Village and Vale
Friday: National Trust Walk on Holt Heath: meet at the car park at White Sheet 10.30am: more info on 01202 883402.
Saturday: Christmas Fair in aid of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline, 10.30am-3pm Cheap Street Church Hall, Sherborne. Tabletop Sale in Semley village hall 11am-4pm with an interesting mix of pre-loved goods and bric-a-brac, food, children's clothes and refreshments including hot soup. Christmas Craft Fair 1-5pm Child Okeford Village Hall. Christmas Fair 11am-2pm Anne Biddlecombe Hall, Tarrant Keyneston. Sturminster Newton Original Market and Car Boot, RBL, 8am-noon. St Mary's Church Christmas Bazaar in West Stour village hall 10am-noon. Quiz in Herrison Hall Ballroom 7.30pm: tickets from Katie Hensman on 01258 837071. Christmas Fayre in Bryantspuddle Village Hall 2pm. Cats Protection Christmas Fair, Wells Town Hall 9.30am-3pm. Book Launch and signing of "Flowers in the Minefields" by war poet John Jarmain, 11am-1pm The Dorset Bookshop, East Street, Blandford. Stourton Caundle Welcome Club's Christmas Fair in the Village Hall 2pm. Weldmar Book Sale 9.30am-3.30pm in the United Church Hall, Dorchester. Godmanstone Christmas Bazaar in the village hall 11am-3pm. Grand Christmas Bazaar, Frampton Village Hall from 2pm.
Saturday/Sunday: Christmas Shopping Fair 10am-4pm (Sat) 10am-3pm (Sun) Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester.
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Sunday: Christmas Craft Fair at Milton Abbey School in aid of Julia's House, 10am-4pm. Car Boot Sale on Yeovil Showground 10-4pm. Bridport Antiques and Vintage Market, St Michael's Trading Estate .
Monday 26th: Carol Fraser, a respected spiritual teacher living in the Himalayas is the guest speaker of the Wessex Research Group in the Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne: more info on 01935 813437. Sturminster Newton Country Market in the Exchange 9-11.30am. Sherborne Area Over 50s meet in the Digby Hall, Hound Street 2.30pm: speaker Rev Stewart Timbrell on "Discovering Dorset".
Tuesday 27th: Dr Martin Gregory on "The History of the Sewing Machine" to members of the Dorset Industrial Archaeology Society 7.30pm in Colliton House.
Wednesday 28th: AGM of the North Dorset Trailway Network at the Church Centre, Shillingstone 7.30pm. Kathy's Christmas Bingo 7.30pm Gussage All Saints Village Hall.
Thursday 29th: Sherborne Floral Evening Group meets in the Digby Hall for a demonstration by Pam Lewis, 7.30pm. Meeting of the Sherborne and District Society CPRE 7.30pm in the Senior Lunch Club in Digby Road: theme for the evening "Planning in Heritage Towns". An Evening with....David Walton (ex Spencer Davis Group) 7.45pm in the Johnson Studio of The Octagon, Yeovil: tickets on the door or in advance from the box office.
Friday 30th: Gillingham Country Market 8.30-11.30am Methodist Church Hall with fresh baked cakes and savouries, free range eggs, seasonal veg, and a welcome cuppa.
Friday/Saturday 1st December: Festive Farmyard at Bittles Brook Farm, Motcombe 4-8pm: second hand tack, Christmas gifts and a warming log fire with roasted chestnuts.
Brownies Recycling Project
The 1st Mere Brownies are still collecting jewellery, foreign and UK coins and noes and mobile phones - they can recycle them for you with proceeds to unit funds. Collection points at Waltons Newsagent, the PO and Jeans Electrical.