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For listings of everything from fairs, lunch clubs, Artsreach performances and coffee mornings, to concerts, workshops, clubs and open days just click on the sections below.

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PLEASE NOTE:  most events and meetings have been cancelled in response to the Covid 19 (coronavirus) restrictions. Please check with the contact before attending the few listed below to avoid disappointment. Please also let us know by email to listings@forumfocus.co.uk  of any events able to go ahead.

Sunday November 1: Commonwealth War Graves Remembrance, Blandford Cemetery, 10.45am

Monday November 2: Wellbeing Wheelers meet Bryanston Club 10am for easy cycle ride

Wednesday November 4: Is It Wheely Wednesday cycling group meets on the Milldown, details 01258 860157 or cyclewisesouthampton@gmail.com

Thursday November 5: Blandford Business Support Group Zoom meeting, 8.30am, details catherine@cbaservices.co.uk

Friday November 6:

Schools laying crosses for Remembrance in the churchyard of St Peter & St Paul’s Parish Church

Late night opening to 8pm, Sturminster Newton

Sunday November 8: Remembrance Sunday, Remember at Home, outdoor service to be shared on Blandford Forum Town Council Facebook page

Wednesday November 11: Armistice Day, Remember at Home and take two minutes to reflect and remember at 11am

Friday November 13: Craft Market in the Shambles, Market Place, 9am to 2pm

Saturday November 21: Panda Pre-school Christmas Fayre, The Corn Exchange, Blandford Forum, doors open at 9.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday November 26: Is It Tring Tring Thursday cycling group, meets Shillingstone Station, details 01258 860157 or cyclewisesouthampton@gmail.com

Friday November 27: Craft Market in the Shambles, Market Place, 9am to 2pm

Saturday November 28: Producer’s Market, Sturminster Newton

Friday to Sunday November 27 to 29: Child Okeford Art Trail, studios open 11am to 4pm

Saturday November 28: Blandford Environmental Trust work morning, Angus Wood, details 07971 434137

Friday December 4: Blandford Yuletide Festival and Tree Lighting, see https://blandford-yuletide-festival.org.uk/

Saturday and Sunday December 5 and 6: Christmas Fayre, Bryanston Club, 11am to 4pm, Covid Santa - book a time slot and pay in advance,  details phone 07708 550561

Monday December 7: Panda Pre-School Bingo, Royal British Legion, Blandford, eyes down 7.30pm

Saturday December 12: Christmas Quiz, Bryanston Club, book in advance on 07708 550561

Friday December 18: Carols and mulled wine, Bryanston Club, 6.30pm

Christmas Eve: Thursday December 24: Music from Ashley Day, Bryanston Club, tables must be booked in advance, 07708 550561

Events and meetings below have been suspended but contact details and/or website addresses for organisations are given for the days they normally take place so that further information can be found.

Friends of Blandford Community Hospital events: www.friendsofblandford.org.uk

First Mondays: Blandford Floral Club meets meetings, j.joyce75@btinternet.com

First Fridays: Shillingstone English Barn Dance Evenings, 01258 861184

Second Wednesdays: NHS Retirement Fellowship, 01929 472441

Second Thursdays: Forum Otters Cancer Support Group meetings, details 07561 114644

Second Fridays: Blandford Evening Women’s Institute, www.blandfordeveningwi.com or on Facebook

Third Mondays: Strictly Come Tea Dancing with the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, ian@archivepublishing.co.uk

Third Thursdays:  Blandford Art Society details www.blandfordartsociety.weebly.com

Third Saturdays: Cats’ Protection League Coffee Mornings, 01258 858644