Wow...not a joke....we're 18 today!!
So, that must mean bubbles & lots of other fun...we've got our thinking caps on!!!
Identifying and Using Hedgerow Plants & Shrubs - South Devon AONB
Sunday 1st April, 2pm - 4pm
A walk around the farm’s hedgerows, identifying spring wildflowers, shrubs and trees and discovering the importance of our local hedgerows to ourselves and our wildlife.
Adults £4, child £2.
No booking, just turn up!
Meet at Ash Tree farm, signed off A3221 near Dartmouth. TQ6 0LR.
The Second Respect the Aged Day
Monday 2nd April 2011 - All Day
Following the success of last year's inaugural event, Alf’s will once again be supporting Respect the Aged Day when we will offer local Octogenarians a complimentary breakfast at Alf’s. We will also have the company of our local MP, Sarah Wollaston at 10.30am.
Mike Cast is the organising force behind the Respect the Aged Day. Mike is a local author last year published the book ‘8000 Years of Wisdom’ which celebrates wise words from 100 80 year olds. The book is a living history seen through the eyes of those who have lived through fascinating social and historical events over the last 80 years.
The book reflects dramatic world changes as experienced by people from all walks of life. Some stories cover major events, such as the two world wars and the 1948 London Olympics, significant social developments, such as the advent of widespread car ownership and commercial air flights, opening up travel to the everyday person. On a more domestic level, memories include simple home remedies in widespread use before the arrival of the NHS, such as onion gruel, bread poultices, mustard baths, goose fat and brimstone and treacle.
The idea came from a conversation Mike had with his elderly parents on how they could share their life’s experiences with their grandchildren. Mike is a champion of the older generation and has mounted a campaign calling on the Prime Minister to get the UK to follow Japan’s lead by adopting a “respect for the Aged Day.”
Local MP Sarah Wollaston, who will be visiting us on the day at 10.30am, has said “I am delighted to support the first ‘Respect the Aged Day’ and to add my thanks to all those who are contributing to this event. In Torbay we are fortunate to have such a wealth of experience and the voluntary sector could not manage without the dedicated service that older residents give to our communities”.
We are well on our way to making this an annual event, so come & support the second one & bring in all the Octogenarians you know....birth certificates not needed!!!
For more details check out www.8000yearsofwisdom.com
Easter Chicken & Rabbit Beanbag Workshop
How cute are these?!?!
Go along to Made It! in Smith Street for this fun Easter workshop to make your very own fab Chicken & Rabbit Beanbags to take home.
Or...there's a Sock/T Shirt Monster Workshop on the Wednesday!!
Beanbag Workshop on Tuesday 3rd April 10am - 12noon
Monster Workshop on Wednesday 4th April 10am - 12noon
Both £15, all inclusive
Ring 01803 834813 to book
Dart Gig Club Regatta
This is the home Regatta of our very own Dart Gig Club.
Dart Gig Club, operate two gigs, 'Volante', and 'Lightning', with both having been built locally.
Gig racing is a vibrant and inclusive team sport that is the fastest growing rowing activity in the South West. Amongst the rowing world, gig racing is considered the ultimate test in 'fixed-seat' rowing. The regattas are tough, but friendly, competitions and attract many spectators.
So....get those voices ready to cheer on the teams along the Embankment!
Dartmouth Art Society Spring Exhibition
Dartmouth Art Society are holding a Spring Exhibition in the Flavel Church from Monday 9th April to Saturday14th April inclusive.
The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.
Further information is available from Elizabeth de Vries on 01803 770193.
Dartmouth Farmers Market
Old Market Square 9am - 1pm
Held on the second Saturday of each month. Pop along & support your local producers and buy local, fresh top quality food & plants.
An initiative of the South Hams Agricultural Forum and supported by South Hams District Council
The Totnes Good Food Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm. Now in it’s second year, the market is the biggest monthly producers & farmers market in the Westcountry.
Regularly attracting over 50 traders each month, the Totnes Good Food Sunday market has become the biggest fine food and drink market in Devon and is rapidly becoming the largest in the South West. Launched in June 2010 with just over twenty producers, the market has grown month by month both in reputation and popularity. It attracts food lovers from all over the region, with three-quarters of its traders coming from within a 30 mile radius of Totnes. The market has also been award-nominated and warranted mentions in local and national newspapers and magazines.
Dartmouth River Rail - Devon Residents Half Price Weekend
Devon residents will enjoy half price travel on many of the excursions on offer for the whole weekend.
Proof of residency needed, on the day bookings only.
Sounds of the landscape: Dart and Gallants Bower - South Devon AONB
Sunday 29th April 2012 1pm - 4pm
Explore the mouth of the Dart and up to Gallants Bower above the Castle. Enjoy one of our most beautiful bluebell woods and have a go at recording your own sound collage, using hand held recorders. Lucinda Guy from Soundart radio will lead this walk and show you how to capture what you hear to tell the story of your journey.
Adults £4, child £2.
No booking, just turn up!
Meet at Dartmouth Castle, .TQ6 0JN