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Rainbow Two- Libraries Summer Reading Programme Until 15 Aug. There are 140 fiction paperbacks under this colourful title for holiday reading. At the end ofthe programme on 25 Aug, there will be a certificate Presentation to all the children who have taken part.

0 GLASGOW DISTRICT LIBRARIES Mystery Mountain Tour Tales of mystery and imagination are scheduled for the summer. Children can read the books and make their way around the tour with the help of a free passport to log progress. 7—13 years. Contact local library or 221 7030 ext 128. Summer Programme Until 9 Aug. Lots of free things to do in the local libraries all over Glasgow, like supersleuth and parachute games. Also district quizzes: 28 J uly-2 August : Ghastly Ghostly Ghoulish Quiz! Prizes in each library. Contact local library or 221 7030 ext 128 to find out what’s happening near you. O GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston, 771 1185. Open every day ofthe year. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm. Discover is the Glasgow theme for National Zoo Month in July. Lots of activities designed to get closer to the animals and Discover how to preserve wildlife and the natural world.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews

Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Daily programme (except Suns) of imaginative summer activities with an historical flavour. Numbers limited so book in advance. Only two activities per child. Free. 10.15am & 2.15pm

Fri 25: Spinners (6+ ). Crispy Macaroons (5-7).

Sat 26: Paper Stained Glass Windows(8-10). Quilting (8+).

Mon 28: Gingerbread Men (4-7). Archery (8+)

Tue 29: Summer Cakes(4-7). Heraldry (8+).

Wed 30: Marzipan Fruits (4-7). Dressing Up and Dancing (8+ ). Thurs 31: Drama (7-10). The Kite Kit (8+).

Eri1:Storytime and Drawing (4-6). Victorian Entertainments (7+ ).

Sat 2: Soda Bread (7+). Nature Trail (69) (Wellies and cagoules if wet)

Mon 4: Bannocks (5+ ). Box-‘making


Tue 5: Leaf Prints (4—7). Pressed

Flower Pictures (7+)

Wed 6: Oatcakes (6+). Potato Prints 4-7 .

in"; 7: Streetgames (8+ ). Abemethy

Biscuits (6-9)


0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Yesterday’s Children Until 28 Sept. For4—12 years. Toys and things from an old-fashioned childhood - Glasgow’s answer to Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood?

Mary Queen oi Scots Semi-permanent. Dress-up as a colourful court jester, or be King James V1 for the day

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0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 80 the Clown Fri 25 2.30pm, Sat 26 1 lam, 2.30pm.

Honeyspot 30 July-1 Aug 2.30pm & 7pm.

Rhubarb the Clown 2 Aug. 11am & 2.30pm. See Theatre page.


Aciivites and Fun

0 EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. Open every day of the year. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. Sun 9.30am—6pm. National Zoo Month -July 1986. There has been a baby boom in the penguin colony with some 29 Gentoc Penguin chicks born recently! There are lots of activities and things to do during Zoo Month until the end of July. Animal Handling Classes Five classes daily at 1 lam, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Snakes , rats, cockroaches - see how they feel! Behind the Scenes Tour oi the Reptile House Twice daily at 1pm and 1.30pm. Pythons, boas, and lizards- a more intimate look! Manned lnlormation Displays Daily 12.30—4.30pm. Find out what you don’t know about tigers, rhinoceroses, gorillas, reptiles and giraffes. O HERMITAGE OF BRAID AND BLACKFORD HILL Braid Road. 447 7145. The Hermits Nature Club Summer Programme. The Hermits Club will meet on Monday mornings from 10am—noon at the Hermitage of Braid Visitors Centre during the school holidays. All school children approx 7—12 years (and their parents) welcome. 28 July Woodland Walk; Wildlife Collages; Blindfold Games.

4 Aug Bark Rubbing; Animal Masks; Camouflage Trail.

Please take warm clothes and waterproofs!

Braid Burn Clean-Up Sun 3 Aug. From 1pm. Hermitage Conservation Group. Come and have fun while helping to care for your local country park. Meet at Hermitage House. Bring old footwear.

0 THE LOCHEND CENTRE 196 Restalrig Road South

All Day Disco Fri 25 July, 10am—6pm. 80p. Fund-raising disco for the YWCA and the Commonwealth Games. T-shirt making, badge making.

0 SWIMMING AND SPORTS Until 15 Aug. Lots of lengths to be swum and sports to be coached. Organised by the EDC. CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE Under to: play sessions Weekday mornings at 10am. 30p. Coaching Session Mon-Fri 2pm and 3pm. £2.50 per week. 10—18 years: badminton, tennis, squash and canoeing. Boating Pond 9am till dusk. Boat hire 45p Child, 55p Adult. 0 JACK KANE CENTRE Craigmillar. Under 10 play sessions Mon—Fri. IOam-me. 30p. With Marvin the Inflatable Monkey. Coaching Sessions 1048 years. Badminton, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics (open to over Ss), Judo, Tennis, Volleyball. Tel 669 0464 for details. 0 LOCAL SWIMMING POOLS All pools will operate extended hours. Inflatables will feature in all pools and there will be coaching sessions at 1 1.40am, Mon—Fri in

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