Three for the Weekend: Birds, Vasks, Botanic Gardens

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Need something to do this weekend? You could just stay in bed, but that would be a shame, considering the large number of options available. Here are just three suggestions.

Bird Days in Kurzeme 

Out in southern Kurzeme region is the Cīruļi branch of Rīga Zoo, and this weekend it's hosting special 'Bird Days'. On April 15 and 16, the zoo team will go to share their knowledge and help visitors build bird boxes for small birds, and even for some small mammals. 

With the support of the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund, there will also be a special task book for the youngest visitors. By completing tasks, visitors will learn why it is important to preserve the diversity of forests, where woodpeckers like to hide and more.

As well as birds, there will be a chance to meet a young llama named Pārsla and a calf called Tamprs, plus lots of other animals.

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Vasks in Cēsis

Pēteris Vasks is Latvia's best-known contemporary classical composer, and is the focus of several concerts in the city of Cēsis over the weekend. Vasks himself will be in conversation with composer and presenter Edgars Raginskis on the subject of censorship on Saturday, before a performance by Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and then on Sunday there will be a performance by the Danish Trio Vitruvi, and their unique dance project "Kammerballetten".   

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Gardens near Rīga

It's the time of year when everyone likes to get out into the garden, and even if you live in a Rīga apartment block you have access to some beautiful ones at the University of Latvia Botanical Gardens in Pardaugava and the National Botanic Garden in Salaspils, both of which are easily reachable via public transport.


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