1 WHY not head across to the Studland Visitor’s Centre at Knoll Beach car park on Sunday morning to cheer on the hundreds of runners taking part in the Studland Stampede. This 12k off-road race which starts at 10.30am, is now in its 15th year and is part of The Purbeck Trail Series.

2 TOMORROW marks the UK’s first all female festival at Sandford Park near Wareham. The festival which takes place at Sandford Holiday Park at Holton Heath “aims to promote female empowerment and diminish inequality and discrimination in the music industry”. The event – which follows a trial run, then called the Diva Music Festival last year – is curated by singer-songwriters KT Tunstall and actress and singer Heather Peace. For full details see far left.

3 IT will be full steam ahead for Swanage Railway’s annual Autumn Steam Gala this weekend which runs from Friday to Sunday. Organisers promise a weekend filled with “guest locomotives, home-fleet engines and an exciting timetable of events and evening dining”.

4 HAVING spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002, Will Young is back with his seventh album Lexicon which he will be performing at Bournemouth Pavilion on Saturday night.

5 IT’S been ten years since Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, beating Susan Boyle in front of a television audience of over 20 million. Since then, thanks to the overwhelming support of their fans and the British public they continue to wow audiences around the world with their innovative live tours and performances. They will be raising the roof of the BIC on Saturday with a matinee and evening performance.

6 ONE of Britain’s greatest soul singers Beverley Knight will be performing songs by Stevie Wonder at the Bournemouth International Centre on Sunday night. See online for the full interview.

7 IF you’re a dog lover, why not take your four-legged friend to church. St John’s Church on Macaulay Road in Broadstone, is holding its first ever service for animals on Sunday at 3pm . The service, which is being called Wet Nose Sunday, will end with a special blessing for the animals. Organisers hope that Wet Nose Sunday will become an annual tradition.

8 WITH over 50 real ales and ciders available, the two day Wimborne Beer Festival at the Allendale Centre also features live music and entertainment courtesy of local Dorset-based bands such as the ever popular Mother Ukers. The charity event, which is now in its 13th year, runs from 6pm to 11pm on Friday and from 12noon to 11pm on Saturday.

9 EXERCISE enthusiasts are being urged to register for a free fitness festival at the Bournemouth International Centre on Sunday. High-energy classes will run alongside mindfulness and meditation during the event, open to everyone from fitness fanatics to beginners. Classes will take place between 9am and 5.45pm. Anyone who wishes to register for the classes can do so at bhliveactive.org.uk/fitnessfestival

10 HEAD over to the Coach and Horses in Wimborne for a family fun day on Saturday which includes a dog show at 12.30pm. £1 per class. No registration required.

11 AN Autumn Craft Fair will be held at Kinson Community centre from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday. There will be goody bags for the first 40 customers in the queue. Entry is £1 on the door. Under-15s free.