District News for Thursday, February 27

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Worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Rev. John Murning. The Sunday Club meets at the same time, and crèche facilities are available. The Lunch Box is open on Monday from 11 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. for soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee and home baking. All welcome. The Girls’ Brigade meets on Monday at 6.30 p.m. for all girls of school age. Home-from-Home group meets on Wednesday at 1.15 p.m. All articles for the Easter edition of the Church newsletter should be with Elinor Clunie by this Sunday.

Westpark Church

Worship begins at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday when the sacrament of holy communion will be celebrated. 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 from 10.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursdays for tea, coffee and lunch. All welcome.

Baptist church

The Point Youth clubs meets tomorrow (Friday) at 6 p.m. for primary school age and at 7.30 p.m. for senior pupils. New members welcome. The services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by Rev. Norman Graham with communion taking place during the morning service. Children and young people meet in the morning at 11.20 a.m. Ladies ‘Monday Mix’ meet this Monday at 7.30 p.m. with a musical evening with friends from Kilsyth. Prayer and study groups meet at various venues each week. Parent and toddlers groups meet on Thursdays and Fridays at 9.30 a.m.

Gala fundraiser

A quiz night to raise funds for the 2014 Denny Gala Day takes place tomorrow (Friday) in Denny Bowling Clubl, 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start. All welcome.

Masonic news

A regular meeting of Lodge St. Andrew (Denny & Loanhead) No. 176 will be held tonight (Thursday) and the business will include the master mason degree. The lodge’s regular annual visitors from Coulsdon will be attending and a short harmony will follow. Last Saturday, the senior members and widows annual treat was held. Thanks to all who assisted with baking, especially Margo and Jim Reid, the bar and table service, Winnie, Gordon, Ann, Alex, Helen and the others in the kitchen, Ian for setting up and entertainers Paul Phillips, J & R Duo, MC Archie Mackay and The Denny and Dunipace Gleneagles Pipe Band. RWM Kevin McLean attended the Provincial Grand Lodge installation but was back to give the vote of thanks. Last night, he led a deputation to St Andrews No. 199 to confer the third degree. General and Social Club committee meetings will be on Monday. Items for the agenda should be submitted tonight.

Probus club

President Colin welcomed 17 members to the meeting extending a warm welcome to Bridget Raeside the guest speaker. Correspondence from Strathcarron Hospice and Flying for Life was discussed. Bridget introduced her subject, autism spectrum disorder, and explained that the inclusion of the word ‘spectrum’ was necessary because of the extremely wide range of the difficulties caused by this problem. This life-long condition (which is more prevalent in boys than in girls) has a severe impact on the life style of those who suffer from it. First identified some 50 years ago, autism affects about one percent of the population, many of whom remain undiagnosed and have no support. Bridget spoke of some of the challenges in dealing with these pupils who have difficulty in making sense of the world and their place in it. At the end of her talk Bridget answered many questions put by the members. The vote of thanks on behalf of the club was given by the president. The next meeting will be on March 10 when Kay Blair will speak on ‘The St Petersburg Forum’.

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street, Denny 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. Sessions to complete online benefit applications are held at the Community Education Wing at Bankier Primary School on Thursday from 10 a.m.–noon and the Bridge Crescent Community Flat on Tuesday from 1-3 p.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.

Buggy Group

The Denny and DuniPacers buggy group leaves the Home-Start offices every Friday at the new time of 10.30 a.m. All welcome. For more information contact the Home-start office on 01324 829444 or e-mail stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Tenants meeting

Glenwood Tenants and Residents Association will hold its annual general meeting on Friday, March 14 in Fankerton Hut at 7 p.m. All residents and tenants of Fankerton and Stoneywood are invited to attend. Prospective new members of the committee will be made especially welcome.

History Group

The Denny local history group at the Wider Acess for Schools Project will be visited by members of the travelling community on Friday, March 7 at 1 p.m. All welcome.

Puppy Training

Classes start on Sunday, March 9 from noon-1 p.m. Easy fun learning for the whole family. Classes last six weeks and are restricted to a maximum of eight puppies. For more information call Eleanor on (01324) 815896 or 07752526030.

Line Dancing

Next class takes place tomorrow (Friday) in Denny Old church hall from 1-2 p.m. Beginners and improvers welcome.