Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, August 7

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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. Tables are available for anyone wishing to make some money from unwanted items and all money raised benefits the Hall Trust. 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 meetings allow people to share experiences and gain advice on coping with family members suffering from alcoholism. 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 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 between 8.15-9 p.m. The group would be happy to welcome new members.

Toddler Group

Toddlers Tots and Twos meet at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue every Thursday. The facility is for 0–3 year olds and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursday mornings 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 07859933877.

Ochilview Bar

Tonight (Thursday), the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge of the former Warriors Club at 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) when 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 e.mail address, info@sweet-harmony.org.uk and further information at 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

The above club is holding a Race Night and Disco on Saturday, August 30, when the first race is at 7.30 p.m. Entry is £5 at the door or book at the bar. Details about purchasing horses, or any other enquires, can also be obtained at the bar. The Ladies’ section have had a successful run recently emerged with a creditable draw last week in the final of the Falkirk District Rinks competition, a tournament that involved around 16 clubs from the area. Marlene Connell, Wilma Angelini, Marlyn Mackie and Jean Thompson were the triumphant ladies. Congratulations are also due, Jean Laird, Wilma Angelini and Chris Stainsby who lifted the Allandale Triples recently. Meanwhile, the Open Pairs competition tomorrow (Friday) has proved so popular that it is now fully subscribed. The club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available at the bar. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30.pm. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Jumble Sale

The 62nd Larbert Scout Group is holding a Grand Jumble Sale on Saturday week, August 16, at 2 p.m. in Larbert Old Church Hall (next to Larbert Cross). A very large selection of bric-a-brac, toys, books, clothes and shoes are some of the numerous items for sale. Home baking and refreshments will also be available and all profits go the Scout Group to help with the upkeep of the hall and provide worthwhile activities for the young people of the area throughout the year.

Stenhouse & Carron

A garden party will be held in the church grounds on Saturday, August 9 from 2-4 p.m. Stalls include - treasure hunt, beat the goalie, music, books and teas. The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. All welcome.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack who continues to provide pastoral care (01324) 832011. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service, with ‘Conversations with Campbell’ in the church at 11.45 a.m. All welcome. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet in the lesser hall at 1 p.m.

Larbert Old

An open invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 10. The all-age service will be a thanksgiving celebration for ‘Fit for a King’, led by Rev. John Brown and the Holiday Club. A crèche will be provided in church. After the service, you are warmly invited to tea or coffee and a barbecue. Donations are invited for Falkirk Foodbank. For further information, email minister@larbertoldchurch.org.uk.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m and will be led by Mrs Kay Brown. The Summer Sunday Club for 3-12 year olds meet in the Small Hall before the service. 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.

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and the Holiday Club Family Service, and at 6 p.m. The Prayer Meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. The holiday club, ‘Mega Makers’, runs until Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in Carrongrange School for kids of primary school age. A big thank you to all who have helped. Our prayers are with John and the family in their loss of Elinor last week.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Centre on Sunday, August 10 at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible teaching. The Survey of the Minor Prophets which will be led by Bill Davidson. The service will be followed by tea/coffee. We will also meet in the centre on Tuesday, August 12 at 7.30 p.m. for Prayer Time. All welcome. For more information or to talk about the Christian faith, please call 07768 048446.

Tryst AGM

Tryst Community Development Group AGM will take place in the Tryst Community Centre on Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m. All welcome.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 p.m. also class at Carrongrange School on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Zumba Gold at Dobbie Hall from 11-11.45 a.m. on Thursday for active older participants. Classes are on over the school holidays. Just pop along or email carlie307@hotmail.co.uk or Facebook Zumba with Carol for more information. A warm welcome awaits all.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all. Meetings are as follows - Cornerstone Full Gospel Church hold their Sunday Morning Worship from 10.30 a.m. to noon. Pastor Alex Paton will be leading the service. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. Envoy Billy McMurray will lead the worship. The Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. Major John McCaffrey will be taking the meeting. Tuesday Headway Falkirk hold their Memory Group from 10-11 a.m. If you or a loved one seek help from a problem related to head injury, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Craft group will take a break for the month of August. Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m. Coffee Morning from 10 a.m. to noon every Friday. Saturday, August 10 is men’s breakfast where Jim Mitchell will be the men’s speaker. Saturday, August 16 is women’s breakfast from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. This month we have Margaret Lindsay is guest speaker.

Braveheart Walks

Lively walks in Larbert are full of friendly faces, who enjoy the scenery on serveral different routes around this area. Every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. leave from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a slower walk (average 30 minutes) both finishing in the cafe afterwords. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join a slower 30 minute (average) walk or brisker one hour walk, when you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.