Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, July 10

Stenhousemuir town centre
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Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. All are welcome.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church’s Holiday Club for P1-P7 children continues today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) from 1-3 p.m, concluding with a prizegiving on Friday at 7.30 p.m. We will meet as usual in Tryst Community Education Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday, July 13 at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible teaching with tea/coffee at the end of the service. Prayer Time on Tuesday, July 15 at 7.30 p.m. Everyone will be made very welcome at these services. For more information on any of these activities please call 07768 048 446.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Rev. Campbell Campbell-Jack. Creche and Sunday Club facilities are available for all children. Refreshments are available in the hall after the service. The Prayer Group meets in the lesser hall on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Pastoral care will continue to be provided by Rev. Campbell-Jack on (01324) 832011.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. till 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 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.

Larbert East

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

Toddler, Tots and Twos meet at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue continues every Thursday. The facility is for 0 to three-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 and fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859 933877.

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.

Bhuddism 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

Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in Larbert Bowling Club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Burnhead Bowling

The ladies’ section at Burnhead Bowling Club has come up with a unique fundraising event and it’s hoped the local community will respond. On Saturday, July 12, a Cocktail/Tea Party will be held at the Queens Drive premises from 2 p.m. till late. Cocktail dresses and bow ties would lend a bit of glamour to the event, but are not compulsory. Admission is £5 and includes a buffet, raffle and disco. Tickets or further information is available at the bar and all are welcome.

Churches Together

The above group wishes to offer grateful thanks to all who attended the recent coffee morning in the Plough Hotel. An enjoyable time was spent in informal chat and a most interesting and informative talk on Falkirk Foodbank given. The group sincerely thank Dorothy, Ann, Vivian and Jill and Debbie from the hotel. After expenses, £24 was donated to the Fooodbank, as was bags of provisions and the organisers also thank all their faithful supporters for the donations. The group next meets at the Plough on Saturday, October 4, when they will hear about the work of Blythswood.

Jumble Sale

The 62nd Larbert Scout Group gives advance notice of the annual Grand Jumble Sale that takes place on Saturday, August 16, in Larbert Old Church Hall. The members are always very grateful for donations of clothes, toys, books, bric-a-brac etc for the sale and will be issuing details of collection arrangements to householders in the area early next month.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all. Meetings are as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church holds its Sunday Morning Worship led by Pastor Alex Paton from 10.30 a.m. to noon. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army led by Major John McCaffrey is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. The Monday Home League led by secretary Margaret Ross will be from 1.55-3 p.m. Tuesday Headway Falkirk hold its 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 each Wednesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m. Coffee Morning from 10 a.m. to noon every Friday. All the baking and tea and coffee donations will go back into our community programme. Saturday, July 19 there will be Women’s Breakfast from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. This month Ann Mackie is the guest speaker.

Metafit Classes

A Metafit Falkirk class is on every Monday at the Dobbie Hall, Larbert at 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre at 10.15 a.m. All classes will run as normal in the holidays.

Larbert Old

An open invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 13 when the service will be led by Rev. John Brown. A Crèche and activities for children will be provided in church. Join us in the hall afterwards for tea and coffee. Donations are invited for Falkirk Foodbank – see the list of suitable items in the church vestibule. ‘Fit for a King’ Holiday Club dates: August 4-8, 10 a.m. until noon daily in the church hall and grounds. To register, e-mail holidayclub@larbertoldchurch.org.uk. Further information, e-mail minister@larbertoldchurch.org.uk.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite. The Summer Sunday Club for 3-12 year olds meets in the Small Hall before the service. Afterwards, tea/coffee and biscuits will be available in the hall and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there.

Notice Board

Now that the garden to the front of the Plough Hotel has been completed a Community Notice Board has been placed there. If you or your group would like to publicise your work or advertise an event then please contact lauralinscott@icloud.com (Community Council) christine.bell@falkirk.gov.uk (Communities Along The Carron) or john.martindale@falkirk.gov.uk to consider your request. We hope to keep the notice board current and relevant with information on what is happening in the community. There is no cost for this service. If you have seen the work carried out by the LASER group in and around the area and would like to be a part of improving our surroundings for everyone then please get in touch through our website www.laser-association.org.uk.

Volunteer Driver

Headway Falkirk is seeking a volunteer driver. The group, which operates from Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Church would welcome a volunteer driver to help with planning summer trips in the coming months. Any help would be

grateful and the driver would be fed and watered! Please contact Stuart Shaw on 07400 449433 if you can assist.

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The prayer meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. The holiday club will run from August 4-8 in Carrongrange School for kids of primary school age.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues 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. Classes are on over the school holidays. Just pop along or e-mail carlie307@hotmail.co.uk or Facebook Zumba with Carol for more information. A warm welcome awaits all.

Braveheart Walks

Our 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., we 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, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call 01324 673703.