Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, January 15

Stenhousemuir town centre
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Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and at Carrongrange School on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m Zumba Gold with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11.45 a.m. Just pop along 5-10 minutes prior to class starting ( main hall) or email

Larbert Rotary

President Ronnie Laing welcomed members to the first meeting of the new year at Carmuirs Golf Club. Rotarians were updated on the outcome of the Santa’s Sleigh which raised a magnificent £1725. Thanks go out to the residents of Airth, Cowie and Plean. Funds will shortly be dispersed to good causes. On January 4, the club sponsored a Junior indoor bowling competition. With the 28 teams of three (one senior and two juniors) travelling from all over Scotland, the standard of bowling was very high. After an all day tournament, the competition culminated in an exciting final that saw East Fife narrowly beat the local team from Falkirk.

Lodge Carron

Office bearers are reminded of the General Committee meeting to be held on Monday, January 19 at 7.30 p.m.

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 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 continues 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. 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, contact secretary, Bill, on (01324) 712362. The chorus can also be contacted via their email 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

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 Football Club on (01324) 562992.

Stenhousemuir Bowling

Stenhousemuir Bowling 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.

Prize Bingo

Isabel Mawhinnie would like her friends in Larbert and Stenhousemuir to be aware that she is running a Prize Bingo in the Ochiltree Club in Camelon on Friday, January 30 at 7.30 p.m. The event is in support of Mariner’s Day funds and entry is £1. Players should bring along a cup.

Quiz Night

Stenhousemuir F.C, are holding a quiz night in the Ormond Suite at the Ochilview stand on Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m. Entry is £20 for teams of four, but lesser numbers can go along and link up with others to form a team. The prize is £100 and various prizes are to be won in a raffle midway through the evening when sandwiches will also be available. To enter a team call Margaret Kilpatrick on (01324) 562992, Terry Bulloch on 07708 435032 or email

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church want to give you a warm welcome to anyone who wants to come to any of our church meetings. Our meetings are as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church hold their Sunday Morning Worship from 10.30 a.m. to noon led by George Owen leader of Scotland for Christ. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army is from 2.30-3.30 p.m., with a cup of tea before our meeting. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. led by Major Alma Thomas from Bo’ness Salvation Army. Tuesday Headway Falkirk hold their Memory Group from 10-11 a.m. If you or a loved one seek help from a problem related to head injury, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Wednesday Craft Group off until the first Wednesday in February. Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Friday Coffee Morning will be from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The woman’s breakfast will be Saturday, January 17 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Ruth Paton will be the speaker at the breakfast.

Carron Rotary

The Rotary Club of Vale of Carron met on Wednesday evening at the Plough Hotel. After dinner President Jill Dewar warmly welcomed members to the monthly business meeting and wished all a Happy New Year. The collections before Christmas raised over £3000 from which Strathcarron Hospice will receive £1500; Driving Force, Denny £750 and Falkirk Foodbank £750. The balance will be added to the Community Service Fund for later distribution to other good causes. Plans are under way for exciting events in the next few months. We are delighted to see visitors on Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary, or want to learn more about us, contact Ken on 07786 067606, visit or our club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

Larbet East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by the Rev. Melville Crosthwaite and Ms Anne White (OLM Student in Training).

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism at the end of the service. The Young Church meet in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Refreshments will be available in the hall afterwards and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. The Banner Group resumes on Monday, meeting in the Session Room at 2.30 p.m. On Tuesday, the Prayer Group meet in the Session Room at 6.30 p.m. and the Women’s Group present a concert by the Falkirk Bohemians in the Church at 7 p.m. Ticket costs £5 (payable at the door). All welcome. The Deacons’ Court is held in the Small Hall on Wednesday at 7.15 p.m. Weekday Worship continues to be held in the Church on a Thursday morning at 11.15 a.m.

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.

Larbert Old

A warm and open invitation to Larbert Old Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 18 led by Rev. John Brown. Crèche and children’s activities will be provided. Tea and coffee will be available in the hall after the service. There will be a meeting of the congregation after the service to provide information and hear questions relating to the Union with Larbert West. The Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday, January 20 at 7 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. The Ladies Club AGM will be held on Tuesday, January 27 at 7.30 p.m. Further information, email

Larbert West

Larbert West Parish Church Saturday Group meet this week at noon in The Plough Hotel. All welcome for a blether and a cup of tea. All will be welcome. 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. Immediately following the service there will be a Congregational Meeting regarding the proposed union with Larbert Old. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after this meeting. All welcome.On Tuesday The Guild meet at 7.30 p.m. when the speaker will be from The Vine Trust. The Prayer Group meet in the lesser hall on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Old Playgroup

Larbert Old Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children from 2 years and upwards and runs on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30-11.25 a.m. in Larbert Old Parish Church. Larbert Old Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children from 2 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 details or email to arrange a visit. Younger siblings also welcome.

Grace Church

Services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10.30 a.m. and also at 6 p.m. Grace Kids meet during the morning service. The weekly prayer meeting will be held on Thursday, January 22 at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. All are warmly invited to these services. Also anyone who can provide a meal for the families of one of our expectant or new mums, please speak to Naomi Mizon. Congratulations to Paul and Karen on the birth of Jonathan.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church will meet on Sunday, January 18 in the Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir at 10 a.m. for Worship & Bible Teaching followed by tea/coffee. The Bible Teaching will be on the The Gospel of John, Part 2 and will be led by Brian Liddle. Prayer Time will be on Tuesday, January 20 at 8.15 p.m. We would love to see you at either of these services. If you would like more information or would like to talk about the Christian faith, call us on 07768 048446.

RSCDS Classes

Scottish Country Dancing -get your body and mind in shape! The local RSCDS class meets in the Age Concern Hall, Larbert from 7.30 to 9 p.m. on 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


Every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. walks 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 onehr walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.