Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, July 17

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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

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.

Larbert East

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 from 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 Thursdays from 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. 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, and further information is contained within their website,

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

The above club is holding a race night and disco on Saturday, August 30, 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. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Jumble Sale

The 62nd Larbert Scout Group gives advance notice of the annual Grand Jumble Sale that takes place on Saturday, August 16, in Larbert Old Church Hall. The members are always very grateful for donations of clothes, toys, books, bric-a-brac etc. for the sale and will be issuing details of collection arrangements to householders in the area early next month.

Bowling Cabaret

Stenhousemuir Bowling Club continues its cabaret season on Saturday, July 26, when popular vocalist Dianne Murray performs. The act follows bingo around 9 p.m. and tickets, priced £3, can be booked at the bar. David Taylor fills in the gaps at the Church Street premises with his disco during the evening.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church wants to thank all the parents and young people who came along to our ‘Who’s the Best?’ Holiday Club and Prizegiving last week. More Than Gold 2014 event is the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, July 23 from 7 p.m. Come along and see this event on the big screen in Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir and enjoy refreshments, competitions, and much more. We will meet as usual in the Community Centre on Sunday,July 20 at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible teaching. We will continue with our Summer Series - ‘A Survey of the Minor Prophets’ - and this will be led by Bill Davidson. Prayer Time on Tuesday , July 22 at 7.15 p.m. We will make you very welcome at either of these Services. For more information on any of our events or to talk about the Christian faith, please call 07768 048446.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack who continues to provide pastoral care on (01324) 832011. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments in the hall after the service when there will be an opportunity to interact with the moderator in discussion over the service. All welcome. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. All are welcome.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite. The Summer Sunday Club for 3-12 year old meet in the Small Hall before the service. Crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall is also there.

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. Classes are on over the school holidays. Just pop along or email or Facebook Zumba with Carol for more information. A warm welcome awaits all.

Larbert Old

A warm invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 20 to be led by Rev. John Brown. A Crèche and activities for children will be provided in church. Join in the hall afterwards for tea and coffee. Donations are invited for Falkirk Foodbank. ‘Fit for a King’ Holiday Club will be held on August 4–8 from 10 a.m. to noon daily in the church hall and grounds. To register, email Further information, email

Carron Rotary

President Jill Dewar welcomed members and guests, Martin Scott and Dennis Westfield from Larbert Rotary, to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron. After a lovely meal and fellowship members discussed arrangements for the Beer Tent Bar which they will again run at Airth Highland Games on July 26. This is one of Scotland’s oldest, most traditional games and thousands of visitors come each year to experience the unique, friendly atmosphere in a picturesque setting. The Beer Tent is an important fundraiser for the club and warm, dry weather would be welcomed. When business items were finalised Rotarian Dave Paton PHF set a tricky quiz on Nursery Rhymes. The winning team scored a commendable 18 out of 20, demonstrating, perhaps, they hadn’t grown up. President Jill thanked Rotarian Dave for his quiz and Larbert Rotarians for joining in. The club will meet fortnightly in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir during July and August with the next meeting on July 23 at 6.45 p.m. for 7 p.m. If you are interested in joining Rotary or learning more about us contact Joe on 07849 197330 or visit our club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all. Meetings are as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church hold their Sunday Morning Worship from 10.30 a.m. to noon led by Pastor Alex Paton. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. led by Major John McCaffrey. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. with Rev. Allan Montgomery from Divisional Headquarters in Edinburgh the speaker. On 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. Craft Group each Wednesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. and the coffee morning from 10 a.m. to noon every Friday. Saturday, July 19 is women’s breakfast from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. with Anne Mackie speaking.

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Prayer Meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. The holiday club will run from August 4-8 in Carrongrange School for kids of primary school age. We welcome back Andrew and Kay from their trip to America and his speaking engagements there.

Helping Hollie

Helping Hollie are staging a Zumba event at Larbert High School tomorrow from 7.30-8.30 p.m. There is a holiday theme, so please come to class in your brightest gear, dress up or just come and join the fun. Tickets are £5 each and include class entry and entry to the raffle. These must be purchased before the event. Tickets are available from any helping Hollie fundraiser or by contacting Helping Hollie on Facebook.

Braveheart Walks

Our 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 walk (average 30 minutes) both finishing in the cafe afterwards. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join a slower 30 minute (average) walk or brisker one hou walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.