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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 stnini­ansplay­group@hot­mail.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.

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