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Friday, June 20. Godalming and Haslemere Ramblers are meeting today (Friday) for a four-mile walk starting at Tilford Green, at 7pm. Details: Jacqueline 01428 653678.

 

Saturday, June 20 to Sunday, June 21. Manor House in Haslemere Monksfield in Tilford and Tilford Cottage will open for the NGS Gardens Open for Charity Scheme. Details on 01483 211535 or at www.ngs.org.uk.

 

Friday, June 20 / Sunday, June 22 / Wednesday, June 25. Ashley Grange in West Humble, near Dorking will open for the NGS Gardens Open for Charity Scheme. Details on 01483 211535 or at www.ngs.org.uk.

 

Saturday, June 21. The annual Frensham Village Fayre will be held at Hollowdene Recreation Ground, Frensham GU10 3BJ. The children's parade will set off from Shortfield Common at 12.30pm and the fayre will officially open at 1pm. There will be plenty of traditional activities for all the family to enjoy - Morris dancing, Punch & Judy, games, local exhibits and a wide variety of food and drink. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Saturday, June 21. The Oxted Food and Drink Festival in Master Park, Oxted, featuring the Street Food Fair, the Producers Market, Live Festival Music, Kids Cooking Classes, Live Cookery Demonstrations including BBC Ready Steady Cook Chef Tony Tobin from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Purchase tickets at: http://www.oxtedfoodfestival.com/buy-tickets/ or visit website http://www.oxtedfoodfestival.com.

 

Saturday, June 21. A sparkling outdoor vineyard train trail and Gallery restaurant dinner can be enjoyed at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking. Details and bookings at www.denbies.co.uk.

 

Saturday, June 21. Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking is holding a sparkling outdoor vineyard train trail and Gallery restaurant dinner. Details and bookings at www.denbies.co.uk.

 

Saturday, June 21. Enjoy some traditional and seasonal entertainment in aid of good causes at the St John’s Merrow Summer Fayre to take place at Rectory Garden, 232 Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford from 2pm to 4pm. Attractions will include a bouncy castle, face painting, maypole dancing, teas and cakes, stalls and games. The funds raised at the event will go towards the work of St John’s Church and the YMCA.

 

Saturday, June 21. Climb to the highest point in Guildford and let yourself drop in aid of a charity at the next Guildford Cathedral Abseil event to take place. The entry fee is £100 with a £50 deposit required upon confirmation of the booking. To enquire about joining, please email Joe James, Hospitality and Events Manager at Guildford Cathedral: joe@guildford-cathedral.org or please call: 01483 547870.

 

Saturday, June 21. The Art Tombola brings additional fun for ages five to 18 with challenges around the gallery at Watts Gallery in Compton. Details and bookings on 01483 813593 or at www.wattsgallery.org.uk.

 

Saturday, June 21. Guildford Ramblers are meeting for an 11.25-mile walk starting near Shepperton Station on north bank of river by ferry, at 10.15am. Details: Chris 01372 456251/07704 107042.

 

Saturday, June 21. Godalming and Haslemere Ramblers will meet for a 12-mile walk starting at Haslemere Station, at 9.30am. Details: Barry 01483 425192/07964 104933. They will also meet for a six-mile walk starting at Witley Station, at 1.15pm. Details: Philip and Annie 01252 792503/07980 694160. They will also meet for a three-mile walk starting at Milford Station, at 2.15pm. Details: Leader TBC.

 

Saturday, June 21. Surrey County Walkers are meeting for a seven-mile walk starting at the lay-by on A287 from Farnham to Odiham on rhs, going towards Odiham, at 10am. Details: Keith 01252 325081 or www.surreycommunity.info/surreycountywalkers.

 

Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. Be dazzled by the exhibits and thrilled with the rides as the Supercar Event, in aid of The Children’s Trust, returns to Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh tomorrow. On offer there will be passenger rides in over 140 Supercars around the famous Top Gear Track from just £30 and a wide range of action-packed entertainment for the whole family. Advanced booking is recommended. To book tickets visit www.seetickets.com/tour/the-supercar-event-2014 For further details visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/supercarwww.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/supercarevent.

 

Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. Bioblitz, Surrey Wildlife Trust’s annual family-friendly event will take place at Newlands Corner, near Guildford. As well as helping the experts to survey the area’s wildlife, attendants can join in a night-time walk, an astronomy session, an early Dawn Chorus walk, Forest School taster sessions, horse and carriage rides and much more. Some surveys require booking. Details at www.surreywildlifetrust.org.

 

Saturday, June 21 to Friday, June 27. RHS Wisley is celebrating joining National Insect Week when the RHS entomologists will identify your finds. The Sweet Pea Open Day today (Friday) and the Delphinium Society Show tomorrow (Saturday) and on Sunday give visitors a great opportunity to see the plants and meet the enthusiasts. Details and bookings at www.rhs.org.uk/wisley.

 

Sunday, June 22. Share the love and the money for a good cause by attending the next fundraising concert at All Saints West Green on Sunday, at 4pm. Aptly called From Weston with Love, the concert will feature songs of love from stage and screen. Listen to some amazing showstoppers while sipping a glass of Prosecco and enjoying strawberries and cream or homemade cakes. The concert is free to attend but all donations will go towards developing the musical life of All Saints which is at the heart of the community.

 

Sunday, June 22. Surrey Walks Club are meeting for a five-mile walk taking in Leith Hill and Coldharbour. Details: Gill and Raymond 01483 234818 or www.surreywalksclub.org.uk.

 

Sunday, June 22. Chinthurst Lodge in Wonersh; Norney Wood in  Shackleford; Horsell Group Gardens and The Round House at Loxhill will open for the NGS Gardens Open for Charity Scheme. Details on 01483 211535 or at www.ngs.org.uk.

 

Sunday, June 22. Godalming and Haslemere Ramblers will meet for a six-mile plus six-mile walk starting at Tilford Green, at 10am and 2pm. Details: John C 01483 425929.

 

Until Sunday, June 22. The Parrot Inn, Forest Green, near Dorking is holding its second beer festival. They will be hosting 15 beers and there will be food, music and other entertainment. Details at www.theparrot.co.uk.

 

Until Sunday, June 22. The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking is holding the exhibition The Getty Archive: Hollywood Photographs giving a glimpse behind the scenes at the most glamorous era in Tinseltown. Details on 01483 737800 and at www.thelightbox.org.uk.

 

until Sunday, June 22. The Ingram Collection: Skycapes will feature Modern British art with work of art developed by group from the local community at The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking. The Lightbox opens Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Details on 01483 737800 and at www.thelightbox.org.uk.

 

Sunday, June 22. Shopfest will feature over 40 independent businesses and creative artists at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking. Details and bookings at www.denbies.co.uk.

 

Sunday, June 22. Guildford Model Engineering Society will hold an open day featuring model steam train rides and model railways displays. Refreshments are available and there is free parking. Detaisl at www.gmes.org.uk.

 

Sunday, June 22. The Great Barn at Wanborough, built by the Cistercian monks of Waverley Abbey in 1388 opens again to visitors during the summer to enjoy free displays and tours of the building and the hamlet. The next open day will be on Sunday June 22. Details at www.wanboroughgreatbarn.co.uk.

 

Sunday, June 22. The Rural Life Centre in Tilford holds Vanishing Skills courses on subjects including basket making, wood turning, blacksmithing, rag rugging, leatherwork and many more throughout the year. The Citroen GS/A and Ami Car Rally will take place at the museum on Sunday June 22. Details on 01252 795571 or at www.rural-life.org.uk.

 

Sunday, June 22. Esher Lawn Tennis Club, 7 Milbourne Lane, Esher, is holding an open morning for adults and children of all ages and abilities, from 10am to noon, as part of LTA Great British Tennis WeekendYou can play Beat the Coach, try out your Fastest Serve, play some Coaching Drills, try Cardio Tennis or just have a knock up. Details at www.eshertennis.net.

 

Sunday, June 22. Inside the Tour de France with The Cycling Anthology Open Day takes place on Sunday, from noon to 4pm and features a panel of Cycling journalists, a mini cycling trade show and French treats in the café. Details and tickets on 01932 253354 or visit www.riverhousebarn.co.uk.

 

Sunday, June 22. Surrey Heath Ramblers are meeting for a six-mile walk starting at the car park at the rear of the green of Wood Street Village, at 10am. Details: Adrian and Carol 01276 35956/07547 413563.

 

Sunday, June 22. Guildford Rambling Club meets for a five-mile plus three-mile figure of eight walk starting in the car park off Bourley Road, near Church Crookham, at 10am. Details: Rosemary 01428 605285/07842 150475 or www.guildfordramblingclub.org.uk.

 

Monday, June 23. GO50 are meeting for a four-mile walk starting at Chantries car park, Guildford, off Pilgrims Way, at 10am. They will also meet for a five-mile walk starting at the car park of Three Horseshoes pub, Ironsbottom Road, Sidlow at 10am. They will also meet for a 2.5-mile walk starting at the Cyder House, Shackleford, at 6.15pm. GO50 also organises longer walks, Nordic walks, plus weekly one-hour walks on Wednesdays from Park Barn Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford at 10.30am and on Thursdays at St John’s Centre, 222 Epsom Road, Guildford at 10am and at Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Hawk’s Hill, Fetcham, at 10.30am. Details on 01483 534706 or at www.acsurrey.org.uk/go50.

 

Tuesday, June 24. The garden at 23 Anglesey Road in Aldershot will open for the NGS Gardens Open for Charity Scheme. Details on 01483 211535 or at www.ngs.org.uk.

 

Tuesday, June 24. Woking Ramblers are meeting for a 6.5-mile walk starting at the Pond car park on Old Lane, near Ockham Common, at 10am. Call Sheila 07890 473206 or www.wokingramblers.org.

 

Tuesday, June 24. Surrey Heath Ramblers will meet for a five-mile walk starting at the car park at Blackbushe airport off the A30 between Blackwater and Hartley Wintney, at 10am. Details: Dennis 01276 29769/07917 572919.

 

Tuesday, June 24. GO50 will meet for a 4.5-mile walk starting at the pond on Godstone Green, at 10am. They will also meet for a nine-mile walk starting near the church in Kingston near Lewes, at 10am. GO50 also organises longer walks, Nordic walks, plus weekly one-hour walks on Wednesdays from Park Barn Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford at 10.30am and on Thursdays at St John’s Centre, 222 Epsom Road, Guildford at 10am and at Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Hawk’s Hill, Fetcham, at 10.30am. Details on 01483 534706 or at www.acsurrey.org.uk/go50.

 

Until Wednesday, June 25. Cranleigh Arts Centre is hosting an exhibition of artwork by Gregory De Wode entitled Dreams, Horses and Horizons. Details on 01483 278000 or at www.cranleighartscentre.org.

 

Wednesday, June 25. GO50 will meet for a three-mile walk starting at the Cock Inn, Headley, at 6.15pm. GO50 also organises longer walks, Nordic walks, plus weekly one-hour walks on Wednesdays from Park Barn Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford at 10.30am and on Thursdays at St John’s Centre, 222 Epsom Road, Guildford at 10am and at Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Hawk’s Hill, Fetcham, at 10.30am. Details on 01483 534706 or at www.acsurrey.org.uk/go50.

 

Wednesday, June 25. Guildford Ramblers will meet for a five-mile walk starting near Brook Hill at the junction keep right and car park is 0.6-miles on left hand side, at 10.15am. Details: Terry 01252 322292/07745 905916.

 

Wednesday, June 25. Guildford Rambling Club will meet for a 3.5-mile walk starting at 10.30am. Details: Mark 01483 571341 or www.guildfordramblingclub.org.uk.

 

Wednesday, June 25. Godalming and Haslemere Ramblers will meet for a 10-mile walk starting at Frensham Common Great Pond car park, at 10am. Details: Alison B and Jenny W 01483 423872/07849 600657/01483 273291. They will also meet for a 7.5-mile walk starting at Farley Heath Hurtwood Control car park No. 8, at 7.30am. Details: Jack and Wendy S 01483 274925/07941 481177/01483 202621.

 

Thursday, June 26. A Cheese and Wine making experience can be enjoyed at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking. Details and bookings at www.denbies.co.uk.

 

Thursday, June 26. Surrey Heath Ramblers will meet for a four-mile walk starting at the car park at St John’s Lye, at 7pm. Details: Ann and Keith 01252 837744/07946 372937.

 

Thursday, June 26. GO50 will meet for a 5.5-mile walk starting in car park near church and Henry VIII pub in Hever, at 10am. GO50 also organises longer walks, Nordic walks, plus weekly one-hour walks on Wednesdays from Park Barn Centre, Park Barn Drive, Guildford at 10.30am and on Thursdays at St John’s Centre, 222 Epsom Road, Guildford at 10am and at Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Hawk’s Hill, Fetcham, at 10.30am. Details on 01483 534706 or at www.acsurrey.org.uk/go50.

 

Thursday, June 26. Godalming and Haslemere Ramblers will meet for a six-mile walk starting at Busbridge Church, Godalming, at 10am. Details: Alan H 01483 425326/07816 579615 or www.godalmingandhaslemereramblers.org.uk.

 

Thursday, June 26. Surrey Walks Club will meet for a four-mile walk around Catteshall. Details: Josee 01483 414624 or www.surreywalksclub.org.uk.

 

Friday, June 27. A special event featuring live jazz, exhibition tours, monologues by Guildford Shakespeare Company and dressing up for photos will take place at Watts Gallery in Compton. Details and bookings on 01483 813593 or at www.wattsgallery.org.uk.

 

Friday, June 27. Fall head over heels at Love What We Do’s summer pop-up community event at Weybridge Hall, from 10am to 2pm. You’ll find all sorts of products and services to tempt you including delicious sauces to spice up your bbqs, cool jewellery and beautiful handmade bags, luxurious skincare even an eco-friendly and tooth-friendly. Pippa of Life and Sole will be offering reflexology taster sessions, as well as advice, throughout the morning. All proceeds will be donated to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

 

Until Saturday, June 28. The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen celebrate 21 years of excellence with the touring exhibition elements:REFINED running at Bourneside Gallery and Dorking Library in Dorking. Up to three pieces of work are contributed by 40 members of the Guild including glass, enamel, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and mixed media Details at www.surreyguild.com.

 

Until Sunday, June 29. Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames is holding the free exhibition of rare work by Bernard Thomson, Forgotten Photos runs at the Robert Phillips Gallery.

 

Sunday, June 29. Do up your laces and book your places at the 33rd annual run in aid of the Samaritans at Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, at 10.30pm. You can choose to go on either the 5K or the 10K run. Running bibs and chips will be issued on the day. There will be goodie bags for participants, a Samaritans Run Medal for each finisher and shields will be awarded to the winners of the various categories. For full details and registration visit www.hiptiminguk.co.uk/ps/event/SamaritansRun2014.

 

Sunday, June 29. On Sunday 29th June, Shere, one of the most picturesque villages in Surrey, nestling at the foot of the North Downs between Guildford and Dorking, will be opening it’s garden gates and inviting the public to view a selection of about 20 beautiful private gardens. Location: Shere, off A25 half way between Guildford and Dorking. Time: 2pm – 6pm. Parking: provided (well signposted). Refreshment: Teas served in the Village Hall. Entry: Adults: £6; OAPs/over 60: £5; Children under 16: FREE. Tickets are available at the village hall and selected gardens, ask parking attendants for the nearest point. No dogs (other than Guide Dogs).

 

Until Monday, June 30. The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Saba House, Kings Road, Shalford, is holding The Journey Continues, an exhibition of works by wildlife and nature photographer, Michael Hume. Opening times are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Free entry. All sales support endangered wildlife. Details at www.davidshepherd.org.

 

Monday, June 30. Waterstones, 71-73 High Street, Guildford, is holding a talk by Professor Jane Ogden on her new book The Good Parenting Food Guide, from 7pm to 8pm. Tickets cost £3 each and are available in store. Refreshments provided. Details on 01483 536366 or at waterstones.com/events.

 

Friday, July 4. The Art Agency, Esher, holds artists workshops. Next on the agenda is Abstract Oils with Liz Hauck. Details on 01372 466740 or at www.theartagency.co.uk.

 

Saturday, July 5. Get on your bike and do your bit for Surrey Care Trust with the Sunset Cycle at Alice Holt Forest in Farnham, at 3.30pm to help people facing hardship. Open to all members of the public, it has a three-mile gentle cycle trail enclosed within the Forest and a more challenging road route of 15 miles. There will also be a barbecue and other fun activities at the end. Fees start at £5 for children and £12.50 for adults, or a family rate of £30. To sign up visit sunsetcycle.co.uk or call Ciara on 01483 426990.

 

Saturday, July 5 to Wednesday, July 9. Take on a 300 mile-long European Cycle Challenge in aid The Lifetrain Trust. The local charity that helps disadvantaged young people urgently needs to make up a team of 40 cyclists to take part in an unforgettable trip that starts at Box Hill and travels through France, Belgium and Holland along the beautiful Noordzee Coastal route finishing back at Box Hill. Each cyclist must raise £1,000 (and pay a registration fee of £149) to take part. Details at http://www.lifetrain.org.uk/support-us/events.

 

Sunday, July 6. Gatton Country Fair, 2noon – 5pm. Cost: Adults £5 Children free. A great day out for all the family. Animals, country crafts and demonstrations, children’s activities, fun dog show, gardens and ground open. We will have punting on our Serpentine, tractor rides, a birds of prey display and new this year we have our children’s play trail around the gardens.

 

Monday, July 7. RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is holding a Preview Evening this year, from 5pm to 10.30pm. Be the first to view the world’s largest annual flower show, listen to live music with friends and family and settle down to al fresco dining and an spectacular fireworks display set against the stunning Palace backdrop. Tickets and details on 0845 370 0128 or at rhs.org.uk/hamptoncourtpreview.

 

Until Friday, July 11. Guildford Cathedral is hosting an exhibition and sale of paintings by North Surrey Artists entitled Worship, Praise and Thanksgiving. The group is formed by professional and experienced amateur artists, mainly from three of Surrey’s leading Art Societies, Farnham, Guildford and Woking and a number of whom are also elected members of National Art Societies Commission on all sales will go to the Cathedral Appeal Fund. Details at https://www.guildford-cathedral.org/events/art.

 

Sunday, July 13. Ride for a reason with Action Medical Researcher’s Surrey 100 to make a real difference to the lives of babies and young children. Take on the famous zig-zag climb of Box Hill and other renowned climbs that will test you, whatever your level with a choice of three distances to choose from. To find out more about the Surrey 100 or Action Medical Research visit http://www.action.org.uk/surrey_100.

 

Until Saturday, July 19. The Crafts Study Centre at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham is holding the exhibition the Carving of the Wood, featuring works created and inspired by the celebrated Professor of Furniture Design, David Pye. Details and bookings at www.ucreative.ac.uk.

 

Friday, August 1. Cats Protection’s Camberley & District Branch aims to raise vital cash for the kitty! A local feline welfare charity is holding a Quiz with Fish & Chip Supper Evening to raise money to help cats in the local area. Held at Bistro 19, Blackwater Valley Golf Centre in Yateley, it will  raise cash for Cats Protection’s Camberley & District Branch, part of the UK’s leading feline welfare charity which helps over 235,000 cats and kittens each year. For further information about the event or to book tickets please email camberleycats2000@yahoo.com or call 07716 217568.

 

Saturday, August 9. Fleet Lions 'Pieces of 8' Beer Festival takes place at The Harlington 236 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hants, GU51 4BY. At least 40 different Real Ales and local Ciders + BBQ + exclusive commemorative glass. Music from the Stomping Nomads at lunchtime and the Fleet Booze Hound Blues Band in the evening. 2 Sessions 11.00 am ‘til 3.00pm & 5.30 pm ‘til 9.30pm. Ticket’s £7.00 in advance (£8.00 on the door subject to availability). Buy online @ www.fleetlions.org.uk/beerfest or E-mail beerfest@fleetlions.org.uk. Enquiries: 01252 614778.

 

Until Sunday, August 10. New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham hosts The Summer Craft Collection which will feature works by contemporary makers including jewellery, tetiles, ceramics and glass from Friday May 10 to Sunday August 10.

 

Until Friday, August 29. An exhibition of works by Peter Blake runs at The Old Pottery Gallery at Watts Gallery in Compton. Details and bookings on 01483 813593 or at www.wattsgallery.org.uk.

 

Until Sunday, August 31. Live jazz can be enjoyed on Sundays until August 31, from noon to 2pm. Croquet coaching will take place on Saturday June 14. Details on 01372 542048 or at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey.

 

Sunday, September 14. Godalming Band return to their home at the bandstand in the Phillips Memorial Grounds to celebrate the end of a music-making season. Come join the band for an afternoon of great music down by the river. Band plays between 3-5pm, more information at www.godalmingband.org.uk.

 

Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5. The Surrey Hills Wood Fair is back this Autumn. A fantastic day out for all the family in a stunning Surrey Hills woodland setting. From 10am – 5pm. Located on the Birtley Estate in Bramley Just 5 miles south of Guildford (Birtley House Estate, Bramley, Guildford, GU5 0LB). Ticket price £7.50 for Adults, Children FREE, Parking FREE and dogs on leads welcome. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.surreyhillswoodfair.co.uk or at the gate on the day. www.surreyhillswoodfair.co.uk.

 

Until November. There are weekly guided walks in Merrow, hosted by Macmillan and the Ramblers starting from Monday January 6. Monday mornings at 8.45am from Boxgrove Primary School, Wednesday mornings at 10.15am from Rokers Farmhouse Cafe, and Thursday mornings at 9.45am from St John's Church Hall. Between March and November, two-to three-hour guided walks take place every second week in the countryside around Surrey/border Hampshire. For more information visit www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/south-east/guildford.

 

Until Tuesday, November 11. Watts Gallery in Compton is holding the exhibition Ellen Terry: Painter's Actress. Details and bookings on 01483 813593 or at www.wattsgallery.org.uk.

 

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