Brightons news from Thursday, October 16

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Step Forth

Like to walk but not on your own? Want to get fit but don’t know where to start? Why not join our walking group and meet new friends. Walk leaves the Grange Centre every Thursday at 10 a.m. We now have a new walk leader for this walk. If you would like more information call (01324) 504556/504568 or e-mail stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Whist Results

Results of the Brightons Whist and Dominoes this week are: Whist, 1 Duncan Stuart, 2 Mary Spink, 3 Rae Stuart. Dominoes, 1 Janet Gillespie, 2 Richard Warwick.

Parish Church

Last Sunday Rev. Murdo Campbell conducted the 11 a.m. morning service. This Sunday, the minister will lead the worship at 11 a.m. The Sunday Schools will meet as usual at 10.50 a.m., as will Triple S, Flaim and Wait for It following their break last Sunday for the School mid-term holiday. In the evening there will be the first meeting for those interested in the Science and Faith initiative at 7 p.m. in the Rankine Hall. This will be a social evening, including tea and cake. All are welcome, whether you are a scientist, Christian or just interested in the issues. Next week the Pre-Fives, Girls’ Brigade (all sections) and Boys’ Brigade (all sections) all meet at their usual times. Tonight (Thursday) the Congregational Prayer Time takes place in the Small Hall at 7.45 p.m. The Guild monthly afternoon meeting takes place this Monday at 2 pm. The speaker is Gordon Harper, Forestry Ranger, who will tell us about Callander Woods and the walks at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. A warm welcome is extended to all to join with us for what will be a very interesting afternoon. Door duty this Sunday will be by Alan Macfarlane, Alistair McDonald, James Falconer, C Lees, Richard Baird and Tom Nimmo. The crèche will be manned by Alison Cassells, Gillian Hunter and Joanne Kilpatrick.

Ladies’ Group

Brightons Ladies’ Group will meet this Tuesday at 7.45 p.m. in the Community Hall. This is a fundraising evening. Entertainment will be provided by accordionist Harry Rennie and the proceeds will go to our chosen charity for the year, Strathcarron Hospice. All ladies welcome, come along, bring a friend and enjoy a musical evening. Admission £3.

Masonic News

On Wednesday, October 8, in the absence of the RWM, John Curry, who was enjoying a well earned holiday, the regular meeting of Lodge Polmont No 793 was presided over by IPM, Bro. Alex Muir. Almost 70 members and visitors witnessed the WSW, Bro. Allan Simpson, and the Office Bearers confer the First Degree in an excellent rendering of the Lodge Polmont ceremony. Visitors from eight visiting lodges were given a warm welcome into the Lodge and Bro. Graig Lamont, RWM of Lodge Dolphin No 911 responded on behalf of the visitors. On Saturday, September 27 Eriskay Lilt provided the entertainment and music for a most enjoyable ceilidh evening in the Lodge. Solid nourishment for members and friends was provided by a meal of the RWM’s world famous stovies. The next regular meeting of the Lodge will be held on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. when the business will be minutes, accounts, ballot, election of Office Bearers and a Third Degree. There will be an Emergency Meeting on Wednesday, October 29 at 7.30 p.m. for a lecture on the First Degree by Bro. Kevin Thompson, a notable speaker on Masonic topics. A warm invitation is extended to all qualified brethren and visitors for both meetings.

November Fayre

The Grange Community Education Centre is looking to hold a Fayre on November 8 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The cost for your pitch is £5 plus a donation for our raffle. If this is something you would be interested in please contact the Grange Centre on (01324) 503830.

Grange Groups

Weekly times for groups which meet at the Grange Centre are as follows - Monday-Friday, Playgroup 9.15–11.30 a.m. and Grange After School Project, 3–6 p.m. Monday, Parent & Babies, 10 a.m. –11.30 a.m.; Ladies Badminton, 1.30–3.30 p.m.; Youth Club, P6-P7, 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.; Table Tennis Club, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Over Fifties Table Tennis, 10 a.m.–noon; Rainbow Guides, 6.15–7.15 p.m.; Metafit, 6.15–6.45 p.m.; Youth Club, S1-S2, 6.30-9.30 p.m. Wednesday, Quilting Group, 1.30–2.30 p.m.; Youth Club, P3-P5, 6.30-8 p.m.; Denny Speakers Club (fortnightly), 7.30–9.45 p.m.; Badminton, (adults) 8–10 p.m. Thursday, Parent & Babies, 10–11.30 a.m.; Youth Club S3+, 6.30-9.30 p.m.; Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Group, 7.30–8.30 p.m.; Table Tennis Club, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Over Fifties Table Tennis, 10 a.m.–noon; Table Tennis, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Activities Club (fortnightly), 2–4 p.m.; Archery, 6–8 p.m. Sunday, Archery, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.; Basketball (adults), 6.30–8.15 p.m. For more information on any of these groups please contact The Grange Community Education Centre, Redding Road, Brightons FK2 0AA, or on (01324) 503830.