The weekend starts here...

The weekend starts here...

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Sonia Kapur

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The weekend starts here...

The weekend is packed with Christmas events across the area. If you are looking to get into the festive spirit then here are a few ideas...

Friday:

TWYFORD: Community spirit will take on a festive feel tonight at the annual Twyford Village Christmas Fayre. Set to be held from 6-9pm, the event provides a showcase for businesses, charities, clubs, and societies in the area. Stalls will be set up in the village centre along London Road, selling everything from books and pictures to mulled wine and jewellery, and many shops will remain open through the evening.

MAIDENHEAD: Don't miss an Odyssey of art at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts this weekend. The exhibition is the second solo show at the arts centre in Altwood Road by figurative painter Susan Marsh, of Hardwick Close. More than 30 pieces will form the Odyssey exhibition of figurative works, from portraits, dancers, angels, children, castles, skies and Baroque-style paintings. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Friday 2-10pm, and Saturday and Sundays 10am to 10pm, until Sunday, December 11. Free entry.

Saturday:

WINDSOR: Christmas Farmers' market at St Leonard's Road from 9am to 1pm. Reindeer parade leaving from King Edward Court at 2pm. Homer School fair in Testwood Road, Windsor from 1pm to 3pm.

DATCHET: Datchet British Legion Christmas on the Green event with the Band of the Blues and Royals and MP Adam Afriyie turning on the lights at 5.30pm. Christmas fair at St Mary's Church from 10.20am

HURST: Hand made tree and table decorations will go on sale at the St Nicholas Christmas fair. A host of stalls have signed up and will add their festive sparkle to the event at the village hall in School Road from 12pm to 4pm. Alongside the stalls, Father Christmas will be in his grotto, and there will be a silent auction and raffle with prizes including a week’s holiday cottage let in France and a weekend break at a Brook Hotel. There will also be home made cakes and refreshments, a lucky dip, and a children’s craft corner. 

HURST: There will also be mulled wine, mince pies and plenty of Christmas cheer for St Nicholas Night on Sunday. Hundreds of villagers are expected to gather for the turning on of the village’s lights and carols in the School Road Recreation Ground from 5pm.

COLNBROOK: Hear the Joe Loss Orchestra perform at St Thomas Church in Colnbrook. The concert at the Vicarage Way venue is from 7-11pm. Tickets including a hot supper cost £20. Call Brian on 07825 169506.

BRITWELL: Win a bottle of bubbly by showing off singing talent in Britwell. A karaoke competition is taking place at the Britwell Parish Community Centre in Long Furlong Drive tomorrow from 8pm. The DJ will judge the winning singer. Then on Sunday from 10am-3pm get some bargains at a car boot sale.

LANGLEY: Paintings and drawings will be on display at Lanlgey Art Group's winter exhibition. It is from 10.30am-12.30pm at Christ the Worker Church in Parlaunt Road. There will also be a cross stitch demonstration and refreshments. Free entry.

BURNHAM: Toys and children's clothes are on offer at the latest Burnham Oasis Project sale on Saturday. The sale takes place in 13 North Burnham Close from 9.30am-3pm. There will be clothes for children up to five years old as well as new toys and equipment. Coffee and cake will be available and a 10 per cent discount on all clothing except vests and baby-gros. Call 01628 669762 for details.

TAPLOW: Rainbows, brownies and guides will be out in force at Sainsbury's on Saturday. Taplow and Hitcham Guides will be packing bags at the Lake End Road supermarket from 10am-4pm. They hope to raise funds for general equipment including new bean bags.

BURNHAM: Horse tack can be made more secure in the village on Saturday. Equipment will be marked free of charge by police at Burnham Park Hall from 10am-noon and an engraver will also be at the Windsor Lane venue to mark metal gear. There will be a chance to join the Thames Valley Horsewatch scheme, which advises on security measures to prevent crime. Email tvhorsewatch@btinternet.com or kerry.white2@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk for details.

Sunday:

FIFILED: Braywood CE First School will be hosting its annual Christmas fair on Sunday, December 4. The usual festive treats will be on offer including a raffle, tombola and mulled wine as well as a stall buying and selling gold. All profits will go towards the Oakley Green Road school. The event will run between 3-5pm.

HURST: Mulled wine, mince pies and plenty of Christmas cheer will be served up at the St Nicholas Night. Hundreds of villagers are expected to gather in the village to celebrate turning on the Christmas lights and sing Christmas carols. This will take place in the School Road Recreation Ground from 5pm.

NORTH TOWN: A church will re-tell the story of the first Christmas with a series of Sunday evening carol services. Parkside Christian Fellowship, in St Luke's Road, will be holding weekly services at 5pm to look at different aspects of the Christmas story, starting with Christmas: The Plan on Sunday. Services are open to everyone and include well-known carols, a quiz, a short talk and festive refreshments.

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