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October 2015

Free

Funky Food Fun ‘n’ Facts

Fri October 9, 2015 @ 14:0015:30
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom

Incredible experiments for inquisitive little brains. Have fun learning and discovering about food science for kids with our range of free fun packed experiments, cool and easy to do. With games, quizzes and amazing facts and all to do with food – glorious food -but watch out some experiments are a bit explosive! This event is free and you can drop in any time from 2pm - 3.30pm. For age 8+/Families

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£14

Advanced Minecraft – Mayfield Library

Sat October 10, 2015 @ 10:0012:30
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom

Are you tired of having to mine the “boring” stuff? Did you know you can create and program Minecraft ROBOTS to do mining for you? Learn how to code using the Minecraft ComputerCraft Mod and put those robots to work. Soon you will be able to have the robots building the world YOU want! This event is for 9 - 13 years. Please buy your ticket on the link below or at the venue. The venue has wheelchair access.  

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Free

Science Gala Day

Sat October 17, 2015 @ 10:0015:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom

The spectacular finale Mayfield Science Gala Day All day in Mayfield library (10am - 3pm). This busy day will get you hands on with brains, building rockets and launching them, every sort of microscopy and having fun with particles. Meet the world's friendliest librarian and the staff of our festival. See you there!      

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Free

Rocket Launches – Mayfield Library

Sat October 17, 2015 @ 13:3015:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
Library Rocket Launches

Build a crazy rocket, at home, or with us, then 5..4..3..2..1..  Blast off!   Prizes! Visit out Rocket competition page for instructions.

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October 2016

£7.50

Lego Robotics (6-9 years) – CANCELLED

Fri October 14, 2016 @ 14:0015:15
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
Two toy colourful dancing model robots.

We are sorry to cancel this session. (12/10/16) Using the latest Lego robotics technology to build and program amazing creatures which can move using motors, gears and wheels.  Our young roboteers will learn how to program sensors to make the robot react to its surroundings.  Program robot birds to chirp, crocodiles to snap and plane engines to rev!  

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£7.50

Lego Robotics (9-13 years)

Fri October 14, 2016 @ 15:3016:45
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
Two toy colourful dancing model robots.

Using the latest Lego robotics technology to build and program amazing creatures which can move using motors, gears and wheels.  Our young roboteers will learn how to program sensors to make the robot react to its surroundings.  Program robot birds to chirp, crocodiles to snap and plane engines to rev!  

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Free

Sensational Sounds Workshop

Mon October 17, 2016 @ 14:3016:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
Drawing of maracas

We all know what fun can be had at Mayfield library!  Love making music, science and samba? Book yourself into this music instrument making workshop.  We will make castanets, shakers and drums and find out about the science of sound!  

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Free

Science Gala Day

Sat October 22, 2016 @ 10:0015:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
People in library looking through a microscope

The ever popular science gala day returns, inviting you to engage with the world of science through fun activities all day.  Meet the scientists!  Come and see the 3D Printer!   Play with molecules in our virtual reality room.    Is our brain like Facebook? The social life of the electric signals in your brain: Learn about how different parts of the brain use electricity to communicate and relate to each other in a network. (age: 8+) And of course…

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Free

Midlothian Rocket Blast Competition Mayfield

Sat October 22, 2016 @ 10:3015:30
picture of a bottle rocket in mid air, with a trail of water as it blasts off.

Come to Mayfield library from 10am - 2pm and build a bottle rocket.  It's easy! Then get ready for competition time in our last launch of this years festival from 2pm to 3.30pm! You can build a rocket at a number of build events over Midlothian and bring along to the launch, or make one at home using these instructions. Other build sites: Dalkeith Library 3rd Oct 3.30pm - 5pm Lasswade Library 13th Oct 4pm - 5pm Danderhall Library 14th…

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October 2017

Free

Knitted Midlothian

Tue October 10, 2017 @ 18:3020:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom

Come along and join Mayfield Library's “In Stitches” knitting group as they showcase their Midlothian landmark designs as you've never seen them before knitted, purled and crocheted. also a chance to come and have a try too.

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Sport and Exercise Gala Day

Sun October 15, 2017 @ 11:0015:00
Newbattle High School, 64 Easthouses Road, Easthouses
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4EW United Kingdom
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Limber up for an action packed day! Measure how far you can jump, and test your strength with researchers from the University of Edinburgh's Physical Activity and Health Research Centre and the Human Performance Science teams. Speak with student physiotherapists, enjoy a mini sports massage and learn more about your diet and food groups too. Get involved in some football, athletics and yoga workshops. find out more about nutrition and how we fuel our body and use our energy. And..…

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£3 – £10

Colour Run (2K) – Wave 1 (now SOLD OUT)

Sun October 15, 2017 @ 11:00
Newbattle High School, 64 Easthouses Road, Easthouses
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4EW United Kingdom

Walk, jog, skip or run through various colour blast stations whilst getting your heart pumping!

With help from Vogrie Parkrun and Lasswade Athletics Club.

What better way to start your Sunday!

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£3 – £10

Colour Run (2K) – Wave 2 – pay on the day

Sun October 15, 2017 @ 12:3014:00
Newbattle High School, 64 Easthouses Road, Easthouses
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4EW United Kingdom

Due to popular demand and a sell out Wave 1 - we are holding a second wave... Walk, jog, skip or run through various colour blast stations whilst getting your heart pumping! With help from Vogrie Parkrun and Lasswade Athletics Club. What better way to start your Sunday! PLEASE NOTE: book online to guarantee your place and then pay in the day at registration. £4 (£3) / £10 per family further information will be provided nearer ‘run day’ on out…

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Free

Neuro Yoga

Sun October 15, 2017 @ 13:0015:00
Newbattle High School, 64 Easthouses Road, Easthouses
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4EW United Kingdom

This neuro-yoga event will review and discuss the science regarding the effects of yoga and meditation , and ask whether the effects have a physical basis. The interactive event will combine a yoga session with a panel discussion between leading neuroscientists. The event will aim to demonstrate that it is possible to rigorously study yoga and meditation using scientific methods.  

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Free

A History of Coal Mining

Thu October 19, 2017 @ 19:0021:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom

Join us for a presentation by local historian James Hogg, who will give an illustrated talk on the history of Midlothian Coal Mining.  

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Mayfield Science Gala Day

Fri October 20, 2017 @ 13:0016:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
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You’re invited to a world of science fun and wonder. How does your brain work? How do light and sound waves travel? What is a super computer? How does 3D printing work?  How do we fight disease? All this and more will be explored and answered throughout the day. And sssshhhh... don't tell anyone, but we will also show you how to write secret messages using science!

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Free

Rocket Blast Competition Build – Launch Mayfield Library

Fri October 20, 2017 @ 13:3016:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom

Come along to Mayfield library and build a bottle Rocket with us today from 1:30pm - 2:30pm on Friday the 20th. Launch it the same day at the launch event at 3pm - 4pm. You can build a rocket at home using a fizzy drink bottle.  Instructions .

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October 2018

Free

Silent Disco

Fri October 19, 2018 @ 18:0021:00
Mayfield Community Club, 1 Stone Pl, Mayfield
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PG United Kingdom

Turn it up to 11 at our first ever silent disco,  hosted in partnership with Y2K. Find out more about music technology, music production and the science behind music! Turn up on Friday 19th from 6pm-9pm.   This event is sponsored and supported by

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October 2019

Free

Star Scouts

Mon October 7, 2019 @ 19:0021:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

UPDATE: (Mon 23 Sept) this event is now SOLD OUT. Join us for tour of the night sky and some space themed fun! With activities from youngsters from Midlothian Scouts and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. PLEASE NOTE: Outdoor activities will take place weather permitting. If there is bad weather then alternative indoor activities will take place in the Gatehouse classroom. In the case of prolonged/severe bad weather, the event may end early or need to be cancelled. In the unlikely…

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Free

Punching Anatomy

Tue October 8, 2019 @ 18:0021:00
Easthouses Miners Club, Easthouses Road
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4ED United Kingdom

Join Easthouses Boxing Club and Edinburgh University for a knockout night of body painting to investigate how our muscles work, grow and repair. In this hands-on workshop, you will be taught the basics of surface anatomy and your musculoskeletal system involved in boxing. You will get the opportunity to paint these structures onto yourselves or each other, learn what the most common boxing moves and injuries are, and the best ways of rehabilitating those. Don’t worry, techniques will be demonstrated…

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