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Walk in the park Short walk led by trained vol­un­teers. Lasts around 45 min­utes. Meet on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 at Woollen Mill car park at 10.20am for car share to Lema­hamish. Con­tact Cathy Scott on 01877 330055 or email cathy.scott@ lochlomond-trossachs.org. Strength and bal­ance For older adults ev­ery Mon­day in the Forth Inn 12.15pm-1pm, fol­lowed by 10-minute walk. Scot­tish coun­try dance Classes are held in the Me­mo­rial Hall ev­ery Wednesday from 7.30-9.30pm. More from Al­lan on 01877 385236. Yoga and mind­ful­ness Classes in the Me­mo­rial Hall on Mon­days from 7.30-9pm. Con­tact Gil­lian on 01877 387201 or 07738 225996. St Mary’s Scot­tish Epis­co­pal Church Holy Com­mu­nion (Angli­can Book of Com­mon Prayer) at St An­thony’s RC Bal­fron on Sun­dady at 8am; Holy Com­mu­nion at St Mary’s at 11.15am. All wel­come. At 3pm, The Gilon­dar En­sem­ble will be per­form­ing fea­tur­ing Emma Roche (flute), Anne Rankin (oboe), Alex South (clar­inet), Rosina Al­ter (bas­soon) and Fer­gus Kerr (French horn). They will play a se­lec­tion of works by Mozart, Nielsen and Pi­az­zola. Tick­ets at the door £10. Par­ish Church Ser­vice on Sun­day will be at the usual time of 11.15am with wor­ship be­ing con­ducted by Rev Terry Tay­lor. Guild meets on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 at 2pm in church house when Gra­ham Tay­lor will speak about The Vibe Trust. Lodge Bailie Ni­col Jarvie No 1036 The reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 21 will be a lec­ture on Ma­sonic mu­si­cians by Bro. Robert Ged­des PM from Lodge St. Johns, Whiteinch No. 683.


Par­ish church Sun­day wor­ship will be an all-age fam­ily joint ser­vice with Fin­try Kirk at Bal­fron at 11.15am. Tea and cof­fee are avail­able af­ter­wards in the church rooms. Prayer meet­ing is on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, at 7pm, lunch club is on Thurs­days from noon. Cosy Cafe will re­sume on Fe­bru­ary 25 af­ter the school hol­i­days. Stra­then­drick Film So­ci­ety Tonight (Fri­day), the film be­ing shown is ‘Spot­light’, which won the Best Pic­ture Os­car in 2016. The film starts at 7.30pm in Bal­fron High School Theatre. Non-mem­bers pay £5 Doors open at 7pm.


An­tiques even­ing Gor­don Foster is in the com­mu­nity hall on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, at 7pm for 7.30pm. Any­one with an item that they want to know more about can take it along. This is not a val­u­a­tion event. Tick­ets are £5, in­clud­ing cheese and wine. For tick­ets con­tact Louise 01786 841352, Chris­tine 01786 841191 or Catherine 01786 860246. Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Martin Earl will be in Thorn­hill Pri­mary School on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 28 at 7pm.

info call 01786 448308. Bridge The group meets on Tues­days at 2pm in the ses­sion room of Buch­lyvie Church. Tea and bis­cuits are pro­vided at the end of the af­ter­noon. Call 01360 850487. Vil­lage Hall The vil­lage hall AGM will be held on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 23 at 8pm with a com­mit­tee meet­ing be­fore­hand at 7.30pm in the lesser hall. There will be a race night in the vil­lage hall on Satutr­day, Fe­bru­ary 25 at 8pm. Church Sun­day wor­ship and Sun­day school will be led by Rev Elaine MacRae at 11.15am. Con­gre­ga­tional board will meet at the church on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 at 7pm. WI news At the meet­ing on Tues­day, the in­vited speaker was Clive Wright, the Stir­ling Makar. He spoke about what it was like to be a Makar and shared some of his work with the group. Keep­ing with the Valen­tine theme he worked his way through find­ing love, ro­mance and mar­riage, right up to “till death us do part”. An en­joy­able even­ing of lit­er­ary ge­nius. Com­pe­ti­tions re­sults were: Valen­tine’s Lim­er­ick – 1 Margaret Sparkes; 2 Anne Ste­wart; 3 Eileen May­hew. Photo de­pict­ing ro­mance – 1 Tri­cia Cum­ming; 2 Lynsey Thom­son; 3 Anne Ste­wart. ACWW favourite bracelet was won by Eileen May­hew and £17.10 was raised. The next meet­ing will be held on Tues­day, March 14 when the speaker will be Dr John Rankin who will speak about the tri­als and tribu­la­tions of a po­lice sur­geon. The com­pe­ti­tions will be a favourite mug and a fruit loaf (Mary MacGre­gor Tro­phy). There will also be a bring and buy sale.

21, at Mead­ows car park at 10.20am for Keltie Bridge walk. Con­tact Cathy Scott on 01877 330055 or email cathy. scott@lochlomond-trossachs.org. Strength and bal­ance For older adults ev­ery Tues­day in the fire sta­tion 2-3pm, fol­lowed by 10-minute walk. St An­drew’s Scot­tish Epis­co­pal Church Holy Com­mu­nion on Sun­day and Wednesday at 10am. All wel­come. Kirk news Sun­day early wor­ship at 10am in the kirk hall led by John Gal­lacher (Luke 19: 1-10). Wor­ship at 11.15am in the kirk con­ducted by Rev Moira MacCormick and fol­lowed by In­for­mal Com­mu­nion. Time for Si­lence is at 8pm in the church. Teapot Cafe is open for busi­ness in the Kirk Hall Li­brary on Wed­nes­days from 10.30am to noon. Of­fers of help much ap­pre­ci­ated. Next guild meet­ing is on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 23 at 2pm in the kirk hall. Speaker Deb­bie Jones will talk about her work as a hospi­tal chap­lain. All wel­come. Bridge club Play­ers meet at Waver­ley Ho­tel at 6.50pm ev­ery Wednesday. Win­ners from Fe­bru­ary 8: L Suther­land and D Hunter.


Kirk A joint morn­ing ser­vice will be held at 11.15am on Sun­day in Bal­fron Church. To ar­range trans­port to and from Fin­try phone Rosie Wal­ters 01360 860 292 or Meg Duck­worth 01360 860 408

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Bridge club Meets on Wed­nes­days at 7.15pm in the Red Lion Ho­tel. For more info con­tact Irene on 01786 841785 or Derek on 01786 842224. In­ter­me­di­ate classes are on Tues­days from 7-9pm in Kil­madock In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre. Call Su­san on 01786

842684 or 07778 506406 or email su­san.wil­son37@tesco.net. Keep fit Classes on Mon­days, 7-8pm in the Rural Hall. Aer­o­bics and legs/ bums/tums, suit­able for begin­ners to ad­vanced. Cost £5.


Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ As­so­ci­a­tion The next meet­ing is on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, at the Win­nock Ho­tel for high tea at 5pm for 5.30pm. Any mem­ber who wants to at­tend but has not put their name down can con­tact Linda on 01360 660706 by Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 20. His­tory So­ci­ety “How Scot­tish is Scot­tish Coun­try Danc­ing?” is the sub­ject of the lat­est meet­ing on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 23 in the vil­lage hall. The speaker is so­ci­ety mem­ber David Smith. Visi­tors wel­come, ad­mis­sion £2, and the meet­ing will start at 7.45pm. Church Sun­day ser­vice is at 11.30am and will be let by An­thony Weld For­rester. Tea and cof­fee is avail­able be­fore and af­ter the ser­vice. Sun­day prayer meet­ing is at 7pm. Bridge club Re­sults from Fe­bru­ary 9: NS 1 Jeff Hornby and Carol Jones; 2 Irene Hardie and Jean Aitken; 3 John McGre­gor and Joan Duff. EW 1 Iain Watt and Margaret English; 2 Bar­bara Ross and Ca­role Hill; 3 Flora Hunter, Wilma Brown­lee.


Yoga and mind­ful­ness Class is held in the vil­lage hall on Tues­days from 7.15-8.45pm. Con­tact Gil­lian on 01877 387201 or 07738 225996.


WI news The next meet­ing is on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 21 In the com­mu­nity cen­tre at 7.30pm. The topic Par­ent sup­port group Meets in the vil­lage hall on Thurs­days, 10.30am­noon. Call Elita Pul­ter 01877 382886 or He­len Web­ster 07929 861597. Cir­cle dance group Held on the sec­ond Thurs­day of ev­ery month in Gart­more Vil­lage Hall, 2-4pm. All the dances are taught first. Con­tact Romma Cle­ments 01877 382956 or Maria Miller 01259 220679. Church Sun­day’s ser­vice is at 10am led by Rev Elaine MacRae.


Walk­ing group Ev­ery Thurs­day, 2-2.45pm, al­ter­nate weeks be­tween Blane­field and Kil­learn. Call 07557 439111. Otago Ac­tive adults strength and bal­ance class, Tues­days from 9.30-10am and 10.10-10.40am in the church hall, £2. Con­tact Ac­tive Stir­ling on 01786 448308. Stra­then­drick Em­broi­der­ers Guild Next meet­ing is on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 21 in the church hall, Bal­fron Road, Kil­learn at 10.30am for stitch and chat. At 2pm Lor­raine Sul­li­van’s talk is en­ti­tled, ‘Re­mem­ber me: quilts hon­our­ing the women of Scot­land’, based on a highly suc­cess­ful ex­hi­bi­tion which toured Scot­land in 2010. Visi­tors wel­come £3. Cof­fee morn­ing Stra­then­drick Singers mu­si­cal cof­fee morn­ing will take place on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25 from 10am-noon in Kil­learn Kirk Hall. Home bak­ing, mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment and much more. Tick­ets £3 from choir mem­bers or pay at the door Bridge club Re­sults for Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 14 (Ag­gre­gate) are: NS 1 – Patsy Muir-Simp­son and Margaret Chrystie; 2 Eileen Lindsay and Don­ald Kennedy. EW 1 Wil­lie Robert­son and David Amon; 2 Ju­dith Town­son and Beth Far­ish.

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