Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, June 26

Stenhousemuir town centre
Stenhousemuir town centre

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Zumba Class

Zumba® with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 p.m. also class at Carrongrange School (next to Larbert High) on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m.

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 afterwords. 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 hour walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Education Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday, June 29 at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible teaching. This will be our concluding study at present in ‘The Good News about Jesus as told by his best friend’ and will be led by Bill Davidson. We will also meet for our Prayer Time on Tuesday, July 1 at 7.30 p.m. All will be made very welcome at these services. Thanks to everyone who came to a great Community Festival evening on Friday, June 20, our next More than Gold 2014 event will be our Holiday Club for P1-P7 children which will run from July 9-11 in Tryst Centre from 1-3 p.m. each day.

Psychic night

A Night of Clairvoyance on Friday, July 4 at The Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Tickets £7. Phone Elizabeth on 07454 858847 for tickets or pay at the door.

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and at 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.

Larbert Old

An open invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 when the service will be led by Rev. John Brown. A Crèche will be provided and activities for children in church. Join us in the hall afterwards for tea and coffee. ‘Fit for a King’ Holiday Club dates are August 4-8 10 a.m. to noon in the church hall and grounds. To register, email Further information, email:

Carron Rotary

The meeting took the form of a work party at Larbert Railway Station where a contingent of happy helpers removed bulbs and pansies, along with old compost from some of the planters, ready for the summer season’s flowers. This was warm work as most of the country was bathed in glorious sunshine. With fresh compost in place the Rotarians headed for the Plough Hotel to enjoy a fine meal and fellowship. At this time every year the Rotary Community Garden requires extra maintenance work to ensure it remains trim and colourful. The kind comments from passengers are great encouragement. If you are interested in joining Rotary or learning more about us contact Don on (01324) 553039 or visit our club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

Old Playgroup

Larbert Old Playgroup has sessions on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30-11.25 a.m. in Larbert Old Parish Church (Larbert Cross). Check out our facebook page or contact Kirstie on 07904 185367 for more details. We have spaces after summer holidays for all days, younger siblings are also welcome.

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 6p.m. on 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.

Burnhead Cabaret

Burnhead Bowling Club is running a cabaret this Saturday, June 21, when vocalist Alan Parker entertains members and friends. Tickets, priced £5, are available from committee members or enquire at the bar.

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 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. 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 and additional 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

Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in Larbert Bowling Club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Burnhead Bowling

The ladies’ section at Burnhead Bowling Club has come up with a unique fund raising event and it’s hoped the local community will respond. On Saturday, July 12, a Cocktail/Tea Party will be held at the Queens Drive premises from 2 p.m. till late. Cocktail dresses and bow ties would lend a bit of glamour to the event, but are not compulsory. Admission is £5 and includes a buffet, raffle and disco. Tickets or further information is available at the bar and all are welcome.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all. Meetings are as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church Sunday Morning Worship from 10.30 a.m. to noon. Pastor Alex Paton will be leading the service. Sunday Worship led by Major John McCaffrey with the Salvation Army is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. with a cup of tea before the meeting. Monday Home League will not be on for the next two Mondays. 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 will be from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m. Coffee Morning Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

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 at (01324) 832011. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. Additionally, for those who wish, there will be a time to discuss the content of the sermon with the moderator. 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 the Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church (Sunday School) meet during the service and new members are always 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 at 10.15 a.m. All welcome. For more information call 07739 718361.

Community Council

The next meeting of Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council will take place on Monday, June 30 at 7.15 p.m. in the Halls of Larbert Old Church. As well as a full agenda and our monthly police report, we will be joined by Network Rail to give us an update on the bridgeworks in Larbert and Strathyre Properties to give us an update on the housebuilding in and around Larbert House. All are welcome to attend. If you can’t attend, but have a matter you wish to raise, please e-mail us at, or contact us via Facebook (/LSTCommunityCouncil) or Twitter (@LST_CC).

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by the Rev. Melville Crosthwaite. At the end of the service, six members of the congregation will be ordained or admitted as members of the Kirk Session. The Summer Sunday Club for 3-12 year olds will meet in the Small Hall before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Afterwards, tea/coffee and biscuits will be served in the hall and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there.