236644. Advance booking required. Ages 8—12. Get to grips with the weather around

Animal Magic Sun 25 Feb. 2—3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. ()1355 236644.Ca1derglen is transformed into a miniature zoo and members of the public cart take a closer look at guinea pigs. rabbits and some more unusual creatures. Meet at the conservatory. Jewellery Workshop Sun 25 Feb. 10am—noon & 12.30—2.30pm. £14. Cowane Centre. Cowanc Street. Stirling. ()1786 4431 13. Advance booking required. Ages 7—9 and 10—12. Create professional-1ooking jewellery Using different types of materials. Cool For Kids Tue 27 Feb. 7—9pm. £15 for 5 weeks. Cowane Centre. Cowane Street. Stirling. ()1786 4431 13. Advance booking required. Ages over 8. Learn to use your voice through singing games and songs.


The Grinch (PG) Sun 25 Feb. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert. L'niversity of Stirling. Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film Index.

Theatre & Dance

The Happy Gang’s Big Birthday Bash! Fri 16 Feb. 1 lam & 2.30pm. £5.50; family ticket £19. Village Theatre. Maxwell Drive. East Kilbride. 013552 48669. The Ilappy Gang invite you tojoin in their fifth birthday celebrations. Singing ‘Happy Birthday" alongside cake. presents. songs. games and unUsual guests should ensure the celebrations go with a ban".

The Happy Gang's Big Birthday Bash! Sat 17 Feb. 1 lam & 2.30pm. £5.50; family ticket £19. Greenock Arts Guild. Campbell Street. Greenock. ()1475 723038. See East Kilbride.

The Happy Gang's Big Birthday Bash! Stiii 18 Feb 2.30pm; Mon 19 Feb 1 lam & 2.30pm. £5.50. Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Park. Rouken Glen Road. Giffnock. 577 4970. See East Kilbride. The Hare 81 The Tortoise Mon l9—Sat 24 Feb. 10.30am 8; 1.30pm: Sat 1 1am 8; 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert. L'niversity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. See Edinburgh. Magic Bob's Cabaret For Kids Sat 24 Feb. 1 Iain. £3.50 (£2.50). Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. Falkirk. (11324 506850. Trademark lightening wit and amazing slight of hand from Scotland's magical children's entertainer should confuse and amuse inquisitive little minds. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Sat 24 Feb. 3pm. £4 (£2). East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. East Kilbride. 01355 261000. Ages 8—1 1. Follow Axel as he encounters exploding volcanoes. man- eating dinosaurs and mysterious mazes in Blue Boat Theatre‘s adaptation of Jules Verne‘s classic novel. Mark Pencak's puppetry takes the characters and the audience on an adventure into the unknown.

Charlotte's Web Tue 27 Feb—Sat 3 Mar. 7pm; Wed—Fri 10am & 7pm; Sat 2pm & 7pm. £8.50 (£5.50); family ticket £25. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 4+. See photo caption.

The Hare 8: The Tortoise we 28 Feb. 10.30am & 1.30pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £12 (£7.50). Regal Community Theatre. South Bridge Street. Bathgate. 01506 433634. See Edinburgh.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. ()1899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 & £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of five or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks are:

The Nutcracker Sat 17 Feb. 2pm. The classic story about a magician who can make toys come to life is performed using puppets and takes children on a magical Journey into sweetie land.

Pips And Panda In Circusland Sun 18 Feb. Sat 24 Feb. 2pm: Tue 27 Feb. 10.45am. More fun and adventure for Pips and Panda as they find themselves in Circusland and Cloudland. meeting lots of colourful characters along the way.


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Holiday And Travel Show Fri l6»—Sun 18 Feb. Fri & Sat lpm—6pm; Sun 10am—5pm. £6 (£4) £20 family ticket. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 0404000. A holiday and travel show that gives you ideas on where to go. when to go and how to go. All you need to do is get ready to go. Thrill Ride The Science of Fun From Fri 16 Feb. I 8; 3pm. IMAX Cinema. Pacific Quay. 420 5000. Jump into the front seat of the thrill ride as you discover the history of roller coasters and simulators and find out how they are made. See photo caption.

Mysteries Of Egypt Fri 16—Sun 25 Feb. Thu 1 Mar. 2pm. 4pm 8; 5pm: Mon 26—Wed 28 Feb. 2pm 8; 4pm. Take a cruise tip the Nile as tourguide ()mar Sharif recounts his inspiring tales of this ancient kingdom.

Model Rail Show Fri 23—Sun 25 Feb. Fri 1 1am-—7pm; Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 10am—5pm. £6 (£3) £14 family ticket. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. Displays of model trains for enthusiasts and beginners voung and old.

National Wedding Show Sat 24 & Sun 25 Feb. l0am~6pm. £7 (£6 in advance on 01 I5 912 9126). SECC. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. Everything you need to ensure that your big day runs smoothly from favours and flowers to frocks and suits.

Scottish Computer Fair Sun 25 Feb. 10am. £3. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 01706 299709. A chance to buy everything you need for your computer and talk to the expens

Body & Soul Health Fair Sun 25 Feb.

I 1am—6pm. £2.50 (£1.50); accompanied under 16s free. Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. Health and healing therapies on offer include massage. reiki. crystals. tarot. music and lots more.


The Sunday Muse with Alan Spence Stiii 18 Feb. 5—7pm. £3. Tron Theatre. Chisholm Street. 552 4267. One of Scotland‘s most accomplished literary talents will read from and discuss some of his work to date. Mellow music will be performed by the Linda Jackson Trio. Reflections of a Turbulent Priest Thu 22 Feb. 7.30pm. Free. Strathclyde University. McCance Building. 332 9105. Bishop Richard Holloway reflects on issues of faith and philosophy in this talk organised by the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow.

Painted Saints Sat 24 Feb. 1 lam—4pm. £6 (£4). Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. A day of short talks. tours and slide shows on the legends and symbolism of the saints of Pollok's art collection.

10 Minute Talks Wed 28 Feb. 1pm. Free. Hunterian Art Gallery. University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Talk to coincide with the current David Wilkie Exhibition.


Motherwell v Dundee United Sat 17 Feb. 3pm. £16 (£6). Fir Park. Manse Road. Motherwell. 01698 333333. Tennents Scottish Cup fourth round match. lint McLean once fined his men for beating Motherwell 6—1 in the Scottish Cup. Of course. the old grouch has now gone and left Alex Smith the task of saving the Tangerines' season. A cup run would be a very welcome distraction for both sides as Billy Davies struggles to keep his side challengimy for a top six slot.

British Universities Indoor Championships Sat 17 & Sun 18 Feb. Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. 1445 Argyle Street. 357 2525. Indoor athletic championships.


ON YOUR DOORSTEP Everything you ever wanted to know about ST MUNGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART

The museum is Situated next to Glasgow's towering cathedral and in

front of the the Necropolis. Thanks to these landmarks, this part of town has a particularly religious character and that’s where St Mungo's comes in

As you discover from the introductory Video, the museum looks at all the world’s major religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and 80011501. The Religious Art section displays work such as Salvador Dali’s ’Christ of St John of the Cross’, a figure of the Hindu God Shiva, stained glass Windows of Christian Saints and Prophets, a Turkish prayer rug and a ’\.i’irqin

and Child’ statue.

The section devoted to Religious Life prowdes a fascinating opportunity to understand and compare differing beliefs and rituals around the world But the focus is narrowed down in the Scottish Gallery which looks at the role religion plays in the West of Scotland. Refreshingly, it includes all the religions of oar multicultural sooety and ignores the uglier sectarian side Telling the story of hovv religion came to Glasgow, it displays many of the easily recognisable symbols such as the Jehovah’s Witness magazine Watchtower, a Bishop's Mitre and a statue of John Knox, the founder of the Protestant faith

Apart from bringing together beautiful pieces of art from around the world, people of all backgrounds and beliefs can learn about other religions that surround them. The museum also has speCiaI days which bring a Wide range of religions and cultures together such as its up-and-coming Celtic World, Other World, Spirit and Soul Day on 10 Mar and its Annual Interfaith Festival But if things get too much, you can always chill out in Britain’s only Zen garden

(Jane Hamilton) Fun Factor 3/5

Informative 5/5 Value for Money S/r.

Added Extras Shop, Zen garden and cafe.

How much it costs Free.

When it's open Mon—Thu 8r Sat 10am—5pm, Fri & Sun 11am—5pm :73. St Mungo Museum of Re/igious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, 553 2557.

Scottish Curling Championships Tue 20—Sun 25 Feb. Time tbc. Braehead Arena. Kings Inch Road. Renfrew. 885 1441. Brushes and stones at the ready for the highlight of the Scottish curling year. Celtic v Hibernian Sun 25 Feb. 6.05pm. £20 (£12). Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. Hibs travel to Parkhead looking for their first win in Glasgow this season as they try to derail Martin O'Neill’s title charge. lfnlike the recent Old Firm blood and thunder collisions. a decent game can he expected here.

Other Events

Snowdrop Weekends L’ntil Sat 31 Mar. £2.50 (£1.50). Finlaystone Country Estate. Finlaystone Park. Langhank. 01475 540505. Winter snowdrops ‘in the green‘ will be for sale.

National Birdbox Week Sat 17 Feb. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Finlaystone Country Estate. Finlaystone Park. Langbank. ()1475 540505. Build homes to keep the birds warm and fed in winter.

Backrub In The Basement Sat 17 Feb 8; Sat 24 Feb. Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. Chill out and choose one of the many different massages available in Waterstone‘s basement. from a lavender massage to an Indian head massage. Follow this with a session with the shop‘s resident Tarot Reader Mikhael. Massage costs £5. Tarot reading costs £15. Practical Ponds Sun 18 Feb. 10am—2pm. Free. Palacerigg Country Park. Palacerigg Road. Cumbernauld. 01236 720047. Help the rangers weed the overgrown ponds. Tools and hot drinks provided.

Cut Dutch Bulbs Sun 18 Feb. 10am—4.30pm. Free. Calderglen Country

Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01355 236644. ('alderglen‘s horticultural team present a display of Dutch flowers in the Conservatory.

Route 34 Walk Stiii 18 Feb. noon. Free. (ilcnnifer Braes Country Park. (ilen l.odge.(ileiifie1d Road. l’aisley. 884 3794. Meet at the car park behind Safeway to join this walk from Bridge of Weir to Crosslee. Before heading back. there is the opportunity to have a spot of lunch or perhaps something stronger at the Pinetrees Inn.

Bird Box Making Sun 18 Feb. 2 3.30pm. Free. Chatelherault Country l’ark.('ar1is1e Road. Hamilton. 01698 426213. Book in advance so you can join in the ftiii and make a home for our feathered friends. Year Of The Artist Ceramics Workshop Tue 20 Feb. 1.30—3.30pm 6; 6.30 8pm. £3. Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. Make sculptures and pottery with the help of ceramicist Laura Lightbody who shares her secrets for modelling and glazing techniques.

The Fabulous Burrell Tapestries Thu 22 Feb. 1 Iain. Free. Burrell Collection. Pollok Country park. Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mrs Dinas Ward. a guide at the museum. presents the first tour of the new year with this look at the Burrell's tapestry collection.

Cabaret Shows Fri 23—Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. Calling all wannabe stand-up comedians. musicians. singers. dancers and all-round entertainers. Test your talent in front of a live audience at this open mic evening.

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