What's on: 13 things to do this weekend (July 8-10)

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LYNCH HILL: A fundraising fete for a Lynch Hill primary school student who was diagnosed with a brain tumour will be held today (Friday) (July8).

The fun day at the Garrard Road school, named Cheeky Charlie's Charity Craze, will be opened by Mayor of Slough, Cllr Arvind Dhaliwal, at 2pm.

Year six pupil Charlie Druce was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year and has recently been to Florida for Proton Beam Therapy.

Funds raised will go to cancer charities CLIC Sargent, Kids ‘n’ Cancer and the  Cancer Recovery Foundation UK.

The school will close at 1.30pm before opening up for the fair which will have bouncy castles, funfair, food and cake stalls and competitions.


MARLOW: The sights and smells of summer will be on display at a flower show in Marlow.

The Flower Festival is due to open at All Saints Church, in High Street, today (Friday) at 7.30pm for a special preview evening hosted by Cllr Bob Johnson, the Mayor of Marlow. The event, which will feature at least 20 different displays on the theme of ‘a Jolly Good Read’ is due to run until about 5.30pm on Sunday.

Heather Milne, one of the organisers of the show, said: “Anyone who comes along will get to see a lot of flowers, but it’s not just about the arrangements – it’s all based on the theme of book titles.

“One of them, for instance, is based on a cookery book by [former Paris-based cook] Rachel Khoo, so it’s got plenty of red, white and blue flowers, but also other things associated with France, like garlands of garlic and onions.”

Tickets are priced at £8 for today (Friday) or £3 for Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.4u-team.org/churches/all-saints-marlow to see opening hours and find out more.


MARLOW: A host of good causes will get a boost from an annual summer concert in Marlow. The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Marlow, is due to be held at Great Marlow School, in Bobmore Lane, today (Friday) at 7.30pm.

It will feature a range of music from the Ascot Brass, the first non-military band to provide music for the Royal Ascot racing festival, as well as other performers.

Tickets are available from Marlow Library, in Institute Road, or by contacting Lance Slater at lms37@outlook.com or on 01628 484 323 priced at £10 per adult and £5 for under 18s.


WINDSOR: A jam-packed schedule awaits talented musicians from The Windsor Boys’ School this month.

The final production of Peter Pan, featuring students from TWBS, is taking place at the Windsor Girls’ School, in Imperial Road, tonight (Friday).

On Sunday the boys’ school will also be putting on its summer concert at Jagz in Ascot before it hosts its final concert of the year on Tuesday.

Visit www.positickets.co.uk for details.


BURNHAM: This year’s Burnham Village Fete will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Burnham Community Association.

The fete, on Saturday in Burnham Park, will run from noon to 4.30pm.

It will have a Traylens Funfair, craft stalls, a beer tent and a barbecue.

The fete’s grand prize draw, costs £1 to enter, with prizes including a dinner for two at Burnham Beeches Hotel up for grabs.

The organisers have encouraged fairgoers to take their own picnics.


BURNHAM: As part of the Summer Reading Challenge, starting tomorrow (Saturday), Burnham library staff have done their bit to get children reading over their holidays.

Library staff have built up a collection of Roald Dahl books for children between four and 11 to read over the holidays.

The aim of the challenge, set up by reading charity the Reading Agency, is to complete six books over the summer break.

Children will earn medals and stickers as they get through each book.


COOKHAM DEAN: All are welcome to join the Kaffirs of Cookham Dean for a fundraiser on Saturday.

The first of the summer activities for the community group will include a traditional pig roast and full programme of family fun at the Jolly Farmer pub in Church Road.

From 4pm there will be games for all ages to enjoy.

The Kaffirs use the funds raised for the benefit of the village, including contributing towards Elizabeth House's new kitchen facilities.

Plans are advanced to install and maintain a heart defibrillator in Cookham Dean.

LANGLEY: The Langley Carnival, will run from noon to 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) and will have tombolas and a raffle, stalls selling home-made cards, home-made jams, cakes, jewellery and refreshments provided by Langley scouts. Fairgoers can also watch a rugby display, line dancing, under-nines football and a sea cadet demonstration.

To book a stall contact Liz Barnett on 01753 539024.

MAIDENHEAD: Don't miss out on a weekend of sport with the men's and women's finals of the Wimbledon championships.

Enjoy Maidenhead has organised for a screen to be put up by the Boy and the Boat statue in the High Street on both Saturday and Sunday to show the tennis matches.

Strawberries and cream will also be on sale, with proceeds going to the Fight for George campaign.

The Eat on the High Street and Shabbytique fairs will be returning to the High Street with a variety of stalls and 'Best of British' street food.

The screenings are free to watch and seating will be provide.


MAIDENHEAD: Staff at the High Street Specsavers store will be joined by the Royal Borough mayor on Saturday as it celebrates its 20th birthday.

The store will also be offering free sight tests to customers, and staff will be sharing advice on eye and hearing health during the anniversary celebrations of being in the town centre.

Customers are welcome to come in on the day to join the birthday bash.

To book an eye examination, call the store on 01628 777220. 


OAKLEY GREEN: A music and poetry festival in aid of Parkinsons UK will be held at The Red Lion pub on Saturday from 2pm.

The family fun day will include live music from Daved and Confused, Midnight, Phil Oades Band, Ryewolf, The Electric Wood, Rhino, and Robin, Phill and Stuart.

There will be a raffle, stalls and a barbecue. Admission costs £5.


SLOUGH: Slough Rugby Club are hosting their 12th sevens tournament on Saturday and this year they have added an elite section to the event.

In addition there will be a clubs competition and a junior competition.

The day will also feature live music, bouncy castles, race cars and other family activities.

The elite teams: Apache Braves, ISC Tornadoes, Bucks, Royal Navy Sharks, Cobras Sevens, Oxfam Crusaders, Reeds Weybridge 1, Smuggler 7s, Racing Academy, Olafs Axes.

The other competitions feature teams from Slough, High Wycombe, Drifters, Redingensians and Maidenhead.


BRAY: The vicarage lawn will be alive with the sound of jazz on Sunday.

The Music at Bray event includes afternoon tea and a jazz concert on the vicarage lawn opposite St Michael’s Church from 3pm.

Tickets cost £10 on the gate and residents are reminded to bring a sunhat.

The cream teas in the church will return the following Sunday.

Visit www.braystmichael.co.uk for more information.

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