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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 calder­bankbowls@ya­hoo.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 fa­ganja@north­lan.gov. 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 iameoh@bt­in­ter­net.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.

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