Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, Octobeer 23

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Worship on Sunday includes the communion service and will be led by the Rev. Neil Barclay. The Sunday Club meets at the same time and there will be a creche for younger children. The Lunch box is on Monday where you can have home made soup, sandwiches and home baking. The Girls Brigade is on Monday at 6.30 p.m. and is open to all girls of school age. The Guild meets on Tuesday night where you can hear the second part of John and Peter’s story, this is an open meeting and all are welcome. The Crafty Coffee morning is this Saturday. Come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. This is the last Sunday for items to be handed to Elinor Clunie. There is no Wednesday communion.

Baptist Church

The Point youth clubs meet tomorrow (Friday) at 6 p.m. for junior pupils and at 7.30 p.m. for senior pupils. The services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by the Rev. Norman Graham. Visitors are always welcome. Tea, coffee and cake will be available following the morning service with a donation of £1 or more for charity. Prayer and study groups operate at various venues during the week. Parent and toddlers groups meet on Thursday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m.

Westpark Church

Worship on Sunday begins at 10.30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Phyllis Wilson. Kidzone take part at the start of the service then move to the halls to enjoy their own activities. Creche facilities are also available. The Wednesday Welcome is open from 10 a.m. for fellowship over tea or coffee followed by a short service from 11.15-11.45 a.m. The Open Door is open today (Thursday) from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for tea, coffee and lunch. There is a choice of two soups, main course, sandwiches, sweet or fruit loaf at reasonable prices. All welcome. Please note that the collating and checking of the Blythswood shoeboxes will take place on November 21.

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street and is open today (Thursday), Friday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A legal clinic is held every four weeks on Wednesdays by appointment only (4-5 p.m.). Outreach clinics are held at the Community Education Wing at Bankier Primary School today (Thursday) from 10 a.m.-noon, at Bridge Crescent Community Flat on Tuesday from 9.30 a.m.-noon and Denny Parish Church Hall on Wednesday from 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Telephone service (Citizens Advice Direct) available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on (01324) 823118.

Masonic News

A regular meeting of Lodge St. Andrew (Denny & Loanhead) No. 176 will be held tonight (Thursday) at Kirkslap when Lodge St. John Slamannan No. 484 will carry out the 2nd degree ceremony. The deputation will be headed by their new RWM Bro. Graham McComb, who was installed by his father, Lenny, on Saturday. Lodge 176 was the last call on Sunday afternoon for a group of cyclists who rode over 100 miles over the weekend to raise funds for Prostate Scotland, visiting all 23 lodges in the Province of Stirlingshire. They were welcomed by PGL Master Bro. Andrew McKinnon and 176 RWM Bro. Kevin McLean, who piped them along Broad Street and into the Lodge. Well done to all especially in Sunday’s torrential rain. Tickets can now be reserved for the country and western night featuring Buzzard Creek on November 22 and tickets can be reserved at the bar on Monday, Friday or Saturday evenings.

Car Boot

Dunipace Primary Parents Association are holding a car boot sale on November 8, from 8 a.m. (for sellers) and 8.30 a.m. for buyers. Anyone looking to book a car in please contact, £10 if you have your own table or £15 if you require one.

Buggy Group

The Denny and DuniPacers buggy group leaves the Home-Start offices tomorrow (Friday) at the new time of 10.30 a.m. All welcome. For more information contact the Home-start office on (01324) 829444 or email

Hospice Thanks

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Hair and Fashion Show in the Crypt Hall, Denny on October 8, for Strathcarron Hospice. Special thanks to Linda and staff from the Krop Shop, Banknock, who provided all the models and the ladies who displayed the wedding attire and the bridesmaid. Also the shops in Denny who supplied raffle prizes and to everyone who came along and supported this event in any way. The wonderful sum of £1408 was raised.

Cabaret Night

Denny Bowling Club is holding a ‘The Time of Your Life’ cabaret night on Sunday, November 8. Tickets are still available, priced at only £6.

Toyzone Fundraiser

Toyzone parent/carer and child group is holding a fundraising Halloween ladies night at the Broompark Centre, Denny on Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m., finishing at midnight. Please bring your own drink and nibbles. Tickets are £10. Call 07718920395 for more details. Fancy dress is optional but there will be a prize for the best costume.

Dunipace Juniors

The Pace are away to St Anthony’s in the second round of the Scottish Cup. Kick-off 2.30 p.m.

Green AGM

The Community Green Initiative annual general meeting takes place tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Rooms, Milton Row, Dunipace. There will be an opportunity to celebrate the vast contributions made by Michelle Miller Allen to voluntary work in the community.

Litter Pick

The annual CGI litter pick is on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Herbertshire Castle Park, also known as the gala park. Equipment and refreshments provided. Fancy dress is optional. All help, no matter for how long, will be appreciated. Meet at the car park.

Guides Disco

The Carron Division Girl Guiding annual Halloween disco will be held in Westpark Church halls on October 27 from 6.30-8.30 p.m. Any Rainbow or Brownies from Denny and Dunipace and Bonnybridge Packs are invited to come along and join in the fun - come along in fancy dress and the best costume will win a prize.