Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, May 8

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Summer Fayre

St Bernadette’s Primary School, Edward Avenue, Stenhousemuir are having a Summer Fayre on Saturday, May 31 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be lots of fun for all the family including live entertainment, bouncy castle, bungee run, pony rides, carwash, tombola stalls, kids games, craft tent plus many more. This event will be open to staff, pupils and parents of the school and the wider local community. Any local businesses interested in taking a stall at the fayre can contact tbernadettespcfundraising@gmail.com.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Education Centre on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. for Worship and Bible Teaching. Study in ‘The Good News about Jesus as told by his best friend’ will continue and this study will be led by guest speaker, Derek Malcolm. Prayer Time in the Centre on Tuesday, May 13 at 8.15 p.m. Next ‘More than Gold’ event will be a Film Night on Sunday, June 1 at 7 p.m.

Larbert Rotary

The Rotary Club of Larbert will host a fundraiser for Strathcarron Hospice. The UK’s leading ABBA tribute band Swede Dreamz will perform at the Dobbie Hall Larbert on Saturday, June 14 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets priced £12 are now on sale and can be obtained from the Steeple Box Office, Sisman’s Newsagents and the Quick Stop Shop, Larbert. Full details of this event as well as all our activities can be found on the Rotary Club of Larbert website.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Reverend Danny Mathers. 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.

Larbert West

The coffee morning with St Bernadette’s is on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. Tickets £2.50 or pay on the day. Offers of baking or other assistance please to Mae on (01324) 562039. On Sunday the service at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Rev. 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. All welcome. From 4-6 p.m. there is a Messy Church service of fun activities and fellowship for all families,friends, children and members, ending with a meal for all. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall. At 7.30 p.m. our annual quiz night takes place in Falkirk Tryst Golf Club. Tickets priced £5 include a substantial supper.

Metafit Class

A Metafit Falkirk class is on every Monday at The Dobbie Hall Larbert 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre at 10.15 a.m. For more information call 07739 718361.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by Reverend Melville Crosthwaite and Isabelle McMillan, Reader in Training. The Young Church meet in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee will be available in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft stall will also be there. On Sunday evening, the monthly informal service will be held in the church at 6.30 p.m. also led by Reverend Crosthwaite and Mrs McMillan. The theme will be on Christian Aid and members of the World Mission Team will take part. Afterwards, tea/coffee and time for a chat. A sale of children’s clothes is held in the Upper Room on a Thursday morning between 9.15-10.45 a.m. Enter through back door of church hall. Weekday Worship is held on a Thursday morning at 11.15 a.m. This is a short service and everyone is welcome. Advance notice is given of the Christian Aid Coffee Morning to be held in the church hall on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. till noon. Admission is £2.

Larbert Baptist

Larbert Baptist Church is celebrating 110 years of witness in Larbert this year and there will be a week of Revival Mission meetings from Sunday, May 11 to Sunday, May 18 (excluding Saturday). Sunday meetings are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and week nights at 7.30 p.m. We have two speakers from the Faith Mission, Gordon Thomson and William Harrison are coming to lead the Mission. All are welcome to come and attend the meetings.

Probus Club

An end of session outing on April 29 to the Anstruther Fisheries Museum turned out to be less than anticipated for one member and his wife, when she stumbled in a car park and sustained a broken hip, necessitating an emergency visit and stay at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. The other 30 day trippers enjoyed late afternoon sunshine at the resort, once the east coast haar lifted and after visiting the ever extending and improving museum facility, along with the almost mandatory ‘cuppa’, they adjourned to the ‘Anster’ Golf Club for an excellent high tea and the usual convivial fellowship.

Judo fundraiser

The Yamarashi Judo Club is holding a ‘Come Dine With Me Spooky Night’ on May 31 from 7-11 p.m. in the Ochilview Bar, Stenhousemuir. Tickets, costing £5, available by calling Katie on 07901698956.

Fiddle Workshop

Falkirk Fiddle Workshop meets on a Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Station Hotel, Larbert. Throughout May guest tutors are Dougie Lawrence and Gavin Marwick who will be taking the intermediate and advanced sections. Beginners are very welcome and are given a 30 minute lesson by Sandy Harvey, an in-house tutor. As we are holding our AGM on Tuesday, May 27 no lessons are planned for that evening. The AGM will be held in the usual venue - The Station Hotel, Larbert at 7 p.m. For further information visit www.falkirkfiddleworkshop.org.uk.

Stroke Group

Larbert Stroke Group provides activities and friendship for stroke survivors and their carers. They meet on a Friday at Carronvale Hall at 1 p.m for a few hours. If you can help out occasionally by providing transport, or making coffee or blethering, please get in touch with Melanie on 07714 337578.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all to church meetings. Meetings as follows - Cornerstone Full Gospel Church Sunday morning worship from 10.30 a.m. to noon. Allan McBride from Glasgow will be guest speaker at the service. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. Major John McCaffery will lead the meeting with a cup of tea before. Monday Home League 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 are seeking help from a problem related to head injury, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Wednesday Craft Group cancelled this week. Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Friday Coffee Morning will run from 10-11 a.m.

Larbert Old

An open invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 11 led by Reverend John Brown. Crèche and children’s activities will be provided. Please join in the hall afterwards for tea and coffee. Prayer Meeting at 6.30 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. E-mail minister@larbertoldchurch.org.uk for further details.

Bowling Club

Popular guitarist/vocalist Hank Lennon makes a welcome return to the Church Street Club this Saturday and he will take the stage around 9 p.m. Hank follows the bingo and David Taylor’s plugs the gaps with his disco. Entry is £3 and further information is available at the bar.

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, for those of primary school age, meet. The Prayer Meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. Generate, for secondary school pupils, meets this Saturday from 7 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. There will be a meeting of those using the Explore Notes on Wednesday, May 14 at 7.30 p.m. at the Manse. May is our Gift Month and envelopes can be brought to church or given to elders at any time this month.

Nature-Fest Events

Carron Dams Walk, takes place today (Thursday, May 8) at 1.30 p.m. at Carron Dams.

Braveheart Walks

Our more popular 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 for Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Carron Rotary

President Jean Geddes of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron welcomed members to the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. After a good meal and some short discussion on business matters Rotarian Graham McGregor was invited to talk on his experiences in Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom surrounded by South Africa. One of his major tasks was to survey the whole road network. In large, remote areas, often on horseback, Graham found shelter at night in Catholic Missions. Colourful photos of local people and unusual rock formations illustrated his amusing and enlightening tales. President Jean gave a warm vote of thanks on behalf of the club. The meeting on May 7 will be the AGM. Earlier that day several members will go to Linlithgow to support Carronshore Primary School in the area semi-final of the District 1020 Primary Schools Quiz. 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.