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Lorna Gra­ham cloven­ford@ya­hoo.co.uk Christ­mas Craft Fair West Calder Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Sat 9th De­cem­ber, 1200 - 3pm. Craft stalls and cafe in aid of Fi­bromyal­gia. Fun for all the fam­ily. West Calder Med­i­cal Prac­tice Fes­tive Ar­range­ments Fri 22nd DecOpen surg­eries 8:50am - 10:30am and 2:30pm - 4pm (out of hour’s ser­vice cov­er­ing from 6pm) Mon 25th Dec­closed. Tue 26th Dec- closed out of hours ser­vice will cover these dates. Wed 27th Dec – Fri 29th Dec- Open surg­eries 8:50am - 10:30am and 2:30pm - 4pm (out of hour’s ser­vice cov­er­ing 6pm – 8am) Mon 1st Jan­closed. Tue 2nd Jan- closed out of hours ser­vice will cover these dates. Wed 3rd Jan – Fri 5th Jan- Open surg­eries 8:50am - 10:30am and 2:30pm - 4pm (out of hour’s ser­vice cov­er­ing 6pm – 8am) Nor­mal surg­eries will com­mence Mon 8th Jan. Please make sure you have enough med­i­ca­tion to cover the fes­tive pe­riod. Any pre­scrip­tions or­dered over the hol­i­day pe­riod may take longer to process. Pre­scrip­tion Or­ders for Christ­mas/ New Year. Pre­scrip­tions due be­tween 21st De­cem­ber & 5th Jan­uary can be or­dered from 11th De­cem­ber. All other pre­scrip­tions due out with these dates should be or­dered as nor­mal Scout Post this year we are de­liv­er­ing cards in Ad­diewell, West Calder & Pol­beth at a cost of 25p per card. Post boxes are sit­u­ate in West Calder at CDT Of­fice: Gil­lies Butch­ers: Unique Hair­dress­ing: West Calder Library & the West Kirk, we will also have a box at Fair in the Square (9th Dec) In Pol­beth we shall have a box in the Church. Last date for post­ing is 18th Dec. Please no out­ly­ing ar­eas. Scout Group We have va­can­cies in all sec­tions for boys and girls: Beavers - Age 6 to 8yrs- meet on a Mon­day evening in the West Kirk Hall from 6.15 un­til 7.15pm. Cubs - Age 8yrs to 10yrs 6months - meet on a Wed­nes­day evening in the West Kirk Hall from 6.15 un­til 7.30pm. Scouts - Age 10yrs 6months to 14yrs - meet on a Thurs­day evening in the West Kirk Hall from 6.30 un­til 8.30pm. Ex­plor­ers - Age 14yrs to 18yrs - meet on a Thurs­day evening at the Com­mu­nity Gar­den from 6.20 un­til 8.40pm. We are also look­ing for adult helpers in the Beaver and Scout sec­tions. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jean on 01506 873638 Har­burn Play­ers present ‘Sleep­ing Beauty and the Seven Dwarves’ by Kirsty Gille­spie this year. Per­for­mances take place in Har­burn Vil­lage Hall on Wed 6th Dec, Thurs 7th Dec and Fri 8th Dec at 7.30pm and on Sat 9th Dec at 6pm. Tick­ets avail­able from Iso­bel Tel: 01506 873032. Pol­beth Har­wood Church Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship starts at 11:15am where a warm wel­come awaits. JAM club has now re­sumed and all chil­dren are very wel­come to join us, there is a crèche ev­ery Sun­day for chil­dren un­der 3yrs of age and bi­ble sto­ries and ac­tiv­i­ties planned for the older chil­dren. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit us at west-kirk-pol­beth­har­wood.co.uk West Kirk of Calder Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship and GIFT SER­VICE starts at 9:45am, a warm wel­come awaits old friends and new. Join us in the hall af­ter the ser­vice for a cuppa. Sun­day Club meets at 9:45am for all chil­dren age 3-P7, there is a crèche ev­ery Sun­day for chil­dren un­der 3yrs of age. The Bi­ble Class for older kids meets the sec­ond Sun­day in ev­ery month, meet­ing first in the church at 9.45am.Every­one is very wel­come to join us. Gifts do­nated un­der the tree will go to Bethany Trust house & lo­cal fam­i­lies in Bath­gate.

Fayre in the Square o n 9th De­cem­ber. The com­mu­nity Christ­mas Mar­ket in the Square with per­for­mances from the brass band and other groups through­out the event. Also with the switch­ing on of the lights of the Christ­mas tree which will be sup­plied by the CDT.

Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bu­reau West Loth­ian has an out­reach project ev­ery Tues­day at 1, 2, and 3pm at the West Calder Med­i­cal Prac­tice. We can help with prob­lems such as ben­e­fits, debt, fam­ily and neigh­bour prob­lems, con­sumer is­sues, em­ploy­ment, and ten­ancy is­sues. To book an ap­point­ment phone 01506 874 300

The Christ­mas Choir West Kirk of Calder, re­hearsals are on Wed­nes­day evenings from 7pm - 8.30pm in the church. Every­one is wel­come and you don’t have to be able to read mu­sic, and as we all lead busy lives don’t worry if you can’t make ev­ery re­hearsal ei­ther. The Carol Con­cert this year is Fri­day 15th De­cem­ber at 7pm, with the usual mince pies and good­ies af­ter­wards in the hall. It’s a great way to get into the Christ­mas spirit and of course raise money for what­ever char­i­ties the choir de­cide to sup­port for this year. Any queries please call or text Carolyn on 07768 924720. The Friend­ship Café Meets on the third Thurs­day each month. The café meets in West Calder Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 1.30 to 3.30pm. Raf­fle tick­ets cost £1 per strip and tea/cof­fee plus a bis­cuit or two costs 50p. So please come along and bring your friends. Every­one is wel­come.

Tues­day Club in Ste­wart Court is at 2pm ev­ery Tues­day with en­ter­tain­ment fol­lowed by af­ter­noon tea at a cost of £1.50 The Club is open to any­one in the Com­mu­nity West Loth­ian Fi­bromyal­gia Sup­port Group meets on third Sun­day

of the month, 1.30pm - 3.30pm at West Calder Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Join us for sup­port, in­for­ma­tion, friend­ship, talks, and out­ings. See sites. google.com/site/wl­fi­bromyal­gia or call Sheila on 0844 887 2388 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Friend­ship Café Meets on the third Thurs­day each month. The café meets in West Calder Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 1.30 to 3.30pm. Raf­fle tick­ets cost £1 per strip and tea/cof­fee plus a bis­cuit or two costs 50p. So please come along and bring your friends. Every­one is wel­come

Rose­bery Cen­tre (a day cen­tre that works closely with peo­ple within the com­mu­nity who lives with De­men­tia) at Pol­beth Har­wood Church Chapel­ton Terrace Pol­beth. The day ser­vice opens three days per week Tues­day Wed­nes­day & Thurs­day. There are two staff mem­bers Anne Mar­son Man­ager and Karon Sheri­dan As­sis­tant

WLFIN have new group sup­port­ing ex car­ers. When the car­ing role ends, the ex-carer faces fi­nan­cial and emo­tional iso­la­tion. The group aims to re­duce iso­la­tion, in­crease con­fi­dence and also help those who are of work­ing age at­tain em­ploy­a­bil­ity skills. There will be free or­gan­ised weekly meet­ings/ses­sions cov­er­ing a range of top­ics cho­sen by the at­ten­dees. There will also be the op­por­tu­nity to ac­cess dig­i­tal in­clu­sion us­ing a tablet to keep in touch with fam­ily and friends, learn how to do this safely and gain con­fi­dence and skills in us­ing the in­ter­net. For work­ing age at­ten­dees the op­por­tu­nity to ac­cess em­ploy­a­bil­ity sup­port held in a group or in­di­vid­u­ally. To as­sist with the fi­nan­cial bur­dens there will be wel­fare and ben­e­fit ad­vice and also bud­get­ing classes and ses­sions. Any­one re­quir­ing fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact: Eve­lyn Ralston - Project Worker - 01501 771775.

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