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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 or call 07716 217568.


Saturday, August 2. Godalming and Cranleigh NCT would be hosting the Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party from 10am-1pm at Godalming United Church, Bridge Road (next to Godalming Fire Station). There will be various children's entertainment for ages, from babies and children - including storytelling, martial arts, music, acting, singing and dancing - as well as other activities such as face painting, crafts and tombola. Snacks will be provided. Entry is £3 per child by donation (max £5 per family). For more details, including timetable of classes, please contact


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 @ or E-mail Enquiries: 01252 614778.


Saturday, August 9. Dogfest comes to Loseley Park in Guildford. Lots of activities and talks planned for dogs and their owners. TV supervet Noel Fitzpatrick will be giving demonstrations and talks as well as answering questions. There will be a SuperVet Heroes dog show, starring dogs that have performed acts of bravery or survived against the odds. The Great Dog Walk will take in the fantastic grounds whilst helping to raise money for charity. The Metropolitan Police Dogs will be showing off their skills in an agility display. Experts will be on hand to talk all aspects of dog care and training. Range of shopping and dining options as well as face painting and a bouncy castle for the kids.


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.


Sunday, August 10. The Egham Band, Summer Outdoor Concert. 'Music for a Summer's Afternoon'. FREE ADMISSION 3-5 pm. Walnut Tree Gardens Egham High Street, Egham, TW20 9DP (opposite Strode's College). Parking, refreshments and facilities available near by. Arrive early to get a deck chair or bring a picnic rug. Music suitable for all ages!! For more information please call 07711 850202 or email


Sunday, August 17. Tandem Skydive in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice. To book a place please call 01372 461808 or e-mail £100 deposit, minimum sponsorship £395. Takes place at Headcorn Aerodrome, Shenley Road, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent TN27 9HX, 8am to approximately 12noon. Every jump makes a difference to your hospice.


Saturday, August 23. Elstead's Beer & Cigar Box Guitar Festival takes place at the Recreation Ground, Thursley Road, Elstead. There will be 18 loval ales available, a BBQ and a cigar box guitar workshop. The workshop costs £40 and you can reserve your place at


Saturday, August 23 to Monday, August 25. The Richmond Food and Real Ale Festival. Old Deer Park, Richmond. Great food, great beer and great music and entertainment. Visit to take advantage of the online ticket discount For details on how to enter competitions please email


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


Until Saturday, August 30. Come along to the Surrey History Centre to find out about Myths and Legends from around the World. Enjoy fun crafts, a quiz and other activities with our free drop in family activities! Please note parents/guardians are responsible for supervising their children. Please note that we are closed on Saturday 23 August. Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking.


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


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


Saturday, September 16. Walk, jog or run the Thames Path Challenge for Princess Alice Hospice in a weekend-long festival of endurance challenges that starts at Putney Bridge on Saturday 13th September. Following a scenic route along the River Thames, there are distances of 100, 50 and 25km to choose from; so there’s an event to suit all abilities. For further information contact the Princess Alice Hospice Fundraising Team on 01372 461808 or email


Sunday, September 21. Hospice 2 Hospice Bike Ride, starting at Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, RH2 6BD. To date the event has raised an incredible £117,000 for Shooting Star Chase and with your pedal power this year we can reach new heights!  This year’s distances include a 30, 60 and 80 mile route, passing through Bushy Park, Newlands Corner, and Box Hill – a very similar route to Ride 100 and the Olympic Road Race. Entry is simple; £20 adults, £15 child. Included in your registration fee is a free bike check from Sigma Sport; event t-shirt; fully signed and marshalled route; cold refreshments; mechanical and recovery support en route; commemorative medal; training and fundraising advice plus lots more. We also have our new Team Challenge package giving  teams of 6 the chance to compete to win a Boardman road bike worth over £500. Team entries are limited, so book your space early to avoid disappointment. Registration is now live. Please do visit our Hospice 2 Hospice bike ride website to find out more and of course to sign up! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact The Challenge Events Team on 01932 823100, or e-mail


Saturday, September 27. Farnham Town Council is busy preparing for the return of the ever popular Farnham Food Festival to Castle Street from 10am-4pm on Saturday 27 September. Against a backdrop of live music, dozens of food-themed stalls will line the street and tempt shoppers with free samples of food and delicious products to buy and enjoy later. Scroll down for your handy market guide. A live cookery demonstration will be the focus of the entertainment, located at the top of the market. Local chefs will demonstrate their expertise - learn some top tips to impress family and friends!


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 or at the gate on the day.


Wednesday, October 8. Horsley Decorative & Fine Arts Society meets at East Horsley Village Hall on the second Wednesday of the month (except August and September) for lectures on the Arts, Culture and Heritage. Today’s lecture is ‘Myth and Legend in Early Greek Art’ by Louise Schofield. Visitors (£5 at the door) and new members welcome. Coffee 9.45 to10.15. Lecture 10.30 to 11.30. For more information visit our website


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


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


Wednesday, November 12. Horsley Decorative & Fine Arts Society meets at East Horsley Village Hall on the second Wednesday of the month (except August and September) for lectures on the Arts, Culture and Heritage. Today’s lecture is ‘William Kent: Artist, Architect, Garden Designer and Interior Decorator. Visitors (£5 at the door) and new members welcome. Coffee 9.45 to10.15. Lecture 10.30 to 11.30. For more information visit our website


Sunday, November 16. The Muscle Acre 10k Mud Slog - mud, fields and obstacles set in hilly farmland in Wood Street Village, Surrey. Ideal for both teams and individuals who fancy a fun challenge! Prizes available alongside individual timings on the day. Early bird entry just £31.50. For more details visit, email or call 01483 338950.


Wednesday, December 10. Horsley Decorative & Fine Arts Society meets at East Horsley Village Hall on the second Wednesday of the month (except August and September) for lectures on the Arts, Culture and Heritage. Today’s lecture is ‘Rag-Dolls to Robots: A World History of Toys ‘ by Chloe Sayer. Visitors (£5 at the door) and new members welcome.Coffee 9.45 to10.15. Lecture 10.30 to 11.30. For more information visit our website

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