What’s on in Wokingham borough August 12-20

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The following events are all taking place within Wokingham borough – which includes Earley, Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Ruscombe, Wargrave, Finchampstead and Hurst, among other parts of the borough.

Is your event not listed here? Drop us an email at events@wokinghampaper.co.uk and we’ll add them here.

Saturday, Aug 12

READING – The Oracle Riverside RG1 2AG. Summer Food Festival: pop-up menu bar, free samples and food presentations. Details: www.theoracle.com

RISELEY – Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road RG7 1SP. Fairy and Pixie Weekend including fairy tales with The Garden Shed Gang, face painting, bubble fun and a bouncy castle. Entry included in admission fee. 10.30am-4.30pm. Details: 0118 932 6444.

WARGRAVE – The Greyhound, High Street RG1 8BU. ReadirockRevolution music day: Forays, The Ironics, Jamie Larbalestier Music, Phil Morrison, #youtararmy, Scott Linstead & Julian Crosswell and more. Details: 0118 940 2556.

WINNERSH – Library, The Forest School, Robin Hood Lane RG41 5ND. Gaming club for teenagers. £1. 10.30am-12.30pm. Details: 0118 979 7519.

WOKINGHAM – Ormonde Road Allotments. National Allotments Week open event: explore the site, learn more about running a plot. 2pm. Free entry.

WOODLEY – Christ Church, Crockhamwell Road RG5 3LA. Ramble: meet in car park, come dressed for weather. 10am. Details: 0118 926 8143.

WOODLEY – Town Centre, Crockhamwell Road. Saturday Market. Details: 0118 921 6920.

Sunday, Aug 13

EARLEY – Network Vineyard Church, Woodley Hill House, Eastcourt Avenue, RG6 1HH. Barbecue, fun and games for all the family. Noon-2pm. Details: 0118 966 2007.

READING – Forbury Gardens, RG1 3EJ. Afternoon concerts: Pangbourne Band. 3pm. Details: 0118 937 2271.

READING – The Oracle Riverside RG1 2AG. Summer Food Festival: pop-up menu bar, free samples and food presentations. Details: www.theoracle.com

RISELEY – Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road RG7 1SP. Fairy and Pixie Weekend including fairy tales with The Garden Shed Gang, face painting, bubble fun and a bouncy castle. Entry included in admission fee. 10.30am-4.30pm. Details: 0118 932 6444.

SPENCERS WOOD – Village Hall, Basingstoke Road RG7 1AP. Jive, Lindy Hop and Swing class. 8pm, each week starts with a beginners and revision session, with an intermediate Lindy Hop session straight afterwards. £7 per session, add £3 for the Lindy Hop session. Details: http://jive-cats.co.uk.

SONNING – The Coppa Club, The Great House, Thames Street RG4 6UT. Coppa Club second birthday with live music from Duke-Boxx. From 1pm. Details: 0118 921 9890.

WINNERSH – St Mary’s Church, Church Close RG41 5NA. St Mary’s Day Festival Eucharist. 9.30am-12.30pm.

WOKINGHAM – Cantley Field, Twyford Road. Ollie Young Foundation family fun day including stalls, games, face painting, inflatables, cake, ice cream, barbecue, live entertainment and more. From 11am.

WOODLEY – Town Centre, Crockhamwell Road. Car boot and table top sale. 8am-1pm. Details: 0118 921 6920.

Monday, Aug 14

FINCHAMPSTEAD – Library, FBC Centre RG40 4ES. Fur and Feathers: come and meet birds of prey, hands-on experience. 9.45am-10.45am Details: 0118 908 8176.

READING – Palmer Park, Wokingham Road RG6 1LE. Summer festival for children: circus shows at 2pm, 3.15pm, 5pm and 6pm, Fred In The Shed noon, Moana Beach Party 1pm and 5pm, animals meet and greet, giant water slide, rides, face painting, stalls and more. 11am-7pm. Tickets £3, Circus £10, under twos and carers £2. Funfair pay as you go. Details: facebook.com/kidsummerfestival2017

WOKINGHAM – Library, Denmark Street RG40 2BB. Animal Agents Activity Sessions. Free, donations welcome. 2.15pm-3.30pm. Fur and Feathers: come and meet birds of prey, hands-on experience. 11.30am-12.30pm. £4. Details: 0118 978 1368.

WOODLEY – Library, Headley Road RG5 4JA. Farmyard Fun for ages seven and under. £1.50. 10.15am-11am. Details: 0118 969 0304.

Tuesday, Aug 15

BEECH HILL – Thrive, Trunkwell Park RG7 2AT. Open gardens in aid of Thrive: three acres of Victorian walled garden to enjoy, refreshments, meet gardeners, staff and volunteers. 2pm-4pm. Free entry. Donations welcome. Details: 0118 988 5688.

EARLEY – Earley St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Avenue. Board Games Cafe: play games, make friends, enjoy a cuppa. 10am. Details: 0118 966 9080.

FINCHAMPSTEAD – Library, FBC Centre RG40 4ES. Farmyard Fun: stories and rhymes for ages seven and under. £1.50. 2.15pm-3pm. Details: 0118 908 8176.

LOWER EARLEY – Library, Chalfont Close, Chalfont Way RG6 5HZ. Animal Agents Activity Sessions. Free, donations welcome. 2.15pm-3.30pm. Details: 0118 931 2150.

TWYFORD – Library, Polehampton Close RG10 9RP. Farmyard Fun: stories and rhymes for ages seven and under. £1.50. 11am-11.45am. Details: 0118 934 0800.

WOKINGHAM – Methodist Church, Rose Street RG40 1XS. Wokigham Art Society demonstration evening: Jonathan Newey’s seascape using acrylics. £4. 7.30pm. Details: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk

Wednesday, Aug 16

SHINFIELD – Parish Hall, School Green. Pound Green Shinfield Women’s Institute meeting: craft evening. 7.30pm.

WOKINGHAM – Library, Denmark Street RG40 2BB. Animal Agents Activity Sessions. Free, donations welcome. 10.45am-noon. Farmyard Fun: stories and rhymes for ages seven and under. £1.50. 2pm-2.45pm. Details: 0118 978 1368.

WOODLEY – Pagoda, Woodley Town Centre, Crockhamwell Road. Bike Marking event and much more. 10am-1pm.

WOODLEY – Library, Headley Road RG5 4JA. Animal Agents Activity Sessions. Free, donations welcome. 10.45am-noon. Details: 0118 969 0304.

WOODLEY – Studio 3, Vibez Dance (above Iceland), 81 Crockhamwell Road, RG5 3JP. Jive, Lindy Hop and Swing class. 7.30pm, each week starts with a beginners and revision session, with an intermediate Lindy Hop session straight afterwards. £7 per session, add £3 for the Lindy Hop session. Details: http://jive-cats.co.uk.

WOODLEY – Town Centre, Crockhamwell Road. Farmers’ Market. 9am-1.30pm. Details: 0118 921 6920.

Thursday, Aug 17

EARLEY – Earley St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Avenue. Over 50s Club: speakers, games, refreshments and more. £6 subscription, £2 per month. 2pm-4pm. Details: 0118 966 9080.

MAIDEN ERLEGH – Library, off Silverdale Road RG6 7HS. Children’s writing course with animal themes. For ages 9-12. £1. 2.30pm-3.15pm. Details: 0118 966 6630.

LOWER EARLEY – Library, Chalfont Close, Chalfont Way RG6 5HZ. Animal Agents Activity Sessions. Free, donations welcome. 10.45am-noon. Details: 0118 931 2150.

SHINFIELD – Shinfield View Care Home, School Green, RG2 9EH. High tea and brass band in the home’s gardens. 5pm. Details: 0118 467 4727.

WOKINGHAM – The Three Frogs, London Road. ASD Social Group for adults with aspergers or autism who require little or no supervision and are comfortable in a group. Carers, partners and friends also welcome. 7pm.

WOKINGHAM WITHOUT – Pinewood Bar & Cafe, Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road RG40 3AQ. Bracknell MX5 meet. 5.30pm-10pm. Details: www.facebook.com/BracknellMX5Meet

WOODLEY – Christ Church, Crockhamwell Road RG5 3LA. Monthly quiz afternoon. 2pm. Details: 0118 926 8143.

WOODLEY – Christ Church, Crockhamwell Road RG5 3LA. Busy Lizzie Coffee morning with water safety talk from Water Babies. 11.45am. Details: busylizzy.co.uk

Friday, Aug 18

MAIDEN ERLEGH – Library, off Silverdale Road RG6 7HS. Farmyard Fun: stories and rhymes for ages seven and under. £1.50. 2.15pm-3pm. Details: 0118 966 6630.

WOKINGHAM – St Paul’s Church Parish Rooms, Reading Road. Coffee and Chat: listening ears, hot drinks, a chance to chat, friendly faces and more. 2pm-4pm. 0118 979 2122.
WOKINGHAM WITHOUT – Pinewood Bar & Cafe, Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road RG40 3AQ. 496 Summer meet. 7pm-11pm.

WOODLEY – Library, Headley Road RG5 4JA. Animal Agents Activity Sessions. Free, donations welcome. 10.45am-noon. Details: 0118 969 0304.

Saturday, Aug 19

CAMBERLEY – Town Centre GU15 3SW. Camberley Car Show 2017: classic and vintage cars, street theatre, live music, facepainting and more. 10am-4pm. Free entry. Details: 01276 25588.

EARLEY – Earley St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road RG6 1EY. Craft and garden fayre with stalls, refreshments and more. 10am-4pm. Free entry. Details: www.craftandgardenfayre.co.uk

EMMER GREEN – Abbey Rugby Club, Peppard Road. Special fun day to raise funds for Bishopswood Special School: Assisted Donkey Rides, Land Train, Tractor Rides, Hog Roast, Food Stalls, Craft Stalls, Brass Band, African Drummer, Coconut Shy, Inflatables, Professional Freestyle Football Demonstration, Ice Creams, Licensed Bar and more. 11am-5pm. £5 per family/car. Details: 07495 547792

HURST – Village Hall, School Road RG10 0DR. Hurst Horticultural Show: animals, music, food, bar and more. Includes performance by Waltham St Lawrence Silver Band. 1.30pm-5pm.

READING – Berkshire Family History Society Research Centre, Yeomanry House, 131 Castle Hill, RG1 7TJ. Second hand book sale includes social, local and family history. Free entry and parking. Noon-3pm. Details: 0118 950 9553.

RISELEY – Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road RG7 1SP. Pirate weekend: storytime, Seaside Sally and her Swashbuckling Pirates Show, How to be a Pirate, face painting and bouncy castles. Entry included in admission fee. 10.30am-4.30pm. Details: 0118 932 6444.

TWYFORD – Stanlake Meadows, Stanlake Park RG10 0BL. Twyford Village Fete: Classic cars, Beer tent, Hog Roast, Live Music, Motorcycle Stunt show, Stalls, childrens races and more. 1pm-5pm. Free entry. Parking £3. Details: 0118 934 5444.

WINNERSH – Library, The Forest School, Robin Hood Lane RG41 5ND. Gaming club for teenagers. £1. 10.30am-12.30pm. Details: 0118 979 7519.

WOODLEY – Town Centre, Crockhamwell Road. Saturday Market. 9am-3pm. Details: 0118 921 6920.

Sunday, Aug 20

EARLEY – Wokingham Waterside Centre, Thames Valley Park RG6 1PQ. Reading Dragon Boat racing organised by Reading Lions. 9.30am-5pm. Details: www.readingdragon boatfestival.co.uk

READING – Forbury Gardens, RG1 3EJ. Afternoon concerts: Woodley Concert Band. 3pm. Details: 0118 937 2271.

RISELEY – Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road RG7 1SP. Pirate weekend: story time, Seaside Sally and her Swashbuckling Pirates Show, How to be a Pirate, face painting and bouncy castles. Entry included in admission fee. 10.30am-4.30pm. Details: 0118 932 6444.

SPENCERS WOOD – Village Hall, Basingstoke Road RG7 1AP. Jive, Lindy Hop and Swing class. 8pm, each week starts with a beginners and revision session, with an intermediate Lindy Hop session straight afterwards. £7 per session, add £3 for the Lindy Hop session. Details: http://jive-cats.co.uk.

WINNERSH – Winnersh Community Hall, New Road RG41 5DU. Wargames Association of Reading summer tournament. 9am-5pm. £10 entry. Details: www.wargames associationreading.co.uk

WOKINGHAM – Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road RG40 5TU. Screening of Raymond 5. 7pm. £5. Details: www.facebook.com/raymonds5movie/

WOKINGHAM WITHOUT – Pinewood Miniature Railway, Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road 
RG40 3AQ. Pinewood Miniature Railway public open day. 1.30pm-4pm. £1 per ride, buy five get sixth free. Under threes free. www.pinewoodrailway.co.uk

WOODLEY – Hair of the Dog, Hudson Road RG5 4EW. Bath day in aid of K&C Guinea Pig and Rabbit Rescue. Details: 0118 944 0972.