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Flu Clinic West Calder Med­i­cal Cen­tre will be held on: Thurs­day 25th Oc­to­ber: Mon­day 29th Oc­to­ber: Wed­nes­day 31st Oc­to­ber (early morn­ing clinic avail­able) please con­tact the Surgery On 01506 874300 to ar­range an ap­point­ment. Th­ese Are Not Drop in Clin­ics You Must Make an Ap­point­ment **Please DO NOT ar­rive more than 10 min­utes be­fore your ap­point­ment time, you will not be seen ear­lier** Im­por­tant No­tice from the West Calder Med­i­cal Prac­tice GP Part­ners. Ef­fec­tive from Mon­day 22nd Oc­to­ber. All pa­tients wish­ing to make an ap­point­ment will be asked to pro­vide a brief de­scrip­tion of their symp­toms. This will as­sist us in pro­vid­ing you with the RIGHT CARE, at the RIGHT TIME, in the RIGHT PLACE. For gen­eral health ad­vice or in­for­ma­tion please pick up an NHS Loth­ian leaflet from re­cep­tion. Har­burn Ceilidh will be held in Har­burn Hall on Satur­day 3rd of Novem­ber 2018 from 7:30-11:30pm. John Morgan will pro­vide the mu­sic. Prof­its will go to­wards the run­ning ex­penses of Har­burn Hall. There will be a raf­fle, do­na­tions would be very wel­come. Tick­ets ob­tain­able by phon­ing 01506 871202. A fin­ger buf­fet will be pro­vided. Adults £10 Chil­dren un­der 12yrs £5 BYOB West Calder and Har­burn Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Trust are cur­rently pre­par­ing for the cen­te­nary of Armistice Day, as part of the ex­tended com­mem­o­ra­tions, they would like to cre­ate a dig­i­tal memo­rial for those who served in the Great War and for those who gave their lives in the Great War, to cre­ate a Her­itage project. They are look­ing for let­ters, mem­o­ra­bilia or any pho­tographs that can be scanned and will be added to the Her­itage web­site. Please con­tact the Trust of­fice in West Calder Com­mu­nity Cen­tre if you have any items you wish to be in­cluded. CDT would also like to cre­ate a Poppy Walk­way to com­mem­o­rate the sac­ri­fices made by so many lo­cal fam­i­lies, they are look­ing for as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble who live or work on the Main Street to dis­play a poppy in their front win­dow. The pop­pies can be sup­plied by the trust for dis­play. They would very much wel­come do­na­tions of knit­ted or cro­chet pop­pies to help cre­ate a dis­play, please con­tact the Trust on 872931 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. There Was a Soldier Open­cast are to per­form their Edinburgh Fringe sell­out show for the com­mu­nity around West Calder at West Kirk of Calder on Fri­day 26th Oc­to­ber at 7.00pm. The show com­mem­o­rates West Loth­ian’s con­tri­bu­tion to WWI, telling the story through song, po­etry, hu­mour and vi­su­als. How it started……. “We were clear­ing out my late aunt’s house a few years ago,” ex­plains Liz Reid, the show’s co-creator, “and came across a bun­dle of let­ters ad­dressed to her from a young soldier in the First World War. Tied with a faded pink string, the let­ters and mem­o­ra­bilia from her sweet­heart on the front line en­tranced Liz and her friend Mary Boylan. The bun­dle of let­ters from David Wal­lace Din­woodie stopped short with an al­most-in­evitable black-bor­dered en­ve­lope an­nounc­ing his death in ac­tion. Liz and Mary had to find out more. They did some re­search then vis­ited his grave in France. “Then a few years later they saw a show in Glas­gow called Far from Ypres, writ­ten by Ian McCal­man. Ian made the for­mat of the show freely avail­able to any­one want­ing to pro­duce a sim­i­lar story about the war in their own area. Mary and Liz de­cided to re­search West Loth­ian’s ex­pe­ri­ence of war in or­der to tell the story of so many young men, like David, who left their area with such en­thu­si­asm and never re­turned. The re­sult­ing mu­si­cal show There Was A Soldier… fea­tures David as the main char­ac­ter, and in­cor­po­rates two songs writ­ten in an old jot­ter by Brox­burn man, George Coyle, in Flan­ders 100 years ago. “Read­ing his good-hu­moured songs writ­ten on the front line, you can imag­ine he must have been an in­spir­ing and pos­i­tive man to be with in those ter­ri­ble con­di­tions,” Mary says. The cast fea­tures young singers from lo­cal sec­ondary schools, who are all of sim­i­lar ages to the young men who left West Loth­ian for war. Now...we’re still look­ing for sto­ries of lo­cal peo­ple and pic­tures (if you have any) which might be able to be used in the show or dis­played in the Church Hall af­ter the event. If you do have any­thing, or re­quire any ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Karen El­liot, Email: kel­liot250666@gmail.com. This is a free event and tick­ets will be avail­able soon.

West Kirk of Calder Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship starts at 9:45am to which all are warmly in­vited. Sun­day Club wel­comes all chil­dren from 3yrs to P7 for fun games and Bi­ble ad­ven­tures, there is also 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 any Sun­day and there is no age limit!

Pol­beth Har­wood Church Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship starts at 11:15am and all are warmly in­vited. JAM Club wel­comes all chil­dren from 3yrs to P7 for fun games and Bi­ble ad­ven­tures, there is also a crèche ev­ery Sun­day for chil­dren un­der 3yrs of age. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on both churches please visit us at west-kirk-pol­beth­har­wood.co.uk or fol­low us on Face­book both churches have their own Face­book page. A very warm wel­come awaits

Stewart Court Bingo There will be Bingo at Stewart On Mon­day at 2pm, Wed­nes­day at 7pm. Wed­nes­day & Fri­day at 3pm Tea & Chat, All wel­come.

Tues­day Club held in Stewart Court is at 2pm ev­ery Tues­day with en­ter­tain­ment fol­lowed by af­ter­noon tea £1.50 Do­na­tion Ev­ery­one Wel­come

Arts and Crafts Group Held at Stewart Court each Thurs­day at 2pm. With Tea, cof­fee and chat! All wel­come.

Young at Heart Held within Stewart Court’s lounge from 6pm un­til 8pm each Tues­day. Tea, Cof­fee, Chat with var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer. All Wel­come.

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.

West Loth­ian Fi­bromyal­gia Sup

port 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.

Rose­berry 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

West Calder Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion

Cen­tre Ac­tiv­i­ties Mon­day – Fri­day Fit­ness Suite - 09:00 - 21:00, Mon­day - Fri­day Lunch Club -12pm. Mon­day - Thurs­day: Com­mu­nity Play Group - 9.00. Mon­day-Baby & Tod­dlers – 09.00. Youth Club (Girls Group) – 18.15. C.J. Dance – 18.30. Judo Club - 18.30. St. An­drew’s First Aid ( Youth) -18.30. Nar­cotics Anony­mous - 18.30. Tues­day - The Dou­glas Method - 09.15. Gen­er­a­tion Juke Box – 10.00.50 + Bowl­ing - 10.15. Bee Happy Craft Group -12.00. 50+ Bowl­ing -13:00. West Calder Pub­lic Band - 19.00. West Calder & Har­burn Com­mu­nity Coun­cil – 19.00 (2nd Tues Monthly). Wed­nes­day - Craft Ac­tiv­ity Group -10.00. Art Class -13.30. The Dou­glas Method - 18.00. Taek­wondo -18.15. Weight­watch­ers - 19.00. Judo Club -19.30. Thurs­day- Baby & Tod­dlers - 09.00, Friend­ship Café - 13.30 (3rd Thurs Monthly), Youth Club (Snr) -18:15.Fri­day- Seated Ex­er­cise Class -11.00, Adult Ac­tiv­ity Group -12.45, CGL (Care, Grow, Live) West Loth­ian As­sertive Out­reach Ser­vice – 14.00, Taek­wondo -18.00, Youth Club ( Ju­nior) -18.15. Sun­day- Fi­bromyal­gia -13.30 (3rd Sun­day of the Month).

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