Maddiston news from Thursday, May 22

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Maddiston Old Folks Association Annual Day Trip on Tuesday, June 17 to Perth. The coach will leave at 10 a.m. returning at approx. 9.30 p.m. Tickets £5.00 per person. The Hall will open on Tuesday, June 3 and again on Tuesday, June 10 from 10.30 a.m. till midday for those members who wish to come along and put their names on the list for going on the day trip.

Salvation Army

A warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Morning Worship is every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston. The weekly programme is as follows: Tuesday- Lunch Club at 12.30 p.m. Ladies meeting 2.p.m. Kids Club (5 -12 year olds) 5.30 p.m. Thursday – Parent and Toddlers 9.30 p.m. Bible Study 6 p.m. Friday – Parent and Toddlers 9.30 p.m. All welcome. For further information, contact 01324 711973. Meanwhile, the organisation is looking to develop its programme and it is always looking for volunteers.

Golf Club

Wee Reekie’s disco returns to the club on Saturday, June 7, between 8.30.p.m. and midnight. Tickets, priced £2, can be booked with Tam Forsyth and Zander, or enquire at the bar. Meanwhile, a domino competition goes ahead every Sunday in the Manuelrigg premises at 4.p.m. All are welcome and winners can look forward to the first prize of a Coo Pie.

Community Centre

Thursday there are no groups on due to the centre being closed for the European Elections the centre is a Polling Station. Friday Credit Union 10 a.m. -12 p.m., Older Peoples Forum 10.30 a.m -12.30 p.m. (Gives people a collective voice in local issues), Monday Citizens Advice Bureau 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Tuesday Giggles (toddlers group) 9.30-11.30 a.m., Ju-Jitsu 7 – 9 p.m., On Wednesday Fast Track I.T class is being held 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (call 501696 for information), Also Central Equality are calling all young people aged 10+ to get involved in drama, performance and meeting new people. The project is an innovative new theatre project for young people aged 10 + that will use drama to explore and challenge sectarianism in the community on Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm P4-P7, please call Clair on 01324 610950; We also have an I.T suite for public use for internet access, email access, filling in online forms, job searches homework and printing/copying. For any further information and opening times please call the centre on (01324) 720960.

Parish Church

Last Sunday, Morning Service was conducted by the minister, the Rev Louise McClements, and by Mrs Amanda McQuarrie. During the Intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacquelene Dignan who was our organist for the service. This Sunday, morning service will be held at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. and will be conducted by Mrs Amanda McQuarrie.The Banner Group meets at 2 p.m. each Friday in Blackbraes and Shieldhill Church Hall. All welcome! The Muiravonside Choral Society Spring Concert will be held in the Church on Wednesday, May 28 at 7.30 p.m. More details to follow.

Spring Fayre

93rd Braes Scouts are holding a Spring Fayre in Maddiston Primary School this Saturday, May 24 from 12- 3 p.m. Entry is £1 for Adults (includes a drink and a biscuit) and children are free. There will be a café, tombola, face painting, book stall and many more . We also have craft stalls selling jewellery, plants and baskets, glitter glasses, bows (hair accessories), baby knitting and nappy cakes, sauces, decorated horseshoes, aloe vera products, and cards. We would be grateful for any donations of prizes for our tombola stall and children’s clothes or toys in good condition, these can be handed in at the school on Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. Also baking for our cake and candy stall, this can be handed in Friday, May 23 from 6 p.m. or on the morning of the fayre. There are still a few stalls available for crafts (£10 ) please contact Fiona Ballantyne 01324 612665.

Evangelical Church

There will be a youth Alpha Course on Friday, from 7.30-8.30 p.m. in the Church Annexe. All S1-S6 youth welcome. The Family Service is on Sunday at 11.30 a.m. and wll be taken by John Gillespie from Ayr. Children can go out of the service into their own groups at noon.The evening service at 6.30 p.m. will be taken by Alasdair Fyfe from Glasgow. The parent and toddler gorup will take place on Monday at 9.30 a.m. The Prayer Meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on 01324 473695, visit our website www.falkirkcreditunion.co.uk or pop into your local branch at Maddiston Community Education Centre, which is open every Friday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Family History

If you’d like to trace your family history, the next meeting of the Family History Group will be next Tuesday, May 27 in Maddiston Community Centre. Maddiston & Rumford Local History Group will hold their next meeting next Thursday, May 29 in Maddiston Community Centre, All welcome.