EVENTS IN YOUR AREA
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.