Open Garden in Holt  The owner of Brackenwood, God’s Blessing Lane, Holt (near Stewarts Garden Centre) is holding an Open Garden in aid of The West Parley MS Centre, on Sunday 28th June, from 1:00 pm.  There will also be: Cream Teas, Lakeside walk, Fernery, Tombola, Plant sale, Arts & Crafts, “Animal Hunt” for children, Classic British bikes on display, Christchurch & District Concert Band.  There will also be another Open Afternoon, on Sunday 2nd August, this time in aid of Wimborne Hospital and Dorset Cancer Care.

Poole U3A Day Trip to London in May  Join Poole U3A to an organised tour of The Royal Chelsea Hospital - home of the Chelsea Pensioner, on Tuesday, 12th May. This year we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and an opportunity to visit the famous Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners.   Our visit includes a 90-minute guided tour of the site with free time to visit the museum and grounds.
Cost is £29. If you have previously visited the museum but want to see other things in the Chelsea area (e.g. Chelsea Physic Garden - Since 1673 Chelsea Physic Garden has occupied four acres of land on the edge of the Thames. or National Army Museum – FREE ) please ask for coach only fare. For further information contact the organiser, Ann on 01202 922014 (evenings)

Schoolreaders - Schoolreaders is the only national literacy charity which recruits, matches and supports reading volunteers to help primary school children, at no cost to the school. We have primary schools registered for Schoolreaders in the Wimborne area, particularly Gaunts Common, and are looking for volunteers who could spare an hour or two a week during term time only to listen to children read. We would match up the volunteer to the primary school nearest to where they live.
Volunteers who are willing would simply need to complete an online application via the Schoolreaders website or call the Schoolreaders team on 01234 924 222.

Dorset Family History Society are holding their next Family History Day on Saturday 21st March 2020 from 10am till 4pm. Once again this event will be at Parkstone Grammar School, Soper’s Lane, Poole, BH17 7EP where there is easy level access to our numerous exhibitors, talks, sales and family history research area.  Admission and parking are FREE. To find out more and the latest information on the exhibitors attending please check the website

Information about forthcoming events that may be of interest to members.  The details have been provided by outside organisations.

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