What's on: Nine things to do this weekend (June 3-5)

Each week, we bring you a round-up of community and family-friendly events taking place across Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area.

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What's on: Nine things to do this weekend (June 3-5)

Each week, we bring you a round-up of community and family-friendly events taking place across Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area.


FRIDAY

MARLOW: Beer lovers will have the chance to sample a range of brews at a beer festival in Marlow.

The Marlow Beerfest is due to start at Marlow FC, in Oak Tree Road, today (Friday) at 4pm. It will run until 10pm, before restarting at 12pm on Saturday and carrying on until 10pm.

Entry costs £2.

Visit www.marlowfc.co.uk to find out more.


SLOUGH: Things are heating up over at Slough Fire Station this month when it will be throwing open its doors to the public.

The open day takes place today and will involved live demonstrations including a simulated road collision and a dramatic hot oil display.

There will also be the chance to view lifesaving equipment and other educational activities.

Thames Valley Police, Slough Borough Council, South Central Ambulance Service and Synergy Health and Fitness will also be on site to provide their expertise on a range of topics.

It takes place between 11m and 4pm.


 

SLOUGH: Aircraft from the surrounding area will be shown on screen at the next meeting of the Slough and Windsor Railway Society today (Friday).

Ken Tilley will be the guest speaker at the event which starts at 7.30pm at The Manor at Slough Railway Station.


 

SATURDAY:

COOKHAM: A special reception to mark the opening of a retrospective exhibition on the work of a Cookham artist is to be held on Saturday.

The event, featuring a display of pieces by Juliette Palmer, is due to run from 12-4pm at Elizabeth House, in Station Road, Cookham.


HOLYPORT: The 70th Holyport Fair will take place on Saturday and visitors can expect new stalls as well as old favourites.

To celebrate the anniversary of the fair, a 40s fancy dress theme has been set. The annual fair has also received a grant from the Heathrow Community Fund and the event will raise money for Alexander Devine and Thames Hospice.

The Town Crier will open the fair at 2pm and new stalls include The Spice Hut, a drinks stall run by Holyport College and pancakes. There will also be a tug of war, Miss Holyport, a beer race, bowling for the pig and a dog show.

Organisers are still looking for volunteers to help set up and close the fair which will run on Holyport Green.

Details from maz.coppinger@live.com


SLOUGH: Herschel Park will play host to a family fun day, including a mobile farm with ponies, lambs and goats as well as face painting and other fun activities. It will run from 11am-3pm.


TWYFORD: Bands including Jesus Jones will be performing behind the Duke of Wellington pub in High Street as part of Twyfest. It will take place from 2pm-11pm.


WOOBURN GREEN: The Falcon pub in Old Water Lane will be hosting a food and craft fair. It will also be raising money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance. The fun starts at 11am.


SUNDAY:

SLOUGH: Spring Spotters activity week is taking place at Pets at Home in Farnham Road until Sunday.

Workshops teach youngsters how to look after wildlife in their gardens with activities including making wildlife-themed face masks and growing plants. Visit petsathome.com/workshops for more information.

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