Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, October 16

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Worship on Sunday begins at 11 a.m. and will be led by Sandra Mathers. The Sunday Club meets at the same time. Creche facilities will be available. The Lunch Box resumes on Monday, where you can enjoy soup sandwiches and home baking. The Girls Brigade meets on Monday at 6.30 p.m. for all girls of school age. All items for the October magazine should be with Elinor Clunie by Sunday, October 19. A forward notice for communion on Sunday, October 26 will be led by the Rev. Neil Barcley. There will be no evening communion on Wednesday.

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street, Denny, and is open today (Thursday), Friday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A legal clinic is held every four weeks on Wednesdays by appointment only (4-5 p.m.). Outreach clinics are held 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.

Probus Club

In the absence of the president, past president Colin Thomson welcomed 16 members to the meeting, which commenced with detailed discussion in respect of the forthcoming Christmas lunch and the Burns lunch which follows in January. This was followed by an extraordinary meeting to adjust the club constitution in order to meet changing conditions. The meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the chair in recognition of the manner in which the club business was handled. The club meets at The Royal Oak Hotel, Denny at 2 p.m. for a 2.30 p.m. start. The next meeting takes place on October 27 when the speakers will be Billy and Margaret Falconer on the interesting subject – hearing dogs for deaf people. Visitors welcome.

Masonic News

RWM Kevin McLean presided at a regular meeting of Lodge St. Andrew (Denny & Loanhead) No. 176 held last Thursday at Kirkslap when one candidate was initiated in freemasonry. Steve Cowan provided an excellent Robbie Williams tribute at a cabaret on Saturday. The next cabaret night is November 22 and is a country and western night, featuring Buzzard Creek and tickets can be reserved at the bar on Monday, Friday or Saturday evenings. An Elvis tribute last Friday attracted lodge members from throughout the province. It was the latest event in a major fund raising initiative for the cancer charity, Prostate Scotland. It concludes this Saturday and Sunday with a cycle of over 100 miles visiting all 23 lodges in Stirlingshire and ending at 176 on Sunday afternoon. Cheers on our cyclists and sponsor or donate if you are able. The next lodge meeting for 176 is on Thursday, October 23 at 7.30 p.m. and will include a visit from Lodge St. John Slamannan No. 484 who will carry out the second degree ceremony.

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. The children and young people meet during the morning worship and a crèche is available during all services. Rainbow Hour for over-60s meets this Tuesday at 2 p.m. for their fortnightly informal meeting and afternoon tea. New members welcome. Toddlers groups meet on Thursday and Friday at 9.30 a.m.

Girl Guides

There are a number of Rainbows, Brownie packs and Guide units looking for new members. If you would like to come along and learn new skills, work and play with girls your own age, then this is the place for you. For more information, please email junehammell@hotmail.co.uk. The annual Halloween disco will be held in Westpark Church halls on October 27 from 6.30-8.30 p.m. Any Rainbow or Brownies from Denny and Dunipace and Bonnybridge packs are invited to come along and join in the fun - come along in fancy dress. The best costume will win a prize.

Neighbourhood Watch

More residents have now joined the local DDCC Neighbourhood watch group. The community council is encouraging more residents to join, and receive free alerts. DDCC Safer Community is working in partnership with police, fire and community safety officers. For more information please email Dennyanddistrictcc@hotmail.com. No involvement is necessary. Forms are also available from Neighbourhoodwatch Scotland by calling 01786 476757.