Carpet bowls The group meets at Springfield community centre every Monday and Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm. New members are welcome and tuition will be given if required. Tea and coffee are also supplied.
Prize bingo takes place at Springfield community centre tomorrow; doors open at 6.45pm and eyes down is at 7.30pm. This is a ticket-only event; admission costs £2 and tickets can be obtained from the centre on Tuesday and Thursday from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
Gartcosh Rural will hold its latest meeting this Friday in the community centre, on Lochend Road, at 7.15pm. The guest speaker Norrie Wilson and the topic is “Lost Glasgow”. Tea, coffee and food will be provided.
Music club People can learn to play musical instruments including guitar and fiddle at St Bartholomew’s Church hall on Fridays from 8pm to 9.30pm. Lessons are followed by a folk music session until midnight, with a bar also available.
Bingo night The village’s senior citizens’ association will hold a prize bingo night in St David’s Church hall on Tuesday, October 23, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £1 each and include tea or coffee and a free flyer. Donations of prizes would be gratefully received.
Kids’ bible club takes place at Elim Gospel Hall every Thursday from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. The club is free of charge; for more, call 07721 052007.
Bookbug sessions for pre-school children take place at Plains Evangelical Church on Tuesdays at 10.30am during term time. Activities include songs and stories; contact Sheena on 07525 031515 for more information.
1st Clyde Scouts meet on Wednesdays at the St David’s and Plains primary schools campus. Beavers, for six- to eight-year-olds, meet from 6.15pm to 7.30pm; Cubs, for ages eight to 10, meet from 6.45pm to 8.15pm; and Scouts from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. The cost for each meeting is £3; call 01236 609515.
New Monkland outreach cafe is held every Wednesday at the church hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Four Isles events A boxing club for those aged eight and over runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6pm to 8pm at the community centre. The venue also hosts an over-50s group on Mondays from 12 noon until 2pm; a toddlers’ group for kids from birth to three years on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 12 noon; and prize bingo on Tuesday nights from 7pm to 9pm. The Touched By Suicide support group meets once a month; call Linda on 01294 274273 for more. Dog obedience classes are held every Thursday at Four Isles community centre, with a beginners’ session from 7pm to 8pm and an advanced class between 8pm and 9pm; to find out more, call Billy on 07516 894594.
Drop-in cafe takes place at Greengairs Parish Church on Tuesday from 1pm to 3.30pm. Tea, coffee and home baking will be available. The cafe runs on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Sports night LOL306 and LOL275 members are holding their annual pool, darts and dominoes competiton on Friday, November 2, from 7pm until midnight; a special licence has been arranged for the event.
Bonfire night celebrations will take place on Saturday, November 3. The venue is the area behind the social club, at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Committee members will provide soup, hot dogs, tea and coffee.
Back Brae Gospel Hall The breaking of the bread takes place on Sunday at 11am. Sunday school runs from 2.30pm to 3.15pm. The evening gospel meeting is held at 6.30pm every Sunday, except the last Sunday of the month when the service runs from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. A prayer and Bible reading is held every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Bingo night takes place in the Orange hall on Sundays, with tickets on sale from 8pm and eyes down at 8.30pm. The Lucky Joker will be drawn at 8.25pm. Tickets cost £1, on sale from committee members.
Da Capo music group meets on Mondays from 6pm to 9pm, in the Orange hall on Baillies Lane. Anyone who would like to play the orchestral flute and drums is welcome; contact John on 07525 064303 for more.
Baillies Lane marching band holds its rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm at the Orange hall in Greengairs. New flute and drum learners are welcome to attend; call John on 07525 064303 for further details.
Mother and toddlers’ group takes place on Wednesdays from 10am till 12 noon at the community hall. The group is open to all children of the village and surrounding areas.
Stanrigg memorial is open to all who wish to visit. Transport can be arranged by calling 01236 830637.
Nearly new shop at Calder Parish Church is open every Thursday at 1pm in the Bute Street venue’s hall.
Bowling club The newly-decorated clubhouse is available for all types of functions. New and lapsed bowlers are very welcome to join for next season, at an introductory cost of £50. For more, call 01698 831012 or email email@example.com.
Tenants and residents will meet on Wednesday, October 31, in the community centre at 7pm. Future meetings take place on the final Wednesday of each month.
Over-60s carpet bowling The club meets every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am until 12 noon in Mount Pleasant community centre on Main Street. New members are welcome; call 01236 766017 or 01236 765095.
Tenants and residents will meet tonight at 7pm in the senior citizens’ centre on Lauchope Street. Future gatherings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.
Ladies’ fish supper night takes place on Friday, October 26, in St Aloysius’ hall at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £6, are on sale now from Angela’s fish and chip shop or by calling Jean on 01236 752394. There will be a bar, bingo, raffles and music on the night.
Craigneuk and Old Petersburn tenants’ and residents’ association will meet on Monday, November 12, at 7pm in New Broomfield. The group meets on the second Monday of each month at the Airdrie stadium.
Action For Kids run sports and play activities at Dunrobin Primary each Monday from 6pm to 8pm, for children aged three to 12. The cost is £1.50 (including tuck shop); contact Debbie on 07863 716959 for more.
Community council will meet on Tuesday, October 30, in the All Saints and Rochsolloch primaries’ joint campus on Bellsdyke Road at 7pm. For further details, call 07880 628108.
Bank Social Club Weekly entertainment includes – Mondays and Thursdays: dancing to live music; Tuesdays: bingo with £500 prize; Wednesdays: line dancing; Saturdays: cabaret with top acts, backed by Kenny Campbell; Sundays: dancing to The Reasons. Call 01236 607051 for more information.
Parents’ and toddlers’ group runs at Beechbank community centre every Tuesday from 9.30am to 11am.
Caldercruix After 9’Ers activity group meets on
Fridays from 1pm to 3pm in the community centre. Activities include arts and crafts, fitness and cooking. The weekly cost is £1.50, which includes tea and snacks.
Brigade events The Girls’ Brigade meet in the church hall on Monday evenings; all girls welcome. The Boys’ Brigade meet in the same venue on Wednesday evenings, with Anchor Boys taking place followed by Junior section; primary school-aged boys are invited to attend.
Slimming World meetings are held at the community centre on Main Street, taking place on Wednesdays at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Contact Stephen on 07847 332745 for further details.
Indoor car boot sale will take place on Saturday, running from 12 noon to 3pm at St Margaret’s Church hall. Pitches are available for £10 each; for details, find organisers St Margaret’s toddlers group on Facebook.
Nearly-new sale takes place at New Wellwynd Parish Church every Friday from 10am to 12.30pm. Admission is free and stalls include household items, clothing, toys and more.
Airdrie Spiritualist Church meets on Tuesdays at Beechbank community centre in Whinhall from 7.30pm. For more, call Nan on 01236 767007.
Creative writing group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at Chapelside centre on Black Street, from 12 noon till 2pm. The group is looking for members and welcomes all interested in writing “in a diverse range of genres, including poetry, short stories and local history”. @home Youth Centre has a purposebuilt recording studio available every Friday from 5pm to 10pm, with staff on hand to help record and mix tracks. This facility is available free to singers and bands aged under 25. It is run by Airdrie’s community learning and development youth work team; to book, email firstname.lastname@example.org. uk or contact 01236 632380.
Recovery cafe by Love N’Light Recovery Org runs at Pilgrim community centre on Victoria Place each Saturday from 12 noon until 4pm. Motivational speakers, a conversational cafe, fun hub, 12 steps participation and arts and crafts for kids are on offer. Call Bill on 07473 102974 or Jane on 07875 634701.
CAP job club meets on Mondays from noon until 2pm at Hope Church on Bank Street. Those who are looking for work are invited to attend to receive friendly, practical support in finding a job. Lunch is provided; places can be booked by calling 0800 328 0006. Thrift shop at Old Monkland Parish Church runs on Thursdays from 10.30am until 12 noon at the church hall on Manse Avenue; tea and coffee are available and all are welcome to attend. Angel of Love and Light Spiritualist Church hold their meetings every Monday at 7.30pm at Coatbridge community centre, in the grounds of St Andrew’s High School. New members are welcome to attend.
Indoor bowling club There are still a few vacancies for new teams to enter league games (members only). New members can join for £65 and will be made most welcome. The club is open to the public at all times, but the best time for practise games is from 12 noon onwards every day. There is also an organised bounce game open to all every Friday from 10am to 12 noon. The club is hoping to start a bounce game on a Thursday evening; those interested can call 01236 428641. A tea room is open from 9.30am to 2pm every day serving tea, coffee, snacks and light meals. The club also holds the following events every week; line dancing on Mondays at 7pm; camera club on Tuesdays at 7pm; Slimming World classes on Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 8.30am and 10.30am; Spanish classes on Thursdays at 7pm. A function suite, which holds 120 people, is available to hire by calling the number above or emailing admin@ coatbridgeibc.co.uk Lip-reading classes are run by Deaf Services Lanarkshire, based at Unit 40 in Fountain Business Centre, Ellis Street. The free classes, for anyone who is hard of hearing, take place on Thursdays from 6.30pm till 8.30pm. Sessions are described as “fun, relaxed and informative”; for further details, call Elaine on 07979 932328 or email email@example.com. 4th Coatbridge Girls’ Brigade meet at Middle Church hall on Bank Street on Tuesday evenings. Explorers for girls in P1-3 run from 6.45pm to 8pm, Juniors for P4-7 run from 6.45pm to 8.15pm and Brigaders for S1-6 takes place from 6.45pm to 9.30pm. All girls of school age are welcome along. Parent and toddler group at Coatbridge Baptist Church is recruiting new members for next term. The group runs every Monday (except school holidays) from 9.30am to 11.45am at the church on West Canal Street. The group provide a safe environment for parents to bring children aged from birth to three years along to play with toys and interact with others. Attending parents are asked to make a £1 weekly donation, if they can afford to do so. For more information, call Craig on 01236 748011. Pied Piper playgroup at the Charlotte Toal centre on Dundyvan Road has places available for children aged two and over. Classes run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9.45am to 11.45am. Children can play and have fun while parents have some time to themselves. Call Lynn on 07958 507269 to find out further details.
Airdrie and Coatbridge Sea Cadets meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Mission Hall on Motherwell Street. All 10-to-18-year-olds are welcome to attend; visit www.sea-cadets.org/airdriecoatbridge to find out more details.