What's on: 12 things to do this weekend (May 6-8)

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: 12 things to do this weekend (May 6-8)

Friday

SLOUGH: Further Afield with the Ken Nunn Collection is the title of the next Friday Nights at the Manor today (Friday).

Graham Stacey is the speaker of the event which starts at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £5 for members and £6 for non-members.


STOKE POGES: A night of glamour is due to take place at Stoke Park Country Club today (Friday) at the annual Alexander Devine Heaven Sent Ball.

Visitors can enjoy a champagne reception and a three-course meal as well as trying to win a number of ‘money can’t buy’ lots at a live auction.

The event starts at 7pm at the club in Stoke Poges, Slough.

Tickets cost £95 with the money raised going towards the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

Visit alexanderdevine.org to book or find out more.


TWYFORD: A bowling club is hosting an open evening today (Friday), in which it hopes to attract new members of any age or experience level.

Twyford Bowling Club, founded in 1936, competes in two men’s leagues and organises regular ladies and mixed friendly games.

Coaching sessions are held on Friday evenings during the season.

Visit www.twyfordbowlingclub.org.uk for more information.


Saturday:

ASCOT: Youth group CAOS will meet again tomorrow (Saturday).

The ‘Come Alive on Saturday’ sessions are run by Ascot Life Church, on the corner of King Edwards Road and New Road, from 10am-noon.

The sessions are open for children aged seven to 12 years old.


COOKHAM DEAN: An organ recital will take place in St John the Baptist Church, Church Road, on Saturday.

Eleni Keventsidou has previously performed in cathedrals and town halls and has recently completed a doctorate in the study of organ music by the late German composer Max Reger.

Tickets cost £10 including a programme.

Call David Colthup on 01628 529861 for details.


IVER: The next litter picking event in Iver Health is taking place tomorrow (Saturday).

The group meets at 10.30am in the village car park.

High-vis jackets and rubbish bags will be provided but people are being asked to bring litter pickers and gloves.


MARLOW: Hundreds of rubber ducks are to be released on to the River Thames for the ninth Marlow May Fayre.

The annual event, which will feature a range of stalls, games and rides, as well as a barbecue and beer tent, is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 7.


OLD WINDSOR: Performances, activities and a petting zoo will be on offer at the annual Scout and Guide May Fayre tomorrow (Saturday).

Visitors will have the chance to meet creatures from Owen’s Animals.

As well as stalls and games there will also be performances throughout the day and a raffle.

The fair will take place from 1.30-4pm at the guide HQ in Straight Road, next to the Memorial Hall.


PINKNEYS GREEN: Carters Steam Fair returns to Pinkneys Green this weekend.

The vintage funfair is operated entirely by steam using the showmen’s engines.

Special steam engines on show include Supreme and Onward from the Fowler B6 Super Lion, William V and the Pride of Worcester.

The Steam Spectacular will be open from noon on Saturday and Sunday and there will be free fireworks from 9pm on Saturday.

Visit www.carterssteamfair.co.uk for more information


SUNNINGDALE: Sunningdale Bowling Club is holding an open day for people who want to learn more about the sport.

The event is taking place at the club in Whitmore Lane, Sunningdale, tomorrow (Saturday).

It will run from 2.30-6pm.

Prospective members who are interested in exercise, competition or camaraderie are welcome. Visit www.sunningdalebowling.co.uk or email enquiries@sunningdalebowling.co.uk for details.


SUNNINGDALE: A jumble sale will raise money for the First Sunningdale scout group. It will be held at the Scout Hut in Sandy Lane from 2pm tomorrow (Saturday). Any jumble will be gratefully received at the hut in the morning.


Sunday:

STOKE POGES: The Stoke Park Country Club is throwing a charity barbecue complete with live music on Sunday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The barbecue, running from 4pm to 7pm will be in the in the clubs greenhouse.

Chris Wheeler, executive chef of award winning restaurant ‘Humphrey’s’, on Slough’s Park Road, will be catering at the event.

Tickets are £12 per person and £8 for 5 to 10 year olds – under 5s go free.

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