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More details - Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital - May and June events
Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital has announced its May and June complimentary advice sessions, covering a range of health topics.
67 Lansdowne Rd, Bournemouth

More details - Vegan Cooking Demo at Dolphin Shopping Centre’s Eco Hub
The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole has a varied and exciting schedule of free events coming up in its Eco Hub. On Thursday June 21, a Vegan Cooking Demo will take place with nutritionist Emi Looker.
The Eco Hub at the Dolphin Shopping Centre

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston 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 by 9.15am for a prompt start). These free, volunteer-led rides are a great chance to explore the local area and make new friends.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Staddlestones - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful setting for a cottage garden with colour themed borders, pleached limes and hidden gems, leading over chalk stream to shady area which has some unusual plants incl hardy orchids and arisaemas. Plenty of areas just to sit and enjoy the wildlife.
Staddlestones, Wimborne

More details - Sunday Rosta at Banque & Bohem
Sundays are for pure indulgence and relaxation. Come and fill up with us on chef Dean Kavara’s famously-scrumptious Sunday Roast! Fancy a glass of Prosecco or House Wine? Why not go bottomless for an hour for £11… An added bonus is that most Sunday’s will feature live acoustic music from 2 pm!
Banque & Bohem, 39 Poole Hill

More details - Summer Soundtracks
Come and join us for a concert of classical and popular music that will have something that appeals to all - a soundtrack to the summer. Featuring music from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Greatest Showman, Marriage of Figaro and many more!
St. Peter’s Church 4 Hinton Road Bournemouth

More details - Designing in the Naturalistic Style
Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic, wildlife-friendly garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Today, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies. Both members and non-members must have a timed house entry ticket.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Wine Discovery Evenings
You’re invited to come and explore a range of exciting wines hosted by WEST-certified Jose Oldroyd from the General Wine Company - along with guest wine ambassadors on selected dates.
RNLI College West Quay Road Poole Dorset

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

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 - Studland Bay - Curry and Kayak
Join us for a kayak across the bay to see Old Harry rocks up close followed by a warming curry at Knoll Beach caf. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun

More details - Dorset Wildlife Trust Member's Day
Meet up with representatives of Dorset’s largest conservation charity on this special day and discover how Knoll’s naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year-round beauty.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 22 Jun

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 - 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 - 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 - Studland Bay - Wakey, wakey, paddle and brekkie
Start your weekend with a 2 hour kayak trip in Studland Bay followed by a full English breakfast at Knoll Beach Caf. Minimum age 10 years old if accompanied by an adult or 16 years if unaccompanied. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500. Children must be accompanied by an adult to all events.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sat 21 Jul

More details - Stour Row Open Gardens
A selection of village gardens are open for viewing.
Tickets on the day from Stour Row Village Hall, Shaftesbury Dorset SP70QG
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Farnham Open Gardens
Receive a warm welcome in this small and friendly village. In addition to the 10 gardens to explore, the village allotmenteers will be on hand to show you around their patches and sell locally grown plants and produce. The church will be decorated and refreshments will be available all day.
Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Fossil Art
Join John House to make some very realistic-looking fossils using natural materials. This is a great event for anyone, young and old, interested in fossils. John has been published in the Who’s Who in Visual Art, and has exhibited in London. No need to book.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 28 Jul, Sat 11 Aug

More details - The Hollow, Blandford Forum - Open Garden for NGS
Hillside cottage garden built on chalk, about acre with an interesting variety of plants in borders that line the numerous sloping pathways. Water features for wildlife and well placed seating areas to sit back and enjoy the views.
The Hollow, Blandford Forum, Blandford Forum
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 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 - Dorset County Orchestra - Summer Concert
Dorset County Orchestra’s annual concert in Swanage is at 19.30 on Saturday 23rd June 2018 in St Mary’s Church Swanage. Under the baton of their Principal Conductor, Ian Pillow, DCO present a programme of popular classical works for a summer evening in Swanage.
St Mary’s Church, Church Hill, Swanage
Sat 23 Jun

More details - CHARITY MIDSUMMER BALL - Raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
Dust off your glad rags and polish up your bling! Come and enjoy this fun evening and help us to raise funds for the East Dorset and New Forest branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Hilton Hotel, Terrace Road, Bournemouth
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Time Traveller's Reunion @ Russell-Cotes
Calling all temporal adventurers, Time Lords, and wormhole wanderers! It’s time to dust off your tailcoats, lace up your corsets, don your goggles and fire up your time machines…and join us at the Time Travellers’ Reunion. Saturday 23rd June 2018 7.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum East Cliff Promenade
Sat 23 Jun

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