Grangemouth news from Thursday, April 30

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Grangmouth RNLI

The Grangemouth Branch of RNLI is holding its May Day coffee morning on Saturday, May 9 in Abbotsgrange Church Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. Come along and join us for a chat and some home baking with your coffee. There will also be a Cake and Candy stall, RNLI souvenirs on sale and try your luck at the Tombola stall. Tickets price £2 are available from committee members or you can pay at the door.

Ballroom dancing

David and Eileen invite people to an evening of sequence and ballroom dancing on Saturday in Kirk of the Holy Rood Church, Bowhouse Road, from 7.30-10.30 p.m. Please bring your own refreshments. All welcome. Any queries please contact us on or text 07973172063.

KHR Service

The service on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. The next Foodbank collection will be on Sunday. Christian Aid Week runs from May 10 to 16 and the church is looking for four volunteers to shake a can at ASDA and in the town centre on Saturday, May 16 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. If you can help please see Liz Brown. The Jubilee Project for Nepal is holding a prize bingo in Scott’s Bistro on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tickets will be on sale shortly and all donations of prizes will be gratefully received. If you can help, please see Betty Sutherland, Liz Brown or any member of the Outreach Committee.

Abbotsgrange Church

The service on Sunday will be taken by Reverend John Jenkinson. There will be no Sunday School or ABC as it is the May weekend holiday, but the creche will be available and coffee and tea will be served as usual in the large hall after the service.

Rotary Club

The rapid development of TrustyTrades, an umbrella organisation embracing all manner of local tradesmen in and around the Grangemouth area, was outlined for members of Grangemouth Rotary Club last week by Lynn Hunter who said that all of the tradesmen listed in TrustyTrades have been recommended personally for their honesty, reliability, good work and fair charging by people who live in and around Grangemouth. Since the service was initiated more than three-and-a-half years ago it has expanded to such an extent that one member has even re-located his business from outwith the area to a more local position. The website has some 5500 hits per month and is being well used. Its early success did not go un-noticed and Lynn was asked some time back to offer the service to businesses so last December she launched Trusty Professionals. Seventy businesses have joined and the Federation of Businesses in Fife asked for help which is now in place. She now has one member of staff and another in the pipeline. Among those whose services members of the public can call upon are physiotherapists, trainers and solicitors. Following questions which were ably answered Gilbert Peddie proposed the vote of thanks. Tickets are still available for the club’s Scots Night at the Abbotsinch on Friday week, May 8.

Zetland Church

Sunday’s service was conducted by Reverend Alison Meikle. Alison’s Bash raised £908 and grateful thanks go to all who supported the event. A great night was had by all. The monthly lunch is on Wednesday from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. A car treasure hunt and supper has been arranged for Friday. May 8 at 6 p.m. If you would like to take part, please give your name to Alex Kidd, Julia Marshall or Joan Hermse. The guild is having a cream tea on Wednesday, May 13 from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are available from Anne Philip, Helen Binnie and June Kemp. Material for the church magazine should be with Catherine Weir by Sunday at the latest. Sunday’s Service is at 11.15 a.m. Sunday School and crèche meet. Tea and coffee will be served after the service. You can see Alison in the hall, or she can be contacted by phone on (01324) 336729 or e-mail for more information.

Project Theatre

As part of Falkirk Tryst Festival, Project Theatre is presenting Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19 at Falkirk Town Hall starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from Falkirk Steeple Box Office (01324 506850).

RSCDS Classes

The Scottish Country Dancing classes continue - please refer to the Polmont section. For further details ring Su on (01324) 711576. More information about us can be found on the website

Walking Group

A group meet every Monday at 10 a.m. at the community education unit to have a walk. This group has progressed from our health walk and now meet without a walk leader. Wednesday walk is a health walk and Otago session, run by Step Forth walk leaders it starts at 10 a.m. If you or someone you know is having problems with their balance come along to our Otago class on a Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. after the walk. All walks are free and open to all abilities. For more information on any of the Step Forth walks contact (01324) 504556/504568 or email