Top five things to do this weekend in south Bucks

Cookham Regatta last year

Cookham Regatta last year

First published in Freetime latest Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

1. LOOK at the moon and the stars tonight and tomorrow evening at Woodrow High House in Cherry Lane, Amersham. International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to look up and take notice of their nearest neighbour, the moon. From looking at the moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our moon. This year Wycombe Astronomical Society will be hosting an International Observe the Moon Night on Friday and Saturday from 8pm until late on both days, and is open to all members of the public. Visit http://www.tringastro.co.uk/blog/?p=336. 01442 822997. Tickets: suggested minimum donation £2 per adult.

2. ENJOY a day of family entertainment at Cookham Regatta tomorrow from 11amt to 5pm at Marsh Meadow. It is organised by Rotarians to raise money for charity. Race in canoe-cats, dragon boats or rowing boats. Enter the Cookham Challenge for a mixed teams of 16 combining boat races with a tug of war, volleyball and the unique 'funny walk'. Alternatively relax with family entertainment; try riding a segway, children’s rides, bouncy castles, slides, waterball, bungee, sumo suits, brass band, stalls, silent auction, classic cars. Enjoy the beer, pimms, scout burger bar, local curries and Thai food. Admission: £5, £1 (U 16) Free car parking. Go to www.cookhamregatta.org.uk for details. 

3. JOIN in the RSPCA Mutt Strut with Sunday from The Royal Standard of England in Forty Green. It is a sponsored dog walk. All set off from the pub at 12pm for a two mile walk hoping to raise fund for animals in need within the south Bucks area. Details from 07990 677413. Tickets: £5 minimum of sponsorship.

4. THE Wycombe Harvest Town Feast takes place this Saturday from 11am to 6pm in the High Street in High Wycombe. Pull up a chair and tuck in to freshly prepared real food at our new-format event, the Wycombe Harvest Town Feast. It's a family event with something for everyone, including street food stalls where you can watch live food demonstrations before selecting your meal of choice. The line-up so far includes Urban Rajah's authentic curry feast, Orchard View Farm's popular all-day farmhouse breakfast, fresh pasta creations from Italian Traditions and ever-popular paella. Back under the historic Guildhall this year is the Vintage Tea Party hosted by the High Wycombe Mayor's Appeal to raise funds for charity. Sit down to a cream tea and plenty of retro ambience. There's plenty of covered seating for everyone. Parking is free on the day in Wycombe District Council car parks in High Wycombe. 

5. THE Cadmore End Festival takes place this Saturday from 12pm. There is children's cricket from 12 to 1.30 pm followed by an adult village cricket match at 3pm. All afternoon there will be lots of games and a bouncy castle; stalls; refreshments; music provided by local performers in the church (between 1.30 and 3pm); flowers displayed in the church along with slides of the local historical Cadmore End. On Sunday there is a Festival Evening Song from 6pm. All at Cadmore End Church, hall and cricket ground. Call 01494 882336.

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