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Want some help getting to grips with the latest computer technology? Visit Dacorum Communities for Learning at www.dcfl.org.uk to find inexpensive local courses on how to use your tablet or iPad, other IT skills and leisure pursuits such as sewing and baking.
To check out activities at College Lake, click on www.bbowt.org.uk
For events at the Ashridge Estate in 2018/19 go to What’s on at Ashridge.
Find out more about things to do throughout the Chilterns – visit Choose the Chilterns website.
To find out what’s on at the Court Theatre, Pendley, go to www.courttheatre.co.uk
Here’s a link to find out what’s on at the Natural History Museum, Tring.
Play Areas in Tring There is a well-equipped children’s play area at Mortimer Hill (on the field next to Tring School). There are also play areas at Sutton Close (off Wingrave Road), at Miswell Lane (access through gate by 86 Miswell Lane, or from Goldfield Road), and at Pond Close North – locally known as the ‘Spider Park’ (access via the Dolphin Square long stay car park or from Brook Street). For older children, there is a Skate Park on London Road, opposite Tesco.
Saturday 22nd through to Saturday 6th October: Chilterns Heritage Festival. Celebrate our local heritage, and connect with the past. Heritage walks, family workshops, historical days out, country house vists, and more. For more details, and to make bookings, visit: chilternsociety.org.uk/heritage-festival
Tuesday 25th – Tring Womens Institute welcomes members and visitors to their September meeting, commencing 7.45pm at Nora Grace Hall. Speaker: Maggie Lines, with a talk entitled “Let’s face it!” For more details contact Carol on 01442 822695
Friday 28th – Vintage Cinema presents “James and the Giant Peach” 6.15pm, and “First Knight” at 8pm, at the Natural History Museum, Tring. For further information, and to book tickets, visit www.vintagecinema.co.uk
Saturday 29th – Vintage Cinema presents “Night at the Museum” 6.15pm, and “Charlie’s Angels” at 8.30pm, at the Natural History Museum, Tring. For further information, and to book tickets, visit www.vintagecinema.co.uk
Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th – Art Show at Tring Park School, Mansion Drive, Tring, (HP23 5LX). For one weekend in September the Rothschild Mansion will throw open its doors and welcome in visitors to the Ballroom and grounds of Tring Park School where you will find on display paintings, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, glass and jewellery, by local and national artists. The event is held in aid of the School’s building project and the new Cardiac screening programme for all 6th form students. Doors open at 9am on Saturday 29th and 10am on Sunday 30th – closing both days at 4pm. The exhibition is free to attend – for further information, contact email@example.com.
Saturday 29th – “Slim Chance” – the music of Ronnie Lane – at the Court Theatre, Tring. “Blues Bar Tring” special at the Court Theatre, with “Tyzack and Tortura”. Doors and bar open 7pm; Bands 8 – 11pm. Admission £19 on the door, or £16 in advance. Tickets available from Blues Bar Tring on gig nights, or online/on foot from the Court Theatre or Beechwood Fine Foods, 42 Frogmore St, Tring.
Tuesday 2nd (and the first Tuesday every month!) – Tring Lions Club invite you to join them at Pendley Manor Hotel, Cow Lane, Tring (HP23 5QY) at 8pm. Just turn up, or if you require more details contact 0845 8337496, info@ tringlions.org.uk, or visit the website
Thursday 4th through to Saturday 28th – a range of events to celebrate Tring’s very own Apple Fayre – see all the dates that follow:
Thursday 4th – “Street Food Heroes”: Street Food Trucks, DJ and Drinks on Tring Market Place 4-9pm on the first Thursday of every month, through to December. This marks the start of Tring’s Own Apple Fayre, so will include apple-related produce and activities.
Thursday 4th – Blues Bar Tring presents East-West Maxwell Street Band at Tring Park Cricket Club, London Road, Tring (HP23 6HA). Doors and bar open 7pm – Band at 8.30. £8 on the door. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 07713 450992, or visit the website: www.bluesbartring.co.uk
Friday 5th – “Taste of Tring” Friday Cafe at High Street Baptist Church 12 noon-1.30pm. Come along to an appletastic Friday cafe, where you can buy apples, apple juice, and apple-themed desserts to compliment your meal. The cost for the main meal is £4.50, with desserts at £1.50 and drinks 50p.
Saturday 6th – A Concert of Piano Music given by David Berdinner and his students in St Martha’s Church, Tring. This year’s concert features Moments Musicaux, Impromptus, songs and sonata movements by Franz Schubert. Admission free with refreshments and a collection for Christian Aid. More information from http://www.davidberdinner.co.uk
Sunday 7th – Tring Apple Fayre’s “Scrumptious Apple Day” – 10am to 4pm in Jeacock’s Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring (HP23 5NS). Learn about the apples growing in the orchard, then fill your bags at Cam Valley Orchard’s stall, and choose between many delicious varieties. There will be traditional craft stalls, live folk music by ‘Puddingstone Lane’ (at 12 noon), medieval displays, livestock, games and appley refreshments. Free admission – limited parking at Cow Lane Park (weather permitting), but please walk if possible.
Saturday 13th – Pippin Parade and Farmers Market – 9am-4pm. Celebrate all things good and local. Morris Dancing 11.30-12.30 and 2.30-4pm. Scarecrow competition. Bring your own apples and a bottle, and go home with your very own apple juice. The Magnolia Apple Cart Procession starts at the Kings Arms at 10.30am, making its way down Western Road and the High Street to the Church of St Peter and St Paul – dancers, hop-bearing and scarecrows – all in honour of Tring’s ancient market and farming traditions.
Saturday 13th – “New Moon” – music session at the Robin Hood: 4pm-7pm. The apple celebrations continue with this free music session led by the ‘New Moon’ local minstrels.
Sunday 14th – “Comfort me with Apples” Harvest Service: 10-10.45am Church of St Peter and St Paul. Everyone welcome, to celebrate all of creation, from a single apple to the great forests. The service will be led by Bishop Wood School, to create a family-friendly and welcoming event for all.
Sunday 14th – Tring in Transition: Community Garden. 10am-12noon at Duckmore Lane Allotments. Come and join Tring in Transition, at the Community Garden (also on every second Sunday of the month!). The site is being developed using permaculture and ‘no dig’ principles – the garden is low maintenance and wildlife/children-friendly. Find them on the right hand side, by the car park entrance. For more information about ‘TinT’, visit the website
Sunday 14th – Pitstone Green Museum/Heritage Park – open on the second Sunday each month through to October. This is the last public open day for 2018. Open from 11am to 5pm. See the website for details.
Sunday 14th – “Piano and More” series – an hour of music on Sunday afternoons. 3pm start in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Tring. Cliff Brown (organ and piano). Free admission, with a retiring collection. For further details visit: http://www.piano-and-more.org.uk/
Friday 19th – “Taste of Tring” Friday Cafe at High Street Baptist Church 12 noon-1.30pm. Come along to an appletastic Friday cafe, where you can buy apples, apple juice, and apple-themed desserts to compliment your meal. The cost for the main meal is £4.50, with desserts at £1.50 and drinks 50p
Friday 19th – Tring Cinema presents: “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” at the Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, Tring (HP23 5BA). Doors open 8pm, film at 8.45pm. £7 entry – tickets available from Beechwood Fine Foods in Frogmore Street, or online via www.tringcinema.com
Sunday 21st – ‘The Apple Labyrinth’ Meditative Walk: 3pm-4.30pm. Meet at Jeacocks Orchard for this free meditative walk, for all faiths, to explore the changing seasons and the spirituality of our place within it. The walk is supported by Angie Litvinoff, a healer, creative celebrant and shamanic practitioner. The event is outdoors, so wear appropriate clothing. For further details, contact Phil at email@example.com, or visit http://www.canoeyoga.co.uk
Sunday 21st – Mud Pack Challenge at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted. 10am-2pm. Early bird price £30. Take on the filthiest mud-fest fundraiser for miles around and get filthy for St Francis at our legendary 5 or 10 mile Mud Pack Challenge! For more details, visit stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/mud-pack-challenge
Saturday 27th – “Feast” – Apple Bake Off. 10.30am at Tring Farmers Market (9am-1pm), Church Square. Enter ‘Tring’s Own Apple’ Bake Off, and follow one of Trish’s apple-based recipes to see whether you can earn the crown this year! All ages are welcome to participate – judging will be in three categories – child, teen, and adult. Tring’s foodie celebrities will take on the demanding task of eating their way through all your bakes. Entry is free, but you need to register by e-mailing Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive your recipe choices
Saturday 27th – Jazz at Tring Park School. The Friends of Tring Church Heritage (FOTCH) present “The Jolly Jazzers” in a club-style evening of entertainment and refreshment. Tickets £15, inclusive of finger buffet and a glass of wine. 7pm start in Tring Park Mansion. Places are limited, so book early! A complimentary bottle of Fine Fizz for party bookings of 10 or more. For tickets, contact: Helen Dunford (01442 891377), Annette Reynolds (01296 662326) or Grahame Senior (01442 822770)
Sunday 28th – “Sundown Dance” with New Moon Morris – 4-5pm at Pitstone Hill. Join the New Moon Morris at Pitstone Hill car park, Stocks Road (HP23 5RT) – to mark the end of summer, and to celebrate the oncoming of winter, in the traditional way. Fear not – all you have to do is watch (unless you want to join in of course)! The celebrations are likely to continue at a local hostelry after the work is done.
Monday 29th – Tring Park Festival of Light: 5.30-9pm. For one night only, part of Tring Park will be illuminated for a magical evening of fun and festivities. Fund-raising event for the Woodland Trust – entry £6 adults/£4 children. Booking essential – visit the events page at woodlandtrust.org.uk.
Thursday 1st – “Street Food Heroes”: Street Food Trucks, DJ and Drinks on Tring Market Place 4-9pm on the first Thursday of every month, through to December.
Saturday 3rd – Tring’s own “Festival of Fire” at Tring Park Cricket Club. 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Food stalls, beer tent, live music from 6pm – fireworks at 7.15pm. Tickets on the gate: £8 adult, £6 child, £20 Family (2 adults and up to 3 under 16s) For full details, and to save money by booking in advance visit: www.tringfireworks.co.uk
Sunday 11th – “Piano and More” series – an hour of music on Sunday afternoons. 3pm start in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Tring. Angela Rowley (Soprano) and Anna Le Hair (Piano) – to include Schumann’s song cycle “A woman’s love and life”. Free admission, with a retiring collection. For further details visit: http://www.piano-and-more.org.uk/
Saturday 17th – “Winter Wonderland Ball” at Pendley Manor Hotel, Tring. A ‘black tie’ ball, hosted by the Chilterns MS Centre (and raising funds to provide ongoing care and support for people with Multiple Sclerosis). Entry is by ticket only and includes all entertainment, a three course dinner and wlecome drink – all for just £65 per person. To purchase individual tickets, or to reserve a table for 10 people, please e-mail: email@example.com or for further details go to the website: chilternsmscentre.org
Friday 30th – Tring’s very own “Christmas Festival” – always a night to remember. More details to follow, nearer the time.
Thursday 6th – “Street Food Heroes”: Street Food Trucks, DJ and Drinks on Tring Market Place 4-9pm on the first Thursday of every month, through to December.
Saturday 9th – Santa Dash at Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead. Paint the town red and join a jolly sea of Santas as they dash around Hemel Town to raise vital funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Celebrate the festive season by taking on the 2.5-mile festive route around Hemel in aid of the Hospice of St Francis. Dash across the finish line and you’ll be awarded your shiny medal, well-deserved mince pie and hot drink plus treats for dashing dog. For more details, visit: stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/santa-dash