10:30AM, Friday 06 June 2014
It's a packed weekend of events across Maidenhead, Windsor, Slough, Marlow, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area.
Old Windsor Carnival, including the much-anticipated procession, will return while fundraisers will be out in force for the Race for Life at the Royal Windsor Racecourse.
Other highlights include Bucks Open Studios and the Maidenhead Charity Relay Marathon.
See our full round-up of events below:
Former England and Spurs supremo Alan Mullery is hosting a world cup preview at Bray Pavilion.
Notting Hill-born Mullery will give his thoughts on the up-coming tournament in Brazil, followed by a question and answer session at the Pavilion, in the High Street, tomorrow.
The midfielder, who has 35 England caps, played in the 1970 World Cup and won an FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Cup at Tottenham.
He later managed Brighton and Hove Albion, Charlton, Barnet and Crystal Palace.
Tickets for the event cost £20, which includes BBQ food.
They can be bought online at http://www.pavilion-bray.com/pavilion_shop or at the bar.
It starts at 7.30pm.
Harrow School’s top choir will perform at St Michael’s Church on Sunday, June 8.
The Byron Consort is made up of the famous school’s elite singers.
The performance at the church in Bray High Street starts at 3pm and is free.
Refreshments will be served.
Bucks Open Studios runs from tomorrow until Sunday, June 22 at venues across the county and will showcase the work of more than 600 artists.
Visit bucksopenstudios.org.uk for a full listings of events.
Melmott Lodge in The Pound will open its doors to the public tomorrow as part of Bucks Open Studios.
Dennis and Juliette Palmer will showcase their work, which includes watercolour paintings and photographs from around the world, some of which date back to the 1950s.
The free exhibition will run until Sunday, June 22. Call 01628 523089 for details.
Tomorrow, the Holyport Village Fair will open on The Green.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a drink in the beer tent, try their hand at games and stalls, and test their strength in a tug-of-war contest.
There will also be competitions, children's games and a motorbike display.
This year's fair will raise money for Family Friends, Holyport Scouts and Holyport War Memorial Hall.
More than £12,000 was raised at last year's fair.
New adult 'drop in' basketball sessions are heading to the Evreham Sports Centre in Iver.
The sessions are aimed at adults who may not have played the sport in a while or have always wanted to try it.
Starting tomorrow they run from noon until 2pm and cost £3 per session for the first eight weeks.
They will be delivered by an experienced England Basketball qualified coach.
Bookings are not required. Call the Evreham Sports Centre on 01753 672610 for more information.
A conservation project will take place on North Town Moor.
Volunteer group Make Space For Life will be planting fruit trees and improving the hedge soil tomorrow from 10am - 2pm.
The group is welcoming people to join them regardless of experience.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Maidenhead Charity Relay Marathon takes place on Sunday.
A total of 27 teams have entered the race, which sees teams of up to 10 people combine to run a marathon distance around Braywick Park.
Teams can raise money for their chosen charities or just race for fun.
Sarah El-Hawary from Oaken Grove-based Go Figure! Personal Training has entered teams.
She said: "It’s a great opportunity for my clients to get together and do something fun but challenging."
Organiser Purple Patch Running says there is limited space for more teams, but they must enter by today..
Entry costs £150 per team. Call Purple Patch Running for more information on 07860 650579.
A fundraising 'mini festival' for Asthma UK is being held at The Pinkneys Arms.
Tara Deane is hosting the event at the Lee Lane pub on Sunday, June 8.
"I just want to raise as much money as possible," said the 19-year-old.
The Southampton Solent University student said she is raising money for the charity as she has had asthma since she was a baby.
Acts playing on the afternoon are Amya - Ray, The Herberts, Simpson, Richmond and the Groovolution.
Tara, who is also launching her EP 'Staying Young' at the event, will be performing with both an acoustic set and then accompanied by a full band.
There will also be a cake sale and raffle.
The event will be compered by Marlow FM. Entry is free and there will be a voluntary donations box.
Motorists in Slough are to be given the chance to have their catalytic converters security engraved free of charge.
Part of an anti-theft initiative, the free engraving will take place at Kwik Fit in Farnham Road on Saturday, June 7 between 8.30am and 4.30pm.
Sergeant Jon Stanley, from the Baylis and Stoke neighbourhood team, said: "This initiative is being launched to take preventative measures against and help reduce catalytic convertor theft.
"We are committed to tackling this type of crime and it is great that we have the support of a local garage."
Call 01753 694914 to book a slot.
Legends from Arsenal FC will be taking on players from Slough RFC in a charity football match with the help of celebrity friends.
It will take place on Sunday at Tamblyn Fields, in Upton Court Park.
Former Arsenal player Brian Hornsby will be managing the charity team and is likely to be picking from a squad including ex-Gunners Adrian Clarke, Brian Sparrow, and Tony Murtagh.
Celebrities such as actor Ralf Little and Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley could also play.
Current and past players set to turn out for Slough include former Wasps and England star Paul Rendall.
Other attractions on the day will include stalls, games and a bouncy castle.
Crowds of fun seekers will descend on Stoke Poges tomorrow for the annual village fete.
Supercar displays, dog shows, rides and a variety of family activities will all get underway at The Stoke Poges School, in Rogers Lane, from 12.30pm.
The bouncy castles, stalls and shows will end at 5pm with the food, bar and music set to carry on until midnight for people to party the night away.
Visit stokepogesvillagefete.co.uk for more information.
This year's Anguilla Day celebrations are fast approaching.
They will take place at the Polish Association in Stoke Poges on Sunday.
Anguilla Day commemorates the island's 1967 independence.
The event aims to share its rich heritage and culture with the wider Slough community.
A variety of celebrations on the day will include a five-a-side football match, Zumba classes, bouncy castle, and refreshments.
There will also be a releasing of balloons to remember loved ones who have passed away.
It takes place at the venue in Church Lane from noon until 8pm.
Tickets for the event cost £5 for adults and £1 for children.
Everybody is welcome.
An artist from Sunningdale will be opening up her home to art lovers for an exhibition of her sculptures.
Diana Roles, of Hall Cottage, North End Lane, will be exhibiting her ceramic artwork as part of the Surrey Artists Open Studio summer event.
The sculptor draws inspiration for her pieces from the changing of the seasons.
She said: "Much of my work is created as a result of pure observation of the constant changes taking place in my own garden.
"I record the seasons from the tightly closed, almost hidden, forms of early spring through to the dying, withered forms of winter."
The exhibition will be open to the public from 11am-5pm tomorrow and Sunday, June 7 and 8, 11am-5pm and 6pm-8.30pm on June 12, and 11am-5pm on June 14.
The Twyford Beer Festival is returning for a fifth year.
There will be more than 30 real ales on offer as well as cider, German lager, a wine bar, soft drinks and a hog roast.
Funds raised will go to men's Cancer charity Orchid.
The event runs from noon-10.30pm tomorrow, in the Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road.
Visit www.twyfordbeerfest.co.uk for details.
The 32nd Wargrave 10km run is set to take place on Sunday.
Starting from the recreation ground in Recreation Road at 10am, the runners will pass through the village, head up to Crazies Hill before returning to the start and finish point.
A mile-long fun run for children, split into primary and senior school ages, will start from the same place at 9am and 9.15am.
Last year the races raised £4,600 for national and local charities including Cancer Research UK, MacMillan Cancer Support, MSA Trust, The Nurses Fund, Air Ambulance, First Responders, Camp Mohawk and Robert Piggott After School Club.
Last minute entries are available on the day.
Visit www.wargraverunners.org.uk for details.
THE annual procession of floats at Old Windsor Carnival will go ahead as planned next weekend.
The procession was threatened when the company that provides many of the vehicles pulled out last week.
But committee member Marion Dalchow confirmed it would definitely go ahead with 11 floats, as well as the usual participants on foot.
She said several groups were providing their own vehicles, while carnival chairman Jonathan Stacey had found the rest.
The procession will have a fairytale theme this year and will be led as usual by the Carnival Queen and her attendants in their carriage.
Mrs Dalchow said the organisers would not rely on one company to provide procession vehicles in the future. She said: "We have learned not to put all our eggs in one basket."
The carnival is spread over three days between Friday, June 6 and Sunday, June 8 in and around the recreation ground in Robin Willis Way. The procession is on the Saturday.
A football tournament is being held by Windsor FC Youth with more than 195 teams set to compete.
Taking place at the New Windsor Community Centre in Hanover Way tomorrow and Sunday, the tournament will include teams from as far afield as Kent, Oxford and Cambridge.
Scotty the Stag, Windsor FC's mascot, is also scheduled to make an appearance at the event, which starts at 9.30am on both days.
Traders will be pulling out all the stops tomorrow when Windsor's farmers' market celebrates its 10th birthday.
Thames Valley Farmers' Market Cooperative can be found in St Leonards Road on the first Saturday of every month between 9am and 1pm.
A formidable army of 5,600 women are already preparing to 'take on cancer' in the Race for Life event at Windsor Racecourse this weekend.
The event at the racecourse in Maidenhead Road runs from 9.30am tomorrow and Sunday.
A mass aerobics warm-up and performance of the defiant Cancer Slam dance routine will precede the start of the five kilometre races at 11am and 3pm on Saturday - 11am only on Sunday.
Visit raceforlife.org for details of how to take part.
Don't forget the open day at All Saints Church in Frances Road tomorrow from 11am until 4pm.
It is being held to celebrate the church's 150th birthday and will include guided tours to see the picture of Queen Victoria's daughter laying the foundation stone, an architect's drawing of the church prepared by Thomas Hardy, as well as the First World War memorial screen.
Three local artists will be there at 2.15pm and 3.15pm to talk about their paintings Stations of the Cross which are on view. The church's organist and choirmaster John Halsey will give short recitals at 1.30pm and 2.30pm - with an impromptu choir practice open to all at 3.30pm and short performance afterwards.
Author Charlotte Bennett is coming to Windsor's Barclays Bank in High Street tomorrow to sign copies of her children's book Bugglepuffs and the Magic Key.
She will be there from 10am until 2pm.
The book is the first of a series of four. It features jungle bedrooms, pirate treasure maps, a chocolate bath, little people with flying boots, a crazy parrot and a magic key. The main characters are Captain Bugglepuff, his mad wife Delirious and their four children Anenome, Compass, Rocky and Seasea.
The Windsor Emporium is coming to the Clarion Collection Harte and Garter Hotel in High Street on Sunday. It runs from 11am until 5pm.
Attractions include childrens' workshops with the town's own creative studio Busy Buttons. Parents can drop their children off at the two-hour morning and afternoon workshops while they shop at the Emporium.
Busy Buttons teaches children about art, animation and crafts.
Adults can also take part in their own workshops to learn decorative cake painting with acclaimed food designer, writer and artist Sarah Jones of the Chocolate Strawberry, or jewellery design with Elaine Martin from Gingko Designs.
Harry Ballin of Windsor Auctions will offer an Antiques Roadshow-style service where people can bring along their family heirlooms and get them valued.
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