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February

Whats On / February
Saturday 1st - Wednesday 29th February: 
Ashridge - Exhibition Science
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX. 
10-4pm

Come along to our exhibition about citizen science and wildlife surveying, before heading out onto the estate and having a go yourself.  From our what to see this month wall, to our microscope and kid-friendly activities, there's lots of ways for you to try Citizen Science

CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 1st February:

Pop up Bazar Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted Town Hall, High Street
10-4pm


Saturday 1st February:

Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Quiz Night
Ashley Green Memorial Hall, Two Dells Lane, Ashley Green, HP5 3RB
7.30pm

Teams of 6. Hot supper included. Bring your own drinks and glasses.

PRICE: £12.50 per person
CONTACT: 01296 623885 to reserve your table | chilternsdogrescue.org.uk 

Sunday 2nd February:

St Albans Vegan Market
St Peter's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3DH
10.30-4pm

Browse over 40 stalls selling a variety of vegan products from great local businesses. Find a whole host of mouth-watering food stalls, eye-opening lifestyle brands, luxury cosmetics, ethical clothing, interesting charities and much more. 

CONTACT:  www.facebook.com

Monday 3rd February:

Hemel Hempstead RSPB Meeting
The Laureate Academy, Warners End Rd, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3DW
8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

"A Very Fine Swan Indeed"
Ornithologist Katrina van Grouw discusses evolution and adaptations in birds, but also her personal evolution from artist to science author.
Informative and inspirational, she talks in particular about her 25 year journey to create her magnum opus 'The Unfeathered Bird' and her more recent publication, 'Unnatural Selection'.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served, there's a raffle, bird food to buy and find out about organised outings to nature reserves.

PRICE: RSPB members £3.50, otherwise £4.00
CONTACT: 07929 997759 | ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/hemelhempstead

Wednesday 5th February:

Tin Church Coffee morning
The Tin Church, Church Hill, Bedmond, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD5 0RN 
9.00am - 12.15pm

A great place to catch up over a Fairtrade filter coffee or tea.  Homemade and handmade products, cards, bric-a-brac, books, plants etc on sale. Car parking behind Church

CONTACT:  01923 261795

Friday 7th February: 

College Lake - Turning Plastic into Something Beautiful
College Lake Visitor Centre, Upper Icknield Way, Tring, HP23 5QG.
10:30am - 1pm

Local artist, Claire Mills, set up Rubbish Baskets earlier this year as a way to turn plastic packaging and scrap yarn into something useful.
These classes will teach you how to make baskets, so that you too can reduce how much plastic ends up in landfill.

PRICE: £30.00 a session which includes a hot drink and a piece of cake. Booking essential
CONTACT:  www.bbowt.org.uk | 01442826774

Saturday 8th February:

Tring Farmers Market
The Marketplace, Brook Street, Tring
10am - 12pm

CONTACT:  www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk
Saturday 8th February:

Little Chalfont Farmers Market
Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire HP8 4UD
9-1pm

Sunday 9th February:

St Albans Farmers Market

St Peters Street, St Albans
8am to 2pm


Sunday 9th February:

St Albans South Signal Box Open Day

St Albans South Signal Box, Ridgmont Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AJ
2-5pm

Signalling demonstrations run continuously on the operating floor and there are full size signals and other exhibits in the garden. Light refreshments also available. Visit the website for more information.


Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th February:

Berkhamsted film Society - THE BREADWINNER
Berkhamsted Civic Centre, High Street, HP4 3HD.
8pm

A vibrant animated tour-de-force. In Afghanistan a young girl ventures outside her home disguised as a boy to support her family. Cert 12A. 93 mins

PRICE: Non-members £5 on the door.
CONTACT: 01442 863155 | www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk 

Tuesday 11th February: 

Berkhamsted Speakers Meeting
Quaker Meeting Hall, 289 High Street, Berkhamsted.
8pm (Doors 7.30). 

Glossophobia is the fear of standing and speaking in front of an audience. Sometimes it can’t be avoided, especially at work. Help is at hand with Berkhamsted Speakers. Part of Toastmasters International, we help people to speak with confidence and pride. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and above all, have fun and make friends.  Free to guests – come along, enjoy a wide range of speeches and see how lives have been transformed through the power of speech. 

CONTACT: Vice President Membership (Paul) – 07970 643084 or Vice President Education (Andy) – 07800 904140 |  http://berkhamstedspeakers.co.uk/wp/ 

Saturday 15th February:

St Albans Museum + Gallery – Mad Science at the Museum
Market Place, St Peter's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DJ
2-4pm
 
Come along and meet the roaming expert! Enjoy an afternoon of surprises and pop-up experiments with a scientist from Mad Science. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free. 

PRICE: Free
CONTACT:  www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/mad-science-museum 

Saturday 15th February:

Hitchin Vegan Market
Riverside, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1AB
10.30am - 4pm
 
Browse over 40 stalls selling a variety of vegan products from great local businesses. Find a whole host of mouth-watering food stalls, eye-opening lifestyle brands, luxury cosmetics, ethical clothing, interesting charities and much more. 

CONTACT:  www.facebook.com 

Saturday 15th February:

Jumble Sale in aid of Cats Protection Hemel Hempstead & Berkhamsted
The Village Hall, Potten End, nr Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2QG 
11.30am so come early as we will only stay open until approx 1pm 
 
Books, toys and games, clothes of all shapes and sizes (some of them nearly new) from baby to adult, shoes, bric-a-brac, sheets, curtains, cushions and other household items. Refreshments will be available so you can enjoy a cuppa. All proceeds to Cats Protection Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted Branch. Clearing out your clutter? To donate jumble bring it on the day at 10am (clean, unbroken, saleable items only please) or contact 01442 256545. 

PRICE: Admission 50p
CONTACT: 01442 256545 |  www.cats.org.uk 

Saturday 15th February:

Berkhamsted Jazz - Simon Spillett Quartet
Berkhamsted Civic Centre 
8pm
 
Simon, a local musician, is one of the UK's best saxophonists, and leads a great band including Rob Barron, Clark Tracey & Alec Dankworth. Music from the American songbook & from Tubby Hayes.

PRICE: Members £10, Visitors £13
CONTACT: www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk  | 01442 824173

Sunday 16th February:

Berkhamsted Farmers Market
High Street,
10am-2pm


Monday 17th - 21st February:

Ashridge Estate - Going underground trail and craft
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted.
10-3pm

The woods may be quiet in February but there's a hive of activity beneath your feet. This half term, come along to Ashridge to find out more about the creepy crawlies and other creatures that live underground. Afterwards, come to the visitor centre for a craft that you can take home to remember your visit.
Booking not needed

PRICE: £3
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate

Monday 17th - 21st February: 

Tring NHM - Cabinets of Curiosities
The Natural History Museum at Tring, Akeman Street, Tring, HP23 6AP
Half hour sessions throughout the day

Explore what weird and wonderful things are in the Museum and create your own cabinet of
curiosities. Suitable for ages 5+.

PRICE: £2 per child
CONTACT: www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring 

Tuesday 18th February: 

College Lake - 'Happy Animal Families' family fun
College Lake Visitor Centre, Upper Icknield Way, Tring, HP23 5QG. 
1pm - 3pm

Join our family fun for 3-5 year olds during February half-term and fall in love with your local wildlife at College Lake. 

PRICE: £5 per child (supervisory adults free).  Booking essential
CONTACT:  www.bbowt.org.uk | 01442826774
Tuesday 18th February: 

College Lake -  'Home sweet home' family fun 
College Lake Visitor Centre, Upper Icknield Way, Tring, HP23 5QG. 
10am - 12pm

Join our February half-term discovery day for 6+ year olds and fall in love with your local wildlife at College Lake. 

PRICE: £5 per child (supervisory adults free).  Booking essential
CONTACT:  www.bbowt.org.uk | 01442826774
Wednesday 19th February:

Neighbourhood Action Meeting 
Warners End Scout Hut, Gravel Ln, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1RZ.
7pm
Join your Borough councillors to discuss local issues, provide feedback on local services and contribute solutions to the community.  Theme: Controlled Parking zones & yellow lines. (Meeting rearranged from 22nd Jan)

Thursday 20th  February:

St Albans Cathedral - Family Discovery Morning - Treasure Trail!
St Albans Cathedral , Sumpter Yard , St Albans , AL1 1BY
10 - 12.30pm
 
This February half term, younger visitors can uncover hidden treasures on an exciting trail of discovery around the Cathedral during this free Family Discover Morning. There will also be lots of wonderful arts, crafts and games to take part in! Suitable for children aged 3-11, all children must be accompanied by an adult

PRICE: Free
Thursday 20th & Saturday 22nd February:

Stargazing Evening
Chilterns Gateway Centre, Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade, LU6 2GY.
6-7.30pm/6.30-8pm/7.30-9pm
 
Enjoy an evening of gazing at the stars on Dunstable Downs and then be whisked off on a wonderful adventure around the universe with the help of Dark Sky Wales’ mobile Planetarium.  

PRICE: £17 adult/£9 child. Booking essential
CONTACT: 01582 500920 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Friday 21st February:

Stargazing Evening with Expert Talk
Chilterns Gateway Centre, Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade, LU6 2GY.
6-8pm/6.30-8.30pm/7-9pm/7.30-9.30pm
 
Discover the wonders of our universe at Dunstable Downs this February. Our expert astronomers will have telescopes set up to provide detailed views of the night sky as you've never seen it before. Spend some time in our planetarium and relax under our starry skies. 

PRICE: £17 adult/£9 child. Booking essential
CONTACT: 01582 500920 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 22nd February:

Tring Farmers Market
The Marketplace, Brook Street, Tring
9.00am - 12.15pm

Sunday 23rd February:

Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden
10am to 2pm

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/HarpendenFarmersMarket/
Monday 24th February:

BERKHAMSTED and district ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Lecture
Chapel of Berkhamsted School, Castle Street, Berkhamsted
7.45pm

Beacons of the Past. The Chiltern Hillforts Project by Dr Wendy Morrison, BSc, MPhil, DPhil. Project Manager

PRICE: Visitors £5.
CONTACT: Call 01442 875597 | www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk


Tuesday 25th February: 

Berkhamsted Speakers Meeting
Quaker Meeting Hall, 289 High Street, Berkhamsted.
8pm (Doors 7.30). 

Glossophobia is the fear of standing and speaking in front of an audience. Sometimes it can’t be avoided, especially at work. Help is at hand with Berkhamsted Speakers. Part of Toastmasters International, we help people to speak with confidence and pride. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and above all, have fun and make friends.  Free to guests – come along, enjoy a wide range of speeches and see how lives have been transformed through the power of speech. 

CONTACT: Vice President Membership (Paul) – 07970 643084 or Vice President Education (Andy) – 07800 904140 |  http://berkhamstedspeakers.co.uk/wp/ 

Saturday 29th February:

DENS Spring Quiz
Hemel Hempstead School, HP1 1TX.
7.30pm

Get your brain into gear and leap into spring with our annual quiz! Round up your friends, family or colleagues and join us for an entertaining evening of questions, food & fun. Bring your own wine and glasses and celebrate spring! Sharing platter  included.
PRICE: Tickets are £13 per person, maximum table of 10.
CONTACT: www.dens.org.uk | 01442 800268

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