Grangemouth news from Thursday, March 5

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Ballroom Dancing

An evening of ballroom and sequence dancing with David and Eileen takes place on Saturday, March 7 in Kirk of the Holy Rood Church, Bowhouse Road from 7.30 to 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

Jean and Phil Glen entertained the ladies of the Guild with slides of their holiday in Cambodia and Vietnam. Jean made the commentary so interesting and Phil kept up with the slides. The holiday looked fantastic and Jean made it sound as if we were there. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us all about it, hurry up and have another holiday so we can hear all about that.

KHR Service

The service on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at the usual times of 11 a.m. and will include the 54th Annual Stated Meeting. The KHR Women’s Association welcomes guest speaker Marion Donald on Wednesday, March 11 who will talk about her missionary work in Africa and India at the usual time of 7.30 p.m. The World Day of Prayer is to be held tomorrow (Friday) in the Kirk of the Holy Rood at 7.30 p.m. The service and prayers have been written by the Christian women of the Bahamas. Tea and coffee will be served after the service when we can share in fellowship. There are also services to be held on March 6 at Morar Court at 10.30 a.m. and McKenzie Court at 2 p.m. The Churches from Presbytery are holding a family event - Crack Open Easter – on Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m. in the Hub, main shopping centre, Falkirk. There will be bible stories, craft tables and painting with the Brightons Praise Band. All are welcome.

Grangemouth Rotary

A ‘Trip Doon the Watter’ had a different connotation for one fortunate bidder at the auction during Grangemouth Rotary Club’s annual Sportsman’s Diner at the Leapark Hotel last Friday evening. This will be no ordinary sail but a trip for six on a crewed yacht. Auctioneer Ally Logan was in cracking form as always and succeeded in encouraging patrons to dig deep into their pockets to boost the funds which will be disbursed to several deserving charities in the near future. Following the welcome by club president Jim Stirling, and an excellent repast, Jim McKelvie took over the chair and introduced Jimmy Nichol, the former Northern Ireland football internationalist, and impressionist comedian Paul Reid whose contributions were well received. At the club’s weekly meeting the previous day guest speaker Andrew Crisp, a guide at the Helix Project, described the impact of the Helix Project, the Kelpies especially, with an estimated 800,000 visitors so far taking in the world’s largest equine sculpture and some of them going on to the Falkirk Wheel. The vote of thanks was offered by George Nichol.

Zetland Church Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev. Alison Meikle. The World Day of Prayer Service will take place at Kirk of the Holy Rood on Friday at 7 p.m. The Kirk Session meets on Monday at 7 p.m. The Social and Fundraising Committee meets on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Congregational Board meets on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Next Sunday’s Communion Services are at 11.15 a.m. and 2.45 p.m. Sunday School meets. No tea and coffee after the service. Vestry hour will be held on the last Sunday of the month. If you wish you can speak to Alison in the hall, contact by phone on (01324) 336729 or e-mail alison-meikle@sky.com for more information.

Fifties Forum

The 50 plus Forum would like to thank everyone who contributed to its fund raiser for CHAS on Friday, February 27 in the Community Education Unit when £379.50, rounded up to £400, was raised. A special thanks to Susan Glen and her colleagues from Grangemouth High School and the very talented school kids there. Their performances gave everyone a very enjoyable evening. The community can be very proud of Grangemouth High School.

Rainbow House

Rainbow House Spiritual Church, at South Shore road, will be holding a service on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. with Evelyn and Sandy Williamson from Dundee. The centre will be open before the service, from 6 to 7 p.m., for spiritual healing. Everyone is welcome to come along.

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 to 8 p.m. For more information on classes e-mail carlie307@hotmail.co.uk or pop along before class starts.

RSCDS Classes

Local RSCDS class meets in a new venue in the church hall beside The Kirk of the Holy Rood, Grangemouth from 7.30 to 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.

Walking Groups

Walks leave from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports Complex every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Please note that the 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 e-mail stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.