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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
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 Jan to December10amEstate 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 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 - 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 21 May11am - 4.30 pm (closed Thursday/Friday)Art exhibition ‘Picture Salisbury’ by the Salisbury Group of Artists. Admission to garden and exhibition £3.50.Arundells, 59 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EN. www.salisburygroupofartists.co.uk 01722 326280.
APRIL2019
Mon 22 Apr2.30pm - 4.30 pmCream Teas. Homemade teas in lovely rural setting and friendly environment
Horton and Chalbury Village Hall, Horton Rd BH217JA. www.hortonandchalburyvillagehall.com
Tue 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14 & 21 May10am - 12noonModern Calligraphy for Relaxation at Ringwood Library. No experience necessary. You will need to bring with you: Brush Pens, Calligraphy markers – 3.5mm and 2.0mm, Cartridge or Calligraphy paper. Free CourseRingwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood. BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
Tue 23 Apr2pm-4pmLocal Landscapes Walk with Nicky Hoar of Dorset Wildlife Trust and Neil Lucas of Knoll Gardens, across Ferndown Common and back to Knoll looking at the horticultural and wildlife of the the areas. Call DWT on 01202 692033 or email nhoar@dorsetwildlifetrust.org to bookKnoll Gardens, near Wimborne, BH24 7ND 01202 873931
Wed 24 Apr2pm"Verwood in Tune" - afternoon of music by Andrew Varley on a Tyros 5TRX keyboard. £8Verwood Hub BH31 7QE
Wed 24 AprMeet 7.15pm for 7.30pmEast Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) Special lecture to be delivered by Mark Corney, Archaeologist, lecturer and broadcaster. Visitors welcome. Bournemouth University (location still to be decided). Check EDAS web site nearer the time. www.dorset-archaeology.org.ukwww.dorset-archaeology.org.uk
Thu 25 Apr2pm-3pmGuided Walk - Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas. First of four walks looking at seasonal highlights from rare trees and shrubs to stunning autumn colour. £10 per walk, or book all four for £35. Book online at www.knollgardens.co.ukKnoll Gardens, near Wimborne, BH24 7ND 01202 873931
Thu 25 Apr2pm - 3pmHoney bees and hives: Join an interactive talk with the Kingston Lacy beekeepers and discover more about the honey bees and hives they look after. £8 per person. Nornal admissions applies.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Sat 27 Apr10am - 12noonOpen Day Verwood Outdoor Bowling Club. Come along for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee, and maybe have a go at bowling on our Green. Club members will be on hand to help. Please wear flat soled shoes for your safety and protection of the green. There is no need to book a time just turn up Verwood Bowling Club, Moorlands Road, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7PD. 01202 376296. Contact Angela Daymond 01202 822549 or Vanessa on 01202 814355 for details. www.verwoodbowlingclub.co.uk
Sat 27 Apr7.30pmTalk and Gardeners Question Time. As part of Dorset Wildlife Trust's 'Get Dorset Buzzing' campaign Neil Lucas will share the story of how his acclaimed planting style has opened the door to wildlife, before a panel of experts answer your wildlife questions. Book online at www.theallendale.org or call 01202 887247Allendale Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Sat 27 Apr7.30pm - 10pmHeroes & Villains' brass band concert. Let the bands of Verwood Concert Brass conjure up the goodies and the baddies as they perform a wonderful and exciting selection of music from film, stage and TV. Adults:£10, U19's £6 Tickets from The Verwood Hub box office.The Hub Verwood, Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE
Phone:01202 828740
Sat 27 Apr8pmCeltic Music. An evening with Flook. The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band. Real Ale bar & ample parking. Tickets £16Ferndown Village Hall, Church Road, Ferndown. BH22 9ET. Adrain & Julie 01202 083740
or Linda & Les 01202 623740 www.celticfolk.net
MAY2019
1-4 May7pm (2.30pm Matinee on Sat)Forest Forge Youth Theatre present their production to 'Tristan and Yseult', an influential romance story retold in numerous variations since the 12th century. See it with the Forest Forge twist!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. 
Sat 4 May10am - 12noonOpen Day Verwood Outdoor Bowling Club. Come along for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee, and maybe have a go at bowling on our Green. Club members will be on hand to help. Please wear flat soled shoes for your safety and protection of the green. There is no need to book a time just turn up Verwood Bowling Club, Moorlands Road, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7PD. 01202 376296. Contact Angela Daymond 01202 822549 or Vanessa on 01202 814355 for details. www.verwoodbowlingclub.co.uk
Fri 3 May10.30am - 1pmVolunteer Recruitment Morning - discover the opportunities available to volunteers at Knoll Gardens Foundation on this special open morning, The charity works to promote sustainable wildlife-friendly gardening. Free garden admission for everyone interested in finding out more about volunteering. Info at www.knollgardensfoundation.org. Knoll Gardens, near Wimborne, BH24 7ND 01202 873931
Fri 3 May11.15am - 12.15pmBee Walk - join Rowena Jecock and discover more about the fascinating world of bees and how to identify some common species. £5.50 book online at www.knollgardens.co.ukKnoll Gardens, near Wimborne, BH24 7ND 01202 873931
Sat 4 Mayall dayThe Downton Cuckoo Fair is friendly, fun and free to enjoy - and 2019 will be our 40th year as the best free family day out in Wiltshire! We have a wide range of entertainment during the fair including maypole, Morris & traditional dancers, street entertainers, Downton Brass Band, and live music and jazz at The Bull, White Horse Inn and in Memorial Garden. There are ample car parks available (£5/car) run by voluntary organisations and charities, with buses running a Park and Ride service. There is also a wide selection of food and refreshments, along with facilities for the disabled.Downton six miles south of Salisbury on the edge of the New Forest on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border. www.cuckoofair.co.uk
4 - 5 May10am -5pm (4th May),10am-4pm 5th MayWoodgreen model steam rally and model exhibition.Adults £2,U16 £1,Family £5Woodgreen village hall,SP6 2AJ
4 - 6 May10am - 4pmVintage Wedding & Christening Gown Display. Light Refreshments, entry £4.
Cranborne Church Cranborne Dorset BH21 5PZ. Enquiries Linda 07919 622756
Mon 6 May2.30m - 4.30 pmCream Teas. Homemade teas in lovely rural setting and friendly environment
Horton and Chalbury Village Hall, Horton Rd BH217JA. www.hortonandchalburyvillagehall.com
Tue 7 May7.30.pmVerwood Flower Club invite you to join us for a demonstration by Christine Evans entitled "From Ice to Fire" Entry for visitors £3. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. For more information : 01202 814419
Wed 8 MayMeet 7.15pm for 7.30pmEast Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) lecture: Once Upon a Hill. Find out more with Dave Stewart, EDAS member. Visitors welcome. St. Catherine’s Church Hall, Lewens Lane, Wimborne BH21 1LE. www.dorset-archaeology.org.uk
Wed 8 May7.30pmVerwood Arts and Craft Society Talk by Hazel Wilson entitled Undercover AgentFurther Information From Ann Aitken 01202 893659
Thu 9 May7.30pmVerwood Horticultural Society extends an open invitation to a talk by guest speaker David Ewers about Natural Wood Craft. Non members £3 entry. Members £1 entry.Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA.
Fri 10 MayMusic 8pm - 10.30pm. Doors open 7pm.Salisbury Jazz Club presents RICHARD LEACH’S STREET BAND. £10 on door (students £5). Ample car parking – dancing – raffle. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS & NIBBLES

The Michael Herbert Memorial Hall, West Street, Wilton. SP2 0JS. email: lawrence.jazz4us@gmail.com or ring 01672 564241
Sat 11 May10am - 12noonOpen Day Verwood Outdoor Bowling Club. Come along for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee, and maybe have a go at bowling on our Green. Club members will be on hand to help. Please wear flat soled shoes for your safety and protection of the green. There is no need to book a time just turn up Verwood Bowling Club, Moorlands Road, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7PD. 01202 376296. Contact Angela Daymond 01202 822549 or Vanessa on 01202 814355 for details. www.verwoodbowlingclub.co.uk
Sat 11 May10am - noonWorkshop - Create a closed terrarium in a demijohn with Laura Hall as you learn about the history of these fascinating sealed miniature gardens. £45, email interiorbotanical@gmail to book.Knoll Gardens, near Wimborne, BH24 7ND 01202 873931
Sat 11 May7.30pm. (Site opens at 6pm & Doors Open at 7pm)THE BIG BLIND - A FAIRYTALE FOR GROWN-UPS. Performance storytelling by Dominic Kelly. Music by Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson. A boy stands on a lakeshore. Behind him is all he's ever known. Ahead is a chance for love but a much higher chance of death. TICKETS: £11 adults. £6 children 12+ (booking fees apply). Advance booking highly recommended - we can't promise there will be tickets on the door.The Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP. 01202 888 992 (office hours) www.ticketsource.co.u

13, 20 May10am - 12noonComputer Course - Get to know your iPadRingwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood. BH24 1DW. 01425 474255
Mon 13 May7.30 pmWimborne Horticultural Society present a talk - 'The Trials and Tribulations of being a Showman', Judge and Speaker by Derek LutherThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS, 01202 887006 or www.wimbornehorticulturalsociety.btck.co.uk
Thu 16 May2pmRingwood U3A - Steve Roberts will present a talk about “Dad’s Army – Fact & Fiction” An affectionate look at both the Home Guard and its portrayal in the popular TV series Dad’s Army. Looking at the real Home Guard, why it was formed and what it did, with some popular myths dispelled in the process. Main Hall, Greyfriars Community Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW.
Thu 16 MayMusic 7.30pm to 10pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Verwood Traditional Jazz Club are pleased to welcome the Dart Valley Stompers to the club's new venue. Repeated bookings from jazz clubs and festivals where they have played are testament to their success. Meals can be taken in the main club room, early from 6pm but please book, 01425 473433, or in the venue. Ringwood Conservative Club, 22 Christchurch Road, Ringwood. BH24 1DN. Geoff 07798 721405 or 01202 822038.
18 -19 May9.30am - 6pm (Sat) 9.30am -1.30pm (Sun)Ringwood Town Mini-Soccer Tournament and Festival of Football. Refreshments, BBQ & Bar available all weekend & stalls of interest and a photographer. Car parking available on both days inclusive of a programme at £2 per car.Ringwood Town Football Club. Long Lane, Ringwood, BH24 3BX. www.pitchero.com/clubs/ringwoodtown
Sat 18 May10.30am - 4.30pmFanfare For spring. Ringwood’s International Festival of Street Performance Art with Music, Song, Dance, Street Theatre, Jugglers, Story Tellers. Magicians, Fire Eaters, Sword Swallowers and the like. Organised by The Rotary Club of Ringwood & The Ringwood Ex Round Tablers Club.Various venues around Ringwood town. www.greyfriarsringwood.org.uk/fanfare-for-spring-may-18th-2019
Sat 18 May7.30 pm"Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir Concert. A Fundraising concert for the church showcasing popular songs for easy listening and performed in two segments with Compere and Guest Artiste. Tickets £7 either at the door or 01202-842363.United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, Wimborne BH21 1PP. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Please see Website www.bourne2singchoir.ukfor further information.
Sun 19 May9.30pm - 1.30pmRingwood Town Girls Mini-Soccer Tournament. 5 a side (max squad size of 8) .£35 per team by Mon 1st May (£30 if paid before 1st April) cheque payable to Ringwood Town YFC.
Ringwood Town Football Club. Long Lane, Ringwood, BH24 3BX. www.pitchero.com/clubs/ringwoodtown

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