FOUR THINGS TO DO TODAY, WHATEVER TIME YOU GET OUT OF BED
9am

Everything you might have wanted for your garden, plus many things you'll never need, can be found at the Rockingham Garden Centre. What about a Donald Duck statue? Or a pond full of freshwater fish for the neighbours' cats to get excited about? The selection of plants, statues and marine life is extensive, and the prices are friendly. 181-189 Upper Richmond Road West, London SW14, tel 0181-876 3648. 8.30am-5.30pm. Tube: Hammersmith

10am

The British Ski Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham recreates an alpine atmosphere indoors. Try virtually any winter sport you like, including skiing, skating and climbing. Try the Ski Simulator, which reproduces the excitement of downhill slalom. If you prefer your water liquid, then Dive '95 is also showing at the NEC. 10am-6pm, pounds 6, children pounds 3. (0121-780 4141)

11am

Split infinitives with impunity at the Star Trek exhibition at the Science Museum, London. You will be guided by velour-clad crew members of the USS Enterprise, who will explain the scientific background to concepts such as teleportation and fasers. Open 10am-6pm, pounds 4.95, concessions pounds 2.95. Exhibition Road, London SW7 (0171-938 8000). Nearest Tube: South Kensington

12noon

Jazz up your day at the Marsden Jazz Festival, West Yorkshire. Starting at 10.30am at various venues around Marsden there are finger- snapping, goatee nodding acts performing, such as Denis Brown's Creole Band and Sibyl Beats. The highlight of the day is the Saxophone Colossus at Marsden Mechanics, featuring Tenor Summit, Don Weller and Art Themens. (01484 843701)

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