Events - August 2011

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IW Country Markets are open every week providing a selection of homemade cakes, savouries, jam and pickles, handmade crafts, homegrown fruit and veg and bedding and perennial plants at: The Sports Centre, Freshwater on Fridays at 9am-11am; at Holyrood Hall, Newport High Street, Fridays at 8.30am-noon; at The Dining Room and Larder, formerly known as Saffron’s, Shanklin on Friday mornings at 10am and 12.30pm and at The Institute, Yarmouth on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am-11.45am.

1: A Lammas Day bring and buy sale in aid of funds to buy a dishwasher for Shalfleet Hall at Shalfleet Hall, 10am-noon. There will be a children’s activity during the sale.
Coffee morning at Brook Seely hall, starting at 10.30pm when fresh coffee and cakes will be served.
IW Health Walks, meet at Northwood House small car park, 10.30am; meet at the foyer at West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater, beginners/improvers, 2pm; IW Arts Open Studios Showcase Exhibition at Quay Arts, Newport.
IW Family History Society Talk: 90 Years of the WI on the IW by Doreen Kent at The Riverside Centre, Newport, 7.30pm.
Shanklin Carnival selection of the Holiday Princess at Lower Hyde Holiday Park, 7.30pm.

1-2:  Flower Festival at St. Michael's Church, Walls Road, Bembridge in aid of Earl Mountbatten Hospice and the Church, Monday, 11am-2pm, followed by a private view attended by Julian Fellowes, the British actor and Oscar winning screen writer of Gosforth Park and creator of ITV’s Downton Abbey. There will be a reception from 6pm to 8.30pm with food. Tickets cost £25 from Rosamond Poncia on 01983 872849. Tuesday opening, 11am-4pm, with mass at 6pm in Thanksgiving for the work of the hospice followed by a party in the marquee. This will be attended by parishes from across the Island. Everyone is welcome.
2011 Park Life Family Fun Festival on the Vectis field opposite Carisbrooke CE Primary School in Wellington Road, 1pm-5pm.  With bouncy castles, face painting, football, craft, stage entertainment, a gym circus competitions and refreshments. With a service on Sunday, noon-12.45pm. There will also be an area for over 13 year olds with all of the activities being free of charge and the event is being staged by Revive, which is a local charity run by Christians.

1-3: Three days of summer sports organised by West Wight Extended Services at Freshwater Multi Use Games Area.The games, 9am-noon, for children aged eight and above, £4 a session. For full details email waysforwardiow@aol.com or phone 07426 457952.

1-4: Quay Arts hosts a craft week, subjects include creating an art doll, working with felt, textiles and clay. Sessions run, 10am-4pm and further details are available by calling 01983 822490.

1-5: Gunville Methodist Church summer holiday club, the Razzamatazz Robots Holiday Club, for 5 to 11 year olds. Morning sessions, 10am-noon and activities will include games, songs, DVDs, drama and the story of creation. Admission £1 per session for the 1st child in each family, and 50p per each child after that. There is a need to register so please call 01983 529697 for this and full details.
Five Artists Exhibition: Annik Cullinane, Edna Coatsworth, Georgia Cook, Lucy Harington, Malindy Argyle at Ventnor Botanic Garden,10am-5pm.

1-11: IW Woodcarvers exhibition at Newtown Old Town Hall, Sunday to Thursday, 2pm-5pm.

1-13: Quay Crafts 25 exhibition at Quay Arts, Newport, closed Sundays.

1-31: Summer Nature Trail at Bembridge Windmill.
English Heritage Donkey Trail and Carrot Quest at Carisbrooke Castle, 10am-5pm.
Pop-up Bavarian Beerfest on The Millbay Inn Terrace, Ventnor, noon-10pm, Dirndl clad waitresses serving ice cold German beer, German sausages and traditional German food.
Brian May and Elena Vidal A Village Lost and Found exhibition; Chris Gabrin From 'Hear’ to Photography – Ten Years Through The Looking Glass exhibition at Dimbola Lodge Museum, Freshwater. 
Another Time, Another Place: 25 Years of Quay Crafts exhibition and Peter Slight and Sarah Shaw Birds and Beasts Art exhibition at Quay Arts, Newport.at Quay Arts, Newport, closed Sundays.
Fawn Art Consultancy In Search of Summer exhibition at Gallery 120, High Street, Ryde.
Charlotte Johannes The Loavelly Sisters exhibition at Dimbola Lodge Museum, Freshwater, closed Mondays.
Jay Millers Circus at The Racecourse Roundabout, Wootton, weekdays, 3pm and 7.30pm, Saturdays, 7.30pm and Sundays, 2pm and 7pm.

2: Police Surgery in Newchurch Parish hall, 9am-10am other duties permitting. Members of the public are most welcome to discuss with the Officers any issue of concern in the neighbourhood. 
RNID drop in sessions at the Isobel Centre on Pan, 9.30am-11.30am. Opportunities for those with National Health hearing aids to pop in for any maintenance issues or general advice, and further details are available by calling 01983 529533.
A telling tales storytelling workshop, 10am-1pm at the Unitarian Hall, Newport High Street. Aimed at 7-13 years of age, £10 charge per child. Call Sue on 07837 601315 for full details.
IW Health Walks, meet at Shanklin Railway Station, 10.15am; meet at Shorwell Shute, opposite the Dell Path Centre, 10.15am; meet at Ryde Seafront outside Super Bowl, 10.30am.
Guided tour of Quarr Abbey. Meet in the Abbey Shop at 11am, there is no need to book - just turn up. There is no charge, but donations invited.
Magical Punch and Judy Show with Randini at Mottistone Manor, bring a blanket, 11.30am. 
Whist drive at Ryde Methodist Church Hall, Garfield Road from 2.15pm to 4.30pm.
Shanklin Carnival pedestrian treasure hunt, starting at Rylstone Gardens Bandstand with free entry to Shanklin Chine, 7pm.
Joe Pasquale: The Pull My Finger Tour
at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.

2-4: The Barbara Newman Painting Group art exhibition at Yarmouth Town Hall, 10am-4pm.Entry is free and all paintings are for sale. On display will be a composite painting whereby individuals of the group used a medium of their choice to replicate a section of The Flower Seller by Louis de Schryver. The finished work will be sold to the highest bidder in a sealed bid auction. The money raised will go to the Mountbatten Hospice in Newport. 
English Heritage Time Travellers Go...Seafaring at Carisbrooke Castle, 10am-5pm.
Sandown and District Historical Association Exhibition of Historic Photographs and Archives of Sandown and District at St John’s Church, Carter Street, 11am-4pm. Admission free. Photographs available to purchase.

3: IW Health Walks
, meet at Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater, advanced, 10am; meet at The Pavilion, Vectis Road, East Cowes, 10am; Become a Junior Falconer at Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, 11am-4pm.
Coffee Morning in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission is being held at Wesley Hall, Freshwater, 10am-noon. There will also be several stalls, including bric-a-brac and cakes.
BCTV Green Gym activities visit to the Medina Valley Centre to undertake some tree and path works. The session will run 10am-1pm and all are welcome to join in with the regulars, but if you plan to attend please inform Colin Withers beforehand by calling him on 01983 866459, and be sure to arrive with some stout footwear as trainers are not allowed!
The Ramblers’ Walks, meet at Philip Allen Memorial Walk: Lake Common,, SZ 587839, 10 miles, 10.30am.
Compton Bay Sandcastle Competition near Freshwater, register at the top of the steps at Hanover Point tarmac car park between 10.30am and 11am.
Local crafts and gifts fair at the Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone 10am-4pm.
Informal Guided Tour at Dimbola Lodge Museum, Freshwater, no booking required, adults £4, children under 16 free.
IW Health Walk, meet at Ventnor Esplanade, beginners, 1.30pm.
Godshill Horticultural Show at Scout Hut, Godshill, 2.30pm.
Tea Dance with Chic Cole at Shanklin Conservative Club, 2pm-4pm. 
Shanklin Children’s Carnival Procession, leaving Palmerston Road, 2pm.
Shanklin Main Carnival leaving Popham Road at 7pm.
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.

3-30: Evelyn Row art exhibition at Freshwater Library, closed Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.

4: West Wight Abbeyfield Coffee Morning at 6 The Avenue, Totland, 10am-noon. Raffle and cakes available, all welcome to come and look around. 
The Ramblers’ Walks, meet at Godshill car park, SZ 530817, 10 miles, 10.30am.
IW Health Walks, meet by the bench on Lake Common, 10.30am; meet at Brannon Way car park, Wootton, 2.15pm.
RNID drop in sessions at the Lord Louis Library in Orchard Street, 11am-12.30pm. Opportunities for those with National Health hearing aids to pop in for any maintenance issues or general advice, and further details are available by calling 01983 529533.
Tea at 3 in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice in Alverstone Village hall organised by Alverstone Women’s Institute, 3pm. Cost £4.50p. If you wish to join the optional walk this will set out at 2.30pm.
Pelican Racing, relaxed evening sail, no experience required, 6pm-8pm, £15 for youths aged 7-16 years, £20 adults, all clothing provided. Tel 01983 201581.
Spooky Ghost Walks at Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, 7.30pm. 
IW Observatory Open Evening at Watery Lane, Newchurch, 8pm. Free entry but a donation to the Vectis Astronomical Society is appreciated as the members are on hand to help use the equipment. 
Bolt From The Blue by Red Tie Theatre at Quay Arts, Newport, 8pm.
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.

4-5: Open Air Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing by International Theatre Set Up at Ventnor Botanic Garden, bring a folding chair and picnic, 7.30pm.

4-31: Simon Jones Sun Marine Coast art exhibition at Quay Arts, Newport, closed Sundays.

5: Marine Week, national event to draw attention to marine issues and sea life, there is a chance to explore the rocky shore of Bembridge Ledges and discover more about rockpools and the wildlife in them, 10am-noon. Everyone is welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a hat, drinking water, sun screen and a net if you have one. Old shoes, sandals or wellies will protect your feet, but they will get wet! Contact Leader Kathy Grogan on 01983 529199 for details. Meet 200 metres along the beach south of Bembridge Lifeboat Station.  
Wellow Art Group
at Yarmouth Town Hall, 10am-4pm.
IW Health Walk, meet at Downside Middle School, Newport, 10.30am.
Seaside Story Walk with Sue Bailey meet at Ventnor Sea front meeting outside the Spyglass Inn at 11am. To book a place tel 07837 601315.
The Wootton Bridge Centre of the British Red Cross Society whist drive in the Church Close Club, Wootton at 7.30pm

6: The Ramblers’ Walk, meet at Chilton Chine car park, SZ 409822, 15 miles, 9am.
Bembridge Friendship Circle coffee morning in the village hall, 9.30am-11.30am. Anyone is welcome to call in. The monthly lottery draw will be held with all proceeds going to the charity which runs the village minibus.
IW Health Walk, meet at St Blasius Church, Shanklin, 10am.
Niton Churches Together Christian Aid coffee morning in Niton Village Hall from 10am. There will be a raffle and tombola, cake, bric-a-brac, books and summer clothing for sale and entrance of 50p includes coffee and biscuit. Everyone is invited to join this fund raising event, the proceeds of which will go to the troubled areas of the world.
Terry Westmore Book Signing at The IW County Press Shop, Newport, Pyle Street, 10am-noon.
Friends of Shanklin Theatre coffee, cake n' chat morning from 10am-noon in Shanklin Theatre. If you would like to volunteer to help out in any capacity but need to know more you are most welcome to go along. Coffee and cake £1.
St Olave’s Tea, Coffee and Cake Event, raising funds for the East Africa Drought and Famine Relief Appeal at Chillerton Village Hall, 10am-4.30pm.
Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club Model Railway Show at Brading Town Hall, 10am-5pm. Admission £2, £1 children.
A cream team to raise funds for a local Food Bank  at 7 Ronstan Gardens, Freshwater, PO40 9DF. Visitors are welcome, 10am-5pm.
Bronze Age Activity Morning at The Museum of Island History, Newport Guildhall, 10.30am-1pm, including an archaeological cold case trying to find out about a Bronze Age man from his burial, making a badge inspired from jewellery of the day and there will also be the opportunity to handle artefacts from the period. Admission will be £1, further details are available by calling 823433 or 823366.
Space Discovery Day at The Island Planetarium, Fort Victoria, Yarmouth, 10.30am-2pm. Adults £5, children and students under 18, £3 and children under 12 with an adult go free. Two sessions lasting two hours.
The Sandown and Shanklin Lions club Trash and Treasure Fair at St John’s Church annexe, St John’s Crescent, 10.30am-3pm. There will be dancing by Dance Vibez, face painting, henna tattoos, children’s games and lunches. The fair is in aid of the Mombassa Orphanage Appeal.
Railwayman’s Lunch at Brading Station at £5 per head, noon-3pm.
Summer Fete at Porter Court, Flitcroft Gardens, Lake at 2pm. As well as live music there will be various stalls.
Local magician Scorpion family magic show, The Sting, at Ryde Methodist Church Hall, Garfield Road, doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. Pay on the door £5 for adults and £3 for under 15s.
Ventnor Harbour Lights of Love at Ventnor Harbour, open air memorial service at dusk.
Shanklin Illuminated Carnival leaving Popham Roat at 9.15pm.

6-7: Chale Horticultural Society Summer Show at Chale Recreation Ground, with live music, arts and crafts, refreshments, moto-stunts and more, from 11am. Adults £7, concessions £6, children under 16 free, dogs welcome on a lead, free parking.
Victorian Weekend at IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet.

6-12: IW Art Club Art exhibition at Ventnor Botanic Garden Saturday, noon to 4pm, Sunday to Thursday, 10am-4pm.

6-13: Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. The largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. With sailing races throughout the week as well as shoreside activities and entertainment, including a display from the Red Arrows on Saturday, 7.30pm-7.50pm and a fireworks display on Friday, 9.30pm-9.50pm.  www.aamcowesweek.co.uk
St Mary’s Art and Craft Group
at St Mary’s Church, Cowes, 10am-4pm.

6-14: IW Catamaran Open at Yaverland Sailing Club.

7: Yarmouth Primary School car boot sale on the school field. Sellers from 8am, buyers 9am. Single pitch £5, vans and double pitches £10. All proceeds towards new school playground equipment. Hot baps, homemade cakes, tea and coffee will be available. 
The Ramblers’ Walks, meet at Rookley Village Hall, SZ 506844, 4 miles, 9.45am.
Amazing Fossil Hunting Adventure meet at Compton Bay, raising funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, 10am.
Classic Vehicle Show at Calbourne Watermill, 10am-4.30pm, free entry with a classic car.
Aberdeen Asset Management’s Cowes Week Family Day at Northwood Park, with a bouncy castle, crazy inflatable golf, face painting, music, belly dancing, stalls, children’s games, races and competitions, 11am-3pm.
The Earl Mountbatten Hospice Horse and Dog Show at Northwood Showground.
Holy Cross Crafts at Holy Cross Church, Binstead, 2pm-4.30pm when the church is open for teas and light refreshments.
The Friends of All Saint’s Church, Newchurch traditional garden party in the walled gardens and arboretum of Wacklands, 3pm-6pm. After being greeted with a glass of Pimms you can enjoy an English afternoon tea whilst listening to soothing music. Tickets are £12.50 for non-members and £11 for members with children under 14 years at half price and are available from the Vicarage on 01983 865504 or from the Garlic Farm on 01983 867333.

7-13: Bembridge Art Society exhibition at Bembridge Village Hall, 9.30am-5pm.

8: Free 'Fossil Hunt’ organised by Ways Forward Extended Services at Fort Victoria Country Park, near Yarmouth, 10am-noon. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking is required. Phone 759779 to confirm a place.
IW Health Walks, meet at Northwood House small car park, 10.30am; meet at the foyer at West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater, beginners/improvers, 2pm.
Annual Cowes Week Seafarers Service at Holy Trinity Church, Queens Road, Cowes, 11am. Everybody welcome.
Chance to ring the church bells at Holy Trinity Church, Queens Road, Cowes, 2pm-4pm.
Annual Cowes Week Combined Clubs Regatta Service at Holy Trinity Church, Queens Road, Cowes, 6.15pm. Everybody welcome.

8-12: Cowes Methodist Church art exhibition, 10.30am- 2.30pm, in the Church in Birmingham Road, refreshments available, stalls, music hour each day at noon.

8-13: Jigsaw Puzzle Festival at St James Church, East Cowes, 10am-4pm, plus Wednesday and Thursday, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

8-15: Holy Trinity Church, Queens Road, Cowes, open for refreshments and light lunches, plus a booksale and bric-a-brac stall, 10am-4pm.

9: IW Health Walks, meet at Sandown Library, 10am; meet at Ryde Seafront outside Super Bowl, 10.30am; meet at Brighstone Library, 1.30pm.
Carisbrooke and West Wight Cat Rescue stall sale at Yarmouth Town Hall on Tuesday, 10am-3pm. Collectables, china, craft items, books, bric-a-brac on sale.
The Ramblers’ Walks, meet at Carisbrooke Priory car park, SZ 489875, 7 miles, 11am.
Organised 7-mile circular walk setting off from the Carisbrooke Priory car park in Whitcombe Road, 11am. This route will take in Watergate Farm and Carisbrooke water meadows en route, and a packed lunch will be needed.
Guided tour of Quarr Abbey. Meet in the Abbey Shop at 11am, there is no need to book - just turn up. There is no charge, but donations invited.
Magical Punch and Judy Show with Randini at Mottistone Manor, bring a blanket, 11.30am. 
Seaside Story Walk with Sue Bailey meet at the paddling pool on East Cowes Sea front at 1.30pm. To book a place telephone 07837 601315.
Whist drive at Ryde Methodist Church Hall, Garfield Road from 2.15pm to 4.30pm.
Summer Stories for 4-8 year olds at Freshwater Library, 2.30pm-3.45pm.
Divine Feminine Workshops at Ryde Chiropractic and Complementary Therapies, 81 George Street, Ryde from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and 7pm to 8pm, priced £5 per session. Workshops are being held to celebrate Lammas or Lughnasadh and the coming full moon.
An evening All About Bats at Ventnor Botanic Gardens with Graham Street from the Isle of Wight Bat Hospital. Meeting in car park at the Visitor Centre, wear warm clothing. There is no charge but donations for the Hospital would be most appreciated. Please note this event will not take place if wet, 7.30pm.
Inspector Drake and The Black Widow by Two’s Company at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.

9-11: English Heritage Time Travellers Go...Normans and Saxons at Carisbrooke Castle, 10am-5pm.

10: IW Health Walks, meet at Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater, advanced, 10am; meet at The Pavilion, Vectis Road, East Cowes, 10am.
NT Wildzone Brickmaking and Salt Pan Nature Trail, meet at the NT Newtown Old Town Hall car park, SZ 423906 at 10am, 1 km, Wildzone activities are for children aged 5-13 and need to be booked in advance on 01983 741020.
A 'Craft Magic Special’ children’s workshop at the Memorial Hall, Freshwater 10am-12.30pm. Activities include paper craft, painting, drawing and cupcake decoration with Leyland. For more information phone Linda on 01983 752956.
Local crafts and gifts fair at the Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone 10am-4pm.
Shanklin and Sandown Rowing club cakes, teas, coffees, snacks. There will be a display of historical Shanklin Esplanade photographs by kind permission of Shanklin and District History Society. All are welcome and admission is free, 10.30am-4pm.
Family Fun Day at Mottistone Manor, 11am-4pm.
Tea Dance with Chic Cole at Shanklin Conservative Club, 2pm-4pm. 
Chance to ring the church bells at Holy Trinity Church, Queens Road, Cowes, 2pm-4pm.
The Ramblers’ Walk, meet at Wroxall Down, SZ 566785, 3 miles, 2.30pm.
Great Expectations by Quantum Theatre at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, 2.30pm.
Twelfth Night by Quantum Theatre at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, 7pm.
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.
Blackgang’s Famous Fantasty Firework Parties at Blackgang Chine.

11: The Ramblers’ Walk, meet at Arreton Cross lay by, SZ 530865, 6 miles, 10am.
Shanklin Regatta Free Fun Day on Shanklin Esplanade and Beach, with sandcastle competition at 10.15am, stalls and magician, shore sports at 1.45pm, swimming races at 2pm, helicopter search and rescue display at 3pm, Shanklin Regatta Queen Bathing Beauty Competition during the afternoon, evening entertainment from 7pm finishing with Grand Fireworks Display.
IW Health Walks, meet by the bench on Lake Common, 10.30am; meet at Brannon Way car park, Wootton, 2.15pm.
Free Family Fun Day at IW Pearl, Military Road, Brighstone, 1pm-4pm.
Collectors Fair: Postcards, Books, Ephemera at The Parish Centre, Newport, 1pm-5pm.
The Sooty Show at Shanklin Theatre, 3pm.
Spooky Ghost Walks at Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, 7.30pm. 
IW Observatory Open Evening at Watery Lane, Newchurch, 8pm. Free entry but a donation to the Vectis Astronomical Society is appreciated as the members are on hand to help use the equipment.  
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.

11-13: Flower Festival: Apostles and Saints at St Mary’s Church, Brading, Thursday, 1pm-5pm, Friday and Saturday, 9.30am-5pm.

11-14: Twelfth Night  by Arreton Community Theatre in the gardens of Budbridge Manor, Merstone, Thursday to Saturday, 7pm, Sunday, 2.30pm, the gardens are open one hour prior to the performance.

11-16: Four at Quarr: Brian Gilbert, Ann Greenhill, Pam Sawyers and Murray Ince art exhibiton at Quarr Abbey Art Gallery.

12: IW Health Walk, meet at Downside Middle School, Newport, 10.30am.
Free storytime for four to eight year olds at Ventnor Library, 2.30pm-3.45pm.
East Cowes Events, free entertainment on East Cowes Esplanade, starting at 6pm.
Holy Trinity Church, Queens Road, Cowes open for fireworks night, from 6pm. Refreshments available.
Newport 1st (The Old Guard) Scout Group fundraising cash bingo evening at  St John’s Road Scout headquarters, 7.15pm and eyes down at 7.45pm.
Friends of Holy Cross, Binstead informal evening to view the church and learn some of its history with complimentary wine and light refreshments, from 7.30pm.
Wootton Bridge Centre British Red Cross Society whist drive in the Church Close Club, Wootton at 7.30pm.
Downland Folk Group meeting at the Castle Inn, Newport High Street, from 8.15pm. All are welcome.
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week fireworks display on Cowes seafront from 9.30pm.

12-19: Donkey trail and carrot quest events at Carisbrooke Castle, 10am-5pm.

13: Bembridge Art Society Annual Exhibition, in Bembridge Village Hall 9.30am-5pm. 
Table top sale by Churches Together in Wesley Hall, Brookside, 10am-12.30pm to raise funds for the Wesley Hall Development Fund. Charity stall, cakes, preserves and plants for sale.
Antiques and accessories sale at Yarmouth Town Hall, 10am-4pm. A donation will be made to Yarmouth RNLI.
Space Discovery Day at The Island Planetarium, Fort Victoria, Yarmouth, 10.30am-2pm. Adults £5, children and students under 18, £3 and children under 12 with an adult go free. Two sessions lasting two hours.
Coffee Morning at Ryde Methodist Church with stalls including cakes, coffee, biscuits and bric-a brac. All welcome.
Salvation Army Car Boot Sale in Quarr Abbey car park from 10.30am to 2pm. Sellers can set up at 10am. The cost is £5 per pitch. There is a café on site, so no food stalls will be allowed.
Bembridge Car Boot Sale at Steyne Park from 11am; traders can arrive from 10.30am.
Isle of Wight Community Club 12th Annual Horticultural Show at Park Road Cowes, 1pm. It is open to all club members and guests, admission is 20p (accompanied children free).
Newchurch annual show in Newchurch school hall, 2pm-4.30pm. With stalls, refreshments there will be a scarecrow competition, open to all and will be judged by members of the public. Admission is adults £2, senior citizens £1.50, children free. Contact the secretary, Judy Meek on 01983 863036 or visit the website www.newchurch.hs.btck.co.uk
Garden party at Sandown Methodist Church, from 2pm-5pm with children’s games, cream teas, various stalls, raffle and tombola. (In the church hall if it rains).
Freshwater Horticultural Society Summer Show at the Memorial Hall, 2pm. A cake and plant stall and raffle and refreshments will be provided.
Freshwater Horticultural Show at Memorial Hall, Freshwater, 2.30pm.
Newchurch Horticultural Show at Newchurch Primary School, 2.30pm.
Afternoon Tea at 65 Great Preston Road, Ryde Food includes cheese scones and home made cakes, 2.30pm-5pm. There will also be a bring and buy stall. Proceeds are to finance David Lewis’ voluntary placement in Malawi next year.
Rectory Cream Tea hosts an afternoon tea of strawberries, scones and cream at the Rectory, Church Road, Wootton from 3pm.
Sandown Mother’s Union cream tea at St John’s Church annexe, St John’s Crescent, Sandown, 3pm-5pm. Stalls include bric-a-brac, raffle, cakes and refreshments.
Yarmouth Carnival Four Mile Fun Run, which starts shortly after the 3pm Carnival opening ceremony. Starting from the Green, along the railway line toward Freshwater then back across Yarmouth Bridge. It will finish at the Carnival marquee on the Green. The run is free to enter, but competitors need to fill out an entry form in the Carnival programme to register from 2pm on the day.
Free concert by Island Edition, acapella quartet who sings close-harmomy music, at St Mary’s Church, Brading. More information from 01983 407723.

13-14: 1940’s Weekend
at Calbourne Water Mill, 10am-5pm.
The Healing Festival at Ventnor Botanic Garden.

13-20: Yarmouth Carnival and Regatta Week around Yarmouth Harbour. Field sports on Saturday, from 4pm; vintage car display all day on Sunday, decorated dinghies from 5pm on Sunday; fishing competition from 6pm on Wednesday and harbour sports from 4.30pm on Thursday. This year’s theme for decorating boats, floats and dinghies is: 'After the Weddings (Royal)’.

13-27: Amnesty International exhibition at The Minster Church Sts Thomas, Newport, 10am-12.30pm, closed Mondays. 

14: Discuss policing and community safety issues with local police officers at Perowne Way, Sandown, 9am-9.55am, Sandown High Street, 10am-10.55am and the Wheatsheaf Inn car park, Brading, 11am-11.55am. 
Sandown Regatta and Beach Fun Day on Sandown Esplanade, fun for all the family with canoe races at 10am, fancy dress, competition with registration at Eastern Gardens and shore sports 10.15am. Judging of fancy dress in the Trouville Hotel 11am, dance demo by Dance Vibz 1.30pm, children shore sports 2.15pm, aquatic events 2.30pm, sandcastle competition, beer and tray race 3pm, shore sports team events 4pm, round the pier swim 4.30pm, prize presentation and 100 club draw 8pm and firework display 9.30pm. At approximately 3pm there will be a helicopter rescue display and a visit by Condor shipping.
Table top sale held by the Motor Neurone Disease Association at Yarmouth Town Hall, 10am-1pm. Bric-a-brac, cakes, jigsaws.
Safer neighbourhoods’ regular beat surgery in the mobile police office in St Thomas’s Square, Newport, 11am-1pm. A local PC and a PCSO will be present to talk over any issues residents may have, and issues raised will be influential in determining future policing priorities in the Town.
St Helens Car Boot Sale on West Green, St Helens.
St Lawrence Walk with leader Adrian Searle, five miles in three to four hours. Meeting at Botanic Gardens car park at 1.30am and donations will be welcomed for the Lucie Blackman Trust. More details are available from 01983 615636.
Carisbrooke Cottage Garden Society Horticultural Show at Christ The King School, Newport, 1.30pm-5pm. With stalls and sideshows including the Vectis Corps of Drums, David Randini, falconry, Cowes Inshore Lifeboat and Scottish country dancing. Presentation of awards and an auction of some of the produce and the drawing of the raffle, will take place at 4.30pm. Refreshments will be available. Admission will be £2, with accompanied children being admitted free of charge. 
Tea in the garden of Autumn Leaves, Station Road, Ashey, 2.30pm-5pm in aid of St. Peter's Church, Havenstreet.
Independent Spirits Clairvoyants and Crystals afternoon with Mary at Freshwater Memorial Hall, 3pm. Free entry but suggested donations of £3.
Open Arms Drop-In Centre at Ryde Methodist Church, Garfield Road, 5pm-8pm.
Open air theatre by Ventnor Enhancement Fund at La Falaise car park on Sunday night. With songs by the Medina Choir and ghost stories by Mark Tuckley. Bring a chair and drink and enjoy the barbecue to celebrate the start of this year’s Ventnor Carnival Week.
Cannon and Ball at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.

14-29: Inspired By Wight art exhibition at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, 10am-5pm.

14-31: Paul Murray-Smith Paintings and Sculptures exhibition at Newtown Old Town Hall, Sundays to Thursdays, 2pm-5pm.

15: IW Health Walks, meet at Northwood House small car park, 10.30am; meet at the foyer at West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater, beginners/improvers, 2pm.
Historical 'Children at War’ event at The Needles Old Battery, talks at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Discover what it would have been like to be a child during the Second World War.
Andrew Turner MP surgery will be at St Helens Pavilion on the Green from 2pm to talk to anyone who has questions or concerns. No appointment is necessary.
Annual fund raising event for St James’ Church, 'Tea At The Towers’ at The Towers, High Street, Yarmouth, 2pm-4pm. With bric-a-brac, a chance to buy local produce and various children's activities.
Tea dance at the Riverside Centre, 2pm-5pm, and DJ Tony will be providing the music, admission is open to all age groups at £2.50 each, to include refreshments.
Summer Stories with games and craft activities for 4-8 year olds at Cowes Library, 2.30-3.45pm. Free event, under 5s must be accompanied by an adult. For further information call 01983 293341.
Play rangers open access outdoor play sessions at Pan recreation ground, 3pm-5.30pm. Free of charge, but under fives must be accompanied by an adult in the Newport area throughout the year, and these sessions. No need to book a place. Call Carly or Sophie on 01983 823818 for full details.
Andrew Turner MP surgery at the Bullring, Brading, 3.45pm-4.10pm.

15-19: Summer Cricket Coaching at Steyne Park, Bembridge from 10am-noon, the cost is £10.For more information and to book contact BYCC on 01983 874160.

16: Blood donor clinic at the Riverside Centre, 9.30am-3.30pm with a 60 minute break at 12.30pm. Appointments are not necessary, but can be made if required by calling 0300 1232323.  
The Ramblers’ Walk, meet at Mottistone Manor car park, SZ 404837, 5 miles, 10am.
RNID action on hearing loss drop in clinic in Newport Methodist Church, Quay Street, 10am-noon. Opportunity for those with National Health hearing aids to pop in for any maintenance issues or general advice.
IW Health Walks, meet at Shanklin Railway Station, 10.15am; meet at Ryde Seafront outside Super Bowl, 10.30am.
Guided tour of Quarr Abbey, meet in the Abbey Shop at 11am, no booking required. It's free but donations are appreciated.
Magical Punch and Judy Show with Randini at Mottistone Manor, bring a blanket, 11.30am. 
Children at War at The Needles Old Battery, Alum Bay, talks for children at 12.30pm. 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Bonchurch Summer Fete in Bonchurch Hall, 2pm-4pm. Entry £1 includes tea/coffee and biscuits.With traid craft items, home made cakes and childrens games including a tombola and a grand raffle.
Free storytime for five to seven year olds at Ventnor Library 2.30pm-3pm.
Summer storytime in Sandown Library, 2.30pm-3.45pm stories for four to eight year olds. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Fossil Hunt at Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth, 5pm-7pm. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Phone 01983 759779 to book your place.
Brighstone Royal British Legion Branch bi-monthly whist drive 7pm for 7.30pm in the Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone.£2 admission: includes a free raffle ticket, non-members welcome.
Bembridge Tuesday Night Knitting Group meets at the Pilot Boat Inn, Embankment Road, from 7.30 pm. All abilities are welcome and advice is available. Go along on the night or phone Willemina on 01983 872334.
Ryde Recorded Music Society meeting in St Mary’s Hall, Ryde, 7.30pm when Ken Webb will present Influences.
American Square Dancing in All Saints’ Church Hall, from 7.45pm-9.45pm at Queen’s Road, Ryde. Beginners, welcome.
Inspector Drake and The Black Widow by Two’s Company at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.

16-18: English Heritage Inventions and time traveller event at carisbrooke Castle, 10am-5pm. Learn about the history of science and music and even take part in the lunar assault course. Call 01983 522107 for further details.

17: Andrew Turner MP surgery at Shanklin Co-Op, 9.45am-10.15am and Boots, Shanklin from 10.25am to 10.40am.
IW Health Walks, meet at Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater, advanced, 10am; meet at The Pavilion, Vectis Road, East Cowes, 10am.
Local crafts and gifts fair at the Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone 10am-4pm.
Local art and crafts on sale on the lawns of Freshwater Library, 10am-4pm. Refreshments will be available from the Women’s Institute for Freshwater Lifeboat funds. With rhyme time for babies and toddlers, 10.30am-11.00am; story time for five to nine-year-olds, 11am, circus mask-making session for children of all ages 11.30am-12.30pm. 
Punch and Judy and Magic Show by Mr Randini at the Appley Café, Ryde, 11am.
Informal Guided Tour at Dimbola Lodge Museum, Freshwater, no booking required, adults £4, children under 16 free.
Free guided tours of one of the early Victorian Catholic Churches in the South, St. Mary's Church in Ryde High Street. Meet at the back of the church at 11am. The tour includes the church crypt and private chapel.
Tea Dance with Chic Cole at Shanklin Conservative Club, 2pm-4pm. 
Gunville Community Association Nelly’s tea and cakes afternoon in Gunville Methodist Church hall, 2pm-4pm. These are great opportunities to meet new friends, and a respective from the Newport South Safer Neighbourhoods Team willbe present to discuss any policing or community concerns residents may have. Further details are available by calling 01983 529697.
Cream Tea at St Blasius Church, in the Church grounds from 2.30pm. £4 per person. All proceeds to go to Church funds.
Alverstone Poetry group meeting in the village hall, 2.30pm-4.30pm. The subject for August is Joy and Laughter with promise of a comical verse. Visitors, welcome. Full details, contact John Smith on 01983 865451 or 01983 403112.
Andrew Turner MP surgery outside the Pan shops, 2.45pm-3.15pm.
The Friends of Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge invite you to a Cream Tea, 3pm-4.30pm in The Cloisters, Bembridge. Everyone is welcome, cream teas are available for £3 each and there will be a raffle and various fundraising stalls
Ventnor Main Carnival leaving Albert Street at 7pm.
West Wight Road Runners meeting on Wednesday at Gurnard Green for 7.15pm to run along the beach and across cliffs towards Thorness Bay. New members welcome. Contact Eric Critcheson on 01983 551688, or via the web site at www.wwrr.blogspot.com.
NT Wildzone Mottistone Bat Zap, meet at Mottistone Manor car park, SZ 403838 at 7.30pm, bring a torch, Wildzone activities are for children aged 5-13 and need to be booked in advance on 01983 741020.
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.
Blackgang’s Famous Fantasty Firework Parties at Blackgang Chine.

17-20: Ventnor Fringe Festival 2011 at various venues around Ventnor.

18: The Ramblers’ Walk, meet at Shalfleet NT car park, SZ 414894, 8 miles, 10am.
Bembridge Wheelers Cycling Group meets at Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge at 10.30am for cycle rides, on and off road with a coffee stop. Everyone is welcome and more details are available from Margaret Hopkinson-Woolley on 01983 872953.
Local artists exhibition in the marquee on The Green, Yarmouth, part of Yarmouth Carnival.
IW Health Walks, meet by the bench on Lake Common, 10.30am; meet at Brannon Way car park, Wootton, 2.15pm.
Charles I talk, 'from Carisbrooke to Chopping Block' by Kevin Shaw at The George Hotel, Yarmouth, 11am, as part of Yarmouth Carnival week.
Garden party at 15 James Avenue, Lake, 11am-4pm. Proceeds will help sponsor two local children who have been highly recommended by top London dance schools.
Gunville Methodist Church over 50’s meet-and-eat club, from 12.15pm. If you wish to partake of the two course lunch for £3.50, please book in with Debbie on 01983 522429. All are welcome.
Free Family Fun Day at IW Pearl, Military Road, Brighstone, 1pm-4pm.
St Helens Horticultural Show at St Helens School Hall, 2.30pm.  
Rainbow Club for the deaf and blind meets at the Riverside Centre, 3.30pm. New members who suffer from sight and hearing impairment are most welcome. Call Jackie Moore on 01983 520797 for full details.
Knit and Natter, knitting group meeting at Lord Louis Library in Orchard Street, 5.45pm-7pm. Admission will be free of charge with tea and coffee available. All are encouraged to bring their latest project along with them and further details are available from Glenda Viney on 01983 527655.
Pelican Racing, relaxed evening sail, no experience required, 6pm-8pm, £15 for youths aged 7-16 years, £20 adults, all clothing provided. Tel 01983 201581.
Cowes Main Carnival leaving Ward Street at 7pm.
Spooky Ghost Walks at Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, 7.30pm.
IW Observatory Open Evening at Watery Lane, Newchurch, 8pm. Free entry but a donation to the Vectis Astronomical Society is appreciated as the members are on hand to help use the equipment. 
Bolt From The Blue by Red Tie Theatre at Quay Arts, Newport, 8pm.
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.

19: IW Health Walk, meet at Downside Middle School, Newport, 10.30am.
Open Mic Comedy at Quay Arts, Newport, 8pm.
Ryde Children's Carnival leaving Dover Street at 2.45pm.

Ventnor Fringe Festival Patchwork Picnic from noon to 5pm in Ventnor Park with music in the bandstand and face painting for the children. Everyone is welcome, so why not take along a picnic and rug.
The Wootton Bridge Centre of the British Red Cross Society whist drive in the Church Close Club, Wootton at 7.30pm.

19-21: V-Dub VW Show at The County Ground, Northwood, with live music, drive-out, auto jumble, Show and Shine competition, themed walks and Pirate Fancy Dress night.

19-20: Ventnor Arts Trail in conjunction with the Ventnor Fringe Festival. An information map will be displayed outside the Shed Through the Archway, beside the Chinese restaurant in Church Street. Those participating in the Trail include Charlotte Walby, Elcombe, Leeson Road, Bonchurch showing beautiful bonsais in her garden, Ventnor Library exhibiting an eclectic mix of artwork by library staff including painting, photography, textiles, masks, comic art, lace pictures and pyrography. Sophie Honeybourne , at 3 Church Street will display her exquisite jewellery, whilst Tania Dixcey presents original paintings on the adjacent Archway walls. Through the Archway will be found Joy Jolliffe’s hand pulled, silk screened textiles and retro items with Bridget Boudewijn displaying hand made felt and a range of photographic gift cards. You can then proceed to 45 Zigzag Road where Jane Flux will exhibit her paintings in oils and media and you will also have the opportunity to view David Badman’s stunning metal sculptures. St Lawrence is the next venue where Joyce Middleton will have needlework, crafts and plants on show at Sunnycroft, Spindlers Road. The Trail concludes at Wroxall where paintings of landscapes, animals and children by Brenda Jackson will be displayed at Spinnakers, Park View Close. Brenda has requested you please telephone 854413 to find out viewing times. Most of the work will be open to the public between 10am and 4pm, with the library closing for lunch from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. An art exhibition will also be held at Ventnor Park on Saturday.

19-24: Pat's People, the Ryde based art group,mixed media exhibition at Quarr Abbey, 10.30am and 4.30pm. Admission is free.

19-28: Brook summer heritage exhibition in the Seely Hall, Brook. The exhibition is open daily from 10.30am – 5.30pm. Historical photographs and artefacts of village life, work and Brook lifeboat, with new material on 1950’s and 60’s seaside holidays and village weddings from 1840’s onwards. There will be guided heritage walks – for dates and times phone 240986. Tea, coffee and home-made cakes will be available.

20: The Ramblers’ Walk, meet at Godshill car park, SZ 530817, 15 miles, 9am.
Bembridge Heritage Society, annual coffee morning in the village hall, 10am-noon. Free admission with refreshments, a stall and raffle.
Space Discovery Day at The Island Planetarium, Fort Victoria, Yarmouth, 10.30am-2pm. Adults £5, children and students under 18, £3 and children under 12 with an adult go free. Two sessions lasting two hours.
Northwood Horticultural Show at The WI Hall, Northwood, 2.30pm. 
Yarmouth Carnival leaving The Green at 5pm.
Ryde Main Carnival leaving The Esplanade at 6.30pm.
Dance on the Duver in aid of RNLI Bembridge Lifeboat Station and the Earl Mountbatten Hospice with live music from 11-piece band UnderCover. At Woodnutts Yard, The Duver, St Helens, 7pm-11pm. Tickets £5 for adults, £3 for under 16s. For more information visit www.danceontheduver.co.uk
LDN Wrestling at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.
Henry Olonga: Cricketer, Singer, Artist, Speaker at The Castlehold Baptist Church, Newport, 7.30pm.
Ventnor Illuminated Carnival leaving Albert Street at 9pm.
Car boot sale in aid of St Swithin’s Church, Thorley, in the grounds of Yarmouth Primary School. Sellers are welcome at 8am and buyers 9am with cars and vans £5. No refreshment stalls. Entry for adults is 30p.
REVA Summer Fair in the Methodist Church Hall, Garfield Road , Ryde from 10am, There will be bric-a-brac, books, toys, a raffle, cakes and coffee. All proceeds to Romania.
Information about the provision of practical gardening services will be available during a needs and seeds meeting taking place at the bottom of Highfield Road, Pan, Newport, from 10am. Call Emma Woodfield on 562558 for full details.
Bembridge Heritage Society annual coffee morning in the village, from 10am to noon. There will be refreshments, stalls and a raffle. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
Book Signing by Marilyn Early at The County Press Shop, Newport, 10am-noon.
Freinds of Carisbrooke Castled Museum tea and coffee morning which will take place at the Carisbrooke Church Hall in the High Street from 10am to noon. There will be no admission charge and stalls will include plants, cakes, white elephant and a tombola.
West Wight Landscape Partnership seaside plant walk along Brook coastline  from 10am–noon. Meeting place will be confirmed when booking 759779.
Apollo Theatre open days in Pyle Street between 10am and noon when volunteers will be on hand to offer tours of the theatre and to give some insight into the practicalities of running a theatre. Coffee will be available in the bar area, and all are welcome.
Newport Minster coffee morning from 10am to 12.30pm. This is a fundraising venture to support the renewal campaign, and all are welcome.
Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat Open Day from 11am to 5pm at the lifeboat station at Lane End. The souvenir shop and offshore boathouse will be open to visitors and there will be an opportunity for people to go aboard the lifeboat for a guided tour. As well as entertainment, stalls and sideshows, it is hoped there will be a demonstration of the lifeboat together with the Search and Rescue helicopter at around 3 to 3.30pm.
Gurnard Regatta from 12.30pm to 4.30pm on the Village Green and afloat. On the Green, face painting, creatures and craft stall and costume stall. Raft building with a race to follow. In the afternoon, swimming races, kayak, cork scramble and Rescue the Princess.
Book sale at Watchbell House in Lugley Street from 2pm to 4pm. The funds raised will go towards the IW Natural Therapies Trust, which provides holistic treatments to those who suffer from chronic and debilitating illnesses here on the Island.
Sandown Rotary club garden party at the Masonic Centre, Melville Street from 2pm to 5pm. Sandown Youth Theatre will be performing a variety of songs and dance. Tickets are £3 available on the door or from the Sandown Medical Centre, South Wight Youth Theatre or Sandown Rotary on 405471. Proceeds for the Medical Centre Scanner Appeal and the South Wight Youth Theatre.
Meet and talk to local characters of the time: Ben Jacobs, Lifeboat coxswain and General Jack Seely, soldier, politician and lifeboat man; dress up in Victorian costume; try your hand at lobster pot weaving and daily Victorian chores including wash day. It’s all happening in the Seely Hall, Brook from 2pm-5pm.
Charity Barbecue by Sandown Rotary club at the Masonic Hall, Mellville Street from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. There will be a bar and live music and Shadows Tribute Band. Tickets are £6 on the door or telephone 405471. Proceeds for the Scanner Appeal at the medical centre and the South Wight Youth Theatre.

20-21: The Garlic Festival, with speciality garlic food, stalls and entertainment from Matchbox, Hello and The Vander Brothers at The Fighting Cocks Cross Road, Hale Common, near Arreton, 10am-6pm.

20-31: Island Games: An Extraordinary Island! art exhibition at Quay Arts, Newport, closed Sundays.

21: Ryde Harriers IW Half Marathon Road Race at Sandown and Shanklin (Hurricanes) Rugby Club,  starting at 11am.
The Island Highland Gathering at Robin Hill Adventure Park 10.30am-6pm. Raising funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. With The City of Bristol Pipes and Drums, The Emerald Metropolitan Police Pipe Band, The Rose and Thistle Pipe Band, The Wight Hot Pipes and The Robertson Academy of Pipes and Drums, plus traditional dancing, refreshments, stalls and Highland sports.
Lashings World XI Cricket Match, Newclose County Cricket Ground, Newport.
The Island Highland Gathering at Robin Hill Adventure Park, raising funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
Paul Zerdin Spongefest 2011 at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.
National Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Crab Cottage, Mill Road, Shalfleet will be open from 11am to 5pm under the auspices of the for charity. Admission £3, accompanied children free. On arrival at Crab Cottage, just through the National Trust gates, a short step from the Mill Road Car Park do not be deterred from visiting the garden by the renovation work currently in progress on the house. The gardens will be open, as beautiful to see as in previous years. Nearest bus service, No 7 to Shalfleet Church/New Inn stops.
Fly-in and barbecue on Sunday at the Propeller Inn, Bembridge Airport In conjunction with Vectis Gliding Club and the Britten–Norman Aircraft Preservation Society. Everyone is welcome to go along for a day of aeronautical chat with barbecue food on sale outside the Inn from 1pm to 4pm. Visiting pilots should ring 07770 228852 and airfield procedures must be viewed at: www.vectisglidingclub.co.uk/html/airfield_info.html. Landing Fees shown on the web site have been reduced to £8 on this day only for any aircraft type. Please note fuel is not available.
Vectis Boating and Fishing Club Junior League Open Fishing Competition (U16s). Meet at the Vectis Clubhouse, opposite Ryde Harbour slipway one hour before the start of fishing on Ryde Pier, from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. There are prizes for all entrants and a top prize for the overall winner. There is an entry fee of £1 per day. Some tackle can be provided. Supervision is required for the under 12’s. For more details telephone Colin on 811220 (office) or 07967 330871.
Holy Cross Church, Binstead is open for refreshments from 2.30pm to 5pm.
"Songs of Praise by the Sea" at 3.30pm. On the Green by the Lifeboat Station bottom of Lane End Road, Bembridge. Community Hymn Singing, "Eternal Flame" Band Sketchboard Skills! "A personal Story" "A word for today" Seating provided. Come and join us for an hour of Singing and fun and enjoy the Band. Enquiries, 873507 or 874324.
A chance to learn about the early history in Brook, Chessell and Mottistone you can join a living history re-enactment of village life in Saxon Chessell; watch a Viking battle; learn hurdle making and talk to a Neolithic inhabitant of the area.Entrance to these events is FREE and car parking is FREE.

21 and 22: Brook Village History Guided Heritage Walks 2011: Cliffs, fields and settlements, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at Brook Bay car park (NT). Please wear good walking shoes. Dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available at the Seely Hall, Brook, at the end of each walk. Booking essential, call 01983 240986.

21-25: Seaview Regatta around Seaview Esplanade.

22-26: Church and youth workers annual Summer Club, Pyramid Rock which is Egyptian-themed at The George St Centre, Ryde, 10am-12:30pm. Admission is free and children from five to twelve are welcome.

22: IW Health Walks, meet at Northwood House small car park, 10.30am; meet at the foyer at West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater, beginners/improvers, 2pm.
Brook Village History Guided Heritage Walks 2011: Brook people and places, 2pm-4pm. Meet at Brook Bay car park (NT). Please wear good walking shoes. Dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available at the Seely Hall, Brook, at the end of each walk. Booking essential, call 01983 240986.

23: IW Health Walks, meet at Sandown Library, 10am; meet at Ryde Seafront outside Super Bowl, 10.30am; meet at Brighstone Library, 1.30pm.
Free Entry Open Day at the Classic Boat Museum, Newport Harbour, 10.30am-3.30pm.
Magical Punch and Judy Show with Randini at Mottistone Manor, bring a blanket, 11.30am. 
Seaview Regatta Tug of War at Seaview Football Ground, from 6pm.
Inspector Drake and The Black Widow by Two’s Company at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.
Carisbrooke and West Wight Cat Rescue stall sale at Yarmouth Town Hall on Tuesday between 10am and 3pm. Collectables, china, craft items, books, bric-a-brac on sale.
Guided tour of Quarr Abbey. Meet in the Abbey Shop at 11am, there is no need to book - just turn up. There is no charge, but donations invited.
Tea Dance at Ventnor Towers Hotel, 2pm to 4pm.
Wight Sole Walk, meet at Carisbrooke Priory car park, GR 489875, 4 miles. , 6pm.

23-24: NT Wildzone Mottistone Moth Night, meet at Mottistone Manor car park, SZ 403838 at 7.30pm, return the next morning at 8.30am to see what has been caught overnight. Wildzone activities are for children aged 5-13 and need to be booked in advance on 01983 741020.

23-25: English Heritage Time Travellers Go...Archaeology at Carisbrooke Castle, 10am-5pm.

24: IW Health Walks, meet at Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater, advanced, 10am; meet at The Pavilion, Vectis Road, East Cowes, 10am.
Local crafts and gifts fair at the Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone 10am-4pm.
Brook Village History Guided Heritage Walks 2011: Brook people and places, 10.30m-12.30pm. Meet at Brook Bay car park (NT). Wear good walking shoes. Dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available at the Seely Hall, Brook, at the end of each walk. Booking essential, call 01983 240986.
Become a Junior Falconer at Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, 11am-4pm.
Blood donor clinic at the Riverside Centre, 1pm-7pm with a 60 minute break at 3.30pm, appointments for the session are not necessary, but can be made if required by calling 0300 1232323.
Children at War at The Needles Old Battery, Alum Bay, talks for children at 12.30pm. 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Seaview Regatta Children’s Sports, Greasy Pole and Swimming and Diving Competitions at Seagrove Bay, Seaview.
Tea Dance with Chic Cole at Shanklin Conservative Club, 2pm-4pm.  
Brook Village History Guided Heritage Walks 2011: Lifeboats, smuggling and fossils, 2pm-4pm. Meet at Brook Bay car park (NT). Wear good walking shoes. Dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available at the Seely Hall, Brook, at the end of each walk. Booking essential, call 01983 240986.
Gunville Community Association Nelly’s tea and cakes afternoon in Gunville Methodist Church hall, 2pm-4pm. These are great opportunities to meet new friends, and a respective from the Newport South Safer Neighbourhoods Team willbe present to discuss any policing or community concerns residents may have. Further details are available by calling 01983 529697.
Bolt From The Blue by Red Tie Theatre at Quay Arts, Newport, 8pm.
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.
Blackgang’s Famous Fantasty Firework Parties at Blackgang Chine.

24-29: The British Powerboat Festival, Cowes. The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Race takes place on Saturday.

25: The Ramblers’ Walk, meet at Wroxall car park, SZ 551 798, 5 miles, 10am.
IW Health Walks, meet by the bench on Lake Common, 10.30am; meet at Brannon Way car park, Wootton, 2.15pm.
Demonstrations and an exhibition of the making of hand crafted items at the Old Stag pub, Cowes Road, Parkhurst, 11am-4pm. Admission free, all are welcome to pop in.
Open garden at West Meades, West Green, St Helens, 11am to 5pm. Admission £3 for adults and free for children. Art Deco style housed surrounded by perennials, clematis and climbing roses and an enclosed vegetable garden. The garden is suitable for wheelchairs although there are some gravel paths.
Free Family Fun Day at IW Pearl, Military Road, Brighstone, 1pm-4pm.
The Sooty Show at Shanklin Theatre, 3pm.
Seaview Regatta Rowing Races followed by evening fireworks at Seaview Esplanade.
Pelican Racing, relaxed evening sail, no experience required, 6pm-8pm, £15 for youths aged 7-16 years, £20 adults, all clothing provided. Tel 01983 201581.
Spooky Ghost Walks at Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, 7.30pm.
Sara Lang talk to the Freshwater Horticultural Society on 'Beatrix Potter and the Lake District' on at Freshwatwer Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Non-members welcome for a £2 entry fee.
IW Observatory Open Evening at Watery Lane, Newchurch, 8pm. Free entry but a donation to the Vectis Astronomical Society is appreciated as the members are on hand to help use the equipment. 
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.

25-27: No Sex Please We’re British by The  Kaleidoscope Theatre Company at Totland Church Hall. Tickets £5 for adults and £4 concessions. They are available from Totland Pharmacy, The Cabin (Freshwater) and Freshwater Bay Post Office.

25-30: Charlotte Hodge Thomas art exhibition at Quarr Abbey Art Gallery, 10.30am-4.30pm.

26: IW Health Walk, meet at Downside Middle School, Newport, 10.30am.
Brook Village History Guided Heritage Walks 2011: Cliffs, fields and settlements, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at Brook Bay car park (NT). Wear good walking shoes. Dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available at the Seely Hall, Brook, at the end of each walk. Booking essential, call 01983 240986.
Summer Fayre: A Taste of the Isle of Wight at Newport Football Club, 10.30pm-4.30pm.
NT Tennyson Down Bug Hunt, meet at Highdown Pit car park, SZ 324855 at 2pm, Wildzone activities are for children aged 5-13 and need to be booked in advance on 01983 741020.
Pan Carnival leaving the top of Pan at 6pm.
Pimms Party by The Friends of all Saints Church, Freshwater, with light refreshments, 6pm-8pm. The event, which costs £7.50, will launch the Exhibition of Sampler Quilts with Flowers, to be held at the church on the following three days, between 10am and 4pm. Proceeds will be divided between the Barely Born charity, which benefits the neo-natal unit at St Mary’s Hospital, and the upkeep of All Saints’ Church. For details contact Suzanne on 01983 753786 or Julia on 01983 752414.

26-27: Tiptoe Through The Tombstones by The Pepperpot Players at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.

26-29: The 37th Island Steam Show at IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet, with falconry, sheepdogs, fairground rides, vintage vehicles, steam train rides, stalls and Red Indian encampment.
IW Scooter Rally.

26-30: Flower Festival at St Peter’s Church, Shorwell.

27: The Ramblers’ Walk, meet at Footways car park, Wootton Bridge, SZ 539923, 15 miles, 9am.
Churches Together in West Wight table top sale and market at Totland Parish Hall from 9.30am to 11.30am. All profit goes towards the Churches Together Youth Worker Project. There are various stalls, including home made cakes etc, Traidcraft, bric-a-brac, books and clothing. Free drinks and biscuits.
Coffee morning in Carisbrooke church hall, 10am-11.30am, all are welcome.
Havenstreet's Monthly Market in the Community Centre from 10am to 1pm. There will be many stalls, including Coppid Hall Farm, Phillips Fine Foods and Woodmill Wood Turning, selling locally made goods, fresh produce and crafts.
Arts and Crafts on the Turf Walk, Totland, exhibition of work by Island artists, 10am-4pm.
Record and CD fair at Newport Parish Church Centre, 10am-4pm. Thousands to choose from or swap.
Seaview and St Helens Mothers' Union coffee morning in aid of the Mothers' Union Wheels Appeal in St Peter's Hall, Seaview, 10.30am-noon. Everyone is welcome.
Coffee Morning with table top sale at St Michael's Church, Swanmore, 10.30am-noon. If fine the tower will be open.
Coffee Morning at Wellow Literary Institute, 10.30am-noon. There will be bring and buy, gifts, books and fair trade goods on sale as well as a competition. Proceeds for the Wellow Institute funds for activities and buildings upkeep.
Wootton Bridge Fun Village Dog Show in The Barn, behind St Mark’s Church in Station Road from 1pm. Light-hearted classes, for instance the best 'talker’, waggiest tail, best party trick and scruffiest dog, as well as best obedience and classes for the best puppy (under ten months), and best oldie (over ten years). Entry forms are available from Helen Williams on 01983 882037, St Mark’s Church or Wootton Post Office and Village Shop. Proceeds are in aid of church funds
28th annual Calbourne Show in Calbourne Recreation Centre, 1.30pm.
Memorial Hall 50th Anniversary Junior Queen (ages 11-15 years) and Two Attendants (aged 5-10 years) Competition at The Memorial Hall, Freshwater, 2pm.
Bembridge Horticultural Show at The Village Hall, Bembridge, 2.30pm.
Cowes Illuminated Carnival leaving Ward Avenue at 8.45pm.

27-28: Exhibition by Porchfield artist Paul Hewison, at Newtown village church, 10am-5pm. Free admission, with refreshments available and donations welcomed for Newtown church funds.

27-29: English Heritage Time Travellers Go...Gruesome at Carisbrooke Castle, 10am-5pm.

28: The Ramblers’ Walk, meet at Brading Station car park, SZ 609868, 10 miles, 10am.
Freshwater Independent Lifeboats final open day of the year, 10am-4pm. With stalls of books, bric-a-brac, cards and jewellery. Artist Boris Moscoff will also be making a mosaic for the lifeboat station.
Wight Sole Walk, meet at Carisbrooke Priory car park, GR 489875, 10 miles, 10.30am.
IW Morris Marina Owners Club Rally at Robin Hill Country Park, 10.30am-4pm.
The Annual Cowes Pram Race, from The Painters Arms, Cowes, noon.
Annual Fete at Shanklin Cricket Club, noon-4pm, with Shanklin Town Brass Band, dog agility and show plus many stalls and attractions.
National Garden Scheme Open Gardens at Northcourt Manor, 12.30pm–5pm. Fifteen acres surrounding a large seventeenth century Manor House (not open) including walled kitchen garden, chalk stream, terraces, magnolias and camellias. Homemade tea will be available. Adults £4.50 and children free.
Brook Village History Guided Heritage Walks 2011: Lifeboats, smuggling and fossils, 2pm-4pm. Meet at Brook Bay car park (NT). Wear good walking shoes. Dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available at the Seely Hall, Brook, at the end of each walk. Booking essential, call 01983 240986.
Holy Cross Church, Binstead is open for refreshments from 2.30pm to 5pm.
Betjeman’s Birthday Party at St Alban the Martyr Churcn, Upper Ventnor, choral evensong, commemorative tea and talk on the poet's life and work, 4pm. 
Richard Digance at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.
Val's Charity Quiz Night at The High Park Tavern, Elmfield, Ryde, 8pm.

28-29: 'In the Frame' art exhibition and sale of work by local artists in Bembridge Village Hall, 10am-6pm . Admission is free and refreshments and snacks will be provided.

29: Chale car boot sale, all monies raised will be for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. So have a clear out and make some cash while supporting a worthwhile cause. Set up 9.15am, open at 10am. Any questions contact Wendy on 01983 730660. 
'In the Frame’ art exhibition and sale of work in Bembridge Village Hall, 10am-6pm. Admission is free and tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be served throughout the day.
IW Health Walks, meet at Parkhurst Forest car park, Newport, 10.30am; meet at Northwood House small car park, 10.30am; meet at the foyer at West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater, beginners/improvers, 2pm.
Family Fun Day in Loving Memory of Jack Wakefield at Rookley Country Park, raising funds for CLIC Sargent for Children with Cancer, noon-4pm.
The Isle of Wight Community Club’s forth annual Open Day at its grounds in Park Road Cowes. Open to all, event opens at 1pm with free admission and parking. There will aslo be a Randini Magic Show at 2.30pm followed by a Punch and Judy show show at 3.30pm. Other activities include bouncy castle and slide, tabletop sales, home made cakes, raffles, tug-of-war, and a Ballroom and Sequence dance demonstration. There will also be an opportunity for you to try out some of the clubs sporting activities.
Summer Fete at the Cheshire Home, Appley Cliff, Popham Road, 2pm-4pm. This is to raise funds for the service users at the Shanklin Home that is next to Rylstone Gardens. There will be an opportunity to meet the team at Leonard Cheshire disability or discuss with them about volunteering. For more information contact 01983 862193.
Shalfleet Church Fete in Vicarage Field and newly renovated Shalfleet Hall, 2pm-4pm. With stalls selling fresh produce, cakes, second-hand clothing, books, toys, ironmongery, bric-a-brac and curios. Try out skittles skills among the sideshows, expend surplus energy on crockery-smashing, and more. Children’s bouncy castle, and grand raffle, refreshments, ice creams and Shalfleet’s answer to the Rev C W Audrey, Rev Bev’s clockwork model railway track. Entrance to the fete costs 50p for adults, accompanied children free.
Play rangers open access outdoor play sessions at Pan recreation ground, 3pm-5.30pm. Free of charge, but under fives must be accompanied by an adult in the Newport area throughout the year, and these sessions. No need to book a place. Call Carly or Sophie on 01983 823818 for full details.
St Helens Carnival leaving The Green at 6.30pm.
Scott May’s Daredevil Stunt Show at Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde, gates, 6pm, show 7pm.

30: IW Health Walks, meet at Shanklin Railway Station, 10.15am; meet at Ryde Seafront outside Super Bowl, 10.30am; meet at the United Reform Church at the junction of Upton Road and Corbett Road, 10.30am.
Coffee Morning and Raffle for the blind and partially sighted in the Cloisters, Bembridge from 10am to 11.30am . Everyone is welcome and admission is free, telephone 01983 873905 for details.
Carisbrooke and West Wight Cat Rescue stall sale at Yarmouth Town Hall, 10am-3pm. Collectables, china, craft items, books, bric-a-brac on sale.
Magical Punch and Judy Show with Randini at Mottistone Manor, bring a blanket, 11.30am. 
Make a kaleidoscope at Freshwater Parish Hall, Victoria Road, 10am-noon or 2pm-4pm. Suitable for children aged eight and over. Bookings on 01983 759779.
Tea Dance at Ventnor Towers Hotel, 2pm to 4pm.
Inspector Drake and The Black Widow by Two’s Company at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.

30-31: Ben Travers farce 'Rookery Nook' by Solent Youth Theatre at Bembridge Village Hall. Performances are on Tuesday at 7pm and Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7pm. Tickets are £5 each, but children under 14 are free when accompanied by an adult. Pay on the door or book in advance by calling Diana on 01983 402486.

31: IW Health Walks, meet at Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater, advanced, 10am; meet at The Pavilion, Vectis Road, East Cowes, 10am; Become a Junior Falconer at Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, 11am-4pm.
Local crafts and gifts fair at the Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone 10am-4pm.
Tea Dance with Chic Cole at Shanklin Conservative Club, 2pm-4pm. 
Gunville Community Association Nelly’s tea and cakes afternoon in Gunville Methodist Church hall, 2pm-4pm. These are great opportunities to meet new friends, and a respective from the Newport South Safer Neighbourhoods Team willbe present to discuss any policing or community concerns residents may have. Further details are available by calling 01983 529697.
Rock pooling session at Freshwater Bay, 5pm-7pm. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and suitable footwear is essential. Bookings on 01983 759779.
All Wight Music Extravaganza, raising funds for Care for Destitute Children in India and IW Diabetes Voluntary Group at Medina Theatre, Newport.
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.
Blackgang’s Famous Fantasty Firework Parties at Blackgang Chine.
Sandown Illuminated Carnival leaving Culver Parade at 9pm.

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