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200 classes to choose from - some open to non-residents. Entry Forms in the Lucky Programme on sale for £1. Last date for entry is Thu 8 Sep. All proceeds to help the Community Centre. £1/50p concs. Ffi: 01934 843776.


Sun 15 Sep. Wedmore. Meet at The Swan for a ride to Fenney Castle. Axbridge Cycling Group. 10.30am A slow/medium paced ride at 10mph. Informal group. Guest welcome. Ffi: cheddarcycling.weebly.com/index.html


Sun 15 Sep. Yatton. Fun Day at the Rugby Club. Free entry. 11.30am U17s rugby match starts the day, with a tug’o’war, inflatable bungee, stalls, raffle, bar, fun and games .


Mon 16 Sep. Clevedon. Talk at the Community Book Shop. Community Bookshop, 27-29 Copse Road. Ffi: www.clevedoncommunitybookshop.coop; enquiries@ clevedoncommunitybookshop.coop; 01275 218318. 7.30pm. Paul Watkins of ‘Midget Submarine Commander: The Life of Godfrey Place VC’ about the attack by midget submarines on the battleship Tiripitz. £3.50 includes tea and coffee.


Spooky: one of the highlights of the Strawberry Line cycle and footpath is Shute Shelve Tunnel. There’s a tour of it this month


RYA. Level 2 Powerboat Course. RYA accredited. Covers all aspects of inshore powerboating. £100 members/£175 non members. Details from Emma Waldon, pbtadmin@bcyc.org.uk; 07989264381.


Sat 14 Sep. Shipham Community Cinema. Village Hall. Ffi: cinema.shiphamhall.co.uk/home. The Artist. You don’t have to be a member to come - tickets £4/£2 concs. Doors open at 7.15 and shows start at 7.45pm.


Sat 14 Sep. Taunton. Tacchi Morris Arts Centre Open Day. The town’s alternative theatre to the closed Brewhouse. From 12 noon onwards. Free entertainment.


Sat 14 Sep. Winscombe. Michaelmas Fair. 1.45pm. Community Centre, Sandford Road. Lots of show exhibits, music and entertainment by Bold Brass, The Winscombe Community Choir and The Chalice Morris Men, plus a display of dog agility. Plus stalls, games, rides, inflatables, tombola, bric-a-brac, books, and a raffle. Refreshments are available all afternoon, including filled rolls, BBQ, cream teas, hot and cold drinks, cakes and ice creams. Parish residents are eligible to enter over


Tue 17 Sep. Congresbury. Talk at the Over 60s Club. Terry Merrett-Smith will give a talk on Rogers and Hammerstein and bookings will be taken for the final trip of the year to Salisbury on 8 Oct. The Club meets every other Tue at the War Memorial Hall from 2.30-4pm and entertainment is provided at each meeting. Ffi: (01934) 832004.


Tue17 Sept. Cheddar. Indoor Market. Church House, Parsons Pen, Cheddar BS27 3RE. 10.30am-11.30am. Home produce, food, crafts and gifts.


Thu 19 Sep. Draycott. U3A talk on Tyntesfield. By Terry Stevens. 2pm. Draycott Memorial Hall. All Welcome. Ffi: 01934 710242; www.cheddarvalleyu3a.org.uk.


Thu 19 Sep. Cheddar. U3A coffee morning. Church House. 10.30am-12noon. With a display by Science Group. Ffi: 01934 710242; www.cheddarvalleyu3a.org.uk.


Thu 19 Sept. Winscombe. Market at the Community Hall. 10am-12noon. Range of food, crafts and much more on sale.


Thu 19 Sep. Yatton. Garden talk. Yatton and District Horticultural Society at Yatton Bowling Club. 8pm. Howard Burnett will talk on “Caring for Orchids”. Small admission charge to include tea/coffee and biscuits. New members welcome.


Fri 20 Sep. Axbridge. Fun fair in the Square. Thousands flock to the town for the traditional Blackberry Fair complete with dodgems and side stalls. Also tomorrow.


Sat 21 Sep. Axbridge. Carnival. 2pm. The family friendly procession starts in Cheddar Road and progresses into the Square and up the High Street.


Sat 21 Sept. Bristol. Bristol Fest. Ashton Court, Bristol. Over 500 bands, DJs, comedians, cabaret, circus and dance performances, street art and workshops. www.brisfest.co.uk


Sat 21-Sun 22 Sep. Weston-super-Mare. Food Festival. 10am to 5.30pm, Winter Gardens and the Town Centre. Weston Super Food Festival. Indoor and outdoor food markets, street food, demonstration kitchen, cookery workshops, children’s food activities, ‘meet the producer’ sessions, food films, wine tasting, competitions, food trails, gardening and growing , special offers in restaurants and cafes, the Weston super Food Awards, a food inspired arts fringe, and tasty, foodie fun for all!


Sat 21 Sep-Sun 6 Oct. Somerset Arts Weeks. An art festival involving 109 exhibitions, events and artist-led projects in Somerset with more than 400 artists. A great way to visit parts of the county you’ve never been to and have a nose around the homes of the artists. Free. Get a programme and plan your expedition. Ffi: www.somersetartworks.org.uk/artweeks13


Sat 21 Sep. Yatton. Concert. Charity Concert in aid of Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled, St Mary’s Church, Yatton. 7.30pm. ‘A Musical Cavalcade’ – A celebration of music through the centuries’ with sOtto Voces. An international vocal octet who will perform an eclectic mix of music for all tastes. Ensemble and solo items for voices, organ and piano, ranging from Renaissance to the Contemporary, including sacred and secular pieces, opera, musicals and pop. £10 (includes refreshments), available from Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled. Ffi: 0117 9590290; avonriding@btconnect.com; or on the door.


Sun 22 Sep. Wells. Ramblers Association Walking Group. For details visit www.ramblers.org.uk. 2pm. Map: EX141. Wellesley and Dulcote. 5 miles. Meet: Wells, Tor Hill Lane. Rose D. Phone 01749 670697. ST 554 458. BA5 2UT.


Mon 23 Sep. Winscombe. Folk Dancing. Mendip Folk Dance Club. Learn folk dancing in a friendly atmosphere. St James Church Hall, Winscombe. 8-10pm. Ffi: Derek Newcombe 01934 833 812; mendip.folk@blagdon.org


Tue 24-Wed 25 Sep. Street. Film at Strode Theatre. Street. Tel: 01458 442846. www.strodetheatre.co.uk. Worlds End.


Tue 24 Sept. Cheddar. Indoor Market. Church House, Parsons Pen, Cheddar BS27 3RE. 10.30-11.30am. Home produce, food, crafts and gifts.


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