HIGHCLIFFE: The Highcliffe Residents’ Association is holding its next quarterly meeting at St Mark’s Church Hall in Hinton Wood Avenue, Highcliffe, at 7pm on Monday, March 11.

All members and interested residents of Highcliffe and Walkford are welcome.

SOUTHBOURNE: Southbourne Literary Society meets at Trinity Methodist Church on February 20 for a talk entitled The Origins of Words and Sayings.

Call 01202 258304 or visit southbourneliterarysociety.org.uk for more details.

SOUTHBOURNE: Southbourne Evening Townswomen’s Guild meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Immanuel Church Hall in Southbourne Road at 7.15pm.

All welcome, call 01202 430460 for details.

CHRISTCHURCH: St George’s Church in Christchurch hosts a get-together every Friday from 2.30pm to 4pm, with board games and refreshments.

All welcome, admission free.

BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth residents wishing to grow their own fruit and veg are invited to visit the North Bournemouth Allotment Society’s shop on site in Cornelia Road any Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 12pm, as plots are now available.

CHRISTCHURCH: Music Mice meet in Room 8 at Priory House, Christchurch, from 9.15am on February 25 for a short bible story and lots of singing with noisy instruments.

The event is suitable for babies and toddlers and their parents or carers.

CHRISTCHURCH: Age Concern Friendship Group is a friendship and support group for the older community in the Christchurch area.

The group meets at St Catherine’s Hill Community Hall in Marlow Drive at 2pm on Wednesdays.

CHRISTCHURCH: Free French Linga sessions are held at Table Table, Bailey Bridge, Christchurch from 10.30am to 11.45am on Thursdays. French conversation based on the subjects in DK 15 Minute French book. Call Claire on 01202 423431 for details.

HIGHCLIFFE: Highcliffe Women’s Institute meets at the day centre in Lymington Road at 7.15pm on Thursday, February 21, with a talk by Mary Reader of the Christchurch Food Festival, followed by social time and a quiz. Visitors welcome.

LULWORTH: Fossil workshops are being held at Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre from February 18 to 22, when children of all ages can have a go at fossil casting and ammonite slice polishing. Call 01929 400587 for details.

SWANAGE: Discover the stories written in the rocks at Durlston Country Park in Swanage with a Durlston Rocks event on Sunday, February 17. Cost £3, call 01929 424443 for d