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Monthly during 2019 & 202010amEstate Walks 2019/20. 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 3rd Mon of the month during 2019 & 20209.30am-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 is always time for a cuppa and chat afterwards as well! Forest Forge Theatre, Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane, RIngwood, BH24 1SF. hello@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
Mon until 16 Dec10am-12noon Job Club - Drop in every Monday to get help with motivation, goal setting, job application and CV help, support and advice.  FREERingwood Library. 01425 474255
Mon until 16 Dec1pm-3pm Digital Skill Support - Drop in every Monday to get help with motivation, goal setting, job application and CV help, support and advice. FREERingwood Library. 01425 474255
Every Tue10am - 11amCoffee Morning. Come and Join us for coffee, tea a biscuit and a chat. All Welcome
Held in the Meeting Room at the front of St Michael's Church, Church Hill, Verwood. 01202 813256
Every Tue10am - 12 noonBring your own projects to this NEW craft clubFordingbridge Library. No need to book, just turn up!
Every Tue1.30pmBuggybeat Wimborne; outdoor fitness for you, baby/ toddler comes too. Suitable for ALL fitness levels and open to Mums, Dads, grandparents and carers. Free trial session (pre-booking required) and then from £6.50 per session for block of six. Redcot's Park, Wimborne. Kkeelingfitness@gmail.com
Every 2nd Tue of the month7pm - 9pmEpilepsy Action Bournemouth & Poole Branch. We provide support for anyone affected by epilepsy. /facebook.com/epilepsyactionbournemouthpoole,Meet at The Barking Cat AleHouse, 184 Ashley Rd, Poole, BH14 9BY. 07833663051 eabournemouth@sky.com, www.epilepsy.org.uk
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, BH24 1SF. hello@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, BH24 1SF. admin@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
Every Wed & ThuSee website for group times which depend on ageForest 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,BH24 1SF. hello@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
Every Thu9.30am-11am (Pleae arrive at 9.15am)Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active. Free cycle rides. Bikes can be hired at £2.50 but booking is essential. Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy. Book on 01425 470721
Every Thu10amBuggybeat Wimborne; outdoor fitness for you, baby/ toddler comes too. Suitable for ALL fitness levels and open to Mums, Dads, grandparents and carers. Free trial session (pre-booking required) and then from £6.50 per session for block of six. Redcot’s Park, Wimborne. Kkeelingfitness@gmail.com
Every Thu10.30am - 11.30amSing and Sign - baby sign language classesThe Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 1AS. Hannah, 07809 114858, hannahstorey@singandsign.co.uk
Every 3rd Thu of the month10.30am - 11.30amCoffee Morning. Come and Join us for coffee, tea a biscuit and a chat. All Welcome
All Saints Church, Three Legged Cross. 01202 813256
Every Other Thu2pmKnit and Knatter
Fordingbridge Library , Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ.
Every 2nd Thu of the month7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)Jazz night - Panama Hats New Orleans Jazz Band (2nd Thursday of every month) Admission £5Ringwood Meeting House. Meeting House Lane. Ringwood BH24 1EY. info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Last Thu of the month7.30pmJazz night - Memphis JazzMen Admission £7Ringwood Meeting House. Meeting House Lane. Ringwood BH24 1EY. info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
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, BH24 1SF. hello@forestforgetheatre.co.uk, 01425 470188. Visit www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk for details. 
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 2 Jan8am - 8pmSalisbury Group of Artists Annual Winter Exhibition. This ever popular seasonal event returns to brighten up the Hospital corridors. All artworks are for sale at affordable prices & commission on all sales goes to the Hospital’s ArtCare Fund that provides permanent artworks and projects that benefit patients, staff and visitors to the hospital. Free admission.Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road, Salisbury, SP2 8BJ. www.salisburygroupofartists.co.uk
Until 11 Jan10am - 5pm(Mon - Sat)The Salisbury Museum is delighted to announce that it will be the first venue on a tour of the winners of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019. This open exhibition is a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists and makers in the field. No booking required. Normal admission charges apply. £8 Adults, £4 Children, £20 Family

The Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN. www.salisburymuseum.org.uk
Until 18 Jan2pm - 5pmForest Forge and Bumblefly Theatre's Christmas Show - Little Red Riding Hood - Tickets available on website and at Greyfriars. Adults £8, Children £5Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 - office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
DECEMBER2019
Sun 1, 15 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 until the end of January. 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. Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
2 - 31 Dec10am -12noon (Mon - Sat), 10am - 2.30pm (Wed)Popular Ringwood artist, Michael Blake, has a new exhibition of original paintings coming to the Meeting House. Including well known Ringwood landmarks, & wild animals, trains, birds, seascapes etc. both framed and on canvas. Also for sale will be a beautiful range of handmade Christmas cards by Jayne Blake at £1. 10% of sale proceeds will be going to this year’s chosen charity, Tiny Tickers.”Ringwood Meeting House. Meeting House Lane. Ringwood BH24 1EY. info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Mon 2 Dec10.30am-12noon OR 1pm-2.30pmWildlife Tots: Dress a Tree Outdoor play, exploration and discovery for pre-school aged children and their parents or carers. Suggested donation £5 per child, cash only please. 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 3 Dec7.30.pmVerwood Flower Club invite you to join us for a Christmas themed demonstration by Nicky Heal entitled "Christmas at Home" This event is ticket only. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Info 01202 814419.
4 Dec - 5 Jan 2020Mon & Tue 10am-4pm, Wed - Sun 10am-7pmChristmas at Kingston Lacy: Collect a timed ticket for Kingston Lacy house and discover rooms filled with twinkling lights and stunning decorations. Venture outside to see the Formal Gardens transformed by illuminations, interactive lights and festive music (Wed-Sun, 4pm-7pm). Family trail and crafts availible. Full details on the website. Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
4 - 9 Dec10am-4pm (Mon - Sat) 1pm-4pm (Sun)Christmas Tree Festival. Donations in aid of Going for Bust, a local breast cancer Charity. Refreshments available. Admission FreeWimborne United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, BH21 1PP
Thu 5 DecDoors open 7pm - 7.30pm StartByron Jones in Concert - Welsh Wizard Organ Concert. "A Master of the Organ - Music for All" Tickets £7.50Ringwood Meeting House. Meeting House Lane. Ringwood BH24 1EY. info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Thu 5 Dec7.30pmVerwood Horticultural Society extends an open invitation to a talk by guest speaker Marcus Dancer on Trees and Shrubs for Winter Interest. Non members £3 entry. Members £1 entry.Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA.
6 - 7 Dec6pm (Fri), 10am - 4pm (Sat)Christmas shopping with Handmade Wimborne and Bolla Bags. Free entryAllendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247. info@theallendale.org
Fri 6 Dec7.30pmChristmas Party at Greyfriars - £25 per person for 3 Course Meal + Disco - for further information please contact Greyfriars OfficeGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 - office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sat 7 Dec10amGreat Santa Fun Run Returns to Wimborne. Adult £10, U12 £5 & includes a Santa suit for the first 100 who sign-up to take part. Route around the sports field & also a walking section through part of the town.Allenbourn Middle School, East Street, Wimborne. To enter as an individual or a team, email cmogg2@btinternet.com. Info from www.wimbornerotary.org
Sat 7 Dec10.30am - 1pmFestive succulent wreath workshop with Tracy Standish and Laura Hall. £45 Book online.Knoll Gardens, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, BH21 7ND 01202 873931
Sat 7 Dec10.30am - 4pmPlaywriting workshop with David Lane. This day-long workshop invites writers to gear themselves up with a variety of tools for invigorating their playwriting with imagination, searching for dynamic dramatic and theatrical potential in their ideas.Forest Forge Theatre, Crow Arch Lane, Endeavour Park, Ringwood, BH24 1SF. 01425 470188. www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk
Sat 7 Dec1pm - 9pmVerwood Rotary Club invite you to Verwood Christmas Extravaganza. Father Christmas will visit his Grotto on Ferrett Green. The lights will be switched on, the Training Band will play & carols will be sung around the tree. The Heritage Centre will supply Hot Coffee while outside the Twinning Assoc will supply mulled wine and marshmallows, plus many other local stalls and rides.Ferrett's Green, Verwood BH31 6HF
Sun 8 Dec10amCircus Berzercus - free children's show. Tickets available from reception. Followed by an afternoon of Christmas entertainment. Free entry.Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Mon 9 Dec7.30 pmWimborne Horticultural Society Christmas Meeting & a talk -The Experience of a Town Cryer' by Mr Andrews. Please bring a plate of food for our shared Seasonal American SupperThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS, 01202 887006 or www.wimbornehorticulturalsociety.btck.co.uk
Thu 12 Dec1.30pmGolden Oldies Film Club - It's a Wonderful Life. Tickets £5 from reception or www.theallendale.orgAllendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Fri 13 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. Suggested cash donation £2. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogsNo 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 13 Dec7.30pmAVON VALLEY CONCERTS presents The Gould Trio (piano,violin,cello) - one of the finest and versatile chamber ensemble performing in Britain today. Programme includes works by Haydn, Edward Rushton and Schubert. Adult £15 Student £3 U16 freeUnited Reformed Church, Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB
Fri 13 Dec8pm - 10.30pm (Doors open 7pm)Xmas Party with the SUSSEX JAZZ KINGS. BYO drinks, glasses & nibbles. TICKET ONLY.Michael Herbert Memorial Hall, South Street, Wilton SP2 0JS. Enquiries: 01672 564241 .
Sat 14 Dec10am - 12pmGrand Draw & Coffee Morning - Draw takes place at 11.30am - FREE EntryGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 -office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sat 14 Dec2:15pm for a 2.30pm startThe World Ship Society-Dorset Branch present an illustrated talk by Barry Peck about Cables Ships from 1970's. £2Broadstone Community & Arts Centre, 21 Dunyeats Road, Broadstone. BH18 8AB. Steve Pink 07831 111589 or steve@telecommerce.co.uk
14 - 24 DecVarious showsThe Best Ever Christmas Show. Adult £13, Child £9.50, Family £39. Free ice cream for each child.Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Sat 14 Dec7.30pm - 10pmChristmas Concert by Verwood Concert Brass. A fabulous way to get in the Christmas mood. Adult £10 U19 £6 from The Verwood Hub box office including online bookings via their 'Events' website page. Book early to avoid disappointment. Always a sell out concert.The Hub Verwood, Brock Way, Verwood BH31 7QE
Tel 01202 828740
Sat 14 Dec8pmJoin Forest Forge Theatre for a special evening of music, poetry, and laughter with Ricky Tart and friends. The line-up promises an evening full of entertainment, so gather your friends, sit back and relax, and enjoy a memorable night out.Forest Forge Theatre, Crow Arch Lane, Endeavour Park, Ringwood, BH24 1SF. 01425 470188. www.forestforgetheatre.co.uk
Tue 17 Dec7.30pm.RMDS Choir Christmas Concert. Tickets from rmds.org.uk or in person from Greyfriars £9Trinity Church, Chistchurch Rd, Ringwood. BH24 1DH
Wed 18 Dec1pmOver 50s Christmas Lunch Club. Traditional Christmas lunch and pudding with entertainment from singer Paul Michael. Tickets £8.50 from reception or www.theallendale.orgAllendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Thu 19 Dec7.30pmChristmas Party at Greyfriars - £25 per person for 3 Course Meal + Disco - for further information please contact Greyfriars OfficeGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 - office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Thu 19 Dec7.30pmRMDS Choir Christmas Concert. Tickets from rmds.org.uk or in person from Greyfriars £12.50Ellingham Church, Ellingham, Ringwood. BH24 3PJ
Fri 20 Dec7.30pmRMDS Choir Christmas Concert. Tickets from rmds.org.uk or in person from Greyfriars £9Trinity Church, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH
Tue 24 Dec6pmThe Rotary Club of Ringwood invite you to Christmas Eve in The Market Place. This event which has been going for more than 30 years, gives an opportunity for everyone to sing carols & children to give Father Christmas presents which will be passed on to children's homes and special schools in the area. The Salvation Army and the Ringwood & Burley Bands will lead the carol singing & the area will be festooned with lights.Ringwood Market place
Sun 29 Dec8pmMr Kyps presents Bon Giovi. Tickets £13Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
JANUARY2020
1, 5,19 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 until the end of January, cash only please. 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. Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Sat 4 Jan, 1 Feb7.45pmJive'n'Kickin'. Modern freestyle jive evening. Tickets £9Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 01202 887247, info@theallendale.org
Mon 6 Jan10am -12noon (Mon - Sat), 10am - 2.30pm (Wed)Ringwood Meeting House Exhibition by our own archivist Mr John Hawkins - celebrating "The Family Tree". Come in and find out more !!!Ringwood Meeting House. Meeting House Lane. Ringwood BH24 1EY. info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Mon 6 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 £5 per child, cash only please. 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. Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Wed 8 Jan7pm for 7.30pmFilm Night (TBC) - Tickets £5 available from GreyfriarsGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 - office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Fri 10, 24 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. Suggested cash donation £2. 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. Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Fri 10 JanDoors 7pm. Music 8pm-10.30pmSOLENT CITY JAZZ BAND at Salisbury Jazz Club. £10 pay at door. Bring your own drinks, glasses & snacks if you wish. Dancing, Raffle. Free car parking. Disabled facilities.The Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton SP2 0JS

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