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The Glasgow River Festival is on this weekend, from 11am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday. It’s taking place around the SECC, the Tall Ship, and the Glasgow Science Centre, and there will be lots to do and see both on land and water: pirate ships in battle mode, jet ski racing, the chance to climb aboard HMS Blyth, duck racing, and vintage fire engines. Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) will be providing free shuttle bus services from Glasgow city centre and beyond to the festival site. Check out the River Festival website for further information.

The monthly Glasgow Slingmeet is taking place tomorrow, Friday 24th July 2009, from 11am-1pm at The Lane café/bar, Ashton Lane, Glasgow. Go along to try a variety of slings, or simply meet with other baby carriers. Visit the Glasgow Slingmeet Forum for further information.

The playgroup grapevine is abuzz this week with news of a new toddler group starting on Observatory Rd in Glasgow’s west end. Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm at the church on Observatory Rd.

Mini Music Makers is an outreach programme run by the National Youth Choir of Scotland. You and your musical tot can give their sessions a try this week by heading to the City Halls on Tuesday to attend one of the Mini Music Maker workshops for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, and their parents/carers. Tickets cost £3.

Tue 14th July, Glasgow City Halls
10.00am – children aged 12-24 months
11.00am – children aged 2-3 years
12.00pm – children aged 3-4 years

To find out more about other music classes for babies and toddlers in Glasgow, visit the glasgowbaby.com Music Classes page.