HERE'S a round-up of 10 fun things to do near Hexham this weekend.
1. Hexham Jazz Festival
When? Friday, May 13 until Sunday, May 15
Where? Hexham Abbey
The festival will bring together top musicians from across the country to perform in the historic Hexham Abbey. Profits from the concert will be donated to Newcastle University's "Centre of Cancer". Food and drink will be available.
2. Up with the Skylarks
When? Sunday, May 15
Where? Walltown Country Park, Greenhead
Join ecologist Gill for an early morning walk to enjoy the Dawn Chorus at Walltown Country Park. There will be hot refreshments available. 
3. Myths and Legends
When? Saturday, May 14
Where? Kielder Observatory
Take part in a night of storytelling and stargazing at one of the best sites to get a good look at the stars. Find out what stories have been told about the heavens and what these stories say about us.
4. Belsay Awakes: Scaffolding Tours 
When? Sunday, May 15
Where? Belsay Hall
See a once in a lifetime view of Belsay Hall and the crucial conservation repair work that is being undertaken to repair the roof of this historic building as part of the Belsay Awakes project. To access the top of the scaffolding, visitors will need to climb 10 flights of stairs.
5. Eco Trail
When? Saturday, May 14
Where? Alnwick Garden
Solve the riddles and become an explorer with Scavenger Hunt Bingo, unearthing facts and figures about the environment around us.
6. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
When? Saturday, May 14
Where? The Forum Cinema
Follow Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander on their latest quest to stop Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald from taking over the world.
7. Mind on the Wall Fundraising Walk for Tyneside and Northumberland Mind
When? Saturday, May 14
Where? The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
The organised nine mile walk will take place along Hadrian's Wall, from Cawfields Quarry to The Sill. Funds raised will go towards Tyneside and Northumberland Mind's local mental health services.
8. 'Becoming Radiant' Workshop
When? Saturday, May 14
Where? Hexham
The event aims to deepen inner radiance and wisdom through movement, vocal techniques, and mantras, accompanied by gongs, shruti, poetry and silence. 
9. Restaurant Hjem
When? Friday, May 13
Where? Wall
Try the Michelin starred fine dining restaurant out for yourself. More than 100 TripAdvisor reviews and a five star rating for food, service, and value make it an unmissable experience.
10. Cocktails at The Tannery
When? Saturday, May 14
Where? Hexham
Sample the cocktail of the week at The Tannery, accompanied by a lively atmosphere and live music.