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Is it April? The weather must start to change soon so be ready for full steam ahead when it does. There's an amazing amount to do in the garden this month, but here are just a few ideas to follow.
Wincanton Racecourse's Children's Day on Sunday 21st April looks set to be buzzing, with hundreds of children expected to take advantage of the family orientated race-day that provides complimentary entry to children 17-years and under when accompanied by an adult.
On Saturday 30th March 2013 Wincanton Museum re-opened at the Towns Library and was officially opened by local MP David Heath. Luckily, Wincanton Window had two people in attendance who were happy to record the event.
The Balsam Centre's Community Fun Day takes place on Sunday 28th April, with lots of activities and a photographic competition too. A raffle, games for children and adults, plenty to eat and drink and "Dog with the Waggiest Tail" competition!
Triathlon really got everyone talking at London 2012. For a chance to either take part in, or volunteer to help at a local Triathlon. Wincanton Sports Centre is the place to be on Sunday 28th April.
Join TV's Brigit Strawbridge at Carymoor Environmental Centre on Sunday 28th April for a one-day workshop on the fascinating subject of bees.
A variety of new courses and activities are either about to start or have recently begun at the Balsam Centre, designed to get you out and about this Spring, to learn something new or meet new friends.
Here’s the long awaited video coverage of the recent in-depth (!) survey of the Cale undertaken by the Wild Trout Trust, provoked by two local dads on a continuing mission to improve the health of the river.
Wincanton Sports Centre has extended its swimming pool opening hours. The pool programme is now even more full of great swimming sessions including lanes, adults only, fun sessions, parent and toddlers, 60 + , and masters.
Wincanton Town FC (Youth Section) and AFC Bournemouth are running a soccer school over the Easter holidays between 3rd and 5th April 2013. Places are filling fast, so apply right now!
Milborne Port Opera will be performing Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe" at the Village Hall straight after Easter, from 3rd to 6th April. The play is full of wonderful music and is supported by an excellent 11-piece orchestra.
Wincanton Sports Centre has a range of great holiday activities on offer from Tuesday 2nd April - Friday 12th April. Wet or dry, there's something for everyone.
Horsington and South Cheriton Villager Magazine for April 2013 has news of coming events in and around the villages. Also there are stories and articles written by residents about their travels and experiences.
Truffles in Bruton will be open for Easter Sunday lunch and for all subsequent Sunday lunches as there seems to be a demand from customers for a reasonably priced roast in a non-pub setting.
Wincanton's infamous Children's Day coincides with the Easter Holidays on Sunday, 21April. The day stages a feast of child-friendly activities: pony racing and a donkey derby, ball skills with Yeovil Town Football Club and riding a rodeo bull simulator!
Wincanton Silver Band recently held their AGM. After another successful year the band are developing their youth section to develop young musicians who will ensure the future of Wincanton Silver Band.
The Tudor and Elizabethan periods continue to fascinate us. Hendrika Foster will introduce some of the art and artists that defined this period of our history. Join her on Friday 22nd March at 7.30pm in the Balsam Centre.
Every year many new films emerge onto the Cinema Circuit, but very few films go on to become true classics. Wincanton Film Society is showing one of them, The Third Man, on Tuesday 19th March.
Do you live in Wincanton, Castle Cary, Bruton and surrounding areas? Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity? Do you want to improve your skills and employment prospects? This event on Thursday 21st March will be of interest to you.
Later this month, Sunday 24th March, sees Wincanton Racecourse celebrate Countryside Day with an action packed day of displays and interactive demonstrations that show the different aspects of glorious countryside pursuits, coupled with competitive racing.
Spectra Musica will once again be performing a variety of music "Bach to Broadway" at St Luke and St Teresa's Church in Wincanton on Saturday 23rd March, singing works by Handel, Bach and from My Fair Lady, amongst others.
Bruton Art Society is not just for Bruton, but for everyone in this area who loves the arts of drawing, painting, modelling and making prints. Now is the time to think about joining.
A Wincanton resident's car has been deliberately attacked three times since June 2012, causing costly damage on each occasion. Can you help identify this person captured on CCTV? He may be able to help police with their enquiries.
Fancy taking Mum out for lunch on Mother's day but short of pennies? Well Bourton and Zeals' Pre-school Café in Stourton Village Hall, Stourhead, could be the answer to your problems! Good value, fantastic quality home-made food available 9am-5pm.
That's right, you now have a new (and very valid) reason to be heading down to The Nog Inn - to join & celebrate the launch of their Whisky Club! Join us on Thursday 21st March.
March is the month of the wake up call for us, as the ground starts to warm up and the plants start to grow. Here are a few pointers to help you get some essential jobs done in the garden in March.
Author Richard Mead will talk about his book "Cavalry General", describing the distinguished military career of General Sir Richard McCreery. The talk takes place at St John's Church, Horsington, on Sunday 10th March.
At Bourton and Zeals Pre-School we provide a happy, fun-filled time for our children through creative learning and play. In our own purpose-built building in the grounds of St. George's School, Bourton, we always put our children first.
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that's easy to follow and full of fun and laughter. Come along on to see why I and so many others have fallen in love with Zumba.
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