Events for 1 Jan 2018 - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

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  • Speak English Like a Local

    • Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at 09:30 - 10:30
    • Location: Cafe Mila, 1 Angel Court, High Street, Godalming, GU7 1DT
    • Cost: £10

    English lessons for people recently arrived in the UK. These sessions are a great opportunity to meet other people.

    Would you like to perfect your English and sound like a local?

    If so, then these conversation groups are perfect for you! Our sessions are so much fun and you'll be amazed by what you say. In each session, we will practise dialogues using certain expressions and vocabulary until fluency is achieved.

    Our Lively Languages technique is fun, sociable and engaging and is also a great way to meet new people.

    All you need to do is let us know if you're attending!

    Contact

    Email Angela at livelylanguages@live.com

  • Volunteering at Frensham Common

    • Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 10:00 - 15:30
    • Location: Frensham Common
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions usually take place every Wednesday from 10:00 – 15:30, apart from the second Wednesday of the month where the session will instead be at Mare Hill Common.

    Meet at either 9:45 or 10:00 (see listing) at the Frensham Pond visitor centre, Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB. Sessions led by Darren.

    Wednesday 1 November 

    Clearing Rhododendron from the Axe Pond: The Axe pond on The Flashes has gradually been taken over by this prolific invasive species, and work will focus its gradual removal. (Meet at 09:45).

    Wednesday 29 November

    Clearing Rhododendron from the Axe Pond: We will continue removing this invasive shrub from around the Axe pond on The Flashes. (Meet at 09:45)

    Wednesday 6 December

    Clearing Rhododendron from the Axe Pond: A final session of Rhody clearance from the Axe pond on The Flashes. (Meet at 09:45)

    Wednesday 20 December

    Cut your own Christmas tree: Come and help clear the heathland of invasive pine scrub. Tea and coffee will be provided and you will be free to choose a native Scots pine Christmas tree for your efforts! Limited spaces; booking required via darren.hill@waverley.gov.uk (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 3 January

    Scrub clearance: In the first volunteer task of 2018, we will be clearing areas of heathland of invasive silver birch and pine scrub. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 17 January

    Scrub clearance: Continuing with clearing birch and pine scrub from the heathland. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 24 January

    Scrub clearance: Another day of clearing invasive birch and pine scrub from the heathland to preserve its open character. Meet at 10:00

    Wednesday 31 January  

    Scrub clearance: Our final session of clearing invasive birch and pine scrub from the heathland. Our efforts during this month will make this area more suitable for rare ground nesting birds and other specialised heathland wildlife. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 7 February

    Pine pulling: One of the big enemies of heathland management, pine saplings have spread across several areas of the Common. We will manually remove these saplings to help halt their colonisation. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 21 February

    Pine pulling: A second session of removing invasive pine saplings from the heathland. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 28 February

    Gorse management: Gorse is an essential part of the heathland landscape, but without management can become too large and leggy, thus reducing its value for wildlife and presenting a potential fire risk. We will be coppicing areas of gorse to promote a more compact and valuable growth form. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 7 March

    Gorse management: A second session of coppicing gorse to promote the more compact bushy growth which is of greatest benefit to heathland wildlife. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 21 March

    Preparing  a tern raft: Frensham Pond Sailing Club has generously donated a floating jetty to re-purpose as a new and improved raft for nesting terns. We will be fitting baffles to the sides, spreading gravel on the deck and providing shelter for future chicks before the finished raft is put into location ready for the breeding season. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 28 March          

    Preparing a tern raft - we will continue with making a floating jetty generously donated by the Frensham Pond Sailing Club into a raft for nesting terns. (Meet at 10:00)

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

  • Volunteering at Farnham Park

    • Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 09:30 - 12:30
    • Location: Farnham Park
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions take place every Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 12:30 to assist in the management of this historic deer park.

    Meet at 9.30am at the Farnham Park ranger’s office in the main car park on Folly Hill (GU9 0AU) or check site noticeboards and meet at the work location at 10am.

    Dates and tasks are subject to change – please check with site noticeboards or the ranger beforehand by calling 01252 717047.

    Sessions led by Robin.

    Wednesday 13 & 20 December

    Hazel coppicing: Coppicing hazel stakes and binders to use for our hedge laying in the New Year.

    Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

    Hedge-laying: Continuing our traditional hedge laying along the Queen Mother’s Hedge

    Wednesday 7, 21 & 28 February

    Scrub clearance: Clearing scrub to link glades and promote open-grown oak trees

    Wednesday 7, 14, 21, & 28 March

    Scrub clearing and maintaining paths and gates

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

     

  • Historic Haslemere - An Exhibition at Haslemere Museum

    • Saturday, 6 January 2018 - Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 10:00 - 17:00
    • Location: Haslemere Educational Museum
    • Cost: Admission by donation to the museum

    Historic Haslemere - An Exhibition at Haslemere Museum

    TheArrestAn exhibition which reveals the fascinating history of Haslemere told through beautifully-illustrated story boards where visitors will be taken on a journey about the history of the town. Some interesting and rare exhibits will also be on display as well as five paintings depicting the 1786 murder of an unknown sailor at Hindhead.

    The vicious nature of the crime shocked local people and the murder became famous nationwide. For anyone interested in local history, this exhibition is a must!

    Find out more

    To find out more, visit the Haslemere Museum website

    Museum open Tuesday to Saturday | 10am-5pm | Admission by donation

  • Byron Cooper – Tennyson’s Country - An Exhibition at Haslemere Museum

    • Saturday, 6 January 2018 - Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 10:00 - 17:00
    • Location: Haslemere Educational Museum
    • Cost: Admissin by donation to the museum

    Byron Cooper – Tennyson’s Country - An exhibition at Haslemere Museum

    FP_2_92_cooperA wonderful exhibition showcasing the Museum’s collection of works by the eminent Victorian artist, George Gordon Byron Cooper.

    The poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, inspired Byron Cooper to depict the dramatic landscapes and vivid emotions evoked in his prose.

    Find out more

    Visit the Haslemere Museum website

    Open Tuesday to Saturday | 10am-5pm | Admission by Donation

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