Slamannan news from Thursday, April 16

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Parish Church

Last Sunday’s service was conducted by the Rev. Lorna Duncan. On door duty was Charlene Condeco. there will be a Prize Bingo on Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Bowling Club in aid of the church restoration fund. Anyone wishing to donate a prize, please hand it into ‘Linda’s’ Shop. Anyone requiring the services of a minister, should contact the Rev. Monica MacDonald on 01324 874807.

Community Centre

Slamannan Community Centre has the following classes and activities on over the next week - Monday: 9.30 a.m.-noon, Work club; Mums and Toddlers, 9.30-11.30 a.m.; cooking class, 1-3 p.m.; free quilting class starts April 20, 12.30-2.30 p.m.; P1-P4 youth club, 6-7.15 p.m.; P4-P7 youth club, 7.30-8.45 p.m. Tuesday: Tales for tots with creche, 1.30-2.30 p.m.; Senior youth club, 6.30-9.30 p.m. Wednesday: Fruit barra, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Credit Union, 10-11 a.m.; Women’s Aid (first Wednesday of month); Citizens Advice (first and third Wednesday of month); Bingo, 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; karate, 6.30-8.45 p..m.. Thursday: Mums and toddlers, 9.30-11.30 a.m.; dancing, 5.30-9.30 p.m.; watercolour class, 7-9 p.m. Friday: Mums and toddlers, 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; arts and crafts, 1-3 p.m. Sunday: Councillor surgery, 10 a.m.-noon.

Angling Club

Permits to fish on the River Avon for season 2015 are now on sale. They are available from Linda’s Store (Slamannan); Rod and Creel (Carronshore); Go Fishing (Grahams Road, Falkirk) and also in Maryanne’s Alterations (Bo’ness), Linlithgow Post Office, Curries Printers in Broxburn and Livingston Angling (Houston Industrial Estate). For more information visit

SWI Meeting

We now have a revised name of our Institute. We will now be known as the Scottish Women’s Institute. The word Rural has been taken out to widen the appeal of the organisation and hopefully encourage new members.

Our 63rd birthday party was held on Wednesday, April 1 in The Abbotsinch Hotel, Grangemouth and was well attended. Following the cutting of the cake and our lovely meal we spent the evening with games and dancing, the music was by Mr George Forrester. A good time was had by all and we look forward to our 64th birthday next year. The Summer Outing will be on Saturday, June 6 and we are going to the Lake District. There are still seats available on the bus for anyone who would like to go.

Masonic News

Lodge St John Slamannan No 484 On Friday, March 27 - I.P.Master J.Kerr welcomed members and visitors who witnessed two F.C. on being raised to the third degree. They were congratulated by the assembled brethren. A Regular Meeting of a Third Degree was held on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 30 p.m., while a Mark Degree is on Friday, May 15 at 7.30 p.m. Visitors will be made welcome.