Out of Town news from Thursday, April 17

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Branch Meeting

Unite Forth Valley Retired Members branch meeting takes place on April 21 at 1.30 p.m. in The Royal British Legion, Dundas Street, Grangemouth. The speaker will be local historian Ian Scott talking about Forth Valley. New members welcome. Call Moira on (01324) 556464.

Osteoporosis Support

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 22 between 7 and 9 p.m. in the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling. The guest speaker will be Dr Elspeth King, director of the Stirling Smith who will talk about the museum’s history. All welcome. For further information, please contact Janice on 01786 463098.

Astronomical Society

The Stirling Astronomical Society is delighted to welcome Professor John Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, who will be delivering the society’s next lecture. Come along to the next open meeting of the Stirling Astronomical Society on Friday, April at 7.30 p.m. in the Smith Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, Stirling where he will give his lecture entitled ‘Sun Plunging Comets - Supersonic Snowballs in Hell’. All open meetings are free and interested parties are most welcome to attend. Enquiries to stirlingastronomicalsociety@gmail.com.

Annual Concerts

The Forth Bridges Accordion Band annual concerts will take place on Monday, May 19 at Falkirk Town Hall and Friday, May 23 at Bo´ness Town Hall at 7.30 p.m. The evening will involve the band playing a wide variety of Scottish tradtional music and old time favourites. New for 2014 will see the band perform a variety of waltz music too. Music books will be supplied for those who would like to sing along. Take advantage of the early bird offer by booking tickets today! Tickets booked and paid by May 2 cost £4. All tickets after this date and at the door cost £6. To book call 07834903858. For more information please visit www.forthbridgesaccordionband.co.uk.

Lantern Making

A lantern-making workshop and procession will be held on Monday, April 21. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bo’net Cabin in Bo’ness followed by the procession through Bo’ness between 8 and 11 p.m. to celebrate the official opening of the John Muir Way. The walk will finish at the Corbie Inn for the launch of a special brew. Falkirk Folk Club will hold various John Muir Way sessions featuring traditional music. For more information, visit falkirkfolkclub.co.uk/whats-on.