by conductor Max Fane and students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Tennis Club The annual quiz night takes place in the village hall on Friday, October 20 at 7.30pm. Jumble Sale In The Reading Room on Saturday October 21 from 10am until noon. Empty your home of unwanted items and bring them along next Friday night from 6.30pm. The committee will collect if needed, phone 870747. Nomad’s Tent This colourful event returns to The Myreton, Glinns Road, courtesy of Johnnie and Kirsty Cuthbert from today (Friday) until Sunday, October 22. Open 10am until 5pm daily, there are plenty of lovely rugs, textiles, lanterns and jewellery to be purchased, together with Christmas gifts and decorations. Plan a visit and also enjoy tea/coffee and cake or light lunches by donating towards Music In Hospitals. Messy Church There will be a Messy Harvest on Sunday, October 22 at Kippen Parish Church from 3-5pm. A warm welcome to young and old to join in for an afternoon of fun, fellowship and food. Vintage Market The market is opening its doors again on Sunday, October 22 from noon until 4pm in the village hall. This year sees an even more exciting mix of vintage, up-cycled, antique, pre-loved, quirky and modern-rustic items for sale, with some of last year’s stall holders and some new ones, all with lots of fascinating treasures to mull over. The local SWI is running the cafe again - £3 gets you gets you tea or coffee and some legendary home baking. Entry is by donation to the Village Hall Fund. WI news All are welcome to enjoy the Celebrity Cooks demonstrate plain baking at the October meeting in the Reading Room on Wednesday, October 18 at 7.15pm. Members’ competition is a toffee apple. Kippen members Mora Adam, Margery Stirling, Helen Wilson and Fiona Clark represented the Federation at the Matter of Opinion National Final in Stonehaven last Saturday. It was an enjoyable event and at the end of a cheerful day, Kincardine Federation were the winners. The federation autumn whist driven takes place in the Albert Hall, Stirling, at 1pm on Wednesday, October 18, with members and friends most welcome. Community trust Details of funds available through the Kippen Community Trust have been posted on the community noticeboard outside the post office.
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Parish Church Sunday worship will be at 10am and led by Rev Dr Valerie Allen. All welcome. There will be a box in the vestibule for donations of toiletries, which Start Up Stirling has agreed to distribute to the various charitable bodies requiring these products. This initiative will run throughout October. Councilor’s surgery Councillor Martin Earl will be in the village hall on Monday, October 16 at 6.30pm. Messy Church There will be a Messy Harvest on Sunday, October 22 at Kippen Parish Church from 3-5pm. A warm welcome to young and old to join in for an afternoon of fun, fellowship and food.
SWI news President Anne Artis extended a warm welcome to members and friends. There was an excellent turnout to hear the speaker for the evening, Ann Ross whose talk was entitled ‘Felt Road To Mongolia’. Ann’s Mongolian felt journey came to life as she showed the audience a DVD of her time there. She also had some Mongolian felt articles with her, beautiful colours and exquisite stitching. Competitions: craft item based on pom poms: Winner of the Puskie Plate - Anne Artis; 2 Elizabeth Dykes. Colourful knitted/bought item - 1 Janice Oman; 2 Anne Artis; 3 Elizabeth Dykes. It was announced that Ann Davidson had won the cup for most points in the monthly competitions and the cup for gaining most points at Doune and Dunblane Show. A delicious supper was provided by Helen Little, Vivien Leckie and Sheenagh Beaton. Mini Makers Tuesday in the kirkrooms, 9.30-10.30am. Art and creative fun for 18 months-five.
Playgroup For over-twos, Tuesdays 9.45-11.45am, Fridays 9.30am-noon, term time in the community hall. Tea’n Chat On the last Wednesday of each month, 10am–1pm at the community hall. To have a stall contact Helen Myles on 01786 850608 or Belinda MacMillan 01786 850692. Norrieston Church Rev Ellen Larson Davidson will lead the worship on Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday at 10am. Gifts of dried, tinned and non perishable goods as well as shampoo, soap and any suitable toiletries will be much appreciated. All goods will be taken to Startup Stirling. The Shoebox Christmas Appeal is here already and shoeboxes have to be brought to the church by Sunday, October 29. Leaflets are available from the vestibule of the church. Or, contact Margaret McNicol. There will be tea, coffee and time to purchase from the Traidcraft stall in the church hall after the service. All welcome. Members were all saddened to hear of the death of Dr Alistair Durie. Alistair was well known to the Norrieston congregation as he led worship at Armistice and Christmas as well as many Sundays when the minister was away. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Gardening Society The AGM will be held on Tuesday, October 24 at 7.30pm in the church hall. This is your chance to have a say on the contents of the schedule for the flower show. The first meeting of the winter session is Tuesday, November 14 when the speaker will be Kate White from Cowden Castle, Dollar. Macmillan Coffee Morning The wonderful sum of £736.17 was raised in the church hall. Thanks go to all who donated, attended and helped to make this event a success. Flu Clinics Adult drop-in flu clinic will be held in the community hall during Tea’n’Chat on Wednesday, October 25 from 10am to noon. This clinic is for patients who are 65 years and over or in an “at risk” group, including pregnant women and carers. SWI news The next meeting will be held in the school on Wednesday, October 18 at 7.30pm. Brian Devlin from Trossachs Search and Rescue will give a talk. The competitions for those who wish to enter are: A whistle and an article using cross stitch. New members and visitors welcome. Tea will be served. Messy Church There will be a Messy Harvest on Sunday, October 22 at Kippen Parish Church from 3-5pm. A warm welcome to young and old to join in for an afternoon of fun, fellowship and food. Christmas fair On Friday, November 17 from 6-8.30pm in Thornhill Primary School, in aid of the parent council. Free admission. Stalls include, school sale table, cakes, pet supplies, jewellery - plus mulled wine and pies. Stalls are £10, contact Tracy on 07939 416258.