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Forthcoming Events
On this page we hope to inform you of any special events that will be taking place at the Arboretum in the near future. These will be added to as more information becomes available and dates are confirmed.

As there are too many dedications, events, etc., taking place during the next few months, to mention on this page. To book, or simply ask for more information, please contact the Arboretum direct, on Tel: 01283-792333 Email: nmainfo@britishlegion.org.uk Website: www.nationalmemorialarboretum.org.uk

A list of certain events can also be found at the bottom of the latest Friends' Newsletter.


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March 2008


Saturday 21st March
Wildlife Watch Group
Activities and walks for children and young persons led by Richard Thorpe, NMA Volunteer Wildlife Officer. Between 2 pm to 4 pm. £1 per child. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact Lynne Barkas, Events Officer 01283 799857

Sunday 22th March
Mothering Sunday
Arboretum Guide Books are available £7 on the site, £10 by mail. This makes an ideal gift. The Arboretum Gift Shop has a wonderful selection of gifts and cards for Mums of all ages, plus a  selection of unique bouquets for the special ladies in your life. Lunch is served between 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm. Mothering Sunday 3 course lunch £16.95, £10 Children under 12 years. After lunch, join in with an Avenues Guided Walk, and enjoy the fresh air and exercise the Arboretum has to offer. £2 each.

Saturday 28th March
Church Lads and Church Girls' Brigade National Band.
Visit and informal concert as part of the Band's rehearsal weekend. Time to be confirmed, but likely to be afternoon. Venue: in and around the Chapel. No fixed charge, but donations for the Arboretum requested. Contact: Lynne Barkas, Events Officer Tel : 001283 799857 or 792333.


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April 2009


Wednesday 1st April
Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the National Memorial Arboretum.
Conference Room 7.30 pm.
1. Report from Officers of the committee.
2. Presentation of the Friend of the Year Award.
3. To resolve that the Society be dissolved
4. Distribution of Assets of the Society.
If you would like to help maintain the existing ethos of the NMA, you are recommended to attend this meeting to hear about the proposed changes in the organisation of the Friends/ Volunteers.

Sunday 5th April
Midlands Automobile Club.
Start of Vintage and Classic Car run. Display of vehicles on Millennium Avenue. Time from 9.00 am. For more information visit  www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk/ index

Sunday 12thApril
Easter Day Service
Led by Pastor Paul Owen, Acting Honorary Chaplain to the Arboretum. Time : 10.00 am. Venue : The Millennium Chapel. Cost:     Retiring Collection will be made on behalf of the NMA. Open to all, but seating capacity 120. Contact : Lynne Barkas, Events Officer for details  01283 799857.
Easter Family Activities
Hot cross buns will be served in the Arbour Cafe after the 10.00 am Easter service, or join the family trail at 11.30 am . Answer all the questions and win a chocolate Easter Egg. The Woodland Play area will be open for the first time. Story tellers will read from "Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame throughout  the afternoon  in the Riverside shelter.
Lunch time specials in the Arbour Cafe. Starter and main course with tea and coffee for £14.95 per person or £8.00 for children under 12. With an option on the day to add dessert and have three courses for £16.95 per person or £10 for children, under 12.

Saturday 18th April
Wildlife Watch Group
Led by Richard Thorpe, NMA Volunteer Wildlife Officer. Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Booking essential. For details contact Lynne Barkas, Events Officer 01283 799857

Saturday 25th April
94th  Anniversary of Gallipoli
Remembrance service 11.30 am in the Millennium Chapel Contact : Nadir Imamoglu 01922406604.

Sunday 26th April
Firefighters Memorial Charitable Trust
Service of thanksgiving followed by March Past. Time : 12.00  noon. For details contact Colin Bailey 01642 287772
Classic Car  "Drive it Day "
For details contact : Pauline Blake   01827 373 670 or 373573


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May / June 2009


Saturday 16th May
Wildlife Watch Group
Led by Richard Thorpe, NMA Volunteer Wildlife Officer. Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Booking essential. For details contact Lynne Barkas, Events Officer 01283 799857
RSPB Bird Walk at Croxall Lakes.
For details contact Lynne Barkas, Events Officer 01283 799857

  Saturday 20th June
Wildlife Watch Group
Led by Richard Thorpe, NMA Volunteer Wildlife Officer. Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Booking essential. For details contact Lynne Barkas, Events Officer 01283 799857

Saturday 27th June
RAF Regiment Association
Annual Service of Remembrance. For details: Website rafregt.org.uk


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