Grangemouth news from Thursday, May 22

La Port Precinct. Grangemouth
La Port Precinct. Grangemouth

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Adult Learning

Grangemouth Adult Learning Forum is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 3 in the Community Education Unit, Abbots Road at 7 p.m. All past and present class participants and tutors are welcome to attend.

KHR Service

The service on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. Grangemouth Community Care Fun Day is on Saturday, June 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kirk of the Holy Rood Church Hall. Tickets cost £1 available from Liz Brown or Moira Gilliland.

The Summer Walking Group is on every Tuesday, all walks leaving from KHR car park at 6.30 p.m.

Zetland Church

Sunday’s service was conducted by Session Clerk Woody Speirs. Elders’ duties for Communion on June 8 are posted in the usual places for information and action as required. A Silent Auction will be held in the church hall next Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are £1, payable at the door, and include tea, coffee and biscuits. Morning worship next Sunday is at the usual time of 11.15 a.m. Sunday School meets. Tea and coffee will be served after the service, and there will be vestry hour consultation.

Probus Club

Tuesday‘s meeting of Grangemouth Probus Club was opened by President Harry Dougall who gave a warm welcome to members and the morning’s guest speaker. Japan a Society in Transition was the talk and presentation given by retired geography teacher Alan Doherty, a presentation which explores contemporary Japanese culture. Over the year’s Alan has visited Japan four times and his presentation gave the members a visual essay on how Japan has changed since 1893, basically they have adopted some Western culture, but have managed to keep a lot of their own. Tokyo the capital of Japan is one of the most populous areas in the world; there are over 12 million people in the metropolitan area alone. During Alan’s presentation many important issues were talked about, housing, education, banking, public transport and Japanese work culture. There were notable highlights to his holidays, eating out at Japanese food bars, travelling on the famous Bullet train was an experience never to be forgotten, and finally his experience with the Japanese magical toilet seat which transforms the act of excretion into a technologically enhanced pleasure ritual. The vote of thanks was given by John Tripney who thanked Alan for giving the members such a fascinating and enlightening talk. Next meeting is on Tuesday, May 27, guest speaker will be Roger Salveson who will give a talk on prostate cancer.

Coffee Morning

Talbot House in Talbot Street will be holding a coffee morning on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. All welcome.

Abbotsgrange Church

The Rev. 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 email abbotsgrange@aol.co.uk for more information.

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 lower pace/ impact zumba class. Zumba with Carol continues at Grangemouth Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Email carlie307@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

Art Exhibition

The Centre Club Art Exhibition takes place from Monday, May 26 to Saturday, May 31 in 71 La Porte Precinct. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Feelgood Centre

Grangemouth Feelgood Centre is extending an open invitation to local people to allow them to see how the centre works tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. The Feelgood Centre is the first of its kind in Scotland and staff will be able to demonstrate how their low impact power assisted equipment can benefit the health and well being of people who are experiencing changes to their lifestyle as a result of health changes, age or disability. The centre is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.feelgoodcentrescotland.co.uk for more information.

Rotary Club

That was the year that was! At last week’s annual business meeting of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth, club president Colin Bird reflected on a few of the club’s achievements during the previous 12 months. These included raising no less than £36,000 for local, national and international charities, inducting four new members, and seeing the number of spectacles collected for Vision Aid Overseas reach 40,000. Conveners presented their end-of-term reports which met with members’ approval. Tomorrow (Friday) members will be out in force at the club-sponsored Primary 7 Challenge, the ever-popular inter-school sports and activities event at the stadium.

Girls Brigade

The 1st Grangemouth Company Girls Brigade will be holding a parents night on Tuesday, May 27 at 6.30 p.m. The meeting will acknowledge the coming session, which sees the 80th anniversary of the company of Girls Guildry/Brigadeve at the Old Kerse Church, now Abbotsgrange Church. An open invitation is extended to all previous members. The long service of the current officers will also be acknowledged.

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.

Rotary Club

That was the year that was! At last week’s annual business meeting of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth club president Colin Bird reflected on a few of the club’s achievements during the previous 12 months. These included raising no less than £36,000 for local, national and international charities; inducting four new members, and seeing the number of spectacles collected for Vision Aid Overseas reach 40,000. Conveners presented their end-of-term reports which met with members’ approval. Tomorrow (Friday) members will be out in force at the club-sponsored Primary 7 Challenge, the ever-popular inter-school sports and activities event at the stadium.

Jupiter Centre

Go Wild at Jupiter on Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Jupiter Wildlife Centre. Booking required email jupiterranger@swt.org.uk.

Evangelical Church

On Sunday, the morning service is at 11 a.m. with speaker Mr Dave Bremner from Polmont. At the evening service at 6.30 p.m. the expected speaker is Marc Surtees from Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh. All welcome.