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14 – 21 GREAT LONGSTONE FLOWER FESTIVAL
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18 - 21 ‘The Hathersage Players present ‘Jane Eyre’ – to celebrate 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. Hathersage  Memorial Hall, Hathersage. 7.30pm. Tickets £9 and £7 (conc) from www.ticketsource.co.uk/hathersageplayers or 01433 650863.

Thursday
19 Bakewell Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10am. Moderate walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell – park in the pay and display car park.

19 Bakewell guided tour about one hour at 2pm. Walk from River Wye, up the spine of Bakewell to the only genuine Tudor house in the area. Hear of the many Secrets and Legends woven into the town. £4 charity. Please book at Tourist Info Centre (01629 813227), by 1pm. Meet at TIC.

19 BAKEWELL AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY 7.30pm. Town Hall, Bakewell.

19 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate. Middleton by Wirksworth. Street parking, top of village. Hopton, Carsington, Harboro Rocks. 01629 822372.

19 The Castleton Historical Society Farmers and Farming - Feeding the Nation in the First World War, a talk by Nicola Verdun. Visitors are most welcome at all meetings. A small charge of £3 includes light refreshments. Please note this meeting is in the  Peveril Centre, Methodist Chapel, Buxton Road, Castleton at 7.30pm.

19 YOULGRAVE BAND 7pm in the Methodist Church. The Junior Band will perform their new pieces, conducted by Helen Mellor and led by Harry Boughton who has just been awarded a grade 4 merit, at only 10yrs. Refreshments which are always so wonderful and will be served following the music. Please come and support us and listen to our new music.

Friday
20 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 6.30pm. 5 miles (grade 2). SK 364796. Coal?Aston Village Hall. Car park at rear of Hall. Moss Valley. 01246 418933. www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk

Saturday
21 BAMFORD FARMERS’ MARKET Hope Valley. 9am-1pm. Indoors at Bamford Village Institute or in the Anglers Rest car park. Do you grow your own, pickle or jam your own and want an opportunity to sell it on then call Paul and book a stall. 07593 345514.

21 Dethick, Lea & Holloway Horticultural Society ‘Spring Plant Fair’ at the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Yew Tree Hill, Holloway near Matlock. 10am-12noon. There will be a good selection of plants for sale: Hardy perennials, tender perennials, bedding, tomatoes, salad, herb and vegetable plants, a cake stall and refreshments. Entry is free.

21 LUMSDALE PROJECT GARDEN PARTY Ivy Cottage, Upper Lumsdale. 1-5pm. Free entry/donation. Come and join us at this much loved, annual event where residents and friends of the beautiful Lumsdale Valley get together to raise funds  to help maintain the environment and industrial archaeology of this important site. Visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256 for further details.

21 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. Elvaston Castle Country Park. Main?CP (fee),?Derwent,  Ambaston, Thulston. 01332 552822.

21 MATLOCK ARTISTS’ SOCIETY All Saints Church Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock.  A demonstration in oils by Andrew Macara 10am-12pm. Admission £5 to include refreshments. All welcome. Contact Marilyn 01629 584708.

21 PLANT SALE AND COFFEE MORNING Darley Dale Horticultural Society. 10am-12noon. Methodist Church Hall, Dale Road North,?Darley Dale. Free admission. Free parking. 01629 583956 (Secretary).

21 - 25 CARSINGTON FLOWER FESTIVAL See Special?Events for further details.

21 - 29 ASHFORD-IN-THE-WATER WELL DRESSING See Special Events for further details.

Sunday
22 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilion’s car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Pott Shrigley – Short up to 8 miles. 10am. Walk 2: Bakestonedale Moor - Long over 12 miles. 9.30am. Anyone welcome. Membership £5 single or £8 family per year. Contact 01298 72230 or 01298 23441. www.buxtonramblingclub.co.uk

22 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Cutthorpe,?Common Lane,?Dunston, Monks Wood, Linacre. 01433 631446.

22 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 11 miles (grade 3). SK 088649. Longnor (meet outside craft centre),?Dowel Dale,?Washgate Bridge, Manifold, Shiningford, Longnor. No dogs. 0114 2483 441. www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk

22 SHOUT OUT FOR CANAL BOAT CREW Canal restoration charity the Friends of the Cromford Canal (FCC), which owns and operates Birdswood, is running a Volunteer Experience event on Sunday 22 May. Visitors to Cromford Wharf, close to Arkwright's Mill in the scenic and historically important Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, can learn about the charity's programme of public trips, charters, community engagement and school trips. There will be a short free trip down the canal for potential team members, with refreshments provided. The Volunteer Experience event is free to participating adults. It starts at 4.30pm, with the boat trip at 5.15pm. The boat only has 40 seats, so please register your interest in advance by calling 07552 055455 or online at https://www.birdswood.org/contact/

Monday
23 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Bakewell WI.

Tuesday
24 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Ellastone?VH. Weaver Hills. 01335 370473.

24 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Goyt Valley, Fernilee, Windgather Rocks. 07969 621350/07791 097079.

24 Matlock Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10.00am - Moderate walk 60 – 90 minutes. Meet at Rowsley – Peak Village Walker’s Car Park.

24 Meditate in Buxton Calming the Chaos of Modern Life- Meditation Classes for Everyone. Meditation classes at Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB, 7.30-8.30pm. These classes are suitable for everyone. The facility fee is £4 (£3 concession). For more information please contact Samudra Buddhist Centre on 01298 79777 or 07527 292908 or e-mail info@samudracentre.org. Our website is www.samudracentre.org, and facebook.com/SamudraBuddhistCentre.

24 Youlgrave Easy Walk 60 – 90 minutes, 10.30am. Meet at Coldwell End Car Park in the village for an easy walk around Youlgrave area and in future from Birchover and Stanton in Peak.

Wednesday
25 Character Workshop with Andrea Brittan Designate, 72 Smedley Street, Matlock, DE4 3FQ. 10am–12.30pm. The second of two stand-alone workshops focussing on character -  how to bring your characters to life and give them a distinctive voice.

25 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Hell Bank Plantation roadside, Hunting Tower, Gibbet Wood and Hob Hursts House. 01629 734576.

25 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 16 miles. Strenuous. Mytham Bridge, Eyam, Grindleford. cc 9.20am Calver slip road. 07732 486715.

25 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Hartington MP. Alstonefield, Milldale, Biggin?Dale. 01629 581941.

25 DRIVING SAFER FOR LONGER A presentation to older drivers by a Road Safety Officer, Karen Dobson, at the Medway Centre, New Street Bakewell at 2.30pm. No charge. Join members of Bakewell Area U3A for an afternoon of interest and amusement with an important learning opportunity aimed at aiding and encouraging older drivers to drive safely for longer. The presentation will commence at 2.30pm with an opportunity for chat and tea from 2 o clock. It will not involve any assessment by others of your abilities but will enable you to compare your responses to some information with the consensus responses of those present. Attendence will be limited. If you are interested in attending this (or any repeat we may arrange), please let Sam Lewis know. Telephone 01629 640352, email webmanager@bakewellu3a.org.uk.

25 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 5 miles (grade 2). SK 164752. Litton (meet at Red Lion).?Ramble in the area. 0114 2306 109. www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk

25 Matlock Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10.00am Easy walk 60 - 90 minutes. Meet at High Peak Junction Car Park (Lea Bridge) £1.30 for two hours parking.

25 MEDITATE IN BUXTON Calming the Chaos of Modern Life- Meditation Classes for Everyone. Meditation classes at Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB, 10.30-11.45am and  from 7-8.30pm. These classes are suitable for everyone. The facility fee is £5 (£4 concession) for morning class and £6 per class (£4 concession) for evening class. For more information please contact Samudra Buddhist Centre on 01298 79777 or 07527 292908 or e-mail info@samudracentre.org. Our website is www.samudracentre.org, and facebook.com/SamudraBuddhistCentre.

25 ORVIS BAKEWELL - LEARN TO?FLY?FISH SESSIONS Morning classes. Contact store for details. 01629 810226.

25 WALK?FOR?HEALTH Meet Litton Village Green. 12.45 for 1pm. Leader Harry M. Walk is strenuous. Bring a drink and snack.

Thursday
26 Bakewell Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10.00am. Moderate walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet at Carlton Lees – Park in Pay and Display Car Park.

26 Bakewell guided tour about one hour at 2pm. Walk from River Wye, up the spine of Bakewell to the only genuine Tudor house in the area. Hear of the many Secrets and Legends woven into the town. £4 charity. Please book at Tourist Info Centre (01629 813227), by 1.00pm. Meet at TIC.

26 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 9 miles. Moderate. Warslow VH. Local walk. 01629 356220.

26 - 6 JUN MONYASH WELL DRESSING See Special?Events for further details.

Friday
27 BASLOW SENIOR CITIZENS’ CLUB Baslow Village Hall, 2pm. Ex Entertainment Officer on a Cruise Ship - Mr Colin Bower.

27 BATS ABOVE?FROGGATT?EDGE 7.30-9.30pm. Enjoy an evening walk exploring the edges and woodlands in search of foraging bats. Booking essential. Suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 12+ years. £7.50pp. There are no toilet facilities. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Email enquiries@easternmoors.org.uk 07738 738844 www.visit-eastern-moors.org.uk

27 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 6.30pm. 5 miles (grade 2). SK 174811. Bradwell Church. Ramble in the area. 07879 404108. www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk

27 WHIST DRIVE Chelmorton War Memorial Institute. 7.30pm.

Saturday
28 BAKEWELL FARMERS’ MARKET Agricultural Centre. 9am-2pm. Parking and easy access. Contact 01629 813777.

28 Birchover Carnival Tractor Pull 2016 from 6.00 pm Please come along to this year’s Tractor Pull.  The fun starts at 6.00 pm outside the Red Lion Birchover (weather permitting). Teams of 6 are invited to take part (entry £10.00 per team) to pull the tractor – prize for the winning time and runners up (Beer prizes kindly donated by Thornbridge Brewery and the Red Lion, Birchover).  Family fun.. giant tombola…All money raised to 2016 Carnival Funds. Please register your team on the night by 6.00 pm. The Carnival Committee will not be held responsible for any injuries or mishaps.  Children must be supervised at all times.

28 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 7 miles. Moderate. Rowsley Old Station CP. Local walk. 01332 989470.

28 Saturday Social at the Wellbeing Hub, DFMH, Stancliffe House,  Molyneux Business Park, Darley Dale, DE4 2HJ. Come along to our monthly drop in! Enjoy one or more of our Saturday activities or just ‘pop in’ for a chat and a cuppa. 1-3pm. Attendance is free. Contact 01629 733915.

28 - 29 GEORGIAN WEEKEND 10am - 5pm. Owls, Georgian games, Georgian inventions trail, Georgian market, meet the mill workers, pony and trap rides (11am-4pm)*, dress like a Georgian. Grow your own cotton workshop (11am-4pm)*. Face painting*, climbing wall*, model boats, guided tours, Riot and Rule Tour (11.30am)**. *There is a small charge for these activities. ** £5 advanced booking recommended. All children must be accompanied by an adult. www.cromfordmills.org.uk.

28 - 30 Hathersage PAINTERS’ EXHIBITION Methodist Church Hall, Hathersage. 10am-5pm. Entrance free, disabled access.10% sales to Ashgate Hospice.

28 - 30 TADDINGTON PHOTO EXHIBITION – SHEFFIELD IN THE SIXTIES 11:00 am – 4:00 pm The Bramwell Institute in Taddington will be opening its doors once again over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend to host the third in a series of exhibitions of local artistic talent which have been mounted this year. David Young, local resident and amateur photographer will be exhibiting a number of pre-digital black and white photographs from Sheffield - and slightly further afield -from the late 1960s. Visitors can experience the usual warm hospitality provided by ‘Taddington Teas’ with sandwiches, homemade cakes, teas and coffee on offer throughout the day.  Bramwell Institute, Main Street, Taddington, SK17 9UD. Village served by Manchester – Derby Transpeak bus service, connecting Matlock, Bakewell, Ashford, Chelmorton, Buxton. Ample car parking.

28 - 30 Wirksworth WELL?DRESSING See Special?Events for further details.

28 - 4 JUN MIDDLETON BY YOULGRAVE WELL?DRESSING See Special Events for further details.

28 – 6 JUN MONYASH WELL?DRESSING See Special Events for further details.

Sunday
29 A Walk through Climbing History: Froggatt Edge 10.5 miles. A walk along Froggatt Edge, with visits to other iconic venues (e.g. Burbage South and Millstone Edge), looking at the history of climbing. The Eastern Edges of the Peak District have been at the forefront of British climbing for well over a hundred years. This walk will visit some of the most famous climbing routes of past eras and modern times. It will be of interest to walkers and climbers who want to know more about the physical and social history of gritstone climbing in the Peak. Event terrain: Mostly on good paths, but some uneven ground on the approach to the crags. Some steep ascents. 10am-5pm. Meet: Grindleford Station Café. Parking available on the station approach road.SK251 788  Post Code: S32 2JA. Cost: £6 per person aged 18 and above. Children aged 17 and below go free on any suitable event.

29 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilions car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Butterton – Short up to 8 miles. 10am. Walk 2: Hartington - Medium 8-12 miles. 9.30am. Anyone welcome. Membership £5 single or £8 family per year. Contact 01298 72230 or 01298 23441. www.buxtonramblingclub.co.uk

29 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 10 miles. Moderate. Thorpe, Narlows Lane CP. Alsop en le Dale,?Parwich,?Fenny Bentley. 01332 882094.

29 ELTON VILLAGE HALL Plants. Homemade refreshments. Cakes. raffle. 11am-3pm. All welcome. Why not combine it with a walk from the village.

29 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 8.5  miles (grade 2). SK 323598. Tansley?Church, Riber, Harthstone, Bow Wood, Lea Bridge, Upper Holloway, Lea,?Dethick, Tansley. 01246 417850 or 07719 644890. www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk

29 NGS One acre garden open for Charity Cherry Hill  The Nook, Eyam, S32 5AB. 1-5p.m. This will be  the last time the garden will be open for Macmillan Cancer Support. Wander round this naturalistically  planted garden and enjoy Coffee-tea with a piece of homemade cake.

Monday
30 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Methodist Church (Spring Bank Holiday).

30 BAMFORD SHEEP DOG TRIALS held on Bamford Recreational ground. 8am-5pm. There will be stalls, refreshments, sheep shearing comp. A fell race will be held at 1pm. There is a children’s play area and parking in the neighbouring field. Admission £5 and children under 16 free. Great day out for the family.

30 MONYASH PRIMARY SCHOOL May Market. Join us for a day of entertainment! Tombola all day, great prizes! Maypole dancing on the village green. Pony rides throughout the day. Elegant afternoon tea service and a selection of delicious cakes. Raffle grand prize draw 3pm on village green. Live music throughout the day. Bouncy Castle. Brass Band 1pm. Name the spring lambs and win a prize! 2nd Annual Produce Show.

Tuesday
31 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Allestree,?Woodlands Lane CP. Local walk. 01332 557887.

31 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Foolow roadside. Housley House, Cressbrook Dale. No dogs. 01335 370778.

31 Matlock Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10.00am – Easy walk 60 – 90 minutes. Meet at Highfields School, Lumsdale Road, Matlock.

Wednesday
1 CROMFORD W.I. Cromford Institute, The Hill, Cromford. 7.30pm. Titanic - Helen Monk. Visitors and new members welcome.

1 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Youlgreave, Coldwell End CP, Robin Hood’s Stride, Bradford Dale. 01629 636350.

1 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Ashopton viaduct, Crook Hill, Derwent Edge. cc 9.20am Calver slip road. 01629 733312.

1 Matlock Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10.00am Easy walk 60 - 90 minutes. Meet at Highfields School, Lumsdale Road, Matlock.

1 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 12 miles. Moderate. Lay-by on A53 at Cistern’s Clough, Axe Edge, Goyt’s Clough, Wood Moss, Three Shires Head. cc 9.10am Friden CP. 01629 636350.

1 MATLOCK W.I. Imperial Rooms, Matlock. 7.30pm. A talk by Carol Tunley entitled ‘Old English Ceramics’. Visitors and new members always welcome. Contact 003301136152

1 ORVIS BAKEWELL - LEARN TO FLY FISH SESSIONS Morning classes. Contact store for details. 01629 810226.

1 ST HELEN’S LADIES’ GROUP Joseph Whitworth Room, Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. 7.30pm. Brian Naylor will give a talk on Heage Windmill. New members very welcome.

1 Tideswell Easy Walk 60 – 90 minutes, 10am. Meet at Fountain Square, adjacent to the public toilets for a walk around Tideswell and the surrounding area.

1 WALK FOR HEALTH Meet Tips car park, Barber Booth, nr Edale. 12.45 for 1pm. Leader Mark. Walk is strenuous. Bring a drink and snack.

Thursday
2 BAKEWELL GUIDED TOUR about one hour at 2pm. Walk from River Wye, up the spine of Bakewell to the only genuine Tudor house in the area. Hear of the many Secrets and Legends woven into the town. £4 charity. Please book at Tourist Info Centre (01629 813227), by 1pm. Meet at TIC.

2 Bakewell Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10.00am. Moderate walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet at Alport – Park at layby on main road.

2 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate/strenuous. Hope CP (fee). Lose Hill, Mam Tor, Castleton. 01629 824868.

Friday
3 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 6.30pm. 5 miles (grade 2). SK 291837. Ringinglow (meet outside Norfolk Arms). Ramble in the area. 0114 2662 850 or 07719 644890. www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk

Saturday
4 A GRAND SALE WITH JUMBLE 10 am – 5 pm, at Youlgrave Reading Room. Jumble is good quality, also clothes on hanging rail, bric-a-brac is varied and interesting, books numerous. Refreshments all day – come for a look round, a chat and a cuppa.

4 Ashover Summer Concert All Saints’ Church, Ashover. 7pm. A Piano Trio led by Stephen Bryant of the BBC Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky followed by an opportunity to meet the musicians over a glass of wine or soft drink and canapés. Tickets £12 each (Students £5) from 01246 590431 or 01246 590263.

4 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. Earl Sterndale Church roadside. Dowel Dale and Hollinsclough. 07960 029081.

4 DERBYSHIRE DALES WOODCRAFT CLUB Wyaston Village Hall 10am-2pm. Open day so bring your family along and have a go at a new craft. See items made by members and cast your vote in the club competition. Enjoy a cup of tea and maybe buy one of the many wood craft items on sale. Free entry!! For more info. go to www.ddwc.co.uk If you would like to know more email your query to info@ddwc.co.uk or phone James Sharpe on 01335 344933.


JUNE

Wednesday

1 CROMFORD W.I. Cromford Institute, The Hill, Cromford. 7.30pm. Titanic - Helen Monk. Visitors and new members welcome.

1 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Youlgreave, Coldwell End CP, Robin Hood’s Stride, Bradford Dale. 01629 636350.

1 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Ashopton viaduct, Crook Hill, Derwent Edge. cc 9.20am Calver slip road. 01629 733312.

1 Matlock Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10.00am Easy walk 60 - 90 minutes. Meet at Highfields School, Lumsdale Road, Matlock.

1 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 12 miles. Moderate. Lay-by on A53 at Cistern’s Clough, Axe Edge, Goyt’s Clough, Wood Moss, Three Shires Head. cc 9.10am Friden CP. 01629 636350.

1 MATLOCK W.I. Imperial Rooms, Matlock. 7.30pm. A talk by Carol Tunley entitled ‘Old English Ceramics’. Visitors and new members always welcome. Contact 003301136152

1 ORVIS BAKEWELL - LEARN TO FLY FISH SESSIONS Morning classes. Contact store for details. 01629 810226.

1 ST HELEN’S LADIES’ GROUP Joseph Whitworth Room, Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. 7.30pm. Brian Naylor will give a talk on Heage Windmill. New members very welcome.

1 Tideswell Easy Walk 60 – 90 minutes, 10am. Meet at Fountain Square, adjacent to the public toilets for a walk around Tideswell and the surrounding area.

1 WALK FOR HEALTH Meet Tips car park, Barber Booth, nr Edale. 12.45 for 1pm. Leader Mark. Walk is strenuous. Bring a drink and snack.

Thursday
2 BAKEWELL GUIDED TOUR about one hour at 2pm. Walk from River Wye, up the spine of Bakewell to the only genuine Tudor house in the area. Hear of the many Secrets and Legends woven into the town. £4 charity. Please book at Tourist Info Centre (01629 813227), by 1pm. Meet at TIC.

2 Bakewell Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10.00am. Moderate walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet at Alport – Park at layby on main road.

2 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate/strenuous. Hope CP (fee). Lose Hill, Mam Tor, Castleton. 01629 824868.

Friday
3 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 6.30pm. 5 miles (grade 2). SK 291837. Ringinglow (meet outside Norfolk Arms). Ramble in the area. 0114 2662 850 or 07719 644890. www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk

Saturday
4 A GRAND SALE WITH JUMBLE 10 am – 5 pm, at Youlgrave Reading Room. Jumble is good quality, also clothes on hanging rail, bric-a-brac is varied and interesting, books numerous. Refreshments all day – come for a look round, a chat and a cuppa.

4 Ashover Summer Concert All Saints’ Church, Ashover. 7pm. A Piano Trio led by Stephen Bryant of the BBC Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky followed by an opportunity to meet the musicians over a glass of wine or soft drink and canapés. Tickets £12 each (Students £5) from 01246 590431 or 01246 590263.

4 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. Earl Sterndale Church roadside. Dowel Dale and Hollinsclough. 07960 029081.

4 DERBYSHIRE DALES WOODCRAFT CLUB Wyaston Village Hall 10am-2pm. Open day so bring your family along and have a go at a new craft. See items made by members and cast your vote in the club competition. Enjoy a cup of tea and maybe buy one of the many wood craft items on sale. Free entry!! For more info. go to www.ddwc.co.uk If you would like to know more email your query to info@ddwc.co.uk or phone James Sharpe on 01335 344933.

4 WRITERS AT THE PEAK Cybermouse Books are running a Writers’ Session at Eyam Hall in the Music Room. Rony Robinson (BBC Radio Sheffield Presenter and award-winning playwright) and Sally Goldsmith (Poet, songstress). There will be books for sale on the day. Start 11.30am. For further information contact: cybermousemm@gmail.com or visit our website www.cybermouse-multimedia.com

4 & 5 BIRCHOVER OPEN GARDENS See Special Events for further details.

4 & 5 Medway Centre Grand Garden Plant Bonanza After the huge success of this event last year, Bakewell’s Medway Community Centre are again holding their Grand Garden Plant Bonanza on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June, 11.00am to 4.00pm. Come along and buy everything you might need to complete your garden this summer. A great selection of perennials, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees will be on sale at this fabulous fundraising event. A scrumptious café will be available and entry is free. Come along and support your local community centre and bag a bargain at the same time. For further information please contact Margie or Fiona on 01629 813638, email enquiries@medwaycentre.co.uk or visit the website at www.medwaycentre.co.uk.

4 & 5 THURSDAY PAINTERS’ ART SHOW 10am-5pm (admission free). Gothic Warehouse (ground floor room), Cromford Canal, Cromford. We are a group of local artists, who meet every Thursday in the Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf and we will be showing paintings and other artworks in a wide range of styles and media, for sale at reasonable prices.

Sunday
5 Bakewell guided tour about one hour at 5pm. Walk from River Wye, up the spine of Bakewell to the only genuine Tudor house in the area. Hear of the many Secrets and Legends woven into the town. £4 charity. Please book at Tourist Info Centre (01629 813227), by 1pm. Meet at TIC.

5 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilions car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Wensleydale – Short up to 8 miles. 10am.  Walk 2: Mermaids’ Pool - Long over 12 miles. 9.30am. Anyone welcome. Membership £5 single or £8 family per year. Contact 01298 72230 or 01298 23441. www.buxtonramblingclub.co.uk

5 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Grindon Church CP, Butterton, Revidge, Ecton Hill. cc 9.15am Friden. 01629 636350.

5 Flagg Hall Farm - Open to All Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s annual open day. A day for farmers to open their gates and welcome the public onto their farms, to discover the world of farming. At Flagg Hall we will be open our farm for visitors to come and see how we, a Peak District Family, produce milk and look after our cows. We milk 350 cows and the locals are used to the regular sight of “a Mile of Cows” when they come in for milking. The gates open at 11 am till 4pm and there will be an opportunity to see cows being milked, calves being fed, farm tours, children’s fun activities, the science of turning grass to milk and of course tea and cakes.

5 Spring Plant, Garden Sundries, Cake and Book Sale Wormhill Village Hall 10am to 2ish. Locally grown plants for veg garden, baskets and tubs. Pots, tools etc. Yummy homemade cakes. Preloved books in good condition. Find them all here! Enjoy a cuppa,and chat. Admission free. All proceeds for St Margaret's Church. We look forward to seeing you.

5 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 9.5 miles (grade 3+). SK 041785. Combs (meet outside Beehive Inn), Leave B 5470 at SK 041799, roadside parking at northeast of village. Bank Hall Farm, Castle Naze, Short Edge, Black Edge, Flint Clough, Combs Edge, Combs. (no dogs). 0114 2331 861 or 07753 324485. www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk

Monday
6 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Bakewell Parish Church.

6 Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men will be dancing the Morris at The George, Castleton at 8pm.

6 MATLOCK & DISTRICT HARD OF HEARING CLUB Mystery Tour followed by W.I. Tea. Further details ring Sheila on 01629 732715.

6 Matlock Advanced Motorists and Motorcyclists meet at 7pm at the Highfields School, Off Chesterfield Road, Matlock to offer free assessment drives and rides to local drivers and riders. For full details contact 01629 812732. Or visit the IAM website at www.iam.org.uk or www.matlock-iam.webs.com

6 WHIST DRIVE Join us on the 1st Monday of every month at Biggin Village Hall at 8pm for an enjoyable evening of whist, refreshments and great prizes! Easy adjacent parking & good disabled access. Enquiries please ring Joan on 01335 390377.



SPECIAL EVENTS

Great Longstone Flower Festival

14th–21st May
St Giles’ Church 


14th & 15th 1–6pm; 16th-21st 10am–6pm

Theme: Wedding Anniversaries

Refreshments: Lunches, Cream Teas served all day in the Village Hall.

Directions: 3 miles north of Bakewell, between A6020 and B6465

The church is in Church Lane off Main Street, Great. Longstone.  Post code DE45 1TB

Situated to the north of the village at the foot of Longstone Edge, the thirteenth century church is noted for its fine oak roof and carved wooden bosses.


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ASHFORD-IN-THE-WATER WELL DRESSING
21ST-29TH MAY

22nd 3pm Blessing of well.


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CARSINGTON FLOWER FESTIVAL
21ST-25TH MAY
ST MARGARET’S CHURCH

10am-6pm.
Theme: ‘Thank you for....’ and we will fill the Church with a range of floral displays and artefacts to delight you. Refreshments will be available, as usual, on the village green.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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MONYASH WELL DRESSING
28TH MAY-6TH JUNE

23rd-27th May Come and watch or help with the making of the well dressings - in the garage behind Lathkill Cottage 7pm onwards.
28th 2pm Blessing of wells.
30th Village market, antique and collectors fair. Stalls, tombola, bric-a-brac, games, teas, coffee, brass band, maypole dancing.



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WIRKSWORTH WELL DRESSING
28TH-30TH MAY


28th 10.30am Blessing of wells at St Mary’s Church (just hidden behind the shops). BMW Brass Band will be playing around the town and they are a fabulous band still 30 members strong!!
29th Come see the wells and scarecrows, browse the wonderful shops, cafes, pubs and stalls.
Bank holiday Monday another big day!!
Wirksworth Carnival a fabulous day out and a really fab old fashioned carnival since 1827. This year see the Battle of the Streets of Wirksworth. Not to be missed. Wheelbarrow race is in the early evening and is an absolute riot! 7.15pm.
Wirksworth Scarecrow festival the 8th wonder of the world  (well almost) who will win this years scarecrow cup (better than last years teacup). Starts 28th and continues all week, not to be missed.All money (twopence halfpenny) goes to charity.
Late entries phone Marsdens 01629 820191 or call in to get your scarecrow in town or on the scarecrow trail.
Look out for the crowman and Worzell Gummidge , you never know they might be in town !!
The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in Wirksworth Teddy Bears’ holiday weekend -Sat/Sun/Mon. A lovely event for teddy lovers and train buffs alike with loads going on all weekend.
Don't forget the fab shops, cafes and pubs and galleries around Wirksworth.



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MIDDLETON-BY-YOULGRAVE WELL DRESSING AND MARKET DAY
28TH MAY-4TH JUNE

28th 1pm Market open. Stalls, food, plant stalls, activities for all including children’s games and a bouncy castle. Tea and cakes served in the Village Hall.
Both the plant stalls in the square and the tea and cakes in the Village Hall carry on through the extended weekend. 


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BIRCHOVER OPEN GARDENS
4TH & 5TH JUNE
12-5.30pm

Over 25 private gardens welcome visitors to this little Peak District hill village 2 miles south of the A6 between Matlock and Bakewell. Adults £4, children free. stalls, crafts, teas and refreshments. Proceeds to Church and Reading Room funds, and village projects. For further info. tel. 01629 630004/650438 or visit us at www.birchovervillage.co.uk



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MONYASH C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL’S
BANK HOLIDAY MAY MARKET
30th May
10am–3pm

Stalls including Guess the Name of the Lambs with two super cute lambs to pet and name,  Bowl a Pig which is an ancient skittle game. Spin the Wheel or race your friends at the Hot Wheels Track.  Tombola with some great prizes,  Guess Wine or Water Stall, or you could try your hand at Milking The Wooden Cow.  Plant Stall. Bouncy Castle and Pony Rides in the field.  Football enthusiasts can have a go at Score a Goal against the PE Teacher and there may even be a chance to throw wet sponges at teachers at the end of the day !!
 Maypole Dancing on the Village Green by all the School children and listen to a live Brass Band playing at 1pm. Rob Thompson, a great local musician will be singing live and playing all your favourites throughout the day.
If you fancy some refreshments,  please head into School to the Junior Classroom where a vintage style “Hettys Tearoom” will welcome you.
 Grand Prize Draw at 3pm with 23 fabulous prizes to be won including lots of meals at local Restaurants and pubs, vouchers for days out, and lots of other treats. If anyone would like to buy raffle tickets beforehand, The Bull’s Head Pub in Monyash are selling tickets on behalf of school up until the 30th May, or buy them on the day from School.