10:00AM, Friday 30 October 2015
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
BRITWELL: A range of activities is taking place at Britwell Library during half term. On Friday, October 30, a spooky stories, colouring and a wordsearch activity is taking place from 3.30-4.30pm.
CIPPENHAM: Messy play sessions take place at Cippenham Library, in Elmshott Lane, every Friday for the under fives from 10-11am. Call 01628 6617745 for further information.
COX GREEN: An illustrated talk is set to take place at Cox Green Community Centre to celebrate the 80th anniversary of White Waltham Airfield. The talk, presented by Maidenhead Heritage Centre, will take place at the centre, in Highfield Lane, tomorrow (Friday) at 8pm and will look back at the history of the airfield. It will feature photos from the airfield’s history. Tickets cost £10, with proceeds going to the heritage centre. Visit maidenheadherit-age.org.uk for more.
IVER HEATH: A number of ghoulish activities are taking place at Iver Environment Centre today. Pumpkin carving is also taking place between noon and 1.30pm. Carving tools will be provided but participants are asked to bring their own pumpkin. Both sessions cost £5. Visit ivernature.com for more information.
MAIDENHEAD: The annual Christmas card charity shop is now open in Maidenhead Library, St Ives Road. Cards for Good Causes is the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation and supports more than 25 charities. The shop is open until Friday, December 17. Visit www.cardsforcharity.co.uk/ for more information.
SLOUGH: The talk at tonight’s Friday Nights at the Manor by the Slough and Windsor Railway Society is Reading: Great Western Railway through to today – Part two. The speaker will be Paul Joyce and the event starts at 7.45pm. Admission is £5 for members and £6 for non members.
TWYFORD: Santa Claus is coming to Twyford! Starting from today red Santa signs will be displayed across the village as the Cards for Good Causes campaign relaunches. Based at the Twyford United Reformed Church Schoolroom, in Station Road, shoppers will be able to start their seasonal shopping early, with a range of cards from about 25 charities, including Daisy’s Dream, on sale.
WINDSOR & SLOUGH: A course offering skills on how to make a film from start to finish is coming to the Manor Youth Centre in Hanover Way. The classes will run over six weeks for young people aged 11-16. They will be taught about all aspects of film making from script to screen, including how to use a camera and how to edit and act. It is being supported by the Royal Borough Social Enterprise Fund, meaning that there are some free spaces available for residents of the borough, otherwise the course costs £60. An initial taster session is being held today at Marlow Road, in Maidenhead, between 11am and 4pm for £10.Visit resource-productions.co.uk
ASCOT: Ascot Racecourse is set to host this year’s Ascot Charity Fireworks tomorrow. The event, presented by the Ascot Round Table, will follow the first meeting of the Jumps season. Guests can arrive from 4pm. The fireworks display will start at 6.15pm. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for children and will be available on the gate. Money raised from the ticket sales will be donated to selected charities of Ascot Round Table.
BRAYWICK: The undead are set to walk – and run – upon the earth at the next Maidenhead Park Run. Organisers have asked that runners turn up for Saturday’s event in fancy dress to mark Halloween. The 5km run, which starts at 9am, is open to athletes of all abilities. Visit www.parkrun.org.uk to find out more and register.
BRITWELL: A range of activities is taking place at Britwell Library during half term. On Saturday a Which is Witch bat story and craft activity is taking place between 2pm and 3pm.
FLACKWELL HEATH: A special weekend of events is to be held to mark the 150th anniversary of a church in Flackwell Heath. The celebrations for the milestone in the history of the Flackwell Heath Methodist Church are due to start at 10am on Saturday with a coffee morning, followed at 11am with a talk by Mike Dewey of the Flackwell Heath and Loudwater Local History Society. There will also be a fish and chip supper and quiz night at 7.15pm, before events are closed with service on Sunday at 10.45am.Visit www.fhmc.org.uk for more details.
MAIDENHEAD: There will be free pumpkin carving at the Nicholsons Shopping Centre between 11am-3pm. Anthony Reynolds Fruiterers has donated the pumpkins ready to be carved up. There is also Zombie face painting from 1pm at The Bell pub, Queen’s Street.
MAIDENHEAD: Zombies will walk the streets of Maidenhead to raise money for charity on Saturday. The annual Maidenhead Zombie Walk will raise money for Oxjam Takeover with live music, photobooths, spooky games and raffle tickets. The event starts at The Bell pub opposite the railway station at 1pm, with the walk beginning at 4pm and reaching the Maiden’s Head in High Street, where the party begins, at 5pm. Visit www.mheadzombiewalk.co.uk for information.
MARLOW: A Monster Mash party for adults will run between 8pm and 1am, with entry £15 a ticket, which includes a drink on arrival. Dave the Disco will be providing the entertainment and the revellers are encouraged to ‘dress to distress’. Visit www.cpmarlow.co.uk/whats-on or call 01628 496 860 for tickets.
WINDSOR: Saturday sees a Halloween Pumpkin Party at Royal Windsor Shopping. Includes a free pumpkin carving workshop from 1-3pm and fancy dress competition. Judging for events at 3.30pm.
WRAYSBURY: An Age Concern sale on Saturday will have a spooky theme. The Bloodthirsty Bazaar will be held at Wraysbury Village Hall on The Green between 10am-12pm. As well as the usual cake stalls, a raffle and tombola there will be spooky stalls and revolting refreshments. Proceeds will go to the Wraysbury and Horton branch of Age Concern and entrance to the sale is 20p.
MARLOW: Up to 1,300 runners are expected to cross the start line for the Marlow Half Marathon. The event, due to begin at 9.30am at Higginson Park, off the High Street, on Sunday, will be a dual race for the first time in its history, with about 300 athletes taking part in the new Marlow Seven – a quarter marathon. Road closures are expected on Marlow High Street, West Street and Oxford Road between 9.15am and 9.45. Entry will be available on the day for £20. Visit marlowhalf.marlowstriders.co.uk
TWYFORD: Twyford Bonfire and Fireworks Night will be held on Sunday at King George V Playing Fields, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford, from 7pm.
WINDSOR: A memorial service will take place at The Parish Church of St Peter and St Andrew in Church Road, Old Windsor, on Sunday, November 1. The service is open to anyone who wants to remember past family members and friends. People will be able to place flowers in remembrance of their loved ones. The service will start at 3pm. If you plan on attending let church verger Peter Warner know on 01753 862071.
WINDSOR: A former winner of TV quiz show Mastermind will be talking about Victorian Windsor as part of the Thames Valley History Festival. Leslie Grout, who was crowned champion of the BBC show in 1981, is appearing at the event at Windsor Library, in Bachelors Acre. The talk is taking place on Sunday and starts at 3pm. Tickets cost £15 and include afternoon tea. Call Windsor Library on 01753 743940 to book.
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