Camelon news from Thursday, July 2

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Bethany Hall

Koffee Time meets today (Thursday) from 10am till noon and we plan to continue on a weekly basis through the months of July and August. Once again we look forward to a new contributor to Thought for the Day. On Sunday we meet for the Breaking of Bread Service at 10.30am and thereafter for tea/coffee at 11.30am The expected speaker at the Bible Teaching Hour at 11.50am is George Taylor from Peterhead and we look forward to his visit now and in September at the other end of the summer. We meet for prayer during the Tuesdays of July at 7.30pm

ILA Cafe

Thanks to everyone who came along to the June Independent Living Cafe in the Sensory Centre. The ILA Cafe is open to anyone with an assessed need by social work and to anyone with an interest in disability. The next cafe is today (Thursday), again in the Sensory Centre, from 12.30-2pm. Come along and enjoy a light lunch, meet old friends or make new ones. Due to rising costs we are having to charge £2 per lunch. For further information, please contact Elma on 07941336635. We are now able to help anyone who might have a problem with transport. Please contact Sandra on 07841725228.

Volunteers Wanted

Camelon Juniors FC are looking for volunteers to assist in various jobs on the park. The park will be open on Saturday from 10am for anyone keen to help.

Juniors Club

Camelon Juniors social club has bingo sessions every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 7.30pm At Tuesday’s session there are refreshments available for a small donation. Entertainment tomorrow (Friday) is vocalist Gary Collins with the show starting at 9.15pm.

Mariner Bar

Entertainment on Saturday is provided by Fraser’s Karaoke Disco. There are pool and domino tournaments every Sunday from 2.30pm. Admission £1.

Treasure Chest

The weekly draw in aid of Camelon Juniors FC saw Pat Murray take the £50 consolation prize with the ticket sold in Tesco Camelon. Next week’s jackpot is £500.

Tamfourhill Centre

Events in the community centre include: Monday – Kay klass dance at 4pm and 4.45pm, Kickbox cardio fitness class at 7pm; Tuesday – Pop in for coffee and a chat from 1-3pm, Parent and toddler group from noon-2pm, and Creative industries workshop at 5.30pm; Wednesday – Junior youth club for P1-P3 at 5.45pm and for P4-P7 at 7pm; Thursday – Senior youth club for S1 onwards from 6.30-8.30pm; Enjoy-a-Ball at 9.30am and 10.30am; Sunday – Jujitsu at 3.30pm.

Ochiltree Club

Entertainment on Saturday is vocalist Lisa McKinlay.

Tai Chi

This is a gentle Chinese exercise system that can help improve your health and wellbeing whatever your age or fitness levels without damaging joints. Benefits can include reduced levels of stress/anxiety, reduce symptoms of back pain, increased flexibility and muscle strength, improve your immune system and much more. Classes are held on Mondays from 6.30-7.20pm in Camelon Parish Church hall in Dorrator Road. Contact Yvonne on 07824507785 or come along to join in a friendly relaxed class. Suitable for beginners.

Parish Church

This Sunday we begin our Summer Services, still at the usual time of 11am but a shorter service. The ministry team of Stuart and Amanda have intrigued us with their promise of a different approach to a familiar topic. Come and join us in the Church on Dorrator Road (just next to the Copper Top). Young and not so young will be very warmly welcomed. Whilst most of the Church organisations take a breather during the summer holidays, the walking group is stepping up the pace with a successful walk to the Queen Elizabeth Forest on June 20, having stopped off for coffee in Aberfoyle, the group continued round part of Loch Achray snapping some super photo’s on the way round. New members are always welcomed, contact Jean or Ian Jenkins on (01324) 626305. The charity shop continues as per usual, opening Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday and Saturday 10am till 1pm. Still on offer are great bargains especially with our continuing holiday theme, check us out, we might have just what you’re needing. Need more information on the shop, services or organisations? Look out for our church website on or follow us on twitter and also our Facebook pages for both the Parish Church and CPC Community Charity shop.

Community Centre

There is a wide range of health and fitness classes running at Camelon Community Centre including, health and fitness training, body sculpt, fitsteps, pilates, tai chi, yoga and zumba. For younger members there is Camelon Arts dynamic dance classes, bounce and sing and baton twirling. There are also lots of community support groups meeting in the centre, including DASH (depression and anxiety support help group), over 50s, employability plus, youth clubs, parent and toddlers and local councillor’s surgeries. The centre also has a large variety of hobbies and interest groups, art classes on two mornings and one night a week, indoor bowling, card making, crochet, knitting, sewing, gaelic language classes for children, model club and slimming club. For details, call (01324) 501654.

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 11.30am-1pm.