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Every Friday from 8.30am-11am at the Methodist Church Hall (next to Lloyds Bank), High Street Gillingham.

Gillingham Country Market offers a truly local shopping

experience and a warm welcome.

We sell genuinely home-produced foods, plants and crafts.

Buy direct from our local producers.

It is a place to meet friends for coffee, home-made cakes and

First Saturday of every month
The Mellowes, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Every Thursday, 7.30pm
Dolphin Inn



Friday, June 30 – July 9
Gillfest music festival
From rock to blues, jazz & classical.
See the full program at www.gillfest.org

Saturday, July 1
Fireworks & music extravanganza with world-renowned organist David Briggs
Gillingham Methodist church, 7.30pm
Tickets £15 (adults); £5 for under 14s; reduced rates for groups

Saturday, July 1
GillFest Ramble
Meet at 2pm at RiversMeet.  Explore some of the former Royal Forest. About 4 miles.
Bring a drink and snack.

Friday, July 7
Mere Carnival Bingo
Grove Buildings, Church Street, Mere
Doors open 6.45pm; eyes down 7.30pm
Excellent prizes including vouchers for two tickets for The Lady in the Van at Theatre Royal Bath. Plus specials, raffle, refreshments. Fun for all the family. Funds to the Mere Carnival

Friday, July 7
Warminster Military Wives Choir
St Michael’s Church, Mere; 6.30pm for 7pm start
Tickets now £10 each (£12 on the door, subj to availability)
Tel Christine Marsh 01747 861212 or Ann Lloyd 01747 863477

Saturday, July 8
Gillingham Town Meadow Fete

Wide range of children’s activities from bouncy castle to circus skills plus music, home-made goodies, plus Hidden Pizza and Red Lion BBQ. Also over 20 local groups to discover – what’s great in SP8.

Saturday, July 8
Fly 4 Heroes 2017
30 minute flight experiences plus on the ground, classic cars, stalls, and children’s activities including Little Landies
Henstridge Airfield, 9.30am – 5.30pm, entry is free. Flights cost £40. www.fly4heroes.co.uk

Monday, July 10

Salisbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir ‘Sacred Masterpieces’
St Michael’s Church, Mere
Tickets £10, available from Mere Library or Meg Oliver on 01747 860 111

Monday, July 10
Hot Rock Carnival Club Bingo
Vicarage School Rooms, 8pm

Wednesday, July 12
Mere Gardening Club talk: Stourhead: History, conservation and management of the garden by Alan Power, head gardener
Grove buildings, Church Street, Mere, 7.30pm
£5 entry for visitors who are very welcome

Saturday, July 15
Gillingham Skatepark Jam
MC, music, competitions and prizes
Hardings Park, noon-4pm

Saturday, July 15
Gillingham Football Club Beer Festival

Gillingham Town Football Club, noon-7pm

Saturday, July 15
Coffee Morning for Mere Cancer Research
Dewes House, Salisbury Street, 10am-noon.
Raffle, bric a brac and plant sale.
Access is via Salisbury St car park

Saturday, July 15
Gillingham Community Cinema: Viceroy’s House starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson

Gillingham Methodist Church Hall, 7pm
For tickets call 07817 37006

Sunday, July 16
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Cats Protection Coach Trip Fundraiser
£20 per person – includes coach and ticket

Friday, July 21
Quiz & Supper Evening 

Grove Buildings, Mere
7pm for 7.30pm.
Quiz Master- Bill Pike; teams of 4 @£6 pp inc. Ploughman’s Supper
Advance Booking advisable on 01747 861969

Saturday, July 22
Marnhull Fest
Recreation ground, Marnhull
Noon – 5pm: Family entertainment including circus skills, extreme falconry, inflatables, classic cars and tractors, dog show and flower show.
5pm-6pm: children’s disco & children’s entertainer.
7pm – late:  licensed bar

Saturday, July 22
Step into Summer – North Dorset Rugby Sevens
40 teams taking part in this action-packed day with on-field rugby action and plenty of off-field entertainment
North Dorset RFC, Gillingham, from 9.30am
See page 32 for more information

Saturday, July 29
MS Strawberry Teas
Gillingham Methodist Church Hall
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Raffle, tombola, mini-auction as well as lovely afternoon teas

Saturday, July 29
Vintage Vehicle Rally & Family Fun Day
Udder Farm Shop
10am-4pm: Vintage and modern tractors, classic cars, craft stalls, bouncy castle, fairground rides, tractor rides, facepainting and more
From 4.30pm – late: BBQ, bar and live music with Mustang Sally, Loose Connections and Rip It Up!
Entry by donation. Raising funds for Salisbury District Stars Appeal and Salisbury Hospice Charity.



Saturday, August 5
Gillingham Walkers
Meet at 2pm in the Peacemarsh Surgery car park for a two hour (4 mile) walk.
Bring water and, if weather is hot, wear hats please.

Saturday, August 10
Blackmore Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Open Day
Bishops Caundle Villge Hall DT9. 5NB
10.30 am – 3 30pm
Demonstrations of hand and machine-stitching, and displays of work by members and our Young
Embroiderers’ Group. Sales tables, tea/coffee.  Parking. Disabled access. Folios from the Guild’s national collection of textiles.


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