Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, November 6

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41 Club

Larbert & Falkirk 41 Club will hold their next meeting on Monday, November 17 at the Cladhan Hotel, Falkirk starting at 7 p.m. Our guest speaker is Gordon Allan from Malcolm Allan. If you are over 45 and a former member of Round Table and want to attend the meeting or find out more about the 41 club please e-mail stevenbcbarton@btinternet.com by Thursday, November 13.

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and also at 6 p.m. Grace Kids meet during the morning service. The Prayer Meeting will be held on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. The annual dedication service for the work of LCYT will take place in Carrongrange School on Friday, November 7, at 7.30 p.m. Generate, for those of secondary school age, meets at the Dawson Mission this Saturday at 7 p.m.

Zumba Classes

Zumba Gold with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11.45 a.m.

Larbert East

The Remembrance Service on Sunday is at 10.30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite and student Anne White when we will welcome members of the Uniformed Organisations. The Young Church meet in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. The Banner and Craft Group meet in the Session Room on Monday at 2.30 p.m. On Tuesday, the 3rd Larbert BB are holding their Annual Beetle Drive in the large hall at 7 p.m. Admission is £2 and is payable at the door. The Deacon’s Court meet in the Small Hall on Wednesday at 7 p.m. On Thursday morning from 9.15-10.45 a.m. a sale of children’s clothing is held in the Upper Room (admission through the church hall back door.) Weekday Worship is held in the Church on a Thursday morning at 11.15 a.m. This is a short service and everyone is welcome.

Craft Fair

Dobbie Hall Craft fair will be held on Saturday with free admission from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The very popular fair has something for everyone with a selection of good quality hand made goods. Keep the youngsters busy at the childrens craft corner and the chance to take a break at the tea bar manned by the team from Vale of Carron Rotary club. Come along and support your local crafters with the chance to pick up some unusual Christmas gifts.

Carron Rotary

Rotary Club of Vale of Carron President Jill Dewar welcomed members and guests, Peter Henderson and Brian Dick, to a meeting in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. Planning for upcoming fundraisers was progressed after a lovely meal. President-Elect Ken Drummond PHF introduced Peter and Brian from The Gideons International. This organisation supplies Bibles and New Testaments to many hotels, hospitals, prisons, student accommodation, care homes and medical centres in the hope they may provide some comfort at a low point in life. President Jill expressed the thanks of the members. We are delighted to see visitors on Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary, or want to learn more, contact Ken on 07786 067606 or visit the club website. Please also follow on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

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 Mondays 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 through 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.

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 Thursdays 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. 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. 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

A prize bingo goes ahead on Thursday, November 27, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £1 and are available now, or at the door on the night. The event is in aid of Strathcarron Hospice and Beatson Hospital, Glasgow, so a good turnout would be appreciated and all are welcome. The club, meanwhile, 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.

Centenary Fundraiser

Stenhousemuir Bowling Club celebrates its centenary next year and is currently fund raising to give the Church Street premises a complete makeover before the event. To this end a bumper prize bingo goes ahead in the clubhouse on Wednesday, November 26, 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Tickets, priced £1, are available from the bar and players should take along a cup.

Tryst Theatre

The award winning Tryst Theatre promises outrageous five-star X rated hilarity with their new play at the Dobbie Hall in early December. Bouncers, by John Godber, is the high energy tale of one Friday night in a Northern nightclub, with the non-stop action focusing on the exploits of four thuggish doormen and their drunken customers. In the tatty glamour, loud music and flashing lights of the seedy club we meet the smooth talking DJ, the lager swilling lads, the lipsticked, lacquered girls, the late-night kebab man and many more. In all the four actors play over fifty different characters. Fast, frantic and fantastically funny, ‘Bouncers’ – which has strong language – will be staged in the Dobbie Hall from December 8-10 at 7.30 p.m. nightly. Tickets are £10 (£7) are available from the Tryst 24 hour booking line on 07597 981 949 or from the box office on 01324 715886.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army welcomes all to meetings, which are as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church hold worship service from 10.30 a.m. to noon. This week the guest speaker is Corps Sergeant-Major Stuart Shaw. The Salvation Army Sunday Worship led by Major John McCaffrey is from 1.55-3.30 p.m. Monday Home League with Major Alma Thomas is from 1.55-3 p.m. Headway Falkirk’s Memory Group hold their meeting from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday Craft Group is from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Joint Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Friday Coffee Morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Men’s Breakfast is every second Saturday of the month from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Woman’s Breakfast is every third Saturday of the month from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Prize Bingo

Larbert Playgroup Charity Fundraiser Bingo Night will be held at the North Broomage Social Club on Friday, November 21 at 7.30 p.m. Fantastic prizes to be won. Tea/coffee and home baking will be available. Bring along a cup. All welcome.

Supper Dance

1st Larbert Boys Brigade will be holding a supper dance at the Plough Hotel on November 29 at 7.30 p.m. Over 18s only. Tickets are priced at £10, to buy call Margaret Carr on (01324) 570238.

Toddler Group

Looking for a fun, social activity to fill up your week with your wee one(s)? Come along to Larbert West Toddlers and Twos Group. The group is for 0-5 years and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.30-11.15 a.m. during term time, at Larbert West Church. Your wee one(s) will have some playmates and you can have a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. Call playleader Clare on 07870 567116 to reserve your place now.

Stenhouse & Carron

The Remembrance Day service is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church meet during the service and new members are always welcome. The Guild meet in the hall on Monday evening at 7.30 p.m. and will host the Sister Guilds. The speaker is Major John McCaffrey of the Salvation Army who will talk on People Trafficking. The 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 Rotary

President Ronnie Laing PHF welcomed members, a number of guests and visiting Rotarian Morris Easton to last Wednesday’s meeting at Carmuirs Golf Club. After dinner, final preparations were discussed for the forthcoming Phoenix Choir concert that the club is staging in conjunction with Larbert East Church. Tickets priced £8 are now on sale for the concert which will be held on Saturday, November 15 in Larbert East Church. Ian Fraser then introduced the evenings speaker, Gregor Ewing who proceeded to deliver a presentation called ‘Charlie, Meg and Me’. Gregor told the story of how for 44 days in 2012, accompanied by his dog Meg, he travelled 530 miles in the West of Scotland retracing the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie after the battle of Culloden in 1746. Gregor enthralled the audience with an absorbing tale of his adventure that was full of both daring and wit. After questions, Allan French PHF delivered the vote of thanks. Next weeks speaker is Zander Caven. 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.

Larbert West

The Girls’ Brigade annual coffee morning is on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon with tickets priced at £2. All support would be much appreciated. The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be a Remembrance Sunday Service conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack. 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 p.m.

Probus Club

There was a good turnout on October 28 to hear Ian Scott give a fascinating talk on The Falkirk Steeple in its 200th anniversary year. His insight of the building was not only through historical research but also by way of personal exploration. His enthusiasm for the subject was reflected in the attention given by members on whose behalf Tom Findlay gave a vote of thanks.The next meeting at Larbert Bowling Club will be on November 11 when historian, Geoff Baillie, will speak on the ‘Forth Front’ - the effect of wartime on the river. Members too will be appraised of the forthcoming social afternoon and meal for themselves and guests on December 9 for which tentative numbers will be required.

Larbert Old

You are warmly invited to Larbert Old Church at 10.50 a.m. on Sunday, November 9 with the earlier start, to allow for a Remembrance Silence at 11 a.m. The service will be led by Rev. John Brown. Children’s activities and Crèche will be provided in the hall, where tea and coffee will be available after the Service.

Packing fundraiser

Asda Stenhousemuir staff were ‘happy to help’ Vale of Carron Rotary Club hold their successful and first-ever bag pack. Thanks to generous donations from shoppers the fantastic sum of £734 was raised for the club’s Community Fund with every penny destined for local good causes including Strathcarron Hospice. Many customers were interested in hearing more about Rotary activities from the friendly members, making for bags of fun.

Scottish Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing -get your body and mind in shape! The local Royal Scottish Country Dancing class meets in the Age Concern Hall, Larbert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on a Monday night. Beginners please refer to classes in the Laurieston section. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363. More information about us can be found on the website web.rscds-falkirk.org.uk.

Age Concern

Tickets for the Christmas lunches in the Plough Hotel on Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11, will be on sale in the hall from 10 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. on Monday, November 17, and from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19. Tickets £7.50 each.

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. 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 1hr walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Lodge Carron 139

The lodge has a Fellow craft degree on Wednesday. As this is also the PGL visit the lodge will tyle at 7:15.

Zumba Classes

ZUMBA® with CAROL continues at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 p.m. There’s also a class at Carrongrange School (next to Larbert High) on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Just pop along or email carlie307@hotmail.co.uk or Facebook Zumba with Carol for more information. A warm welcome awaits all.