WHY not enjoy tossing some boules around before tasting barbecued food this weekend?
Harrow Petanque Club is holding an open day or mêlée to launch their season and introduce beginners to the leisurely French sport at their home at Old Lyonian Sports and Social Club in Pinner View, Harrow.
Visitors will be able to try out their skills on the playing surface, or piste, with the hollow metal boules, which are tossed out of the hand to land as close as possible to a smaller wooden jack or cochonnet.
The casual pasttime, which is related to bowls, is ideal for families as anyone of any age can play and the club is laying on a barbecue to boot.
where? Old Lyonian Sports and Social Club, 74 Pinner View, Harrow, HA1 4QF
when? Saturday, March 31 at 10.30am for an 11am start
cost? Free and open to everyone
contact: Vincent Wills on 07889 669865
DRAMA-loving youngsters can occupy themselves this Easter with a mini activity course at Harrow Arts Centre.
The workshop, being run by the in-house team, is called A Play in 4 Days! and will allow children aged 8 to 12 to devise their own short show over four consecutive days.
It provides an opportunity for kids to learn new acting skills, meet new friends and learn to work together to put on a performance for family and friends on the final day.
There is a maximum limit of 15 participants.
where? Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, HA5 4EA
when? From 1.30pm and 4.30pm daily from Monday April 2 to Thursday April 5
cost? £40 for the four days
contact: Book via the box office on 020 8416 8989 or www.harrowarts.com
DANCE the night away to old school tunes with a DJ and urban music pioneer’s guest gig at a Kenton nightspot.
DJ Spoony, who used to broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and Kiss 100, will be manning the decks at Peaches Bar and Restaurant.
He promises a set of hip hop, garage, R’n’B, dubstep, funky house, soul, bashment and club classics on Friday April 6 when he will be supported by DJ Krash.
The night will be over-21 for girls and over-23 for guys and visitors must come in mixed groups. There is a strict dress code of no sportswear, no hoodies and no trainers and ID will be required.
where? Peaches and Bar, 177-179 Kenton Road, Kenton, HA3 0EY
when? Friday, April 6 from 8.30pm until 3am
cost? free before 9.30pm, £5 before 10.30pm and more thereafter
call: 0208 907 7518
THERE will be something from everybody at Harrow Harmony’s Spring Concert.
The programme includes a whole range of material from traditional Irish songs through pop groups Abba and Queen to classic pieces by Handel, folk songs from John Tavener, and musical numbers by Irvin Berlin, as well as a flute solo.
Audience members are encouraged to stay behind afterwards at Ruislip Methodist Church this Saturday to meet the choir and enjoy a buffet.
The choir, which has 65 members, has been running since it grew out of Harrow Choral Society’s beginners course, named Singing for Starters, in 1999.
where? Ruislip Methodist Church, Ickenham Road, Ruislip, HA4 7BZ
when? Saturday, March 31 at 7.30pm with doors opening at 6.45pm
cost? £9 including buffet and programme
contact: Box office on 0208 248 7260
PUT on your dancing shoes for an afternoon of ballroom and Latin in Wembley.
It is a social dance so there are no lessons - just an empty dancefloor waiting to be filled.
Everyone of any standard from beginners to advanced are welcome to groove to the sounds of DJ Mr Wonderful in the Paul Daisley Hall at Brent Town Hall.
These tea dances are held by Brent Council every Monday and Wednesday at the same time and venue on both days.
where? Brent Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9HD
when? Monday, April 2 from 1.30pm to 4pm
cost? £4 on the door
contact: Meenal Shah on 0208 937 6203