Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, April 23

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Summer Fayre

St Bernadette’s Primary School, in Edward Avenue, Stenhousemuir is having its annual Summer Fayre on Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be lots of fun for all the family including live entertainment from Evolve, Stenhouse School of Dance and the school drama group with a taster of their latest production ‘Oliver’. There will also be a bouncy castle, bungee run, Tartan Warrior assault course for the more energetic, pony rides, tombola stalls, kids games, craft tent plus many more. Everyone is welcome to come along. If any local businesses would be interested in taking a stall at the fayre, please email stbernadettespcfundraising@gmail.com in the first instance for more details.

Lodge Carron

The PM’s of the Lodge conferred the Master Mason degree on April 22. This was Lodge Carron’s last regular degree for the season. However Lodge Carron have been invited to confer the Mark Master Mason degree at Lodge Abercrombie 531 on Tuesday, April 28. Contact any office bearer for travel arrangements.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8 p.m. Zumba Gold with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11.45 a.m. All welcome.

Community Council

Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood Community Council will meet on Monday, April 27 at 7.15 p.m. in the Halls of Larbert Old Church. All are welcome to attend the meeting and raise any matters. Falkirk Community Trust are coming along to update us on the proposed gym on Stenhousemuir Town Centre. If you can’t attend, but have a matter you wish to raise, please email lst-cc@virginmedia.com or call (01324) 875492. There is also still time to complete the community survey and to enter the photography competition. For more details, visit www.lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk.

Grace Church

Services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Grace Kids also meet at 10.30 a.m. The weekly Prayer Meeting will be held this Thursday at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. All are warmly invited to these services. Generate, for teenagers of school age, meets this Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. The Church AGM will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Dawson Mission.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. until noon and pitches cost £6 for one and £9 for two. For hall and pitch bookings call (01324) 570450.

Al Anon

A meeting of the above takes place every Friday in Larbert Old Church Hall at 8 p.m. The group also meets in Grahamston United Church, Falkirk, on Monday evenings at the same time. For a local contact number call 0141 339 8884.

North Broomage

Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. The club is available for hire to accommodate birthday parties, weddings etc. and further information is available by calling the club after 6 p.m. on (01324) 552685.

East Playgroup

Larbert East Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children of two years six months and upwards and runs on Tuesday to Friday at Larbert East Church from 9.20-11 a.m. There is also a Monday Twos club from 9.30-11 a.m. and a Toddlers Group goes ahead on a Wednesday from 9.30-11 a.m. Anyone interested in joining any of these groups will be welcomed at the church at the above times.

Badminton Club

The club meets in the games hall at Larbert High School every Monday from 8.15-9 p.m.

Toddler Group

Toddlers Tots and Twos meets at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue continues every Thursday. The facility is for 0-3 year olds and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursdays between 9.30-11 a.m. The cost is £1 per child and includes snacks. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983 534424.

Aerobics Class

Aerobics and conditioning classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25-7.30 p.m. Those wishing to become toned fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859 933877.

Ochilview Bar

Starting tomorrow (Friday) a former favourite of the old Warriors Club returns. Bingo will take place every Friday thereafter when eyes-down is 8 p.m. prompt. Meanwhile, every Sunday at 3 p.m. a domino competition goes ahead when the winner takes home a steak pie and runner-up a quarter bottle of spirits. Entry is £1 and monies raised go to charity. Tonight (Thursday), the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge 8 p.m. Entry is £1 and winning team takes all. The Play Your Cards Right game also features on the same evening.

Barbershop Singing

Sweet Harmony Barbershop Chorus meets for practice every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in Larbert East Church Hall (Kirk Wynd) where new members will be made most welcome. If you’d like to give it a go, phone conductor, Ian, on (01324) 832188. Or, if you would like the chorus to come and entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary, Bill, on (01324) 712362. The chorus can also be contacted via their email address, info@sweet-harmony.org.uk and further information is contained within their website, www.sweet-harmony.org.uk.

Buddhism Meeting

Practitioners of Nichiren Bhuddism meet once a month in the Rotary Hall, Larbert – next to the Dobbie – and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Further information is available on website www.sgi-uk.org.

Larbert Bowling

A prize bingo goes ahead at the club on Thursday, May 7, with eyes down at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £1 at the bar or pay on the night. Please bring a cup. The club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available from members or at the clubrooms. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Walking Football

Stenhousemuir F.C. Community Development Director, Jamie Kirk, would be delighted to hear from anyone over 50 wishing to enjoy a new initiative at the club. Walking Football goes ahead at Ochilview every Monday morning at 10 a.m. and given running with the ball is out of bounds it is ideal for those who feel they would benefit from a gentler form of the game as well as enjoying the social aspect. For more information, call the club on (01324) 562992.

Stenhousemuir Bowling

The new season kicked off last week when the club celebrated its 150th birthday and all fixtures this term will be played at home to recognise the anniversary. Falkirk Council also recognises the historical landmark with a Civic Reception at the premises on Friday, June 19. Meanwhile, the club would be delighted to welcome new members at the Church Street green and forms are available at the bar. The entry fee has been reduced to half price at the present time. Tickets, priced £6, available for 1960’s showband, Heartbeat, this Saturday. The popular musicians supply what it says on the tin and they appear on stage around 9 p.m. after the bingo. David Taylor fills the spaces with his disco and further information is available at the bar.

Old Playgroup

Larbert Old Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children from two and upwards and runs on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30-11.25 a.m in Larbert Old Parish Church (Larbert Cross). Email loplaygroup@hotmail.com for more information or pop in for a visit during session times. Younger siblings also welcome.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church (Sunday School) meet during the service and new members are always welcome. The popular Wednesday Welcome awaits you in the hall on Wednesday at 10 a.m. All are welcome to have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and listen to the minister’s thought for the day.

Larbert West

The Forth Road Bridge walk for Christian Aid is on Saturday. Details from Maureen on (01324) 554598. On Sunday, the service at 10.30 a.m. is a joint service with members of Larbert Old and will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. The Prayer Group meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church will meet on Sunday at 10 a.m. in Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir for worship and Bible teaching. A new teaching series on ‘The Letters to the Seven Churches’ will commence and this will be led by Brian Liddle. The service will be followed by tea/coffee. Prayer time on Tuesday will be at 8.15 p.m. If you would like to know more please call 07768 048446.

Larbert East

On Sunday the service at 10.30 a.m. will be led by Anne White, OLM Student in Training. The Young Church meet in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. On Tuesday, the Prayer Group meet in the Session Room at 6.30 p.m. A sale of children’s clothes takes place in the Upper Room on a Thursday from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Entry is through the back door of the church hall. Weekday Worship is held in the Church on a Thursday at 11.15 a.m. This short service is ideal for those who can’t get to church on Sundays. All welcome.

Probus Club

The Larbert & Stenhousemuir Probus Club met on April 14 for its AGM. The members heard the report of another busy and successful year and approved the accounts. Tribute was paid to the committee for their work and the outgoing president Tom Meikle, who because of illness, was unfortunately unable to attend. The new president, Harry Johnston, was joined by two new members on the committee for next session. After discussion as to speakers and ideas for next session, Ian Scott reminded everyone about the outing on Tuesday, April 28, meeting at the upper car park at the Falkirk Wheel at the early start time of 9.45 a.m. for onward transport to Linlithgow and return by boat along the Union Canal, with sightseeing and refreshments en route.

Larbert Old

On Sunday, April 26, there will be no service in Larbert Old. There will be a Joint Service in Larbert West Church at 10.30 a.m. led by Rev. Campbell Campbell-Jack. Crèche and Sunday School will be provided. On Tuesday, April 28 the Congregational Board will meet in the Rennie Lounge at 7 p.m. and the Ladies Group will meet for a Silent Auction in the hall at 7.30 p.m. Further information, email minister@larbertoldchurch.org.uk.

Braveheart Walks

Lively walks in Larbert leave every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a slower 30 minute walk both finishing in the cafe afterwards. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join a slower 30 minute walk or brisker one hour walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Vine Trust

The next Tanzania fundraising event is a Grand Fun and Games Night on Tuesday, April 28 in Larbert East Church Hall at 7 p.m. There will be a light-hearted quiz and other activities to test your skills. Come and join in the fun, have a laugh and enjoy a friendly social evening. Bring your family and friends. Tickets are only £3 per person or £5 for a family and are available from Fiona Jardine on (01324) 482666 or pay at the door. Refreshments included.