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Radio Orkney's Diary for Wednesday, 05 March 2014.

Wednesday 5th March

The North Walls School is hosting a Learning Evening on Emotional Resilience at half seven. It's an informal event to find out how children are supported to face challenge and overcome disappointment. It's open to everyone who likes to be involved with the education of the children in their lives.

And the Hoy and Walls Wartime Heritage Project has an Introduction Evening at eight o' clock in the Gable End Theatre when folk can go along and find out what's happening this year, and how to get involved. There are opportunities to take part in archaeological surveying activities, as well as desk-based research. All training will be provided and anyone interested but can't go along tonight should contact Gavin Lindsay on 791 211. The first in a series of Drop Ins will be held this Friday at the Hoy Kirk.

There's a Public Meeting in the Dounby School at seven o' clock tonight to elect a new member to the Harray and Sandwick Community Council, and this will be followed by a Community Council meeting.

Yes Orkney will be In Conversation With Stromness tonight at half past seven in the Community Centre Nursery, with a presentation followed by a discussion of the key points that folk would like to speak about in respect of the Referendum Vote.

The Stromness AA Group meets at seven o' clock at the Yole Association building.

A Prayer Meeting will be held in Westray Parish Kirk at quarter to eight.

The Costa WRI has its Bulb Show tonight judged by Kristan Petrie & Friends.

The Quoyloo WRI meets in the Old School at eight tonight for a talk on Mary's Meals by John Peppitt - members should note the change of date.

There's Bingo in the Marengo in the 'Hope this evening at half past seven for eight.

Orkney Camera Club meets at eight o' clock in the Guide Hall for a talk on the work of photographer Gunnie Moberg by Rebecca Marr. It's also the deadline for the Monochrome Prints competition.

Basic Dancing will be held in the St Magnus Centre tonight from half past seven till ten o' clock when everyone's welcome to Dance or listen to the music.

Orkney Accordion and Fiddle Club has a Rehearsal in The Reel at half past seven.

There's Carpet Bowls in the Masonic also at half past seven.

Junior Squash meets at Picky between seven o' clock and eight.

Clan's Gentle Yoga with Maureen Gray is on this morning in Kirkwall Town Hall at eleven o' clock, when anyone affected by cancer is welcome.

The Selbro Resource Centre at Hatston is open this afternoon between two and four o' clock for anyone who'd like information on disability equipment, or to speak to someone from Care and Repair.

The Kirkwall East Church will be serving Quick Light Lunches today between twelve noon and half past one. It's £3 per person, with children free, and everyone's welcome.

The Salvation Army's Hope Café is open as usual today from eleven o' clock till two.

And the Shapinsay Lunch Club will meet in the Clubrooms at twelve-fifteen.

The Child Health Clinic in the Firth Community Centre is on this morning between ten o' clock and half past eleven, when Sean Tulloch - the Early Years Worker - will be there to do some fun things with parents of young babies and children.

The Creative Patchwork and Quilting Group meets in the Orphir School at ten o' clock.

The Rangers lead a free walk at the Standing Stones and Barnhouse Village - meet at the site gate at ten o' clock.

The Lunchtime Reading Group will meet in the Kirkwall Library between one o' clock and two to discuss Holes by Louis Sachar.

There are Bookbug Sessions at the Kirkwall Library and at Lambaness, both at half past ten.

The Isles Library Van is in Hoy, Lyness and Flotta, but the Mainland Mobile is NOT in Deerness today.

The Dounby Surgery will be closed from one o' clock today when NHS 24 will be covering.

The Stromness Surgery will also be closed from one o' clock today when NHS 24 will be in operation. That means there's NO Baby Clinic today, although it will take place in the Community Centre tomorrow from ten o' clock till half past eleven.

And the Skerryvore Practice is closed from 1pm today too.

In the Healthy Living Centre Munro Challenge, Rousay is in second place behind Westray, to the staff at the Rousay Centre is appealing to all users new and old to churn out a few more Munros to add to the total. Any distance large or small is welcomed as it all adds up.

Get IT Together is offering Free Internet Sessions in Sanday - starting this coming Monday morning at ten o' clock and will run over four morning sessions till the 31st. It's for anyone wanting to get online or learn to email, but has lacked the confidence to give it a go. If you'd like more information contact Janette Mackie on 07788 395 859.

There will be a Bingo Night in the Sandwick Hall this Friday at half past seven. And the Sandwick Hall is in the Blue Door next week, and the Hall will be open this Saturday and Sunday between one o' clock and three to take in donations.

St Andrews Drama Club will present Forbid Them Not - supported by Griogair Morrision, Ishbel Fraser and Jean Wood - in the St Andrews Community Centre this Saturday night at half past seven. Admission is £5 at the door.

Birsay Drama Group will present Inspector Drake and the Time Machine, along with Palace Players Youth with Goldilocks in Nurseryland and Palace Players with Henna Night - and that's also this Saturday in the Birsay Community Centre at seven o' clock with admission at the door.

Orkney Family History Society will meet NEXT Thursday the 13th at half past seven in the St Magnus Centre. This will be a members night with a World War One theme, so bring along any photos or documents of relatives who served in World War One to share information with others. Brian Budge will also be there for this informal evening, for more details contact Jackie Harrison on 87 7120.

A Secret Mini Art Show raising funds for the MS Trust will be held this weekend at the Vindlyse Gallery in Holm, offering original postcard-sized anonymous artworks at £10 each, plus a Silent Auction for an original Alan Watson painting. The opening is at half past six this Friday and there'll be some tunes with Fiona Driver and Graham Simpson, and the sale continues on Saturday and Sunday between ten o' clock and seven.

The Pier Arts Centre has a Leading Lights programme coming up on Saturdays the 15th and 22nd. Its' for Primary Ones to Sevens and runs from eleven o' clock till half past twelve. The £10 fee covers both days and includes materials and refreshments, and places must be booked by phoning the Gallery on 850 209.

There's a Speed Crafting event coming up on Saturday in the King Street Halls from seven o' clock till ten when you can learn four crafts which you can take home with you, plus enjoy cakes and a cuppa. Tickets are £25, and can be bought at Kirsteen Stewart's Shop, and the money raised is going towards Emma Fraser and Kristyn Grieve's Iceland Trek.

Clan is holding a Seed Propagation Class this Saturday morning at the Greenhouse at Clan for anyone affected by cancer. To book contact Clan on 87 3393.

The Opening Concert at the Kristin Linklater Voice Centre this Saturday is now sold-out. There are still tickets available for this Sunday's Workshop with Karine Polwart, and there are two places on the Text and Acting workshop next week from the 10th to the 15th and it's free for local actors to learn how to embody the character they are to portray and fully interpret script and dialogue.Phone 841 458 or email: The Centre is having an Open Day this Sunday between eleven o' clock and two which is open to everyone.

Nic Paterson, Holistic Healer and Reiki Master - Teacher, will be at the Suilven Centre this Saturday afternoon with an Aromatherapy and Home Remedies Workshop. It's £15 an to book contact 0771 507 2138 or email:

An Evening of Psychic Entertainment including Mediumship and Clairvoyance will be held this Saturday in the Kirkwall Hotel, with Chris Barry and John Ballantine. The Show starts at half past seven and for details phone 07876 051 219.

The band Finding Albert will be playing at Matchmakers next Saturday the 15th from ten o' clock and tickets are £10 and on sale from Sinclair Office Supplies in Kirkwall and Stromness.

A Photography Exhibition combining contemporary images by Orkney College students, with archive material by Gunnie Moberg, is open at the Orkney Library and Archive till the end of the month.

Restart Orkney is now on Junction Road and donations of furniture, household items and white goods are always appreciated. There's a free collection service for mainland Orkney. Each donation helps to provide Supported Employment, Volunteer Opportunities, Affordable Household Goods and Waste Reduction. Phone 87 6605 or visit the website at

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