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What's On in Dumfries & Galloway

Please find below information about what's on and events coming up in Dumfries & Galloway in south west Scotland. Click on a month to get started ...

July 2018

outdoorThroughout July 10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Summer Leaves Trail
Learn 6 different leaves on trees we have on the reserve at Caerlaverock, including rowan, alder, sycamore and hawthorn.
Dusty's Wildlife Rangers
Here's your chance to become a fearless Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck! There are loads of exciting challenges waiting for you this summer, including pond exploring, tracks and signs and mini raft building. Or why not try your hand at map reading and foraging?  A great place to start is the yurt where you\'ll find our new ranger camp.  Identify and collect natural materials to make a natural remedy then set off into the new Paddock Wild Walk and see how many bugs you can spot!  Grab your free log book and start your expedition at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. Its a wild day out for the whole family.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

artUntil Sat 28 July Exhibitions
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
'Faileas' by Angela Alexander Lloyd
Angela Alexander Lloyd is our Artist in Residence. Angela has been researching climate change and whooper swans wintering at WWT Caerlaverock. She has spent the winter observing the swans and engaging with visitors, volunteers and staff.  The exhibition is a culmination of Angela's residency and showcases a new body of work created specifically for the reserve.
‘Swans, Gannets and Starlings’ Exhibition by Roger Lever
The exhibition will feature Fine Art images of Swans, Gannets and Starlings by local photographer, Roger Lever.
Free Entry - you can contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

artThroughout July The '5 More' exhibition
10am – 5pm @ The Ninian Gallery, Whithorn Trust, George Street, Whithorn
The '5 More' exhibition is held annually by Creative Whithorn. The ‘5 More’ that have been selected for 2018 are:
- Pamela Grace, Artist/printmaker
- Rachel Elliot, Glass Artist
- Sarah Keast, Mixed Media
- Phil McMenemy, Photographer
This event is free and ample free parking is available.

Week Commencing Monday 23rd July:

outdoorTue 24th July Bug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 25th July Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 26th July Wildlife Art Morning
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Come to see the fantastic wildlife on our wetland reserve, such as swallows and house martins, ospreys, wildflower meadows with bees, butterflies and dragonflies. Then create some beautiful artwork using inspiration from nature. Family event.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorFri 27th July Evening Wildlife Safari
6.30-8.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the wildlife that emerges after dark, on our walking safari around the reserve. We may encounter wildlife such as badgers, moths, hares, owls or otters!
Ticket / contact info: £10 adults, £7.50 Concessions, £5 Children. Booking is essential, tickets must be paid for in advance.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicFri 27th JulySummer BBQ with the band Luath!
6.30pm – 10pm @ Ellisland Farm, Holywood Road, Auldgirth DG2 0RP
Enjoy a summers evening at Robert Burns’ home with a luxury BBQ and entertainment from the Trad/Folk/Burns band “Luath”.
Ticket Price: £15.00
Box Office: 01387253383 or www.ticketsource.co.uk

musicSat 28th JulyKeltic StormKeltic Storm
6.30pm – 10pm @ North West Castle, Stranraer DG9 8EH 
Summer Country Dance Special
Featuring five very talented and highly skilled singers / musicians who come together to create a live music experience unrivalled by any other act in the land . The show provides that "Hooley" type feel good atmosphere and experience that will fill the dance floor from the start to the finish.
For tickets, please call Bobby 07713 883 795
For accommodation and meals please contact North West Castle, tel: 01776 704413

otherSun 29th JulyKippford Lifeboat Day
12:00 to 15:00 @ Kippford Lifeboat Station, Kippford, Dalbeattie, DG5 4LN
Following the success of last year's event, Kippford RNLI will be opening it''s doors to the public again. You will have the chance to meet the crew, see the boat and visit the shop. Teas, coffees and cakes will also be available. In addition, Kippford RNLI have arranged for neighbouring lifeboats to come and visit too, giving you the rare opportunity to see the fleet of Lifeboats that cover the Solway coastline.
Look forward to seeing you there!
*This event is subject to weather and operational commitments.

otherSun 29th JulySocial Get Together
4pm @ The Granary, Dumfries
Social get together for anybody between the ages of 18 and 30 who have been directly or indirectly affected my MS or similar.

otherSun 29th JulyDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

August 2018

outdoorThroughout August Dusty's Wildlife Rangers
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Here's your chance to become a fearless Wildlife Ranger like Dusty Duck! There are loads of exciting challenges waiting for you this summer, including pond exploring, tracks and signs and mini raft building. Or why not try your hand at map reading and foraging?  A great place to start is the yurt where you\'ll find our new ranger camp.  Identify and collect natural materials to make a natural remedy then set off into the new Paddock Wild Walk and see how many bugs you can spot!  Grab your free log book and start your expedition at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. Its a wild day out for the whole family.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

artThroughout August 'Faileas' by Angela Alexander Lloyd
10am – 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Angela Alexander Lloyd is our Artist in Residence. Angela has been researching climate change and whooper swans wintering at WWT Caerlaverock. She has spent the winter observing the swans and engaging with visitors, volunteers and staff.  The exhibition is a culmination of Angela's residency and showcases a new body of work created specifically for the reserve.
Free Entry - you can contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

artThroughout August The '5 More' exhibition
10am – 5pm @ The Ninian Gallery, Whithorn Trust, George Street, Whithorn
The '5 More' exhibition is held annually by Creative Whithorn. The ‘5 More’ that have been selected for 2018 are:
- Pamela Grace, Artist/printmaker
- Rachel Elliot, Glass Artist
- Sarah Keast, Mixed Media
- Phil McMenemy, Photographer
This event is free and ample free parking is available.

Week Commencing Monday 30th July:

outdoorTue 31st July Bug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 1st August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 2nd August Small Mammal Trapping
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Find out what mammals we have caught overnight in our small mammal traps and learn more about mammals such as voles and mice that live on our wetland reserve!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 2nd August Mersehead Discovery Walk
11am-1pm @ RSPB Mersehead Reserve, Southwick, Dumfries DG2 8AH
Guided walk - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on tthis farm. As the season's change, so too do the habitats and special creatures found here. These walks will give you a chance to see it all close-up and learn how we manage this important place for nature in our fields and on the wetlands. And for the kids, there's a wild challenge for them to take on too.
Cost: Adults £4 (RSPB members £3), Children half price. Car parking charges apply for non members
To book or for more information, contact RSPB Mersehead Reserve on 01387 780579, email mersehead@rspb.org.uk

musicFri 3rd - Sun 12th AugustAbsolute Classics Festival
At The Theatre Royal in Dumfries and The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel in Thornhill
Fri 3 August @ Theatre Royal, Dumfries - 7.30pm
Two multi-award-winning musicians, Huw Wiggin, saxophone, and John Lenehan, piano, make a welcome return to Dumfries. Their diverse programme spans the centuries from 15th century Baroque to the hugely popular 20th century Argentinian tango composer, Astor Piazzolla, taking in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebeealong the way.
Sat 4 August @ Theatre Royal, Dumfries - 7.30pm
Dumfries & Galloway's own tenor, Nicky Spence is joined by one of the world’s most sought-after dramatic sopranos, Susan Bullock. Accompanying the duo in an evening opera highlights by Wagner, Puccini and Verdi and popular songs will be pianist, Audrey Hyland.
Sun 5 August @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel, Thornhill - 2.30pm
Fantasy is the theme of Russian pianist, Anna Fedorova’s afternoon recital. Fedorova’s performances have achieved over 17 million views on YouTube and her popularity around the globe knows no limits. This is a concert not to be missed!
Mon 6 August @ Theatre Royal, Dumfries - 7.30pm
Known for his flamboyant personality, as well as his world-class voice, tenor Nicky Spence, will return with Audrey Hyland to perform a programme of Strauss, Holst and Schumann songs.
Wed 8 August @ Theatre Royal, Dumfries - 7.30pm
The acclaimed Fedorova Ensemble, Eldbjørg Hemsing, violin; Anna Fedorova, piano; Georgy Kovalev, violin; Benedict Klöckner, cello; and Nicholas Schwartz, double bass, will perform Brahms’ Piano Quartet No 2 and Schubert’s famous ‘Trout Quintet’.
Thu 9 August @ Theatre Royal, Dumfries - 7.30pm
Back by popular demand, Opera Bohemia and a small orchestra will present Verdi's Falstaff. Based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, the opera revolves around the unlikely, plump protagonist, Sir John Falstaff and his farcical attempts to seduce women in order to gain access to their husbands' wealth. Falstaff is as energetic and exciting musically as it is dramatically. This promises to be a thrilling night!
Fri 10 August @ Theatre Royal, Dumfries - 7.30pm
The exciting young cellist Benedict Klöcknerleads us into the weekend with a wholesome programme of Schumann, Shostakovich and Brahms. Klöckner has made a name for himself the world over, having performed throughout Europe, USA and South America. Sharing the platform for this performance will be pianist Anna Federova.
Sat 11 August @ Theatre Royal, Dumfries - 7.30pm
Pianist Dmitry Masleev took the First Prize and the international spotlight when he won the most recent International Tchaikovsky Competition (2015). He is guaranteed to dazzle the audience. In high demand worldwide, Dmitry has confirmed his status as a pianist who has virtuoso brilliance and musicality of metaphysical proportions. His programme features works by Tchaikovsky, Scarlatti, Liszt and Prokofiev.
Sun 12 August @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel, Thornhill - 2.30pm
Closing the 2018 Absolute Classics Festival is celebrated percussionist, Rhys Matthews. Rhys is accustomed to performing before large audiences in many of the UK’s most famous concert halls, as well as on live radio and television. He will be accompanied by Welsh pianist, Michael Davies.

Alongside the professional concerts, Absolute Classics works throughout Dumfries & Galloway to bring new, exciting and innovative educational opportunities for local young people. The Festival programme includes a series of one-to-one masterclasses with the visiting musicians for young people. These masterclasses and all the concerts are free of charge for everyone under 26 years of age and resident in Dumfries & Galloway.

For tickets and information on the Festival or to book a place on the masterclasses, visit www.absoluteclassics.co.uk.

outdoorSun 5th August Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
10am-5pm @ THREAVE GARDEN, Castle Douglas, DG7 1RX
Threave Garden, "The Training Centre for future Professional Gardeners", is home to the School of Heritage Gardening. A place of education and plantsmanship, the garden has been sculptured by generations of students since 1960, resulting in a series of 'rooms' within the garden, each showcasing year round interest; from beautiful spring daffodils, striking autumnal colour and a multitude of summer herbaceous displays. Threave also boasts a fully productive working walled garden that yields a large bounty of home-grown produce each year for sale to the public and use in the on site terrace cafe.
Teas and plant sales.
Directions: Off A75, one mile west of Castle Douglas.
Admission £5, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

otherSun 5th AugustDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Week Commencing Monday 6th August:

outdoorTue 7th AugustBug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 8th August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 9th August Dragons and Damsels
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Get out and about on the reserve to find and identify different species of damselflies and dragonflies. Go pond dipping to find larvae and learn about the fascinating lifecycle of dragonflies. Search for the adults flying around the wildflower meadow, avenues and around the ponds, and learn the difference between dragonflies and damselflies and the habitats they prefer. Family event.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorFri 10th August Evening Wildlife Safari
6.30-8.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the wildlife that emerges after dark, on our walking safari around the reserve. We may encounter wildlife such as badgers, moths, hares, owls or otters!
Ticket / contact info: £10 adults, £7.50 Concessions, £5 Children. Booking is essential, tickets must be paid for in advance.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSat 11th AugustFlower & Craft Show
2.00 - 4.30pm @ McFarlan Hall, Clarencefield, Dumfries DG1 4NF
Parish Flower & Craft Show. Entrance Free. Tea & Cakes £1.50 .

outdoorSun 12th August Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ DALBEATTIE COMMUNITY ALLOTMENTS, Dalbeattie DG5 4AZ
Dalbeattie Community Allotments Association was formed in 2008 and the site was officially opened in August 2010. A local land owner has leased the land for 25 years at £1 per year, initially providing for 47 plots. The initial results were so successful that the area is now increased to provide for 81 productive plots where local residents can grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers. Come and enjoy a stroll around the site, chat to members or relax in one of the community areas. Information will be available and photos of the development of the site will be on display. Teas.
Directions: The allotment site can be found on the Dalbeattie bypass (A710) next to Craignair Health Centre.
Admission £3, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

otherSun 12th AugustDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Week Commencing Monday 13th August:

otherMon 13th AugustMonday Funday
1.30pm - 4.30pm @ Johnstonebridge Community Centre DG11 1ES
A fun day with "Lets get Sporty", Face painting, Bouncy Castles and make your own pizza for the kids!
The event is totally free and everyone is welcome from Tots to Teens. So come along and join us at Johnstonebridge Community Centre from 1:30pm until 4:30pm. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

outdoorTue 14th AugustBug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 15th August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherWed 15th AugustThe Good Food Seminar - How to eat for your health and body weight
7 - 9pm @ Castle Douglas Town Hall
CrossFit Castle Douglas is running a Nutrition Seminar.
Hosted by Anne Halliday, public speaker, owner of CrossFit Castle Douglas and competitive athlete. With expert nutritional speakers:
Jayne Lee founder of The Base Form
Kristi Chalmers Primal Health Coach
And Guest speakers Gavin Lee and Cormac Chalmers
Learn all about how food choices can take you from zero to hero. Enhancing your health, your waist line and your confidence. Easy to understand and execute solutions to your nutrition nightmares. No nonsense.
Entry is free and everyone will be gifted a free pass to one CrossFit Castle Douglas class.
Receive a warm welcome to a relaxed informal environment where you can have your questions answered.
Tea and coffee will be available.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2005869226111287/

outdoorThu 16th August Mersehead Discovery Walk
11am-1pm @ RSPB Mersehead Reserve, Southwick, Dumfries DG2 8AH
Guided walk - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on tthis farm. As the season's change, so too do the habitats and special creatures found here. These walks will give you a chance to see it all close-up and learn how we manage this important place for nature in our fields and on the wetlands. And for the kids, there's a wild challenge for them to take on too.
Cost: Adults £4 (RSPB members £3), Children half price. Car parking charges apply for non members
To book or for more information, contact RSPB Mersehead Reserve on 01387 780579, email mersehead@rspb.org.uk

outdoorThu 16th August Worm Wonders
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Have you ever wondered about worms? What would happen without worms and why are they so important in the ecosystem?  We will go on a worm hunt in the wildlife garden and have a go at charming some worms out of the ground! Family event. Booking is essential. Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorFri 17th August Stories in the Yurt
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature related story told by one of our engaging storytellers.  Then take a short walk around the reserve to look for some wildlife!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSun 19th AugustDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Week Commencing Monday 20th August:

outdoorTue 21st AugustBug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 22nd August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 23rd August Messy Play
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Get outdoors on our wetland and take part in some messy play. Please come dressed appropriately. Suitable for children aged 5 and under.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSun 26th AugustDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Week Commencing Monday 27th August:

outdoorTue 28th AugustBug Hunt
11am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join us on a bug hunt around our wetland reserve, to find bugs living in dead wood, in the undergrowth, in trees, on flowers or flying around! You could find butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, worms, beetles, ladybirds and much more!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorWed 29th August Pond Dipping
11am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the amazing creatures living underwater in the pond. Use pond dipping nets, trays, bug pots, identification guides and aquascopes to find and identify the different animals.
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThu 30th August Mersehead Discovery Walk
11am-1pm @ RSPB Mersehead Reserve, Southwick, Dumfries DG2 8AH
Guided walk - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on tthis farm. As the season's change, so too do the habitats and special creatures found here. These walks will give you a chance to see it all close-up and learn how we manage this important place for nature in our fields and on the wetlands. And for the kids, there's a wild challenge for them to take on too.
Cost: Adults £4 (RSPB members £3), Children half price. Car parking charges apply for non members
To book or for more information, contact RSPB Mersehead Reserve on 01387 780579, email mersehead@rspb.org.uk

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

September 2018

outdoorThroughout September Sir Peter Scott Trail
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Learn about Sir Peter Scott, the founder of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Follow the trail boards around the reserve to find out what he achieved as an artist, musician, sports person and conservationist.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 27th August:

outdoorSun 2nd SEPT In Focus
10am-4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
Ticket / contact info: Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 2nd Sept Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ 3 MILLHALL, Shore Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TQ
Impressive five acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including over 200 rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials, over 300 hydrangeas and many rare southern hemisphere plants. The garden is on a steep hillside running along the rocky shore of the Dee Estuary in Kirkcudbright Bay, close to the beach at Dhoon and three miles from Kirkcudbright. Teas.
Directions: On the B727 between Kirkcudbright and Borgue on the west shore of the Dee Estuary. Parking at Dhoon beach public car park, about three miles south of Kirkcudbright. There is a five to ten minute walk to the house.
Admission £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

otherSun 2nd SeptDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Week Commencing Monday 3rd September:

otherMon 3rd September SWI Challoch Scottish Women's Institute
19:30 - 21:00 @ Our Lady & St Ninian Church Hall, Windsor Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6HP
Panel Night with Lucy Owen in the chair
Competitions:
(1) photo with caption
(2) jar of fruit jelly
Bring your own teacup & bring a friend - visitors £2:00 / members FREE
For more info call Judith on 01671 402 570 or check out facebook.com/ChallochNS/

otherSun 9th SeptDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Week Commencing Monday 10th September:

outdoorThu 13th September Mersehead Discovery Walk
11am-1pm @ RSPB Mersehead Reserve, Southwick, Dumfries DG2 8AH
Guided walk - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on tthis farm. As the season's change, so too do the habitats and special creatures found here. These walks will give you a chance to see it all close-up and learn how we manage this important place for nature in our fields and on the wetlands. And for the kids, there's a wild challenge for them to take on too.
Cost: Adults £4 (RSPB members £3), Children half price. Car parking charges apply for non members
To book or for more information, contact RSPB Mersehead Reserve on 01387 780579, email mersehead@rspb.org.uk

otherSun 16th SeptDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Week Commencing Monday 17th September:

outdoorFri 21st September Stories in the Yurt
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature related story told by one of our engaging storytellers.  Then take a short walk around the reserve to look for some wildlife!
Ticket / contact info: Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSun 23rd SeptDumfries Memory Walk
12.00pm Walk start time: 1pm @ Band Stand, Dock Park, Dumfries, DG1 2RY
Join us for what promises to be an event the whole family can enjoy.  Walk by yourselves, with friends and family, bring your dog too if you have one! The walk is located in the stunning setting of Dock Park and Castledykes Park.
Take the shorter 2.5km walk for a gentle stroll around the beautiful park which is suitable for Memory Walkers of all ages including pushchairs and wheelchairs. The longer 5km walk will take you further into Castledykes Park and explore the beautiful surroundings. Please note all routes and distances are subject to change
Walk Distances: 2.5k or 5k
Minimum sponsorship: £100 (suggested)
Prices: Adult - £10, 12-16's - £5, under 12's - free
Registration: Sign up today and make your mark: memorywalksscotland.org
Contact us: If you have any questions please contact us on 0131 243 1453 or email us on events@alzscot.org

otherSun 23rd SeptDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Week Commencing Monday 24th September:

otherWed 26th SeptemberMeditation - Autumn Solstice
@ No.15 Arthur Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 6DE
Approximate timings...
19:30 Arrival and chat
19:45 Meditation - Note: The entrance door is locked from 19:45 until 20:30 while we meditate
20:30 - 21.00pm. Refreshments
At No.15 we are delighted, to share with you words and music, to enrich your life, and promote well-being through meditation.  Led by Susan Gomersall with 12 years' experience teaching meditation.
Our aim is to provide a simple and straightforward means, to enable all who wish, to enjoy the benefits of relaxation/meditation.  In an increasingly stressful, and fast paced life, the simple act of setting aside time to allow our minds and bodies to rest, can have enormous benefit.
Our relaxing meditations, are designed to enable everyone to find their own peace, in whatever way is appropriate for them.  Experiences may be entirely different, for different people, and for the same people, on different occasions.  Remember, that you will always receive, whatever is appropriate for you, if you allow yourself.  All experiences are a gift and facilitate our personal growth.
So, No.15 wishes you success, and joy on your journey.  Be patient, persevere, and always look to your heart for guidance.  Most of all enjoy the gift you bestow upon yourself.  The gift of peace.  
Cost - Heartfelt £5:00
Tel: 01671 402 523 | Website: therapywithsusan.weebly.com/

outdoorThu 27th September Mersehead Discovery Walk
11am-1pm @ RSPB Mersehead Reserve, Southwick, Dumfries DG2 8AH
Guided walk - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Every fortnight from 21 June to 20 December, discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on tthis farm. As the season's change, so too do the habitats and special creatures found here. These walks will give you a chance to see it all close-up and learn how we manage this important place for nature in our fields and on the wetlands. And for the kids, there's a wild challenge for them to take on too.
Cost: Adults £4 (RSPB members £3), Children half price. Car parking charges apply for non members
To book or for more information, contact RSPB Mersehead Reserve on 01387 780579, email mersehead@rspb.org.uk

otherSun 30th SeptDurisdeer Church Teas
2.30 - 5.00pm @ Durisdeer Church, Durisdeer, DG3 5BJ
Home-baked teas at Durisdeer Church, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

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October 2018

Week Commencing Monday 22nd October:

otherSat 27th OCtCraft Fair
10am - 3.30pm @ McFarlan Hall, Clarencefield, Dumfries DG1 4NF
Craft Fair to raise funds for the maintenance and running of the Village Hall.  New Exhibitors for 2018.
Entrance £2.00 including Tea & Cakes.

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

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