CATTISTOCK Church Harvest Festival takes place at 11am on Sunday September 14, followed by a sale of produce and Sunday lunch at the Fox and Hounds.

Booking for lunch is essential, so please contact Mary Duff (01300 320224) or Pam Hatcher (01300 320340) by Monday September 8 if you wish to be included.

Please bring gifts of produce to the church on Saturday morning.

FROME St Quintin will celebrate harvest on Sunday September 28 with a service at 11am. The church will be decorated with harvested foods that have been processed for a long life and these will then be packed up and donated to a local charitable organisation.

After the morning service there will be a finger buffet and liquid refreshments at a cost of £5 per head in aid of church funds.

THERE will be a Harvest Supper in the Barn at Frome Vauchurch by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Blazeby on Saturday September 20, beginning at 6.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children. This includes drinks on arrival, a two-course meal, wine, cheese and biscuits, and coffee. Please bring your own cutlery.

Tickets are available from Kristen at the Corner Shop or by ringing 01300 320014.

Money raised will go to St Francis Church in Frome Vauchurch.

MELBURY Osmond Village Hall is the venue for a Harvest Supper on Saturday September 27.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from Mrs Danks (01935 83757). There will be entertainment and a raffle. Please arrive at 6.30 for 7pm.

THE NEXT meeting of the Frome Valley History Society will be on Monday September 8.

Members are asked to meet at Brympton House at 2pm.

Further enquiries should be addressed to John Darneley on 01935 83347.

THE NEXT Evershot Village Coffee Morning takes place at 26 Fore Street from 11am on Friday September 12, courtesy of David and Pat Stobart.

Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy this chance to get together with other village residents over a cup of coffee.

ZOE Schwarz (2014 British Blues Awards Nominee) will bring her very popular band, Blue Commotion Band, to the Savill Hall in Cattistock on Saturday September 13.

The event begins at 7.30pm and tickets will cost £10 (including supper). They are already on sale locally and you are advised to buy early to help with the catering and to avoid disappointment.

THERE will be a recital by the acclaimed harpist Danielle Perrett at 7.30pm on Saturday September 13 in Melbury House (by kind permission on The Hon. Mrs Charlotte Townshend).

Tickets cost £15 to include a light buffet, and can be obtained from Jenny Axelson on 01935 83330 or Celia Tomkins on 01935 891083.

The event is in aid of St Mary’s Church in Corscombe and St Mary’s Church in Melbury Bubb.

MELBURY MEN’s Breakfast will hold their next meeting on Saturday, September 20 , when the speaker will be Ollie Peet, talking about mercy ships.

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.

COME along and enjoy a Pudding and Quiz Night on Friday September 26 in Evershot Village Hall. The event starts at 7pm, with a simple main course being served at 7.30pm.

Afterwards there will be as many delicious home made puddings as you can eat! There will also be a bar.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from the village shop in Evershot or from Nicky Bower (01935 83250 or

All proceeds will go to Little Acorns Nursery in Evershot (reg. charity no. 1099880) VILLAGE Praise is a series of regular informal meetings across the Melbury Team and Three Valley Benefices. They include time for reflective worship, with songs and brief, but thoughtful teaching.

The next meeting is at 5pm on Sunday September 28 at Rectory House in Evershot.

Anyone is welcome to just turn up. There will be drinks and eats to start.

For more details please contact John Rennie on 01935 83003 or REFRESH is an exciting group for women who would like to explore their faith. Whether you have been a Christian for years or are just curious, come along and meet like-minded people for a drink, chat and informal bible study.

There are plenty of toys, so feel free to bring along your pre-school children.

Meetings now take place in The Savill Hall, Cattistock, each Friday (instead of Monday) from 9.30 to 11am.

For more information please contact Kim Sibley on 07817736231.

THE CHIMES Oil Group Syndicate (COGS) will be accepting its next order on Friday September 12 Please telephone on that date only for your oil requirements or email prior to that date. Please be accurate with the amount of oil to be delivered and remember that oil cannot be delivered in less than 500 litres quantity to any household.

Ensure that all addresses, telephone numbers and emails are correct and that you are available for contacting on the Monday afternoons following the oil order date, so that you can be provided with the usual information for you to deal with payments.

If you receive this information by email or answer phone, could you please confirm receipt of the message by email, text or phone.

There is an annual charge of £12 to cover expenses. Unless this payment is made in advance, the oil order cannot be processed for this household. Cheques to be made payable to Mrs S-J Emm and sent to 6 Lym Close, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3DE Other contact details are telephone 01297 444347 and email MAIDEN Newton Art Group started its new term on Wednesday, September 3. Membership for the term costs £25. On Wednesday September 10 there will be an Exhibition Meeting, followed by art as usual. Gillian from Art ResQ will introduce abstracts from 1.30 until 4.30pm on Wednesday September 24. Semi-abstract and mixed media will be the theme on Wednesday October 29 with Jill Preston.

The AGM will be held on Wednesday November 19, followed by art as usual. Alison Board will be concentrating on free style from 1.30 until 4.30pm on Wednesday November 26.

The last day of term will be on Wednesday December 3 in Maiden Newton Village Hall and members will meet for Christmas Lunch on Wednesday December 10.

Please call Cindy on 01300 321010 or Jane on 01300 321405 for more information.