1. MAGNOLIA House at Wooburn Green will be opening on Sunday from 11am to 2pm to raise funds for Scannappeal. This half acre garden has with an abundance of spring flowering including snowdrops and sellebores set amongst many mature trees. The rear garden has an attractive stream leading to a pond and greenhouses with two small aviaries. The front garden also has a pond behind which are two beehives. Homemade soup and refreshments available. Admission £4 per adult on the gate. For further details call 01494 734161 or visit www.scannappeal.org.uk/events
2. THE Rod Stewart musical, Tonight's the Night, is on at Aylesbury tonight at 7.30pm and two performances tomorrow at 2.30 and 7.30pm. Starring former Sugababe, Jade Ewen, this musical by Ben Elton features all the well known hits of the singer, including Maggie May, Sailing and Baby Jane. Tickets are £10 to £33.40. from 0844 8717607 or go to www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury.
3. FOLLOWING the success of the justpoppedup.supper club event in January, chef Justin Akpa from Channel 4 show The Taste, returns with the justpoppedup team to celebrate 'spring on a plate'. Spring is an amazing season for locally sourced British produce so enjoy a refreshingly light seasonal menu. Tickets are £35 per person, plus booking fee (optional wine pairing available at an extra cost of £22 per person). Standard ticket price includes: guests are welcome between 7 to 8pm for a cocktail and canapé reception, at 8pm guests will be seated and served an amuse bouché followed by a four course meal inspired by spring. At 10.30pm guests will be served coffee and petit fours to conclude the evening. There will be a small art exhibition on show provided by local aspiring artistic talent. More details at www.justpoppedup.com.
It takes place on Saturday at 7pm at Arts4every1 in Desborough Road.High Wycombe.
4. IN the picturesque setting by the river bank in Marlow, the surroundings of All Saints Church will be aglow in the early spring as a major annual event in the town's calendar takes place.
The resplendent scene will be the place for Mayor Suzanne Brown to hold her first civic service, as residents get a chance to meet her and the town council team, responsible for running Marlow.
The service on Sunday, from 3pm, is open to everyone, with refreshments to be served after wards in the parish rooms. The event will be a chance to speak with councillors on any issues affecting them and to mingle with other dignitaries including MPs and neighbouring Mayors.
5. THE popular Italian food market will be bursting with authentic Italian delicacies available to try and buy. You can also test out your Italian with the numerous vendors who will be on hand to offer advice on ingredients and recipes. It runs on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm in Thame Town Centre.