Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, June 4

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

North Broomage

Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturday 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 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 group 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 Thursdays between 9.30-11 a.m. 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

The old Warriors Club has resumed Friday night bingo sessions and eyes-down is at 8 p.m. prompt. Meanwhile, every Sunday at 3 p.m. a domino competition goes ahead when the winner takes home a 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 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, (01324) 333035. The chorus can also be contacted via email 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 from members or at the clubrooms. 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. A new session of Walking Football has started and places are available at Ochilview on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 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.

Stenhousemuir Bowling

Currently celebrating its 150th season when all games will be played at home, the club would be delighted to welcome new members at the Church Street green. Forms are available at the bar and the entry fee has been reduced to half price at the present time.

Carron Rotary

President Jill Dewar welcomed Rotary Club of Vale of Carron members and guest Robbie MacIsaac to the weekly meeting at the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. After a meal and some short items of business Rotarian June Kirkwood introduced Robbie, a talented young piper with many awards and a recent Strathallan scholarship to his credit. The club was impressed by Robbie’s confident, accomplished playing and sense of humour; clearly he has a fine future in the music world. Visitors welcome 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 our club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook. Note that we meet fortnightly in July and August, with no meeting on July 1.

Salvation Army

Cornerstone Full Gospel Church hold their service every Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to noon. Pastor Alex Paton will be taking the service. Salvation Army Sunday Worship is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. Major John McCaffrey will take the service. Monday Home League will be from 1.55-3 p.m. Home League Secretary Margaret Ross will be leading the meeting. Tuesday morning Headway Falkirk Memory Group will be from 10-11 a.m. If you have any questions about a loved one who may have had a traumatic brain injury, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Headway Falkirk’s Craft Group will be meeting from 1.30-3.30 p.m. on Wednesday. Joint Prayer Meeting is from 7-8 p.m Wednesdays. Coffee morning is every Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Every second Saturday of each month Cornerstone Full Gospel Church will have a men’s breakfast from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. And every third Saturday of each month they have a woman’s breakfast. Same time as the men’s breakfast! Please come along to any church meetings.

Grace Church

Services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10 30am and at 6pm. Grace Kids also meet at 10.30 a.m. This week’s prayer meeting will be on Thursday at 7.45pm in the Dawson Mission. The next holiday club planning meeting is on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Dawson Mission. The prizegiving family service will be on June 14.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in the Tryst Community Education Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday at 10 a.m. for a Communion Service led by Peter Henderson and will be followed by tea/coffee. You will be made most welcome at this service. Prayer Time on Tuesday at 8.15 p.m. in the Tryst Centre. For more information, please call 07768 048446.

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. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet in the lesser hall at 1 p.m. At 7.30 p.m. there is a meeting of the Kirk Session there.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning communion Service at 10.30 a.m. will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite and Anne White, OLM Student in Training. As this is our yearly family communion, the children will be present throughout the service. The Young Church meet in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea and biscuits will be available in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. The afternoon communion is at 2.30 p.m. The retiring offering for both services is for the Forth Valley Maggie’s Centre. The prayer group meet in the Session Room on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. The Kirk Session meet on Wednesday in the small hall at 7.15 p.m. There is a sale of children’s clothing in the Upper Room on Thursday from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Entry is though the back door of the church hall. Weekday Worship is held today (Thursday) at 11.15 am. and as this is the last Thursday service until September, tea/coffee and goodies will be served at the close of the service. Everyone welcome.

Braveheart Walks

Lively walks in Larbert every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. leave from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a slower 30 minute walk both finishing in the cafe afterwards. Also a Friday 10.30am walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join a slower 30 minute walk or brisker one hour walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.