Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, May 15

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Summer Fayre

St Bernadette’s Primary School in Edward Avenue is having a Summer Fayre on Saturday, May 31 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be lots of fun for all the family including live entertainment, bouncy castle, bungee run, pony rides, carwash, tombola stall and crafty table. It is open to the whole community. Any local businesses who would be interested in taking a stall at the fayre should email

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 Hall at Larbert Cross. Check the Facebook page or call Pamela on 07718 933277 for more details. Mondays and Wednesdays are currently full with a waiting list in place.

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 Monday evenings 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 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 from 8.15-9 p.m.

Toddler Club

Toddlers Tots and Twos meets at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue every Thursday. The facility is for birth to three year olds and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs 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 classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church at 6.15 p.m. Those wishing to become toned and fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192.

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.

Bhuddism Meeting

Practitioners of Nichiren Bhuddism meet once a month in the Larbert Rotary Hall – next to the Dobbie Hall – and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Further information is available on website

Bowling Club

Tomorrow (Friday), sees the return to the club of popular vocalist Janie Kirk when a cabaret/dance goes ahead from 8.30 p.m. until midnight. Entry is £5 and places can be booked at the bar. Meanwhile, cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the Pretoria Road premises.

Burnhead Cabaret

Burnhead Bowling Club is running a Cabaret on Saturday, May 24, when a Robbie Williams and Michael Buble Tribute act performs. Tickets, priced £8, are available from John Beattie on (01324) 553366, or enquire at the bar. All are welcome.

Stenhouse and 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.

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. During the morning service Grace Kids meets for those of primary school age. The Prayer Meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. May is our Gift Month and envelopes can be brought to church or given to elders at any time this month. If you are interested in being part of a small group please sign the sheets available, the deadline being Sunday coming.

PALS Meeting

Ladeside Primary School Parent Council (PALS) meet on Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the school. Parents, grandparents and carers welcome. Further details available at

West Church

Saturday is Gift Day when anyone can pop in to the vestry between 10-11 a.m. or from 2-3 p.m. when Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack will be present to receive your gift of thanksgiving towards the work of the church. He continues to provide pastoral care services, contact him on (01324) 832011, and on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will conduct morning worship. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. The Prayer Group meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Education Centre, Park Drive, on Sunday, May 18 at 10 a.m. for worship and bible teaching. The next study in our series ‘The Good News about Jesus as told by his best friend’ will be led by Peter Henderson. Prayer Time in the centre on Tuesday, May 20 at 8.15 p.m.

Pentecostal Church

On Sunday, May 18 the morning service will commence at 11.15 a.m. in Larbert High School and the speaker will be Pastor Michael Rollo. Teas and coffees will be available from 10.30 a.m. The evening service will commence at 6.15 p.m. in the church on Broomage Avenue and the speaker will be Associate Pastor John Rollo.

Coffee Morning

Larbert East Church are holding their Coffee Morning for Christian Aid in the church hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. till noon. Entry £2. All the usual stalls. Children’s activities including face-painting will be in the small hall throughout the morning. Donations can be handed in to the small hall on Friday from 7 p.m. or on Saturday from 9 a.m. (No bric a brac please).

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite and Mrs Isabelle McMillan. The Young Church meet as usual in the halls 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. The Prayer Group meet in the Session Room on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. A sale of children’s clothes takes place in the Upper Room on a Thursday from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Enter through church hall back door. Weekday Worship is held in the church on a Thursday morning at 11.15 a.m. This is a short service and everyone is made very welcome.

Plant Sale

The Yes Larbert & Stenhousemuir group will be holding a bedding plant sale in the Dobbie Hall car park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A wide selection of excellent bedding plants, shrubs and hanging baskets will be on sale all supplied by local nurseries along with some contributions from local volunteers own gardens. Home delivery can be arranged at no extra cost, contact Stephen Bird on (01324) 555807 to place an order.

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 with the Salvation Army is from 2.30-3.30 p.m., with a cup of tea before the meeting. Major John McCaffrey will be taking the meeting. Monday Home League will be from 1.55-3 p.m. Major John McCaffrey will lead the meeting. 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. Wednesday Craft Group will be from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Friday coffee morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday there will be a Woman’s Breakfast from 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Ruth Paton, wife of Pastor Alex, will be the guest speaker.

Metafit Class

A Metafit class is held every Monday at The Dobbie Hall Larbert 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre at 10.15 a.m. For more information call 07739 718361.

Carron Rotary

President Jean Geddes of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron welcomed members to the Annual General Meeting in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. After a meal, President Elect Jill Dewar gave an update on the prize bingo event to be held in the Railway Club in Grangemouth on May 22. There will be plenty of prizes. The President reported on another busy year when awareness of Rotary had increased in the community. The club continues to be involved in District 1020. Individual convenors reported on their 2013–14 areas of responsibility. There was a successful first venture Christmas collection with Santa and his sleigh in Denny and Bonnybridge; the members look forward to building on that. During the year donations were made to Strathcarron Hospice; Falkirk Foodbank; End Polio Now; Rotary’s own charity The Rotary Foundation; Home-Start (Falkirk West) Denny and various small donations. Gardening continues despite extensive and disruptive engineering works at Larbert Station. The first barrel train, complete with Rotary branding, is eye catching. The café at Dobbie Hall during Craft Fairs provides welcome funds and interaction with the community. In September these events will resume. In April we were again involved in the organisation and running of the Charities Fun Day when many organisations had a chance to raise funds and profiles. Collections of spectacles, at Stenhousemuir Health Centre, for developing countries continue. The AGM finished with thanks from President Jean for another successful and fruitful year of teamwork. Plans for the coming year will be outlined at the club assembly on June 4. If you are interested in joining Rotary or learning more contact Don on (01324) 553039 or visit our club website by typing Rotary Vale of Carron in a search engine. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

Larbert Old

A warm and open invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Service will be led by Rev. John Brown. Crèche and children’s activities are provided. Please join us in the hall afterwards for tea and coffee. There will be no Prayer Meeting at 6.30 p.m, to allow members to attend Heart & Soul in Edinburgh. The Kirk Session meets on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. 2nd Larbert BB Anchor Boys and Junior Section Annual Inspection is at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) in the church hall. Further information, email

Spring Fayre

Stenhousemuir Primary School is holding their Spring Fayre this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. There’s lots for all the family to see and do including crafts, balloon race, pony rides, raffles, bungee run with micro fitness, stalls, refreshments, entertainment and live DJ, bouncy castle, beat the goalie and much much more. All are welcome.

Zumba Classes

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 on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Braveheart Walks

Our more popular walks in Larbert are full of friendly faces, who enjoy the scenery on several different routes around this area. Every Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. we leave from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a shorter 30 minute walk both finishing in the cafe afterwards. Also on a Friday there is a 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving for Stenhousemuir shopping centre Again you can join everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.