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WHAT’S ON – MAY & EARLY JUNE, 2017

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REGULAR EVENTS

GILLINGHAM COUNTRY MARKET
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 biscuits.

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

QUIZ NIGHT
Every Thursday, 7.30pm
Dolphin Inn

 

May

Friday, May 5

Quiz in aid of the Stars Appeal
Gillingham Football Club, 7.30pm
Come along for a fun quiz with a prize for first and second places.

Saturday, May 6
Four miles (two-hour) walk with the Gillingham Walkers
Meet at 2pm in the Chantry Fields carpark behind the library for car share to East Knoyle
Return at about 5pm

Saturday, May 6
Bee and Butterfly Bonanza and plant sale
Dorset Wildflower Trust and GANG joint activity.
Talks, workshops, stalls, games, quizzes and activities for all ages
Free refreshments
Gillingham Town Meadow, 11am-4pm

Saturday, May 6
West Stour Plant Sale
Church House Garden, 10am
Wide selection of locally grown bedding plants as well as ‘greenhouse plants’. Plant lists are available at the Udder Farm Shop and Hawtree Riverside Garage.
Cakes and produce on sale at the Village Hall, along with refreshments
All proceeds shared between the Parish church and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7

Craft Fair
Artists and craftspeople with a selection of jewellery, pottery, paintings, wood turning and much more
Stourton Memorial Hall, Stourhead, 10am-5.30pm

Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7
Drive & Ride
Test out the newest additions to the Kubota tractors and ground care machines.
Turnpike Showground. Free entry all day
Tel 01747 851344; www.egcoles.com

Saturdays, May 6 & 13
Gillingham Bowling Club Open Days

10.00—4.00 pm
All you need are some flat soled shoes and the club will provide the bowls and help to give you a taste of the game.
Don’t be shy or lonely come and have a go and join in the fun and games.
Further information 01747 826468

Monday, May 8 – 27
Spring garden tours at Stourhead
11am – noon; and 1.30pm-2.30pm
Meet at visitor reception

Friday, May 12
West Country Jazz tour: Henry Spencer and Juncture
Bourton Village Hall, 7.30pm. bar opens at 7pm
Tickets £15 including first drink; available at Bourton and Zeals garages.
Contact Jane Joyce on 01747 840149
All proceeds for restoration of Stourton Church Bells

Saturday, May 13
Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby
International songwriters and performers
Gillingham Methodist Church, 7.30pm
Tickets, £10, from 07817 379006 or www.wegottickets.com/event/386093

Sunday, May 14

Shaftesbury Food Festival
Over 100 food & drink stalls packed with delicious local produce, plus chefs – award-winning David Griffin-Shepherd from La Fleur de Lys and Mark Hartstone from La Fosse plus Steve Bant and Sarah Ali Choudhary – demonstrating their cooking skills, as well as the famous Cheese Run up Gold Hill, music and medieval festivities in the Abbey Gardens, music from the Shaftesbury Silver Town Band and lots of special foodie offers.
Shaftesbury, 10am-4pm. www.shaftesburyfestival.co.uk

Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14
Stourhead Triathlons
Saturday, 5pm-8pm; Sunday 9am-6pm
Watch as competitors, swim in the lake, cycle and run.

Saturday & Sunday,  May 13 and 14
FAB – All Breed Agility Show
Turnpike Showground
More information: www.fabagility.com

Wednesday, May 17
Afternoon Teatime Trio
A dementia-friendly tea concert featuring the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Meet people, listen to music & enjoy afternoon tea
Gillingham Town Hall, 2.15pm – 4pm
Tickets are free but book in advance by calling the town hall on 01747 823588

Friday, May 19
Help for Heroes coffee morning
Yew House Farm, Marnhull, 10am-12.30pm

Friday, May 19
Quiz night
Gillingham Football Club, Hardings Lane, 8pm
Teams a max of 6, Cash prize and raffle

Saturday, May 20
Gillingham Skatepark Jam
MC, music, competitions and prizes
Hardings Park, noon-4pm

Saturday, May 20
May Fayre in aid of Mere Cancer Research
Stalls and family entertainment.
10am-noon.
Donations welcome for Man Shed, Books and Bric a Brac. Large items collected the day before, otherwise donations on the dat

Saturday, May 20
Gillingham Community Cinema:  A Street Cat Named Bob
Gillingham Methodist Church, 7pm
Tickets form 07817 379006

Sunday, May 21
North Dorset Cycle Ride
In Aid of Prostrate Cancer UK
3 routes – 12 miles (family friendly); 25 miles; 50 miles
Registration details at https://shaftesburyrotaryclub.org

Tuesday, May 23
Moviola: ‘Lion’
Village Hall, 9pm

Friday, May 26
Marnhull POPPin Café
Village Hall, 10am-noon

Saturday, May 27
Arts and Crafts Fair
The Methodist Church Hall, 10am-1.30pm
An array of talented artists and crafters who can help inspire you with ideas and gifts…

Saturday, May 27 – June 4
Wylye Valley Arts Trail
Biannual arts festival at selected locations
Find out more…

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 27 – 29
National Garden Scheme
Garden open up for a weekend of horticultural delight with special events such as craft fairs, exhibitions and more.
Find a nearby garden at www.ngs.org.uk

June

Saturday, June 3
Gillingham in Gear
Classic, vintage, modern and interesting cars, motorbikes and other road vehicles.
Gillingham Town Meadow, 10am-4pm
Free entry for visitors and those wishing to display their vehicles
Monies raised will be donated to the Gillingham Town Carnival and the Yeovil Freewheelers (Blood Bikes).

Saturday, June 3
Four mile (two-hour) walk with the Gillingham Walkers
Meet at 2pm at the Peacemarsh Surgery carpark.

Thursday, June 8
Coach trip to Burrow Farm Garden, Axminster (East Devon’s Secret Garden) organised by Duncliffe Garden Club, East Stour
£18 includes coach and entry
Tel Terry on 01747 838 335 for more details or to reserve a place

Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11
Music and Flower Festival
St Michael’s Church, Mere
Beautiful floral arrangements and music
Find out more…

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