Grangemouth news from Thursday, September 18

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Glee Club

Grangemouth’s very own Glee Club has started back and takes place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Voicejam, Forth House, South Lumley Street. These fun sessions are hosted by award winning music industry vocal coach Chris Judge. Every session is designed to build confidence, good technique, performance skills and sing all the hits from different musical genres in a fun relaxed atmosphere. So if you have always wanted to sing and did not have the confidence, or enjoy singing but do not have an outlet, get along to the Grangemouth Glee club and see what the buzz is about. Register free now by calling 07771630682 or e-mail for more information.

Rainbow House

Rainbow House Spiritualist Church, South Shore Road, will be holding services on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. with guest medium Reverend Rachel Walker and on Sunday at 7.15 p.m. with guest medium Mags Tearney. Healing is available before both services from 6-7 p.m. MacMillian Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will take place at Rainbow House on Saturday, September 27.

Zetland Church

Sunday’s Communion Services were conducted by Reverend Lorna MacDougall. Baby Lucy Laurie Dixon, infant daughter of Pamela and John, received the Sacrament of Baptism at the morning service. Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday. Donations of baby clothes and goods, toiletries and cleaning materials would be appreciated. These will be stored by Buskit for transporting to Belarus next year. The Harvest Offering will go to the work of the Vine Trust. The Special Communion Service is at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday and is a very short service aimed at those who are unable to sit through a longer service. Zetland Guild resumes its meetings on Wednesday, September 24 at 7.30pm in the church hall. The first meeting will be registration and a general information night. Sunday’s Service will be conducted by Reverend Lorna MacDougall. Sunday School meets and tea and coffee will be served after the service. No Vestry Hour consultation.

Rotary Club

As a former headteacher, Past President of West Lothian Battalion, The Boys’ Brigade, and recently retired HM Chief Inspector of Schools, Alastair Marquis brings a wealth of experience in different fields to his current position as District Governor of Rotary International’s District 1020 which embraces Edinburgh, the Borders, and parts of Central and South-West Scotland. That experience provided the Governor with ample material with which to enthuse members of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth at its last meeting. President Jim Stirling offered the vote of thanks. Members are reminded of the club’s fund-raising Coffee Morning organised by past president Bill Ramage which will take place in Talbot House from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 4. Cake and candy donations will be accepted at Talbot House from 6-7.30 p.m. on the Friday evening and from 8 a.m. onwards the following day. Similarly donations for the tombola stall will be accepted by Jim Hunter.

Flu Vaccinations

Open adult flu clinics have been arranged at Kersiebank Medical Practice at the following times and dates: Tuesday, October 7, from 9-0.30 a.m. if your surname starts with A or B, 11 a.m.-12.30 p.m. C or D, 1.30-4.30 p.m. E to G; Thursday, October 16, 9-10 30 a.m. H to J, 11 a.m.-12.30 p.m. K, L, Ma to Me, 1.30-4.30 p.m. Mi to My and McA to McG; Monday October 20, 9-10.30 a.m. McI to McV, 11 a.m.-12.30 p.m. N to Q, 1.30-4.30 p.m. R, Sa to Sh; Friday, October 24 9-10.30 a.m. Si to Sy; 11 a.m.-12.30 p.m. T, 1.30-4.30 p.m. U to Z. If these dates are not suitable, please contact the Practice on (01324) 665533 or visit for more information.

Child Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations for children aged two to five years on September 1, 2014, will take place at Kersiebank Medical Practice on Saturday, October 4 from 9-11.30 a.m. The majority of children will receive a painless form of the vaccine given by a nasal spray. If this date is not suitable, please contact the practice on (01324) 665533 or visit for more information.

KHR Service

The Kirk of the Holy Rood service on Sunday will be conducted by the minister with Holy Communion being celebrated at the usual times of 11 a.m. and 6.15 p.m. On September 24 the KHR Woman’s Association is holding a dedication service with Reverend David Smith and family. The Harvest Thanksgiving donation this year will go to The Vine Trust. Collection jars are available from the church and should be returned on Sunday, October 5.

Grangemouth RNLI

The Committee of the Grangemouth Branch of RNLI thank everyone who took part in their recent Bathroom Quiz and are pleased to say £100 was raised for their charity. The winner was Helen Ward.

Abbotsgrange Church

The Reverend Aftab Gohar will conduct the Communion Service at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday. There will be a retiring collection for the church Youth Organisations. Children of Sunday School age will be catered for in the large hall during worship and Crèche facilities are available as usual. Tea and coffee will be served after worship. The new session of the Men’s Association starts on Monday September 22 at 7.30 p.m. when Charles Greer will talk about Offshore Production Vessels. A New Communicants Class for anyone wishing to become a member of the Abbotsgrange Church is planned for October. Anyone who is interested should contact the Minister or the Session Clerk The minister is available for Pastoral Care after worship or can be contacted on (01324) 482109 or e-mail for more information.

Zumba Classes

Zumba Gold continues every Monday and Wednesday at 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. All classes are on over the school holidays. E-mail for more information.

Heritage Trust

There has been a steady stream of visitors to the Grangemouth Heritage Trust premises over the past couple of weeks to visit the First World War exhibition. There have also been some new boards donated from the library depicting scenes from the Aerodrome. Staff have been busy preparing goods for sale at a charity shop in La Porte Precinct which will run from Monday, September 22 to Saturday, September 27. All proceeds will go to help fund the Heritage Centre work.

Psychic Night

The 93rd Braes Scouts are holding a psychic night in Grangemouth Scout Hall on Friday, October 3. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the evening starts at 7 p.m. Private readings will be available on the night and there will be a raffle and a cafe. Tickets are available from Fiona on (01324) 612665 and Val on (01324) 486435.

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 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.

Country Dancing

Get your body and mind in shape! 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. The first class of the session will be on Thursday, September 25. 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

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 Wednesday walk where you will be shown mobility, strength and balance exercises (Otago). There will be no Otago session on Wednesday, September 23. 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

Evangelical Church

On Sunday, September 21 the morning service will take place at 11 a.m. Mr Iain Gibb from Grangemouth will be the speaker and at the evening service at 6.30 p.m. the expected speaker will be Ricky Smith from Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh. All welcome.