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April

Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd April:
 
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX.
10-4pm

The Cadbury bunny has fallen down the rabbit hole and been transported back in time. Help him learn about animals that have lived at Ashridge throughout the ages. Can you answer all the questions to claim your chocolate reward? Booking not needed
 
PRICE: Child: £5
0CONTACT:  01442 851227 | https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate/whats-on
Monday 2nd April:
 
Hemel Hempstead RSPB Meeting
Cavendish School, Warners End Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3DW.
8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
 
"Flower Power" - In this talk Dr Brenda Harold explains how flowers and plants generally are important to the success of birds and wildlife and how they interact.
 
PRICE: £3 RSPB members / £3.50 non-members.
CONTACT: Ian Wilson on 07929997759 | www.rspb.org.uk/groups/hemelhempstead

Tuesday 3rd April:
 
Wildlife Warriors: Identification
College Lake Visitor Centre, Upper Icknield Way, nr Tring, HP23 5QG
10:30am - 12pm & 2-3.30pm
 
College Lake will be joining the team at NHM Tring to find out all about Tring's wonderful wildlife!
Come along to enjoy bug hunting, identifying plants and birds, and make a nature craft to take home.
Activities suitable for children age 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

PRICE: £6
CONTACT:  www.bbowt.org.uk | 02079426163

Thursday 5th April: 
 
West Herts Floral Society Meeting 
St John's Church Hall, Station Road, Boxmoor
7.30pm
 
Flower arranging demonstration by Christine Long. Everyone welcome.

PRICE: Annual subscription £25 plus £1 per meeting. Visitors £4 per meeting. 
CONTACT:  Geraldine 01442 248740 or Catherine 01442 246289

Saturday 7th April:
 
Berkhamsted Artisans, Arts & Crafts Market
Above Carluccio's in the Town Hall, High Street
10-4pm
Saturday 7th April:
 
Little Gaddesden Community Market - Cancelled due to the hall being refurbished.  

Saturday 7th April:
 
Berkhamsted Jazz - Derek Nash Quartet
Berkhamsted Civic Hall.
8.00pm (doors open 7.15pm).
 
PRICE: £13 for visitors and guests.
CONTACT: Tickets may be ordered (Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm please) from 01442-824173 bjazztickets@gmail.com  | berkhamstedjazz.co.uk
Sunday 8th April:
 
Hemel Hempstead Old Town Market
Old Town High Street
11am-3pm.
 
CONTACT: www.saundersmarkets.co.uk

Monday 9th April - Friday 13th April:

Easter Crafts
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX.
10-4pm

Come along and make your own Easter craft before enjoying a walk in the Ashridge woods.  Booking not needed
 
PRICE: Child: £2
CONTACT: 01442 851227 | https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate/whats-on

Tuesday 10th April:
 
Wildlife Warriors: Tracks and Signs
College Lake Visitor Centre, Upper Icknield Way, nr Tring, HP23 5QG
10:30am - 12pm
 
Join us at College Lake, along with the team from NHM Tring, and learn how to become a nature detective! 
Find out about the animals that live in the woods at College Lake, investigate the clues they leave behind, and complete a detective mission!
Suitable for over 5 yrs. Booking essential

PRICE: £6
CONTACT:  www.bbowt.org.uk | 01442 826774

Tuesday 10th April:
 
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

Wednesday 11th April: 

Gentle Stroll - Signs of spring
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX. 
2.30 - 4.30pm

There is a large variety of plants and trees at Ashridge. join this group to explore the area around the visitor centre for signs of spring amongst the different species that grow here.  Booking not needed

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

Saturday 14th April:
 
Tring Farmers Market
Brook Street, Tring.
9-12.15pm.
Saturday 14th April:
 
Little Chalfont Farmers Market
Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane.
9-1pm

Saturday 14th April:
 
Bovingdon and District Horticultural Society - Spring Show
Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon 

2.30pm - 4pm
 
A show of daffodils and other spring flowers, floral art, handicraft and paintings. Parking available, disabled access available. Everyone welcome.
 
PRICE: Free entry
CONTACT: email@micleon.co.uk | 01442 833665
 

Sunday 15th April:
 
St Albans Farmers Market
St Peters Street, St Albans
8am to 2pm
 
www.stalbansfarmersmarket.co.uk
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th April:
 
Berkhamsted Film Society presents ARRIVAL
Berkhamsted Civic Centre, High Street, HP4 3HD.
8pm.
 
An emotionally arresting, visually inventive sci-fi masterpiece. When spacecraft land across the globe, how do we communicate? Cert 12A. 116 mins
 
PRICE: Non-members £5 on the door.
CONTCT: 01442 863155 | www.berkhamstedfilmsociety.co.uk

Thursday 19th April:
 
Street Food Heroes - Hemel
St Marys Close Car Park, Old Hemel High Street
4-9pm
 
Street Food, DJ/Live Music, Vintage Stalls, Mobile Bar. A great evening for all the family.

PRICE: Free
CONTCT:  www.facebook.com/streetfoodheroes 
Sunday 22nd April:
 
Berkhamsted Farmers Market
High Street,
10am-2pm
 
www.berkofm.co.uk
Monday 23rd April:
 
BERKHAMSTED and district ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY LECTURE
The Music room, Berkhamsted School, Mill Street,
at 7.45pm.
 
The Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon Burial.  Lyn Blackmore, FSA, Senior Finds Specialist, Museum of London.
 
CONTACT: www.berkhamstedarchaeology.co.uk

Tuesday 24th April:
 
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
Wednesday 25th April:
 
Hemel Hempstead History and Museum Society Meeting
Carey Baptist Church Hall, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.
8pm (Doors 7.30pm).
 
Masterpieces in Miniature - Coins and their history by Peter Clayton
 
Non-Members £2. 01442 398285
CONTACT: www.historysochemel.bravesites.com
Saturday 28th April:
 
Tring Farmers Market
Brook Street, Tring.
9-12.15pm.

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April:

Berko Beer Fest
Berkhamsted Cricket Club,  Castle Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1HE
Fri 6-11pm & Sat noon-11pm

A range of 36 beers from breweries in the Chilterns and surrounding areas. Plus 12 ciders, wine and soft drinks available.  A range of street food including burgers,curry and vegetarian options.  Four comedy acts from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week. Live music from local bands.

PRICE: Comedy Night £12 advance/£15 on night (if available) Free entry Saturday.
CONTACT: 07774 161708 | beer@berkobeerfest.co.uk  | www.berkobeerfest.co.uk 

Saturday 28th April:

Watercolour Workshops
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre
1.30 - 4.30pm

Join local artist Liz Rogers and create your own watercolour painting of the Ashridge bluebells.  The workshops led by Liz will provide participants with the chance to photograph or sketch the Ashridge bluebells, then create a watercolour masterpiece back at the visitor centre. All materials and refreshments will be provided. Don't miss this special opportunity to take a little piece of the Ashridge bluebells home with you.  Booking Essential
 
PRICE: £30

Sunday 29th April:
 
Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden
10am to 2pm
CONTACT: www.harpendenfarmersmarket.co.uk 

Sunday 29th April:
 
Bubble Rush Herts
Gadebridge Park, Leighton Buzzard Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DN
11-3pm

For the third year running and by popular demand – the bubbles are back! This year we will be combining our two fantastic Bubble Rush events into one gigantic frothy fiesta, and we hope as many of you as possible will join us.  Grab the family and sign up for our incredi-bubble event as we turn Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead into a mass of frothy bubbles.

Everybody from tots to teens and grown-ups to grandparents can enjoy running, walking or dancing through safe, frothy, foam at our different coloured bubble stations in aid of Hospice care! Visit www.stfrancis.org.uk/bubblerush to book your place now!

 

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