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Kirkcaldy, Dysart, Thornton, Kinghorn, Burntisland, Aberdour, Glenrothes & Surrounding Areas

DAILY DIARIES For Pre-School and Out-of-School Activities

NEWS Nourish Support Group Jack and Jill Market Playzone’s New Look

OUT & ABOUt Craigtoun Country Park Lochore Meadows

FOCUS ON World Book Day Mother’s Day What’s On for Spring Family Fun

sPRING Mother’s Day What’s On For Spring

PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE!

Spring 2014

Issue 2

For Local Parents, Carers & Kids

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SPRING IS COMING! Am I the only one fed up with this Winter? I’ve been getting all excited about the tiny flashes of colour from the Spring bulbs popping up, and the little birds starting to sing, could it almost be over? Well, to help get you in the mood, my Spring issue is here!! Firstly, I’d like to welcome Glenrothes to their first edition of The Scallywag, hopefully, you will find the contents of this magazine as useful as others have- and if you do, let me know! Now, to get you all back outdoors this Spring, I have included features on Craigtoun Park -a great day out with the kids, and Lochore Meadows-a local, but under-rated place to visit as it has something for everyone and for the most part its FREE! Life, however, isn’t all fun and games for everyone these days, so, I decided to introduce a couple of groups trying to make a difference in our community, such as, Nourish Support Group, The Jack and Jill Market and Abilities 4 All. Also, articles such as Mother’s day and World Book day to help keep you up to date with what’s on-so no excuses if you forget. I hope you enjoy this issue and as always this magazine is for all of you- to bring local people together with local businesses and activities, so, if you have any ideas on what you would like to read about, if you’d like to tell me what you think, or if you’d actually like to contribute to the next issue please get in touch. Have a wonderful Spring everyone!

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Diary Pages Library Pages Pre-School Diary Out of School Diary

Out And About

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Craigtoun Country Park Lochore Meadows

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Playzone’s New Look Nourish Support Group Jack and Jill Markets

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News

Features World Book Day Mother’s Day What’s On for Spring

Focus On Scottish Perfection Family Fun

Family Health Get Kids Eating Their Greens

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FRONT COVER I would like to thank

Rebecca Mcmorine, age 12 from kirkcaldy

for designing this wonderful Spring picture for my front cover.

If your child would like a chance for their picture to appear on the front cover of my next edition, they need to design a “Summer” picture and send it to the address below. A winner will be chosen and will feature on the front cover of the next issue. Just include your child’s name, address and a contact number or school.

Contact us To discuss and book advertising space, ideas for future articles or just to let us know what you think of the magazine, please get in touch by any of the following means:  127 Cumbrae Terrace, kirkcaldy, kY2 6SQ  gail@thescallywag.co.uk  07841 922823  www.thescallywag.co.uk The Scallymag (kirkcaldy) @Scallymagkirkc Whilst every care is taken to ensure the information contained in this magazine is true, accurate and fair, the publisher cannot take any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions, or for events arising from the use of this information. Any statements or opinions given in the magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher and no products and services mentioned in articles or adverts are officially endorsed by them. © 2013 All content of this magazine is copyright. No part of it may be reproduced by any means or in any form without written permission from the publisher.

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ust two miles from the centre of St Andrews lies Craigtoun Country Park; a beautiful place with mature trees, shrub and grass areas, as well as a modern children’s play area, gardens and picturesque ponds. In recent years this park has attracted some bad press, as some visitors felt it was becoming run down and under maintained, so, in 2012 a group called the ‘Friends of Craigtoun’ formed. They began working in partnership with Fife Council to run the amenities in the park, and have since returned some of the original rides to the park, including the ‘Puffing Billy’ tractor ride. In addition to the Craigtoun Miniature Railway and Puffin Billy Vintage tractor rides, park facilities also include; trampolines, boats, crazy golf and putting, a bouncy castle and some pedal cars for the under 8s. Plans for this year also brings a 30 metre zip line and a ‘trim trail’ which are to be installed by the council in time for this year’s busy summer season, as well as, a new railway station and some shelters in the park. A nature trail leaflet is available from the ticket office and for those of you who like Geocaching, there are four sites within the park to try out your skills. If you like to explore, there’s

Italian garden, greenhouses, formal gardens and assorted other Victorian ornamental features. The park has a good size café which is open to coincide with when the attractions are open. It is also hoped that there will be a kiosk open during busy times for drinks and snacks. The park has toilet facilities - with disabled and baby changing areas although these are based at one side of the park. With loads of open space for families to enjoy, you can bring all sorts of games, and toysor even a picnic to make a proper family adventure day, there’s so much to see and do inside this park, you will need a whole day to explore. Also, if you have a special occasion to celebrate you can now pre-book the large picnic barn. The only drawback being, there is no toilet facilities on this side of the park but that’ll give you lots of excuses to go for a walk back and forth. It is hoped that in the future this will be available for every day use (for wet weather etc but at present it remains a wonderful place for a party).

The park is open all year round and entry is FREE. The paid activites in the park available from March to October each year at various times:29 March-27 April- available eveyday 28 April -29 June- available weekends 30 June - 31 August - available everyday 1 Sept - 26 Oct -available at weekends. Although there is a small charge for the attractions -which you need to buy very reasonable tickets for- its a very nominal charge and compared with other parks is well worth the money, especially the day tickets. You can also take the dog along but just keep them on the lead in the children’s areas.

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n 2013 the BBC reported that there had been a fourfold increase in the number of children and teenagers admitted to hospital for obesity-related conditions in the last decade. In 2009, nearly 4,000 young people needed hospital treatment for problems complicated by being overweight compared with just 872 in 2000. Amy Thompson, Senior Cardiac Nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: “These are very worrying findings that shed more light on a growing threat to the heart health of this nation. Obesity has been linked with serious illnesses during childhood and an increased risk of developing conditions, such as type2 diabetes, asthma and breathing difficulties during sleep. We also know, obese children are more likely to become obese adults who are then at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke. We must encourage the next generation to make healthier lifestyle choices and help them eat a balanced diet and stay active.” A frightening thought for any parent. So, where does this leave us as parents how can we help our kids? If you are anything like me, you’ve probably found it a constant battle to get your kids to eat ANYTHING never mind a balanced healthy diet:But as daunting and frustrating as the battle is, I have found a few solutions I have tried that may help. Here are a few to try: Cook with your kids. Have younger children tear lettuce into bitesized pieces for a salad. Older kids can help chop some veggies for a soup or stir a pot of vegetable stew. When children feel like they have been a part of making the meal, they are more likely to be interested in tasting it.

Garden together. Growing vegetables together can be a great way to get your kids interested in eating them. You’ll be amazed at how much more interest a child will take in a vegetable if he has invested time and energy into growing it. Go shopping together. Something as simple as going to the supermarket together can be an excellent way to develop good eating habits in children. Get your child interested in meal planning and have them help you pick out fresh vegetables and fruits at the supermarket. When kids feel like they have a say in what to have for dinner, they are more likely to be interested in eating the meal. Lead with a plate of fruits and veggies. Consider the snacks you are offering your kids when they are hungry, whether it’s after school, between activities, or anytime they want something to munch on between meals or while dinner is cooking. If you give them healthy fare when they are the hungriest, they’re more likely to snack on it. Try fruit kebabs? Experiment with different vegetables and recipes. Just because your child doesn’t like steamed broccoli on its own, don’t assume that all greens are out. Try putting it into an omelette or covering it in garlic sauce or similar. My son hates peas unless they are raw-I’ve seen him eat tons from our allotment plants but will not touch one on his plate. He won’t have potatoes in ANY form except mashed (including chips!) and he will only have carrots if they’re in soup, so try all different forms.

Try and try again. I have a favourite recipe for a lentil bolognaise that’s basically vegetables and lentils with pasta. For years, my son ate a few bites of it here and there, and never really took to it. But it’s one of my favourites so I kept making it. And lo and behold, one day, he began to eat it -- by the bowlfuls. That taught me an important lesson: When your child is exposed to a certain food or dish, he can decide that he likes it one day, no matter how healthy it is! Make colourful soups and smoothies. When it comes to getting kids to eat vegetables, remember that fruit, vegetables and the blender can be your best friends. One of the best ways to minimize the taste of veggies and “hide” their flavour is by blending them with some yummy fruit. Mix some berries and a banana with some spinach or kale, add a protein such as yogurt and blend with orange or another type of juice and voila! The medley of sweet flavours will completely hide the vegetables in the drink. Also, making soup is great, as you can put any vegetables in it and blend to a smooth coloured soup. I serve mine with a few slices of cheesy toast and the kids don’t complain. I even make a light soup to feed the kids as a starter so I know they have had their 5 a day before they complain about their dinner having vegetables with it.

Go on give it a try and let me know how it goes!




NEWS whats on this spring World Book Day This will be the 17th year for World Book Day, and on 6th March 2014 children of all ages will come together to appreciate books and reading.

15th of March

Fife Science FestivaL Friday 14 March 2014 brings a variety of exciting and fun workshops to Fife, on a range of science themes including rocket making, recycling and robot programming!

Sports Relief, Beveridge Park-Kirkcaldy The event will set off from Beveridge Park on Sunday, March 23, with hundreds of locals expected to get on their marks for Sport Relief.

21st of April

The Happy Apples Show On 29th of March, The Happy Apples Show comes to Templehall Community Centre in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Fife Comedy Festival Tuesday 1 April 2014 A first class feast of comedy from new acts who push the boundaries of contemporary comedy through to hilarious household names that we all know and love!

March 30 2014

Pitter-Patterned Animals Tuesday 8 April 2014 in Kirkcaldy Galleries- Come along and create your very own patterned Easter animal using simple printing techniques.

Kirkcaldy Links Market Wednesday 16 April 2014 sees the return of one of the longest street fairgrounds in Europe.

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ast summer, we found ourselves with our own two young children and their two friends on a beautiful sunny day with nowhere to go, we didn’t want to spend hours in the car travelling, so we decided to pop along to Lochore Meadows. Packing the car with a picnic, lots of sun cream and drinks-off we went. unfortunately, most of Fife had the same idea that afternoon but although it was busy we didn’t feel crushed and we had plenty of space to play. As the kids were full of energy, we decided to walk around the loch first to cool off in the trees, it’s about 3 miles in length and all though wheelchair users can access it, and it’s quite hilly and steep in places.


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Lochore Meadows Country Park Lochore KY5 8BA 01592 583343 We didn’t go all the way as we had a wonderful time watching anglers catch and release lots of fish. The loch attracts a lot of anglers as it is stocked with Brown and Rainbow Trout. With a permit anglers can take  fish per ticket. After noticing that there were tadpoles in the water, the children had a wonderful hour paddling in the shallows catching and releasing them and feeding the ducks. Stopping for a picnic in the large grassy area, we could see the wonderful new massive park they have built with quirky cartoon style wooden structures and giant volcano slide, it was a struggle to get the kids to eat anything they were so excited. We then headed to the Fife council run café complex to use the toilets which are large (suitable for buggies) and very clean when we were there. The complex is right in the middle of the park, and if you’re hungry, you’ll find an excellent selection of Costa Coffee, soft drinks, ice creams, sandwiches, cakes, filled rolls and small meals that are all quite reasonable.

Its easily accessible, however, it does shut early so be sure to check the times before heading out. We then headed off to explore the many walks and woods around the area, These range from gradual woodland walks to very steep ‘cliffs’ - They are mostly well signposted and have wonderful views. We walked to visit the mine shafts and old train here as well as the outdoor gym. After an hour or so the little girls were waning, so, we found the lovely ice-cream van which has never been so popular by the look of the queues, and we took them down the fenced off beach area (dogs aren’t allowed here) that has soft sand, ducks and a cold spring right in the centre.

For those of you not looking for tuition or guidance equipment such as boats and kayaks are available for hire for 1 or 2 hour sessions. There is also a nature reserve with a bird watching hide to the west side of the park. On a nice summers day there are barbecues for hire at a reasonable cost, and there is plenty of grassy areas for playing games like football and rounders. In brief there is something for everyone here! So, whether its hail, rain or shine this park is great, we had a wonderful time. The park holds lots of events throughout the year so why not check out their website and pop along.

You won’t be disappointed!

We spent well over an hour here paddling in the calm water and playing on the beach, skipping stones and trying to soak each other. We didn’t venture over to the outdoor centre as ours are too young, but the centre offers canoeing, sailing, kayaking, raft building, and rock climbing to name but a few of the many outdoor activities on offer. These activities are prebookable, by contacting the centre.

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bility 4 All is a new charity operating in Glenrothes and boasts a timetable crammed full with a variety of different events.

The charity officially opened on Feb 28th 2014. With around 20 classes and lots of activities to offer, the centre also features two dance studios, a games hall, a canteen and three retail units as well as space to hold other indoor events and brand new changing room facilities. Glenrothes resident Ross Barrie, who runs his own accountancy firm, Barrie Bookkeeping and Payroll Solutions Ltd formed the new charity in Glenrothes, with the goal of putting some excitement back into the town saying, “I’ve been in this town all my

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life, and to be honest, there’s very little to do nowadays. I’ve got kids of my own and they’ve nowhere to go. There aren’t enough community events to make people want to come to this town. With this centre it’s hoped that things will change. Eventually, we’ll be looking to take on staff but in the meantime we’re asking for volunteers who’d like to give us a hand.” Ross who is eager to build on the initial response to the centre said: “We’re planning a car boot every two weeks and an event of some sort every other week, whether it be a wedding show or a craft fair, just something different to get people coming to Glenrothes. We’ve lots of ideas so we’ll be sitting down and planning how we’re going to take this forward.” So to find out more, to volunteer or to offer your ideas pop into the centre at :unit 3 in the Castleblair Business Centre, Glenrothes


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ever more than in these challenging financial times have savvy Mums and Dads sought out innovative The Jack & Jill Market Where Smart Mums Sell & Save ways to make and save money, while providing the DUNFERMLINE yrs very best for their little ones. 9 0Scotland’s Quality Nearly-New Baby & Kids Market

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The Jack & Jill Market, a not-for-profit community interest organisation, is Michael Woods Centre KY6 2RD l Scotland’s quality nearly-new baby & l a st Sun. 18th May k a W children’s (0-9yrs) market, dedicated to o helping families in their community make 10.30am - 1.00pm Bo NO and save money. Adult Entry £1.50 - Kids FREE

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Marketing & Events Manager for Fife Carolyn Nicholson says “I really can’t stress what a fabulous initiative our monthly markets are whether you want to make money by selling on your quality nearly-new items or whether you are looking to save a fortune buying, our markets are for you!” Monthly Markets Across Scotland + Online Market

There are two local markets here in Fife one in Dunfermline on a Saturday and one in Glenrothes on a Sunday with 40-55 stalls bursting with quality bargains you can’t afford to miss it. To find out more or to book a stall:-

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Aberdour Library 9 Shore Rd Aberdour KY3 0TR

Central Library Museum And Art Gallery , Abbotshall Road, Kirkcaldy

Templehall Library Beauly Place, Kirkcaldy KY2 6EX

Kinghorn Rossland Place Kinghorn Burntisland KY3 9SS

Sinclairtown Library , Loughborough Road Kirkcaldy KY1 3DB

Thornton Library 7-11 Strathore Road Thornton KY1 4DU

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Playgroup 9:00-11:30 Dunnikier Community Centre, Barry Road, Kirkcaldy 01592 640744

Playgroup 9:15-11:45 Linktown Church Nicol Street Kirkcaldy 01592 641080

Parent And Toddlers 10:00-12:00 0-3yrs Burntisland Parish Church Burntisland 01592874658

Parent And Toddlers 12:45-2:30 Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy Please Call In For Details

Dunnikier Toddlers 13:00-15:00 Capshard Primary School, Barry Road, Kirkcaldy 07745501561

Burntisland Playgroup 9:30-12:00, East Toll Park , Burntisland, 01592 872854

Swimming Lessons, 10:00-2:00 (Various) Beaon Leisure Centre Burntisland 01592 583383

1st Steps Am-pm 0-5yrs Playzone, Link Street Kirkcaldy Elizabeth Or Susan 07923949530

Sparkle Arts (Parent And Child Class) 10:00 1-2yrs St Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy 07717706778

Sparkle Arts (Parent And Child Class) 10:35 2-5yrs St Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy 07717706778

Jo Jingles 13:00 3m To Walking Mind & Body Studio, 1-3 Kinghorn Road, Kirkcaldy Call Julie 01383 734080

Jo Jingles 13:55 + 14:50 Mind & Body Studio, 1-3 Kinghorn Road, Kirkcaldy 3months To Walking Call Julie 01383 734080

Playgroup 9:15-11:45 Linktown Church Nicol Street Kirkcaldy 01592 641080

Playgroup 9:00-11:30 Dunnikier Community Centre, Barry Road, Kirkcaldy 01592 640744

Baby And Toddlers 9:15-11:30 0-5yrs Kinghorn Church Hall Kinghorn kinghorntoddlers@gmail. com

Langtoun Tots 10:00-12:00 St. Bryce Kirk Kirkcaldy. 01592 640016

Sticky Fingers Toddlers 9:30-11:30 Glebe Park Centre Kirkcaldy 01592 583363

Mini-movers Gymnastics 9:45-10:30 + 12:45-1:30pm Leisure Centre Esplanade Kirkcaldy 01592 583306

Rhythm And Rhyme 9:30-10:45 St. Fillians Church Hall. Aberdour, Carriesmatic@yahoo.co.uk

Buzykids Sign Class 1:00 £5 Per class Viewforth Parish Hurch Kirkcaldy Emma 07738078317

Thornton <5’s, 9:30-11:30 11/2-5yr Public Hall, Main Street Thornton. 01592 593995.

Dance & Movement 13:30-14:30 0-5yr The Space Upstairs Dance Studio Burntisland 07923949530

Swimming Lessons, 10:00-2:00 (Various) Beaon Leisure Centre Burntisland 01592 583383

Playgroup 9:15-11:45 Linktown Church Nicol Street Kirkcaldy 01592 641080

Gallatown Toddlers 9:30-11:30 (Term Time) Rosslyn St, Kirkcaldy 01592564846 0-4yrs,

Waterbabies 10:30 141 Station Road Bowhill Lochgelly Wendy 01786 430314

Waterbabies 11:00 141 Station Road Bowhill Lochgelly Wendy 01786 430314

Waterbabies 11:30 141 Station Road Bowhill Lochgelly Wendy 01786 430314

Waterbabies 12:00 141 Station Road Bowhill Lochgelly Wendy 01786 430314

Burntisland Playgroup 9:30-12:00 East Toll Park Burntisland 01592 872854

Shuffle Dance 1:30 - 2:15 (2 - 3.5 Yrs) The Space Upstairs, Burntisland 07800560290

Parent And Toddlers 10:00 -10:30 (4-15m) Burntisland Parish Church Burnttisland 01592874658

Parent & Toddlers 9:30-11:00 Young Community Hall Kirkcaldy Please Visit For Details

Playgroup 9:15-11:45 Linktown Church Nicol Street Kirkcaldy 01592 641080

Baby Loves Music 9:30-10:15 The Art Hub The Postings, Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 6-24 Months £4

Toddler And Preschool Music Making, 10.45-11.30 6-24m £4 The Art Hub The Postings, Kirkcaldy 01592 640604

Dramarama, Toddler +preschool 2:00-2:45. The Art Hub The Postings, Kirkcaldy 01592 640604

Shuffle Dance 2:15 - 3:00 Preschool The Space Upstairs, Burntisland. 078005602903

Musical Steps Toddler 1:05 4 Months-2yrs Free Church Hall Kirkcaldy 08456432467

Waterbabies 11:00-12:00 Beacon Centre Lammerlaws Road Burntisland 01786 430314

Langtoun Tots-Toddlers Burntisland Playgroup 10:00-12:00 9:30-12:00, St. Bryce Kirk East Toll Park , Burntisland, Kirkcaldy. 01592 872854 01592 640016

Young Parents Group 1:00-3:00 Under 25’s Overton Community Centre, Overton Mains, Kirkcaldy 07730218551

Baby And Toddlers 9:15-11:30 0-5yrs Kinghorn Church Hall Kinghorn kinghorntoddlers@gmail. com

Tots In Tune. Gail Neish Dance 1:001:45 3-5yrs Coal Wynd Kirkcaldy 01592 642200

Stories And Rhymes 1:00-2:00 The Art Hub The Postings, Kirkcaldy 01592 640604

Toy Library+Swap Shop 10:30-11:15. Preschool The Art Hub The Postings, Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 £2

Ballet Babes Junior Ballet Skills Class 2:15-3:00 The Art Hub The Postings, Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 2-4yrs

Little Tiger ClubTaekwondo 4:00-4:45 3-5yrs Overton Mains Community Centre, Kirkcaldy 01592 262180

Ballet 9:00-9:45 2.5-5yr Mind & Body Studio, 1-3 Kinghorn Road, Kirkcaldy 01592263700

Little Tiger ClubTaekwondo 11:00-11:45 Strathallan Primary School Kirkcaldy 01592 262180

Polish Schools 11:00-3:00 Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy Please Call In ForDetails

Toddler Disco Duck 10:1510:45 mini hip hop NRJ Dance Studios Mitchelston Ind Est, Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Toddler Disco Duck 104511:30 mini hip hop NRJ Dance Studios Mitchelston Ind Est, Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Ballet 9:45 4+ Mind & Body Studio, 1-3 Kinghorn Road, Kirkcaldy 01592263700

Mini Kickers-football 10:45-11:30 Leisure Centre Esplanade Kirkclady 01592 583306

Parent & Toddlers 1:00-3:00 Young Community Hall Kirkcaldy 01592 655373

Playgroup 9:00-11:30 Burntisland Playgroup Dunnikier Community 9:30-12:00, Centre, Barry Road, East Toll Park , Burntisland, Kirkcaldy 01592 872854 01592 640744

Buzykids Art Class 10:15 Viewforth Parish Church Kirkcaldy Emma 07738078317

Adult+child Swimming, 10:00 -10:30 Under 16m Beaon Leisure Centre Burntisland 01592 583383 Under 16 Months

Jo Jingles 9:45 Dunnikier Scout Hall Glenbervie Road Kirkcaldy 01383 734080 Adult And Child Swimming16m- 2.5yrs 10:30 - 11:00 Beaon Leisure Centre Burntisland 01592 583383 Linktown Young Parent Group, 10:00-12:00 Philip Hall Links Street Kirkcaldy 0773 021 8548 Musical Steps Toddler 2:30 18m-3yr Free Church Hall Kirkcaldy 08456432467

Playgroup 9:15-11:45 Linktown Church Nicol Street Kirkcaldy 01592 641080

Mini Kickers-Football 10:00-10:45 Leisure Centre Esplanade Kirkclady 01592 583306


Parent And Toddlers 1:00-2:45 0-4yr Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy Call In For Details

Parent And Toddlers 10:00-12:00 0-3yr Burntisland Parish Church, Burntisland 01592874658

Kirk Breast Feeding Cafe 10:00-11:30 Free Church St Clair Street Kirkcaldy Please Call In For Details

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All Activities Listed On These Pre-school Pages Will Require An Adult To Remain With The Child At All Times. Some Activities Have Limited Places, Some Only Run In Term Time And Some May Be Cancelled At Short Notice. We Always Advise Phoning Ahead Before Setting Out To Any Activity And, For Some Of The Courses, It Is Essential.

Doodle And Splat 9:30-10:15 1–2.5 Yrs Abbotshall Parish Church Hall Kirkcaldy 07942825114

Doodle And Splat 10:30-11:15 2-5yrs Abbotshall Parish Church Hall, Kirkcaldy 07942825114

Panda Club-gymnastics 10.:30- 11:15 1:30 - 2:15 Leisure Centre Esplanade Kirkcaldy 01592 583306

Burntisland Playgroup 9:30-12:00, East Toll Park , Burntisland, 01592 872854

Jo Jingles 2:00 3m To Walking Mind & Body Studio, 1-3 Kinghorn Road, Kirkcaldy Call Julie 01383 734080

Doodle And Splat 10:30-11:15 2-5yrs Abbotshall Parish Church Hall, Kirkcaldy 07942825114

Toddler Disco Duck 9:15-9:45 NRJ Dance Studios Mitchelston Ind Est, Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Buzykids Art Class 10:15 £5 Per Class Viewforth Parish Church Kirkcaldy Emma 07738078317

Jo Jingles 10:45 Dunnikier Scout Hall Glenbervie Road Kirkcaldy 01383 734080

Rhythm And Rhyme 9:30-10:45 St. Fillians Church Hall Aberdour Carriesmatic@yahoo.co.uk

Snowbabies. Skating Lessons Under 5’s 1:00-2:00 Fife Ice Arena Kirkcaldy, www.fifeicearena.co.uk

Mini Kickers-football 10:00-10:45 1:30-2:15 Leisure Centre Esplanade Kirkcaldy 01592 583306

Adult And Child Swimming 2.5 3.5yrs 11:00 - 11:30 Beaon Leisure Centre Burntisland 01592 583383

Swimming Lessons 1:00-2:00 Beaon Leisure Centre Burntisland 01592 583383

Geilda’s School Of Dance Aged 3+ 17:30-18:30 The Space Upstairs Studios, Burntisland 07850896311

St Clair Toddlers 9:30-11:00 0-5yr 19 St Clair St Kirkcaldy Please Visit For Details

Playgroup 9:00-11:30 Dunnikier Community Centre, Barry Road, Kirkcaldy 01592 640744

Parent And Toddlers 10:-12:00 0-3yrs Burntisland Parish Church Burnttisland 01592874658

Playgroup 9:00-11:30 Dunnikier Community Centre, Barry Road, Kirkcaldy 01592 640744

Doodle And Splat 10:30-11:15 2 – 5 Yrs Dunnikier Scout Hall, Kirkcaldy 07942825114

Toddlers Disco Duck 1:30-2:00 Nrj Dance Studios, Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Thornton Under 5’s, 9:30-11:30 1.5-5yr Public Hall, Main Street Thornton. 01592593995 11/2-5yr

Nourish Parent Group

Support group for families who Jo Jingles Various have children with additional 10:45+ 2yrs+ support needs 12:45-2:30 Bongos Soft Play

Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy, Please Call In For Details

Glenrothes 01383 734080

If you are involved in any activities classes or groups for preschool children, and would like to list the details on these pages, please get in touch using the contact details on page 3 All listings in this section are FREE.

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Doodle And Splat 9:30-10:15 1 – 2.5 Yrs Dunnikier Scout Hall, Kirkcaldy 07942825114

Little Tiger ClubTaekwondo 3:00-4:15 3-5yrs Columbus Church Hall Glenrothes 01592 262180

Swimming Lessons, 8:15-10:30 Various Beaon Leisure Centre Burntisland 01592 583383 Adult+Child Swimming, 09:15 - 09:45 Beaon Leisure Centre Burntisland 01592 583383

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Templehall Out of School Club 15:00 – 18:00 Templehall Community Centre, Kirkcaldy 01592 583363

Youth Club 6:00 - 9:00 (Term Time Only) Argos Youth Centre, Kirkcaldy Phone: 01592 583470

Burntisland Out of School club 3:00-6:15 Toll Centre, Burntisland 01592 872854

Toll Centre Childrens Club 6:15-7:45 Toll Centre, Burntisland 01592 872854

Taekwon-Do 18:00-20:00 Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy Please call in for details

Swimming Lessons 5:00-8:00 P1-P7 Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2 5LY Phone: 01592 583402

Stages Dance School 5:00-8:30 (Various) Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy call Please call in for details

Linktown Scottish Country Dancers. 19:30-21:30 Linktown Church ,Kirkcaldy Please call in for details

Mini hip hop 3:45-4:30 NRJ Dance Studios Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy,Studio 07794964865

Hip Hop Junior/Beginner 6:00-6:45 NRJ dance studios, Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy,Studio on 07794964865

Ballet Stages Dance School 16:15-17:00 The Space Upstairs, Burntisland, 01592 591244

Disco, Rock n Roll, Latin Dance 5:30-6:30 5+ The Space Upstairs, Burntisland 07850896311

Burntisland Out of School Cool Science Youth Group Club 6:30-8:00 10+ 3:00-6:15 Linton Lane Centre, Toll Centre, East Toll Kirkcaldy Park, Burntisland Please Call In For Details 01592 872854

Templehall Out of School Club 15:00 – 18:00 Templehall Community Centre, Kirkcaldy 01592 583363

Youth Club (P5-P7) 6:15-7:45 Viewforth Parish Church Hall Kirkcaldy Cost £1 Call in for info

Brownies 18:00-19:45 Dunnikier Community Centre, Barry Rd, Kirkcaldy 01592 640744

Intro To Sewing (P7-S3) 4:00-8:00 Arts Hub Wardrobe, The Postings Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 To Book

Bel Canto voices Adam Smith Function Suite, Choir Training and Coaching. Primary 1+ 01592 640604 to book

Electric School Of Dance 17:30 - 21:30 (Various Classes) Chapel Neighbourhood Centre, Kirkcaldy 01592 650862

Anne Birrell (Tap & Highland) 18:00 Raeburn Community Centre Kirkcaldy, 01592 266646

Stages Dance School 3:30-7:30 Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy Call Please Call In For Details

One To One Singing Lessons 6:00-9:00 Kirkcaldy 10 Years + 01592 640604 To Book

Junior Curling 4:00-5:00 Fife Ice Arena Kirkcaldy 07740 374458

Junior Curling 5:00 Fife Ice Arena, Kirkcaldy 07740 374458

Junior Jazz/Tap 5:15-6:00 Nrj Dance Studios Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Free Running 6:00-7:00 Beginner Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Street Dance 1 4:00-5:00 The Arts Hub The Postings, Kirkcaldy. 01592 640604 Primary 1+

Burntisland Out of School Youth Club (P1 – P3) Club 5:45–7:15 3:00-6:15 Kinghorn Community Toll Centre, East Toll Park, Centre, Burntisland Kinghorn, 01592 872854 01592 890149

Zumbatomic for kids 6:00-6:45 7-12yr The Space Upstairs, Burntisland, 01592 591244

Come and Play Hockey 5:00-6:00 Age 10+ Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Junior Football 5:45-6:30 5-8yrs Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy 01592 583402

Junior Football 6:30-7:15 9-12yrs Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy 01592 583402

Come and Play Netball 5:00-6:00 Age 10+ Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Girls Youth Club 6:30-8:00 Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy call Please call in for details

Taekwon-Do 6:00-7:00 Sinclairtown Primary School, Kirkcaldy Please call in for details

Stages Dance School 4:00-:730 Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy call Please call in for details

Junior Commercial Dance Shuffle Dance 4:00-4:45 3:30-4:15 P1-P3 Nrj Dance Studios The Space Upstairs, Kirkcaldy Burntisland. 07800560290 07794964865

Flumes and waves 6:00-8:00 Beacon Leisure Centre Burntisland Please call in for details

Beacon Dive Club 8:00-10:00 Beacon Leisure Centre Burntisland Please call in for details

Burntisland Out of School Fife Soccer Kids Club 5:00-5:45 (yrs) 3:00-6:15 Linton Lane Centre, Toll Centre, East Toll Park, Kirkcaldy Burntisland Please call in for details 01592 872854

Ballet 4:15-5:00 (preschool) Nrj Dance Studios Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Mini Jazz and Tap 3:45 4:15 Nrj Dance Studios Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Musical Theater Skills 4:00-5:30 Beginner Adam Smith Beveridge Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 to book

Musical theatre Skills 4:00-5:30 Adam Smith Function Suite. Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 to book

Taekwon-Do 11:00-12:00 Fair isle Primary School Kirkcaldy Please call in for details

Breakdance 9:30-10:15 Nrj Dance Studios Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Ballet 9:45 4yr + Mind and Body Studio. Kirkcaldy 01592 263700

Boys Choir DAFC Soccer School Taekwon-Do 12:30-1:30 10:00-11:00 P1-P3 12:30-1:30 5 yrs+ Arts Hub Toll Centre, East Toll Park, Toll Centre, East Toll Park, The Postings Burntisland Burntisland Kirkcaldy 01592 872854 01592 872854 01592 640604 to book

Karate (kids 4 - 12yrs) 10:00-1:00 Karate Chapel Neighbourhood Centre Kirkcaldy 07775 524 340

Beacon family fun 11:00-2:30 Beacon Leisure Centre Burntisland Please call in for details

Drama 1, DAFC soccer school 930-1030 5-7yrs, 9:00-10:00 P4-P7 Adam Smith Beveridge Toll Centre, East Toll Park, Kirkcaldy Burntisland 01592 640604 to Book 01592 872854

Saturday Fun Club 10:15-11:45 P1-P7 Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Bonjour La France French for children 10:10 Baby+Toddlers Playzone Link Street Kirkcaldy 07510596798

Junior Football 5:45-6:30 5 -8yrs Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy 01592 583402

Parent+Child Bokwa 11:15-12:00 7 yrs + Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Free Running 7:00-9:00 (Advanced) Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Burntisland Out of School Out of School Club Junior Football Club Club 3.00 – 6.00 6:15-7:45 P5-P7 3:00-6:15 Templehall Community Toll Centre, East Toll Park, Toll Centre, East Toll Park, Kirkcaldy Burntisland Burntisland Please come in for more 01592 872854 01592 872854 details Breakdance 6:15-7:00 Nrj Dance Studios Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Pee-Wee Karate 12:00-1:00 5-7yrs Chapel Neighbourhood Centre Kirkcaldy Call In For Information.

Cheerleading Squad 5:30-6:15 Nrj Dance Studios Kirkcaldy 07794964865

Anne Birrell Dance 18.00 (Tap, Ballet & Highland) Raeburn Community Centre Kirkcaldy 01592 266646

Fife Soccer Kids 6:00-6:45 P2-P4 Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy Please call in for details

Children’s Zumba 6:00 – 7:00 Templehall Community Centre Kirkcaldy 07900193846

Disco Dance 4:00-5:00 Highland Dancing 17:00Young Community Hall 18:00 Juniors Kirkcaldy The Space Upstairs, Please call in for info Burntisland. 07989737685

Drama 2 10:45-12:15 8-10yrs Adam Smith Function Suite Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 to Book

Musicianship 1 9:30-10:30 Adam Smith Function Suite Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 to Book


Badminton Club 6:30-8:30 6yrs+ Balwearie high School Kirkcaldy 01592 583402

Badminton. 7:10 – 7:50 (Seasonal) Kinghorn Community Centre, Rossland Pl, Kinghorn, 01592 890149

Badminton-Seasonal (Junior/intermediate) . 8:00 – 8:50 Kinghorn Community Centre, Kinghorn 01592 890149

Football 5:30 – 7:00 P2 + P3 Kinghorn Community Centre, Kinghorn 01592 890149

Football (Primary 1) 4:30 – 5:30 Kinghorn Community Centre, Kinghorn 01592 890149

Saut Burgh Highland Dancers 4:00-7:00 (various) Dysart Community Hall, Kirkcaldy 01592651370

Electric School Of Dance. 18:00-19:00 Ballet, Tap & Jazz Chapel Neighbourhood Centre,Kirkcaldy 01592 650862

Rainbows 16:30-17:45 Dunnikier Community Centre, Kirkcaldy 01592 640744

Brownies 18:00-19:15 Dunnikier Community Centre, Kirkcaldy, 01592 640744

Anne Birrell Ballet Class 18:15 Raeburn Community Centre,Kirkcaldy 01592 266646

Swimming Lessons 5:00-8:30 Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy 01592 583402 (Primary 1+)

Junior Football 5:45-6:30 Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy 01592 583402 (5yrs -8yrs)

Karate 7:30-9:00 Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy Please call in for details

One to One Guitar Lessons 6:00-9:00 8yrs and over Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 To Book

One to One Drum Lessons 6:00-9:00 8yrs and over Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 To Book

Hip Hop Dance class (Beginner/Intermediate) 6:45-7:30 Nrj Dance Studios 07794964865

Swimming Lessons 5:00-7:00 Primary 1+ Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy 01592 583402

Swimming Lessons 5:00-8:00 (Primary 1+) Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Stages Dance School 4:00-7:30 (Various) Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy call Please call in for details

Bonjour La France French for Children 4:00-5:55 P1-P2 CadhamNeighbourhood Centre, Glenrothes 07510596798

Youth Club 6:00 - 9:00 (Term Time) Argos Youth Centre Kirkcaldy 01592 583470

Hip Hop 7:15-8:15 10yrs+ Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Disco Dancing 3:15 – 4:15 Kinghorn Community Centre, Kinghorn, 01592 890149

Gymnastics Class 6:00-7:00 Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Gymnastics Class 7:00-8:00 Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Bonjour La France French for Children 3:30 Preschool Bennochy House Kirkcaldy 07510596798N

Bonjour La France French for Children 4:05 P1-P3 Bennochy House Kirkcaldy 07510596798

Bonjour La France French for Children 5:15 (P5-P7) Bennochy House Kirkcaldy 07510596798

Swimming Lessons 5:00-7:00 Primary 1+ Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Sparkies-Gymnastics 4:00 - 5:00 P1-P3 Leisure Centre Esplanade Kirkcaldy 01592 583306

Rebounders 5:00-6:00 P4-P7 Leisure Centre Esplanade Kirkclady 01592 583306

Gymnastics for children Toll centre 4:00-4:45 Nursery-P1 4:45-5:45 P2-P7 Toll Centre, , Burntisland 01592 872854

Karate 7:30-9:00 Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy call Please call in for details

Langtoun Twirlettes Baton Twirling Class 6:00 – 8:30 3-15yrs Templehall Community Centre Kirkcaldy 07900193846

Electric School of Dance. 6:00-7:00 various Chapel Neighbourhood Centre Kirkcaldy 07775 524 340

Electric School of Dance. 8:00-9:00 various Chapel Neighbourhood Centre Kirkcaldy 07775 524 340

Out of School Club 3:00 – 6:00 Templehall Community Centre Kirkcaldy 07900193846

Ju-Jitsu 6:30-9:30 Young Community Hall Kirkcaldy Please call in for info

Electric School of Dance 5.00 - 6.00 (6+) Chapel Neighbourhood Centre Kirkcaldy 07775 524 340

Electric School of Dance 7:00-8:00 Chapel neighbourhood Centre Kirkcaldy 07775 524 340

Speech and Drama 12:30-13:30 Adam Smith Function Suite Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 to book

Highland Dance 10:00-12:30 Young Community Hall Centre Kirkcaldy Please call in for details

Swimming Lessons 10:00-1:00 P1+ Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Pre school swim class 12:15-12:45 3-5yrs Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Highland Dancing 9:00 – 1:00 Kinghorn Comminuty Centre Kinghorn 01592890149

Art Class 11:00-12:30 5yrs Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583402

Drama 2 10:45-12:15 8-10yrs £4. Adam Smith Beveridge Suite, Kirkcaldy 01592 640604 Helen O’Grady Dance P1-p3 4:00 - 5:00 P4-p7 5:00 - 6:00 St Bryce Kirk Hall Kirkcaldy To Book 01382 330052

Anne Birrell (Line Dancing) 19:00-21:00 Raeburn Community Centre,Kirkcaldy 01592 266646

If you are involved in any activities classes or groups for children up to 11 years old, and would like to list the details on these pages, please get in touch using the contact details on page 3

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Karate 10:00-13:00 Chapel Neighbourhood Centre Kirkcaldy 07775 524 340

Karate (Advanced Class) 5:00 - 7:00 Chapel Neighbourhood Centre Kirkcaldy 07775 524 340

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o Jingles run fun, interactive, educational music and movement classes for babies and children from 3 months to age 5. Our classes include singing, percussion instruments, dancing, action songs, props like pom poms, parachute, streamers, bubbles and much much more. We currently run 5 classes per week in Kirkcaldy as well as classes in Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline and Glenrothes. Due to popular demand we are launching new classes in Mind and Body Studio in Kirkcaldy starting on Thursday 17th April. There will be a Family Time class (mixed ages from walking to age 4) at 2pm and a Jingle Baby class (3 months to walking) at 3pm. The first session will be FREE for everyone so if you’d like to book a place please e-mail jojinglesfife@hotmail.co.uk, call Julie on 01383 734080 or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/jojinglesfife We are also available to run sessions at nurseries, playgroups and toddler groups. Or if you’re looking for something different for your little one’s birthday get in touch to find out about our party packages. See www.jojingles.com/fife for more details.

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he Management team of Kirkcaldy’s Playzone Soft Play and Laser Centre have put a lot of time and effort into making Playzone the best family run soft Play and Laser centre in Fife. They have extensively refurbished parts of the play area, introducing new disney characters for the children and holding fantastic themed days. Such as Fancy dress, Toddler days, Mum’s Night Off, -where mums can have their nails done whilst their kid’s burn off some energy. until now there has been is a lack of this kind of activity in Fife, but not anymore. A brief guide for those of you that have never been, the soft play area is based over two levels. On the ground level there is a giant ball pool, that the kids love, there’s also a separate mini ball pool for under 3’s in the toddler area. This has also recently been

refurbished and is filled with lots of fun toys and plenty of space to run around for the wee ones! The ‘dark crawl’ tunnels are great fun for everyone, whilst others may prefer the two slides, or the helterskelter; how about for the older thrill seekers, our death slide chute! The soft brick padded area is great fun for building and getting kids to use their imagination. Walk up the ramp to the upper level and there are several mazes to play ‘chase’ or ‘hide and seek’. and you can try your hand at the tightrope, not forgetting to make sure you navigate through the punch bags on your way to the mini-castle with slide. Fantasic fun! The centre’s new disney characters are usually out to entertain the kids with fun and dancing at weekends, so make sure you bring your camera. At night, it’s all change as the Centre

switches to Laser Quest fun, which I recommend you book, as this gets busy. Playzone is a great place for all the family and guaranteed fun for all ages. The well-stocked cafe is also open all day and there is something for everyone’s taste buds. There is also a separate kids menu to choose from and with a wide selection of chilled drinks. If you enjoy a good cup of coffee, you will love the selection of Italian delights. The staff are well-trained and extremely friendly. Come along, see for yourself and let the kids have some great fun. Playzone also offers a wide variety of party packages and now you can even hire the disney characters. So whatever you need from peace and quiet, an energetic workout for the kids, a friendly face, or a good dose of disney fun, pop into the new look Playzone.

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The History of Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day. The first Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day celebrations can be traced back to the ancient Greek Festival dedicated to Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. In England, it was in the 1600s when the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mothering Sundayâ&#x20AC;? was first coined. A Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love is one of the most powerful forces in this world. Here are 10 ways to celebrate her love this Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day: 1. Create a Memory Jar. Fill a jar with slips of paper, each detailing a special memory you and your mother have shared.

The more specific the memories, the better. Present her with the jar, and sit beside her as she reads each memory. 2. Interview the children in your family (both young and old) on what special things they love most about their mother. Record the sentiments on video or transcribe the thoughts in a special album. You could also record special memories, favorite family recipes, her best maternal words of wisdom...anything you want to remember about your mother. 3. Make a Blessing Book. Cover a hardbound journal with patterned papers and include photos of each of your motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children, as well as a special pen for her to record what she is most grateful for in this world. Here are step-by-step instructions for creating such a book. 4. Help a mother in need by donating money, clothing, or other household items to organisations that help mothers and children. . Make a donation to your mumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite charity, in her name. 6. Get together with your family and friends and create handmade cards for your mum. Make sure to include a heartfelt, handwritten letter. 7. Send flowers to a new mum in

celebration of her first Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day. 8. Make a tablecloth memento. Start with an oversized tablecloth and some fabric pens. Ask each member of the family to sign the tablecloth with a special message to mum. kids can make their handprints, too. This is a keepsake that you can add to each Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day. 9. Write a letter to your children about how being their parent has enriched you. Save these letters in a special journal or album to give to your children when they become parents themselves. 10. Spend some time looking through your scrapbooks and reflecting on the bounty of love that comes to you via family and maternal love.

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NEWS

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COMING TOGETHER FOR FAMILIES WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS

NEW group aimed at helping families of children with additional support needs is now available at Linton Lane Centre. Nourish meets every Thursday afternoon (during school terms) at Linton Lane Centre, Kirkcaldy from 12.45-2.30pm and is open to the whole of Fife. They cater for families and carers of kids who have a range of conditions - from Autism and Down’s Syndrome to genetic disorders and developmental issues. The group is run by a wonderful lady called Lynn, who says “The aim of the group is to provide a mutual support network for everyone involved; so much so, its members are all parents, grandparents and carers of children and young adults. One of the most difficult times families face is when a child is first given a diagnosis. We have all experienced this and know how traumatic

it can be. That is why the group works well, as we’ve all been there. This is why Nourish is so important because it can give families going through this situation a place to go and talk about it. They may really benefit from coming to our group.”

is also a small sitting room if anyone wants some quiet time to themselves. So, for more information please contact Lynn on 01592 560744 or why not try Facebook

The group gives parents, families and children the chance to relax and have a chat and a cuppa about any issues affecting them, without any pressure. They are careful to involve the whole family as they know first-hand it can affect everyone when you have a child with additional support needs. Help and support also comes from the educational home visiting service, as well as, a wide range of links with other agencies to offer information and advice on benefits, respite, workshops and anything else anyone may be struggling with. Children who come along are provided with a safe play area with toys and a healthy snack for them to enjoy, and there

TUMMY LOVE... Actiderm is a wonderful treatment now available to help combat those extra wobbly bits; it’s even available in your own home. How does it work? Wraps are spread with lotion, and then applied to the skin, you are then wrapped in bandages with cling-film and you’re free to relax and let the magic happen for one hour. Thermo wrapping has a warm tingling sensation as it works and leaves your skin feeling warm, flushed and youthful. Almost any part of your body can be treated to this technique, so, whatever you size or shape, give this a try. Fife girl Lisa Proudfoot is a local business woman, talented Holistic Therapist and all round hard worker. Her Holistic Therapies business is in East Wemyss. Lisa has studied and has extensive experience working in the Social and Health Care setting for thirteen years. She has now established two businesses providing Holistic Therapies and a Counselling Service, as well as still being employed by NHS Fife as a Rehabilitation Assistant.

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Before launching last May, the Levenmouth Counselling Service and her Holistic Therapies practice, Lisa underwent intense training to qualify in various complimentary therapy techniques such as Reiki and Indian Head Massage. Lisa truly believes by being able to offer clients a wide range of therapies or counselling, she can help them with negative issues affecting them as well as help increase their self-awareness and selfesteem.


LITERACY

This will be the 17th year for World Book day, and on 6th March 2014 children of all ages will come together to appreciate books and reading. The main aim of World Book day in the uk and Ireland is to encourage children to enjoy reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. With this in mind, schools, book shops, libraries, and kids clubs, will be hosting a wide range of fun activities to show children how wonderful reading can be, Also, thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, World Book day, will be distributing more than 14 million £1 World Book day book tokens to children (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the uk and Ireland). Tokens can be taken to a local bookseller and can be used to pick one of TEN (exclusive, new and completely free) £1 books (see left) Or, if you’d rather, you can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club (terms and conditions apply).

Visit www.worldbookday.com for more information. 9 March 2014, 10am Jamboread Book Fair Crail Town Hall, Fife Come and exchange your World Book day tokens for the full range of WBd titles, or get £1 off any book at any stall. We specialise in classic childrens stories, with a good range of authors old and new and plenty of second hand and new titles at budget prices. There is also adult fiction being sold in aid of kidney Research uk and Guide dogs for the Blind.

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Focus on NEW TO KIRKCALDY HIGH STREET!

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isit Scottish Perfections & Expression Art Studios newly opened shop on Kirkcaldy High Street. Luxury & Bespoke cakes for all occasions and a beautiful Art Gallery supporting local artists. This exciting new shop opened by local couple James and Claire just last November, is the place to go for cakes and one-off pieces of artwork. The shop works really well having the cakes and art alongside each other, with both aspects being creative many people have commented on the relaxing atmosphere created by this dynamic combination.

Scottish Perfections provides you with bespoke cakes, tailored to your requirements for any occasion. If you’re looking for fun and crazy birthday cakes or an elegant and sophisticated wedding cake, you can be sure you’ll get what you want.

The business was also a nominated finalist in 2013 & 2014 for The Scottish Wedding Awards. Expression Art Studios has over 10 local artists all contributing towards a large varied range of work which is for sale in the Gallery. With figurative, landscape, meditative and abstract to name just a few, you’re guaranteed to find a style to suit you. One-off commissions are also available for order from selected artists. FIND US BOTH ON

TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR PAGES &LOOK OUT FOR KIDS ART AND CUPCAKE DESIGN CLASSES COMING SOON!

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FAMILY FUN Easter cupcake nests You need:

10g Self-Raising flour 20g Butter 10g Caster Sugar 3 Eggs Vanilla Essence 00g Icing Sugar 200g Milk Chocolate 2 Large Shredded Wheat Mini Eggs to decorate

Method:

1) Pre-heat oven to 180c. 2) In a mixer, cream 10g of butter with 10g of caster sugar. Recipe by Claire at Scottish Perfections. 3) Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. 4) Fold in the self-raising flour with a spoon. ) Line a 12 cup baking tray with cupcake cases. Spoon the mixture into the cases until two-thirds full. Place in the oven until golden and springy. (Approx. 1-20mins). 6) Once baked, set aside to cool. FOR THE BuTTERCREAM: Place the icing sugar, 100g of butter and a few drops if vanilla essence into the mixer, then add a small splash of milk or just enough to get a smooth creamy, thick texture. Find your favourite nozzle and place in piping bag with mixture. (You can spoon it on if you dont have a piping bag just miss this step). Leave aside. NESTS: In a microwave melt all your chocolate, then break up your Shredded Wheat add it to the melted chocolate, mix well so the wheat is fully covered. Place grease-proof paper onto a baking tray and spoon small amounts of mix into the paper, then using a teaspoon, carefully hollow out the middle and place a few Mini Eggs in the middle (I find one large Mini Egg works well or three mini eggs). Put these aside to set. ASSEMBLY: Take your cooled cupcakes out of the baking tray. On each cupcake, pipe or spoon on some buttercream, then once chocolate nests have set, place one on top of the butter cream on each cupcake.

Enjoy your Easter Nest Cupcakes!

EASTER MARSHMALLOW BARK You need:

20g bag of Rainbow Mini Marshmallows. 340g White Chocolate Easter Sprinkles

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Start by lining an 8x11cm sized baking tray with greaseproof paper, then measure out 3 cups of marshmallows into a large bowl. Put the white chocolate in a medium sized glass bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute. Give it a small stir and then return it to the microwave for 30 seconds, Stir several times after each 30-second burst in the microwave. keep going until it looks almost melted but lumpy, then keep stirring in the warm bowl to melt the rest. After the chocolate has melted, add the marshmallows and stir to coat. You’ll need to do this quickly, be sure the chocolate coats the marshmallows well. If you take too long, the marshmallows start to melt, which you don’t want. Transfer chocolate coated marshmallows to your prepared baking tray. using a tablespoon, spread out the mixture to the edge of the tray. Press down slightly to make it even. Shake on any sprinkles you’d like to decorate the bark with. Put the mixture in the freezer for about 20 minutes, until the chocolate is set. You need to use the freezer so the chocolate cools as quickly as possible, you don’t want those marshmallows to melt! Remove from the freezer and let it sit to return to room temperature. Then cut into shapes. If you’re using a cookie cutter, I suggest using a metal one and spraying the edges with cooking spray prior to cutting.

Enjoy!!

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PUPPET ANIMAT ION FEST IVAL Sat 29 March I 11am & 2pm I Age 0 – 5 I Adam Smith Studio Faux Theatre Celeste’s Circus Tue 1 April I 11am & 2pm I Age 3+ I Carnegie Hall The Folding Theatre Puppet Company Two Can Toucan Wed 2 April I 11am I Age 3+ I Adam Smith Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre Gingerbread Man Thur 3 April I 11am & 2pm I Age 4+ I Carnegie Hall

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