Camelon news from Thursday, December 4

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Tai Chi

Relax, have fun and improve your health and wellbeing. Qigong is a gentle exercise system that improves flexibility, balance and feelings of wellbeing. All you need is comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Classes held every Monday from 6.30-7.30 p.m. in the Dorrator Road church hall. Contact Yvonne on 07824507785 for further details.

Bethany Hall

Koffee Time meets today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. till noon. The Thought for the Day will be brought by Ernie Bayton with his connections to Luwero in Uganda. He is recently returned from further African visits. You are welcome to join us on that occasion. This Sunday our Bible Teaching at 11.50 a.m. will be given by Bill Turnbull. That afternoon we are at Summerford at 3 p.m. for a short Advent service. Koffee Time Extra meets at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 8 as we look towards Christmas. A musical treat is promised. On Tuesday (December 9) we meet for the Carmuirs Lunch Club - with just one more club before the Christmas holiday. That evening at 7.30 p.m. we meet in Bethany for a prayer meeting and a short epilogue from John Helpburn.

Keep Fit

A combined aerobics and toning class takes place every Wednesday at the Mariner Centre from 7.45-9 p.m. For further information call Sheila on (01324) 634192 or 07859933877.

Camera Club

Meets every Friday from 7-9 p.m. in the Scotia Room, Camelon Education Centre. All welcome.

Juniors Club

There are bingo sessions every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday starting at around 7.30 p.m. From now until Christmas, the Saturday bingo session will begin at around 7 p.m. At Tuesday’s session refreshments are available for a small donation. Entertainment tomorrow (Friday) is vocalist Elaine Wallace with the show starting at 9.15 p.m. On Christmas Eve entertainment is vocalist Joanne Bence with a disco. The show is from 7-11 p.m. The Hogmanay entertainment is vocalist Degsy with the show from 9 p.m. till late. Tickets are £5 and are on sale now from the bar.

Mariner Bar

Entertainment on Saturday is provided by Fraser’s Disco. There are pool and domino tournaments every Sunday from 3.30 p.m. Admission £1.

Treasure Chest

This winner of the weekly draw in aid of Camelon Juniors was Carol McNeil who took the consolation prize of £50 with the ticket sold at Tesco. Next week’s jackpot will be £1150.

Yorkhill Event

There will be fundraising events for Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in the Ochitlree Club this Sunday. A sale will take place from 1-4 p.m. with all the usual stalls. There is a children’s Christmas party from 3-6 p.m. No tickets required, pay £5 at the door and bring a small present for your child to receive from Santa. Contact Isabel on 634689 for more details.

Ochiltree Club

Entertainment on Saturday is by Stevie’s Disco.

Winter Fayre

Everyone at Forth Valley Sensory Centre would like to thank all those who supported the Winter Fayre on Saturday. A total of £842.37 was raised towards centre funds.

Bowling Club

The club agm is on Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m. The childrens Christmas party is on Sunday, December 14 at noon. Santa will be there. Please check your 21 club numbers and ensure payments are up to date.

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 or pop into your local branch at Camelon Community Project, Camelon Education Centre, Abercrombie Street, Camelon which is open every Thursday from 11.30 a.m.-1 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering at all please call or ask at collection. The annual general meeting is on Thursday, January 29, at 6.45 p.m. within Youth and Community Wing, Abbots Road, Grangemouth.

Community Cafe

This is held in Camelon Community Centre and is a non-profit making cafe open to th public Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Satuday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fruit Barra

Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon you can get fresh fruit and veg from your local farmer at the barra in Camelon Community Centre. Healthy Start vouchers accepted and information on healthy eating, as well as free recipe cards and tasting sessions.

Youth Clubs

These take place in Camelon Community Centre on Monday from 5.30-6.45 p.m. for P1-P2; Tuesday from 6.30-8.30 p.m. for S5 and over; Thursday from 6.30-8 p.m. for P3-P5; and Friday from 6.30-8.30 p.m. for P6-S1. These finish on Thursday, December 11 with a disco and resume the week beginning January 19.

Christmas Fayre

Takes place in Camelon Community Centre on Monday, December 8 from 1-3 p.m. All welcome. Free admission and free raffle on entry. Stalls, entertainment and buffet available on the day.

Christmas Movies

Organised by Camelon Young Leaders, this Christmas Family Movie Afternoon takes place on Sunday, Decembeer 14 at 2 p.m. Come along and enjoy the fun with sweets and treats galore. Tickets are free by have to be obtained in advance from Camelon Community Centre reception. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Parish Church

Tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. the new Associate Minister of Camelon Parish Church, Amanda McQuarrie, will be ordained and inducted in the church in a Presbytery service. A good turn-out is hoped for, please come along and support Amanda on this important evening. On Sunday, there will be the annual bereavement Service at 3 p.m. in the church. This is for anyone who has lost someone over the last year or in previous years. All are welcome. The 11 a.m. services continue at the church throughout Advent culminating in the Junior Church Nativity Service on December 21 with a Family Service held at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve and the Watchnight and Carols service from 11 p.m. on the same evening. Our Probationer minister Rhona McDonald preached her final sermon last Sunday, announcing to the congregation her success in being sole nominee at Glasgow Tron: St Mary’s on Red Road. A celebration lunch was held with best wishes and gifts given to Rhona in thanks for her placement at Camelon over the last 15 months. Her ordination at St Mary’s will take place on Thursday, January 22. There are still tickets available for the Christmas Party night on Friday December 12, costing £10, this includes a buffet supper and entertainment, Tickets available from Sheena or Janice. Organisations continue and are looking forward to the Christmas festivities with the Girls’ Brigade meeting on Mondays from 6.30 p.m. and the Boys’ Brigade from the same time on a Thursday evening, both in the Brown Street Hall. The Charity Shop in Main Street continues to thrive providing good quality items to the community at reasonable prices. Watchout for our Christmas Window to ‘arrive’ soon! Why not come along and visit and grab a bargain helping the community and church in Camelon along the way. For more information log on to