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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 you 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
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 28 Feb11am-3pmKeeping House: winter tours of Kingston Lacy house. Enjoy an exclusive guided tour around the State and Ground floor rooms of Kingston Lacy house during it's winter closure.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Until 31 Mar 201810am - 4.30pm (Mon - Sat), 10am - 4pm (Mon - Sat from 1 Nov)Sound!: Exhibition exploring communication, dialect and music. Normal admission charge.Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
13 Jan - 15 AprA Question of Guilt: A Crime Writer’s CollectionRussell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
Prices: Entry to Museum £6 with Gift Aid, exhibition included.
For related events, please see www.Russellcotes.com
Until 12 May10am – 5pm(Mon – Sat)Art, music and archaeology inspire in a major new exhibition for 2018, ‘Brian Graham: Towards Music’. The exhibition represents a unique interpretation of the evolution of music and dance. No booking required. Normal admission charges apply £7.50 Adult, £3.60 Child, £18.50 Family. Art Draw: £25 per ticket to win ‘The Melchester Quartet’ by Brian Graham. The draw will take place on 20 Mar 2018. Purchase tickets online here: https://salisbury.merlintickets.co.uk/product/ARTDRAW18

The Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN. www.salisburymuseum.org.uk
FEBRUARY2018
Throughout Feb10am-4pmSnowdrops: Mark the end of winter by enjoying a walk amongst the white carpets of snowdrops throughout the grounds of Kingston Lacy. Enjoy the contrast of the delicate blooms against the straight lines of bamboo in the Japanese garden and take time to enjoy the vistas in the fernery.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
10 - 18 Feb10am-4pmCelebrating spring at half-term: Join us for some half-term fun; celebrating the arrival of spring and all the new life appearing around the estate. Check our website for more details on activity days.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
12 Feb - 10 Mar10am - 12noon Mon to Sat. (Wed 10am - 2.30pm)Exhibition on the history of Ringwood Football Club. Includes lists and photographs of the teams.Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Mon 12, 19, 26 Feb, 5, 12 Mar2pm - 4pmFree five week course, Computing, Internet and E-mail for Beginners. Fordingbridge Library, Roundhill, Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ. Book by calling 01425 474255 or online at www.hants.gov.uk
14 - 17 Feb7.30pm. Matinees 15 & 17 Feb 2.30pmPoulner Players Presents The Lion The Witch & the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, adapted for the stage by Glyn Robbins. 1st Poulner Scouts Hall, 254 Southampton Road, Ringwood, BH24 1JQ. Tickets: www.poulnerplayers.com or phone 0333 666 3366 or call in to Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood
Fri 16, 23 Feb11am - 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. Booking essential, suggested donation £4. 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 16 Feb7:30 (Doors/ bar open 7:00)Concert: the renowned FB Pocket Orchestra ..come with them back to the days of hot jazz, blues, ragtime & popular dances of the 1920/30s & earlier. Tickets £7Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Sat 17 FebDoors open 10am to 5pm.Wimborne and Ferndown Lions Craft Fayre. Entry £1 , Children free.
Royal British Legion, Church Rd, Ferndown BH22 9ET
Sat 17 Feb7pm (Doors open) 7.30pm"Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir Concert. A Male Voice Choir Concert showcasing popular songs for easy listening and performed in two segments with Compere and two Solo spots. The concert is to help raise funds for Bournemouth Blind Society and Verwood Day Care Centre. Refreshments available. Licensed bar. £5 per person. The Rooper Hall, Bournemouth Blind Society, 5 Victoria Park Road, Bournemouth BH9 2RB. Tickets from 01202-546644 www.bournemouthblindsociety.uk. E-mail jo.wood@bournemouthblindsociety.uk
Sun 18 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. Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Mon 19 Feb9.30am - 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.Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Thu 22 Feb7:30pm (Doors/ bar open 7:00pm)Memphis Jazzmen, great music, great atmosphere. Tickets on the door £7.00 Raffle in aid of Julia's HouseRingwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Fri 23 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. Suggested 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. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Fri 23 Feb-JeThRo. We're very lucky to have the brilliant Cornish comedian Jethro coming to The Hub for an evening of laughter! Jethro Tickets are now on sale! Contact the Verwood Hub to get your ticket!Verwood Hub. 01202 828740
Fri 23 Feb7.30pmWimborne Camera Club presents David Noton's Chasing The Light Roadshow. Tickets are just £12.50,The Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Fri 23 Feb7.30 pmClassical Music Recital: Maggini Quartet, programme Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Schubert. Tickets : Adults £15, students £3 under 16s freeThe Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1D. 01202 487402
Sat 24 Feb12noon - 4.30pmBournemouth Orchid Fair and Show. Exquisite and intriguing orchids on display. Free advice & orchid clinic. Free potting demonstrations - bring along your plants for free advice. Trade attractions. Village Green Café open for refreshments. £3.00; children (U 16) enter free with paying adult.The Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Sun 25 Feb10am - 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. Suggested donation £4 per person. 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.
Mon 26 Feb2.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - Janet Seal presents a talk on 'East Dorset in Saxon Times'.West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Road, West Moors, BH22 0HZ. All Welcome. More info 01202 855001.
Mon 26 Feb7pm (Doors open 6.30pm)Dan Clarke presents an evening of mediumship, to support Dorset Dog Rescue. Tickets £10 each; please contact Julie on 07854 211132.The Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Wed 28 Feb7.30pm"Verwood in Tune" concert with Chris Powell, Roland Atelier keyboardHub theatre Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE contact 01202 828740
MARCH2018
Thu 1 Mar7.30pmVerwood Horticultural Society welcomes everyone to a talk by the Air Ambulance. Entry £3 for non members. £1 for members.Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. www.verwoodhs.co.uk. 01202 822289
Fri 2 Mar-Wimborne in Bloom Wine & Wisdom Quiz.The Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Fri 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar11am - 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. Booking essential, suggested donation £4. 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.
Sat 3 Mar-The Mayor of Verwood invites you to a charity Vintage & Recycling Sale. Proceeds to 'DORSET MIND'. Need to clear your attic etc. Anything in good condition - old, useful or interesting. Table Linens welcome but NO clothes. Storage available from 23/2/18. Offers of help on Fri 2nd or Sat 3rd March would be greatly appreciated.Verwood Memorial Hall Verwood. 01202 824473 or Town Council - 01202 820880
5, 12, 19 Mar10am - 12 noonGet more from your iPad, gain a more in-depth knowledge of what you can do with your iPad, including how to resolve problems. To see a full list of learning objectives for this course please pop in to Ringwood Library.FREE Course, booking essential, please call 01425 474255 or via the website at www.hants.gov.uk/shop
5 - 31 Mar10am to 12noon Mon - Sat. (Wed 10am - 2.30pm)Art Exhibition by the award winning Danny Byrne, nationally well known local artist. Portraits, Forest scenes and more , amazing talent. Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Mon 5 Mar10.30am-12noon OR 1pm-2.30pmWildlife Tots: March into Spring Outdoor play, exploration and discovery for pre-school aged children and their parents or carers. Suggested donation £4 per child. Booking essential. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.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 6 Mar10am - 12pmGreyfriars Study Group - The Kingston Lacy Collection & Others by Helen Lange - 4 weekly meetings - Fee £30Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Tue 6 Mar7.30 pm.Verwood Flower Club invite you to join us to enjoy a demonstration by Elizabeth Pelley entitled "Inspirations" Entry for visitors £3. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. For more information please contact 01202 820413
Wed 7 Mar10am - 1pmWildlife Art Class - Bumble Bee on a Flower. Tickets £15 including refreshments.. Tickets available from the library on 01425 474255 or via the website at www.hants.gov.uk/shop www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Thu 8 Mar2pmCrowe Hill W.I. "Anecdotes of a Lifetime in Education." by Robert Sprague.Crowe Hill W.I. Hall, Crow Lane, Ringwood. BH24 3DZ. Next door to Raptor Centre. Christine Williams 01425 470337
Thu 8 Mar7.30pmVerwood & 3LX Twinning Association Regular Members Meeting. A Talk by Shanna Dymond on "New Forest Wildlife Park" £3 inc refreshmentsVerwood Heritage Centre, The Potters Wheel, Manor Rd, Verwood BH31 6HF. 01202 826449
Thu 8 Mar7:30 pm (Doors/ bar open 7:00pm)Panama Hat New Orleans Jazz Band, great live music in a unique setting. Tickets on the door £5.00 Raffle in aid of Julia's House. Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Fri 9, 23 Mar10.30am - 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 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. Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ.
Fri 9 MarDoors open 7pm Music 8pm - 11pmSalisbury Jazz Club presents "New Orleans Jazz Bandits". Large Car Park – Bar – Tea/Coffee – Dancing – Raffle. Last orders for HOT FOOD 8pm. £10 on door

The Stockman's Lounge - Auction Centre, Netherhampton Rd (A3094) – Salisbury. SP2 8RH. Wendy 01672 564241 email lawrence.jazz4us@gmail.com
12 Mar - 14 Apr10am - 12noon Mon to Sat. (Wed 10am - 2.30pm)Art Exhibition by the award winning Danny Byrne, nationally well known local artist. Portraits, Forest scenes and more , amazing talent. Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Wed 14 Mar2pmWimborne Horticultural Society presents "Trekking the Himalayas" through a Nursery mans eyes, by Mr GrovesMain Hall, Allendale Community Centre, Hanhan Road, BH21 1AS
Wed 14 Mar7pm for 7.30pmFilm Evening - Victoria & Abdul - Tickets available from Greyfriars Office - £5Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Wed 14 Mar7.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - Patrick Kempe presents a talk on 'New Year's Day Parade - London'.Barrington Centre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH. All welcome. 01202 855001.
Wed 14 Mar7.30pmVerwood Arts and Craft Society Talk by Alison Hulme entitled My life-My interesting Journey into Textiles
United Reformed Church Hall, Manor road Verwood further information from Ann Aitken 01202 893659
Thu 15 Mar2pmRingwood U3A -present Steve Roberts: "150 Years of The London Underground" Visitors welcome.Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood. For more information please visit our website on www.ringwoodu3a.org.uk.
Thu 15 Mar7pm - 9 to 9.30pmStarazing Event: Gain an out of this world experience. The cost for adults is £5 each (cash or cheque on the night/includes a free tea or coffee), with no charge for children. Sutton Veny Village Hall (High Street, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire BA12 7AP) Bookings must be made in advance, tel: 01725 517417, or email: info@cranbornechase.org.uk
Thu 15 Mar7.30pm - 10pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Verwood Traditional Jazz Club are pleased to welcome "Matt Palmer's Eagle Jazz Band" A very entertaining band with a liking for popular and well-loved tunes this band quickly established a strong following and are in regular demand at jazz clubs and festivals throughout the country. Meals can be taken in the restaurant or in the 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.
Sat 17 Mar10am - 12noonFamily Bird Walk Explore Blashford's lakes, woodland and hides in search of dabbling ducks, glorious grebes, fabulous finches and much more! Please book, suggested donation £4. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.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.
Sat 17 Mar10.30am - 12noonPreparing for Spring, practical mini-masterclass with Neil Lucas, the UK's leading authority on ornamental grasses helps you bring his 'wow factor' to your garden this summer. £15. Book online or phone.Knoll Gardens, Wimborne BH21 7ND 01202 873931. Book online at www.knollgardens.co.uk or 01202 873931
Sat 17 Mar2.30pm - 4pmVerwood Horticultural Society Spring 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
Fri 23 Mar7.30pm"Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir Concert. A Male Voice Choir Concert showcasing popular songs for easy listening and performed in two segments with Compere and two Solo spots. The concert is to help raise funds for Verwood Day Care Centre. Refreshments available. Licensed bar. £7 per person. The Hub Theatre, Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE. Tickets from 1) Verwood Day Care Centre Tel: 01202-828345, 2) The Hub Tel: 01202-828740 01202-546644 e-mail sue.t83@icloud.com www.tricuro.co.uk
Sat 24 Mar10.30am - 1pmWillow Workshop - learn simple weaving skills as you make your own garden plant climber with Tracy Standish. £30 book online or by phoneKnoll Gardens, Wimborne BH21 7ND 01202 873931. Book online at www.knollgardens.co.uk or 01202 873931
24, 25 Mar10am - 4pmPRE-HISTORY WEEKEND. Adults £10, Children £5, U 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day.The Ancient Technology Centre. Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP. 01725 517618
Sat 24 Mar7:30pm (Doors/ bar open 7:00pm)La Nova Singers, the very popular, classical women's choir in concert. Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Mon 26 Mar2.30pmEast Dorset NT Association - Graham Gidding presents a talk on ' Bird Watching in the Dark'.West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Road, West Moors, BH22 0HZ. All welcome. More info 01202 855001.
Tue 27 Mar7.15pm for 7.30pmGreyfriars Council MeetingGreyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Wed 28 Mar7.30pm"Verwood in Tune" concert with Matthew Bason, keyboard, piano and accordionHub theatre Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE contact 01202 828740
Thu 29 Mar7:30pm (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
30 Mar - 15 Apr10am-4pmCadbury Easter Egg Hunts: Join us over the Easter holidays to take part in an Easter trail and claim your Cadbury chocolate prize. £2.50 per child (normal admission applies).Kingston Lacy: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
Fri 30 MarDoors open 7pm Music 8pm - 11pmSalisbury Jazz Club presents "Doc Houlind Revival All Stars (Denmark)". Large Car Park – Bar – Tea/Coffee – Dancing – Raffle. Last orders for HOT FOOD 8pm. £10 on door

The Stockman's Lounge - Auction Centre, Netherhampton Rd (A3094) – Salisbury. SP2 8RH. Wendy 01672 564241 email lawrence.jazz4us@gmail.com
Sat 31 Mar10.30am - 12noonBugs and Buds Toddler club, encouraging a love of nature from a young age. Check availability and book at education@knollgardens.co.ukKnoll Gardens, Wimborne BH21 7ND 01202 873931

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