Slamannan news from Thursday, November 6

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Parish Church

Last Sunday’s service was conducted by the Reverend Monica MacDonald, a beautiful opening solo was sung by Grace Douglas. Bible readings were by Linda McGarry. On door duty were Linda McGarry and John Johnstone. During intimations, the minister welcomed Elizabeth Farley, organist for the service, who is welcomed back after a recent illness. The social evening held last Friday was a great success and realised the sum of £560, which was equally shared with the Bowling Club. The next social event will be a St Andrews evening held in the Bowling Club on Friday, November 21. The Christmas Farye will be held in the Community Centre on Saturday, December 6, and all donations for the stalls can be handed into Linda’s shop. The Congregational Board will meet in the Bowling Club this Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. followed directly by the session meeting. This Sunday, is the Remembrance Service at the earlier time of 10.45 a.m. please note we are currently worshipping at the Bowling Club. A warm welcome awaits all. Anyone requiring the services of a minister, should contact the Reverend Monica MacDonald on (01324) 874807.

Focus Group

Slamannan community centre is looking for between four to eight people aged over 50 for some focus groups for Health Scotland. The focus group exercises are quite light, conversational and regarding healthy ageing and what makes a difference to wellbeing, health and mood as people age in Scotland. Please call (01324) 851548 if you are interested in taking part.

Angling Club

Permits to fish on the River Avon for season 2014 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.

Community Centre

Weekly times for groups which meet at Slamannan Centre are as follows – Monday: Work Club, 9.30 a.m.-noon; Mums and toddlers, 9.30 a.m.–11.30 a.m.; Youth Club P1-P4, 6-7.15 p.m. and P4-P7, 7.30-8.45 p.m. Tuesday: Year 1 plus youth club, 6.30-9.30 p.m. Wednesday: Credit Union, 10-11 a.m..; Citizen Advice Bureau, 10.30 a.m.-1 p.m. (every first and third Wednesday); Fruit Barra, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Bingo Group, 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; Wednesday Club, 1-3 p.m.; WRI, first Wednesday of month, 6.30 -9 p.m.; Karate, 6.30-8.30 p.m. Thursday: Mums and toddlers, 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m.; Over 50s keep fit 9.30-10.30 a.m.; Dancing, 5.30-9.30 p.m.; Adult 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. Saturday: Dancing, 2–4 p.m. Sunday: Dancing, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Cllr McLuckie surgery, 10 a.m.–noon. Councillor Hughes every two weeks, 12.15-1 p.m. For more information on any of these groups please contact Slamannan Community Education Centre, Bank Street, Slamannan, or on 01324 851548.