RESIDENTS of Maiden Newton and nearby villages were treated recently to a delicious cream tea in the village hall, accompanied by beautiful harp music from the very talented Florence Astley.

The sun shone and the whole event proved to be a perfect way of spending a lazy Sunday afternoon!

IMPACT is a series of ladies’ lunches. This month’s lunch takes place on Thursday, July 10 at 12.30 in the Savill Hall, Cattistock.

The speaker will be Esther Brown, who will talk about ‘My Bereavement – My Faith’ If you would like to find out more or book a place, please contact Sheelagh Rennie (01935 83003 or or Nicola Butler (01300 320671 or

THERE WILL be a Quiz Evening at Evershot Village Hall on Saturday July 12, starting at 7.30pm.

Teams should be made up of six members and the cost is £3 per person. To book a table please contact Thomas or Nicola Bachrach on 01935 83217.

The evening will include refreshments and a raffle.

Money raised will be in aid of Indian Charities.

YOU ARE invited to a Pre World Cup Final Songs of Praise in Evershot Village Hall on Sunday July 13, starting at 5pm.

There will be drinks and nibbles, so come along to raise your glasses and voices!

There will be a box in the village shop, where you can place your choice of hymn. The hymns with the most votes will be the ones that are included!

MAIDEN Newton Open Gardens will take place on Sunday July 13 from 11.30am to 5pm. Entry costs £3.50 for adults.

There will also be the now famous cream teas and ploughman’s lunches at Manor Farm House (by kind permission of Gill and Alan Plummer), along with a quality raffle, cake stall and tombola.

Please contact Cherri on 01300 320888 or email for further information.

FROME Valley History Society will be having an outing to Lulworth Castle on Monday July 14. This will include a guided tour of the old castle and chapel.

Members should meet at 2pm for a tour at 2.15pm. Car parking costs £3 per car, this not being included in the price.

Lunch or tea can be obtained in a nearby café.

Further enquiries to John Darneley on 01935 83347 MELBURY MEN’s Breakfast will hold their next meeting on Saturday, July 19th , when there will be a ‘Hot Potato’ discussion time.

Meetings are held at the Southern Counties Shooting Club Cafe on Wardon Hill (A37), starting at 8.30am and finishing at around 9.45am. The cost of the breakfast is £7. There is a vegetarian option for those who require it, as well as a lighter breakfast for those who do not wish to have the ‘full English’ Please contact Paul Wilcock on 01300 321112 or for more information or to book a place. New members are always welcome.

SUE and John Willows invite you to their garden party in aid of Cattistock Church.

Come along to visit their lovely garden and enjoy tea and various stalls from 2.30pm on Saturday July 19.

CREAM Teas will be served between 2.30 and 5pm at Lower Wraxall Farm on Sunday July 20.

All money raised will go to St Mary’s Church.

You could also enjoy a river walk and a look round the Grade I listed church THE NEXT Evershot Village Coffee Morning takes place at 11am on Monday July 21 at Barbara Emm’s house (6 Tanyard).

All are welcome to come along for refreshments and make the most of a perfect opportunity to chat with other members of the village.

MELBURY Team Mothers’ Union will hold its next meeting in Halstock House at 2.30pm on Wednesday July 23.

All are welcome to attend.

WOULD you be interested in joining a new youth choir in the Chalk Stream Villages? If so, do come along to an informal meeting at 5.30pm on Thursday, July 31 at Frampton Church.

There will be no membership or joining fees. The choir will then meet every Monday morning between 11am and midday (during school holidays), commencing on August 11.

|For more information, please call Sandy Christopher on 07799664414 or email Mandy Page-Palmer at