Out of Town news from Thursday, April 3

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Family History

The next meeting of Central Scotland Family History Society will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 7.30 p.m. at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling. There will be a talk on ‘The Jewel in the School Board’s Crown: Scotland Street School’ by Alison Brown, curator, at Scotland Street School. Tea and biscuits will be available after the talk providing an opportunity for people to meet others who share an enthusiasm for family history. Non members are very welcome at the meetings although there is a small charge of £2.

Quiz Event

The Grand Forth Valley U3A Quiz is to be held on Friday, April 11 at 2 p.m. in the Mayfield Centre, St Ninians, Stirling. Note the date in your diary now! This is your chance to answer questions and help your team towards a prize (not as valuable as those offered on TV quiz shows, but to be cherished nevertheless). It will stimulate memory and thinking processes, encourage contribution within a team and offer a challenge, some fun and, of course, tea and cake. That’s covering all the reasons for being in the U3A, so, even if you have yet to join, come along to the quiz. Teams will be formed on the day so the more the merrier.

Fintry Workshops

Foolproof food will run this Saturday between noon and 3 p.m. This is a relaxed, friendly and interactive workshop which will guide participants through growing fruit and veg at home. Bike Dr and Cycle skills will run on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Come along and get your bike repaired by fully qualified bike mechanics. You will also get the chance to test ride electric bikes. Get rid of that old or unwanted cycle at our bike amnesty. You will even be able to dust off your cycling skills for the summer with our cycle skills for adults course. Everyone welcome. The Bill Busters workshop runs on Monday between 7 and 8.30 p.m. This is an introduction to how you could make your home more energy efficient. The workshop will also offer advice on bills, lighting, draught proofing, cavity wall, loft insulation, solar PV, EPCs, RHI and how you could get cash back for making your home greener. For the first eight places booked, a free energy saving goody bag will be available. All workshops are taking place at the Fintry Sports Club, Kippen Road, Fintry, Glasgow, G63 0YA. The events are free but places are limited. For more information or to book please email info@fintrydt.org.uk or call 07880 823302.