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Monday June 1: Blandford Floral Club meets Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston, 2pm, Denise Jones – Floral Dreams

Wednesday June 3: Blandford Community Hospital Bingo, Royal British Legion, eyes down 7.30pm

Friday June 5: Shillingstone English Barn Dance Evening (every First Friday) at the Portman Hall, Blandford Rd DT11 0SF. 7.30 for 7.45. Callers and live bands. First time free, then £6. 01258 861184

Saturday June 6: Pimperne monthly coffee morning, village hall, 10am to noon

Saturday and Sunday June 6 and 7: Third Great Fabric Sale for Naomi House and Jack’s Place, Higher Dairy Farm, Tarrant Launceston, details 01258 830377

Sunday June 7: Blandford Repair Café, Scout Hut, Eagle House Gardens, 10am to 3pm, details see Facebook

Thursday June 11: Forum Otters Cancer Support Group meet Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 2 to 4pm, details 07561 114644

Saturday June 13: Panda Pre-School 40th anniversary celebration, 11am to 5pm, circus skills, magic show, barbecue, bar and photo booth

Sunday June 14:

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

Blandford Hidden Gardens, postponed to 2021

Monday June 15: Strictly Come Tea Dancing with the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, cancelled, ian@archivepublishing.co.uk

Wednesday June 17: Valley Gardening Club Talk : Plants that should be better known (Katherine Crouch), Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset DT11 0NT, 7.30pm

Thursday June 18:  Blandford Art Society Talk by Alison Board: Preparing work for exhibition, Pimperne Village Hall, 1.30pm, non-members welcome - £5, full details www.blandfordartsociety.weebly.com

Friday June 19:

Friends of Blandford Hospital Golf Day, Ashley Wood Golf Club

Wessex Acoustic Folk, Royal British Legion, Blandford, 8pm, Reg Meuross + Cathy Judge, tickets www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk

Saturday June 20:

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

Child Okeford Hey Day, https://childokeford.org

Sunday June 21: Guided walk studying Blandford’s Geology, 11am from Scrivens, Market Place, details 01258 459346

Friday June 26: Blandford U3A Open Meeting, Durweston Village Hall, 2pm, Francis Burroughs (The history of glass). Admission free, refreshment £1, details 01258 455081

Saturday June 27: Merry Hell + Gerry Colvin Band in Concert with Wessex Acoustic Folk, The Corn Exchange, Blandford, 8pm, tickets www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk

Friday and Saturday June 26 and 27: DorsetFest, music, food, family fun and camping, Warren Farm, Dorset, raising funds for the Three Churches and Weldmar Hospicecare, www.midsummermusic.co.uk

Friday to Sunday June 26 to 28: Royal Signals 100th anniversary Corps Weekend, Blandford Camp

Sunday June 28:

Royal Signals Freedom Parade, Blandford town centre, 3pm

Pimperne Quiz Sunday, The Anvil, 7pm, for the pre-school

Friday July 3: Shillingstone English Barn Dance Evening (every First Friday) at the Portman Hall, Blandford Rd DT11 0SF. 7.30 for 7.45. Callers and live bands. First time free, then £6. 01258 861184

Saturday July 4:

Pimperne monthly coffee morning, village hall, 10am to noon

Sponsored Walk starting 2pm and finishing at the Pimperne church for Refreshments and Raffle contact Jackie 07879 0035678

Monday July 6: Blandford Floral Club meets Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston, 2pm, demonstrator TBA, cream teas

Wednesday July 8: The Rude Mechanicals, East Farm, Tarrant Monkton

Thursday July 9: Forum Otters Cancer Support Group meet Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 2 to 4pm, details 07561 114644

Friday July 10: Wessex Acoustic Folk, Royal British Legion, Blandford, 8pm, Ray Cooper + Rod Jenkins, tickets www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk

Sunday July 12: Guided Heritage Walk of Town Centre, 11am from Marsh & Ham (Morrisons) car park, details 01258 459346

Tuesday to Thursday July 14 to 16: TBS Productions present ‘Chicago – High School Edition’, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Thursday July 16:  Blandford Art Society Mixed Media Workshop Painting Flowers by Dee Cowell, Pimperne Village Hall, 1.30pm, non-members welcome - £5, full details www.blandfordartsociety.weebly.com

Saturday July 18: Cats’ Protection League Coffee Morning & Stalls at Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, Blandford, 9.30am to 12.30pm, 01258 858644    

Monday July 20: Strictly Come Tea Dancing with the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 2.30 to 4.30pm, admission £7.50 per person (£5 for non-dancers)

Saturday July 25: Blandford & District Civic Society AGM, Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 3pm

Sunday July 26:

Skate Park Event, Stour Park, Blandford St Mary

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

Pimperne Quiz Sunday, The Anvil, 7pm, for Teddy Rocks

Saturday August 1:

Pimperne monthly coffee morning, village hall, 10am to noon

Plant and Flower Show, Tarrant Monkton village hall, 3pm

Sunday August 2: Guided walk studying Blandford’s Geology, 11am from Scrivens, Market Place, details 01258 459346

Friday August 7: Shillingstone English Barn Dance Evening (every First Friday) at the Portman Hall, Blandford Rd DT11 0SF. 7.30 for 7.45. Callers and live bands. First time free, then £6. 01258 861184

Sunday August 9: Guided Heritage Walk of Town Centre, 11am from Marsh & Ham (Morrisons) car park, details 01258 459346

Monday to Saturday August 10 to 15: Blandford Art Society Open Exhibition, Corn Exchange, Blandford

Wednesday August 12: Royal Opera House screening of Elektra, Coade Hall, Bryanston School, 7.45pm

Thursday August 13: Forum Otters Cancer Support Group meet Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 2 to 4pm, details 07561 114644

Saturday August 15:

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

Valley Gardening Club Summer Show, Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset DT11 0NT, 2.30pm

Monday August 17: Strictly Come Tea Dancing with the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 2.30 to 4.30pm, admission £7.50 per person (£5 for non-dancers)

Sunday August 23: Guided Heritage Walk of Town Perimeter, 11am from Scrivens, Market Place, details 01258 459346

Thursday to Monday August 27 to 31: The Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, see www.gdsf.co.uk

Monday August 31: Summer Bank Holiday

Wednesday September 2: Blandford Community Hospital Bingo, Royal British Legion, eyes down 7.30pm

Friday September 4: Shillingstone English Barn Dance Evening (every First Friday) at the Portman Hall, Blandford Rd DT11 0SF. 7.30 for 7.45. Callers and live bands. First time free, then £6. 01258 861184

Saturday September 5: Pimperne monthly coffee morning, village hall, 10am to noon

Sunday September 6:

Free Expression Arts Festival, Blandford Market Place, Corn Exchange, Town Hall and other venues

Pimperne Village Fete, in Village Hall at 2pm.  contact Jackie 07879 0035678

Monday September 7: Blandford Floral Club meets Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston, 2pm, Amy Shakeshaft – The World is Your Oyster

Friday September 11 to Sunday September 20: Dorset Architectural Heritage Week, see www.edht.org.uk/dahw.html

 September 11: Cemetery Chapel 10am to 2pm

 September 13: Guided Heritage Walk 11am from Marsh & Ham (Morrisons) car park, details 01258 459346

 September 19: Community Expo and Corn Exchange/Town Hall/Council Chamber, 10am to 1pm

 September 20: Guided Heritage Walk 11am

Saturday September 12: Blandford Carnival

Wednesday September 16: Valley Gardening Club Talk : Alternative Plants, Alternative Places (The Gardens Group), Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset DT11 0NT, 7.30pm

Thursday September 10: Forum Otters Cancer Support Group meet Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 2 to 4pm, details 07561 114644

Thursday September 17:  Blandford Art Society Demonstration and Workshop on Drawing Portraits with James Meiklejohn, Pimperne Village Hall, 1.30pm, non-members welcome - £5, full details www.blandfordartsociety.weebly.com

Friday to Sunday September 18 to 20: Teddy Rocks fighting children’s cancer with rock, Charisworth Farm, DT11 9AL, see www.teddyrocks.co.uk

Saturday September 19: Cats’ Protection League Coffee Morning & Stalls at Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, Blandford, 9.30am to 12.30pm, 01258 858644    

Monday September 21: Strictly Come Tea Dancing with the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 2.30 to 4.30pm, admission £7.50 per person (£5 for non-dancers)

Friday September 25:  Blandford U3A Open Meeting, Durweston Village Hall, 2pm, Emily Utgren (Lost features of Stourhead - the gardens in the 18th century]. Admission free, refreshment £1, details 01258 455081

Sunday September 27:

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

Pimperne Quiz Sunday, The Anvil, 7pm, for the Parkinsons Society

Friday October 2: Shillingstone English Barn Dance Evening (every First Friday) at the Portman Hall, Blandford Rd DT11 0SF. 7.30 for 7.45. Callers and live bands. First time free, then £6. 01258 861184

Saturday October 3: Pimperne monthly coffee morning, village hall, 10am to noon

Monday October 5: Blandford Floral Club meets Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston, 2pm, Margaret Heal – Inspired by Autumn

Thursday October 8: Forum Otters Cancer Support Group meet Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 2 to 4pm, details 07561 114644

Thursday October 15:  Blandford Art Society Talk and Interactive Session on Symbols in Art by Neil Houghton, Pimperne Village Hall, 1.30pm, non-members welcome - £5, full details www.blandfordartsociety.weebly.com

Saturday October 17:

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

Friends of Blandford Hospital Autumn Fair, Blandford Corn Exchange

Monday October 19: Strictly Come Tea Dancing with the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 2.30 to 4.30pm, admission £7.50 per person (£5 for non-dancers)

Friday October 23: Climate Change Conference hosted by Blandford Town Team and Environmental Trust

Saturday October 24: Poachers’ Moon present ‘Seafarers’, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 7.30pm

Sunday October 25: Pimperne Quiz Sunday, The Anvil, 7pm, for the Poppy Appeal

Sunday November 1: Commonwealth War Graves Remembrance, Blandford Cemetery

Monday November 2: Blandford Floral Club meets Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston, for Ploughman’s Lunch 12.30pm and AGM 2pm

Friday November 6: Shillingstone English Barn Dance Evening (every First Friday) at the Portman Hall, Blandford Rd DT11 0SF. 7.30 for 7.45. Callers and live bands. First time free, then £6. 01258 861184

Saturday November 7: Pimperne monthly coffee morning, village hall, 10am to noon

Sunday November 8: Remembrance Sunday

Wednesday November 11: Armistice Day

Monday November 16: Strictly Come Tea Dancing with the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 2.30 to 4.30pm, admission £7.50 per person (£5 for non-dancers)

Wednesday November 18: Valley Gardening Club Talk : For the love of Snowdrops (Lyn Miles), Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset DT11 0NT, 7.30pm

Thursday November 12: Forum Otters Cancer Support Group meet Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 2 to 4pm, details 07561 114644

Sunday November 15: Pimperne Autumn Fayre, in Village Hall 12am to 3pm Tables £7.00, Refreshments.

Thursday November 19:  Blandford Art Society Christmas Card Workshop led by Judith Ryde, Pimperne Village Hall, 1.30pm, non-members welcome - £5, full details www.blandfordartsociety.weebly.com

Saturday November 21: Cats’ Protection League Coffee Morning & Stalls at Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, Blandford, 9.30am to 12.30pm, 01258 858644    

Wednesday November 25: Blandford Community Hospital Bingo, Royal British Legion, eyes down 7.30pm

Sunday November 29: Pimperne Quiz Sunday, The Anvil, 7pm, for the village hall

Wednesday December 2: Blandford Community Hospital Christmas Wreath Making, Child Okeford Village Hall

Friday December 4: Shillingstone English Barn Dance Evening (every First Friday) at the Portman Hall, Blandford Rd DT11 0SF. 7.30 for 7.45. Callers and live bands. First time free, then £6. 01258 861184

Sunday December 6: Children’s Christmas Party, Pimperne Village Hall 2pm, £2 per child, contact Jackie 07879 0035678

Monday December 7: Blandford Floral Club meets Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston, 2pm, Open Meeting, Lucy Ellis – All I want for Christmas

Thursday December 10: Forum Otters Cancer Support Group meet Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, 2 to 4pm, details 07561 114644

Friday to Sunday December 11 to 13:

Oh No It Isn’t present Blandford’s pantomime

Durweston Village Pantomime -  Snow White in Village Hall, Fri/Sat 7pm, Sat/Sun 2pm

Wednesday December 16: Christmas Bingo, Pimperne Village Hall eyes down 7:30pm.

Thursday December 17:  Blandford Art Society AGM and Christmas Get-Together, Pimperne Village Hall, 1.30pm, non-members welcome - £5, full details www.blandfordartsociety.weebly.com

Saturday December 19: Cats’ Protection League Coffee Morning & Stalls at Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, Blandford, 9.30am to 12.30pm, 01258 858644    

Monday December 21: Strictly Come Tea Dancing with the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 2.30 to 4.30pm, admission £7.50 per person (£5 for non-dancers)

December 31: Family New Year’s Eve Village Party, Pimperne Village Hall 8pm