Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, August 28

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Toddler Group

Looking for a fun, social activity to fill up your week with your wee one(s)? Come along to Larbert West Toddlers & Twos Group. The group is for 0-5 years and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.30-11.15 a.m. during term time, at Larbert West Church, Main Street, Larbert. Your wee one(s) will have some playmates and you can have a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. Call playleader Clare on 07870 567116 to reserve your place.

Old Playgroup

Larbert Old Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The Playgroup is for children from two years and upwards and runs on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30-11.25 a.m. in Larbert Old Parish Church (Larbert Cross). Please contact Kirstie on 07904 185367 for more information and to arrange a visit.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday, August 31 at 10 a.m. for Worship and Bible teaching. The teaching will consider The Message of Nahum and will be led by Peter Bill Davidson. The service will be followed by tea/coffee. We will also meet in the centre on Tuesday, September 2 at 7.30 p.m. for Prayer Time. You will be made very welcome at any of these services. For more information or to talk about the Christian faith, please call 07768 048446.

Larbert Girlguiding

Girlguides are a girl lead organisation with various age groups - Rainbows aged between 5-7, Brownies aged 7-10 and Guides aged between 10-14. If you would like to come along and have fun with girls your own age learning new skills, playing games, overnight events then there are currently spaces in various units in Denny. If you are already on a waiting list somewhere then why not come along and give another unit the chance to make a difference and become a great unit. Please contact June Hammell (Division Commissioner) for more information.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service at 10.30 a.m. will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite. The Young Church meets in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served in the hall afterwards and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. The Kirk Session meets in the Small Hall on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Carron Rotary

Vale of Carron Rotary Club President Elect Ken Drummond PHF welcomed members and guest Immediate Past President Martin Nichol of Larbert Rotary Club to a meeting in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. Following fellowship, a delicious meal and a few items of business P E Ken invited Rotarian Graham McGregor to describe his experience of working as a civil engineer in Sumatra. With photos to illustrate the difficult terrain, precarious river crossings and dangerous looking vehicles Graham gave a fascinating glimpse of remote communities. He told of mosquitoes and tigers, nights spent in a tent, or a hut where 15 men shared the mattress. Sleeping in the car often seemed the sensible option. Rotarian Frances Sharp thanked Graham on behalf of the club for his reminiscences. The next meeting will be a business meeting, 6.45 p.m. for 7 p.m. on September 3 and weekly meetings will resume after the summer. The Vale of Carron Rotary Café will operate again at the Craft Fair in the Dobbie Hall, Larbert, on Saturday September 6. If you are interested in joining Rotary or learning more, contact Joe on 07849 197330 or visit the club website. Please also follow on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

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 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 and 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 Thursday mornings at 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 and conditioning classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25-7.30 p.m. Those wishing to become toned fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859 933877.

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 come and entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary, Bill, on (01324) 712362. The Chorus can also be contacted via their e.mail address, and further information is contained within their website,

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

A race night and disco has been arranged for this Saturday when the first race is at 7.30 p.m. Entry is £5 at the door or book at the bar. Details about purchasing horses, or any other enquires, can also be obtained at the bar. The club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available at the bar. Congratulations are offered to the gents team who triumphed in the Fleming Trophy last Wednesday and to Duncan Wilshaw who won the Club Championship. Colin Charleston was runner up, while E. and D. Wilshaw lifted the Pairs Championship. Meanwhile, cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Cabaret Night

Cabaret continues at Stenhousemuir Bowling Club this Saturday when Robbie Dale performs. The act takes the stage after the bingo around 9 p.m. and David Taylor fills the gaps as usual with his disco. Tickets, priced £3 are available at the bar of the Church Street Club.

Salvation Army

At the Stenhousemuir Salvation Army this week Cornerstone Full Gospel Church will host their Worship Service from 10.30 a.m. to noon. Pastor Alex Paton Will be conducting it. Salvation Army Sunday Worship is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. Major John McCaffrey will be leading the service. He will also be the speaker at the Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. On Tuesday Headway Memory Group will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday Joint Prayer from 6.15-8.30 p.m. this week since we will be showing a movie about evangelism. Headway’s Wednesday Craft Group will be starting back Wednesday, September 3. Friday Coffee Morning will be from 10 a.m. to noon each Friday. A warm welcomes awaits all.

Boys Brigade

3rd Larbert Boys Brigade meet in Larbert East Church hall. Anchor Section for children in primary 1-3 meet on Friday from 6-7 p.m. Junior Section for childen in primary 4-6 meet on Monday from 6-7.30 p.m. For further information contact Suzanne Shearer on (01324) 613653 or Lynn Smith on (01324) 318253.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. All are welcome. The Young Church (Sunday School) meet during the service and new members are always welcome.

West Church

Larbert West Church’s Saturday Group meet at noon in the Junction Cafe, Larbert where all who want a bit of company and a blether are welcome to join. The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Mr Arthur Stewart. Pastoral care is being provided this week by Rev. Jim Todd of Airth on (01324) 831120. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and a time of fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome.

Metafit Classes

A Metafit Falkirk class is on every Monday at the Dobbie Hall, Larbert at 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre 10.15 a.m. All welcome, for more information call 07739 718361.

Braveheart Walks

Lively walks in Larbert are full of friendly faces, who enjoy the scenery on serveral different routes around this area. Every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. leave from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a slower walk (average 30 minutes) both finishing in the cafe afterwords. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join a slower 30minute (average) walk or brisker 1hr walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call 01324 673703.

Fun Day

Kinnaird Tenants Group has organised its third free family fun day for the children of Phase 1, 2 and 3. It all takes place in Phase 1 car park, Ewing Way on Saturday, August 30 from noon till 5 p.m. There will be bouncy castles, disco, beat the goalie, five-a-side football, hula hoops, skipping, races, face painting, glitter tattooes as well as candy floss, a raffle, tombola stall, and a visit from Mickey and Minnie Mouse. There will be a free buffet with loads to eat and drink. Something for everyone. Donations are still required for the raffle and tombola and all proceeds will go to the next event. Last year the children went to a pantomime. For more details or donations contact Helen Riddell at (01324) 563664 or Ann Johnson on (01324) 262715.

Larbert Old

You are warmly invited to the Morning Service in Larbert Old Church, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 31 which will be led by Rev. John Brown. Children’s activities and a crèche will be provided in the hall, where tea and coffee will be available after the service. 2nd Larbert Girl’s Brigade begin the new session on Monday, September 1 with a fun night at 6.30 p.m. in the hall and grounds. Donations are invited for Falkirk Foodbank. Further information, email

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and also at 6 p.m. Grace Kids, for children of primary school age, meet during the morning service. The Prayer Meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. Generate, for secondary school kids, meets during the morning service this Sunday at 10.30 a.m. Congratulations to Stu and Jen Newland on the birth of Jonah on August 19.

Craft Fair

The first of this Autumn`s craft fairs will be held in the Dobbie hall, Larbert with free admission from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. The fair will have an assortment of good quality hand made crafts including jewellery, cards, dolls, knitted goods,pictures, and others. There will be a children’s craft corner and the chance to take a break at the tea bar provided by the team from Vale of Carron Rotary club.