Slamannan news from Thursday, March 26

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Parish Church

Last Sunday’s service was conducted by the Rev. Monica MacDonald. On door duty was Ray Buchanan. Palm Sunday service this week will start at the usual time of 11 a.m. The children from the Kids Club will take part in this service. A Daffodil Tea will be held this Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m till 3 p.m. at ‘Ardtalla’, Kirkburn, Slamannan. Homebaking, raffles, crafts and tombola stalls will be available also tea and cakes will be served. Please take time to come along and enjoy a lovely tea while meeting friends and have a chat. A warm welcome is extended to all. The Holy Week services are: Monday, March 30, Slamannan; Tuesday, March 31, Wallacestone; Wednesday, April 1, Polmont; Thursday, April 2, (Maundy Thursday), Laurieston; Friday, April 3, Brightons (Good Friday). All services start at 7 p.m.

Focus Group

Slamannan Youngster’s Focus Group would like to invite P7-S4 young people along to an event on Saturday (March 28) in Slamannan Community Centre from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. If this is you then please come along and tell us what is good about Slamannan and what things would make it better. This is a chance for your voice to be heard. Free lunch will be given. Contact Katie Cummings on (01324) 851548 for more details.

Angling Club

Permits to fish on the River Avon for season 2015 are now on sale. They are available from Linda’s Store (Slamannan); Rod and Creel (Carronshore); Go Fishing (Grahams Road, Falkirk) and also in Maryanne’s Alterations (Bo’ness), Linlithgow Post Office, Curries Printers in Broxburn and Livingston Angling (Houston Industrial Estate). For more information visit www.slamannan.net.

Masonic News

Lodge St John Slamannan No 484 - There will be an Emergency Third Degree tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30 p.m. Visitors will be made welcome.

Community Centre

Slamannan Community Centre have a new Tales for Tots group starting on Tuesday, April 21 from 1.30-2.30 p.m. A free crèche will be provided but this must be booked in advance. Please call (01324) 851548 to book a space. Slamannan Community Centre has the following classes and activities on over the next week - Monday: 9.30 a.m.-noon, Work club; Mums and Toddlers, 9.30-11.30 a.m.; cooking class, 1-3 p.m.; P1-P4 youth club, 6-7.15 p.m.; P4-P7 youth club, 7.30-8.45 p.m. Tuesday: Senior youth club, 6.30-9.30 p.m. Wednesday: Fruit barra, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Credit Union, 10-11 a.m.; Women’s Aid (first Wednesday of month); Citizens Advice (first and third Wednesday of month); Bingo, 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; karate, 6.30-8.45 p..m.. Thursday: Mums and toddlers, 9.30-11.30 a.m.; dancing, 5.30-9.30 p.m.; watercolour class, 7-9 p.m. Friday: Mums and toddlers, 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; arts and crafts, 1-3 p.m. Sunday: Councillor surgery, 10 a.m.-noon.