You know summer has finally arrived when St Boswells kicks off the season of festivals and common ridings with its annual Village Week.
And that means summer for 2015 arrives over the weekend of May 30 and 31 this year, with a packed programme for all the family.
The full programme is as follows:
Saturday, May 30: coffee morning, 9.30-11.30am in village hall, £1 per person; family tennis fun day and barbecue at tennis court, 2-5pm, admission free; St BOSWELLS LIVE! 7.30pm in village hall. Tickets from Post Office or via www.stboswellslive.com
Sunday, May 31: Car Boot Sale, 9am-1pm on The Green.
Monday, June 1: Jango Starr (children’s entertainer), 10.30am-12.30pm in village hall, suitable for all ages, £3 including lunch bag and snack.
Golf Fun Day, from 2.30-5pm in golf club, and barbecue from 5pm. Free.
Tuesday, June 2: Evening Guided Walk, from 6.30pmwith John Wood. Along Dere Street, three hours’ duration (moderate). Meet at bus stop (not suitable for push/wheelchairs. Shared transport to/from start/end of walk).
Wednesday, June 3: Car Treasure Hunt, 6pm, starts and finishes at village hall (followed by ‘soup supper’ in hall and results). £5 per car.
Thursday, June 4: afternoon tea for all, 2.30-4pm in church hall (£2/£1/under-5s free).
Beat The Retreat on The Green, 6pm. Free.
Boswells Got Talent, 7-9.30pm in village hall (£3 adults/£2 concessions).
Friday, June 5: Lunch Club, noon-1.30pm in church hall.
Family football at the rugby club (barbecue, food and tuck shop).
Saturday, June 6: coffee morning, 10am in church hall.
Pet Show, 11am on the Green plus Cake & Candy Stall.
Climb on board a Fire Engine, 11am on the Green.
Fancy Dress Parade, 3pm on The Green (Theme is Something Sweet), free, results at 3.45pm. Family Disco, 4-6pm in village hall (free).
Sunday, June 7: church service, 10.45am and Silver Band on the Croft,11.45am. Coffee after service in church hall; Traditional Potted Sports, 2pm, on The Croft (free); Village Race, 4pm. Plus Silver Band and presentation of medals and raffle.
Game of rounders and barbecue, 6pm at cricket club (bar open afternoon/evening).
See posters and daily blackboard notices during Village Week or regular updates on St Boswells Village Facebook page.