11 things to do this weekend (April 22-24)

Stand Out for Autism

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.

Find out what's on where you are below.


CHALVEY: A women’s health event with a number of information stalls will be held at Chalvey Community Centre on today (Friday), between 6.30pm and 8pm.

Stalls include: Keep fit and get active, Young People’s Service, FGM, health and well-being checks, emotional well-being, Nutrition and diet, sexual health and awareness.

SLOUGH: The end of steam trains in films is the subject of the next Friday night’s at the Manor which is taking place today (Friday).

Starting at 7.45pm, tickets cost £5 for members and £6 for non-members.


BURNHAM: The first Burnham Beer Festival is to be held on St George’s Day on the green outside Burnham Park Hall in Windsor Lane.

There will be a range of 10 cask ales from local breweries as well as an evening of live music, refreshments and children’s entertainment.

It is free for all to attend and will be running from noon to 11pm on Saturday, April 23.

COOKHAM: Charity events will be taking place on St George’s Day this Saturday to raise money for a little boy fighting leukaemia.

A fitness bootcamp, a dancing workshop, an auction, a party and a beer festival will be held to raise money for the Fight For George Campaign, in support of George Ferriman, three.

George was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in February and is being treated at Oxford Children’s Hospital.

During the day:

  • A bootcamp will be run by Louise Tilley at Cookham Moor at 10am.
  • At noon a family sports day will be held at The Crown featuring an egg and spoon race and a sack race. Entry £5.
  • From 2.30pm to 4.30pm Strictly George will take place at Pinder Hall, a Strictly Come Dancing- style workshop. There will also a cake sale and face-painting.
  • The King’s Arms will be hosting an auction, dinner, and live music from 7.30pm.
  • All day the Jolly Farmer will be running a Rebellion Beer Festival with profits being donated to the George Ferriman Trust.

Visit the Facebook page – Fight for George for more updates.

DORNEY & WEXHAM: The Belles of St Mary’s Church will be meeting for breakfast tomorrow (Saturday).

Everyone is welcome to attend the event at Dorney Court Cafe and Garden Centre.

The ladies will be meeting at 9.30am. Call Jane Boot on 07715214078 for more information and to confirm your place.

MAIDENHEAD: A St George’s Day Concert will be performed by the Maidenhead Concert Band on Saturday.

The band will be playing a variety of songs at the Craufurd Arms pub in Gringer Hill from 3-5pm.

All are welcome to attend the event.

The Maidenhead Concert Band has been running for eight years and performs at a variety of events and charity fundraisers throughout the year.

WINDSOR: The fascinating tale of St George will be told by a costumed story teller at Royal Windsor Shopping.

Children will also be able to watch St George make dragons and swords out of balloons during the special St George’s Day celebrations tomorrow (Saturday).

Prizes will also be up for grabs in the knights and princesses fancy dress competition which will be judged at 3.30pm.

The free event will run from 11.30am-3.30pm. Go to windsorroyalshopping.co.uk for details.

WINDSOR: The Windsor Soundswell Choir is holding a singing workshop to celebrate St George’s Day and the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth.

The workshop is taking place at Oakfield First School, in Imperial Road, tomorrow (Saturday).

Dr Guy Bunce will be musical director for the afternoon.

The event is for over 18s and will run from 1pm-6.30pm. No singing experience is required but the workshop costs £10.

Email soundswellchoir@ gmail.com or call Claire on 01628 634145 for details.

WINDSOR: The famous 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band will be playing at a brass band concert to mark St George’s Day.

The concert, organised by the South East Berkshire Scout Active Support Unit, is being held at the Holy Trinity Garrison Church, in Claremont Road, tomorrow (Saturday).

It starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10.

Queen’s scouts and their families are particularly welcome in uniform and decorations can be worn.

Email djnsgso@yahoo.co.uk or call 0118 9341939 to book tickets or buy on the door.


MAIDENHEAD: The Stand Out For Autism match against the Arsenal charity team takes place on Sunday at Maidenhead United Football Club.

The day will feature the match as well as penalty shoot-out competitions, a bouncy castle, food stalls, an auction and live entertainment.

Confirmed players on the Arsenal team include Ralph Little, Jimmy Carter, Lee Harper and Ant Anstead.

The winning team will take home the David Pearcy memorial trophy sponsored by the Advertiser.

Gates open at 11am and the match will kick-off at 1pm.

Dan Darlington, sports reporter for Maidenhead Advertiser and star player of the Stand Out for Autism team, said: “Training has been going really well, we’re confident we can beat the gunners on Saturday. Hopefully we will also be able to raise loads of money.”

Email standoutforautism@outlook.com to reserve tickets for the event.

OLD WINDSOR: A village picnic to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday will take place at the Old Windsor Village Hall in Straight Road. It runs from 11am-4pm. All welcome.


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