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What's on this week
Arsenic and Old Lace, 8pm, October 20, Wycombe Swan - Town Hall, Queen Victoria Street, High Wycombe. 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 go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk.
Music to your Ears, 8.30pm, Loft Bar, Chesham. Three acts- JonPaul Palombo, The Jim Dolan Project and Becky Wixon. Tickets are £5 on the night. Go to www.facebook.com/music2yourears for more details.
Apple Days, 11am-4pm, and tomorrow, Cliveden, Near Maidenhead. Family fun with apple-tasting, woodland trail, cider and tractors.
Buckinghamshire Art Society's exhibition, 11.30am. High Wycombe Library in The Eden Centre. The launch party is at 11.30am-3pm and the prize for the Young Artist Award will be given out, which is open to all 16-18-year-olds in the county. The annual exhibition will run until October 28 and includes paintings and sculptures by the society's 100 members across Bucks selected by a panel. Go to www.bucksart.co.uk for more details.
St Mary's Guild Autumn Fayre, 10am, St Mary's Church, Church Road, Thame. Homemade produce, cakes, jams, chutneys etc, plants, books, raffle, tombola, Christmas gifts, homemade items. Cream teas and coffee served all day. Homemade Soup 11.30am - 1.30pm. Go to www.stmarysthame.org.uk or call 01844 213491.
Shona Lindsay for Cabaret Night, 7.45pm, Norden Farm, Maidenhead. Shona Lindsay has been performing professionally since the age of eleven, making her début in the title role of Annie. She has had a widely successfully television and theatre career. Television highlights include ITV’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and Crossroads plus BBC1’s Doctors and Casualty. Tickets are £14 (£12 conc) from 01628 788997 or got www.nordenfarm.org
Jubilee Classics by Candlelight, 7.30pm, All Saints Church, The Causeway, Marlow. A charity concert sponsored by High Wycombe Lions Club. Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir and The Lamphouse Singers will present a varied programme of popular classical songs including: I Vow to Thee My Country; Bridge Over Troubled Water; and Land of Hope and Glory. Tickets are £10 available from High Wycombe Tourist Information Office; Marlow Tourist Information Office; or from Sue Longman 01494 511629.
The Misbourne Symphony Orchestra, 7.45pm, Amersham School, Stanley Hill, Amersham. Viv McLean plays Rachmaninov. Also three pieces for brass players, two by local composer Chris Hazell. Tickets are available by phoning 01494 784479; or from Perfect Pitch, Chesham; or from The Record Shop, Woodside Rd, Amersham; or at the door of Amersham School. They are £12 for adults and £5 for children.
Autumn Bushcraft, 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm, Hughenden Manor. There's something for everyone on this half day activity. It doesn't matter if you're new to shelter building and fire lighting or if you want to build on existing experience and develop your knowledge of bushcraft. £25 per person, booking essential on 0844 2491895.
Bradenham Orchard Apple Day, 12-4.30pm, Bradenham. A day of apples, juice, cider and honey. £3.50 to enter.
Garage sale, 10am-4pm, 50, The Warren, Chartridge, HP5 2RY. Details on 01494 785868.
Zumba Gold with Shonna, 1.30pm.The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham .For active older adults or anyone who wants a low impact Zumba class and also great for anyone new to Zumba. Tickets are £5 from 01494 791288.
Liaisons Social Club, 8.30pm, Crooked Billet Pub, Sheepridge Lane, Bourne End. Widen your circle of friends with this social club for single people over the age of 45 in High Wycombe , Maidenhead, Marlow and surrounding areas. Activities include quiz nights, theatre trips and more. Meet at this pub 8.30pm Tuesday evening. Go to www.liaisonssocialclub.me.uk or phone 07935208153 for more details.
Weekly Hash (Run), 7.45pm, The Chequers, 51, London Road West, Amersham.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 one of its number. Mixed ability and welcome anyone regardless of how fit. End up back at the pub for a post-run drink. Find out more at www.hwh3.co.uk. £1 to join in but free the first time.
The North Walsham and Dilham Canal 1825-2025, 8pm, Amersham & Chiltern Rugby Club, Ash Grove, Weedon Lane, Amersham. Ivan Cane's talk concerns an intriguing and infrequently publicised waterway that prides itself in being the only locked canal in Norfolk. Ivan’s presentation covers its early history, the working days and subsequent decline. Restoration began some 50 years ago and has been boosted in recent times. Ivan is a retired Deputy Headmaster and is now the proud owner of a Wilderness boat This meeting is organised by the Chiltern Branch of the Inland Waterways Association. Call 01932 248178 for details.Donations accepted.
The Ridgeway Hill Forts, an illustrated talk by Prof. Gary Lock, 8pm, Garden Room, Liston Hall, Liston Road, Marlow. This talk on The Ridgeway Hill Forts has been organised by AIM (Archaeology in Marlow). Prof. Gary Lock is the Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at Oxford University and an expert authority on hill forts. Tickets are £2.50 or £3.50 for non members. For more details call 01628 4817923.
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