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Radio Orkney's Diary for Wednesday, 19 June 2013.
The Icelandic Rowers who have just crossed the North Sea to Orkney will be giving an Illustrated Talk on the Project and their Voyage tonight in the College Lecture Theatre at half past seven. Tom Muir will also present some Sea Faring Tales and Sagas that link Norway, Orkney and Iceland. It’s free and open to everyone.
The Accordion and Fiddle Club will be meeting at half past seven in The Reel for a practice session.
There’s Carpet Bowls in the Masonic Hall starting at half seven.
The Screen Machine is at the North Walls School in Hoy and will be showing The Croods at half past five, and the latest Star Trek in 3D at half past eight.
The Holm WRI is going to visit the Orkney Brewery this evening and the bus will leave the Holm Hall at six o’ clock.
And the Stromness WRI’s Outing is also this evening.
There’s a Messy Church in the Stromness Parish Church from quarter to four with crafts, games and an end-of-term picnic.
Stromness Surgery will be closed from one o’ clock today, and the Dounby Surgery is also closed this afternoon from one o’ clock when NHS 24 will be covering.
A Baby Clinic will be held at the Stenness School Mums and Toddlers Group this morning from ten till half past eleven.
Bookbugs will be held at Lambaness and in the Library – both start at half past ten.
There’s Creative Patchwork and Quilting in the Orphir School at ten o’ clock.
The Firth Lunch Club meets at twelve o’ clock in the Finstown Kirk Hall when all senior citizens from Firth are welcome.
The Salvation Army’s Hope Café is open as usual today between eleven o’ clock and two.
Selbro’s Resource Centre at Hatston is open this afternoon from two till four o’ clock for anyone needing information on disability equipment, or wanting to speak to someone from Care and Repair.
There’s one Library Van out when the Mainland Mobile is in Stenness and Harray.
The Billy Barnett Triples is this Saturday and names & payment must be in as soon as possible.
The Rangers take a Walk at the Barnhouse Village and Standing Stones at ten this morning, and there’s Walks every day at the Ring of Brodgar leaving at one.
The RSPB is putting on a Trip to Stronsay next Wednesday and the ferry will arrive in time for lunch at the Stronsay Hotel, then it’s off to the Vat of Kirbuster for a gentle walk along the coastline before heading back to Whitehall for a cuppa. Then there’s time to relax or have a wander around the village before catching ferry back to Kirkwall just after six. It costs £5 each to cover the minibus – but you need to buy your own ferry tickets and refreshments. Places are limited so book early with Katy Norbury on 850 176.
If you want to take part in the Viking Feast on the evening of Tuesday the 2nd of July, now is the time to get your ticket, as there will be no tickets at the door. The feast is a full dinner using ingredients that were known to the Vikings, and there’ll be entertainment and games with character parts available - but you can go as yourself! There’ll also be an exhibition of crafts, textiles and brewing. Tickets are £28 from the Centre for Nordic Studies on 569 300.
A Dry Stone Dyking Course will be held on the sixth and seventh of July and for more details and to book phone the Training Group 87 9080.
Tomorrow evening there’s be a Fashion Show at M and Co at seven o’ clock raising funds for the Junior section of Netball Orkney. Tickets are available at the shop and from the junior lasses.
A Fun Fashion Show for Diabetes will be held this Friday evening in the Legion and the event includes Spot Prizes, Checkout Bingo, and Play Your Cards Right. It starts at half past seven and entry is at the door.
A forty mile Charity Cycle will be held next Sunday the 30th and is open to all levels of cyclists. It’s to raise funds for Help For Heroes and anyone wanting to take part, or to sponsor somebody else, should contact Steven Waterman at the TA Centre in Kirkwall on 87 2622. Convenor Steven Heddle will start and take part in the event, and there are already entries in from all ages and abilities – but there’s plenty of room for more folk. The Legion in Kirkwall will provide Bacon Butties , and the Stromness Legion will have sandwiches and refreshments at the half way point. And the Picky Centre is giving all cyclist a free health pass giving access to the new swimming pool facility, sauna, and Jacuzzi - to help ease their aches and pains.
The Dounby Half Marathon and Fun Run is also coming up next Sunday when runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities are welcome – there is a 13 mile route or a more leisurely six miles, and there will be water stops and toilet facilities en-route. The Entry Fee is £10, or by sponsorship, and entry forms are available from Evelyn Grant on 771 335.
A Midsummer DimFest will be held at the Evie Link Centre this Saturday evening, featuring a play being put on by the Lifeboat Lovies, along with a Quiz, Supper and Raffle – and that’s all included in the £10 ticket. You can get tickets from Baikie’s, the Mistra, and from Nick Coward, and it’s fundraising for the Lifeboat and Debra.
A Fundraising Dance for Tommy is coming up next Friday the 28th in Fusion , with music from Broken Strings, Rocker, Hybrid Constellation, Griogair Morrison, Laura Henderson and Emily Bourne. The auction prizes include a Tour of Celtic Park and a Tour of Rangers park, plus lots of raffle prizes. Dance tickets are on sale from Kt Sport.
The Centre for Nordic Studies is running a week-long arts summer course next week, from Monday to Friday the 29th, called ‘Orkney Through Time’ and it’s now open for day bookings. Contact the Centre on 569 300 or via email CNS@uhi.ac.uk. The week includes workshops on photography, stone carving, textiles, needle felting and printing.
An Exhibition of Artwork by Nina Wolstenholme and Judith Palmer has just opened at The Venue and runs till the 30th. And there's still space available for the Mucky Paws Toddler Art Class aimed at two to four year olds at the Venue this Friday at half past one. Phone 87 2924 to book a space.
Made In Shapinsay is holding an Exhibition of Handwork in The Venue from till this Sunday, from ten till five each day, with some evening openings till nine o’ clock. The display includes knitwear, embroidery, needlework, felting, basketwork, paintings, photos, pottery, handmade soap & cards –all Made in Shapinsay.
And The Venue is looking for any individuals or groups who’d be interested in taking part in putting on a small community performance next Saturday the 29th. Victoria Street: The Musical will have something for everyone – from musical numbers to dance. They want to hear from folk now, so if you’d be keen to get involved then call into The Venue on Victoria Street, contact them on Facebook or phone 87 2924.
This Sunday sees the John Rae Guided Walk along the Shore at Clestrain. You must book in advance as places are limited – phone 841 732.
A new supply of Primula Scotica has now arrived at Fursbreck Pottery – raising funds for the Orkney Archaeology Society.
Kirkwall Bowling Club is offering Coaching to anyone who’s interested in bowling. The coaching is free, and you can go along any afternoon between two and four o’ clock, or any evening from six till half past seven – Monday to Friday. Or you can phone Freda Swanney on 87 3599 to get more details.
Britt Harcus has an Exhibition called Fresh Paint: Scenes of Local Life open at The Loft Gallery in the Hope till the 23rd of July.
Christina Sargent has an Exhibition of Oils and Screen Prints in the Wheems Gallery at the Eastside in South Ronaldsay. For details phone 831 556.
The Fossil and Heritage Centre in Burray is also open now.
The Waterfront Gallery in Stromness has An Orkney Mix of artworks.
And Orkney Wireless Museum special display this summer is a Celebration of Transistor Radios.
The Westray Heritage Centre is also open every day with a display of photos taken last century by R H Robertson and photos taken at the same places more recently.
The Pix Gallery at Chalet 2, Lyness is open Saturdays and Sundays from eleven till four, offering new, original work, all produced in Hoy.
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 employabilityorkney.co.uk.
There are regular tours of the Ness Battery which can be booked by phoning 07759 857298 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.