Green events diary

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Trash­ion Show Who: Peter­bor­ough Col­lege of Adult Ed­u­ca­tion When: Re-fash­ion­ing and mu­sic from 10am. First cat­walk show 3pm to 4pm. Sec­ond cat­walk show 6pm to 7pm Where: Queens­gate What: Bring new life to old clothes

Bug Quest Who: RSPB Where: RSPB cen­tre, Fi­ne­shade Woods, NN17 3BB What: Dis­cover what creepy-crawlies live in the woods. Hunt for spi­ders, bee­tles, worms and much more in this fun in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­ity. Time: 10.30am to noon Cost: £4 per child, £2 per adult (RSPB mem­bers half price)

En­vi­ron­men­tal Sculp­ture Who: Nene Park Trust Where: Ferry Mead­ows Vis­i­tor Cen­tre What: Join a Nene Park Trust Ranger and us­ing nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als we will be hav­ing fun cre­at­ing our own en­vi­ron­men­tal sculp­ture. When: Drop in be­tween 1pm and 3pm How: For more in­for­ma­tion please call Nene Park Trust on 01733 234193 or email vis­i­tor.ser­vices@nenepark­ Cost: Free

Evening bird-watch­ing and lis­ten­ing on the Nene Washes Who: RSPB & Peter­bor­ough Bird Club Where: First gate on Low Wash drove (sign­posted off B1040 north of Whit­tle­sey) What: Meet while there is still light to walk the drove, look­ing for some of our rarer birds which in­clude black-tailed god­wit and gar­ganey. Af­ter sun­set, there is a good chance of hear­ing corn­crakes, a bird that is be­ing re-in­tro­duced at this na­ture re­serve. When: 8pm to 10pm Cost: £3 adults, £1 chil­dren, half price for RSPB and Peter­bor­ough Bird Club mem­bers. How: Book­ing is es­sen­tial - con­tact Char­lie Kitchin on 01733 205140 or Char­lie.

Bus-walk: Nene Way, Ash­ton and Oun­dle Who: Peter­bor­ough Ram­blers Where: Queens­gate Bus Sta­tion, Bay 15 (for Bus X4) What: Bus to Warm­ing­ton, then a four mile walk on the Nene Way to Oun­dle, with time to look around or have a tea. When: 1pm to 5pm How: Con­tact: Chris­tine Kirby on 01733 321944 or 07779 927889. Cost: Lo­cal bus fare

Back to Na­ture Who: Han­son Build­ing Prod­ucts Where: King’s Dyke Na­ture Re­serve, via Han­son’s Sales Of­fice Car Park on A605, Whit­tle­sey What: A host of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing pond dip­ping, fos­sil hunt­ing, bird watch­ing, na­ture trail, owl pel­let dis­sec­tion, snake and lizard han­dling, quizzes and ar­chae­o­log­i­cal/ge­o­log­i­cal dis­plays. At 2pm there will be the grand open­ing of the Na­ture Re­serve ex­ten­sion and at 3pm and 6pm there will be the Tick­lish All­sorts Wildlife Road­show. From 9pm to 11pm there is the chance to take part in the fi­nal great crested newt sur­vey of 2010. How: Book­ing is es­sen­tial for the newt sur­vey – con­tact Philip Parker on 01553 630842 or philip­park­eras­so­ci­ates@ bt­con­


ECOMEDY at the Key The­atre Who: The Com­edy Con­sul­tants When: Doors open at 7.30pm , come­day starts at 8pm till late Where: The Key The­atre, Peter­bor­ough Cost: Tick­ets £15. Book now by call­ing - 01733 207239

Jail Break Who: Sue Ry­der Care – Thorpe Hall Hospice What: Af­ter earn­ing your pa­role, you will rely on your charm, skills of per­sua­sion and abil­ity to blag to get as far away from ‘jail’ as pos­si­ble. Prizes will be awarded for the green­est meth­ods of trans­port, the fur­thest dis­tance trav­elled and the most spon­sor­ship money raised. When: 4pm How: For fur­ther de­tails or to en­ter a team, con­tact Sue Ry­der Care on 01733 330060 or at thorpe.fundrais­ing@suery­der­ Cost: Age Suitabil­ity18+ Cost: £10 + spon­sor­ship

Bike­abil­ity 3 Cy­cle Train­ing Who: Cy­cle Maps UK Where: Cen­tral Park (The But­ter­cross cafe) What: Part 3 of Bike­abil­ity cy­cle train­ing course. Learn to cy­cle con­fi­dently on any road and in any sit­u­a­tion, and get your fi­nal badge. When: 2pm to 5pm How: To book con­tact The Cy­cle Train­ing Peo­ple on 01733 573355 or en­quiries@ the­cy­cle­train­ing­peo­ Cost: £25

John Clare Coun­try Guided Bus Trip Who: The Wildlife Trust Where: Queens­gate Bus Sta­tion What: A guided bus trip out to Caster Hang­lands and Bar­nack Hills and Holes Na­tional Na­ture Re­serves, Clare Cot­tage and Wil­low­brook Farm’s Or­chard tea rooms for af­ter­noon tea (op­tional) in the heart of the John Clare Coun­try. When: 10am to 4pm How: Book­ing is es­sen­tial, call Rachel Price, 01733 294543 or e-mail rachel. Cost: Op­tional cream teas at £3.99 each

Great Fen Greenwatch Events and vol­un­teer­ing for 12 to 18 year olds Who: The Wildlife Trust Where: Ram­sey Heights Coun­try­side Class­room and Na­ture, Re­serve, Chapel Road, Ram­sey Heights, PE26 2RS What: A new group for young peo­ple needs your help to make gi­ant wildlife pup­pets out of re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als, which will go on dis­play at Ram­sey Car­ni­val and through­out the trust’s sum­mer events. Come along for an hour or two or stop all af­ter­noon. When: 1pm to 4.30pm How: Book­ing is es­sen­tial. To book, or to find out more con­tact: info@great­fen., call 01487 710420, or visit www. great­ Cost: Sug­gested do­na­tion £2.50 per per­son

Bus Walk: Wit­ter­ing, Thorn­haugh, Wans­ford Who: Peter­bor­ough Ram­blers Where: Queens­gate Bus Sta­tion, Bay 10 (for Bus 9) What: Bus to Wit­ter­ing Church, then walk with wide views of rolling coun­try, through Ab­bots Wood and pic­turesque Thorn­haugh, end­ing with time for tea in Wans­ford. When: 1.30pm to 5.35pm How: Chris Cooper on 01733 361914 or chriscoop­er­fcca@hot­ Cost: Lo­cal bus fare

Cy­cling the Nass­aburgh Trail with a BBQ at Wil­low Brook Farm Who: Trav­el­choice, Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil Where: Bret­ton Cen­tre (out­side the en­trance to Bret­ton Cen­tre / Sains­burys en­trance) What: Leisurely 13 mile cir­cu­lar route tak­ing in some of western Peter­bor­ough’s most scenic coun­try­side and pic­turesque ru­ral vil­lages in­clud­ing Cas­tor, Ailsworth and Marholm. Time: 6.15pm How: For cater­ing pur­poses if you are in­ter­est­ing in at­tend­ing the ride, e-mail trav­el­choice@peter­bor­ Cost: Free. But small cost for bar­be­cue etc

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