WHETHER it's a traditional music concert, messy Easter session or a jumble sale, there's plenty of activities and events for families in Helensburgh and Lomond this weekend.

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Friday, April 12

  • QUIZ NIGHT: The Gibson Hall in Garelochhead will hold a quiz night tomorrow, Friday, April 12. Doors open at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. Entry is £2 per person, maximum of six to a table. Bring your own bottle. There will be prizes and a raffle. Call 07710278416 for more info. All welcome.

Saturday, April 13

  • FAMILY FUN WEEKEND: Ardardan Estate in Cardross is hosting a family fun weekend on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 for eager young ones to get out and about and hopefully enjoy the last couple of days of good weather and freedom before the dreaded return to school. The weekend of fun is set to be the perfect round-off to the Easter school holidays and will be full of inflatables, crafts in the marquee, gardening activities and an Easter egg hunt. There is no need to book, just head along anytime between 10am and 4pm each day. Entry costs £7 per child, with no charge for adults.

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  • JUMBLE SALE: Helensburgh United Reformed Church is holding a nearly new jumble and bric-a-brac Sale on Saturday, April 13 from 10am-2pm, with men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and a range of other items to buy. Hot rolls, teas and coffees will also be on sale. Entry is 50p.
  • MESSY EASTER: Craigrownie Parish Church in Cove is holding a ‘Messy Easter’ session on Saturday, April 13 from 3-5pm. The event will feature lots of fun for all the family, with crafts, stories, games – including a big Easter egg hunt – and food. The event is free and is funded by the Lochside Churches. All welcome; for more information contact Rhona on 01436 810589.
  • TOWER CONCERT: Traditional musicians Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are playing Helensburgh’s Tower Digital Arts Centre this weekend. The pair will take to the stage on Saturday for the latest leg of their spring tour. Doors open at 7pm. Visit eilidhandmark.com for ticket details.

Sunday, April 14

  • GARDEN OPENING: Kilarden in Rosneath is holding an open day on Sunday, April 14. It is a sheltered hilly 10 acre woodland with a notable collection of species and hybrid rhododendrons gathered over a period of 50 years by the late Neil and Joyce Rutherford as seen on the Beechgrove Garden. There will be a plant stall, and homemade teas will be served in the church hall. Shandon Ukulele Group will be playing in the garden or car port if wet weather. There will be organ music in the church hall. Admission £3, children free.
  • SPRING SERENADE: Craigrownie Parish Church is hosting a Spring Serenade concert on Sunday, April 14 at 2.30pm, featuring an afternoon of music with the Buchanan Ensemble, Stephen Adam and friends. Tickets (£6, including tea/coffee and home baking) are available from the church’s events committee (call 01436 842198) and Kilcreggan Post Office. All proceeds will go to church funds.
  • TRADITIONAL MUSIC: The final Balloch Accordion and Fiddle Club session of this season will be held on Sunday, April 14 in St Kessog’s Hall, Balloch, starting at 7.30pm. The guest artists will be The Adin Graham Scottish Dance Band. As usual tea, coffee and biscuits will be available at the interval. There will also be a bar and raffle. Please note the session is a week earlier than stated in the club syllabus cards due to the hall not being available the following week. Everyone is welcome, players and non players alike.