11:00AM, Friday 18 July 2014
From real ales to roses, there's another jam-packed weekend to look forward in Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Twyford, Burnham and the surrounding area.
Maidenhead Beer Festival is back for a second year at York Road and the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society summer show promises to be a cracker. There's also a host of activities going on across our area.
Find out what's on where you are below.
The seventh annual Cancer Research UK relay will take place at Ascot Racecourse overnight Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
This event runs from noon to noon, starting with the inspiring survivors lap of honour.
At the end of Relay For Life Ascot, everyone joins together for a final lap to celebrate their fundraising achievements over the weekend.
To become involved contact Rose Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07799 114868.
Music lovers will be able to enjoy a summer afternoon listening to live jazz by the River Thames.
On Sunday, July 20, Music at Bray is putting on a jazz performance on the Bray St Michael's Vicarage lawn, in the High Street.
It will include a recital by The Davies Trio, while tea and cakes are included in the £10 tickets price.
Tickets are available at the gate.
The performance starts at 3pm.
IIt's race night tomorrow at the Britwell Ex-servicemen's Club.
Horses can be purchased from the club at a cost of £3.00 each and the winning owner will receive a prize. The racing starts at 8.30pm.
A newly formed debating group for teenagers has been launched in the village.
Open Minds provides a platform for youngsters to engage in stimulating discussions on ethical issues and topical subjects.
The first meeting looked at 'same sex relationships: the debate in a nutshell', led by Luke Martin, a lecturer at Oxford University and organiser Father David Joynes hailed it as 'a great success'
The next meeting will be held on Sunday at 4.30pm at Holy Trinity Church parish centre in Church Gate, when the topic will be 'the existence of God'.
The sessions will then take place on the third Sunday of each month, ending before 6pm with refreshments included.
Contact email@example.com for more details or to register your interest.
The 21st Colonel Garrett Cup will return to Cookham Dean Cricket Club on Sunday.
The event in Whyteladyes Lane, which runs between 9.30am until approximately 7pm, will offer a barbecue, all-day bar, stalls, parking and fun six-a-side cricket contests.
Eight teams will enter this year, with each only allowed to field two recognised cricketers.
Last year, the likes of the Jolly Farmer, The Old Swan Uppers and The Kings Arms put their skills to the test on the wicket but it was Maliks Tandoori Restaurant who came out on top, beating Dads' Barmy Army in the final to regain the title they last won in 2011.
The annual event regularly raises around £2,000, which this year will go towards the Little Princess Trust, Daisy's Dream, the colt section and the club itself.
Public tours of a farm strewn with colourful wild flowers will raise funds to help a young dad battling a brain tumour.
Stroud Farm is holding an open on Sunday for Matt's Fund - a campaign aiming to raise £150,000 so Matt Rackley, 24, can go to the US for cancer treatment that could save his life.
Visitors will be offered the chance to go on a 4x4 safari around the farm in Stroud Farm Road and also look at livestock and machinery.
Cream teas will be also served and there will be space for picnickers.
It will run from 10am-4pm.
The latest Iver and District Countryside Association walk will take place tomorrow.
Meet at 2pm at Iver Village Hall Car Park for a one-and-a-half hour walk through Love Green, Coppins, Delaford and Swan Lane.
Contact Paul Graham on 01753 655183.
If you have ever wondered how to grow delicious fruit and vegetables then why not visit the fascinating garden at Lower Lovetts Farm this Sunday from 1pm-5pm.
Owner Richard Sandford, who was previously a Michelin-starred chef, produces most of his own food from the large organic kitchen garden that he has developed over the past 10 years.
He is opening this amazing garden to visitors to raise funds for the nursing and caring charities supported by the National Gardens Scheme.
Entry is £4 for adults and children under 16 free. Delicious home-made teas and cake will be available all afternoon. For more information , see Lower Lovetts Farm on www.ngs.org.uk
A popular dog show will return to Langley tomorrow.
The Langley Park Dog Show will see canines battle it out for glory in a mix of pedigree and novelty classes, with prizes also be dished out to best in show and best puppy.
It will take place at Langley Park, in Billet Lane, from 10.30am.
Visit friendsoflangleypark.co.uk for details.
The second annual Maidenhead Beer Festival starts today.
It has been organised by the Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead branch of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) and will take place at Maidenhead United Football Club in York Road.
It runs through to Sunday.
The 80 beers on tap have been carefully chosen by the CAMRA committee.
There will be live music from Skin and Blister on the Friday evening and from The Mighty Playhouse on Saturday.
Sunday will be a family fun day with entertainment from Armaleggan Morris Dancers.
Food for sale will include a hog roast, curry and burgers.
A football match will take place on the Saturday afternoon, a pre-season friendly between Maidenhead United and Slough Town.
Kick off is at 3pm.
The festival runs from noon-10pm tomorrow, noon-10pm on Saturday and noon-7pm on Sunday.
Visit maidenheadbeerfest.org.uk for details.
A fun day will mark the 100th birthday of a town centre park.
The Riley Park Trust's centenary celebrations are due to be held tomorrow from midday at the park, which can be accessed via Cambridge Road.
At 12.30pm a 'Heritage Trail' will be unveiled, a series eight placard each displaying information on a site of historical significance in Marlow.
This will be followed by music from a steel band, a football tournament and entertainment from Jam Theatre company.
The friends and family of 'miracle man' Tom Twitchen( are hosting a family fun day to raise vital funds for charity.
Pinkneys Green Cricket Club will host the event tomorrow, which runs from noon until late with a barbecue, bar, entertainment, children's games and a visit from firefighters all on offer.
Money raised will be donated to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Mind.
Tom, 24, was diagnosed with a form of lymphoma last July and battled through three massive bleeds, earning the nickname 'miracle man' after a ruptured artery in his neck clotted itself and saved his life.
Tom remains in remission and his family have continued their fundraising drive to thank the charities which helped to save his life.
His mum, Trudie Twitchen, shaved her head along with two friends earlier in the year during an event at Marks & Spencer in High Street, collecting £5,000.
Slough Iftar 2014 is raising money to build a child safe village in Pakistan.
The event is being held at The Centre in Farnham Road tomorrow.
Comedian Anil Desai will be performing along with a spirital talk by Imam Abdul Jabbar.
Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost £20.
Call 07874 061908 to book tickets.
A star-studded line-up will compete in a Slough Jets Legends charity game tomorrow.
It will feature more than 30 past players from the ice hockey club as money is raised for charities Special People on Ice (SPICE) and the Lymphoma Association.
The event will take palce at Absoloutly Ice, in Montem Lane, from 2.30pm.
The fun will continue at an after party at the Copthorne Hotel in Cippenham Lane.
Tickets can be bought from Absolutely Ice, or email Mark Denholm on firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
'A great family day of fun' is planned for the return of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society (RWRHS) Summer Show tomorrow.
More than 800 visitors are expected to attend the event which will take place from 11am until 5pm at St George's School, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
As well as competitive classes there will be a variety of entertainment including live music, dancing, kids rugby and a bird of prey display.
Entry to the show, off Datchet Road, costs £4 per person or £12 for a family of four.
The event will be opened by the mayor.
Visit www.rwrhs.com for more information.
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