Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, April 16

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Stenhousemuir town centre

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Craft Fair

This year’s spring fair will be held in Larbert’s Dobbie Hall on Saturday, April 25 with free admission from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The fair will have an array of good quality hand made crafts including sweets, jewelley, cards, fused glass, hair accessories, novelty children’s hats and others. There will be a children’s craft corner and the chance to take a break at the tea/coffee bar run by the team from Vale of Carron Rotary Club.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. until noon and pitches cost £6 for one and £9 for two. Tables are available for anyone wishing to make some money from unwanted items and all money raised benefits the Hall Trust. For hall and pitch bookings call (01324) 570450.

Al Anon

A meeting of the above takes place every Friday in Larbert Old Church Hall at 8 p.m. The meetings allow people to share experiences and gain advice on coping with family members suffering from alcoholism. The group also meets in Grahamston United Church, Falkirk, on Monday evenings at the same time. For a local contact number call 0141 339 8884.

North Broomage

Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The club is available for hire to accommodate birthday parties, weddings etc. and further information is available by calling the club after 6 p.m. on (01324) 552685.

East Playgroup

Larbert East Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children of two years six months and upwards and runs on Tuesday to Friday at Larbert East Church from 9.20-11 a.m. There is also a Monday Twos club from 9.30-11 a.m. and a Toddlers Group goes ahead on a Wednesday from 9.30-11 a.m. Anyone interested in joining any of these groups will be welcomed at the church at the above times.

Badminton Club

The club meets in the games hall at Larbert High School every Monday between 8.15-9 p.m.

Toddler Group

Toddlers Tots and Twos meets at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue every Thursday. The facility is for 0-3 year olds and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursdays between 9.30-11 a.m. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983 534424.

Aerobics Class

Aerobics and conditioning classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25-7.30 p.m. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859 933877.

Ochilview Bar

Every Sunday at 3 p.m. a domino competition goes ahead when the winner takes home a steak pie and runner-up a quarter bottle of spirits. Entry is £1 and monies raised go to charity. Tonight, Thursday, the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge 8 p.m. Entry is £1 and winning team takes all. The Play Your Cards Right game also features on the same evening.

Barbershop Singing

Sweet Harmony Barbershop Chorus meets for practice every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in Larbert East Church Hall (Kirk Wynd) when new members will be made most welcome. If you’d like to give it a go, phone conductor, Ian, on (01324) 832188. Or, if you would like the chorus to come and entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary, Bill, on (01324) 712362. The chorus can also be contacted via and further information is available at

Buddhism Meeting

Practitioners of Nichiren Bhuddism meet once a month in the Rotary Hall, Larbert – next to the Dobbie – and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Further information is available on website

Larbert Bowling

The club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available from members or at the clubrooms. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Walking Football

Stenhousemuir F.C. Community Development Director, Jamie Kirk, would be delighted to hear from anyone over 50 wishing to enjoy a new initiative at the club. Walking Football goes ahead at Ochilview every Monday morning at 10 a.m. and given running with the ball is out of bounds it is ideal for those who feel they would benefit from a gentler form of the game. For more information, call the club on (01324) 562992.

Stenhousemuir Bowling

President Tom Honeyman rolled the first bowl last week to open the club’s 15th season last Saturday. Members and guests enjoyed an excellent celebration and look forward to June when Falkirk Council recognises the historical landmark with a civic reception at the premises. Meanwhile, the club would be delighted to welcome new members at the Church Street green and forms are available at the bar. The entry fee has been reduced to half price at the present time. Tickets, priced £6, are sure to be at a premium when 1960’s Showband, Heartbeat visits the club. The popular musicians supple what it says on the tine and appear on stage around 9 p.m. after the bingo. David Taylor fills the spaces with his disco and further information is available at the bar.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church (Sunday School) meet during the service and new members are always welcome. The popular Wednesday Welcome awaits you in the hall on Wednesday at 10 a.m. All are welcome to have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and listen to the minister’s thought for the day.

Larbert West

The Saturday Group meet this week at noon in The Plough Hotel. If you are lonely or needing a chat with someone please join us for a light lunch or coffee without formality. Details from Maureen on (01324) 554598 or Mae on (01324) 562039. The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. The Prayer Group meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall, with the Kirk Session meeting there at 7.30 p.m.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church are celebrating their fifth anniversary this Sunday. There will be a worship time and Bible Teaching by guest speaker Jim Aitcheson. This will be followed by lunch in the Tryst Community Centre. All welcome. Prayer time on Tuesday will be at 8.15 p.m. If you would like to know more please call us on 07768 048446.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the service at 10.30 a.m. will be led by Anne White, OLM student in training. The Young Church meet in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. Weekday Worship is held in the Church on a Thursday morning at 11.15 a.m. This is a short service and everyone is made very welcome.

Lodge Carron

The Lodge had back to back meetings last week. Having conferred the fellow craft degree at Lodge Carron on April 8 the Lodge went on tour to Lodge Barns O’ Clyde 1018 on April 9 where a fine deputation led by IPM William Campbell conferred the fellow craft degree on one candidate. This was followed by an excellent harmony. The Lodge has a GCM on Monday, April 20 at 7.30 p.m.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8 p.m. Zumba Gold at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesday and Thursday 11-11.45 a.m. Just pop along or email or Facebook Zumba with Carol for more information.

Larbert Bowling

A prize bingo goes ahead at the club on Thursday, May 7, with eyes down at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £1 at the bar or pay on the night. Please bring a cup. The club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available from members or at the clubrooms. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Grace Church

Services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10.30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. when Nigel Kenny of the Christian Institute will preach. This will be followed by a presentation of the work of the Institute. Holiday Grace Kids meet at 10.30 a.m. The weekly prayer meeting will be held this Thursday at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. All are warmly invited to these services.

Larbert Old

A warm and open invitation to Larbert Old at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, when there will be an all-age service, led by Rev. Gordon Mathew. Crèche will be provided. Activities for children will be available in the library. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. The Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday, April 28 in the Rennie Lounge. Further information, email