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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 May10am - 4pm (Mon - Sat)10am - 4.30pm (3 Apr - 31 Oct Mon - Sat)Sound!: Exhibition exploring music, dialect and the sounds of the natural landscape. Normal admission charge.Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
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
Monthly until 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
Until 22 Dec10am - 4pm (Mon - Sat) 10am - 4.30pm (3 Apr - 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
Until15 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
APRIL2018
Wed 4 Apr10am - 3pmWild Easter A 'Wild Day Out!' for 5-8 year olds. Explore nature's playground with an exciting day of wild play and crafts with an Easter theme. Booking essential, £16 per child.On-line booking: www.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.
5 - 14 Apr10am - 12noonArt Exhibition by Danny Byrne, nationally well known, award wining, local artist.Danny has exhibited in many of the major galleries. Portraits, Forest scenes and more, amazing talent. Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Fri 6, 20 Apr10.30am - 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 6, 13, 20 Apr11am - 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.
Mon 9 Apr7.30pm.Wimborne Horticultural Society - "My Life in Watercress" by a speaker from the Dorset Watercress Company Main Hall Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
10 - 14 Apr7.30pm (2pm Matinee on Sat 14)Ringwood Musical & dramatic Society present The Musical - "Made In Dagenham". Based on a true story, Made in Dagenham follows the fortunes of feisty women machinists at the Ford Dagenham plant who went on strike in the 1960s in pursuit of equal pay. The show is not for young children or the easily offended. Tickets start from £10 (opening night and matinee) – other tickets £12 and £13.75.

Book via website www.ticketsource.co.uk/rmds, phone: 0759 777 1701 or Greyfriars reception. Ringwood School Theatre
Fri 13, 20, 27 Apr11am - 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.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. Sorry no dogs
Fri 13 AprDoors open 7pm Music 8pm - 11pmSalisbury Jazz Club presents "John Maddocks’ Jazz Men". 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
Fri 13 Apr7.30 pmClassical Music Recital: Leading Clarinettist, Emma Johnson, with a programme of music by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Schumann, Bernstein, Stravinsky, P. Read and Gershwin. Tickets : Adults £15, students £3 under 16s freeThe Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH
Sat 14 Apr10am – 12noon‘Grandma’s Attic’ Sale. Huge range of items to buy and delicious refreshments available, free entry. Crowe Hill W.I. Hall (Next to the Owl Raptor & Reptile Centre, Crow Lane, Ringwood BH243EA. For further details please contact Claire Skelley: Ringwood 470310.
Sat 14 Apr-Wimborne Horticultural Society Spring ShowThe Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Sun 15 Apr10am - 4pmCranborne Bowling Club Open Day. Everyone welcome. Experienced or novice bowlers. Reduced first year membership fee for new members. We only play friendly matches so none of the pressure of playing leagues.Mick Loader Memorial Recreation Ground, Penny's Lane, Cranborne, BH21 5QE. Contact club secretary, Steve Clapton on 01202 826685 for further details.
17 Apr - 12 Jun9.45am - 10.30amCouch to 5K
This fun and friendly 9 week course of running is aimed at new runners. Our run leader will gradually build your fitness, speed and endurance each week. Booking essential. Cost: £9
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET.
Wed 18 Apr10am - 1pmPheasant: Wildlife Art Workshop - Learn the skills and techniques to create a coloured pencil artwork. No previous drawing experience required. £15 with refreshments provided.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW. Call the booking line 01425 474255.
Wed 18 & 25 Apr9.30am - 12.30pmFREE iPad Scheme: Do you need to get online to apply for benefits, search for work or assistance to get online? You can have 6 hours of free training and the loan of an iPad for a set period of time. Identification required. Eligible only to those who do not have an iPad.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW. Call the booking line 01425 474255.
Thu 19 AprMusic 7.30pm - 10pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Verwood Traditional Jazz Club are very pleased to welcome the return of "Baby Jools Jazzaholics" This six piece band in the traditional style is a fabulous combination of the rhythm section with the very experienced front line. 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.
Weekly from Thu 19 Apr10.30am - 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
Thu 19 Apr2pmRingwood U3A Christine Shaw: "The Road to Mandalay, Burma". Hear Christine's recollections of three moustaches, two lakes and one 76 carat diamond. Visitors welcome.Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood. For more information please visit our website on www.ringwoodu3a.org.uk.
Thu 19 Apr6pm - 8pmPreview for the Art Auction on 21 April. Pre-registering and commission bids. Free entry. Complimentary wine and finger buffet.Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 470361 E-mail john.ringwood2@gmail.com
Thu 19 Apr7.30pm - 10pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Verwood Traditional Jazz Club are very pleased to welcome the return of "Baby Jools Jazzaholics" on our 11th anniversary. This six piece band in the traditional style is a fabulous combination of the rhythm section with the very experienced front line. 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.
Fri 20 Apr10.30am - 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.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. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.
Fri 20 Apr7:30pm (Doors/ bar open 7:00pm)Musique a Trois in concert. Return of a favourite group known for their French ‘chansons’ old and modern - from Django style Gypsy Jazz and traditional Swing to Latin, in French and English. Tickets £10.Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Sat 21 Apr10am - 4pmAllendale Centre open day in conjunction with Discover WimborneThe Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Ph: 01202 887247, email: info@theallendale.org
Sat 21 Apr - Sun 20 May
9am - 5pmDorset Landscapes. An exhibition of images captured by landscape photographer Daniel Sands. Framed images or canvases will be available to purchase from the wall.Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET.
Sat 21 Apr2pm - 5pmFund raising Art Auction run by the "Ringwood Support Group for the British Liver Trust" drawings and paintings donated by professional and amateur local artists. Free entry. Preview Thu 19 Apr 6pmRingwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 470361 E-mail john.ringwood2@gmail.com
Sat 21 Apr7.30pm. Doors open 7pmFairytales for Grown-ups. THE RAMAYANA. Performance storytelling by Emily Hennessey, Music by Sheema Mukherjee. Deep in the forest Rama & Sita live in exile, eyes watch their every move, and the universe shimmers with illusion. 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)
Sat 21 Apr7.30pm - 10pm Spring Concert. ''Around the World with Verwood Concert Brass' . Let the bands of Verwood Concert Brass take you on a journey around the world as they perform a wonderful selection of music from across the globe.Book tickets in good time for the ever popular concert featuring the Verwood Concert Brass Band, Verwood Town Band & Verwood Training Band. Tickets from The Hub box office. £10 adults. £6 under 19'sThe Hub, Brock Way, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7QE. Tel 01202 828740
23 Apr - 19 May10am - 12noon Mon to Sat. (to 2:30 Wed)Art Exhibition by Michael Blake, Ringwood Artist. A regular favourite Michael returns with his Spring Exhibition. with a wide range of paintings, including local scenes.Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Telephone 01425 480656 E-mail info@ringwoodmeetinghouse.org
Tue 24 Apr2pmGuided Walk, Local landscapes - Knoll Gardens to Ferndown Common with Dorset Wildlife Trust to discover more about the relationship between horticulture and local wildlife. £5, booking essentialKnoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, BH21 7ND. Call DWT on 01202 692033 to book
Wed 25 Apr7.30pm"Verwood in Tune" concert with Pete Shaw, Korg keyboardHub theatre Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE contact 01202 828740
Thu 26 Apr9amTrip to Arundel Castle and Gardens for the Tulip Festival. All U3A members and friends welcome. Cost: seniors £32 per person; under 60 years £34 per person. Please book and pay by 12th April. Cheques payable to Verwood U3A.Depart: Verwood Hub car park. Contact: Chris Ollerenshaw on 01202 813558. For further details please visit the Verwood U3A website www.verwoodu3a.org.uk/travel.html
Thu 26 Apr7:30pm (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
Thu 26 Apr7.45pmBat Walk and moth trapping, Normal garden admission charge which will be divided between the charities involved. Booking essentialKnoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, BH21 7ND. Call the nursery on 01202 873931 to book.
Sat 28 Apr10.30m - 12noonBuds & Buds toddler club, £4.50, booking essentialKnoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, BH21 7ND. Book on education@knollgardens.co.uk
Sat 28 Apr2pm - 4pmPond and River Dipping for Adults! Explore the wetland habitats of pond and river and discover their fascinating wildlife - with microscopes, ID guides and Blashford Lakes staff all on hand to help you identify your catch. Wellies are needed for kick sampling in the river. Please book, suggested donation £4, sorry no children!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. Sorry no dogs or children.
Sat 28 Apr7.30pmFerndown Parkinsons and District Support Group fundraising concertThe Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 1AS. Peter 07765 950283, email: peter@pretloveltd.co.uk
Sat 28 Apr1pm - 2pmJubilee Walk led by Rowan Brockhurst of the Ringwood & Fordingbridge Footpath Society - as part of Greyfriars 60th Anniversary - Bring your own picnic & back for tea & cake about 3.30pm - All Welcome!Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Sat 28 Apr2pmMusic in the Garden with Gerauschhersteller. Part of the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Festival, sound performance using amplified pods, cacti needles and other plant materials to create a meditative experience to enjoy via provided headphones. Normal garden admssion charge donated to the Knoll Gardens FoundationKnoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, BH21 7ND. No need to book
Sun 29 Apr10am - 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.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. Sorry no dogs.
MAY2018
Tue 1 May7.30.pmVerwood Flower Club invite you to come and enjoy a floral demonstration by Carole Norman entitled "Picture This" Entry for visitors £3. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. For more information please contact 01202 820413
Thu 3 May7.30pmBroadstone Community Concert Band / The Priest's House Museum: a delightful evening of musical entertainment from this highly acclaimed amateur wind band to help raise funds for the refurbishment of your local museum.Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1HT. Tickets £6 from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre. www.priest-house.co.uk
Fri 4 May10am - 2pmVolunteer Recruitment Open Day. Discover volunteering opportunies at Knoll Gardens. FreeKnoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, BH21 7ND. No need to book
Fri 4, 11, 18, 25 May11am - 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.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. Sorry no dogs.
Fri 4, 18 May10.30am - 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.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. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.
Sat 5 Mayall dayThe Downton Cuckoo Fair is friendly, fun and free to enjoy - and 2018 will be our 39th 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
Sun 6 May10am - 4pmCranborne Bowling Club 2nd Open Day. Everyone welcome. Experienced or novice bowlers. Reduced first year membership fee for new members. We only play friendly matches so none of the pressure of playing leagues.Mick Loader Memorial Recreation Ground, Penny's Lane, Cranborne, BH21 5QE. Contact club secretary, Steve Clapton on 01202 826685 for further details.
Mon 7 May10.30am-12noon OR 1-2.30pmWildlife Tots: In the Pond Outdoor play, exploration and discovery for pre-school aged children and their parents or carers. 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. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.
Tue 8 May5.30pmWimborne War on Waste - reducing single use plasticsThe Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS. Sarah, email: wimbornewaronwaste@gmail.com
Wed 9 MayMeet 7.15 for 7.30pmEast Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) lecture. "Engangered archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa: mission impossible?" Find out more with Dr. Robert Bewley, EAMENA. Visitors welcome. St. Catherine’s Church Hall, Lewens Lane, Wimborne BH21 1LE. www.dorset-archaeology.org.uk
Wed 9 May7pm for 7.30pmFILM tba - Tickets and further information from Greyfriars Office - £5Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Wed 9 May7.30pmVerwood Arts and Craft Society Talk by Joyce Meader entitled "Knitting- 1950 to Present DayUnited Reformed Church Hall, Manor Road Verwood. Further information from Ann Aitken 01202 893659
Thu 10 May7:30 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
10 -13 May8.15 am from Portsmouth Ringwood Twinning Association is delighted to announce the 2018 Twinning visit to our twin town Pont-Audemer. We will be travelling by car and cross channel ferry.
The cost of the trip is expected to be in the region of £100 per person.
Full details of previous visits and a fuller outline of this visit can be found on www.ringwood-twinning.weebly.com . Alternatively you can e-mail us for further information and an application form at ringwoodtwinning@yahoo.co.uk
Fri 11 MayDoors open 7pm Music 8pm - 11pmSalisbury Jazz Club presents "Golden Eagle Jazz Band". 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 12 May2pm - 4pmFamily Pond and River Dip Discover the weird and wonderful denizens of the deep on a family pond and river exploration. Catch the wonderful wildlife lurking in the weedy depths of the Blashford pond before pulling on your wellies for a splash in the Dockens Water river in search of fish. We’ll supply the nets and expertise for fantastic family freshwater fun - wellies and a change of socks and shoes a must! Booking essential, suggested donation £4 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. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.
12 - 20 MayVariousWimborne Literary FestivalThe Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS. Gullivers Bookshop 01202 882677, email: info@gulliversbookshop.co.uk
Mon 14 May7.30pmWimborne Horticultural Society -"Wonderful Water Gardens" by Mike Webber from the Water Gardens, Hinton Parva, Swindon Main Hall Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
Mon 14 May7.30pmDiamond Quiz - Another Greyfriars 60th Anniversary Event - a paper & pen quiz for teams of 6 - variety of questions spanning the last sixty years - also including a ploughman's supper.Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Office: 01425 472613 - Email: office@greyfriarsringwood.org.uk
Wed 16 May10am - 1pmPeacock Butterfly: Wildlife Art Workshop - Learn the skills and techniques to create a coloured pencil artwork. No previous drawing experience required. £15 with refreshments provided.Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW. Call the booking line 01425 474255.
Wed 16 May4pm - 4.50pmChatterbooks: A fun & entertaining group for children aged 7 - 11 who enjoy book related activities, making new friends & discovering new authors. 3rd Wednesday 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
Sat 19 May7.30pm. Doors open 7pmFairytales for Grown-ups. MASTERS OF HEX. Performance storytelling with TUUP, Clare Murphy & Tim Ralphs. This is a night of devilry, divination, malediction, voodoo, hoodoo, hexing, jiggery-pockery and straight enchantment…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)
Thu 17 MayMusic 7.30pm - 10pm. Doors open 6.30pm.Verwood traditional Jazz Club welcomes "Tad Newton's Jazz Friends" on a return visit to the club. The Jazz Friends specialise in lively swinging jazz and within this framework resides the sounds of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. 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.
Thu 24 May9amWatercress Line and Hinton Ampney. All U3A members and friends welcome. Cost: National Trust members (seniors) £24.50, under 60s £25.50; Non National Trust members (seniors) £34, under 60s £35.Depart: Verwood Hub car park. Contact: Jean Dyer on 01202 949422
26 May - 24 Jun9am - 5pmAn Exibition 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.
26 May - 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
Sat 26 May7.30pmVerwood Horticultural Society are holding their annual plant sale and coffee morning with lots of bargains to be had.Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. www.verwoodhs.co.uk. 01202 822289
Sun 27 May10am - 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.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. Sorry no dogs.
Mon 28 May12noonVerwood Carnival and Procession. Gates open and procession leaves the Carnival Field at 12 noon.
Arena events, stalls, fairground and more.
At the Fuzzy Bit Off Crane Drive, Verwood. www.verwoodcarnival.com
Tue 29 May10am - 2pmFamily Explorers: Fun activities for all the family. £1.75 per person (annual ticket not valid).Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 01202 882533. www.priest-house.co.uk
Wed 30 May7.30pm"Verwood in Tune" concert with Andrew Nix & Tony Stace, Roland Atelier & Yamaha keyboardsHub theatre Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE contact 01202 828740
Wed 30 May10am - 3pmSurvival Challenge A 'Wild Day Out!' for 7-12 year olds. Work as a team to complete the shelter, water, fire and food tasks and prove your ability to survive in the Blashford Lakes wilderness! Booking essential, £18 per child.On-line booking: www.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. Admission £18.
Thu 31 May7:30pm (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

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