Grangemouth news from Thursday, May 1

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Ballroom Dancing

David and Eileen invite you to join them for an evening of sequence and ballroom dancing on Saturday, from 7.30 to 10.30 p.m. in the Kirk of the Holy Rood, Bowhouse Road. Please note the change of venue and bring your own refreshments.

Prize Bingo

Beancross Primary School is holding a Prize Bingo on Monday, May 23 in the school hall. Doors open 6.30 p.m. and eyes down 7 p.m. Admission 50p (covers tea and biscuits). Please bring your own cup.

Rainbow Church

Grangemouth’s Rainbow House Spiritualist Church will be holding services at their South Shore Road premises tonight (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. with guest mediums Rachel Walker, Nancy Paterson and Jean McDonald and on Sunday at 7.15 p.m. with guest Pat Kelly. Healing is available before both services from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

KHR Service

The Kirk of the Holy Rood service on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. The Kirk Session will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. in the session room. The money raised for the Easter appeal for Buskit came to £333. Thanks to all for your support. Falkirk Food Bank collections will take place on the first Sunday of every month, the next one being this Sunday. There will be a trolley in the vestibule of the church for donations. Items can include UHT or powdered milk, sugar, fruit juice either in cartons or diluting, pasta sauces, and any type of tinned food, jam and chocolate. These items are for local people in crisis and all donations are very much appreciated. Anyone wishing items to be included in the Church magazine should give them to Kathryn Bennie by Sunday. The Summer Walking Group meets every Tuesday. All walks leave from KHR car park at 6.30 p.m.

Rotary Club

Past District Governor Alan McLaughlan was the guest of Past RI President John Kenny when Tom McMorrow, until recently commanding officer of the 1333 Grangemouth (Spitfire) Squadron, Air Training Corps, was inducted into the worldwide movement at last week’s meeting. His sponsor was past president Iain Mitchell. Also featuring prominently were members from Grangemouth High School’s Bella Moda group which, for the past year, has been undertaking a business enterprise initiative to help to prepare them for life after school, possibly as entrepreneurs. Following their most informative presentation, which capped a whirlwind 24 hours for them as they took first place in as “most innovative company” in a business enterprise scheme the previous evening, they were warmly thanked on the call of past president Gibby Peddie. President Colin Bird was in the chair.

Zumba Classes

Zumba Gold continues every Monday and Wednesday at Newlands/Beancross Hall Grangemouth (just before the TA centre) from 11.15 a.m. and noon and is suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a slower pace/ impact zumba class. E-mail carlie307@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

Abbotsgrange Church

The Reverend Aftab Gohar will conduct the service at 10.30 a.m. this Sunday. The Sunday School and ABC meet at the same time. Crèche facilities are available as usual and tea and coffee will be served after worship. The minister is available for pastoral care after worship or can be contacted on (01324) 482109 or e-mail abbotsgrange@aol.co.uk