Events Monday May 25
ARDLEIGH. Green Island Gardens: Open Gardens, 10am-5pm, tearoom & nursery, garden design & planting workshops, tel. 07950 232360.
BAWDSEY. Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block: Open, 12.30-4.30pm, last entry 4pm, �3 adults, children free, tel. 07821 162879.
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Recreation Ground: Spring Bank Holiday Fete and Fun Dog Show, 2-4pm, teas, cakes, bbq, miniature train rides, morris dancing, grand draw and more.
BAYLHAM. Baylham House, Mill Lane: Rare Breeds Farm open, 11am, cattle, pigs, goats, alpacas & poultry, shop & cafe, off B1113, tel. 01473 830264.
- 1 WATCH: 'Selfish' drug-driver ploughs into police detective's vehicle
- 2 Body of man, 22, found in River Orwell
- 3 First look at £10m Sudbury garden centre revamp
- 4 Mum of 'beautiful' Lily calls for young people to have their hearts tested
- 5 'I'll always have love for Ipswich, but it was time to move on' - Dozzell signs for QPR
- 6 'Kind and loving' husband-to-be dies of lymphoma aged 27
- 7 'I can't carry it' - Shock as plant starts growing eight inches a day
- 8 Former Town assistant Taylor back in football
- 9 265 new homes set to be built off A14 at Stowmarket
- 10 Forward Sears completes Colchester return
BECCLES. Goosegreen Wholesale Nurseries, Goosegreen East, off Common Lane: Public open day, 9am-9pm.
BILLINGFORD, DISS. Mill: Windmill open day, 11am-4.30pm, �2, children free.
BLYFORD. All Saints' Church: Flowers and Teas, plus stalls, noon-4.30pm, iao church funds.
BOCKING. Church Street: Windmill open, 2-5pm.
BOXTED. Carters Vineyards: Open, 11am-5pm, self guided tours and tastings, nature trail and picnic area, �4 adults, U18s free, tel. 01206 271136.
Various: Gardens Open, 11am-5.30pm, also raffle, lunches, teas and sale of Boxted: Portrait of an English Village.
BRADENHAM. Village Green: Bygone Transport Rally and Village Sports Day, all makes, models and conditions of classic and vintage vehicles welcome, bar and refreshments available, from 1pm, free.
BRESSINGHAM. Redgrave & Lopham Fen: Dragonfly Trail, 10am-5pm.
BUNGAY. Flixton: Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum Open, 10am-5pm, 60 aircraft and over 20,000 artefacts to view, refreshments, admission free - donations welcome.
BURY ST. EDMUNDS. South Hill, 42 Southgate Street: Garden open for NGS, town garden where Mr Pickwick landed in a gooseberry bush, divided into small compartments including maze, woodland path, herb garden and herbaceous borders, 11am-6pm, �2.50, children free.
St Edmundsbury Cathedral: Guided Tours, 11.30am, no need to book, meet the guide by the font.
BUXHALL. Granary Crafts, Brook Farm: Open, 10.30am-5pm, bygones museum, tea room and gift shop, free adm, tel. 01449 736363.
DEDHAM. Town Square: Fiddlestocks Clog & Morris dancers, 5.30pm.
EAST BERGHOLT. Church Meadow: Congregational Church Fayre, 10am, Mrs Jenny's Arc, rabbits, guinea pigs etc, old cars, motorbikes, bouncy castle, face painting and refreshments.
St Mary's Church: Bank Holiday Market, 10am-3pm, cakes, plants, gifts, games, raffle and refreshments.
EASTON, WOODBRIDGE. Farm Park: Open, 10.30am-6pm, lots of daily activities, adults �6.75, Over 60s �6.25, child �5.50, tel. 01728 746475.
FELIXSTOWE. Felixstowe Museum: Open, 1-5.30pm, extensive collections of model aircraft, ships, tanks, photographs & local maps, �1 adults, 50p children, U5's free, tel. 01394 674355.
Landguard Fort: Open, 10am-5pm.
The Feathers, 231 High Street, Walton: BBQ and Pub Sports Challenge, 2pm, live music from Mean Mister Mustard.
FINCHINGFIELD. Village: Fiddlestocks Clog & Morris dancers, 10am.
FRAMLINGHAM. Castle: Craft Fair, 10am. Tudor Trail for Children, traditional games, seek out King Henry VIII and his six wives, 11am-5pm, �5.70, concs �4.80, children �2.90, family ticket �14.30, English Heritage members free.
FRESTON. The Boot: Family Fun Day, 2-7.30pm, free bouncy castle, ice-creams & balloons for children, bbq from 2pm, live music by Kirk The Ambassador of Rock & Roll from 3pm.
GISSING. Old School: Craft demonstration day, local crafts people at work, have a go yourself, gifts for sale, coffee and cakes, cream teas available, 10am-5pm.
GREAT YARMOUTH. Marina Centre, Marine Parade: Craft and Gift Fair, 10am-4pm.
Nelson Museum, South Quay: A Sailor's Life For Me, meet Seaman Grog, story-telling and craft activities, 11am-3pm, �3.40, children �2, family �9 inc museum entry.
GREAT YELDHAM. St Andrew's Church: Famous Ladies Flower Festival, various stalls inc plants, bric a brac and books.
HADDISCOE. St Mary's Church: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, photographic exhibition from local societies and individuals, forge in Church Lane open with demonstrations, refreshments available, 10am-4pm.
HALESWORTH. Halesworth (Holton) Airfield Memorial Museum, Sparrowhawk Road: Open, 2-5pm, airfield memorabilia from WW2, combat records, library, photographs & refreshments, free entry, tel. 01986 875084.
Oasis Camel Centre, Orchard Farm, Cratfield Road, Linstead: Open Daily, 10.30am-5pm, lots of unusual animals to see, petting sessions and daily activities, tel. 07836 734748.
HUNTINGFIELD. St Mary's Church: Art Exhibition and sale, plants, books, raffle, tombola, cakes and teas available, 10.30am-5pm.
IPSWICH. Christchurch Mansion: Be A Victorian Child, classroom sessions 11am, noon, 1.30pm & 2.30pm, suit 5-12 year olds, journey back 150 years and discover what life was like for a Victorian child! tel. 01473 433554.
Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Road: Open, over 100 major exhibits, 11am-4pm, �4 adults, discounts for children, concs and family, tel. 01473 715666.
Suffolk Aviation Heritage Display Centre, The Old Radio Site, Foxhall Road: Aviation Artwork Weekend, 11am-4pm, sale of aviation and military prints by Geoff Pleasance, coffee shop and parking.
LAVENHAM. Tourist Information Centre: Lavenham Medieval Walk & The Gregarious Gayer-Andersons at Little Hall, 2.30pm, �5, must book, tel. 01787 248207.
LAXFIELD. The Erasmus Foundation Spiritual Teaching and Healing Centre, Moat House, Banyards Green: Open gardens, cream teas, free natural healing, 2-6pm, �2.50, senior citizens �1.50, under 14s free.
LITTLE BLAKENHAM. Blakenham Woodland Garden: Open, 10am-5pm daily, �3, children half price, tel. 07760342131.
LONG MELFORD. Various: Open Gardens, 10am-5pm, �3 adults, over 15 gardens, refreshments available.
LOWESTOFT. Somerleyton Hall and Gardens: Bug Day, 10.30am-3.30pm, bug art workshop and creepy crawlies to be win in the Children's Bug Hunt, ancient yew maze, gardens, and tearoom.
MILDENHALL. Rex Graham Reserve, situ at ride 306 Mildenhall woods, on the A1101 towards Bury St Edmunds, off the five-ways roundabout: Open Day, 9.30am-3.30pm, rare military orchid reserve, tel. 01842 810271.
NAYLAND. Church: Fete, 2-4.30pm, �2 adults, 50p child & cons, stalls, sideshows, jazz band, sports and homemade teas.
ONEHOUSE. Church Rooms Car Park, Forest Road: Wild In The Wood, 2-4pm, explore Northfield wood on a walk of discovery for children with fun activities, wellies & old clothes recommended, free, booking essential, tel. 01449 676800.
ORFORD. Orford Museum, Castle: Open, 10am-5pm, English Heritage charge for entry to castle.
OTLEY. Willowmead, Otley Bottom: Willowmead Alpacas, 10am-4pm, weaving studio, coffee, homemade cakes, handmade crafts and yarns, tel. 01473 738212.
PAKENHAM. Water Mill: Open, 1.30-5pm, tea room, guided tour, �3 adults, �2.50 OAPs, over 5s �1.50, tel. 01284 763068.
PARHAM. Airfield Museum: Open, 11am-5pm, unique museum housed in original control tower building and a recreated underground bunker, free.
REDGRAVE. Redgrave and Lopham Fen: Dragonfly trail, 10am-5pm. Exhibition of paintings by Stephanie Gosling, 10am-5pm.
REDLINGFIELD. St Andrew's Church: Flower Festival, 10am-6pm, arrangements from old fashioned farming methods to modern day village, also book stalls, refreshments and tombola.
SOHAM. Recreation Ground, Fountain Lane: Soham Carnival and Heavy Horse Show, heavy horse show, 9am-1pm, carnival parade (1pm), vintage and classic vehicle show (4pm), stalls, games, static birds of prey display, live music, Soham Fenlander Majorette Troupe, Punch and Judy, bygones display and more, 9am-5pm, �3.50, concs �2.50, children (16 and under) 50p.
SOMERLEYTON. Somerleyton Hall and Gardens: Bug Day, children's bug hunt, free bug art workshops, 10.30am-3.3pm, gardens open 10am-5pm, hall open 11.30am-3.30pm.
SOTTERLEY. Sotterley Hall: Traditional garden fete, gardens open, stalls, games, teas, fly past by P51 Mustang (3.30pm), no dogs please, 5.30pm, 2-5pm, �3, children free, iao St Margaret's Church.
SOUTHWOLD. Lighthouse: Open, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm, �3 adults, �2 child, �8 family.
STONHAM ASPAL. Village Hall: Plant Sale & Bank Holiday Refreshments, 10am-5pm, also crafts, book and produce stalls.
THETFORD. Library, Raymond Street: Thomas Paine Festival: Pamphilon Paints Paine, Ned Pamphilon painting a portrayal of Paine live, 8.30am-6pm.
TOPCROFT. Village: Open gardens, 10 gardens, visit where Margery Brewes wrote the first Valentine, refreshments, guide dogs only, 11am-5pm, �3, iao St Margaret's Church.
TROSTON. The Kitchen Garden, Church Lane: National Garden Scheme garden open, 2-5pm, �3, homemade teas in church.
UFFORD. Parish Church: Flower & Crafts Festival - Wedding Anniversaries, 10am-6pm.
WENHASTON. Village Hall: Archive Project Exhibition, 10am-6pm, many photographs on display, refreshments available.
Woottens, Blackheath Road: Garden open for NGS, small romantic garden redesigned in 2003, scented planting, two-acres of bearded iris, 9.30am-5pm �1/children free.
WEST STOW. West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village: A Stitch in Time, experimental archaeology, living history, demonstrations and hands-on activities, modern craft market, 10am-5pm, last entry 4pm, �6, children �5, families �17.50.
WICKEN. Wicken Fen: Pond dipping, 30-minute sessions between 12.30-3.30pm, �1.50 plus normal admission applies. Wild food trail, 10am-5pm, �1 inc prize for each completed trail sheet, normal adm applies.
WICKHAM SKEITH. Village Hall: Garage Sales & Craft Exhibition.
WITHAM. Elements: Fancy Dress Party, 7.30pm-midnight, �5, canapes, prize, DJ and raffle, tel. 01376 512131.
WOODBRIDGE. Building 134, Bentwaters Park, Rendlesham: Bentwaters Cold War Museum Open, 10am-4pm, �4 adult, children 14 & under free, exhibition rooms.
Burkitt Road: Buttrums Windmill open, 2-5pm, donations iao St Elizabeth Hospice and our local blind.
Sutton Hoo: Feasting and Celebration Trail, 10.30am-5pm, hunt for drinking horns, solve the clues and win prizes, �1.50. Gruesome Graves Tour, noon & 2pm, special tour of burial mounds, places limited.
WORLINGHAM. Church: Flower Festival - TV Programmes, 10am-6pm.
WORMINGFORD. St Andrew's Church: Flower Festival - A Good read, 10.30am-5.30pm, homemade teas, cakes, bric a brac & raffle. YOXFORD. Church: Flower Festival, 10am-5pm, theme bible stories, plants & home produce for sale, organ music, refreshments.
IPSWICH. New Wolsey Theatre: Can Any Mother Help Me?, 7.45pm, a touching new play that brings to life the funny and moving stories of a group of early 20th Century women, �7.95-�18.95, tel. 01473 295900.
NORWICH. Maddermarket Theatre, St John's Alley: Separate Tables, comedy by Terence Rattigan, 7.30pm, �8-�12, tel. 01603 620917.
Music (courtesy of Grapevine)
BECCLES. Swan House: Big Sister, 8.30pm.
BURY ST. EDMUNDS. Grapes: Karaoke with Nettie from Storm.
CAMBRIDGE. Portland Arms: The Mono Effect & Lonely The Brave & support.
COLCHESTER. Fat Cat: Poker Night, 7pm.
FELIXSTOWE. Dolphin Hotel: Karaoke.
HADDISCOE. Crown: Murphy's Lore, 3pm.
IPSWICH. Case Is Altered: Wizzo's Karaoke.
Steamboat Tavern: Soulbrook, 3pm.
Swan: DJ Yoshi - Rock, Alternative, Punk.
LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: Dancing Queen - Abba tribute, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, �22.50, concs �20.50, tel. 01502 533200.
IPSWICH. Northgate Sports Centre: DanceEast dance classes, Sprinkles 4.15-5.15pm creative dance for ages 3-7 years. Adult Ballet 6-7.15pm beginners, 7.30-9pm improvers, age 16 plus. Yoga 11.15am-12.45pm Hatha yoga. tel. 01473 295241.
St Clements SC, Foxhall Road: Ballroom & Sequence Dance Club, 8-11.15pm, �3.50, music by M & MG Music, tel. 01473 711551.
KESSINGLAND. Sports and Social Centre, Francis Road: Ceroc modern jive, beginners and intermediates 7.30-10.30pm, 07801 492358.
LOWESTOFT. Beaconsfield Club, Surrey Street: Salsa with Alegria, class 8-11pm, tel. 07710 205557.
MARTLESHAM. Community Centre, Old Felixstowe Road (behind Tescos): Lait Dance Club, Children's Latin, Ballroom & Disco - 5.30-6.45pm under 10s, 6.15-7.25pm 10s & over. Adult Ballroom & Latin - 7.30-8.30pm Intermediate, 8.30-9.30pm Improvers, tel. 01473 743079.
NEEDHAM. Village Hall: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8-10pm �5. Salsa, beginners and improvers 7.05-7.50pm, �3.25, tel. 01953 455500.
STOWUPLAND. Village Hall: Ballroom Social Dance, 7.30-10pm, ballroom Latin & sequence dancing, �2.50 inc tea and coffee, music by Fourfleet1beat, tel. 01449 672601.
SUDBURY. Station Lounge, Station Road: Salsa Classes for beginners, 8pm, tel. 07834 464231.
THETFORD. Carnegie Rooms: Salsa Classes, 7.30-10.30pm, for all levels, beginners welcome, partner not necessary, tel. 07863 291074.
BOXTED. The Cottage Garden, Langham Road: Big Barn Sale, 10am-4pm, 100's of items ex-nursery stock, plants, pots artefacts etc.
BURGH CASTLE. Market Road: Car boot, gates 6am, tel. 01493 780015 (Julie).
BURY ST EDMUNDS. Buttermarket and Cornhill: Bury St Edmunds Flower and Continental Market, 10am-4pm.
CARBROOKE. Village Hall and Millennium Green: Lazy Bones car boot, followed by barbecue, bar available, from noon, pitches �5, tel. 01953 889342 or 488895.
FELIXSTOWE. Museum Grounds, Landguard Point: Book Sale, next to viewing area, noon-5pm, for book donations tel. 01394 674355 or 285506.
FRAMLINGHAM. Sports Club, Badingham Road: Car Boot Sale, 10am, �5, no need to book.
GREAT YARMOUTH. Marina Centre, Marine Parade: Craft and Gift Fair, plus football memorabilia, 10am-4pm, iao a school in The Gambia.
HADLEIGH, IPSWICH. Football Club, Millfield, off Duke Street: Car Boot Sale, 8am, �5 per pitch in advance, �6.50 on day, refreshments, burger bar, cream teas and home made cakes available, tel. 07917 730516.
SUDBURY. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane: Fundraisers Car Boot and Craft Sale, 10am-3pm, plus refreshments and a cartoon film show, tel. 01787 374745.
WOODBRIDGE. Community Hall, Station Road: Antiques & Collectors Fair, 10am4pm, adm 70p, food and refreshments available.