Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, February 19

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RSCDS Classes

Local RSCDS class meets in the Age Concern Hall, Larbert from 7.30 to 9 p.m. on a Monday. Beginners please refer to our classes in the Laurieston section. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363. More information about us can be found on the website

Walking Group

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. we leave from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a slower 30 minute walk 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 30 minute walk or brisker 1hr walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Bowling Club

A meeting of the Gents Section of Larbert Bowling Club has been arranged for next Tuesday, at 7 p.m. prompt in the Club house. A good turnout would be appreciated so that arrangements can be finalised regarding this season’s friendlies along with Trophy games and club reps for Eastern, County and Scottish ties.

Vine Trust

A coffee morning will be held on Saturday in Larbert East Church hall from 10 a.m. till noon. There will be a cake and candy stall and a stall selling vine trust gifts. The proceeds will be used by the Vine Trust to buy building materials for a work party to help build houses for vulnerable young people, orphans and widows as a result of HIV/Aids in Tanzania.

Carron Rotary

The Rotary Club of Vale of Carron met upstairs at the Plough Hotel. President Jill Dewar welcomed members and guest Sarah Tough to the weekly meeting. As the speaker had to call off due to illness, members watched an informative and moving DVD by Mary’s Meals, a charity which provides a daily meal for children in schools at an average global cost of 6p per meal. This encourages children into education and has many benefits for the communities. We are delighted to see visitors on Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary, or want to learn more, contact Ken on 07786 067606, visit or the club website. Please also follow on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m and will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite and Ms Anne White. The Young Church meet is the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. There will be tea/coffee in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. The Banner and Craft group meet in the Session Room on a Monday at 2.30 p.m. There is a sale of children’s clothes in the Upper Room on a Thursday from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Weekday Worship is held in the Church on Thursday at 11.15 a.m. All welcome.

Salvation Army

On Sunday Cornerstone Full Gospel Church meet from 10.30 a.m. to noon, run by Pastor Alex Paton. From 2.30-3.30 p.m. is Salvation Army Sunday Worship led by Major John McCaffrey. Mondays from 1.55-3 p.m. is Home League led by Lieutenant Tom Denham. Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. is Headway Falkirk’s Memory Group. Contact Stuart on 07400 449433 if you or a loved one has had acquired brain injury and needs help. Wednesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. is craft group for head injured individuals. From 7-8 p.m. is joint prayer meeting. Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. is the coffee morning. Saturday, February 21 is women’s Breakfast from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Community Council

Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council will meet on Monday, February 23 at 7.15 p.m. in the halls of Larbert Old Church. The meeting will include the monthly updates from Police Scotland and Larbert High School. We will also receive an update this month from Richard Norman from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. All are welcome to attend the meeting and to raise any matters. If you can’t attend, but have a matter you wish to raise, please e-mail at or call on 01324 875492. You can also contact us via the webpage (, Facebook (/LSTCommunityCouncil) or Twitter (@LST_CC).

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 Ladies Group meet in the hall on Monday at 7.30 p.m. The guest will be Alasdair and his topic - Delightful Chocolates. 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.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. till 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. For a local contact number call 0141 339 8884.

North Broomage

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 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 Thursday 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.

Aeerobics 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

This Saturday the former Warriors Club welcomes Alana Johnston for a journey through the great music of the movies. The event runs from 8.30 p.m. till late. Tickets cost £5 and further information is available at the bar. On Sunday at 3 p.m. a domino competition goes ahead when the winner takes home a 2lb 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 practise 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, 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 meeting of the gents section goes ahead next Tuesday, February 24, in the clubrooms at 7 p.m. A good attendance would be appreciated as there is much to discuss with regards to the forthcoming season. The club hosts a dance on Friday, February 27, from 8 p.m. until midnight with Carol Mack. Entry is £5 and tickets are currently available from the bar. Meanwhile, the club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available at the bar. 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 as well as enjoying the social aspect. Why not pop in a give it a try or call the club on (01324) 562992.

Race Night

Stenhousemuir Bowling Club is holding a fund raising race night tomorrow, Friday, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £3 and a buffet is included. Those wishing to purchase horses, priced £5, and tickets can do so at the bar. 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 current time.

Race Night

The 89th Forth Valley Scouts are holding a fundraising Family Race Night in Carronshore Club this Saturday, February 21, at 7 p.m. Rather than films, Minions (wind up horses) will be used and entry is £2 for adults with children free accompanied by an adult. To buy a horse (£3) or book a ticket, call Elizabeth Dick on (01324) 556373.

Larbert Old

A warm and open invitation is offered to the service in Larbert Old at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 22 led by Rev. John Brown. Crèche and children’s activities will be provided. The Ladies Club meets on Tuesday, February 24 at 7.30 p.m. in the hall. Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, March 1. Further information, email

Drop-in Cafe

A drop in café is open every Sunday 12.30-2.30 p.m. at The Maples, 33 Johnston Avenue, Stenhousemuir for those affected by dementia and their carer. It’s a friendly, informal group and gives everyone the opportunity to meet others and have a chat over a cuppa. All welcome – no need to book, just come along.

Garden Club

Altzheimer Scotland have a Gardening/DIY club every Monday and Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to noon for people with dementia. This small group offers people the opportunity to maintain their interests and skills pottering in our garden at The Maples, 33 Johnston Avenue, Stenhousemuir. If interested please speak to Fay Godfrey, Service Manager on (01324) 559480.

Grace Church

Services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10.30 a.m. and also at 6 p.m. Grace Kids also meet at 10.30 a.m. The weekly Prayer Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 19 at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. All are warmly invited. We look forward to introducing Sean and Rachel to the fellowship this Sunday. They are coming to us in September from Basingstoke, to study for a period of three years whilst training for ministry.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church meets on Sunday, February 22 in the Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir at 10 a.m. for Worship & Bible Teaching followed by tea/coffee. The Bible Teaching will continue in John’s Gospel and will be led by Brian Liddle. Prayer Time on Tuesday, February 24 will be at 8.15 p.m. If you would like to know more call 07768 048446.

Larbert Rotary

President Ronnie Laing welcomed members to the weekly club meeting at Carmuirs Golf club last Wednesday. After dinner, Martin Nicol introduced new member John Mortimer MBE as the evenings speaker. John spoke about his work with the Department for Work and Pensions where he has been employed for over 35 years. After a very enjoyable talk, Bill Underhill gave the vote of thanks. Andrew Gillespie then presented a cheque to Lynda Ferguson Appeal Co-ordinator with Camphill Blair Drummond. Further details of all activities can be found on the club website at

Lodge Carron

The Lodge held a Master mason degree on February 11. A good attendance watched a fine working of the degree embellished by the music of Brother James Hayworth and excellent solo of Brother William Inglis. The Lodge then conferred the entered apprentice degree at Lodge St John Slamannan 484 on February 18, further cementing relationship between the two Lodges. The next meeting at Lodge Carron is an enquiry followed by a committee meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 23. Then we have a fellow craft degree on Wednesday, February 25 at 7.30 p.m.

Larbert West

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. All welcome. Immediately after the service there will be a Trustees Meeting in the church and refreshments and fellowship in the hall. The Prayer Group meet in the hall on Wednesday at 1 p.m.