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Today to Fri 25 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Jumble Sale in aid of Cats Protection Hemel Hempstead & Berkhamsted
Jumble sales are great fun so come along and bag yourself a bargain! Books, toys and games, clothes of all shapes and sizes (some of them nearly new) from baby to adult, shoes, bric-a-brac, sheets, curtains, cushions and other household items.
Adeyfield Community Centre, The Queens Square, Hemel Hempstead
Sat 19 May

More details - The Grand Vintage Fair
Now in our new venue and we are able to offer free parking in the Village Hall car park, shops nearby or opposite by the green. Lots of our regular and popular sellers with some new colleagues also. Always new items for you to view and purchase. We aim to have a mix of sellers and do not dateline for selling.
The Village Hall, Leverstock Green. Hemel Hempstead.
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Patchwork - Open Garden for NGS
¼-acre garden with lots of year-round colour, interest and perfume, particularly on opening days. Sloping site containing rockeries, 2 small ponds, herbaceous border, island beds with bulbs in Spring and dahlias in Summer, roses, fuchsias, patio pots and tubs galore - all set against a background of trees and shrubs...
Patchwork, Berkhamsted
Sun 6 May

More details - Pie Corner - Open Garden for NGS
A garden designed to complement the modern classical house. Formal areas near the house, with views down the valley, include lawns and a formal pool. The garden becomes more informal towards the woodland edge. A dry garden leads through new meadow planting to the vegetable garden.
Pie Corner, Abbots Langley
Sun 13 May

More details - Rip-Roaring 1920s Night
The Pepper Foundation (reg. charity 1056823) is holding a fundraiser in support of Pepper Nurses on Thurs 10th May at The Gatsby in Berkhamsted and celebrating all things 1920s. There will be dancing, a live jazz band, hot two-course buffet, a raffle and more!
The Gatsby Restaurant & Piano Bar, High Street, Berkhamsted
Thu 10 May

More details - BerkoBeerFest
A range of 36 beers from breweries in and around the Chilterns. Plus 12 ciders, wine and soft drinks available and a range of street food including burgers, curry and vegetarian options. All accompanied by live music from the best of our local bands.
Berkhamsted Cricket Club
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Berkhamsted RCTA Mayday BH Floating market
A way to spend a few hours in the open air sharing the towpath space & meeting traders who live & work on the canals. Arts & crafts, food & "Not on the High Street" goods.
Grand Union Canal towpath adjacent to Waitrose
Fri 4 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Dacorum Symphony Orchestra Concert
Dacorum Symphony Orchestra Concert with James Beadle (Piano) playing Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Also Brahms Festival Overture and Kodaly Hary Janos Suite
Centenary Theatre Berkhamsted School, Kings Road, Berkhamsted
Sun 20 May

More details - Bluebell Walks and Teas
Walk across the emerging wildflower meadows to visit the native bluebells in the 4 acres of ancient beech woodland and return for organic refreshments in the tearoom. New for 2018 - Farmer’s Market - locally sourced organic produce and hand crafts.
Spring Meadow Farm, Whelpley Hill, , Berkhamsted
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 6 May, Sun 13 May

More details - The Argument
Darkly funny, The Argument shows how a small disagreement over an unimportant subject can lead to big arguments. A young couple have different opinions on a film and, as the discussion becomes more heated, life-changing differences come to the fore. Before long, family and friends are also engulfed.
Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans
Today and Sat 28 Apr

More details - On Golden Pond
Norman, an irascible eighty-year-old, and his wife Ethel have spent summers at their lake house for nearly fifty years. But when Ethel offers to look after the teenage son of their daughter’s fiancé, the elderly couple find their idyll both challenged and enriched.
Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans
Fri 11 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Chenies Manor Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
C14/15 Manor House within award-winning gardens. Throughout the garden permanent herbaceous plantings are complemented by two distinct seasonal plantings for spring and summer.
Chenies Manor Gardens, Rickmansworth
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Waterboys
The Waterboys. Artists performing: Waterboys.: Tickets avaiable.
Watford Colosseum, Watford
Mon 30 Apr

More details - NATIONAL TRUST Watford and District Association
Josh Kalms is the Hertfordshire & Middlsex Wildlife Trust’s People and Wildlife Officer for Affinity Water Sites. He will give an overview of the Affinity Biodiversity Project and the work involved in it.
Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Road, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire
Thu 3 May

More details - “UK Birds of Prey – on a Wing and a Prayer” - Jeff Knott
Illustrated talk organised by Watford Local RSPB Group. Jeff Knott is Head of Nature Policy at the RSPB. He has been working on bird of prey conservation for the last 10 years. His talk will cover the continuing and illegal persecution of hen harriers on grouse moors.
Stanborough Centre, 609, St Albans Rd, Watford
Wed 9 May

More details - FREE Philosophy & Mindfulness Open Evening and Taster Session
Let your daily life become a journey of self-discovery. The Practical Philosophy course brings together people from all walks of life to discuss ideas and principles from some of the world’s great philosophical teachings, eastern as well as western. But this is just the start.
Friends’ Meeting House, Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans
Tue 1 May

More details - Ashridge Estate - Watercolour Workshops
Join local artist Liz Rogers and create your own watercolour painting of the Ashridge bluebells. Liz Rogers is a local artist specialising in watercolour and mixed media painting. Her love of colour, texture and strong composition is evident in all her work.
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted
Sat 28 Apr, Fri 4 May

More details - Ashridge Estate - Dockey Wood Bluebells
Charges will apply to Dockey Wood over two peak weekends. A chance to learn more about this special forestry plantation and the wonderful bluebells that bloom here. Entry to the wood outside the times given here remains free. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome with accompanying adults. Dogs on leads welcome.
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted
Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Ashridge Estate - Gentle stroll - Bluebells
Join our knowledgeable volunteers for a gentle stroll to see Ashridge’s famous bluebells. This two mile gentle walk will take you to some of Ashridge’s best bluebell areas. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome with accompanying adults. Dogs on leads welcome.
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted
Wed 2 May

More details - Ashridge Estate - Bluebell walks
We are offering two bluebell walks this year - one in the daytime and one in the evening, to give everyone a chance to go with our knowledgeable staff and volunteers to the best areas.
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted
Thu 3 May, Sat 5 May

More details - Ashridge Estate - *Sorry, sold out* Dawn Chorus Walk
Join an Ashridge Ranger on this early morning walk to look for and listen to birds on the Ashridge Estate. Breakfast at The Brownlow Caf is included. At this time of year the birds are busy setting up territories ready for the breeding season and all the males are singing, especially first thing in the morning.
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted
Sat 5 May

More details - Ashridge Estate - Plant Fair
Join us for our annual Plant Fair this spring. We will be hosting a Plant Fair on May 20. Browse through hundreds of different plant species grown by our volunteer growers and local nurseries. Stock up on an exceptional range of plants and pick up everything you need to make the garden beautiful this season.
Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted
Sun 20 May

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More details - Golf Day at Stocks
Stableford 4 Ball Competition. Teams of four, 18 hole golf play. Bacon rolls with coffee, two course lunch, team and individual prizes, raffle & auction. Shotgun start 10am. £60pp, £240 for teams of 4. Teams need to be pre-booked by contact fundraising@chilternsmscemtre.org
Stocks Golf Club, Aldbury,
Today

More details - New Penny Theatre Company presents Ayckbourn's "Bedroom Farce"
After “NOISES OFF” & “RELATIVELY SPEAKING” New Penny Theatre Company hits the stage at the Elgiva once more with Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious hit comedy “BEDROOM FARCE”. Set in the seventies, we visit three bedrooms over one night and the next morning, following the story of four married couples.
Elgiva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham
Tue 15 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival
Before we know it Spring will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival...... Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK; with The Pretty Things headlining and five other very different, but striking bands, this will undoubtedly be another a great festival and an occasion not to miss!
Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden
Sun 13 May

More details - Bootleg Bee Gees Live
"This act is fun from start to finish!" The Stage The Bootleg Bee Gees celebrate the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever with a show featuring all the seventies disco classics, along with other famous Bee Gees hits from the sixties, like "Massachusetts" and "Words", plus eighties favourites made famous by...
Harpenden Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Harpenden Mencap Music Medley Fundraising Concert
Our 5th Music Medley fundraising concert brings a mix of music and dance with something for everyone: St George’s School Jazz Band Apex Dance Harpenden Musical Theatre Company perform Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo Abafando - classical music with a twist Elizabeth Bottone and David Crew - a musical
High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden
Sat 28 Apr

The Portraits with special guest Emma Ballantine More details - The Portraits with special guest Emma Ballantine
Drawingroom darlings of the magnificent kind...generous, warm hearted, compassionate...the Portraits ..a meld of Irish, French and English Folk...their own original sound and featured extensively on BBC radio two and across various regional BBC shows..veterans of not one but several shows here.
The Drawingroom, Chesham
Sat 28 Apr
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More details - Relish (by Mary Scott)
Chesham based TouchPoint Productions presents “Relish“, a dark comedy written and directed by Mary Scott. “Excellent production. Good blend of humour and tension” (Oxfringe2011) Dan and his new wife, Stacy, are holding a birthday dinner party for his older sister, Fran.
The Little Theatre, Church St, Chesham
Fri 4 May and Sat 5 May

More details - Watford 10K
The ever popular Watford 10k returns once again in 2018. The race takes place along the beautiful Bluebell Route in Cassiobury Park. The long-established race, organised on behalf of Watford Mencap will, once again, be looking to attract runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced runners.
Cassiobury Park, Watford
Sun 6 May

More details - Theatre Organ Concert
Michael Woolridge - The popular organist from the South Coast returns to St Albans
St Albans Organ Theatre, 320 Camp Road, St Albans Herts
Sat 12 May

More details - Musical Sunday Afternoon
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments. Includes tea and coffee in the interval. (Every 2nd Sunday of the month March to November)
St Albans Organ Theatre, 320 Camp Road, St Albans Herts
Sun 13 May, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Sing Haydn's 'Creation' with Chorleywood Choral Society
Chorleywood Choral Society will be performing Haydn’s ’Creation’, with Berkhamsted Choral Society, at St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted on Saturday, 8th September.
rehearsals on Monday evenings from 8-10pm at Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood
Mon 30 Apr, Mon 7 May

More details - Watford Philharmonic Society:  From Major to Minor
The Watford Philharmonic Society will be performing both Dvorak’s Mass in D Major and Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D Minor.
Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Mapdance Spring Tour
‘…leaping and turning in zesty spurts with an insouciance that leaves nothing to chance’ Donald Hutera Mapdance, University of Chichester’s MA touring company performs diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers.
The Sandpit Theatre, The Ridgeway, St Albans
Wed 9 May

More details - Victoria & Abdul (12) Screening
As part of our new ’Sandpit Curated’ film programme, we are pleased to present an afternoon screening of the fabulous period drama ’Victoria & Adbul’. Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee.
The Sandpit Theatre, The Ridgeway, St Albans
Sun 13 May

Watford Celebration 2018 More details - Watford Celebration 2018
This is Watford’s colourful multicultural free annual festival with performances of music, dance and drama, as well as demonstrations of martial and other arts, international lunch time food from the communities in Watford, activities for children including a bouncy castle, activity tables and face painting, and
Multi Cultural Community Centre and St Michael and All Angels Church, and Littlebury Hall, 70, Durban Road, Watford
Mon 7 May
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More details - A welcome return of Johnny Wheeler to Amersham RBL!
A special Saturday evening of live music and dancing to a brilliant singer/guitarist. He’ll be including many songs from the 50’s and 60’s right through to the 2000’s. Music for dancing or just sit and enjoy! A very friendly club with drinks at a sensible price!
Amersham Royal British Legion, 91 Woodside Rd, Amersham
Sat 5 May

More details - Schubert Mass in G and Duruflé Requiem
Chorleywood Choral Society’s Spring Concert. Soloists: Kate Wili, soprano; Leslie Davis, mezzo-soprano; James Robinson, tenor; Wyn Pencarreg, baritone; Iestyn Evans, organist. Conducted by Graham Wili.
Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham-on-the-Hill
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Billie Richardson exhibition
At Trestle, we are passionate about supporting newly emerging local artists and giving them a platform for their creativity, so this Spring time we welcome Billie Richardson, a local artist into the Gallery Café for her first exhibition as a solo artist!
Trestle Arts Base Russet Drive
Today to Thu 3 May

More details - Pursued By A Bear | Foundry Festival 2018
Research and development of two new plays by exciting women writers, in celebration of the Suffragette Centenary, honouring Heroines, historical and contemporary, local and global.
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, Herts
Fri 18 May and Sat 19 May

More details - The Nose that Nobody Picked – The Mucusical
Adapted for stage from his book ‘The Nose That Nobody Picked’ The Mucusical by David Parkin Shortlisted for the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award 2017 A rip snorting yarn for all the family … with songs … and snot One day Christopher (Kirsty Mealing, Scuffle Box Theatre Company), a keen, but unorthodox
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, Herts
Sun 20 May

More details - A Special Sunday Night With Singer/Guitarist Johnny Wheeler!
We welcome back talented singer/guitarist Johnny Wheeler for his second visit this year. He’ll be entertaining the members and guests with an evening of live music from the days of swing through Rock ’n’ Roll to ballads and (a little) country.
Chorleywood Working Men’s Club, Shepherds La, Chorleywood, Nr. Rickmansworth
Sun 20 May

More details - Tring Bowls Club Open Days
TRING BOWLS CLUB OPEN DAYS. PENDLEY SPORTS CENTRE, COW LANE TRING, HP23 5NS We welcome all newcomers to our Open Days whether you’ve never bowled before, perhaps have played a few ends in a public park, or maybe you used to bowl and are thinking about taking it up again.
TBC, Pendley Sports Centre, Cow Lane, Tring, Herts
Sun 6 May

More details - Cheeki Monkeys BIG Pop-up Baby & Children’s Market/ Event and Fun Family Day
The place where "Smart Parents" shop! SAVE up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods! Plenty to keep the little ones amused. Buy & sell babies’ & children’s toys, clothes & equipment. For some fantastic pre-loved buying & selling tips, visit our website.
Westfield Academy Tolpits Lane WATFORD
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Watford Model Railway Exhibition
The South West Herts Model Railway Society is pleased to announce its 38th Annual Model Railway exhibition which will be held in Watford on 12th May 2018. Over 20 quality layouts have been invited from across the country covering a range of timescales from the early 20th century to the present day.
Queens School, Aldenham Road, Watford
Sat 12 May

More details - Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate - 50 Things Club
On the first Sunday of every month we hold a ’50 Things to do before you are 11 ’ event. There will be a variety of activiities from the ’50 Things’ handbook, depending on the weather. Come along and join in to add another sticker to your record.
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade,
Sun 6 May

More details - Duke of Burgundy butterfly walk
Join a member of our countryside team to look for the rare and elusive Duke of Burgundy on Dunstable Downs. Join the Rangers to discover some of the butterflies that make their home on the Downs.
National Trust - Chiltern gateway Centre
Sat 12 May

More details - Ben Hur - The greatest Roman epic comedy spoof since The Life of Brian!
WORLD AMATEUR PREMIERE An epic comedy… The greatest Roman epic comedy spoof since The Life of Brian! A sensational, awe-inspiring and unforgettable staging of General Lew Wallace’s timeless classic Ben Hur including sea battles, chariot racing and leprosy!
Pump House Theatre, Local Board Road, Watford
Today and Sat 28 Apr

More details - Haywire by Eric Chappell
Alec Frith runs a bookshop and lives in the flat above with his wife, Maggie. He is having an affair with his glamorous assistant, Liz, with whom he has arranged an illicit holiday while his wife is away with friends. With everything so carefully planned what could possibly go wrong?
Pump House Theatre & Arts Centre, Local Board Road, Watford
Wed 23 May to Sat 26 May