- Grow Heathrow, the Sipson market garden and "squat-topia", is marking its fourth birthday this Saturday (March 1).
Despite the threat of eviction looming large after losing a Court of Appeal battle with the landowner, the anti-third runway activists living on the site are determined to celebrate in their own unique way.
Expect face painting, seed-sowing, arts and crafts, live music, fresh pizza cooked in the camp's wood-fired clay oven, and the famous bike-powered sound system.
From 1pm onwards, entry is free, and all are welcome.
- Following the Uxbridge Gazette's coverage of the Walking Matilda appeal, which touched the hearts of thousands across the UK after gaining national media exposure, the Carpenters Arms pub in Hayes is holding a family fun day in aid of children's charity, Tree of Hope.
From 1pm on Saturday (March 1), there will be face-painting, cakes, children's entertainers, a raffle and disco, and even a reptile farm at the Uxbridge Road pub.
Five-year-old Matilda Duncan, from Eastcote (pictured, right), suffers from cerebral palsy and needs an operation to help her walk. Thanks to a letter her best friend Casey, four, sent to the Gazette in January, the £40,000 needed was donated by the general public in just a week.
Kellyann Willett, manager of the Carpenters Arms, said: “Our customers have a great tradition of raising money for charity, especially for local charities. Matilda is a local girl and we want to do all we can to help her get the support she needs."
- A charity night in memory of legendary guitarist Gypie Mayo, who died in October, is to be held at The Tropic, at Ruislip Social Club in Grosvenor Vale.
Pete Sargeant and Leigh Heggarty of The Band of Sceptics and The Flying Squad present a music salute to the late Yardbirds and Dr Feelgood guitar ace on Sunday (March 2). Doors open at 7.30pm, with music set to start at 8.30pm.
The evening will cover Gypie’s career, his own musical tastes and compositions. Expect rock, blues and roots numbers, plus a finale based upon the renowned Wolf Tracks shows.
Let the Smokestacks blaze and the Milk and Alcohol flow!
Visit www.tropicatruislip.co.uk, or call 020 8707 2256
Entry is £10. All proceeds to The Bath Hospice, where Gypie was cared for in his final days.
- Enjoy an afternoon of health, wellness and pampering.
Nutritionist Azmina Govindji, who has appeared on The One Show and Lorraine, will be visiting Pinner Methodist Church Hall, in Love Lane, Pinner, on Saturday (March 1) to talk about balanced nutrition.
There will be free manicures and pedicures, plus all guests will receive a goodie bag worth £50.
Ladies can also try a free taster ‘barre pilates’ class, or try Indian head massage, booking required for both.
Entry is £20.