Slamannan news from Thursday, March 19

Send us your Slamannan news and pictures by noon on Tuesday

Parish Church

Last Sunday’s service was conducted by the Rev. Monica MacDonald. Scripture readings were by Lady Jane. On door duty was Robert Campbell. The S.A.M. will take place this Sunday, March 22, directly after the morning worship. All members are encouraged to attend and will be made very welcome. There will be a ‘Daffodil tea’ held at ‘Ardtalla’, Kirkburn, Slamannan, on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. All are welcome. to come along for this lovely event. The Holy Week services for the Braes area are: Monday, March 30, Slamannan; Tuesday, March 31, Wallacestone; Wedneday, April 1, Polmont; Thursday, April 2, Laurieston (Maundy Thursday); and Friday, April 3, Brightons (Good Friday). All services start at 7 p.m. Anyone requiring the services of a minister should contact the Rev. Monica MacDonald on (01324) 874807.

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 www.slamannan.net.

Masonic News

Lodge St John Slamannan No 484 - There will be an Emergency Third Degree on Friday, March 27 at 7.30 p.m. Visitors will be made welcome.

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.; P1-P4 youth club, 6-7.15 p.m.; P4-P7 youth club, 7.30-8.45 p.m. Tuesday: 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.; WRI, 6.30-9 p.m. (first Wednesday of month). 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.

Brass Band Concert

See Polmont.

SWRI Meeting

Our last meeting went well and we learnt a lot about First Aid from Tom Whalley. The theatre visit to the MacRobert Centre will be on Saturday to see ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’. The bus will leave the Community Centre at 12.45 p.m. This will be followed by High Tea at the Royal Hotel in Bridge of Allan. On April 1 we will celebrate our 63rd birthday party. This will be held at the Abbotsinch Hotel in Grangemouth. The bus will leave at 6.15 p.m. from Slamannan Community Centre.

Focus Group

Slamannan Youngster’s Focus Group would like to invite P7-S4 young people along to an event on Saturday, March 28 in Slamannan Community Centre from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. If this is you then please come along and tell us what is good about Slamannan and what things would make it better. This is a chance for your voice to be heard. Free lunch will be given. Contact Katie Cummings on (01324) 851548 for more details.