Polmont news from Thursday, September 11

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Braveheart Walks

Come along and enjoy an evening walk while the sun still shines! This walk leaves from Polmont Station (by the bowling club) at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Walkers look forward to seeing you there for a blether along the side of the canal. For more information please call (01324) 673703.

Polmont SWRI

The first meeting of the Polmont S.W.R.I. (Rural) will take place in the Polmont Old Parish Church Hall, Main Street, Polmont on Monday, September 15 at 7.30 p.m. when there will be a demonstration of card-making by Catherine Forrest. We look forward to seeing everyone after the summer and welcoming new members to our meetings.

Community Council

The AGM will be held on Monday, September 22 from 7.30-9 p.m. in the Greenpark Community Centre, Greenpark Drive. All welcome.

Old Parish

Morning Service will be conducted by Rev. Neil Barclay at 11 a.m. Choir practice at 9.45 a.m. Prayer Meeting in the Vestry at 10.30 a.m. Youth Church meets in the Church at 11 a.m. Creche in the Fellowship Room at 11 a.m. On duty are C Lawson and M Turner. Duty for Readings J Wilson and Prayer D Syson. Groups and Organisations restart dates for September - Today (Thursday): Lunch Bunch at 11.30 a.m. in the Church Hall; Friday: Share-a-Craft at 10 a.m. in the Church Hall; Sunday: The Grid at 6 p.m. in the Church Hall; Monday: Baby Group at 1.30 p.m. in the Church Hall; Sunday: Messy Church at 5 p.m. in the Church Hall; Monday: The Fellowship at 7.30 p.m. in the Church Hall; Tuesday: History Club at 7.30 p.m. in the Small Church Hall. For more details on any of the Groups or Organisations please contact the Church Office on (01324) 715995 or e-mail contactus@polmontold.org.uk. MacMillan Coffee Morning - Saturday, September 27 at 10 a.m. to noon, Church Halls, Main Street, Polmont. Together we can make much-needed funds Come along and enjoy a coffee with friends and family. We earnestly request donations of home baking, gifts, your physical and financial support to raise funds for this excellent cause. Please contact Margaret Connor or Lynda McKechnie with donation or for further information.

Flu Clinics

Polmont Park Medical Group - Flu clinics will be held on Monday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 29 between 8.30 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you are over 65 or in an at risk group please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

Kids Swish

An event is being held at the Gingerbread Cafe in Polmont on Saturday, September 20 where parents can take their unwanted children’s clothes and exchange them for new ones. It’s a great and very inexpensive way to update your children’s wardrobe. The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon and tickets are available from the cafe now, £2.50 per family.

Cat Register

The Cat Register & Rescue Cat photo show will take place in Greenpark Community Centre, Polmont on Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along and entry to this event is free. As well as a chance to view the photos, there will be stalls, tombola, home baking and the ever popular cafe serving hot and cold snacks. The following Saturday we will also be in the Community Hub in the Howgate from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. where a selection of the photos will again be displayed. There will be volunteers on hand to answer any questions you might have about the charity. If you have time to spare, please come along and join us. Bring the kids and bring your friends.

Greenpark Centre

Events and activities on at Greenpark Community Centre for today and the next week include - Today: (Thursday): Line Dancing, 10-11.30 a.m.; Floral Art, 10.30 a.m.-noon; Art Appreciation Group, 11.45 a.m.-2 p.m.; Polmont Art Club is at 2-4 p.m.; Pilates, 1.30-2.30 p.m. Friday: Child-minding Group, 9.30-11.30 a.m.; Tea dance, 1.30-3.30 p.m. Monday: The Child-minders meet 9.30-11.30 a.m.; Bridge Group meets 1:30 – 3:30pm and the Bowlers meet 2 – 4 p.m.; Tuesday: Tai Chi, 10.30 a.m.-noon; Beginners Yoga, 10 a.m.-noon; a Tea Dance will be held 1.30 – 3.30 p.m.; Yoga will be on 7.30 – 9 p.m.; the Rainbow will met at 6-7 p.m.; Wednesday: Child-minders, 9.30-11.30 a.m.; Stretch and Tone resumes 10 – 11.15 a.m. Greenpark Community Centre is closed from 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17 all day on Thursday, September 18 due to the elections. The centre is now accepting applications for Art and Sewing Classes. Our art classes for beginner’s starts on Monday, September 25 from 7-9 p.m., art classes for the experienced begins on the same day from 1.30-3.30 p.m.; Sewing classes begin on Monday, September 22 from 7-9 p.m. If you are interested in any of these classes please contact the centre on (01324) 506730, places come on a first come first served basis. Greenpark Community Centre regrets to inform you that the Parent and Toddlers (child-minding group) will no longer be running until further notice.

Polmont Playgroup

Sessions run from 9.30-11.30 a.m. Monday to Friday in the nursery annex of Greenpark Community Centre. We have spaces for children from two years, six months to age five. For more information phone 07919 066 359.