Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, November 20

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Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street, Denny and is open today (Thursday), Friday and Monday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon. Outreach clinics are held at the Community Education Wing at Bankier Primary School today (Thursday) from 10 a.m.-noon, at Bridge Crescent Community Flat on Tuesday from 9.30 a.m.-noon and Denny Parish Church Hall on Wednesday from 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Telephone service (Citizens Advice Direct) available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on (01324) 823118.

Community Council

The latest meeting of the community council was well attended. Updates were provided by Denny High School, the regeneration project group and Neighbourhood watch. Force9energy representatives attended to share news of a new windfarm and to explain the community benefit and opportunities being offered by the organisation to the community. Council members shared details of the upcoming community event, the Christmas Fayre, which will be held in the town centre on Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30. It is hoped this is as successful as our recent gala day. The next meeting will take place on Monday, December 1 at 6.30 p.m. in Denny Baptist Church. Items on the agenda include town centre regeneration, Police Scotland priorities for the festive season and a visit from neighbourhood Watch reps. All are welcome.

Denny Old

The Time Out group meets tomorrow (Friday) at 8 p.m. in the Wheelhouse. Anyone needing a lift please call Irene on (01324) 892226. Worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Sandra Mathers. The Sunday Club meets at the same time and there will be crèche facilities. The Lunch Box is open on Monday from 11 a.m.-1.30 p.m. for soup, sandwiches, tea, coffee and home baking. All welcome. The Girls’ Brigade meets on Monday at 6.30 p.m. in the hall, and is open to all girls of school age. The Girls’ Brigade are organising a trip to the Forefront Youth Theatre panto in January to see ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and anyone wishing to go can obtain a form in the Church which should be completed and given to Beth Young with the money by November 23. The Guild Christmas shoppers’ lunch takes place on Saturday, December 6 from 11.30 a.m.-1.30 p.m. Tickets priced £2.50 and £1 for children are now available from Guild members, or come along and pay at the door. The senior citizens’ dinner will be held on Saturday, December 13 and Elders are currently issuing forms in their districts. These should be returned by Sunday, November 23 at the latest and if you are eligible and do not receive a form these are available in church or let your Elder or Janet Rhodes know. The annual Blue Christmas service takes place on Wednesday, November 26 at 7.30 p.m. This is a memorial service for the bereaved and all are welcome to come along. A light supper will be served afterwards in the hall. Elders please note there are still some magazines and FWO envelopes to be uplifted and delivered. All intimations for Sunday Service to be with Janet Rhodes by Thursday night at the latest.

St Alexander’s

A Service of Remembrance for those members of St Alexander’s Church who died in World War One and whose names are inscribed on the church memorial will be held in the church on Sunday at 3 p.m. All welcome.

Dunipace Church

Worship on Sunday begins at 11 a.m. and will be led by the Rev. Dr Jean Gallagher, followed by an evening service at 6.30 p.m. Childrens church is at the usual time of 11 a.m. in the hall. The Christmas Fayre takes place on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The hall is open from 6.30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) for donations to stalls. Practice for the Wriggly Nativity will be held each Friday until December 19 from 6.30-7.30 p.m. All children are encouraged to come along and take part. Sunday, November 30 is the gift giving service. Organisations meet weekly at the usual times. Mens Guild on Tuesday, Rainbows on Wednesday, Brownies and Badminton on Thursday.

Baptist Church

The services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by the Rev. Norman Graham. Visitors are always welcome. Children and young people meet during the morning worship and a crèche is available during all services. Preparations are in hand for the church’s involvement in the ‘Christmas extravaganza’ in Denny town centre on November 29 and 30. This will involve events for children and adults over two days.

Dunipace Scouts

9th Dunipace Scouts will have a stall at the Denny town centre Christmas fair on the weekend of November 29 and 30. We will be taking orders for real Christmas trees of various sizes as well as having lots of other handmade Christmas crafts. You can also order your Christmas tree by telephoning Kirsty on 07739870822. Christmas trees will be ready for collection between December 7 and 14 or can be delivered for a small charge.

Masonic News

A regular meeting of Lodge St Andrew (Denny & Loanhead) No 176 was held last Friday. The ceremony included the third degree ceremonial carried out by masons from throughout the Province of Stirlingshire who took part in the recent sponsored cycle around all the lodges to raise funds for prostate cancer. Prior to the ceremony a deputation from the Provincial Grange Lodge of Stirlingshire headed by RWPGM Bro A McKinnon was received. One candidate was raised in a solemn and dignified ceremony. The next regular meeting is on Thursday, November 27 and will include the master masons degree. Tickets are still available for the country and western evening on Saturday featuring Blizzard Creek. Tickets priced £10 including buffet are available from the bar or via Helen and social media.

Dunipace Juniors

The Pace are at home to Kilsyth in the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday. Kick-off 1.45 p.m.

Buggy Group

The Denny and DuniPacers buggy group leaves the Home-Start offices every Friday at the new time of 10.30 a.m. All welcome. For more information contact the Home-Start office on (01324) 829444 or email stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Puppy Training

Puppy training and socialisation classes start in Fankerton Hall (near Denny) on Monday, January 5 at 7 p.m. Easy fun learning for all of the family. Teach your puppy good manners and basic commands using kind effective methods. Class sizes are restricted to a maximum of eight puppies, so please book early. For further information please call Eleanor on (01324) 815896 or 07752526030.

Line Dancing

Next class takes place tomorrow (Friday) in the Broompark Centre from 1-2 p.m. Beginners and improvers welcome.