10 things to do in or near York this weekend

York's annual Lego show is just one of many events this weekend

York's annual Lego show is just one of many events this weekend

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1) The end of the tour - Remember the spectacular scenes in Yorkshire as the 2014 Tour de France got under way? The race concludes in Paris this weekend, and you can watch the final two stages live on a big screen in St Sampson's Square. The Glasgow Commonwealth Games will also be broadcast, as will the inaugural La Course by Le Tour, by some of the world's top female cyclists.

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2) Wet Wet Wet in the sun sun sun - York Racecourse's Music Showcase weekend continues with Wet Wet Wet on Saturday, following the Beach Boys tonight. See the racecourse website for prices and to book, and note the time limits if you want to be near the stage.

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3) Lego go go - York's annual Lego show, YorBrix, is from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday at the Ron Cooke Hub at the University of York, with spectacular models by fans young and old. See the official website for further details.

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York Press: The Grand Organ in York Minster

4) Music in the Minster - York Minster's new summer series of organ recitals begins at 7pm on Saturday. See the Minster website for full details and to book.

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York Press: POP-UP POPPIES: Volunteers prepare for the poppy planting next to the Fox Inn in Holgate

5) Poppies and pipes - A DEDICATION ceremony will be staged at 3pm on Saturday for the Poppy Road Poppy Project, which has created a remembrance meadow for the fallen of the First World War. A band and a piper will play at the ceremony, just off Holgate and Poppleton Road, where volunteers planted seeds in April. The names and ages of the 72 Holgate soldiers who died in the war will also be read out.

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6) Cows, cars and competitions - Huby and Sutton Show is held at Sutton Park on Saturday. See today's full article for more details. Admission is £8 for adults, with discounts for children, OAPs and families.

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7) Fossil family fun - Yorkshire Museum has a dinosaur-themed activity workshop for children from 11am to 1pm on Saturday. There are five dino activities then children can create collage dino pictures and make a plaster cast fossil to take home. It's £2 per person. To book, phone 01904 687633.

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8) Headstones and handpulls - Hear fascinating stories of long-lost York publicans and brewers, with a new guided walk at York Cemetery at 2pm on Sunday. See Tuesday's story for more details.

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9) Beer and boogie - The Blacksmiths Arms at Naburn has its first "beer and boogie" festival, with ale and live music all weekend.

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 York Press: Many butterfly species are in decline

10) Walk on the wild side - There is a butterfly and flowers walk at Wheatlands Community Woodlands from 11am to 1pm on Sunday, including a wildlife trail for children. See the Visit York website for full details.

 

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