SWRI annual competition

ANGUS Federation SWRI will stage its annual Competitive Exhibition of Work and Flowering Bulbs in the Reid Hall, Forfar, on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23.

On show will be over 1,000 items created by members throughout Angus which will include such delicacies as orange chutney and date scones. There will also be a floral art competition and entrants will be able to let their imaginations run riot for a child’s novelty birthday cake. Crafts will include articles of patchwork, appliqué, silk painting and photography.

The art section will have the Theme ‘At Play’ and the Co-operative theme is ‘Autumn’.

As always, there will be refreshments served with fresh home-baking and also items of home -baking on sale.

The show will open to the public on the Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and on the Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Trophies and prizes will be presented between 4 and 4.30 p.m. on the Saturday.

Carnoustie Library Corner

SPRINGTIME is a busy period for libraries everywhere and Carnoustie Library was no different as they celebrated World Book Day - a celebration of books and reading for children.

To mark the day, staff helped Scallywags nursery celebrate World Book Day by holding story times as part of the nursery’s sponsored listen event.

The children all seemed to enjoy the stories, especially the rendition of The Gruffalo complete with puppets.

The next set of events at Carnoustie Library will take place in early April as part of the week-long celebrations which run from March 29 until April 7 for Tartan Day Scotland.

In the library, there will be special Tartan Bookbug sessions on April 3 at 10.15 until 10.45 a.m. for toddlers and 2 until 2.30 p.m. for babies.

And both toddlers and babies will be encourage to wear something tartan to celebrate the week!

A separate Scottish story time for primary school aged children will also be held on April 5 from 11 until 11.40 a.m.

As always, further details can be found at your local library where there’s always

something going on.