This weekend is a time to remember, a time to celebrate and a time to chuckle. Here's our guide to the weekend events.

*WEYMOUTH Beach has been selected as part of the national Pages of the Sea event taking place on Sunday to mark the Armistice Centenary.

If you head to the southern end of the beach, opposite Alexandra Gardens, from 12.30pm on Sunday, you'll be able to see a portrait of Private Stanley Robert McDougall VC being constructed in the sand.

Sgt McDougall was one of more than 120,000 ANZACS passing through Weymouth during the First World War and people will be able to watch his portrait poignantly swept away by the tide. As it is washed away a poem written by Carol Ann Duffy, especially for the day, will be read out.

In March 1918 at Dernancourt, Sergeant McDougall, of Tasmania, repulsed a German attack that had breached the allied lines. Single-handed, he charged the enemy's second wave with a rifle and bayonet, killing seven and capturing a machine-gun that he turned on the rest, causing more casualties and routing the advance. Then he fired on those that had already reached the allied trenches, until his ammunition ran out, when he seized a bayonet and killed three more men and an enemy officer. He then used a Lewis gun on the enemy, killing others and enabling his comrades to capture 33 prisoners.

Eight days later, at the same place, this non-commissioned officer won the Military Medal for taking over his platoon when its commander was killed.

People will also be asked to join in by creating stencilled silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict.

There will also be open mic sessions on the beach, between 1pm and 2pm and between 3pm and 4pm. People are invited to share their own chosen words which can be on a personal level on the beach or through the informal ‘Open Mic’ sessions.

The other Pages of the Sea event to be held in Dorset will be at Lyme Regis beach. See for more information.

There will also be the traditional Remembrance Sunday services on Weymouth Esplanade, Dorchester town centre and on Portland.

Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute, an extra event on Portland, will see be the lighting of a beacon by the Memory Stones on Portland at the Isle of Yates roundabout on the A354 at 6.30pm on Sunday.

*ONE of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music plays Weymouth Pavilion tonight (9) from 7.30pm.

10cc, who sang I'm Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday, are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Contact Weymouth Pavilion box office for tickets.

*COMEDIAN Simon Evans brings his Genius 2.0 show to Dorchester Corn Exchange tomorrow (10) from 8pm.

Simon is well known from TV shows such as Live at the Apollo and Stand Up for the Week.

Simon's stand-up will see him explore how the world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind. Call the box office for tickets and more information.

*JOIN time travelling magic duo Morgan & West for an evening chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic in Dorchester on Sunday.

The dashing chaps will offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache at Dorchester Corn Exchange from 7.30pm. Prior to the show, kids (and childish grown-ups) can enjoy an Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids from 2pm. Contact Dorchester Arts for tickets for both shows.

*MUSIC, song and story marking the Armistice comes to Osmington Village Hall near Weymouth on Sunday (11) from 7pm.

Pack Up Your Troubles is full of pathos, humour, tears and laughter.

All proceeds go to the Army Benevolent Fund. Tickets cost £11.11 and fish and chips can be pre-ordered for £6. Call 0781 6832554.

*A POWERFUL play is coming to Briantspuddle Village Hall on Sunday at 3pm courtesy of Artsreach.

The Gathering - Messages from the Great War is based on letters and other found artefacts telling the story of two Dorset soldiers who fought in World War 1: Will Cutler of Hinton Martel and Hubert Wareham of Wimborne Minster, and two people closely involved in their lives.