What’s On (Oct 23-30)

The Pagan festival of Halloween has a long history in Scotland
The Pagan festival of Halloween has a long history in Scotland

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 23

WALLED Garden tour at Rouken Glen Park. Find out how the re-development is going 1-2pm with a free guided tour. Booking essential - 638 4121 or roukenglenpark@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 24

GRITTY musical comedy at the Citz for The Choir, by Paul Higgins and Ricky Ross. A group of strangers come together - not always willingly - to sing in a community choir. Runs until November 14 and times and ticket prices vary - see www.citz.co.uk.

CATHCART Model Railway Exhibition returns to Pollokshaws Burgh Hall today and tomorrow. 10am until 5pm for working model railway layouts, society stands, traders and a buffet. Entry is £4.50 standard, £4 conc, £2 children and £11 family.

GHOST and ghouls roam the halls and the gardens have graves at Holmwood House, the Holm of Halloween. 11am-4pm today and tomorrow - £4 standard entry, £14 family ticket.

MAGIC Show at Eastwood Park Theatre, for ages 5-8 and featuring a rabbit who never misses a trick. 11am start and tickets are £7, available from 577 4956.

ROD Stewart tribute night at The Redhurst Hotel. 7.30am until 12.45am for Rod’s best tunes, a three course meal and bubbly on arrival. Tickets £23.50 - call 638 6465.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 25

FULL day of guided tours around the residences of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, including House for an Art Lover. 9.45am-4.30pm, and costs £30. Price includes talks, tour, tea/coffee on arrive, packed lunch and a bus to Helensburgh.

MONDAY OCTOBER 26

THORNLIEBANK community engagement event, asking residents how they would make the area a better place to live, work and visit. Open 10am-8pm at Thorntree Hall until October 28.

ALL welcome to the Renfrewshire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild at Fairweather Hall, Newton Mearns. 7.30pm start and tonight’s guest speaker is Brian Hill, on Scottish lace making. Free first meeting, membership available.

MOVIETASTIC Monday at Jayz Bar. Cult classics showing every Monday for free, from 8.30pm. Sharing platters with hot dogs, nachos and popcorn on offer, as well as table service for drinks.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 27

EAST Renfrewshire Carers Centre runs an eight week Action on Dementia Course starting tonight, 6.45-9pm. Free event at Sandlers Cottage, Eastwood Park. Call 638 4888 or christine@eastrenfrewshirecarers.co.uk for more info.

PAMPER and shopping night held by Mearnskirk Playgroup. 7-10pm in Mearnskirk Church Hall, with beauty treatments, gifts, homeware, baking, drinks, nibbles and raffle. Tickets £4, available on the door.

GIFFNOCK Theatre Players present Rona Munro’s Bold Girls at Eastwood Park. 7.30pm each night until Saturday, plus 2.30pm Sat mat. Tickets £13-£15 from 577 4956.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28

NOT content with one show on the go, Giffnock Theatre Players present Sailmaker, Alan Spence’s Govan-set tale of an academically gifted boy and his struggling father, at Eastwood Park today until Friday at 2.30pm. Tickets £6 from the number above.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30

CREEPY Crafts at Rouken Glen Park. Get in the Halloween spirit 6-8pm with free activities. Booking essential on 638 4121 or roukenglenpark@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk. Children must be accompanied by an adult and wear suitable clothing.

FRIGHT Night at Whitelee Windfarm. Prepare to be scared by a ghoulish gang of misfits on a spooky mystery tour led by Whitelee rangers. 6.30-8.30pm - please wear warm clothes. Drop in event.

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