Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, July 16

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Braveheart Walks

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

Carron Rotary

President Ken Drummond PHF welcomed members to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron at the Plough Hotel in Stenhousemuir. Following a fine meal there were discussions on the beer tent which members are running at the Airth Highland Games on July 25 and activities up to Christmas. Visitors always welcome on Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary, or want to learn more, contact Ken on 07786067606, visit www.ribi.org or the club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook. Note that we meet fortnightly in July and August.

Lodge Carron

Brethren please note the Lodge has a general committee meeting on Monday, July 20 at 7.30pm.

Larbert Old

You are warmly-invited to the Larbert Old Church Service at 11am on Sunday, July 19, which will be led by Rev John Brown. Children’s activities will be provided. Services will be held in the hall, while renovation in the church is completed. ‘Mega Makers’ Holiday Club will be held from August 3-7. Registration details are on the church website www.larbertoldchurch.org.uk. Further information, email, minister@larbertoldchurch.org.uk.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8pm. Zumba Gold with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11.45am.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church meets in the Tryst Community Education Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir at 10am on Sunday for Worship and Bible Teaching. The teaching will continue the theme of ‘A closer look at Christ’ with the subject ‘The Work of Christ’ and will be led by Brian Liddle. This service will be followed by tea/coffee. Meeting in the centre on Tuesday at 7.30pm for Prayer Time. You will be most welcome at either of these services. For more information or a chat, call 07768 048446.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30am 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 8pm. 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 7pm. The club is available for hire to accommodate birthday parties, weddings etc. and further information is available by calling the club after 6pm 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 through to Friday at Larbert East Church from 9.20-11am. There is also a Monday Twos club from 9.30-11am and a Toddlers Group goes ahead on a Wednesday from 9.30-11am. 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 8.15-9pm.

Toddler Group

Toddlers, Tots and Twos meets 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 9.30-11am. The cost is £1 per child and includes snacks. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983534424.

Aerobics Class

Aerobics and conditioning classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25-7.30pm. Those wishing to become toned fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192 or 07859933877.

Ochilview Bar

The old Warriors Club has resumed Friday night bingo sessions and eyes-down is at 8pm prompt. Meanwhile, every Sunday at 3pm 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 8pm. 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 7.30pm 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 entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary Bill, on (01324) 333035. The Chorus can also be contacted via their e.mail 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

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.pm 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. A new session of Walking Football has started and places are available at Ochilview on Wednesdays at 6.p.m. 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. Why not pop in to give it a try or call the football club on (01324) 562992.

Stenhousemuir Bowling

Currently celebrating its 150th season when all games will be played at home, the club would be delighted to welcome new members at the Church Street green. Forms are available at the bar and the entry fee has been reduced to half price at the present time.

Scout Fayre

For many years the 62nd Larbert Scout Group has been very grateful to everyone who has supported their annual jumble sale by donating items and attending the event. This year the group is replacing the jumble sale with a Summer Fayre and it goes ahead on Saturday, August 15, between 11am and 2pm in Larbert Old Parish Church Hall. There will be stalls and events for all the family, including bouncy castle, games, crafts, demonstrations, nearly new items, jewellery, home baking and refreshments. Full details will be given in early August and it is hoped that the community will go along in numbers to support and enjoy a great family day out.

Salvation Army

The following services will be at the Stenhousemuir Salvation Army this coming week: Sunday from 10.30am to noon is Cornerstone Full Gospel Church led by CSM Stuart Shaw. From 2.30-3.30pm Salvation Army Worship Service is taking place led by Major John McCaffrey. He also will be the speaker at the Monday Home League from 1.55-3pm. Headway Falkirk’s Memory Group will be Tuesday from 10-11am. If you or anyone you know suffers from acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury and wants help, please call 07400449433 and speak with Stuart. Wednesday Craft Group meets 1.30-3.30pm. Joint Prayer Meeting is Wednesday 7-8pm. Coffee Morning from 10am to 12.30pm each Friday.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15am and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. All are welcome to join us in worship.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be conducted by Dr Mark Laing. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet in the lesser hall at 1pm.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service at 10.30am will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite, when we will also celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. The Summer Sunday Club for 3-12 year olds meet in the Small Hall before the service. Crèche will be held in the Session Room. There will be tea/coffee in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft stall will also be there.