THE weekend is nearly upon us.

Whether it be a family fun day, throwing a few shapes or checking out some history, if you’re looking for things to keep you busy, we’ve got you covered.

Here is a few things you can get up to in town this weekend.

The Volstead 80s night

The manager of The Volstead on Bold Street is hosting an 80s night to raise funds for a charity close to their heart tonight, Friday.

Sarah Whiteley, 22, lost her mum, Christine Whiteley, almost a year ago to breast cancer after a six-year battle.

Warrington Guardian: Christine Whiteley, Sarah's mumChristine Whiteley, Sarah's mum

Along with colleague Hannah Forshaw, they have decided to put on a charity night due to the potential and space the bar provides.

There is more information here.

St Mary's Church summer fair

The Great Sankey church will be hosting its fair tomorrow, Saturday.

Elsa from Frozen will be in attendance and getting involved in face painting. Stalls including knitted goods, plant stalls, crafts, children’s books, funfair games and many more will be in attendance with the usual fair games in place.

There will also be drop off points to support the WA5 Facebook group who do food parcels (dried and tinned Food) for vulnerable people in the local community and also a collection point for clothes, shoes and mobile phones for Afghanistan Refugees.

Reverend Jeremy Tear, pioneer vicar for St Mary’s Church said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming back members of the church and wider community to the summer fair, which also coincides with one of the National Heritage open days.

“Do come and join the fun, discover more about the life of St.Mary’s and support your local church and other local stallholders”

The fair will take place between 12pm – 4pm.

Symphonic Ibiza 2021 and special guests - Live at Golden Square

Golden Square will be bringing you all the Iconic IBIZA Dance anthems to life tonight, Friday, with a full live Orchestra, live DJ’s, immersive visuals and powerful vocals for Warrington’s summer closing party.

They have brought in one of the UK’s leading orchestras to perform a mash-up of all the Iconic IBIZA Dance classics from start to finish.

They wrote: “This will be Warrington's biggest party, full of iconic anthems.

"An unforgettable evening of live music, entertainment and more!”

Tickets can be bought here.

Hatton Arms fun day

To support Cheshire Search and Rescue, the Hatton Arms on Hatton Lane are hosting a fun day tomorrow, Saturday.

There will be a raffle with a prize of a garden bench donated by Rowswood Timber and worth over £165.

They wrote: “All are welcome to our annual fun day. It's great for all the family whatever the age!. This year it is in aid of Cheshire Search and Rescue who are a fantastic charity thats help missing and vulnerable people. They will be bringing one of their rescue vehicles!”

The Great Sankey Market

With over 60 stalls, the market returns tomorrow, Saturday at The Woodlands pub.

Small independent businesses will join them as well as live music from Chris Tavener.

They wrote: “There will be plenty to feast those eyes upon and get those chops around!”

Heritage open days

As part of the National Heritage open days, there are also many more events on this weekend.

Edible England at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden takes place at the temporary museum tomorrow, Saturday between 1pm and 3pm.

Come and discover what the gardeners at Grappenhall Heys Garden grew in the walled gardens of the Parr family’s wealthy mansion many years ago and how that compares to what the gardening team grow today. 

Warrington Guardian: Graham Richardson, head gardener at Grappenhall Heys Walled GardenGraham Richardson, head gardener at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Then on Sunday, Imagining History will present ‘How to Survive the Stone Age’ with two 45-minute shows at 11am and 1pm which needs to be booked.

There is an exhibition running throughout the Heritage Open Days period too.

Food in the Archive: From Mangelwurzels to Milk is on from now until this Sunday.

The collections team are digging out a selection of food-based items from ration books to recipe books, and from mangelwurzels to milk.

Burtonwood Heritage Centre – on the site of RAF Burtonwood, which was once the largest airfield in Europe – will be hosting displays, films and exhibits from now until Sunday, enabling people to learn more about the men and women who served at the base.

The Museum of Policing in Cheshire in Arpley Street will be welcoming visitors into its Victorian cells on Saturday where they will be treated to a brass band and a police dog display, among other activities.

Walton Hall and Gardens will be hosting exhibitions and hands-on activities for all the family on Saturday and Sunday.

More information can be found here.