What’s On

Sport Relief 2012
Sport Relief 2012

TAKE a look at our ‘rough guide’ of what’s on in Galloway in the coming weeks.

Friday 23 March: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Cinema, Newton Stewart.

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly-restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways, with friendships both forming and breaking apart.

Not a laugh-a-minute comedy, but rather a charming and thought-provoking reflection by those at a certain place in their lives.

Starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton and Tom Wilkinson.

Friday 23 March: Stranraer and District Ladies Choir anniversary concert, Ryan Centre, Stranraer, 7.30pm.

Guest Soloist Colin Sneade - Tuba.

Contact: 01776 703535.

Saturday 24 March: Rhins Run for Health - Castle Kennedy Gardens, 12pm.

A sponsored Charity Event to raise the profile of men’s health. Open to all the family to walk, jog or run 5K.

Enter online at www.run4health.co.uk

Entry £6, Family £14, Under 16’s £2.

Sunday 25 March: Millennium Centre Car Boot Sale - Stranraer.

Last Sunday of every month.

Sunday 25 March: RSPB Dawn Flight Guided Walk - Crook of Baldoon, 8am.

Booking is esential for this event - phone Paul Tarling on 01988 402130 to book and for further information.

Sunday 25 March: Sport Relief Miles all across the region.

Arrive early, times shown here are event opening times: The Stewartry Mile will be at Stewartry Rugby Club, Castle Douglas 10am; The Twynholm Spring Mile, Twynholm Village Hall 2.30pm; The Sunny Stranraer Mile at Agnew Park, Stranraer 10.30am; The Newton Mile at Minnigaff Park, Newton Stewart 11am; The Auchenlarie Mile at Auchenlaire Holiday Park, Gatehouse of Fleet 10am; The Cream o’ Galloway Mile at Cream o’ Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet 10am; The Isle Mile at St Ninian’s Hall, Isle of Whithorn 2pm.

Sunday 25 March: Stoneykirk Farmers Market - Stoneykirk Village hall, 11am- 3pm.

All manner of fresh, homemade produce, crafts and refreshments

For more information or to book a stall please contact Penny on 01776 830666.

Sunday 25 March: An Open Afternoon at The Swallow Theatre, Moss Park, Ravenstone, Whithorn. 2pm - 5pm.

Join in celebrating the launch of the theatre’s 17th season. Look round the theatre, browse the collection of photos and programmes of the past, talk to David over tea, coffee and cakes and hear the tales of the Swallow.

Contact: 01988 850638 or www.swallowtheatre.com.

Tuesday 27 March: Chocolate Fair - Training Restaurant, Stranraer Campus, 11am-3.30pm.

A chcocolate demonstration by Mr Frank Mortimer at 1.3opm. Money raised goes to Coronation Day Centre, Stranraer and Riverside Day Centre, Newton Stewart.

Personalised chocolate treats available.

Contact 01776 706633 for more information.

Tuesday 27 March: Knit & Natter Group - Wigtown Library, 2-4pm.

Last Tuesday of Every Month.

Want to learn how to knit, crochet or sew? Want to share your creative experience with others? Want to meet new people with similar interviews? Take along your needles, wool, patterns etc to the Knit & Natter group.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more info please contact Gillian on 01988 403329.

Thursday 29 March: The Dumb Waiter & The Lover - The Swallow Theatre, Moss Park, Ravenstone, Whithorn. 7.30pm.

The European Arts Company return to the Swallow with a double bill of dark comedies by Harold Pinter. Tickets £10.

Contact: 01988 850638 or www.swallowtheatre.com.

Friday 30 March: A talk by Colonel Clive Fairweather - County Buildings - Wigtown, 10am.

Wigtownshire U3A presents a talk by Colonel Clive Fairweather on COMBAT STRESS.

Non-members £2; new members welcome.