What’s On in Galloway from 30 December

A ROUND-UP of events taking place this week.

Friday (today): Happy Feet 2 3D, The Cinema, Newton Stewart, 7pm.

The sequel to ‘Happy Feet’, the animated smash hit, ‘Happy Feet Two’ returns audiences to the chilly climes of Antarctica in stunning 3D.

Mumble, the dancing penguin, discovers that his young son Erik has two left feet. When he runs away in shame and is taken under the wing of The Mighty Sven, a flying penguin, Mumble soon slips down the pecking order.

‘Happy Feet Two’ then proves that a lot of love, along with a little help from your friends, can go a long way.

Thursday 29 December: Pub Quiz, The Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart from 9pm.

Saturday, 31 December: Hogmanay at the Port, Portpatrick Village Hall from 6pm to 1am.

Hogmanay At The Port is a New Year’s Eve music event taking place in the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick. All profits will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

A Hogmanany Hootananny featuring one of Scotland’s top young ceilidh bands, The Norman Mackay Ceildih Experience, plus support from Glasgow’s much sought after covers band Jumpstart and local drumming group Drum For Fun.

The aim is to create a unique night with a pinch of African-style drumming and a bit of blues and rock and to see in the New Year with a good dose of traditional Scottish music (and probably a lot of jumping about!).

Ticket Price from the 1st Nov will be £16.50 each + £1.50 Flat rate delivery charge.

Tickets available from The Custom House, Stranraer or see www.hogmanayattheport.co.uk.

From Friday 6 January 2012: Puss in Boots 3D, The Cinema, Newton Stewart, 7pm (2pm Sunday).

Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty.

Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss’ doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant’s castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss’ name.