Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, May 22

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Larbert Churches Youth Trust annual general meeting will be held in Larbert Old Church Hall on Tuesday, May 27 at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

Stenhouse and Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by the 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 mornings 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.”

Concert

There will be a concert in Stenhouse & Carron Church on Saturday, May 31, at 2.30 p.m. featuring “Pink Flute” performing music from Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi and Bach. Entry is by donation. Pink Flute are the flute ensemble of the City Music School, Mönchengladbach, and have existed for 15 years. Currently there are 14 students who take lessons in piccolo, flute, alto and bass flute. Their repertoire includes original works and arrangements spanning a period of 400 years.They perform regularly in Mönchengladbach and the surrounding area, and undertake concert tours. They made their last tour in August 2010 to Pfronten in Allgäu and have previously made two large concert tours to Crete and Lithuania. In 2005, the ensemble successfully took part in the competition “Young Music” and won First Prize for excellence. In March 2011, the ensemble gained the Second Prize in the National Flute Competition in Ittervoort, Holland. On March 23, 2013 in Freiburg, winning First Prize in the Flute Ensemble Competition held by the German Flute Society was a very special experience! Angelika Euler, founder and director of the ensemble, is flautist and instrumental teacher for Woodwind in the City Music School, Mönchengladbach.

East Church

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by the Rev. Melville Crosthwaite and Mrs Isabelle McMillan, Reader in Training. We will also welcome Larbert Churches Youth Trust, Mike Glass, who will take part in the service. The Young Church meet as usual in the halls before the service. Crèche is held in the Session Room. Refreshment will be available in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. A sale of children’s clothes take place on a Thursday morning from 9.15 a.m. till 10.45 a.m. in the Upper Room. Enter through the church hall back door. Weekday Worship is held in the church at 11.15 a.m. on Thursday. This is a short service and everyone is welcome.

Metafit

A metafit Falkirk class is on every Monday at The Dobbie Hall Larbert 8pm and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir sports centre at 10.15am. For more information call 07739718361.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir of Sunday, May 25 at 10 a.m for Worship and Bible Teaching. The teaching continues with ‘The Good News about Jesus as told by his best friend’ and will be led by Brian Liddle. We will also meet for our Prayer Time on Tuesday, May 27 at 8.15 p.m. Why not come and join us for a Family Film Night, with popcorn and soft drinks, in the Tryst Centre on Sunday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m.

West Church

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Rev Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack,who continues to provide pastoral care services (TN 832011).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 1.00 p.m.

Rotary Club

President Martin Nicol welcomed members and guests to last Wednesday’s meeting at Carmuirs Golf Club. After dinner, members were updated on the successful golf tournament that had taken place at Carmuirs the previous day. President Martin thanked Rotarian Allan French for organising the event and to everyone who took part or contributed to a very successful day. Walter Falconer then introduced the evenings speaker, Genna Duncan, a student paediatric nurse who earlier this year, had chosen to undertake her elective placement in Tanzania. Illustrating her presentation with photographs, Genna shared details of her time spent in the surgical and maternity wards of Amana hospital in Dar Es Salam. Working in often challenging conditions, Genna and her colleagues contributed to the workings of the hospital during the three weeks that they spent there. After a very informative talk, Bill Underhill gave the vote of thanks. Anyone looking to find out more about Rotary or interested in visiting our club can contact us through our website at www.rotarycluboflarbert.org where details of all our activities can also be found.

Community Council

Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council’s next meeting takes place on Monday, May 26 at 7:15 p.m. in the Halls of Larbert Old Church. We will be joined by the roads section from Falkirk Council to discuss roads issues. We will also have our regular monthly updates from the Police and Larbert High School plus matters arising from our April meeting. All are welcome to attend. If you can’t attend, but have a matter you wish to raise, please e-mail us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com, or telephone 01324 875492 or contact us via Facebook (/LSTCommunityCouncil) or Twitter (@LST_CC).”

Lodge Carron 139

The lodge conferred the Mark Master Mason degree on two candidates in Lodge St Andrew Denny and Loanhead last Friday, May 16. All who attended enjoyed the occasion and a harmony followed the degree work. The “obligoyne” stone was heaved into the rubbish of the temple and on to Lodge Carron folk lore.

Car Boot

Following the festive period, 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.

Broomage Club

Slimming World consultant, Libby, invites ladies and gents and young adults aged 11 – 15 to join her very friendly group at the club every Tuesday at 7.30.p.m. She can be contacted on 01324 832152. Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7p.m. The club is available for hire to accommodate Birthday parties, Weddings etc. and further information is available by calling the club after 6p.m. on 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.a.m to 11.a.m. There is also a Monday Twos club from 9.30 till 11.a.m. and a Toddlers Group goes ahead on a Wednesday from 9.30. till 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 and 9p.m. The group would be happy to welcome new members – whatever the standard – and anyone simply

Toddlers and Twos

The above group 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 Thursday mornings between 9. 30. and 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 until 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 8p.m. Entry is £1 and winning team takes all. The Play Your Cards Right game also features on the same evening.

Dog Runs

Larbert man Jim Campbell has created a facility to take the worry out of dog walking. Jim has some six runs at the premises near Larbert viaduct where dog owners can exercise their pets in safety, without the fear of being molested by barely trained creatures roaming around. Jim already has owners using the runs and would be happy to supply further information on 01324 873498.

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 832188. Or, if you would like the Chorus to come and entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary, Bill, on 712362.

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. The particular form of Buddhism has many well known adherents and Big Brother fans will, perhaps, remember Rula Lenska alluding to the Nichiren form when in the house. Further information is available on website www.sgi-uk.org

Bowling Club

The club has arranged another cabaret for Friday, June 13, when back by popular demand is keyboards/vocalist Tony Andrews. The event runs from 8.30.p.m. until Midnight and tickets, priced £5, can be booked at the bar. Meanwhile, cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30.pm. in the Pretoria Road premises.

Burnhead Cabaret

Burnhead Bowling Club is running a Cabaret this Saturday, May 24, when a Robbie Williams and Michael Buble Tribute act performs. Tickets, priced £8, are available from John Beattie on 553366, or enquire at the bar. All are welcome.

Playgroup Sessions

Larbert Old Playgroup has sessions on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30 - 11.25 a.m. in Larbert Old Parish Church Hall (Larbert Cross). Check out our facebook page or call Kirstie on 07904185367 for more details. Mondays are currently full but we have a waiting list in operation.

Zumba Gold

Classes with Carol continue at the Dobbie Hall 11-11.45 a.m.. (main hall). Please note, due to elections, Thursdays class has been rescheduled to Friday, May 23 same time at the Dobbie hall. This class is suitable for beginners to exercise,active older participants or those seeking a slower paced lower impact zumba class. Just pop along 5-10minutes prior to class starting ( main hall) or e mail carlie307@hotmail.co.uk OR contact my Facebook pages ZUMBA WITH CAROL, ZUMBA GOLD WITH CAROL for more details.

Concert

There is a concert at Stenhouse and Carron Church on Saturday, May 31 at 2.30 p.m. featuring “Pink Flute” performing music from Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi and Bach. Entry is by donation. Pink Flute are the flute ensemble of the City Music School, Mönchengladbach, and have existed for 15 years. Currently there are 14 students who take lessons in piccolo, flute, alto and bass flute. Their repertoire includes original works and arrangements spanning a period of 400 years. They perform regularly in Mönchengladbach and the surrounding area, and undertake concert tours.They made their last tour in August 2010 to Pfronten in Allgäu and have previously made two large concert tours to Crete and Lithuania. In 2005, the ensemble successfully took part in the competition “Young Music” and won First Prize for excellence. In March 2011, the ensemble gained the Second Prize in the National Flute Competition in Ittervoort, Holland. On March 23 in Freiburg, winning First Prize in the Flute Ensemble Competition held by the German Flute Society was a very special experience! Angelika Euler, founder and director of the ensemble, is flautist and instrumental teacher for Woodwind in the City Music School, Mönchengladbach. Is there a chance you might give this concert a mention in the Falkirk Herald?

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 (next to Larbert High) on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Please note due to elections, Thursday May 22 class will be at Carrongrange School (next to Larbert High). Just pop along or email carlie307@hotmail.co.uk or Facebook ZUMBA WITH CAROL for more information. A warm welcome awaits all.

Pentecostal Church

On Sunday, May 25, the morning service will commence at 11.15 a.m. in Larbert High School and the speaker will be Pastor Michael Rollo. Teas and coffees will be available from 10.30 - 11 a.m. The evening service will commence at 6.15 pm in the church on Broomage Avenue and the speaker will be Associate Pastor John Rollo.

Larbert Old

A warm and open invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 25, when 2nd Larbert BB will attend in thanksgiving for a successful session of activities. The Service will be led by the Rev John Brown. Crèche and Children’s Activities are provided. Please join us in the hall afterwards for tea and coffee. Prayer Meeting is at 6.30 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. 2nd Larbert BB Company Section Annual Inspection is at 7.15pm on Friday, May 23 in Ladeside Primary School hall. 2nd Larbert Girls’ Brigade Parent’s Evening is at 6.30 p.m. on Monday, May 26 in the church hall. Further information, email: minister@larbertoldchurch.org.uk

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. During the morning service Grace Kids meets for those of primary school age. The Prayer Meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. May is our Gift Month and envelopes can be brought to church or given to elders at any time this month. If you are interested in being part of a small group please sign the sheets available, the deadline being Sunday coming.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church want to give you a warm welcome to anyone who wants to come to any of our church meetings. Our meetings are as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church hold their Sunday Morning Worship from 10.30 - noon. Pastor Alex Paton will be leading the service. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army is from 2.30 - 3.30 p.m., with a cup of tea before our meeting. Major John McCaffrey will be taking the meeting. Monday Home League will be from 1.55 - 3 p.m.. Home League Secretary Margaret Ross will be leading 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. Wednesday Craft Group will be from 1.30 - 3.30 p.m.. Our Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday evening from 7 - 8 p.m.. If you believe in the power of prayer, please come join us, and see God being glorified through the prayers that are answered! We have our Coffee Morning from 10 - noon each Friday. Our next Women’s Breakfast will be Saturday, June 21, and our Guest Speaker will be Andrea Brown who has a powerful testimony. So, put this date in your diary for next month.

Boys Brigade

5th Larbert Boys’ Brigade hold their annual display and parents’ evening at Larbert Baptist Church on Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. All parents and friends of the Company are invited.

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 shorter 30 minute walk both finishing in the cafe afterwords. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call 01324 673703.

Carron Rotary

Vale of Carron Rotary President Jean Geddes of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron welcomed members and guests Margaret Murray, Di Paton and Winifred, Helen and Malcolm from the ‘Elastic Band’ to the weekly meeting in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. After a meal, some correspondence and a status report on the Prize Bingo fundraiser to be held on May 22 in Grangemouth, Rotarian Frances Sharp introduced her friend of more than fifty years, Winifred Wood. Along with Helen and Malcolm, Winifred regularly entertains at Day Care Centres using music and verse to bring back memories. The name of the group, which often plays at services and events at Dalgety Bay Parish Church, comes from the varying numbers who take part. With guitars and a flute providing accompaniment and lovely singing to lead the way, club members almost raised the roof of the hotel. Malcolm delivered an amusing monologue, ‘The Runcorn Ferry’ by Marriott Edgar, which completed the programme. President Jean thanked the Band for their spirited performance and congratulated members and guests on their enthusiastic participation. If you are interested in joining Rotary or learning more about us contact Don on 01324 553039 or visit our club website by typing Rotary Vale of Carron in a search engine. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.