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More details - Miracle Theatre's The Cherry Orchard
This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.
Maumbury Rings
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Max Gate - Open air theatre: The Trumpet-Major
The New Hardy Players present a colourful and musical interpretation of Hardy’s romantic historical novel. Booking Advisable. Phone: 01305 267992. Dogs on leads welcome.
Max Gate
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Max Gate - Poetry at Max Gate: Thomas Hardy & others
Members of the New Hardy Players read inspiring seasonal poetry by Thomas Hardy and other associated writers. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players of 3. Booking Not Needed.
Max Gate
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Brownsea Island - WW1 Guided Walk
A free guided walk that explores Brownsea’s WW1 connections in this special centenary year. Take a tour around the island and discover it’s significance during WW1 with one of our expert volunteers. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Brownsea Island
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Burton Bradstock - National Meadows Day at Cogden
Join us at Cogden, one mile east of Burton Bradstock, on the Jurassic Coast as we explore the meadows and discover the vibrant wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies which call them home. Explore the meadows and discover the vibrant wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies which call them home.
Burton Bradstock
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Golden Cap - Jurassic Coast boat trip from Lyme Regis
Join us for a cruise along a stretch of Jurassic Coast, with a light commentary on all aspects of the coastline. Online bookings only via Stuart lines website. You have a choice of two circular trips: Lyme Regis heading east to West Bay and back - departing at 11am, returning at 1.30pm.
Golden Cap
Mon 9 Jul

More details - Brownsea Island - Coastal wildlife walk
Join one of our experienced rangers and discover more about the creatures that make the Brownsea shoreline their home. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202 707744. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Dorchester Country Market
A Community Market selling home made baked goods, bread, cakes and savoury bakes. Local honey and home made preserves and pickles, local free range eggs. Beautiful flowers, plants and in season, home grown vegetables. Plus a huge range of high quality hand made craft items perfect for that original gift.
Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester.
Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Fri 13 Jul, Fri 20 Jul, Fri 27 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Fri 10 Aug

More details - Dorset County Museum guest speaker at business networking lunch
Humphries Kirk is putting the finishing touches to its plans for its Top O’ Town Lunch Club on Wednesday June 20. The Lunch Club will take place at The Wessex Royale Hotel in Dorchester and guests are encouraged to arrive at 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West Street, Dorchester
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Pop-Up Opera Mozart Double Bill: Bastien & Bastienne and The Impresario
Pop-Up Opera return this summer with a sparkling new Mozart Double Bill: Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastien und Bastienne. Sit back and enjoy two delicious one-act comedies in which a pair of actresses battle it out to be the prima donna, and a pair of lovers tease and test their feelings for each other.
Charlton Down Herrison Hall Dorchester
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: The Mill on the Floss
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family.
Frampton Village Hall Frampton Dorchester
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Owermoigne Monday Club
Monday May 14th - Dawn Lawrence , a wildlife expert on endangered species will visit. Monday June 4th - John Willows - collecting postcards Monday July 2nd - James Feaver - Foraging for wild food.
Village Hall, Owermoigne, Dorset
Mon 2 Jul

More details - St Michael's Church Flower Festival
This year’s annual flower festival will be held on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July both days 10 till 5pm. Theme this is All living Creatures. Tea, coffee and cake will be served throughout the day. At 7pm there will be animal themed entertainment in the church provided by our local amateur dramatic group.
St Michael’s Church Owermoigne
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Sculpture by the Lakes - Open Garden for NGS
Recently created modern garden with inspiration taken from all over the world. Described as a modern arcadia it follows traditions of the landscape movement, but for C21. Where sculpture has been placed, the planting palette has been kept simple, but dramatic, so that the work remains the star.
Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorchester
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Holworth Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden is tucked away without being isolated and has an atmosphere of extraordinary peace and tranquility. At no point do visitors perceive any idea of the whole, but have to discover, by degrees and at every turn, its element of surprise, its variety of features and its appreciation of space.
Holworth Farmhouse, Dorchester
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Littlebredy Walled Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre walled garden on S-facing slopes of Bride River Valley. Herbaceous borders, riverside rose walk, lavender beds and potager vegetable and cut flower gardens. Original Victorian glasshouses, one under renovation.
Littlebredy Walled Gardens, Littlebredy
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun

More details - Mill Singers Concert in Support of Home-Start West Dorset
Mill Singers Male Voice Choir Concert raising funds for Home-Start West Dorset Saturday 30th June 2018 7.30pm - 9.45pm RETIRING COLLECTION IN AID OF HOME-START WEST DORSET - a local family support charity operating across Weymouth, Portland and West Dorset.
St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Street, Weymouth
Sat 30 Jun

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening
Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Matchstick Fleet Exhibition
For more than 60 years master modeller Philip Warren has been painstakingly creating an armada of every Royal Navy warship afloat, in service or setting sail since the Second World War ... out of matchsticks and wooden matchboxes. The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real ships.
Nothe Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Today to Sun 1 Jul

More details - The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Open Garden for NGS
Steep paths lead to beguiling 4 acres of natural woodland with many springs, streams, 2 pools one a natural swimming pool planted with native plants. Front garden with pleached crabtree border, topiary and soft planting incl tulips, peonies, roses and verbascums.
The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorchester
Sun 1 Jul, Wed 4 Jul

Abbotsbury Plant Finder’s Fair More details - Abbotsbury Plant Finder's Fair
A rare treat - a Specialist Plant Fair with unusual and exotic plants plus a large range of hardy shrubs & perennials.
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens on B3157 Coast Road, Weymouth to Bridport
Sun 1 Jul
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More details - Broomhill - Open Garden for NGS
Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden set in 1½ acres. Island beds and borders are planted with shrubs, roses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour into the autumn.
Broomhill, Dorchester
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Braddocks - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of plant-packed sloping gardens, conceived, planted and looked after by owner. ’A feast of a garden at all times of the year’. Wild flower meadows and water. Herbaceous, underplanted shrubs and roses of all types and hues. Shady woodland garden and fine mature specimen trees.
Braddocks, Bridport
Tue 10 Jul

More details - Norwood House - Open Garden for NGS
Our garden is hidden away in a stunning West Dorset Valley surrounded by our small family estate. We started our landscaping adventure from scratch in 2011. Today the glorious purple, pink and white borders surround the house and lawn. Many varieties of geranium and other perennials, grasses, shrubs and a rockery.
Norwood House, Dorchester
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Historical Dance Class
Learn dances from England of the 15th to 19th centuries. Current period is Restoration, approx. 1660-1730. Taught by friendly historical dance specialist; no previous experience needed, nor partner, nor costume. Light loose clothes advised, and flexible low-heeled footwear. Good exercise, good music, good fun.
Royal British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Bridport
** BRIDPORT LEISURE CENTRE **. Thursday 12th July - 7.30pm Tickets £10.00 Available online www.psychicmediumnikkikitt.co.uk Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
Bridport Leisure Centre Brewery Fields Bridport
Thu 12 Jul

More details - Grow, Connect and Nurture Eco Arts Woodland Club for girls
Eco Arts Woodland Workshops at Core Creative Education CIC for Girls are designed to encourage young teenage women to pause from their busy everyday lives to reconnect with the outdoors, with nature & with themselves.
Core Creative Education, Limemead Farm, Halstock Leigh, Nr Yeovil
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Neddy Green Fayre 2018
Neddy Green is Having its 2nd Annual event/open day. Free entry with optional overnight camping at a cost of £7. Fun for children, come and feed the goats and ponies and dance around to some lovely live music. Bar, and home made food on site. www.neddygreen.co.uk
Neddy Green, Eddy Green Road, Lytchett Matravers
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Horn Park - Open Garden for NGS
Large, plantsmans garden with magnificent view to sea. Many rare and mature plants and shrubs in terraced, herbaceous, rock and water gardens. Woodland garden and walks in bluebell woods. Good autumn colouring. Wild flower meadow with 164 varieties incl orchids.
Horn Park, Beaminster
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: The Mill on the Floss
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family.
The Exchange Sturminster Newton
Wed 4 Jul

14th UK Boogie Woogie Festival More details - 14th UK Boogie Woogie Festival
The 14th UK International Boogie Woogie Festival Hurricane storm Boogie hits North Dorset…. For 3 days Sturminster Newton comes alive with Boogie Woogie rhythm. Probably the biggest yet with many international players Artists have crossed continents to play, sing, dance, teach and entertain.
The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton
Fri 6 Jul to Sun 8 Jul
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Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars More details - Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars
Now in its 15th year with the largest display of Vintage, Classic & Supercars in the South West – Celebrating 70yrs of Land Rover plus display of 2000 cars and providing a great day out for both the dedicated car enthusiast and the family.
Sherborne Castle
Sun 15 Jul
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More details - Vintage Tea Party
Learn to dance and enjoy an afternoon tea and a glass of Prosecco Be entertained by Forever Dean Fantastic raffle prizes to be won All whilst raising funds for St Margaret’s Hospice
Sherborne Prep School 39 Acreman St, Sherborne
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Pound Puppy Animal Rescue Bazaar
Pound Puppy are having a Bazaar at the Courtyard Centre, Lytchett Minster to help reduce our frighteningly large vet bill. There will be a table-top sale of bric-a-brac and collectables, a cake stall, book stall and a sale of good quality nearly new clothes.
The Courtyard Craft Centre, Huntick Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Chideock Manor - Open Garden for NGS
6/7 acres of formal and informal gardens. Bog garden beside stream and series of ponds. Yew hedges and mature trees. Lime and crab apple walks, herbaceous borders, colourful rose and clematis arches, fernery and nuttery. Walled vegetable garden and orchard. Woodland and lakeside walks. Fine views.
Chideock Manor, Bridport
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - CREAM TEAS WEEKEND - Raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
What could be better after a drive out in the Dorset countryside than tea and cake? This event, courtesy of the Mackrell Charity, is where you can enjoy a traditional cream tea or indulge yourself with a slice of delicious home made cake.
The Old School, Church Street, Sturminster Marshall
Sat 14 Jul and Sun 15 Jul

More details - Opportunity to view tranquil new Harbour View Crematorium
Tapper Funeral Service is set to host an open day on Saturday, July 7 at its new private crematorium facility, Harbour View, in Lytchett Minster. Anyone is welcome to attend the event, giving guests the opportunity to view the unique new facilities in a relaxed setting.
Harbour View Woodland Burial Ground, Harbour Lodge, Randalls Hill, Poole
Sat 7 Jul

More details - 17th century falconry
Come and meet out birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War. Check the website for timings, dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War Falconry
Come and meet our birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War. Bird display 10am - 5pm and two flying demonstrations each day, accompanied by exciting historical commentary. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Illyria Open Air Theatre company presents: The Adventures of Dr Dolittle at Corfe Castle
When Doctor John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Along with his animal friends, he sets forth on a mission to heal illness, spread compassion and gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom.
National Trust, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Corfe Castle - Open Air Theatre: Dr Dolittle
Illyria (equity) presents: Dr Dolittle; a funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Thu 28 Jun

More details - The Time Traveller's kitchen
The ’Time Traveller’s Kitchen’ shows you culinary delights from the 17th century, using ingredients from Purbeck’s land, sea and sky. Check website for more details, dogs on leads are welcome.
The Square National Trust Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War Sutler
The ’Time Traveller’s Kitchen’ demonstrates culinary delights from the Seventeenth Century, using ingredients from Purbeck’s land, sea and sky. Ingredients, recipes and techniques will be demonstrated by the castle’s very own sutler from a replica Civil War field kitchen.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Corfe Castle - Open Air Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance
When a young man named Frederick leaves the band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, hilarity ensues. Pack a picnic to enjoy from 6.30pm before the performance begins at 7pm. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895. Children 17 and under to be accompanied by an adult.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Open Air Theatre: Pirates of Penzance
When a young man named Frederick leaves the band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, hilarity ensues. Pack a picnic to enjoy before the performance, seating is not provided so bring a rug or seat to sit on. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 13 Jul

More details - The Old Rectory, Manston - Open Garden for NGS
Beautifully restored 5 acre garden. S-facing wall with 120ft herbaceous border edged by old brick path. Enclosed yew hedge flower garden. Wildflower meadow marked with mown paths and young plantation of mixed hardwoods. Well maintained walled Victorian kitchen garden with new picking flower section.
The Old Rectory, Manston, Sturminster Newton
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Upton Craft Fair
If you love handmade craft items then you will love our craft fairs. We have local ladies and gentlemen that spend their valuable time making some truly amazing pieces. We are excited to be introducing Upton to our lovely Craft Fairs and looks forward to many more at this location.
Upton Community Centre, 2 Poole Road, Upton, Poole
Sat 30 Jun

More details - An Evening With Jo Burt (Freddie Mercury, The Troggs)
Milborne Port Village Hall are proud to present Jo Burt (Freddie Mercury, The Troggs & many more!) & the fabulous backing vocalists from his full band, Kathy & Antonia, in an atmospheric night of exhilarating acoustic music & rich harmonies; raising money to refurbish the hall foyer.
Milborne Port Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne Port
Sat 30 Jun

Your Spiritual Health Programme More details - Your Spiritual Health Programme
Marilyn Upton leads this wonderful nine- part Meditation programme by Dr William Bloom. Once a month on a Saturday afternoon. William says: "This programme can improve your physical, emotional and psychological health. It can reduce stress and anxiety, and bring your body back into a state of healthy balance.
NINE SPRINGS NATURAL HEALTH CENTRE YEOVIL
Sat 23 Jun
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More details - Yeovil U3A folk dance group
Calling all over-50s! Yeovil U3A folk dance group invites you to a free taster session: Wednesday 27 June, 2-4- pm, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Preston Grove, Yeovil. Gentle lively exercise: English country dances from Tudor to present day, led by friendly tutor. No partner needed nor previous experience.
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Preston Grove, Yeovil
Wed 27 Jun

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