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26 things to do... out & about.

Today

1. TREHAFOD RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at Barry Sidings Countryside Park, Trehafod, near Pontypridd.

Meet at the Countryside Park's visitor centre at 10am, where you can make a bird feeder for your feathered friends. The event is free. For more information, contact Stacey Humber, Rhondda Cynon Taf Countryside Project officer, on 01443 490250

2. CARDIFF Another RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, this time in Roath Park. Led by the Park Ranger Service, a bird feeding station is being set up next to the conservatory. Anyone interested should go along between 9am and noon. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

3. CARDIFF Try Chinese Ribbon Dance at St David's Hall, The Hayes, to mark the Chinese New Year celebrations. It starts at 11am with an introduction to the basic techniques and steps of the dance. You can also try Chinese brushwork and calligraphy. The cost is pounds 5.50 for adults and pounds 3.50 for children aged between seven and 14.

For more information, call 029 2087 8444.

4. PORTHCAWL Pavilion Dance Fest Ballroom Day at the Grand Pavilion. Intermediate Latin American Dance Workshop from noon to 2pm will feature Strictly Come Dancing 2005 stars Andrew Cuerden and Hanna Haaral, international Latin American dancers and teachers who will take you to the heart of Latin dancing where the beat is strong and the emotions even stronger! Tickets are pounds 6.50. For more information, call 01656 815995.

5. BLACKWOOD Little Red Riding Hood pantomime, written by Graham J Evans, is being performed at Blackwood Little Theatre, from 4pm.

Tickets pounds 7 and pounds 5 concession pounds 20 family ticket (two adults two children) For further details, call Jerry Grummit on 01495 223485.

6. CAERPHILLY Singalong with Aber Valley Male Voice Choir from 10.30am at Twyn Community Centre.

It is a promotional event to start the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of this well known local choir. For further details, call Bryn Hollywell on 029 2086 1912.

7. TREORCHY Players Anon are presenting the Winslow Boy at the Park and Dare Theatre at 7.30pm. This is the last night of the run.

Tickets are pounds 6. For more information, call 01443 773112.

8. TAFFS WELL A South Wales Rock 'n' Roll Club dance night will be held at Taffs Well Ex-servicemen's Club, Cardiff Road, Taffs Well, from 8pm until midnight.

The evening will feature Jive Street live from Portsmouth and Mike from the Golden Oldies Road Show. Admission is pounds 6. Over-18s only.

Call 029 2061 9271 for further details.

Tomorrow

9. CARDIFF Free Chinese workshops and activities from 11.30am to 4pm in the Wales Millennium Centre.

There will be Mongolian dance, workshops in calligraphy, wood engraving and Oriental animation plus chance to try authentic Chinese food.

10. CARDIFF The Park Ranger Service is holding another RSPB Garden Birdwatch, this time at Thompsons Park, Canton, between 9am and noon. There will be a bird feeding station set up and binoculars will be provided. Meet at the entrance to the park on Romilly Road.

11. CARDIFF Celebrate the Welsh St Valentine Day, Dydd Santes Dwynwen, at the National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park. You can create a love token for someone special during a drop-in session at the museum between 11am and 2pm.

Call 029 2039 7951 for details.

12. CARDIFF St Fagans: National History Museum is holding a lovespoon exhibition and demonstration between 10am and 5pm to mark Dydd Santes Dwynwen. For further information, call 029 2057 3500.

13. CARDIFF Lord Mayor's Concert at St David's Hall. Features Jean England School of Dancing, The Bill Thomas Cardiff YMCA Martynell Dancers, Mandy & Shirley and Morris School of Dance. Compered by Frank Hennessy. Tickets are priced at pounds 9.50 and it starts at 2pm. For more information, call 029 2087 8444.

14. PORTHCAWL Pavilion Dance Fest Hip Hop Breakdance Day: Breakdance Workshop from 9am to 10am, Hip Hop Workshop from 10.15am to 11.45am and Contemp'Breaking Workshop from noon to 1.30pm.

Workshops by Harnisch-Lacey Dance Theatre.

Admission to each workshop is pounds 2.50. For more information, call 01656 815995.

Monday

15. PENARTH Weekly tea dance with ballroom, sequence and line dancing at the Paget Rooms, between 2pm and 4.30pm. The cost is pounds 2, which includes tea and biscuits.

Tuesday

16. PONTYPRIDD Jack & The Beanstalk is being presented by Pontypridd Theatre Company from today until Saturday at the Muni Arts Centre, Gelliwastad Road. Tickets are priced at pounds 8 and pounds 6.50 for concessions.

The performances will be nightly at 7.30pm, but on Saturday will be at 1pm and 5pm.

For further information, call 01443 485934.

17. NANTYMOEL Berwyn Centre's Junior Youth Theatre, in conjunction with Bridgend Youth Theatre, present showcases Bear Hunt at 5pm and Guys & Dolls Junior Songs at 6.30pm and 7.30pm at the Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel.

For more information, call 01656 840439.

18. PORTHCAWL Tea Dance from 2pm to 4pm at the Grand Pavilion, accompanied by live musicians playing all your favourites.

Tickets are pounds 3.50 and for further information, call 01656 815995.

Wednesday

19.NEWPORT Evening talk on portable antiquities at the National Roman Legion Museum between 6pm and 8pm. The price is pounds 3 per adult and for further information, call 01633 423134.

20. CARDIFF Lunchtime talk on The Early Neanderthals of Pontnewydd Cave at the National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff. Starts at 1.05pm. For more information, call 029 2057 3321.

21. CAERPHILLY Farmers' Market at Caerphilly Garden Centre, from 10am.

For more information, call Stephanie Seward on 029 2086 1511.

Thursday

22. OAKDALE Robinson Crusoe pantomime is being performed at Harleys in Oakdale from 7.30pm.

For more information, call Glenn Dunn on 01495 228919.

Friday

23. CARDIFF Monthly Organ Recital by Christopher Barton from Newport Cathedral, at the National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, from 1pm. Entry is free. For further information, call 029 2057 3321.

24. CARDIFF National Storytelling Day events at the National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff, today and tomorrow.

Listen to stories, sing songs and make up your own silly story in sessions at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on each day. Call 029 2057 3321 for more information.

25. PORTHCAWL Lunchtime classics in the Cafe Bar at the Grand Pavilion with Sylvia Strand and Steven Burgess (soprano and piano). Takes place from 1pm to 2pm.

For more information, call 01656 815995.

26. BLACKWOOD Little Red Riding Hood pantomime, written by Graham J Evans, is being performed at Blackwood Little Theatre, from 7pm.

Tickets pounds 7 and pounds 5 concessions, pounds 20 family ticket (two adults two children) For further details, call Jerry Grummit on 01495 223485.

Before heading for any event, readers are advised to contact the venue to check it is still going ahead. Listings are subject to change

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