Music For Syrians A fundraising concert in response to the Syrian crisis will take place in Kippen Church on Saturday, March 4, at 7.30pm when a Syrian classical guitarist will play. There will also be refreshments. Tickets £10 are available from Mary Lawson (01786 870202), Kathy O’Donnell (870724) or June Waley (870454). Reading Room Winners in the monthly wee whist last week were: Ladies - 1 Belle Edmiston, 2 Fiona Finnigan, consolation Agnes Yuill; Gents - 1 Betty McAllister, 2 George McLaren, consolation Muriel Campbell. Otago Active adults strength and balance class, Wednesdays 9.4510.15am in the church hall, £2. Contact Active Stirling on 01786 448308. Ploughing Match It is hoped this century-old event will take place as at Macoriston Farm, Thornhill on Saturday February 24, weather permitting. Please note the venue - not Murdieston Farm as stated previously. Football Tickets, priced £1, are available in McNicoll’s Stores for the Coldline Sports Foundation raffle. First prize is a package comprising two tickets for Real Madrid v Barcelona, flights, accommodation, etc, on Sunday, April 23. Kippen FC will receive a share of the tickets sold.
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Parish Church Worship will be at 10am, led by Rev Terry Taylor. Parish Church. All welcome. Kirk session will meet at 7pm on Thursday, February 23 in the church. Plant and home baking sale On May 6 a plant and home baking sale will be held in the village hall. Any donations of plants or home baking are welcome. Contact Lorna McGuire on firstname.lastname@example.org. Councillor’s surgery Councillor Fergus Wood will be the village hall at 7pm on Monday, February 20. WI news Anne Artis extended a warm welcome to a packed hall to watch chef Martin Luti make and cook pasta. He had a pasta machine which he demonstrated by making different pasta shapes which he then cooked. The audience were given samples of the cooked pasta, which tasted delicious. Martin told the audience of his culinary journey after he left Callander. He has started a new business Luti’s Wood Burning Oven. Competitions: Posy - winner of the Agnes Beaton Memorial Rose Bowl planned Sheena Gibson; 2 Isobel McGuire; 3 Ann Davidson. Funny card - 1 Sheenagh Beaton; 2 Lorna Wyllie; 3 equal Helen Little and Catriona Burnett. An excellent supper was provided by Marjorie Baxter, Val Graham and Mary Muirhead. term time in the community hall. Norrieston Church Sunday worship will be led by the minister, Rev Ellen Larson Davidson, at 10am to which all are welcome. Following the service there will be the monthly Tradecraft stall in the church hall when there will be tea coffee and a chat with time to browse through the Traidcraft spring catalogue. WI news The speaker for the meeting on Wednesday, February 22 will be Rev Ellen Larson Davidson, who will share her childhood memories in South Dakota. Competitions: a piece of patchwork and an American souvenir. Coins for friendship will be collected at this meeting. Non-members welcome. Councillor’s surgery Councillor Martin Earl will be in Thornhill Primary School on Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm.