STV‘s ‘Get Fresh' magician who will perform and teach some magic tricks. All ages. no booking. Refreshments for children and adults. 3 Sept. 2—4pm.
I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. Bunhouse Road. 357 3929. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Admission free. Reconstructions of a Glasgow street in 1938 complete with cars. cobbles and subway station. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK including the world‘s oldest surviving pedal cycle.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE ()236 732887. Kid's Stuff Shows suitable for 4—1 1 years. lasting 45 mins—l hour. all performances begin 1.15pm. Kids £1 '. Adults£l .50. Geordie the Viking Pictish Puppets. 2 Sept. lugglers Wild 9 Sept.
Activities and fun
I CAMERA OBSCURA Top of the Royal Mile. next to the Castle. 226 3709. Open every day. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat and Sun l0am—5pm. Captures a moving picture of Edinburgh on a viewing table in a darkened room. I DANCE ATTIC King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 228 5401 ext 133. Senior Youth Dance Company Auditions 6 Sept. 5pm. Auditions are open to anyone aged 13 and over. no dance trainingis necessary. Further info contact dancer-in-residence Sheridan Nicol at the Dance Attic. I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY AND INSECT WORLD Melville Nurseries. Lasswade. 663 4932. Colourful scene of butterflies in their natural habitat. Open every day. l0am—5.30pm. Kids£l.15; Adults£1.95. Family ticket £5.75. I EDINBURGH DANCE PROJECT The Dance Base. Assembly Rooms. George Street. Classes commence 12 Sept. led by Sheridan Nicol. £1 for kids. Furtherinfo phone 557 2480. Tue 5pm. Children's Jazz Class (9 years+ ). Wed 5pm. Children‘s Tap (9 years + ). I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202.0an every day of the year. 9am-4pm. Free. Down on the farm inthe middle oftown. sheep. rabbits. pigs and for non-caged little animals. a children‘s play area. I HERMITAGE OF BRAID AND BLACKFORD HILL 447 7145. Guided Walks Walks led by the Ranger Service with a theme relating to the environment ofthe Hermitage. No booking necessary. just turn up. Meet at Information Centre 2pm. IO Sept Fruits. Fungi and Wild Food. I LITTLE MARCO'S Grove Street. 228 2141. Mon-Sun. 9.30am—8pm. Play sessions for children with bouncy castle. slides. things to climb in. out and over. £3 for one and a half hours. Adultscan escape to the lounge or take ear-plugs. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat. l0am—4pm; Sun 2—4pm.Pop into The Discovery Room Things to do include making your own prints. cross-examining a computer and adding to an old-fashioned recipe book. I 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Book now for 10 week term (one and a half hour session) of autumn art classes. starting Sat 7 Oct. 10.30am—noon; 2.30—4pm. Artist Emma Graham-Yooll will lead classes for 6— l 2 year olds in drawing. printmaking. model-making. collage etc. All materials supplied by gallery. £25 for ten weeks (concessionary rates available). Further info from Sandra Duncan at the gallery. Mon—Fri. 10.30am—5 .30pm. 369 hope to run Sunday classes starting Oct. if you‘re keen give them a ring. they‘d like to know who‘s interested.
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OUTDOORS Saturday 2
I Viking Spectacular and Firework Display Bowencraig by the Pencil. Largs (7.30—9pm. donation of£1.50percar): followed by country & western ceilidh in the Big Top. Bowencraig (9pm—lam. £2.50). Info: 0475 673456 (after 4.30pm). The climax of Largs‘ 10th annual Viking week is a re-enactment of the Nordic savagery that took place during the first visit of Scandinavian tourists to Strathclyde; including the burning ofthe longship and a torchlit procession.
I Guided Walk: Where We Go From Here Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Nr Milngavie. Glasgow. 9566100. 2—3.30pm. Free. In which the Park‘s future is revealed.
I Water Festival West Harrison Park. Harrison Road. Edinburgh. Info: 337 2001. Fishing contest 9am—noon; remainder noon—5pm. Free — boat trips 50p (20p): fishing contest 50p (20p). Centring on the Union Canal. this event features boat trips. canoeing. photography competition. stalls. quizzes. refreshments. exhibitions. the ubiquitous (and ever-popular) bouncy castle and music from Alan Pendreigh and the Water Festival Band.
I Autumn Bulb and Dried Flower Fair Grecnbank Garden. Flcnders Road. Clarkston. Glasgow. Info: 639 5544. 11am—5pm. Offering a wide and colourful variety for sale . including 200 types of bulbs.
I Guided Walk: Fruits. Funghi and Wild Food Information Centre. Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill. Edinburgh. Info: 447 7145. 2pm. Free. A tour ofthe Hermitage. demonstrating the availability of edible matter in Scotland‘s urban countryside. with samples available to taste afterwards.
POLITICS Monday 4
I Longstone Local Forum Meeting Longstone Primary School. Redhall Grove. Edinburgh. Info1225 2424 ext 5045. 7.30pm. Free. All local residents are invited to attend this meeting. whose recommendations will be passed on to the appropriate departments of the District Council.
I And Poll-Tax Meeting Drummond
Community High School. Cochran Terrace. Edinburgh. Info: Liz Coleridge 663 9772, 556 6655. 7pm. Free. Organized by Broughton and Inverleith APTGroup. with guest speakers Regional Councillor Keith Simpson and Lindo Wright from Prestonfield APT Group. All welcome.
I Edinburgh Latin American Solidarity Campaign: Public Meeting The Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. Edinburgh. Info: 553 4507/01 704 9849. 7.30pm. Free. Featuring an address by Manuel Cornejo. the European co-ordinator of El Salvador's FMLN/FDR. His theme will be the suffering of the El Salvadorian people in the ninth year of American-funded civil
I Edinburgh Latin American Solidarity Campaign: Public Meeting Glasgow Film Theatre. Rose Street. Glasgow. Info: 031 553 4507/01 704 9849. See above. Tue 12 for details.
TALKS Monday 4
I Profiling Women: DNA Fingerprinting and its Implications for Women Staff Common Room. Napier College. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. Info: 556 1231. 8pm. Free. First of a new series of meetings by Edinburgh Women's Science Forum. with a talk by Nessa Carey of the Vetinary Pathology Dept of Edinburgh University on the possible implications for women of ‘genetic fingerprinting‘. Open to all interested women.
I Illustrated Lecture: Following Throughto Autumn Preceded by conducted tour and boxed lunch with wine. Royal Botanic Garden. Inverleith Row. Edinburgh. Info: 5527171. 1 lam (tour); 12.15pm (lunch); 2pm (lecture). £9. Lecture given by author Christopher Lloyd.
Mondays 4 & 11
I Fears. Phobias And Anxieties Well Woman Centre for Gorgie/Dalry. 9 Caledonian Place. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 7.30—9.30pm. Free. A support group for all women in Gorgie/Dalry.
Tuesdays 5 & 12
I Menopause Group Well Woman Centre for Gorgie/Dalry. 9 Caledonian Place. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 7.30—9.30pm. Free. A support group for older women in the Gorgie/Dalry area.
Wednesdays 6 & 13
I Cafe Chat Well Woman Centre for Gorgie/Dalry. 9 Caledonian Place. Edinburgh. 337 5543. With library. leaﬂets. chat and coffee.
Thursdays 7 & 14
I Morning Sessions Well Woman Centre for Gorgie/Dalry. 9 Caledonian Place. Edinburgh. 337 5543. Discussion group for women living in Gorgie/Dalry. Creative Knitting (Thurs 7) Creative expression with a pair ofneedles.
AIDS - Focus On Women (Thurs 14) Evelyn Horser leads a session on the disease. now apparently spreading most rapidly through heterosexual contact.
I SWAPO Women's Election Campaign Benefit Maryhill Community Central Halls. Maryhill Road. Glasgow. 8pm till late. £2.50 (£1 ). Women only. Glasgow Women‘s Anti-Apartheid Committee present a solidarity and fundraising evening. with disco. entertainment. bar and creche.
OPEN EXTRA Friday 8/Saturday 9
I Hooky Matters: Rag Bugs and Wallhangings Workshops Summerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal Street. Coatbridge. 0236 31261. 10am-noon (Fri only); 2—4pm (Fri/Sat). Free. but advance booking advisable. To tie in with an exhibition oftraditional rag-rugs. three workshops are offered. Friday morning's session is principally for handicapped people to experiment with the techniques. On Friday afternoon. mothers with young children are invited to learn about rug-making as a group activity. and a creche is available. On Saturday. the session is aimed at teachers and community workers. who may use the techniques with their groups.
I Hooky Matters Talk Summerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal Street. ('oatbridge. 0236 31261 . 7pm (Fri only). Aimed at anyone attending the workshops or the exhibition. this talk by Jenny Lorrigan tells the history of rag-rug making in the North East.
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