Falkirk news from Thursday, July 23

The announcement Bank has been placed in administration is another blow for the high street
The announcement Bank has been placed in administration is another blow for the high street

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Domino League

Fairplay Domino League week 20 results: Cheerz 7, Roman Bar A 5; Railway 5, Scotia 7; Star Inn 8, Anchor 4; Legion 6, Aunty Katies 6; Mill Inn 7, Ship Inn 5; Tam Bain 4, Ellwyn 8; Aitkens 6, Clachan 6; Roman Bar B 7, Soohoose 5.

Trinity Church

Falkirk Trinity Church www.falkirktrinity.org.uk Tel 611017. The service this Sunday (July 26) commences at 11am and will be led by Robert Allan. Tea, coffee and fellowship will be available in the main hall following the service. The National Boys Choir of Scotland and The National Girls Training Choir of Scotland will be performing Sixty Minutes of Song in Falkirk Trinity Church on Saturday, August 15 at 4pm. The conductors will be Christopher Bell and Mark Evans. All are welcome at this special event and tickets priced £5 (concessions £4, under 26 £3) and are available from Falkirk Trinity Church or at www.ticketsource.co.uk/NYCoS.

Olivet Evangelical

Sunday services begin at 10.30am with Communion, followed at 11.15am by a message from the Bible with hymn singing, when the speaker is Martin Jones of Falkirk. At 6pm there is a joint service at Grahamston Evangelical Church (Miller Hall) when the speaker is Jim McEwan of Larbert. On Tuesday evening at 7.30pm is the fourth in the summer season of prayer meetings with an epilogue when the leader is McLean McIntosh. On Friday, July 31 at 5.30pm in the Howgate Centre,  a team will be setting up the shopping unit for the childrens free holiday club; advertising posters and distribution of an information leaflet in the local area will be taking place during the week before. The free holiday club for primary school children will start on Monday, August 3 and continue to Friday, August 7, opening each morning at 10.30am for registration and craft work followed by a fun packed programme from 11am until noon beginning with a puppet show. At 1.30pm each afternoon there will be a second session starting with registration of the same fun packed programme.

Beat Club

Come along to the Falkirk Steeple Beat Club at the Tolbooth Tavern, on Friday, August 7 onwards. Listen to Northern Soul, R&B anbd Motown. All welcome.

Friendship Club

Falkirk Solitaire Friendship Club meet every Sunday at 8pm at the Park Hotel to dance to live music. If you would like to come along and join us you would be made most welcome. If you wish to chat to someone about our club please phone Isabella on 07846 963901 or Marion on 07976975887, they will be pleased to hear from you.

Spiritualist Church

‘The New Falkirk Spiritualist Church, Westfield Community Centre, Westfield Street welcomes Medium Graham McPherson from Kirkcaldy to our platform on Saturday, July 25 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to join us. Please note we are closed on Saturday, August 1. For further details see www.falkirkspiritualistchurch.webs.com. William Martin Gilbert, 3 Torwood Avenue, Grangemouth FK3 0DN. Tel No. 01324870857

Step Forth

There is a programme of short weekly volunteer led walks across Falkirk. The aim of the led walk programme is to encourage people to start walking regularly in their local area. All walks are listed in this section of the Falkirk Herald. We also have walks at the beautiful Kinneil estate in Bo’ness every Monday and Thursday at 10.30am and Tuesday at 2pm. All leave from Kinneil museum. We also have a walking group at Carriden, for more information contact me on the number below. All Step Forth walks are free. For more information call 01324-504568/556 or email: stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Helix Walks

A walk leaves Falkirk Football stadium every Monday at 7pm and is lead by volunteer walk leaders. You will need a reasonable level of fitness for this walk as it can take up to two hours to explore the paths. Please wear suitable footwear. All walks are free.

Health Walks

Health walks leave the front doors of Falkirk Football Stadium every Monday at 10am, the walks are split into a faster or slower walk. Both are lead by our volunteer walk leaders. This is a great way to explore the Helix with a group and its free. For more information email:stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Helix Connect

Every Wednesday, 7pm from the front doors of Falkirk Football Stadium. Walk leaders will take walkers in and around the Helix site. Once the walk is established the group will take in all the paths which connect to Helix park. Westquarter glen, Lionthorn, Love and kisses and the sun dial in Langlees woodlands, Beancross, Laurieston, Grangemouth links and more. Come along and discover new places to walk while meeting other people. Walks are all free and lead by Step Forth volunteers. For more information contact me Barbara McConnell on 01324-504556 or email: stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Buggy Walk

Every Monday at 1.15pm from the front doors of Falkirk Football Stadium. When the weather is good we sit on the great lawn and have a chat or at the plaza cafe by the lagoon. We also use the lovely restaurant at the Stadium when its raining or in the colder months Its a good way to meet other mums. Walk is run by our fantastic volunteers and is free. All children should be in a buggy or sling. For more information call 01324 504556.

Nordic Walking

On Tuesday meet at Falkirk Stadium at 6.30pm to do new paths at Helix. On Wednesday, meet at Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness at 1pm. The Monday walk is as usual at 10am at Falkirk Stadium Please check our Fbook page for Thursday fast walk. For information contact 01324-504556 or email stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Spiritualist Church

The Pleasance Spiritualist Church meets in the Guide Hall off the Cow Wynd. This Sunday the medium is Mags Tierney. Doors open at 6.15pm. The service starts at 7pm, followed by a healing circle. Everyone welcome.

Caledonia Choir

Great to see so many of the choir turn up to sing at a wedding in Linlithgow last week. Almost half the members were able to turn up for an out-of-season performance and add to a joyful occasion. Thanks to all who came along. It will not be long until we meet again in St Andrew’s Primary School in Falkirk. The first rehearsal will be on Monday, August 24 at 7.30pm. If you have been thinking about joining a choir (or have an urge to come back to choral singing again) you will be made most welcome. We are a friendly bunch who enjoy singing (and having a blether at the tea break in the middle of rehearsal). Membership is only £20 payable in two instalments (including free concert uniform and free loan of music) – but new members can delay paying until they are sure our mix of modern, Scottish and classical music is to their taste. No need to be able to read music – just a willingness to sing. For more information contact President Mary McCann (Tel  01506 847352), Secretary Liz Williamson (Tel  01324 714418) or Assistant Secretary Paul Cortopassi (01324 811879).