Four Isles events A boxing club for people aged eight and over runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Four Isles Community Centre from 6pm to 8pm. The venue also hosts an over-50s group on Mondays from noon to 2pm, a toddlers’ group for kids from birth to three years on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until noon and prize bingo on Tuesday nights from 7pm to 9pm. A monthly meeting by group Touched by Suicide now takes place in the centre, with the next session being held on Wednesday, November 15, at 7pm; for more details, call Linda on 01294 274273. Dog obedience classes are held every Thursday in the Four Isles community centre, with a beginners’ session from 7pm to 8pm and an advanced class between 8pm and 9pm; for more information, call Billy on 07516 894594.
Social club Activities this week include bingo on Sunday night, with tickets on sale from 8pm and eyes down at 8.30pm. The Lucky Joker is drawn at 8.25pm on Sundays, with tickets – priced £1 – on sale from committee members and bar staff throughout the week. For further information on all of the above, see the club notice board.
Bonfire night was a huge success on Monday. The committee wish to thank everyone who helped contribute to the event, with a special thanks to the owners of the Railway Garage in Chapelhall for their gift and fireworks and Councillor Sophia Coyle for lighting the fire.
Back Brae Gospel Hall The Sunday school runs from 2.30pm to 3.15pm, with the breaking of the bread also taking place on Sunday, at 11am. The evening gospel meeting is held at 6.30pm every Sunday, except the last Sunday of the month when the service runs from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. A prayer and Bible reading is held every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Miners’ memorial The Stanrigg Miners’ Memorial is open to all who wish to visit. July 9 next year will mark 100 years since 19 miners lost their lives in the disaster and anyone who would like to commemorate the anniversary can call 01236 830637. Transport to the memorial can also be arranged by calling the same number above. Drop-in cafes will be held in Greengairs Parish Church hall on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 1pm to 3.30pm. They are open to all who want to visit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with some home baking. Children’s Christmas events The children’s committee’s pantomime this year will be Aladdin. It will take place in the social club on Saturday, December 16, with doors opening at 5.30pm for a 6pm start, and is for kids aged between six and 16. A party for youngsters aged under six will be held at the same venue on Monday, December 18. Doors open at 7pm and the event will run until 9.30pm. Annual visitors will be in attendance, along with Santa Claus. Application forms are now available from the committee or bar staff and must be returned by Sunday, December 3. Check the club’s notice board for further information. Councillor’s surgeries Councillor Sophia Coyle will hold surgeries on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the village’s community hall from 6pm to 6.30pm. Baillies Lane marching band Practice takes place on Tuesdays in the social club from 7pm to 9pm. New flute and drum learners are welcome to attend; call John on 07525 064303
for further details.
De Capo music group Anyone who would like to play the orchestral flute and drums are welcome to attend the group. Sessions run on Mondays from 6pm to 9pm in the orange hall on Baillies Lane; contact John on 07525 064303 for more details.
After 9’Ers activity group Meetings take place on Fridays from 1pm to 3pm in the community centre. The group is run by members of the community, for the community and activities include arts and crafts, fitness and cooking. The weekly cost is £1.50, which includes tea and snacks.
Church service Caldercruix and Longriggend Parish Church will meet on Sunday at 10.50am. This change of time will allow parishioners to pay their respects to the fallen with the rest of the nation at 11am. The Girls’ and Boys’ brigades should meet in the hall at 10.40am.
Christmas fayre Calderbank Parish Church is holding its annual Christmas fayre on Saturday, November 18, at 2pm. A warm welcome is extended to everyone to come along and visit the many stalls, pick up a bargain, enjoy home-baking, tea and coffee and a chat. Visitors can snap up Christmas gifts, jewellery, furnishings, toys, bric-a-brac, lucky dips and more.
Bowling club The season has now closed, however, the club house is still available for all types of functions. New and lapsed bowlers are very welcome to join for next season, at the special introductory price of £50. For further details, contact secretary Margaret on 07714 688650 or email email@example.com.
Craft group meets at Townhead Parish Church on Mondays from 9.30am to 12pm. All are welcome along.
Chapelhall Tenants’ and residents’ association The next meeting takes place tonight at 7pm in the senior citizens’ centre. Future gatherings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, at the same time and place.
Tenants’ and residents’ association The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 29, in the community centre at 7pm. All residents are welcome along.
Parents’ and toddlers’ group runs at Beechbank Community Centre every Tuesday from 9.30am to 11am; new members welcome.
Prize bingo night will take place in Springfield Community Centre tomorrow, with admission costing £1; doors open at 6.45pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.
Tea dance The Springfield over-60s tea dance will be held in Springfield Community Centre this Saturday from 7.15pm to 10.30pm; admission is £3.
Music club People can learn to play a musical instrument, including a guitar and fiddle, in St Bartholomew’s Church hall on Fridays from 8pm to 9.30pm. Lessons are followed by a folk music session until midnight, with a bar also available.
Craigneuk Craigneuk and Old Petersburn tenants’ and residents’ association meet on the second Monday of each month at New Broomfield. The group’s next meeting takes place on November 13 at 7pm. Craigneuk & Petersburn Action For
Kids run fun sports and play activities each Monday at Dunrobin Primary School from 6pm to 8pm for children aged three-to-12 years. The cost is £1.50 (including a tuck shop) and further information is available by calling Debbie on 07863 716959.
Coffee mornings take place in the church hall on Tuesdays from 10am until noon. All are welcome along.
Village service A service of remembrance will be held at the cenotaph on Sunday at 10.45am. All are welcome to attend.
Bingo night LLOL 261 are holding a prize bingo event on Friday in the social club. Eyes down is at 8pm and entry costs £1; tea included and all donations welcome.
Coffee connections local cafe is open on a Sunday from 8am to 1pm. The girls will be delighted to welcome new and old customers when they go along to be served.
Kids’ bible club will run in Elim Gospel Hall every Thursday from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. The club is free of charge and for more details, call 07721 052007. Community council will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, November 14, at 7pm in the community centre. All welcome.
Mothers and toddlers group runs in Elim Gospel Hall every Wednesday from 10am to 11.30am. Contact Anna for more details on 07810 772114.
Scouts meetings 1st Clyde Scouts’ weekly meetings take place on Wednesdays at the St David’s and Plains primary schools’ campus. Beavers for six to eight-year-olds meet from 6.15pm to 7.15pm and Cubs for ages eight to 10 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. The cost for both meetings is £2.50 and youngsters are asked to take soft shoes and a drink. Beavers’ Space Badge, fishing and swimming are among the group’s activities. Call 01236 609515 for more details.
Community council The group’s next meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 28, in the All Saints and Rochsolloch primaries’ joint campus on Bellsdyke Road at 7pm. For more information, call 07880 628108.
Bank Social Club weekly entertainment includes dancing to live music on Mondays and Thursdays, a bingo night on Tuesdays with a £500 prize and a cabaret with top acts, backed by Kenny Campbell, on Saturdays. Wednesdays sees line dancing held and on Sundays there is dancing to The Reasons. Bookings are now being taken for the Christmas party on December 15. Pipedream will be playing live after a four-course meal, which costs £29.50 and will be served at 7.30pm. Call 01236 607051 for more.
Airdrie Spiritualist Church meet on Tuesdays in Whinhall’s Beechbank community centre from 7.30pm. To find out more information, call organiser Nan on 01236 767007.
Charity evening New Monkland Guild are holding a charity evening on Tuesday, November 21, at 7.15pm in New Monkland Church hall. Entertainment will be provided by the New Wellwynd Choir and tea, coffee and cakes available. Entry costs £3 and tickets can be bought at the door, or from guild members.
Carol service The annual Ecumenical carol service will be held in St Margaret’s Church on Sunday, December 17, at 7.30pm. Anyone who would like to sing in the choir at the service is invited to rehearsals, which start tomorrow night in New Wellwynd Church from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Creative writing group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at Chapelside centre on Black Street, from 12pm to 2pm. The group is looking for new members and welcomes all those interested in writing in a diverse range of genres, including poetry, short stories and local history.
Recovery cafe Love N’ Light Recovery Org’s recovery cafe takes place at Pilgrim Community Centre, Victoria Place, every Saturday from noon to 4pm. Motivational speakers, a conversational cafe, fun hub, 12 steps participation and arts and crafts for kids are among the attractions and facilities available. The organisation has been included in this year’s Aviva community fund project and are asking for support from local residents; visit www.avivacommunityfund. co.uk/voting/project/view/17-4175 to find out more. Contact Bill on 07473 102974 or Jane on 07875 634701 for further details on the group.
@home Youth Centre has a purpose-built recording studio which is available every Friday from 5pm to 10pm with staff on-hand to help record and mix tracks. This facility is available free of charge to singers and bands aged under 25. It is run by Airdrie’s community learning and development youth work team; to book recording time, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01236 632380.
Autumn fair Old Monkland Parish Church are holding an autumn fair on Saturday at 1pm. There will be the usual stalls, including Christmas and bottle stalls, and a tea room. Admission is free.
CAP job club meets on Mondays from noon until 2pm at Hope Church on Bank Street. Those who are looking for work are invited to attend for friendly, practical support in finding a job. Lunch is provided; places can be booked by calling 0800 328 0006.
Christmas fayre will take place at Buchanan and St Ambrose High schools on Tuesday, November 28. It will run from 6pm to 8pm and include stalls, raffles, tombola, hot and cold food, prize bingo and Santa’s grotto. Admission costs £1 for adults and 50p for children.
Charity night The Angel of Love and Light Spiritualist Church are holding a charity evening in aid of the Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health on Monday, December 18, at Coatbridge Community Centre’s multi-room. Doors open at 7.10pm for a 7.30pm start and the event ends around 9.15pm. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought any Monday at the church at 7pm; all ticket money goes to the charity and for further details, call 07539 946335.
Prize bingo run by the Monklands fundraising group for Macmillan Cancer Support is taking place tomorrow in Coatbridge. Eyes down is at 7.30pm and tickets cost £1. For details and ticket, contact Anne on 01236 440287 or Georgia on 07949 262785.
Rotary Club of Coatbridge, Airdrie & Monklands will hold a St Andrew’s ceilidh at the Tudor Hotel in Airdrie on Friday, November 24. Proceeds will go to Airdrie foodbank and to Rotary charities. Tickets cost £22 and can be obtained by contacting Natalie Pendrey on 01236 897987.