Top five things to do this weekend
1. Penn Street Beer Festival. From Friday to Sunday at 11am until late. This popular beer festival has become well-known in the area. The village's two award winning pubs, The Squirrel and The Hit Or Miss, host the festival over the weekend with more than 85 British ales and ciders. There is also plenty to do for the kids with a bouncy castle, slides, assault courses, coconut shy and more. It is the sixth festival at the pubs and usually attracts about 3,000 people. There will be live music throughout the weekend and a race night at the Squirrel tonight (Friday), which is £1 per bet. There will also be village cricket on the green throughout the weekend. For more details go to www.thesquirrelpub.co.uk.
2. The Wycombe Orpheus Scannappeal Concert is this Saturday at 7.30pm at St Paul's Church, Wooburn starring the acclaimed soprano Julie A.Scott, who is a classically-trained singer with a vocal range of four octaves. She has appeared before Prince Charles and has travelled worldwide entertaining the British armed forces. And of course, the Wycombe Orpheus will share the concert with their usual repertoire from pop songs to well-loved hymns and gospel songs. All money raised will go towards Scannappeal in its 25th anniversary year. Tickets are £15 from 01628 525818 or 07836 224855.
3. SOAK up the atmosphere at the Wycombe Half Marathon on Sunday. Runners will set off from Rye Park at 9.30am before going up Marlow Hill, through Flackwell Heath and onto Bourne End and Wooburn Green before returning to the Rye. There is also a 10km race, which will take place at the same time. Runners can enter on the day, if you fancy the challenge, or just enjoy being part of the crowd.
4. DANCE the night away at the Concert on the Common in Downley on Saturday from 7pm. West London band, Cry Wolf, will be performing and there will be plenty of bands from the area showing off their talent. It is expected to last until 10pm and is a free event. Hopefully the rain will stay away for an enjoyable night.
5. TRINGE Festival presents Jenny Eclair and Richard Herring at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Saturday at 8pm. Eclair's new stand-up show Eclairious showcases the professional grumpy woman. Recommended for ages 16+. Tickets are £15 from 0844 8717607 or go to www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury.