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A round-up of events across West Berkshire and North Hampshire this weekend.

Saturday 27

And Sunday, 28, Christmas Market, Pineapple Café, Rowan Drive, Newbury, 10am-4pm. Local artisan businesses and crafters selling gifts. Plus refreshments

Christmas Fair, Sherborne St John Village Hall, 2pm-4pm. For the Grange nursing home.

An evening with Darren Higgins, psychic medium, Church Lane, Burghclere, 7pm-11pm. Organised by Burghclere Pre-school and Toddler Group. Tickets from Eventbrite.

Woolton Hill Market
Woolton Hill Market

Woolton Hill Christmas Market, St Thomas’s Church hall, Woolton Hill, 10.30am-1pm. Festive market with local foods, home made crafts and Christmas gifts.

Basing House Christmas Fayre, Basing House, 11am-4pm. More than 25 stalls offering local made crafts, produce and gifting ideas

Alder Bridge School Advent Fayre, Mill Lane, Padworth, 12noon-3pm. Seasonal crafts, artisan stalls, raffle, puppet show, refreshments and live music. POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, 28

Christmas Market, Spurcroft Primary School, Thatcham, 12noon-2pm. Organised by Friends of Spurcroft. CANCELLED

Newbury Parkrun returns to Greenham Common
Newbury Parkrun returns to Greenham Common

Newbury Parkrun, Greenham Common, 9am. The return of Parkrun to Newbury,

Quiz night, Midgham Village Hall, 7pm. Teams of up to six. Tickets £12 includes a fish and chip supper. Tickets from jer.harding1@gmail.com

Ramsbury does Christmas 2021, Memorial Hall Car Park, Ramsbury, 10am-12noon. Mulled wine and Ramsbury Silver Band.

Victorian Costume-Making Workshop for the Extravaganza, Hungerford Library, 2pm-5pm. Come and make simple Victorian costumes including capes and mop caps for the Extravaganza on Friday, December 10.

Christmas Winter Wonderland Fayre, Thatcham Parish Hall, 2.30pm-5.30pm. Afternoon of fun, plus stalls and refreshments and Santa’s grotto. Adults £2, children £1. In aid of Newbury Cancer Care.

Over 80s Parcel Fund
Over 80s Parcel Fund

Mayor’s Coffee Morning, Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Place, Newbury, 10am-12noon. Fundraising event for the Over 80s Parcel Fund.

Winter bazaar, St Marys Church, Speen, 12noon-3pm. Bric-a-brac, tombola, nearly new, decorations, plants and bulbs, children’s letters to Santa, handcrafted gifts, and much more. Refreshments will be on sale, admission is free, and ample parking is available.

Sunday 28

National Animal Welfare Trust Christmas Fair funds will help to feed the animals over winter
National Animal Welfare Trust Christmas Fair funds will help to feed the animals over winter

Christmas Fair, National Animal Welfare Trust, Trindledown Farm, 11m-3pm. Variety of stalls selling goods, gifts and local produce and festive food and drink available to buy. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance for the event and children will have the chance to visit Santa’s Grotto for some Christmas related activities. Entry into the event is £2. All funds raised through this event will go towards the care of elderly animals at the centre.

Yateley Common Sunday Conservation Group, Stroud Lane Car Park, 10am-1pm. Join the volunteers to help carry out winter scrub cutting on Yateley Common and help to conserve and maintain the heathland habitat.

Thatcham Litter Pickers, meet Thatcham Scout Hut, 10am-11am

Newbury Santa Fun Run 2019
Newbury Santa Fun Run 2019

Newbury Santa Fun Run, Market Place, Newbury, check in 9am-10am for 10.30am start. Registration before the event is essential. Adults £15, Under 18s £10, Under 8s £7. Includes a Santa Suit and finishers medal for each entrant. Net proceeds to local charities, and runners/walkers can also raise money for their favourite causes. Visit www.newburyrotary.org

Spring bulb planting, Walton Way Play Park, 10am-2pm. In support of the Puple4Polio intitiative created by the Rotary Club of Great Britain.

And Sunday December 5, Christmas Family Acitivity Day, Padworth Village Hall, 10am-5pm. Messy play, Santa’s grotto (prebook), crafts, stalls and role play. £5 per child/adults free



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