1. The British Airways Cabin Crew Entertainment Society (BACCES) is celebrating 40 years treading the boards for good causes.
Members hope to reach the milestone of £1 million raised for charity by this Christmas.
BACCES is returning to the Beck Theatre, in Grange Road, Hayes, for its annual winter show. Now That’s What I Call Panto is a fun-filled combination of the nation's favourite panto stories.
Dee Bull has been part of BACCES since the very beginning: “We are extremely proud of our achievements over the last 40 years," she said.
what BACCESS's Now That's What I Call Panto
where: The Beck theatre, Grange Road, Hayes
when: Tuesday, December 6-Sunday, December 11
2) US-based British comedian Jim Tavare makes a return to the Bunker following his rise to fame across the pond, where he was the winner of International Starsearch and had an episode of NBC's programme Wings written around his act. He has also performed at the Royal Variety Show three times, and has even played an innkeeper in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as starring in the US sitcom Californication alongside X-Files star David Duchovny.
What? Stand-up comedy with Jim Tavaré
Where? Comedy Bunker, Ruislip Golf Centre, Ickenham Road, West Ruislip, HA4 7DQ
When? Wednesday, November 23, 8.15pm
4) Two charitable Christmas bazaars will be held in the Ruislip and Eastcote area on Saturday.
One is hosted by Eastcote Community Association (ECA) at Oak Hall in Southbourne Gardens from 2pm, where there will be a Father Christmas, raffle, tombola, cakes, chocolatier and toy sale - all in aid of the Marie Curie Hillingdon Nurses Appeal.
The second event is being held at St Martin's Church in Ruislip High Street between 8pm and 10pm, where there will be a range of stalls selling jewellery, arts and crafts, chocolate, jams and homemade Christmas cards - in aid of the local Orchyd charity providing free holidays for disabled children.
What? Christmas bazaars
Where? Oak Hall, Southbourne Gardens, and St Martin's Church, Ruislip High Street
When? Saturday November 26 from 2pm and 8pm
Cost? Free/£1 entrance
Call: 020 8866 2050 for ECA, 020 8868 6339 for Orchyd3) Last year's Eastcote Christmas Fair saw thousands pack the town's high street for one of the borough's biggest and best outdoor festive events. The festival returns this year with children's storytelling in Eastcote Library, live bands on the main stage, an RSPCA-sponsored fashion show, candle-light parade, carol service outside Eastcote Station (which will be 'lit up like Harrods') and of course, the big Christmas lights switch-on performed by Santa Claus himself.
What? Eastcote Christmas Market and Fair
Where? Field End Road, Eastcote
When? Sunday December 4, from 9am to 8pm
5) Hillingdon's ice rink returns again outside Uxbridge Civic Centre. Ticket prices have been frozen from last year, with peak and off-peak sessions and discounts available for groups. The kiosk will be open for ticket sales but to avoid disappointment Hillingdon Council recommends booking online through its website www.hillingdon.gov.uk or by calling in advance. Skaters are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of their session, which lasts 45 minutes with up to 130 people per session. Skate marshals will offer assistance but there are no formal skating lessons available.
What? Ice rink
Where? Outside Uxbridge Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW.
When? Starting Friday December 2, between 10am and 9pm each day
Cost? Between £3.50 and £7 per person
Call: 01895 558347