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