Sat 11 .Aug. 1.30 3.30pm. £7. Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrew s. 013.34 475000. Ages 5+. Haye a go at making shadow puppets with ("lydebuilt Puppet Theatre.

Chrystal Vita: Heir Of Insanity Sat 11 Atig. 2pm. Free. Abbey Close. Paisley. 0141 887 1010. See photo caption.

DJ Techniques Stm 12 Mon 13 Atig. 1,30 5.30pm. £25. Victoria Hall. Station Road. 1)unb1ane. 01786 473544. Ages oy er 13. A two day hands-on course exploring [)1 techniques such as scratching and mixing. Victorian Games Stiii 12 Aug. 24pm. 50p. Dayid Liy ingstone Centre. 165 Station Road. Blantyre. 01698 823140. Tray e1 back in time to try otit pastimes of old. Animation Workshop 1 Tue 14—Thu 16 Aug. £30. Adam Siiiitlt Theatre. Beiinochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 11 16. Animate your models and drawings using state-of-the-art equipment at this three-day animation workshop from 1)i Fie Foe. To book a place call .‘ylark Rtilistin 01101592 412567.

Children’s Art Class Wed 15 Aug. 10am noon. £2.95 t£1.60~£1.75i. l)ayid 1.iy ingstone Centre. 165 Station Road. Blantyre. 01698 823140. Fun arts and crafts sessions for the summer holidays. Photography Open Day Wed IS Aug. 11am 12.30pm & 1 ~3.30pm. 50p. Summerlee Heritage Park. Heritage Way. Coatbritlge. 01236431261. Ages oyer 8. A day of drop-in workshops to find otil more about photography.

Seasonal Surprise Wed 15 Aug.

2.30 4pm. Free. 1)ean Castle Country Park. l)ean Road. Kilmarnock. 0156.3 522702. One of a series of outdoor countryside eyents for children. organised by the Dean Castle Rangers.

Plum Loco Thti 16 Aug. 10.30am. £3.50 i£2.50i. Bellsliill Cultural Centre. John Street. liellslllll. (11698 207515. Ages oyer 3. Jump on board this musical express which will transport yott to a place for singing and dancing.


Chicken Run 11') Sun 12 Aug. 2.30pm: Elmo In Grouchland 11') Mon 13 Aug. llam: Toy Story 2 (U) Thu 16 Aug. 2.30pm. £1.50. .\lacRobert. l'niyersity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. See Film liide\.


The Magical Tales Of Three Billy Goats Sat 1 1 Aug. 1 lam— noon. £4. Byre 'l'lieatre. Abbey Street. St Andrew s. 013.34 475000. Ages 3 v7. Adaptation of the classic Brothers (irimm fairytale from Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre.

The Gold, The Bored And The Jammy Dodger Gang Sat 11 Aug. 2pm. £5 (£41; family ticket £16. Adam Smith 'l'lieatre. Bennoehy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Kids On Stage's summer show set in the wild. wild west.

Fame Wed 15 Aug. 7.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. 1'iiiy ersin of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Patchwork Youth Theatre take you to New York's School of the Performing Arts in this liyely' musical. The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 & £36. Book in ads ance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of fiye or more. Shows on offer oyer the next two weeks are:

Pips And Panda Meet The Tooth Fairy Thu 9 Aug. Sat 11 Aug. 2pm. Ages under 7. Clteeky monkey Pips and silly old Panda embark on another adyenture when Panda loses his first [0011].

Snow White Fri 10Aug. .\lon 13—Wed 15 Aug. 2pm; Thu 16 Aug. 11am. Ages met 7. Join Snow White and her dog Sebastian. and the sum dwarfs as they try to escape the clutches of the eyil queen. Pips And Panda In Circusland Sun 12 Aug. 2pm. Ages tip to 7. An unusual basket sets off a mysterious chain of eyents for famous duo as they encounter Jiffy and Jaffy the funny geese and Sugar the dancing horse when they spend a day at the

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Bat Night Lochwinnoch RSPB Nature Resery e. Largs Road. Lochw innoch. 01505 842663. 8304 1pm. £2. A member of the Clyde Bat Group will giye an illustrated talk on these enigmatic creatures.


Moths And How to Catch Them Strathclyde Country Park. 366 Hamilton Road. Motherw ell. 01698 266155. Free. Find out all there is to know about moths and how to catch them. Although who knows why anyone would want to catch a moth iii the first place.

Other events

Evening Showboat Cruise The Wayerley. Anderston Quay. 24.3 2224. 7.30pm. £13.95. Enjoy a great night otit as you steam down the Clyde whilst listening and tapping your toes to the sounds of a traditional ceilidh band.

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Poetry In The Park 'l'ollcross Park. Wellshot Road. 763 1863. 1pm. Free. Regular spot for all the family where you sit in the Winter (iardens of the park. listen to poets recite their work and eat lunch. weather permitting.


Garden Walk - Summer Propagation (ireenbank (iardens. Flenders Road. 616 5126. 2.30pm. £3 (£2). linjoy a walk through these beautiful gardens and find out all there is to know about summer propagation.

Butterfly And Moth Extravaganza Lochwinnoch RSPB Natttre Reserye. Largs Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842663. 2.30—5pm & 7.30—- 10pm. £2. Look for butterflies around the reserve during the afternoon. and then join in with the actiyities for National Moth night from 7.30pm.


Celtic v Hearts Celtic Park. Parkhead. 551 8653. 3pm. £22—£24 (£14). The champions continue their title defence against the Tynecastle men iii what could be old bhoy Stephane .‘ylahe's first chance to shine against his ex-teammates.

Other events

GPS Clinic Tiso (ilasgow Outdoor Centre. 50 Couper Street. 559 5450. Free. Get the best otit of your Global Positioning System or pick tip some expert adyice on purchasing these electronic nayigation units. Free adyice as well as question and answer sessions attd presentations. Paintings On Railings Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 357 3739. 9am—6pm. Free. An outdoor art exhibition for all to browse and buy.

Rothesay And Kyles Of Bute Cruise The Wayerley. Anderston Quay. 24.3 2224. 10am. £15.95—£27.95. Sail 'doon the watter' and Visit the seaside at 1)unoon and steam into Rothesay. You could also take the full day cruise which takes you through the famous Kyles of Bute to yisit Tignhabruaieh.

Intensive Writing Weekend Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Milngayie. 956 6100. 10am—5pm. £50 (course fee). A practical writing weekend for committed writers who want to improy'e their skills including editing and rewriting. Jewellery Making Workshop Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410.

1 lam-1.30pm. £10. Learn the basics of sandcasting and engray ing to create original pieces.

Summer In The City City Centre. 287 3888. Noon—5pm. Free. Music. song and

theatre in Argyle Street at MKS. outside the (iallery of Modern Art. Princes Square. St linoch Centre and Buchanan (ialleries at Habitat. throughout the day.

Chrystal Vita: Heir Of Insanity Abbey Close. Paisley. 887 1010. 2pm. Free. See Kids photo caption.


Ladyfest Scotland 1301 Note Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. Noon 3am. £15. A three-day cultural eyent aimed at showcasing work of female artists. writers and performers and features music. film screenings. art exhibitions. workshops and 1)Js. The first eyent of its kind in litirope. Lady fest has grown from the inaugural festiyal in Washington. l'SA. and promises to attract \ isitors from all oy er the world. Some eyents take place in 1301 Note Cltib. Proceeds will be split between the (ilasgow Women's Library and SAY Women.

Other events

Intensive Writing Weekend .‘ylugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. .‘ylilngayie. 9566100. 10aiir 5pm. £50 tcourse feet. See Sat 1 1.

Summer In The City City centre. 287 3888. Noon~5pm. Free. See Sat 11. Lochs And Carrick Castle Cruise The Way'erley. Anderston Quay. 243 2224. 11am. £10.95»«£25.95. Cruise down the Clyde aitd yisit gorgeous (ireenock. heatwaye Helensburgh or steam on for the afternoon to yisit dashing 1)unoon. The ftill day cruise allows you to see the islands of the Firth of Clyde and cruise amid the magnificent scenery of Loch (ioil and Loch Long to Carrick castle. Gala Open Day (ilasgow Ski And Snowboard Centre. Bellahouston Park. 16 1)umbreck Road. 427 4991. Noon~5pm. Free. A family open day with plenty of stalls. bouncy castles and refreshments for all the family. As if that wasn't enough there will also be ski and snowboard lessons.

Chrystal Vita: Heir Of Insanity Thomas Shanks Park. McMaster Sports Hall. Johnstone West. 2pm. Free. See Kids photo caption.

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.Nltigdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. .‘ylilngay‘ie. 956 6100. 2~ 3.15pm. £1. Can you control your pet pooch in the countryside or does it need a little bit of

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help. If it does you can join this ftiii course for all types and sizes of dogs. Meet in the oy ertlow car park near the Visitor Centre.


Ladyfest Scotland 1301 Note Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638. Noon 3am. £15. See Stiii 12.

Other events

Ailsa Craig Cruise The Wayerley. Anderston Quay. 24.3 2224. 9.30am.

£18.95 7 £27 95. Head on down the Clyde to see the islands of Arran. Hale and Ctiiitbrae and enjoy the afternoon at Ay r or stay onboard and y iew the Ayrshire coast.

(iiry an Harbour and steam round Ailsa Craig with spectacular scenery of towering cliffs. seabirds and rock formations

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Summer Walk (ilasgow Botanic (iardens. 7511 (ireat Western Road. 5.34 2422. 2pm. Free. Take in the beauty of the summer llowers in ftill bloom at this guided walk through the gardens.


Ladyfest Scotland 1301 Note Cafe. 50 60 King Street. 553 1638. Noon 3am. £15. See Sun 12.

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Deeply Dippy .‘ylugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Milngayie. 956 6100.

7 8pm. Free. l'nray‘el the mysteries of the amazing creatures that liye in the murky ponds of .‘ylugdock. Meet at the Visitor Centre for this dippy experience.


Hamilton Park Racemeeting Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothw ell Road. Hamilton. 01698 283806. 5.55pm. Dress tip. sample some rum. or simply samba the night away at this (‘aribbean-themed meeting.


Bat Walk Scottish Wildlife Trust Yisitor Centre. The Dyeworks. New Lanark. Lanark. 01555 665262. 7.30pm. £2.50 tFreet. Take a stroll at dusk and learn more about the bats liying on the reserye.

Who’s cruisin’? The Waverley is back cruisin' doon the watter for the summer months. Where to? They all start off heading down the Clyde and off to places like Rothesay.

Kyles of Bute. Firth of Clyde and Ailsa Craig.

What happens? You head off in the morning and can either do the full day cruise and enjoy the sights or stop off along the way and have a day away.

Anything else? For those who want to make more of an occasion of it. there is an Eyening Showboat Cruise with a ceilidh band and a party atmosphere.

I The Waverley Crurses, 243 2224. Rotnesay 8 Kyles of Bute. Sat 7 7 Aug, 70am. £75.95—C2795. Evening Showboat Cruise, Fr/ 7OAug. 7.30pm. £73.95. Lochs 8. Carr/ck Cast/e, Sun 72Aug, 77am. 57095-22595. Ax/sa Craig, Mon 73

Aug, 9.30am. mass-£27.95.

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