Friday 16/12/2011

LIVE music at Scorpios, 9pm-2am, Scorpios, Crendon Street, High Wycombe. Live music every Friday. Tonight local bands Release the Bats, Ever, Lieutenant, and acoustic covers set by Greg Singh at 12am and then DJ Jimmy Jenkins from the Crash Rock Club will be playing rock and alternative anthems until close. It is free entry all night. Ages 18+.

Saturday 17/12/2011

CHRISTMAS Carol Concert, 7:30pm, Shelley Theatre, Court Garden Leisure Centre, Marlow. The compère is Peter Gibbs, BBC Weather Forecaster, and the conductor is Jackie Duxbury with instrumentalists Frances and Martin Jones. Tickets £10 from 07976 848002, from Lakes Audio Visual Store, West Street, Marlow. Supporting charities Jubilee Sailing Trust and South Bucks Hospice.

THE Bisham Concert Band, 1-3pm, Hughenden Manor. The band will be singing carols in The Courtyard at Hughenden.

STEVIE Spit, 7.30pm, Comedy cabaret at the Hazlemere Community Centre. There will be a Christmas Hog Roast buffet, 70s, 80s and 90s disco and is being billed as a "fantastic local night out." Tickets are £10 per person. Call 01494355567 for details or go to Arrival at 7.30-8pm.

Sunday 18/12/2011

Haddenham Fair, 10am-4pm, Haddenham Village Hall. The Haddenham Antique and Collector's Fair.

Monday 19/12/2011

CHRISTMAS Fashion School. 9am.The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield. Passion for Fashion? Join us this Christmas and become a top fashion designer. For ages six to eight, eight to eleven and eleven to fourteen. Suitable for complete beginners to advanced students. Various activities over the week including making outfits, designing your own collection and making jewellery and accessories. Fashion show on the last day for friends and family to come and be amazed at the creations. Come for as many days as you like and get designing. Call 01494 578577. Tickets are £75 per week or £27 per day.

Tuesday 20/12/2011

SWAYZEES Modern Jive Night. Learn to Jive. No partner required. Every Tuesday. 8pm-11pm. Hedsor Social Club, Hedsor Road, Bourne End. Beginners and Intermediate lessons. Loads of free styles. All types of music. Bar. All welcome. Go to For details call 07721842142.Tickets are £4.

CAROLS and Mince Pies. 11am-12pm. The Salvation Army, Frogmoor, High Wycombe. Followed by soup at 12.15pm.

CHRISTMAS Carols with Garsington Opera, 7-9pm, Arts4Every1, Desborough Road, The Garsington Opera Education team, which includes opera singers Robert Gildon and Eleanor Moran, is holding an evening of carols. Mince pies and mulled wine will be provided.

THE Story of Lovers Rock, 7-9.30pm, High Wycombe Town Hall, The film The Story of Lovers Rock is a feel good film about lovers rock, which is a style of reggae music. You need to register to attend at or call 07908508018. It is £10 for entry and £6 for children.

Wednesday 21/12/2011

Carols at the Mayflower pub, 7.30pm, The Mayflower Pub in Hazlemere Road is holding a carol concert around the Christmas tree. Members of the Chiltern WI singers will be leading the singing.

Thursday 22/12/2011

CHRISTMAS Cookies, 10am-4pm, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham, MK18 5EH. Let children create Christmas cookies in the gardens workshop. Complete your visit with a wander through specially decorated Christmas trees displaying natural decorations on your way to pick up a free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie (until 4pm). Booking essential. £6 per child from 01280822850 or

CAROLS on the Common, 7.45pm, Around the Christmas tree on the front common, Tylers Green. Candles are provided but bring your own torch. The lights will be switched on as part of Iain Rennie Light Up a Life. There will be a free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie at the Sports and Social Club afterwards.

Also see the community news section in the Bucks Free Press for more events.