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Coffee Morning

A coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will take place in the Fitzsimons office, Station Road, on September 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (01324) 665133 for more information.

Ballroom Dance

Eileen and David’s Ballroom and Sequence Dance classes start back on Tuesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 4 in Bowhouse Primary School, Tinto Drive, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. Tuesday night class is a mixture of classic and up to date modern sequence dances. Thursday is a beginners class teaching basic ballroom technique and basic sequence dances . More details please contact eileenanddavid@blueyonder.co.uk or text 07973172063. All welcome.

Choral Society

Grangemouth Choral Society start rehearsals for the new session on Tuesday, September 2, meeting in Talbot House, Talbot Street at 7.30 p.m. We are always happy to welcome new members. The choir covers a wide variety of music so please come along and join them whether you are new to choral singing or just have not been part of a choir for a while. Call Moira Nicol on 07754805340 for more information.

Zetland Church

Sunday’s Service was conducted by Reverend Donald Scott, who administered the Sacrament of Baptism to Alfy Thomas McIntosh, infant son of Tanya and Richard. Last Saturday’s Strawberry Tea raised the grand total of £552 and grateful thanks go to who all who participated in any way. The monthly lunch will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., cost £3. The Kirk Session meets on Wednesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. Elders’ duties for Communion on Sunday, September 14 and the Special Communion on Sunday, September 21 are posted in the usual places for information and action as required. Morning Worship next Sunday will be at 11.15 a.m. The service will be conducted by Reverend Lorna MacDougall. Sunday School meets, tea and coffee will be served after the service and there will be Vestry Hour consultation.

Abbotsgrange Church

The Reverend Aftab Gohar will conduct the service at 10.30 a.m. this Sunday. The Sunday School and ABC take place at the same time. Crèche facilities are available and tea and coffee will be served after worship. The new session of the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades have now started. The girls meet on Tuesdays and the boys on Thursdays and Fridays. The minister is available for Pastoral Care after worship or can be contacted on (01324) 482109 or e-mail abbotsgrange@aol.co.uk for more information.

KHR Service

The service at the Kirk of the Holy Rood on Sunday will be conducted by the Minister at 11 a.m. On Friday, September 12 there will be a Big Sing in the Kirk with guests Brightons Praise Group. This will be in aid of our Jubilee Project for Nepal and tickets are £2.50 (children free). You can also become involved by suggesting a favourite hymn to be included in the programme. Tickets and suggestion list are available in the Kirk vestibule. Falkirk Presbytery’s Got Talent will be held in Falkirk Trinity Church of Scotland on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rainbow Church

Rainbow House Church Spiritualist Church, based in South Shore Road, invite people to its services at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday with guest medium Sylvia Thomson and at 7.15 p.m. on Sunday with Sally Hail. Healing is available before each service between 6 and 7 p.m.

Boys’ Brigade.

The new session of the 1st Grangemouth Boys’ Brigade Company Anchor Boys’, Primary One (aged four) to Primary trhee and Junior Section Primary Four to Primary Six has started back and continues on Thursday at 7 p.m. All previous members and any new members in the above age groups interested in joining are invited to come along to the Abbotsgrange Church Hall, Abbots Road.

Rotary Club

Members of Grangemouth Rotary Club are after your blood! For, on the back of yesterday’s blood transfusion donor session at the Kirk of the Holy Rood, where Rotarians offered logistical assistance, they will turn out again on Monday for a similar donor session at the Sports Centre when, among other tasks asked of them, they will issue publicity leaflets. At the monthly business meeting Jim Hunter reported on the success of the Community Fete when some 25 organisations participated. Great interest had been taken in the Shelter Box tent, which offers emergency accommodation for 10 people in time of disaster. Other aspects of Rotary’s involvement in post-disaster assistance also proved of interest. A small group of members will visit the Stormont Rotary Club in Belfast on Tuesday week, September 9.

Zumba Classes

Zumba Gold continues every Monday and Wednesday in Newlands/Beancross Hall (just before the TA centre). Both classes run from 11.15 a.m. to noon and are suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a lower pace/impact zumba class. Zumba with Carol continues at Grangemouth Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. E-mail carlie307@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

Probus Club

Grangemouth Probus Club will meet again after the summer break in Talbot House on Tuesday when the speaker’s topic will be fire prevention.

Walking Groups

Walks leave from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports Complex every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. If you or someone you know is having problems with their balance come along to our Wednesday walk where you will be shown mobility, strength and balance exercises (Otago). All walks are free and open to all abilities. For more information on any of the Step Forth walks contact (01324) 504556/504568 or email stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join. Junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone (01324) 473695, visit our website www.falkirkcreditunion.co.uk or pop into the main office at 4 Station Road, Grangemouth which is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and every Thursday 6.30-8 p.m.

Prize bingo

Come along to Scotts, Wood Street, Grangemouth for Prize Bingo on Tuesday, September 2, 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.