Heritage Walk

A guided walk with a member of the SW Herts Archaeological & Historical Society. Find out about the history of the amazing public park of today, from prehistory to the estate of the Earls of Essex.

Cassiobury Park Hub, Watford, Sunday, October 14, 11am. Details: 01923 727072

Build a Bird Box

Come along and find out how to make bird and mini-beasts havens for your garden. The hotels offer insects a safe, cosy environment for hibernation. Having a bird box in your garden makes a safe home for babies to grow up in. We'll show you how to make a bird box to take home for your garden that will encourage birds to nest. This is a free event, but booking is required.

Leavesden Country Park, College Road, Abbots Langley, Sunday, October 14, 10am. Details: 01923 776611

Tom Jones Tribute

Welsh-born Dean Jones is a dedicated tribute to Sir Tom Jones; a young, dynamic Las Vegas-style performer not to be missed.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, October 14, 1.30pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Sean Shibe – Guitar

In May 2018 Sean Shibe won the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Young Artist. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear him perform in Watford.

The Clarendon Muse, 70 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, October 14, 4pm. Details: 01923 231917 anthea@spensleyonline.com

St Albans Symphony Orchestra

From enduring hope in dark times to the exuberant enjoyment of living, a new season of concerts from St Albans Symphony Orchestra celebrate the power of music to portray and enhance contrasting aspects of human experience. The grim realities of life in Stalin’s Russia are prominent in the opening concert featuring Shostakovich’s dramatic Symphony No 5, written at a time when the composer’s very survival was threatened by political tyranny. His Cello Concerto No 1 will be played by internationally acclaimed soloist Matthew Sharp, and the programme will open with Malcolm Arnold’s Peterloo Overture, depicting the slaughter by cavalrymen of unarmed protesters in Manchester 200 years ago.

St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans, Saturday, October 13, 7.30pm. Details: saso.org.uk

Barb Jungr and John McDaniel: Float like a Butterfly – The Sting Songbook

Internationally renowned singer Barb Jungr and Grammy and Emmy award winner John McDaniel are together again with their newest collaboration. This new show features some of Sting’s best known and also lesser known songs, with Jungr as always bringing new meaning to classics Fields of Gold, Message in a Bottle and Englishman in New York.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, October 13, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091 toth.dacorum.gov.uk

Dangerous Corner

J.B. Priestley’s masterful play Dangerous Corner is a drawing room thriller that mercilessly mines the misdemeanours of its characters to get to a truth that is ultimately devastating. A happy gathering of friends are enjoying a drink together and congratulating themselves on being such a ‘snug little group’. They are all in the publishing business and amuse themselves by poking fun at the foibles of the writers they work with. But the stray mention of a musical box sends cracks through the cosy atmosphere and soon their own foibles are laid bare for all to see.

Abbey Theatre, Holywell Hill, St Albans, Friday, October 12, to Saturday, October 20, various times. Details: abbeytheatre.org.uk 01727 857861

Me and My Bee

Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world - one bee at a time. A new comedy for children and adults alike. Plant the seed for change, join the Bee Party. Before it’s too late.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, October 13, 2.30pm. Details: 01442 228091 toth.dacorum.gov.uk

Harry Hill Kidz Show

Is your kid a bit of a joker? Do you have more than one comedian in the family? This is a brand new, family-fun-filled show from Harry Hill. This show is jam-packed with laughs and ties in with the release of Matt Millz Stands Up, the sequel to Harry’s critically lauded kids’ book, Matt Millz, about the world’s youngest comedian who dreams of making it big. This show will offer hints, tips and anecdotes for children who fancy themselves as a bit of a comic, with Harry on hand to run through his dos and don’ts, as well as offering kids the chance to try out their comedy skills.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Sunday, October 14, 2.30pm. Details: 01442 228091 toth.dacorum.gov.uk

An Evening of Eric and Ern

From the Olivier nominated duo behind the hugely celebrated and critically acclaimed West End hit Eric and Little Ern, this is a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches that hits all the right notes. It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches and, of course, a musical guest. This wonderful show evokes memories of times when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Saturday, October 13, 3pm and 8pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

Family Harvest Event

This popular annual harvest event provides a unique opportunity to explore the sights, sounds and smells of harvest past, with the museum’s restored 1947 threshing machine working hard to process the year’s wheat crop – as long as the rain holds off! Over the weekend the Museum’s Henton chapel will be home to a beautiful display of harvest produce, most of which has been grown in the Museum’s beautiful historic gardens.

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14. Details: 01494 871117 coam.org.uk

Cancer Research UK Autumn Fayre

There will be a wide range of stallholders including books, bags, jewellery, fashion, homeware, children's toys and gifts. There will also be homemade cakes, jams, charity Christmas cards and, of course, a raffle. Refreshments available throughout the day. All proceeds to charity.

Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Saturday, October 13, 10.30am to 4pm. Details: sarrattvillagehall.co.uk

Children of the Windrush: A Celebration of Black History Month

The Empire Windrush's voyage from the Caribbean to Essex took place in 1948. From nursing in hospitals, joining the armed forces, transforming the music industry and championing sports teams, those who have emigrated from the Caribbean and Africa have had an important impact on British identity. This October everyone is invited to reflect on the 70th anniversary of this significant historical event, and celebrate the richness of Black British culture in Watford and beyond. The event will include talks from Arthur Torrington from the Windrush Foundation with Allan Wilmot, WWII Veteran and member of ‘The Southlanders’, Watford X-Factor winners Ash and Jamaal from Rak-Su, and an intergenerational community sharing facilitated by Calypsonian musician Alexander D Great in collaboration with the Watford African Caribbean Association.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, October 14, 5pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Quiz Night

Come and join this fun quiz night, with a ploughman's supper included and find out more about this charity supporting disabled children in Tanzania. The Kwa Mkono Disabled Children's Trust supports the charitable work of the Kwa Mkono Polio Hostel in Tanzania by providing grants of equipment and funding so the hostel can offer rehabilitation, education and training to physically disabled young people.

Christ Church, St Albans Road, Watford, Saturday, October 13, 7.15pm. Details: 01494258648 chappells@ntlworld.com

All Star Superslam Wrestling

Superslam Live Wrestling returns with a huge all-star line-up of top talent from all over the world taking on the very best of British. As well as bringing some regular favourite stars back to the action there will be the latest title contenders competing from the WWE UK Network TV show.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Sunday, October 14, 3pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk