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Townscape and Urban Design - Art and Common Sense, 7.30pm, Gateway Theatre, Bucks New University, High Wycombe. All you need to know about Urban Design? A talk by Peter Lerner, Consultant Town Planner. Admission free to members, £2 non members.
High Wycombe French Circle, 8pm, Downley Community Centre, Old School Close, Downley. Conference on the legendary aviators and airwomen, Elisabeth Le Doze. Clément Ader, Mermoz, Hélène Boucher, Roland Garros and Marthe Richard among others. With the support of the French Alliance in London. Tickets are ££5-£6. Call 01628 484833 for details.
Wild Weekend, 11am-5pm and tomorrow, Hughenden Manor. Join in the fun as they celebrate the great outdoors with a host of activities for the young and young at heart. Delve into the woods and discover bugs and beasties; run up a huge hill and then roll all the way back down again; go wild in their parkland and rediscover nature. Tick off the activities as you go and, if you have any energy left, count them up to see who's done the most! Normal admission applies.
Selected works from 2012 Bienniel Drawing Submission, 11am-4pm, until November 17 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. One Church Street Gallery, 1 Church Street, Great Missenden. Shows selected works of 40 of the shortlisted artists from One Church Street Gallery’s 2012 Drawing Open Submission. Call 01494 863344 or go to www.onechurchstreet.com
Craft Fair, 10:30am, Flackwell Heath Community Centre, Straight Bit, Flackwell Heath. Everything is designed and made by the crafter. Light refreshments available from 01494 88383.
University Open Day, 11am, Bucks New University, High Wycombe Campus, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe. University Open Days are open to everyone and are a real opportunity to sample the Bucks experience. Find out more about its courses and to look round the facilities. There will be an information fair providing advice regarding accommodation, disability support, money advice and Students’ Union activities. Campus tours will also be available throughout the day. Call 0800 0565 660 for details.
Mrs Twit’s revolting nose, 11am, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street.Great Missenden. For all ages: cut out warts and spots to add to a nose shape to make your own revolting Mrs Twit nose. Free for Museum visitors who have paid the admission charge, drop-in throughout the day. Call 01494 892192.
Jumble sale, 2pm, St George's Scout Hall, White Lion Road, Amersham. Home-made cakes and refreshments will be on sale and every penny will go to the Amersham School's World Challenge team. Tickets are 50p.
Karen's Big Smiles Charity Gig, 8pm, Scorpios Bar, 34 Crendon Street, High Wycombe. Karen's Big Smiles Charity Trust aims to help improve the lives of local young adults who are living with a life-limiting condition, bringing a smile to both their faces and to the faces of those around them. The day will bring together a culmination of some of Wycombe's music acts from Amir Sharma, Panacea, Wizards of WestWyc and Words From Willis. Free entry but donations welcome for charity.
Celtic Dream, 8pm. Kenton Theatre, Henley. Dancers and singers from around Ireland. Tickets are £22.50 from 01491 575698.
Free music workshop, 10am-3pm, Millbrook School, Mill End Road, High Wycombe.Free open workshop for wind, brass and percussion players. Wycombe and Great Kingshill Band is for adults who are learning an instrument, for those who are returning to playing or for those who have musical expertise but would like to try a different instrument. For more details call 01628 522729.
The Big Friendly Draw, 11am, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.For all ages: head to Miss Honey's Classroom and join in a splendiferous session as part of The Big Draw 2012. Help create a life-size BFG or colour your own mini giant to suspend from their fleet of helicopters. Free for Museum visitors, drop-in throughout the day. Call 01494 892192. Activities free with Museum entry.
The Vagina Monologues, 7.30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe. Starring Chelsee Healey, Vicky Entwistle and Clare Buckfield. Tickets are £19-£21 from 01494 512000 or www.wycombeswan.co.uk.
Booker chapel: The story of the Chapel from Foundation to Closure, 7.30pm, Booker Memorial Hall, Limmer Lane, High Wycombe.A friendly evening with a chance to exchange memories. Tickets are £2 from 01494 447918.
"The Kingfisher", 7.45pm, Great Missenden Memorial Centre, Link Road, Great Missenden. David Boag will give a magnificent slide show about this beautiful and much-loved bird of the riverbank. Talk for the Chilterns Group of BBOWT. Entry £3 from 01494 447763.
Weekly Hash (Run), 7.45pm, The Peacock, Bolter End Lane, Bolter End. High Wycombe Hash House Harriers - Drinkers with a running problem - meet every Tuesday at a local pub (normally within a 10-mile radius of HW town centre) and go for a run, seeking out a trail that has been previously laid by its number. Mixed ability and welcome anyone regardless of how fit you are. End up back at the pub for a post-run drink. Find out more at www.hwh3.co.uk. £1 to join in or free the first time.
RM Promotions present Maddy Prior - Songs from Far and Near, Clogs to Klezmer!, 8pm, Norden Farm, Maidenhead, Maddy Prior is the lead singer of Steeleye Span and has a history of collaborating with unexpected musicians. She has teamed with Giles Lewin, an instrumentalist and singer who has performed with After Hours. He is also a stalwart of the Carnival Band, another long-time collaboration of Maddy’s. They are joined by Hannah James of Lady Maisry. She brings singing, accordion, clog dancing and youth! Tickets are £16 from 01628 682555 or go to www.nordenfarm.org.uk.
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day, 6pm, 7.45pm, High Wycombe Cineworld, See the most over-subscribed gig in high definition and surround sound. It was filmed at the gig at the o2 arena on December 10, 2007. Go to cineworld.co.uk for details.
Chesham Musical Theatre presents its 90th Anniversary Gala Concert, 7.45pm, until October 20, Elgiva Theatre, St Mary's Way, Chesham. Travel through a musical journey from the early humble beginnings when Gilbert and Sullivan was all the rage; through the war years; the fantastic fifties with a little Rodgers and Hammerstein; the Swinging Sixties and beyond with Tickets start at £12 with cabaret seating (inc waitress service) from £18. Call 0330 330 2682 or visit www.elgiva.com
Arsenic and Old Lace, 8pm, until October 20, High Wycombe Town Hall, Queen Victoria Street. Classic black comedy about two sweet old ladies who poison their lodgers to save them from the sorrows of this world. Tickets are £12-£14 from 01494 512000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.