Grangemouth news from Thursday, January 8

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Rainbow House

Rainbow House Spiritualist Church wishes everyone a Happy New Year. We would also thank you for your great support over 2014 and hope to see you all when we open again on January 11.

KHR Services

The service on Sunday will be conducted by the Rev. Donald Scott at 11 a.m. On Wednesday, January 14 the KHR Women’s Association is holding a Prayer Shawls evening with guest speaker Lorna Coulter at 7.30 p.m. Grangemouth Community Care is holding a Fun Day on January 17 in the Kirk of the Holy Rood Hall between noon and 4 p.m. Tickets are available from Liz Brown at £1 each (lunch of sandwiches, pancakes and cakes).

Adult Learning

Grangemouth Adult Learning Forum is running classes for Spring 2015. An Egyptian belly dancing class takes place in the Community Education Unit, Abbots Road on Tuesday, January 13 from 7-8.30 p.m. This class is for all women who love to dance, whatever age, size or ability. Come along and shimmy, shake your way to flexibility and fitness and have fun at the same time. For further details call (01324) 504585. An art techniques class takes place in the Kersiebank Community Project, Old Dundas Schools, Oxgang Road on Wednesday, January 14 from 7 to 8.30 p.m. If you are a creative, arty type of person, who is keen to learn new things and also likes good company, this is the class for you. The class will allow you to learn different art techniques using mixed media. You will require to bring your own materials for this class and the first block will be pencil drawing. For further details, or to book a place, please phone (01324) 508750 or isit

Memorial Service

Thomas Cuthell and Sons will be holding their annual memorial service within their Dundas Funeral Home (formerly Dundas Church), Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth on Tuesday, January 20 at 7 p.m. Those from the Falkirk district who have been bereaved during 2014 or in previous years are warmly invited to join together as we give thanks and remember those who are no longer with us.

Rotary Club

At the start to the second half of the Rotary year members of the Grangemouth club will meet for the first time in 2015 at the Leapark Hotel today (Thursday) when the annual New Year message will be delivered by the Rev. Colin Mailer, a past president of the club.

Abbotsgrange Church

The service on Sunday will be conducted by the Rev. Aftab Gohar commencing at 10.30 a.m. The baptism will take place of Phoebe Jean Gillespie, infant daughter of Lynn Monie and Stuart Gillespie during the service. Sunday School and ABC start up again after the holidays and any new members will be made most welcome. The creche will be available as usual and tea and coffee will be served in the large hall after the service. The minister is available for pastoral care after worship or can be contacted (01234) 482109 or e-mail for more information.

Women’s Hour

Albert Gospel Hall Women’s Hour invites ladies for afternoon tea on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. in the Myreton Road hall, for a warm welcome followed by an interesting talk from a guest speaker.

Zumba Classes

Zumba Gold continues every Monday and Wednesday at Newlands/Beancross Hall (just before the TA centre). Both classes are 11.15 a.m.-noon and suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a lower pace/ impact zumba class. Zumba with Carol takes place at Grangemouth Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information on classes e-mail or pop along before class starts.

Country Dancing

The local RSCDS class meets in a new venue in the church hall beside The Kirk of the Holy Rood, Grangemouth from 7.30-9 p.m. tonight (Thursday). Beginners please refer to our classes in the Laurieston section. For details call Alison on (01324) 631363. More information about us can be found on the website

Royal Engineers

The next meeting of the Forth Valley Branch will be the branch annual general meeeting. To be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 in the Grangemouth RBLS Club. The meeting starts at 7.30 p.m. All Sappers and new members are most welcome.

Walking Group

Walks leave from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports complex every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Please note that Monday walk is a faster paced walk. 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 details call (01324) 504556/504568 or email