What's on: 14 things to do this weekend (June 17-19)

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: 14 things to do this weekend (June 17-19)


SLOUGH: Trams and trollies is the subject of the next meeting of the Slough and Windsor Railway Society today (Friday).

Graham Bilbe will be the guest speaker at the event which starts at 7.45pm. Tickets are £5 for members and £6 for non-members.

STUBBINGS: Open air movie screenings of cult classics will be held at Stubbings Nursery this summer.

Beanbags, deckchairs and floor cushions will be on offer for screenings of Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, Pulp Fiction and Grease which begin today (Friday).

The first film will be Top Gun from 7pm and Dirty Dancing will be shown on Saturday.

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


BOURNE END: A range of classic and vintage cars will be on display at the Hedsor Club this weekend.

About 100 vehicles, including pick-ups and hotrods as well as bikes, trikes and scooters, are due to be on show at the Hedsor Road venue from 10am till 6pm on Saturday.

At least 400 visitors are expected for the event, which will also feature music and a tattooist, with proceeds going to the charities Breast Cancer Now and Tiggywinkles.

Visit www.justdanze.co to find out more.

ETON: An evening of live music will raise money for the Windsor branch of learning disability charity Mencap.

A summer barbecue will take place at The Watermans Arms in Brocas Street tomorrow (Saturday) from 7pm.

The £15 ticket includes a barbecue buffet with dessert and a welcome drink.

There will be a grand auction and raffle.

Money raised will go to the charity’s Buddy Programme, to fund carers to take members on day trips and holidays.

For more information and to book tickets call 01753 428091 or email admin@ windsormencap.org

SLOUGH: Slough Museum is hosting its next Saturday Club tomorrow (Saturday).

The family event, which is free, is held on the ground floor of Slough Library in the High Street and visitors will be able to make their own Father’s Day cards.

Everyone is welcome to attend between 12.30 and 2pm.

SLOUGH: Football fever combines with the Father’s Day weekend at the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre tomorrow (Saturday).

Visitors to the shopping centre in the High Street will be given the chance to see if they can ‘Beat the Keeper’. A number of prizes could be won at the stall, which will be in the centre from 9am until 5pm.

Prizes include groom-ing sets from The Body Shop, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer, tickets to the Empire Cinema, day passes to easyGym and men’s clothing from Primark.

TWYFORD: The Twyford and Ruscombe Horticultural Association is gearing up to host its Summer Show this weekend.

On Saturday, flowers, floral art, fruit and vegetables and many more exhibits will be available to view at Loddon Hall, Twyford.

Susan Pankhurst, secretary for the association, said: “At this time of year the sweet peas and roses will be scenting the air.”

Starting at 2.30pm, the show will also have plants for sale.

The cost of entry is £1 per person.

Visit www. trha.org.uk for more details.

WINDSOR: The Moat Garden at Windsor Castle will be the venue for the castle’s biggest family event yet.

The Family Festival to celebrate the  Queen’s 90th birth-day will take place tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am.

A packed day of events include stories about the Queen and music from Windsor upper schools.

It is included in an entrance ticket to the castle which is free to RBWM Advantage Card holders.

WOOBURN GREEN: Preparations are under way for the Wooburn Fete.

The event, to be held from 12-4pm on Saturday on the Green, will see the usual mix of games, stalls and live entertainment.

As well as water zorbing and bungee trampolining, there will also be more traditional activities, such as a tug of war and coconut shy.

Live music will be provided by the Maidenhead Concert Band.

Visit www.wooburnresidents.org for details.


ASCOT: Hunt for bargains at Ascot car boot sale on Sunday.

It will take place in Ascot High Street. Sellers can arrive from 6am and should expect to stay until 1pm. Call Lizzie on 07931 539 282 for more information.

ASCOT: A family fun day will be a Father’s Day special on Sunday.

The event organised, by Ascot Life Church, will take place at Ascot Heath School from 2pm-6pm. There will be games, live music, sports and a hog roast from 4pm.

Anyone is welcome to attend the free event. Contact info @ascotlifechurch.org for more information.

ASCOT: Pony rides and a disco are on the agenda for St Francis School’s summer fete.

The fete will take place at the school, in Coronation Road, on Sunday from 11.30am-2.30pm.

Everyone is welcome as there will be plenty to keep all ages entertained.

ASCOT: Pick up fresh produce Ascot Farmers Market on Sunday.

The market will be in car park three at Ascot Racecourse between 9.30am-1pm. For the full details of stalls visit www.tvfm.org.uk/market/2/ascot.

BISHAM: A well-known campaigner, historian and author will be remembered with the return of the Bisham Open Gardens event on Sunday.

This year’s edition of the annual show will commemorate the life of Patricia Burstall, who helped organise it since it was started more than 20 years ago and who died in March following an accident at her home in Bisham Road.

For a one-off fee of £5, visitors will be able to access 10 gardens in the village, as well as Bisham Abbey and All Saints Church, between 12-5.30pm.

There will also be tea and Pimms on sale and ferry services to some of the harder to reach areas.

Visit www.opengardens.co.uk to find out more.

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