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Activities and Fun

0 EAST KILBRIOE Rainbow Two Libraries Reading Parade for children begins on Thurs 26June and ends on Fri 15 August. 140 titles have been selected for children to read this summer. Every child who takes part will receive a specially designed certificate and a badge-making machine will tour the libraries so that children can make and design their own Rainbow Two Badge. They will also be given a reading diary and every library will have a weather chart to record each child's reading. The programme ends on Mon 25 August with a

~ presentation in East Kilbride Civic Centre. Details from any East Kilbride library.

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Sat 9.30am—10.30pm. Sat 9am—2pm. Sun 1-5pm.

Classes re-start in September. Registration 2627 August (30 August for Sat classes).

The Pied Piper Mon 30 June—Fri 4 July. 10am—4pm. A repeat ofiast year’s successful workshop on Ramon Roper's children's opera. The workshop leads to a performance at 2pm and 3pm on Fri 4July. For over eights.

The Selfish Giant Mon 7—Fri 11 July. 103m—4pm. Oscar Wilde‘s story is made into a new opera for children by Ramon Roper. First performances 2 & 3 pm on Fri 11 July. ()vereights. Contact Gill Carrick at the venue to enrol.

O GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark.Uddingstone. 771 1185. Zoo month begins 1 July. and on Mon 7 July. the cheetah complex opens.



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0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. SummerActivities Programme Begins 28 June and there are heaps of imaginative (and free) activities for all ages. Places must be booked (in person or by phone). Only 2 activities per child.

Tues 1 July Potato Prints ( ill. 15am. ages 4-7) and Medieval Archery (2.15pm. ages8+ ).

Weds leerbalScones( 10.15am. ages 7+ ) and Ragdolls (2. 15pm. ages 8+).

Thurs 3 Paint a Flag ( 10. 15am. ages 5—8) and Make-up Disguises (2.15pm. ages7+ ).

Fri 4 Victorian Sweetmeats

(10. 15am. ages (1+ ) and Tussie Mussie (2. 15pm. ages 6-9).

Sat 5 Storytime and Drawing

( 10.15am. ages 4—7) and Candle-making (2. 15pm. ages 9+). Mon 7 Potato Scones ( 10. 15am. ages 6—8) and Fun with Fans (2. 15pm. ages 8+).

Tues 8 Funny Face Biscuits

O HUNTERIAN MUSEUM University of (ilasgow. tel. 3304221 ext 4213. Archaeology’s Action Men Until 2(» July. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. Archaeology rescued from technology.

Archaeology‘s Action Kids Mon 31) .lune m Fri 4 July. 10—11.30am. (Primary level. over eights); 2—3.30pm (Secondary level). (‘hildren can dig for knowledge and handle the excavations thousands of years old and be an archaeologist for a day.


0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Box ()ffice Tue-Sal 10am—5.30pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Spectre Inspector Sat 28 .lune. l lam 6’; 2.30pm. £1(.£1 .50 adults). A shop is being haunted. possible by the miserly Lincle (iruber. The Inspector is called in as a ghost-buster. but he needs the help of the audience. By the Edinburgh Puppet Company.

( 10.15am. ages 4—7) and Bonnie Bonnets (2. 15pm. ages 6—9). Weds 9 Leaf Prints ( 10. 15am. ages 4—7) and Nature Trail (2. 15pm. ages 7+ . wellies and cagoules if wet ). Thurs 10 Wheaten Scones ( 10. 15am. ages (1+ ) and Herb Bags (2. 15pm. ages 7+ ).

Activities continue. See next List for details.

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Box ()ffice'l'ue-Sat 10am-5.30pm. Sun 2-5pm (Tickets from bookshop on perf. evgs). Summer Circus School Course I. Tues l—Sat () July; Course II. Tues 8—Sat 12July. 10am—3pm daily. Workshop with all the fun of the circus. leading to a street performance. For over eights. Application forms from venue (send SAE).


0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725 Yesterday‘s Children 4 July —- 2s Sept. Children can make butter in a churn or have a go on an Edwardian

rocking horse and imagine what children used to do and to play with before electricity or even clockwork. ? Lots of toys. books and illustrations. For 4—12 years. Mary Queen oiScots A , semi-permanent exhibition about i the life of this dramatic queen. whose first husband was blown up and who was herself beheaded. i


Activities and Fun 0 EDINBURGH ZDO (‘orstorphine 1

Road. 334 9171 . ()pen every day of the year. Mon—Sat 9am—opm. Sun 9.30am-opm. Discovery This is the theme of National Zoo Month in .luly. which aims to have fun finding out about the animals and their lives. Breakiastwiththe Animals 1 July. 9am. Have a full Scottish Champagne Breakfast with the animals who live at the 7.00. 20 places are available. sold to the highest bidders and the proceeds go to the Royal Highland Zoological Society 1 ofScotland‘s Wildlife Park Appeal 1 Fund. i

0 GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2 Abbeymount. («+1 0982.

Every Sat afternoon (2—4pm). free

art classes and activities for children i of all ages. Activities vary each week. O NETHERBDW ARTS CENTRE 43 High I Street. 556 9579. f Theatre Workshops in the Old Town Harry Younger Hall (Through Archway opposite Royal Mile Primary School). 7—19July. An

exciting series of free workshops.

Contact Netherbow to register.

Make Your Own Puppet Mon 7—Sat 12 ) July. l0.30am—12.30pm. 5-14years. 1 Dance Workshop - Dance Games Mon : 7 July. 2—4pm. 7—14 years. ' Animals Tues8Ju1y. 2—4pm. 7—14 years. i

Circus SkillsThurs 10July.2—4pm. ; 1

7—14 years. 0 NORTH BERWICK SWIMMING POOL The Harbour. Esplanade. North Berwick (0620) 2083.

Aqua Spectacular Swimmers and Divers who will be competing in the Commonwealth Games are giving a performance of dare devil diving. slapstick. piratical pranks from Long. no. Short John Silver and his watery friends. After the show the audience are invited to dive in too and have a swim and treasure hunt. The prize will be 2 tickets to Toronto. donated by Glabespan (Travel Agency) Ltd. Definitely worth getting wet for! Part ofthe East Lothian District (‘ouncils Summer Entertainment Programme.

0 ROYAL MUSEUMS OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Young Museum Summer Expeditions inchcolm Island Sat 28 June. This is the last of these expeditions. Take a picnic and visit the lovely island Abbey in the Forth. Meet at llawes Pier. South Queensferry. Duration 2 and a half hours approx. For 8— 16 years accompanied by an adult. Adults £3.40. kids £1.60. Book at

Venue. 0 369 GALLERY 209 ('owgate. 225 3013.

Art Classes Sat mornings until 26 July. 10.30am—noon. Masks. painting. puppet—making. fabric collage etc. for8—12year-olds. Pay for whole series or by session.

0 TOY LIBRARIES 25p membership. plus few pence to hire toys. A sort of rent-a-toy arrangement to make available a range of the best toys to the under 5s and handicapped children. Until-l July. Contact Mrs ’l'ebble 556 4284 for details of the 12 venues in and around Edinburgh and for times.

0 WESTER HAILES FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION 20Hailes1and Place 442 3063. Lots ofchildren's workshops including crafts. dance. drama and music. Free. These run until the end ofJune. afterwhich a play scheme project will operate for (T weeks. Contact venue for further details.


0 STILLS 105 High Street 557 1140. Sat 28 June— Sat 26 July. Tues—Sat 12.30—(ipm. Wendy Ewald taught photography to children in the Appalachain region of Kentucky.

They had never taken pictures

before and this exhibition is the remarkable result.

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