GREAT THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
Help create a unique day in the life of the North-east. This Saturday, take a picture on the hour every hour from 8am to 8pm and post it online. The results will be shown on screens at Union Square and online. The event is to promote Clockwork, a co-production of Visible Fictions and Scottish Opera. For details visit www.12photo.co.uk
Direct from London’s West End and celebrating the King of Pop. His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, until Saturday. Celebrating its 25th year, the largest 10K road race in the North-east. Also 10km Wheelchair Race and
Family Fun Run. Around Beach
and Harbour area, wheelchair athletes from 9.25am,
followed by 10km at 9.30am Sunday.
THE ROYAL DEESIDE RAILWAY
Milton of Crathes, near Banchory. Train rides, buffet car and shop. First train at 11.30am and halfhourly until 4.30pm. Open 11am to 4.30pm Sundays throughout May. Ichmarlo House, by Banchory, garden and grounds open to visitors in aid of charity, an ever-changing five acre woodland garden originally planted in the early Victorian era, 1.30pm to 4.30pm Sunday.
Featuring special guests Scottish stunt team The Clan, veteran cycles, cyclejumble, auction and road racing. Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, starting and finishing on Grampian Transport Museum's circuit, three competitive routes, 25 miles, 100km and 100 miles, 11am to 5pm Sunday Methlick Church to Haddo House and back followed by picnic, from 10am Saturday. Easy rides led by members of Grampian Cyclists’ Touring Club,
Park, meeting at Hazlehead
Sunday. Groats Road, 10am, An easy nature walk for all the family on paths tracks with the Buchan rangers around Aden Country Park. Meeting at the Natural History Cabin in the overflow car park, 2pm to 3.30pm Sunday.
FLOWERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Horticultural show, plant sales and teas, organised by members of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, also rare and unusual flowers on display and for sale. Ruthrieston West Church Halls, Broomhill Road, Aberdeen, 11.30am to 3.30pm Saturday.
THEY’RE OFF! The Baker Hughes 10K takes to the streets this Sunday.