Here's your guide to some of the best things to do in the week ahead:
Aldenham Country Park Foodie Festival
Enjoy an afternoon of delicious local produce from the likes of Battlers Green Farm Shop and Shenley Tea Room.
Aldenham Country Park, Picnic Area, Aldenham Road, Elstree, August 9, 11am to 3pm. Details: 020 8953 9602, aldenhamcountrypark.co.uk
To celebrate the nationwide Summer Reading Challenge, try your hand at junk modelling and create your own beast. For five- to 11-year-olds.
Osidge Library, Brunswick Park Road, Barnet, August 13, 2.30pm to 3.30pm; Chipping Barnet Library, Stapylton Road, Barnet, 11am to 12pm; Hendon Library, The Burroughs, Hendon, August 18, contact library for times. Details: 020 8359 3920, 020 8359 4040, barnet.gov.uk/libraries
Enjoy the brand new pantomime-style circus show that tells the story of a 1920s circus on the brink of bankruptcy and struggling to survive in a modern world. In a last-ditch effort to reverse its ailing fortunes, the circus has enlisted an eccentric inventor, Orville Wright of Wright Brothers fame, to build the world’s first human cannonball.
Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Brent Cross, until August 10, various times. Details: brentcross.co.uk
Learn to how to play Brazilian music in the carnival style at this two-day drumming and percussion workshop for 12- to 18-year-olds, whether experienced drummers or complete beginners.
Chipping Barnet Library, Stapylton Road, Barnet, August 11 and 12, 10.30am to 3pm. Details: Barnet Youth, 020 8359 3100, futureversity.org, Chipping Barnet Library, 020 8359 4040, barnet.gov.uk/libraries
Barnet Guild of Artists’ Annual Exhibition
This event is a highlight of the arts calendar in Barnet and gives residents the opportunity to view the work of local artists, which covers a wide range of mediums including painting, textiles, ceramics, as well as greetings cards.
Pennefather Hall, Christ Church, St Albans Road, Barnet, until August 9. Details: barnetguildofartists.org.uk
For a full list of events, see the Just the Ticket pages in this week's Times Series newspapers in print or online here.