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.