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Cam­era Club On Fri­day, Car­luke Cam­era Club were en­ter­tained by two pre­sen­ta­tions by its own mem­bers. Start­ing the meet­ing, Gaille Gray and Cameron Scott showed a col­lec­tion of their work, with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on land­scapes and close-up views. This was fol­lowed by Gavin For­rest, who showed a se­lec­tion of his im­ages which were recorded dur­ing his re­cent visit to Viet­nam. Both pre­sen­ta­tions stim­u­lated much dis­cus­sion about pho­to­graphic tech­niques and equally about the re­spec­tive sub­ject mat­ters. This re­minded mem­bers of the won­der­ful scenery found in Scot­land, and of the stark con­trast in life­style be­tween Scot­land and Viet­nam. Vice pres­i­dent Libby Smith proudly an­nounced the re­sults of the re­cent GP cup com­pe­ti­tion, hosted by the Pho­to­graphic Al­liance of Great Britain. The Car­luke club was placed in fourth po­si­tion, out of 76 clubs from through­out the whole of the UK. In ad­di­tion, club mem­ber Hunter Kennedy won the first prize in one of the in­di­vid­ual cat­e­gories of the com­pe­ti­tion. De­spite this im­pres­sive suc­cess, the club is still very ea­ger to cater for com­plete be­gin­ners, with reg­u­lar ses­sions de­voted to the ba­sic prin­ci­ples of pho­tog­ra­phy. New mem­bers and guests are al­ways very wel­come at these meet­ings. At the club’s next meet­ing on Fri­day, the speaker will be Des Clin­ton, a lead­ing mem­ber of the Drogheda Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety in Ul­ster. This will be an open meet­ing and mem­bers of other clubs and guests are warmly in­vited. This will also be the ‘hand-in’ ses­sion for the Club’s colour print knock-out com­pe­ti­tion and it is hoped that all mem­bers will each en­ter four prints. The weekly meet­ings are held at 7.30pm on Fri­days, in St An­drews Parish Church hall in Mount Ste­wart Street, and visi­tors are al­ways most wel­come. Full de­tails of the club’s busy sched­ule and con­tact de­tails, are avail­able on its web­site www.car­luke-cc.org. Out­door week­end The 1st Car­luke St John’s Scouts Com­pany trav­elled to the Sub Zero Camp at Auchingillian Out­door Cen­tre with over 46 mem­bers in­clud­ing lead­ers, Scouts and Ex­plor­ers tak­ing part. The re­cent bad weather did not de­ter the nu­mer­ous scouts, who had come from both near and far to par­tic­i­pate in the ad­ven­ture week­end, with many young­sters hav­ing a wel­come dip in the heated swim­ming pool. The week­end was en­joyed by all and the Car­luke Scouts hope that they will have many more ad­ven­tures in the months ahead to cel­e­brate their 110th an­niver­sary year. Trekkers The group’s first walk of this year will leave St John’s Church this Satur­day, at 10am en route to Mon­k­lands and Drumpel­lier Coun­try Park in Coat­bridge. This will be a short and in­ter­est­ing trek and new mem­bers will be made most wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this event or the club, phone Rae on 0776290562 or email­rae­warnock@aol. com. Soup and sweet lunch This pop­u­lar event will take place in the United Re­form Church hall on Satur­day, with many of the reg­u­lars’ favourite items on the menu. The church hall will be open at 11.30am to 1.30pm this Satur­day, and the ladies look for­ward to wel­com­ing their friends and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to this friendly gath­er­ing to en­joy a se­lec­tion of soups and de­li­cious sweets. Quiz night The Car­luke Young Farm­ers Club have planned their next quiz night in the town’s Life­style Cen­tre on Satur­day, March 17. En­trance to this event will cost £5 per per­son for a team of six play­ers per table. Tick­ets will in­clude a buf­fet and bar which will be open dur­ing the event. All are in­vited to come along and pit their wits against their op­po­nents at this thrilling evening. Char­ity cof­fee morn­ing The next char­ity cof­fee morn­ing at St John’s Church on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, will be held to raise funds for the Kid­ney Re­search UK fund. The com­mit­tee ex­tend a warm wel­come to all to come along to this fundrais­ing event and sup­port the vi­tal work of this char­ity. The event opens in the church hall at 10.30am to 1.30pm and mem­bers of the com­mit­tee look for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one there. St Athana­sius Parish The win­ners of the re­cent monthly draw were: Geral­dine Scott £125, Chris­tine Bon­ner £75, and Mar­ion O’Hara £50. The parish com­mit­tee will hold their next so­cial evening in the parish hall on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 24. Doors open at 7pm and this event is for over 18s only. The St Pa­trick’s Night on March 17, will in­clude a de­li­cious meal of Ir­ish stew and soda bread; tick­ets cost £10 and ev­ery­one is in­vited to come along and join the cel­e­bra­tions. The next pop­u­lar prize bingo event will be held on April 8; tick­ets costs £1.50 and will in­clude tea. As al­ways do­na­tions of prizes for any of the above events would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated and these can be handed in to the church. The sea­son of Lent be­gins to­day and Masses will be held in the church at 10am and 7.30pm. A warm wel­come is ex­tended to Michael Meecham, who will be join­ing the parish com­mu­nity for the next 12 to 18 months while he trains to be­come a dea­con in the church. All mem­bers of the church com­mu­nity are re­quested to give him their sup­port and en­cour­age­ment dur­ing his jour­ney. Gala day fundraiser The gala day com­mit­tee would like to thank ev­ery­one who came along on a very cold night to sup­port their re­cent fundrais­ing race night held in the parish hall. The event raised £1641 af­ter ex­penses which will now be added to the gala day fund to en­sure this year’s gala day event on Satur­day, June 9, will be one to re­mem­ber. En­try forms are now ready to up­lift by con­tact­ing Laura on 07879886052 or by email­ing her on lau­ra­mur­ray18@ya­hoo. co.uk. The next fundraiser will be a fam­ily night with disco and karaoke and will be held in Castle­hill Bowl­ing Club on Satur­day, March 10. Young Farm­ers Club Mem­bers of the Car­luke club wel­come ev­ery­one along to their next fundrais­ing cof­fee morn­ing on Satur­day, in Kirk­ton Church hall. This year the Young Farm­ers have cho­sen to sup­port two char­i­ties, namely, CHAS and the lo­cal Mag­gie’s Cen­tre. En­trance to this event will cost £3, and there will also be an op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase some tasty home bak­ing as a week­end treat. Week-day ser­vice The week-day 10.30am ser­vice held in St John’s Church last Thurs­day was con­ducted by Joe Bradley, who chose some of the con­gre­ga­tion’s favourite hymns which made this an en­joy­able morn­ing. Many mem­bers of the church then at­tended the ket­tle’s on event in the church hall after­wards for a chance to meet up with friends over a cup of tea or cof­fee and en­joy the de­li­cious home bak­ing. All are wel­come to come along and join in this event where you will be made most wel­come. Street Level lunch Saint John’s Church are hold­ing a fundrais­ing soup lunch this Sun­day fol­low­ing the morn­ing church ser­vice in aid of the lo­cal Street Level group. All are wel­come to come along. World Day of Prayer This year’s event will be hosted in Kirk­ton Church on Fri­day, March 2, at 1.30pm, and a warm in­vi­ta­tion is ex­tended to all. This will be fol­lowed by a wel­come cup of tea or cof­fee which will be served in the church hall. All are wel­come to come along to this ser­vice. Over­town Parish Church The ser­vice this Sun­day, at 11am, will cel­e­brate Girl Guide’s Think­ing Day, and all sec­tions of the guide move­ment will be in uni­form. There will be a creche for younger chil­dren and the OK Club for chil­dren aged three to P6 and B Club Seven for P7s on­wards meets in the church halls at 10.50am to noon. The kids en­joy a mix­ture of sto­ries, games, singing, crafts, paint­ing and draw­ing. Old and new mem­bers will be made wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call K Crich­ton on 01698 360580. All visi­tors to the church will be made most wel­come. Women’s group were due to have their open night last week, but the ar­range­ments for the “Geez A Break” event had to be changed to tonight (Wed­nes­day). It is hoped that as many of their friends will come along to what prom­ises to be an hi­lar­i­ous night, start­ing at the nor­mal time of 7.30pm. The ladies hope that the event will be some­thing to help brighten up the re­cent dreary win­ter nights. Line danc­ing class con­tin­ues this af­ter­noon, start­ing with the be­gin­ners’ and re­fresh­ers’ class at 12.30pm. This will be fol­lowed by the main class at 12.30pm to 2.45pm in the church hall. It will be an af­ter­noon of fun, fit­ness and com­pan­ion­ship. All ages and abil­i­ties are wel­come to come along. Lunch club meets in the small church hall each Mon­day, from 12 noon to 1.30pm. Hot and cold rolls, tea, cof­fee and juice is served fol­lowed by de­li­cious desserts, all for the cost of £3. The club is open to all, so why not come along and give it a try. Sewing bee con­tin­ues in the small hall on Mon­day nights, start­ing at 7pm. All types of arts and crafts are un­der­taken and a knowl­edge­able as­sis­tant is on hand if re­quired. Apart from learn­ing or im­prov­ing their skills, the mem­bers can en­joy the “bril­liant” chat. Over­town Nurs­ery which meets in Over­town Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, have va­can­cies for the new sea­son. If your child will be aged three be­fore March 3, next year, you can ap­ply for a place from his or her third birth­day. All three to five-year-olds are en­ti­tled to this ser­vice. De­tails of the ser­vice and ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be ob­tained di­rectly from any coun­cil nurs­ery, or coun­cil ap­proved nurs­ery or by phon­ing 01236 812281 or vis­it­ing www.north­la­nark­shire. gov.uk/nurs­ery­places, or call­ing in to the com­mu­nity cen­tre Mon­day to Fri­day, be­tween 9am and noon.

Over­town Gowk­thrap­ple

Com­mu­nity Cafe is open for busi­ness as usual on Thurs­days, be­tween 11.30am and 1.30pm, in Gowk­thrap­ple Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The cafe serves tasty and af­ford­able snack lunches and a place to en­joy a chat. There is also a take away menu avail­able. Club Sun Fun Day next meets this Sun­day, in Gowk­thrap­ple Com­mu­nity Cen­tre be­tween 1pm and 2pm. All pri­mary school aged chil­dren will be made most wel­come. At the club the young­sters lis­ten to Bible sto­ries, draw, paint, make things and en­joy a snack lunch to­gether. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on any of the above, con­tact K Crich­ton on the above num­ber.

Craigneuk

Or­ange Halls Events this week be­gins with Craigneuk Branch Club Ap­pren­tice Boys of Derry meet­ing tonight (Wed­nes­day) at 7pm. Bingo is held on Mon­day nights, for eyes down at 7.30pm, all wel­come. Craigneuk True Defenders Flute Band prac­tise ses­sions be­gin at 7.30pm on Tues­day nights, and Craigneuk Im­pe­rial Ladies Flute Band prac­tise on Thurs­days at. 7.30pm. New mem­bers are wel­come to join any of these ses­sions. Craigneuk Ap­pren­tice Boys of Derry are hold­ing a race night this Satur­day, and en­ter­tain­ment for the evening will be pro­vided by the Craigneuk True Defenders Flute Band. This event will start in the hall on Satur­day at 7.30pm. Parochial Hall AA meet­ing at 7pm to 9.30pm and jive class on Mon­days 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Tues­days Ir­ish danc­ing 6.30pm to 8pm and Jig­ger­cize 8.15pm to 8.45pm, bingo on Wed­nes­days 7.30pm to 9pm, Thurs­day Club 1pm to 2.30pm and bowl­ing 7pm to 9.30pm. SGF: Mon­days - abs at­tack 6pm, Tues­days - su­per cir­cuits 7pm, Wed­nes­days - ket­tle bells 6pm and com­bat class 7.30pm, Thurs­days - pump class 7pm and Fri­days - su­per cir­cuits 6pm.

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