Car­luke

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Cam­era Club There was a packed house at last Fri­day’s meet­ing of Car­luke Cam­era Club. Guest speaker was Mike Sharples, from Smeth­wick Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety, one of the largest and most suc­cess­ful clubs in Eng­land. Mike is well known for his work which has earned him many dis­tinc­tions. It en­com­passed a wide va­ri­ety of sub­jects, such as land­scapes, por­traits and sport. Fri­day’s meet­ing was also at­tended by a large number of vis­i­tors from other lo­cal cam­era clubs to hear his talk. Satur­day and Sun­day were oc­cu­pied by the club’s an­nual au­tumn out­ing which, this year, went to the Lake Dis­trict. Mem­bers who par­tic­i­pated will dis­play their work at a fu­ture club meet­ing. There was no mem­bers’ work­shop on Mon­day of this week. This week’s meet­ing will be an in-house evening, hosted by club vice-pres­i­dent, Libby Smith at 7.30pm on Fri­day in St An­drews Church hall in Mount Ste­wart Street. Vis­i­tors and new mem­bers, in­clud­ing be­gin­ners, are most wel­come. Visit the club’s web­site at www.car­luke-cc. org.uk de­tails on any of the above. Sewing bee con­tin­ues in the small church hall at 7pm each Mon­day evening. All types of arts and crafts are un­der­taken and ex­pert help is avail­able if re­quired. All are wel­come to come along and give it a try. Line danc­ing class con­tin­ues on Wed­nes­days in the church hall start­ing with the be­gin­ners’ and re­fresh­ers’ class at 12.30pm, with the main class at 1.15pm till 2.45pm. All ages and abil­i­ties are wel­come. Women’s group The des­ig­nated speaker last week can­celled, but the evening was saved when new mem­ber, Rose, stepped in. She en­ter­tained the ladies with her po­ems and linen dish tow­els with po­etry printed on them, which she sells for char­ity. A great night was had by all and the com­mit­tee are in­debted to Rose for pro­vid­ing a su­per night of en­ter­tain­ment. Tonight is an open night, called Geez-a-break, and ladies in the com­mu­nity are cor­dially in­vited. Over­town and Water­loo com­mu­nity coun­cil meets next Tues­day, Novem­ber 13, at 7.30pm in the com­mu­nity cen­tre. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along. Brighter vil­lage as­so­ci­a­tion are, once again, hold­ing a switch on of the Christ­mas lights in the com­mu­nity cen­tre. It will take place on Novem­ber 24, and stall hold­ers can be­gin con­struct­ing their stalls from 10am. The cen­tre will then be open to the pub­lic from noon, with the lights switch on cer­e­mony at 3pm. It is hoped that Santa Claus will also be in at­ten­dance for most of the af­ter­noon to en­ter­tain the young­sters.

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