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Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

AMER­SHAM: Trustee of the Bri­tish Hu­man­ists As­so­ci­a­tion, Jeremy Rodell, will give a talk at Chiltern Hu­man­ists on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 9 at 7.30pm The talk will be on ‘All Change - Re­li­gion and Belief in Bri­tain’ and will be held in Amer­sham Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Chiltern Av­enue. Ev­ery­one is welcome, for more in­for­ma­tion see www.chiltern­hu­man­ists.org.uk.

BEA­CONS­FIELD: A gala con­cert fea­tur­ing the Faust Ensem­ble will be held at St Mary’s and all Saints Parish Church, Wind­sor End, at 7.30pm on Fri­day Septem­ber 18 in aid of Brad­bury Hou­ose. Com­ple­men­tary drinks and canapes will be served in the in­ter­val. The pro­gramme will in­clude Mozart, Puc­cini and Haydn. Tick­ets, from £15, are avail­able from re­cep­tion at Brad­bury House, by call­ing 01494 671780 or from www. faustensem­ble.org.uk.

CHAL­FONT ST GILES: The Iain Ren­nie Hos­pice shop will be hav­ing a toy stall at the vil­lage show on Satur­day.

Toys, games, puzzles, books and more - find the stall for some bar­gains.

There will also be a lucky dip for chil­dren.

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GILES: The parish church par­ent and tod­dler groups Day­break and Chat­ter­box re­turn from Tues­day Septem­ber 15.

Ev­ery Tues­day morn­ing dur­ing term time, from 9.45am un­til 11.15am, there will be songs, crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren up to four years old at Day­break.

Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided and there is a £2 do­na­tion per fam­ily for the event held in the Scout Hall, Sil­ver Hill.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Frances Hawkins on 01494 870 866.

And each Thurs­day, from 9.45am un­til 11.15am, there will be songs, crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties at Chat­ter­box, for chil­dren up to three years old, in the Read­ing Room – re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided.

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PETER: New classes of 50+ Gen­tle Ex­er­cise will be start­ing on Mon­day Septem­ber 7.

From 11am un­til 12pm, new par­tic­i­pants are welcome at the classes, which take place in the Tony Graham Room, Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Gravel Hill.

Con­tact Elayne Hughes on 01494 732 020 or at elayne.hughes@gll.org.

CHAL­FONT ST PETER: The Chal­font St Peter and St Giles Royal Bri­tish Le­gion have planned a visit to the Na­tional Me­mo­rial Arboretum on Sun­day Septem­ber 13.

The coach de­parts from Church Lane car park at 9.15am, and leaves for the re­turn jour­ney at 5pm. Tick­ets cost £15 each. Con­tact Keith Bowler on 01753 882 519 or at bowlerkeith24@gmail.com.

CHAL­FONT ST PETER: Bea­cons­field artist Paul Bell, win­ner of the BBC show The Big Paint­ing Chal­lenge, will be ex­hibit­ing with twins sis­ters Dianne Riddy and Jane Miller and other renowned artists be­tween 10am and 4.30pm on Satur­day Septem­ber 12 at Chal­font St Peter Parish Hall, Church Lane. Ad­mis­sion is free.

CHAL­FONTS: The next neigh­bour­hood po­lice Have Your Say Meet­ings are on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 16 at Crumbs, Mar­ket Place, Chal­font St Peter, and on Fri­day Septem­ber 18 at the Li­brary, Chal­font St Giles.

The meet­ing on Septem­ber 16 will take place from 11.30am un­til 12.30pm, and on Fri­day Septem­ber 18 it will be from noon un­til 1.30pm.

Con­tact the Chal­fonts neigh­bour­hood polic­ing team for more in­for­ma­tion.

CHAL­FONTS: n Con­tact the El­derly or­gan­ises tea par­ties for el­derly peo­ple who live alone.

Two Sun­day af­ter­noons a month, vol­un­teer driv­ers take a group of eight to 12 el­derly peo­ple on reg­u­lar vis­its to hosts’ homes to en­joy each oth­ers com­pany and af­ter­noon tea.

The group vis­its a dif­fer­ent home ev­ery month and spends a cou­ple of hours in the com­pany of friends, old and new.

Con­tact Waseem Sadique on 07808 174 767 or email waseems@rus­sell­phillips.co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

CHAL­FONTS: Au­tumn term for the Chal­font Wind Band Train­ing Band starts on Mon­day Septem­ber 7.

It caters for de­vel­op­ing play­ers and those com­ing back to mu­sic for a break. Brass, wood­wind and per­cus­sion in­stru­ments are catered for.

There will be no au­di­tions and there is no min­i­mum stan­dard.

The band ben­e­fits from a wide age range, and chil­dren from eight years old are wel­comed on their own.

Re­hearsals take place in Robertswood School Hall on Den­ham Lane on Mon­days from 6.30pm un­til 7.30pm.

Con­tact en­quiries@ chal­fontwind­band.co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

CHE­SHAM: Che­sham Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Club will hold a Spe­cial Gen­eral Meet­ing on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 10 at the Dou­glas McMinn Cen­tre, in East Street, at 7.30pm for a 8pm start.

Chair­man John Wood­stock has asked for as many mem­bers as pos­si­ble to be present at the meet­ing.

CHE­SHAM: Che­sham Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s Late Sum­mer Show will take place on Satur­day, Septem­ber 5 from 2.30pm at Trin­ity Bap­tist Church, in Red Lion Street.

There will dis­plays of lo­cally grown flow­ers, fruit, veg­eta­bles and much more. Prizes will be awarded to the top grow­ers.

There will also be a raf­fle and re­fresh­ments.

Ev­ery­one is welcome and en­try is free.

CHE­SHAM: A talk on bird­watch­ing in the Colne Val­ley will be hosted by the Che­sham and Dis­trict Nat­u­ral History So­ci­ety on Mon­day, Septem­ber 14. The talk will be held by Steve Carter and will be held in the Church Rooms of St Mary’s Church, Church Street. The fee for visi­tors is £3.

COOKHAM: Ca­noe­cats, Dragon boats and row­ing boats will be tak­ing to the wa­ter on Satur­day at the an­nual Cookham Re­gatta or­gan­ised by the Ro­tary Club and held at The Moor, Pound Lane, Cookham.

Be­tween 11am and 5pm, you are promised a day of fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar Cookham Chal­lenge for mixed teams of 16, which com­bines boat races with a tug of war, vol­ley­ball and the unique ‘funny walk’ el­e­ment.

The event also in­cludes a fam­ily dog show, sumo suits, stalls, sideshows and rides, clas­sic cars, a silent auc­tion and plenty of en­ter­tain­ment and re­fresh­ments.

Ad­mis­sion is £5 for adults and £1 for un­der 16s and park­ing is free.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit www. cookham­re­gatta.org.uk.

GER­RARDS CROSS: Head over to the an­nual dog show and fam­ily fun day, which will take place on Sun­day Septem­ber 13 at the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre from noon on­wards.

En­joy a bar­be­cue, face paint­ing, a bouncy castle and food stall, and much more.

Con­tact 01753 883 759 for more in­for­ma­tion.

GER­RARDS CROSS: Head over to the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre on East Com­mon for a night of Mo­town on Septem­ber 11.

A ‘spec­tac­u­lar Mo­town trib­ute’, fea­tur­ing Phil Joseph live, will per­form from 7.30pm un­til late.

En­try is free. Con­tact 01753 883 759 for more in­for­ma­tion.

GER­RARDS CROSS: The Dec­o­ra­tive and Fine Arts So­ci­ety will be meet­ing on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 9 at 10.30 am and 1.45 pm in the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre.

The guest speaker is Deb­o­rah Lam­bert whose sub­ject is Wedg­wood, Cather­ine the Great and the Frog Ser­vice. Con­tact 01753 892 186 or www. gxd­fas.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

HIGH WY­COMBE: Try your hand at ori­en­teer­ing with an ex­cit­ing in­tro­duc­tion or­gan­ised by Thames Val­ley Ori­en­teer­ing Club, that is ideal for all ages and abil­i­ties.

A spe­cial event at King’s Wood, Tylers Green, on Satur­day Septem­ber 19 will have sev­eral cour­ses for new­com­ers and fam­i­lies as well as those want­ing a longer run/walk.

You’ll re­ceive a spe­cial ori­en­teer­ing map show­ing your course which will con­sist of a se­ries of check­points. At each point in the woods, you’ll find a marker flag. The chal­lenge is to visit the check­points as quickly as you can, us­ing your map to choose your route be­tween them and reg­is­ter­ing each one with a small elec­tronic tim­ing chip we’ll lend you.

Just wear what­ever you would for a run or walk in the woods and don’t for­get your sense of ad­ven­ture.

Come along any time be­tween 10am & mid­day. No ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary and plenty of help will be avail­able for new­com­ers. For more in­for­ma­tion visit Thames Val­ley Ori­en­teer­ing Club’s Face­book pages (www. face­book.com/tvo­club) or the wen­site www.tvoc.org. uk.

Turn up be­tween 10am and 11.30am and start a course any time up un­til 12pm. £6 for groups or solo adults; £2 solo ju­niors and stu­dents.

Park­ing is avail­able at Tylers Green Mid­dle School, Cock Lane, Tylers Green, High Wy­combe), Buck­ing­hamshire HP10 8DS.

HODGEMOOR: EN­TER your dog in the Hodgemoor Fun Dog Agility day at the Hodgemoor cross coun­try field on Sun­day Septem­ber 13.

Kerri and Tracy of Clever Dogs Agility will guide you round a short course. Three pounds a go - you can ei­ther pay on www.hodgemoor.org.uk or bring ex­act cash on the day.

Pro­ceeds go to the main­te­nance of trails in Hodgemoor Woods. The Dog Agility will not be com­pet­i­tive and will take place in the morn­ing be­tween 9.30am and 11.30am.

Af­ter­wards, un­til 1.30pm, there is a com­pet­i­tive ‘Horse and Hound Class’, where you can come along with a horse and a dog and do a re­lay over a short jump­ing course with a £15 en­try fee

To find the field take the nar­row path at the west end of Back Lane, from be­hind the White Horse pub, turn right up the big horse field along the wide foot­path - which as an av­enue of young poplars on the left - and the next field which has jumps in it is the cor­rect one.

Please con­tact susie@ hodgemoor.org.uk or 07876 581 144 for more in­for­ma­tion.

MAR­LOW: Dis­cover a trea­sure trove of an­tiques at the Mar­low Vintage & An­tiques Fayre on Satur­day be­tween 9am and 4pm in Lis­ton Hall, Chapel Street.

MAR­LOW: Ben Ford will give a talk en­ti­tled Winch­ester – a City in the Mak­ing to Mar­low Ar­chae­ol­ogy Scoiety on Thurs­day Septem­ber 10 at 8pm. The talk will be held at Lis­ton Hall, Chapel Street and visi­tors are welcome. For mem­ber­ship en­quiries call 01628 523896 or visit www. mar­lowar­chae­ol­ogy.org. MAR­LOW: The Crowne Plaza, Mar­low, will host a char­ity fash­ion show in aid of Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port on Thurs­day Septem­ber 10 show­cas­ing the latest fash­ions from the Eden Shop­ping Cen­tre and Mar­low High Street. Tick­ets cost £12.50 to in­clude a glass of Cham­pagne and are avail­able by call­ing 01628 496800.

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