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May 2019

Coffee Morning

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£2.00

Dumfries and Galloway Deaf Childrens Society

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Dumfries and Galloway Environment Fair

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rutherford McCowan Building, University of Glasgow Crichton Campus,
Dumfries, DG1 4ZL United Kingdom.
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Free

Free family fun day with over 50 environmental organisations representing a mix of small local projects and larger national concerns. All have the common aims of enlightening the young and not so young about what is being done in Dumfries and Galloway and what we can do to ensure the best future for our planet. Stalls will be providing a wide range of crafts, interactive displays, quizzes and demonstrations to help everyone “learn, enjoy and get involved” with their environment.…

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Christian Aid Soup and Sweet Lunches

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
£6

Come along and enjoy homemade soups and sweets. £6 at door. There will also be Traidcraft,homebaking,books,plants and bric-a-brac sales tables. All proceeds to Christian Aid

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We Fire The Dark 3 with Joanne Mckay

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cample Line, Cample Mill,
Thornhill, DG3 5HD United Kingdom.
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Free

See also: 23 March; 30 April Free | Booking advised The third of three readings Join us back at CAMPLE LINE for the third in this series of three readings by poet JoAnne MacKay, which will focus on the display and presentation of Dr Grierson’s collection and his ambitions for the museum to educate and open minds. Although the museum no longer stands, many objects remain as permanent memorial to his ‘persistent, indefatigable endeavour’. JoAnne McKay was born in Essex…

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One Night in Las Vegas

May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street
Dumfries, DG1 2JH United Kingdom
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Las Vegas, much more than bright lights and casinos, but home to numerous venues such as Caesars Palace, The Sands, The Flamingo, Planet Hollywood and Casino Royale, where music legends have graced the stages over many years. Book Online Spatz & Co, Scotland’s premier 9 piece professional Showband, invite you to an evening of Vegas music and song - classic Vegas hits performed from the Big Band era to the present day – Sinatra; Elvis; Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, of…

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Maiden England live

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Venue Dumfries, 6/7 Church Place
Dumfries, DG1 1BW United Kingdom
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£10

The uk’s Most acclaimed Iron Maiden tribute Maiden England are touring the UK with their celebration of the Di’anno years. Support from Pretty Vacant, a tribute to popular punk.

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Gun and Rosie tribute band night!

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Lochar Inn, Edinburgh road, Heathhall
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1TZ United Kingdom.
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Free

Get down to The Lockhart Inn, Dumfries this Saturday evening get some classic 80's hard rock right in your ear hole. Check out some of our reviews below: "Better than Nickelback" - Nickelback "Best band I have ever heard" - really enthusiastic drunk guy "Frankly, they are a bunch of dangerous criminals and I'm fairly sure the bass player ate my dog" - disgruntled hotel owner

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Solway Sportive 2019

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dumfries Rugby Club, New Abbey Road
Dumfries, DG2 7 United Kingdom
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A well established sportive, with routes designed by fellow cyclists for your enjoyment, raising money for local good causes. There is a choice of the Yellow route of 70km (43 miles), the revised Blue route of 123km (76 miles) or the new for 2019 Red route of 162km (100 miles). The event starts and finishes at Dumfries Rugby Club with free parking, changing rooms and showers post event. Feeding stations will be available on all three routes and food/drink is…

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Dragon Boats on Loch Ken

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly

Would you like to join us to paddle a 40 foot Dragon Boat on beautiful Loch Ken? It’s Low impact exercise, therefore suitable for any level of fitness. All welcome from 12 years upwards. Come along on any Sunday morning from April to October, we meet at the Galloway Activity Centre on Loch Ken. Starting time is 9.45am. All equipment provided, including life jacket. Each session Costs £5. Facebook ........ Dragon Boats on Loch Ken .

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Scotland’s Gardens Open Day

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan
Near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 9ND United Kingdom.
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Enjoy Scotland's Most Exotic Garden in all its glory in Scotland's season of Garden Open Days.

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Scotland’s Garden Scheme, Open Garden, Tam o’Shanter meets A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£5

An afternoon exploring the stunning scenery, wildlife and flora of Nithdale at the rural home of poet Robert Burns. Not your usual formal garden, but a wild flower haven, with the opportunity to discover lots of the plants referenced in Burns’ poems, including primroses, foxgloves, comfrey and bluebells. As you walk along the Tam O’Shanter pathway you will be greeted by characters real and imaginery connected to Burns, including the singing Highland Mary, the dancing of the witches and warlocks…

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Songs around The Woodburner

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every first and third Sunday of the month
Murray Arms Hotel Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 2HY United Kingdom. + Google Map
Free

A gathering in The Murray Arms hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet every first and third Sunday of the month, 3pm to 5pm. Everyone welcome to contribute or listen to mainly old timey Country and Folk songs "from the black and white days". A nice laid-back warm and friendly gathering of folk from the local community, and visitors too. Best suits an older generation although children are very welcome. Outside if the sun shines.

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Giant LEGO Brick Animal Trail

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, happening 10 times

WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Dumfries, DG1 4RS United Kingdom
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£4 – £39

The Giant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail is back by popular demand! Enjoy the fourteen individually-designed LEGO brick characters out on the reserve at WWT Caerlaverock, Saturday 11th May – Sunday 30th June. The giant animals, some up to twelve times life size, include Natalie the Nene, the world’s rarest goose, Kate the Kingfisher and Benedict the Bewick’s swan, magnificently stretching his brick wings. Meet our fantastic new characters, Skye the White Stork, Walter the Water Vole and Sam the Short…

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Intermediate Yoga

May 20 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Monday, repeating until 29/07/2019

Lovers Lane Studios, 28 - 32 Rae Street
Dumfries, DG1 1HX United Kingdom
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£6

This class is for those with previous yoga experience and/or, a good level of fitness. It is also ideal for people who do sports and are looking to add yoga to their training. The class will include intermediate and advanced movements, but always with modifications, and will be relatively energetic and dynamic. The class is not suitable for those with limited physical ability or serious health conditions - I am happy to direct you to more suitable yoga classes instead.…

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Early Bird Yoga Class

May 21 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Tuesday, repeating until 25/06/2019

wellness centre, 9 George Street Meuse
Dumfries, DG1 1HH
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£6

An early morning class which will get you moving gently and set you up for the rest of the day. Ideal for anyone who finds it difficult to get to an evening yoga class. This is a mixed ability class with complete beginners welcome as well as those with more yoga experience. The class will include yoga movement and poses, breath work and mindfulness.

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Knitting Classes

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, happening 20 times

Crocketford Village Hall Dumfries, DG2 8 United Kingdom + Google Map
£10.00

Learn to knit, all levels catered for and all ages welcome.

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Business Gateway Be Your Own Boss – Start Up Awareness – Newton Stewart

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Crown Hotel – Newton Stewart, 102 Queen Street
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 6JW United Kingdom.
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Free

In this workshop delegates will learn the basics of what it means to be in business. It is a general overview that leads to more specialist workshops provided free by Business Gateway. The workshop will look at: Sources of support and advice, What self-employment means to you, Personal Survival Budgets, Cash Flow Forecasting, Business Plans, Business names, Business legal structures, Legal aspects relating to your idea, Insurances, Bookkeeping, Costing, Pricing, Property, VAT, Expenses, Employing people, Market Research, Sales, International trade,…

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Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway – Wigtownshire June Roadshow: Glenluce

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Glenluce Church Hall, Church St, Glenluce DG8 0QA + Google Map
Free

Our May roadshow is coming to Glenluce Village Hall and we will have social enterprise specialists Firstport on hand. Also joining us will be Care and Repair Dumfries and Galloway - a service managed by Loreburn Housing Association to deliver mandatory grant supported adaptions to home owners and private tenants on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council's Scheme of Assistance; the local authority's Self Directed Support Development Officer; and Dumfries and Galloway NHS' Community Health Sync Project. Our team will…

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Business Gateway Facebook for business from scratch – Newton Stewart

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Crown Hotel – Newton Stewart, 102 Queen Street
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 6JW United Kingdom.
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Free

This workshop will look at: Signing up with Facebook, Why Facebook is so important in business, Facebook in your marketing strategy. You’ll learn about Facebook for Business from the ground up, No previous experience or knowledge is required. There is some preparation required for this workshop. You’ll be contacted after booking with details. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet if you prefer to use your own. By the end of the session you’ll leave with a fully functioning…

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Hustings – European Elections 2019

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Easterbrook Hall Dumfries, DG1 4TA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Join European Election candidates from across the political spectrum to have your say, hear their views and debate the issues.

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