Things to do in Dorset

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Nature & Outdoors

There is a Moth Trap Check at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen on 12 May at 0900 BST.

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A Family Wildlife Gardening Workshop will run from 1000 - 1400 BST on 14 May at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society.

On 22 May Dorset Midget & Sprite Club meets for the MG Day at the National Trust's Kingston Lacy from 1200 - 1500 BST.

Discover the Puffins on Portland at an RSPB organised event on 22 May from 0800 - 1600 BST.

Arts & Culture

Lyme Regis Museum has an exhibition on celebrating the link between Lyme and the Foundling Hospital in London. It runs until 31 May.

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Poole Lions Club has organised a charity fashion event, in aid of Fun4Kids, at Haven Hotel in Sandbanks on 12 May.

The English Touring Opera will perform Puccini's Il tabarro and Gianni Schicchi on 13 May at 1930 BST at the Lighthouse, Poole.

The Museums at Night event will take place at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester on 14 May from 1700 - 2100 BST.


The Bournemouth Philharmonic Society are in concert at St Augustine's Church, Bournemouth on 14 May from 1930 BST.

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Music in Maytime, a concert in aid of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, takes place on 15 May at Port Regis School, Shaftesbury.

Kind of Brubeck, with Darius Brubeck, Frank Griffith, Matt Ridley and Wesley Gibbens, will play at Bridport Arts Centre on 20 May.

Vinyl Saturday 2011, a record fair and market, takes place in Bridport on 21 May. It also runs on 13 August and 12 November.

Extra Inspiration

Visit Weymouth: Weymouth and Portland events

West Dorset District Council Tourism

Visit Dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Ramblers Association: Walk finder

English Heritage: South West

National Trust: Wessex Fresh Air campaign

Bournemouth Tourism

Poole Tourism

Big Dorset Brunch

Remember to listen to the only BBC radio programme exclusively for Dorset.

The Big Dorset Brunch is live on BBC Radio Solent every Saturday morning from 0800 - 1100 GMT on 103.8FM.

Also, look out for the Big Dorset Brunch podcast which is available to download after the programme each week.