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Daily until Nov 2019Normal opening HoursBeyond the portrait at Kingston Lacy: 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. Discover more about the women beyond the portrait Further details on our website.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Monthly from Feb to Dec10amEstate 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
Throughout 2019: 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 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 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
Until 24 Feb10am-4pmCelebrating spring: Half term at Kingston Lacy: Discover the first signs of spring this half term by exploring the garden and parkland with a family activity pack and have a go at some spring-themed crafty fun.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Until 28 Feb10am-4pm Snowdrop season at Kingston Lacy: Walk through the Kingston Lacy gardens at this time of year and you will find carpets of brilliant white. The snowdrop walk stretches through the 40-acre garden for one and a half miles. With 1000s of bulbs and 40 variety of snowdrop the display at Kingston Lacy is quite spectacular and a true herald that spring is on its way.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Until 2 MarMon-Sat, 10am-12noon (Weds until 2.30pm)Ringwood Camera Club - an exhibition of photographs and imagery by members of the local camera club.Ringwood Meeting House & History Centre, 22 Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656
FEBRUARY2019
31 Jan 7,14,21,28 Feb 7 Mar10am-12noonCoastal scenes in Acrylics. price tbc. Booking RequiredRingwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
www.hants.gov.uk/shop
31 Jan 7,14,21,28 Feb
7 Mar
2pm-4pmWatercolour for beginners. price tbc. Booking RequiredRingwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Sun 3, 17 Feb10am - 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 11 Feb2pmWimborne Horticultural Society presents 'Adventures in Yunnan Province, China' by Rosemary LegrandQuarterjack Suite, Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
Mon 11 Feb7.30pm - 10pmWimborne Rotary Big Band Charity Jazz Concert. Donations.The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Tue 12 Feb3pm -6pmDots iPad Lending Scheme, FREERingwood Library, 01425 474255 www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 13 Feb10am-12noonBreakthrough to Confidence. Booking Required. FREERingwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
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Wed 13 Feb7pm for 7.30pmFilm - The Children Act - Tickets £5 - available from GreyfriarsGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW Tel: 01425 472613 Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Wed 13 FebMeet 7.15pm for 7.30pmEast Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) lecture: Orkney and Beyond. Find out more with Ben Buxton, Archaeologist. Visitors welcome. St. Catherine’s Church Hall, Lewens Lane, Wimborne BH21 1LE. www.dorset-archaeology.org.uk
Wed 13 Feb7.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - David Bailey will present a talk on 'Wildlife Photographer'.Barrington Centre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH. All welcome. Information Janet Matthews 01202 855001. www.ednta.org.
Sat 16 Feb7.30 pm"Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir Concert. A truly entertaining Concert showcasing popular songs for easy listening and performed in two segments with Compere and Guest Artiste. Tickets £7-00 either at the door or 01202-824339.Verwood Methodist Church, Vicarage Road, Verwood BH31 6D. Concert in aid of "Future Pillars (Zambia)". Advance ticket purchase recommended. Please see Website www.bourne2singchoir.uk for further information.
Sun 17 Feb9.30am - 4pmGrandma's Attic Antiques and Collectors' Fair. Free entryThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org
Thu 14,21,28 Feb, 7 Mar10am-12noonCoastal scenes in Acrylics. £60. Booking RequiredRingwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Thu 14, 21, 28 Feb, 7 Mar2pm - 4pmWatercolour for Beginners, £60Ringwood Library, 01425 474255 www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Fri 15 Feb10am - 12pmGreyfriars Study Group - The Prehistory of Britain by Nick Griffiths - 7 x weekly meetings - Fee £50 - Book through Greyfriars OfficeGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sat 16 Feb10.30am - 12.30pmU3A Ringwood – Open day – Come along and find out more about the activities on offer e.g. book groups, singing for fun, crafts men’s group and many more .Anne Rose Hall, Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Free tea, coffee and biscuits. www.ringwoodu3a.org.uk
Sun 17 Feb10am - 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 18 Feb10am - 12noonGreyfriars Study Group - Music - History through Music by Richard Hall - Fee £40 - Book through Greyfriars OfficeGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Mon 18 Feb10.30am - 12noonWeave a Willow Bird Feeder Make a bird feeder out of willow before seeing what you can spot from the woodland hide. The bird feeder will be filled with a suet and bird seed mix so be prepared to get messy! Children must be accompanied, sorry no dogs. Cost £5 per feeder, 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.
Tue 19 Feb12.50pm - 7.15pmNHS Blood DonationsVisit www.blood.co.uk to register and book
Tue 19 Feb3.30pm - 5pmNew Forest Ranger Visit, FREE Childrens Activity learning about the New Forest wildlife featuring Deer Skins, Antlers, Skulls and Bird Nests Ringwood Library, 01425 474255 www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 20, 27 Feb & 6 Mar 10am-12noonIntroduction to Wet felting. FREE. £24 payable to tutor for materials. Booking RequiredRingwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
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Wed 20 Feb10am - 3pmBig Bird Watch A Wild Day Out for 7-12 year olds. Join the team for indoor craft and a winter bird watch. We will be exploring the further flung hides and footpaths so children should be equipped for a good walk. Admission £18.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.
Wed 20 Feb2pm - 4pmWDCA Under 10s Disco, £4The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS, 01202 887247 or www.theallendale.org
Thu 21 Feb10am-3pmJoin Forest Forge Theatre on an adventure across the seven seas as they explore the tale of ‘Lily and the Albatross’, coming to Forest Forge on the 23rd February. Using puppetry, drama and sea shanty songs, they will explore Lily’s world and discover how the play was created in this one day workshop for over 5's. £20pp.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. 
Thu 21 Feb10am - 3pmLittle Bird Watch A Wild Day Out for 5-8 year olds. Join the team for indoor craft and a winter bird watch. We will be exploring the further flung hides and footpaths so children should be equipped for a good walk. Admission £18.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.
Thu 21 Feb2pmU3A Ringwood’s Monthly Meeting – Gale Gould talking about ‘The Hampshire Wonder and other tales of history. Visitors/potential new members welcome £2Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Rd, Ringwood BH24 1DW. www.ringwoodu3a.org.uk
Thu 21 Feb7pmJazz Night at the Meeting House - Memphis Jazzmen. General Entry - £7Ringwood Meeting House & History Centre, 22 Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656
Thu 21 FebMusic 7.30pm - 10pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Meals can be taken in the resturant or in the venue.Verwood Traditional Jazz Club welcomes, on their return visit to our club, Kevin Grenfell's Jazz Giants. They play exciting jazz with the influences ranging from traditional older jazz standards through to the newer additions of the early 20th century. Tonights band has a special guest, on the reeds, the very talented and internationally acclaimed Jeremy Huggett. This should be a very entertaining evening. 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 22 Feb10.30am - 12noonBlashford Buggy Walk Join us for a buggy walk around Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. Get outside, get fit and discover the wonderful wildlife living on your doorstep! The site is dog free with buggy friendly paths. We meet on alternate Friday mornings. 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 22 Feb6.30pm - 8pmWinter Night Walk Don’t be afraid of the dark...set off into the gloaming on a family multi-sensory night time adventure! Suggested donation £4 per person. Booking essential. Children must be accompanied, 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 22 Feb7.30pmAvon Valley Concerts - Music Recital Emily Sun, violin & Jennifer Hughes piano. Programme includes works by Beethoven, Poulenc, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Tickets £15 Trinity Centre, Ringwood, BH24 1DH
Sat 23 Feb9am - 12noonWimborne Rotary PSA Blood TestsThe Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Dorset. BH21 1AS. 01202 887247 - info@theallendale.org, www.theallendale.org. Book at www.rotary.ribi.org
Sat 23 Feb2pmTall Tree Theatre's production of 'Lily & The Albatross' comes to Forest Forge Theatre! This wonderful family show is a story about a small family of three, the legend of Great Captain Markham and how they learn to fly in the face of a storm. 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. 
23 Feb - 4 AprVarious times from 4pm -8.30pmFOREST FORGE YOUTH THEATRE returns for a new season. Groups run weekly on a Wednesday or Thursday evening depending on your age. Our youth theatre offers fantastic opportunities for anyone aged 7-21 years to create dynamic ensemble performanceForest 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 24 Feb2pm - 4pmRoller City SouthBook at www.rollercitysouth.co.uk
Mon 25 Feb2.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - Charlie North-Lewis, Tivoli Theatre Director, will present a talk on The Tivoli Theatre.West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Road, West Moors, BH22 0HZ. All welcome. Information Janet Matthews 01202 855001, www.ednta.org.
Tue 26 Feb, 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar, 2nd Apr10am - 12noonMaking Memories including Scrapbooking and Family History, FREE Ringwood Library, 01425 474255 www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 27 Feb, 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar, 3 Apr10am - 12noonDrawing for Beginners, £60Ringwood Library, 01425 474255 www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 27 Feb10am or 11.30amGet Up and Bounce. Tickets £4.Book through www.theallendale.org
27 Feb 6,13,20,27 Mar & 3 Apr10am-12noonDrawing for beginners. price tbc. Booking RequiredRingwood Library, Christchurch Road, BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Wed 27 Feb1-3pmLearn How to Ecobrick! Find out more about this clever way to reduce waste, pollution and help community building projects. Ringwood Library. For more information and what to bring, please contact Ruth: 07964 764455 or our facebook group: Ecobrick Ringwood Area.
Wed 27 Feb2pm"Verwood in Tune" - afternoon of music by Brett Wales on a Wersi keyboard. £8Verwood Hub BH31 7QE
Wed 27 Feb6.30pm - 8.30pmGirl.Boy.Child. Following a sell-out performance in London, renowned singer songwriter David McAlmont brings his unique show to us for an exclusive performance at the home of William John Bankes, who inspired his work. Described as a “poignant queer tale for our times”, girl.boy.child is a mesmerising blend of history, song and image that explores the lives of three people who challenged the conventions of sexuality and gender of their day: Christopher St John, William John Bankes and Henry Cyril Paget. Tickets £12-15. Booking essential.

The performance will bring to life extraordinary tales of these three pioneers and their deep connections to the places they created and inhabited.
Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
MARCH2019
Fri 1, 8, 15 Mar 2pm - 4pmGetting Started as a Writer, FREE Ringwood Library, 01425 474255 www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Fri 1 Mar7.30pmWimborne in Bloom Wine and Wisdom Quizwww.wimborneinbloom.co.uk
Sat 2 Mar7.30pmCharity Vintage Style Gala Dinner. Live music from The Blue Stockings. Charity Auction for Macmillan and Mosaic Dress code: Vintage or Black TieBentley's Restaurant, Dudsbury Golf Club, Ferndown, BH22 8ST. £40 per person includes welcome drink and 3 course dinner. Tickets from Toni Coombs 07947 002000 cllr.tcoombs@eastdorset.gov.uk
Sat 2 Mar7.45pm - 11.30pmJive'n'Kickin' Modern Jive Freestyle NightsVarious - see www.jiveandkicking.co.uk
Sun 3, 17 Mar10am - 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.
Sun 3 Mar2pm - 4pmRoller City SouthBook at www.rollercitysouth.co.uk
3 - 30 MarMon-Sat, 10am-12noon (Weds until 2.30pm)Wellworthy - an exhibition showcasing the former engineering works by archivist John HawkinsRingwood Meeting House & History Centre, 22 Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656

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