As spring breaks into summer and you start being able to travel home from work in the daylight (woohoo) we have listed a great selection of events available around bucks and oxfordshire to celebrate those longer days. As usual we have our top three picks and a full event listing below. Enjoy!

Thame TV TOP THREE:

1: Sunday 8th May, Music in Elms Park
The community group “Friends of Elms Park” is working with Thame town council and Crash Records to hold a music festival and arts event in Elms Park on the 8th of May 2011 between 12 noon and 9pm (gates will open at 12).

The aim of the festival is to raise both money and awareness of Elms Park in Thame, Friends of Elms Park was set up to improve the facilities of the park by installing lighting, seating, flowers and shrubs, a bandstand and improved play areas, and generally restore the park to its former glory — a park used by all members of the community. One of the aims of the event is to remind people that Elms Park in Thame is an excellent, yet overlooked amenity, with the potential to be developed according to the needs of Thame.

This is going to be a fantastic event with a great line up of acts including: Elton john, madness, pink/genesis, have been confirmed, community choirs, signing and singing, classical, rock and metal, covers and originals, acoustic and big bands.

Thame TV will be covering the event from 11am – 9pm and the video will feature on our site by the end of may. For more information go to http://www.musicinelmspark.co.uk

2: Sunday, 15 May 2011 (All day)

We wanted to feature this event because of it is both a fantastic charity and also a great day out! On sunday 15th May why not attend the Cancer Research Walk, at Waterperry, Near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. There’s no better time to enjoy the gardens at waterperry gardens than in the spring, and their annual walk in aid of Cancer Research UK means you can raise money for a good cause at the same time. Take as long – or as short a time as you want taking part in this sponsored walk around the Waterperry estate and gardens. All that they ask is that you complete the walk between 10am and 3pm. More information and sponsorship forms are available by calling Jenny Braithwaite on 01844 208073.

3: Sunday 29th May – Clay shoot at The Crazy Bear Stadhampton

If you fancy treating a loved one, making the most of the final bank holiday before August, or trying out something different, why not head over to The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton to one of their monthly Clay Pigeon shoots. You don’t have to have any experience of shooting as tuition is available, or if you already own a gun and license you can join the competition for just £17, and have the chance to win some fantastic prizes from the crazy bear group.

Go to http://www.crazybeargroup.co.uk/ for further details of this and their other events throughout the year.

EVENT LISTING:

3rd – 7th May 2011

Flare Path by Terence Rattigan ; Live performance at the Players Theatre, Nelson Street, Thame at 7.45pm. A story of love and duty set against a wartime background. Tickets £8 available from Tickets Anywhere, Greyhound Walk, Thame. For more information visit www.thameplayers.co.uk

Tuesday 3rd May 2011
Housing Benefit Surgery. Soha Housing and Housing Benefit Advisers are holding a joint surgery from 10am to 12pm at Thame Town Council Offices.

Wednesday 4th May 2011
Thame Townswomen’s Guild -Girl Guide HQ in Southern Road, Thame at 7.15pm. Guest speaker: Margaret Deakin. Subject: NZ Long White Cloud. Light refreshments and raffle.

Thursday 5th May 2011
Thame and Wheatley Ramblers Meet at Great Kimble (the grass verge off the B4009 by the pub) at 10am for a 7 mile walk to Coombe Hill via Ellesborough, returning via Chequers Knap. Several stiles and one long climb, but excellent views. 01844 213608.

Friday 6th May 2011
History of the Spinning Wheel talk by Alan Raistrick -Chinnor Historical & Archaeological Society present a talk by Alan Raistrick in the Reading Room, Chinnor, starting at 8pm. Tickets £2.00. Further details from Ken Mason on 01844 216538.

Saturday 7th May 2011
Men’s Breakfast (£5) in the Barns Centre, Thame 7.45am to 9.30am. Full English Breakfast with challenging speakers and good company. Sponsored by Christians in Thame. 7th is Ian Pegler: The Business Turnaround. Having been in retail, working with companies such as M & S and Dixons, Ian has pursued an independent career since 1994 turning around six companies and more recently fulfilling an assignment as CEO of Little Chef. For more information email Michael Webb: encourage90@hotmail.com or call 01844 212484.

The Phoenix Trail Stretcher challenge – A fantastic event in aid of Scannappeal medical equipment for local hospitals. Starts & ends at Three Horseshoes pub, Thame. More info: info.scannappeal@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk or ask in the three horseshoes.

Sunday 8th May
Music in Elms Park. See full listing above.

Friday, 13 May 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm Thame Cinema showing ‘The Kings Speech’ at The Players Theatre, 3 Nelson St,, OX9 2DP Thame Tel: 01844 214372

Sunday 15th May 2011
Farmers Market in Tetsworth Profits will go towards improvements to Tetsworth village hall. 10am – 12.noon. Go to www.tetsworthparishcouncil.co.uk for more information

Cancer Research Walk, Waterperry, Near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. See full listing above. More information and sponsorship forms are available by calling Jenny Braithwaite on 01844 208073.

Wednesday 18th May 2011
Pos Pub Quiz at The Thatch, Thame. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND and hosted by Frazer Sutherland himself! The Thatch
29-30 High Street Thame OX9 2AA
01844 214340 http://www.thethatchthame.co.uk hello@thethatchthame.co.uk

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th May 2011
Racquets lucky dip adult doubles, £10 members £12 non-members. Come and watch the final from 6pm on Saturday! Champions league live final in Racquets Lounge plus free hot dogs at half time! Go to http://www.racquets-fitness-centre.com for more info

Saturday 28th May 2011
Junior Squash Championships 2011 at Racquets fitness centre. 10am – 3pm Go to http://www.racquets-fitness-centre.com/menus/main.asp?PN=Events&jump=jumpto0 for further information.

Sunday 29th May 2011
Clay pigeon shooting at The Crazy Bear, stadhampton. See full listing above.