.uk
Sun 15 Jul3pm - 5pmFree Picnic in the Park Brass Band Concert - Bring your deckchairs for a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to the Verwood Concert Brass Band - Dorset's No1 brass band - perform an open air concert. NOTE: In the event of poor weather the event will be cancelled. Please check www.verwoodconcertbrass.co.uk before setting out. Tea/coffee and cakes will be on sale but feel free to bring your own refreshements too.Verwood Recreation Ground next to the Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA.

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