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Cam­era Club It has been a busy time the club, who won a friendly match-an-im­age com­pe­ti­tion against Mother­well Cam­era Club on April 5. But the most im­por­tant events have been the judg­ing of dig­i­tal im­ages and prints for the club’s an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion. The judg­ing for dig­i­tal im­ages took place on April 12 and the win­ners were Chris­tine Chan­dler with “I’m Watch­ing” in the be­gin­ners sec­tion and Bob McLach­lan with “Sunset over Ar­ran” in the ad­vanced sec­tion. On April 19, the judg­ing for the printed im­age was held and the win­ners were as fol­lows: Be­gin­ners Print Pic­to­rial – “La Rue Char­mante” by Rose­mary Lewis; Be­gin­ners Print Por­trait – “In­no­cent” by Chris­tine Chan­dler; Ad­vanced Print Pic­to­rial – “The Old Town” by David Spinks; Ad­vanced Print Por­trait – “Fo­cussing the mind” by Joyce Man­son; Ad­vanced Print Mono­chrome – “Rush Hour” by David Spinks. The club’s Premier Award given to the best im­age across both dig­i­tal im­ages and prints went to David Spinks for “The Old Town”, an im­age taken in the old town of Car­cas­sonne in south­ern France. Next up was the in­di­vid­ual chal­lenge on April 26. This is where each mem­ber can select at ran­dom a sub­ject to pho­to­graph over the year and present 10 of the best im­ages from their ef­forts. This was a fun even­ing with sub­jects rang­ing from land­scapes to food and ships to flow­ers, fol­lowed by a club stu­dio night on May 3.

Com­mu­nity Coun­cil Strathaven Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will meet later this month. Af­ter a lively fo­rum in April dis­cussing the SP En­ergy Net­works

plans, coun­cil­lors will con­vene again on Tues­day, May 29 at the new Avondale Com­mu­nity Wing from 7.30pm.

Choral So­ci­ety Strathaven Choral So­ci­ety will be pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme as part of the Glas­gow West End Fes­ti­val on Satur­day, June 2 at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Epis­co­pal Cathe­dral on Great West­ern Road in Glas­gow. They will be joined by a 30-piece or­ches­tra, St Mary’s or­gan and four young soloists – Rose Stach­niewska, Heather Ire­son, Colin Mur­ray and Con­nor Smith. Tick­ets are £12 with stu­dents and Un­der-18s free. To find out more, visit www.strathaven­choral.com or visit their Face­book page.

\Jack­ton and T’hall

Com­mu­nity Coun­cil Jack­ton and Thorn­ton­hall Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will meet tonight. Mem­bers of the or­gan­i­sa­tion will come to­gether at Thorn­ton­hall Ten­nis Club with the fo­rum open­ing at 7.30pm. Every­one is wel­come along to raise lo­cal is­sues.

\Chapel­ton

Lunch A Chris­tian Aid Lunch will be held in Chapel­ton Church Hall to­day from noon till 2pm. Every­one wel­come.

Sil­ver Cir­cle The next out­ing of Chapel­ton Sil­ver Cir­cle will be to see the Kelpies and Falkirk on Wed­nes­day, June 6. This trip in­cludes high tea. The bus will leave the cross at 10am and re­turn at 7pm. Visi­tors will be wel­come at a cost of £16 which in­cludes high tea. If you are in­ter­ested, con­tact Margaret on (01357) 300197 or Janet on 07761 499500.

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