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Saturday May 2: Pimperne monthly coffee morning, www.pimperne.org.uk

Friday to Sunday May 1 to 3:

VE DAY Exhibition by the Blandford Commemoration Group, POSTPONED

Teddy Rocks fighting children’s cancer with rock, Charisworth Farm, DT11 9ALK, see www.teddyrocks.co.uk POSTPONED to September 18-20

Monday May 4: Blandford Floral Club suspended until further notice

Wednesday May 6: Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, Brewery Hall, Hall & Woodhouse, 7.30pm

Friday May 8: VE Day Bank Holiday, 10 am to 6.55pm, live music and food, Crown Hotel;  2.55pm VE 75 Civic Address, 6.55pm Cry for Peace and Peal of Bells, Market Place and Blandford Parish Church, www.blandford-forumtc.co.uk, for other news and events see www.veday75.org

Tea with a Swing, Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston, details 01258 454300 or 454559

Shroton: Bring and share party in the village hall 2.45pm, Spitfire Fly Past 3.05pm Bell ringing and start of evening in the Church 6pm

Saturday May 9: VE Day Veterans Breakfast, and evening concert by the Ambassador’s Big Band, Corn Exchange. Vintage Fair and garden party, Crown Hotel

VE day celebrations, Bryanston Club, start 1pm, 01258 454423

VE Day party, Pimperne village hall, 3pm, sandwiches and cakes to Jackie 07879003567

VE History display and cream teas, Shroton Church

Sunday May 10:

VE Day civic thanksgiving service, Blandford Parish Church, Market Place, subject to likely cancellation

Guided Heritage Walk of Town Centre, 11am from Marsh & Ham (Morrisons) car park, details 01258 459346

Thursday May 14: Forum Otters Cancer Support Group meet Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 2 to 4pm, details 07561 114644

Friday May 15:

Blandford Mayor Making Ceremony, Corn Exchange, 11am for 11.30am start

Wessex Acoustic Folk, Royal British Legion, Blandford, 8pm, Granny’s Attic + Les Wild, tickets www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk

Friday and Saturday May 15 and 16: Tarrant Valley Players present ‘The Trial’, Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston, 7 for 7.30pm, tickets 01258 830641

Saturday May 16:

Cats’ Protection League Coffee Morning & Stalls at Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, Blandford, 9.30am to 12.30pm, 01258 858644    

The Comedy Exchange, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 7.30pm, see b-c-p.co.uk

Sunday May 17:

Winterborne Valley Croquet Club Open Day, Winterborne Stickland Sports & Social Club, 2 to 5pm

Royal Overseas League Spring Concert, The Mithras Piano Trio, Blandford Parish Church 4pm

Monday May 18:

Strictly Come Tea Dancing with the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, May and June cancelled, ian@archivepublishing.co.uk

Film Night ‘1917’ (15), Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall, 7.30pm, details 01258 861357

Wednesday May 20: Valley Gardening club Talk: The Kitchen Garden - Kingston Lacy (Andrew Hunt), Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset DT11 0NT, 7.30pm

Thursday May 21:  

Blandford Art Society Workshop by Bonnie Brown – Figurative to Abstraction, Pimperne Village Hall, 1.30pm, non-members welcome - £5, full details www.blandfordartsociety.weebly.com

Museum Archaeology Group, Tim Brown on “Pre-Columbian Peru” where he has worked on significant digs, particularly those connected to the Wari culture, Blandford Town Museum, 7.30pm,  details 01258 452831

Friday to Sunday May 22 to 24: Cursus Cider & Music Festival, Sixpenny Handley, see www.fuelledbycider.com

Saturday May 23: Poachers Moon present ‘Seafarers’, Child Okeford Village Hall, 7.30pm, details 07973439677 (www.poachersmoon.com)

Saturday and Sunday May 23 and 24: Blandford Camera Club annual exhibition, Corn Exchange, Blandford

Saturday May 23 to Sunday June 7: Dorset Art Weeks, brochures available art centres, libraries and TICs from end of March, see www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk

Sunday May 24:

Guided Heritage Walk of Town Perimeter, 11am from Scrivens, Market Place, details 01258 459346

Turnworth DT11 0EE - village gardens; home-made teas; music; plants etc.; free parking & entry

Monday May 25: Spring Bank Holiday

Thursday May 28: Royal Opera House screening of The Dante Project, Coade Hall, Bryanston School, 7.15pm

Friday May 29: Wessex Acoustic Folk, Royal British Legion, Blandford, 8pm, Marion Fleetwood + Simon Loake, tickets www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk

Sunday May 31: Pimperne Quiz Sunday, The Anvil, 7pm, for the church