Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, February 5

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Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and at Carrongrange School Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Zumba Gold at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11.45 a.m.

Carron Rotary

The Rotary Club of Vale of Carron met on Wednesday evening upstairs at the Plough Hotel. After an enjoyable meal President Jill Dewar welcomed President Ronnie Laing with a large contingent from Larbert Rotary, and guest Mark Bryce. With some urgent club business completed Rotarian Don Murray introduced his friend Mark, fire fighter and station manager at Dunfermline. As a volunteer with the International Fire & Rescue Association, Mark has travelled extensively, most recently to Argentina in a charity convoy. He trained local fire fighters in road traffic collision rescue techniques in a modern city and a remote village. After questions the vote of thanks was warmly given by Rotarian Frances Sharp. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary contact Ken on 07786 067606, visit www.ribi.org or the club website. Please also follow on Twitter. Lodge Carron

The Lodge is in a busy period. Having conferred the entered apprentice degree on a snowy January 28, in front of a very good attendance, Lodge Carron went to Lodge Zetland 391 to confer the Master mason degree, on February 3. The next meeting at Lodge Carron is also a Master mason degree on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Larbert Old

A warm and open invitation is offered to the service in Larbert Old at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 8 which will be led by Rev. John Brown. Crèche and children’s activities will be provided. On Tuesday at 7.30 p.m., Larbert Men`s Christian Association will hold an open meeting in Larbert Old Church Hall where Ronnie Cheape and Ronnie Laing will give illustrated talk on their visit to the WW1 cemeteries and memorials in Belgium and France. On Tuesday, February 17 the Kirk Session will meet at 7 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. Further information, email minister@larbertoldchurch.org.uk.

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 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.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church will meet on Sunday 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 on John’s Gospel and will be led by Peter Henderson. Prayer Time will be on Tuesday, February 10 at 8.15 p.m. If you would like to know more, call 07768 048446.

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. 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 Mondays at the same time. For a local contact number call 0141 339 8884.

North Broomage

Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays 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 through 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 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 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 07859933877.

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. 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 their email address, info@sweet-harmony.org.uk and further information is contained within their website, www.sweet-harmony.org.uk.

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 www.sgi-uk.org

Larbert Bowling

The club hosts a dance on Friday, February 27, from 8 p.m. until midnight when bkeyboards player and vocalist Carol Mac will entertain. Entry is £5 and tickets are currently available from the bar. Members should note that the AGM will be held in the club on Wednesday, February 11, when a good turnout would be appreciated. Balance sheets are currently available for collection at the bar, which is closed on Tuesday’s and Wednesday during the off season. 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.for more information, call the club on (01324) 562992.

Race Night

Stenhousemuir Bowling Club is holding a fund raising Race Night on Friday, February 20, 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. The AGM, meanwhile, will be held on Monday, February 16, at 7 p.m. prompt. 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.

Coffee Morning

An invitation is extended to join the Local Churches Together at a Coffee Morning on Saturday, February 7, in the Plough Hotel at 10 a.m. There will be entertainment and a variety of crafts etc. for sale, with the bonus of a good chat over coffee and scone. Entry is £3 and all proceeds benefit charity.

Race Night

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

Salvation Army

Cornerstone Full Gospel Church meet on Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to noon., run by Pastor Alex Paton. From 2.30-3.30 p.m, Sunday Worship is led by Major John McCaffrey. Monday from 1.55-3 p.m. is Home League, led by Major Alma Thomas. Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. is Headway Falkirk’s Memory Group for people with a head injury, and have memory problems. Please contact Stuart on 07400 449433 if you have a problem. Wednesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. is a craft group for people with head injuries. From 7-8 p.m. is Joint Prayer Meeting. Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. is a coffee morning.

Larbert Rotary

On Saturday, a group from the club attended the district Final of the Rotary Young Chef competition in West Lothian College. Earlier in the year, Larbert Rotary had sponsored two Larbert High school pupils Murphy Chappell and Callum Robertson to take part in the competition and after winning two previous rounds, the two proudly took their place in the district final. Competing against chefs from all over the south of Scotland, the two pupils put together very ambitious menus which were scored highly by the judges. Although the winners trophy was awarded to the competitor from Newton Stewart, the two youngsters can be rightly proud of their endeavours. This Thursday, the club are visiting the theatre to see Big Bad Wolf’s version of Peter Pan. That evening’s performance will be signed for the deaf, a sponsorship arrangement between Larbert Rotary and Deaf Connections.

Larbert West

On Saturday a Beetle Drive goes ahead in the hall at 6.45 p.m. fro 7 p.m. This is a free event with refreshments provided. All welcome but please call Molly on (01324) 557142 and let her know if you are coming to assist catering. Sunday worship at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack. Creche and Sunday Club for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

Grace Church

Services this 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 5 at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. All are warmly invited to these services.

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 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. The banner and craft group meet in the Session Room on a Monday at 2.30 p.m. New members welcome. A sale of children’s clothes is held in the Upper Room on a Thursday from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Entry is through the back door of the church hall. Weekday worship is at 11.15 a.m. also on Thursday morning. This is a short service and everyone is made very welcome.

41 Club

Larbert & Falkirk 41 Club will hold their next meeting on Monday, February 16 at the Cladhan Hotel, Falkirk at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Ian Scott. If you are over 45 and an ex-member of Round Table and want to attend the meeting, or find out more about the 41 club, please email stevenbcbarton@btinternet.com by February 13.

Gospel Meetings

Meetings are being held in Stenhousemuir Sports Comples (FK2 8DN) on Sundays 6 to 7 p.m. and Fridays 8 to 9 p.m. All welcome contact 07871 776103.

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 30minute walk or brisker one hour walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.

RSCDS Classes

The 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 web.rscds-falkirk.org.uk.