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Scottish International Badminton Shows Championships Thu 23—Sun 26 Nov.
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Flora Celtica Exhibition Until Mon 27 l l
Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. 1445 Argyle Street, 357 2525. Some of Europe’s top players compete for a prize fund. Events include singles. doubles and mixed doubles.
Rangers v Celtic Sun 26 Nov. 1pm.
lbrox Stadium. lbrox, (1870 600 1993.
Expect blood, sweat, and in one case tears as Rangers attempt to reverse their fortunes after their 6—2 drubbing at Celtic Park earlier this season.
Christmas Capers Thu 16 Nov, 1.30—3.30pm. Tollcross Park, 2548 Wellshot Road, 763 1863. Christmas fun at the farm with the Countryside Rangers. Celebrity Switch-0n of Christmas Lights Thu 16 Nov, 2pm. Free. Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, 221 0324. An afternoon of classical music from The Paragon Ensemble, Alba String Quartet, The Whistlebinkics, Julia Lynch and The Nigel Clark Trio followed by the switching on of the Christmas lights at
Nov, 11.30am-4pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, (11355 236644. This exhibition looks at and examines the relationship between mankind and the native plants of
Scotland over the last 1(100 years. Scotbuild linds today, SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. Building, construction and refurbishment trade
Glasgow 2000 Fri l7—Sun 19 Nov, Fri 1 1am—6pm; Sat 10am—5pm; Sun llam-5pm. Free. SECC, Finnieslon Quay, 08700404000. Stamps from as early as the 16th century will be on display at this postal history exhibition which includes items from the Queen’s collection and even stamps prepared just in case Scotland won the World Cup in 1978.
Scotprint Tue 21 & Wed 22 Nov, Tue 10am—5pm; Wed 10am—4pm. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 0404000. Trade show with displays and information on design, pre-press hardware and software and finishing equipment.
Scotmodel Sun 26 Nov, 1 lam—5pm. £2.50 (£1); family ticket £5. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 0404000. Model vehicles, railways and antique toys of all shapes and sizes will be on display.
Cultivating Cacti Thu 16 Nov, 6.30pm. Free. Ottakar‘s Bookstore, Unit 6, Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Street, 353 1500. A talk on the cultivation of cacti and succulents by a member of the British Cacti and Succulent Society. Jack Law Thu 16 Nov. 6.30pm. Free. John Smith’s in Tiso, 50 Cooper Street, 5595450. Join in a singalong to celebrate the release of his CD of Scottish mountain songs, No Stranger '12) The View. lncludes wine.
The Beatle Daze Lecture Tour Fri 17 Nov, 8pm. £7 (£5). Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, (11698 267515. The ex-Beatle member, Pete Best, recounts his experiences with the most popular group of all time. Illustrated Lecture By Charlie Campbell Thu 23 Nov, 6.30pm. Free. John Smiths in Tiso, 50 Cooper Street, 559 5450. While raising money for ‘Dreams Come True’, Charlie Campbell set a new record by bagging 284 Munros in 48 days and 12 hours. Includes wine and collection for charity.
David Molden Thu 23 Nov, 7pm. Free. Waterstone's, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. David Molden gives a lecture on Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and its ap)lication in the workplace. RSPB Tal Thu 23 Nov, 6pm. Free. Ottakar’s Bookstore. Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Street. 353 1500. Paul Walton of RSPB Scotland will give a talk and slideshow on Birds and Conservation in Scodand.
Derek Marshall Sat 25 Nov, 6.30pm. Free. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan
Street, 222 7700. The chef from Glasgow‘s famous Gamba restaurant gives a demonstration on how to cook seafood and is joined by TV presenter Brvan Burnett.
Julia Langdon - Mo Mowlam The Biography Mon 27 Nov, 1pm. £3.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2
7pm. Eco Art Sat 18 Nov, 1.30—3.30pm. Free. Tollcross Park. 254B Wellshot Road, 763 1863. Join the Countryside Rangers and create your own masterpiece using natural materials found in and around the park. Christmas Lights Switch-On Sun 19 Nov, 5pm. Free. George Square. The Lord Provost is joined by special guests to light up the streets of Glasgow and begin the festive celebrations. See photo caption. 3D/ZD Craft & Design Fair Sun 19 Nov, 11am—5pm. £1 (70p). llunter Hall West, University Avenue, 661 6600. The very ; best in contemporary and traditional craftwork sold direct by the makers in 1 time for Christmas. ' Winter Wonderland Sun 19 Nov, 2pm. Linwood Sports Centre, Brediland Road, Linwood, Paisley, 884 3794. Meet in the car park to walk around the countryside and discover the fight for survival between the animals, birds and plants during the winter months. Bat Box Workshop Sat 25 Nov, 10am. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, (11355 236644. Learn more about bats whilst helping the Rangers make roosting boxes 3 for the bats living in Calderglen. : 3D/2D Craft 8r Design Fair Sat 25 Nov. 10.30am—l.30pm. 90p (60p). Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 661 6600. If you missed the craft air earlier in the month this is another chance to buy some handmade crafts. Trees For Life Sat 25 Nov, 1pm. Linn Park Country Park, Simshill Road, 637 ' 1147. Plant your own tree, label it with ' your own name, and watch it grow over the vears. Christmas Fair Sat 25 ck Sun 26 Nov, £3 (£2). Greenbank Garden, Flenders Road, I Clarkston, 639 3281. A selection of gifts for Christmas. Spirit Of Christmas Sat 25 Nov—'I‘hu 4 Jan. £5. New Lanark Visitor Centre. New Lanark Mills. Lanark, 01555 661345. Family Christmas activities and pantomime performances. Scottish Computer Fair Sun 26 Nov, 10am—3pm. £3 (£1.50); under 10s free. SECC, Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. Computers and computer related items for sale at trade prices plus second hand
Sauchiehall Street, 287 551 1. Julia goods, Play station accessories and much Langdon discusses her book which tells more.
BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2000 Sun 26 Nov, £10. SECC, Finnieston
Quay. 0870 040 4000. A limited number of tickets are available to the public for the glitzy BAl’I'A awards ceremony. celebrating the best in Scottish film. The
ceremony features stars from stage and screen. so snap your tickets up quickly.
the story of one of modern politics' most popular figures, .‘ylo Mow lam. Illustrated Lecture: From The West Highland Way To Kilimanjaro Thu 30 Nov. 6.30pm. Free. John Smiths in Tiso, 50 Cooper Street, 559 5450. Jaquetta Megarry gives a talk based on her experiences of the West Highland Way.
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ON YOUR DOORSTEP Everything you ever wanted to know about
A DAY AT AYR RACES
If your only interest in horse raCing is a flutter on the Grand National then it’s time to broaden your horizons With a day at a racecourse. The thought of gouig to a racecourse can be goite intimidating, never mind working out the odds and checking the form, but it is definitely worth Jumping on the train and studying the raCIng pages along the way.
There is an atmosphere of antiCIpation as you walk into the ground, and racing is enjoyed by people from all walks of life, from your average punter to the country set. For many this is a regular outing, yet for others it is a one-off day out with a group of friends, trying something out of the Oidlllclfy. The day is about more than the actual races and you can watch the horses being paraded before the race, wait for the odds to change With the tic tac men, shout for your horse during the race before retiring to the bar for a glass of champagne to celebrate your win or drown your sorrows.
Help is on hand if you are worried about placrng a bet and people are only too happy to explain the system — you may even get the odd tip or two along the way. The minimum bet is only £2 so it's not as expensive as you might think. To choose your horse, you can play the tactical card and study past form, look at the tipsters chorces in the newspapers or watch the changing odds. Then again, it's more fun just choosrng a name that stands out or even stick a pin in the racing card. After choosmg your horse and placing your bet, the most excning part is cheering on your chosen steed and desperately wrlling it to wm.
Whatever your reasons for havmg a day at the races, you‘re guaranteed a good day out complete wrth deCIsions, nail-biting tension, elation, disappointment and most importantly, generous doses of fun. Who knows, you may even strike it lucky on the day, get bitten by the raCing bug and in no time at all, sound like a true racmg pro. (Jane Hamilton)
Fun Factor 5/5
Value for Money ‘i/5
Added Extras Cafeteria and bars.
How to get there If travelling by car, take the A77 to Ayr and the racecourse is well signposted. Trains are every half hour from Glasgow Central, or Stagecoach's X77 serVice runs hourly from Buchanan Bus Station
How much it costs Race meetings £14 Club Stand (access all areas) or £7 Grandstand. Grandstand inc 3 course lunch £14. Parties of 10 or over receive 20% discount if booked and paid in advance.
When it's on Call venue for information about race days, or check out www.comeracmgcouk for details on other racing events.
_ Ayr Race Course, 2 Whit/ens Road, Ayr, 01292 264179 Discover Racmg Hot/me 08700 72 7 724.
f Great Western Road, 334 2422. A , as part of National Tree Week.
j St Andrew's Day Thu 30 Nov, 12—4pm.
about around the city celebrating our
permanent collection of work by such names as Rembrandt. Botticelli, Vi histler and Cadell, plus numerous historical
2060 Pollokshaws Road, (ilasgow, 287 2550. Mon—'l‘hu ck Sat 10am—5pm; Fri ck Sun 11am—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell's world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe, housed in a specially designed, award-winning building. Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum Braeliead Shopping Centre. Kings lnch Road. (ilasgow, 886 1013. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am—5pm. £3.50 (£1.75); family ticket £8. This attraction. situated on the River Clyde, brings to life the story of Glasgow‘s development from the tobacco lords in the 1700s right up to the 21st century. You can take control of a real steam engine or learn to make a fortune as an ocean trader. and kids will enjoy the maritime playpark.
How To Plant A Tree Tue 28 Nov, 10am. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730
demonstration on practical tree planting Free. City centre. Don‘t be surprised if you see a kilted mischief maker out and patron Saint's day and handing out things
Scottish such as whisky, shortbread and sprigs of heather.
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Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. Glasgow, 287 2699. Mon—Thu ck Sat l0am—5pm; Fri ck Sun 11am—5pm. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a
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artefacts and animal displays.