July diary

« All Events July diary July 1 8:00 am July 31 5:00 pm « Guided Town Perimeter Walk Saturday July 3 Fun Day for the Luccombe Hub » JULY Please note: some events may have been cancelled following delay in lifting lockdown restrictions. If in doubt, please check with the organisers. Every Monday, Thursday and

JULY

Please note: some events may have been cancelled following delay in lifting lockdown restrictions. If in doubt, please check with the organisers.

Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday: Blandford Fashion Museum and tea room open 10am to 4pm

Every Tuesday: Little Hands Mother and Toddler Group, Okeford Fitzpaine village hall, 9 to 11am, book in advance through Little Hands Facebook Group or call 01258 861511

Every Wednesday: Blandford Community Fridge, Blandford Youth & Community Centre, Milldown Road, open 9 to 11am

Every Thursday: New Age Kurling, Winterborne Whitechurch village hall, 10am to 1pm, £3, details 01258 881416

Every Sunday: Blandford Methodist Church service 10.45am, book a place by phone to 01258 577030

Thursday July 1 (and every first Thursday): Rotary Club of Blandford Bring & Buy, Blandford Market

Friday July 2:

Blandford & District U3A lecture, Durweston Village Hall, 2pm, Adrian Green on Heywood Sumner: artist and archaeologist. Details 01258 455081

Wessex Acoustic Folk present Wildwood Jack + Paul Thomas, Blandford Corn Exchange, doors open 7pm, concert 7.30 to 9.30pm, tickets must be booked by calling 01202 732239 or online through www.wimborne.acoustic.co.uk

Milborne Movies presents ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ (PG), Milborne village hall, 7 for 7.30pm

Saturday July 3:

Coffee morning, Blandford Museum Victorian Garden, 10am to noon

Family Fun Day for the Luccombe Hub,  R Lukins Fitness, Stud Farm, Pimperne, 10am to 2pm

Shillingstone village market and coffee morning, Shillingstone Church Centre, 10.30 to noon

Sunday July 4: Guided Walk examining the geology of the architecture of Blandford starts 11am from Durdens Corner (Scrivens) in the Market Place. No need to book. Details 01258 459346

Auction Sale, Winterborne Whitechurch Village Hall, bring items in Saturday July 3

Monday July 5:

Blandford Town Council Town & General Purposes committee meeting, for agenda and link see www.blandfordforum-tc.gov.uk

Tuesday July 6 (and every Tuesday): Blandford Citizens Advice outreach is now back open, 10am to 2pm at the Parish Centre in The Tabernacle. At other times call 01747 835016, the free Dorset Advice Line on 0800 144 88 48 or email [email protected]

Wednesday July 7:

Blandford St Mary Parish Council meeting, for a Zoom invitation email [email protected]

The Rude Mechanicals present ‘Little Lily Harley’, East Farm, Tarrant Monkton, entry from 5.45pm for performance beginning 7.30pm, for tickets and information see www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk

Magnum Carnival Club bingo, Pimperne village hall, 7.30pm, subject to Covid restrictions permitting

British Army Band Tidworth in concert, Blandford Parish church, POSTPONED

Thursday July 8: Free virtual fraud safety presentation by Ashley Jones MBE, 7pm, for details and link see Blandford Town Council’s Facebook Events page

Friday and Saturday July 9 and 10: Butterfly walks (1pm start Friday, 10.30am start Saturday) in association with Butterfly Conservation.  Details: [email protected]

Saturday July 10: Child Okeford Coffee Morning, village hall

Sunday July 11: Town Centre Guided Heritage Walk led by a guide from Blandford & District Civic Society, meet 11am at the flood wall in the Marsh & Ham (Morrisons) car park, details 01258 459346

Monday July 12: Blandford Town Council full council meeting, 7pm, for agenda and link see www.blandfordforum-tc.gov.uk

Friday July 16: Miracle Theatre present ‘Star Crazy’ Milborne St Andrew Sports Club, BBQ and bar from 6pm, performance 8pm, tickets and details 01258 880920 or www.Artsreach.co.uk

Saturday July 17:

Scratchworks Theatre present The Grimm Sisters, grounds of the Blandford School, 2pm and 5pm, ticket and details 01258 480698 or www.Artsreach.co.uk

Games evening, free of charge, Winterborne Whitechurch Village Hall

Monday July 19 To Saturday July 24: Dorset Opera MozartFest, Coade Hall, Bryanston, www.dorsetopera.org.uk

Saturday July 24:

Litter Pick with War on Waste/Cleanup Blandford, from blue bridge, Marsh & Ham, 10am to 12noon, details [email protected]

Church fete, Blandford Parish Church and churchyard, 10am to 2pm

Sunday July 25: Town Perimeter Guided Heritage Walk led by a guide from Blandford & District Civic Society, meet 11am outside Scrivens, Durdens Corner, Market Place

Friday July 30: Last Friday in the Blandford Museum Victorian Garden, 6 to 9pm

Friday July 30 to Saturday August 7: Affordable Art Exhibition and Sale, Friends of Blandford Community Hospital shop, all proceeds to the Friends’ charity (www.friendsofblandford.org.uk)

Saturday July 31: Blandford Museum Festival of Archaeology, see www.blandfordmuseumtown.org.uk

What else is going on in Blandford…

June diary

To Sunday June 6: Dorset Art Weeks open studios locally and across the county, see www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk Wednesday June 2: Blandford

May 25 8:00 am June 30 9:30 pmEvent Details

Guided Town Perimeter Walk

June 27 11:00 am 1:00 pmEvent Details

Saturday July 3 Fun Day for the Luccombe Hub

July 3 10:00 am 2:00 pmEvent Details

Sunday July 4 Guided Geology Walk

Learn about the history of the stones making up the town's architecture, some dating back millions of years, with a

July 4 11:00 am 1:00 pmEvent Details

Sunday July 11: Guided Heritage Walk

Learn about the history of Blandford's Georgian town centre with a guide from Blandford & District Civic Society. 11am from

July 11 11:00 am 1:00 pmEvent Details

Saturday July 17 The Grimm Sisters

Scratchworks Theatre presents The Grimm Sisters, in the grounds of The Blandford School, Milldown Road, Blandford. 5pm and 8pm Tickets

July 17 5:00 pm 9:00 pmEvent Details

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