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Alva Tod­dlers Tues­days and Fri­days 9.30-11.30am in the Cochrane Hall. The group also runs through school hol­i­days. Look on Face­book for Alva Tod­dlers. Darby and Joan Group Meet­ings are on Wed­nes­days at 1.45pm in the Cochrane Foun­da­tion Hall. Knit­ting group Meets at Park­lands Cen­tre, 7.30pm, on the first and third Mon­days of the month for ma­chine and hand knit­ters. Open doors Alva Bap­tist Church is open for tea/cof­fee and prayers on Wed­nes­days 10am-noon. No­tice­board Groups, in­di­vid­u­als and not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions can ad­ver­tise ac­tiv­i­ties and dis­play posters. See the board for de­tails. Wee County Walk­ers Meet for free Mon­day walks at noon from Cochrane Hall car park. New walk­ers and walk lead­ers wel­come. See www. weecoun­ty­walk­ers.word­press.com. Alzheimer Scot­land A de­men­tia cafe is held in the Alzheimer Scot­land bun­ga­low at 22 View­field Drive ev­ery Satur­day 2.30-4pm, £2.50. Con­tact Kerry MacPhee on 01786 831171 or email kmacphee@alzs­cot.org. Car­pet bowls Mon­day and Fri­day ses­sions from 1.30-3.30pm at Alva Park­lands. Call Pam on 01259215031. Age Con­cern Meet­ings are held on Thurs­days from 2pm in Alva Par­ish Church Hall. Bridge Club Re­sults from Novem­ber 7: 1 D Coul­ter and A Adam; 2 S Hop­kins and P Booth; 3 S Lo­gan and H McKil­lop; 4 B Hunt­ley and M Ma­cleod. Play­ers meet on Tues­days at the Cochrane Foun­da­tion at 7pm. All lev­els of play­ers are wel­come and part­ners can be ar­ranged. Call San­dra Hop­kins on 01259 214963. Christ­mas fayre Alva Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is host­ing a Christ­mas fayre in the Cochrane Hall on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, at 12.30pm fea­tur­ing stalls sell­ing gifts and crafts from lo­cal groups and busi­nesses. En­try is free. There will be fes­tive mu­sic by The Christ­mas Jazz Quar­tet, singing by Alva Brown­ies, face paint­ing, tombola, lucky dip a re­fresh­ment area serv­ing hot and cold drinks and cakes. For more in­for­ma­tion or to do­nate tombola prizes phone 07979 476466 or email info@al­va­com­mu­ni­ty­coun­cil.org.uk.


Min­ers Wel­fare So­cial Club Bingo on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days 8pm. Com­mu­nity coun­cil Meets in Ban­nock­burn Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on the first Thurs­day of each month at 7pm. Stir­ling Chris­tadel­phian Church Bi­ble hour at the church at 40 Main Street is held on Sun­day from 2.30pm with Sun­day school at the same time. Com­mu­nity craft club Next meet­ing of the club at Al­lan Church Hall is to­day (Wed­nes­day) from 2-4pm and ev­ery Wed­nes­day un­til enough an­gel heads have been made for the an­gel fes­ti­val pro­ject on De­cem­ber 8 and 9. Tea and cof­fee 50p. The club or­gan­is­ers are look­ing for demon­stra­tors. Con­tact Mar­garet on 01786 813281. Al­lan Church Ser­vice on Sun­day at 11.15am will be led by Rev Alan McKen­zie with wel­come team 3 on duty. Sun­day school and creche avail­able. Any­one in­ter­ested in their chil­dren at­tend­ing Sun­day school can speak to Kirsty MacGowan. Tues­day cof­fee morn­ing from 10-11.30am ev­ery week. Any­one in­ter­ested in find­ing out about how to use the dig­i­tal hym­nary can con­tact Les­ley 07968 329764 or Dou­glas. Lady­well Church Ser­vice on Sun­day is at 11.15am. Sun­day school is held dur­ing the ser­vice. Team two will be on duty. To­mor­row (Thurs­day) the cof­fee morn­ing is from 10am till noon. There will be no craft club this week. Christ­mas fete is on Satur­day, Novem­ber 25, from 10.30am till noon. Mur­ray­field UF Church Ser­vice on Sun­day at 10am will be led by Rev Gary Bar­clay. On Tues­days a par­ent and tod­dler group meets in the church hall from 9.30-11.130am. To­mor­row (Thurs­day) there is a quiz in the church hall at 7.30pm. Tea, cof­fee and bak­ing, price £3. Wel­com­ing team are J Martin and M Scott and of­fer­ing are G Robert­son and M Spence. Bowl­ing club Bingo on Fri­day at 9.30pm and Chase the Ace draw. On Satur­day the club opens at 1.30pm with domi­noes at 3.30pm.


Lunch club Meets on Wed­nes­days in the Craw­ford Hall, Colquhoun Street, 1-3pm. Scouts Beavers (ages 6-8) meet on Wed­nes­days, Cubs (ages 8-10) meet on Mon­days and Scouts (ages 10-14) meet on Fri­days. Con­tact brae­head­scouts@hot­mail.com for more in­for­ma­tion and to note in­ter­est. Rain­bows The 3rd Stir­ling Rain­bows meet in North Par­ish Church Hall. De­tails from brae­head­rain­bows@ gmail.com Bingo Eyes down at 7.30pm ev­ery Tues­day in the East Ar­gyll Cen­tre, Colquhoun Street. Hall for hire, en­quire at the cen­tre. Art classes Au­tumn acrylics paint­ing class with Laura New­bury at Craw­ford Hall on Thurs­days from 7-9pm. For more info phone 07729 050035. Christ­mas prize bingo Spe­cial event on Fri­day, Novem­ber 24, in the Brae­head Pro­ject Cen­tre, Craw­ford Hall, Colquhoun Street. Starts 7.30pm. East Ar­gyll Club Christ­mas prize bingo will be held on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 1 at 7.30pm.

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Par­ish Church Sun­day, Novem­ber 19 is Guild Sun­day. The ser­vice be­gins at 11am and will be led by Jonny Clip­ston. Sun­day school meets as usual and there will be a creche. Cof­fee in the Chalmers Hall af­ter­wards. The Thurs­day Night Group meets to­mor­row at 7.45pm in the ses­sion room, when Matt Brown will give a talk on teach­ing in Rwanda. The so­cial team’s va­ri­ety night takes place on Fri­day, Novem­ber 17, in the Chalmers Hall at 7.30pm. Acts in­clude Scene 2, River­side Drama and songs and po­ems from lo­cal tal­ent. The Guild meets on Tues­day, Novem­ber 21, at 7.30pm in the Honey­man Hall. The theme is ‘Go in Love – let’s talk about lov­ing when it’s dif­fi­cult to love’. The next meet­ing of the book group is on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 29, at 7.30pm. The book for dis­cus­sion is ‘Bird­cage Walk’, a his­tor­i­cal novel set in Bris­tol in 1792 against the back­ground of the French Revo­lu­tion, by He­len Dun­more. There will be a meet­ing of the board and ses­sion on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 4, at 7.30pm. St Saviour’s Epis­co­pal Church Eucharist ser­vices are on Sun­days at 8am and 10am sung Eucharist with choir. Young church and creche takes place in the church hall and they join the main ser­vice later. Cof­fee and tea are served after the 10am Eucharist. Wed­nes­day Eucharist at 11am in the choir vestry: a quiet, peace­ful ser­vice with cof­fee/tea af­ter­wards. From to­mor­row (Thurs­day) un­til Satur­day there is an art show in the church from 10am-5.30pm by lo­cal artists. There will be a range of work in wa­ter­colours, oils and acrylics on dis­play and items are avail­able to pur­chase, in­clud­ing cards and gifts. En­try to the ex­hi­bi­tion is free. On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 21, the book group meets to dis­cuss ‘The Outrun’ by Amy Lip­trott. On De­cem­ber 8-9 at 7.30pm there will be a read­ing of ‘A Christ­mas Carol’ by Charles Dick­ens with fes­tive car­ols and re­fresh­ments in the church. En­try £10 (£5 stu­dents) at the door, from Strathal­lan Phar­macy or from mem­bers of the con­gre­ga­tion. Le­cropt Kirk Sun­day wor­ship is at 11.30am. Creche and Sun­day school avail­able. Evening ser­vice in St Blane’s at 6.30pm. Walk­ing groups With trained lead­ers on Wed­nes­days 2-3pm. Con­tact Frances on 01786 827190 for the meet­ing point. Stir­ling Univer­sity Part­ner­ship walk group is on Satur­days 10.30am-noon, meet­ing at the Mac­robert. Call Ian on 07768 984176. Crotchet and knit­ting A group meets in the li­brary on the last Thurs­day of each month 2.30-4.30pm. Do­na­tions of left­over wool wel­come. Al­lan­bridge So­cial Club Two func­tion rooms are avail­able to hire. En­quiries on 01786 832198 or 07840 518896 or Face­book. Mem­ber­ship fees must be paid by De­cem­ber 23. Rock’n’Reel Fit­ness classes for the over-60s with rou­tines set to Scot­tish/ con­tem­po­rary mu­sic ev­ery Tues­day in Bridge of Al­lan Par­ish Church from 2-3pm. This is a seated or stand­ing class and is suit­able for wheel­chair users. Cost is £4, in­clud­ing cof­fee. Call Tri­cia Chillas on 07740 676639. Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Alas­dair Tollemache will be in the Al­lan Cen­tre on Tues­day, Novem­ber 21 at 7pm.


Bruce Memo­rial Church Ser­vice at 11am, con­ducted by Rev Gra­ham Nash. Blythswood Christ­mas shoe­boxes will be ded­i­cated at the ser­vice. Friend­ship group to­day (Wed­nes­day) 10-11.30am, tea, cof­fee and chat and learn to make a Christ­mas card with Con­nie Des­mond. Also toda, the gents’ lunch is in the church hall at noon for 12.30pm. Cam­bus­bairns baby/tod­dler group on Fri­day 9.1510.45am in the church hall. There will be a Messy Church ceildh on Sun­day, Novem­ber 26, from 4-6pm and film night on Tues­day, Novem­ber 28, which shows the doc­u­men­tary “Knox: The Life and Legacy of Scot­land’s Con­tro­ver­sial Re­former”. SWI Tonight (Wed­nes­day) there will be a demon­stra­tion by Ar­ti­san Choco­lates, Falkirk. Com­pe­ti­tions are for a bon­bon dish and a favourite con­fec­tion.


Baby and tod­dler group Ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day at Stir­ling County Rugby Club from 10-11.30am. Cost £2 for the first child and 50p for ad­di­tional chil­dren. Cost in­cludes snack for chil­dren and tea/cof­fee. Corner­stone Com­mu­nity Church Ser­vice on Sun­days at 10.30am in Wal­lace High School. Groups for chil­dren of all ages. Lo­gie Kirk Sun­day ser­vice in the kirk be­gins at 11am and will in­clude a cel­e­bra­tion of Com­mu­nion. Creche avail­able. Ser­vice will be led by the Rev Ruth Hal­ley as­sisted by the Rev Anne Shearer. Ev­ery Tues­day a cof­fee morn­ing is held in the hall from 10am. Lunch club is in the hall ev­ery Thurs­day at 12.30pm. Any se­niors in the area wish­ing to join should con­tact El­iz­a­beth Crozier on 01259 213016. The Af­ter­noon Club for re­tired peo­ple meets twice monthly on a Wed­nes­day in the hall from 2pm. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Sheila Innes. The next Guild meet­ing is on Tues­day, Novem­ber 21, at 7.30pm in the hall, when the speaker will be Ja- mie Steven­son from Tor­wood Gar­den Cen­tre. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Hazel Turn­bull on 01786 463479. View­field Ersk­ine Church Sun­day wor­ship is at 11.30am with Rev AF Miller, or­gan­ist is L Wright and bea­dle J Mil­lar. There are still tick­ets avail­able for the cheese and wine on Mon­day, Novem­ber 20, in the up­per hall at 7.30pm. Con­tact any Guild com­mit­tee mem­ber. After the ser­vice on Novem­ber 26 the Guild is hold­ing a soup and sweet lunch in the up­per hall, tick­ets are £3. Queen Street Methodist Church Sun­day’s ser­vice is at 10.30am, led by Rev Ian Wilkie. Creche and ju­nior church groups will be avail­able dur­ing the ser­vice and re­fresh­ments will be served af­ter­wards. St Columba’s Church Sun­day ser­vice will be led by Rev Alex Mil­lar. The next meet­ing of the ladies group is on Mon­day, Novem­ber 20, at 7.30pm, when the girls from Boots will treat the au­di­ence to an evening with No 7. There will also be a sale of wooden can­dle hold­ers made by a mem­ber of the con­gre­ga­tion. Each Sun­day the ju­nior church pro­vides ac­tiv­i­ties for young mem­bers from ba­bies to teenagers. St Columba’s hosts friend­ship lunches on the sec­ond Mon­day of ev­ery month. An in­for­mal fam­ily ceilidh is planned for the church hall on Satur­day, Novem­ber 25, from 6-8.30pm. De­tails are avail­able from the church of­fice. Al­lan Park South Church The ser­vice on Sun­day at 10.30am will be con­ducted by the Rev Alis­tair Cow­per and Sun­day Stars for younger chil­dren takes place dur­ing the wor­ship. Tea and cof­fee will be served ater­wards. Well­be­ing Choir takes place ev­ery Tues­day at 7.30pm. The lunch club meets ev­ery Thurs­day from noon un­til 2pm. Full de­tails of all church events are on the web­site at www. ap­schurch.com . Con­tact num­ber for all en­quiries is Mr Cow­per on 01786 471998 or 07791 524504 or email acow­per@chur­chof­s­cot­land.org.uk. Holy Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church On Fri­day, Novem­ber 17, Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated at 11am and on Sun­day Com­mu­nion will be at 8.30am, fol­lowed by all-age Eucharist at 10.30am for the sec­ond Sun­day be­fore Ad­vent. To­day (Wed­nes­day) the Fel­low­ship Group will meet in the rec­tory at 10.30am and to­mor­row it will meet in the church hall at 8.15pm. The church hall is avail­able for hire. Con­tact shaws1@talk­talk. net for more in­for­ma­tion. For more de­tails, visit www.holytrin­i­ty­s­tir­ling. org. Stir­ling Free Church Meet­ing in the Smith Mu­seum and Art Gallery on Sun­day at 11am with Rev Iain Ma­caskill and at 5.30pm in The Well at Up­per Craigs fea­tur­ing Alex and Don­alda Ste­wart (tes­ti­mony and song). Meet­ings in The Well: tonight (Wed­nes­day) prayer meet­ing at 7.30pm; to­mor­row (Thurs­day) drop-in at 2pm and Bi­ble study at 7.30pm. Satur­day cof­fee morn­ing in aid of Tear­fund at 10.30am. Tues­day Wee Wel­lies at 10.30am and Road to Re­cov­ery at 7.30pm. Church of the Holy Rude Ser­vice on Sun­day at 10am will be con­ducted by Rev Alan Miller. There will be a short ser­vice for heal­ing and whole­ness in the St An­drew’s Chapel im­me­di­ately af­ter­wards. Prayer cards are avail­able in the chapel. On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 30, from 6-8pm the so­cial com­mit­tee will be hold­ing a get-to­gether to cel­e­brate St An­drew’s Night and raise money for the church. Re­fresh­ments will be served and there will be a silent auc­tion of tal­ents. Tick­ets, priced £5, are avail­able from mem­bers of the so­cial com­mit­tee. Park­ing will be avail­able on the cas­tle es­planade un­til 10.30pm. Of­fers of tal­ents can be given to Janet Craig (tel. 01786 472319) or to any mem­ber of the so­cial com­mit­tee. A list of the tal­ents of­fered will be on dis­play after church on Sun­day morn­ings. Walk­ing group A free health walk with trained lead­ers takes place ev­ery Mon­day from 2-2.45pm. Meet at Stir­ling bus sta­tion by the ticket of­fice. Also meet at Stir­ling Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal from 11am. Con­tact Tri­cia on 07557 439111.

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