What's on: 10 things to do this weekend (October 7-9)

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: 10 things to do this weekend (October 7-9)

FRIDAY:

DEDWORTH: There’s a chance to learn about the work of Swan Lifeline.

Volunteers from the Eton-based bird charity will be at Dedworth Library in Smiths Lane this afternoon (Friday) and tomorrow morning (Saturday).

The charity has been running for 30 years and rescues up to 1,000 abandoned or injured cygnets and swans a year.

Sir Michael Parkinson is a patron of the charity and a team of dedicated volunteers assist some full-time staff members.

Call the library for more information on 01753 868733.


SLOUGH: Every Friday the Slough and Windsor Railway Society meet at the Manor in Brunel Way for members’ nights or to hear talks by guest speakers.

The talk tonight (Friday), titled Summer Holidays, will be given by Barry Hodkinson.

Friday nights at the Manor run from 7.45 to 10pm.

Members £5; non-members £6.


SATURDAY:

BURNHAM: Tickets are now on sale for a fundraising barn dance on Saturday at St Peter’s Church in Church Street.

The autumn harvest dance will have a licensed bar and a hot dog stand.

Proceeds will go to St Peter’s Church.

Tickets are £6 and are available from Cornerstone, an extension of the church.

Contact 01628 664338 for more information.


MAIDENHEAD: Enjoy a night of musical and dance performances at this weekend’s Desborough Theatre Gala.

A variety of acts from within the Royal Borough will join forces on Saturday for the show, including Kevin Cruise, the Pauline Quirke Academy, Redroofs Theatre School and the Maidenhead Concert Band.

Proceeds from the night will be put towards providing grants for a variety of charitable causes within the town.

The show will be at the Desborough Suite at 8pm.

Call 01753 743900 for tickets.


MAIDENHEAD: Get on your bikes this Saturday and join the Maidenhead Cycle Hub for a two-hour ride.

The Ladies Social Cycle will start from Bray Lake, in Monkey Island Lane at 2pm.

The two-hour ride is part of Women in Sport Week and will be led by experienced volunteers for adults and older teens.

Go to cyclehub.org.uk to register.`


MAIDENHEAD: An apple fair will be held at the community orchard on North Town Moor on Saturday from noon to 4pm.

Entry is free to the annual fair, which celebrates apples, the environment and the community.

There will be arts and crafts, a treasure hunt, an apple quiz, face painting and the chance to make apple juice from pressing apples.

The event was supposed to take place last Saturday but it was cancelled due to bad weather.


SLOUGH: Saturday Club at The Curve gives children and families the chance to take part in arts and crafts and a number of other activities.

The club is held on Saturdays from noon to 2pm.


WINDSOR: This weekend will be the last chance to catch the Windsor Fringe as it closes for another year.

Two weeks of art exhibitions, performances and guided walks have been taking place across the town. 

Catch Mr Pineapple Head, a silent children’s performer at Windsor Baptist Church tomorrow (Saturday) in Victoria Street, for slapstick routines at 3.30pm.

A Windsor War Memorials walk meeting at Alexandra Gardens, at 2pm, will also grace the final weekend.


SUNDAY:

COOKHAM: Find time to relax at a special Soul Service being held at Holy Trinity Church in Churchgate on Sunday.

The 4pm service, open to those aged 25 to 55, is to help with relaxation and includes a 15-minute meditation.


TWYFORD: The Charity Family Fun Run will return for its fifth year.

It will take place on Sunday at King George's Field in Loddon Hall Road from 9am.

Visit twyfordtogether.org for details on how to enter.

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