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Alternative Medicine Marketplace
Feb
15
7:00 pm19:00

Alternative Medicine Marketplace

From Ayurvedic diets to therapeutic massage to yoga, traditional medical knowledge and practices from across South Asia are often labelled as ‘alternative medicine’ while stressing their ‘authentic’ nature, but what do ‘alternative’ and ‘authentic’ mean? And what happens when these practices are commercialised, patented or de-contextualised? Join us to discuss alternative medicine in the context of the global wellness marketplace.

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Herts 10k Challenge for Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Oct
9
10:00 am10:00

Herts 10k Challenge for Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Take part in a beautiful multi-terrain course through the Hertfordshire countryside, starting and finishing at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden. The event returns on Sunday 9 October 2016 to celebrate its eleventh year, and promises to be as popular as ever!

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Science Uncovered at Tring Natural History Museum
Sep
30
6:00 pm18:00

Science Uncovered at Tring Natural History Museum

Free, drop-in, suitable for adults!  Discover the startling stories behind the collections of the Natural History Museum at Tring, meet world-class scientists and experience the historic galleries by night. Part of European Researchers' Night, our annual festival of science is free and offers you the chance to uncover nature's hidden worlds.

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Sep
15
5:30 pm17:30

M-ASK: Theatre techniques for stress, anxiety and depression

Stressed, anxious or depressed? M-ASK is a new 12-week programme that uses theatre techniques to help those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and other conditions affecting mental wellbeing. You don’t need any experience to take part, everyone is welcome, from absolute beginners to the more experienced.

To take part in this free programme - which is funded by Dacorum Borough Council and Hertfordshire Public Health - you must be aged 11 or over and live within Dacorum borough.

When and where

  • The 12-week programme runs every Thursday between 15 September and 8 December 2016 (term time only)
  • Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Location: The Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE

Each session will explore theatre techniques using masks and you will also have the opportunity to complete a Bronze Level Arts Award qualification.

Book a place

To express an interest in M-ASK, please fill out the online form here or telephone 01442 228181.

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NCT Nearly New Sale
Apr
30
11:00 am11:00

NCT Nearly New Sale

A great change to buy everything you need for your baby, toddler and child up to the age of 8.

The NCT Nearly New Sales for Hertford, Ware and District hold three Nearly New Sales a year, two main sales (toys, books, clothes and equipment) in Spring and Autumn and a Toy Sale at the end of November.

Their next sale is on 30th April 11:00 – 13:00 (10.30am for NCT Members) at Presdales School, Hoe Lane.  For equipment, clothing, books, DVDs and toys from maternity up to age 8.

Sales are open to everyone, you don’t need to be an NCT Member.

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Ashridge Easter Trail and Crafts
Mar
27
10:00 am10:00

Ashridge Easter Trail and Crafts

Come to the Ashridge Estate visitor centre to make some Easter crafts or enjoy their Easter trail.

Following the excitement of the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail why not carry on celebrating by taking a quieter stroll along the Easter Trail and/or making Easter crafts in the Ashridge Estate Community Hub?

£2 per child.  

Please visit the National Trust website here for more information.

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Wild Wednesday Tracks and Trails: Stowe National Trust
Feb
17
10:30 am10:30

Wild Wednesday Tracks and Trails: Stowe National Trust

Wild Wednesday: Tracks and trails

See what you can track down at Stowe this February on adventure with our Team Leader. You'll get a guide to animal tracks, discover what animal makes which footprint and learn how to lay your own secret trails.

Make your own animal print to take home and don't forget tracking wild animals and making a trail with sticks are two of your 50 Things - bring along your 50 Things scrapbook. Don't worry if you don't already have one, we'll have one waiting for you!

Booking details

Call 0844 249 1895

Each child attending will need to book a ticket. There is no need for adults to book a ticket.

Suitability

This activity is for children between 5 and 12 and their families

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Meeting point

We'll be meeting at the Eastern Lake Pavilion, please allow enough time to gain admission through New Inn and make your way to the gardens (it's around a 0.3 mile walk from The New Inn at Stowe).

What to bring and wear

Wrap up warm this winter! It can get a bit nippy in the gardens so bring warm clothes and comfy shoes you don't mind getting muddy. This is an outdoor event so come prepared!

Accessibility

The gardens are partly accessible with steep slopes and uneven terrain. Mobility buggies are available to hire. Please call us to discuss your requirements on 01280 817156.

Other

Though this activity is for children between 5 and 12, we do welcome children of all ages at this event.

17 February 2016

10:30 - 12:00

13:30 - 15:00

National Trust Ticket Line

Email

nationaltrust@iris.co.uk

Telephone

Call 0844 249 1895

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Gardeners' Question Time at Stowe, Buckinghmashire
Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

Gardeners' Question Time at Stowe, Buckinghmashire

Gardeners' Question Time

It's green fingers at the ready as Stowe hosts a recording of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time! Is your crocus croaky, your dahlia dreary? Whatever your question come along and get your garden queries answered to make 2016 your best year yet.

A hot drink is also included in the price of your ticket.

Admission Prices

Adult £4.50

Booking details

Call 01280 817156

£1.95 booking fee is applicable per booking.

Suitability

This event is not suitable for children.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Meeting point

Please make your way through to the New Inn visitor centre to the cafe where the event is taking place.

What to bring and wear

Wear warm and comfy clothing - no dress code. This is an indoor event.

Accessibility

The New Inn is visitor centre and cafe are accessible with disabled toilets. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Other

By attending you are agreeing to ask questions and taking part in the recording, this promises to be a great evening. Applications for tickets are now open and will be issued on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS - you must be 16 or over to apply and can request a maximum of 2 tickets. To apply contact Andrew Hill via email or phone. Full information will be forwarded to successful ticket holders by 6 Jan 2016.

Name

Andrew Hill: email subject 'GQT Audience Request'

Email

andrew.hill@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Call 01280 825019

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Dacorum Community Choir: Spring Term First Rehearsal
Jan
5
9:30 am09:30

Dacorum Community Choir: Spring Term First Rehearsal

Dacorum Community Choir: First rehearsal of spring term

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/01/2016
9:30 am - 11:45 am

Location
Carey Baptist Church - HP1 1LD

 

First rehearsal of the term. This will be an extended rehearsal at Carey Baptist Church, starting at 9.30am and ending at 11.45am, to prepare for the Epiphany service on the 10th January. 

Please bring your music from our Christmas Concert, Kings Came Riding, and our Christmas Standards.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

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New Year's Resolution Walk: Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate
Jan
1
11:00 am11:00

New Year's Resolution Walk: Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

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New Year's Resolution Walk

Was your New Year's resolution to get outdoors more? Exercise more? Get fitter? Take the time to enjoy nature? Then join us for a breath of fresh air on this one and a half hour walk led by one of our rangers.

Was your New Year's resolution to get outdoors more?

Exercise more? Get fitter? Take the time to enjoy nature?

Then join us for a breath of fresh air on this one and a half hour walk led by one of our rangers.

Admission Prices

All £2.00

Booking details

Call 01582 500920

Suitability

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.

Meeting point

Chilterns Gateway Centre

What to bring and wear

Dress for the weather & wrap up warm.

Other

Car parking charge of £2.50 per car, free for National Trust members.

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Back to Netball: Ashlyns School with Lucy Ponting
Dec
29
7:00 pm19:00

Back to Netball: Ashlyns School with Lucy Ponting

Ashlyns School

Back To Netball

Session Description

England Netball's Back to Netball provides a gentle introduction to the sport for female players over sixteen years of age.

Location

Ashlyns School ,
Chesham Road,
Berkhamsted ,
Hertfordshire,
HP4 3AH

Session Details

Day Every Tuesday From 6/10/15 - On going

Time 19:00-20:00

Cost£5.00

Age Group Senior

Contact

Lucy Ponting

07834 500189

lucy.ponting@englandnetball.co.uk

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Dec
27
10:00 am10:00

Post Christmas Walk at Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted

Enjoy a scenic post-Christmas walk through the Estate at this magical time of year. There will be mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.

Admission

  • Adult £8
  • Child £5

Booking essential: Call 01442 851227

Dogs on leads are welcome

Please wear sensible walking shoes and bring warm waterproof clothing just in case

 

 

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Back to Netball: Sportspace Berkhamsted with Lucy Ponting
Dec
17
9:30 am09:30

Back to Netball: Sportspace Berkhamsted with Lucy Ponting

Sportspace Berkhamsted

Back To Netball

Session Description

England Netball's Back to Netball provides a gentle introduction to the sport for female players over sixteen years of age.

Location

Sportspace Berkhamsted,
Langley Meadow,
Douglas Gardens,
Berkhamsted,
Hertfordshire,
HP4 3QQ

Session Details

Every Thursday From 10/09/15 - On going

Time09:30-11:00Cost

£5.70 / £3.40 members

Age Group Senior

Contact

Lucy Ponting

07834 500189

lucy.ponting@englandnetball.co.uk

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Dec
6
11:00 am11:00

Hemel Hempstead Old Town Street Market

Hemel Hempstead Old Town Street Market is held on the first Sunday every month.

This is a new monthly market to be held in the picturesque high street of the Old Town in Hemel Hempstead.

With a mixture of fresh produce, local crafts, handmade, unique and bespoke items there really is something for everyone. 

So if you like shopping without knowing exactly what you might find, you’ll love the Hemel Old Town Market!

It’s real people, plenty of character with treasures and bargains aplenty.

 

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Dec
6
10:00 am10:00

Ashridge Christmas Fair

Fill yourself with festive cheer and your bags with festive goodies at our annual Christmas fair.

Join our seasonal celebrations at the annual Ashridge Christmas fair.  More stalls than ever this year with lots of goodies to buy including local produce.  Free entry!

Children are welcome.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Organised by the National Trust.

Email: ashridge@nationaltrust.org.uk

Ashridge Estate, near Berkhamsted

 

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Dec
5
to 6 Dec

Real Tree Weekend: World's End Wyevale Garden Centre

Please note the text below have been provided by a third party:

'There's nothing quite like the distinctive scent of a real Christmas tree.  We have a range of pot-grown or cut, hand-pruned, specially selected trees of all sizes, including Nordman Firs and Swedish Style Nordman trees. 

This year, you'll find a forestful of supersized 4m trees in selected centres.  See wyevalegardencentres.co.uk for more details.

World's End Wyevale Garden Centre are hosting two Real Tree Weekends on:

5th - 6th December and

12th - 13th December 2015

During these weekends, you can expect:

  • To browse their wide range of real Christmas trees
  • Expert advice on hand to help you choose the perfect tree
  • FREE Festive Forage Kids Activity
  • FREE hot chocolate

We're so confident our real trees will stay looking good until Christmas, if you're not completely happy we'll replace it for free any time before Christmas Day.'

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Nov
23
11:00 am11:00

Get Set Go Dacorum: Let's Dance for 55 years and over

Get Set Go Dacorum: Let’s Dance – a happy fusion of getting active, getting involved and getting healthy through the power of dance and movement. We are pleased to extend our programme right through the year. If you are 55 years and over, looking to mix dance and fitness then this may be the activity for you. To avoid disappointment, book early as places are limited. The classes are run by professional, experienced dancer Louise White.

There are two dance classes held in the theatre at The Old Town Hall on a Monday – in the morning between 11am and 12.30pm and in the afternoon between 1pm and 2.30pm.

The classes focus on mobility, fitness and creative dance with light stretches, moving towards simple routines.

You will need to wear something loose that you feel comfortable dancing in, you can have bare feet or wear some soft shoes that you can move safely in.

Upcoming dates

Monday 23 November
Monday 30 November
Monday 7 December
Monday 14 December


Tickets £5

Places limited to 14 participants.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

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