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on Tues­day at 2pm, when Fiona McDiarmid will speak on ‘Un­pack­ing the Dyslexia Suit­case’. Whist drive The monthly wee whist to aid the Read­ing Room takes place there on Wed­nes­day at 7.30pm. Jum­ble sale This event at the Read­ing Room raised £819. The man­age­ment com­mit­tee thanked ev­ery­one who gave their sup­port. Over-60s The 60th an­niver­sary Christ­mas gath­er­ing takes place on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3, at 2pm in the vil­lage hall. In­vi­ta­tions will soon be go­ing through doors. Christ­mas mar­ket Or­gan­ised by the tod­dler/play­group, this will take place in the vil­lage hall on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, from 1-4pm. Bowl­ing club Mem­bers and friends are wel­come at Fin­try Leisure Cen­tre for a fun event on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18, at 2pm. The pre­sen­ta­tion of prizes for the sea­son will take place at 5.30pm and there will be a raf­fle. Con­tact is Agnes McLaren 01360 850264. Men­strie Par­ish Church Wor­ship was led on Sun­day by Mrs Sandie Kerr. Re­mem­brance Sun­day ser­vice led by Rev Denny Rose will be­gin at 10.45am and will be fol­lowed by a short cer­e­mony at the War Me­mo­rial. The church bells will ring out at 7.05pm on Sun­day and a bea­con will be as­sem­bled and lit on Dumyat by lo­cal Scouts. Men­strie Par­ish Church will be open from 6.45-7.30pm to co­in­cide with the bea­con and the bells. Tea in Two con­tin­ues ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 10.30-11.30am. The next Thurs­day at Two event is on Novem­ber 15 at 2pm af­ter the com­mu­nity coun­cil lunch and will be a tea dance. Dead­line for the church news­let­ter is Sun­day, Novem­ber 18. Christ­mas fayre will be held on Novem­ber 24.

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Cowie and Plean Par­ish Church Arthe mist­ice ser­vice is at 10.45am on Sun­day with a short ser­vice at the War Me­mo­rial in Plean at noon.

\Port of Men­teith

Par­ish Church Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vice will start at 9.45am and will be led by Rev Dr Va­lerie Allen. There will be a re­tir­ing col­lec­tion for SSAFA. Fes­tive flow­ers Amanda Clay­den, Green Pea Stu­dio, will give a christ­mas flo­ral demon­stra­tion with wine and savouries in the Port Hall on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22, at 7pm for 7.15pm. Tick­ets avail­able from church mem­bers.

\Ruskie

SWI The next meet­ing will be held on Tues­day in Nor­rieston Church Hall, Thorn­hill, at 7.30pm. It will be a hands-on flo­ral art evening with Lau­rel Flow­ers of Perth and mem­bers will be mak­ing a small, win­terthemed wreath. All items re­quired for ar­range­ment can be bought from Lau­rel Flow­ers on the night. Com­pe­ti­tions: Mrs Beaton Me­mo­rial Rose Bowl: win­ter-themed ta­ble dec­o­ra­tion and a Christ­mas jumper (any size). Hostesses are Sheena Gib­son, Ca­tri­ona Ni­col and Liz Black.

\Strath­blane

Mini Mak­ers Tues­days in the kirk­rooms, 9.30-10.30am. Art/creative fun for 18 months-five years.

\Thorn­hill

Play­group Over-twos on Tues­days 9.45-11.45am, Fri­days 9.30am - noon, term time in the com­mu­nity hall. Tea’n’chat The last Wed­nes­day of the month cof­fee morn­ing 10am– 12.30pm in the com­mu­nity hall. Any­one in­ter­ested in hav­ing a stall can call Belinda 01786 850692 or boghall­farm@bt­in­ter­net.com. Young at Heart Low-im­pact dance fit­ness classes for over-50s in the com­mu­nity hall on Mon­days from 12.15-1pm. More de­tails from Jan­ice on 07565 182259. Nor­rieston Church The con­gre­ga­tion was greeted last Sun­day by the dis­play of more than 350 pop­pies, knit­ted and cro­cheted over the last few months by many mem­bers and friends, now dec­o­rat­ing the rail­ings, gates and en­trance to the church. The church thanked ev­ery­one who con­trib­uted. On Re­mem­brance Sun­day the ser­vices in church at 10am and at the War Me­mo­rial at 10.50am will be con­ducted by the Rev Richard Begg. Gar­den­ing so­ci­ety The first meet­ing of the win­ter ses­sion will be on Tues­day, Novem­ber 27, when Janet If­fla will give a demon­stra­tion of Christ­mas ar­range­ments. Flu clinic The drop-in clinic will be held at the Tea’n’Chat morn­ing in the com­mu­nity hall on Wed­nes­day. This ser­vice is for Doune Health Cen­tre pa­tients who are aged 65 and over or who are in an at-risk group.

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