Falkirk news from Thursday, August 14

The announcement Bank has been placed in administration is another blow for the high street
The announcement Bank has been placed in administration is another blow for the high street
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Blind Club

The club held it’s first-ever karaoke afternoon last Tuesday. Billy Oakey and Helen were in charge and we found we had quite a pool of talent queueing up to take a turn on the mic. The event was partly funded by a donation from former member Eddie Knight who has moved to Wales. Our membership continues to grow, but we still invite anyone who is registered blind or visually impaired to come along and join us in the warm-up area at Falkirk Stadium every Tuesday from 1 p.m.

Domino League

Fairplay Domino League week 19 results: Bowhouse 9, Roman Bar B 3; Mill Inn 8, Ellwyn 4; Roman Bar A 5, Scotia 7; Bluebell 8. Star Inn 4; Tam Bain 7, Aitkens 5; Railway 7, Clachan 5; Legion B 5, Anchor 7.

DASH

Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? This is a group of people who meet in a friendly, supportive and confidential environment. There is a ladies group every Wednesday and Friday from 1-3 p.m. in Camelon Community Project, Abercrombie Street. There is also a men-only group every first and third Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in the Dawson Centre, David’s Loan, Bainsford, as well as a mixed group every Monday from 7-9 p.m., also in the Dawson Centre. For further information visit www.dashonline.org.uk or contact 07985461187.

Falkirk Aglow

Moira Beggan was guest speaker in July. She shared from Ps 23 v 5 by asking ‘What is on your table from the Lord?’ When we become a Christian the Lord gives us all gifts. Are you aware of your gifts and are you using them? She challenged us is there anything on the table that you are not using? Jean Black will be speaking on Thursday, August 21 in the Hotel Cladhan, Kemper Avenue, 7 for 7.15 p.m. The cost is £7.50 which includes a meal. Please contact Ruth on (01324) 485744 to book a place. All women are welcome. Aglow is a Christian organisation of women reaching out to women.

Carers Centre

Princess Royal Trust Carers Centre (Falkirk & Clackmannanshire) hosts a ‘Carers Cafe’ at 1A Bank Street every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and midday. Have a cuppa and take the chance to meet and chat with other carers. For more information, or if you need more support with your role as a carer, please phone the office (01324) 611510.

Trinity Church

The service this Sunday will be led by Rev. Robert Allan and will commence at 11 a.m. Tea, coffee and fellowship are available in the main hall following the service. Tomorrow (Friday) the lunchtime organ recital will be given by our own organist and chourmaster Robert Tait. It will commence at 12 noon and all are welcome. Admission is free but any donation towards church funds is much appreciated. The musical theme continues on Saturday when the National Youth Choir of Scotland’s National Girls Choir and Training Choir perform ‘Sixty Minutes of Song’ from 4 p.m. Tickets, £5 adult, £4 concession and £3 (under 26) can be obtained at www.ticketsource.co.uk/NYCoS

Abuse Centre

Central Scotland Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre provides a free and confidential service. The Helpline 01786 471771 can be called Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. with an answer phone in operation outwith these times.

Metafit Falkirk

A class is held every Tuesday at Tamfourhill community centre from 8 p.m. All welcome. For more information call 07739718361. All classes will run as normal during the holidays.

Festival Chorus

Rehearsals for the new season start on Sunday, August 24 at 3 p.m. in the main hall of Falkirk Trinity Church (formerly Falkirk Old & St Modans). The works to be performed at the Tryst Festival next May are the Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini and Lux Aeterna by the contemporary American composer Morten Lauridsen. Falkirk Festival Chorus will be joined as usual by Falkirk Caledonia Choir and Falkirk Tryst Orchestra at the Bairns’ Christmas Carol Concert on December 21. New members will be made very welcome – just come along! For further information please contact the secretary on (01324) 625284.

Age Concern

Sequence dancing continues in Falkirk Trinity Church Hall on Tuesdays from 1.45 p.m. Keep Fit resumes on Fridays at 1.30 p.m. from August 22. The Arnotdale Singers meet in Christ Church on Mondays at 1.30 p.m. from August 25.

Westfield Park

The Community Cafe reopens on Wednesday. The arts & crafts group meets on Tuesdays between 7 and 9 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. until 12 noon and Fridays from 12.30 until 3 p.m. A warm welcome is extended to all who want to share their craft ideas or learn new skills. The Job Club runs on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. PC’s are available to use outwith these times for job searches. Contact the centre for information. We currently have spaces in the programme timetable on various mornings and afternoons during the week. If you have an idea for a group or a class please contact a member of staff at Westfield Park to discuss this further. All age groups are welcome and we would like to offer a variety of activities, groups and classes to benefit the whole community. For any further information please call Westfield Park Community Centre on (01324) 508520.

ENABLE Scotland

The Falkirk branch hosts a barbecue on Saturday, August 23 at Elgin Park between 2 and 6 p.m. There will be a raffle with lots of prizes. The Wednesday Club restarts on September 3 at 7 p.m.

Caledonia Choir

Have you just moved into the area and looking for a choir to join? Recently left school and missing the school choir? Lots of time on your hands and looking for some fun with a group of friendly people? Falkirk Caledonia Choir is starting its new session on Monday, August 25 in St Andrew’s Primary School, Hawley Rd, at 7.30 p.m. We are a 70-strong choir but will welcome new friends. There are no auditions and no requirement to be able to read music. We particularly welcome new male singers (basses and tenors) but welcome sopranos and altos as well. Music is provided free as are our concert uniforms. Annual membership costs £40, payable in two installments if required. We rehearse from 7.30 until 9 p.m. with an enjoyable 15 minute tea break in the middle. Come one, come all and have a ball!

Gartmorn Dam

Braveheart’s monthly walk on Tuesday, August 26 is around the lovely Gartmorn Dam with Clackmannanshire Rangers. This walk is about three miles long. Free transport leaves Camelon Education Centre at 12.40 p.m. and Carron Co-Op at 12.50 p.m. to start our walk for 1.30 p.m.; and will return at 4 p.m. Booking is essential so call 01324 673703 or 07795283508. Please be prepared for the Scottish climate, and please bring your own refreshments for after our walk.

Braveheart Walks

Braveheart Walks take place in Callendar Park every Monday, leaving from Callendar House at 2 p.m. You can take a slow 30 minute walk or a one hour walk of more brisk pace. Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery with the current walkers and walk leaders. Middlefield walk leaves from Falkirk Community Statium at 7 p.m. every Thursday, where we enjoy a nice stroll around the lovely surroundings of the Helix. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Helix Walks

A walk leaves Falkirk Stadium every Monday at 7 p.m. led by volunteer. It takes up to two hours to explore the paths. Please wear suitable footwear. All walks are free.

Health Walks

Health walks leave the front doors of Falkirk Stadium every Monday at 10 a.m., the walks are split into a faster or slower walk. Both are lead by volunteer walk leaders and its free. For more information email stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Buggy Walk

Every Monday at 1.15 p.m. from the front doors of Falkirk Stadium. When the weather is good we sit on the great lawn and have a chat or at the plaza cafe by the Lagoon. We also use the lovely restaurant at the stadium when its raining. It’s a good way to meet other mums. Walk is run by our volunteers and is free. All children should be in a buggy. For more information contact stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Nordic Walking

Both walks this week are at Bo’ness foreshore, Tuesday 6.30 p.m. and Wednesday at 1 p.m.. Meet in the car park across from the bus station. Monday walk will leave from Falkirk Stadium as usual at 10 a.m. Please check our face book page for Thursday fast walk. for more information or training dates contact Barbara on 01324-504556 or email stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

New Spiritualist

The new Spiritualist Church in Westfield Community Centre welcomes Billy McFadzean from Ayrshire on Saturday, August 16. Open Circle after the service. The service starts at 7 p.m. Entry is £3. All welcome. www.falkirkspiritualistchurch.webs.com.