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Wednesday,
May 9

Sherborne &
District Gardeners’ Association meets at the Main Digby Hall, Hound Street at
7.30pm for a talk by Barbara Elsmore – SDGA member, on all aspects of topiary.
Admission Charge to non-members £3. For more information contact Richard
Newcombe 01935 389375.

 

Recent work by
Lucy Erskine will be on show at Gallery On The Square 1 Queen Mother Square,
Poundbury, DT1 3BL until May 26. Paintings from her recent travels in oil,
print making and fused glass. Meet the artist and enjoy a glass of wine on
Saturday mornings. 10.30-noon.

 

Friday, May
10

Weymouth’s
thrice-yearly fortnight of fantastic food starts today.

FEAST24 offers
a whole range of great deals on restaurants until May 24. Tables must be
pre-booked, quoting FEAST24WDM. See pages 47-50 of our April edition for
details, & an extra voucher for WDM readers.

 

24 Carlton Road
North, Weymouth DT4 7PY is opening its garden for the NGS from today till
Monday, May 13 2pm-5pm. This is a long garden on several levels. Steps and
narrow sloping paths lead to beds and borders filled with trees, shrubs and
herbaceous plants inc many unusual varieties. Wildlife is encouraged. Raised
beds create a space for vegetable growing. £4, children free. Home-made teas.

 

West Dorset
Ramblers walk 10 miles. Dorset Bumps – circular walk from Beaminster via
Lewesden Hill, Laverstock Farm, Pilsden Pen. Starts at 10am. Call Heather 07587
098079.

 

A flower
festival will be held in St Martin’s Church and the churchyard in Martinstown
today and tomorrow from 11am-4pm.

The theme is
Dorset Life.  Refreshments will be served
in the village hall, where parking is available. In the evening the church will
host a choral concert In Springtime, by Parnham Voices directed by Stephen
Tilton,  at 7pm. Refreshments will be
served. Donations at the door.

Proceeds of
both events to Dorset Poverty Action and church funds. 

 

Oddfellows will
hold a coffee and get together with bring and buy 10.30am-noon at Crossways
Village Hall.

 

Saturday,
May 11

Milborne St
Andrew Gardening Club is holding its annual plant sale from 10.30am to 12.30pm
in the village hall. Plants have been locally grown in MSA soil and will be
great value for money. There will also be homemade cakes and refreshments.

 

Dorset
Patchworks – an exhibition of patchwork and quilting will be held from today
until Saturday, May 18, 10am-5pm daily at Eype Centre For The Arts, St Peter’s
Church, Mount Lane, Eype, Dorset DT6 6AR. Free.

 

Beaminster
Horticultural Society is holding a plant and produce sale from 8am-noon in
The Square, DT8 3AU.

 

Dorset Chamber
Orchestra perform at St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester at
7.30pm. They will play: Incidental music to Rosamunde Schubert, Variations
on a Rococo Theme and Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra – Tchaikovsky with
soloist Lionel Handy and Symphony No. 5 – Beethoven. Tickets from
dorsetchamberorchestra.org or call Linda Ryall on 01305 269069.

 

Mapperton
House, Gardens & Wildlands near Beaminster (DT8 3NR) will hold a Taste of
West Dorset Market today and tomorrow 10am-4pm – tickets £5 on door or at
mapperton.com

Tickets include
gardens entrance, proceeds to The Prout Bridge Project.

From farm-fresh
produce to artisanal cheeses, chocolate, and breads, not forgetting local
wines, beers and ciders, there will be something to tempt everyone’s taste
buds.

A new weekly
Health Walk is being held at Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve near
Dorchester.

This free,
guided walk is part of the Dorset Health Walks initiative, and is designed for
people who would like to get more active in a sociable setting. 10am-11am
Meeting Point: Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre

The walk lasts
an hour.

Specially
trained volunteer health walk leaders will be on hand to welcome walkers and
guide them through the enchanting paths of the nature reserve. Some of
these paths can be uneven and hilly in parts, so walkers should be prepared for
and capable of navigating this type of terrain.

Walkers are
asked to complete a questionnaire on the Dorset Council website or over the
phone on 01425 480811.

 

Oddfellows will
hold a guided walk around Powerstock Common at 11am.

 

Bridport &
West Dorset Rambling Club, 7 mile walk from Symondsbury.  For info call 01308 898484 or 01308 863340.
New members/ visitors welcome.

 

Experience the
beauty of Dorchester and the Jurassic Coast at the Dorchester Walking Festival
from today until May 19.

Unforgettable
walks suitable for all abilities, showcasing the beauty and heritage of Dorset.

Some featured
walks include: In the Trail of Thomas Hardy, Iron Age Forts, Family Scavenger
Hunts, Exploring Coastal Paths, In the footsteps of the Romans, the Big Dorset
Picnic Walk and family scavenger hunt walks. Go to
discoverdorchester.co.uk/whats-on/dorchester-walking-festival/

 

The Uplyme and
Lyme Regis Horticultural Society holds its annual plant sale and coffee
morning, 10am to 12noon. Entry £2 for all, includes a drink.
ulrhs.wordpress.com

 

There’s prize
bingo at Maiden Newton village hall, 2pm for a 2.30pm eyes down.

 

Avon And
Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir will perform a concert in aid of St
Nicholas Church and Henstridge Village Hall at St Nicholas Church Henstridge at
7.30pm. Tickets £8 from 01963 364063.

 

Bridport Choral
Society presents Now is the Month of Maying, featuring works by Mozart, Karl
Jenkins and Thomas Morley, traditional English folk songs and a spiritual,
contemporary songs and a medley from Mamma Mia at Bridport United Church at
7.30pm. Tickets £13, including programme and refreshments, available from
Bridport Music Centre, Smith & Smith or on the door.

 

Sunday, May
12

The Poundbury
Independent Market will be held 10am-4pm, bringing you the best Dorset
makers, bakers, producers and artists.

Discover over
100 amazing stalls with makers, bakers, and artisans lining the streets of
Poundbury. Fabulous food, incredible Dorset produce, and talented local makers
galore.

 

Choral
Eucharist, 10.30am, St Peter’s Church Dorchester. Music for Ascensiontide by
Croft, Mozart and Ole Gjeilo. Free.

 

Salway Ash
Village cream teas 2pm-5pm at  Strongate Farm (DT6 5JD). Delicious
homemade scones and fabulous variety of homemade cakes. Parking, plant stall
and raffle. Proceeds to Holy Trinity Church.  Contact Tess 07792
609617.

 

Specialist
Plant Fair at Athelhampton House, nr Puddletown 10am-3pm. £7 includes free
access to the ornamental gardens until 5pm. Around 20 specialist nurseries,
growers, craft & wildlife stalls arranged around the very large side lawn
at Athelhampton House. A wide range of plants will be available at reasonable
prices, direct from the grower. Italian Coffee Stall amongst the plants. Some
stalls take cash, others have card machines. Proceeds support plant
conservation, education and events in Dorset. Organised by Plant Heritage
plantheritagedorset.org.uk

 

The 9th
Dorchester Jumble Trail will take place on Sunday May 12th in Monmouth Road and
the surrounding streets. With over 100 residents selling everything from
clothes to cakes, books to toys, plants to cars! Come along and find something
you didn’t know you needed…

 

Monday, May
13

Dorchester
Townswomen’s Guild meet at Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street,
Poundbury, DT1 3DF at 2pm to hear from Anna Kent about working as a midwife in
a war zone. Visitors will be made very welcome (£3). Tea and coffee. Enquiries
01305 832857.

 

West Dorset
Ramblers walk around Portland. 8 miles. Starts 10am from Portland Heights.

To book and for
details contact Laraine 07889 921435.

 

Tuesday, May
14

Southill
Gardening Club will meet at the Southill Community Centre at 7.30pm. Speaker is
Amy Ralph form Abbey Farm Flowers of Abbotsbury, on growing cut flowers.
Non-members welcome. Refreshments available. Info Nigel Smith on 01305
788939.

 

Thursday,
May 16

Talk: William
Barnes poet and the Dorset dialect by Barbra Willock, at Bridport WI Hall,
North Street, 2.30pm. In support of Bridport Millennium Green.  £5/£4
members to include tea and biscuits. Raffle. Sandra Brown 01308
423078.

 

West Dorset
Ramblers, 6.5 miles around Symondsbury at 10am from the car park next to
Bridport FC. To book and for details contact Janet 07947 881635.

 

Wyke Regis
Horticultural Society will enjoy a guided tour of Hardy’s Cottage Garden.
Non-National Trust members £10. Meet10.30am at Hardy’s Cottage. To book come to
the Trading Post, Rylands Lane, Weymouth, DT4 9PY Weds 2pm-4pm or Sat
9.30am-12.30pm.

 

Friday, May
17

Big Christian
Aid Quiz Night at Weymouth Bay Methodist Church, Melcombe Avenue at
6.30pm. Entry £6.50 inc ploughman’s. Refreshments, raffle. Book with
Jackie on 07772 595576. Teams (max 6) and individuals welcome. All profit
to Christian Aid.

 

Saturday,
May 18


Sherborne Book
Fair, featuring secondhand books, maps and printed ephemera, will be held
9.30am-4pm at the Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, DT9 3NL.


The Dorset
Vegan MegaMarket returns today and tomorrow at Maumbury Rings 10am to
4pm. 

50+ stalls of
100% vegan products, free entry.

Delicious food
and drinks, health and beauty care, ethical clothing, eco-friendly products,
jewellery, information and advice.

If weather
permits, there will be an inflatable play zone and free gong bath sessions.

Well behaved
dogs on a lead are welcome.

 

A ‘Menopause
Meet Up’ will be held at 2pm at The Crafty Cuppa, 46 High East St, Dorchester,
DT1 1HU. £5 inc tea and cake.

 

Bridport &
West Dorset Rambling Club 8 mile walk around Portland. Call 01308 898484 or
01308 863340. New members/visitors welcome.

 

Beaminster
Singers will be in St Mary’s Parish Church, Beaminster at 6.30pm. The programme
will contain several very popular pieces and will feature the trumpet. 

Tickets £15 or
free for U18s from Yarn Barton, the church office and choir members.

 

Free lunchtime
concert, 12.30pm-1pm, St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. Recital by Winston Leese
(trumpet) and Ian Davis (organ) with music by Stanley, Archer and Clark.

 

A coffee
morning will be held at All Saints church, Wyke Regis, 10am-12pm. All are
welcome to join us for coffee, tea, cakes, books, Fairtrade stall, music, catch
up with old friends and make new ones.

 

Dorset Record
Society invites you to the launch of their new book Minutes of the Dorset
Standing Committee 1646 at 2pm at Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road,
Dorchester DT1 1RP. Author Tim Goodwin will give a talk about this important
‘missing’ part of Dorset’s Civil War history, and will sign copies of the book.
Refreshments. All welcome, free.

 

A plant sale
and cream tea will be held at Bradford Peverell village hall at 2pm. Free
entry.

 

Poyntington is
holding a May Fair from 10am-4pm (free entry and parking) in the grounds of the
historic and beautiful Manor House, whose gardens will be open. Sir Walter
Raleigh spent his last night as a free man here, before going to the Tower of
London!  Proceeds go to All Saints Church, Weldmar Hospice and The
Rendezvous charity which works with young people in the Sherborne area.

 

The Wessex
Morris men will be dancing at 11.30am and 1.30pm, there will be stalls selling
plants, local produce and wares from local artisans, refreshments, activities
for children including a fancy dress “book character” competition at 2pm.

 

Mind Body
Spirit Fayre at Digby Hall Sherborne (next to library) 11am to 5pm. Psychic
mediums, therapists, lots of different therapies and treatments to try.
Exhibitors selling all things spiritual. Medium demonstrations throughout the
day. Delicious homemade cakes and coffee/tea served all day. Tombola. All
welcome. Entry £1.

 

Longburton
Garden Club is holding a plant sale 10.30am-noon at 6, Dene Close, Longburton
DT9 5LU. There are plant stalls, a cake stall, and refreshments, all in
aid of club funds. Admission free.

 

Dorset Art
Girls: Exhibition at Poundbury Garden Centre (upstairs), Queen Mother Square,
Poundbury, until Wednesday, May 29, 10am-4pm daily. Free entry. Ten
Dorset artists and creators, including ceramic pottery, watercolours, abstract
landscape, cyanotype photography, jewellery, coloured veneered plaques &
woodwork, sculpture, textiles and cards and prints. Organised by Dorset Art
Girls, four art friends, who live in and around Poundbury. Find on Instagram
and FB.

 

Charity Quiz
Night, 7pm at St Nicholas Church, Broadwey, DT3 5DN in aid of MV
Freedom. 

Half of the
proceeds of the ticket sales will also go towards the urgent repairs still
needed to the church. Tickets £15 to include a ploughman’s must be booked in
advance with Susana Malik on 07944 617553 or susanamalik@yahoo.com

Doors open
6.30pm. Cash bar, raffle.

 

The Potting
Shed at Middlemarsh, Sherborne DT9 5QN, will be holding an NGS open day.

There will be
an entrance charge of £4.50 for adults, children free, for the charities
supported by the NGS. Cream teas. Gluten free & vegan scones available, freshly
picked herbal teas & home-made jams.

 

Car boot sale
at St Swithun’s Church North Allington Bridport 10am-1pm. Seller pitches £12 on
07887 483228.

 

Dorset County
Hospital Charity’s DCH100 Jurassic Coast Challenge takes place today and
tomorrow for the DCH Emergency and Critical Care Appeal. Walk or run between
10km and 100km along the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Find out more at
dchcharity.org.uk

 

Sunday, May
19

St Mary’s
Church and Tower in Bridport will be open for the Charter Fair Day, from 10am
until 3pm, with refreshments and exhibition stands. Come and visit and try the
bells!

 

The Occasional
Singers 30th Anniversary Concert is at 4pm St Mary’s Church, Edward Road,
Dorchester DT1 2HL. The programme will be a selection of short part songs
dating from 1603 through to the romantic settings of Elgar and Holst, and
culminating in some beautiful contemporary pieces. Entrance is FREE. The
retiring collection will be in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare. Everyone is most
welcome. Birthday cake will be served!

 

Monday, May
20

Bride Valley
Gardening Club will enjoy a talk at Litton Cheney Village Hall DT2 9AU at 7pm –
Phil Gamble on Busting the Myths of Compost Making: A light hearted approach to
a serious subject.

 

Tuesday, May
21

A talk by
Lesley Windsor for Turn Lyme Green on How to be a Fashion Revolutionary 
will be held 7.30pm to 9pm at the Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church, top of Broad
Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 2NY. Free, all welcome. Refreshments
available. Lesley works with Sustainable Bridport and founded the campaign
Bridport Fashion Revolution. This is part of a Fashion & Textile Network
that works on sustainable solutions locally, nationally and globally.

This talk will
follow the AGM for Turn Lyme Green 6.30-7pm. All welcome.

Contact
enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk

 

Oddfellows will
hold a visit and walk around Silverlakes at 2pm followed by cream tea in
Crossways Village Hall.

 

Wednesday
May 22

The Uplyme and
Lyme Regis Horticultural Society hosts a demonstration by award-winning florist
Angie Blackwell, Cottage Flowers of 4 or 5 flower arrangements to take us from
spring into summer. Uplyme Village Hall DT7 3UY. Members free, non-members £3.
Doors open at 7pm for refreshments, demonstration starts 7.30pm.
ulrhs.wordpress.com

 

The Lyme Regis Society’s annual coffee morning will be held in
the dining room at the Alexandra Hotel 11.30am to 1pm.

Come and find out more about the society. Meet other
members. Everyone is welcome. 

Entrance by donation. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Check website for further
information:
lymeregissociety.org.uk

 

Sherborne
Science Café presents speaker Daisy Meadowcroft of rewilding project Wild
Woodbury at 7.30pm at Digby Memorial Hall (DT9 3NL). £3 entry on the door, no
membership required. Sherbornesciencecafe.com

 

Thursday,
May 23

The New Arts
Group presents a talk entitled The Girl with the Tutti-Frutti Hat: The Magic of
Busby Berkeley by John Francis at 2pm at Bridport Town Hall. £10

 

West Dorset
Ramblers walk, 7 miles. Minterne to Hermitage – Start from Minterne Church at
10am. Contact Heather 07798 732252.

 

A rewilding
tour for the NGS will be held at Mapperton Gardens (DT8 3NR) 10am-4pm. £40

Limited number
of tickets. Meet at the Coach House Café, where you will be joined by ranger
Ben Padwick. The tour will last for 2 ½ hours and covers a distance of 2 miles.
Wear appropriate footwear. Parts of the tour will take you up steep hills and
across uneven ground.

 

Friday, May
24

Pipsford Farm,
Beaminster DT8 3NT will open its three acres of formal and informal gardens
2pm-5pm. Ponds surrounded by mature specimen trees, Acers, hydrangeas, ferns
and bamboo. Bog garden, with raised walkway. Walled garden with herbaceous
beds, pond, pergola covered in apples and productive beds surrounded by Ilex
crenata. Cut flower area with paths to greenhouses and fruit cage, surrounded
by mature yew hedges. Home-made teas. Refreshments included.

Saturday,
May 25

Little Benville
House, Benville Lane, Corscombe, DT2 0NN will open its contemporary garden
today and tomorrow 11am-5pm, with landscape interventions by Harris Bugg Studio
within a varied ecological ANOB and historic landscape off Benville Lane,
mentioned in Thomas Hardy’s Tess. New herbaceous borders, woodland planting,
walled vegetable and cutting garden, cloud pruned topiary, ha-ha, ornamental
and productive trees and moat which is a listed ancient monument. Bring a
racquet and try the tennis court and enjoy the view! Adm £8, chd £4. Home-made
teas.

 

The Wessex
Event Company is holding its third summer fair in the beautiful house and
grounds at Bryanston School today and tomorrow, including a climbing tower,
alpaca walking and the chance to meet a Disney princess..

A host of
artisan foods, crafts, plants, garden furniture and accessories, why not chill
out in our two Street Food Areas, where you can enjoy mid morning snacks,
lunches and afternoon treats, including 

Pizzas,
bratwurst, falafels, Dorset lamb burgers, hot potatoes, ice cream, churros and
crepes,  all washed down with coffee,
tea, soft drinks or something slightly stronger from the bar. Be entertained by
fabulous local artists including Emma Hardy, Max Elmore, Tom Carr, Shannon
White, and Phil Smith.

Flower
arranging demos, with the chance to win a beautiful flower arrangement,
falconry and classic cars, plus a bouncy castle, rides, games and face painting
and a circus skills workshop, magic man, sand art and craft area. £4 adults,
£3.50 concs U16 £1.

 

Community craft
cafe 12-5pm at the Crafty Cuppa, in High East Street, Dorchester, for their
grand opening. Demo workshops, meet a princess, children’s activities and enjoy
a cuppa and cake. 

 

Dorset Arts
Weeks start today. See page 7 and 62.

dorsetartweeks.co.uk

 

Choral Evensong
for Pentecost, 4.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. Music by Elgar, Gibbons,
Ayleward and Matthias. Free with a glass of wine to follow.

 

Abbotsbury
Swannery is holding a food and craft fair today and tomorrow, with over 30
stalls from Dorset Food & Drink, plus live music, fluffy cygnets, and the
Brambly Hedge Trail.

 

Royal Manor
Theatre, Fortuneswell, Portland DT5 1LT, hosts an exhibition by 18 Artwey
artists (artwey.co.uk) as part of Dorset Art Weeks (dorsetartweeks.co.uk) until
June 9, open every day 10.30am-4.30pm. Freedom is the theme. Tea, coffee and
cakes, proceeds to the women’s refuge.

 

Sunday, May
26

Sydling St
Nicholas Open Gardens will be held today and tomorrow, 2pm to 6pm.
Beautiful gardens of all sizes plus an excellent selection of locally grown
plants to buy. Tea, coffee and delicious cakes in the hall. Tickets from the
hall from 1.30 on the day–  £5 (or £8 for
both days) children free. Sorry, no dogs.

 

The Manor
House, Beaminster, North St, DT8 3DZ will open its 16 acres of stunning
parkland with mature specimen trees, lake and waterfall today and tomorrow
11am-5pm. Peaceful haven for wildlife with a woodland walk, wildflower meadow
and walled garden ‘serendipity’. Ornamental ducks, black swans, pigmy goats,
alpaca, chickens and guinea pigs. Partial wheelchair access. £7, chd free.
Home-made teas.

 

Careys Secret
Garden, Wareham BH20 7PG will open for the NGS 11am-3pm.

Behind a
150-year-old wall, just outside of Wareham, sits 3 ½ acres in the midst of
transformation. Left untouched for more than 40 years, this garden is about to
flourish again, with a focus on permaculture and rewilding. £7.50, chd £2.75.

Pre-booking
essential, 07927 132148, email hello@careyssecretgarden.co.uk or
careyssecretgarden.co.uk

Cream teas.

 

Monday, May
27

Alweston Car
Boot Sale, sellers 7am, buyers before 7.30am – £5, Buyers  by donation.
Info: 01963 23436

 

The Sherborne
Castle Country Fair returns!

Set in the
beautiful grounds of Sherborne Castle in Dorset, this local, much-loved event
appeals to all ages. With main ring attractions, dragon boat racing on the
lake, dog competitions, silent auction, rural crafts, rare breeds show, music,
funfair, vintage vehicles, food and shopping there is something for everyone.

The event is
organised entirely by volunteers and last year it raised an amazing £63,000 for
children’s charities.  Headlining is the 3SIXTY Bicycle Display Team, and
Gui Godt, the accomplished horseman and stunt rider – with a comedy twist!

Entry in
advance is £15, £4 for a child: sherbornecountry fair.com/tickets

 

Tuesday, May
28

The next
Bridport U3A monthly speaker is Alan Jenkins, on My Police Journey –
Liverpool to Dorset at  United Church
hall at 2pm.

 

Wednesday
May 29

West Dorset
Ramblers walk, 10 miles. Lambert’s Castle Circular – via Coney’s Castle,
Marshwood Vale, Bettiscombe, Start Lambert’s Castle car park at 10am. Call
Heather 07587 098079.

 

Friday, May
31

West Dorset
Ramblers walk, 8 miles. Water Meadows – circular walk via West Stafford,
Winterborne Came and Stinsford. Start 10am Kingston Maurward lower car park.
Call Ian 07826 150114.

 

Saturday,
June 1

The Gaggle of
Geese in Buckland Newton, DT2 7BS is holding a craft and producers’ market
supporting artisan crafters and producers. A sunny afternoon in the Gaggle
gardens, stalls, crafts, local tipples and good food! Get in touch if you are
local crafter or food producer and would like a stall.

 

Wessex Folk
Festival will be held around the harbour at Weymouth today and tomorrow,
12pm-2pm. Free. Bands on two stages, dancing around the harbour, workshops and
sessions in the pubs. 

Local and more
widely known acts will be in Trinity Road and Hope Square. Dancers include
morris, rapper and clog dancing teams. Pubs holding sessions include the
Sailor’s Return and the King’s Arms. Wessexfolkfestival.com

 

Celtic music
concert with Head North will be at All Saints church, Wyke Regis at
7pm. The 5-piece band from Weymouth, Hampshire and Wales returns for
another evening of traditional and progressive Celtic music. Doors 6.30pm,
tickets £6 parish ofwykeregis.org.uk/events or 

Jeff Thomas on
07710 096174 or on the door. Cash bar.

 

Helen Baggot
will be the Friends of Weymouth Library speaker at 10.30am.

Her talk will
be about her great-aunt’s travels illustrated with postcards that her
great-aunt sent home, showing just how far she travelled and what adventures
she had. Tickets at the library 01305 762410 £2/3. Refreshments, all welcome.

Enquiries to
01305 832613.

 

Bridport &
West Dorset Rambling Club 6.5 mile walk from Beckford Bridge. Ring 01308 898484
or 01308 863340. Visitors welcome.

 

Hooke village
is holding an open gardens and plant stall from 2pm-6pm. Nine varied
gardens, refreshments. In aid of St Giles Church.  £8 per person U5s free.
 

Start at the
church, DT8 3PA.

 

Poundbury Art
Club is holding an exhibition at Martinstown Village Hall 10am-4pm of about 40
works in mixed media today and tomorrow in aid of Amelia Rainbow, which
provides holidays and experiences for life limited and seriously ill children.
Refreshments available. Free, donations to charity. 10% of sales to charity.

 

Sunday June
2

An open mic
poetry afternoon will be held at The Occasional Bookshop, 16 Durngate Street,
Dorchester DT1 1JP, 3 – 5 pm (Doors open 2.30). All welcome. Free.

 

The Tarrant
Valley 10 – a 10km race starting and finishing from Tarrant Monkton starts
10.30am followed by a children’s run. Great refreshments, BBQ, ice-creams, and
raffle.

 

Tuesday,
June 4

Dorchester and
District U3a Art and Weaving Exhibition will be held from today until Sunday,
June 30, daily 10am-4pm at PIP Cafe – Pavilion in the Park (closed on Mondays),
The Great Field, Poundbury.

 

Wednesday,
June 5

Dorchester Tree
Walk starts today at 6pm to 7.30pm, then runs every Wednesday in June,
July and August. £7.50 per adult (children accompanied by an adult go free).
Meet in front of The Colliton Club, Colliton Walk, Dorchester DT1 1XJ.  A
whistlestop tour of 20 trees in 90 minutes – learn how to identify them and the
amazing ways in which they work. Town centre and riverside.  Walks will
run whatever the weather.  No need to book. treewalksindorset@gmail.com

 

Dorchester and
District Gardening Club host a speaker from the Gardens Group Gold Club on
growing fruit and vegetables on the patio at St George’s Church Hall, High
Street, Fordington, DT1 1LB, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Visitors £4
on door. Bring and buy and draw. 01305 268523 or
dorchestergardening@gmail.com

Thursday,
June 6

A community
coffee morning will be held 9.30am-11am at St Swithun’s Church Hall,
Allington, Bridport, DT6 5DU. Friendly get together and chat, coffee and free
refreshments.

 

D-Day 80: An
Evening to Remember will be held at 6pm at All Saints Church, Wyke Regis. D-Day
documentary, live music, fish and chip supper (6th June is also National
Fish and Chip Day), church bells and beacon lighting at 9.15pm. Tickets
£10 (inc supper) from parishofwykeregis.org.uk/events or Jeff
 on 07710 096174.

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