It's a year of celebration for the Friends of Lodmoor Country Park.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the group, and it is also 40 years since the draft plans for Lodmoor were published by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.

The first Friends of Lodmoor Country Park community get-together of 2018 is the annual PIC-a-book-NIC on Sunday, May 20 from noon until 2.30pm.

The event will have a storytelling throne and listening stools where everyone can gather.

Everyone is invited to bring a picnic, and a book to recommend, share, swap or donate to the group's stall.

Takings from the book stall will be used to improve and protect the park.

There will also be a Teddy Bear’s Treasure Hunt, raising funds for two charities nominated by Councillor Gill Taylor, Mayor-Elect for 2018: The Lantern Trust and Dorset Domestic Abuse Welfare Committee.

The Storytelling Throne stands beside the Wildflower Meadow, at the Grove Avenue end of the park/

At 2pm Lodmoor Friends will lead a 'Walk and Talk' event around the park, sharing memories and looking at the changes over the past 40 years, starting with the draft plans. This gentle stroll starts from beside the miniature railway crossing on the events area.

The day is free and open to all ages.

For more information 01305 772075.