The next meeting will be held tomorrow (Thursday, February 15) in Luss Village Hall at 7.30pm. As well as the annual bulb show Margaret Dick will be demonstrating sugarcraft and Hazel Meek will show polymer jewellery.
Concord Community Cinema
The Classic Film Club’s new season begins with Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch A Thief’ (1955) with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly at 7.30pm on Friday, February 17, in the Concord Community Centre. Guest tickets are £3. Alternatives cafe before and after the show. Membership for the new season of five classic films for February-June is available at £10.
Balloch Accordion and Fiddle Club
The February club night will take place on Sunday, February 19, in St Kessogs Hall, Balloch, at 7.30pm. Guest artists will be The Paul Capaldi Duo. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available at the interval plus a bar and raffle. Players and non-players are welcome.
On Sunday, February 19, there will be a market day at Loch Lomond Shores with local produce from the Farmers Market, Artisan Craft Market, food and drink plus live music from noon to 4pm. The market is open from 10am.
Friday lunches have resumed in St Augustine’s Community Hall in Dumbarton from noon until 1pm.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 4pm to 5.30pm at Riverside Parish Church, Dumbarton. The theme this time is ancient Egyptians. Children of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Activities will include crafts, games, cake decorating and painting. It finishes with sharing food, a story and some singing.
Bonhill Senior Citizens Association
The group is holding a music afternoon for all members on Tuesday, February 28, at 1pm.
Age Concern Vale of Leven
A concert will be held on Wednesday, February 22, in Alexandria Leisure Centre at 1pm. New members are welcome.
The Vale of Leven Townswomen’s Guild are holding an evening of music with Brats and Callets (members of the City of Glasgow Chorus). It is in aid of local charities and will be held in Alexandria Parish Church on March 11 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and include a light supper after the concert. For tickets contact any Guild member or phone 01389 720588 or 01389 604498.
Music for Life
The music group is for anyone aged 18 to 80 who would like to meet up with other musicians and make music together. Beginners’ lessons can be offered. £2 weekly. The group meets on Thursday nights at 7.30pm in Ben View Resource Centre, Dumbarton. Contact Jim on 01389 606552 for more information.
The Allsorts (CAFU) Choir require additional male members. No audition, no barriers, no age limit. The choir has a wide repertoire going through the years from 1945 to the present, including Scottish, Irish, gospel and songs from the musicals. For more information contact the secretary on 01389 733372.
Chairman Lawrie Pennycook of Concord Community Cinema handed over a cheque for £725 to Barbara Barnes of the local branch of The group meet in Alexandria Library every Thursday evening at 6pm. New writers welcome. For more info call 07445 759792.
Clydebank District Choir meets every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in the Morrison Memorial Church hall. They sing a variety of music from pop classics to spirituals. The choir are looking for new members. Call 07808 525 810.
Alzheimer Scotland. The money was raised in a series of raffles at film shows.The group thanked everyone who contributed. Concord Yoga Group, Dumbarton, classes have resumed on Wednesdays at 10.30am for 10.45am. Contact Mrs Cairns on 01389 764954 for more information.
Alexandria and District Community Dog Training Service has started a new responsible ownership course. For more information call 07484 081341.
The Armed Forces Veterans Association, Dumbarton, is open from 8am4pm Monday to Friday at Dumbarton Central Station. The organisation holds a drop-in at the Concord Centre from 1pm-3pm every second and fourth Thursday of the month. Donations of toys and bric-a-brac are welcome. Call 01389 717109.
Dumbarton Cine Digital and Video Club meets on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm and from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday afternoons. All meetings are in Dumbarton’s Concord Centre. Membership for over-16s is £15 and this covers access to a broad range of equipment. Call Tommy Crocket on 07948611108.
Community Learning and Development is recruiting volunteer tutors across West Dunbartonshire. The volunteers would work in study clubs, adult literacy groups and digital friends groups. For more information and an application form call 01389 738775.
West Dunbartonshire community mental health team runs a dementia cafe in the Bruce Centre, Dumbarton, on the first and third Fridays of every month from 10.30am to noon. Anyone worried about dementia, family members or friends of anyone affected is welcome to go along.
The Royal Voluntary Service needs volunteers to help deliver hot meals to the elderly in Alexandria and Dumbarton. The organisation is seeking drivers and helpers to take the meals on a regular basis between 11am and 1pm. For more information contact the service manager Pauline Bowers on 0141 941 2483.
Yoga classes suitable for all levels of experience are held at Braeholm, Helensburgh, on Tuesdays at 7pm, Fridays at 1.15pm and Saturdays at 9.30am; and at the Chris Bowman gym in Alexandria on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Contact Jody on 07964090118.
The organisation provides help for those who have a problem with alcohol. For more information call the national helpline on 08009177650.
Recovery and Renewal
Recovery and Renewal is a self-help group for people who want to seek healthy alternatives to use of moodaltering prescription medications. For info call 07557 799050 or email email@example.com.
Voluntary tutors are required for the Vale of Leven mature art group at Alexandria Community Centre every Thursday from 10am until 2pm. Travel expenses reimbursed. Call Linda on 01389 499 920.
Dumbarton’s Ben View Centre requires volunteers for its lunch club. Anyone with three hours a week to spare from 11am to 2pm Monday to Friday is asked to call the centre on 01389 733030.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline Scotland is open Tuesday and Wednesday from noon until 9pm. Call 0300 123 2523.
Movement to music classes meet on Monday afternoons at Riverside Parish Church, Dumbarton, from 1pm to 3pm.
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