NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne & District Twinning Association are inviting members and non-members to join them for a game of boules. The fundraising evening on Saturday July 20th at the Tithe Barn in Merriott, will include a cold buffet supper and selection of puddings. The cost of the evening game of boules, supper and a strip of raffle tickets is £10 per person and begins at 7 pm.. Alcohol will not be available, so diners are invited to bring their own. Please book beforehand, preferably by July 14th by calling Lorna on 01460 72962 or email laylanboris@gmail.com
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A new exhibition on toys and games through history, opens at Crewkerne & District Museum on Saturday July 20th. Play The Game celebrates childhood and is for all the family with a variety of toys for children to play with, things to ride on, games to play and make while parents can reminisce about their childhood days. The exhibition will feature a large collection of toys and games, going back almost 100 years. Visitors can discover the similarities that have continued through the centuries and see how the last century was the turning point for how children were treated and the importance that was put on play and what was used. The exhibition runs until August 31st. Crewkerne & District Museum is open Wednesdays to Fridays from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm. Admission costs £1 for adults and is free for children and students.
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Crewkerne Flower Show, organised by Crewkerne Gardening Club, takes place on Saturday August 3rd from 10.30 am until 2 pm at Henhayes Centre, admission 50p. Entry forms for all classes in floral, vegetable, homecraft, handicraft, photography and children’s sections are available from Henhayes Centre and from the LIC at the town hall. Entry to take part in the Crewkerne Flower Show is 20p per class, 10 classes or more £2. It is free for children under 12 years of age in all classes. The flower show is open to everyone but products of a commercial business are not eligible for entry in the flower, vegetable or homecraft sections. All entry forms must be returned by Wednesday July 31st.

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