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. email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.