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Dalry Windfarm Family Open Day

Family Open Day at Dalry Community Windfarm on Sunday 15th June 2008, 10am - 3pm.

Sponsored bike ride/walk from Dalry Primary School, departing at 9.30am.

Opportunity to explore the windfarm at leisure, free children's entertainment, display marquee, hog roast/BBQ, ice cream and doughnut stands, stalls.

Free admission & car parking.

The Anthony Nolan Trust Millport Challenge

Sunday 6 August. The Anthony Nolan Trust Challenge you to walk, run or cycle around The Isle of Cumbrae to help take lives back from leukaemia. The Challenge is on Sunday 6 August and entry is only £10 adults, £5 for children or £30 for a team of four. The entry fee covers the staging of the event and is non refundable. The Anthony Nolan Trust provides lifesaving donors for patients in need of bone marrow transplant. Currently there are over 7,000 children and adults awaiting a bone marrow transplant. We ask each of our participants to raise as much as possible but pledge to raise at least £50 for adults, £25 for children or £150 for a team of four. We are an independent charity and continually rely on financial support from individuals and companies. Your support can help the Anthony Nolan recruit more donors to its bone marrow register. So go on call Leigh on 07909907223 to take up this challenge and help save a life.

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Bonfire and Fireworks display

The first Saturday in November sees the Bonfire and Fireworks display at the Pencil in Largs, in memory of Guy Fawkes who tried to see off King and Parliament with a ton of gunpowder. The massive bonfire is lit at 7.30 p.m., and fireworks rocket off at 8, to the sound of appropriate music. The Round Table tent by the display serves hot dogs (£1), soup, drinks and crisps, and there is also a chip van on the path out towards the marina. The Fireworks are organised and paid for by Largs Round Table, admission is £1 per head, and all proceeds go to the cost of the fireworks (prices correct 2005). In case of gales or really bad weather, posters go up around the town to notify of postponement, but the display usually goes ahead OK, and is very popular with the town. Bring a torch for the promenade as it's unlit.

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Yuletide night

The Yuletide Night takes place every year on the second Thursday in December. This is the night that Largs Illuminations are switched on, with the Christmas tree in Gallowgate Square. Shops stay open late until 9 p.m., and many give free festive fare and drinks for their customers. Even the banks stay open late and give their customers a Christmas bonus on account. Some shops give discounts on the night which are well appreciated by customers. Santa Claus arrives from the pier area and carries on at 6.30 p.m. up the Main Street, to his Grotto which used to be outside or inside Woolworths, but is now in Lounge, where he can be visited by the kids. The Grotto is organised by the Round Table and Stephen McDonald. The Salvation Army play carols, there is a funfair usually in the car park between the rail station and the Jacobite Tearoom, and also outside the George Hotel. Food stalls serve hot dogs, burgers, hot chestnuts, coffee and candy floss by the funfair, up and down the Main Street and Pierhead area, with the SNP soup van dispensing free soup in the true spirit of Independence. The Yuletide Night is organised by the Yuletide group with the support of local businesses. North Ayrshire Council put up and maintain the illuminations. It's always very busy and well supported by the town and around, and gets you in the Xmas mood. Merry Christmas!

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