Our guide to what’s on in Norfolk at the weekend
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If you are looking for something to do with the children, or to just pass the time this weekend then have a look at some of the great events taking place.
The fourth annual Fairhaven Dog Day takes place at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham on Saturday from 10am till 4pm. The event is a fun day for dog lovers and local residents to demonstrate pride in their dogs. The dog show consists of 11 categories, starting from 11am, including best puppy, best rescue, best trick, handsomest male and waggiest tail, with it culminating in the coveted Best in Show around 3pm. It costs £1 to enter each category with proceeds going to Canine Partners charity. Other activities are the K9 capers display team, 'have a go' dog agility, dog races and games, and many doggy stalls. Admission to the Dog Day is £2, and £1 for children with dogs free. Garden entry is £6 (£5.50 cons), £3.50 children, under-5s free. Visit: www.fairhavengarden.co.uk
Norwich-based Baroque Theatre will be performing the children's classic The 101 Dalmatians at the Fisher Theatre, Bungay, on Saturday at 2pm.
Pongo the Dalmatian dog and Missis are expecting their first litter of 15 puppies. But when Cruella kidnaps the litter, the dalmatians enlist the help of the Twilight Barking who help them rescue their own pups and many more! The cast includes Simon Michael Morgan as Pongo and Claire Bibby as Cruella de Vil. Take your own rugs or low-backed seating and to come prepared for all weathers. Tickets cost £10, £7.50 children, under-2s free, and £38 for a family. For more information visit: www.fishertheatre.org
Havergate Island is famous for being the place where avocets returned to breed in the UK in 1947, after an absence of 100 years. Now is the time to see avocets on Havergate as up to 1,000 of these elegant black-and-white wading birds may be present. Boats leave from Orford Quay on Saturday and Sunday at 9am, 10am, 12 noon and 1pm for the three hour trips. Look out for many other wading birds, ducks and smaller birds which use Havergate as a refuelling station on route from the Arctic to Africa. Tickets cost £19, wish more information available at: www.rspb.org.uk
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Norwich Theatre Royal is showing dreamboats and Petticoats until Saturday, with shows at 7.30pm and 2.30pm. This performance tells the story of two young musicians Norman and Bobby who are both aiming to win a national song-writing competition, with tension between the two heightened as they also have the same girl in their sights. So who will find love and who will win fame? The whole performance is against a backdrop of big hits from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran and Billy Fury, all recapturing the life of young people in the 1960s. The stage show is an offshoot of the hugely popular series of albums which have sold millions. Tickets range from £29 to £6.50. For more information visit: www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk