Calendar

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Apr 25 @ 09:30 Village Hall
Exercise classes for all ages and abilities. The 09:30 session is for Total Body Conditioning. The 10:30 session focuses more on Tums, Balance and Stretching. £5 each session, or both for £8. Qualified trainer.  
Apr 25 @ 19:00 The Exchange
Apr 25 @ 19:15 – 22:00 Village Hall
Okeford Fitzpaine Short Mat Bowls Club meets at the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Apr 25 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Join Neil Sands for his biggest ever matinee show with more singers, more stunning costumes, more memories and even more fun. This brand new production for 2019 is guaranteed to have you singing along from[...]
Apr 26 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Get dressed up to the nines and party like 007 at this unique Bond themed party. On arrival you will be welcomed with a cocktail and a ‘fun casino’ (no money involved) will be open[...]
Apr 29 @ 19:30 Village Hall
Annual General Meeting To be held at the Hall on Monday 29th April at 7:30pm All welcome Agenda Apologies Minutes of April 16th 2018 Matters arising Chairman’s Report Treasurer’s Report Election of 5 Committee members[...]
May 1 all-day Shillingstone Station
IS IT Wheely Wednesday? Ride your bike.. get fresh air.. have a chat.. coffee shop.. back by lunch.. £2 Join me on the 1st Wednesday of each month.. on North Dorset Trailway.. at Shillingstone Old[...]
May 2 @ 07:00 – 22:00 Village Hall
IMPORTANT: Check your registration card. Some voters in outlying areas of the parish may be registered to vote at other polling stations. Parish Council Click the title to see a list of Parish Council candidates[...]
May 3 @ 12:30 Village Hall
Our ‘First Friday’ Lunches are becoming very popular. They include two courses of home cooked food and tea/coffee. Please let us know if you intend to come so we can buy in and prepare the[...]
May 3 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same[...]
May 4 @ 14:00 Village Hall
Sale starts at 14:00. Clothes Bric-a-Brac Books and lots more. Refreshments and tombola all afternoon   The Hall will be open from 10:00 to receive donations and for setting up. For more information call 01258[...]
May 5 @ 04:30 Tarrant Keyneston: Ashley Wood
Location: Ashley Wood Tarrant Keyneston. Just north of Tarrant Keyneston. Map reference ST925050. This walk will be led by Steve Oliver DWT reserve warden. 4.30 am. The cost is £6 (adults) / £3 (children). Booking[...]
May 5 @ 08:30 High School, Sturminster Newton
Be aware that the annual North Dorset Village Marathon takes place on roads around Sturminster Newton, Hinton St. Mary, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Henstridge, Todber, Stour Row, Margaret Marsh, West Orchard, Child Okeford, Hammoon and The Trailway[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 – 17:00 Springhead, Fontmell Magna
Springhead is delighted to be hosting a Creative and Sustainable Living Fair to encourage, showcase, celebrate and promote local crafts people. Visitors will also have the chance to wander round the beautiful lakeside gardens. The[...]
May 7 @ 19:15 – 22:00 Village Hall
Okeford Fitzpaine Short Mat Bowls Club meets at the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
May 8 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Demonstration by Julia Harrison Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
May 9 @ 09:30 Village Hall
Exercise classes for all ages and abilities. The 09:30 session is for Total Body Conditioning. The 10:30 session focuses more on Tums, Balance and Stretching. £5 each session, or both for £8. Qualified trainer.  
May 10 @ 19:30 The Exchange
With a 4 piece live band, this show will transport you back to the 70’s through the biggest hits of the world’s favourite band, ABBA!! Live vocals, stunning musicianship, authentic costumes and exciting choreography all[...]
May 11 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Barbara Nice was all-conquering in her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017. Experience this critically acclaimed tip-top[...]
May 29 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again. Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, who[...]
May 31 @ 19:00 The Exchange
With 20 different real ales on offer & a good choice of ciders there will be plenty for you to sample and enjoy over the weekend. Ales and ciders will be available from 7pm on[...]
Jun 1 @ 12:00 The Exchange
With 20 different real ales on offer & a good choice of ciders there will be plenty for you to sample and enjoy over the weekend. Ales and ciders will be available from 7pm on[...]
Jun 2 @ 12:00 The Exchange
With 20 different real ales on offer & a good choice of ciders there will be plenty for you to sample and enjoy over the weekend. Ales and ciders will be available from 7pm on[...]
Jun 6 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Join Kate for a fascinating talk about her latest book – Thinking on my Feet – as well as her life working with wildlife, the far flung places that this has taken her to and[...]
Jun 7 @ 19:30 The Exchange
STRAWBS 50 YEARS ON – A 50th ANNIVERSARY ACOUSTIC CONCERT The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside[...]
Jun 9 all-day UK
LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Farmers across Britain are invited to take part and host an event. Registering your event on the Open Farm Sunday website is free of[...]
Jun 14 @ 09:30 – 13:00 The Exchange
Sturminster Newton Floral Group – Club Show Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for[...]
Jun 14 @ 19:30 The Exchange
“Can you see the fire’s still alight…. Burning into the night….” Genesis Legacy is an outstanding touring show paying respects to the musical careers of Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford’s “Mike and the Mechanics”,[...]
Jun 15 @ 09:30 – 13:00 The Exchange
Sturminster Newton Floral Group – Club Show Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for[...]
Jun 20 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Adapted by John Hartoch. A colourful cast of characters set off for Canterbury, competing to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry.[...]
Jun 22 @ 19:30 The Exchange
The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high octane, adrenaline-pumping musicamash up which has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new[...]
Jun 24 all-day Church Bottom, Broad Chalke
The annual Chalke Valley History Festival aims to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding[...]
Jun 25 all-day Church Bottom, Broad Chalke
The annual Chalke Valley History Festival aims to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding[...]
Jun 26 all-day Church Bottom, Broad Chalke
The annual Chalke Valley History Festival aims to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding[...]
Jun 27 all-day Church Bottom, Broad Chalke
The annual Chalke Valley History Festival aims to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding[...]
Jun 28 all-day Church Bottom, Broad Chalke
The annual Chalke Valley History Festival aims to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding[...]
Jun 29 all-day Church Bottom, Broad Chalke
The annual Chalke Valley History Festival aims to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding[...]
Jun 29 @ 19:30 The Exchange
The Grimethorpe Colliery band was formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workmen at the colliery. International fame came to the band with the making of the 1995 film Brassed Off. Since the[...]
Jun 30 all-day Church Bottom, Broad Chalke
The annual Chalke Valley History Festival aims to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding[...]
Jul 5 all-day The Exchange
  For three days Sturminster Newton is alive with the sounds of Boogie Woogie. There are too many venues to list, too many events to describe. For a programme and tickets visit the festival website[...]
Jul 5 @ 19:30 The Exchange
“Working with Paul and Wings was one of the best periods of my life as a sax player”. Starting in the early 70’s with Band On The Run and being asked to tour on the[...]
Jul 6 all-day The Exchange
  For three days Sturminster Newton is alive with the sounds of Boogie Woogie. There are too many venues to list, too many events to describe. For a programme and tickets visit the festival website[...]
Jul 7 all-day The Exchange
  For three days Sturminster Newton is alive with the sounds of Boogie Woogie. There are too many venues to list, too many events to describe. For a programme and tickets visit the festival website[...]
Jul 10 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Demonstration by Christine Evans Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
Jul 13 @ 19:30 The Exchange
The Exchange are delighted to welcome back one of Wales’ most successful and popular male voice choirs. The ‘Boys’ accompanied by Aurelia on the piano, have delighted packed audiences for a number of years with[...]
Jul 20 @ 10:45 The Exchange
The Sturminster Newton Orchestra is a group of musicians of all standards and all ages who meet on Saturday mornings to play a variety of music: folk songs and dances; light classics; music from the shows;[...]
Jul 26 @ 19:30 The Exchange
With an amazing 2018 behind them, 2019 brings folk/rock Holy Moly & The Crackers back out onto the stage with a brand new album and an army of growing fans. Come along for the ride[...]