Friday 23 August 2013 Updated: 23/08 07:58
THERE is plenty to see and do in Redditch, Alcester and Studley this week.
Here are a selection of events featured in this week's Standard.
THE BEACH will be brought to Studley as supermarket staff raise money for young carers.
Staff at the Co-operative Food store on Alcester Road will be donning their sun hats and shades for a summer beach party from 10am today (Friday). Money raised from the day will go to the Carers Trust which aims to tackle feelings of isolation and provide breaks for young carers.
GRAFFITI sessions, a bouncy castle and animal man will all be on offer at Woodrow’s annual community fun day.
The event which takes place today (Friday) from 11.30am at the district centre will also celebrate the reopening of Woodrow Library after a three month refurbishment.
Painting lessons, gardening tips, adult learning taster sessions and more will all be available at the free event which has been partly funded by county councillors Andy Fry and Pattie Hill.
STAFF at an Alcester care home will be bringing a taste of France to the town.
Cherry Trees’ summer fête tomorrow (Saturday) will feature a vintage-style tearoom as well as a selection of coffees, teas, pastries and French cheeses.
The event, which starts at 3pm, will also include a tombola, second-hand books and hook a duck.
A HEADLESS Cross DJ is holding a 24-hour music event to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Antony Herlihy will be hosting the free event with friend Wayne Bayles at the Park Inn pub on Mount Pleasant this weekend (August 24 and 25).
More than 15 DJs including special guest Mark Archer from 90s rave group Altern8 will perform everything from dance to reggae in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the charity. From 11pm on Saturday a host of DJs will take to the decks including Antony and Wayne, Jay Tom, Andy Felton, Mark Pemberton and Lisa Sharred.
On Sunday from 9am till 5pm, a children’s fun day will take place with a rodeo, bouncy castle, face painting and barbecue, before the over 18s night event starts again.
Visit www.electroeyeradio.co.uk to listen to the event or www.justgiving.com/Antony-Herlihy to donate.
RESIDENTS are set to join together to celebrate sport and the arts as part of the borough’s own version of the Olympics.
Cookhill Community Games begins at 10am on Sunday (August 25), at Cookhill Cricket Club’s ground at the back of the Nevill Arms pub in Astwood Bank.
The event, organised by the club, will feature a six-a-side cricket tournament and five-a-side football competition to raise money for Redditch Heart Safe and the WishAble Foundation, which helps make the dreams of disabled children come true.
Visitors will also be able to try their hand at a number of other activities including kwick cricket, a closest to the golf pin contest and taster workshops from Entaco Bowls Club and Redditch Youth Fencing.
There will also be pottery and jewellery making sessions, a bucking bronco, face painting, live music, dramatic performances and a history exhibition.
CHILDREN are invited to discover Alcester’s Roman history.
On Tuesday (August 27) a craft session about Roman soldiers will be taking place at the Globe House on Priory Road.
Accompanied children aged from six to ten years old can drop in from 1.30pm to 3.30pm to get creative and learn more about the town’s history.
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