Grangemouth news from Thursday, February 5

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Zumba Classes

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

Meeting cancellation

Friends of Zetland Park were scheduled to hold a public meeting to discuss the masterplan for the future of the park on Monday, February 9 at 7 p.m. at Talbot House, Talbot Street. Unfortunately this meeting has now been cancelled. Friends of Zetland Park will inform the public when the rescheduled meeting will take place.

Ballroom Dancing

David and Eileen invite people to an evening of Sequence and Ballroom dancing on Saturday at 7.30 p.m. in the Kirk of the Holy Rood Church, Bowhouse Road, from 7.30-10.30 p.m. Please bring your own refreshments. All welcome. Any queries please contact us on eileenanddavid@blueyonder.co.uk or text 07973172063.

Zetland Guild

Zetland Guild held a Burns Night last Wednesday and although the weather was not too wonderful it was a good turnout. The entertainment came from The Zetland Entertainers and it may have been cold outside but it was warm in the hall. The entertainment was excellent and thanks go to Fraser and his willing band and guild members for coming out on such a night for some super community singing.

Grangemouth RNLI

The Grangemouth branch of RNLI thank everyone who contributed to their buckets during the collections at the Tesco store in Central Retail Park on Friday and Saturday to help raise the sum of £1359.

KHR Services

The service on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. On Wednesday, February 11 the KHR Women’s Association is holding a devotional evening with guest speaker David Robertson from The Salvation Army starting at 7.30 p.m. There is a congregational board meeting on Thursday at 7.30 p.m.

Zetland Church

Sunday’s Service was conducted by Reverend Alison Meikle. The social and fundraising committee is holding a quiz night on Friday at 7.30 p.m. Tickets priced £3 are available from committee members. On Sunday there will be a meeting after worship for anyone interested in knowing more about the pastoral care and worship group. The Sunday School would like to thank everyone who placed Christmas cards on their board, which raised £95. The children have decided to use the money to buy food for the local Foodbank. Sunday’s Service is at 11.15 a.m. Sunday School meets, tea and coffee will be served after the service, but no Vestry Hour consultation.

Rotary Club

In a break with tradition there was no ‘Immortal Memory’ at last week’s Burns lunch much enjoyed by members of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth. Instead Rebecca, daughter of club president-elect Nigel Harris, and her brother George, regaled a near-capacity turnout for a most enjoyable and innovative Burns’ commemoration. George piped in the haggis which was addressed in inimitable style by Jim Bennie then after a hearty repast Rebecca sung two compositions by the Bard - ‘Coming through the rye’ and ‘Ye Banks and Braes’ and concluded with a family favourite ‘My ain folk’ which, she was careful to point out, was not written by Robert Burns. President Jim Stirling was in the chair and the vote of thanks was offered by Allan Graham who was just limbering up, so to speak, for his most impressive toast in the evening to ‘The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns’at Grangemouth High School’s Burns’ Supper.

Abbotsgrange Church

The service next Sunday commencing at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by the Reverend Aftab Gohar. The Sunday School and ABC meet during the service and a creche is also available. Coffee and tea will be served in the large hall after the service. The minister is available for Pastoral Care after worship or can be contacted (01324) 482109 or e-mail abbotsgrange@aol.co.uk for more information.

MIH Forum

The Make It Happen over 50’s forum meeting will be held in the Municipal Chambers, Bo’ness Road on Monday from 1-3 p.m. The Forum is a great way for over 50s to get involved, discuss ideas and concerns and have a real voice in the community. This month there will be a talk from Living it Up and hear the great work they are doing to help older people in the district.

RSCDS Classes

The local RSCDS class meets in a new venue in the church hall beside the Kirk of the Holy Rood, Grangemouth from 7.30-9 p.m. on a Thursday night. Beginners please refer to our classes in the Laurieston section. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363. More information about us can be found on the website web.rscds-falkirk.org.uk

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. We also have a collection in Grangemouth One Stop Shop, York Lane which is open on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering at all please call or ask at collection..

Walking Group

Walks leave from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports complex every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Please note that Monday walk is a faster paced walk. If you or someone you know is having problems with their balance come along to our Otago class on a Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. after the walk. 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.