Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, April 24

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Braveheart Walks

Our more popular walks in Larbert are full of welcomining faces who enjoy the scenery on serveral different routes around this area. Every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m., we leave from FVRH where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a shorter 30 minute walk, both finishing in the cafe afterwords. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving for Stenhousemuir shopping centre. Again you can join everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call 01324 673703.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all. Meetings are as follows - on Sunday, Cornerstone Full Gospel Church from 10.30 a.m. - noon. Pastor Alex Paton will lead the service. Sunday worship from 2.30-3.30 p.m. led by Major John McCaffery, with a cup of tea before the meeting. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. Home League Secretary Margaret Ross will lead the meeting. On Tuesday, Headway Falkirk hold a Memory Group from 10-11 a.m., call Stuart on 07400 449433 for more information. Wednesday craft group will be cancelled on April 30. Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.

Boys’ Brigade

2nd Larbert Boys’ Brigade Anchor Boy section is holding an open night on Friday, April 25 in the halls of Larbert Old Parish Church from 7-8 p.m. If you are in P1 or P2, please come along for a fun packed evening and take part in games, stories, crafts and lots more fun. For further information contact Lynne Whitfield on (01324) 555768.

Stenhouse & Carron

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated during the service on Sunday at 11.15 a.m. The worship will be conducted by Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church (Sunday School) meet during the service. The church Guild is having a social evening in the hall on Monday at 7.30 p.m. New members are welcome to come along and join in. The popular ‘Wednesday Welcome’ awaits you in the hall on Wednesday mornings 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 Forth Road Bridge Walk for Christian Aid is on Saturday. If you would like to walk or sponsor a walker please contact Maureen on (01324) 554598. 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 a time of fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. Pastoral care until April 26 is being provided by Rev. Aftab Gohar (01324) 482109. The Prayer Group meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

Metafit Class

A Metafit Falkirk class is on every Monday at The Dobbie Hall at 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre at 10.15 a.m. For more information call 07739 718361.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 p.m. Also a class at Carrongrange School on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Zumba Gold with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall 11-11.45 a.m. This class is suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a slower paced class. Just pop along 5-10 minutes prior to class starting or e mail for more details.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service at 10.30 a.m. will be led by Mrs Isabelle McMillan, Reader 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 served in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. A sale of children’s clothes is held in the Upper Room on a Thursday morning from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Enter through church hall back door. Weekday Worship is held in the church at 11.15 a.m. also on Thursday morning. This is a short service and everyone is welcome.

Youth Churches

Larbert Churches Youth Trust continue to hold a monthly prayer breakfast in support of the work of the Trust and schools worker, Mike Glass, on the first Saturday of each month. The next will be on Saturday, May 3 in Falkirk Free Church at 9 a.m. All are welcome.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. - 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

Slimming World consultant, Libby, invites ladies and gents and young adults aged 11–15 to join her at the club every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. She can be contacted on (01324) 832152. Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings 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 Club

Toddlers, Tots and Twos meet at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue continues every Thursday. The facility is for 0–3 years and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursday mornings between 9.30-11 a.m. The cost is £1 per child and includes snacks. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983 534424.

Aerobics Class

Aerobics classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church at 6.15 p.m. Those wishing to become toned and fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192.

Ochilview Bar

Tonight, Thursday, the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge of the former Warriors Club at 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. If you would like the chorus to entertain your group contact secretary Bill on (01324) 712362.

Bhuddism 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

Friday, May 16, sees the return to the club of popular vocalist Janie Kirk when a cabaret/dance goes ahead from 8.30 p.m. until midnight. Entry is £5 and places can be booked at the bar. Meanwhile, cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the Pretoria Road premises.

Community Council

The next meeting of Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood Community Council will take place on Monday, April 28 at 7.15 p.m. in the Halls of Larbert Old Church. Falkirk Council will update on the changes to the green bin collections and the Zero Waste Communities Initiative. Also the regular monthly updates from Network Rail, the police and Larbert High School. All are welcome to attend. The community council is hosting a family ceilidh on Saturday, April 26 at 7.30 p.m. in the Plough Hotel - adult tickets £10 and family tickets £25. If you would like to reserve tickets please call (01324) 556551.

Larbert Old

An open invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 27. The service will be led by Rev. John Brown and will include the Commissioning of Officers in 2nd Larbert Girl’s Brigade. Crèche and children’s activities will be provided. Please join in the hall after for tea and coffee. Prayer Meeting at 6.30 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. the Kirk Session meets in the Rennie Lounge. Further information, email

Carron Rotary

President Jean Geddes of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron welcomed members to the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir, Falkirk. After a tasty meal members heard updates on arrangements for the Charities Fun Day to be held in conjunction with Town Centre Management on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beside the Cows in Stenhousemuir. A variety of charities and organisations have confirmed their attendance and there will be attractions for children too. Last year’s event was a great day out and all wish for a repeat of the sunny weather. Ongoing arrangements for the Prize Bingo fundraiser on May 22 were also on the agenda. President Elect Jill Dewar expressed her gratitude for the many splendid prizes being donated by local businesses and members. The event in the Railway Club in Grangemouth promises to be a roaring success. If you are interested in joining Rotary or learning more contact Don on (01324) 553039 or visit the website by typing Rotary Vale of Carron in a search engine. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. During the morning service there is a crèche provided and Grace Kids runs. Tea and coffee are served after each service. The prayer meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. The Men’s Bible Study Dinner is on April 30 at Carronvale.