Free Church Sunday’s services are at 11.30am with Kidz Club and creche plus evening service at 6.30pm. Prayer and Bible study meet on Thursdays at 7.30pm. More information from John Caldwell at 01786 821264 or email johndunblanefc@ gmail.com. Men’s breakfast at Choices Coffee Shop, Main Street, on the third Saturday of every month at 8am. Call Alasdair Lunan 07886 216593. Dunblane Christian Fellowship Service every Sunday at 10.30am with Kids Church and creche available. Chatty Crafters club is Tuesdays 10am-1pm. Mothers, baby and toddlers group every Tuesday from 2-4pm. Cafe open Monday-Friday 2-5pm. Call Duncan Strathdee on 07789 912259. Dunblane Accordion and Fiddle Club The next meeting will be tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm in the Victoria Hall. Guests will be The Leonard Brown Band. All players, any instrument, welcome. Senior citizens The group is running a bus to the Edinburgh Christmas markets on Tuesday, November 21, leaving Dunblane at 10am. Christmas lunch will be at Glenbervie, Larbert, on Tuesday, December 12, with a coach leaving Dunblane at 12.30pm. For more info or to book a place call 01786 821128. Tea dance Next dance is in Victoria Hall on Friday, November 17. Live music with David Vernon, doors open 1.30pm, dancing 2-4pm. Tea and biscuits, take your own mug, cost £4. Dunblane Cathedral Midweek service will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 11am. On Saturday, November 18, the Russian Orthodox Church Community of St Nicolas is holding a coffee morning in the halls. Doors open at 10am. Sunday worship begins at 10.30am and will include a baptism. All groups of Cathedral Kids will meet. Tea and coffee will be served in the hall at the close of the service. Revelation Youth meet in the evening in the halls. Guild meets on Monday, November 20, at 2pm in the halls for a drop-in session. The next meeting of the kirk session is on Tuesday, November 21, at 7.30pm in the halls.
Fallin Information Exchange Support and advice on alternate Wednesdays 9.30am-noon in Fallin Library. Councillor’s surgery Councillor Margaret Brisley will be in the primary school on Monday, November 20 at 6pm.
Wee County Walkers A walk takes place every Tuesday, meet 2pm at Cats Protection League premises. See www.weecountywalkers.wordpress.
Charity event A fundraising shindig in aid of Cancer Research will be held in the village hall on Saturday, November 25, from 7.30pm-midnight. Live band, food, games and raffle, BYOB. Tickets £10 from Alison on 01786 823985 and Lorraine 08866 365255 Christmas fair The village hall is hosting a Christmas fair on Saturday, December 2, from 10am-4pm. Free admission, refreshments and food available. Wee County Walkers Meet Sundays at 2pm in Dumyat Centre car park for walk with trained leaders. See www. weecountywalkers.wordpress.com. Menstrie Pensioners Association Next meeting is tonight (Wednesday) in the church hall. This is a demonstration of circle dancing with the chance to join in. At this meeting names and menu choices will be taken for the Christmas dinner on Friday, December 8, in the Hollytree Hotel. Menstrie Parish Church Rev Maggie Roderick led a service of Remembrance, joined by the Lord Lieutenant’s representative and representatives from Clackmannanshire Council, Menstrie Community Council, political parties, Brownies, Rainbows, Cubs and Scouts. A retiral offering was collected for Poppyscotland. Christmas fayre is on Saturday, November 25, from 10am-noon. Congregational questionnaires should be returned to elders or to the church this week. Service on Sunday at 11am. SWI At the November meeting Jill McMichael gave an interesting and lively talk about reflexology, alternative therapies and relaxation. Competition results: Flask of soup - 1 Shona Storer, 2 Jean Marshall, 3 Moira Docherty. Calming collage - 1 Barbara Waugh, 2 Isobel Green, 3 Alice Kilgour. Menstrie UF Church Sunday’s service at 10am will be taken by Rev Jason Lingiah. Mr Lingiah can be contacted at the manse on 01259 215278. More information and updates can be found on Facebook @ menstrieufchurch.
Library Bookbug sessions are every other Monday in the library, 11.1511.45am for babies and pre-school children.
Walking group Free health walks with trained leaders, Mondays from 11-11.45am, meet at the front entrance of the community campus. Contact Tricia on 07557 439111. Ochil Centre Monday 10.30am to noon, Messy Mondays toddlers playgroup. The Tuesday Club for the over60s runs noon-2pm – lunch with tea/ coffee free. Wednesday 11am-noon, Stay and Play parent toddler group. Bingo Wednesday and Sunday, eyes down 8pm. Call 01786 450011. Credit union Paypoint is open on Tuesday and Thursday, 11.30am-2pm in Raploch Campus. Requirements for festive season should be made early. St Mark’s Parish Church On alternate Tuesdays at 5.30pm there is a gathering of the 1-2-1 group in the session room and St Mark’s@ Sainsbury’s. Family Church team will meet today (Wednesday) at 2pm. Super Group meets at 6.30pm tonight (Wednesday) for fun and games in the large hall. The Chance to Thrive local group meets tomorrow (Thursday) in the side aisle of the church at 7pm. The Presbytery Prayer Promoters meet in the side aisle of the church on Saturday, November 18 from 10am-noon. Sunday worship begins with a short prayer gathering in the session room at 10.40am. Intimations will be read at 10.50am and morning worship at 11am. Evening praise and prayer is at 6pm. Prisoners’ Week launch will take place on Monday, November 20, at St Margaret’s RC Church at 6.30pm.
Parant is Paiste Gaelic parent and child group for children up to age five meets on Mondays from 10am-noon in Riverside Primary School. £1.50 (includes snack). Call 07805 704884. Riverside Bowling Club Tickets are available from any committee member for the Christmas quiz and karaoke, priced £5, to be held on Saturday, December 9, at 7pm for 7.30pm. Details from John Millar on 07709 058642. The next management committee meeting will be held on Walking group Free health walk with trained leaders, Thursdays from 11am, meeting at the library in the Mayfield Centre. Contact Tricia on 07557 439111. St Ninians Community Church Re:fresh Cafe from 11am12.45pm in Mayfield Centre. Sunday service in the Mayfield Centre is at 10.30am. Civil Defence Club Two sessions of bingo every Wednesday and Sunday, eyes down 8pm. Entertainment on Saturday with Tommy Miller plus bingo. Open day St Ninians Playgroup is having an open day on Friday, November 17, from 10-11am at St Ninians Old Parish Church Hall. Call Gayle Reid on 07757 741073 or email email@example.com. St Ninians Old Parish Church There will be a meeting of the church publicity group tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm. The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be conducted by Rev Gary McIntyre. There will be a creche and the Sunday Club will meet. Articles for the December and January edition of the church newsletter should be submitted by Sunday at the latest. There will be a fellowship tea following the service on Sunday. Kirk session will meet in the parish halls on Tuesday, November 21, at 7.30pm. Councillor’s surgery Councillor Neil Benny will be in the Cultenhove YT Club tonight (Wednesday) at 6.30pm. St Ninians UF Church Sunday service at 11am will be conducted by Rev Martin Keane. Children’s activities will take place at the same time. Evening service at 7pm will be conducted by Mr Keane. On Tuesdays at 6.30pm XTB club for those in primary school will be held, followed at 7.30pm by Source for those in P7–S2.
Community centre Cash bingo every Wednesday, eyes down 7.30pm. A fundraising evening of clairvoyance is being held on Friday, September 22, at 7.30pm with medium Dominic Boag. Tel 01786 812021.
Wee County Walkers Meet Saturdays, 10.30am near the Nike outlet at Sterling Mills in Cochrane Hall car park. See www.weecountywalkers. wordpress.com. Garden Club The next meeting will take place tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9pm in the Ben Cleuch Centre. Guest is Dancing with Daisies, who will give a demonstration of a seasonal floral display. All materials will be supplied and the cost for this will be £4. SWI At the meeting on November 2 there was a floral display from Dancing with Daisies. The SWI meets on the first Thursday of the month and on December 7 ladies will celebrate the group’s 81st birthday at 7pm at the Butterfly. Competitions: Daisyrelated craft - 1 E Kirk; 2 J Carruthers. Limerick - 1 H Symes; 2 J Willis; 3 A McDonald. Flower of the month - 1 M Dewar; 2 M Young; 3 C Pairman.
History Group Monthly talk at the Heritage Centre on Thursday, November 30 at 7.30pm. Gregor Ewing will give a talk on ‘Bruce, Meg and Me’. Entry £1 for members and £1.50 non-members.